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You Saw Mike Ashley’s Commitment On Saturday

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The news over the weekend was that for the first time ever it seems, Newcastle owner Mike Ashley went into the dressing room after the game to congratulate the manager and the players on their first league win of the season. Mike Ashley on Saturday a smiling owner As we've mentioned before the very [.

It Wasn’t Pretty – We’ve Let The Fans Down – But We Have Spirit

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In the last five games since we were demolishedby Southampton 4-0 on the south coast, it's been hard to fault our players, who have played their hearts out and maybe we have lacked some skill and some class, but the effort has been there and quite honestly that has been good to see. [...]

Newcastle 1 Leicester 0 – Eight Minute Video Highlights

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Here's the best video we can find of the highlights of yesterday's 1-0 home win over Leicester City at St. James' Park that gave usour first league win of the season. Good action shot of Gabby Obertan yesterday Here's the eight minute video enjoy. You can follow us on our three social media sites [.

Gabby Obertan And Steven Taylor Interview After Match – Video

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Here is an interview after the game yesterday with our Man of the Match Gabby Obertan, and with local lad Steven Taylor, who had a solid game in central defense yesterday in place of the inured Mike Williamson. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgveLCYa6RY Comments welcome. You can follow us on our three social media sites below:

Time For Mike Ashley To Change The Way He Runs Newcastle

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We were very pleased to hear that Mike Ashley went into the dressing room after the game yesterday to congratulate the lads on a very good win and a decent performance on the day that was showing his human side and Mike needs to do more of that at Newcastle. A smiling Mike Ashley [...]

Hats Off To This Player Yesterday

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The video screen wasn't secured well enough yesterday and that caused a delay in the kickoff of the game against Leicester for an hour, Cheick Tiote was injured in the warmup and had to be replaced by Vurnon Anita, and the news was also coming through that Newcastlehad stopped providing food for the journalists in [.

Pardew Keen to Build on First Win After 1-0 Victory Against Leicester

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Newcastle boss Alan Pardew will not allow his players to rest on their laurels after they finally ended their wait for a first Barclays Premier League win of the season at the eighth attempt.

A rare goal from French midfielder Gabriel Obertan was enough to secure a 1-0 victory over Leicester at St James' Park in a game which was delayed by an hour because of problems with a newly-erected big screen.

Newcastle Must Get Their Act Together – Now Face Hefty Fine

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As we mentioned in a report we put out before the gameyesterday, Newcastle could now face a big fine from the FA and Premier League, after the club were forced to delay the start of their Premier League game with Leicester City for an hour, because the new large video screen was unstable and was [.

Pardew’s BBC Sports Interview After The Win – Video

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Alan Pardew today at St. James' Park It's good to look at the video of Alan Pardew's interviews after the game, because sometimes the words don't carry the full meaning here's Alan's interview with BBC Sports after our first league win against Leicester City today. That was the first time owner Mike Ashley has [.

QPR

Top five conclusions: QPR 2-3 Liverpool

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1. Queens Park Rangers need to draw positives from their performance Harry Redknapp could not believe how his side finished this game with nothing....

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Tactical Review: QPR 2-3 Liverpool

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Queens Park Rangers tactics Harry Redknapp started with yet another different system for this game. This time he opted for a 4-4-2 formation with a...

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Brendan Rodgers Full of Praise for Raheem Sterling After Late Win Against QPR

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Brendan Rodgers hailed Raheem Sterling's "courage and cleverness" in providing the perfect riposte to "unfortunate" criticism of his England omission as Liverpool tiptoed to a 3-2 victory at QPR.

Sterling shook off controversy over claims he complained of tiredness in the build-up to England's Euro 2016 qualifier in Estonia to mastermind Liverpool's patchy Loftus Road win.

Liverpool ‘worst in the league at defending set-pieces’, says Jamie Carragher

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Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has touted his former side as the worst in the Premier League when it comes to defending set-pieces. The Reds'...

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Photo: Raheem Sterling celebrates Liverpool win with picture from his QPR days

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Loading Back to where it all started great win from the boys 3 points yerrrr boiiii View on Instagram Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling celebrated...

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Video: Spectacular Mario Balotelli miss (QPR vs Liverpool)

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Mario Balotelli is still waiting for his first Premier League goal for Liverpool and he won't get many better chances than this. The...

