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Man Utd vs Newcastle: Martial, Greenwood & Rashford send United 4 points behind top 4

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Newcastle United held an early lead at OId Trafford but were soundly beaten in the end, going down 4-1 to Manchester United.

Manchester United return to winning ways as Anthony Martial scored twice in a 4-1 triumph over a generous Newcastle United side at Old Trafford.
Having lost 2-0 to then-bottom Watford last time out, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side appeared to be suffering a Christmas hangover when they fell behind to Matty Longstaff’s 17th-minute opener on Boxing Day.

Manchester United’s defence had been given an early reprieve when Dwight Gayle carelessly blazed over when clean through, but Longstaff – scorer of the only goal in the reverse fixture back in early October – made them pay, collecting Joelinton’s layoff before angling a low shot beyond David de Gea.

However, any thoughts Steve Bruce may have harboured of completing a league double over his former club had disappeared by half-time.

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