Watch all the action as Crystal Palace host Tottenham in the Premier League kick-off this afternoon.
Spurs lead the Premier League with a perfect record this season, having beaten Manchester City, Wolves and Watford so far, but will have to make do without Cristian Romero, Giovani Lo Celso and Davinson Sanchez, all of whom are unavailable after having traveled to South America during the international break. There are also doubts about the physical form of Son Heung-min and Oliver Skipp, with Nuno Espirito Santo likely to be forced into several changes as he aims to continue the brilliant start to his tenure.
There was less reason to cheer for Patrick Vieira, who took two points in his first three games in charge at Crystal Palace. There were clear signs of improvement against West Ham ahead of the break, however, as Conor Gallagher scored twice, while new signing Odsonne Edouard and Michael Olise could make their debuts. Follow all the live action below:
Sancho replaced for United
66 ‘- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer makes the first change of the afternoon and Jadon Sancho is replaced by Jesse Lingard.
The former Borussia Dortmund winger had a few halftime chances in the first half but was silent for most of the game.
Dan AustinSeptember 11, 2021 4:28 PM
Woodman will no longer be happy
63 ‘- It’s a very strong run and a powerful strike from Ronaldo but Woodman won’t be happy when he looks at this one.
The former Swansea keeper is slow to rearrange his feet and despite having the ball at his level, he doesn’t react quickly enough to prevent the shot.
It’s nowhere near as big a mistake as the first, and there’s no doubt that Ronaldo’s shooting power is brutal, but it’s definitely recordable.
Dan AustinSeptember 11, 2021 4:26 PM
GOAL! Cristiano Ronaldo puts United back in the lead
60 ‘- What a second start it is.
Newcastle are not level for a long time as Ronaldo grabs a delicate Luke Shaw ball, holds back the defender and executes a powerful shot through the legs of Freddie Woodman.
It’s a deadly finish.
Dan AustinSeptember 11, 2021 4:23 PM
Almiron again for Newcastle
58 ‘- Miguel Almiron falls to the left side and slips a ball through the penalty area on which no Newcastle player bet and the attack ends.
The home side look shaken now, the crowd is nervous and Newcastle are confident.
There is still a long way to go here.
Dan AustinSeptember 11, 2021 4:20 PM
GOAL! Manquillo equalizes for Newcastle!
56 ‘- Well, wow! Former Liverpool defender Javier Manquillo scored his very first goal for Newcastle, and what a time and place to score it!
Miguel Almiron drills superbly in midfield, beating a slow sliding tackle from Harry Maguire and bursting into United’s half. Allan Saint-Maximin receives his pass and slips it to Manquillo and he charges into the penalty area, and the Spanish full-back slips a nice finish into the far corner.
Dan AustinSeptember 11, 2021 4:18 PM
Matic shoots high and wide
54 ‘- Nemanja Matic tries his luck every 35 yards on his weaker left foot and the shot flies over the bar and into the Stretford End.
Manchester United are struggling to pass the ball quickly now and fail to make their way through Newcastle’s form.
Dan AustinSeptember 11, 2021 4:16 PM
Quiet opening in the second half
50 ‘- Little precious in action at the start of the second half, with Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s ball through the penalty area that no United player attacked being the only moment to note.
The crowd is pretty calm now outside of the outside end and Newcastle could potentially come back into the game here.
Dan AustinSeptember 11, 2021 4:11 PM
Second half kicks off at Old Trafford
Both teams are back for the second period and neither Ole Gunnar Solskjaer nor Steve Bruce made any changes at the break.
Newcastle defended fairly well in the first 45, but now need to add an extra dimension to their offense, only really threatening for brief spells when they are able to counterattack quickly.
For some, creating sharper odds wouldn’t hurt.
Dan AustinSeptember 11, 2021 4:06 PM
Hits galore in an action-packed first half
Unlike the early kick-off at Selhurst Park, this game was full of action and plenty of shots in the first 45 minutes.
Ronaldo have taken five alone and Bruno Fernandes four, helping United to a total of 15 so far. Newcastle meanwhile saw most of their efforts blocked but still managed six attempts.
Dan AustinSeptember 11, 2021 3:58 PM
Half-time whistle after Ronaldo’s first game
45 + 3 – Well, that’s not really a surprise, is it?
After what was actually a relatively poor performance by Cristiano Ronaldo for most of the first half, with many poorly controlled touches, the Portuguese striker scored with his first real chance of the game.
In truth, he couldn’t really miss after Woodman’s mistake. The keeper will blame a slight deflection on Greenwood’s shot but that still doesn’t justify directing the ball straight into Ronaldo’s path for a simple finish.
Newcastle had defended relatively well so far and had threatened at the counter a few times, but they don’t have to face a huge task to get a result in a game in which they are clearly second and up against a dynamic crowd.
Dan AustinSeptember 11, 2021 3:52 PM