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Premier League

Turf Moor
Monday 26th November
Kick-off 8.00pm
Live on Sky Sports
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Newcastle 2
Bournemouth 1
Premier League

St. James' Park
Saturday 10th November
Match report

The Never-Ending Tour

  Number of Newcastle
  games attended by in 2018/19:


Author-signed copies
available online here


Burnley (a) Public sale now
West Ham (h) Public sale now
Everton (a) Member sale now
Wolves (h) Public sale now
Huddersfield (a) ST holder sale now (
80 pts)
Fulham (h) Member sale now

National service

Latest international action featuring our lot:

Fabian Schar (Switzerland)
Wed 14.11.2018 Qatar (h) lost 0-1 FR
There were red faces to accompany the hosts' red shirts in Lugano, as the Swiss were beaten by the team currently ranked 96th in the world.

Schar (pictured) completed the full 90 minutes.

Sun 18.11.2018 Belgium (h) Lucerne UNL

DeAndre Yedlin (USA)

Thu 15.11.2018 England (a) lost 0-3 FR
The full back was in the starting XI at Wembley, completing the full 90 minutes.

Mon 19.11.2018 Italy (n) Genk FR

Freddie Woodman (England U21s)
Thu 15.11.2018 Italy won 2-1 (a) FR
The Magpies 'keeper started on the bench in Ferrara - and that's where he remained.

Tue 20.11.2018 Denmark (a) Esbjerg FR

Paul Dummett (Wales)
Fri 16.11.2018 Denmark (h) Cardiff City UNL
Tue 20.11.2018 Albania (a) Elbasan FR

Salomon Rondon (Venezuela)
Fri 16.11.2018
Japan (a) Oita FR
Tue 20.11.2018 Iran (n) Qatar FR

Martin Dubravka (Slovakia)
Fri 16.11.2018
Ukraine (h) Trnava UNL
Mon 19.11.2018 Czech Republic (a) Prague UNL

Ciaran Clark was named in the provisional Ireland squad for games against Northern Ireland and Denmark but then omitted from the slimmed down selection. 

Matt Ritchie
was left out of the latest Scotland squad, with confirmation following that he has requested not to be selected until further notice.

Ki Sungyueng was omitted from the South Korea selection for two kickabouts in Australia.

Trophy draw details

Newcastle's reward for winning all three of their group stage ties in the CheckaTrade Trophy is a place in the last 32 of the competition - and a guaranteed home tie against one of these four teams:

Bury, Macclesfield Town, Manchester City U21s or Stoke City U21s  

Further details of the procedure for Friday's draw have now been confirmed and although this first knockout round remains regionalised, two Northern and two Southern groups have been created. 

Aside from United's U21 side, the following 31 clubs have also made it through to the last 32:

North: Accrington Stanley, Barnsley, Bury, Lincoln City, Macclesfield Town, Manchester City U21s, Mansfield Town, Notts County, Oldham Athletic, Port Vale, Rochdale, Shrewsbury Town, Stoke City U21s, mackems, Walsall.

South: AFC Wimbledon, Arsenal U21s, Bristol Rovers, Cambridge United, Chelsea U21s, Cheltenham Town, Exeter City, Luton Town, Newport County, Northampton Town, Oxford United, Peterborough United, Portsmouth, Southend United, Swansea City U21s, Tottenham Hotspur U21s.

The draw is on talkSPORT2 at 1pm on Friday and ties are scheduled to be played in w/c December 3rd.

PS: A hoped-for pairing against the mackems cannot take place - at least in the last 32 - after the red and whites managed to win their group.

Premier League:
Burnley (a)

Newcastle return to Premier League action on Monday week, November 26th, when they face the Clarets at Turf Moor in an 8pm kick-off.

Tickets are now on public sale from NUFC.

NUFC: Yoshinori Muto is set to be sidelined, but the international break should see Jamaal Lascelles and Jonjo Shelvey back in contention following injury.

Florian Lejeune and Jamie Sterry remain unavailable.

