Newcastle United

There’s Only One Man Of The Match After Last Night

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It was simply incredible. How we managed to get 3 points out of nothing in the last couple of minutes with goals from Yoan Gouffran and Dwight Gayleis stuff of miracles. But we did and the game was turned upside down. After missing some chances in the first half it was Dwight Gayle our [...]

Newcastle 4 Norwich 3 – Full Video Highlights

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Here is the video of last night's highlights from Norwich City TV and it seems to be available to fans around the world. We certainly missed chances in that first half, but when Newcastle get the winning goal notice how the Scottish commentator is just stunned for a few seconds before he can say anything.

Player Could Leave Newcastle Permanently In January

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There's news today in the Italian press that Chelsea's on loan right winger Christian Atsu is wanted in Italy by Serie A club Torino and it seems like they even want to sign him in January. Atsu is on loan at Newcastle and he is so far looking good when he's played 4 times as [...]

Newcastle: Dramatic Comeback Win Over Norwich Causes Rafa Benitez To Levitate In Mid-Air (Photo)

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Despite being 3-2 down as the clock ticked over into the 94th minute, Newcastle somehow still managed to wrangle a victory out of last night's Championship blow-out against Norwich at St James' Park.

A 95th-minute equaliser from Yoan Gouffran was swiftly followed by a manic 96th-minute winner from Dwight Gayle, with the mood inside the stadium perhaps best described as 'ecstatic' as the final whistle sounded almost immediately thereafter.

Rafa Benitez Speaks About Fans And Incredible Win

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Rafa Benitez was cool and calm after the game as usual as he spoke to reporters followingthe 4-3 stoppage time win against league leaders Norwich City last night. Rafa paid tribute to the fans and also says Newcastle had bad luck in the first half when we should have been ahead at the [...]

Newcastle Fans Still Buzzing After Famous Comeback Win

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Here's some reactions this morning to last night's sensational 4-3 win against Norwich. In truth we should have had this game wrapped up by half time, but it was amazingly 1-1 and that gave Norwich the confidence to come back to be 3-1 up after 69 minutes and 3-2 up after 90 minutes. But two [...]

Here’s Great Video Of Newcastle’s Four Goals Last Night

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Here's a very good video showing clearly all four Newcastle goals last night and this is especially for oversea fanswho may not have seen them yet. That's Yoan Gouffran heading home the third and equalizing goal four minutes into stoppage time and look how many players are around Dwight Gayle as he amazingly slots [.

Frustrated Norwich Manager – Most Bizarre Game Ever

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Norwich manager Alex Neil according to the Norwich Evening News never wants to set foot inside St James' Park again after a ‘bizarre' 4-3 stoppage time defeat lastnight at Newcastle United. Norwich City were winning the game 3-2 going into six minutes of stoppage time and believe it or believe it not but Newcastle [.

English Premier League

Review of Friday Night Football, Sky Sports’ new night for Premier League TV coverage

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Premier League soccer on a Friday Night will take a bit of getting used to for watchers of the English game's top flight.

Opinion is split on the new slot on the weekend schedule. For some, mainly home supporters, the prospect of a live game to round off the working week is an enamoring one, while those sat at home have something to tune into on a night when the TV guide otherwise leaves much to be desired.

4-1-4-1 v Hull: Antonio Conte's strongest Chelsea lineup for vital away game; Key Stats, Team News and Predicted Lineups

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Hull City vs Chelsea Prediction, Betting Tips & Preview ahead of this weekend’s Premier League fixture.

Hull City vs Chelsea
English Premier League 2016/17
1st October 2016, 15:00 pm BST
KCOM Stadium, Hull

Hull City Team News & Preview

Hull City host Chelsea in the Premier League this weekend and the tigers will be looking to get their season back on track with a positive result.

Spurs vs Man City: 3 Key battles that could decide the outcome of Sunday's Premier League game

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The Manchester City team faces Tottenham Hotspur this weekend, in a battle of the unbeaten teams in the Premier League. While Manchester City have won 6 out of 6 of their Premier League matches, Spurs have won 4 games, and drawn the other two.

In fact, City could have equalled Spurs’ record of 11 consecutive wins had they won against Celtic in the Champions League on Wednesday, but Brendan Rodgers’ side did the unthinkable and held the City to a 3-3 draw.

Chinese football investors must ‘respect local culture’ in Europe

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) The flow of Chinese billionaires seeking to invest in European clubs, especially the Premier League, must be sensitive to local feeling should they succeed in buying a team, a senior media executive warns.

Molly Li Mo, director of international and external relations at sports service platform Alisports, admitted in talks she had with European football powerbrokers at the SoccerEx Global Football Convention she had detected mixed feelings.

