Season 2008-09 Result
Manchester United 1-1 Newcastle United
 D.Fletcher 24.
 O.Martins 22.
Date: 17/08/2008  Venue: Old Trafford  Competition: Premiership
Crowd: 75,512
Match Report Submitted on 08/09/2008 by ?
Manure First!

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.