Saturday August 31 football as it happened

How the action happened as Stoke, Norwich, Newcastle and Crystal Palace all pick up wins in the Premier League.

31 August 2013 Last updated at 19:03 GMT

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  1. 2001: 

    Match of the Day is on BBC One from 22.20 tonight, with Robbie Savage and Michael Owen joining Gary Lineker in the studio. Afterwards, fans of lower league football can catch the Football League Show on BBC One from 23.40 to 00.55.

    Good night!

  2. 2000: 

    It's going to be a long coach trip home for the Sunderland lads. The boss isn't going to be letting them stop at the services tonight. Straight home.

    Anyway, it's time for me to sign off now, but be sure to join us tomorrow for more Premier League action. Liverpool versus Manchester United, West Brom against Swansea and Tottenham's visit to Arsenal... we'll have it all covered. In the meantime, I'll leave you with the most important details of a Saturday evening - Match of the Day coverage details...

  3. 1958: 
    MANAGER VIEW- Crystal Palace 3-1 Sunderland
    Paolo Di Canio

    Sunderland boss Paulo Di Canio on his team's loss to Crystal Palace: "It's obvious that it hurt me and everybody, even more because when you concede goals like we conceded today it's obvious you can't be happy because there is a job to do. We were on top for periods of the game, but if my players are individually going to be conceding goals like that we have to be worried."


    Jay: Not that Paolo Di Canio would want to hear it but Steven Fletcher might just be what Arsenal need up front, especially with Lukas Podolski out.

    Michael Cartwright: Sunderland definitely in trouble this year. Di Canio over-rated.

    MOTD's Guy Mowbray at Etihad StadiumManchester City 2-0 Hull

    "Steve Bruce's Hull City will feel they had rotten luck, they played really well in the first half, they didn't take their chances and once Alvaro Negredo had come on to put City in front there only looked to be one outcome."

    MOTD's Steve Bower at Selhurst ParkCrystal Palace 3-1 Sunderland

    "Palace are off and running with Stuart O'Keefe's goal sealing victory. It's a big moment for them to get their first three points."

    MOTD's Simon Brotherton at Upton ParkWest Ham 0-1 Stoke

    "Not a game to linger long in the memory, but brightened by one spectacular moment from Jermaine Pennant with a superb free-kick having come off the bench."

    MOTD's John Motson at Carrow RoadNorwich 1-0 Southampton

    "It was a fantastic goal from Nathan Redmond and nobody deserved it more as he had been a constant threat from the first moment. But another name to look out for is Leroy Fer, who was a very big presence for Norwich in their midfield. It was their first win of the season and Southampton didn't play badly but didn't do enough."

    MOTD's Conor McNamara at St James' ParkNewcastle 1-0 Fulham

    "Finally a few ghosts have been put to rest. Hatem Ben Arfa has scored Newcastle's first goal of the season, securing their first league win of the season too. Newcastle fans will go into the night hoping that Yohan Cabaye will still be their player at the end of the transfer window."

    MOTD's Steve Wilson at Cardiff City StadiumCardiff 0-0 Everton

    "That is three draws from three league games for Roberto Martinez as Everton manager. It is frustration for him because Everton had the better of the game, more possession and Leighton Baines's penalty appeal, but chances were few and far between."

  11. 1942: 

    That was a decent game to cap off today's Premier League action. Let's remind ourselves of the afternoon's other results with the added thoughts of the Match of the Day commentators.

    PLAYER REACTION- Wigan 2-1 Nottingham Forest

    Wigan midfielder James McArthur after the Latics came from behind to beat Nottingham Forest: "That's what it takes to get a win. Digging in deep, making sure we get the much-needed three points."

    GET INVOLVED- Crystal Palace 3-1 Sunderland

    Phil Vieira: Marouane Chamakh has been outstanding today, closing all over the pitch, holding ball up and some lovely passes! Good form.

    Rob Byles: Palace have shown today that they deserve a chance to play in this league. Gutsy performance.

    Aaron Johal: I wonder what the odds are on Di Canio being the first manager in the league to be sacked?

  14. 1939: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Blackpool 1-0 Watford
    Blackpool goalscorer Tom Ince

    Blackpool boss Paul Ince revealed that he had not intended to play Tom Ince after seeing his son come off the bench to score the winning goal against Watford that sent the Seasiders top of the Championship: "England Under-21 coach Gareth Southgate rang me on Friday; Tom has been out for three weeks. He told me that if Tom wanted to go down and join up with the Under-21s and train then he could.

    "But I told him I'd put him on the bench as a threat, never to play him, just for Watford to take their eye off the ball. I had no intention of playing him."

  15. 1936: 

    Crystal Palace manager Ian Holloway confirms to Sky Sports he has completed deals to sign Huddersfield full-back Jack Hunt and Reading winger Jimmy Kebe.

  16. 1932: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Crystal Palace 3-1 Sunderland
    Ian Holloway

    Crystal Palace manager Ian Holloway: "I feel fantastic, we showed great character and a lot of skill. We gave a great account of ourselves against Tottenham in our first game - they can rip teams to shreds and we limited them to just three chances. Against Stoke last week we were as good but we made a couple of mistakes in the second half and got slaughtered for it.

    "I'm delighted for the boys today though, we thoroughly deserve it."

  17. 1931: 
    Crystal Palace 3-1 Sunderland

    That was a victory for organisation for Crystal Palace, but Sunderland lacked so much in the final third. They just couldn't break down a well-organised home side who always looked dangerous on the counter.

  18. 1928: 
    HOW IT STANDS- Crystal Palace 3-1 Sunderland

    That victory lifts Crystal Palace up to 14th in the Premier League table while Sunderland are still winless in 19th. Check out the full Premier League table here.


    QPR midfielder Joey Barton was happy with the London side's 1-0 win over Leeds: "Another 1-0. Another 3 points. Knew I was onside for the goal. Doesn't matter who scores as long as we win. Love playing at Elland Rd."

  20. 1922: 
    FULL-TIME- Crystal Palace 3-1 Sunderland

    It's there, Crystal Palace register their first Premier League victory of the season. It's going to be one hell of a party in that corner of London tonight.

  21. 1920: 
    Crystal Palace 3-1 Sunderland

    It's worth mentioning Ian Holloway's celebratory jig when that third one went in. I'm not sure Strictly Come Dancing will be calling his agent any time soon.

  22. 1919: 
    GOAL- Crystal Palace 3-1 Sunderland - Stuart O'Keefe (92 mins)

    What a way to seal victory. Jason Puncheon runs into a blind alley on the edge of the Sunderland area but lays off to Stuart O'Keefe who curls home a stunning third via the underside of the bar.

    PLAYER REACTION- Norwich 1-0 Southampton

    Norwich defender Elliott Bennett praised team-mate Leroy Fer for his part in the Canaries' 1-0 win over Southampton: "What a performance from Leroy Fer today! Him and Bradley Johnson absolutely bossed the midfield!"

  24. 1917: 
    INJURY TIME- Crystal Palace 2-1 Sunderland

    We're going to have four minutes added on to this match. Can Sunderland muster a late equaliser?

    PLAYER REACTION- Man City 2-0 Hull

    Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero on his side's win over Hull: "Hull was a tough rival but it's always great to add the full three points to come back from the break and keep growing."

  26. 1917: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Crystal Palace 2-1 Sunderland

    Palace want a third here to be absolutely sure, and they almost get it when Kagisho Dikgacoi's rasping shot is helped over the bar by Keiren Westwood.

  27. 1914: 
    PENALTY APPEAL- Crystal Palace 2-1 Sunderland

    Why did Steven Fletcher not start the game? His persistence almost pressures Crystal Palace into a mistake when goalkeeper Julian Speroni makes a meal out of Danny Gabbidon's poor header back towards goal. Fletcher goes down under the goalkeeper's challenge but the referee is not for giving that one.

  28. 1912: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Blackpool 1-0 Watford
    Watford boss Gianfranco Zola

    Watford boss Gianfranco Zola was stunned to see his side's unbeaten start to the season ended by Blackpool, saying: "I cannot believe we lost the game.

    "Actually I can, it happened last season a few times. We had complete domination and then we got sloppy in the second half. We lost too many individual battles and that gave them energy, fuel, courage. Slowly we lost our securities. Not that they created so much, but we weren't on top the same as the first half.

    "We should have had four or five in the first half but that's not enough to win a game."

    Hang on. Four or five goals are not enough to win a game? How many do you need Gianfranco?

  29. 1911: 
    CLOSE!- Crystal Palace 2-1 Sunderland

    Jonny Williams should put the game to bed for Palace but his low shot from 20 yards out is parried clear by Keiren Westwood.

  30. 1911: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Crystal Palace 2-1 Sunderland

    Crystal Palace make a couple of changes, with Dwight Gayle and Marouane Chamakh being replaced by Stuart O'Keefe and Aaron Wilbraham. Seven minutes to go now.

    PLAYER REACTION- Cardiff 0-0 Everton

    Cardiff City striker Fraizer Campbell on his side's goalless draw against Everton: "Another point on the board! Unbeaten at home still. Fans were great again!"

  32. 1906: 
    GOAL- Crystal Palace 2-1 Sunderland - Dwight Gayle (79 mins)

    Selhurst Park erupts into a cacophony of noise as Dwight Gayle hammers under the body of Keiren Westwood for his first Premier League goal.

  33. 1905: 

    Sunderland defender John O'Shea is shown the red card by referee Lee Probert. I'd set off walking home now, John. Safer than dealing with Paolo on the coach.

  34. 1904: 

    They don't get any more clear-cut than that - John O'Shea being beaten all ends up by Dwight Gayle and hacking down the Crystal Palace striker in the penalty area.

  35. 1903: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Doncaster 0-1 Bournemouth
    Doncaster manager Paul Dickov

    Doncaster manager Paul Dickov was not a happy chappy after his side's home defeat by Bournemouth. "I will take getting beat if the team try to do what we want them to do," said the Scot. "Whether this was a case of too many of them having an off day or too many getting complacent, that's a question I have to answer. Today we were devoid of intensity."

    Dickov spent large parts of the first half debating a number of issues with both the fourth official and Cherries boss Eddie Howe. After one particular flashpoint - a clash between David Cotterill and Harry Arter - the former Manchester City striker appeared to motion with his head towards Howe.

    "I thought it was a dangerous tackle, but Paul disagreed," Howe said. "Our versions will be different but I respect Paul as a manager. If he'd have head-butted me, I'd have been on the floor!"

  36. 1902: 
    CLOSE!- Crystal Palace 1-1 Sunderland

    Neither side is settling for a draw just yet, a Crystal Palace goal-kick being headed back with interest by Sunderland defender Modibo Diakite and Danny Gabbidon almost pokes past his own keeper under pressure from Steven Fletcher. Fifteen minutes left for either team to find a winner.

    PLAYER REACTION- Man City 2-0 Hull

    Manchester City midfielder David Silva after his side's hard-fought 2-0 win over Hull earlier today: "Difficult match today but we managed to get the three points which is what matters."

  38. 1859: 
    CLOSE!- Crystal Palace 1-1 Sunderland

    Crystal Palace have responded in the right way since that Sunderland goal and are piling on the pressure looking for another goal. Jason Puncheon looks particularly dangerous, having a cross cleared by Modibo Diakite, while Jonny Williams should have shown more composure when screwing a shot well wide from the edge of the area.

  39. 1857: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Norwich 1-0 Southampton
    Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino

    Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino on seeing his side's appeals for a penalty at Carrow Road turned down when Adam Lallana's shot hit Bradley Johnson's raised arm: "We aren't having much luck with decisions and it was a clear penalty.

    "There were chances for Norwich and for us throughout the game, they were able to score and we weren't."


    Gavin Scott: Good for Scotland to see Steven Fletcher back fit, new hair and everything!

