Newcastle United vs Manchester United
One of the most fascinating of the upcoming Premier League games this weekend, features Manchester United at Newcastle United on Sunday afternoon.
Newcastle United are just one point off the relegation zone and will be keen to build on their point at Crystal Palace last week.
It seems safe to say that Manchester United can give up on winning the Premier League title, but they do have a top four spot to guarantee.
With Champions League football returning next week, Manchester United will be keen to accumulate as many points as possible, in order to be ready to make a serious challenge for the premier trophy in European football.
Jose Mourinho’s horrendous record at Newcastle United!
Ahead of Manchester United’s visit to Newcastle United, a seriously surprising statistic has emerged.
Jose Mourinho struggles at Newcastle and always has done.
The Special One’s overall record at St James’ Park is:
As a visiting manager, Jose Mourinho has a better record at the Camp Nou, Old Trafford, Emirates, Anfield and Etihad than at St. James’ Park.
Full breakdown of Jose Mourinho’s rubbish record at Newcastle United
Newcastle United 1 – Chelsea 1. May 15, 2005. This was on the final day of the 2004/2005 season with Chelsea having already wrapped up the Premier League title. A 33rd minute Geremi own goal was levelled up two minutes later by a Frank Lampard penalty.
Newcastle United 1 – Chelsea 0. February 20, 2005. Newcastle dumped Chelsea out the FA Cup thanks to a Patrick Kluivert goal. Mourinho made a triple change at half-time but saw his players succumb to injury and red card. Chelsea finished the game with nine men on the pitch.
Newcastle United 0 – Chelsea 0. April 22, 2007. A strong Chelsea side failed to find a way past Newcastle United late on in the 2006/2007 season.
Newcastle United 2 – Chelsea 0. November 2, 2013. Yoann Gouffran and Loic Remy were on target for Newcastle. Even by this point, the English media were pointing out that Jose Mourinho had never won at St James’ Park.
Newcastle United 2 – Chelsea 1. December 6, 2014. Chelsea had come into this match on a 23-game unbeaten run. Papiss Cisse scored twice in the second half. Didier Drogba pulled one back late on after Steven Taylor had been sent off.
Newcastle United 2 – Chelsea 2. September 26, 2015. Chelsea battled back to grab a point. Ayoze Perez and Giogrinio Wijnaldum scored for the Toon. Ramires and Willian scored in the final 11 minutes.