Newcastle 1-5 Man Utd Highlights

Two goals each from Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney helped Manchester United beat Newcastle and close the gap on leaders Arsenal to three points.

Wayne Rooney opened the scoring when he volleyed in Cristiano Ronaldo’s cross at the far post before the supplier slotted in from Michael Carrick’s pass.

Ronaldo rounded Steve Harper for his second but Newcastle reduced the deficit when Abdoulaye Faye poked in. Rooney curled in the fourth before Louis Saha slotted in late on.

The win puts Sir Alex Ferguson’s side firmly back in the hunt for the title following Arsenal’s draw at Birmingham, while the defeat leaves Newcastle just six points above the relegation zone.

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