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Arsenal vs Newcastle live: Latest score and updates as Olivier Giroud gives Gunners the lead, with wins for Chelsea and Manchester City

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Liverpool 0 Sunderland 0: Brendan Rodgers insists 'management of Steven Gerrard is fine'

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Jordan Henderson of Liverpool battles for the ball with Jordi Gomez and Liam Bridcutt of Sunderland
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Manchester City vs Everton: Latest score and updates from the Premier League after both Chelsea and Arsenal lose in big upsets

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Premier League injury news: Who's in and who's out this weekend? Arsenal could have 11 players missing and Manchester United nine

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