Man United 0 Newcastle 0

Sir Alex Ferguson

Man­chester Uni­ted 0 New­castle Uni­ted 0, Old Traf­ford Sta­dium, Eng­lish Pre­mier Lea­gue, Nov­ember 8, 1998. Af­ter out­classing Ever­ton 4-1 away in their pre­vi­ous Pre­miership fix­ture, Man­chester Uni­ted were held to a goal­less ho­me draw ag­ainst New­castle United. 

In their ten open­ing fix­tures of the 1998-99 sea­son, Sir Al­ex Ferguson´s Man­chester Uni­ted had over­come Charl­ton Ath­let­ic, Cov­entry City, Liver­pool, South­ampton, Wim­bledon, and Ever­ton, drawn ag­ainst Lei­cester City, West Ham Uni­ted, and Der­by Coun­ty, and be­en de­feated by Ar­senal. Swe­den in­ter­na­tion­al Jes­per Blom­quist came clo­se to find­ing the net for The Reds early in the fir­st ha­lf, but his shot was well saved by New­castle Uni­ted and Re­pub­lic of Ire­land goal­keeper Shay Giv­en. Man­chester Uni­ted push­ed hard to break the de­fens­ive dead­lock as the ga­me wore on and for­mer New­castle fa­vour­ite Andy Cole had a great chan­ce to score when he ran on to a thro­ugh ball from Dwight Yorke in the fi­nal min­ute of the clash, on­ly to be stopped by St Ja­mes´ Park de­fender Lau­rent Char­vet at the last mo­ment. Man­chester Uni­ted Te­am: Pe­ter Schmei­chel, Ga­ry Ne­ville, Wes Bro­wn, Jaap Stam, De­nis Ir­win, Da­vid Beck­ham, Jes­per Blom­qv­ist, Roy Ke­ane, Paul Scho­les, An­drew Cole, Dwight Yorke. Sub­stitutes: Ronny John­sen, Nicky Butt, Ole Gun­nar Sol­skjaer. New­castle Uni­ted Te­am: Shay Giv­en, Lau­rent Char­vet, Andy Griffin, Aar­on Hug­hes, Nikos Dab­izas, Da­vid Batty, Yi­or­gos Geor­gi­adis, Steph­en Glass, Di­et­mar Ham­a­nn, Paul Dalg­lish, Alan Shear­er. Sub­sti­tute: Ga­ry Speed.


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Man­chester Uni­ted, then called New­ton Heath, de­feated New­castle Uni­ted by 5-1 in front of a 6,000 crowd at Bank Street in the fir­st ever meet­ing be­tween the two clubs on the 6th of April 1895.


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