16 August 2014 Last updated at 08:56 GMT

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  1. 20:38: 

    Right, time to guide this opening-day tanker into port for the evening.

    We will be back bright and early tomorrow to cover Liverpool v Southampton and Newcastle v Manchester City.

    Trust we will see you there. Ta-da for now.

  2. 20:32: 
    MATCH OF THE DAY

    And when does Match of the Day kick off you may ask.

    They are go from 22:30 BST on BBC One. Alan Shearer and Ruud Gullit, who is joining the show as one of its pundits this season, will be in the studio with presenter Gary Lineker to reflect on the day's action.

    MOTD is celebrating its 50th anniversary and you can watch a special BBC One documentary - MOTD at 50 - on Friday, 22 August at 22:35 BST.

    This video, featuring like likes of Piers Morgan, Russell Brand, Michael Owen, and Sue Johnston singing the theme tune, is the most amusing thing on the BBC Sport website today. It doesn't sound it from that description, but I promise it is.

  3. 20:21: 
    Steve Parish and Tony Pulis

    Right now, Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish is having an interesting chat with Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker on Eagles managers past and present.

    He insists that transfer budgets were not the tipping point that caused Tony Pulis to leave the post this week, while his successor will be a man with "an intimate knowledge of the Premier League".

    Definitely worth Palace fans tuning in for tonight.

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    Sam Longden: La Liga better than the Premier League? Not on your life Gareth Bale!

  5. 20:09: 
    Man United 1-2 Swansea

    His predecessor David Moyes won his first league game in charge of Manchester United 4-1 against Swansea, so what so do the newspapers make of Louis van Gaal opening up with a 2-1 defeat by the same opposition?

    "The one positive amid the negatives for Van Gaal is that the game will have reminded the watching Avi Glazer of the need to invest," writes Daily Telegraph writer Henry Winter.

    "As seen with the national team, footballing intelligence, anticipation and responsibility-taking were not to the fore."

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    Miracle Roch: When will MUFC fans learn? First you blamed Rooney, then Moyes, then Woodward and now Van Gaal. Accept you aren't good enough!

    Mike: Digging deep, scoring late, grinding out a result and being champions who win where others would draw. But it's not United...

  7. 20:01: 
    Arsenal 2-1 Crystal Palace
    Yaya Sanogo

    Yaya Sanogo may have scored four goals in Arsenal's pre-season win over Benfica, but his highlights reel today would be a far shorter.

    The French striker managed just one shot and a total of 23 touches in his 62 minutes on the pitch. After his stellar World Cup showing with Costa Rica, would Arsenal fans prefer to see more of Joel Campbell up top this season?

    Or are both well behind some combination of Alexis Sanchez, Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott in your minds?

  8.  
    QPR 0-1 Hull City
    QPR's Joey Barton

    Joey Barton: We will get better as we get used to a new system and some new players. Personally, need to improve quality of my set pieces.

  9. 19:54:  
    BBC Radio 5 live

    Darren Fletcher and Robbie Savage are just getting tucked into Arsenal on 606 on BBC Radio 5 live.

    The lack of a quality defensive midfielder in today's line-up is the problem being tossed around at the moment. You can listen in online.

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    Richard Parfitt: I like to think that today Pulis and Moyes are smiling smugly, watching the football and downing a couple of nice cold beers.

    Fahad Khan: World class punters being proved wrong just by seeing the first day of the season results. This is why I love the EPL.

  11. 19:45: 
    Manager reaction- Arsenal 2-1 Crystal Palace
    Arsene Wenger

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, speaking to BBC Sport: "They made it very difficult, they defended very well and took their first opportunity. After that they made it very tight, they were physically very strong and we needed to keep going. Our desire got us through.

    "If you look at the results today, no home team won, we were the only one so it shows in the first game it is not easy to win.

    "The Champions League qualifier is massive game for us next week against Besiktas, we have a short time to recover. Normally the German players would not play in that game. We will have to see on Sunday but only in case of emergency."

  12. 19:41: 
    Arsenal 2-1 Crystal Palace

    A telling stat emerged from today's game at the Emirates.

    Arsenal crossed the ball 22 times from open play, but only twice did they find a team-mate.

    When they are up against a well-organised side that sit deep, they do seem to lose patience and hit and hope without the sort of strikers that might make the tactic work.

  13. 19:37: 

    Mesut Özil: Three points - that's the main thing! #AFCvCPFC #ThanksRamsey

  14. 19:36: 
    Player reaction- Arsenal 2-1 Crystal Palace
    Aaron Ramsey

    Arsenal goalscorer Aaron Ramsey, speaking to BBC Sport: "They were very hard to break down. They lost their manager earlier in the week, but you would never have known that.

    "Tony Pulis got them playing really well and they picked up a lot of points towards the end of last season. You could see they were well organised and it was difficult but we came away with the three points. The last few seasons we struggled in the first game of the season and we nearly did today. It was important we kept on trying and we came away with the win.

    "I didn't have the best of games but I kept on trying, kept getting into the right areas and finally, in the 93rd minute, it went in."

  15. 19:33: 
    table

    Arsenal spent 128 days at the top of the table last season and they claim the first day of the 2013-14 campaign as well.

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    Luke: Arsenal taking on SAF's United's philosophies. Play badly, score late, win.

    Kerry Peter Parvin: Arsenal win 2-1 at home to Crystal Palace! Will need to play better in future but I'll take the win!

  17. 19:27: 
    Arsenal 2-1 Crystal Palace

    Arsenal's players head off to applaud their fans, matchwinner Aaron Ramsey wearing the Palace shirt of his former Cardiff team-mate Joe Ledley.

    The Gunners needed their home fans to stick with them today, because that was not the prettiest display with plenty of the old concerns about their finishing and over-elaboration.

    They have three points though and the German contingent of Mesut Ozil, Per Mertesacker and Lukas Podolski to return.

  18. 19:23: 
    FULL-TIME- Arsenal 2-1 Crystal Palace
  19. 19:23: 
    Arsenal 2-1 Crystal Palace

    Wojciech Szczesny spills a corner! Suddenly the late, late show is on! No. The whistle goes for a foul on the Arsenal goalkeeper, who nods knowingly.

  20. 19:22: 
    Arsenal 2-1 Crystal Palace

    Three of the five minutes of injury-time remain. Palace are surely beaten. But then that is what Liverpool thought at Selhurst Park last season.

  21. 19:18: 
    GOAL- Arsenal 2-1 Crystal Palace - Aaron Ramsey (90 mins)

    Arsenal have the breakthrough. Pinball in the box as Olivier Giroud's jump causes chaos, Mathieu Debuchy fires straight at Julian Speroni from point blank range and Aaron Ramsey gobbles up the rebound.

    It has been hard, hard work, but the Gunners are surely making off with three points.

    Aaron Ramsey of Arsenal celebrates his goal with teammates
  22. 19:18: 
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    John: Plenty of World Cup hangovers on show today. Maybe the league should start in September in a WC year. Advantage mediocrity!

  23. 19:18: 
    RED CARD- Jason Puncheon (Crystal Palace)

    Jason Puncheon over-eagerly slides in on Nacho Monreal. That is his second booking and there is no real argument as he heads for the bath.

    Two minutes, plus added, for his team to hold out without him.

  24. 19:16: 
    Arsenal 1-1 Crystal Palace

    Arsenal with plenty of possession out in wide positions, but they look reluctant to throw it in the mixer when they have seen every cross cleared so far this afternoon.

  25. 19:15: 
    Text us on 81111- Arsenal 1-1 Crystal Palace

    Gemma: Rob (19:01) should try being a Palace fan - knowing how confident we were staying up then having Pulis walk out on us two days before a huge test!

  26. 19:14: 
    Final five- Arsenal 1-1 Crystal Palace

    Five minutes to go. Arsenal, like Bonnie Tyler, need a hero.

  27. 19:13: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Arsenal 1-1 Crystal Palace

    Palace introduce the scourge of Liverpool, Dwight Gayle, in place of Fraizer Campbell.

  28. 19:13: 
    Arsenal 1-1 Crystal Palace

    A neat combination between Alexis Sanchez and Olivier Giroud unlocks the Palace defence but it needed one extra man in the attack, with the ball whizzing across the face of the goal without a killer touch from a red shirt.

  29. 19:11: 
    Arsenal 1-1 Crystal Palace

    Arsenal are not mounting a late siege of the Palace goal. Their attempts to crank up the pressure are undermined by basic mistakes like a stray Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain pass that rolls out of play.

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    Luke Devine: I'm just waiting for the Wenger Out band wagon to get rolling, all Arsenal fans think they have it so bad, try supporting Newcastle.

  31. 19:09: 
    Ten minutes to go- Arsenal 1-1 Crystal Palace

    Martin Kelly is struggling with cramp. Arsene Wenger is unsympathetic. Ten minutes to go.

  32.   
    Gary Lineker, BBC Sport

    Gary Lineker: If Arsenal are to challenge for the title, you can talk about signing a strong midfielder, but it's a top class striker they need most.

  33. 19:08: 
    Arsenal 1-1 Crystal Palace

    All the signs are there. Hands on hips, meaningful glances towards the top corner, and sure enough Alexis Sanchez tries to ping the free-kick into the top corner from an acute angle.

    It would have to have been a heck of an effort and that wasn't, floating high and wide.

  34. 19:06: 
    YELLOW CARD- Arsenal 1-1 Crystal Palace

    Alexis Sanchez better get used to those. He is snared by a sliding challenge from Martin Kelly and goes down in a heap. The ball was gone and Kelly is shown a yellow card.

  35. 19:04: 
    Fifteen minutes to go- Arsenal 1-1 Crystal Palace

    Olivier Giroud is an extra boot size away from getting a touch as the ball skims through the Palace box. Fifteen minutes to go.

  36. 19:03: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Arsenal 1-1 Crystal Palace

    Scott Dann has gone down with a bump to the head. The Palace centre-back is taking his time to trudge to the bench. The Arsenal fans don't like it, but I don't think he is milking it. No, he is replaced by Damien Delaney.

  37. 19:01: 
    Text us on 81111

    Rob: I have been a Gooner since I was eight. Saw my first game in 1962. Is it as difficult supporting other teams as it is Arsenal? Nothing seems to change on the 1st game each year! Two (or more) points dropped today will be the difference between success & failure in May.

    Chin up Rob - 18 minutes and 37 games to go yet.

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    Rob Kershaw: Height seems to be a bit of an issue for Arsenal. It's costing them dearly at the back, especially without Vermaelen.

    Paul-Joseph Martin: Come on Palace Get Dwight Gayle on. He'll have an impact on the game, just ask Liverpool fans.

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  39. 19:00: 
    Arsenal 1-1 Crystal Palace

    Arsenal are starting to press Palace a little deeper into their own box. Aaron Ramsey has a bit of space 20 yards out, but might be regretting his decision to go for placement rather than power. Julian Speroni is equal to his effort.

  40. 18:57: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Arsenal 1-1 Crystal Palace

    Arsenal's final throw of the dice off the bench. On comes Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who scored twice to win this fixture last season, in place of Jack Wilshere for Arsenal.

