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Summary

  1. Vardy scores twice as Leicester beat Liverpool 2-0
  2. Alli & Kane (2) score as Spurs beat Norwich 3-0
  3. Aguero scores to give Man City 1-0 win at Sunderland
  4. Arsenal held to 0-0 draw by Southampton
  5. Lingard, Martial & Rooney earn Man Utd 3-0 win v Stoke
  6. Palace 1-2 Bournemouth; West Ham 2-0 A Villa; West Brom 1-1 Swansea

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By Tom Rostance and Marc Higginson

All times stated are UK

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Rwandan record

Scenes in Africa, where Kenyan league champions Gor Mahia have splashed out a national record fee of four million shillings (£27,000) to sign Rwandan star Jacques Tuyisenge. The Amavubi Wasps skipper has agreed to a two-year deal from Rwanda Police FC with the move sealed before end of the January transfer window.

'Rooney building rhythm'

Man Utd 3-0 Stoke

Manchester United

More from Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal, speaking to BBC Sport: On the goalscoring form of Wayne Rooney: "He has his momentum but also the team is now playing more for him I think. We have to wait and see where he goes with this rhythm of making goals, with this then he is a fantastic striker.

"I have always said that we are capable of beating every opponent. I shall continue to say this but it is not easy in the Premier League because the difference between the top clubs and the rest is not so big. Sunderland losing against Manchester City only 0-1. When you win like we did and Tottenham won away today, these are great results."

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Arsenal 0-0 Southampton

Great team performance and work rate from the lads. Always a very tough place to go and we worked hard for that

Great team performance and work rate from the lads. Always a very tough place to go and we worked hard for that

'I have seen fantastic goals'

Man Utd 3-0 Stoke

Manchester United

Wayne Rooney
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Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal, speaking to BBC Sport: "I am a very happy coach because I have seen fantastic goals, team goals, where we are building up from the back and finishing like that, and also controlling the game in the second half. Michael Carrick said to me after the match that it is so different when you score the early goal. We had a lot of chances to score in the first half also in previous matches but you have to finish, and now we are finishing and still creating more.

"I think we have played in the first half attacking- wise very good. In the second half we were more controlling and we didn't give any chances away against a team like Stoke. That is remarkable because they always make it difficult."

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Don't forget that former Swansea manager Garry Monk and ex-Liverpool midfielder Danny Murphy will be talking you through the goals on Match of the Day - tonight it's on from 22:45 GMT on BBC One (23:15 BBC One NI & 23:45 BBC One Scotland).

Man Utd 3-0 Stoke

Manchester United

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal, speaking to Sky Sports: "It was a great first half, we scored fantastic goals and we created more chances above that. In the second we controlled the game, scored the third goal. It was very good.

"I think in 2016 we have only lost against Southampton in the last minute. We have more confidence maybe. I cannot say we now have more confidence because we lost to Southampton at home and that can never be. At home you have to win but I hope it gives us motivation to continue because in Derby we played very well also. Three goals eh? In a row!"

'Damage limitation'

Manchester United 3-0 Stoke

Stoke City

Stoke manager Mark Hughes, speaking to Sky Sports: "We didn't start in the right manner. We conceded early on, were too passive and for the first goal we didn't get close enough to people. Avoiding going 1-0 down early on is what you talk about before coming to Old Trafford, and unfortunately we conceded another poor goal for the second. 

"In the second half we had  go but you run the risk of being caught and in the end it was probably damage limitation from our point of view."

'A tough night for us'

Crystal Palace 1-2 Bournemouth

Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew: "We just cannot seem to find a goal. It was a frustrating evening: a lot of good play, but another defeat. 

"We're losing too many bodies, a tough night for us. Of course it's concerning, but we go to Swansea and try and get a result. It was a good goal. 

"Bournemouth worked very hard and they scored with their two chances. It's hard to take that we've lost but we have to rebound. We lacked a bit of quality: we were up for the battle but you've got to have both sides."

