A second half Yohan Cabaye strike dealt Manchester United’s title chances another heavy blow at Old Trafford today as Newcastle romped to a 1-0 win.
David Moyes’ men lost to Everton in midweek at home for the first time since 1992 and Newcastle have now mounted even more pressure onto Moyes, who has struggled to find his feet following the departure of Alex Ferguson at the end of last season.
United looked inconsistent going forward and in the first half barely threatened apart from a half chance from Tom Cleverley which was driven wide. Even the young prodigy Adnan Januzaj and the returning Robin Van Persie couldn’t turn the tables for United as they came under pressure from Mathieu Debuchy in injury time of the first half, whose strikes were saved by United keeper David De Gea.
The second half started more brightly for Moyes when Patrice Evra hit the post with a header but just while it was beginning to look more positive for United, Newcastle snatched a goal when Moussa Sissoko passed to Cabaye whose shot slammed into Vidic and went into the bottom corner.
Despite the crowd trying to lift United, it was too little too late as Newcastle’s defence held firm for the rest of the match. Two defeats in a row, United are still struggling to find their feet and with the crowd singing “You’re getting sacked in the morning”, Moyes won’t be too comfortable when reviewing the loss to the Magpies.
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