EPL: (Man Utd 3-2 Newcastle) Hojlund seals Manchester United’s win over Newcastle

EPL: (Man Utd 3-2 Newcastle) Hojlund seals Manchester United’s win over Newcastle

Rasmus Hojlund broke his goal drought as he scored the winning goal for Manchester United in a five-goal thriller against Newcastle at Old Trafford in their penultimate English Premier League fixture.

Kobbie Mainoo opened the scoring to put the Red Devils in the lead 31 minutes into the clash; however, Newcastle’s Anthony Gordon leveled things up early in the second half in an entertaining contest that was packed with chances at both ends of the pitch.

Amad Diallo drove home his first Premier League goal just before the hour mark as Newcastle failed to clear a corner to put Manchester United back in front, although Eddie Howe’s visitors were inches away from an equaliser as Miguel Almiron just failed to turn home a low cross from the excellent Gordon at the far post.

It was left to Hojlund to settle home nerves, stepping to his right before sending a low finish into the bottom corner for his 15th goal of the season.

Manchester United vs Newcastle

Erik ten Hag was pleased Manchester United ended the home campaign on a high, with a thrilling 3-2 victory.

The United boss felt his team deserved the three points, which move us level on points with the Magpies in the table but behind on goal difference.

“Every win is important. This was very important, no question. We want to give the fans also something and I’m very pleased with that. I was pleased with the performance of the team, we matched Newcastle’s physicality and also played some good football. Of course, we are in that together and the fans remained always with us. They stuck with us. We are very pleased they did this. We wanted to pay them back. They were fantastic, great goals but it was also a team effort, how we made the goals.”

Newcastle started the game confidently enough with Manchester United looking tentative, but it was the home side who came closest before the opening goal, Alejandro Garnacho’s shot on the angle being well saved by goalkeeper Martin Dubravka.

Newcastle have now won once in 29 visits to this stadium and European qualification now relies on the failings of others.

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