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By Mandeep Sanghera

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  1. Over to you, Falcao

    Radamel Falcao

    Right then, it is time for us to leave you to enjoy the rest of your Saturday evening. If your football appetite has not been sated then pop on over to our European football live text, which is very much in full swing.

    Tomorrow, Radamel Falcao takes centre stage as Manchester United take on QPR. Diego Costa has shown that a player new to the Premier League doesn't necessarily need a bedding in period, will the same be true of Falcao?

    Join us again tomorrow to find out.

  2. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Matt Holbrook: Can't understand everyone writing off Liverpool after one bad match, big teams lose games! City beaten by Leicester not long ago.

  3. Wayward Welbeck and a raging Pellegrini

    Arsenal 2-2 Man City

    It may seem like a long time ago, but Arsenal's draw with Manchester City in today's early kick-off at Emirates Stadium will have brought both pleasure and frustration to Arsene Wenger and Manuel Pellegrini.

    Gunners' boss Wenger was left regretting the failure to hold on for victory while City counterpart Pellegrini saw his side concede a lead before rescuing a point - while also nursing a very obvious sense of injustice over a series of decisions from referee Mark Clattenburg.

    BBC Sport's chief football writer Phil McNulty takes a look at the main talking points to have come out of a highly entertaining 2-2 draw.

  4. Manager reaction

    Southampton 4-0 Newcastle

    Alan Pardew

    Alan Pardew speaking to Match of the Day's Martin Fisher on the scrutiny he has faced this week: "It's not going to help because the performance from the start put us on the backfoot. The fans were on us from the start, on me in particular, that didn't help the situation. The game got away from us."

    On whether he is "up for the fight" this season: "I'm trying to do the job to the best of my ability."

  5. Post update

    Southampton 4-0 Newcastle

    While it was a good day for Aston Villa and Chelsea, the same cannot be said for Newcastle. A 4-0 defeat at Southampton means they are bottom of the table, with two points from four games.

  6. Post update

    Match of the Day

    Here it is then, the Match of the Day running order:

    Chelsea v Swansea, Arsenal v Manchester City, Liverpool v Aston Villa, Southampton v Newcastle, Sunderland v Tottenham, West Brom v Everton, Stoke City v Leicester, Crystal Palace v Burnley.

    Watch on BBC 1, BBC 1 Wales and BBC 1 Northern Ireland from 22:50 BST and from 23:10 BST on BBC 1 Scotland.

  7. Women's football

    Scotland 9-0 Faroe Islands

    Jane Ross moved to the top of the World Cup qualifying goalscoring charts with a hat-trick in Scotland's 9-0 win over the Faroe Islands at Motherwell's Fir Park.

    Scotland are guaranteed a play-off spot for the finals in Canada next year but can qualify automatically if they beat Group 4 leaders Sweden in Gothenburg in midweek.

    The Swedes are the only team to have beaten Anna Signeul's side in the campaign. They sit on maximum points after nine games, but Scotland are just three points behind, on 24, and have a better goal difference.

  8. Match reaction

    Liverpool 0-1 Aston Villa

    brendan rodgers

    Liverpool manger Brendan Rodgers: "We were slow in our pressing and passing early on and gave away a bad goal, but then we upped it.

    "It was a frustrating day but I think it was a combination of Aston Villa defending well and us failing to find that wee bit of quality. We had enough of the ball but could not find the penetration in the final third.

    On not starting Raheem Sterling: "It is a long, long season and it was an opportunity to give Raheem Sterling a break because he probably won't have many this season."

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    Matt, Romford: Doesn't feel like this Premier League season has really got going yet. Only Chelsea have got themselves up and running thus far.

  10. Post update

    All to play for in Madrid derby

    Half-time in the Madrid derby, with a Cristiano Ronaldo penalty cancelling out Tiago Medes' early strike. Head on over to our European football live text commentary to follow the action.

  11. Post update

    Life without Luis

    606 phone-in

    Lines are still open for 606 with Darren Fletcher and Robbie Savage on BBC radio 5 live and former Wales international Savage has been discussing Liverpool's 1-0 defeat at home to Aston Villa.

    "Liverpool are going to miss Luis Suarez, you cannot replace him. It is like Tottenham and Gareth Bale," said Savage.

    "It is too early for Mario Balotelli, he has only had two games. But what I don't get is why Raheem Sterling was on the bench. I don't accept he is burned out. He has got to play.

    "If Manchester United can win tomorrow, after Arsenal and Manchester City have drawn and Liverpool have lost, what a weekend it will have been for them."

    Get in touch, call 0500 909 693, text 85058 and @bbc606 on social media.

  12. Text us on 81111

    Paul, Thatcham: It will take a good six months for Brendan Rodgers to get anything out of Mario Balotelli, if it's even possible. He may score a great goal now and again, but that doesn't make him the great player he thinks he is.

  13. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Amir Hamza: Looking at how helpless Liverpool were without Luis Suarez, imagining how strong Barcelona will be with him is frightening.

    Yullaw: What a wrong career decision for Rickie Lambert and Adam Lallana to choose Liverpool instead of rising Spurs.

    Apaka: Everyone talking about Liverpool "not turning up", "passionless" and so on. Where is the credit to Aston Villa? They've been great today.

  14. Post update

    Liverpool 0-1 Aston Villa

    Liverpool fans can take heart from last season's start, when they also suffered an early defeat at Anfield against a side that had made a bright start to the campaign.

    That time it was a 1-0 defeat to Southampton on 21 September. After that, they did not drop a point in front of their own fans until a draw with, surprise surprise, Aston Villa in mid-January.

  15. Manager reaction

    Liverpool 0-1 Aston Villa

    Aston Villa

    Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert: "It is one of toughest places to come in Europe, let alone Britain, but I think we deserved the win. With Philippe Senderos' header and Andreas Weimann's chance I think we could have been three up.

    "I thought that Tom Cleverley was excellent and Ashley Westwood could be ready to take the same step up that Fabian Delph has taken if he keeps playing like that.

    "There is a lot of momentum on and off the pitch at this club, the players have been excellent as a group and the supporters have stuck with it and now our young guys are turning into young men."

  16. Player reaction

    Liverpool 0-1 Aston Villa

    Lvierpool

    Aston Villa defender Philippe Senderos: "Not many teams will come here and get a win and we showed brilliant character to come here and do so."

    Asked about his first-half battle with Mario Balotelli: "There are things that happen on the pitch but I don't think there is any harm in it, everyone is running towards each other and kicking and I think it is all give and take."

    Aston Villa forward Gabriel Agbonlahor: "We came here with tactics to frustrate Liverpool and nick a goal and that is what we did. A big part of my job was to try and deny Steven Gerrard the ball. Everyone knows what he can do."

  17. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Gregory Mandapat: So Mario Balotelli was neither Super Mario nor Stupid Mario, but more like Stupor Mario... as in he did not do much today.

    Simon Wiggy: The most inept passionless display from Liverpool for a long time. Crowd today have been passionless too. Top four a long way off.

    Chris Harvey: So Liverpool and Man United have swapped places from title contenders to seventh place for one year only and are duly swapping back.

  18. Match stats

    Liverpool 0-1 Aston Villa

    match stats

    Aston Villa have more points (10) than shots on target (six) this season. Talk about efficient.

  19. Post update

    Liverpool 0-1 Aston Villa

    Former Liverpool midfielder Jimmy Case on BBC Radio Merseyside: "It is a difficult performance with the new players but there are no excuses. They should be doing better than they did today. Fabio Borini's name has been mentioned once.

