Man United 2 Newcastle 0
Manchester United 2 Newcastle United 0, Old Trafford, English Premier League, October 1, 2006. High-flying Manchester United comfortably beat mid-tablers Newcastle United by two goals to nil at home. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer put the hosts into the lead in the forty-first minute of the game before he added a second goal four minutes into the second period.
Manchester United got themselves in front four minutes ahead of the interval when a low shot from Crisitiano Ronaldo hit the right-hand post and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was there to score on the rebound. After the restart, Manchester United continued where they had left in the first half and had their second goal in the forty-ninth minute of the Sunday fixture as an effort from Nemnaja Vidic deflected off Solskajer and into the back of the net to hand The Reds a two-nil win over The Magpies. Manchester United Team: Edwin van der Sar, Gary Neville, Gabriel Heinze, Nemanja Vidic, Rio Ferdinand, Michael Carrick, Darren Fletcher, Paul Scholes, Wayne Rooney, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Cristiano Ronaldo. Substitutes: Patrice Evra, Louis Saha, John O’Shea, Wesley Brown, Tomasz Kuszczak. Newcastle United Team: Steve Harper, Stephen Carr, Craig Moore, Peter Ramage, Steven Taylor, James Milner, Nicky Butt, Emre Belozoglu, Shola Ameobi, Scott Parker, Damien Duff. Substitutes: Charles N’Zogbia, Matty Pattison, Obafemi Martins, Alberto Luque, Tim Krul.
Manchester United Quickfacts
Manchester United beat Newcastle United three-one in a Second Division match at Old Trafford on the eighteenth of January 1936 through a brace from George Mutch and a goal by Henry Rowley.