Newcastle Utd 0-1 Manchester United (04.03.2015) Live Commentary

90+5′
There has been no time for the supporters to get bored during the game as it was full of action and thrilling moments. The away side was dominant and dictated the tempo of the game. The home team’s main weapon were fast counter-attacks, while the away side attempted to hold onto the ball for as long as possible.
90+5′
 
The referee blows for the end of today’s match.
90+3′
Newcastle Utd keep the ball well and push forward with purpose, but here comes an interception from the opposition.
90+1′
Papiss Cisse (Newcastle Utd) escaped his marker to connect with a cross and heads towards the left side of the goal, but the keeper pulls off an excellent save to deny him.
90′
 
There will be a minimum of 4 min. of added time.
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GOAL! A terrible mistake leads to a goal. The defender ends up losing possession, allowing Ashley Young (Manchester United) to pick up the ball before slotting it into the back of the net to make it 0:1.
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Here’s the change. Marcos Rojo (Manchester United) left the pitch, and Michael Carrick (Manchester United) came on as a substitute.
86′
Marcos Rojo (Manchester United) is penalised. He knocks an opponent down.
86′
A cross is whipped into the box by Marcos Rojo (Manchester United) and Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) controls it well. He lines up the ball, but one of the defending players produces a timely intervention.
85′
Ayoze Perez (Newcastle Utd) slips past one challenge, but is unable to feed a low pass into the path of his teammates.
84′
 
Antonio Valencia (Manchester United) can’t expect anything else than a yellow card for his hard tackle. And a yellow it is. Anthony Taylor doesn’t think twice to pull it out of his pocket.
82′
 
Louis van Gaal has decided to introduce fresh legs, with Mata (Manchester United) replacing Marouane Fellaini (Manchester United).
81′
 
Here’s the change. Sam Ameobi (Newcastle Utd) goes off the pitch and Yoan Gouffran (Newcastle Utd) comes on.
80′
Anthony Taylor blows his whistle and signals a foul after Chris Smalling (Manchester United) brought his opponent down.
79′
Daryl Janmaat (Newcastle Utd) is flagged for offside.
79′
A pass from Ashley Young (Manchester United) is intercepted by Tim Krul (Newcastle Utd) and the move breaks down.
78′
Adnan Januzaj (Manchester United) produces a solo run, but he fails to create a chance as the opposition player cuts him out.
78′
Ashley Young (Manchester United) delivers a promising cross into the box which is cleared. The main referee and his assistant both signal a throw-in for Manchester United.
77′
Long passes, short passes and one-two passes. Manchester United are showcasing great team work by keeping possession and producing pin-point passes from player to player. For the opposition’s players it’s very difficult to intercept at the moment.
75′
Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) is adjudged to have been offside when making his run.
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Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) rises high to meet a cross and steers his header low to the right post. The goalkeeper makes an amazing save.
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The attendance is 49801.
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Marouane Fellaini (Manchester United) makes a rough challenge and Anthony Taylor blows his whistle for a foul.
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Ashley Young (Manchester United) searched for the head of a teammate in the box but in vain. He misplaced his cross and it didn’t find its target. The ball goes out-of-play and Newcastle Utd will have a goal kick.
68′
What a chance that is! Papiss Cisse (Newcastle Utd) finds himself unmarked in a promising position after receiving a cross on the edge of the box and his attempt sails by a whisker wide of the left post. The ball is out of the pitch and it’s a goal kick for Manchester United.
68′
Ashley Young (Manchester United) whips the ball from the long-range free kick, but the first man gets it clear.
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Jonas Gutierrez (Newcastle Utd) sees a yellow card from Anthony Taylor after he sent one of the opposing players to the ground.
66′
Newcastle Utd enjoying a spell of pressure at the moment, but one of the defenders gets it clear. It’s a throw-in for Newcastle Utd.
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John Carver decides to make a substitution. Ryan Taylor is going off the pitch and Jonas Gutierrez (Newcastle Utd) is coming on.
64′
Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) finds himself beyond the last defender, but the game is stopped by the referee after the linesman signals for offside.
63′
Jonny Evans (Manchester United) sends a long ball in, but Tim Krul comfortably gathers the ball.
62′
Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) is offside and the linesman raises his flag.
61′
Adnan Januzaj (Manchester United) put a cross into the box which wasn’t a bad decision, but he failed to achieve what he wanted as none of his teammates managed to meet it.
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Anthony Taylor pulls out a yellow card to show it to Marcos Rojo (Manchester United) for a tough tackle.
59′
 
