Newcastle boss Alan Pardew. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire.

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Republic of Ireland goalkeeper returns to the national squad after two-year absence. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho.

Senior Republic of Ireland international John O’Shea has called on West Ham midfielder Mark Noble to make a swift decision on his international futur(...)

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Manchester City substitute Sergio Aguero celebrates scoring the second goal against Newcastle United at the Sports Direct Stadium. Photograph: Lindsay Parnaby /EPA

Newcastle United 0 Manchester City 2 Sergio Aguero came off the bench to ensure a winning start for defending Barclays Premier League champions(...)

Fabio Borini volleys home  Sunderland’s second goal in the Premier League game against    West Bromwich Albion  at the  Stadium of Light. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Sunderland 2 West Brom 0: Miracles tend to be painfully elusive but Sunderland supporters now know they really can happen. Only three weeks ago Gus Po(...)

Sunderland’s Fabio Borini celebrates after scoring  his side’s  second goal during the  Premier League clash against West Bromwich Albion at the Stadium of Light. Photo:  Alex Livesey/Getty Images

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Connor Wickham  celebrates scoring his second goal with Sunderland captain John O’Shea  during the  Premier League match  at the Stadium of Light. Photograph: Mark Runnacles/Getty Images

Sunderland 4 Cardiff 0: Connor Wickham and Emanuele Giaccherini could not have picked a better moment to start reminding everyone of the old a(...)

Fabio Borini celebrates with his Sunderland  team-mates after scoring the winning penalty in the Premier League match against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Photograph:  Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Chelsea 1 Sunderland 2: Blunders from veteran goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer and full (...)

Sunderland’s Adam Johnson did not expect to play every week for Manchester City, just more than once a month. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

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