Man Utd: Jose Mourinho’s St. James’ Park Hoodoo Continues As Red Devils Lose 1-0 To Newcastle (Photos & Video)

Alan Duffy

11th, February 2018


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A rare Matt Ritchie goal gave Newcastle a precious win at home to Manchester United on Sunday, a result which extends Jose Mourinho’s winless streak at St. James’ Park in the league to seven games.

The visitors created enough good chances to win the game, only for debutant ‘keeper Martin Dubravka to thwart the visitors time and time again with a number of fine saves.

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At the other end of the pitch, the Magpies were harshly denied a spot-kick when Chris Smalling tripped Dwight Gayle on the very corner of the box.

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However, Newcastle would eventually score, directly after Smalling was booked for a dive.

The resulting free-kick was launched into the Manchester United box, with Ritchie, ending a run of 43 shots without a goal this season, firing home.

The game would end 1-0 to the hosts, a victory which moves them out of the drop-zone.

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As for Mourinho’s side, they stay 16 points behind leaders Manchester City, and still look far from the finished article despite the huge amounts of money thrown at the squad.

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  1. Pleasant van der Furijkerringen says:

    Mourinho will be sacked by the end of the year. Mark my words. RED DEVILS FANS IN SOUTH AFRICA WANT A CHANGE.

  2. Rob says:

    Tactical masterclass from Mourinho

  3. Jonny says:

    Disappointed to read on my favourite website that you refer to one of the teams as “United” – not as bad as the commentary on Sky, admittedly, but I just can’t grasp why journalists/commentators/analysts can’t understand that there are more than one ‘United’ in the football pyramid. The same applies to ‘City’, ‘Rovers’ etc.

    If you re-read this article substituting “United” for “Newcastle”, it makes no sense! Please do better.

    (Yes I am a Newcastle fan, but I can’t help but think West Ham/Sheffield/Rotherham/Scunthorpe/Peterborough/Colchester/Cambridge/Carlisle etc. fans feel similar)

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