Manchester United player Jonny Evans (r) looks on as Papiss Cisse of Newcastle appears to spit during the Premier League match at St James’ Park. Photograph:  Stu Forster/Getty Images

Jonny Evans has denied spitting at Papiss Cissé during the pair’s clash at St James’ Park, while the Newcastle striker has apologised for his role in (...)

 Manchester United’s Ashley Young  celebrates scoring the wining goal in the Premier League game against Newcastle United at St James’ park. Photograph:  Lindsey Parnaby/EPA

Newcastle United 0 Manchester United 1An apparent first-half spitting contest between Papiss Cissé and Jonny Evans provided some unwanted controversy (...)

David Silva scored twice for Manchester City as they closed the gap on league leaders Chelsea after their 5-0 win over Newcastle. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Manchester City 5 Newcastle United 0Manchester City warmed up for Tuesday’s visit of Barcelona in style by crushing Newcastle 5-0 on a perfect day for(...)

Papiss Demba Cisse  scores Newcastle’s goal against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park

Crystal Palace 1 Newcastle United 1Neither Alan Pardew nor the travelling Newcastle support could boast victory in their reunion battle as Crystal Pal(...)

Daniel Sturridge is expected to return to the Liverpool team for the first time since August for their Premier League meeting with West Ham at Anfield. Photograph:   Alex Livesey/Getty Images

SATURDAY Hull (18) v Newcastle (11), 12.45pm - Live BT Sports 1 Hull should welcome back strikers Nikica Jelavic and Abel Hernandez. The duo (...)

Chelsea’s Diego Costa celebrates his goal during their  Premier League  match against Newcastle United at Stamford Bridge. Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

Chelsea 2 Newcastle 0Jose Mourinho may have again landed himself in hot water by voicing his opinions but he left it to his Chelsea players to do the (...)

Adam Johnson of Sunderland scores the winning goal late on in the premier league match against Newcastle at   St James’ Park. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Newcastle 0 Sunderland 1Newcastle United are supposed to be counter-attacking specialists but they ended up being hoist by their own petard as a brill(...)

Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane (C) celebrates scoring a goal with Benjamin Stambouli (L) and Andros Townsend during their English League Cup quarter-final win over Newcastle United at White Hart Lane

Tottenham Hotspur 4 Newcastle United 0This time it was Newcastle United who switched off. A mere 34 seconds were on the clock at the beginning of the (...)

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud (left) celebrates with Danny Welbeck after  scoring   against Newcastle  at The Emirates Stadium. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga /  EPA

Arsenal 4 Newcastle United 1 Olivier Giroud and Santi Cazorla both scored twice as Arsenal closed back up on the Barclays Premier League’s top (...)

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho in a reflective mood  at St James’s Park, Newcastle. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Jose Mourinho was left complaining about ball-boys and spectators after seeing his Chelsea side’s unbeaten start to the season come to an end at Newca(...)