    "You look at the side and Villa have a strength of character at the moment. Liverpool didn't produce anything to break them down and they packed their defence. Liverpool had no answer against a side who played out of their skins. If Villa can produce sturdy away performances like they did today, they will pick up points.

    "Before the game kicked off, you looked at the line-up and thought it wasn't too bad. You look at the defensive capabilities though. When you have to dig in, you need a bit more than the like of Markovic and Coutinho. The play was slow and there was rarely a good through ball. There was no movement in behind their defence too."

    Philippe Senderos of Aston Villa celebrates victory
  20. Post update

    Liverpool 0-1 Aston Villa

    Brendan Rodgers and Aston villa manager Paul Lambert

    Some glum faces and shaking of heads in the home crowd as Liverpool suffer their second league defeat of the season.

    Complete contrast in the away end, though, as Aston Villa fans belt out celebratory chants. A great away performance and one that continues a fine start to the season for Paul Lambert's side.

    They move on to 10 points, and are second in the standings behind Chelsea.

  21. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Tom Farr: I wonder how different it would have been had Diego Costa joined Liverpool last season and Luis Suarez stayed? #scarystuff #ifonlys.

    Mustafa: It'll be a few years until Liverpool get established finished article stars turning up at Anfield.

    Simon Cartwright: Disappointed in Aston Villa's performance. No flair, only one goal, no ambition. Only kidding! Amazing stuff!

  22. FULL-TIME

    Liverpool 0-1 Aston Villa

    Jonathan Pearce

    BBC Match of the Day commentator at Anfield

    "Liverpool rung the changes but they could not get beyond the Villa defence. A really determined away performance, a really determined victory. Food for thought for Liverpool in Champions League week. No Sturridge, and no Sterling for long periods - no penetration."

  23. Post update

    Liverpool 0-1 Aston Villa

    Rickie Lambert pushes Alan Hutton in the Aston Villa area before Alberto Moreno's header is saved. Chance gone. Is there any time left now for the home side?

  24. Post update

    Liverpool 0-1 Aston Villa

    Philippe Coutinho's fancy flick can't find the run of Raheem Sterling before Dejan Lovren sees a shot blocked. Aston Villa are back once again in numbers. Frustration for Liverpool.

  25. SUBSTITUTION

    Liverpool 0-1 Aston Villa

    Into the first of four minutes of stoppage time as Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert brings on Darren Bent for Gabby Agbonlahor.

  26. Text us on 81111

    Trev, Cheltenham: Champions League for Liverpool this week. Can't help but feel we need to sort our Premier League squad before jumping in with Europe's elite.

    Brendan Rodgers, manager of Liverpool looks on
  27. Post update

    Liverpool 0-1 Aston Villa

    Nathan Baker has been hugely impressive for Aston Villa today and he is in the right place to hack away a Javier Manquillo cross, before Philippe Coutinho shoots high, wide and handsome for Liverpool. It has just been one of those days...

  28. SUBSTITUTION

    Liverpool 0-1 Aston Villa

    Carlos Sanchez comes on for the last few minutes for Aston Villa as debutant Tom Cleverley, who has put a decent shift in, makes way.

    It has not been the most scintillating games in Premier League history, we've not seen a shot on target since the 11th minute, but Aston Villa fans won't care. It looks like their side are on their way to victory at Anfield.

  29. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Pete Nicholson: Liverpool's record of coming from behind is awful. They sometimes draw but very rarely win.

    Matt Harding: Last season Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge. Right now Rickie Lambert and Fabio Borini. #justsaying.

    Andrew Quinlan: Whether banned or sold to Barcelona, Liverpool are missing Suarez's quality. Any team would.

  30. Post update

    Liverpool 0-1 Aston Villa

    Liverpool cranking up the pressure now as time ticks away. Alberto Moreno plays the ball across the edge of the area for Rickie Lambert, but he gets the ball trapped under his own feet and Aston Villa are able to clear.

  31. Womens football

    Scotland 8-0 Faroe Islands

    Rachel Corsie slides in to net her second and Scotland are now only two goals away from double figures.

  32. Post update

    Liverpool 0-1 Aston Villa

    Mario Balotelli stats

    Mario Balotelli's home debut was a quiet one.

  33. HITS THE WOODWORK

    Liverpool 0-1 Aston Villa

    Oh so close for Liverpool! Philippe Coutinho twists and turns on the edge of the area to open up enough space for himself to have a go at goal. His curled effort smashes against the upright, before Raheem Sterling's follow-up deflects off Jordan Henderson.

  34. Post update

    Liverpool 0-1 Aston Villa

    Former Liverpool midfielder Jimmy Case on BBC Radio Merseyside: "Liverpool have not had much joy from any free-kicks so far. Villa's strength lies with their competent central defenders who work hard for each other. They have a good unit which is doing very well. It needs some magic and a bit of genius to open the door up."

  35. Post update

    Liverpool 0-1 Aston Villa

    Chris Bevan

    BBC Sport at Anfield

    "It has all gone a bit quiet at Anfield, save for the small pocket of travelling supporters in the corner of the Anfield Road end, who are cheering every tackle that Villa make.

    "The visitors have hardly threatened in the second half but they lead 1-0 so they don't really need to. More importantly, led by Philippe Senderos at the back, they have defended superbly."

  36. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Jon Evans: Aston Villa have always gone too deep when 1-0 up. Can't remember a time they haven't. Be surprised if we win, it has never worked.

    Kevin Logan: All the "Liverpool missing Luis Suarez" talk is redundant as he would have been banned! Seems everyone's forgetting that!

    Paul Walmsley: Expected more from Phillipe Coutinho today. Seems to have lost the ball more than retained it.

  37. YELLOW CARD

    Liverpool 0-1 Aston Villa

    Alberto Moreno goes in the book for a foul on Kieran Richardson. The Liverpool players are perhaps getting a little frustrated now, with just over 10 minutes left for them to try to rescue something.

  38. Post update

    Liverpool 0-1 Aston Villa

    Steven Gerrard sees a free-kick into the area flicked away by the head of an Aston Villa defender, before Dejan Lovren challenges Brad Guzan for the ball back into the box. The Villa keeper wins the battle, but is not happy with how heavy the Liverpool defender went in on him.

  39. SUBSTITUTION

    Liverpool 0-1 Aston Villa

    Mario Balotelli of Liverpool is substituted for Rickie Lambert

    A disappointingly quiet display by Mario Balotelli is brought to an end as he goes off, with Rickie Lambert coming on. Lazar Markovic also makes way as Fabio Borini takes his place.

    Aston Villa also make a change, with Charles N'Zogbia replacing Andreas Weimann.

  40. Post update

    Liverpool 0-1 Aston Villa

    Liverpool's Raheem Sterling challenges Aston Villa's Tom Cleverley

    Former Liverpool midfielder Jimmy Case on BBC Radio Merseyside: "The tempo has picked up a bit more and it needs to be slightly quicker. Then you start mis-hitting shots and the minutes go by before the frustration sets in."

  41. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Chris Harvey: This Aston Villa side look a lot more like Paul Lambert's Norwich team. Full of players written off and labelled as not good enough.

    Bob: No doubt Roy Keane has toughened up this Villa side! On the other hand on another day they would be down to nine men!

    Alex Haworth: I can't see Liverpool scoring, they've haven't even created any chances.

  42. Post update

    Liverpool 0-1 Aston Villa

    Raheem Sterling

    Raheem Sterling has helped himself to a couple of goals already this season, but he will certainly have his work cut out to get one against a well-organised Aston Villa side. Instead, he tries to release Jordan Henderson, but his pass is too strong for his team-mate and Brad Guzan gets to the ball first.

