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Summary

  1. Champions Man City begin season with win
  2. Result: Liverpool 2-1 Southampton
  3. Sturridge & Sterling for Liverpool

Live Reporting

By Tom Rostance

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    All over for the day here then. Stay tuned on the website for full reaction from both camps, and we shall see you all back here for Burnley v Chelsea. Cheers.

  2. FA Cup away

    The first of 734 ties leading to the FA Cup final on 30 May kicked-off this weekend as the extra preliminary qualifying round got under way.

    Of the 368 contenders taking part on Friday and Saturday, there were 585 goals scored, with 139 teams going out, and 32 games going to replays.

    Among the big winners were Molesey, who beat Haywards Heath 11-0, and Coleshill Town as they beat Nuneaton Griff 10-0.

    The stage is the first of 14 rounds, culminating in the final at Wembley.

  3. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Newcastle's Mike Williamson

    Luke Devine: Newcastle fans, we played very well today, playing like that against the other 18 teams could easily get us results.

  4. Manager reaction

    Newcastle Utd 0-2 Man City

    Alan Pardew

    Newcastle manager Alan Pardew: "I feel a little bit disappointed we have lost and the score line is slightly flattering to them. I felt if we had got an equaliser we could have gone on to win because we looked fitter and stronger.

    "Our fans are good judges and I think they've seen enough to believe we're going to give it a real good go this season.

    "We'll carry on monitoring the transfer market but we've definitely got a bigger squad and more options. I'm kind of pleased in a way - even though we lost - that we have got a good structure to the team and good fitness in the team."

  5. Post update

    Seven wins and two draws in the opening weekend of the season so far then, with just Burnley v Chelsea to come.

    You can of course join us back here tomorrow night for all the action from Turf Moor.

  6. Post update

    Newcastle Utd 0-2 Man City

    With a glint in his eye Newcastle manager Alan Pardew says he'll 'watch the market' when asked if he is done with his summer shopping. Watch this space.

  7. Post update

    Who have you been impressed with Greg? I don't think Chelsea or Manchester City will be adding much in the rest of the transfer window - but it could still be very busy elsewhere. Get your evening plans in order for Monday, 1 September. DEADLINE DAY.

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    Gregory Mandapat: The top clubs have been far from impressive on opening weekend. A little over two weeks to fill holes before the window closes.

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  9. Manager reaction

    Newcastle Utd 0-2 Man City

    Manuel Pellegrini

    Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini: "It was very important for us to start with a win. We talked to the squad about the 'two h's' - we were hungry and humble.

    "We need both if want to continue winning titles and improve on what we did last season. We didn't have any clean sheets in pre-season but we were very solid in this game."

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    Andy, optimistic Newcastle fan: Let's remember Newcastle missing a few players still. Tiote, De Jong, Santon at least to come into the first XI. Give the new guys a chance to settle, but very encouraging performance today!

  11. Post update

    Burnley v Chelsea (20:00 BST Monday)

    BBC Sport pundit Robbie Savage

    "Diego Costa was prolific for Atletico Madrid as they won La Liga and reached the Champions League final but he is not just a goalscorer - he can lead the line on his own, create chances and also bully opposing defenders.

    "In terms of his physical stature and aggression, Costa suits the Premier League down to the ground and can play the same role for Chelsea that Didier Drogba did during Jose Mourinho's first spell at Chelsea."

    Read more from Robbie Savage here.

  12. Post update

    Burnley v Chelsea (20:00 BST Monday)

    So we have seen 18 of the 20 Premier League sides now, with Jose Mourinho's Chelsea taking on newly-promoted Burnley on Monday night.

    Chelsea have been heavily backed to succeed this season, with Cesc Fabregas and Diego Costa the main additions. Oh, and Didier Drogba is back of course...

    Cesc Fabregas
  13. Post update

    Newcastle Utd 0-2 Man City

    MOTD presenter Gary Lineker

    "The difference between success and failure encapsulated in 30 seconds. Those that finish and those that don't."

    Aguero celebrates
  14. Post update

    Newcastle Utd 0-2 Man City

    Edin Dzeko has his foot wrapped up in ice as he conducts his post-match interviews but he shrugs it off as 'no big deal'. He is fine.

  15. Player reaction

    Newcastle Utd 0-2 Man City

    Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko: "It's always good and important to start with a win. We knew this was going to be tough and we gave everything from the first minute and playing aggressively. In the end it was a well-deserved win. First games can be tough but we did it. We have our first three points and we have to look game to game."

    Edin Dzeko
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    Sam Heaton: Don't like City but that was as clinical and professional a performance as you could want to see. Look of champions already.

    Belete Eshetea: Hope Arsene Wenger was watching this game. This is the difference between quality striker and average striker. One chance, one goal!

    Luke Gwalchmai: That's three of the big teams winning without being at their best. They'll only get better; we're in for a great title race!

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  17. Post update

    Next up for Manchester City? The small task of facing Liverpool at home on Bank Holiday Monday. Big.

    Newcastle play at Villa Park next Saturday.

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    Newcastle v City

    Sirhan alSirhan: Great fight from Newcastle but City class won them the game

    Jamie Bishop: Despite the result the debut performances of Cabella, Colback and Janmaat were all very encouraging.

    Conor McMeekin: Newcastle in danger of relegation with finishing like this.

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  19. Post update

    Newcastle Utd 0-2 Man City

    Neil Lennon

    Former Celtic manager on BBC Radio 5 live

    "Newcastle created some really good chances, but it's the old adage that it's what happens in the two boxes. The game was summed up in 30 seconds near the end. Sissoko has a great chance to equalise but doesn't take it. Manchester City go up the other end almost straight away and score a second."

  20. Top four

    Newcastle Utd 0-2 Man City

    BBC

    With just Burnley and Chelsea to come, here's the top four. Swansea fans would take that in May.

  21. Post update

    Newcastle Utd 0-2 Man City

    Match stats
  22. FULL-TIME

    Newcastle Utd 0-2 Man City

    Job well done from Manchester City. A long way short of their sparkling best, but two clinical finishes from two of their star men have done the business.

