Arsenal’s French striker Olivier Giroud celebrates scoring his team’s first goal  in the  Premier League match against Newcastle at St James Park. Oli Scarff/AFP

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Angry Sunderland fans try to get to the dug out where manager Gus Poyet is during the  Premier League match against Aston Villa  at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA

Sunderland 0 Aston Villa 4Christian Benteke and Gabriel Agbonlahor combined to leave Gus Poyet’s job hanging by a thread as Aston Villa tore Sunderlan(...)

Sadio Mane of Southampton celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Southampton and Crystal Palace at St Mary’s Stadium. Photograph Jamie McDonald/Getty Images

Southampton 1-0 Crystal PalaceThis was just the tonic that Southampton needed to halt a steady decline. With 10 minutes remaining their malaise of lat(...)

Olivier Giroud celebrates scoring Arsenal’s second in their 2-1 win over Crystal palace at Selhurst Park. (Photograph: John Walton/PA Wire)

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Newcastle’s Italian defender Davide Santon completed a loan move to Inter Milan while Rangers used their links with Newcastle owner Mike Ashley to loan five Magpies players.  Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA

Chelsea signed Colombian star Juan Cuadrado in the biggest move of a slightly underwhelming transfer deadline day.Chelsea announced Cuadrado had signe(...)

Crystal Palace’s Scott Dann (middle) celebrates his first goal during the FA Cup third round match at the Crabble Athletic Ground, Dover. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

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 Christian Benteke of Aston Villa celebrates scoring the winner against Crystal Palace  at Selhurst Park. Photograph:  Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

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Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez scores the first of his two goals past Sunderland goalkeeper Vito Mannone during the  Premier League  match at the Stadium of Light. Photograph: Andrew Yates/Reuters

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 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,(...)

Mame Biram Diouf of Stoke City scores the only goal of the Premier League game against Manchester City at Etihad Stadium. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

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