Saturday football as it happened

Live text commentary as Liverpool win at Aston Villa in the Premier League after earlier victories for Arsenal, Hull and Stoke.

24 August 2013 Last updated at 18:48 GMT

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  1. 1945: 
    See you on Sunday

    Right then, that's me done for the day. There were not many goals about but that just meant we had more close games - not a bad thing, right? Anyway, I look forward to doing it with you all again when Cardiff host Manchester City and Tottenham play Swansea on Sunday - there is even some Championship action to take in too. Cheerio for now.

  2. 1943: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Aston Villa 0-1 Liverpool
    Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert

    Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert admitted his side were jaded after their trip to Stamford Bridge on Wednesday, saying: "We have had really tough week. We have had those two intense matches against Arsenal and Chelsea with quick turnarounds.

    "These are three teams that are vying to get in the top four, top five. I am proud of the team for what they have done. If I could have taken three points from these three games I would have taken it right at the beginning."

    Stoke defender Robert HuthStoke 2-1 Crystal Palace

    "Smash, boom, bang, wallop. First three points of the season, done."

  4. 1939: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Aston Villa 0-1 Liverpool
    Brendan Rodgers

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers: "We just needed to defend a bit deeper today, Aston Villa are brilliant on the counter and we had to deny them chances. It's a great win for us because they are such a difficult team to play against. We were calm on the ball in the first half, our movement was fluent and very good and we knew we couldn't open up too much because they would hurt us on the counter.

    "Simon Mignolet made a couple of terrific saves but it was about the three points today and we got them. Since January we have been getting better and better. The mentality now is to win every game and there are a lot of good signs."


    Phil via 81111: Looks like a three-horse race for the title with Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United, and a three-horse race between Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham for fourth. Exciting.

  6. 1938:  
    Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker

    "The MOTD running order: Ful/Ars, Sto/CP, AV/Liv, Hull/Nor, Sou/Sun, Eve/WBA, New/WHU."

    Watch the show on BBC One at 2220 BST.

  7. 1938:  
    MOTD's Simon Brotherton at Villa ParkAston Villa 0-1 Liverpool

    "Liverpool controlled the first half with a fluid passing game that Villa couldn't contain. But Villa found their feet after the break and ultimately Liverpool, for a second week on the spin, owe their goalkeeper Simon Mignolet for the three points."

  8. 1937:  
    MOTD's John Motson at the BritanniaStoke 2-1 Crystal Palace

    "This was a relatively undistinguished Premier League game in that there were not any sustained periods of pressure. A hard-earned victory for Stoke. Palace have got the stomach for the fight but they have got a lot to learn in the Premier League."

  9. 1937:  
    MOTD's John Roder at St Mary'sSouthampton 1-1 Sunderland

    "A thoroughly entertaining match at St Mary's with Southampton scoring late for the second weekend running, this time to earn a point after Jose Fonte's header cancelled out Emanuele Giaccherini's early effort. There was plenty to enjoy from both teams."

  10. 1936:  
    MOTD's Alistair Mann at St James' ParkNewcastle 0-0 West Ham

    "The feeling will be that Newcastle maybe should have nicked it at the end - Yoan Gouffran will reflect on a chance that looked easier to score than miss. For West Ham, Winston Reid had chances in the first half, Joe Cole in the second and without doubt Kevin Nolan as well. West Ham begin the season with two clean sheets but Newcastle are without a goal."

  11. 1935:  
    MOTD's Steve Wilson at the KCHull 1-0 Norwich

    "It could hardly have been a better day for Hull City who secured their first Premier League win since promotion, but boy they had to work for it. Both the penalty and the red card involving Yannick Sagbo will be the talking points but ultimately both were probably warranted. Robbie Brady showed good composure to convert the penalty after a bit of a delay. From that point Hull were hanging on."

  12. 1935:  
    MOTD's Guy Mowbray at Goodison ParkEverton 0-0 West Brom

    "First Ben Foster and then Luke Daniels denied Everton. The hosts enjoyed the best of the pressure but could not find a goal.

    "Foster was forced into four saves in the first half alone, including a fine save from Kevin Mirallas, with the goalkeeper tipping his shot over the bar. West Brom's best chance fell to James Morrison, who was denied by Tim Howard."

  13. 1934:  
    MOTD's Jonathan Pearce at Craven CottageFulham 1-3 Arsenal

    "It was a fine Arsenal performance. They played some lovely passing football, played at their own pace and although Fulham had their moments, Arsenal - with Aaron Ramsey outstanding - were good value for the win."

  14. 1933: 

    You can see all of today's Premier League goals and talking points on Match of the Day, at 2220 BST on BBC One and this website.

    For now, though, here is a recap of all seven of today's matches...


    Billy Bojku: Very encouraging win from Liverpool. Grinding out 1-0 wins is exactly what we've been lacking for years. The future is bright.

    Richard Powell: A spirited second half from Villa without really threatening to score. Liverpool continue to win ugly!

    Aaron Johal: Liverpool grinding out results rather than conceding late equalisers. Nice to see a little progress early on.


    Statisticians Opta on Twitter: 2 - Liverpool have kept clean sheets in their opening two Premier League games for the first time since August 2002. Tight.

  17. 1928: 
    PLAYER REACTION- Aston Villa 0-1 Liverpool
    Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge

    Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge, the Reds' matchwinner for the second successive week: "I think we deserved the win, they put us under some pressure in the second half but we deserved it. The manager's philosophy is that we play well as a team and that's what we did. It's nice to score, but it's more important we win.

    "I am just playing my normal game - I have matured a little bit in terms of confidence and playing regularly. This is how I have been as a kid, but I've now been given a chance to show what I can do in a first-team environment."


    Sanj: Toure looks a great signing... FREE! Thought he'd be just a squad player but clearly still what it takes to be a regular.

    Ryan Cowie: Liverpool doing what they never managed to last year and close out games - experience of Toure perhaps the edge.

  19. 1922: 
    Aston Villa 0-1 Liverpool

    Liverpool join Chelsea at the top of the table as the only two teams to have played twice and won twice. The Blues are above the Reds on goal difference. Villa, the only team to have played three times, are ninth.

  20. 1921: 
    FULL-TIME- Aston Villa 0-1 Liverpool

    In the end, Liverpool don't need a second goal - Daniel Sturridge scores before the break, Simon Mignolet makes a vital late save. Sound familiar?

  21. 1919: 
    PENALTY APPEAL- Aston Villa 0-1 Liverpool

    A second goal would make sure of the win for Liverpool, and at first glance this looks it should be a sure-fire penalty - Brad Guzan sending Daniel Sturridge tumbling as he dashes from his line to intercept a rare Reds attack. But replays show the Villa keeper got something, well quite a lot actually, on the ball first. Referee Mark Clattenburg got it right... Sturridge did not even appeal by the way.

  22. 1917: 
    YELLOW CARD- Liverpool's Lucas

    Liverpool are working hard to protect their points, especially Lucas in midfield. He fouls Gabriel Agbonlahor when he when he tracks back this time, though, and referee Mark Clattenburg decides it is worthy of a booking. Aleksandar Tonev decides to go for goal from the resulting free-kick - which is well struck from 35 yards or so, but drifts wide of goal.

  23. 1916: 
    Aston Villa 0-1 Liverpool
    Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers

    This is not exactly a vintage performance by Liverpool but, for the first 40 minutes, we should remember they were head and shoulders above Villa. Since then, it has been more about keeping the home side at arm's length than turning on the style themselves.

  24. 1915: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Aston Villa 0-1 Liverpool

    If this was Villa's big chance, then Simon Mignolet has secured the three points for Liverpool for a second successive week. The ball bounces into the path of Christian Benteke on the edge of the area and he slams in a vicious shot that his Belgian international team-mate has to dive to tip round his post.

    Arsenal midfielder Jack WilshereFulham 1-3 Arsenal

    "Very proud to have played 100 games for the club I have grown to love! Dream come true! Thank you to all the fans for your continued love!"

    Arsenal goal scorer Lukas PodsolskiFulham 1-3 Arsenal

    "What a derby! These games are the moments a footballer is living for. Rain, great atmosphere…"


    JP Foley: Liverpool need a second goal to kill the game. Stating the obvious but we could easily draw this one.

  28. 1912: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Aston Villa 0-1 Liverpool

    One change for each side this time - 6ft 5in Danish striker Nicklas Helenius is on for Villa - replacing Ashley Westwood - so I think we can guess their tactics in the last seven minutes or so. For Liverpool, fit-again Joe Allen is on for Philippe Coutinho in midfield.

  29. 1910: 
    CHAMPIONSHIP REACTION- Ipswich 1-2 Leeds
    Ross McCormack

    Leeds manager Brian McDermott, whose side are fifth in the Championship, hopes the club can keep hold of striker Ross McCormack after the Scot scored one and set up the other against Ipswich: "Ross is a quality player who scored a quality goal.

    "I don't know how many bids we have had - I leave that to the owners and the player's agent. But I want him to stay and Ross wants to stay. I think selling him to another Championship club sends out the wrong message."

  30. 1907: 
    Aston Villa 0-1 Liverpool

    Simon Mignolet has had to be on his toes in this half, but he has still not been busy. He has coped with everything Villa have thrown at him, though, including this fierce 25-yard strike from Aleksandar Tonev which was reminiscent of Thomas Hitzlsperger in his heyday. Still no joy for Villa.

  31. 1905: 
    Aston Villa 0-1 Liverpool

    From Liverpool's point of view, this game has turned into a case of them seeing this out for the win, rather than taking the game by the scruff of the neck as they threatened to earlier. They have got about 12 minutes left before the three points are theirs. Villa do not have much time left to salvage something here.

  32. 1904: 
    CHAMPIONSHIP REACTION- Blackburn 5-2 Barnsley
    David Flitcroft

    Barnsley manager David Flitcroft, speaking about the decision to send off Jean-Yves M'voto for a foul on Jordan Rhodes after 16 minutes, and with his side leading 1-0, in the Tykes' 5-2 defeat at Blackburn: "I got the opportunity to speak to Jordan Rhodes who I know really well and I've seen the incident.

    "What Jordan's told me is that he's backed into him [M'voto] and propelled himself forward, so he's got a very good decision for his team.

    "That's cute, clever and why Jordan will become a Premier League player. He's incredible at this level and is one of the most honest kids I know. I looked him in the eyes and he had to tell me the truth and he did.

    "Has the referee been conned? From what I know now, he has been. He's got to make a split decision, I understand that, but the decision is too big, just don't make it."


    If you want to look back at some of the key Premier League moments so far today, why not check out the gallery on the BBC Sport Facebook page. Don't forget you will be able to watch the goals on Match of the Day at 2220 BST this evening on BBC One, with Alan Hansen and Harry Redknapp joining Gary Lineker in the studio.

  34. 1903: 
    Aston Villa 0-1 Liverpool

    As soon as I write that last sentence, Villa get a sniff. Kolo Toure beats Christian Benteke to a high ball pumped into the box but it falls invitingly for Gabriel Agbonlahor on the edge of the area... he has time to take a touch but rushes his first-time shot, and scuffs the dropping ball wide of goal.

    In his technical area, Paul Lambert has his head in his hands - he knows that was a real chance.

  35. 1901: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Aston Villa 0-1 Liverpool

    Another Villa change. Aleksandar Tonev is on for Andreas Weimann - the Bulgarian midfielder is making his home debut. Are we going to see a late charge from the home side or is this game going to peter out? The last five minutes or so have been pretty dull, which suits Liverpool fine.

