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Premier League
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Saturday 29th February
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Crystal Palace 1
Newcastle 0
Premier League
Selhurst Park
Saturday 22nd February

Match report

The Never-Ending Tour

  Number of Newcastle
  games attended by
  NUFC.com in 2019/20:

80

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Ticket news:
Burnley (h) Public sale now
WBA (a)
SOLD OUT
Southampton (a) Member sale
Sheffield United (h) Member sale

2019/20:
van driver leaves
Toon stuck in reverse


Crystal Palace  1  Newcastle  0


Match report

Latest PL results/fixture: 

Wed 19.02.2020
Manchester City 2-0 West Ham

Sat 22.02.2020:

Chelsea 2-1 Spurs
Burnley 3-0 Bournemouth
Crystal Palace
1-0 Newcastle
Sheffield United
1-1 Brighton & Hove Albion
Southampton
2-0 Aston Villa
Leicester City
0-1 Manchester City

Sun 23.02.2020:
Manchester United 3-0 Watford
Wolves 3-0 Norwich City
Arsenal 3-2 Everton

Mon 24.02.2020:
Liverpool v West Ham (8pm) Sky


Our sponsors CentrAle on Newcastle Central Station now have no less than 34 different gluten free/ coeliac friendly beers in stock from 13 different breweries - and there's always a few in the #trainbeer fridge.

FAC:
Baggies bouncing again


Our forthcoming FA Cup opponents West Bromwich Albion returned to winning ways on Saturday, scoring three goals without reply at Bristol City in the Championship.

That maintains a four point advantage for Slaven Bilic's league leaders over their nearest challengers Leeds, and puts Albion nine clear of third-placed Fulham with twelve league games remaining.

The Baggies must play twice before hosting us at the Hawthorns on Tuesday week, with back to back home games against Preston North End and Wigan Athletic this Tuesday and Saturday respectively.

U18s:
Kids washed out


Newcastle's scheduled U18 Premier League game at Blackburn Rovers on Saturday was postponed due to the weather.

Neil Winskill's side are due to play a rare league game under lights this coming Friday night, facing the mackems in a 7pm kick-off at Whitley Park.

PL TV update:
Hammer time tbc

Friday brought confirmation of the Premier League fixture choices for live TV coverage during April, with none of Newcastle's three scheduled away games selected, meaning they go ahead as follows:

Sat 04.04.2020 Bournemouth (a) 3pm
Sat 18.04.2020 Manchester City (a) 3pm^
Sat 25.04.2020 Watford (a) 3pm

(^ will be postponed if either ourselves or Manchester City are in FA Cup Semi-Final action that same weekend).

However, the scheduling of our home game against West Ham - originally Saturday April 11th - remains unclear.

Claimed by Sky for Good Friday night (April 10th) and initially publicised by them to that effect, they soon backtracked and the PL then published the following:

"The Newcastle United v West Ham United fixture will be played over the weekend of 10-13 April. The time and date will be confirmed after further consultation with the authorities."

For their part, Newcastle then confirmed that the West Ham game would be shown live on Sky at some point over that weekend - in other words, it won't be a 3pm kick-off on the Saturday.  

Sky have taken three other PL games that same weekend (Sat 5.30pm, Sun 2pm & 4.30pm) with the proviso that they any or all of them could alter again depending on UEFA commitments of the clubs concerned.

PS: Victory for United in their FA Cup Fifth Round tie at West Bromwich Albion would see them in Quarter Final action over the weekend of March 21st - and see our PL home game against Aston Villa postponed.

Borrowers:
Loan lads


Updates on United's six current loan players:

Achraf Lazaar (Cosenza):
Our man completed 90 minutes on Friday night as Cosenza lost 0-2 at home to Frosinone in Serie B - a result that leaves his side embroiled in a relegation fight.


Rolando Aarons (Motherwell):
It finished goalless in the local derby at Hamilton Academical in the SPFL on Saturday, despite Motherwell being reduced to ten men in the 37th minute.

Rolando completed the first 77 minutes.

Freddie Woodman (Swansea City):
Freddie played the full game as the Swans beat Huddersfield Town 3-1 at home in the Championship on Saturday.

Jacob Murphy (Sheffield Wednesday):

There was an eventful 90 minutes for Jacob away at Birmingham City in the Championship on Saturday.

The midfielder registered an OG on six minutes and then put his side 3-2 up in the 65th minute with his fifth goal of the season.

