Man United 0 Newcastle 0
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.