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Manchester United - Newcastle United
Premier League - 6 October 2018
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Alexis Sanchez's late, late winner sees Manchester United take all three points on an enthralling night at Old Trafford. How significant will this victory prove to be for Jose Mourinho? What a fight-back! This feels massive for the Portuguese.
The drama continues at Manchester United - is this victory enough to save Mourinho's job?
Three goals in 20 minutes - you can't question United's commitment. They have shown great fight for their manager in the second-half. Old Trafford is rocking.
- GoalAlexis SánchezManchester United
GOAAAAALLLLLL! Man United 3-2 Newcastle
ALEXIS SANCHEZ! It had to be him! Young swings in a teasing cross and the Chilean rises like a salmon to net a bullet header!
Mourinho urging his players to up the tempo as we approach injury-time. Will there be one final opportunity for either United or Newcastle?
Lukaku has no runners to the near post as he lines up a cross and his delivery ends up straight into the arms of a relieved Dubravka.
Late pressure from Newcastle! Shelvey's corner delivery is flicked on by Diame and Matic mis-judges the height of the ball and heads behind for another Newcastle corner.
Newcastle are dropping deep and deeper; it seems that they are happy to take the point now. Tradition tells us that Man United may well win this game late on.
Diame misses a free-header from Ritchie's corner-delivery. Do the visitors have one final sting in their tail?
Holes are appearing in Newcastle's defence right, left and centre. United have grew in confidence and only a fool would write them off winning this game now.
- GoalAnthony MartialManchester United
GOAL! Man United 2-2 Newcastle
IT'S LEVEL! Will the real Manchester United please stand up? This is more like it from Mourinho's men. Pogba and Martial combine on the edge of the box with the latter striking a low shot which creeps past Dubravka at his near post.
WHAT A CHANCE!
Smalling is left totally unmarked to meet the corner delivery! He volleys from point-blank range and Dubravka comes to Newcastle's rescue once more!
A lovely free-flowing move from United almost ends in the equaliser! Fellaini is teed up for a shot from 20 yards but Dubravka palms it behind for a corner,
- GoalJuan MataManchester United
GOAL! Man United 1-2 Newcastle
GAME ON! Mata curls a splendid free-kick over an ineffective wall and past Dubravka at his near post.
- Yellow cardMohamed DiaméNewcastle United
BOOKING! Diame upends Martial on the edge of the box and United have a dangerous free-kick now.
- OffKenedyNewcastle United
- OnJacob MurphyNewcastle United
NEWCASTLE SUB: The impressive Kenedy hobbles off with an injury. He is replaced by Jacob Murphy.
- OffMarcus RashfordManchester United
- OnAlexis SánchezManchester United
MAN UTD SUB: Rashford makes way for Alexis Sanchez who has just over 20 minutes to make an impression. If ever there was a time, it's now.
- Yellow cardPaul PogbaManchester United
Rashford has been incredibly ineffective in a centre forward role today. And now he drifts into a wide position to receive the ball only to overcook his cross into the stands.
Pogba went into the referee's book for a cynical foul on Yedlin, I should add.
Newcastle have done well to shift the momentum away from the hosts. For all of United's faults there hasn't been enough credit to how Rafa's side have played today.
Mourinho looked like a beaten man even before he entered the grounds but by this stage he looks ready to tear his hair out. The Portuguese is screaming at his players to get forward.
Newcastle form a swift counter-attack. Shelvey releases Kenedy who drops his shoulder, shifts the ball onto his left to shoot but can't keep his effort down.
- Yellow cardMatt RitchieNewcastle United
BOOKING! Ritchie is shown a yellow card for taking a free-kick too quickly.
Rashford should do better - and Mourinho's face says it all; he is livid. Pogba arches in a cross, it's pin-point for Rashford but his glancing header hits the stands.
Mata's effort from 20 yards drifts just wide as United's revival continues. One goal and they are right back in this contest.
It has been much better from United already. The back-three seems to be working well, even if Pogba is at the heart of it. They are keeping possession much better.
GLORIOUS CHANCE FOR UNITED!
Pogba's venomous low shot takes a deflection and Dubravka does terrifically well to make the save. He can only parry it into the path of Mata who has the goal at his mercy but blazes over from a matter of yards.
You have got to feel for McTominay who was thrown in the deep end after just 15 minutes. He isn't a centre-back and shouldn't have to play there.
- 2nd Half
The second-half begins. Mourinho has replaced McTominay with Marouane Fellaini.
- End of 1st Half
Wow. Just wow. United are losing 2-0 at home to Newcastle. It could be three or four. Newcastle should have had a penalty; Man United should have had a penalty. It has been non-stop action. But now Mourinho has a mighty team-talk ahead of him.
- Yellow cardLuke ShawManchester United
Corner delivered into the heart of the Newcastle penalty area and Muto appears to handle it! In fact, he almost catches it! Play continues though and Shaw then goes into the book for a cynical foul on Perez.
There will be two additional minutes at the end of this very memorable first-half.
Man United get away with another one as Perez creates a decent shooting opportunity but swipes at thin air.
And now Matic mis-places a pass in midfield. This is really bad from a Man United perspective.
McTominay is really struggling at centre-back and he commits a needless foul on the channel. Shelvey curls it into the box, it strikes the arm of Young and goes behind. Anthony Taylor bizarrely awards United a goal-kick, but if it isn't a penalty then it is certainly a corner!
United's defence is caught sleeping again as Shelvey plays the free-kick short to Ritchie who slips as he takes his shot, screwing the ball well wide.
Young is caught on the wrong side of Perez and hauls the Newcastle forward down, conceding a free-kick in a dangerous position in the process.
