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Newcastle honour Harvey

Newcastle have unveiled a memorial plaque honouring Joe Harvey - the last manager to bring silverware home to St James' Park.

Some 20 of his former players paid tribute to the former Toon captain who twice won the FA Cup as a Newcastle player in 1951 and 1952 before clinching the Fairs Cup as manager in 1969.

Harvey has been immortalised in bronze at the Gallowgate end of the ground on the day that marks the 45th anniversary of his Fairs Cup triumph.

Former defender Bobby Moncur, who made 296 appearances for the club between 1962 and 1974 told Sky Sports News: "Joe came here when I was a young boy.

"Before I played he'd won the FA Cup, coached and managed the club. Joe, in my mind, is the greatest manager Newcastle have had in my life time."

Former Newcastle and England striker Malcom Macdonald, who scored 95 goals for the club said: "He could be tough as nails but he had a really cute way of using that toughness to get the message across."

And Wales forward Wyn Davies, who also played for both Manchester United and Manchester City, said: "It's a great honour to be here. Joe delivered as a player, a coach and a manager with the Fairs Cup and it's the best thing I've won in my life."