Spoils Shared At St James’ Park

A resilient Newcastle United side fought back to see their side play out to a thrilling 3-3 draw against Manchester United in the English Premier League at St James’ Park on Tuesday.  The visitors got an early break when they were awarded a penalty when the ball seemed to find the hand of Chancel Mbemba in the area.  Wayne Rooney converted the spot kick to put his side in the lead.
The early goal seemed to spur the men from Manchester on as they had come close in front of goal and should have doubled their lead through Rooney.  They did not make the same mistake at the second bite of the cherry in the 38th minute.  This time it was Jesse Lingard who slotted home a perfect pass from his skipper.
The hosts did get one back shortly thereafter through Georginio Wijnaldum who latched on to an Aleksandar Mitrovic header on the volley to beat David De Gea.  After the break the Magpies were knocking on the door asking all the questions.  They drew level through a Mitrovic penalty not long after the restart and applied tremendous pressure on their visitors.
The Old Trafford side took the lead once more through a thunderous strike from the team captain but their lead did not last long as Paul Dummett scored the final goal of the night, also from range, to draw level one more time at 3-3.  The draw sees Louis Van Gaal’s men in sixth position while Steve McClaren’s side are still in 18th place.