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Newcastle player Yohan Cabaye celebrates the first goal

Double injury blow for Newcastle as Steven Taylor and Yohan Cabaye are ruled out until February

With Newcastle struggling, Alan Pardew is dealt a further blow

A view of Old Trafford

Premier League set to pass crowds landmark

The Premier League will pass the 250million fan mark at tonight's games - 20 years after its launch.

Theo Walcott takes instructions from Arsene Wenger

Theo Walcott returns for Arsenal ahead of Everton match

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Mark Clattenburg, during the match which led to the devastating accusation of racism

Bruce Buck holds Mark Clattenburg talks as Chelsea seek to rebuild ties following 'racism' allegations

Chelsea made the first move towards a reconciliation with referee Mark Clattenburg when the club's chairman, Bruce Buck, paid him a personal visit yesterday.

Match Report: Wenger - I do know what I'm doing

Aston Villa 0 Arsenal 0: Arsenal manager reacts to fans' jeers over Giroud's substitution as his side fail to break down Villa

The Last Word: Clattenburg shows refs are human

The primal scream of a man denied natural justice contrasts vividly with Chelsea's self-serving crisis-management response

Mark Clattenburg will return to work on Sunday

Mark Clattenburg set to return to work on Sunday as fourth official at match between Tottenham and West Ham

The Durham-based official will resume refereeing duties next Wednesday when he takes charge of the Premier League game between Southampton and Norwich.

Derby County supporters can buy ‘pick-and-mix’ tickets

Martin Hardy: Derby roll out revolutionary ticket system to pull in punters

If you buy a ticket early, it is cheap. If you leave it late, it will be top dollar

'Racism has no place in football': Statement from Mark Clattenburg

Mark Clattenburg spoke of his relief and said the last few weeks had been "the most stressful of his life".

Drogba's season with Chinese Super League club Shanghai Shenhua finished this month

Drogba linked to Chelsea return: Striker asks Fifa for permission to make loan move

Didier Drogba was being linked with a sensational return to Chelsea today after Fifa confirmed the Shanghai Shenhua striker had asked their permission to join another club on loan outside the transfer window.

Champions League: Arsenal v Montpellier match preview

A look ahead to tonight's Champions League fixture at the Emirates

Harry Redknapp left Tottenham in June

Ukraine target Harry Redknapp for national job after Andriy Shevchenko rejects role

Harry Redknapp's agent has confirmed the Football Federation of Ukraine have made contact as they look to appoint a new manager.

Roberto Mancini has demanded his Manchester City side must improve if they are to beat Real Madrid

Roberto Mancini calls for 'perfect' showing against Real Madrid

They may have returned to the top of the Premier League table with a first five-goal victory of the campaign but Roberto Mancini has demanded his Manchester City side must improve if they are to beat Real Madrid.

Mancini calls for 'perfect' game to earn memorable Madrid win

Manchester City may have returned to the top of the Premier League table with a five-goal victory, but Roberto Mancini insisted that his side must improve if they are to beat Real Madrid.

Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo: Sir Alex Ferguson is my father in football

Cristiano Ronaldo has paid tribute to his former manager Sir Alex Ferguson, describing him as his ‘father in football’.

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