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Newcastle deserve promotion says Hughton

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Nolan kick-starts promotion party

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Newcastle sealed a return to the Premier League tonight after promotion rival Nottingham Forest failed to beat Cardiff, guaranteeing the Magpies a top two finish in the Championship.

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Sheffield Wednesday 2 Newcastle United 2: Magpies' new lease of life means manager has no need to speculate in transfer window while Wednesday make do and mend to try to halt slide, writes Jeremy Cross

League round-up: Moore the merrier as Albion respond to Di Matteo rant

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Magpies find that Hassell is too much to handle

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Hughton tips Harper for England

Newcastle manager thinks goalkeeper's superb season makes him Capello candidate
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