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Summary

  1. Mason caps off fine passing move
  2. Spurs give debut to £22m signing Son
  3. Spurs release Adebayor by mutual consent
  4. Fulham beat Blackburn 2-1 in Championship

Live Reporting

By Andy Cryer

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    That is all from me for today, but click here to follow Leicester v Villa on the radio and live text commentary. Enjoy.

    Cheerio. 

  2. Manager reaction

    Sunderland 0-1 Tottenham

    Sunderland boss Dick Advocaat on BBC Sport: "We had the better chances at the start, we knew we were playing against the a good side and the speed of the game was unbelievable. Some players could not handle it in the end.

    "We had to score a goal but it was not to be. At the end of the game, the better side had more luck than we had. Some players still need match fitness.

    "Everyone did well but upfront we could not score that chance we got."

  3. Manager reaction

    Sunderland 0-1 Tottenham

    More from Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino, speaking to Sky Sports: " We are very pleased with our performance. It was a hard game for us, an open game, but I think we dominated it and we deserved to win the match.

    "It’s another clean sheet, the first victory of the league after five games, and now we can move on. This will help us with our confidence for the next games.

    "The goal showed how we tried to play and what our philosophy is, it was fantastic but unlucky for him because he got a big knock on his knee but we hope it is not a big issue."

  4. Manager reaction

    Sunderland 0-1 Tottenham

    Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino on BBC Sport: "We will assess Mason tomorrow. It was a big knock on the knee. It was a great goal and we showed how we try to play.

    "First half was 50/50 an open game, but we dominated second half. Very pleased for our first victory. Our tempo was very good, we played a high tempo from the beginning.

    "I am very happy with Son, he played really well.He is a good player for us."

  5. Getting shirty

    Sunderland 0-1 Tottenham

    Spurs' Harry Kane needed a quick trip to the wardrobe department. He has yet to score in the Premier League but it will come...

    Harry Kane
  6. Get Involved

    Sunderland 0-1 Tottenham

    Abdallah:  Sunderland are getting relegated this time, very poor since last season.  

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  7. Post update

    The build-up to Leicester City v Aston Villa is gathering pace and you can follow live text and radio commentary on the gamehere.

    Manager reactions to come here.

    Fans at the King Power stadium
  8. Post update

    Sunderland 0-1 Tottenham

    Steve Harper

    BBC Radio 5 live at the Stadium of Light

    "It was the only real piece of quality throughout the game that won it.

    "Sunderland huffed and puffed, their fans appreciated their efforts, but Spurs will be delighted with the win.

    "Their fans might be frustrated anyway though - Spurs had so much possession and did very little with it."

    Ryan Mason scores
  9. Get Involved

    Sunderland 0-1 Tottenham

    Alex Bowmer:  If Newcastle win at West Ham tomorrow, Chelsea will slip into the relegation zone...  

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  10. Player reaction

    Sunderland 0-1 Tottenham

    Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen on Sky Sports:  "We approached the game in a positive way, were the better team and we deserved to won.

    "Jermain Defoe had a few good chances and maybe we had a bit of luck."

  11. Post update

    Sunderland 0-1 Tottenham

    He may be at Villarreal these days but former Tottenham striker Roberto Soldado is still keeping an eye on his pals...

    Harry Kane and Ryan Mason celebrate
  12. FULL-TIME

    Sunderland 0-1 Tottenham

    Tottenham's winless start to the season is over. It wasn't pretty but they won't care a jot.

    Sunderland's wait for a victory continues.

    Spurs celebrate
  13. Get Involved

    Sunderland 0-1 Tottenham

    Matt Crocker:  Spurs with another late winner. Happens alot so can't be fluke. Good level of fitness perhaps which is something Poch works on?

    Jay:  Chelsea on the brink of the relegation zone.  

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  14. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham

    Younes Kaboul crosses from the right but Jeremain Lens heads wide. That should be that.

  15. Post update

    Sunderland 0-1 Tottenham

    The Sunderland fans are trickling out. They are on the attack though...

  16. Post update

    Sunderland 0-1 Tottenham

    If anyone is going to score again,it looks like being Tottenham. Nacer Chadli twists and turns before blazing over again.

  17. Post update

    Sunderland 0-1 Tottenham

    Nacer Chadli blasts horribly over the bar for Spurs.

  18. Post update

    Sunderland 0-1 Tottenham

    The hosts are struggling to get hold of the ball as we enter five minutes of injury time.

  19. Post update

    Sunderland 0-1 Tottenham

    Can Sunderland create one more chance?

    Jermain Defoe
  20. Get Involved

    Sunderland 0-1 Tottenham

    Matias Ibo:  Will Spurs continue the trademark of conceding last minute goal?

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  21. As it stands

    Sunderland 0-1 Tottenham

    That looks a bit better for Spurs fans - you're up to 12th if things stay as they are.

    Table
  22. Get Involved

    Sunderland 0-1 Tottenham

    Akhil Sakaria:  Mason has been our best player this season by a clear mile. Showing shades of Luka Modric (shades)  

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  23. Post update

    Sunderland 0-1 Tottenham

    Ryan Mason's goal was his last action of the match as he is carried off after getting a blow to the knee from Pantillimon. A 15-pass move could be the winning goal though.(see below)

    Erik Lamela should make it 2-0 but he heads wide.

    Goal
  24. HITS THE WOODWORK

    Sunderland 0-1 Tottenham

    We have a game on at last. Jack Rodwell is inches away from an equaliser as he strikes the ball against the bar from 16 yards.

