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Analysis of the latest round of top-flight fixtures, including why Arsenal look the best of the rest

Sunderland players to refund fans £24 ticket cost after 8-0 thrashing at Southampton

Money can also be refunded to a local charity

Swansea manager Garry Monk

Comment: If Garry Monk believes Swansea players have never conned a referee, he has a short memory

Talking Football: Diving is a problem the game is unwilling to tackle – as he has shown in the past

Mario Balotelli failed to impress against QPR
Vito Mannone looks on during the 8-0 thrashing

Southampton 8 Sunderland 0: 'We should pay for fans' wasted trip,' says Vito Mannone after 650-mile round-trip ends in humiliation

Sunderland keeper asks team-mates to fork out after humiliation at St Mary’s

Premier League: Southampton vs Sunderland match preview

A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at St Mary’s Stadium

Jose Fonte vs Santiago Vergini: Head-to-head analysis ahead of the clash between Southampton and Sunderland

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

Sunderland vs Stoke match report: Steven Fletcher back in style to sink Stoke

Sunderland 3 Stoke 1: Sunderland’s record signing returns from month in exile to score twice after laying on the opener

Lee Cattermole vs Steven Nzonzi: Head-to-head analysis ahead of the clash between Sunderland and Stoke City

Check out all the vital statistics concerning the two sides' midfielders ahead of this weekend's Premier League meeting at St Mary's

Premier League: Sunderland vs Stoke match preview

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

Ki Sung-yueng of Swansea pictured at the Stadium of Light

Sunderland vs Swansea City reaction: Ki Sung-yueng offers advice to Gus Poyet

The sides drew 0-0 at the Stadium of Light

Angel Rangel is sent-off after picking up a second yellow card

Sunderland vs Swansea match report: Black Cats can't take advantage as 10-man Swans hold on following Angel Rangel dismissal

Sunderland 0 Swansea 0: Connor Wickham had a chance late on but saw his header fly over the crossbar

Sunderland vs Swansea City: Premier League match preview

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

Asamoah Gyan denies murdering Ghanaian rapper Castro in alleged spiritual sacrifice

Former Sunderland striker attacked media for "wild allegations and rumours"

Burnley vs Sunderland match report: Sean Dyche preaches workrate but, oh for some thrills

Burnley 0 Sunderland 0: Ashley Barnes nearly snatched victory for Sean Dyche's side but saw his effort cannon off the crossbar

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