And that is that. What a game!
- Listen to BBC Radio 5 live using audio icon
- Newcastle XI: Elliott, Janmaat, Mbemba, Coloccini, Dummett, Sissoko, Tiote, Colback, Wijnaldum, Perez, Mitrovic
- Man Utd XI: De Gea, Young, Smalling, Blind, Darmian, Schneiderlin, Fellaini, Lingard, Herrera, Martial, Rooney
Ivan Toney on and Chiek Tiote off for Newcastle.
Would you believe it! Newcastle find something from nowhere to drag themselves level. I saw nowhere. I mean Paul Dummett, who is perfectly placed to latch on to a loose ball after Manchester United fail to clear a cross before rifling a shot that deflects into the net off an away defender. Stunning.
Only a few minutes remain. The life looks to have been kicked out of Newcastle by Rooney's second goal.
Save! Rob Elliott keeps Newcastle in the match with a superb save to block a point-blank header from Marouane Fellaini. It was a superb cross from Memphis Depay but the big Belgian is denied.
An immediate response from Newcastle boss Steve McClaren, who sends on Yoan Gouffran for Jack Colback.
What a strike! Wayne Rooney just loves playing against Newcastle. He has his second of the game and what a good goal it is. The ball falls at his feet after Memphis Depay's shot is blocked by a Newcastle leg and the England striker makes no mistake with a rising shot into the roof of the net. It comes just as Newcastle were looking to press home their advantage. No wonder Louis van Gaal is smiling.
Aleksandar Mitrovic has come alive this half. He steals the ball of Daley Blind, who misjudges a long ball forward, and holds off his marker but mis-hits his attempted curling shot from inside the box wide of goal.
Louis van Gaal needs to change something. His solution is to send on Juan Mata for Ander Herrera, presumably to try and keep hold of the ball, which has been largely in the possession of Newcastle since their second goal.
It is all Newcastle now. Aleksandar Mitrovic gets in the way of a Georginio Wijnaldum shot inside the box. Manchester United clinging on.
The ball is in the net for Newcastle! But the linesman's flag is also in the air! Matteo Darmian breathes a huge sigh of relief after his loose ball gifts possession to Moussa Sissoko but his pass finds the offside Georginio Wijnaldum.
The comeback is complete! Aleksandar Mitrovic makes no mistake, rolling home his effort into the same spot as Wayne Rooney earlier. Now we have a finish on our hands!
Mike Dean restores balance as Mitrovic is bundled to the ground by Chris Smalling in the Manchester United box and the referee points to the spot.
Jesse Lingard is whipped off, possibly partly as a result of that chance he missed. Memphis Depay replaces him.
Great tackle from Fabricio Coloccini! He is the last man and has Wayne Rooney charging at him but times his lunge to perfection and takes the ball before clearing to set up a counter-attack that ends with Marouane Fellaini and Jack Colback falling to the floor in the box, the home fans shouting for a penalty and Mike Dean waving play on. Colback waited for the contact from Fellaini and fell a bit too easily.
That Lingard chance could have finished the game had it been converted, but Newcastle are hitting back now like a side who know they have been given a second life. A period of home pressure ends with a poor cross into the box that beats everyone, including intended target Aleksandar Mitrovic.
Oh, what a miss from Jesse Lingard! Anthony Martial drives into the box from the left and finds Ander Herrera with a neat pass before the midfielder flicks the ball to Lingard with the goal at his mercy. He has time to pick his spot and somehow finds the stand behind his intended target. Louis van Gaal is absolutely fuming!
Some Moussa Sissoko brilliance nearly levels the scores! He is found in the Manchester United box by a long forward pass from Fabricio Coloccini before turning Ashley Young inside out to get a clear shot on goal. Not for the first time, though, David de Gea is equal to the shot with a low block.
Newcastle come on strong at the start of the half and Chris Smalling has to be strong to slide in and tackle Georginio Wijnaldum, who was threatening to go clear in the box.
And we are back under way.
After a dull start this has really livened up. Louis van Gaal can have no complaints about being bored.