    Jack Rodwell hits the crossbar
  25. Post update

    Sunderland 0-1 Tottenham

    Steve Harper

    BBC Radio 5 live at the Stadium of Light

    "There has been a real lack of quality in the final third from both teams today and the one real piece of quality gets the goal. 

    "Ryan Mason showed intelligence to run into the gap and kept his composure to chip the goalkeeper."

    Ryan Mason celebrates
  26. GOAL - Sunderland 0-1 Tottenham

    Ryan Mason

    And happen it does. Brilliant by Ryan Mason.

    The midfielder drives through Sunderland's midfield and combines with Erik Lamela to scythe through the defence and prod the ball past the onrushing goalkeeper Costel Pantillimon. A rare moment of quality and it could be enough for Tottenham's first win.

    Ryan Mason scores for Spurs
  27. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham

    Another shot on target for Tottenham but Ryan Mason's low effort from the edge of the penalty area was never going to be strong enough to beat Costel Pantillimon. It wasn't.

    Ola Toivonen is replaced by Jack Rodwell in midfield for Sunderland. Ten minutes left for something to happen.

  28. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham

    A real lack of creativity going on here. First Jeremain Lens kicks the ball aimlessly into a Tottenham defender at one end and then Nacer Chadli replicates at the other.

  29. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham

    Nacer Chadli goes close for Spurs as he slaloms his way into a shooting chance. His shot is deflected wide for a corner and, from the resulting kick, Eric Dier heads at goalkeeper Costel Pantillimon. Tottenham's first attempt on target.

  30. Get Involved

    Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham

    Jon, Eastleigh:Starting to wonder if there's any plan in place by Poch for this side. Hopelessly poor here today.

    Karl Toonz: Worried for Spurs, no attacking prowess. Mid-table finish on the cards at this rate.

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    Mauricio Pochettino
  31. SUBSTITUTION

    Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham

    Striker Duncan Watmore - who has got a first class degree in economics and business management this week - and midfielder Lee Cattermole come on for the Black Cats. They replace Jordi Gomez and Fabio Borini in straight swaps.

    A bit of intelligence to win the game by Watmore?

  32. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham

    Andros Townsend looks like he could be a danger man for Spurs in these last 20 minutes. He is beating Patrick van Aanholt at will on the right - who is now signalling he could have a hamstring injury.

  33. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham

    Steve Harper

    BBC Radio 5 live at the Stadium of Light

    "The decisions in the final third have been poor. Both teams are picking the wrong options. 

    "It’s all just a bit static and slow getting  support into  the box, and passes are being set back, crosses are coming in but there’s nobody there – for either side."

    Harry Kane
  34. SUBSTITUTION

    Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham

    Erik Lamela replaces Dele Alli in midfield for Tottenham.

  35. Get Involved

    Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham

    Son of Tony: Spurs doing their best to make previously thought of relegation as certainties, Sunderland, look a half decent side!

    Abdallah: Can this game get started, where are the goalscorers? Sunderland come on do some damage.

    Kritt Normsaskul: This game has a Jermain Defoe winner about it.  

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    An injured Fabio Borini
  36. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham

    Andros Townsend beats Patrick van Aanholt as though he isn't there with a step over on the right. His cross looks to be heading towards Dele Alli at the far post but Sunderland clear.

    The next attack creates a golden chance for Harry Kane as Ryan Mason's cross drops invitingly 10 yards out but he mis-kicks his swinging volley and the ball slices wide. A chance for Kane to break his league duck.

  37. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham

    Jermain Defoe's deft touch sends Jeremain Lens racing into Tottenham's half. He is one on one for a minute but Spurs recover and the chance is gone. Down a blind alley comes to mind.

  38. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham

    Billy Jones's deflected shot from 20 yards causes all sorts of problems inside the Tottenham box. Fabio Borini and Ola Toivonen both go for the loose ball but goalkeeper Hugo Lloris just about gets there first.

    Ola Toivonen
  39. SUBSTITUTION

    Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham

    Great stuff from Dele Alli as he beats his man on the left before sending a low cross across the face of goal. None of his teammates react and the chance is gone.

    Son Heung-min is replaced by Andros Townsend, who is making his first appearance of the season. He will play in the three just behind Harry Kane. 

  40. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham

    Son Heung-min delivers, Nacer Chadli swings at thin air and the ball is cleared.

    A Spurs corner
  41. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham

    Tottenham are yet to have a shot on target... they have a corner though. 

  42. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham

    And there it almost is. Jermain Defoe plays a through ball to Jeremain Lens. He cuts inside and hits a daisy cutter at a diving Hugo Lloris. Comfortable save.

  43. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham

    If the first half was a tad disappointing, this is worse so far. Neither keeper has been tested this half at all. The best is yet to come...

  44. Get Involved

    Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham

    Rory: Looks like Spurs are treating this as a pre-season game while somehow making the Sunderland centre-backs look world class.

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    Harry Kane goes for the header with John O'Shea
  45. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham

    Fabio Borini is writhing in agony after a challenge from Ryan Mason. No foul is given but, despite getting the ball, the Tottenham man does plant his studs into the striker's foot in his follow through. He will be OK,

    Sunderland fans not happy.

  46. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham

    The defender need not have worried as Son Heung-min's delivery fails to beat Sunderland's first man and is easily cleared. 

    Sunderland clear a corner
  47. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham

    Half a chance for Tottenham as Nacer Chadli feeds Son Heung-min on the edge of the penalty area. He opts to pass the ball on though to Ryan Mason and he is crowded out.

