Magnificent Magpies Get First Win In 41 Years At Old Trafford


Newcastle came storming back from the defeat at Swansea on Wednesday night to record our first win at Old Trafford in 41 years this afternoon, and make no mistake Newcastle were the better side and deserved the win today – and we’ll have to play more in these Brazil like shirts, after we also won 1-0 at White Hart Lane in these same strips.

yohan cabaye winner

Newcastle held Manchester United in the first half, as Alan Pardew’s game plan seemed to be working almost to perfection, and then as Manchester United opened up, so did Newcastle.

And after 61 minutes a clearance from Tim Krul down the right wing, was only headed on by Patrice Evra,  and Moussa Sissoko stormed down the wing before brilliantly pulling the ball back to Yohan Cabaye,  who put the ball past De Gea first time, and it was the all important first goal.

After that Newcastle still played well for those final 30 minutes, and we looked a very good side today, and fully deserved what is a historic win for Newcastle United – and make no mistake about it – this is one of Newcastle’s best wins for a long long time, and goes with our recent wins against Chelsea at home and Tottenham away – hey – maybe we do have a good team after all? 😀

Whoops – mustn’t get carried away.

Newcastle started off wearing their Brazil like strips – and looked very good as the lads got off to a good start at Old Trafford, and certainly better than at the Liberty Stadium on Wednesday night.

Good play by Moussa Sissoko on the right wing as he got by two men and crossed the ball into the box, and Loic Remy headed just over the cross-bar.

Newcastle played very well in the first half in their Brazil like strips, without creating too many opportunities, but in stoppage time of the first half Mathieu Debuchy had a couple of half chances.

First of all he found himself clear down the right and his right footed shot was well saved by David De Gea, and then shortly after that, a good Davide Santon cross into the box  from he left wing was headed well by Debuchy, and again De Gea made a decent save,

The formation set up by Newcastle in the first half worked well with the five across midfield stifled a lot of the Red Devils moves, and Newcastle had passed the ball around very well in the first half, and looked a very good side.

Half time came and it was 0-0 and Newcastle were in this game, but the first goal would be all important in this game – which was close.

Manchester United raised their game at the start of the second half, and Vurnon Anita blocked a shot on the line – seemingly with his arm after the ball had hit the post –  and then there was a scramble for the ball which Tim Krul came up with, and Newcastle got the free kick.

And then after 57 minutes Ben Arfa was brought into the game in place of the hard-working Yoan Gouffran,  – but Man United were pressing Newcastle and putting the defense under pressure.

After 61 minutes Newcastle got the all important first goal and it was a clearance from Tim Krul down the right hand side that Evra headed the ball against Moussa, and Sissoko was away down the wing at speed, and took the ball in before cutting it back to Yohan Cabaye, who coolly smashed  the ball past De Gea and Newcastle were 1-0 up.

And after that manager Alan Pardew made changes to bring on Shola Ameobi – for his experience – and Yanga-Mbiwa and Newcastle saw out the game fairly comfortably, to record what was truly a magnificent win for the Magpies, and five wins in the last six games.

There were some tremendous performances from some Newcastle players with Mike Williamson simply massive at the back for the Magpies – what a revelation Mike has been this season, and if he keeps playing like this, he better be careful,  because he may even force his way into the England squad for the World Cup.

Debuchy, Tiote and Sissoko were also first class for Newcastle, and the lads  executed the game plan almost perfectly.

We acknowledge every Newcastle player today for playing their hearts out for the cause – and did I say it was a magnificent win? 😀

Howay The Lads!!

Manchester United (4-4-2): David De Gea; Rafael (Antonio Valencia 76), Jonny Evans, Nemanja Vidic (c), Patrice Evra; Nani (Wilfried Zaha 68), Phil Jones, Tom Cleverley (Anderson 70), Adnan Januzaj; Javier Hernandez, Robin Van Persie
Subs not used: Anders Lindegaard, Rio Ferdinand, Antonio Valencia, Ashley Young, Danny Welbeck

Newcastle United (4-3-3): Tim Krul; Mathieu Debuchy (Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa 83), Mike Williamson, Fabricio Coloccini (c), Davide Santon; Vurnon Anita, Cheick Tiote, Yohan Cabaye (Shola Ameobi 78); Moussa Sissoko, Loic Remy, Yoan Gouffran (Hatem Ben Arfa 57)
Subs not used: Rob Elliot, Jonas Gutierrez, Gabriel Obertan, Papiss Cisse
Referee: Andre Marriner



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95 comments so far

  • 89Norcal

    Dec 7, 2013 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #1

    well thats a major positive record for pards now 🙂

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  • Thump

    Dec 7, 2013 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #2

    Because I forgot to refresh before posting:

    Not getting ahead of myself here but running on the old saying of “aim for the sky and you’ll reach the ceiling”, why don’t we set our targets on the title spot? We won’t get there, but if the lads feel like they can really go for it, they might find some consistency against the Swanseas’ of the league.

