Demba Ba

Newcastle United will play away from home once again on Boxing Day next season - the ninth time in the last ten seasons they have done so.

The Magpies travel to Manchester United for the traditional festive match, in a repeat of the 1995/96 campaign, when goals from Roy Keane and ex-Magpie Andy Cole gave the Red Devils all three points.

However, it was a different story when the sides met last term, with Newcastle earning an impressive draw at Old Trafford thanks to a Demba Ba penalty, which cancelled out Javier Hernandez's fortuitous strike.

Boxing Day fixtures haven't been too rewarding for United during the Premier League era, with the Magpies only picking up three victories from 17 festive outings - the most recent though was last season when Alan Pardew's men won 2-0 at the Reebok Stadium, with Hatem Ben Arfa and Demba Ba grabbing the goals.

United's Boxing Day Premier League Performances

1993/94: No game
1994/95: Leeds 0-0 Newcastle
1995/96: Manchester Utd 2-0 Newcastle
1996/97: Blackburn 1-0 Newcastle
1997/98: Derby 1-0 Newcastle
1998/99: Newcastle 0-3 Leeds Utd
1999/00: Newcastle 2-2 Liverpool
2000/01: Newcastle 2-1 Leeds Utd
2001/02: Newcastle 3-0 Middlesbrough
2002/03: Bolton 4-3 Newcastle
2003/04: Leicester 1-1 Newcastle
2004/05: Blackburn 2-2 Newcastle
2005/06: Liverpool 2-0 Newcastle
2006/07: Bolton 2-1 Newcastle
2007/08: Wigan 1-0 Newcastle
2008/09: Wigan 2-1 Newcastle
2010/11: Newcastle 1-3 Manchester City
2011/12: Bolton 0-2 Newcastle

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