Manchester United v Newcastle United, 18 November 2017

Score4-1 to Manchester United
RefereeCraig Pawson
CompetitionPremier League
VenueOld Trafford
Attendance75,035
Kick-off: 5.30pm Manchester United had now lost one of their last 33 league games against Newcastle United at Old Trafford (won 23). The Magpies had now lost 85 games against the Red Devils in all competitions; more than against any other opponent in their history.

Goals:

Anthony Martial 37 G
Chris Smalling 45 G
Paul Pogba 54 G
Romelu Lukaku 70 G

Goals:

Dwight Gayle 14 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper David De Gea
Defender Victor Lindelöf
Defender Chris Smalling
Defender/Midfielder Nemanja Matić
Defender/Midfielder Antonio Valencia
Defender/Midfielder/Forward Ashley Young
Midfielder Juan Mata
Midfielder Paul Pogba
Midfielder/Forward Marcus Rashford
Forward Romelu Lukaku
Forward Anthony Martial

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Rob Elliot
Defender Florian Lejeune
Defender Javi Manquillo
Defender DeAndre Yedlin
Defender/Midfielder Ciaran Clark
Defender/Midfielder Isaac Hayden
Midfielder Jacob Murphy
Midfielder Matt Ritchie
Midfielder Jonjo Shelvey
Forward Dwight Gayle
Forward Joselu

Substitutions:

Marouane Fellaini for Paul Pogba 70
Zlatan Ibrahimović for Anthony Martial 77
Ander Herrera for Juan Mata 83

Substitutions:

Rolando Aarons for Matt Ritchie 66
Aleksandar Mitrović for Joselu 71
Mo Diamé for Dwight Gayle 77

Cards:

Chris Smalling 67 Y

Cards:

Isaac Hayden 12 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Sergio Romero
Defender Marcos Rojo
Defender Luke Shaw
Midfielder Ander Herrera
Midfielder Marouane Fellaini
Midfielder/Forward Jesse Lingard

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Karl Darlow
Defender Jesús Gámez
Defender Chancel Mbemba
Midfielder/Forward Mo Diamé
Midfielder/Forward Ayoze Pérez
Forward Rolando Aarons

Comments:

League position: 2nd Manchester United had now won seven consecutive home games in the Premier League; their longest such run since March 2013. United conceded from open play at Old Trafford in the Premier League for the first time since New Year's Eve in 2016 (21 hours and 37 minutes playing time). After scoring 11 goals in his first ten games for United, Romelu Lukaku ended a run of seven games without a goal. Manchester United manager José Mourinho said: “We didn’t start well but I don’t blame my players, I blame in the positive sense, I blame Benitez. He is very experienced, very intelligent. Their team was very well organised, they start very well, creating us problems, we couldn’t play sometimes in our defensive areas. But the goal was like a wake-up call and the team reacted very, very, well and very strong."

Comments:

League position: 11th Newcastle United conceded two goals before half-time in this game after conceding only one first-half goal in their opening 11 games in this Premier League season. They became the first away team to score in the Premier League at Old Trafford in this season with Dwight Gayle becoming the first away scorer in the Premier League at Manchester United since Gylfi Sigurdsson for Swansea City on 30 April 2017. Rafa Benitez failed in his attempt to become the first manager to win Premier League away games at Old Trafford with three different clubs. Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez said: "I think it is quite a simple analysis, a really good first-half for 90 minutes. Everything was right and we worked hard. We had a clear idea of what to do and done well. Then we conceded a goal, the second one made the difference in terms of our mentality. We did have a chance from Hayden later on but we couldn’t score."