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  Number of Newcastle
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Ticket news:
Rotherham (a)
Brentford (h) Public sale now
Barnsley (a) Member sale now
Ipswich (h) Public sale now (online)
Preston (h) (EFL Cup) ST holder sale now
Preston (a) ST holder sale now (
50 pts) 

Stiffs stalemate

Newcastle U23s  0  Swansea City U23s  0


Following a 3-2 league victory over Swansea City at Whitley Park on Monday, the sides met again at the same venue in the Premier League Cup on Friday.

However the high point of the afternoon for a small crowd was probably the Tyneside sunshine; the tie ending in an instantly forgettable stalemate.

The Swans went closest in the 19th minute when Ryan Blair bulleted a long range effort that hit the underside of the bar and may have crossed the line.

However the referee was unmoved and waved play-on as Freddie Woodman gathered the loose ball.

Peter Beardsley's side's only real chance came just after the half hour when Sean Longstaff's goalbound shot hit a colleague and was deflected wide of the target.

Callum Roberts then dragged the ball across the six yard box in the final seconds of the second half but it ended goalless.

There was an uneventful debut at this level for Danish forward Elias Sorensen, following his U18 bow last Saturday.

The goalless draw gave United a point in their group stage. Trips to Bristol City (7th Nov) and Southampton (2nd Dec) are next up in this competition.

Team: Woodman, Williams, Gibson, Barlaser, Good, Satka, Broccoli (Hunter 66), Longstaff, Sorensen (El-Mhanni 75), Roberts, Holmes.
Subs n/u: Newberry, Harker, Findlay.

Booked: Gibson.

SCFC: Zabret, Lewis, Plezier, Evans, Davies, Rodon, Samuel, Blair, Biabi, Dyson (James 67), Garrick (Jones 80).
Subs n/u: Tracey, Reid, Maric.

Booked: Evans.

Crowd: 132

Rotherham United (a)


United make their first-ever appearance at New York Stadium on Saturday afternoon, when they face the Millers in an old-fashioned 3pm kick-off.

Newcastle are the highest scorers in the Championship so far with 21 goals from 10 games, while Rotherham have the leakiest defence, conceding 24 to date.

All 2,500 away section tickets have been sold, with the host club advising that at full time, home fans will be directed towards Don Street whilst away supporters will exit via New York Way leading to Main Street. That arrangement will apply for at least 20 minutes.

If you're off to South Yorkshire by train, be aware that Central Metro station is closed from 8pm Friday until Monday AM for scheduled maintenance.

New York Stadium S60 1AH (12,021)
Nearest station: Rotherham (0.4 miles)
Return mileage from SJP: 257 miles

The New York Stadium (named after the area it was built in) opened for business in 2012 - ending a four season tenancy at the Don Valley Athletics Stadium.

That came about when disputes with their landlord prompted the Millers to leave Millmoor - which rather oddly remains intact (but unused) only a short distance away from the new one.

Betting: Coral's enhanced new customer offer is a mighty 8/1 on a Magpies win (5 max stake) and should that not happen, there's a consolation 5 free bet. Get that offer online here

Selected match odds:

Dwight Gayle first goalscorer @ 3/1
Yoan Gouffran anytime scorer @ 11/5
Newcastle to keep a clean sheet @ 5/4
Newcastle to score in opening 10 minutes @ 11/2

Coral match bets are online here

Vurnon Anita is available again after completing his three match suspension.

RUFC: Ahead of hosting us, Alan Stubbs saw his side beaten 1-2 at Huddersfield Town on Tuesday evening.

The Millers have won just once in the Championship so far this season, a 1-0 home win over Brentford which was also their only clean sheet. Since then they've lost four times and drawn the other two.

Other opposition sides haven't found goals hard to come by at New York Stadium, with Wolves, Bristol City and Nottingham Forest all drawing 2-2 and Cardiff winning 2-1. Morecambe also won 5-4 there in the EFL Cup.

Our most recent visit to Rotherham was for a rather feisty FA Cup tie that ended 1-1 in January 1993. Newcastle won the replay 2-0.