Coral matchday betting will appear here


Magpies @ Turf Moor - last 10:

2017/18 lost 0-1
2014/15 drew 1-1 Cisse
2000/01 won 1-0 Cort (FR)
lost 0-1
1979/80 lost 2-3 Shoulder, Barton
1978/79 lost 0-1
1975/76 won 1-0 T.Craig(pen)
1974/75 lost 1-4 Barrowclough
1970/71 drew 1-1 Barrowclough
1969/70 won 1-0 Davies


If you aren't going to Turf Moor, The Ware Rooms on Carliol Square have the game on their big screen TVs with matchday food and drink offers as follows:

£2.50 pints for the duration of the game.
Kronenbourg 1664 & Woodpecker Bottles £1.50
Pizza & a pint for £7
Massive Nachos £3
Bacon Baps & Hot Dogs £1.50
Two Dine for £10

The Ware Rooms are at 17 Carliol Square NE1 6UQ - 5 minutes walk from Monument
or Manors Metro.

BFC: To follow.

Sean Dyche's side are winless in their last five games and have taken maximum points just once in five home games this season: a 4-0 victory over Bournemouth. 

Referee: tbc

Travel: To follow

UK TV: Live on Sky Sports

Overseas TV: To follow

UK Radio:

Local Radio:
Live on BBC Radio Newcastle

The above gift packs are in stock now at CentrAle from Blaydon's Firebrick Brewery including:

2 x 500ml bottles of "Tyne 9", 1 x "Tyne 9" pint glass 4 x "Tyne 9" beer mats all in a presentation gift box. Price: £13.75.

Limited stocks due to low availability of glassware.


Upcoming PL fixtures:

Sat 24.11.2018:
Brighton v Leicester City (3pm)
Everton v Cardiff City (3pm)
Fulham v Southampton (3pm)
Manchester United v Crystal Palace (3pm)
Watford v Liverpool (3pm)
West Ham v Manchester City (3pm)
Spurs v Chelsea (5.30pm) BT

Sun 25.11.2018:
Bournemouth v Arsenal (1.30pm) Sky
Wolves v Huddersfield Town (4pm) Sky

Mon 26.11.2018:
Burnley v Newcastle (8pm) Sky

Matt finish 
sinks Mariners

Grimsby Town  2  Newcastle U21s  3

Match report

Egg chasers exit:
The Magic has gone

The Rugby Football League have confirmed that the next annual Magic Weekend is to be staged at Liverpool's Anfield home in May 2019.

That ends a four year stay at St. James' Park for the two day showpiece event, which attracted a combined attendance of almost 266,000.  

Premier League:
Wembley return looms

Tottenham Hotspur confirm that they have received permission to their play Premier League home games at Wembley Stadium for the rest of the season as a contingency - albeit with a reduced capacity.

This follows an admission that they are still unable to confirm an opening date for their new stadium - and that an existing arrangement to play at Wembley until the end of December 2018 won't be sufficient for their needs.

A further progress report has been promised for next month, but Newcastle's PL away game against Spurs in early February looks increasingly like going ahead at Wembley for a second successive season.  

Premier League:
Do Ron Ron!

Newcastle  2  Bournemouth  1

Match report

Old boy:
Old boy network

Ex-Newcastle coach Steve Stone has taken over Burnley's U23 side, over three years since losing his job following the arrival of Steve McClaren at SJP.

47 year-old Stone had been scouting for the Clarets and is reunited at Turf Moor with Sean Dyche - the pair having both at Nottingham Forest in 1990 and shared a flat along with Ian Woan, who is also now on Burnley's coaching staff.   

PS: Back in the job market again is Neil McDonald, who had been second in command to Phil Brown at Swindon Town before the duo were sacked.

U18s PL Cup:
Damage limitation

Newcastle U18s  0  Chelsea U18s  3

Beaten in their last five league games, Saturday's U18 Premier League Cup tie sadly failed to provide United's youngsters with any form of respite as they hosted all-conquering Chelsea at Little Benton.