However it finished all square after a late equaliser for the home side.

Dan Barlaser (Rotherham United):
Dan played the full game and was booked as the Millers won 2-1 at Accrington Stanley in League One on Saturday.

Kelland Watts (Mansfield Town):
Kell started the game and was subbed in the 86th minute as the Stags lost 0-1 at Cheltenham Town in League Two on Saturday.

U23s:
Iron bashed

Newcastle U23s  6  Scunthorpe U23s  2


Match report

Incoming:

Youngster signs

Newcastle have paid an undisclosed fee to sign teenage striker Kyle Crossley from Morecambe.

The youngster joins the club's U16 squad on a two year scholarship, having turned down a similar offer from the mackems.

A native of Murton, Kyle was previously with Hartlepool United before joining Morecambe last October.

He played as a winger for Sunderland Schools’ Football Association U15s, who won the English Schools’ National Cup in 2019.


Crossley is the third young player to have joined United in recent weeks and follows midfield pair Reagan Thomson and Stan Flaherty, who were previously with Queens Park and Arsenal respectively.

Unlikely lad:

Give me your tired....


Former Magpie crock Siem de Jong has made a free transfer move from Ajax to MLS side FC Cincinnati.

The 31 year-old Dutch international midfielder was an unused substitute for the Eredivisie leaders on Sunday and moves to the USA for one season initially.

Perhaps fittingly, given his fitness record, Cincinnati are sponsored by a healthcare provider.....

As de Jong arrives though, the club have parted company with their Dutch trainer Ron Jans - who resigned after an allegation of racism was received. 

U23s
:
U23 Coach confirmed


Newcastle have unveiled their new U23 manager and as predicted by Ipswich Town website Those Were The Days last week, it is Chris Hogg.

Former Magpies Peter Ramage and Lee Clark were both linked, but the 34 year-old Teessider won through after having held a similar position at Portman Road

Playing junior football for York City and Ipswich, central defender Hogg appeared for Boston United, Hibernian and Inverness Caledonian Thistle before switching to coaching at the Tractor Boys during 2015. 

United had been operating without a dedicated reserve team boss since the departure of Neil Redfearn last November, Academy Head of Coaching Ben Dawson overseeing the side.

U23s
:
Highwaymen lie in wait


The first semi-final of this season's Northumberland Senior Cup took place on Wednesday night, defending champions Morpeth Town winning 3-1 away at North Shields in a rerun of the 2019 Final.

The Highwaymen will now face the winners of the Blyth Spartans versus Newcastle United U23s tie in the final, which will be staged at SJP on a date to be announced.

That second semi-final takes place at Croft Park on Tuesday March 24th at 7.45pm and a result must be reached on the night, a draw after 90 minutes leading straight to a penalty shootout.


Update:
Ex-Magpie recognised 

On what would have been his 59th birthday, Justin Fashanu was posthumously inducted into the National Football Museum Hall of Fame on Wednesday. 

The much-travelled striker was at Gallowgate on a short-term deal in 1991, making one senior substitute appearance and playing in two reserve games.

His induction citation concludes that:

"To this day, Justin remains the only gay male professional footballer in this country. 

"His legacy lives on through the work of LGBT+ campaigners, the Justin Campaign and The Justin Fashanu Foundation, founded by his niece Amal. 

"He remains an inspiration and a source of courage on and off the pitch."


Fashanu is the eighteenth Hall of Fame inductee with NUFC connections as a player or manager/coach:

Kenny Dalglish (2002)
Paul Gascoigne (2002)
Kevin Keegan (2002)
Sir Bobby Robson (2003)
Alan Shearer (2004)
John Barnes (2005)
Jack Charlton (2005)
Jackie Milburn (2006)
Peter Beardsley (2007)
Graeme Souness (2007)
Len Shackleton (2009)
Hughie Gallacher (2014)
Michael Owen (2014)
Stuart Pearce (2015)
Ivor Allchurch (2015)
Mark Lawrenson (2016)
Gary Speed (2017)
Justin Fashanu (2020)

(Fellow inductees Tom Finney, Bill Nicholson and Stan Mortensen also featured as guest players for Uinted during WW2).

2019/20:
Emirates turbulence blows Mags off course

Arsenal  4  Newcastle  0


Match report

Premier League:
Burnley (h)

Saturday sees Newcastle host Burnley in a Premier League fixture with a 3pm kick-off.

