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Manchester United v Newcastle United Live Commentary, 16/10/2022

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0 - 0
MUN
NEW
Old Trafford

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United host Tottenham Hotspur during the week before travelling to London to lock horns with Chelsea at the weekend. Newcastle host Everton during the week before also travelling south to take on Tottenham at the weekend.
Neither side could break the deadlock in the end. Newcastle saw the better of the first-half but it was United who looked sharper in the second - although neither side had quite the necessary quality to score a breakthrough goal and take what was a pretty flat, unexciting game by the scruff of its neck. Rashford had a great chance to win the game at the death.
90' + 5' FULL-TIME: MANCHESTER UNITED 0-0 NEWCASTLE UNITED.
90' + 5' ANOTHER CHANCE! Casemiro plays a lovely arced pass into the box to find Rashford at the back post - only for the Englishman to direct his header inches wide of the target. That was the chance.
90' + 3' United are pushing to make one last effort, but a winning goal looks decidedly unlikely.
90' + 2' Antony takes a speculative shot from outside the box but it strikes Botman and fails to make Pope work.
J. Lascelles
F. Schär
Newcastle United
90' + 1' Lascelles has replaced Schar.
90' There will be five minutes of additional time at the end of this second half.
88' BIG CHANCE! United go up the other end - Rashford beats Pope and flies wide right before pulling the ball back for Fred, whose effort flashes just wide of the post with the goal at his mercy.
88' Newcastle break quickly with Fraser finding space in United's half - only for Varane to cut out the move.
86' Another high ball is played into Wood, who does well to draw a foul from Varane and win a free-kick.
84' Joelinton tries to find Wood with a high ball but Dalot deals with it comfortably.
82' Rashford catches the free-kick cleanly but his effort flies over the bar and fails to make Pope work.
80' Shaw does well to win a free-kick for United in a dangerous position.
J. Willock
Bruno Guimarães
Newcastle United
78' Willock replaces Guimaraes.
M. Targett
D. Burn
Newcastle United
78' Targett replaces Burn.
C. Wood
C. Wilson
Newcastle United
78' Wood replaces Wilson.
76' Fred shoots on goal from outside the box but his effort is blocked down by Schar.
74' Antony wins a corner for United with some adept attacking play - only for the set piece to come to nothing.
M. Rashford
Cristiano Ronaldo
Manchester United
72' Rashford has replaced Ronaldo - who wasn't very happy to be taken off.
70' Ronaldo is played in down the left side but fails to pose a problem for Newcastle's resolute defence.
Casemiro
Yellow Card
Manchester United
69' Casemiro has been booked for a couple of late challenges in quick succession.
68' The game has become a little flat in this second half. Neither side are playing especially well.
66' Trippier whips in the resulting free-kick but United's defence deal with the ball quite comfortably.
Bruno Fernandes
Yellow Card
Manchester United
65' Fernandes is booked for a late challenge on Guimaraes.
64' Newcastle are finding it more difficult to stretch United's defence in this second half.
62' Antony comes in off the right flank and shoots on goal - but his effort fails to work Pope. United are starting to turn the screw.
60' The VAR review is complete and there will be no penalty.
R. Fraser
J. Murphy
Newcastle United
59' Fraser has replaced Murphy.
58' PENALTY SHOUT! Sancho has the ball in the box and beats Longstaff - only for him to then be brought down. A VAR review is in progress.
56' Shaw has the ball down the left flank and tries to centre it for Sancho - only for Newcastle to cut the pass out before it reaches the Englishman.
54' Antony plays his way out of a sticky situation and buys a useful foul.
52' CHANCE! Fernandes plays in his compatriot Ronaldo in a great position only for Trippier to knock the Portuguese off balance and prevent him from getting a shot off.
50' Rashford has begun warming up. He could offer something different should he come off the bench.
Cristiano Ronaldo
Yellow Card
Manchester United
49' Ronaldo is booked for putting the ball in the back of the net again after a mix-up with Pope.
48' GOAL DISALLOWED! Ronaldo has the ball in the net after a smart pass from Antony - but the goal is ruled out for offside.
47' De Gea then makes a hash of the resulting goal kick, enabling Newcastle to fashion another move that ends with Wilson's shot flashing wide of the target.
46' Newcastle do well to produce a sweeping move only for the ball to run away from Almiron and out of play.
46' We're back underway here at Old Trafford.
Ronaldo has had a couple of opportunities for United only to be caught offside both times. Antony has proven their danger man out on the right flank.
All square at the break. Newcastle have seen the better of the game despite being the away side - Joelinton hit both the bar and the post in the same sequence of play. Wilson also had a viable penalty shout turned down by the referee. But United will be confident that they'll fashion chances in the second half.
45' + 3' HALF-TIME: MANCHESTER UNITED 0-0 NEWCASTLE UNITED
45' + 2' Antony burns Burn for pace down the right side but his cross doesn't find its desired target in the box.
45' There will be three minutes of additional time at the end of this first half.
45' United rob Joelinton and spark a move that culminates with Antony trying to find Ronaldo in the box - but the ball runs out of play.
