Newcastle stun lacklustre Man Utd

English Premier League

Manchester United's struggles in the Premier League continued after falling to a 1-0 defeat to Newcastle United on Sunday evening.

The Red Devils started with Diogo Dalot, Fred and Juan Mata with Victor Lindelof, Paul Pogba and Jesse Lingard out injured, while Matthew Longstaff made his Newcastle debut alongside his older brother Sean.

Both sides made a slow start to the match, with goal-scoring chances on either end totally far off the mark.

Debutant Longstaff almost broke the deadlock two minutes to the half-hour mark when he clipped the crossbar with a well hit effort.

Andreas Pereira got away from a one-on-one challenge and shot from outside the area five minutes to halftime, but Martin Dubravka collected comfortably.

Newcastle boss Steve Bruce called on the big man Andy Carrol ten minutes into the second half after struggling to get going up front.

The Red Devils battled to get momentum up top, with their every passing move around the area falling flat on the back. Injury led the visitors to their first change 60 minutes in after Dalot struggled to carry on and was duly replaced by Marcos Rojo.

Longstaff brought the stadium to life in the last 18 minutes when he drilled home from the edge of the area following a fast-paced counter-attack.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looked for an immediate response in the closing stages of the match, but proved wasteful in attack.

The Magpies ran out comfortable victors with manager Bruce winning for the first time against the club he spent many years as a player.