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Friday 17th September
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The Never-Ending Tour

  Number of Newcastle
  games attended by in 2021/22:



Watford (a) restricted view only left
Wolves (a) ST holder sale now (25pts)
Spurs (h) ST holder/member sale now

Book offer/compo:
The heart of the matter

Available now in hardback is the latest book by author and playwright Michael Chaplin, recounting his life and times as a long-suffering Newcastle supporter.

Selecting 11 games with a personal significance from 1963 to 2019, Chaplin speaks to players who were involved, in addition to recounting his own life story.

We have a limited number of author signed copies available to order now
online here for £15.99.

And if you're feeling lucky, there's the chance to win a copy in a free competition, for which we simply require you to answer the following question:

Included in the book is a conversation with a then-current Newcastle player in 1988, in which he says, "I'm away to Spurs, man....divvent want to gan."

Which player made that comment?

Sends answers
via by 3pm on Monday 27th September. Subject: Book. No age limit, open to anyone on the planet but delivery must be to a UK address. One entry each please.

TV times awaited

The latest round of Premier League fixture moves to accommodate live TV transmission were scheduled to appear last Thursday but are still awaited.

At risk are a trio of games in November:

Sat 06.11.2021 Brighton (a)
Sat 20.11.2021 Brentford (h)
Sat 27.11.2021 Arsenal (a)

PS: Turning to December, Leicester City's Europa League campaign is set to impact on Newcastle's fixture list.

The Foxes face Napoli in Italy on Thursday December 9th, meaning that our visit to the King Power Stadium the next weekend almost certainly won't be on Saturday 11th - whether chosen for live TV or not.

Reserves return

Following a trio of away losses in three different competitions, United's U23 side are in Premier League 2 action at Whitley Park tonight (Monday).

Their opponents are a Stoke City
side who began their season with successive league wins before losing to Reading and Boro in their latest two PL2 outings.

It's a 7pm start and supporters are admitted. Season ticket holders can gain free admission on production of their current ST card, or else it's £3 adults and £1 concessions payable at the gate.

NB: Due to COVID precautions, the last U23 game at Whitley Park had no seated accommodation available for the public - we're unsure if that's still the case.

PS: Newcastle U23s  have two PL2 fixtures this week, Friday seeing them face Fulham at their Motspur Park Training Ground.

Kick-off time and details of whether fans are admitted are yet to be confirmed.

Premier League:
We all hate leads
Newcastle  1  Leeds United  1

Match report

Sky fan footage is online here

Latest PL results:

Fri 17.09.2021:
Newcastle 1-1 Leeds United

Sat 18.09.2021:
Wolves 0-2 Brentford
Burnley 0-1 Arsenal
Liverpool 3-0 Crystal Palace
Manchester City 0-0 Southampton
Norwich City 1-3 Watford
Aston Villa 3-0 Everton

Sun 19.09.2021:
Brighton 2-1 Leicester City
West Ham 1-2 Manchester United
Spurs 0-3 Chelsea

Loan lads

Updates on Newcastle's loan contingent:

Matty Longstaff (Aberdeen)
The midfielder was an unused substitute on Saturday as the Dons were beaten 0-1 at home by St.Johnstone in the SPL.

Rodrigo Vilca (Doncaster Rovers)

Rodrigo started and played 79 minutes of Rovers' 1-0 home victory over Morecambe in League One on Saturday.

Kelland Watts (Wigan Athletic)
Kell played the full game as the Latics won 4-1 at Accrington Stanley in League One on Saturday.

Lewis Cass (Port Vale)
Lewis played the full game as Port Vale beat Harrogate Town 2-0 at home League Two on Saturday.

Jake Turner (Colchester United)
Jake watched from the bench as Colchester lost 0-1 at home to Crawley Town in League Two on Saturday.

Oisin McEntee, Tom Allan (Morton)
Oisin played the full game and Tom started and played 75 minutes as Morton lost 0-1 at home to Raith Rovers in the SFL Championship on Saturday.

Teens thwarted

A lack of medical cover at Leicester City's Seagrave training ground on Saturday led to the postponement of Newcastle's U18 Premier League Cup group stage tie.

Both sides were ready and waiting to play but the non-appearance of the scheduled ambulance/paramedic cover initially caused a delay to the kick-off before news of the postponement followed.

