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Newcastle United - Manchester United
Premier League - 12 February 2018
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Dubrvaka makes a crucial save to deny Carrick from point-blank range... and that's that!
It's all over, Newcastle take all three points! It's their first win at home in almost FOUR months! It's a setback for Manchester United, but what an afternoon for Rafa Benitez's side.
Newcastle clear and then launch a long ball which Joselu can run onto, but Young chases back to retrieve possession.
Newcastle defend the set-piece but there is little respite as Sanchez forces yet another corner...
Corner to Manchester United... will this be their final opportunity?
FOUR minutes shall be added on!
Into the final minute of normal time and yet Man United still don't look like scoring. 50,000 home supporters are singing their hearts out, they know their side are on the cusp of a famous victory.
Valencia's foot is high and catches Atsu who looks in some pain, but somehow the Man United man escapes a booking.
What an afternoon Shelvey has had in Newcastle's midfield. He has chased every ball down, made numerous challenges and provided a threat in attack. Possibly his best performance for some time.
Into the final five minutes of normal time and still Newcastle lead. There haven't been too many stoppages so it's hard to imagine a lengthy period of additional time will be played.
- OffKenedyNewcastle United
- OnChristian AtsuNewcastle United
Christian Atsu replaces Kenedy in Newcastle's midfield. The Chelsea loanee has been guilty of conceding possession a number of times in the second period and is clearly tiring. Rafa isn't taking any chances.
As it stands Newcastle will jump up to 13th in the table but Manchester United love a late goal, don't they?
- OffDwight GayleNewcastle United
- OnJoseluNewcastle United
Newcastle make their first change and it's a like-for-like substitute as Joselu replaces Gayle in attack.
It's wave after wave of attack from the visitors at the moment.
- OffNemanja MaticManchester United
- OnScott McTominayManchester United
OFF THE LINE!
Chaos inside the Newcastle penalty box as the hosts fail to clear the corner... it falls perfectly for Martial but his shot is blocked on the line!
Meanwhile, Scott McTominay replaces Matic in United's midfield.
Lukaku delivers a really dangerous cross but Newcastle clear for a corner... and survive for now.
Man United have few options on the bench in an attacking sense. It's in games like this you would like Rashford to come on.
Newcastle winning every second ball at the moment. But there is a long way to go. The last 20 minutes will feel like an age for every home supporter.
Into the final 20 minutes. Man United are probing, there are 21 players inside the home side's half but Newcastle are defending well.
- OffJesse LingardManchester United
- OnJuan MataManchester United
Juan Mata and Michael Carrick are on for Man United as Mourinho looks for an immediate response from his side. Pogba has been fairly anonymous and goes off, along with Lingard.
- GoalMatt RitchieNewcastle United
GOAL! Newcastle 1-0 Man United (Ritchie)
Shelvey's free-kick is headed into the path of Ritchie who has time and space to pick his spot and slides the ball into the bottom corner, leaving De Gea helpless.
What scenes at St James' Park!
- Yellow cardChris SmallingManchester United
Smalling goes down rather comically under a challenge from Shelvey and receives a yellow card for diving - it's the first caution of the match.
Matic is making his 150th appearance in the Premier League this afternoon and is enjoying a fine game in Man United's midfield.
Man United haven't been at their best but watching Lukaku and Sanchez link up so fluently in attack has been a joy to watch.
Lukaku plays a beautiful reverse pass to Sanchez who rounds the goalkeeper! You would expect him to score but he delays his shot for a second which allows Lejeune to get back and he makes a crucial sliding block to deny the Chilean!
Brilliant from Sanchez! He works his magic inside the Newcastle box, dancing away from a number of challenges before unloading... but only into the side netting. It took a deflection though and Man United have a corner.
GOAL RULED OUT!
Valencia delivers a cross into a crowded penalty area. Smalling nods it onto Lukaku who bundles the ball into the net but Craig Pawson spots an infringement and rules the goal out.
Young gets himself into some trouble in his own half as he is closed down quickly and loses the ball. He is saved by the officials though who spot a foul.
Lingard leads the charge as Man United break with pace, but Diame shows a great turn of pace to recover possession in midfield.
A lovely through-pass from Shelvey splits the United defence and releases Ritchie but the linesman has his flag raised. Right call.
Newcastle are struggling to get out of their own half in the early stages of the second period. They played with a lot of energy and intensity in the first period but can they keep it up for the remainder of this contest?
Young is allowed to carry the ball forward on the left channel. His cross finds Martial but the Man United wideman takes a heavy touch and Newcastle clear.
