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Derby win to reignite hopes of survival

Derby County's win against Hull City gives renewed hope of avoiding relegation from the Championship. (Author: Gardener)

DerbyDerby County reignited their hopes for a remarkable escape from Championship relegation as they beat Hull City at home. Derby finished the game and moved to within four points of 21st-place Reading with their first win in four games, the side just outside the relegation zone. While Wayne Rooney's side remain second from bottom, their win puts pressure on nearest rivals Peterborough and the Royals, who sit on either side of the drop zone ahead of their games on Wednesday. Having had 21 points deducted this season for breaching EFL spending regulations as well as entering administration in September, surviving would be an incredible feat for Derby as the club still grapple with numerous problems off the field. They had started the better of the two when Keane Lewis-Potter saved a well-hit Ryan Allsop half-volley in the opening minutes, before the striker also failed to deflect a header close to the post before Derby took the lead. Forsyth opened the scoring when he headed in powerfully from a deep Jason Knight cross and then Lawrence showed his last instinct to add the second before the break. Derby didn't let up after the restart as Lawrence then became the assist for Ebosele to make their goal selections within two minutes of the second half. The only blemish on Derby's performance was when Forsyth got the finishing touches on a Brandon Fleming cross from the left towards Lewis-Potter, but that would be the only moment of real concern. While Derby are three games more than Peterborough by two points and two games more than Reading by four points, they will travel to Middlesbrough on Saturday confident of building on that win. I knew earlier in the season when I made him captain that some people would have said it was a controversial decision. "But I've known Tom for a long time and I know what he's capable of and I knew that giving him that extra responsibility would improve his game." He's a player who wants to be challenged and I think Tom is probably the best form he's been in for a long time. “He scores goals, creates goals, but the other side of that that people don't really see is his incredible work rate. He plays almost every minute of every game and although he's struggled with cramps a lot in the past, he's worked really hard on his diet and he's been great." "We started well but they're a team that plays high up and fills in the gaps and brings the game to you. "It's difficult when you give away 50-50 balls, even 60-40 balls, the opponent always gets an advantage and it's always difficult to get back into the game." We have to work our way out of that and I have to try to understand you , where the more experienced players can help us. "We tried a few new players tonight and gave them a chance to show what they can do, but there are a lot of games coming up now where we need to keep trying things and keep building."

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Mike Ashley's stance on the Derby takeover was made very clear when fan emails surfaced

Ashley, who ended his 14-year tenure as Newcastle United owner last October when he sold it to a Saudi-led consortium, has been linked with a move to ailing Championship side Derby (Author: Gardener)

Mike Ashley'sAshley, who ended his 14-year tenure as Newcastle United owner last October when he sold it to a Saudi-led consortium, has been linked with a move for ailing Championship side Derby and is one of his closest associates. Reports over the weekend suggested Ashley, the former Newcastle United owner, was ready to give up his pursuit of the troubled Rams. The Sports Direct boss has been linked with a move to Derby for months, but Ashley is said to have been "upset" because Derby administrators rejected his initial proposal to buy the club. Speaking to Sky Sports, Ashley's PR director Keith Bishop says his boss is still keen on saving the East Midlands side. "He's 100 per cent interested in buying the club," said Bishop. "He wants Derby fans to know he's very interested. Would Ashley succeed at Derby? Mike Ashley is said to be fully committed to buying Derby. "He sees it as a club that's doing really well could, obviously it's not very good at the moment, but he thinks his business acumen could turn things around. "He's still a very rich man who has enough money to put into the club and he has the business acumen to make a difference there." "If I were a Derby fan I would be very happy. And from the response we're getting, there are a lot of fans who want him to come and take over the club. Derby County fans recently protested the situation engulfing their club. Ashley ended his 14-year tenure at Newcastle last October when the north east club was taken over by a Saudi-led consortium. Bishop added: "We've had a lot of emails from Derby fans lately saying they want him to take over, which obviously made him happy too. He's a rich man but not that could get Newcastle where it should be." so that's what he did. "He got it right on the pitch at Newcastle. And I think that's what Derby need now - someone who knows football but is also a good businessman." If someone bought it now it would take almost 12 weeks to get it ready and that's almost May [if someone bought the club now]. But he would like to sort out those frustrations and move forward. I know he'd love to do it, but you can never guarantee anything." Derby has been in administration since September and has docked a total of 21 points.

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Derby dares to dream again as Rooney explains the game plan

Derby County headlines from Derbyshire Live after the Rams' result against Hull City (Author: Gardener)

