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Sunderland out of FA Cup, Fulham survive scare

Tom Williams Sunderland went out of the FA Cup to second-tier Bolton Wanderers after losing their third-round replay 2-0 on Tuesday, while Fulham celebrated the narrowest of narrow escapes against Blackpool.

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Sunderland sack manager Martin O'Neill

Martin O'Neill.

Sunderland on Saturday sacked manager Martin O'Neill, just hours after the club had lost 1-0 at home to Premier League leaders Manchester United.

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Sunderland taste victory in northeast derby

Paolo Di Canio

Sunderland won 3-0 at local rivals Newcastle United on Sunday, boosting their hopes of avoiding relegation from the English Premier League and giving Paolo Di Canio a memorable victory in his first...

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Chelsea extend lead at top, City sink Sunderland

Fernando Torres.

Steve Griffiths Chelsea extended their lead at the top of the Premier League to four points with a 4-1 win against Norwich on Saturday, while champions Manchester City got back on track by crushing Sunderland 3-0.

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Paolo di Canio sacked by Sunderland

Julian Guyer Paolo di Canio was sacked as manager of English Premier League basement club Sunderland on Sunday after just seven months in charge of the north-east side.

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Manchester City thrash Manchester United in EPL

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Manchester City thrashed Manchester United 4-1 in an extraordinary derby match as north London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham claimed the top two positions on the Premier League ladder on Sunday.

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Hernandez to the rescue as United move clear

Javier Hernandez of Manchester United celebrates with  team-mate Luis Antonio Valencia.

Tom Williams Half-time substitute Javier Hernandez scored twice and made another as Manchester United came from two goals down to win 3-2 at Aston Villa on Saturday and pull four points clear in the Premier...

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United storm back to steal Redknapp's thunder

Paul Scholes.

Tom Williams A quick-fire three-goal salvo saw Manchester United come from behind to beat Harry Redknapp's new club Queens Park Rangers 3-1 on Saturday, propelling them to the top of the Premier League.

Six degrees of sackeration

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Shane Brady This season of football's favourite soap opera, "WestEnders", will be hard to top.

Man Utd eye chance to tighten title grip

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 26:  Jonny Evans of Manchester United leaps into the air to celebrate after scoring his teams first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Newcastle United at Old Trafford December 26, 2012 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Tom Williams MANCHESTER UNITED will aim to put more daylight between themselves and Manchester City when they host West Bromwich Albion in the English Premier League.

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Goals galore for City, Arsenal as United win again

Theo Walcott.

Tom Williams Goals rained down on the Premier League on Saturday, with Arsenal beating Newcastle United 7-3 and champions Manchester City edging Norwich City 4-3 to keep pace with leaders Manchester United.

City's Mancini rages at ref after Nasri send-off

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NORWICH: Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini claims his team is being victimised by officials after Samir Nasri was sent off for a headbutt in the champion's 4-3 win at Norwich.

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Last-gasp van Persie keeps Manchester United in FA Cup

Robin van Persie.

Tom Williams Substitute Robin van Persie netted a dramatic injury-time equaliser as Manchester United clung to life in the FA Cup third round by rescuing a 2-2 draw at West Ham United on Saturday.

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Chelsea, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur breeze through League Cup ties

Juan Mata

Chelsea, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur breezed into the League Cup fourth round on Tuesday, while Sunderland began life without Paolo Di Canio by beating Peterborough United.

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Rooney lights United's way as Chelsea slump to defeat

Wayne Rooney.

Tom Williams Manchester United overcame a floodlight failure to win 1-0 at Fulham through a late Wayne Rooney goal on Saturday as Alex Ferguson's side went 10 points clear at the top of the Premier League.

Kruse hits purple patch on eve of friendly

Robbie Kruse

Dominic Bossi SOCCEROOS striker Robbie Kruse will hit the ground running in Australia's upcoming friendly with Romania after netting a brace to help Fortuna Dusseldorf seal a 3-1 win against Stuttgart in the...

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City crash leaves title hopes in tatters

Gareth Bale.

Steve Griffiths Manchester City's hopes of retaining their Premier League title were in tatters on Saturday as a shock 3-1 defeat at Southampton left manager Roberto Mancini to virtually concede the championship.

Loss to Saints leaves Man City needing a miracle in title race

Roberto Mancini

Steve Griffiths LONDON: Manchester City's hopes of retaining the English Premier League title were in tatters on Saturday after they crashed to a shock 3-1 defeat at Southampton, while Chelsea eased the pressure on...

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United go 15 points clear, Arsenal win

Tom Williams A thunderbolt from Rafael da Silva set Manchester United on the way to a 2-0 win at bottom club Queens Park Rangers on Saturday that sent Alex Ferguson's side 15 points clear in the Premier League.

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Kagawa hat-trick lengthen's Manchester United lead, QPR keep relegation fight alive

Shinji Kagawa.

Tom Williams Shinji Kagawa hit a hat-trick as Manchester United warmed up for the visit of Real Madrid with a 4-0 rout of Norwich City on Saturday that sent them 15 points clear in the Premier League.