Ex-Chelsea Hall’s screamer spooks Red Devils as they crash 3-0 at home to Newcastle in League Cup
By Ewan Harkness at Old Trafford
Manchester United 0 Newcastle United 3
Chelsea loanee Lewis Hall grabbed a contender for goal of the season with his superb strike to send Newcastle into the Quarter Finals of the Carabao Cup where they will face his parent club.
Hall hit a pinpoint volley into the bottom right corner, after connecting with a poor headed clearance from Harry Maguire just inside the box, to grab his first goal for The Magpies on his first start.
Capital Football heard Eddie Howe’s thoughts on Hall’s performance: “Lewis’s goal was an unbelievable strike.
“His all round performance was at an outstanding level," he said.
“He was very composed on the ball under pressure and played some lovely passes in the first half.
“He’s a very important player for the here and now, the competition will bring out the best in everybody.”
Hall wasn’t just offensively impressive from left back, showing his defensive prowess throughout the match in his exchanges with fiery Brazilian winger Anthony, who was kept out of the game.
Hall received a warm roar of praise from the 7,000 plus traveling Magpies fans as he came off in the 73rd minute.
Miguel Almiron opened the scoring in the 27th minute, after former Chelsea academy graduate Tino Livramento showed superb skill to rob the ball off Garnacho just outside his own box, then run the length of the pitch and thread a ball into Almiron to make it 1-0.
Hall's goal put the North East outfit firmly in the driving seat.
But the Red Devils came out strong in the second half with substitute Aaron Wan-Bissaka getting to the byline and putting a dangerous ball into the six yard box, which Anthony Martial glanced into the side netting.
However their early pressure meant nothing when the other half-time substitute Sofyan Amrabat was dispossessed by Joelington, with the ball falling for Willock who drove towards the box and bent the ball into the bottom right corner to make it 3-0.
An impressive performance from a rotated Newcastle side, with the loss heaving pressure on The Red Devils’ boss Erik Ten Hag.
Manchester United Lineup: Onana; Dalot, Lindelof, Maguire, Reguilon; Casemiro, Hannibal; Antony, Mount, Garnacho; Martial.
Newcastle United Lineup: Dubravka; Livramento, Krafth, Dummett, Targett; Joelinton, Longstaff, Willock; Ritchie, Gordon, Hall.