SJP: 45, The Dell: 38, St. Mary's Stadium: 11,
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Most common scores:
Won: 2-1 (ten times)
Drawn: 1-1 (nine times)
Lost: 0-1 (eight times)
Oddity: Following a scoreless draw at Gallowgate in December 1972, the
next 49 league and cup meetings of the two sides produced at least one goal
before the 50th brought the next 0-0 - away at St. Mary's Stadium.
NUFC failed to win 17 away league and cup games between Feb 1972 and
NUFC were unbeaten in 13 home league and cup games between Oct 1947 and
SFC league doubles over NUFC: 1973/74, 1993/94, 2014/15 (3)
NUFC league doubles over TBC: 1935/36, 1964/65, 1971/72, 2004/05 (4)
Most games in a season: 5 in 1969/70
Longest gap between games: February 1900
to January 1923
First: Sat 12th February
1898 Southampton 1 Newcastle (FA Cup)
"During the concluding half the exchanges were of a rather rough
character, but the locals were able to hold their own and the United were thus
suffered defeat by a goal." (Lloyds Weekly)
Last: Sat 27th October 2018 Southampton 0 Newcastle 0 (Premier League)
"Mike Ashley saw today's desperate display first-hand - a fifth
consecutive helping of this tripe which if nothing else gives him evidence of
the malformed, malfunctioning squad assembled on his terms. (NUFC.com)
Best: Sun 16th January 2000 Newcastle 5 Southampton 0* (Premier
"....Old stager Bobby saw his World XI give Dave Jones a right royal
rogering on live TV, and basked in the post-coital afterglow with all the
pride of a new father"
(* also 5-0 on Sat 25th October 1947)
Worst: Sat 13th September 2014 Southampton 4 Newcastle 0* (Premier
The full time whistle saw further negative reaction from malcontented Magpie
followers, one making it past stewards and onto the field before he was
apprehended - having shown far more commitment to evading opponents than
anyone else in black and white all afternoon." (NUFC.com)
(* also 0-4 on Sat 9th March 2014)
NUFC v SFC gallery:
August 1967: A season-opening 3-0 home
August 1985: Pedro pursued in a season
opening 1-1 Dell draw
August 1993: Le Tissier keeps his eye on the ball, unfortunately...
January 1997: Le Tiss....you know the rest
November 2002: Aaron Hughes seals a 2-0 victory at SJP
March 2018: Kenedy at the same end in a 3-0
NUFC v SFC - moment in history:
January 1970: A European trip to.....The Dell
Having seen off Dundee United and FC Porto as
they attempted to defend their Fairs Cup crown, Newcastle's players, fans and
hierarchy were eagerly awaiting the Third Round draw and the prospect of
rubbing shoulders with more of the European elite.
Instead they were paired with a Southampton side who, like United a year
earlier, benefited from the unique "one city one team" rule to
finish seventh and qualify for a first European campaign.
The Saints had seen off Norwegian side Rosenberg and Vitoria Guimaraes from
Portugal, including SJP old boy John McGrath in addition to future Magpie Mick
Channon in their squad.
In addition to dispelling the notion that sides from the same country couldn't
be drawn together before the Quarter Final stage (it later transpired that no
rule actually prevented it happening), the Saints and the Magpies were
opponents of a familiarity that almost beggared belief. The two- legged tie
would be one of five meetings in this season - four of which came within two
Beginning with a scoreless draw on Tyneside in the first leg of the Fairs Cup
tie shortly before Christmas, United then journeyed to the Dell for a 0-3
defeat in the Third Round of the FA Cup - just ten days before the return leg
of the Fairs Cup tie on the south coast.
The first half belonged to the home side, with Mick Channon giving them a 28th
minute lead, Ron Davies then hitting the bar, and Frank Clark clearing off the
goal line to deny Channon a second.
With just six minutes of the game remaining though, the vital breakthrough
came for Joe Harvey's side. Jimmy Smith took possession and his chipped centre
picked out Wyn Davies in the box.
Goalkeeper Eric Martin parried the header, which bounced tantalisingly close
to David Ford. He couldn't reach with it, but Pop Robson certainly could and
smashed it home with his right foot to level matters, sending his side through
on away goals and a Quarter Final tie with Anderlecht.
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