Saturday football: Premier League and Football League

Chelsea beat Fulham to climb to the top of the Premier League after wins for Southampton, Hull, West Brom and Everton.

21 September 2013 Last updated at 19:59

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As it happened

  1. 1957: 

    David Moyes and Manuel Pellegrini will get their first taste of the fire and brimstone of a Manchester derby tomorrow.

    Arsenal will attempt to keep their fine run of form going against Stoke. Tottenham travel to Cardiff while Swansea head the opposite way down the M4 to face Crystal Palace.

    It's a stomach-churner, nerve-jangler of a day and will have it all right here. Hope to see you back here for it.

  2. 1952:  
    MOTD's Steve Bower at Stamford BridgeChelsea 2-0 Fulham

    "It wasn't vintage from Chelsea but Jose Mourinho knew the points were what mattered today, and goals from John Mikel Obi ensured they go top of the league on goal difference."

  3. 1952:  
    MOTD's John Roder at Upton ParkWest Ham 2-3 Everton

    "A brave debut goal from Romelu Lukaku and two exquisite free-kicks from Leighton Baines means Everton remain unbeaten this season."

  4. 1952:  
    MOTD's Alistair Mann at the HawthornsWest Brom 3-0 Sunderland

    "Paulo Di Canio has to try to pick his players up off the floor - there was an angry response by some Sunderland fans here at the Hawthorns."

  5. 1952:  
    MOTD's Conor McNamara at St James' ParkNewcastle 2-3 Hull

    Hull City have shown today that they can mix it with the big boys. Sone Aluko's magical winner has given them all three points at Newcastle for a first away win of the season.

  6. 1951:  
    MOTD's Guy Mowbray at AnfieldLiverpool 0-1 Southampton

    "That has to be the best result yet since Mauricio Pochettino took over at Southampton. It is Southampton's third win in last 30 visits to Anfield and came after an accomplished display from them."

  7. 1950: 

    Right, time for a spin around the grounds and a bit of a recap on the day's Premier League action with the Match of the Day men in the stands.

  8. 1949: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Chelsea 2-0 Fulham

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho: "I want to play Mata and Oscar, but Juan has to work and adapt to a certain style of play because I'm not ready to change Oscar's position. Juan has to learn to play the way I want to play, be more consistent."

  9. 1948: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Chelsea 2-0 Fulham
    Jose Mourinho

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho speaking to Sky Sports: "The result was better than the result against Everton, but I think we played much better against Everton than we did today.

    "After a bad start that everybody kept telling me is the worst start for about a decade, today I go to bed and look at the table nobody is in front of us.

    "I'm in football for a long time and when results are not good I'm not expecting people to speak well about our team.

    "I'm building a different team, the most difficult thing is first to change the philosophy. That takes a little bit of time. We are not playing especially well, the results are not especially good, but the beauty of the Premier League is that everybody loses points so no dramas.

    "The reality is we are there, we have 10 points. I have to say I never worked so hard as I'm doing this season with this group of players."

  10. 1942: 

    Jose Mourinho has come out and said that his team's performance did not please him and restated his support for Oscar in the number 10 role ahead of Juan Mata because of his better work-rate. Full quotes coming up.

  11. 1939: 
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    Crippy Cook: Mike, you've forgotten Everton fullback Tony Hibbert. He's surpassed over 250 games without scoring.

    The stat refers to the longest wait of a player who has then scored. You are right on Hibbert. There are some t-shirts all printed up and waiting in a warehouse somewhere on Merseyside.

  12. 1939: 
    SOCIAL MEDIA

    Have your say on the future of Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio on the BBC Sport Facebook page.

  13. 1933: 
    PLAYER REACTION
    Jon Obi Mikel

    Chelsea midfielder Jon Mikel Obi speaking to Sky Sports: "It was good but I think today's game was all about winning. We've lost two games in a row and the most important thing was to to win. My goal is just a bonus. I am pretty happy, it has been a long time. The guys have been saying you score for the national team and not for Chelsea."

  14. 1930: 

    John Mikel Obi's 185-match wait for his first Premier League goal is the longest ever endured by an outfield player.

  15. 1928: 

    Would Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich settle for a Premier League title ground out in efficient, but not so frilly style? This is a man who has tasted Champions League glory now.

    I think the Portuguese has to not just win it, but win it better. And pretty soon.

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    Tom, Manchester, via text on 81111: Two men being slated all match that better individuals should be playing over them have both scored today. Ironic?

    Ben in Norwich: Mikel has now scored more than Eto'o, Torres & Ba combined!

  17. 1920: 
    FULL-TIME- Chelsea 2-0 Fulham

    A pat on the cheek for Martin Jol and Jose Mourinho is off down the tunnel with all three points to look down the league table on the rest of the 19 teams.

  18. 1917: 
    THREE MINUTES OF INJURY TIME

    Chelsea will go top of the league with a win here. You wouldn't know it from the lukewarm atmosphere in Stamford Bridge though. Chelsea have smothered the life out of Fulham rather than tearing them limb from limb. Three minutes of injury-time.

  19. 1916: 
    Chelsea 2-0 Fulham

    Kevin de Bruyne, on as a substitute, almost slips in Fernando Torres with a neat ball down the side. The Spaniard has made his run a little too early though and the offside flag is raised.

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    Allan Mugane: Obi Mikel scores? I truly have seen it all now..

    Will Greenslade CFC: Jon Obi Mikel, he scores when he wants.

    Richard Harmer: If I had placed a 10 quid bet on Mikel scoring, I could probably have got enough to pay my student loan off.

  21. 1914: 
    FINAL FIVE MINUTES- Chelsea 2-0 Fulham

    We are into the last five minutes of normal time at Stamford Bridge.

  22. 1911: 
    GOAL- Chelsea 2-0 Fulham - John Mikel Obi (84 mins)

    Chelsea finally make the game safe with John Mikel Obi's first goal in 185 Premier League games for the club. The Nigerian hooks home a bouncing ball after John Terry climbs highest to nod down at the far post.

  23. 1910: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Chelsea 1-0 Fulham

    Oscar finally lands one of umpteen corners on the six-yard box money, but a great save from David Stockdale denies Fernando Torres' flicked header.

  24. 1908: 
    PLAYER REACTION- Newcastle 2-3 Hull

    Hull's Sone Aluko on Twitter: Great win for us today. 1st away win. Boys are buzzing on the bus back. Continued positive start to the season! Obviously very happy to score 1st Premiership winning goal! Happy big sis @EniAlu scored for England today too in their win! Proud of u sis!

  25. 1908: 
    TEN MINUTES TO GO- Chelsea 1-0 Fulham

    Fulham have taken a point in all but one of the last five derbies. They have ten minutes left to score and take something from this one.

  26. 1906: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Chelsea 1-0 Fulham

    Frank Lampard's arrival gees up the crowd. The England man is on in place of Andre Schurrle.

  27. 1905: 
    Chelsea 1-0 Fulham

    This is the sort of match which you could forgive people for trying to beat the rush with an early exit. Dreary.

  28. 1904: 
    Chelsea 1-0 Fulham

    Ashley Cole springs Eden Hazard with a precise ball down the right-back's channel, but the former Lille man cannot get any purchase on his attempt to cross. Easy money for David Stockdale in the Fulham goal.

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    James, Winchester, via text on 81111: Goodness me... Mikel seems to have this fear of forward passing built into his DNA. He'd surely make a wonderful rugby player. How frustrating to watch.

    Faheem, Peterborough: I think Torres should start in European matches.. and Eto'o or Ba in the Premier League. Would definitely work.

  30. 1901: 
    Chelsea 1-0 Fulham

    Fifteen minutes to go and there is still no sign of a pulse from a flat-lining Fulham side.

  31. 1900: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Chelsea 1-0 Fulham

    Fulham bring on a former Chelsea trainee in Buomesca Banga to replace Alex Kacaniklic.

  32. 1858: 
    PENALTY APPEAL- Chelsea 1-0 Fulham

    Ramires slaps the turf in frustration as referee Andre Marriner keeps his hands by his sides after a tangle with Fernando Amorebieta. The Fulham defender definitely touched the Brazilian's ankle as he turned in the box but there was not enough contact to send him to the turf.

  33. 1855: 
    Chelsea 1-0 Fulham

    Chelsea usher up John Terry and Gary Cahill for a free-kick from Andre Schurrle. The German's cross is over-hit but briefly causes David Stockdale concern as it almost sneaks in the back post. Just wide. A sheepish-looking Schurrle definitely did not intend that though.

  34. 1851: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Brighton 3-1 Bolton
    Bolton boss Dougie Freedman

    Bolton boss Dougie Freedman insists that he does not fear losing his job after his side were beaten 3-1 by Brighton - a defeat that keeps them rooted to the bottom of the Championship.

    "I think my job is very safe. I don't ignore speculation surrounding my job but I don't feel the pressure of it," said Freedman

    "When you've been in the game for so long you learn to deal with speculation about being sacked. It doesn't faze me at all and it's my job to take the blame away from my players.

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    Jim Harrison: Chelsea fans affected by the recent policy of hiring and firing, It has made them nervous, hoping for immediate success.

    Chelsea Levi: Mourinho needs to work through his personal issues with Chelsea's MVP, because they can't be solved with Mikel and Eto'o.

    Oscar Craven: Mourinho not picking Mata today is to show Roman who has control of the team. But for once his mind games are not working.

  36. 1851: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Chelsea 1-0 Fulham

    Fulham introduce Adel Taarabt to try and spice things up. Damien Duff is the man to give way. Twenty-five minutes remain.

  37. 1850: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Chelsea 1-0 Fulham

    Chelsea bring on Fernando Torres in place of Samuel Eto'o. Eto'o has been quiet but competent.

  38. 1849: 
    Chelsea 1-0 Fulham

    For all his talk of bringing a more dashing style to Stamford Bridge, this looks very much like the 2004-2006 Jose Mourinho-at-Chelsea era . Having gone ahead, the hosts are sucking the life out of the game with plenty of possession and no real urgency to do anything with it.

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    Zak Sullivan Pearce: Stockdale has just gifted Chelsea 3 points there, can't see Fulham pulling this back.

    Jack of all trades: A very scrappy goal and win and then there's no more crisis.

    Andrew Kemp: Ugliest goal of the season but we are 1-0 up. Hit them again.

  40. 1845: 
    Chelsea 1-0 Fulham

    Andre Schurrle drags a shot wide of the near post from 25 yards before offering an apologetic hand to his Chelsea team-mates. He has not yet set the world alight since his move from Bayer Leverkusen in the summer.

  41. 1843: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Derby 1-3 Reading
    Reading striker Pavel Pogrebnyak

    Reading boss Nigel Adkins praised Pavel Pogrebnyak after he scored twice to help the Royals beat Derby, and says the Russian striker has been a different player since the end of the transfer window.

    "Big Pav has come to the party for us," Adkins said. "Once that transfer window shut it's been a fresh start for him and he's certainly contributed today.

    "Every single day there was speculation about him leaving and that can unsettle anybody but, with that window shutting, it's a positive situation.

    "He's here and he's playing and I would like to think he's reaped the rewards today as the team has."

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    Warren in Hammersmith, via text on 81111: Re: 1822 Empty seats are a result of ludicrous Chelsea pricing not bad support.

    Tommy H, Cardiff: An abundance of armchair managers questioning the special one, CFC is bigger than Mata.

    Paul: Chelsea fans moaning about teams sitting back? Hilarious watch your games against Utd and Bayern. You're the worst for it.

  43. 1842: 
    Chelsea 1-0 Fulham

    Fulham are close to an immediate reply as Steve Sidwell sneaks in at the far post, but struggling to track the ball over the top of the imposing Brede Hangeland in front of him, he nods over.

