Newcastle vs Man United: 3 things Eddie Howe learned from emphatic win

Newcastle United captain Kieran Trippier (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
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Eddie Howe picked up a valuable win for Newcastle vs Man United in the Carabao Cup. Here are three things learned from the 3-0 win away from home.

Newcastle United travelled to Manchester to face Erik ten Hag’s side in the EFL Cup last night. What was expected to be a difficult game for Newcastle, actually turned out to be relatively comfortable. There were times of Manchester United dominance from an attacking perspective, but the second-fiddle defence and goalkeeper dealt with the pressure well.

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3 things Eddie Howe learned from Newcastle vs Man United

With that said, here are three lessons Eddie Howe would have taken from Newcastle vs Man United.

Joelinton is the go-to guy

Surprisingly, Joelinton played through the middle of the attack at times throughout the match and this is where I felt he was the most effective.

Obviously, this was a needed tactical play from Howe’s perspective, with Alexander Isak out injured and the need to rest Callum Wilson for some important fixtures coming up.

I won’t sit here and say that Joelinton should be an out-and-out striker going forward. That would be stupid of me – But what I will say is that he’s not a bad option as the third striker choice until January, where Eddie Howe is thought to invest in a new centre forward.

A great display from Joelinton, and he topped it off with an assist for some great false-nine play.

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