EPL – Newcastle United beat Manchester United 2-0
By The Headlines, April 2, 2023 | 10:48 PM
Joe Willock & Callum Wilson both found the back of the net in the second half to give Newcastle a 2-0 victory over Manchester United, rising them to third on the Premier League table with their third consecutive win.
Erik ten Hag of the Red Devils made some critical remarks about Newcastle before their Carabao Cup final clash, citing them as 'annoying' opponents for their tendency to run down the clock. The Dutch manager warned the referees of Newcastle's game and emphasized the importance of their role.
“Concerns? Yes, we know they can delay,” the Manchester United manager said during his pre-match press conference. The Premier League aims to maintain a tempo in the game and so referees must remain consistent in their decision-making, reflecting the league's policy.
Statistics support Ten Hag's comments that Newcastle has enjoyed the least ball possession time of any Premier League team this season. In light of Newcastle's impressive win, their official Twitter account cheekily posted: "No time-wasting necessary."
No time-wasting required... 😏— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) April 2, 2023