  44. 1837: 
    GOAL- Chelsea 1-0 Fulham - Oscar (52 mins)

    Oscar had been patchy with his deliveries from the right-hand side, but he appears in the right place in the box as the ball breaks to him after David Stockdale parried efforts from Andre Schurrle and Samuel Eto'o. The Brazilian prods home as Kieran Richardson tries in vain to close him down.

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    George Craven: Chelsea's 3 creative midfielders are literally running in circles and posing no threat at all. Lack of genuine wide-men showing.

    Luke Darmanin: Angry Chelsea fans have only themselves 2 blame, Rafa was great and would've surely stayed if it weren't for their petty protests.

    Rory Cattermole: If you look at the BPL stats between Mata and Oscar, clearly Mata is the far superior No.10...

  46. 1834: 
    Chelsea 0-0 Fulham

    Juan Mata goes for a trot down the sidelines in a substitutes bib and is heartily applauded by the home fans. Stirrer.

  47. 1833: 
    Chelsea 0-0 Fulham

    There is a bit of rebellion brewing in the Stamford Bridge stands already. Grumbles as Jon Mikel Obi cannot find a forward pass and instead lays the ball back to his centre-backs under little pressure.

  48. 1832: 
    KICK-OFF- Chelsea 0-0 Fulham

    We are up and running.

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    Richard Powell: Fancy Lampard to come on and score.

    Tor Noppharat: All I know is that Chelsea needs a goal. But that means they need to shoot and on target. Doesn't look like it currently...

    Edgie Garrett: This is style of play is too one dimensional. Every team we come up against just sits back and we're stuck for ideas.

  50. 1830: 

    The teams are making their way back out on to the Stamford Bridge turf. No changes that I can see for either side as yet. Fernando Torres is still wrapped up in his duvet jacket on the Chelsea bench.

  51. 1829: 
    MANAGER REACTION- West Brom 3-0 Sunderland
    Paolo di Canio

    Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio (on the fans): "I knew that they were furious. I went to them because I wanted to see their faces. It's easy to go over when they're clapping or singing your name. I'm responsible but my head is up.

    "I'm never going to change my regime. I am what I am. My way to manage the team is for the top, top level. I have to be clear to everyone - the board, the chairman, the fans - I'm never going to change and never going to give up. One day if I receive the full support from the players we will turn the corner."

  52. 1828: 

    PaoloDi Canio is not still talking. The quotes coming up were transcribed earlier. But if you fed him enough questions, he would still be chuntering on about Sunderland's defeat to West Brom. He is a man of many opinions and even more words.

  53. 1826: 

    Sean Dyche is the sort of bloke you expect would thrive in a post-apocalyptic world isn't he? Tough as teak, hard as nails. I wouldn't like to get caught not tracking my man if he was my boss..

  54. 1823: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Leeds 1-2 Burnley
    Burnley manager Sean Dyche

    Burnley manager Sean Dyche says he is not looking at the Championship table but says he is delighted with the attitude of his players after they beat Leeds 2-1 at Elland Road to move up to second.

    "I consider us a team that is growing and improving and I want a team who can look down the tunnel and know they're going to go hard, no matter who's got the shirt on," Dyche said afterwards.

    "I made it clear that was a requirement as soon as I came into the football club and that hasn't changed. The journey can take you anywhere in this division."

  55. 1823: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Yeovil 0-1 QPR
    Richard Dunne celebrates with Jermaine Jenas at the final whistle

    QPR boss Harry Redknapp hailed veteran defender Richard Dunne after his side beat Yeovil to move three points clear at the top of the Championship: "We defended well again and dealt with a lot of set plays late on. Richard was immense, and so was Rob Green.

    "When I brought Richard into the club this summer I slept a lot easier because I knew we were signing a top player, a captain of his country and a Premier League player. If he stays fit, we have got a great centre half."

    But it sounds like Harry is down to the bare bones up front: "The problem I've got is that I only have one striker. We didn't create a lot of chances, and without Charlie Austin we would be in trouble.

    "We lost Andy Johnson and Bobby Zamora has had an operation, so it's something we are working hard to try and find somebody to come in."

  56. 1822: 

    As ever it is claustrophobically tight at the top of the Championship. With eight games gone, six points separate the top seven teams. Some of today's movers and shakers have been giving their thoughts on the action.

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    Phil Windsor, via text on 81111: As a proud Chelsea fan since 86 I'm sick of moaning fickle so called CFC fans, go and support someone else if your not happy, we need stability and we have a top class manager. Patience required.

    Josh: As a Chelsea fan, I agree with Mata not being the first choice starter in this system - he can't play wide and Oscar is by far the best no. 10.

    Andy: An away game walking distance from your own ground and empty seats in the Fulham end. Small time.

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    Leo Style: Mourinho or Di Canio, who is sacked first?

    Tom Gatehouse: Mikel and Ramires is a truly shocking bridge between the defence and the attack. Devoid of creativity.

    Sophie Gayter: Why isn't Hazards place in the 11 up for grabs? Seems to be 1st name on Mourinho's team sheet, but been poor so far this season.

  59. 1817: 
    HALF-TIME- Chelsea 0-0 Fulham

    Eerie quiet greets the half-time whistle.

  60. 1816: 
    Chelsea 0-0 Fulham

    Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic lines up a blockbuster of a shot as the ball rolls into his path at the far post, but his effort ricochets between a thicket of defenders before trickling behind.

  61. 1814: 
    Chelsea 0-0 Fulham

    Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich looks like he would rather be on a yacht in a celebrity sun-spot. You can't blame him. I don't think his team are going to be clapped off at the break by as long way. Unless they can prise open the Fulham defence in injury time....

  62. 1812: 
    Chelsea 0-0 Fulham

    Chelsea's Eden Hazard is not short on confidence. The Belgian takes a shooting chance from 35 yards, but his effort is a scruffy shank that rolls tamely behind for a goal-kick.

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    Gordon D'Mello: Still think Mourinho missed a beat by loaning Lukaku. Yes he's young, but he's the best natural finisher Chelsea have.

    Daddy Bella: It would be interesting to see Fulham using the park-the-bus method to take away points from the inventors of it!

    Joshua Tucker: I thought Luiz was very poor against Everton. Constantly out of position. Cahill is a much more reliable centre back.

  64. 1810: 
    FIVE MINUTES TO GO

    The clock ticks past the 40-minute mark and Chelsea are still being comfortably contained.

  65. 1809: 
    PLAYER REACTION- West Ham 2-3 Everton
    Everton defender Leighton Baines

    Everton left-back Leighton Baines, speaking to Match of the Day about the two free-kicks he scored against West Ham: "For the first one my mind was made up by the keeper's starting position - he was quite central - so I mixed it up. For the second one, the keeper had to take an extra yard to cover that side so I decided to go the other way.

    "It was a great feeling to get that, especially because of the position of the game. Before the game Leon Osman said he'd taken me out of his fantasy team because I'd not scored enough goals, so I put that right today."

    And on the Toffees' on-loan striker Romelu Lukaku, who scored their winner: "His pace and power frightened them. When he got the ball at his feet they retreated. He's really exciting to train with and will be a great asset this season."

  66. 1809: 
    PLAYER REACTION
    Southampton players celebrate their three points on the coach home from Liverpool Southampton players celebrate their three points on the coach home from LIverpool

    Southampton's Dejan Lovren on Twitter: "I'm so happy, It's an amazing feeling! Thanks to all my teammates and fans for support. GO #saintsfc."

    Southampton's Dani Osvaldo on Twitter: Yeah ! Well Done Saints! I am really happy for the victory! And I am a little anxious for the goal that does not come..But the important thing is the victory ! Come on Saints !

    Hull midfielder Tom Huddlestone on Twitter: Great win, we did well to bounce back after 2 unlucky goals to concede!! Lads were immense throughout though.

  67. 1807: 
    Chelsea 0-0 Fulham

    Eden Hazard chances his arm with an extravagant volley from the edge of the area as David Stockdale's punch drops invitingly for him.

    The fans behind the Fulham goal are in more danger than the back of Stockdale's net though as it wings its way into the crowd.

  68. 1805: 
    Chelsea 0-0 Fulham

    "There is only one team in Fulham," chant the visiting fans at Stamford Bridge. Fans of London postcode fans will know that while Chelsea are located in Fulham, Fulham are down the road in Putney. Don't let's get started on Arsenal's geographic origins.

    Oscar's free-kick balloons up off the Fulham wall and is easily claimed by David Stockdale. The game has come off the boil.

  69. 1801: 

    Manchester United's Michael Carrick on Twitter: "Jesse bagged 4 today, taking his time to settle in I see......love seeing the young lads do well."

    Birmingham City benefitted from Manchester United loanee Jesse Lingard's arrival at St Andrews'. The youngster scored all his side's goals in a 4-1 debut win over Sheffield Wednesday.

  70. 1758: 
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    We have been asking you for your suggestions for #resultoftheday.

    Dan Lawrence: Swindon coming from behind twice to beat local rivals Bristol City has to be my #resultoftheday !!!

    Kurt Johansson: ‏Hull coming back from a goal down twice to win away at Newcastle 3-2 with Aluko getting a world class winner!

    Thomas Buckle: From a Liverpool fan: #resultoftheday was definitely from Soton, they closed us down all day and played good football. Fully deserved win.

  71. 1757: 
    Chelsea 0-0 Fulham

    That was more like it from Samuel Eto'o. The Cameroon legend cuts in off the left flank, feints his way past Sascha Reither and has a meatily-struck shot deflected behind by Damien Duff.

    Chelsea are still struggling to make inroads in attack however.

  72. 1755:  
    Former Manchester United and Aston Villa striker Dion Dublin on Final ScoreLiverpool 0-1 Southampton

    "To go to Anfield, play the way they did and get the win they got. Liverpool were knocking on the door but Southampton fully deserved it."

  73. 1755: 

    Hull defender Curtis Davis on Twitter: "What a win!!! The character of the lads to go down twice at St James' and still take 3 points was amazing. Great finish."

  74. 1754: 
    Chelsea 0-0 Fulham

    Andre Schurrle's swirling corner kick causes David Stockdale some problems as the Fulham goalkeeper has to come through a clutch of players and deal with a shove from his own defender, Brede Hangeland. Stockdale does manage to get a glove on the ball and that proves vital in divert it away from the inrushing Gary Cahill.

  75. 1751: 
    MANAGER REACTION- West Brom 3-0 Sunderland
    Paolo di Canio

    Sunderland manager Paulo Di Canio: "It's obvious we're still not together. We don't have many leaders in terms of desire to play with a premier style. We had our chances to come back into the game but we missed them and conceded very silly goals.

    "It's hard, it's tough but as a strong man I'm not worried. My head is always up - now it depends on the players. I hope they can keep going and gel together and come through this situation with a win from a scrappy game or something. We need to show we can get results."

  76. 1750: 
    Chelsea 0-0 Fulham

    Fulham's Steve Sidwell and Scott Parker are competing well with Ramires and Jon Mikel Obi in the centre of the field. It is a pretty even game so far and the visitors have taken some of the sting out of the home crowd.

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    Gareth Beale: Darren Bent: I wonder if Sandra Redknapp would have scored that one?

    George Rowe: Chelsea's 2nd game of 6 in 18 days. Surely squad rotation is expected? Expect to see both Luiz and Mata playing soon...

    Sam Robson: I wonder if there is any Chelsea fan, that agrees with Mourinho dropping Juan Mata? I very much doubt it.

  78. 1748: 
    MANAGER REACTION- West Ham 2-3 Everton
    Everton striker Romelu Lukaku

    Everton boss Roberto Martinez, speaking to Match of the Day about on-loan striker Romelu Lukaku, who came off the bench to score his side's winner: "It's great to see a young footballer with old-fashioned attributes to be a winner.