The current PLC holders, League champions over the last two years and soon to begin a sixth successive FA Youth Cup title defence, the Blues arrived on Tyneside seeking their eighth league and cup win in a row.   

And sadly that was almost guaranteed within just eight minutes, when a mistimed clearance in the home area presented the ball to Tino Anjorin who drilled it into the bottom corner of the goal to open the scoring.

Chelsea's Jon Russell doubled his side's advantage six minutes before the break from the penalty spot after Oisin McEntee had fouled in the area.

Content to try and keep the score down, Newcastle offered nothing in the way of a forward threat and managed only a couple of corners that were cleared.

Making five changes to their starting line-up, the visitors dominated without tormenting Newcastle, either in terms of possession or a cutting edge up front. 

However the gulf in class was there for all to see, the hosts once again beginning the game without a single substitute on the bench - the named replacements actually playing for the U16s on an adjacent pitch, before belatedly making their way to the U18 game.

(Played over 80 minutes, that game saw Chelsea's U16 side complete a 6-0 victory) 

Team: Huuhtanen, Ebanks, Gamblin, White, Swailes, McEntee, Joyce, Young, Cole, Reed, Rounsfell.
Subs n/u: Harrison, Marshall, Anderson, Oliver, De Bolle.

Defeated 0-1 at Manchester United in their opening PLC tie, Newcastle will conclude their Group Stage ties by entertaining Norwich City on Tyneside next month.

Like ourselves, the Canaries are pointless and cannot qualify - beaten 0-3 at home by the Red Devils on Saturday after a 1-5 defeat away to Chelsea. 

Loan lads:

Rolando Aarons (Slovan Liberec)
Slovácko (h) Czech Cup, Thursday.

Dan Barlaser/Luke Charman (Accrington Stanley) 
Barnsley (h) League One, Saturday.

Josef Yarney (Morecambe)
Forest Green Rovers (a) League Two, Saturday.

Dwight Gayle
(West Bromwich Albion)
Ipswich Town (a) Championship, Fri 23.11.2018.

Jack Colback
(Nottingham Forest)
Hull City (a) Championship, Sat 24.11.2018.

Henri Saivet (Bursaspor)
Akhisarspor (a) Sun 25.11.2018.

Trotters test

Newcastle U18s have been drawn away to Bolton Wanderers in the FA Youth Cup Third Round

The tie will be played at their main ground (now known as the University of Bolton Stadium) on Wednesday December 5th with a 7pm kick-off.

Senior Cup dates set

Newcastle's U23 side have been paired with Blyth Spartans in the Quarter Finals of the
Techflow Marine NFA Senior Cup and this tie has been confirmed for Tuesday February 5th 2019.

It's a 7.30pm kick-off and will be staged at the Northumberland FA home of Whitley Park.

The other three ties in the competition will all be played on Wednesday January 23rd as follows:

Heaton Stannington v Morpeth Town (7.30pm)
Newcastle Benfield v North Shields (7.30pm)
West Allotment Celtic v Bedlington Terriers (7.45pm)

Premier League:
Walking wounded
battle to victory

Newcastle  1  Watford  0

Match report

London rail delays loom

For anyone planning on going to Chelsea on Saturday January 12th or Spurs on Saturday February 2nd (but subject to change for TV) by rail, expect significant East Coast Main Line disruptions those weekends. 

Bridge replacement work means that all lines between Peterborough and Hitchin will be closed. Some direct trains are expected to run from Newcastle to London Kings Cross via Cambridge, but to a reduced timetable with significantly extended journey times as a result.

Full closure details are yet to be confirmed (which explains why tickets aren't yet available to book) and it's anticipated that rail replacement buses will run between Peterborough and Stevenage.

Aside from the weekends we're at Chelsea and Spurs, the FA Cup Third Round weekend of January 5th is also similarly affected. We're awaiting confirmation of any disruption on weekends when we have home games.  

PS: Platform lengthening and other associated work at London Kings Cross later next year will result in further rail disruption, with trains set to start and terminate at Peterborough on weekends yet to be announced.