    Spurs corner though, a decision Younes Kaboul does not agree with...

  48. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham

    There is a lot of falling over going on at the moment. Little else as both teams struggle to get their game going this half.

  49. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham

    Don't forget neither of these sides have won a match in the Premier League so far this season. It is easy to see why so far...

  50. KICK-OFF

    Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham

    Game back under way...

    Dick Advocaat
    Mauricio Pochettino
  51. Post update

    HT: Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham

    Here come the teams. Who is going to take this by the scruff of the neck? If anyone.

  52. Get Involved

    Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham

    David Goodman:  Why so down on the game? Streaks ahead of last night's 'big' game for entertainment.   

    Maybe so David, but that first half between Manchester United and Liverpool really set the bar low.

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  53. As it stands

    HT: Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham

    Tottenham, Chelsea, Stoke and Newcastle in the bottom six after five games. What is going on with the world?

    Still time for Spurs and Sunderland to lift themselves up a few places in the second half.

    Table
  54. Post update

    HT: Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham

    Steve Harper

    BBC Radio 5 live at the Stadium of Light

    "Tottenham need to step up the tempo. They’ve had lots of possession but are missing that final pass, there's no real intensity to their play. 

    "It's been a lively game without much real quality. Sunderland have been looking to get Jermain Defoe in but if Spurs can step it up I can see them winning this."

  55. Post update

    HT: Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham

    Tottenham may have had most of the ball but it is Sunderland with the most shots, eight compared to Spurs' five, and with two shots on target while the visitors haven't had any,

    sPURS
  56. HALF TIME

    Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham

    They come to nothing in a tame first half.

    Jermaine Defoe
    Son Heung Min
  57. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham

    A flurry of Sunderland corners....

    Fabio Borini
  58. CLOSE!

    Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham

    A big chance for the visitors. Nacer Chadli is free on the right of the penalty area, he squares to Son Heung-min but, just yards out, he misses his kick and the chance is gone.

    At the other end Jeremain Lens twists and turns but is tackled just as he is about to shoot. Into two minutes of injury time.

  59. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham

    You get the feeling, Tottenham would like Harry Kane to have a few more touches inside Sunderland's penalty area. Just one so far...

    Spurs
  60. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham

    Billy Jones is booked for a tug on Nacer Chadli. Free-kick for the visitors but Son Heung-min's delivery is poor. 

  61. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham

    Jermain Defoe again bursts through the Spurs defence. He spins Toby Alderweireld as though he isn't there, has his shirt tugged, and shoots at goalkeeper Hugo Lloris. The officials would have had a decision to make if he had gone down there inside the penalty area.

  62. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham

    Some more nice approach play for Spurs as Son Heung-min feeds Nacer Chadli on the edge of the penalty area. Again though, the cross is blocked as another Spurs moves breaks down. The Londoners love passing the ball around but their final product - at the moment - is dire. 

    Son Heung Min
  63. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham

    Jermain Defoe is looking lively for the hosts. This time he races into the penalty area, opts to square to strike partner Ola Toivonen but Spurs just about scramble the ball back to goalkeeper Hugo Lloris. Could Defoe have shot? Yes.

  64. Get Involved

    Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham

    Ronaldo Burgundy: Shocking miss by Defoe. Why do commentators persist in saying 'unlucky' when somebody hits the post. He missed. End of story.  

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    Jermain Defoe
  65. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham

    So just where is South Korean striker/winger/attacking midfielder Son Heung-min playing for Spurs today? 

    Erm, just about everywhere - he's even had a touch at right-back.

    Son
  66. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham

    Nacer Chadli's pass finds Harry Kane on the right of Sunderland's penalty area. The England striker shoots from an acute angle and it is deflected wide for a corner. The resulting delivery is cleared.

  67. FULL-TIME

    Fulham 2-1 Blackburn

    It is over in the Championship where Fulham have just about held on for victory at Craven Cottage. Blackburn still looking for their first win of the season.

  68. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham

    The heat map for both teams below (Sunderland left), shows they have struggled to offer too much as an attacking threat. Defoe's effort is the closest we have come to an opener by far. Plenty of speculative shots from distance but not much action inside either area. Yet.

    Heat map
  69. HITS THE WOODWORK

    Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham

    So close to an opener for the hosts. Jermain Defoe is allowed to race through on goal but, with just Hugo Lloris to beat, he strikes the ball against the post. Should score and he knows it. Jeremain Lens' through ball was an absolute beauty though.

    Jermain Defoe
  70. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham

    Plenty of industry so far but not a lot of ability. Jeremain Lens looks to change that, he cuts inside, but shoots wide for the hosts.

    Jeremain Lens
  71. Get Involved

    Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham

    Anthony Gleeson:  Just to inform Spurs fans that Son is not a striker, he played behind the strikers at Leverkusen

    Richard Podway:  Poch plays with a lone striker so do people expect Son to replace Kane? Son can play up front, but is better behind or wide.  

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  72. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham

    Both sides using their flanks as an attacking force so far...

    Possession
  73. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham

    Some worrying news for Sunderland fans. Eight of the 10 goals the Black Cats have conceded in the Premier this season have come in the first half - hold firm and you are on easy street then...

    Billy Jones tackles Ben Davies
  74. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham

    Another massive cheer from the Sunderland fans as Younes Kaboul's wing play - yes, you read that right - earns a corner. Can they?

    No, a very, very deep corner is easily cleared.

