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'Dream' comeback for Newcastle defender Ryan Taylor after injury hell

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A dream comeback for Ryan Taylor. Credit: PA

Ryan Taylor described it as a "dream come true" as he basked in the glory of both Newcastle's 2-0 win over Manchester City and his return from a two-year injury nightmare.

The Magpies caught City cold at the Etihad, with strikes from Rolando Aarons and Moussa Sissoko booking a Capital One Cup quarter-final at Tottenham.

But the feel-good story of the evening was the long-awaited return to action of right back Taylor, who has been sidelined with successive cruciate ligament problems since 2012.

"A dream, everything, it all came true tonight," he told Sky Sports. "Two years of hard graft for myself just to get back playing football is a big thing for me, but what a performance that was from the lads."

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Reports: Real Madrid legend Raul joins New York Cosmos

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Raul looks set for a spell in the States. Credit: PA
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I'm told that Raul has signed w/ #NYCosmos after previously agreeing to terms. Announcement expected this week. Details to follow. #nasl

Real Madrid legend Raul has reportedly agreed a deal to join the New York Cosmos in the North American Soccer League.

The 37 year-old striker, who scored more than 320 goals for Real Madrid, left Qatari club Al Saad at the end of last season having announced his plans to retire from professional football in March 2014.

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