Man United and Chelsea shocked

  • Last Updated: December 7 2013, 19:35 GMT

A review of Saturday's action in the Barclays Premier League, including shock defeats for Manchester United and Chelsea.

  • Manchester United slumped to a second straight defeat
  • Oussama Assaidi celebrates his late winner for Stoke 
  • Southampton earned a 1-1 draw with title contenders Man City 
  • Luis Suarez celebrates during Liverpool's victory over West Ham 

David Moyes' difficult start as Manchester United manager turned into a full-blown crisis as Yohan Cabaye ended Newcastle's 41-year wait for an Old Trafford win by scoring the only goal in a 1-0 victory.

Position Player Score
1 Arsenal 34
2 Liverpool 30
3 Chelsea 30
4 Man City 29
5 Everton 27
6 Tottenham 27
7 Newcastle 26
8 Southampton 23
9 Man Utd 22
10 A Villa 19
11 Swansea 18
12 Stoke City 17
13 Hull City 17
14 Norwich 17
15 West Brom 15
16 Cardiff 14
17 West Ham 13
18 C Palace 13
19 Fulham 10
20 Sunderland 8

The result condemned United to back-to-back home Premier League defeats for the first time 2002.

It meant United have lost five times already this season and that they have collected just two points from their last four games.

Little wonder the reaction at the end was one of anger from the home supporters, who watched virtually the same group of players they booed off today clinch a 20th title by 11 points less than seven months ago.

Title contenders Chelsea were also on the receiving end of a shock result as Oussama Assaidi's superb 90th-minute winner gave Stoke a first league victory over the Blues in 38 years.

The on-loan Liverpool winger came on as a substitute six minutes from time and his first real contribution was to pick the ball up on the left, cut inside and unleash a ferocious shot into the top corner to seal a 3-2 triumph.

Jose Mourinho's first trip to the Britannia Stadium began well as Andre Schurrle gave Chelsea a 10th-minute lead.

But Peter Crouch levelled three minutes before half-time, and five minutes after the break Stephen Ireland put the hosts ahead.

Schurrle quickly equalised with another fine finish and it looked like both sides would have to settle for a point until Assaidi's brilliant intervention earned a 3-2 victory.

Stoke's last win over Chelsea came in the League Cup in 1995 when Potters manager Mark Hughes was in the Blues side, while their most recent league victory was in 1975.

Liverpool took advantage of Chelsea's slip-up to go second in the Premier League table on goal difference as Luis Suarez helped them ease to a 4-1 victory over West Ham at Anfield.

It was the Uruguay international's shot which produced Guy Demel's own goal just before half-time, he won the free-kick from which Mamadou Sakho scored his first goal for the club and then added a late goal to calm the nerves after Martin Skrtel put past his own goalkeeper.

He might even have laid claim to the fifth goal of the afternoon but the ball had taken a fateful deflection off Joey O'Brien.

Suarez could have had back-to-back hat-tricks after getting four in midweek against Norwich but in taking his tally to 26 in his last 25 league matches, including 10 in his last four home matches, he provided further proof - should it be needed - that he is central to the Reds' bid to regain Champions League status.

Team Score Team
Sunderland 1 - 2 Tottenham
Liverpool 4 - 1 West Ham
C Palace 2 - 0 Cardiff
Stoke City 3 - 2 Chelsea
West Brom 0 - 2 Norwich
Southampto 1 - 1 Man City
Man Utd 0 - 1 Newcastle

Manchester City's shaky away form continued as Dani Osvaldo's exquisite strike earned Southampton a 1-1 draw at St Mary's.

As impressive as City have been since Manuel Pellegrini's arrival, they have shown a soft underbelly away from home, winning just two matches on the road - the latest of which came at West Brom on Wednesday.

It was a result they were unable to match on the south coast, where Osvaldo's wondrous goal earned Southampton a deserved, morale-boosting point.

Tottenham moved up to sixth after they came from behind to defeat Sunderland 2-1 at the Stadium of Light.

Adam Johnson gave the hosts a 37th-minute lead only for Paulinho to level the scores just before the break.

Tottenham edged ahead thanks to a John O'Shea own goal five minutes into the second half and held on for a second successive victory.

At the other end of the table Tony Pulis enjoyed a second home victory inside a week as his Crystal Palace side recorded a fully deserved 2-0 win over Cardiff at Selhurst Park.

The former Stoke boss took charge at Palace a little over two weeks ago and, following a narrow loss at Norwich, the Welshman has now guided the Eagles to back-to-back home wins as Cameron Jerome and Marouane Chamakh got on the scoresheet to secure a comfortable triumph.

  • Hero remembered: The Manchester United team take part in a minute's applause in honour of Nelson Mandela ahead of the match against Newcastle
  • Robin van Persie in action against Mike Williamson
  • Yohan Cabaye of Newcastle celebrates after scoring the opening goal against the champions
  • Manchester United boss David Moyes urges his side to try and find the equaliser
  • Robin van Persie scores a header but has it ruled out as the Magpies hold on to end their 41-year wait for an Old Trafford victory
  • The result condemned United to back-to-back home Premier League defeats for the first time 2002.
  • Andre Schurrle gives Chelsea a dream start in their clash at Stoke
  • Cameron Jerome celebrates putting Crystal Palace ahead against Cardiff
  • Sergio Aguero - who else - gives Man City a 1-0 lead at Southampton
  • Gary Hooper fires Norwich ahead in their clash away at West Brom
  • Peter Crouch brings Stoke back on level terms against Chelsea before the break
  • Dani Osvaldo scores a superb equaliser for Southampton at St Mary's
  • Liverpool celebrate after an own goal at Anfield gives them a 1-0 lead at Anfield
  • And shortly after the break Mamadou Sakho doubles Liverpool's advantage
  • Stoke celebrate as Stephen Ireland puts the Potters ahead against Chelsea
  • But within minutes Schurrle nets his second of the game to make it 2-2
  • Luis Suarez gets his goal as Liverpool beat West Ham 4-1
  • Marouane Chamakh seals a crucial 2-0 victory for Crystal Palace
  • Oussama Assaidi's last-gasp goal gives Stoke a shock 3-2 triumph over Chelsea
  • Leroy Fer gives Norwich breathing space at The Hawthorns on their way to all three points
  • In the late game Tottenham come from behind to win 2-1 at Sunderland
All the best pictures from Saturday's Premier League action, including Man United's lunchtime clash with Newcastle.

Norwich bounced back from their Anfield nightmare as goals from Gary Hooper and Leroy Fer earned them a valuable 2-0 win over West Brom at The Hawthorns.

Hooper scored the opener in the 13th minute, smashing an unstoppable drive into the top corner, before Fer finished off a sharp counter late on to seal the points.

West Brom had countless chances to take at least a point from this game with Stephane Sessegnon twice failing to convert great opportunities and Shane Long also guilty of being profligate in front of goal.

It is now one win in nine games for the Baggies, and Steve Clarke's side were booed off at full-time.


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