Man Utd 2 Toon 1
By Footy Mad - Editor
Updated Wednesday, 26th September 2012
How many times today have we heard the quote "Newcastle have not won at Old Trafford since 1972" ... which is wrong.
What about the two FA Cup semi-final's against Sheffield United and Tottenham?
MAN UTD 2 NEWCASTLE UTD 1
1 David De Gea
28 Alexander Büttner
31 Scott Wootton
36 Marnick Vermiji
38 Michael Keane
23 Tom Cleverley
24 Darren Fletcher
10 Wayne Rooney
14 Javier Hernández
19 Danny Welbeck
50 Sam Johnstone
6 Jonathan Evans
25 Nick Powell
35 Jessie Lingard
46 Ryan Tunnicliffe
37 Robbie Brady
41 Joshua King
Nick Powell for Wayne Rooney (76')
Ryan Tunnicliffe for Marnick Vermiji (77')
Robbie Brady for Alexander Büttner (86')
Robert Elliot 21
Fabricio Coloccini 2
Mike Williamson 6
James Perch 14
James Tavernier 34
Dan Gosling 15
Sylvain Marveaux 22
Ismael Cheik Tioté 24
Gabriel Obertan 25
Haris Vuckic 29
Shola Ameobi 23
Steve Harper 37
Shane Ferguson 31
Vurnon Anita 8
Romain Amalfitano 17
Gael Bigirimana 20
Papiss Demba Cisse 9
Sammy Ameobi 28
Shane Ferguson for Fabricio Coloccini (61')
Papiss Demba Cisse for Haris Vuckic (61')
Gael Bigirimana for Ismael Cheik Tioté (71')
Tom Cleverley (pictured right) scored his first Manchester United goal as the Red Devils edged out Newcastle to secure a place in the Capital One Cup fourth round.
Wayne Rooney made his comeback from his gashed thigh and Darren Fletcher made his first start since suffering from a chronic bowel complaint 10 months ago.
Papiss Cisse did give the hosts a scare when he followed up his first goal of the season by crashing a late overhead kick against the bar.
Anderson had put Ferguson's side in front just before the break, and United's youthful defence held on to seal a last-16 berth.
So, after a typically inconsistent performance, the manner in which Anderson broke the deadlock a minute before the break was another example of what could be.
Picking the ball up 40 yards out, Anderson ran hard towards the Newcastle box, neatly manoeuvring himself into a shooting position from where his well-struck effort flew in off the inside of Rob Elliot's right-hand post.
It gave the home side a half-time advantage they just about deserved.
Although their defence boasted just two appearances between them, for the most past they kept Newcastle at bay.
Dan Gosling wasted a decent chance and returning skipper Fabricio Coloccini had a header deflected wide, but with debutant Marnick Vermijl and England Under-19 international Michael Keane both impressing, United could go forward with confidence.
Cleverley should have scored after 34 minutes when he strode onto Javier Hernandez's lay-off.
But with just Elliot to beat, the England international sent the ball flying wide, much to his own disbelief.
Vermijl crossed dangerously for Hernandez straight after the restart, only for the Mexican to send his near-post header narrowly wide.
Newcastle carried a threat though. Haris Vuckic was not far away when he got the better of Keane inside the box and took aim for the far post.
After his earlier woeful effort, Cleverley was eager to make amends.
Collecting Welbeck's pass, the England man only had one thought on his mind.
And virtually as soon as the shot left his foot, he set off in celebration at such a landmark moment as his first goal for United nestled in the Newcastle net.
Within a minute of his introduction though, last season's scoring sensation Cisse scored his first of this term, a close-range header from a cross delivered from the left by fellow substitute Shane Ferguson to breathe fresh life into the tie.
In response, luckless Hernandez crashed a shot against the bar.
Rooney's exit 14 minutes from time led to Nick Powell's introduction, confirmation of a Ferguson masterplan that went way beyond the actual result.
With the clock ticking down, Cisse's overhead kick came crashing back off the crossbar.
It was as close as Newcastle came to an equaliser, although the late exit of Alexander Buttner threatened to give Ferguson another defensive headache.