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Manchester United vs Newcastle LIVE: Premier League updates

Bruno Fernandes scores from the spot

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Meanwhile, Newcastle are still living under a cloud of criticism, with Steve Bruce’s side still in danger of being drawn into a relegation battle. The Magpies headed into the weekend just six points clear of the bottom three, despite recent victories against Everton and Southampton, while the loss of Callum Wilson to injury is proving a bitter blow. Follow all the action live below at the conclusion of Arsenal vs Man City:

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MAN UTD 3 – 1 NEWCASTLE

83 mins: Greenwood works the ball quickly out to James on the right. He turns and sprints into the six yard box as James crosses the ball and forces Lewis into another defensive block. Shaw swings the corner into the middle and finds Matic who heads the ball at goal only for Shelvey to deflect it wide.

Michael Jones21 February 2021 20:40

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MAN UTD 3 – 1 NEWCASTLE

80 mins: Dwight Gayle comes on as Newcastle’s final change replacing Miguel Almiron. Can Gayle claw one back for the Magpies and set up an interesting finish?

Michael Jones21 February 2021 20:37

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MAN UTD 3 – 1 NEWCASTLE

78 mins: Mason Greenwood has one thing on his mind as the ball rolls to him on the edge of the ‘D’. He turns to face goal and lets fly, striking the ball with his left peg and missing to the left of the left hand post.

Jacob Murphy comes on for Newcastle replacing Allan Saint-Maximin.

Michael Jones21 February 2021 20:35

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MAN UTD 3 – 1 NEWCASTLE – FERNANDES

75 mins: GOAL! Karl Darlow is the only goalkeeper to save a Bruno Fernandes penalty but this time Manchester United’s talisman makes no mistakes. He slots it home and gives the home side a two-goal cushion.

Michael Jones21 February 2021 20:33

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MAN UTD 2 – 1 NEWCASTLE

74 mins: Penalty to Man Utd! Willock clips Rashford as he works the ball away from the midfielder. There’s contact and Rashford goes down.

Michael Jones21 February 2021 20:32

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MAN UTD 2 – 1 NEWCASTLE

72 mins: Luke Shaw swings the corner to the near post where Bruno Fernandes flicks it on. Harry Maguire lunges for the ball as it passes the back post but he misses it and the ball goes out of play. A touch there and Maguire has Man Utd’s third goal.

Michael Jones21 February 2021 20:29

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MAN UTD 2 – 1 NEWCASTLE

69 mins: Mason Greenwood is brought on by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer replacing Anthony Martial. The youngster won’t be shy in front of goal. Wan Bissaka works the ball down the right wing and feeds it into the box for James. He taps the ball past Lewis and flicks in a cross that is headed behind for a corner.

Michael Jones21 February 2021 20:28

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MAN UTD 2 – 1 NEWCASTLE

66 mins: Much better from Man Utd who work the ball confidently into Fernandes. He plays is across the front edge of the box to Fred who finds James in the right side of the box. Martial and Fred both make runs into the middle and there’s space for James to play it into but his cross hits Lewis instead and Newcastle clear the danger.

Michael Jones21 February 2021 20:25

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MAN UTD 2 – 1 NEWCASTLE

63 mins: Anthony Martial is taken out from behind by Jamaal Lascelles but keeps his legs in the air and he lands and hits the Newcastle defender in the midrift. There’s no penalty for Martial as he didn’t ‘kick out’ but he knew what he was doing. Man Utd win the free kick for the Lascelles challenge and it’s played up the pitch by Maguire and won back by the Magpies.

Michael Jones21 February 2021 20:22

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MAN UTD 2 – 1 NEWCASTLE

60 mins: Both of Man Utd’s goals have come against the run of play. Dan James has scored five goals in 13 games for Manchester United this season, one more than he managed in 46 games across all competitions last season. He’s now got four goals from his last four starts for the Red Devils as well.

Michael Jones21 February 2021 20:17

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