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Dwight Gayle is set to miss Newcastle’s next five matches after suffering a recurrence of a hamstring injury. He made his first start in more than a month during Monday night’s 2-0 victory over Aston Villa.Newcastle United – teamtalk.com 21 Feb 12:33
Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez revealed Dwight Gayle is set for a further spell out after the striker had to be taken off midway through the first half of the 2-0 victory over Aston Villa.
The Magpies’ leading scorer had missed six games with a hamstring injury before making his return as a substitute in Tuesday night’s 2-2 draw at Norwich.
He was back in the starting line-up to face Villa six days later but a recurrence of the problem means Benitez cannot be certain when the marksman will be back in action.
“Dwight was doing well in training,” he said. “He had a baby last week and some days he was not sleeping. Maybe putting everything together, he wasn’t that comfortable from the start.
“We had to make the substitution. It’s the same problem. He’ll miss some games but hopefully it’s not too bad.”
Newcastle edged ahead in the 42nd minute when Yoan Gouffran pounced in a crowded penalty area to earn the lead before a Henri Lansbury own-goal just before the hour sealed the points and moved the Magpies back to the top of the Championship.
“We said before that every game in the Championship is difficult, we were up against a good team with good players and we have to give credit to them,” added Benitez.
“Our second goal was important because we could settle and be more dangerous. They have very good players, they can pass, they can run and beat players one v one. At the moment they maybe don’t have the confidence.
“They were asking me about the games we have coming up, but we have to concentrate on every single game.
“Now we have to be strong enough to get three points in every single game. I have confidence that we can still do it. We have to use the squad and we will enjoy this.”
There was also an injury blow for Villa boss Steve Bruce, with striker Scott Hogan being stretchered off in the closing stages after going over on his ankle in the penalty area.
Bruce is still waiting for a first win in 2017, dating back to Boxing Day, and that run of form has seen Villa drop to within six points of the relegation zone.
Bruce said: “All in all a very disappointing night for everyone.
“The injury to Scott Hogan doesn’t look good. He has gone up for the header and he has turned his ankle over. We will not know the extent of it until (Tuesday).
“It’s a nasty one, we will get him back to Birmingham and have him scanned. Fingers crossed.
“We have had a tough eight weeks, I have not known an eight weeks like it. We have to stay with it and hope we can break.
“I can’t remember us getting the goals like Newcastle did. Newcastle needed that because up to that, before half-time, I felt we were the better side.”
He added: “The situation we are in, of course, we have to accept it, but I am confident we won’t (go down). We have to deal with the situation we are in. I don’t think I have been on a run like this, eight games or whatever it is. We have to hope things will change for us.
“This club has been in a rut for a couple of years. I can only say the last four or five games, that was exactly the same out there. We have done okay and haven’t got a break. When you are up against it we have not had the breaks.”
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Newcastle comfortably saw off Aston Villa to go top of the Championship on Monday night, cruising to a straightforward 2-0 victory at St James' Park. Villa were a massive 30 points behind their opponents going into the fixture, with an own goal from new signing Henri Lansbury helping to make sure his side's dismal winless run was duly extended to nine games by the end of the night. Rather unsportingly, Newcastle's official Twitter account chose to troll Lansbury after the match by posting a photo...Newcastle United – teamtalk.com 21 Feb 12:00
Manchester United are interested in Toni Kroos again, while Arsenal are ready to spend £45million and one of their strikers is wanted in France, according to Tuesday’s newspapers.
MANCHESTER UNITED BID FOR TOP BRAZILIAN DEFENDER
Manchester United are said to have launched a £10million swoop to sign Sao Paulo defender Lyanco.
Both the Daily Star and the Daily Mirror claim United are ready to battle both Juventus and Atletico Madrid for the Brazil Under-20 defender, with the Italians said to have seen a £4.3million bid rejected in the January transfer window.
But the Mirror suggests he will be allowed to leave for a fee of £10million this summer with United having already lodged the offer for the 20-year-old, who holds a Serbian passport.
