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Newcastle 3-1 Everton: Saint-Maximin steals the show



Newcastle beat Everton 3-1 securing back-to-back wins for the first time since the end of last season, the result takes Newcastle out of the relegation zone.

Allan Saint-Maximin earned the nights ‘man of the match’ award, earning praise from both managers. Howe described Saint-Maximin as ‘magic’, Lampard praised the Frenchman as ‘unplayable’.

The home side went a goal down in the 36th minute as Newcastle struggled to defend a set piece and the ball bounced of the Captain, Jamal Lascelles and went into the back of the net to give the toffee’s an early lead. The lead didn’t last long however as Lascelles headed against the crossbar from a Kieran Trippier, luckily the ball bounced off Everton’s Mason Holgate to bring the game back to a draw.

Saint-Maximin set up Ryan Fraser for Newcastle’s second goal as the Magpies beat Everton 3-1 to move out of the relegation zone and put pressure on the Toffees by moving within a point of them.

Newcastle’s third came from a Kieran Trippier free-kick from 25 yards to secure the three points.

The Magpies were able to put in a solid team performance to defeat a lacklustre Everton side to secure the three points on Tyneside however, it was Saint-Maxim taking all the plaudits.

The forward topped the charts for dribbles (13), ten of which were successful and won 14 of his 22 duels. He helped create three chances, had two shots on target and ten touches in the opposition box.

Everton could not deal with the French winger, causing their defence all sorts of issues, even linking up with new boy, Bruno Guimarães, to nearly make it four.
After the game, Howe said: “He’s such a special player. We’ve seen in the last few weeks that he’s got better and better since I’ve been here. I’m delighted with his performance today, he’s a real threat and he’s someone I’d hate to play against personally because you just can’t predict what he’s going to do.
“But he’s a match winner, and we’re going to need him at this level for the rest of the season.”

Everton boss Frank Lampard added: “Saint-Maximin on a night like this evening is pretty unplayable at any level of football.”

This was the first time Newcastle had won back-to-back games since the end of last season and it is something Howe hopes can catapult Newcastle up the league table.

“Consecutive wins in the Premier League are rare – they can change your status and elevate the club, but we have to stay calm and focus on the next game.

“There is a good feeling in the dressing room, confidence levels are building. Our navigating of the game in tight situations has improved. I hope to see a big psychological effect from this win.”

Newcastle are next in action this Sunday, as they host Steven Gerrards, Aston Villa, 14:00 kick off.

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Sunderland suspend Jack Diamond after player is charged with rape and sexual assault



A Sunderland football player on loan to Lincoln FC has had his loan terminated after he was charged with rape.

Jack Diamond, 23, had been arrested after a sexual assault in Washington, Tyne and Wear, last year.

Northumbria Police launched an investigation, but have now charged him with one count of rape and one count of sexual assault.

Lincoln City FC said the player’s loan contract had been terminated “with immediate effect”.

His home club, Sunderland AFC, said he had been suspended pending the outcome of legal proceedings.

In a statement, it said: “Sunderland AFC has been notified that criminal charges have been brought against Jack Diamond by the Crown Prosecution Service.”

“As this matter is subject to a legal process, the club will not be making any further statement at this time”.

The incident is alleged to have happened in May last year.

Mr Diamond, of Fatfield, also Washington, is due to appear before South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court in May.

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Paul O’Grady Dies Aged 67, Just Weeks After Newcastle Theatre Performance



TV presenter and comedian Paul O’Grady has died at the age of 67,  just weeks after starring in a Newcastle theatre production.

The TV star, who was from Birkenhead on Merseyside, died “unexpectedly but peacefully” on Tuesday evening, a statement said.

His partner Andre Portasio made this statement: “It is with great sadness that I inform you that Paul has passed away unexpectedly but peacefully yesterday evening.”

“We ask, at this difficult time, that whilst you celebrate his life you also respect our privacy as we come to terms with this loss.

“He will be greatly missed by his loved ones, friends, family, animals and all those who enjoyed his humour, wit and compassion.

“I know that he would want me to thank you for all the love you have shown him over the years.”

The TV star, starred in a theatre prodution of Annie just weeks ago in Newcastle as it returned to Newcastle’s Theatre Royal from March 7-11.

O’Grady starred as the role of Miss Hannigan, the head of the orphanage who hates children. He had been due to perform the show across the UK up until November this year.

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Karen’s Diner on Tour is BACK IN NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE!!



Karens Diner on Tour Newcastle upon Tyne

Karen’s Diner on Tour coming to town on tour and ‘well if y’all show up in force we’ll either come as a longer term pop up or simply just stay put for a while until we’ve insulted everyone in the North East!’


Get your tickets here: Karens Diner Newcastle tickets


We have spoken to the top Karen who assures everyone who went last time that Bottomless means BOTTOMLESS!

At our pop-up Karen’s you will be greeted and waited upon by rude waiters who in return are expecting you to give it full Karen. A place where you can complain until the cows come home because we literally don’t care. You can expect good food, good fun and a dining experience like you’ve never had before. Let us know if it’s your birthday, if your name is Karen and for the love of Karen don’t ask to speak to the manager….

Your ticket includes a delicious BOTTOMLESS pizza and BOTTOMLESS prossecco or select spirits and mixers as well as select soft drinks drinks for a full 90mins

*We cater for all allergens

You will get full and authentic Karen experience – our games, our waitstaff and the full works. Decent food provided by the venue (we hope) and BOTTOMLESS booze for those who love a drink. This is a dining experience like no other – literally. Come enjoy the OG Karen’s from OG Karen’s.

Don’t accept imitations – book now to avoid missing out!

See our two below YouTube videos from the last time they were in the toon to see what to expect…

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