DerbyHull City Manager Shota Arveladze and Derby County Manager Wayne Rooney during the Sky Bet Championship match at Pride Park. Hull City Manager Shota Arveladze and Derby County Manager Wayne Rooney during the Sky Bet Championship match at Pride Park. Get the latest Rams acquisitions, team news, game updates and analysis straight to your inbox. Get the latest Rams acquisitions, team news, game updates and analysis straight to your inbox hoping to make the great escape and avoid relegation from the Championship. Forsyth scored the winning goal against Reading earlier this season and his opener gave the Rams a huge boost. Hull had no reply to Ebosele, who sped past his marker with ease before delivering a low cross. Ingram pushed the ball out and Tom Lawrence was the quickest to react to put it into the net. Derby started the second half as they had ended the first, front footed and wasted no time in extending their lead. Lawrence found Ebosele, who sped into the Hull area and scored a finish over Ingram and inside the far post for his second goal of the season, and one that deserved his excellent performance. Hull pulled back a goal when Forysth turned the ball into his own net after 65 minutes. Wayne Rooney was delighted to see Derby County's game plan pay off in a 3-1 home win over Hull City. Goals from Craig Forsyth, skipper Tom Lawwrence and Festy Ebosele gave the Rams three points, narrowing the gap between them and safety in the Championship to four points. Afterwards, Rooney said: "I thought we didn't start well for the first five or ten minutes and after that we grew more into the game," he said. Derby County fans have voiced their reaction to a big win over Hull City as the Rams move one step closer to safety. The win puts Derby to four safety points ahead of Reading's game against Bristol City on Wednesday night, a clash Derby fans are sure to keep an eye on. After the full-time whistle blew, Derby supporters took to social media to give their reaction. Derby County Administrators have said a takeover could be completed within a "short period of time" once compensation claims from Middlesbrough and Wycombe Wanderers are settled. Rams owner Mel Morris offered to personally intervene and defend claims by both clubs for compensation over historic financial fair play violations. These demands are one of the obstacles to a takeover of the club, which has been under administration since September and is on the verge of liquidation. It was unclear as of Friday how the impasse would be resolved, but Morris' intervention has given supporters hope that Steve Gibson and Rob Couhig, owners of Boro and Wycombe respectively, would take on the club's owner rather than Derby himself Derby County administrators have explained the reasons some of the club's players were allowed to leave last month. Rams boss Wayne Rooney said the players would not leave in the January transfer window but that was not the case for Phil Jagielka and Graeme Shinnie among those leaving the club. Jagielka's contract was expiring and embargo rules prevented Derby from signing him for a new one, so he joined Stoke City.

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Derby win to reignite hopes of survival

Derby County rekindle hopes of avoiding relegation from Championship after beating Hull City (Author: Gardener)

DerbyDerby County raised their hopes for a remarkable escape from relegation to the Championship when they beat Hull City at home. Derby finished the game and moved to within four points of 21st-place Reading with their first win in four games, the side just outside the relegation zone. While Wayne Rooney's side remain second from bottom, their win puts pressure on nearest rivals Peterborough and the Royals, who sit on either side of the drop zone ahead of their games on Wednesday. Having had 21 points deducted this season for breaching EFL spending regulations as well as entering administration in September, surviving would be an incredible feat for Derby as the club still grapple with numerous problems off the field. They had started the better of the two when Keane Lewis-Potter saved a well-hit Ryan Allsop half-volley in the opening minutes, before the striker also failed to deflect a header close to the post before Derby took the lead. Forsyth opened the scoring when he headed in powerfully from a deep Jason Knight cross and then Lawrence showed his last instinct to add the second before the break. Derby didn't let up after the restart as Lawrence then became the assist for Ebosele to make their goal selections within two minutes of the second half. The only blemish on Derby's performance was when Forsyth got the finishing touches on a Brandon Fleming cross from the left towards Lewis-Potter, but that would be the only moment of real concern. While Derby are three games more than Peterborough by two points and two games more than Reading by four points, they will travel to Middlesbrough on Saturday confident of building on that win. I knew earlier in the season when I made him captain that some people would have said it was a controversial decision. "But I've known Tom for a long time and I know what he's capable of and I knew that giving him that extra responsibility would improve his game." He's a player who wants to be challenged and I think Tom is probably the best form he's been in for a long time. “He scores goals, creates goals, but the other side of that that people don't really see is his incredible work rate. He plays almost every minute of every game and although he's struggled with cramps a lot in the past, he's worked really hard on his diet and he's been great." "We started well but they're a team that plays high up and fills in the gaps and brings the game to you. "It's difficult when you give away 50-50 balls, even 60-40 balls, the opponent always gets an advantage and it's always difficult to get back into the game." We have to work our way out of that and I have to try to understand you , where the more experienced players can help us. "We tried a few new players tonight and gave them a chance to show what they can do, but there are a lot of games coming up now where we need to keep trying things and keep building."

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Championship result, final score and reaction

Derby County vs Hull City LIVE: Championship Result, Full Time and Reaction - Follow all the action at Pride Park Stadium (Author: Gardener)

