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NEWCASTLE UTD v MAN UTD - THE PREMIERSHIP YEARS
2008/2009 Sun 17 Aug Man. Utd. 1 - 1 Newcastle Utd. Premier League
2007/2008 Sat 23 Feb Newcastle Utd. 1 - 5 Man. Utd. Premier League
Sat 12 Jan Man. Utd. 6 - 0 Newcastle Utd. Premier League
2006/2007 Mon 01 Jan Newcastle Utd. 2 - 2 Man. Utd. Premiership
Sun 01 Oct Man. Utd. 2 - 0 Newcastle Utd. Premiership
2005/2006 Sun 12 Mar Man. Utd. 2 - 0 Newcastle Utd. Premiership
Sun 28 Aug Newcastle Utd. 0 - 2 Man. Utd. Premiership
2004/2005 Sun 24 Apr Man. Utd. 2 - 1 Newcastle Utd. Premiership
Sun 17 Apr Newcastle Utd. 1 - 4 Man. Utd. F.A. Cup
played at Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Sun 14 Nov Newcastle Utd. 1 - 3 Man. Utd. Premiership
2003/2004 Sun 11 Jan Man. Utd. 0 - 0 Newcastle Utd. Premiership
Sat 23 Aug Newcastle Utd. 1 - 2 Man. Utd. Premiership
2002/2003 Sat 12 Apr Newcastle Utd. 2 - 6 Man. Utd. Premiership
Sat 23 Nov Man. Utd. 5 - 3 Newcastle Utd. Premiership
2001/2002 Wed 02 Jan Man. Utd. 3 - 1 Newcastle Utd. Premiership
Sat 15 Sep Newcastle Utd. 4 - 3 Man. Utd. Premiership
2000/2001 Sat 30 Dec Newcastle Utd. 1 - 1 Man. Utd. Premiership
Sun 20 Aug Man. Utd. 2 - 0 Newcastle Utd. Premiership
1999/2000 Sat 12 Feb Newcastle Utd. 3 - 0 Man. Utd. Premiership
Mon 30 Aug Man. Utd. 5 - 1 Newcastle Utd. Premiership
1998/1999 Sat 22 May Man. Utd. 2 - 0 Newcastle Utd. F.A. Cup
played at Wembley
Sat 13 Mar Newcastle Utd. 1 - 2 Man. Utd. Premiership
Sun 08 Nov Man. Utd. 0 - 0 Newcastle Utd. Premiership
1997/1998 Sat 18 Apr Man. Utd. 1 - 1 Newcastle Utd. Premiership
Sun 21 Dec Newcastle Utd. 0 - 1 Man. Utd. Premiership
1996/1997 Thu 08 May Man. Utd. 0 - 0 Newcastle Utd. Premiership
Sun 20 Oct Newcastle Utd. 5 - 0 Man. Utd. Premiership
Sun 11 Aug Man. Utd. 4 - 0 Newcastle Utd. Charity Shield
played at Wembley
1995/1996 Mon 04 Mar Newcastle Utd. 0 - 1 Man. Utd. Premiership
Wed 27 Dec Man. Utd. 2 - 0 Newcastle Utd. Premiership
1994/1995 Sun 15 Jan Newcastle Utd. 1 - 1 Man. Utd. Premiership
Sat 29 Oct Man. Utd. 2 - 0 Newcastle Utd. Premiership
Wed 26 Oct Newcastle Utd. 2 - 0 Man. Utd. League Cup
1993/1994 Sat 11 Dec Newcastle Utd. 1 - 1 Man. Utd. Premiership
Sat 21 Aug Man. Utd. 1 - 1 Newcastle Utd. Premiership 2007/8 Newcastle 1 Manchester United 5
Cristiano Ronaldo turned in another superb display as Manchester United made the most of Newcastle's woes to close the gap on Premier League leaders Arsenal to three points.
The Portugal international claimed a double either side of half-time to take his tally for the season to 29, with Wayne Rooney, who had opened the scoring on 25 minutes, adding a brace and substitute Louis Saha scoring against his former club after Abdoulaye Faye had pulled one back.
