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Sport West Ham striker Andy Carroll looks on at Stamford Bridge

A look ahead to this weekend's fixture at Upton Park

Alan Pardew praises Newcastle hat-trick hero Leon Best

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew watched striker Leon Best prove there is Barclays Premier League talent in the npower Championship as he tore West Ham apart.

Taylor reaps rewards for his loyalty with new five-year deal

The Newcastle United defender Steven Taylor is hopeful of spending the rest of his career at St James' Park after signing a new contract that will keep him at the club until the summer of 2016.

Tevez delights Mancini with pivotal display

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Football in Brief: Carroll's assault charge dropped; England friendly with Denmark; Barnett charged

Newcastle said yesterday they were "pleased" that an assault charge against their England striker Andy Carroll had been dropped. Carroll, who scored again in the weekend's 3-1 win over Liverpool, has been informed by the Crown Prosecution Service that it had reviewed the case against him and decided there was no realistic prospect of conviction.

Carroll assault charge dropped

Newcastle said today they were "pleased" that an assault charge against England striker Andy Carroll has been dropped.

James Lawton: Pardew resists temptation to grave-dance with new Toon

Newcastle give supporters reason to cheer but they should not celebrate too soon

Barton helps Magpies move on but leads tribute to departed Hughton

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Carroll puts Newcastle in festive mood

Newcastle United 3 Liverpool 1: Striker turns home fans' jeers at owner Ashley into cheers as Pardew era gets off to a flying start

Pardew makes winning start at Newcastle

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Newcastle will never flourish under Ashley, claims Keegan

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

Kevin Nolan vows to move on from Chris Hughton

Newcastle skipper Kevin Nolan has insisted he and his team-mates will move on quickly from the disappointment of losing manager Chris Hughton.

Pardew: My first job here is to win over the players – then the fans

The joke doing the rounds on Tyneside is that of the underwhelming 14 votes that Alan Pardew attracted out of more than 1,000 cast in a local newspaper poll to assess the fans' feelings about the next Newcastle United manager, two came from Mike Ashley and Derek Llambias, his right-hand man. The other 12 votes were from Sunderland supporters.

Newcastle fans dismayed by Alan Pardew appointment

New manager Alan Pardew faces a battle to win over the Newcastle supporters after the departure of Chris Hughton.

Kevin Nolan stunned by Chris Hughton departure

Newcastle captain Kevin Nolan admits the club's players are in shock following the sacking of manager Chris Hughton - but says the squad must stick together under his successor.

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