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Southampton (h) Public sale now
Brighton (a)
Liverpool (h) on sale date TBC
Fulham (a) ST holder sale now (
70 pts)

Liverpool (h) update

Liverpool FC confirm that the Champions League Semi-Final ties will be as follows:

Tue 30.04.2019 Spurs v Ajax
Wed 01.05.2019 Barcelona v Liverpool

Tue 07.05.2019 Liverpool v Barcelona*
Wed 08.05.2019 Ajax v Spurs

*This is expected to result in a further change to Liverpool's already-rescheduled
Premier League visit to SJP on Sunday May 5th at 4.30pm.

A Saturday 7.45pm slot is apparently favoured by Sky Sports but unconfirmed. NUFC are holding off on selling tickets until the day and time of the Liverpool game is confirmed 100%.

Current PL schedule that weekend:

Fri 03.05.2019:
Everton v Burnley (8pm) Sky

Sat 04.05.2019:
Manchester City v Leicester City (12.30pm) Sky
Arsenal v Brighton (3pm)
Chelsea v Watford (3pm)
West Ham v Southampton (3pm)
Wolves v Fulham (3pm)
Cardiff v Crystal Palace (5.30pm) BT

Sun 05.05.2019:
Huddersfield Town v Manchester United (2pm) Sky
Newcastle v Liverpool (4.30pm) Sky

Mon 06.05.2019:
Bournemouth v Spurs (8pm) Sky

PS: Whenever the Liverpool game is played, fans travelling by Metro will be affected, with no service between Monument and Hebburn/Brockley Whins all day on Sat 4th,Sun 5th & Mon 6th May.  

Club accounts
As you were

Following selected media interviews given by NUFC CEO Lee Charnley earlier in the week, Thursday saw the (late) publication of the club's accounts.

In a nutshell, we've recovered well from the financial downturn caused by another relegation, and there seems to reason to change course - whether that "vision" is shared with the current manager remains to be seen....

Charnley appears to think we're having a "good season" - although we're not yet safe from relegation with four games remaining.

Headline figures:

£33m short-term loan paid to Mike Ashley
£111m long-term loan' owed to Mike Ashley
Media income increased £79m to £119.6m
Turnover increased of 108% to £178.5m
Commercial income up £14.6m to £26.7m
Operating expenses fell by £21.2m to £119.6m


Charnley pay doubles to £300K
No meaningful update on Rafa future
No realistic expectation of club sale
Emphasis on signing younger players
No significant training ground investment
Budget for next window up to £50m plus monies raked in from player sales

NUFC press release here

Off the Pitch website analysis here

Chronicle coverage here

Non-League I:
One final push for 
the Spartans 

Attempting to gatecrash the National League North playoffs on Friday are Blyth Spartans, who face a pivotal home game with Guiseley (3pm).

The green and whites looked to have missed out on any chance of promotion following a lean spell in early 2019, but a run of four victories in April have left them just three points shy off the playoffs.  

Another maximum point return at Croft Park on Friday afternoon would put Alun Armstrong's side level on points with seventh-placed AFC Telford - who are away to Hereford on Saturday. 

Monday sees Blyth at FC United of Manchester, before ending their main league season by hosting Southport on Saturday week (April 27th).

Non-League II
'Heed deal

Elsewhere on Good Friday, NUFC season ticket holders can take advantage of a £5 discount on admission to Gateshead's National League home fixture against Chesterfield.

Kick-off at the International Stadium is at 3pm and it'll cost NUFC ST holders £10 rather than £15. U18 entry is just £5 and U12s get in free.

PS: Gateshead's final home game of the season sees them host Barrow on Saturday April 27th. Note that the kick-off time for that is 12.30pm.

Premier League:
Southampton (h)

Newcastle's penultimate home game of the season sees them host the Saints on Saturday teatime.

It's a 5.30pm kick-off live on BT Sport

The remaining tickets are now on public sale.

(Our sponsors MJS Computers
are closed across the holiday weekend, shutting the doors until 9am on Tuesday).

