Crystal Palace’s Jason Puncheon shoots at  goal during last night’s Premier League clash at Selhurst Park. Photograph: Eddie Keogh/Reuters

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Sunderland’s Steven Fletcher scores his side’s third goal during the Premier League game against Newcastle at the Stadium of Light. Photograph:  Lee Smith/Action Images via Reuters/Livepic

Sunderland 3 Newcastle United 0 History repeated itself on Wearside where Sam Allardyce became the fourth successive Sunderland manager to preside ove(...)

Republic of Ireland international Ciaran Clark returns to the Aston Villa squad for their home clash against Swansea. Photograph:   Steve Langan/Inpho

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Memphis Depay celebrates scoring Manchester United’s first goal Photograph: Andrew YatesReuters

Wayne Rooney ended his 11-match goal drought as Manchester United climbed to the top of the Barclays Premier League for the first time in over two yea(...)

George Eastham in action for  England in 1966. Photograph: Allsport UK /Allsport

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Leicester City’s Riyad Mahrez celebrates scoring his side’s goal against Tottenham at the King Power Stadium. Photograph: Nigel French/PA

Leicester 1 Tottenham 1 Late goals from Dele Alli and Riyad Mahrez lit up an otherwise largely forgettable 1-1 draw between Leicester and Tottenham, (...)

Riyad Mahrez scored an early brace as Leicester City blew away Sunderland. Photograph: PA

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Chelsea players paid tribute to departing striker Didier Drogba by carrying him off the pitch after 26 minutes at Stamford Bridge. Photo: Facundo Arrizabalaga/Getty Images

Chelsea 3-1 Sunderland This arena was basking in giddy celebration long before the Premier League trophy was paraded on to the turf, with all t(...)

Danny Graham scored his first goal for Sunderland as his side picked up a priceless three points away at Everton. Photograph: Getty

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Liam Brady is reunited with his former manager and stereo repair man Giovanni Trapattoni. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

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