Edinson Cavani’s second-half equalizer rescues a point for Man United at St James’ Park

Manchester United drew 1-1 with the 19th placed team Newcastle United on Monday night. It was not a good game for Ralf Rangnick’s men as they were behind for more than an hour in the game.

Manchester United had to face a draw against the 19th placed team Newcastle United in the Premier League on Monday night. Ralf Rangnick’s men battled it out for a single point. Eddie Howe’s Newcastle United played exceptionally well on Monday as they scored the opening goal and were very dangerous on the counter-attack. It seemed that Man United could have conceded so many goals but thanks to their goalkeeper David De Gea who made some brilliant saves to restrict Newcastle United to only a single goal.

It was Eddie Howe’s team, who took the lead at St. James’ Park in just 7 minutes of the game. Newcastle’s star player Allan Saint-Maximin scored the opening goal for the host and it was some goal as it came from the mistake of Man United’s defender Raphael Varane who was back in this game after a long break due to injury. He gave away the ball in the middle of the pitch and Sean Longstaff passes it to the 24-year-old French professional who cuts inside Diogo Dalot and took a shot from the edge of the box.

The second half was different from the first for Man United as they were dominating the play as soon as the half started. The visitors kept creating chances but they weren’t able to find the goal. Ralf Rangnick changed the shape in the second half as he brought Edinson Cavani in place of Fred and Jadon Sancho in place of Mason Greenwood. The changes really worked out for Manchester United’s interim boss as Edinson Cavani scored the equalizing goal in the 71st minute. Star midfielder Bruno Fernandes plays a sweet ball to Diogo Dalot on the right and he switches the play into the box where Cavani was ready to shoot. The first shot was blocked by the host but he received the ball on the rebound and this time, the Uruguayan striker make sure that the ball is in the back of the net.

A win in this game would see Man United in the top 5 in the Premier League points table but they are still in 7th position with 2 games in hand.

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