Premier League, featuring Man City, Man Utd and Liverpool

Text commentary as Manchester United beat Sunderland after Liverpool go top of the table and Manchester City overcome Everton.

5 October 2013 Last updated at 20:05

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As it happened

  1. 2004: 

    That's that from us for the night then - see you all back here tomorrow. Laters.

  2. 2003: 
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    Nathan Drake: Jones did alright but with a few (ahem) mistakes. England has bigger problems. They wasted Scholes for crying out loud!

    Shohidur Rahman: I don't see why Cleverley keeps on getting picked. Was truly awful and has been for a while.

  3. 2003: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Cardiff 1-2 Newcastle
    Alan Pardew

    Newcastle manager Alan Pardew: "I think it was an important win, on Monday night [against Everton] we let ourselves down as a group and we wanted to put it right.

    "The first half was as good as I have seen us play, even going back to the year we finished fifth, we locked them in, we had a more offensive look to us.

    "We did not play as well in the second half but we at least showed resilience that when the home team put pressure on us we can cope with it."

  4. 2002:  
    MOTD's Steve Wilson at the Etihad StadiumMan City 3-1 Everton

    "A victory for Manchester City and first league defeat of the season for Everton. A really entertaining game. City keeper Joe Hart had a mixed afternoon. He would not have been happy with the goal he let in but he was fine after that. Alvaro Negredo's equaliser for City was the turning point and the home side deserved the win in the end."

  5. 2001:  
    MOTD's Jonathan Pearce at AnfieldLiverpool 3-1 Crystal Palace

    "A handsome home win by Liverpool, built around the SAS combination. Luis Suarez putting them ahead after 14 minutes, he had a huge role to play, and Daniel Sturridge with the second three minutes later, they were almost unplayable in that section of the game. Steven Gerrard stroked in a third from the penalty spot and although Palace pulled one back with young Dwight Gayle heading in at the near post, it was too little, too late for them."

  6. 2001:  
    MOTD's John Motson at Craven CottageFulham 1-0 Stoke

    "Martin Jol gets a win against his predecessor and he has Darren Bent to thank for it. That could bring some calm to Fulham and give them some sort of foothold in the season. The win is an absolute lifeline."

  7. 2000: 

    Manchester United end the day six points off the top, which is a lot better for them than it looked at one stage.

    Here's the lowdown on today's games...

  8. 2000: 
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    Andrew Kemp: Being mediocre as a manager passes to the players. See the way the champion players of 2012 perform under Moyes: Mediocre.

    Paul Humphreys: Don't know why people are criticising United fans for their team winning, doesn't matter who its against surely?

    Steven Griffiths: People writing off 21 year old England Internationals. Baffling.

  9. 1953: 
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    Sam in Coventry on text: Is Januzaj to Moyes what Giggs was to Fergie...i hope so.

    John in London: Utds best midfield is Carrick Fellaini Kagawa and Januzaj.

  10. 1951: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Sunderland 1-2 Man Utd
    David Moyes

    Manchester United manager David Moyes: "I thought we played well with the exception of the opening five or 10 minutes. I am pleased we have won, I am not going to get too excited. At the moment we scored, we needed it but I wasn't getting too low. I thought it was exciting and I enjoyed it today."

    On Adnan Januzaj: "He is a wonderful player, he is someone who we think a lot of. I have tried to get him in the team over the last few weeks but for various reasons it did not happen.

    "He is a really good player, he can do most things and play in lots of different positions. He is a real talent. I gave Wayne Rooney and Ross Barkley their debuts at Everton and he is certainly in their category too."

  11. 1949: 
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    Johnny Magrinho: Anyone remember when Phil Jones was touted as the next long term England captain? What on earth happened? Waste of potential!

    Steve Jeffery: Need a midfield 3 of Kagawa, Fellani and Carrick with RVP, Rooney and Welbeck/Januzaj up top. No more Cleverly, please!

    Steve: Worrying to see United fans describing Cleverly as 'not up-to it' when Hodgson is fixated with having him in the England team.

  12. 1948: 
    Sunderland 1-2 Man Utd

    Despite the win today, this continues to be Manchester United's worst start to a Premier League season. They now have 10 points from their opening seven games. Their previous worst record was 11 points in 2002-03 - although they still won the title, five points clear of runners-up Arsenal.

  13. 1948: 

    Here comes David Moyes - I'll bring you his reaction shortly.

  14. 1945: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Sunderland 1-2 Man Utd
    Kevin Ball

    Sunderland caretaker manager Kevin Ball: "I thought the first half we worked every so well. I thought we deserved the goal and we had a couple more chances.

    "Half time comes but you are aware that the opposition will come out firing in the second half and that is what they did. In the Premier League you need to take your chances."

    On his own future: "I am going to speak to the powers that be and find out how they want to take things forward and see what happens then."

  15. 1944: 
    SUPER LEAGUE

    It's got Joey Barton excited, and the Grand Final of the Super League season is into the final 15 minutes.

    Who will come out on top - Wigan or Warrington?

    Follow the live text commentary of the Super League Grand Final to find out...

  16. 1943: 
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    David Baxter: For all utd's doom and gloom they are now only 3 points off of 3rd place.

    Dilan: What's also fantastic about Januzaj is that he plays without fear which is the biggest barrier for young talented players.

    Fillipe Vasquez: Kagawa is not a central midfielder-never has been. Cleverly was not preferred to him; Rooney and Januzaj (rightly) were.

  17. 1942:  
    MOTD presenter Gary Lineker

    "Adnan Januzaj should be allowed to stay up past his normal bedtime to watch #MOTD tonight."

  18. 1941: 
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    Alan in Nottingham via text: Cleverley's selection is baffling, but why the hate for Jones and Smalling?

    Geoff: Hodgson is on Match of the Day; surely he has got to pick Carrick for the qualifiers.

    Arnie, Sunderland: Re. Dan - so we shouldn't celebrate winning? Liverpool beat Palace at home and their fans have them winning the league!

  19. 1939: 
    PLAYER REACTION- Sunderland 1-2 Man Utd
    Adnan Januzaj and Michael Carrick

    Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick, speaking about Adnan Januzaj: "He is at the right place and he is going to learn an awful lot here. He has a great chance, he has really gone up a level over pre-season."

  20. 1938: 
    Sunderland 1-2 Man Utd

    Adnan Januzaj is currently the same price in Fantasy Football as Aston Villa reserve Marc Albrighton. I wonder how many people will be hitting the virtual transfer market after that display?

  21. 1936: 
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    Manchester United manager David Moyes

    Keith Reeves: So Utd beat the bottom club and they're going to win the league, Liverpool do it and they are also-rans.

    Usama Zafar: Hope this win would be the starting point of a glorious Moyes and Januzaj Era ...

    Andrew Priestley: Moyes deserves a lot of credit for starting Januzaj tonight. Under pressure but took a risk. The risk paid off, handsomely!

  22. 1933: 

    Surely £28m man Marouane Fellaini is the midfield partner for Michael Carrick?

  23. 1933: 
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    Craig Malpass: Will coming back from a goal down begin to ease the cynics over-reactive calls for #MoyesOut? For me it's always been #MoyesIn.

    Kyun Ngui: Phhheeewww. Important for Utd to win today. Lose & Moyes' future would be hanging by a thread. Hope this is the turning point.

    Morris Mensah: Good win for Moyes. But still need to find a better partner for Carrick. TC 23 is just not up to it. Kagawa maybe?

  24. 1932: 
    FULL-TIME STATS- Sunderland 1-2 Man Utd
    Sunderland v Man Utd

    It looks comprehensive on paper, and in the end it was fairly comfortable for Manchester United, but that David De Gea save late in the first half was ultimately crucial.

  25. 1930: 
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    Dan in Essex via text: United fans singing from the rooftops after a win against a side bottom of the league! How the mighty have fallen...

    Dave, Chichester: De Gea was selected in the PL team of the season last year for a reason...

    Terry, London: Kagawa frozen out again? What does he have to do to get on the pitch? Play him or lose him.

  26. 1928: 
    CHAMPIONSHIP RESULT- Brighton 1-3 Nottingham Forest

    Forest hold on to win 3-1 at Brighton, despite on-loan Chelsea man Nathaniel Chalobah being sent-off for two bookings with over 20 minutes to go.

    That win lifts Forest up to fourth.

  27. 1927: 
    MOTD RUNNING ORDER

    Here it is, Match of the Day is on at 2230 tonight with Messrs. Lineker, Hodgson & Shearer.

    1.Sun/MU, 2.M.City/Eve, 3.L'pool/Palace, 4.Car/N'castle, 5.Fulham/Stoke, 6.Hull/Villa

  28. 1926: 
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    Luke: Is Hodgson watching? No Jones, Smalling or Cleverley in any future England set-up please. We need to win.

    Chris Rod: Maybe if England drops cleverly United decides to drop him too. Tired of all his lack of quality. Mediocre at best.

    Simao B: Did Cleverly just pass up the chance of an open goal?! Probably scared he'd miss it and complete a miserable day.

  29. 1925: 
    Sunderland 1-2 Man Utd

    So two decent performances under Kevin Ball for Sunderland but ultimately two defeats and the Black Cats remain at the foot of the table on one point after seven games.

    They are already six points away from safety. Whoever is given that job has a big ask on their hands.

  30. 1924: 
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    James Whittaker: Everyone is talking about Januzaj... Yet nobody is remembering that De Gea is the reason we are still in this match!

    Wolfy: Januzaj was immense but let's not forget De Gea's insane save.

    UnSimpleSimon: What happened to RVP? Why is Rooney suddenly non-performing? Who is to blame?

  31. 1924: 
    Sunderland 1-2 Man Utd

    David Moyes looks calm as he shakes hands with Kevin Ball but he must have been rocked at half-time. Moyes sends Adnan Januzaj to salute the travelling fans, the youngster has won this game for his club.

  32. 1923: 
    FULL-TIME- Sunderland 1-2 Man Utd
  33. 1922: 
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    Brendan in Manchester via text: One good game? He was brilliant through the pre-season tour, and when he has come on as sub. No comparison with Macheda. This is the real deal - and we have to keep him.

    Will, Exeter: If RVP had two feet he might have been the best striker ever.

    Jay from West London: Finally we have a player since CR who deserves the number 7 shirt.

  34. 1922: 
    PENALTY APPEAL- Sunderland 1-2 Man Utd

    Keiren Westwood causes havoc in the penalty area and Sunderland want a penalty but the ball hits Wayne Rooney's thigh - not hands. That should be that.

  35. 1919: 

    Richard [1919] may be interested to learn that Michael Carrick has had 120 touches in this game - the next best is Rafael's 85.

    Sunderland have a corner in stoppage-time and the keeper is up...

  36. 1919: 
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    Hisham Alkooheji: United shouldn't be content with a possible 2-1 victory over Sunderland.. They should push for more goals..

    Richard: Januzaj will take all the headlines but Carrick has had another good, quietly efficient game.

    Neel Lohith: Still cannot get my head around how Cleverley is chosen over Bundesliga player of the season Kagawa.

  37. 1917: 
    INJURY TIME- Sunderland 1-2 Man Utd

    FIVE minutes added on. Can Sunderland find a leveller?

  38. 1915: 
    SITTER!- Sunderland 1-2 Man Utd

    Oh dear! Robin van Persie misses a sitter, running on to a cute pass from substitute Antonio Valencia but poking his shot wide at the near post. A collectors' item of a miss.

