LONDON — Manchester United lost its second straight Premier League game, a 3-0 defeat to Newcastle on Wednesday night that left Manchester City with a three-point lead.
The most unusual occurrence of the night was in Liverpool, where Everton's Tim Howard became just the fourth goalkeeper to score in the Premier League. The American's clearance from his own penalty area in the 63rd minute bounced about 30 yards from the Bolton goal and was blown by the wind over leaping goalkeeper Adam Bogdan. Bolton rallied for a 2-1 win on goals by David Ngog in the 67th and Gary Cahill in the 78th.
Following its 3-2 defeat at home to Blackburn on Saturday, United stumbled again as Newcastle got goals from Demba Ba in the 33rd and Yohan Cabaye in the 47th. Phil Jones headed the ball for an own goal in the 90th.
City (15-2-3) hosts United (14-3-3) on Sunday in the third round of the FA Cup.