Tuesday 30 December 1969
Fairs Cup – Third Round, First Leg
Newcastle 3 Southampton 0
Rouen 2 Arsenal 0
Newcastle easily defeated fellow English team Suthampton 3-0, and surely are favourites to progress to the quarter finals.
In the other match featuring English representation, Arsenal traveled to France’s Rouen and proceeded to be suckered punched twice, losing 2-0 .