Eddie Howe reacts to Newcastle United’s draw at Manchester United - and that penalty incident

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Newcastle United claimed yet another Premier League point - this time at the home of Manchester United.

Newcastle United kept their impressive start to the season going with a well-earned draw at Manchester United’s Old Trafford, a ground they’ve won just once at since the 1970s.

Joelinton hit the woodwork twice and Callum Wilson had a legitimate penalty claim turned down in an impressive opening 45, and while the Red Devils edged the second, neither side could find a breakthrough.

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Bruno Guimaraes of Newcastle United is tackled by Casemiro of Manchester United during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Newcastle United at Old Trafford on October 16, 2022 in Manchester, England.Bruno Guimaraes of Newcastle United is tackled by Casemiro of Manchester United during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Newcastle United at Old Trafford on October 16, 2022 in Manchester, England.
Bruno Guimaraes of Newcastle United is tackled by Casemiro of Manchester United during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Newcastle United at Old Trafford on October 16, 2022 in Manchester, England. | Getty Images

That points means United keep up their impressive record in the top flight so far this campaign, having lost just once - an added time defeat Liverpool.

And here’s how Eddie Howe reacted to the result...

He said: “Especially in the first half I thought we were very good. Joelinton had the two chances when he hit the woodwork, we could potentially have had a penalty for the challenge on Callum Wilson.

“I thought it was a strong shout for a penalty. Callum looked like he caught the lad’s calf when running. I’ve seen them given another day.

“We lost our way really in the second half and I’m glad the full time whistle has gone.

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“The [Marcus] Rashford header is a big moment. We did really well to contain them but that’s the one that possibly could have lost us the game but the players didn’t deserve that.”

On one defeat in 10, Howe said: “Yeah you’d take that. It’s been a very positive start to the season, the players have given everything and that’s all you can ask for. The team spirit is very high at the moment.

“Every team needs a solid base. I also have to compliment the guys in front, we have some really good athletes who break up play. You want goals at the other end but I believe we have players that can hurt teams.”

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