New castle on 3rd position of Premier league
Watch New castle vs Man Utd highlights as Willock and Wilson took the game on behalf of the new castle and took them to the third place pushing their rivals to fourth place on the premier league standings with the match at St. James park stadium at Saturday meetings.
New castle vs Man Utd highlights
Newcastle midfielder Willock saw one huge opportunity saved by David de Gea on the floor before blazing another effort over before half-time, but he responded with the opener on 65 minutes by heading in from close range after a slick move from the hosts.
Substitute Callum Wilson then put the icing on the cake, heading in a second from a set-piece with three minutes to go to bring Champions League football next season a little closer to St James’ Park.
In truth, the Magpies should have put more past Erik ten Hag’s side, who started Marcus Rashford after he missed international duty with England but only managed one shot on target in a limp display.
The result also means Manchester United could slide down to fifth in the Premier League table should Tottenham avoid defeat at Everton.
Erik ten hag on postmatch interview
Ten Hag branded the visitors’ performance as “not good enough” as they “created nothing”.
“I hate to say it, they were better today,” he said. “Especially in determination, passion and desire. They wanted to win more this week. So they won.
“We had our opportunities but then you have to go for goal with the determination they did. It wasn’t good enough. We allowed them too many chances. In the past we were better. You have to be hungry, give everything, every game.
“We didn’t break them. That is the conclusion, we didn’t create good chances. Best chance is for Anthony Marital on the equaliser. Not good enough.”
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Newcastle kept the pressure on for most of the first half, seeing Murphy blaze over, while Isak was denied by a strong block by the recovering Raphael Varane from inside the box.
Longstaff tried his luck from 20 yards out, his fierce strike whistling just over De Gea’s top corner, and Willock then wasted a second gilt-edged chance of the game.
Allan Saint-Maximin, who caused the right hand side of the visiting defence all sorts of problems all afternoon, went on a mazy run before pulling the ball back to the Newcastle midfielder, who was leaning back as he fired over from a similar position to his first chance.
Meanwhile, Manchester United’s only notable efforts from the first half came from Wout Weghorst hitting the side netting early on and Antony acrobatically volleyed over from a corner when a simpler finish was on.
The visitors finally registered a shot on target as Antony curled an effort straight at Nick Pope – but it wasn’t long until Newcastle found their deserved opener.
The Frenchman nodded back for Willock to finally break De Gea’s resistance, sending St James’ Park into raptures.
The Magpies came close to a second goal when substitute Joelinton forced De Gea to tip onto the bar, with Fabien Schar heading the rebound onto the post.
Then came some sort of life from the visitors. Fernandes’ long ball forwards saw Anthony Martial teed up in the box, but the substitute’s effort was deflected just wide with Pope wrong-footed.
Another substitute, Victor Lindelof, headed over the resulting corner as United’s replacements offered more threat than their starters had all game
But Newcastle ended up getting that result-sealing second, as Wilson nodded in Trippier’s delivery late on.
Bruno Guimaraes awarded for play of the match
Both Guimaraes and Fernandes ended up with exactly the same amount of touches in the game – but it was what the players did with and without the ball that mattered.
The Newcastle midfielder put in the perfect all-round display that earned him man-of-the-match. He won four times as many balls in the middle of the park than Fernandes and completed more final third passes and take-ons than anyone on the pitch.