United midfielder does this after 400 days; Angel Di Maria woeful in key area

Young And Scholes Free Kick

Following Manchester United's 1-0 Premier League victory over Newcastle at St. James Park, we bring you all the best Opta Stats.

Ashley Young's goal in the dying minutes of the game helped Manchester United overcome Newcastle United 1-0 at St. James' Park on Wednesday evening. 

Tim Krul's inspired form kept the visitors at bay until the 89th minute but it was the Dutchman’s error that handed three points to the visitors when he passed the ball straight to Young to tap into an empty net.

Here are the top five statistics from the Red Devils' close encounter:

1 - Ashley Young scored his first Premier League goal since 28th January 2014 versus Cardiff City; his first for 400 days.

7 - Young has now scored in seven league games for Manchester United: they have won all of these fixtures.

64 - Angel Di Maria completed just 64% of his passes in this match – the worst ratio of any Manchester United player.

  TeamTotal PassPassing AccuracyMinutes Played
Ángel Di María Man Utd 33 64% 59
Adnan Januzaj Man Utd 12 67% 31
Ashley Young Man Utd 29 79% 90
Marouane Fellaini Man Utd 42 83% 82
Marcos Rojo Man Utd 49 88% 89

2 - Newcastle have won just two of their last 25 league games against Manchester United (D5 L18).

4 - The Magpies have now failed to score in four of their last five home league meetings with the Red Devils.

Bonus: Manchester United have now lost just two of their last 18 league matches (W12 D4).

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