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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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Sunderland out of FA Cup, Fulham survive scare

Kieran Richardson.

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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Returning Luis Suarez sends Liverpool second

Luis Suarez.

Tom Williams Luis Suarez crowned his Premier League return with a brace as Liverpool won 3-1 at bottom club Sunderland on Sunday to climb to second place in the table.

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Negredo saves City, first win for Palace

Alvaro Negredo.

Tom Williams Alvaro Negredo came off the bench and scored for the second Premier League game running as Manchester City edged promoted Hull City 2-0 on Saturday.

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Mesut Ozil joins Arsenal from Real Madrid

Arsene Wenger and Mesut Ozil.

Jeremy Wilson Arsene Wenger finally joined the big league of European spending when he obliterated Arsenal's transfer record with the £42 million signing of Mesut Ozil.

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Mesut Ozil: I would have come to Arsenal for nothing

Mesut Ozil.

Jeremy Wilson Mesut Ozil has complained that he was not afforded sufficient respect or trust at Real Madrid and said that he would have happily joined Arsenal to play under Arsene Wenger for nothing.

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Rooney returns to sink Palace, Everton stun Mourinho

Mesut Ozil.

Steven Griffiths Wayne Rooney returned to give Manchester United manager David Moyes his maiden win at Old Trafford as the champions beat Crystal Palace 2-0, while Jose Mourinho suffered the first Premier League...

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Ozil proves a weapon of precision for Arsenal

Mesut Oezil

Luke Edwards Even with a stomach bug, Mesut Ozil did enough on his Arsenal debut against Sunderland to send a shiver of fear through the rest of the Premier League.

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Chelsea stop rot, go top as Liverpool flop

Tom Williams Chelsea ended a run of four winless games to beat Fulham 2-0 and move to the top of the Premier League on Saturday, after Southampton stunned previous leaders Liverpool.

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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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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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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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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.