  41. 18:56: 
    YELLOW CARD- Arsenal 1-1 Crystal Palace

    Palace's Maroune Chamakh has been pushing his luck with niggly fouls all over the pitch and finally earns the yellow card that has been in the post for some time

  42. 18:55: 
    Arsenal 1-1 Crystal Palace

    Right, 25 minutes to go. Is that the first fidgety hints of unrest inside the Emirates?

    Alexis Sanchez gets a little agitated as he gives away a free-kick for a foul on Maroune Chamakh.

  43. 18:52: 
    PENALTY APPEAL- Arsenal 1-1 Crystal Palace

    A cross into the Palace box skids off the Emirates surface and strikes Maroune Chamakh somewhere in between his outstretched arm and his puffed out chest. Arsenal ask the question, but it is impossible to tell even on replay if it is worth a penalty and referee Jonathan Moss is not interested.

  44. 18:49: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Arsenal 1-1 Crystal Palace

    Someone's been at the lemon juice. Olivier Giroud, with some snazzy blond highlights in his hair, strides on to replace Yaya Sanogo up top for Arsenal.

  45. 18:48: 
    YELLOW CARD- Arsenal 1-1 Crystal Palace

    Arsenal's Santi Cazorla lunges in rather despairingly as Joe Ledley accelerates away from him and gets none of the ball and all of Jonathan Moss's yellow card.

  46. 18:47: 
    Arsenal 1-1 Crystal Palace

    More promising stuff from Crystal Palace and Jason Puncheon gets a chance to swipe a shot goalwards from 20 yards. It is a scruffy connection though and Julian Speroni gathers at his leisure.

  47. 18:45: 
    Arsenal 1-1 Crystal Palace
    Average touch graphic

    Mathieu Debuchy has been getting forward well down the right. As you can see in the average touch graphic above, the Arsenal number two has been right up alongside Alexis Sanchez.

  48. 18:42: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Arsenal 1-1 Crystal Palace

    Arsenal make a change and it looks like Kieran Gibbs has picked up a knock. Time for Nacho Monreal to strut his stuff at left-back in a straight swap.

  49. 18:41: 
    Arsenal 1-1 Crystal Palace

    Calum Chambers gives the Arsenal defence a good outlet. The new signing looks very good stepping up into midfield, knocking the ball short and long with confidence and accuracy.

  50.  
    QPR 0-1 Hull City

    Tom Huddlestone: Great away win. Soaked up the pressure fairly well, and on another day could have had a couple more. More to come hopefully.

  51. 18:38: 
    Arsenal 1-1 Crystal Palace

    Crystal Palace have made an encouraging start to the second half. Yannick Bolassie is getting into plenty of space on the left. The visitors have to keep it tight at the back though. A promising break for Arsenal flounders on a couple of shoddy touches from Yaya Sanogo.

  52. 18:36: 
    Arsenal 1-1 Crystal Palace

    Palace make early inroads down the left flank with Yannick Bolassie winning the corner. Arsenal clear the resulting delivery, but do not look convincing in the air at the back. They could use Per Mertesacker back there soon.

  53. 18:33: 
    KICK-OFF- Arsenal 1-1 Crystal Palace

    Back under way. No changes for either side.

  54. 18:33: 
    Arsenal 1-1 Crystal Palace
    Arsenal fans shield their eyes from the late evening sun

    Those restricted view seats look a better bet now don't they? No need to shade your eyes. No RSI in the right arm.

  55. 18:32: 
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    Marouane Chamakh of Crystal Palace

    Craig McAulay: Has anyone ever gone into a hairdresser and asked for "The Chamakh"?

    You wait until DeAndre Yedlin lands in north London.

  56. 18:31: 
    Player reaction- West Ham 0-1 Tottenham
    Eric Dier

    Tottenham defender Eric Dier, who scored the late winner on his debut, told BBC Sport: "I am happy to be back in England and to score on my debut, I am delighted.

    "I am not sure why I was up in attack to be honest! I'm told the assistant boss said to the manager: 'what's he doing there' and even I don't know why I was there. I don't normally get into those positions."

  57. 18:30: 
    Leicester 2-2 Everton
    Roberto Martinez

    Everton manager Roberto Martinez: "It is a bit of a mixed feeling because we knew it was going to be a difficult fixture against a team with promotion and a good feel about them.

    "We were a little bit soft in the way we conceded the first goal and then when we got the second goal we were a little relaxed and it was a bit too easy. Overall, disappointed that I feel we threw two points away.

    "The first half display we were always on the front foot, causing problems. In the second half we did the same without a penetrating edge. I'm sure that for Leicester it will feel like a victory and for us a defeat, but it is a start."

  58. 18:28: 
    Leicester 2-2 Everton

    Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson: "We certainly deserved something out of the game. There was an element of bad luck for both of their goals. Having defended the shot it took an unbelievable strike for the first and the second was a good finish but we felt we we worth being level at half time.

    "To come away with a point bodes well for the players showing belief but we do have more quality than we have shown today.

    "There's an element of bedding in when you come to the top flight. We have to believe in ourselves but the players will have taken many positives.

    "It's nice to come away with something and they are a good side wit quality individuals but I'm convinced our players can adapt to life in the Premier league."

  59. 18:27: 
    Manager reaction- West Brom 2-2 Sunderland
    Gus Poyet

    Sunderland manager Gus Poyet on West Brom's penalty: "I don't want to get in trouble. I'm very disappointed that this happened in the first league game of the season. We are not playing football to give soft decisions.

    "Everyone in the stadium thought it was stopping to give a yellow card to Victor Anichebe. I don't know what happened. It's not the way I wanted to start the league, talking about referees again. I want to talk about football."

  60. 18:25: 
    Manager reaction- West Brom 2-2 Sunderland
    Alan Irvine

    West Brom head coach Alan Irvine: "It was soft a soft penalty for us. I've got to say I didn't look at the referee straight away for a penalty. But I was delighted that we got it.

    "We came back from being an early goal down to a fantastic strike by Lee Cattermole. I'm pleased about that and about a lot of aspects of our performance. We're obviously still trying to get a number of our players up to speed.

    "You can't just throw people in at Premier League level and expect them to survive. Everybody around the club is telling me there's a different feel around the club. We're still working on the things we believe are important and I think we'll get better as the season goes on."

  61. 18:23: 
    League Two round-up

    Morecambe came back from two goals down to beat Newport County and stay top of League Two late Burton goals also gave them a 2-1 victory over Dagenham & Redbridge to maintain their 100% record. Wycome, Southend and Cheltenham also have six points.

    Wimbledon earned a 1-0 win over Luton, while Portsmouth had Adam Webster sent-off but still managed to beat Cambridge.

    Accrington, Oxford United, Newport, Carlisle, Hartlepool and Dagenham & Redbridge remain pointless

  62. 18:23: 

    Time for a quick whip-around the the rest of today's action, starting, as you do, in League Two.

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    Belete Eshetea: This is not the Arsenal I used to know. They are spending BIG and scoring goals from set pieces!

    Atticus Montreal: The Kos-man giveth and the Kos-man taketh back

  64. 18:20:  
    Jonathan Pearce, BBC Match of the Day commentatorArsenal 1-1 Crystal Palace

    "Brede Hangeland escaped poor marking to put Palace ahead. Former manager Tony Pulis would have loved that goal, but Laurent Koscielny equalised and the departed boss would have hated the way they defended for that."

  65. 18:19: 
    HALF-TIME- Arsenal 1-1 Crystal Palace

    The best time to score? I don't think Arsenal could afford to be too fussy. They'll take that and it makes the half-time brews taste all the sweeter.

  66. 18:16: 
    GOAL- Arsenal 1-1 Crystal Palace - Laurent Koscielny

    Crystal Palace's defence is undone by a stealthy run from Laurent Koscielny who plods up from the back before spurting past Brede Hangeland to meet Alexis Sanchez's free-kick with a downward header into the corner.

    A bit of a mess back there for Palace. Hangeland could not decide whether to stay or go.

    Arsenal's Laurent Koscielny celebrates after scoring
  67. 18:15: 
    Two minutes of stoppage time- Arsenal 0-1 Crystal Palace

    Another two minutes to the break...

  68. 18:15: 
    Calum Chambers (Arsenal)

    Calum Chambers bundles into Fraizer Campbell. It was needless and the Arsenal defender has a yellow card to mark his debut.

  69. 18:13: 
    Arsenal 0-1 Crystal Palace
    Foam explodes

    The vanishing spray is the gift that keeps on giving.

    Referee Jonathan Moss can't get his can working as he attempts to mark out an Arsenal free-kick. He has a look down the nozzle, presses the button again and gets himself and the waiting Santi Cazorla in the face.

    Oh the japes. Nothing doing from the free-kick for Arsenal.

  70. 18:10: 
    Five to the break

    Crystal Palace fans are singing "Tony come back to us". That goal is one for the old gaffer in their book.

  71. 18:09: 
    Arsenal 0-1 Crystal Palace

    Last season Arsenal came an opening-day cropper at home to Aston Villa of course, sparking the earliest-ever calls for Arsene Wenger's resignation.

    This is a test for his team against a Palace side who have not been unduly stretched so far.

  72. 18:04: 
    GOAL- Arsenal 0-1 Crystal Palace - Brede Hangeland (35 mins)

    My, my, my. Crystal Palace win their first corner and Arsenal's creaky old defence fails its first aerial examination. Jason Puncheon's near-post corner clears Yaya Sanogo and Brede Hangeland has weaved into position to lose his man and glance home a deft header.

    Arsene Wenger looks on stony-faced.

    Crystal Palace players celebrate the goal scored by Brede Hangeland
  73. 18:04: 
    Arsenal 0-0 Crystal Palace

    Mikel Arteta looks like he has been pegged as a defensive midfielder by Arsene Wenger. Whether he has the ability to do it is another thing.

    The Spaniard clatters into Fraizer Campbell to give away a free-kick.

    Still Abou Diaby is nearly match-fit Arsenal fans. Heard it before?

  74. 18:00: 
    Liverpool sign Moreno

    Some breaking transfer news to bring you...

    Liverpool have completed the signing of Spain full-back Alberto Moreno from Sevilla for a £12m transfer fee.

    The Reds reached an agreement with the Spanish club earlier this week, subject to the 22-year-old passing a medical.

    Moreno becomes Liverpool's eighth signing this summer, and will vie with Jose Enrique to become manager Brendan Rodgers's first choice left-back.

    The defender came through the ranks at Sevilla, playing 44 games last season as the club won the Europa League.

  75. 18:00: 
    Arsenal 0-0 Crystal Palace
    Aaron Ramsey goes for a header

    Arsenal have had more than 75% of possession but with a shade under half an hour gone that is their first effort on target.

    Jack Wilshere puts his laces through the ball from the edge of the box and, despite an awkward bounce just in front of him, Julian Speroni gets two strong palms to it to push wide.

  76. 17:58: 
    Arsenal 0-0 Crystal Palace

    Arsenal's Yaya Sanogo, a tangle of limbs, sort of break-dances his way past as couple of challenges, but his shot from the edge of the box is an ugly shank that Julian Speroni can wave on its way wide.