  39. 1915: 
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    Wale Ibraheem: United are leading on the individual brilliance of Januzaj..as a team they are awful.

    Vivian T. Mashavave: Dear Mr. Moyes, plz give Adnan Januzaj whatever his agent asks for!!!!

    Hisham Alkooheji: Januzaj is a good prospect, still very young & could make better decisions, he needs more experience of course

  40. 1914: 
    Sunderland 1-2 Man Utd

    In an office yards away from me here in our Salford HQ, England manager Roy Hodgson looks on nervously as Wayne Rooney goes down holding his ankle. England do not need that, but after a spell on his haunches I think the forward is OK.

  41. 1913: 
    FINAL FIVE- Sunderland 1-2 Man Utd

    Into the last five minutes, with Sunderland having their best spell of the half. Wayne Rooney limps away from a tackle...

  42. 1912: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Sunderland 1-2 Man Utd

    Rafael makes a gutsy clearance from the toes of John O'Shea but then has to come off, with Chris Smalling coming on at right-back.

  43. 1912: 
    Mike Sewell, BBC Radio 5 live from the Stadium of LightSunderland 1-2 Man Utd

    "Sunderland have upped their game as they try to seek a equaliser late on."

  44. 1911: 
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    Rob in Newbury via text: Now let's get Powell back... Bring Zaha along... Lingard...

    Tom in Lincoln: Januzaj plays one good game and everyone saying he's the next big thing? What happened to Macheda...

    Matt Bickerton: Let's not get carried away now, we all remember Macheda.

  45. 1909: 
    Sunderland 1-2 Man Utd

    Sunderland fans awake after a spell of utter Manchester United dominance. They win a corner off the head of Phil Jones but it is cleared, substitute Seb Larsson then puts the ball back in and it almost finds Jozy Altidore but Nemanja Vidic gets it right this time, clearing away well.

  46. 1909: 
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    Vikram Mishra: Just what the world needed, another awesome Belgian player. Hope they qualifiy for the World cup!

    Tom Holmes: Sunderland getting desperate as Wickham comes on. Need to put pressure on United their back four (Jones aside) looks very shaky.

    Jo Shaw: Don't be silly @bbcfootball Adnan Januzaj isn't (soon to be) English, or likely to play for Belgium. He's Kosovan & will play for Albania.

  47. 1908: 
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    Steve in London via text: Januzaj! ... is what Rooney used to be when he first came to Man U... Fearless!

    Joe, Cambridge: A wonderful display from Januzaj does not cover Man Utd's deficiencies. Their squad is simply not strong enough to make the top four.

  48. 1907: 
    YELLOW CARD- Sunderland 1-2 Man Utd

    Danny Welbeck is cleaned out by former team-mate John O'Shea as he charges through a fatigued midfield. United cruising this now.

  49. 1905: 
    HAPPY HATTERS FAN
    John Still

    Here's something you don't hear every day - Luton Town boss John Still invited a critical supporter into his side's post-match huddle following Saturday's dramatic 4-3 win over Halifax.

    Hatters fan Mark Baldwin had an altercation with captain Ronnie Henry after a win over Lincoln two weeks ago.

    He told BBC Three Counties Radio: "It was one of the best days of my life.

    "I didn't have a clue it was going to happen. John said 'I think you're a brilliant fan, I want you to have a few words with the players'."

  50. 1905: 
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    Dan via text: No prizes for guessing Adnan Januzaj's nationality. Belgium have an absolute monopoly on young talent at the moment.

    Ben, Huntingdon: Unfortunately Kagawa has landed at the wrong club, at the wrong time and is played in the wrong position. Why buy an advanced midfielder when you have a great striker in Rooney who drops deep to take the position. Utd need two great box to boxers, but Ince and Keane are too old...

  51. 1904: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Sunderland 1-2 Man Utd

    Much applause around the Stadium of Light as Danny Welbeck - who spent a season on loan at Sunderland - comes on in place of Nani, while gamechanger Adnan Januzaj is replaced by Antonio Valencia.

    Shinji Kagawa remains benched.

  52. 1902: 
    AS IT STANDS- Sunderland 1-2 Man Utd

    Into the final 15 minutes then.

    Premier League table

    Those quick goals have left Sunderland at the bottom of the table, while Manchester United are up to ninth.

  53. 1901:  
    BBC Sport Chief Football Writer Phil McNulty at the Stadium of LightSunderland 1-2 Man Utd

    "Sunderland have lost their way - at least for now. Manchester United in control - and how important was that brilliant first half save from David de Gea?"

  54. 1901: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Fulham 1-0 Stoke
    Mark Hughes

    Stoke City boss Mark Hughes: "We cannot really believe we lost. We were totally in control but two key decisions didn't go for us and they were two stonewall penalties in my view.

    "I was really disappointed that we did not get those key decisions. The timing of the key decisions affected the shape and outcome of the game.

    "I thought we were positive and were really trying to go for the win and maybe were guilty of trying to be too positive."

  55. 1900: 
    Sunderland 1-2 Man Utd

    The new Giggs? Or the new Macheda? Time will tell of course but Adnan Januzaj has had a massive impact on his full Premier League debut.

    This game is petering out now as Wayne Rooney shoots over from 15 yards.

  56. 1859:  
    Gary Lineker, BBC Sport

    "Speaking with Roy in the office there is a possibility Januzaj could qualify to play for England from 2015."

    I wonder if he'll get called up by Belgium before then? Don't forget that Roy Hodgson is on MOTD tonight from 2230 BST.

  57. 1857: 
    Sunderland 1-2 Man Utd

    Norwich City midfielder Anthony Pilkington: Wow this Januzaj is some player! What a finish that is!!!

  58. 1857: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Hull 0-0 Aston Villa
    Steve Bruce

    Hull manager Steve Bruce: "There was a real lack of clear cut chances and for me, it had nil nil written all over it from the first 10 minutes. We've won a couple at home now and drawn a couple so we'll take the point and move on."

  59. 1856: 
    CHAMPIONSHIP UPDATE- Brighton 1-3 Nottingham Forest

    Whatever Billy Davies said to his Nottingham Forest players at the break seems to have worked. They went into the interval 1-0 down, but Henri Lansbury's double, sandwiched by Darius Henderson's strike, has put Forest into a comfortable lead.

  60. 1856: 
    Sunderland 1-2 Man Utd

    Pub quiz fans will be pleased to learn that Adnan Januzaj is the 81st different player to score a goal for Manchester United in the history of the Premier League. Name 'em all...

    Back on the pitch, we are into the last 20 minutes. There's been nothing to suggest that the home side are capable of a response yet. Can they find another gear?

  61. 1854: 
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    Manchester United forward Adnan Januzaj scores against Sunderland

    Ben Aitkenhead: Oh my goodness. That is sensational. 18 years old!! Wow

    Paul Thompson: Remember the name....Adnan Januzaj! First class strike, this lad can play!

    Andrew Priestley: Adnan Januzaj, the future of Manchester United Football Club. David Moyes; please, please build your team around this young lad.

  62. 1853: 
    Sunderland 1-2 Man Utd

    Adnan Januzaj is out of contract at the end of the season. Reckon he's on for a payrise?

  63. 1852:  
    Chief football writer Phil McNulty at Stadium of LightSunderland 1-2 Man Utd

    "Adnan Januzaj's brilliance has deflated the atmosphere at The Stadium of Light. There has been plenty of noise about how good he is - now everyone has seen it for themselves as he has turned this game around for Manchester United and David Moyes."

  64. 1852: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Cardiff 1-2 Newcastle
    Malky Mackay

    Cardiff manager Malky Mackay paid tribute to the impact England Under-21 international Jordon Mutch had for Cardiff in the 2-1 defeat to Newcastle.

    "He is a top young talent and he is only 21 years old," said Mackay "We have been bringing him through gently and he is someone who is learning all the time.

    "He came off the bench last week and scored a good goal but I thought he really took this game by the scruff off the neck. I know the potential he has got and he is going to be a top, top player.

    "He is learning and is learning all the facets of the game. He showed the firepower he has got out there."

  65. 1851: 
    Sunderland 1-2 Man Utd

    You have to say the response from Manchester United since the break has been superb. Young Adnan Januzaj will get all of the headlines but credit is due to David Moyes.

  66. 1850: 
    Sunderland 1-2 Man Utd

    Infostrada Sport: 1-1: Adnan Januzaj is the 5th youngest PL scorer for United at 18yrs 242days. He is behind Macheda, Welbeck, Rafael and Powell.

  67. 1850:  
    Gary Lineker, BBC SportSunderland 1-2 Man Utd

    "A young man with a big future scores a big goal for United. And credit must go to Moyes for selecting Januzaj in spite lack of experience."

  68. 1848: 
    GOAL- Sunderland 1-2 Man Utd - Adnan Januzaj (61 mins)

    Permission to get excited about a young player? Granted.

    What a goal this is! Nani crosses from the right, John O'Shea can only half clear with a header towards Adnan Januzaj, and the youngster sends a volley flying back into the far corner with one effortless swing of the left peg. A very, very good finish indeed!

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    Adnan Januzaj

    Richard: NOW! United! Take control of the game, up the pace and WIN!

    David Broome: The young lad deserved that, he has been United's best player by far.

    Thomas Stirk: Great team goal from United, let's see them push for the win now Sunderland's confidence will slowly decrease

  70. 1846: 
    AS IT STANDS- Sunderland 1-1 Man Utd
    Premier League table

    That goal has sent Sunderland back to the bottom of the table, while Manchester United are now up to 12th place on eight points.

  71. 1845: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Sunderland 1-1 Man Utd

    Patrice Evra whips in a cross for Robin van Persie - saved! His left-footed effort is hit well but Keiren Westwood goes the right way to make a stop. United looking dangerous now as those Sunderland legs begin to fade.

  72. 1844: 
    Sunderland 1-1 Man Utd

    How do the sides react now then? Last week, Manchester United levelled against West Brom but then had a torrid 10 minutes, hardly having a touch, and it was Albion who scored the third goal.

  73. 1841: 
    GOAL- Sunderland 1-1 Man Utd - Adnan Januzaj (55 mins)

    Cool as you like, 18-year-old Adnan Januzaj silences the Stadium of Light with his first Manchester United goal. Nani gets away on the left of the penalty area and picks out Januzaj in space, the Belgian calmly side-footing home from 15 yards. An equally calm reaction from David Moyes, who looks as if he always knew that goal was coming.

    Adnan Januzaj scores Man Utd's equaliser
  74. 1840: 
    YELLOW CARD- Sunderland 1-0 Man Utd

    Chris Foy goes into the crowd's bad books. Craig Gardner handballs on the edge of the Manchester United box, Foy gives the free-kick but then only becomes interested in booking Gardner after he is surrounded by Manchester United players.

    That is a definite booking though.

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    Mike in Polesworth on text: Tom Cleverly is about as much use as a chocolate Tom Cleverly.

    Ivor, Liverpool fan: This season just gets better and better. Been waiting years for this.

    John in London: Can't believe Cleverly before Kagawa. Cleverly passes sideways or backwards at least Kagawa tries to go forward.

  76. 1838: 
    Sunderland 1-0 Man Utd

    Jozy Altidore is all over Nemanja Vidic, winning a big header at the back post, but after it's scrambled away a poor pass from Ki sung-Yueng brings the move to an end. The longer this goes on you sense that Sunderland and their fans will grow more and more nervous, whereas United are used to scoring late.

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    Danny from Luton via text: Everyone knew SAF managed to make an average team play like a brilliant team and unfortunately Moyes doesn't have that. The transfer window was his time to stamp his name on the squad and he hasn't.. January is a long, long way away.

