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Newcastle United record at Manchester United under Mike Ashley surprisingly decent…

1 year ago
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Manchester United v Newcastle United in the Mike Ashley era has seen eight Premier League visits to Old Trafford.

Considering the overall chaos/disaster at the club under this owner, visiting Old Trafford hasn’t actually been quite as traumatic as you may imagine, overall.

The 6-0 (all goals in final 41 minutes) was a bit horrific but aside from that, you would have taken this collection of results below.

In the eight games, Newcastle have managed three credible draws plus the first win since 1972!

Mind you, I still have nightmares wondering how we lost that one on Boxing Day 2012…

Man Utd 0 Newcastle United 0 (22 August 2015)

(Newcastle are relegated despite also drawing 3-3 at home to Man U)

Man Utd 3 Newcastle United 1 (26 December 2014)

(Alan Pardew ‘masterstroke’ of giving 17 year old Adam Armstrong his first PL start as a lone striker. Papiss Cisse scores consolation 87th minute penalty after replacing him)

Man Utd 0 Newcastle United 1 (7 December 2013)

(A Yohan Cabaye 61st minute goal gives Newcastle first win at Old Trafford in 41 years)

Man Utd 4 Newcastle United 3 (26 December 2012)

(In a truly  mad game, Newcastle manage to lose despite leading three times, through Perch, Evans own goal, and Cisse. Three days later Newcastle lose 7-3 away at Arsenal. NUFC manage to ensure Premier League safety when winning final away game at QPR)

Man Utd 1 Newcastle United 1 (26 November 2011)

(A 64th minute penalty equaliser from Demba Ba gives NUFC a point on their way to finishing 5th, beating Man U at home 3-0 in the January)

Man Utd 3 Newcastle United 0 (16 August 2010)

(A rude awakening as Newcastle return to the top flight)

Man Utd 1 Newcastle United 1 (22 August 2008)

(An excellent performance as Newcastle kick-off season with Kevin Keegan in charge, Obafemi Martins gives the visitors the lead only for Fletcher to equalise two minutes later, but great way to begin season and fans full of optimism. What could possibly go wrong…)

Man Utd 6 Newcastle United 0 (12 January 2008)

(Without doubt the very worst visit to Old Trafford under Mike Ashley’s ownership. Nigel Pearson taking temporary charge of the team after Fat Sam’s sacking and before Kevin Keegan took the reins. It was actually 0-0 until the 49th minute…then a Ronaldo hat-trick helped blow Newcastle away and KK realises the scale of the job he is taking on)
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