  77. 17:56: 
    Manager reaction- West Ham 0-1 Tottenham
    Sam Allardyce

    West Ham manager Sam Allardyce, speaking to BBC Sport: "We have only ourselves to blame. The game was there for us to take, we did not take it and we have ended up with nothing.

    "It is difficult to swallow as we dominated and played some excellent football but there were three really big factors that decided it. First, we did not take our chances, then there was Mark Noble's missed penalty and finally we allowed ourselves to go to 10 v 10.

    "It was the first Noble had missed in three years. It would happen at some time but it is just unfortunate it happened today. We created chances but this is a big league and it punishes you and it punished us today."

  78. 17:55: 
    Manager reaction- West Ham 0-1 Tottenham
    mauricio Pochettino

    Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino, speaking to Sky Sports: "It is an important win. I will say congratulations to my players because it was a great performance. After the penalty and the sending-off of Kyle Naughton it was difficult but we played like a team and deserved the win.

    "The red card for Naughton was a surprise because the ball was not on target. It was a penalty but not a sending-off and it is possible the club will appeal.

    "It was a great goal by Eric Dier. We showed that we play like a team and that is the most important thing. It was a very exciting moment for me. Our supporters were brilliant."

  79. 17:53: 
    Arsenal 0-0 Crystal Palace

    Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish is a pretty distinctive looking chairman with his mane of blond hair and permatan.

    Just in case anyone doesn't recognise him though, he has a mobile phone case in Palace colours. He is busily tapping away as the action goes on below him. Perhaps heating up the hunt for a new boss.

  80. 17:49: 
    Player reaction- Stoke 0-1 Aston Villa

    Aston Villa forward Andreas Weimann told BBC Sport: "I thought it was a brilliant performance for the whole team. We've got the clean sheet and the win. We're happy.

    "We've had to work hard. It's not an easy place to come so we're happy with the three points. Hopefully we can build on this now."

  81. 17:49: 
    Manager reaction- Stoke 0-1 Aston Villa
    Mark Hughes

    Stoke manager Mark Hughes tells BBC Sport: "I think the key for us was the opening goal. Everyone knows how important it is at Premier League level. We didn't quite have that guile or creativity in the final third.

    "First half I was reasonably pleased with the chances we created and with a little bit more care in the box we might have got on top.

    "As soon as we conceded we played into Villa's hands and didn't do enough in the second half to win the game. We can improve. It's the first game and a bit of a wake-up call. Maybe the expectancy has been quelled and that's not such a bad thing. We need to get our heads down now and work hard."

  82. 17:48: 
    Arsenal 0-0 Crystal Palace

    Alexis Sanchez pulls back his right peg, Arsenal fans hold their breath... nope, not this time. The Chilean duffs an attempted lob well wide from 30 yards out. He is not short on confidence that lad.

    Crystal Palace have made their first foray forward meanwhile, with Wojciech Szczesny claiming a cross ahead of Fraizer Campbell. That is as good as it has been so far for them.

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    Ashlee Trimmer: Arsenal have a strong starting line up, good bench and a lot of players missing. we have finally got good squad depth.

    Charlie Fee: Just don't get Arsene sticking with Sanogo...it's like he wants to make it difficult to win games.

    Max Harrison: Hoping that Sanchez can give us some flair in attack but we need to sign a striker we cant win the league with just Sonogo.

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  84. 17:43: 
    Arsenal 0-0 Crystal Palace
    Mathieu Debuchy

    Mathieu Debuchy is pressing right up onto Crystal Palace left-back Joel Ward. His looping cross is the sort of thing that Olivier Giroud, stuck on the bench, would love. Yaya Sanogo is not such a presence though in the box.

  85. 17:40: 
    Arsenal 0-0 Crystal Palace

    It is still Arsenal setting the tempo with Santi Cazorla almost burrowing his way into the box.

    It has been a lonely old time for Fraizer Campbell on his own up front for Palace.

  86. 17:38: 
    PENALTY APPEAL- Arsenal 0-0 Crystal Palace

    Referee Jonathan Moss is not having any of that. Neat, dinky stuff from Jack Wilshere as he flicks a pass into Aaron Ramsey, but the Welshman goes down too easily in the box when challenged by Scott Dann.

  87. 17:37: 
    Arsenal 0-0 Crystal Palace

    Crystal Palace's men of the season from last term - their vocal supporters - have already shown plenty of their 2013-14 form. A noisy, bouncing start as their side chase hard for the ball.

  88. 17:35: 
    Vote result: Team of the day

    We asked you who was your team of the day, and the results are in.

    73.6% of voters selected Swansea City after their 2-1 win against Manchester United. 13.7% chose Celtic, who thrashed Dundee United 6-1, and 12.7% went for Millwall, who defeated Fulham 2-1.

  89. 17:35: 
    Arsenal 0-0 Crystal Palace

    Former Saint Calum Chambers has taken up a centre-back role alongside Laurent Koscielny for Arsenal. His side have started better. Aaron Ramsey just over-cooks a lobbed through-ball for Mathieu Debuchy who is looking keen as beans down the right.

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    Ash: Expecting the same old from Arsenal. Strong, steamrollering start before petering out to a fourth place by May.

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  91. 17:33: 
    Arsenal 0-0 Crystal Palace

    Alexis Sanchez, nicknamed 'the Squirrel' apparently in his native Chile, draws some early ohhs and ahhs with a neat touch down by the right corner flag. Nothing comes from Mathieu Debuchy's cross though.

  92. 17:30: 
    KICK-OFF- Arsenal 0-0 Crystal Palace

    Bang on time, we are up and running.

  93.  
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    Leicester's Chris Wood

    Dan from Leicester: For me team of the day has to be Leicester. They had 3 key players missing before the game. Their talisman, Drinkwater injured after 30 mins. And after 10 years out of the top flight they played 1 of the best teams in the Premier League and after going behind twice never gave up.

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  94. 17:29: 
    Arsenal v Crystal Palace (17:30 BST)

    Gunnersaurus is out lapping up the opening-day atmosphere.

    What lies in store for his side this season?

    Top for 128 days last season, but also royally walloped away at Liverpool, Manchester City and Chelsea. They are a difficult one to read. If Aaron Ramsey stays fit, it could be more of the former than the latter.

  95. 17:27: 
    Arsenal v Crystal Palace (17:30 BST)
    Keith Millen

    Meanwhile south of the River Thames, it seems that guiding Crystal Palace from bottom of the table in November to 11th by May - the club's highest finish since 1992 - wasn't enough to earn Tony Pulis a free hand in the summer transfer market.

    He wanted Sunderland's Connor Wickham, chairman Steve Parish preferred to pursue a romantic return for Wilfried Zaha and that was the end of a beautiful thing.

    A shell-shocked Keith Millen finds himself in charge in the away dugout today.

  96. 17:21: 
    Arsene Wenger and Alexis Sanchez

    A tale of two managers at Emirates for me.

    Firstly, after years of scrimp, save and 17-year-old French starlets, Arsene Wenger has smashed the bulging Emirates piggy bank over the last year.

    Less than a year after reeling in £42.4m Mesut Ozil, he waved £35m under Barcelona's nose this summer to grab Alexis Sanchez.

    That is an awful lot of hospitality box prawn sarnies.

    But judging by the bubbly optimism around the Emirates and the 3-0 dispatching of Manchester City in the Community Shield, it has been money well spent.

  97. 17:16: 
    Over to you

    The sprinklers are on full whack at the Emirates - it's almost kick-off time in the day's final match in the Premier League.

    I'm off to look up the rules of handball, but fear not - Mike Henson is in the hotseat to take you through Arsenal v Crystal Palace.

  98. 17:14: 
    Eric who?- West Ham 0-1 Tottenham
    Eric Dier

    There may well be a few of you wondering just who Tottenham's match-winner today is. Eric Dier is a centre-half (not that you would know it from his finish) signed from Sporting Lisbon in the summer.

    Born in England, he moved abroad as a child but don't worry, he can still clear the roof of most stands with his clearances.

  99. 17:14: 
    QPR reaction- QPR 0-1 Hull
    Rio Ferdinand

    R's owner Tony Fernandes drops a heavy hint there could be some wheeling and dealing in the transfer market ahead following their 0-1 defeat by Hull...

    Tony Fernandes: 19 chances. Need to convert them but we created them. Few more signings to go.

  100. 17:13: 
    Chasing a ton- Arsenal v Crystal Palace (17:30 BST)

    If Arsenal win this match, they will have recorded 100 Premier League victories at the Emirates Stadium. It only seems five minutes since they left Highbury!

  101.  
    Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Danny Cheng: Let the Dier puns begin!

  102. 17:09: 
    Manager reaction- Stoke 0-1 Aston Villa
    Paul Lambert

    Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert told BBC Sport: "I thought we were excellent apart from the first 10 minutes where we were a bit nervous.

    "It was a solid performance. The whole back four were great and the goal was excellent. We never got bullied and stood up to it.

    "I thought there were massive performances. It was an outstanding team display. Everyone played their part."

  103.  
    League One round-up

    Bristol City came from a goal down to beat Colchester and maintain their 100% start to the League One campaign. There are five teams who have also won their opening two league games as Chesterfield, Peterborough, Fleetwood and Crawley also registered victories.

    There are also five teams yet to get off the mark, including Sheffield United following their loss to Coventry. Preston were the biggest League One winners as they eased to a 4-0 victory at Scunthorpe.

  104. 17:07: 
    Vote: Team of the day

    We want you to have your say on who was your Final Score 'team of the day.' You can choose from Celtic's 6-1 win over Dundee United, Millwall's second consecutive victory of the season after they defeated Fulham 1-0 or vote for Swansea City after they beat Manchester United 2-1 at Old Trafford.

    Vote here or tweet #Celtic, #Millwall or #Swansea to @bbcsport. The vote closes at 17:20 BST and the terms and conditions are available here.

  105. 17:06: 

    What on earth is that sponsor all about...?

  106.  
    Swans way
    Angel Rangel Swansea City

    Swansea defender Angel Rangel: Great start to the season! Gran inicio de liga!

  107. 17:02: 
    Ones to watch
    Mark Noble

    Some key moments to catch up on on MOTD later on:

    Aiden McGeady's goal for Everton. Beauty.

    Penalties awarded for both QPR and West Brom. Very soft indeed.

    Jeff Schlupp's 'shot' for Leicester. Wild.

    Penalty misses from Mark Noble and Charlie Austin. Rank.

  108.  
    Championship round-up

    Bournemouth stay top of the Championship thanks to a Junior Stanislas winner against Brentford giving them a second successive league victory. Millwall are level with them on six points after they beat Fulham, who have lost their opening two Championship games.

    The Cottagers have nil points along with Brighton, Blackpool and Huddersfield as they lost to Birmingham, Blackburn and Cardiff respectively. Wigan were knocked out of the Capital One Cup by Burton in midweek and their misery was compounded as they lost at Charlton, with Franck Moussa grabbing a dramatic late winner.

  109.  
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    Myles: Great start for Villa. Massive 3 points to start! More goals and points to come.

    Tim Arstall: Solid and promising win for Birmingham, much improved from last season.

