October 21, 2016

Newcastle, Man Utd in six-goal draw

Paul Dummett’s late strike rescued a point for Newcastle as Manchester United missed the chance to go level on points with fourth-placed Tottenham, reports BBC.

It was a remarkable end to a game that had seen the away side lead twice.

Wayne Rooney’s penalty and Jesse Lingard’s finish put them 2-0 up before Georginio Wijnaldum and Aleksandar Mitrovic’s penalty levelled the scores.

Rooney’s second looked to have won it for Louis van Gaal’s side but Dummett salvaged the draw in the last minute.

The point earned is not enough to lift Newcastle out of the bottom three – they remain a point and place behind 17th-placed Swansea – but it represents another notable improvement following three successive 1-0 league defeats.

For Louis van Gaal’s side, it will represent two points lost and a step backwards after back-to-back Premier League and FA Cup victories had offered improvement on a winless December.

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