Sunday October 7, 2012 Day 7 Finished Sports Direct Arena

Newcastle United 0 - 3 Manchester United

  • Evans 8’
  • Evra 16’
  • Cleverley 71’

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  1. Evans and Evra on target as United go second

    Evans and Evra on target as United go second

    Manchester United speared Newcastle United with two goals in the opening 15 minutes on their way to a 3-0 win at St James' Park. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Newcastle United
    • Manchester United
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    • 90+3' The Scholes tackle was on Ameobi, but it matters little. The final whistle sounds. A 3-0 win for Manchester United. All too easy.
    • 89' We are into four minutes of time added as Scholes collects a yellow card for a mistimed tackle. The eighth booking of the day.
    • 88' Evans on a rampaging run for United before he is halted in his tracks. Carrick goes back to cover the central defender.
    • 87' Giggs introduced then for Van Persie, who is fortunate not to have been sent off with some of his earlier antics.
    • 86' Bigirimana takes out Cleverley with a late challenge. And another booking is duly delivery for a late tackle.
    • 85' United just knocking the ball around with Scholes so, so comfortable in these situations.
    • 84' Looks like Ryan Giggs is also warming up. He may get five minutes or so before this afternoon is out. All the sting has gone out of the contest since the visitors move three to the good.
    • 83' Van Persie seems to throw an elbow or a hand into the face of Cabaye. Van Persie would have walked for a second yellow card, but Howard Webb again misses the incident.
    • 82' Both of Tom Cleverley’s Manchester United goal have come against Newcastle. He also netted against Newcastle in Manchester United’s 2-1 win at home in the League Cup last week.
    • 81' That Cleverley goal will carry United second in the table above City on goal difference. A good way to sign off for the international break.
    • 80' On comes Bigirimana for the home team and off goes Tiote. Surely too late for him to make a difference.
    • 79' Rooney is replaced by Paul Scholes for the visiting team. Fergie gives him a pat on the back.
    • 78' Meanwhile, De Gea continues to struggle with basic goalkeeping as he opts to punch rather than catch the ball. A foul by Perch bails him out of a tight spot.
    • 77' Santon uncorks the shot as the ball drops over the bar. The home fans trying to support their side, but it seems to be an act of defiance more than anything.
    • 76' Valencia trying to apply some pressure to Williamson, who does just enough to nod the ball back into the path of Harper.
    • 75' The visitors are going to dust down Paul Scholes here for the final 15 minutes. Just in case they don't have enough control of this contest.
    • 74' Rooney and Van Persie trying to work their magic, but Rooney just fails to ease the pass back into the path of his companion.
    • 73' Don't think it will be long before the home fans begin to head for the exit door as Perch is booked for a cynical challenge on Van Persie.
    • 72' Tom Cleverley scores his fourth Premier League goal, and his first for Manchester United. His other three were for Wigan Athletic during his loan spell there during the 2010-11 season.
    • 71' Game, set and match then to the visitors. The visiting fans in full voice. A 3-0 lead. Manchester United well worth these three points.
    • 70' GOAL! Cleverley sends the ball dipping over Harper and into the net from 30 yards out. Looking for Van Persie with a cross after the corner, but overhits the cross and no chance for the home goalkeeper as the ball drops into the net.
    • 69' Rafael fancies his chances as the ball deflects behind the home goal for a corner to Man United.
    • 68' Manchester United have never lost a Premier League match after leading 2-0. The last time they failed to win after leading by two goals was in the 4-4 draw with Everton in April, after they were 3-1 up.
    • 67' Newcastle forcing United back as much as possible, but lacking the real guile to cut through the visitors.
    • 66' Williamson guilty of pushing Carrick in the back and Manchester United have a piece of respite with a free-kick in their own box.
    • 65' Ameobi tries to get on the end of the ball from Cabaye, but a decent spot of marking by Evans.
    • 64' Vurnon Anita has replaced Shane Ferguson for the home side.
    • 63' Van Persie finishes from the Rooney pass, but is just offside. Fine finish, but Newcastle got their marking right.
    • 62' No doubt that there is more danger when Ba is partnering Ameobi up front, but they both need the right type of delivery.
    • 61' Changes coming for Newcastle as Cisse departs to be replaced Ameobi.
    • 60' Ben Arfa decides to try his luck from 30 yards, but the ball spins wide of goal.
    • 59' Rooney fires a shot at goal, but Harper dives to make a decent stop. We remain at 2-0 in favour of United.
    • 58' United trying to take the steam out of Newcastle. A third goal would be the best way to do that. And even then, you woudn't be overly confident of De Gea holding firm.
    • 57' Valencia has taken over from Kagawa for the visiting side.
    • 56' Welbeck rolls the ball into the path of Cleverley, but he can only lift the shot over the bar. Leaning back and can't finish.
    • 55' Looks like Antonio Valencia may be seeing some action. This looks a precarious lead for the visiting side. One goal changes the mood of this match.
