Martin Hardy

Martin Hardy is a football reporter at 'The Independent'.

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Sunderland fans enjoy the miracle escape

Sunderland 2 West Bom 0 match report: Fabio Borini strikes to help Sunderland complete miracle escape

To have won four games and drawn one in their last five is a run that has stunned everyone - and helped them secure their Premier League status
Alan Pardew admits he faces a challenge to change public opinion

Alan Pardew starting to buckle under weight of discontent at Newcastle United

Newcastle fans’ patience rapidly running out with manager of club who have lost four on the trot

Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley

Newcastle United set to appoint Lee Charnley as managing director to replace Derek Llambias

The role vacate by Joe Kinnear is not expected to be filled

Patrice Evra of Manchester United and Newcastle’s Fabrizio Coloccini contest possession

Bayern Munich v Manchester United: Confidence for Champions League return grows after rout against Newcastle

Premier League victory will only boost belief before Wednesday's second-leg in Germany

Andy Carroll found himself out of place at Brendan Rodgers’ Liverpool

West Ham United v Liverpool: Andy Carroll the Brendan Rodgers reject believes title is going to Anfield

Carroll saw enough in private to know what an influence Suarez is

Newcastle fans protest against the club’s owner Mike Ashley after poor results since Boxing Day

Newcastle fans to take part in open-top bus parade prior to Manchester United match

Ironic 'Magical Misery Tour' ahead of this weekend's game a response to the highs and lows of a difficult few months for Magpie supporters

Andy Caroll celebrates after his header opened the scoring last night

Sunderland 1 West Ham United 2 match report: Andy Carroll ignores boos to push Sunderland closer to the drop

The cacophony of jeers that echoed around the Stadium of Light were for the losers, Sunderland. West Ham once more won a football match (now six of their last nine) and heard the anger of supporters. None were from the 800 or so who had travelled north.

Ross Barkley silenced the Newcastle home fans after 22 minutes

Newcastle United 0 Everton 3 match report: Ross Barkley wonder goal makes him a must for a trip to the World Cup

Romelu Lukaku and Leon Osman were also on target at St James' Park

Yoan Gouffran in the dressing room at Newcastle United’s training ground at Darsley Park

Yoan Gouffran on what it’s like to get up close with Alan Pardew - Newcastle’s excitable manager

While the United boss has to stay away again, his ‘workaholic’ midfielder will keep calm and carry on, as ever

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