Newcastle United and Manchester United will reignite their rivalries after disappointing results in the Champions League during the week with both sides eyeing up a spot in the top four before Christmas after a topsy-turvy first 13 games.
Both these two teams have been significantly worse than they were at this stage of the season last time out, as Newcastle are now below Manchester United in the table by one point, despite having a +17 better goals difference. The Red Devils have scored 16 and let in the same amount, while the Magpies have scored a stunning record of 31 and conceded just 13 - only those in the top three have a better defensive record than them.
During the week, Eddie Howe's men were brutally denied all three points in France away to Paris Saint-Germain, as an extremely controversial penalty decision by VAR handed Kylian Mbappe to chance to earn a draw after Newcastle took the lead through Alexander Isak in the first half. It now leaves Howe's side needing a win and other results to go in their favour on the final day of Champions League action soon to come.
Newcastle did manage to beat Chelsea last time out, however, as Isak, Jamaal Lascelles, Joelinton and Anthony Gordon all scored goals after an upset at the hands of Bournemouth on the south coast in what was their fourth loss of the Premier League season.
However, they are the only team to beat Arsenal this season in the league, defeating the Gunners at St. James' Park back at the start of November. They've also already defeated both Manchester City and United in the EFL Cup, smashing Erik ten Hag's side 3-0 at Old Trafford in a game that could have easily hit the 5-0 mark - Miguel Almiron, Lewis Hall and Joe Willock all scored goals that day.
United beat Everton 3-0 at Goodison Park last weekend that saw Alejandro Garnacho score one of the all-time great Premier League goals with a stunning overhead kick. Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial also got among the goals that day, but a 3-3 draw with Galatasaray in the Champions League on Wednesday now leaves ten Hag's side all but out of the Champions League.
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