Limited tickets remain on public sale.

Former Magpie Peter Noble scored the only goal of the game the last time that the Clarets won at SJP, back in April 1976.

And one has to go back to the 1960/61 season to find the last time that Burnley completed a league double over us.

The usual NUFC Foodbank collection will be taking place on Strawberry Place from 1pm. 

NUFC: Valentino Lazaro will be suspended following his red card at Crystal Palace.

Coral matchday betting will appear here.



BFC: Sean Dyche's side travel to Tyneside unbeaten in their last five PL games and in search of a third successive away victory following a 2-0 win at Manchester United and a 2-1 success at Southampton.

Referee: To follow

VAR tbc

Travel:

Metro: There will be no Metro services between Wallsend and Tynemouth on Saturday or Sunday. Bus replacement 900 will operate.

Bus: Match buses run from the Metro Centre (X50) and Gosforth Great Park (Q3), with Magpie Mover tickets accepted on both services. details

Rail: The complete closure of London Kings Cross station all weekend means that East Coast Main Line services to and from Newcastle are subject to substantial alteration.

Stats:

Clarets @ SJP - last 10:

2018/19 won 2-0 Schar, S.Longstaff
2017/18 drew 1-1 Lascelles
2014/15 drew 3-3 S.Taylor, Colback, Sissoko
1982/83 won 3-0 Waddle, Varadi, Keegan
1979/80 drew 1-1 Davies
1978/79 won 3-1 Withe, Shoulder, Cassidy
1975/76 lost 0-1
1974/75 won 3-0 Maconald 2, Barrowclough
1973/74 lost 1-2 Macdonald
1973/74 won 2-1 Macdonald, Moncur (TC)

UK TV: None
 



Opposite Times Square on Clayton Street West, The Dog and Parrot are now showing Sky PL live games. Get a Meat:Stack burger, fries & a craft can for just £10 every day including matchdays.

Overseas TV:
To follow 

UK Radio: tbc (if any)

Local Radio: Live on BBC Radio Newcastle

Upcoming PL fixtures:

Fri 28.02.2020:
Norwich City v Leicester City (8pm) Sky

Sat 29.02.2020:
Brighton v Crystal Palace (12.30pm) BT
Bournemouth v Chelsea (3pm)
Newcastle v Burnley (3pm)
West Ham v Southampton (3pm)
Watford v Liverpool (5.30pm) Sky

Sun 01.03.2020:
Everton v Manchester United (2pm) Sky
Spurs v Wolves (2pm)

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Fixtures, Tickets etc.
Season 2019/20

 
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

NUFC home age categories:

Juniors: U18s
Young Adults: 18-21s
Seniors: over-65s

(NB: Away game age categories vary from club to club and do not follow the above)


On the opening day of ticket sales, they begin at 10am unless otherwise notified.

NUFC gave away approx 10,000 seats for the rest of the season, with the minimum permissible 2,600 seats (5%) remaining for sale on a match by match basis.

That amount may increase in the event of the visiting club failing to take up their full permissible ticket allocation (3,200).

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.

LNER are offering NUFC season ticket holders a 25% reduction on advance fares until May 2020 at www.lner.co.uk/nufc  


When booking ST holders will need to input NUFC at the start of their membership code (e.g. NUFC12345678910). There's no need to carry season tickets when on board.
 
Heading to the Toon?

City guide
here

NE guide here

Fri 28.02.2020 U23s v Boro (a) @ Heritage Park, 7pm. Premier League 2.

Fri 28.02.2020 U18s v mackems (h) @ Whitley Park, 7pm. U18 Premier League.
 

Sat 29.02.2020 / Sun 01.03.2020 No metros between Wallsend & Tynemouth.

Sat 29.02.2020 Burnley (h) @ SJP, 3pm. Premier League. Public sale now.

Tue 03.03.2020 West Bromwich Albion (a)
@ The Hawthorns, 8pm. FA Cup Fifth Round. SOLD OUT.
(Allocation: 5,050).

Sat 07.03.2020 Southampton (a)
St. Mary's Stadium, 3pm. Premier League. Public sale now. £30 adults, Seniors /18-25s £27, U18s £25, U11s £20. (Allocation: tbc).

Fri 13.03.2020 U23s v Aston Villa (h) @ Whitley Park, 7pm. Premier League 2.

