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Newcastle Winger Praises Fans – Gallowgate Flags Deserve Accolades

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The display from the Gallowgate Flags group was simply fabulous and they deserve all the credit for the work they have done this season to bring back the flags to St. James' Park. And although Newcastle started very slowly in the end it was a fairly comfortable 2-0 win against Aston Villa and Villa's 7th [.

Benitez Gives Interesting Update On Gayle Hamstring Injury

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After the 2-0 win tonight against Aston Villa Rafa Benitez gave an update on the hamstring injury that Dwight Gayle picked up and Rafa said the striker didn't look comfortable early in the game. Maybe it will not be as bad as when he first picked up the injury just over five weeks ago at [...]

Brighton Win – Go Top Of The Championship

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Brighton & Hove Albion win 2-0 at Barnsley today to go back on top of the Championship with 68 points 2 points more than Newcastle, but we have the game in hand at home to Aston Villa on Monday night. Norwich lost 2-1 at Burton Albion after drawing with Newcastle 2-2 at home last [...]

4-2-3-1 vs Aston Villa: Predicted Newcastle starting XI, Team news, Key Stats

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Newcastle United vs Aston Villa Prediction, Key Stats, Preview & Live Stream Info ahead of this weekend’s Championship fixture.

Newcastle United vs Aston Villa
Championship 2016/17
Date: 20 February, 2017
Time: 20:00 pm BST
Venue: St James’ Park
Where to follow: BBC local radio

NEWCASTLE TEAM NEWS & PREVIEW

Newcastle United are just one point above Brighton in the Championship race, and the Magpies will be looking to increase the lead as the final third of the season begins.

Reading Win – Now 3 Points Behind Newcastle

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Reading beat Birmingham 1-0 away tonight and that's three league wins in a row for the Royals as they move to only 3 points behind Newcastle but have now played two more games. In other Championship games tonight Aston Villa lost 3-0 at Brentford so Steve Bruce is still finding things a little tough at [.

Aston Villa To Challenge Newcastle For Midfielder

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The Mirror is reporting that Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce has been given £25M to spend by the Aston Villa owner Tony Xia and one of his targets is Tom Cairney of Fulham who Newcastle were also interested in. It seems that Villa are close to tying up a deal for Nottingham Forest midfielder Henri [...

Newcastle Goalkeeper Comes Across As A Good Professional

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Matz Sels cost Newcastle £5M from Gent in the summer as Rafa Benitez brought in another goalkeeper with both Tim Krul and Rob Elliot recovering from ACL knee injuries. Matz started the season as first choice, but had a few dodgy moments and after the 1-1 draw at Aston Villa he was replaced by Karl [.

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Newcastle flies back to top of table

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London (AFP) – A Yoann Gouffran strike and an Henri Lansbury own goal propelled Newcastle back to the top of the Championship and a step closer to an immediate return to the Premier League in a 2-0 win over Aston Villa on Monday.

Rafael Benitez’s Magpies are embroiled with Brighton in a thrilling ding dong battle for supremacy in the second tier Championship and victory over another of the sides that went down with them from the Premier League last season saw Newcastle move a point ahead of the ‘Seagulls’.

Newcastle flies back to top of table

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London (AFP) – A Yoann Gouffran strike and an Henri Lansbury own goal propelled Newcastle back to the top of the Championship and a step closer to an immediate return to the Premier League in a 2-0 win over Aston Villa on Monday.

Rafael Benitez’s Magpies are embroiled with Brighton in a thrilling ding dong battle for supremacy in the second tier Championship and victory over another of the sides that went down with them from the Premier League last season saw Newcastle move a point ahead of the ‘Seagulls’.

Burnley splash out on Brady, Saints land Gabbiadini

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London (AFP) Burnley splashed out a reported club record £13 million ($16 million) to sign Norwich winger Robbie Brady, while Southampton's swoop for Napoli forward Manolo Gabbiadini was one of the other notable deals on transfer deadline day.

Republic of Ireland star Brady agreed a three-and-a-half year deal and became Burnley's second signing of the day following their capture of Aston Villa midfielder Ashley Westwood for a reported £5 million ($6.

Burnley splash out on Brady, Saints land Gabbiadini

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London (AFP) Burnley splashed out a reported club record £13 million ($16 million) to sign Norwich winger Robbie Brady, while Southampton's swoop for Napoli forward Manolo Gabbiadini was one of the other notable deals on transfer deadline day.

Republic of Ireland star Brady agreed a three-and-a-half year deal and became Burnley's second signing of the day following their capture of Aston Villa midfielder Ashley Westwood for a reported £5 million ($6.

New dad Harry Kane enjoys week to remember

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London (AFP) New dad Harry Kane admitted his hat-trick in Tottenham's win against West Bromwich Albion completed one of the best weeks of his life.

Kane's wife Kate gave birth to the couple's first child, daughter Ivy, last weekend and the England striker celebrated the new addition to the family in memorable fashion.

