The 15 Most Memorable Matches Between Arsenal and Newcastle United
Arsenal and Newcastle United have produced many exciting encounters over the years, but what have been the most memorable in history?
Whether the Magpies were facing ‘Woolwich Arsenal’ or the Gunners as we know them today, there were scintillating performances from both sides – high-scoring matches not overly difficult to come across.
The first clash between these two teams dates back to 1893 where they played out a 2-2 draw in front of 6,000 spectators at Manor Ground – Arsenal’s former home.
Arsenal edge Newcastle in the overall head-to-head record with 77 wins, while the Magpies have won 67 of the 182 meetings.
But what are the most memorable of meetings between the two teams? Here’s a selection of the very best…
Newcastle 6-0 Woolwich Arsenal, September 1893
The second ever meeting between the two clubs was dominated by Newcastle. Both teams were in ‘Division Two’ at the time and it was the Magpies who impressed.
Joe Wallace and Bill Thompson both scored hat-tricks as the hosts annihilated the Gunners in front of just 2,000 fans at St James’ Park.