    Graham Fulcher: Premier Football. 7 games into the season and already every team in the Premier league has lost a match. I remember after 2004 some people tried to downplay the Invincibles saying it would become frequent to go unbeaten in the area of big team dominance. Still the greatest achievement in English top league football.

  78. 1835: 
    YELLOW CARD- Sunderland 1-0 Man Utd

    ...but it's a yellow card for Adnan Januzaj for diving! Replays suggest that referee Chris Foy got that spot on. David Moyes was critical of Ashley Young a few weeks ago, will he follow suit again?

  79. 1835: 
    PENALTY APPEAL- Sunderland 1-0 Man Utd

    Now then! Adnan Januzaj weaves into the penalty area and goes to ground...

  80. 1832: 
    KICK-OFF- Sunderland 1-0 Man Utd

    There are no changes for United, and we are back under way.

  81. 1831: 
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    Isaac Wolofar: As a United fan, this is coming to the point where we'll have to get into the streets and strike till Fergie comes back!

    Miracle Roch: I honestly believe Man Utd will win the league under Moyes next season. They'll face stiff competition from Brighton & Watford.

    Adam Holland: In Moyes I trust, people criticising after 7 league games is a joke, takes time to find your best team and set it up

  82. 1830: 
    CH-CH-CH-CHANGES?- Sunderland 1-0 Man Utd

    With the likes of Antonio Valencia, Danny Welbeck, Shinji Kagawa, Ryan Giggs and Javier Hernandez on the bench, will David Moyes change it up at the break? The teams are about to return so we'll find out.

  83. 1826: 
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    Nemanja Vidic

    Allan Abbas: Moyes always a slow starter. Any season did his Everton start on high? I dont remember? Keep Calm Utd fans.

    Ed Gutteridge: There's only one thing worse than the form of this United side and that's the attitude of a bunch of our fans. Fools.

    Sam Muchai: Like a knife slicing through butter. That's the equivalent of how easy it is to get through the Man United defence.

  84. 1826: 
    CHAMPIONSHIP UPDATE

    Half time at the AMEX Stadium and Brighton are beating Nottingham Forest 1-0 thanks to an Andrew Crofts goal. Brighton have been much the better side throughout, although have looked vulnerable on the break, something Forest will need to exploit if they are to take anything from the game.

  85. 1826: 

    The last time United lost three Premier League games in a row was December 2001, Liverpool were top and Arsenal were second. Just like now.

    Interestingly, that run came after Sir Alex Ferguson had announced that he would retire at the end of the season.

    What happened next? Arsenal went on to win the double.

  86. 1823:  
    Jacqui Oatley, BBC Radio 5 liveFulham 1-0 Stoke

    Jacqui Oatley: Martin Jol honest and entertaining in his @BBCMOTD interview. Admits Stoke were better side, his team didn't perform. Relief!!!

  87. 1822: 
    PLAYER REACTION- Man City 3-1 Everton

    Everton striker Romelu Lukaku after their 3-1 defeat to Manchester City: "The run has come to end but we have to keep on working because a lot of great things are ahead of us :-)"

  88. 1821: 
    Sunderland 1-0 Man Utd

    If Manchester United lose this game they will equal the worst start after seven games by defending Premier League champions.

    Blackburn also had a record of two wins, a draw and four defeats in 1995-96. If, if, if...

  89. 1820: 
    GET INVOLVED- Sunderland 1-0 Man Utd

    Chris Scheffel: I have said so many times in the past 5 years that Man Utd didn't have the team to be champions. Without SAF finally true?

    David Ljunggren: I thought Palace were bad against Liverpool but Man Utd are giving them a run for their money in the underperformance stakes.

    David: Carrick and Cleverly as a pair are awful. No pace, incision or biting tackles. Why did United let Pogba go?!

  90. 1819:  
    BBC Sport Chief Football Writer Phil McNulty at the Stadium of LightSunderland 1-0 Man Utd

    "Sunderland depart to a hugely deserved ovation from the Stadium of Light at half-time. Kevin Ball's side have worked so hard for their lead and but for a moment of inspiration from David De Gea could be further ahead. Manchester United have been dreadful at the back and in midfield Michael Carrick and the anonymous - yet again - Tom Cleverley have done nothing to influence this game."

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    Sunderland caretaker boss Kevin Ball with David Moyes in the background

    Luke in Somerset on text: You would never guess Sunderland were the managerless team here.

    Alex, a Newcastle fan in Derby: Can't blame Moyes for this, Utd won the title last season, and surely you don't forget that overnight regardless of the man at the top? Players need to step up and play like 'champions' not 'championship'

  92. 1818: 
    HALF-TIME STATS- Sunderland 1-0 Man Utd
    Sunderland

    Manchester United may have had the lions' share of that first-half possession, but it was their rustiness at the back which has been the major problem.

  93. 1817: 
    HALF-TIME- Sunderland 1-0 Man Utd
  94. 1817: 
    Sunderland 1-0 Man Utd

    Sunderland could have had three in his first half. Will they rue those chances?

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    Andy on text: In the end united will be fine, same old story new boss adjustment need, give the boss a break.

    David, Aberdeen: Champs to Chumps in 4 months. Cheers Moyes.

    Narek in London: Why are Nani and Januzaj in the centre? What happened to the wings?

  96. 1813: 
    CLOSE!- Sunderland 1-0 Man Utd

    What a chance! Sunderland should score again as Adam Johnson runs right through a desperate lunge from Nemanja Vidic to reach the goalmouth, but he has two men free for a cutback and pings a poor ball to Emanuele Giaccherini. It makes his shot much harder to control and the Italian balloons it over the top.

    Just roll it on the deck AJ, roll it! Dearie me...

  97. 1811: 
    YELLOW CARD- Sunderland 1-0 Man Utd

    A booking which sums up the first half so far. Wayne Rooney's touch is heavy, Craig Gardner is alert and alive to nick it off his toes and Rooney then charges after him and brings him down from behind. Sunderland's huff and puff in the middle third has been excellent.

  98. 1811: 
    Mike Sewell, BBC Radio 5 LiveSunderland 1-0 Man Utd

    "It could easily have been 2-0 to Sunderland. David De Gea has produced one of the saves of the season to keep out Emanuele Giaccherini's header."

  99. 1810: 
    CHAMPIONSHIP UPDATE- Brighton 1-0 Nottm Forest

    There is a late game in the Championship, with Nottingham Forest at Brighton and the home side have taken the lead, Andrew Crofts getting down low to head home, 1-0.

  100. 1810: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Sunderland 1-0 Man Utd

    This is more like it, as Wayne Rooney drops off deep to start a slick passing move, Michael Carrick and Robin van Persie are involved before Adnan Januzaj has another shot which is again blocked by a defender.

    Nani then cannons in a shot which Keiren Westwood beats clear at his near post. Can Sunderland hang on?

  101. 1808:  
    BBC Sport Chief Football Writer Phil McNulty at the Stadium of LightSunderland 1-0 Man Utd

    "Sunderland looking to hit Jozy Altidore early and the striker's sheer physical strength is posing problems. Nemanja Vidic, no shrinking violet himself, has been comprehensively cleaned out a couple of times and it is not often you can say that."

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    Wambui Moses: A goal down and no signs of a response from manutd, worrying times for all united fans even for the most optimistic.

    James Ash: Looking at Evra's final ball, you can see why Moyes was desperate to get Baines in.

    Will Moores: No one breaking up the play for United because Rooney is being selfish not playing in the role he should be.

  103. 1808: 
    Sunderland 1-0 Man Utd

    Desperate defending from Sunderland this time as Wayne Rooney is almost picked out by Robin van Persie but a red and white shirt is there to clear the lines. Into the last 10 minutes of the opening period now, it's flown by.

  104. 1806: 
    Sunderland 1-0 Man Utd

    Is it too late for David Moyes to register himself as a player?

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    Simon Karikari: I really like Moyes but if we lose to Sunderland, I really will find it difficult to keep supporting him.

    Freddie Drapkin: Unlikely but Man U could be 18th at the end of the weekend. When was the last time they were in the relegation zone after 7?

    Aman Sheth: The defence looks toothless. No speed, power, positioning or strength in the United defence. This is going to be a long season

  106. 1803: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Sunderland 1-0 Man Utd

    What a save this is! Manchester United almost 2-0 down after a period of pure nerves at the back. Phil Jones needs to be introduced to Nemanja Vidic, they are playing like complete strangers.

    Adam Johnson puts in a cross which finds Emanuele Giaccherini totally free, and his header is only kept out by a sensational one-handed save from David De Gea. That was out of the top drawer.

  107. 1801: 
    Sunderland 1-0 Man Utd
    David Moyes

    Manchester United are beginning to crank up the pressure, but goalkeeper Keiren Westwood has come out well to claim two good crosses from the left.

    David Moyes can take some solace from the fact that he has only lost one of his 16 Premier League meetings with Sunderland, winning 11 of them.

  108. 1758: 
    Sunderland 1-0 Man Utd

    It's not all blood and thunder from Sunderland though, they string together a 25-pass or so move as Craig Gardner and Ki sung-Yueng link up smartly in the middle. They don't look short of confidence.

  109. 1756: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Hull 0-0 Aston Villa
    Paul Lambert

    Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert: "We had no doubts from the start that this was going to be tough and a point away from home anywhere in this league is something very valuable. I don't think either side did enough to win the game."

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    David in London via text: Not sure how you pronounce it but the gamble on Jacuzzi could leave Moyes in hot water!

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    We asked you earlier how to pronounce Manchester United's Adnan Januzaj's name:

    Ubaidullah Budye: Jan-you-zaj.

  112. 1754: 
    Sunderland 1-0 Man Utd

    Jozy Altidore and Romelu Lukaku have given the defences of both Manchester sides a tough day so far, and Nemanja Vidic looks as shaky in this opening 25 minutes as he did in the derby defeat to City. I'm not sure even David Moyes know his best centre-half partnership at the moment.

  113. 1754:  
    Former Tottenham striker Garth Crooks, on Final Score, BBC SportSunderland 1-0 Man Utd

    "Jozy Altidore is bullying Nemanja Vidic and I never thought I would say that. David Moyes looks a very worried man."

  114. 1753: 
    Sunderland 1-0 Man Utd

    Lee Catttermole hounds Nani into the dirt, before Adnan Januzaj has another shot from range, never threatening this time though. He is certainly not afraid to have a shot, the boy born in 1995...

  115. 1752: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Fulham 1-0 Stoke
    Martin Jol

    Fulham manager Martin Jol: "Relieved, emotional, whatever you want to call it, we needed those three points for sure. We realise we didn't play our best match but there is a lot of relief because we needed the points.

    "We couldn't keep the ball and couldn't pass. Although they looked better than us, they had a lot of chances from set pieces. For all their pressure they only had a few chances.

    "They could have a penalty and we could have had one as well.

    "We need wins and wins will give us more stability. I can cope with the pressure. The players realise that and, if the manager can cope with it, they can cope as well. Today we showed a great team spirit and fought like lions."

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    Scott McGrory: United started this poorly defensively last year too, difference was they were scoring 4 every game to counteract that.

    Like a Villas-Boas: Would Sir Alex really be doing any better right now as United manager? How much blame can really be put on Moyes?

    Daniel Hesse: Januzaj gave the ball away for the goal but has been far and away United's best attacking threat.

  117. 1751: 
    CLOSE!- Sunderland 1-0 Man Utd

    Closer - they are getting closer!

