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Guardian - Mon Sep 17 8:31 AM
Ryan Fraser ran Leicester ragged; Neil Warnock will not tolerate more Cardiff mistakes; and Rafael Benítez needs a new plan Jürgen Klopp was asked to describe his emotions during stoppage time in the 2-1 victory at Tottenham. His dominant Liverpool team had led 2-0 going into it but they conceded...
Guardian - Sat Sep 15 5:05 PM
Midway through the afternoon Unai Emery was quite possibly bracing himself for the sort of uncomfortable post-match scrutiny with which Arsène Wenger eventually became so wearily familiar. Emery’s Arsenal ended the first half seemingly barely able to string two passes together and apparently stru...
Guardian - Fri Sep 14 5:00 PM
• Manager says midfielder can make international impact • ‘I don’t see too many like Jonjo in England’s squad’ Rafael Benítez has urged Gareth Southgate to think again about Jonjo Shelvey and offer the midfielder a chance to prove he can be the creative catalyst England crave. Southgate appears u...
Guardian - Fri Sep 14 4:28 PM
When Newcastle beat Arsenal 2-1 at St James’ Park in April a watershed was reached. Apart from securing Premier League safety for Rafael Benítez’s side, it was the day when an unusually downcast Arsène Wenger seemed to, albeit tacitly, concede that his north London race was all but run. Shortly a...
Guardian - Fri Sep 14 12:30 AM
Spurs’ rough month could be extended by Liverpool, another perfect record is on the line at Watford and fears for West Ham September hasn’t exactly been great for Tottenham thus far. Defeat at Watford was followed by landing in Barcelona’s Champions League group, Daniel Levy confirming more costl...
Guardian - Thu Sep 13 10:44 PM
• ‘He can improve, he can do more’ • Arsenal set for testing trip to Newcastle Unai Emery has challenged Mesut Özil to become more dominant in Arsenal’s matches. It has not been the most serene period of Özil’s career, and he has just experienced a quiet international break without involvement in...
Guardian - Sat Sep 8 5:53 PM
• Leicester 49-33 Newcastle • Both sides score five tries in first game after O’Connor’s sacking They reckon they have seen some turbulent times here of late but this was as wild and unfathomable as anything seen in these parts, quite possibly ever. If Leicester have become famous for anything ov...
Guardian - Sat Sep 8 5:38 PM
Joey Barton had issued Newcastle fans with an open invitation to come and cheer his new team on but although 29, 367 people turned up, the vast majority booed Fleetwood’s manager to the rafters. Sunderland supporters have never been exactly mad about the one time Newcastle midfielder and Barton’s...
Guardian - Mon Sep 3 8:12 AM
Emery should change his tactics or his keeper, Sarri is getting his message across at Chelsea and it’s been a rough start for Burnley and West Ham Unai Emery must have known the question was coming, and the answer, a bit like Petr Cech’s goalkeeping, was not wholly convincing. Arsenal’s manager w...
Guardian - Sat Sep 1 4:41 PM
Premier League updates from the 5.30pm BST kick-off Man City: rating every signing in 10 years of Abu Dhabi ownership And feel free to email scott.murray@theguardian.com 4.40pm BST Manchester City make three changes to the starting XI named for the draw at Wolves last Saturday lunchtime. John Sto...
Guardian - Fri Aug 31 4:01 PM
So excellent are Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City that last week’s dropping of two points at Wolves may be the last time they do so for a while. Rafael Benítez’s struggling Newcastle United (1 point from 3 games) could be the latest team to suffer before the Etihad Stadium crowd. Jamie Jackson Sat...
Guardian - Wed Aug 29 9:56 PM
For about a minute Newcastle thought they had got away with it. They had trailed since the second minute to a goal by Daryl Murphy but Salomón Rondón came off the bench to bail them out with a stoppage-time equaliser. Or so it seemed. It turned out Rafael Benítez’s team could not even hold on for...
Guardian - Wed Aug 29 1:04 PM
The Spaniard said: ‘You can only drive the car you have’ – but could he push his side closer to the speed limit? It won’t last long, but the infant Premier League table is about as close to telling porkies as a league table can ever get at the moment, giving the wholly misleading impression that...
Guardian - Mon Aug 27 8:58 AM
Arsenal’s defence requires urgent attention; Bournemouth cannot keep relying on their powers of recovery; Wolves’ Rui Patricio has produced an early contender for save of the season Arsenal’s defending against West Ham was a shambles. Their back four were constantly disconnected while the midfiel...
