On This Day – Five Goals in Eight Minutes and a Game Without a Corner

5-12-1908: Newcastle lost 1-9 at home to arch north eastern rivals Sunderland in 1908. The game was level 1-1 at the the half way mark but seven goals in the second half including five in the game’s last eight minutes gave Sunderland their record league victory. To find a worse defeat for Newcastle we have to go to a 0-9 drubbing by Burton Wanderers in a Division 2 match in April 1895.

Sunderland’s goal scorers where Mordue (1), Hogg (3), Holley (3) and Bridgett (2).

After some previous weak results the Directors of Newcastle had decided to drop several of the side’s star players for match.

By the way Newcastle won the First Division that season and had the best defensive record in the League.


5-12-1931: 23 years later another curious match was played at St. James Park. The First Division match between Newcastle and Portsmouth finished 0-0 and their wasn’t a single corner kick.


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