  43. Post update

    Liverpool 0-1 Aston Villa

    Eight man are back defending for Aston Villa as Jordan Henderson sends a cross-field pass superbly to the feet of Raheem Sterling, who in turn passes to Philippe Coutinho but his shot is blocked inside a crowded Villa area.

  44. Women's football

    Scotland 7-0 Faroe Islands

    Rachel Corsie converts Jane Ross's cross to give Scotland a six-goal lead - and then it's a seventh for Scotland and this time it's Leanne Crichton, whose shot finds the net with the aid of a deflection and the right-hand post.

  45. Full-on full-backs

    Liverpool 0-1 Aston Villa

    Alberto Moreno

    Liverpool's full-backs has been tasked with giving the Reds width in the final third. The touch graphic above shows how Alberto Moreno has been doing just as much work in the Aston Villa half as his own.

  46. Post update

    Liverpool 0-1 Aston Villa

    Chris Bevan

    BBC Sport at Anfield

    "The Liverpool fans are trying to rouse their team but the Reds are running into brick walls every time they come forward, with Villa's organisation at the back and work-rate in midfield helping them preserve their lead.

    "Raheem Sterling will try to change that, and he got a huge cheer as he ran on. He replaced Adam Lallana, who has worked hard for little reward on his debut and gets a deserved ovation."

  47. YELLOW CARD

    Liverpool 0-1 Aston Villa

    Raheem Sterling's first involvement sees him scythed down by a sliding Alan Hutton who, unsurprisingly, gets a yellow card as a result.

  48. SUBSTITUTION

    Liverpool 0-1 Aston Villa

    Raheem Sterling does indeed come on and his introduction is greeted by huge, and perhaps relieved, cheers from the Liverpool fans. His creativity is certainly welcome. Adam Lallana is the man to make way.

    Raheem Sterling of Liverpool comes on for Adam Lallana
  49. Women's football

    Scotland 5-0 Faroe Islands

    It's a hat-trick for Jane Ross as she confidently slots the ball into the net following a fine passing move to make it 5-0. All too easy.

    It had been 3-0 at the break, but dreadful defending from the Faroe Islands presented Jane Ross with a shooting chance in the six-yard box and she hammered the ball in for Scotland's fourth.

  50. Post update

    Liverpool 0-1 Aston Villa

    Brad Guzan displays some deceptively fleet-footed movement to prevent a deflected Lazar Markovic shot from going out for a corner as Brendan Rodgers has a word in the ear of Raheem Sterling on the touchline. He should be on soon, you would think.

  51. Post update

    Liverpool 0-1 Aston Villa

    Raheem Sterling and Rickie Lambert are warming up on the touchline as Liverpool continue to try and crack open the Aston Villa defence.

    The introduction of those two might be just what the home side need - the guile and creativity of Sterling to create chances, and the directness of Lambert to finish them off.

    Brendan Rodgers, manager of Liverpool talks to Raheem Sterling
  52. Post update

    Liverpool 0-1 Aston Villa

    Former Liverpool midfielder Jimmy Case on BBC Radio Merseyside: "There are little teething problems in the framework of the Liverpool side at the moment. They need to play together to get the understanding but just haven't had the game time yet."

  53. Text us on 81111

    Marty, Bangor: Really looking forward to hearing "Liverpool missing Luis Suarez" every time we go a goal down this year, but really it's down to the same old issue - defending!

  54. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Ville Munne: If we keep passing sideways I'm gonna lose it. And could somebody tell Mamadou Sakho that he actually can put some pace on the ball?

    Aashish: If Raheem Sterling gets a run-out I can still see Liverpool winning this.

    Varuth Kuonsongtham: I miss Suarez...

  55. Real Madrid v Atletico Madrid

    Cristiano Ronaldo leads the Real Madrid players in training

    Bale, Ronaldo, Rodriguez, Mandzukic, Kroos, Benzema, Koke, Tiago, Simeone, Ancelotti. As cast lists go, that is pretty stellar. So why would you want to miss out on the latest blockbuster from La Liga? Get yourself over to our live text commentary of the Madrid derby as Real take on Atletico.

  56. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Former Manchester United manger David Moyes

    BBC Radio 5 live's 606 programme tweets the opinion Robbie Savage on who should succeed Alan Pardew should the Newcastle boss be sacked. "If Pardew was to leave, I would get David Moyes in as the manager," the former Wales international says.

  57. Post update

    Liverpool 0-1 Aston Villa

    The Aston Villa half is a sea of white with all 10 of the away team's outfield players back defending as Jordan Henderson flicks a header wide from a corner.

  58. Post update

    Liverpool 0-1 Aston Villa

    Liverpool go straight on the offensive as Mario Balotelli, perhaps playing a little deeper than Liverpool fans would like, sprays a pass out to Lazar Markovic, who skips past two Aston Villa players on the right before squaring a pass to Philippe Coutinho. His first-time shot deflects behind for a corner which Steven Gerrard takes, curling the ball into the area and Balotelli gets up but heads wide.

  59. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers

    Ar Ving: Has Brendan Rodgers' keenness to develop youngsters gone too far? Should've got more proven players. Hope we haven't 'done a Spurs'.

  60. Text us on 81111

    Mike, London: Aston Villa's biggest test has been coping without Ron Vlaar. Last season without him Villa looked lost. Encouraging stuff today.

  61. KICK-OFF

    Liverpool 0-1 Aston Villa

    Strong applause from the travelling Aston Villa fans as their side emerges for the second half. Liverpool get things back under way, with no changes for either side.

  62. Match reaction

    Sunderland 2-2 Tottenham

    Mauricio Pochettino

    Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino: "When you create a lot of chances it is difficult to accept the draw. You need to have luck and it's true Sunderland had luck.

    "We did not kill the game and this happens in football.

    "We need to show collectively more calm, more security. We need to win games like this."

  63. Post update

    Liverpool 0-1 Aston Villa

    Javier Manquillo has been the busiest Liverpool defender so far, with the right-back making four tackles. Worryingly, the centre-back pairing of Dejan Lovren and Mamadou Sakho have not made a single tackle between them...

  64. Match reaction

    Sunderland 2-2 Tottenham

    Gus Poyet

    Sunderland manager Gus Poyet: "My message to Ricky Alvarez as soon as game finished was 'Welcome to England'. This is what you are going to get week-in-week-out and you have to be ready.

    "We nearly nicked it at the end, but that would have not been fair on Spurs.

    "I thought we played better but the opposition was the best we have played so far. We will get the three points in the next couple of weeks."

  65. Women's football

    Scotland 3-0 Faroe Islands

    Half-time and Scotland are well on top against Faroe Islands with Kim Little, Caroline Weir and Jane Ross all on target in a dominant first half. The Scots are on course for the win they need to secure at least a play-off place in World Cup qualifying.

  66. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Alistair Lowe: Liverpool not stretching Aston Villa at all, pace of Raheem Sterling and Daniel Sturridge a huge miss. Two debutants nervous and playing very safe.

    Sam: This is the sort of tight, tense, close game where Liverpool really miss Luis Suarez.

  67. Half-time stats

    Liverpool 0-1 Aston Villa

    Liverpool

    Plenty of possession but not enough bite from Liverpool and Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert can be very happy with his side's first-half display. Gabby Agbonlahor's pace gives Villa an outlet on the counter and keeps Liverpool's defence on their toes. While they also seem to have sussed Liverpool's weakness at set pieces.