Here is a change. Emmanuel Riviere (Newcastle Utd) is going off and John Carver gives the last tactical orders to Ayoze Perez (Newcastle Utd).
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The substitution is prepared. Adnan Januzaj (Manchester United) joins the action as a substitute, replacing Angel Di Maria (Manchester United).
57′
The game is interrupted as Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) is flagged for offside.
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Here you can see the current statistics of the ball possession from both teams – 32:68.
54′
Tim Krul (Newcastle Utd) makes a sensational save to thwart a huge chance. A rebound gets to Ashley Young (Manchester United) inside the box and he strikes goalwards, but the ball ends in the keeper’s gloves instead of the left side of the target.
54′
Marouane Fellaini (Manchester United) latches on to a precise lofted cross inside the box, controls the ball and unleashes a fine strike towards the middle of the goal. His dangerous effort is blocked by Tim Krul (Newcastle Utd) who makes a glorious save!
53′
Emmanuel Riviere (Newcastle Utd) commits a foul after unfairly battling his opponent for the ball.
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Another attempt to send the ball beyond the defence by Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle Utd) is averted and cleared away to safety.
50′
 
The resulting corner from Ryan Taylor (Newcastle Utd) only finds one of the defenders, who heads it out of danger.
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The corner from Sammy Ameobi (Newcastle Utd) is cleared away by the defence. The ball is out-of-play and Newcastle Utd manage to earn a corner.
49′
Emmanuel Riviere (Newcastle Utd) darts into the penalty area to latch on to a pass, and he unleashes a low shot in the direction of the right post. David de Gea (Manchester United) is alert and denies his effort with a nice save. Now Newcastle Utd with a corner.
48′
Daley Blind (Manchester United) brings an opponent down with a sliding tackle.
47′
Marcos Rojo (Manchester United) collects a pass and has an effort from 23 metres out, but it flies just wide of the right post. The ball is out of the pitch and it’s a goal kick for Newcastle Utd.
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Neat passing move from Manchester United in order to create new attacking opportunities.
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The game restarts for the second half.
45+2′
There was certainly plenty of action during that opening 45 minutes. The visitors were superior in their performance through the first half. They were more active and precise. The home team’s main weapon are fast counter-attacks, while the away side attempts to hold onto the ball for as long as possible.
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The first half of today’s match has just finished.
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1 additional min. will be played.
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Emmanuel Rivière (Newcastle Utd) latches on to a pin-point through ball, but one of the defending players dispossess him. Brilliant defending.
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Marouane Fellaini (Manchester United) rises above the opponent’s defence to head the precise cross towards the goal. His effort, directed to the middle of the goal, is blocked by Tim Krul (Newcastle Utd) who pulls off a comfortable save!
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Ryan Taylor (Newcastle Utd) takes the corner, but the goalkeeper jumps and gathers the ball.
41′
Mike Williamson (Newcastle Utd) connects with the free kick and produces a header goalwards which is well blocked. The goalkeeper doesn’t have to worry about that one. The ball goes out-of-play. Newcastle Utd have been awarded a corner kick.
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Marcos Rojo (Manchester United) trips an opposition player, and Anthony Taylor signals a foul. Newcastle Utd with a free kick. Ryan Taylor (Newcastle Utd) is going to send the ball from the free kick.
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Angel Di Maria (Manchester United) was in a good opportunity when he latched on to a cross from the side, but his strike isn’t accurate at all and the ball goes well wide of the left post.
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Antonio Valencia (Manchester United) looks to break free, but an opposing player clears. The ball is out-of-play. Newcastle Utd will take a throw-in.
36′
Newcastle Utd are showing great team-chemistry. They are passing the ball around seamlessly but finally one of the defending players makes an intereception.
35′
Papiss Cisse (Newcastle Utd) receives a precise pass on the edge of the box and shoots. His poorly placed shot flies way wide of the right post. The ball is out of the pitch and it’s a goal kick for Manchester United.
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Ander Herrera (Manchester United) sprays a pass out to Wayne Rooney (Manchester United), but he can’t beat his man to get to the ball.
33′
Marouane Fellaini (Manchester United) makes a bad challenge, and the referee blows his whistle for a foul.
32′
Ashley Young (Manchester United) attempts to slip the ball through the defence, but is unable to find any of his teammates. The ball is out of the pitch and it’s a goal kick for Newcastle Utd.
31′
Wonderful pass from Angel Di Maria (Manchester United) for Wayne Rooney (Manchester United), but they can’t profit from it as Tim Krul (Newcastle Utd) comes off his line to collect.
30′
Manchester United control the tempo of the game as they are exchanging some accurate short passes.
29′
Angel Di Maria (Manchester United) sends a promising through ball, but the defence is alert and cuts out the pass.
28′
Marcos Rojo (Manchester United) slips past one challenge, but is unable to feed a low pass into the path of his teammates.
