Manchester United players clebrate Bruno Fernandes’ goal during their Premier League game against Newcastle United at St James’ Park on Saturday. Photo: Alex Pantling/Reuters
Manchester United players clebrate Bruno Fernandes’ goal during their Premier League game against Newcastle United at St James’ Park on Saturday. Photo: Alex Pantling/Reuters

Man United earn comfortable win over Newcastle despite early scare

By Reuters Time of article published Oct 17, 2020

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NEWCASTLE – Bruno Fernandes made amends for a missed penalty with a late strike as Manchester United thrashed Newcastle United 4-1 on Saturday to collect their second Premier League win of the season.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side got off to the worst possible start when the ball deflected off Luke Shaw for an own goal in the second minute, but United captain Harry Maguire put his side level from a corner in the 23rd minute.

Fernandes missed from the spot after Marcus Rashford was fouled, but he made no mistake in the 86th minute, finishing off a superb flowing counter attack by lashing the ball into the top corner to give his side the lead.

Newcastle crumbled in the final minutes as Aaron Wan-Bissaka scored his first senior goal in stoppage time and Rashford added a fourth. Manchester United are 14th on six points, while Newcastle are 11th on seven points.

Reuters

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