    Mario Balotelli has been given plenty of attention by the Villa defence - a tactic not too dissimilar to Everton's when they tried to deal with Chelsea's Diego Costa last month. That time, Costa kept his cool to score twice. Can Balotelli do something similar?

  68. HALF-TIME

    Liverpool 0-1 Aston Villa

    Gabriel Agbonlahor put Aston Villa in front

    Former Liverpool midfielder Jimmy Case on BBC Radio Merseyside: "You have to keep at it and Liverpool need to keep probing. Looking at it, it is an uphill battle but they need to work harder and be a bit crisper in the passing.

    "Liverpool were rattled and they had the pressure players coming up from the back and they got the scrappy goal. You have to get on with it and force the issue.

    You look at variations and have to move the ball quicker. If you don't do that, their defenders can see things and can adjust. It is about the killer ball."

  69. Post update

    Liverpool 0-1 Aston Villa

    Now it is Mario Balotelli's turn to have a crack at goal as he brings a high ball under control on the left, rolls the ball on to his right foot and curls a shot just wide. Better from Liverpool after a slow start.

  70. CLOSE!

    Liverpool 0-1 Aston Villa

    Philippe Senderos is making sure Mario Balotelli knows full well he is in close attention at all times, but the Liverpool striker does well to hold off the Villa defender just outside the area and play the ball into the path of Adam Lallana, who sweeps a low shot just wide.

  71. Match reaction

    Chelsea 4-2 Swansea

    Swansea manager Garry Monk: "It was a very good first half hour. Some of the football was the best we've played this season. I think it just showed the world-class quality took its toll a bit in the second half.

    "Their power and strength was too much. When you play the top teams you gauge where you are at and what you need to work on. But in terms of effort and commitment we were very good."

  72. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Adam: Aston Villa sitting deep, keeping tight and playing for set pieces. I don't blame them, it's working.

    Charlie Coston: I think Villa's tactics is to get Mario Balotelli to lose his cool. Pretty sound tactic.

  73. Post update

    Liverpool 0-1 Aston Villa

    Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert

    Paul Lambert has to be happy with his side's display so far. Their lead is fully deserved and you could argue they should be even further ahead.

    Liverpool's biggest weakness has been poor marking from set-pieces and Jordan Henderson takes his eye off Philippe Senderos momentarily to allow the big defender to get to a corner, but his effort is wide.

  74. Match reaction

    Chelsea 4-2 Swansea

    Jose Mourinho and Diego Costa

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho: "Diego Costa is one of the best strikers we have at this moment in football. The team is an attacking team that creates a lot, creates spaces for a striker. The second goal is a brilliant collective action and Cesc Fabregas had a fantastic assist.

    "We were too comfortable in the first half, not creating super dangerous situations. In the second half we started pressing them very well, did not give them time to play, started creating and playing more attacking football. It could have been five or six."

  75. Post update

    Liverpool 0-1 Aston Villa

    Former Liverpool midfielder Jimmy Case on BBC Radio Merseyside: "Aston are trying to unsettle Mario Balotelli and entice him into getting involved. You have to keep your cool and destroy them with your best asset, scoring goals. I used to say to full-backs, 'How ugly are you.'"

    Mario Balotelli of Liverpool goes past Tom Cleverley
  76. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Kolo KK: Liverpool missing Raheem Sterling's influence. The ball forward is flat and without danger.

  77. Post update

    Liverpool 0-1 Aston Villa

    Better from Liverpool as Jordan Henderson heads down a long ball into the box for Adam Lallana, but his first-time shot is blocked. Good display so far from Lallana, who is always looking to be involved.

  78. Post update

    Liverpool 0-1 Aston Villa

    Chris Bevan

    BBC Sport at Anfield

    "While Liverpool's defending has been poor, Villa's has been impressive. Their entire team is working hard to deny the home side space when they advance into their half, allowing Liverpool to have the majority of possession - almost 70% - but restricting their options.

    "It's proving effective too - Philippe Coutinho and Mario Balotelli have both been dropping very deep in search of the ball, largely in vain, and the long balls forward behind Villa's defence by Steven Gerrard and Jordan Henderson are not coming off.

    "Villa keeper Brad Guzan is yet to make a serious save and the frustration of the Liverpool fans is reverberating from the Anfield stands."

  79. Match reaction

    Stoke 0-1 Leicester

    Mark Hughes

    Stoke manager Mark Hughes: "We can't have any complaints about their game plan because we did the same at Manchester City a couple of weeks ago.

    "You have to give the opposition credit, they defended manfully.

    "We had good chances and on another day we would have taken the game away from them quite comfortably."

  80. Post update

    Liverpool 0-1 Aston Villa

    Some good, patient possession football from Liverpool at the moment as they knock the ball around just inside the Aston Villa half, trying to craft an opening. Crucially, though, they are missing that spark of creativity the likes of Raheem Sterling or Daniel Sturridge would provide.

  81. Post update

    Liverpool 0-1 Aston Villa

    Liverpool seem to be finding a bit of rhythm to their play after a less-than-inspiring start. Adam Lallana tries to wriggle his way through a couple of players, falling inside the area as he does so, but he went down far too easily. No danger of a penalty.

  82. Post update

    Liverpool 0-1 Aston Villa

    Chris Bevan

    BBC Sportat Anfield

    "Liverpool are all over the place at the back and not doing much better going forward. Adam Lallana and Lazar Markovic are staying very narrow either side of Philippe Coutinho in the trio of Reds players behind Mario Balotelli - who has been very quiet so far - and with three of that quartet making their Anfield bows, it is fair to say they are yet to gel.

    "Behind them, Villa are winning the midfield battle, using Gabriel Agbonlahor's pace on the break and Ashley Westwood's set-pieces have been exceptional. Their boss Paul Lambert probably thinks his side should be further ahead."

    Mario Balotelli of Liverpool passes
  83. Match reaction

    Crystal Palace 0-0 Burnley

    Sean Dyche

    Burnley manager Sean Dyche: "You can see the belief is growing. We just missed that extra quality in the top third but that will come.

    "If you are brave enough to take a penalty you have to be brave enough to score and to miss. Scotty Arnfield was brave enough and I don't have a problem with that."

  84. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Tokunbo: Aston Villa have to make their superiority count now. They won't be able to keep Liverpool out for the whole game.

    Sam: At this rate that's three seasons running Villa have outplayed Liverpool at Anfield. Brendan Rodgers still hasn't figured out how to play Paul Lambert.

    Anthony Amodeo: It's defensive performances like this that remind me how gutted I was that Daniel Agger left Anfield.

  85. Post update

    Liverpool 0-1 Aston Villa

    Mario Balotelli is down clutching his calf after clashing with Philippe Senderos, but the Aston Villa defender can count himself lucky to still be on the pitch. Replays show he fouled the Liverpool striker just as he was trying to race on to a pass. If the referee had seen it, it could have been a red card.

  86. Match reaction

    West Brom 0-2 Everton

    Roberto Martinez

    West Brom boss Alan Irvine: "It has been widely said that we have brought in the most players but we have also got rid of the most as well.

    "We need to win games soon."

    Everton manager Roberto Martinez: "It was pleasing how well we applied ourselves with a focus, concentration and intensity to our defensive play.

    "The important aspect is that we didn't give a solid display at the expense of how we play."

  87. Post update

    Liverpool 0-1 Aston Villa

    Finally we get to see a bit of Mario Balotelli as he wriggles his way past a couple of Aston Villa's players midway inside the away team's half. His feet are taken from him, giving Liverpool a free-kick but Steven Gerrard's ball into the area is cleared.

