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Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez ‘didn’t like’ challenge on keeper for Wolves equaliser

Wolves 1-1 Newcastle: Benitez disappointed with late goal against Wolves Rafael Benitez questioned the stoppage-time challenge on goalkeeper Martin Dubravka that resulted in Wolves salvaging a 1-1 draw against Newcastle. Defender Willy Boly headed past the Slovak in the 94th minute, although replays suggest he might have impeded Dubravka in doing so. “I didn’t like the challenge at the end,” said Magpies boss Benitez. “You have to protect the keeper. We have been here for years and it’s still very difficult to explain that.” When asked if Newcastle should have…

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Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-1 Newcastle United: Willy Boly header denies Newcastle

Boly jumped with Dubravka to bundle the ball home in the 95th minute Willy Boly scored a dramatic late equaliser for Wolves to deny Newcastle a precious victory in their battle against relegation from the Premier League. Rafael Benitez’s Newcastle had appeared on course to move three points clear of the relegation zone courtesy of Isaac Hayden’s goal earlier in the second half. But as the game drifted beyond the minimum four minutes allocated for added time, Boly climbed above Newcastle goalkeeper Martin Dubravka to head in Adama Traore’s cross.…

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Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 Newcastle United: Son Heung-min with late winner

Son Heung-min struck with just seven minutes remaining Tottenham moved into second in the Premier League as Son Heung-min struck late to deny a gallant Newcastle a point at Wembley Stadium. The South Korean forward benefitted from a Martin Dubravka error with seven minutes left as his powerful 20-yard shot went under the Newcastle goalkeeper’s body. The away side were well organised and gritty throughout, with Fabian Schar’s acrobatic goalline clearance to deny Christian Eriksen in the second half epitomising their spirit. Rafael Benitez’s side had chances of their own,…

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Blackburn 2-4 Newcastle: Rafael Benitez’s side win in FA Cup third-round replay

Joselu gives Newcastle the lead in extra time Newcastle scored two goals in extra time to defeat Blackburn in their FA Cup third-round replay at Ewood Park. Sean Longstaff scored after a minute for the visitors with a deflected 25-yard shot, before Callum Roberts added the second with a fine volley. But Adam Armstrong pulled one back from Danny Graham’s pass and Darragh Lenihan’s powerful header made it 2-2. In extra time, Joselu scored from a rebound and Ayoze Perez’s powerful strike sealed the win for the visitors. Spanish striker…

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Chelsea 2-1 Newcastle United: Pedro and Willian goals give hosts victory

Willian’s goal was his first in the Premier League since scoring in the 4-0 away win at Burnley on 28 October Chelsea moved one point behind third-placed Tottenham with a victory over a Newcastle side who are now in the relegation zone. Pedro gave the Blues an eighth-minute lead when he collected David Luiz’s ball over the top, took a touch, then shot past Martin Dubravka. But Newcastle equalised through Ciaran Clark’s powerful header when he got between Antonio Rudiger and David Luiz from Matt Ritchie’s corner. Willian won it…

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European Champions Cup: Montpellier 45-8 Newcastle Falcons

South-African born lock Paul Willemse was called up to France’s Six Nations squad on Thursday European Champions Cup – Pool Five Montpellier (12) 45 Tries: Nagusa, Reilhac, Willemse, Immelman 2, Janse van Rensburg, Ruffenach Cons: Pienaar 4, Paillaugue Newcastle (3) 8 Try: Kibirige Pen: Flood Newcastle are out of the Champions Cup after losing to Montpellier – their sixth successive defeat in all competitions. Montpellier claimed a bonus point after scoring seven tries, while Zach Kibirige crossed for Newcastle’s only try. Falcons, currently bottom of the Premiership table, will finish…

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EFL Trophy: Man City U21s progress, Sunderland beat Newcastle U21s

Manchester City Under-21 captain Luke Bolton started his side’s comeback after half-time Manchester City U21s fought back from 2-0 down to beat Rochdale 4-2 and reach the Checkatrade Trophy quarter-finals. Jimmy McNulty and Stephen Dooley put the hosts in control but City responded through Luke Bolton, Taylor Richards and two from substitute Jayden Braff. League One Sunderland beat Newcastle Under-21s 4-0 in front of a crowd of 16,654 at the Stadium of Light. Elsewhere, Portsmouth, Bristol Rovers, Oxford, Bury and Port Vale all progressed from their third-round ties. League Two…

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Newcastle Falcons 17-38 Harlequins: Quins move up to third as Falcons stay bottom

Danny Care proved instrumental for Harlequins at scrum-half in their five-try victory Gallagher Premiership Newcastle (3) 17 Tries: Goneva, Chick Cons: Connon 2 Pen: Connon Harlequins (28) 38 Tries: Crumpton, Earle, Ibitoye, Clifford, Dombrandt Cons: Smith 5 Pen: Smith Harlequins climbed to third in the Premiership as they dismantled bottom-placed Newcastle at Kingston Park. Tries from Max Crumpton, Nathan Earle, Gabriel Ibitoye and Jack Clifford had a bonus point in the bag by half-time. Alex Dombrandt added to that tally early in the second half with a fifth as Quins…

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Newcastle United 0-2 Manchester United: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wins fourth game from four

Manchester United kept only their third clean sheet in the league this season Substitute Romelu Lukaku scored with his first touch as Manchester United beat Newcastle United with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer becoming the second manager in the club’s history to win his first four league games in charge. The Norwegian emulates the feat of Sir Matt Busby in 1946. Lukaku, who had only been on the pitch 38 seconds, pounced on an error by Martin Dubravka with the Slovakia keeper spilling a free-kick by Marcus Rashford. Rashford doubled the lead…

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Liverpool 4-0 Newcastle: Reds six points clear at the top

Liverpool are unbeaten in their past 20 Premier League games stretching back to last season Liverpool extended their lead at the top of the Premier League to six points by beating Newcastle – because Manchester City, who started the day as their nearest challengers, lost at Leicester City. Goals by Dejan Lovren, Mohamed Salah from the penalty spot, Xherdan Shaqiri and substitute Fabinho, ensured Jurgen Klopp’s will start 2019 at the top of the table. Newcastle wasted a great chance to take the lead at 0-0 when Joselu failed to…

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