Roger East from the Select Group 1. 

The Wiltshire whistler was a regular sight at Toon games last season, presiding over a 1-2 home defeat by Watford, a 0-0 home draw with Stoke, miraculous 2-1 win at Spurs, 0-1 FA Cup loss at Watford and 1-5 leathering at Chelsea.


Overseas TV: 
Arena Sport 1 +HD
beIN Sports 3 Australia
beIN Sports 4 USA
Eurosport 2 Russia
Fox Sports 1 Africa
Sportdigital TV +HD
SportKlub (Cro/Ser/Slo)
SportsMax (Jamaica)
Ten 3 (India/Nepal/Pakistan/Sri Lanka)
TV3 Sport HD (Sweden)
Viaplay (Den/Swe) +HD

UK Radio: None

Local Radio: Live on BBC Radio Newcastle


Mags @ Millers - all-time:

drew 1-1 Lee (FAC)
1982/83 won 5-1 Keegan 4, Todd
1981/82 drew 0-0
1964/65 drew 1-1 Penman
1963/64 won 3-2 Penman, Suddick 2
1962/63 lost 1-3 McGrath
1961/62 drew 0-0

(All games staged at Millmoor)

Full record v Rotherham:


Upcoming Championship Fixtures:

Sat 01.10.2016:

Fulham v QPR (12.45pm)
Birmingham City v Blackburn Rovers (3pm)
Brentford v Wigan Athletic (3pm)
Bristol City v Nottingham Forest (3pm)
Burton Albion v Cardiff City (3pm)
Ipswich Town v Huddersfield Town (3pm)
Leeds United v Barnsley (3pm)
Preston North End v Aston Villa (3pm)
Reading v Derby County (3pm)
Sheffield Wednesday v Brighton & Hove Albion (3pm)
Wolves v Norwich City (5.30pm)

Dwight's magic


Newcastle  4  Norwich City  3
Match footage is online here

Match report

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Reds up next

After losing their unbeaten record this season at the sixth time of asking last weekend, Newcastle's U18s face Liverpool at Little Benton on Saturday (11am).

The Reds came a cropper against local rivals Everton on Saturday when they were beaten 1-4 at home.

Last season's meetings went the way of the home side, with Liverpool winning 4-1 on Merseyside, while the Magpies triumphed 3-1 on Tyneside.

"The Season Ticket"
- first reviews in

Based on Jonathan Tulloch's award-winning book of the same name, a theatrical production of "The Season Ticket" is currently being staged in Newcastle - and initial performances have been very well received:

"Incredible. Wonderful performances, beautifully directed, with a fantastic script! Go see!"

"absolutely brilliant, went last night, laughed & cried, get yourself along"

"Best play I have seen. Recommend to anyone - Fantastic"

The story of penniless Toon fans Gerry and Sewell and their attempts to find the money to watch the black and whites was filmed as "Purely Belter" in 2000 and now returns, adapted and updated for the stage.

Starring Will Graham and Niek
Versteeg, "The Season Ticket" runs through to Saturday week, October 8th at Northern Stage in the Haymarket.

Adult tickets cost from 15.50-26, with U21s and students 13. Bookings online here

Due to customer demand, Northern Stage have now confirmed accessible performances as follows:

Thu 06.10.2016 Captioned (7.30pm)
Fri 07.10.2016 British Sign Language (7.30pm)
Sat 07.10.2016 Touch Tour (12.30pm)
Sun 08.10.2016 Audio Described (2pm)

Venue a

For anyone not going to Rotherham meanwhile, there's a matinee performance at 2pm on Saturday and again on Saturday 8th October (also 2pm).

Northern Stage are also running an early evening performance this coming Tuesday, curtain up 6pm

PS: After leaving Newcastle, "The Season Ticket" moves on to Winchester, York and Dundee.

Loan lads:
Tom gets on

Tom Heardman (Hartlepool United)
A debut in senior football came on Tuesday evening, as Tom arrived as an 84th minute substitute in a 1-1 draw with Luton Town in League Two.

