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McClaren reacts to 'monumental' Newcastle draw

Newcastle snatched a late equaliser to earn a 3-3 draw against Manchester United in an entertaining clash at St James' Park.

The visitors went ahead on nine minutes through a Wayne Rooney penalty following a controversial handball decision against Chancel Mbemba.

Manchester United doubled their lead when winger Jesse Lingard, recalled to the starting XI, converted following a swift counter-attack.

Newcastle reduced the deficit just before half-time as Georginio Wijnaldum swept in a volley following Aleksandar Mitrovic's knockdown. And they equalised with a penalty from Mitrovic when referee Mike Dean ruled Chris Smalling had pulled back the Serbian forward.

Manchester United made it 3-2 when England captain Rooney cracked in a fine strike after Memphis Depay's shot was blocked.

Just when time seemed to be running out, Newcastle snatched a dramatic draw through defender Paul Dummett in the 90th minute.

After the match Newcastle boss Steve McClaren said, "you don't realise what a monumental effort that is, to come back from 2-0 and 3-2, and to perform as we did":

Newcastle United remain in the bottom three, a point adrift of Swansea City.

Boro to face Everton in Capital One Cup quarter final

Leadbitter celebrating the club's win with Boro boss Aitor Karanka Credit: PA

Middlesbrough are to face Everton at home in December.

The championship promotion-chasers triumphed on penalties following a goalless draw at Old Trafford .

Grant Leadbitter, Stewart Downing and Ben Gibson all managed to get the better of United goalkeeper Sergio Romero.

Boro goalkeeper Tomas Mejias saved from Rooney and Young as Boro advanced to the quarter-finals.

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Karanka relishing LVG clash in League Cup tie

Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka says 'it's a pleasure' to face Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal in tonight's Capital One Cup clash at Old Trafford.

Karanka has met Van Gaal before as a Real Madrid player when the Dutchman was in charge of Barcelona, but tonight will be the first time the Spaniard has gone head-to-head with Van Gaal as a manager.

Speaking ahead of the match, Karanka said he was looking forward to the match and described Van Gaal as 'one of the best managers in the world'.

Karanka: Man United clash 'enjoyable for everyone but me'

Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka says the club's Capital One Cup tie against Manchester United is 'enjoyable for everyone but me'.

More than 10,000 Boro fans are expected to travel to Manchester for tomorrow night's Fourth Round clash at Old Trafford.

Speaking ahead of the match, Karanka said it's a good occasion for everyone except the manager because '90 minutes in Old Trafford can be really, really good or really, really bad'.

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