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Steve Harper thanks Newcastle United fans

Harper thanks Newcastle fans
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Newcastle United goalkeeper Steve Harper thanks the club's fans after playing his last game for team.

Steve Harper has thanked Newcastle United's fans after playing his last game for the club.

The 38-year-old goalkeeper, who has been with the Magpies since 1993, started Sunday's 1-0 defeat against Arsenal at St James' Park in the Premier League.

"That was an incredible send-off," Harper told BBC Sport. "I didn't deserve that but it was very much appreciated.

"The fans have been incredible. It's been a roller-coaster for 20 years but it's time to jump off."

Harper has made 111 competitive appearances for Newcastle during his 20 years on Tyneside.

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