  36. 1859: 
    CHAMPIONSHIP REACTION- Leicester 3-2 Birmingham
    Leicester City

    Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson, whose side came from behind to beat Birmingham and go joint-top of the Championship: "It was a good three points although we made heavy weather of it. It looked as though it was going to be a potentially frustrating afternoon.

    "But we were able to come from a losing position to win the game and I was really pleased with the response from the players in the second half. Our first league game at home was a dour affair but today we played two different systems and found the answers to the problems the opposition set."


    Will Moores: Daniel Sturridge v Kyle Walker is a 100m sprint I would love to see.

    Sean Whittall: Been impressed by Okore today, young lad but hasn't let the occasion get to him on his full debut. Looks a good solid defender.

  38. 1858: 
    Aston Villa 0-1 Liverpool

    For all their increased huff and puff, Villa have not had much of an end product since half-time and that shot from Christian Benteke just before the break remains their best effort. The big Belgian has just had another go on goal, checking his run to get on the end of a corner... but his header looped high and wide.

  39. 1857: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Stoke 2-1 Crystal Palace
    Mark Hughes

    Stoke manager Mark Hughes, on his side's first victory of the season: "At 1-0 down we had to come out in the second half and do something about it. I thought we were excellent in the second half. Overall, I am delighted with the result."

  40. 1856: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Aston Villa 0-1 Liverpool

    Liverpool's turn to make a switch. New loan signing Aly Cissokho is coming on for his debut, replacing Iago Aspas. Cissokho will operate on the left.

  41. 1854: 
    CHAMPIONSHIP REACTION- Blackpool 1-0 Reading
    Paul Ince

    Blackpool manager Paul Ince, after his side continued their fine start to the season with victory over Reading courtesy of 20-year-old Tom Barkhuizen's strike: "When you look at us, talent alone won't win you matches, you have to have a bit extra and that's what got us through.

    "It wasn't the greatest game but when you've got 20 minutes to go and you've got a midfielder at right-back, a left-back on the wing, a striker in midfield, we didn't let it bother us.

    "Ideally, if I had a full strength squad Tom Barkhuizen might not have been on the bench. He's been chomping at the bit and I thought he'd missed his chance to shoot but he took it so well. His composure was superb, he didn't panic."

  42. 1853: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Aston Villa 0-1 Liverpool

    A first change for Villa, with 25 minutes to go. Midfielder Karim El Ahmadi is on for full-back Matthew Lowton.

  43. 1853: 
    PLAYER REACTION- Southampton 1-1 Sunderland
    Jose Fonte

    Southampton defender Jose Fonte, who scored a late leveller to earn his side a deserved point: "I'm glad we got the goal, I think we deserved it, I'm pleased for me and the team but am disappointed not to get the three points.

    "We raised the tempo in the second half, and created chances, but at the end of the day four points from six points is good."

  44. 1851: 
    Aston Villa 0-1 Liverpool

    For all their first-half possession, Liverpool only had one shot on target - Daniel Sturridge's goal. Iago Aspas does not come close to changing that statistic, swiping wildly at a bouncing ball on the right-hand corner of the area, and slicing his shot well wide.

  45. 1850: 
    YELLOW CARD- Aston Villa's Matthew Lowton

    With half an hour left at Villa Park, we appear to have something of a contest on our hands. Villa are sharper when they don't have the ball too, although their right-back Matthew Lowton has just been booked for fouling Philippe Coutinho.

  46. 1848: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Stoke 2-1 Crystal Palace
    Ian Holloway

    Crystal Palace manager Ian Holloway, whose newly-promoted side are still without a point after two matches: "I thought we gave a good account of ourselves. I was very pleased, especially with the first half. You could see in the second half we ran out of steam.

    "There were lots of positives for me. We passed it quite nicely at times. We just need a break for everybody to start believing in themselves."

  47. 1847: 
    Aston Villa 0-1 Liverpool

    Liverpool do look a lot less comfortable with their lead but they are restricting Villa to long-range efforts, the latest of which is another drive from Ashley Westwood... it flies over.

  48. 1845: 
    Aston Villa 0-1 Liverpool

    Villa are trying to make things happen, but they are not really getting anywhere - Leandro Bacuna has just fired a free-kick into the wall from a dangerous position, and Ashley Westwood was well off-target with his follow-up.

  49. 1843: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Hull 1-0 Norwich
    Chris Hughton

    Norwich manager Chris Hughton, speaking about the penalty given against his side after a foul on Yannick Sagbo by Michael Turner: "I thought the penalty was soft. If you are going to give that as a penalty then you are going to give so many of them in every game. Shortly before that, Michael gets pushed in the box by Curtis Davies and for me that is a bigger claim for a penalty than the one he's given. So I feel really aggrieved with that."


    UtdBoys: Re 1827- All managers have the same problem, bet Martinez won't complain if he goes back to Wigan for McCarthy before deadline.

    Tunde Akere: Why some managers are complaining about the transfer window still open is beyond me? Is it because they are on the receiving end?

  51. 1840: 
    Aston Villa 0-1 Liverpool

    This looks like it hurt - Daniel Agger is airbourne when he collides with Villa keeper Brad Guzan as he tries to get on the end of a Steven Gerrard cross... he is soon rolling around on the ground in agony.

    It's a good thing Philippe Coutinho was not involved - given his reaction to that Matt Lowton nudge, he would probably have snapped in two. Agger is soon back on his feet.


    Gavin Harper: Liverpool's possession and interplay is excellent at times. Can't help but think they need to bring in another centre half, though.

  53. 1834: 
    Aston Villa 0-1 Liverpool

    In (part) answer to my question at 1832, whatever Paul Lambert said at half-time, it isn't working yet.

    Villa have shown a bit more intent since the restart but they have not exactly been knocking on Liverpool's door. The only real incident of note has seen Matthew Lowton barge into Philippe Coutinho at a throw-in, with the Brazilian making the most of the challenge. Referee Mark Clattenburg gives them both a stern talking to, which is probably the best thing in the circumstances.

  54. 1833: 
    Aston Villa 0-1 Liverpool
    Daniel Sturridge (right) celebrates scoring for Liverpool

    Statisticians Opta on Twitter: "8 - Daniel Sturridge has now scored eight goals in his last seven Premier League appearances. Streak."


    Tom & Rupert from London via 81111: Watching the game in Koh Tao, Thailand. coming up to 1am here. Villa's first half as flat as my mojito.

  56. 1832: 
    KICK-OFF- Aston Villa 0-1 Liverpool

    Liverpool get the second half under way. What has Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert said at half-time to try to change the direction of this game?

    West Brom goalkeeper Luke Daniels:Everton 0-0 West Brom

    "Absolutely buzzing to make my Premier League debut. Has taken a while but well worth the wait!"

  58. 1831: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Everton 0-0 West Brom
    Steve Clarke

    West Brom manager Steve Clarke after the Baggies picked up their first point of the season: "It was a good point and a hard-earned one. It's nice to see West Brom back and the first game [a 1-0 defeat against Southampton] was disappointing, but we bounced back very well.

    "Everton are a good team, but we showed that as well. The goals will come and we showed we are a team that create chances. But today was about digging in and getting a good result."

  59. 1830: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Newcastle 0-0 West Ham
    Sam Allardyce

    West Ham manager Sam Allardyce on his side's fourth point in the first two games: "It's really disappointing to have had three golden chances, and then we got a goal that would have killed off Newcastle but that was ruled offside, although that was probably correct.

    "Defensively we were absolutely superb. Playing away from home, and the home team having zero shots on target in 90 minutes, shows our defensive qualities. Sadly our creative qualities were there, but there was nobody on the end to finish it off and make us go home very, very happy with three points instead of one."

  60. 1827: 

    Is it me or are more managers complaining this year about the transfer window still being open when the season starts? You have to admit that the likes of Alan Pardew, Roberto Martinez and co have got a point - it is a big distraction to them and their players.

  61. 1826: 
    TRANSFER TALK- Newcastle 0-0 West Ham
    Alan Pardew

    Newcastle manager Alan Pardew, speaking about midfielder Yohan Cabaye who is interesting Arsenal: "If it is a situation where he leaves the football club, we have got to be stronger. That's my aim when the window shuts. That little bit of guile that Cabaye gives us, we didn't have today, and that was probably the difference.

    "There should be business from us, business that is right for Newcastle where our fans get in a position where they really want to believe in the team. It's difficult at the moment, we have big clubs filling them [Newcastle players] with disharmony."


    Simon Bidwell: Villa's Bacuna looks lost and Weimann three or four yards off the pace. Villa Park needs to get behind the team too, it's so quiet.

  63. 1825: 
    Aston Villa 0-1 Liverpool

    Statisticians Opta: 339 - Liverpool have completed more passes in the first half of this game than 17 teams have in a full 90 mins in the PL in 2013/14. Groove.

  64. 1823: 
    FOSTER INJURY- Everton 0-0 West Brom
    Ben Foster

    West Brom manager Steve Clarke, speaking about the injury sustained by Baggies goalkeeper Ben Foster: "It's obviously serious as he had to come off during the game and Ben is not the type of person to come off unless he has to.

    "He said he felt something pop in his foot and said he was in a lot of pain. But until the medics look at it, it's only conjecture as to what the problem is.

    "It was great for Luke [Daniels] to come on and I had no worries about him as I see him every day in training. It shows if you are patient you get your chances."

  65. 1821: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Hull 1-0 Norwich
    Yannick Sagbo

    Hull manager Steve Bruce, after his side held on for more than an hour with 10 men to beat Norwich: "We are obviously delighted to get up and running, it was vitally important. We couldn't have made it more difficult for ourselves with the sending off.

    "We always knew this would be a big game for us, at home. We are delighted we have got away with it and defended remarkably well for long periods. For an hour or so we've had to defend.

    "It gives us a lot of confidence that we can play at this level. We have got to be at our best but we can take some pride in our performance."


    Chris Johnson: Unusually flat performance from Villa so far. Not pressing high or fast enough and lack of movement hindering passing.

    Craig Sharp: Liverpool have done their homework today, have left no room for Gabby Agbonlahor or Christian Benteke.

  67. 1818:  
    MOTD's Simon Brotherton at Villa ParkHALF-TIME- Aston Villa 0-1 Liverpool

    "Liverpool are much the better of the two sides so far. Aston Villa have been disappointing, after their encouraging performances against Arsenal and Chelsea but, at 1-0, they know they are still very much in this game."

  68. 1816: 
    YELLOW CARD- Liverpool's Glen Johnson

    Villa hound Liverpool and harry them until they give the ball away. Not sure why they didn't do that earlier, but still. The ball breaks for Christian Benteke, who is chopped down by Glen Johnson out by the right-hand touchline. That's another booking for Mark Clattenburg to dish out.

  69. 1816: 
    INJURY TIME- Aston Villa 0-1 Liverpool

    We are into first-half injury time at Villa Park. There will be two minutes of it.

  70. 1815: 
    Aston Villa 0-1 Liverpool

    We need an avalanche of goals at Villa Park to bury that stat and, all of a sudden, Villa look the most likely to give us one. Did they think it was an 1810 BST kick off or somehing? Anyway, they force another corner after Andreas Weimann sees his snapshot deflect wide off Daniel Agger, and Liverpool are grateful when they clear their lines.

  71. 1813: 
    Goal shy

    I thought it had been quiet: There have been just 11 Premier League goals scored today, which makes it one of the quietest days on record.

    The worst day in terms of goals scored came on 2 September 2002 with just nine strikes in seven matches, while 10 in eight were scored on 29 August 1998. Then comes today's tally, which is one of five previous days in the Premier League where 11 goals have been scored in seven matches.