    Ross Arnett: Not a single home win today. Who could have predicted that? Arsenal should be a bit worried now

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  110. 16:59: 
    Arsenal v Crystal Palace (17:30 BST)
    Arsenal fan

    I wouldn't say it was chilly in London this evening but Alexis Sanchez is warming up in what is basically a coat. Can the new man from Chile catch fire?

  111. 16:58: 
    LINE-UPS- Arsenal v Crystal Palace (17:30 BST)

    Arsenal: Szczesny, Debuchy, Chambers, Koscielny, Gibbs, Wilshere, Arteta, Sanchez, Ramsey, Cazorla, Sanogo. Subs: Rosicky, Giroud, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Monreal, Martinez, Campbell, Coquelin.

    Crystal Palace: Speroni, Kelly, Dann, Hangeland, Ward, Puncheon, Jedinak, Ledley, Bolasie, Chamakh, Campbell. Subs: McCarthy, O'Keefe, Hennessey, Gayle, Murray, Bannan, Delaney.

    Referee: Jon Moss (W Yorkshire)

  112. 16:56: 
    Arsenal v Crystal Palace (17:30 BST)

    No home wins in the Premier League yet then. Will Arsenal buck the trend?

  113. 16:55: 
    Team News- Arsenal v Crystal Palace (17:30 BST)

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger elects to start with Yaya Sanogo and summer signing Alexis Sanchez in attack. France striker Olivier Giroud is on the bench, as is Joel Campbell, who is back from a loan spell with Olympiakos. Wenger also keeps faith with 19-year-old Calum Chambers who will partner Laurent Koscielny at the back.

    Crystal Palace caretaker manager Keith Millen picks striker Fraizer Campbell to lead the line alongside Marouane Chamakh. Fellow new signings Brede Hangeland and Martin Kelly go straight into the backline.

    Arsenal: Szczesny, Debuchy, Koscielny, Chambers, Gibbs, Arteta, Wilshere, Ramsey, Cazorla, Sanchez, Sanogo.

    Palace: Speroni, Kelly, Dann, Hangeland, Ward, Puncheon, Jedinak, Ledley, Bolasie, Chamakh, Campbell.

  114. 16:54: 

    It's all over! The usual flurry of late drama, penalties, red cards - we've had the lot.

    We just need a manager meltdown to complete the set now.

  115. 16:54: 
    FULL-TIME- QPR 0-1 Hull
  116. 16:53: 
    FULL-TIME- West Brom 2-2 Sunderland
  117. 16:53: 
    FULL-TIME- Stoke 0-1 Aston Villa
  118. 16:53: 
    FULL-TIME- Leicester 2-2 Everton

    Top start.

  119. 16:52: 
    Stoke 0-1 Aston Villa
    Paul Lambert and Roy Keane shout at official

    Stoke really banging on the door but Ron Vlaar is a colossus...

  120. 16:52: 
    FULL-TIME- West Ham 0-1 Tottenham
    Mauricio Pochettino
  121.  
    Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Tim Bechervaise: In the Dier-ing minutes, Spurs score!

    Alex Gone: Eric has en-Dier-ed himself to Spurs fans.

  122. 16:51: 

    That was extraordinary from Eric Dier. Great touch.

  123. 16:49: 
    GOAL- West Ham 0-1 Tottenham - Eric Dier (90 mins)
    Eric Dier scores

    What's he dong up there?! Centre-half Eric Dier scores on his debut, like a seasoned centre-forward.

    He's up top, played in, he skips around the goalkeeper and then slides in left-footed! Jermain Defoe would be pleased with that. An instant hero...

  124. 16:48: 
    QPR 0-1 Hull
    Gleen Hoddle

    QPR have unveiled their secret weapon - Glenn Hoddle.

    The former England manager comes down from his station in the stands to inspire the troops...

  125. 16:48: 
    GREAT SAVE!- West Ham 0-0 Tottenham

    Frenetic stuff in this game now as Stewart Downing is superbly denied one-on-one by Hugo Lloris before Nabil Bentaleb's fizzing effort from distance is batted away by Hammers keeper Adrian. Tense finish.

  126. 16:47: 

    There's that late flurry...

  127.   
    Garth Crooks, Final ScoreANALYSIS

    "For me, it wasn't a penalty for QPR. For West Brom, it is the same story as last season under Pepe Mel with them having let in a late equaliser.

    "Leicester have played well. They have had to work really hard to get back into the game against Everton and they have done."

  128. 16:44: 
    GOAL- Leicester 2-2 Everton - Chris Wood (86 mins)
    Chris Wood

    Where did this come from? Everton had looked comfortable but Leicester substitute Chris Wood finds a late equaliser. Phil Jagielka is the unwitting architect as his tackle on the edge of the box sends the ball into Wood's path, he looks up and fires into the far corner.

    He almost signed for Wolves last week. He's a Premier League goalscorer this week.

  129. 16:43: 
    GOAL- West Brom 2-2 Sunderland - Seb Larsson (85 mins)
    Seb Larsson celebrates

    Fine finish! Patrick van Aanholt gets to the dead ball line, cuts it back and there is Seb Larsson to sweep home from close range.

  130. 16:43: 
    MISSED PENALTY- QPR 0-1 Hull - Charlie Austin

    It's a really tame pen. Charlie Austin side-foots it low and on the ground, and once the keeper goes the right way it's simple.

  131. 16:41: 
    PENALTY TO QPR- QPR 0-1 Hull

    An incredibly harsh penalty again! James Chester blocks a Junior Hoilett cross with his arm/chest and the referee gives the penalty. That was 80% chest, 20% arm. And he tried to get out the way...

  132.  
    League Two latest

    Morecambe have produced one of the comebacks of the day. They trailed Newport 2-0 but two goals from Kevin Ellison have put them level. Byron Harrison's goal has Cheltenham in front against Accrington, while Daniel Nardiello's header has Bury leading at Hartlepool.

    Portsmouth, who have had Adam Webster sent off, looked like they were on course for a win courtesy of a Ryan Taylor effort and Chris Dunn own goal but Kwesi Appiah has pulled one back to give Cambridge hope. Elsewhere, Danny Hylton's penalty has drawn Oxford level at Mansfield.

  133. 16:40: 
    Leicester 1-2 Everton

    Phil Jagielka is made of stern stuff. He takes a full boot to the face as he clears from in front of Chris Wood, the Kiwi trying to volley the ball and instead taking Jags's head off.

    A small grimace and then carry on...

  134.  
    Manager reaction

    Swansea boss Garry Monk goes for the "less is more" approach following their win at Old Trafford: "Important 3 points today. That was for all SCFC supporters. But we must improve always. #hardwork"

  135. 16:37: 
    Leicester 1-2 Everton

    Everton controlling the game as the visitors threaten with their pace on the break. But Gareth Barry is lucky not to be sent off as he ends one counter with a cynical check - he's already had a booking too.

  136. 16:36: 

    Into the last 15 minutes around the grounds then. Anyone for a late flurry of goals?

  137.  
    Join the debate at #bbcfootball- Arsenal v Crystal Palace (17:30 BST)
    Joel Campbell Twitter

    Has Arsenal's Joel Campbell broken the team-sheet announcement embargo?

    Joel Campbell: Hoy comienza | this is the beginning

  138.  
    LATEST SCORES

    Leicester 1-2 Everton

    QPR 0-1 Hull

    Stoke 0-1 Aston Villa

    West Brom 2-1 Sunderland

    West Ham 0-0 Tottenham

    Check the latest scores in every division here.

  139. 16:31: 
    GOAL- West Brom 2-1 Sunderland - Saido Berahino (74 mins)
    Saido Berahino equalises

    Sunderland are slow to react, and Saido Berahino makes them pay with his second of the game. Vito Mannone keeps out Graham Dorrans's swinging shot, Craig Gardner delivers a fine cross to the back post, nobody in a red-and-white shirt moves at all, and Berahino is able to gallop in and smash home the left-footed volley.

    Alan Irvine's debut going very well now.

  140. 16:30: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Stoke 0-1 Aston Villa

    Peter Crouch is on now for Stoke - he and Bojan have the makings of a Toshack/Keegan style partnership surely? - while Villa youngster Jack Grealish is on and seems to have borrowed Lee Hendrie's haircut from circa 1997.

    Bringing curtains back? I like it Jack.

  141.  
    League One latest

    A smorgasbord of Football League strikers in action in League One.

    Aaron Wilbraham has hauled Bristol City level against Colchester, while Barnsley have also equalised through Leroy Lita to draw level with Crewe. Crawley have taken the lead against Swindon thanks to Izale McLeod's spot-kick and David Mooney has edged Leyton Orient ahead at Oldham.

    Meanwhile, Preston and Port Vale are well on the way to wins as they lead 3-0 at Scunthorpe and Doncaster respectively.

  142. 16:26: 
    GREAT SAVE!- West Ham 0-0 Tottenham

    Tottenham really pushing after West Ham went down to 10. Andros Townsend has peppered the goal with shots in the last few minutes, Adrian making two decent saves to keep him out. Spurs looking the more likely to find a breakthrough as we enter the last 20.

  143. 16:25: 
    West Brom 1-1 Sunderland

    We are into substitution territory - and Jack Rodwell has been replaced by Jordi Gomez for Sunderland. He'll be very pleased to get a rare hour under his belt.

  144. 16:24: 
    SHOCKER!- Leicester 1-2 Everton

    Wow! What an effort!

    Jeff Schlupp - who has just come on for Leicester - produces an amazingly bad shot with his first touch. The pace is brilliant to get in, the first touch is OK, but he then blazes it into Row K!

    He absolutely middled that. Just about 45 feet over the top. Composure!

  145.  
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    Shane Saunders: Didn't QPR buy a rake of defenders to, you know, defend?

    David Ljunggren: Sad to see how much Stewart Downing has deteriorated. He looks a shadow of the player he once was. Nothing seems to work for him.

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  146. 16:22: 
    CLOSE!- QPR 0-1 Hull

    Hull could wrap it up! Great breakaway sees Stephen Quinn find Tom Ince steaming in on his right shoulder, he finds Ince but Rob Green makes the save with his legs. Fine goalkeeping.

  147. 16:21: 
    Leicester 1-2 Everton

    Everton midfielder James McCarthy is in a bit of trouble here. He's trodden on in midfield - I think accidentally - and looks to be in real pain. His shin is very, very red indeed when the physio takes a look. Ouch.

  148. 16:20: 
    West Ham 0-0 Tottenham
    Pitch invader takes free-kick

    A supporter runs onto the pitch and takes the free-kick! You shouldn't laugh, but you have to. His effort is actually better than Christian Eriksen's eventual shot.

  149.  
    Championship latest

    Wes Thomas heads in to put Birmingham in front against Brighton, while Tomasz Cywka has pulled one back for Blackpool after Rudy Gestede's brace for Blackburn.

    Huddersfield's hopes of a comeback have diminished after Kenwyne Jones's second of the afternoon puts Cardiff 3-1 up. Bradley Johnson, Lewis Grabban and Alexander Tettey efforts have Norwich ahead against 10-man Watford, while Jake Taylor's goal has Reading leading against Ipswich.

