Danny Guthrie

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Danny Guthrie is an English midfielder who was born in Shrewsbury on 18th April 1987. Guthrie began his career at Manchester United as a youngster before moving to Liverpool in 2005. Guthrie made his debut for the Anfield club on 25th October 2006 in a 4-3 league cup win over Reading. He made the odd appearance here and there for Rafa Benitez's side until March 2nd 2007 when he was loaned to Southampton.

Guthrie made his Saints debut on 5th March 2007, in a televised 3-1 beating at Preston. He settled in quickly at St Marys and played a key role in the clubs late charge towards the play-offs. He was arguably man of the match in Southampton's amazing play-off final second leg at Derby on 15th May 2007, which George Burley's men eventually lost on penalties.

Guthrie spent the entire 2007/08 campaign at Bolton Wanderers. Former Liverpool coach Sammy Lee brought the midfielder to The Reebok shortly before he was replaced as Trotters manager by Gary Megson. Guthrie scored a goal on his debut for the club in a 2-1 League Cup win at Fulham. He had a decent season of Premiership football and also represented the club in Europe, coming up against the likes of Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid.

On 11th July 2008 Guthrie signed for Kevin Keegan's Newcastle for an undisclosed fee. He made his debut in a 1-1 draw at Manchester United on 17th August 2008. On 13th September 2008 Guthrie was handed the first red card of his career after a terrible challenge which broke Craig Fagan's leg in a match with Hull. He performed reasonably well in his first season at St James Park, despite The Magpies relegation to The Championship. Guthrie scored his first goal for the club in a 3-0 win at Portsmouth on 14th December 2008.

Guthrie made a big contribution in Newcastle's promotion back to the top flight in 2009/10. He scored five times in all competitions, including a brace in an awesome display against Barnsley in March. His strike against Leicester in a televised match back in September 2009 was one of best goals seen at St James Park all year. Guthrie missed the start of the 2010/11 Premiership season through injury, before returning in October. He appeared less frequently for the club after a poor run of form on his comeback. In 2011/12 Guthrie deputised for Yoann Cabaye and Cheick Tiote, usually doing a competent job when called upon. He left Newcastle in May 2012 when his contract expired.

In June 2012 Guthrie hit the headlines for the wrong reasons when a brawl broke out at his wedding. On 29th June 2012 he signed for Reading on a three year deal.