David Moyes: 10 results which led to his sacking from Man Utd
Manager has paid the price for a woeful first season at Old Trafford
David Moyes today paid the price for a woeful first season in charge of Manchester United as he was sacked as manager. Photograph: Phil Noble/Files/Reuters
Here are 10 of the results which cost him his job.
September 22nd 2013 , Man City 4 Man Utd 1, Barclays Premier League
United were swept away in emphatic fashion as City ruthlessly exposed the gulf in class between the two teams. The hosts led 2-0 at half-time thanks to Yaya Toure and Sergio Aguero, before two more inside five minutes of the restart all but sealed victory for Manuel Pellegrini’s men. A late consolation from Wayne Rooney did little to comfort United.
September 28th 2013, Man Utd 1 West Brom 2, Barclays Premier League
A superb Morgan Amalfitano run and chip had United rattled before Rooney’s free-kick found the back of Boaz Myhill’s net. Youngster Saido Berahino struck after 67 minutes to give the Baggies their first win at Old Trafford since 1978 - and ensure a worst start to a league campaign in 24 years for United.
December 7th 2013, Man Utd 0 Newcastle 1, Barclays Premier League
United suffered their second home defeat in four days as Yohan Cabaye secured victory for the visitors — their first at Old Trafford since 1972 — after Moyes’ hold team had come back to haunt him with a 1-0 win, courtesy of Bryan Oviedo’s late strike
January 5th 2014, Man Utd 1 Swansea 2, FA Cup third round
This one appeared to be heading to a replay until a Wilfried Bony header after 90 minutes gave Swansea their first ever win at Old Trafford. It was United’s second defeat in four days after Tottenham had beaten them 2-1 in the Premier League. Fabio’s red card for a reckless challenge on Jose Canas capped another bad day for the hosts.
January 19 2014, Chelsea 3 Man Utd 1, Barclays Premier League
A comprehensive defeat at Stamford Bridge all but ended United’s Premier League title hopes, leaving them 14 points off pacesetters Arsenal. Captain Nemanja Vidic was sent off for a high lunge on Eden Hazard.
January 22 2014 , Man Utd 2 Sunderland 1 (aggregate 3-3, Sunderland win 2-1 on penalties) Capital One Cup
United’s season of woe hit new depths as they were knocked out by relegation-haunted Sunderland. Jonny Evans scored to level the tie at 2-2 on aggregate to force extra-time, before David De Gea fumbled Phil Bardsley’s shot into his own net. Javier Hernandez struck for the home side with 120 minutes on the clock — but Sunderland edged a terrible penalty shoot-out, scoring two of the three spot-kicks converted.