  75. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham

    At the other end, Harry Kane wanders into a shooting opportunity but blasts over the bar from outside the penalty area. End-to-end stuff.

    And a booking for Tottenham's Jan Vertonghen after a naughty challenge on Jeremain Lens.

  76. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham

    A saving tackle from Billy Jones on Ben Davies as he looks to race through. Corner for Spurs but Sunderland again hold firm.

    On the break, Jermain Defoe hits a dipper from 25 yards but easy enough for goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.

    Hugo Lloris
  77. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham

    Steve Harper

    BBC Radio 5 live at the Stadium of Light

    "It’s been a bold start from Sunderland and that’s a reflection of the manager’s selection – a 4-4-2 with the new signing Ola Toivonen up front alongside Jermain Defoe playing against his former club. There was a half-hearted shout for a penalty for Spurs but it was more a coming together and they’ve just taken the sting out of the game slightly, with Sunderland coming into it."

    Stadium of Light
  78. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham

    Some respite for Spurs as Son Heung-min stands over a free-kick some 40 yards out. He whips the ball in invitingly but Sunderland stand firm and head clear. Nice delivery but shouldn't a £22m striker be inside the penalty area?

  79. Get Involved

    Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham

    Paul Collins: Pay £22m  for a striker you badly need only to play him on the wide right of three behind the striker. Spurs are stupid.

    Paul Murphy: Our bench looks weak. All well and good offloading the dead wood but you need squad depth.  

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    Son Heung Min
  80. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham

    Fabio Borini is inches from getting on the end of a dinked ball inside the penalty area. Sunderland fans get to their feet to roar their approval. Spurs look decidedly nervy.

  81. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham

    Jermain Defoe gets his first sight on goal but it is speculative to say the least. The ball is at his feet 20 yards out but there are too many Spurs players in the way and his shot is blocked.

  82. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham

    The early signs are that Jermain Defoe will be playing as the central striker for Sunderland. He will enjoy that...

  83. Post update

  84. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham

    A lively start from both teams. Sunderland fans appear up for this and their side are looking to respond. An early goal and the roof would lift off this place - metaphorically of course.

    Billy Jones jumps for the ball with Nacer Chadli
  85. PENALTY APPEAL

    Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham

    Kyle Walker goes down under Patrick van Aanholt's clumsy-looking challenge. Play is waved on, but that could easily have been given. Spurs will feel a little hard done by.

  86. GOAL - Fulham 2-1 Blackburn

    Jordan Rhodes

    Game on at Fulham where Jordan Rhodes has pulled a goal back for Blackburn from the penalty spot, after being bundled over in the area.

    You can follow a dedicated live text of that one here.

  87. LINE-UPS

    Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham

    Sunderland
    Tottenham
  88. KICK-OFF

    Sunderland 0-0 Tottenham

    Game on.

    A flag at the Stadium of Light
  89. Post update

    Sunderland v Tottenham (13:30 BST)

    So can a big-money striker make a difference for either team today? Fabio Borini makes his second Sunderland debut after sealing his return from Liverpool for £10m, while Spurs give a debut to Son Heung-min, after his £22m arrival. The fans expect.

  90. Get Involved

    Sunderland v Tottenham (13:30 BST)

    Alan, Somerset: Surely everyone north of Watford is hoping for Sunderland and Newcastle to win today and tomorrow. Chelsea and Spurs in bottom three. Hilarious. 

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  91. Post update

    Sunderland v Tottenham (13:30 BST)

    The teams are in the tunnel, Prokofiev's Dance of the Knights is being played over the tannoy, the crowd erupt. Here we go.

  92. Coming up on BBC radio

    BBC Radio 5 Live

    BBC Radio 5 live begins its coverage of Sunday’s football programme with updates from the Stadium of Light, where Sunderland take on Tottenham in a 13:30 BST kick-off.

    That will be followed by full match commentary of the 16:00 start between Leicester and Aston Villa.

    And later this evening you can have your say on all the big football stories on 606 with Ian Wright and Kelly Cates from 18:06.

  93. Get Involved

    Sunderland v Tottenham (13:30 BST)

    Gavon, Birmingham:  Really happy with the Spurs line up. Throw Eriksen and Pritchard into the mix too and we look like a young dynamic attacking unit.  

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  94. Stat attack

    Sunderland v Tottenham (13:30 BST)

    Has the international break done Spurs striker Harry Kane some good? You would imagine so after scoring two in two for England, despite a Premier League duck so far. A few Kane stats for you

    • He has scored two goals from 28 shots in his last 12 Premier League appearances. In his previous 12 league games, he scored 14 goals from 33 shots.
    • He has failed to score with any of his 13 shots for Spurs this season (including blocked efforts).
    • His goal for England against San Marino was his first since 24 May - a run of eight games (including four England Under-21 matches).
    • He scored an own goal in the corresponding fixture last season, when the sides drew 2-2 at the Stadium of Light.
  95. Smoke on the Roker (Stadium of Light)

  96. Get Involved

    Sunderland v Tottenham (13:30 BST)

    Kritt Normsaskul:  Really looking forward to seeing how Son Heung-min does in the Premier League. Was top class in the Bundesliga.

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  97. Jermain man

    Sunderland v Tottenham (13:30 BST)

    Jermain Defoe... Where have you heard that name before Spurs fans?

    Of course, the now Sunderland striker played more than 250 times for Tottenham in two spells, scoring 142 goals.

    He is Spurs' fifth highest all-time goalscorer. Looks like he will be playing on the flank today though for the Black Cats.