Sat 14.03.2020 U18s v Manchester United (a) @ Carrington Training Centre, 11am. U18 Premier League.
 

Sat 14.03.2020 Sheffield United (h) @ SJP, 3pm. Premier League. Member sale now, public sale Mon 24.02.2020 (online), Mon 02.03.2020 (in person & by phone).

Sat 21.03.2020 U18s v Liverpool (h) @ Little Benton, 11am. U18 Premier League. 

Sat 21.03.2020 Aston Villa (h)
@ SJP, 3pm. Premier League. Ticket sale details awaited.

Tue 24.03.2020 U23s v Blyth Spartans (a) @ Croft Park, 7.45pm. Northumberland Senior Cup Semi-Final. £6 adults, £3 concessions.

NUFC Live on TV:
None*

(TV picks up to 27.04.2020 announced)

*From Sky: West Ham (h) will be over the weekend of 10.04-13.04 with time/date to be confirmed after further consultation with the authorities.


Toon Army America have listed Toon TV
venues in USA & Canada online here

NUFC Live TV confirmation dates:  

NB:
these are all "approximate dates"

Fri 03.04.2020
May 2020
Mon 11.05.2020 17.05.2020 (final game)

The 2020/21 PL season kicks off on Saturday August 8th. The EFL are yet to reveal their start date, with the League Cup and FA Cup schedules also still awaited. 

FA Cup:

R3 04.01.2020 Rochdale (a) drew 1-1
R3R 14.01.2020 Rochdale (h) won 4-1
R4 Sat 25.01.2020 Oxford (h) drew 0-0
R4R Tue 04.02.2020 Oxford (a) won 3-2
R5 Tue 03.03.2020 WBA (a) 8pm
R6 Sat 21.03.2020
SF Sat 18.04.2020
F
Sat 23.05.2020

U23 Premier League Cup:
United have qualified for the last 16, with a one-off tie against a team tbc due to be played on or before 04.04.2020.

Northumberland Senior Cup:

Semi-Finals:
19.02.2020 N.Shields 1-3 Morpeth
24.03.2020 Blyth Spartans v NUFC 7.45pm

Ties are played to a finish, with no extra time after 90 minutes, going to penalties.
 



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National League North side Gateshead offer NUFC season ticket holders £5 off the £15 adult price for home league games. U16 entry is £5, U12s free with paying adult.

Upcoming home league games:

Sat 07.03.2020 Kings Lynn (h) 3pm
Sat 21.03.2020 Darlington (h) 3pm
Sat 04.04.2020 AFC Telford (h) 3pm
Fri 10.04.2020 York City (h) 3pm

Other events @ SJP:

Rugby League:

Rugby League Magic Weekend XIV.

Sat 23.05.2020:
Castleford v Catalans Dragons (5pm)
St Helens v Salford Red Devils (5.15pm)
Leeds Rhinos v Hull FC (7.30pm)

Sun 24.05.2020:
Huddersfield v Toronto Wolfpack (12.30pm)
Wigan Warriors v Warrington (2.45pm)
Wakefield Trinity v Hull KR (5pm)

Rugby League World Cup Finals:

Sat 23.10.2021:  
England v Samoa (KO tbc)
 

International Magpies
National Service

International breaks: 

2019/20:


Euro 2020:

23.03.2020-31.03.2020
Playoffs:
One-legged SFs on 26.03.2020:

A: Iceland v Romania, Bulgaria v Hungary $
B: Bosnia v N. Ireland, Slovakia v Ireland &
C: Scotland v Israel, Norway v Serbia £
D: Georgia v Belarus, Macedonia v Kosovo %

One-legged Fs on 31.03.2020.

12.06.2020-12.07.2020
Finals

A: Italy, Switzerland, Turkey, Wales
B: Belgium, Russia, Denmark, Finland
C: Ukraine, Netherlands, Austria, team $/%
D: England, Croatia, Czech R, team £
E: Spain, Poland, Sweden, team &
F: Germany, France, Portugal, team $/%

A: Rome and Baku
B: Saint Petersburg and Copenhagen
C: Amsterdam and Bucharest
D: London and Glasgow
E: Bilbao and Dublin
F: Munich and Budapest

2020/21:

31.08.2020-08.09.2020
05.10.2020-13.10.2020
09.11.2020-17.11.2020
22.03.2021-30.03.2021

 
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
23rd February


Born Or Died:

1950 Alan Foggon born, West Pelton, Durham. (1965-71)

Attacking midfielder/winger, who graduated from the junior and reserve sides to make his first team debut just days before his 18th birthday, in a 0-0 draw at Arsenal.