Former England striker on BBC radio 5 live
"Aleksandar Mitrovic produced some good centre-forward play as he held the ball up well and and nodded it into the path of Georginio Wijnaldum. He missed a chance earlier but there was no mistake this time."
Anthony Martial gives the first glimpse of his ability this game with a driving run from the left and a low shot that takes a deflection for a corner. Chris Smalling meets Daley Blind's delivery at the back post but heads it straight out for a goal-kick.
Fair play to Georginio Wijnaldum. He missed one from a similar position (that was probably an easier chance) earlier but he took that chance superbly. It is very, very timely as well. Newcastle probably didn't have it in them to come back from 2-0 down at half-time.
Newcastle hit back immediately! Aleksandar Mitrovic shows great strength and awareness to head a long ball into the box back for Georginio Wijnaldum, who makes no mistake with a low shot off his shin into the bottom corner. Game very much back on!
Good goal. Really good goal. Ander Herrera's superb forward pass finds Wayne Rooney, who holds the ball up before showing excellent awareness to find Jesse Lingard, who had charged up on his left. Lingard does the rest with a low finish. Poor Fabricio Coloccini had no idea what was going on during that move.
No ifs, no buts, Georginio Wijnaldum should have equalised for Newcastle.
Chris Smalling abandons his defensive remit with a charge to near the edge of the Newcastle box to set up an away attack that ends with a very hopeful and ultimately wasteful long-range shot from Matteo Darmian that flies well wide.
Well played Chancel Mbemba. He is faced with the charging Jesse Lingard near his own byline but shows good strength to hold him off and win a goal-kick. Mike Dean then shows a yellow card to Cheick Tiote a yellow card for an earlier foul on Ander Herrera.
It is getting lively. The home crowd scream for a penalty as Daryl Janmaat falls under a tackle from Jesse Lingard. It was a wild challenge by the away player but he did just get the ball. Just.
A second away player goes into the book as Ander Herrera trips Georginio Wijnaldum. It provides the home side with a free-kick on the left in the Manchester United half, which Ayoze Perez swings in and David de Gea punches away.
Wijnaldum surely! No! Great save by David de Gea! The Newcastle midfielder has the goal at his mercy from 12 yards out after being found in the box by Ayoze Perez, but shoots too close to the away keeper who saves superbly with his boot. Best chance by far for the home side.
Oh, so close! Wayne Rooney scampers away and into space to beat the offside trap and gather Jesse Lingard's pass, but his low shot skips past the far post after beating keeper Rob Elliott. That was an excellent chance and considering the quality of the player it fell to, should have been converted.
Good movement from Ander Herrera buys him space down the right to be found by a neat pass before delivering a low cross that takes a deflection and goes behind. The resulting corner causes chaos that Marouane Fellaini almost capitalises on with a low shot that is blocked by the sliding Paul Dummett. Fellaini then slams into the fallen home defender and is given the booking that has had his name on it for the last 10 minutes.
Speaking of the penalty, it was Rooney's 19th in the Premier League, putting him eighth in the list of most penalty goals in the division's history. According to Opta, it also took Rooney ahead of Ruud van Nistelrooy's record of 18 penalties scored for Manchester United in the Premier League.
OK, I still think it was a harsh decision to give the penalty but having seen a slow motion replay from an angle behind the referee, I can now see why it was given. Chancel Mbemba's arm was up somewhat unnecessarily and did block a potentially goal-bound header.
Meanwhile, Fellaini gets a warning from Mike Dean for a third foul in quick succession. A booking awaits his next foul, surely.
Jesse Lingard is proving the most mobile and willing runner for Manchester United. He chases in vain after a long ball forward from Ander Herrera. His lack of success in reaching it is more to do with the ball than his run, though. Only one thing of note has happened so far - the goal.
Buoyed by their goal, Manchester United are now on top against a shell-shocked home side. The majority of play is now taking place in the home half. I've seen a few replays of the penalty decision. Looks less like a spot-kick with each one.