Tottenham’s Harry Kane celebrates as his deflected free-kick put his side 2-1 ahead in the Premier League game against Aston Villa at Villa Park. Photograph:  Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

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Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero celebrates his goal against  Aston Villa  at Villa Park. Photograph: Kieran Galvin / EPA

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 Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge could return from a thigh injury to play some part in the Merseyside derby on Saturday. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

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Aston Villa’s Gabriel Agbonlahor scrambles home the winning goal during the Premier League against Liverpool at Anfield. Photograph:  Peter Powell/EPA

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Hull defender Michael Dawson closes down Aston Villa’s Andreas Weimann  during the  Premier League match  at Villa Park. Photograph: Clive Mason/Getty Images

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Aston Villa’s Andreas Weimann celebrates scoring his side’s winner against Stoke City at the  The Britannia Stadium, Stoke. Photo: Lynne Cameron/PA

Stoke City 0 Aston Villa 1 Alan Hutton’s impressive first competitive game for Paul Lambert after two years in the wilderness could point to a turna(...)

Aidan McGeady (left) of Everton celebrates his goal with James McCarthy  at the King Power Stadium. Photograph:  Michael Regan/Getty Images

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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

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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

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