Newcastle put up a sublime performance but it was good for just a point in one of the close football scores of the weekend in the Premier League. Allan Saint-Maximin put the hosts ahead early in the first half, a lead that was thoroughly deserved. Edison Cavani came on at half-time to score with a miskick. David De Gea made a number of crucial saves to ensure a share of the points.
Newcastle: Dubravka (6), Manquillo (7), Schar (7), Lascelles (7), Krafth (8), Fraser (7), Shelvey (7), Sean Longstaff (7), Joelinton (9), Saint-Maximin (9), Wilson (7).
Subs: Murphy (7), Almiron (6), Gayle (6).
Man Utd: De Gea (7), Dalot (7), Varane (6), Maguire (5), Telles (6), McTominay (6), Fred (5), Fernandes (6), Rashford (5), Greenwood (5), Ronaldo (6).
Subs: Cavani (8), Sancho (6), Matic (6).
Man of the match: Joelinton
Newcastle boss Eddie Howe: “We’re disappointed, we felt we deserved to win. I don’t think we deserved to concede. How De Gea saved that shot from Almiron, I don’t know. But hopefully, we’ve seen the beginning of a new team. But for a bit more luck, we could have won the game.”
Man Utd boss Ralf Rangnick: “I did not like it at all. We were trying to get better at controlling games. Today we did not control the game, apart from very few moments, at all. It was all about energy, about physicality, and who wins the second ball. In all those areas we were not at our best today. In the end, we got a point, that is a good thing. But the overall performance has to get better.”
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