Red Devils v Newcastle United Review
Pre Match Analysis– The Red Devils came into the match with Newcastle United clinging onto second place. They have claimed only four points from their last four Premier League games. They have scored a poultry two goals in their last four Premier League games. Time will tell whether their recent run of results in the Premier League is a road block and an aberration or a worrying trend.
First Half Analysis– Newcastle United went ahead one goal to nil when Gayle scored in the fourteenth minute. The Red Devils managed to fight their way back into the contest in the thirty seventh minute when Pogba played an exquisite cross that was finished off by Martial. The Red Devils went into the break with a one goal lead thanks to a sublime cross by Young that was expertly finished by defender Smalling!
Half Time Analysis– The Red Devils would have gone through a multitude of emotions. They managed to recover from a one goal deficit. Thanks to a goal from Smalling in stoppage time the Red Devils went into half time with a one goal cushion.
Second Half Analysis– Rashford made an impact in the Second half when he headed the ball towards Pogba who easily finished with a goal. De Gea made a brilliant save shortly after the hour mark. The Red Devils put salt into the wound for Newcastle United, when Mata put the ball on a plate for Lukakau who continues to be clinical in front of goal.
Full Time Analysis– Despite conceding their first goal at home this Season, and being down one goal to nil, the Red Devils managed to score four goals in a game for the fifth time this Season! You can say what you want about their poor run, but the ‘Special One’ brings an attacking flavour to the Premier League as the Red Devils are second in the goals for tally. They have only failed to score in two of twelve Premier League matches this Season. Incredibly they have scored thirteen less goals than the League leaders Manchester City. They still remain eight points behind the League leaders.