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LIVE – Premier League, at the half: Newcastle leads among nervy, mostly scoreless ties


Newcastle United’s French striker Emmanuel Riviere celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the English Premier League football match between Queens Park Rangers and Newcastle United at Loftus Road in London on May 16, 2015. AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALL RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or live services. Online in-match use limited to 45 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)

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Five games kicked off at 10 a.m. ET in the Premier League on Saturday, with only one team -- an important cog in the relegation fight -- netting a goal in some nervy contests.

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QPR 0-1 Newcastle United

Emmanuel Riviere stands to be the hero on Tyneside, as his 24th minute goal has Newcastle safe for now. Robert Green was knocked out of the game, bloodied and dazed by an accidental Joey Barton knee to the head.

Sunderland 0-0 Leicester City

The desperate Black Cats have out-attempted the visitors 8-3, but the teams look content to share points at the Stadium of Light.

Burnley 0-0 Stoke City

The Clarets continue to fight despite having their Championship fate sealed, but Stoke has a heavy advantage in possession.

Tottenham Hotspur 0-0 Hull City

The Tigers have a lot of spirit, but so far have been unable to find a goal at White Hart Lane.

West Ham United 0-0 Everton

A chippy affair with three first-half yellows, the Toffees look poised to break through.

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