Alex Gilliead (Luton Town)
Alex played the first 79 minutes of a 1-1 draw away at Hartlepool United in League Two on Tuesda
y, with the Hatters levelling from a free kick awarded for a foul on him.

Ivan Toney (Shrewsbury Town)
A dismissal during Town's 1-1 draw at AFC Wimbledon on Saturday means that striker Ivan
sat out Tuesday's League One home game against Peterborough United. That game ended 1-1.

Adam Armstrong (Barnsley)
Arma arrived from the bench in the 67th minute as the Tykes found a late equaliser in a 1-1 home draw with Aston Villa in the Championship on Tuesday. 

Sammy Ameobi
(Bolton Wanderers)
Arriving from the bench for the final 27 minutes, Sammy was unable to prevent the Trotters tumbling to a 0-1 defeat at Rochdale in League One on Tuesday.

Haris Vuckic (Bradford City)
Vuckic started for the Bantams on Tuesday night, completing 64 minutes of a 2-1 home victory over Fleetwood Town in League One.

Kyle Cameron (Newport County)
The Scottish U21 international defender played the full game as Newport lost 0-1 at Grimsby Town in League Two on Tuesday.

Macaulay Gillesphey (Carlisle United)
A 2-2 draw at Doncaster Rovers in League Two on Tuesday night means that the Cumbrians have lost just once in 13 league and cup games this season - and that was on penalties to Championship side Derby County.

Macaulay played the full 90 minutes at the Keepmoat.  

Siem De Jong (PSV Eindhoven)
A 2-2 draw away to Russian side Rostov in the Champions League on Wednesday evening saw Siem appear as a 73rd minute replacement for PSV. His brother Luuk scored once.

Jamie Sterry (Coventry City)
A 2-2 home draw with AFC Wimbledon in League One on Wednesday saw defender Sterry return to the Sky Blue starting lineup and complete 90 minutes.

Kevin Mbabu (BSC Young Boys)
A third successive 0-0 draw in all competitions saw Young Boys return with a point from Thursday's Europa League trip to Astana. Kevin was an unused substitute in Kazakhstan.

Emmanuel Riviere (Real Osasuna)
Las Palmas (h) Primera Division, Saturday.

Florian Thauvin
(Olympique Marseille)
Angers (a) Ligue 1, Sunday.

Paul Woolston (Darlington 1883)
Brackley Town (a) National League North 08.10.2016


Tim Krul (Ajax) 
Game tbc

Liam Smith (Crewe Alexandra)
Game tbc

Henri Saivet (AS Saint-Etienne)
Game tbc


Lewis Gibson (England U17s):
Croatia Cup:
Wed 28.09.2016 Croatia (a) won 5-0 FR
There was a winning start for the young Magpies defender, who completed the full game in Pula.

Fri 30.09.2016 Greece (n) Novigrad FR
Mon 03.10.2016 Germany (n) Pula FR

Ciaran Clark, Daryl Murphy (Ireland):

06.10.2016 Georgia (h) WCQ
09.10.2016 Moldova (a) WCQ

Paul Dummett (Wales):
06.10.2016 Austria (a) WCQ
09.10.2016 Georgia (h) WCQ

Vurnon Anita (Netherlands):
07.10.2016 Belarus (h) WCQ
10.10.2016 France (h) WCQ

Grant Hanley, Matt Ritchie (Scotland):

08.10.2016 Lithuania (h) WCQ
11.10.2016 Slovakia (a) WCQ

Freddie Woodman, Isaac Hayden (England U21):
08.10.2016 Malta (h) ECQ
11.10.2016 Slovenia (a) ECQ


Adam Armstrong (England U20s):
05.10.2016 Netherlands (h) Oldham FR
07.10.2016 Germany (h) Huddersfield FR
10.10.2016 USA (h) Rochdale FR

There's a first selection in this age group for 19 year-old goalkeeper Freddie Woodman, although he has trained with the U21s before. Also called up is former Magpie custodian Jonathan Mitchell, now at Derby County.

