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  • Manchester United come from behind to seal emphatic victory at Old Trafford.
  • Paul Pogba teed up Anthony Martial to score after 35 minutes to wipe out Dwight Gayle's early opener that silenced the home crowd.
  • Chris Smalling headed home just before half-time to give his side the lead.
  • Pogba scored United's third before being taken off after the hour mark.
  • Romelu Lukaku ended his goal drought with an emphatic finish.
  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic came off the bench for the final 15 minutes - his first appearance in over six months.
  • United remain second, eight points behind Manchester City.
Paul Pogba
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19:26

Job done for United. Things didn't start according to plan for Jose Mourinho with Dwight Gayle opening the scoring after 14 minutes. But it's ended up being a very satisfying night for the Portuguese.

Paul Pogba was in excellent form on his return to action, claiming a goal and an assist before going off after an hour. Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Romelu Lukaku all impressed after starting together for the first time this season - with the Belgian finally ended his drought in front of goal. And the icing on the cake - Zlatan Ibrahimovic making his grand return from injury under the lights at Old Trafford.

19:24

Full-time: Manchester United 4-1 Newcastle United

19:21

Three minutes of time added on at Old Trafford.

19:21

Almost the perfect return for the Swede. He pulls away at the far post and waits for Rashford to pick him out inside the box and obviously, he opts for a scissor kick, connecting with the ball but unable to beat Elliot at his near post.

19:18
Zlatan Ibrahimovic
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Four goals, three points and a return for Zlatan. It's been a good night for Jose Mourinho's side.

19:13

Here's United's final change of the evening with Ander Herrera onto replace Mata.

19:13

Every time Ibrahimovic touches the ball he is getting a huge ovation. His pass frees Young down the inside left but his cross trickles across goal with no one able to get on the end of it.

19:10

I'm not exactly sure how United are lining up in attack now that Ibrahimovic is on the pitch but Lukaku appears to be in a wide position out on the right with Mata through the middle.

19:07

And here comes the big man; Zlatan Ibrahimovic makes his Manchester United comeback, replacing the excellent Anthony Martial with 15 minutes remaining.

19:03

Romelu Lukaku ends his drought! Starting out on the right wing, he looks inside to Mata before getting the ball back via a neat flick from the Spaniard. Lukaku powers his way into the box, flicking the ball over a meek Newcastle challenge to leave himself one-on-one with Elliot. He takes his time, feinting once to fool the goalkeeper before lashing one into the roof of the net. Another fine United goal and the Belgian has his 12th goal of the season.

19:00

Goal! Manchester United 4-1 Newcastle United (Romelu Lukaku, 70)

19:00

Here's United first change of the afternoon; but it isn't Zlatan coming on. Instead, it's Marouane Fellaini replacing Pogba. The France international has been terrific on his return from injury.

18:58

During that, Newcastle got the advantage after Smalling caught Hayden with a painful looking challenge, overstretching and catching the Newcastle midfielder on the shin. He picks up a yellow card.

18:58

Fine save by De Gea! Murphy suddenly drives forward with the United defence backpedding and takes on the shot, but it is comfortable enough for the Spaniard. By his standards anyway.

18:57

First change of the evening comes for Newcastle, with Rolando Aarons replacing Ritchie.

18:56

Newcastle finally get a bit of respite and come forward on the counter. The ball is moved inside to Shelvey who suddenly bursts past his marker into the box but is forced wide by Smalling. He loses control of the ball and to add insult to injury, the former Liverpool man slips in front of the United crowd.

18:50

Newcastle are being torn apart here at the minute; Lukaku is picked out in loads of space down the left and he is all too easily able to dart inside Yedlin. He looks inside for Rashford but his pass isn't accurate enough and is unable to find his strike partner.

18:46

#Pogback indeed. It's a wonderful third from United who deserve it after their superb start to this half. Mata starts it, freeing Lukaku down the inside left who clips a cross into Rashford who has just about peeled off his man. Instead of heading on goal, the England international cushions the ball across goal for Pogba to run onto and convert from close range. Superb stuff all round.

18:44

Goal! Manchester United 3-1 Newcastle United (Paul Pogba, 53)

18:42

United have started well here with Martial racing down the inside left darting past his marker before clipping an inviting ball across goal. It's begging for someone to get on the end of it but it veers across goal and out of play.

18:38

Rashford looks to have joined Lukaku up front in this half with Martial out on the left and that change almost pays off straight away. Martial stretches the Newcastle defence before cutting inside to Pogba who dinks a wonderful first-time ball into the box for Rashford. He almost flicks it on perfectly for Lukaku with another first-time effort but Elliot scampers out of goal to get their just in time.

18:36

No changes from either side at half-time; can Newcastle spring another surprise on the home side?

18:35

And United get is back underway for the second-half.

18:27
Chris Smalling
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Chris Smalling's header has given United the lead having trailed early on thanks to Dwight Gayle's strike.