  72. 1810: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Aston Villa 0-1 Liverpool

    At last, Villa come to life and we can safely say that it is not a mannequin in goal for Liverpool. Simon Mignolet throws himself to his left to push away a Christian Benteke shot on the turn after the Reds fail to clear a corner - Villa's first of the game. That was a very good stop.


    Richard Putney via 81111: The way Aston Villa are set up we are clearly just trying to counter. As good as Liverpool have controlled we haven't made it difficult. Also Coutinho really looks a great player.

  74. 1810: 
    Aston Villa 0-1 Liverpool

    The below is assuming that Simon Mignolet is in goal for Liverpool - they have not needed him and it could just be a mannequin wearing his shirt. I've not seen him take a touch yet. With five minutes to go until half-time, Liverpool remain in complete control.

  75. 1808: 
    Aston Villa 0-1 Liverpool

    Villa have seen slightly more possession in the last few minutes but Liverpool are bossing things - they look well drilled when they don't have the ball and the home side have not had a glimpse of goal, let alone a clear-cut chance.

    At the moment, I bet Simon Mignolet is regretting not bringing that book he was meaning to finish out with him for the first half - he could have polished off a couple of chapters by now.


    Al-En-Demp-C: Tell you what, when Liverpool pass it around like this they look very good. That this is without Suarez too is frightening.

  77. 1806: 
    Aston Villa 0-1 Liverpool

    When Villa do get on the ball in the final third of the field, the move tends to break down soon afterwards. Christian Benteke's control has let him down a couple of times this evening. He is feeding on scraps in any case - Villa have not had a sniff so far.

  78. 1804: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Charlton 1-3 Doncaster (Match abandoned at half-time)
    Paul Dickov

    Doncaster Rovers manager Paul Dickov, after his side's match against Charlton was called off at half-time because of a waterlogged pitch when they led 3-1: "I'm disappointed obviously. We were playing some really good stuff, so for the referee to suspend play [after 26 minutes] was disappointing.

    "Then 15 minutes later [when play resumed] it was no worse. Because of the way he has done it it's shambolic. As a spectacle my team were fantastic and caused problems. Charlton then started to get the ball down and pass it

    "I didn't see one bad tackle and both sets of players deserve credit and wanted to continue. The referee could have let the game go on longer."


    Stephen in Skelmersdale via 81111: Daniel Sturridge to lead the line for England, it's a no brainer.

  80. 1802: 
    Aston Villa 0-1 Liverpool

    Stop the press - Villa have had a shot. It still didn't bring Simon Mignolet into action, though, because Leandro Bacuna fired a mile wide after cutting inside. He was a long way out too.

  81. 1800: 
    YELLOW CARD- Liverpool's Iago Aspas

    Liverpool lose the ball - which hasn't happened too often so far - and Iago Aspas catches Fabian Delph as he tries to win it back. That is a clear foul and it's a booking too, according to referee Mark Clattenburg.

  82. 1758: 
    Aston Villa 0-1 Liverpool

    Liverpool are playing keep-ball and look in complete control. At the moment, Villa look as if their midweek trip to Stamford Bridge has caught up with them. There is no zip from the home team at present when they try to break forward.


    Tunde Akere: What a goal from Daniel Sturridge? He is quick, he moves, he passes, he receives, he dribbles and then finish! Thumbs up Daniel!

    Jay: Great composure and finish from Sturridge. Suddenly the striking options for England look mouth watering

  84. 1756: 
    Aston Villa 0-1 Liverpool
    Aston Villa keeper Brad Guzan gathers the ball as Daniel Sturridge leaps above him

    Hmmmm, there has not really been much of a response from Villa since they went behind. Liverpool keeper Simon Mignolet is yet to be called into action after 25 minutes and his opposite number Brad Guzan has been by far the busier. At the moment, Villa are struggling to get near the ball, let alone create a chance.

  85. 1754: 
    YELLOW CARD- Aston Villa's Antonio Luna

    We've just had a goal and now we've had our first booking of the game too. Antonio Luna catches Jordan Henderson with a late lunge and goes into Mark Clattenburg's book.

    Former England defender Danny Mills on Final ScoreStoke 2-1 Crystal Palace

    "One swallow does not make a summer. Marouane Chamakh's goalscoring record is not fantastic, despite him scoring today.

    "They are not quality Premier League players that Crystal Palace have bought in. I cannot see them scoring enough goals to stay up."

    Listen to all the reaction to the afternoon's game on Final Score now, via BBC World and BBC Sport website.

  87. 1750: 
    GOAL- Aston Villa 0-1 Liverpool - Daniel Sturridge (21 mins)

    Liverpool make the breakthrough and this is a quality goal, first with the build-up and then Daniel Sturridge with a silky finish. Philippe Coutinho allows Jose Enrique's driven low cross to run past him on the edge of the area, with the ball running into Sturridge's path. He still has work to do, but jinks outside two Villa defenders, using the pace of the pass, and then beating Brad Guzan.

  88. 1748: 
    Aston Villa 0-0 Liverpool

    Philippe Coutinho slices a hopeful shot a mile wide but almost make amends with a clever low cross from the left that Ron Vlaar has to smash clear. Villa respond on the counter-attack but Liverpool have plenty of men back and, after poor control by Christian Benteke, he is crowded out.

    Manchester United defender Rio FerdinandAston Villa 0-0 Liverpool

    "Liverpool started very well here, controlling the game..."

  90. 1746: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Southampton 1-1 Sunderland
    Paolo Di Canio

    Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio, after his side picked up their first point of the season: "We were leading at 1-0 but another set-play cost us two points. It was a cheap free-kick but 1-0 is more than acceptable. We have to be honest, Southampton deserved to win this game because they played better.

    "This is a tough league, we all know that, but we have time to improve. However, one point away from home against a fantastic side is a good result."

  91. 1745: 
    Aston Villa 0-0 Liverpool

    Villa have been much less composed in the final third, with their start summed up by Andreas Weimann's horrifically over-hit cross after he won a knockdown to the right of the Reds area. Paul Lambert's tactics are not about possession, though, so no need to panic.


    What was your #resultoftheday?

    James Roberts: Surely a Blackpool team with three youth players on the bench beating a Reading team with Le Fondre, Pogrebnyak and Gorkss on theirs.

    Jaded Kehamizanan: Has to be Blackburn's huge win over Barnsley. Not one person predicted that score!

    Alec Neate: Has to be Hull holding out with 10 men to win, great start for them.

  93. 1742: 
    Aston Villa 0-0 Liverpool

    Back at Villa Park and Liverpool are still playing some nice, neat football. The movement of their forward players stood out against Stoke last week and it is the same again so far. They will have to improve their finishing, though.

  94. 1740: 

    I know Marouane Fellaini is a big bloke but that photo below is ridiculous. No wonder Manchester United want him...

  95. 1739: 
    Marouane Fellaini & Leighton Baines

    Everton manager Roberto Martinez, responding to transfer speculation concerning Marouane Fellaini and Leighton Baines and interest from Manchester United: "It's not right for anyone to have competitive games in the transfer window and that should be looked at.

    "The laws of the game allows transfer speculation but we will focus on our jobs and be as strong as we can be."

  96. 1738: 
    Aston Villa 0-0 Liverpool

    This is a clash of two different styles on the evidence so far - Liverpool are passing it patiently at the back - Villa are a bit more direct when they get possession. Neither side has managed a clear opening yet, with Gabriel Agbonlahor tracking back to block Glen Johnson's shot when the Reds right-back came forward.

  97. 1735: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Everton 0-0 West Brom
    Roberto Martinez

    Everton manager Roberto Martinez after the Toffees drew their second game in succession: "It's fair to say we were frustrated, if you look at the amount of possession we had and the opportunities we had.

    "West Brom were really organised and stayed deep, trying to counter-attack, but we coped with their threat really well. We had the chances to win the game, we deserved a win and we deserved three points. We were magnificent off the ball."

  98. 1734: 
    Aston Villa 0-0 Liverpool

    Liverpool's first foray forward follows soon afterwards. Iago Aspas beats the offside trap with a curved run out on the right and he fires in a low cross that brings Brad Guzan diving into action to intercept at his near post.


    Do you agree with the nominations for #resultoftheday that we have received so far? Send in your favourite now!

    William Heigh: Dunfermline scored three goals in last two minutes against Stenhousemuir to win 5-4, coming from 3-0 down!

    Tom Worsfold: Leicester's comeback against Birmingham definitely worth a mention.

    Gooner: Arsenal win over Fulham! Two wins this week to get the season going.

  100. 1732: 
    Aston Villa 0-0 Liverpool

    Gabriel Agbonlahor gets the ball on the Villa left and immediately raids forward, with Antonio Luna also getting forward. The Liverpool defence copes with their first test, though.

  101. 1730: 
    KICK-OFF- Aston Villa 0-0 Liverpool

    We are under way at Villa Park.


    Chris in Peterborough via 81111: Re 1706 - I don't blame manager Alan Pardew for Newcastle's predicament. I think he is doing everything he can to try and sign the right players but at the end of the day he doesn't have the final say, so he's making do with the players he has available.

    Steve Huish in Surbiton via 81111: I feel sorry for the Newcastle fans and Pardew. The only way to solve the problem is to stop selling there best players.


    Ant Winn: Re 1706 - If Newcastle manager Alan Pardew was a victim he could have walked... His decisions over past couple of years have led us to this.

    Jonathan Russell: Pardew has had us playing terrible football for a YEAR now. He MUST go.

    Adnan Khan: Pardew and management setup behind him at Newcastle is seriously not geared to Premier League football in this decade! Squad lacks quality.

  104. 1725: 
    Aston Villa v Liverpool (1730 BST)

    The players emerge from the tunnel at Villa Park. It looks like a pleasant enough evening in the midlands - especially compared to the weather we have seen in London and the north east.

    Aston Villa v Liverpool (1730 BST)

    Statisticians Opta: 3 - Christian Benteke scored three goals against Liverpool in the PL last season; more than any other player against the Reds. Danger.


    Send your nominations for today's #resultoftheday to @bbcsport. Was it Hull's first win of the season at home to Norwich, was it Inverness CT getting a point away to Celtic or was it Peterborough's 5-0 triumph away to Tranmere?

  107. 1722: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Southampton 1-1 Sunderland
    Mauricio Pochettino

    Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino, after his side earned a draw with an 88th minute leveller to go third in the embryonic table with four points from two matches: "We were asleep in the first three minutes [for Emanuele Giaccherini's goal] - it is not acceptable and I take responsibility for it.

    "If you look at the chances we created we deserved to win the match but games are not won by chances made but goals scored. I am a bit disappointed because our goal was to get three points. When we review it we will see we deserved to win it."

  108. 1721: 
    Aston Villa v Liverpool (1730 BST)
    Liverpool defender Kolo Toure

    Here is Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers, talking about summer signing Kolo Toure, the experienced Ivory Coast defender who has won the title with Arsenal and Manchester City.

    Rodgers said: "He is a good man. He is funny to watch sometimes when he is running about, he has always got a smile on his face.

    "One thing he has got is a winning mentality. He has got great belief in what we are doing here.

    "When he goes up for corners he looks like he can score. I think we have got a player who is very hungry still to do well."


    Leaders Oxford United lost their 100% record of the season, drawing 2-2 against Wycombe, while Chesterfield's 2-1 win over Southend puts them second in the standings. Fleetwood, Cheltenham and Plymouth all won 1-0, as Accrington and Hartlepool continue to search for their first wins of the campaign.


    And then: It's going to be very tricky for Liverpool. These are the sorts of fixtures manager Brendan Rodgers failed to impress in last season.