Kyle Cameron (Scotland U21):

05.10.2016 Iceland (a) ECQ
11.10.2016 Macedonia (a) ECQ

There's a maiden U21 call-up for reserve defender
Kyle. The 19 year-old native of Hexham is currently on loan at League Two side Newport County following a similar temporary posting to York City last season.

Scotland cannot qualify for the finals in 2017 and have selected a host of new players including Kyle, fellow Magpie Stuart Findlay among those making way.

Possible call-ups for games including:

06.10.2016 Moldova (a) WCQ
09.10.2016 Austria (h) WCQ

06.10.2016 Cuba (a) FR
12.10.2016 New Zealand (h) FR

07.10.2016 Bosnia (h) WCQ
10.10.2016 Gibraltar (a) WCQ

07.10.2016 Uganda (h) WCQ

DR Congo:
08.10.2016 Libya (h) WCQ


08.10.2016 Gabon (a) WCQ

08.10.2016 Cape Verde (h) WCQ

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Fixtures, Tickets etc.
Season 2016/17

The ticket office is on the first floor of the SJP club shop, under the Gallowgate End towards the Strawberry.

Paid-for matchday ticket collections take place from the windows at the back of the Gallowgate End Stand, above NINE Bar.

Matchday ticket sales are from the Box Office in the Milburn Stand, just up the slope from the Sir Bobby Robson Statue.

SJP Box Office phone: 0844 372 1892* 
(7p per minute plus network charge)

* 0044 870 444 1892 from overseas


Online Box Office is here

SJP seating plan is here

On the opening day of ticket sales, they officially commence at 10am - with any points reduction for away tickets becoming effective at the same time.

Away tickets are sold only to season ticket holders and members*. All ST holders are automatically members (a non-negotiable fee is added annually by NUFC to each ST).

A 1 administration fee per ticket applies to away sales in all competitions, with no upper limit. In addition, non-NUFC members pay the same fee on home ticket sales.

*NUFC have announced that their members only away ticket policy will be relaxed for selected 2016/17 away games:

Season ticket holders and members will continue to enjoy priority access to all away match tickets as normal, with demand expected to be extremely high for most fixtures.

"However, should away tickets not completely sell out during designated priority sale periods, the club will make them available to all fans where possible."


Heading to the Toon?

City guide

Geordie Map here  

NE guide here

Sat 01.10.2016 U18s v Liverpool (h) @ Little Benton, 11am. U18 Premier League.

Sat 01.10.2016 Rotherham United (a)
@ New York Stadium, 3pm. Championship.
SOLD OUT. Allocation: 2,500. 

Sun 09.10.2016 Entertainers v Manchester Select @ Kingston Park, 1.30pm. Standing tickets 10 (5 concessions) Seats 20 (10) online here or 0871 226 6060. Premium options via 0191 214 2892. There's also an Entertainers dinner at SJP on Sat 08.10.2016 which acts as a fundraiser for Sport Newcastle. Tickets online here

Fri 14.10.2016 U23s v Wolves (a) @ Molineux, 7pm. Premier League 2.

Sat 15.10.2016 U18s v smoggies (a) @ Hurworth, 11am. U18 Premier League.

Sat 15.10.2016 Brentford (h)
@ SJP, 3pm. Championship. Public sale now.

Tue 18.10.2016 Barnsley (a)
@ Oakwell, 7.45pm. Championship. Member sale now, zero points. 30 adults, 22 over-65s/ 18-21s, 10 U17s, 5 U12s. Allocation: 5,500.

Sat 22.10.2016 U18s v Manchester City (h) @ Little Benton, 11am. U18 Premier League.

Sat 22.10.2016 Ipswich Town (h) @ SJP, 3pm. Championship. Public sale now (online), Mon 03.10.2016 (in person/by phone).

Mon 24.10.2016 U23s v Fulham (a) @ Motspur Park, 7pm. Premier League 2.

Tue 25.10.2016 Preston North End (h) @ SJP, KO tbc. EFL Cup Fourth Round. ST holder sale now, ST holder additional seats/ members Fri 30.09.2016. 10 & 3 advance sale; 20 & 10 matchday sale. 