(The U16 PL Cup tie between the two sides went ahead on an adjacent pitch, as they apparently aren't obligated to have the same level of medical cover).

The young Magpies are grouped with Leicester City, Nottingham Forest and Southampton; Forest defeating the Saints 4-0 in their opening tie on Saturday. 

Chronicled: part XV

The latest episode of a free NUFC history Podcast series hosted by the Chronicle is now available online here

Presenter Matt Ketchell and NUFC club historian Paul Joannou recall the 1951/52 FA Cup Final victory over Arsenal.

Old boy:
Hughton ousted

Former Newcastle boss Chris Hughton was relieved of his position as Nottingham Forest Manager on Thursday, with his side bottom of the Championship.

The 62 year-old had been in charge at the City Ground since October 2020, but left his post after his side took just one point from their opening seven league games.

Since ending his time at SJP, Hughton has managed Birmingham City, Norwich City, Brighton & Hove Albion and Forest.

Premier League:
Watford (a)

The Magpies return to action on Saturday when they face The Hornets at Vicarage Road in an old-fashioned 3pm kick-off.

All away tickets have been sold for what will be
Newcastle's eleventh top-flight visit here. None of the previous 10 ended in away successes (five draws, five losses).

In terms of Premier League visits only, United have drawn three and lost three.

NUFC: Martin Dubravka is set to resume training but Saturday will come too soon for him to make a playing return.

News on the condition and availability of Jonjo Shelvey, Paul Dummett and Freddie Woodman is awaited.

To follow

Beginning their season with a 3-2 home win over Aston Villa, Watford then lost away at Brighton (0-2) and Spurs (0-1).

Beaten 0-2 by Wolves at Vicarage Road, they then took maximum points at Norwich on Saturday, winning 3-1.

Ismaila Sarr has scored three of their six PL goals to date, Emmanuel Dennis two and Juan Hernandez the other.

A trio of former Magpies could be involved for the hosts, with Rob Elliot, Danny Rose and Moussa Sissoko all in the Watford squad.
Dan Gosling isn't match fit.

While Newcastle have a free week to prepare for this game, Watford Head Coach Xisco Munoz sees his side in Carabao Cup action at home to Stoke City on Tuesday evening.

Boyle are offering new sign-ups via a Bet £10 get £30 offer via mobile devices (app download isn't required; desktop customers qualify for a £25 bet bundle offer on sign-up instead). 

Find that online here

Key Terms: New UK customers (Excluding NI) only. Mobile exclusive. Min stake £10. Min odds Evs. Free bet applied on 1st settlement of any qualifying bet. 30 days to qualify. Free bets expire in 7 days. Cashed out/Free Bets won’t apply. Payment method restrictions. 1 Free Bet offer per customer, household & IP Address only. 18+. T&Cs apply

Referee: tbc

VAR: tbc

Latest PL fixtures:

Sat 25.09.2021:
Chelsea v Manchester City (12.30pm) BT
Manchester United v Aston Villa (12.30pm)
Everton v Norwich City (3pm)
Leeds United v West Ham (3pm)
Leicester City v Burnley (3pm)
Watford v Newcastle (3pm)
Brentford v Liverpool (5.30pm) Sky

Sun 26.09.2021:
Southampton v Wolves (2pm) Sky
Arsenal v Spurs (4.30pm) Sky

Mon 27.09.2021:
Crystal Palace v Brighton (8pm) Sky

UK TV: None

Overseas TV: To follow

UK Radio: None

Local Radio: Live on BBC Radio Newcastle and relayed online via NUFC TV.


Magpies @ Vicarage Road - all-time:

2019/20 Lost 1-2 Gayle
2018/19 Drew 1-1 Rondon
2017/18 Lost 1-2 Perez
2015/16 Lost 1-2 Lascelles
2015/16 Lost 0-1 (FAC)
2009/10 Won 2-1 Coloccini, Carroll (Championship)
2006/07 Drew 1-1 Dyer
2006/07 Drew 2-2 (won 5-4 pens) Sibierski, Parker (LC)
1999/00 Drew 1-1 Dabizas
1992/93 Lost 0-1
1991/92 Drew 2-2 Kelly, Hunt
1990/91 Won 2-1 Anderson, Quinn (D2)
1989/90 Drew 0-0
1988/89 Lost 0-1 (FAC)
1988/89 Drew 2-2 Brock, Mirandinha (FAC)
1988/89 Lost 1-2 McDonald (FMC)
1987/88 Drew 1-1 Anderson
1986/87 Lost 0-1
1985/86 Lost 1-4 OG
1984/85 Drew 3-3 Beardsley, Wharton, McDonald
1981/82 Won 3-2 Varadi, Todd 2 (D2)
1980/81 Drew 0-0
1979/80 Lost 0-2
1978/79 Lost 1-2 Pearson (FLC)
1923/24 Won 1-0 Seymour (FAC)





