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Jonjo Shelvey could bring World Cup pizzazz to England’s beige midfield | Louise Taylor

The Newcastle midfielder has curbed his temper and forced himself into Gareth Southgate’s thinking with a series of impressive displaysJonjo Shelvey began the season by blowing a fuse but could yet end it by switching on the lights for England in Russi…

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

José Mourinho needs to make drastic changes, Rafael Benítez is getting best out of his players and Jordan Ayew is on a missionHaving so meekly allowed Manchester City to claim the Premier League title, a process of rebuilding Manchester United into fut…

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The Dozen: the weekend’s best Premier League photos

Your weekend round-up of the best photography from England’s top flight• Follow Guardian sport on Instagram for more great photographyThe Dozen archive Continue reading…

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Arsène Wenger says Arsenal defeat at Newcastle ‘a worry character wise’

• Manager admits players were tired from Europa League exertions• Newcastle’s Rafael Benítez hails ‘great achievement’ of staying upA resigned, almost brutally realistic, Arsène Wenger described Arsenal’s fifth successive away defeat in the Premier Lea…

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Rafael Benítez shows his class as Arsenal fail to learn their lesson | Jonathan Wilson

Arsène Wenger’s lively forwards were undermined by shoddy defending on a day when Newcastle all but secured safetyThe quest for meaning, the need to form the unbearably random constituents of our existence into some kind of order, to create a narrative…

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Arsenal slump to another defeat as Ritchie hits Newcastle winner

As Rafael Benítez strode on to the pitch and earned a richly deserved standing ovation, yet another Arsenal inquest was about to begin.At the end of an afternoon when, courtesy of a fourth straight win, Benítez’s Newcastle United emphatically banished …

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Newcastle United v Arsenal: Premier League – live!

Wenger calls for Danny Welbeck World Cup call-upMatch preview: Newcastle United v ArsenalAny thoughts? Email Nick or tweet @NickAmes82 1.10pm BST Rafa says: “It will be massive for us to win, a great achievement, but let’s see what happens. I don’t lik…

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Rafa Benitez’s content at Newcastle comes with a warning to Mike Ashley

With his side close to Premier League safety, the Spaniard has spoken of his satisfaction on Tyneside but stressed the club must spend moneyRafa Benítez spent three evenings watching televised transmissions of Champions League and Europa League quarter…

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Newcastle United v Arsenal: match preview

The long journey back from Moscow means Arsène Wenger is likely to rest many of his first-choice players for the trip north to Newcastle. Rafa Benítez’s side are aiming to record a fourth successive victory but have failed to pick up a single point aga…

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Sunderland block Newcastle fans’ plans for ‘relegation celebration’

• Supporters seek to gloat over rivals’ plight at Stadium of Light• Sunderland to have no cash turnstiles for final gamesSunderland have taken discreet steps to prevent gleeful Newcastle fans from turning up at the Stadium of Light and mocking Chris Co…

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

Danny Welbeck remains an enigma, Marko Arnautovic goes it alone and Rafael Benítez delivers a lesson to his bossDanny Welbeck stayed true to form by mixing the sublime with the ridiculous during Arsenal’s 3-2 victory over Southampton, producing a conte…

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The Dozen: the weekend’s best Premier League photos

Your weekend round-up of the best photography from England’s top flight• Follow Guardian sport on Instagram for more great photographyThe Dozen archive Continue reading…

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Jonjo Shelvey on target as polished Newcastle prove too good for Leicester

Mathematicians could quibble but Newcastle United have practically banished the threat of relegation thanks to this accomplished victory at Leicester, their first away win in the Premier League since New Year’s Day. Goals by Jonjo Shelvey and Ayoze Pér…

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Rafael Benítez backs Jonjo Shelvey’s claims for an England World Cup call

• ‘Forget past, he would be great in Russia,’ says Newcastle manager• Shelvey received the last of his six England caps three years agoRafael Benítez has lent his voice to the increasingly compelling argument for Jonjo Shelvey’s inclusion in England’s …

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Leicester City v Newcastle United: match preview

Newcastle will arrive in confident mood after climbing to 12th in the table on the back of a fine run of form that has seen them lose only twice in the league since the turn of the year. With 35 points on the board, another victory would all but secure…

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Mathieu Debuchy’s unlikely return: leader, goalscorer … France full-back?

Mathieu Debuchy was playing in Arsenal’s reserves a few months ago but his current form could take him to RussiaBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football News“I train with the pros during the week and I play with the youngsters at weekends. …

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

Arsène Wenger is given a striking decision, Hugo Lloris climbs the wrong table and Christian Benteke’s woes rumble onAlexandre Lacazette heard one of the loudest cheers when he came on for Danny Welbeck against Stoke City. Arsène Wenger said Welbeck ha…

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The Dozen: the weekend’s best Premier League photos

Your weekend round-up of the best photography from England’s top flight• Follow Guardian sport on Instagram for more great photographyThe Dozen archive Continue reading…

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Ayoze Pérez’s late strike helps Newcastle add to Huddersfield worries

With a delicate swipe of his right foot, Ayoze Pérez placed Newcastle in touching distance of Premier League survival and intensified Huddersfield’s relegation fears.Do not be deceived by the narrowness of the scoreline; Rafael Benítez’s side thoroughl…

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Newcastle United v Huddersfield Town: match preview

The lesser spotted Islam Slimani is set to make his Newcastle debut at some point during this relegation battle featuring two of last season’s promoted sides. Algeria’s Slimani arrived on Tyneside for a £2m loan deal by private jet from Leicester in Ja…