Originally written on 90Soccer  |  Last updated 10/23/14
Manchester United 4-3 Nerwcastle United Coming from behind 3 times during the game, Man United managed to come back and notch up an epic win at the last minute over Newcaslte. Meanwhile, Manchester City lose at Sunderland, 7 points behind its rival… Sir Alex Ferguson post game quotes: “I wish this was the last game of the season!” Sir Alex told MUTV, minutes after Javier Hernandez sealed the Reds’ 4-3 victory in injury time. “What this tells you about is the courage of our team. Fantastic courage. The players never gave in. We improved our game enormously [after trailing 2-1 at half-time] which we had to do.” The goal which put the Reds behind for a second time was the talk of the press lounge, if not the entire Old Trafford stadium, at half-time. Initially, it was considered to be a Papiss Cisse strike from an offside position – as ruled by a referee’s assistant on the South Stand touchline. But then referee Mike Dean overruled, declaring it to be an own goal by Jonny Evans and thus giving Newcastle the lead at 2-1. “The referee changed the linesman’s mind,” explained Sir Alex. “The referee said it was an own goal [by Jonny Evans, and therefore not offside] but if you see it again… the referee couldn’t see it and that’s why his linesman has to come into it [the decision making]. The Newcastle striker is in an offside position and as the ball’s played in, he pulls Jonny Evans’ arm. If that’s not interfering with play, what is interference? “I think it was a bad decision but Mike Dean deserves the benefit of a video replay, which I had [at half-time]. When I saw it, I knew rightaway it was a mistake. We had a lot of decisions against us in the first half and sometimes that can demoralise a team. But the players didn’t give in and that’s a great quality to have. I’m pleased that we came back three times after going down three times and then scoring the winner. “Chicharito deservedly got the winner, his movement and courage were unbelievable. He and van Persie were absolutely phenomenal, I thought.” The late winner means United are now guaranteed to be top not only at the end of the next game against West Brom – on Saturday, the eve of Sir Alex’s 71st birthday – but also when the Wigan away match is concluded on New Year’s Day. “It’s a really significant result for us. It puts in a good position. As I always say of December, it’s a month that tells you everything,” added the boss. “And when we come to the end of the Wigan game on 1 January, we’ll still be top of the league.” http://www.manutd.com    
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