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  • Date:07 Oct 2012
  • Kick-off:16:00
  • Venue:Sports Direct Arena
  • Attendance:52,203
  • Evans (7) Evra (14)
    Cleverley (70)
Goal!

Live Commentary

93:11 +3.11

Outswinging corner taken by Yohan Cabaye from the right by-line.

92:45 +2.45

Hatem Ben Arfa crosses the ball, Jonathan Evans makes a clearance.

92:38 +2.38

Shola Ameobi crosses the ball.

89:38

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Shola Ameobi by Paul Scholes. Paul Scholes is given a yellow card. Free kick taken by Yohan Cabaye.

88:48

The ball is crossed by Antonio Valencia.

88:14

Shot by Demba Ba. Save made by David De Gea.

86:45

Unfair challenge on Shola Ameobi by Patrice Evra results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Yohan Cabaye.

86:16

Robin van Persie leaves the field to be replaced by Ryan Giggs.

85:52

Gael Bigirimana challenges Tom Cleverley unfairly and gives away a free kick. Gael Bigirimana is shown a yellow card. Free kick taken by Paul Scholes.

84:56

Hatem Ben Arfa challenges Rafael Da Silva unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Rafael Da Silva.

80:20

Foul by Danny Welbeck on Gael Bigirimana, free kick awarded. Yohan Cabaye takes the direct free kick.

78:16

Cheick Tiote produces a cross, David De Gea fouled by James Perch, the ref awards a free kick. Wayne Rooney leaves the field to be replaced by Paul Scholes. David De Gea takes the free kick. Gael Bigirimana joins the action as a substitute, replacing Cheick Tiote.

77:52

Outswinging corner taken by Yohan Cabaye from the right by-line, Jonathan Evans makes a clearance.

77:35

Drilled right-footed shot by Davide Santon. Michael Carrick gets a block in.

73:55

James Perch challenges Robin van Persie unfairly and gives away a free kick. Booking for James Perch. Michael Carrick takes the free kick.

72:08

Lobbed right-footed shot by Wayne Rooney. Save made by Steve Harper.

70:11

Tom Cleverley scores a goal from just outside the area to the top right corner of the goal. Newcastle 0-3 Man Utd.Assist by Wayne Rooney.

69:45

Corner taken by Robin van Persie from the right by-line, Cheick Tiote makes a clearance.

69:19

Shot by Rafael Da Silva. Blocked by Cheick Tiote.

67:42

The ball is swung over by Yohan Cabaye, clearance made by Rio Ferdinand.

66:13

Inswinging corner taken by Yohan Cabaye from the left by-line, free kick awarded for a foul by Mike Williamson on Michael Carrick. Free kick taken by David De Gea.

65:44

The ball is crossed by Yohan Cabaye, blocked by Jonathan Evans.

64:35

The referee blows for offside against Robin van Persie. Indirect free kick taken by Mike Williamson.

63:21

Foul by Yohan Cabaye on Michael Carrick, free kick awarded. Rio Ferdinand takes the direct free kick.

62:33

(Newcastle) makes a substitution, with Vurnon Anita coming on for Shane Ferguson. Shola Ameobi comes on in place of Papiss Cisse.

62:21

Shot from just outside the box by Hatem Ben Arfa misses to the right of the target.

60:00

Shot from 12 yards by Wayne Rooney. Save made by Steve Harper.

59:36

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Perch by Robin van Persie. Steve Harper takes the direct free kick.

58:50

Cheick Tiote concedes a free kick for a foul on Patrice Evra. Michael Carrick restarts play with the free kick.

56:28

Patrice Evra fouled by Papiss Cisse, the ref awards a free kick. Tom Cleverley takes the direct free kick.

56:03

Shot on goal by Tom Cleverley from just inside the area goes over the target.

54:07

The ball is delivered by Yohan Cabaye, Header by Demba Ba from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target. Shinji Kagawa goes off and Antonio Valencia comes on.

53:39

The ball is swung over by Hatem Ben Arfa, Patrice Evra manages to make a clearance.

52:33

Centre by Shane Ferguson, clearance made by Rio Ferdinand.

50:59

Papiss Cisse gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Patrice Evra. David De Gea takes the free kick.

50:42

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Yohan Cabaye.

49:50

The ball is swung over by Shane Ferguson, Demba Ba takes a shot. Papiss Cisse takes a shot. Save by David De Gea.

49:24

The ball is crossed by Hatem Ben Arfa, clearance by Rio Ferdinand.

49:14

Centre by Demba Ba, clearance made by Tom Cleverley.

48:53

The ball is sent over by Patrice Evra, save by Steve Harper.

48:22

Michael Carrick concedes a free kick for a foul on Cheick Tiote. Cheick Tiote takes the direct free kick.

48:11 +3.11

Centre by Wayne Rooney.

47:56 +2.56

The ball is delivered by Wayne Rooney.

47:23 +2.23

Inswinging corner taken by Wayne Rooney, Steve Harper makes a save.

