Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend’s action

Brendan Rodgers should not shoulder all Liverpool’s blame, Arsenal flip back to brilliance and Yohan Cabaye proves his extra worth again

In the end, Brendan Rodgers’ reign as Liverpool manager was terminated in a phone-call from the United States. It was fitting there was distance between Mike Gordon, the president of Fenway Sports Group who made the call, and the manager who paid the price for several months of alarming results and performances considering the owners’ reluctance to take responsibility for their part in the club’s reverse.

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Match report: Chelsea 1-3 Southampton
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Match report: Sunderland 2-2 West Ham

Match report: Aston Villa 0-1 Stoke City

Match report: Crystal Palace 2-0 West Brom

Match report: Swansea 2-2 Tottenham

Match report: Norwich 1-2 Leicester

Match report: Bournemouth 1-1 Watford

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