Derby CountyThis website uses cookies for analytics, personalized content and ads. By continuing to browse this site, you agree to this use. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience. Follow live coverage as Derby County take on Hull City in the Championship today. The second division of English football is one of the most watched leagues in Europe with a relentless fixture schedule and the offered prize of a Premier League spot, making it one of the most dramatic and exciting competitions in world football. Fulham were relegated from the top flight in 2021 but are returning refreshed and hopeful and Sheffield United have no doubt enjoyed their spell in the Premier League too and are keen to return as well. West Bromwich Albion know what it takes to get promoted from the Championship and will again be one of the favorites to do it with one of the best squads in the division. It's not just about the fight for promotion either, with Hull City, Peterborough and play-off winners Blackpool hoping their promotion from League One will not be short-lived as he struggles to avoid the crash at the end . We bring you all the action and updates from today's game in the live blog below: 21:40 , admin attempt blocked. Jacob Greaves (Hull City) header from the center of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Brandon Fleming with a cross from a corner. 9:38pm Admin Max Bird (Derby County) is yellow carded for a bad foul. 21:38 , Admin 21:33 , Admin George Honeyman (Hull City) is yellow carded for a bad foul. Tom Eaves (Hull City) header from the center of the box is blocked. Assisted by Keane Lewis Potter with a cross. Jason Knight (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Sean McLoughlin (Hull City) left footed shot from the center of the box is blocked. Sean McLoughlin (Hull City) left footed shot from the center of the box is blocked. Keane Lewis-Potter (Hull City) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box. Max Bird (Derby County) right footed shot from the center of the box is blocked. 21:02 , Admin 20:57 , Admin Krystian Bielik (Derby County) is yellow carded for a bad foul. Festy Ebosele (Derby County) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Festy Ebosele (Derby County) right footed shot from the right side of the box. Tom Lawrence (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide on the right from a direct free kick. Tom Lawrence (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Marcus Forss (Hull City) right footed shot from the center of the box is too high. Assisted by Lewie Coyle with a cross following a set piece situation. 8:31' Admin Lewie Coyle (Hull City) wins a free kick on the right wing. Max Bird (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. 20:27 , Administrator 20:27 , Administrator Attempt saved. Max Bird (Derby County) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top left corner. Tom Lawrence (Derby County) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box. Lewie Coyle (Hull City) header from the center of the box is too high. Assisted by Greg Docherty with a cross. 20:09 , Admin Offside, Derby County. 20:09 , Admin Offside, Derby County. Max Bird tries a through ball, but Craig Forsyth is caught offside. 8:09pm Admin Jacob Greaves (Hull City) is yellow carded for a bad foul. Derby County 1, Hull City 0 Derby County 1, Hull City 0 Derby County 1, Hull City 0 Derby County 1, Hull City 0 Craig Forsyth (Derby County) header from the center of the box, top right corner . 20:06 , admin attempt blocked. 20:06 , admin attempt blocked. 20:06 , admin attempt blocked. 20:06 , admin attempt blocked. Tom Lawrence (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. 20:04 , Admin Greg Docherty (Hull City) is yellow carded for a serious foul. 20:02 , admin attempt failed. 20:02 , admin attempt failed. 20:02 , admin attempt failed. 20:02 , admin attempt failed. 20:02 , admin attempt failed. 20:02 , admin attempt failed. Keane Lewis-Potter (Hull City) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Marcus Forss with a cross. Marcus Forss (Hull City) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved. 19:50 , admin attempt saved. 19:50 , admin attempt saved. 19:50 , admin attempt saved. Keane Lewis-Potter (Hull City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top center of the goal.

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Wayne Rooney's squad continues their unlikely fight for survival

Report and free match highlights from the Sky Bet Championship clash between Derby County and Hull City at Pride Park as goals from Craig Forsyth, Tom Lawrence and Festy Ebosele gave the Rams a big win (Author: Gardener)

Wayne Rooney'sWales international Tom Lawrence scored and set up for Festy Ebosele after Craig Forsyth gave Derby a first-half lead they were never about to give up. The defender passed Matt Ingram on his 250th appearance for Derby who, while still in administration, is now just four points behind fourth-bottom Reading, who have played two games fewer. Hull started well enough as Keane Lewis-Potter forced Ryan Allsop into a flying save, but the night quickly went downhill for the Tigers after Forsyth put Derby ahead. They at least reacted in the second half, retiring a goal when Forsyth was deflected off a Lewis Potter cross, but it's a loss in a row for Hull now. Poland midfielder Krystian Bielik made his first start for Derby in just over a year after suffering a serious knee injury, but it was Hull who started strong and ran narrowly in the fourth minute. Lewis-Potter found space at the edge of the area to fire a shot that Allsop was able to reverse well. Derby moved the ball quickly and brought in crosses into the box, although Hull nearly hit them in the 15th minute at half-time when Marcus Forss whipped the ball in and Lewis-Potter headed it. But Hull was stunned four minutes later when Jason Knight crossed from the right and Forsyth climbed over Lewie Coyle to drive a header into the top right corner. Derby always threatened whenever they went forward and it was no surprise when they extended their lead in the 38th minute. Ebosele used his strength to force his way to the touchline and when Ingram could only push the ball away, Lawrence lunged for goal from six yards. It was all derby and Max Bird was almost a third when his dodgy shot from the edge of the box brought a sharp save from Ingram. The half-time whistle was a relief for Hull but it was short-lived as Derby clinched another big win two minutes after the break. Lawrence drove up front and played into Ebosele, who fired in a low drive that flew past Ingram's right hand and into the far post. Hull showed at least some struggle and reduced the deficit in the 65th minute when Lewis-Potter went past Ebosele on the left and received his cross from Forsyth. But I've known Tom for a long time and what he's capable of, and I knew that giving him that extra responsibility would improve his game. He plays almost every minute of every game and although he's struggled in the past with frequent cramps, he's worked really hard on his diet and has been great weak at things we're really good at. Like teamwork, winning first ball and second ball, we're good at that, but today we lost balls like that. “We started well and things went as we had discussed. We talked about some things that worked well, but after the goal we lose every ball and every jump was for Derby. Then we have three players looking at each other for the second goal .