    "His link-up play was magnificent in the winning goal - he gets himself where it really hurts. That was a key moment and showed where he can be a key player for us; he can be very special for us."

    And on Everton's unbeaten start to the season: "I'm delighted with the attitude and mentality we have showed in every performance this season. I'm proud at being unbeaten so far - now we need to work even harder to become better and make sure we keep improving."

  79. 1747:  
    Former Manchester United and Aston Vila striker Dion Dublin on Final ScoreWest Ham 2-3 Everton

    "Everton's balance is very, very good. The manager's done very well to get the players he has. Lukaku was a genius move. Keeping Leighton Baines was even better.

    "You're lucky to see two free kicks like that all season, but Baines has scored two in one match."

  80. 1747: 
    PENALTY APPEAL- Chelsea 0-0 Fulham

    Some optimistic Chelsea fans are arguing for a spot-kick as Sascha Riether nudges over Eden Hazard as the pair contest a dropping ball. There did not look to be enough in there to justify the Belgian sprawling on the deck.

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    Jack McSweeney: As a CFC fan Im sick & tired of CFC fans moaning-moaned the whole way through Rafa's tenure, moaning all the way through Jose's.

    Benjamin: Eto'o may have lost a yard or so of pace over the years, but few players make more intelligent runs.

    Ujjwal Ghimire: By dropping two of his best players, Mourinho has turned into 'The Ridiculous One'.

  82. 1745: 
    Chelsea 0-0 Fulham

    An absolute eyesore of a miss from Darren Bent, who has made a career of converting one-on-ones. The Fulham man bears down on Petr Cech from Pajtim Kasami's pass, but his effort lacks conviction or direction and is comfortably saved by the Czech.

  83. 1742: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Newcastle 2-3 Hull
    Newcastle manager Alan Pardew

    Newcastle boss Alan Pardew, speaking to Match of the Day about his side's home defeat by Hull: "We started really, really well but then we dropped down a gear after our goal and that caused us problems for the rest of the game. Third gear is not enough in this league against any side.

    "You look for consistency and this team is a good team but we lack a bit of consistency and that is what gets you results.

    "The Premier League is about momentum and you can fly up the table at this stage of the season. We let ourselves down."

  84. 1741: 
    Chelsea 0-0 Fulham

    Chelsea are briefly exposed at the back by Darren Bent's pace as the former Tottenham man spins in behind John Terry and Gary Cahill. Petr Cech is quickly out of the Chelsea box to head away before he can make something of it.

  85. 1739: 
    Chelsea 0-0 Fulham

    Roman Abramovich is in the stands but you don't become a billionaire in post-Cold War Russia without a decent poker face. The Chelsea owner looks as bored as ever.

  86.  
    MANAGER REACTION- Liverpool 0-1 Southampton
    Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino

    Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino on his side's win at Anfield, which lifts them to fifth in the table, for a couple of hours at least: "We are very pleased, the effort the players put in was amazing. We were up against the leaders and I am delighted.

    "Overall, we had an amazing game, especially in the second half. It's really good that one of our defenders got on the scoresheet.

    "We are just thinking ahead to the next game and nothing else. I've been in football too many years to be carried away."

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    RougeMenEF: Mourinho ruined Kaka and Casillas at Madrid, now Mata is the next victim this time at Chelsea.

    Lee Sebire: Jose refused to listen to offers for Luiz or Mata yet they are not in the squad? Crazy, crazy, crazy!

    Alltaf Hussain: I wonder if David Luiz regrets not moving to Barcelona.

  88. 1737: 
    CLOSE!- Chelsea 0-0 Fulham

    Both sides go close in an entertaining start at Stamford Bridge. Steve Sidwell just fails to get over a header from Damien Duff's cross in the Chelsea box before Samuel Eto'o gets to a low Branislav Ivanovic cross before David Stockdale at the other end, but diverts the ball over the top. Good stuff.

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    Geoff, Cheshire, via text on 81111: So should Moyes unsettle Chelsea by inviting Mata to join Man Utd? Just as Mourinho tried to do to Man Utd in the summer with Rooney? Mata would fit very well into the Man Utd first team.

    Phil, Poole: I can understand Jose leaving out Luiz as he has the defensive capabilities of a goldfish but leaving Mata out is truly puzzling.

    Andrew Filder: Liverpool awful today and lacking creativity. Love to see Mata brought in January. But look forward to Suarez coming back.

  90. 1735: 
    Chelsea 0-0 Fulham

    Chelsea have a decent vantage point for a cross after Patjim Kasami's foul on Ashley Cole, but, despite competition from John Terry, the Fulham defence see it away.

  91. 1733: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Liverpool 0-1 Southampton
    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers

    Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers, speaking to Match of the Day about his side's defeat by Southampton at Anfield: "We are bitterly disappointed and it was one of them days. We were not so good with the ball and, technically, nowhere near the level we have been at.

    "The players have been excellent for these last few months and today was an off-day."

    On Luis Suarez being available again next week: "That is the positive from today as he has now served his ban and we can bring someone as good as him back."

  92. 1733: 
    Chelsea 0-0 Fulham

    Samuel Eto'o gives away a foul for bundling into former Chelsea man Steven Sidwell, but Fulham waste the set-piece in a overly-hasty attempt to get the game going quickly.

  93. 1730: 
    KICK-OFF- Chelsea 0-0 Fulham

    We are up and running at Stamford Bridge to a roar of anticipation from the home fans.

  94. 1729: 
    MANAGER REACTION- West Brom 3-0 Sunderland

    Steve Clarke, West Brom manager, following his side's 3-0 win over Sunderland: "When you have to wait this long for your first win there is some relief. It has been frustrating particularly at home the performances haven't always been good but today we got the breaks and we ran out deserved winners.

    On Sessegnon who scored the opening goal: "That's why we bought him here to create chances and score goals. It's a great start and and an important goal for us. He is a player we have invested a lot in and it can only be good for us in the future."

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    Chi Lau: Mourinho doesn't like the way Chelsea played last few seasons... Well I HATE the way they're playing now without Mata.

    Oliver: Mourinho can pick who he wants but annoyed Mata isn't in the team, best player they have, poor decision by Jose!

    efcbtfcgareth: Maybe Mourinho is doing some kind of revenge attack on Chelsea with the eye to destroy Abramovich for originally sacking him.

  96.  
    MANAGER REACTION- Newcastle 2-3 Hull
    Hull City manager Steve Bruce

    Hull City boss Steve Bruce speaking to Match of the Day about his side's win at St James' Park: "I'm absolutely delighted, I have to say. I've been really happy with the way we've played all season.

    "We created a lot of chances today and we thoroughly deserved our win.

    I'm a Geordie at the end of the day and I've always enjoyed coming back, apart from last time (when his Sunderland side lost 5-1 to the Magpies) but today was very satisfying"

  97. 1728: 
    Chelsea v Fulham (1730 BST)

    Pre-match handshakes are being exchanged between Chelsea and their west London neighbours Fulham. Bubbly atmosphere at Stamford Bridge for the derby.

  98. 1726: 

    Sunderland's next few games do not offer much respite for Paolo di Canio. The Black Cats host Liverpool and Manchester United before a 350-mile trip to Swansea precedes their derby with Newcastle.

  99.   
    Robbie Fowler, Former Liverpool, Leeds and England striker on BBC Radio 5 liveLiverpool 0-1 Southampton

    "You've got to give Southampton full credit, Liverpool looked as though they really missed Philippe Coutinho, no-one really played well but Southampton produced a good workman-like team performance."

  100. 1723: 
    MANAGER REACTION- West Brom 3-0 Sunderland
    paolo di canio

    Sunderland manager Paolo di Canio: "As a strong man as I am I am not worried, my head is always up, maybe if we win against Peterborough in the next round maybe that can give us an extra lift.

    "We need to take the best, which is very little, from today's game, and go again. We need to be quick because we are not a team that have been together two or three years, but I really believe that if we can get a result together we can come together.

    "The players have to help themselves and myself. We are down very deep but we have to make sure that we get a lift.

    "The fans boo and insult and it is a part of the game. If I was in their position I would be furious. If we would have won it would have been a different reaction. But we have to accept it."

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    Kane, deflated Liverpool fan in York, via text on 81111: Hope Brendan comes out and holds his hands up for the poor team selection today. Sakho never a left back and Aspas abject, as per.

    Tony H, Chesham: Eto'o to score a hat-trick today and shoosh all the doubters.

    Tim in Cardiff: So who'll be buying Mata in January then? A couple more losses and Mourinho may start playing him, but he won't be there this time next year.

  102.  
    MANAGER REACTION- West Ham 2-3 Everton
    West Ham midfielder Mark Noble was sent off

    West Ham manager Sam Allardyce speaking to Match of the Day about Mark Noble's second yellow card for a tackle on Ross Barkley: "It is always easy to look at the situation on my laptop afterwards and say Mark played the ball first. Unfortunately for us, the referee didn't see it that way and, to make things worse, Leighton Baines has then fired an unstoppable free-kick right into the top corner.

    "With our defensive ability, I thought we would see it out at 2-1 but it is really frustrating for us that, not only was Mark sent off but we were punished again by them putting ball in the net straight after we went ahead."

  103. 1716: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Newcastle 2-3 Hull

    Hull City boss Steve Bruce speaking to Match of the Day: "I'm absolutely delighted I have to say. I've been really happy with the way we've played all season.

    "We created a lot of chances today and we thoroughly deserved our win.

    "I'm a Geordie at the end of the day and I've always enjoyed coming back, apart from last time (when his Sunderland side lost 5-1 to the Magpies) but today was very satisfying.

    "George Boyd did wonderfully well and Aluko's shot went in off the post. I think he can light up this league."

  104. 1714:  
    Former Arsenal defender Martin Keown on Final ScoreWest Brom 3-0 Sunderland

    On Paulo Di Canio talking to the Sunderland fans after the match: "He wants to share his displeasure but he obviously doesn't want to get too close. The pressure's going to come on to him big time. He's been very publicly critical of his players and that'll need to change. They're in big trouble."

    Di Canio
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    Johnny Magrinho: Mourinho living in the past. Overlooking Mata & Luiz? Ramires & Mikel in the the centre? Win the title this year? Not a chance!

    Mr Daniel De Costa: As a Chelsea fan I'm still struggling to understand what Jose Mourinho sees today, 2013, in Samuel Eto'o.

    Luke Johnston: Imagine the uproar if Benitez had lost to Everton & Basel then left Mata out of the entire squad!

  106. 1712:  
    Jim Beglin, Radio 5 live at AnfieldLiverpool 0-1 Southampton

    "It was a bright start by Liverpool but after about 10 minutes you could see Southampton bed their game plan in place, they stopped Liverpool playing out from the back and their appetite for the game and the fact they all played for each other was very impressive."

  107. 1711: 
    JOse Mourinho

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho: "The team needs some stability positionally and emotionally and John Terry can help us to get that. I hope they go for the victory, trust themselves the same way I trust them. I hope they understand that the six title contenders have all lost already.

    "If today we manage to get three points, for 24 hours we are the league leaders. After a defeat at Everton and a second defeat [to Basel] we have to win this game. Every game is a must-win. This is our culture, this is our DNA - we don't live well if we don't get a result."

  108. 1709: 
    Chelsea v Fulham (1730 BST)

    For all the talk of Jose Mourinho struggling to remould the Chelsea managerial hotseat to his Portuguese backside, his side will go top on goal difference if they beat Fulham today.

    What crisis?

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    George Muscat: Starting to lose it with Jose, Mata and Luiz not even on bench today. Old days of boring negative football to return no doubt.

    Sudan Gurung: What's with Mourinho obsession with playing Eto'o every time? I would prefer either Torres or Ba.

