Newcastle United 3 Manchester United 3   Tuesday 12 January 7.45pm

We asked a number of our regular writers to give us a brief instant reaction after the final whistle, to talk about some aspect of the match:

Ben Cooper:

“Good game, great entertainment.

“Could have been 3-3 just on penalties….amd 8 a side.

“McClaren now has to get us to attack with the intensity we did in the second half for the whole game – that will turn draws into wins.

“We don’t have enough games to fear anyone or muck about trying to defend.”

Jamie Swan:


“Have the real Newcastle United stood up?

“This has got to be the springboard for the rest of the season.

“Rooney is a class player but can’t wait for him to hang his boots up!

“Mike Dean – what can you say? Pfft – top 4 teams don’t need help from the officials to gain points, WE DO!!

“Draw a line in the sand – season starts here.

“Come on (the real) UNITED!”

James Rutherford:

“Huge point. Looked like it was going to be the same old story: good performance, but no result.

“Cometh the hour, cometh the man, Paul Dummett!

“Showed great character to come from behind twice, and with the two new lads, could things be on the up?

“On a side note, other than Rooney, Man Utd were shocking.

“Spare a thought for Mike Dean’s accumulator though, he definitely had Man Utd down to win and god knows he did his best to get them a result!”

Nat Seaton:

“Credit to the guys on the park tonight, they never give up.

“Don’t want to appear selfish but that Man United team was there for the taking.

“Onwards and upwards… l hope!”

Paul Lyon:

“Rallied well after a poor first half.

“The 2nd half performance was from a NUFC I can get on board with – in your face, passionate, having a go at the opposition.

“Some mammoth performances from Gini, Moussa & Colo, I think if them 3 perform well the rest of the team does.”

Leazes Park Ender:

“A wonderful second half display and there we have a very good point indeed. The players had taken stick and they showed a bit of character there tonight.

“New players coming in to freshen it all up too.

“Maybe, just maybe, our luck has changed a bit.

“West Ham is a huge game now. The situation remains precarious.”

Notts Toon:

“Limited edition comment from me.

“Coloccini was magnificent.”

George Stainsby:

“Belief and bloody mindedness are good friends.”

Here are the stats from BBC Sport:

Possession was 54% Newcastle and 46% Man Utd

Total shots was 14 for Newcastle and Man Utd 12

Shots on target was Newcastle 6 and Man Utd 4

While corners was Newcastle 5 and Man Utd 3

Team: Elliot, Janmaat, Coloccini, Mbemba, Dummett, Colback (Gouffran 81), Tiote (Toney 85), Sissoko, Wijnaldum, Perez (de Jong 90+2), Mitrovic

Unused Subs: Darlow, Sterry, Lascelles, Marveaux

Ref: Mike Dean

Crowd: 49,673

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