    Cameron Laws: Steven Fletcher is a class act.

  41. 1854: 
    FULHAM TRANSFER LATEST- Newcastle 1-0 Fulham
    Fulham manager Martin Jol

    Fulham boss Martin Jol on whether he will bring in new players: "I saw today we had a little problem with the substitutes. Matthew Briggs had to play right-back with a left foot so we have to do something and we will do something."

  42. 1851: 
    GOAL- Crystal Palace 1-1 Sunderland - Steven Fletcher (64 mins)

    It's against the run of play, but Sunderland don't care. Jack Colback swings in a cross from the left and Steven Fletcher delays his run before ghosting in and planting a header beyond Julian Speroni. A proper striker.

  43. 1848: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Crystal Palace 1-0 Sunderland

    Sunderland make another change, giving a Premier League debut to Charis Mavrias in place of Emanuele Giaccherini. Is Paolo Di Canio just trying to sign players which are hard to spell for live text commentators? Half an hour to go.

  44. 1846: 
    PLAYER REACTION- Cardiff 0-0 Everton
    Everton left-back Leighton Baines

    Here's Everton midfielder Leon Osman again, this time talking about his side's penalty appeal for Gary Medel's first-half challenge on Leighton Baines (pictured above).Like his manager, Osman cannot believe it was not given: "It puzzled me. Most people in the ground held their breath and we were calling for a penalty but the referee did not give it."

    Why didn't Baines argue his case more? "The character that Leighton is, he gets up and gets on with it. Maybe that did not help him much on this occasion."


    Dan Reuben: Bury winning 4-1 at home to Cheltenham with a Danny Mayor screamer after getting only 4 points from 1st 4 games.

    Pete Saddington: Chester beating Wrexham 2-0. Unless you're a Wrexham fan....unlucky if so.

    Alex Crook: Cardiff gaining vital points early on in the season again. Four points from two usually solid teams.

    Let us know what you think was the result of the day using #resultoftheday

  46. 1845: 
    PENALTY APPEAL- Crystal Palace 1-0 Sunderland

    Where is the Sunderland midfield? Again, Palace drive at the visitors' defence and Dwight Gayle's shot is deflected wide before home fans appeal loudly for a penalty when Mile Jedinak is pushed over from the resulting corner. The right call from the ref.

  47. 1843: 
    Crystal Palace 1-0 Sunderland

    And it almost gets even better for Crystal Palace as Mile Jedinak is given the freedom of Selhurst Park to drive at the Sunderland defence but his shot sails over the bar. He should be making the keeper work from there.

  48. 1842: 
    Crystal Palace 1-0 Sunderland

    Huge applause from the home fans as Sunderland get to the edge of the penalty area before being pressed back to their own half. Excellent organisation from Crystal Palace.

  49. 1841: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Crystal Palace 1-0 Sunderland

    There's a party atmosphere developing in the Selhurst Park stands as Crystal Palace make their first change of the evening, sending on Jonny Williams for Jose Campana.

  50. 1838: 
    Wigan midfielder James McCarthy

    Here is Wigan boss Owen Coyle, talking on BBC Radio 5 live tonight about Everton's interest in Latics midfielder James McCarthy, who played under Roberto Martinez before he left to take charge at Goodison Park.

    Coyle said: "The truth of the matter is Roberto had a chat with the chairman, no offers made, no figures. And then Roberto had a chat with the chief executive - again without any offers made.

    "All I would say that if there is any offer for James McCarthy - regardless of who makes it, because there was another enquiry from elsewhere - then it will need to be at the right level. I totally understand why Roberto is a huge admirer of him and he's waxed lyrical about him in the last three years. My hope is that if and when an offer comes in, it will reflect James McCarthy's value. At Wigan Athletic we don't have to sell anybody, whatever we do we will do the best for Wigan Athletic."

  51. 1837: 
    Crystal Palace 1-0 Sunderland

    Crystal Palace continue to press in the right areas, closing Sunderland down when they get the ball in dangerous positions. Can they keep this up for 90 minutes though?

  52. 1834: 
    West Ham boss Sam Allardyce

    West Ham manager Sam Allardyce does not sound too confident of adding to his squad before the transfer window closes on Monday.

    "It's difficult under the financial position we're in in," Allardyce explained. "We're spent up, we may need to get one player out to get one in. If the squad we have performs to its best I think it is good enough."

  53. 1833: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Crystal Palace 1-0 Sunderland

    Sunderland made a change at half-time, bringing on Scotland striker Steven Fletcher in place of Ji Dong-Won.

  54. 1832: 
    KICK-OFF- Crystal Palace 1-0 Sunderland

    We are back under way at Selhurst Park, and I'm afraid I've come across a stat which will not fill Sunderland fans with hope: Crystal Palace are unbeaten in all their previous 17 Premier League home matches when leading at half-time (12 wins, 5 draws).

  55. 1827: 
    LANCASHIRE DERBY REACTION- Blackburn 4-1 Bolton

    Blackburn manager Gary Bowyer: "Jordan Rhodes is very important to us. He proved again what a quality finisher he is with two goals today. It is not just his goals but also his work rate.

    "When I first took the job I asked the owners about Jordan Rhodes and they said he was not for sale. As soon as 23:00 BST comes on Monday you will have to talk about something else. He is better than a £10m player for me. He is a goalscorer.

    "I thought we were very clinical today again and we might have had a couple more in the first half. Their goalkeeper made a couple of outstanding saves."

  56. 1825: 
    LANCASHIRE DERBY REACTION- Blackburn 4-1 Bolton

    Bolton manager Dougie Freedman: "Individual mistakes cost us dearly. At 2-1 at half-time we had opportunities to make a game of it. All in all I'm disappointed in the result and the individual performances.

    "We are only five games in. We have had a tough sequence of games but we have to look forward. We have to try and recruit, which is difficult. We have to bring in a certain type of player who shows enough hunger for this football club."

  57. 1820: 
    MANAGER REACTION- West Ham 0-1 Stoke
    West Ham boss Sam Allardyce

    West Ham boss Sam Allardyce on his side's defeat by Stoke: "I don't think we were ever comfortable, too much of our game went missing - particularly in possession. Stoke were better than us today, and we have to accept that. It's a big shock for the players to turn out a performance like that - individually or collectively, we never played to our best.

  58. 1819: 
    Crystal Palace 1-0 Sunderland

    I think Steve's underplaying it there [see below]. I reckon the paint might be peeling off the dressing room wall once Paolo is finished. He needs to do something to get his side playing.

  59. 1816:  
    MOTD's Steve Bower at Selhurst ParkHALF-TIME- Crystal Palace 1-0 Sunderland

    "Palace boss Ian Holloway will be the more content manager. Sunderland's Paolo Di Canio, you think, would have words to say at the break."


    Stoobs: Continue to be impressed by Jedinak at this level. May just keep the Eagles up.

    Micah Woodard: Di Canio and Holloway on the touch line together! Something great is bound to happen! #fireworks

    Ben Johnson: Funny how Chamakh looks great in a Palace shirt but terrible in an Arsenal one. Probably just as good/bad. Why is that?

  61. 1813: 
    CLOSE!- Crystal Palace 1-0 Sunderland

    Crystal Palace are so dangerous on the counter this afternoon, breaking at pace with Jason Puncheon's clever pass setting Mile Jedinak free on the Sunderland goal but the Australian curls an ambitious effort wide from 20 yards out.

  62. 1810: 
    Crystal Palace 1-0 Sunderland

    Some lovely crisp passing on the edge of the area almost unlocks the Sunderland defence but Crystal Palace's latest, more skillful, move breaks down.

  63. 1809: 
    Crystal Palace 1-0 Sunderland

    Sunderland are getting sloppy in possession now, giving the ball away cheaply a couple of times. Paolo Di Canio cuts a frustrated figure on the touchline. He's going to be animated at half-time if it stays this way.

  64. 1807: 
    Marouane Fellaini

    Everton midfielder Leon Osman, asked if he is worried whether Manchester United targets Marouane Fellaini (pictured) and Leighton Baines will leave the club before the transfer window closes on Monday: "Of course. We have got some top class players that we are desperate to keep hold of and the next 48 hours will tell us whether we can do that. From our point of view we want the window shut as soon possible."

  65. 1806: 
    Crystal Palace 1-0 Sunderland

    If you don't buy a ticket...

    Crystal Palace continue to pile on the pressure with long-range shots but Jason Puncheon fails to trouble Keiren Westwood into making a save.

  66. 1805: 
    Crystal Palace 1-0 Sunderland

    Catching practice for the Crystal Palace supporters sat in Row Z, or more like Row ZZ, as Dwight Gayle provides the perfect lay-off for Kagisho Dikgacoi but the South African fires well over the bar.

  67. 1802: 
    CLOSE!- Crystal Palace 1-0 Sunderland

    Again, poor end product from Sunderland as Connor Wickham's shot inside the area is easily blocked by Danny Gabbidon. The big man is keen for his goal to be a match-winning one, also getting back to head Emanuele Giaccherini's shot behind.

  68. 1758: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Norwich 1-0 Southampton
    Norwich manager Chris Hughton

    Norwich manager Chris Hughton on teenage match-winner Nathan Redmond: "He played very well and we are putting together a good team. Nathan's form at the end of last season was very good for Birmingham and he has managed to continue that here.

    "At this stage of the season we are just delighted with the win. We had got a very good point against Everton, but then it was disappointing to lose against Hull last week so it was important we got the three points."


    Baykeens: Gabbidon scores for the first time ever. Who saw this coming? This is an absolutely bizarre weekend of football.

    Matthew Scott: Not impressed by Giaccherini. Looks like the sort of player who will only be good when surrounded by good players.

    David Ljunggren: Just seen Ben Arfa's goal for Newcastle. What were the Palace defenders thinking? They might as well have laid out a red carpet.

  70. 1756: 
    Crystal Palace 1-0 Sunderland

    This is turning into an end-to-end game, with neither side content to sit back, and Palace winger Jason Puncheon drives at the Sunderland defence before firing a low shot narrowly wide.

  71. 1754: 
    Crystal Palace 1-0 Sunderland

    While Sunderland's build-up play is good, with Emanuele Giaccherini pulling the strings, they appear to lack a presence up front as Connor Wickham flashes a shot well wide from the edge of the area.

  72. 1752: 
    MANAGER REACTION- West Ham 0-1 Stoke
    Stoke celebrate Jermaine Pennant's winner

    Stoke boss Mark Hughes on Jermaine Pennant, who he re-signed this summer after the winger had left the Potters... and saw him score a spectacular free-kick winner soon after bringing him off the bench at Upton Park today: "Jermaine is a talented boy, and I'm really pleased that he's still with us. I know he's had his problems in the past but since I've come through the door he's been excellent, and he is always a threat with his natural ability."

  73. 1752: 
    Crystal Palace 1-0 Sunderland

    Sunderland are looking more threatening as they spread the ball wide - Ondrej Celustka flashing a ball across the box which evades everyone and goes out of play. Better from the Black Cats.

  74. 1748: 
    PENALTY APPEAL- Crystal Palace 1-0 Sunderland

    Sunderland appeal for a penalty when Adam Johnson's header back across goal hits Dean Moxey on the arm. It would have been harsh, however, and the referee rightly waves play on.

  75. 1745: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Cardiff 0-0 Everton
    Cardiff boss Malky Mackay

    Here is Cardiff manager Malky Mackay's take on that big Everton penalty shout: "I only saw it at the time, I have not seen a replay. I suppose it was close. Gary Medel feels he never made contact and that Leighton Baines was looking for the penalty all the way."

    And on Cardiff's gritty defensive display: "We knew if we didn't bring our 'A game' then we would be punished. Everton like crosses and getting the ball wide so it was a different challenge to Manchester City last week, who like to play through the middle. We defended well and it was a game of few chances."

