Newcastle denied as Cavani rescues point for Man Utd

Newcastle denied as Cavani rescues point for Man Utd


Allan Saint-Maximin scores for Newcastle
Since joining prior to the 2019-20 campaign, Allan Saint-Maximin is the only Newcastle player in double figures for goals (10) and assists (11) in the Premier League

Edinson Cavani came off the bench to score an equaliser for an out-of-sorts Manchester United and dash Newcastle’s hopes of a priceless second win of the Premier League season.

The Uruguayan was introduced after an error-strewn and at times shambolically poor first half from the visitors, during which they conspired to partly gift Allan Saint-Maximin the opening goal.

Cavani immediately added greater threat to a blunt attack, side-footing one effort wide before finding the net at the third time of asking with a poked shot from inside the box.

It was cruel on Newcastle, who defended with determination and counter-attacked with intensity to produce their finest display of the campaign at a vociferous St James’ Park.

Had Saint-Maximin followed up his superb first-half run and finish with cleaner contact on a shot from point-blank range soon after the break, or Jacob Murphy’s late effort found net instead of post, the home side would likely have the victory they deserved.

David de Gea must also take some credit courtesy of a number of superb saves, none better than the one-handed tip over to deny Miguel Almiron’s follow-up drive following the Murphy shot.

The point is scant reward for the Magpies and leaves them 19th on 11 points, two from safety but having played more games than all their rivals – and four more than Burnley in 18th.

Cavani’s goal ensured that Ralf Rangnick did not suffer a first loss as interim Red Devils boss, but the point does not help them hugely in their quest for a top-four spot.

They have games in hand on those above them, but are seven points behind fourth-placed Arsenal.

To add to Newcastle’s sense of injustice they also lost influential forwards Saint-Maximin and Callum Wilson to injury during the game.

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Newcastle United

  1. Squad number1Player nameDúbravka

  2. Squad number17Player nameKrafth

  3. Squad number5Player nameSchär

  4. Squad number6Player nameLascelles

  5. Squad number19Player nameManquillo

  6. Squad number21Player nameFraser

  7. Squad number36Player nameS Longstaff

  8. Squad number8Player nameShelvey

  9. Squad number7Player nameJoelinton

  10. Squad number10Player nameSaint-Maximin

  11. Squad number9Player nameWilson

  1. Squad number23Player nameMurphy

  2. Squad number24Player nameAlmirón

  3. Squad number34Player nameGayle

Manchester United

  1. placeholderSquad number21Player nameCavani
  2. placeholderSquad number25Player nameSancho
  3. p06jcwf9Squad number31Player nameMatic



Formation 4-5-1

  • 1Dúbravka
  • 17KrafthBooked at 66mins
  • 5Schär
  • 6Lascelles
  • 19ManquilloBooked at 90mins
  • 21FraserSubstituted forAlmirónat 75′minutes
  • 36S Longstaff
  • 8Shelvey
  • 7JoelintonBooked at 70mins
  • 10Saint-MaximinSubstituted forGayleat 83′minutes
  • 9WilsonSubstituted forMurphyat 45+6′minutes


  • 16Hendrick
  • 23Murphy
  • 24Almirón
  • 27Woodman
  • 29Gillespie
  • 32Anderson
  • 34Gayle
  • 56White

Man Utd

Formation 4-2-2-2

  • 1de Gea
  • 20Dalot
  • 19Varane
  • 5MaguireBooked at 68mins
  • 27Telles
  • 39McTominaySubstituted forMaticat 78′minutes
  • 17FredSubstituted forSanchoat 45′minutes
  • 10Rashford
  • 18Bruno FernandesBooked at 66mins
  • 11GreenwoodSubstituted forCavaniat 45′minutes
  • 7Cristiano RonaldoBooked at 57mins


  • 4Jones
  • 21Cavani
  • 23Shaw
  • 25Sancho
  • 26Henderson
  • 29Wan-Bissaka
  • 31Matic
  • 34van de Beek
  • 36Elanga

Craig Pawson


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