One to look forward to on TV this evening.

Amazing that in all the games against West Brom, we have only met them in the FA Cup 4 times, a home defeat losing twice away. Our only win was at the Hawthorns, 3-0 in the 5th round on our way to a final where Keegan scored twice for Liverpool in a 3-0 rout.

That visit to West Brom came after 3rd and 4th round replays against minnows Hendon and Scunthorpe. West Brom were in the old 2nd Division at the time.

Out of curiosity, Newcastle finished 14th that season with Norwich rock bottom of the top flight (no team scored fewer goals against them than NUFC) and West Ham missed relegation by just 1 point. West Brom went on to win only 1 of their last 10 games, slipping out of the promotion places.

As a further curiosity, the 1974 win against West Brom came during Newcastle's league run of 1 win in 11 games.