Guardian Staff on 02/22/2019

Newcastle v Huddersfield: match preview

Given that Huddersfield are bottom and have collected only one point from their last 13 games, Rafael Benítez will be deeply disappointed should his Newcastle players – fresh from a warm-ish weather training break in southern Spain – stumble here. While Benítez ponders whether to offer his new £21m

G Guardian Staff
Louise Taylor on 02/21/2019

Christian Atsu: ‘Sometimes what’s happened to me seems like a miracle’

Newcastle winger remains close to his roots in Ghana and takes inspiration from ‘father figure’ Rafael BenítezIt is a very long way from Ghana’s Ada Foah to Hillsong church on Newcastle’s Westgate Road – and not merely in miles. Christian Atsu has made that transformative journey, swapping an existe

L Louise Taylor
Peter Lansley at Molineux on 02/12/2019

Wolves’ Wily Boly denies Newcastle valuable win deep into stoppage time

Rafael Benítez must hate it when the fourth official holds up the board for added time against Wolverhampton Wanderers. Just as Matt Doherty had headed a winner in the 94th minute at St James’ Park in December, so Newcastle United were again undone by a last-gasp goal as Willy Boly headed in Adama T

P Peter Lansley at Molineux
Jacob Steinberg on 02/11/2019

Wolves 1-1 Newcastle United: Premier League – as it happened

Willy Boly scored a last-gasp equaliser to leave Newcastle a point above the bottom three despite a spirited effort at Molineux 10.14pm GMT Here’s Peter Lansley’s report from Molineux. That’s all from me tonight. Thanks for reading and emailing. Bye! Related: Wolves’ Wily Boly denies Newcastle valua

J Jacob Steinberg
Louise Taylor on 02/10/2019

Rafael Benítez backs Miguel Almirón to make instant impact at Newcastle

• £21m record signing to make debut against Wolves• Manager says midfielder has impressed in trainingAfter persuading Mike Ashley to break Newcastle’s transfer record by spending £21m on importing Miguel Almirón from MLS, Rafael Benítez could be forgiven for feeling slightly nervous.He may be expect

L Louise Taylor
Guardian Staff on 02/09/2019

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Newcastle United: match preview

Wolves are bounding after three successive wins and a fourth against Newcastle would be their best run of the season. It could also put them an impressive seven points above eighth place. Miguel Almirón is ready to debut now though and it will be exciting to see how the attacking playmaker fares. Th

G Guardian Staff
on 02/08/2019

Newcastle United unveil record signing Miguel Almirón – video

'I aim not to pay too much attention to the record fee,' says Newcastle United's new Paraguayan midfielder Miguel Almirón, who made his first appearance in front of the media on Thursday. Almirón was the driving force behind Atlanta's MLS title, prompting Newcastle to pay a record £21m for him - ecl

Louise Taylor on 02/07/2019

Miguel Almirón aims to become Newcastle’s new angel of the north

The Magpies’ new record signing cannot wait to start playing for Rafael Benítez and pays no heed to his weighty price tagMiguel Almirón has a biblical quotation tattooed on the inside of his right wrist. It is from John 14:6 and declares: “I am the way, the truth, the life,” but it would be a mistak

L Louise Taylor
Guardian sport on 02/04/2019

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

Sean Dyche cannot wait for VAR, Higuaín and Hazard lift Sarri and the Pogba-Rashford combo looks good for UnitedSergio Agüero’s hat-trick, scored from a collective distance of 10 yards, was not achieved by accident but thanks to his instincts and endurance. At times City looked sloppy against Arsena

G Guardian sport
David Hytner at Wembley on 02/02/2019

Son Heung-min strikes late to earn Spurs victory over Newcastle

The Premier League table screams with possibility for Tottenham. For so long, this looked like being one of those days when the ball would not go in for them. Érik Lamela hit the crossbar; Christian Eriksen, almost implausibly, saw two efforts cleared off the line and other chances went begging.Yet

D David Hytner at Wembley
Scott Murray on 02/02/2019

Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 Newcastle: Premier League – as it happened

Son Heung-Min struck late again to fire Tottenham into second place. 2.59pm GMT So that’s your lot! David Hytner was at Wembley; here’s his report. Enjoy! Related: Son Heung-min strikes late against Newcastle to send Spurs second 2.58pm GMT And finally Poch. “It was a tough game, because after Newc

S Scott Murray
David Conn on 02/02/2019

Why transfer window was subdued – despite Mike Ashley splurge | David Conn

Most Premier League clubs sticking with their squads as Newcastle finally spend may be a matter of individual circumstances rather than a new trendThe headline nobody expected at the start of this or any other transfer window finally wrote itself as January ended with a cold snap: Newcastle spend bi

D David Conn
Louise Taylor on 02/01/2019

Rafael Benítez relaxes after his brinkmanship boosts Newcastle’s on-field options

United head to Tottenham on Saturday in an improved mood after a decent week which involved beating the champions and increasing the size of their squadThe uneasy coalition between lofty ambition and brutal pragmatism at Newcastle United endures, with Rafael Benítez conceding he is “happier” than he

L Louise Taylor
Guardian Staff on 02/01/2019

Tottenham Hotspur v Newcastle United: match preview

Newcastle have lost seven consecutive games at Wembley since they won the FA Cup in 1955 but they will arrive with renewed optimism after their surprise win against Manchester City in midweek. Their new No 10, Miguel Almirón, is unavailable as he awaits a work permit, although the loanee left-back A

G Guardian Staff
Guardian sport on 02/01/2019

Transfer window verdict: how every Premier League club fared in January

Gonzalo Higuaín and Miguel Almirón among main signings as clubs tinkered with squads rather than overhauling them“We need wingers. Wingers,” Unai Emery said on Tuesday night, and it was interesting to note the plural. The Arsenal manager added Denis Suárez, who he says can be one solution – even if

G Guardian sport
Chris Fuhrmeister in Atlanta on 01/31/2019

Miguel Almirón: Newcastle just secured possibly MLS's finest ever export

The Paraguay international who spirited Atlanta United to an MLS Cup is bound for the Premier League, where he will be the creative playmaker Rafael Benítez has long covetedAs the transfer window was closing on Thursday, Newcastle United secured the signature of Miguel Almirón, acquiring the Atlanta

C Chris Fuhrmeister in Atlanta
Louise Taylor on 01/31/2019

Newcastle break club record to sign £21m Miguel Almirón from Atlanta

• Paraguay playmaker surpasses Michael Owen’s fee from 2005• ‘It’s a great responsibility, something beautiful for me’Miguel Almirón has become the most expensive signing of the Mike Ashley era at Newcastle United, with his £21m move from Atlanta United finally eclipsing the £16.8m fee the club paid

L Louise Taylor
Louise Taylor at St James' Park on 01/30/2019

Manchester City ‘have to win a lot of games now’, says Pep Guardiola

• ‘We have to accept challenge,’ he says of catching Liverpool• Defeat at Newcastle means City cannot match 2018 points tallyManchester City handed Liverpool the initiative in the title race with an unscheduled defeat here when Newcastle came from behind to record an important victory in their bid t

L Louise Taylor at St James' Park