Christian Benteke’s first half header gave Aston Villa a precious 1-0 win away at Spurs. Photograph: PA

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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

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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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Papiss Demba Cisse  scores Newcastle’s goal against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park

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Daniel Sturridge is expected to return to the Liverpool team for the first time since August for their Premier League meeting with West Ham at Anfield. Photograph:   Alex Livesey/Getty Images

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Everton manager  Roberto Martinez gesticulates on the sidelines during the Premier League game against  Hull City  at KC Stadium. Photograph: Matthew Lewis/Getty Images

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Sadio Mane of Southampton evades Crystal Palace goalkeeper Julian Speroni  to score their first goal during the  Premier League match  at Selhurst Park. Photograph: Jamie McDonald/Getty Images

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David Silva scores his and Manchester City’s second goal  in the  Premier League match against Crystal Palace at Etihad Stadium. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

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Raheem Sterling of Liverpool goes down in the penalty area during the  Premier League match against Sunderland at Anfield. Photograph: Scott Heavey/Getty Images

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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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