Jermain Defoe of Sunderland scores the winning  goal during the  Premier League match against Newcastle  at the Stadium of Light. Photograph: Matthew Lewis/Getty Images

Sunderland 1 Newcastle 0Reminders of the old adage about form being temporary but class permanent can rarely have been more welcome.A truly terrible g(...)

Poland international Arkadiusz Milik (centre) has come into his own after joining Ajax Amsterdam on loan from Bayer Leverkusen. Photograph: Reuters

He scored twice again last Saturday, Robert Lewandowski. Bayern Munich may have been 2-0 ahead at Werder Bremen, and on the way to Bayern’s sixth cons(...)

West Bromwich Albion boss Tony Pulis faces his old club Stoke City on the back of last weekend’s FA Cup defeat to Aston Villa. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

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Stoke City’s Peter Crouch celebrates scoring during the Barclays Premier League match at St James’ Park, Newcastle. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA

Newcastle United 1 Stoke City 1John Carver and Mark Hughes obtained their pro licence coaching qualifications after studying alongside each other on t(...)

Everton manager  Roberto Martinez gesticulates on the sidelines during the Premier League game against  Hull City  at KC Stadium. Photograph: Matthew Lewis/Getty Images

Premier League round-up: Goals from Ahmed Elmohamady and Nikica Jelavic ensured Everton’s festive flop continued with a fourth straight defeat at stru(...)

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 (...)

 Diego Costa of Chelsea is expected to start against Newcastle United.  Photograph:  Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Saturday, December 6thHull (17) v West Brom (16) Striker Abel Hernandez returns to the Hull squad after missing two matches for the birth of his child(...)

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew  and assistant manager John Carver celebrates their team’s Premier League victory  against Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane. Photograph: Andrew Winning/Reuters

Tottenham Hotspur 1 Newcastle United 2Alan Pardew had wanted an impact from his substitutes but even the Newcastle United manager could not have scrip(...)

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

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew’s job is under no immediate threat despite a winless start to the Barclays Premier League season.The 53-year-old found him(...)