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

Scorer(s): Alan Foggon (23), Pop Robson (36, 75), Wyn Davies (60), Tommy Gibb (89)

Vitoria Setubal   1 0
Scorer(s): Jose Maria (84)
Date: Wednesday, March 12th, 1969
Competition: Inter Cities Fairs Cup, Round 4 - 1st Leg
Season: 1968-69
Venue: St James's Park
Kick Off: 7:30 pm
Attendance: 57,662
Referee: Curt Liedberg (Sweden)
Newcastle United
Manager: Joe Harvey
 Willie McFaul
 John Craggs
 Bobby Moncur
 Ollie Burton
 Frank Clark
 Tommy Gibb
 Alan Foggon
 Jimmy Scott
 Arthur Horsfield(On As A Substitute John Sinclair, 68)
 Pop Robson
 Wyn Davies
Unused Subs: John Hope, John McNamee
Vitoria Setubal
Manager: Fernando Vaz
  Alexandre Herculano
  Manuel Santos Carrico
  Carlos Cardoso
  Alfredo Moreira
  Canotilho Vagner
  Junior Jose Maria
  Vitor Manuel Baptista
  Jacinto Joao(On As A Substitute Fernando Tome, 63)
  Ernesto Figueiredo
  Arcanjo(On As A Substitute Petita, 56)
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
2-0Pop 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
56 mins
Petita on for Arcanjo
60 mins
3-0Wyn 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.
63 mins
Fernando Tome on for Jacinto Joao
68 mins
75 mins
4-0Pop 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
5-1Tommy 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.

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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!