Manchester United still keeping their 100% record under Ole Gunnar Solksjaer’s reign going after picking up an important 2-0 away win over Newcastle United.
Having to play away from home at St. James Park didn’t bother United too much, though they did struggle in breaking down their opponent’s defense during the first 45 minutes.
After a goalless first half, Man United finally got their breakthrough midway into the second half thanks to substitute, Romelu Lukaku, who is very keen on getting that starting line up role.
Things got even better for the visitor as they netted their second 10 minutes from time through Marcus Rashford’s effort which sealed all three points for Solksjaer boys.
In another tie, Chelsea failed to pick up their first win in 2019 after being held into a disappointing goalless draw against Southampton.
Facing several injury problems in their attacking department, The Blues were struggling in the final third.
Despite giving their all to push hard until the final whistle, no goals were scored as The Blues have to settle for getting just one point on their first home game in the new year.
This result opens up that top four spot remain open especially with both Arsenal along with Manchester United winning their new year fixtures.
Full results of English Premier League Wednesday fixtures:
Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-2 Crystal Palace; Newcastle United 0-2 Manchester United; Chelsea 0-0 Southampton; West Ham 2-2 Brighton Hove and Albion; Huddersfield 1-2 Burnley.
Source: 1000 Goals.