    Darren Hughes: Why did Fulham just arrive at Stamford Bridge on a team coach? Couldn't they have just taken the 211 bus?

  110. 1707: 
    FOOTBALL LEAGUE UPDATE

    I make that 37 goals in the Championship today. Watford scored five against Barnsley, Blackpool and Leicester shared four at Bloomfield Road and Burnley scored a couple against Leeds to move second on goal difference. But one goal was enough for QPR. Charlie Austin's penalty at Yeovil means Harry Redknapp's side are now three points clear at the top.

    In League One, unbeaten leaders Leyton Orient don't play until Monday so wins for Peterborough, Wolves and Preston closed the gap at the top. At the bottom, Notts County picked up their first win of the season at home to Tranmere. But Gillingham remain winless after a 1-0 defeat to Bradford.

    And in League Two, Chesterfield moved four points clear at the top thanks to a 1-0 win at Oxford United. Fleetwood's 1-0 win at Portsmouth moved them into second, while AFC Wimbledon also picked up three points at home to Burton. James Beattie's Accrington Stanley are still rooted to the bottom of the league though after they lost 2-1 at home to Rochdale.

  111. 1707: 
    PLAYER REACTION- Newcastle 2-3 Hull
    Sone Aluko

    Hull City match-winner Sone Aluko speaking to Match of the Day: "It was a good ball from George Boyd and it was great to score the winning goal. There was some pressure on me to score after four games without one.

    We believe we can handle ourselves in this league and we've proved that today. It's a good start for us.

  112. 1705: 
    RESULT OF THE DAY

    What do you think was the outstanding performance of the day? Would it be Southampton's win at Liverpool or Watford's 5-1 triumph away to Barnsley? Share your thoughts using #resultoftheday.

  113.   
    Robbie Savage, BBC Sport punditFOOTBALL FOCUS

    On Jose Mourinho and Chelsea's current form: "If Rafa Benitez had gone to Old Trafford and played without a striker then lost at home to Basel in the Champions League, he'd be getting absolutely hammered!"

  114.   
    MOTD's Steve Bower at Stamford BridgeChelsea v Fulham (1730 BST)

    "The Premier League season is only four games old but the return of the 'Special One' has so far not been a 'perfect one' or a 'contented one'.

    "It will have been a long week for Jose Mourinho. Mourinho is never far away from any headline, but an unthinkable third straight defeat in eight days would be the only back page news on Sunday morning."

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    Tim G: Thank God Suarez is back, there was 0 creativity today without Coutinho. Liverpool fans brought back to Earth.

    Richard Powell: Who'd have thought? 4 out of 5 away wins in the Premier League today! And so continues a remarkably topsy-turvy season!

    david gibbs: Liverpool have the depth of a children's paddling pool.

  116. 1704: 

    I'm not sure if Juan Mata has run over Jose Mourinho's beloved terrier, but the man that was right up there with Gareth Bale and Luis Suarez in the end-of-season awards is right out of favour at Stamford Bridge.

    "The reasons why, in this moment, Juan Mata's not playing so much are things I can speak about with him, but not publicly," Mourinho told reporters yesterday.

    "I have to prove to the fans that I am good. Now he must do the same."

  117.  
    PLAYER REACTION- West Ham 2-3 Everton
    Everton striker Romelu Lukaku

    Everton's on-loan striker Romelu Lukaku, who scored the winner after coming off the bench to make his debut, but was knocked out in the process: "I remember nothing about it. I did not even know I had scored, that was the first thing I asked the doc. I said "who scored?" He said "you".

  118. 1700: 
    Chelsea v Fulham (1730 BST)

    Samuel Eto'o retains his place up front for Chelsea for the visit of Fulham, while Juan Mata and David Luiz are not even in the squad as boss Jose Mourinho makes four changes to the side beaten 2-1 at home by Basel in Europe.

    Ramires returns from suspension alongside John Obi Mikel in a new-look central midfield, John Terry is back as captain and Andre Schurrle will start out wide, with Frank Lampard and Willian dropping to the bench.

    Fulham boss Martin Jol makes three alterations to the side that drew 1-1 with West Brom. Darren Bent replaces the injured Dimitar Berbatov up front, with Fernando Amorbieta and Damien Duff both drafted in.

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    Joe in London, via text on 81111: How I miss the days when Gerrard would save us when things were going wrong. Completely anonymous once again today.

    Mo: Why can't the Liverpool managers and players just keep their mouths shut, instead of cursing every single good set of runs we have.

    Scott, Liverpool: The lack of Coutinho is telling - Liverpool have had nothing going forward. Inconsistent.

  120. 1658: 
    West Brom 3-0 Sunderland

    Sunderland boss Paolo di Canio walked over to applaud the visiting fans at the final whistle and appeared to get short shrift from most of them. There looked like there was an exchange between the boss and the hardcore fans. We await his post-match interview with interest.

  121. 1656: 
    Newcastle 2-3 Hull

    Steve Bruce punches the air while Sone Aluko's bald head has been given several well-earned celebratory rubs.

  122. 1654: 
    FULL-TIME- Newcastle 2-3 Hull
  123. 1654: 
    FULL-TIME- West Ham 2-3 Everton
  124. 1653: 
    West Ham 2-3 Everton

    Everton are playing out the last few seconds in the corner of the West Ham half.

  125. 1653: 
    FULL-TIME- West Brom 3-0 Sunderland
  126.   
    Jim Beglin, Radio 5 live at Anfield

    "Absolutely brilliant - industrious, organised, a great attitude for the game, tactically astute. For Liverpool hugely disappointing, big expectations and that will be a blow, they just didn't have enough incision."

  127. 1652: 
    FOOTBALL LEAGUE UPDATE

    Plenty of goals in the Championship, not least at Oakwell, where Watford have just scored their fifth of the afternoon. Ikechi Anya with the latest. A real beauty by all accounts.

    Tom Ince looks to have saved his dad Paul's Blackpool with a late penalty to make it 2-2 against Leicester. Elsewhere, Middlesbrough had come back from 2-0 down to lead Bournemouth 3-2. But an own goal from Jonathan Woodgate has made it 3-3 at the Riverside.

    In League One, Port Vale have scored two second half goals to lead Coventry 3-2. Bottom side Notts County are now 2-0 up at home to Tranmere.

    And in League Two, AFC Wimbledon have moved into the top three after coming back from 1-0 down to lead 3-1 at home to Burton. Morecambe were also 1-0 down to Dagenham and Redbridge but now lead 2-1.

  128. 1652: 
    Liverpool 0-1 Southampton

    Steven Gerrard wipes the sweat away from his eyes as he trudges off the pitch. The Southampton team meanwhile are applauding their travelling fans after a famous win.

  129. 1651: 
    FULL-TIME- Liverpool 0-1 Southampton
  130.   
    Jim Beglin, Radio 5 live at AnfieldLiverpool 0-1 Southampton

    "Everybody heading to the exits now and the Southampton fans having fun singing 'cheerio.' Liverpool haven't done enough going forward but I've been massively impressed with Southampton in the way they have set themselves up."

    You can listen to commentary of this match on Radio 5 live.

  131. 1651: 
    West Ham 2-3 Everton

    Romelu Lukaku has been denied the chance to make the game safe by a superb sliding challenge by Winston Reid, just as he shapes to pull the trigger.

  132. 1650: 
    GOAL- West Brom 3-0 Sunderland - Morgan Amalfitano (90 mins)

    Morgan Amalfitano had a hand in West Brom's first two goals and he has just capped his side's first league win of the season with a deserved strike of his own. Victor Anichebe fed the Frenchman on the right of the area and his stinging shot fizzed past Kieren Westwood and into the opposite corner of the net.

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    Owen White: Man United need to put a bid in for Baines at 12:01am January 1, 2014 and no later.

    Kevin Logan: The talk of Liverpool being a one man team should count for Everton aswell! Baines saving them once again

    Ben Rabinovich: Free Kick + Baines= Goal. Everytime. Maths

  134. 1649: 
    WHAT A MISS!- Newcastle 2-3 Hull

    Newcastle's Loic Remy is a tangle of feet and when he eventually sorts them out he can only poke wide from four yards out. Five minutes of injury time on Tyneside.

  135. 1649: 
    West Brom 2-0 Sunderland

    James Morrison almost adds insult to injury for Sunderland boss Paolo di Canio, heading over from six yards out after making a darting run into the box.

    Stephane Sessegnon will not be adding to his tally, though. West Brom's former Black Cats striker is replaced by Saido Berahino, and receives an ovation from both sets of fans for his performance on his debut.

  136. 1648: 
    Liverpool 0-1 Southampton

    Raheem Sterling miscontrols to squander a well-worked Liverpool move. This looks like it is trickling down the drain.

  137. 1647: 
    INJURY TIME

    We are into injury-time, with seven minutes popping up on the board at Upton Park.

  138.   
    Jim Beglin, Radio 5 live at AnfieldLiverpool 0-1 Southampton

    "If you look at the Coutinho position, three players have operated there today and none of them have really caused the Southampton defence any real issues."

    You can listen to commentary of this match on Radio 5 live.

  139. 1646: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Liverpool 0-1 Southampton

    Southampton remove Jay Rodriguez to bring on Jack Cork to try and tie down all three points.

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    Farrukh Rouf: Best left back in the world, arise sir Bainesy.

    Sham Gallagher: Everton should stick Baines upfront every game. Been phenomenal in this game.

    fqiren: That, is why Man Utd wanted him so badly, and why Everton wanted to keep him so badly too. Get in! Great goals Bainesy!

    j: Baines is unreal, shame he's playing at the same time as Ashley Cole, would have been an England regular for his entire career.

  141. 1645: 
    Liverpool 0-1 Southampton

    Liverpool are getting desperate and for the first time this afternoon there are signs that the visitors are sitting back and battening down hatches. The Reds have not committed enough men forward yet to really force anything. Three minutes of normal time remain.

  142. 1644: 
    BREAKING TEAM NEWS- Chelsea v Fulham (1730 BST)

    Samuel Eto'o retains his place up front for Chelsea against Fulham. John Terry, Ramires, John Mikel Obi and Andre Schurrle are all recalled.

    Darren Bent starts for Fulham in place of the injured Dimitar Berbatov.

  143. 1644: 
    Newcastle 2-3 Hull

    Hull have been good value for their lead at St James' Park. The visitors have defended brilliantly and when they've had a chance they've taken it. Newcastle are facing a first home defeat of the season.

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    Francesca Hearn: Liverpool back to their usual average selves.

    Ray Ringsell: Liverpool continue to infuriate - no consistency.

    Mehran Ebrahimi: Do people still want Nigel Adkins back at Southampton?

  145.   
    Jim Beglin, Radio 5 live at AnfieldLiverpool 0-1 Southampton

    "Southampton on scoring the goal haven't retreated and defended, they've continued to go forward."

    You can listen to commentary of this match on Radio 5 live.

  146.   
    Former Manchester United and Aston Villa striker Dion Dublin on Final ScoreWest Ham 2-3 Everton

    "Just the response you'd expect (from Everton). Lukaku knows he's going to get hurt but he wants to score the goal. A very brave finish.

    (On Leighton Baines' goal): "He doesn't hit it hard so he can get it up and down. Two free kicks from Baines. Just outstanding."

  147. 1641: 
    West Brom 2-0 Sunderland

    Uh-oh, Sunderland are in more trouble here. Ki Sung-Yong has been on the floor and receiving treatment for a few minutes now. The Black Cats are already down to 10 men after Steven Fletcher was injured after they had used all three substitutes.

    Ki is going to try to carry on - he has no choice but to limp through the last few minutes.

