Pic Special: August And September

There was plenty of optimism throughout August and September following the previous season's fifth-placed finish, and the campaign could barely have got off to a better start as Newcastle beat Tottenham Hotspur on the opening day at St. James' Park - watched by a trio of Olympians.

United were back in Europe too, and after a 1-1 draw at Atromitos they reached the group stages with a 1-0 win in the second leg, although Alan Pardew's side were beaten 2-0 away to European champions Chelsea despite the efforts of Joe Allon, a half-time guest on the pitch.

Hatem Ben Arfa's spectacular strike gave the Magpies a draw against Aston Villa as the players paid tribute to stricken colleague Ryan Taylor, before another point was secured at Everton thanks to a Demba Ba double. Then came a 0-0 draw at Maritimo - a steady start to the Europa League campaign proper - and a 1-0 home win against Chris Hughton's Norwich.

Manchester United knocked Newcastle out of the Capital One Cup but a hard-fought draw at Reading meant it was a solid, if unspectacular, opening two months.

As ever, Club Photographers Ian Horrocks and Serena Taylor were there every step of the way, and have created this gallery of their snaps.

To read the first part of our 2012/13 Season Review, click on the button below

Go Button

Wine And Champagne Jackets

Personalised wine and champagne jackets - up to 3 lines of text and 30 characters per line can be added!
Wine Jacket

Personalised Football

Personalised footballs available now in black, white or a members only version!
Personalised football

Personalised Gifts from MYNUFC.co.uk

From mugs and coasters to mouse mats and keyrings we have something for everyone in our personalised gifts.
mynufc

Classic Retro Shirts

Take a look at our fantastic range of home and away retro shirts.
small-image-retro-shirt

Bet On The Magpies

Sign up with our official betting partner Coral, place 3 £10 bets and get a Free Newcastle United Home Jersey. (18+ T&Cs Apply)

Bet Now!