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Bolton not up to scratch, says angry Knight

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Man City return to top with win against Villa

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David Cameron is expected to step into the row over racism in football by staging a Downing Street summit on the issue.

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Racism grudge match flares into rows and scuffles

Sir Alex Ferguson calls on Liverpool to sack Suarez for refusing to shake Evra's hand before Old Trafford clash

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Henry underlines wisdom of return with last word in Arsenal revival

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McArthur hands rock-bottom Wigan a lifeline

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Pogrebnyak's debut goal helps Fulham land points

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Holt grabs second-half double to sink Swans

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Aston Villa manager Alex McLeish has come out fighting ahead of a proposed fans' protest before Sunday's home game with Manchester City and insisted: "I'll get it right at this club."

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Alex Ferguson hopeful heroics at Chelsea can inspire David de Gea

Sir Alex Ferguson is confident David de Gea's wonder-save at Chelsea last week can help inspire Manchester United's young goalkeeper.

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