No Shaw shank redemption
Jamal Lewis hooked the ball forward from deep inside his own half and Callum Wilson expertly span and turned to feed
the lurking Allan Saint-Maximin.
jinked inside and fed Jonjo Shelvey, who strode forward and played
in the overlapping Emile Frafth. The Swede's cross wasn't great but Luke
Shaw deflected the right wing centre past David de Gea at the Leazes End. 1-0
Harry Maguire was unopposed as he headed Juan Mata's flag kick from
the Strawberry Corner beyond Karl Darlow and into the far side of the Gallowgate
Half time: Magpies 1
Red Devils 1
(58 mins Bruno Fernandes
missed a penalty - saved by Karl Darlow)
86 mins Mata fed the ball to Rashford who was able to
take the ball inside our box before back-heeling it to
Fernandes. He took a touch before lifting it over the goalkeeper and into the far top
corner of the Leazes goal. 1-2
Wan-Bissaka exchanged passes with Rashford before firing an unstoppable
drive into the roof of the net from the right side of the box.
90+6 mins A long ball forward from Fernandes to Rashford on the
visitor's left allowed
the striker to outpace Krafth and slide a shot under Darlow.
Full time: Magpies 1 Red Devils 4
Steve Bruce commented:
"We were beaten by the better team. The
disappointment was we were naÔve in the end. Callum Wilson had a big
chance, but De Gea pulls off a wonder save. It might have been a bit
"The disappointment was that we conceded four in the end, we left wide
open spaces in behind us as we know that is you do that against top players
it becomes very difficult.
"They were a handful all night, some of their forward players
and their movement we found it difficult. But you stay in it, they
scored from a free kick we had and broke away and then towards the
end we were a bit naive.
"Karl Darlow has been fantastic. He was brave when we needed him to
be. You know your goalkeeper will have to play well against the big
teams, I hope he will be OK next week.
"I thought we were a little bit too easy at times to play against.
We will go away really, really disappointed because we were 10
minutes away and it could have gone either way when it gets that
"It is (a) work in progress for us. We have tried to change
and with that it will take time. The defeat looks worse than it
"They (Manchester United) will not have enjoyed what happened last week. We found it very
difficult, there's no disputing that. They will do that to teams: if
you leave them space they have lightning pace at the top of the
"We will have bumps in the road but we will keep on working at it."
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
"The boys came together really well. They
are looking forward to every game. Today I rested a few and they have
come on and done the business for us.
"I think the boys showed great resilience, great reaction after the last
game but also after conceding the first goal after a minute or so which
made it even more difficult for them.
"I thought they pulled it together, played some nice football, patient
and I thought we controlled and dominated the game and, in the end, it
"You have to respond and bounce back after a defeat. Great result and
great character to come back, led by a very inspirational captain.
Harry (Maguire) scored and led by
example. He showed good character, I am happy for him - he had a couple
of difficult weeks since he last played for us.
"The season started for us today. We have come up to
the speed of the game and that showed today."
On Paul Pogba:
"Every single player here that needs to
perform but Paul has had some hip and back problems when he was away
with France, so he wasnít right to start him today.
"We have many big games coming up and everyone has to perform when they
come on because now we have competition for places. (I'm)
delighted with everyone today and Paul put on a good performance when he
On Donny Van de Beek:
"Heíll get his game-time. Heís been
fantastic in the group. I think you see today and in training, heís so
neat and tidy, I donít think he lost the ball once. ĎItís about finding
the balance in the team.
"Weíve won 4-1 today and youíre asking why I didnít start one of the
players. Heíll have a very good impact on the team."
Bruno Fernandes said about Karl Darlow:
"Congratulations to him to be first to save a penalty in the Premier
League from me. That's 11 taken and one missed. Now people can say I can miss a
"It's always important to win. To have criticism is normal in football.
"This is a big club, we have big pressure, but we are big players. We
are OK for that - the team is together. Today is the right way to reply
to the 6-1 against Tottenham."
Newcastle suffered their worst home defeat since a 0-4 loss to
Manchester United in April 2014. On the scoresheet that
day was Juan Mata, and he also appeared in tonight's game.
(NB: we have lost 0-3 at home on four occasions since then -
to Watford in November 2017, West Ham in December 2018, Leicester
in January 2020 and Brighton last month - but not conceded four goals since
The Magpies failed to register back to back PL home victories, having not
managed that feat since December 2019. And once again, the black and whites proved unable to record
successive home wins over the Red Devils, something that has
now eluded them since
For the sixth time in the last seven
meetings with Manchester United, Newcastle scored the opening goal of
2020/21 H OG (Shaw) 2 mins lost 1-4
2019/20 A M.Longstaff 17 mins lost 1-4
2019/20 H M.Longstaff 72 mins won 1-0
(2018/19 H lost 0-2)
2018/19 A Kenedy 7 mins lost 2-3
2017/18 H Ritchie 65 mins won 1-0
2017/18 A Gayle 14 mins lost 1-4
Luke Shaw's 101 second OG was the 39th officially recorded in our favour during
our 963 Premier League fixtures to date - and the fastest, beating a four minute
effort from Burnley's Ben Mee at Turf Moor in November 2018.
