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Watch: Ireland’s Rob Elliot Makes Stunning Last-Ditch Save For Newcastle V Brighton

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Irish international Rob Elliot has established himself as Rafa Benitez’s first-choice goalkeeper over the past few months – and showed why against Brighton on Sunday. The 31-year-old – still behind Darren Randolph and Keiren Westwood in the international setup – is in action with his side on Sunday afternoon as they look to continue their decent form in the Premier …

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Newcastle Considering Bid To Sell Their Star Striker

It’s no secret that Rafa Benitez is unhappy with how the summer transfer window has gone for Newcastle United.  At the end of their Championship winning season, owner Mike Ashley promised funds to strengthen the squad but what has transpired has been a littering of missed-targets as Benitez has watched on seeing players he wanted join other clubs. There have …

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Premier League: Winners And Losers As Chelsea Finally Wake Up

20th August 2017, Wembley Stadium, London, England; EPL Premier League football, Tottenham Hotspur versus Chelsea; Chelsea Manager Antonio Conte celebrates the 1-2 win (Photo by Shaun Brooks/Action Plus via Getty Images)

It’s only week two of the new Premier League season and three of the self-styled ‘Big Six’ have already suffered their first defeat of the campaign. Chelsea woke up at Wembley, Manchester United continued to swat away all before them and Arsenal…did an Arsenal. It’s your weekly Premier League winners and losers. Winners: Chelsea. Injuries, suspensions, defeat to Burnley last week, …

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Premier League: Winners And Losers From A Crazy Opening Weekend

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - AUGUST 13: Romelu Lukaku of Manchester United celebrates after scoring a goal to make it 1-0 during the Premier League match between Manchester United and West Ham United at Old Trafford on August 13, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Matthew Ashton - AMA/Getty Images)

The opening weekend of the Premier League saw no end of drama as Huddersfield and Burnley upset the applecart, Romelu Lukaku hit the ground running and the art of defending was taken round the back and shot. It was a mixed weekend for the self-styled “Big Six” as some breezed past their opponents, some struggled to overcome dogged opposition, others …

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Rafa Benitez Is Frustrated With Mike Ashley Again – And Newcastle Fans Should Be Worried

MAINZ, GERMANY - JULY 29:Newcastle United Manager Rafael Benitez sits in the dugouts during the Pre Season Friendly match between FSV Mainz 05 and Newcastle United at Opel Arena on July 29, 2017, in Mainz, Germany. (Photo by Serena Taylor/Newcastle United via Getty Images)

Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez looks to be on a collision course with owner Mike Ashley again over the club’s transfer activity (or lack thereof) this summer. The Magpies have brought in Jacob Murphy, Javi Manquillo, Florian Lejeune and the loan signing of Dortmund’s Mikel Merino but Benitez has long stressed the need for further investment in the playing squad ahead …

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Newcastle Sign Spain Youth International From Dortmund

Newcastle have secured the signature of Spanish U-21 international Mikel Merino on a season-long loan deal from Borussia Dortmund. The midfielder becomes the Magpies fifth signing of the summer transfer window. Before moving to Germany in 2015, Merino made over 60 appearances for his hometown club Osasuna. However, he only made nine appearances last season and new manager Peter Bosz has deemed him surplus …

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Darren Randolph Linked With Premier League Move

With Joe Hart looking likely to sign for West Ham on loan in the coming days, the Irish Examiner have linked Ireland number one Darren Randolph with a move to Newcastle United. Rafa Benitez has reportedly been given the chance to sign the 30-year-old who has been at the London club since 2015. The former Charlton, Motherwell and Birmingham City man was …

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Mike Ashley’s Reign Of Terror At Newcastle Could Be Coming To An End

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 07: Sports Direct International founder Mike Ashley walks into the Red Lion pub in Westminster before attending a select committee hearing at Portcullis house on June 7, 2016 in London, England. Mike Ashley is to face the Business, Innovations and Skills Parliamentary Select Committee on working practices at his Sports Direct Shirebrook Warehouse in Derbyshire. In a letter to his staff he admitted that the centre needed 'improvements' after investigations found that staff had been paid less than the minimum wage and ambulances had been called to the complex 76 times in two years as staff were 'too scared' to call in sick. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)

Mike Ashley’s decade-long spell as Newcastle United owner could soon be coming to an end. The Sports Direct businessman is in talks with Chinese investors regarding investment in the newly-promoted club, with a number of options being considered including a full takeover. BREAKING: We understand NUFC have received significant interest in recent weeks from foreign investors – including one party …

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Pepe Reina Linked With Newcastle Following Benitez Comments

ROME, ITALY - MARCH 04: Pepe Reina of SSC Napoli celebrates the victory after the Serie A match between AS Roma and SSC Napoli at Stadio Olimpico on March 4, 2017 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Giuseppe Bellini/Getty Images)

Newly-promoted Newcastle United will move for unsettled former Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina, reports The Mirror. The veteran Spaniard is said to be unhappy at Italian giants Napoli and could be set to sign a £4 million deal to reunite with Rafa Benitez who he played under at Anfield. Reina departed Liverpool for Bayern Munich in 2014 (after an initial loan spell …

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Blackburn’s Sorry Decline Continues With Relegation On Dramatic Championship Final Day

BRENTFORD, ENGLAND - MAY 7: Danny Graham of Blackburn Rovers reacts during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brentford and Blackburn Rovers at Griffin Park on May 7, 2017 in Brentford, England. (Photo by Harry Murphy/Getty Images)

Blackburn Rovers’ descent into the abyss continued on Sunday as they were relegated to the third tier of English football. The 1995 Premier League champions went down on a dramatic final day of the Championship season, as despite beating Brentford 3-1 at Griffin Park, victories for fellow strugglers Nottingham Forest and Birmingham City put them down on goal difference. Results …

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Watch: Preston Midfielder Paul Gallagher Gets Sent Off For Making A Brilliant Save Against Newcastle


Newcastle United celebrated promotion to the Premier League on Monday night with a 4-1 win against Preston North End, thanks (in part) to visiting captain Paul Gallagher. With Rafa Benítez’s side already leading 2-1 midway through the second half, a scramble in the box saw Chris Maxwell save from an Ayoze Perez overhead kick, and when the ball fell to …

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