Newcastle v Man United LIVE commentary and team news: Under-fire Solskjaer faces key Premier League clash
Oct. 15, 2020
Newcastle host under-fire Manchester United as this weekend’s thrilling GameDay finishes with a flourish.
Steve Bruce’s Magpies have done well so far this season, sitting in ninth having taking seven points from 12.
United, meanwhile, are coming in for heavy criticised after lost two of their three opening games including being hammered by Tottenham last time out.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer must turn things around for the Red Devils but that won’t be easy at St James’ Park.
United lost 1-0 on their trip to the Toon last season after Matthew Longstaff fired home a dramatic winner.
talkSPORT will be in the north east to bring you all the action exclusively live.
Newcastle v Man United: How to listen
This match will get under way at 8pm on Saturday, October 17.
Full coverage from St James’ Park will be live on talkSPORT, with our coverage starting at 7:30pm.
Faye Carruthers will be your host before commentary from Nigel Adderley and Steve McClaren.
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Newcastle v Man United: Team news
Newcastle have several issues to contend with ahead of the match with Martin Dubravka and Matt Ritchie out and Jamaal Lascelles, Ciaran Clark and Allan Saint-Maximin all doubtful.
Dwight Gayle and Matthew Longstaff are also sidelined while Paul Dummett and DeAndre Yedlin could miss out as well.
Summer signing Ryan Fraser is in line for his first start.
For United, Anthony Martial is suspended following his red card against Tottenham.
Deadline day arrival Edinson Cavani can not feature as he is still in COVID quarantine but fellow new signing Alex Telles could start.
Phil Jones remains their only major absentee and Donny van de Beek will be eager to get his first league start.
Newcastle v Man United: Match stats and facts
Newcastle have won two of their last three Premier League home games against Man Utd (L1), more than they had in their previous 13 against them at St James’ Park (W1 D3 L9). Manchester United lost this exact fixture 0-1 last season – they’ve not lost back-to-back away league games against Newcastle since December 1987. This is the first time Newcastle are facing Manchester United in a Premier League game while above them in the table since December 2013, when they won 1-0 at Old Trafford. Newcastle have had fewer shots on target than any other side in the Premier League this season (8). However, they’ve netted six goals, meaning they’ve scored with a league-high 75% of their attempts on target so far this term. Manchester United have shipped 11 Premier League goals so far this season, with only West Bromwich Albion (13) conceding more. It’s the second most the Red Devils have ever conceded three games into a league season, after 1930-31 (13). After a 14-game unbeaten run to finish the 2019-20 season, Man Utd have lost two of their three Premier League games so far this season. They’ve not lost as many as three of their opening four league games in a campaign since 1986-87. Away from home, Manchester United have won their last five Premier League matches, scoring at least twice each time. The Red Devils have never won six consecutive top-flight away matches while scoring more than once in each game. 17% of Manchester United’s Premier League goals since the start of last season have come from the penalty spot (12/71), the highest ratio among all clubs to have played in both campaigns. Callum Wilson has scored four goals in his first four Premier League games for Newcastle – the only player to score as many as five in their first five for the club was Loïc Rémy back in October 2013.
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