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Mike Ashley is fully committed to buying the Championship Club but has been frustrated by delays

Mike Ashley's PR director Keith Bishop exclusively told Sky Sports News that the former Newcastle owner is keen to buy Derby County but is frustrated with the takeover process; The Derbys owe more than £60million (Author: Gardener)

Mike AshleyOne of Mike Ashley's senior staff has confirmed that the former Newcastle owner is determined to buy Derby County, but is growing increasingly frustrated with delays hampering a potential takeover. In an exclusive interview with Sky Sports News, Ashley's PR director Keith Bishop says Derby's debt and the complexity of a deal to buy the club "don't scare him" but he admits "the clock is ticking" when a Deal is done to avoid a liquidation of Derby. "He's 100 per cent interested in buying the club," said Bishop. "He wants the Derby fans to know he's very interested." He sees it as a club that could do really well, obviously things aren't going very well at the moment but he thinks he's doing it with his Business acumen could really turn around. "He's still a very rich man who has enough money to put into the club and he has the business acumen to make a difference there." "If I were a Derby fan I would be very happy. And from the response we're getting, there are a lot of fans who want him to come and take over the club. Ashley is one of three potential buyers interested in taking over Pride Park despite the complex nature of the situation and this is a source of frustration. Debts in excess of £60m, legal claims from Middlesbrough and Wycombe of potentially £40m and the complexity of the non-club stadium are all serious stumbling blocks. "He looks for things like that, it doesn't scare him. He's also liked Derby for a number of years, he knows their past - the 70's and 80's, the Cloughie years - and he knows the fans, who are a good group of fans." We've had a lot of emails from Derby lately - Received fans saying they want him to take over, which obviously pleased him too.” Towards the end of his tenure as Newcastle manager, Ashley became a figure of hatred for the majority of fans in the North East. Bishop replied: "He was at the club for 14 years and in the beginning he really enjoyed it. "Obviously things didn't go well in the end but he said at the time he was going to sell the club to someone who could really take it to the next level and he sold it to a country rather than an individual. "He's a one rich man, but not one who could put Newcastle where it belonged, so that's what he did. "In Newcastle, he got it right on the pitch. And I think that's what Derby need now - someone who can knows about football, but is also a good businessman." "He has an idea that he can really turn it around and that's why he wants to get involved. There are other clubs too but Derby is the one he's had his eye on for a while." Almost two weeks ago, Derby were granted a month-long extension to prove to the EFL they have the funds needed to watch the remainder of this season's games. Since then there has been no public statement of progress from Derby's administrators and Ashley is keen to move things forward as quickly as possible. "If someone bought it now it would take almost 12 weeks to complete and that's almost until May [if someone bought the club now]. But he wants to sort out those frustrations and move forward. "I understand there were a couple of newspaper reports over the weekend - claiming Mike Ashley had backed out of any deal to buy Derby County - that they didn't like. So Mike Ashley wanted to make that clear in the first place. The Ashley camp is frustrated with the lack of progress. They believe their deal is very credible, they are ready to take over Derby County knowing the club's significant problems and yet things are not moving with Derby's administrators and the EFL. I've asked the Ashley camp for an interview for a while, but it's a calculated decision to do it now. “It puts a little bit of pressure on Derby administrators and the EFL, it makes it clear to Derby supporters that Mike Ashely is serious about wanting to buy the club and it means the work they do behind the scenes afford, probably a little bit more traction now." "There are three prospects looking to buy Derby County and they are all credible, as far as I understand they all face the same hurdles which are significant, more significant than any hurdles who I have known in the past when a Championship club has attempted to be taken over. "Derby are in excess of £60m in debt, a huge hurdle to clear from the start, and they also have legal claims against them from Middlesbrough and Wycombe, who are suing them for Derby's breach of those set by the EFL in the past financial rules set out in the season. Those legal claims have a potential value of £40m. You can see it's a very complex deal to go through and those hurdles are yet to be cleared."

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Championship result, final score and reaction

Derby County vs Hull City LIVE: Championship Result, Full Time and Reaction - Follow all the action at Pride Park Stadium (Author: Gardener)

Derby CountyThis website uses cookies for analytics, personalized content and ads. By continuing to browse this site, you agree to this use. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience. Follow live coverage as Derby County take on Hull City in the Championship today. The second division of English football is one of the most watched leagues in Europe with a relentless fixture schedule and the offered prize of a Premier League spot, making it one of the most dramatic and exciting competitions in world football. Fulham were relegated from the top flight in 2021 but are returning refreshed and hopeful and Sheffield United have no doubt enjoyed their spell in the Premier League too and are keen to return as well. West Bromwich Albion know what it takes to get promoted from the Championship and will again be one of the favorites to do it with one of the best squads in the division. It's not just about the fight for promotion either, with Hull City, Peterborough and play-off winners Blackpool hoping their promotion from League One will not be short-lived as he struggles to avoid the crash at the end . We bring you all the action and updates from today's game in the live blog below: 21:40 , admin attempt blocked. Jacob Greaves (Hull City) header from the center of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Brandon Fleming with a cross from a corner. 9:38pm Admin Max Bird (Derby County) is yellow carded for a bad foul. 21:38 , Admin 21:33 , Admin George Honeyman (Hull City) is yellow carded for a bad foul. Tom Eaves (Hull City) header from the center of the box is blocked. Assisted by Keane Lewis Potter with a cross. Jason Knight (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Sean McLoughlin (Hull City) left footed shot from the center of the box is blocked. Sean McLoughlin (Hull City) left footed shot from the center of the box is blocked. Keane Lewis-Potter (Hull City) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box. Max Bird (Derby County) right footed shot from the center of the box is blocked. 21:02 , Admin 20:57 , Admin Krystian Bielik (Derby County) is yellow carded for a bad foul. Festy Ebosele (Derby County) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Festy Ebosele (Derby County) right footed shot from the right side of the box. Tom Lawrence (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide on the right from a direct free kick. Tom Lawrence (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Marcus Forss (Hull City) right footed shot from the center of the box is too high. Assisted by Lewie Coyle with a cross following a set piece situation. 8:31' Admin Lewie Coyle (Hull City) wins a free kick on the right wing. Max Bird (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. 20:27 , Administrator 20:27 , Administrator Attempt saved. Max Bird (Derby County) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top left corner. Tom Lawrence (Derby County) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box. Lewie Coyle (Hull City) header from the center of the box is too high. Assisted by Greg Docherty with a cross. 20:09 , Admin Offside, Derby County. 20:09 , Admin Offside, Derby County. Max Bird tries a through ball, but Craig Forsyth is caught offside. 8:09pm Admin Jacob Greaves (Hull City) is yellow carded for a bad foul. Derby County 1, Hull City 0 Derby County 1, Hull City 0 Derby County 1, Hull City 0 Derby County 1, Hull City 0 Craig Forsyth (Derby County) header from the center of the box, top right corner . 20:06 , admin attempt blocked. 20:06 , admin attempt blocked. 20:06 , admin attempt blocked. 20:06 , admin attempt blocked. Tom Lawrence (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. 20:04 , Admin Greg Docherty (Hull City) is yellow carded for a serious foul. 20:02 , admin attempt failed. 20:02 , admin attempt failed. 20:02 , admin attempt failed. 20:02 , admin attempt failed. 20:02 , admin attempt failed. 20:02 , admin attempt failed. Keane Lewis-Potter (Hull City) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Marcus Forss with a cross. Marcus Forss (Hull City) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved. 19:50 , admin attempt saved. 19:50 , admin attempt saved. 19:50 , admin attempt saved. Keane Lewis-Potter (Hull City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top center of the goal.

