Ferguson pleased with United victory

MANCHESTER UNITED 2 vs NEWCASTLE 1

MANCHESTER United defeated a resilient Newcastle to advance to a fourth-round Capital One Cup tie away to Chelsea.

Goals from midfielders Anderson – a minute before half-time – and Tom Cleverley in the 58th minute had given United a two-goal lead before visiting striker Papiss Cisse scored with a header to give his side hope with half an hour to go.

“I’m very pleased,” said United manager Sir Alex Ferguson, for whom returning forward Wayne Rooney played the first 76 minutes. “First to win the tie in an all Premier League clash. We played fantastic football and I think we deserved it.”