Manchester United 3-1 Newcastle United LIVE: Maguire almost adds a fourth!
Manchester United's English striker Marcus Rashford (C) runs with the ball as Newcastle United's English midfielder Jonjo Shelvey (L) closes in during the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Newcastle at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England, on February 21, 2021. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / POOL / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. / (Photo by OLI SCARFF/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

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21:5315 days ago

FULL TIME

They made it hard, but United grab a big three points!

Newcastle performed to a level worthy of survival for an hour but eventually fell to the quality of the United squad.

The win puts United back up to second, while Newcastle continue to flirt with relegation, sitting in 17th place.

21:5015 days ago

90+3'

Newcastle waste a good chance to break
21:4915 days ago

90'

Three added minutes as Shaw wins the BT MOTM
21:4715 days ago

89'

Murphy fires a shot harmlessly over the bar
21:4615 days ago

88'

United changes as Rashford and James are replaced Mata and Shoretire for his first team debut!
21:4515 days ago

88'

United now camped on the Newcastle box as the visitors try and cling on to the two goal defecit
21:4415 days ago

85'

Rashford finds Shaw after a brilliant underlap who then fires a low ball in which narrowly avoids James a few yards out
21:4115 days ago

83'

The third corner finds Maguire again on the penalty spot, but his header is a few yards wide.
21:4015 days ago

83'

Save!

This one finds Maguire at the back post who heads it straight at Darlow

21:4015 days ago

82'

Matic meets the corner and flicks it goalwards from close range but Shelvey does well it nick it wide for another corner
21:3915 days ago

81'

United work the ball well to James out wide whose cross is deflected narrowly wide for a corner
21:3715 days ago

79'

Another Newcastle change as Almiron is replaced by Gayle
21:3515 days ago

77'

Newcastle substitution as Saint-Maximan is replaced by Jacob Murphy
21:3415 days ago

77'

Fred drives into an open space before shooting, however, he looses his footing in the process and his shot is harmless
21:3415 days ago

76'

Fernandes wins the ball back high up the pitch before finding Greenwood who turns on the edge of the box and fires an effort narrowly wide of the top corner
21:3315 days ago

75' GOAL

Cool as you like, Fernandes sends Darlow the wrong way to make it a goal and an assist for him today
21:3115 days ago

74'

Penalty to United!

Rashford dances past Willock who clumsily brings him down.

21:2915 days ago

71'

Fernandes flicks on a corner at the near post which is half way between the far corner and the on rushing Maguire.

United starting to cause some problems here, finally!

21:2715 days ago

70'

Substitution for United as Greenwood replaces Martial.

Yet another poor display from the Frenchman. No movement, no desire and yet again, no goals!

21:2515 days ago

68'

Newcastle finally manage to reach the United half as Fraser fires a long range effort straight at De Gea
21:2415 days ago

66'

It's taken over an hour but United are finally controlling this game.

Newcastle struggling to get a sniff of the ball since the goal.

21:2215 days ago

64'

Rashford does well to work some space for himself and get a shot off.

However, his effort is comfortably held by Darlow

21:2015 days ago

WATCH: James restores the lead

 

21:1715 days ago

60'

Save!

Martial produces a dazzling run, beating two players before firing goalwards and forcing a brilliant save from Darlow

21:1715 days ago

59'

Full credit to Newcastle, they continue to press high up the pitch despite going behind again.

They've been comfortably the better team here.

21:1515 days ago

57' GOAL

Again! A goal from nothing for United.

The play has been slow and completely sub-par, but they have the lead again.

Fernandes plays a low pass across the box which evades everyone and finds James in acres of space. 

He takes one touch before firing past Darlow in clinical fashion

21:1315 days ago

56'

Substitution as Joelinton is replaced by Fraser
21:0815 days ago

50'

Save!

Saint-Maximan fizzes a low effort from the edge of the area which is well saved by De Gea.

With the power on the shot, surely if he'd put it either side of the goal it would have gone in.

21:0515 days ago

47'

Shelvey hits a speculative effort from miles out which floats way over the bar
21:0415 days ago

46'

No changes from either side in terms of personel
21:0315 days ago

46'

The game is back underway!
20:4915 days ago

HALF TIME

The sides go in level after 45 minutes.

Newcastle will be much the happier after a solid display which has earned them a fine goal from their danger man.

United putting in what is becoming a customary uninterested performance against a team they should be comfortably dispatching of.

Who knows what the second half will bring, but a result is very much in the visitors hands.

20:4415 days ago

43'

Joelinton goes down and Newcastle continue playing. They then lose the ball and are furious that United won't put the ball out.

The striker is now receiving treatment

20:4315 days ago

WATCH: Saint-Maximan equalises

 

20:4315 days ago

WATCH: Rashford gives United the lead

 

20:4015 days ago

40'

Save!

A long range effort from Fred has plenty of swerve and forces a good save from Darlow high to his right.

20:3915 days ago

39'

Willock wins the ball high up the pitch but his cross is slightly too deep for Joelinton
20:3615 days ago

36' GOAL

This time he scores!

The resulting corner is recycled before falling to Saint-Maximan who hits it first time on the half-volley, finding the top corner.

No less than Newcastle deserve against a lacklustre United display

20:3515 days ago

35'

What a save!

