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Newcastle fans unite for terminally ill Bradley Lowery

Bradley and his mum Gemma Credit: Family photo

Newcastle United fans have started a Facebook campaign to show their support for five-year-old Bradley Lowery, a Sunderland fan, who has been told his cancer is terminal.

His family have told of their devastation, after revealing his health has deteriorated.

On Saturday fans have asked that everyone in St. James Park give a round of applause and join in chanting on the 5th minute of the game against Birmingham City in his honour.

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Alan Shearer to get CBE from Prince William

Alan Shearer is to get a CBE today Credit: PA

Former Newcastle and England striker Alan Shearer is to be honoured for his charity work.

The Premier League's all-time top scorer is to be made a CBE by FA president the Duke of Cambridge (Prince William) at a Buckingham Palace ceremony.

Shearer was given the award in the Queen's Birthday Honours in June for his charitable services to the community in the North East.

Rafa: "We should have won"

Eldin Jakupovic was 10-man Hull's hero as they beat Newcastle 3-1 on penalties in the EFL Cup after the quarter-final tie had finished 1-1 at the end of extra time.

Tigers goalkeeper Jakupovic kept out Jonjo Shelvey's spot-kick and also saved from Yoan Gouffran, while Dwight Gayle's effort hit the crossbar.

Hull trio Robert Snodgrass, Michael Dawson and Tom Huddlestone all converted their penalties to secure Mike Phelan's side an unlikely passage into the last four of the competition for the first time in the club's history.

Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez says his team played well and deserved to win:

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