Manchester United slumped to their second home Premier League defeat in the space of four days as Yohan Cabaye's goal gave Newcastle a first league victory at Old Trafford since 1972.

The home side struggled to break down the Magpies, other than a flurry of chances at the start of the second half, with Patrice Evra heading against the post before the ball rebounded against Vurnon Anita's arm.

Newcastle struck on the break when Cabaye fired home Moussa Sissoko's cross.

Robin van Persie had a header disallowed as Manchester United tried to respond, but Newcastle held on for a famous victory which means home form that had been cause for concern for boss David Moyes is now turning into a crisis.

Man Utd need goals for confidence - Moyes

The Scot's side have dropped 13 points out of 24 in front of their own fans this season and suffered back-to-back league defeats at Old Trafford for the first time since the end of the 2001-02 season.

Wednesday's loss to Everton meant Moyes's side came into this game already trailing leaders Arsenal by 12 points and in danger of being out of the title race by Christmas. At this rate, a top-four place will also be beyond them.

Old Trafford has been the site of many a late goal to deny visitors victory in the past but large numbers of home fans had left before the end, clearly believing an equaliser was beyond their side.

The same problems that have haunted Moyes all season were present here - a lack of creativity in midfield, and a vulnerability on the break at the back.

Chances were thin on the ground in a cagey first half, as Newcastle's five-man midfield worked hard to keep their hosts quiet.

With Wayne Rooney suspended, Van Persie's return after four games out was a welcome boost for Moyes and the Dutchman was expected to provide the spark in attack.

There was little inspiration in that department, however, and a tame Phil Jones shot from the edge of the area was the only time Krul had to make a save in the first half.

Newcastle controlled the game - Pardew

In fact it was Newcastle who had the best effort before the interval, when Mathieu Debuchy found space to fire in a shot from the right of the area that was pushed away by David De Gea.

Manchester United looked more like their old selves at the start of the second half, when Javier Hernandez tested Krul and Evra's header was only kept out by a combination of the post and Anita.

But Newcastle survived and hit back in style just after the hour mark when Sissoko escaped down the right and found Cabaye waiting to fire home from his pull-back.

And, for the third time on home soil this season, there was to be no Manchester United comeback.

Van Persie had a goal ruled out for offside, Adnan Januzaj was denied by Krul and substitute Wilfried Zaha curled a shot wide but, in truth, Newcastle did not face anything like a late onslaught. Van Persie was otherwise anonymous, and this was a largely insipid display.

The last time Manchester United lost successive home league games, the title was already lost and they finished third. To most of their fans, even that must seem like a distant dream.

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew:

"Sometimes when you get victories of this manner it's difficult to digest straight away. The headlines might be elsewhere but I hope the players get credit for their performance.

"I could still hear our fans singing when I was down the tunnel. It's a huge win for them.

"I knew our players were very conscious of those 41 years and were determined to put that right, although it is easier said than done."

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Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Manchester United

  • 01 de Gea
  • 02 Rafael (Antonio Valencia - 76' )
  • 03 Evra
  • 04 Jones
  • 06 Evans
  • 15 Vidic
  • 44 Januzaj
  • 23 Cleverley (Anderson - 69' )
  • 14 Hernández
  • 20 van Persie
  • 17 Nani (Zaha - 68' )

Substitutes

  • 05 Ferdinand
  • 08 Anderson
  • 13 Lindegaard
  • 18 Young
  • 19 Welbeck
  • 25 Antonio Valencia
  • 29 Zaha

Newcastle United

  • 01 Krul
  • 26 Debuchy (Yanga-Mbiwa - 83' )
  • 03 Santon
  • 24 Tioté
  • 06 Williamson
  • 02 Coloccini
  • 04 Cabaye Booked (Sh Ameobi - 78' )
  • 08 Anita Booked
  • 14 Remy
  • 07 Sissoko
  • 11 Gouffran (Ben Arfa - 57' )

Substitutes

  • 09 Cissé
  • 10 Ben Arfa
  • 13 Yanga-Mbiwa
  • 18 Gutiérrez
  • 21 Elliot
  • 23 Sh Ameobi
  • 25 Obertan
Ref: Andre Marriner
Att: 75,233

Match Stats

Shots

8 9

On target

4 3

Corners

4 4

Fouls

11 18

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Manchester United 0, Newcastle United 1.

90:00 +3:35 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Manchester United 0, Newcastle United 1.

90:00 +3:23

Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Anderson.

90:00 +2:57

Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Wilfried Zaha.

90:00 +2:42

Shola Ameobi (Newcastle United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

90:00 +2:42

Foul by Patrice Evra (Manchester United).

90:00 +2:16

Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Jonny Evans.

90:00 +0:30 Booking

Booking Vurnon Anita (Newcastle United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

90:00 +0:25

Foul by Vurnon Anita (Newcastle United).

90:00 +0:25

Anderson (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

88:26

Shola Ameobi (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

88:26

Foul by Wilfried Zaha (Manchester United).

86:02

Foul by Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa (Newcastle United).

86:02

Patrice Evra (Manchester United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

82:10 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Newcastle United. Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa replaces Mathieu Debuchy because of an injury.

81:48

Offside, Manchester United. Patrice Evra tries a through ball, but Javier Hernández is caught offside.

80:06

Loïc Remy (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

80:06

Foul by Anderson (Manchester United).

78:53

Foul by Mathieu Debuchy (Newcastle United).

