Man United 2 Newcastle 0

Andy Cole

Man­chester Uni­ted 2 New­castle Uni­ted 0, Old Traf­ford, Eng­lish Pre­mier Lea­gue, Dec­ember 27, 1995. Af­ter fail­ing to win any of their five pre­vi­ous Pre­miership ga­mes, Man­chester Uni­ted be­at New­castle Uni­ted 2-0 at ho­me. Andy Cole gave Uni­ted an early lead in the fifth min­ute of the clash be­fore Roy Ke­ane ad­ded a sec­ond goal eight min­utes in­to the sec­ond half.

Sec­ond pla­ced Man­chester Uni­ted had drawn wi­th Not­ting­ham For­est, Chel­sea, and Shef­field Wed­nesday, and be­en de­feated by Liver­pool and Leeds Uni­ted in their last five Pre­miership fix­tures, whi­le Pre­mier Lea­gue lead­ers New­castle Uni­ted had beaten Leeds Uni­ted, Ever­ton, and Not­ting­ham For­est, drawn to Wim­bledon and lost ag­ainst Chel­sea. The Old Traf­ford club were on the front foot from the very start of the mat­ch and the red shirts de­servedly went ahead af­ter five min­utes of play when for­mer New­castle marks­man Andy Cole re­ceived a mag­ni­fi­cent pass from Welsh wing­er Ry­an Gig­gs and fired a hard low shot pa­st St Ja­mes´ Park goal­keeper Pavel Sr­nicek and in­to the bot­tom left cor­ner of the net. Fol­low­ing the re­sump­tion, Man­chester Uni­ted con­tin­ued to con­trol pro­ceed­ings and The Reds doubled their ad­vant­age as a bril­liant long ball from Da­vid Beck­ham fou­nd Re­pub­lic of Ire­land in­ter­na­tion­al Roy Ke­ane who be­at Sr­nicek wi­th an un­stoppable ef­fort from just out­side the six-yard box in the 53rd min­ute of the ga­me. Man­chester Uni­ted Te­am: Pe­ter Schmei­chel, De­nis Ir­win, Ga­ry Ne­ville, Da­vid May, Phil Ne­ville, Da­vid Beck­ham, Nicky Butt, Roy Ke­ane, Andy Cole, Eric Can­tona, Ry­an Gig­gs. Sub­stitutes: Bri­an Mc­Clair, Paul Scho­les, Pat Mc­Gib­bon. New­castle Uni­ted Te­am: Pavel Sr­nicek, War­ren Bar­ton, Ste­ve Howey, Dar­ren Pea­cock, John Beres­ford, Lee Clark, Keith Gil­lespie, Da­vid Ginola, Rob Lee, Pe­ter Beard­s­ley, Les Fer­dinand. Sub­stitutes: Ste­ve Wat­son, Paul Kit­son, Rob­bie Elliott.


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