Both Rooney and Ronaldo scored a double to give Manchester United a 5-1 win against Newcastle at St James Park.

It was a good team performance from the Red Devils, but Newcastle really made MU’s victory a lot easier with their sloppy play. They seemed to lack confidence with the ball and made way too much mistakes. In fact, 3 out of the 5 goals could be prevented if they could show just a bit more steadiness when defending or when holding the ball.

It was a great game from Ronaldo though. He did well to assist Rooney with the game opener on 25th minute before bagging a goal on each half himself (45th and 56th minute), before Abdoulaye Faye crawled one back for Newcastle on 79th minute.

Rooney installed the lead just a minute later with his second on 80th minute. Saha then completed Newcastle’s misery in injury time.

The win closed the gap between the title racers, as Arsenal could only managed a draw against Birmingham in an earlier match. Manchester United are currently 3 points behind the Gunners.

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