Fri 28.10.2016 U23s v Hartlepool United (h) @ venue tbc, 1pm. Central League Cup.

Sat 29.10.2016 U18s v Manchester United (h) @ Little Benton, 12.30pm. U18 Premier League.

Sat 29.10.2016 Preston North End (a) @ Deepdale, 3pm. Championship. Member sale now, 50 points. 24 adults, 16 over-65s/ 18-21s, 8 U17s, 2 U8s. Allocation: 5,600.

Mon 31.10.2016 U23s v smoggies (h) @ SJP, 7pm. Premier League 2.

Sat 06.05.2017 Championship season ends (all games kick off at Noon).

(Championship playoff final takes place at Wembley Stadium on Mon 29.05.2017)

Confirmed NUFC UK live TV coverage:

NUFC Live on Sky Sports:

Sat 24.09.2016
Aston Villa (a) 5.30pm
Sun 20.11.2016 Leeds United (a) 1.15pm

(Live games selected up to and including Mon 28.11.2016 - December and January selections will be announced on a date tbc in early October)

League Cup (aka The EFL Cup):

Fourth Round ties:

Tue 25.10.2016:
Arsenal v Reading
Bristol City v Hull City
Leeds United v Norwich City
Liverpool v Spurs
Newcastle United v Preston North End

Wed 26.10.2016:
Manchester United v Manchester City
Southampton v mackems
West Ham United v Chelsea

Round dates:

w/c 24.10.2016
R5 w/c 28.11.2016
SF1 w/c 09.01.2017
SF2 w/c 23.01.2017
F Sun 26.02.2017

FA Cup:
United enter in Round 3 - draw date tbc

R3 07.01.2017
R4 28.01.2017
R5 18.02.2017
R6 11.03.2017
SF 22.04.2017
Sat 27.05.2017

Northumberland Senior Cup:

First Round:

Tue 25.10.2016:
Alnwick Town v Heaton Stannington
Ashington v Blyth Town

Wed 26.10.2016:
Morpeth Town v Whitley Bay
Newcastle Benfield v Bedlington Terriers
West Allotment Celtic v Team Northumbria

(NUFC, North Shields and Blyth Spartans all have a bye to the Second Round)

Metro line closures 2016:

Central Metro station will be closed all day Saturday and Sunday as follows:

01.10.2016 & 02.10.2016 (Rotherham a)
08.10.2016 & 09.10.2016 (no NUFC game) 

In addition, buses replace Metros between
Four Lane Ends and North Shields in both directions on 08.10.2016 & 09.10.2016.


International Magpies
National Service

2016/17 international breaks:
Mon-Tue 03-11.10.2016
Mon-Fri 07-18.11.2016
Mon-Tue 20-28.03.2017

African Nations Cup Finals:
The 16 team event in Gabon take places between 14.01.2017 and 05.02.2017, with the draw on 19.10.2016:

Teams: Algeria, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, DR Congo, Egypt, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Ivory Coast, Mali, Morocco, Senegal, Tunisia, Togo, Uganda, Zimbabwe.

Christian Atsu (Ghana), Chancel Mbemba (DR Congo), Momo Diame (Senegal) and Achraf Lazaar (Morocco) are in line for callups.

Coxy's Cockup Corner
Whoops, He did it Again...

What's this all about then? Click here  
for a rambling explanation of sorts....

On This Day in History
30th September

Born Or Died:

1889 John Thomas born, Sacriston

Inside right who began his playing career with Spennymoor but ended a brief spell with Brighton when joining United for a fee of 25 ahead of the 1911/12 season.

What proved to be his sole senior outing came in a 1-1 draw against Manchester City at their Hyde Road ground in early 1912.

Returning to Spennymoor the following season, Jack enlisted in the Durham Light Infantry and was later captured during the Battle of Ypres in 1915.

Successfully escaping from a German prison camp the following year, Thomas earned the Meritorious Service Medal ended the conflict as an operative in mainland Europe.

