Manchester United recorded their fifth premier league loss in in the 1-0 loss to Newcastle propelling league leaders Manchester City to move 16 points clear on top of the table.
The loss also means United have made their second position on the table open, as Liverpool who also beat Southampton 2-0 now move to third position to close the gap between them and the Red Devils with just two points.
Newcastle who were determined to move out of the relegation zone won a premier league home game for the first time since October, and United became the unfortunate side this time around now.
The loss also means league leaders Manchester City will only need to win their next six matches for them to be crowned premier league champions on April 7 in their encounter against United.
Further more, the loss means that Jose Mourinho has lost six matches to Rafael Benitez in all competitions and have also failed to win a Premier League match at St James’ Park (P7 W0 D3 L4).
He has also managed more away league games at Newcastle without winning than at any other club in his career as a manager making playing with Newcastle at St James’ Park a bitter bill for the Portuguese.