Newcastle Utd 3-3 Manchester United (12.01.2016) Live Commentary

It was a good decision to watch today’s encounter. There has been more to be seen on the pitch than in most of the other games. We were watching very balanced game in last 90 minutes. Both teams main weapon were fast counter-attacks.
Michael Dean is looking at his watch and ends this match right now.
Mata (Manchester United) crosses the ball into the box, but one of the defending players averts the threat.
Memphis Depay (Manchester United) delivers a poor cross from a free kick as one of the defenders comfortably clears it away.
Ayoze Perez will be replaced by Siem De Jong (Newcastle Utd).
One of the Newcastle Utd players tripped an opponent and conceded a foul. Manchester United win a free kick.
We will have 4 min. of added time.
It’s in the back of the net! Paul Dummett (Newcastle Utd) tries his luck from the edge of the box and his shot takes a deflection which goes past stranded David de Gea (Manchester United). He makes it 3:3.
Daryl Janmaat (Newcastle Utd) sends a low pass into the box, towards Chancel Mbemba. However, he takes one touch too many and loses it to one of the defenders.
The referee stops play so that a substitution can be made and Cheik Tiote goes off the pitch and Ivan Toney (Newcastle Utd) comes on in his place.
Marouane Fellaini (Manchester United) escaped his marker to meet a cross and heads to the middle of the goal, but the keeper pulls off an excellent reflex save to deny him.
The game is interrupted. One of the players from Newcastle Utd is cautioned for his agressive play.
Steve McClaren has decided to make a change. Yoan Gouffran (Newcastle Utd) replaces Jack Colback.
Goal! Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) picks up the ball from a rebound and from the edge of the box, he unleashes a shot which goes into the top left corner. 2:3.
Memphis Depay (Manchester United) shoots from outside the box, but his effort is blocked.
Aleksandar Mitrovic (Newcastle Utd) misses the target from a promising position, sending the ball well wide of the left post.
Ander Herrera goes off the pitch and Mata (Manchester United) comes on.
Ayoze Perez (Newcastle Utd) fires from the edge of the penalty area. The ball travels low towards the middle of the target, but David de Gea comes with a save and doesn’t allow it any further.
Ayoze Perez (Newcastle Utd) with a teasing cross into the area, but David de Gea (Manchester United) intercepts the ball.
Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) finds himself beyond the last defender, but the game is stopped by the referee after the linesman signals for offside.
Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle Utd) gets a shot from close range, but it is unluckily blocked by one of his teammates.
Gooal! No wait, it’s been ruled out for offside. Georginio Wijnaldum (Newcastle Utd) disagrees, but the assistant referee is sure about his call.
Memphis Depay (Manchester United) crosses into the box from near the side line, but he doesn’t hit it as he wanted, and it’s averted by the well-organized defence.
Aleksandar Mitrovic (Newcastle Utd) takes the penalty and scores! He buries the ball into the bottom the right corner!
Aleksandar Mitrovic (Newcastle Utd) is heading towards the penalty spot to take it.
Yellow card! It’s like Chris Smalling (Manchester United) was asking for a caution with his behaviour. Michael Dean agrees and books him.
Chris Smalling (Manchester United) is penalised for holding. Michael Dean signals for a set piece. Newcastle Utd are awarded a penalty! The opposing players are protesting, but the referee had an easy-decision to make.
Jack Colback (Newcastle Utd) goes over to take the corner kick and it looks like he will swing the ball into the penalty box.
Daryl Janmaat (Newcastle Utd) produces a lovely ball into the penalty area but the defender manages to intercept and comfortably averts the danger. The assistant referee makes a right call and Newcastle Utd will have a corner.
Here comes a substitution. Memphis Depay (Manchester United) is brought on as a substitute for Jesse Lingard.
Jack Colback (Newcastle Utd) strikes from the edge of the box, but hits it really poorly and sends the ball way wide of the left post.
Georginio Wijnaldum (Newcastle Utd) has a shot blocked from inside the box.
Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) looks to break free, but an opposing player clears.
Jack Colback (Newcastle Utd) sends a cross into the box that is cleared.
Ander Herrera (Manchester United) receives a short pass from Anthony Martial (Manchester United), but the opposition’s defence thwarts his effort.
