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Guardian - Sun Nov 19 10:42 AM
José Mourinho praises Paul Pogba after the midfielder returned from injury in Manchester United’s 4-1 win over Newcastle on Saturday. Pogba was influential throughout at Old Trafford and scored United’s third goal in his first game back since straining a hamstring in September. ‘He was top, he ca...
Guardian - Sat Nov 18 7:36 PM
Once again, Paul Pogba is doing his snakehips shuffle beneath the Stretford End and Zlatan Ibrahimovic – straight-backed, chest puffed out, knee fixed – can be seen soaking up the crowd’s acclaim. It still might not be enough when it comes to catching, and overhauling, Manchester City at the top...
Guardian - Sat Nov 18 4:38 PM
Premier League updates from the 5.30pm GMT kick-off at Old Trafford The Recap: sign up now and get our weekly review email And feel free to email Barry or tweet him @bglendenning 4.38pm GMT Man Utd: de Gea, Valencia, Lindelof, Smalling, Young, Pogba, Matic, Rashford, Mata, Martial, Lukaku. Subs:...
Guardian - Fri Nov 17 6:20 PM
After just 11 matches Manchester United trail the leaders, Manchester City, by eight points and are already playing catch-up. Their last outing was the defeat at Chelsea and, given how shrewd Rafael Benítez is, Newcastle United may provide a real test at Old Trafford. But Paul Pogba, Zlatan Ibrah...
Guardian - Fri Nov 17 2:14 PM
• Marcos Rojo also ready to return against Newcastle on Saturday • Ibrahimovic has not played since suffering knee injury in April José Mourinho has been given a considerable boost by the return of Paul Pogba, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcos Rojo for Manchester United’s game against Newcastle Unite...
Guardian - Thu Nov 16 6:08 PM
The table doesn’t lie but teams such as Burnley and Brighton are exceeding all expectations while Swansea and Everton have disappointed badly. Here’s how the 20 sides rank based on early-season health and vigour They say the league table never lies, and this is of course true. What they don’t tel...
Guardian - Mon Nov 13 10:58 AM
The away-day experience for thousands of football fans is becoming increasingly difficult due to the number of games that are rescheduled for television. Some kick-off times require fans to take time off work and broadcasters only need to provide six weeks' notice when moving fixtures, leaving so...
Guardian - Thu Nov 9 2:00 PM
Brighton, Huddersfield and Newcastle are surpassing expectations and are showing clubs such as Everton and West Ham how it should be done When Pep Guardiola suggested an English team could win the Champions League the other day he was asked if he did not consider the intensity of the Premier Leag...
Guardian - Mon Nov 6 9:09 AM
Eden Hazard may tire of being kicked, Tony Pulis is under pressure at West Brom and Pep Guardiola may seek more firepower in January Eden Hazard was fouled six times at Stamford Bridge. At one point in the second half the Belgium international was fouled by not one but three opponents in the colo...
Guardian - Sun Nov 5 7:56 PM
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Guardian - Sat Nov 4 5:33 PM
The soundtrack of boos which greeted the final whistle signalled a significant opportunity missed on Newcastle United’s part and a big chance seized by Bournemouth. In many ways Steve Cook’s 90th minute winner for Eddie Howe’s struggling side represented a mutual return to old habits. While Rafa...
Guardian - Sat Nov 4 8:00 AM
Brighton, Huddersfield and Newcastle seem safe in midtable but only two lots of promoted sides have stayed up together in 25 seasons of the Premier League By Martin Laurence for WhoScored? , part of the Guardian Sport Network It’s that time of the season when the table should be taking shape. Eac...
Guardian - Fri Nov 3 4:16 PM
As Amanda Staveley’s proposed take-over inches closer, Newcastle fans dream of Champions League nights. Meanwhile their team could do with beating Bournemouth. With games against Huddersfield, Swansea and Burnley on the horizon, Simon Francis, Eddie Howe’s captain, has described November as “a ma...
Guardian - Mon Oct 30 9:59 PM
Sean Dyche’s fifth anniversary present was a win Burnley barely deserved but one that takes them to the fringe of the European positions. Jeff Hendrick’s late goal secured the points against a passive Newcastle side yet in truth both sides were disappointing, as if embarrassed about how high they...
Guardian - Mon Oct 30 7:02 PM
Premier League updates from the 8pm GMT kickoff at Turf Moor Benítez keeps feet on the ground as Newcastle await takeover bid Email simon.burnton@theguardian.com or tweet @Simon_Burnton 7.02pm GMT Here are the actors in tonight’s drama: Burnley: Pope, Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Ward, Brady, Defour,...
