Manchester United scored three late goals at Newcastle to earn victory and help ease the misery inflicted by the heavy defeat against Tottenham.
It was an incredible final few minutes for a team who looked as if they had blown their chance of three points following Bruno Fernandes’ failure from the penalty spot in the 58th minute.
United needed a positive reaction following that 6-1 thumping by Spurs before the international break, but their hopes suffered a blow when Emil Krafth’s cross came off defender Luke Shaw and beat keeper David de Gea.
Harry Maguire, who like his side has endured an unsettled period, equalised to haul the visitors back into the game.
And it looked as if the match was set to turn in their favour in the second half when referee Craig Pawson, after consulting the pitch-side monitor, judged Jamal Lewis to have fouled Marcus Rashford and awarded a penalty.
However, Fernandes, who previously had a 100% record from the spot for United, saw his fierce strike brilliantly pushed away by Karl Darlow.
The Portugal midfielder was not to be denied though and with four minutes remaining he finally beat the Magpies keeper with a thumping finish, before Aaron Wan Bissaka, with his first for the club, and Rashford ensured United’s second win of the season.
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- 17KrafthBooked at 67mins
- 14HaydenSubstituted forSchärat 49′minutes
- 9JoelintonSubstituted forFraserat 72′minutes
- 16HendrickSubstituted forAlmirónat 88′minutes
- 13C Wilson
- 1de Gea
- 17FredSubstituted forPogbaat 69′minutes
- 8MataSubstituted forMaticat 90+2′minutes
- 18Bruno Fernandes
- 21JamesBooked at 37minsSubstituted forvan de Beekat 76′minutes
- 34van de Beek
- Craig Pawson
Match ends, Newcastle United 1, Manchester United 4.
Second Half ends, Newcastle United 1, Manchester United 4.
Goal! Newcastle United 1, Manchester United 4. Marcus Rashford (Manchester United) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Bruno Fernandes with a through ball.
Corner, Manchester United. Conceded by Federico Fernández.
Attempt blocked. Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Donny van de Beek.
Foul by Harry Maguire (Manchester United).
Callum Wilson (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Substitution, Manchester United. Nemanja Matic replaces Juan Mata.
Goal! Newcastle United 1, Manchester United 3. Aaron Wan-Bissaka (Manchester United) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Marcus Rashford.
Substitution, Newcastle United. Miguel Almirón replaces Jeff Hendrick.
Goal! Newcastle United 1, Manchester United 2. Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left to the top right corner. Assisted by Marcus Rashford following a fast break.
Foul by Paul Pogba (Manchester United).
Callum Wilson (Newcastle United) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Donny van de Beek (Manchester United).
Jeff Hendrick (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Harry Maguire (Manchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Paul Pogba.
Substitution, Manchester United. Donny van de Beek replaces Daniel James.
Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Fabian Schär (Newcastle United).
Substitution, Newcastle United. Ryan Fraser replaces Joelinton.