United are expected to have a busy summer transfer window after Jose Mourinho admitted he was already making plans for a raft of new recruits.
Sweden defender Victor Lindelof is already thought to have signed an agreement to join United in a €45m deal from Benfica, while a number of other top targets have been linked including Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann and Real Madrid star Toni Kroos.
ARSENAL MAKE LORENZO INSIGNE TOP SUMMER TARGET
Arsenal have made Napoli star Lorenzo Insigne their number one transfer target, according to reports.
The Gunners had scouts in the stands to watch Insigne score in Napoli’s 3-1 win over Chievo in Serie A on Sunday.
But The Sun claim the Italian has a string of admirers across Europe after scoring eight league goals and registering six assists with Napoli sitting third in Serie A this season.
The playmaker is contracted until the summer of 2019, but that won’t prevent Arsenal launching a £45million bid for his services this summer. A move for Insigne, however, will increase concerns the Gunners could lose Alexis Sanchez in the summer amid claims he’s unhappy at the Emirates.
According to Italian journalist Nicolo Schira, Arsenal will hope to open talks over a potential deal in the near future.
— Nicolò Schira (@NicoSchira) February 20, 2017
AND THE REST
Arsenal forward Olivier Giroud, 30, is a target for Marseille (Metro)
Arsenal and Tottenham are reportedly preparing to battle it out to sign Toulouse defender Issa Diop (The Sun)
Stuart Pearce is set for a surprise return to management after being shortlisted by the Indian Football Association to become their Under-17s coach (The Sun)
Tottenham misfit Moussa Sissoko is a target for AC Milan after just one season in north London (Daily Mirror)
Monaco boss Leonardo Jardim has hinted at interest in the Arsenal job by admitting he wants to manage in the Premier League (Daily Mirror)
Meanwhile, Borussia Dortmund are prepared to offer Thomas Tuchel a new contract – ending speculation of him joining Arsenal (Daily Express)
Man United and Chelsea target Bernardo Silva has interest from ‘major European clubs’, according to Monaco (Daily Mirror)
Jan Vertonghen believes Tottenham are fit enough to fight on three fronts this season (The Guardian)
Wayne Rooney is facing Wembley heartache as Jose Mourinho prepares to bench him for the EFL Cup final (Daily Mirror)
Harry Kane claims cup runs run will help Wembley Stadium feel more like ‘home’ for Spurs next season (Daily Mirror)
Former West Brom manager Alan Irvine is a surprise candidate to take over at Rangers (Daily Express)
Antonio Conte has reportedly agreed a new long-term deal with Chelsea (Daily Express)
Southampton’s Cedric Soares is a shock name on the list of right-backs Barcelona are assessing ahead of the summer transfer window (Daily Telegraph)
Teenage Brazilian star Malcom has spoken out on being linked with Manchester United and Liverpool (Daily Star)
Manchester United, Arsenal and Manchester City target Fabinho has admitted he would be open to moving to England (Daily Star)
Galatasaray winger Bruma wants to play for Manchester United, Barcelona or Real Madrid in the future (Daily Star)
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CRAIG HOPE AT ST JAMES' PARK: The goals may have been ugly but for Newcastle United's supporters there was beauty in the sight of Aston Villa's Henri Lansbury scoring an own goal.ESPN FC - Newcastle United News 20 Feb 23:20
Newcastle United Aston Villa 2 0 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » GameCast Lineups and Stats Newcastle United reclaimed top spot in the Championship following a hard-earned 2-0 win over struggling Aston Villa at St James' Park. The Villans' wait for a league win in 2017 continued as Yoan Gouffran's seventh goal of the season three minutes before half-time was followed by a nightmare own goal from Henri Lansbury just before the hour. Lansbury, the former Nottingham Forest midfielder signed in January, was left humiliated on the line as he helped in Jamaal Lascelles' effort that hit the post,...Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Newcastle United | BBC 20 Feb 22:57
Newcastle United move one point clear at the top of the Championship, scoring in each half to defeat Aston Villa.Newcastle United – teamtalk.com 20 Feb 22:54
Newcastle United reclaimed top spot in the Championship following a hard-earned 2-0 win over struggling Aston Villa at St James’ Park.
