P27, 42pts, 2nd/16
P32, 40pts, 2nd/18
missed a penalty before opening the scoring for
United, while Adam Bowman had to retire at half-time with a broken
cheek bone for the visitors.
P32, 39pts, 6th/20
P31, 25pts, 16th/20
An insignificant scoreline, but one which saw
inside forward John King keep a clean sheet after
playing in goal for the whole 90 minutes. This
followed an injury sustained by 'keeper Bill Mellor
1920 Burnley (a)
P37, 39pts, 7th/22
Debut for Chris Swan.
P36, 44pts, 3rd/22
1924 Everton (h)
P36, 38pts, 9th/22
went ahead when Wilf Chadwick shot past Mutch after
Everton had twice hit the crossbar in the same move.
Gibson then levelled from a free kick before
Neil Harris gave United the lead. Visiting
goalkeeper Alfie Harland was knocked out as he
punched away Stan Seymour's header, colliding with
him as Harris netted.
He was replaced by David Raitt for the rest of the
first half but recovered to take his place between
the posts after half time.
However, the goalkeeper failed to cut out a long
cross-shot from Seymour that was deflected into the
net from the far post to seal United's first league
win in four games.
1926 Burnley (a)
P35, 34pts, 13th/22
Tom McDonald missed a second half penalty for
United. Clarets goalkeeper Jerry Dawson made his 700th appearance for
1927 Bury (h)
P34, 47pts, 1st/22
1929 Arsenal (a)
P37, 38pts, 9th/22
P34, 28pts, 20th/22
1932 West Bromwich
P35, 38pts, 9th/22
P38, 31pts, 18th/22
P34, 33pts, 12th/22
The Pilgrims' opener came when Johnny McNeil met
a corner and propelled both the ball and visiting
goalkeeper Tom Swinburne.
1945 sunderland (h)
Brown, Spuhler, Whitelum
gave a debut to Gateshead goalkeeper George Wood and
despite conceding three times, he was almost
immediately secured on a professional contract at
Having previously guested for United, Johnny Spuhler
netted for his parent club. Within six months
however, he'd made a permanent switch to
P34, 45pts, 2nd/22
United stayed second thanks to this fine victory
but just four days later were thumped 0-5 at Portsmouth.
Blackburn Rovers (n) 2-1 (0-0)
FA Cup Semi Final Replay
After a 0-0 draw
five days earlier at Hillsborough, the teams met
again at another neutral ground, this time Elland
With just minutes to play and a second replay looming, Newcastle were
awarded a penalty following handball in the box.
With the nominated spot kick taker Jackie Milburn injured and nobody else willing to take
responsibility, Bobby Mitchell grabbed the ball,
spotted it and converted the winner.
is online here
Charlton Athletic (a)
P32, 30pts, 19th/22
Trailing within a minute of the first whistle at the Valley, George Hannah
levelled before Ronnie Simpson save Eddie Firmani's penalty on the hour to
preserve a point.
P39, 38pts, 9th/22
P36, 40pts, 6th/22
Tottenham Hotspur (a) 1-0 (0-0)
P33, 33pts, 12th/22
Danish-born winger Benny Arentoft made his
United debut at White Hart Lane, following a transfer from Scottish side Greenock Morton.
Manager Joe Harvey called this his side's "best away performance of the
season" and added that he was "proud of the way we played
football and panicked Spurs at the back."
Birmingham City (a)
P33, 41pts, 4th/22
Notts County (h)
P36, 42pts, 4th/22
Tristan Benjamin and Geordie boy Trevor Christie
scored for the other Magpies.
Grimsby Town (h)
P33, 48pts, 10th/22
Talk of promotion remained fanciful after this win, but four more
victories would put United on the fringe of the
2-0 win over Birmingham City in the first leg of the FA Youth Cup semi-final put
United in the driving seat.
Inspiration at St.Andrew's came from Paul Gascoigne and the goals from Joe Allon and Paul Stephenson
resounding 5-2 victory in the second leg
at SJP confirming our place in the final.
