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Lukaku helps Solskjaer maintain winning start

3 Jan 2019
Newcastle United 0-2 Manchester United

Substitute scores with first touch as 2-0 win at Newcastle continues Man Utd caretaker manager's perfect start

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer continued his perfect start as caretaker manager as Manchester United beat Newcastle United 2-0 to move within six points of the top four.

Christian Atsu troubled the Man Utd defence three times during the first half as the home side pushed for a goal. 

But Man Utd took the lead in the 64th minute when Marcus Rashford's free-kick was spilled by Martin Dubravka and Romelu Lukaku pounced with his first touch after coming on as a substitute.

The visitors doubled their lead when another substitute Alexis Sanchez played in Rashford, who neatly slotted through Dubravka's legs.

Man Utd are sixth on 38 points, three adrift of fifth-placed Arsenal and six behind Chelsea in fourth.

Newcastle are 15th with 18 points.

See: Newcastle report | Man Utd report

Next fixtures

Newcastle: 12 Jan v Chelsea (A)
Man Utd: 13 Jan v Spurs (A)

 

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