Guardian - Sun Aug 26 10:57 PM
Maurizio Sarri sounded relieved to watch his Chelsea side grab a late 2-1 win over Newcastle, thanks to a DeAndre Yedlin own goal. Rafael Benítez, meanwhile, bemoaned his side conceding from two preventable incidents, and cast doubt on the legitimacy of the penalty and the free-kick which left to...
Guardian - Sun Aug 26 9:04 PM
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Guardian - Sun Aug 26 8:41 PM
• Hosts’ five-man defence catches the Italian off guard • Late own goal maintains Chelsea’s winning start Maurizio Sarri joked that breaching Newcastle United’s back-line was tougher than breaking down Serie A defences after his Chelsea side preserved their perfect start to the Premier League sea...
Guardian - Sun Aug 26 6:15 PM
The temperature felt far too low for Italy in August and the rain had a drearily English persistence about it but for, long periods, Maurizio Sarri must have felt convinced he was somehow back in Serie A. Rafael Benítez preceded Chelsea’s manager at Napoli and, clearly remembering that schooling...
Guardian - Sun Aug 26 3:37 PM
Live updates from the 4pm (BST) kick-off at St James’ Park Sarri prepared for problems while changing Chelsea’s mindset Sunday scoreboard: all the goals as they go in around Europe Drop Rob an email with your thoughts 3.37pm BST Watford beat Crystal Palace 2-1 in a controversial match earlier thi...
Guardian - Sat Aug 25 9:00 AM
Jamaal Lascelles was on Chelsea’s radar last season and Newcastle’s captain hopes to remind them of his defensive abilities. He is certainly in confident mood. “We’re raring to go, we fancy ourselves, ” he said. “These games tend to bring out the best in us.” Rafael Benítez is without his Chelsea...
Guardian - Wed Aug 22 8:50 AM
Today’s tittle-tattle didn’t get the ending A player who makes no secret of his ambitions to move elsewhere while simultaneously giving every appearance of being perfectly content where he is, Eden Hazard will be the subject of one more bid from Real Madrid before the European transfer window shu...
Guardian - Mon Aug 20 8:33 AM
Burnley already suffering effects of Europe, the flipside to N’Golo Kanté’s new role and Wolves’s strikers struggling to match team’s midfield talent Brighton upstaged Manchester United, but that they did so without the help of any of their headline summer signings (Alireza Jahanbakhsh, Yves Biss...
Guardian - Sun Aug 19 8:13 PM
Your weekend round-up of the best photography from England’s top flight The Dozen archive Continue reading
Guardian - Sat Aug 18 2:46 PM
If Cardiff’s sojourn in the Premier League is to last, they need to find a goalscoring solution and fast. For the second successive match, they fired blanks but earned their first point of the season after Neil Etheridge saved Kenedy’s stoppage-time penalty to prevent 10-man Newcastle from smuggl...
Guardian - Sat Aug 18 12:15 PM
Premier League updates from the 12.30pm BST kick-off Salomón Rondón: ‘Asprilla told me Newcastle was a great city’ And feel free to email Scott to get in touch 12.15pm BST Rafa talks! “These players were working in pre-season with us, and against Tottenham they did well, especially in the second...
Guardian - Fri Aug 17 5:26 PM
Cardiff and Newcastle will be looking to bounce back from opening defeats but neither will have been distraught by their performances. Rafael Benítez’s side have won their past 10 successive league matches against Cardiff so the omens are not brilliant for the home side. Supporters are unlikely t...
Guardian - Fri Aug 17 4:59 PM
Newcastle’s latest No 9 did his homework before arriving and aims to make as big an impact as the South Americans before him Salomón Rondón sought expert counsel from a South American farmer before committing himself to leaving West Bromwich Albion for a season on loan at Newcastle United. “I spo...
Guardian - Fri Aug 17 12:45 AM
Chelsea and Arsenal promise goals and flaws, Fulham need to tighten up at Spurs and will sparks fly again when Benítez meets Warnock? With two teams in flux, Chelsea’s derby with Arsenal is a meeting that promises goals. Both sides are vulnerable in defence and dangerous in attack. Although beate...
Guardian - Thu Aug 16 11:19 PM
• Brighton host Southampton in the only all-Premier League tie • Nottingham Forest v Newcastle, AFC Wimbledon v West Ham Joey Barton will take Fleetwood to Leicester City in a mouthwatering Carabao Cup second-round tie for his League One side. The former Manchester City and Newcastle midfielder w...
Guardian - Thu Aug 16 1:00 PM
Careful what you wish for Newcastle and Everton fans – more competition could stave off a European Super League, but forward-thinking billionaires may find other corners to cut It’s a good thing that Alisher Usmanov is not, so far as we can tell, Sacha Baron Cohen in disguise. Otherwise there wou...