Manchester United scored two first half goals through Wayne Rooney penalty and Jesse Lingard goal and took a good 2-0 lead but Newcastle United came storming into the game with a goal at the stroke of half-time from Wijnaldum. Teams went into the break with United leading 2-1 but game is far from finish here. Newcastle equalized in second half through Mitrovic penalty but a superb Rooney goal made it 3-2 for United but a late goal from local hero Paul Dummett made it 3-3 to spoil the shares.
All Goals Video
Extended Highlights (15 minutes)
Newcastle United 3-3 Manchester United Highlights
[Premier League, Tuesday, 12 January 2016 ]
- Wayne Rooney scored from Penalty to make it 1-0
- Jesse Lingard scored second for Manchester United
- Georginio Wijnaldum Pulled one back for Newcastle United
- Aleksandar Mitrovic penalty made it 2-2
- Wayne Rooney Amazing Goal looked to have won the game
- Injury time deflected Paul Dummett strike made it 3-3 on the night.
Manchester United were awarded a dubious penalty in the 9th minute which was converted by Wayne Rooney to put United 1-0 up inside first 10 minutes. United enjoyed more of the ball afterwards but failed to penetrate Newcastle defense with purposefully. But a quick counter attack move just before the break enabled Rooney to run at Newcastle defense and produce a reverse ball for Lingard inside the boxing who made it 2-0 with a nutmug finish.
Both teams went into the break with United leading 2-1 with Newcastle pulling one back just before the break with Georginio Wijnaldum neat finish. Newcastle had their moments, De Gea making a superb save and a penalty shout turned down by referee.
Second half was played at a frantic pace full of mistakes and Newcastle were rewarded with a penalty when Smalling brought down Mitrovic inside the box who stepped up and scored the penalty. United were hammered with wave of Newcastle attacks afterwards but Rooney scored a super goal to get united infront but late goal from Dummett earned a well deserved draw for Newcastle United.
Short Preview: Building Momentum is the key for United as they take on Newcastle tonight having won two back to back games in 2016 after terrible run of 8 winless games at the tail-end of 2015. Next five games holds massive importance for United as they can really turn their season around with run of positive results in next month or so where they will be playing against the likes of Liverpool, Southampton, Stoke City and Chelsea. While bad form can hamper their chances of top four finish in the league.
Newcastle United on the other hand sit 18th in the table 2 points behind 17th place Swansea City, Steve McLaren need a good result against under pressure United and this is their chance top put pressure on the reds and get a result at home. As far as team news concerned from St James Park, Riviere, Colback and Aarons are said to have recovered from their respective injuries and might be used at some point in the game. Although Moussa Sissoko and Tiote should keep their place in central midfield while Wijnaldum, Thauvin and De Jong are set to start behind Mitrovic in attack.
Team News & Lineups: Manchester United on the other hand might field Memphis Depay in the starting lineup alongside Rooney and Martial in attack while Herrera anad Schneiderlin are set to start in midfield alongside Carrick who will be replacing Bastian Schweinsteiger in starting lineup. This is how I expect both teams to lineup.