  23. Post update

    Newcastle Utd 0-2 Man City

    He's had five touches since coming on, two have been shots and one was the killer second goal. Clinical stuff from Sergio Aguero.

  24. Post update

    Newcastle Utd 0-2 Man City

    Neil Lennon

    Former Celtic manager on BBC Radio 5 live

    "It's very cruel on Newcastle but this is an unforgiving environment, especially when you're playing the champions."

  25. GOAL

    Newcastle Utd 0-2 Man City - Sergio Aguero (90 mins)

    Very much against the run of play, Sergio Aguero ends Newcastle's challenge. The substitute is left one-on-one with Fabricio Coloccini, beats him for pace and gets in a left-footed shot. Tim Krul beats it away but Aguero is able to adjust his body and cushion the rebound back into the net on the half-volley.

    It's an opening win for the champions.

    Manchester City's Sergio Aguero celebrates his goal
  26. Post update

    Newcastle Utd 0-1 Man City

    Neil Lennon

    Former Celtic manager on BBC Radio 5 live

    "Will we get the grand finale from Newcastle here?"

  27. CLOSE!

    Newcastle Utd 0-1 Man City

    Chance! Great move down the left between Remy Cabella and Ayoze Perez, the ball is cut back to Moussa Sissoko - and he hammers it into the Gallowgate.

    Into added time...

  28. Player reaction

    Liverpool 2-1 Southampton

    Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge

    Daniel Sturridge: Teamwork always makes the dream work. Great 3 points. Dug in deep and got the result in the end. I'm a happy fella!!

  29. Post update

    Newcastle Utd 0-1 Man City

    Neil Lennon

    Former Celtic manager on BBC Radio 5 live

    "That was an horrendous challenge from Fernando. It was an exquisite turn from Sissoko and he lashed out and caught him across the shin."

  30. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Goonerama: Poor James Milner, perpetually damned with faint praise. Guy's an excellent footballer given a chance e.g. Bayern last season.

  31. YELLOW CARD

    Newcastle Utd 0-1 Man City

    Fernando may end up winning the game for City with that block, but he is now in the book for a sly foul in midfield. Newcastle fans want him off but he's not been booked before. All hands on deck for the champions now as the Magpies throw men at them...

  32. Post update

    Newcastle Utd 0-1 Man City

    Neil Lennon

    Former Celtic manager on BBC Radio 5 live

    "What an opportunity for Perez to make his name there. Manchester City were caught square there for the first time in the game."

  33. Post update

    Newcastle Utd 0-1 Man City

    He's a real livewire, Ayoze Perez! He's lifted the crowd and Newcastle are having a real go now. Replays show that Fernando got a brilliant last-ditch touch to that shot, otherwise it was going in.

    FOUR MINUTES on the clock.

  34. CLOSE!

    Newcastle Utd 0-1 Man City

    What an impact! Ayoze Perez almost scores within seconds of his Newcastle debut, streaking through the middle, cutting inside the final defender and getting a shot away, but it's deflected just past the far post!

  35. SUBSTITUTION

    Newcastle Utd 0-1 Man City

    There are eight minutes remaining and Sergio Aguero is on to replace Edin Dzeko. He's not looked fully fit for quite some time and was a shadow of his best self at the World Cup. Newcastle's final change sees Ayoze Perez replace Emmanuele Riviere.

  36. Post update

    Newcastle Utd 0-1 Man City

    James Milner graphic
  37. Post update

    Newcastle Utd 0-1 Man City

    Very professional stuff this from Manchester City, their midfield now resembles a sky blue wall. Yaya Toure is nominally the furthest forwards but Edin Dzeko is basically isolated up front.

  38. Post update

    Newcastle Utd 0-1 Man City

    Name: James Milner

    Special attributes: Slowing play down. Closing games out.

  39. Post update

    Newcastle Utd 0-1 Man City

    Neil Lennon

    Former Celtic manager on BBC Radio 5 live

    "Manuel Pellegrini knows exactly what he's going to get from James Milner. He'll help to slow things down and close the game out."

  40. SUBSTITUTION

    Newcastle Utd 0-1 Man City

    Manchester City really bulking up the midfield now as James Milner comes on against a former club. Samir Nasri is the man replaced, and we have 13 minutes remaining.

  41. Post update

    Newcastle Utd 0-1 Man City

    Neil Lennon

    Former Celtic manager on BBC Radio 5 live

    "Alan Pardew's thrown Rolando Aarons on against the champions, so he's clearly got a lot of confidence in the kid. It's a positive move and they're still well in the game."

  42. YELLOW CARD

    Newcastle Utd 0-1 Man City

    Another yellow card, Vincent Kompany in the book this time for blocking Jack Colback - free-kick in a good spot, but Remy Cabella only finds the heart of the wall.

  43. Post update

    Newcastle Utd 0-1 Man City

    Manuel Pellegrini the Manchester City manager instructs his players as Alan Pardew the Newcastle manager looks on

    Fifteen minutes to go. The champions are closing in on three points...

  44. Post update

    Newcastle Utd 0-1 Man City

    Neil Lennon

    Former Celtic manager on BBC Radio 5 live

    "You get the impression this Manchester City side can move through the gears whenever they choose."

  45. CLOSE!

    Newcastle Utd 0-1 Man City

    Yaya Toure does take the free-kick - and whizzes it over the wall and on to the top of the net! Not far away...

  46. SUBSTITUTION

    Newcastle Utd 0-1 Man City

    Manchester City have a long spell of slick passing and end with a free-kick in a good area. Before Yaya Toure can take it though, Fernandinho comes on to reinforce the midfield, replacing Stevan Jovetic.

    Newcastle chuck on Rolando Aarons in place of Yoan Gouffran.

  47. Player reaction

    Liverpool 2-1 Southampton

    Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet

    Liverpool keeper Simon Mignolet: First game of the season: three points is all that matters! #WeGoAgain #YNWA

  48. Post update

    Newcastle Utd 0-1 Man City

    Into the final 20 minutes. City have Sergio Aguero warming up, will he get a cameo?