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QPR vs Liverpool and Stoke vs Swansea; TV Times and Open Thread

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Pressure is building on Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp. The R's are locked to the bottom of the Premier League table with just 4 points from 7 games. A heavy defeat at home could be sealthe fate of Redknapp at Loftus Road.

At the same time, Liverpool currently sits in 10th position with 10 points, but a win could leapfrog them into fifth.

QPR vs Liverpool Team News: Emre Can starts for Liverpool, QPR drop ex-Man Utd defender Rio Ferdinand

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Liverpool team Mignolet, Johnson, Skrtel, Lovren, Enrique, Gerrard, Can, Sterling, Henderson, Lallana, Balotelli. Subs: Jones, Manquillo, Toure,...

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Stoke City

Swansea Manager Garry Monk Fumes at Victor Moses Penalty Decision

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Garry Monk accused Stoke's Victor Moses of cheating by making a "blatant dive" in Swansea's 2-1 defeat at the Britannia Stadium, adding that the winger should be ashamed of himself and punished for his actions.

Swans boss Monk was left fuming at the Potters' equalizer in the Barclays Premier League contest, which came in the 43rd minute after Moses went to ground in the visitors' box under the attentions of Angel Rangel.

Tactical Review: Stoke City 2-1 Swansea City

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Stoke City tactics Mark Hughes knew that his opponents had technically superior players who were likely to out-pass his side, so he mixed his usual...

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Chelsea

Why The Chelsea Midfield Is Nearly Impossible To Play Against

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Why The Chelsea Midfield Is Nearly Impossible To Play Against - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea continued their unbeaten start to the season with a comfortable 2-1 win away at Crystal Palace on Saturday. In this same fixture last season, the Blues struggled to break down a dogged Palace side and ended up on the wrong side of a 1-0 scoreline.

VIDEO: Crystal Palace 1-2 Chelsea - Full Highlights.

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Chelsea extended their unbeaten record and five point lead at the top of the Premier League with a 2-1 win over Crystal Palace. Goals from Oscar and Cesc Fabregas sealed the three points for Jose Mourinho.



Video: Southampton boss Ronald Koeman thanks Chelsea’s Jose Mourinho for Sunderland motivation

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Southampton manager Ronald Koeman has joked that Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho motivated his side to beat Sunderland 8-0 yesterday. Mourinho had...

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Top five conclusions: Crystal Palace 1-2 Chelsea

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1. Chelsea are still a stronger side than they were last season, even without Diego Costa This game was an opportunity to assess Chelsea without...

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Crystal Palace vs Chelsea Player Ratings

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League leaders Chelsea came to Selhurst Park attempting to keep their lead at the top of the Premier League at 5 points. Having suffered a defeat there last season, Chelsea made sure they were better equipped for Crystal Palace's pressure. They emerged victorious 2-1, with goals from Oscar and Cesc Fabregas.

Chelsea Maintain Premier League Lead While Arsenal Stumble Again

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Cesc Fabregas scored early in the second half as Chelsea maintained their five-point lead at the top of the table with a 2-1 win away to Crystal Palace. Sergio Aguero scored all four in a 4-1 win for Manchester City over Tottenham in the lunchtime kick-off, while Danny Welbeck netted in injury time to salvage a 2-2 draw for Arsenal at home to Hull.

Jose Mourinho Refuses to Call the Premier League Title [VIDEO]

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Jose Mourinho believes his unbeaten Chelsea side would be champions elect in any other championship than the Premier League after their scintillating start to the season.

Chelsea lacked "balls" in last season's defeat at Crystal Palace which saw Mourinho concede the title, but on their return to Selhurst Park the Blues secured a seventh win from eight matches this term courtesy of sublime Oscar and Cesc Fabregas goals in a 2-1 win.

Arsene Wenger

Watch the Arsene Wenger Interview That Labeled Him Arrogant and Patronizing [VIDEO]

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After Arsenal's 2-2 draw against Hull City on Saturday, BBC reporter Jacqui Oatley interviewed Arsene Wenger and asked him some point-blank questions about why he believes Arsenal are not winning as many matches as they should.

While the questions were pretty straightforward, Wenger was on the defensive and didn't like the manner of the questions.

Class of 2014-15 – could do better?

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Bit of a worrying performance, that one.

In midfield and up front it was a pretty decent team on paper, but we seemed very ineffectual with our possession.

Our only tactic seems to be to try and one-two our way through packed defences, but when that doesn't work we look a bit lost.