A schoolboy sprint champion, Foggon's moment of glory came in the second leg of the 1969 Fairs Cup Final in Budapest when his shot was pushed onto the crossbar by the Ujpest 'keeper, but the United man followed up to lash the ball into the net and make it 3-2 on the night, 6-2 on aggregate. 

He moved on to Cardiff City in August 1971, but within a year had returned to the North East, signing for Jack Charlton's Boro side.

Despite looking overweight, Foggon became a favourite of the Ayresome Park crowd and helped the Teessiders to promotion from Division Two in 1974.

After brief stints with Rochester Lancers and Hartford Bi-Centennials in the USA, Foggon moved to Manchester United in 1976.

That proved to be something of a disaster though and after just three league outings at Old Trafford he switched to the mackems.

Later moves took Alan on to Southend United, Hartlepool United (loan), Consett and Whitley Bay.

Remaining on South Tyneside, Alan then worked in the security business and the pub trade,
in Spennymoor and South Shields.

1963 Wesley Saunders born, Boldon. (1980-85)

An England schoolboy international, Wes began his United career at left back in a 1-2 defeat at Chelsea in November 1981 and retained his place in the side.

That was in spite of a run of games when he conceded penalties (three in all) but still finished on the winning side - and scored his only senior goal for United in a 4-3 FA Cup win at Colchester.

After beginning the next season at left back, Saunders lost his place to Kenny Wharton, reappearing in central defence for part of the promotion campaign of 1983/84 after an injury to Jeff Clarke.

Partnering Glenn Roeder in the early games of our First Division return, Saunders then took over at left back from John Ryan but found himself surplus to requirements at SJP and went off on loan to Bradford City.

A further loan spell at Carlisle was turned into a permanent £20K deal in November 1985, before a £100K transfer to Dundee three years later (Newcastle taking half).

Returning to England with Torquay United in 1990, Saunders featured in their Wembley playoff final against Blackpool and took over as manager at Plainmoor for a time, after a knee injury forced him to stop playing.

A story about drinking games, Tommy Tynan and a kettle in the run up to that playoff final has also entered Devon folklore....

Turning out later for Spennymoor United, Wes then returned to
Plainmoor as Gulls manager in 1998 but was sacked in 2001.

Working as a players agent,
he travelled with Gazza out to China for his abortive move to Gansu Tianma and was credited with tipping off then-Wigan boss Steve Bruce about Egyptian striker Amr Zaki.

Saunders later
served as assistant manager of Northern League Jarrow Roofing and appeared for the Newcastle side in the annual Masters Football Tournament.

PS: Wes was known as fingers during his time at SJP, after a "misunderstanding" led to his walking out of a city centre store without paying for the pair of ladies' gloves he was carrying at the time.... 

1966 Death of Billy Hampson, 81.
(1914-27)
After a long career at United, cup winner Billy became manager of Carlisle, bringing a young Bill Shankly to Brunton Park.

1968 Brian Tinnion born, Burnopfield.
(1984-89)

A member of Newcastle's 1985 FA Youth Cup winning side, Brian made his senior debut in a 0-3 loss at Everton in April 1987.

Initially appearing in a left midfield berth
, the following  season saw him feature regularly in his preferred left back role, replacing John Bailey.

The first of his two senior goals came in a 3-0 home win over Watford in April 1988, but the following season saw him feature in the first team just twice, following the arrival of Jim Smith in December.

Losing out to new arrival Kenny Sansom as United fought an unsuccessful relegation battle, Tinnion was declared surplus to requirements and sold to Bradford City for £150K in March 1989.

He returned to SJP as a Bantam the following season as the sides met in Division Two, remaining at Valley Parade until 1993 - by which time he'd reverted to a midfield role that added goalscoring to his game.

Moving to Bristol City, Brian made over 500 appearances for the Robins, sealing his cult status by netting in a 1-0 FA Cup victory over Liverpool at Anfield in January 1994.

Nicknamed "The Tinman", Brian also coached City's youngsters and was the peoples'
choice as manager following the departure of Danny Wilson in summer 2004.

