Sean O’Brien, Jamie Heaslip and Devon Toner - O’Brien and Heaslip look set to be able to return to full training next week, and hence contention for the Wales game. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

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Manchester United player Jonny Evans (r) looks on as Papiss Cisse of Newcastle appears to spit during the Premier League match at St James’ Park. Photograph:  Stu Forster/Getty Images

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Sunderland’s manager Gus Poyet in the stands during the Barclays Premier League match at the KC Stadium, Hull. Photograph: Lynne Cameron/PA

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Swansea City’s Bafetimbi Gomis is stretchered off during the Barclays Premier League match at White Hart Lane, London. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA

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 West Ham’s Winston Reid has signed a long-term contract extension. Photograph: Paul Childs/Reuters

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 Eden Hazard scores Chelsea’s winner against West Ham United at  the Boleyn Ground in London. Photo: Clive Rose/Getty Images

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Arsenal’s  Chilean striker Alexis Sanchez  celebrates his goal with Olivier Giroud at Loftus Road tonight. Photograph: Ian Kington/AFP/Getty Images

Olivier Giroud and Alexis Sánchez guided Arsenal to a routine win at QPR, despite Charlie Austin striking back late on.Giroud’s fifth goal in as many (...)

 Jordan Henderson opens the scoring for  Liverpool  during the  Premier League match against Burnley at Anfield. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images

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 Manchester United’s Ashley Young  celebrates scoring the wining goal in the Premier League game against Newcastle United at St James’ park. Photograph:  Lindsey Parnaby/EPA

Newcastle United 0 Manchester United 1An apparent first-half spitting contest between Papiss Cissé and Jonny Evans provided some unwanted controversy (...)

Eden Hazard heads home to give Chelsea the lead in the Premier League clash against West Ham at Upton park. Photograph:   Tony O’Brien/Action Images via Reuters/Livepic

West Ham 0 Chelsea 1Chelsea followed up their Capital One Cup victory with a hard-fought 1-0 win on their return to Premier League business at West Ha(...)