New dad Harry Kane enjoys week to remember

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London (AFP) New dad Harry Kane admitted his hat-trick in Tottenham's win against West Bromwich Albion completed one of the best weeks of his life.

Kane's wife Kate gave birth to the couple's first child, daughter Ivy, last weekend and the England striker celebrated the new addition to the family in memorable fashion.

Pochettino demands no more Spurs lows after highs

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London (AFP) Mauricio Pochettino has challenged his Tottenham Hotspur players to demonstrate their growing maturity when they face West Brom on Saturday in the wake of their impressive victory over Premier League leaders Chelsea.

Pochettino's side ended Chelsea's run of 13 successive league victories by extending their own winning run to six games and moving up to third place, seven points adrift of the leaders.

Pochettino demands no more Spurs lows after highs

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London (AFP) Mauricio Pochettino has challenged his Tottenham Hotspur players to demonstrate their growing maturity when they face West Brom on Saturday in the wake of their impressive victory over Premier League leaders Chelsea.

Pochettino's side ended Chelsea's run of 13 successive league victories by extending their own winning run to six games and moving up to third place, seven points adrift of the leaders.

Former England manager Graham Taylor dead at 72

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London (AFP) Former England manager Graham Taylor died on Thursday at the age of 72 after suffering a suspected heart attack.

Taylor made his name as the mastermind behind Watford's rise to the English top-flight in the 1980s and also enjoyed a successful spell as Aston Villa boss before spending three years as England manager.

Former England manager Graham Taylor dead at 72

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London (AFP) Former England manager Graham Taylor died on Thursday at the age of 72 after suffering a suspected heart attack.

Taylor made his name as the mastermind behind Watford's rise to the English top-flight in the 1980s and also enjoyed a successful spell as Aston Villa boss before spending three years as England manager.

Former England manager Taylor dead at 72

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London (AFP) Former England manager Graham Taylor has died of a suspected heart attack at the age of 72, his family announced on Thursday.

Taylor made his name as the mastermind behind Watford's rise to the English top-flight in the 1980s and also enjoyed a successful spell as Aston Villa boss before spending three years as England manager.

Villa’s Bruce has to settle for draw on Birmingham return

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London (AFP) Steve Bruce remains unbeaten as Aston Villa manager but his side were unable to get the better of one of his former clubs Birmingham City as their Championship match ended 1-1 on Sunday.

Bruce, who played for Birmingham and had a six year stint as manager before upping sticks in 2007, has so far guided Villa to two draws and a win since replacing Roberto di Matteo, who was sacked after a poor start to their second tier campaign.

Villa’s Bruce has to settle for draw on Birmingham return

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London (AFP) Steve Bruce remains unbeaten as Aston Villa manager but his side were unable to get the better of one of his former clubs Birmingham City as their Championship match ended 1-1 on Sunday.

Bruce, who played for Birmingham and had a six year stint as manager before upping sticks in 2007, has so far guided Villa to two draws and a win since replacing Roberto di Matteo, who was sacked after a poor start to their second tier campaign.

Villa appoint Bruce as Di Matteo successor

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London (AFP) Aston Villa appointed Steve Bruce as the Championship side's new manager on Wednesday, the struggling second-tier English club confirmed.

Bruce, 55, replaces Roberto Di Matteo at the helm of a team who were relegated from the Premier League last season and who are now languishing in 19th place in the Championship.

Villa appoint Bruce as Di Matteo successor

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London (AFP) Aston Villa appointed Steve Bruce as the Championship side's new manager on Wednesday, the struggling second-tier English club confirmed.

Bruce, 55, replaces Roberto Di Matteo at the helm of a team who were relegated from the Premier League last season and who are now languishing in 19th place in the Championship.

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Pundit: This Aston Villa midfielder is the Mesut Ozil of the Championship

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Former Chelsea footballer, Tony Cascarino, in his column for The Times has shed light on what is going wrong for Steve Bruce at Aston Villa.

Cascarino writes that Villa’s main problem has been poor ‘recruitment’, as he feels the club “have got just about everything wrong” in the transfer market.

Aston Villa and West Ham competing to sign Carl Jenkinson

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Aston Villa and West Ham United are among the clubs competing to sign Arsenal right-back Carl Jenkinson on loan, according to the Birmingham Mail....

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Aston Villa: Steve Bruce Drops In For Pre-Match Kebab While Wearing Full Training Kit (Photo)

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"Onion rings or chips? Onion rings or chips? ...Both"

Good on Steve Bruce, for thinking nothing of preparing for today's Championship clash against Preston at Villa Park with a nourishing pre-game kebab; the food of kings.

Indeed, the Aston Villa manager was apparently spotted scouring the menu in a local fast food shop on the morning of the match, while wearing his full training gear.

Bruce starts Villa reign with draw; Norwich top Championship

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London (AFP) Steve Bruce began life as Aston Villa boss with a fortunate 1-1 draw at home to Wolves in their Championship clash on Saturday.

