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Newcastle vs Manchester United LIVE!
A huge match in the race to finish inside the top four takes place at St James’ Park today as Newcastle host Man United. Only three points separates the two teams ahead of kick-off with both desperate to qualify for next season’s Champions League.
For the Red Devils, the build-up has been dominated by Marcus Rashford’s injury concern with Anthony Martial also vying to return to the squad. Erik ten Hag must guide his side through nine fixtures in April but will not hold back for this fixture, which ended all square at Old Trafford earlier this season.
Newcastle’s bid for a historic return to Europe’s top table has been boosted by back-to-back wins while this game is also a bit of a revenge mission for their Carabao Cup final defeat at today’s opponents’ hands. Follow Newcastle vs Man United LIVE via Standard Sport’s matchday blog!
Newcastle vs Man United updates
GOAL! Wilson settles it!
GOAL! Willock makes amends!
Newcastle United FC 2 - 0 Manchester United FC
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Fernandes is making sure his team-mates applaud the away support. St James’ Park is jumping.
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96min: A huge, huge win for Newcastle!
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90min: Five minutes added on.
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88min: Wilson settles it!
Heads home Trippier’s corner just minutes after coming on! A huge win.
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83min: Interesting changes from United. Pellistri, Lindelof and Fred are on for McTominay, Martinez and Varane.
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82min: Martial finally gets his foot on the ball, is able to shift inside and has a pop which Schar throws himself at, deflecting the shot wide.
That could have gone anywhere.
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80min: Wilson is on for the final 10 minutes.
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76min: So close to 2-0!
Another incredible save from De Gea and then Martial pretty much off the line with Joelinton coming in.
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74min: Great diving headed clearance for Burn to cut out Shaw’s cross to Rashford, who was waiting to tap home.
Newcastle so dominant, just bullying United.
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71min: Newcastle still firmly on top. United haven’t improved since the changes.
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68min: Newcastle make a double change. Saint-Maximin and Murphy off for Joelinton and Gordon.
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66min: Willock makes amends and that's a huge goal!
Saint-Maximin brilliant in the build-up, with a header back across goal to put it on a plate for Willock to head home on the goal line.
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62min: Here are those changes! Martial and Sancho are coming on, for Antony and Weghorst.
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60min: United have not improved in the second half. Surely it’s time for a time, Ten Hag?
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55min: Yeesh. Weghorst has touched the ball seven times so far.
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53min: Saint-Maximin works out that he’ll get more luck going around Dalot rather than cutting inside, and almost carves open a chance with a lovely dinked cross which Martinez must head behind.
That’s more like it.
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50min: A tamer start to this second half. United, yet to have a shot on target, try to work the ball down the left through Rashford, Shaw and then Fernandes, but the latter runs the ball out of play.
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47min: An early free kick for Newcastle after a clumsy foul by Dalot.
Trippier’s delivery is again poor, as he only serves to find Schar’s face to send the defender to the deck. Ouch.
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46min: Back underway.
No changes, which is a surprise for the visitors.
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A really encouraging first half for Newcastle, who should really be at least two goals to the good. They have United thoroughly beaten in midfield, and Ten Hag will know that needs to change.
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46min: There’s the whistle. Newcastle will wonder how they aren’t ahead.
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45min: One minute added on.
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44min: Huge roar from the Newcastle fans as they demand a penalty for a Martinez handball.
Nothing doing, though.
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42min: Up the other end, Dalot floats a corner right at the back post where Antony does his best Willock impression and send a volley high and wide.
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41min: Willock misses another sitter!
Deary me. The ball falls to him in acres just inside the area and he just needs to hit the target, but instead sends it five yards over.
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40min: Dalot and Antony combine well on the right to feed the former into the final third. Rashford is bombing into the area but Dalot’s whipped cross just has a little too much on it for him.
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39min: Straight up the other end and Longstaff goes inches wide with a long-range effort. Howe grimaces on the sideline and De Gea looks very relieved.
That was close. A superb effort.
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38min: Big shouts for a penalty as Fernandes goes down under a tackle from Schar but the referee isn’t having it.
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35min: Newcastle are starting to assert their dominance once again.
United need to do something about this midfield battle, which they are very much losing at the moment.
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32min: Another heart-in-mouth moment for De Gea as he goes to collect Trippier’s corner delivery, gets nowhere near it and has to rely on Varane to hack the ball clear from almost under his bar.
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30min: I tell you what, Willock’s decision-making is infuriating at times. Delays a pass to Saint-Maximin far too long, sees the interception fall to him and then tries his luck with a shot of his own. The chance was never on.
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27min: Rashford is raging as he thinks Burn has fouled him and got away with in. Looked soft, to be honest, but Rashford lost his shoe in the process, so he may have a point.
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25min: Newcastle’s fast start has slowed somewhat, but the hosts are still edging it.
As I typed that, Murphy sent a shot a good 10 yards wide.
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22min: Antony and Burn is a feisty match-up I wasn’t expecting today. Burn, who is a good foot taller than the Brazilian, looks to have the beating of him all day long, even if perhaps a tad rough.
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19min: Newcastle are purring as Longstaff flashes a header wide after a fine cross from Saint-Maximin.
Newcastle having plenty of joy down the United’s right and, well, through the centre and, erm, a bit down the left, too. Ha.
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17min: HOW DID NEWCASTLE NOT SCORE?!
De Gea pulls off an incredible point-blank save from Isak’s header and then Willock thumps the follow up straight at the keeper from three yards.
Remarkable save and a remarkable miss.
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14min: Now Antony is down after a clash with Willock, and is taking his time getting to his feet. Those Newcastle fans and coaches aren’t getting any happier.
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12min: Up the other end, Antony plays in Weghorst for a shot on the angle but can only find the side netting.
