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United 2 Newcastle 1

Manchester United eased into the fourth round of the Capital One Cup with a decent performance against Newcastle.

As has become the norm in this competition, Sir Alex Ferguson rested several of his big-name players and opted to parade a few of his youngsters.

This was most notable in a back four that was comprised of - Vermmijl, Keane, Wootten and Buttner. However, in midfield, Sir Alex gave Fletcher his first start since November whilst up front Rooney returned, after his thigh injury, to partner Welbeck and Hernandez up front.

In a competitive game, United had to wait until just before half time before they opened the scoring and the goal was worth the wait with Anderson hitting a blistering shot from twenty yards out.

Earlier, Cleverley, returning to a central midfield berth, had missed a sitter, a miss that incurred the half time wrath of Sir Alex.

With Tom Cleverley making amends for his earlier miss with a second goal, on fifty-eight minutes, the tie looked to have been put beyond Newcastle`s grasp, but Alan Pardew`s side had other ideas.

Four minutes after Cleverley had scored Papiss Cisse pulled a goal back and we were set up for a barn-storming finish. Newcastle came extremely close to forcing extra-time when Cisse struck the bar with a spectacular overhead kick.

But United held on and after the game Sir Alex Ferguson summed the evening up with the following quote,

"Both goals were terrific strikes and it was a really good performance. I was pleased."

And so were we Sir Alex.



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Writer:Red Boy
Date:Thursday September 27 2012
Time: 4:36PM

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We did well consider the extremely inexperienced back four but was lucky. If Cisse had been on from the start I fear it would have been a different story good to see Fletcher and Rooney back though. Bring on Chelsea
MotorMad
28/09/2012 14:46:00
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It was actually quite odd and a risk that of all the positions to field inexperienced players Fergie chose the defence. The team done well to win but it wasn't exactly the most competitive match until Cisse made it 2-1. Chuffed to see fletcher start and thought he done incredibly well in the middle of the pitch and didn't put a foot wrong with his passing ensuring we maintained possession. He's not quite the work horse who use to chase the ball down tirelessly though to sure whether that's a good thing but hopefully it will come back with time. Would've liked to have seen more attacking youth than defensive, I mean they weren't bad but I don't think any of them really have a future at the club other than being back-up.
TheFamousNo7
28/09/2012 17:53:00
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