Bruce, who is Villa's fourth full-time manager since Paul Lambert was shown the door in January 2015, at least saw his side climb out of the relegation places but Wolves will be kicking themselves for not taking a hatful of chances.

Bruce starts Villa reign with draw; Norwich top Championship

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London (AFP) Steve Bruce began life as Aston Villa boss with a fortunate 1-1 draw at home to Wolves in their Championship clash on Saturday.

Bruce, who is Villa's fourth full-time manager since Paul Lambert was shown the door in January 2015, at least saw his side climb out of the relegation places but Wolves will be kicking themselves for not taking a hatful of chances.

Championship: Struggling Giants Aston Villa Appoint Steve Bruce As New Manager

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Championship strugglers Aston Villa have named ex-Birmingham City player and coach Steve Bruce as their new manager just over a week after Roberto Di Matteo was given the elbow at Villa Park.

The 55-year-old Bruce left Hull City in the summer after taking them back to the Premier League. Indeed, the former Manchester United defender has returned four sides to the top-flight in his managerial career, more than anyone else.

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Aston Villa send scouts to watch non-league starlet against Liverpool

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Aston Villa are among the Football League clubs monitoring the progress of Chester FC youngster Sam Hughes, according to the Chester Chronicle. The West Kirby-born 19-year-old is having a stellar...

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Aston Villa send scouts to watch non-league starlet against Liverpool

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Aston Villa are among the Football League clubs monitoring the progress of Chester FC youngster Sam Hughes, according to the Chester Chronicle. The West Kirby-born 19-year-old is having a stellar...

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Midlands Chinese takeover: After Gary Rowett’s Birmingham City sacking how are WBA, Aston Villa and Wolves faring under new ownership?

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Birmingham City fans pinching themselves at being seventh in the Championship table with limited resources and finally rid of controversial owner Carson Yeung came back to reality with a bang this...

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Midlands Chinese takeover: After Gary Rowett’s Birmingham City sacking how are WBA, Aston Villa and Wolves faring under new ownership?

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FA Cup 3rd Round: Stam returns to Old Trafford, Chelsea and Liverpool handed easy draws

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Championship side Reading will travel to Old Trafford to face Manchester United, the defending champions, in the 2016-17 FA Cup third round.

West Ham will host Manchester City in the all-Premier League ties, while Everton will take on Premier League champions Leicester City.

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Aston Villa Settle Twitter Spat With ‘Social Media Grudge Match’ Against Virgin Trains XI (Photos)

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Having found themselves embroiled in a (very) minor Twitter spat a couple of months ago, Aston Villaopted tosettle their beef mano a mano by sending a represetative XI to square off against Virgin Trains' works team.

It all began in the wake of Roberto Di Matteo's sacking in October, when Virgin seized their chance to engage in some corporate-approved social media banter with Villa.

Random: Aston Villa and Virgin Trains Get Into Lighthearted Twitter Spat Over Villans’ Current Travails

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Poor old Aston Villa have endured a terrible start to the Championship season after being relegated from the top-flight earlier this year. Despite spending a huge amount of money on players this summer, the Villans find themselves 19th in the division, with a second successive relegation a definite possibility.

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Confirmed By Skysports – £50,000-A-Week W/Cup Finalist Could Set For Man United Transfer

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Manchester United goalkeeper Sergio Romero could be set to leave the club with Boca Juniors keen on bringing him back to Argentina, according to Sky Sports.

However, any move for the United stopper would have to wait until the summer with Romero currently the club's only senior back-up keeper to David de Gea.

Chelsea make approach for exciting winger; Conte attracted by his 'lightening pace'

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Chelsea have been linked with a move for the highly rated 20-year-old winger, Adama Traoré, in the January transfer window. According to reports from Sky Sports, the Blues have made a formal approach to Middlesbrough over the availability of their young winger.

BREAKING: Sky sources: Chelsea approach Middlesbrough over the availability of winger Adama Traore: https://t.

Spurs 2-0 Villa: Five Lilywhite Observations

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From the sublime of the markedly, almost scarily professional dismantling of Chelsea, to the pointedly less sublime of an FA Cup 3rd round win against lower league gubbins. This looked every inch the performance of reserves that was advertised in the trailer.

1. First Half Snoozing

The first half was marvellously soporific stuff, as players, fans and the viewing public alike settled in for a gentle Sunday afternoon nap.

Ex-Spurs and Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood invades Swindon dugout

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Monday Kickoff: Rodriguez, Reus, Copa Libertadores and more

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The weekend proved a dangerous one for managers, while several stars could miss time over the international break.

James Rodriguez is dealing with a calf strain that could keep him out of action for Colombia'sWorld Cup qualifiers against Paraguay and Uruguay. (REPORT)

The Copa Libertadores is set to expand to 44 teams after opting to awardtwo more qualifying spots to Brazil and one more apiece to Argentina, Colombia and Chile.