NUFC: Sean Longstaff and Florian Lejeune remain sidelined.

Coral matchday betting will appear here

Coral's new punter offer is bet £10 receive £30 in free bets. Terms & conditions apply online here

SFC: Jannik Vestergaard is doubtful.

The Saints have won four of their last six PL fixtures and recorded victories at both Leicester and Brighton in 2019, having also taken maximum points from visits to Palace and Huddersfield.

A 0-0 home draw with us in October is one of four nowts apiece results for them in the PL this season.

Upcoming PL fixtures:

Sat 20.04.2019:
Manchester City v Spurs (12.30pm)
Bournemouth v Fulham (3pm)
Huddersfield Town v Watford (3pm)
West Ham v Leicester City (3pm)
Wolves v Brighton & Hove Albion (3pm)
Newcastle v Southampton (5.30pm)

Sun 21.04.2019:
Everton v Manchester United (1.30pm) Sky
Arsenal v Crystal Palace (4pm)
Cardiff City v Liverpool (4pm)

Mon 22.04.2019:
Chelsea v Burnley (8pm) Sky

Current PL table - bottom end:

Pos Team Played Gd Pts
12 Bournemouth 34 -12 41
13 Crystal Palace 34 -6 39
14 Burnley 34 -18 39
15 Newcastle 34 -11 38
16 Southampton 33 -15 36
17 Brighton 33 -21 33
18 Cardiff 34 -33 31
19 Fulham 34 -44 20
20 Huddersfield 34 -48 14



There's a line closure between
Gateshead Stadium and Hebburn/ Brockley Whins from the end of service on Thursday night until the start of service on Tuesday ie throughout Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. details

Service 900 (Gateshead Interchange to/from Hebburn) and 901 (Gateshead Interchange to/from Brockley Whins) bus replacements will operate.

The NUFC home matchday offer at Pizza Express in Jesmond will be available both before and after Saturday's game.

There's no voucher needed, just quote "St. James' Park" for a 30% reduction on your bill at Pizza Express Jesmond, 92 Osborne Road NE2 2TD.

(NB: offer only in Jesmond, no other branches). 


Road closures start one hour before kick-off on:

Leazes Terrace and area around the East Stand
Strawberry Place between the junction with Barrack Road and the Strawberry Pub/ Strawberry Lane at junction with Strawberry Place.

Closures will remain in place until approximately 30 minutes after the end of the match.

Road closures start about one hour after the start of the match on:

Strawberry Place at junction with Leazes Park Road
Leazes Park Road from Percy Street and Strawberry Place junctions
Terrace Place

Closures will remain in place until approximately 30 minutes after the end of the match.


Northumbria University offer weekend car parking to the public for £4 all day (or £1 per hour). 500 spaces are available at Lipman and City Campus East: book online here
or turn up to pay & display.

Dedicated match buses run from Metro Centre (X50) and Gosforth Great Park (Q3) details


Saints in Toon - Premier League era:

2017/18 Won 3-0 Kenedy 2, Ritchie
2015/16 Drew 2-2 Cisse, Wijnaldum
2014/15 Lost 1-2 Gouffran
2013/14 Drew 1-1 Gouffran
2012/13 Won 4-2 Sissoko, Cisse, Cabaye (pen), OG
2005/06 Won 1-0 Dyer (FAC)
2004/05 Won 2-1 Shearer (pen), Bramble
2003/04 Won 1-0 Shearer
2002/03 Won 2-1 Sh.Ameobi, Hughes
2001/02 Won 3-1 Robert, Shearer 2 (1 pen)
2000/01 Drew 1-1 Gallacher
1999/00 Won 5-0 Ferguson 2, Solano, Dabizas, OG
1998/99 Won 4-0 Shearer 2 (1 pen), Ketsbaia, OG
1997/98 Won 2-1 Barnes 2
1996/97 Lost 0-1
1995/96 Won 1-0 Lee
1994/95 Won 5-1 Watson 2, Cole 2, Lee
1993/94 Lost 1-2 Cole

Referee: Anthony Taylor - a quick return for the whistler from the North West, who took charge of our defeat at Arsenal earlier this month.