The fastest-ever OG in our favour that we can recall was George Burley's effort
while playing for Ipswich Town at SJP in October 1984, taking barely 20 seconds
to beat Paul Cooper in the Leazes End goal from just about the same spot Shaw
was standing on tonight. We won that game 3-0.
Red Devils @ SJP - Premier era:
2020/21 lost 1-4 og(Shaw)
2019/20 won 1-0 M.Longstaff
2018/19 lost 0-2
2017/18 won 1-0 Ritchie
2015/16 drew 3-3 Wijnaldum, Mitrovic(pen), Dummett
2014/15 lost 0-1
2013/14 lost 0-4
2012/13 lost 0-3
2011/12 won 3-0 Ba, Cabaye, og(Jones)
2010/11 drew 0-0
2008/09 lost 1-2 Lovenkrands
2007/08 lost 1-5 Ab.Faye
2006/07 drew 2-2 Milner, Edgar
2005/06 lost 0-2
2004/05 lost 1-3 Shearer
2003/04 lost 1-2 Shearer
2002/03 lost 2-6 Jenas, Ameobi
2001/02 won 4-3 Robert, Lee, Dabizas, og(Brown)
2000/01 drew 1-1 Glass
1999/00 won 3-0 Ferguson, Shearer 2
1998/99 lost 1-2 Solano
1997/98 lost 0-1
1996/97 won 5-0 D.Peacock, Ginola, Ferdinand, Shearer, Albert
1995/96 lost 0-1
1994/95 drew 1-1 Kitson
1994/95 won 2-0 Albert, Kitson (LC)
1993/94 drew 1-1 Cole
A bizarre Saturday evening at St. James' Park ended with Newcastle on the
wrong end of their heaviest home defeat in over six years - although
the scores were still level with just four minutes of normal time
Steve Bruce's side got off to the most perfect of starts when Luke Shaw
deflected Emile Krafth's right wing centre past David de Gea and
into his own net with less than two minutes on the clock.
The hosts failed to profit from that early advantage however and
after a VAR offside call denied Bruno Fernandes a 19th minute
leveller, Harry Maguire was allowed to head home a corner unopposed just four
Manchester United continued to dominate the game, but missed a
golden chance to go ahead when Jamal Lewis was harshly penalised in
the 58th minute for
making contact with Marcus Rashford on the edge of the box -
only the VAR official initially spotted any foul.
Bruno Fernandes went through a surprisingly normal run up and placed his kick at a nice
height for Karl Darlow to dive and palm away right-handed, with Krafth
hoofing the rebound clear.
any hopes the Magpies had of taking three points or even one
disappeared in the closing stages of the, following a triumvirate of emphatic finishes
from as many powerful counter-attacks by the Red Devils.
Darlow was beaten by Fernandes, Aaron
Wan-Bissaka and Rashford - the final scorer setting up for
the previous two before blasting in to round off the win.
Given the lateness of the clinching goals it's tempted to suggest
that the final scoreline flattered the visitors - and had Callum
Wilson not been denied by de Gea's fine 50th minute block, then an
alternative outcome was possible.
However, the evidence to the contrary was increasingly overwhelming
well before we were sunk by that late triple salvo.
Aside from the marginal offside call and the penalty save, Ole
Gunnar Solksjaer's side enjoyed the majority of possession
throughout the game and had further two efforts kicked off the line; their
progressions upfield light years ahead of our ponderous and infrequent
Having put together a sweeping move to take the lead, Newcastle
rarely looked as cohesive again and a stodgy midfield were unable to
shut down the opposition or fashion any concerted threat to them.
The policy of containment that ultimately served them well here
against the same opposition last season failed - as did an
over-reliance on Allan Saint-Maximin to provide attacking flair.
Number of home corners? none.
Despite the heavy loss that the visitors had suffered in their
last outing, we approached this as respectfully as expected
- and were predictably exposed.
The problem with giving other sides the opportunity to play is that
they often do; our waving through of Spurs last month emulated here
and a clearly ailing Darlow called upon time and time again. It's
not his fault we lost.
Once again the lack of a crowd means that the manager gets off
lightly; there may not have been any boos ringing around at full time, but many home fans were entitled to feel
short-changed by this meek and ineffectual showing.
We were playing at home, apparently.