Newcastle United 1 – Manchester United 0
Can Manchester City just be crowned champions already?
Man United blew it once again on Sunday away at Newcastle.
Rafa Benitez’s side picked up an enormous three points thanks to a 1-0 win over the Red Devils.
The hero for the Magpies was midfielder Matt Ritchie. He drilled home a left footed shot after Chris Smalling gave away a penalty for diving.
The win have boosted Newcastle’s hopes of beating the drop.
Jose Mourinho is cursed against Newcastle
One of the craziest stats in football continued at St James’ Park on Sunday.
Jose Mourinho struggles at Newcastle and always has done. In fact it seems like he’s cursed!
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.