Premier League

  • G. Wijnaldum 42’
  • P. Dummett 90’
  • 38’ J. Lingard
  • 79’ W. Rooney
0 Extra Time 0
3 Full Time 3
1 Half Time 2
Premier League
St. James' Park
Attendance 49,673


    • KICK OFF
    • 45'
      WIDE OF THE MARK! Martial provides a good outlet down the right once again, and he collects a long, low pass from Schneiderlin, lashing one on goal after cutting inside, but a deflection off Dummett takes it off target.
    • 90'
      Toney goes down after tussling with Darmian, but Mike Dean keeps his poker face intact. Good call from the official as it looked fair contact to me. Only moments to go here, and Wijnaldum wastes a late, late counter by selling a teammate short with a pass down the right.
    • 90'
      SI S. de Jong SO W. Rooney
    • 90'
      Deep into injury time now and Memphis has a chance to escape his man, which he does, but can't finish the move by putting through a teammate. Is there time for another twist in this tale?
    • 90'
      Off goes Perez and on comes De Jong in injury time.
    • 0'
      And that is the end of one of the best games of the 2015-16 season. Many people, me included, predicted the odd goal deciding this one with both team struggling for goals, but the handbrake was torn off for this game. Three goals apiece, chances galore and a last-ditch equaliser. United will feel a
    • 0'
      And that is the end of a thrilling first half from St. James' Park. With both teams in poor attacking form, we expected something along the lines of a stalemate, but it's been anything but. After Rooney's controversial penalty opened the scoring, Newcastle upped the tempo, but conceded again via Lin
    • 0'
      Juan Mata's streak of starting every league game this season has ended as he is replaced by Jesse Lingard in the XI. Morgan Schneiderlin mans the middle with Ashley Young, meaning that Bastian Schweinsteiger and Cameron Borthwick-Jackson drop out after their run out in the FA Cup win against Sheffie
    • 0'
      Fabricio Coloccini shakes off a thigh complaint to start this game, meaning that McClaren makes only one change from his team's loss to Watford. Jack Colback steps into the side, replacing Kevin Mbabu.
    • 0'
      Man United subs: Romero, McNair, Borthwick-Jackson, Mata, Depay, Weir, Pereira.
    • 0'
      Man United (4-2-3-1): De Gea; Young, Smalling, Blind, Darmian; Fellaini, Schneiderlin; Lingard, Herrera, Martial; Rooney.
    • 0'
      Newcastle subs: Sterry, Marveaux, Gouffran, De Jong, Darlow, Lascalles, Toney.
    • 0'
      Newcastle (4-2-3-1): Elliot; Janmaat, Mbemba, Coloccini, Dummett; Tiote, Colback; Sissoko, Wijnamdum, Ayoze Perez; Mitrovic.
    • 0'
      Newcastle have lost 25 times against Manchester United in the Premier League, with Arsenal the only other top-flight opponent to have beaten them that number of times. The Red Devils' last 12 league trips to this ground have been extremely profitable, with nine wins, two draws and only a solitary de
    • 0'
      Fifth place Man United have fast become one of the most uninspiring teams to watch in Europe. While their 17 goals conceded is bettered only by Tottenham in the Premier League, watching the Red Devils has become an exercise in patience, to put it kindly. Goals and general attacking endeavour has bee
    • 0'
      Steve McClaren's Newcastle side are in all sorts of trouble at the moment. They currently sit in the relegation zone, although a win tonight would provisionally move them out of the bottom three. The Magpies haven't scored in their last four games - which they have all lost by a 1-0 scoreline.
    • 0'
      Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the Premier League clash between Newcastle and Manchester United at St. James' Park. Both sides are struggling for goals in the top flight this season, so let's hope that they buck that trend tonight. Stick with us for all the action.
    • 1'
      Off we go!
    • 3'
      Slow start to this one, as you might expect. Newcastle win an early corner, but Fellaini deals with the aerial threat with impunity. The first goal is going to be so, so vital in this game.
    • 5'
      No chances to report yet, but its the home team who have made the more encouraging start to this game. It's been mostly Manchester United defending around their own box, which they've done well so far.
    • 7'
      Manchester United start to get forward more, and they're looking to get crosses into the area. Fellaini is starting to move forward, and Darmian attempts to pick him out, but it's cleared out for a corner.
    • 8'
      PENALTY TO MANCHESTER UNITED! Harsh one for Newcastle to swallow as Mbemba is called for a handball while tangling with Fellaini from a high ball. It did hit his hand but there was no way it was deliberate. Up steps the captain...
    • 9'
      ROONEY DOES IT AGAIN! Like he did against Sheffield United in the FA Cup, the captain buries it from the spot, this time hitting it low to the goalkeeper's left.
    • 11'
      Newcastle are aggrieved, but there's no time for hard feelings as Martial sprints down the right flank to chase a pass from Herrera, but Janmaat gets back in time to make an accomplished sliding challenge to snuff out the danger. Good defensive play.
    • 13'
      The nerves are starting to spread around the Newcastle ranks as United keep the pressure on. Young's ball into the area is cleared nervously, and possession stays camped around the Magpies penalty area.
    • 15'
