Newcastle United’s Vurnon Anita scores past Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart during the Premier League game at St James’ Park. Photograph:  Andrew Yates/Reuters/Livepic

Newcastle United 1 Manchester City 1 With Cheik Tioté and Moussa Sissoko back to their imperious best Newcastle United not only hinted at the tanatal(...)

Aleksandar Mitrovic  collides with a fan as he celebrates scoring Newcastle United’s equaliser in the Premier League game against Sunderland at St James’ Park. Photograph:   Stu Forster/Getty Images

Newcastle United 1 Sunderland 1 An afternoon on which Rafael Benitez frequently looked like a man enduring a most unwelcome introduction to the despa(...)

Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez during a training session at Darsley Park, Newcastle. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA

Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez has ordered his players to forget their dreadful derby record against Sunderland as they attempt to put it right in the (...)

 Rafa Benítez is the ninth manager to take charge of Newcastle since Mike Ashley’s takeover in 2007. Photograph: Biel Alino/EPA

‘Of course they can win it. I believe they will win with three games to spare.” Alex Ferguson, at least, doesn’t expect a late collapse from Leicester(...)

Former Liverpool and Real Madrid manager Rafael Benítez is the ninth man in charge of Newcastle United during Mike Ashley nine-year ownership o the club. Photograph: Getty.

Rafael Benítez is confronting possibly the biggest challenge of his managerial career after succeeding Steve McClaren at Newcastle United. The form(...)

Newcastle head coach Steve McClaren has been replaced by Rafael Benitez. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA

Rafael Benítez has been appointed as Newcastle United’s new manager, just hours after Steve McClaren’s sacking was confirmed. Benítez, the former Liv(...)

Steve McLaren looks on as Bournemouth score at St James Park last weekend. Photograph: Ian MacNicol/Getty images

Newcastle head coach Steve McClaren was finally put out of his misery on Friday morning when he was sacked six days after his position became untenabl(...)

Former Liverpool and Real Madrid manager is lined up to take over at Newcastle United at least until the end of the season. Photograph: Getty.

As negotiations between Rafael Benítez and Newcastle United inched towards an advanced phase, Steve McClaren was again left in limbo on Thursday nigh(...)

Steve McClaren’s Newcastle are struggling in the relegation zone. Photograph: Getty Images

Steve McClaren has spent most of a vexing season in calm and measured mode but on Friday Newcastle United’s manager finally lost his cool and ended up(...)

Juan Mata scores from a free-kick for Manchester United in their Premier League game against    Watford at Old Trafford. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Manchester United 1 Watford 0 Manchester United are starting to catch fire as a late season surge is required to claim a Champions League place. When(...)