Life for United manager Louis van Gaal hangs in the balance
after his Red Devils drew 3-3 with Newcastle United this morning.

His side have been proclaimed as boring and the Dutch
manager clearly tried to change the team dynamic at St James’ Park today.

A penalty from Rooney seemed the perfect start for the
visitors, but Newcastle showed signs of spirit to fight their way back into the

United’s lead was doubled in the 38th minute
after Rooney cut a reverse pass in for Jesse Lingard who made no mistake on

An absolute stunner by Wijnaldum lifted the Geordies.
Captain Coloccini sent a whipping ball into the box for Mitrovic, who
intelligently headed the ball across to Wijnaldum for the volley.

A controversial penalty to Mitrovic in the 67th
minute sealed the equalizer for Newcastle, but it wasn’t for long.

Manchester United got their revenge for Mitrovic’s antics
against Smalling in the box, after Wayne Rooney scored a rifle of a strike.

The Englishmen turned back the clock, hitting an unstoppable
ball from outside the box.

When you thought this game couldn’t get any more insane, an
unlikely hero Paul Dummett scored a pearler from the edge of the box to
equalise for Newcastle United in the 90th minute.

The goal deflected off Smalling and went straight into De Gea’s
top right.

Another winless game for Manchester United….


Aston Villa has finally won a Premier League game after 157
days without a win.

Lescott was in the news for all the wrong reasons this week
after clashing with Villa fans. Football can make people quickly forget, and
the win 1-0 win against Crystal Palace certainly did that.

Despite still needing nothing short of a miracle to survive
the relegation battle, the win now means Aston Villa are only three games short
of survival.

Villa scraped the win, but the hard-hitting performance by
the starting XI was a clear indication that this side were trying to make
things happen.

By Ari Charilaou (He’s also on twitter here)

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