Arsenal’s Danny Welbeck celebrates scoring a goal in the  Premier League game against West Ham United at the Boleyn Ground. Photograph: Sean Dempsey/EPA

Premier League round-up: Arsenal battled to a 2-1 win at West Ham to close in on the top four of the Premier League.The Irons, who had started the day(...)

Adam Johnson of Sunderland scores the winning goal late on in the premier league match against Newcastle at   St James’ Park. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Newcastle 0 Sunderland 1Newcastle United are supposed to be counter-attacking specialists but they ended up being hoist by their own petard as a brill(...)

Diego Costa of Chelsea clashes with  John O’Shea of Sunderland during the  Premier League match  at Stadium of Light. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Sunderland 0 Chelsea 0Willian and Santiago Vergini both hit the woodwork as Sunderland extended their run of good results against Chelsea with a 0-0 d(...)

Sunderland manager Gus Poyet and Everton manager Roberton Martínez on the sideline at the Stadium of Light. Photograph: Nigel Roddis/Getty Images

Maybe Everton’s post-Europa League fatigue was to blame? Perhaps Adam Johnson’s enduring struggle to recapture his form should be held partly responsi(...)

 Steven Fletcher (2nd left) of Sunderland celebrates after scoring his team’s third goal against Crystal Palace   at Selhurst Park. Photograph:  Ian Walton/Getty Images

Two-goal Steven Fletcher felt Sunderland earned the little bit of luck they got en route to winning 3-1 at Crystal Palace. Fletcher scored a brace and(...)

  Steven Fletcher of Sunderland celebrates scoring the second goal against Stoke City   at Stadium of Light. Photograph:  Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Papiss Cisse’s second brace of goals in three matches this season was not enough to ease the huge pressure on Newcastle manager Alan Pardew. Newcastl(...)

 Valencia  announced they have reached an agreement to sign striker Alvaro Negredo on loan from Manchester City with a clause making the deal permanent at the end of the season.  Photograph: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire.

ArsenalPlayers in: Alexis Sánchez (Barcelona, £30m), Mathieu Debuchy (Newcastle, £12m), David Ospina (Nice, undisclosed), Calum Chambers (Southampton,(...)

Gary Caldwell shows his disappointment after missing the first penalty in the shootout at Wembley. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Wigan 1 Arsenal 1 (Arsenal win 4-2 on penalties) Stand-in goalkeepe(...)

Wigan Athletic’s Chris McCann celebrates his goal during the  match at the Cardiff City Stadium. Photograph: PA Wire.

Cardiff 1 Wigan 2 Wigan kept their dream of winning a second success(...)

QPR goalkeeper Julio Cesar reacts after he was beaten by a late free-kick from Wigan’s Shaun Maloney  at Loftus Road. Photograph: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters

QPR 1 Wigan 1: An injury-time free-kick from Shaun Maloney rescued a point for Wi(...)