Glorious 1911 - The Replay
However, it was City who broke the deadlock. A mix-up in the Newcastle defence saw Jimmy Speirs and Frank O'Rourke racing into the Magpies' box. Speirs headed goalwards; the Newcastle keeper, with perhaps one eye on the formidable figure of O'Rourke, let the ball fly over his shoulder and City were ahead 'amid scenes of frantic enthusiasm'.
Newcastle pressed City back in a desperate attempt to equalise before the break. Robert Torrance was heroic in the City defence; the auburn haired Scotsman was everywhere, time and again denying the Magpies much vaunted forward line. In the second half City had the lion's share of the play and should have extended their lead. But, Speirs' goal proved enough and at the whistle thousands of City fans poured onto the pitch in celebration.