Barry Glendenning, Paul Doyle and Nick Ames on Friday, October 23 2020

Premier League: 10 things to look out for this weekend

Axel Tuanzebe should start, Everton’s and Aston Villa’s credentials will be tested and Rhian Brewster returns to AnfieldFollowing their last-ditch heroics against Tottenham, West Ham host Manchester City and in this white-knuckle rollercoaster ride of a season not even the combined forces of Mystic

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PA Media on Monday, October 19 2020

Newcastle fans boycott pay-per-view and donate fees to local food bank

Initiative has raised £19,000 for West End food bank so farFans unhappy with fee of £14.95 per Premier League gameNewcastle United supporters have raised an estimated £19,000 by choosing to give to a local food bank charity rather than watching their team on pay-per-view at the weekend, a fans’ grou

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Guardian sport on Monday, October 19 2020

Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend's action

Lampard needs to change tack with Chelsea’s defence, Lallana’s Indian Summer and Pickford’s failingsSergio Agüero’s comeback after four months out with a knee injury was a 65-minute cameo that oozed class and in which he was a vital link in Raheem Sterling’s winner. City’s record goalscorer is out o

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Barry Glendenning on Saturday, October 17 2020

Newcastle United v Manchester United: Premier League – as it happened

Manchester United ran out easy winners at St James’ Park, even if they left it a bit late to confirm their obvious superiority on the scoreboard 10.19pm BST Premier League: Louise Taylor was at St James’ Park to see Manchester United run out easy winners against Newcastle, even if they left it late

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Louise Taylor at St James' Park on Saturday, October 17 2020

Manchester United score three late goals to seal comeback win at Newcastle

Dark, damp, decidedly chilly, October nights on Tyneside can rarely have proved as restorative. After arriving apparently in urgent need of running repairs, Manchester United boarded their flight home from the north east exuding the recharged glow of holidaymakers en route from a fortnight in the su

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on Friday, October 16 2020

Newcastle v Manchester United: match preview

Arguably Steve Bruce’s best day at Newcastle came last autumn when Matty Longstaff’s debut goal secured a 1-0 home victory over Manchester United. Now he hopes Allan Saint-Maximin can undo them again. The 23-year-old Frenchman has signed an improved, six-year contract and Bruce says he can be the “n

Louise Taylor on Thursday, October 15 2020

'Morally wrong': Newcastle fans demand season-ticket money back

Supporters’ trust believes club have at least £7m of fans’ moneyNewcastle committed to reimbursing fans by ChristmasA leading group of Newcastle supporters has urged the club to refund fans for season tickets they are unlikely to be able to use until next spring at the earliest.The Newcastle United

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PA Media on Wednesday, October 14 2020

Crystal Palace sign Clyne as Newcastle extend Saint-Maximin's deal to 2026

Nathaniel Clyne returns on free transfer to club he left in 2012Steve Bruce: ‘The world is at Allan Saint-Maximin’s feet’Nathaniel Clyne has rejoined Crystal Palace on a short-term deal eight years after he left Selhurst Park. The right-back, who has been training with the club after being released

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Josh Wright on Wednesday, October 7 2020

Premier League: the big winners and best signings of the transfer window

James Rodríguez, Thiago Alcântara, Thomas Partey and Kai Havertz are the standout signings of the summerBy Josh Wright for WhoScoredIt looked as if Liverpool were prepared to go all summer without a significant signing as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, but then Thiago Alcântara arrived from B

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Guardian sport on Tuesday, October 6 2020

Transfer window verdict: how every Premier League club fared

Who got what they wanted and who finished frustrated? Our guide to every top-flight team’s dealingsArsenal know how to leave it late but in adding Thomas Partey to Willian and Gabriel Magalhães they completed a window that will rightly delight Mikel Arteta. The unwanted Matteo Guendouzi and Lucas To

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Guardian sport on Monday, October 5 2020

Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend's action

Ancelotti has Everton aiming high, Manchester United need more than Cavani and flying full-backs impressedHéctor Bellerín has had his doubters over the past year. There have been suggestions a touch of his old pace has gone after long-term injury, and when PSG bid for him last month there was an arg

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Louise Taylor at St James' Park on Saturday, October 3 2020

Callum Wilson's quickfire double gives Newcastle the edge over Burnley

Steve Bruce has complained of feeling “insulted” by suggestions he is a “lucky” manager destined to soon be “found out”. In private Newcastle’s manager must surely acknowledge his team have been fortunate at times this season but there was nothing remotely flukey about this ultimately comfortable de

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on Friday, October 2 2020

Newcastle v Burnley: match preview

Steve Bruce has called for patience and balance after Newcastle fans criticised poor recent performances. Although results have been perhaps better than Bruce’s team deserved – they have lost only one of the last six games – the mood is increasingly hostile. “We all need time,” he said. “And I’m try

Ben Fisher at Rodney Parade on Wednesday, September 30 2020

Newcastle beat Newport on penalties after Jonjo Shelvey's late rescue

For the second time in four days, Newcastle’s get-out-of-jail card came from the penalty spot. Jonjo Shelvey’s sweet equaliser three minutes from time allowed Newcastle to prevail in a penalty shootout against Newport County of League Two, who opened the scoring through Tristan Abrahams. Newcastle s

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Ben Fisher on Wednesday, September 30 2020

'I didn’t want pity': O'Brien plots Newport's latest upset after retiring at 27

Heart surgery forced Mark O’Brien to retire at 27 and though Newport’s former captain will miss facing Newcastle, analysing games is helping his recoveryRodney Parade has, as Mark O’Brien can vouch, been home to some of the biggest giantkillings in recent years but when Newcastle visit in the Caraba

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Nick Ames on Tuesday, September 29 2020

Salomón Rondón: 'If I have a chance to sign again for Newcastle I will do it'

Dalian Pro striker on working with Rafa Benítez and being confined to a Chinese hotel for two months with barely a day offSalomón Rondón remembers his hairs standing on end when, wearing Newcastle’s No 9 shirt for the first time, he ran on to the St James’ Park pitch. He only had half an hour as a s

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Guardian sport on Monday, September 28 2020

Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend's action

Another handball horror show, Calvert-Lewin is benefiting from Ancelotti effect and sentiment alone will not save LampardOle Gunnar Solskjær said Manchester United had “three or four weeks to catch up to a few teams”, and how it showed. United could not get out to prevent crosses or track Brighton’s

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Nick Ames on Sunday, September 27 2020

'It's a nonsense': Newcastle's Steve Bruce hits out at handball rule

Magpies drew 1-1 at Tottenham thanks to late penaltyEric Dier was penalised for handball after Andy Carroll’s headerSteve Bruce described the combination of VAR and football’s new handball rules as “nonsense” despite seeing it earn his Newcastle side an ill‑deserved draw at Tottenham, and said footb

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Nick Ames at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday, September 27 2020

Newcastle's Callum Wilson grabs point at Spurs amid more late VAR drama

A decent enough football match took place here but instead we are left, as is seemingly the lawmakers’ preference, to obsess over handball. This was perhaps the worst among a long list of maddening recent decisions brought about by a rule that goes against the sport’s very essence, given the way it

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Ben Fisher on Sunday, September 27 2020

Tottenham 1-1 Newcastle: Premier League – as it happened

Callum Wilson snatched a point for Newcastle after they were awarded a controversial stoppage-time penalty at Spurs 4.27pm BST Righto, thanks for your company. I’ll leave you with a couple of stonking stats. The match report will be here any moment, too. Since Opta began collecting exact Premier Lea

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