Steven Fletcher of Sunderland scores past goalkeeper Julian Speroni of Crystal Palace

Sunderland's goalkeeper search set to go on after target signs new deal

Sunderland's search for a new goalkeeper will continue after Julian Speroni signed a new contract with Crystal Palace

Papiss Cisse of Newcastle United goes past Adrian Mariappa of Crystal Palace during the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Crystal Palace

Newcastle United 1 Crystal Palace 0: Mark Douglas' match analysis

Papiss Cisse and Hatem Ben Arfa should be part of Newcastle's plans as they start to look to the future

Sunderland's Fabio Borini

Norwich City v Sunderland preview: Borini still to prove he can be central figure

Fabio Borini might be a hero to Sunderland’s fans, but he still has to win over his coach, writes Stuart Rayner

Hatem Ben Arfa of Newcastle United

Newcastle v Crystal Palace preview: Divorce beckons, but we will miss Ben Arfa

Ben Arfa placed on notice by Pardew - but why would any team in need of creativity want to leave him out?

Fulham v Sunderland - Premier League

England only interested in top-eight players, says Adam Johnson

Sunderland's Adam Johnson has criticised Roy Hodgson's selection policy and Crystal Palace's negativity

Sunderland head coach Gus Poyet

Gus Poyet: Treat it like the last game of the season

Sunderland boss Gus Poyet is eyeing their Crystal Palace clash as the most important game of their campaign

Sunderland coach Gustavo Poyet

Gus Poyet focused on SAFC selection for Crystal Palace visit

Black Cats boss Gus Poyet is choosing from a fully-fit squad for their Premier League relegation tussle with Crystal Palace

Alan Pardew

Crystal Palace v Newcastle preview: Pardew happy to have played in frugal era

Alan Pardew today returns to Crystal Palace, his first senior club, and the club were it all began for the Newcastle United manager

Steven Fletcher

Steven Fletcher poised to return against Crystal Palace

Paolo Di Canio is poised to recall Steven Fletcher to his Sunderland side as he looks to give his red and white revolution lift-off at Crystal Palace tonight

Darren Bent in action for Aston Villa

Crystal Palace set to swoop for NUFC target Darren Bent

Crystal Palace are threatening Newcastle United's plans to bring Darren Bent to St James' Park

A view from the Gallowgate: Next season will hopefully be different

As A flight of fancy last Bank holiday, I decided to waste two hours of my life. I went to the pub and watched the Queen’s Arms, Watford play the King’s Head, Crystal Palace

Merouane Zemmama scores in Boro's match against Crystal Palace

Middlesbrough 2 Crystal Palace 1

TWO wins in a week at the Riverside may not make Middlesbrough title favourites, but it does offer grounds for optimism in a reshaped team.

Neymar of Brazil clashes with Tommy Smith of New Zealand

Brazil 3 New Zealand 0

WITH the exception of when Crystal Palace’s away strip used to mimic it, there is something special about a football team in the famous kit of Brazil.

Nathaniel Clyne of Crystal Palace

Newcastle United in meetings to sign Nathaniel Clyne

NEWCASTLE United have opened negotiations with Crystal Palace over full-back target Nathaniel Clyne.

Boro's Lukas Jutkiewicz in action

Middlesbrough 0 Crystal Palace 0

MIDDLESBROUGH boss Tony Mowbray admitted the intensity of the congested fixture card is having an effect on his depleted squad as a listless performance saw them grind out a goalless home draw.

Alan Pardew

Pardew insists Newcastle United are up for Cup

THE FA Cup has given Alan Pardew some of his greatest moments in football, from scoring the goal which saw Crystal Palace knock Liverpool out of a famous last-four meeting to final appearances with the Eagles and as West Ham United manager.

Crystal Palace 2 Middlesbrough 1

CRYSTAL Palace last night ended Middlesbrough’s proud unbeaten run by winning an entertaining Carling Cup third round tie 2-1 at Selhurst Park.

Middlesbrough's quality Crystal clear

RECORD-BREAKING Middlesbrough clawed to the top of the table with a gritty ten-man win at Crystal Palace - but boss Tony Mowbray wasn't impressed.

Crystal Palace 1 Middlesbrough 0

MIDDLESBROUGH boss Tony Mowbray is backing his team to bounce back in a mammoth month of testing clashes against the big boys.

Mowbray: Boro engine room is left depleted

TONY Mowbray will not allow an injury to Marvin Emnes to offer any excuses ahead of Middlesbrough’s crucial relegation face-off with Crystal Palace despite a crippling absentee list.


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Newcastle United Editor
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Sports Writer