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Sunderland’s Craig Gardner fouls Fulham’s Ashkan Dejagah to concede a penalty during Saturday’s Premier League game

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Two penalties were awarded in match at the Stadium of Light

Steven Fletcher scored twice more for Sunderland on Saturday

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Joe Hart calls for response from Manchester City

Champions were beaten by Sunderland in their last outing

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Roy Hodgson issues orders to Andy Carroll before extra time last night

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Barry relishes new freedom ... for as long as Mancini lets it last

Manchester City may have played some captivating football en route to leading the embryonic Premier League table with six points and seven goals from two games, but the suspicion is that, when he studied the table yesterday morning, Roberto Mancini looked at the goals-against column and frowned. Two goals against is two too many.

Sparkling Silva polishes up City as Sneijder drops United hint

Balotelli and Dzeko both on target in 3-0 win over Inter while Mancini says Bellamy could join Celtic

City rule out trading Tevez for Eto'o

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Adam Johnson warns of Premiership power shift

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Walcott beats Johnson to England winger role

Fabio Capello is expected to bring Theo Walcott back into the England team for their Euro 2012 qualifier against Switzerland tomorrow as he opts for a 4-3-3 formation with Darren Bent as the centre-forward.

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