    Liverpool"s Mario Balotelli is challenged by Aston Villa's Andreas Weimann
  88. Post update

    Liverpool 0-1 Aston Villa

    Former Liverpool midfielder Jimmy Case on BBC Radio Merseyside: "Liverpool are just a bit unbalanced at the moment. Because of the way Villa are set up, they are being forced to play the killer ball through to the front line."

  89. Post update

    Liverpool 0-1 Aston Villa

    More poor defending by Liverpool as this time Andreas Weimann is left completely alone just inside the area as a corner comes in from the left. He has time to take a touch and bring the ball under control, but sends his shot over. Aston Villa are on top, Liverpool are living dangerously.

  90. Post update

    Liverpool 0-1 Aston Villa

    Chris Bevan

    BBC Sport at Anfield

    "The Villa fans crammed into a corner of Anfield are singing 'now you're gonna believe us, we're going to win the league'. Not sure they have chanted that particularly ditty for a while but, as things stand, they are up to second place.

    "The rest of the ground is making some noise too - voicing their frustration at Liverpool's defending when Philippe Senderos was allowed that free header."

  91. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Max Welford: Well done by Brendan Rogers for benching young Raheem Sterling. The boy needs some rest and cannot be overplayed.

  92. League Two round-up

    Burton Albion continue to set the pace at the top of the order after a 2-0 win over York City, a result that ended the Minstermen's 23-game unbeaten run.

    Morecambe remain in touch with the leaders after a 2-1 win over Plymouth Argyle while Bury are third after a 3-0 win at Carlisle. Cheltenham Town, second at the start of play, lost 1-0 at Luton Town, while victories for Wycombe Wanderers and Cambridge United lifted them to fourth and sixth respectively.

    Accrington Stanley, who parted company with James Beattie on Friday night, were 1-0 winners over AFC Wimbledon, while a 1-1 draw between Exeter City and Oxford United was enough to see Carlisle slip to the foot of the standings.

  93. Text us on 81111

    Derek, Worcestershire: Does Brendan Rogers hold training sessions instructing his defenders to hold on to players at corners? Could be a penalty every time.

  94. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Ahmer Murad: Defensive mess. This has just become a bigger test. Liverpool need to show character to come back.

  95. CLOSE!

    Liverpool 0-1 Aston Villa

    Liverpool's defence is looking nervy. Very nervy. This time Philippe Senderos peels away from defenders to get his head to a free-kick but sends the ball over the bar. That should have been 2-0.

  96. Real Madrid v Atletico Madrid

    Real Madrid's Gareth Bale

    It is not just England offering up a bounty of football today. Europe is awash with top-class action. Already today, in Germany, Shinji Kagawa has scored to help Borussia Dortmund beat Freiburg 3-1 and Bayern Munich have beaten Stuttgart 2-0, while in Spain a Neymar brace for Barcelona was enough to see off the stubborn challenge of Athletic Bilbao. But wait... there's more. In a repeat of last year's Champions League final, Real are taking on Atletico in the Madrid derby and you can only follow the whole thing live via our live text!

  97. Match reaction

    Stoke 0-1 Leicester

    Nigel earson and Leonardo Ulloa

    Leicester manager Nigel Pearson: "To do well in any division you have to score goals and for Leonardo Ulloa to get three already is great for him.

    "His all-round game gives us a focal point in terms of having different options. He is very popular among the players and he has settled in very well.

    "The players are enjoying the Premier League so far. But you only truly enjoy it if you are playing well and getting good results."

  98. YELLOW CARD

    Liverpool 0-1 Aston Villa

    Adam Lallana goes in late on Tom Cleverley and the referee swiftly brandishes the yellow card for the Liverpool midfielder.

  99. Post update

    Liverpool 0-1 Aston Villa

    Former Liverpool midfielder Jimmy Case on BBC Radio Merseyside: "It was an unnecessary corner given away by Mamadou Sakho's incompetence. It is a shabby goal that has bounced off a few players and trickled into the corner. A few players went under it but there was uncertainty in the defence."

    Brad Guzan of Aston Villa celebrates the goal
  100. GOAL

    Liverpool 0-1 Aston Villa - Gabby Agbonlahor (9 mins)

    Aston Villa have been Liverpool's bogey team in recent seasons, and once again they silence the home crowd. But it is a scrappy goal to concede from Liverpool's point of view.

    Philippe Senderos's header from a corner strikes Javier Manquillo and he can't clear before Gabby Agbonlahor sneaks in to turn home from close range.

    Aston Villa's English striker Gabriel Agbonlahor scores
    Gabriel Agbonlahor celebrates with teammates
  101. Post update

    Liverpool 0-0 Aston Villa

    Former Liverpool midfielder Jimmy Case on BBC Radio Merseyside: "It has started at a very fierce pace which you would expect from an Aston Villa side.

    "It has been well documented that Brendan Rodgers is looking to protect Raheem Sterling. He has had tremendous exposure and sometimes at a young age, you have to sit him down and make him relax. That is probably what Rodgers is doing."

  102. Post update

    Liverpool 0-0 Aston Villa

    Simon Mignolet is off his line to claw a Kieran Richardson ball into the box out of the air, before Lazar Markovic is again involved as this time he sends a header over from a cross from the right. Fairly open start at Anfield.

  103. Match reaction

    Crystal Palace 0-0 Burnley

    neil Warnock

    Crystal Palace Neil Warnock: "We had the chances in the first half and if we had taken one of them it would have been a different game.

    "I thought we deserved to win the game but they got the chance at the end and Julian Speroni pulled off a great save.

    "I'm glad the first game is out of the way and we can get on with it now.

    "It was a bit up and down but I'm glad to come away with a point."

  104. Post update

    Liverpool 0-0 Aston Villa

    Slightly nervy start by Alberto Moreno as he allows Alan Hutton to get past him down the left and the Villa man crosses low into the box, Dejan Lovren is there to stab away though. Soon after, Lazar Markovic flashes a volley high and wide for Liverpool.

  105. Match reaction

    Southampton 4-0 Newcastle

    Southampton manager Ronald Koeman: "It wasn't perfect because we made some mistakes in the first half. We had a fantastic first goal. We controlled it totally. After 30 minutes, we didn't press like we did before. Our goalkeeper Fraser Forster did a great job on two occasions. After the third goal, Newcastle went down in a mental way. It was a good performance. Everything is going well."

  106. Match reaction

    Southampton 4-0 Newcastle

    Newcastle manager Alan Pardew: "We made individual mistakes that we couldn't absorb. We have to take that as a team. We had a great chance at 2-0 and half a chance after that. We have played OK at the start of the season and really got caught out today.

    "We didn't have long to prepare after the internationals but there's no excuse really. The players tried everything at 2-0. We just caught at the start. The criticisms from the fans are fair. You can't get beat 4-0 - I've had a few of those at the club. We have to be strong and tough it out. We have to put ourselves on the line and be brave. We have more quality than we showed today."

  107. Post update

    Southampton 4-0 Newcastle

    I think it would be fair to say Newcastle boss Alan Pardew is less than happy...

  108. KICK-OFF

    Liverpool 0-0 Aston Villa

    Great atmosphere at Anfield as Aston Villa get things under way.

  109. League One round-up

    Bristol City took full advantage of Peterborough United's goalless draw with Notts County to move to the top of the standings with a 3-0 win at home to Doncaster Rovers.

    Milton Keynes Dons are up to third place after a 5-3 win at Barnsley, whose goals all came inside the final eight minutes. Chesterfield, Coventry City and Swindon Town also picked up wins and fill the remaining play-off berths.

