March 3, 2024

Newcastle United secured their second victory at Old Trafford over Manchester United since 1972, seeking redemption for their Carabao Cup final defeat at Wembley and increasing the pressure on home manager Erik ten Hag.

They found the net in the first half, with substitute Miguel Almiron and Lewis Hall, the latter scoring his first goal for the club. Joe Willock added to their lead with a solo goal in the 60th minute, marking Newcastle’s most significant away win against their hosts in 93 years as they advanced to the quarter-finals.

Newcastle is now set to face fellow Premier League side Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in the next round, with Chelsea defeating Blackburn 2-0 in the fourth round.

It was another challenging day for Manchester United and Ten Hag, who have suffered eight defeats in their opening 15 games, a record not seen since the 1962-63 season. This loss came shortly after their three-goal home defeat by Manchester City.

Manchester United’s weaknesses were once again exposed, with Diogo Dalot substituted at halftime for failing to track Almiron’s run. Brazilian midfielder Casemiro, making his return, did not return for the second half, indicating Ten Hag’s dissatisfaction.

Lewis Hall scored a remarkable second goal, volleying the ball into the net after Harry Maguire’s headed clearance. Joe Willock replicated Hall’s success by finding the bottom corner after a 30-yard unchecked run following a turnover by Sofyan Amrabat on the halfway line.

In a week marked by scrutiny of their kit size, Manchester United’s players faced boos from the crowd at the end of both halves, echoing their previous game.

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