  49. Post update

    Newcastle Utd 0-1 Man City

    That latest Edin Dzeko chance was made by a cracking tackle from Fernando. He is a formidable obstacle in that City midfield and has had a very good debut. If Manuel Pellegrini ever chooses to play him in a middle three with Yaya Toure and Fernandinho the opposition will be in for a very tough 90 minutes.

  50. CLOSE!

    Newcastle Utd 0-1 Man City

    Into the final half an hour, Alan Pardew is out of his seat raging at somebody in a black-and-white shirt. He knows his side are right in this game, but a frustrating lack of quality has held them back.

    City still look very good in moments, Aleksandar Kolarov again waltzing through unopposed but his cross is cut out.

    The corner is half cleared and Edin Dzeko then heads the follow-up onto the roof of the net.

  51. Post update

    Newcastle Utd 0-1 Man City

    Neil Lennon

    Former Celtic manager on BBC Radio 5 live

    "It's a crucial passage of play. Can Newcastle stay in the game and have a real go at it in the final 15 minutes? Or can City kill it off?"

  52. SUBSTITUTION

    Newcastle Utd 0-1 Man City

    Newcastle make a change as Vurnon Anita is replaced by Gabriel Obertan. Pace.

  53. Post update

    Newcastle Utd 0-1 Man City

    Match stat
  54. Post update

    Newcastle Utd 0-1 Man City

    Neil Lennon

    Former Celtic manager on BBC Radio 5 live

    "Joe Hart didn't cover himself in glory there. He came for the ball and was caught in no-man's land. Newcastle are dominating."

  55. CLOSE!

    Newcastle Utd 0-1 Man City

    Jack Colback's delivery has been excellent and he is on the money again, tempting Joe Hart into no-man's land and Paul Dummett heads it over the top. Newcastle will feel they should have scored in the second half.

  56. YELLOW CARD

    Newcastle Utd 0-1 Man City

    Rash! Aleksandar Kolarov is never going to make that tackle, and is booked for collecting Emmanuele Riviere on the slide. Good area for Jack Colback to test the City defence again.

  57. Post update

    Newcastle Utd 0-1 Man City

    Neil Lennon

    Former Celtic manager on BBC Radio 5 live

    "It's been a bright start to this second half for Newcastle. They've had a couple of good chances and they're definitely in the ascendency."

  58. Post update

    Newcastle Utd 0-1 Man City

    It's a patchy showing from Manchester City but when they are good, they are very good. A lovely flowing move involving seven or eight players ends when Stevan Jovetic spins away from a defender to drag a low shot wide of the near post.

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    Rob, St. Albans: City are already looking the real deal, ominous signs for the rest of the competition.

  60. YELLOW CARD

    Newcastle Utd 0-1 Man City

    A nervy few minutes for Manchester City but they emerge with their lead intact. Can the home side find a way through?

    Remy Cabella has Martin Demichelis in trouble and wins a free-kick and that is a booking for the Argentine.

  61. Post update

    Newcastle Utd 0-1 Man City

    Neil Lennon

    Former Celtic manager on BBC Radio 5 live

    "I just love watching David Silva play, he's so easy on the eye and sometimes I think he has eyes in the back of his head with the way he brings others into the game."

  62. CLOSE!

    Newcastle Utd 0-1 Man City

    Newcastle's best chance! A corner from Jack Colback somehow goes right through the goalmouth, Yoan Gouffran hits it back across goal and Emmanuele Riviere can't steer it home.

    Then Remy Cabella glides though the middle but shoots over under pressure from Fernando. Much better from the home side.

  63. Post update

    Newcastle Utd 0-1 Man City

    David Silva shows another neat touch at the start of the second period, he swaps passes with Stevan Jovetic but Newcastle eventually defend well. Joe Hart has to come and claim a deep cross - that's about the most tricky thing he's had to deal with so far.

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    Andy in Birmingham: Newcastle still have one signing to make, a new manager!

  65. Player reaction

    Liverpool 2-1 Southampton

    Southampton's Graziano Pelle

    Southampton striker Graziano Pelle: Too bad we couldn't take points in my 1st Premier League match yet! Good team work created chances in 2nd half though.

  66. KICK-OFF

    Newcastle Utd 0-1 Man City

    Newcastle kick us off - second half is go.

  67. Post update

    Newcastle Utd 0-1 Man City

    Newcastle were the last team to prevent the reigning champions from opening their following campaign with a win - when they drew 1-1 at Man City's neighbours Manchester United on this day in 2008.

  68. Post update

    Newcastle Utd 0-1 Man City

    Plenty of graft and eagerness from Newcastle in that first half, but not a single effort for Joe Hart to save. That will be the thrust of Alan Pardew's team-talk. Got to make Hart work.

  69. Post update

    Newcastle Utd 0-1 Man City

    Newcastle no longer have 'impact sub' Shola Ameobi to call on of course, the veteran ending his generation-long stay at the club this summer. Alan Pardew does have another new boy Ayoze Perez on the bench. The new Shola?

  70. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Nico Lennon: Well worked goal by Man City but Coloccini's positioning was very poor. Shame as he'd had a good half until that point.

    Chris T: When Newcastle get in the 18 yard box, they forget how to play, need to improve!

    Richard Powell: Great link-play by Dzeko and Silva for the goal. Newcastle full of endeavour, but this looks like a piece of cake for City now.

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  71. HALF-TIME

    Newcastle Utd 0-1 Man City

    Match stats
  72. Post update

    Newcastle Utd 0-1 Man City

    Neil Lennon

    Former Celtic manager on BBC Radio 5 live

    "Newcastle can be pleased enough with their display so far, but they're not doing enough to warrant being level. City could easily have made it two before the break and it would have been game over."

  73. HALF-TIME

    Newcastle Utd 0-1 Man City

    MOTD's Guy Mowbray at St James' Park

    Newcastle United's owner Mike Ashley looks on from the stand

    "City have by and large been on top, while Newcastle have been good in patches. The visitors have the goal though."

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    Percy Brown, Cornwall: The gulf in quality between the United and City teams has never been so great.

    What about when United won the treble and City were in League One?

