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Magpies have lost five in a row and fans are relentless in their quest to have Pardew sacked

Stoke City 1 Hull City 0 match report: ‘Horrible’ Ahmed Elmohamady error gifts Stoke victory

Striker netted his fourth goal in three games as the January signing comes good for Stoke

Crystal Palace 1 Chelsea 0 match report: John Terry administers the fatal cut to Chelsea’s self-inflicted wounds

Mourinho sees his title hopes fade away with a lacklustre and spiritless display against a Palace side that finally rediscovers their vim

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Arsenal v Manchester City team news: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain dropped to the bench as Lukas Podolski given chance against unchanged City

Arsenal must beat City if they are to have any hopes of challenging for the Premier League title

Wayne Rooney celebrates his second goal for Manchester United in the 4-1 win over Aston Villa

Manchester United 4 Aston Villa 1: Wayne Rooney provides the springboard for United ahead of 'massive' Bayern Munich clash

Both Rooney and Davi Moyes turn their attention towards Champions League tie after fans gets behind the side to inspire win over Villa

A plane flies over Old Trafford calling for David Moyes to be sacked

Manchester United 4 Aston Villa 1 match report: Wayne Rooney's timely support act

England striker scores twice as United do their best to ease the pressure on manager Moyes but victory is unconvincing

Karren Brady stands by her manager after negative crowd reaction

Sunderland v West Ham: Karren Brady stands by Sam Allardyce following boos that greeted West Ham's win over Hull

West Ham's performance against ten man Hull was met with boos from the crowd in midweek with Brady claiming this was unacceptable

Louis van Gaal could be on his way to White Hart Lane

Ruud Gullit claims Louis van Gaal to be next Tottenham manager is a 'done deal'

Gulliet believes that Tim Sherwood will be ousted as Tottenham boss in favour for current Dutch manager Van Gaal

Arsène Wenger has urged his team not to let the 6-0 defeat at Chelsea derail what has been a good season so far

Arsene Wenger insists he will have no say on his eventual successor at Arsenal unlike Sir Alex Ferguson's approval of David Moyes

Ferguson has been targeted with criticism for him selection of Moyes at United but Wenger says he won't make such a decision when he eventually leaves the Gunners

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Arsenal v Manchester City: Premier League match preview

A look ahead to Saturday’s Premier League fixture at the Emirates Stadium

West Bromwich Albion v Cardiff City: Premier League match preview

A look ahead to Saturday’s Premier League fixture at the Hawthrons

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Manchester United v Aston Villa team news: David Moyes refuses to bow to pressure as he sticks with Marouane Fellaini over Ryan Giggs

Giggs has not started a match since starring in the 3-0 win over Olympiakos while Fellaini is currently being investigated for an alleged spit at Pablo Zabaleta

Jose Mourinho gestures on the sideline during Chelsea's 6-0 demolition of Arsenal

Crystal Palace v Chelsea: Jose Mourinho believes referee Chris Foy's performance at Aston Villa could cost Chelsea the title

Mourinho is still reeling from the defeat at Villa which saw himself and two of his players sent off and says he will 'never accept' Foy's performance

Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini is alleged to have spat at Manchester City defender Pablo Zabaleta

Marouane Fellaini alleged to have spat at Manchester City defender Pablo Zabaleta after Manchester United midfielder was booked for elbow

The Football Association has confirmed it is looking into claims the Belgian spat at Zabaleta after the pair clashed in United's 3-0 derby defeat

Jack Wilshere

Jack Wilshere injury: Arsenal midfielder steps up recovery but refuses to set a comeback date from broken foot

Wilshere's midfield team-mate Aaron Ramsey is likely to return before the 22-year-old but Arsenal are hopeful Wilshere will be available for the final matches of the season

Ross Barkley silenced the Newcastle home fans after 22 minutes

Premier League: Fulham v Everton match preview

A look ahead to Sunday’s Premier League fixture at Craven Cottage

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