Some Newcastle fans watching the Crystal Palace vs Manchester United game last night got decidedly older in those first 50 minutes when Crystal Palace were 2-0 up with goals from Andros Townsend (11) and former Newcastle loan player Patrick van Aanholt (48).
If Palace won the game they would go above Newcastle by one point and we would be 4th bottom of the league, one point above Southampton, who we play at home on Saturday.
Newcastle fans suddenly became Manchester United fans (strange that) and well, would you believe the Red Devils came back with goals from Smalling (55) and Lukaku (76) to level the scores.
And then Nemanja Matic – that fantastic central midfield player – scored the winner in stoppage time (90+1).
And just to make it worse for Palace that was his first goal ever for Manchester United.
Nemanja Matic – scoring winner in the 91st minute
Crystal Palace were so really unlucky last night and they have probably thrown more points away than even Newcastle this season – and that’s saying something
The tweets from Newcastle fans were decidedly different as the game progressed.
Here’s a sampling.
Before the Manchester United comeback:
Can’t wait for Man Utd to bottle this and Palace go above us in the table!! #NUFC
— JJ Fletcher (@JJFletcher7) March 5, 2018
Of course Palace are beating Man Utd, because it matters to #nufc
— Lee Robson (@leerobson23) March 5, 2018
The hilarity when Palace take three points tonight man. That Bournemouth game is going to haunt #NUFC
— Craig Dodds (@Doddsy180) March 5, 2018
Great now Palace lead 2-0.
Cheers Man Utd you’re useless.
— J?Y BUCKS ?? (@TheMasterBucks) March 5, 2018
Hells teeth. Palace 2-0 Man U. Those lost 2 points at Bournemouth last week looking even more critical for #nufc
— Carole Bateman (@CabInStelling) March 5, 2018
After the Manchester United comeback:
Mike Ashley has ruined #NUFC so much that i’ve just cheered a Man United winner at Crystal Palace.
— Jonathan Drape-Comyn (@JonathanComyn) March 5, 2018
#NUFC fans crack me up..
Palace 2-0 Man Utd – ‘that’s it lads, it’ll take 42 points to stay up – we’re going down!’
Palace 2-3 Man Utd – ‘that’s Palace relegated – huge blow for them. Beat Saints and we’re almost there!’#HWTL
— Black&WhiteBarmy (@BlackWhiteBarmy) March 6, 2018
Pretty happy with that result like. Man Utd done us a favour keeping Palace below us ? #NUFC
— Eski Boi (@Esky_B) March 5, 2018
Unlucky Palace. However my cheese n biscuits just went all over the floor thanks to Mr Matic. Feels wrong celebrating a Man U goal but needs must. #NUFC
— KevLew (@Kevlew833) March 5, 2018
Massive goal for Man Utd, but a massive goal too for #NUFC & other sides at the bottom. Defeat from 2-0 up tough to swallow for Palace.
— Andy Sixsmith (@SixsmithTV) March 5, 2018