Alan Pardew
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'We are trying to get into the top four'

Manchester United 3-0 Stoke

Manchester United

David De Gea celebrates
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Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea: "That was a really important game for us, three important points. They didn't create many chances, we scored early and that was the key. We need to keep this tempo and try to get into the top four as soon as possible. We always try to play the same football; we believe in ourselves and we need to keep this level, play all the matches like today."

'Villa have improved a lot'

West Ham 2-0 Aston Villa

West Ham United

West Ham boss Slaven Bilic speaking to BBC Sport: "I've seen many times that a team that has one player more can't find a solution, are more nervous and concede a goal. 

"It wasn't the case tonight. In the second half we played the way a team should against 10 men. 

"We could have scored earlier but then we scored with a great goal and after that it was much easier. 

"Aston Villa played good. I have to give a lot of credit to them. They've improved a lot. Unfortunately for them that one moment of madness affected the game a lot."

'They're more volatile than we are'

Sunderland 0-1 Man City

Sunderland

More from Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce on suggestions Jermain Defoe elbowed Nicolas Otamendi: "Jermain Defoe doesn't elbow anybody on purpose. They make a big fuss about it and that's what they do. That's mostly foreign players, they do make a big fuss of it. That's in their nature - I'm not saying it's in the way they are brought up. They react in a more volatile way to incidents like that than we do. We accept that but I don't think Jermain intentionally did it."

Same old Arsenal?

Arsenal 0-0 Southampton

Arsenal

Arsene Wenger
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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger: "We put the energy level in and created chances. I cannot fault the team on that front. It is not only luck. I don't believe too much in luck. We feel disappointed and guilty. In a game like that when you create chances you want to win. We had the chances to win it. But their keeper kept them in it.

"You have to always think the opponent will play well and despite that still score. We had all kind of chances and it looked like it would come. But sometimes you lose these games."

[When asked if this is a case of the 'same old Arsenal', dropping points at crucial stages] "Look, I don't know why you say same old Arsenal. For 20 years we have been at the top of the Premier League. At the moment we have to say that we have dropped points but we have to keep fighting and believing."

'Settling the Man Utd nerves'

Manchester United 3-0 Stoke

Manchester United

Jesse Lingard celebrates
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Manchester United winger Jesse Lingard, speaking to BBC Sport: "From the first whistle we were on top, we were sharp, that’s what we needed to do today. As soon as we scored the first we knew we’d score a second or a third. A result like that settles the nerves of the fans, the players, even the manager. Hopefully now we can go on a run, we’re looking forward to the Chelsea game."

'A high-class goal'

Crystal Palace 1-2 Bournemouth

Bournemouth

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe: "We weren't very good first half, but we showed great resilience and we just about deserved it. 

"It was a high-class goal [from Marc Pugh] and it proved to be a lifeline. Second half we were a lot more fluent and we broke really dangerously through the heart of the pitch. 

"We believe in Benik [Afobe] and he's doing ever so well for us. We're not the finished article but we're moving in the right direction."

'We are free of pressure'

Leicester 2-0 Liverpool

Leicester City

Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri told BBC MOTD: " Amazing. The first goal was unbelievable. We played very well and pressed a lot against a very good team. Jamie is very fast and can create a lot but it was unbelievable how Mahrez found him and how he had the time to see the keeper out of the goal and scored a fantastic goal. 

"The team is in good condition. Now it is important to recover the energy because we have to run a lot against Manchester City. We are free of pressure. The players have a good feeling."

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Match of the Day

Former Swansea manager Garry Monk and ex-Liverpool midfielder Danny Murphy will be talking you through the goals on Match of the Day - tonight it's on from 22:45 GMT on BBC One (23:15 BBC One NI & 23:45 BBC One Scotland).

'An incredible goal!'

Leicester 2-0 Liverpool

jamie Vardy
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Leicester midfielder Danny Drinkwater told BBC MOTD: "Jamie Vardy’s first goal was incredible. You think he’s going to square it but he hits it top corner. It sums his season up. He can turn an average ball into a great ball.  

"Every player in this team is working their socks off. It’s not a coincidence we’re top of the table. This is team spirit at its highest. We won’t stop believing. We’re staying on the ground but if we carry on the way we are then why not have the belief [to win the league]? It would go down in history surely."