    Kop Krusader: Roll up, roll up, its your chance to witness the 'Rumble in the Midlands': Liverpool's Kolo Toure v Aston Villa's Christian Benteke.

    Ahmer Murad: Three points really important for Liverpool. Away wins at mid-table clubs is what it will take to reach the top four.


    Peterborough maintain their 100% record with a smashing 5-0 victory at Tranmere, and Leyton Orient have won four games in four too with a 2-0 win against Crewe. Nahki Wells became the first Bradford player to score in eight consecutive games as his double helped the Bantams beat Sheffield United 2-0, while Stevenage edged past Notts County. There were wins for Brentford and Oldham.


    Andy Hudson: Re 1706 - Can Newcastle manager Alan Pardew and director of football Joe Kinnear honestly tell the world this squad is ready to compete in the Premier League? It isn't. Clear enough?


    Inverness remain top of the Scottish Premiership after giving Celtic a scare in Glasgow. The visitors went into a 2-0 lead but goals from Charlie Mulgrew and Adam Matthews rescued a point for Neil Lennon's men. Bottom club Hearts beat Aberdeen 2-1 while Dundee United hammered St Johnstone 4-0. For all of Saturday's results and reaction from north of the border, check out our dedicated live text.


    Nic E: Martinez or Moyes, doesn't matter, we still can't turn chances into goals.

    Ash Rahman: Robbie Brady, one player Manchester United should never have sold. Will go on to be a class player for Hull. Wand of a left foot.

    Tokunbo: How unlucky are Everton?


    Blackpool's narrow 1-0 win over Reading puts them top of the table and Blackburn win their first game of the season in emphatic fashion, thumping 10-man Barnsley 5-2 with Jordan Rhodes bagging two, while Huddersfield also hit five past Bournemouth. Leicester rallied late to turn the game around and defeat Birmingham 3-2 in the Midlands derby, and there were wins for Brighton, Leeds and Derby.

    Charlton v Doncaster was called off by the referee because of safety concerns regarding the pitch. Rovers were leading 3-1.


    Mike in Durham via 811111: Disappointing to lose a late equaliser to Southampton but still a good point for a Sunderland team which is a work in progress. The Paolo Di Canio revolution is underway!

  117. 1706: 
    Newcastle manager Alan Pardew

    So, Newcastle fans, where now for Magpies boss Alan Pardew? Is he the victim of a crazy summer at St James' Park, or is he the man to blame for his side's poor start to the season? You decide...

    Tweet me using the hashtag #bbcfootball or text me on 81111 (UK only)

    Aston Villa v Liverpool (1730 BST)

    Statisticians Opta: Only three teams (Liverpool, Chelsea & Man Utd) have scored more Premier League goals than Aston Villa in 2013. Revival.

    LINE-UPS- Aston Villa v Liverpool (1730 BST)

    Aston Villa: Guzan, Lowton, Vlaar, Okore, Luna, Bacuna, Westwood, Delph, Weimann, Benteke, Agbonlahor. Subs: Clark, El Ahmadi, Helenius, Steer, Herd, Sylla, Tonev.

    Liverpool: Mignolet, Johnson, Toure, Agger, Jose Enrique, Gerrard, Lucas, Henderson, Aspas, Coutinho, Sturridge. Subs: Cissokho, Brad Jones, Alberto, Allen, Borini, Sterling, Wisdom.

    Referee: Mark Clattenburg (Tyne & Wear)

    TEAM NEWS- Aston Villa v Liverpool (1730 BST)

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers names an unchanged side for the trip to Villa Park as the Anfield club attempt to win their opening two Premier League matches for the first time in five years. Daniel Sturridge once again leads the line after grabbing the only goal of last weekend's win over Stoke, while new loan signing Aly Cissokho gets a place on the bench.

    Aston Villa make two changes from their 2-1 defeat by Chelsea on Wednesday night with Denmark international defender Jores Okore and Netherlands Under-21 midfielder Leandro Bacuna coming into the side in place of Ciaran Clark, who picked up a knock at Stamford Bridge, and Karim El Ahmadi, who drops to the bench.

    MOTD's Simon Brotherton at Villa ParkAston Villa v Liverpool (1730 BST)
    Christian Benteke

    "We're barely a week into the new season and already Paul Lambert's persuasive powers in getting Christian Benteke to stay at Aston Villa have reaped major dividends, with the player scoring three goals in two tough away games at Arsenal and Chelsea.

    "Liverpool could have done with someone like Benteke on the end of some of their play against Stoke last weekend, but this is a fixture Liverpool fans have come to look forward to over the past 15 years in particular, with nine wins and only one defeat in that time."

  122. 1701: 

    Chelsea, who led the fledgling Premier League at the start of the day, remain top of the table at present, although Liverpool and Aston Villa could knock them off the summit this evening.

    The final Premier League game of the day sees the Reds travel to Villa Park, although I am not sure how many of their fans will make it for kick-off - the M6 has been closed for much of the afternoon, affecting many Liverpool fans travelling south to Birmingham but despite that the match remains scheduled to kick-off at 5.30pm.

    Newcastle 0-0 West Ham

    Statisticians Opta: 14 - Newcastle had 14 shots off target without any on target today, something no other Premier League team has done in the past eight seasons. Wayward.

  124. 1659: 
    Newcastle 0-0 West Ham

    Newcastle are off the bottom of the table with that point, which sends them 17th. I get the feeling that it will not be cause for celebration for any Magpies fans tonight?


    George in Frant via 81111: Problem with Newcastle is no strength in depth. Their bench wouldn't start for most Championship sides! Big week for manager Alan Pardew ahead. Three more players needed.

  126. 1656: 
    FULL-TIME- Hull City 1-0 Norwich

    Hull hold on for their first win of the season after playing with 10 men for more than an hour.

  127. 1655: 
    FULL-TIME- Everton 0-0 West Brom

    Everton fail to make the breakthrough in Roberto Martinez's first home game in charge. I'm not sure how the Baggies held out.

  128. 1654: 

    We are still playing at Hull, and at Everton. The home fans cheered a whistle at the KC Stadium thinking it was all over. It wasn't.


    Uzaifa Raja: Newcastle were awful, no creativity. Only bright spark was Hatem Ben Arfa the rest were below par at best. Plus nothing on the bench.

    Alex Try: The next week and who, if anyone, we bring in will define Newcastle's season. We need creativity and strength in depth.

  130. 1653: 
    FULL-TIME- Southampton 1-1 Sunderland

    Paolo Di Canio has to settle for a point after Saints get a deserved late equaliser.

  131. 1653: 
    FULL-TIME- Stoke 2-1 Crystal Palace

    A first home game for Mark Hughes as Stoke boss ends in a first win for Mark Hughes as Stoke boss.

  132. 1651: 
    HITS THE WOODWORK- Everton 0-0 West Brom

    Again the Baggies survive. Seamus Coleman spoons over a mis-hit cross that comes back off the bar with Luke Daniels beaten. Roberto Martinez's side have done everything but score today.

  133. 1651: 
    INJURY TIME- Hull City 1-0 Norwich

    There will be SIX MINUTES of injury time at the KC Stadium. Hull boss Steve Bruce looked close to exploding when the board went up.

  134. 1650: 
    FULL-TIME- Newcastle 0-0 West Ham

    Newcastle, who were awful when they came forward, pick up their first point of the season. The Hammers remain unbeaten but this was not a thriller, to say the least.

  135. 1649: 
    HITS THE WOODWORK- Newcastle 0-0 West Ham

    After creating next to nothing all afternoon, Newcastle almost nick it at the death. Shola Ameobi's hopeful cross-shot loops back off the far post with Jussi Jaaskelainen beaten. That would have been a travesty if they had won it in injury time.

  136. 1647: 
    Hull City 1-0 Norwich

    This will be a tremendous backs-to-the-wall performance if Hull's 10 men hold on to win. We are into injury time and, at the moment, they are not even allowing Norwich a sight of goal.

    Former England defender Danny Mills on Final ScoreSouthampton 1-1 Sunderland

    "The Southampton goal was all about the delivery. James Ward-Prowse put it into that area between the defenders and the goalkeeper that is so hard to stop."

    Watch the programme on BBC Two, BBC Sport website and Red Button now.

  138. 1646: 

    We are into the final five minutes at all five of our Premier League games. Where will the next late goal come from?

  139. 1645: 
    GOAL- Southampton 1-1 Sunderland - Jose Fonte (88 mins)

    Southampton's pressure finally pays off. Keiren Westwood gets a finger to Jose Fonte's glancing header from a James Ward-Prowse free-kick but cannot keep it out. Again, Sunderland concede from a set-piece - do you think Paolo Di Canio will be pleased?

  140. 1644: 

    GAME ABANDONED at The Valley: The referee decides that conditions are too poor to continue the match and calls the game off at a delayed half-time with Doncaster leading Charlton 3-1.


    Alan via 81111: There's no doubt about it, Everton are getting frustrated and West Brom think they can get something here.

  142. 1642: 
    HITS THE WOODWORK- Everton 0-0 West Brom

    As discussed, Ben Foster has departed but the West Brom goal still refuses to be breached. This is more of a miss than anything else - with Marouane Fellaini sticking out a boot to connect with a driven cross from five yards out, but seeing the ball come back off the post.

    Match of the Day presenter Gary LinekerNewcastle 0-0 West Ham

    "Ravel Morrison has come on for West Ham wearing gloves... In August. I suppose it is Newcastle and it's raining. Bless!

  144. 1641: 
    Newcastle 0-0 West Ham

    Joe Cole, who scored a beauty for West Ham last week, has almost notched again. It would have been another fab finish too, with the former England midfielder twisting on the edge of the area before slamming a shot just over.

  145. 1639: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Everton 0-0 West Brom

    Everton have been unable to beat Ben Foster today - but will they have any luck against Luke Daniels? Foster's brilliant afternoon - in front of watching England boss Roy Hodgson - ends early because of injury, giving Daniels his Baggies debut. The 25-year-old has been at the club for nine years without playing a first-team game... until now.

    No pressure then.

  146. 1638: 
    Hull City 1-0 Norwich

    Hull are defending desperately now. Norwich are punting ball after ball into the Tigers box but Steve Bruce's 10 men remain defiant.

  147. 1636: 
    Newcastle 0-0 West Ham

    Newcastle have been poor today - no make that very poor. The rain keeps falling at St James' Park and you would definitely describe the Magpies display as soggy. They have not had a meaningful chance all game.

  148. 1633: 
    HITS THE WOODWORK- Stoke 3-1 Crystal Palace

    Almost a third for Stoke. Steven N'Zonzi's rasping shot from the right-hand edge of the area smacks against the opposite post. Palace are looking more like conceding again than scoring an equaliser.

  149. 1631: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Everton 0-0 West Brom

    Arouna Kone is about to come on for Everton to make his home debut. Can he find a way past Ben Foster? Steven Naismith is warming up too - they are replacing Kevin Mirallas and Nikica Jelavic.


    Ian Thomas Moore: What a picture that is! 2 Doncaster players getting water off the pitch!

    Click here to look at the photo.

  151. 1629: 
    Southampton 0-1 Sunderland
    Sunderland boss Paolo Di Canio (left) and Saints' Mauricio Pochettino

    There is still no way through for Southampton either. They continue to press but cannot beat Keiren Westwood, with Rickie Lambert forcing a fine full-stretch save from the Sunderland keeper with a driven shot from 20 yards out.

