Manchester United 3-2 Newcastle United: Hojlund Brings the Red Devils Back to Winning Ways – Football News - Latest Global News

Manchester United 3-2 Newcastle United: Hojlund Brings the Red Devils Back to Winning Ways – Football News

Manchester United kept their European hopes alive with a 3-2 win over Newcastle United in their final home game of the season on Wednesday.

Amad Diallo scored his first Premier League goal in the second half to give the hosts a 2-1 lead before Rasmus Hojlund came on to seal the points.

Kobbie Mainoo had opened the scoring just after half an hour, although the Red Devils were pegged back by Anthony Gordon early in the second half.

Lewis Hall took advantage of poor defense in stoppage time to ensure a nervy finish, but the hosts held strong to secure victory.

Erik ten Hag’s side remain in eighth place but are now level on points with Newcastle, who have a better goal difference. Chelsea’s win at Brighton means the Magpies drop to seventh place.

Newcastle soon came under pressure when Martin Dubravka made a routine save to deny Scott McTominay before keeping out Diallo’s curler.

Mainoo then found the chance, latching onto Diallo’s through ball before marking the bottom left corner with his calm finish.

The Magpies responded well and Dan Burns’ powerful header was inches away from equalizing, but Casemiro brilliantly cleared off the line.

Newcastle were rewarded for a bright start to the second half when Gordon met Jacob Murphy’s cross and scored the equalizer past Andre Onana in the 49th minute.

However, less than 10 minutes later, Eddie Howe’s side were behind again – Diallo took advantage of poor space and fired a powerful shot past Dubravka from the edge of the box.

The hosts were indebted to Onana as he then made two big saves, suffocating Sean Longstaff one-on-one and stretching to direct Joelinton’s shot over the bar.

Gordon almost equalized for a second time when his fizzing shot threatened to go in at the far post, but Miguel Almiron couldn’t make the crucial touch to get it over the line.

Hojlund then came off the bench and beat Burn with his first touch to fire a low shot through Hall’s legs and into the bottom left corner.

In the 92nd minute, Hall gave Newcastle late hope after winning a loose free-kick and firing a brilliant shot from distance, but they failed to score a second.

The children are alright

Mainoo has proven to be a bright spot in United’s disappointing season, scoring his third goal of the season here – giving the Red Devils the lead every time he has found the net.

Teenagers have now scored 10 Premier League goals for United this season (Alejandro Garnacho has seven to Mainoo’s three), their third-highest tally in a single season after 2004-05 (15) and 2019-20 (11).

All three of United’s goalscorers were 21 years old or younger, with Hojlund scoring just 106 seconds after coming on as a substitute.

Away Blues return for Magpies

Newcastle were aiming for their third win against United in all competitions this season, but despite threatening to score, they struggled to capitalize on their chances.

Their away form has improved in recent weeks, with the Magpies winning four of their last seven away games compared to just one win from their first ten, but they have failed to emerge victorious here again.

Howe is also still hoping for his first league win in Manchester, having failed to win any of his last 15 away games against Manchester City or United (three draws, 12 defeats).

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