FULL-TIME AT ST. JAMES’ PARK: Newcastle United 1-1 Manchester United
Bad news for Newcastle United as Frenchman Allan Saint Maximin has pulled up injured. He joins Callum Wilson on the sidelines.
STATS: Newcastle United have conceded 80 goals in the Premier League in 2021 – the most any side has conceded in the competition across a calendar year. The last top-flight team to concede more over the course of a year were West Bromwich Albion in 1985 (87 goals).
71′ MIN: Second half substitute Edinson Cavani brings the visitors level. Newcastle’s defence is breached again for the umpteenth time this season.
GOOOAAALLLLL!!!! Newcastle United 1-1 Manchester United (E. Cavani)
SECOND HALF UNDERWAY AT ST. JAMES’ PARK: Newcastle United 1-0 Manchester United
A stunning strike from Frenchman Saint Maximin gives the hosts a deserved lead going into the break. The Red Devils however have been anything but poor thus far. Striker Callum Wilson was subbed just before half-time for Jacob Murphy. That’s a huge blow for Newcastle United in their bid to beat the drop this season.
HALF-TIME AT ST. JAMES’ PARK: Newcastle United 1-0 Manchester United
7′ MIN: The hosts are in front, courtesy of Allan Saint Maximin.
GOOOAAALLLL!!! Newcastle United 1-0 Manchester United (A. Saint Maximin)
KICK-OFF AT ST. JAMES’ PARK: Newcastle United 0-0 Manchester United
As for Manchester United, coach Ralf Rangnick has included the returning Raphael Varane to partner club captain Harry Maguire in the heart of defence. The usual suspects in Cristiano Ronaldo, Marcus Rashford and Bruno Fernandes are also listed for tonight’s clash.
Newcastle manager Eddie Howe has named a strong line-up which boasts the attacking trio of Callum Wilson, Allan Saint-Maximin and Joelinton. Hopefully, the Toon Army can inflict damage on the Red Devils.
Good evening and welcome to Apex Football’s coverage of Newcastle United vs Manchester United, which is set to take place at St. James’ Park. Fans are still basking in the festive and holiday mood but that may not be the case for the Magpies and their supporters, as they would be seeking the perfect holiday present – by getting something out of this final Monday Night Football fixture for the 2021 calendar year.