Taylor was also in the middle for United's loss at Old Trafford and victories away to both Burnley and Huddersfield.

His last posting at Gallowgate was the 2-1 success against Arsenal almost exactly a year ago.

Live on BT Sport

Overseas TV: 

6'eren (Denmark)
Astro SuperSport 3/Go (Malaysia)
beIN Sports Indonesia 1 HD
beIN Sports MENA 11 HD
beIN Sports NZ 1 HD
beIN Sports Philippines 1 HD
beIN Sports Thailand 1 HD
BesTV (China)
Blue to Go Video Everywhere (Mexico)
Canal+ Sport 2 HD (Poland)
Cosmote Sport 1 HD
DAZN 1 Bar Deutsch HD
DAZN (Japan)
Diema Sport 2 HD
Digi Sport 2 +HD (Hungary)
Digi Sport 4 HD (Slovakia)
Digiturk Play (Turkey)
ESPN Brazil
EuroSport Player Denmark
EuroSport Romania
Flow Sports App
Futbol 2 +HD (Ukraine)
HotStar VIP (India)
M Liga de Campeones +HD
MATCH! Futbol 1 +HD
mio Stadium 102/108 HD
Movistar Futbol
NOW E/621 (Hong Kong)
Optus Sport (Australia)
PPTV Sport China
QQ Sports (China)
RMC Sport 1 HD (France)
Sirius XM (USA)
Sky HD (Mexico)
Sport 1 Israel +HD
SportKlub 1 (Cro/Serb/Slov)
Sport TV2 HD (Portugal)
Sports Navi (Japan)
Sportsnet Now/World (Canada)
SPS HD (Mongolia)
S Sport/+ (Turkey)
Ssports Live (China)
Star Sports Select Select 2/HD2
Stod 2 Sport (Iceland)
SuperSport 3 Africa
TVPlay Sports (Latvia)
Viaplay Sweden
Viasat Finland HD
Viasat Sport Premium +HD
Watch ESPN Brazil
Ziggo Sport Voetbal +HD (Netherlands)

UK Radio:
Live on talkSPORT

Local Radio:
Live on BBC Radio Newcastle

Our sponsors CentrAle on Newcastle Central station have new local beers in stock including offerings from: Box Social, Flash House, Donzoko, Errant, Anarchy, Allendale and Hexhamshire.

And from further afield, fresh brews have arrived from Wander Beyond, Ridgeside, Cloudwater, Verdant, Brass Castle and Stewart Brewing.

Loan lads:

Dwight Gayle, Jacob Murphy 
(West Bromwich Albion)
Hull City (h) Championship. Friday.

Jack Colback (Nottingham Forest)
Sheffield United (a) Championship, Friday

Rolando Aarons, Achraf Lazaar 
(Sheffield Wednesday)
Norwich City (a) Championship, Friday.

Josef Yarney (Chesterfield)
Gateshead (a) National League, Friday.

Henri Saivet (Bursaspor)
Kasimpasa (a) Super Lig, Friday.

Dan Barlaser (Accrington Stanley) 
Luton Town (h) League One, Saturday.

Old boy held

A former Newcastle midfielder whose surname begins with the letter B is in police custody following an assault claim....but it's not Joey Barton:

From The Daily Mail;, Tuesday:

"Manchester United head of academy Nicky Butt has been arrested on suspicion of assault.

"A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police said: 'Police were called at around 2pm on Tuesday 16 April 2019, to reports that a woman had been assaulted at a house on Broadway, Hale.

"The woman received a small cut to her hand and does not require hospital treatment.

"A 44–year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of assault and remains in custody for questioning."

Injury update:
Florian: surgery done

Newcastle defender Florian Lejeune was in Rome on Wednesday for an operation to repair the damage done to his knee during the Crystal Palace home game earlier this month.

The Frenchmen was again operated on by Pier Paolo Mariani, who performed similar surgery last year on Lejuene's other knee following an injury in pre-season.