Later working in the Durham coalfield and living for a time in Australia, Jacks' death was recorded on Tyneside during 1947.  

1899 Tom Mitchell
born, Spennymoor.

Outside left who had played for Tudhoe United and his hometown club before moving to SJP in 1920 at a cost of 100.

Tom's first team bow came in a 0-2 loss at Chelsea in February 1921 and he became a regular starter during the following season, making 22 starts.

However Mitchell's first team appearances would become less frequent in subsequent years and he was a reserve team regular.

What proved to be his last senior outing was a 0-2 home defeat to Huddersfield Town in March 1926 and Tom then joined Leeds United in a 785 deal, helping his new side win promotion to the top flight in 1927/28.

Joining York City in September 1931, Tom scored his side's first-ever goal at their Bootham Crescent ground the following year but hung up his boots soon after.  

Working as an FA Coach, Mitchell spent several summers coaching in Norway before becoming York manager in March 1937.  

Serving as a pilot in the RAF during World War II, Tom resumed his duties at the Minstermen's manager in 1946 before resigning in February 1950. 

Appointed a club director thereafter and running a sports shop in the town for many years, Tom passed away in November 1984 at the age of 85.

1986 Scott Marshall born, Newcastle.

Reserve and Academy player who made his debut in Newcastle's U17 side during the 2002/03 season, appearing in the reserves for the first time the following season.

Released by Newcastle in early 2006 after failing to win a contract at SJP, Scott then spent some time with Hartlepool United but didn't make a league appearance for them.

The left-sided winger then dropped into the Northern League with Bedlington Terriers, later moves taking him on to Newcastle Benfield and North Shields.

1997 Dan Ward born, South Shields

Midfielder who agreed a scholarship at United after a successful trial, debuting for the club's U18 side in a 0-1 loss at Arsenal during April 2014.

Dan was then blooded in the U21s at Whitley Park in November of that year, coming off the bench to score in a 7-0 victory over Team Northumbria in the Northumberland Senior Cup.

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1893 Woolwich Arsenal (h)
Division Two 
Wallace 3, Thompson 3
Tyneside born goalkeeper Lowery had a gentle introduction to league football as he stood between the posts, and watched his new colleagues power through the Gunners. 

This match also marked the only first team appearance of Isaac Ryder, a locally-born inside left who played most of his football in United's Northern Alliance side.

1899 Bury (a)
Division One 
Wood, McLuckie

1905 Sheffield Wednesday (a)
Division One 

1908 Glasgow Rangers (h)
Higgins 4 

1911 Everton (a)
Division One 
Burton, Davidson

1922 Preston North End (a)
Division One 

1933 Sheffield Wednesday (a)
Division One 
Ball 2, Rimmer

1944 Sunderland (h)
Spuhler, Whitelum 3, Walshaw

1950 Sheffeld Wednesday (a)
Division One 
1961 Luton Town (h) 4-1
Division Two 
Allchurch, White, Hale, Hughes 
1964 Plymouth Argyle (a)
Division Two 
Jackson, Trebilcock
1967 Arsenal (h)
Division One 
Davies, Robson (pen) 
1970 Inter Milan (Italy) (h) 2-0 (1-0)
(3-1 on aggregate)
Fairs Cup 1st Round
2nd Leg
Moncur(29), Davies(70)
After receiving some rough treatment in the San Siro as they drew 1-1 in the first leg, United knew what to expect - and weren't disappointed.

Italian captain Giacinto Facchetti (aka "hacchetti") singled Wyn Davies out for special treatment, while Tommy Gibb was punched in the face by Roberto Boninsegna - but escaped punishment.

With United 1-0 up, Inter 'keeper Lido Vieri was sent off for punching referee Joseph Minnoy. He was later fined 660 and banned from international football for three years.

Writing in The Journal, former Magpie Ivor Broadis described the Inter antics thus: 

"Pushing, punching, body-checking you name it, Inter threw it all at Newcastle in a morass of Italian skullduggery."