  152. 1627: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Hull City 1-0 Norwich

    Norwich are getting closer. Ricky van Wolfswinkel's header brings a fine save from Allan McGregor after he gets on the end of a ball into the box. Hull's 10 men continue to hold out.

    Match of the Day presenter Gary LinekerStoke 2-1 Crystal Palace

    Mark Hughes is in grave danger of winning a football match. Stoke have gone 2-1 up.

    Hughes's last victory in the Premier League came against Stoke, as QPR manager, in May 2012.

  154. 1625: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Everton 0-0 West Brom
    Wigan boss Roberto Martinez (left) and West Brom boss Steve Clarke

    Tim Howard has been a spectator for most of the game but the Everton keeper has just sprung into action with a flying save to deny James Morrison, who played a neat one-two with Shane Long to make room for the shot. It really would be a smash and grab raid if the Baggies nick this.


    Charlton Athletic FC: "HALF TIME: Michael Phelps Athletic 1 Ian Thorpe Rovers 3."

  156. 1623: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Hull City 1-0 Norwich

    Norwich are being restricted to long-range shots and Canaries boss Chris Hughton has decided to make a change up front, with former Bolton striker Johan Elmander coming on for his debut after joining on loan from Galatasaray this week.

    GET INVOLVED- Hull City 1-0 Norwich

    Craig in Notts via 81111: Why would Norwich manager Chris Hughton spend so much on attacking players, only to keep playing defensive line ups?


    In the Championship, Blackburn are cruising to victory against 10-man Barnsley 5-1 ahead, with Scotland striker Jordan Rhodes bagging a brace, as are his former club Huddersfield who lead 4-0 against Bournemouth. Leeds and Derby are ahead too. In League One, Peterborough - who have a 100% record this season - are 3-0 in front at Tranmere, while Brentford and Bristol City lead 1-0. In League Two, Crisis-club Portsmouth are 2-1 ahead at Mansfield, while Morecambe, Newport and Northampton are on their way to grabbing the three points.

    Former England defender Danny Mills on Final ScoreStoke 2-1 Crystal Palace

    "It was horrendous defending from Crystal Palace for Ryan Shawcross's goal for Stoke.

    "Palace manager Ian Holloway has to sort his defence out. If you 1-0 up, you have to shut up shop.

    "His team should have been better prepared to deal with Stoke's long throw-in and direct play."

    Watch the programme on BBC Two, BBC Sport website and Red Button now.

  160. 1623: 
    WHAT A MISS- Newcastle 0-0 West Ham

    Back to St James' Park, where in monsoon-like rain, Kevin Nolan should really have put West Ham ahead.

    The former Magpies midfielder ghosts into a gap in Newcastle's defence but nods Stewart Downing's cross high and wide from six yards out. That's Downing's last contribution, too, as he is replaced by Joe Cole.

  161. 1622: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Everton 0-0 West Brom

    It is still Everton versus Ben Foster and the West Brom keeper is having an inspired day at the office.

    This time, he parries Ross Barkley's low effort and then quickly recovers to deny Marouane Fellaini from his follow-up.

  162. 1619: 
    GOAL- Stoke 2-1 Crystal Palace - Ryan Shawcross (62 mins)

    Talk about a turnaround. Palace cannot clear from a Robert Huth header and the ball eventually breaks for Ryan Shawcross, who like his central-defensive partner was up for a corner. Shawcross smashes the ball home from about eight yards out and, after two goals in four minutes, the Potters are ahead.

    Reading striker Jason Roberts on Final ScoreStoke 1-1 Crystal Palace

    On Stoke's equaliser: "The ball bounced around and Charlie Adam showed some guile to get in there. It is a big test for Stoke manager Mark Hughes now as he has strength and pace on the bench.

    "Will he choose to go for it and use those options now they have equalised?"

    Watch the programme on BBC Two, BBC Sport website and Red Button now.

  164. 1618: 
    CLOSE!- Southampton 0-1 Sunderland

    A first glimpse of what Dani Osvaldo can do with the ball - he clips a delightful cross into the Sunderland area where Jay Rodriquez's header is kept out by Keiren Westwood. The Black Cats immediately break up the other end, with Jozy Altidore denied by Artur Boruc.

  165. 1615: 
    GOAL- Stoke 1-1 Crystal Palace - Charlie Adam (58 mins)

    Stoke have been improving and now they have a goal to show for it. A cross is helped on first by Peter Crouch and then Jon Walters for Charlie Adam, who has space at the back post to find the net with a precise finish.

  166. 1613: 
    Newcastle 0-0 West Ham

    BBC Final Score's Paul Addison was right - rain WAS on its way - it is now absolutely tipping it down at St James' Park.

  167. 1612: 
    Hull City 1-0 Norwich

    Norwich are not exactly making their extra man count at the KC Stadium. They have created nothing at all in the second half. The most exciting thing to have happened is an injury to Hull defender Curtis Davies, who came of worst from a clash of heads at a corner.


    Simon Holland at the sodden Valley to see Charlton v Doncaster via 81111: It's a joke at the Valley, waterlogged beyond belief and play suspended for half hour before the game was restarted. But a joke to watch and dangerous.

  169. 1611: 
    Southampton 0-1 Sunderland

    Same old story for Southampton, who pick up where they left off in the first half by going close. Rickie Lambert tees up Jay Rodriguez, but his half-volley flies a fraction wide. Sunderland breathe again.

  170. 1610: 
    Newcastle 0-0 West Ham

    We are still waiting for Newcastle to wake up. It is West Ham who are doing all the attacking as Sam Allardyce looks to earn another victory over his old club.

    This time new signing Stewart Downing races into the left side of the box and lets fly, but following pressure from Fabricio Coloccini his tame effort goes straight at Tim Krul.

  171. 1608: 
    CLOSE!- Stoke 0-1 Crystal Palace

    Peter Crouch had Stoke's best efforts of the first half and he has just gone close again here, mistiming his header in front of goal when the ball flashed across the area. He should have done a lot better there.

    The Valley

    David Mason is at The Valley and has sent us this shot when play was suspended, which shows that the goalmouth is holding some water. The Addicks, of course, are playing Doncaster. Play was suspended for half an hour because of torrential rain. Send us your photos using the hashtag #bbcfootball

    Newcastle 0-0 West Ham

    According to BBC Final Score's Paul Addison, it looks like it is about to hammer it down at St James' Park.

    There was precious little to cheer for both sets of fans in the first half. A summer shower is hardly likely to lift their spirit.

  174. 1606: 
    KICK-OFF- Everton 0-0 West Brom

    The second half gets under way at Goodison Park. Can Everton turn their domination into goals into the next 45 minutes?


    Mathew Phillips: Tom Huddlestone has been on a completely different level to everyone else on the pitch at the KC. Hope it continues in the second half.

  176. 1606: 
    Southampton 0-1 Sunderland
    Dani Osvaldo

    I've been looking forward to seeing Southampton's new £15m striker Dani Osvaldo in action in the Premier League. The Italian has been nicknamed Johnny Depp by his new team-mates because they reckon he looks like Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean.

  177. 1604: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Hull City 1-0 Norwich

    A change for Norwich too. Robert Snodgrass is on for Bradley Johnson.

  178. 1604: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Southampton 0-1 Sunderland

    We're under way at St Mary's, where it's all change for the second half. Saints have introduced record signing Dani Osvaldo for his debut, replacing Morgan Schneiderlin, while Nathaniel Clyne is on for Luke Shaw who took a knock before the break. Sunderland also made a half-time change - Ji Dong-Won replacing Stephane Sessegnon.

  179. 1604: 

    We are back under way everywhere in the top flight - apart from at Everton.

    Doncaster manager Paul Dickov

    Looks like Doncaster manager Paul Dickov has managed to persuade referee Lee Collins to continue with the game with his side 3-0 up against Charlton. Play has resumed after the players were taken off the pitch because of torrential rain.

  181. 1602: 
    KICK-OFF- Newcastle 0-0 West Ham

    We are under way at Newcastle - can the Magpies get their season up and running in this half?

  182. 1600: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Fulham 1-3 Arsenal
    Martin Jol

    Fulham manager Martin Jol: "Arsenal are a good footballing team and to get a goal like the first one was a bit lucky. But they will give you a few problems.

    "We kept going in the second half and if we had scored early we could have done something about it. But they had the pace up front to punish you, which they did.

    "But the mentality was good. Darren Bent scored and did well, Scott Parker did well and Adel Taarabt did well. But maybe we need a few days to gel."


    Jules Hudson: Marouane Chamakh is so under-rated! People forget how many goals he banged in for Arsenal before RvP came back from injury.


    Robert in Newcastle via 81111: Please sack Newcastle manager Alan Pardew! I've never seen a team so lacking in creativity - and it seems as if some players are un-droppable. Debuchy had a shocker against Manchester City, and Dummett played very well, why is it that the form players never get a chance ?!


    Dan Clare in Caversham via 81111: Chamakh-attack! Knew he'd come good - Crystal Palace boss Ian Holloway showing his transfer market nous again!

  186. 1553: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Fulham 1-3 Arsenal
    Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger after his side's first league win of the season in Saturday's early game: "We were impressive and always in control. We deserved the win and it's a good win. We had a convincing win against Fenerbahce and that was a good response to the disappointing first result (against Aston Villa).

    "We played the way we wanted to play, we were in control and the team enjoyed it. We created chances. The positive result (in Turkey) counter-balanced the fatigue. We were very dangerous every time we won the ball back. We had a good mixture of a patience game and a speed game - and that was positive."

  187. 1552: 

    Well, the goals are hardly flying in but it has been a good day for newly-promoted teams so far, with Hull and Crystal Palace both leading. But the Tigers are down to 10 men, remember. Replays showed Yannick Sagbo was sent off for a headbutt on Michael Turner.


    Charlton Athletic FC: "Doncaster's players are getting forks to help with the ground work!"

    Doncaster Free Press reporter Liam Hoden: "Charlton fans chant OFF, OFF, OFF! Rovers fans chant ON, ON, ON! #drfc"

    Play to resume at The Valley at 15:55

  189. 1550:  
    MOTD's Guy Mowbray at Goodison ParkHALF-TIME- Everton 0-0 West Brom

    "We haven't seen any goals but all the pressure has come from Everton and they will feel they should be at least 1-0 ahead.

    "Ben Foster has been forced into four saves, two from Steven Pienaar, one from Seamus Coleman and the best one from Kevin Mirallas, with the goalkeeper tipping his shot over the bar."

    Reading striker Jason Roberts on Final ScoreNewcastle 0-0 West Ham

    "There is not much happening in the Newcastle v West Ham game, but that is exactly what visiting manager Sam Allardyce will want against his former club.

    "He will fancy his chances of nicking something if they can remain tight at the back."

    Watch the programme on the BBC Sport website and Red Button now. At 1600 BST, it is on BBC Two.

  191. 1549: 
    Everton 0-0 West Brom

    Still a couple of minutes to go until the break at Goodison. Everton are still pressing. West Brom are still holding out.

  192. 1548:  
    MOTD's Steve Wilson at the KCHALF-TIME- Hull City 1-0 Norwich

    "At times it has been scrappy at the KC Stadium but there have been plenty of talking points. Norwich had some early chances but Hull took the lead after they were awarded a penalty when old boy Michael Dawson held Yannick Sagbo and Robbie Brady converted confidently. However, Hull boss Steve Bruce felt aggrieved with referee Mike Jones shortly after when Sagbo later got his marching orders for a headbutt."

  193. 1547:  
    MOTD's John Motson at the BritanniaHALF-TIME- Stoke 0-1 Crystal Palace

    "It hasn't been an auspicious half for Mark Hughes in his first home game in charge of Stoke. Crystal Palace striker Marouane Chamakh is the one who has written his name over this game so far, although you wouldn't say it was a first half of goalscoring chances."

