What a win for the lads. It took a moment of magic from a hometown lad to get the three points today. It didn’t look like a winning goal would be coming until Matty Longstaff’s 72nd minute blast.
Both sides came out unchanged after a scoreless first half. Newcastle would get an immediate chance but Almiron’s shot went wide.
It turned very stale for Newcastle as Manchester United had much of the possession and looked more of a threat for the first 25 minutes of the half.
Joelinton was substituted for Andy Carroll in the 55th minute. The plan seemed to be to lump the ball into the box for Andy.
Newcastle got a great chance as Matty put in a dangerous cross that Andy headed over the crossbar in the 64th minute.
Manchester United got some excellent chances but just couldn’t quite get anything to happen for them.
Then the moment we’ve all been waiting for as Matty Longstaff blasted the ball into the back of the net from outside the box in the 72nd minute. It was his first goal for Newcastle in his Premier League debut.
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Allan Saint-Maximin made one of his brilliant runs and found Jetro Willems in the box. Willems did well to maintain possession and found a trailing Matty Longstaff whose low drive beat David De Gea.
Matty becomes the youngest player to score on his Premier League debut for Newcastle.
Emil Krafth came on for Miguel Almiron in stoppage time as the lads would be able to hold off Manchester United for all three points.
This is exactly what Newcastle needed as they move out of the relegation zone and into 16th place. What a fantastic moment.
However, there is still a lot of work to be done to keep us safe this season.
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