5 Heroes (And 5 Villains) From Portland Timbers 2 4-3 Newcastle

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If Steve McClaren didn’t know what Newcastle United’s biggest problem defensively has been for the past few seasons, then he certainly does now. Set-pieces have been a shambles both offensively and defensively for the Magpies for years – and playing a back four with only one recognised centre-back in it certainly didn’t help matters.

Centre-backs are a priority for the Magpies and, although Chancel Mbemba is set to arrive this week for £7.5 million,...

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