  98. Post update

    Sunderland v Tottenham (13:30 BST)

  99. Post update

    Sunderland v Tottenham (13:30 BST)

    Doesn't look great does it Spurs and Sunderland fans? That could all change with a win though.

    Table
  100. Nerves at the Stadium of Light

    Sunderland v Tottenham

    Just half an hour away from kick off at the Stadium of Light and there will be a few nervous fans around from both teams.

    No wins from either side this season - both need to change that today. Could be a cracker...

  101. 'We are a good team'

    Arsenal 2-0 Stoke

    MOTD2 Extra

    Quote Message: I will be back next week. The international week affected us more than Arsenal because most of our key players were away. We are a good team. Joe Hart needs that competition and Jack Butland is a fantastic goalkeeper. from Peter Odemwingie Stoke City forward
    Peter OdemwingieStoke City forward
  102. 'Liverpool are leaderless'

    Mark Lawrenson

    Former Liverpool defender on MOTD 2 Extra

    "The worst defeat for Liverpool was West Ham at home before the international break, that was such an inept performance. 

    "But yesterday there was no width, they didn't create too many chances, and everyone was giving the ball away. But the biggest thing for me was that they looked characterless. 

    "There was no reaction after they went behind. They are leaderless. Jordan Henderson is back soon but there is nobody like Jamie Carragher, no Steven Gerrard. The players are all looking out for themselves."

  103. The strikers' union

    Stoke forward Peter Crouch is something of a connoisseur when it comes to bicycle kicks. 

    He clearly enjoyed Liverpool striker Christian Benteke's effort at Old Trafford yesterday.

    View more on twitter
    Christian Benteke

    Fair to say, it wasn't too bad.

  104. Liverpool's lack of service

    Man Utd 3-1 Liverpool

    MOTD2 Extra

    Quote Message: Benteke needs the service. When Liverpool brought on Jordan Ibe things changed. Before that he had to come too deep to get the ball. from Peter Odemwingie Stoke City forward
    Peter OdemwingieStoke City forward
  105. HALF-TIME

    Fulham 2-0 Blackburn

    Goals from Ross McCormack and Moussa Dembele have given the Cottagers the half-time lead. Blackburn have had a few chances, but been denied by the brilliance of keeper Andy Lonergan.

    Follow the live text coverage here.

    Ross McCormack
  106. Your memorable debuts

    #getinspired

    Following Anthony Martial's splendid Manchester United debut yesterday, we want you to let us know about  a memorable debut you've had for your amateur team.

    Matt Lucker:  Five minutes into my debut for my school basketball team, I jumped for the ball and accidentally headbutted the ref, he broke his cheekbone and the game was cancelled...

    Tweet us using the hashtag  #getinspired  on Twitter or you can text in on 81111 from UK mobiles. Don't forget to let us know who you are.

    Get Inspired is a BBC initiative aimed at increasing participation in sport and you can find out all about it  over here.

  107. A star is born

    Man Utd 3-1 Liverpool

    MOTD2 Extra

    Quote Message: Martial's goal did remind you of Thierry Henry. from Peter Odemwingie Stoke City forward
    Peter OdemwingieStoke City forward
    Anthony Martial
  108. Are we overreacting over Martial?

    Mark Lawrenson

    Former Liverpool defender on MOTD 2 Extra

    "Anthony Martial has obviously got something, but the big thing for me was Manchester United starting with one up front at home - and that man was Marouane Fellaini. That says more about where they are.

    "It's not sour grapes, United deserved to beat Liverpool - their first half was putrid - but Martial is still unproven and they've played an awful lot of money for him.

    "We're all going extremely early aren't we? We do have a tendency to overreact. Where is Federico Macheda now?"

    Here he is Lawro, plying his trade in the Championship for Cardiff...

    Federico Macheda
  109. The Berahino situation

    Mark Lawrenson

    Former Liverpool defender on MOTD 2 Extra

    "I don’t understand why West Brom didn't deal with the Saido Berahino situation in the same way Manchester United dealt with David De Gea.

    "If you give Berahino an improved new contract and say, by the way there’s the release clause, he will be playing, he will be scoring and the thing will go away."

  110. It's not Berahino v West Brom

    West Brom 0-0 Southampton

    MOTD2 Extra

    Quote Message: There is a difference between playing for Jeremy Peace and playing for West Brom. The chairman comes and goes, the fans stay. It is not Berahino against West Brom, like it wasn't Peter Odemwingie against West Brom. I felt, at the time, I could not go any further with them. from Peter Odemwingie Stoke City forward
    Peter OdemwingieStoke City forward

    Odemwingie was talking about Saido Berahino handing in a transfer request at West Brom towards the end of the window, similar to what he did during his time at the club.

  111. Does Adebayor like football?

    Sunderland v Tottenham (13:30 BST)

    Mark Lawrenson

    Former Liverpool defender on MOTD 2 Extra

    "I didn't even realise Emmanuel Adebayor was still at Tottenham. I always got the impression you got the best out of him when his contract is up for renewal. But once he's comfortable, I don't know, but I don't think he's in love with the game at all."

    Adebayor has been released from his contract at Spurs.

  112. LINE-UPS

    Sunderland v Tottenham (13:30 BST

    Forward Fabio Borini starts for Sunderland after rejoining the club from Liverpool. Jordi Gomez and Ola Toivonen also start, while Lee Cattermole is dropped from the XI.

    Sunderland: Pantilimon, Jones, Kaboul, O'Shea, Van Aanholt, M'Vila, Toivonen, Gomez, Lens, Borini, Defoe. Subs: Cattermole, Larsson, Rodwell, Graham, Coates, Mannone, Watmore.