Narrowly missing out on the League One playoffs, Brian stood down amid increasing criticism in September 2005, soon after
a 1-7 thrashing by Swansea City.

After brief spells playing for Cheltenham Town, Aldershot and Weston Super Mare, Brian became Team Bath player-coach.

An involvement with youth soccer schools in Bristol and Spain was then followed by a spell scouting for Everton, before June 2013 saw him tempted back to Ashton Gate, as Bristol City's head of youth recruitment.


 

What Else?

1895 Blyth (a)
2-2 
(2-1)
Friendly 
Wallace, Graham(pen)
Hunter, Nicholson (both tbc)
3,000

1901 Derby County (h)
2-1 
(0-1)
Friendly 
MacFarlane(
1-1), Fraser(85)
O'Rourke(0-1)
6,000
Two sides knocked of the FA Cup at the First Round stage met at Gallowgate on Second Round day - a week after playing out a 1-1 league draw on Tyneside.

Team:
Bunyan, D.Gardner, Scott, Wilson, Aitken, Carr, Macfarlane, A.Gardner, Heywood, Fraser, Pattison.

1907 Middlesbrough (h)
4-0 
(2-0)
Division One
P28, 41pts, 1st/20 
Appleyard(11,49), McCracken(22pen), McWilliam(87)
47,000

1921 Huddersfield Town (a)
3-1 
(3-0)
Division One
P28, 37pts, 2nd/22  
Smailes(15,17), Harris(22) 
Johnstone(49)
10,000

1924 Watford (a)
1-0 
(1-0)
FA Cup 3rd Round 
Seymour(7) 
23,444
United's first-ever meeting with the Hornets came at Vicarage Road, which had opened for business in August 1922.

The winning goal came early in the tie, Stan Seymour netting with a rising shot from close range after William Cowan and James Low combined down the Newcastle right for the latter to cross.

1929 Liverpool (h)
2-2 
(2-1)
Division One
P31, 29pts, 12th/22 
Lang(13,30) 
Edmed(42), og(Maitland)(55)
45,000
With centre forward Hughie Gallacher on international duty with Scotland (netting four times in a 7-3 win over Ireland in Belfast), understudy Monte Wilkinson missed the opportunity to impress.

1935 West Ham United (h)
3-0 
(1-0)
Division Two
P31, 38pts, 4th/22 
Pearson(26,85), Murray(70) 
28,000

1946 Everton (h)
1-3
(1-2)
Wartime

Hair(7)
Catterick(11),
Wainwright(35,48)
49,660
Ahead early on, United were undone in high winds by Everton's ploy of playing on the floor and starving star striker Albert Stubbins of the ball.

At Goodison Park meanwhile the two reserve sides were in action, Newcastle beating the Toffees 3-2. 

1952 Swansea Town (a)
1-0 
(1-0)
FA Cup 5th Round 
Mitchell(40) 
27,801 
Newcastle's attempt to retain the FA cup continued with a narrow Fifth Round success at the Vetch Field, achieved despite the presence of Ivor Allchurch in the home ranks.
Youtube footage is online here

1957 Charlton Athletic (h)
3-1 
(3-1)
Division One
P32, 28pts, 14th/22 
Eastham(13), Scoular(34)
, Casey(38) 
Lawrie(41)
21,721
United eased to victory against the bottom side, who were to remain outside the top flight until 1987.

1959 Linfield (a)
3-3 
(2-1)
Friendly 
Taylor(17), Allchurch(
2-0), White(60)
Cairns(45), Dixon(2-2),
Milburn(78pen) 

12,000
This midweek friendly match was played under the floodlights at Belfast's Windsor Park - our second visit there in four years. Wor Jackie Milburn scored the home side's late equaliser from the spot, which was his 100th goal in Irish football.

Some devastating play from George Eastham helped United to a two-goal lead on the same ground where he had shone three years earlier, orchestrating the Irish League to defeat the Football League 5-2.

Team: Harvey, Keith, McMichael, Scoular, Scott, Franks, Taylor, Allchurch, White, Eastham, Evans (C.Mitten).
LFC: Irvine, Gilfiland, Graham, Park, Hamill, Wilson, Stewart, Cairns, Milburn, Dickson, Ferguson.

