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COVID concerns continue to grow

Daily Mail, Sunday:

Newcastle United have been struck with a potential coronavirus crisis after two more positive tests were discovered at the club.

The new cases surfaced this weekend, taking the overall number of confirmed infections to five, and The Telegraph claims that fears are growing at St James' Park that the number may increase over the coming days.

The club were recently hit with the absences of two players and one staff member due to self-isolation, and training has been halted before another round of tests are held to determine the state of any outbreak.

It has even been suggested in the same report that the virus may have been present on hard surfaces around Newcastle's training facilities.

This claim is almost impossible to confirm due to the various forms of contraction that have caused coronavirus to spread globally - and the club's complex will also have been thoroughly cleaned to prevent disaster striking.

However, any potential outbreak among those present in a sealed off and indoor environment is likely to pose a worst case scenario for top flight teams.

As such, the club face an anxious wait for the results of the latest batch of tests.

The initial three positive cases disrupted preparations for Newcastle's much-needed victory over Crystal Palace on Friday.

It is believed that the individuals who contracted the disease were in contact with the club's travelling contingent, further fuelling concern that more cases will shortly follow.

Friday night
double delight

Crystal Palace  0  Newcastle  2

Match report

Latest PL results/fixtures:

Fri 27.11.2020:
Crystal Palace 0-2 Newcastle

Sat 28.11.2020:
Brighton 1-1 Liverpool
Manchester City 5-0 Burnley
Everton 0-1 Leeds United
West Brom 1-0 Sheffield United

Sun 29.11.2020:
Southampton v Manchester United (2pm)Sky
Chelsea v Spurs (4.30pm) Sky
Arsenal v Wolves (7.15pm) Sky

Mon 30.11.2020:
Leicester City v Fulham (5.30pm) Sky
West Ham v Aston Villa (8pm) Sky

FA Cup:
Come in number 27

This season's FA Cup Third Round draw takes place on Monday evening, when Newcastle enter the competition.

Coverage will be live on BBC1 from 7pm, also on BT Sport and via the FA's youtube and social media accounts.

Draw numbers are as follows:

1 AFC Bournemouth
2 Arsenal
3 Aston Villa
4 Barnsley
5 Birmingham City
6 Blackburn Rovers
7 Brentford
8 Brighton & Hove Albion
9 Bristol City
10 Burnley
11 Cardiff City
12 Chelsea
13 Coventry City
14 Crystal Palace
15 Derby County
16 Everton
17 Fulham
18 Huddersfield Town
19 Leeds United
20 Leicester City
21 Liverpool
22 Luton Town
23 Manchester City
24 Manchester United
25 Middlesbrough
26 Millwall
27 Newcastle United
28 Norwich City
29 Nottingham Forest
30 Preston North End
31 QPR
32 Reading
33 Rotherham United
34 Sheffield United
35 Sheffield Wednesday
36 Southampton
37 Stoke City
38 Swansea City
39 Tottenham Hotspur
40 Watford
41 West Bromwich Albion
42 West Ham
43 Wolves
44 Wycombe Wanderers
45 Stevenage/Hull City
46 Blackpool
47 Tranmere Rovers
48 AFC Wimbledon/Crawley Town
49 Stockport County/Yeovil Town
50 Plymouth Argyle
51 Portsmouth
52 Cheltenham Town
53 Chorley
54 Morecambe
55 Shrewsbury Town/Oxford City
56 Mansfield/Dagenham & Redbridge
57 Newport County
58 Marine/Havant & Waterlooville
59 Exeter City
60 Canvey Island/Boreham Wood
61 Carlisle/Doncaster Rovers
62 Barnet/Milton Keynes Dons
63 Bristol Rovers/Darlington
64 Oldham Athletic

Ruthless Reds
punish Magpies

Man United U18s  4  Newcastle U18s  1

A fine treble from Dutch teenager Dillon Hoogewer propelled Manchester United to victory in an entertaining contest at Carrington on Saturday afternoon.

