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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger hit out at the match officials for the second time in a week after the Gunners went down 2-1 to Manchester City with dodgy officiating at fault for both goals.

After Arsenal had dominated the first half and scored the only goal in it to take a 1-0 lead into half-time, the Gunners were punished in the second period with both of Manchester City's goals scored when an offside could be given against the home side.

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Contentious goals from Leroy Sane and Raheem Sterling earned Manchester City a come from behind 2-1 victory against Arsenal in what was quite literally a game of two halves at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday.

Arsenal took an early lead in the game in just the 4th minute as some woeful defending from Manchester City allowed Hector Bellerin to run with the ball up the pitch and find Alexis Sanchez in the Citizens' half. The Arsenal forward was allowed time and space to turn and find Theo Walcott in the box, who despite a poor first touch, had enough time to poke the ball home past Claudio Bravo to give Arsenal the lead.

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Former Arsenal skipper Cesc Fabregas, celebrated a welcome return to the Chelsea starting line-up with a goal of the highest quality, one which earned the Blues a 1-0 win against bottom of the table Sunderland at the Stadium of Light.

The 29 year old Spaniard, who has spent plenty of this season warming the benches was afforded a start today ahead of the more defensively minded Nemanja Matic and made the most of his opportunity.

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Liverpool moved level on points with Arsenal and ahead of the Gunners into second place on goals scored with a well deserved 3-0 win away to Middlesbrough at the Riverside Stadium on Wednesday night. A couple of goals and an assist from Man of the Match Adam Lallana was at the heart of an excellent outing for Liverpool, who returned to winning ways after dropping 5 points in their last two games.

Traditionally an unhappy hunting ground for the Reds, Liverpool improved their record at the Riverside to 3 wins from 16 games in this their first visit to Boro since 2009.

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Chelsea moved six points clear of Arsenal and Liverpool at the top of the Premier League standings courtesy of a 1-0 win away to bottom of the league Sunderland. Cesc Fabregas scored the only goal of the game in the 40th minute, capitalizing on a rare start with a precise finish from Willian's square pass.

Chelsea bossed the game and will be a tad disappointed not to have won it by a bigger margin, and in the end owe a debt of thanks to goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, who produced an excellent late save to ensure a 10th straight win on the bounce for the blues.

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Though Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure did not admit that he "intentionally consumed alcohol", the Ivorian footballer has pleaded guilty to drink-driving, it was reported on Tuesday.

The 33-year-old was "above the permitted limit", and did not challenge the charge. He was fined £54,000 (around $68,707) - a means-tested fine - and banned from driving for 18 months by Barkingside magistrate.

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Palmeiras striker Gabriel Jesus was on Monday honoured with the Brazilian Serie A Golden Ball award for helping the Sao Paulo side win the title in 2016. This was Palmeiras' first championship title in 22 years.

The 19-year-old played his final game for the Verdao, having already agreed a move to Manchester City in January. But he signed off with the prize that mattered on Monday, having scored 12 goals in a breakout season at his boyhood club.

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