The player was back in first team action by the start of 2019 and there's optimism that he could recover within a similar timescale this time round. 

Home humbling

Newcastle U23s  0  Manchester United U23s  5

Match report

Premier League 2 Division 2 - top six: 
(22 game season)

Pos Team Played Gd Pts
1 Wolves 21 +22 40
2 Reading 21 +13 40
3 Southampton 21 +12 40
4 Newcastle 21 +8 37
5 Aston Villa 21 +5 36
6 Man United 21 +3 30

In the playoff semi-finals (which are a single game), the second-placed team are at home to the fifth and the third-placed host the fourth.

Home advantage in the final goes to the finalist that finished highest in the main season.

Top five - remaining games:

26.04.2019 Manchester United v Wolves
26.04.2019 Stoke City v Reading
28.04.2019 Boro v Newcastle
29.04.2019 Aston Villa v West Brom
29.04.2019 Southampton v mackems

PS: The U23s will play their Premier League Cup semi-final against Leeds United at Guiseley this coming Tuesday (23rd April) with a 7pm kick-off.

Note that advance tickets are available for this game priced at £3 online here and over 1,500 have been sold amid expectations of a sell out.

The other Semi-Final sees Swansea City host either Everton or Blackburn Rovers (who meet in their delayed Quarter Final on April 23rd).

Semi-Finals are one-legged and an outcome must be reached, via extra time/penalties if needs be.

Premier League:
Head boy!

Leicester City  0  Newcastle  1

Match report

Hat comp winner

Tyneside-based emporium Football Bobbles have  expanded their range of Toon-influenced headwear with this one, honouring a certain Colombian.  

Order the Tino online
here for £22.80 +p&p.

We ha
d one of these limited edition hats to give away and to be in with a chance of winning it, asked who was pulling on Asprilla's arm here:

It was of course Jon Dahl Tomasson - and the winning entry came from Lynne Clarke down in Nottinghamshire. Thanks to all who entered.

Barton in assault probe:
Tyke that!

Former Magpie Joey Barton was questioned by South Yorkshire Police following an allegation of assault in the tunnel at Oakwell on Saturday, following his Fleetwood Town side's 2-4 loss to Barnsley.

It's claimed that Barton struck the home manager Daniel Stendel in the face after the final whistle, before being prevented from leaving the stadium soon after by police officers.

Barton however denies the accusation.

Kit claim 

After online claims of designs for next season's NUFC kits emerged in February online here, this leaked version of the home design is now doing the rounds.

If you want to play the "looks familiar" kit game, then our previous home shirt are online here

NUFC: China games confirmed*

Premier League press release:

The Premier League have announced that Newcastle United, Manchester City, West Ham United and Wolverhampton Wanderers will compete for the Premier League Asia Trophy in China this summer.

All four teams will play in a double-header at Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre (above) on Wednesday, 17th July, (above) with a third/ fourth place play-off and final staged at Shanghai's Hongkou Stadium (below) on Saturday, 20th July. (below)

The two host venues are about three hours apart, linked by a high speed train service.

This is the second Premier League Asia Trophy to be held in mainland China, with Beijing hosting the tournament in 2009. It is the first time the biennial tournament has taken place in two different locations, giving more fans the opportunity to enjoy the Premier League experience and witness a world-class line-up of players and managers.

This is the ninth edition of the Premier League Asia Trophy (previously Barclays Asia Trophy). Newcastle are taking part for the second time after featuring in the inaugural competition in 2003 (staged in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia).

The Premier League Asia Trophy will be officiated by Premier League match officials as well as local match officials and will be staged in accordance with Premier League rules.

Our participation is based on us not being relegated, which is still not mathematically impossible...


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.

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 unless otherwise notified. 

If advance notice of a points reduction for away tickets has been given, that will also usually come into effect 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 Premier League £30 away ticket price cap scheme has been extended for a further three season and will now conclude at the end of the 2021/22 season.
Heading to the Toon?

City guide

NE guide here

NUFC members get 25% off LNER standard and first class advance fares travelling on any day (see below for excluded dates). 

