Newcastle Utd 4
Dundee Utd 1 (AET)
Texaco Cup (Semi Final 2nd Leg)

Newcastle Utd 

4 - 1

Dundee Utd

Texaco Cup (Semi Final 2nd Leg)
Wednesday, December 19th, 1973
St James Park. Att. 5,009
7:30 PM Kick-off

Keith Robson (1)
John Tudor (64)
Malcolm MacDonald (81)
Tommy Cassidy (103)

Keith Robson (missed pen.)
Andy Gray (6)

Team Managers
Joe Harvey Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Willie McFaul
David Craig
Frank Clark
Terry McDermott
Pat Howard
Bobby Moncur
Tommy Gibb
Tommy Cassidy
John Tudor
Keith Robson
Terry Hibbitt
Hamish McAlpine
Andy Rolland
Walter Smith
Frank Kopel
Jackie Copland
Archie Knox
Tommy Traynor
George Fleming
Duncan MacLeod
Andy Gray
Pat Gardner

Stewart Barrowclough
Malcolm MacDonald
Sandy Davie
Dave Narey

None. Dave Narey for Archie Knox (105)

None. Andy Gray (38)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Ivan Smith (Accrington, England) (Referee)

Match Report

Only 5000 turned up (The lowest ever for Newcastle) for this match at St James Park that saw Newcastle overturn a two goal deficit to win the tie 4-3 on aggregate. Despite the scoreline, United could have won this game. However, they barely had time to settle before Newcastle took the lead.

After just 85 seconds, Tommy Gibb lofted the ball into the United penalty area, McAlpine misjudged it and Robson stormed in to head home.

However, the tangerines bounced back instantly and equalised in the 6th minute when Andy Gray headed home a Traynor cross. As the game edge toward half-time it looked like United were cruising. McAlpine even saved a penalty after Robson was brought down.

In the second half however, things were to change. In 64 minutes Newcastle scored when Tudor header home. United composed themselves again but there was trouble in store with nine minutes remaining. Sub MacDonald took advantage of a Copland error to score the leveller.

The match went into extra time and the deciding goal cam in 103 minutes when Cassidy managed to steer the ball home after a scramble in the six yard box.

Squad Statistics (as at December 19th, 1973)

1973-74 All Time
Hamish McAlpine (GK)25 25 - 128 -
Andy Rolland31 23425828
Frank Kopel24 242775
Walter Smith25 242953
Jackie Copland26 20 - 10214
Tommy Traynor30 20 - 11511
Duncan MacLeod24 121121
Archie Knox26 1444110
George Fleming25 254738
Pat Gardner30 2117716
Andy Gray18 218218
Dave Narey (sub)17 5 - 5 -

League Table (as at December 19th, 1973)

No league table has been added for this season.