Manchester United has defeated Newcastle United in a Premier League match played at St. James Park on Sunday. Manchester United won the match by a profound margin of 3-0. It was a dominant performance by the Red Devils.
It was the fifth victory for United in the ongoing Premier League. Manchester United is currently at no. 2 in the Premier League points table with 15 points in seven matches.
Sir Alex Ferguson’s team had not played that well in its previous Premier League match against the Spurs on 29th of September. But, in this match, the Red Devils looked determined right from the very beginning.
Manchester United earned a corner kick in the 8th minute of the match. Robin Van Persie took the corner kick and played a lofted shot. His shot was wonderfully placed and just needed a deflection which was provided by Jonny Evans. The Newcastle goalkeeper Steve Harper tried his best to stop the ball, but, he didn’t succeed in doing so. The ball touched his finger tips and went into the goal post.
Just after 7 minutes, the lead of Manchester United was doubled when Patrice Evra found the back of the net with a fantastic header. That was the last goal to be scored in the first half.
In the earlier part of the second half, the Newcastle players looked slightly better, but, their game gradually deteriorated after the initial 15-20 minutes of the second half.
The Newcastle team got trailed by 0-3 in the 71st minute. Tom Cleverley was the one who scored the third goal for Manchester United. Wayne Rooney set up the goal and Cleverley blasted the ball into the top corner of the net with a powerful shot. Harper didn’t have any chance whatsoever.
It was a tall order for the Newcastle team to score three goals in the remaining 19 minutes and level the scores. They failed in doing so and ended up on the losing side.
Manchester United will take on Stoke City in its next match on 20th of October at Old Trafford.