Despite facing an injury crisis, Newcastle secured a noteworthy 1-0 victory over Manchester United on Saturday, with Anthony Gordon’s second-half goal proving decisive.
Eddie Howe’s team climbed above United into fifth place in the Premier League table, a well-deserved outcome for their dominant performance that should have translated into more goals.
Anthony Gordon found the net on 55 minutes, converting Kieran Trippier’s cross for the solitary goal that secured the three points for Newcastle. The home side showcased a commanding display throughout, demonstrating their superiority.
However, the victory came at a cost for Newcastle, with goalkeeper Nick Pope limping off late in the game, further complicating their injury concerns. Despite missing 11 first-team players, the Magpies were utterly dominant in the first hour against a United side that has yet to secure a win against a top-nine team in the Premier League this season.