  76. 1744: 
    Crystal Palace 1-0 Sunderland

    Sunderland are doing their best to build from the back but Crystal Palace are content to let them have the ball in such areas before closing down and winning the ball back in midfield. A disciplined performance so far from Ian Holloway's men.


    Alex Dewhurst: Burnley smashing Derby 3-0 on their own soil.

    Jon Richardson: Burnley winning 3-0 at Pride Park! Come on you Clarets

    James Beedie: Excellent 4-1 win for Bury. Our goal scoring form continues, 9 in seven days

    Let us know what you think was the best result today using #resultoftheday

  78. 1742: 
    Platini gets goals - and a France win
    Michel Platini

    Uefa president Michel Platini did get some goals in the end, and a France victory to celebrate too, in the final of the Uefa women's Under-19 Championship at Llanelli's Parc y Scarlets. England's tournament-long shut-out was ended when France scored twice in extra-time, first through a deflected Sandie Toletti header from a corner, and then when Aminata Diallo nodded in when a Toletti cross was not cleared.

    Platini will be back in Wales this time next year too by the way - the Uefa Super Cup is in Cardiff in 2014.

  79. 1739: 
    GOAL- Crystal Palace 1-0 Sunderland - Daniel Gabbidon (9 mins)

    The Eagles have lift-off. It's not the best goal which we'll ever see at Selhurst Park, but it's got the Palace fans off their seats and singing. A corner comes in from the left and, after a goalmouth scramble, the ball appears to come off Daniel Gabbidon before nestling in the back of the net.

  80. 1739: 
    Crystal Palace 0-0 Sunderland

    An early sighter for Sunderland goalkeeper Keiren Westwood as Palace's Jose Campana tries his luck from 25 yards but his shot is saved.


    Luke Jones: Bournemouth, having conceeded 11 in our last two away games, to win 1-0 away to Doncaster was vital.

    Oli Trout: Crawley Town at Peterborough, who in the week smashed Reading for 6.

    Shohidur Rahman: Kidderminister 0-2 Luton. Battle of the promotion contenders. The mighty Luton came out on top.

    Let us know what you think was the best result today using #resultoftheday

  82. 1737: 
    Crystal Palace 0-0 Sunderland

    Sunderland's Italian forward Emanuele Giaccherini is dropping deep trying to get the visitors moving in the right direction and he's looking busy so far. It appears he has licence to roam this afternoon.

  83. 1734: 
    Crystal Palace 0-0 Sunderland

    Crystal Palace are in traditional colours today, but Sunderland are in their away kit - a bright yellow effort. It's not the best kit I've ever seen.


    Chris Phillips: Charlton getting their first win of the season at home to Leicester.

    James: Blackpool 1-0 Watford. We are top of the league!

    Mark Catt: Chester winning away at Wrexham after five defeats on their return too the Conference.

  85. 1730: 
    KICK-OFF- Crystal Palace 0-0 Sunderland

    The whistle goes and we are under way at Selhurst Park, where the atmosphere is absolutely rocking. Already, Paolo Di Canio has been in and out of his seat twice in sixty seconds.

  86. 1730: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Cardiff 0-0 Everton
    Everton boss Roberto Martinez

    Everton boss Roberto Martinez on why Leighton Baines did not make more of Everton's appeal for a first-half penalty after he was taken out by a sliding Gary Medel: "I think Leighton was shocked because you do not get many situations where the player goes to ground like that and does not touch the ball. It was such a clear incident that I thought the referee must have had his view blocked for him not to give it. We were very shocked not to get a penalty."

  87. 1728: 
    Crystal Palace v Sunderland (1730 BST)

    I'm looking forward to this match, even if it's just to watch Ian Holloway and Paolo Di Canio on the touchline. Two absolute characters who have looked like exploding in the first two matches of the season.


    Paul via text: Well done Mark Hughes. Had his critics but he's doing well so far at Stoke. Even trying to implement a new style while winning. Good on him.

    Phil Moss in Liverpool via text: Far too many times we are attempting to pass the ball into the net which simply isn't working. Getting tired of this Everton!


    Adrian Pritchard: Ryan Lowe's 90th minute penalty to give Tranmere a 1-0 win and first league win of the season.

    Phil Hoyle: 4-1 win for Blackburn. Nothing beats winning against one of your local rivals.

    Tom Holmes: For me it's Charlton's 2-1 win at home to Leicester. Their first win and Leicester's first loss. Complete role-reversal.

    Let us know what you think was the best result today using #resultoftheday

  90. 1726: 
    Crystal Palace v Sunderland (1730 BST)
    Crystal Palace eagle

    The atmosphere is building at Selhurst Park as an eagle - the club's mascot - is released and swoops down to pitchside. How long has that been happening, Palace fans? I like it. As long as Millwall don't start releasing a lion five minutes before kick-off...


    Kenny Jarvis: Cannot believe Everton spent our transfer budget on Kone. Give me Anichebe any day.

    Mohammed Baha: Looks like Cardiff is gonna be one of those places this season, an absolute fortress.

    Justin Kee Son: Surprised no big teams have gone for Ben Arfa. C'mon Wenger make a cheeky bid!

    Kevin Kilbane on Final ScoreNorwich 1-0 Southampton

    "Nathan Redmond is a good signing from Birmingham and Chris Hughton has brought in a player he knows. He has given Norwich a boost and you can tell he is a good lad and he brings something different to the dressing room."

    You can watch Final Score on the BBC Sport website and on the red button.


    Chris Turkington: 4-1 to Blackburn Rovers, bodes well for the rest of the season provided nobody snaps up Jordan Rhodes.

    Joe Edward: Portsmouth 0 Chesterfield 2. A result that Pompey cannot take sitting down.

    Peter Riley: PNE claimed a first league victory of the season beating Walsall away. 3 goals scored and a clean sheet, huge platform.

    Let us know what you think was the best result today using #resultoftheday

  94. 1721: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Newcastle 1-0 Fulham
    Alan Pardew & Yohan Cabaye

    Newcastle boss Alan Pardew on whether Yohan Cabaye is staying after appearing for the first time this season against Fulham: "It doesn't mean he's staying because the window is staying open until 11pm on Monday. It's a worry and we've marked his agent's card that if he wants to do business then he should do it early.

    "The fans got it right, it was a mixed reaction, some were saying Newcastle comes first and others welcoming him because he's a great player."

    Kevin Kilbane on Final ScoreWest Ham 0-1 Stoke

    "You cannot take away what Tony Pulis has done for Stoke but the supporters called out for change and he stood aside. Mark Hughes struggled at QPR but now at Stoke he has probably found the club that suits him. He needs to change the style and he is doing that from top to bottom."

  96. 1719: 

    Celtic are in talks to take Manchester United left-back Alex Buttner on loan and have had a bid rejected for Peterborough United striker Lee Tomlin. The Scottish champions are expected to increase their £1.2m offer for 24-year-old Englishman Tomlin.

    Buttner's move depends on Man Utd winning their battle to sign Leighton Baines from Everton, according to the 24-year-old's agent, Aleksandar Bursac.

    "Talks are ongoing and we hope that something will happen," he said.


    Siddharth Vinay: Magpies win for me, not a great score for a fan but a win after a series of losses, should raise their spirits up.

    James Roberts: Chester beating arch rivals Wrexham 2-0 to pick up their first points of the season.

    Peter Andrew: Orient winning first five league games in a row making club history and staying top! Orient 2-1 Colchester

    Let us know what you think was the best result today using #resultoftheday

    MOTD's Steve Bower at Selhurst ParkCrystal Palace v Sunderland (1730 BST)

    "A victory at Selhurst Park for either of these clubs and their managers would be a most welcome and timely one. Both Ian Holloway and Paolo Di Canio have had an uncomfortable couple of weeks and will see this as an opportunity for a much needed lift.

    "There'll be no shortage of passion and entertainment in the technical areas but all both managers will care about is getting three points. If there is a winner, they'll receive a huge psychological boost ahead of the international break."

  99. 1712:  

    Mamadou Sakho and Tiago Ilori have undergone medicals with Liverpool after the Anfield club agreed fees for both central defenders. Sakho, the Paris St-Germain and France defender, will cost Liverpool £18m, while they will pay Sporting Lisbon around £7m for Ilori.

    Both players are expected to be at Anfield on Sunday to watch the Premier League match with Manchester United. Liverpool are increasingly hopeful of adding winger Victor Moses on a season-long loan as talks with Chelsea continue.

    A deal to take goalkeeper Shay Given on loan from Aston Villa is, however, likely to go to the wire on deadline day.


    Chris Spencer: Wrexham 0 - Chester 2. Fantastic result!

    James Hunter: Swindon 5-0 Crewe. No let-up after dumping QPR out of the League Cup on Tuesday.

    Dan Nellist: A very poor Man City getting three points to stay in touch with the others.

    Let us know what you think was the best result today using #resultoftheday

  101. 1711: 
    LINE-UPS- Crystal Palace v Sunderland (1730 BST)

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

    Sunderland: Westwood, Celustka, Diakite, O'Shea, Colback, Giaccherini, Vaughan, Larsson, Johnson, Ji, Wickham. Subs: Cabral, Fletcher, Moberg Karlsson, Cuellar, Mannone, Roberge, Mavrias.

    Referee: Lee Probert (Wiltshire)

  102. 1710: 
    TEAM NEWS- Crystal Palace v Sunderland (1730 BST)

    Crystal Palace make wholesale changes to the side that lost to Bristol City in the Capital One Cup with Julian Speroni, Mile Jedinak and Marouane Chamakh returning to the side. Sunderland make five changes to the team that defeated the MK Dons in the League Cup with Connor Wickham starting up front, while Keiran Westwood, Sebastian Larsson, Modibo Diakite and Emanuele Giaccherini also start.

  103. 1709: 
    Crystal Palace v Sunderland (1730 BST)

    As you might have gathered from that previous entry, we still have a late Premier League kick-off to look forward to. Shall we get stuck into some team news? Go on then.


    Benjamin Andrew: Fulham in freefall. Old players, whose better days are behind them, outplayed week in week out. Something needs to change

    Andrew Martindale: If we are to stay comfortably safe from relegation we need to find an improvement on Gouffran, he is a very poor player.

    Mike Lee: If Gouffran had scored against West Ham, people would be saying that nufc have had a good solid start to the season

  105. 1707: 

    So what was the result of the day? Whether you are a supporter of a Premier League club or follow a team in the Scottish Highlands, I want to know your contender for the best victory. Send in your suggestions using #resultoftheday on Twitter.

  106. 1706: 

    Championship strugglers Barnsley claimed their first win of the season by beating Huddersfield while Nottingham Forest suffered their first defeat, losing 2-1 at Wigan. Blackburn thrashed struggling Bolton 4-1 and Derby were soundly beaten by Burnley 3-0 at Pride Park, with Sean Dyche's side moving up to third in the table.

    Kevin Lisbie's header helped League One leaders Leyton Orient to a 2-1 win at Colchester, their first away win against the U's since 1951 and it also sees them secure their best-ever start to a season with five consecutive victories.

    Wolves, who won 3-0 at Port Vale, move above Peterborough into second place, after the Posh's perfect start came to an end with a 2-0 home defeat by Crawley. Chesterfield move to the top of League Two as a 1-0 win at Portsmouth saw them leapfrog Oxford, who were held at home by Rochdale.

  107. 1703: 
    Newcastle 1-0 Fulham

    Nobody will be more pleased with victory this afternoon than Newcastle. Charles Daniels [see tweet below] is spot on, Newcastle look a different side with Yohan Cabaye and Hatem Ben Arfa in there. But will the French duo still be around when that transfer window closes on Monday night?

