Scott McTominay Given Fastest Ever Premier League Booking But Lucky To Avoid Red Card
Scott McTominay was lucky to avoid a very early bath on Boxing Day for his challenge on Sean Longstaff.
The Manchester United midfielder was shown a yellow card just 24 seconds into the clash at Old Trafford - the fastest ever booking in the Premier League since record began.
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But it could've been a lot worse for the 23-year-old as he lunged in with his studs showing.
McTominay was saved by the fact that his challenge was so mistimed that the eventual contact was minimal.
Newcastle players surrounded the referee Kevin Friend, who brandished a yellow card for the Red Devils midfielder.
McTominay also avoided a second yellow card in the 26th minute when he brought down Miguel Almiron and stopped a Newcastle counter-attack.
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Manchester United came from a goal down to thrash Newcastle 4-1 at Old Trafford.
Matty Longstaff, who scored the winner when the sides played in October, stunned Old Trafford with his early goal to give Steve Bruce's team the lead.
But Manchester United hit back in style to lead 3-1 at the break with a brilliant comeback.
Anthony Martial levelled the scores in the 24th minute before Mason Greenwood lashed home to give the Red Devils the lead.
Marcus Rashford's strike in the 41st minute gave Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side breathing room going into half-time.
Martial grabbed his second goal in the 51st minute as Manchester United moved within four points of fourth-placed Chelsea.
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