  150. 16:19: 
    RED CARD- West Ham 0-0 Tottenham - James Collins
    James Collins is sent off

    It's 10 v 10 at Upton Park as James 'Ginge' Collins sees red. Well, a second yellow anyway, for hauling back Emmanuel Adebayor.

  151. 16:18: 
    DISALLOWED GOAL- West Brom 1-1 Sunderland

    Steven Fletcher has the ball in the net but the Sunderland man is just offside. Almost...

  152. 16:17: 
    QPR 0-1 Hull
    Hull manager Steve Bruce

    Will Steve be smiling all the way up the A1?

    He should get more credit for the three centre-back system. He was playing like that last year, now they're all at it.

  153.  
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    John: If only QPR had invested heavily on their defence during the summer.... Oh wait!

  154. 16:16: 
    Stoke 0-1 Aston Villa

    Stoke continue to lack any form of penetration or danger. Villa are perfectly suited to play counter attack now they have the lead. Could be a frustrating afternoon for the Potters.

  155.   
    Martin Keown, Final ScoreANALYSIS- QPR 0-1 Hull

    "Rio Ferdinand shaking his head says it all. You can't switch off. The ball has come over a lot of bodies but you always have to be alert."

  156. 16:13: 
    West Brom 1-1 Sunderland

    Victor Anichebe rolls his man again - he stays on his feet this time - and then drags a shot across goal. Perhaps he should have gone down?

    Pretty much end-to-end at The Hawthorns.

  157. 16:12: 
    CLOSE!- West Ham 0-0 Tottenham

    Stewart Downing has been the best player on the park at Upton Park, and the West Ham winger goes close with a low drive from 20 yards. Can Big Sam's men make the breakthrough?

  158.  
    Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Andrew: Is it just me or is it ironic that Howard Webb has the job of explaining the controversial decisions?

    Mr Chimps: West Brom playing at 100mph, SAFC can't cope.

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  159.  
    League One latest

    A goal from Kenneth McEvoy on the stroke of half-time has put Peterborough ahead against MK Dons, while Jamie Proctor also scored just before the break to give Fleetwood the lead at Notts County.

    Oldham and Leyton Orient are tied at 1-1 after Darius Henderson cancelled out Jonathan Forte's effort. Gillingham are leading Yeovil courtesy of Joe Martin's goal, while a Eoin Doyle penalty has put Chesterfield in front against Rochdale.

  160. 16:10: 
    GOAL- QPR 0-1 Hull - James Chester (52 mins)
    James Chester celebrates

    Rio Ferdinand may well shake his head. It's another basic goal to concede for QPR, as James Chester gets on the end of an inswinging corner to thump home a header from six yards. Hull back in business.

  161. 16:09: 
    In the Gallery
    Leicester

    This is what a first Premier League goal feels like.

    Check out the best photos from today's Premier League action on the BBC Sport Facebook page.

  162. 16:07: 
    GOAL- Stoke 0-1 Aston Villa - Andreas Weimann (50 mins)
    Andi Weimann scores

    Sloppy. Marc Wilson and Stephen Ireland both pull out of a pretty unconvincing tackle in the penalty area, Andreas Weimann picks up the pieces and hammers in a low shot which Asmir Begovic can't keep out, the ball squirming in by the far post.

    Good hit, but poor defending and average goalkeeping...

  163. 16:06: 
    West Brom 1-1 Sunderland

    West Brom go close as Craig Dawson has a header hacked off the line - but referee Neil Swarbrick had already whistled for a foul on goalkeeper Vito Mannone. Again, it was pretty soft.

  164.  
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    Tom in Sheffield: League one top two, Chesterfield and Fleetwood. This is why I love football.

  165. 16:04: 
    Leicester 1-2 Everton

    Leicester remain a threat from set-pieces, and Liam Moore almost gets on the end of a fine delivery from Anthony Knockaert. The Foxes are very much in this.

  166. 16:03: 
    Stoke 0-0 Aston Villa
    Aston Villa's manager Paul Lambert and assistant manager Roy Keane

    Aston Villa may have had a dressing down at the interval.

    Who plays the 'good cop' in this double act? A frightening thought.

  167. 16:03: 
    KICK-OFF

    We are back up and running...

  168.  
    Join the debate at #bbcfootball
    Kyle Naughton of Tottenham

    Matthew Parkin: Will Naughton's sending off be the 1st time Howard Webb is called upon to justify a very absurd refereeing decision?

    Theo Resnikoff: Daylight robbery at Upton Park, that was never a red, harsh. At least Mark did the 'Noble' thing and missed.

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  169. 15:57: 
    HALF-TIME SCORES

    Leicester 1-2 Everton

    QPR 0-0 Hull

    Stoke 0-0 Aston Villa

    West Brom 1-1 Sunderland

    West Ham 0-0 Tottenham

    Check the latest scores in every division here.

  170.  
    Championship latest

    Blackpool have enough players to name a full substitutes bench but they have gone behind to a Rudy Gestede goal for Blackburn. There have been four goals at the Macron Stadium where Bolton and Nottingham Forest are locked at 2-2.

    Huddersfield parted company with manager Mark Robins after one game and their fortunes are not getting any better as they trail Cardiff. Peter Whittingham and Kenwyne Jones put the Bluebirds in front, with Murray Wallace pulling one back to give the Terriers some hope.

  171. 15:54: 

    My quick half-time analysis of two long-range goals - Aiden McGeady's was as good as it gets, there was not a thing that could be done to prevent it.

    But Ben Foster probably should be saving Lee Cattermole's goal. He got a good strong hand to it.

  172. 15:55: 
    Vote result

    We've been asking where you think Manchester United will finish this season and you, the live text readers, have had your say in our online vote. 54% of voters believe that Manchester United will finish outside the top four in the Premier League this season, 35% believe Louis van Gaal's side will qualify for the Champions League and 11% think they will win the title.

  173.   
    Alistair Mann, BBC Match of the Day commentatorHALF-TIME- QPR 0-0 Hull

    "QPR have definitely come the closer in the opening 45 minutes. Chances have come and gone for Remy, Mutch and Robertson has cleared a Caulker effort off the line. But at the break it is still 0-0."

  174.   
    John Roder, Match of the Day commentatorHALF-TIME- Stoke 0-0 Aston Villa

    "Not too much in the way of goalscoring chances created by either side. Aly Cissokho has impressed on his Villa debut, while Bojan Krkic has shown some nice touches on his first appearance for Stoke. But we need a goal!"

  175. 15:50: 

    Everton top the table at half-time then, with Manchester United and Leicester propping the rest up. Everton's two goals are both well worth seeing on Match of the Day this evening.

  176.   
    Martin Fisher, Match of the Day commentator at Upton ParkHALF-TIME- West Ham 0-0 Tottenham
    Mark Noble misses penalty

    "Applause rings out around the ground but West Ham should really be a goal to the good. Mark Noble put his spot kick wide, but he is usually so good from the spot. Not this time though and it goalless at half-time."

  177. 15:48: 
    HALF-TIME- QPR 0-0 Hull
  178. 15:48: 
    HALF-TIME- Leicester 1-2 Everton
  179. 15:48: 
    HALF-TIME- Stoke 0-0 Aston Villa
  180. 15:47: 
    HALF-TIME- West Brom 1-1 Sunderland
  181.   
    Garth Crooks, Final ScoreANALYSIS- Leicester 1-2 Everton

    "I hope Leicester don't get disheartened as they have gone behind to two quality finishes from Everton. They have played really well and could be level."

  182. 15:47: 
    CLOSE!- Stoke 0-0 Aston Villa

    Phil Bardsley goes close for Stoke on his debut when he cuts in from the right and curls a shot from outside the area but Villa goalkeeper Brad Guzan scrambles across his goal to get a hand on it.

  183.  
    League Two latest

    Newport are having an enjoyable afternoon as goals from Adam Chapman and Aaron O'Connor have put the in front at Morecambe. Plymouth also have a two-goal advantage as they lead Exeter, with Tyler Harvey and Reuben Reid getting the goal.

    Wimbledon have also gone in front at Luton thanks to a third goal of the season for Matt Tubbs.

  184. 15:46: 
    HALF-TIME- West Ham 0-0 Tottenham
  185. 15:46: 
    CLOSE!- QPR 0-0 Hull

    QPR go close to taking the lead. Steven Caulker's header from a corner is blocked on the line by Andy Robertson before Nikica Jelavic hacks the ball upwards and Allan McGregor completes the clearance by punching the ball over the bar. The Hull players can remove their hearts from their mouths.

  186.  
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    Brad, Folkestone: Fancy QPR for a top ten place if they keep Remy. Charlie Austin and Remy to forge a good understanding is goals on tap!

  187.   
    David Pleat, former Tottenham manager on BBC Radio 5 live:Leicester 1-2 Everton

    "It's come from the same position from which they threatened two or three times. Naismith swept the ball in with his left foot and the keeper could do nothing about it."

  188. 15:44: 
    GOAL- Leicester 1-2 Everton - Steven Naismith (45 mins)
    Steven Naismith scores

    It's another picture-perfect finish from Everton! Lovely move down the left as Leighton Baines is released, he picks out Steven Pienaar and while he can't control the ball, it runs on for Steven Naismith. Leaning back, he cracks home off the underside of the crossbar. Whack!

  189. 15:43: 
    SUBSTITUTION- QPR 0-0 Hull

    Robert Snodgrass's Hull debut is over. He can't shake off the after-effects of a Joey Barton challenge and he's replaced by Stephen Quinn.

  190. 15:41: 
    GOAL- West Brom 1-1 Sunderland - Saido Berahino (Pen 42 mins)
    Saido Berahino celebrates

    Youngster Saido Berahino takes the responsibility and makes a nice job of it, sending Vito Mannone the wrong way and rolling into the corner. All square.

  191. 15:41: 
    PENALTY TO WEST BROM- West Brom 0-1 Sunderland

    There's soft penalties. And then there is this one. Victor Anichebe rolls defender Valentin Roberge, goes down under slight pressure and the ref gives the penalty...

  192. 15:39: 
    GREAT SAVE!- West Brom 0-1 Sunderland

    They're all at it at The Hawthorns. Craig Gardner is the latest to have a dig from range, thumping in a great hit against his former club but Vito Mannone is right behind it to make the save.

  193.  
    League One latest

    Colchester are in front at Bristol City while Barnsley are heading to a second league defeat as they trail Crewe, who beat them in the Capital One Cup in midweek, courtesy of a Billy Waters effort. Preston and Port Vale are also leading at Scunthorpe and Doncaster respectively.

  194. 15:38: 
    West Ham 0-0 Tottenham
    Mark Noble

    Carlton! Carlton!

  195. 15:37: 
    QPR 0-0 Hull

    Worrying signs for Hull fans as new number 10 Robert Snodgrass goes down. He needs lengthy treatment and is off the pitch with the medical staff now.

  196. 15:36: 
    CLOSE!- West Brom 0-1 Sunderland

    He can hit them, he can really hit them, and Chris Brunt skims the paintwork from 30 yards with a rasper on his left peg. When Lee Cattermole is thumping them in from range you've got to chance your arm.