    • 54' Ba nods wide of goal from Cabaye's cross. Lovely little ball, but the header is a couple of yards wide.
    • 53' Newcastle trying to build frm the back, but they should really be going route one with De Gea failing to command his box.
    • 52' De Gea all over the place at these cross balls, but I think the match officials have called that decision right. Ball wasn't over the line.
    • 51' Newcastle so close to pulling one goal back as the ball comes back off a bar from Demba Ba's header before De Gea claws the ball off the line from Cisse's effort.
    • 50' Ferdinand takes no chances as he empties the ball out of play from Ben Arfa's cross.
    • 49' Evra on the run for the visitors. Tosses over a cross, but too near Harper who clasps the ball with minimal fuss.
    • 48' A late tackle by Carrick on Tiote in the middle of the park. A less hectic start to the second half than the first.
    • 47' Howard Webb has handed out five yellow cards in the first-half of the match, the equal most he has awarded in a Premier League match. The most he has ever given out in full Premier match was 10, in Fulham’s 2-1 home win over Arsenal in November 2006.
    • 46' Manchester United get the second half started.
    • 45+3' Rooney drags a shot into the side netting and that will be the end of the first half. Manchester United holding a 2-0 lead after that impressive start to the match.
    • 45+1' Cisse having his shirt pulled by Evra in the visiting area. Clear penalty, but referee Howard Webb doesn't spot the pull. Fortunate for United as the header spins wide.
    • 44' We are into three minutes of time added on.
    • 43' Carrick nods on Van Persie's corner, but Rooney just fails to get his head on the ball at the back post. Decent idea as Newcastle are caught a bit sluggish in defence. Not for the first time today.
    • 42' The bookings fairly mounting up out there as Gutiérrez comes across to block the run of Kagawa. Can the home side get their bearings here from this corner?
    • 41' Gutiérrez collects his yellow card for a horrid late tackle on Kagawa. A rash tackle that merits the booking.
    • 40' Ba beats Ferdinand to the punch in the middle, but can only flick a volley over the bar. De Gea continues to look far from impressive with anything coming from any real height.
    • 39' Man Utd have scored two headed goals in a Premier League match for the first time since August 2011, in their 3-0 win over Tottenham at home.
    • 38' Cleverley late on Tiote as Fergie continues to make himself heard from the side of the park. Not sure if he is speaking to his players or referee Howard Webb.
    • 37' Gutiérrez drives a shot through plenty of traffic on the edge of the visiting box before De Gea comes and fails to collect another corner kick. The linesman's flag is up for an infringement.
    • 36' Ferguson sees an attempted cross cut out by Rafael. Newcastle being faced with plenty of visiting shirts between themselves and their route to goal.
    • 35' Kagawa on the run for United before Rooney takes over and slips the ball to Cleverley. The move ends with Welbeck smashing the ball across the face of goal.
    • 34' At least these Newcastle fans are starting to get into the match. For the first 25 minutes, it had all the noise of a snooker hall.
    • 33' Ba slips the ball back to Cabaye, but he leans back from 22 yards out and lifts the ball over the bar.
    • 32' Tiote penalised for a late push on Rooney and then booked for a theatrical reaction to that decision. This game threatening to boil over here.
    • 31' De Gea misses a high ball pumped into his area, but Ba can't benefit as the ball pops wide off his head. Not the best piece of goalkeeping.
    • 30' Fergie talking to the fourth official. He has never been a big fan of fourth officials or match officials.
    • 29' This game far from dead if Newcastle can score another goal. All getting a bit niggly as Van Persie is booked for a late tackle on Santon.
    • 28' Ferdinand is the next man into the book for a crunching late tackle on Ba. A pretty poor tackle. And not one that had to be made.
    • 27' Ferdinand on hand to head out the delivery from Cabaye. And on we go with Man Utd clinging proudly to this 2-0 lead in the opening 30 minutes.
    • 26' United can let the home side play in front of them. Gutiérrez brought down by Van Persie. Not much in that, but Newcastle will have the free-kick out wide. Chance to test the visiting defence.
    • 25' Evans limps out of the action. Not sure how he will be feeling. United could do without any more injuries in central defence.
    • 24' Evans needs a spot of treatment while Pardew holds court on the edge of the technical area with a number of Newcastle players. Must do better are the orders.
    • 23' Santon stopped in his tracks by Cleverley before Cabaye picks out Ba with the corner. His shot is driven over the bar. Better from the home side.
    • 22' De Gea comes out to collect the ball on the edge of his box. That is the first touch of the match he has had from what I can rememeber.
    • 21' A booking for Kagawa after he flies into a late challenge on the rampaging run of Ben Arfa.
    • 20' United responding in some style to that defeat against Tottenham last weekend. Sir Alex Ferguson enjoying his afternoon with the Reds clearly in the mood.
