Newcastle 3 Man United 3
Newcastle United 3 Manchester United 3, St James´ Park, English Premier League, January 12, 2016. Manchester United, who had lost their three last away games in the Premiership, shared the spoils with Newcastle United in a high-scoring draw at St James´ Park. The Reds were leading 2-1 at the break, but Louis van Gaal´s side had to settle for a 3-3 draw in the end.
Manchester United established an early lead thanks to a converted penalty from Wayne Rooney in the ninth minute off the match, while attacking midfielder Jesse Lindgard added a second goal for the visitors after 38th minutes. Georginio Wijnaldum reduced the deficit for Newcastle three minutes ahead of the interval, before Aleksandar Mitrovic levelled the score for The Magpies from the spot in the 67th minute of action. Manchester United regained their advantage as Rooney completed his brace on 79 minutes, only for Newcastle to equalise for a second time through a goal from local born defender Paul Dummett in the final minute. In the aftermath at St James´s Park, Louis van Gaals blamed his players for throwing away three points. Louis van Gaal: “We could have scored six goals easily here and we did not. It is not so interesting to create chances. In every press conference I say that you have to score one more goal than the opponent.” Newcastle United Team: Rob Elliot, Paul Dummett, Daryl Janmaat, Chancel Mbemba, Jack Colback, Fabricio Coloccini, Cheik Tiote, Moussa Sissoko, Georginio Wijnaldum, Ayoze Perez, Aleksandar Mitrovic. Substitutes: Jamaal Lascelles, Jamie Sterry, Siem de Jong, Sylvain Marveaux, Yoan Gouffran, Ivan Toney, Karl Darlow. Manchester United Team: David de Gea, Matteo Darmian, Chris Smalling, Daley Blind, Morgan Schneiderlin, Ashley Young, Ander Herrera, Marouane Fellaini, Jesse Lingard, Anthony Martial, Wayne Rooney. Substitutes: Cameron Borthwick-Jackson, Paddy McNair, Memphis Depay, Juan Mata, James Weir, Joel Pereira, Sergio Romero.