Louise Taylor on 05/27/2019

Sheikh Khaled has ‘agreed terms’ to buy Newcastle United from Mike Ashley

• Newcastle confirm talks over £350m sale are going ahead• Sheikh Khaled believed to be keen on retaining Rafael BenítezMike Ashley is negotiating the £350m sale of Newcastle to Sheikh Khaled bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates. The news has produced much excitement on Tyneside but, desp

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Louise Taylor on 05/24/2019

Newcastle fan gets banning order for racially abusing Liverpool players

• Fan lands five-year banning order and indefinite club ban• Supporter caught in an undercover stewarding operationA 57-year-old Newcastle United fan has received a five-year football banning order after being convicted of racially abusing Liverpool players during a Premier League match at St James’

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David Conn on 05/22/2019

Premier League finances: the full club-by-club breakdown and verdict

Club accounts for 2017-18 show Manchester United spent the most on wages while champions Manchester City had the third-highest billFinancial figures for 2017-18, for the 20 clubs who were in the Premier League during that season. All details from the most recently published annual reports at Compani

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Louise Taylor on 05/22/2019

Rafael Benítez presses Mike Ashley to change Newcastle’s transfer policy

• Benítez’s contract talks hinge on his freedom in transfer market• Manager wants to secure Rondón and has been linked to MataAfter seven days of negotiations Rafael Benítez and Mike Ashley are still attempting to reach a deal to extend the Spaniard’s contract as Newcastle United’s manager. Related:

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Guardian sport on 05/15/2019

Premier League 2018-19 review: our predictions versus reality

We thought Manchester City would pip Liverpool to the title, but we also said Watford would go downWhat we said: “Pep Guardiola’s talented side look well placed to become the first team to retain the Premier League title since Manchester United did it in 2009.” Related: Premier League 2018-19 review

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Jonny Weeks on 05/14/2019

Unforgettable photos: the best of the 2018-19 Premier League season

Photo editor Jonny Weeks reviews a tumultuous football season through some of its best, weirdest and most defining imagesOn an average weekend, The Guardian receives around 12,000 photographs from Premier League matches via its staff, agency and contributor photographers. That’s almost half a millio

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Amy Lawrence at Craven Cottage on 05/12/2019

Jonjo Shelvey cracker at Fulham helps Newcastle end with a bang

It felt something like love. The Geordie fans crooned throughout this stroll of an end-of- season win in honour of their manager. “Rafa Benítez, we want you to stay” was on repeat. From the dugout Benítez gave an understated wave. Not enough to read into, but symbolic of his attachment to Newcastle,

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Observer Sport on 05/12/2019

Premier League 2018-19 fans’ verdicts. Part two: Leicester to Wolves

Fans review the season with one game to play – the stars, the flops and the moments that made them smile• Part 1: Arsenal to HuddersfieldI think “all’s well that ends well” is a good enough way to sum up Leicester’s season. Try as he might Claude Puel’s footballing revolution never really caught on

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Guardian Staff on 05/10/2019

Fulham v Newcastle: match preview

Scott Parker’s future is no longer in question after the former captain’s was made Fulham’s permanent manager. A disastrous return to the Premier League will finally come to an end on Sunday. Fulham lead the Premier League in goals conceded, a startling problem that will need to be addressed in the

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Simon Burnton, Paul Doyle and Barry Glendenning on 05/10/2019

Premier League: 10 things to look out for on the final day

Liverpool seek another miracle as relentless City close on title, changing of the guard at Leicester and a Zaha swansong?Brighton are the 17th best team in the league, are already safe and can at best move up one place; Manchester City are the best team in the land and desperately need victory to se

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Guardian sport on 05/06/2019

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

Manchester United’s slump means they have to support City in the FA Cup final, Ramsey’s tears show passion Arsenal are missing and Chelsea can do better than Higuaín Manchester United have suffered their share of indignities already this season but now they will have to start supporting Manchester C

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Louise Taylor at St James’ Park on 05/05/2019

Crowd trouble at St James’ Park after scuffles in executive boxes

• Seven arrests made and 22 ejections from stadium• Newcastle to take action ‘against fans who passed on tickets’Violence inside and outside St James’ Park made an unwelcome return to Newcastle on Saturday night as Liverpool kept their title chances alive by beating Rafael Benítez’s side 3-2.Northum

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Louise Taylor at St James’ Park on 05/05/2019

Jordan Henderson looks to old mentor for answer to Liverpool’s prayers

• Anfield captain hopes Brendan Rodgers can orchestrate upset• ‘We couldn’t have done any more. We can’t have any regrets’Jordan Henderson will switch on the television on Monday night and “pray” that “a miracle” unfolds before his eyes.Liverpool’s captain must hope Manchester City somehow stumble a

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Andy Hunter at St James’ Park on 05/05/2019

Klopp’s delight over Origi’s magical finish tempered by Salah injury

• Liverpool manager hails spirit of his team in dramatic comeback• Klopp: ‘What can I say? It’s just brilliant, it’s like a fairytale’Jürgen Klopp claimed destiny will decide whether Liverpool win the Premier League after Divock Origi’s “fairytale” winner at Newcastle ensured the title race will go

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Louise Taylor at St James’ Park on 05/05/2019

Liverpool ride their luck but game of fine margins remains wide open | Louise Taylor

Rafa Benítez stood in the way of Jürgen Klopp’s title challengers but fate had other plans on a topsy-turvy night at St James’ ParkLunchtime was fast approaching when Liverpool’s morning charter flight taxied towards the private terminal adjacent to Newcastle airport. Travelling Premier League teams

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Barry Glendenning on 05/04/2019

Newcastle United 2-3 Liverpool: Premier League – as it happened

Liverpool were far from their best and made hard work of winning a thriller to keep their title hopes alive at St James’s ParkRead Andy Hunter’s match report from St James’s Park Hope and heart: Donald McRae’s special report 12.18am BST Winning = good, Salah getting injured = bad Related: Klopp’s de

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Andy Hunter at St James’ Park on 05/04/2019

Origi’s late winner sinks Newcastle and keeps Liverpool’s title hopes alive

Wherever the Premier League trophy ends up, and Anfield remains a possible destination, Liverpool will know they could not have given any more. Jürgen Klopp’s team have dragged the title race and Manchester City to the wire with a punishing late victory at Newcastle where Divock Origi reprised his r

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