Ritchie gives Newcastle rare home win

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  • Post published:February 11, 2018

Matt Ritchie scored the only goal as Newcastle United beat Manchester United for their first league win at St James’ Park since October.

The winger struck on 65 minutes after Florian Lejeune had denied Alexis Sanchez an open goal at the other end.

David De Gea saved an attack from Jonjo Shelvey in the first half, and Newcastle goalkeeper Martin Dubravka – on his debut – denied Anthony Martial one-on-one.

Ritchie’s first goal of the season came when Lejeune and Dwight Gayle flicked on Shelvey’s deep free kick for the unmarked Scot to finish.

Man Utd were denied an equaliser by two of Gayle’s goal-saving blocks, and a stoppage-time save by Dubravka.

The win lifts Newcastle out of the relegation zone to 13th. Man Utd remain second, but 16 points behind Manchester City and four ahead of Tottenham Hotspur.

-This story originally appeared on FourFourTwo.co.za