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      Arsenal could sell Alexandre Lacazette, Alan Smith claims

      Former Arsenal forward Alan Smith believes Arsenal could be tempted to offload Alexandre Lacazette during the summer, should he fail to impress during the remainder of the campaign.

      Preview: Newcastle vs Wigan

      Newcastle manager Alan Pardew certainly didn't expect such a good start to the season for the Toon, who host Wigan this weekend in the Premier League. The 4th placed Geordies have a stunning opportunity to jump to 3rd in the Premier League.

      Stoke eye Alan Smith

      Stoke City are ready to make a bid for Newcastle striker Alan Smith this summer. Smith has found his opportunities very limited at St. James' Park, but is keen to stay in the Premiership.

      Bassong to leave Newcastle?

      Newcastle United's young defender Sebastian Bassong might leave the club if they go down to Championship football. The Tyneside club is under relegation threat and it depends on their match against Aston Villa tonight if they will survive the test and hang on in the Premier League.

      Spurs can clip Magpies' wings

      It might only be the Carling Cup third round but Wednesday night's tussle between strugglers Newcastle and Tottenham is massively important for both sides.

      Alan Smith: no Boro move

      Alan Smith will not be leaving Newcastle to join Middlesbrough, according to the player's agent. The Newcastle forward has fallen down the pecking order at his current club.

      Smith wants Newcastle stay

      Newcastle striker Alan Smith has admitted he is flattered he has been linked with a move to Scottish giants Rangers, but insists he is happy to stay at the Toon despite a disappointing first season there.

      Keegan hails returning stars

      Kevin Keegan has paid special tribute to his stars who are returning from action. Newcastle find themselves on a mini run of form winning three games in a row - seemingly putting them in the Premiership safety zone.

      Preview: Newcastle vs Fulham

      A relegation battle between two sides who have had a shocking season in the Premiership. Kevin Keegan is still desperately searching for his first win in the Premiership, while Roy Hodgson will still be flying high after their 1-0 victory over Everton last week. Newcastle will take heart from the fact that Fulham have not won in 31 games on the road.

      Derbyshire gifts Rovers win

      Matt Derbyshire continued Newcastle's dismal start under Kevin Keegan as Blackburn grabbed a commendable smash and grab victory over the Toon at St. James' Park.

      Live: Premier League

      All of todays live premier league action including: West Ham (Ljungberg 7min 21) 1 - 1 Birmingham (Mcsheffrey 17min 49 pen) (FULL TIME) Boro (Aliadiere 13min 42) 1 - 0 Fulham (FULL TIME) Everton (Phil Jagielka 62min 54) 1 - 0 Reading (FULL TIME) Derby 0 - 3 Tottenham (Keane 72min 21, Keane 86 21, Berbatov 92min 12 pen) (FULL TIME) Bolton 0 - 1 Portsmouth(Diarra 81min 11) (FULL TIME) Sunderland (Etuhu, 43min 47, Murphy 76min 40) 2 - 0 Wigan (FULL TIME) Early kick off Aston Villa (Bouma 47min 28, Carew 50min 01, Carew 71min 25, Carew 90min 52) 4-1 Newcastle (Owen 3min 51) (FULL TIME)

      Arsenal put Toon to the sword

      Arsenal guaranteed their place in the FA Cup 5th round today after defeating Newcastle United at the Emirates with two goals from Emmanuel Adebayor and an own goal from Nicky Butt but Kevin Keegan will be relatively happy with the way his side fought for most of the game.

      Bolton frustrate Newcastle

      Kevin Keegan's return to Newcastle hasn't started the way he would have hoped as Bolton frustrated the Geordies to a 0-0 draw. Bolton threw in an uncompromising display to prevent Newcastle from breaking the deadlock.

      Coleman: not an assistant

      Chris Coleman's agent has rejected rumours that the Welshman will be joining Newcastle as Kevin Keegan's number 2, claiming that Coleman is not an assistant but a manager in his own right.

      Mort wants more at Newc

      Newcastle chairman Chris Mort has admitted he is disappointed with 'too many disappointing results' this season. Newcastle have fallen into the wrong half of the Premiership and Sam Allardyce is under huge pressure to turn around results.

      More woe for Allardyce

      Sam Allardyce's job looks precariously close to being lost as Wigan defeated Newcastle 1-0 at the JJB Stadium. The Newcastle fans voiced their opinion with a chorus of boos at the end, but the victory for Wigan sums up the effort put in by Steve Bruce's side of late.

      Barton last minute hero

      Joey Barton was the hero as Newcastle rescued three important points against Fulham in the last minute. Elliot Omozusi was penalised for bringing down Alan Smith in the box, and up stepped Joey Barton to dispatch the ball home.

      Preview: Blackburn vs Newc

      Sam Allardyce knows this game is crucial if he wants to keep his job, and travelling to Ewood Park is fast becoming one of the hardest journeys in the Premiership. Rovers are without a victory in four league games, whilst Newcastle are looking for their first in five weeks.

      Reading nab 3 points

      Substitute Shane Long needed just seconds to net the goal that gave Reading a deserved 2-1 victory over Newcastle at the Madejski Stadium. Sam Allardyce's side thought they had grasped a point when Michael Duberry's own goal cancelled out Dave Kitson's opener.

      Preview: Reading vs Newcastle

      Newcastle travel to the Madejski Stadium in a game which is crucial for both sides. Neither side goes into this game on great form, although they had mixed fortunes in last weekend's games. Reading sit in 12th while Newcastle are 7 points ahead in 8th, however, Newcastle defeated Tottenham last week while Reading were defeated by Blackburn.