Newcastle 1 Man United 6

Billy Meredith

New­castle Uni­ted 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 6, St Ja­mes´ Park, Eng­lish Foot­ball Lea­gue Fir­st Di­vi­sion, Oct­ober 12, 1907. For­mer Barns­ley de­fender Ge­orge Sta­cey made his Man­chester Uni­ted de­but as Ern­est Mangnall´s si­de out­classed New­castle Uni­ted by a 6-1 score at St Ja­mes´ Park cour­tesy of a brace from Ge­orge Wall and a goal each by Billy Mere­dith, Sandy Turn­bull, Jim­my Turn­bull, and Char­lie Roberts.

Fir­st Di­vi­sion title chal­lengers Man­chester Uni­ted had won six of their sev­en open­ing fix­tures of the 1907-08 sea­son and The Reds were strong fa­vour­ites to over­come mid-ta­ble New­castle Uni­ted. Up at St Ja­mes’ Park on Tyneside, Billy Mere­dith sco­red the fir­st goal of the clash in the fourth min­ute of ac­tion be­fore the marks­man was joi­ned on the Man­chester Uni­ted score­sheet by Ge­orge Wall, who fou­nd the tar­get twice, and Sandy Turn­bull, Jim­my Turn­bull, and Char­lie Ro­berts, whi­le Scot­land play­er Pe­ter McWil­li­am net­ted a con­sol­a­tion for the ho­me te­am. The away vic­tory ag­ainst New­castle Uni­ted saw Man­chester Uni­ted re­main top of the Di­vi­sion One ta­ble wi­th four­teen points gain­ed from eight mat­ches, one point in front of The Wed­nesday in sec­ond po­s­i­tion. New­castle Uni­ted Te­am: Jim­my Law­rence, Andy Mc­Com­bie, Jack Carr, Al­ex Gard­ner, Pe­ter McWil­li­am, Dave Wil­lis, Co­lin Veitch, Al­ex Hall, Ge­orge Hed­ley, Fin­lay Speedie, Ron­ald Orr. Sub­stitutes: No­ne. Man­chester Uni­ted Te­am: Harry Mo­ger, Rich­ard Hold­en, Ge­orge Sta­cey, Char­lie Ro­berts, Al­ex Bell, Dick Duck­worth, Ge­orge Wall, Billy Mere­dith, Jim­my Turn­bull, Sandy Turn­bull, Ja­mes Ban­nis­ter. Sub­stitutes: None.


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