May 24th 2015, Newcastle United have to better Hull City’s result to stay in the Premier League.
Newcastle found themselves in danger after John Carver had overseen a record eight consecutive defeats.
The confidence of the players was shattered, and the fans were fearing the worst but, when the Toon Army needed a hero, up-stepped ‘Spiderman.’
Jonas Gutierrez was signed by Kevin Keegan in 2008 and arrived with the nickname ‘Spiderman,’ due to his trademark goal celebration.
Gutierrez enjoyed five excellent years at Newcastle until he received the news in October 2013 that he had testicular cancer.
His career looked to be over but in early 2015 – after he had successfully fought off cancer – he returned to the Newcastle side with a substitute appearance against Manchester United and was handed the captain’s armband.
Going into the last game of the season Carver was desperate to keep Newcastle up, and so he gambled and started the Argentinian winger, who then turned in one of his best performances in a Magpies shirt.
Gutierrez set up Moussa Sissoko’s opener with a beautifully weighted cross which the Frenchman powered home at the Gallowgate End.
Things got better for the St James’s Park faithful as, with time running out, Gutierrez picked up the ball on the left, took a touch and drove an unstoppable low drive past Adrian. Newcastle erupted with joy and the Argentine sent a clear message to Mike Ashley with his celebration.
After the game, he was told that his contract would not be renewed and he left the club just a week later; appalling treatment of a Tyneside hero.
Here are the best reactions from Newcastle fans who remember that day.
Cried buckets when he scored…..⬛️⬜️????
— Janet (@janshoes) May 24, 2019
Truly one of the best moments of my life when Jonas scored!
— Danny Hardy (@danny_hardy18) May 24, 2019
— Gavin James Nathan (@coolercoats) May 24, 2019
Spine tingling even when I had the volume set to zero. #WORK
— CushdelaCush (@cushdela) May 24, 2019
Seems like only yesterday
— carol Bradley (@hurty1958) May 24, 2019
— Graeme Salmon (@Graemethefish) May 24, 2019