FIVE things we learned from Manchester United vs Newcastle United

imageNewcastle United inflicted another damaging defeat on Manchester United, walking away from Old Trafford with all three points after Yohan Cabaye secured a famous 1-0 victory.

The home side produced a lacklustre first half display, typical of their recent performances, which created a notable sense of frustration amongst the United faithful.

As the half was coming to an end, Mathieu Debuchy caught Patrice Evra napping to steal in at the back post and made David De Gea work for the first time to deny the Frenchman a shock opener.

The Red Devils started the second period much brighter, coming close twice in the space of a minute when both Javier Hernandez and Adnan Januzaj were denied by Tim Krul before Patrice Evra’s header struck the post.

Just minutes later Evra became the villain, failing to deal with a long ball which allowed Moussa Sissoko to break free down the right and set up compatriot Yohan Cabaye to slot home and give Newcastle the lead against the run of play.

Robin van Persie thought he had equalised when he met Jonny Evans’ flick on to head past his fellow Dutchman but Sian Massey’s flag was raised for offside.

That was as good as it got for Moyes’ side as they slumped to a second consecutive home defeat in less than a week, both against teams they should be beating comfortably.

What did we learn from yet another loss for the champions? Click the button below to find out.

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- 17 year old college student with an interest in sports journalism. I love football, support Man Utd and have a soft spot for Wigan, my local team.

  • Porciestreet

    Against the run of play,,, ? Hmmm.You must have been @ the Etihad cos thats not the game I remember. Typical one-eyed red. Still , the bubble could be heard popping all the way to that wee team away in the north, and from where i stand, it was a rather loud bang.Howaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa the Lads. !!!

  • Porciestreet

    Wouldn’t mind betting that Eamon Holmes pulls a sicky tomorrow.

  • Porciestreet

    And why should they be beating these teams comfortably. ? You lot really are a bunch of arrogant to55er5 and it’s no wonder that the rest of the footballing world hates you. Time to take a long hard look in the mirror B4 the image fades away altogether.

  • Davey

    A good win for United yesterday, young Lewis, but I won’t get carried away as we should be going for all three points against these sort of teams in the middle of the table.