Michael Dean blows the whistle, Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) is penalised for a foul.
Cheik Tiote (Newcastle Utd) attempts to find Aleksandar Mitrovic, but puts far too much on the pass and the chance is gone. The ball is out of the pitch and it’s a goal kick for Manchester United.
Jack Colback (Newcastle Utd) swings in the corner kick, but one of the defenders leaps into the air and clears the ball away with a header.
Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle Utd) fails to send a pass into the box. His effort is cut out. The ball goes behind for a corner. Newcastle Utd will have an opportunity to endanger the opposition’s goal.
Ayoze Perez (Newcastle Utd) takes the corner which is cleared.
Daryl Janmaat (Newcastle Utd) whips a promising cross into the box, but the opposition’s defence intercepts the ball. The ball goes out-of-play. Newcastle Utd are awarded a corner kick.
Chris Smalling (Manchester United) gives away foul for a clumsy challenge. Referee Michael Dean saw the whole situation.
What a big chance! Jesse Lingard (Manchester United) picks up an inch-perfect pass inside the box and fires the ball by a whisker of the right post.
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Daryl Janmaat (Newcastle Utd) covers his face with his hands after wasting a promising chance. He takes the rebound on the edge of the box but blazes the ball high over the crossbar.
The corner from Ayoze Perez (Newcastle Utd) is cleared away by the defence.
Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle Utd) gets inside the penalty area and sends a powerful shot that almost ends inside the net. The keeper is alert and makes a good save. Newcastle Utd win a corner.
Jack Colback (Newcastle Utd) produces a killer pass onto Aleksandar Mitrovic (Newcastle Utd), who loses the ball to one of the defenders.
Ayoze Perez (Newcastle Utd) attempted to send a defence-splitting pass into space where Georginio Wijnaldum was lurking. It could have put him one-on-one with the goalkeeper, but one of the defending players somehow manages to avert the threat. The ball is out-of-play. Newcastle Utd will take a throw-in.
The ball is passed from one Newcastle Utd player to another, and the game isn’t very exciting. Nothing lasts forever, though. They make a mistake, and possession is taken by the opponent.
The game restarts for the second half.
There has been no time for the supporters to get bored during the eventful opening 45 minutes. Both teams’ performances were spiced up with some breathtaking situations. Neither team able to really control the flow of the game. The home players attempt to beat the opposition’s defence using mostly counter-attacks, and so do the away players.
There will be nothing more to see in the first half. The whistle blowing of Michael Dean has ended it.
Chris Smalling (Manchester United) didn’t manage to convert the resulting corner kick into a goal. He produced a header from a dangerous position inside the box, but he missed far to left.
Daley Blind (Manchester United) will deliver the corner kick.
Anthony Martial (Manchester United) fires a shot at goal from a very promising position outside the penalty area, but it is blocked by a self-sacrificing defender. The ball is out-of-play. Manchester United will have a chance to score from a corner.
Michael Dean interrupts the game. One of the players from Manchester United got the ball, but his effort is judged as a rough play.
Goal! Georginio Wijnaldum (Newcastle Utd) pounced on a loose ball inside the penalty area, and beats the goalkeeper with a shot into the bottom right corner. He makes it 1:2.
What a beautiful long-range strike by Fabricio Coloccini (Newcastle Utd). He is quite unlucky as his shot flies just over the bar.
Georginio Wijnaldum (Newcastle Utd) whips the ball in, but it can’t reach any of his teammates as the opposition’s defence averts the threat.
Goal – 0:2! Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) tees up Jesse Lingard (Manchester United) inside the box and he rolls the ball into the bottom right corner and past Rob Elliot (Newcastle Utd).
Matteo Darmian (Manchester United) attempts to surprise the keeper with a shot from distance, but it lacks more accuracy and it goes high over the crossbar.
The Manchester United players keep the ball and are exchanging a combination of passes. They are waiting for gaps in defence to open up.
Cheik Tiote (Newcastle Utd) is awarded a yellow card for his tackle. He doesn’t seem to agree with the decision, but Michael Dean won’t hear any protests.
The ball is cleared after Jesse Lingard (Manchester United) attempted to dribble past an opposing player.
