Cabaye ends Old Trafford jinx! Manchester United 0-1 Newcastle United

Cabaye and Co end 41 years of hurt
Cabaye and Co end 41 years of hurt
A sequence of results lasting 41 years came to an end yesterday as Newcastle United finally managed to beat Manchester United at Old Trafford.

It was Yohan Cabaye who struck the fatal blow to a Manchester United side that has lost its way since the departure of Alex Ferguson, but it should also be noted that a superb team performance was the main reason we came away victorious.

In truth it wasn’t a great match but there was a clear plan to stifle and disrupt anything that Manchester United tried to. And it worked as the home side rarely threatened in the first-half aside from one shot which Tim Krul saved easily and a couple of efforts from Tom Cleverley and Adnan Januzaj which were blocked by both Mike Williamson and Fabricio Coloccini.

At the other end it’s fair to say that Newcastle didn’t really present much a goal threat themselves with Yohan Cabaye wasting a couple of long-range efforts and Loic Remy heading a difficult header wide at the near post. The plan was working though as both sides headed into the interval level at 0-0.

Half-time: Manchester United 0-0 Newcastle United

The home side started off the second-half brightly and looked as though were about to make Newcastle pay, but amazingly they didn’t and the closest they went to taking the lead was through Patrice Evra who headed against the post which hit Vurnon Anita’s arm before being cleared. No penalty. The right call.

Hatem Ben Arfa was introduced just before the hour mark which suggested that Newcastle could see more than a point on offer having weather a mild attacking storm from David Moyes’ side. And although had had nothing to do with the goal, it was not long after the introduction of Ben Arfa that Newcastle took the lead as Tim Krul played a long ball forward to Moussa Sissoko who strode forward and squared the ball for Yohan Cabaye who stroked the ball into the far corner of David De Gea’s net to send the away fans into a state of delirium.

You might have expect an onslaught from Manchester United then but it didn’t come. Robin Van Persie had thought he’d equalised but his goal was correctly chalked off by Sian Massey who called offside. Adnan Januzaj fired straight at Tim Krul and Wifried Zaha curled an effort wide but other than that it was all pretty comfortable for Newcastle who in the end saw the game out with ease.

Full-time: Manchester United 0-1 Newcastle United

A lot will be made about Manchester United being in “crisis” and all that malarkey, but that doesn’t give credit to Newcastle. Alan Pardew said post-match that Newcastle controlled the game and to be honest I agree with that. Too often it is suggested that we win because the other side were poor and that might be true to an extent, but we didn’t let them build up any rhythm and got at them from the start.

It feels strange writing about this, but this a 41 year hoodoo that has now been lifted and makes up for the mess at Swansea in midweek. This group of players are now on the same page of history as the likes of Stewart Barraclough and John Tudor who scored the last time we managed to win at Old Trafford back in 1972.

Howay the lads!

P.S. As a special treat…

Manchester United: David De Gea; Rafael, Jonny Evans, Nemanja Vidic, Patrice Evra; Nani, Phil Jones, Tom Cleverley, Adnan Januzaj; Javier Hernandez, Robin van Persie

Subs: Anders Lindegaard, Rio Ferdinand, Anderson, Antonio Valencia, Ashley Young, Wilfried Zaha, Danny Welbeck

Newcastle United: Tim Krul; Mathieu Debuchy, Mike Williamson, Fabricio Coloccini, Davide Santon; Yohan Cabaye, Cheik Tiote, Vurnon Anita; Moussa Sissoko, Loic Remy, Yoan Gouffran

Subs: Rob Elliot, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Gabriel Obertan, Jonas Gutierrez, Hatem Ben Arfa, Shola Ameobi, Papiss Cisse

Attendance: 75,233

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163 thoughts on “Cabaye ends Old Trafford jinx! Manchester United 0-1 Newcastle United

  1. I know i might sound over-confidence, but taking a look at our remaining matches compare with the fixtures list of clubs above us…

    We have THREE HOME GAMES, and only 1 away game left….

    Arsenal is the only Home game that we might face a harder time of winning them.

    To me, this is the first ever time, December matches might do us a favor. 😯 😯


  2. Tottenham fixture
    Liverpool (H)
    Southampton (A)
    West Brom (H)
    Stoke (H)

    Everton fixture
    Arsenal (A)
    Fulham (H)
    Southampton (H)


  3. In fact upcoming fixture will see all the top team above us battle themselves.

    Will we squeeze into top 4 by new year? Who knows? πŸ˜† πŸ˜†


  4. Nice match report Toonsy.
    At the end of the day, its true to say NUFC did deserve the win.
    We didn’t need lady luck, just good ref and lineswoman decisions πŸ˜‰
    A really great result for Alan Pardew, who is now written into Geordie folklore.
    Credit where it’s due. He told everyone the game plan pre match and the Lads carried it out brilliantly.
    Happy Days πŸ˜†


  5. In other news,

    The FA Cup Third Round draw takes place this afternoon, live on ITV around 4.10pm. Newcastle have been allocated ball number 29….