  108. 1701: 

    Not many goals around in the Premier League this afternoon, but plenty of things to talk about. So where does it leave the table? Manchester City climb to second behind Chelsea following their lunchtime victory over Hull while Stoke's victory over West Ham moves them to fifth. Norwich are up to eighth and Newcastle 11th.


    Hussain Osman: Why Everton appointed Martinez I will never know, relegation battle year in year out with Wigan then finally down.

    James Cornish: I'm getting sick of Everton dominating games and drawing, our toughest game so far this season was Stevenage!

    Charles Daniels: Newcastle look dangerous with Ben Arfa, Cisse, Remy and Gouffran playing in front of Cabaye and Sissoko.

  110. 1656: 
    Platini's wait for a goal goes on...

    There are not many goals in England's top flight today, but there have been even fewer in Wales. Well, at least in Cardiff and Llanelli anyway. They are into extra-time at Llanelli's Parc y Scarlets, where England and France are goalless in the final of the Uefa women's Under-19 Championship. Michel Platini is still there, I think.


    Tim, London via text: Really worried about Fulham. Three poor performances this season, and two of them against not very good sides (apologies to the north east). I'm not sure the new chairman is impressed, and think Jol may need to start looking over his shoulder already.

  112. 1652: 
    FULL-TIME- West Ham 0-1 Stoke

    West Ham miss their chance to go top of the Premier League as Stoke earn their third victory in a week under new manager Mark Hughes.

  113. 1652: 
    FULL-TIME- Cardiff 0-0 Everton

    A hard-fought point for both teams, with Everton coming close to snatching it but Cardiff worthy of the draw for their work ethic alone.

  114. 1652: 
    FULL-TIME- Norwich 1-0 Southampton

    Norwich hold on to record their first Premier League victory of the season. But Saints will be aggrieved - they might have had a penalty in the first half when Bradley Johnson appeared to handle in the box while Adam Lallana hit the post.

  115. 1652: 
    Cardiff 0-0 Everton

    Everton substitute Gerard Deulofeu has been a busy boy since coming on. The ball is played to him from a corner and he fizzes an inviting low ball across the six-yard box. It only needs a touch to be diverted home but none of his team-mates made a run. The last league meeting between these two sides ended 8-3 to the Toffees but they have left it a bit late to run up a similar scoreline today.

  116. 1651: 
    FULL-TIME- Newcastle 1-0 Fulham

    Moments after David Stockdale makes a superb one-handed save from Yoan Gouffran, the full-time whistle goes and Newcastle take all three points.


    Nathan Coverdale: With Ben Arfa and Loic Remy, Newcastle look really good going forward.

  118. 1649: 
    West Ham 0-1 Stoke

    West Ham are throwing bodies forward trying to find an equaliser but, after a spot of pinball in the box, the move breaks down and Stoke look to be heading for all three points.

  119. 1647: 
    Cardiff 0-0 Everton

    Gerard Deulofeu has come on to make his Premier League debut for Everton, replacing Kevin Mirallas, and the Spanish youngster is clearly keen to make a splash during his loan spell from Barcelona. Deulofeu makes room for a shot from the edge of the box but smashes the ball straight at Cardiff keeper David Marshall. Everton are the team doing the pressing but there is still no way through this resolute Bluebirds defence.

  120. 1647: 
    INJURY TIME- Newcastle 1-0 Fulham

    We've got four minutes of time added on at St James' Park. Newcastle are not sitting back though, forcing a corner which they use to keep the ball down in the Fulham half.

  121. 1647: 
    CLOSE!- Norwich 1-0 Southampton

    Southampton push for an equaliser but nearly concede a second goal. A Norwich counter-attack ends with Nathan Redmond, who scored the only goal of the game so far, forcing a fine save from Artur Boruc, who diverts the ball wide.

  122. 1646: 

    It's turning into a very bad day for Crewe, who are now 5-0 down at QPR's League Cup conquerors Swindon. The Alex have now conceded 12 goals in their first five games. Ryan Mason has scored three of the Robins' goals.


    Simon Brown: Is this lack of risk taking in the Premier League this season a symptom of the over sacking of managers in the last few years?

  124. 1643: 
    Cardiff 0-0 Everton

    Everton's forward players have been feeding on scraps in front of the Cardiff goal for most of this second half but substitute Arouna Kone has just forced David Marshall into an excellent save from point-blank range when a Leighton Baines cross bounced into his path. It would not have counted anyway - the flag is up because Kone was offside - but neither he or Marshall knew that.

    Moments later, Baines decides to have a pop himself from 30 yards out. He gets plenty of power behind his strike but it swerves away from Marshall's goal, rather than towards it. Baines yells at himself in frustration - it has been that kind of day for the Toffees.

  125. 1643: 
    GOAL- Newcastle 1-0 Fulham -Hatem Ben Arfa (86 mins)

    Absolutely world-class. Newcastle finally get the goal their play deserves when Hatem Ben Arfa cuts in from the right and fires a shot beyond David Stockdale and into the top of the net. That's three in three against Fulham for the mercurial Frenchman since he moved to the Premier League.

  126. 1642: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Newcastle 0-0 Fulham

    That would have been some story. Newcastle have absolutely battered Fulham in the last 20 minutes, but they almost go behind when Fabricio Coloccini slips in the area and allows Adel Taarabt to fire in a shot which Tim Krul saves.


    Corin Wright: If Everton lose this they have only themselves to blame. In terms of turning possession in into anything they've been awful.

  128. 1638: 
    GOAL- West Ham 0-1 Stoke - Jermaine Pennant (82 mins)

    The goals are flooding in now. We have our second of the afternoon as Stoke substitute Jermaine Pennant steps up for a free-kick 25 yards out and curls it into Jussi Jaaskelainen's bottom corner. A superb finish.

    Steve Claridge, BBC Radio 5 live at Cardiff City StadiumCardiff 0-0 Everton

    "Cardiff's work ethic is exceptional and that is what has got the home crowd on their feet and behind them today. Malky Mackay's side are chasing everything and closing Everton down whenever they get near their area. That is why chances have been so few and far between."

  130. 1637: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Newcastle 0-0 Fulham

    It's like the Alamo at St James' Park now. First Yoan Gouffran slides the ball across the six-yard box and Hatem Ben Arfa picks it up and his low shot is saved at his near post by David Stockdale. Then, moments later, Gouffran heads wide from six yards out. Unmarked too. That was the chance.

  131. 1635: 
    HITS THE WOODWORK- Newcastle 0-0 Fulham

    Newcastle have done everything but score here - again it's Hatem Ben Arfa with the spark as his header is hammered against the bar by Papiss Cisse.

  132. 1634: 

    Kevin Lisbie scores against his old club as Leyton Orient go back ahead at Colchester which could see them securing their best-ever start to a season by winning five out of five.

    I didn't realise Kevin Lisbie was still playing. How old is he now?


    Russell Reynolds: Redmond really stepping up this year. Won't be long before he gets a full England call-up.

  134. 1632: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Newcastle 0-0 Fulham

    Newcastle manager Alan Pardew finally turns to Loic Remy, bringing on the French forward in place of Sylvain Marveaux. Already he looks to have given the Magpies a fresh dimension.

  135. 1631: 
    Cardiff 0-0 Everton

    There's not been much in the way of entertainment at the Cardiff City Stadium, but once again we've seen just how good Ross Barkley is. The young Everton midfielder has run the show - even helping out at the back by clearing two headers at the near post in the last couple of minutes.

    BBC Sport's Garth Crooks on Final ScoreNewcastle 0-0 Fulham

    "The fans can be a determining point in a player staying. Newcastle fans could have swung Yohan Cabaye round and showed he is still loved. Rooney wants to be loved, Suarez wants to be loved. These players want to be reminded they are the top men."

    You can watch Final Score on the BBC Sport website and on the red button.

    Kevin Kilbane on Final ScoreNorwich 1-0 Southampton

    "Nathan Redmond has had an outstanding start to the season. Chris Hughton plays him on the left side where he can come inside and cause problems and that is what he has done for that goal."

    You can watch Final Score on the BBC Sport website and on the red button.

  138. 1627: 

    Barnsley 2-1 Huddersfield

    Birmingham 0-1 Ipswich

    Blackburn 3-1 Bolton

    Blackpool 0-0 Watford

    Brighton 0-1 Millwall

    Charlton 2-1 Leicester

    Derby 0-2 Burnley

    Doncaster 0-1 Bournemouth

    Middlesbrough 1-1 Sheff Wed

    Wigan 2-1 Nottm Forest

    Yeovil 0-0 Reading

  139. 1626: 
    GOAL- Norwich 1-0 Southampton - Nathan Redmond (68 mins)

    Do not adjust your screens. We do have a Premier League goal, thanks to that man Nathan Redmond. A cross-field pass picks out the ex-Birmingham youngster on the left, who drives forward before cutting inside and planting a low shot into the bottom corner of the net. Thanks, Nathan - you've spared us a goalless Premier League three o'clock.

    BBC Sport's Garth Crooks on Final ScoreBIG SEASON FOR LIVERPOOL

    "I think Tottenham have a better side so I would be surprised if they let Liverpool into the top four before them but they will be battling for it. Liverpool have made some good signings but the big thing for them is keeping Suarez. There seems to be a big swing back to the clubs who are telling players like Suarez and Rooney at Manchester United that they leave on the club's terms if they have a contract."

  141. 1625: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Norwich 0-0 Southampton

    Southampton make a change as captain Adam Lallana, who hit the post in the first half, comes off and is replaced by Uruguayan midfielder Gaston Ramirez.

  142. 1624: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Newcastle 0-0 Fulham

    Yohan Cabaye breathes a mighty sigh of relief as Bryan Ruiz gets his free-kick up and over the wall but Tim Krul makes a superb diving save to deny the Fulham forward.

  143. 1624: 
    Cardiff 0-0 Everton

    Cardiff's best moment of the match, as Craig Bellamy bursts into the area to get on the end of a precise through-ball. He takes the ball past Tim Howard but his touch is far, far too heavy and he takes it so far wide that he is almost in the stands - Bellamy has to retrieve it near the by-line, and a ball back across goal comes to nothing.

    That might have been the Bluebirds' best moment... but they did not even end up having a shot. That's the story of their game so far.

  144. 1623: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Newcastle 0-0 Fulham

    Yohan Cabaye is brought on to try and energise Newcastle, and he is given a mixed reception by Magpies fans. His first contribution? To give away a free-kick on the edge of his own penalty area.

  145. 1622: 

    Barnsley could be on course for their first win of the season as they are beating Yorkshire rivals Huddersfield 2-0 in the Championship.

    Leigh Griffiths scores his fourth goal of the season as Wolves go 1-0 up on Port Vale to close the gap on League One leaders Peterborough and Leyton Orient.

    Two of last season's League Two play-off qualifiers, Cheltenham and Northampton continue to struggle to find form with the Robins 3-1 down at Bury and the Cobblers behind at Bristol Rovers.

  146. 1621: 
    SUBSTITUTION- West Ham 0-0 Stoke

    Big Sam decides to shake things up at Upton Park, sending on Ravel Morrison for Stewart Downing. No real chances for either side so far in the second half.


    JB via text: The last couple of years the teams in the Premier League were taking so many more risks trying to score goals and win games. Now everyone seems content to shut up shop and hope for the best. Boring.

  148. 1619: 
    CLOSE!- Newcastle 0-0 Fulham

    Have we done something to upset the Premier League goalscoring gods this afternoon? We're still no nearer as Hatem Ben Arfa cuts in from the right and fires in a shot which David Stockdale gathers.

  149. 1617: 
    Cardiff 0-0 Everton

    Craig Bellamy fires in a free-kick from 30 yards out which curls over the wall but is comfortably caught by Everton keeper Tim Howard. It came after Marouane Fellaini hauled back Fraizer Campbell, something the Cardiff striker did not appreciate. He reacted angrily but referee Anthony Taylor kept his cards in his pocket. Keep your hair on, Marouane.