  148. 1641: 
    GOAL- West Ham 2-3 Everton - Romelu Lukaku (85 mins)

    Romelu Lukaku bustles his way into the area, lays the ball off to Kevin Mirallas and then surges on to meet his fellow Belgian's cross with a bullet header to put Everton ahead in a breathless five minutes. Lukaku copped a collision with the covering Joey O'Brien milliseconds after putting his forehead on the ball and is receiving treatment.

  149. 1639: 
    GOAL- West Ham 2-2 Everton - Leighton Baines (83 mins)

    You can keep your Ronald Koeman, your Roberto Carlos, your Juninho Pernambucano. Another inch-perfect free-kick from Leighton Baines crashes into the top corner to pull the Toffees level.

  150. 1638: 
    West Brom 2-0 Sunderland

    Sunderland boss Paolo di Canio could only gaze skywards after seeing his side go 2-0 down. Perhaps he was asking 'why me?' He has been unlucky today but the Baggies fans are not being too sympathetic to his plight - they are singing "you're getting sacked in the morning" at him.

  151. 1637: 
    RED CARD- Mark Noble - West Ham

    Mark Noble will have to spend the final 10 minutes watching from the sidelines as his untidy tackle on the surging Ross Barkley brings him a second yellow card.

  152. 1636: 
    FOOTBALL LEAGUE UPDATE

    Some big goals at the top of the Championship as leaders QPR take the lead at Yeovil thanks to a penalty from Charlie Austin. And Leicester have scored two goals in two minutes to take the lead at Blackpool. A Paul Konchesky penalty and a volley from Andy King doing the damage.

  153.   
    Jim Beglin, Radio 5 live at AnfieldLiverpool 0-1 Southampton

    "You can sense the frustration around the ground. This Liverpool team is ready for the return of Luis Suarez, it really is."

    You can listen to commentary of this match on Radio 5 live.

  154. 1634: 
    GOAL- Newcastle 2-3 Hull - Sone Aluko (76 mins)

    A 24-carat beauty of a volley from Sone Aluko who puts his instep behind George Boyd's cross from the left to guide the ball in off the post from 18 yards. Former Sunderland boss Steve Bruce is jumping on the touchline and has to dodge a cup of tea from a disgruntled St James' Park patron.

  155. 1633: 
    GOAL- West Brom 2-0 Sunderland - Liam Ridgewell (76 mins)

    Things have just got even worse for Paolo di Canio. Within minutes of going down to 10 men, his side are now 2-0 down. Morgan Amalfitano's cross found Liam Ridgewell arriving late at the far post and Kieren Westwood could not keep out his shot. Game over? It looks that way.

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    Charles Davis: Looks like Liverpool have gone from a Suarez one man team to a Coutinho one man team.

    David Broome: Never heard Anfield so flat as today and that has transferred tot he players it seems, strange given the start they made.

    Corin Wright: If Liverpool are really looking to be title contenders, they should be able to get something here despite playing badly.

    Belete Eshetea: What would Liverpool do without Mignolet. I'm sure Liverpool fans won't even think about it!

  157. 1633: 
    West Brom 1-0 Sunderland

    Oh dear. This really is not Sunderland manager Paolo di Canio's day. He had already seen his former player Stephane Sessegnon score for West Brom, and now this:

    Not only does Steven Fletcher miss a golden chance to level for the Black Cats when he volleys over from 10 yards out, the Scot falls awkwardly and appears to have dislocated his shoulder. He is in pain, and cannot continue and Di Canio had just made his third change of the game - his side are down to 10 men.

  158. 1632: 
    GOAL- West Ham 2-1 Everton - Mark Noble (pen, 76 mins)

    Mark Noble sends Tim Howard the wrong way to put West Ham level with their first shot on goal in the second half.

  159. 1631: 
    PENALTY TO WEST HAM

    James McCarthy brings down Kevin Nolan to give the hosts a chance from 12 yards. Mark Noble to take....

  160. 1631: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Liverpool 0-1 Southampton

    Brendan Rodgers brings on Luis Alberto, who scored a hat-trick for the club's under-21s in midweek, in place of Martin Skrtel as Liverpool get a little more anxious.

  161. 1629: 
    TWENTY MINUTES TO GO

    Just under 20 minutes to go in the 1500 BST kick-offs.

  162. 1629: 
    SUBSTITUTION- West Brom 1-0 Sunderland

    West Brom have been quiet up front for a while but Nicolas Anelka has just seen a golden chance to double his side's lead go astray. He got on the end of a gorgeous cross from the right but fluffed his header, which hit Sunderland defender Ondrej Celustka and flew wide.

    That was Anelka's last action of the afternoon - he and Scott Sinclair are off, replaced by Claudio Yakob and Victor Anichebe

    Sunderland have made a change too. Lee Cattermole, out of favour with Paolo di Canio until recently, is on for Craig Gardner to make his first appearance of the season.

  163. 1629: 
    West Ham 1-1 Everton

    Mohamed Diame heads over the top in a rare West Ham attack, but it is not long before the hosts are stretched at the back again. Jussi Jaaskelainen has to be alert to see away a low Leighton Baines cross that almost ends up in the net via a deflection off Joey O'Brien.

    West Ham have brought on Ricardo Vaz Te to try and wrest control back their way.

  164. 1626: 
    FOOTBALL LEAGUE UPDATE

    What was already a great day for Jesse Lingard has just got even better in the Championship. He's scored his fourth of the afternoon to put Birmingham 4-0 up against Sheffield Wednesday. Before today, the Blues had only scored four league goals all season.

    Elsewhere, Federico Macheda has scored his second of the day to put Doncaster 2-1 up at home to Nottingham Forest. Leaders QPR are being held 0-0 at Yeovil and Pavel Pogrebnyak has scored his first goals in 16 matches to put Reading 2-0 up at Derby.

    In League One, Coventry - who started the season on minus 10 points - are 2-1 up at Port Vale. Bradford are 1-0 up at winless Gillingham thanks to Gary Jones' first half goal.

    And in League Two, leaders Chesterfield are still on course to make it seven wins from eight as they lead Oxford 1-0. Fleetwood have moved up to second as it stands, despite being held 0-0 by Portsmouth. Torquay are the biggest scorers of the day so far - they lead 3-1 at home to Cheltenham.

  165.   
    Jim Beglin, Radio 5 live at AnfieldLiverpool 0-1 Southampton

    "Southampton's attacking quartet haven't really been outstanding, Rickie Lambert was dropping deep at times but didn't really get involved enough."

    You can listen to commentary of this match on Radio 5 live.

  166. 1626: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Liverpool 0-1 Southampton

    Southampton could be two up but for some heroics from Simon Mignolet who makes a triple save as the ball bobbles around dangerously in the box after Luke Shaw foraging run into the box.

  167. 1626: 
    West Brom 1-0 Sunderland

    A big chance for Sunderland, and a big shout for a penalty. Jack Colback cuts the ball back to Jozy Altidore on the Baggies penalty spot, but his shot is deflected wide, off Jonas Olsson's arm.

    Altidore is convinced he should have had spot-kick but referee Phil Dowd says no. I wonder what Paolo di Canio is thinking?

  168. 1625: 
    West Ham 1-1 Everton

    Everton are dominating in East London. Romelu Lukaku blasts narrowly over after linking up with his Belgium international colleague Kevin Mirallas. West Ham might just be happy with a point from here.

  169.   
    Jim Beglin, Radio 5 live at AnfieldLiverpool 0-1 Southampton

    "I don't think Henderson has the ability to play the Coutinho role and all round it has been disappointing by Liverpool from an attacking point of view."

    You can listen to commentary of this match on Radio 5 live.

  170. 1623: 
    Liverpool 0-1 Southampton

    Liverpool are toiling without much success at the moment as they search for a way back into the game. Kolo Toure has taken things into his own hands and is roaming around in the final third.

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    Owen Philp: Battle of the United loanees today, Lingard with 4 and now Macheda with 2. Maybe losing Rooney wouldn't be so terrible?

    Dan Cullen: Wonder if Lingard will be getting called back to OT after this performance?

    Hussain Osman: Sturridge, Welbeck, Lingard, Barkley, Wilshere......England to win World Cup 2018.

    David Lewis: Birmingham have doubled the amount of goals we have scored in the season just today by Jesse Lingard!

  172. 1621: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Newcastle 2-2 Hull

    Yohan Cabaye has given way to a Yoan Gouffran for Newcastle.

  173. 1620: 
    West Brom 1-0 Sunderland

    Sunderland have made another attacking change, with Jozy Altidore on for Fabio Borini, but it is West Brom who are looking more dangerous. Morgan Amalfitano got to the by-line before firing in a dangerous cross that somehow eluded all his team-mates, then Stephane Sessegnon let fly from the edge of the box with an angled shot that rasped just over the bar.

    The Black Cats' best recent effort has again come from the boot of Craig Gardner, but he saw his dipping 25-yard shot swerve away from - rather than towards - Boaz Myhill's goal.

  174. 1618: 
    GOAL- West Ham 1-1 Everton - Leighton Baines (62 mins)

    That's why they love him. Everton are level thanks to a pinpoint free-kick into the top corner of Jussi Jaaskelainen's goal from their shaggy-haired full-back. A peach of a set-piece from Leighton Baines.

  175. 1618: 
    Newcastle 2-2 Hull

    Newcastle have not responded well to Hull's leveller. They are struggling to retain the ball for any great length of time in the face of a strong defensive display from Steve Bruce's side.

  176. 1618: 
    Liverpool 0-1 Southampton

    That's 2-0 to Artur Boruc in his personal duel with Steven Gerrard. The Southampton goalkeeper makes another good save from the Liverpool's skipper's set-piece.

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    Ben Thomas: Sounds like another toothless performance. Same problems as last season.

    Stephen Smith: The first mentions of the words "Title Challenge" and look at events at Anfield.

    Paul Walmsley: How can you concede from a set piece with 4 centre-backs on the pitch?

  178. 1617: 
    West Ham 1-0 Everton

    Everton are piling on the pressure at the West Ham end with a flurry of half-chances, the best of which saw Kevin Mirallas fail to steer in a Leighton Baines cross.

  179. 1615:  
    Former Arsenal defender Martin Keown on Final ScoreNewcastle 2-2 Hull

    "I can absolutely understand (Newcastle goalkeeper) Tim Krul's frustration for Hull's equaliser. It's a wide free-kick and no one's attacking the space. It's sloppy from Newcastle. That's where you need your leaders in those situations."

  180. 1615: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Liverpool 0-1 Southampton

    A wincing Daniel Agger is withdrawn and replaced by Jose Enrigue.

  181.   
    Jim Beglin, Radio 5 live at AnfieldLiverpool 0-1 Southampton

    "Lovren's done extremely well, it's very good strength to hold off the challenge and get something solid on the ball in. You cant deny Southampton this, they've been very much a big part of this and nowhere near second best."

    You can listen to commentary of this match on Radio 5 live.

  182.   
    Former Arsenal defender Martin Keown on Final ScoreLiverpool 0-1 Southampton

    "We've got four central defenders playing for Liverpool but Lovren reacts the quickest. That's very sloppy from Liverpool.

    "Southampton are giving a great account of themselves. If Liverpool want to be champions they need to show their character now."

  183. 1611: 
    GOAL- Liverpool 0-1 Southampton - Dejan Lovren (53 mins)

    Liverpool should not be conceding to chest height headers given their lofty backline, but they have. Dejan Lovren wrestles free of some grabby marking from Daniel Agger and nods past Simon Mignolet. Steven Gerrard cannot clear off the line. Lots of work to do for the hosts.

    Listen to commentary of Lovren's goal here.

  184. 1611: 
    West Ham 1-0 Everton

    Everton have been forced into using their third and final substitute by an injury to Leon Osman which brings Bryan Oviedo into the action. Leighton Baines is moving gingerly to crank up Roberto Martinez's nerves.

