Instead of focusing on rebuilding the country after years of state capture, we were distracted by a sideshow, writes Mandy Wiener.
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Arsenal hauled themselves back into contention to qualify for next season's Champions League with victory over Newcastle.
Leicester and Chelsea have moved past Manchester City in the Premier League standings.
Newcastle teenager Matthew Longstaff added to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's problems with the superb strike that sealed a shock win over woeful Manchester United.
Leicester powered into third place in the Premier League with a 5-0 demolition of 10-man Newcastle.
Scotland international Matt Ritchie is expected to be out for up two months due to an ankle injury in a major blow to Newcastle.
Tottenham were involved in more VAR controversy as this time Mauricio Pochettino's men were denied a late penalty and Newcastle held on for a shock win in London.
Arsenal stars Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac will miss their side's Premier League opener at Newcastle.
Rafael Benitez's three-year reign as Newcastle manager will come to an end next week after failing to agree terms on a new contract.
Luka Milivojevic sent Crystal Palace to the brink of English Premier League safety by securing victory at Newcastle.
Former England international Peter Beardsley has left Newcastle, the Premier League club announced.
Jack Grealish shone on his comeback from injury for Aston Villa as Newcastle manager Steve Bruce's return to his former club ended in a dreadful Premier League defeat.
David de Gea apologised to Manchester United supporters after his troubled side slumped to a dismal 1-0 defeat at Newcastle.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits Manchester United are in for a bumpy ride as he tries to rebuild his struggling team.
Manager Steve Bruce is ready to unleash "old-fashioned centre-forward" Andy Carroll on the Premier League as the striker attempts to rekindle his career back at Newcastle.
Tottenham had only themselves to blame for a shock home defeat to Newcastle, according to manager Mauricio Pochettino.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has fired Arsenal to a win at Newcastle in their Premier League opener at St James' Park.
Steve Bruce watched from the stands as his Newcastle United side beat West Ham United to get his reign off to a winning start in Shanghai.
Former Liverpool and Newcastle defender Jose Enrique has been given the all-clear by doctors after he was diagnosed with a brain tumour last year.
Unai Emery challenged Arsenal to write their own history after they climbed to third place in the Premier League with a win against Newcastle.
Declan Rice passed his latest England audition with a goal and an authoritative display in West Ham's win over Newcastle.
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