Three goals in the last 20 minutes by Juan Mata, Anthony Martial, and Alexis Sanchez earned Manchester United its first English Premier League win since the opening day as it rallied from 2-0 down to beat Newcastle 3-2 in a thriller on Saturday.

With Jose Mourinho coming under increasing scrutiny because of poor results and frequent verbal attacks on his players, United produced a gutsy fightback at Old Trafford to relieve some of the pressure on its manager.

Newcastle, without a league win, was 2-0 up after 10 minutes thanks to Brazilian wing back Kenedy and Yoshinori Muto.

Manchester United’s manager Jose Mourinho, left gestures to his players during their English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Newcastle United at Old Trafford in Manchester, England, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

Mourinho reacted by bringing on Spain midfielder Juan Mata for center half Eric Bailly after 19 minutes, but the boos still rung around the ground at the interval.

United was a different team in the second half, and it came as no surprise when Mata curled in a free kick in the 70th minute.

Martial equalized five minutes later with a fierce low drive following an exchange of passes with Paul Pogba.

Manchester United’s Alexis Sanchez celebrates after scoring his sides 3rd goal during their English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Newcastle United at Old Trafford in Manchester, England, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

Substitute Sanchez then sent the crowd wild with delight when he headed in the winner in the 90th to end United’s run of four games in all competitions without a victory.

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Source: The Associated Press