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What a huge chance for Wayne Rooney (Manchester United). He collects a precise pass inside the box and slices a shot that goes by a whisker of the left post. The ball is out of the pitch and it’s a goal kick for Newcastle Utd.
26′
Angel Di Maria (Manchester United) slaloms his way past challenges, but an opposing player does well to get the ball away.
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Angel Di Maria (Manchester United) attempts to find Marouane Fellaini (Manchester United), but puts far too much on the pass and the chance is gone. The ball goes out-of-play and Newcastle Utd will have a goal kick.
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Antonio Valencia (Manchester United) whips the ball in, but it can’t reach any of his teammates as the opposition’s defence averts the threat.
24′
The Manchester United players keep the ball and are exchanging a combination of passes. They are waiting for gaps in defence to open up.
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Ashley Young (Manchester United) takes the corner kick and sends the ball among the huddle of players inside the penalty area, but one of the defenders clears it to safety.
22′
Antonio Valencia (Manchester United) picks out Angel Di Maria (Manchester United) with a fine lofted pass, but the latter wasn’t able to create some space to get into shooting range. The referee points to the corner flag. Manchester United are given a corner.
20′
Anthony Taylor blows the whistle. Ander Herrera (Manchester United) brings one of his opponents down with a harsh tackle.
20′
Daley Blind (Manchester United) sends a long ball in, but Tim Krul comfortably gathers the ball.
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The ball is cleared after Antonio Valencia (Manchester United) attempted to dribble past an opposing player. The ball has crossed the sideline. Manchester United are taking a throw-in.
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Ashley Young (Manchester United) sends a pass into the box, but the opposition’s defence is alert to the danger and makes a clearance.
17′
Ander Herrera (Manchester United) has proven his good peripheral vision as he picks out Ashley Young (Manchester United) with a lovely through ball.
16′
Ashley Young (Manchester United) commits an offensive foul and referee Anthony Taylor immediately signals a set piece.
16′
Gabriel Obertan (Newcastle Utd) produces a quality pass into the box, the opposition’s defence intercepts the ball and spanks it away.
15′
Marcos Rojo (Manchester United) links up with Ander Herrera (Manchester United), who fires just over the bar from the edge of the box. The ball goes out-of-play and Newcastle Utd will have a goal kick.
15′
Marouane Fellaini (Manchester United) came with a sweet piledriver. He controlled a pass, glanced at the goal and fired from the edge of the box. It could have been a difficult one for the keeper, but he only hit one of the defenders off whom the ball bounced away.
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Gabriel Obertan (Newcastle Utd) can’t control an accurate defence-splitting pass very well, and thus one of the defending players reacts well to rob him of the ball.
14′
Flag up against Marouane Fellaini (Manchester United). He had space to move into behind the defence, but he went too soon.
13′
Manchester United players perform combination football, attempting to create a goal-scoring opportunity, but they will have to wait for that as they has just lost possession due to an inaccurate pass.
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Marouane Fellaini (Manchester United) sends a pass which fails to reach any of his teammates. The ball is behind the sideline and Newcastle Utd will take a throw-in.
10′
Emmanuel Rivière (Newcastle Utd) sends over a cross but he can’t find any teammate inside the box. Poor delivery. The ball is out of the pitch and it’s a goal kick for Manchester United.
9′
A lofted cross from Marcos Rojo (Manchester United) was unsuccessful as the opponent’s defence quickly gets the ball out of the penalty area.
9′
A beautiful low pass from aside is received by Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) waiting for his chance. However, the defence is alert and spanks the ball away.
8′
Anthony Taylor interrupts the game. It was a tactical foul from Mehdi Abeid (Newcastle Utd). Manchester United are awarded the free kick. Ander Herrera (Manchester United) tries to take his opponent by surprise with a quick free kick.
7′
Angel Di Maria (Manchester United) whips a promising cross into the box, but the opposition’s defence intercepts the ball. The ball is out-of-play. Manchester United will have a throw-in.
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Ryan Taylor (Newcastle Utd) takes the corner and sends it into the penalty area, but the opposition’s defence is ready and makes a good clearance.
6′
Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle Utd) produces a poor pass. He attempts to get the ball into the box but it’s hacked away. The referee blows his whistle, Newcastle Utd are awarded a corner kick.
5′
Ashley Young (Manchester United) didn’t find any of his teammates inside the box as his pass was blocked.
4′
Antonio Valencia (Manchester United) plays a terrific long ball forward to Angel Di Maria (Manchester United), but he can’t beat his man and the move breaks down. The assistant referee signals a throw-in for Manchester United.
3′
Ryan Taylor (Newcastle Utd) attempts to find his teammate with a pass from outside the box, but the opposition’s defence is quick to react and thwarts the attack.
1′
Angel Di Maria (Manchester United) times his run too early, and the assistant referee raises his flag, offside. The opposition will take an indirect free kick.
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The first half has started.
The players are out and the match is about to start. Newcastle Utd will have the kick-off.
 
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