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Belgium striker had been missing from Villa's starting lineup for the last two games of Paul Lambert's doomed reign

Daniel Agger could make a return to the Liverpool team for the FA Cup trip to Arsenal

Arsenal v Liverpool: Defensive concerns set to be eased with return of Daniel Agger after six-match absence

Kolo Toure has struggled at centre-back in recent weeks but the return to fitness of Agger could boost Liverpool's prospects of silverware this season

Serge Gnabry is hoping to take advantage of any first-team chances that come his way

Arsenal v Liverpool: Serge Gnabry feels he can take advantage of FA Cup platform to return to Arsene Wenger's starting line-up

Gnabry impressed when he came into the side earlier in the season and is likely to be handed another chance in the FA Cup fifth round with Liverpool

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

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

Brendan Rodgers celebrates the 3-2 victory over Fulham that put Liverpool back in with a chance of Premier League success

Arsenal v Liverpool: Brendan Rodgers targeting a repeat of last week's thrashing to pile more misery on struggling Gunners

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

Bryan Oviedo 'will come back stronger' after surgery, says Everton's medical chief

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

A general view of Emirates Stadium

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

City are favourites to win the title race although their away form will face a test against a resurgent Spurs side on Wednesday

Bryan Oviedo suffered a double leg break in stretching to make a recovering challenge

Stevenage 0 Everton 4: Bryan Oviedo’s injury in FA Cup a sorry symptom of demand on players to compete

Oviedo joined colleagues Coleman, Gibson, Kone, Barkley, Distin, Pienaar and Deulofeu in the Everton sick bay

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.

Sunderland keeper Vito Mannone celebrates making a save during Wednesday's shoot out

FA Cup: Sunderland v Kidderminster match preview

A look ahead to this week’s FA Cup fixture at the Stadium of Light

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