Book by logging in to and then enter NUFC followed by supporter number, without spaces ie NUFC123456

Offer open until 23.05.2019. Not valid in conjunction with other offers or railcards.

Excluded dates: 
18.04-22.04, 03.05-06.05.

Sat 20.04.2019 Southampton (h) @ SJP, 5.30pm. Premier League. Public sale now. Live on BT. NB: No metros between Gateshead Stadium and Hebburn/ Brockley Whins all day (also applies on Fri 19.04, Sun 21.04 and Mon 22.04). 

The NUFC home matchday offer at Pizza Express in Jesmond is available both before and after this game. 

No voucher needed, quote "St. James' Park" for a 30% reduction on your bill at Pizza Express in Jesmond, 92 Osborne Road NE2 2TD. (NB: offer is only valid in Jesmond, no other branches). 

Tue 23.04.2019 U23s v Leeds United (a)
@ Nethermoor, Guiseley, 7pm. U23 Premier League Cup Semi-Final.

Sat 27.04.2019
U18s v Blackburn Rovers (h) @ Little Benton, 12.30pm. U18 Premier League.

Sat 27.04.2019 Brighton & Hove Albion (a)
@ Amex Stadium, 5.30pm. Premier League. SOLD OUT. Allocation: tbc. Live on BT. 

Sun 28.04.2019
U23s v Boro (a) @ Riverside Stadium, 1pm. Premier League 2.

Sun 05.05.2019 Liverpool (h) @ SJP, 4.30pm. Premier League. Ticket sale details tbc. Live on Sky. NB: Subject to further alteration if Liverpool are in CL SF. 

Sun 12.05.2019 Fulham (a) @ Craven Cottage, 3pm. Premier League. ST holder sale now, 70 points. £30 adults, £25 over 65s/U18s-U21s, £20 U17s.

Fri 17.05.2019-Sun 19.05.2019 U23s v opposition tbc (n)
@ Happy Valley FC. Hong Kong Soccers Sevens Tournament.

NUFC Live on TV:

Sat 20.04.2019 Soton (h) 5.30pm BT
Sat 27.04.2019
Brighton (a) 5.30pm BT
Sun 05.05.2019
Liverpool (h) 4.30pm Sky
(NB: subject to further alteration should Liverpool qualify for Champions League SF).

U23 Premier League Cup:
SF: 23.04.2019
Leeds United (a)

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

Remaining GFC home league games:
Fri 19.04.2019
Chesterfield 3pm
27.04.2019 Barrow 12.

2019/20 season:
Thu 13.06.2019
PL fixture release
Sat 10.08.2019
PL opening games 
Thu 08.08.2019 Transfer window closes 

Other events @ SJP:

Rugby Union:

Fri 10.05.2019 Champions Cup Final
Challenge Cup Final
Fri 06.09.2019 England v Italy. Friendly.

Rugby League:

Sat 23.10.2021 Opening ceremony and first game of Rugby League World Cup.

International Magpies
National Service

Copa America Finals (with Paraguay, Venezuela, Japan)

21.06.2019-19.07.2019 AFCON Finals
(Finals draw 12.04.2019 - includes Ghana)

02.09.2019-10.09.2019 Internationals
07.10.2019-15.10.2019 Internationals
11.11.2019-19.11.2019 Internationals

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
18th April

Born Or Died:

1984 Death of Stan Barber, 75.

1987 Danny Guthrie born, Shrewsbury.

Midfielder who began his playing career as a youngster at Manchester United's Academy, before switching to Liverpool when 16.

His senior debut was as substitute for the Reds in a 4-3 home win over Reading in the League Cup in October 2006, with a first outing in the Premier League a month later.

February 2007 saw Danny appear off the bench in a 2-1 loss to United at SJP - his seventh and final senior game for Liverpool.

Guthrie then moved to Southampton on loan for a 12 game stint which ended when the Saints were eliminated in the Championship playoff semi-finals by Derby County. 

The following season saw him loaned out to Bolton, with his 35 appearances for the Trotters including a first career goal, away to Fulham in the League Cup on his debut.