    Sheffield United dragged themselves into the top half with a 1-0 win at home to Rochdale, while at the foot of the standings Crewe Alexandra earned their first points of the campaign with a 2-1 win over Port Vale, although they remain bottom of the pile.

  110. Join the debate on the BBC Sport Facebook page

    Tomas Beecher: Aston Villa to shock Liverpool. Andreas Weimann to keep his early scoring form going with the only goal of the game.

  111. Text us on 81111

    Rob, London: Liverpool run out of 'L's? (see 17:05). That's what happens when you sign Lallana and Balotelli in the same summer. One L of a problem...

  112. Post update

    Liverpool v Aston Villa (17:30 BST)

    Steven Gerrard

    Four home debutants today, but could it be a Liverpool old boy who does the business for the Reds? Steven Gerrard has a habit of getting goals against Villa...

  113. Post update

    BBC Final Score vote

    The results are in from the Final Score vote and 48.8% of you voted for Chelsea as your team of the day following their 4-2 win over Swansea.

    37.5% of you voted for Norwich after their 4-2 win at Cardiff and 13.7% voted for MK Dons following their 5-3 win at Barnsley.

    Full results can be found on the BBC Sport website here.

    Thank you for voting.

  114. Liverpool's Villa hoodoo

    Liverpool v Aston Villa (17:30 BST)

    Aston Villa

    Playing at Anfield seems to bring the best out of Paul Lambert's side. They have not lost in their last three visits and found themselves 2-0 up there in January, only for a Daniel Sturridge strike and a Steven Gerrard penalty to rescue a point for the Reds.

    Given Villa's excellent start to this season - they have won two and drawn one of their three games so far - coupled with Sturridge's absence, Lambert's players might well fancy their chances of getting something this evening.

  115. Post update

    Liverpool v Aston Villa (17:30 BST)

    Daniel Sturridge, suited and booted, has just been out on the pitch, applauding the home fans with the sound of a Human League megamix blasting out through the speakers. He gets a good round of applause, but he unsurprisingly looks hugely frustrated to be missing out.

  116. Text us on 81111

    Alan, Birmingham: As an Albion fan this all has a worrying similarity to the Gary Megson era. We can't defend and can't score either. No goal since the opening day! Sadly, our worst fears about Alan Irvine are being realised. Jeremy Peace has to go now for being fool enough to appoint him (and Pepe Mel before him).

    Sean, Runcorn: Chelsea have yet to face a title challenger. They've had it easy up to now, yet people are saying they're gonna walk the league. Let's see what happens when they face a proper team.

    Pete Lippitt, Erdington: I feel a Villa 'moment of the season' approaching... then a slide into struggle and mediocrity.

  117. Post update

    Liverpool v Aston Villa (17:30 BST)

    Chris Bevan

    BBC Sport at Anfield

    Mario Balotelli

    "No sign of any camouflaged Bentleys in the players' car-park at Anfield but this Audi created a bit of a buzz when a big group of fans spotted it. The number plate, which had the letters SG, would suggest it belongs to Steven Gerrard but he wasn't around for anybody to ask him.

    "The Reds players still arrive for the game by coach, by the way - their cars are waiting for them to drive home after the game. Loudest cheer when the Liverpool team got off the bus went to manager Brendan Rodgers, but that might just have been because he was first off."

  118. Post update

    Chelsea 4-2 Swansea

    Former Scotland international Pat Nevin

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "Diego Costa looks like he will pick up a few injuries because he puts himself about but he has got everything. We knew he was strong and a natural finisher, but he has quick feet and he has a great knowledge of the game. He can play others in and is a complete centre-forward. The only thing that will stop him scoring this season is injury."

  119. Championship round-up

    A busy afternoon in the second tier ends with Nottingham Forest still leading the way - even though they are not in action until they face local rivals Derby County on Sunday. Today's big gainers were Norwich City, who are up to second place, level on points with Forest, after coming from two goals down at Cardiff City to win 4-2.

    Wolverhampton Wanderers missed the chance to move to the summit as they were held to a goalless draw at Blackpool, who earned their first point of the season. That was enough to take the Seasiders off the foot of the table, where they are replaced by Fulham, 3-0 losers at Reading.

    Watford were another side with designs on top spot at the start of play but lost 1-0 at Charlton, while there were also wins for Blackburn, Brentford, Middlesbrough and Ipswich.

  120. Post update

    Chelsea 4-2 Swansea

    Alan Shearer

    BBC Sport

    "Everything impressed me about Diego Costa today, he is tailor made for the Premier League. The way he runs the line, in behind and can hold the ball up. He is going to love the Premier League and the Chelsea fans will love him.

    "He is looking the real deal. When it is not going as it should for them they have a goalscorer who can get them out of it."

  121. Post update

    Southampton 4-0 Newcastle

    Former Tottenham striker Garth Crooks

    Final Score

    "It was the manner of Newcastle's defeat that concerned me most. It was very bad, and honestly I would be surprised if manager Alan Pardew survives the week."

  122. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Robert Gallacher: Chelsea look formidable going forward, but questions still have to be answered at the back. John Terry and Gary Cahill looking their age.

    Sid: The team of the day is yet to play. Liverpool will destroy Aston Villa and show their rising potential.

    Kev Leitch: I don't often criticise Paul Lambert but starting Nathan Baker over Jores Okore is pretty much the same as giving Liverpool a goal before kickoff.

  123. Unofficial Mario Merch

    Liverpool v Aston Villa (17:30 BST)

    Chris Bevan

    BBC Sport at Anfield

    mario balotelli merchandise

    "You can't get his name printed on the back of your Liverpool shirt today, but there is plenty of less 'official' Mario Balotelli merchandise on sale outside Anfield to welcome the Italian on what is - weather-wise at least - a gloomy evening on Merseyside.

    "The scarves and t-shirts proclaim that he 'is back' but Anfield was not a happy hunting ground for Balotelli during his time at Manchester City - he did not win, score or complete 90 minutes in any of his three games there for City - and was sent off on his first appearance in April 2011.

    "But Aston Villa are definitely the right opponents for him to put that right. 'Super Mario' bagged his only Premier League hat-trick against Villa in December 2010 and has scored every time he has faced them, notching a total of six goals from four games."

  124. Post update

    Liverpool v Aston Villa (17:30 BST)

    Brendan Rodgers was not a happy chappy about Daniel Sturridge picking up an injury while on England duty, and the striker misses out today. Another casualty, of sorts, from international duty is Raheem Sterling, who is clearly deemed not yet ready to start a game after his exertions for England against Switzerland on Monday. He is on the bench.

    Can Aston Villa take advantage of a Liverpool side shorn of their more dangerous and creative players in the early stages of this game?

  125. Post update

    606 phone-in

    Lines are open for 606 with Darren Fletcher and Robbie Savage on BBC 5 live, from 18:06 BST.

    They want to hear from Newcastle fans after their 4-0 defeat at Southampton. Robbie thinks Arsenal are not going to win the league with players like Mesut Ozil in the team - do you agree? And how good are Chelsea's strikers?

    Get in touch, call 0500 909 693, text 85058 and @bbc606 on social media.

  126. Women's football

    Scotland v Faroe Islands (17:30 BST)

    BBC Sport's Cheri Burns at Fir Park: "With less than 30 minutes to go until kick-off in the World Cup qualifier between Scotland and Faroe Islands, the crowd is filling up here at Fir Park, as they eagerly anticipate this penultimate group pool fixture.

