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  1. Post update

    Time to call a halt to today's live football adventure but we will be back bright and breezy tomorrow ahead of Hull v Stoke, Tottenham v QPR and Sunderland v Manchester United.

    Surely Louis Van Gaal's men can't lose again? Can they? Join us then but, for now, thanks for your company and cheerio.


    And when does Match of the Day kick off you may ask.

    They are go from 22:30 BST on BBC One. Robbie Savage and Alan Shearer will be in the studio with presenter Gary Lineker to reflect on the day's action for the 50th anniversary of the show.

  3. Post update

    Swansea 1-0 Burnley

    Swansea City made it two wins from two Premier League games as they held on to beat promoted Burnley.

    Nathan Dyer scored the game's only goal, with visiting keeper Tom Heaton failing to keep out his low shot.

    Burnley came close to equalising through Lukas Jutkiewicz and David Jones in the second half.

    Read the full report here.

  4. Manager reaction

    Southampton 0-0 West Brom

    Southampton manager Ronald Koeman, speaking to Final Score, after his side's goalless draw with West Brom: "It was difficult we didn't play well in moments in the last passing process.

    "We know they are very organised, they stayed very compact and we didn't have the quality to create much. It was our first point, last week we played a lot better in a high tempo and that is what we need when we are playing at home."

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    Crystal Palace 1-3 West Ham

    Garth Crooks

    Final Score

    "Every club needs a manager, I have heard people say the game is about players but you need a leader and Crystal Palace don't have one. To expect the players to perform without a leader is a big ask and the chairman needs to move quickly. Players can manage themselves on occasion but only for a limited amount of time."

    Keith Millen is Crystal Palace's caretaker manager after Tony Pulis left as boss just days before the Premier League season started. Goals from Carlton Cole, Mauro Zarate and Stewart Downing saw West Ham beat a poor Palace.

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    Chelsea 2-0 Leicester

    Alan Shearer

    BBC Sport

    Diego Costa

    On Chelsea striker Diego Costa: "I like him. He struggled towards the end of last season with injury but his whole make-up, with his build and his willingness to run in behind defenders, could be perfect for the Premier League.

    "He's got off to a great start with two goals in two games and that will give him great confidence. He will be a great addition to that team, with the fantastic players he has in behind him."

    Costa has scored two goals in two games for Chelsea since signing from Atletico Madrid for £32m in the summer. Eden Hazard was Chelsea's other goal scorer but Leicester made Jose Mourinho's men work really hard for their win.

  7. Post update

    As we come to the end of a busy day of Premier League football, let's remind ourselves of what happened...

  8. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Kashi Ogunwolu: I think there's too much criticism of this Arsenal squad. Character was shown tonight and credit should be given to the team.

  9. Ones to watch

    Here are a few of today's highlights to keep an eye out for on Match of the Day this evening.

    mAURO Zarate

    Mauro Zarate's volley in West Ham's 3-1 win at Crystal Palace. Peach.

    David Nugent's miss for Leicester when goalless at Chelsea. The Foxes lost 2-0. Blunder

    Olivier Giroud's bullet header in the dying seconds to earn Arsenal a point at Goodison. Towering.

    Match of the Day is on BBC One from 22:30 BST this evening.

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    Robbie Savage

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "I think Chelsea could win the league by five or six points. The spine of the team has been strengthened and they're going to be unstoppable. They could stay top all season."

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    Everton 2-2 Arsenal: Manager reaction

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger: "We have a great response with complete desire to come back and the spirit was fantastic.

    "In the end we got back to 2-2 and we got a strong point but a deserved one if you look at the chances we had, especially in the second half. We came back very late but our spirit got us a point.

    "It shows the belief and the resilience is there. The second goal was offside but we took it on the chin and came back."

  12. Post update

    Everton 2-2 Arsenal - Manager reaction

    Everton manager Roberto Martinez: "We ran out of energy and it became a feeling of wanting the game to end. We are not that sort of side that's not the way we play.

    "I was delighted with the performance for 80 minutes I thought the first half was phenomenal. We'll make sure going forward we make it a 90-minute performance."

  13. Post update

    Robbie Savage

    BBC Radio 5 live

    On speculation David Hockaday's job as Leeds manager is precarious: "Hockaday isn't going to turn down an opportunity to manage Leeds United, you can't blame him for taking the job.

    "He's only ever managed at Forest Green. He's coached at a higher level but I think he's just out of his depth. I'd like him to succeed because it's a great opportunity for someone who isn't well known."

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    Everton 2-2 Arsenal

    Olivier Giroud
  15. Post update

    Everton 2-2 Arsenal

    Arsene Wenger looks a relieved man as he speaks to the media and well he might. He says he believes his side deserved the point and rightly points out Everton's second goal was offside.

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    Everton 2-2 Arsenal


    What a difference Olivier Giroud made for Arsenal after coming on as a second-half substitute. In the first half, lone striker Alexis Sanchez did not touch the ball inside the penalty area but, as shown from his touch graphic above, Giroud had much more of an impact. The Frenchman was a threat throughout the second half and grabbed the late equaliser.

  17. Post update

    Everton 2-2 Arsenal

    BBC Radio 5 live

    BBC Sport's Will Perry: "It's a pretty subdued Goodison Park, because it looked like it was going to be another statement.

    "Arsenal perhaps not at the races because of their midweek Champions League action but they stood up at the end to get a point."