Season 2021/22

2021/22 season tickets remain on public sale, unsurprisingly.

2021/22 match tickets
shown as being on public sale require registration on the NUFC ticket website - this can be done in advance of the ticket sale.

Mon 20.09.2021 U23s v Stoke City U23s (h) @ Whitley Park, 7pm. Premier League 2.

Fri 24.09.2021 U23s v Fulham U23s (a) @ Motspur Park,
KO time tbc. Premier League 2.

Sat 25.09.2021 U18s v Blackburn Rovers U18s (a) @ Brockhall, 12.30pm. U18 Premier League.

Sat 25.09.2021 Watford (a) @ Vicarage Road, 3pm. Premier League. SOLD OUT (small number of restricted view tickets still available). Allocation: tbc.

Fri 01.10.2021 U23s v Boro U23s (h) @ SJP, 7pm. Premier League 2.

Sat 02.10.2021 U18s v Manchester United U18s (h) @ Little Benton, 12.30pm. U18 Premier League.

Sat 02.10.2021 Wolves (a) @ Molineux, 3pm. Premier League. ST holder sale now, 25 points. Adults £30, Over 65s/18-21 years £26.50, 12-17 years £16, U12s £14,  Allocation: tbc.

Tue 05.10.2021 U21s v Harrogate Town (a) @ Wetherby Road, 7.45pm. Papa John's Trophy Group Stage.

Mon 11.10.2021 U23s v Birmingham City U23s (h) @ Whitley Park, 7pm. Premier League Cup.

Sat 16.10.2021 U18s v Nottingham Forest U18s (h) @ Little Benton, 2pm. U18 Premier League Cup.

Sun 17.10.2021 Spurs (h) @ SJP, 4.30pm. Premier League.
Category A game: cheapest adult ticket £40. ST holder / member sale now, public sale Mon 27.09.2021 (online), Mon 04.10.2021 (in person/phone) Live on Sky Sports.

2021/22 PL season:
Season ends Sun 22.05.2022


Live TV confirmation dates:  

all "approximate dates"

Now overdue
Nov 2021
Mon 11.10.2021
Dec 2021/Jan 2022
Tue 14.12.2021
Feb 2022
Mon 24.01.2022
Mar 2022
Mon 21.02.2022
Apr 2022
Mon 04.04.2022
May 2022

NUFC Live on TV:

Sun 17.10.2021 Spurs (h 4.30pm Sky

(TV picks to Mon 01.11.2021 made).

FA Cup Round dates:
(NUFC enter in Round 3)

R3: Sat 08.01.2022
R4: Sat 05.02.2022
R5: Wed 02.03.2022
QF: Sat 19.03.2022
SF: Sat 16.04.2022
F: Sat 14.05.2022

Northumberland Senior Cup:

First Round*:

05.10.2021 Ashington v Blyth Town
Date tbc
NUFC U23s v Benfield
Date tbc Morpeth Town v Whitley Bay
Date tbc West Allotment Celtic v North Shields

(To be played by Sun 17.10.2021)

* Bedlington Terriers, Blyth Spartans, Heaton Stannington and Newcastle University all received byes to Round Two.

Papa John's Trophy:
(NUFC U21s in Northern Group H)

FA Youth Cup:
(NUFC U18s enter in Round Three)

U23 PL Cup:
(NUFC U23s in Group G with Birmingham City, Huddersfield Town and Watford)

U18 PL Cup:
(NUFC U18s in Group tbc with Leicester, Forest, Southampton)

U17 PL Cup:
(NUFC U17s in Group B with Leeds United, the mackems and Boro)

Other events @ SJP:

Rugby League WC Finals:

The opening game is now scheduled to be played at SJP
on Sat 15.10.2022.

