Jermain Defoe answered Sunderland's call in their hour of need to hand the Black Cats their first point of the season.Read the full story ›
Jack Colback feels the critics were too quick to jump on Newcastle following the loss at the Liberty Stadium, which came a week after they started the season with a 2-2 draw against Southampton.
"It's quite scary how quickly this season everyone is being criticised, it's daft after two games, but that's the nature of the game," the Newcastle midfielder said after drawing against Manchester United.
"Everyone is quick to jump on the negativity but as players you have to focus. We were disappointed last week, but we focused quickly on the next game and we have got a point."
Man United's unblemished start to the Premier League season came to an end as they were held to a draw by Newcastle at Old Trafford.Read the full story ›
At the World Championships in Beijing, Teesside sprinter Richard Kilty missed out on a place in the Men's 100m final.
Kilty, who has been nicknamed the "Teesside Tornado", finished in 8th place in the semi-final with a time of 10.2 having qualified as one of the fastest losers.
Usain Bolt beat Justin Gatlin to gold in the final, upsetting the form book to retain his title in 9.79, with Gatlin running at 9.80.
Sunderland head coach Dick Advocaat has praised his players for summoning up the spirit of their successful fight against relegation last season to secure their first point this Premier League campaign.
The Black Cats fought back after going behind to clinch a 1-1 draw with Swansea at the Stadium of Light.
Watch Dick Advocaat's full post-match press conference here:
Full Report: Defoe rescues Sunderland against Swansea
Sunderland's chairman Ellis Short reaffirmed his ambition for the club today, as did Jermain Defoe, who scored their equaliser after 62 minutes.
Their first point of the season. Martyn McFadden's blog follows.
Newcastle went to Old Traffiord, where Steve McClaren spent three years as Assistant Manager under Sir Alex Ferguson.
The Magpies boss looked relaxed as he met up with old friends, including Ryan Giggs, but by mid-way through the second half he seemed to have a bit of the 'hairdryer' about him; shouting, animated and well out of his technical area. It was almost inspiring but Sir Alex Ferguson, he is not.
Aleksandar Mitrovic started for the first time and new-signing Florian Thauvin made his debut, though Thauvin was almost-immediately fouled when he came on after 69 minutes by Man Utd's Luke Shaw.
Most will credit Tim Krul with the scoreline as Newcastle held on and even shone in the 91st-minute, though Thauvin couldn't quite reach the ball.
Ellis Short tells fans he does have ambition and he has funded significant shortfalls each and every season.Read the full story ›
Newcastle United boss Steve McClaren says that's probably that for summer spending, but never say never.
Florian Thauvin says he's fit and ready to play if called upon at Old Trafford.
It's not the most likely venue for the start of a Magpie revolution, but this is Newcastle United, so the unexpected is always just around he corner.
Bristol City picked up their first point of the season this week, but Steve Cotterill's side face another tough test at the Riverside.Read the full story ›