Man United beats Newcastle 3-0 in Premier League
NEWCASTLE, England (AP) -Manchester United ruthlessly exploited lackluster defending by Newcastle to win 3-0 on Sunday and move to a share of second place with rival Manchester City in the Premier League.
Jonny Evans powered home a header from Robin van Persie's corner in the eighth minute at St. James' Park, while Wayne Rooney's corner found an unmarked Patrice Evra in the 15th.
Tom Cleverley added a third in the 71st with a long looping shot that proved too much for goalkeeper Steve Harper.
Newcastle came closest when Demba Ba's header came back off the bar and Papiss Cisse's follow-up was clawed away by United goalkeeper David De Gea just before it could cross the line
United and City have 15 points, four behind Chelsea after seven games.