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Manchester United 3-1 Newcastle United- Match Report

Manchester United climb back up to second after returning to winning ways in the league to leave Newcastle sat just three points above the drop.

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Yet another slow start from United saw the away side force the only chance of the opening proceedings when a deflected Joelinton shot forced David De Gea to tip over his crossbar with United failing to get any rhythm in their play.

With the hosts first sight of goal in the game, Marcus Rashford smashed United in front on the half hour mark after some individual brilliance. Rashford nutmegged Emil Krafth wide left before cutting inside and driving home at Karl Darlow’s near post. Not one the England hopeful will want to see again.

Newcastle quickly hit back after Allan Saint-Maximin forced De Gea into a save leading to the corner which subsequently yielded the equaliser. Harry Maguire’s headed clearance dropped only as far as Saint-Maximin whose half volley bounced off the turf and into the roof of the net.

Just over 10 minutes into the second half the hosts went back in front through Dan James, with their first sight of the Magpie’s goal, in the second half. A ball inside from the left by Nemanja Matic was poked on by Bruno Fernandes to the Welshman who finished emphatically past the on-rushing Darlow.

Bruno Fernandes’ killed the game off for the Red Devils when he tucked home the third with 15 minutes to play from the penalty spot after Rashford was brought down by Joe Willock.

United fans were shown a glimpse of the future late on when 17-year-old Shola Shoretire, was introduced for his United debut.

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