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Premier League

  • November 26, 2011
  • • 10:00 AM
  • • Old Trafford, Manchester
  • Referee: P. Dowd
  • • Attendance: 75594

Live Commentary

  • The final whistle has gone and it's ended 1-1. What a showing from both sides. Manchester United will feel this wasn't a just result after the penalty and the amount of chances the home side had, but Tim Krul stood huge in the goal and in the end each team will walk with a point.
  • 90' + 4'
    SubstitutionFabio Da Silva Chris Smalling
  • 90' + 4'
    Newcastle just might escape this match with a draw.. but Man. Utd. is pressing hard in the final minutes..... wait... no.... WOW!! It looked as if Hernandez had scored but it was waved off for offside. What a match this has been.
  • 90' + 2'
    Good work from Ba to hold the ball and draw a foul from Fabio... that'll kill a good bit of time.
  • 90'
    Four minutes of stoppage time added on and Taylor was just called on to make another block in front of Krul. Manchester United is just peppering Newcastle's box but the goal hasn't come. In fact, both goals in this match have had a bit of luck involved, with Hernandez having a clearance come off him and a false penalty given to Newcastle.
  • 89'
    The home team still pressing... and Newcastle still scrambling to keep the ball out of its net. Macheda gets a head to a cross and sends it wide.
  • 88'
    SubstitutionPatrice Evra Federico Macheda
  • 87'
    Simpson is back on the pitch and it's a good thing he was.. he just made a huge save from a Hernandez header., just stoned the ball on the line.
  • 86'
    And Young with a hit, Krul again with a huge save... he's been the most important man on the pitch in the last few minutes.
  • 83'
    Another corner for United and Simpson has left the pitch for Newcastle with injury.. so Newcastle is playing with 9 on the field. Another big save from Krul as the rebound from the corner is sent back his way.
  • 81'
    Almost too much action to describe with words at this point. This match has taken one turn after another. Both goalkeepers have come up big with point-blank saves and it's 1-1 going down to the wire at Old Trafford.
  • 80'
    SubstitutionHatem Ben Arfa Peter Lovenkrands
  • 79'
    Yellow/Red Jonas Gutierrez
  • 79'
    As the ball moves away, Jonas makes a rash tackle and picks up his second booking. He's off, and the home side will have just over 10 minutes up a man..... and from the free kick, WHAT A SAVE!!! Krul with a massive stop of Vidic.. wow, what a match we've got going here.
  • 78'
    Now all the pressure seems to be on Newcastle. Giggs with the ball in, touched away by the visiting side.
  • 77'
    High drama... Nani breaks in on goal, slips the ball back to Young who had the goal wide open, but a great defensive play keeps the score level.
  • 76'
    Newcastle with the corner cleared out by Man. Utd. Jonas earns a free kick though as the pressure starts to mount on Sir Alex's men. Frustration showing up on both sides as well.
  • 74'
    SubstitutionDanny Guthrie James Perch
  • 72'
    Nani with the shot, blocked away again..
  • 69'
    Nani and Rooney combined and Rooney puts another shot up over the goal.
  • 68'
    This has all the makings of a great closing run to a match. Newcastle look rejuvenated with the goal.
  • 67'
    Yellow Card Danny Guthrie
  • 66'
    SubstitutionGabriel Obertan Sammy Ameobi
  • 65'
    Yellow Card Jonas Gutierrez
  • 65'
    That's a big and unjust swing in the game. Hard tackles are coming in left and right in this game, and Rio Ferdinand puts in one of the best tackles of the game and it's not rewarded at all, but punished. Still, it may have been just the break Newcastle needed.
  • 64'
    Assist Hatem Ben Arfa
    The assistant ref has given the penalty.. a wrong call if you see the replays, and now Newcastle's Ba can pull the team level.
  • 64'
    Penalty Goal Demba Ba
    And he does it calmly... 1-1. Bad call, but Newcastle is level.
  • 62'
    Shouts for a penalty from Ben Arfa.. and it may end up being one..
  • 60'
    Now a corner for Newcastle and in the end it forces a great save out of De Gea... what a save it was. Corner played back across and it's all reaction from the hit.
  • 58'
    Nani can't connect with Hernandez on the break... and then the next time down Krul is called on to cut out a low cross. Newcastle really still on the back foot.
  • 56'
    And now Young has a great look at goal and he too flashed a shot wide of the mark. Newcastle is lucky not to be down by a much larger scoreline at this point.
  • 54'
    Yellow Card Fabio Da Silva
  • 54'
