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Emlyn Begley and Jonathan Jurejko

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  1. Will Lineker keep his promise?

    I'll leave you with the question many people are asking; Will Gary Lineker present Match of the Day tonight in his underwear?

    He promised to do so if Leicester won the Premier League. But he wasn't expecting it to actually happen.

    The only way to find out if he will keep to that promise is by watching BBC One at 22:30 BST tonight. My football-hating wife has already told me MOTD is going on our TV tonight...

    Gary Lineker

    Man City 1-0 Sunderland

    Manchester City are leading Sunderland 1-0 at half-time, live text of that game here.

  3. 'Conte's no soft touch'

    Chelsea v West Ham (Monday 20:: BST)

    Trevor Sinclair

    Former England winger on BBC Football Focus

    I really fancy Chelsea's chances. The manager is inspirational and he's not a soft touch. I think that's what the personalities and egos at Chelsea need.

    I think we will see the real Chelsea turn up this season.

  4. Wenger needs to buy

    Arsenal v Liverpool (Sunday 16:00 BST)

    Trevor Sinclair

    Former England winger on BBC Football Focus

    If he wants to win the league or make a challenge I think he needs to make a marquee signing, a centre-forward - a focal point.

    Giroud went off the boil last season and they had no-one to come in.

  5. Top four target for Liverpool

    Arsenal v Liverpool (Sunday 16:00 BST)

    Kevin Kilbane

    Former Hull City, Everton and Sunderland winger on BBC Football Focus

    I think not playing in Europe will help them. The last time that was the case they finished second.

    Sadio Mane is a good signing and I think top-four is a realistic aim.

  6. 'Mourinho is going to do well'

    Bournemouth v Manchester United (Sunday 13:30 BST)

    Meanwhile in Rio, Usain Bolt has been discussing Manchester United's chances with BBC News - after admitting he didn't know where Bournemouth was.

    "Mourinho is going to do well, I'm sure," he said.

    "They didn’t look so superb the first game but they need time to mesh so they’ll be fine.

    "I can see the team is happy, everybody is trying to play good. When everybody comes together it should be great."

  7. Mourinho the right man

    Bournemouth v Manchester United (Sunday 13:30 BST)

    Kevin Kilbane

    Former Hull City, Everton and Sunderland winger on BBC Football Focus

    Historically you might have said he's not the right fit but Manchester United need that quick fix. 

    He's the sort of manager who can make a big impact. 

    We are all talking about Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic and hopefully those two will light up the Premier League.

  8. 'Don't be afraid'

    Southampton 1-1 Watford

    Southampton boss Claude Puel, after his first competitive game in charge, told BBC Sport: "At half-time, I told the players 'just don’t be afraid'. In the second half it was important to make good intentions and play good football.

    "If you play good football, you don’t problems. This was true in the second half.

    "In the second half you can see the future."  

    On playing winger Nathan Redmond as a striker: "It’s interesting for him and the team. I said that he can play a good season as a striker. It was good for his confidence to score today."

  9. 'We played an amazing game'

    Middlesbrough 1-1 Stoke

    Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka: "We played an amazing game. Three months ago we were in the Championship and played today against a team that has finished ninth in the Premier League in the last three seasons.

    "For us it was difficult test, a good test, with all the pressure of the first game in the Premier League but I'm really pleased. 

    "Alvaro Negredo and Gaston Ramirez are the reflection of the team. It's easier to play the way they have played, as individuals, when you know how important the team is for everyone."

    Aitor Karanka
  10. Mazzarri happy with Hornets

    Southampton 1-1 Watford

    Watford head coach Walter Mazzarri, after his first competitive game in charge: “I am very happy with how we did. I look at the performance more than the point.

    “When we had 10 men we were not able to play our game but the team showed great character.

    “I think in the first half we could have got a bit more. When our energy was good we played a great game but we couldn’t quite finish the game off.

    “The players have done well with the formation and I think we were unlucky with the red card because we were playing well at that moment."

    Walter Mazzarri
  11. 'Points over goals'

    Southampton 1-1 Watford

    Southampton winger Nathan Redmond scored on his debut today.

