Pogba show class as Man Utd beat Newcastle, Chelsea up

Manchester United big buy, Paul Pogba scored on his return from injury as the Manchester team came from behind to beat Newcastle United and set a club record of 38 games unbeaten at Old Trafford.

Dwight Gayle gave the visitors a surprise lead when a slip by Victor Lindelof let in the striker to score in off the post, according to a BBC report.

Pogba, back after nine weeks out with a hamstring injury, crossed for Anthony Martial to head the equaliser before Chris Smalling met Ashley Young’s centre on the stroke of half-time.

Pogba finished off a fine team move before Romelu Lukaku’s first league goal since 30 September sealed a fine win. Zlatan Ibrahimovic came off the bench for the final 14 minutes after seven months out with a cruciate knee ligament injury.

At the Hawthorns, Chelsea cruised to an easy away win over West Brom to increase the pressure on Baggies manager Tony Pulis.

Alvaro Morata scored his eighth Premier League goal of the season when he converted a rebound after Albion goalkeeper Ben Foster had parried Eden Hazard’s low shot.

Hazard made it 2-0 shortly after when he collected Morata’s flick and took the ball around Foster, before Marcos Alonso volleyed in a third from Cesc Fabregas’ free-kick.

In the second half, Hazard scored his second of the game with a curled finish from 18 yards out after another excellent Fabregas pass.

The victory was Chelsea’s fourth successive league win, while West Brom remain without a win in all competitions since 22 August, a run of 11 games.

Chelsea move up to third, behind Manchester United, and leaders Manchester City, who won at Leicester.

 

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