P3, 6pts, 1st/18
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
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)
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
Chelsea's Bob Whittingham struck a post with his penalty
kick when the score was 2-0.
1922 Glasgow Rangers
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
1924 Manchester City
P8, 8pts, 4th/22
successful senior debut in midweek, teenage goalkeeper
Ike Tate kept his place in the side for this visit to
The Athletic News reporter was moved to praise
City's forwards, writing that: "purpose and
pertinacity were conspicuous traits in the play of the
1926 Cardiff City (a)
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
P7, 8pts, 6th/22
Two ahead early on, Newcastle were pegged back before
the break when Stan Earle and Vic Watson both beat Albert
Jack Wilkinson's shot soon after the restart was deflected
into his own net by Billy Cox to restore the home side's
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
Leeds United (h)
P9, 12pts, 3rd/22
Hair(56), Shackleton(42,90), Stobbart(51)
Relegated Leeds had started life in the second tier in
good form, but were rapidly fading by the time of this
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
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.
Stoke City (a) 0-1 (0-0)
P8, 7pts, 15th/22
Newcastle's run of three successive victories at
The Victoria Ground came to a juddering halt.
P9, 9pts, 12th/22
There was a winning start to a brief Newcastle career
for Reg Evans, while goalkeeper Bryan Harvey also made his
P8, 6pts, 19th/22
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.
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).
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
Oldham Athletic (h)
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
This result followed a trio of 2-1 league wins and
Newcastle would also draw their next two games 0-0.
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
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.
P7, 5pts, 19th/21
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.
footage is online here
West Ham United (a) 1-0 (1-0)
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
A wedding prevented one half of NUFC.com attending,
with the groom a big Hammers fan. Suffice it to say that
regular updates from a pocket radio punctuated
Leyton Orient (h)
League Cup 2nd Round,
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.
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
romanticists may be interested to know the point still
left us in the relegation zone in 18th, with only
Middlesbrough and Wolves below us....
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.
P5, 6pts, 10th/20
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
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.
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.
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West Ham United (a) 1-3 (0-2)
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.
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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.
Nottingham Forest (a) 4-3aet
Carling Cup 3rd Round
Lovenkrands(39,60pen), Simpson(93), Coloccini(120)
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.
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.
Hull City (h)
P5, 3pts, 18th/20
failed to win in the Premier League at the fifth time of
asking, but Papiss Cisse's late brace turned boos to
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
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.
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Wolverhampton Wanderers (h)
EFL Cup 3rd Round
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.
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Brighton & Hove Albion (h) 0-3 (0-2)