Slow start to the match from Manchester United, the first notable incident of the match was ten minutes in when David De Dea played the ball straight to the Newcastle attack when trying to play out of the United defence, fortunately although this ended up in a shot on the United goal, it went straight over the bar. At the half hour mark in the match with both sides looking evenly matched, Marcus Rashford showed a moment of individual brilliance by beating his man on the wing and driving a powerful low driven shot into the bottom corner to put United on the scoresheet. Shortly after we saw Harry Maguire clear the ball after a Newcastle cross, only to find Allan Saint-Maximin who hit the ball on a half volley and found the back of the Manchester United net. The end of the first half saw both teams leave the pitch drawing 1 all.
The first ten minutes of the second half saw Newcastle dominating the play and pressing high up the pitch. Against the run of play we saw a pass by Matic run across the Newcastle box and onto Daniel James on the right who drove the ball into the Newcastle net to make it his second goal in two games. The first substitution of the game saw Anthony Martial replaced by Mason Greenwood with twenty minutes to go. With fifteen minutes to go Newcastle midfielder Joe Willock fowled Marcus Rashford inside the box to give Man United a penalty. Bruno Fernandes stood up to covert and add another goal to his tally for the season. With two minutes remaining in normal time we saw the second and third substitution of the match, Juan Mata came on to replace Daniel James and we saw Shola Shoretire make his debut for Manchester United when he replaced Marcus Rashford. Shortly after the match finished Man United 3, Newcastle 1.
A good performance by Newcastle tonight and we were lucky to take the three points. I would give my man of the match to Marcus Rashford but notably Daniel James also has a good game tonight.