Magpie Group plans

The Magpie Group have revealed details of protests they are organising against Mike Ashley and Sports Direct:

Sat 17.11.2018 (International break)
Protest outside Sports Direct HQ in Shirebrook.

Sat 01.12.2018 West Ham (h)
Remain outside stadium until 11th minute.

Wed 05.12.2018 Everton (a)
Protest against Sports Direct in Liverpool.

Sun 09.12.2018 Wolves (h)
Mass boycott of the game.

Sat 22.12.2018 Fulham (h)
Various protests in Newcastle and outside SJP.

Wed 26.12.2018 Liverpool (a)
Protest against Sports Direct in Liverpool.


Fixtures, Tickets etc.
Season 2018/19

The new ticket website is now live and existing users need to re-register. Do that online here and read their FAQs here.

Magpie Movers are on sale now to 2018/19 ST holders here, priced £30 (no discounts).

The SJP Box Office is in the Milburn Stand, just up from the Bobby Robson Statue.

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

SJP Box Office phone: 0344 372 1892 

Online Box Office is here
On sale dates are here
SJP seating plan is here

Milburn Stand Box Office opening:

Mon-Fri: 10am-5pm
Sat: 9am-4pm
Sun: Closed
Matchdays: 9am-Half-time

On the opening day of ticket sales, they begin at 10am. If advance notice of a points reduction for away tickets has been given, that will also happen then.

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).

The three-season Premier League £30 away ticket price cap scheme concludes at the end of the 2018/19 season.

Heading to the Toon?

City guide

NE guide here

Sat 24.11.2018 U18s v Boro (h) @ Little Benton, 11am. U18 Premier League.

Mon 26.11.2018 U23s v Stoke City (h) @ Whitley Park, 7pm. Premier League 2.

Mon 26.11.2018 Burnley (a) @ Turf Moor, 8pm. Premier League. Public sale now. Adults £30,  OAPs/U18s- U21s £20, U18s £15. Allocation: tbc. 
Live on Sky Sports.

Thu 28.11.2018 Paul Joannou talk on NUFC WW1 book, Central Library, 11am.  Tickets £3 here or from the venue.

Fri 30.11.2018 U23s v Leeds United (h) @ Whitley Park, 7pm. Premier League Cup.

Sat 01.12.2018 U18s v Blackburn Rovers (a) @ Brockhall, 12.30pm. U18 Premier League.

Sat 01.12.2018 West Ham (h)
@ SJP, 3pm. Premier League. Public sale now.

Mon 03.12.2018 tbc FA Cup Third Round draw @ 7pm tbc. Involves NUFC.

Wed 05.12.2018 U18s v Bolton Wanderers (a) @ University of Bolton Stadium, 7pm. FA Youth Cup.

Wed 05.12.2018 Everton (a) @ Goodison Park, 7.45pm. Premier League. Member sale now. Adults £25, over-65s, £12.50 , U18s £13. Allocation: 1,700, lower tier only. 

Sat 08.12.2018
U18s v Norwich City (h) @ Little Benton, 11am. U18 Premier League Cup.

Sun 09.12.2018 Wolves (h) @ SJP, 4pm. Premier League. Public sale now. Live on Sky Sports.

Mon 10.12.2018
U23s v Norwich City (h) @ Whitley Park, 7pm. Premier League 2.

Fri 14.12.2018
U23s v Southampton (a) @ Staplewood, 7pm. Premier League 2.

Sat 15.12.2018 Huddersfield Town (a)
@ John Smith's Stadium, 3pm. Premier League. ST holder sale now, 80 points. £30 adults, £20 over 60s, £15 U18s. Allocation: tbc. 

Sat 22.12.2018 Fulham (h)
@ SJP, 3pm. Premier League. Member sale now, public sale Tue 20.11.2018 (online), Tue 27.11.2018 (in person/by phone).

Wed 26.12.2018 Liverpool (a) @ Anfield, 3pm. Premier League. Ticket sale details tbc. Allocation: tbc. 

