Will Unwin on Monday, January 18 2021

Arsenal 3-0 Newcastle: Premier League – as it happened

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored twice either side of a Bukayo Saka goal as Arsenal eased to victory over Newcastle 10.09pm GMT Thank you very much for joining me tonight. Here is Nick Ames’ lovely report. Related: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Saka lead Arsenal to win over Newcastle 10.05pm GMT

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Nick Ames at the Emirates Stadium on Monday, January 18 2021

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang double sends Arsenal soaring past Newcastle

Baby steps but perhaps, in one sense, a significant stride. Arsenal’s return to the top half is hardly a cause for unbridled joy but the manner in which they sailed home dangled the promise of better times. Their struggles over the autumn went hand in hand with a damaging drought on the part of thei

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David Hytner on Sunday, January 17 2021

Mikel Arteta praises 'phenomenal' Granit Xhaka for rallying after red card

Midfielder was sent off in 1-0 home defeat to BurnleyArteta: ‘After the red card, he was in a difficult place’Mikel Arteta has described Granit Xhaka’s form as “phenomenal” and a key reason behind Arsenal’s greater solidity in recent weeks.Xhaka has been impressive since returning from suspension in

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on Saturday, January 16 2021

Arsenal v Newcastle: match preview

Arsenal and Newcastle go again at the Emirates nine days after contesting a tight 120 minutes in the FA Cup third round. A similar affair looks likely unless the home side strike early: the Magpies are adept when asked to sit in but, as they showed at Sheffield United, a more proactive approach appe

Louise Taylor on Friday, January 15 2021

'Gloves are off': Steve Bruce lets rip at Newcastle players amid tactics rift

Manager wants to impose back-four system on resistant squad‘I’ve got enough on my CV to take the club forward’Steve Bruce has effectively declared war on his Newcastle United players after revealing he is no longer prepared to accommodate their tactical demands.“The gloves are off now and we will do

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Barry Glendenning on Tuesday, January 12 2021

Sheffield United 1-0 Newcastle: Premier League – as it happened

Billy Sharp scored the winner from the spot as Sheffield United won their first top flight game of the season at the 18th time of askingRead Aaron Bowers’ match report from Bramall Lane 8.19pm GMT Aaron Bowers was at Bramall Lane to see Sheffield United record their first victory of the season agai

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Aaron Bower at Bramall Lane on Tuesday, January 12 2021

Sheffield United win at last as Billy Sharp penalty sinks 10-man Newcastle

Only in the weeks ahead will we learn whether this was the start of something special for Sheffield United, or a faint flicker of hope that ultimately fizzles out. But perhaps we should have known that it would be here, against the most embarrassing opposition performance they will face all season,

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Barry Glendenning on Saturday, January 9 2021

Arsenal 2-0 Newcastle (aet): FA Cup third round – as it happened

A game low on quality was won by the holders, with Emile Smith-Rowe and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang getting the goals in extra time Read Nick Ames’ match report from the Emirates Stadium 8.20pm GMT “I thought Andy [Carroll] played very well and if he’d topped it off with a goal it would have been very

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Nick Ames at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday, January 9 2021

Emile Smith Rowe finds something extra to fire Arsenal past Newcastle

If Mikel Arteta needed confirmation that the youthful vibrancy of Arsenal’s last fortnight points their most sustainable way forward, then it was provided emphatically here.His side had flattered to deceive against Newcastle for long periods of a game in which underperformers such as Nicolas Pépé an

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Louise Taylor on Friday, January 8 2021

Steve Bruce feels it 'morally wrong' for football to continue amid Covid-19

Newcastle manager accepts it ‘financially right’ to play onHis players and backroom staff have been affected by virusSteve Bruce believes it is “morally wrong” to continue playing elite-level football in the midst of the accelerating pandemic but fully understands the financial imperatives behind th

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Harry De Cosemo on Wednesday, January 6 2021

'He was a joy': when Tino Asprilla lit up Newcastle 25 years ago

The ‘octopus’ arrived from Parma in 1996, giving Newcastle fans – and clubbers at Julie’s and Legends – something to rememberBy Harry De Cosemo for The Set Pieces “When I think of him, I can’t help but smile,” says Warren Barton. Tino Asprilla arrived at Newcastle United from Parma in 1996 and his i

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Barry Glendenning on Monday, January 4 2021

Football rumours: Chelsea to replace Frank Lampard? Dele Alli to PSG?

A Blue Monday awaits in today’s transfer tittle-tattleFar be it from the Rumour Mill to claim to know what goes on in the mind of Roman Abramovich, but it’s being reported that Chelsea’s Russian owner is ready to replace Frank Lampard unless he quickly whips his side into shape following last night’

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John Brewin on Sunday, January 3 2021

Newcastle 1-2 Leicester: Premier League – as it happened

Two excellent goals from James Maddison and Youri Tielemans took Leicester up to third as Newcastle had to settle for an Andy Carroll consolation 4.28pm GMT Here’s Louise Taylor’s report from St James’ Park. Related: Maddison and Tielemans on target for Leicester City in victory at Newcastle 4.24pm

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Louise Taylor at St James' Park on Sunday, January 3 2021

Maddison and Tielemans on target as Leicester go third after win at Newcastle

Newcastle may not be the most exotic of January destinations but Leicester City seem to find it extraordinarily restorative. Not for the first time, Brendan Rodgers’s players departed Tyneside exuding the refreshed, optimistic sheen more usually associated with teams newly returned from midwinter br

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Observer fans' network on Sunday, January 3 2021

Premier League fans’ half-term reports. Part two: Liverpool to Wolves

Fans rate the best and worst of the season so far – the stars, the flops and what needs to change in 2021• Part one: Arsenal to LeicesterAlways good to be top of the league, can’t get much higher than that. We dropped points in our last two games, but all things considered, I’m happy. The downside h

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on Saturday, January 2 2021

Newcastle v Leicester: match preview

On 1 January 2020 Leicester travelled to St James’ Park and rather enjoyed themselves. Not content with winning 3-0, they controlled 77% of the possession and left Steve Bruce’s players looking distinctly second-best in almost every department. At a time when he remains under intense pressure from N

Guardian sport on Friday, January 1 2021

January transfer window: a guide to every Premier League club's plans

Loans, not big-money buys, are likely to be flavour of the month, but from top to bottom managers want to do businessMen’s transfer interactive: all the latest movesArsenal need to shift a formidable bulk of dead wood before they can make significant efforts to address, among other things, an enduri

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on Thursday, December 31 2020

'I'm happy 2020 is over,' says Klopp after Liverpool held by Newcastle – video

Jürgen Klopp said on Wednesday that he was pleased 2020 is nearly over, with winning the league the solitary highlight of a challenging year. His comments came after Liverpool were held to a goalless draw at Newcastle, though they remain top of the league with a three-point lead over Manchester Unit

Louise Taylor at St James' Park on Thursday, December 31 2020

Jürgen Klopp gives Joël Matip update after accepting Liverpool point

Klopp says he is ‘OK’ with champions’ performanceSteve Bruce praises outstanding keeper Karl DarlowJürgen Klopp said he remained relaxed about Liverpool’s lack of goals after they spurned the chance to open up a five-point lead over Manchester United at the top of the Premier League.“I’m OK with it,

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