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Alan Pardew has praised his side's strength in depth following the 5-1 victory over Stoke

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Newcastle responded from going a goal down to put five past nine-man Stoke

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

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

The England manager made an appearance on Saturday night's Match of the Day
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Lineker claims that analysts on the highlight show cannot fit in the same detailed analysis as Sky into their limited coverage

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Mark Lawrenson to have 'reduced role' on Match of the Day

Long standing pundit squeezed out to make room for new additions

Martin Hardy on Newcastle up for sale

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The new director of football upset some fans with his comments

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Report comes from Sports Direct, the company owned by Mike Ashley

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Malky Mackay was once so irritated by Craig Bellamy's hyperactivity that he locked him in a toilet for four hours. But the inconvenience was strictly temporary, for today Cardiff City's talismanic star has matured into a model senior pro who, together with manager Mackay, is leading the Welsh club into the Premier League.

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The player's insistence that he did not know the meaning of the gesture seems ridiculous

Alan Pardew: Newcastle’s manager appreciates the owner’s support

Alan Pardew says it would be a 'massive' result if Newcastle beat Anzhi Makhachkala

The Magpies meet the vanquishers of Liverpool in the Europa League on Thursday

Shola Ameobi celebrates scoring from the spot in Ukraine last night

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Metalist Kharkiv 0 Newcastle United 1 (Newcastle win 1-0 on aggregate)

Alan Pardew: Newcastle’s manager appreciates the owner’s support

Newcastle eager to settle score against Tottenham

Magpies buoyed by arrival of January transfer signings

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BBC announce Match of the Day 2 presenter will be replaced from next season

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