Ashley spotted at first Newcastle game

Newcastle United boss Sam Allardyce was delighted to see owner Mike Ashley attend his first game of the season for yesterday's 2-2 draw at Middlesbrough.

Asked if Ashley had enjoyed himself, he said: "He appeared to, especially when the first goal went in, anyway. It was nice to see him here for the first time - and he hasn't tried to hide away because he was standing there with his Newcastle shirt on.

"It's great to see him. There is obviously lots of speculation around what he is doing, but as far as I am concerned, with he and Chris (Mort), we are moving the club forward as quickly as we possibly can."

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