Sat 29.12.2018 Watford (a)
@ Vicarage Road, 3pm. Premier League. Ticket sale details tbc. Allocation: tbc. 

Wed 02.01.2019 Manchester United (h)
@ SJP, 8pm. Premier League. Ticket sale details tbc. Live on Sky Sports.

Live TV confirmation dates:  

these are all "approximate dates"

Wed 12.12.2018
February 2019
Fri 25.01.2019 March 2019
Fri 22.02.2019 April 2019
Fri 05.04.2019 May 2019

NUFC Live on TV:

Mon 26.11.2018
Burnley (a) 8pm Sky
Sun 09.12.2018 Wolves (h) 4pm Sky
Wed 02.01.2019 Man United (h) 8pm Sky
Sat 12.01.2019 Chelsea (a) 5.30pm BT
Tue 29.01.2019 Man City (h) 8pm BT

(TV picks up to 30.01.2019 announced)

FA Cup:
United enter in Round 3.

R3 Sat 05.01.2019
R4 Sat 26.01.2019
R5 Sat 16.02.2019
R6 Sat 16.03.2019
SF Sat 06.04.2019
Sat 18.05.2019

Checkatrade Trophy:
United enter in the First Round in Group G, fielding an U21 side:

Tue 04.09.2018 Doncaster R (a) won 3-1
Tue 09.10.2018 Notts C (a) won 2-0
Tue 13.11.2018 Grimsby T (a) won 3-2

Last 32:
?? ??.12.2018
Team tbc (h) 

U23 Premier League Cup:
United enter in the First Round in Group H:

Thu 04.10.2018 Notts County (h) won 2-1
Fri 09.11.2018 Southampton (a) drew 1-1
Fri 30.11.2018 Leeds United (h) 7pm
Tue 22.01.2019 Notts County (a) 2pm
Fri 08.02.2019 Southampton (h) 7pm
Mon 25.02.2019 Leeds United (a) 7pm

Northumberland Senior Cup:
United enter at the Quarter Final stage:

Quarter Final:
Wed 23.01.2019 Heaton Stan v Morpeth
Wed 23.01.2019 Benfield v North Shields
Wed 23.01.2019 WA Celtic v Bedlington
Tue 05.02.2019 NUFC v Blyth Spartans

FA Youth Cup:

United U18s enter at the Third Round stage.

Wed 05.12.2018 Bolton Wanderers (a) 7pm

U18 Premier League Cup:
United enter in the First Round in
Group F:

Sat 29.09.2018 Man United (a) lost 0-1
Sat 10.11.2018 Chelsea (h) lost 0-3
Sat 08.12.2018 Norwich City (h) 11am

Gateshead FC have reduced admission prices for NUFC ST holders attending their National League home games to £10 adults.

Next three GFC home games:

Sat 17.11.2018
Sutton United 3pm
Tue 27.11.2018
Solihull Moors 7.45pm
Sat 08.12.2018
Bromley 3pm

Other events @ SJP:

Rugby Union:

Fri 10.05.2019 Champions Cup Final
Challenge Cup Final

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Fri 06.09.2019 England v Italy. Friendly.

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International Magpies
National Service

2018/19 international breaks:

Thu-Tue 15-20.11.2018
Mon-Tue 18-26.03.2019

05.01.2019-01.02.2019 Asian Cup Finals
06.06.2019-30.06.2019 Copa America Finals
07.06.2019-30.06.2019 AFCON Finals

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

The BBC's Premier League team of the week managed to include our two goal hero, but either pedantically or erroneously assigned his achievements to a Championship club...  

(John Lines, George Petit and others)

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

On This Day in History
15th November

Born Or Died:

1915 Archibald Livingstone born, Pencaitland, Scotland. (1935-38)

Learning his trade as a slater and playing for junior side Ormiston Primrose, Archie was spotted and signed up by Dundee United.

Moving from Tannadice to SJP in March 1935, he enjoyed a scoring debut in a 1-5 loss at Sheffield United in November of that year but didn't retain his place in the side.