      I've just seen the penalty replay again, and you could probably make the case that Mbemba's arm was extended more than normal. Makes it a little less harsh on the Magpies and just highlights the difficulty of the referee's job in the modern game.
    • 17'
      This is extremely slack from the home side in the midfield, who are turning the ball over like clockwork. Every mistake is greeted by a groan from the frustrated crowd. This is a team bang out of form and it's showing.
    • 19'
      United are having it all their own way in terms of possession, with goalscoring chances the only thing lacking from their play. I don't think that Mitrovic has touched the ball yet for Newcastle.
    • 21'
      Janmaat has a chance to create an opening with space on the left flank and the ball, but he hooks it well over his teammates and out of play. That sums up what Newcastle have offered in attack.
    • 23'
      Newcastle try another cross but Fellaini, patrolling at the back post, comes up with another strong header to get rid of the danger. His first instinct this evening has been to drop back in his own area.
    • 25'
      Fellaini collects a cross inside the area, and tries to shoot on the turn, but three players block him. Instead of giving up on the chance, he barges right into the crowd, upends a Newcastle man and is booked for his clumsiness.
    • 27'
      A lot of United's attacking threat is coming down the right, and with Fellaini motoring from box to box, the home side have a lot of aerial defending to do thanks to a series of crosses.
    • 29'
      ROONEY FLUFFS HIS LINES! Fellaini nearly sells Blind short with a backpass, but then sticks in an important toe to release Lingard down the right on the break. He then plays in his captain, who takes aim from inside the box but drags it wide!
    • 30'
      Wijnaldum attempts to skip between two players down the left, and just as he's about to wriggle free, herrera comes in with a late leg and trips him up, earning him a booking.
    • 31'
      DE GEA SAVES UNITED! An excellent one-two from Mitrovic and Wijnaldum has Smalling caught in no man's land, leaving the Dutchman with only the Spanish keeper to beat from inside the box. However, a low leg save keeps United's clean sheet intact!
    • 33'
      Fellaini needs to calm down. He pulls Colback down during a dangerous Newcastle move but play goes on, and Janmaat skips into the area ahead of Lingard. The United man trips him, but the referee opts against awarding another penalty! Newcastle had a case there as Lingard got nowhere near the ball!
    • 35'
      The referee pulls play back to book Tiote for a very clumsy challenge on the back of Herrera's calf. It's a deserved booking, and the 51st yellow card for Newcastle this season.
    • 37'
      Real signs of motivation now from Newcastle as they've put United under all sorts of pressure in the last few minutes. Van Gaal has a decision to make on Fellaini, who is already on a yellow and looks like a ticking time bomb whenever the hosts attack.
    • 38'
      G J. Lingard Assist W. Rooney
    • 38'
      Excellent execution from Roney there on the break to take three defenders out of the game with a decoy cut inside. Everyone was expecting the shot, but he had other ideas.
    • 38'
      BRILLIANT GOAL! Herrera pings the perfect pass towards Rooney on the left side, and the captain strides into the area. He fakes a shot and slips in Lingard instead, who opens up his body and slots it into the bottom corner!
    • 40'
      This is more like it from Manchester United! That was a picture-perfect counterattack, and it's the type of football that their fans have been crying out for. United two up and comfortable.
    • 41'
      COLOCCINI GOES CLOSE! Well that was unexpected! The Argentine unleashes one from at least 25 yards that has De Gea scrambling, but only succeeds in plucking the rope support behind the goal!
    • 42'
      G G. Wijnaldum Assist W. Rooney
    • 42'
      Great target man play from Mitrovic, battling hard against the aerially dominant Fellaini to knock it down for Wijnaldum!
    • 42'
      WHAT A FINISH! Newcastle are right back in this one. Fellaini loses out to Mitrovic, whose header falls right to Wijnaldum, who doesn't hesitate, sliding in a lovely one-timed effort!
    • 44'
      What a game we have on our hand all of a sudden! I'm sure that I'm not the only one a little disappointed that the half-time break is almost upon us. Newcastle have really stepped it up since around the half-hour mark.
    • 46'
      Here we go again.
    • 48'
      Lively start to the second half from both teams, as they're being a lot more direct in transitioning from midfield to attack. I get the feeling that the scoring is not quite finished in this match.
    • 50'
      Wijnaldum is looking hungry for more goals here, but Perez fails to capitalise on a solid run from the Dutchman. He's Newcastle's top scorer with eight this season - all of them coming at this ground.
    • 52'
      SISSOKO THWARTED BY DE GEA! The Frenchman twists and turns, leaving two players for dead inside the box. He lets fly from close range, but once again, the Spanish keeper positions himself excellently to block that shot! Two magnificent saves from him today.
    • 54'
      We're at the point in this game where almost every attack looks capable of creating a chance to test the keeper. What a superb back-and-forth tempo to this one, and the atmosphere is vocal.
    • 56'