  18. Player reaction

    Everton 2-2 Arsenal

    Arsenal midfielder Mathieu Flamini told Sky Sports: "We'll say it's a great performance because we were 2-0 down. It was great spirit from the boys because it was not easy.

    "At half-time the manager said there was space to create opportunities and we believed we could do it.

    "We have learned a lot from last year from when we were playing against these top teams. We didn't give up until the last second and that was important. This is a game to remember for us."

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    Everton 2-2 Arsenal

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    BBC Radio 5 live

    Geraldine, a Huddersfield Town fan on 606: "Jordan Rhodes is as good as Olivier Giroud."

    Wonder if the France striker's ears were burning immediately before he scored Arsenal's equaliser.


    Everton 2-2 Arsenal

    Aaron Ramsey

    Arsenal have got out of jail at Goodison. Great character from the Gunners.

  22. Post update

    Everton 2-2 Arsenal

    Everton fans are stunned. Their side have dominated this match for 83 minutes but are now hanging on for a point. Incredible.

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    Everton 2-2 Arsenal


    It couldn't happen could it? Four minutes of injury time.

  24. GOAL

    Everton 2-2 Arsenal - Olivier Giroud (90 mins)

    Unbelievable stuff at Goodison. Olivier Giroud has made a huge difference since coming on for Alexis Sanchez at half-time and it is his header that draws Arsenal level.

    The Frenchman rises to power home Nacho Monreal's cross. Arsenal could yet win this.

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    Everton 2-1 Arsenal

    Clever from Steven Naismith as he wins a free kick against Santi Cazorla. They will take their time over this.

  26. Post update

    Everton 2-1 Arsenal

    Arsenal pile forward as Everton look nervy with three minutes left...

  27. Post update

    Everton 2-1 Arsenal

    Suddenly Arsenal looked buoyed. They haven't been in the match for 83 minutes but now don't rule them out of getting a point. Olivier Giroud's flick flies across goal and wide.

  28. GOAL

    Everton 2-1 Arsenal - Aaron Ramsey (83 mins)

    Everton 2-1 Arsenal - Aaron Ramsey (83 mins)

    As I was saying.....

    Arsenal are back in the game with seven minutes remaining as Aaron Ramsey is in the right place at the right time to tap home Santi Cazorla's low cross from the right. Game on.

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    Everton 2-0 Arsenal

    Entering the last 10 minutes at Goodison Park and a few home nerves could be frayed if Arsenal grab a goal now. Not that they look like doing so but it only takes a second...

  30. Post update

    Everton 2-0 Arsenal

    Arsenal look as though they have almost given up on this. Everton are looking the more likely to score next as they coast towards a ridiculously easy victory. The Gunners have been powder puff all over the pitch.


    Everton 2-0 Arsenal

    Mathieu Flamini is booked for a foul on the energetic Steven Naismith. That booking was coming.


    Everton 2-0 Arsenal

    Romelu Lukaku is withdrawn to a standing ovation and replaced by Aiden McGeady.

    Everton manager Roberto Martinez embraces Romelu Lukaku as he is substituted

    Joel Campbell makes his Premier League debut as he replaces Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain for Arsenal. Jack Wilshere is also withdrawn for Santi Cazorla. Can Arsenal save themselves?

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    Everton 2-0 Arsenal

    Seamus Coleman is enjoying a field day down Everton's right. Arsenal simply can't cope with him.


    Everton 2-0 Arsenal

    Arsenal are starting to create chances and it is Olivier Giroud causing the problems. This time the France striker reacts quickly to a loose ball inside the area but his snap shot is parried away by Tim Howard. Better by Arsenal but is it to late?

  36. CLOSE!

    Everton 2-0 Arsenal

    That is the closest Arsenal have come as Olivier Giroud drags a shot inches wide of goal on the turn from 18 yards. Time is ticking though with just less than 25 minutes remaining.

  37. Post update

    Everton 2-0 Arsenal

    Chris Bevan

    BBC Sport

    "Arsenal have seen more of the ball in the second half but the most telling statistic is that they have still not forced Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard into a save and the truth is they have not troubled the Toffees defence either. Arsenal's travelling support are on their feet and attempting to give their team some encouragement and it is just as well because they need all the help they can get."

  38. Post update

    Everton 2-0 Arsenal

    Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain swings a corner straight out of play for Arsenal. It doesn't get better does it Gunners fans?

  39. Post update

    Everton 2-0 Arsenal

    BBC Radio 5 live

    BBC Sport's Will Perry: "The hosts are really up for this and Arsenal have no answers so far. It's all Everton."

  40. Post update

    Everton 2-0 Arsenal

    That is awful from Nacho Monreal. His over-hit pass out of play is something that wouldn't be out of place in Sunday League park football. Arsenal just haven't been good enough so far.

  41. Post update

    Everton 2-0 Arsenal

    Steven Naismith

    Steven Naismith isn't making himself very popular with Arsenal's players but his all-action style is delighting the home fans. As he crashes into tackles and chases down every ball, Goodison launches into a 'one Steven Naismith' chant.


    Everton 2-0 Arsenal

    The bookings are totting up now as Calum Chambers goes in the book for a foul on Steven Naismith.


    Everton 2-0 Arsenal

    Gareth Barry is enjoying himself this afternoon. The former Manchester City midfielder swings in a delicious pass to the inrushing Kevin Mirallas but the Belgian is flagged offside.

    Well, he was enjoying himself... he is now lying on the floor in agony after a late challenge from Jack Wilshere. A yellow card suffices but that tackle sums up Arsenal's frustration.

