Manchester United earn a comfortable victory over Newcastle United as the Red Devils hand them a 3-1 defeat at Old Trafford.
Manchester United tasted success in the Premier League as they picked up an easy win against Newcastle United on Sunday. Bruno Fernandes, Daniel James and Marcus Rashford made vital contributions in front of the goal for the Red Devils to secure an important victory over the Magpies.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘s side were the first to break the deadlock after Marcus Rashford struck a low shot past Karl Darlow to give his team an early lead in the opening half-hour mark. The visitors did respond with an equaliser after Allan Saint-Maximin took advantage of a poor clearance from Harry Maguire by striking a firm shot past David de Gea in the 36th minute.
The second half of the game saw the hosts start on a strong start as the team created a lot of chances in the final third. Daniel James speared United back into the lead as Bruno Fernandes laid a pass into the path of the Welshman which was later slotted back home by the winger.
Bruno Fernandes gave the final touches for his side as he scored from the spot after Rashford was tripped by Joe Willock in Newcastle’s box. Steve Bruce‘s men were unable to challenge the two-goal lead and hence had to surrender three points in this away fixture.
With this victory over the Magpies, United have climbed up to second place in the league table and are now 10 points behind leaders Manchester City. Let’s take a look at the talking points from this fixture.
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MANCHESTER UNITED CONTINUE TO STRUGGLE DEFENSIVELY
Manchester United have now failed to win a keep a clean sheet in their last three fixtures in the Premier League. Against Newcastle, the Red Devils were hoping to keep it tidy at the back but had eventually succumbed to their mistakes at home. Harry Maguire was clearly at fault for the probable equaliser as his poor clearance from the corner kick was capitalised by Saint-Maximin.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men had managed to keep the Newcastle attack at bay for the majority of the game but had committed a lot of silly mistakes at the back. Luke Shaw was the best defender for the hosts as he put in an excellent shift in both offensive and defensive front. Despite winning 3-1, United will feel that they require slight improvement in their defence as they will be up against some strong sides in their league campaign next month.