Eddie Howe gobsmacked by David de Gea's save to deny Miguel Almiron
Newcastle United manager Eddie Howe couldn’t believe his eyes when Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea saved Miguel Almiron’s effort.
With the game heading into injury time, the Paraguayan unleashed a curling left-footed effort which looked destined for the top corner.
But de Gea somehow managed to tip Almiron’s effort over the bar, just seconds after a Jacob Murphy strike came back off the post.
The game finished 1-1 and Howe felt his side deserved much more, in what was a disappointing performance from Ralf Rangnick’s Reds.
Speaking to Sky Sports after the game, the former Bournemouth manager said: “We’re disappointed, we felt we deserved to win.
“How De Gea saved that shot from Almiron, I don’t know.”
De Gea to the rescue once again
It’s concerning that de Gea has been Manchester United’s best player in our last two matches, which have come against the league’s two basement sides.
Coming into last night’s clash at St James’ Park, Newcastle had conceded 11 goals from their last three games, but the league’s leakiest defence never really came under siege by the Red Devils.
Since their 1-0 home defeat against United, Norwich have suffered back-to-back defeats at Carrow Road against Aston Villa and most recently Arsenal, where they shipped five goals against Mikel Arteta’s side.
United looked fragile against the Magpies and even a returning Raphael Varane, who looked off the pace, couldn’t help solidify our vulnerable backline.
It was Howe’s men who were doing the hassling, harrying and pressing, which caused United to make several mistakes and wayward passes.
But de Gea once came up with the goods and ensured United didn’t leave Tyneside empty handed.
With the rest of his team mates struggling for consistency, the Spaniard continues to deliver in the big moments.
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