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Manchester United 0-1 Newcastle United

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.

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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.

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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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Line-ups

Man Utd

  • 1de Gea
  • 2RafaelSubstituted forA Valenciaat 76'minutes
  • 3Evra
  • 4Jones
  • 6Evans
  • 15Vidic
  • 44Januzaj
  • 23CleverleySubstituted forAndersonat 69'minutes
  • 14Hernández
  • 20van Persie
  • 17NaniSubstituted forZahaat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Ferdinand
  • 8Anderson
  • 13Lindegaard
  • 18Young
  • 19Welbeck
  • 25A Valencia
  • 29Zaha

Newcastle

  • 1Krul
  • 26DebuchySubstituted forYanga-Mbiwaat 83'minutes
  • 3Santon
  • 24Tioté
  • 6Williamson
  • 2Coloccini
  • 4CabayeBooked at 8minsSubstituted forAmeobiat 78'minutes
  • 8AnitaBooked at 90mins
  • 14Remy
  • 7Sissoko
  • 11GouffranSubstituted forBen Arfaat 57'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Cissé
  • 10Ben Arfa
  • 13Yanga-Mbiwa
  • 18Gutiérrez
  • 21Elliot
  • 23Ameobi
  • 25Obertan
Referee:
Andre Marriner
Attendance:
75,233

Match Stats

Home TeamMan UtdAway TeamNewcastle
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home8
Away9
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home11
Away18

Live Text

Match ends, Manchester United 0, Newcastle United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Manchester United 0, Newcastle United 1.
Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Anderson.
Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Wilfried Zaha.
Shola Ameobi (Newcastle United) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Patrice Evra (Manchester United).
Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Jonny Evans.

Booking

Vurnon Anita (Newcastle United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Vurnon Anita (Newcastle United).
Anderson (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Shola Ameobi (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Wilfried Zaha (Manchester United).
Foul by Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa (Newcastle United).
Patrice Evra (Manchester United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Newcastle United. Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa replaces Mathieu Debuchy because of an injury.
Offside, Manchester United. Patrice Evra tries a through ball, but Javier Hernández is caught offside.
Loïc Remy (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Anderson (Manchester United).
Foul by Mathieu Debuchy (Newcastle United).
Wilfried Zaha (Manchester United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Newcastle United. Shola Ameobi replaces Yohan Cabaye.
Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Phil Jones (Manchester United).

Substitution

Substitution, Manchester United. Luis Antonio Valencia replaces Rafael.
Foul by Hatem Ben Arfa (Newcastle United).
Adnan Januzaj (Manchester United) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Attempt missed. Wilfried Zaha (Manchester United) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Adnan Januzaj.
Offside, Manchester United. Jonny Evans tries a through ball, but Robin van Persie is caught offside.
Foul by Davide Santon (Newcastle United).
Adnan Januzaj (Manchester United) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Hatem Ben Arfa (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Adnan Januzaj (Manchester United).

Substitution

Substitution, Manchester United. Anderson replaces Tom Cleverley.
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.

Substitution

Substitution, Manchester United. Wilfried Zaha replaces Nani.
Vurnon Anita (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Nani (Manchester United).
Foul by Vurnon Anita (Newcastle United).
Tom Cleverley (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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.
Attempt missed. Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Vurnon Anita.
Mathieu Debuchy (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Adnan Januzaj (Manchester United).
Foul by Vurnon Anita (Newcastle United).
Phil Jones (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Newcastle United. Hatem Ben Arfa replaces Yoan Gouffran.
Cheick Tioté (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Robin van Persie (Manchester United).
Attempt blocked. Jonny Evans (Manchester United) left footed shot from very close range is blocked. Assisted by Robin van Persie with a headed pass.
Attempt blocked. Patrice Evra (Manchester United) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Nani with a cross.
Corner, Manchester United. Conceded by Fabricio Coloccini.
Foul by Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle United).
Adnan Januzaj (Manchester United) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Mathieu Debuchy (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Patrice Evra (Manchester United).
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.
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.
Offside, Newcastle United. Tim Krul tries a through ball, but Loïc Remy is caught offside.
Foul by Loïc Remy (Newcastle United).
Nemanja Vidic (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Yoan Gouffran (Newcastle United).
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Arsenal1411121934
2Liverpool159331630
3Chelsea159331330
4Man City159242629
5Everton14761927
6Tottenham15834-127
7Newcastle15825-126
8Southampton15654523
9Man Utd15645322
10Aston Villa14545019
11Swansea14536118
12Stoke15456-517
13Hull14527-617
14Norwich15528-1417
15West Brom15366-415
16Cardiff15357-1114
17West Ham15348-613
18Crystal Palace154110-1213
19Fulham143110-1410
20Sunderland152211-188
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