Chelsea’s Ramires scores his side’s first goal during the  Premier League match against Newcastle at St James’ Park. Photograph:  Owen Humphreys/PA

Newcastle 2 Chelsea 2 Substitutes Ramires and Willian got Chelsea out of jail as they fought back from 2-0 down at Newcastle to snatch a point. Ayoze (...)

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(...)

Louis van Gaal during the 0-0 draw with Newcastle. Photograph: Jason Cairnduff/Reuters

Louis van Gaal denied he was in urgent need of attacking reinforcements despite watching his Manchester United team record a disappointing goalless dr(...)

Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney produced another frustrating performance as his side were held to a 0-0 draw by Newcastle United at Old Trafford. Photograph: Reuters

Manchester United 0 Newcastle United 0 Manchester United’s need for attacking reinforcements was laid bare at Old Trafford as they stuttered to(...)

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(...)

John Carver says he is willing to press almost any button in the hope of provoking a response from his squad. Photograph: Lindsey Parnaby/AFP

John Carver will never forget the look on Alan Shearer’s face immediately after Newcastle United were relegated at Aston Villa six years ago and is f(...)

Leonardo Ulloa scored twice as Leicester City took another huge stride towards survival with a 3-0 win over Newcastle. Photograph: Reuters

Leicester City 3 Newcastle United 0 Battling Leicester pulled crisis club Newcastle deeper into relegation trouble with a convincing 3-0 Barcla(...)

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(...)

James McCarthy scores Everton’s opening goal in the Premier League clash against Newcastle at Goodison Park. Photograph:  Andrew Yates/Reuters/Livepic

Everton 3 Newcastle United 0The pressure may have been on but no evidence was found on Everton. Roberto Martínez’s side produced a composed, controlle(...)