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    Premier League Match Reaction: Matt Ritchie strikes to give Newcastle United shock win over Manchester United

    Newcastle United have recorded a shock 1-0 win over Manchester United at St James' Park on Sunday to give their Premier League survival hopes a huge boost.

    Matt Ritchie grabbed his first league goal of the season on 65 minutes, slotting past David de Gea following Dwight Gayle's clever lay-off, to give the Magpies victory.

    Debutant goalkeeper Martin Dubravka was in inspired form, pulling off great saves from Anthony Martial and Alexis Sanchez to keep a clean sheet.

    The win is Newcastle's first at home since October 21 and moves them out of the relegation zone into 13th place, while Man Utd stay 16 points behind leaders Manchester City.

    How did the managers react to the result? Here is Football Manics' match reaction.

    Jose Mourinho

    "They fought like animals - I hope they take that as a compliment. The gods of football were on their side. It wasn't going to happen for us today. Newcastle gave what they have and what they don't have, that's a beautiful thing in football.

    "They fought for their point, a point is what they had in mind. We made a defensive mistake and when they are in front they had only one thing in mind and gave their lives to keep a clean sheet."

    Phil Jones

    "We didn't show up today, we started slow. They pressed us, the crowd were on their feet.

    "We got control midway through the first half and should have scored but we weren't at the races, we weren't good enough, simple as.

    "For whatever reason we weren't good enough. Ultimately we have conceded a sloppy goal. The lads are devastated in the dressing room."

    Rafael Benitez

    On the victory: "We worked as hard as other games, but against a team like Manchester United every ball is important, they can punish you, so you work like them. Amazing effort.

    "They are dangerous, but the teamwork we showed to fight for every ball was amazing. I am pleased for the players and the fans. Because we won here at home.

    "We had games in past when conceded late. We got lucky with some shots, but we showed the character, the commitment and the desire today."

    On Martin Dubravka's debut: "He can buy the lottery and win today. He was composed and that gave confidence to the team. All the players worked hard, so it is not fair to say just the goalkeeper played well."

    On Jonjo Shelvey's performance: "Jonjo showed quality on the ball. He is learning, and if he can make the right decisions he will be a very good player."

    Quotes from BBC Sport and Sky Sports.

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