Newcastle United boss Rafa Benitez says he was proud of the way his team fought to beat Manchester United yesterday.
Matt Ritchie's strike saw Newcastle beat Manchester United at St James' Park in a precious win that lifted Rafa Benitez's side out of the relegation zone.
Life in the north-east has not been easy this season with problems off the pitch compounded by struggles on it, but Magpies boss Rafael Benitez oversaw a victory to cherish against old foe Mourinho on Sunday.
Ritchie struck the decisive blow as relegation-threatened Newcastle picked up a much-needed 1-0 victory, digging deep to end an eight-match winless streak at St James' Park as Manchester United lost a second successive away game.
Mourinho has now failed to win at St James' Park in all seven of his Premier League visits, while the result surely ends any residual hope of a late title push.
Ritchie's decisive strike came in the midst of a storm as United attempted to turn the screw, and it could hardly have been more timely on a day when Huddersfield's earlier win had plunged Benitez's men into the bottom three.
The relegation-threatened Magpies were indebted to fine goalkeeping from debutant Martin Dubravka and some last-ditch defending as the visitors launched an onslaught.