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Match Report : 05/12/1973 v Birmingham City
Newcastle United   3 3

Scorer(s): John Tudor (11, 43), Frank Clark (26)

Birmingham City   1 0
Scorer(s): Trevor Francis (75)
Date: Wednesday, December 5th, 1973
Competition: Texaco Cup, Round 2, 2nd Leg [Replay]
Season: 1973-74
Venue: St James's Park
Attendance: 9,229
Referee: Edward Jolly (Manchester)
First Half
1 mins
Jim Smith - foul on Want
11 mins
26 mins
43 mins
Second Half
75 mins
3-1Trevor Francis.
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Matchday Programme : 05/12/1973

Matchday Programme : 05/12/1973

First Minute Dismissal!

Newcastle were reduced to 10 men within the first minute of this game - but still went on to win.

This was the fifth meeting between these two clubs already this season - and there was still another to come in three days time!

First Half

The foul on Want by Smith in the very first minute of the game saw a lengthy delay and resulted in Want being stretchered off and taken to hospital with a suspected broken leg. It was later confirmed that he had a double fracture of the left leg.


Dunk, P., (ed), 1974, Rothmans Football Yearbook 1974-75, Queen Anne Press Limited, London, England

LMA, (ud), Manager Profiles : Birmingham City, League Managers Association, LMA,, [Accessed: 29/08/2016]