Jacob Steinberg at Stamford Bridge on 10/19/2019

Marcos Alonso breaks the Newcastle resistance to give Chelsea narrow win

Frank Lampard knows what it is like when teams come to Stamford Bridge with designs on escaping with a goalless draw. Chelsea’s manager faced plenty of them during his playing days, so it was satisfying for him to see his team keep their cool, trust in their football and find a way to shatter Newcas

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Louise Taylor on 10/18/2019

Newcastle determined to extend contracts with Longstaff brothers

• Steve Bruce wants siblings to stay at St James’ Park• ‘My job is to protect them and keep that humility and honesty’Steve Bruce is determined to sign Matty and Sean Longstaff to improved contracts at Newcastle but has pledged to do everything in his powers to preserve the brothers’ humility.While

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Guardian Staff on 10/18/2019

Chelsea v Newcastle United: match preview

Chelsea will expect to continue their winning run when they face Newcastle. They have climbed into fifth place and Tammy Abraham is in hot goalscoring form. However, N’Golo Kanté is out after suffering a groin injury on international duty and Newcastle have already claimed a couple of big scalps, wi

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Daniel Harris, Barry Glendenning and Sachin Nakrani on 10/18/2019

Premier League: 10 things to look out for this weekend

A crunch clash at Old Trafford, Palace tackle vulnerable champions and could West Ham do for Marco Silva?Top scorers: latest leaders in Europe’s top five leaguesThe last time Liverpool visited Old Trafford, they met a United side struggling with injuries – even before three players were forced off d

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Louise Taylor on 10/17/2019

Sean and Matty Longstaff: ‘Knowing your brother has got your back is special’

Newcastle’s midfield brothers discuss their different paths to the first team, Matty’s debut goal against Manchester United and why their family could rival the NevillesWhatever the future holds, Matty Longstaff will never forget the sudden, almost elemental, assault on his senses. He met the ball,

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Martin Laurence on 10/09/2019

Premier League: 10 standout statistics from the season so far

Leicester love a tackle, Villa like a scrap, Wolves enjoy a late goal, Watford can’t finish and Arsenal still don’t know how to defendBy Martin Laurence for WhoScoredDespite their poor run of form, Ole Gunnar Solskjær has commended the spirit of his Manchester United players. However, the numbers te

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Jonathan Wilson at St James’ Park on 10/07/2019

Marcus Rashford the biggest victim of Manchester United fall from grace | Jonathan Wilson

United’s lack of an overarching plan is now clear for all to see, with Ole Gunnar Solskjær not entirely free from blameWhere does this rank in the litany of dreadful Manchester United performances? Not quite as bad, perhaps, as the equivalent game of the 1989-90 season, the last to start as badly as

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Guardian sport on 10/07/2019

Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend’s action

City need De Bruyne fit, Connolly is a rising star at Brighton and Everton’s Silva should beware the international breakThe Dozen: our pick of the weekend’s best imagesUnai Emery, in his programme notes for the game against Bournemouth, spoke about the importance of balance and how he wants his side

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Louise Taylor at St James’ Park on 10/06/2019

‘Not acceptable’: David de Gea speaks out after Manchester United defeat

• Goalkeeper apologises to fans after United beaten at Newcastle• Solskjær admits finishing in the top six will be ‘very tough’A bewildered looking David de Gea described Manchester United’s form as “unacceptable” as a 1-0 defeat at Newcastle United left Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s side only two points ab

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Daffydd Bynon and Joe Plimmer on 10/06/2019

The Dozen: the weekend’s best Premier League photos

Referees, bicycle kicks and ‘giving it back’ in this week’s roundup of the best top-flight picturesView the Dozen archive Continue reading...

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John Brewin on 10/06/2019

Newcastle 1-0 Manchester United: Premier League - as it happened

Steve Bruce got his first ever win over a toothless Manchester United after Matty Longstaff struck on his league debut 12.34am BST De Gea is not happy ... Related: ‘Not acceptable’: David de Gea speaks out after Manchester United defeat 7.27pm BST That’s it on a day that may soon be recalled as one

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Louise Taylor at St James’ Park on 10/06/2019

Newcastle’s Matty Longstaff stuns Manchester United with goal on debut

Maybe, just maybe, Steve Bruce and Newcastle United might not be heading for a painful, and very public, divorce after all.Perhaps the home manager’s bravery in offering 19-year-old Matty Longstaff his Premier League debut alongside his older brother Sean in central midfield will one day come to be

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Louise Taylor on 10/05/2019

Steve Bruce gets Alex Ferguson’s advice before Manchester United’s visit

• Newcastle manager set to switch formation to 3-4-3• ‘I always ring Sir Alex for a bit of advice now and again’A week of soul-searching has led Steve Bruce to seek counsel from his former Manchester United manager and mentor, Sir Alex Ferguson. Bruce hopes his struggling Newcastle side can recover

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Guardian Staff on 10/05/2019

Newcastle v Manchester United: match preview

The days when Newcastle challenged Sir Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United at the top of the Premier League under Kevin Keegan and Sir Bobby Robson are long gone. If Manchester United’s decline has been less dramatic, it is currently causing considerable consternation west of the Pennines. Steve Bruce

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Louise Taylor on 10/04/2019

Steve Bruce accepts Newcastle limitations and focuses on defence

The penny dropped with the heavy defeat at Leicester, prompting Newcastle’s manager to change tack and move to a counterattacking styleIt was at a similar time on the same afternoon in late July that Steve Bruce and Boris Johnson addressed their new audiences for the first time.Newcastle’s manager a

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Simon Burnton, Ben Fisher and Niall McVeigh on 10/04/2019

Premier League: 10 things to look out for this weekend

Brendan Rodgers returns to Anfield, Spurs offer opponents too much space and Bournemouth have Arsenal in their sightsBrendan Rodgers returns to Anfield on Saturday, sensing an opportunity to end his former club’s perfect Premier League start. Last season, a much less adventurous Leicester side got a

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Louise Taylor on 09/30/2019

Steve Bruce cancels training in angry wake of Newcastle defeat at Leicester

• Manager still upset with players over 5-0 ‘surrender’ • Clear-the-air talks scheduled for later in the weekSteve Bruce cancelled a scheduled training session on Monday as emotions reached boiling point at Newcastle United. But it is understood Rafael Benítez’s successor will be given time to try t

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Guardian sport on 09/30/2019

Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend’s action

Fernandinho a cause for concern, Chris Wilder’s tough love for Dean Henderson and Brendan Rodgers ready for LiverpoolThe Dozen: our pick of the weekend’s best picturesOn current form there are, at a rough count, at least three teams from the established “top six” that could benefit from the services

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