Eddie Howe had a great time at Newcastle. Finally, their fans can have hope. Not one point should have been given to them. They got all three. David de Gea, the goalkeeper for Manchester United, was a big part of why they didn’t take them. At the end, a post was too thick.
When Allan Saint-Maximin scored for them early on, it looked like the home team was going to have a hard time holding on.
For two and a half weeks, United had not played. They were at full strength because they had not. But that’s not how this game went.
Howe’s Newcastle was full of ideas and danger. United, on the other hand, had a lot of errors.
Fred was terrible in the middle of the field. Raphael Varane was almost as bad as him, and there were more. Fred and Mason Greenwood were taken off at half-time by Rangnick, but there were many other people who could have done the same thing. Marcus Rashford and Cristiano Ronaldo were some of the people there.
Finally, United scored. You don’t have to agree with them.
Before this game, Burnley had been the only team in the league to lose here in the league. That United came so close to doing the same should make them look bad. Shouldn’t the fact that Newcastle had twice as many shots on goal and also hit the post through Miguel Almiron in extra time be important? In the past, Rangnick has tried to change things up a little bit.
United will play 4-2-2-2 here after some thought. At least it was different. It doesn’t matter what formations you have if your players can’t keep the ball or do the simple things like pass the ball or run.
Newcastle’s first goal in the seventh minute was great, but it also came from a mistake by United. Varane didn’t keep a ball in the middle of the field. When Saint-Maximin got on the ball, he sped up and smashed a powerful shot into the corner of the goal to De Gea’s left. People were having fun at St. James’ Park. The goalkeeper had no chance and the park was full of people.