    Sunderland

    Tottenham's new signing Son Heung-min makes his debut having been named in the starting XI. There are three changes in total with Son, Ben Davies and Dele Alli in for Danny Rose, Nabil Bentaleb and Mousa Dembele.

    Tottenham: Lloris, Walker, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Davies, Dier, Mason, Son, Alli, Chadli, Kane. Subs: Lamela, Vorm, Trippier, Townsend, Carroll, Winks, Rose.   

    Tottenham
  113. 'What a waste'

    Sunderland v Tottenham (13;30 BST)

    MOTD2 Extra

    Quote Message: Why would you play someone like Defoe on the wing? He is wasted. One chance and he scores. from Peter Odemwingie Stoke City forward
    Peter OdemwingieStoke City forward

    Jermain Defoe will start on the left of a front three today...

  114. GOAL - Fulham 2-0 Blackburn

    Moussa Dembele (30 mins)

    Teenager  Moussa Dembele smashes in the west London club's second. Jason Steele made two saves from Ryan Tunnicliffe and Tom Cairney, before Dembele pounced.

    You can follow minute-by-minute updates from that game here.

  115. 'No-one can catch City'

    Mark Lawrenson

    Former Liverpool defender on MOTD 2 Extra

    "There is no part of the Chelsea team that's working. Everyone says it's so difficult to win the league two seasons in a row but of all the teams this could happen to, I'm surprised it's happening to Chelsea.

    "Jose Mourinho will motivate them and they will improve, there's no doubt, but they're not going to be good enough to catch Manchester City. City are so good that I can't see anybody catching them."

  116. Chelsea are 'vulnerable'

    Everton 3-1 Chelsea

    MOTD2 Extra

    Quote Message: There is always a problem when you change your back four often. It is probably the time you could wish to score against a big club. This year they look vulnerable. from Peter Odemwingie Stoke City forward
    Peter OdemwingieStoke City forward
  117. Predict today's results

    Predictor graphic

    Predicting Premier League results - it gets harder by the week. 

    Surely no-one had Chelsea down to lose three of their opening five matches?

    You can test your skills in our Premier League Predictor game and have your say on what today's results will be. You'll even get a video message at the end of the gameweek from a Match of the Day pundit assessing your performance.

  118. Get Involved

    Rian Hoskins:  Mourinho is afraid to drop certain players like Ivanovic and Costa for fear of what will occur but now he must take more risks.

    Tweet us using the hashtag  #bbcfootball  on Twitter or you can text in on 81111 from UK mobiles. Don't forget to let us know who you are.

  119. 'Chelsea easy to beat'

    Everton 3-1 Chelsea

    Mark Lawrenson

    Former Liverpool defender on MOTD 2 Extra

    "There is nobody at Chelsea playing at anything like the level they were at last season. They've never been so easy to beat as they are now. They can't win the league, because Manchester City are a completely different animal this year as well. 

    "I tell you what though, there will be a lot of other managers out there thinking: ‘Welcome to my world, Jose.’”

  120. 'The Special One'

    Everton 3-1 Chelsea

    MOTD2 Extra

    Quote Message: Jose is unhappy with a few of his players. First thing you think about with Chelsea is the success of Eden Hazard and we are not seeing that at the moment. It is still early and there is a reason why Jose is called the Special One. There is always a plan B. from Peter Odemwingie Stoke City forward
    Peter OdemwingieStoke City forward
  121. Post update

    Everton 3-1 Chelsea

  122. Has Jose Mourinho blown the title already?

    No doubt they will talk about it on Match of the Day 2 Extra, but our very own chief football writer Phil McNulty has looked at whether 'struggling' Chelsea have blown their title chances.

    Read his thoughts here.

  123. Match of the Day 2 Extra

    It's on this website, BBC Two and Radio 5 live right now.

  124. Post update

    Sunderland v Tottenham (13:30 BST)

  125. Sunderland v Tottenham

    13:30 BST

    Team news is coming up in about 20 minutes from now. I don't think Emmanuel Adebayor will feature for Spurs.

  126. Coming up on BBC TV

    This is your five-minute warning - Match of the Day 2 Extra  is about to get under way over on BBC Two. 

    Alternatively you can listen on BBC Radio 5 live, or watch using the Live Coverage tab at the top of this page. 

    View more on twitter
  127. GOAL - Fulham 1-0 Blackburn

    Ross McCormack (4 mins)

    That didn't take long eh, Fulham fans? 

    Moussa Dembele, the 19-year-old edition, surges into the area and takes two defenders with him. The defenders watch the man rather than the ball which is pulled back into the path of Ross McCormack, who slots in.

    Scottish striker McCormack could not have timed that better - Scotland manager Gordon Stracham is in attendance.

    Full live text commentary here.

  128. Your memorable debuts

    #getinspired

    Following Anthony Martial's splendid Manchester United debut yesterday, we want you to let us know about  a memorable debut you've had for your amateur team.

    Bevan:  One lad made his debut for school, came on 10mins from the end, did a foul throw, scored an own goal, and got sent off for a punch.

    Jamie Hyland: Left-peg rocket from 20 yards in off the underside on a cold rainy night in Chartham.

    Tweet us using the hashtag  #getinspired  on Twitter or you can text in on 81111 from UK mobiles. Don't forget to let us know who you are.

    Get Inspired is a BBC initiative aimed at increasing participation in sport and you can find out all about it  over here.

