Lingard almost added to his tally for the season but his shot drifted harmlessly wide as United maintained a level of control without testing Logan again. Riyad Mahrez fired a free-kick over the bar and also had the final shot, which was comfortably gathered by Amos, as Joyce's side thoroughly deserved the three points with skipper Keane flawless at the back to ensure United move up to seventh in the table.
The Reds' next assignment is at Old Trafford when West Ham provide the opposition on 10 February.
United: Amos; Janko, Love, M.Keane, James; Rothwell, Pearson, Petrucci, A.Pereira (McNair 91), Lingard; Wilson. Subs not used: Grimshaw, Gollini, Rowley, Willock.