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Barton: No problem with Newcastle pal Milner

Joey Barton insists there's no bad blood after he grabbed the ball from Newcastle teammate James Milner to hit the spotkick winner at Fulham on Saturday.

Barton said: "James was on it. He wanted to take it but I said to him I wanted it and I was confident I would score.

"I'm glad I did that. I really, really fancied it."

Barton, a £5.8million summer signing from Manchester City, admitted: "It was an ugly match but a win is a win. We kept a clean sheet, we're all in this together and the team spirit has never been questioned."

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