  44. Post update

    Everton 2-0 Arsenal

    Everton 2-0 Arsenal

    It has all been a little bit tetchy early in the second half as the frustration gets to arsenal. There are a few little battles going on all over the pitch worth keeping an eye on.


    Everton 2-0 Arsenal

    Arsenal should be back in the game. Aaron Ramsey's chip to the far post finds substitute Olivier Giroud unmarked but, with his first touch, he blazes over the bar on the volley from close range. Maybe he caught it too well.

  46. Manager reaction

    Felix Magath

    Fulham manager Felix Magath on Final Score following his side's 5-1 defeat at Derby County: "It was too much for the young team, we stopped playing after they got the second goal and it got worse.

    "It is terrible there is no question and that game has shown us that we need a change now.

    "That's our fourth loss and, for a young team it's a very difficult situation.

    "I'm very sorry for our performance in the last half hour. It was not right that we lost control after getting our goal. We had the chance to fight back but after their second goal, we broke down."

  47. Post update

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Felix McGath is under pressure from the Fulham fans on 606 on Radio 5 live now, with the first caller - Alistair stating he "has got to go" following their 5-1 defeat at Derby. Join in the debate by putting your call to Robbie Savage or listen online now.

  48. KICK-OFF

    Everton 2-0 Arsenal

    It didn't take a genius to work out that change was coming. Olivier Groud replaces Alexis Sanchez at half-time.

  49. Post update

    Everton 2-0 Arsenal

    Steven Naismith

    Arsenal can have absolutely no complaints about being behind at half-time. Yes, Everton's second was fortuitous in that Steven Naismith looked offside when he converted, but Roberto Martinez's men are well worthy of the lead.

    The teams are on their way out.

  50. Post update

    Everton 2-0 Arsenal

    Opta Joe: 7 - No defender has scored more Premier League goals since the start of last season than Everton's Seamus Coleman (7). Mustard.

  51. Post update

    Everton 2-0 Arsenal


    Arsenal's lone striker Alexis Sanchez has yet to touch the ball inside Everton's penalty area, as his touch graphic shows above. Olivier Giroud is warming up and surely it won't be long before we see the France striker with the Sanchez experiment clearly not working?

  52. Text us on 81111

    Everton 2-0 Arsenal

    Jamie Lincoln, via text: I'm starting to think how much it is a waste of time watching Arsenal these days. Could have been doing something better with my time.

    Steve Huish, in Surbiton, via text: This is why you keep Sagne and buy Fabregas Arsene

    Hassan Qureshi, via text: Looks like another season with us fighting for fourth....when will we learn???


    Everton 2-0 Arsenal

    Match stats
  54. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Everton 2-0 Arsenal

    Aidan Williams: @Arsenal are just hopeless, on the other hand Seamus Coleman is in my dream team, thanks Arsenal's defence

    Jon Evans: The impression I've had of Ozil is that he's too lazy. Get away with it in Spain but not in the Prem.

    Kerry Peter Parvin: Passing too slow, inaccurate, playing at no pace, nobody closing down and tackling too late! Pathetic attempt from Arsenal.

  55. Post update

    Everton 2-0 Arsenal - Steven Naismith

    Robbie Savage

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "When Lukaku plays the pass, Naismith is offside. I think the linesman has got that completely wrong. He has to put his flag up."


    Everton 2-0 Arsenal

    Chris Bevan

    BBC Sport at Goodison Park

    "This is a bad case of Deja Vu for Arsene Wenger. The concern for the Arsenal manager when his side were thumped 3-0 at Goodison Park in April was not just that they lost, but that they were out-thought and out-fought in the process.

    "The same is happening to the Gunners again here, and they are struggling to deal with Everton in every area of the pitch. Everton's 2-0 lead at the break is fully deserved."

  57. GOAL

    Everton 2-0 Arsenal - Steven Naismith (45 mins)

    Arsene Wenger's scowl has suddenly got a whole lot worse. Romelu Lukaku beats Per Mertesacker far too easily on the right before cutting inside and slipping the ball through to Steven Naismith.

    Naismith, who looked offside, kept his side to coolly slip the ball under goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny. Wenger will be furious with the officials, but a lot of their problems have been Arsenal's own making.


    Everton 1-0 Arsenal

    Per Mertesacker is cautioned for a clumsy lunge on Steven Naismith. Arsene Wenger's scowl is more than understandable at the moment.

    Per Mertesacker of Arsenal is booked by Referee Kevin
  59. Post update

    Everton 1-0 Arsenal

    Kevin Mirallas's low cross rolls just behind Romelu Lukaku inside Arsenal's penalty area. The striker recovers but the chance is gone.

    At the other end, lone striker Alexis Sanchez is looking increasingly like a fish out of water in his role. Changes afoot at half time maybe?

  60. Post update

    Everton 1-0 Arsenal

    Former Everton striker Gary Lineker: Özil's not exactly relishing chasing Coleman's incessant runs. Eyes might just pop out.

  61. Post update

    Everton 1-0 Arsenal

    Seamus Coleman clears the ball straight into Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and then starts shouting at team mate Romelu Lukaku. Not sure there is much Rom can do about that Seamus..... No harm done.

  62. Post update

    Everton 1-0 Arsenal

    The game is passing Arsenal's midfielders by at the moment. The likes of Jack Wilshere and Mesut Ozil need to grab this game by the scruff of the neck before it goes away from them. Arsene Wenger has to be wanting more from his side.

