Edin Dzeko of Manchester City celebrates scoring the opening goal during their Premier League match against Aston Villa at Etihad Stadium, Manchester. Photograph:  Michael Regan/Getty Images

Manchester City 4Aston Villa 0For Manchester City, everything is now in place. Manuel Pellegrini’s team took their time before showing why th(...)

Edin Dzeko celebrates scoring  Manchester City’s   third goal during the Premier League match against Tottenham Hotspur  at White Hart Lane. Photograph: Jamie McDonald/Getty Images

Wednesday night football round-up: Manchester City usurped Arsenal at the top of the table after emphatically ending Tottenham’s unbeaten Premier L(...)

Liverpool’s Luis Suarez reacts after a missed opportunity  against Aston Villa. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters

Liverpool 2 Aston Villa 2: A rare Anfield off-day saw Liverpool drop two points in the race for Champions League places as Luis Suarez found his integ(...)

Dwight Gayle (C) of Crystal Palace celebrates with his team-mates after scoring his side’s late winner at Villa Park. Photo: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Aston Villa 0 Crystal Palace 1Substitute Dwight Gayle scored a stunning injury-time winner at Villa Park to lift Crystal Palace out of the Premier Lea(...)

Tom Cleverley scores Manchester United’s third goal against Aston Villa at Villa Park this afternoon. Photograph: Darren Staples/Reuters

Aston Villa 0 Manchester United 3: Manchester United rediscovered the winning habit as Danny Welbeck’s first-half double and Tom Cleverley’s strike c(...)

Fulham’s Dimitar Berbatov  celebrates his penalty against Aston Villa. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

Fulham 2 Aston Villa 0: Dimitar Berbatov brushed off talk of a January exit to end Fulham’s six-game Premier League losing streak as the Cottagers saw(...)

Robbie Brady of the Republic of Ireland and Hull City is expected to face Crystal Palace this weekend. Photograph:   Richard Heathcote/Getty Images
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Saturday 23rd November Arsenal (1) v Southampton (3) Arsenal will have forward Theo Walcott back from two months out following abdominal surgery. Germ(...)

Joe Hart winces after the Manchester City goalkeeper’s latest calamitous episode saw his side lose out in the last minute to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday. Photograph: Reuters

In fairness to Joe Hart, he was not the only goalkeeper at Stamford Bridge who will wince when he sees the replays. Petr Cech got his angles badly wro(...)

Aston Villa goalkeeper Brad Guzan dives in vain as   Yaya Toure of Manchester City scores during Saturday’s match at Villa Park. Photograph:  Jan Kruger/Getty Images

Perhaps the arrival of Bayern Munich to Eastlands on Wednesday will be a blessing in disguise. A second league defeat of the season that was careless (...)

West Brom’s Saido Berahino (left) celebrates scoring his side’s second goal  during the  Premier League match against Manchester United at Old Trafford. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA

Arsenal held their nerve to win 2-1 at Swansea and move clear at the top of the Premier League on a dramatic day which saw both Manchester United and (...)