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Manchester City v West Brom: Manuel Pellegrini dismisses fears he could be sacked at the end of the season

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David Silva is an injury doubt for Manchester City's Monday night clash with West Brom

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Norwich captain Russell Martin

Norwich 0 West Brom 1: Russell Martin promises protesting Norwich fans players are hurting too

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Norwich manager Chris Hughton looks on from the sidelines

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James Morrison and Saido Berahino has met with each other to put to bed their post-match bust-up after the 3-3 draw with Cardiff

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Alan Pardew takes his seat in the stands before Newcastle's 3-0 defeat at Southampton

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1. Pardew’s dressing-room return not such a happy one

Finally, Newcastle could relax. After serving a three-game stadium ban during which they had been beaten by Fulham and Everton, Alan Pardew would be back in the dressing room to instruct his players before they faced Southampton. “It’s good to be back,” said Pardew, who will not be allowed on the touchline until his side face Arsenal next month. “You have that relationship with players, you have an attachment nobody else can have. Put on top my personality, which we all know is a bit of a winning mentality, and I want to make sure we win.” Newcastle lost 4-0. Four of their fans cycled to Southampton from Tyneside to raise money for cancer research. Some thought Pardew should have been made to join them for the return leg.

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