Premier League

Saturday, 22 November 2014

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The Portuguese coach believes his side should have won by a more commanding scoreline and took their foot of the gas in the second period despite a strong first-half showing

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The Ivorian netted the winning goal as Manchester City triumphed and his manager was keen to credit his desire in a week where his future at the club came into question again

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The defender looked set to continue after rolling his ankle after a coming together with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, but was eventually forced off after clashing with Jack Wilshere

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Despite boasting over 70 per cent possession, the hosts could not break down a valiant visitors' defence after errors saw them fall two goals behind in the opening stages

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The midfielder was in the right place at the right time to latch on to Samuel Eto'o's inch-perfect cross to hand the hosts three points against Sam Allardyce's men

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The Ivorian linked up well with Fernandinho to help Manuel Pellegrini's men come from a goal down to beat Garry Monk's men at the Etihad Stadium

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Danny Ings scored twice inside the opening 15 minutes to give the Clarets a platform which the hosts could not equal, despite boasting over 70 per cent possession

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The France international exchanged passes with Sammy Ameobi before firing home in the second half to give Alan Pardew's in-form side their sixth win on the bounce

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Jose Mourinho's side cruised past the Baggies, whose afternoon was made all the more difficult after Claudio Yacob's first-half red card for a two-footed lunge on Spain star Costa

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The visitors endured a largely torrid afternoon following Claudio Yacob's dismissal, though only Diego Costa and Eden Hazard managed to beat an inspired Ben Foster

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The hosts made it five wins in a row in the Premier League thanks to Moussa Sissoko's fine finish in the second half, while the R's fall to the bottom of the table

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Louis van Gaal shuffles his pack again following another wave of injuries during the international break, while Nacho Monreal looks set to line up at centre-back once more

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The Belgian underwent an MRI scan on Friday to determine the severity of the problem picked up while on international duty with Belgium

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The 23-year-old has notched five goals in 12 games up front for the Gunners but his manager insists playing on the left flank need not scupper his chances of scoring