Barnsley also slipped up at home to Reading
The unveiling of a bronze statue paying tribute to the former Newcastle striker and manager coincides with a run of five straight victories and eyes firmly on promotion to the Premier League
The Scots were the only country from the British Isles not to make it to France in the summer
Newcastle United 4 Reading 1: The Magpies get off and running in the Championship as Dwight Gayle scores a brace to ease the nerves in the North East
Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez hopes that his players have received a "wake-up call" after they were beaten 1-0 by Fulham in the first match of their Championship season on Friday night.
Matt Smith's first half header gave Fulham a 1-0 win on a night that showed Newcastle United what the Championship will be like this season
The Spaniard has taken a close look at the second tier of English football ahead of the new season
Rafa Benitez’s decision to stay on as manager of Newcastle has the bookmakers running scared ahead of the big Football League kick-off.
Today's transfer news and rumours as Europe's biggest clubs get down to business
Rafael Benitez does not wish to sell the 26-year-old France international
Townsend arrives after just five months with Newcastle, who have signed striker Gayle as part of the deal
Promoted Burton have a short journey to Nottingham Forest, Birmingham host Cardiff and new Rotherham boss Alan Stubbs has a home game with Wolves
Spaniard has received written assurances about the size of transfer budget and also level of control he will have
Owner wasted no time trying to convince the Spaniard to remain at St James' Park after witnessing the impact the former Liverpool and Real Madrid coach has had
Newcastle 5 Tottenham 1: Spurs needed just a draw to secure second spot but fell apart at St James' Park despite Newcastle being reduced to 10 men
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