    Emanuele Giaccherini gives the ball away cheaply for Sunderland and it almost leads to an equaliser for Manchester United. Patrice Evra swings in an early cross which drops over the head of Jack Colback, and Nani connects with a stinging volley which flies just wide.

  118. 1749: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Liverpool 3-1 Crystal Palace

    Crystal Palace boss Ian Holloway on Liverpool's disputed penalty: "I've just seen it and I'm bemused. Was it outside the box and was it really a foul? If you want to compare it to anything, Jimmy Kebe is pulled much worse by Mamadou Sakho at the other end. If one is a penalty and one isn't I don't understand."

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    UnSimpleSimon: Thank goodness it's a goal 5 mins into the game. ManU have come back from early goals before...under a different manager....

    David Broome: Utd making every team they play look like world beaters right now. I wouldn't fancy them against the Dog and Duck on this form.

    Wallace Poulter: United have not had the best first team for a number of years - best squad yes, team no. But Ferguson was the difference.

  120. 1748:  
    Robbie Savage, BBC Final ScoreSunderland 1-0 Man Utd

    "I think there is a real danger that Manchester United will finish out of the top four this season."

  121. 1747: 
    CLOSE!- Sunderland 1-0 Man Utd

    However you say his name, it's clear that this kid is a threat. Lovely feet from Adnan Januzaj as he spins away from a defender on the edge of the D, and fires a shot just past the far post. Great effort.

  122. 1747: 
    PLAYER REACTION- Liverpool 3-1 Crystal Palace
    Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge

    Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge on Final Score. When asked if he was in the form of his life, he replied: "Yes, of course.

    "I have been given an opportunity to play in a position I've played all my life. The manager has given me a chance at Liverpool and I thank him for giving me the opportunity to show the world what I can do."

  123. 1744: 
    Sunderland 1-0 Man Utd

    This is better from Manchester United as Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney almost combine down the left-hand side of teh box but the England man strays offside before he can get on to the end of it.

    Adnan Januzaj has been quiet so far. I asked Everton fans for their pronunciation tips for Gerard Deulofeu the other night so I'll do the same here.

    How are we saying the Belgian's name? Jan-you-zaj? Yan-u-zai?

  124. 1743:  
    BBC Sport Chief Football Writer Phil McNulty at the Stadium of LightSunderland 1-0 Man Utd

    "Manchester United are being put under severe pressure by Sunderland - and are putting plenty of pressure on themselves with some dreadful defending. Phil Jones and Nemanja Vidic made a mess for Craig Gardner's goal and Jones needed to make a superb recovery after another mistake.

    "The Stadium of Light is awash with optimism and one thing is already clear, interim head coach Kevin Ball has certainly got the message across to Sunderland's players. Some real passion."

  125. 1742: 
    Sunderland 1-0 Man Utd

    When the fans are with Sunderland at the Stadium of Light it's an intense place to play. And they are really with their side today, as Lee Cattermole continues where he left off against Liverpool. He was superb in that game and has started well again, setting the tempo in midfield and giving Michael Carrick no time to breathe,

    Of course, Liverpool went on to win last weekend, and Manchester United have plenty of time to turn this one around yet...

  126.   
    Former Tottenham striker Garth Crooks, on Final Score, BBC SportSunderland 1-0 Man Utd

    "I am seeing Manchester United doing things that they weren't doing under Sir Alex. That is worrying for Manchester United fans."

  127. 1741:  
    Gary Lineker, BBC SportSunderland 1-0 Man Utd

    "Gardner digs a deeper hole for Moyes to climb out of."

  128. 1740: 
    AS IT STANDS
    Premier League

    A light at the end of the tunnel for Sunderland fans? The Black Cats are off the bottom as it stands, while Manchester United are still in the bottom eight.

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    Andrew Priestley: What a dreary, dreadful start from Manchester United. They need to respond, and fast!

    MITZVAH: Goshhh! Vidic with his second assist in just two matches....too horrendous.

    Santi: Hope Moyes didn't say in the dressing room before the game 'start as you mean to go on' this could be a long 90 minutes for utd

  130. 1738: 
    CLOSE!- Sunderland 1-0 Man Utd

    A big chance for Sunderland to go two up! Phil Jones is the one making the error this time, dawdling on the ball and being caught on the halfway line, Craig Gardner sprints clear and breaks into the area but can't decide whether to shoot or pass and in the end does neither, Jones recovering well to make the challenge.

    This United defence is a shambles in the opening stages.

  131. 1737: 
    CLOSE!- Sunderland 1-0 Man Utd

    Nani fires wide from 25 yards as a shell-shocked Manchester United try to recover from that start.

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    Meebz: Januzaj is a surprise. Let's hope its a pleasant one. C'mon United!!

    Jordan Mundy-Gill: Good to see Januzaj playing tonight, he looks a talent, but still can't understand why Kagawa isn't starting!?

    Jack of all trades: If man utd don't beat Sunderland they are going to struggle to get top 4. The defensive draw against Shaktar didn't impress anyone.

  133. 1736: 
    Sunderland 1-0 Man Utd

    The intensity of that start from Sudnerland was superb, they were the same against Liverpool, first to every second ball. Kevin Ball could not be doing more really could he?

  134. 1734: 
    GOAL- Sunderland 1-0 Man Utd - Craig Gardner (5 mins)

    What a start for Sunderland! Horrible from Nemanja Vidic as Emanuele Giaccherini's cross from the right is hooked out by Phil Jones to Vidic, but he can't deal with it, It cannons off his shins and into the path of Craig Gardner, who fires home in fine style from 12 yards.

    Craig Gardner celebrates scoring against Man Utd
  135. 1734: 
    KICK-OFF- Brighton 0-0 Nottm Forest

    And our late Championship game is also under way. Forest can go fourth with a win.

  136. 1733: 
    Sunderland 0-0 Man Utd

    Jozy Altidore uses his strength to cause Nemanja Vidic trouble in a bright early start for the home side before Lee Cattermole snaps into a challenge in midfield in familiar style.

  137. 1731:  
    Guy Mowbray, BBC Match of the Day commentator at the Stadium of LightSunderland 0-0 Man Utd

    "Both bosses seem incredibly relaxed pre kick off. Smiling & chatting - can tell Kevin Ball is enjoying being in charge of HIS club."

  138. 1730: 
    KICK-OFF- Sunderland 0-0 Man Utd

    Sunderland get us up and running...

  139. 1726: 
    PLAYER REACTION- Fulham 1-0 Stoke
    Martin Jol celebrates Fulham's late winner

    Fulham striker Darren Bent on BBC Radio 5 Live after scoring a late winner for Fulham against Stoke: "It is massive to hold on to the lead. Today is a building block, we go from there and move on. I am always confident, I know the quality of players we have and I know the position in the league we are in is false."

  140. 1725: 
    Sunderland v Man Utd (1730 BST)

    Manchester United in an all-blue change strip emerge from the tunnel at the Stadium of Light. Wayne Rooney is still wearing his padded headband, can he hurt Sunderland today?

  141. 1725: 
    PLAYER REACTION- Cardiff 1-2 Newcastle
    Tim Krul

    Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul: "It was a massive win. All week we have had pressure on us but we came out fighting and got three massive points. We've had to stick together because we've made some individual mistakes recently, but we've not been playing that badly. They put us under pressure but we defended well and created a lot of chances."

  142. 1723: 
    EUROPEAN ACTION

    It's been almost a year since Bayern Munich lost a league game - can Bayer Leverkusen be the side to end that run?

    Join our European live text commentary to find out. It is up and running.

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    Harry Morris: Derby 3-1 Leeds. Great result for Steve McClaren to start his journey at Derby. Exactly what they needed!

    Will Johnson: Luton's comeback against Halifax. 3-1 down and went on to win 4-3!

    Tom Holmes: At the moment it has to be Gillingham's 3-2 win vs MK Dons but if Sunderland can get anything against United they deserve it

  144. 1721:  
    Alan Shearer, BBC SportCardiff 1-2 Newcastle

    "It was a big performance from Newcastle and a big result. A lot of questions were asked after the first half at Evertonon Monday but they have been answered. Remy was excellent, scored two very good goals and Newcastle were worthy of the three points."

    You can watch Alan Shearer on Match of the Day on BBC One this evening from 2230 BST, where he will be joined by England manager Roy Hodgson.

  145. 1720: 
    FULL-TIME STATS- Fulham 1-0 Stoke
    Fulham 1-0 Stoke

    The stats show just why Stoke boss Mark Hughes and his supporters will feel aggrieved after defeat at Fulham. The Cottagers scored with only their second shot on target, but when you're down at the bottom you need to take whatever you can get...

  146. 1719: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Liverpool 3-1 Crystal Palace

    Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers on goalscorers Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge: "They were exceptional today. Their combination play was outstanding and they are right up there with the best in this league."

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    William Patchett: Bradford City another solid performance. Still early but back to back promotion possible. Well pleased.

    Ronan O'Raghallaigh: Saints beating high flying Inverness is a great result.

    Matt Hutchins: Birmingham 1 Bolton 2 Beckford's first goal of the campaign.

  148. 1717: 
    LEAGUE TWO UPDATE

    The story of the day in League Two has to be Morecambe's stunning fightback against league leaders Chesterfield. The Spireites were 3-0 up at half time but the Shrimpers battled back in the second half, scoring three goals in the space of 24 minutes before Padraig Amond scored the winner with four minutes remaining.

    Elsewhere, a memorable debut for Stuart Dallas as he scores on his Northampton debut to help the struggling side to a 2-0 win at AFC Wimbledon, while Fleetwood are up to second following a 3-1 victory over Bristol Rovers.

  149. 1716: 
    THE GRAND FINAL

    David Moyes and his Manchester United side are away from home this afternoon but Old Trafford remains a hive of activity as fans file in for the Super League grand final.

    Who will come out on top, Wigan or Warrington?

    Follow Phil Cartwright's live text commentary to find out. It's a 1800 BST kick-off.

  150. 1714: 
    VIEW FROM THE TOP- Sunderland v Man Utd (1730 BST)
    Sunderland

    Sunderland chairman Ellis Short has spoken for the first time since sacking Paolo Di Canio as head coach. The Black Cats head into today's game against Manchester United with Kevin Ball still in charge on a temporary basis.

    Writing in his programme notes, Short said: "Unfortunately sometimes the quest for stability can be interrupted by the absolute necessity of staying in the league. This is because the long-term aim becomes irrelevant if we aren't at the top level. We now have a very important decision to make. Our only consideration in making that decision is what is best for the club.

    "The appointment of a replacement head coach is our priority and I urge you to ignore the speculation in the media about the selection process, because most of it is completely wrong."

  151. 1714: 
    Former Chelsea defender Nigel Spackman on BBC Radio 5 LiveLiverpool 3-1 Crystal Palace

    "Liverpool were very comfortable but Crystal Palace had their chances and at times, playing three at the back, Liverpool look very vulnerable."

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    Steve Darrah: Great win for Newcastle in a brilliant atmosphere in Cardiff. Excellent performances from Cabaye and Remy.

    Ian Grimshaw: Best result of the day is Cambridge United 1 Hereford 0 to go 13 games unbeaten and break their club record run.

    Ennidemic: Gills 3 - 2 MK Dons. First home win of the season for Gillingham. Finally!

  153. 1711: 
    LEAGUE ONE UPDATE

    After winning their first eight games, league leaders Leyton Orient have now dropped points in their last two games as they had to come from behind to draw 1-1 at Oldham.