  63. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Everton 1-0 Arsenal

    Sanj: Hate to say it but from everything we've seen so far this season, I really think Jack Wilshere is a serious weak link.

    Sam Ali: Ozil being played out of position again?? Surely his best position is behind the striker. Wenger too afraid to drop Wilshere.

    Aashish: Same old Arsenal play a contender and they fail to show up ghost defending doesn't help either awful.

  64. Post update

    Everton 1-0 Arsenal

    A decent chance for Everton as Calum Chambers brings Kevin Mirallas down 25 yards from the goal. The Belgian picks himself up to curl the free kick just wide of goal.

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    Everton 1-0 Arsenal

    Chris Bevan

    BBC Sport at Goodison Park

    "The Everton fans had just been groaning at a few loose balls forward before they scored, but Goodison is bouncing now - especially after Kevin Mirallas ran through as well.

    "The Arsenal fans, squinting in the sunlight in one corner of the ground, have not had much to get excited about - the most they have seen of their £35m striker Alexis Sanchez so far was when he chased back to stop an Everton attack on the edge of his own area."

  66. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Everton 1-0 Arsenal

    Andrew Soar: The Gunners will win nothing until they invest in a midfielder taller than 4ft 10"

    Jonny Brook: Everton are pulling this Arsenal side apart like pork at a Louisiana BBQ!

    Ashley Williams: Balotelli, Sturridge, Coutinho, Sterling = £37m. Ozil =£42m wonder who'd you'd prefer?

  67. Post update

    Everton 1-0 Arsenal

    Another snap shot from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain goes well wide of the target as Arsenal struggle to create anything of note. Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard has been a passenger in the opening half hour.


    Everton 1-0 Arsenal

    Leighton Baines is booked for a late challenge on Mathieu Debuchy. There can be few complaints.

  69. Post update

    Everton 1-0 Arsenal

    Everton look as though they could score a second goal at any time. There is so much space for them when they attack. It must be a huge concern for Arsene Wenger that his side are being opened up so early.

  70. Post update

    Everton 1-0 Arsenal

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Seamus Coleman

    BBC Sport's Will Perry: "A beautiful ball from Gareth Barry towards the far post and there was Seamus Coleman to meet it. Szczesny got a hand to it but couldn't keep it out. A brilliant goal."


    Everton 1-0 Arsenal

    Everton should be 2-0 up. Kevin Mirallas races clear on goal after Steven Naismith's header forward but, with Wojciech Szczesny running out, he can only slide the ball wide.

  72. GOAL

    Everton 1-0 Arsenal - Seamus Coleman (19 mins)

    That is far too easy for Everton. Gareth Barry crosses the ball to the far post and Seamus Coleman is allowed to ghost through the Arsenal defence to head home unmarked.

    Romelu Lukaku was also unmarked just alongside him as Arsenal's defence switch off. Class pass from Barry but Arsene Wenger will be furious.

  73. Post update

    Everton 0-0 Arsenal

    BBC Radio 5 live

    BBC Sport's Will Perry at Goodison Park: "Everton have started pretty well but Arsenal have had a half-decent chance when Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain crossed towards Alexis Sanchez but Gareth Barry was there to clear the danger."

  74. CLOSE!

    Everton 0-0 Arsenal

    Seamus Coleman what are you doing? The Everton defender stops Nacho Monreal in his tracks before carelessly clearing the ball straight to Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain on the edge of the penalty area.

    The Arsenal midfielder side foots a shot inches wide of the far post to Coleman's relief.

  75. Post update

    Everton 0-0 Arsenal

    Calum Chambers has made an impressive start to life at Arsenal. The former Southampton youngster reads the game brilliantly to deny Kevin Mirallas down the right.

  76. Post update

    Everton 0-0 Arsenal

    Arsenal's first shot of the match and it isn't one to remember. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain drives forward with the ball before letting fly from 25 yards - the ball almost clears the stand behind the goal.


    Leon Osman is on for Steven Pienaar, who fails to recover from a hard challenge by Arsenal defender Calum Chambers.

  78. Post update

    Everton 0-0 Arsenal

    Chris Bevan

    BBC Sport at Goodison Park

    "Just as he did in this fixture last season, Romelu Lukaku is lingering out on the right, although he has not had the chance to run at Nacho Monreal yet - probably to Monreal's relief. Steven Naismith is playing inside him, with Kevin Mirallas wide on the left.

    "This has been a tidy start by the Toffees, who are set up in the 3-4-3 formation that was a favourite of their boss Roberto Martinez when he was in charge at Wigan, but they are yet to trouble the Arsenal defence."

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    Everton 0-0 Arsenal

    Not much to shout about in the opening stages at Goodison, although Arsenal's Nacho Monreal will be furious with team mate Aaron Ramsey after he failed to find him in space down the right. Should have been the opening chance of the game.

  80. Player reaction

    Crystal Palace 1-3 West Ham

    Crystal Palace defender Brede Hangeland speaking to Final Score, after his side were beaten 3-1 by West Ham: "I thought last weekend we played well and lost but this weekend have not played well and lost. We need to get back on the training pitch and work hard.

    "To go 3-1 down during our best spell in the game was very disappointing. Ideally you would like a settled situation but often that is not the case so you have to try and focus on things you can influence and that is your performance on the training pith and on the pitch on a Saturday."

  81. Text us on 81111

    Chelsea 2-0 Leicester

    Simon in Woking, via text: That's right Chelsea fans. You beat two promoted teams and you're going to win the league... Predictable.