  150. 1617: 
    CLOSE!- Norwich 0-0 Southampton

    Nathan Redmond looks like being a quality signing for Norwich City, and the former Birmingham winger drives forward again and his cross picks out Johan Elmander but the Swedish striker heads over the bar.

  151. 1615: 
    Newcastle 0-0 Fulham

    Yohan Cabaye is indeed told to warm up, but the Newcastle fans don't know whether to cheer or boo him. So they do a bit of both.

  152. 1614: 
    Newcastle 0-0 Fulham

    It's all gone a bit flat at St James' Park, with Hatem Ben Arfa the only player showing real urgency for the Magpies - driving forward at every opportunity and firing over from the edge of the area. Time for Yohan and Loic, Monsieur Pardew?

  153. 1612: 
    West Ham 0-0 Stoke
    Ray Winstone

    Ray Winstone is at Upton Park cheering on his beloved Hammers this afternoon. I wonder if he was on the pitch at half-time dishing out some betting odds?

  154. 1611: 
    Cardiff 0-0 Everton

    It's beginning to open up in Cardiff, with Ross Barkley beginning to impose himself on the game. The young Toffees midfielder drives forward and plays a cute pass to Nikica Jelavic whose first touch is poor and the striker lifts the ball over the bar.

  155. 1609: 
    OUCH!- West Ham 0-0 Stoke

    Winston Reid looked to be in some trouble at Upton Park, having landed heavily on his shoulder while making an aerial challenge on Kenwyne Jones. But the Kiwi is made of sterner stuff than most and has returned to the pitch despite looking to be in some considerable pain initially. Other than that, goalmouth action is at a premium so far since the resumption.

    BBC Sport's Garth Crooks on Final ScoreARSENAL'S PROBLEMS

    "Arsenal are in a big predicament and teams are going to know you are desperate for players and will ask for more money. Arsene Wenger doesn't like paying the player's value but will have to pay even more now. Tottenham have gone about it in the right way."

    You can watch Final Score on the BBC Sport website and on the red button.

  157. 1608: 
    CLOSE!- Norwich 0-0 Southampton

    Dani Osvaldo is beginning to show the predatory instincts which made Southampton break their transfer record to sign him, the striker spinning in the area and firing in a shot from 12 yards which John Ruddy does well to save.

  158. 1606: 
    Cardiff 0-0 Everton

    A lively start for Cardiff after the break, with Kim Bo-kyung getting free down the left but nobody can get on the end of his cross. The ball then lands at the feet of Matthew Connolly who puts in another cross, which is cleared, before the defender gets the ball back and his shot flashes wide.

  159. 1604: 
    KICK-OFF- Norwich 0-0 Southampton

    The action has also resumed at Carrow Road and in the game between Cardiff and Everton in south Wales. Now for some goals.

  160. 1603: 

    Barnsley 2-0 Huddersfield

    Birmingham 0-1 Ipswich

    Blackburn 2-1 Bolton

    Blackpool 0-0 Watford

    Brighton 0-0 Millwall

    Charlton 1-0 Leicester

    Derby 0-2 Burnley

    Doncaster 0-1 Bournemouth

    Middlesbrough 0-1 Sheff Wed

    Wigan 2-1 Nottm Forest

    Yeovil 0-0 Reading

  161. 1601: 
    KICK-OFF- West Ham 0-0 Stoke

    We are under way at Upton Park, where West Ham will hope to continue their proud record of not conceding a goal yet this season. We're also playing against at St James' Park.


    Scott Morrell: Pardew needs to bring on Remy now. One goal can kickstart this season for the Toon.

    Rob Gibson: A Newcastle team full of internationals with one shot on target against West Ham and Fulham? I blame Pardew.

  163. 1600: 
    No goals for Platini either...
    Uefa president Michel Platini

    No goals in any of our 1500 BST Premier League games so far, and Uefa president Michel Platini is also witnessing a stalemate in the final of the Uefa women's Under-19 Championship at Llanelli's Parc y Scarlets. England are hanging on a bit, though, and have needed several good stops by goalkeeper Elizabeth Durack to keep France at bay and maintain their record of not conceding a goal in this tournament.


    Chris, Whitley Bay via text: Confident and intelligent play from Newcastle so far but where are the goals? Lacking in the final third. A competent and inventive striker is required as soon as possible.

  165. 1559: 

    BBC Sport's Gary Rose at Ewood Park: "Plenty of entertainment is being served up in this Lancashire derby as Blackburn have their noses in front at the break. David Dunn rolled back the years to open the scoring with a fine solo goal, effortlessly dancing his way through defenders before finishing and Jordan Rhodes made it 2-0 with a clinical finish. Bolton are still in this, though, as defender Alex Baptiste smashed home just before the break. It bodes well for the second the half."

  166. 1559: 

    In League One, Leyton Orient and Peterborough's perfect records are in danger of coming to an end with the O's being held to a 1-1 draw by Colchester and Peterborough a goal behind at home to Crawley.

    Third-placed Wolves are drawing 0-0 at Port Vale and if Coventry hold onto their lead at Shrewsbury they will have wiped out their 10-point deduction at full-time.

    League Two leaders Oxford are 1-0 up against Rochdale while winless Accrington and Hartlepool are drawing 0-0 against Burton and Torquay respectively.

    Steve Claridge, BBC Radio 5 live at Cardiff City StadiumCardiff 0-0 Everton
    Cardiff boss Malky Mackay

    "Everton have been good at times but they have not made the best of their opportunities. In terms of entertainment, it was not a great half but, from a managerial perspective, Cardiff boss Malky Mackay will be delighted with how hard his side have worked defensively to get in at the break with the game still goalless."

  168. 1554: 
    PLAYER REACTION- Man City 2-0 Hull City

    Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure, who scored a cracking late free-kick to seal his side's hard-fought win: "It was quite difficult playing against a very good opponent, but we continued to push on and the two goals were deserved. We know this year is going to be difficult as every team that comes here will make it difficult, but in the second half we were much better than in the first."

    BBC Sport's Ben Smith was at the Etihad earlier today as Manuel Pellegrini's Manchester City side got their second win of the season against Hull City, read his match report here.

  169. 1553: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Man City 2-0 Hull City
    Hull City boss Steve Bruce

    It is fair to say that Hull City boss Steve Bruce was pleased with his side's display at Etihad Stadium, despite the result: "My players can be very, very proud of their performance, they were terrific. We just have to take one of these chances, we cannot come here and have chances like we have had and not take one. The way we played, against one of the best teams in Europe, gives us enormous confidence. I think we have proved to a few people that we can play at this level."

  170. 1552: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Man City 2-0 Hull City
    Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini

    Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini on his side's performance in their win over Hull: "It was hard work, every match is going to be hard work. Hull defended very well. We know you have to give 100% to win every match but I think today that we were more concentrated in defence than the last game against Cardiff."

  171. 1551: 

    So there we have it. The race for top spot on Match of the Day is still firmly within reach for everyone this afternoon. While the teams take a half-time break, here's some reaction from today's lunchtime kick-off.


    Tom Moss: After the shocker at the Emirates, Anthony Taylor seems to be heading in the same way in Cardiff. Truly puzzling decisions.

    Ross Bligdon: Referee Anthony Taylor is a joke. Was a stone wall penalty and he missed Bellamy elbowing Baines.

  173. 1549:  
    MOTD's John Motson at Carrow RoadHALF-TIME- Norwich 0-0 Southampton

    "It has been entertaining and Norwich have had more of the game but Southampton's Adam Lallana came closest to scoring when his shot thudded against the post.

    "There have been two penalty shouts, one against Norwich's Bradley Johnson and one against Southampton's Calum Chambers but both players were very close when the ball was driven against them."

  174. 1549:  
    MOTD's Steve Wilson at Cardiff City StadiumHALF-TIME- Cardiff 0-0 Everton

    "It is goalless at half-time but we saw a big push from Everton before the break and they will be protesting about having that penalty appeal turned down for a long time."

  175. 1548: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Cardiff 0-0 Everton

    We're destined to get to half-time without a Premier league goal in the 3pm kick-offs, aren't we? Everton striker Nikica Jelavic evades his marker to head Seamus Coleman's cross towards goal but, despite taking a deflection off Ben Turner, the effort is well saved by Ben Marshall.

  176. 1546:  
    MOTD's Conor McNamara at St James' ParkHALF-TIME- Newcastle 0-0 Fulham

    "Another 45 minutes of football and still no Premier League goals for Newcastle this season. Fabricio Coloccini came closest with a header which deflected off his team-mate Papiss Cisse."

  177. 1546:  
    MOTD's Simon Brotherton at Upton ParkHALF-TIME- West Ham 0-0 Stoke

    "Honours even at half-time, Stoke have made more of the running and only a good stop from Jussi Jaaskelainen denied Jon Walters. It's all to play for in the second half, but it's disappointing from the home side in particular."

    Kevin Kilbane on Final ScoreCardiff 0-0 Everton

    "I thought it was a penalty. Baines stepped back inside the penalty area and he has been cleared out. A clear penalty for me."

    You can watch Final Score on the BBC Sport website and on the red button.

  179. 1544: 
    Newcastle 0-0 Fulham

    It's not Newcastle's day so far as Hatem Ben Arfa fires into Row Z from the edge of the area. I wonder if and when Alan Pardew will turn to Yohan Cabaye and Loic Remy?


    Andrew Percival: Goodison Park is the loudest! Until we concede a goal... then you can hear a pin drop!

  181. 1543: 
    PENALTY APPEAL- Cardiff 0-0 Everton

    Yet another good penalty shout is turned down as Leighton Baines charges into the Cardiff area and is brought down in full flight by Gary Medel. Referee Anthony Taylor waves play on, but Everton are on top now. The hosts are having to work hard to get to half-time intact.

  182. 1541: 
    HITS THE WOODWORK- Norwich 0-0 Southampton

    How are Southampton not in front? After a free-kick is cleared to the edge of the area, Adam Lallana rifles in a shot which crashes against the post. I think the woodwork is still vibrating now. What a hit. No goal though.

  183. 1537: 

    Super sub Alan Gow scores an equaliser for Exeter just 15 seconds after replacing the injured John O'Flynn.

    Click here for all the latest scores in League Two.


    Simon Richardson: Both noisy and relentlessly enthusiastic, Norwich fans filled the ground with screaming fans in League 1 and do the same in the Premier League.

  185. 1536: 
    Cardiff 0-0 Everton

    Another Everton chance, again from a ball into the box. This time, Leighton Baines bends a free-kick into the area and Phil Jagielka meets it with a looping header that drops just short and wide of the Cardiff goal.

  186. 1535: 
    PENALTY APPEAL- Norwich 0-0 Southampton

    Norwich have a penalty shout at Carrow Road when Ricky van Wolfswinkel's header back across the penalty area hits the hand of Calum Chambers but referee Howard Webb, who denied Southampton an earlier penalty, again is unmoved. The referee probably gets that one just about right.

  187. 1534: 
    West Ham 0-0 Stoke

    West Ham could end the afternoon top of the Premier League if they win today and, while they are second best against Stoke, they do create a decent chance when Modibo Maiga heads wide from Matt Jarvis's cross.

    West Ham
  188. 1534: 
    Cardiff 0-0 Everton

    After more than half-an-hour of play Everton's first clear sight of goal has just ended in a horrible waste. The visitors work the ball superbly out to Nikica Jelavic out on the left and his cross is met in front of goal by Kevin Mirallas - but the Belgian gets his connection all wrong and cannot even steer his header on target. He holds his head in his hands and you can see why - that was a great chance.