    They remain top, just, as both Peterborough and Wolves won their games, beating Preston 2-0 and Colchester 3-0 respectively. The two sides are one point behind Orient.

    Bristol City's search for a win continues as a 90th-minute Lee Hughes goal earned Port Vale a 1-1 draw, while Coventry edged Stevenage 1-0. Having started the season on -10 points, Coventry are now up to 18th with seven points.

  154. 1711: 
    Sunderland v Man Utd (1730 BST)

    Michael Carrick and Tom Cleverley could be set for a tough afternoon in that Manchester United midfield, as David Moyes names such an attacking line-up. The two of them are likely to be up against Lee Cattermole, Craig Gardner and Ki sung-Yueng in the middle. Do I hear yellow cards?

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    Adam Powers: Morecambe 4 Chesterfield 3!! 0-3 at the break, comebacks don't get much better than that.

    Steve: Liverpool 3 Palace 1 and we're back in top where we belong.

    Woody: Bournemouth beating Millwall 5-2 from 2-0 down

  156. 1705: 
    Sunderland v Man Utd (1730 BST)
    David Moyes

    Manchester United manager David Moyes, speaking to Sky Sports: "Hopefully we are going to go out there and put on a better performance than the last game that is for sure. We have not had the chance to play them [Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie] together as often as we like because of niggling injuries but hopefully we can get the two firing.

    "Sunderland have played OK. I actually saw them against West Brom and there was not a lot between the sides. Kevin Ball I know very well, he is very experienced, he will be hoping to get the job and a result today I am sure."

  157. 1704: 
    CHAMPIONSHIP UPDATE

    Burnley are undoubtedly the surprise package of the Championship this season as their stunning start continues - goals from in-form strike duo Danny Ings and Sam Vokes have given them a 2-1 win against Reading.

    Burnley are top with 26 points, but QPR stay behind only on goal difference after they beat Barnsley 2-0. Harry Redknapp's side have not conceded a goal in 12 hours of football.

    Elsewhere, a great start to life as Derby manager for Steve McClaren as his side beat Leeds 3-1, while Middlesbrough defeated struggling Yeovil 4-1.

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    Ivan from Oxford on text: Kagawa is left out of the Utd squad again? Moyes when will you learn??

  159. 1703: 
    Liverpool 3-1 Crystal Palace

    Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva: Well done boys another 3 points. Keep it going.

  160. 1702: 
    JAZZY J- Sunderland v Man Utd (1730 BST)
    Adnan Januzaj

    So who is this Adnan Januzaj character?

    If you've not seen him play so far this season, 18-year-old winger Adnan Januzaj is a very exciting prospect for Manchester United. Very direct, he likes to run at people and get shots away.

    This is his first Premier League start though, so maybe expectations should be toned down. He scored a cracker for the reserves in midweek though, a real humdinger of a strike...

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    Gaz New in Manchester on text: Who needs Bale when you have Adnan Januzaj? What a player.

    Dale: Nani and Januzaj both with everything to prove for two very different reasons. Expect a strong United performance.

  162. 1658:  
    Alan Shearer, BBC SportSPLUTTERING UNITED- Sunderland v Man Utd (1730 BST)

    Alan Shearer played in Blackburn Rovers' title winning side in 1994 and in the summer that followed, a managerial change saw Ray Harford succeed Kenny Dalglish. The former England captain sees parallels with Manchester United's current state of transition:

    "Blackburn and Ray Harford, who was manager at the time, felt they should give the team who won the league the chance to do it again. I disagreed as you need to strengthen every season and United haven't done that. They need to bring in two or three top quality players."

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    James Blackwell: This Villa game should not be the last match on MOTD, it should not be on it at all. Dire.

    Benny Crocker: Didn't realise hull and Villa were playing. Must be a boring game.

    Sohaib: LFC is in danger of becoming a 45 minutes team this season. They can't seem to keep intensity going for whole 90 minutes

  164. 1657: 
    RELIEF FOR JOL- Fulham 1-0 Stoke

    Infostrada: "Fulham win at home for the first time since 1 April, ending a seven-game streak - their worst home run since Apr-Oct 1966."

  165. 1657: 
    #RESULTOFTHEDAY

    City beating Everton? Exeter winning the Devon derby? Bournemouth hitting Millwall for five? Morecambe's incredible comeback?

    Or of course, the mighty Cobbler warriors scoring their first goals on the road to win at AFC Wimbledon?

    Just what is the result of the day? Let us know on twitter, and why. Tweet us at #resultoftheday

  166. 1654:  
    Chief football writer Phil McNulty at Stadium of LightSunderland v Man Utd (1730 BST)

    "Manchester United manager David Moyes will be grateful to have Wayne Rooney back in his line-up after injury ruled him out of the midweek Champions League draw against Shakhtar Donetsk. Those successive Premier League defeats to Manchester City and West Bromwich Albion place even more emphasis on today's visit to Sunderland - but Moyes will face an opposite number in Kevin Ball who will be keen to make his pitch to succeed sacked Paolo Di Canio as manager."

  167. 1653: 
    LINE-UPS- Sunderland v Man Utd (1730 BST)

    Sunderland: Westwood, Celustka, O'Shea, Roberge, Colback, Cattermole, Ki, Johnson, Gardner, Giaccherini, Altidore. Subs: Cabral, Larsson, Wickham, Cuellar, Mannone, Ji, Borini.

    Man Utd: De Gea, Rafael Da Silva, Jones, Vidic, Evra, Carrick, Cleverley, Nani, Rooney, Januzaj, van Persie. Subs: Giggs, Smalling, Lindegaard, Hernandez, Welbeck, Valencia, Kagawa.

    Referee: Chris Foy (Merseyside)

  168. 1652: 
    Fulham 1-0 Stoke

    OptaJoe: 67 - Since August 2008 Darren Bent has scored 67 PL goals, only three players (RVP, Rooney & Lampard) have more in that period. Reliable.

  169. 1652: 

    There it is then, huge relief for Martin Jol and to lesser extent, Alan Pardew. Two big wins for their sides.

  170. 1652: 
    FULL-TIME- Cardiff 1-2 Newcastle
  171. 1652: 
    FULL-TIME- Liverpool 3-1 Crystal Palace
  172. 1651: 
    FULL-TIME- Fulham 1-0 Stoke
  173. 1651: 
    FULL-TIME- Hull 0-0 Aston Villa
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    Terry Kelleher: Liverpool top of the league having only played well in a half of each game. What happens when they play a whole game well?

    Stevie H: I have never seen two Premiership teams surrender possession so much than in the Fulham v Stoke game. Painful to watch.

    Daniel Reed: As a Stoke fan, we're playing good football, but scoring less goals than we did under Pulis, possession doesn't win matches

  175. 1649: 
    CLOSE!- Fulham 1-0 Stoke

    Darren Bent for 2-0...no! He arrived free at the back post but couldn't gather it in.

  176. 1647: 
    Hull 0-0 Aston Villa

    There's a shot for Villa, as midfielder Karim El Ahmadi fires in a shot from 20 yards but it's meat and drink for Allan McGregor. A point apiece...?

  177. 1646: 
    FINAL FIVE

    Into the last few minutes then - can anyone find a key late goal?

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    Tom W: Vidic and Jones start at CB. Partnership we've been waiting for. No Ashley Young thank god. Should be a good day!

    Shane McMenemy: Pretty happy Nani and Januzaj are starting. Should give some penetration in attack. Hopefully.

  179. 1644: 
    Hull 0-0 Aston Villa

    Zero late drama at the KC where the atmosphere is as flat as it gets. A nailed on 0-0...

  180. 1644: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Cardiff 1-2 Newcastle

    A positive move by Alan Pardew as he brings on Hatem Ben Arfa for Yohan Cabaye. The midfielder has been impressive again today.

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    Mick Balai in Peterlee: Same old story Mr Pardew, always try to defend our lead instead of attacking . I can see a 2-2 draw.

  182. 1643:  
    Former Tottenham striker Garth Crooks, on Final Score, BBC SportFulham 1-0 Stoke

    On Darren Bent's opener for Fulham against Stoke:

    "The relief on Martin Jol's face. Great composure from Darren Bent and it is so much against the run of the play."

    Martin Jol celebrates Fulham's goal
  183. 1643: 
    HITS THE WOODWORK- Liverpool 3-1 Crystal Palace

    Luis Suarez to Daniel Sturridge - post this time though! Sturridge rattles the woodwork from 12 yards.

  184. 1643: 
    CLOSE!- Cardiff 1-2 Newcastle

    The next five minutes are going to go painfully slow for Newcastle supporters. This time Nicky Maynard gets free down the right and Mike Williamson almost turns past his own keeper.

  185. 1642: 
    AS IT STANDS
    Premier League table

    Here's what that late goal has done for Fulham - lifted them out of the mire. As it stands of course...

  186. 1641: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Cardiff 1-2 Newcastle

    If Cardiff get anything from this match, it's all down to Jordon Mutch. This time the midfielder latches on to Peter Whittingham's wonderful ball forward but his lofted shot is saved by Tim Krul. Newcastle living dangerously.

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    Tim in Marlow on text: Lots of action already today and we still have the relegation six-pointer to look forward to at 5.30!

    Gary in Worcester: The Liver bird may just about be conscious again, but it's still sat at the bottom of it's cage. A few games don't make a season.

  188. 1639: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Cardiff 1-2 Newcastle

    Cardiff throw on more fresh legs up front, replacing goalscorer Peter Odemwingie with Nicky Maynard.

  189. 1639: 
    GOAL- Fulham 1-0 Stoke - Darren Bent (83 mins)

    A goal has arrived late - but it's come for Fulham! Relief all around Craven Cottage as Darren Bent steers in his third of the season, just when they needed it! Pajtim Kasami shoots from range, it deflects off Ryan Shawcross to land at the feet of Bent, and the one-time England man dances around Roberth Huth and Asmir Begovic to convert.

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    Sai Pramod: Liverpool beating Palace at home and everyone's talking about the league title...get real guys top four is the max they can expect.

    Tyler: Sorry Liverpool fans, I didn't realise a home win against arguably the worst team in the Premier League was cause for title talk.

  191. 1638:  
    Jacqui Oatley, BBC Radio 5 liveFulham 0-0 Stoke

    "Fulham have had no home league win since the start of April and they look like a side who are labouring. Stoke have been the better team and have had the better chances in the second half."

  192. 1636: 
    CLOSE!- Fulham 0-0 Stoke

    There's that late panic for Fulham as Robert Huth has a header cleared off the line. Fulham counter up the other end and Sascha Riether forces a save from Asmir Begovic. Stand by for some late drama?

  193. 1636: 
    BREAKING TEAM NEWS- Sunderland v Man Utd (1730 BST)

    Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie and wonderkid Adnan Januzaj all start for Manchester United.

    Man Utd XI: De Gea, Rafael, Evra, Vidic, Jones, Carrick, Cleverley, Januzaj, Nani, Rooney, van Persie.

  194. 1634: 
    CLOSE!- Cardiff 1-2 Newcastle

    Jordon Mutch has transformed Cardiff since his introduction at the break, his driving run forward and eventual pass picking out Craig Bellamy before Tim Krul makes a crucial block.

  195. 1633: 
    GOAL- Liverpool 3-1 Crystal Palace - Dwight Gayle (77 mins)

    The two Palace substitutes combine and it's a goal to savour for Dwight Gayle, who was playing in non-league not so long ago. Jose Campana swings in a free-kick to the near post and Gayle gives it the eyebrows to flick into the net in front of the travelling Palace fans.