Both sides came into the game on winning runs; Newcastle having recorded back to back home victories and the hosts seeking their fifth consecutive success.

And there was little to choose between them until Hoogewerf's 37th minute opener; taking a pass from former mackem left back Logan Pye before firing past Oliver Marshall from 12 yards.

The Magpies drew level on 50 minutes when Dylan Stephenson gained possession on the edge of the home area and set up Lucas de Bolle to stride forward and tuck his low shot inside the far post. 

However that lead lasted just three minutes, before Bjorn Hardley headed a half-clearance back into the Newcastle box that Hoogewerf latched on to and bundled in despite the efforts of two defenders.

Former Ajax youngster Hoogewerf then completed his hat-trick in the 61st minute, Noam Emeran leaving Marshall stranded outside of his area before pinging his shot off the goal frame.

Marshall survived that scare, but from his thrown clearance, Charlie Savage returned it towards goal and Hoogewerf expertly picked his spot between post and 'keeper to make to 3-1.

And the scoring was rounded off when Savage - son of Toon-loving Robbie - took Emeran's pull back from the right byline and fired home with six minutes left. 

Team: Marshall, Oliver, Scott, Carlyon (Miley 77), Barclay, Brannen, Stephenson (Ndiweni 71), Thomson, Harrison, de Bolle (Huntley 66), Gilchrist.
Subs n/u: Stewart, Banda.

Style Council

Once maligned as the Christmas present of last resort (also see talcum powder), the humble sock has become an increasingly desirable gift item in recent years. 

At the forefront of that movement has been the Tyneside-based Sock Council, whose full range is here, including this new addition to their NUFC designs:

Fairs Cup socks cost £10 +P&P and come in two different sizes. Read the full story of this particular design here

As pictured above, we have one pair to give away, accompanied by a couple of Joe Harvey stickers and an original 1969 Fairs Cup Final home programme.

To be in with a chance of winning
, email your answer to this question by 9pm on Friday, December 4th to 

The Fairs Cup socks combine the colours of the 1969 finalists Newcastle and Ujpest. Which fellow Budapest club are fierce rivals to Ujpest (if you need a clue, Newcastle faced them competitively in 1996).

Subject: Socks. No age limit, open to anyone on the planet but delivery must be to a UK address. One entry each please.

TV times

Confirmation of United's fixture list for December has now been forthcoming:

Fri 04.12.2020 Aston Villa (a) 8pm Sky
Sat 12.12.2020 West Brom (h) 3pm Sky
Wed 16.12.2020 Leeds (a) 6pm Prime
Sat 19.12.2020 Fulham (h) 8pm Sky
Tue 22.12.2020 Brentford (a) 5.30pm Sky
Sat 26.12.2020 Man City (a) 8pm BT
Wed 30.12.2020 Liverpool (h) 8pm Prime

The tier drop explodes:
Newcastle in T3:
lockout continues

Confirmation of the tiers to be applied across the country from December 2nd is beginning to emerge, with the entire North East region given Tier 3 status - which means that football matches at St. James' Park must continue to be played behind closed doors.

Speaking on Monday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed that a limited return of spectators to outdoor sports events would follow from December 2nd:

Tier 1: 4,000
Tier 2: 2,000
Tier 3: none

Grounds also falling within Tier 3 include Villa Park, Elland Road and the Etihad Stadium, meaning that no PL games involving NUFC in the remainder of this year will be played with crowds*:

Fri 04.12.2020 Aston Villa (a) 0
Sat 12.12.2020 tbc West Brom (h) 0
Wed 16.12.2020 Leeds United (a) 0
Sat 19.12.2020 Fulham (h) 0*
Tue 22.12.2020 Brentford (a) 2,000+
Sat 26.12.2020 Man City (a) 0*
Wed 30.12.2020 Liverpool (h) 0*

* Assuming no Tier changes come on the first tier review date of December 16th.

