NPC
MUN
90+4'
That's it, full time. Manchester United are making a late title challenge.
90+3'
 
GOAL! Newcastle United 0-4 Manchester United. Januzaj plays a one-two with Juan Mata, who returns the ball with a lovely backheel, and Januzaj strokes the ball into the near post.
Manchester United Goal

Left Footed - Bottom Left

90+2'
United in control still.
90+1'
United continue to keep possession in midfield, but aren't afraid to look for the fourth.
90'
Kagawa squeezes the ball across goal, but to nobody in particular. Four minutes left of this.
89'
Buttner steams down the left and fires in a Bebe-like corner behind the goal.
88'
This game is over.
Newcastle United Substitution
85'
 
Gouffran is replaced by Shola Ameobi.
84'
Haidara's cross comes to Cisse, and his volley towards goal is brilliantly saved by Lindegaard.
83'
Newcastle bring the ball forward, but Haidara's low cross is cut out by Jones.
82'
Nani tackled by Haidara on the right, and Newcaslt win the throw too. United quickly win it back.
80'
Tiote is down injured in midfield.
79'
Manchester United are happy to keep the ball in defence now, but Newcastle are sitting deep. Nani almost squeezes his way into the box with a few quick passes.
78'
Ben Arfa goes on one of his runs forward, and has space to shoot from 30 yards, but his low shot doesn't trouble the goal.
77'
Ben Arfa then has a shot quickly blocked. United break with Hernandez, but he's tackled by Coloccini.
76'
Ben Arfa clips in a cross to Cisse, who plays it back to Haidara to cross, but it's cleared.
75'
Jones dives backwards to cut out a cross, and Lindegaard has to be aware to the danger, diving to his right to stop.
74'
Ben Arfa loses the ball high up the pitch, and then concedes a free kick. The pressure is off.
73'
Buttner squares the ball for Nani, lurking on the edge of the box, and he produces a hilarious airshot.
71'
 
Buttner and Januzaj both provide cover down the right and concede a corner from Ben Arfa's run. It's easily cleared. The ball drops to Cisse, in space on the left, and curls a shot towards the top corner that Lindegaard leaps to palm away.
Manchester United Substitution
70'
 
Nani is alive! He's swapped for Fellaini.
69'
Tiote makes some room for himself outside the box, and he smashes his shot wide.
67'
Fellaini loses the ball deep in his own half and Cisse slashes wide from distance.
65'
 
GOAL! Newcastle United 0-3 Manchester United. Hernandez scores. Kagawa makes a run into the box, Januzaj slots the ball forward for him. Kagawa cuts it back, and Hernandez slides in at the near post to finish.
Manchester United Substitution
Manchester United Goal

Left Footed - Bottom Center

64'
 
Mata buys a cheap free kick off Anita. Evra is replaced by Buttner.
63'
Nothing happens from the corner.
62'
Manchester United are sitting back again, and Smalling lunges to get to a cross from the left wing, aimed at Gouffran. Corner for Newcastle.
Newcastle United Substitution
61'
 
De Jong is subbed for Ben Arfa.
60'
Kagawa pulls the ball back for Hernandez, who gets his foot round it, and blasts it just over.
59'
Alan Pardew is on the phone again. I wonder if it's to a mate, or if he is actually talking to someone in the dugout.
57'
Januzaj is tripped in his own half and Evra sprints forward, and is tackled. Not like Evra to lose the ball high up the pitch and be out of position. Fellaini covers well for him.
56'
Look at David Moyes' face, he's so much more relaxed.
54'
Smalling sends the ball up into the air and Newcastle break froward. Lindegaard hoofs it out.
53'
Kagawa wins a corner on the right. Mata's delivery is put out for another by Tiote.
52'
 
Hernandez is hacked from behind by Tiote as he breaks forward. Tiote is booked.
Newcastle United Yellow card

Newcastle

Man Utd

50'
 
GOAL! Newcastle United 0-2 Manchester United. Mata with another. Kagawa sends a short pass forward for Hernandez, who pulls the ball back to Mata who takes one touch to put the 'keeper on the floor and sends a low ball into the goal.
Manchester United Goal

Right Footed - Bottom Right

49'
Hernandez is clattered by Tiote as he went for a high ball. United take it short and just about manage to keep hold of the ball.
48'
Manchester United are sitting deep to defend.
46'
The game starts similarly poorly.
45+2'
Januzaj is bundled to the ground by Santon on the left wing, and Manchester United take short, and that's half time.
45+1'
There are going to be two minutes of added time this half. One down.
45'
In the build up, Hernandez kicked Williamson in the face with a high foot, but Williamson was also stooping. I wouldn't call something like that a foul, but the rules say it probably is.
44'
Hernandez hits the post. Kagawa shifts the ball left for Hernandez, and he curls the ball towards the corner and it's off the post. Elliot might have got a touch on it.
43'
Chris Smalling has grown a terrible, terrible chinbeard.
42'
Mata finds Januzaj in space on the left, but he slips as he sends in a first-time cross, and it's out for a goal kick.
41'
Neither side is impressing at the moment, but Manchester United are showing marginally less self-hatred.
39'
 
