Manchester United 4 - 3 Newcastle United

Match info: Premier League at Old Trafford

Date: 26/12/2012 KO: 15:00 Ref: M Dean Att: 75,596

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers

Man Utd

Jonny Evans 25
Javier Hernandez 90
Patrice Evra 58
Robin van Persie 71

4
vs
3

Newcastle

Jonny Evans 28 (og)
James Perch 4
Papiss Cisse 68

FT (ht: 1-2)

  • Last Updated: December 24 2012, 11:10 GMT

Sir Alex Ferguson is certain to make changes for Manchester United's Boxing Day encounter with Newcastle.

Danny Welbeck: Hoping to be involved
Danny Welbeck: Hoping to be involved

United's failure to beat Swansea on Sunday saw their advantage in the Premier League title race trimmed to four points.

Danny Welbeck, Javier Hernandez, Chris Smalling and Darren Fletcher will be amongst those hoping to be involved, whilst Rafael needs to shrug off the hamstring injury that kept him out of the Liberty Stadium encounter.

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew will be without midfielder Cheick Tiote.

The Ivory Coast international collected his fifth booking of the season during Saturday's 1-0 Barclays Premier League victory over QPR and is suspended.

Otherwise, Pardew will have only his long-term absentees missing for the game at Old Trafford, with Hatem Ben Arfa, Steven Taylor (both hamstring), Yohan Cabaye (groin) and Ryan Taylor (knee) sidelined.

Teams:

Man United (from): Lindegaard, De Gea, Jones, Smalling, Vidic, Ferdinand Evans, Buttner, Evra, Cleverley, Giggs, Fletcher, Scholes, Carrick, Young, Hernandez, Welbeck, Rooney, Van Persie.

Newcastle (from): Krul, Elliot, Harper, Simpson, Santon, Ferguson, Tavernier, Coloccini, Williamson, Perch, Anita, Bigirimana, Gutierrez, Marveaux, Sammy Ameobi, Obertan, Ba, Cisse, Shola Ameobi, Ranger.


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