Date printed: Saturday 17th October 2020 9:58
Bruno Fernandes put the frustration of his first missed penalty in 20 makes an attempt behind him to notch a late the decisive aim as Man Utd defeated Newcastle 4-1.
The Red Devils obtained off to the worst begin potential after conceding an unlucky personal aim inside the primary two minutes.
Neat work from Newcastle talisman Allan Saint-Maximin and Jonjo Shelvey resulted in Emil Krafth being sprung free down the precise. The Swede’s tried cross took a depraved deflection off Luke Shaw and left David de Gea stranded because the impasse was damaged virtually instantly.
Bruno Fernandes thought he had introduced parity again to the scores, however in line with the theme of the day, the aim was dominated out by way of a VAR offside.
Solskjaer’s facet didn’t have to attend lengthy for the equaliser to return, nonetheless, when Harry Maguire put to mattress the nightmares of his England show.
The centre-half rose highest to fulfill a Juan Mata nook and left Karl Darlow clutching at skinny air as Utd hauled themselves again into the encounter.
Harry Maguire with the equalizer 🔥
What a distinction every week makes. pic.twitter.com/P6ferllyaA
— B/R Soccer (@brfootball) October 17, 2020
There was a worrying second for De Gea on the half hour mark who appeared to harm himself when colliding with the publish after making a diving save
The ache was fleeting, nonetheless, and the Spaniard was in a position to proceed after receiving transient remedy.
Man Utd stepped up the strain because the half drew to an in depth. Aaron Wan-Bissaka pressured an excellent acrobatic cease from Darlow with a sliced cross, earlier than Marcus Rashford noticed a fierce strike blocked on the road.
The Magpies got here near regaining their lead quickly ater the break, however De Gea produced a world class save to disclaim Callum Wilson.
The ahead’s shut vary header was not solely stored out by the Spaniard, however the ball was additionally pushed out to relative security to disclaim Wilson an opportunity on the follow-up.
A aim appeared inevitable at both finish, and it appeared as if Man Utd would take the lead when Marcus Rashford gained a penalty after drawing a foul from Jamal Lewis.
Breaking a streak of 19 profitable penalties, nonetheless, Bruno Fernandes noticed his spot kick saved.
🧤 Karl Darlow is the primary goalkeeper to maintain out a Bruno Fernandes penalty in 20 makes an attempt
🚫 The final time Fernandes had a penalty saved was again in 2016 when taking part in for Udinese pic.twitter.com/GubTpzVQck
— WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) October 17, 2020
Man Utd weren’t deterred, and got here near discovering the breakthrough moments later when Maguire noticed one other headed effort cleared off the road.
In a two-way battle to win the person of the match award, each goalkeepers continued to excel as their porous defences in entrance continued to serve up probability after probability.
Newcastle started to drop deep because the match entered it’s closing quarter, with Maguire allowed to advance additional ahead into the Magpies’ half at will.
One such event led to a whistling low drive that flew simply previous the publish, a lot to the aid of Darlow who seemed to be scuffling with a groin harm.
The burden of strain lastly instructed with minutes remaining, when sensible work from Rashford free Fernandes 10 yards from aim.
The Portuguese left nothing to probability along with his end, curling a robust effort into the highest nook at hand Man Utd a 2-1 lead.
There was time left for Aaron Wan-Bissaka to rifle residence his first aim for the membership, earlier than Rashford put the icing on the cake as Man Utd ran out 4-1 winners over Newcastle.