GOAL! Newcastle United 0-1 Manchester United. Mata scores. A short run up, curled over the box and into the top corner. A great free-kick.
Manchester United Goal

Left Footed - Top Right

38'
Fletcher is fouled by Gosling as he looked to burst into the box. It could have gone either way, or not have been a foul at all. Either way, Mata and Januzaj are sizing it up. 22 yards out, just to the right of the D.
37'
United break forward and Mata sends the ball back for Hernandez. He sends the ball right for Kagawa's run down the right wing, and it's out of play. United win it back quickly.
36'
Elliot comes out just ahead of Januzaj to get to a long ball, with a very well timed run foward. That could have ended in disaster.
35'
Santon sends a ball across the box, but both strikers went to the near post, when the back post was on.
34'
Haidara and Valencia barge one another down the left wing but Valencia comes out on top. Newcastle win the ball in midfield and send it back ot the 'keeper.
32'
Juan Mata sends a ball over the top to find Hernandez's surprise run forward, but he can't bring the ball down.
31'
Evra sends in a cross for Hernandez, but it's just too high. Man Utd quickly win it back, and play passes in front of Newcastle. Kagawa finds Mata in the box, they swap passes and Mata loses the ball with a poor pass.
30'
Kagawa curls in a cross, but it misses Hernandez and he's the only one providing any threat in the box.
29'
Cisse lays the ball off for Santon, who sends a cross back in for Cissa, but he sticks out a leg and it's out for a throw.
28'
De Jong and Fellaini are told to behave themselves after Fellaini goes in with a high arm, again, and then has a word in De Jong's crumpled near-corpse.
27'
Elliot punches the ball back into the danger area and luckily it breaks to Kagawa, who can't do anything but send the ball straight out of play.
26'
Fellaini is fouled by Gosling in midfield. That's a generous call from the ref, and United have a chance to send the ball into the box now. Fellaini was lucky not to be booked, or worse, for smashing his arm into Gosling's face in that run forward.
25'
The low corner is cleared in a bit of a panic, and Newcastle send the ball back forward quickly, and it's out for a goal kick.
24'
United clear the free kick and Anita wins it back. It's worked back to Santon who whips in a great cross for Cisse, and Lindegaard does well to tip it over the bar.
23'
Newcastle are pressed back into their half, but they're retaining the ball admirably, until Fellaini clatters into Anita on the halfway line.
22'
Williamson beats Fellaini in the air to send the ball across the box for Cisse, but his overhead kick is weak and straight at the 'keeper.
21'
Fellaini witlessly sends a pass to nobody. I just do not understand why he's playing so badly for United.
20'
Valencia sends a terrible pass inside, possibly a heavy touch, and Gouffran gives him an easy out with a silly trip. Speaking of trips, did anyone watch The Trip last night? I didn't, so you're going to have to carry the rest of the conversation.
19'
Newcastle have had 56% of the ball so far. Just give them the three points.
Manchester United Substitution
18'
 
