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McClaren upbeat despite Arsenal defeat

Newcastle United boss Steve McClaren remains upbeat despite his side's 1-0 defeat at home to Arsenal.

An own goal from Magpies captain Fabricio Coloccini was enough to secure victory for the away side. Newcastle were forced to play most of the game with ten men after striker Aleksander Mitrovic was sent off early on.

Watch Steve McClaren's full post-match press conference.


Team news: Newcastle United v Arsenal

Newcastle United: Krul, Haidara, Coloccini, Mbemba, Janmaat, Anita, Colback, Sissoko, Wijnaldum, Thauvin, Mitrovic. Subs: Darlow, Taylor, Tiote, Perez, Obertan, De Jong, Cisse.

Arsenal: Cech, Bellerin, Koscielny, Gabriel, Monreal, Coquelin, Cazorla, Oxlade-Chamberlin, Ramsey, Sanchez, Walcott. Subs: Ospina, Debuchy, Gibbs, Chambers, Arteta, Campbell, Giroud.


Capital One Cup: Goals galore in round two

Newcastle swept aside Northampton 4-1 in the second round of the Capital One Cup.

New boy Florian Thauvin took just three minutes to find the net on his home debut.

Siem De Jong, Daryl Janmaat and Mike Williamson also scored for the Magpies, with Northampton's only goal coming from a penalty.

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Sunderland are through to round three after a 6-3 win at home to Exeter.

Jermaine Defoe got a hat-trick, Jack Rodwell scored twice and Duncan Watmore found the back of the net once.

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Middlesbrough beat Burton Albion 2-1 after extra time having first gone down to an own goal. Christian Stuani's second goal of the night eventually earned Boro the win.

Hartlepool and York were both knocked out by their Premiership opponents. Pools lost 4-0 at home to Bournemouth, and York City went down 3-0 at Swansea City.

Colback: 'Everyone is quick to jump on the negativity'

Newcastle United manager Steve McClaren (right) congratulates Jack Colback and his players after the final whistle during their Premier League match at Old Trafford, Manchester. Credit: PA

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."

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