Guardian - Mon Oct 30 8:24 AM
Arsenal need Sead Kolasinac to recover quickly; Liverpool’s search for a penalty-taker goes on; and Newcastle prepare for a ‘sliding doors’ moment Next Sunday, Manchester City host Arsenal at 1.30pm and Manchester United play Chelsea at 4pm; it really is amazing just how often the fixture list th...
Guardian - Sun Oct 29 10:30 PM
• Manager refuses to get carried away despite prospect of huge investment • Team could go sixth with victory over Burnley on Monday night Rafael Benítez suspects Newcastle United are on the brink of a “sliding doors” moment. He has responded by drafting dramatically differing contingency plans fo...
Guardian - Sat Oct 28 9:00 AM
Sean Dyche marks five years in charge at Burnley hoping for just a second home win of the season, against Newcastle. So far Dyche’s side have beaten only Crystal Palace at Turf Moor, and have now slipped below Rafa Benítez’s team in the table. Newcastle will be confident after drawing their last...
Guardian - Wed Oct 25 1:01 PM
The midfielder discusses the way the Dortmund bombs incident changed him, why life in England has not been what he expected and how playing under Rafael Benítez could speed him into the Spain squad Mikel Merino had his headphones on and was listening to Spanish Reggaeton music as the bus swung on...
Guardian - Mon Oct 23 8:18 AM
Arsène Wenger must continue with golden front trio; Christopher Schindler was a great buy for Huddersfield; Manchester City defence is as key as their attack This was the first time Arsène Wenger had started Mesut Özil, Alexandre Lacazette and Alexis Sánchez in his XI. Yet until Everton went down...
Guardian - Sun Oct 22 8:34 PM
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Guardian - Sun Oct 22 9:01 AM
After 11 years the controversial owner wants out yet he is also seeking a profit of more than £100m for a Premier League club relegated twice during his tenure A guide to how swimmingly Mike Ashley’s sale of Newcastle United has been proceeding is that he decided to broadcast an advert for it so...
Guardian - Sat Oct 21 5:15 PM
The winner came late and even the most ardent Newcastle United supporter would struggle to argue it was deserved, but Mikel Merino’s 86th minute header gave Rafa Benítez’s side the precious points and returned Crystal Palace to the goalless, pointless team they had been prior to last Saturday’s o...
Guardian - Fri Oct 20 4:06 PM
Andros Townsend may regard this as an audition for a potential January return to Tyneside as he and his Palace team-mates try to reprise last week’s long-awaited win against Chelsea. Townsend’s old manager, Rafael Benítez, may be more concerned by Wilfried Zaha as he aims to ensure Newcastle bols...
Guardian - Thu Oct 19 5:51 PM
• Businesswoman heads Dubai-based firm PCP Capital Partners • Staveley values club at £300m but Mike Ashley is thought to want £400m Amanda Staveley has become the fifth potential buyer of Newcastle United to sign a non-disclosure agreement with the club but any sale is understood to be months ra...
Guardian - Mon Oct 16 5:34 PM
• Ashley instructs club officials to issue statement clarifying intentions • Option of staggered payments also being offered to potential suitors Mike Ashley has confirmed that he is actively attempting to sell Newcastle United. Although the Sports Direct owner has been open to offers for the clu...
Guardian - Mon Oct 16 8:38 AM
Anthony Knockaert could make all the difference fro Brighton, Pablo Zabaleta is fed up with West Ham’s ill-discipline and Kevin de Bruyne is drawing more praise Mark Hughes was in no doubt he had witnessed the favourites for the title. “Clearly I would say that after being beaten 7-2 but they do...
Guardian - Sun Oct 15 6:40 PM
As Mauricio Pellegrino allowed himself a sigh of relief at the full-time whistle, his embrace with his former mentor Rafael Benítez said it all. A hard-fought encounter, during which Newcastle twice took the lead through Isaac Hayden and Ayoze Pérez before Southampton were rescued by two goals fr...
Guardian - Sun Oct 15 3:02 PM
Updates from the match at the St Mary’s Stadium Live scores: the goals from around the UK and Europe Email Simon here . Tweet @Simon_Burnton 3.02pm BST The teams! The team sheets are in, and these are the names upon them: The teams are in! Here's how #SaintsFC line-up to face #NUFC this afternoon...
Guardian - Sat Oct 14 9:00 AM
Mauricio Pellegrino has endured an indifferent start at Southampton but begins a forgiving run of fixtures with the visit of Newcastle and Rafa Benítez, whom he worked under at Liverpool and Internazionale. Pellegrino has no new injury concerns after the international break, with Shane Long recov...