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Young footballers visit WW1 graves to commemorate Christmas Day truce

Young footballers from Newcastle United and Sunderland visited the mass First World War graves in Belgium to learn about the lives of soldiers.

They were there to play football against other under-12 Premier League sides in a special commemorative tournament.

The event was inspired by the famous Christmas Day truce, 100 years ago, when rival soldiers put their weapons aside to play football for one day.

Jonny Blair reports from Ypres, Belgium.


York City out of the FA Cup

Credit: York City

AFC Wimbledon 3-1 York:

York City have been knocked out of the FA Cup by AFC Wimbledon in a first round replay.

AFC Wimbledon came from behind to book a place in the second round thanks to two late goals from striker Matt Tubbs.

York took a fifth-minute lead after a 30-yard volley from Wes Fletcher and held until Jack Smith found the equaliser for the Dons at 71 minutes.

Wimbledon, who had drawn 1-1 at York in the original tie, will travel to Wycombe Wanderers in round two of the FA Cup.

Teenager cautioned over 'racist' football tweets

A 14-year-old boy has been given a police caution after admitting posting racist messages on Twitter. Middlesbrough football club has also revoked his season ticket.

Cleveland Police said the boy attended Middlesbrough Police Office and was dealt with under section 4 (racial aggravation) of the Public Order Act.

The tweets were directed towards a BBC presenter, Manish Bhasin, who has posted to thank Middlesbrough's fans for their support.

Poyet to assess squad before making changes

Sunderland boss Gus Poyet has hinted that he may not make wholesale changes to his team for Monday's Premier League clash with Crystal Palace.

The Black Cats have lost their last two games and conceded ten goals in the process. A number of first-team players have come under criticism as a result.

But Poyet said he's waiting to see the reaction of his players this week before deciding on his starting XI:


Newcastle score first away win at Tottenham

On the up: Alan Pardew's Newcastle side are out of the relegation zone after beating Tottenham at White Hart Lane. Credit: PA
Newcastle's Jack Colback (right) battles for the ball with Tottenham's Erik Lamela (centre) in today's Premier League clash. Credit: PA

Newcastle have got their first away win of the season.

They went 1-0 down to Tottenham at White Hart Lane in the first half but then scored twice after the break to claim all three points.

They have now leaped out of the relegation zone and are 14th in the Premier League table.

Saturday's football results

Moving in: Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez finds himself surrounded by Sunderland players Lee Cattermole (left), Jack Rodwell (behind) and Sebastian Larsson (right). Credit: PA
Messy: Sunderland's Vito Mannone spills the ball under pressure from Arsenal's Per Mertesacker. Credit: PA

Sunderland's last Premier League outing ended in disaster, they lost 8-0 at Southampton last weekend, so they were hoping to make amends when Arsenal visited the Stadium of Light this afternoon.

In the end, the Londoners proved too much for them, the contest finished 2-0 to Arsenal.

Going places? Aitor Karanka's Middlesbrough side remain in the play-off places after managing a draw at home to Watford today. Credit: PA

In the Championship, Middlesbrough could not hold on to their lead, conceding to Watford mid-way through the second half. The game finsihed 1-1. Boro have now slipped to 5th in the Championship table but they remain in the play-off places.

And in League Two, Hartlepool went down to Cambridge but lost 2-1. There was better news for York, however, they drew 1-1 at home against Mansfield.

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

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