  194. 1546:  
    MOTD's Alistair Mann at St James' ParkHALF-TIME- Newcastle 0-0 West Ham

    "If the task of the away side is to dampen the fervour of the home supporters, then West Ham have certainly succeeded in that so far. Not too many chances in the opening 45 minutes, but Winston Reid might have had an extraordinary hat-trick with an own goal at one end and a couple from set-pieces at the other."

  195. 1546:  
    MOTD's John Roder at St Mary'sHALF-TIME- Southampton 0-1 Sunderland

    "Southampton will be aggrieved they weren't at least awarded one of two penalties after Sunderland took an early lead through Emanuel Giaccherini. Southampton have responded well though and it's an absorbing affair at St Mary's."


    Fabian Odu: Do not adjust your sets people. Marouane Chamakh just scored a goal. How did that happen?

    Matthew Birch: Can't believe Jordan Rhodes hasn't been picked up by a Premier League club.

    The Scotland international striker has grabbed a brace in the first half to give Blackburn a 3-1 lead against 10-man Barnsley.

  197. 1544: 
    Southampton 0-1 Sunderland

    It is one way traffic at St Mary's - all in the direction of the Sunderland goal.

    The Black Cats still have the lead, because Saints cannot find a finish - Rickie Lambert has headed over, Jay Rodriguez has nodded into the side netting and Morgan Schneiderlin was off target from distance.

    BBC Final Score
    Final Score

    Tune in to BBC Two at 1600 BST to hear former England defender Danny Mills and Reading striker Jason Roberts guide you through the afternoon's football action. Jason Mohammad is the man in the presenter's seat.

    You can also watch the programme on the BBC Sport website and Red Button.

  199. 1542: 
    Everton 0-0 West Brom

    Everton are still on top at Goodison, but still have nothing to show for it. They keep creating chances but Ben Foster keeps saving the day for West Brom, most recently keeping out a Kevin Mirallas curler from the edge of the area and a low effort from Seamus Coleman after the full-back cut inside.

    West Brom, by the way, have not had a shot on target.

  200. 1542: 

    In the Championship, Luke Varney has restored parity for Leeds at Ipswich, while Blackburn have turned it around to lead 2-1 against 10-man Barnsley.Huddersfield and Birmingham also ahead in the division. In League One, Oldham and Port Vale are 1-1, and Gillingham have equalised at Swindon to go 1-1. In League Two, Bristol Rovers are comfortable against York as David Clarkson puts his side 2-0 up and Reuben Reid has tucked in a penalty for Plymouth against Rochdale.

  201. 1540: 
    HULL PROTEST- Hull City 1-0 Norwich

    No more penalties or red cards to tell you about at the KC Stadium but it had been a controversial afternoon in Hull even before the game started.

    Hull supporters staged a protest against a proposed change of the club's name to 'Hull City Tigers' shortly before kick-off. Around 40 fans with placards and a banner proclaiming "a club not a brand" marched on the KC Stadium.

    Earlier this month, the club's Egyptian-born owner Assem Allam said the name Hull City was "irrelevant" and said he disliked the word 'City' because it is "common".

  202. 1538: 
    Newcastle 0-0 West Ham

    The natives at St James' Park might be getting restless soon because the Hammers are starting to impose themselves on this game now.

    James Collins sends a free-kick forward from deep and fellow defender Winston Reid gets behind the Newcastle backline in the area. The faintest of touches would have put Tim Krul under pressure, but he was just inches short of making contact at full stretch.

  203. 1537: 
    CLOSE!- Stoke 0-1 Crystal Palace

    It is all happening at the Britannia - Palace have got their first Premier League goal of the season and they almost net a second a few minutes later - Dean Moxey raids down the left and his fizzing low shot is only a yard wide of Asmir Begovic's left-hand post.

    Former England defender Danny Mills on Final ScoreStoke 0-1 Crystal Palace

    "Stoke manager Mark Hughes will be devastated that his centre-back did not deal with that before Crystal Palace's Marouane Chamakh scored."

    Listen to Final Score now on the BBC Sport website and Red Button.

  205. 1536: 
    Newcastle 0-0 West Ham

    Contrary to what Niklas says below, I have got a couple of half chances to tell you about at St James' Park too - one at either end.

    To be fair Newcastle's Hatem Ben Arfa missed by a mile from a long way out . Then, at the other end Winston Reid nearly latches onto a Jussi Jaaskelainen punt upfield and touches the ball high and wide of Tim Krul's goal.

  206. 1533: 
    HITS THE WOODWORK- Stoke 0-1 Crystal Palace

    Another test for the Premier League goal-line technology. It works too... sadly for Stoke. They chase an immediate reply and Peter Crouch sends a header against the bar and down against Julian Speroni, who almost turns it into his own net. TV replays show the ball did not cross the line.

  207. 1533: 

    Play suspended at The Valley in the Championship because of excessive rain with Doncaster leading 3-0 against Charlton. The players have been taken into the changing rooms by the referee.

  208. 1532: 
    GOAL- Stoke 0-1 Crystal Palace - Marouane Chamakh (31 mins)

    This is a tidy finish by Marouane Chamakh but Stoke's defending was absolutely awful. The Palace striker out-muscled Ryan Shawcross to get on the end of a long ball and then cuts inside Robert Huth before firing home.

  209. 1532: 
    CLOSE!- Everton 0-0 West Brom

    West Brom's best chance of the game so far comes from a route one approach. Ben Foster's long clearance is flicked on by Markus Rosenberg and his header finds James Morrison, whose half-volley from the edge of the penalty area narrowly goes over Tim Howard's crossbar.


    Niklas Lanwehr: Newcastle are just awful! No creativity what so ever - Cabaye seems irreplaceable.

  211. 1529: 
    RED CARD- Hull's Yannick Sagbo

    Hopefully TV replays will clear up exactly what this red card was for, but Hull striker Yannick Sagbo has just been sent off for an off the ball incident. Hull still lead Norwich 1-0 but they are down to 10 men and their afternoon has just turned sour.

  212. 1525: 
    CLOSE!- Stoke 0-0 Crystal Palace

    It's been pretty cagey so far at the Britannia Stadium, but Stoke striker Peter Crouch has just missed the best chance of the game.

    Matthew Etherington delivers a cross to the far post where Crouch makes good contact with the ball, but sends it over from six yards out.

    Hull City 1-0 Norwich

    Statisticians Opta: 2 - Norwich have kept a clean sheet in just two of their last 53 Premier League away trips. Update.

  214. 1523: 
    Everton 0-0 West Brom

    Everton midfielder Ross Barkley scored a pearler from the edge of the box last week and he has just had a go from similar range, skipping past Claudio Yacob but flashing his shot just past the post. The Toffees are very much on top in this one.

    Reading striker Jason Roberts on Final ScoreHull City 1-0 Norwich

    "I am still not sure what the penalty was given for. Michael Turner is a big guy and Sone Aluko is much smaller, there is contact but never enough for a penalty.

    "It is a massive decision from Norwich's point of view. It looked harsh to me."

    Listen to Final Score now on the BBC Sport website and Red Button.

  216. 1522: 
    GOAL- Hull City 1-0 Norwich - Robbie Brady pen (22 mins)

    Hull City are off the mark in the Premier League. Robbie Brady steps up to send John Ruddy the wrong way from the penalty spot, and score the Tigers' first goal of the season.

  217. 1521: 
    PENALTY to Hull- Hull City 0-0 Norwich

    Sone Aluko is hauled down in the box by Michael Turner as they chase a high ball into the box.

  218. 1520: 

    In the Championship, Millwall - who forgot their kit and are having to play in Sheffield Wednesday's old away strip - take the lead at Hillsborough via a Kamil Zayatte own goal, but the home side quickly equalise through Reda Johnson. Charlton have now failed to keep a clean sheet in 15 league games as Paul Keegan gives Doncaster the advantage.

    In League One, Leyton Orient are maintaining their 100% record going ahead against Crewe and Swindon go 1-0 against Gillingham. In League Two, Bury go in front at Burton Albion and Fleetwood and Scunthorpe both lead.


    Ricky Liddle: A few bad results for Newcastle and I hope they put Joe Kinnear in charge.

  220. 1517: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Southampton 0-1 Sunderland

    This one would have counted for Southampton. James Ward-Prowse sends over the cross and Rickie Lambert meets it with a header that brings a fine save out of Keiren Westwood.

  221. 1517: 
    CLOSE!- Newcastle 0-0 West Ham

    Newcastle go a lot closer this time - well West Ham do on their behalf. Hammers defender Winston Reid, under pressure from Papiss Cisse, plays the ball back to Jussi Jaaskelainen... but sends it past him.

    Thankfully for the Hammers defender, it rolls the right side of the post (from his point of view) with his keeper stranded.

  222. 1513: 
    Hull City 0-0 Norwich

    Still only one top flight goal in our five 3pm matches but Norwich are doing their best to change that. Nathan Redmond fires in a swerving shot from 25 yards out, but Hull keeper Allan McGregor parries it to safety.


    Ian Marks: Donny Rovers having a great start to the season!

    Paul Keegan has put the newly promoted Championship side ahead in the second minute away at Charlton. The Yorkshiremen have collected four points from three games so far this season under new manager Paul Dickov.

  224. 1510: 
    Everton 0-0 West Brom

    Everton create the first chances of the game at Goodison, with Steven Pienaar behind both of them.

    First he gets on the end of a Kevin Mirallas cross from the right but his diving header is kept out by Ben Foster. Moments later, Pienaar lets fly from the edge of the box but, again, Foster saves - this time very comfortably.

  225. 1509: 
    Newcastle 0-0 West Ham

    And it has been a quiet start at St James' Park too. Hatem Ben Arfa has had a pop from a free-kick for the Magpies, but it ended up in Row Z.

  226. 1508: 
    Stoke 0-0 Crystal Palace
    Stoke City's Robert Huth challenges Crystal Palace's Marouane Chamakh

    Not much in the way of chances at the Britannia so far. We have seen a long-range effort by Charlie Adam but it was easily dealt with by Palace keeper Julian Speroni.


    Jack in Newcastle via 81111: How can Fellaini and Baines be okay to play for Everton and Cabaye not for Newcastle!? It's not him being linked to the champions, Manchester United.

  228. 1505: 
    DISALLOWED GOAL- Southampton 0-1 Sunderland

    A very late call denies Southampton an instant leveller, and it is an incorrect one too.

    Jay Rodriguez runs on to a ball into the box and fires across Keiren Westwood and into the bottom corner, but the flag is up for offside. Replays show Rodriguez had timed his run perfectly.

    Reading striker Jason Roberts on Final Score

    "Southampton will be very disappointed with that goal. No-one was within two yards of Emanuele Giaccherini.

    "They will have to improve on that if they want to climb the table."

    Listen to Final Score now on the BBC Sport website and Red Button.

  230. 1502: 
    Southampton 0-1 Sunderland - Emanuele Giaccherini (3 mins)

    No crisis at Sunderland either on this evidence. Italian striker Emanuele Giaccherini gets on the end of a Seb Larsson corner to head the Black Cats into an early lead. That is Giaccherini's first Premier League goal - not sure about the Saints marking, though. It was non-existent.


    Mark Speight from Sunderland via 81111: Why is everyone suddenly after manager Paolo Di Canio and Sunderland after one game!! Give them a chance!


    AM: RE 1454 - Sam Allardyce played the worst football I've seen at Newcastle in living memory. This is why he was unpopular.

