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NUFC's midfielder Matt Ritchie receives two-match ban

Matt Ritchie gets two-match ban Credit: PA

Newcastle United midfielder Matt Ritchie has been suspended for two matches following a charge by the FA.

It was alleged the Newcastle United player used abusive and/or insulting words towards a match official in or around the tunnel area following the conclusion of the game against Leeds United on April 14th.

Following the Independent Regulatory Commission, hearing he was also fined £5,000.


Aleksandar Mitrovic hails 'special team' as Newcastle celebrate promotion

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Aleksandar Mitrovic has saluted the "special" team who have dragged Newcastle back into the Premier League.

He said:

Trust me, this team is really special, this team is a real team. That's the reason why we have made it.

I didn't believe it when they told me that this league is so hard but, for me, this league physically is even harder than the Premier League, so it's a really big achievement for this team, for these guys.

– Aleksandar Mitrovic

Talking about the fans, Mitrovic said:

They are amazing, they deserve the best, the best football, so we did everything this season to bring them again to the Premier League.

I'm really happy that next season they will see here the big clubs like Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United.

– Aleksandar Mitrovic

Shearer: 'Now the fun begins'

Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer tweeted to let fans know he was with them in backing the club to secure promotion and make it back into the Premier League. The former striker congratulated manager Rafa Benitez and said 'now the fun begins'.

Alan Shearer Credit: PA


'Canny hangover' for Ant and Dec!

Geordie television presenters Ant and Dec tweeted their joy after Newcastle beat Preston 4-1, securing their return to the Premier League. It must have been quite the celebration as the boys are expecting 'canny hangovers' to follow.

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