A more regular starter by the end of the following season, Livingstone began the 1937/38 campaign in good form with three goals in the opening weeks.

Again however he lost his place and was allowed to move on the following summer, Bury paying £500 for his services.

Wartime football saw Archie guest for various clubs, including Rochdale, Leeds United, York City, Liverpool, Wrexham, Middlesbrough, Accrington Stanley, Brentford and Fulham.

Post-war he appeared for Everton and Southport before a stint as player/coach of Glenavon in Northern Ireland.

Ending his career with Dundee, Archie passed away in August 1961.

1918 Billy Pears born, Willington, Durham.

Right half signed who joined from Crook Town in September 1936, graduating from the reserve side in April 1939 as cover for the injured Jimmy Gordon at half back.

After appearing in a 1-1 draw at Bury and a 1-2 home defeat by Swansea Town the following week though, Billy returned to the Central League side and wasn't called again.

The outbreak of war truncated his career and he joined the army. 

1953 Keith Robson born, Hetton-le-Hole. (1971-74)

Forward who made his senior debut at SJP against Chelsea in March 1973, but who would only appear sporadically in the first team when deputising for John Tudor or Malcolm Macdonald. 

Sold to West Ham United for £60K in September 1974, Keith appeared in the European Cup Winners Cup Final for the Hammers two years later (scoring in a 2-4 loss to Anderlecht) and later spent some time on loan at NASL side Team Hawaii.

Later spells at both Cardiff City and Norwich City followed, with Keith losing his Canaries place to future Magpie Justin Fashanu.

Robson also played for Leicester City and Carlisle United before a stint in Hong Kong. He then returned to Norfolk, playing for Norwich Busmen, Corinthians and Wroxham becoming assistant boss of the latter.

Remaining in Norfolk and working at Norwich Airport, Keith was a regular matchday host at both Carrow Road and Upton Park. 

1961 Neil Simpson born, Hackney, London.

Scottish international midfielder recalled more for his time at Aberdeen than a brief stay on Tyneside, where he managed just four appearances in a year.

Beginning his career with boys club side Middlefield Wasps in Aberdeen, Simpson moved to Pittodrie in 1978 and in a 12 year Dons career won Scottish League, FA Cup, League Cup and European Cup Winners Cup medals - playing for a time in the same side as former/future Magpie Mark McGhee. 

Neil enjoyed a certain notoriety in Scottish football circles following a tackle in 1988 that put Iain Durrant of Rangers out of the game for three years - although by then Simpson was suffering with injury himself, a troublesome ankle restricting his pitch time. 

Despite this, Jim Smith persuaded United to fork out £100K ahead of the 1990/91 season to bring Neil to SJP and he appeared in pre-season (including the now-infamous "secret" games in Hungary).

His competitive debut was as a substitute in a 1-0 win at Port Vale that September and he reprised that role three days later - playing reasonably well in a 2-2 draw at Sheffield Wednesday.

After further sub outings at home to West Ham and away at the smoggies in the League Cup, Simpson's first (and last) start then came away at Bristol City.

Forced off the field before half time by injury he was replaced by debutant Lee Clark and would never be seen again - with questions later asked about the thoroughness of the medical before the player moved to SJP.

Released by United the following summer, he returned to Scotland with Motherwell and played on until 1993, after which he turned out for non-league Cove Rangers and was commercial manager for Elgin City.

After a period working as a football development officer for the SFA, Simpson returned to Aberdeen and was involved in coaching youngsters at Pittodrie.

1995 Ryan McKinnon born, Hexham.

Central defender who made his U18 bow in a 0-4 home loss to Spurs in August 2012 and became a regular starter from that point. 

Featuring at reserve team level for the first time in a training ground friendly at York City during October 2012, Ryan also played in a friendly at Consett the following May.

A competitive debut for the U21 side came against Manchester City in February 2014, but after a handful of further outings, Ryan was released just over a year later. 