'We had to defend well today'

Sunderland 0-1 Man City

Manchester City

Manuel Pellegrini
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Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini: "It was a tough game. This is a team who are fighting relegation. They will play every game like a final. It is not our style to play with nine defenders but it was our third game in a week and it was impossible to have a high pace with all our injuries. It was better to defend well and concentrate.

"It is an important three points and now we have to play Leicester at home and they are still the leaders."

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Jay: Why haven't United played like this since the start? Will we finish in top four?

Graeme Etherington: Stoke are a real charity case without Shawcross. Now conceded 6 goals in 2 Prem games without him.

Meer Shah: Assured, quick, inventive and purposeful over potentially awkward opponents = the best Manchester United performance in 11 months.

Leicester City

Leicester are three points clear at the top of the table, and 10 (TEN) points above fifth place. Surely the Foxes are heading to the Champions League now...

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Angry Asaf: It's that time of year for us to cry WENGER OUT when we know for a fact we will do the exact same thing a year from now.

'We could have been better'

Leicester 2-0 Liverpool

Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp reacts
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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was asked by BBC MOTD's Jonathan Pearce about his side's good work ethic today: "It’s rare a journalist says something more positive than the manager.

"I’m not too fine with our game today. We could have played much better. We had a few shots where we could pass and a few passes where we could shoot. We created half chances but not real chances. It was a world-class goal from Jamie Vardy. Today would have been a good day to show we are ready for this. I need a few more seconds to calm down. I have to watch it again."

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Dave in Stockport:  Good win for City. It's a long season and not all games will look attractive or easy. A good hard earned three points.

'A good result'

Arsenal 0-0 Southampton

Southampton

Ronald Koeman
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Southampton boss Ronald Koeman: "One point away at Arsenal is a good result. To get a good result you need to be lucky and we had that on our side. We had good defending and great goalkeeper. But we needed to create more.

"He is a fantastic goalkeeper. Sometimes you think you can't score because he is massive. Maybe today was his best performance. We are happy he is the keeper of Southampton."

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Angry Arsenal fan from Wolverhampton: If there was ever a reason why Arsenal should have signed a striker in January, this was it! Wasted another year trying to win the league. All credit Forster, kept Southampton in it.

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West Brom 1-1 Swansea

They may have seen a stoppage-time equaliser but the home fans still boo...

Manager reaction

West Ham 2-0 Aston Villa

Remi Garde speaking to BT Sport: "I didn't speak yet with Jordan Ayew. It will stay private. 

"It was too big a mountain for 10 men. We were denied a penalty. I'm sorry for the referee but it was a clear penalty. 

"We started well. Then after that this penalty and this stupid red card, the game was over. 

"The first goal, I'm not sure it wasn't offside. I feel very sorry for the guys to be beaten after the bravery they showed."

Asked about his future, he said: "I'm not speaking about that. It is not the time."

FULL-TIME

Crystal Palace 1-2 Bournemouth

Eddie Howe at full-time
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GOAL - West Brom 1-1 Swansea

Salomon Rondon (90 mins)

Salomon Rondon scores
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It had been coming! West Brom level as the Swans can't clear a corner, Darren Fletcher had his shot saved on the line but Salomon Rondon is there to bundle it over the line. 

'We're in big trouble now'

Sunderland 0-1 Man City

Sunderland

Sam Allardyce
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Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce: "We missed too many chances today and when you play a Manchester City side and have better chances than them, it shows the level of our performance. There's no result for us, the points aren't there, but the positives are.

"While this performance was the best since I've been here, we're in big trouble now when you look at the other results tonight.

"It was a testament to our performance that they pulled off a striker at half-time and sent on a midfielder.

"Our debutants made some good contributions. I thought Jan Kirchoff was outstanding in midfield."

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West Brom 0-1 Swansea

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Stevan Milligan:  Great performance from Manchester United. I think it was Sir Alex that said "It's all about the confidence". Actually that might have been Gok Wan.  

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Man Utd 3-0 Stoke

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