      OVER THE BAR! WHAT A MISS! Martial drives at the heart of the defence, drawing two players before reversing a pass to Herrera. The Spaniard cleverly rolls the ball into the path of Lingard who, unmarked at the back post, lashes the ball over the top! Van Gaal writhes in disbelief!
    • 58'
      No goals yet in the second half, but that's not for a lac of trying from both teams. This is the kind of enterprise that both sets of fans have been begging for all season. They will hope that, whatever the result, the tempo displayed here will be a sign of things to come.
    • 60'
      Dangerous cross from Sissoko sails over the head of Fellaini, but it's cleared before Mitrovic can attack it. Newcastle are back on the front foot and looking to complete the comeback.
    • 62'
      MASSIVE TACKLE! Rooney is sent away on the counter, and has only Coloccini between him and Elloit in goal. He squares up to the defender, but a crunching sliding challenge on the edge of the box wins the ball cleanly!
    • 64'
      SI M. Depay SO W. Rooney
    • 64'
      Memphis has entered the fray for Lingard in the first change of the game from either side.
    • 64'
      NO PENALTY! Wijnaldum weights a sumptuous pass into the path of Colback on the right side of the box, and he's got Fellaini on his heels. The Newcastle man goes down under pressure from the Belgian, but the referee rightfully rules it fair contact.
    • 66'
      PENALTY TO NEWCASTLE! Smalling and Mitrovic are wrestling for a corner, but the United defender has his arms draped around the striker first, and concedes the spot kick, getting booked in the process!
    • 67'
      MITROVIC COMPLETES THE COMEBACK! He hits it almost identical to Rooney's earlier in the game, hitting it low to the keeper's left. De Gea dived the wrong way!
    • 69'
      Superb character shown by Newcastle to come back from two goals down, and now the momentum should be on their side! There was a lot of wrestling between Mitrovic and Smalling in that penalty incident, but it appeared that the referee awarded it for Newcastle based on the defender initiating the cont
    • 71'
      GOAL RULED OUT! Darmian sloppily gives the ball away to Sissoko well inside his own half, and the Frenchman slides in Mitrovic for the finish, but the flag is up straight away! It was the right decision - Sissoko was under pressure and had to make the pass, but the Serbian was offside.
    • 73'
      DRAMA IN THE UNITED BOX! Wijnaldum's shot on the turn is blocked by his own player. Colback picks up the pieces but his effort is also thwarted. United are struggling to clear the ball but eventually get it away!
    • 75'
      SI Mata SO W. Rooney
    • 75'
      Herrera departs and on comes Mata.
    • 75'
      The visitors are in real trouble as Newcastle are first to every ball and commanding this game at present. There is real belief in the stands that the home side can go on and win this match!
    • 78'
      Blind tries to hoof away a clearance and misses it completely, leaving the ball for Mitrovic to attack. He glides infield and lets fly on his left, but it's a horrible shot that bobbles wide.
    • 79'
      G W. Rooney Assist W. Rooney
    • 79'
      ROONEY STUNNER! Memphis started the move by driving at the Newcastle defence. His effort is blocked by Dummett, but it falls kindly to the captain at the top of the box, and he lashes an effort high into the top corner!
    • 81'
      SI Y. Gouffran SO W. Rooney
    • 81'
      Gouffran enters for Colback as Newcastle chase another comeback.
    • 82'
      Heartbreak for the Magpies here but there's still time for them to come from behind once again. Credit must go to Rooney and Van Gaal though, one for the goal and the other for the introduction of Menphis, who initiated that goal!
    • 84'
      VITAL STOP FROM ELLIOT! Memphis is the instigator once again, ghosting past his man and finding Fellaini unmarked, but the Belgian's attempt with a header is saved! That should have been that!
    • 85'
      SI I. Toney SO W. Rooney
    • 85'
      Tiote's night is at an end as he's replaced by Toney.
    • 87'
      Newcastle are hunting for a third goal, but it appears that if there is to be one, it will most likely be for United. They're playing on the counter and having a lot more space whenever they choose to attack.
    • 89'
      Toney turns the ball over in midfield, and Martial has a chance to orchestrate a killer fourth goal. However, the Magpies survive. It looks like we will have four minutes of added time to finish this game.
    • 90'
      G P. Dummett Assist W. Rooney
    • 90'
      NEWCASTLE HAVE DONE IT AGAIN! Dummett goes from joker to prince with a late leveler! United clear the ball right to him at the top of the box, and he smashes it on goal, with a nick of Smalling helping it on its way into the back of the net!

    Line Up



    Andreas Pereira


    Steve Bruce
    Ole Gunnar Solskjær



    Possession 0% 0%
    Effective Chances 0 0
    Shots on Target 0 0
    Turnovers 0 0


    Passes 0 0
    Passing Accuracy 0% 0%
    Passing Accuracy in opponent’s half 0% 0%
    Crosses 0 0
    Crossing accuracy 0% 0%


    Shots 0 0
    Shots outside the box 0 0
    Shots inside the box 0 0
    Shooting accuracy 0% 0%


    Tackles 0 0
    Effective Tackles 0% 0%
    Blocked Shots 0 0
    Clearances 0 0
    Saves 0 0


    Fouls Conceded 9 11
    Yellow Cards 1 3
    Red Cards 0 0
    Offsides 0 0

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