Man Utd 4-3 Newcastle Highlights
Manchester United extended their Premier League lead to seven points with a thrilling win over Newcastle.
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Venue: Old Trafford
Date: Wednesday, 26 December, 2012
Kick off: 15:00 GMT.
0-1 Perch 4′
1-1 Evans 25′
1-2 Evans (Own goal) 28′
2-2 – Evra
Newcastle have only won one of their last 22 matches against Manchester United in all competitions – the 3-0 Premier League home victory in January.
The Magpies have not won in their last 28 top-flight visits to Old Trafford. That run stretches back over 40 years to a 2-0 victory in February 1972.
In total, Manchester United have won 75 Premier League points against Newcastle – more than any other club has against the Geordies.
United have the best Premier League record on Boxing Day, winning 15 of their previous 18 matches on this date and losing only once.
Sir Alex Ferguson has won 21, drawn 12, and lost four out of 37 Premier League matches against Newcastle.
The Red Devils have scored in each of their last 57 Premier League home matches – an all-time record and longest home scoring streak by any top-flight club since Wolves’ 75-match run from 1956 to 1959.
All five of the goals Robin van Persie has scored at Old Trafford have been netted in the first half, four of them in the first 16 minutes of games. He has scored five and assisted three goals in his last seven league games against Newcastle.
This is the eighth time in the last nine Premier League seasons that they have played away from home on Boxing Day. The Magpies have won only one of 11 away matches on December 26 (a 2-0 win at Bolton last season).
Alan Pardew has won one of seven Premier League matches against Manchester United – Newcastle’s victory at home last season. He has failed to win in three Premier League visits to Old Trafford, losing twice.
The club have not won in their last 19 Premier League visits to the city of Manchester, since the 1-0 victory at City in September 2000.
Half of the 12 away Premier League goals Newcastle have scored have been netted in the 15 minutes after half-time.