Newcastle's destiny is out of their own hands and Benitez describes the situation as "bad, but simple".
To be fair, if you can't score against a rotten Aston Villa, then you probably deserve to get relegated...
Former Newcastle forward Hatem Ben Arfa is believed to be heading for a sensational transfer to Barcelona.
"Roll on Sunday. I’m looking forward to it. We go again to cement our place in the Champions League."
Gabriel Obertan and Sylvain Marveaux have left Newcastle by mutual consent.
Andros Townsend prefers to have 'points on the board' than games in hand at this stage of the season.
That's what happens when you go to Newcastle, win big and see a bouncer with your lady's phone...
Who is the only manager less popular than Martinez at Goodison? Let's appoint him.
West Ham are pushing for their own fairytale. Jack WIlshere and Manuel Pellegrini meanwhile, aren't...
"When he gets onto his left foot in these areas, there isn't a better player in Europe," says 'expert'.
Townsend has a style perfectly suited to a fanbase and a manager that needed a working-class hero.
A stunning free-kick from Andros Townsend and a penalty save from Karl Darlow lifts Newcastle to 17th.
Sylvain Marveaux and Gabriel Obertan have reportedly been told their services are no longer required.
"I don't take too much notice," says Newcastle boss after Sam Allardyce's attempt to wind up Palace players.
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