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Patjim Kasami scores a header to give Fulham victory over Sunderland

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Paolo Di Canio celebrates during Sunderland's victory over Newcastle in the Premier League at St James' Park

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Joe Hart calls for response from Manchester City

Champions were beaten by Sunderland in their last outing

Sunderland manager Martin O'Neill

Martin O'Neill defends out-of-sorts Sunderland

Martin O'Neill has defended shot-shy Sunderland - but warned that they are not “too good” to get drawn into a relegation scrap.

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

Rio Ferdinand critical of Roy Hodgson's management of England at Euro 2012

Rio Ferdinand has criticised Roy Hodgson's management at Euro 2012, claiming the England boss underused his younger players and was too defensive in his tactics.

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

Adam Johnson has warned Manchester United that Manchester City could soon become the leading club in the city.

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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