  233. 1500: 

    We are under way at the KC Stadium, St James' Park, St Mary's and the Britannia Stadium.

    They are having a minute's silence at Goodison Park for Dave Hickson, the former Toffees striker who died in July.

  234. 1459: 

    Right then. A matter of seconds until our five Premier League games get going... how are you lot feeling?

    BBC Final ScoreSouthampton v Sunderland (1500 BST)

    BBC Final Score's John Roder has a great view for Southampton's game against Sunderland.

    Keep your pictures coming via #bbcfootball now.

  236. 1458: 
    Stoke v Crystal Palace (1500 BST)

    Turns out Mark Hughes had no need to worry - he gets a decent reception from the Stoke fans when his name is read out at the Britannia Stadium.

  237. 1456: 
    New boys chase first goal

    The three newly-promoted teams managed a grand total of zero goals and five shots on target between them last week. Can they do better second time around? I hope so for their sakes. Two of them are in action today: Hull (against Norwich) and Crystal Palace (against Stoke). I guess it is not so much a case of them finding their feet at this level, more discovering their shooting boots.

  238. 1454: 
    Newcastle v West Ham (1500 BST)

    What is it like being manager of Newcastle? Not much fun if you are not winning, judging from what Sam Allardyce says.

    "There is a massive problem in terms of expectation at Newcastle," the current West Ham boss told the Daily Telegraph this week. "When the fans turn up, and you are not doing so well, they will show their disapproval very quickly."


    It might be tipping it down in most parts of the country, but Elliott Caines is revelling in the clear skies for Blackpool's game against Reading.

    Send in your pictures via #bbcfootball now.

    Reading striker Jason Roberts on Final ScoreStoke v Crystal Palace (1500 BST)

    "There is no doubt Mark Hughes's reputation has been damaged by time at QPR. But for me, he is a hungry manager.

    "He is revolutionising Stoke, and they are moving in the right way."

    Listen to Final Score now on the BBC Sport website.

    Stoke v Crystal Palace (1500 BST)
    Stoke boss Mark Hughes

    Mark Hughes was asked before kick-off if there a few butterflies before his first home game as Stoke boss? The answer is yes...

    Hughes said: "There always is when you first lead the team out in front of new fans who don't really know you and how you will affect the team.

    "We are trying to build on performance from last week. We tried to play good football and create chances at Liverpool and will try to do the same again today."

  242. 1452: 

    Here's quick reminder of what is coming up in terms of Premier League action. Five matches at 1500 BST, involving EIGHT teams who are looking for their first win. Then we head to Villa Park for our late game, where Aston Villa and Liverpool are both looking to build on their encouraging starts to the season.

    Everton v West Brom (1500 BST)

    Hull v Norwich (1500 BST)

    Newcastle v West Ham (1500 BST)

    Southampton v Sunderland (1500 BST)

    Stoke v Crystal Palace (1500 BST)


    Aston Villa v Liverpool (1730 BST)

  243. 1451: 
    Newcastle v West Ham (1500 BST)

    As for Newcastle, well I guess Sam Allardyce can sympathise with the chaos surrounding Alan Pardew right now, because he knows all about the pitfalls of working on Tyneside - he describes his sacking by Newcastle in 2008 after only 24 games in charge as one of the lowest points of his career. But Big Sam has got his own back since, winning on his last three visits - initially with Blackburn and then, last season, with West Ham.

    It was one of only three away wins all season for the Hammers in the Premier League and came courtesy of a goal from another man with Magpies connections, Kevin Nolan, who netted the winner.

    Hull FC fans

    PA chief sports correspondent Martyn Ziegler at the KC Stadium: "A name not a brand" with protesters singing that "change our 100-yr-old name and you'll have a riot on your hands".

  245. 1449:  
    BBC Sport's Mark LawrensonSouthampton v Sunderland (1500 BST)
    Paolo Di Canio

    Here is Lawro's take on Sunderland's trip to St Mary's, which he predicts will end in a 2-0 win for Saints.

    Lawro says: "It is going to take Paolo Di Canio quite a long time to work out what his best team is, and I am still undecided about the Italian as a manager - I cannot work out if he is a genius or a complete idiot.

    "Everything seems to be about him and he blamed his players for the goal they conceded against Fulham. He has got to be very careful about how he treats his players and I wonder whose fault it will be this week?"

  246. 1448: 
    A North East nightmare?

    Newcastle look to be teetering on the brink of disaster (more on them in a minute) but my money is on Sunderland - stacks of new signings, most of whom are unproven in the Premier League and a, shall we say, unpredictable manager in Paolo Di Canio, who likes to take a pop at his players.

    It's got early-season carnage written all over it... Unless the Black Cats prove me wrong by beating Southampton today of course.

  247. 1445: 

    Thanks Michael. Yes, you are stuck with me for the rest of the day.

    So, Arsenal are as good as in the the Champions League group stage and now have their first Premier League win of the season too... That means we need a new crisis club - who will it be?

  248. 1443: 

    Thanks for keeping me company and don't forget we have five Premier League games kicking-off at 1500 BST with Aston Villa v Liverpool starting at 1730 BST.

    Chris Bevan will be the man to guide you through the rest of today's matches.

  249. 1441:  
    Match of the Day presenter Gary LinekerFulham 1-3 Arsenal

    "Terrific game. Arsenal counter-attacked with speed and verve. Cazorla outstanding throughout. Fulham good at times, but defensively lacking."

  250. 1440:  
    Former Arsenal defender Martin Keown at Craven CottageFulham 1-3 Arsenal

    "This performance sets Arsenal up nicely for the derby match coming up against Tottenham."

    Listen to commentary of the Challenge Cup final and updates from around the football grounds on BBC Radio 5 live from 1500 BST.

    Arsenal play their nearest rivals Tottenham at Emirates Stadium on Sunday, 1 September.

  251. 1438: 
    FULL-TIME- Fulham 1-3 Arsenal

    Arsenal secure a deserved victory at Craven Cottage. An early goal from Olivier Giroud and two more from Lukas Podolski put the Gunners 3-0 ahead.

    Substitute Darren Bent scored his first goal for Fulham but it was not enough as the Gunners seal the three points.

    GET INVOLVED- Fulham 1-3 Arsenal

    Tom Castle: A good performance by Arsenal this afternoon. That ought to satisfy the Gunner fans for about 10 minutes.

    Kishan Koria: How Kasami starts for Fulham over Bryan Ruiz I really don't know. He consistently has led to moves petering out entirely.

    Ahmer Murad: Of course, this performance & result may convince Wenger even more now that he doesn't need to buy.

  253. 1436: 
    Sean Dyche

    BBC Final Score reporter Tony Husband at the Amex Stadium for Brighton v Burnley: "Interesting pre-match ritual from Burnley boss Sean Dyche, pacing out the distance between centre circle and penalty area."

    You can see this and other photos from around the grounds at the BBC Instagram page.

  254. 1435: 
    Fulham 1-3 Arsenal

    Theo Walcott is denied the goal he deserves. He is found by Santi Cazorla and Walcott's effort from a narrow angle is blocked by Fulham goalkeeper David Stockdale.

  255. 1435:  
    Former Arsenal defender Martin Keown at Craven CottageFulham 1-3 Arsenal

    "There is a lot of work to do for Fulham, as they do not even know their best 11 yet alone what system they will play.

    "For Arsenal, their season will be defined by which players they buy in the next 10 days. As good as Arsenal have been, it is asking a lot of a small pool of players at the moment."

    Listen to commentary of Fulham v Arsenal on BBC Radio 5 live now.

  256. 1432: 

    There are six matches in the Scottish Premiership this afternoon, with early leaders Inverness visiting Celtic and bottom club Hearts hosting Aberdeen. St Johnstone, who have also started the season well, travel to Dundee United. Follow all the action north of the border in our dedicated Scottish football live text.


    Josh via 81111: Fulham's Steve Sidwell is atrocious... And to think he once played for Chelsea.


    Paul in Berkhamsted via 81111: After Arsenal's last two results Villa's start to the season looks better and better!

    Chris via 81111: Impressive from Arsenal against a lacklustre team. Two 3-0 away wins in a week, does this mean Villa could be dark horses this year?

  259. 1431:  
    BBC Final Score

    Jason Mohammad, former England defender Danny Mills and Reading striker Jason Roberts are now on air on Final Score.

    The programme, which includes pre-match interviews, all the latest scores as they happen and the best reaction from today's leading figures, can be viewed on the BBC Sport website.

    The show can also be accessed via the Red Button from 1500 BST, BBC Two from 1630 BST and BBC World from 1730 BST.

  260. 1430: 
    Newcastle v West Ham (1500 BST)

    Yohan Cabaye is not in Newcastle's squad for the second match in a row, the midfielder having been the subject of a £10m bid from Arsenal in the hours leading up to Monday night's defeat to Manchester City. Defender Davide Santon, midfielders Vurnon Anita and Sylvain Marveaux, and striker Shola Ameobi are Alan Pardew's four changes to the starting 11 from Monday.

    West Ham boss Sam Allardyce makes one change to the side that started last Saturday's win over Cardiff City, with Stewart Downing making his first start since signing from Liverpool. The England winger replaces Joe Cole, who drops to the bench after scoring against Cardiff.

  261. 1430:  
    Former Arsenal defender Martin Keown at Craven CottageFulham 1-3 Arsenal

    "Jack Wilshere turned defence into attack there. He really moved through the gears to set Theo Walcott through."

    Listen to commentary of Fulham v Arsenal on BBC Radio 5 live now.

  262. 1428: 
    Fulham 1-3 Arsenal

    Yet another direct run into the box from Arsenal's Theo Walcott, after being released by Jack Wilshere. But the hosts scramble it away.

  263. 1428: 
    Stoke v Crystal Palace (1500 BST)

    Stoke boss Mark Hughes makes one change from the defeat by Liverpool last Saturday as he brings in midfielder Charlie Adam for Glenn Whelan. Crystal Palace boss Ian Holloway knows all about Adam, of course, having managed the Scotland international when the pair were at Blackpool.

    Holloway gives full debuts to three players following the Eagles' defeat by Tottenham last Sunday. Winger Jason Puncheon goes straight into the Crystal Palace side having signed on loan from Southampton in the week. Striker Marouane Chamakh and midfielder Jose Campana also start. Owen Garvan, Stephen Dobbie and Aaron Wilbraham drop to the bench.

  264. 1427: 
    LINE-UPS- Stoke v Crystal Palace (1500 BST)

    Stoke: Begovic, Cameron, Shawcross, Huth, Pieters, Wilson, Walters, Nzonzi, Adam, Etherington, Crouch. Subs: Muniesa, Whelan, Pennant, Jones, Wilkinson, Sorensen, Jerome.

    Crystal Palace: Speroni, Ward, Gabbidon, Delaney, Moxey, Puncheon, Jedinak, Dikgacoi, Campana, Chamakh, Gayle. Subs: Phillips, Garvan, Dobbie, Wilbraham, Williams, Alexander, Ramage.

    Referee: Andre Marriner (W Midlands)

  265. 1427: 
    Hull City v Norwich (1500 BST)

    Hull City make two changes from the side which lost 2-0 to Chelsea as manager Steve Bruce gives first starts to midfielders Tom Huddlestone and Jake Livermore, both signed from Tottenham in the summer. David Meyler and striker Danny Graham are the players to make way, and both drop to the bench.

    Norwich City boss Chris Hughton also make two changes from their opening day 2-2 draw with Chelsea, as Holland midfielder Leroy Fer is given a Premier League debut ahead of Wes Hoolahan - who is named among the substitutes. Alexander Tettey comes into the starting line-up for Elliott Bennett who has been ruled out until next year after suffering knee ligament damage.