    Dan from Wokingham, via text: I think everyone who is chirping up that Chelsea are nailed on to win the league should settle down. They've beaten two newly promoted teams, that's all!

    Chris via text: Cardiff put in some good early season performances last year, Leicester still have a long way to go.


    Mauro Zarate

    The results for the vote are in and 44% of you voted for West Ham as the team of the day. The Hammers beat London rivals Crystal Palace 3-1 at Selhurst Park. 41% voted for Championship side Nottingham Forest and 15% voted for Inverness Caledonian Thistle who beat Celtic in the Scottish Premiership earlier today.

    You can view the results online here. Thanks for voting.

  83. Post update

    Everton 0-0 Arsenal

    An early corner for Everton's Leighton Baines is comfortably cleared by Arsenal as both sides look to find their feet. The Gunners will still have bad memories of last season's 3-0 reverse at Goodison.

  84. Post update

    Everton 0-0 Arsenal

    Opta Joe: 4 - Arsenal have gone four games without a win against Everton, their worst such run in the Premier League. Hoodoo.

  85. KICK-OFF

    Everton 0-0 Arsenal (17:30 BST)

    Game on at Goodison.

  86. Post update

    Everton v Arsenal (17:30 BST)

    Chris Bevan

    BBC Sport at Goodison Park

    Kieran Gibbs's injury means a return to the scene of last season's nightmare for Arsenal left-back Nacho Monreal, who was bulldozed time and time again by Everton striker Romelu Lukaku as the Gunners lost 3-0 at Goodison Park in April.

    Lukaku, who was playing on the right that day, is probably licking his lips at the thought of going up against the Spaniard again.

    Mind you, that wasn't the only time Arsenal found themselves overpowered when they travelled to play the other teams in last season's top five. The Gunners lost all four games, conceding 20 goals in the process.

    How they fare this evening will be a test of their title credentials, and the first measure of how much steel they have to go with the undoubted skill in their side.

  87. Football League full-time

    League Two

    No goalless draws to worry about in League Two, where there were 33 goals in a dozen matches. Portsmouth needed just the one - a late strike from Craig Westcarr - to see off Oxford and move up to second. But Pompey are still two points adrift of leaders Morecambe, who beat Cambridge 2-1 for their fourth win from four.

    Cheltenham fought back from a 2-0 deficit to win a 3-2 thriller at Tranmere and go into the third automatic spot. Elsewhere, there were wins for Hartlepool, Bury, Dagenham and Redbridge and Wycombe.

  88. Post update

    Everton v Arsenal (17:30 BST)

    Chris Bevan

    BBC Sport at Goodison Park

    "A huge image of Toffees boss Roberto Martinez and the Spanish phrase 'Solo lo mejor' (which translates to 'only the best') with which he ends every pre-match missive is plastered over one end of the Goodison Road stand and Martinez uses his first programme notes of the season to encourage fans and players to keep to those high standards.

    Roberto Martinez

    "It's important that every game we go into, we push each other to reach the strongest level that we have," writes Martinez.

    "We all know the challenge that today's visitors Arsenal will bring but very weekend we will face completely different opposition and each demands perfect standards from our performance to find a way to reach positive results."

  89. Post update

    Everton v Arsenal (17:30 BST)

    Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski: I won't be present in person but my thoughts are there with you lads. good luck at the match, go and represent, bring us the 3 points #Poldi

    Fellow striker Theo Walcott: Big Game today. Wishing the team all the best! I'll be watching ⚽️ #afc #COYG

  90. Manager reaction

    Southampton 0-0 West Brom

    West Brom boss Alan Irvine: "I think both teams had their spells when they controlled things. We came here knowing they were a good side and it was important our organisation was good when we didn't have possession. We perhaps didn't create enough when we did have the ball.

    Alan Irvine

    "We are a work in progress. It is not where we want to be right now but we are hoping for better going forward."

  91. Manager reaction

    Crystal Palace 1-3 West Ham:

    One man who will not be tuning in to Match of the Day this evening is Crystal Palace caretaker manager Keith Millen.

    Keith Millen

    He told Barry Davies: "I wont be watching that tonight! I'll recover hopefully and watch it on Sunday.

    "It doesn't get any easier. What's gone on this week has been tough for the lads. We never got going at all."

  92. Manager reaction

    Swansea 1-0 Burnley

    Burnley manager Sean Dyche tells BBC Sport: "It's disappointing that we didn't come away with anything, but you could see the growth from us. In the second half we were excellent.

    Sean Dyche

    "Sometimes when you are promoted you are wondering if you belong here. In the first half we showed them too much respect and at half-time I said 'go out and express yourselves'. The movement, energy and determination was good, but we have to learn quickly.

    "You have to remember what you are and believe in what you are. We knew this would be a challenge, a difficult one, and we are enjoying the way the team are operating, but we need to get points on the board."

  93. Manager reaction

    Southampton 0-0 West Brom

    Southampton manager Ronald Koeman: "We didn't have the quality to create a lot. I was disappointed by the level we had today in an offensive way.

    Ronald Koeman

    "It is our first point and that is good but we need to play better. Last week we played better in a higher tempo. The first 45 minutes we built up too slowly and didn't surprise them in attack.

    "I tried to change it but in the second half it still wasn't good."

  94. Post update

    Everton v Arsenal (17:30 BST)


    Arsene Wenger's trophy drought has ended and the Gunners have won their opening Premier League game. Could this season be the one they lift the league trophy once more?

