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Stuttering United rocked by Newcastle

Published: Wednesday 4 January 2012, 23.07CET
Manchester United FC suffered their second successive Premier League defeat, losing 3-0 at Newcastle United FC, on a night when Bolton Wanderers FC won 2-1 against Everton FC.
Stuttering United rocked by Newcastle
Yohan Cabaye scores Newcastle's second with a spectacular free-kick ©Getty Images
Published: Wednesday 4 January 2012, 23.07CET

Stuttering United rocked by Newcastle

Manchester United FC suffered their second successive Premier League defeat, losing 3-0 at Newcastle United FC, on a night when Bolton Wanderers FC won 2-1 against Everton FC.

Manchester United FC passed up the chance to move level on points with leaders Manchester City FC after succumbing to their second successive Premier League defeat – a 3-0 reverse at Newcastle United FC.

Though the English champions might have taken the lead when Dimitar Berbatov's header struck the post on the quarter-hour mark, Sir Alex Ferguson's side – beaten 3-2 at home by Blackburn Rovers FC on Saturday – fell behind in the 33rd minute when Demba Ba superbly hooked in his 15th league goal of the season.

Yohan Cabaye's effort (47) was even more spectacular, his dipping free-kick flying in off the underside of the bar, and a miserable night for the visitors was complete when Phil Jones scored an added-time own goal to take the Magpies to within a point of sixth-placed Liverpool FC.

Elsewhere, goalkeeper Tim Howard scored from his own half for Everton FC, but Bolton Wanderers FC moved off the foot of the table after rallying to complete their fifth win of the season thanks to goals by David Ngog (67) and Gary Cahill (78).

Last updated: 05/01/12 11.43CET

Results

English Premier League 2011/12

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 05/01/2012 15:44 CET

04/01/2012

NewcastleNewcastle3-0Man. UnitedMan. United

Ba 33, Cabaye 47, Jones 90 (o.g.)

Venue: Newcastle

04/01/2012

EvertonEverton1-2BoltonBolton

Howard 63

Ngog 67, Cahill 78

Venue: Liverpool

03/01/2012

Man. CityMan. City3-0LiverpoolLiverpool

Agüero 10, Y. Touré 33, Milner 75 (penalty)

Venue: Manchester

03/01/2012

WiganWigan1-4SunderlandSunderland

Rodallega 62

Gardner 45+4, McClean 55, Sessegnon 73, Vaughan 80

Venue: Wigan

03/01/2012

TottenhamTottenham1-0West BromWest Brom

Defoe 63

Venue: London

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