Mikel Merino reacts to Rafa Benitez’s decision to leave him out of his Newcastle starting XI

Mikel Merino has reacted to Rafa Benitez’s decision to leave him out of his last two Newcastle United starting XIs.

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Alan Shearer

Alan Shearer hits back at Simon Jordan over Newcastle claims

Alan Shearer says he celebrated the news that Mike Ashley planned to sell Newcastle United.

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Ronald Koeman

Will Newcastle's next Premier League opponents be left without a manager?

Burnley manager Sean Dyche is the favourite to succeed Ronald Koeman at Everton.
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Rafa Benitez

Newcastle United briefing: Jonjo Shelvey given England hope, Rob Elliot's dressing room insight

Gareth Southgate was at St James's Park to see Newcastle United's 1-0 win over Crystal Palace.
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Rafa Benitez animated on the touchline against Palace.

Rafa Benitez has a simple message for his Newcastle players

Rafa Benitez has urged his Newcastle United side to keep calm and carry on – as they’ve achieved nothing yet.

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Yohan Cabaye stands over DeAndre Yedlin after his poor tackle.

Miles Starforth’s match analysis: Newcastle United 1 Crystal Palace 0

It was the defining image of the game.

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England manager Gareth Southgate, Sting and Jimmy Nail in the stands at Newcastle on Saturday.

Rafa Benitez reacts to Gareth Southgate’s visit to Newcastle and reveals the player who has international ability

Rafa Benitez welcomed Gareth Southgate’s appearance at St James’s Park.

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Rafa Benitez

Rafa Benitez explains what Newcastle’s players MUST not lose sight of in the Premier League

Newcastle United have showed that they belong in the Premier League.

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Newcastle players celebrate with Mikel Merino after his winner.

Rob Elliot reveals what Newcastle’s dressing room thinks about a takeover

Rob Elliot is forecasting “exciting” times ahead for Newcastle United under Rafa Benitez – and a new owner.

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Jamaal Lascelles confronts Yohan Cabaye

Jonjo Shelvey taunts floored Yohan Cabaye in Newcastle victory – and image goes viral

Yohan Cabaye was once a popular figure at St James's Park.

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Mikel Merino

Rafa Benitez reacts to Mikel Merino's dramatic late winner for Newcastle

Rafa Benitez hailed the "character" of his Newcastle United side after they climbed up to sixth in the Premier League table.

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Jamaal Lascelles and Yohan Cabaye

Newcastle United 1 Crystal Palace 0: Mikel Merino fires club up to to sixth in table

Mikel Merino claimed all three points for Newcastle United this afternoon with a dramatic late header.
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Joselu and Aleksandar Mitrovic

Mikel Merino joined on Newcastle bench by Aleksandar Mitrovic

Rafa Benitez has named an unchanged starting XI for this afternoon's game against Crystal Palace.
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Javier Manquillo, right

Newcastle's Javier Manquillo reflects on his time at Sunderland

Javier Manquillo says he's a better player for his relegation season with Sunderland.
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Aleksandar Mitrovic. Picture by Frank Reid

Rafa Benitez explains why he left out Newcastle’s Aleksandar Mitrovic

Aleksandar Mitrovic is back in the Newcastle United fold – thanks to an injury to Dwight Gayle.

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Rafa Benitez.

Rafa Benitez moving forward at Newcastle on need-to-know basis as takeover talks progress

Rafa Benitez says he’s happy to be kept out of the loop over the sale of Newcastle United.

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Rafa Benitez

Rafa Benitez outlines Newcastle’s huge potential

Rafa Benitez says Newcastle United could be a “top” Premier League club.

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Andros Townsend and Rafa Benitez

Rafa Benitez reveals his 'disappointment' at Andros Townsend's Newcastle exit

Rafa Benitez has told of his "disappointment" after losing Andros Townsend to Crystal Palace.

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Dwight Gayle

Rafa Benitez gives fitness update on Dwight Gayle at Newcastle

Dwight Gayle is out of Newcastle United's game against his former club Crystal Palace.

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Rafa Benitez reacts to Mike Ashley's decision to sell Newcastle – and ongoing takeover talks

Rafa Benitez has reacted to Mike Ashley's decision to formally put Newcastle United up for sale.
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