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Newcastle’s Joe Willock keeps hot streak going to defeat Sheffield United

The chant started in the Gallowgate End and swiftly spread around the entire ground. “If you love the Toon, stand up,” sang around 10,000 Newcastle United fans in unison. After 15 months locked in surreal, depressing silence, it was as if St James’ Par…

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Ferran Torres hits hat-trick in madcap win for Manchester City at Newcastle

Talk about a timely reminder. With the Champions League final in Porto fast approaching Ferran Torres jogged Pep Guardiola’s memory by scoring a fabulous hat-trick comprised of three different varieties of volley.One was utterly outrageous and all thre…

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Aubameyang back on target as Arsenal ease to win at Newcastle

For 90-odd minutes on Tyneside on Sunday something strange happened: it was possible to believe that Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal really are “the new Invincibles” after all.No matter that the visitors kicked off in 11th position, a regressive Newcastle made …

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Joe Willock heads in Newcastle winner to foil 10-man West Ham’s fightback

This month Allan Saint-Maximin donated more than 60 care packages filled with luxury French chocolates and high street shopping vouchers to NHS staff on Tyneside.Starting a match for the first time since February on Saturday, the former Nice winger see…

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Willock’s late leveller denies Tottenham and snatches point for Newcastle

Steve Bruce must have felt a familiar shudder of apprehension as Harry Kane walked past him in the tunnel before kick-off on Sunday. Newcastle’s manager has long subscribed to the theory that “teams are only as good as their strikers” and, in Kane, Tot…

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Jamaal Lascelles snatches point for Newcastle to deny Aston Villa

Under the so called immutable law of the ex it is not uncommon for footballers to score against their old clubs but, poor, Ciaran Clark managed to claim what seemed the decisive goal for his former employers.The Newcastle centre half had played well bu…

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Rúben Neves earns Wolves draw and leaves Newcastle to rue costly errors

Rúben Neves scored his first headed goal for Wolves, Miguel Almirón and Allan Saint-Maximin limped off far too early and Joelinton was involved in yet another costly miss. All in all, it was not Newcastle’s night.Steve Bruce’s side played well but they…

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Rúben Neves earns Wolves draw and leaves Newcastle to rue costly errors

Rúben Neves scored his first headed goal for Wolves, Miguel Almirón and Allan Saint-Maximin limped off far too early and Joelinton was involved in yet another costly miss. All in all, it was not Newcastle’s night.Steve Bruce’s side played well but they…

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Miguel Almirón helps nine-man Newcastle add to Southampton’s misery

The forbidding Tyneside sky hinted at heavy snow to come, but as Ralph Hasenhüttl’s demoralised players hunched against the bitter chill, nine-man Newcastle moved with the freedom of a team on cloud nine.Depleted by the second-half sending off of Jeff …

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Gary Cahill’s winner for Crystal Palace stalls Newcastle’s recovery

Steve Bruce was perhaps tempting fate when he used his column in the match programme to discuss the “green shoots” of recovery he had recently detected at St James’ Park.Admittedly Newcastle appear to have improved considerably in the past week but the…

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Gary Cahill’s winner for Crystal Palace stalls Newcastle’s recovery

Steve Bruce was perhaps tempting fate when he used his column in the match programme to discuss the “green shoots” of recovery he had recently detected at St James’ Park.Admittedly Newcastle appear to have improved considerably in the past week but the…

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Jack Harrison’s winner for Leeds heaps pressure on Steve Bruce and Newcastle

At the final whistle Steve Bruce stared disconsolately at the players slumped on the pitch before turning to offer Marcelo Bielsa a polite fist bump. The Leeds manager sensed it was no time for social distancing and immediately placed both hands on his…

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

Newcastle may not be the most exotic of destinations but Leicester City find it extraordinarily restorative. Not for the first time Brendan Rodgers’ players departed Tyneside with the refreshed, optimistic sheen more usually associated with teams newly…

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

Newcastle may not be the most exotic of destinations but Leicester City find it extraordinarily restorative. Not for the first time Brendan Rodgers’ players departed Tyneside with the refreshed, optimistic sheen more usually associated with teams newly…

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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 a…

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Newcastle’s Schär and Darlow deny Mané and Salah in Liverpool stalemate

The final Premier League match of 2020 ended with Liverpool three points clear at the top of the table but only after Jürgen Klopp’s defending champions were made to look distinctly mortal by a wounded Newcastle side determined to prove a point.After a…

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Callum Wilson earns Newcastle draw after Fulham’s Andersen sees red

Steve Bruce likes to say teams are only as good as their strikers. Fortunately for Newcastle’s manager, he possesses a very good centre forward in Callum Wilson who has proved wonderfully adept at camouflaging colleagues flaws while keeping his side in…

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Dwight Gayle hits winner to give Newcastle win over West Brom

Slaven Bilic harbours some unhappy memories of trips to the north-east. Shortly after a match at Middlesbrough three years ago, West Brom’s manager was hospitalised with a nasty case of flu and now he has another nightmarish visit to add to the list.It…

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Tammy Abraham strike seals victory at Newcastle and sends Chelsea to the top

The optimists among Newcastle United’s fanbase predicted that, with so many players freshly returned from international duty, Chelsea would arrive on Tyneside fatigued, fragile and, quite possibly, fractious. How wrong can you be? Related: Newcastle U…

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Callum Wilson double rewards Newcastle in win over Everton

Steve Bruce has been reading Carlo Ancelotti’s autobiography, Quiet leadership, and reports it worthy of the sort of five-star review his own team deserved after derailing Everton’s bright start to the season.Indeed the suspicion was that Newcastle Uni…