(ANSA) – ROME, DEC 27 – Newcastle-Manchester United ended 1-1, match of the 19th matchday in the Premier League. At St James ‘Park the hosts, returning from three consecutive knockouts, were the first to score (7’) thanks to a fine goal by Saint-Maximin who took advantage of a defensive indecision from Varane. And, despite the poor ranking (penultimate with just 11 points after the draw this evening), the team coached by Eddie Howe showed resourcefulness, holding the initiative for a long time, but without being able to secure the result.
With Cristiano Ronaldo not in the evening, Ralf Rangnick at the start of the second half relied on Cavani, who took over from Greenwood. And the Uruguayan repaid the confidence of the German coach by catching the draw with a right from the center of the area that beat Dubravka. In the final double sensational opportunity for Newcastle: Murphy hit the post on De Gea’s left, ball to Almiron and the goalkeeper flew to deflect a ball that seemed to be already in the net for a corner.
United rises to 28 points (seventh place) and, even if they have two games to recover due to Covid, the Champions area remains far away. (HANDLE).
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