    Hope we get a decent draw… Nothing too difficult or too easy.. πŸ™„


  6. AoD – get your feet back on terra firma mate and stop dreaming :mrgreen:
    One match at a time fella.


  7. A goal disallowed for offside is not lucky for us, it was offside..the only real luck we had was Evera’s effort which hit the post and Anita’s arm. Apart from that, luck didnt really come into it…


  8. Good perfomance all round. Congrats to Pards and the Lads.

    To be fair I think it is more about ManU sinking to our level as much as us becoming title challengers. I shall offer the ManU fans (the wife & her family) as much sympathy as they have offered Liverpool fans when they were on the decline.


  9. Had a brilliant day out.
    Watched a recording of the game this morning and the crowd scenes when we scored did it justice. It was absolute mental there were people from three or four rows above us landing in amongst us.
    Thought Gouffran was the only one not at the races and that is two bad performances in a row from him. Don’t know if the lad is struggling with a knock or is shattered or something. In the run of four victories he was one of our better players with his game built around his non stop energy.


  10. A lot of lads at my golf club are Man U fans so this morning I put on my Toon top and wore it during my warm up. I copped a mouthful from the Man U fans but it was well worth it. πŸ˜› There is a Gunners fan there also and he had a great laugh when he saw me rock up all dressed in black and white! πŸ˜†


  11. cheers Toonsy πŸ˜‰ just a pity there is more press about m/utd failings than a good result for the toon ah well what can we expect πŸ˜₯

    nice to see Fulham winning puts the scum in more trouble πŸ˜†


  12. Well I’m pleased with that result :mrgreen: . Typical though that we beat Man U at OT the year I leave high school with all the glory hunters who would always take the piss cus they ‘supported’ the big Man U. πŸ™„


  13. Ice
    Seems the majority of the stories are about Kagawa having his stomach pumped πŸ˜• . The press can’t take anything away from the win though. Little bit irritated that some were going on about the “Anita handball incident” πŸ™„ .


  14. Asshole Villa are 6 points above the relegation zone in 10th
    The filth are 6 points from safety and looking doomed
    Its getting very tight between 19th and 10th any 2 teams could join the scum
    I’m so glad we aren’t involved in any of that **** again this season :mrgreen:


  15. ANDY imo if Webb had been the ref he would have over the moon to give them that hand ball,on that offside call it was called right,if fact the girl running the line has a lot of good games and been spot on every time,good on her πŸ˜‰


  16. Good read Toonsy πŸ˜‰
    We fully deserved the win so as for the media making excuses for Manure instead of giving us the credit πŸ˜• i am not surprised as they will normally do that.
    Again Pards deserves a lot of credit aswell as the players for sticking to the job in hand and giving their all


  17. Agree with Premandup.

    Man Utd have sunk but we’ve also risen. We also played very well last year against them & Arsenal although the Arsenal result makes it look much worse than it really was.

    Our lack of goal threat yesterday was because we didn’t have a Lukaku type player. Remy did well keeping the ball but quite a few times when he had it, no one else was in the box for him to pass it to.

    I guess that’s the kind of trade off that happens when you play 1 up top.


  18. Yep, we deserved this win much more than when we won against Spurs or Norwich.

    It was almost our best performance so far this season but i still think we did better against Liverpool & first half against Spurs.

    Not bad beating Man Utd at Old Trafford without it being our best performance. It means we should be able to raise our game against the likes of Arsenal.


  19. We were lucky when the ball hit Anita’s arm but…

    we were unlucky against Swansea when Remy’s shot was goal bound but hit someone’s arm. No penalty was given.


  20. @Beardsleys Boots

    Well, enjoy and dream while it can,till next match at least. 😳 πŸ˜† πŸ˜†


  21. Good win for Fulham that.
    Don’t want villa getting any big ideas.
    Filth are doomed πŸ˜› πŸ˜†


  22. great photo here
    proper cheeky grin on Pardews face
    love it.
    “better luck next time old son” πŸ˜†


  23. I don’t think Anita knew much about that ball off his arm, it quite clearly came off the post onto his arm, it’s not like he would of seen it coming and did it deliberately . Any man u or press making an issue of that need a good look at themselves cause it’s grasping at straws bigtime and failing to see the bigger issue that Man utd are indeed ****e at the mo. πŸ˜‰


  24. how does Howard Webb escape punishment from the referees board for being totally **** ❓ πŸ‘Ώ
    no doubt it will be all about him this afternoon.


