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Gutierrez apologises to NUFC fans for Liverpool defeat

Newcastle United midfielder Jonas Gutierrez last night took to twitter after his team's fifth defeat in a row:

The Argentinian, who took over as captain when Moussa Sissoko was sent off, also thanked both sets of fans for the standing ovation he received at Anfield.

Jonas Gutierrez was handed the captain's armband after Moussa Sissoko was sent off at Anfield. Credit: PA Wire

Scores of fans are preparing to boycott St James’ Park for Newcastle's next match against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday, April 19.


Jonny Evans denies spitting at Papiss Cissé

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.

Newcastle United's Papiss Demba Cissé has words with Manchester United's Jonny Evans Credit: PA Wire

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."

– Jonny Evans, Manchester United


MH17 victim John Alder's NUFC memorabilia on show for charity

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.

John Alder missed only one Newcastle United match in forty years.

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.

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.

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