Manchester United 0-1 Newcastle: Magpies consign champions to second defeat in three days

Manchester United 0 - 1 Newcastle United

  • 61" Yohan Cabaye

Ref: Andre Marriner
Attendance: 75,233

Old Trafford 2

Newcastle United beat Manchester United 1-0 at Old Trafford this afternoon.

Manchester United looked anything but champions earlier today, as they suffered consecutive home defeats in the league for the first time in 11 years.

While all the headlines will be about the home side, Newcastle United deserve considerable praise for their performance at Old Trafford, leading to their first victory away to United since 1972.

Many expected David Moyes' side to bounce back after their defeat to his former club Everton on Wednesday.  But they continued to lack creativity in the middle of the park, and the returning Robin van Persie had little supply.

Newcastle scored the only goal of the game in the 61st minute, when Yohan Cabaye found the net.  And in something of a repeat of United's loss to the Toffees, the visitors' goal came after Patrice Evra had struck the woodwork with a header.

The hosts also had calls for a penalty turned down after Vurnon Anita handled on the line, but in the end Newcastle deserved the victory and Moyes has plenty of thinking to do in the days ahead.

The boos that rained down on him at the final whistle suggest the fans will be asking many questions of their own.

Statistics

Manchester United

Newcastle United

Possession

47.1%
52.9%

Shots on target

Total shots

Team Lineups

Manchester United

  • David de Gea
  • Rafael
  • Nemanja Vidic
  • Patrice Evra
  • Jonny Evans
  • Nani
  • Adnan Januzaj
  • Tom Cleverley
  • Phil Jones
  • Robin van Persie
  • Javier Hernández

Substitutes

  • Ashley Young
  • Anders Lindegaard
  • Danny Welbeck
  • Anderson
  • Wilfried Zaha
  • Rio Ferdinand
  • Luis Antonio Valencia

Newcastle United

  • Tim Krul
  • Michael Williamson
  • Mathieu Debuchy
  • Davide Santon
  • Fabricio Coloccini
  • Cheick Tioté
  • Yohan Cabaye
  • Vurnon Anita
  • Yoan Gouffran
  • Moussa Sissoko
  • Loïc Remy

Substitutes

  • Robert Elliot
  • Papiss Demba Cissé
  • Hatem Ben Arfa
  • Jonás Gutiérrez
  • Gabriel Obertan
  • Shola Ameobi
  • Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa

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