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Outspoken QPR midfielder speaks about Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger ahead of Sunday's clash with Chelsea

Joey Barton: 'I'm worthy of England place'

Newcastle midfielder Joey Barton believes his form this season has warranted an England call-up and insists his absence from the national team set-up must be for non-football reasons.

Newcastle shocked by Stevenage salvo

Stevenage 3 Newcastle United 1: League Two side exact revenge for controversial defeat 13 years ago but win is marred by coin-throwing and assault

Best hat-trick puts shambolic West Ham back on the bottom

Newcastle United 5 West Ham United 0

Best runs riot against woeful Hammers

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Pardew urges local pair to stay

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has told local boys Andy Carroll and Steven Taylor they can achieve their ambitions on Tyneside.

West Ham close to Sidwell signing

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Barton helps Magpies move on but leads tribute to departed Hughton

Newcastle United 3 Liverpool 1

The king is dead, long live the king, says man-of-match Barton

Alan Pardew was celebrating a flying start to his life with the Magpies last night but the player who performed the pivotal part in Newcastle United's 3-1 home victory against Liverpool dedicated his man-of-the-match champagne not to the new man in the hot seat at St James' Park but to the manager who was deemed surplus to requirements by the Tyneside club last Monday. Joey Barton, the scorer of Newcastle's second goal and the chief driving force in their first victory in six matches, said his award was a tribute to Chris Hughton.

Newcastle will never flourish under Ashley, claims Keegan

Club's 'Messiah' hails sacked Hughton for his success in 'impossible environment'

Hold The Back Page: 13/11/2010

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That one big punch

Not Joey Barton on Morten Gamst Pedersen, but Audley Harrison on finding a way past the lighter, more nimble, faster-mouthed David Haye in tonight's all-British heavyweight world title bout.

FA charge Barton with violent conduct

Newcastle midfielder Joey Barton is facing a three-match ban after being charged with violent conduct by the Football Association.

Barton was foolish says Blackburn assistant

Blackburn assistant manager Neil McDonald has described Joey Barton's actions as "foolish" after the Newcastle midfielder appeared to punch Morten Gamst Pedersen in last night's Barclays Premier League game at St James' Park.

Last-gasp Coloccini ruins N'Zogbia's quest for revenge

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Davies defends Allardyce in row over dangerous play

Bolton captain cries foul at Murphy's criticism of his manager

Johnson strike gives City three points

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