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Premier League - how it happened

Minute-by-minute report: Newcastle overplayed Everton to break away from the relegation places and draw their opponents into the fray to avoid relegation. Scott Murray watched. (Author: Gardener)

NewcastleBy continuing to browse this site, you agree to this use. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience. Minute-by-minute report: Newcastle overplayed Everton to break away from the relegation places and draw their opponents into the fray to avoid relegation. 83 min: There was a huge gap on the right side of the Everton wall between Dele and last man Gordon. Kudos to Trippier, who cleverly capitalized on the advantage with a beautiful free-kick, but questions will no doubt be asked. Jarrod Bowen's second-half goal was enough for West Ham to defeat Watford 1-0 at the London Stadium, while Jay Rodriguez canceled out Paul Pogba's strike as Burnley beat Manchester United 1-1 at Turf Moor. Eddie Howe is asked by BT what he liked best about tonight. It was a bit nervous at the end but we had a two-goal cushion and we haven't had that for a while. I thought Kieran Trippier in particular was excellent today. The atmosphere was just electric, I can't thank the supporters enough and I hope they enjoyed what they saw today. A team fully committed with heart and quality.” Kieran Trippier speaks to BT Sport. We got a great three points but we take it one game at a time. The character that the guys have shown in trying to keep up shows the cohesion we have. We need that for the rest of the season.” Newcastle were great tonight. The borderline unplayable Allan Saint-Maximin is also a superstar. A second win in a row means the wind is really behind the toons as they battle to stay on top. Everton were miserable, mind you, and lost their collective head a bit towards the end of the game. They didn't offer much in attack and could easily have scored a few more goals. I'm not sure if the result is more of a concern than the performance, but either way it means Frank Lampard is the first Everton manager to lose his first league game since Gordon Lee in 1977. Trippier scores his first Newcastle goal with a sensational free-kick! He spots a gap in Everton's wall and whips a curler through it, the ball sails into the bottom right corner, Pickford doesn't give a chance. Kieran Trippier curls in a peach to score the third Toon goal. Kieran Trippier curls in a peach to score the third Toon goal. Photo: Owen Humphreys/PA Photo: Owen Humphreys/PA A huge win for Newcastle who totally deserved it! and are now just a point behind Everton, who have now been drawn into the fight to stay in the Premier League. 90 min +4: Alli clangs into Joelinton with unnecessary aggression. 90 min +3: Nothing comes from the corner, although Guimaraes shows his skills with a back heel pass between two defenders and finds his teammate Joelinton. 90 min + 2: Saint-Maximin cavorts past Holgate on the left and races into the penalty area. He reaches the byline, checks back, and fires to the bottom left. Pickford manages to turn the ball out to the corner. 90 min+1: In the first of four minutes of overtime, Manquillo replaces Trippier. 90 mins: Willock, every drop of energy sapping, is replaced by new boy Bruno Guimaraes. 88 min: How on earth did the ball stay out here? Saint-Maximin, who was sensational from the start tonight, grabs possession and tears down the middle. He shoves Murphy directly to his right. Murphy whistles a low diagonal shot over Pickford and off the base of the left post. The ball breaks back to Willock, who hits a drive straight at Pickford, who just manages to manage the shot. 87 min: Van de Beek has a long-range shot. It's blocked. To be fair, he's been looking reasonably lively since coming on. 85 mins: "Dele Alli was nowhere near that tonight," says BT co-commentator Chris Sutton, who suggests Everton's signings need to be updated quickly if the Toffees are not to be dragged into the relegation battle. 82 mins: Newcastle make their first substitution of the night, replacing Fraser with Murphy. 79 mins: Fraser dribbles at high speed from the right and is cynically brought down by Allan, who goes into the book...then meets Trippier, which doesn't seem particularly wise given his new punishment status. A free kick right of center, 25 yards away. 77 mins: Newcastle had put the ball out for Saint-Maximin to be dealt but didn't get it back, Everton started long for Richarlison. The visitors almost get their karmic compensation, Newcastle counter via Saint-Maximin, who comes in from the left and fires heavily at Pickford, who can only parry Wood. The ball slammed into the net from Wood, but the Toon forward was miles offside. 76 mins: Gordon, who has just exchanged views with Trippier, clatters into Saint-Maximin. For a second it looks like things are about to start in a big way between Trippier, Gordon and Allan, but the referee calms things down quickly enough. 74 min: Some good news for these two relegation-stricken sides: West Ham took the lead against Watford, Jarrod Bowen with the opening goal at the London Stadium in the 68th minute. 72 min: Coleman has a swipe from long range. Van de Beek then smacks the ball down the inside right channel and chases after it himself, but Targett is clever in his play and intercepts. A little better from Everton but the bar has been set low. 70 minutes: Townsend makes room on the left but has few chances down the middle and his cross sails harmlessly out for a goal kick. Everton have achieved very little since the break. 68 min: Everton only clears half of the corner. Saint-Maximin whips back from the left. Willock is inches away from hitting the cross with a header. He was slightly pulled by the increasingly cheeky Branthwaite and complains about it, but the referee isn't interested. The ball sails out for a kick. 67 mins: Branthwaite knocks Willock down and then stands on his foot when there's really no need for him. Some karma as the resulting free kick leads to a corner for Newcastle on the left. 65 min: Willock chases a long ball down to the right. Keane plays backwards to Pickford, who slashes wildly. The ball falls on Branthwaite and he hits even more spectacularly. The ball splashes behind him and out the corner. Nothing comes from the set piece but this error from Pickford gives the crowd a chance to air some of their favorite Sunderland materials. 