It does not appear to be getting any easier for Manchester United and David Moyes.
Looking for a win after the midweek defeat to Everton at Old Trafford, Moyes' side endured an uneventful and uninspiring first half, with the manager surely looking for a reaction in the second half.
And Moyes got one...in the wrong way. Yohan Cabaye slotted home from Moussa Sissoko's cutback to give Newcastle the advantage with just under 30 minutes remaining.
At least Alan Pardew was happy.