Jose Mourinho praised Newcastle for “fighting like animals” to secure a “beautiful” Premier League victory over his Manchester United team as his winless run on Tyneside continued.
The result means United end the week 16 points behind league leaders Manchester City, and the Red Devils will now have to concentrate on finishing in the top four rather than chasing down Pep Guardiola’s men.
Where my criticism comes is that he doesn’t understand the game as a central midfield player, he’s an off-the-cuff kind of player.
They are only 3 points away from Bournemouth who are in 10th place.
“I think it was a attractive way to win a football match the way they did”. Matt Ritchie who had not scored all season pounced on a loose ball and fired beyond De Gea who could do little or nothing to stop it.
It had been thought by some that Pogba was suffering from an injury problem.
The omens do not look good for Newcastle whose recent record against the Red Devils is very bad, having won just two of their last 28 games against Jose Mourinho’s men and they have failed to win any of their last six encounters.
Salah helped set up Firmino’s sixth-minute goal, before the roles were reversed as Salah netted his 29th goal, in all competitions, for the season.
“It was not a brilliant performance”.
Stoke City are 19th, with bottom-placed West Bromwich Albion due to meet Chelsea on Tuesday (NZ time).
Rafa Benitez’s stay in the relegation zone was a short one as their improbable win over Manchester United pushed them back up to safety.
In his first half-hour of Premier League football, Dubravka was only required to make two routine clearances from the edge of his area.
At the John Smith’s Stadium, David Wagner’s team took a seventh-minute lead as Alex Pritchard took Mounie’s pass and drilled in his first Huddersfield goal since his January move from Norwich. Alex Pritchard fired Huddersfield in front after seven minutes and although Junior Stanislas levelled, the hosts were ahead again before the break thanks to Steve Mounie’s 27thminute header from Aaron Mooy’s delivery.
Beninese striker Mounie’s shot was deflected in by Steve Cook after 66 minutes – Cook being attributed with an own goal.