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(...)

 Manchester United’s Ashley Young  celebrates scoring the wining goal in the Premier League game against Newcastle United at St James’ park. Photograph:  Lindsey Parnaby/EPA

Newcastle United 0 Manchester United 1An apparent first-half spitting contest between Papiss Cissé and Jonny Evans provided some unwanted controversy (...)

David Silva scored twice for Manchester City as they closed the gap on league leaders Chelsea after their 5-0 win over Newcastle. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Manchester City 5 Newcastle United 0Manchester City warmed up for Tuesday’s visit of Barcelona in style by crushing Newcastle 5-0 on a perfect day for(...)

Chelsea’s Diego Costa celebrates his goal during their  Premier League  match against Newcastle United at Stamford Bridge. Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

Chelsea 2 Newcastle 0Jose Mourinho may have again landed himself in hot water by voicing his opinions but he left it to his Chelsea players to do the (...)

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho in a reflective mood  at St James’s Park, Newcastle. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Jose Mourinho was left complaining about ball-boys and spectators after seeing his Chelsea side’s unbeaten start to the season come to an end at Newca(...)

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 United’s Manager Alan Pardew admits he is under pressure at St James’s Park. Photograph: Adam Davy/PA Wire

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has brushed off comments from owner Mike Ashley suggesting he will be sacked if his team loses at Stoke on Monday evening.A(...)

 Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge could return from a thigh injury to play some part in the Merseyside derby on Saturday. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

SATURDAY Arsenal (4) v Tottenham (9) Arsenal expect to have midfielder Mathieu Flamini back from a dead leg. Defenders Kieran Gibbs and Per Merte(...)

 Manchester City goalscorer David Silva   is challenged by Jack Colback  Photograph:  Stu Forster/Getty Images

Perhaps the most worrying part for the teams hoping to outdo Manchester City is that the champions have continued from where they left off last seaso(...)