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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