Newcastle United gave Manchester United a taste of their own medicine after they revenged their 2-0 Carabao Cup final defeat by thumping Manchester United 2-0 in a Premier League encounter at St. James Park’.

The win by the Saints made them to regain the fourth position spot from United. Both clubs have 50 points but Newcastle have a superior goal difference.

Eddie Howe’s team took the game to United from the whistle and they could have opened the scoring in the 16th minute when Jacob Murphy’s chipped ball into the area was met by Alexander Isak, who headed on target but saw his effort pushed away by David de Gea, before Joe Willock’s effort on the rebound was fired straight at the Spaniard.

Sean Longstaff’s speculative effort from 25 yards out flew just wide of the left post. Newcastle at this stage were oozing in confidence and were really finding for an opener before Half Time.

During the second half, Newcastle United continued their intensity from the first half and finally got their efforts rewarded when Bruno Guimarães chipped a ball to the back post, allowing Saint-Maximin to nod back for the unmarked Willock, who headed home from a couple of yards out to send the Geordie faithful into raptures.

Newcastle put the game beyond United’s reach when substitute Callum Wilson rounded the game off in style late on, heading in a flighted Kieran Tripper free kick to send the ball in off the far post. 

Newcastle United will be bracing to secure a Champions League slot for the first time in 20 years.


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