- 2nd Half
We are underway in the second half. Pogba clearly wasn't at 100 per cent in the first period but he remains on the pitch at the restart.
- End of 1st Half
And there's the whistle to signal the end of the first half.
Man United have created the better chances and generally looked more threatening, but the talking point is Craig Pawson's decision not to give Newcastle a penalty when Gayle was clipped by Smalling inside the area.
Good build up play from Man United. Sanchez nods on a floated pass into the path of Lukaku, he sets himself up for a shot inside the area but the effort is deflected wide for a corner.
One minute shall be added.
There can't be too much additional time to be played at the end of an well contested first half.
Gayle has gone 12 games without a goal but you cannot question his commitment. He has pressed United high up the pitch, not giving the defenders a moment of peace.
Newcastle aren't happy...
Gayle is bundled over by Smalling just inside the box! The referee Craig Pawson has a good view of the incident but gives Man United the benefit of the doubt. Newcastle feel hard done by, and they may have a good case...
Wonderful again from Lukaku as he receives the ball on the left-channel. He shrugs off his marker before delivering an inch-perfect cross for Martial. It's a difficult header and the Frenchman can't direct his effort on target.
Gayle - and thousands of the home supporters - are furious as the referee points for a goal-kick even though the last touch seemed to come off Jones.
Much better from Mourinho's side - but the finish was missing. Newcastle's debutant goalkeeper has looked very composed so far.
Spurned by Man United! A brilliant pass from Matic releases Martial. The Frenchman only has the goalkeeper to beat, you would fancy him to score, but Dubravka makes himself big and makes the save.
So Newcastle's debutant Dubravka finally has a save to make, but it was a relatively comfortable one.
Lukaku holds up the ball before feeding Sanchez. The Chilean plays a clever little pass to Lingard who tries a first-time effort but Dubravka makes a confident save down to his left.
Newcastle continue to apply pressure on the visitors as Ritchie tees up Shelvey for a shot but his effort is charged down by Jones.
The space opens up for Kenedy to have a shot. He accepts the invitation and although he generates plenty of power in the effort, it's a comfortable stop straight down the middle for De Gea.
Martial's pass to Lingard is dangerous but the midfielder's touch lets him down. It almost falls for Lukaku but Newcastle scramble clear.
Newcastle are holding a good shape though and making it difficult for the visitors to play through them.
Man United have had 80 per cent of possession in the last 10 minutes, but still the score-line reads 0-0. Their final pass has let them down so far.
The ball is played out to Martial who tries to slip through Sanchez in space. The Chilean's first touch lets him down though and the opportunity is gone.
Man United have settled into a pattern now as they control possession. The home crowd have been silenced, for now.
The visitors continue to probe as they search for the opener but Martial allows Newcastle some respite as he overcooks a pass intended for Lukaku.
After a slow start, Man United are finally beginning to get a foothold in the match.
Sanchez spots the run of Lukaku and finds the Belgian with an inch perfect pass. The Belgian controls on his chest but the linesman raises his flag for offside. Replays suggest he may have been level with the last defender.
A nice touch from the travelling supporters.
Pogba lets a yelp out when running off the ball. I wouldn't be surprised if the midfielder is forced off before the half-time whistle.
Sanchez does brilliantly to shrug the challenge of Yedlin off at the by-line before he cuts it back for Lukaku. The Belgian tries a first-time effort but snatches at the shot and slices it well wide.
Smalling's pass is astray and Ritchie can nip in to steal possession but nothing comes of Newcastle's attack. Something doesn't quite seem right with Man United.
Sanchez and Martial link up well, with the latter breaking into the penalty box on the left-side. He has an opportunity to shoot but instead tries to cut the ball back for Lukaku. However, his pass is hacked clear.
Mourinho will be keeping a very close eye on the French international for the next while.
Pogba also isn't moving well but he gives a thumbs-up to Mourinho to indicate he is fine to continue.
Sanchez has barely touched the ball and now he is limping, grimacing in pain.
Newcastle work the ball wide to Yedlin who delivers a good cross towards the back post but Smalling rises highest and clears his lines.
Newcastle have only one six games all season - and they have all been against teams in the bottom half of the division - but Benitez will be pleased with the attacking intent his side have shown in the early stages of this contest.
Matic is caught in possession in midfield. The ball comes to Perez who tries a snap-shot from 20 yards but it's wide and tame.
Newcastle have made a bright start.
