And it was a decision that paid off 25 minutes in when Gordon pounced on Trent Alexander-Arnold‘s mistake before slotting the ball past Alisson. Moments later, the game switched further in United’s favour when Virgil van Dijk was shown a straight red card for a last-man challenge on Alexander Isak.
Newcastle played an hour with a man advantage but self impolded in the closing stages. Nunez, a 77th-minute substitute, scored twice inside the remaining 10 minutes. Here’s our Newcastle United player ratings from the loss.
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Erik ten Hag will make the decision in the next day over whether to recall Jadon Sancho for the EFL Cup on Tuesday, in a significant indicator on where he stands in the Manchester United manager’s thoughts.