Manchester United secure comeback victory against Newcastle

Manchester United secure comeback victory against Newcastle

- Paul Pogba scores on return from injury for Red Devils

- Anthony Martial put United level after going behind

- Zlatan Ibrahimovic came on as a second half substitute

- United remain second on the log behind Manchester City

Paul Pogba scored in his return from injury as Manchester United secured a 4 - 1 comeback win over Rafa Benitez Newcastle side in the Premier League on Saturday, November 18.

Newcastle took the lead through a Dwight Gayle strike in the 14th minute. The Englishman connecting with a cutback from DeAndre Yedlin.

Manchester United secure comeback victory against Newcastle

Gayle celebrates after scoring the opener against the Red Devils. Photo: Premier League/Twitter

Manchester United started to press and almost equalized ten minutes later when Antonio Valencia found Lukaku in the box but the Belgian could not keep his header under control.

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Martial would level for the Red Devils in the 37th minute with a header as he connected with Paul Pogba's cross from the right.

Manchester United secure comeback victory against Newcastle

Martial heads in to put the scores level. Photo: Premier League/Twitter

United went into the break in front through Chris Smalling who scored a header from Ashley Young's left wing cross.

Jose Mourinho's side came out blazing in the second half and added to their lead in the 54th minute through Pogba.

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Mata fed Lukaku as United countered, the Belgian crossed for Rashford who headed down for the Frenchman to score his fourth Premier League goal this season.

Manchester United secure comeback victory against Newcastle

Pogba made it three with a simple tap-in. Photo: Premier League/Twitter

Lukaku himself would grab the fourth when he smashed home from a one-on-one after playing a one-two with Juan Mata.

Ibrahimovic made his return from injury, coming in with 15 minutes to go to a rounding applause from the Old Trafford faithful.

United remain second on the log, three ahead of Tottenham who suffered a 2 - 0 defeat to Arsenal earlier in the day.

Mourinho's side are however still five behind Pep Guardiola's Manchester City who top the log.

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Source: Sports.naija.ng

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