Martin Hardy

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

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Emmanuel Adebayor celebrates opening the scoring for Spurs

Newcastle 0 Tottenham 4 match report: Outstanding Emmanuel Adebayor keeps Spurs firing emphatically for Tim Sherwood

Pressure now on Magpies manager Alan Pardew to halt miserable run of three successive defeats by three or more goals

Mike Ashley and Joe Kinnear enjoy their seats at the heart of St James's Park
Mike Ashley and Joe Kinnear enjoy their seats at the heart of St James's Park

Newcastle v Sunderland: Mike Ashley faces new storm if Newcastle lose again

Sunderland go into today’s Tyne-Wear derby revitalised under Gus Poyet, who has quickly seized control, and looking to pile more misery on their local rivals after Yohan Cabaye’s exit

Gus Poyet has seen his Sunderland side thrive in the cups, having won just three times in the league

Sunderland v Manchester United: Gus Poyet tells Sunderland to stop Jekyll and Hyde act and seize big chance in Capital One Cup

Gus Poyet slowly rolled the fingers of his left hand into a fist. “When the opportunity to play in a cup final comes along, you must grasp it,” he said. At least when it comes to cup football, the players he took over in October have listened.

Glenn Whelan is sent-off for Stoke in their match against Newcastle United.

Newcastle United 5 Stoke City 1 match report: Mark Hughes fumes as Toon sweep aside nine-man Stoke

Potters had taken the lead but two red cards in three minutes saw their challenge fade as Newcastle ran out easy victors

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich would like his club to play with flair

Jose Mourinho hints at defying Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich in bid to avoid further defeats

Portuguese may have to dilute his team's current cavalier style

Ki Sung-Yong of Sunderland celebrates scoring the winning goal

Sunderland 2 Chelsea 1 match report: Jose Mourinho out of Capital One Cup following extra-time strike from Ki Sung-yueng

Chelsea manager's priority is Monday’s trip to the Emirates in the Premier League as he makes eight changes to his side for Cup tie

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich would like his club to play with flair

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho may defy owner Roman Abramovich to avoid defeats

Portuguese may have to dilute his team's current cavalier style

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Sunderland's Phil Bardsley got the winner against Manchester City

Paolo di Canio was out to destroy me, claims Sunderland defender Phil Bardsley

Bardsley is much happier under Gus Poyet

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