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Guardian - Mon Apr 23 10:34 PM
There was one banner calling on Sam Allardyce to go at Goodison Park but the Everton manager was spared further hostility as Theo Walcott’s clinical finish delivered a valuable home win. Those wishing to express their distrust in the former England manager may have to make do with a club survey f...
Guardian - Mon Apr 23 10:34 PM
• Teenager with severely reduced mobility able to join heroes • ‘It was a once-in-a-lifetime moment, ’ says his mother A 14-year-old Everton fan, Jack McLinden, became part of Premier League history on Monday, serving as a “remote” match-day mascot for the game against Newcastle United with the a...
Guardian - Mon Apr 23 7:08 PM
Updates from the 8pm kick-off at Goodison Park Allardyce calls on Everton owner to clarify his future Email Simon.Burnton@theguardian.com . Tweet @Simon_Burnton 5.38pm BST Hello world! The league is a method of adding meaning to a series of individual football matches that, but for the framework...
Guardian - Sun Apr 22 11:33 PM
• Manager warns he cannot always perform ‘miracles’ every year • Club expected to finish in the top half despite inexperienced squad Rafael Benítez has warned Mike Ashley that the Newcastle United owner should not expect him to perform “miracles” every season and made it clear he will need convin...
Guardian - Sun Apr 22 9:31 AM
Rafael Benítez’s in-form Newcastle can leapfrog Everton with a fifth consecutive league victory. The onus will be on Jonjo Shelvey to show the watching Gareth Southgate that he is worth considering, and trusting, for a late inclusion in England’s World Cup squad. For Sam Allardyce, the visit of h...
Guardian - Thu Apr 19 12:44 PM
The Newcastle midfielder has curbed his temper and forced himself into Gareth Southgate’s thinking with a series of impressive displays Jonjo Shelvey began the season by blowing a fuse but could yet end it by switching on the lights for England in Russia this summer. When Newcastle’s playmaker st...
Guardian - Mon Apr 16 8:19 AM
José Mourinho needs to make drastic changes, Rafael Benítez is getting best out of his players and Jordan Ayew is on a mission Having so meekly allowed Manchester City to claim the Premier League title, a process of rebuilding Manchester United into future champions starts now. The non-inclusion...
Guardian - Mon Apr 16 12:11 AM
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Guardian - Sun Apr 15 7:44 PM
• Manager admits players were tired from Europa League exertions • Newcastle’s Rafael Benítez hails ‘great achievement’ of staying up A resigned, almost brutally realistic, Arsène Wenger described Arsenal’s fifth successive away defeat in the Premier League as “the story of our season”. Related:...
Guardian - Sun Apr 15 5:42 PM
Arsène Wenger’s lively forwards were undermined by shoddy defending on a day when Newcastle all but secured safety The quest for meaning, the need to form the unbearably random constituents of our existence into some kind of order, to create a narrative or a value-system, to believe it all someho...
Guardian - Sun Apr 15 4:43 PM
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 any lingering relegation fears and the debat...
Guardian - Sun Apr 15 1:30 PM
Wenger calls for Danny Welbeck World Cup call-up Match preview: Newcastle United v Arsenal Any thoughts? Email Nick or tweet @NickAmes82 1.30pm BST It’s a glorious afternoon, and Newcastle get these two form horses underway. Arsenal, in blue, kick left to right. 1.27pm BST The teams are out in Ne...
Guardian - Sat Apr 14 10:50 PM
With his side close to Premier League safety, the Spaniard has spoken of his satisfaction on Tyneside but stressed the club must spend money Rafa Benítez spent three evenings watching televised transmissions of Champions League and Europa League quarter-finals this week but did not pine for the d...
Guardian - Sat Apr 14 9:12 AM
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 against Arsenal since a 0-0 draw in 2011 – a run...
Guardian - Wed Apr 11 10:57 PM
• Supporters seek to gloat over rivals’ plight at Stadium of Light • Sunderland to have no cash turnstiles for final games Sunderland have taken discreet steps to prevent gleeful Newcastle fans from turning up at the Stadium of Light and mocking Chris Coleman’s struggling side during their final...
Guardian - Mon Apr 9 7:21 AM
Danny Welbeck remains an enigma, Marko Arnautovic goes it alone and Rafael Benítez delivers a lesson to his boss Danny Welbeck stayed true to form by mixing the sublime with the ridiculous during Arsenal’s 3-2 victory over Southampton, producing a contender for miss of the season moments before n...
Guardian - Sun Apr 8 11:12 PM
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Guardian - Sat Apr 7 5:12 PM
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 Pérez, before Jamie Vardy pulled one back for th...
Guardian - Fri Apr 6 10:40 PM
• ‘Forget past, he would be great in Russia, ’ says Newcastle manager • Shelvey received the last of his six England caps three years ago Rafael Benítez has lent his voice to the increasingly compelling argument for Jonjo Shelvey’s inclusion in England’s World Cup squad. “If Jonjo had the motivat...
Guardian - Fri Apr 6 3:59 PM
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 their Premier League status for another seas...
Guardian - Mon Apr 2 8:48 AM
Arsène Wenger is given a striking decision, Hugo Lloris climbs the wrong table and Christian Benteke’s woes rumble on Alexandre Lacazette heard one of the loudest cheers when he came on for Danny Welbeck against Stoke City. Arsène Wenger said Welbeck had hurt his back and so Lacazette’s return fr...
Guardian - Sun Apr 1 9:04 PM
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Guardian - Sat Mar 31 5:45 PM
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 thoroughly deserved a win which showcased Jonjo Shelv...
Guardian - Fri Mar 30 3:55 PM
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 January but has been sidelined by a thigh injur...
Guardian - Fri Mar 30 9:28 AM
José Mourinho could have Portuguese problem, Nathaniel Clyne might make return and will Arsenal rest their best? Poor José Mourinho! Once he was king but now he cannot even claim to be the Premier’s League best Portuguese manager. Carlos Carvalhal certainly has a stronger case for that accolade a...
Guardian - Sat Mar 24 8:24 PM
• Newcastle 25-22 Northampton • Flood contributes 20 points in match held at St James’s Park This felt like a victory for Newcastle before the match had even kicked off. The Falcons, enjoying their best season for 16 years, attracted a crowd of 30, 174 to St James’ Park for a match they had bille...
Guardian - Mon Mar 12 9:57 PM
• Saints’ 3-0 defeat at Newcastle proves final straw • Pellegrino’s assistants also leave after one win in 17 league games Southampton have sacked Mauricio Pellegrino after a miserable run of one win in 17 Premier League matches left them embroiled in a fight to avoid relegation with nine games r...
Guardian - Mon Mar 12 9:11 AM
Alex Iwobi is drifting, Pellegrino is on dangerous ground and Manchester United produced a classic performance It always feels unfair to single out a young player, not least one who seems with each performance these days to become a one-man Arsenal social media event, a living banter-meme. Just c...
Guardian - Sun Mar 11 9:15 PM
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Guardian - Sat Mar 10 5:23 PM
Rafael Benítez has pledged to ban alcohol during Newcastle United’s impending warm weather training trip to Alicante but may now be tempted to relax that ruling. A thoroughly restorative win not only assuaged his side’s relegation anxieties but exacerbated Southampton’s own fears of falling into...