19-year-old midfielder Matty Longstaff scored the only goal to help Newcastle beat Man Utd 1-0, in the 8 Premier League round on 6/10.
First time playing in the Premier League, Longstaff has left a special impression with a long shot that scored Man Utd. “He is our own product,” the Newcastle audience chanted after Longstaff scored in the 72nd minute. The goal came at a time when Man Utd was most excited, knocking down the will of the teacher. game Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
The two teams entered cautiously, making the first half not many opportunities. After about 25 minutes, the match speed was pushed up. After Man Utd braked the ball with successive balls, Newcastle responded with a dangerous opportunity. In the 28th minute, from the cross of Saint-Maximin on the left, Longstaff took a long shot to defeat goalkeeper De Gea. But, the ball hit the edge on the crossbar and flew out. A minute later, Fabian Schar attacked and hit the crossbar, causing many Newcastle fans to hold their heads in regret.
Man Utd did not finish the goal in the AZ draw in the Europa League midweek. They also had to wait until 41 minutes at St James’ Park to hit the goal, from Pereira’s personal effort. The visitors then missed the chance to score ten. Center-back Maguire attacked and struck the city in no one, but did not hit the target.
Solskjaer didn’t make a substitution at half-time, but pushed Mata to a higher kick to support Rashford. This change makes Man Utd more dangerous when on the ball. In the 59th minute, Pereira crossed the ball low for James to rush in but could not buffer the ball. The Welsh midfielder said he was pulled from behind but the referee did not blow the whistle.
In the remaining minutes, Man Utd has many fixed situations but cannot take advantage. They did not create enough pressure to score with a live ball. Solskjaer teachers and students last a series of 11 games without winning away. They fell to 12th place with only nine points. This was their worst start since the 1989-1990 season, with eight points through the first eight rounds. That year, Alex Ferguson’s teachers and students finished the season at 13th place.