+ London has been given Tier 2 status, which means that up to 2,000 spectators are theoretically allowed into our League Cup tie at Brentford (subject to that December 16th review date).

However there will be no provision made for away supporters at that tie.

Gov tier listing is online here

Deals on wheels:
Book offers

As the festive season draws closer, we're again selling books and with publishers deCoubertin have cobbled together some deals for readers.

Recently published in hardback, the Sir Bobby Robson biography, "The Ultimate Patriot" by Bob Harris is £20 including free delivery across Tyneside and nearby.

And anyone purchasing a copy can add in Martin Hardy's trio of NUFC books, namely; "Touching Distance", "Tunnel of Love" and "Rafa's Way" for just £10 - a total of £30 for a quartet of excellent books brought directly to your door in December.*

* A bundle of all four books can be posted within the UK for £35 and if anyone just wants the Bobby book that's £20 for local delivery or the same price for UK postage.

Martin's three books without the Bobby one can be purchased for £15 if delivered locally or £20 posted in the UK - the latter still a tenner cheaper than Amazon.

We have limited stocks of all books and these must be reserved by emailing with details of the books you'd like and your delivery postcode.

We'll then reply confirming delivery times, costs and methods of payment available. The Rafa book is hardback and Martin Hardy's other two are both paperback.

PS: We regret that we're unable to offer any delivery options to non-UK addresses this time round.

The Borrowers:
Loan lads

Latest loan action:

Elias Sorensen
(Almere City)
It ended 2-2 away to Volendam in the Eerste Divisie on Friday, but Elias wasn't named in the matchday squad.

Jack Young
(Tranmere Rovers)
Rovers advanced to the Third Round of the FA Cup on Friday following a 1-0 home victory over non-league Brackley Town.

Midfielder Jack was again omitted.

Jake Turner
The Shrimps won a place in the FA Cup Third Round thanks to a 4-2 extra time home win over Solihull Moors on Saturday.

Goalkeeper Jake began the tie in goal but failed to reappear for the second half of normal time, with his side 0-1 behind. That change appeared to be tactical.

Kelland Watts
(Plymouth Argyle)
Defender Kell kept his place in the Pilgrims side for Saturday's 2-0 FA Cup Second Round home victory over Lincoln City.

Florian Lejeune
(Deportivo Alaves)
The defender was in the starting XI for a 2-1 victory in La Liga at Real Madrid on Saturday night. The winning goal for Alaves was scored by....Joselu.

Freddie Woodman
(Swansea City)
Nottingham Forest (a) Championship, Sunday.

Yoshinori Muto
Real Betis (a) La Liga, Monday.

Lewis Cass
(Hartlepool United)
Solihull Moors (a) National League, Tuesday.

Tom Allan/Mo Sangare
(Accrington Stanley)
Shrewsbury Town (a) League Two, Wednesday.

Canaries on song

Newcastle U23s  0  Norwich City U23s  2

Match report

Home thoughts
from abroad

" Tudor's gone down for Newcastle..."

Update: thanks to everyone who has responded so far with their tales, a weird and wonderful assortment featuring oil rigs, pigeons and the FBI among other things.... 'keep 'em coming!

From time to time we call upon you lot to raid your memory banks about the life and times of being a Newcastle fan - and you've responded magnificently with tales of favourite goals, first games, arduous journeys to get there - and being forcibly ejected from them.

The current stadium lockout got us thinking about the different ways that supporters unable to attend matches in person kept in touch with scorelines and events at SJP in the days before mobile phones and the internet.
So if you found out via about the Fairs Cup triumph via smoke signals in the Amazon Basin or had news of Andy Cole's sale via pigeon, email and we'll share your story with the rest of the planet.

(NB: they don't have to be overseas ones, just something slightly more exotic than your mam posting the Pink to Peterborough etc).