    West Brom playing much better now.

  197. 15:35: 
    Stoke 0-0 Aston Villa

    Stoke continue to control possession but they can't find any cutting edge. Villa playing very direct, using their pace on the break.

  198.  
    Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Lee Collingwood: So harsh on Naughton to be red carded, it's not even a yellow for me.

    Toby: Looked harsh at first but on the replay it was a save Lloris would have been proud of.

    Stoney: The only thing worse than that decision from Foy was Noble's penalty attempt. Both absolutely shocking.

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  199. 15:34: 
    Leicester 1-1 Everton

    Everton get Leighton Baines in around the back, neat play, he finds goalscorer Aiden McGeady but his shot is charged down by Wes Morgan. Goal-saving stuff.

  200. 15:31: 
    West Ham 0-0 Tottenham
    Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino

    Plenty of re-organising needed for Spurs now, as Etienne Capoue drops into defence. Can they survive with 10 men for the best part of an hour?

    Mark Noble had scored his last 10 Premier league penalties before this afternoon's scuffer...

  201. 15:31: 
    CLOSE!- QPR 0-0 Hull

    Joey Barton goes close for QPR with a free-kick from close to the right-hand corner of the box, which he swings round the wall but not enough to then curl inside the post. The side-netting rippled, leading some in the ground to think it was in, but it remains 0-0.

    Jordon Mutch then heads wide under pressure. QPR getting closer.

  202.   
    Martin Keown, Final ScoreANALYSIS- Leicester 1-1 Everton

    "The equaliser has come from a set piece which Everton won't be happy about. The Championship clubs seem to be better at set pieces than the Premier League sides.

    "Leonardo Ulloa is a powerful lad and he has put it away nicely."

  203. 15:30: 
    Leicester 1-1 Everton
    Leicester v Everton

    Everton having more of the play now as Romelu Lukaku gets involved. He charges into the box down the left-hand channel but drags his cross/shot across the face of goal.

  204. 15:29: 
    MISSED PENALTY- West Ham 0-0 Tottenham - Mark Noble
    Mark noble reacts to missing penalty

    Mark Noble steps up and puts the spot-kick wide! A poor, poor effort...

  205. 15:28: 
    RED CARD- West Ham 0-0 Tottenham - Kyle Naughton
    Kyle Naughton is sent off

    ...and a red card! Harsh? It was right at him but Kyle Naughton was only a few yards away from the goal. Big chance now...

  206. 15:27: 
    PENALTY TO WEST HAM- West Ham 0-0 Tottenham

    Kyle Naughton blocks Kevin Nolan's shot with his hands and that's a penalty...

  207.  
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    Aidan Williams: Aiden McGeady is an 'en' spelling fool! I refuse to congratulate this heretic.

    Stacy Phillips: Never more vulnerable than when you've just scored! Welcome back to the Premier League Leicester!

    Stepan Benyovszky: Allardyce's Hammers both keep ball under pressure and combine forward better than Pochettino's Spurs. Odd.

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  208. 15:25: 
    CLOSE!- Stoke 0-0 Aston Villa
    Gabby Agbonlahor chance

    Villa should be ahead. Great work from debutant Kieran Richardson as he chases down a lost cause, Stoke keeper Asmir Begovic should clear it out but he allows Richardson to nick it from his grasp, he squares it for Gabby Agbonlahor and under pressure he fluffs his shot wide of the far post. Great opening.

  209.   
    David Pleat, former Tottenham manager on BBC Radio 5 live:Leicester 1-1 Everton

    "Nigel Pearson will be delighted to see the players come back immediately. He is sat in the technical area near us and he will be thrilled with that spirit."

  210. 15:23: 
    CLOSE!- West Brom 0-1 Sunderland

    Chance!

    Victor Anichebe picks out Saido Berahino on the right of the box and he slams into the side-netting. West Brom looking dangerous now.

  211.  
    Championship latest

    Wigan were knocked out of the League Cup in midweek by Burton and they went behind at Charlton to a Jordan Cousins goal before Callum McManaman equalised. Watford are at Norwich and have gone down to 10 men following Joel Ekstand's sending off.

    Fulham were beaten last week in their first league game since relegation and it's not going well for them against Millwall as they have gone a goal down following Martyn Woolford's effort.

  212. 15:22: 
    GOAL- Leicester 1-1 Everton - Leonardo Ulloa (22 mins)
    Leonardo Ulloa celebrates

    Money well spent! Leonardo Ulloa has a goal on his Leicester debut, and the Foxes are behind for only a minute or so.

    Sylvain Distin is involved again, this time hitting a clearance into Ulloa from a corner, and the former Brighton man reacts well to smash home the loose ball.

    The £8m man is up and running.

  213. 15:20: 
    GOAL- Leicester 0-1 Everton - Aiden McGeady (20 mins)
    Aiden McGeady scores

    Precision. Absolute precision!

    Kasper Schmeichel makes a sprawling save to keep out Sylvain Distin, the ball coughs out to Aiden McGeady on the left-hand side of the penalty area but he has Schmeichel and three defenders between himself and the goal. He has a square foot or so of space in the very top corner available, and simply places the ball right there. Brilliant goal!

  214. 15:18: 
    West Brom 0-1 Sunderland

    West Brom force a few corners as they look to fight back against Sunderland. Gareth McAuley is his usual nuisance self but he can't win a header cleanly. Sunderland will look to break with purpose now.

  215. 15:16: 
    QPR 0-0 Hull
    Loic Remy heads

    The first signs of QPR as an attacking threat come on the break as Jordon Mutch and Charlie Austin charge forward. They are initially halted but the ball falls to the feet of Loic Remy whose deflected shot is on target but straight into the arms of Allan McGregor. Alejandro Faurlin then drags a shot wide after Richard Dunne causes carnage.

  216. 15:15: 
    Leicester 0-0 Everton

    Leicester enjoy a good few minutes of pressure, but titanic centre-half Wes Morgan can't sort his feet out when a corner comes his way, shanking the shot horribly wide. So far, so good for the Foxes though. They've kept Everton at arm's length.

    Leonardo Ulloa closes down Tim Howard
  217.  
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    Dave Young: Utd need Di Maria & Vidal to be a force. Will they flirt impotently again this window or step up and buy a marquee player?

    Joe: Glad to see LvG taking responsibility. Moyes never took the blame, LvG still the man for United.

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  218. 15:14: 
    West Ham 0-0 Tottenham

    Still just that early Carlton Cole shot to get half excited about at Upton Park. Emmanuel Adebayor is looking isolated up front on his own for Spurs.

  219. 15:12: 
    Stoke 0-0 Aston Villa

    That is nice! Stoke really putting some play together now, as Bojan Krkic picks it up out on the left, comes inside and rifles a shot into the side-netting. He really looks like the kid in the Sixth Sense doesn't he?

    I see goals people...

  220. 15:11: 
    Leicester 0-0 Everton

    Everton looking neat and tidy, with Aiden McGeady cutting inside with some tricky footwork - but he can't get a shot off. Romelu Lukaku has been quiet thus far.

  221.  
    The view from the Swansea bench...

    Gerhard Tremmel: What a great start to the new season.

  222.   
    David Pleat, Former Tottenham manager on BBC Radio 5 live:Leicester 0-0 Everton

    "Leicester containing quite comfortably. Danny Drinkwater is getting on the ball for Leicester and they will need a midfield player to exert some authority."

  223. 15:09: 
    Stoke 0-0 Aston Villa

    Stoke are having plenty of the play, with new signing Bojan Krkic showing some neat touches through the middle, but there have been no real chances as of yet. Villa just hoofing it clear in the early stages.

  224. 15:09:  
    Garth Crooks, BBC SportANALYSIS- West Brom 0-1 Sunderland

    "It's a great strike from Lee Cattermole but I have one doubt. West Brom keeper Ben Foster got a hand to it and maybe should have turned it over the bar."

    Lee Cattermole of Sunderland (R) celebrates
  225. 15:07: 
    QPR 0-0 Hull

    Nikica Jelavic is up front on his own for Hull this afternoon and the Croatian sends the first effort of the afternoon over the top. Tom Ince is supporting him from deep.

  226. 15:07: 
    West Ham 0-0 Tottenham
    West Ham fans cheer on their team

    It's a decent start for the Hammers as Carlton Cole puts a shot wide on the turn. Good opening for the hosts.

  227. 15:05: 
    GOAL- West Brom 0-1 Sunderland - Lee Cattermole (5 mins)
    Lee Cattermole scores

    Do not adjust your set - Lee Cattermole in scorcher shock!

    What a hit this is. West Brom make a mess of clearing a free-kick, it comes to Cattermole 25 yards out and he lashes it into the top corner. Tremendous strike. He must have visualised a 50/50 tackle and channelled that power into a fine strike. Bad start for Alan Irvine...

  228.  
    Manager reaction- Man Utd 1-2 Swansea

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal: "It is very disappointing that we have lost our first home match. We didn't reach the level we can play at. That is disappointing because we have done it much better and when you cannot do it in your first home match that is disappointing, especially for the fans.

    "We were very nervous in first half, made the wrong choices and that is a pity. In the second half we never played as a team, therefore I'm responsible.

    "We had more chances than Swansea but that shall say nothing about the result. It is the goals that count. I thought we would win [at 1-1] but because we are not playing as a team in the second half we made the wrong decisions going forward.

    "My players did their utmost best, which I said in the dressing room, but you also need to play as a team and reach your level."

  229. 15:03: 
    West Brom 0-0 Sunderland

    Saido Berahino almost wriggles in for West Brom until Lee Cattermole shuts the door in his face, fine recovery tackle from the Sunderland midfielder.

  230.  
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    Mitch Mansfield: Had my doubts about Montero and Gomis, but can now add them to growing list of reasons to be optimistic for SCFC.

    Fahad Khan: Not a United fan, but aren't people making a meal out of 1 game. Moyes won his first game and see where he went. Give LvG time.

    Glen Povey: United still need 5 or 6 top players to compete. Good possession but no cutting edge!

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  231. 15:01: 
    Leicester 0-0 Everton

    Steven Pienaar is playing in the Ross Barkley role for Everton today and gets the first dribble of the season away, beating two men before Andy King silences him with a fine tackle.

  232. 15:00: 
    KICK-OFF

    We are under way in our five Premier League games...

  233. 14:58: 

    Here we go then...

  234.  
    Manager reaction- Man Utd 1-2 Swansea
    Garry Monk

    Swansea manager Garry Monk speaking to BT Sport: "We have been working hard in pre-season on defensive shape and we can get even better at that but there were pleasing signs in the way we stuck together and the goals we scored against a side of Manchester United's resources.

    "We have worked on the mentality side of things so that even when things go against us we continue to believe in what we are doing."

  235. 14:54: 

    Players in the tunnel around the grounds. Roy Hodgson is in Leicester, it's all going off.

    Young fans fly Leicester City flags prior to the Barclays Premier League match

    Are you ready?

  236.  
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    Andrew, London: Arsenal lost their first game last season - they signed Ozil. Ed Woodward needs to put his money where his mouth is. Now.

