On The Ball

Winning the League Cup could spark more success for either United

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag (left) and Newcastle United manager Eddie Howe. PHOTOS: AFP, REUTERS
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LONDON – It was 1999 when Newcastle United last reached a major Cup final. It was 1969 when they last won one. And as the European Inter-Cities Fairs Cup is now no longer recognised by Uefa as a competition of note, that makes the 1955 FA Cup officially the club’s last trophy.

Little wonder, there is absolute League Cup fever on Tyneside. 

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