Should have shot across the keeper, that was poor.
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11min: De Gea knows his team are under the cosh a tad, so is taking his time over these goal kicks to try to slow the game down.
Newcastle fans and coaches are not happy.
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9min: De Gea almost plays his team into trouble with a risky pass out from the back, but McTominay is able to come away with the ball as Newcastle players close in.
Heart-in-mouth time, there.
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6min: Huge chance for Newcastle as Longstaff brings the ball down in the area but his shot on the turn is blocked.
He had to score.
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3min: A great, fast start here. Both teams look bang up for it and the stadium is very loud.
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2min: Early corner for Newcastle as Schar almost gets the better of Fernandes, but Trippier’s delivery is poor.
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1min: Here we go!
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Here come the teams, we are minutes away.
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The teams are going through their final preparations on the pitch. Kick-off isn’t too far off.
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Ten Hag has been speaking to MUTV ahead of the game.
On Wan-Bissaka: "In the night, he didn't feel very good. Overnight he got worse, so we made the decision today that he stays out with illness."
On team news: "Everyone is important, but it's obvious they [Varane and Rashford] are magnificent players for us and they can make the difference, one in defending, giving the team maturity, and the other one, he's the threat in attack.
On Martial: "Every time Martial is on the pitch, he has a massive impact on our team, but he didn't play that much and that's a pity for him, but also for us, because we can beat big opponents with him, remember Liverpool and City at home.
"He can make a difference and we see that every time. Hopefully he can stay fit and have an impact in the last games of the season."
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Newcastle are favourites to win today, which just goes to show their progress under Eddie Howe (and, y’know, all that cash).
Man United: 19/10
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Aaron Wan-Bissaka misses out through illness, according to reports.
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Marcus Rashford has been passed fit to start, then.
Erik ten Hag has made three changes from the FA Cup quarter-final win against Fulham before the international break, with Diogo Dalot, Antony and Raphael Varane brought in.
Newcastle were unchanged, with Joelinton named among the substitutes after a two-match ban.
Man United XI
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...and the visitors.
Our team is locked in! 🔒 #MUFC || #NEWMUN
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) April 2, 2023
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Here’s how the hosts look.
HOWAY NEWCASTLE! ⚫️⚪️#NEWMUN pic.twitter.com/G1C0xKRfH3
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) April 2, 2023
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It sounds like Scott McTominay starts for the visitors. Confirmed teams to come in 10 minutes.
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Erik ten Hag says Manchester United must be playing Champions League football next season, stressing there can be "no misunderstanding" about their need to return to Europe's top table.
"One thing let's make clear, we have to play Champions League football," Ten Hag said. "A club like Manchester United has to act in the Champions League, so there's no misunderstanding."
Asked if being in the Champions League makes United more attractive to potential summer signings, he said: "Of course we are more interesting when we are in the Champions League. But I think even when we're not we are still attractive for players. I have noticed that also last year when we were not in the Champions League.
"But I want to make my point clear: we have to be in the Champions League. We have two paths. One is the Premier League, being in the top four, or win the Europa League, so they are the two paths."
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Eddie Howe admits the cost of his quest to add the proven winners he wants to take his Newcastle squad to the next level could prove prohibitive.
The Magpies have invested in excess of £250million in new signings since the club's Saudi-backed owners took charge in October 2021, and will look to supplement that once again this summer.
"One of the beauties of our team this season is we've had players with a mixture of experience and a bit of youth in there as well, so I think that mixture is hugely important.
"Certainly, people who are used to winning and have the mentality to go with that are worth their weight in gold.
"But usually with that experience and mentality comes a price tag, and that's the balance we've got to get right."
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Today’s match is, of course, a rematch of the recent Carabao Cup Final, which saw Manchester United pick up their first piece of silverware since 2017 as they beat Newcastle 2-0 at Wembley.
Newcastle were arguably the better side in the first half, yet found themselves trailing by two goals at the break. Casemiro headed the opener from a free-kick, before a Sven Botman own goal, from a Marcus Rashford strike, doubled the advantage.
That proved to be enough, as Newcastle’s push for a way back into the match failed to produce the goal that would have really changed the complexion. Their last major trophy came in 1955 and the wait goes on. For Man United, it’s a first addition to the trophy cabinet since the Europa League six years ago.
Read our full match report here.
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Two teams with pretty strong defences and in-form forwards, it seems perfectly logical that they will simply cancel each other out.
A 1-1 draw.
Manchester United team news
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Marcus Rashford (toe) is set to be fit after missing England duty and Anthony Martial should join him in the squad following his own lay-off.
Marcel Sabitzer (knee) picked up a fresh issue while away with Austria and there are still question marks over Raphael Varane (knock) and Alejandro Garnacho (ankle). Christian Eriksen (ankle) and Donny van de Beek (knee) will miss out along with the suspended Casemiro.
Newcastle team news
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Joelinton is available for the hosts again after his two-match suspension, while both Nick Pope and Sven Botman will likely be fit following their pulling out of international squads over the break, along with Fabian Schar.
Anthony Gordon, however, is still a doubt.
Where to watch
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TV channel: In the UK, the game will be televised live on Sky Sports Premier League and Main Event, with coverage beginning after West Ham’s game against Southampton.
Live stream: Subscribers can also catch the contest live online via the Sky Go app.
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Good afternoon and welcome to the Evening Standard’s LIVE coverage of the Premier League game between Newcastle and Manchester United.
It’s a battle near the top of the league between these two, which hasn’t been true for about 25 years. Newcastle can take a big step towards the top four with a victory today - but their visitors will be confident of extending their fine run.
Kick-off at St James’ Park is at 4.30pm. Stick with us.