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Match Report : 12/03/1969 v Vitoria Setubal
Newcastle United   5 2

Scorer(s):     A Foggon (23),  B.S Robson (36, 75),  R.W Davies (60),  T Gibb (89)

Vitoria Setubal   1 0
Scorer(s):     Jose Maria (84)
Competition: Inter Cities Fairs Cup, Round 4 - 1st Leg
Season: 1968-69
Venue: St James's Park
Attendance: 57,662
Referee: Curt Liedberg (Sweden)
Newcastle United
Manager: Joe Harvey
 William McFaul
 John Craggs
 Frank Clark
 Thomas Gibb
 Alwyn Burton
 Robert Moncur
 Bryan Robson
 Arthur Horsfield(On As A Substitute John Sinclair, )
 Ronald Davies
 James Scott
 Alan Foggon
Unused Subs: John Hope, John McNamee
Vitoria Setubal
Manager: Fernando Vaz
  Alexandre Herculano
  Manuel Santos Carrico
  Canotilho Wagner
  Carlos Cardoso
  Vitor Manuel Baptista
  Junior Jose Maria
  Ernesto Figueiredo
  Jacinto Joao(On As A Substitute Fernando Tome, )
Unused Subs: Joaquim Torres, Mendes
First Half
23 mins
1-0Alan Foggon. Out on the right flank Craggs delivered a great cross across the box which Foggon got on the end of to head Newcastle into a deserved lead.
36 mins
2-0Bryan Robson. Once again Craggs was the provider with another pinpoint cross, this time it was Robson who got on the end of it to double Newcastle’s lead.
Second Half
60 mins
3-0Ronald Davies. There was some controversy surrounding the third goal, scored by Davies, with the Setubal players protested wildly. However after consulting with his linesman the referee declared it a goal.
75 mins
4-0Bryan Robson. Robson scored his second of the match with a superb 15 yard drive.
84 mins
4-1Jose Maria. Figueiredo, the Setubal centre-foward, did some excellent work, going past three Newcastle defenders, before squaring the ball for Maria who drove it high into the back of the net.
89 mins
5-1Thomas Gibb. A ball into the Setubal penalty area was cleared but it fell to Gibb, fully 22 yards out, and he hit a screaming, low drive beyond Vital.
Times To Be Confirmed
Fernando Tome on for Jacinto Joao

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Matchday Programme : 12/03/1969

Matchday Programme : 12/03/1969

A 5-star show from Newcastle

The match was played in an absolute blizzard! With snow and sleet driving across the ground the Setubal players would have been quite dismayed that the game went ahead in such conditions. It was so bad that the pitch was marked out in red!