TTSK– (Newcastle 1-0 Man Utd). Round 14 of Premier League. With certain advantages in home form as well as playing spirit, Newcastle has completed the task of ending United’s winning streak.
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Newcastle has won 5 consecutive matches at home and they will rise to 5th in the rankings if they defeat MU, the team is only 1 point better. Man Utd has won 5/6 recent rounds and kept 3 clean sheets, however Erik Ten Hag launched a lineup never used before with Luke Shaw playing center back with Harry Maguire, and Eddie Howe despite facing trouble. Injuries still hit the Newcastle squad that has been used three times in the past two weeks.
Right from the start, United players showed signs of clumsiness and trepidation under pressure. Dalot almost burned his own net after an incomprehensible play with Onana. After 15 minutes, Newcastle’s dominance began to become clear: Onana had to duck to block a shot from Almiron, before Maguire was able to redirect Isak’s shot opportunity in the 20th minute. In the 39th minute, Trippier almost opened the scoring but kicked. The penalty hit the crossbar, and in the last 3 minutes of the first half, Maguire intervened twice at the right time to prevent the shots of Livramento and Schar.
Rashford, Martial and Garnacho were very bad but after the first half Ten Hag still did not let them leave the field. In the 55th minute, Man Utd failed to deploy in their own half and Trippier pressed Garnacho’s face to steal the ball, before Isak and Joelinton picked up the ball to help Trippier escape down the right wing and cross. Almiron was slow to get in, but Anthony Gordon at the far post got ahead of Wan-Bissaka to cushion the score.
Despite leading the goal, Newcastle did not appear to be too excited to attack, but the Red Devils still could not turn things around immediately after starting to make substitutions. In the 78th minute, they were lucky when Wan-Bissaka blocked Miley’s close-range shot with his chest.
At the end of the match, United rose to attack, but apart from Antony’s kick that hit Maguire and went into Newcastle’s net and was caught offside, Newcastle did not face any clearly dangerous ball. Winning 1-0 helped Newcastle rise to 5th and above Tottenham due to better difference, while United dropped to 7th.
FT: Newcastle 1-0 Man Utd
Scored: Gordon 55′
Newcastle: Nick Pope; Kieran Trippier, Jamaal Lascelles, Fabian Schar, Tino Livramento; Lewis Miley, Bruno Guimaraes, Joelinton; Miguel Almiron, Alexander Isak, Anthony Gordon.Man Utd: Andre Onana; Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw, Diogo Dalot; Scott McTominay, Kobbie Mainoo; Marcus Rashford, Bruno Fernandes, Alejandro Garnacho; Anthony Martial.
Newcastle hopes to stop MU’s four-match winning streak in the Premier League in a clash that promises to be tense, dramatic, and exciting in St. James’ Park this weekend. This is also where Newcastle defeated the Red Devils 2-0 in the most recent confrontation between the two teams in the Premier League with goals from Josep Willock and Callum Wilson – two players who are both injured.
The reason the Magpies have confidence in winning is because they have rediscovered joy after two consecutive defeats with a crisp 4-1 victory over Chelsea and a 1-1 draw at PSG. Coach Eddie Howe’s students are trying their best to escape the injury storm sweeping the squad.
For its part, Man Utd is aiming for its fifth consecutive victory on the opponent’s field in the Premier League this season to forget the disappointing 3-3 draw against Galatasaray in the Champions League, despite leading 2-0. Divided points in Turkey, Erik ten Hag and his team understood that their chances of winning tickets to the knockout round of Europe’s most prestigious playground were very narrow. Because they only have 4 points after 5 matches and are still ranked bottom in Group A.