1974 Liverpool (h)
0-0 
(0-0)
Division One 
45,192

1976 Bolton Wanderers (n) 2-1 (1-0)
FA Cup 5th Round Second Replay 
Burns(15), Gowling(57) 
Jones(66) 
43,448 
After stalemates at Burnden Park (3-3) and SJP (0-0) the deadlock was finally broken at the neutral venue of Elland Road, Leeds.

Youtube footage is online here

1980 Shrewsbury Town (a) 1-3 (0-2)
Division Two
P30, 36pts, 5th/22 
Shoulder(84pen) 
Maguire(14), King(21), Biggins(55)
10,833 
Our very first visit to Gay Meadow marked the third and final appearance of midfielder Alex Cropley, loaned from Aston Villa.

That brief spell in our colours had brought just one point and one goal, while Cropley failed to complete ninety minutes. Inevitably he was returned back to Villa Park. 

1984 United lost 1-2 to Everton at Goodison Park in an FA Youth Cup Fifth Round tie, birthday boy Brian Tinnion on target.

The Toffees went on to win the Youth Cup that season, beating Stoke City in the final.

1985 Luton Town (h)
1-0 
(0-0)
Division One
P28, 33pts, 14th/22 
Wharton(75)
24,515 
Kenny Wharton's effort lifted United to the dizzy heights of 14th place in Division One, which was to be their finishing position. On a day when George Reilly made his debut, the Magpies' defence kept their first clean sheet in 19 attempts.

1991 Wolves (h)
0-0 
(0-0)
Division Two
P28, 37pts, 13th/24 
18,612 
Alleged striker Paul Moran made his infamous sole Newcastle appearance in this game, after arriving on loan from Spurs. 

His non-performance was allegedly due to an extended Friday night "sightseeing" tour of Newcastle with his tour guide, Gazza. 

Mark Stimson was dismissed late in the game after he and Kevin Scott tangled with Wolves striker Steve Bull.
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1994 Coventry City (h)
4-0 
(1-0)
Premier League
P29, 48pts, 3rd/22 
Cole(49,70,77), Mathie(86) 
32,210
Despite being without Barry Venison, Steve Howey, John Beresford and Paul Bracewell, United easily disposed of the Sky Blues at SJP in a hastily- rearranged game, with this single page teamsheet deputising for the programme.
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2000 First half goals from Stephen Glass and Silvio Maric gave United's reserve side a 2-0 win at Villa Park. 

The home side included old boys Alan Thompson and Steve Watson in their line-up. 

2004 A 3-0 win for the Reserves in the Pontins League against Notts County at Meadow Lane came courtesy of strike duo Carl Finnigan (2) and Lewis Guy.
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2008 Manchester United (h) 1-5 (0-2)
Premier League
P27, 28pts, 13th/20
Faye(79)
Rooney(25,80), Ronaldo(45,56), Saha(90)
52,291
After a 1-4 loss at Aston Villa, this demoralising disintegration was beamed out to the nation, as Kevin Keegan made it six games without a win since returning as manager.

Steve Harper completed a century of games for the Magpies when replacing the ailing Shay Given at half time.
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2009 Midfielder Mark Doninger's hat trick helped the reserves to a 3-2 victory over Boro at Whitley Park, giving new second string boss Alan Thompson a winning start.
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2014 Aston Villa (h)
1-0
(0-0)
Premier League
P27, 40pts, 8th/20
Remy(90+2)
50,417
With just 90 seconds of added time left, our winless home run looked set to extend six games.  

When Luuk De Jong robbed Ron Vlaar after 88 minutes, only for Loic Remy to fire his shot against the post, Newcastle's home goal drought clicked towards the 460 minute mark and the meagre return of a point against an insipid Villa side looked likely.   

Remy though had other ideas and latched on to a loose ball, side-stepped Vlaar and slamming the ball into the net.

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2015
The reserves were held to a 2-2 draw by basement side Wolves at Telford, coming from a goal down to lead thanks to an Adam Armstrong penalty and Olivier Kemen's shot. 

However, a 94th minute Wolves corner was turned past goalkeeper Freddie Woodman to ensure that the points were shared.
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2019 Huddersfield Town (h) 2-0 (0-0)
Premier League
Rondon(46), Perez(52)
52,174

An ultimately comfortable victory against ten-man Town came only after wasted golden chances and the goal frame had threatened to frustrate Rafa Benitez's side.

Terriers' Tom Smith was shown a straigh red card in the 20th minute for a dangerous challenge on home debutant Miguel Almiron.
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