  95. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Everton v Arsenal (17:30 BST)

    Joe Wedgewood: Really exciting and balanced Arsenal XI - Ox will shine in the middle with his driving runs forward from deep.

    Tyler Gilson: Excellent starting XI for arsenal. Full of pace and flair

    Charlie Ridgewell: Thrilled @Alexis_Sanchez is up front and @Alex_OxChambo on the wing as that's what needed for strike force with @MesutOzil1088 back

  96. Post update

    Everton v Arsenal (17:30 BST)


    Everton look as though they will line up in a similar 4-2-3-1 formation as Arsenal with Romelu Lukaku leading the attack. Arsenal know what a menace he can be.

  97. Manager reaction

    Crystal Palace 1-3 West Ham

    Match of the Day aired a 50th anniversary special last night. One man who enjoyed it and who is looking forward to tonight's programme is West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce.

    He told Barry Davies, who returned for the Selhurst Park clash to mark the anniversary: "I enjoyed the programme last night, I thought it was absolutely fantastic. Certainly tonight I'll be looking forward, as I always do, to watching what Match of the Day has to offer.

    Sam Allardyce

    "We got everything right today. We could have scored more than we did. We had a plan of attack to break Crystal Palace down with a patient approach.

    "I think, in particular Mauro (Zarate) showed he could find the spaces and create some good opportunities. Getting us off to a goal start was important at that stage because we were in control."

  98. Football League full-time

    League One

    Fleetwood have been finding life in League One rather comfortable and, despite dropping their first points of the season, remain top after a 0-0 home draw against fellow newly-promoted side Chesterfield.

    Peterborough move second after Kyle Vassell's goal was enough to beat fellow high-flyers Bradford.Barnsley, Preston and Swindon are all in the top six after home wins, while pointless Crewe are still bottom after losing 2-0 at Swindon. Doncaster and Notts County were the other winners in the third-tier, where three of the 12 matches remained goalless.

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    Everton v Arsenal (17:30 BST)


    It looks like Arsenal are going with one up front this evening, with Alexis Sanchez supported by Mesut Ozil, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Jack Wilshere. A few Gunners fans still think their club need another striker, I guess they will know a bit more in 90 minutes time.

  100. Manager reaction

    Chelsea 2-0 Leicester

    Leicester manager Nigel Pearson: "We're disappointed. Key moments didn't quite go our way today. I thought we played exceptionally well in the first half but it's about taking your chances when you get them.

    Nigel Pearson

    "There are more positives today than there are negatives. We're not talking about us coming to places like this and being happy to lose the game, but I think the players showed what they're capable of. What we need to do is sustain it for the entirety of the game."

  101. Manager reaction

    Swansea 1-0 Burnley

    Swansea manager Garry Monk tells BBC Sport: "I knew it would be a tough game. In the first half we controlled it, but in the second we expected them to throw everything at us and they did. But you have to applaud our players.

    Garry Monk

    "You have games like that and it's about the attitude of your players and the way they defended was superb, restricting Burnley to one shot on target.

    "We matched them toe-for-toe and we defended properly. We can improve in many areas, as we didn't pass the ball as well as we can do in the second half, but our attitude and defending was great."

  102. Football League full-time


    Most Fulham fans thought it could not get worse after relegation from the Premier League. Unfortunately it has. The Cottagers slumped to the bottom of the Championship after a 5-1 thrashing at Derby condemned them to a fourth straight defeat.

    That means that Blackpool, remarkably, move up a place despite continuing their own 100% losing start. The Tangerines lost 1-0 at north-west rivals Wigan after Spanish striker Oriol Riera scored his maiden goal for the Latics.

    At the other end of the table, Stuart Pearce's Nottingham Forest are leading the way. They remain top after a resounding 4-0 win against Reading, who saw their former employee Michail Antonio score twice for the home side.

    Another thumping win saw Watford power past Leeds, who finished with nine men, in a 4-1 home success. Blackburn, Brighton and Wolves all enjoyed home wins, while near neighbours Sheffield Wednesday and Rotherham return to South Yorkshire with valuable away wins.

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    Opta Joe: 4 - In their previous Premier League campaign (2009-10), Burnley took only four points away from home (W1 D1 L17). Shy.

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    Everton v Arsenal (17:30 BST)

    Chris Bevan

    BBC Sport at Goodison Park

    "The feats of Everton's all-time top scorer Dixie Dean, whose statue welcomes fans outside Goodison Park, are unlikely to ever be matched but if the Toffees are to break into the top four this season, then they surely need their new £28m striker Romelu Lukaku to become a modern-day goal machine.


    "Lukaku is already a fans' favourite after his successful loan spell with Everton last season and there are stacks of flags and scarves saluting 'The Belgian Tank' on sale outside the ground ahead of his first home game since signing permanently from Chelsea.

    "All he needs now is to score his first goal of the new campaign, something he might be especially confident of getting against Arsenal after the way he destroyed the Gunners when they were last here in April."

  105. Manager reaction

    Chelsea 2-0 Leicester

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho on Sky Sports: "We didn't play good in the first half. Leicester came with great defensive intensity, trying to scare us in counter-attack and we were a bit slow - slow in moving the ball and slow thinking and we needed to change and we did that.

    Jose Mourinho

    "The second half was compete control. I don't forget they had a good chance with the result 0-0 but we had so many chances, so many opportunities to score obviously we deserved the victory."