78:53

Wilfried Zaha (Manchester United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

77:25 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Newcastle United. Shola Ameobi replaces Yohan Cabaye.

76:40

Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

76:40

Foul by Phil Jones (Manchester United).

75:58 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Manchester United. Luis Antonio Valencia replaces Rafael.

74:56

Foul by Hatem Ben Arfa (Newcastle United).

74:56

Adnan Januzaj (Manchester United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

73:06

Attempt missed. Wilfried Zaha (Manchester United) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Adnan Januzaj.

71:31

Offside, Manchester United. Jonny Evans tries a through ball, but Robin van Persie is caught offside.

71:01

Foul by Davide Santon (Newcastle United).

71:01

Adnan Januzaj (Manchester United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

69:18

Hatem Ben Arfa (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

69:18

Foul by Adnan Januzaj (Manchester United).

68:56 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Manchester United. Anderson replaces Tom Cleverley.

68:05

Attempt missed. Hatem Ben Arfa (Newcastle United) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Loïc Remy.

67:19 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Manchester United. Wilfried Zaha replaces Nani.

62:50

Vurnon Anita (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

62:50

Foul by Nani (Manchester United).

62:25

Foul by Vurnon Anita (Newcastle United).

62:25

Tom Cleverley (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

60:37 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Manchester United 0, Newcastle United 1. Yohan Cabaye (Newcastle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Moussa Sissoko.

59:46

Attempt missed. Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Vurnon Anita.

58:58

Mathieu Debuchy (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

58:58

Foul by Adnan Januzaj (Manchester United).

57:10

Foul by Vurnon Anita (Newcastle United).

57:10

Phil Jones (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

56:30 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Newcastle United. Hatem Ben Arfa replaces Yoan Gouffran.

54:26

Cheick Tioté (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

54:26

Foul by Robin van Persie (Manchester United).

54:20

Attempt blocked. Jonny Evans (Manchester United) left footed shot from very close range is blocked. Assisted by Robin van Persie with a headed pass.

54:15

Attempt blocked. Patrice Evra (Manchester United) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Nani with a cross.

53:58

Corner, Manchester United. Conceded by Fabricio Coloccini.

53:18

Foul by Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle United).

53:18

Adnan Januzaj (Manchester United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

52:23

Mathieu Debuchy (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

52:23

Foul by Patrice Evra (Manchester United).

51:44

Attempt saved. Adnan Januzaj (Manchester United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Tom Cleverley with a headed pass.

51:20

Attempt saved. Javier Hernández (Manchester United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Robin van Persie.

50:34

Offside, Newcastle United. Tim Krul tries a through ball, but Loïc Remy is caught offside.

49:30

Foul by Loïc Remy (Newcastle United).

49:30

Nemanja Vidic (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

48:07

Foul by Yoan Gouffran (Newcastle United).

48:07

Rafael (Manchester United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

45:00

Second Half begins Manchester United 0, Newcastle United 0.

45:00 +2:14 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Manchester United 0, Newcastle United 0.

45:00 +2:06

Attempt saved. Mathieu Debuchy (Newcastle United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Davide Santon with a cross.

45:00 +0:39

Attempt saved. Mathieu Debuchy (Newcastle United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Loïc Remy with a through ball.

43:06

Corner, Manchester United. Conceded by Michael Williamson.

42:30

Foul by Loïc Remy (Newcastle United).

42:30

Patrice Evra (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

41:21

Offside, Newcastle United. Fabricio Coloccini tries a through ball, but Loïc Remy is caught offside.

40:41

Attempt missed. Cheick Tioté (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Yohan Cabaye.

37:00

Foul by Cheick Tioté (Newcastle United).

37:00

Javier Hernández (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

33:13

Cheick Tioté (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

33:13

Foul by Tom Cleverley (Manchester United).

32:08

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

31:15

Delay in match Yohan Cabaye (Newcastle United) because of an injury.

28:23

Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Nemanja Vidic.

28:19

Attempt blocked. Yohan Cabaye (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Moussa Sissoko.

26:35

Corner, Manchester United. Conceded by Michael Williamson.

25:53

Foul by Cheick Tioté (Newcastle United).

25:53

Rafael (Manchester United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

24:02

Attempt missed. Yohan Cabaye (Newcastle United) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Cheick Tioté.

21:54

Foul by Vurnon Anita (Newcastle United).

21:54

Phil Jones (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

21:16

Corner, Manchester United. Conceded by Mathieu Debuchy.

18:20

Loïc Remy (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

18:20

Foul by Nemanja Vidic (Manchester United).

17:13

Attempt missed. Loïc Remy (Newcastle United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Moussa Sissoko with a cross.

15:21

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

14:39

Delay in match Nani (Manchester United) because of an injury.

10:44

Attempt blocked. Tom Cleverley (Manchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Robin van Persie.

10:40

Attempt blocked. Tom Cleverley (Manchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Adnan Januzaj.

8:35

Attempt saved. Phil Jones (Manchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Adnan Januzaj.

8:00 Booking

Booking Yohan Cabaye (Newcastle United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

7:50

Adnan Januzaj (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

7:50

Foul by Yohan Cabaye (Newcastle United).

5:19

Phil Jones (Manchester United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

5:19

Foul by Yohan Cabaye (Newcastle United).

4:14

Foul by Cheick Tioté (Newcastle United).

4:14

Adnan Januzaj (Manchester United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

1:56

Foul by Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle United).

1:56

Nani (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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