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

Hull City fans protest against the planned name change to Hull Tigers

Hull City 0 Stoke City 0 match report: Action is all off the field as Hull fans up the ante over name change

Furore over planned name change to Hull Tigers dominates lacklustre affair

Chelsea midfielder Ramires celebrates scoring the iwnner against Crystal Palace

Chelsea 2 Crystal Palace 1 match report: Ramires saves Blues from famous Palace coup

Chelsea recover from defeat to Stoke last week to record nervy victory over valiant Palace

Lewis Holtby gets on the end of an Andros Townsend pass to score against Anzhi Makhachkala

Lewis Holtby feels reborn Tottenham Hotspur have chance of beating Liverpool

It might not be an advisable bet but Tottenham Hotspur could move up to second place in the Premier League tomorrow night. They would need three favours today, and an even unlikelier margin of victory over Liverpool at White Hart Lane.

Ravel Morrison (left) has impressed for West Ham this season

Premier League: West Ham v Sunderland match preview

A look ahead to this weekend's fixture at Upton Park

Lucas Leiva (right) comes on for Steven Gerrard on Saturday
Andre Villas-Boas smiles as his side defeat Gus Poyet's Sunderland

Sunderland 1 Tottenham 2 match report: John O’Shea error lifts gloom for Andre Villas-Boas

Own goal and Paulinho strike seal second win in a row for under-pressure Tottenham manager

Nemanja Vidic (left) and Robin van Persie react with dismay as Manchester United lose at home again

Manchester United 0 Newcastle United 1: Champions haven't got a clue

United can't work out what's going wrong in their worst start for 12 Premier League seasons

Cameron Jerome of Crystal Palace scores with his head

Crystal Palace 2 Cardiff City 0 match report: Marouane Chamakh seals win for resurgent Eagles

Palace record second win in as many games while the former Arsenal striker scores in consecutive matches

Scarves at Old Trafford

Premier League Saturday, including Manchester United, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool and Manchester City – LIVE!

Follow the latest news and scores from today’s Premier League matches, including Manchester United v Newcastle, Crystal Palace v Cardiff, Liverpool v West Ham, Southampton v Manchester City, Stoke v Chelsea, West Brom v Norwich and Sunderland v Tottenham

Premier League: Fulham v Aston Villa match preview

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

Jose Reina pictured training with Spain

Transfer news: Liverpool goalkeeper Jose Reina repeats desire to join Barcelona

The Spaniard is currently on loan with Napoli

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho reacts during his side's 3-1 win over Southampton on Sunday

Sunderland v Chelsea: Premier League match preview

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

Sheffield Wednesday’s Connor Wickham (second left) scored both goals in the defeat of Leicester

Championship round-up: Connor Wickham pegs back Leicester while Harry Redknapp enjoys reunion with Bournemouth

Leicester City saw their three-point lead in the Championship evaporate as they were beaten by managerless Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough while Queen's Park Rangers won 3-0 over Bournemouth. On a dramatic evening the bottom three clubs – Wednesday, Barnsley and Yeovil – all won, two of them having sacked their managers at the weekend.

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has been back in training for over a week and should make his return to action against either West Brom or Southampton

West Brom v Manchester City: Manuel Pellegrini confirms captain Vincent Kompany is back in the reckoning after thigh injury recovery

Kompany has been out of action for 10 weeks but could return to lead City as they attempt to replicate their home form on their travels

And refuses to celebrate in front of the Cardiff supporters.

Premier League: Four things we learned over the weekend - Arsenal are title material; the loan system works for Everton; Prince William likes football; Tony Pulis must rely on Crystal Palace home comforts

Arsenal are title material  – just do the maths

They can stop asking the question in the Match of the Day studio. Yes, Arsenal are on course to take the title. Their win at Cardiff, whose fans proved with Aaron Ramsey that you don’t have to be vile to a returning footballer, put them over the 30-point mark with a third of the season gone. Only three Premier League clubs (Newcastle in 1995-96, Chelsea and Liverpool in 2008-09) have made better starts and not won the league. The Premier League is won from the front. Only twice in the last 10 seasons have the eventual winners not been leading after 13 games.

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As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

Mussolini tried to warn his ally of the danger of bringing the country to its knees. So should we, says Patrick Cockburn
Britain's widening poverty gap should be causing outrage at the start of the election campaign

The short stroll that should be our walk of shame

Courting the global elite has failed to benefit Britain, as the vast disparity in wealth on display in the capital shows
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The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty
Prince Charles the saviour of the nation? A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king

Prince Charles the saviour of the nation?

A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king
How books can defeat Isis: Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad

How books can defeat Isis

Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad
Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

She may be in charge of minimising our risks of injury, but the chair of the Health and Safety Executive still wants children to be able to hurt themselves
The open loathing between Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu just got worse

The open loathing between Obama and Netanyahu just got worse

The Israeli PM's relationship with the Obama has always been chilly, but going over the President's head on Iran will do him no favours, says Rupert Cornwell
French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

Fury at British best restaurants survey sees French magazine produce a rival list
Star choreographer Matthew Bourne gives young carers a chance to perform at Sadler's Wells

Young carers to make dance debut

What happened when superstar choreographer Matthew Bourne encouraged 27 teenage carers to think about themselves for once?
Design Council's 70th anniversary: Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch

Design Council's 70th anniversary

Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch
Dame Harriet Walter: The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment

Dame Harriet Walter interview

The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment
Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Critics of Tom Stoppard's new play seem to agree that cerebral can never trump character, says DJ Taylor
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef's winter salads will make you feel energised through February

Bill Granger's winter salads

Salads aren't just a bit on the side, says our chef - their crunch, colour and natural goodness are perfect for a midwinter pick-me-up
England vs Wales: Cool head George Ford ready to put out dragon fire

George Ford: Cool head ready to put out dragon fire

No 10’s calmness under pressure will be key for England in Cardiff
Michael Calvin: Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links