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Bruce was involved in a touchline spat with Black Cats manager Gus Poyet before to two shook hands afterwards and labelled it 'handbags'

Diego Costa, Alexis Sanchez, Romelu Lukaku and Graziano Pelle

Premier League live: Arsenal vs Burnley, Chelsea vs QPR, Everton vs Swansea, Hull vs Saints, Leicester vs West Brom and Stoke vs West Ham

Newcastle recorded a surprise 1-0 win over Liverpool in the day's early game

Abel Hernandez vs Graziano Pelle: Head-to-head analysis ahead of the clash between Hull City and Southampton

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

Hull's Mohamed Diame (left) challenges West Ham's inston Reid (right)

Premier League: Hull vs Southampton match preview

A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at the KC Stadium

Tom Ince has been linked with a loan move to Nottingham Forest

Tom Ince transfer news: Nottingham Forest linked with loan move for Hull midfielder Ince

Ince could join the Championship club on an initial one-month loan after falling out of favour at the KC Stadium

Premier League weekend review: Manchester United grab late point against Chelsea, Arsenal fail to impress, Liverpool struggle to recreate last season

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

Manchester United players celebrate Robin van Persie's goal against Chelsea

Six things we learnt: Manchester United show even the mighty can fall; Arsenal in danger of slipping away; Liverpool are tired for a reason

Pardew and Allardyce reaping rewards of owners' faith, time running out for Poyet and Spurs must give Pochettino a real chance

Mario Balotelli pictured in the 0-0 draw with Hull

Liverpool 0 Hull 0: Anfield needs to help Mario Balotelli fit in, says Steve Bruce

The Liverpool forward was ineffective again against Hull

Mario Balotelli pictured in the 0-0 draw with Hull

Liverpool vs Hull City: 'We believe in Mario Balotelli and hope he starts scoring goals,' says Reds' defender Martin Skrtel

Balotelli missed a gilt-edged chance late on in the 0-0 draw

Mario Balotelli pictured in the 0-0 draw with Hull
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers with Mario Balotelli at Liverpool’s Melwood training ground this week

Liverpool vs Hull City team news: Mario Balotelli starts despite recent criticism

A look at the teams lining up for this Premier League match

Swansea vs Leicester: Premier League live blog, including reaction to wins for Arsenal and Southampton

All the action and goals from the Premier League on Saturday 25 October

Brendan Rodgers remonstrates on the touchline during Liverpool's win over QPR

Liverpool vs Hull City: Match preview to today's Premier League meeting

A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at Anfield

Mario Balotelli training at Melwood yesterday

Liverpool vs Hull: Mario Balotelli has become a 'whipping boy' for critics, says Steve Bruce

The Hull manager feels sorry for the Italy striker

Martin Skrtel vs Curtis Davies: Head-to-head analysis ahead of the clash between Liverpool and Hull City

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

Mario Balotelli failed to impress against QPR

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Paris Fashion Week 2015

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Paul Scholes column

I don't believe Evans was spitting at Cissé. It was a reflex. But what the Newcastle striker did next was horrible
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From the Azteca to Vicarage Road with a million followers

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