    Matt in Huddersfield: United fans should be delighted with this result! Van Gaal might actually realise how sub standard and slow this team is and clear out the dross!! New winger and at least 1 new centre half urgently required!

    Harry: Might it be worthwhile to remind everyone this is one game? Remember Arsenal's apocalyptic defeat to Aston Villa? Calm your reactions.

  237. 14:53: 
    Vote: Where will Man Utd finish?

    We want you to have your say on where Manchester United will finish in the Premier League this season by voting here or by tweeting #Champions #TopFour or #Other to @bbcsport.

    The vote will close at 15:45 BST and the results will be announced later in the live text commentary and on Final Score. You can see the terms and conditions here.

  238.  
    Player reaction- Man Utd 1-2 Swansea

    Swansea matchwinner Gylfi Sigurdsson speaking to BT Sport: "I think the shape and the way we defended was key. The manager set us up perfectly. We showed character, dug in at the end and I think in the end we deserved it. We knew it would be difficult with a new manager to come in here."

  239. 14:51: 
    Leicester v Everton (15:00 BST)

    It is buzzing in Leicester. They have adopted the Crystal Palace/St Pauli song 'we love you, we love you...' and it doesn't half create an atmosphere.

    Ten minutes away from kick-off.

  240.  
    Player reaction- Man Utd 1-2 Swansea

    Swansea captain Ashley Williams speaking to BT Sport: "We were very focused and did what we came to do. Personally I really wanted to work harder than my opponent and prevent anything getting through on goal.

    "We want to be a team with character and fight, that is the only way that you can get anywhere in the Premier League. There are no stars here, the team is the star. That is one win, but we need to go again."

  241. 14:50: 
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    The app is freely available from Google Play for Android devices, the App Store for iPhones, and the UK Amazon Kindle Fire Appstore.

  242.   
    Gary Lineker, BBC Sport

    Gary Lineker: Van Gaal creates a record on his debut. The first MUFC manager to lose at home on the opening day of a Premier League season.

  243.  
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    Tom Miszkowski: Swansea were everything United weren't today, solid at the back, quick in the final third.

  244. 14:46: 
    Leicester v Everton (15:00 BST)
    Leicester's Muzzy Izzet and Tony Cottee

    A big day in Leicester as Premier League football returns. The horn player will be getting nervous right around now.

    The pitch is being watered, fans look pumped. Can they start with a win?

  245.  
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    Steven Rossiter: Take Rooney and De Gea out of the team and the rest are painfully average at best. Another dire season awaits.

    Jack Williams: United's squad looks featherweight. They/Van Gaal will have achieved something remarkable if they're top four next May.

    Andy Brown: Was selecting Lingard and Blackett LvG's way of telling the board to get their cheque books out?

  246.   
    Danny Mills, BBC Radio 5 liveMan Utd 1-2 Swansea

    "They're miles off the Champions League. I made my predictions that Man United will do well to finish fifth if they make signings. The quality simply is not there. Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie and Juan Mata yes, but what is behind them?

    "Ed Woodward took an awful lot of flak last year for not getting the signings in. Surely they are not going to make the same mistake again?"

    Juan Mata, Darren Fletcher and Wayne Rooney
  247. 14:44: 
    Van Gaal's unwanted record- Man Utd 1-2 Swansea
    Manchester United

    Swansea's first league win at Old Trafford means it is the first time Manchester United have lost a home game in the Premier League on the opening day of the season.

  248.  
    LINE-UPS- Leicester v Everton (15:00 BST)

    Leicester: Schmeichel, De Laet, Moore, Morgan, Konchesky, Mahrez, King, Drinkwater, Knockaert, Nugent, Ulloa. Subs: Hammond, Hamer, Schlupp, Hopper, Taylor-Fletcher, Wasilewski, Wood.

    Everton: Howard, Stones, Jagielka, Distin, Baines, McCarthy, Barry, McGeady, Naismith, Pienaar, Lukaku. Subs: Robles, Mirallas, Besic, Atsu, Osman, Coleman, Alcaraz.

    Referee: Mike Jones (Cheshire)

  249.  
    LINE-UPS- QPR v Hull (15:00 BST)

    QPR: Green, Caulker, Ferdinand, Dunne, Simpson, Faurlin, Mutch, Barton, Traore, Remy, Austin. Subs: Hill, Phillips, Onuoha, Henry, Murphy, Hoilett, Zamora.

    Hull: McGregor, Bruce, Chester, Davies, Elmohamady, Huddlestone, Livermore, Robertson, Snodgrass, Ince, Jelavic. Subs: Figueroa, Meyler, Brady, McShane, Harper, Aluko, Quinn.

    Referee: Craig Pawson (South Yorkshire)

  250.  
    LINE-UPS- Stoke v Aston Villa (15:00 BST)

    Stoke: Begovic, Bardsley, Shawcross, Wilson, Pieters, Whelan, Nzonzi, Bojan, Ireland, Arnautovic, Diouf. Subs: Huth, Muniesa, Adam, Walters, Sidwell, Crouch, Sorensen.

    Stoke

    Aston Villa: Guzan, Hutton, Vlaar, Senderos, Cissokho, Westwood, Delph, Agbonlahor, N'Zogbia, Richardson, Weimann. Subs: Baker, Clark, Bacuna, El Ahmadi, Bent, Given, Grealish.

    Referee: Anthony Taylor (England)

  251.  
    LINE-UPS- West Brom v Sunderland (15:00 BST)

    West Brom: Foster, Wisdom, Dawson, Olsson, Pocognoli, Dorrans, Gardner, Mulumbu, Brunt, Berahino, Anichebe. Subs: Baird, Yacob, Ideye, Myhill, Davidson, O'Neil, Sessegnon.

    Sunderland: Mannone, Roberge, Brown, O'Shea, Van Aanholt, Larsson, Cattermole, Rodwell, Johnson, Wickham, Fletcher. Subs: Pantilimon, Bridcutt, Gomez, Altidore, Mavrias, Graham, Buckley.

    Referee: Neil Swarbrick (Lancashire)

  252.  
    LINE-UPS- West Ham v Tottenham (15:00 BST)

    West Ham: Adrian, O'Brien, Reid, Collins, Cresswell, Noble, Drampis, Vaz Te, Nolan, Downing, Cole. Subs: Zarate, Demel, Diame, Jaaskelainen, Poyet, Valencia, Burke.

    Sam Allardyce

    Tottenham Hotspur: Lloris, Naughton, Kaboul, Dier, Rose, Bentaleb, Capoue, Lennon, Lamela, Eriksen, Adebayor. Subs: Soldado, Holtby, Townsend, Kane, Dawson, Friedel, Davies.

    Referee: Chris Foy (Merseyside)

  253. 14:40: 

    Plenty of reaction to come from the season opener at Old Trafford. But also five more games coming up shortly. Here's the full run-down:

  254. 14:39: 
    FULL-TIME- Man Utd 1-2 Swansea

    Swansea's first ever league win at Old Trafford. Big.

  255. 14:38: 
    PENALTY APPEAL- Man Utd 1-2 Swansea

    Big penalty shout! Manchester United at the Stretford End - and it's not given. A cross hammers into the hand of Angel Rangel, behind his back, and Mike Dean says no...

  256. 14:37: 
    Man Utd 1-2 Swansea

    Adnan Januzaj on the volley! Thumped into the chest of a Swansea defender - great block...

  257.  
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    Steve Howes: Another easy season for teams at OT.

    DSSBrooks: The response from United since going 2-1 down has been pathetic. As bad as last season. Completely unacceptable.

    Stavros Makrozachopo: I think we're clearly starting to see now the effect of Ferguson's retirement. Average players without the influence of Fergie.

  258. 14:36: 
    Man Utd 1-2 Swansea

    United cross. Ashley Williams clears.

    And again.

    And again...

  259. 14:33: 
    INJURY TIME- Man Utd 1-2 Swansea

    FOUR MINUTES added on. What we used to call 'Fergie time'...

    Sir Alex Ferguson looks at his watch
  260. 14:32: 
    Man Utd 1-2 Swansea

    Proof, if proof were required, that there isn't a coach in the world who doesn't lump it to Marouane Fellaini in the final few minutes when behind.

    Lukasz Fabianski comes out twice to claim the ball superbly. Swansea moments away from three points.

  261. 14:30: 
    Man Utd 1-2 Swansea

    Wayne Rooney is not happy with Adnan Januzaj, bellowing instructions to the young flier as Swansea kill the clock in the corner. What a win this would be for Garry Monk.

  262. 14:27: 
    FINAL FIVE- Man Utd 1-2 Swansea
    Manchester United directors David Gill and Sir Alex Ferguson in the stands

    The ghost of managers past lingers on at Old Trafford. There are the first real sounds of frustration from the stands as we enter the final five minutes.

  263. 14:27: 
    Final Score

    Final Score is getting under way now on the Red Button and at the top of this page, with Garth Crooks and Martin Keown the guests.

    It will be on BBC One from 16:30 BST, while viewers in Scotland can watch Sportscene from 16:30 BST.

  264.   
    Danny Mills, BBC Radio 5 liveMan Utd 1-2 Swansea

    "Bafetimbi Gomis is making the Manchester United defence look very ordinary indeed. Far too easy. A few United fans are starting to leave already. They've seen enough."

  265. 14:25: 
    Man Utd 1-2 Swansea

    Gylfi Sigurdsson's confidence is sky-high. He produces a remarkable flick to play the ball inside an into the path of rampaging forward Bafetimbi Gomis but Phil Jones just about shuts the door. That was almost brilliant.

  266. 14:24: 

    Don't ever bring an F1 analogy to these pages again Steve.

  267.  
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    Steve in Skelmersdale: I doubt we'll see the 3 at the back from LvG again anytime soon, there's a reason why no other team in the league use that system, that's like putting prime tyres on your F1 car when the others are using option tyres. Take the hint, use what works.

  268.  
    Join the debate at #bbcfootball- Trouble for the Toffees?
    Roberto Martinez

    Roberto Martinez has been living the dream ever since he arrived at Everton, but losing Ross Barkley is a real blow.

    Does he need to add to his squad now? How can Everton improve on last season? Can they challenge the top four?

    Let us know.

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  269. 14:23:  
    BBC Sport's Chris Bevan at Old TraffordMan Utd 1-2 Swansea

    "For the second time today, the Swansea fans crammed into a corner of Old Trafford are jumping in delight and singing "we are top of the league" and, yes, loudly questioning Louis van Gaal's future employment again too. In contrast, the home supporters are reliving their worst moments of last season in silence, as the minutes tick down to what would be another historic home defeat - they have never lost to Swansea at home in the league."

  270. 14:22: 
    Man Utd 1-2 Swansea
    Gylfi Sigurdsson

    Gylfi Sigurdsson now has as many Premier League goals for Swansea (eight in 19) as he had for Spurs (eight in 58).

  271. 14:21: 
    Man Utd 1-2 Swansea

    Incredibly early days, but Jefferson Montero looks a right threat. The Swansea winger has one setting - run at pace.

    He picks the ball up and skins Phil Jones, before Marouane Fellain fells Montero with a knee to the back.