Chinese football investors must ‘respect local culture’ in Europe

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) The flow of Chinese billionaires seeking to invest in European clubs, especially the Premier League, must be sensitive to local feeling should they succeed in buying a team, a senior media executive warns.

Molly Li Mo, director of international and external relations at sports service platform Alisports, admitted in talks she had with European football powerbrokers at the SoccerEx Global Football Convention she had detected mixed feelings.

4-1-4-1 v Spurs: Guardiola without 3 first team stars for vital away game; Key Stats, Team News and Predicted Lineups

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Tottenham vs Manchester City Prediction, Betting Tips & Preview ahead of this weekend’s Premier League fixture.

Tottenham vs Manchester City
English Premier League 2016/17
2nd October 2016, 14:15 pm BST
White Hart Lane, London

Tottenham Team News & Preview

Tottenham host Manchester City in the Premier League this weekend and the Londoners will be hoping to extend their unbeaten start to the season.

4-2-3-1 v Stoke: Mourinho set to drop key Man Utd star from Sunday's lineup; Key Stats, Team News and Predicted Lineups

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Manchester United vs Stoke City Prediction, Betting Tips & Preview ahead of this weekend’s Premier League fixture.

Manchester United vs Stoke City
English Premier League 2016/17
2nd October 2016, 12:00 pm BST
Old Trafford, Manchester

Manchester United Team News & Preview

Manchester United host Stoke City in the Premier League this weekend.

Champions League

Player Ratings vs Basel

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Given the awesomeness of our first half display I have decided rate the two halves separately . Scores out of 10.

First Half:

Ospina. Didn't touch the ball, hence a perfect performance. 11

Bellerin. A constant threat in attack and defended from the half way line.

Champions League: Theo Walcott Nets Brace As Arsenal Stroll To 2-0 Win Over Basel (Photos & Video)

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Could this be the season that Theo Walcott finally lives up to the hype, a decade after the youngster was hailed as England's next big thing? On Wednesday night at the Emirates, the winger was in scintillating form for Arsenal, with the Gunners strolling to a 2-0 victory against Basel.

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Midfielder Granit Xhaka faced his older brother Taulant in this Champions League matchday two clash, but it was the Arsenal man who would come out on top after a fine team performance from the hosts.

Fewer errors was key to Barca fightback – Pique

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Monchengladbach (Germany) (AFP) Gerard Pique said committing fewer second-half errors was the key to Barcelona's 2-1 come-from-behind victory at Borussia Moenchengladbach on Wednesday as they proved they can win in the Champions League without injured Lionel Messi.

Thorgan Hazard the younger brother of Chelsea midfielder Eden gave Gladbach a shock yet deserved first-half lead at Borussia Park.

Fewer errors was key to Barca fightback – Pique

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Monchengladbach (Germany) (AFP) Gerard Pique said committing fewer second-half errors was the key to Barcelona's 2-1 come-from-behind victory at Borussia Moenchengladbach on Wednesday as they proved they can win in the Champions League without injured Lionel Messi.

Thorgan Hazard the younger brother of Chelsea midfielder Eden gave Gladbach a shock yet deserved first-half lead at Borussia Park.

‘Emotional’ Sarri calls for Napoli calm

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Naples (Italy) (AFP) Emotional Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri called for calm after a 4-2 demolition of Benfica on Wednesday put the Italian giants within sight of a coveted place in the last 16 of the Champions League.

"Mentally, this is only a confirmation for us and it will give us a spur. But we have to be mindful that that is all it will give us," Sarri told reporters.

‘Emotional’ Sarri calls for Napoli calm

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Naples (Italy) (AFP) Emotional Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri called for calm after a 4-2 demolition of Benfica on Wednesday put the Italian giants within sight of a coveted place in the last 16 of the Champions League.

"Mentally, this is only a confirmation for us and it will give us a spur. But we have to be mindful that that is all it will give us," Sarri told reporters.

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Eddie Howe rules out England job — for now

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London (AFP) Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe ruled himself out Thursday of replacing Sam Allardyce as England manager, although he said the "ultimate job" could tempt him later in his career.

Allardyce's one-game career as England manager came to a humiliating end after just 67 days on Tuesday following controversial comments made to undercover reporters.

Eddie Howe rules out England job — for now

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London (AFP) Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe ruled himself out Thursday of replacing Sam Allardyce as England manager, although he said the "ultimate job" could tempt him later in his career.

Allardyce's one-game career as England manager came to a humiliating end after just 67 days on Tuesday following controversial comments made to undercover reporters.

Banana-throwing mars PSV clash at Rostov in Russia

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Moscow (AFP) Russian football authorities on Thursday downplayed a banana-throwing incident at the Champions League match between Rostov and PSV Eindhoven, despite it coming as the club served a punishment for racist abuse.

The problem of widespread racism in Russian football is under the microscope as the country gears up to host the 2018 World Cup and the authorities are often accused of turning a blind eye to the issue.