The United defence is shambolic! Lascelles is left unmarked to meet a free-kick delivery but he can't keep his header down. Newcastle could be leading three or four by now.
CRUCIAL DE GEA SAVE!
The Spaniard saves his side's bacon once more. Smalling fails to clear convincingly, Kenedy heads it back into the danger area. Muto, on a high from his earlier goal, almost grabs a second but De Gea is at full-stretch to keep it out.
Pogba out-muscles Diame but the referee Anthony Taylor rewards Newcastle with a free-kick, prompting an angry reaction from the Frenchman who kicks the ball away in frustration. He's fortunate not to receive a booking.
United force a corner, Smalling rises highest but his looping header is plucked out of the air by Dubravka.
The tempo has been too slow; the urgency just isn't there from United. Do these players want to perform under Mourinho?
Mourinho's side are dominating the ball with almost 70 per cent of the possession but Newcastle have rarely been troubled with nearly half-an-hour on the clock.
It's hard to believe Man United thrashed Newcastle 4-1 at home last season. How times have changed.
The fight-back from United continues. Pogba unleashes a shot from the edge of the box, it takes a deflection and spins out of play.
'Jose's right, the board is s***' is the chant from the home supporters who are levelling their anger at Ed Woodward.
Lukaku swings in a devilish cross to the back post to set Rashford up on a plate. But the youngster heads wide with Dubravka rooted to the spot. Chances do not come much easier than that.
McTominay at centre-half?!
- OffEric BaillyManchester United
- OnJuan MataManchester United
MAN UNITED SUB: A drastic change from the hosts so early in the game as Bailly is replaced by Mata. The centre-back receives a warm hug from his manager as he makes his way off.
Awkward enough save for De Gea who is at full-stretch and parries Shelvey's curler from distance.
United are trying desperately to get back into this game. They force a succession of corners but Newcastle stand firm. Juan Mata and Andreas Pereira are already warming up. Surely one of McTominay or Matic will be hooked off?
What's more is that Man United have conceded two goals in the opening 10 minutes of a Premier League game at Old Trafford for the very first time!
WHAT A MESS FOR MOURINHO
Well, well, well. What kind of response do United and Mourinho have to this mess?
- GoalYoshinori MutoNewcastle United
GOAL! Man Utd 0-2 Newcastle
IT'S TWO! Muto with the goal! This is unbelievable! There is absolutely no pressure on Shelvey who crosses into the box, finding Muto. He is allowed to turn and drills a venomous shot into the corner.
One simple ball through the middle and Kenedy was able to hold off Smalling easily, before firing past De Gea. Good teams just don't concede goals as easily as that.
- GoalKenedyNewcastle United
GOAL! Man Utd 0-1 Newcastle
OH MY! Newcastle are ahead! More misery for Mourinho; sheer ecstasy for the travelling supporters. It is too easy for the visitors. It comes from a throw-in and ends with Kenedy sticking the ball into the back of the net after a through-ball from Perez.
A first sign of intent from United as Young delivers a teasing cross in front of the defence but Lukaku isn't exactly bursting his lungs to get there and the ball rolls out harmlessly at the opposite side.
Newcastle aren't exactly full of confidence themselves. It has been 148 days since Benitez's side have won a game in any competition.
'Sacked in the morning' is the chant from the travelling Newcastle fans. Man United have won only once at home this season and they need to start on the front-foot this evening; an early goal could prove all the difference.
- 1st Half
And we are underway! A fascinating 90 minutes ahead of us...
The majority of the United faithful appear to be in support of Mourinho and the Portuguese receives a warm reception at Old Trafford as he makes his way to the dug out. Kick-off is NEXT!
Various reports about Mourinho's future are being bandied about. Which one to believe is entirely up to you.
But it will be incredibly difficult for the Portuguese to keep his job if his United side are beaten here. And it won't be an easy game. After all, Benitez has won six of his last nine matches against Manchester United in all competitions.
Rafa Benitez has been (indirectly) lamenting the lack of money he had to spend in the summer, while also piling the pressure on Mourinho to win the game.
"In all my time in England, I don't remember any fragile Manchester United team," he said.
"All of them have been really strong every year with good managers, good players, so I don't see any fragile Manchester United team.
"I can see a team that everyone was expecting to be higher, but it's a question of time, like us. Who is at the top of the table in the Premier League? The three teams who spent more money than anyone.
"Who is at the bottom of the table? Teams that didn't spend so much money. That is a normal situation."
Mourinho has been giving his verdict on Newcastle this week: "Very, very, very good coach, a team that is always very well organised against especially the teams of the first part of the table, where their manager is very bright on his analysis of the opponent's qualities.
"The results they had against the top teams didn't get them points yet this season but gave them very, very close results and [were] very difficult matches for the opposition, so we expect a difficult match."
For Newcastle, Yoshinori Muto makes his full Premier League debut for the Magpies.
Some team news, Manchester United boss Mourinho has elected to start Scott McTominay ahead of summer signing Fred, which is, well, peak Mourinho. Elsewhere, Anthony Martial starts ahead of Alexis Sanchez, who has to settle for a spot on the bench.
It is a pretty sorry state of affairs at Old Trafford but things could be worse, they could be Newcastle, who sit 19th in the table on a measly two points after seven games.
Anyway, Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United take on Newcastle in the Premier League at Old Trafford. The Red Devils sit 11th in the table after the three o’clock kick-offs with Everton’s win against Leicester seeing the Toffees up to 10th.
Just kidding, apparently Mourinho’s position as Manchester United manager is safe. Very safe. Safer than safe.
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