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Video: The Independent looks back at the major headlines from the weekend's Premier League action

Livewire striker Jamie Vardy only broke into the Stocksbridge first team at the age of 21

Yannick Bolasie vs Jamie Vardy: Head-to-head analysis ahead of the clash between Crystal Palace and Leicester City

Check out all the vital statistics concerning the two sides' wingers ahead of this weekend's Premier League meeting at Selhurst Park

Crystal Palace vs Leicester City: Premier League match preview

A look ahead to Saturday’s Premier League fixture at Selhurst Park

Crystal Palace vs Newcastle: Neil Warnock admits selection dilemma after Jonny Williams and Barry Bannan give him food for thought

Bannan and Williams impressed the Eagles manager during the 3-2 after extra-time defeat to Newcastl ein the League Cup third round

Paul Dummett celebrates scoring Newcastle’s extra-time winner
at Selhurst Park on Wednesday night
Alan Pardew urges his players on against Hull and got a response as they fought back to draw 2-2

Crystal Palace vs Newcastle United match preview: Capital One Cup

A look ahead to Wednesday’s Capital One Cup fixture at Selhurst Park

Newcastle fans protest against the club’s owner Mike Ashley

Crystal Palace vs Newcastle: Capital One Cup snub shows numbers rule over romance for Mike Ashley

Ashley’s sums mean Wednesday night’s game at Selhurst Park is virtually meaningless for the Magpies

Alan Pardew

Crystal Palace vs Newcastle: Alan Pardew faces selection dilemma as Papiss Cisse and Yoan Gouffran among those struck down by sickness

Pardew is fighting to save his job but his battle has not been made any easier after a string of injuries and illness

Wayne Rooney

Premier League: Five things we learnt: The same problems for Manchester United; don't question Arsene Wenger; Eagles continue to soar

Liverpool have genuine top-four concerns and Alan Pardew remains on borrowed time

Roberto Martinez remonstrates on the sideline during Everton's 3-2 defeat to Crystal Palace

Everton vs Crystal Palace: Roberto Martinez admits make-or-break week as Eagles deliver blow ahead of Merseyside derby

Everton let slip a lead against Crystal Palace to suffer a second 3-2 defeat to the Eagles in as many seasons

Live: Manchester City vs Chelsea and Everton vs Crystal Palace, plus reaction to Leicester City 5 Manchester United 3

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James McCarthy vs Mile Jedinak: Head-to-head analysis ahead of the clash between Everton and Crystal Palace

Check out all the vital statistics concerning the two sides' midfielders ahead of this weekend's Premier League meeting at Goodison Park

Everton vs Crystal Palace: Premier League match preview

A look ahead to this weekend’s fixture at Goodison Park

Julian Speroni

Crystal Palace vs Burnley match report: Scott Arfield’s bad penalty miss can’t blind Burnley to a good point

Crystal Palace 0 Burnley 0: Dyche delighted by first clean sheet on travels in Premier League as Palace see positives too

Martin Kelly vs Kieran Trippier: Head-to-head analysis ahead of the clash between Crystal Palace and Burnley

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

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Homeless Veterans Christmas Appeal: Drifting and forgotten - turning lives around for ex-soldiers

Homeless Veterans Christmas Appeal: Turning lives around for ex-soldiers

Our partner charities help veterans on the brink – and get them back on their feet
Putin’s far-right ambition: Think-tank reveals how Russian President is wooing – and funding – populist parties across Europe to gain influence in the EU

Putin’s far-right ambition

Think-tank reveals how Russian President is wooing – and funding – populist parties across Europe to gain influence in the EU
Tove Jansson's Moominland: What was the inspiration for Finland's most famous family?

Escape to Moominland

What was the inspiration for Finland's most famous family?
Nightclubbing with Richard Young: The story behind his latest book of celebrity photographs

24-Hour party person

Photographer Richard Young has been snapping celebrities at play for 40 years. As his latest book is released, he reveals that it wasn’t all fun and games
Michelle Obama's school dinners: America’s children have a message for the First Lady

A taste for rebellion

US children have started an online protest against Michelle Obama’s drive for healthy school meals by posting photos of their lunches
Colouring books for adults: How the French are going crazy for Crayolas

Colouring books for adults

How the French are going crazy for Crayolas
Jack Thorne's play 'Hope': What would you do as a local politician faced with an impossible choice of cuts?

What would you do as a local politician faced with an impossible choice of cuts?

Playwright Jack Thorne's latest work 'Hope' poses the question to audiences
Ed Harcourt on Romeo Beckham and life as a court composer at Burberry

Call me Ed Mozart

Paloma Faith, Lana del Ray... Romeo Beckham. Ed Harcourt has proved that he can write for them all. But it took a personal crisis to turn him from indie star to writer-for-hire
10 best stocking fillers for foodies

Festive treats: 10 best stocking fillers for foodies

From boozy milk to wasabi, give the food-lover in your life some extra-special, unusual treats to wake up to on Christmas morning
Phil Hughes head injury: He had one weakness – it has come back to haunt him

Phil Hughes had one weakness – it has come back to haunt him

Prolific opener had world at his feet until Harmison and Flintoff bounced him
'I have an age of attraction that starts as low as four': How do you deal with a paedophile who has never committed a crime?

'I am a paedophile'

Is our approach to sex offenders helping to create more victims?
How bad do you have to be to lose a Home Office contract?

How bad do you have to be to lose a Home Office contract?

Serco given Yarl’s Wood immigration contract despite ‘vast failings’
Green Party on the march in Bristol: From a lost deposit to victory

From a lost deposit to victory

Green Party on the march in Bristol
Putting the grot right into Santa's grotto

Winter blunderlands

Putting the grot into grotto
'It just came to us, why not do it naked?' London's first nude free runner captured in breathtaking images across capital

'It just came to us, why not do it naked?'

London's first nude free runner captured in breathtaking images across capital