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Newcastle beat Man Utd to end winless home run

11 Feb 2018
Newcastle United v Manchester United

Matt Ritchie scores only goal and debutant Martin Dubravka stars in goal as Magpies claim first win in nine matches at St James' Park

Matt Ritchie scored the only goal as Newcastle United beat Manchester United for their first league win at St James' Park since October.

The winger struck on 65 minutes after Florian Lejeune had denied Alexis Sanchez an open goal at the other end. 

In the first half David De Gea saved from Jonjo Shelvey and Newcastle goalkeeper Martin Dubravka on his debut denied Anthony Martial one-on-one. 

Ritchie's first goal of the season came when Lejeune and Dwight Gayle flicked on Shelvey's deep free-kick for the unmarked Scot to finish.

Man Utd were denied an equaliser by two goal-saving blocks by Gayle and a stoppage-time save by Dubravka.

The win lifts Newcastle out of the relegation zone to 13th. Man Utd remain second, but 16 points behind Manchester City and only two ahead of Liverpool.

See: Newcastle reportMan Utd report

Next fixtures

Newcastle: 24 Feb v AFC Bournemouth (A)
Man Utd: 25 Feb v Chelsea (H)

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