Crystal Palace’s Damien Delaney exchanges words with Manchester United’s Ander Herrera during the Premier League match at Selhurst Park. Photograph:  Anthony Devlin/PA

Crystal Palace 0 Manchester United 0 Manchester United lost ground in the race for the Premier League title with a 0-0 draw at Crystal Palace that cou(...)

Georginio Wijnaldum scored four for Newcastle United as they routed Norwich City 6-2 at St James’ Park. Photograph: PA

Newcastle United 6 Norwich City 2 When the final whistle blew, Steve McClaren looked slightly stunned. A little reminiscent of a man who has fi(...)

Aleksandar Mitrovic’s red card after 16 minutes left Newcastle with an uphill battle against Arsenal. Photograph: Getty

Newcastle United 0 Arsenal 1 Fabricio Coloccini’s own goal handed Arsenal a hard-fought victory at Newcastle after controversial striker Aleksandar Mi(...)

Nathan Redmond scored Norwich City’s third goal as they picked up the first win of their return to top flight football away at Sunderland. Photograph: Getty

Sunderland 1 Norwich City 3 Norwich play-maker Wes Hoolahan turned in a master class as Sunderland head coach Dick Advocaat witnessed another horror s(...)

Southampton striker  Shane Long gets above Newcastle’s Daryl Janmaat to head home the equalising goal during the   Premier League match at  St James’ Park. Photograph: Nigel Roddis/Getty Images

Newcastle 2 Southampton 2 At the final whistle Steve McClaren strode out to the centre circle to applaud his new public. The politely understated way (...)

Petr Cech could leave Chelsea in search of regular football, with Arsenal potential suitors. Photograph: Reuters

Arsenal The three most obvious positions where Arsenal require an upgrade are goalkeeper, centre-forward and defensive midfielder. In goal Wojc(...)

Newcastle fans vent their frustration as the club battles relegation having lost eight league games in a row under caretaker manager John Carver. Photograph: Nigel French/PA Wire.

In the corner shops of Tyneside, Thursday’s Newcastle Evening Chronicle brought a story from the vaults. It concerned May 7th, 1955, and Jackie Milbur(...)

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(...)

France’s captain Karim Benzema reacts during their international friendly soccer match against Brazil at the Stade de France. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

France suffered a serious reality check in their build-up to Euro 2016 on home soil when Brazil outclassed them in a friendly at the Stade de France (...)

Arsenal’s French striker Olivier Giroud celebrates scoring his team’s first goal  in the  Premier League match against Newcastle at St James Park. Oli Scarff/AFP

Premier League round-up: Olivier Giroud’s first-half double handed Arsenal a sixth successive Premier League victory as they survived a spirited fight(...)