  75. HALF-TIME

    Newcastle Utd 0-1 Man City

  76. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Saidmadrid: I was falling asleep then City scored a goal. Not the bestest of games.

    Adam Byrne: David Silva should've struck his shot in Spain's opening World Cup match versus Netherlands like that, instead of trying a dink.

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  77. Post update

    Newcastle Utd 0-1 Man City

    Neil Lennon

    Former Celtic manager on BBC Radio 5 live

    "Newcastle have got to be careful they don't concede another before half-time. It's important for them to stay in the game right now."

  78. Post update

    Newcastle Utd 0-1 Man City

    Gael Clichy skips away from a rash challenge from Paul Dummett and for a moment it looks like a real chance for City, they have men over but Edin Dzeko's pass is this time terrible. Almost half-time, the champions just finding their feet.

  79. Post update

    Newcastle Utd 0-1 Man City

    David Silva stat

    David Silva also scored against Newcastle last season. He starts the season running...

  80. Post update

    Newcastle Utd 0-1 Man City

    Neil Lennon

    Former Celtic manager on BBC Radio 5 live

    "That's why Manchester City are the champions. They've not had a great spell in the previous 10 minutes but then they go and take the lead with a lovely move."

  81. Post update

    Newcastle Utd 0-1 Man City

    That's two excellent back-heeled assists in the one afternoon. An average we'll all be happy to see maintained.

    Manchester City's David Silva celebrates with teammate Edin Dzeko
  82. GOAL

    Newcastle Utd 0-1 Man City - David Silva (38 mins)

    Simple but brilliantly effective, like a Pete Waterman-penned single! City lead.

    Yaya Toure floats a ball over the top from halfway, Edin Dzeko backheels the pass into the path of David Silva, and he shows Emmanuele Riviere the importance of composure, taking all the time he had and slotting past Tim Krul. A quality goal.

    Manchester City's David Silva, scores
  83. Post update

    Newcastle Utd 0-0 Man City

    Wild. Emmanuele Riviere has one setting - smash.

    He does well down the left, holding off his defender, and just hammers the ball across the area and out for a throw. He had team-mates up with him but just lashed it. Calm down Emmanuele! He's playing like Animal out of the Muppets.

  84. Post update

    Newcastle Utd 0-0 Man City

    Neil Lennon, former Celtic manager on BBC Radio 5 live

    "The difference between the two teams at the minute is in the final third. Newcastle are getting into some good positions but they're being really sloppy in that final third. Give them some credit, they're growing into this game and that gives the crowd a small lift."

  85. YELLOW CARD

    Newcastle Utd 0-0 Man City

    David Silva goes in the book for a little nibble at the heels of Vurnon Anita. His pleas of 'first one ref!' fall on deaf ears.

  86. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Ethan Robinson: Just a matter of when and how many goals for Man City.

    Michael Lee: Excited by this NUFC team, improved the side since Remy & Cabaye left.

    Nicholas Allen: Everyone saying Cabella has the worst haircut obviously didn't see Chamakh yesterday...

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  87. Post update

    Newcastle Utd 0-0 Man City

    Emmanuele Riviere flashes another snap-shot wide before Vincent Kompany has to be at his very best to cut out a testing ball in. Newcastle having a good spell, City looking sleepy again. They were not very good at all at Wembley last week and it's a similar start here.

  88. Post update

    It's a good job Harry Redknapp hadn't sold Luis Suarez. That would have been the end of that relationship...

  89. Manager reaction

    Liverpool 2-1 Southampton

    Luis Suarez

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers: "Our ambitions have to be bigger than one player. Luis Suarez sent us a lovely text this morning wishing us all the best and telling us to start strong - it's a lovely gesture. We're bigger than any one player, I still think we need a striker so we'll search through until the end of the window for that.

    "He sent the text to me personally. What did it say? Don't be so nosey! I texted him back - it's a great love in I've got with him! He's a great boy but he's gone. It was a lovely touch. Liverpool will always be in his heart."

  90. Post update

    Newcastle Utd 0-0 Man City

    Dutch full-back Daryl Janmaat ventures forward for the first time but again there's a lack of cool in the final third, as he floats his cross over the head of his team-mates. A good 10 minutes for the hosts though, they've been much better.

    At the other end Yaya Toure gets it all wrong, pinging the ball out of play.

  91. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Mark Halliwell: Cabella goes straight to the top of the Premier League 'worst haircut table'

    Kevin Van Der Merwe: Cabella might have the worst haircut in the Premier League?

    Newcastle United's Remy Cabella
  92. Manager reaction

    Liverpool 2-1 Southampton

    Brendan Rodgers

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers: "As the season goes on we'll get more fluid. It was hard fought, Southampton are a good side, you couldn't think just because they've lost players this summer that it was going to be an easy game. To get the three points was vital and the supporters were brilliant today like they have been in my time here.

    "My celebration at the end? I'm a bit lighter now so I'm a bit more nimble on my feet, a bit quicker."

  93. Post update

    Newcastle Utd 0-0 Man City

    Not from there! Lovely touch from Emmanuele Riviere to bring the ball down and then spin away from Fernando, but the Newcastle striker then has a total rush of blood to the head and shoots wildly from 35 yards out instead of running at Vinny Kompany.

    The ball barely reaches the goal.

  94. Post update

    Newcastle Utd 0-0 Man City

    Gael Clichy shows why it's not always best playing a left-back on the right, wasting a good move by feebly picking out Tim Krul with a right-footed cross. Newcastle are starting to see more of the ball though, Vurnon Anita and Moussa Sissoko dropping deep to keep them ticking over.

  95. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Rian Hoskins: Newcastle look exciting. Cabella is excellent and still has great potential. Him and Riviere could form a good understanding.

    Callum Mackenzie: Can we start using the name Nouxchateax?

    Lewis Howard: Pretty sad state of English football affairs when the referee makes up 25% of the English talent on the pitch.

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  96. Post update

    Newcastle Utd 0-0 Man City

    Match stat

    So far, so good for Newcastle then...