Spending time at Barnsley on trial, he then joined Northern League side Consett.

What Else?

1902 Sheffield United (a)
Division One
P11, 11pts, 10th/18 
W.Wilkinson(75), Brown(81)
Debut for Scotsman John Watson, at right back.

1913 Tottenham Hotspur (h)
Division One
P12, 11pts, 13th/20 

1924 Leeds United (a)
Division One
P16, 17pts, 6th/22 

1930 Portsmouth (h)
Division One
P15, 13pts, 14th/22 
Lindsay(3,42), Devine(51), Wilkinson(89)
Easson(7,69), Weddle(14,32), Smith(36,76), Cook(86)
A remarkable afternoon at Gallowgate, with Lindsay having the ball in the net at 1-4 only to be ruled offside - and then quickly scoring his legitimate second of the game.

Two of Pompey's goals came from former South Shields player Jackie Smith.

A full international was staged at St.James' Park, with Wales overcoming England 2-1 in front of 12,000 spectators to clinch the Home International Championship.

Tommy Mills of Clapton Orient but the Welsh ahead on 21 minutes, before Manchester City's Eric Brooks levelled on 59 minutes.

Wales won it eight minutes from full time, when Aston Villa's David Astley headed in.

1941 Bradford Park Avenue (h)
Short, Stubbins, Birkett

1947 Bradford (a)
Division Two
P17, 23pts, 3rd/22 
Sibley(13), og(White)(22),


1947 Meanwhile, Newcastle's reserve side were in Central League action at Gallowgate, beating Blackburn Rovers 2-1.

Donaldson scored twice for the home side, sandwiching an effort from Wheeler.

A short journey for Jackie Milburn as he was selected for England in an international held at Roker Park. Wales were defeated 4-2, with the Newcastle man rounding off the scoring in the 89th minute.

Future Magpie Ivor Allchurch was in the Welsh line-up for the game, which was watched by 59,137 spectators.

1952 Chelsea (h)
Division One
P16, 17pts, 10th/22 
1-1pen), Brennan(2-1
1958 Birmingham City (a)
Division One
P17, 19pts, 8th/22 
Len White missed a 53rd minute penalty for United.
1969 Nottingham Forest (h)
Division One
P20, 20pts, 11th/22 
Dyson(7), Craig(41), og(Hindley)(
1975 Liverpool (h)
Division One
P17, 15pts, 13th/22 
Hall(41), Kennedy(88)
1980 Sheffield Wednesday (h)
Division Two
P18, 19pts, 9th/22 

1986 Watford (h)
Division One
P15, 11pts, 22nd/22 
Jackett(72pen), Blissett(80)

1994 25,863 fans turned up at SJP to see Newcastle's Steve Watson star for Kevin Keegan's England U21's.

A Noel Whelan goal gave a side featuring future Magpie Nicky Butt victory over the Republic of Ireland.

2001 Newcastle reserves ran out 5-2 winners over a 
Cramlington Sunday League XI in a midweek kickabout staged at the Croft Park home of Blyth Spartans.

United goalscorers were Brian Kerr, Stuart Green, Gary Caldwell,
 Colin McMenamin and Kevin Dixon, while United coaching duo Peter Beardsley and Kenny Wharton both had a runout. match report

A depressing night at Kingston Park saw Tommy Craig's reserve side beaten 0-3 by their Manchester United counterparts.

Future Magpie loan striker Giuseppe Rossi was in the visiting lineup. match report

2008 Wigan Athletic (h)
Premier League
P13, 13pts, 17th/20
Owen(80), Martins(87)
Taylor(3), Bramble(89)

Apparently en route to defeat after yet another goal from future Magpie Ryan Taylor, a late rally following the dismissal of Emerson Boyce put Joe Kinnear's side ahead late on.

However, there was still enough time for old boy Titus Bramble to return to haunt SJP with a late headed equaliser. 

Joey Barton was forced off earlier after a tackle by Latics hatchet man Lee Cattermole - the knee injury sustained sidelining the midfielder for the next two months. match report