Nick Ames, Gregg Bakowski and Niall McVeigh on 04/26/2019

Premier League: 10 things to look out for this weekend

A chance for Shaqiri to shine, City may need to show their dark side and Cardiff can pile pressure on BrightonPep Guardiola is not usually short of post-match praise for his players, but he struck a different note after the Manchester derby win. “Tonight we can enjoy it, but tomorrow it’s over, so w

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Guardian sport on 04/22/2019

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

Sigurdsson remains central to Everton, Deulofeu poses a threat to Man City and is it time for an extra concussion sub?There is an argument that Raheem Sterling should walk the PFA player of the year award, let the alone the young player of the year prize the 24-year-old is also nominated for. To be

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Barry Glendenning on 04/20/2019

Newcastle United 3-1 Southampton: Premier League – as it happened

Ayoze Perez scored his first Premier League hat-trick as Newcastle won an entertaining game of two contrasting halvesRead Louise Taylor’s match report from St James’ Park 7.45pm BST Louise Taylor was at St James’s Park to see Newcastle secure their Premier League status and move 12th in the table. H

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Louise Taylor at St James’ Park on 04/20/2019

Ayoze Pérez hat-trick allows Newcastle to ride out Southampton revival

Newcastle United fans are unlikely to find even the richest, most indulgent Easter egg remotely as satisfying as the evening that virtually rubber-stamped their team’s Premier League status for another season.Featuring a yellow card that should have been red, a smart second-half switch to 4-4-2, two

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Guardian Staff on 04/19/2019

Newcastle v Southampton: match preview

When the televised games were announced this seemed a banker as a tense, tea-time, six pointer but things move fast at the foot of the table and the real fear of falling into the Championship resides in Brighton and Cardiff. No matter; neither Newcastle or Southampton are mathematically safe yet and

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Tom Bryant on 04/19/2019

The Premier League teams’ ineptitude index 2018-19

It’s awards time for the most incompetent teams in the Premier League, from those who can’t take throw-ins to others who revel in needless yellow cardsWelcome to the Guardian’s fifth annual index of ineptitude, a catalogue of calamity, a prospectus of the piss-poor.As each season draws to a close, t

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Barry Glendenning, Daniel Harris and Rob Smyth on 04/19/2019

Premier League: 10 things to look out for this weekend

Hard for Manchester City and Spurs to serve up another classic, Everton can cause trouble for Manchester United and Chelsea fans should lap up Eden HazardBefore the run-in even started, Liverpool looked like they might be consumed by nerves during it, so tentative were their performances against Lei

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Barry Glendenning on 04/17/2019

Football transfer rumours: Ryan Sessegnon to Tottenham Hotspur?

Today’s rumours are keeping it Reggaeton While few, if any Fulham players have covered themselves in anything approaching glory during their disastrous return to the Premier League, Ryan Sessegnon is one of several who are unlikely to be with the club when they return begin their Championship campai

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Guardian sport on 04/15/2019

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

Neil Warnock cuts out the moaning, Jordan Henderson scythes through Chelsea and injuries may leave Spurs’ midfield bluntedThe Dozen: our pick of the weekend’s best photosAfter 76 minutes, when he was withdrawn to a deafening ovation, Jordan Henderson’s work was done. A lung-busting display by the Li

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Nick Ames on 04/12/2019

Leicester City 0-1 Newcastle United: Premier League – as it happened

Ayoze Perez headed a first-half winner as Newcastle all but secured survival with a well-deserved 1-0 win at Leicester 10.05pm BST Here, for thine eyes, is Paul Doyle’s match report! Related: Newcastle all but safe thanks to Ayoze Pérez’s header at Leicester 9.59pm BST So it’s advantage Wolves, Eve

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Paul Doyle at the King Power Stadium on 04/12/2019

Newcastle all but safe thanks to Ayoze Pérez’s header at Leicester

Rafael Benítez wrote the script and Brendan Rodgers had no answer to it. This was a textbook away win for Newcastle and it means, barring a freakish series of results, that they will finish above the Premier League’s relegation places for a second season in a row.Benítez aims higher than that and wa

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Louise Taylor on 04/11/2019

Benítez likens Newcastle contract talks with Ashley to Brexit

• ‘We were talking and now we’re in the same situation’• Manager wants change of transfer policy on older playersRafael Benítez has likened his protracted contract negotiations with Mike Ashley to the government’s seemingly interminable Brexit talks.The Newcastle manager’s deal ends next month and w

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Guardian sport on 04/08/2019

FA Cup and Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend

Troy Deeney offers masterclass of coolness under pressure, Everton require a few lessons in finishing and Eddie Howe needs his Bournemouth team to end the season in styleIt is hard to look for the positives when you have, as Lewis Dunk put it, missed out on something that “maybe comes up once in a l

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Louise Taylor at St James’ Park on 04/06/2019

Crystal Palace’s Luka Milivojevic leaves Newcastle looking over their shoulders

Crystal Palace greeted the final whistle with high fives, clenched fists and warm embraces.This celebratory visiting mood signalled the all but mathematical banishment of lingering relegation worries in south London and seemed rather out of keeping with the upturned collars and hunched shoulders of

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Guardian Staff on 04/05/2019

Newcastle v Crystal Palace: match preview

Will Andros Townsend start for Crystal Palace against his old club? Might Rafael Benítez’s long standing desire to bring Townsend back to Tyneside form part of on-going discussions with Mike Ashley about extending a managerial contract which expires next month? If Newcastle win they would be effecti

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Jacob Steinberg on 04/01/2019

Arsenal 2-0 Newcastle United: Premier League – as it happened

Goals from Aaron Ramsey and Alexandre Lacazette were enough to settle a tepid match and lift Arsenal into third place 10.04pm BST I’ll leave you with David Hytner’s match report from the Emirates. Thanks for reading and emailing. Bye! Related: Arsenal go third after Aaron Ramsey and Alexandre Lacaze

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David Hytner at the Emirates Stadium on 04/01/2019

Arsenal go third after Aaron Ramsey and Alexandre Lacazette sink Newcastle

It does not feel that long ago that Arsenal trailed Tottenham by 10 points. What a turnaround there has been. This was a hard-fought victory over a Newcastle team who made a game of it in the second half but, when the dust had settled, the table showed Unai Emery’s team had leapfrogged two points cl

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Guardian Staff on 03/30/2019

Arsenal v Newcastle: match preview

Unai Emery felt the need to schedule a friendly on Tuesday against Al-Nasr at the end of Arsenal’s training break to Dubai in order to keep his players ticking over. They had not played, after all, since the Europa League win over Rennes on 14 March. He is determined to see his players hit the groun

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Michael Butler, Simon Burnton and Barry Glendenning on 03/29/2019

Premier League: 10 things to look out for this weekend

Fernandinho should be fit for Man City, Mohamed Salah will be refreshed and Huddersfield could go down on SaturdayManchester City could welcome back Fernandinho, Kevin De Bruyne and John Stones from the treatment room when they travel to Fulham for the first of nine fixtures in 30 days. Fernandinho

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