Author Topic: Well done Newcastle.  (Read 246 times)

Offline Chippy_Tea

Well done Newcastle.
« on: February 11, 2018, 05:40:19 PM »
Newcastle won a Premier League home game for the first time since October with a surprise victory over second-placed Manchester United.

Matt Ritchie scored the only goal in the second half as the Magpies climbed out of the relegation zone and left the visitors 16 points adrift of leaders Manchester City.

The Red Devils missed a string of chances to take something from a ground at which manager Jose Mourinho is yet to win a league match.

But debutant Martin Dubravka was excellent in the Newcastle goal, denying Jesse Lingard, Anthony Martial, Ashley Young and Michael Carrick.

And the hosts could have had a first-half penalty when Chris Smalling tripped Dwight Gayle.

Defeat for Manchester United raises the prospect of Manchester City being crowned champions when the teams meet at Etihad Stadium on 7 April.

Should both teams win all of their league matches prior to that, City would only need to draw with their fierce rivals to secure the title that day.

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Mourinho has never won a Premier League match at St James' Park (P7 W0 D3 L4) and has managed more away league games at Newcastle without winning than at any other club in his career.

Mourinho has lost six times against Benitez in all competitions. Only against Pep Guardiola (nine) has he suffered more defeats as a manager.

Newcastle enjoyed their first win in nine Premier League home games (D3 L5), since beating Crystal Palace in October.

Manchester United have lost five games in the Premier League this season, equalling their tally for the whole of last season.

Ritchie ended a run of 43 shots this season without scoring in the Premier League, which was the longest such run in the division.

Gayle has had a hand in a goal in both of Newcastle's Premier League matches against Manchester United this season, scoring at Old Trafford in November before assisting Ritchie here.

The Red Devils have won only one of the nine Premier League matches this season after conceding the opening goal of the game (D3 L5) - a 4-1 win over Newcastle in November.

Manchester United have had three players booked for dives in the Premier League this season (Valencia, Herrera, Smalling), a joint high along with Bournemouth.
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Offline Moon

Re: Well done Newcastle.
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2018, 05:51:20 PM »
Think Gayle's reputation as a diver cost him  the  penalty

But justice done when Smalling dived and Newcastle scored from the  free kick

Red bin dippers  winning  2-0  at Southampton with less 25 minutes to  go  so  could be  2  points behind them rags who they  play soon
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Offline Cardiff Blue

Re: Well done Newcastle.
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2018, 05:55:45 PM »
Good effort by Sanchez to round the goalie then miss an open goal - 1/2m. per week well spent LOL! ;D