Complete control

Newcastle  0  Chelsea  2

Match report

Keep the Faith

Now into their 22nd consecutive year of publication as a printed edition, issue 151 of True Faith fanzine is out now. Find more details here

Providing an "alternative view" of events on Barrack Road in digital and hard copy versions, now with additional audio and video content.

Find more details of their output, stockists and subscriptions here

We had digital and a printed subscriptions to give away and enquired as to the identity of the Brazilian midfielder signed shortly after the installation of Sir Bobby Robson as Magpies boss.

It was of course Jose Antunes, better known as Fumaca and picking up the prizes were:

David Howe (digital)
Sharon Sweeting (print)

Stadium rock

The trailer for the forthcoming fan-funded film "We are the Geordies" is now online via the Chronicle here.

Charting Newcastle's 2016/17
Championship season from a fan perspective, the much-used phrase "football without fans is nothing" soon crops up - something that this year's events have sadly underlined.

While the gates remain locked, this film gives a timely reminder of the uplifting sights and sounds of a full and noisy SJP - it's not just exiles who have been deprived of that unique experience in 2020.

The film is released on December 11th via online services such as Amazon and Sky Store and also on DVD.

Club & fans both
challenge PL

19.11.2020 NUFC statement:

"The Club has previously not commented on the arbitration it is pursuing against the Premier League (‘EPL’) with respect to its conduct relating to the proposed takeover because of the confidentiality clause in the EPL's rules.

"However, the Club is aware of public reports which state that, on 17 November, the EPL referred to legal proceedings with the Club (e.g. social media posts referring to the “Club’s own legal case”) in a letter to Newcastle supporters.

"The source of some of the reporting is said to be the EPL. It appears, therefore, that the EPL has leaked the contents of their letter to some of those commenting in the public domain.

"The Club understands that these will be matters of great concern to its fans and therefore considers that, in light of the information disclosed by the EPL, it has no choice but to respond and update its fans in response to this coverage.

"The Club makes no comment on the substance of the arbitration, but it can confirm that it has issued arbitration proceedings against the EPL.

"It is unclear when those proceedings will be resolved, given the approach of the EPL and its lawyers, Bird & Bird. Nevertheless, the Club will continue to use its best efforts to press for a fair, full and timely hearing of its claim.”

The club's reference to "Newcastle supporters" is the Newcastle Consortium Supporters Ltd (NCSL) - a group of fans aiming to bring the PL to account for what they deem to have been regulatory breaches during the abortive takeover.

17.11.2020 Newcastle Consortium Supporters Ltd (NCSL) tweeted that:

"We’ve received the EPL’s 'substantive' nine-page response. It's now with our competition team led by Robert O’Donoghue, QC.

"We’ll announce our next move in our determination to progress this matter."

NCSL subsequently claimed that the response from the PL included written confirmation that they (the PL) were currently in legal dispute with NUFC - something which they contend is a breach of confidentiality.

03.11.2020 The PL responded via their legal representatives, requesting an additional period of 14 days to gather information. That was reportedly refused. 

27.10.2020 The PL received a "Letter Before Action" from "Newcastle Consortium Supporters Ltd", a company formed by Gordon Stein and Keith Patterson last August.

The authors claimed they intended to seek a ruling from The Competition Appeal Tribunal over whether the PL breached any UK regulations during the abortive sale of Newcastle United to Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia, PCP Capital Partners and Reuben Brothers earlier this year.

The authors asserted that they were working with Robert O’Donoghue QC of Brick Court Chambers on their case.

14.09.2020 QCs Nick De Marco and Shaheed Fatima of Blackstone Chambers confirmed that they were acting for Newcastle United against the PL.

Their involvement comes at the instigation of lawyers acting for Mike Ashley following the breakdown of the PCP takeover bid.

Aston Villa (a)

Friday sees Steve Bruce return to yet another one of his former clubs, when Newcastle lock horns with Aston Villa.

