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Ramsey has not featured since the December 26th victory over West Ham after suffering a thigh strain

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Sunderland 1 Southampton 0: Gus Poyet delighted with his side's performance as they show signs of winning mentality he demanded

Craig Gardner's stunning second-half effort saw the Black Cats progress to the sixth round of the FA Cup to continue their strong cup showings this season

Sunderland manager Gus Poyet looks pleased enough with Gardener's opener

Sunderland 1 Southampton 0 match report: Keeping alive the cup dream ends Gus Poyet’s nightmare

Black Cats have appeared a different team in recent weeks as they progress to the FA Cup sixth round to compliment their Capital One Cup final

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Arsenal are in danger of seeing their season collapse before them and Rodgers is hoping the momentum of last week's 5-1 mauling will carry over into Sunday's fifth round tie

Manuel Pellegrini could look to rotate his side against Chelsea in the FA Cup in order to be at full strength for their Champions League clash with Barcelona

Manchester City v Chelsea: Manuel Pellegrini to consider team rotation with Barcelona tie on the horizon

City manager admits that he has to consider which cup is more important and could choose to play a weakened squad in Saturday evening's encounter

Bryan Oviedo suffered a suspected broken ankle in a challenge with Simon Heslop

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Everton defender Bryan Oviedo has undergone a successful operation on the double fracture to his leg.

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FA Cup: Arsenal class Liverpool tickets as 'Category B' for fifth round tie

Visiting supporters have avoided paying the highest band of prices at the Emirates

Dani Osvaldo has been suspended by Southampton for head-butting his team-mate Jose Fonte

Southampton striker Dani Osvaldo could face a fine of nearly £250,000 for Jose Fonte incident if he fails to leave in transfer window

Osvaldo has been suspended by the club for head-butting his team-mate and he could be handed a maximum six-week fine if he doesn't secure a move by Friday's deadline

Manchester City's match-winner Alvaro Negredo (top) celebrates with his fellow goalscorer Vincent Kompany at the Etihad

Tottenham v Manchester City: Vincent Kompany warns City team-mates against complacency ahead of Spurs clash

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Coventry City's Blair Adams (right) and Arsenal's Carl Jenkinson battle for the ball

Carl Jenkinson: Arsenal have the right ingredients to go and win the Premier League

Right-back lauds the defence which has conceded two goals since December

FA Cup: Leon Osman warns Everton to ignore form and be ready for Stevenage

Everton midfielder Leon Osman knows their trip to Stevenage is being viewed as a potential FA Cup upset but he believes they are professional enough to avoid a giant-killing.

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