Peter Beardsley tips Roy Hodgson to surprise people

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

Alan Shearer says hard work starts now for NUFC - VIDEO

TOON legend Alan Shearer says Newcastle United's hard work starts now after they qualified for the Europa League.

Celtic are eyeing a move for Craig Gordon

CRAIG Gordon is moving closer to joining Celtic this summer in a move which will see him leave Sunderland on a free transfer.

Sunderland 0 Manchester United 1 - Neil Cameron's match analysis

MARTIN O'Neill was able to look Sir Alex Ferguson straight in the eye last night and say his team played with complete integrity throughout yesterday's incredible match at the Stadium of Light.

Fraizer Campbell hoping to end season on a high

FRAIZER Campbell will not get his ideal final game of the season with a Sunderland win and a 20th Premier League title for his former club Manchester United.

Ahmed Elmohamady hoping for a final chance

AHMED Elmohamady is back on Wearside hoping for one last chance of a Sunderland future.

NUFC close in on Man Utd's Ravel Morrison

NEWCASTLE United want to make Manchester United wonder kid Ravel Morrison their first January transfer window signing – but will have to nearly double their initial offer to get him.

Danny Simpson on his ups and downs at NUFC

AFTER helping Newcastle United to a famous victory over his hometown club, Danny Simpson’s phone was in danger of meltdown.

Alan Pardew: Clubs do not dare rest their best against NUFC

ENGLAND’S top clubs no longer dare risk resting their top players at St James’ Park – according to Alan Pardew.

Yohan Cabaye looking to slay giants Manchester United

THE last five days have been a reminder of why the Premier League is so loved around the world – Manchester United humbled by Blackburn Rovers, Sunderland beating Manchester City, Chelsea shocked by Aston Villa.

Demba Ba off to make country proud in African Cup of Nations

HE will leave Tyneside with a heavy heart, but Demba Ba feels the pull of national service next month is too pressing to ignore.

Keeping the faith has paid off for Tim Krul

SELF-BELIEF is the reason for Tim Krul’s emergence as one of the Premier League’s most impressive goalkeepers, according to Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew.

Tough work pinning down Rooney - Pardew

ALAN Pardew admits Wayne Rooney is a “problem” for Newcastle United.

Newcastle United look to buck Manchester trend

IT used to be capital punishment down in London – now Greater Manchester is where Newcastle fear to tread.

Keiren Westwood will shine for SAFC – Michael Turner

MICHAEL TURNER is backing Keiren Westwood to shine after the Republic of Ireland goalkeeper’s heroic Premier League debut at Old Trafford.

Danny Guthrie basking in the limelight of high-flying campaign

ONCE upon a time, when he was still a Liverpool player hoping to unseat Steven Gerrard in the Anfield engine room, Danny Guthrie was asked by a football magazine what superpower he would most like to have.

Manchester United 1 Sunderland 0

PERHAPS it was inevitable Steve Bruce would wake up yesterday with a colossal headache and no more points than he started the weekend with, but the unexpected causes of both will infuriate him, and the headache may take a long time to clear.

Demba BA striking out as NUFC attacking hero

DEMBA BA is striking out as Newcastle United’s new attacking hero, but he doesn’t want the number nine.

Tony Mowbray praises Boro's Rhys Williams

MIDDLESBROUGH boss Tony Mowbray has hailed utility man Rhys Williams and says there should be more like him in football.

£8m striker Connor Wickham has been granted the luxury of time

THE time for Sunderland’s £8m teenager Connor Wickham to come of footballing age could well be nigh.

Steve Bruce told to wait on Danny Welbeck decision

STEVE Bruce has been told to wait until Danny Welbeck returns to pre-season training with Manchester United to ask whether the England Under-21 international can return to Sunderland next season, writes LUKE EDWARDS.

Steven Taylor is urged to grasp his chance

STEVEN Taylor has been told to galvanise a flagging career after Alan Pardew suggested the centre-back’s development has stagnated at Newcastle United.

Early memories of Wembley still fill Ian Miller with awe

AS a nine-year-old, Ian Miller went to Wembley to watch his beloved Colchester United win the FA Trophy.

Referee praised for role in NUFC draw against Manchester United

ALAN Pardew paid tribute to referee Lee Probert for the part he played in helping Newcastle United to the 40-point mark.

Steve Harper injury gives Tim Krul a promotion

TIM Krul could be Newcastle United’s last line of defence as Wayne Rooney and company look to take their frustrations out on the Magpies tonight.

Joey Barton snubbed by Professional Footballers’ Association

This year’s PFA Team of the Season was named on Sunday, minus Joey Barton.

Danny Simpson - moving up to Newcastle saved my career

DANNY Simpson had the swagger, the talk and the attitude. He had the ego, the fast car, the bling, the girls and the celebrity friends.

Lee Cattermole still hoping for top-10 finish

SUNDERLAND'S players have been given a few history lessons this week.

Blackburn Rovers 0 Newcastle United 0

PAUL Robinson pulled off a superb second half save to deny Newcastle victory at Ewood Park on a day both sides had cause to be dissatisfied with a point.

Bruce is still protective of Jordan Henderson

ONE day Jordan Henderson will play for someone else, but right now the midfielder cannot even get a weekend off from Sunderland duties.

Cats at a crossroads with Bent move close

IT wasn’t supposed to end like this. Darren Bent was the poster boy of the Steve Bruce revolution – his £10million signing proof that Sunderland possessed the lure and financial might to attract players of international pedigree to Wearside.

Sunderland striker Darren Bent in talks over Villa move

SUNDERLAND striker Darren Bent is believed to be in talks with Aston Villa over an £18m move to the Midlands side.

Sunderland 0 Blackpool 2

BLACKPOOL’S season has been such a story of surprises, perhaps no one should raise an eyebrow any more.

Manchester United 2 Sunderland 0

POPPING around to see the relatives at Christmas can often seem like a good idea, but does not always end as you hoped.

Deal for Sunderland to sign Danny is possible

IN public at least, Steve Bruce has written off his chances of being able to sign Danny Welbeck from Manchester United.

Andy Carroll frightens defenders, says Shola

ANDY Carroll has got Premier League defenders running scared as Newcastle United’s number nine continues to improve his all-round game.

Danny Welbeck refuses to commit to Cats

DANNY Welbeck has admitted four months at the Stadium of Light have done more for his career than staying at Manchester United could - but has stopped short of saying he would like to grant Steve Bruce's wish and make the move permanent.

England call for Andy and Jordan?

NORTH East hot prospects Andy Carroll and Jordan Henderson are poised for a first call-up to the senior England squad.

Black Cats have ability to keep key personnel

SUNDERLAND are in a position to resist anything but “silly money” for their star performers, but just as importantly Steve Bruce believes his top players can see a club going places.

Andy Carroll told to focus on his football

ANDY Carroll has been told to put an end to his off-the-pitch troubles as Chris Hughton admitted he is still to decide whether the striker should keep his place in the side against West Ham United this weekend.

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