David Moyes helplessly sunk deeper into quick-sand on a mournful afternoon at Old Trafford as Newcastle United secured a historical 1-0 victory against their struggling opponents. The Magpies’ first victory at United since 1972 came about thanks to a smash-and-grab goal from Yohan Cabaye in the 2nd half. Newcastle executed their game plan well for the first 60 minutes as they flooded the midfield and restricted Man United to half-chances. Their chance arrived on 61 minutes when Moussa Sissoko beat Patrice Evra down the right to feed Cabaye, who made no mistake from just inside the box.
A rousing response from United saw Robin van Persie have a goal disallowed for offside before which Tim Krul had to make plenty of saves. Luck wasn’t on United’s side as they couldn’t find their old magic for the 2nd game running as horrible memories of the early 70s collectively hounded the ‘Theatre of Dreams’.