Manchester United defender Jonny Evans has denied spitting at Newcastle forward Papiss Cissé during the Barclays Premier League match between the sides on Wednesday night.
In a statement issued on the club website Evans has said:
Having woken up this morning I am shocked to have seen the media coverage from last night’s match. I would like to make it clear that I did not spit at Papiss Cissé.
I was totally unaware of any spitting incident and had assumed that the issue at the time was with the challenge and his attempted retaliation to the tackle from the floor.
During the game Papiss Cissé and I spoke about the incident and it is clear by my reaction in the television footage that I was totally surprised by any suggestion of spitting.
It is not in my character or in my nature to spit at anybody nor is it something I have ever done or would ever do. It is certainly not something that I did last night."
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John Alder's large collection of Newcastle football memorabilia will go on show today, February 17, at Anderson and Garland ahead of its auction for charity.
Mr Alder's family has donated his collection of 224 lots of match programmes, tickets and books, dating from the 1920s to the present day, to raise money for the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation.
Mr Alder and his friend Liam Sweeney were among 298 people killed when the Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 was shot down over Ukraine last July.
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.
John Carver has said he celebrated his first win as Newcastle United head coach with a cup of tea and chip butty at home.
The Magpies beat Hull 3-0 at the KC Stadium last weekend.
Carver also said his aim is now to secure successive wins, starting with their match against Stoke City on Sunday.
Geordie John Carver says he's proud to be Newcastle United's head coach and that he'll fight to keep the job on a permanent basis.
Speaking today for the first time since being confirmed as head coach until the summer, Carver admits it's a dream come true.
Our Sports Correspondent, Simon O'Rourke went back to where his dream of leading the Magpies began - the Montagu and North Fenham Football Club.
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Neil Rowan, the Chairman of Montagu and North Fenham FC hopes to find out from the Newcastle City Council if their planning applications to move will be approved.
Newcastle United defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa has completed a transfer to AS Roma after meeting a contractual condition contained in the loan agreement between the clubs.
The French defender joined Roma on a loan deal in September 2014, but has now agreed to make the switch permanent.
The centre-back arrived on Tyneside in January 2013 from Montpellier, where he captained them to the Ligue 1 title in 2012.
During his time at St James' Park he made 46 appearances for the Magpies.
Newcastle United have confirmed that John Carver will take the role of head coach until the end of the 2014/15 season.
Here are five things you may not know about him:
- Carver was born in Newcastle and once played for Gateshead.
- He was also caretaker manager at St James' Park during 2004.
- He's was head coach of Toronto FC during 2008.
- During his time in the MLS he was charged $750 for openly criticising the standard of refereeing.
- Though his head coach role is only until the end of summer Carver is contracted with Newcastle until 2020.
Former Assistant Manager John Carver has been appointed Newcastle United head coach until the end of the season.
Carver said: "This is a proud day for me.
"I have worked with, and learnt from, the best manager that this football club has had in Sir Bobby Robson. I know what this Club means to this city and its people. I believe in my players and the staff I have around me.
"I am confident that we can deliver exciting successful football and look forward with relish to my role as head coach of this great football club."