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Newcastle draw 1-1 in first match against Pardew's men

Alan Pardew has earned a point in his first match against his former club Newcastle as manager of Crystal Palace.

Papiss Cisse took the lead for the Magpies before half-time, but the hosts equalised with a goal from Frazier Campbell at 71 minutes.

Newcastle have won only one match this year.

They next play Manchester City away on February 21st.


Newcastle United confirms Santon loan to Inter Milan

Davide Santon pre-empted Newcastle's statement by announcing the move on his Facebook page Credit: PA

Newcastle United has confirmed the loan of Davide Santon to his former club Inter Milan.

"Newcastle United can confirm that Davide Santon has joined Inter Milan on loan for the remainder of the 2014/15 campaign with an option to buy at the end of the season.

The 24-year-old Italian defender joined the Magpies from the same club in August 2011."

Transfer news: Middlesbrough sign Adam Forshaw from Wigan Athletic

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Middlesbrough have completed the signing of Adam Forshaw from Wigan Athletic for an undisclosed fee.

It is believed the 23-year old midfielder has cost Boro around £2million pounds.

He's signed a three and a half year deal and could make his debut against another of his former clubs, Brentford this weekend.


Middlesbrough second in the Championship

Aitor Karanka, Middlesbrough FC manager Credit: PA

Middlesbrough FC have moved to second in the Championship after beating Cardiff City 2-1 at home last night.

Patrick Bamford, who is on loan from Chelsea, netted the first goal from close range to put Boro in front. Lee Tomlin scored Middlesbrough's score goal at 79 minutes.

Kenwyne Jones headed in Cardiff's first goal with four minutes of normal time left, but Boro held on for the full three points to go just one point behind Championship leaders Bournemouth.

Middlesbrough have lost only one of their matches in their last 15 games.

Weekend's football results

Sunderland's new striker, Jermain Defoe, made his debut today against his old club, Tottenham.

He could not provide his new team with a win though. Tottenham clinched all three points in the final minutes and won 2-1.

Newcastle were also beaten 2-1 by Southampton. The Magpies were denied a late chance to equalise when a shot from Emmanuel Riviere was handled by Jose Fonte in the area, but referee Robert Madley decided not to award a penalty.

Middlesbrough have returned to winning ways in the Championship: they beat Huddersfield 2-0 at the Riverside.

There was no such good news for our teams in League Two, York lost 2-0 at home against Stevenage and Hartlepool were beaten, 3-0 away at Shrewsbury.

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