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Joe Willock celebrates after scoring Newcastle’s lats equaliser against Spurs. Photograph: Scott Heppell/Getty

Newcastle United 2 Tottenham Hotspur 2 Steve Bruce must have felt a familiar shudder of apprehension as Harry Kane walked past him in the tunnel befo(...)

 Newcastle manager Steve Bruce: “But, like I say, the gloves are off now. I’m going to do things the way I see fit. We’ll do it my way.” Photograph:   Scott Heppell/PA Wire

Steve Bruce has effectively declared war on his Newcastle United players after revealing he is no longer prepared to accommodate their tactical demand(...)

Gérard Houllier, pictured in 2003, has died aged 73. Photograph: PA

Gérard Houllier, who has died aged 73 after a heart operation, was one of the first foreign football managers to make an impact in England, chiefly th(...)

Until he wins the trophy for a third time the accusation from naysayers will be that Pep Gurdiola’s finest moments are in the past. Photograph: EPA

Champions League quarter-final, 2nd leg: Manchester City (2) v Real Madrid (1), Etihad Stadium, 8pm - Live RTÉ2 and BT Sport 1 When Manchester City w(...)

Virgil van Dijk has once again been imperious at the heart of the Liverpool defence. Photograph:  Michael Regan/Getty Images

Arsenal: 9th A dismal season for Arsenal ended with green shoots of revival - Unai Emery limped through to the end of November - with four of th(...)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp: His team essentially updates the principles of Paisley’s best side.  Photograph: John Walton/PA Wire.

Statistically, this is likely to be Liverpool’s greatest league season, which for a club with 18 championships is no small achievement. The only seaso(...)

 Chris Hughton is seen at the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Wolverhampton Wanderers earlier this month. Photograph: Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images

West Ham have started to identify potential replacements for Manuel Pellegrini, who is fighting to save his job after his struggling side’s 3-2 defeat(...)

 Matthew Longstaff of Newcastle United celebrates with Andy Carroll after scoring against Manchester United. Photograph: Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

Newcastle 1 Manchester United 0 Maybe, just maybe, Steve Bruce and Newcastle United might not be heading for divorce after all. Perhaps the home mana(...)

Liverpool  midfielder Mohamed Salah  shoots to score his second goal against Arsenal in their 3-0 victory at Anfield. Photograph:   Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images

Talk of the “Liverpool way” long preceded Jürgen Klopp’s appointment but, much as the club has been rejuvenated since his arrival, so has an ethos be(...)

  Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scores the winning goal for Arsenal past Newcastle goalkeeper Martin Dubravka during the Premier League match  at St James’ Park. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

Newcastle 0 Arsenal 1 A little bit of a boycott and an awful lot of rain ensured that Steve Bruce’s Newcastle United reign began in downbeat mode as (...)

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