  97. Post update

    Newcastle Utd 0-0 Man City

    Remy Cabella is sporting a cracking haircut, it really is. Half mohican, half Elvis quiff...

    The Frenchman then goes for a cheeky chip from the edge of the box, floating it onto the roof of the net. The fans like him already.

  98. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Former Newcastle midfielder Joey Barton

    "Be interesting to see how Newcastle's new boys do today. Some lovely hairdo's from the lads so far..."

  99. GREAT SAVE!

    Newcastle Utd 0-0 Man City

    Slick stuff. Aleksandar Kolarov motors on down the left, cuts across his man and lays it off to Samir Nasri, who thumps in a rising drive from 25 yards, a terrific strike, but Tim Krul manages to push it clear.

    Moments later Kolarov gets in again and cuts it back, Mike Williamson clears it away for a corner. Rapid start...

  100. Post update

    Newcastle Utd 0-0 Man City

    Manchester City still keeping the ball very well, but moving it at pace too. Aleksandar Kolarov is offering the width on the left while Stevan Jovetic has made a busy start up front.

  101. Post update

    Newcastle Utd 0-0 Man City

    It looks like the writing is on the wall for Micah Richards at Manchester City. And the writing spells out 'you're not going to play Micah. Find yourself a new club.'

  102. Post update

    Newcastle Utd 0-0 Man City

    Neil Lennon

    Former Celtic manager on BBC Radio 5 live

    "It was a magnificent pass from Stevan Jovetic, Edin Dzeko was on the stretch but Tim Krul did very, very well. It's been a fantastic start to the game."

  103. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Liz Tray: I have never understood what Pellegrini has against Richards. He even starts a left back ahead of him? Clichy is poor there.

    Zachary Fox: Classy stuff to give a minute's silence to their fallen fans Alder & Sweeney. Hopefully Newcastle can get a result for them.

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  104. Manager reaction

    Liverpool 2-1 Southampton

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers on Sky Sports: "We scored two very good goals and we're delighted about the win. In terms of the character and desire and the will to win we were exceptional.

    "They were throwing everything at us at the end but we stood up and made challenges and Simon Mignolet made an incredible save to touch it on to the bar. The three points was the most important I think.

    "We had Luis Suarez here last year and it was a similar kind of game. We showed the capacity to dig deep. Southampton played well give them credit. To get the win was very important."

  105. Post update

    Newcastle Utd 0-0 Man City

    Manchester City have already played better than they did at Wembley last weekend. New man Fernando starts a promising move which ends when David Silva's flick is well cut out. They look slick.

  106. Post update

    Newcastle Utd 0-0 Man City

    That's what Jack Colback is good at - sniping at the heels of David Silva and cutting the ball out. Big chance for City though as Stevan Jovetic floats a pass into the run of Edin Dzeko, but he doesn't get enough power in his shot and it's well saved by Tim Krul. Almost the perfect start for the champions.

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    Rangers Ladies FC: "Full time at Falkirk Stadium. Falkirk 0-22 Rangers. Swanson(4), Howat(4), Cuthbert(3), Sneddon(3), Hill(3), Riley, Cunningham(3) & Mulvey"

    Close game...

  108. KICK-OFF

    Newcastle Utd 0-0 Man City

    We are under way.

  109. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Cliff B: Alain Pardieu has chosen a strong lineup for Newchateaux. Best time to take on City, not fully fit squad.

  110. Post update

    Newcastle Utd v Man City (16:00 BST)

    St James' Park pays a poignant tribute to John Alder and Liam Sweeney, the two fans who were killed in a Malaysia Airlines plane crash while on their way to watch the Magpies on their pre-season tour of New Zealand.

    The pair are remembered by floral tributes, a minute's silence, the creation of the Alder Sweeney memorial garden at St. James' Park and a community award in their name.

    The captains Vincent Kompany and Fabricio Coloccini lay wreaths alongside family members of memory of the two Newcastle fans, John Alder and Liam Sweeny
  111. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Jack Shaw: I would just be happy to see Newcastle playing an attacking game, hopefully our fire power has improved.

  112. Post update

    Newcastle Utd v Man City (16:00 BST)

    Vincent Kompany and Joe Hart share some final pre-match words in the tunnel. If you've not signed a new five-year deal this month and you play for Manchester City, call your agent.

    And there is the sound of Mark Knopfler's Strat. Game time!

  113. Post update

    Newcastle Utd v Man City (16:00 BST)

    Newcastle has certainly got the best weather in England this afternoon. Marvellous sunshine as the stands fill up in anticipation.

    Will it be fluent champions City or Community Shield City they face? Teams out in a few moments.

  114. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Crobs: Think that performance shows that there maybe was a plan at Saints over the summer after all, great display.

    Andy Head: Liverpool's passing, pressing and tackling was very poor today. Lucas looked lost. Hoping it's not a sign of things to come...

    Rizwan: Got the job done today against Southampton. Wasn't convincing but no one team has been convincing this weekend.

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  115. Post update

    Newcastle Utd v Man City (16:00 BST)

    Jack Colback makes his debut for Newcastle this afternoon after his free transfer from rivals Sunderland. Not many men make that move, and Colback was remarkably frank about his future reception at the Stadium of Light.

    The majority of Sunderland fans will hate me for the rest of my life," Colback told BBC Newcastle.

    "I thank them for their support when I was there, and Sunderland for the chance to play in the Premier League."

    Sunderland were keen to retain Colback and were "extremely disappointed" to lose his services when he chose to join the team he grew up supporting.

  116. Post update

    Newcastle Utd v Man City (16:00 BST)

    City beat Newcastle 4-0 on the opening weekend last season.

    Despite winning only two of their opening eight away games last season, City still ended the campaign with 34 points on the road. Only Liverpool and Arsenal (35) gained more.

  117. Post update

    Liverpool 2-1 Southampton

    Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers admits his side were 'nowhere near' their fluent best but he is very happy with the win.

  118. Manager reaction

    Liverpool 2-1 Southampton

    Ronald Koeman

    Southampton manager Ronald Koeman tells BBC Sport: "It's difficult and I'm very disappointed about the final score.

