Paul Pogba marked his return from injury with a goal and an assist as Manchester United turned around a first-half deficit to record a convincing 4-1 Premier League win over Newcastle United.
Frenchman Pogba teed up compatriot Anthony Martial for the equaliser before tapping in a third, helping Jose Mourinho’s side overcome Dwight Gayle’s 14th-minute opener to stretch their unbeaten run at home to 38 games.
Anthony Martial’s equaliser
Paul Pogba assist pic.twitter.com/X9Irfywng9
— DILLINGER 👹 (@DillanMUFC) November 18, 2017
Chris Smalling had nodded the hosts ahead in first-half stoppage time while Romelu Lukaku ended his personal drought after the break, the Belgian striker smashing in his first club goal since September 30.
what’s crazier than Rashford having the awareness to head this down for Pogba to tap in is that he ever got in a position to do so pic.twitter.com/M8z26sdMoM
— ML (@studythetape) November 18, 2017
Mourinho allowed Ibrahimovic a late cameo off the bench, the Swede making his first appearance in 216 days since suffering a serious knee injury in April.
Bangs it in with full power 🚀 pic.twitter.com/5joogRxT0j
— Man Utd Channel (@ManUtdChannel) November 18, 2017
The result sees United reclaim second place from Chelsea and remain on the coat-tails of pacesetters Manchester City, who won 2-0 at Leicester City earlier on Saturday to lead their neighbours by eight points.
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