Summary and goals of the Newcastle-Manchester United (1-0) match of matchday 14 of the Premier League

12/02/2023 at 23:26


Erik ten Hag’s men lose again in the Premier after three consecutive victories and move away from the Champions League positions

A solitary goal from Anthony Gordon, from a pass from Trippier, was enough for Newcastle to defeat him and advance them in the standings.

Before the start of the fourteenth matchday, Manchester United was the best visitor of the season in the ‘Premier League’, until was surpassed this Saturday by Newcastlewhich reduced it to nothing, to a defensive exercise finally overwhelmed by the counterattack, with a pass from Kieran Trippier and a goal from Anthony Gordon, to surpass him on the field and in the classificationin which he rose to fifth place.

A disappointing match for United, which He received a goal four days later in this competition and withstood the offense as much as he could. Stumbling, he staggered at times, but he held out until the start of the second half, which definitively marked the beginning of the end for him at Saint James’ Park, where the outcome was more than expected.

Because, minus the first appearance of Grenachefrustrated with the foot Popeeverything else in attack in the first half and much further, almost throughout the match, was from Newcastle, who constantly moved the game to the opposite field, with sufficient opportunities and merits to have taken advantage before the break. She did not do it. By nonsense.

Also for some Onana stop. The goalkeeper, singled out on several occasions this season, was the savior then in a stoppage against Miguel Almirón, whose shot in the area was going for a goal. Only a quarter of an hour had passed. The goalkeeper’s stretch prevented the 1-0, as did the Isak’s ineffectivenesswho took an unbeatable opportunity, or the cross, when he repelled the free kick taken in a fantastic way by trippier.

A relief for United, subjected to indisputable domination by the local block, which pressured it, devoured it meter by meter, but He missed the goal, which did come later, at the beginning of the second half, in the umpteenth failed start for Erik Ten Hag’s team which activated Newcastle’s counterattacking skills, in four touches he resolved the concession.

The last pass, deep to the right, belonged to Trippier. The shot, at the far post, undetectable upon arrival, was from Anthony Gordon. It was 1-0. In the 55th minute. When the goal appeared, so predictable, nothing strange, Newcastle had proposed 18 shots for only two from his opponent, whose only shot on goal, the aforementioned Garnacho, came back in the third minute of the match. Almost an hour before. Nothing else.

Not even the goal woke him up. Nor do the changes Hojlund and Anthony by Rashford and Martial. Nor after the entries of Reguilon and Amrabat. Newcastle was always the team that attacked the most. Wan Bissaka made a miraculous 2-0 save.

No news on attack

There was hardly any news in United’s attack until the final stretch. His first corner was in the 82nd minute. Then, he threatened with a chance, with a volley from Reguilón and with the injury of goalkeeper Pope, apparently on the left shoulder. He left the field with that joint immobilized, accompanied by doctors, immediately replaced by Dubravkalater relieved with the goal disallowed for Maguire due to a clear offside.

A too late reaction from United, who only went for the game when they felt they had lost it. They fall to seventh position, nine points behind Arsenal’s lead, while remaining on the brink of the abyss in the Champions League. You need much more.