Banana-throwing mars PSV clash at Rostov in Russia

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Moscow (AFP) Russian football authorities on Thursday downplayed a banana-throwing incident at the Champions League match between Rostov and PSV Eindhoven, despite it coming as the club served a punishment for racist abuse.

The problem of widespread racism in Russian football is under the microscope as the country gears up to host the 2018 World Cup and the authorities are often accused of turning a blind eye to the issue.

Manchester United

Golden Boy Award: Marcus Rashford, Alex Iwobi And Dele Alli Join Host Of Premier League Younglings On Prestigious Shortlist

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Marcus Rashford, Alex Iwobi and Dele Alli are among a host of Premier League starlets to have found their way onto the Golden Boy award shortlist for 2016.

Despite the slightly naff name, the Golden Boy is deemed to be aprestigious award,with the annual shortlist comprising of the 40 best players under the age of 21 (and registered at European clubs) according to Italian newspaper Tuttosport.

Burnley defender: I’m a United fan and I always will be

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Michael Keane joined Manchester United's academy, with his twin brother Will, when he was just 11 years old. He spent over a decade with the club before joining Burnley where he has gone from strength to strength. Both Chelsea and Leicester are now reportedly interested in signing him.

However, Keane has revealed that he will always be a United fan, and is still good friends with Paul Pogba and Jesse Lingard.

Preview: Manchester United vs Zorya Luhansk

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Manchester United vsZorya Luhansk
Europa League
Date: Thursday, September 29, 2016
Venue: Old Trafford

How the mood has changed around the club after a commanding win, Jose Mourinho's men now go into their Europa League tie against Zorya Luhansk full of confidence, and also with a bit of a selection headache.

Asia

Asia brings in extra refs for goalmouth incidents

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New Delhi (AFP) Asia's football body said Thursday it would use extra referees to help stamp out goalmouth controversies in its top competitions, falling into line with Europe.

The additional assistant referees will patrol each goal area, helping out with the goal line, penalty and offside decisions that can be critical to a game's outcome.

Asia brings in extra refs for goalmouth incidents

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New Delhi (AFP) Asia's football body said Thursday it would use extra referees to help stamp out goalmouth controversies in its top competitions, falling into line with Europe.

The additional assistant referees will patrol each goal area, helping out with the goal line, penalty and offside decisions that can be critical to a game's outcome.

Managers

FA Forced To Bin Thousands Of Sam Allardyce Quote T-Shirts They Planned To Give Away At Wembley

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Due to recent occurrences, the FA have been forced to ditch 4,000 t-shirts they were planning to give away to England fans at Wembley.

Indeed, the FA were hoping to stage a grand "homecoming celebration" for Sam Allardyce's first home game at Wembley against Malta next week, but have now shelved their plans for reasons we're hoping are abundantly obvious.

Reports: The FA Want To Make Arsene Wenger The Next England Manager

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As you may have heard, England were all of a sudden relieved of their manager earlier this week when Sam Allardyce stepped down.

Under-21s boss Gareth Southgate has stepped manfully into the gaping maw for the time being, agreeing to take charge for the senior side's next four fixtures against Malta, Slovenia, Scotland and Spain respectively.

Chicago Fire

Chad Marshall header pushes Sounders above red line

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SEATTLE The Chicago Fire are like an old-fashioned cure-all: good for whatever ails you. They were certainly just what the doctor ordered for the Seattle Sounders on Wednesday night, as the hosts delivered a 1-0 win in front of 39,269 at CenturyLink Field despite not playing their best soccer.

Sounders vs. Chicago Fire recap: Chad Marshall puts Seattle into playoff position

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Sounders aren't particularly convincing, but they get job done.

SEATTLE — It was a long climb — and isn't finished yet — but the Seattle Sounders have finally found themselves in playoff position.

They have Chad Marshall's head and Andreas Ivanschitz's service to thank, as they combined for the game's only goal in a somewhat ugly 1-0 win over the Chicago Fire.

The Rest

Thursday Kickoff: Neymar, Godin, Barnsley and more

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Two of South America's biggest stars are in the headlines for the wrong reasons.

Neymar sued a Brazilian courtfor leaking information relatedto his tax evasion case in his home country. (REPORT)

Diego Godin suffered a sprain of ankle ligaments in Wednesday's Champions League clash with Bayern Munich.

Presenting: The Entire First Series Of Danny Dyer’s ‘The Real Football Factories’ Condensed Into 60 Seconds (Video)

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For the uninitiated, The Real Football Factories was a documentary series that first aired on Bravo in 2006 that saw actor Danny Dyer (Cockney for hire) travelling around Britain to meet and mingle with some of football's most notorious hooligan firms.

