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Premier League Photos of the Week

From a spectacular Wayne Rooney backheel to a Jonny Evans heartbreaker in stoppage time – this week had it all. Here’s our collection of the best photos of the week in the Premier League.

Leicester City vs Bournemouth

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The Foxes’ Wes Morgan shoots at the King Power Stadium. Riyad Mahrez missed scoring from the spot as Leicester fell two points behind leaders Arsenal. Photograph: Nigel French/PA

West Ham vs Liverpool

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Andy Carroll gets to the ball ahead of Mamadou Sakho in West Ham’s 2-0 victory over Liverpool at Upton Park. Carroll scored against his former club as the Hammers jumped above the Reds on the table, effecting their first league double over the Liverpool in 52 years. Photograph: Tom Jenkins for the Guardian

Manchester United vs Swansea

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Wayne Rooney scores the winner with a backheel in a must-win game against Swansea City. Anthony Martial scored the opening goal for the Red Devils as Manchester United beat the Swans 2-1 at Old Trafford, moving up to fifth on the table. Photograph: Peter Powell/EPA

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Swansea goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski heads the ball in the dying seconds of the game, seeing it go narrowly wide of the target. Photograph: Carl Recine/Action Images

West Brom vs Stoke

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Jonny Evans scores in stoppage-time as West Brom win 2-1 at the Hawthorns, while Stoke suffer just their third defeat in 10 games. Photograph: Tony Marshall/Getty Images

Sunderland vs Aston Villa

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Jermain Defoe celebrates his second goal, as Sunderland boosted their survival chances with a 3-1 win over bottom-placed Aston Villa at the Stadium of Light. Photograph: Lindsey Parnaby/AFP/Getty Images

Arsenal vs Newcastle United

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Newcastle’s Aleksandar Mitrovic attempts a bicycle kick against Arsenal at the Emirates. Arsenal increased their gap at the top to two points with a 1-0 win. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

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Newcastle’s Vurnon Anita vies for the ball with Arsenal forward Olivier Giroud. The Magpies are stuck in the relegation zone after losing a match in which they created a number of chances. Photograph: Glyn Kirk/AFP/Getty Images

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Aaron Ramsey takes a tumble after missing a last-minute chance to take his side 2-0 up. Nevertheless, the Gunners held on to win thanks to Laurent Koscielny’s goal. Photograph: Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP

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Mesut Özil, strong contender for Premier Leauge player of the season, had a quiet day in the office as as Arsenal struggled to break through Newcastle’s defence. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Crystal Palace vs Chelsea

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Crystal Palace’s Mile Jedinak brings down Chelsea’s Oscar at Selhurst Park. Chelsea recorded their first win in Guus Hiddink’s second stint as interim manager with a 3-0 result, moving six points clear of the relegation zone. Photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters

Everton vs Tottenham Hotspur

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Everton’s Romelu Lukaku despairs after failing to secure the winner towards the end of the at 1-1 draw with Tottenham Hotspur at Goodison Park. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

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