    "Scotland head into this one knowing a win would guarantee them a play-off spot, and ensure they remain in with a chance of toppling Group 4 leaders Sweden, if they can secure victory in Gothenburg midweek.

    "The last time these sides met, the Scots came away with an emphatic 7-2 win, getting their campaign off to the perfect start and, despite being without the injured Leanne Ross and Lisa Evans today, Anna Signeul's charges are firm favourites to overcome their opponents - who are yet to get a win on the board."

  127. Text us on 81111

    Jason, Norwich: Don't mind admitting I was unsure when we paid £8m for Leonardo Ulloa, but he looks like he's got that magic goalscoring touch, and if he keeps us up, he'll be worth it four times over

    Jack, Newcastle: I've backed Alan Pardew right up to now. Pardew out Michael Laudrup in. I know he's got a job in Qatar and might cost a bit to get but I'm hoping Ashley can do us one favour.

    Tom, Rugby: The question is, can anyone stop Chelsea? Are we looking at the new Invincibles?

  128. Post update

    Liverpool v Aston Villa (17:30 BST)

    Chris Bevan

    BBC Sport at Anfield

    BBC

    "Among the dozens of 'Gerrard' and 'Sturridge' shirts outside Anfield, I did spot a couple of 'Balotelli's, worn by Jack Bryant (top) and Will Shuttleworth (bottom), although Will admitted: 'I had Coutinho on my first one but it was faulty so I have come back today and swapped it.'

    "I have bad news for Reds fans hoping to join them, though. Despite Ayre claiming the Reds' merchandising department were ready for any increased demand following Balotelli's arrival, the club shop told me they have run out of 'L's."

  129. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Thomas Scott: Real credit should be given to Southampton and Ronald Koeman. Thought they would really struggle this season after the mass exodus.

    Shiftz: 14 points from 24 games in 2014 isn't just relegation form, it's top five worst Premier League teams ever form. Surely Alan Pardew has to go.

    Danny Alexander: Well done Loic Remy for your first goal on your first sub appearance. But today belongs to Diego Costa.

  130. Post update

    Southampton 4-0 Newcastle

    Alan Pardew

    Alan Pardew's other half will be best advised to hide the Sunday papers tomorrow morning.

    "We have not won a game yet, so the teams that haven't won a game, the pressure is on those particular managers - more so on me because of the back end of last year, when we weren't good enough," he said on Thursday.

    A 4-0 thrashing followed by a long trip back to the north-east is not going to improve Newcastle owner Mike Ashley's mood.

  131. Post update

    Chelsea 4-2 Swansea

    A great win for Chelsea as they make it 12 points from a possible 12 and Jose Mourinho's side currently sit proudly at the top of the Premier League table.

    Early days, but with Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas outstanding so far, are they looking like the side to beat in the Premier League title race?

  132. Scottish latest

    Don't forget, if action north of the border is what you are after, you can follow all the latest on our very own Scottish live text commentary.

    There are five games currently taking place in the Scottish Premiership.

  133. Post update

    Final scores

  134. Post update

    Liverpool v Aston Villa (17:30 BST)

    Chris Bevan

    BBC Sport at Anfield

    "With Daniel Sturridge injured, the stage is set for new Liverpool signing Mario Balotelli today, with the maverick striker starting up front in his first appearance for Liverpool at Anfield since his £16m move from AC Milan.

    "Liverpool's managing director Ian Ayre proudly revealed this week that the club generated more than £50,000 from 'Balotelli-themed shirts' on the day he signed for the Reds.

    "How impressive is that for a marquee signing, though? With adult shirts retailing in the Anfield club shop at £49.99 and 'Balotelli 45' costing £15, by my maths that means around 750 were sold - not great for a club with an estimated global fan base of 70m..."

  135. Post update

    BBC Final Score vote

    We're asking in Final Score who is your team of the day: #Chelsea #Norwich or #MKDons?

    You can vote via @bbcsport on Twitter or via the Football index of the BBC Sport website where you'll also find full voting terms and conditions.

    The vote will close at 17:20 BST.

  136. FULL-TIME

    Sunderland 2-2 Tottenham

  137. FULL-TIME

    Stoke 0-1 Leicester

    Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson celebrates with goalscorer Leonardo Ulloa
  138. Post update

    Sunderland 2-2 Tottenham

    Wes Brown chops down Erik Lamela to give Tottenham a late free-kick. He could have been walking there. It was an ugly one from the Sunderland defender.

  139. Post update

    FT Chelsea 4-2 Swansea

    Former Scotland international Pat Nevin

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "It has been a highly entertaining game. Diego Costa was absolutely unbelievable and Eden Hazard was extra special. He probably won't get the plaudits but he will be unstoppable if he carries on his form throughout the season. It is very tough to see any weaknesses in this Chelsea side."

    Listen to full commentary of the match on BBC Radio 5 live

  140. FULL-TIME

    Crystal Palace 0-0 Burnley

  141. FULL-TIME

    Chelsea 4-2 Swansea

  142. FULL-TIME

    Southampton 4-0 Newcastle

    Daryl Janmaat of Newcastle United looks dejected in defeat
  143. FULL-TIME

    West Brom 0-2 Everton

  144. Post update

    Chelsea 4-2 Swansea

    Former Tottenham striker Garth Crooks

    Final Score

    "Diego Costa is the real deal. He is Drogba-esque. What is impressive is how quickly Chelsea have got him to settle in, and that is down to Jose Mourinho. He is constructing a real championship-winning team."

  145. GOAL

    Southampton 4-0 Newcastle - Morgan Schneiderlin

    Morgan Schneiderlin completes a miserable afternoon for Newcastle, sweeping a superb curling effort into the top corner from 15 yards.

    Morgan Schneiderlin of Southampton shoots past Daryl Janmaat of Newcastle United to score their fourth goal
  146. League One latest

    Milton Keynes Dons have turned in an eye-catching display and lead Barnsley 5-1 with just minutes remaining, 10-man Colchester United have also impressed today and lead 2-0 at Leyton Orient, while Sheffield United have gone ahead against Rochdale.

  147. Post update

    Chelsea 4-2 Swansea

    Chelsea, impressively, are still pressing. They want a fifth as Nemanja Matic flicks the ball to Loic Remy, but he slices wide. Seconds left.

  148. CLOSE!

    Sunderland 2-2 Tottenham

    That was the game on a plate for Sunderland!

    Patrick van Aanholt's cross is perfect for Will Buckley, but the former Brighton man blazes over the top.

  149. Post update

    Stoke 0-1 Leicester

    Stoke are throwing men forward with Mame Biram Diouf's shot well saved by Ben Hamer and Victor Moses unable to bundle home in a goalmouth scramble.

  150. Post update

    Almost full time in the 15:00 BST kick-offs. Enough time for any late drama though?

  151. League Two latest

    Managerless Accrington Stanley have taken the lead against AFC Wimbledon with less then 10 minutes remaining, James Gray with the strike. Leaders Burton Albion look home and hosed as they lead York City 2-0, while Morecambe are back in front at home to Plymouth. Bury are 3-0 up on Carlisle and Northampton have set up an unlikely grandstand finish at Newport after recovering from 3-0 down to 3-2.

  152. Home debut for Balotelli

    Liverpool v Aston Villa (17:30 BST)

    Liverpool fans outside Anfield

    Mario Balotelli makes his home debut for Liverpool while there are also first starts for Adam Lallana and Lazar Markovic. Raheem Sterling and Danny Sturridge miss out for the Reds.

    Tom Cleverley, signed on loan from Manchester United, makes his debut for Aston Villa.