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    Chelsea 2-0 Leicester

    Jose Mourinho is looking fairly content with life as he talks to the media about Chelsea's win. It could have been very different though had David Nugent kept his head when through on goal early in the second half for Leicester.

    Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois did well to save with his legs but he should not have been given the chance.


    Have your say on the best performance of the afternoon in our Final Score vote. We're asking who is your team of the day? The vote closes at 17:20 BST and results will be announced on Final Score on BBC Two (England & Wales only) shortly after.

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    Chelsea and Swansea fans will like the look of the Premier League table as they sit top of the pile with two wins from two. Arsenal will look to join them with a win against Everton this evening. Still, early, early days, but everyone likes being top of the table don't they?

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    Crystal Palace 1-3 West Ham

    Phil McNulty

    BBC Sport Chief Football Writer at Selhurst Park

    "A very comfortable victory for West Ham United and with some of the style co-owners David Sullivan and David Gold have demanded.

    "This rounds off a miserable 10 days for Crystal Palace and chairman Steve Parish must address the appointment of a new manager as a matter of urgency."

  110. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Chelsea 2-0 Leicester

    Dave Chapman: Chelsea are going to be a real force this year. Not sure even City will stop them.

    Leslie: This Leicester City side are going to raise eyebrows throughout the season

    Mendi: This is what we were missing last season!!! Now Chelsea will be goal machine!!

  111. FULL-TIME

    Crystal Palace 1-3 West Ham

    You can imagine Palace chairman Steve Parish will be making a few phone calls this evening as he looks to get his club's managerial situation sorted. A dominant and deserved victory from an impressive West Ham side.

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    Swansea 1-0 Burnley

    Alistair Mann

    BBC Match of the Day commentator at the Liberty Stadium

    "Swansea will be pleased with the three points, but not necessarily the manner of the win. Once again the newly-promoted side have learned a harsh lesson that you have to take your chances when they come. Burnley didn't and they lost.

    "Garry Monk's side could've been pegged back by a very good second half from the visitors. Swansea were good value for their lead in the first half, but Burnley missed a number of opportunities after the break."

  113. FULL-TIME

    Chelsea 2-0 Leicester

    Chelsea 2-0 Leicester

    Comfortable enough for Chelsea in the end but Leicester certainly gave them a scare. Two wins out of two for Jose Mourinho's men.

  114. FULL-TIME

    Southampton 0-0 West Brom

    The initial delivery is awful from Chris Brunt as it hits the first man and his second attempt is even worse. Game over at Southampton.

  115. FULL-TIME

    Swansea 1-0 Burnley

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    Southampton 0-0 West Brom

    Corner for West Brom. Can they?

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    Infostrada Sports: Diego Costa is the first player to score in both his first two league matches for Chelsea since Deco in the 2008/09 season.

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    Southampton 0-0 West Brom

    West Brom and Southampton are both looking for their first wins of the season and they have three minutes of added time to get it.

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    Swansea 1-0 Burnley

    Three minutes of injury-time at the Liberty Stadium. Can Burnley get the equaliser they deserve?

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    Southampton 0-0 West Brom

    West Brom's last throw of the dice as Stephane Sessegnon comes on for Saido Berahino.

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    Southampton 0-0 West Brom

    Entering the last five minutes at Southampton. Can anyone find a winner? The first 85 minutes has suggested not.

  122. Team news

    Everton v Arsenal (17:30 BST)

    Kevin Mirallas

    Mesut Ozil, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Nacho Monreal and Per Mertesacker all come into the Arsenal team from the side which beat Crystal Palace last weekend. Laurent Koscielny is on the bench and Alexis Sanchez starts up front on his own.

    Everton have Seamus Coleman back in the XI, with Romelu Lukaku and Steven Naismith leading the line.

    Everton XI: Howard, Coleman, Jagielka, Distin, Baines, Barry, McCarthy, Mirallas, Naismith, Pienaar, Lukaku.

    Arsenal XI: Szczesny, Debuchy, Mertesacker, Chambers, Monreal, Flamini, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Wilshere, Ramsey, Ozil, Sanchez.

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    Crystal Palace 1-3 West Ham

    BBC London 94.9

    Former Queens Park Rangers forward Bradley Allen: "West Ham are totally dominating, gripping the game. They're being very professional and there doesn't look any danger of this match being turned on its head."

    Listen to Crystal Palace v West Ham United on BBC London 94.9.

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    Chelsea 2-0 Leicester

    Danny Mills

    Final Score

    On Chelsea's signing of Drogba: "I think it is a very shrewd signing. He is not going to play every week but when you look at the bench and know he can come on and score a goal.

    "He has got that presence and that aura, and defenders are going to think we have just got rid of Costa and now we have to cope with Drogba."

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    Less than 10 minutes to go around the grounds now. Still flat at Southampton while Burnley are still pressing for an equaliser at Swansea. Chelsea and West Ham look safe for their three points.

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    Swansea 1-0 Burnley

    Burnley had dominated the second half, but nearly get caught with a sucker-punch.

    Swansea substitute Jefferson Montero floats in a cross from the left wing and Burnley goalkeeper Tom Heaton gets there ahead of Bafetimbi Gomis to punch clear. However, the punch falls to Ki Sung-Yueng but he fires wildly over the top. Swansea lead 1-0 with 10 minutes left.


    Crystal Palace 1-3 West Ham

    Dwight Gayle is on in place of Fraizer Campbell. Palace fans will be hoping Gayle can repeat his heroics of last season, when he scored twice late on to snatch a 3-3 draw against Liverpool.