  189. 1532: 
    CLOSE!- Newcastle 0-0 Fulham

    Newcastle must surely score soon. Papiss Cisse goes close for the second time in as many minutes, holding off the challenge of Brede Hangeland and firing in from a narrow angle but David Stockdale is up to the task.


    Andrew Priestley: As far as noisy Premier League fans go, Stoke City can fairly get the Britannia Stadium rocking when they're in the mood!

  191. 15:26: 

    In League One, David Mooney's early goal has given Leyton Orient the chance of extending their perfect record in League One, they are 1-0 up at Colchester. But it's not such good news for the O's in-form top-of-the-table rivals Peterborough, who are losing 1-0 to Crawley.

    Steve Claridge, BBC Radio 5 live at Cardiff City StadiumCardiff 0-0 Everton

    "There have not been many chances about but this is a decent game. You can see why Cardiff made things difficult for Man City last week. They are extremely well-organised and have picked up each Everton man - the visitors are finding it hard to find space and the only time they have escaped the tight marking has been a couple of times when Ross Barkley has wriggled away from Gary Medel."

  193. 1527: 

    Too many big fat zeroes in that last entry for my liking. It resembles an Australian cricket scorecard. Come on lads, give us a goal.

  194. 1526: 
    Cardiff 0-0 Everton

    Everton's first serious chance of the match comes to nothing as Kevin Mirallas gets under a Leighton Baines cross and his effort loops harmlessly over the bar. The Toffees are enjoying their best spell of the match though, pumping more balls into the box to test the hosts.

  195. 1524: 
    CLOSE!- West Ham 0-0 Stoke

    Stoke go close at Upton Park. Marc Wilson's long-range volley is saved by Jussi Jaaskelainen, then Jonathan Walters's follow-up effort from close range goes straight at the Hammers keeper and away to safety. Big Sam might have to get the teacups out at half-time - his Hammers side are second best at the moment.

    Kevin Kilbane on Final ScoreCardiff 0-0 Everton

    "I think Cardiff are going to target corners again after being successful with it last week against Manchester City. Peter Whittingham has just swung one in but Tim Howard dealt with it for Everton."

    You can watch Final Score on the BBC Sport website and on the red button.

  197. 1523: 
    Newcastle 0-0 Fulham

    Newcastle haven't scored in their last four matches but they are getting closer here as Mathieu Debuchy takes fire from 30 yards out and David Stockdale makes a good save. Still no Premier League goals yet though...

  198. 1521: 
    PENALTY APPEAL- Norwich 0-0 Southampton

    Southampton are unlucky not to be awarded a penalty when Adam Lallana has a pop from outside the box and his shot appears to be handled in the box by Bradley Johnson. The referee, Howard Webb, is in the perfect position to award it but decides to play on. That's one for the Match of the Day lads to chew over later.

  199. 1518: 
    Cardiff 0-0 Everton

    Cardiff's best spell of the game sees them force a succession of corners. Steven Caulker flicks the first one on, and it ends up being deflected wide after flashing across the face of goal. For the second delivery, Tim Howard scrambles across to keep out Peter Whittingham's inswinger at his near post. Howard flaps at it a bit, but does enough to push the ball to safety.


    Cameron Clark: As an Arsenal fan there's no denying that Liverpool have loudest fans.

    Adam: Noisiest Premier League ground - surely the Liberty Stadium upon the arrival of Michael Loud-rup? (I'll show myself out.)

  201. 1517: 
    Norwich 0-0 Southampton

    Is Rickie Lambert turning into a modern-day Matt Le Tissier? The Southampton striker wears number seven, just like 'Le God', and is always pulling the strings in the hole and eyeing up a long-range strike. Still no joy for the Saints though as Artur Boruc saves at close range from Norwich new boy Leroy Fer before Johan Elamnder puts the follow-up wide.

  202. 1514: 
    West Ham 0-0 Stoke

    Stoke's Charlie Adam looks like a man enjoying life under his new manager, and he tries his luck with a free-kick 25 yards from goal but Jussi Jaaskelainen is right behind it in the Hammers goal.

    Steve Claridge, BBC Radio 5 live at Cardiff City StadiumCardiff 0-0 Everton

    "Marouane Fellaini has dropped deep and is patrolling the Everton midfield right in front of the back four, and Ross Barkley has pushed up and is playing off Nikica Jelavic. Roberto Martinez's side are passing the ball around nicely in their own half but they cannot get it forward and cause a threat because they do not have any options up there."

  204. 1512: 
    Cardiff 0-0 Everton

    A lovely back flick by Steven Pienaar sets up Ross Barkley but the midfielder's shot is deflected past the post for an Everton corner. Cardiff defend well and clear the corner.

  205. 1511: 
    Norwich 0-0 Southampton

    Southampton are struggling to get out of their own half at Carrow Road, with Bradley Johnson screwing a shot wide as Norwich continue to look threatening.

  206. 1509: 
    West Ham 0-0 Stoke

    Stoke's League Cup hat-trick hero Kenwyne Jones is looking to pick up where he left off in midweek, and he gets put through on goal but West Ham defender James Collins gets back well to make a last-ditch tackle in the area.

  207. 1507: 
    CLOSE!- Newcastle 0-0 Fulham

    Newcastle are building up a head of steam now - Fabricio Coloccini's free header from a corner being blocked in the six-yard box by Papiss Cisse. The home crowd responds by getting behind the team, while also taking time out to boo former Sunderland striker and current Fulham loanee Darren Bent.

  208. 1505: 
    CLOSE!- Norwich 0-0 Southampton

    A bright start for Norwich at Carrow Road as Nathan Redmond wins the ball in midfield, powers towards goal and shoots just wide.

  209. 1504: 
    Cardiff 0-0 Everton

    It's absolutely rocking at the Cardiff City Stadium, with the home supporters picking up where they left off last week. Their heroes on the pitch have got into the final third twice early on but a killer pass is so far lacking.

  210. 1502: 
    Newcastle 0-0 Fulham

    There's a few nerves knocking around a sun-drenched St James' Park as Newcastle squander possession cheaply a couple of times early on.

    BBC Sport's Garth Crooks on Final ScoreNewcastle 0-0 Fulham

    "Newcastle have had a little bit of something special in the past but people have to be realistic at the club. The opening game against Manchester City was a poor showing. If they lose today and the performance is poor then people start asking questions."

    You can watch Final Score on the BBC Sport website and on the red button.

  212. 1500: 

    Coins tossed, ends picked and hands shaken. We're under way in all four of our 3pm Premier League kick-offs. Who's going to bag first?


    Reading fan Vicci Elliot is at Yeovil's Huish Park with her mum. The Royals will be hoping to get back to winning ways after a 6-0 drubbing in the League Cup against Peterborough in midweek.


    Thomas Fiorilli: Maybe not in the Premier League but when Spurs were in the Champions League, no ground was noisier than White Hart Lane! Some of our best evenings ever!

  215. 1457: 
    LANCASHIRE DERBY- Blackburn v Bolton (1500 BST)
    Jordan Rhodes

    BBC Sport's Gary Rose at Ewood Park: "One of the oldest fixtures the Football League takes place this afternoon as Blackburn host Bolton. The two founder members have aspirations of promotion back to the Premier League this season, but for Blackburn surely much of that ambition is dependant on the future of Jordan Rhodes. The striker scored 29 goals last season and as Monday's 23:00 BST transfer deadline approaches, a lower end Premier League club will surely be tempted to test Blackburn's resolve? Home fans might well be hoping for a low key performance from him today."

    Newcastle v Fulham (1500 BST)

    Match of the Day commentator Conor McNamara is in place at St James' Park for Newcastle v Fulham.

  217. 1455: 
    HAMMERS ON THE UP- West Ham v Stoke (1500 BST)

    West Ham could end the afternoon top of the Premier League if results go their way. Sam Allardyce has quietly put together a decent squad and he will be particularly pleased with the performances of young midfielder Ravel Morrison. The 20-year-old has impressed in pre-season and he scored the winner in the Capital Cup One victory over Cheltenham in midweek. How good is he Hammers fans?

    "Ravel is an emerging talent and we've very pleased with what he did in pre-season for us," Allardyce said. "He is an exceptional talent who we hope we can nurture into the fray. We can see the talent and the only way to do it is to get him in the first team and get some minutes on the board."

  218. 1454: 
    'AN EXAMPLE TO THE REST'- Norwich v Southampton (1500 BST)

    These are giddy times for Southampton fans. Not only are they making their presence felt in the transfer market, but they are also bringing through some top players of their own.

    Luke Shaw and Calum Chambers started both of Saints' opening two Premier League games while 18-year-old James Ward-Prowse has been particularly impressive. In fact, manager Mauricio Pochettino reckons the Saints are an example to the rest of the league.

    "I think it's important to have a good nucleus of home grown players, especially using players from our academy," said Pochettino. "I think this club has been a pioneer in bringing up youth players and taking them to the top divisions. I think Southampton could be a very good example for the rest of English football."

  219. 1452: 
    BIG-HITTING LEON- Norwich v Southampton (1500 BST)

    Former Canaries striker Leon McKenzie is out on the Carrow Road pitch waving to the home crowd before Norwich's match against Southampton.

    McKenzie, who retired from football in 2011 and is now a professional boxer, is a popular figure at Norwich after scoring 22 goals in 81 games between 2003 and 2006, including a double on his debut in a 2-0 win at bitter rivals Ipswich Town.

    The 35-year-old is due to be fighting in Norwich on 14 September in the second bout of his professional boxing career, after winning his opening contest in June.

  220. 1450: 
    MAGPIES STRUGGLING- Newcastle v Fulham (1500 BST)

    The Newcastle supporters know how to create a decent racket too, but they've not had much to sing about in the opening few weeks.

    "If I had been asked during the summer what would pre-season be like, I would have suggested not too dissimilar to how it's been," said manager Alan Pardew. "We had a tough start in terms of Manchester City away with a new manager, and also you could almost sense that one or two of our players would be involved in this window, so I kind of sensed it was coming.

    "But that doesn't mean to say it hasn't been difficult, because it has. It has been a very difficult period and if we can get a win on Saturday and get through to Monday with one or two additions, I will be very, very pleased."

  221. 1447: 
    A NOISY LOT- Cardiff v Everton (1500 BST)
    Cardiff City supporters

    Right then - a quick question for you. Which ground is the noisiest in the Premier League? I think Cardiff City fans laid down an early marker during that victory against Manchester City last weekend.

    And what a victory it was. Bluebirds manager Malky Mackay admitted even he was shocked by the result.

    "Winning against Manchester City was a major shock, we won't hide from that," Mackay told Walesonline. "Now, against Everton, we want more of that same atmosphere in our stadium. We want fans to give us that passion again."

    Have you taken your ear-plugs to the Welsh capital, Everton fans?


    Hazy: Anyone feeling it was wrong to write off the promoted teams before a ball was kicked then, or are City that bad?

    Simon Aindow: Very slow start to the PL season, nobody looking convincing yet at the top.

    Mark Roberts: Least convincing 2-0 win I have seen in a long time.


    Nick, Shrewsbury via text: On the basis of the game on the whole, Hull have been unlucky. Judging purely on the second half, I think City deserve the win.

  224. 1444: 

    BBC Sport's David Ornstein: "Manchester City are on course to complete the signing of Atletico Madrid defender Martin Demichelis before the transfer window closes. The deal has been given the go-ahead after Ajax defender Toby Alderweireld passed a medical at Atletico today."

  225. 1443: 

    Thanks Chris. How are we all? I bet there's a few relieved Manchester City fans after that, while there's plenty for Steve Bruce's Hull to be pleased about. Before we get stuck into the 3pm kick-offs, who wants some transfer news? Go on then...

  226. 1441: 

    And this is where I bid you farewell. Thanks for keeping me company over the last few hours. Marc Higginson will take you through the rest of today's action. Enjoy - especially you, Michel Platini, if you are reading this in Llanelli (see 1130)?