    What a start to the second half for the home side. A fortuitous goal for Chicharito and now more pressure on Newcastle.. Rooney flashes a header over the goal. The visiting team needs to find some way to stop this onslaught.
  • 52'
    Yellow Card Yohan Cabaye
  • 51'
    And Fabio nearly made it 2-0, blasting his shot up over the bar.
  • 49'
    Goal Javier Hernández
    And it ends up a goal. Looks like Chicharito got the last touch but he knew very little about it. The free kick was blocked and Taylor's clearance hits Hernandez and goes in.
  • 48'
    Now Man Utd. awarded a free kick for a foul on Hernandez in a very dangerous spot. What a way to open the half this would be.
  • 47'
    Rooney draws a foul to kill of a moment of pressure from Newcastle.
  • 46'
    Back in action.
  • 45'
    Hernandez just had another chance to score and scuffed it. He's looked dangerous in all ways but the final ball and the finish, but those are the most important qualities. There's the halftime whistle and it goes to the break 0-0.
  • 44'
    The service from both sides has been poor to this point. It's a shame because the numbers are getting forward for crosses to be dangerous.
  • 41'
    The pace of the match has predictably slowed down in the last few minutes. But Newcastle is trying to work something down the right. Obertan's cross ends up with a hit for Cabaye that forces a rather comfortable save.
  • 40'
    Giggs still puts in great efforts in the middle of the park. Impressive player for a long time now, and it's not gone away completely.
  • 37'
    United with another corner and Nani drifts in from the left and tries to curl a shot into the net. No luck.
  • 35'
    Obertan has a go from well outside the box and sends it wide of the goal. Not a bad look, but not what Newcastle will be wanting.
  • 34'
    Newcastle now trying to get back into the run of play, but nothing is really coming easy for either team.
  • 31'
    Krul called into action again, gets down and makes a save from Giggs and the second effort is blocked away.
  • 30'
    HERNANDEZ!!! No.. he's put it over the bar. Seemed like a chance made for him.
  • 29'
    This has been a good match. Number 2 vs. number 4 in the EPL should be, and Newcastle continues to show that it isn't out of its depth.
  • 27'
    Yellow Card Hatem Ben Arfa
    Ben Arfa picks up a booking in odd circumstances, just running in when the controversy over a Rooney foul seemed to be over.
  • 23'
    Newcastle is playing with fire letting Hernandez live on the shoulder of the last defender. Caught offside this time, but Manchester looks fine with trying to hit him over the top.
  • 19'
    Newcastle is giving as good as it's getting at this point. Both teams look vulnerable on the counter. Taylor had the best chance of the game to this point and he simply scuffed the shot with his left foot.
  • 16'
    Great wide open match just over a quarter of an hour in. Both sides breaking forward at every chance. Man United has just won another corner.
  • 13'
    Hernandez got in behind the Newcastle backline again, tried to hit a cross for Rooney but sent it well past the intended spot.
  • 11'
    Newcastle showing come good attacking intent as well. Ba nearly got in behind, trying to take on the shot - a very difficult one to hit correctly - as the ball floated in from behind him over his head.
  • 8'
    Chicharito looks very sharp in the early going. His last move ended without much trouble, but he's certainly causing Newcastle some problems.
  • 7'
    Obertan gets the first look at goal of the game for Newcastle, blocked away.. and it's back down at the other end where Hernandez has another go. Krul again wasn't really troubled.
  • 5'
    Chicharito makes Krul make his first stop of the night after being played in by Rooney. Soft shot, but the intentions from United are clear, and the home side looks sharp.
  • 3'
    Ashley tries to fit a cross in, once again cleared out by Newcastle. All United in the opening minutes, but Newcastle is defending well, no work for Krul in the goal yet.
  • 2'
    Nani with a dazzling run for United. Split two defenders and charged into the box, winning a corner in the end that was cleared from danger by Newcastle.
  • 1'
    We're off and running. United on the ball first and knocking it around the back.
  • Just a few minutes away from kickoff. Strong sides being run out for both teams with Wayne Rooney and Chicharito up front for Manchester and former United player Gabriel Obertan and Demba Ba leading the line for Newcastle.
  • Big match in the EPL today between Newcastle United and Manchester United. Newcastle as been the surprise of the league to this point and the club is currently in line to make the Champions League. But to do that, it will have to overcome teams like United, and a trip to Old Trafford won't be an easy outing.