Bruno Fernandes made up for a penalty miss with an excellent finish when Manchester United were late to sprint to victory in Newcastle.
Fernandes ended a stunning 86-minute attack by cutting the ball into the far post after having previously saved his penalty kick by Karl Darlow, his first miss in a United shirt after 10 successful attempts.
The visitors, who got through Luke Shaw’s early own goal and found themselves right thanks to Harry Maguire’s header in the 23rd minute, took a 4-1 stoppage win with a rocket from fullback Aaron Wan-Bissaka and a well-earned goal for Marcus Rashford.
Sportsmail’s Jason Mellor rated the players.
Newcastle goalkeeper Karl Darlow denied Bruno Fernandes with a beautiful penalty
Karl Darlow – 8
Little chance with the header from Maguire and finished an impressive night work with a stunning penalty save from Fernandes.
Emil Krafth – 7
Moved well forward to provide the crossroads for Newcastle’s early opener as he continues to win over the doubters with his heartfelt efforts.
Jamaal Lascelles – 7
Marcus Rashford denies the Newcastle skipper’s major goal line who impressed again with his dedication and desire.
Federico Fernandez – 5
Accused his teammate in the aftermath of Maguire’s equalizing goal, but it was the defender who was easily beaten by United’s goalscorer.
Jamal Lewis – 7
Solid again on defense and an ever-willing forward outlet when joining Saint Maximin, the youngster looks very much at home in the top flight.
Joelinton had little influence on the game before being replaced by Fraser in the second half
Jeff Hendrick – 6
As always a willing workhorse in the Newcastle engine room, tigerish in the challenge and intelligent in its distribution
Jonjo Shelvey – 6
Faded after a great start and playing a central role in Newcastle’s early opener – a known failure for the Jekyll and Hyde midfielder.
Isaac Hayden – 7
Newcastle’s Mr Dependable put his foot in when needed, as well as supplying the side when needed in another consistent view.
Allan Saint Maximin – 7
United weren’t the first – or last – of adversaries to use clearly rough tactics to stop the flying Frenchman, with mixed results.
Joelinton – 3
Not the first time you blink, and you’ll miss him if he doesn’t show up from the Brazilian who should have the decency to repay pay-per-view fans for this lethargic effort.
Callum Wilson – 6
It certainly seemed that a hard-working display would be rewarded by leveling from the cross of Saint-Maximin, but was thwarted by De Gea.
Subs: Schar (for Hayden 49) 6, Fraser (for Joelinton 72) 6, Almiron (for Henrick 88)
Subs not used: Gillespie, Carroll, Manquillo, Fraser, Murphy.
Captain Harry Maguire delivered a perfect response to the critics with a good display
Man United (4-2-3-1)
David De Gea – 7
Hard to blame the Spaniard for Shaw’s own goal, the United goalkeeper produced a stunning second-half save to deny Wilson.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka – 6
He had his hands full dealing with Siant-Maximin in the fullback’s 50th appearance for the club, but stuck to his task.
Victor Lindelof – 5
Found flawed and out of position in front of Newcastle goal, turned too easily into the build-up and slow to take cover.
Harry Maguire – 8
A perfect response to the critics with a beautiful performance, topped off with a goal against the only Premier League against which he has scored more than once.
Luke Shaw – 5
Too bad about the early own goal, but Maguire’s leveler made sure there was at least a Shaw-shank release.
Scott McTominay – 7
It always seemed to be in the right place at the right time to pick up the pieces to make his side tick with its uncontrolled distribution.
Fred – 5
He failed to exert the influence he would have liked before being withdrawn in favor of Paul Pogba.
Juan Mata – 7
At the center of United’s most positive work, the Spaniard’s delivery remains a constant threat.
Bruno Fernandes – 6
A rare failure from the spot by the midfielder summed up a night of frustration after a previous attempt was ruled out by VAR for offside.
Daniel James – 5
Many United fans were unhappy that the young winger was chosen for Donny van de Beek, and he did little to dissuade them.
Marcus Rashford – 7
Caused as much trouble for Newcastle’s defense as he continues to do for Boris Johnson and earned United’s ultimately failed penalty.
Subs: Paul Pogba (for Fred 70) 6, van de Beek (for James 76) 6, Matic (for Mata 90),
Subs not used: Henderson, Bailly, Ighalo, Telles
Referee: Craig Pawson 6