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Watch Newcastle's Florian Lejeune score absurd stoppage-time brace

Watch Newcastle's Florian Lejeune score absurd stoppage-time brace

Newcastle United haven't done their supporters any favors in their last two Premier League matches.

Days after Isaac Hayden's stoppage-time header clinched a win over Chelsea, teammate Florian Lejeune one-upped him. Lejeune scored a stoppage-time brace 102 seconds apart in order to secure a 2-2 draw against Everton at Goodison Park. 

Lejeune, a second-half substitute, cut Everton's lead to a single goal with a stunning overhead kick in the fourth minute of stoppage time. 

In the fifth minute of stoppage time, Newcastle desperately pressed for the equalizer. A loose ball in the box fell to Lejeune, and he took advantage of Everton keeper Jordan Pickford standing off his line, smashing it in for Newcastle's second. 

Thanks to Lejeune, the Magpies picked up a point and salvaged a draw. His stoppage-time brace was the first time in the club's Premier League history that they'd scored twice after the 90th minute.

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This isn't the first time in recent days that Lejeune has shown he is calm under deadline pressure. Newcastle's matchday program asked him ahead of Saturday's match how he would dispose of a dead body if he only had an hour. 

He didn't need nearly that long to save Newcastle on Tuesday. 

Premier League extends coronavirus pause, proposes 30 percent wage cut

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Premier League extends coronavirus pause, proposes 30 percent wage cut

The Premier League is pushing back its restart date indefinitely amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, it announced in a statement Friday.

After bringing together the league’s top officials on a video conference, it was decided that the original hopes to begin playing again at the beginning of May were premature.

“It was acknowledged that the Premier League will not resume at the beginning of May,” the statement read. “And that the 2019/20 season will only return when it is safe and appropriate to do so. The restart date is under constant review with all stakeholders, as the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic develops and we work together through this very challenging time.

“The Premier League is working closely with the whole of professional football in this country, as well as with the Government, public agencies and other relevant stakeholders to ensure the game achieves a collaborative solution.”

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Players also are facing a wage reduction of up to 30 percent as the league deals with the fallout from the coronavirus outbreak.

Until health officials declare that social distancing regulations can be lifted, don’t expect to see much in the way of live sports.

Best Premier League season storylines before coronavirus suspension

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Best Premier League season storylines before coronavirus suspension

The Premier League suspending its season last month due to the global coronavirus pandemic delayed Liverpool’s inevitable clinching of their first top-flight title in three decades by at least two months.

The Reds, who were six points from winning their first-ever Premier League title, won’t lift the trophy until May at the absolute earliest. The season is suspended through at least April 30, and league executives reportedly will discuss what the remainder of the season could look like in a Friday conference call.

There wasn’t much drama remaining in Liverpool’s title challenge, but the same couldn’t be said for the rest of the Premier League by the time it closed its doors. Every club had at least nine matches remaining, with multiple spots for next season’s European competitions, all three relegation places still up for grabs and bragging rights in some of England’s best rivalries still unsolved

Which storylines would’ve captured our attention? Here are the five we’d be most closely monitoring had the Premier League season continued uninterrupted.

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