  272.  
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    Jack Blackburn: One is reminded of one of LVG's predecessors, Tommy Docherty: "Defence? What defence?"

    Paul lummis: As per last season, Fellaini conspires to stand around in the box doing absolutely nothing...

    Gavin Scott: Over-excited United fans. I don't care who your manager is - Fellaini, Young and Nani are still Fellaini, Young and Nani.

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  273. 14:20: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Man Utd 1-2 Swansea

    Another new signing is on for Swansea as we enter the last 10 minutes. Bafetimbi Gomis replaces Wilfried Bony up front. One unit on for another.

  274. 14:18: 
    Man Utd 1-2 Swansea

    Gylfi Sigurdsson is not far off having a statue commissioned at the Liberty Stadium. Hugely popular in his first spell a few years ago, he now has a goal and an assist at Old Trafford on his second debut.

    Can the Welsh side hang on?

  275.   
    Danny Mills, BBC Radio 5 liveMan Utd 1-2 Swansea

    "Montero did very, very well, floated the ball up, Ashley Young has no idea how to play left-back and has no idea where his player is. Young is caught under the ball and as the ball comes back inside from Routledge's volley it's an easy tap in from six or seven yards out. Ashley Young is the key to that. That's what happens when you play payers out of position."

    Gylfi Sigurdsson of Swansea City celebrates
  276. 14:15: 
    GOAL- Man Utd 1-2 Swansea - Gylfi Sigurdsson (72 mins)

    They can nick one on the break! New boy Jefferson Montero - just on as a sub - stands it up the back post, Wayne Routledge slips and completely shanks his shot, it falls right at the feet of Gylfi Sigurdsson and the Icelander is cool as you like, burying with his left foot from 10 yards.

    David de Gea could have done better. Manchester United could have done better...

    Gylfi Sigurdsson of Swansea City scores his team's second goal
  277. 14:15: 
    Join the debate at #bbcfootball- Foxes in the hunt?
    David Nugent

    A decade away, but can Leicester stay up this season? The Foxes were dominant in the Championship last season but haven't been overly busy in the transfer market this summer.

    Have they done enough to compete? Will Nigel Pearson need a miracle? Can Leonardo Ulloa pay off his transfer fee?

    Let us know.

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  278.  
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    Luke: Looking at United now clearly LVG had no idea of the "best formation for his players" 3-5-2 will not be seen again.

    Jack of all trades: It feels just like last season, only difference is that van Gaal doesn't let the game drift like Moyes did.

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  279. 14:14: 
    Man Utd 1-1 Swansea

    Into the last 20 minutes at Old Trafford. Can the hosts break Swansea down? Or will the visitors nick one on the break?

  280. 14:13: 
    Team News- West Brom v Sunderland (15:00 BST)

    New West Bromwich Albion manager Alan Irvine names three of his eight summer signings in his starting line-up for the visit of Sunderland, with Andre Wisdom, Craig Gardner and Sebastien Pocognoli getting the nod. Record signing Brown Ideye is on the bench. The visiting Black Cats hand starts to new boys Jack Rodwell and Patrick van Aanholt.

    West Bromwich Albion XI: Foster, Wisdom, Dawson, Olsson, Pocognoli, Mulumbu, Gardner, Dorrans, Berahino, Brunt, Anichebe

    Sunderland XI: Mannone, Roberge, Van Aanholt, Brown, O'Shea, Cattermole, Larsson, Rodwell, Johnson, Wickham, Fletcher

  281. 14:13: 
    Look who's back...- QPR v Hull (15:00 BST)

    Glenn Hoddle snapped outside Loftus Road and posted on QPR's Twitter account.

    Glenn Hoddle
  282. 14:12: 
    Team News- West Ham v Tottenham (15:00 BST)

    West Ham boss Sam Allardyce gives debuts to summer signings Cheikhou Kouyate and Aaron Cresswell but fellow new arrival Enner Valencia is only fit enough for a place on the bench. The Ecuador international is building his fitness following his time at the World Cup.

    New Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino gives defender Eric Dier his competitive debut following his summer arrival from Sporting Lisbon. Emmanuel Adebayor starts in attack while Younes Kaboul captains the side in his 100th Premier League appearance.

    West Ham XI: Adrian, O'Brien, Reid, Collins, Cresswell, Nolan, Noble, Kouyate, Downing, Cole, Vaz Te.

    Tottenham XI: Lloris; Naughton, Dier, Kaboul, Rose; Bentaleb, Capoue; Lennon, Eriksen, Lamela; Adebayor.

  283. 14:11: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Man Utd 1-1 Swansea

    Alan Hutton is in from the cold at Villa, as Manchester United bring on their own outcast. Marouane Fellaini is on for Ander Herrera. Go big?

  284. 14:11: 
    Team news- Stoke v Aston Villa (15:00 BST)

    Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert give debuts to new signings Philippe Senderos, Aly Cissokho and Kieran Richardson while Alan Hutton features for the first time since May 2012. Darren Bent is named among the Villa substitutes.

    Aston Villa XI: Guzan, Hutton, Vlaar, Senderos, Cissokho, Westwood, Delph, Richardson, N'Zogbia, Weimann, Agbonlahor.

  285. 14:10: 
    FULL-TIME- Leeds 1-0 Middlesbrough

    They left it late, but Leeds have a league win under Dave Hockaday.

    Leeds United manager David Hockaday
  286. 14:10: 
    Team news- Leicester City v Everton (15:00 BST)

    Leicester City make their first Premier League appearance in a decade and they hand a debut to record signing Leonardo Ulloa.

    The 28-year-old signed from Brighton this summer for around £8m and will partner Liverpudlian David Nugent in attack, but other new additions Marc Albrighton and Matthew Upson miss out through injury.

    For Everton, it is a familiar looking side. Gareth Barry and Romelu Lukaku both play after making their loan moves of last season permanent. Summer recruits Muhamed Besic and Christian Atsu are substitutes.

    Leicester XI: Schmeichel, De Laet, Morgan, Moore, Konchesky, Knockaert, Drinkwater, King, Mahrez, Ulloa, Nugent.

    Everton XI: Howard, Baines, Jagielka, McGeady, Lukaku, Naismith, Distin, McCarthy, Barry, Pienaar, Stones.

  287. 14:09: 
    GOAL- Leeds 1-0 Middlesbrough

    Leeds leave it late but grab what could be the winner. A Michael Tonge shot is parried by keeper Tomas Mejias and Billy Sharp follows up to poke the ball in on his debut.

  288. 14:09: 
    HITS THE WOODWORK- Man Utd 1-1 Swansea

    Wayne Rooney takes the free-kick - and curls it against the outside of the post! What an effort...

    Manchester United's Wayne Rooney takes a free kick
  289. 14:07: 
    Man Utd 1-1 Swansea

    Manchester United have had 59% of the play in the second half. They look the most likely to score the next goal, as Wayne Rooney wins a free-kick in a dangerous area.

  290. 14:06: 
    Team news- Stoke v Aston Villa (15:00 BST)

    Former Barcelona forward Bojan Krkic makes his Stoke debut in attack while fellow new boys Phil Bardsley and Mame Biram Diouf both make their first appearances for the Potters.

    Stoke XI: Begovic, Bardsley, Shawcross, Wilson, Pieters, Whelan, Nzonzi; Bojan, Ireland, Arnautovic, Diouf

  291. 14:05: 

    The back three is the new back four.

  292. 14:05: 
    Team news- QPR v Hull (15:00 BST)

    Rio Ferdinand is in as part of a back three at QPR, which also includes fellow new-signing Steven Caulker. Jordon Mutch makes his debut in midfield, while Loic Remy - who would have been a Liverpool player this season but for a reported failed medical - starts up front with Charlie Austin.

    QPR XI: Green, Simpson, Traore, Caulker, Ferdinand, Dunne, Barton , Mutch, Faurlin, Remy, Austin

    QPR defender Rio Ferdinand and manager Harry Redknapp
  293. 14:05: 
    Leicester v Everton (15:00 BST)
    Everton
  294. 14:04:  
    BBC Sport's Chris Bevan at Old TraffordMan Utd 1-1 Swansea

    "The United fans had been pretty quiet ever since Ki Sung-yueng fired Swansea ahead but Old Trafford is rocking again after that Wayne Rooney goal and this looks like a different game now.

    "Moving to four at the back was not the only tactical change Van Gaal made at half-time - Nani, Juan Mata and Adnan Januzaj are behind Wayne Rooney in a 4-2-3-1 formation and so far we have seen more passes slipped through to the striker than they managed in the first 45 minutes. In their new shape, United are working the visiting defence far harder than they did before the break."

  295. 14:03: 
    Man Utd 1-1 Swansea

    Swansea just starting to look a bit ragged as United dial up the pressure. The Stretford End is attempting to suck the ball into the net...

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  297. 14:02: 
    Team news- QPR v Hull (15:00 BST)

    Steve Bruce hands a debut to Robert Snodgrass and Tom Ince, who are likely to provide attacking support for Nikica Jelavic following the sale of Shane Long. Scottish defender Andy Robertson also makes his first Hull start.

    Hull XI: McGregor, Bruce, Chester, Davies, Huddlestone, Snodgrass, Livermore, Jelavic, Ince, Robertson, Elmohamady

    Hull's new signing Robert Snodgrass
  298. 14:01: 
    Man Utd 1-1 Swansea
    Wayne Rooney

    Wayne Rooney keeps on scoring. He has plenty of time to break all of the records yet...

  299. 13:58: 
    Man Utd 1-1 Swansea

    The hosts had had all of the play since the restart, that goal was coming, even if Lukasz Fabianski in the Swans goal hadn't been tested. Slack marking from a corner - basics.

    Who will be next to threaten?

  300.   
    Danny Mills, BBC Radio 5 liveMan Utd 1-1 Swansea

    "Manchester United do not have much height in their side, but a little bit of confusion in the Swansea defence helped that corner in.

    "Angel Rangel left Wayne Rooney unmarked and he is able to hook in after a crucial flick on at the near post by Phil Jones."

     Wayne Rooney scores his teams first goal

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Last updated 16 Aug 2014 UK

Barclays Premier League summary table; it charts each team by position, team name, games played, total goal difference and points
Position Team Played Goal Difference Points
No movement 1 Arsenal 1 1 3
No movement 2 Swansea 1 1 3
No movement 3 Aston Villa 1 1 3
No movement 4 Hull 1 1 3
No movement 5 Tottenham 1 1 3
No movement 6 Everton 1 0 1
No movement 7 Leicester 1 0 1
No movement 8 Sunderland 1 0 1
No movement 9 West Brom 1 0 1
No movement 10 Burnley 0 0 0
No movement 11 Chelsea 0 0 0
No movement 12 Liverpool 0 0 0
No movement 13 Man City 0 0 0
No movement 14 Newcastle 0 0 0
No movement 15 Southampton 0 0 0
No movement 16 Crystal Palace 1 -1 0
No movement 17 Man Utd 1 -1 0
No movement 18 QPR 1 -1 0
No movement 19 Stoke 1 -1 0
No movement 20 West Ham 1 -1 0

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