Apart from a few periods this season (first half hour v Man City, the 3-goal burst against Villa, beating Galatasaray) we don't seem to be gelling.

Arsenal 2-2 Hull: Unfocused Arsenal drop bad points

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Well, so much for this being the start of a run of games that might see the team find some form and rhythm. Although we began well, we soon self-destructed in typical Arsenal style and in the end we were lucky to salvage a point with a late Danny Welbeck goal.

Arsene Wenger: We Blame Ourselves After 2-2 Draw With Hull

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger felt his side only had themselves to blame after having to battle back to secure a 2-2 draw against Hull with a stoppage-time equalizer from Danny Welbeck at the Emirates Stadium.

The Gunners, with a makeshift defense and missing Mesut Ozil because of a knee injury, had taken an early lead through a fine finish from Alexis Sanchez and looked on their way to victory.

Coaching

It Was A Great Win Yesterday – But Still Lots To Do

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It was really great to get our first league win of the season yesterday against Leicester City, but we missed three good chances that we should really have converted, and it took a Gabby Obertan special after 71 minutes to get us the win, and it was a hard-fought win by our lads. Alan Pardew [...

Pardew’s Sky Sports Interview After The Win – Video

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Alan Pardew doing the rumba this afternoon Here is Alan Pardew's Sky Sports interview after the 1-0 win against Leicester City at St. James' Park today our first league win of the season and Alan says he now want the side to build on this win. Mike Ashley was in the dressing room after [...]

Sunderland

Photo: Southampton fan claims Sunderland’s Santiago Vergini ‘hit’ him over cheeky 8-0 picture

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Me with Sunderland CB and own goal scorer Santiago Vergini....he genuinely hit me after this #SaintsFC pic.twitter.com/FnEUP8gpzE Samuel...

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Sunderland Manager Gus Poyet Embarrassed by 8-0 Rout Against Southampton

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Gus Poyet was left bemoaning the most embarrassing moment of his football career after his Sunderland side were hammered 8-0 at Southampton.

The Uruguayan saw the Black Cats score two own goals on their way to their biggest ever Barclays Premier League defeat as a Graziano Pelle brace, as well as goals from Jack Cork, Dusan Tadic, Victor Wanyama and Sadio Mane sealed a memorable afternoon for the hosts.

Tottenham Hotspur

Top five conclusions: Man City 4-1 Tottenham

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1. Spurs could not force Mozart to hit the wrong notes In the build-up to this game, Mauricio Pochettino complimented Sergio Aguero's special talent...

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Tactical Review: Man City 4-1 Tottenham

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Manchester City tactics With Yaya Toure not fit to start, Manuel Pellegrini could not play with two strikers so the Chilean manager started with...

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The Rest

Interview With Nate Abaurrea; World Soccer Talk Podcast Analyst

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If you've listened to the World Soccer Talk Podcast this season, you'll be familiar with the voice of the Liverpool Football Club-lovingNate Abaurrea, the American who has added an unpredictability to the podcast with his wit, sharp analysis, football songs and walks down memory lane.

But that's just scratching the surface.

ESPN FC Website Now Publishing Premier League Goal Highlights

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ESPN has begun publishing goal highlights from the Premier League on its ESPN FC website.

The new development began today during Gameweek 8 of the Premier League. Previously, the NBC Sports website had exclusive online rights to goal highlights from August 2013 onwards. However, the recent development reveals that NBC Sports must have agreed to sublicense online highlights to ESPN whereby both NBC Sports and ESPN share the Premier League highlights on their respective websites.

West Ham United Manager Sam Allardyce Celebrates 60th With Win Against Burnley

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Sam Allardyce headed off to begin his 60th birthday celebrations with a spring in his step after seeing West Ham defeat Burnley to go fourth in the Barclays Premier League table.

Allardyce turns 60 on Sunday and the former Blackburn manager is staying in the north west to mark the occasion.

Roberto Martinez Lavishes Praise on Barkley After Everton’s 3-0 Win Against Aston Villa

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Everton manager Roberto Martinez hailed the return of Ross Barkley after the England international's first appearance of the season contributed to their first home league win.

The 20-year-old played 65 minutes after recovering from a knee injury on the eve of the campaign and was instrumental in the 3-0 victory against Aston Villa, pulling the strings as Phil Jagielka and Romelu Lukaku scored before Seamus Coleman, also coming back from injury, added the third.