  266. 1426: 
    LINE-UPS- Newcastle v West Ham (1500 BST)

    Newcastle: Krul, Debuchy, Yanga-Mbiwa, Coloccini, Santon, Ben Arfa, Anita, Sissoko, Marveaux, Shola Ameobi, Cisse. Subs: Gouffran, Gosling, Bigirimana, Elliot, Sammy Ameobi, Vuckic, Dummett.

    West Ham: Jaaskelainen, Demel, Collins, Reid, O'Brien, Noble, Diame, Downing, Nolan, Jarvis, Maiga. Subs: Tomkins, Rat, Vaz Te, Adrian, Morrison, Diarra, Cole.

    Referee: Phil Dowd (Staffordshire)

  267. 1426: 
    GET INVOLVED- Fulham 1-3 Arsenal

    Hashim Albahbahani: 14 minutes, two goals needed? We've seen more improbable things happen! Game on!

    Aaron Darlow: Wow! The enigma that is Berbatov. One second of pure class. Goal.

  268. 1424: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Fulham 1-3 Arsenal

    Arsenal's summer signing Yaya Sanogo comes on. Two-goal Lukas Podolski is the man coming off, knowing it is a job well done.

    Listen to a description of Podolski's second goal on BBC Radio 5 live.

    GET INVOLVED- Fulham 1-3 Arsenal

    Andre Louro: Year in, year out, us Arsenal fans are permanently left wandering what the club could do if there was some serious investment.

    Alex Slater: Parker decent debut, but Kasami woeful. Jol bad decision-maker. Premier League will be hard work for Fulham, even with Bent and Taarabt.

    Simon Simcox: For me, you have got to either play Cazorla OR Wilshere but never at the same time!

  270. 1424: 
    LINE-UPS- Southampton v Sunderland (1500 BST)

    Southampton: Boruc, Chambers, Fonte, Lovren, Shaw, Schneiderlin, Wanyama, Ward-Prowse, Rodriguez, Lallana, Lambert. Subs: Kelvin Davis, Clyne, Steven Davis, Ramirez, Osvaldo, Cork, Hooiveld.

    Sunderland: Westwood, Celustka, O'Shea, Diakite, Colback, Johnson, Gardner, Larsson, Giaccherini, Sessegnon, Altidore. Subs: Cabral, Wickham, Vaughan, Moberg Karlsson, Mannone, Ji, Roberge.

    Referee: Lee Mason (Lancashire)

  271. 1423: 
    Southampton v Sunderland (1500 BST)

    Southampton's record signing Dani Osvaldo is named on the bench for Southampton so Jay Rodriquez will partner Rickie Lambert up front, with the Saints unchanged from the side that beat West Brom last weekend.

    Sunderland welcome back Craig Gardner and David Vaughan from suspension. Gardner starts while Vaughan is on the bench, with the Black Cats making two changes from the side that lost at Fulham.

  272. 1422:  
    Former Arsenal defender Martin Keown at Craven CottageFulham 1-3 Arsenal

    "Dimitar Berbatov had no right to play that across, it was exquisite control from him. Then Darren Bent was there exactly where you would have expected him to be."

    Listen to commentary of Fulham v Arsenal on BBC Radio 5 live now.

  273. 1422: 
    LINE-UPS- Hull City v Norwich (1500 BST)

    Hull: McGregor, Elmohamady, Chester, Davies, Figueroa, Koren, Huddlestone, Livermore, Brady, Aluko, Sagbo. Subs: Rosenior, Bruce, Meyler, Graham, McShane, Boyd, Harper.

    Norwich: Ruddy, Whittaker, Turner, Martin, Garrido, Howson, Tettey, Fer, Johnson, Redmond, van Wolfswinkel. Subs: Elmander, Snodgrass, Bunn, Hoolahan, Becchio, Olsson, Ryan Bennett.

    Referee: Mike Jones (Cheshire)

  274. 1420: 
    GOAL- Fulham 1-3 Arsenal - Darren Bent (77 mins)

    Is there going to be a sensational comeback at Craven Cottage? Dimitar Berbatov slides a low ball across the face of the Arsenal goal and Darren Bent arrives at the back post to tap it in from close range. Nervous Arsenal fans?

  275. 1419: 

    Another change for Fulham as Steve Sidwell comes off with Giorgios Karagounis coming on.

  276. 1419: 
    LINE-UPS- Everton v West Brom (1500 BST)

    Everton: Howard, Coleman, Jagielka, Distin, Baines, Osman, Fellaini, Mirallas, Barkley, Pienaar, Jelavic. Subs: Robles, Heitinga, Kone, Deulofeu, Naismith, Stones, Anichebe.

    West Brom: Foster, Billy Jones, McAuley, Olsson, Ridgewell, Morrison, Mulumbu, Yacob, Dorrans, Long, Rosenberg. Subs: Sinclair, Popov, Brunt, Lugano, Luke Daniels, Vydra, Berahino.

    Referee: Roger East (Wiltshire)

  277. 1418: 
    Fulham 0-3 Arsenal

    Only 15 minutes left at Craven Cottage. Arsenal look in total control.

  278. 1417: 
    Everton v West Brom (1500 BST)

    Everton manager Roberto Martinez names an unchanged team for the visit of West Brom, meaning Manchester United targets Leighton Baines and Marouane Fellaini play against the Baggies.

    Just one change for West Brom too, with Markus Rosenberg replacing Nicolas Anelka. The Swede is yet to score for the Baggies since signing for the club from Racing Santander in August 2012. Their new loan signing Scott Sinclair is on the bench - somewhere he spent a lot of time when he was at Manchester City last season.

  279. 1417: 
    YELLOW CARD- Fulham 0-3 Arsenal

    Not the debut Scott Parker was dreaming of. His team are three goals behind and the midfielder has just earned a yellow card, following a mis-timed challenge on Gunners midfielder Santi Cazorla.

  280. 1415: 
    GET INVOLVED- Southampton v Sunderland (1500 BST)

    It is a family affair for Zoe Dowling as she heads on her way to St Mary's to watch Southampton's game against Sunderland. She is backing Rickie Lambert to continue his hot streak in front of goal.

    Send in your pictures via #bbcfootball now.

  281. 1414: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Fulham 0-3 Arsenal

    The excellent Olivier Giroud, who opened the scoring, comes off with Arsenal looking to close up shop. Nacho Monreal comes on in place of the French striker.

  282. 1414: 
    BREAKING TEAM NEWS- Newcastle v West Ham (1500 BST)

    West Ham make one change from the team that beat Cardiff last week, with Stewart Downing - linked with a move to Newcastle over the summer - making his first Hammers start. Joe Cole is the man who makes way.

  283. 1413: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Fulham 0-3 Arsenal

    Jack Wilshere gets a run-out after dropping down to the substitutes' bench. He replaces Tomas Rosicky in the Arsenal midfield.

  284. 1412:  
    Former Arsenal defender Martin Keown at Craven CottageFulham 0-3 Arsenal

    "Arsenal have been absolutely lethal today. The fans talk about needing a centre-forward, but on today's evidence, they have got one.

    "The players are responding to the threat of new signings coming into Arsenal."

    Listen to commentary of Fulham v Arsenal on BBC Radio 5 live now.

  285. 1411: 
    GOAL- Fulham 0-3 Arsenal - Lukas Podolski (68 mins)

    The result is sealed now. Santi Cazorla makes a burst down the left wing and instead of crossing across goal, pulls the ball back for Lukas Podloski and the German fires in from the edge of the penalty area for his second and Arsenal's third.

  286. 1411: 
    FULL-TIME- Bolton 0-1 QPR

    BBC Sport's Jonathan Jurejko at the Reebok Stadium: "Plenty of fist-pumping and clapping from the QPR players towards a sparse, but vociferous, away support as they celebrate moving to the top of the Championship - at least until this afternoon's matches are concluded. Andy Johnson's winner proves the difference against a Bolton side still searching for the first league win of the campaign."

  287. 1410: 
    BREAKING TEAM NEWS- Hull City v Norwich (1500 BST)

    Tom Huddlestone and Jake Livermore make their first starts for Hull, while Norwich hand a debut to Dutch midfielder Leroy Fer.

  288. 1410: 
    BREAKING TEAM NEWS- Stoke v Crystal Palace (1500 BST)

    One change for Stoke. Midfielder Charlie Adam, who played for Eagles boss Ian Holloway at Blackpool, replaces Glenn Whelan.

  289. 1409: 

    Final Score reporter Paul Addison is at Newcastle v West Ham. He reports that the St James' Park gates have been restored and returned to their rightful place.

    The gates at St James' Park

    You can see this and other photos from around the grounds at the BBC Instagram page.

  290. 1409: 
    BREAKING TEAM NEWS- Newcastle v West Ham (1500 BST)

    There is no Yohan Cabaye in the Newcastle squad. Shola Ameobi, Davide Santon, Vurnun Anita and Sylvain Marveaux all come into the Magpies starting XI.

  291. 1408: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Fulham 0-2 Arsenal

    Another change for Fulham as Adel Taarabt, who has looked lively, is replaced by Alex Kacaniklic.

  292. 1409:  
    Former Arsenal defender Martin Keown at Craven CottageFulham 0-2 Arsenal

    "Straight away you can see that movement from Darren Bent, running along the defensive line and looking to get in behind. It will be a real test for Bacary Sagna in the rest of the game."

    Listen to commentary of Fulham v Arsenal on BBC Radio 5 live now.

  293. 1408: 
    BREAKING TEAM NEWS- Southampton v Sunderland (1500 BST)

    Southampton's new £15m record signing Dani Osvaldo starts on the bench.

  294. 1407: 
    BREAKING TEAM NEWS- Everton v West Brom (1500 BST)

    West Brom make one change, with Markus Rosenberg replacing Nicolas Anelka up front - the Frenchman is on compassionate leave from the club following the death of his agent.

    GET INVOLVED- Fulham 0-2 Arsenal

    Firstborn: Arsenal is a perfect example of a see-saw or pendulum. This week fans chant pro-Wenger, the following, it's Wenger-out.

  296. 1406: 
    Fulham 0-2 Arsenal

    Arsene Wenger is standing on the touchline and is absolutely soaked. But he will be delighted with the performance of the side, if not the English weather.

    A man under pressure after an opening day 3-1 defeat against Aston Villa, Wenger has now guided his side to a superb 3-0 win in their Champions League play-off first leg against Fenerbahce and looks on course to back that up with a victory here.

  297. 1403: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Fulham 0-2 Arsenal

    Darren Bent makes his Fulham debut after 58 minutes of the action. The former Ipswich, Charlton, Tottenham, Sunderland and Aston Villa man comes on to replace Damien Duff after joining the Cottagers in the summer.

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Premier League table snapshot

As it stood on 24 Aug 2013 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Chelsea 2 3 6
2 Liverpool 2 2 6
3 West Ham 2 2 4
4 Southampton 2 1 4
5 Man City 1 4 3
6 Man Utd 1 3 3
7 Tottenham 1 1 3
8 Arsenal 2 0 3
9 Aston Villa 3 0 3
10 Stoke 2 0 3
11 Fulham 2 -1 3
12 Hull City 2 -1 3
13 Everton 2 0 2
14 Norwich 2 -1 1
15 Sunderland 2 -1 1
16 West Brom 2 -1 1
17 Newcastle 2 -4 1
18 Crystal Palace 2 -2 0
19 Cardiff 1 -2 0
20 Swansea 1 -3 0

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