Man Utd score three late goals to overcome Newcastle

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Manchester United scored three late goals at Newcastle to earn victory and help ease the misery inflicted by the heavy defeat against Tottenham.

It was an incredible final few minutes for a team who looked as if they had blown their chance of three points following Bruno Fernandes' failure from the penalty spot in the 58th minute.

United needed a positive reaction following that 6-1 thumping by Spurs before the international break, but their hopes suffered a blow when Emil Krafth's cross came off defender Luke Shaw and beat keeper David de Gea.

Harry Maguire, who like his side has endured an unsettled period, equalised to haul the visitors back into the game.

And it looked as if the match was set to turn in their favour in the second half when referee Craig Pawson, after consulting the pitch-side monitor, judged Jamal Lewis to have fouled Marcus Rashford and awarded a penalty.

However, Fernandes, who previously had a 100% record from the spot for United, saw his fierce strike brilliantly pushed away by Karl Darlow.

The Portugal midfielder was not to be denied though and with four minutes remaining he finally beat the Magpies keeper with a thumping finish, before Aaron Wan-Bissaka, with his first for the club, and Rashford ensured United's second win of the season.

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There were sub-plots coming into this match, centring around how Solskjaer would have his team set up after the defeat by Spurs, and how Maguire would perform.

The Norwegian boss stuck by his skipper, whose form has been inconsistent this season and who had been sent off playing for England during the recent international break.

The centre-back produced arguably his most confident display of the season and it was somewhat poetic that his precision header brought his side back into the match.

The other person in the United camp who experienced both bitter and sweet was Fernandes. He had previously scored 10 out of 10 from the spot for the Red Devils but his run was brought to an emphatic stop by the flying Darlow.

But the visitors did not allow their heads to drop, unlike at Old Trafford two weeks ago, and breached the final line of defence once again when Fernandes smacked his angled strike high past the past the Magpies keeper after a glorious move down the left.

Wan-Bissaka, on his 50th appearance for the club, produced an equally thunderous finish from the right before Rashford slotted in a well deserved goal for himself.

The England striker, 22, without his familiar strike partners Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood, once again produced a very mature display.

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Player of the match

RashfordMarcus Rashford

with an average of 7.74

Newcastle United

Squad number26Player nameDarlow

Squad number10Player nameSaint-Maximin

Squad number13Player nameC Wilson

Squad number15Player nameLewis

Squad number18Player nameFernández

Squad number8Player nameShelvey

Squad number17Player nameKrafth

Squad number6Player nameLascelles

Squad number16Player nameHendrick

Squad number14Player nameHayden

Squad number5Player nameSchär

Squad number21Player nameFraser

Squad number24Player nameAlmirón

Squad number9Player nameJoelinton

Manchester United

Squad number10Player nameRashford

Squad number8Player nameMata

Squad number18Player nameBruno Fernandes

Squad number29Player nameWan-Bissaka

Squad number34Player namevan de Beek

Squad number1Player namede Gea

Squad number5Player nameMaguire

Squad number39Player nameMcTominay

Squad number2Player nameLindelöf

Squad number17Player nameFred

Squad number21Player nameJames

Squad number23Player nameShaw

Squad number31Player nameMatic

Squad number6Player namePogba

Line-ups

Newcastle

26Darlow17KrafthBooked at 67mins6Lascelles18Fernández15Lewis14HaydenSubstituted forSchärat 49'minutes9JoelintonSubstituted forFraserat 72'minutes8Shelvey16HendrickSubstituted forAlmirónat 88'minutes10Saint-Maximin13C Wilson

Substitutes

5Schär7Carroll19Manquillo21Fraser23Murphy24Almirón29Gillespie

Man Utd

1de Gea29Wan-Bissaka2Lindelöf5Maguire23Shaw39McTominay17FredSubstituted forPogbaat 69'minutes8MataSubstituted forMaticat 90+2'minutes18Bruno Fernandes21JamesBooked at 37minsSubstituted forvan de Beekat 76'minutes10Rashford

Substitutes

3Bailly6Pogba25Ighalo26Henderson27Telles31Matic34van de Beek

Live Text

Match ends, Newcastle United 1, Manchester United 4.

Second Half ends, Newcastle United 1, Manchester United 4.

Goal! Newcastle United 1, Manchester United 4. Marcus Rashford (Manchester United) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Bruno Fernandes with a through ball.

Corner, Manchester United. Conceded by Federico Fernández.

Attempt blocked. Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Donny van de Beek.

Foul by Harry Maguire (Manchester United).

Callum Wilson (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution, Manchester United. Nemanja Matic replaces Juan Mata.

Goal! Newcastle United 1, Manchester United 3. Aaron Wan-Bissaka (Manchester United) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Marcus Rashford.

Substitution, Newcastle United. Miguel Almirón replaces Jeff Hendrick.

Goal! Newcastle United 1, Manchester United 2. Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left to the top right corner. Assisted by Marcus Rashford following a fast break.

Foul by Paul Pogba (Manchester United).

Callum Wilson (Newcastle United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Donny van de Beek (Manchester United).

Jeff Hendrick (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Harry Maguire (Manchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Paul Pogba.

Substitution, Manchester United. Donny van de Beek replaces Daniel James.

Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Fabian Schär (Newcastle United).

Substitution, Newcastle United. Ryan Fraser replaces Joelinton.

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