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Fisher scores four as Moors go fifth

MATCH-WINNER: Nathan Cartman

MANAGER'S REACTION: Clinical Cartman dangerous in the box

Steve McClaren watches on during Newcastle United's 5-1 defeat at Chelsea

Steve McClaren remains "upbeat" despite Chelsea capitulation

Pedro celebrates scoring his second goal in Chelsea's 5-1 win over Newcastle United

Chelsea 5 Newcastle United 1

Acrobat: Sunderland's Lamine Kone tries an overhead kick against Manchester United

'This squad can stay up now' claims Sam Allardyce after new boys impress for Sunderland

Salford City 3 Darlington 4

WATCH THE GOALS: Salford City 3 Darlington 4

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Joy: Paynter celebrates

Hartlepool United 2 Yeovil Town 1

LIVE: Chelsea v Newcastle United

LIVE: Chelsea 5 Newcastle United 1

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Opener: Wahbi Khazri celebrates with his Sunderland team-mates after putting them a goal up

Sunderland 2 Manchester United 1

BAD DAY: Newcastle's players adopt a gloomy outlook during their recent Premier League defeat at Watford

Steve McClaren accepts Newcastle will continue to pile pressure on themselves unless their away form improves

MR NEWCASTLE: Steven Taylor has made more than 250 senior appearances for Newcastle United

Steve McClaren brands Steven Taylor 'Newcastle's John Terry' ahead of Stamford Bridge showdown

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BREAKING FREE: Wahbi Khazri eludes the attentions of James Milner during Sunderland's 2-2 draw with Liverpool

Sunderland new boy Wahbi Khazri determined to reverse the trend for North-East failures from France

Rolando Aarons has retained his place in the starting line-up for Newcastle United's game at Chelsea

TEAM NEWS: Rolando Aarons remains at left-back as Newcastle United are unchanged

LIVE: Hartlepool United v Yeovil Town

LIVE: Hartlepool United v Yeovil Town

LIVE: Salford City v Darlington

LIVE: Salford City v Darlington

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LIVE: Sunderland v Manchester United

LIVE: Sunderland 2 Manchester United 1

Craig Hignett is unveiled as the new Hartlepool United manager at a press conference on Thursday 12th February 2016 at Victoria Park, Hartlepool (Photo: Mark Fletcher | Shutter Press) (55840306)

SATURDAY SPOTLIGHT: Klopp sets the standard Hignett is aspiring to after being appointed Hartlepool United boss

Past Winner: Kauto Star

Charlie McCann of betvictor.com on the weekend racing

Hartlepool United v Stevenage. Sky Bet League 2. Luke James whips the ball in front of Dean Wells.Picture: TOM BANKS (55874152)

New boss Hignett aims to get Pools players back on track

Middlesbrough Manager Aitor Karanka.  Mandatory byline: Alex Davidson/JMP - 16/01/2016 - FOOTBALL - Ashton Gate - Bristol, England - Bristol City v Middlesbrough - Sky Bet Championship (55824407)

Don't panic is Karanka's message to Boro faithful

Can Sunderland repeat last week's heroics ?

The weekend's best North-East football betting value

Former Yorkshire and England batsman Anthony McGrath will be giving a masterclass at Keighley Cricket Club  (55827576)

New challenge with Essex excites Yorkshire stalwart McGrath

Last year's big winner: Coneygree

The Aidan Coleman column

Leaving? Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal

'If we were good enough I wouldn't have entered the market' admits Sunderland boss ahead of Manchester United test

JUST ANOTHER GAME: Darlington manager Martin Gray

Salford match 'just another game', says Darlington manager

Cheick Tiote returned to produce an excellent performance in Newcastle United's 1-0 win over West Brom

Steve McClaren urges Newcastle to keep hold of Cheick Tiote

Sidelined: Sunderland's Duncan Watmore lies injured during last week's match at Anfield and he could be looking at couple of months out

'We've got the forwards to cope in relegation fight' claims Sunderland boss despite Johnson's sacking

Swansea City's Andre Ayew (right) battles for the ball with Newcastle United's Rolando Aarons. Picture: PA

Steve McClaren convinced Newcastle squad is made of strong stuff

NEW SIGNING: Martin Gray hopes Liam Hardy will fire Darlington to promotion

Hardy keen to play leading role in Darlington's fight for promotion

Darlington Mowden Park duo Rob Conquest and Pete Homan have both been named in the England Counties squad

Mowden's fine form helps duo win international recognition

EXIT: David Dowson left Darlington this week to join Spennymoor Town

DARLO DIARY: A midweek win, Gaskell's goal, a striker leaves and another one arrives - another busy week for Darlington

Dowson to make home debut for Moors

NEW SIGNING: Liam Hardy has joined Darlington from Buxton

Darlington sign the division's top scorer from Buxton

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Leicester City are now 2-1 favourites to lift the Premier League title following their win over Manchester City

Scott Wilson Column: Leicester make the most of a levelling of the Premier League landscape

Craig Hignett and Aitor Karanka. Picture:SARAH CALDECOTT

Boro boss Karanka backing Hignett to succeed

Craig Hignett is unveiled as the new Hartlepool United manager at a press conference on Thursday 12th February 2016 at Victoria Park, Hartlepool (Photo: Mark Fletcher | Shutter Press) (55764017)

Patience pays off as Hignett is appointed Pools boss

NEW BOY: Jordan Rhodes scored his first Middlesbrough goal in his second game for the club on Tuesday against MK Dons. Picture: TIM GOODE/PA

Karanka could yet add more players to Boro's squad

FANCY FOOTWORK: Darlington striker Lee Gaskell looks for an opening during Darlington’s 3-0 win over Matlock Town on Tuesday. Picture: STUART BOULTON

Darlington striker Gaskell ranks wonder goal in top five

Top job: Hignett

Hignett thanks Hartlepool chairman for his big chance

Gary Anderson won his second PDC World Darts Championship title at Alexandra Palace last month

Why darts star Gary Anderson was almost a North-East world champion

Grant Leadbitter insists there is still plenty to be positive about despite Middlesbrough's failure to win at MK Dons on Tuesday night

Grant Leadbitter admits Middlesbrough are facing their 'biggest test of the season'

Lamine Kone (left) celebrates with Jermain Defoe during Sunderland's dramatic draw at Liverpool

Sunderland new boy Lamine Kone only too happy to embrace the challenge of fighting against the drop

INJUED: Middlesbrough defender Daniel Ayala (55723608)

Middlesbrough defender will miss trip to Leeds United

Adam Johnson will not play against Manchester United

Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce confirms Adam Johnson will not face Manchester United

THANK YOU: David Dowson has thanked Darlington supporters after leaving the club to join Spennymoor Town.

Dowson thanks Darlington supporters after joining Spennymoor

POOLS RETURN: Craig Hignett will be back on the Hartlepool United training ground this morning after his appointment as manager

VIDEO: Coxall insists Hignett appointed at Victoria Park is a real statement of intent

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Impressive: Ross Jackson stands with a number of the young golfers he is improving (55528591)

Ingleby Barwick's Ross Jackson recognised for work with junior golf

Improved: South Moor youngsters Dan Welsh and Abbi Wheatley splash out of the practice bunker on the biggest Astroturf golf practice area in Europe. Pictures: Ian Horrocks

South Moor pass the £100,000 mark in funding

EXIT: Striker David Dowson has left Darlington to join Spennymoor Town

Dowson leaves Darlington to join Spennymoor Town

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UNHAPPY: Hatem Ben Arfa

Hatem Ben Arfa accuses former Newcastle United boss of 'helping make his life hell'

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