  196. 1632: 
    Fulham 0-0 Stoke

    A stat to warm the hearts of Stoke fans - John Motson tells me that Fulham have conceded in the last 10 minutes in each of their last four games...

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    Brendan Rodgers

    Ahmer Murad: Not the same energy levels in this half. #LFC not closing down Palace enough. The subs may help improve that.

    Matt Wilson: Rodgers turning out to be a genius so far. Keeping Suarez, getting the best out of Sturridge, bringing Moses in. Quality #LFC.

    Belete Eshetea: It is official, Liverpool is a 1st half team. I hope Arsene Wenger is taking notes for our upcoming game against them.

  198. 1632: 
    LEAGUE TWO UPDATE

    Cracking fightback by Morecambe against league leaders Chesterfield. The Spireites were 3-0 up after 23 minutes and seemingly coasting towards another victory. But Morecambe have come out strong after the break and now trail by just the one goal thanks to efforts from Kevin Ellison and Mark Hughes.

    Hartlepool have increased their lead at Mansfield, with Jack Compton making it 3-0, while Portsmouth are winning by the same scoreline against Rochdale.

  199. 1632: 
    Liverpool 3-0 Crystal Palace

    Dean Moxey is down and hurt after the Palace left-back clashed with Luis Suarez, the two ran into each other and it's Moxey who came off worse. Could be a lengthy delay as Moxey gets some treatment, Ian Holloway using the time to re-organise.

  200. 1631: 
    CLOSE!- Cardiff 1-2 Newcastle

    Jonas Gutierrez, on his first appearance since the opening day of the season, almost scores within two minutes of coming on to the pitch, but he heads over from six yards out. This one could go either way.

  201. 1629: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Cardiff 1-2 Newcastle

    There'll be no hat-trick for Loic Remy this afternoon as Alan Pardew gets the hook out and sends on Jonas Gutierrez in the striker's place.

  202. 1628:  
    Robbie Savage, BBC Final ScoreHull 0-0 Aston Villa

    "I think Aston Villa will be fine this season. I tipped them to go down last year but I think they are better this time around."

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    Pete from Canterbury on text: Is it too soon to say Liverpool are back on their perch, Sir Alex?

    Rob, Newcastle: Suarez is ensuring the inevitable bid from Madrid will be a healthy one for his Xmas pressie.

  204. 1627: 
    Hull 0-0 Aston Villa

    Hull have shown precious little as an attacking force, but maverick midfielder George Boyd is on now. He is always liable to create you something out of nothing.

    And here is a chance, Ahmed Elmohamady running on to a cross from the left but dragging his shot wide.

  205. 1626: 
    LEAGUE ONE UPDATE

    Tranmere are in danger of being the side that will prop up the division come 1700 BST as Ronnie Moore's side are losing 1-0 at Swindon. Dany N'Guessan's penalty the difference at the moment.

    Could Bristol City be about to end a long, long wait for a win? They were a Championship side the last time they tasted victory, but they are leading 1-0 at Port Vale thanks to Scott Wagstaff's 55th-minute goal.

  206. 1626:  
    Former Tottenham striker Garth Crooks, on Final Score, BBC SportFulham 0-0 Stoke

    On the reaction of Dimitar Berbatov after being replaced by Darren Bent:

    "He was subbed, he limps off but he is far from happy at being substituted. They are struggling, they are playing like a side low on confidence. Martin Jol has brought on Darren Bent and maybe he can change it."

  207. 1624: 
    CLOSE!- Liverpool 3-0 Crystal Palace

    Chance for Crystal Palace! Shoddy work from Jose Enrique as he pings a crossfield pass straight to Palace substitute Dwight Gayle. The second-best Dwight to play up front in the Premier League can't take advantage though, hammering over from the edge of the box. Just over 20 minutes remain.

  208. 1623: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Cardiff 1-2 Newcastle

    The atmosphere rises another notch as Cardiff bring on local hero Craig Bellamy against his former club. He can't, can he?

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    Michael Bedwell: Thank goodness #CPFC are so awful because #LFC have been genuinely poor today. Never seen a team 3-0 up give the ball away so much.

    Sam Brooks: Ironic that Palace's abbreviation on TV is 'CRY' as that's what they'll be doing end of season.

    Okunade Adeniyi: Ian Holloway's teams will always play attacking football no matter the scoreline. Proper manager.

  210. 1622: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Fulham 0-0 Stoke

    Darren Bent comes on for Fulham as Dimitar Berbatov limps off injured. Is this a season too far for Berbatov? He's not got going yet.

    Stoke then have a shot on goal as Marko Arnautovic fires one in but David Stockdale holds on.

  211. 1622: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Cardiff 1-2 Newcastle

    Cardiff are pouring forward now, but they are almost caught out by a swift Newcastle break which ends with David Marshall making a crucial save to deny Moussa Sissoko.

  212. 1621: 
    CHAMPIONSHIP UPDATE

    Well what a turnaround at Bournemouth! They were 2-0 down after 10 minutes at home to Millwall but four goals in the space of 16 minutes means they now lead 4-2.

    Middlesbrough look firmly on course for a much needed win as they lead Yeovil 3-1 while Watford, the highest scorers in the Championship, are 2-1 up at Huddersfield.

  213. 1621: 
    Liverpool 3-0 Crystal Palace

    There's no chance of a repeat of that 9-0 hammering for Crystal Palace at Anfield, as they have shut this one down. Brendan Rodgers will say that Liverpool are controlling the game, but in truth it's a bit dull.

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    Mike in Sheffield on text: This is all too familiar as a Newcastle fan. What does Pardew say to them at half time when we are winning?

    Alan Pardew
  215. 1619:  
    Former Tottenham striker Garth Crooks, on Final Score, BBC SportCardiff 1-2 Newcastle

    On Peter Odemwingie pulling a goal back for Cardiff against Newcastle:

    "Peter Odemwingie is good for 10 to 12 goals. He always hits those goals, look through his career, and those goals could be lifesavers for Cardiff this season."

  216. 1619: 
    CLOSE!- Cardiff 1-2 Newcastle

    Newcastle are firmly on the back foot now as Fraizer Campbell spins his marker and flashes a shot just wide, with Aron Gunnarsson inches away from applying a finishing touch six yards out. If Newcastle cock this one up, they will kick themselves.

  217. 1618: 
    Fulham 0-0 Stoke

    Into the last half an hour or so - we've seen one shot on target so far at Craven Cottage. Not exactly a classic.

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    Quboid: SAS deserve great credit but Jordan Henderson has been immense today. Not just hard working anymore!

    Ed Johnson: Palace being hammered every week. I would not bet on Holloway being there until November.

    Charlie Hart: Sturridge's class has never been questioned, his attitude has. Selfish and lazy at CFC. More to a footballer than just ability.

  219. 1617: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Fulham 0-0 Stoke

    Is this a substitution to save Martin Jol's job? It may have to be as the Dutchman elects to bring on Derek Boateng in place of Giorgos Karagounis. He's not old, and he's not slow, so that's a start. Robbie Savage will be pleased.

  220. 1615: 
    GOAL- Cardiff 1-2 Newcastle - Peter Odemwingie (58 mins)

    That should shake things up nicely. South Wales is rocking again, thanks to Peter Odemwingie's cool finish from 12 yards out. Lots of credit to Jordon Mutch though, who played a cute pass through to the striker. The substitute has made a difference since coming on.

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    Ricky from Kingston on text: Signing of the season so far seems to be Liverpool holding onto Suarez! Massive lift for an already confident team!

    James, South Wales: It's all well and good saying Chelsea shouldn't have sold Sturridge, but he wasn't the consistent performer he's become recently.

  222. 1612: 

    We could probably make a decent XI out of Chelsea players out on loan. Thibaut Courtois in goal, Moses, McEachran, Marin...

  223. 1612: 
    Cardiff 0-2 Newcastle

    Better from Cardiff as Jordon Mutch puts a cross into the box from the right and Peter Whittingham gets in front of Mike Williamson but stabs his effort wide.

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    Larry kings: Now I understand why Pardew has been chasing Remy relentlessly, to come and save his job.

    Joe Millyard: Chelsea's second best striker is also out on loan - Patrick Bamford is banging in the goals at MK Dons!

  225. 1611: 
    CLOSE!- Hull 0-0 Aston Villa

    Villa do put together a lighting counter attack and it almost brings the opener. Andreas Weimann powers into the space, cuts the ball back behind Gabriel Agbonlahor, he side-foots the ball powerfully from the edge of the box but it flies past the post.

  226. 1610: 
    Liverpool 3-0 Crystal Palace

    This 3-5-2 formation which Brendan Rodgers has switched to in recent weeks looks the business. Victor Moses is enjoying that free role behind the front two and it's all very, very comfortable for the home side.

  227. 1609: 
    Hull 0-0 Aston Villa

    Without the injured Christian Benteke Aston Villa are really struggling to put any attacks together. Stand-in Libor Kozak is doing a decent job holding the ball up, but his lack of pace and mobility is slowing up their counter attacks. It's all a bit pedestrian.

    Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert
  228. 1608: 
    Cardiff 0-2 Newcastle

    Newcastle are playing seriously well this afternoon, this time Yohan Cabaye flashing a great ball across the six-yard box but Papiss Cisse is in an offside position and can't turn it in.

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    Ilan Dee: Switch Suarez for Rooney and you get England team playing for Liverpool today. Gerard, Henderson, Sterling & Sturridge.

    Craig Spencer: It's the mid 90s all over again. #NUFC signing from QPR banging in goals and #MUFC needing to win late game to try & keep pace.

    Niall Heaney: How Liverpool play away in London is crucial for what they want to get out of this season. Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham.

  230. 1604: 
    Fulham 0-0 Stoke

    Old and slow, never a good look for anyone to be honest. I doubt the first 45 minutes at Craven Cottage will have done anything to appease the Fulham fans who want Martin Jol out. Can they lift it now? Captain Brede Hangeland was replaced at the break by Kieran Richardson.

  231. 1605: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Cardiff 0-2 Newcastle

    Cardiff attempt to change the momentum of the match, bringing on Jordon Mutch for Kim Bo-Kyung, but Newcastle force the first save of the second half when David Marshall keeps out Yohan Cabaye's long-range effort.

  232. 1604:  
    Robbie Savage, BBC Final ScoreFulham 0-0 Stoke

    "I don't think Fulham are playing very well at all. They are working hard but every team should work hard. If I was a Fulham fan I would be disappointed with what I have seen. They look old and slow."

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    Simon Victor: Don't know why everyone is having a go at CFC for selling Sturridge. He didn't play this well for them. Decent transfer for both.

    Jacob Savage: When you think that Chelsea could have Lukaku and Sturridge up front instead of Torres and Eto'o. Absurd transfer policy.

    Simon Brown: Seeing Lukaku and Sturridge scoring loads is depressing for every Chelsea fan surely? Both needed at the Bridge.

  234. 1603: 
    LEAGUE TWO UPDATE

    Oxford United look in danger of losing a second home game this season as they trail 2-0 to Southend, Conor Clifford and Luke Prosser with the goals.

    In fact, there is plenty of joy for the away sides in League Two so far this afternoon, with league leaders Chesterfield still lead 3-0 at Morecambe, while struggling Hartlepool are 2-0 up at Mansfield.

  235. 1602: 
    KICK-OFF

    And we are back under way in our four Premier League games.