    • 19' Jonny Evans scores his second Premier League goal, his last coming in March, in Manchester United’s 5-0 win at Wolverhampton Wanderers. He also opened the scoring in that match. Patrice Evra makes it 2-0. It is his third Premier League goal for Man Utd. They have gone on to win the other two.
    • 18' The home fans and Alan Pardew looking pretty stunned with these goings on so far. Newcastle being speared here, but Gutiérrez at least gives the fans something to shout about by driving a shot a couple of yards wide.
    • 17' GOAL! Evra rises to beat Ba in the air and nod home at the near post from Rooney's corner. All too easy for the visitors as they move 2-0 clear. This could be a long, long day for Newcastle.
    • 16' Rooney sends the free-kick spinning over the ball. Had the direction, but not the pace to beat Harper, who nudges the shot wide of goal.
    • 15' Ba brings down Cleverley outside of the home area and this is a free-kick chance for the visitors 25 yards from goal.
    • 14' This game could easily be out of the home side's reach. United with only 70 percent of possession. Newcastle being hammered here.
    • 13' Almost a gift to the visitors as Harper is robbed dwelling on the ball. Welbeck goes beyond the keeper, but can only knock the shot wide of goal. Glorious chance gone for a second goal.
    • 12' A blistering run by Rafael from Van Persie's flick-on and shoots wide. Lovely movement by United moving forward. Newcastle toiling badly at the back.
    • 11' Santon feeds the ball out to Ben Arfa, but the cross is unconvincing as the ball drops harmlessly out of play despite the best attempts of Cisse to keep it in play.
    • 10' Can't say that United haven't been worth their lead. Newcastle yet to get a foothold in this match.
    • 9' GOAL! Brilliant header by Evans as he rises above Williamson to send the ball crashing beyond Harper from Van Persie's corner. A 1-0 lead for United.
    • 8' Fine run by Van Persie to bound beyond Williamson. Prods the ball at goal, but Harper stands tall to make the save. Corner to United.
    • 7' Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie start a Premier League match together for the first time. In the last seven Premier League seasons combined they are the top two goalscorers – Rooney with 102, and Van Persie with 91.
    • 6' Newcastle toiling to get themselves out of their own half at the moment. United just luxuriating in possession. Keep ball and then keep it some more.
    • 5' Glorious chance for Welbeck to find the opening goal from the backheel by Evans, but the shot is woeful as the ball trickles into the arms of Harper only eight yards from goal.
    • 4' Kagawa's cross is cut out at source before Williamson rises to head clear the cross from Carrick.
    • 3' United getting themselves on the ball early on. Carrick wins the ball from Cisse with a strong challenge.
    • 2' Bobby Charlton looks on from the stands. The United legend will be hoping for great things from this United side, who are looking to join rivals Manchester City on 15 points from seven games.
    • 1' Newcastle get the action off and running. Glorious day to get the ball on the deck and knock it around. I'm sure the home fans will be hoping for a slice of that action.
    • 15.55 Wayne Rooney makes his first Premier League start since the opening match of the season against Everton in August. Rooney has scored 10 league goals against Newcastle, his equal-most against another Premier League team alongside Aston Villa, Arsenal and Portsmouth. The only players to have scored more goals against Newcastle in the Premier League era are Michael Owen (13) and Andy Cole (11).
    • 15:50 Papiss Cisse and Demba Ba start for Newcastle. Both Cisse and Ba have never scored in the 18 Premier League matches when they have both started in the same line-up. The only Premier League match they both scored in was Cisse’s debut, when he came on after 14 minutes to score in the 2-1 home win over Aston Villa in February.
    • 15:45 Newcastle are reportedly on the verge of signing a huge shirt and stadium sponsorship deal with payday lenders Wonga. That's stadium naming rights. Newcastle to play at the Wonga Stadium?
    • 15:40 This morning Daily Telegraph journalist Henry Winter swam the River Tyne for charity - he was honouring a bet he made, promising to cross the river if Newcastle stood by Alan Pardew. The manager has just signed an eight-year contract.
    • 15:35 STAT: Newcastle are unbeaten in their last three league matches against Man Utd; they haven’t gone four without a defeat against the Red Devils since 1989.
    • 15:30 STAT: Wayne Rooney has scored 10 Premier League goals against Newcastle, his joint-best haul against any opponent in the competition (along with Arsenal, Villa & Portsmouth).
    • 15:25 Manchester United copped a pasting last time they visited Tyneside and Alex Ferguson has obviously decided to fight fire with fire. It's a very attacking line-up - Rooney, Van Persie, Kagawa and Welbeck all start!
    • 15:20 TEAMS: NEWCASTLE: Harper; Santon, Williamson, Perch, Ferguson; Ben Arfa, Cabaye, Tiote, Gutierrez (c); Ba, Cisse. SUBS: Alnwick, Simpson, Bigirimana, Anita, Obertan, Sammy Ameobi, Shola Ameobi. /// MAN UTD: De Gea; Rafael, Ferdinand, Evans, Evra (c); Carrick, Cleverley; Welbeck, Rooney, Kagawa; Van Persie. SUBS: Lindegaard, Wootton, Scholes, Valencia, Anderson, Giggs, Hernandez.
    • 15:15 Welcome to live coverage of Newcastle United's Premier League game against Manchester United at St James' Park.
  • Summary

