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Steve Tongue is a Football Correspondent for The Independent.

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Fulham 1 Swansea City 2 match report: Fulham in turmoil as Jonjo Shelvey pushes martin Jol closer to edge

Fulham’s new double-Dutch era, with the former Manchester United coach Rene Meulensteen having joined fellow countryman Martin Jol, is off to a bad start, raising the question of how long it will last. Boos and chants of “we want Jol out” were heard after this fifth successive defeat in all competitions, during which 15 goals have been shipped.

Dean Cox of Leyton Orient skips round Jack King of Preston

Leyton Orient 0 Preston North End 1 match report: Lacklustre Orient surrender top spot

Looking dazzled by a rare day in the spotlight without Premier League football, Leyton Orient suffered a first home defeat since February and with it lost their place at the top of League One yesterday. Until a late rally, the London side were outplayed by a Preston team organised and disciplined under Simon Grayson in an effective 3-4-1-2 formation.

Eye on the ball: Andros Townsend

England v Germany: Test for Andros Townsend as he looks to fulfil a childhood World Cup dream

One of the attractions of football for those who merely observe it is the way in which the fortunes of teams, managers and individual players can change so swiftly. For those directly involved, the transformation from despair to euphoria and vice-versa has to be dealt with in a mature manner, which is one reason why Andros Townsend of Tottenham and England comes across as wiser than his 22 years.

Managers in the firing line, from left, Chris Hughton of Norwich, Malky Mackay of Cardiff, and Fulham’s Martin Jol

Analysis: Fulham manager Martin Jol has most to fear in this Premier League season of sackings

You have to be an expert if you are in the bottom few to keep teams up

Robert Snodgrass of Norwich City celebrates his goal with Leroy Fer during the Barclays Premier League match between Norwich City and West Ham United at Carrow Road
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Fulham 1 Manchester United 3 match report: Wayne Rooney and Robin Van Persie’s double act leaves Fulham floundering

Antonio Valencia completes the scoring with both strikers on target

Brendan Rodgers: Liverpool's manager believes Arsenal were 'ill advised'

Liverpool never took Arsenal's Luis Suarez bid seriously, insists Brendan Rodgers

Arsène Wenger was right to admit that Arsenal bidding one pound over £40m for Luis Suarez could have been considered "provocative". That was one word for it. Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers has now supplied a few more, including "derogatory" and lacking class, while claiming that his club merely laughed when they received the offer.

Brendan Rodgers has overseen Liverpool's best start since 2008

Brendan Rodgers eyes consistency in Liverpool's quest for improvement

The Anfield club face fellow pace-setters Arsenal this weekend

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Crystal Palace 0 Arsenal 2 match report: Gunners made to work by rejuvenated Eagles

Arsenal had Mikel Arteta sent-off after he opened the scoring with Olivier Giroud rounding out the victory

Tight bond: Aguero (left) and Silva have formed a sound understanding

Silva service shines as Manuel Pellegrini brings in sense of freedom and joy to Manchester City

Before Manchester City's last meeting with Chelsea, in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley in April, David Silva faced the uncertainty of a late fitness test, which he failed. City went on to win 2-1 in any case with Sergio Aguero, who had also been doubtful, scoring the crucial goal.

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