    First, however, Squidward needs to stop warming the bench for Marveaux (or anybody else, actually. I’d sooner see my nan on the bench – even with her missing toe – than him).

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  • MosesNUFC

    Dec 7, 2013 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #3

    WE’VE DONE IT LADS!!! EIEIEIEIO UP THE PREMIER LEAGUE WE GO, WHEN WE GET TO EUROPE THIS IS WHAT WE’LL SING WE ARE GEORDIES SUPER GEORDIES PARDEW IS OUR KING!!!

    SO HAPPY!!! BEST PERFORMANCE THIS SEASON BY FAR, WE MAY HAVE HAD LESS POSSESSION, BUT WE HAD MORE SHOTS AND MORE PASSES COMPLETED! FULL CREDIT TO THE PLAYERS AND PARDEW, WHO ALSO MADE SOME FANTASTIC SUBSTITUTIONS!

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  • JackButler

    Dec 7, 2013 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #4

    What an amazing result 😀

    Right lads, seen nothing of the game, heard nothing either, how did we play

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  • clinath@ed

    Dec 7, 2013 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #5

    Just like watching Brazil.

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  • Toon Tang

    Dec 7, 2013 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #6

    what a win that was, chuffing ecstatic, they dont like it up ’em do they hahahah

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  • toonking

    Dec 7, 2013 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #7

    hopefully stoke west ham can both win and Southampton city get a draw.

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Dec 7, 2013 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #8

    Debuchy and Santon were immense. Tiote was great. Sissoko and Anita bossed the game. Ben Arfa kept possession well. Remy did well. The disappointing thing is that we didn’t score more goals.

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  • clinath@ed

    Dec 7, 2013 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #9

    Pissed off with Owen( no change there…), saying it was a smash n grab. Thought we dominated the game and took our chance when it came our way.

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  • jasper

    Dec 7, 2013 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #10

    I would have thought that after that showing the likelihood of Zaha turning up in Jan must be zero – he was dire, Obertan standard. Another poison pill left for his successor by SAF?

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  • Mister Tuff

    Dec 7, 2013 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #11

    That game will have been viewed by the biggest worldwide football audience this weekend. Beating Man U will boost the name of NUFC across the globe. Top result.

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  • Jamiemac

    Dec 7, 2013 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #12

    can’t believe against the ‘big 6’ we’ve won 3, drawn 1, lost 1 and 1 to play!! Makes you wonder what we would achieve if we put in the same effort vs lesser teams.

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  • Toon Tang

    Dec 7, 2013 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #13

    imagine we hadnt lost to all those ‘shite’ teams. we’d be top of the league

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  • Ancientcoptic

    Dec 7, 2013 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #14
  • MosesNUFC

    Dec 7, 2013 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #15

    EVERYONE 10/10 PERFORMANCE!!!

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  • Peter Beardsley

    Dec 7, 2013 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #16

    Consistently beating big teams……wait?……. consistency?? NUFC???

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  • valle

    Dec 7, 2013 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #17

    Norcal… Well if we can get to champs league, MA might even buy us more than 1 player 😉

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  • davetoon

    Dec 7, 2013 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #18

    If Citeh or Arsenal beat Chelsea, Spurs & man utd in 5 weeks, they would be declared title favourites.
    Also Debuchy has been amazing throughout the last 5 weeks.

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  • archaeomag

    Dec 7, 2013 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #19

    I’m Speachless . . . . .

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  • manxpie

    Dec 7, 2013 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #20

    jack well you might want to take back some of your pardew hatred about tactics for a start! 🙂
    great performance from EVERYONE collo n willo rocks
    sisko 2nd half brilliant
    tiote from the 1st minute brilliant (my motm)
    santon and debuchy again brilliant def and goin forward and a lil shout for remy workin very hard up top on his tod
    all round brilliant!

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  • Oleg G

    Dec 7, 2013 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #21

    CPalace are getting into shape? 7 out of 12 points in their last 4 games with only 1 goal scored against them in those 4 games. And now winning against Hull.

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  • 89Norcal

    Dec 7, 2013 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #22

    @JB
    Very disciplined in the midfield. Whole backline was excellent. Not too many clear cut chances from either side but our passing was superb. Sissoko ran his @ss off.