  129. Ade says goodbye

    Adebayor

    In case you missed it earlier, Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor is off. He's been released from his contract by mutual agreement.

    And the 31-year-old Togo international had this message for the fans:

  130. Who is Kelechi Iheanacho?

    Crystal Palace 0-1 Manchester City

    Kelechi Iheanacho

    So on to City's late, late win which they owe to the alert Kelechi Iheanacho.

    He's 18, Nigerian and a lot cheaper than Anthony Martial.

    City signed him in 2014, from Taye Academy in Nigeria and he looked good in the club's recent tours.

    Manager Manuel Pellegrini gave him his second league outing and he scored the winner within a minute or two of coming on at Crystal Palace.

    More importantly for City fans, they lead the league by five points.

    Read Andy Cryer's report

  131. Post update

    Manchester United 3-1 Liverpool

  132. Coming up on BBC TV

    MOTD2 Extra

    Join Match of the Day 2 Extra for a look back to Saturday’s action plus a preview of today’s games on BBC Two, BBC Radio 5 live and online from 12:15 BST.

    Stoke forward Peter Odemwingie and former Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson are in the studio today.

    And of course later there’ll be Match of the Day 2 itself – today it’s on at 22:30 on BBC One, but from 23:25 for viewers in Scotland.

  133. Fulham v Blackburn (12:00 BST)

    There is early action in the posh part of London today as Fulham host Blackburn Rovers in the Championship. We'll keep you updated with that one but you can follow minute-by-minute coverage in our dedicated live text.

  134. Reds feel force of Martial law

    Manchester United 3-1 Liverpool

    Anthony Martial

    So on to Saturday's late game between Manchester United and Liverpool, which I can imagine is how Mayweather v Pacquiao II would turn out.

    Big build-up, rather dull contest, lit up by a couple of standout moments.

    Those 'moments' at Old Trafford were provided by United's expensive 19-year-old Anthony Martial, who slalomed his way past a couple of defenders before scoring on his debut, and Liverpool's expensive Belgian Christian Benteke who scored with an incredible overhead volley.

    That aside it was 3-1 to United, who are second in the table.

    Read Phil McNulty's report

  135. Karl Robinson interview

    Sunday is a great day to kick back and read something meaty and satisfying.

    So check out Ben Dirs' interview with MK Dons manager Karl Robinson.

    Quote Message: Every day of my life I'm motivated by that fear of the sack from Karl Robinson
    Karl Robinson

    I feel the same Karl, I feel the same.

  136. Your memorable debuts

    #getinspired

    Following Anthony Martial's splendid Manchester United debut yesterday, we want you to let us know about  a memorable debut you've had for your amateur team.

    Antony Norman:  Was playing for the Royal Oak, scored a cracking header from a corner, to make it 3-2, went to stand up to celebrate and twisted my ankle, had to be taken off. Never will I forget it.  

    Tweet us using the hashtag  #getinspired  on Twitter or you can text in on 81111 from UK mobiles. Don't forget to let us know who you are.

    Get Inspired is a BBC initiative aimed at increasing participation in sport and you can find out all about it  over here.

  137. Cech sets record straight

    Cech and James

    Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech is closing in on David James's Premier League record 170 clean sheets. 

    In fact some people seem to have suggested he'd broken it already, after Arsenal beat Stoke 2-0 yesterday. 

    Not so, the big man says.

    And just for info, James made 572 Premier League appearances, while Cech has 338...

  138. Watford get first win

    Watford 1-0 Swansea

    Odion Ighalo

    When Troy Deeney isn't hitting the target, it's good to know that Watford have another player to take on the responsibility... Odion Ighalo.

    The two combined brilliantly to hand the Hornets their first win of the season - the Nigerian's goal was also the first at home in the league this season.

    A good Saturday for manager Quique Sanchez Flores, whose manicured beard was also looking rather resplendent.

    Read my report here.

  139. Meanwhile, back at Old Trafford

    No LVG or Anthony Martial at Old Trafford, but plenty of Ben Stokes and Mitchell Starc.

    It's the latest match in the ODI series between England and Australia. The series is level at 2-2.

    Live text coverage is a click away.

  140. Great North fun

    There will be a few great north runs later when Sunderland host Tottenham at 13:30 BST, but feel free to double window/screen right now because the actual Great North Run is taking place. No fog on the Tyne, it's very sunny in fact.

    Read the live text and watch Mo Farah bid to retain his title.

  141. Norwich up to eighth

    Norwich 3-1 Bournemouth

    Eddie Howe

    Delia was delighted. The Canaries fans were tweeting [in the old sense] - what a great day for Alex Neil and his side.

    The catalyst for much that was good was midfielder Wes Hoolahan, who scored the second.

    This is what reporter Emlyn Begley wrote:

    "The Republic of Ireland attacking midfielder linked up with Cameron Jerome well throughout, setting up the striker to hit the side netting with a clever through ball.

    "And then moments later, holding his shin pad in his hand for reasons unknown, he beat Cook with some brilliant skill before finding Jerome to scramble home."

     Maybe the 'shin pad' routine was learnt on the training ground? 

    As for Cherries boss Eddie Howe (pictured):

    "Maybe there was a bit of a lack of confidence after going behind, but we ended up chasing the game and making some bad decisions. That cost us."  

    His side are 15th.

    Read Emlyn's report

  142. Your memorable debuts

    #getinspired

    Following Anthony Martial's splendid Manchester United debut yesterday, we want you to let us know about  a memorable debut you've had for your amateur team.

