Saturday, March 7, 2009

Newcastle Defeated as Manchester United Come from Behind, 1-2

Manchester United survived from being down early in a match when they conceded an early goal at Newcastle. The Red Devils came from behind and secured a win that tightened their grip on the Premier League title race.

A rare blunder from keeper Edwin van der Sar gave Peter Lovenkrands the chance to give Newcastle the lead in the 9th minute when he dropped a tame shot from Jonas Gutierrez. He probably anticipated a strong shot but found out late that it wasn't when it bounced before he got a hand on it.

But Wayne Rooney leveled in the 20th minute and Ryan Taylor's mistake allowed Ji-Sung Park to set up Dimitar Berbatov for a simple strike in the 56th minute that leaves United seven points clear of Chelsea and Liverpool with a game in hand.

Videos of the goals of the match can be viewed below.

1-0 Peter Lovenkrands 9"

1-1 Wayne Rooney 20"

1-2 Dimitar Berbatov 56"

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