It's an 8pm KO at Villa Park and live coverage is provided by Sky Sports.

A 0-2 loss last season was our first defeat there in seven visits, but United haven't won any of their four games there since a 2-1 PL triumph in 2013/14.

Following successes at West Ham and Crystal Palace, Newcastle are seeking their third PL away win of the season - and the first back to back victories on the road since last season (Southampton in March and then Bournemouth four months later once the season had resumed).

And The Magpies haven't won back to back PL games since either side of that first lockdown; at Southampton then at home to Sheffield United three months after.

NUFC: To follow

AVFC: To follow

While Newcastle put their feet up after Friday's 2-0 success at Crystal Palace, Dean's Smith side are in Premier League action away to West Ham on Monday.

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Referee: tbc

VAR: tbc

UK TV: Live on Sky Sports

Overseas TV: To follow

UK Radio: Live on BBC Radio 5 Live Sport

ocal Radio: Live on BBC Newcastle


Toon @ Villa Park - PL era:

2019/20 lost 0-2
2016/17 drew 1-1 og(Elphick) (Ch)
2015/16 drew 0-0
2014/15 drew 0-0
2013/14 won 2-1 Ben Arfa, Gouffran
2012/13 won 2-1 Cisse, Cabaye
2011/12 drew 1-1 Best
2010/11 lost 0-1
2008/09 lost 0-1
2007/08 lost 1-4 Owen
2006/07 lost 0-2
2005/06 won 2-1 Ameobi, N'Zogbia
2004/05 lost 2-4 Kluivert, O'Brien
2003/04 drew 0-0
2002/03 won 1-0 Shearer
2001/02 drew 1-1 Shearer
2000/01 drew 1-1 Solano
2000/01 lost 1-0 (FAC)
1999/00 won 1-0 Ferguson
1998/99 lost 0-1
1997/98 won 1-0 Batty
1996/97 drew 2-2 Shearer, Clark
1995/96 drew 1-1 Ferdinand
1994/95 won 2-0 Lee, Cole
1993/94 won 2-0 Allen (pen), Cole

Upcoming PL fixtures:

Fri 04.12.2020:
Aston Villa v Newcastle (8pm) Sky

Sat 05.12.2020:
Burnley v Everton (12.30pm) BT
Manchester City v Fulham (3pm) BT
West Ham v Man United (5.30pm) Sky
Chelsea v Leeds United (8pm)

Sun 06.12.2020:
West Brom v Crystal Palace (Noon) Sky
Sheffield United v Leicester (2.15pm) Sky
Spurs v Arsenal (4.30pm) Sky
Liverpool v Wolves (7.15pm) Prime

Mon 07.12.2020:
Brighton v Southampton(8pm) Sky


COVID Update from MJS:
click on image above


Season 2020/21

NUFC released details of plans to reimburse season ticket holders on October 29th:

Details are online here

In summary, various options are available depending whether fans are on long-term deals.

Phased refunds or credits are available, but for some these options will run alongside existing direct debit payments - in other words they'll be receiving money back while continuing to pay.

Long-term deals expiring at the end of this season (2020/21) will now automatically be extended to next season (2021/22).

Mon 30.11.2020 U23s v Wolves (h) @ Whitley Park, Noon. Premier League 2. Behind closed doors.

Mon 30.11.2020
@ 7pm. Draw for FA Cup Third Round, includes NUFC.

Fri 04.12.2020 Aston Villa (a) @ Villa Park, 8pm. Premier League. Note new date / KO time. Behind closed doors. Live on Sky Sports.

Fri 11.12.2020 U23s v Stoke City (h)
@ Whitley Park, 7pm. Premier League 2. Behind closed doors.

Sat 12.12.2020 West Bromwich Albion (h)
@ SJP, 3pm. Premier League. Behind closed doors. Live on Sky Sports.

