I'd rather we beat relegation rivals than United, says Benitez

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How Rafa Benitez could do with a win over his old rival Jose Mourinho to lift the mood at St James' Park.

Chances were scarce throughout the contest but Anthony Martial and Alexis Sanchez wasted clear openings, while Romelu Lukaku had a goal disallowed, before Ritchie capitalised on some slack defending in the 65th minute.

Jose Mourinho's St James' Park curse continued as Manchester United fell to Newcastle on Sunday, extending his winless run at the venue to seven Premier League matches.

Since then, they have drawn with Swansea City, Burnley and Crystal Palace, in addition to suffering a 3-1 defeat at Manchester City. "They gave everything they had and the gods of football were with them".

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"But because we couldn't do that, I am really pleased to do it today". At times, that's frustrating for Mourinho, whether deserved consternation or not.

Elsewhere, Liverpool head to Southampton today knowing anything less than a win will hit their Premier League top four hopes.

"It was not just up to them, it was also the gods of football, but I repeat it's a lovely thing to win a match the way they did".

The visitors began to get a grip on possession but their attacking play lacked any real inspiration in the first half-hour, with Jesse Lingard producing their first shot on target 32 minutes in.

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"They fought for their points and when they went in front, they gave their lives to keep a clean sheet".

Ritchie's goal came from a free-kick awarded for a needless dive by United defender Chris Smalling inside his own half.

The Manchester United manager's touchline histrionics have been well documented over the years, leading the Portuguese to regularly clash with football's authorities. "It was an intuitive thing", he said.

"Clearly I know we lost the duel in the air and it's hard to accept that". "The double [miss] of Martial is incredible in the last minute".

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One exception was Alexis Sanchez and he nearly put them ahead in the 57th minute when he rounded Dubravka before his goal-bound shot was blocked by Florian Lejeune.

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