Unfortunately, we were then all over the place late on as Walcott completed his hat-trick and Giroud almost claimed a fifteen minute one. It’s a cruel game at times and things don’t get much crueller than today.
A slow start and shocking tackle on Cabaye threatened Newcastle’s bid for sixth. United came alive and were worth their single goal from one of the few bits of real class. Best got the goal but Santon and Ben Arfa were the stand-outs, can the manager continue to keep the French genius on the bench?