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Newcastle vs Manchester United: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer clinches fourth consecutive win

Re-live coverage of the match at St James' Park

Ethan Georgiou,Harry Latham-Coyle
Wednesday 02 January 2019 20:06 GMT
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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's dream start to life in the Manchester United hotseat continued at Newcastle as the caretaker manager emulated Sir Matt Busby's record feat of winning his first four league matches in charge.

The encouraging post-Jose Mourinho era continued at St James' Park, where the Norwegian's side emerged from their toughest test to date with another three points and a clean sheet to boot.

Solskjaer's Reds rode their luck at times as Christian Atsu proved a thorn in their side, but substitute Romelu Lukaku scored with his first touch of the game before Marcus Rashford wrapped up a 2-0 win at Rafael Benitez's struggling Newcastle.

It was a dogged display that showed flashes of exciting attacking football at a ground where United had fallen to defeat in February, thanks in no small part to a man-of-the-match display by Martin Dubravka.

Newcastle's goalkeeper was in the headlines for the wrong reasons this time as he spilled a stinging Rashford free-kick, allowing sub Lukaku to turn home just 38 seconds after coming on.​ Rashford joined in on the act by completing a fine counter-attack as the visitors took their goal tally to 14 goals in four matches. Re-live the action below:

What time does it start?

Newcastle United vs Manchester United kicks off at 8pm (GMT)

Where can I watch it?

The match will be shown live on Sky Sports Premier League. Sky customers can also view the action online live on the Sky Go app.

Independent Sport will also keep you up to date with the goals as the fly in via our live blog.

Player to watch

Paul Pogba: Mourinho never got the best out of the French World Cup winner but finally he’s back. With an astonishing four goals, three assists and two Man of the Matches in his last three games, Pogba is showing what he’s capable of.

Form guide

Newcastle Utd: DLDWLD

Manchester Utd: WWWLWD

Odds

Newcastle Utd to win: 19/4

Manchester Utd to win: 3/5

Draw: 3/1

Prediction

Newcastle Utd 1-4 Manchester Utd: Manchester Utd have looked like a completely different side of late and finally Pogba is beginning to recreate his impressive World Cup form under the new manager. Newcastle are struggling to consistently pick up points and I think they’ll slump to a defeat against a confident side.

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Welcome

Good evening and welcome to The Independent's live coverage of tonight's Premier League football.

We will be focusing on Newcastle vs Manchester United to see whether Ole Gunnar Solskjaer can make it four from four. 

Jack Watson2 January 2019 16:01
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Six games for our consumption this evening, with 12 more Premier League clubs looking to get 2019 off to the perfect start.

We'll be bringing you goal updates from the five 7.45pm kick-offs and more detailed coverage of Newcastle and Manchester United at St James' Park, which gets under way at 8.00pm.

Team news from each of the five early games will be in shortly....

Harry Latham-Coyle2 January 2019 18:39
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TEAM NEWS - Bournemouth vs Watford

Kick-off at the Vitality Stadium has been delayed by 15 minutes due to an incident in the East Stand.

Nevertheless, here is the team news:

Harry Latham-Coyle2 January 2019 18:49
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TEAM NEWS - Chelsea vs Southampton

Harry Latham-Coyle2 January 2019 18:50
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TEAM NEWS - Huddersfield vs Burnley

Harry Latham-Coyle2 January 2019 18:51
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TEAM NEWS - West Ham vs Brighton

Samir Nasri comes straight onto the West Ham bench after joining the club this week

Harry Latham-Coyle2 January 2019 18:53
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TEAM NEWS - Wolves vs Crystal Palace

Harry Latham-Coyle2 January 2019 18:54
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​Got all of that?

As mentioned, this man returns to the Premier League tonight, Samir Nasri on the bench and ready for action should West Ham call upon him this evening.

Harry Latham-Coyle2 January 2019 18:55
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Not too long to digest all of the team news elsewhere.

Just a couple of minutes until the starting lineups are named on Tyneside. Will Alexis Sanchez make an immediate return to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's first XI?

Harry Latham-Coyle2 January 2019 18:58
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TEAM NEWS - Newcastle vs Manchester United

Harry Latham-Coyle2 January 2019 19:00

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