Luton Town (h)
P32, 42pts, 11th/21
Having been on the wrong end of a 0-4 away loss
five months earlier, revenge was sweet for United,
young striker Michael O'Neill going one better than
the brace he'd bagged at SJP against Coventry City a
The Hatters had extracted the urine down at
Kenilworth Road and Toon midfielder Kenny Wharton
repaid them in kind here.
"Kenny, Kenny sit on the ball" sang
home fans and he did just that - much to the annoyance of the
Hatters, particularly their headband-wearing nugget
Steve Foster. Happy days.
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Aston Villa (a)
P32, 60pts, 4th/20
The Magpies remained fourth but were denied three
points after failing to police Villa's gangly new
signing, Peter Crouch. He missed plenty of chances,
but brushed off Nicos Dabizas to net once.
2005 Aston Villa
P30, 38pts, 11th/20
season imploded in an unbelievable 20 minute spell
at St. James' Park in the second half of this game.
only did the wheels come off but the doors and the
roof were also forcibly removed as three home players
were red-carded, with Kieron Dyer and Lee
Bowyer disgracefully grappling with each other in the
middle of the pitch, continuing to clash in the tunnel.
fell behind early on when Juan Pablo Angel put the
visitors ahead with a low drive after some sloppy
work from Jermaine Jenas.
Vassell ran through on goal and his shot was saved
by Steven Taylor's hand, although the defender deserved an
Oscar for clutching his face in mock injury.
Gareth Barry fired a
fierce penalty past Shay Given and it was
soon 0-3 when clueless whistler Barry Knight
judged that Stephen Carr had fouled Vassell, Barry
registering his second and Villa's third again from
came the Dyer and Bowyer incident which simply
defied belief. By the time Nobby Solano appeared as
a late Villa sub, home fans had either
flounced out in disgust or were too numb to
acknowledge the Peruvian.
from Chairman Freddy Shepherd as
reported by the Sunday Mirror:
"Our aim is to have the new management
structure in place before the last ball of the
season is kicked.
"We don't want to have uncertainty
lingering on through the close season and we want
supporters and players to finish the season knowing
who will be in charge next August.
"We have taken our time, because this is
one of the biggest decisions in the history of this
"The top clubs are opening up a huge gap
between themselves and others. We need to get the
right man to ensure we are one of those leading
"We have had a host of top names
declaring their interest but we have kept them
secret. When the time is right - and that isn't too
far away - we will name the man to lead us into the
And that man...? Glenn Roeder. Another big decision
Freddy got completely wrong.
2009 "We will give it a
right good go" were the words of
newly-installed Newcastle boss Alan Shearer
at his press conference, having taken over for the remaining eight games of the
season, assisted by Iain Dowie.
was introduced to the media before going outside to
greet fans mustered in front of Old Milburn
Somewhat prophetically he commented: "All
I'm interested in is eight games and eight games
only." He was to get his wish....
press conference report
P31, 39pts, 9th/20
Nolan(22), Ameobi(45), Lovenkrands(50),
It wasn't as comfortable as it should have been
but Mick Mcmackem's side left SJP with their tails between their legs after a
Goals from Kevin Nolan and Shola Ameobi gave United a two-goal cushion at
half-time and when Peter Lovenkrands made it 3-0 just after the break
it looked to be game over.
After Sylvan Ebanks-Blake had reduced the arrears though the jitters set in
until Jonas Gutierrez belatedly struck in added time.
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Norwich City (a)
P31, 25pts, 19th/20
Two equalising goals from substitute Aleksandar Mitrovic failed to stop
United tumbling to their eighth successive away defeat after added-time
agony at Carrow Road.
It was a tale of two handballs: one decision went in our
favour, allowing Mitrovic to make it 2-2 from the spot with four minutes
remaining but City then profited from the use of a hand to win it in added
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Monday saw the Premier League's basement side West Bromwich Albion jettison
manager Alan Pardew and his assistant John Carver after just
Under Pardew's guidance, the Baggies won just once in 18 games, taking only
eight points from a possible 54.