63 min: The always exciting Saint-Maximin tumbles again down the channel on the left before spinning and threading a teasing cross through the six-yard box. Wood, back on his heels, can't get close but that wanted to be beaten home by a spot-on striker. 62 min: Trippier makes good bottom right. His quickly delivered cross is cleared in half. Trippier tries to go down the flank again, only to be awkwardly run over by Alli. Trippier gets up to take the free kick himself. 61 min: Incidentally, the other Everton debutant Alli was also partly to blame for Newcastle's second goal, who let Willock withdraw the ball with great ease at the beginning of the move. 60 min: Van de Beek arrives for his Everton debut. Gomes, a bad challenge from the layoff, makes way. Joelinton deals with the inner left canal. Saint-Maximin takes over with full force. Keane tries to clear but the ball slips off his head and lands on Fraser, who nets an unkempt ball from six yards. Townsend tries to chop the line but can't deflect the ball. Ryan Fraser scores to put the Magpies ahead. 59 min: Richarlison takes himself. He tries to slide a shot under the wall as there is no one behind it. The ball is deflected to Branthwaite, who sends a fierce pearler straight at Dubravka from 25 yards. A bit to either side and the keeper might have struggled to keep that out. 58 min: Now it's Everton's turn to try and hit back straight away. A long pass down the left is contested by Richarlison and Lascelles, with the former positioning himself cleverly to ensure he gets rolled over. Free-kick, just left of the D. 55 mins: Branthwaite is cleared after a quick one-over to continue. 54 min: Trippier circles the free kick into the penalty area. Branthwaite heads clear and takes a left hook flush into Pickford's mush. Everton were at war tonight. 52 min: Alli is about to burst in the middle, but can't quite take the ball with him. Newcastle go up the other end, Saint-Maximin pulls a foul from Gomes, just to the left of the Everton box. Gomes, who have already been booked, are walking a fine line here. 51 minutes: Townsend whips in the ball. Lascelles and Dubravka confuse each other and the ball is deflected to a corner. From the standard situation on the left, Gordon dribbles in and sends a crisp curler to the top right. 50 min: Saint-Maximin shoots from the left corner of the Everton box. It was supposed to be a free kick, arm well away from the body, but the referee continues to wave. Shelvey's loose pass is snatched up by Allan, sending Richarlison jerking off to the right. Just as it looks like he's about to break free, Schar comes over and takes him out with a comically late lunge. Only a yellow, but a free kick in a dangerous position. 48 min: The resulting free kick from the center circle is floated into the Everton box. The ball lands on Lascelles and Willock, who get in each other's way. If one of them had been somewhere else, the other would certainly have whistled into the net from 12 meters. 47 min: Saint-Maximin is cynically checked out by Gomes, a silent-movie dragger of the old shorts, and it's an obvious yellow. Newcastle start the second half. Here's a stat from BT Sport: The goals were separated by just 107 seconds, the shortest time between own goals in Premier League history. Gordon, the victim of Shelvey's tackle, takes the resulting free kick himself on the left touchline. He swings it in and instigates a game of pinball in the six-yard box. The ball breaks to Holgate, just to the left, and he smashes it into the goal. It's half cleared off the line by Targett, but cannons from Lascelles and back to the bottom left corner! Joy for Everton as they take the lead. 45 min +3: One of the most absurd misses of all time. Saint-Maximin, dribbled into the box from the right, turned Keane and Holgate inside and out before cutting back, passing the dazed defenders and hitting Joelinton on the penalty spot. Joelinton needs to score but he slips and swings a leg at the ball as it falls, only managing to kick it into his own confused head. The hosts will be happier after equalizing and ending the half on a strong note, while Everton will regret the forced departures of Gray and Mina. Everything ready for a fast-paced second half. 45 min +2: Still the second. Newcastle react immediately! Willock forces a corner on the right. Lascelles, anxious to equalize his own goal, climbs the highest and smashes past Pickford with a header. The ball clatters off the bar, down and into Holgate. Photo: Alex Livesey/Getty Images 45 min +1: Not much happens in the first. 45 min: There are three additional first half minutes. 44 min: Targett crosses deep from the left. Fraser heads in goal. Branthwaite blocks with his own header, the ball twirls into another corner. Nothing will come of this. 42 min: Newcastle should lead. Trippier's far corner is only half cleared. Fraser, just to the right of the D, shoots. It grinds down a defender and falls on Wood, completely free, six yards away. Wood sends a weak header straight to Pickford. 41 min: Joelinton dribbles down the left flank at pace and leaps past Allan as if he weren't there. He enters the box and takes a shot that deflects wide to the left. 40 min: Two own goals in quick succession, although neither of them can really be blamed for scoring them. It's fair to say that St. James is jumping up as a result. 35 min: Mina cannot continue. Branthwaite takes his place. 33 min: Everton tries to counter through Gordon on the left. Shelvey comes over and mows him down. Cue brouhaha, with Richarlison loudest in the middle, of course he is. It's only a yellow but Shelvey is lucky there, he forced his way in and wrapped his legs around Gordon's supporting leg. 32 min: Mina goes down and clutches his groin. Joelinton rushes into the room he's clearing on the inside left, but gets off a shot while he's one on one with Pickford. A huge chance created by Saint-Maximin's delicate right-to-left dribble and pass. 31 min: Alli cuts in from the left and has a shot. He picks up the rebound and fires into the six-yard box for the first time, taking out three Newcastle defenders in one shot. Great improvisation and Richarlison's finish is even better, a graceful heel off Dubravka. The only problem is that Richarlison was ruled offside. 