John O’Shea of Sunderland picks up injury against Newcastle United at the Stadium of Light last month. Photograph: Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

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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

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Georginio Wijnaldum scored four for Newcastle United as they routed Norwich City 6-2 at St James’ Park. Photograph: PA

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Manuel Lanzini’s late goal helped West Ham sink 10-man Crystal palace. Photograph: Getty

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Dimitri Payet celebrates after scoring the second goal for West Ham Reuters / Graham Stuart

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

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

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Petr Cech could leave Chelsea in search of regular football, with Arsenal potential suitors. Photograph: Reuters

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Jermain Defoe of Sunderland scores the winning  goal during the  Premier League match against Newcastle  at the Stadium of Light. Photograph: Matthew Lewis/Getty Images

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West Bromwich Albion boss Tony Pulis faces his old club Stoke City on the back of last weekend’s FA Cup defeat to Aston Villa. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

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