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December 7, 2013 1:45 PM WAT
Old Trafford — Manchester
Referee:‬ A. Marriner‎
Attendance:‬ 75233‎
 
 
Yohan Cabaye 61′
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Manchester United 0-1 Newcastle

Yohan Cabaye's second-half strike stunned the reigning champions at Old Trafford on Saturday and inflicted a second home defeat in four days on under-pressure boss David Moyes

By Greg Stobart at Old Trafford

  • David de Gea
    62
    23
    2.50

    David de Gea

    The Spaniard made a very sharp save at the end of the first half to keep out Debuchy's powerful strike from a tight angle. Could do nothing about Cabaye's deflected goal.

  • Rafael
    27
    55
    2.50

    Rafael

    Not really troubled defensively and constantly tried to get forward to widen the pitch and add some energy to United's attacks.

  • Patrice Evra
    17
    77
    1.50

    Patrice Evra

    Terrible attempted clearance in the build-up to Cabaye's goal and looked vulnerable throughout. Lacked attacking thrust in open play but hit the post with a header from a corner.

  • Phil Jones
    19
    61
    2.00

    Phil Jones

    Charged around in central midfield with great commitment, but lacked craft. In a rare foray forward, he sent a tame 25-yeard shot too close to Krul.

  • Jonny Evans
    15
    58
    2.50

    Jonny Evans

    A little casual at times but no major errors from the centre-back.

  • Nemanja Vidic
    28
    47
    2.50

    Nemanja Vidic

    A couple of shaky moments against Newcastle's attacking pace but unfortunate with the deflection for Cabaye's strike.

  • Nani
    22
    95
    1.50

    Nani Flop of the Match

    A disappointing performance from the Portuguese winger, who seemed to lack the confidence to take on Newcastle defenders. Replaced by Zaha in the 68th minute.

  • Tom Cleverley
    18
    87
    2.50

    Tom Cleverley

    A decent display in central midfield. Some neat short passes and switched the play well. Needed more movement in front of him.

  • Adnan Januzaj
    86
    87
    3.50

    Adnan Januzaj

    The young Belgian was the real bright spark for the hosts with dips of the shoulder to drift past defenders and some creative passing.

  • Robin van Persie
    20
    118
    1.50

    Robin van Persie

    The Dutchman returned from a groin injury but was never really involved in the game. Dropped deep in to the No.10 role but it didn't work out. Had a goal ruled out for offside.

  • Javier Hernández
    41
    60
    2.00

    Javier Hernández

    Lively movement, as ever, in the final third but the Mexican was never presented with a clear chance on goal. Kept out from a tight angle by a good Krul save in the second half.

Substitutions

  • Anderson
    15
    60
    2.50

    Anderson

    No major impact after the Brazilian replaced Cleverley in the 69th minute.

  • Antonio Valencia
    17
    55
    2.50

    Antonio Valencia

    Played at right back after coming on for Rafael 14 minutes from time

  • Wilfried Zaha
    25
    57
    2.50

    Wilfried Zaha

    One curling effort just wide but looked too eager to make an impact after replacing Nani.

  • Tim Krul
    37
    6
    2.50

    Tim Krul

    Might have expected a busier afternoon at the home of the champions, but the Dutchman was solid when called upon, especially to deny Chicharito in the second-half.

  • Fabricio Coloccini
    57
    5
    4.00

    Fabricio Coloccini Top of the Match

    Very strong performance from the Argentine centre-back. Got caught under the ball once in the second half but otherwise coped well with Chicharito's movement.

  • Davide Santon
    37
    5
    3.00

    Davide Santon

    Comfortable enough defensively, although he had a few problems with Januzaj's movement early on. Hampered on the ball by having to cut inside.

  • Mike Williamson
    37
    3
    3.50

    Mike Williamson

    Made some crucial blocks and interceptions and had an excellent partnership with Coloccini in central defence.

  • Mathieu Debuchy
    42
    5
    3.50

    Mathieu Debuchy

    An impressive display from the French right-back. Committed and composed defensively while a threat in attack, evidenced by stinging shot in the first half.

  • Yohan Cabaye
    52
    5
    3.50

    Yohan Cabaye

    Showed United what they missed out on in the summer by sweeping in the winner with the help of a deflection just after the hour mark. Clever positioning and passing although he appeared to be carrying an injury before being replaced by Ameobi 12 minutes from time.

  • Moussa Sissoko
    32
    7
    3.00

    Moussa Sissoko

    His powerful running with the ball always caused United problems on the counterattack - and he kept his composure to pick out Cabaye for the goal.

  • Vurnon Anita
    28
    5
    2.50

    Vurnon Anita

    Pressed the United midfielders hard as he looked to break up the home side's play before playing easy passes. Lucky to get away with a handball shout in the second half when the ball looked to be going in off the post.

  • Cheikh Tiote
    33
    5
    3.00

    Cheikh Tiote

    Snapped into tackles with no mercy, charging around in central midfield to set the tone for Newcastle's performance. Lucky not to be booked but effective.

  • Yoan Gouffran
    26
    10
    2.00

    Yoan Gouffran

    Had few opportunities to really troubled the United defence as he lacked support before being replaced by Ben Arfa in the 57th minute.

  • Loïc Remy
    33
    6
    3.00

    Loïc Remy

    The Frenchman didn't have any clear chances but his speed and constant running gave the United defence something to think about while offering an important outlet in the latter stages.

Substitutions

  • Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa
    27
    5

    Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa

    Replaced Debuchy in the 83rd minute.

  • Hatem Ben Arfa
    46
    5
    3.00

    Hatem Ben Arfa

    Classy display after coming on for Gouffran in the 57th minute. Glided past players and picked out some intelligent passes, retaining the ball extremely well in the latter stages.

  • Shola Ameobi
    26
    5

    Shola Ameobi

    Came on for goalscorer Cabaye to see the game out in the final 12 minutes.

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