It was just what manager Sir Alex Ferguson had ordered after the Gunners had conceded a late equaliser at Birmingham earlier in the day to pass up the chance of establishing an eight-point lead.
United were simply irresistible on a day when their pace and movement were just too much for an angst-ridden Newcastle side, who have now not won in 10 league games and taken only three points from the last 30 on offer.
But in truth, the Red Devils would have beaten better sides than the beleaguered Magpies on this form and Arsenal can be in little doubt that the men from Old Trafford are in hot pursuit.
Sir Bobby Robson, who celebrated his 75th birthday on Monday, was presented on the pitch before kick-off after the club he once managed had earlier unveiled a bust in his honour at St James' Park.
When a team has not won in nine Premier League games, perhaps the last thing they need is to face an outfit scenting blood in the title race and with its two most dangerous players in clinical form.
That record was effectively stretched into double figures by half-time as a home defence which battled manfully throughout, twice capitulated in the face of extreme pressure and were punished on both occasions.
Kevin Keegan might have thought his players had ridden out the early storm - indeed, they had gone close to the opening goal with just four minutes gone when skipper Michael Owen flicked a near-post shot wide from Charles N'Zogbia's cross.
However, with 25 minutes gone and Ronaldo having swapped wings with the tricky Nani, the older man curled an inch-perfect cross to the far post for Rooney to side-foot home amid a conspicuous lack of black and white shirts.
The fact that the goal came just seconds after Owen had seen penalty appeals for an untidy challenge on him by international team-mate Rio Ferdinand waved away by referee Chris Foy simply rubbed salt into the wound.
To their credit, the home side did their best to mount a fightback, Damien Duff and James Milner both going close.
Former Manchester City midfielder Joey Barton gave the ball away in the middle of the park and United once again tore their hosts open with lightning pace and bewildering movement.
Ronaldo's scorching run gave the Newcastle defence no chance, but it was Michael Carrick's incisive pass which handed him the chance to slide a shot past the helpless Shay Given.
The Magpies lost 6-0 at Old Trafford on January 12 and on that day, they went in at the break level, and that cannot have made for an easy team-talk as Keegan looked for fresh inspiration.
Given's involvement ended at half-time when he was replaced by Steve Harper with his groin injury still causing him problems before the break.
Newcastle set about their task with a certain determination and went close twice in quick succession, Duff forcing a solid save from Edwin van der Sar at his near post and then Nicky Butt fired a long-range effort wide.
United were content to try and hit the home side on the break, and they did that to stunning effect on 56 minutes when, after spurning an earlier opportunity, Ronaldo made the most of Steven Taylor's slip to round Harper and fire home the third goal.
Duff and N'Zogbia both went close as the Magpies gamely fought on, but it was defender Faye who claimed a little consolation 12 minutes from time with a close-range finish.
But United had to have the last word, and they did when Rooney curled home a superb right-foot shot two minutes later with Saha setting the seal on a comfortable win in injury time.
NEWCASTLE: Given (Harper 46), Beye, Taylor, Faye, N'Zogbia, Milner (Geremi 84), Butt, Barton (Carroll 61), Duff, Smith, Owen.
MAN UTD: Van der Sar, Brown, Vidic (Scholes 74), Ferdinand, Evra (O'Shea 46), Ronaldo (Saha 67), Carrick, Fletcher, Nani, Rooney, Tevez.
2006/7 Newcastle 2 Manchester United 2
Teenager David Edgar snatched a precious point for Newcastle as Manchester United were denied a nine-point lead at the top of the Barclays Premiership.
The 19-year-old defender saw Paul Scholes deflect home his 74th-minute 30-yarder to deny Sir Alex Ferguson's men a fourth successive league win.
James Milner had blasted the Magpies in front with a 33rd-minute piledriver, but a Scholes double either side of half-time gave the visitors the upper hand.
However, Glenn Roeder's injury-hit side summoned up their last remaining resources as Edgar marked his home debut with his first senior goal for the club to spark a gritty rearguard action to the final whistle.