46:05 +1.05

Shinji Kagawa challenges Jonas Gutierrez unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Cheick Tiote.

45:08

Robin van Persie is ruled offside. Steve Harper restarts play with the free kick.

44:58

Michael Carrick gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Demba Ba. Yohan Cabaye crosses the ball, Papiss Cisse has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.

44:24

Hatem Ben Arfa produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that goes wide left of the target.

42:42

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Robin van Persie.

41:30

Jonas Gutierrez challenges Shinji Kagawa unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jonas Gutierrez shown a yellow card. Jonathan Evans takes the free kick.

40:45

A cross is delivered by Papiss Cisse, Demba Ba produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that goes over the bar.

40:14

The ball is crossed by Davide Santon, Wayne Rooney makes a clearance.

38:54

Cheick Tiote fouled by Tom Cleverley, the ref awards a free kick. Davide Santon takes the free kick.

37:53

Corner taken right-footed by Yohan Cabaye, Hatem Ben Arfa concedes a free kick for a foul on David De Gea. David De Gea takes the direct free kick.

37:40

Jonas Gutierrez has a drilled shot. Jonathan Evans gets a block in.

37:12

Outswinging corner taken by Yohan Cabaye, Jonathan Evans manages to make a clearance.

36:14

Yohan Cabaye decides to take the corner short.

36:09

Shane Ferguson crosses the ball, clearance by Rafael Da Silva.

35:38

The ball is delivered by Danny Welbeck.

33:41

Shot from outside the box by Yohan Cabaye misses to the left of the goal.

32:15

Unfair challenge on Wayne Rooney by Cheick Tiote results in a free kick. Cheick Tiote goes into the book for dissent. Free kick taken by Jonathan Evans.

30:24

Robin van Persie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Davide Santon. Robin van Persie goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Free kick crossed right-footed by Yohan Cabaye.

29:03

Free kick awarded for a foul by Rio Ferdinand on Demba Ba. Rio Ferdinand goes into the book. Free kick taken by Yohan Cabaye.

28:22

The ball is sent over by Yohan Cabaye, clearance made by Wayne Rooney.

27:09

Free kick awarded for a foul by Robin van Persie on Jonas Gutierrez. Yohan Cabaye crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance made by Rio Ferdinand.

26:21

The ball is sent over by Hatem Ben Arfa.

23:47

Corner taken right-footed by Yohan Cabaye to the near post, Effort on goal by Demba Ba from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.

21:49

Hatem Ben Arfa sends in a cross.

20:44

Shinji Kagawa concedes a free kick for a foul on Hatem Ben Arfa. Booking for Shinji Kagawa. Yohan Cabaye crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, Robin van Persie makes a clearance.

17:45

Shot from just outside the penalty box by Jonas Gutierrez misses to the left of the target.

17:31

The ball is crossed by Hatem Ben Arfa, clearance by Rio Ferdinand.

17:20

The ball is crossed by Papiss Cisse.

14:48

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Wayne Rooney played to the near post, Patrice Evra finds the net with a headed goal from close in. Newcastle 0-2 Man Utd.Wayne Rooney provided the assist for the goal.

13:25

Foul by Cheick Tiote on Tom Cleverley, free kick awarded. Wayne Rooney produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick, save by Steve Harper.

13:14

The ball is sent over by Rafael Da Silva, James Perch manages to make a clearance.

11:25

Danny Welbeck produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the target.

10:33

Rafael Da Silva produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the goal.

9:50

Hatem Ben Arfa sends in a cross.

7:20

Robin van Persie takes the inswinging corner, Jonathan Evans grabs a headed goal from inside the area. Newcastle 0-1 Man Utd.Robin van Persie provided the assist for the goal. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Shinji Kagawa by Shane Ferguson. Free kick taken by Rafael Da Silva.

6:58

Robin van Persie takes a shot. Save by Steve Harper.

4:17

Danny Welbeck takes a shot. Comfortable save by Steve Harper.

3:59

A cross is delivered by Robin van Persie, Mike Williamson makes a clearance.

3:30

Short corner taken by Robin van Persie.

2:53

Centre by Robin van Persie, save by Steve Harper.

1:27

Wayne Rooney fouled by Cheick Tiote, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Michael Carrick.