    "We wanted to get off to a good start," he said. "We were sloppy in the first half but luckily picked it up in the second. We’ve got to start better in the next game.

    "The manager told us at half-time to take pride in what we were doing. We showed great spirit to come back.

    "To get my first goal is good but I’d have preferred the three points."

    Nathan Redmond
  12. Striker search goes on - Pardew

    Crystal Palace 0-1 West Brom

    Crystal Palace's ongoing search for a new striker has been "very frustrating", says boss Alan Pardew.

    The Eagles have been heavily linked with Liverpool striker Christian Benteke.

    "We know we need strikers to come into the club and we're working hard on that. We can't get one over the line," he tells BBC Sport.

    "Steve Parish (Palace chairman) and myself are still pushing the door and hopefully the door will open. 

    "We've got to have a cutting edge and score some goals. We're very much aware of that and we'll address it."

    Alan Pardew
  13. Butland will be back in a couple of weeks

    Middlesbrough 1-1 Stoke

    Stoke boss Mark Hughes says goalkeeper Jack Butland will be out for a "couple of weeks rather than anything more sinister". 

    About 40-year-old deputy Shay Given: "We’ve got a very good keeper. What Shay gives you is good information to the people in front of him. He demands his defenders to stay on their toes."

  14. Post update

    Middlesbrough 1-1 Stoke

    Stoke boss Mark Hughes: "Maybe we could have dealt better with their goal but Alvaro Negredo is a handful in the box. 

    "I thought we acquitted ourselves well and tried to create things. We finished strongly so that’s encouraging. On another day with a little more care we could have scored more goals.

    "Overall we restricted them as a home side. We calmed the crowd and didn't allow Middlesbrough to built any momentum. Quite clearly Joe Allen is outstanding and he’ll be a mainstay of this side for a long time. He can build his career here now."

    Mark Hughes
  15. 'We are hoping and praying Berahino stays'

    Crystal Palace 0-1 West Brom

    West Brom manager Tony Pulis is "hoping and praying" the Premier League club can keep Saido Berahino beyond the summer transfer window.

    England Under-21 striker Berahino was a target for Tottenham in the past two windows, and has been linked with another move away this summer.

    "He won't leave unless we bring someone in, that has always been the case," Pulis said after the opening-day 1-0 win at Crystal Palace. "There has to be someone of that quality coming through the door.

    "It is more important that we stay in the Premier League and Saido's goals will help us do that. We're hoping and praying we can keep him."

    Saido Berahino
  16. Albion win 'no fluke'

    Crystal Palace 0-1 West Brom

    West Brom's opening-day win at Crystal Palace was "not a fluke", says manager Tony Pulis.

    "I think we deserved it," the Welshman told BBC Sport. "Palace never created a lot, they had just long range shots really. I'm very pleased."

    Tony Pulis
  17. Post update

    Man City 1-0 Sunderland

    Manchester City are winning already, with Sergio Aguero scoring an early penalty against Sunderland. Live text here.

  18. Manager reaction

    Crystal Palace 0-1 West Brom

    Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew: "We lacked a cutting edge, a moment, today. If we had scored first, we would've won.

    "I thought we were pretty strong defensively, they didn't have many chances.

    "West Brom are never easy, they camp the midfield, make it hard at the back and of course - set plays." 

  19. Post update

    Crystal Palace 0-1 West Brom

  20. The long goodbye?

    Crystal Palace 0-1 West Brom

    Crystal Palace winger Yannick Bolasie is "close" to moving to Everton, says Eagles boss Alan Pardew.

    Bolasie started on the bench against West Brom, coming on in the second half to a standing ovation from the home fans.

    "It will be disappointing if he is going to move," Pardew told BBC Sport. "The deal is close but he will go with our best wishes. 

    "I think it is fair to say his heart and soul is elsewhere. Yannick is all about heart and soul and if it is not with us then we have to say goodbye. 

    "But by the same token the deal is not done yet so we will wait and see."

    Yannick Bolasie