United nevertheless extended their advantage of Chelsea to seven points ahead of the Londoners' trip to Aston Villa tomorrow night, but it was the black and white shirts among a crowd of 52,302 who went home the happier after witnessing a display full of character and application.
The signs were ominous as the league leaders walked out at St James' Park determined to pile the pressure on Chelsea.
As Roeder attempted to put patches over patches after losing former United midfielder and prospective emergency central defender Nicky Butt to an ankle problem, opposite number Ferguson wheeled out his big guns again.
Gary Neville, Nemanja Vidic, Ryan Giggs, Scholes and Louis Saha were among the seven men he drafted into his starting line-up, and there was a sense of trepidation among the home fans as the game kicked off.
However, while they had to defend for their lives with 19-year-olds Paul Huntington and Edgar and 20-year-old Steven Taylor joining midfielder Nolberto Solano in the most makeshift of back fours, they not only made a game of it, but at times threatened to take the initiative.
The in-form Cristiano Ronaldo and Giggs were a real handful throughout, while Wayne Rooney and Saha, until he was replaced by Park Ji-Sung on 36 minutes, kept the Magpies fully occupied.
But on the occasions that the men at the back were found wanting, United were met by a stubborn Shay Given, making his 400th appearance for the club.
The Irishman saw a ninth-minute Giggs shot fly across the face of goal, but had to make a fine block to deny Saha after the Welshman had played him in after 25 minutes.
Scott Parker, who was turning in a captain's performance in central midfield, headed a Saha effort over his own bar seconds later, but he forced Edwin van der Sar into a good save from distance on the half-hour.
However, it was the Magpies who took the lead after 33 minutes when Milner produced a stunning finish.
Kieron Dyer picked him out on the left and the England Under-21 international cut inside before blasting an unstoppable right-foot shot past Van der Sar.
Given had to keep out a point-blank Rooney effort seven minutes before half-time after United had broken at breathtaking speed, but he was finally beaten on 40 minutes when Scholes, who has a hat-trick at St James' to his name, ran on to Giggs' lay-off and drilled a low shot into the bottom corner.
Antoine Sibierski should have restored the home side's lead on the stroke of half-time when he headed a Solano cross straight at Van der Sar's legs, but the visitors responded immediately as Ronaldo shot wastefully over and Park clipped a post in injury time.
United needed only 22 seconds of the second half to get their noses in front, and it was Scholes who did the damaged once again, firing powerfully through Taylor's legs and past the unsighted Given to make it 2-1.
Darren Fletcher saw a shot blocked by Huntington and headed over from a Giggs cross in quick succession as Newcastle struggled to repel wave after wave of attacks.
However, the home side gradually started to make an impression going forward, although without ever troubling the visitors.
Vidic saw a 70th-minute header blocked, but then survived penalty appeals seconds later after Parker went down under his challenge.
But Roeder's men were back in it within three minutes when Edgar took aim from 30 yards and saw his shot, with the help of a significant deflection off Scholes nestle inside Van der Sar's left post.
United hammered away as the clock ran down, Rooney dragging a 78th-minute shot wide and Solano heading a Ronaldo effort off the line five minutes later.
But the best chance of the closing stages fell to South Korean Park a minute from time when he controlled Ronaldo's cross at the far post, but lifted his shot over the bar.
NEWCASTLE: Given, Solano, Taylor, Huntington, Edgar, Dyer, Parker, Emre (Pattison 87), Milner, Martins, Sibierski.
MAN UTD: Van der Sar, Neville, Ferdinand, Vidic, Evra, Ronaldo, Fletcher (Carrick 77), Scholes, Giggs, Rooney, Saha (Park 36).
2005/6 Newcastle 0 Manchester United 2
Two blunders from Frenchman Jean-Alain Boumsong handed Manchester United victory and plunged Newcastle's season into crisis.
The £8million signing allowed Wayne Rooney, who turned down the chance to join the Magpies in August last year, a 66th-minute opener, and he compounded the error to hand Ruud van Nistelrooy the chance to make sure in injury time.
