Published: Mon, February 12, 2018
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Ritchie earns Newcastle shock victory over Man Utd

Ritchie earns Newcastle shock victory over Man Utd

Newcastle United won against Manchester United in the Premier League today.

Mourinho's side, who had 13 shots - six on target, now trail league leaders Manchester City by 16 points.

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How Newcastle boss Benitez will have loved getting one over Mourinho, who he has feuded with for more than a decade. I just feel on the ball he needs to offer a lot more.

I know that Newcastle players, fans and [Rafael] Benitez are very happy with the three points, with the feeling that the gods of football were with them, so at least I have that little smile.

Another stumble at St. James' Park for Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho.

Ayoze Perez drove a shot narrowly wide from the edge of the area and a superb clearance from Smalling snuffed out another Newcastle threat as United struggled to retain possession.

Dubravka, a deadline day signing on loan from Sparta Prague, first got down well at his near post to keep out a strike from Jess Lingard.

Anthony Martial 5 - Placed on the right to accommodate Sanchez, the 22-year-old, despite streaming forward confidently, never looked comfortable in front of goal.

ANALYSIS OF NEWCASTLE'S GOAL "We train, we work, we organise. and the players have their individual jobs when they defend zonal".

United might have gone in behind if referee Craig Pawson had not rejected justifiable penalty claims when Gayle went down under a clumsy challenge from Smalling in the 40th minute. The Frenchman, who is usually clinical in such situations, tried to slide it past the goalkeeper, but the Newcastle debutant managed to block the shot to preserve his clean sheet. Did not get enough in the Newcastle box, besides losing the ball at times.

The Chilean beat DeAndre Yedlin to it and rounded the onrushing Dubravka.

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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. After Chris Smalling conceded a free-kick for diving near the halfway line, Shelvey sent a simple long ball into the box, Gayle cushioned a loose ball into Ritchie path and he swept home completely unmarked from 12 yards out.

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