Ole Gunnar Solskjær knows a thing or three about impact substitutions but even Manchester United’s former supersub extraordinaire must have been pleasantly surprised to see Romelu Lukaku step off the bench and score with his first touch.
Until the Belgian’s game-changing intervention, Solskjær had seemed outwitted by Rafael Benítez’s contain and counter tactics yet by the end of a bitterly cold Tyneside night the impressive Marcus Rashford had added a second to make it four victories from four for José Mourinho’s interim successor.
Written by Louise Taylor at St James’ Park
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