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Fans fume at Sky Sports over Newcastle vs Man Utd pay-per-view coverage

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Manchester United and Newcastle fans have been very vocal at their disappointment over the quality of Sky Sports Box Office.

The St James’ Park clash was the first match shown by Sky on a pay-per-view basis, with supporters forced to pay £14.95 for the match to watch their side.

The announcement last week was met with serious anger after the Premier League announced every match would be available live for fans to watch through Sky Sports and BT Sport, but at £14.95 per game.

BT were the first to show a premium match with Chelsea vs Southampton at 3pm on Saturday before Sky followed suit with Newcastle vs United at 8pm.

As if forking out £14.95 wasn’t bad enough, fans have been left deeply frustrated by the poor quality of Sky’s coverage.

Sky Sports opted against any punditry or analysis for the match and didn’t even offer a presenter on camera for the match, with fans furious.

Instead, they dug deep into their back catalogue of commentators to cover the game, with fans left disappointed when expecting the likes of Gary Neville and Roy Keane, who usually cover United matches.

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Many pubs also reported problems online with Box Office not working despite paying for the product.

United came from behind to win the match after falling behind to Luke Shaw’s early own goal.

Harry Maguire equalised before Bruno Fernandes made up for a second-half penalty miss with a decisive goal. Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Marcus Rashford added goals in stoppage time.

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