MANCHESTER (Sporting Alert) — Yohan Cabaye pilled on further pressure on David Moyes after his goal for Newcastle United handed Manchester United back-to-back 1-0 English Premier League defeats at Old Trafford on Saturday.
Cabaye sidefoot home a pass from Moussa Sissoko out of the reach of goalkeeper David De Gea in the 61st minute and that goal was enough to give the visitors their first at Old Trafford in the Premier League since the 1971/72 season.
“It’s one of the top moments in my time here, it’s been 41 years we’ve been waiting,” Newcastle manager Alan Pardew said. “A magnificent performance.
“I know we won’t get the headlines because of United and David Moyes, but we deserve them because the players were magnificent.”
Manchester United were also beaten 1-0 by Everton at home on Wednesday night, despite creating several chances.
However, the Red Devils were disappointing against Newcastle on Saturday, as the likes of Nani, Tom Cleverley and Phil Jones were not good enough once again in midfield.
Most disappointedly, though, was the reaction of the Manchester United players after the Cabaye goal, as no one reacted in trying to get the goal back.
Manchester United came into the game 12 points behind Arsenal in the English Premier League table standings and defeat here has certainly put the champions out of the race to retain their crown.
It is clear, though, that the fans are still behind manager Moyes after they applauded in support as he went down the tunnel, but time is certainly running out for the new manager and his players to get things right.
“I think it is difficult for David and the club, he is a great manager,” Pardew said. “It is very important the fans and the board stick with him.
“He has proven he will be great for this football club. David is big enough to stand up to that.”
Newcastle moved up to sixth place in the EPL table standings with the win.