  185. 1610: 
    West Brom 1-0 Sunderland

    Unsurprisingly, Sunderland boss Paolo Di Canio made a change at the break - bringing on Greek midfielder Charalampos Mavrias for the largely ineffective Emanuele Giaccherini.

    The Black Cats have come out fighting at the start of the second half, and have dominated proceedings but other than a series of set-pieces - the best of which was a driven Craig Gardner free-kick that was deflected wide - they have not threatened.

  186. 1609: 
    SOCIAL MEDIA

    You can share your views on this afternoon's action using #bbcfootball or by visiting the BBC Sport Facebook page where you will find action photos from all of today's Premier League matches.

    For behind the scenes photos from today's fixtures visit the BBC Sport Instagram page.

  187.   
    Jim Beglin, Radio 5 live at AnfieldLiverpool 0-0 Southampton

    "Liverpool not really turning good possession into intricate, outstanding football around the box."

    You can listen to commentary of this match on Radio 5 live.

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    Peter, Aldershot, via text on 81111: Remy was utterly wasted at QPR...this could be a great season for him!

    Edd in Winchester: Can't understand Southampton's lack of goals lately. We scored more under Adkins, but then again we conceded 3 times as many so I won't complain.

    Steve: Maybe my text about Liverpool's play each half has made them re-think their tactics. Expect an improved display 2nd half this time.

  189. 1608: 
    Liverpool 0-0 Southampton

    Liverpool play themselves into trouble rather than out of defence and Simon Mignolet has to be alert to deny Adam Lallana. The home crowd are getting a little restless.

  190. 1607: 
    FOOTBALL LEAGUE UPDATE

    Manchester United's first teamers may not be playing until tomorrow, but a couple of their young guns have been making headlines in the Championship today. Jesse Lingard - who joined Birmingham on loan on Thursday - has scored a remarkable 13 minute hat trick to put the Blues 3-0 up at home to Sheffield Wednesday. Meanwhile, Federico Macheda put his new side Doncaster 1-0 up against high-flying Nottingham Forest, before Chris Cohen drew the visitors level.

    In League One, Swindon and Bristol City have shared four goals at the County Ground. Second-placed Peterborough are 2-0 up at home to MK Dons. Notts County could move off the bottom of the league if they hold on to their 1-0 lead at home to Tranmere.

    And in League Two, it's second v first as Oxford United host Chesterfield. And it's the leaders who have had the better of things so far, thanks to Ritchie Humphreys' goal. Elsewhere, Mansfield Town are 2-0 up against Northampton and two goals from Luke James have put struggling Hartlepool 2-1 up at Bristol Rovers.

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    Richard Powell: It's the law...Shelvey on Monday, Sessegnon today! Who will be the next player to come back and haunt his ex-employers?

    Sam Curtis: You don't need to employ a DOF to know Remy would be a good acquisition. A Michu type signing is when the DOF earns his money.

  192. 1606: 
    GOAL- Newcastle 2-2 Hull - Ahmed Elmohamady

    Hull level up with their first real effort of the second half as Ahmed Elmohamady gets a faint flick of a header onto to Robbie Brady's free-kick which is enough to take it creeping in via the far post.

  193.   
    Former Manchester United and Aston Villa striker Dion Dublin on Final ScoreWest Ham 1-0 Everton

    "I think Romelu Lukaku will be amazing (for Everton). He's got pace, he's strong and he will score goals if he's given games. I'm surprised Chelsea let him go."

  194.   
    Jim Beglin, Radio 5 live at AnfieldLiverpool 0-0 Southampton

    "Aspas not getting hold of the ball, if you don't get hold of the ball you're not going to influence things and I'm not surprised he's giving way."

    You can listen to commentary of this match on Radio 5 live.

  195. 1604: 
    KICK-OFF

    And the action at Newcastle and West Brom is also under way.

  196. 1604: 
    KICK-OFF- Liverpool 0-0 Southampton

    Back up and running at Anfield where Iago Aspas is the man to make space for substitute Raheem Sterling's introduction.

  197. 1603: 
    KICK-OFF- West Ham 1-0 Everton

    Back under way at Upton Park, where Steven Naismith and Nikica Jelavic have given way to Romelu Lukaku and James McCarthy for Everton.

  198. 1601: 
    Liverpool 0-0 Southampton

    It looks like Liverpool might make a change at half-time. Raheem Sterling is stripped down to playing kit and sprinting through some shuttles on the Anfield turf while his team-mates receive their instructions.

    Luis Suarez is in the stands by the way. The Uruguayan is serving the final match of his 10-game ban.

  199. 1559: 

    If they can hang on for victory here, there will be a head of steam building in the Newcastle furnace. Since being walloped 4-0 by Man City in their opening game of the season, they have picked up seven points from the last nine.

  200. 1555: 

    I should imagine that Everton fans are crying out for a bit of Romelu Lukaku's bullying presence up front with Nikica Jelavic so far off the boil. The young Belgian is a bit like the iron fist of Duncan Ferguson wrapped in the silky skills of Thierry Henry. At his best anyway.

    He also has a fairly chunky loan fee to start justifying. West Ham boss Sam Allardyce confirmed earlier this week that he was chasing Lukaku "all summer" before he ended up at Goodison Park.

  201.   
    MOTD's Conor McNamara at St James' ParkNewcastle 2-1 Hull

    "The Gallowgate end has a new hero. Loic Remy has been excellent on his full home debut for Newcastle and his two goals, either side of Robbie Brady's leveller, mean they lead at the break."

  202.   
    MOTD's John Roder at Upton ParkWest Ham 1-0 Everton

    "Ravel Morrison's goal was just what this game needed after a rather poor first half-hour. But after that, Everton began to chase the game and it surely won't be too long before Romelu Lukaku is introduced for the visitors."

  203.   
    MOTD's Guy Mowbray at AnfieldLiverpool 0-0 Southampton

    "The game has been lively but it's just been lacking a goal. Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge thought he should have had a penalty when he was caught by Dejan Lovren right in the corner of the box."

  204.   
    MOTD's Alistair Mann at The HawthornsWest Brom 1-0 Sunderland

    "Paulo Di Canio was highly critical of Stephane Sessegnon when he left the club and he may be ruing that now after he opened the scoring. He was barely involved in the first half but he did what he needed to and that was sweep the ball home for West Brom's first home goal of the season."

  205. 1548: 
    HALF-TIME

    Martin Atkinson sounds the half-time horn to send the Newcastle and Hull players down the tunnel.

  206. 1547: 
    HALF-TIME

    Half-time whistles blow everywhere, except St James Park.

  207. 1547: 
    West Brom 1-0 Sunderland

    At last, something for Paolo di Canio to smile about - Sunderland's best chance for some time, which comes right at the end of the first half. Emanuele Giaccherini's clipped cross is only just too high for Fabio Borini, who had timed his run to perfection.

  208.   
    Jim Beglin, Radio 5 live at AnfieldLiverpool 0-0 Southampton

    "I was here for the Man Utd fixture and what I thought was developing was the teamwork. He's trying to get them to pass at the next level, Brendan Rodgers, and then defend at the next level but today they've looked a little off that."

    You can listen to commentary of this match on Radio 5 live.

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    Rob Ward: Going to be rooted to the bottom of the league soon with no way out. Alas, then, I shall take up following Rugby #DiCanioOut

    James Rush: Always knew our season would be a rollercoaster with PDC, didn't realise it'd be oblivion though!

    Michael D Hodgson: Big game for Di Canio, how many times can we keep saying we were unlucky. Can't be losing these matches anymore.

  210. 1544: 
    West Brom 1-0 Sunderland

    While West Brom are turning on the style, we have not seen much of Sunderland as an attacking force of late.

    The Black Cats' bright start is a distant memory and their manager Paolo di Canio is pacing his technical area in frustration, as his side continue to give the ball away. Di Canio looks like an agitated man - I would not fancy being on the end of his half-time team-talk.

  211. 1544: 
    GOAL- Newcastle 2-1 Hull - Loic Remy (44 mins)

    Well, maybe Joe Kinnear does know what he is doing. Loic Remy shows razor sharp striking instincts to curl a low finish home after Yohan Cabaye's long-ranger is partially blocked by James Chester. That has been somewhat against the run of play though.

    Remy
  212. 1543: 
    Liverpool 0-0 Southampton

    Liverpool's makeshift right-back Kolo Toure shows there is life in those thirty-something legs still, rampaging forward like Sol Campbell in the 1998 World Cup before a Southampton toe gets in to stop the fun.

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    Simon Atkins: 13 minute hat-trick for Birmingham's Lingard against Sheffield Wednesday. Not a bad way to start your debut!

    Sam Robson: Jesse Lingard on fire! Looked good in pre-season. Hopefully a big talent in the future for Man United and England.

    Mark Bishop: Debut hat-trick in 32 minutes for Lingard at Birmingham, who says there's no talent in England?

  214. 1541: 
    West Brom 1-0 Sunderland

    West Brom are playing some lovely passing football, sweeping the ball forward and keeping Sunderland pegged back. They have created some more half-chances too, and Nicolas Anelka will be disappointed there was nobody to get on the end of his pull-back from the right of the penalty area.

  215. 1540: 
    West Ham 1-0 Everton

    Everton has started to get back into the game at Upton Park. Ross Barkley is almost through before Hammers defender Joey O'Brien bars his way with a last-ditch challenge.

  216. 1540: 
    FOOTBALL LEAGUE UPDATE

    How about this at St Andrew's? This week Birmingham signed 20-year-old Jesse Lingard on a month's loan from Manchester United. Lingard has never played a competitive match for United and only made five substitute appearances on loan at Leicester last year.

    He's just scored a 13 minute hat-trick. A new Blues hero.

  217. 1539: 
    Newcastle 1-1 Hull

    Danny Graham just can not catch a break. Tom Huddlestone plays a magnificent ball over the top of the home defence but, clean in on goal, the Sunderland loanee miscontrols and has the ball pinched off his toe.

    The visitors are pressing well though and almost went ahead Livermore's shot was well blocked by Mathieu Debuchy.

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    Niall Stevenson: Liverpool missing Coutinho way more than Suarez it appears. Lacklustre so far.

    David Ljunggren: hopeless defending by Debuchy, who was nowhere near Brady for Hull's goal. What a bad signing by Newcastle he's been.

    David Broome: Southampton look neat and tactically sound but they lack real quality in attack - including Lambert.

  219. 1537: 
    Liverpool 0-0 Southampton

    Liverpool's Victor Moses has been lively and the Nigeria international neatly nutmegs Jose Fonte down the left to burst in on goal. His shot though is a bit of a poke and Artur Boruc is able to stretch up and turn it away.

  220. 1535: 
    FOOTBALL LEAGUE UPDATE

    In the Championship, Blackpool have taken the lead at home to Leicester to go top of the 'as it stands' table. Goals from Troy Deeney and Marco Faraoni have given Watford a 2-1 lead at Barnsley. Burnley are up to third thanks to Scott Arfield's 18th minute strike at Leeds.

    Down to League One and Peterborough have responded to Wolves' earlier win by going 1-0 up against MK Dons. Bottom side Notts County - who are still searching for their first league win of the season - are 1-0 up at home to Tranmere thanks to a goal from Joss Labadie.

    In League Two, it looked like it was going from bad to worse for James Beattie's bottom-placed Accrington Stanley. Rochdale were 2-0 up after 13 minutes, but Kayode Odejayi has since pulled one back for the home side.

  221. 1535: 
    PENALTY APPEAL- Liverpool 0-0 Southampton

    Anfield comes to life as Daniel Sturridge falls under Dejan Lovren's challenge in the box. Neil Swarbrick is unmoved, unfortunately for the referee it looks like the ball was similarly undisturbed by Lovren's tackle.