Tue 15.12.2020 U18s v Huddersfield Town (a) @ John Smith's Stadium, 6.30pm. FA Youth Cup. Behind closed doors.

Wed 16.12.2020 Leeds United (a)
@ Elland Road, 6pm. Premier League. Note new date / KO time. Behind closed doors. Live on Amazon Prime.

Sat 19.12.2020 U18s v mackems (h) @ Whitley Park, 2pm. U18 Premier League. Behind closed doors.

Sat 19.12.2020 Fulham (h)
@ SJP, 8pm. Premier League. Note new KO time. Behind closed doors. Live on Sky Sports.

Mon 21.12.2020 U23s v Crystal Palace (a)
@ CPFC Training Centre, 1pm. Premier League 2. Behind closed doors.

Tue 22.12.2020 Brentford (a) @ Brentford Community Stadium, 5.30pm. League Cup. Live on Sky Sports.

Sat 26.12.2020 Manchester City (a)
@ Etihad Stadium, 8pm. Premier League. Note new KO time. Behind closed doors. Live on BT Sport.

Wed 30.12.2020 Liverpool (h)
@ SJP, 8pm. Premier League. Note new date / KO time. Behind closed doors. Live on Sky Sports.

NUFC Live on TV:
see listings above.
TV picks to 30.12.2020 made.



FA Cup: NUFC enter in Third Round. All replays scrapped.

Round dates:

3: Sat 09.01.2021
4: Sat 23.01.2021
5: Wed 10.02.2021
QF: Sat 20.03.2021
SF: Sat 17.04.2021
F: Sat 15.05.2021

League Cup aka Carabao Cup:
Semi-final one-legged, first team drawn out gains home advantage.

Round dates:


Tue 22.12.2020:
Brentford v Newcastle (5.30pm)
Arsenal v Manchester City (8pm)

Wed 23.12.2020:
Stoke City v Spurs (5.30pm)
Everton v Manchester United (8pm)

SF: Tue 05.01/Wed 06.01.2021
F: Sun 28.02.2021

Northumberland Senior Cup:

Newcastle (and Blyth Spartans) have opted not to enter this season's competition.

FA Youth Cup:

NUFC U18s enter at the Third Round stage:

3: Date tbc Huddersfield Town (a)

2020/21 NUFC programmes:

Hard copy NUFC home programmes are now produced by Curtis Sport costing £3.50 and available online here

Other events @ SJP:

Rugby League:

Rugby League Magic Weekend XIV
(held over from 2020):

Sat 29.05.2021
Sun 30.05.2021

2020 ticket holders have the option of a refund or a credit towards 2021 tickets.

Rugby League WC Finals

Sat 23.10.2021:  
England v Samoa (2.30pm)


International Magpies
National Service

International breaks: 



Euro 2020 rescheduled:
Coxy's 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
29th November

Born Or Died:

No-one today.

What Else?

1902 Aston Villa (a)
Division One
P13, 13pts, 11th/18 
og(Agnew)(0-1), Templeton(0-2),
Johnson(0-3,0-5), Bache(0-4,0-7), Leake(0-6)

An inauspicious debut for Harry Stenhouse at outside right, a player who had joined United from his hometown club Blyth Spartans.

1913 Aston Villa (h)
Division One
P14, 13pts, 14th/20 
1-0), Hudspeth(74pen) 
Hampton(35), Stephenson(42)

1919 Sunderland (h)
Division One
P16, 21pts, 3rd/22 
Hibbert(38), Robinson(43)
Mordue(62), Travers(75,85)

1924 West Bromwich Albion (a)
Division One
P18, 19pts, 8th/22 
Carter(6), Byers(15)

1930 Blackburn Rovers (h)
Division One
P17, 13pts, 18th/22 
Boyd(37), Lindsay(
L.Bruton(4), Puddefoot(60), J.Bruton(66)

1941 Leeds United (a)
Surtees 2
Hargreaves, Henry 4
After beating Leeds 4-2 the previous Saturday, Newcastle lost the return game, despite the efforts of guest player Jack Surtees - Percy Main born and on the books of Nottingham Forest. 

