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Timeline to departure: How David Moyes went from the Chosen One to the wrong one

Time ran out on the United boss earlier today.
Apr 22nd 2014, 8:56 AM 7,286 13

DAVID MOYES’ TIME in charge of Manchester United came to an end today as the club’s board confirmed his departure after 11 months at the helm in Old Trafford.

In that time, United slipped from Premier League champions to their lowest ever points total and a loss to Everton last weekend means they will not qualify for the Champions League for the first time in 19 years.

But where did it all go wrong for the man hand-picked by Alex Ferguson to succeed him?

September 1 – United suffer their first league defeat under Moyes as Daniel Sturridge gives Liverpool victory at Anfield.

September 22 – Three weeks later, United are beaten 4-1 at Manchester City.

September 28 – While defeats to fellow title rivals are an inherent risk at a big club, Moyes’ first real wobble comes with a 2-1 defeat to West Brom at Old Trafford. It’s the first time in 35 years the Baggies have beaten Manchester United away from home.

October 19 – Despite dominating for large periods of the game, United concede a last-minute Adam Lallana equaliser against Southampton at Old Trafford.

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December 4 – Bryan Oviedo scores a late goal to end Everton’s 21-year wait for a win over United in Old Trafford.

December 7 – Three days later, Moyes breaks another unwanted record as Yohan Cabaye scores the only goal of the game for Newcastle as they win in Old Trafford for the first time since 1972.

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January 5 – A pattern definitely emerges as Swansea win at Old Trafford for the first time ever thanks to a late Wilfried Bony goal which sends United out of the FA Cup at the third-round stage for just the second time in three decades.

January 7 – Defeat in League Cup semi-final first leg at Sunderland means a third-straight loss for the first time in 13 years for United.

January 19 – Nemanja Vidic is sent off as United crash to defeat at Chelsea.

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February 1 – Another game, another defeat against a team that hasn’t beaten United in decades, this time it’s Stoke who claim their first win over United since 1984.

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February 9 – Darren Bent scores a stoppage time equaliser as bottom-of the-table Fulham draw at Old Trafford.

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March 16 – Liverpool come to Old Trafford and complete the double over Moyes’ men in a 3-0 rout.

March 25 – Manchester City are held scoreless for less than a minute as they also beat United 3-0 at Old Trafford thanks to two goals from Edin Dzeko.

April 20 – United lose 2-0 away to Everton meaning they cannot qualify for the Champions League for the first time since 1995.

April 22 – David Moyes and Manchester United part company.

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