Premier League

Man Utd beat Newcastle 3-2 to keep alive European hopes

Manchester United's Amad Diallo (R) celebrates with Bruno Fernandes (Photo/ Oli SCARFF/AFP)

In Summary: Mainoo, Amad and Hojlund on scoresheet in 3-2 victory to move Red Devils level on 57 points with Magpies, ahead of a final day visit to Brighton.

Manchester, (UK):- Manchester United kept their hopes for European football live with a convincing 3-2 victory over Newcastle United at Old Trafford on Wednesday.

Goals from Kobbie Mainoo, Amad Diallo and Rasmus Hojlund were enough to send Ten Hag’s men level with the visitors at 57 points whose goals came from Anthony Gordon and a late stunner from Lewis Hall, both teams in the race for Europe.

The Match

The visitors certainly enjoyed the better of the opening 10 minutes, yet almost found themselves behind when Casemiro’s overhead kick sailed narrowly over the bar.

That seemed to spark the Red Devils into life, as they went close through Amad Diallo and Alejandro Garnacho before taking the lead on the half-hour.

Amad’s pass into the box was subtly flicked on by the classy Bruno Fernandes, finding Kobbie Mainoo – inexplicably played onside by Kieran Trippier – and the United teenager applied an accomplished finish to break the deadlock.

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Amad then scored his first Premier League goal to put the hosts 2-1 up in the second half, before Rasmus Hojlund came off the bench to wrap up the points.

The hosts were indebted to Onana as he then made two big saves, smothering Sean Longstaff one-on-one and stretching to tip substitute Joelinton’s shot over the bar.

Lewis Hall took advantage of some slack defending in stoppage time to set up a nervy finish, but the hosts held strong to see out the win.

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Erik ten Hag’s side remain in eighth but are now level on points with Newcastle, who have a superior goal difference. Chelsea’s win at Brighton means the Magpies drop to seventh.

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