Graeme Souness' side have now taken just one point from their first four Barclays Premiership games and are without a goal from one of their own players in 555 minutes of league football.
The fact that for the best part of an hour they matched a Red Devils side that have won their five competitive games so far without conceding a goal, may prove some consolation, but their failure to take one of the handful of chances they created despite the addition of £9.5million Albert Luque cost them dear.
Souness admitted after last week's 0-0 home draw with West Ham this his side lacked door-openers and goalscorers, and the return of Kieron Dyer and Emre, as well as Luque's arrival, in his opinion, added both.
However, his plans were blown apart with 38 first-half minutes as first the Turkey international and then his English team-mate limped off injured.
The gamble to start with both backfired spectacularly, although the manager's desire to have the pair at his disposal was understandable after three barren league games.
Bad luck has not been very far away from the Scot so far this season, but if he was left to bemoan his misfortune once again, he could at least comfort himself with his side's first-half display.
Newcastle competed both at the back and in midfield, where £6.5million signing Scott Parker was again outstanding, and they at last started to look capable of scoring goals.
Luque, who enjoyed a mixed opening 45 minutes, thought he had got his side off to the perfect start when, after Edwin van der Sar could only parry Alan Shearer's well-struck left-foot effort on 13 minutes, he slid the loose ball home.
The cheers of the Geordies among a crowd of 52,327 rose into the Tyneside sky, but their joy was ended abruptly when they spotted the offside flag.
Luque had earlier just failed to get on the end of a Shearer knock-down and volleyed high over the bar a minute before the break as the home side, by now joined by Jermaine Jenas and Shola Ameobi more than held their own.
However, the warning signs were there as the men from Old Trafford, who arrived with a 100% record in the Premiership and Europe, showed flashes of their irresistible best form.
Van Nistelrooy forced a smart save from Shay Given and the Irishman had to dash from his line on 37 minutes when the Dutchman slipped the ball into the path of the lively Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Portugal international's shot was blocked at point-blank range, and he should have done better two minutes later when he blazed wide after being presented with the ball by Lee Bowyer.
Newcastle received an early reminder of the visitors' potency within 19 seconds of the restart when Darren Fletcher, despite the best efforts of the again impressive Steven Taylor, squared for Paul Scholes 20 yards out, although his right-foot shot comfortably missed the target.
Taylor had to head away from Ronaldo at full stretch as the Red Devils flexed their muscles, but they almost got in themselves on 48 minutes when Bowyer drifted the ball over the top for Luque, but his first touch let him down.
A game which had had something of an edge before the break continued in the same vain after it with Gabriel Heinze and Rooney complaining about challenges from Taylor and Stephen Carr respectively.
Souness was forced to play his last card on 55 minutes when Bowyer joined the casualties and was replaced by Amdy Faye, and his side's fortunes almost took a turn for the worse three minutes later.
John O'Shea was allowed to turn on to his left foot and cross into the middle, where van Nistelrooy ran from deep to meet the ball unopposed but head wide of the target.
But there was no escape on 66 minutes when Taylor and van Nistelrooy collided as they challenged for van der Sar's clearance and Boumsong fatally allowed the ball to bounce.
Rooney powered his way past the Frenchman and held off his desperate attempts to recover before firing past the stranded Given.
Ronaldo could not quite believe he did not earn a free-kick on the edge of the box a minute later after appearing to be hauled to the ground by last man Stephen Carr, and van Nistelrooy was equally unimpressed on 72 minutes when he pushed the ball past Given from Rooney's pass and went to ground, only to be rewarded with a yellow card for diving.
But the killer blow game in injury time when Boumsong failed to cut out Rooney's cross and van Nistelrooy gleefully slotted home.
NEWCASTLE: Given, Carr, Boumsong, Taylor, Babayaro, Dyer (Ameobi 38), Bowyer (Faye 55), Parker, Emre (Jenas 23), Shearer, Luque.
MAN UTD: Van der Sar, O'Shea, Ferdinand, Silvestre, Heinze, Keane, Fletcher (Smith 85), Scholes, Rooney, Ronaldo (Park 85), van Nistelrooy.