Man United 4 Newcastle 1
Manchester United 4 Newcastle United 1, Old Trafford, English Premier League, December 26, 2019. Manchester United came back from a 2-0 loss to Watford to beat Newcastle United by 4-1 courtesy of a double by Anthony Martial and one goal each from Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford.
Manchester United redeemed themselves after suffering a 2-0 away defeat against Watford four days earlier by defeating Newcastle United by a 4-1 margin on home soil. Against the flow of play, Matty Longstaff put the Tyne and Wear team into a surprise 1-0 lead when the England U20 international midfielder finished a counter attack by hammering the ball from inside the middle of the area past home goalkeeper David de Gea and into the bottom left-hand corner of the net on seventeen minutes. But Manchester United hit back through goals from Anthony Martial, Mason Greenwood, and Marcus Rashford in the twenty-fourth, thirty-sixth, and forty-first minutes of the clash respectively to go into the break with a three-one advantage. And six minutes into the second period Martial completed his brace to hand Manchester United a four-one victory against The Magpies which moved Ole Gunnar Solskjaer´s men four points off a Champions League place in the Premier League table. Manchester United Team: David de Gea, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Luke Shaw, Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire, Andreas Pereira, Fred, Scott McTominay, Marcus Rashford, Mason Greenwood, Anthony Martial. Substitutes: Phil Jones, Ashley Young, Daniel James, Juan Mata, Paul Pogba, Jesse Lingard, Sergio Romero. Newcastle United Team: Martin Dubravka, Federico Fernandez, Jetro Willems, Florian Lejeune, Fabian Schar, Javi Manquillo, Miguel Almiron, Matty Longstaff, Sean Longstaff, Dwight Gayle, Joelinton. Substitutes: Christian Atsu, Andy Carroll, Emil Krafth, DeAndre Yedlin, Isaac Hayden, Jonjo Shelvey, Karl Darlow.
Anthony Martial Quickfacts
Anthony Martial made his debut for France as a second-half substitute for Karim Benzema in a 1–0 friendly win over Portugal at Estadio Jose Alvalade in Lisbon on the 4th of September in 2015.