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    Ahmer Murad: Disappointing half so far. Liverpool not bossing this by any means. Southampton are here to play!

    Jesse Sunquist: All I can hear on TV is "when the Saints go marching in" had to remind myself the game is at Anfield.

    Mark Hepburn: Liverpool are using the rarely-spotted 'four centre-backs' defence! I didn't know Rodgers went to Tony Pulis' defence school.

    Sam Burton: Re: Simon Ice Skating (1526). That is some serious skill to skate and text at the same time!

  223. 1532: 
    HITS THE WOODWORK- West Brom 1-0 Sunderland

    Sunderland were on top before they went behind but the closest they have come to a reply was when a deep cross reached Adam Johnson, just inside the West Brom box. His low shot was fizzing into the bottom corner but a Baggies defender threw his body at the ball to make a vital block.

    At the other end, Morgan Amalfitano, who provided the cross that led to West Brom's goal, has also gone close, cutting inside and letting fly with a stinging shot that was deflected on to the bar. It seemed to hit Nicolas Anelka but the referee awarded a corner.

  224. 1531: 
    GOAL- West Ham 1-0 Everton - Ravel Morrison (31 mins)

    West Ham's first goal since the opening-day win over Cardiff comes courtesy of a big deflection off Phil Jagielka. Ravel Morrison's shot would not have unduly troubled Tim Howard in the Everton goal, but he stood no chance after his team-mate's touch.

  225. 1531: 
    Liverpool 0-0 Southampton

    Southampton have not been put off by Liverpool's towering back four, Adam Lallana has been peppering the box off the right flank with lofted cross. At the other end, Luke Shaw gets in a timely tackle on Victor Moses.

  226. 1529: 
    West Brom 1-0 Sunderland

    Hands up who fancied Stephane Sessegnon to score on his debut and against his former club today then? The West Brom fans are currently singing "Thank you Di Canio", just rub a bit more salt into Sunderland manager Paolo di Canio's wounds.

    West Brom
  227.   
    Jim Beglin, Radio 5 live at AnfieldLiverpool 0-0 Southampton

    "Southampton have looked comfortable and at times very effective going forward. With a little more care up front they look as though they could cause Liverpool problems and maybe break that goal drought they're suffering."

    You can listen to commentary of this match on Radio 5 live.

  228. 1526: 
    GOAL- Newcastle 1-1 Hull -Robbie Brady (26 mins)

    Newcastle's Tim Krul had denied Danny Graham moments earlier, but it is only a temporary reprieve. Hull work the ball across the edge of the box to Robbie Brady who controls Sone Aluko's pass, gets his head down and drives the ball between the legs of the Dutch keeper for his third of the season.

    Robbie Brady
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    Simon, out ice skating, via text on 81111: Re: 15:19. Talk about tempting fate. Can you mention Sturridge having a quiet game next please.

    Gavin, Everton fan: Mike, could you say Everton don't look like scoring please. We really could do with taking the lead here.

  230. 1525: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Liverpool 0-0 Southampton

    Southampton's Artur Boruc pulls a save right out the top drawer, plunging to his right to get a hand to a fizzing Steven Gerrard free-kick. That looked destined for the net when in mid-flight.

  231. 1524: 
    Newcastle 1-0 Hull

    Hull had been struggling in the early stages at Newcastle but they've started to get into it in the last few minutes. Jake Livermore has had a couple of shots from range blocked as they look to find a route back into the game.

  232. 1519: 
    GOAL- West Brom 1-0 Sunderland - Stephane Sessegnon (20 mins)

    As soon as I finish typing the previous entry, Stephane Sessegnon pops up to slot home the opener against his former team. Sunderland goalkeeper Kieren Westwood blocks Scott Sinclair's shot and Sessegnon is onto the loose ball in a flash to side-foot home. No celebration from the goal-scorer. Paolo di Canio may want to reconsider those comments questioning the Benin international's work-rate.

  233. 1519: 
    West Brom 0-0 Sunderland

    Stephane Sessegnon has made a quiet start to his West Brom career and his former club Sunderland have enjoyed the best of the last five minutes, albeit without creating any clear-cut chances.

  234.  
    MANAGER REACTION: Norwich 0-1 Aston Villa
    Robert Snodgrass had a penalty saved

    Norwich manager Chris Hughton: "It's difficult to take because we created chances and got in as many crosses as we have for some time. Add to that the penalty (pictured above) as well. When you have that amount of ball in the final third, you want to get more out of it. We're bitterly disappointed to have lost.

    "Our strikers are reliant on service. Ricky (van Wolfswinkel) had some opportunities today but it wasn't his day".

  235. 1517: 
    West Ham 0-0 Everton

    West Ham and Everton are both scoring plenty of endeavour but chances are few and far between at Upton Park. They have only scored five goals between them in the league this season.

  236. 1515: 
    Newcastle 1-0 Hull

    There was a great shot of Joe Kinnear, Newcastle's director of football, flicking smugly through the programme after his one summer arrival found the net. We'll see what the verdict is on his business after a few more weeks.

    Joe Kinnear
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    Steve, via text on 81111: If Liverpool are to win this they will need to take advantage of their play in the 1st half. The 2nd in all of their games this season have been totally different. Game of 2 halves.

    Tony in Liverpool: "We Climbed the Hill in our own way" is from the Pink Floyd song Fearless which features a recording of the Kop singing.

    You learn something everyday. Thanks

  238.   
    Jim Beglin, Radio 5 live at AnfieldLiverpool 0-0 Southampton

    "If you're a purist this is the game to be at, Southampton play out from the back, Liverpool look quite bright going forward and it's a good game of football so far."

    You can listen to commentary of this match on Radio 5 live.

  239. 1510: 
    GOAL- Newcastle 1-0 Hull - Loic Remy

    Possibly the ugliest assist ever, but Loic Remy's header was clean enough. Papiss Cisse shanks a volley off his shin straight into the turf from Moussa Sissoko's deep cross, but the ball loops up invitingly for his French strike partner to nod in.

    Remy
  240. 1510: 
    Newcastle 0-0 Hull

    A woeful long-range effort from Newcastle defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa is the lowlight of a chance-free opening up on Tyneside.

  241. 1508: 
    West Brom 0-0 Sunderland

    Not much to shout about in the first few minutes of the basement battle between the bottom two at The Hawthorns.

    Sunderland almost found Fabio Borini, but Adam Johnson's long through-ball had just a little bit too much welly on it.

    At the other end, Black Cats keeper Kieren Westwood got himself in a tangle when he waited for the ball to bounce into his box and Nicolas Anelka almost pounced. Westwood recovered, but only just in time.

  242. 1508: 
    West Ham 0-0 Everton

    It was all quiet on the East London front, but after Mohammad Diame had the game's first effort on goal, Everton's Kevin Mirallas draws a sharp save from Jussi Jaaskelainen after the Belgian cut in off the left flank.

  243.   
    Jim Beglin, Radio 5 live at Anfield

    "It'll be interesting to see how the new Liverpool left-side copes, maybe Southampton will be looking to exploit that and get some joy."

    You can listen to commentary of this match on Radio 5 live.

  244. 1504: 
    Liverpool 0-0 Southampton

    Liverpool's rearguard looks less of a defence, more of a mountain range. Mamadou Sakho and Kolo Toure either side of Daniel Agger and Martin Skrtel. Jordan Henderson has just curled into the gloves of Artur Boruc in the first effort on target from either side.

  245. 1501: 
    KICK-OFF

    The other three are up and running shortly after.

  246. 1500: 
    KICK-OFF- West Ham 0-0 Everton

    Manchester United manager David Moyes is one of those in attendance at West Brom, which is the first of the 1500 BST kick-offs out of the traps.

  247.  
    MANAGER REACTION: Norwich 0-1 Aston Villa

    Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert: (on the injury to Christian Benteke) "The medical staff reckon it's his hip flexor. Hopefully it's not too bad. But Libor Kozak came on and scored within 90 seconds which shows he'll endear himself to the crowd."

  248. 1459: 
    Liverpool v Southampton (1500 BST)

    You'll Never Walk Alone is being belted out at Anfield. Some of the banners on the Kop are a mystery to outsiders. 'We climbed the Hill in our own way'? Anyone? A reference to the Spion Kop perhaps?

  249. 1459: 
    FOOTBALL LEAGUE UPDATE

    Scott McDonald's deflected first-half effort gave Millwall a deserved win over Charlton in a cagey south London derby in the Championship's early game.

    The Lions, bottom of the league last week, have now won their last two matches to move up to eight points from eight games.

  250. 1457: 
    MANAGER REACTION: Norwich 0-1 Aston Villa
    Paul Lambert

    Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert: "The last three times we've come down here we've won three times. It's a great record. On the counter attack we know we're a threat and we could have been two up after a couple of minutes.

    "The start we've had has been extremely tough. We've played three of the top sides and ran them all close, even beating one of them. The new lads will take time to settle but so far they've been excellent."

  251. 1456: 
    Newcastle v Hull (1500 BST)

    Spare a thought for Hull boss Steve Bruce and his striker Danny Graham today. Both big Newcastle fans as youngsters, but together they are doomed to jeers by their Sunderland pasts. You cross that north-east divide at your peril.

  252. 1454: 
    Newcastle v Hull (1500 BST)

    If that doesn't get the Geordies buzzing I don't know what will. Kevin Whately, Tim Healey and some of the rest of the cast of Auf Wiedersehen Pet are on the St James' Park pitch prior to kick-off to mark 30 years since the first episode.

    No sign of old Crocodile Shoes Jimmy Nail himself though. Shame.

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    Chris Herbert: England women ... no spitting, no diving, shake hands after a foul ... 6-0 good quality play.

    Yasin: Watching women's football, a good game and a good turn out! Good to see support for our women's team.

    MA Bennett: I know the opposition have been poor but @karenjcarney and @JordanNobbs8 have been magnificent for England Women today.

    Jamie Shirley: Good result for England, women's football is awful though specially the keeping.

  254. 1452: 
    FULL-TIME- England Women 6-0 Belarus

    All done on the south coast. England Women's World Cup qualification campaign is up and sprinting.

  255. 1451: 
    Norwich 0-1 Aston Villa

    Since that opening-day victory against Arsenal, Aston Villa have looked like a decent result waiting to happen. Might that spark a bit of a run for Paul Lambert's men? Well, they have a wobbly Manchester City at home next in the league..

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    James Dick: Get in! Great result for us, and a clean sheet for the first time in a long time! Well played boys.

    Matthew Hillary: Money spent and no better. Luck wasn't with us but we were not good enough. Defeat to 10 man Hull and at home to weakened Villa.

    David Gibbs: Norwich have the players... They don't have the manager. Sack him sooner rather than later.

  257.  
    PLAYER REACTION: Norwich 0-1 Aston Villa

    Aston Villa goalkeeper Brad Guzan: "(The win) was definitely huge. We knew it would take everything to leave here with three points. Not many teams do that.

    "It shows our team spirit, our character. We can go out and play football but when it's called for we can also grind out results. Our team spirit played a big part today".

  258. 1447: 
    Liverpool v Southampton (1500 BST)

    Cheers Chris. It is a jam-spangling day on Merseyside, sunny conditions and a pristine pitch, the perfect dancefloor for Brendan Rodgers' table-toppers to strut their tika-taka stuff.

    Southampton will have pleasant memories of their last meeting with the Reds though. Their 3-1 win at St Marys' in March was Liverpool's last Premier League defeat.

  259. 1442: 

    Well, that was a decent way to start the weekend, wasn't it? (unless you are a Norwich fan, obviously)

    A lot more of the same to come over the next few hours, and on Sunday too. I will leave you in the capable hands of Mike Henson to guide you through the rest of the action. Bye for now.

