- Tue Jan 15 10:33 PM
Benítez’s words and deeds give the distinct impression the FA Cup is a competition he can do without. Newcastle’s commitment to victory at Blackburn confirmed otherwise. The Premier League strugglers overcame the loss of a two-goal cushion and untimely injuries to secure their place in rou...
- Tue Jan 15 7:00 PM
Follow all the action from Ewood Park (kick-off 7.45pm GMT) Late Ritchie penalty denies Blackburn victory at Newcastle And email Simon or feel free to tweet @Simon_Burnton 7.00pm GMT Some random pre-match reading for you. Nothing to do with this game, either team or the FA Cup, but I wrote it and...
- Sun Jan 13 8:54 PM
Your weekend roundup of the best photography from England’s top flight View the Dozen archive Continue reading
- Sun Jan 13 10:42 AM
Maurizio Sarri insisted that Chelsea need a replacement for Cesc Fàbregas after his side's 2-1 Premier League victory over Newcastle on Saturday. Central midfielder Fàbregas joined Monaco on Friday, leaving Jorginho as the only player Sarri considers capable of playing the pivot position in his p...
- Sat Jan 12 7:34 PM
In a week that has seen their £58m striker offered around on loan and their brightest young star publicly courted by one of Europe’s biggest clubs, how Chelsea supporters must be thankful for Eden Hazard. The Belgium forward’s contract expires at the end of next season and he could yet find himse...
- Sat Jan 12 6:57 PM
• Dean Richards bemoans loss of key players • Jacob Stockdale tries inspire Ulster Newcastle, struggling at the foot of the Premiership, made a meek exit from Europe with a Champions Cup defeat at Montpellier, the French side hammering the Falcons 45-8. Montpellier, beaten at Newcastle in the aut...
- Sat Jan 12 4:40 PM
Premier League updates from the 5.30pm GMT kick-off The Fiver: sign up for our free and funny daily email And feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org 4.40pm GMT Chelsea make two changes to the side named for their last Premier League game, the goalless draw here with Southampton. Mateo Ko...
- Fri Jan 11 2:43 PM
Chelsea will want to move on from their defeat in the League Cup and are likely to do just that against Newcastle. To do so Maurizio Sarri needs to figure out what is ailing his side considering their relative poor form since beating Manchester City in December. Newcastle could give him chance to...
- Fri Jan 11 12:01 AM
Liverpool have a defensive dilemma, Spurs could struggle in midfield against Paul Pogba and United, while Rafael
Benítez is unlikely to go on the attack at Stamford Bridge Mousa Dembélé’s impending move to Beijing Guoan is a reminder of Tottenham’s lack of depth in important areas. The Belgian mi...
- Wed Jan 9 4:50 PM
• Agent confirms interest in Paraguay playmaker • ‘Almirón’s value is high, it’s not for any club to sign him’ Newcastle have been told that they must improve their offer for Miguel Almirón if they want to sign him from Atlanta United this month. The Paraguay playmaker’s agent has confirmed he ha...
- Tue Jan 8 10:04 PM
Jack Ross had played down the sides’ Checkatrade Trophy meeting but nobody eased up in a 4-0 victory that was played amid a fiery atmosphere at the Stadium of Light Jack Ross said he was unwilling to “dress this game up as something it’s not” but neither set of supporters listened to Sunderland’s...
- Tue Jan 8 9:30 AM
The Premier League side’s youngsters visit the Stadium of Light in the Checkatrade Trophy but Sunderland’s Jack Ross wants to face their north-east rivals in the Premier League The big news on Wearside on Monday revolved around Peter Reid’s hair transplant and the former Sunderland manager’s deni...
- Mon Jan 7 8:27 AM
Nketiah shows rich promise, Chelsea may rue Fàbregas’s exit, things about to hot up for Solskjær and what next for Carroll? Related: FA Cup third round serves up shocks as Barnet, Oldham and Newport shine Related: The Dozen: the weekend’s best FA Cup photos Continue reading
- Sun Jan 6 7:05 PM
Your weekend round-up of the best photography from the FA Cup third round View the Dozen archive Continue reading
- Sat Jan 5 7:37 PM
It is no secret that Rafael
Benítez is infinitely more concerned with avoiding relegation from the Premier League than winning the FA Cup but the Newcastle United manager’s decision to field a weakened team arguably ended up backfiring. The resultant draw leaves Benítez contemplating a draining m...
