Friday, 6 January 2012

Blast from the past: Newcastle United 4 Man United 3

Blast from the past: Newcastle United 4 Manchester United 3 (September 2001)

The above video has been posted in recognition of Newcastle United's first win against Manchester United for over ten years.  The surprise victory on Wednesday night is significant due to the following reasons:
  • This was NUFC's first win v MUFC for over 10 years (as shown above).
  • First NUFC win since renaming their stadium to "Sports Direct Arena".
  • First NUFC win since adopting VirginMoney as their shirt sponsor.
  • MUFC's defeat was their first away loss in the league this season.
  • Lindegaard conceded his first league goals this season after 5 matches.
  • MUFC conceded 3 league goals in consecutive matches since 2004.
  • MUFC suffered their second consecutive defeat this season.
  • MUFC's title hopes suffered a dent following the surprise defeat.
  • Krul, Ba, Tiote and Cabaye showed their true potential and class.