D. Burn
Yellow Card
Newcastle United
43' Burn has been booked for a cynical challenge on Ronaldo.
42' The game has settled down somewhat - neither side are exactly dominating proceedings.
40' Antony tries to beat Burn with a smart piece of skill only to be swiftly brought down.
38' Trippier drives in a free-kick from the right side but United win the ball back in the box. They then go up the other end and execute a move that culminates with Antony drawing a fine save from Pope.
36' Joelinton is back on his feet and play has resumed.
34' Joelinton is down and receiving treatment.
32' Trippier goes long with a free-kick from deep and works it into the box - only for Varane to easily deal with it.
30' Wilson and Martinez exchange words after an incident off the ball. Varane intervenes to play peacemaker.
28' Shaw finds Ronaldo in a good position - the Portuguese lifts the ball over Pope with the help of a deflection but the ball is cleared before it hits the back of the net. In any case, Ronaldo was offside.
26' Trippier's delivery from the resulting corner is impressive but it runs out of play without taking a touch.
24' CHANCE! Trippier's free-kick is blocked but he manages to still land the ball into the box to find Joelinton - who somehow hits the bar and then the post with consecutive headers before the ball goes out for a corner.
22' Joelinton carries the ball deep into United territory before being brought down by Fred. The referee awards Newcastle a free-kick.
20' Botman is back on his feet.
20' Botman is down and receiving treatment - he came off the worse following a strong challenge on Antony.
18' Antony unleashes a speculative effort off the right flank - but it's a wild one that flies over the bar.
16' Murphy does well to hold off Fernandes and carry the ball toward United's goal - but his effort is weak and doesn't trouble De Gea.
16' Newcastle have another corner but, once again, De Gea stays strong and claims the ball before Newcastle can get a real effort away.
14' United break again in a move that ends with Sancho having a sight of goal - but the Englishman's effort fails to work Pope.
12' Newcastle play a short corner before looping a ball into the box to find Burn at the back post - but De Gea does well to keep out his header.
10' CHANCE! Wilson is played in smartly and draws a strong challenge from Varane in the box - Newcastle are looking for a penalty but the referee doesn't call the foul.
8' United started quickly but now Newcastle are beginning to find their feet and see more of the ball in the home side's half.
6' Schar is back on his feet and back in the game.
6' Sancho and Ronaldo link up well to force Schar to make a strong block - but he hurts himself after falling in the process and is currently being treated.
5' Quite a few Brazilians out there this afternoon - three in United's midfield (Casemiro, Fred and Antony) and two in Newcastle's (Guimaraes and Joelinton).
3' Fred has the first shot of the game. The Brazilian's effort flies wide after a smart, sweeping move from United down the left side.
1' We're underway here at Old Trafford.
After not scoring in any of his first seven Premier League appearances against Newcastle, Man Utd’s Cristiano Ronaldo has netted seven in his last five against the Magpies.
Newcastle have conceded more Premier League goals against Manchester United than they have against any other opponent (113), while only against Arsenal (33) have they lost more often in the competition than vs the Red Devils (32).
Manchester United have lost just one of their last 37 home league games against Newcastle (W27 D9), a 1-0 loss in December 2013 under David Moyes.
Newcastle have made one change from the side that routed Brentford 5-1 at St. James' Park last matchday. Joelinton has replaced Willock.
United have made four changes from the side that beat Everton 2-1 at Goodison Park last matchday. Varane has replaced Lindelof, Fred has replaced Christian Eriksen, Sancho has replaced Rashford and Ronaldo has replaced Anthony Martial.
NEWCASTLE UNITED SUBS: Loris Karius, Jamaal Lascelles, Jamal Lewis, Matt Targett, Jonjo Shelvey, Ryan Fraser, Joseph Willock, Elliot Anderson, Chris Wood.
NEWCASTLE UNITED (4-3-3): Nick Pope; Kieran Trippier, Fabian Schar, Sven Botman, Dan Burn; Sean Longstaff, Bruno Guimaraes, Joelinton; Miguel Almiron, Callum Wilson, Jacob Murphy.
MANCHESTER UNITED SUBS: Tom Heaton, Victor Lindelof, Tyrell Malacia, Facundo Pellistri, Alejandro Garnacho Ferreyra, Marcus Rashford, Anthony Elanga, Zidane Iqbal, Kobbie Mainoo.
MANCHESTER UNITED (4-2-3-1): David de Gea; Diogo Dalot, Raphael Varane, Luke Shaw; Casemiro, Fred; Antony, Bruno Fernandes, Jadon Sancho; Cristiano Ronaldo.
Newcastle enter matchday ten just a point behind United and so, should results go their way this afternoon, they could leapfrog them and Chelsea into fourth place. Eddie Howe's team have exhibited some impressive qualities so far this season and will be keen to put up a strong showing on the road at Old Trafford.
United come into this one sitting fifth in the Premier League. They're just a point behind fourth-placed Chelsea, so could make it into the top four should results go their way this afternoon. Erik ten Hag's side have suffered just one defeat in their last five games and so will be keen to continue building momentum.
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