Dyer did his best to integrate with these nutters by presenting himself to them as a 'pwopa nawty' boozed-up street urchin while all the while giving off the air perhaps literally, we'll never know of a man desperately attempting to keep his trembling apprehension concealed.

D.C. United vs. Columbus Crew GIFs

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We look at animated internet files which caught our fancy.

Well if you're going to start your first win streak of the season, might wait until games 30 and 31 of the regular season to do it, right? Well, that's what D.C. United did, as they started slowly but finished off Columbus Crew SC in a 3-0 win on an overcast weeknight at RFK.

Review of Friday Night Football, Sky Sports’ new night for Premier League TV coverage

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Premier League soccer on a Friday Night will take a bit of getting used to for watchers of the English game's top flight.

Opinion is split on the new slot on the weekend schedule. For some, mainly home supporters, the prospect of a live game to round off the working week is an enamoring one, while those sat at home have something to tune into on a night when the TV guide otherwise leaves much to be desired.

Loss for Gladbach, win for Newcastle United

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Fabian Johnson subbed on early in the second-half for Gladbach in their Champions League loss to Barcelona and Newcastle came back in England.

Local high schools in USA TODAY / NSCAA Top 25

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The fourth week of high school soccer sees steady progress for local schools

Local high school teams in the USA TODAY / NSCAA Super 25 Fall High School Rankings were on the rise this week, on both the boys' and girls' side.

On the boys' side, last week's Rockhurst (12-1-0) of Kansas City, Missouri dropped like a rock all the way to ninth place.

Howe rules out England job — for now

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London (AFP) Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe ruled himself out Thursday of replacing Sam Allardyce as England manager, although he said the "ultimate job" could tempt him later in his career.

Allardyce's one-game career as England manager came to a humiliating end after just 67 days on Tuesday following controversial comments made to undercover reporters.

Howe rules out England job — for now

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London (AFP) Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe ruled himself out Thursday of replacing Sam Allardyce as England manager, although he said the "ultimate job" could tempt him later in his career.

Allardyce's one-game career as England manager came to a humiliating end after just 67 days on Tuesday following controversial comments made to undercover reporters.

Brotherly Game Daily Links 9/29/16

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Have some links to get you through the day.

Philadelphia Union News

Andre Blake and Cory Burke named to Jamaica squad
Blake, Burke will join the Reggae Boyz against Suriname in Caribbean Cup Qualifying Round

Every match matters (really)
If all goes according to plan, the Union could clinch a playoff spot by the end of the weekend; but it gets complicated.

Something Tells Us Nathan Thomas Might Win Hartlepool’s September ‘Goal Of The Month’ Competition

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The votes are yet to be counted but we've got a sneaking suspicion that Nathan Thomas might emerge as the winner of Hartlepool United's latest Goal of the Month competition.

The wingerhelped himself tofive goals over the course of the month and funnily enough all of them have found their way into the running for the League Two club's September poll.

ISL doing it India’s way as China splurges

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Mumbai (AFP) The third Indian Super League season kicks off on Saturdaywith organisers intent on turning it into a global brand and shrugging off comparisons with big-spending China.

Former Atletico Madrid star Diego Forlan, Brazilian World Cup-winner Lucio and Champions League winner John Arne Riiseare some of thestars of yesteryear turning out in the eight-team, 11-week-long football tournament.

ISL doing it India’s way as China splurges

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Mumbai (AFP) The third Indian Super League season kicks off on Saturdaywith organisers intent on turning it into a global brand and shrugging off comparisons with big-spending China.

Former Atletico Madrid star Diego Forlan, Brazilian World Cup-winner Lucio and Champions League winner John Arne Riiseare some of thestars of yesteryear turning out in the eight-team, 11-week-long football tournament.

Serbia 2016/17 Umbro Home and Away Kits

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Umbro Srbija today unveiled the home and away kits that will be worn by all [...]

Strong second half against Crew puts D.C. United on cusp of playoffs

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After a sluggish opening 45, United responded in force in the 2nd half, scoring thrice against the Crew to put distance between themselves and the New England Revolution

The win for D.C. United on Saturday over Orlando City was crucial. United could have ill-afforded anything but three points against the Lions.

Chad Marshall heads in the opener from a corner kick

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After nearly a half hour with few clear chances for the Sounders, Chad Marshall headed his team in front in the 24th minute with a header from an Andreas Ivanschitz corner kick.

Second half onslaught for United in 3-0 win over Crew

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Lloyd Sam opened the scoring in the second half, before Lamar Neagle and Alvaro Saborio confirmed win late

D.C. United won the back to back games for the first time this season, beating Columbus Crew SC 3-0 on Wednesday night at RFK Stadium. Four days after a season altering win over Orlando City, United finally broke through in the second half, as Lloyd Sam scored the eventual game winner in the 71st minute.