25 mins: Gray falls to the ground and slams the turf in frustration. He has changed something and cannot continue. In his place - and on his Everton debut - Dele Alli. Dele Alli makes his debut for the Toffeemen. 29 min: Coleman romps down the right and reaches the touchline before scooping at the far post towards Townsend. Saint-Maximin tries to counter on the left but is brought back by Mina, who is lucky enough to escape a booking. 27 min: Free kick for Everton on the right. Everyone lines up directly in front of the toon box and waits for the big swing. Townsend plays briefly instead. Gordon and Gomes exchange passports. Newcastle clear enough easily. 23 min: There's room for Willock in the middle of the pitch but he gets stuck between his feet and Everton's counterattack. Gray hurtles right into space, but can't decide what to do and is eventually forced to turn around. 21 min: The pace drops significantly. Everton won't mind either, having taken the sting out of Newcastle's quick start without too much trouble. 19 min: Townsend cuts in from the left and has a dig. The shot is wildly deflected and sails right into the corner. Mina hits the corner but can't suppress his header. Everton did a reasonable job of calming the Newcastle crowd. 18 min: Saint-Maximin is furious after being cut off from behind by Coleman. 17min: Gray stands on Targett's foot and there's another Newcastle free-kick, this time down the left. Tripper sends this one into the box with little effect. Fraser is good to continue by the way. 11 min: Some slapstick fun as Joelinton shoves Coleman off the pitch and shoves the Everton man into Eddie Howe, who was looking the other way. When Howe finally gets up, he smiles and we play on. Eddie Howe smiles after being punched by Seamus Coleman. Photo: Lee Smith/Action Images/Reuters Photo: Lee Smith/Action Images/Reuters Photo: Lee Smith/Action Images/Reuters 16 min: The resulting free-kick from the right is rolled into the Everton mixer by Trippier. The ball bounces off Richarlison's back and into Pickford's arms. 14 mins: Holgate is the first recipient of a yellow card for a fairly agricultural slide on Fraser. The Newcastle winger is in some soreness from the challenge. Here comes the trainer. 12 min: Richarlison is given a little too much time on the right of Newcastle D and drags a low shot over Dubravka and for the goal kick. 10 min: Saint-Maximin drops a shoulder to dribble into the field from the right. The pass isn't particularly accurate, mind you, and Shelvey has to pull an odd shot out from under his feet. The ball wobbles down right and it's an easy collection for Pickford. 9 min: Everton have settled down a bit since that rocky start. Some room for Coleman on the bottom right. The Everton captain rakes a long cross towards Townsend on a long stick. Townsend goes harmlessly down and far left. 2 min: A hellish atmosphere in St. James' Park. First Pickford, formerly neighbors of Sunderland, almost carries the ball out of his box as he slides to claim it. Mina then conceded possession to Shelvey and the crowd howled as a long-distance dipper cleared the bar. Jonjo Shelvey has a shot on goal. Photo: Scott Heppell/Reuters Photo: Scott Heppell/Reuters 7 mins: Gordon shoots Shelvey with absurd ease and no small amount of grace. This particular move isn't going anywhere fast but the young Evertonian looks like a real player. 6 min: Pickford gets the right pantomimes every time he receives the ball. 4 min: Fraser has some space down the right but he can't find Wood in the middle with his cross. It's a quick start from Newcastle and Everton struggle to retain any form of possession. 1 min: Everton shipowning company and Saint-Maximin rips off to the left. Eventually he will have to turn back, but what will you do when four opponents have gathered around you? There are few better sights in the Premier League than Saint-Maximin in full flight. Everton get the ball rolling... Here come the teams! Newcastle in their famous black and white stripes, Everton in their familiar royal blue. Eddie Howe speaks to BT Sport. We used it wisely and we're ready for the game. It's in the team's interest to use Bruno Guimaraes at the right time and he's a big training session [short]. It will be a good thing for him to experience and see the Premier League and I am sure he will be featured at some point. Frank Lampard, whose two substitutions that night were both enforced, adds: "The message from me is clear. It's good for them to have another opportunity and build up.” Everton optimism ahead of the game. And since I'm part of the camp "collect as many good players as possible and think about how I can use them later", the newcomers can only be rated positively. I'm cautiously optimistic about a win today, but even if they don't take all three points it's mostly nice to have hope for the remaining 18 games (plus the trophy!) and be relatively confident that Everton won't go will be lost this season.” Wim Roefs adds: “At least Donny van de Beek is no longer the last one listed among the substitutes as he always seemed to be in the Guardian's live coverage of Manchester United games. He's gone up two places so that's progress.” Newcastle are making a change from the side named after last month's 1-0 win at Leeds. New left-back Matt Targett replaces injured Paul Dummett. The other newcomers Bruno Guimaraes and Dan Burn sit on the bench. Two changes meanwhile with the Everton XI sent out to beat Brentford 4-1 in the FA Cup. Yerry Mina replaces the injured Ben Godfrey while Vitaliy Mykolenko makes way for Andros Townsend. Dele Alli, Donny van de Beek and Anwar El Ghazi are all on the bench and struggling to make their debuts, along with Dominic Calvert-Lewin, who is returning from injury. Eddie Howe. Either way, one or maybe both will be in trouble if they lose this one. Kick-off is at 19:45 GMT. It's on!