Ayoze Perez (Newcastle Utd) attempts to find one of his teammates, but puts far too much on the pass and the chance is gone. The ball goes out-of-play and Manchester United will have a goal kick.
Ayoze Perez (Newcastle Utd) produces a cross from the resulting free kick from just outside the box, but the goalkeeper smothers the ball.
Newcastle Utd earn a free kick which could lead to a goal-scoring opportunity.
Ander Herrera (Manchester United) sees a yellow card from Michael Dean after he sent one of the opposing players to the ground.
Georginio Wijnaldum (Newcastle Utd) darts into the penalty area to latch on to a pass, and he unleashes a low drive towards the middle of the net, but David de Gea (Manchester United) is alert and denies his effort.
Close! Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) picks it up in space and from inside the penalty area sends a shot that sails inches wide of the right post.
Michael Dean shows a yellow card to Marouane Fellaini (Manchester United) for a tough tackle.
Marouane Fellaini (Manchester United) is first to the rebound but his shot is blocked. Wow, what an escape there for the opposition.
There’s an opportunity for Daley Blind (Manchester United) to deliver the ball into the box from a corner.
A brilliant through ball from Ashley Young (Manchester United) as he picks out Ander Herrera, who darted into a free space to take the pass. Ander Herrera (Manchester United) didn’t find any of his teammates inside the box as his pass was blocked. The ball is out-of-play. A goal-scoring opportunity from a corner for Manchester United.
Jack Colback (Newcastle Utd) puts a cross into the box from the free kick but it’s cleared.
Rough tackle by Daley Blind (Manchester United). The referee blows his whistle for a foul. A free kick to Newcastle Utd. They can move closer towards the goal.
One of the players from Newcastle Utd times his run too early, and the referee blows his whistle for offside.
Marouane Fellaini (Manchester United) trips an opposition player, and Michael Dean signals a foul.
Daryl Janmaat (Newcastle Utd) found some space to dink a cross from the side into the box, but it would have to be more precise to threaten the opponent.
Anthony Martial (Manchester United) produces a solo run, but he fails to create a chance as the opposition player cuts him out.
Jack Colback (Newcastle Utd) sends a long ball in, but David de Gea comfortably gathers the ball.
Anthony Martial (Manchester United) races towards goal but the defender gets back well to make a challenge. It’s a throw-in for Manchester United.
Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) shows his incredible technical ability by sending the ball into free space and Anthony Martial latches onto his pass.
Ashley Young (Manchester United) 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.
Morgan Schneiderlin (Manchester United) slides a pass forward, but one of the defenders cuts it out.
Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) smoothly converts the penalty with a beautiful low drive into the right side of the goal.
Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) will take the responsibility and he is already preparing the ball.
Handball by Chancel Mbemba (Newcastle Utd). PENALTY TO Manchester United! Almost the whole opponent’s team is gathered around the referee. A lot of emotions are being shown. However, the decision has been made and it is final.
Daley Blind (Manchester United) looks like he will be the one to try and deliver a quality ball into the penalty box from the corner kick.
Matteo Darmian (Manchester United) produces a quality pass into the box, the opposition’s defence intercepts the ball and spanks it away. Manchester United earn a corner.
Ashley Young (Manchester United) produces a cross into the box. The opposition’s defence clears the ball to safety.
A player from Newcastle Utd takes his opponent down, the referee blows the whistle for a foul.
Ayoze Perez (Newcastle Utd) floats the free kick into the box, but the delivery is easily cleared by the first man.
Marouane Fellaini (Manchester United) holds his opponent to prevent him from getting the ball and the referee blows for a foul after seeing the whole situation. Newcastle Utd have a free kick.
Daryl Janmaat (Newcastle Utd) dinks a cross into the box as he attempts to find one of his teammates, but the defence manages to make a clearance.
Jack Colback (Newcastle Utd) takes the corner but it has been cleared.
Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle Utd) can’t slip the ball through and the move breaks down. Newcastle Utd will take a corner kick.
Newcastle Utd keep the tempo of the game and take a quick free kick.
Marouane Fellaini (Manchester United) makes an unfair challenge by holding his opponent to prevent him from getting the ball.
The referee blows his whistle and we are underway.
Newcastle Utd will kick the game off.
Michael Dean was nominated as a referee for this game.
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