Match report: Goalless encounter at Old Trafford
Newcastle united keeps proving their solidarity after earning a much deserved point at Old Trafford with goalless draw against Manchester united in game week 11 of the Premier League.
The game wasn’t the most exiting with a limited number of clear cut chances from both sides, with a lot of protests towards the referee, Craig Pawson, as Newcastle appealed for a penalty in the first half for Callum Wilson against Raphaël Varane, while the hosts claimed the deserved two penalties, one for Ronaldo against Kieran Trippier, and the other is for Sancho against Sean Longstaff.
Man of the match:
Although it was a goalless game but Bruno Fernandes produced one of his finest performances this season.
With the absence of Eriksen today, the Portuguese carried the burden of play making, and he was spot on toady with remarkable statistics, with 35 accurate passes, 7 successful duels, 5 successful tackles, 3 key passes.
Dan Burn produced a low par performance as he was substituted in the 78 minutes for Matt Targett.
Newcastle defender, who was deployed in the left back position, lost all the ground duels (6) and committed 3 fouls.
Today was Manchester United’s 76th Premier League goalless draw, 31 of which have come since Alex Ferguson’s retirement in 2013 (41%) – the most of any side in the competition since the start of 2013-14.
What the result means for both teams?
Manchester United remains in the 5th place with 16 points, while Newcastle also remained in the 6th place with 15 points
What is next for both teams?
Manchester United will host Tottenham at Old Trafford on Wednesday 19 October 2022, Newcastle – also on the same date – will host Everton.