Aston Villa 1-1 Southampton

Nathaniel Clyne's late equaliser for Southampton denied struggling Aston Villa a first win in eight games with a 1-1 draw at Villa Park on Monday night.

Pellegrini rubbishes Messi link

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has dismissed suggestions that the club are interested in signing Lionel Messi.

Usmanov: Wenger not learning

Arsenal shareholder Alisher Usmanov believes Arsene Wenger's principles are getting in the way of the club challenging for domestic and European honours.

Podolski: I'm not some clown

German forward Lukas Podolski has once again vented his frustration at a lack of playing time at Arsenal by declaring that he's "not some clown".

Balotelli: Goals will come

Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli insists that he has just been unlucky in front of goal, but has the belief that he can start scoring soon.

Martinez thrilled with Mirallas return

Everton manager Roberto Martinez has expressed his delight at the return of Kevin Mirallas following their 2-1 win over West Ham.

Koeman slams festive fixture list

Southampton boss Ronald Koeman has labelled the Premier League's festive period fixture list as 'crazy'.

Allardyce holds Carroll hope

West Ham boss Sam Allardyce is hopeful Andy Carroll can stay injury free after the striker returned in the 2-1 defeat to Everton.

Arteta: It was our best game

Arsenal captain Mikel Arteta feels that the most disappointing aspect of his side's defeat to Manchester United was that they played very well.

Pochettino: Red card not pivotal

Mauricio Pochettino has played down suggestions that the sending off of Hull City's Gaston Ramirez provided Tottenham with the spark they needed to secure a 2-1 win on Sunday.

Smalling: Top four in our reach

Manchester United defender Chris Smalling believes that the Red Devils are on course to secure a top-four finish in this season's Premier League.

Rodgers: Confidence is low

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers admits his side are "low on confidence" after they slumped to a 3-1 defeat to Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Sunday.

Aston Villa v Southampton

Aston Villa will be desperate to snap their long winless streak when they host high flying Southampton at Villa Park on Monday evening.

Hull City 1-2 Tottenham

Christian Eriksen slammed home a last-minute winner as Tottenham came from behind to win 2-1 at ten-man Hull City on Sunday.

Crystal Palace 3-1 Liverpool

Crystal Palace came back from an early goal down to eventually cruise to a 3-1 win over Liverpool at Selhurst Park on Sunday.

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