— Gareth Roberts (@gingerlegend76) January 2, 2019
Manchester United’s Anthony Martial was hit in the face by the ball after Ayoze Pérez kicked it towards him from close range during a game at St James’ Park.
Newcastle were defeated 2-0 as they played host to Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s rejuvenated Man Utd side in the Premier League on Wednesday night.
— Tom Harrison (@Tom_Harra) January 2, 2019
With the game still goalless, play was stopped midway through the first-half so that the French international midfielder could receive treatment after being whacked by the wild clearance.
A little dazed, Martial was able to recover and rejoin the other players on the pitch before being substituted in the 63rd minute.
— Secret Footballer (@TSF) January 2, 2019
His replacement, Romelu Lukaku, went on to score the first goal of the game just moments later.
This, added to a another late strike, was enough for the honeymoon of Old Trafford’s latest manager to continue.