Sport David Silva, Andy Carroll, Arsene Wenger and Radamel Falcao

Manchester City aren’t a one man team, One defeat puts Alan Pardew back under pressure, QPR need to tie down Charlie Austin sooner rather than later

Mats Hummels, Christophe Kramer, Lars Bender and Saido Berahino

Transfer talk: Mats Hummels to Manchester United, Christophe Kramer and Nabil Fekir to Arsenal, Saido Berahino to Spurs

Transfer talk: A look at the latest news, gossip and rumours on Monday 22 December

Yaya Touré (right) wraps up victory with Manchester City’s final goal in their 3-0 win at home to Crystal Palace

Manchester City 3 Crystal Palace 0: Manuel Pellegrini's 'miracle' rooted in hard work

Financial constraints mean success will be all the sweeter for City manager

Manchester City players celebrate after David Silva's goal

Manchester City vs Crystal Palace: Joe Hart and Pablo Zabaleta praise 'fantastic' team spirit as City adjust system to cope without strikers

City were without any recognised strikers for the tie against Palace but secured a 3-0 win thanks to David Silva and Yaya Toure

Dacid Silva strokes home his and City's second goal

Manchester City vs Crystal Palace report: Three-and-easy for City as David Silva double closes the gap to Chelsea

Manchester City 3 Crystal Palace 0: Despite starting without a striker, two goals from Silva plus a third from Yaya Toure sees City draw level with table-topping Blues

James Milner starts for Manchester City

Manchester City vs Crystal Palace team news: City line-up with no striker as James Milner starts in attack with Frank Lampard dropped

Demichelis, Fernandinho and Navas join Milner in returning to the team while Palace make two changes

Christian Benteke, Joleon Lescott and Harry Kane

Premier League live: Latest score and updates - Radamel Falcao scores for Manchester United, David Silva sees City home, Charlie Austin hat-trick

The rest of the day's action features Hull v Swansea, QPR v West Brom. Southampton v Everton and West Ham v Leicester

Xherdan Shaqiri, Morgan Schneiderlin, Andros Townsend and Stephan El Shaawary

Transfer talk: Arsenal lead race for Xherdan Shaqiri, Spurs fears over Morgan Schneiderlin, Radamel Falcao's Manchester United future

Transfer talk: A look at the latest news, gossip and rumours on Saturday 20 December

Yaya Toure vs Mile Jedinak: Head-to-head analysis ahead of the clash between Manchester City and Crystal Palace

Check out all the vital statistics concerning the two sides' players ahead of this weekend's Premier League meeting at the Etihad

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal

Premier League fixtures selected for TV: Manchester United nearly ignored in latest picks

Louis van Gaal's side's recent upward curve not backed up by TV picks from Sky Sports and BT Sport

Manuel Pellegrini gives Frank Lampard instructions before bringing him on

Manchester City vs Crystal Palace: Premier League match preview

Champions look to close gap on leaders Chelsea

Ashley Cole to Crystal Palace: Roma defender's agent brands rumours a 'disgrace'

Cole had been linked with a loan move to Selhurst Park in January

Crystal Palace 1 Stoke City 1: Neil Warnock confident of staying safe but wants to buy

Peter Crouch's equaliser left Crystal Palace frustrated after James McArthur's opener

Crystal Palace 1 Stoke 1: Neil Warnock keeps Mark Hughes fued simmering

Palace manager bemoaned Stoke's time-wasting

Crystal Palace vs Stoke match report: Peter Crouch makes it honours even after James McArthur put Eagles in front

Crystal Palace 1 Stoke City 1: Crouch close to settling the ultimate bore

Alexis Sanchez, Papiss Cisse, Arsene Wenger and Alan Pardew

Arsenal vs Newcastle live: Latest score and updates as Olivier Giroud gives Gunners the lead, with wins for Chelsea and Manchester City

Follow all the action with Burnley v Southampton, Crystal Palace v Stoke, Sunderland v West Ham and West Brom v Aston Villa completing the day's matches

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'Jilan killed herself in the bathroom. She cut her wrists and hanged herself'

Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment
Ed Balls interview: 'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'

Ed Balls interview

'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'
He's behind you, dude!

US stars in UK panto

From David Hasselhoff to Jerry Hall
Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz: What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?

Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz

What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?
Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Planet’s surface is inhospitable to humans but 30 miles above it is almost perfect
Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history - clocks, rifles, frogmen’s uniforms and colonial helmets

Clocks, rifles, swords, frogmen’s uniforms

Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history
Return to Gaza: Four months on, the wounds left by Israel's bombardment have not yet healed

Four months after the bombardment, Gaza’s wounds are yet to heal

Kim Sengupta is reunited with a man whose plight mirrors the suffering of the Palestinian people
Gastric surgery: Is it really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Is gastric surgery really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Critics argue that it’s crazy to operate on healthy people just to stop them eating
Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction Part 2 - now LIVE

Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction

Bid on original art, or trips of a lifetime to Africa or the 'Corrie' set, and help Homeless Veterans
Pantomime rings the changes to welcome autistic theatre-goers

Autism-friendly theatre

Pantomime leads the pack in quest to welcome all
The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

Sony suffered a chorus of disapproval after it withdrew 'The Interview', but it's not too late for it to take a stand, says Joan Smith
From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?

Panto dames: before and after

From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?
Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Booksellers say readers are turning away from dark modern thrillers and back to the golden age of crime writing
Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best,' says founder of JustGiving

Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best'

Ten million of us have used the JustGiving website to donate to good causes. Its co-founder says that being dynamic is as important as being kind
The botanist who hunts for giant trees at Kew Gardens

The man who hunts giants

A Kew Gardens botanist has found 25 new large tree species - and he's sure there are more out there