    BBC Radio 5 live's John Hartson at Etihad StadiumMan City 2-0 Hull City

    "Three points for Manchester City but they were hot and cold at times. Sometimes scintillating but without much attacking threat. It was a great goal from Negredo and you won't see a better free-kick from Yaya Toure. Man City won in the end by two goals but it was far from comfortable."

  228. 1438: 
    Man City 1-0 Hull City

    Manchester City are up to second in the Premier League table on the back of that victory. Hull, meanwhile, are down in 13th. Their players trudge off the pitch to be greeted by manager Steve Bruce - he has got to be proud of them today despite the end result.

    BBC Radio 5 live's John Hartson at Etihad StadiumMan City 1-0 Hull City

    "Hull can be proud of themselves, they have been fantastic. I know we expect more from Manchester City but you have to give Hull credit for the way they have played. Hull just have to be wary now they don't concede a third because that would be really harsh. They have been excellent today."

    Listen to full-match commentary on BBC Radio 5 live

  230. 1436: 
    FULL-TIME- Man City 2-0 Hull City

    Don't read too much into that scoreline - it is very hard on Hull. Manchester City get the points but they were far from convincing for most of the match.

    BBC Radio 5 live's John Hartson at Etihad StadiumMan City 2-0 Hull City

    "Technically that was a brilliant piece of skill - fantastic. McGregor has no chance and that was one of the few times today we have seen real quality from Manchester City. Game, set and match. That might be a bit harsh on Hull."

    Listen to full-match commentary on BBC Radio 5 live

  232. 1432: 
    GOAL- Man City 2-0 Hull City - Yaya Toure (90 mins)

    This was worth the wait. Has Yaya Toure been practicing his free-kicks over the summer or what? Just like against Newcastle, he whips his shot over the wall and under the bar - that was unstoppable. Ahmed Elmohamady is back on the line but neither he or keeper Allan McGregor can keep it out. Oh, and the points are safe for Manchester City now too.

  233. 1431: 
    Man City 1-0 Hull City

    A bit of relief for Manchester City - the ball is not pinging around inside their area. Instead they have a free-kick on the edge of the Hull area. Just one minute of the 90 to go and they are in no rush to take this.


    Stephen Baker: Negredo has played less than an hour of Premier League football and scored two goals and one wrongly ruled out for offside, needs to start!

    Will: Unlucky for Hull, City don't deserve a win, Pellegrini needs to sort out his team or top teams will easily beat them.

  235. 1430: 
    LINE-UPS- Cardiff v Everton (1500 BST)

    Cardiff: Marshall, Connolly, Caulker, Turner, Taylor, Bellamy, Gunnarsson, Kim, Medel, Whittingham, Campbell. Subs: Hudson, Gestede, Noone, Mutch, Cowie, Maynard, Lewis.

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

    Referee: Anthony Taylor (Cheshire)

  236. 1429: 
    Man City 1-0 Hull City

    Another half-chance for Hull, with Danny Graham getting across to the near post but failing to connect properly with his header. At the moment, Manchester City are hanging on.

    Leeds 0-1 QPR

    QPR boss Harry Redknapp on his side's 1-0 victory at Leeds: "Elland Road is a tough place to come but at the back we were strong. You win the league with clean sheets and Nedum Onuoha and Richard Dunne were outstanding, Clint Hill also popped up in the right place to get the goal.

    "There is a new spirit here with the people I brought in, I'm not taking chances. Bringing Richard Dunne in on a free was a no brainer and Gary O'Neil and Danny Simpson have come in and all been excellent."

  238. 1427: 
    FINAL FIVE- Man City 1-0 Hull City

    Hull are not just hoofing it either. It takes a last-ditch tackle by Aleksandar Kolarov to break up a slick passing move involving Tom Huddlestone and George Boyd on the edge of the home area. The Tigers still have a corner... But Manchester City clear their lines. Even so, these are tense moments for the home fans.

    St James' Park

    Newcastle fan Keith is already in place at St James' Park ahead of Newcastle's clash with Fulham. The Magpies faithful will be hoping Alan Pardew's men can get their first league win.

    Keep your pictures coming using #bbcfootball


    Rick: The one word to describe this performance from Man City is clueless! This team is a pale shadow of the title winning one.

    Steve Morris: Tom Huddlestone has been fantastic for Hull today a calm and composed presence in the centre of midfield.

    Devon Ainley: Haven't seen a worse game from Yaya Toure in a Man City shirt - lazy, lethargic and getting beat off the ball.

  241. 1426: 
    Man City 1-0 Hull City

    Manchester City keeper Joe Hart has been under scrutiny today, and so far he has impressed. This time he comes dashing off his line to punch clear a dangerous Tom Huddlestone free-kick. Seven minutes of the 90 to go, and Hull certainly have not given up.

    BBC Radio 5 live's John Hartson at Etihad StadiumMan City 1-0 Hull City

    "This is certainly not been comfortable for Manchester City. They have made hard work so far and they will want another goal to make sure they wrap this up."

    Listen to full-match commentary on BBC Radio 5 live

  243. 1425: 
    Man City 1-0 Hull City

    While the score is at 1-0, there are some anxious moments ahead for Manuel Pellegrini - Hull's Stephen Quinn sees his cross blocked by Pablo Zabaleta but then pokes a shot straight at Joe Hart. As discussed, Manchester City definitely need another goal to settle their nerves, and they threaten at the other end when the ball skims off the top of Joleon Lescott's bonce inside the six-yard box. Lescott had lost his man and it was a free-header.

  244. 1424: 
    TEAM NEWS- Cardiff v Everton (1500 BST)

    Manager Malky Mackay has given the Cardiff side that beat Manchester City 3-2 last weekend a vote of confidence and selected the same team to face Everton. Roberto Martinez, the Everton manager, has also named an unchanged Premier League starting line-up, meaning Manchester United targets Marouane Fellaini and Leighton Baines start.

  245. 1422: 
    Man City 1-0 Hull City

    We are heading into the last 10 minutes at the Etihad Stadium. Manchester City are trying to take the sting out of this game, packing their midfield and playing keep-ball around the halfway line. Hull, in contrast, are pushing plenty of men forward when they do get possession.

  246. 1421: 
    LINE-UPS- Newcastle v Fulham (1500 BST)

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

    Fulham: Stockdale, Riether, Hangeland, Hughes, Riise, Kacaniklic, Sidwell, Parker, Ruiz, Berbatov, Bent. Subs: Karagounis, Duff, Briggs, Taarabt, Rodallega, Boateng, Etheridge.

    Referee: Chris Foy (Merseyside)

  247. 1421: 
    TEAM NEWS- Newcastle v Fulham (1500 BST)

    Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye, who has refused to play for the Magpies since the club rejected a £10m bid from Arsenal, starts on the bench. Striker Loic Remy, on loan from QPR, is also named a substitute having recovered from a calf injury. Manager Alan Pardew fields an unchanged XI from the one that started against West Ham.

    Fulham's new loan signing Darren Bent starts in attack alongside Dimitar Berbatov, having come off the bench to score his first goal for the club against Arsenal last week.

  248. 1420: 
    LINE-UPS- West Ham v Stoke (1500 BST)

    West Ham: Jaaskelainen, Demel, Collins, Reid, O'Brien, Noble, Diame, Downing, Nolan, Jarvis, Maiga. Subs: Tomkins, Rat, Collison, Adrian, Taylor, Morrison, Lee.

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

    Referee: Jon Moss (W Yorkshire)

  249. 1419: 
    TEAM NEWS- West Ham v Stoke (1500 BST)

    Sam Allardyce sticks with the same side that started West Ham's 0-0 draw at Newcastle last week, while Mark Hughes makes one change for Stoke following their 2-1 win over Crystal Palace. Kenwyne Jones, who bagged a hat-trick in the Capital One Cup win over Walsall in midweek, comes in for Peter Crouch for his first Premier League start of the season.

    GET INVOLVED- Norwich v Southampton (1500 BST)
    Carrow Road

    Norwich City host Southampton today looking to get their first win of the Premier League season. The club's official twitter account have set the mood with a picture of a sun-drenched Carrow Road.

    BBC Radio 5 live's John Hartson at Etihad StadiumMan City 1-0 Hull City

    "This is a real positive change from Hull. Steve Bruce must really feel he can get something from this. He has brought a midfielder off for George Boyd so fair play to him - he knows they have to go for it. Maybe a bit of magic from Boyd could change this."

    Listen to full-match commentary on BBC Radio 5 live

  252. 1419:  
    BBC Final Score

    A reminder that Final Score is live on the BBC red button from 1430 BST, with coverage on BBC One from 16.30. Jason Mohammed is joined by Garth Crooks and Kevin Kilbane.

  253. 1417: 
    SUBSTITUTIONS- Man City 1-0 Hull City

    Another change for Hull. George Boyd is on for Robert Koren. Boyd has been on the pitch about 30 seconds before having his first shot, but the ball dribbles wide.

    And Manchester City are also making a switch. It is a defensive one too, with James Milner on for Sergio Aguero.

  254. 1418: 
    LINE-UPS- Norwich v Southampton (1500 BST)

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

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

    Referee: Howard Webb (S Yorkshire)

  255. 1417: 
    TEAM NEWS- Norwich v Southampton (1500 BST)

    Johan Elmander, who scored twice for Norwich in their 6-3 League Cup win against Bury on Tuesday, makes his first league start for the Canaries, while captain Sebastian Bassong and Robert Snodgrass are also included in Chris Hughton's starting line-up.

    Italy international Dani Osvaldo starts for the first time for Southampton after a £15m move from Roma with Jay Rodriguez dropping down to the bench. The Saints make one further change from their last league match as Danny Fox comes in for Luke Shaw.

  256. 1417: 
    Man City 1-0 Hull City

    Manchester City need a second goal to make the points safe and they sniff it here when Matija Nastasic gets on the end of a cross from the right. He plants his header goalwards, but Allan McGregor is right behind it.

    BBC Sport's Ben Smith at Etihad StadiumMan City 1-0 Hull City

    "The reaction of Manuel Pellegrini and his staff down in front of me said everything about the importance of that goal to Manchester City. They have been well below their best today but you just get the sense that may relax them here. Pellegrini punched the air and his assistants wore a look of pure relief as that ball went in. It's far from over here but Hull just look as though they are are beginning to tire.

    Upton Park

    As the 1500 BST kick-offs approach, your pictures have started coming in of your journeys to the grounds. Celtic fan Steven Forbes has taken the chance to catch some football at Upton Park with West Ham taking on Stoke.

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  259. 1415: 
    Man City 1-0 Hull City

    It has been a decent response by Hull so far. Danny Graham is still keeping Manchester City's defenders busy and Joe Hart had to dive to keep out a Robbie Brady. Still work to do for the home side to see this one through.

  260. 1413: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Man City 1-0 Hull City

    Whatever Hull do, they have to do it without Sone Aluko, who has been a real handful for the home defence up until now. Not anymore: Aluko has just limped off - Stephen Quinn replaces him.

  261. 1412: 
    Man City 1-0 Hull City

    Poor Steve Bruce. The Tigers boss got his tactics exactly right for the first hour, and his side should have been ahead at the break. Now he has got 20 minutes to try to salvage something from this match.

  262. 1410: 
    BREAKING STOKE TEAM NEWS- West Ham v Stoke (1500 BST)

    Kenwyne Jones is rewarded for his midweek League Cup hat-trick with a starting spot for Stoke at Upton Park. He replaces Peter Crouch.

    BBC Radio 5 live's John Hartson at Etihad StadiumMan City 1-0 Hull City

    "Fantastic goal from Negredo but you won't see a better cross this season from any player. Zabaleta picks out Negredo beautifully. It was inch-perfect and this time Negredo hits the target. Negredo's movement and the cross were absolutely brilliant."