Kenedy's initial free-kick is blocked by the wall but the loose ball falls kindly into the path of Shelvey. He connects sweetly, forcing De Gea into a good stop as he parries the shot wide.
Smalling uses his hand to intercept a pass and the referee spots it. And now Newcastle have a free-kick in a dangerous area, just outside the penalty area.
He is looking a little dazed but Martial returns to the field and looks set to continue.
Diame catches Martial in the face with a flailing arm, forcing a stoppage in play. The Man United wideman should be fine to continue after some treatment.
- 1st Half
Manchester United have lost only once in 13 games against the teams in the bottom half of the table - how will they fare today?
Pogba seems fine as he lines up for the pre-match preparations... kick-off is NEXT.
A reminder of today's teams...
Newcastle: Dubravka, Dummett, Lascelles, Lejeune, Yedlin, Shelvey, Kenedy, Diame, Perez, Ritchie, Gayle. Subs: Darlow, Murphy, Hayden, Manquillo, Joselu, Merino, Atsu.
Manchester United: De Gea, Valencia, Jones, Smalling, Young, Matic, Pogba, Lingard, Martial, Sanchez, Lukaku. Subs: Romero, Lindelof, Rojo, Mata, Carrick, Shaw, McTominay.
Mourinho's side will close the gap on City to 13 points with a victory, while Newcastle could move as high as 13th with a win.
Rafa's side, who haven't won at home in eight games, have yet to beat a team in the top 10 this season.
Something to keep your eye on...
Pogba seemed to pull up while participating in his warm up and has gone down the tunnel.
Not what you want to hear 10 minutes before kick-off, if you are a Man United supporter.
Sky Sports pundit Graeme Souness has been having a bit of a rant about Pogba...
"He has super individual ability, much to admire about his technique when he is on the ball, what he doesn’t have for me, and it’s a position I played in, when you think how much time you play and how much time you don’t have on the ball.
"I would want to be playing against him because he is never where he should be when I have the ball.
"The criticism I have is that he doesn’t understand the role when he doesn’t have the ball."
Mourinho names the same starting XI who featured from the off in that woeful defeat to Tottenham at Wembley 10 days ago... so, this is an opportunity for the players to prove a point to their manager - will they take it?
Newcastle have won just twice in 28 Premier League meetings between the sides, most recently at home in 2012 (D7, L19).
Mourinho holds Newcastle in high regard, despite not winning there in six attempts.
"I like to go there and like the feeling of going to Mr [Bobby] Robson's home," he said. "I like the stadium, I think it's really nice, and the atmosphere. They are good and enthusiastic. I like the Geordies.
"I lost and drew a few times. I hope the result is different but I know the characteristics of the game are not going to be different.
"They had a very good transfer window with Kenedy and Islam Slimani [arriving]. They are two players I know very well and they can really improve their team. Rafael Benitez knows how to get points, so I think it will be a difficult game."
Huddersfield are currently beating Bournemouth 3-1 so as it stands Newcastle would drop into the bottom three, but Benitez isn't panicking just yet.
"We have the same problems as the other teams in the bottom half," he said. "You have so many good teams at the top. One bad result can change everything.
"We have to stay calm and be stronger with the new additions."
TWO CHANGES FOR NEWCASTLE
Martin Dubravka makes his debut between the sticks while Florian Lejuene starts ahead of Ciaran Clark in defence.
New loan signing Islam Slimani misses out through injury.
FOUR CHANGES FOR MAN UTD
Paul Pogba, Phil Jones, Anthony Martial and Ashley Young come in for Juan Mata, Marcos Rojo, Scott McTominay and Luke Shaw.
Looks like Alexis Sanchez will play on the left, Martial will be switched to the right and Jesse Lingard will play in behind Romelu Lukaku.
MANCHESTER UNITED TEAM NEWS
Starting XI: De Gea, Valencia, Jones, Smalling, Young, Matic, Pogba, Lingard, Martial, Sanchez, Lukaku.
Subs: Romero, Lindelof, Rojo, Mata, Carrick, Shaw, McTominay.
NEWCASTLE TEAM NEWS
Starting XI: Dubravka, Dummett, Lascelles, Lejeune, Yedlin, Shelvey, Kenedy, Diame, Perez, Ritchie, Gayle.
Subs: Darlow, Murphy, Hayden, Manquillo, Joselu, Merino, Atsu.
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Rafa Benitez's side are suffering their worst home form since 1999, but Jose Mourinho has never won at St James' Park - who will come out on top this afternoon?