1947 Sheffield Wednesday (a) 0-1 (0-0)
Division Two
P19, 25pts, 4th/22 
The only goal of the game came from the memorably named Redfern Froggatt, heading in a corner, as United failed to record a fourth consecutive away win. A win would have seen the Magpies top Division Two.

1947 A Central League fixture against Huddersfield Town at St. James', while the first team were at Hillsborough.

Woodburn and McNichol scored for United as the Terriers were beaten 2-1.


1952 Portsmouth (h)
Division One
P18, 20pts, 8th/22 
Chilean forward George Robledo grabbed his 13th goal of the season to preserve United's unbeaten home record and leave them eighth in the table.

Despite that comparatively lowly position, the Magpies were only five points behind league leaders Wolves and with a game in hand.

Sadly this proved to be their highest placing of the season and they fell away to 16th, partly due to an atrocious run of results at SJP.

1958 Leeds United (a) 
Division One
P19, 19pts, 11th/22 
og(Scott)(55), Crowe(56), Overfield(80) 
Newcastle failed to end a winless run at Elland Road that stretched back to 1927 and their ill-fortune extended to an ankle injury suffered by Dick Keith and a strong penalty claim by Len White ignored.

The weak floodlights barely pierced the fog on a gloomy day in Yorkshire when the home side handed a debut to ex-mackem, Don Revie.  

1972 Malcolm Macdonald was in blistering form, netting a first half hat trick as England U23s beat their Welsh counterparts at the Vetch Field, Swansea.

1975 Manchester United (a) 0-1 (0-0)
Division One
P19, 17pts, 14th/22 
Unchanged for the seventh successive league match, Gordon Lee's side looked on course for a point until Gerry Daly forced the ball past Mick Mahoney.

1975 Meanwhile the two United's also met at reserve level, 1,757 fans seeing Newcastle turn round a 2-0 half time deficit to run out 3-2 winners at SJP.

Jimmy Smith found the net as he continued his comeback from injury, while local lad Paul Cannell weighed in with two goals.

1980 Orient (a)
Division Two
P20, 20pts, 10th/22 
Thin times for United - this goal by Bobby Shinton was his seventh of the season in all competitions. He didn't find the net again that term, but still finished top scorer.

1995 Liverpool (a)
League Cup 4th Round 
One of the best goals scored by any United player in the Premiership era was Steve Watson's Anfield winner.

The stand-in striker produced a mesmerising solo run and chip, filling in admirably for Les Ferdinand, who had earlier been forced off with a head injury.
Youtube footage is online here

1997 Crystal Palace (a)
Premier League
P13, 24pts, 7th/20 
Tomasson(63), Ketsbaia(45) 
After the disappointment of a Champions League exit away to Barcelona in midweek, the Magpies bounced back at Selhurst Park.

Temuri Ketsbaia gave Kenny Dalglish's side a halftime lead with a fine 20 yarder, before setting up Jon Dahl Tomasson, whose shot bobbled past Eagles 'keeper Kevin Miller.

This victory was to be our last in London until the momentous 3-1 success at Highbury in December 2001 - a 30 game barren run.

2000 Birmingham City (a)
Worthington Cup 4th Round
Adebola(31), Johnson(90)
Ex-Mag keeper Ian Bennett floored Alan Shearer as he was through on goal, but referee Steve Bennett (no relation, apparently) inexplicably deemed it a yellow card offence and Newcastle wasted the resultant free-kick. 

The score then was 1-1 but Blues went on to win it and made it through to the final, losing on penalties to Liverpool at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium. Poor old Trevor Francis. match report.

2000 A behind closed doors reserve friendly at Barnsley ended in a 3-2 win for Newcastle, thanks to efforts from James Coppinger, Mark Boyd and Pablo Bonvin.

