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Newcastle vs Man United – Rooney’s return to inspire win

| 19.04.2011

There’s definitely a case to be made for Newcastle beating Manchester United at St James Park on Tuesday night, but Manchester United will be looking to bounce back immediately after crashing out of the FA Cup.

Manchester United can go ten points clear at the top of the Premier League should they take all three points and after suffering the humiliation of losing to their Manchester rivals on Saturday, Sir Alex Ferguson’s side wil need no extra motivation.

Match Odds

Newcastle have registered just one victory over Manchester United in their last 20 meetings and this is why they are as big as 4/1 to win despite playing with home advantage.

Manchester United are the comfortable 4/6 favourites and since Newcastle’s last victory over the Red Devils back in 2001, Manchester United have won seven of the eight subsequent games at St James Park.

The other tie finished 2-2 and while the draw is available at 11/4, it’s hard to oppose a side that have scored 26 goals in those eight games and Manchester United are 9/4 to score over 2.5 goals.

Total Goals

Goals can be expected at St James Park on Tuesday night and over 3.5 goals is available at 21/10.

Manchester United have kept just one clean sheet at St James Park since Newcastle last registered a victory there and a 3-1 Manchester United win is priced at 12/1.

On his return Rooney is 4/6 to score at any time but Dimitar Berbatov has two goals in his last two starts against Newcastle and is 11/8 to score any time.

Newcastle have taken the lead in three of the last six games between the two sides and Manchester United are 8/1 to come from behind and win or 4/1 to come from behind and win or draw.

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Robbie Morris

Robbie studied sports journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, an establishment chosen for its proximity to Cheltenham racecourse, where he was a season ticket holder. Upon graduation, Robbie was a contributor to GolfPunk, a national magazine aimed at ridding golf of its traditionalist image, before joining the news.ladbrokes team.