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Saturday's football results

Newcastle's Papiss Cissé celebrates his goal with Magpies' boss Alan Pardew. Credit: PA

In football, Newcastle were two goals down at home to Hull but fought back to draw 2-2. Papiss Cissé scored both second-half goals. That leaves the Magpies still in the relegation zone. Meanwhile, Sunderalnd drew 0-0 away to Burnley.

There was better news in the Championship, Middlesbrough recorded a thumping 4-0 victory against Brentford.

You can see more on all the day's action here.

'Sack Pardew' campaigners take to St James' Park

A man distributes 'SackPardew' leaflets Credit: ITV Tyne Tees
The campaigners even have their own van advert Credit: ITV Tyne Tees
Campaigners hold up a banner Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

'SackPardew' campaigners have handed out tens of thousands of leaflets, and taken banners into St James' Park to express their frustration with the Newcastle United manager.

The group planned to hold up banners and leaflets in the fifth minute of the game to highlight that manager Alan Pardew has only won five games this calendar year.

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'Sack Pardew' protest underway in Newcastle

A campaign group calling themselves 'Sack Pardew' have been handing out thousands of leaflets in Newcastle city centre. Credit: PA
The protest is focused around the Magpies' Premier League clash with Hull, which kicks-off at 3pm at St James' Park. Credit: PA
Alan Pardew has been under particular pressure since watching his side lose 4-0 away to Southampton last Saturday (13 September). Credit: PA

A campaign group calling themselves 'Sack Pardew' have been handing out thousands of leaflets in Newcastle city centre.

The protest is focused around the Magpies' Premier League clash with Hull, which kicks-off at 3pm at St James' Park.

Alan Pardew has been under particular pressure since watching his side lose 4-0 away to Southampton last Saturday (13 September).

'Sack Pardew' campaign group organise mass protest

Alan Pardew watched his side lost 4-0 away to Southampton last Saturday. Credit: PA

Organisers from a campaign group called 'Sack Pardew' are staging a large-scale protest in and around St James's Park today.

The group say they will be distributing 30,000 leaflets and 100 banners from 10 pubs in Newcastle city centre.

The protest will centre on the Magpies' home game against Hull, which kicks-off at 3pm.

Alan Pardew has been under particular pressure since his side lost 4-0 away to Southampton last Saturday (13 September).

Newcastle United fans holding a 'Sack Pardew' banner expressed their dissatisfaction after seeing their side lose 4-0 away to Southampton last Saturday. Credit: PA

Bruce says North East 'not an easy place to manage'

Hull City boss Steve Bruce offered sympathy to Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew ahead of their Premier League clash this weekend.

Bruce, who spent 18 months as Sunderland manager between 2009 and 2011, said the North East is 'not an easy place to manage'. Bruce also said reports suggesting that he is being lined-up replace Pardew at Newcastle were 'hugely disrespectful'.

Newcastle welcome Hull to St James' Park tomorrow afternoon.

Interview with Durham's first team coach, Jon Lewis

ITV Tyne Tees' Simon O'Rourke has been catching up with First Team Coach Jon Lewis, ahead of Durham's cricketers' Royal London One-Day Cup Final.

They face Warwickshire at Lords tomorrow and Simon was able to grab Jon just before the team got on the bus at Chester-le-Street this morning.

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Durham CCC heading to Lords

Durham County Cricket Club en route to Lords

Durham County Cricket Club is heading to Lords for the Royal London One-Day Cup Final.

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