    Listen to full-match commentary on BBC Radio 5 live

  264. 1410: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Man City 1-0 Hull City

    Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini had been trying to get Samir Nasri on for a while before his team scored, and now he has made the change. David Silva comes off.

  265. 1407: 
    GOAL- Man City 1-0 Hull City - Alvaro Negredo (65 mins)

    You would not say that this goal has been coming, or that they deserve it, but Manchester City have the lead. Sergio Aguero, Pablo Zabaleta and Jesus Navas work a clever move down the right and Alvaro Negredo gets on the end of Zabaleta's cross to head home from close range. Relief for Manuel Pellegrini, and the home fans.

    BBC Radio 5 live's John Hartson at Etihad StadiumMan City 0-0 Hull City

    "No wonder Phil Dowd shows so many red cards because he gets so many yellows out early on."

    Listen to full-match commentary on BBC Radio 5 live

  267. 1405: 
    YELLOW CARD- Hull's Robert Koren

    Another booking for Phil Dowd to dish out, after Robert Koren dives in rashly on Aleksandar Kolarov. From the resulting free-kick, Joleon Lescott rises unchallenged at the far post but cannot direct his header on target and there is no-one in the middle to get on the end of it.

    BBC Radio 5 live's John Hartson at Etihad StadiumMan City 0-0 Hull City

    "Figueroa and Brady have done a great job defensively and you have to do that when you come to the Etihad. You cannot have any passengers. They have done well so far but there is a big half an hour coming."

    Listen to full-match commentary on BBC Radio 5 live

  269. 1404: 
    Man City 0-0 Hull City

    More concern for Manchester City. Danny Graham only just fails to get on the end of a low cross in the box and the home defence is suddenly under a bit of pressure. They don't look too convincing as they deal with it, but they eventually clear.

  270. 1404: 
    BREAKING TEAM NEWS- Norwich v Southampton (1500 BST)

    Striker Johan Elmander makes his full Premier League debut for Norwich City while skipper Sebastien Bassong returns to top-flight action after missing the first two matches with injury. The visitors to Carrow Road, Southampton, hand a first start to record signing Dani Osvaldo.

  271. 1402: 
    YELLOW CARD- Man City's Matija Nastasic

    Hull are not just defending well, they are looking dangerous on the break. Matija Nastasic hauls back Sone Aluko to avert the danger and is rightly booked.


    Greg Matthews: Hull City will never ever get a better chance to win at the Etihad. You can tell Steve Bruce knows it as well by expressions.

    Tunde Akere: I hope Man City will not continue like this! Playing against small sides, and not clicking. What about against top sides?

  273. 1400: 
    Man City 0-0 Hull City

    Hull are still working hard in midfield, mind, and Tom Huddlestone is putting a real shift in. He is helping to deny Manchester City space where they want it on the edge of the area and the home side are struggling to create chances to go with their superior possession.

    We are coming up to the hour mark and the Hull fans are making the most noise - the home supporters have not had much to shout about.

  274. 1400: 
    BREAKING NEWCASTLE TEAM NEWS- Newcastle v Fulham (1500 BST)
    Yohan Cabaye

    Yohan Cabaye, who refused to play for Newcastle last week following transfer interest from Arsenal, has been named on the bench by manager Alan Pardew for this afternoon's clash with Fulham. Striker Loic Remy is also on the bench for the Magpies.

  275. 1358: 
    Man City 0-0 Hull City

    Manchester City are definitely looking more lively right now and Jesus Navas and David Silva link up to good effect here, with the former chipping in a cross from the right for the latter to leap and fire a volley a few yards wide of Allan McGregor's goal. The Hull keeper was limping before half-time but he looks fine at the moment.


    George in London via text: All those criticising Man City are doing Hull a huge disservice. Well organised and pass the ball neatly and quickly with the two ex-Spurs men adding real quality.

    Harry in Leamington Spa via text: As far as I'm concerned Pellegrini has to get his act together He needs to give Negredo and Jovetic starts after Tevez went to Juve. Dzeko and Aguero haven't been good enough.

  277. 1355: 
    Man City 0-0 Hull City

    John Hartson is right - Hull are on the back foot - but the Tigers have just had another sniff. Danny Graham swivels to fire goalwards inside a crowded penalty area but, stretching, he could not direct his shot on target.

    BBC Radio 5 live's John Hartson at Etihad StadiumMan City 0-0 Hull City

    "Manchester City have started the second half with more purpose, their passing has been better and they are on the front foot."

    Listen to full-match commentary on BBC Radio 5 live

  279. 1354: 
    SHOWBOAT- Man City 0-0 Hull City

    Joe Hart clearly isn't letting the criticism he is getting affect his confidence, is he? The England keeper throws in a cheeky step-over to fool Danny Graham as the Hull striker chases a back-pass into the area. Great skills - Leo Messi would be proud of that one.

    GOAL- Leeds 0-1 QPR - Clint Hill (75 mins)

    Clint Hill gets a rare goal for QPR and it could be a crucial one. Joey Barton whips in a free-kick from the left, and it bounces right in front of Leeds keeper Paddy Kenny, who can only parry. When the ball finds its way to Hill, he can hardly miss, sticking it in from two yards. A draw or a win will take QPR to the top of the Championship.

  281. 1351: 
    Man City 0-0 Hull City

    Alvaro Negredo has to wait approximately two minutes for his first sight of goal. David Silva clips in an inviting ball and Negredo is behind the Hull defence to beat Allan McGregor to the ball... Just a shame about his finish, really, because he steers his header a long way wide. He should have done a lot better from there.

  282. 1348: 
    KICK-OFF- Man City 0-0 Hull City

    We are back under way at Etihad Stadium. Manchester City have scored in each of their last 51 home Premier League games - since a 0-0 draw with Birmingham in November 2010. They have 45 minutes to preserve that record. Alvaro Negredo will hope he can help.

  283. 1347: 
    Man City 0-0 Hull City

    Change is afoot at the Etihad Stadium. Alvaro Negredo is going to come on for Manchester City for the second half, replacing Edin Dzeko.


    Oxford United lead the way on goal difference in League Two and can maintain their unbeaten record so far this season when they face Rochdale, while Chesterfield - three wins and a draw from their opening games - go to Fratton Park to face Portsmouth.Newport County, who spent over two decades out of the football league, travel to Scunthorpe and Burton are away at bottom side Accrington.Bury play Cheltenham,Torquay face Hartlepool and Wycombe host Southend.


    Two sides in League One still hold 100% records after four games, Leyton Orient and Peterborough. The O's travel to high-flying Colchester and The Posh host Crawley Town. Kenny Jackett's Wolves side will be looking to bounce back into the second tier after successive relegations and face Port Vale today. Coventry, on minus three points after administration issues, travel to Shrewsbury knowing a win can get them to zero points. Oldham play Tranmere,Sheffield United host MK Dons and Bradford are at Stevenage.


    There is a mouth-watering clash in the Championship where top side Nottingham Forest take on Wigan. Owen Coyle's men have made an indifferent start to the season so far but will send out a message to the rest should they win at the DW Stadium today. Blackpool and Leicester will be hoping to keep pace with the leaders with fixtures against Watford and Charlton, while bottom side Barnsley entertain Huddersfield in a Yorkshire derby. Birmingham play Ipswich,Brighton face Millwall and Middlesbrough host Sheffield Wednesday.

  287. 1341: 

    And this is what is happening in the Football League too...

    MOTD's Simon Brotherton at Upton ParkWest Ham v Stoke (1500 BST)

    "This match finished in a 1-1 draw last season and there's every chance there won't be much between the two sides in this one as well. I'm interested to see what changes Mark Hughes has implemented at Stoke following the summer departure of Tony Pulis. I noticed a clear change of style from Everton under Roberto Martinez on the opening day at Norwich.

    "Last season's 2-1 win for West Ham over QPR was Sam Allardyce's first Premier League success in the last seven over a Mark Hughes team. The Hammers' solid home form probably makes them slight favourites here, though once again they'll be without striker Andy Carroll who is still recovering from a heel injury."

    MOTD's John Motson at Carrow RoadNorwich v Southampton (1500 BST)

    "With a combined expenditure of more than £65m this summer, optimism levels are high for supporters of both Norwich and Southampton. These are two well-matched clubs, and expectation levels have been significantly heightened after they both broke their transfer records - twice in Southampton's case.

    "But while the Saints have made their best-ever start to a Premier League season after two matches, Norwich only have one point to show for their efforts. History tells us this will be a tight match and while it is tempting to predict a low-scoring draw, both sides, as they showed in midweek in the League Cup, have goals in them."

    MOTD's Conor McNamara at St James' ParkNewcastle v Fulham (1500 BST)

    "Last weekend Fulham received an Arsenal backlash, when Arsene Wenger's team responded to early season criticism and scored three goals at Craven Cottage. Newcastle fans will be hoping that their team can muster a similar revival after what has been the club's equal-worst start to a Premier League season since 2005.

    "The last time Fulham visited St James' Park Newcastle came up with a very late goal - and that one certainly proved to be a massive turning point. Papiss Cisse's 90th-minute winner in April moved Newcastle six points clear of the relegation zone, ensuring last season's slump did not become any worse than it might have been."

    MOTD's Steve Wilson at Cardiff City StadiumCardiff v Everton (1500 BST)

    "Cardiff were excellent and clearly took Manchester City by surprise when they beat Manuel Pellegrini's side last weekend. That victory was just the sort of performance and result that became Everton's speciality under David Moyes.

    "It is much too early to judge whether or not Everton have lost that stubborn streak but Roberto Martinez has made a start which can only be described as 'OK' A first trip to play Cardiff in Wales since 1979 would be a good time to really get Martinez off and running - but it will certainly not be easy."

  292. 1338: 

    Right, time to take a look at what is coming up in the top flight at 1500 BST....


    Liam in Stockport via text: The answer for Man City isn't Barry. Just more intensity. Constant pressure high up the pitch will pay off, just as Chelsea did on opening weekend [v Hull].

    Sunny Singh Chowhan, Berkshire via text: Man City shouldn't have sold Tevez - this season will show how badly they'll miss him. Everyone thinks they'll finish top three, I have my doubts! Still very early in the season.

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    MOTD's Guy Mowbray at Etihad StadiumMan City 0-0 Hull City

    It was a half that was largely better for Hull, although their boss Steve Bruce cut a frustrated figure as he headed down the tunnel. The best save was from Allan McGregor, tipping over from Joleon Lescott, but it was certainly Hull's half.

    BBC Radio 5 live's John Hartson at Etihad StadiumMan City 0-0 Hull City

    "They are a nice crowd at Manchester City. They don't tend to boo their team, but there are one of two disgruntled fans about today. Hull have come to defend but they have also been a threat with Danny Graham and Sone Aluko up front."

    Listen to full-match commentary on BBC Radio 5 live


    Sham Gallagher: If Hull continue to play like this in the second half, I can see complete humiliation for City.They need to tighten up defence.

    Fahad Khan: This is why I love the Premier League! Supposedly relegation candidate Hull giving title contenders Man City a tough time.

    Alex Scott: Don't think Fernandinho would even get in the Hull side. What a waste of 30m!

    BBC Sport's Ben Smith at Etihad StadiumMan City 0-0 Hull City

    "Manuel Pellegrini might have hoped to see his City side blow away the memories of defeat by Cardiff last weekend with a dominant first half performance here. Instead his side leave the field to a smattering of boos after a first-half in which they simply failed to stamp their authority on Hull. The Premier League new boys more than held their own in the opening 45 minutes, City improved as the half went on but they will need to move through the gears after the interval if they are to come through this game with all three points."

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Premier League table

Saturday, 31 August 2013 19:29 UK

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

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