Manchester United 0-1 Newcastle: Five interesting stats


Manchester United suffered a second successive home defeat at the weekend.

Here are five stats which stood out...

1) Newcastle dominated the game in the air, winning the aerial duels contested 61%-39%.

2) Robin van Persie and Adnan Januzaj created six goalscoring opportunities between them, the rest of the Manchester United team combined made just two.

3) Newcastle's full-backs Santon and Debuchy completed 8 successful dribbles between them, while Manchester United's Rafael and Evra did not manage a single one.

4) Manchester United defender Nemanja Vidic had to make 12 clearances, as many as Newcastle duo Fabricio Coloccini and Mike Williamson combined.

5) Adnan Januzaj attempted five crosses, but not a single one found a teammate. 

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