Newcastle United's English midfielder Matthew Longstaff (C) celebrates with teammates after scoring the opening goal of the English Premier League football match between Newcastle United and Manchester United at St James's Park in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, north east England on October 6, 2019.

The Longstaff brothers to the Charltons – 19 Newcastle United, Sunderland & North East football families

Matty Longstaff has been the talk of Tyneside since he burst on the Premier League scene with a match-winning, goalscoring performance against Manchester United.

Saturday, 12th October 2019, 12:00 pm

It comes just months after his brother Sean Longstaff did something similar, establishing himself as a first-team regular out of the blue under previous manager Rafa Benitez.

But they are far from North East first footballing family.

Here Alex Cox, Aaron Hindhaugh and Ross Sanderson take a look back over the history books to dig out some greats, and not-so-greats, synonymous with the region’s game – and with a family link.

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