It’s Carabao Cup Final weekend!
Here at Coming Home Newcastle we know it’s going to be a good long bunch of hours of waiting until the ball finally gets rolling at Wembley Stadium, so we’re offering you the best of pastimes: reliving the biggest glories of our beloved Magpies.
Yes, this is not going to be a hella long series of posts because there aren’t many trophies sitting on Newcastle’s shelves. But look at it from the brightest possible angle: you can watch a couple of games before the big thing goes down on Sunday evening.
Next year, hopefully, we’ll be doing this again 1) multiple times and 2) including one more clip and post to the series if the lads can lift the League Cup on Sunday!
To kick your Saturday off, here’s the last domestic trophy Newcastle won, the 1955 FA Cup Final against Manchester City with 100,000 watching live on location in London.
The 1955 FA Cup final was the 74th final of the FA Cup. It took place on May 7, 1955, at Wembley Stadium.
It ended up being Newcastle’s sixth game-winning FA Cup final, earning them their third such trophy in five seasons. Good old days, weren’t they?
Jackie Milburn scored Newcastle’s first goal after 45 seconds (a record unbroken until 1997) before Bobby Johnstone equalized for City just before half-time. Bobby Mitchell put NUFC back ahead in the 52nd minute, with George Hannah doubling the Magpies’ lead and scoring the final goal of the game seven minutes later.
As of Saturday, Feb. 25, 2023, this remains Newcastle’s last FA Cup win and major domestic honor, though they have appeared in three more FA Cup finals including 1974, 1998, and 1999.