    Liverpool XI: Mignolet, Manquillo, Moreno, Lovren, Sakho, Gerrard, Henderson, Coutinho, Markovic, Lallana, Balotelli.

    Aston Villa XI: Guzan, Hutton, Baker, Senderos, Cissokho, Westwood, Delph, Cleverley, Richardson, Agbonlahor, Weimann

  153. Post update

    West Brom 0-2 Everton

    Almost 3-0 to Everton but Leon Osman's crisp low strike at the end of a flowing move is well saved.

  154. Post update

    Stoke 0-1 Leicester

    Some of Stoke's fans have given up hope. They are heading for the exits as Leicester head towards three big points.

  155. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Hawwa Hassan Katsina: The season in a nutshell at The Bridge. Costa top goal scorer, Cesc top supplier and Chelsea champions.

    Ben Goodwin: Brilliant fourth goal by Chelsea, be interesting to see how they fare next week since they haven't played any of the big boys yet.

    Optimistic Nigerian: With the way Chelsea have played today, I'm beginning to think even Fernando Torres would have scored double digit goals this season...

  156. Post update

    Crystal Palace 0-0 Burnley

    Former Tottenham striker Garth Crooks

    Final Score

    "It's a great save from Julian Speroni, even more so when you consider the circumstances. Poor Sean Dyche, he must be living a thousand nightmares now. Thinking: 'This was our chance for three points', but they have blown it."

  157. Post update

    Chelsea 4-2 Swansea

    Former Scotland international Pat Nevin

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "It is a beautiful goal and brilliantly played though the centre of the defence. That is a total lapse in concentration from Chelsea. They didn't used to give too many goals away under Jose Mourinho and didn't get involved in too many high scoring games. They've had a 6-3 and 4-2 now.

    Listen to full commentary of the match on BBC Radio 5 live

  158. SUBSTITUTION

    Sunderland 2-2 Tottenham

    Tottenham introduce Aaron Lennon off the bench as they try to find a way to take the lead for the third and final time.

  159. Championship latest

    Comeback of the day looks set to go to Norwich City, who seemed down and out when they trailed 2-0 at half-time at Cardiff City. However, quickfire strikes by Martin Olsson and Wes Hoolahan put the Canaries back on terms before centre-back Michael Turner popped up with an unlikely goal with 19 minutes remaining. Still time for Cardiff but their players must be shell-shocked by the way this has turned sour in the second half.

  160. GOAL

    Chelsea 4-2 Swansea - Jonjo Shelvey

    Crisp low right-footed finish from the edge of the box by Jonjo Shelvey. Nice goal but the points will remain in Chelsea.

  161. MISSED PENALTY

    Crystal Palace 0-0 Burnley

    Great save by Julian Speroni! The Crystal Palace keeper guesses correctly to keep out Scott Arfield's effort. He might well have saved his side a point now.

  162. Penalty to Burnley

    Crystal Palace 0-0 Burnley

    Ohhh big chance for an away win here as Burnley's Lukas Jutkiewicz is brought down by Mile Jedinak in the area...

  163. GOAL

    Sunderland 2-2 Tottenham - Harry Kane OG (82 mins)

    Spurs only have themselves to blame.

    After wasting a host of good possession and decent chances, Etienne Capoue gives away a needless free-kick for a push on Jordi Gomez. Gomez picks himself up, whips in a wicked cross which Vlad Chiriches clears only as far as team-mate Harry Kane.

    The ball cannons off the young striker and into his own net.

    Spurs player Harry Kane scores the own goal
  164. Post update

    Former Scotland international Pat Nevin

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "You can always tell when someone has done well in the build-up when all the players run to that player to celebrate. Loic Remy has a goal on debut but the build-up from Eden Hazard was astonishing. Diego Costa has got a hat-trick but I think Hazard has played better."

    Listen to full commentary of the match on BBC Radio 5 live

  165. Post update

    Sunderland 1-2 Tottenham

    Tottenham have had the chances to wrap up the points, but they are coming under late pressure now and Hugo Lloris hacks away a backpass a little nervously.

    Ten minutes to go.

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    Chris Wright: Diego Costa is looking every inch a Chelsea legend! Stunning hat-trick and an early candidate for the Golden Boot!

    Abdul Said: 14 goals already this season for Chelsea, Jose is a real magician. He knew what he needed to add this season.

    Gregory P: Costa showing value of having pre-season to gel with team. Falcao has to hit ground running and could struggle.

  167. CLOSE!

    Southampton 3-0 Newcastle

    Emmanuel Riviere's shot trundles just wide of the goal from eight yards with Jack Colback just failing to turn the ball in with an outstretched boot.

    It is all too little too late though for Newcastle.

  168. GOAL

    Chelsea 4-1 Swansea - Loic Remy (81 mins)

    Three points in the bag and well deserved for Chelsea as they once again pick apart the Swansea defence. This time Oscar squares the ball along the edge of the area to the unmarked Loic Remy, who sweeps home for a goal on his debut. He'd only been on the pitch a matter of minutes too.

    Loic Remy of Chelsea celebrates
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    Crystal Palace 0-0 Burnley

    Still no goals at Selhurst Park, but Crystal Palace go close as Jonathan Williams pokes a shot goalwards, forcing Tom Heaton into a dive, but the ball whistles past the post.

  170. HITS THE WOODWORK

    Sunderland 1-2 Tottenham

    Erik Lamela has been superb for Tottenham so far today. He is close to the goal that his display deserved thumping the crossbar from 20 yards.

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    Stoke 0-1 Leicester

    Stoke are cranking up the pressure in search of an equaliser. A couple of scrambles in the Leicester box have come to nothing though and the visitors still carry some threat.

    Danny Drinkwater almost beat the last defender after a slaloming run.

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    West Brom 0-2 Everton

    Good chance for a third for Everton as Aiden McGeady races towards the area and, with defenders backing off, lets fly with a shot which, fortunately for West Brom, is always curling wide.

  174. Championship latest

    Plenty of action to catch up on in the Championship with Norwich City battling back from 2-0 down to draw level with Cardiff City thanks to two goals in four minutes from Martin Olsson and Wes Hoolahan. Ipswich Town have moved into a 2-0 lead at home to Millwall and Steve Cook has headed Bournemouth ahead against Rotherham. A thriller is being played out at Brentford, meanwhile, where the hosts lead Brighton & Hove Albion 3-2 with a little over 20 minutes remaining.

  175. SUBSTITUTION

    Sunderland 1-2 Tottenham

    Tottenham have introduced deadline day signing Benjamin Stambouli in place of Nacer Chadli to try and shore it up with a little over quarter of an hour to go.

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    Chelsea 3-1 Swansea

    Former Aston Villa striker Dion Dublin

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    Diego Costa celebrates scoring for Chelsea

    "Diego Costa's goal scoring instinct is incredible. Ramires shot at goal but just in case, Costa goes into the area where he wants the ball to go. On several occasions now he has put himself in the right place, at the right time. It is instinct."

  177. SUBSTITUTION

    Chelsea 3-1 Swansea

    Shouts of 'Diego! Diego! Diego!' as hat-trick hero Diego Costa is taken off to a standing ovation, even the away fans standing to appreciate his stunning performance. On in his place is Loic Remy for his Chelsea debut.

    Hat trick scorer Diego Costa of Chelsea shakes hands
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    Southampton 3-0 Newcastle

    Someone on Tyneside has got a new set of bedsheets.

    Their old ones are currently being unfurled in the visiting fans section at St Mary's with "Pardew Out" scrawled across.

    Pardew out banner
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    Stoke 0-1 Leicester