  25. BB aye he loves to be the main man the ********,there was another ref just like him a couple of seasons ago but at least the f.a. sussed him,but cannot remember his name,don’t know where he’ now ❗


  26. just been reading about the match fixing,that p/mouth lad took seventy grand for getting a red card,crooks everywhere πŸ˜†


  27. Strangest football story of the week:

    “Stuart Tomlinson, an English former football (soccer) goalkeeper, is the latest former professional athlete to join WWE. The 28-year-old, who recently appeared on the cover of Men’s Health Magazine after working as a male model, has signed a developmental contract with WWE.

    The Chester, England-born former footballer, who retired following a knee injury last summer, met with WWE representatives during the company’s European tour last month.

    “Looking forward to a new job @wwe Swapping two posts and a net, with four posts & ropes- USA bound,” he announced on Twitter on Friday.

    In response to messages of good luck from followers of his former football teams he stated, β€œBig thankyou for all the supportive msgs. #WWE #tomoOnTour.”

    They should sign Akinfenwa, lol


  28. Good read Toonsy.

    Still buzzin from the win and a decent cup draw too, happy days! :mrgreen:

    You still about Jay?


  29. Richie,
    You never buy me a pint… I’ll send my bank details. πŸ˜‰

    No, I don’t think you talk **** because you don’t rate Fergie as a manager (even though that’s ridiculous).
    It’s just in general you cone across as an attention seeking WUM. If not then you seem to believe that your opinion is gospel, when in fact is isn’t.


  30. Jay…Nae botha, cya Saturday…must be your round like? πŸ˜‰

    JJ…That’s because you don’t put out like Jay does πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜†


  31. We’ve dropped 11 points in the last 10 games πŸ‘Ώ

    We’ve picked up more points than anyone else over the last 5 & 6 games.

    Only Arsenal have picked up more points (1-3pts) than us over the last 7, 8 & 9 games.

    Over 10 games, we’ve picked up 19 points (same as Man City & Everton).

    Only Arsenal (23pts), Chelsea (20pts) & Liverpool (20pts) have picked up more than us.

    We’re 4pts from 2nd place & 9pts from 1st. We’re as much in the title race as Man City!

    But so are Everton!!

    On a serious note, we are currently competing for a top 4 place. Our points total shows that over the last 10 games.

    I wouldn’t say we’ve shown our best football yet.

    If we keep up our current form – there’s no reason not to (unless we sell some players in Janaury, or we suffer some injuries), we should get somewhere between 65pts – 70pts.

    That’s might be enough for a champions league place.


  32. @JJ

    Most of my opinions are the same as yours.

    Just ask Newkie, he thought we were the same person!

    I guess if i am an attention seeking WUM, you’re pretty much the same.

    I do think my opinion is gospel. You do too. Otherwise we’d change our opinions.


  33. JJ Richie has never bought a pint for anyone,he still has the midwifes ring in his right hand he parts with nowt πŸ˜†


  34. I did a Google search. This is 2 years old but…

    “Hmmm, that’s not easy because North Tyneside General Hospital is actually inconvenient to get to from a Metro station – it’s almost the same distance from several stops but not very close to any of them.

    Your first option is to get a Metro to North Shields and then walk; but it’s two miles from the Metro to the hospital.

    Your second option is to go to North Shields, and then get a bus from there to the hospital: you need numbers 17, 57, 80 or 85.

    Your third option is to get the Metro to West Monkseaton and get bus 57.

    Your fourth option is to get the Metro to Shiremoor and get bus 59 from there. ”


  35. Agreed with Tiote being awarded mom, but also thought Debuchy,Willo and Colo were outstanding yesterday.
    Who would have thought that Willo was capable of such recent performances?
    You can bet your bottom dollar that Ashley will not invest in January!


  36. @TonyGreenSupreme

    I think our squad is almost strong enough. We could probably do with an Ameobi or Lukaku type player & maybe a traditional winger.

    I think a Marveaux player would be useful if Marveuax can’t get a game because of a fall out or injuries.

    If we didn’t buy anyone in January, it wouldn’t be too much of a big deal to me.


  37. KK πŸ˜‰

    I agree with or come close to agreement with a lot of what you say.

    But you are wrong on Fergie. That is gospel πŸ˜†


  38. Just watched a vid of the Manure Toon game, and we were immense, and well worth our three points ! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    Howay the Lads !!!


  39. TLR… I don’t know but don’t believe a word of it πŸ˜‰

    MM…I wouldn’t even drink that **** when I was a kid…Jay owes me a pint anyway for letting me get 20 minutes from Brum before calling me to say the match was off due to the weather πŸ‘Ώ :mrgreen:


  40. MM@67 that’s what he tells the mrs πŸ˜‰

    one nice thing about the game was normally its easy to pick the motm,this time there were a few to pick from which is rare,tiote just gets it for me,just shows how well we played


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