Loic Remy’s second half strike saw Chelsea extend their lead at the top of the Premier League to eight points. Photograph: Afp

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Victor Moses celebrates after his late penalty gave Stoke a 2-1 win over Aston Villa, consigning Tim Sherwood to defeat in his first game as Villa boss. (Photograph: Reuters / Darren Staples)

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Daniel Sturridge is expected to return to the Liverpool team for the first time since August for their Premier League meeting with West Ham at Anfield. Photograph:   Alex Livesey/Getty Images

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Everton manager  Roberto Martinez gesticulates on the sidelines during the Premier League game against  Hull City  at KC Stadium. Photograph: Matthew Lewis/Getty Images

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 Diego Costa of Chelsea is expected to start against Newcastle United.  Photograph:  Alex Livesey/Getty Images

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Leicester City’s Wes Morgan looks on as Southampton goalscorer Shane Long gets ready to pull the trigger at St. Mary’s during his side’s 2-0 victory.

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger (centre) and assistant manager Steve Bould  at the Emirates Stadium, London. Photograph:  Adam Davy/PA Wire

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Chelsea’s Cesc Fabregas celebrates after scoring against Crystal Palace   at Selhurst Park. Photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters

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 Sergio Agüero of Manchester City scores the opening goal against Hull City   at KC Stadium. Photograph:  Gareth Copley/Getty Images

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A Newcastle United fan campaign have organised a protest to encourage the club to sack manager Alan Pardew during the Premier League match against Hull City at St James’ Park. Photograph: Chris Ison/PA

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