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Were protesters harassing Sir Keir Starmer really influenced by Prime Minister Jimmy Savile's allegation?

Sir Keir Starmer has been mobbed by protesters who chanted 'Jimmy Savile' and accused him of 'protecting pedophiles' - but have they been swayed by Boris Johnson's comments? (Author: Gardener)

Keir StarmerSir Keir Starmer has been mobbed by protesters who chanted 'Jimmy Savile' and accused him of 'protecting pedophiles' - but have they been swayed by Boris Johnson's comments? Sir Keir Starmer was bundled into a police car after protesters surrounded him. Labor leader and shadow Foreign Secretary David Lammy was walking past New Scotland Yard, near Parliament, on Monday night as a group surrounded the two politicians before officers intervened, with footage showing Sir Keir being bundled into a police car. Protesters could be heard shouting "Jimmy Savile" and accusing the leader of "protecting pedophiles" as they surrounded Sir Keir while officers tried to fight them off. As a result, Boris Johnson has again been called upon to apologize, including by his own MPs, after he last week accused Sir Keir of failing to prosecute the notorious sex offender when he was chief of justice. An online poster advertised the day of the protest in Parliament Square. After the incident, Downing Street made it clear the Prime Minister would not apologize, with a spokesman saying his words last week "may have been misunderstood". He added: "The Prime Minister clarified his statements last week to clarify that he is not suggesting that Keir Starmer was individually responsible for Savile's decision. Earlier on Tuesday, the Speaker in the House of Commons warned that "our words will have consequences", while some Labor MPs claimed protesters had repeatedly made remarks by the Prime Minister of Savile gathered in Westminster. A planned protest in Downing Street and Parliament Square for Monday was advertised online with a placard which Sir Keir makes no mention of in relation to Savile. Piers Corbyn can be seen in the crowd just after Keir Starmer is bundled into a police car. It says the rally will "support convoys and actions across the UK and the world", protect against vaccines, COVID regulations and the Police Attacks on Rights Act. The poster also states that the group wants to "remove all power - government and sham opposition". What were the protesters? actually say to Sir Keir? In videos of Sir Keir being bullied, protesters can mainly be heard shouting "false opposition", "traitor", "shame" and asking him "why don't you stand up against the government?" can be heard in the background "Jimmy Savile". and some are accusing the leader of "protecting pedophiles". Two website addresses on the poster come from Piers Corbyn, brother of former Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn, who has campaigned against vaccines, masks and lockdowns during the pandemic, he said There were several other groups there, individuals who decided to join and he welcomed people to the protest.Mr Corbyn told Sky News he was about 50 meters from Sir Keir when he heard the shouting and left just like The Labor leader added: "Some of the protesters just saw Keir Starmer walking by and started yelling at him, it was mainly about the fact that he's the worst opposition leader we've ever had."They said things about Jimmy Savile , but it had nothing to do with Boris's announcement, it was just a cheap way of dodging the bullet around the partying problem, while there were about 20 people in the mob surrounding Sir Keir , there were plenty more protests throughout the day - on a variety of issues Earlier in the afternoon a Sky News cameraman heard protesters outside Parliament shouting in support of the convoy of trucks that has brought Canada's capital Ottawa to a standstill, as declared in Ottawa after more than two weeks of so-called "freedom convoy" protests over COVID-19 vaccine requirements for truck drivers to re-enter the country from the United States. Outside Parliament around 6pm a Sky News reporter walked around 15 protesters holding placards against beagle cruelty and against the COVID vaccine Who is the group that attacked Sir Keir? d is part of a broader anti-establishment/anti-vaccine/anti-government movement. While Resistance GB released the video, members of other loosely organized groups were likely present as there had been previous anti-lockdown protests attracting similar groups. Follow live updates on the Prime Minister's questions on the Sky News app, website and TV from 11.30am on Wednesday

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