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NUFC 1974 Video Pitch Invasion Classic

12 years ago

Today we bring you some absolutely classic video footage, courtesy of The Mag’s YouTube channel.

Although of course we would never advocate fans going on the pitch at any time during a match, you have to admit that back in 1974 Newcastle fans didn’t do it by half measures.

Trailing 2-1 to Nottingham Forest in the 6th Round of the FA Cup at St.James’ park, United centre -back Pat Howard is sent off for disputing a penalty which is duly converted.

This was the cue for one of the most mental scenes at our beloved ground, you will not believe how fast somebody can run on a muddy pitch wearing flares, ten scarves and platform shoes!

Bizarrely, after order was restored, ten man United fought  back to win 4-3 but a replay was later ordered because of the pitch invasion.

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