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Theo Walcott’s strike clarifies Everton’s superiority over Newcastle

There was one banner calling on Sam Allardyce to go at Goodison Park but the Everton manager was spared further hostility as Theo Walcott’s clinical finish delivered a valuable home win. Those wishing to express their distrust in the former England man…

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Everton v Newcastle: Premier League – live!

Updates from the 8pm kick-off at Goodison ParkAllardyce calls on Everton owner to clarify his futureEmail Simon.Burnton@theguardian.com. Tweet @Simon_Burnton 7.10pm BST Here are the line-ups. Headlines include Islam Slimani making his first start for N…

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Arsène Wenger tackles elephant in room over reasons for leaving

Arsenal manager seizes opportunity to talk about how worldwide image of the club has taken a battering, not helped by fans inside the EmiratesIt was never going to be a totally normal day. Even if so much of it slipped into the old routines – Arsenal p…

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FA Cup and Premier League: talking points from the weekend’s action

Harry Kane is out of sorts, Joe Hart soars before being floored, and Stoke must choose between youth and experience up frontWhile Southampton will take something from getting this far in the world’s most celebrated domestic cup competition there are ot…

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Virgil van Dijk confident Liverpool will be back to their best against Roma

• Defender says there is ‘no need to panic’ after draw at West Brom• Reds conceded two late set-piece goals against bottom clubVirgil van Dijk has admitted Liverpool let their standards slip against West Bromwich Albion but is adamant Roma will prove a…

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The Dozen: the weekend’s best Premier League and FA Cup photos

Your weekend round-up of the best photography from the FA Cup and England’s top flight• Follow Guardian sport on Instagram for more great photographyThe Dozen archive Continue reading…

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Paul Lambert: ‘As a team, Stoke City never give up’ – video

Stoke City manager Paul Lambert insists his side must get a result against Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday with their hopes of Premier League survival fading after failing to record a victory in their past 11 matches Continue reading…

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Manchester City celebrate title success with demolition of Swansea

They came to see a victorious coronation and were not disappointed. Manchester City fans witnessed a masterclass from their freshly crowned champions on what was a festive afternoon.It was decorated by a Kevin De Bruyne 20-yard peach that rocketed past…

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Arsenal fans ambivalent despite win as Arsène Wenger starts long goodbye | David Hytner

The Frenchman will doubtless receive a vociferous send off as his departure draws closer but the response in the stands was distinctly low key during the victory over West hamThe promise had come from Ivan Gazidis. Arsène Wenger’s final game at the Emi…

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Stoke’s survival hopes receding after Burnley salvage point

Paul Lambert had made no bones about it: Stoke had to take three points from this match to retain any hope of paying their arrears before the arrival of the relegation bailiff. They failed to do so despite taking an early lead through Badou Ndiaye. Mam…

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Alexandre Lacazette’s late double seals Arsenal rout against West Ham

Until the final 10 minutes of this match, with Arsenal being held and Arsène Wenger standing anxiously on the touchline, it was tempting to wonder whether a few supporters might even be impertinent enough to boo the team off. The score was 1-1, West Ha…

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Manchester City v Swansea: Premier League — live!

Live updates from the Etihad StadiumChelsea v Southampton: FA Cup semi-final – live!Email or tweet Jacob your thoughts 3.34pm BST Man City: Ederson; Danilo, Kompany, Laporte, Delph; Gundogan; B Silva, De Bruyne, D Silva, Sterling; Jesus. Subs: Bravo, W…

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Everton v Newcastle: match preview

Rafael Benítez’s in-form Newcastle can leapfrog Everton with a fifth consecutive league victory. The onus will be on Jonjo Shelvey to show the watching Gareth Southgate that he is worth considering, and trusting, for a late inclusion in England’s World…

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Crystal Palace battle to a point at Watford to edge closer to safety

Wilfried Zaha must be wondering what it is about this stadium. The last time he was here, in December 2016, the Crystal Palace forward reacted angrily after being accused of diving by the Watford mascot, Harry the Hornet, after winning a penalty for hi…

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Premier League managers react to Arsène Wenger’s departure – video

Pep Guardiola, Jürgen Klopp, Rafa Benítez and Antonio Conté were among the Premier League managers to praise Arsène Wenger after the Arsenal manager’s announcement that he is to leave the club after 22 years. Guardiola, who has faced Wenger as manager …

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Salomón Rondón strikes late as West Brom stun Liverpool with fightback

It was not exactly the script Jürgen Klopp had in mind ahead of a critical week for Liverpool as West Bromwich Albion, playing with the sort of spirit and conviction that was so badly missing prior to Darren Moore taking over as caretaker manager, scor…

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West Brom v Liverpool: Premier League – live!

Premier League updates from the 12.30pm BST kick-off Klopp backs team to close gap on Manchester City next seasonAnd you can email Rob with your thoughts 11.31am BST West Brom (4-4-2) Foster; Nyom, Dawson, Hegazi, Gibbs; Phillips, Livermore, Brunt, McC…

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Arsenal v West Ham United: match preview

Arsène Wenger’s farewell to Arsenal begins against West Ham. A first opportunity for the fans to show just how much he has meant to the club over the past 22 years before the pressure of hosting Atlético Madrid on Thursday. What influence, if any, coul…

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Manchester City v Swansea: match preview

Manchester City will stride out before their adoring crowd as freshly-crowned champions knowing five wins from the final five matches will take them to 102 points and eclipse Chelsea’s record Premier League tally of 95. Pep Guardiola, though, will look…

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Stoke City v Burnley: match preview

Stoke have left it very late to start a surge for safety, and if it does not begin against Burnley, it will probably not materialise at all. Scoring has been a problem for Stoke all season so they will have taken some encouragement from the fact that B…