Januzaj comes on for the injured Young.
17'
Newcastle attempt an attack but can't keep the ball, and Mata is fouled deep in his own half.
16'
Haidara volleys in a cross high up the pitch, but it's straight at Valencia and out for a throw. Haidara sends in a long throw and it drops to Tiote to slice miles over.
14'
Young collects a ball on the right, and is tackled by Haidara, eventually Haidara wins a throw as he's closed down, and Young has hurt his finger or thumb.
13'
Young curls in a lovely cross past Haidara for Hernandez, but Williamson does well to cover and concede a corner. Young takes the corner, it's chested down by Fellaini, but he's penalised for a foul, which seemed very harsh. Ah well. In fact, the ball hit's Fellaini's upper arm. Fair enough, ref!
12'
Young buys a free kick on the right wing. Alan Pardew is on the phone. It's a landline. How odd. Surely a mobile is easier?
11'
Hernandez toes the ball right to Young, who drives down the right and cuts the ball back across the box. Newcastle put the ball behind for a corner. Mata's corner is sent in deep, but Newcastle clear.
9'
Lindegaard hoofs the ball clear. I'd forgotten he was playing.
7'
De Jong and Jones challenge for a high ball. I will admit this is not hugely interesting. I am a poor workman. Let me show you my tools.
6'
Mata's corner drops into the area but Newcastle bring it forward and spread play right. Santon is tackled by Evra, who then slides in on Anita and injures himself in the process. He's lucky not to concede a foul for that stupid lunge.
5'
Young wins a corner off Haidara on the right wing.
4'
Cisse gets to a high ball that the Manchester United defence couldn't clear. His shot from outside the box is dragged well wide.
3'
Fellaini passes the ball forward instead of recreating his run straight out of play against Bayern. That was a magical moment that few of us will ever forget.
2'
Santon curls the ball into the box for Gosling, and he sends a firm header, just in the box, wide of goal.
1'
Newcastle send the ball long with an Elliot clearance that drifts out of play, and then win a free kick on the right with an Evra foul.
14:55
Prediction time: Newcastle will win 6-0, Manchester United will comeback to beat Bayern 3-0 in the away leg and go on to win the Champions League here.
14:50
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14:45
David Moyes talks about trying a lot. Occasionally his team does something, but at this point you have to wonder whether it's in spite of the manager, or purely to spite the manager. They proved against Bayern that they can play. Is it a case of cheating their manager by not playing to the best of their ability in the league?
14:40
David Moyes: "[On trying to put the Bayern Munich match next week out of his players' minds] The only thing we are thinking about is the Newcastle game. The focus is all on Newcastle. We have to go up there, try to put on a good performance, pick three points up and keep trying to build up some momentum towards the end of the season."
14:35
With all of Newcastle's injured players, you have to wonder what Hatem Ben Arfa makes of still being on the bench. When he started his career he looked like he had the potential to be more like a new Zinedine Zidane, and these days it looks more like he'll finish it as the French Benito Carbone.
14:30
Alan Pardew: "We have got a real injury crisis at the moment. We lost Moussa (Sissoko) this week in the Southampton game, so of the team that started when we beat Manchester United, five won't play through injury. Moussa has a hamstring strain, and we think that's at least two to three weeks."
14:25
After the 1-1 draw with Bayern Munich, and with the return leg imminent, David Moyes has chosen to rest of most of his side. De Gea, Ferdinand, Vidic, Carrick, Giggs, Buttner, Rooney and Welbeck all played in that game, and will all probably play in the next, and are either rested entirely or just on the bench. Kagawa, Young, Fellaini and Hernandez all played some part and still start the match today.
14:20
TEAMS: Newcastle United: Elliot, Santon, Williamson, Coloccini, Haidara, Anita, Gosling, Tiote, Gouffran, de Jong, Cissé. Subs: Alnwick, S.Taylor, Yanga-Mbiwa, Dummett, Ben Arfa, Shola Ameobi, Armstrong. /// Manchester United: Lindegaard, Valencia, Jones, Smalling, Evra, Young, Mata, Fletcher, Fellaini, Kagawa, Hernandez. Subs: De Gea, Büttner, Vidic, Cleverley, Januzaj, Nani, Wilson.
14:15
Hello and welcome to live coverage of the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Manchester United.

Starting Line-ups

Newcastle United
Manchester United
    • 21
      Elliot
    • 19
      Haidara
    • 2
      Coloccini
    • 6
      Williamson
    • Santon
    • Gosling
    • 24
      Cheick Tioté
    • 11
      Gouffran
    • de Jong
    • 8
      Anita
    • 9
      Cissé
Team Manager:  John Carver
    • Hernández
    • 18
      Young
    • 8
      Mata
    • Kagawa
    • Fletcher
    • 31
      Fellaini
    • 25
      Antonio Valencia
    • 12
      Smalling
    • 4
      Jones
    • Evra
    • 13
      Lindegaard
Team Manager:  Louis Van Gaal
Substitutes
Players Sub Time
Substitutes
Players Sub Time
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
R. Elliot 0 1 4 9 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
F. Coloccini 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
D. Santon 0 0 0 2 2 1 4 0 0 0 0 90
M. Williamson 0 0 0 0 8 0 1 1 0 0 0 90
M. Haidara 0 0 0 2 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 90
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
V. Anita 0 0 0 42 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 90
D. Gosling 0 0 0 39 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 90
Cheick Tioté 0 0 0 65 0 0 3 1 1 0 0 90
Y. Gouffran 0 0 0 24 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 85
L. de Jong 0 0 0 19 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 61
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
P. Cissé 0 0 4 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
A. Lindegaard 0 4 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
P. Jones 0 0 0 2 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
C. Smalling 0 0 0 0 11 0 1 0 0 0 0 90
Antonio Valencia 0 0 0 4 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 90
P. Evra 0 0 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 64
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
J. Mata 2 1 2 62 1 4 0 2 0 0 0 90
D. Fletcher 0 0 0 74 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 90
S. Kagawa 0 1 0 76 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 90
M. Fellaini 0 0 0 40 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 70
A. Young 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 18
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
J. Hernández 1 1 1 16 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 90
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