‘Newcastle 2-0 Man Utd: Willock & Wilson strike as United drop fourth in EPL’
Game is over and the final score is Newcastle 2-0 Man Utd. Here is the match report.
2 – 0
Callum Wilson (88′)
Newcastle leap-frogged Manchester United into third, strengthening their case for a top four finish and weakening their opponent’s in the process.
Having dominated Erik ten Hag’s side for much of the afternoon, Newcastle must have thought that the goal would never come, but it did 25 minutes from the end, thanks to a header from Joe Willock.
Willock had missed the best chance of the game in the first half, but showed resilience and good energy to drive from midfield to nod in Allan Saint-Maximin’s header back across goal,
which came from a brilliant bit of hold up play by Alexander Isak, who fed Bruno Guimaraes to stand the ball up at the back post.
With three minutes to go of normal time, substitute Callum Wilson nodded in to make it 2-0 and ensure Newcastle of a major scalp in their hunt to join Europe’s elite.
Having looked bound for the Champions League places, United have been dragged into a dog-fight top finish in the top four after a run of difficult results.