Newcastle United News
Fans are happy there is now a Saudi counterpart to Qatar-owned Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City.
A run of 13 points from a possible 15, including trips to Manchester United and Tottenham, has propelled Newcastle ahead of Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool into fourth.
Premier League: Eddie Howe defends Newcastle after Jurgen Klopp takes a swipe at Saudi-owned club’s riches
Howe, who was appointed manager of the Magpies last November, insisted the club’s wage bill is “very controlled”.
Alexander Isak, 22, agreed a 'long-term' contract with the Premier League club and could make his debut in Sunday's match at Wolves
Chris Wood headed in the Newcastle winner in the 52nd minute to set-up a home third round clash against Crystal Palace.
Newcastle were leading 3-1 against Guardiola's Manchester City and appeared set for a memorable victory before Erling Haaland and Bernardo Silva rescued a point with second half strikes.
Manchester City defeated Leeds 4-0 to maintain their one-point lead over Liverpool in Premier League.
The New Zealand striker was on target in the 72nd minute, with his second goal for the Magpies since his £25 million ($32 million) January transfer window move from Burnley helping Newcastle move 10 points clear of the relegation zone with seven games to play.
It was only Everton’s third top-flight win since September, but it now has a three-point gap to 18th-place Watford with two matches in hand.
Premier League: Chelsea vs Newcastle United labelled 'sportswashing derby' with clubs bound by murky owners
Perhaps it was the realisation of the severity of the situation now facing Chelsea that ensured there was no repeat of the Abramovich chants that disrupted the previous weekend's backing for Ukraine
City's lead at the top is down to six points after a pulsating afternoon that could serve as a seismic shift in the Premier League's battle for supremacy.
Premier League: Newcastle's Kieran Trippier undergoes surgery on injured foot, faces race to return to fitness
Newcastle manager Eddie Howe said Trippier had the operation on Thursday, but his return date remains uncertain.
The England full-back has been impressive for Eddie Howe's side since joining the Magpies from Atletico Madrid in the January transfer window, scoring twice in a three-match winning run that has lifted them out of the relegation zone.
Kevin De Bruyne curled home a brilliant second-half goal to earn Manchester City a 1-0 win over Chelsea and a 13-point lead over its nearest rival in the Premier League.
The 30-year-old, who has signed a two-and-a-half year contract, has moved to St James' Park for an undisclosed fee, which reports said was £25 million ($34 million).
The 31-year-old full-back has moved back to the Premier League for an undisclosed fee, understood to be in the region of £12 million ($16 million) plus add-ons.
It is the second successive Newcastle fixture to be postponed following the cancellation of Thursday’s scheduled game at Everton.
Fearing they would not be able to field a full team at Goodison Park, second bottom Newcastle asked for the game to be cancelled and the Premier League agreed.
Manchester United remain in seventh place in the Premier League, seven points behind fourth placed Arsenal with two games in hand.
United are trying to close the eight-point gap on fourth place in their bid to qualify for the Champions League.