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James Wilson celebrates his first goal for Manchester United against Hull in May

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Premier League: Manchester United vs Stoke City match preview

A look ahead to this week’s Premier League clash at Old Trafford

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers unaware of Steven Gerrard landmark

The Reds captain was left out of the side to face Stoke City

Liverpool vs Stoke team news: Steven Gerrard dropped to the bench by Brendan Rodgers

Brendan Rodgers has opted to drop Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard to the bench.

Premier League: Liverpool vs Stoke match preview

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

Premier League weekend review: Arsenal fall to United smash and grab, Chelsea remain unbeaten while Liverpool falter at Selhurst again

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

Wayne Rooney and James Wilson applaud the travelling Manchester United fans

Manchester United named Premier League's loudest fans despite late push by Chelsea according to 'Smart Meter' app

Manchester United's fans can lay claim to being the loudest in the Premier League, although Jose Mourinho's criticism spurred the Chelsea faithful on to give them a real run for their money this weekend.

Danny Ings opens the scoring for Burnley

Stoke vs Burnley match report: Two-minute double from Danny Ings lifts Clarets off the bottom to continue resurgence

Stoke 1 Burnley 2: Striker finds the net twice in two minutes to ensure Stoke fightback comes o nothing

Bojan (left) in action for Stoke

Stoke City vs Burnley: Premier League match preview

A look ahead into this weekend’s game at the Britannia Stadium

My one and only game for Neil Baldwin FC

His remarkable life story has been made into an acclaimed BBC film, but Dave Hadfield remembers legendary kitman Neil Baldwin from their days together on Keele campus in the 1970’s

Premier League weekend review: Arsenal bottle it again; Spurs suffer another Europa League hangover; Chelsea march on

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

Jon Walters scores Stoke's second

Seven things we learnt this weekend: Juan Mata won't disappear, Chelsea are better than everyone, Europa League not helping Tottenham

The lessons learnt from the latest round of fixtures in the Premier League, including options at Southampton and the return of Andy Carroll

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