2001 The reserves beat Whitley Bay 7-4 in a friendly to mark the opening of the new refurbished Seahorse Bar at Hillheads.

James Coppinger (2), Mark Boyd (2), Colin McMenamin, Diego Gavilan and Jonny Mann all got themselves on to the scoresheet. match report

2003 Wolves (a)
P14, 20pts, 6th/20
There were quite literally fireworks on the pitch at Molineux as a pre-match display ended with a stray rocket narrowly missing Jonathan Woodgate before hurtling into the crowd, where it hit a home spectator just below the eye. 

It was a controversial match for United, being played less than 48 hours after a home UEFA Cup tie against Basel. The rift between Freddy Shepherd and Sir Bobby Robson was evident from their differing public statements about the situation. match report

2004 With City manager Kevin Keegan looking on, United's reserves lost 0-3 to Manchester City at Kingston Park. Peter Ramage netted an own goal for the opener. match report

2005 As press-led attempts to punish Alan Shearer for an incident with Everton's David Weir continued, FA Director of Communications Adrian Bevington said:

"Howard Webb has confirmed to us that he saw the incident at the time. Therefore, that prevents us from taking any other action under Fifa regulations. The matter is now closed."

That doubtless came as a great blow to the Daily Mail, who gleefully printed "Shearer's Charge Sheet", which mysteriously included the incident in 2001 when Roy Keane was dismissed at SJP - despite there being no physical contact between the players.

Celestine Babayaro was not so lucky for his clash with stroppy Toffee Tim Cahill in the same game and was punished via video evidence, receiving a three match ban.
2008 Middlesbrough (a)
Premier League
P15, 15pts, 17th/20
After gaining a point from a scoreless draw at Stamford Bridge the previous week, Joe Kinnear's side did it again at the Riverside.

However, that made it four games without a win for United, not helped by another below par display from alleged strike pair Obafemi Martins and Michael Owen.

The return of ex-smoggy Mark Viduka to the Toon side as a second half substitute brought home fans to life, but he failed to emulate his goalscoring feat of the previous season. match report

2009 The FA Cup Third draw gave United an 834 mile round trip to Plymouth Argyle's Home Park.

On a wet and windy night at Whitley Park, Brad Inman's brace saw the reserves ease past Ashington 2-0 and into the last four of the Northumberland Senior Cup. match report

2014 West Ham United (a)
Premier League
P13, 19pts, 8th/20
United's winning run of six games came to an end on a day when very little went right in E13.

Two crazy bookings in a minute saw Moussa Sissoko dismissed, while an average display from a Hammers side managed by Sam Allardyce and featuring Andy Carroll and Kevin Nolan collecting maximum points. match report

2016 Hull City (a)
1-1 (0-0) (aet)
(1-3 on penalties)
League Cup Quarter-Final

United lost their unbeaten record at the KCOM Stadium and exited from the EFL Cup after failing to take advantage of numerous opportunities to claim a Premier League scalp.

City were reduced to ten men in the 90th minute when Dieumerci Mbokani was dismissed and Tigers old boy Mo Diame then netted - only for some slackness allow the hosts to level immediately. 

The tie was settled in a shootout of laughable ineptness: shocking misses from Jonjo Shelvey, Dwight Gayle and Yoan Gouffran sealing our fate - with only Christian Atsu's effort sneaking under the crossbar preventing a total humiliation. match report

The U23s won their third successive home game, having hastily moved from a waterlogged Whitley Park to a slightly less soggy pitch at Little Benton. 

The move was to be a good one for the Magpies who beat Swansea City 60
in the Premier League Cup. Tom Heardman (4), Callum Roberts and Jack Colback all netted. match report

Newcastle's U23 side shared six goals with Scunthorpe United
in the Premier League Cup.

Tom Allan (2) and Elliot Anderson were on target at the Sands Venue Stadium, aka Glanford Park. match report