The Villans’ wait for a league win in 2017 continued as Yoan Gouffran’s seventh goal of the season three minutes before half-time was followed by a nightmare own goal from Henri Lansbury just before the hour.
Lansbury, the former Nottingham Forest midfielder signed in January, was left humiliated on the line as he helped in Jamaal Lascelles’ effort that hit the post, leaving the Magpies fans to taunt him.
Newcastle supporters remembered how Lansbury was at the centre of the red cards issued to Jonjo Shelvey and Paul Dummett during Forest’s 2-1 win at the City Ground earlier in the season – only for both dismissals to be rescinded afterwards.
The home side, who lost striker Dwight Gayle in the first half through injury, are a point clear of second-placed Brighton again and they sit eight clear of Huddersfield in third with 14 matches remaining in the race to win promotion to the Premier League.
Twenty-goal Gayle returned to the Newcastle side for the first time since pulling his hamstring in the middle of January, with manager Rafael Benitez desperate for the £10million man’s goals to lift them back to the top of the pile.
History suggested their chances of doing so were favourable as Villa had not beaten their opponents since April 2011 in a run stretching back 10 matches.
The visitors, now winless in nine league games dating back to Boxing Day, started well and had the first decent opportunity when Birkir Bjarnason side-footed wide at the back post when Scott Hogan’s looping header fell his way.
Newcastle struggled to gain a foothold on proceedings. Shelvey was not afforded the freedom he usually finds in the middle, while Gayle cut an isolated figure at the top of the home side’s system.
And – shortly before Gayle made his way down the tunnel after 33 minutes nursing another injury – Villa came closer still. This time goalkeeper Karl Darlow had to make a stunning one-handed save to turn over a drive from striker Jonathan Kodjia which took a wicked deflection off DeAndre Yedlin en route to make the save even greater.
Yet for all of Newcastle’s first-half problems, they still took the lead before the interval – and it was substitute Aleksandar Mitrovic’s effort through a crowded box that led to it.
The Serbian’s effort was blocked and fell invitingly for Gouffran to poke the finish over the line to earn Newcastle an advantage that few inside St James’ Park could have seen coming.
Newcastle were not convincing initially after the restart either, until Lansbury’s moment to forget effectively wrapped things up and gave the home side the room to relax.
Shelvey’s corner was turned goalwards by Lascelles. The defender’s effort hit the foot of the post before Lansbury made a mistake on the line with the ball rebounding off the midfielder and rolling in.
Villa goalkeeper Sam Johnstone prevented further goals by making two excellent low stops to turn away efforts from Matt Ritchie and Jack Colback. The points, though, had already been secured.
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The Magpies and Brighton have set the pace at the top of the table for several months now, but having established a significant gap between themselves and the rest, they have been unable to break away with Huddersfield, Reading, Leeds and Sheffield Wednesday still hot on their heels.
Colback, who will hope to retain his place in the starting line-up for Monday night’s home clash with Aston Villa, said with a smile: “It’s getting irritating now, actually.
“Of course you have a look at the other results. They are a part of the competition, you’re going to have a look after games.
“We obviously focus on ourselves first. We know that we’ve put ourselves in a position where if we keep winning games or stay unbeaten and are consistent, then we’ll go up so we will focus on that first and foremost.”
Newcastle head into the Villa game sitting in second and five points ahead of third-placed Huddersfield, and while there is still much work to be done, Colback and his team-mates know that the situation is still very much in their hands.
He said: “The gap obviously was a bit more healthy, they have closed the gap – credit to them because they keep wining games. But we’ve got to play everyone around us. Again it shows it’s in our own hands.”
Dwight Gayle return
Benitez said: “We were winning without him and that was important. But were we missing a clinical finisher? Yes. Were we missing a player with pace and good movement? Yes.
“The others were doing a good job – [Daryl] Murphy and [Aleksandar] Mitrovic have been great – but he is a different kind of striker who gives you the opportunity to change things during the games.”
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