Having lost against Aston Villa last time out, United were in no mood to mess about and got their first in the 18th minute with a near post finish from James Wilson. An important 1 on 1 save from Gollini kept the score at 1-0 and United would capitalise with 3 more goals from Wilson before Jack Rudge’s freekick meant United went in at half time 5-0 up.
Newcastle started the faster of the two side after half time and saw their efforts rewarded when Cardona-Lopez headed past Gollini. But any hope, however short sighted, of a come back was snuffed out when Wilson grabbed a 5th goal from an Andreas Perreira pass and sub Kenji Gorre wrapped up the scoring in the 73rd minute to seal a 7-1 win.
Wilson’s 5 goals will be the headline grabber here, but he impressed beyond just putting the ball in the net whilst credit must also go to Mats Møller Dæhli for what was a remarkable performance.
Totally at ease, the Norwegian midfielder pulled the strings as United romped and Newcastle’s players will have been happy to see the back of him at the full whistle. Highly touted upon signing for United, Daehli displayed in this performance everything that has Norway hailing him as the biggest prospect to emerge from the country.