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Manchester United - Newcastle United
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FT: Man United 3-1 Newcastle. The Red Devils move back up to second and are 10 points off the summit. Rashford, James and Fernandes (pen) did the damage after Saint-Maximim had levelled for the 17th-placed Magpies.
Three minutes added.
- OffDaniel JamesManchester United
- OnJuan MataManchester United
MAN UTD CHANGE: Mata on for James.
- OffMarcus RashfordManchester United
- OnShola ShoretireManchester United
MAN UTD CHANGE: Shoretire comes on for his United debut. He's on for Rashford.
As it stands: The Red Devils will edge back above Leicester City on goal difference and move 10 points behind leaders Manchester City, who won at Arsenal. Newcastle will remain 17th and will be just three points above Fulham who currently occupy the final relegation place.
Maguire meets the resulting corner from the opposite flank but his header flies wide of the far post.
The home side are gunning for the fourth. Maguire meets a right-wing corner, but Darlow is there to push it over the bar.
Impressive. Most impressive.
- OffMiguel AlmirónNewcastle United
- OnDwight GayleNewcastle United
NEWCASTLE CHANGE: Gayle on for Almiron.
- OffAllan Saint-MaximinNewcastle United
- OnJacob MurphyNewcastle United
NEWCASTLE CHANGE: Saint-Maximin off, Murphy on.
Greenwood looks to rub salt in the Newcastle wounds, but his curler from range is a few yards off target.
All the talk is about a goal and an assist for Fernandes, but it's the same for Rashford tonight. He's been the key man for the home team.
- Goal by penaltyBruno FernandesManchester United
GOAL! Fernandes coolly tucks his spot kick into the corner to give the hosts a cushion. The penalty was awarded after Rashford was tripped in the box.
Maybe not! Rashford is tripped in the box. PENALTY TO MAN UTD.
Will this strike prove decisive? Time is running out for Newcastle. The performance has been good overall.
Fernandes flicks on Shaw's right-wing corner, but it has a bit too much weight on it for Maguire to provide the finish at the far post.
- OffAnthony MartialManchester United
- OnMason GreenwoodManchester United
MAN UTD CHANGE: Greenwood on for Martial.
Newcastle look to respond with their own strike out of the blue, but Fraser's low effort from distance is easy enough for De Gea.
Man United are beginning to probe with more purpose. For the first time in the match they are on top.
VIDEO: Dan's the man for Man Utd!
Martial takes on two just outside the area. He shows great strength to create space on the right of the area, but sees his thumping drive tipped away by Darlow.
Steve Bruce can't believe it. His team have been on top, but have conceded out of the blue once again.
- GoalDaniel JamesManchester United
GOAL! James is left in acres of space on the right side of the box. A low ball from the left from Matic works its way all the way to James, who takes a touch before rifling a low shot beyond Darlow.
- OffJoelintonNewcastle United
- OnRyan FraserNewcastle United
NEWCASTLE CHANGE: Joelinton off, Ryan Fraser on.
Rashford has been United's major threat. He skips beyond Krafth once again, but turns down the cross and tires to beat the defender again. This time Krafth does well and ends up winning a goal kick via a fortunate ricochet.
The Magpies have been the better side at the start of this half too. How long until OGS looks to his bench?
The hosts fall for a set piece routine once again. A weak defensive header falls for Saint-Maximin who sees his 20-yarder well held by De Gea.
Bewitching skills from Saint-Maximin on the left. He drops the shoulder several times. James is completely sold, but Wan Bissaka sticks to his task and just about halts the forward from getting into a shooting position.
Shelvey lets fly from 40 yards - and then wishes he hadn't...
The home team and their supporters will be hoping for much better in this second period after a below par first 45.
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KICK OFF! Newcastle restart the contest.
- End of 1st Half
HT: Man Utd 1-1 Newcastle.
Two minutes added.
Joelinton is struggling with a back problem for the visitors. Bruce will be keen to keep him on until at least the interval so the medical team can take a longer look.
VIDEO: Saint-Maximin's stunner.
- Yellow cardJoelintonNewcastle United
And now Joelinton is booked for kicking the ball away.
- Yellow cardBruno FernandesManchester United
- Yellow cardIsaac HaydenNewcastle United
VIDEO: Rashford's opener.
- GoalAllan Saint-MaximinNewcastle United
GOAL! Saint-Maximin half volleys Maguire's attempted header clear beyond De Gea after United failed to deal with a Newcastle set piece routine from the right.
That was Rashford's 18th of the season and very much an individual piece of magic. Darlow will feel he should have done better at his near post. Newcastle have been the better side too.
- GoalMarcus RashfordManchester United
GOAL! Rashford nutmegs his man on the left and drives into the box. He cuts back inside again and fizzes a low drive beyond Darlow at his near post.
At the other end, Wan Bissaka tries a trick and then fires in a low, left-foot shot that is no trouble at all for Darlow.