- Fri Jan 4 2:14 PM
The FA Cup has scrapped another set of replays this season. Thirty years ago, clubs kept playing until they found a winner By Steven Pye for That 1980s Sports Blog It was a good day to bury bad news. As all and sundry debated José Mourinho’s time at Manchester United, the FA announced that there...
- Thu Jan 3 12:08 PM
• Eight supporters’ group write letter to club owner • ‘To fail to do so, would seem both reckless and foolish’ A fans’ collective comprising eight separate Newcastle United supporters groups and fanzines have joined forces to write an open letter to the club’s owner, Mike Ashley urging him to ei...
- Thu Jan 3 9:58 AM
Manchester United’s interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjær has admitted that doesn’t want to leave the job at the end of the season. Speaking after his side’s 2-0 victory against Newcastle, Solskjær said his squad are ‘great bunch of players’ that have created a ‘fantastic atmosphere’ Continue reading
- Wed Jan 2 10:01 PM
Ole Gunnar Solskjær knows a thing or three about impact substitutions but even Manchester United’s former supersub extraordinaire must have been pleasantly surprised to see Romelu Lukaku
step off the bench and score with his first touch. Until the Belgian opened the scoring within seconds of repl...
- Wed Jan 2 6:38 PM
Premier League updates from St James’ Park, kick-off 8pm GMT And feel free to email Jacob or tweet @JacobSteinberg 6.23pm GMT Hello. Turns out Sir Alex Ferguson headed into Manchester United’s training ground to give a pep talk to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his coaching stuff. Just like the old day...
- Tue Jan 1 10:30 PM
• Out-of-form Newcastle face Manchester United on Wednesday • ‘Everyone, players, staff, has to realise it is so difficult for us’ José Mourinho’s often stark candour won few hearts and minds at Manchester United but Rafael
Benítez believes his own brand of brutal honesty can help keep Newcastle...
- Mon Dec 31 8:23 AM
Jürgen Locadia proves his worth, Hart loses out to Heaton, Palace need reinforcements and Arsenal need a defence After Ole Gunnar Solskjær rained praise down on Marcus Rashford, calling him the “catalyst” for Manchester United’s pressing game, Romelu Lukaku might wonder when he will next be given...
- Sun Dec 30 6:54 PM
Our picture editors choose their favourite images from the weekend’s matches Continue reading
- Sat Dec 29 5:10 PM
For a long time it looked like Salomón Rondón’s powerful headed goal would earn another precious away win for Newcastle, but then Abdoulaye Doucouré came of the bench to deny the visitors with a header of similar quality. It was a fair result, even if the visitors were the more tidy side for long...
- Sat Dec 29 1:39 PM
Goal updates from the Premier League, Championship and more Ten things to look out for in the Premier League this weekend You can email Simon your thoughts or via Twitter @Simon_Burnton 10.56am GMT The last Saturday of 2019 is upon us, with six top-flight fixtures scheduled of which five fall und...
- Fri Dec 28 5:22 PM
Watford’s revival ended at the hands of Chelsea but a spirited display in defeat will give Javi Gracia hope they can rebound against struggling Newcastle. Rafael Benítez will want a repeat of the performance from earlier in the season when his side recorded their first win after 10 games against...
- Fri Dec 28 5:10 PM
• It has been suggested Fulham want to sign midfielder • Benítez says players understand his ‘miracle’ comment Rafael
Benítez has said there is “no chance” of Newcastle selling Jonjo Shelvey
to Fulham or anyone else during the impending transfer window. It has been suggested that Claudio Ranieri...
- Fri Dec 28 12:01 AM
Things could get worse for Manchester City before they get better and Kyle Walker
-Peters poses a few questions for Mauricio Pochettino Related: The Dozen: Boxing Day's best Premier League photos Related: Tottenham extend Toby Alderweireld deal but activate £25m release clause Related: 2018 in foo...
- Thu Dec 27 10:30 PM
• Lovren says Reds have everything needed to be champions • Mo Salah escapes FA action over penalty against Newcastle Dejan Lovren believes Jürgen Klopp has assembled a Liverpool squad capable of winning the Premier League title and insists that they have learned their lesson from previous campai...
- Wed Dec 26 5:09 PM
It resembled an electric pulse beating through Anfield. Liverpool were coasting against Newcastle when word filtered through of Manchester City falling behind at Leicester . When the initial commotion died down there was greater conviction to the songs about topping and winning the league that fl...