International Magpies
National Service

International breaks: 

24.01.2022-02.02.2022 tbc
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
20th September

Born Or Died:

1910 Joe Ford born, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Diminutive forward who joined United from Scottish minnows Rosewell Rosedale (now playing as Whitehill Welfare) in May 1931.

A regular scorer at reserve team level for the Magpies, Ford netted both goals in a senior side friendly success against Hearts back in his native Edinburgh.

That was in September 1931 and the following January his chance came when selected in place of fellow Scot Duncan Hutchison for a home game with Grimsby.

However, Ford sustained a double leg break in a collision with the Mariners 'keeper during the game and would never get another first team opportunity at Gallowgate. 

Returning to Scotland with Partick Thistle, Ford later played for Leith Athletic, Gala and another Edinburgh side, Benford.

Serving in the Royal Navy during World War II, Joe worked in the brewing industry and passed away in April 1951 - a victim of TB.

1927 William Ronald Anderson born, Ponteland.(1946-48)

Goalkeeper who joined United in October 1946 from Throckley Colliery, where he had worked as a miner and turned out for their Welfare side.

Bill's sole senior outing as a Magpie came when deputising for Jack Fairbrother in a 1-1 home draw with Leicester City in April 1947.

Going on to appear for Annfield Plain, he later lived in Peterlee. His death was reported in 1995.


What Else?

1902 Sheffield Wednesday (h)
Division One
P3, 6pts, 1st/18 
3-0) Rutherford(52) 
The Magpies made it maximum points after three games of the season - and were yet to concede a goal having scored nine.

That would all change a week later though, with a 1-6 loss at West Bromwich Albion.

1913 West Bromwich Albion (a)
Division One
P4, 3pts, 15th/20 
An injury to the referee saw his replacement by a linesman and United salvaged a point when the stand-in official awarded a penalty kick for a foul on Billy Hibbert. Frank Hudspeth obliged from the spot.

1919 Chelsea (h)
Division One
P6, 7pts, 10th/22 
One week after the sides drew 0-0 at Stamford Bridge, United prevailed at SJP thanks to the only hat-trick of striker Ed Dixon's Tyneside career.

Chelsea's Bob Whittingham struck a post with his penalty kick when the score was 2-0.

1922 Glasgow Rangers (Scotland) (h)
1-1,2-1,3-1), McDonald(4-1pen) 
A Wednesday evening game at Gallowgate saw Neil Harris bag a treble against a side he'd guested for some six years earlier.

Bill McCracken featured for the home side and "was given a rousing welcome" by Newcastle fans following his dismissal at Sheffield United the previous Saturday. 

1924 Manchester City (a)
Division One
P8, 8pts, 4th/22 

Johnson(11), Roberts(44,65) 
Following a successful senior debut in midweek, teenage goalkeeper Ike Tate kept his place in the side for this visit to Maine Road.

The Athletic News reporter was moved to praise City's forwards, writing that: "purpose and pertinacity were conspicuous traits in the play of the line generally."

1926 Cardiff City (a)
Division One
P7, 7pts, 13th/22 
United handed a debut to outside right Jimmy Boyd at Ninian Park and went ahead through Tommy Urwin. 

That lead was short-lived though, as Davies pushed forward straight from the restart before crossing for Smith to net without a Newcastle player touching the ball.

1930 West Ham United (h)
Division One
P7, 8pts, 6th/22 
Starling(7), Cape(15),
og(Cox)(51), Wilkinson(77)
Earle(35), Watson(2-2)
Two ahead early on, Newcastle were pegged back before the break when Stan Earle and Vic Watson both beat Albert McInroy.

Jack Wilkinson's shot soon after the restart was deflected into his own net by Billy Cox to restore the home side's lead. 

West Ham's hopes of a comeback were much reduced when Watson limped off after 55 minutes, Wilkinson scoring a fourth goal to wrap up victory for the Magpies. 

1941 Huddersfield Town (h)
Stubbins(1-0,2-0), Price(3-1)

1947 Leeds United (h)
Division Two
P9, 12pts, 3rd/22 
Hair(56), Shackleton(42,90), Stobbart(51) 
Wakefield(4), Cochrane(76)
Relegated Leeds had started life in the second tier in good form, but were rapidly fading by the time of this defeat. 