    Luke, Bournemouth:   When I was nine I played my first game for the under 11s. Two years below everyone else. I was tiny and the opposing team all laughed when I came on. I scored a hat-trick in eight minutes. They weren't laughing at the end.   

    Jack, Devon:  Turned up five mins before kick-off they needed a 'keeper for a cup game. Broke my nose in 90 mins to take it to extra time. I carried on, saved the first two penalties and then stood up and scored our last penalty to win.    

    Tweet us using the hashtag  #getinspired  on Twitter, post on the MOTD Facebook page or you can text in on 81111 from UK mobiles. Don't forget to let us know who you are.

    Get Inspired is a BBC initiative aimed at increasing participation in sport and you can find out all about it  over here.

  143. Berahino appears in stalemate

    West Brom 0-0 Southampton

    Saido Berahino

    Just over a week after tweeting he would not play for chairman Jeremy Peace, Saido Berahino played for West Brom. 

    Maybe he should tweet, "What I meant was..."

    Anyway, the England striker, who wanted to move to Tottenham in the last window, came on in the second half of this rather dull affair, and was booed by some of the Hawthorns crowd. Expected.

    Read Alistair Magowan's report.

  144. Post update

    Everton 3-1 Chelsea

  145. Naismith treble stuns Blues

    Everton 3-1 Chelsea

    Steven Naismith

    If Sunderland beat Spurs today and Newcastle defeat West Ham on Monday then Chelsea will be in the bottom three. Bottom three after five games!

    The defence again looked laboured at Goodison Park, while John Stones [of linked with a move to Chelsea fame] swept away any attacking threat that came his way.

    Didn't another protest plane fly past Goodison again? That's two planes and two wins.

    Read Mandeep Sanghera's report.

    Table
  146. Your memorable debuts

    #getinspired

    Following Anthony Martial's splendid Manchester United debut yesterday, we want you to let us know about  a memorable debut you've had for your amateur team.

    Joe Creaser:  On my Under-15s debut I scored a hat-trick and missed two open goals before almost two-footing my manager. Mixed first impression!

    Tweet us using  #getinspired  on Twitter or you can text in on 81111 from UK mobiles. Don't forget to let us know who you are.

    Get Inspired is a BBC initiative aimed at increasing participation in sport and you can find out all about it over here.

  147. Post update

    Arsenal 2-0 Stoke

  148. Walcott helps Gunners move into third

    Arsenal 2-0 Stoke

    Theo Walcott

    There was debate on Match of the Day on Saturday (UK viewers) about whether Theo Walcott should play up front for the Gunners.

    He scored a lovely goal but fluffed up another chance. What do you lot reckon?

    Whatever the answer, Arsene Wenger's side have managed to do the thing where they get constantly criticised but still end up in the top four. They are currently third.

    Read Gary Rose's report.

  149. Two bits of football news

    And David Dunn, 35, who joined League One Oldham on a one-year deal in July has been named the club's interim boss following the sacking of Darren Kelly.

  150. Sunday's back pages

    The Daily Star Sunday went to town as you can see: 

    'Martial Awe [Law] as Gaulden [Gaul as in he's from France. Yeah?] Wonder [crisps] KOs Kop [alliteration]'

    Followed by Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal after a new deal. The Dutchman is supposed to quit in 2017.

  151. Sunday's back pages

    Daily Mail backpage

    The Mail have gone with something similar to the Independent - taking out the 's', while the Sunday Express also went with Martial Arts. C'mon creative subs??

  152. Sunday's back pages

    Do you remember Blankety Blank's Super Match game?

    Those who don't. You'd have a word like... 'Martial' then have to find another word most commonly associated with it.

    The Independent went with 'Arts' to highlight £38m teenager Anthony Martial's lovely weave and strike for Manchester United on his debut in the 3-1 win over Liverpool.

  153. Sunday's back pages

    Time to look at some of the back pages...

  154. Sunday's gossip column

    Have you read it yet? If not, why?

    Here are some snippets:

    • The odds on Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho leaving the club before the end of the year have been shortened following his side's loss to Everton on Saturday. (Evening Standard) 
    • Former Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard, 35, says he felt insulted by then-England caretaker manager Stuart Pearce when he was told he was being replaced as captain by Scott Parker in a toilet before a training session. (Mail on Sunday) 
    • Ex-Liverpool captains Graeme Souness and Jamie Carragher have criticised Reds boss Brendan Rodgers' tactics and selection after his side's 3-1 defeat by Manchester United. (Sky Sports) 

    For more goss click here.

  155. #getinspired

    Your memorable debut

    Young Anthony Martial will feature a handful of times in this early part of our live football text commentary.

    Following his splendid debut, we want you to let us know about  a memorable debut you've had for your amateur team.

    • Did you score a hat-trick?
    • Make a great penalty save?
    • Smash in an overhead?
    • Grab a last-minute winner?

    Use the hashtag #getinspired or text in on 81111

  156. Saturday symphony

    Christian Benteke

    There was plenty of pomp and circumstance in the Premier League yesterday.

    • Seven matches and 16 goals.
    • A virtuoso attacking display by Steven Naismith v Everton
    • Superb solos by Anthony "possibly worth about £60m in the future" Martial, and Christian Benteke
    • And... a win for Watford.

    We will look back at yesterday's action and look ahead to the two Premier League matches today.

    Sit back, shove on Elgar and read this.

  157. Post update

    Welcome to our live page for Sunderland v Tottenham. We'll have text commentary here from 11:30 BST, plus you can follow live MOTD2 Extra and radio coverage via the live coverage tab. You can follow updates from Leicester City v Aston Villa here.