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Loic Remy blasts in Newcastle's late winning goal against Aston Villa

Newcastle United 1 Aston Villa 0 match report: Loic Remy makes striking impression to take the heat off Alan Pardew

Pardew's team end a run of three successive Premier League defeats

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has been praised by David Moyes ahead of their match against Manchester United

Newcastle v Aston Villa: Paul Lambert pleased with improvements in defence

The Villains have matched last season's number of clean sheets

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew looks on

Premier League: Newcastle United v Aston Villa match preview

A look ahead to this weekend’s Premier League fixture at St. James' Park

Yoan Gouffran v Gabriel Agbonlahor: Head-to-head analysis ahead of the clash between Newcastle United and Aston Villa

Check out all the vital statistics concerning the two sides' players ahead of this weekend's Premier League meeting at St James' Park

Vince McMahon has been reported to be considering a takeover bid for Premier League club Newcastle United

Vince McMahon to buy Newcastle United? WWE owner 'sniffing around' with view to incredible takeover bid

The billionaire owner has been linked with becoming the latest American owner to invest in the Premier League, with a partnership between the Magpies and WWE getting fans excited across the globe

Mike Ashley has been defended by former captain Rob Lee who has admitted that 'sometimes it's better the devil you do know'

Former Newcastle captain Rob Lee stresses 'sometimes it's better the devil you know' after criticism of owner Mike Ashley

Ashley has shown a reluctance to invest in strengthening the squad but Lee supports the Londoner as he labels him a 'very clever man who runs the club well on the business side'

Loic Remy celebrates after scoring for Newcastle against Stoke

Newcastle striker Loic Remy to face no further action after arrest over rape claims in 2013

The Frenchman and two other men were informed that they will face no further action after a woman claimed she had been attacked last May

Nile Ranger has been arrested for allegedly breaching his bail conditions

Rape trial footballer Nile Ranger arrested

Ex-Newcastle United striker 'was held on suspicion of breach of bail conditions'

Emmanuel Adebayor celebrates opening the scoring for Spurs

Newcastle 0 Tottenham 4 match report: Outstanding Emmanuel Adebayor keeps Spurs firing emphatically for Tim Sherwood

Pressure now on Magpies manager Alan Pardew to halt miserable run of three successive defeats by three or more goals

Alan Pardew needs to be backed financially by Newcastle owner Mike Ashley, according to Rob Lee

Newcastle United v Tottenham: Premier League match preview

A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at St James’ Park

Moussa Sissoko v Mousa Dembele: Head-to-head analysis ahead of the clash between Newcastle and Tottenham

Check out all the vital statistics concerning the two sides' midfielders ahead of this week's Premier League meeting at St James' Park

Fulham will be wary of Daniel Sturridge

Premier League preview: A look at all the vital statistics ahead of this week's games, including Arsenal v Manchester United

Every team is in action this week with Fulham hosting Liverpool and Tottenham travelling to Newcastle. Providers of the largest online database for detailed football statistics WhoScored.com preview all of the matches

Eden Hazard celebrates his hat-trick for Chelsea in the win over Newcastle

Chelsea 3 Newcastle 0 match report: Jose Mourinho falls in love as Eden Hazard lights up the Bridge

The Chelsea manager waxes lyrical about the Belgian, after his hat-trick sinks Newcastle

Alan Pardew needs to be backed financially by Newcastle owner Mike Ashley, according to Rob Lee

Yohan Cabaye exit will be the first of many this summer if Newcastle owner Mike Ashley doesn't back Alan Pardew, says Rob Lee

The former Magpies captain believes that the squad needs reinforcement in the summer to keep their biggest names from leaving St James' Park

Alan Pardew has vowed to rebuild his Newcastle squad after the 3-0 defeat to Sunderland

Chelsea v Newcastle United: 'Jose Mourinho is wrong - Chelsea are title contenders,' claims Alan Pardew

Pardew's Newcastle take on Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday

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