Leeds including Con Martin in their line-up and he reportedly collapsed in the team bath with an abdominal problem. His son Mick later played for the black and whites.

1948 A 5-1 victory for the Football League against their Irish counterparts at Anfield included a hat trick for Newcastle's Jackie Milburn, while his former SJP colleague Len Shackleton also helped himself to one.

1952 Stoke City (a) 0-1 (0-0)
Division One
P8, 7pts, 15th/22 
Newcastle's run of three successive victories at The Victoria Ground came to a juddering halt.

1958 Wolves (a)
Division One
P9, 9pts, 12th/22 
White(7,69), Bottom(29) 
There was a winning start to a brief Newcastle career for Reg Evans, while goalkeeper Bryan Harvey also made his first appearance.

1961 Liverpool (h)
Division Two
P8, 6pts, 19th/22 
Milne(10), og(Heslop)(43)
Future Newcastle Director of Football Gordon Milne scored the first goal of his Anfield career, while only a penalty save from Dave Hollins to deny Kevin Lewis prevented defeat by a greater margin.

1969 Southampton (a) 
Division One
P11, 9pts, 14th/22 
Future Magpie Mick Channon netted for the Saints on what was the first of three visits United made to the Dell this season, (League, FA Cup & Fairs Cup).

1975 Wolves (h)
Division One
P8, 9pts, 8th/22 
Gowling(10,60,80), Tudor(55), Cassidy(87) 
Just ten days after helping himself to a four goal haul against Southport, striker Alan Gowling's next appearance at Gallowgate saw him in prolific form once more, beating visiting custodian Gary Pierce on three occasions. 

1980 Oldham Athletic (h)
Division Two
P7, 8pts, 9th/22 
Having won at QPR a week earlier on his managerial debut for the club, Arthur Cox was unable inspire his new side to victory as he made a bow in the home dugout at SJP.

This result followed a trio of 2-1 league wins and Newcastle would also draw their next two games 0-0. 

1986 Wimbledon (h)
Division One
P7, 5pts, 20th/22 
Victory was achieved by United at the seventh time of asking, Gazza reacting when Lawrie Sanchez handled in the box, shooting past Dave Beasant while the rest of the Newcastle players appealed for a penalty kick. 

Gary Kelly made his debut in goal after first choice custodian Martin Thomas reported a bad back on the morning of the game. 

Meanwhile Andy Thomas took his place in midfield for the first time, with the Magpies both Peter Beardsley and Tony Cunningham.

1987 Liverpool (h)
Division One
P7, 5pts, 19th/21 
Nicol(20,47,70), Aldridge(37)
Steve Nicol grabbed a hat trick in this one-sided game, with Neil McDonald claiming a consolation effort from the spot after Mirandinha was felled in the box.

The visiting line-up included Barry Venison, John Barnes and Peter Beardsley - the latter making his first return to SJP since joining the Reds two months earlier. 
Youtube footage is online here

1997 West Ham United (a) 1-0 (1-0)
Premier League
P4, 9pts, 8th/20 
Three days after the epic 3-2 home win over Barcelona, a fine shot from John Barnes gave him his first Toon goal.

That was especially sweet for the veteran, who was booed by home fans after choosing to join Newcastle some weeks earlier, rather than become a Hammer.

For much of the afternoon though, visiting goalkeeper Shay Given was all that stood between the home side an three points  

A wedding prevented one half of attending, with the groom a big Hammers fan. Suffice it to say that regular updates from a pocket radio punctuated proceedings... 

2000 Leyton Orient (h) 
League Cup 2nd Round, 
1st Leg 
Cort(34), Speed(77)
United bounced back from their usual reverse at Southampton to overcome League Two opposition. New signing Lomana LuaLua watched on from the Milburn Stand, having scored a hat trick for his former side Colchester United in the previous round. match report

2003 Bolton Wanderers (h) 0-0 (0-0)
P5, 3pts, 18th/20
Bobby Robson fielded his strongest XI at a soggy SJP, desperate to prevent a fourth successive home loss and third blank score sheet. 

The former was avoided but unfortunately the latter was not, as a first Premiership victory eluded United yet again.