1972 Everton (a)
Division One 
Connolly, Royle, Jonhnson 
Future Magpie John Connolly scored for the Toffees.

1978 Notts County (a) 2-1
Division Two 
Bird(41), Connolly(82)

John Connolly netted his first Newcastle goal on his ninth appearance. 

30/09/19891989 Hull City (a)
Division Two 
Anderson(17), Brazil(71), McGhee(75) 
Mark McGhee chalked up the first goal of his second SJP spell on a sunny Saturday afternoon at Boothferry Park.
Youtube footage is online here

30/09/19921992 Leicester City (h)
Anglo Italian 
Brock(10), Quinn(44pen,84), Sheedy(59) 
As a measure of United's strength in depth and lack of interest in this competition, only four of the previous Saturday's game started this match.

1996 Aston Villa (h)
Premier League 
Ferdinand(5,22), Shearer(38), Howey(67)
A Sky Monday evening game where Dwight Yorke managed to score a hat trick and have a perfectly good goal disallowed but still finish on the losing side. United were second with 18 points from eight games after this victory.

1999 CSKA Sofia (Bulgaria) (h) 2-2 (1-1)
(4-2 agg)

UEFA 1st Round
2nd Leg
After the eight goal hammering of Sheffield Wednesday in the previous home game, this was comparatively underwhelming - although the business of making it through to the next round was achieved with something to spare.

After CSKA took a shock lead when Harper was lobbed from distance, Alan Shearer soon levelled with a close range effort. 

Paul Robinson then replaced Silvio Maric in the closing stages and looked to have given the home side victory when he diverted a Stephen Glass cross into the goal via his standing foot.

The Bulgarians however equalised in the final seconds of the game when one of their substitutes headed in at the far post. match report.

2000 Manchester City (a)

What proved to be United's last away win at Maine Road came when Alan Shearer headed past old boy Tommy Wright in the home goal.

Steve Caldwell made his league debut for the Magpies, replacing injury victim Andy Griffin at half time. While the young Scot did well though, it was the introduction of livewire sub Lomana LuaLua that galvanised Newcastle into a first league success in four attempts. match report

2000 There was Gold Medal success for future Magpie Geremi, who netted in a penalty shootout to help Cameroon beat Spain in the final of the Olympic Football Tournament in Sydney. The final score was 2-2 after 120 minutes.

2001 Liverpool (h)

Riise(3), Murphy(86)
The appearance of the Sky cameras at SJP was enough to see United suffer their first home loss in twelve matches and extend our winless run on the satellite broadcaster to nine fixtures. match report

2004 Hapoel Bnei Sakhnin (Israel) (a)
(3-1) (7-1 on aggregate)
UEFA Cup 1st Round 2nd Leg

Kluivert(9,42), Shearer(38,52pen,90)


A hat-trick from Alan Shearer and two from Patrick Kluivert gave United easy passage through to the group stages of the UEFA Cup in Tel Aviv.

The aggregate was
7-1 with Kluivert's SJP double meaning the duo had notched all seven. match report

2009 Queens Park Rangers (h) 1-1 (0-1)
Striker Marlon Harewood came off the bench to net on his home debut.

Harewood was loan from Nottingham Forest and netted within ten minutes of appearing to salvage a point against an R's side including future Magpie Wayne Routledge. match report

2013 The U21s won a seven-goal thriller at The Hawthorns, coming from 2-3  behind at the break.

Some notable goals from Gael Bigirimana, Haris Vuckic (2) and Adam Armstrong won the game for Peter Beardsley's side on a mild afternoon in the West Midlands. match report

2013 Everton (a)
Premier League
Cabaye(51), Remy(89)
Lukaku(5,37), Barkley(25)
United conceded three soft goals in the Monday night TV game and looked beyond salvation at half time.

However the arrival of Yohan Cabaye in place of Hatem Ben Arfa for the second period had an instant impact when he shot home.  

And after Loic Remy poked the ball home to set up a frantic finale, the on-loan forward shot wide in added time as a second Lazarus like comeback in as many seasons at Goodison fell just short. match report