Guthrie was part of the Bolton side who achieved a 0-0 draw on Tyneside in January 2008, slightly spoiling Kevin Keegan's return as Newcastle manager.

Returning to Anfield, Guthrie agreed to join  Newcastle in July 2008 at a claimed cost of £2.5m, signing a four year deal.

A first outing came in pre-season against Hartlepool, when Danny arrived as a half time substitute and created a goal for Damien Duff before netting himself, just eight minutes after taking to the field.

Marking a scoring home debut against PSV Eindhoven, Guthrie then debuted alongside fellow new boys Fabricio Coloccini and Jonas Gutierrez in a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford.

However, his first setback as a Magpie came in the infamous Hull City home game that was accompanied by fan protest both inside and outside SJP following KK's departure.

Guthrie was deservedly dismissed in the final minute after a terrible lunge on Craig Fagan that left the Tigers player with a broken leg.

Returning to a side by then "managed" by Joe Kinnear, Guthrie featured in a 2-2 draw at Everton and scored in successive away games at Pompey and Wigan.

An injury at Blackburn in January 2009 put him out for three months, with a first team comeback in the home game against Chelsea coinciding with the installation of Alan Shearer as Newcastle manager.

The 2009/10 Championship season was a good one for Danny and his displays were instrumental in returning United to the Premier League at the first time of asking - especially when occupying his favoured central role, rather than on the right wing.

Back in the top-flight though, a knee injury meant that Guthrie's first competitive game of the season didn't come until October. 

A crucial error in the West Bromwich Albion defeat in December 2010 cost a goal and triggered Chris Hughton's exit, with Alan Pardew taking seven games to pick Danny  for the 1-1 draw at the mackems.

Amid talk of a loan move to Nottingham Forest, hamstring problems again sidelined Guthrie, before a recall came when deputising for the suspended Cheick Tiote.

That pattern continued in 2011/12 but with Tiote injured and on African Nations Cup duties, Guthrie played 19 times, scoring a belter at Fulham and also notching at Blackburn Rovers in a League Cup tie.

Making his final United appearance in the 2-0 home win over Liverpool in April 2012, Guthrie became a free agent soon after, hitting the headlines with a wedding at Allerton Castle in Yorkshire attended by family, friends and the local constabulary.

Joining Reading on a three-year deal ahead of the 2012/13 season, the final months of his time at the Madejski Stadium were spent on loan at Fulham.

However no permanent contract offer was forthcoming from the Cottagers and Danny joined Blackburn Rovers on a free ahead of the 2015/16 campaign.

Following two seasons at Ewood Park, he found himself without a club once again and tried to maintain some fitness by playing for amateur side Oakengates Athletic near to his native Shrewsbury.

January 2018 then brought news of a move to Indonesian side Mitra Kukar.


What Else?

1896 Sheffield United (h)
Stott(17), Wardrope(30), Lennox(
Team: Henderson, McDermott, Foyers, Miller, Graham, Stott, Lennox, Collins, Thompson, Aitken, Wardrope.
SUFC: Foulkes, Whiteham, Cain, Johnson, Morren, Jones, Yates, Burridge, Hammond, Priest, Ross.

1903 Blackburn Rovers (a)
Division One 
P33, 30pts, 15th/18
20,0-3), McClure(25)
There was a debut for Bill Appleyard in the penultimate game of the season.

1903 Despite Newcastle's first team being at Ewood Park, SJP hosted a First Divison game as the venue hosted a wear-tees derby.

The mackems ran out 2-1 winners in front of 26,000 fans, with the alternative venue needed after Roker Park was closed due to crowd trouble in a previous fixture.

1908 sunderland (h)
Division One 
42pts, 2nd
Holley(40), Low(57), Bridgett(65)

1914 Sheffield United (a)
Division One 
P37, 36pts, 11th/20
Fazackerley(46), Gillespie(49)
The Blades would go on to finish in tenth, ahead of Newcastle on goal difference.

