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

Shane Long scores his teams opening goal

Transfer news: West Brom insist Shane Long will not be sold in January

The striker scored twice against Aston Villa on Monday night

Aston Villa v Sunderland preview: Team strengths, tactics and stats

Check out all the vital statistics ahead of this weekend's Premier League meeting at Villa Park

Football match-fixing: Two men remanded in custody over allegations

A total of seven have been arrested over the allegations

Ashley Westwood v Ki Sung-Yueng: Head-to-head analysis ahead of the clash between Aston Villa and Sunderland

Check out all the vital statistics concerning the two sides' defenders ahead of this weekend's Premier League meeting at Villa Park

Wes Brown has had his red card overturned and will be available for Sunderland

Premier League: Aston Villa v Sunderland match preview

A look ahead to the weekend’s fixture at Villa Park

Kevin Poole

Burton Albion plan to put 50-year-old on the bench for League Two match

Goalkeeper Kevin Poole called into side as emergency cover

Paul Lambert has insisted that he couldn't have started Andreas Weimann, Gabriel Agbonlahor or Fabien Delph after the trio returned from injury against West Brom

West Brom 2 Aston Villa 2: Paul Lambert insists it was impossible to start returning trio

The game changed when Lambert introduced Andreas Weimann, Gabriel Agbonlahor and Fabian Delph before the hour mark with Villa two goals down and facing a derby defeat

Martin Jol (left) walks off the pitch after Fulham's defeat to Swansea

Premier League round-up: Pressure mounts on Martin Jol at Fulham with René Meulensteen in the wings

Martin Jol, the Fulham manager, may not get the chance to oversee the promised transformation at Craven Cottage.

Marko Arnautovic praises Charlie Adam impact for Stoke City

Forward Marko Arnautovic believes his Stoke team-mate Charlie Adam's recent exploits have sent a message to Potters boss Mark Hughes.

Samir Nasri delighted by Manchester City performance

Midfielder Samir Nasri believes Manchester City are proving what they are capable of at the Etihad Stadium after routing Barclays Premier League rivals Tottenham.

Tim Howard calls on Everton to be more ruthless

Goalkeeper Tim Howard admits Everton have to find a more clinical streak even after scoring three times in an enthralling 221st Merseyside derby.

Hull City 0 Crystal Palace 1 match report: Palace welcome Tony Pulis as Keith Millen signs off on a high

The task facing Tony Pulis as he takes over at Crystal Palace is of no less magnitude for this result but when he takes charge of training for the first time tomorrow he will have something positive from which to make capital: Palace not only have their first away point, they have three.

Stoke City 2 Sunderland 0 match report: Gus Poyet demands apology as Wes Brown’s red leaves team bottom of pile

The front page of the Oatcake fanzine on sale outside the stadium offered a wry reference to the controversial injury-time penalty that had spared Mark Hughes’s men defeat at Swansea a fortnight ago: “Potters finally benefit from a dodgy decision.”

Everton 3 Liverpool 3 match report: Breathless derby given extra lift by flying Luis Suarez

Striker shows his class despite 7,000-mile trip though Liverpool need Sturridge to land point

Stoke, managed by Mark Hughes, take on Sunderland

Stoke City v Sunderland match preview

A look ahead to this weekend’s Premier League fixture at the Britannia Stadium

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Rap music mogul accused of running two men over in his truck

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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee