NUFC winning a trophy: 46 years ago today! Video
Our last trophy was won in black & white, unless you were one of the lucky ones to make it over to Budapest for the Fairs Cup final second leg, the best you would have seen would have been the highlights that we bring you below.
It is 46 years ago to the day that Newcastle United lifted that trophy, not many who were around back then, could have imagined what the next 46 years would(n’t) bring.
That European success came only fourteen years after United had won the FA Cup three times within the space of four years.
The first season Newcastle United competed in Europe and they bring back the Cup, you couldn’t make it up.
In this second leg match of course, Newcastle were battered in the first forty five minutes and went in two down, only three-two up on aggregate.
There then followed the great story of Joe Harvey calmly walking into a dispirited dressing room and asking what was wrong, when the players pointed out that United were being taken apart, Joe coolly replied that they just needed to get one and the Hungarians would fall apart (or words to that effect!).
They went out for that second half and Bobby Moncur quickly got his third goal of the two-legged final, the only three goals he would score for Newcastle.
The rest as they say is history, further goals from Arentoft and Foggon capping a magnificent fightback and 6-2 aggregate win.
Watch the classic action below.
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