Remember when…

Last updated : 27 November 2002 By Martyn Elliott

Bobby Moncur
In the 1970-71 season we were drawn against the Milan based team in the first round of the Fairs Cup (the forerunner of the UEFA Cup).

The first leg took place in Italy in front of a crowd of under 15,000 and we emerged with a creditable 1-1 draw, thanks to a Wyn Davies goal.

The return leg was a controversial affair played in front of a crowd of 56,495 with the Inter keeper Lido Vieri dismissed for punching the referee and several of our players floored in off the ball incidents.

But goals from Davies and the great Bobby Moncur handed us a 2-0 victory and progression to the next round.

Overall our record against Italian opposition is pretty good, with seven wins, four draws and four defeats, and includes victory in the Anglo-Italian Cup of 1973.

Click here to view Newcastle’s results from on this day in history