Martin Dubravka, Emil Krafth, Matt Ritchie and Joe Willock were handed their first starts of the 2023-24 campaign, while Tino Livramento and Lewis Hall made only their second starts since arriving from Southampton and Chelsea, respectively, in the summer.
Newcastle were without eight first-team players prior to the game and it quickly became nine less than two minutes in when Matt Targett was forced off.
His replacement, Miguel Almiron, opened the scoring in the 28th minute. The Paraguayan latched onto a ball by Livramento before aiming the ball past Andre Onana in the Man United goal. The Magpies then doubled their lead 12 minutes later as Hall volleyed into the bottom corner.
The hosts introduced Sofyan Ambrabat and Aaron Wan-Bissaka at half-time but any momentum was killed when Willock added a third on the hour-mark.
We need to talk about Ukraine. While the world’s attention has been focused on the war between Israel and Hamas, grim tremors have been shaking that rich, black soil. Ukraine’s counteroffensive has failed – or, in Volodymyr Zelensky’s words, “did not achieve the desired results”.
Unrest has emerged among Russian invaders due to the almost complete absence of rotation of soldiers drafted under general mobilization, Ukraine’s HUR Intelligence Main Directorate said on Dec. 8, releasing an audio interception as evidence.
The intercity train that collided with an overhead power cable, sparking chaos for thousands of passengers in west London, was being driven by a manager who was replacing a striking driver, it was revealed on Friday. Aslef, the train drivers’ union, said the Great Western Railways train was being driven by a manager who was allegedly being paid £500 to “break the strike”. Aslef published the first picture of the broken power cable beside the Cardiff-bound train.
The Japanese man who made headlines throughout the year for chronicling his journey as a “dog” has apparently flunked an agility course. What happened: The man, known to his followers as Toco, posted a series of photos on Instagram this week showing what appeared to be moments of failure in a Crufts-style agility course. About Toco: Toco rose to fame in 2022 after commissioning Zeppet, a Japanese model and sculpture company, to create a hyperrealistic rough collie costume for 2 million yen (around $16,000 at the time).