    "We played a great second half and had the best chances. We deserved not to lose today but that's football. We had the best chances with Steven Davis and Shane Long and we deserved that goal, but the final score is what counts.

    "We had a lot of changes in the team but we brought in quality players. The rumours were that we would be worse than last season but I don't agree with that. The performance was very good and it gives the boys a lot of confidence. We need one or two players more, a winger. The club is working hard."

  119. Text us on 81111

    Phil: Unlucky Saints by far the best team in the second half. Deserved all three points but that's football.

    Sully, Preston: Tactical genius BR. Brings cheerleader Lambert on. Changes the game.

  120. Player reaction

    Liverpool 2-1 Southampton

    Daniel Sturridge

    Liverpool match winner Daniel Sturridge: "Of course there is pressure on myself to get the goals now with Luis Suarez out of the team. It's important for myself and the lads to step up and it's important as a collective unit that we score the goals.

    "Are we stronger this season? I think so. No disrespect to Luis. He's a great player and will be missed. But we move on. We have proved we can win games and score goals."

  121. LINE-UPS

    Newcastle Utd v Man City (16:00 BST)

    Newcastle: Krul, Janmaat, Williamson, Coloccini, Dummett, Colback, Anita, Sissoko, Cabella, Gouffran, Riviere. Subs: Aarons, Perez, Haidara, Elliot, Obertan, Steven Taylor, Abeid.

    Man City: Hart, Clichy, Demichelis, Kompany, Kolarov, Fernando, Toure, Nasri, Jovetic, Silva, Dzeko. Subs: Zabaleta, Milner, Caballero, Jesus Navas, Aguero, Fernandinho, Boyata.

    Referee: Martin Atkinson (W Yorkshire)

  122. Post update

    Newcastle Utd v Man City (16:00 BST)

    Fans arrive at the stadium prior to kick-off at St James's Park

    They are out warming up at St James' Park. The champions are in town, they've seen most of their rivals in action already and can lay a marker down with a strong performance.

    In their way stand a new-look Newcastle. Can Emmanuele Riviere replace Loic Remy?

  123. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Jonny Brook: Credit where it's due to Liverpool, they've been greatly outplayed by the side they decimated in the summer, but still won.

    Femi Ogunbodede: Pass of the weekend -Henderson/Tadic. Save of the weekend - Mignolet. Miss of the weekend - Long. All in the match of the weekend.

    Jon Evans: £12m and he missed a sitter. May have overspent a little bit on Long.

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    Liverpool 2-1 Southampton

    A home win for Liverpool to start their season off then - but that was a lot tougher than they may have anticipated.

    Impressed with that Southampton fans? Encouraging signs?

    Missing Suarez yet Reds? Still confident you can challenge?

    Let us know.

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  125. FULL-TIME

    Liverpool 2-1 Southampton

  126. Post update

    Liverpool 2-1 Southampton

    Liverpool have the ball in the corner and are running the clock down. Daniel Sturridge won Liverpool 20 points last year and it looks like two more here...

  127. Post update

    Liverpool 2-1 Southampton

    Simon Mignolet got a hand to that shot, a fine save in hindsight from the Liverpool man. Southampton still pressing as we enter four minutes of added time...

  128. Post update

    MOTD presenter Gary Lineker

    Gary Lineker: Natural born goalscorer is D Sturridge. Can't be taught. He just gets it!

  129. HITS THE WOODWORK

    Liverpool 2-1 Southampton

    How has that not gone in?!

    Morgan Schneiderlin hammers a left-footer against the underside of the crossbar, it bounces out - not over the line - and Shane Long heads the loose ball wide!

    Southampton so unlucky...

  130. Post update

    Liverpool 2-1 Southampton

    Tennis player Caroline Wozniacki: Goal!! Let's go Liverpool!

  131. Post update

    Liverpool 2-1 Southampton

    James Ward-Prowse hits a low shot at Simon Mignolet. Southampton don't deserve to lose this one but even if they do they've performed a lot better than most were expecting.

  132. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    George Fisher: As a Liverpool fan, I openly admit that that goal was totally against the run of play. But a goal's a goal!

    Prajjwal Panday: The new SAS, Sturridge and Sterling, for Liverpool.

    Illmatic: Southampton should buy Sturridge, Sterling and Coutinho with all their new money.

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  133. Post update

    Liverpool 2-1 Southampton

    Of the 22 men who started, only Fraser Forster has had fewer touches than Daniel Sturridge, but he has had the one which makes the difference with seven minutes left.

  134. Team News

    Newcastle Utd v Man City (16:00 BST)

    Manchester City start goalkeeper Joe Hart, with Willy Caballero dropping out after conceding three in the Community Shield. Fernando makes his Premier League debut but the not-quite-fit Pablo Zabaleta and Sergio Aguero are on the bench.

    Newcastle hand debuts to four summer signings - Daryl Janmaat, Jack Colback, Remy Cabella and Emmanuel Riviere.

    Newcastle: Krul, Janmaat, Williamson, Coloccini (c), Dummett, Anita, Colback, Sissoko, Cabella, Gouffran, Riviere. Subs: Elliot, Haidara, S Taylor, Abeid, Obertan, Aarons, Perez.

    Man City: Hart, Clichy, Kompany, Demichelis, Kolarov, Fernando, Toure, Nasri, Silva, Jovetic, Dzeko. Subs: Caballero, Boyata, Zabaleta, Milner, Fernandinho, Navas, Aguero.

  135. Post update

    Liverpool 2-1 Southampton

    Former Wales striker John Hartson

    "Quite sloppy from Southampton, it's a long ball into the box, and Rickie Lambert has made a difference. I'm not sure what kind of a touch Sturridge got but he's claiming it."

    Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge celebrates after scoring
  136. GOAL

    Liverpool 2-1 Southampton - Daniel Sturridge (79 mins)

    Daniel Sturridge scores

    Scruffy stuff, but Daniel Sturridge won't care! He puts Liverpool back in front with his first real chance all game. Liverpool go direct, a cross is half cleared, Raheem Sterling heads it back in and Sturridge just about nudges it over the line from an onside position.

