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Newcastle V Man. Utd - As it happened.

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Official line-ups for the Premier League game between Newcastle and Man United. BeSoccer

Newcastle V Man. Utd - As it happened.

Join us for live updates of Sunday's Premier League fixture between Newcastle and Manchester United at St. James' Park.

FT: Newcastle 1 - 0 Man United! Newcastle have done it! They have managed to hold on at St. James Park to secure all three points against the 'Red Devils' thanks to that goal from Matt Ritchie in the 64th minute.
The ball pings around Newcastle's six-yard box and forces a reflex save from Dubravka.
Late substitution for the home side as Perez is taken off for Hayden to add an extra defender in the box.
United have a corner at the death as Newcastle try to cling on, which they just about manage.
Four minutes added time.
Atsu is okay to continue.
Atsu is down after a high boot from Valencia, who also preceded to barge into the Newcastle player.
Jones commits a late challenge on Joselu.
Kenedy comes off for Atsu.
Benitez makes his first change as Gayle is replaced by Joselu.
The young McTominay is brought on in place of Matic.
Martial runs onto a ball over the top and manages to keep the chance alive as he passes it out to Young on the wing. However, Lejeune deals well with the resulting ball in s it goes out of play.
Perez goes down holding his head although replays show it might have just been a heavy hit from the ball.
With those substitutions, Carrick goes alongside Matic, with Martial on the left, Sanchez in the middle and Mata on the right behind Lukaku.
As Newcastle celebrate the goal, United make a double change as Mata and Carrick are brought on for Pogba and Lingard.
GOAL!! NEWCASTLE! From the free-kick, the home side enjoy great link-up play to set up Matt Ritchie who slots it into the back of the net to take a shock lead.
Smalling is booked for diving.
Dubravka is down injured after clashing with Yedlin. They put Sanchez free on goal but Lejeune was back to block the resulting shot. The goalkeeper is okay to continue.
Sanchez dazzles past some Newcastle players in the box but appears to drags his shot wide of the near post. The Chilean thinks United should have had a penalty though as the ball hit Lascelles before going out, but Craig Pawson disagrees.
The visitors put the ball in the back of the net through a Lukaku header but it won't count as Smalling commits a foul in the box during the build-up as he jumped up on Dummett.
United have a free-kick 30-yards out.
Dubravka is quick off his line to slide onto a dangerous ball from Young.
Ritchie strays inches offside in a wasted opportunity for the home side as the winger was free on goal.
Youngs cuts a ball back from the left for Martial but Newcastle stifle the shot and get it away from danger.
United get the second half underway with all still to play for.
HT: Newcastle 0 - 0 Man United! Lively opening 45 minutes at St. James Park which saw Newcastle dominate the early chances, forcing a great save from De Gea to deny Shelvey. United then grew into the half but lacked the creativity to create clear-cut chances with Lingard going the closet in the 32nd minute.
Late chance for United as Lukaku is set up by a Sanchez header. However, the Belgian skies it over the crossbar.
Yedlin was booked for pulling back Lingard.
The visitors have a free-kick on the left but Newcastle deal with it well to go straight on the counter.
United win a free-kick in the middle of the park.
Newcastle appeal for a penalty as Smalling catches Gayle in the corner of the 18-yard box but it isn't given. The luck is going against the home side today.
Lukaku whips in a dangerous cross after finding himself on the left wing. Martial jumps in to meet it but his header is wide of the target.
Gayle is annoyed not to be awarded a corner after Jones got the final touch before the ball went out at the goal-line. Officials disagree though.
Newcastle's on-loan keeper is doing a good job between the sticks, dealing with everything that United have thrown at him so far.
Dubravka is called into action again to deny Sanchez after the Chilean broke free to run through at goal.
Lukaku outpowers Lejeune to set up Sanchez who plays in Lingard. The England international hits a low shot which requires a full-stretch save from Dubravka to catch.
Kenedy, however, does get a shot away but it is straight at De Gea who punches clear.
Newcastle starting to edge their way back into it a bit. However the United back-line holds firm to prevent Shelvey trying another long-rang effort.
Newcastle have had just 20% possession in the last 10 minutes, yet United cannot create a clear-cut opportunity on goal.
Sanchez rises to head home a header but it's too high for the Chilean as he can't connect cleanly. The ball instead drops in the six-yard box and is collected by Dubravka.
Sanchez looks as if he will be United's best attacking option as his runs are already causing the Newcastle defence problems.
Lukaku was rightly judged offside by the official.
Newcastle enjoyed the majority of possession in the opening 10 minutes. However, momentum has shifted with United now growing into the game.
Sanchez showed some of his tenacity to beat Yedlin after a long-ball from midfield. The Chilean cut the ball back to Lukaku but he couldn't finish off, swiping at fresh air, much to the amusement of the home fans.
Martial makes an energetic run down the left but his cross is cut out by the Newcastle defence.
Sanchez was down holding his leg following a hefty challenge from Shelvey but the Chilean is up gingerly and will carry on.
You would not believe that Benitez's side lost the reverse fixture 4-1. They are looking the more dangerous side in the opening 10 minutes.
Free-kick for the home side in the middle of the park.
Newcastle are looking lively as Perez tries an emphatic long-rang effort which goes wide of its mark.
Perez hits the set-piece low which hits the United wall. The ball falls to Shelvey who hits a powerful shot and causes a great save from De Gea as it takes a deflection on its way towards the goal!
Newcastle win a free-kick just outside the box for a Smalling handball.
The French striker is up and will rejoin play.
Martial is down and holding his face after Diame caught him with a flailing arm.
Newcastle get today's game underway.
The players are leaving the tunnel at St. James Park with kick-off only minutes away!
The club have confirmed through their twitter that Marcus Rashford and Ander Herrera miss today's game through injury.
There will be tributes before the game at St. James' Park as Newcastle remember three people with special connections to the club.
As for United, Pogba is back in the starting XI after being benched in the 'Red Devils' 2-0 victory over Huddersfield Town last weekend as the team reverts back to the same squad who were punished 2-0 by Tottenham.
Newcastle's new loan signing Islam Slimani misses out as he fails to recover from injury in time to face Jose Mourinho's team today, however, there is a place for new boy Martin Dubravka, who arrived temporary from Sparta Prague in January, between the sticks.
Man United: De Gea; Valencia (c), Smalling, Jones, Young; Matic, Pogba, Sanchez, Lingard; Martial and Lukaku. Subs: Romero, Lindelof, Rojo, Shaw, Carrick, McTominay and Mata.
Newcastle: Dubravka; Yedlin, Lascelles (c), Lejeune, Dummett; Ritchie, Shelvey, Diame, Kenedy; Perez and Gayle. Subs: Darlow, Manquillo, Hayden, Merino, Atsu, Murphy and Joselu.
Hello and welcome to Sunday's Premier League game between Newcastle and Man United at St. James' Park. The reverse fixture ended 4-1 in favour of Jose Mourinho side so Rafa Benitez will be hoping for a better showing today.
Anna Woodberry

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