  236. 1602: 
    INJURY UPDATE- Man City 3-1 Everton
    Vincent Kompany

    Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has said it is too early to assess Vincent Kompany's injury. The City captain limped off after 33 minutes of the 3-1 win over Everton having only returned to action in the middle of September following a month out with a groin injury.

    But when asked if it was a repeat of the same injury, Pellegrini said: "I cannot tell you. We will wait until tomorrow."

  237. 1602: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Liverpool 3-0 Crystal Palace

    Ian Holloway makes a double change at the break for Palace, perhaps ditching his attacking line-up. Jose Campana and record signing Dwight Gayle are on in place of Cameron Jerome and Jimmy Kebe.

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    Hussain Osman: Alan Pardew's French revolution continues.

    Sam Newton: Loving this Prem season so far. All the teams that historically should be 'up there' are up there. Apart from Manchester United.

    Tunde Akere: Loic Remy, great striker. He hasn't been getting the recognition in England probably because he's not in a top team. He is superb.

  239. 1600: 
    LEAGUE ONE UPDATE

    Leaders Leyton Orient, who dropped points for the first time this season last time out with a draw against Walsall, are losing 1-0 at Oldham, Charlie MacDonald with the goal.

    Elsewhere, an action-packed first half at Gillingham in their game against MK Dons is all square at the break. The Gills had led 2-0 thanks to two goals by Danny Kedwell while all looked hopeless for the visitors as they had Tom Flanagan sent off. However, a Patrick Bamford brace has hauled MK Dons level.

  240. 1558: 
    LIFE AT THE BOTTOM
    Premier League table

    There may be over 30 games to go, but it's starting to look bleak at the bottom already for Sunderland and Crystal Palace. I reckon Manchester United will be alright though, they should pull away from the relegation zone...

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    Simon Bidwell: Villa don't really know what to do with the ball, far more used to having 30-40% possession rather than up to 70%.

    Wayne Haswell: Nufc don't care where the goals come from just glad they are going in.... Need to be consistent for the next 45 mins.

    Ollie Thomas: To be fair to Palace, they've had a very tough start compared to Cardiff and Hull. They're underdogs, but they were last year.

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    Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge celebrating his goal

    Johnny Magrinho: I can't remember the last time Liverpool were 3-0 up at half time in the league. SAS fantastic but Rodgers deserves the credit.

    Phil Mansell: If Sturridge had a better right-foot he'd already have at least a hat-trick.

    Tom Ward: Most exciting Premier League in 10 years. SAF leaving has blown things wide open & genuine competition everywhere.

  243. 1554: 
    CHAMPIONSHIP UPDATE

    All is looking rosy for Burnley at the break as a goal from in-form Danny Ings means they lead Reading 1-0. As it stands, they will stay top of the table, with second-placed QPR being held 0-0 by Barnsley thanks, in the main, to the heroics of Jack Butland. The Barnsley keeper, on loan from Stoke, produced a stunning double save to deny first Charlie Austin and then Alejandro Faurlin.

    Elsewhere, Middlesbrough lead Yeovil 2-1 while Leeds have got themselves back into their game at Derby, Jason Pearce making it 2-1 with a goal on the stroke of half time.

  244. 1553: 
    Les Ferdinand

    Is Loic Remy the best striker to go from Loftus Road to St James' Park since Sir Leslie of Ferdinand?

  245. 1552: 
    HALF-TIME STATS- Cardiff 0-2 Newcastle

    The stats show that Cardiff have enjoyed more possession than Newcastle, but the Magpies have been much more clinical in the final third - firing in seven shots on target in the first 45 minutes. Much of that is down to Loic Remy - he always seems to make the keeper work.

    Cardiff 0-2 Newcastle
  246. 1551:  
    Guy Mowbray, BBC Match of the Day commentatorSunderland v Man Utd (1730 BST)

    "A game against the league's bottom club should bring some respite for David Moyes's Manchester United, but also huge pressures. Can you imagine the reaction and chatter if United lose again? They've not lost three in a row in the Premier League for nigh on 12 years and they have never lost a league game at the Stadium of Light.

    "Last season's 1-0 United win proved to be Martin O'Neill's final game as Sunderland boss, and the same could be true of Kevin Ball in his temporary tenure (second time round). Ball does have history there, though. He was captain of the last Sunderland side to beat United in the league, back in 1997."

  247. 1551: 

    Manchester United are nine points off the top as it stands. Here's what they are up against in our late game...

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    Simon in Berkshire on text: The season we (Crystal Palace) got beaten at Anfield 9-0 we stayed up and got to a cup final! I would take that right now!

    Scott in Newcastle: If we (Newcastle) can get a third then I can see us comfortably holding on to a draw.

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    Moothead2: Remy is by far the signing of the season so far. Difference between 10th and the relegation zone for Newcastle.

    George Fisher: Chelsea paying so much for Torres, and letting Sturridge go for cheap, have to be two of the worst football decisions in years!

    Brendan Williamson: I'm most impressed about Suarez's behaviour: no diving or moaning, just a hard-working, hugely skilled player enjoying the game.

  250. 1548: 
    PENALTY APPEAL- Fulham 0-0 Stoke

    YET ANOTHER penalty appeal at Craven Cottage, where Bryan Ruiz was tripped by Marc Wilson as he moved into the penalty area. Again, referee Roger East is having none of it. That was probably the clearest appeal of the lot. Blood will have to be spilled before a pen is given on his watch..

  251. 1547: 
    HALF-TIME- Cardiff 0-2 Newcastle
  252. 1547:  
    MOTD's Simon Brotherton at the KCHALF-TIME- Hull 0-0 Aston Villa

    "Villa's best effort of the half from Gabriel Agbonlahor was smartly tipped around the post by Alan McGregor, while at the other end, Brad Guzan remained largely untroubled. Hull's best effort coming late in the half when Tom Huddlestone's stiff shot was fired down the throat of Brad Guzan."

  253. 1547:  
    MOTD's John Motson at Craven CottageHALF-TIME- Fulham 0-0 Stoke

    MOTD's John Motson at Craven Cottage: "I don't think you would separate the two teams too much judging by the first half display. Fulham keeper David Stockdale was grateful that Sascha Riether cleared a Robert Huth header off his line but it's one of those strange games in which neither keeper has been extended. Fulham fans were a bit disgruntled at the end of the first half as Bryan Ruiz might have had a penalty after a challenge by Marc Wilson."

  254. 1546:  
    MOTD's Jonathan Pearce at AnfieldHALF-TIME- Liverpool 3-0 Crystal Palace

    "What a half for Liverpool. Luis Suarez put them 1-0 up in the 14th minute, Daniel Sturridge, his strike partner, made it two and from a mildly-disputed penalty, Steven Gerrard made it three. Liverpool well on top."

  255. 1545: 
    PENALTY APPEAL- Fulham 0-0 Stoke

    Fulham end the half with a half-hearted penalty appeal as a header hits the arm of Robert Huth, but the German was a yard away at most and it is waved away.

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    Lancey an Arsenal fan from Worcester on text: Liverpool have a great opportunity to win the Premier League this season, especially as they are not being distracted by midweek European football!

    Craig from Bath: Great to see good football back at Anfield and exciting to have a real team again but how long will this blitzkrieg style work? We're still out of ideas when it doesn't quite go to plan.

  257. 1543: 
    Cardiff 0-2 Newcastle
    Vincent Tan & Neil Kinnock

    Cardiff City's owner Vincent Tan enjoys a pre-match joke with former Labour leader Neil Kinnock. Perhaps Tan is ribbing Kinnock about his ejection from his seat at Craven Cottage last week for his celebrations when Cardiff scored. I'm not sure he's going to have the same problem today...

  258. 1542: 
    Fulham 0-0 Stoke

    Fulham have had more of the ball in the last 10 minutes but there's not been too much to wake up Aldwyn's mate. There's little creativity or invention on display.

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    Jack in Newcastle on text: Newcastle are playing well but we need 3 goals! After half time you know we will be on the back foot for the entire 45 minutes.

    Aldwyn: At Craven Cottage, the woman sat next to me is asleep. Don't blame her, it's very slow.

  260. 1539: 
    HITS THE WOODWORK- Liverpool 3-0 Crystal Palace

    It could - it should - be worse for Crystal Palace as Luis Suarez again dances through a meek tackle and puts the ball on a plate for Victor Moses, but it hits his knee and bounces on to the crossbar from four yards out. A sitter!

  261. 1538: 
    GOAL- Cardiff 0-2 Newcastle - Loic Remy (38 mins)

    He's at it again. Yohan Cabaye's superb pass splits the Cardiff defence and when Papiss Cisse's shot is beaten clear by David Marshall, Loic Remy calmly steers the ball into the back of the net from the edge of the area. He made that look easier than it was. Top drawer again from the Frenchman.

    Loic Remy celebrates his second goal with Yoan Gouffran
  262. 1537: 
    GOAL- Liverpool 3-0 Crystal Palace - Steven Gerrard (Pen 38 mins)

    That's 99 Premier League goals for Steven Gerrard as he steers home the spot-kick. Anyone else remembering a 9-0 defeat for Palace at Anfield 20-odd years ago...?

    Listen to BBC Radio 5 live commentary of Gerrard's penalty.

  263. 1536: 
    PENALTY TO LIVERPOOL- Liverpool 2-0 Crystal Palace

    Raheem Sterling is doing alright in that wing-back role. He wins a penalty as he breaks into the box and Dean Moxey holds him back. Steven Gerrard to take...

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    Adam Russell: Keeping an eye on the scores with a Liverpool-supporting Korean chap I've met in the bar in Tokyo. He's very happy right now.

    Ash: For all Liverpool's positive play, I still worry about how frail they are at back and how lacklustre some players can seem.

    James Nicholls: People going a bit OTT re Sturridge and Suarez partnership? They've had 1.33 great games together.

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    Hear that everyone? Stoke are playing 'beautiful football.'

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    Jacqui Oatley, BBC SportFulham 0-0 Stoke
    Stoke City manager Mark Hughes

    "The Fulham fans are getting frustrated because Stoke are in control and playing some beautiful football."

  267. 1534: 
    Hull 0-0 Aston Villa

    Hull (42.7%) and Aston Villa (39.9%) have the worst average possession records of any sides in the Premier League and it's showing at the KC Stadium. Both look more threatening on the break than when trying to break down their opponents.

  268. 1533:  
    Robbie Savage, BBC Final ScoreCardiff 0-1 Newcastle

    On Loic Remy's opening goal for Newcastle at Cardiff City:

    "Poor defending by Cardiff. Remy almost ran from half way, cut in and there are question marks over goalkeeper David Marshall."

  269. 1533: 
    LEAGUE TWO UPDATE

    Morecambe fans might be better off heading for an afternoon on the beach with Shrimpers 3-0 down at home to league leaders Chesterfield, Eoin Doyle scoring twice.

    At the other end of the table, good news for beleaguered Northampton fans with Lee Collins having given them the lead at AFC Wimbledon.

  270. 1532: 
    LEAGUE ONE UPDATE

    The Peterborough juggernaut just seems to keep on rolling as they lead 2-0 against Preston. Tyrone Barnett giving them the lead before Grant McCann added a second. Preston are the form side of the division, having not lost in September, but their unbeaten league record looks very much under threat this afternoon.

    Wolves are hanging onto Peterborough's coattails as Leigh Griffiths' penalty has put them ahead at Colchester, while Gillingham are winning 2-0 at home to MK Dons.

