Man Utd frustrated by goalless draw against Newcastle

Hosts continue unbeaten start to the league but rue missed opportunities at Old Trafford; Bournemouth stun West Ham.

Hernandez's late effort was blocked by Krul [EPA]
Hernandez's late effort was blocked by Krul [EPA]

Wayne Rooney endured more frustration as Manchester United was held to a 0-0 draw by Newcastle in the English Premier League.

The striker did manage his first shots on target this season and found the net in the first half, but it was ruled out for offside.

Rooney remains without a goal since April for United, which dropped points for the first time in the first month of the season.

In the second half, substitute United striker Javier Hernandez was denied at close range by goalkeeper Tim Krul and defender Chris Smalling’s header hit the post as Newcastle secured its first point on the road since February.

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Newcastle, though, remains without a win in the first three games under Steve McClaren, a former assistant manager at United.

The stuttering draw for Louis van Gaal’s United highlighted the need for attacking reinforcements before the transfer window closes on September 1.

Elsewhere, promoted Bournemouth announced their arrival in the top flight with a bang after Callum Wilson’s hat-trick sealed their first-ever Premier League victory in a 4-3 success at West Ham United.

The south coast side, who lost their two opening games 1-0, led 2-0 at halftime thanks to a double from Wilson but West Ham levelled through a Mark Noble penalty and Cheikhou Kouyate goal.

Marc Pugh nudged Bournemouth ahead again before Wilson converted a spot kick, after West Ham defender Carl Jenkinson was dismissed, to complete his treble before Modibo Maiga pulled a goal back in the 82nd to set up a tense finish.

Tottenham Hotspur ended Leicester City’s perfect start under new manager Claudio Ranieri with a 1-1 draw after the impressive Riyad Mahrez cancelled out Dele Alli’s first Spurs goal.

Leciester lead the standings with seven points ahead of Manchester United on goal difference with Manchester City, who visit Everton on Sunday, in third on six points.

Champions Chelsea, who have one point from their first two games, travel to West Browmich Albion also on Sunday.


Crystal Palace 2-1 Aston Villa
Leicester City 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur
Manchester United 0-0 Newcastle United 
Norwich City 1-1 Stoke City
Sunderland 1-1 Swansea City 
West Ham United 3-4 AFC Bournemouth

Source: News Agencies


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