Man United 4 Newcastle 1
Manchester United 4 Newcastle United 1, Old Trafford, English Premier League, November 18, 2017. Jose Mourinho was well-pleased with his Manchester United team’s performance following the comprehensive 4-1 home victory against Newcastle United. Anthony Martial, Chris Smalling, Paul Pogba, and Romelu Lukaku scored the goals for the home side after the visitors had taken an early 1-0 lead through Dwight Gayle within the first quarter of play.
Newcastle United went ahead with a goal from Dwight Gayle after fourteen minutes of action, but Manchester United hit back thanks to Anthony Martial who found the net in the 37th minute of the clash; and eight minutes later Chris Smalling put the hosts into the lead for the first time in the game. Following the resumption, Paul Pogba added a third goal for United nine minutes into the second period, while Romelu Lukaku rounded off the scoring in the 70th minute of the tussle. The victory meant that Manchester United had now won seven successive home matches in the Premier League and remained in second position in the top-flight standings, with twenty-six points collected from twelve games played, eight points behind crosstown rivals Manchester City. In the aftermath of the contest against Newcastle, Jose Mourinho told the waiting reporters that he was happy with his team´s effort against The Magpies. Jose Mourinho: “Newcastle United started better, were organised and compact. Rafael Benitez is very intelligent and they created problems, but Manchester United did well.” Manchester United Team: David de Gea, Victor Lindelof, Chris Smalling, Antonio Valencia, Nemanja Matic, Ashley Young, Juan Mata, Paul Pogba, Anthony Martial, Romelu Lukaku, Marcus Rashford. Substitutes: Sergio Romero, Marcos Rojo, Luke Shaw, Ander Herrera, Marouane Fellaini, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Jesse Lingard. Newcastle United Team: Rob Elliot, DeAndre Yedlin, Ciaran Clark, Javi Manquillo, Isaac Hayden, Florian Lejeune, Jacob Murphy, Matt Ritchie, Jonjo Shelvey, Dwight Gayle, Joselu. Substitutes: Karl Darlow, Chancel Mbemba, Jesus Gamez, Mo Diame, Ayoze Perez, Rolando Aarons, Aleksandar Mitrovic.