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Live Reporting

Thomas Mallows

All times stated are UK

  1. Goodbye

    It is time to bring this live page to a close. Here are some of today's headlines:

    Do stick with the BBC Sport website this evening for live text commentary of the final two Premier League games of the weekend.

    If they are anything like what we have witnessed over the last two days, it's sure to be an eventful evening.

    Bye for now!

  2. Ake and Torres could feature for City

    Wolves v Manchester City (20:15 BST)

    Wolves are without forward Diogo Jota following his departure to Liverpool, while Jonny remains on the sidelines with a long-term knee injury.

    Manchester City's Riyad Mahrez is available after a spell in isolation because of a positive coronavirus test, but Ilkay Gundogan is absent after his positive test was confirmed earlier on Monday.

    Aymeric Laporte is not yet ready to feature having been in isolation himself, while Sergio Aguero remains out injured.

    Nathan Ake and Ferran Torres are available to make their debuts.

    Nathan Ake at Manchester City training
  3. Martinez set for Villa debut

    Aston Villa v Sheffield United (18:00 BST)

    New signing Emiliano Martinez is expected to start in goal for Aston Villa's belated opening league game of the season on Monday.

    Ollie Watkins and Matty Cash are poised to make their Premier League debuts.

    Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder reported no new fresh injuries after his side's Carabao Cup tie against Burnley on Thursday.

    Debutants Max Lowe, Jayden Bogle, Ethan Ampadu, Wes Foderingham and Oli Burke all impressed Wilder in that game.

    Ollie Watkins playing for Aston Villa
  4. Post update

    We have had a look back, now let's have a look forward to tonight's Premier League matches....

  5. Gossip: Arsenal to include Torreira in deal for Partey

    Arsenal feature heavily in today's gossip column:

    Gunners boss Mikel Arteta says the club are not in negotiations with Alexandre Lacazette over a new contract, with the 29-year-old France striker having less than two years left on his current deal. (Mirror)

    Arsenal and Germany centre-back Shkodran Mustafi, 28, is a target for Lazio and Napoli and the Gunners are open to offers. (Sun)

    The Gunners want to include Uruguay midfielder Lucas Torreira, 24, in a deal to sign Ghana midfielder Thomas Partey, 27, from Atletico Madrid. (El Gol, via Express)

    Head over to today's gossip column for all today's transfer rumours.

  6. Why John Stones can still save his Man City career

    John Stones has been backed to turn his career around at Manchester City by former City defender.

    In his latest Match of the Day analysis column, Lescott explains why it is a huge campaign for the 26-year-old as he looks to regain his starting place for club and country.

    You can read what Joleon Lescott has to say by heading over here.

    John Stones at Man City training
  7. Pep Guardiola's five substitutes complaint

    Wolves v Man City (20:15 BST)

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport

    Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is not happy at the decision by Premier League clubs to revert from five substitutes to three for the 2020-21 season.

    City open their campaign at Wolves tonight and given virtually all his squad are internationals, Guardiola is concerned about the workload being expected of them.

    "I don’t understand why, when we have this incredible schedule, finishing one season and started the next one quickly, we cannot protect the players with five substitutions, and instead we are sticking to three.

    "The argument is it helps the favourite. But then people don’t understand absolutely because the guys who are going to play for teams below the top five or six have the same problem as all of us. They have games every three days too. We have to protect the players."

    If City win their Carabao Cup third round tie against Bournemouth on Thursday, they will not have a midweek off until after Christmas.

  8. Fans return to Bundesliga stadiums - how did it go?

    Germany's top flight was among a select few leagues on the continent to bring fans back to stadiums this weekend.

    Six out of the nine host teams were allowed to welcome supporters on the first matchday of the season, with the number of spectators ranging from 4,600 to 9,300, filling 10 to 25% of the stadium seats.

    But how did it go? German football expert Constantin Eckner explains all.

  9. Get Involved

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    Adam Leatherbarrow: Re Peter Josi 09.41: Lampard set up to contain and counter attack. Was working well (defensively) until Christensen got a red. 10 men vs Liverpool is not easy for anyone, especially when Kepa gives Mane a goal to go 2-0 up. His days are far, far, from numbered

  10. Gundogan to miss at least three matches

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport

    Gundogan's positive test was part of the latest pre-match-day testing meaning he will miss three games this week – Wolves tonight, Bournemouth in the EFL Cup and Leicester on Sunday in the Premier League.

    In addition, whilst he will technically be available for the Carabao Cup fourth round tie at Millwall or Burnley if City get through, Gundogan won’t have trained so it is doubtful he will be involved in that match or the Premier League trip to Leeds on 3 or 4 October.

  11. Complacency only weakness for Liverpool - Heskey

    BBC Radio 5 Live

    Former Liverpool striker Emile Heskey says complacency is the only thing that will hold the Reds back this season, with their squad more than good enough to compete for the title once again.

    "I think complacency is their only weakness, just not concentrating as we saw with the Leeds game where they conceded goals," Heskey told 5 Live Breakfast.

