Edinson Cavani scored in the 71st minute to help Manchester United rally for a 1-1 draw with Newcastle United yesterday. Among other Premier League football news, United barely tied 1-1 with Newcastle away at St. James’ Park on Monday night.
The result left the Old Trafford side seventh in the standings because they have 28 points from 17 games. That’s the same as West Ham, but they are still placing behind the Hammers, currently sixth, due to goal difference.
Meanwhile, Newcastle remain 19th on the Premier League table after their scant 11 points from 19 matches.
Premier League Football News – United Barely Tied 1-1 with Newcastle
Early on, Allan Saint-Maximin cut to his right and toe-poked a knuckling shot inside David De Gea’s far post. So, by the 7th minute, Newcastle United had already made it 1-0 at home.
Then, Jonjo Shelvey’s lengthy run through midfield led to a fine shot from distance that was on target. And it forced a save from De Gea to preserve Man United’s one-goal deficit.
The visitors, who dominated possession, nonetheless could not produce much on the attacking front throughout the first half.
Indeed, Newcastle took their narrow lead into the dressing room at the break.
In an effort to jumpstart his team’s attack, Manchester United boss Ralf Rangnick brought on Jadon Sancho and Edinson Cavani. They thus replaced Fred and Mason Greenwood, respectively, at half-time.
Consequently, Bruno Fernandes’ lovely low cross into the area perfectly set up Cavani near the penalty spot. But unfortunately, the Uruguayan fluffed his lines and dribbled a first time shot wide of the near post.
On the other hand, Newcastle looked dangerous after the break too, and throughout the second half. In fact, Saint-Maximin, Ryan Fraser, and substitute Jacob Murphy all came close to scoring for the hosts before 70 minutes.
And these misses from the hosts proved costly when Cavani levelled for Manchester United with under 20 minutes to play.
The agile striker fired home from his own rebound, all after Diogo Dalot’s perfect cross in from the right flank.
De Gea tipped a curling Miguel Almiron strike over the crossbar late in the second half to preserve the draw. So, finally, both teams settled for a point on the night.