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Tariq Lamptey dazzles in slick Brighton’s emphatic win at Newcastle

Whenever Tariq Lamptey ran at them it seemed as if Newcastle United’s players were operating with their boots laced together.To say Steve Bruce’s side were terrorised by Graham Potter’s teenage right wing-back is an understatement and the resultant psy…

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Ryan Fraser’s debut goal sees Newcastle beat Blackburn in Carabao Cup

Ryan Fraser did much more than merely secure Newcastle a third-round trip to Morecambe next week. Not content with shooting the winner in the tightest of ties, the debut-making Scotland winger’s high energy skills suggested he will be a big hit with hi…

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Divock Origi sees off Newcastle as Liverpool end title campaign in style

Naby Keïta assumed centre stage as Liverpool again emphasised why it would take a particularly brave pundit to predict any flattening of their upward trajectory next season.With the Guinean dominating midfield, Jürgen Klopp’s champions recovered from a…

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Divock Origi sees off Newcastle as Liverpool end title campaign in style

Naby Keïta assumed centre stage as Liverpool again emphasised why it would take a particularly brave pundit to predict any flattening of their upward trajectory next season.With the Guinean dominating midfield, Jürgen Klopp’s champions recovered from a…

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Harry Kane at double as Tottenham beat Newcastle to boost European hopes

Long before kick-off José Mourinho walked out on to the pitch and stood alone, his eyes scanning the vast empty stands. The Tottenham manager says Newcastle became “part of my life” during his years working as first interpreter and then coach under the…

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Jonjo Shelvey salvages point for Newcastle to deny West Ham

As David Moyes saw his West Ham players inch a little further away from the Premier League’s cliff edge, Steve Bruce completed another satisfactory mini audition in front of a Saudi Arabian television audience.The Saudi dominated consortium who hope to…

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Jonjo Shelvey salvages point for Newcastle to deny West Ham

As David Moyes saw his West Ham players inch a little further away from the Premier League’s cliff edge, Steve Bruce completed another satisfactory mini audition in front of a Saudi Arabian television audience.The Saudi dominated consortium who hope to…

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Manchester City dominate Newcastle to earn FA Cup semi-final against Arsenal

As Pep Guardiola looked forward to catching up with his old friend Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal side in the semi-finals, Newcastle United renewed their unwanted acquaintance with an all too familiar foe.Cup failure has become such a part of the club’s modern…

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Aston Villa secure draw at Newcastle but remain in relegation zone

Ahmed Elmohamady and Steve Bruce go back a long way. The Egypt right-back has been signed by Newcastle’s manager at three clubs and some on Tyneside were surprised he did not follow his mentor to the north-east last summer.Instead, Elmohamady stayed pu…

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Newcastle cut down 10-man Sheffield United as Joelinton ends his drought

Allan Saint-Maximin ruined his back garden by staging dribbling contests against his dog during lockdown and Chris Wilder can only hope the French winger has not also destroyed Sheffield United’s European ambitions.If Saint-Maximin’s landlord has cause…

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Manchester City ‘have to win a lot of games now’, says Pep Guardiola

• ‘Liverpool’s advantage is not huge but it’s there’• Defeat at Newcastle means they can not match 2018 points tallyManchester City handed Liverpool the initiative in the title race with an unscheduled defeat here when Newcastle came from behind to rec…

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Newcastle’s Matt Ritchie on the spot to dent Manchester City’s title hopes

Rafael Benítez succeeded in making two sets of supporters very happy. Not content with choreographing a win which significantly eases his current side’s relegation worries, Newcastle United’s manager embellished the chances of his former club beating M…

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Newcastle out of bottom three as Fabian Schär sinks Cardiff City

Hostility seemed to lurk at every turn but then Fabian Schär reminded everyone that football should be more about beauty and joy than grudges and grimness.Schär scored the first two gaols as Newcastle United secured only their third home way of the sea…

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Late Matt Ritchie penalty denies Blackburn shock victory at Newcastle

It is no secret that Rafael Benítez is infinitely more concerned with avoiding relegation from the Premier League than winning the FA Cup but the Newcastle United manager’s decision to field a weakened team arguably ended up backfiring.The resultant dr…

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Romelu Lukaku scores with first touch as Manchester United beat Newcastle

Ole Gunnar Solskjær knows a thing or three about impact substitutions but even Manchester United’s former supersub extraordinaire must have been pleasantly surprised to see Romelu Lukaku step off the bench and score with his first touch.Until the Belgi…

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Claudio Ranieri frustrated despite a clean sheet for Fulham at Newcastle

Claudio Ranieri had asked for clean sheets at Christmas and that wish was duly granted as, for the first time in the Premier League this season, Fulham’s defence kept things pristine.Yet as the final whistle blew and he embraced Rafael Benítez, disappo…

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Sol Campbell looks the part on losing managerial debut for Macclesfield | Louise Taylor

After seven years of forlorn job hunting Macclesfield’s new man in charge lost his first game on penaltiesSol Campbell’s deep interest in interior design is said to incorporate a penchant for symmetry, so it seemed thoroughly appropriate the former Eng…

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Javier Hernández double helps West Ham end Newcastle’s winning run

Felipe Anderson will surely haunt DeAndre Yedlin’s memory for some considerable time to come. The Brazilian’s devastatingly intelligent change of pace periodically unhinged Newcastle United’s entire back four but, as his specific marker, Rafael Benítez…

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Salomón Rondón’s double against Bournemouth keeps Newcastle going forward

If Salomón Rondón can stay fit Newcastle United will surely stay up. Given the No 9’s chequered medical history that admittedly remains quite a big if, but on this compellingly persuasive evidence, Rondón’s highly disruptive penalty-area presence is ca…

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Newcastle claim first win of the season as Ayoze Pérez header fells Watford

Ki Sung-yueng had turned into something of an invisible man since joining Newcastle last summer but on Saturday he stepped off the bench and out of the shadows to create a potentially season-transforming goal for Ayoze Pérez.At the 11th attempt Newcast…