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Joelinton ends drought and caps Newcastle rout to see off Rochdale

Steve Bruce’s only real concern is that Mike Ashley may decide he does not need any expensive new players after all. Newcastle’s owner attended his first home match of the season before a transfer summit with his manager and watched Bruce’s previously …

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Leicester strengthen grip on second as Maddison sparks win over Newcastle

History finds myriad ways to repeat itself but Steve Bruce could have done without the latest example coming at Newcastle’s expense as his players limped – literally and metaphorically – into a new decade.An afternoon which bolstered Leicester’s somewh…

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Dominic Calvert-Lewin strikes twice to give Everton win at Newcastle

Carlo Ancelotti is paid an awful lot of money to retain his mental poise under pressure and that clarity of thought once again paid dividends as his decision to introduce Fabian Delph from the bench helped precipitate his second win in two games as Eve…

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Newcastle’s Miguel Almirón ends goal drought to sink Crystal Palace

A whipped-in cross, a cushioned flick from Andy Carroll and, finally, an unerring volley from Miguel Almirón. As the Paraguayan whipped off his shirt and the Gallowgate End turned giddy with excitement Steve Bruce raced down the touchline, fists pumpin…

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Federico Fernández secures Newcastle’s comeback win over Southampton

Steve Bruce’s mini-masterclass in the art of tactical substitutions left Newcastle’s manager not so much walking tall as jumping for joy.Until Bruce’s introduced Andy Carroll and, a little later, Sean Longstaff from the bench, his side looked in real p…

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Newcastle’s Shelvey matches De Bruyne brilliance to peg back Manchester City

The unbroken blue sky signified a perfect, superbly crisp, winter’s day but, for Pep Guardiola, it must have seemed anything but ideal. As a jubilant, critic-confounding Jonjo Shelvey celebrated his late Newcastle United equaliser in front of the Manch…

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Ciaran Clark caps resurgent Newcastle’s fightback against Bournemouth

The first hard frost of winter resulted in north-easterners scraping ice off car windscreens and negotiating slippery pavements. By the time darkness fell the temperature remained stubbornly close to freezing but two more goals from Steve Bruce’s defen…

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Jonny Castro Otto snatches draw for Wolves against 10-man Newcastle

Nuno Espírito Santo is not a man to camouflage his emotions and the Wolves manager appeared to be experiencing pretty much the full range in the away technical area.The good news for Nuno’s players was that extreme irritation at their slow start was re…

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‘Not acceptable’: David de Gea speaks out after Manchester United defeat

• Goalkeeper apologises to fans after United beaten at Newcastle• Solskjær admits finishing in the top six will be ‘very tough’A bewildered looking David de Gea described Manchester United’s form as “unacceptable” as a 1-0 defeat at Newcastle United le…

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Newcastle’s Matty Longstaff stuns Manchester United with goal on his debut

Maybe, just maybe, Steve Bruce and Newcastle United might not be heading for divorce after all. Perhaps the home manager’s bravery in offering 19-year-old Matty Longstaff his Premier League debut, alongside his older brother Sean in central midfield, w…

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Fabian Schär rescues poor Newcastle in drab stalemate with Brighton

Dusk was closing in by the time Andy Carroll finally rose from the bench to make his second debut as a Newcastle United player, yet there was still time for the returning hero to offer a tantalising glimpse of what might be possible, if only he can sta…

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Fabian Schär’s scrappy strike salvages draw for Newcastle against Watford

Javi Gracia’s job was probably slightly more secure after his Watford side collected their first point of the season, but the concerning subtext of an incoherent 90 minutes suggested that both he and Steve Bruce are destined for a season of struggle.As…

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Kasper Schmeichel’s penalty saves give Leicester win at Newcastle

Newcastle United may have been under-strength but this was anything but a low wattage performance from Steve Bruce’s second stringers. Quite apart from helping pacify Leicester’s high-powered attacking armoury along the road to penalties, Yoshinori Mut…

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Steve Bruce: ‘The big disappointment is to lose in the way we did‘

• Mistake leads to loss in Bruce’s first game as Newcastle manager• ‘We’ve left ourselves open and got punished’It was a day Steve Bruce had dreamt about for decades but his first Premier League game in charge of Newcastle United ended in bitter disapp…

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Steve Bruce: ‘The big disappointment is to lose in the way we did‘

• Mistake leads to loss in Bruce’s first game as Newcastle manager• ‘We’ve left ourselves open and got punished’It was a day Steve Bruce had dreamt about for decades but his first Premier League game in charge of Newcastle United ended in bitter disapp…

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Aubameyang’s Arsenal winner gives Steve Bruce losing start at Newcastle

A little bit of a boycott and an awful lot of rain ensured that Steve Bruce’s Newcastle United reign began in downbeat mode as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang emphasised his enduring importance to Arsenal by cutting through the gloom and registering an exqui…

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Joelinton and Saint-Maximin provide optimism for Steve Bruce’s Newcastle

The new Newcastle manager was afforded an encouraging welcome at St James’ Park with little sign of unrest from fansIf Steve Bruce was nervous as he stepped out of the tunnel and glanced, instinctively, towards the Gallowgate End, Newcastle’s new head …

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Jordan Henderson looks to old mentor for answer to Liverpool’s prayers

• Anfield captain hopes Brendan Rodgers can orchestrate upset• ‘We couldn’t have done any more. We can’t have any regrets’Jordan Henderson will switch on the television on Monday night and “pray” that “a miracle” unfolds before his eyes.Liverpool’s cap…

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Crowd trouble at St James’ Park after Liverpool fans enter home section

• Seven arrests made and 22 ejections from stadium• Newcastle to take action ‘against fans who passed on tickets’Violence inside and outside St James’ Park made an unwelcome return to Newcastle on Saturday night as Liverpool kept their title chances al…

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Liverpool ride their luck but game of fine margins remains wide open | Louise Taylor

Rafa Benítez stood in the way of Jürgen Klopp’s title challengers but fate had other plans on a topsy-turvy night at St James’ ParkLunchtime was fast approaching when Liverpool’s morning charter flight taxied towards the private terminal adjacent to Ne…