    "I think a lot of it is complacency and not concentrating hard enough. Apart from that I think with the signings that he [Jurgen Klopp] has made it’s just cemented it even more you know.

    "Mane looks unbelievably confident at this moment in time, Salah is Salah, he’s going to get you goals but it just looks great at the minute."

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    SMS Message: Chelsea fans need to calm down. Yes you've spent money but it isn't an instant fix. You've signed two defenders who are both yet to play. Plus Ziyech and Pulisic, who would also be starters, are out. Losing to Liverpool isn't a disaster. They're still by far the best team in the League. You should be aiming for solid third this season and I'm sure you'll improve as the season goes on and new signings bed in. from Patrick L, London
    Patrick L, London
  13. Nketiah seals win late on for Gunners

    Arsenal 2-1 West Ham

    Arsenal needed a late Eddie Nketiah goal to beat West Ham 2-1 at Emirates Stadium on Saturday evening.

    The result condemned the Hammers to a second successive defeat - the third time in the past four seasons they have lost their first two matches.

    Alexandre Lacazette opened the scoring for the Gunners before Michail Antonio equalised just before the break.

    That looked to be enough to secure a point, but Nketiah's late tap-in from a Dani Ceballos pass ensured Arsenal continued their fine home record against the Hammers, having won 11 of the last 12 meetings at Emirates Stadium.

    Arsenal celebrate their late winner against West Ham
  14. BreakingGundogan tests positive for Covid-19

    Manchester City have can confirmed Ilkay Gundogan has tested positive for Covid-19.

    In a statement on the club's website, City said:

    "Ilkay is now observing a 10-day period of self-isolation in accordance with Premier League and UK Government protocol on quarantine.

    "Everyone at the Club wishes Ilkay a speedy recovery."

  15. Leeds edge Fulham in seven-goal thriller

    Leeds 4-3 Fulham

    It certainly won't be boring watching Leeds this season. Marcelo Bielsa's side beat Fulham 4-3 on Saturday, seven days after being on the wrong end of the same scoreline against Liverpool.

    Those 14 goals are the most in a top-flight side's opening two matches since Wolves in 1962-63.

    Helder Costa scored twice for the Whites, with Patrick Bamford and Mateusz Klich also on target.

    Leeds players celebrating scoring against Fulham
  16. Roy longs for 'simple' handball

    Man Utd 1-3 Crystal Palace

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport

    I had to smile at Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson's reaction to being asked about the controversial penalty his side received in Saturday's win at Manchester United.

    Referee Martin Atkinson needed to check whether United defender Victor Lindelof handled the ball in the area - and after a number of reviews on the pitchside monitor, decided he had.

    "I long for the simpler version of handball," said the former England boss. "But I have been outvoted I suppose."

  17. Zaha double sees off Man Utd

    Man Utd 1-3 Crystal Palace

    Wilfried Zaha scored twice against his old club as Crystal Palace won 3-1 at Manchester United, with VAR playing a huge role in his first goal.

    Referee Martin Atkinson used the VAR TV monitor to decide Victor Lindelof had handled inside his own box. But, after David de Gea saved Jordan Ayew's spot-kick, Atkinson ordered a retake because the Spain international had moved off his line. Zaha took responsibility for the second attempt and made no mistake to put Palace 2-0 up.

    Debutant Donny van de Beek pulled one back 10 minutes from time but Zaha struck again against his former club to secure victory for Palace.

    Crystal Palace players celebrating scoring against Manchester United
  18. Calvert-Lewin and James star for Everton

    Everton 5-2 West Brom

    Dominic Calvert-Lewin hit a first career hat-trick and James Rodriguez scored on his home debut as Everton continued their impressive start to the Premier League season with a 5-2 win against 10-man West Brom.

    Calvert-Lewin cancelled out Grady Diangana's early opener before finishing the game off with two late goals to take his tally for the season to four.

    Rodriguez marked his home debut with a clinical finish on the stroke of half-time, sweeping a low effort into the far corner to put Everton 2-1 up.

    A crazy few minutes at the end of the first half saw Kieran Gibbs and manager Slaven Bilic sent off for the visitors - Gibbs dismissed for pushing Rodriguez, and Bilic for remonstrating with the officials as they made their way off the pitch at half-time.

    James Rodriguez celebrating scoring for Everton
  19. Post update

    We've had a look back at Sunday's action in the Premier League, but it was just as thrilling on Saturday, with 21 goals scored in just four matches.

    Let's take a look....

  20. Wolves in talks with Barca for Semedo

    Some more transfer news now and Wolves are in talks with Barcelona over Portugal defender Nelson Semedo.

    The 26-year-old would fill the right-back slot vacated by Matt Doherty, who joined Tottenham at the end of August.

    Barca boss Ronald Koeman wants to generate funds to overhaul his squad, meaning Wolves may be able to sign the player for around £30m.

    Nelson Semedo playing for Barcelona