Bobby Robson romanticists may be interested to know the point still left us in the relegation zone in 18th, with only Middlesbrough and Wolves below us.... match report

2005 A Newcastle Academy XI won 1-0 at Chester-le-Street's Moor Park home.

Staged ahead of the home side's FA Youth Cup tie against Farsley Celtic, United helped the non-league youths gain experience of playing under floodlights.

Ahead when Marc Walton profited from a goalkeeping error to walk the ball into the net from close range, Newcastle kept the hosts at bay for the rest of the game.

2006 Liverpool (a)
P5, 6pts, 10th/20
Kuyt(29), Alonso(79)
Steve Harper's return to top flight action will live long with him, after Xabi Alonso thumped the ball over his head from 60 yards at The Kop End.

Harper slipped as he back-pedalled to catch the long range missile and as he grasped at thin air, the ball sailed past his left hand and over the line.

But it wasn't just a tale of Alonso's spectacular strike, four decent penalty claims were all denied by referee, Mark Halsey - three of which were ours.

Halsey also missed Celestine Babayaro's assault on Dirk Kuyt but video evidence later saw the FA charge the Newcastle defender, who copped a three match ban. match report

2008 West Ham United (a) 1-3 (0-2)
Premier League
P5, 4pts, 19th/20
Di Michele(8,37), Etherington(53)

Newcastle were very much second best against an ordinary Hammers side that simply cruised into a 3-0 lead.

Both sides were in some disarray, following manager departures and takeover talk. Xisco kept his place for the visitors, while this was to be the second and final outing for Uruguayan loan midfielder Nacho Gonzalez. match report

2011 Newcastle's second string made their bow at the B2net Stadium of Chesterfield in an afternoon friendly, impeccably timed to allow those fans daft enough to watch it to attend en route to the City Ground.

The Spireites took advantage of an early penalty miss by Sam Adjei and went ahead when goalkeeper Ole Soderberg could only help a Scott Boden header into the net, following a left wing cross.

United were level before half time, thanks to a shot from midfielder Yven Moyo. match report

2011 Nottingham Forest (a) 4-3aet 2-2 (1-0)
Carling Cup 3rd Round
Lovenkrands(39,60pen), Simpson(93), Coloccini(120)
Findley(46), Derbyshire(66), Tudgay(114)
With Rob Elliot and Mehdi Abeid making their senior debuts, United scraped through thanks to a header from Fabricio Coloccini in the final seconds of added time. 

It was the fourth and final time that the Magpies had been in front in the tie, having let Forest back into the game twice in normal time and once in the extra half hour.

Thankfully though, a penalty shootout was avoided and Steve McClaren's Championship strugglers bowed out as we made it seven games unbeaten in all competitions. match report

2012 Maritimo (Portugal)(a)
Europa League GSM1
Newcastle's Europa League Group Stage campaign got began on the island of Madeira at the Estadio Dos Barreiros.

United hit the woodwork three times while some fine saves from Rob Elliot preserved a clean sheet for the visitors. match report

2014 Hull City (h)
Premier League
P5, 3pts, 18th/20
Jelavic(48), Diame(68)
United failed to win in the Premier League at the fifth time of asking, but Papiss Cisse's late brace turned boos to cheers.

The striker came off the bench for his first appearance of the season, but there was as much happening off the field as on it.

Having departed for Hull on loan days earlier, Hatem Ben Arfa watched from the stand while organised fan protests against Alan Pardew continued.

A certain Steve Bruce occupied the visiting dugout, while future Magpie Mo Diame scored the second Tigers goal.

Home players wore training tops in tribute to cancer victim Jonas Gutierrez, Cisse unveiling a T-shirt with the motto "always looking forward Jonas" after netting. match report

2016 Wolverhampton Wanderers (h)
EFL Cup 3rd Round

Ritchie(29), Gouffran(31)

United gained swift revenge for their home league defeat to Wolves, beating them three days later in the EFL Cup.

Daryl Murphy and Achraf Lazaar debuted and DeAndre Yedlin made a first start. match report

2020 Brighton & Hove Albion (h) 0-3 (0-2)
Premier League
Maupay(4pen,7), Connolly(83)

It was a case of new faces but familiar failings for United, comprehensively beaten in their opening home league fixture of the season.

All four of United's outfield signings made home debuts, but were unable to retrieve an awful start to the game in which they conceded twice in seven minutes. match report