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Metalist Kharkiv 0 Newcastle United 1 (Newcastle win 1-0 on aggregate)
Magpies buoyed by arrival of January transfer signings
A look ahead to tonight's Premier League fixture at Villa Park
BBC announce Match of the Day 2 presenter will be replaced from next season
Mick McCarthy is in pole position to become the new Ipswich manager, although an appointment is not expected today.
A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at the Stadium of Light
England were well below their best but managed to cling onto a precious point from their delayed World Cup qualifier with Poland in Warsaw.
Newcastle managing director Derek Llambias is confident the events of the past fortnight have helped to secure the long-term future of the club.
Roy Keane was in Turkey yesterday for talks about the managerial position at club side Kasimpasa but is ready to put such a move on hold to pursue his interest in the Blackburn Rovers vacancy.
What could thrill us more now than the start of a new football season? Just about anything...
Manchester City may have wrestled the title from their grasp, but Manchester United were today awarded two prestigious honours for their dominance of the Premier League.
Wayne Rooney's spectacular overhead kick in the Manchester derby in February 2011 has been voted as the greatest goal in the 20 seasons of the Premier League.
There was much deliberation in the North-east yesterday morning – ironically at Sunderland's Academy of Light before Martin O'Neill's press briefing – about how many forwards Shola Ameobi had seen off in his 11 years at Newcastle.
Arsenal 1 Queens Park Rangers 0
Watford have given manager Malky Mackay permission to speak to npower Championship rivals Cardiff.
Former Newcastle striker Alan Shearer has praised Andy Carroll's mental strength in bouncing back from his off-field problems.