1923 South Shields (a)
Ingham Cup Final 1st leg.

1924 Bolton Wanderers (a)
Division One 
P40, 44pts, 8th/22

1925 Bolton Wanderers (h)
Division One 
P41, 48pts, 5th/22

1928 Everton (a)
Division One 
P38, 37pts, 14th/22
Weldon(14), Critchley(55), Dean(70)
Victory for the Champions elect at Goodison included Dixie Dean's 51st goal of the season - he was to make 60.

1930 Liverpool (h)
Division One 
P38, 32pts, 20th/22
Hill(8), Weaver(2-1),
A vital win that kept United a point above Grimsby Town with four games remaining.

1931 Leicester City (a)
Division One 
P40, 35pts, 17th/22
Chandler(11), Adcock(15), Lochhead(45)

1933 Aston Villa (a)
Division One 
P39, 47pts, 4th/22
Wood(28), Brown(67,85)

1936 Southampton (a)
Division Two 
P39, 44pts, 7th/22
1-0,25), Ware(50)

1938 Norwich City (a)
Division Two 
P38, 34pts, 16th/22

1949 Middlesbrough (a)
Division One 
P39, 50pts, 2nd/22
), Mitchell(39

Four days after scoring the only goal of the game at SJP, Jackie Milburn was on target once again but finished on the losing side at Ayresome Park. It was a vital derby win for 'Boro as they tried to avoid relegation, which they did by a point.

1949 A crowd of 14,000 were at Gallowgate to see Hexham Hearts inflict a 3-0 victory on Blyth Spartans in the Northumberland Senior Cup Final.

Hexham hero was former Newcastle reserve Steve Howdon, who struck after 18,47 and 62 minutes. Hearts custodian Maurice Edgar had also previously been on United's books.

1951 Bolton Wanderers (h) 0-1 (0-1)
Division One 
P39, 45pts, 5th/22
Nat Lofthouse grabbed the only goal of the game at Gallowgate against a United side who were ten days away from an FA Cup Final date with Blackpool.

1953 Portsmouth (a)
Division One
P40, 35pts, 15th/22
, Vaughan(1-3), Henderson(1-4), Phillips(1-5)
Bermudan-born right back Arnold Woollard made his debut at Fratton Park in place of Frank Brennan, but turned a Vaughan shot into his own net. 

Vic Keeble scored for United after just 35 seconds, but it was all Pompey after that, future Magpie Jimmy Scoular among the scorers.

1953 Brennan's absence was due to national team duty, playing for Scotland in a 2-2 draw with England at Wembley.

In opposition to him - and scoring both home goals - was Ivor Broadis, who would become a club colleague at SJP within months. 

1955 Manchester United (h) 2-0 (0-0)
Division One 
P37, 38pts, 11th/22
Hannah(52), White(69) 
Albert Scanlon was in the visiting line-up and would become a Magpie some five years later.

1959 Leeds United (h)
Division One 
P39, 37pts, 15th/22
Allchurch(54), Curry(90) 
Revie(23), Peyton(46)
Bobby Mitchell continued to fill in to good effect for the Magpies at left half back.

1960 Sheffield Wednesday (a) 0-2 (0-1)
Division One 
P40, 44pts, 6th/22
Fantham(37), Froggatt(61)
Wednesday's second was scored by Redfern Froggatt, who netted for the Owls at SJP some 13 years earlier. 

1960 While the first teams met at Hillsborough, the Reserve sides did battle at St. James'. 

Ken Hale scored for United in a 1-1 draw.

1964 Scunthorpe United (a) 0-2 (0-0)
Division Two 
P41, 43pts, 7th/22
Lawther(85), Ellis(89)
There was a debut at the Old Showground for Frank Clark, who inherited the number 3 shirt from George Dalton and remained an ever-present in the side until September 1965.

1966 Manchester United's Reserve side were the visitors to  SJP and inflicted a sound 0-3 beating on the Magpies.

Teenager Stewart Fellows caught the eye in just his third Central League outing, but would leave the club a year later without breaking into the first team squad.