    • 70' GOAL! Cleverley sends the ball dipping over Harper and into the net from 30 yards out. Looking for Van Persie with a cross after the corner, but overhits the cross and no chance for the home goalkeeper as the ball drops into the net.
    • 59' Rooney fires a shot at goal, but Harper dives to make a decent stop. We remain at 2-0 in favour of United.
    • 56' Welbeck rolls the ball into the path of Cleverley, but he can only lift the shot over the bar. Leaning back and can't finish.
    • 54' Ba nods wide of goal from Cabaye's cross. Lovely little ball, but the header is a couple of yards wide.
    • 51' Newcastle so close to pulling one goal back as the ball comes back off a bar from Demba Ba's header before De Gea claws the ball off the line from Cisse's effort.
    • 45+1' Cisse having his shirt pulled by Evra in the visiting area. Clear penalty, but referee Howard Webb doesn't spot the pull. Fortunate for United as the header spins wide.
    • 23' Santon stopped in his tracks by Cleverley before Cabaye picks out Ba with the corner. His shot is driven over the bar. Better from the home side.
    • 18' The home fans and Alan Pardew looking pretty stunned with these goings on so far. Newcastle being speared here, but Gutiérrez at least gives the fans something to shout about by driving a shot a couple of yards wide.
    • 17' GOAL! Evra rises to beat Ba in the air and nod home at the near post from Rooney's corner. All too easy for the visitors as they move 2-0 clear. This could be a long, long day for Newcastle.
    • 16' Rooney sends the free-kick spinning over the ball. Had the direction, but not the pace to beat Harper, who nudges the shot wide of goal.
    • 13' Almost a gift to the visitors as Harper is robbed dwelling on the ball. Welbeck goes beyond the keeper, but can only knock the shot wide of goal. Glorious chance gone for a second goal.
    • 12' A blistering run by Rafael from Van Persie's flick-on and shoots wide. Lovely movement by United moving forward. Newcastle toiling badly at the back.
    • 9' GOAL! Brilliant header by Evans as he rises above Williamson to send the ball crashing beyond Harper from Van Persie's corner. A 1-0 lead for United.
    • 8' Fine run by Van Persie to bound beyond Williamson. Prods the ball at goal, but Harper stands tall to make the save. Corner to United.
    • 5' Glorious chance for Welbeck to find the opening goal from the backheel by Evans, but the shot is woeful as the ball trickles into the arms of Harper only eight yards from goal.
    • 15:20 TEAMS: NEWCASTLE: Harper; Santon, Williamson, Perch, Ferguson; Ben Arfa, Cabaye, Tiote, Gutierrez (c); Ba, Cisse. SUBS: Alnwick, Simpson, Bigirimana, Anita, Obertan, Sammy Ameobi, Shola Ameobi. /// MAN UTD: De Gea; Rafael, Ferdinand, Evans, Evra (c); Carrick, Cleverley; Welbeck, Rooney, Kagawa; Van Persie. SUBS: Lindegaard, Wootton, Scholes, Valencia, Anderson, Giggs, Hernandez.
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      Yellow Card 4 5
      Substitution Out63′ 4.1 6
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      Yellow Card Substitution Out80′ 4.8 5
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  1. cant wait for todays game c`mon united

