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Steve Martin the comedian mistaken for Steve Martin the referee

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Steve Martin the comedian took to Twitter to make sure Newcastle fans knew he wasn't the one who sent off two of their players.

Comedian Steve Martin has done it all. Over the course of his career he has been a brilliant stand-up comic, a star on Saturday Night Live and the lead in classic movies from "The Jerk" to "Planes, Trains and Automobiles" to "Roxanne" to "The Three Amigos."

However, there's one thing the "wild and crazy guy" has not done and that's referee a football match in England. Which is why Martin took to Twitter on Friday to defend himself in the face of fired-up Newcastle supporters who'd trolled him...

 By Chris Wright

Newcastle coach has Geordie to Spanish translation sheet

Working as part of Rafa Benitez's backroom staff, Newcastle coach Michael Antia has unwittingly revealed that he still needs help understanding the local accent.

Indeed, a photo of the Spaniard at work in his office shows that he has a "Geordie-to-Spanish" translation cheat sheet pinned to his wall.

Antia's sheet...

 By Chris Wright

Newcastle give Rafael Benitez lift-off with dramatic win over Norwich

Newcastle came storming back to pinch a last-gasp 4-3 win over Norwich in the Championship on Wednesday evening thanks to two goals scored in the 95th and 96th minute respectively.

Understandably, the elation was palpable inside St James' Park after the final whistle, with striker Aleksandar Mitrovic encapsulating the triumph by giving manager Rafa Benitez the mother of all bearhugs.

The image was captured by freelance photographer Richard Lee but it wasn't long until the good people of Twitter began...

DeAndre Yedlin settling in nicely at Newcastle after an uncertain start

ESPN FC's Alexis Nunes highlights the top American performers this past weekend, with DeAndre Yedlin headlining.
Yedlin scored his first Newcastle goal last week and gets regular minutes off the bench. It's a good sign for the U.S. star.

If DeAndre Yedlin had any doubts about how invested Newcastle United is in his future, they were dispelled immediately after his first training session with the club. Manager Rafa Benitez took Yedlin aside and proceeded to spend 30 minutes with him discussing all manner of topics, from the system Benitez wants to play to Yedlin's place in it.

"I think it's very important to feel wanted at the club," said Yedlin during the recently concluded international break. "And I think just by [Benitez]...

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Premier League previews for 2016-17

The 2016-17 Premier League season is nearly upon us. Lots has happened already this summer, so our ESPN FC bloggers take a look at how their teams will fare in the coming campaign.


LEICESTER: Leicester City are the defending Premier League champions. And that sentence still takes some getting used to. Now, they're the team to beat and Claudio Ranieri's men must balance a title defence with Champions League football. Read >> -- Ben Jacobs

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ESPN FC's predicted Premier League table and writers' picks

The ESPN FC crew debate which team will win the 2016-17 Premier League trophy.

ESPN FC's editorial desk has made its choice for the 2016-17 season, with Manchester City our choice to top in the Premier League.

But who do our writers think will win the title? Who will finish in the coveted Champions League spots? Who are the three clubs who will go down at the end of the season? And which players will finish as top scorer and Player of the Year, respectively?

Gab Marcotti

Top four: 1. Arsenal 2. Manchester United 3. Chelsea 4. Tottenham
Relegated: Hull, Burnley, Crystal Palace