Newcastle United 0 Arsenal 1 - Stuart Rayner's match analysis

Steve Harper’s final game for Newcastle United was a fitting tribute to blind loyalty

Preview: Newcastle v Arsenal

Newcastle (from): Harper, Alnwick, Debuchy, Simpson, Santon, S. Taylor, Coloccini, Williamson, Yanga-Mbiwa, Perch, Tiote, Bigirimana, Cabaye, Anita, Gutierrez, Ben Arfa, Marveaux, Gosling, Obertan, Sammy Ameobi, Cisse, Gouffran, Campbell.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain backs Alan Pardew and NUFC

THERE was a message of support from one of Newcastle’s executioners on Saturday, as Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain backed Alan Pardew and Newcastle to come out fighting.

Sammy Ameobi

Newcastle United youth to get chance in Madeira

IT is a long way to go for Newcastle United’s young guns to learn home truths – 1,713 miles to be precise and almost to the tip of Africa.

New England manager Roy Hodgson

Euro 2012: Hodgson admits his side aren't the finished article

ENGLAND boss Roy Hodgson insisted his side remained a work in progress after their draw with France last night.

Euro 2012: A point gained but not proven for England

England made a solid but unspectacular start to Euro 2012. For Newcastle fans, the performance of France right-back Mathieu Debuchy was equally concerning argues chief sports writer Mark Douglas

New England manager, Roy Hodgson

Peter Beardsley tips Roy Hodgson to surprise people

PETER Beardsley believes the hand of history is on Roy Hodgson’s shoulder this summer.

New England manager Roy Hodgson

Sense of caution cloaks Roy Hodgson's final 23

FROM the Football Association’s safe pair of hands, the safest of squads.

Gabriel Obertan

Gabriel Obertan wants licence to thrill supporters

GABRIEL Obertan wants to be given a licence to attack this weekend – as he insists Newcastle should be looking to sign off their St James’ Park campaign with a flourish by winning five out of five.

England Under-21s 4 Belgium Under-21s 0

IF Stuart Pearce’s reign as England manager comes to an abrupt end before Euro 2012, he will at least have the consolation of returning to his regular role with the Young Lions in rude health.

Sunderland's Sebastian Larsson salutes the fans during the Arsenal game

Sunderland 2 Arsenal 0

WHEN Sunderland last knocked Arsenal out of the FA Cup to set up a 1973 final with Leeds United, few gave the Second Division club a prayer.

Arsenal Res 0 Sunderland Res 2

THE Martin O’Neill feel-good factor at Sunderland continued with the long-awaited return of senior men Michael Turner and Craig Gordon in yesterday’s second-string victory over Arsenal.

Sammy Ameobi

Sammy Ameobi eyes up a senior England cap

SAMMY Ameobi wants to go one step further than brother Shola and win an England senior cap after receiving a shock call for the under-21s.

Mick Wadsworth rings in the changes for Saints

WHEN Mick Wadsworth says today’s game at Southampton is a big one he means it, which is why the teenage stars of Friday’s draw with Tranmere Rovers have been left at home.

Hartlepool United 0 Southampton 0

INCONSISTENCY will probably rule Hartlepool United out of the League One promotion scrap but they remain more than capable of giving the division’s heavyweights a bloody nose.

Southampton 1 Carlisle United 0

CARLISLE manager Greg Abbott refused to be drawn on the referee at at St Mary’s despite a controversial second yellow card for left-back Gary Borrowdale proving to be the defining moment in the game.

Carlisle United 3 Southampton 2

NOVEMBER is rapidly becoming a month to remember for Greg Abbott and Carlisle United.

Southampton 3 Carlisle United 2

THE impressive St Mary’s stadium will have to settle for League One football again next season.

Carlisle boss faces tough final choices

GREG Abbott admits picking a Wembley team is a "heavy burden" on any football manager - and no decision he makes over the next 24 hours will be taken lightly.

Southampton 3 Hartlepool United 2

IT’S just one point from the last 30 available away from home for Hartlepool United, after they lost at Southampton last night.

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