Newcastle United 3 Manchester United 3: Dummett screamer lifts roof at St James's Park

Georginio Wijnaldum
Georginio Wijnaldum

Paul Dummett stunned Manchester United with a dramatic late equaliser at St James's Park tonight.

Dummett's 90th-minute strike earned Newcastle United a point from a pulsating and incident-packed 3-3 draw.

Wayne Rooney had seemingly claimed all three points for Louis van Gaal's side with a late goal.

But Dummett struck from 20 yards in the last minute of normal time to life the roof at St James's Park.

Rooney had also been the beneficiary of a controversial first-half penalty decision against Chancel Mbemba.

Referee Mike Dean's decision to penalise Mbemba for a handball after Marouane Fellainin headed the ball against his arm incensed all bar the travelling fans at St James's Park, as did a subsequent decision not to award a spot kick at the other end of the pitch after Jesse Lingard brought down a goal-bound Daryl Janmaat.

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Lingard went on to score a second goal for Man United in the 38th minute.

But Georginio Wijnaldum – who should have done better with an earlier opportunity – got Newcastle back into the game with an instinctive finish from a Aleksandar Mitrovic knock-down three minutes before the break.

Dean waved away another Newcastle penalty appeal after the interval, this time from Jack Colback after he took a tumble under pressure from Fellaini, but he did point to the spot after Chris Smalling hauled down Mitrovic, who converted the resulting penalty.

Rooney struck Man United's third goal in the 79th minute.

But Dummett claimed a morale-boosting point for Newcastle with a fierce drive.

Steve McClaren's side remain 18th in the league, but the club is now just a point adrift of safety ahead of Saturday's home game against West Ham United.

NEWCASTLE UNITED: Elliot; Janmaat, Mbemba, Coloccini, Dummett; Sissoko, Tiote (Toney, 85), Colback (Gouffran, 81), Wijnaldum; Mitrovic, Perez (de Jong, 90). Subs not used: Darlow, Sterry, Lascelles, Marveaux.

MANCHESTER UNITED: De Gea, Young, Smalling, Blind, Darmian, Schneiderlin, Fellaini, Lingard (Memphis, 64), Herrera (Mata, 75), Martial, Rooney. Subs not used: Romero, Borthwick-Jackson, McNair, Weir, Pereira.

Goals: Rooney 9 (pen), 79, Lingard 38, Wijnaldum 42, Mitrovic 67 (pen), Dummett 90

Bookings: Fellaini 25, Herrera 30, Tiote 35, Smalling 65

Referee: Mike Dean (Wirral)

Attendance: 49,673