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  • Oleg G

    Dec 7, 2013 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #23

    Sorry. I mean Cardiff, not Hull.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Dec 7, 2013 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #24

    I was very depressed after Mandela but this is like winning the league, cup and Europe all in one !!! What a day !!!

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  • Ancientcoptic

    Dec 7, 2013 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #25

    Doesn’t that win put us higher than where we were the season we finished 5th?

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  • archaeomag

    Dec 7, 2013 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #26

    I’m also speechless . . . .

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  • 89Norcal

    Dec 7, 2013 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #27

    valle
    well that would put me over the moon. The fat man’s low expectations are working 🙂

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  • NUFCarter

    Dec 7, 2013 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #28

    We controlled the game throughout and limited United to little chances. Williamson was top class as was debuchy tiote and sissoko.
    HBA defended well and started attacks from the tackles.

    For the first time i wasn’t that nervous compared to other matches on the last minutes. United haven’t won in four. Its weird how united are 9th and what could be 15 points from top later today

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  • Oleg G

    Dec 7, 2013 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #29

    toonking // Dec 7, 2013 at 3:07 PM

    We cannot compete with Man C and Chelsea. We don’t have the depth. We should be hoping for the bottom teams to get as little points as possible from any game against the top 3.

    We do need to hope for S’ton and Spurs losing points (except today when they need to hammer the unwashed). And as we see, Man U are losing points too. Maybe Everton and Liverpool can make mistakes here and there although they are very strong teams this season.

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  • MosesNUFC

    Dec 7, 2013 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #30

    haha where’s stuartno9, toonbrother and catchy now?????

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  • manxpie

    Dec 7, 2013 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #31

    rotonda how about that for a record for pardew!!?
    1st win at old trafford for 41 years!!!?

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  • NUFCarter

    Dec 7, 2013 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #32

    Ancient
    We are 6th now and finished 5th in the 2011-12 season 🙂

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  • Rotonda heights

    Dec 7, 2013 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #33

    NUFC carter

    I couldn’t watch the last 3 mins !!!

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  • magpie hk

    Dec 7, 2013 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #34

    Cabaye and Anita exchanged a few headers… I thought I was watching Samba football… ????

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  • Rotonda heights

    Dec 7, 2013 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #35

    Manxpie

    always credit where it’s due from me

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  • NUFCarter

    Dec 7, 2013 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #36

    Ha ha Old trafford is ours!

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  • Oleg G

    Dec 7, 2013 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #37

    Ancientcoptic // Dec 7, 2013 at 3:13 PM

    We had exactly 26 points after 15 games that season:

    No Date Opponent Venue Result Pos Pts
    1 13.08.2011 Arsenal home D0-0 7 1
    2 20.08.2011 Sunderland away W1-0 4 4
    3 28.08.2011 Fulham home W2-1 6 7
    4 12.09.2011 Queens Park Rangers away D0-0 4 8
    5 17.09.2011 Aston Villa away D1-1 4 9
    6 24.09.2011 Blackburn Rovers home W3-1 4 12
    7 01.10.2011 Wolverhampton Wndrs away W2-1 3 15
    8 16.10.2011 Tottenham Hotspur home D2-2 4 16
    9 22.10.2011 Wigan Athletic home W1-0 4 19
    10 31.10.2011 Stoke City away W3-1 3 22
    11 05.11.2011 Everton home W2-1 3 25
    12 19.11.2011 Manchester City away L1-3 3 25
    13 26.11.2011 Manchester United away D1-1 4 26
    14 03.12.2011 Chelsea home L0-3 6 26
    15 10.12.2011 Norwich City away L2-4 7 26

    We were 7th with 26 points. But we had 26 points already after 13 games actually and we were 4th after those 13 games.

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  • magpie6699

    Dec 7, 2013 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #38

    PARDEW OUT! We should have gone for a decent manager like err… David Moyes – DOH!

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  • JackButler

    Dec 7, 2013 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #39

    manxpie/89Norcal

    It’s not hatred for Pardew, just sheer frustration and bafflement 😀

    Brilliant result and performance it seems, nice to see a reaction to the Swansea game.

    Perhaps we should have a whip round to see if we can buy some consistency 😀

    HWTL

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  • manxpie

    Dec 7, 2013 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #40

    moses we won’t see catchy at all until the hour before southampton saying that pochotinio is far superior than pardew!
    but may i add that i showed the other week how easy there run was until a couple of weeks ago
    and we are now above them with a much much harder run and theres is very hard!

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