EPL: Key numbers from Manchester United's 4-1 win over Newcastle
Three late goals helped Manchester United earn just their second win of the Premier League 2020-21 campaign. United, who were heading towards a 1-1 draw at St James' Park, scored thrice in the dying stages to clinch an impressive 4-1 win. This was a sound response from United, who were thrashed 6-1 by Tottenham before the international break. Here are the records broken.
United leave it late against the Magpies
Newcastle went ahead inside two minutes after Emil Krafth's cross came off defender Luke Shaw and beat keeper David de Gea. United captain Harry Maguire equalized in the 23rd minute to help the visitors back into the game. In the 58th minute, United missed a penalty as things looked to end in a draw. However, they left it late by scoring three late goals.
Crucial numbers scripted by both sides
Newcastle United conceded four goals at home in the Premier League for the first time since April 5, 2014, also against Manchester United (4-0). The Red Devils enjoyed their 10th comeback win against Newcastle in the Premier League. The Magpies are without a clean sheet in seven Premier League home games. Manchester United have scored five own goals against Newcastle in the Premier League.
Notable stats scripted by the Manchester United players
Juan Mata has been directly involved in nine goals against Newcastle in the Premier League (four goals, five assists). Bruno Fernandes has been directly involved in 20 goals in his 18 Premier League appearances for Manchester United (11 goals, nine assists), scoring in each of his last three games. Aaron Wan-Bissaka became the 116th different player to score for United in the Premier League.
This is how the two teams have fared this season
The Red Devils have played four matches so far this season. They have registered two wins and two losses up till now. Notably, both their wins have come away from home. United have a goal difference of -3. They have scored nine and conceded 12 so far. Meanwhile, Newcastle are 11th, with seven points from five games.