|Season 2008-09 Result|
|Manchester United||1-1||Newcastle United|
| D.Fletcher 24.
|Date: 17/08/2008 Venue: Old Trafford Competition: Premiership|
|Match Report||Submitted on 08/09/2008 by ?|
We’ll beat this lot one day y’know.
"He's here he's there, he's every f**king where, Spiderman" was song of the day as Argentinean Gutierrez made his debut.
We began our 16th consecutive Premier League season by attempting to break a 36-year winless streak against manure at Old Trafford.
Nicky Butt won a corner at the Stretford End, thanks to a deflection off Wes Brown. Danny Guthrie sent over a right-footed out-swinger that Martins leapt to meet unchallenged and head goalwards from five yards. Scholes was positioned on the line at the far post, but could do no more than deflect the ball into the back of the net, 1-0 to The Toon on 22 mins. Predictably we were only in the lead for 2 minutes when, with Steven Taylor still receiving treatment off the pitch following a clash in the lead up to Oba's goal, the home side promptly went upfield and levelled against the ten men. Fletcher found himself at the head of the attack, getting in front of Beye and N'Zogbia to meet a low Ryan Giggs cross from the left and steer it past Given.
Toon new boys Coloccini and Gutierrez made very good impressions in their first game in black and white.
Great start, long may it continue.