    From Zabrina, on Sat 20 Oct 13:52
  2. Whoever has facebook like this page called manchester­ united lover we need all the man utd fans to like it­ !

    From , on Thu 18 Oct 20:55
  3. Great goal from Cleverley

    From Farrell, on Sat 13 Oct 22:35
  4. Pardew better get his act together and soon. This­ Newcastle side seem to think the game begins half an­ hour after the kick off. They are lazy, unmotivated and­ can't seem to get going. What eff is that about?­ Listen up Pardew, get your nose out of your playbook­ and motivate these guys!

    From gollywogazoo, on Tue 9 Oct 1:09
  5. Poor performance from the magpies. Cleverly's goal­ was amazing, goal of the week for me! From a Man Utd­ Fan.

    From Jack, on Mon 8 Oct 18:09
  6. joseph you stupid woman, shut up, your an idiot.

    From no-one-is-no-one, on Mon 8 Oct 15:39
  7. Man Utd well and truly battered the Toon in the first­ 20 min they there was a bit from the toon as you would­ expect but they were never going to get anything from­ this game Man Utd just too good for them as simple as­ that, Utd great at the back well drilled well sorted­ the montoon out! Great goal from Cleverley to finish­ the game off!

    From keith j, on Mon 8 Oct 15:15
  8. Ah...monkeys heed Josephine Mackem rearing its ugly­ heed agin .

    From JohnnyGurkha, on Mon 8 Oct 13:48
  9. What has happened to Cissié? Flash in the pan perhaps?

    From Mark, on Mon 8 Oct 12:52
  10. One word comes to mind . . . . . . HUMILIATION!!!!!!! ­ So does another . . . . . . . ANNIHILATED!!!!!! And­ another . . . . . . EMBARRASSING!!!!!!! First bit of­ class you have faced this season, and are well and­ truly found out. Welcome to the real world.

    From Mark, on Mon 8 Oct 12:50
  11. No one is no one,224, how many times have I told you­ youre not good enough, you clown !! It seems the mag­ fans dont see Tiote and Cabaye sticking their studs­ into people !! Cabaye is a sneaky little Frenchman who­ cries when he gets a bit back !!

    From Joseph, on Mon 8 Oct 11:50
  12. Raymond, seems you didnt watch the game. RVP assisted­ the first goal and Rooney the second and third. You­ must be a Liverpool fan

    From Abd-al-Kabiyr, on Mon 8 Oct 11:21
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    Luck and corrupt officials. THE TRUE STORY

    From SHAUN, on Mon 8 Oct 11:15
  14. JonnyGhurka,it was only a shock for a half wit like you­ !!!

    From Joseph, on Mon 8 Oct 10:09
  15. tell me, what decisions that Webb made from yesterday­ match, shows him more to Man Utd side? yellow cards on­ Man Utd players?

    From Firdaus, on Mon 8 Oct 8:07
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    Bit of a turn around from last week when Webb was­ dropped!

    From ANNE, on Mon 8 Oct 7:44
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    A shock defeat for the magpies in a match they should­ easily have won .

    From JohnnyGurkha, on Mon 8 Oct 0:59
  18. commentTony 7 hours ago Report Abuse Proper shyte lads,­ a disgrace to english football in FACT" Tony was­ obviously 24 hours ahead of his time when he posted­ this on the Sunderland page.

    From , on Sun 7 Oct 22:53
  19. Encouraging for Manchester United because Newcastle are­ difficult opponents and they (Manchester United) have­ kept a clean sheet Manchester United were well­ beaten in this fixture last season and perhaps United­ have shown they do not need to rely too much on Rooney­ and Van Persie to score goals. Today in scoring three­ there were three different goal scorers Consistency­ is key and Manchester United risk going through another­ season without winning a trophy

    From Raymond, on Sun 7 Oct 20:40
  20. idiotic noob sad smd gtfo

    From Spandzbab, on Sun 7 Oct 20:35
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