    Brendan Rodgers is overjoyed. He knows his side have been a long way from their best today.

  137. Post update

    Liverpool 1-1 Southampton

    Rickie Lambert with his first touch...no! Almost in on the end of a rare Liverpool attack but his shot is blocked.

    Thirteen minutes to go...

  138. SUBSTITUTION

    Liverpool 1-1 Southampton

    And here comes Rickie Lambert. He gets 15 minutes against his old club, replacing Philippe Coutinho.

    Rickie Lambert of Liverpool comes on as a substitute for Philippe Coutinho
  139. SUBSTITUTION

    Liverpool 1-1 Southampton

    Southampton are going for it - Shane Long is on for his debut, replacing Dusan Tadic. I predict his Fantasy Football agent will see some significant activity this weekend...

  140. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Pete Stanger: Nathaniel Clyne you BEAUTY. Calum who? Come on.

    Ash: Dear Southampton? Can we swap Lucas for Schneiderlin and Johnson for Clyne? Then that's it, no more off you. We swear.

    Paul Walmsley: Spent the second half wondering if the teams swapped shirts at half time. Where did this Southampton team come from?

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  141. Post update

    Liverpool 1-1 Southampton

    Into the last 20 minutes. Liverpool have offered little or nothing in the second half. Is it Rickie Lambert time yet?

  142. SUBSTITUTION

    Liverpool 1-1 Southampton

    Former Wales striker John Hartson

    "Brendan Rodgers took off Lucas and brought on Joe Allen, like for like, but I'd have liked to have seen Rickie Lambert on for Coutinho to play up front with Sturridge."

  143. Post update

    Liverpool 1-1 Southampton

    Is James Ward-Prowse related in any way to the bloke who played Darth Vader? I don't know. But he's having a cracking second half. Liverpool can't live with the Saints at the minute as Nathaniel Clyne gets in again but this time he's blocked out...

  144. Text us on 81111

    Harry in Jersey: Ward-Prowse looking very impressive in his Liverpool trial.

  145. Post update

    Liverpool 1-1 Southampton

    David Ornstein at Anfield

    BBC Sport

    "As the home fans fell silent following that goal, the Southampton contingent in the directors' box leapt up in wild celebration - not sure about the etiquette but fair play to them, it's been a tough summer at St Mary's."

    Southampton directors' box
  146. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Charles Kahanji: What a backheel, great finish, deserved equaliser by the Saints.

    John: That's Nathaniel Clyne signing for Liverpool next week then!

    Christos Papaloizou: Wow, thought Southampton would be all over the place this season but I've been really impressed by them.

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  147. CLOSE!

    Liverpool 1-1 Southampton

    What a chance! Southampton should be ahead.

    Dusan Tadic - having a storming debut - is the architect down the left, he feeds James Ward-Prowse on the underlap, there's a man over in Steven Davis and JWP finds him perfectly.

    It needs a Nathaniel Clyne-style hammer blow, but Davis goes for the side foot and Simon Mignolet is able to save it. He was 10 yards out, bang in the middle. Massive chance!

  148. Post update

    Liverpool 1-1 Southampton

    Southampton have had 52% of the possession in this second half, capping it with that fine goal from Nathaniel Clyne. Rumours of the Saints' demise were greatly exaggerated...

  149. Post update

    Liverpool 1-1 Southampton

    Liverpool's English midfielder Adam Lallana poses for a picture with a supporter

    Adam Lallana was all smiles a few minutes ago in the main stand, he'll be more muted now. Again Simon Mignolet flaps at a cross but Steven Davis can only put the loose ball behind.

    Rickie Lambert is out warming up. Another chapter in his script coming up?

  150. Post update

    Liverpool 1-1 Southampton

    Former Wales striker John Hartson

    "Southampton were getting into the game, playing a few balls in behind the defence but what a goal that was. A fantastic piece of skill from Dusan Tadic, and no-one went with Clyne. He absolutely whacked it and Mignolet had no chance."

  151. Post update

    Liverpool 1-1 Southampton

    A lovely shot of Ronald Koeman watching the ball hit the back of the net, the Dutchman giving a Tim Henman style fist-pump in celebration.

    Koeman used to finish like that from defence. Clinical stuff...

  152. GOAL

    Liverpool 1-1 Southampton - Nathaniel Clyne (56 mins)

    Pick that one out! What a hit! Nathaniel Clyne plays a one-two with Dusan Tadic, the new man playing a backheel beautifully into his path, and Clyne gets his head down and leathers it into the roof of the net!

    So much power, Simon Mignolet had no chance. Great stuff from Tadic too.

    Southampton's Nathaniel Clyne scores his side's first goal
    Southampton's English defender Nathaniel Clyne clebrates scoring the equalising goal
  153. Post update

    Liverpool 1-0 Southampton

    Southampton do work it well, with Steven Davis and James Ward-Prowse working the ball across the face of the area and Victor Wanyama smashing a shot wide.

  154. Post update

    Liverpool 1-0 Southampton

    Simon Mignolet has looked a tad suspect on crosses today, again his punch to clear a corner is far from perfect but he gets it out. Southampton could do with raising the tempo.

  155. Post update

    Liverpool 1-0 Southampton

    Daniel Sturridge is almost in - very similar run to the goal - but this time the through ball from Philippe Coutinho is overhit. The sun is out at Anfield as the hosts make an equally bright start to the second half.

  156. KICK-OFF

    Liverpool 1-0 Southampton

    Back under way at Anfield...

  157. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Sean Dixon: SFC playing well and muting LFC out, bit of magic for the goal. Lucky to be ahead.

    Kevin Williams: Where was that sort of play in Brazil? Two words. Roy Hodgson.

    Matt Ingram: If Saints get clinical there is a way back in. Liverpool not looking dangerous enough.

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  158. Luis Smilez

    Luis Suarez

    No wonder Luis Suarez is smiling. The Barcelona striker is set to play his first match on Monday since biting Italy's Giorgio Chiellini during Uruguay's World Cup group match in Brazil on 24 June.

