Newcastle United may have beaten Manchester United, but Rafael Benitez would have preferred victory over Brighton or Swansea.
Liverpool moved to within two points of Manchester United thanks to a 2-0 win at Southampton - Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino starring.
Graeme Souness was critical of "schoolboy" Paul Pogba in a newspaper column, but Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho refused to comment.
Jose Mourinho credited Newcastle United's fighting spirit and "the gods of football" for inflicting a defeat upon Manchester United.
After Manchester United suffered defeat, Jose Mourinho is still yet to win as a Premier League manager at St James' Park.
Manchester United appear certain to have conceded defeat in the Premier League title race after a disappointing loss to Newcastle United.
Huddersfield Town climbed out of the bottom three after Steve Mounie inspired a 4-1 defeat of Bournemouth, who had not lost in seven.
Paul Pogba is back in Manchester United's starting line-up against Newcastle United but Marcus Rashford is not in the squad.
Louis van Gaal gave many youngsters their Manchester United debuts, but he managed Adnan Januzaj poorly, according to the Belgian.
Alexis Sanchez pointed to Lionel Messi's emotional response to a defeat to Chelsea as proof of the demand footballers place on themselves.