    Chelsea 2-0 Leicester

    Party time at Stamford Bridge as the home fans rise as one to greet Didier Drogba's return. The Ivorian replaces goal scorer Diego Costa having re-signed for the club in the summer.

    If Costa continues as he started his Blues career, it won't be long before he receives similar Chelsea adulation.

    Chelsea's Didier Drogba replaces Diego Costa
  129. Football League latest

    League One and League Two

    Vassell scores to put Peterborough 1-0 ahead at fellow League One high-flyers Bradford. No, not that Vassell - young Posh striker Kyle is the man who does the damage.

    South Yorkshire sides Doncaster and Sheffield United have taken second-half leads against Colchester and Crawley respectively, while Yeovil are also 1-0 ahead against recently-promoted Scunthorpe.

    Early League Two leaders Morecambe are now 2-1 in front at Cambridge, while Cheltenham and Plymouth trail by the same scorelines at Tranmere and Bury after pulling goals back. Only one game is still goalless in the fourth tier - Oxford and Portsmouth struggling to break the other down.

  130. GOAL

    Chelsea 2-0 Leicester - Eden Hazard (77 mins)

    Game over, surely. Jose Mourinho punches the air as Eden Hazard cuts inside from the right, beats a Leicester defender, before firing into the net under Kasper Schmeichel.

    The goalkeeper might have done better but Hazard's shot did take a slight deflection off Leicester defender Wes Morgan.

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    Carlton Cole

    Plenty to play for with less than 20 minutes remaining around the grounds. West Ham will fancy their work is almost done at Palace, but Chelsea and Swansea know their goal advantages can be wiped away in a second. Is there a winner at Southampton?

  132. CLOSE!

    Southampton 0-0 West Brom

    A great effort from James Ward-Prowse from a free-kick almost gives Southampton the lead. The midfielder's dipping shot beats the wall and clips the outside of the post with Ben Foster scrambling across goal. The game has opened up a bit now.

  133. Football League latest


    Stuart Pearce's return to Nottingham Forest continues to go to plan - the Championship leaders are crusing against visitors Reading. Forest's £1.5m summer signing Michail Antonio, who started his professional career at the Royals, pokes in his second of the afternoon before Matty Fryatt and Britt Assombalonga make it 4-0.

    Nahki Wells taps 10-man Huddersfield, who are still to taste victory this season, ahead against Charlton. Yorkshire rivals Rotherham take a slender 1-0 lead at Millwall - which means only Wolves against Cardiff remains goalless.

    Fulham level at Derby - briefly. The Rams score two more goals in a minute to lead 3-1 and leave the Cottagers staring a fourth straight defeat in the face.

  134. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Chelsea 1-0 Leicester

    Lawal Harby: Who said Costa means 'average' in another language?...who?

    Hashim Albahbahani: Is Ivanovic still considered a make shift right back? One of the best and most consistent full backs in the league.


    Chelsea 1-0 Leicester

    Chelsea 1-0 Leicester

    Oscar is removed by Jose Mourinho and replaced by Brazilian Willian. Chelsea know another goal is needed with Leicester threatening on the break.

    David Nugent must be feeling pretty sick at the moment though after fluffing his lines when the scores were level. You can't afford to miss chances like that in the Premier League.

  136. GREAT SAVE!

    Swansea 1-0 Burnley

    Some of today's games have not been the best, but the crowd at the Liberty Stadium are being treated to great entertainment. Burnley have looked a different team in the second half and only a superb finger-tip save from Lukasz Fabianski keeps the hosts ahead.

    David Jones's effort is stopped by the Polish goalkeeper, who just gets enough on the ball to not only keep it out of the goal but away from a sliding Lukas Jutkiewicz. The striker ends up in the net. The ball doesn't.

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    Chelsea 1-0 Leicester

    Danny Mills

    Final Score

    "Chelsea were building concerted pressure... OK they were hit once or twice on the counter-attack, but it was deserved."

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    Crystal Palace 1-3 West Ham

    BBC London 94.9

    Sam Allardyce

    Former Queens Park Rangers forward Bradley Allen: "West Ham had been knocked out of their stride. After Chamakh's goal you thought Palace could go on and overturn their deficit but after that Carlton Cole goal, you would expect West Ham to go on to pick up their first win of the season."

    Listen to Crystal Palace v West Ham United on BBC London 94.9.

  139. CLOSE!

    Swansea 1-0 Burnley

    That could be a costly miss from Burnley. Lukas Jutkiewicz gets ahead of Swansea defender Jordi Amat, but the flicked header from the edge of the six-yard area just goes over the bar. That should have been an equaliser. You can't waste those sort of chances in the Premier League.

  140. GOAL

    Crystal Palace 1-3 West Ham - Carlton Cole (62 mins)

    The Hammers are in dreamland as Carlton Cole scores his first goal since February.

    Crystal Palace fail to deal with a ball into the box and Cole volleys home from inside the penalty area after Damien Delaney's could only partially clear.

    Big Sam promised more attacking football this season and they are certainly delivering this afternoon.

  141. GOAL

    Chelsea 1-0 Leicester - Diego Costa (63mins)

    It is that man again. Chelsea's £32m summer signing Diego Costa makes it two goals in two Premier League games as he stabs home from eight yards after chesting down Branislav Ivanovic's cross.

    Ivanovic deserves massive credit for his marauding run down the right but also great composure by Costa to finish under heavy pressure.

    Diego Costa celebrates scoring the opening goal
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