    Barca boss Luis Enrique says Suarez could play a "few minutes" in a friendly against Mexican champions Club Leon.

    Suarez's four-month ban for biting an opponent was upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport last week. But the Uruguay striker, 27, can now train and play in friendly matches, and Enrique said on Sunday: "He has been working hard when training alone. So I think he can have a few minutes tomorrow in front of the fans."

  159. FULL-TIME

    Hearts 2-1 Hibernian

    My colleague Andy Campbell sets a high bar for entertainment:

    "Not the best Edinburgh derby but it did generate plenty of talking points. Two stunning goals, two penalties - one missed - and two red cards. In the end, it's Hearts who take the points."

  160. Post update

    Liverpool 1-0 Southampton

    Much to ponder at half time for both managers, but Ronald Koeman will probably be fairly pleased with his side's showing so far. They just need that spark in the final third. That Rickie Lambert/Adam Lallana spark...

    Southampton manager Ronald Koeman
  161. Coming Up

    Newcastle Utd v Man City (16:00 BST)

    Newcastle United programme

    Newcastle United's matchday programme pays a poignant tribute to John Alder and Liam Sweeney, the two fans who were killed in a Malaysia Airlines plane crash while on their way to watch the Magpies on their pre-season tour of New Zealand.

    The pair will also be remembered by floral tributes, a minute's silence, the creation of the Alder Sweeney memorial garden at St. James' Park and a community award in their name.

  162. Text us on 81111

    Andrew Hill: It is disconcerting even though we are ahead that we are not pressuring Southampton enough. We should have hung onto Suarez tooth and nail - is it Xabi Alonso all over again.

  163. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    CerebralCinephile: Great to see new boy Lovren barking orders. Especially at Mignolet, who still looks nervous.

    Paul Walmsley: The gap between Liverpool's defence and attack is vast. Worried that Southampton will get back into this.

    Andrew Soar: Coutinho looks lively. no idea how he missed out on Brazil's World Cup squad

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  164. HALF-TIME STATS

    Liverpool 1-0 Southampton

    Stats

    Far from plain sailing for the Reds so far, but they'll settle for three points.

  165. Post update

    Liverpool 1-0 Southampton

    Former Wales striker John Hartson

    "Liverpool have not built on it (the goal) and kicked on, Southampton have stayed in the game but they are lacking guile and quality in the final third."

  166. Left-wing bias

    Liverpool 1-0 Southampton

    Dusan Tadic

    We asked before the game what Southampton will get from new signing Dusan Tadic - and the answer is good old-fashioned wing play. Tadic had 39 touches in that first half - the most of any Saints player - and looks a real threat.

  167. Post update

    Liverpool 1-0 Southampton

    BBC Sport's David Ornstein at Anfield

    "Liverpool are yet to play the sort of football that helped them light up the Premier League for so much of last season, but their defence - and in particular former Saint Dejan Lovren - look solid and that could prove critical this campaign.

    "Southampton have responded well to their turbulent summer and certainly don't look out of this yet, as suggested by the nervousness that rustles around Anfield every time they counter-attack."

  168. Post update

    Liverpool 1-0 Southampton

    Former Wales striker John Hartson

    "Because of the personnel Southampton are playing with Graziano Pelle up top, they are looking to get a lot of balls into him. I've been very impressed with Dejan Lovren, he loves to defend in the Tony Adams/John Terry mould. Every time a ball comes into the box, he gets his head to it."

  169. HALF-TIME

    Liverpool 1-0 Southampton

  170. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Cameron Laws: Ward Prowse will come into his own this year. Brilliant talent, so much potential.

    Onoriode Okpoko: Raheem Sterling will have a smoking season this term.

    John Pierce: Southampton have no cutting edge. All pretty up to the penalty area and then nothing. Game over?

  171. GREAT SAVE!

    Liverpool 1-0 Southampton

    The ball breaks kindly for Morgan Schneiderlin 25 yards out and he has no hesitation, curling in a dipping effort which Simon Mignolet has to get back to turn over the top. Lovely effort!

  172. North of the border

    Hearts 2-0 Hibernian (12:30 BST)

    Prince Buaben has netted a penalty, and Hibs are down to 10 men. The Jambos look like earning the first bragging rights of the Edinburgh season.

    Follow the action here.

  173. Post update

    Liverpool 1-0 Southampton

    A lot has been made of Morgan Schniederlin's state of mind in the last few weeks, and he was not at his best in the build-up to Liverpool's goal.

    But he's been very involved since, switching the play with a few superb crossfield passes. He is seeing a lot of the ball.

  174. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Harry Catharell: Henderson has done this time and again for last few seasons - threaded an inch perfect pass through to the front men.

    Shane Saunders: Despite new signings for Liverpool, Jordan Henderson continuing on with his fine form may be key for any success they'll have.

    Some Body: Freaky wind here! Mignolet clearly a bag of nerves too, but done alright so far. Southampton threatening though.

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  175. Post update

    Liverpool 1-0 Southampton

    Raheem Sterling

    Liverpool carved Southampton open for Raheem Sterling's opener but if anything it has been the visitors on top since. James Ward-Prowse curls an effort from 20 yards which is easy for Simon Mignolet to deal with.

  176. North of the border

    Hearts 1-0 Hibernian (12:30 BST)

    Hearts lead in the Edinburgh derby.

    Sam Nicholson escapes Scott Robertson as he works his way into a central position and then batters the ball past Mark Oxley.

    Follow the action here.

  177. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    MOTD presenter Gary Lineker

    "Intelligent and accurate football from England's young stars gives Liverpool the lead. Bring on the Euros!"

  178. YELLOW CARD

    Liverpool 1-0 Southampton

    Dusan Tadic has skinned Javier Manquillo two or three times already, and the defender then goes right through the back of the Serb. He gets a booking from Mark Clattenburg for his troubles, which will only encourage Tadic to get at him.

    Simon Mignolet then flaps again at James Ward-Prowse's free-kick, tipping it over the top. Good spell for the visitors...

  179. Text us on 81111

    Ash, London: There was an almost eerie atmosphere at Anfield until the goal. Hopefully that will get things flowing.