Newcastle United news: Doumbia found in Moscow, Benitez's challenge

Andros Townsend and Rafa Benitez
Andros Townsend and Rafa Benitez

Rafa Benitez's targeting maximum points from Newcastle United's final three home games.

Benitez believes the relegation-threatened club MUST win its last three games to stand a chance of staying in the Premier League.

United's manager was speaking after Saturday's 2-2 draw against Liverpool at Anfield.

Newcastle winger Andros Townsend – who set up Jack Colback's equaliser – has talked about the BIG change on the pitch over the past few weeks.

Benitez has also reacted to Papiss Cisse's goal, his first in almost five months.

Midfielder Jack Colback has also spoken about his goal – and its importance for the club.

And writer Miles Starforth has given his verdict on the Liverpool game. Read his analysis here.

Meanwhile, forgotten United striker Seydou Doumbia wasn't on Merseyside at the weekend.

Instead, the loanee was instead 2,000 miles away in Moscow!