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    David in the Dominican Republic: Who would you rather have, Lukaku and Sturridge or Torres and Ba? Chelsea backed the wrong horses from what I can see.

  272. 1532: 
    CLOSE!- Liverpool 2-0 Crystal Palace

    Mamadou Sakho - you lucky, lucky man! The Liverpool defender comes within inches of scoring an own goal, slicing Cameron Jerome's cross across his own goal but just past the post. A good 10 minutes for Palace, who have stemmed the tide of Liverpool attacks.

  273. 1530: 
    GOAL- Cardiff 0-1 Newcastle - Loic Remy (30 mins)

    He's pretty special this lad, isn't he? Loic Remy scores his fourth goal in as many games for Newcastle when he picks up the ball 40 yards out, cuts inside and buries a shot into the bottom corner. Class.

  274. 1529: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Liverpool 2-0 Crystal Palace

    Three chances in quick succession for Crystal Palace but they cannot take them. First, Jimmy Kebe finds himself clean through but Kolo Toure clears his effort before it can reach the goal, but the Malian then goes even closer with Simon Mignolet saving his deflected effort following Cameron Jerome's shot before Jason Puncheon fires over. A let-off for Liverpool.

    Roy Hodgson has made it to Anfield now, and you can hear his thoughts on the game and all things England on tonight's MOTD.

  275. 1528: 
    Fulham 0-0 Stoke

    ...the free-kick comes to nothing for Stoke as well. But from the corner Fulham have to clear a Robert Huth effort off the line! The Potters on top in London.

  276. 1528: 
    Cardiff 0-0 Newcastle

    Newcastle are looking pretty impressive in the final third this afternoon, Yoan Gouffran and Mathieu Debuchy combining to tee up Loic Remy from 12 yards out - but the Frenchman's tame shot is easily dealt with by David Marshall.

  277. 1526: 
    PENALTY APPEAL- Fulham 0-0 Stoke

    Stoke have a free-kick on the edge of the box, but they want a penalty! Jon Walters is taken down in full flow by a stumbling Fernando Amorebieta, with the linesman signalling that the foul began outside of the area. I can see why Stoke are angry...

  278. 1525: 
    GET INVOLVED- #bbcfootball

    Christopher Jones: Sturridge and Suarez are going to take Crystal Palace to the cleaners - SAS are ruthless.

    Ahmer Murad: Daniel Sturridge! He and Suarez could be a deadly attack pairing for Liverpool this season.

    Mwila Theodore: Sturrez doing the damage again. Best strike partnership so far.

    Is it Sturrez or Suaridge?

  279. 1524: 
    CHAMPIONSHIP UPDATE

    Tough times for Bournemouth as their honeymoon period in the Championship seems to be over. The Cherries, promoted from League One last season, are 2-0 down at home to Millwall with Martyn Waghorn and Liam Trotter scoring inside the opening 10 minutes.

    Elsewhere, Doncaster have been gifted the lead against Leicester thanks to some bizarre goalkeeping by Kasper Schmeichel. Under no pressure, he managed to turn a corner into his own net.

    Finally, the Steve McClaren era is up and running at Derby as Chris Martin and Johnny Russell have scored to give them a 2-0 lead against Leeds.

  280. 1522: 
    Liverpool 2-0 Crystal Palace

    Kenny Dalglish is in the directors' box at Anfield to watch his side, but I've not caught a glimpse of Roy Hodgson yet, who I believe is on his way. Hodgson may want to hurry up as Daniel Sturridge may have an injury problem. He goes down and has some treatment but thankfully for club and country he's carrying on. Watch this space.

    Kenny Dalglish in the Liverpool directors' box
  281. 1522: 
    GET INVOLVED- Text 81111

    Charles from Golders Green on text: Whichever position Sterling plays in doesn't matter for today. Palace will finish bottom and comfortably so. For all Ian Holloway's charisma, they have a very weak squad.

    From Stephen in Skelmersdale: For some reason I genuinely fear for teams who are up against the SAS, most deadly duo I've seen for a very long time.

  282. 1522: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Hull 0-0 Aston Villa

    Moments after Stephen Quinn almost turns a cross home for Hull, Villa go close at the other end. Gabby Agbonlahor takes on, and beats, two defenders before firing in a left-footed effort from the edge of the box which Allan McGregor does well tot urn around the post.

  283. 1521: 
    PENALTY APPEAL- Fulham 0-0 Stoke

    Stoke have a penalty shout turned down. Potters midfielder Stephen Ireland runs towards the byline when Fulham defender Philippe Senderos puts in a challenge. Ireland falls over the centre-back's leg but there doesn't appear to be any contact as the ball goes out of play for a goal-kick.

  284. 1520: 
    AS IT STANDS
    Premier League table

    One for Liverpool fans to enjoy - they are top of the table as it stands...

  285. 1519:  
    Robbie Savage, BBC Final ScoreLiverpool 2-0 Crystal Palace

    On Daniel Sturridge's goal to put Liverpool 2-0 up against Crystal Palace:

    "That is Championship defending, although great skill from Sturridge. Holloway has a fantastic group of players but they are Championship quality and that is the difference."

  286. 1519: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Cardiff 0-0 Newcastle

    What a great save that is. Cardiff fail to clear their lines from a free-kick and David Marshall makes his second great save of the afternoon to deny Loic Remy from six yards out. Earlier, Marshall had to be at full stretch to tip Moussa Sissoko's long-range effort over the bar.

  287. 1516: 
    GOAL- Liverpool 2-0 Crystal Palace - Daniel Sturridge (17 mins)

    This could be a rout...

    Damien Delaney gets isolated with Daniel Sturridge in the right-back position, Sturridge leads him on a merry dance, cutting inside and then out before lashing a superb finish across goal and into the corner.

    Sturridge has either scored or assisted 16 goals in his last 11 Premier League appearances for Liverpool.

    Daniel Sturridge scores Liverpool's second goal
  288. 1515:  
    Former Tottenham striker Garth Crooks, on Final Score, BBC SportCardiff 0-0 Newcastle (1500 BST)

    "Managers have to be given time. I don't believe Alan Pardew should be under any pressure even if Newcastle lose at Cardiff this afternoon. The league is still trying to sort itself out."

  289. 1515: 
    GET INVOLVED- #bbcfootball

    Tom West: Hoping for the Leicester momentum to carry on. Great start after "The Events That Shall Not Be Mentioned" at end of last year.

    Tom Proffitt: Fantastic atmosphere at Anfield! Great to see Suarez and Kenny Dalglish back!

    Belete Eshetea: Come on Chamakh, stop Liverpool from taking over the 1st place from Arsenal!

  290. 1513: 
    GOAL- Liverpool 1-0 Crystal Palace - Luis Suarez (14 mins)

    He scores all sorts of goals this guy doesn't he? Luis Suarez breaks the deadlock with an improvised finish after linking up with Jose Enrique again. Enrique's cutback finds Suarez, who wriggles away from a defender, falls over, but still hooks in while lying on the ground.

    Luis Suarez scores while lying on the ground
  291. 1512: 
    CLOSE!- Liverpool 0-0 Crystal Palace

    Lovely flowing move from Liverpool sees the ball worked out to Jose Enrique on the left, he puts in a beauty of a first-time cross which Victor Moses runs on to. However, he can't collect the ball like Terry McDermott, and the chance comes to nothing. Control that right, and he scores.

  292. 1512: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Man City 3-1 Everton

    Manuel Pellegrini on Joe Hart: "It was not an easy game for Joe Hart but he did not have too much work. He is mentally strong is Joe. I spoke long with him after the match against Bayern Munich, it was not an easy decision for me to take because I was not sure how he would react but after talking with him I felt he had the character to play today and I am very happy for him.

    "I am always talking with the players and my staff, it was a decision I decided yesterday but how near, it doesn't matter, he played."

    Was the penalty crucial? "I don't think the score of this game was for a penalty kick or not a penalty kick. We had at least four or five clear chances to score and I don't remember Everton having too many chances to score, so I don't think the difference between the two teams was the penalty."

  293. 1512: 
    GET INVOLVED- #bbcfootball

    Charlie: As a Fulham fan I believe Martin Jol has what it takes to get Fulham a top 10 finish but I wish he would start Bent more.

    Andrew Priestley: I honestly believe that if Man Utd fail to win vs Sunderland tomorrow their title challenge is over after only seven games. Crazy.

  294. 1511: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Man City 3-1 Everton
    Manuel Pellegrini

    Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini: "We really needed this victory because at the start of the game we were five points behind Arsenal and it is important to continue wining here at home.

    "Equalising immediately was important but more important was the character of the team, playing against Everton - the only unbeaten team in the league. After a defeat on Wednesday it was important for me to see how the players reacted after that defeat."

  295. 1511: 
    Fulham 0-0 Stoke

    Now then, is this a sending-off? Fulham midfielder Pajtim Kasami tussles with Stoke left-back Erik Pieters and then lashes out, slapping Pieters on the back of the head. There is not a great deal of contact, and Pieters makes a big meal of it, but it was a slap of sorts. Referee Roger East doesn't even book Kasami though, who is a lucky boy.

  296. 1510: 
    Hull 0-0 Aston Villa

    A timid opening at the KC Stadium where two sides chasing a third consecutive win are trying to find some rhythm. Fabian Delph has been lively and his early cross fell to Andreas Weimann in the box but he wasn't quick enough to react and fire goalwards.

  297. 1509: 
    GET INVOLVED- #bbcfootball

    Mathew Llyr Evans: Like the fact Sterling is playing, but not sure he's being played in the right position today. Extremely experimental.

    James Slater: I'm going for 4-1 to Liverpool, 2-2 at Cardiff and 1-1 draws at Fulham and Hull.

    Zain Patel: Hopefully this won't be Southampton all over again for Liverpool.

  298. 1509: 
    CLOSE!- Liverpool 0-0 Crystal Palace

    Best move of the opening eight or so minutes, and it comes from Crystal Palace. Jimmy Kebe sends Jason Puncheon in on the left flank, he stands a cross up which Cameron Jerome can't get enough power on. Big chance for the former Cardiff man though.

  299. 1508: 
    Fulham 0-0 Stoke

    Nothing much to report in the early stages at Craven Cottage, where veteran midfielder Giorgos Karagounis has just hit a Fulham free-kick into the wall.

  300. 1506: 
    CLOSE!- Cardiff 0-0 Newcastle

    Wonderful vision from Davide Santon almost picks out Papiss Cisse in the Cardiff penalty area, but the striker fails to control the ball properly and the opportunity goes begging. A lively start in South Wales, where the home support is absolutely rocking once again.

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As It Stood Table

Last updated 05 Oct 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 Liverpool 7 6 16
Moving down 2 Arsenal 6 6 15
Moving up 3 Man City 7 9 13
Moving down 4 Tottenham 6 4 13
Moving down 5 Everton 7 1 12
Moving down 6 Chelsea 6 4 11
Moving down 7 Southampton 6 3 11
No movement 8 Hull 7 -1 11
Moving up 9 Man Utd 7 1 10
Moving down 10 Aston Villa 7 1 10
Moving up 11 Newcastle 7 -3 10
Moving down 12 West Brom 6 1 8
Moving down 13 Cardiff 7 -2 8
Moving down 14 Swansea 6 -1 7
Moving down 15 Norwich 6 -2 7
Moving down 16 Stoke 7 -3 7
Moving up 17 Fulham 7 -4 7
Moving down 18 West Ham 6 -1 5
No movement 19 Crystal Palace 7 -8 3
No movement 20 Sunderland 7 -11 1

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