Saint-Maximan cuts in from the left and fires from 25 yards forcing a good save from De Gea

20:3415 days ago

33'

Newcastle frustrated as Clark heads the ball across goal well but no one was anywhere near the ball to convert.

Then Almiron darted down the line, but his hard work was undone by his teammates failing to support him

20:3115 days ago

30' GOAL

The deadlock is broken!

United are let off the hook thanks to Marcus Rashford!

He nutmegs Krafth on the left before cutting inside and firing a low effort towards the near post which squirms past Darlow's outstretched hand.

The last thing United deserved following another poor start, how will Newcastle respond?

20:2915 days ago

29'

United spending a period of time in the Newcastle half before Wan-Bissaka cuts inside from the right and strikes from 20 yards out forcing a low save from Darlow
20:2715 days ago

27'

Almiron strikes from 30 yards and forces a routine save low to De Gea's left
20:2515 days ago

24'

Joelinton is on the floor with an issue but quickly joins play again
20:2315 days ago

23'

Bruno dinks a lovely ball over the top in a tight area but Darlow narrowly beats Rashford to the bouncing ball
20:2215 days ago

23'

Dan James drives down the right and fires a shot which is well blocked
20:2015 days ago

20'

United seemingly waking up a bit now as Shaw finds Fernandes on the edge of the box who fires a shot at goal which is well blocked
20:1915 days ago

19'

Dan James drives down the wing before fizzing a low cross in which Darlow spills but then collects under pressure from Martial
20:1715 days ago

16'

The pace of the game has vanished as neither team seem capable of keeping the ball
20:1015 days ago

10'

Another mistake by De Gea as he hands the ball to Joelinton 20 yards out. He lays off Shelvey who strikes waywardly over the bar
20:0715 days ago

7'

United work the ball up to the other end to relieve some pressure after some good work from James
20:0415 days ago

4'

Corner comes in, De Gea panics and punches to Lascelles on the edge of the box who fires it back in and forces an athletic save
20:0315 days ago

3'

Newcastle press high and Joelinton wins it back and advances into the box but is smothered by a wall of United defenders. 

Newcastle win a corner...

20:0215 days ago

2'

Quick start from United as Rashford gets to the byeline, but loses his balance and fails to keep the ball in play
20:0015 days ago

1'

Kick off!
19:5915 days ago

0'

The players take the knee as an act of solidarity against racism
19:5615 days ago

Kick off approaching

The players take the field as kick off looms large
19:4215 days ago

Important Results

Manchester United know that only a win will do, as Manchester City, Leicester and West Ham all won this weekend to up the pressure.

Newcastle will also be desperate for points, as Fulham's win yesterday mean that the visitors are only three points above the drop zone.

19:0915 days ago

Manchester United team

United stick with their trusty 4-2-3-1 formation with key man Bruno Fernandes sitting behind the striker.

Dan James retains his place in the starting 11 after a dazzling display in Turin midweek.

De Gea, Lindelof and Martial are recalled as Greenwood drops to the bench.

As they did in Turin, youngsters Amad and Shoretire make the bench, with a domestic debut on the cards for the exciting acedemy prospects. 

19:0615 days ago

Newcastle team

Newcastle appear to be setting up in a 4-3-3 fourmation.

Danger man Saint-Maximan starts for Newcastle as he looks to rediscover his electric form from earlier in the season, while Almiron and Joelinton complete the front line.

Arsenal loanee Joe Willock should be the most advanced of a midfield three, while Karl Darlow will be hoping for a quieter night than he had in the reverse fixture, having made a whopping 14 saves.

19:0315 days ago

Manchester United Lineup

 

19:0115 days ago

Newcastle United Lineup

 

15:1715 days ago

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15:1215 days ago

How to watch

Manchester United vs Newcastle will be broadcast live on BT Sport with coverage starting from 18:30 BST.

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15:0715 days ago

COVID-19 Outbreak?

Doubts were cast over the game this morning as news began to emerge of a COVID outbreak in the Manchester United camp.

However, fears have been relieved after it was revealed only a number of coaching staff have been affected and all players are clear to play. 

Nicky Butt and Mark Dempsey will join Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on the Manchester United bench, with some of the side's coaching staff self-isolating.

15:0215 days ago

Classic Encounter

After a shaky start, United put Newcastle to the sword when the sides last met at Old Trafford


 
14:5715 days ago

Recent Form

While the hosts recorded an impressive 0-4 victory in Europe midweek, their league form has been somewhat disappointing, having handed four points to Sheffield United and West Brom in the past few weeks.

Newcastle, meanwhile, continue their slump, and now sit just three points off of the relegation places following Fulham's win last night.

14:5215 days ago

Newcastle United Team News

Newcastle United defender Federico Fernandez is back in training and could feature against Wolves next weekend.

Jeff Hendrick returns from suspension but Callum Wilson is still sidelined.

14:4715 days ago

Manchester United Team News

Manchester United will assess the fitness of Edinson Cavani and Donnie van de Beek, who were both left out of the Europa League squad on Thursday with muscular injuries.

Scott McTominay is a doubt after he was substituted at Real Sociedad, while Paul Pogba remains out.

14:4215 days ago

Kick off time

Manchester United vs Newcastle United will be played at Old Trafford, Manchester. The kick-off is scheduled at 19:00 BST.
14:3715 days ago

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