Match Preview

Pardew wary of confident Van Persie Newcastle boss Alan Pardew is preparing himself for a high-octane shoot-out as Manchester United roll into town intent on revenge. The two sides last faced each other on Tyneside on January 4 when Sir Alex Ferguson's men left on the wrong end of a 3-0 scoreline having been comprehensively beaten. They have gone some of the way towards making amends since with a 2-1 Capital One Cup victory over Pardew's team at Old Trafford last month, but they will head to the north-east determined to return with three points. Both sides have defensive injury problems, and that - coupled with the riches the two managers have at their disposal in attack - suggests it could be an entertaining encounter. The Magpies' Demba Ba already has six goals to his name this season, while United's flying Dutchman Robin van Persie has seven, and Pardew sees similarities between the two. He said: "Van Persie's confidence levels set him apart at the moment. He is one of those players who actually believes he's the best, and that's dangerous. "Usually even when things are not going well and they are missing chances, they still think they are going to score. "Demba is a little bit like that - he has that kind of attitude. There will be great strikers on view on Sunday, for sure. "There will be so much ability on the pitch, you can't help but think there are going to be some great moments in the game - hopefully more for us than them." Pardew will once again be without first-choice goalkeeper Tim Krul - indeed, he will have 19-year-old Jak Alnwick on the bench with Rob Elliot having picked up a groin injury against Bordeaux on Thursday evening - and central defenders Fabricio Coloccini and Steven Taylor. But Ferguson too will have key absentees at the back with Nemanja Vidic, Chris Smalling and Phil Jones - who scored an own goal in last season's game - still out. Pardew said: "Both me and Alex will be sweating defensively. Our two centre-halves tomorrow have played almost every game - (James) Perch and (Mike) Williamson - and their two centre-halves could well be (Michael) Carrick and (Rio) Ferdinand, so it's not ideal. "You want to have fresh players for games like this, but they are not and that favours the strikers for Sunday." However, while the Newcastle manager may not have fresh central defenders, he was able to rest Davide Santon, Jonas Gutierrez, Hatem Ben Arfa and Ba for Thursday's 3-0 Europa League victory over Bordeaux. Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is "quite happy" with Robin van Persie despite claims from the player he must do more. Van Persie took his goal tally since joining the club to seven in as many games with a double in the midweek Champions League win at Cluj but then said he needed to contribute more assists. But Ferguson said: "I think he is a good passer of the ball and has good vision in his passing too. "I think the goal he made last week for (Shinji) Kagawa against Tottenham is evidence of his passing ability. I am quite happy with what he is doing now. "The refreshing thing for me is, he has actually not had any pre-season games, which is quite remarkable, having seven goals from seven games. "I am quite pleased about that and I think his fitness will improve even more." Van Persie scored 37 goals and was named player of the year in his final season at Arsenal before moving to Old Trafford in a #24million deal in the summer. The Dutchman has settled quickly at his new club and Ferguson would be delighted if he could emulate what he did last term. United have strong attacking options with Van Persie, fit-again Wayne Rooney, Javier Hernandez - all three of whom started in Cluj - and Danny Welbeck, a substitute in Romania. England forward Rooney, who returned to action from a badly-gashed leg last week, played deeper than the leading frontman Hernandez in a difficult game in which United need to come from behind. Ferguson said: "In the last couple of years he has played that position a lot. "We tried to avoid the counter-attack as much as we could. Their goal was from a counter-attack. "We saw that and the difficulties they created and we tried to force them onto us so we could counter-attack. "It didn't quite work like that but, with Chicharito occupying the two main central defenders, it gave a bit more space for Rooney and Van Persie." United have Ryan Giggs and Michael Carrick available again after illness while Jonny Evans has recovered from a dead leg. Paul Scholes was rested in midweek and could return.

Formation:442Manager: Alan Pardew

Newcastle

Formation: 4231Manager: Sir Alex Ferguson

Man Utd

  • Steve Harper
  • Davide Santon
  • James Perch
  • Mike Williamson
  • Shane Ferguson
  • Hatem Ben Arfa
  • Cheick Tiote
  • Yohan Cabaye
  • Jonas Gutierrez
  • Papiss Cisse
  • Demba Ba
  • SUBS
  • Jak Alnwick
  • Danny Simpson
  • Vurnon Anita
  • Gael Bigirimana
  • Gabriel Obertan
  • Shola Ameobi
  • Sammy Ameobi

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Match Report

Form Guide

    WLDDWD
  • Newcastle
  • VS
  • Man Utd
  • LWWWWL

Last Meetings

  • Newcastle
  • 3 - 0
  • Man Utd
  • 04/01/2012
  • Man Utd
  • 1 - 1
  • Newcastle
  • 26/11/2011
  • Newcastle
  • 0 - 0
  • Man Utd
  • 19/04/2011
  • Man Utd
  • 3 - 0
  • Newcastle
  • 16/08/2010
  • Newcastle
  • 1 - 2
  • Man Utd
  • 04/03/2009
  • Man Utd
  • 1 - 1
  • Newcastle
  • 17/08/2008

Top Scorers

Newcastle

  • D Ba 6
  • H Ben Arfa 1

Man Utd

  • R van Persie 4
  • R Da Silva 2
  • S Kagawa 2
  • P Scholes 1
  • LC Nani 1
  • JB Hernandez 1
  • A Buttner 1
  • N Powell 1

Goals

Newcastle

    • Total goals 16
    • Goals per game 8
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Man Utd

    • Total goals 22
    • Goals per game 14
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) Period 81-90 mins

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