Almiron lets fly from 30 yards out but De Gea is down well to hang on tight at his left-hand post.
Better from the hosts. James charges in from the right but sees his fizzing drive from just inside the area well blocked.
Danger for Newcastle. Shaw lays is quick ball into Fernandes, who sees his attempted volley from 25 yards out thump against a defender. That looked like a fine hit too.
Saint-Maximin drifts in from the left and clips a teasing cross towards the run of Shelvey, but it's just too far in front of the forward's run.
Krafth is on the end of a hefty challenge from Shaw. He needs a bit of treatment, but looks to be okay. Seems that Almiron is fine too after that early trouble near the back of his leg.
Free kick to Man United. Fernandes hoists it to the far post from a right of centre position, but it's too close to Darlow for Maguire to make anything of it.
Shelvey fires well wide from the edge of the area after a comedy errors at the back had presented the Magpies with a sight of goal deep in Red Devils territory.
Concern for Newcastle as Almiron grimaces and clutches at his hamstring. Is it just a knock or something more worrying?
Man United haven't got going yet. Newcastle have been very lively.
STAT: Newcastle have lost seven of their past nine Premier League matches. They have lost nine defeats in 11 away matches and failed to score in eight of them.
Joelinton's deflected strike is tipped over the bar by de Gea after the keeper's punch from a miscued Shelvey cross had dropped kindly for the visitors.
Joelinton spins into space on the right of the home side's defence, but he takes too long sizing up his options and ends up stabbing into a host of bodies on the stretch.
HOPE FOR NEWCASTLE? All four of United's defeats this season have come at Old Trafford. They have shipped 18 goals there, which is one more than they conceded on home turf in total last season.
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KICK OFF! Man United get us underway.
STAT: Manchester United have won four of their past five Premier League matches against Newcastle United, including 4-1 victories in the two most recent encounters.
As we countdown to kick off why not check out what Eurosport's resident football expert Paul Parker has had to say about this encounter. He was wrong abut the Merseyside derby, but right about Man City and West Ham.
No Edinson Cavani tonight, but the Uruguayan delighted with what he has seen from his Man United teammates since joining the club. He told the Red Devils’ website: “If we’re all convinced that we can achieve what we want to with the right amount of concentration and the determination that we need to have, we can do it. That’s why I say it depends on us. It depends on how much we want to succeed. We have a strong squad here with depth in a lot of areas: a lot of talent in attack, midfield and defence.”
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: "We can't hide the fact that we've dropped off our form a bit in recent weeks, and we've dropped points when we shouldn't have done. I don't think anyone would say they're not going to go for it (the title), we want to win every game but we can't control what other teams do. We are second and of course your ambition then is to not end any lower than that, so we are going to have to put a good run together if we want to put any pressure on City this season."
Manchester City's 1-0 win at Arsenal and Leicester's 2-1 success at Villa means Man United head into tonight's game 13 points off the summit in third spot. Newcastle are 17th and just three points above Fulham in the last of the final relegation place.
Bruce on comparisons between Bruno Fernandes and his former Man U teammate, Eric Cantona: “The way Fernandes has played in the last 12 months, it feels a bit like Eric because it's his stage. Eric adored everything that went with playing for arguably the biggest and best club in the world. Fernandes has done fantastically well in doing that, it's his stage. For it to be even suggested that he's on the same hymn sheet as Eric is a wonderful compliment to him. Now they have to go and achieve and win things the way Eric did, and on big occasions win cup finals and semi-finals. If he does that, then of course you can compare him to Eric."
Steve Bruce on the fight for PL survival: "It's the accumulation of points that you get at the end of the season and that will never change.... We know we're in the bottom half of the division which means we have to get to the figure as quick as we possibly can. You've got to quietly get about your job and get the points on the board and that's what we'll be trying to achieve."
Plenty of gossip involving Man United in today's papers. For more on Halaand, de Gea and others, check out the link below.
Some news from earlier - Nicky Butt and Mark Dempsey will be on Manchester United’s bench in tonight’s Premier League game with Newcastle after several forced to isolate.
Man United make five changes to the side that thumped Real Sociedad on Thursday. David de Gea, Victor Lindelof, Nemanja Matic, Luke Shaw and Anthony Martial all start. Newcastle make one change to the team that lost to Chelsea. Joelinton replaces Dwight Gayle in attack.
CONFIRMED TEAMS - MAN UTD: De Gea, Shaw, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Fred, Matic, James, Fernandes, Rashford, Martial... Subs: Henderson, Bailly, Greenwood, Diallo, Telles, Mata, Williams, Tuanzebe, Shoretire. /// NEWCASTLE: Darlow, Clark, Lascelles, Krafth, Lewis, Hayden, Shelvey, Willock, Almiron, Saint-Maximin, Joelinton... Subs: Dubravka, Dummett, Carroll, Ritchie, Gayle, Hendrick, Fraser, Murphy, S. Longstaff.
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