Premier League: Cavani earns a point for Manchester United at Newcastle


Newcastle [UK]: Edinson Cavani came off the bench to mark his first Premier League appearance since October with the equaliser as Manchester United drew 1-1 at Newcastle United on Monday.

Newcastle went ahead with a stunning strike from Allan Saint-Maximin on seven minutes. Sean Longstaff’s threaded pass picked out the Frenchman, who cut inside two defenders before expertly placing the ball into the far corner.
Saint-Maximin was denied at close range by David De Gea seconds after the break before his opposite number Martin Dubravka made a flying save from Marcus Rashford’s swerving long-range effort as Man Utd responded.

Cavani struck the equaliser with 20 minutes left, firing home at the second attempt, and the Uruguayan nearly added a second five minutes later only for Dubravka to avert the danger.

In a pulsating finish, Jacob Murphy hit the post and De Gea superbly tipped Miguel Almiron’s follow-up shot over the bar as Newcastle had to settle for a point. Manchester United remain in seventh spot with 28 points.

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