1973 Manchester City (a)
Division One 
P39, 42pts, 7th/22
Booth(45), Marsh(66)
This Wednesday night reverse at Maine Road extended United's winless league run to six games, The Journal match reporter observing that, "the pace of Newcastle's drive for Europe has dropped to a slow march."

1979 Notts County (h) 1-2 (0-1)
Division Two 
P36, 34pts, 12th/22
Hooks(14), O'Brien(59pen)
Wallsend native Paul Hooks opened the scoring for the visitors as United played for the third time in five days for this rearranged fixture.

Manager Bill McGarry commented:

"I felt sorry for the crowd, who kept up their support despite the setbacks. They deserve any award going."

1981 Derby County (a)
Division Two 
P39, 39pts, 11th/22
Wilson(41), McFarland(54) 
Defeat at the Baseball Ground left United still searching for their first goal away from home since January - their tally of just 26 from 39 league games the lowest of all 92 clubs.

1987 Manchester United (h) 2-1 (1-1)
Division One 
P37, 43pts, 16th/22
Roeder(12), Goddard(80) 
An estimated 6,000 fans were locked out and missed a gritty performance by the 10 man Magpies, for whom Peter Beardsley was making a farewell appearance before leaving for Liverpool.

He provided a cross from which Glenn Roeder heading the home side ahead before departing through injury on 35 minutes.

John Anderson was then forced off after a scything tackle from Norman Whiteside, Peter Jackson soon exacting revenge and prompting a scuffle for which Keith Hackett booked him.

With Liam O'Brien in the visiting line-up, the Red Devils levelled thanks to a long range thumper from Gordon Strachan, only for Paul Goddard to fire past Gary Walsh at the Gallowgate End - levelling a club record by netting in his seventh successive game.
Youtube footage is online here (part 1)
Youtube footage is online here (part 2)
Youtube footage is online here (part 3)

1988 Prolific striker John Robertson joined United from Hearts in a £750k deal.

However he had to wait until the following season to make his debut, as our remaining matches affected issues at both ends of the table. 

1990 After many months of disagreement, fan boycotts and newspaper editorials, John Hall was co-opted onto the Newcastle board, by a clearly reluctant Gordon McKeag and his dwindling band of supportive shareholders.

1992 Millwall (h)
Division Two
P43, 46pts, 21st/24 
Midfielder Peter Garland debuted following a £35,000 move from Spurs, on a day when future Magpie Malcolm Allen netted to deepen our plight at the wrong end of Division Two. United were just a point above Plymouth, two above Port Vale and three off Brighton who had a game in hand.

1998 Manchester United (a) 1-1 (1-1)
Premier League
P34, 40pts, 15th/20
David Beckham equalised an early Andreas Andersson opener, but the visitors should have claimed a second Old Trafford win within weeks, to accompany their FA Cup semi-final success against Sheffield United.

Solskjaer was dismissed for hacking down Robert Lee, who was clean through on goal. However, the draw was certainly a moral victory and effectively robbed Fergie & Co. of the title, as Arsenal romped to victory over Wimbledon to take a decisive advantage.

Andersson scoring at Old Trafford?
We couldn't believe it either...

2004 Aston Villa (a)
P33, 50pts, 5th/20
O'Brien(10-professional foul)
Despite being a man short for 80 minutes, United dug out a point against odious David O'Bleary's Villans, who included ex-Magpie Nobby Solano and future Souness recruit Ronny Johnsen. match report

2010 The grounding of UK flights due to the Icelandic volcanic ash cloud left plans for United's possible Championship title-clincher at Plymouth quite literally up in the air.

A 410 mile coach journey to Home Park would hardly be the ideal preparation for a game United just needed to draw.

2015 There was a memorable win for United's U18s, hitting Arsenal for six at Little Benton. 

Jamie Holmes grabbed a 20 minute treble, with Luke Charman, Jamie Cobain and Kyle Cameron also netting in a 6-0 victory.

2017 Ex-Newcastle Academy player Adam Rundle's goal gave Northern League Hebburn Town a 1-0 win over a youthful United XI in a friendly encounter at Victoria Road West. match report