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San Lorenzo set deadline to sign want-away Newcastle captain Fabricio Coloccini

The Independent revealed the defender wanted to return home

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Baines and Anichebe add to Newcastle's growing misery

It is possible to sell very good footballers and emerge as a serious force in English football. That may be a crumb of comfort to Newcastle's supporters this morning. There are not many more. Everton continued their excellent season by climbing to fifth place in the Premier League. They will still believe the Champions League is possible.

The ball slams into the back of the net from Leighton Baines’ stunning free-kick
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Alex Ferguson adopts pragmatic view at Manchester United with clean conscience

Manchester United 1 West Ham United 0

The sporting week ahead (11/11/12)

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Andy Carroll is on loan at West Ham

Thanks Andy! Newcastle credit recent success to £35m sale of Carroll

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has called the fee Liverpool paid for Andy Carroll “astronomical”, and credited the Magpies recent success to his departure.

Round-up: Sharp at the double for Saints

Two second-half goals by Billy Sharp, the Southampton striker who joined Saints from Doncaster Rovers in January, eased his side to a 2-0 win over visitors Rovers and move them nine points clear of third-placed West Ham United. Sharp headed in his first just before the hour and wrapped up the win when he fired home from inside the area with 15 minutes remaining.

League round-up: Coppinger halts nervy Hammers

Adam Lallana's two goals gave the Championship leaders Southampton a 2-0 win over Barnsley and Saints now lead by three points after second-placed West Ham were held to a fourth consecutive home draw, 1-1 by Doncaster Rovers. Reading, third, moved level on points with the faltering Hammers after a comfortable 3-1 home win over Leicester City.

Kevin Nolan scores the opening goal

Rejuvenated Nolan reduces Cardiff to running on empty

Cardiff City 0 West Ham United 2

Taylor pays dues to lift flagging spirits

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Enrique voices concerns over future of Newcastle

Jose Enrique, Liverpool's new left-back following his protracted £6m departure from Newcastle United, has called into question the direction, ambitions and focus of his former side.

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