  260.   
    Former Arsenal defender Martin Keown on Final ScoreNorwich 0-1 Aston Villa

    "If you look at the money that's been spent at Norwich this summer, Chris Hughton's now coming under a bit of pressure. Four points from five matches isn't good enough."

  261.   
    Clive Allen, BBC Radio 5 live at Carrow RoadFULL-TIME- Norwich 0-1 Aston Villa

    "We talk about the fine lines in the Premier League but when you do get opportunities you have to make them count."

    You can listen to commentary of this match on Radio 5 live.

  262. 1438: 
    FULL-TIME- Norwich 0-1 Aston Villa

    So, Paul Lambert gets his Carrow Road hat-trick as Villa boss. His side have their first clean sheet of 2013 and their second win of the season. They are also up from 17th to 10th in the table, for a couple of hours at least.

  263. 1437: 
    FULL-TIME- Norwich 0-1 Aston Villa
  264. 1437: 
    Norwich 0-1 Aston Villa

    Still no joy for Norwich. They pump another ball into the box but Michael Turner fouls Brad Guzan as he tries to get on the end of it and that is a free-kick to Villa.

  265.   
    Clive Allen, BBC Radio 5 live at Carrow RoadNorwich 0-1 Aston Villa

    "I'm always surprised when the clock goes up and the team that's winning plays into the corner and tries to play the clock down, all it does is incenses the crowd and heightens the pressure on you - just get on and play."

  266.  
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  267. 1435: 
    Norwich 0-1 Aston Villa

    Villa are scrapping for everything in midfield and Norwich's balls forward look ever-more desperate. Canaries defender Michael Turner is still up there, but he has not had any service. Three minutes of injury time to go.

  268. 1433: 
    INJURY TIME- Norwich 0-1 Aston Villa

    There is still time for Norwich to nick something here, though. There will be FIVE minutes of added time at Carrow Road.

  269.   
    Clive Allen, BBC Radio 5 live at Carrow RoadNorwich 0-1 Aston Villa

    "Amazing agility from the goalkeeper it bounces up and looks like it's going into the top corner but Guzan flying across the goal turns it over."

    You can listen to commentary of this match on Radio 5 live.

  270. 1432: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Norwich 0-1 Aston Villa

    When I said 'still work to do' for Villa, I meant it.

    Here come Norwich: Javier Garrido's delicious cross is met at point-blank range by Gary Hooper, but somehow Brad Guzan twists and arcs out a hand to claw the ball to safety. That was an absolutely wonderful save.

  271. 1430: 
    Norwich 0-1 Aston Villa

    We are into the last five minutes at Carrow Road. Antonio Luna has stopped rolling around but is still limping. Work to do for the visitors, but the three points are in sight for Paul Lambert's men.

  272.  
    West Ham v Everton (1500 BST)

    West Ham opt for one change from the side started at Southampton last time out as Razvan Rat replaces the injured Guy Demel at full-back. Modibo Maiga again shoulders the striking responsibilities - although Ricardo Vaz Te and Mladen Petric are on the bench.

    There are no changes to the Everton team which beat Chelsea, Toffees boss Roberto Martinez deciding against handing a start to loan signing Romelu Lukaku despite his side scoring only three goals in four games.

    Gareth Barry, Leon Osman and Ross Barkley occupy the midfield positions, with Steven Naismith and Kevin Mirallas supporting Nikica Jelavic in attack.

  273.  
    GET INVOLVED- Text 81111

    Paul in Clitheroe, via text on 81111: Wonder if Hooper regrets leaving a team which played Milan in the CL midweek to sit on the bench at Norwich?

  274.  
    LINE-UPS- West Brom v Sunderland (1500 BST)

    West Brom: Myhill, Billy Jones, McAuley, Olsson, Ridgewell, Mulumbu, Morrison, Amalfitano, Sessegnon, Sinclair, Anelka. Subs: Popov, Yacob, Rosenberg, Camp, Lugano, Anichebe, Berahino.

    Sunderland: Westwood, Celustka, Diakite, O'Shea, Colback, Johnson, Gardner, Ki, Giaccherini, Borini, Fletcher. Subs: Altidore, Ba, Cuellar, Mannone, Ji, Cattermole, Mavrias.

    Referee: Phil Dowd (Staffordshire)

  275. 1427: 
    YELLOW CARD- Norwich 0-1 Aston Villa

    This game has had almost everything - apart from any bookings. Not anymore. Michael Turner dives in on Antonio Luna and goes into Chris Foy's book. Luna definitely makes the most of it, though. He is still rolling around now.

  276. 1426: 
    Norwich 0-1 Aston Villa

    Another Canaries attack, and they have just gone close again. After a neat passing move, the ball drops for Ricky van Wolfswinkel in the box but Ciaran Clark throws himself at the Dutchman's shot and gets another decisive touch, diverting it wide.

  277.  
    West Brom v Sunderland (1500 BST)

    As expected former Sunderland midfielder Stephane Sessegnon starts for West Brom after receiving his work permit, but strikers Shane Long and Matej Vydra both miss out through injury.

    Defender John O'Shea returns to the starting line-up for the Sunderland after serving a one-match ban, while striker Fabio Borini makes his first start since signing on loan from Liverpool. Midfield man Lee Cattermole could also make his first appearance of the season, named on the bench after injury.

  278. 1424: 
    CLOSE!- Norwich 0-1 Aston Villa

    Norwich are still in this game, though, and they know they just need a lucky break to get level. They almost get it when Russell Martin's cross-shot from the right hits Ciaran Clark and flies goalwards, but the ball ends up flashing just over the bar. Ten minutes to go and Villa are still on course for their first Premier League clean sheet of 2013.

  279. 1424: 
    LINE-UPS- Newcastle v Hull (1500 BST)

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

    Hull: McGregor, Elmohamady, Chester, Davies, Rosenior, Livermore, Huddlestone, Quinn, Brady, Graham, Aluko. Subs: Bruce, Meyler, Boyd, Sagbo, Harper, Faye, Proschwitz.

    Referee: Martin Atkinson (W Yorkshire)

  280.   
    MOTD's Conor McNamara at St James' Park

    "Just interviewed Steve Bruce: 'Maybe it's written in the stars that Danny Graham will score today, local Geordie lad & all.'"

  281.   
    BBC Final Score

    Final Score is about to get under way on the Red Button at 1430 BST and will be on BBC One from 1530 BST, Jason Mohammad joined by Martin Keown and Dion Dublin.

  282.  
    Liverpool v Southampton (1500 BST)

    Liverpool make three changes from the side that started at Swansea in midweek as Daniel Agger, Kolo Toure, and Iago Aspas come in for Andre Wisdom, Jose Enrique, and Philippe Coutinho. That means the Reds back line is made up of four centre-backs.

    Southampton are unchanged from the 0-0 home draw against West Ham last weekend, so Rickie Lambert and Dani Osvaldo lead the line with support from Adam Lallana and Jay Rodriguez.

  283.  
    LINE-UPS- West Brom v Sunderland (1500 BST)

    West Brom: Myhill, Billy Jones, McAuley, Olsson, Ridgewell, Mulumbu, Morrison, Amalfitano, Sessegnon, Sinclair, Anelka. Subs: Popov, Yacob, Rosenberg, Camp, Lugano, Anichebe, Berahino.

    Sunderland: Westwood, Celustka, Diakite, O'Shea, Colback, Johnson, Gardner, Ki, Giaccherini, Borini, Fletcher. Subs: Altidore, Ba, Cuellar, Mannone, Ji, Cattermole, Mavrias.

    Referee: Phil Dowd (Staffordshire)

  284.   
    MOTD's Guy Mowbray at Anfield

    "It'll be Sakho at left back, Toure at right back - a full back 4 of centre backs!"

  285.  
    Newcastle v Hull (1500 BST)

    Newcastle are unchanged after recording successive victories. Hatem Ben Arfa has had more shots than any other Premier League player this season and he'll be looking to for his third goal of the campaign With other teams around them not playing until later in the weekend a high scoring win for the Magpies could see them top the table.

    Hull City make two changes to the 11 that started the 1-1 draw with Cardiff City. Skipper Robert Koren has been ruled out for up to five weeks with a foot injury and defender Maynor Figueroa is on compassionate leave. They are replaced by Liam Rosenior and Stephen Quinn.

  286.  
    GET INVOLVED- Text 81111

    Neil L, via text on 81111: Aspas in for Coutinho? Why?! Brendan saw Luis Alberto's hat-trick midweek for the U21's, the Lad Needs Game Time! Aspas isn't strong enough.

    James, Hartpury: Can anyone tell me why Liverpool have selected 4 centre backs? Surely Lambert away from home isn't that dangerous...

    Raj, Birmingham: Liverpool playing four centre backs?!?! Didn't know that was possible! Interesting to see the formation....

  287. 1420: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Norwich 0-1 Aston Villa

    Villa's third and final change is a defensive one - Yacouba Sylla replaces Aleksandar Tonev.

    The visitors are still getting forward, mind, and it takes a sliding challenge from Ryan Bennett to divert Nicklas Helenius's shot into the side-netting.

  288. 1420: 
    GOAL- England Women 6-0 Belarus - Eniola Aluko

    England are just vandalising this Belarus defence. Natasha Dowie turns provider with a cute little square ball allowing Eniola Aluko to tap in from six yards.

  289. 1420: 
    GOAL- England Women 5-0 Belarus - Natasha Dowie

    Natasha Dowie, on as a substitute, heads in a rebound after her own header had thudded back off the bar to put England further in front. Karen Carney supplied the cross.

  290. 1419: 
    Norwich 0-1 Aston Villa

    At last, Norwich have a chance to put a decent delivery into the Villa box. They win a free-kick for handball right on the edge of the box, and try a clever one, with Rob Snodgrass slipping the ball back for Anthony Pilkington, who has burst out of a crowd of players in the box.

    It's well-worked but ends with a poor finish - Pilkington slices his shot off target.

  291. 1417: 
    Norwich 0-1 Aston Villa

    Still no penetration from Norwich, and it is Aston Villa who are carving out the best chances - we know how much they love playing on the break.

    Aleksandar Tonev has had a couple of shots from distance for the visitors, but has not managed to test John Ruddy yet.

  292.  
    LINE-UPS- West Ham v Everton (1500 BST)

    West Ham: Jaaskelainen, O'Brien, Collins, Reid, Rat, Diame, Noble, Morrison, Nolan, Jarvis, Maiga. Subs: McCartney, Tomkins, Collison, Vaz Te, Adrian, Taylor, Petric.

    Everton: Howard, Coleman, Jagielka, Distin, Baines, Osman, Barry, Naismith, Barkley, Mirallas, Jelavic. Subs: Robles, Heitinga, Oviedo, Deulofeu, McCarthy, Lukaku, Stones.

    Referee: Lee Mason (Lancashire)

  293. 1413:  
    Clive Allen, BBC Radio 5 live at Carrow RoadNorwich 0-1 Aston Villa

    "The difference from Villa's point of view is without Benteke and the pace of Agbonlahor they desperately need the two big centre forwards to hold the ball up and relieve some pressure."

    You can listen to commentary of this match on Radio 5 live.

  294. 1413: 
    BREAKING NEWS- Newcastle v Hull (1500 BST)

    Hull City are forced into two changes. Robert Koren and Maynor Figueroa are out and Liam Rosenior and Stephen Quinn are in.

  295. 1413: 
    Norwich 0-1 Aston Villa

    Christian Benteke is back out on the Villa bench, looking sharp in his purple tracksuit. We won't know how serious the injury he sustained in the first half is until we speak to Paul Lambert afterwards, but the good news for Villa fans is that he was chatting away with his team-mates and smiling a lot. The bad news is that he had a pair of crutches next to him.

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As It Stood Table

Last updated 22 Sep 2013 UK

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

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