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Papiss Cisse and Cheick Tiote assure Newcastle fans the players are united and committed in face of relegation

Two heavy defeats have put the Magpies in the relegation mix

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Newcastle hit by serious injuries to both Ryan Taylor and Tim Krul - with both out for the rest of the season

Defender could miss entirety of next season with cruciate knee ligament injury

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Manchester City midfielder has been accused of inconsistency

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Gary Cahill's injury opened up a place in the squad

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Newcastle vow to tackle FA over rules after Callum McManaman escapes punishment

Inability to punish Wigan player for dangerous play means laws are 'unfit for purpose', say Magpies

Callum McManaman

'He has not a nasty bone': Roberto Martinez defends Callum McManaman after 'horror challenge'

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