Saturday’s Premier League as it happened including Burnley 0 Manchester United 0, Manchester City 0 Stoke 1 and Everton 3 Chelsea 6 - Live coverage - The Independent

Saturday’s Premier League as it happened including Burnley 0 Manchester United 0, Manchester City 0 Stoke 1 and Everton 3 Chelsea 6

Mame Biram Diouf celebrates scoring Stoke's winning goal at Manchester City. 
Welcome to The Independent’s live coverage of what was Saturday in the Premier League. Sam Dymond was on hand with all the action on a day that saw Stoke shock Manchester City, Chelsea hit Everton for six and Burnley hold Manchester United to another winless week.


    • Burnley 0 Manchester United 0 FT
    • United remain winless under Louis van Gaal despite Di Maria debut
    • Manchester City 0 Stoke 1 (Diouf 58') FT
    • Wonderful Diouf effort bags Potters first Premier League goal and win at the Etihad
    • Newcastle 3 (Janmaat 37', Aarons 73', Williamson 88') Crystal Palace 3 (Gayle 1', Puncheon 48', Zaha 90+5') FT
    • Returning loanee Zaha earns Eagles thrilling draw with injury time equaliser
    • QPR 1 (Austin 45') Sunderland 0 FT
    • Swansea 3 (Dyer 2', 71' Routledge 24') West Brom 0 FT
    • Swans continue their 100% record after comfortable home win
    • West Ham 1 (Noble 27') Southampton 3 (Schneiderlin 45', 68', Pelle 83') FT
    • Everton 3 (Mirallas 45', Naismith 69', Eto'o 76') Chelsea 6 (Costa 1', 90' Ivanovic 3', Coleman OG 67', Matic 74', Ramires 77') FT
    • Blues go top after winning frantic game that saw five goals in 11 second half minutes
    8/30/2014 11:00:51 AM
  • Good afternoon and welcome to The Independent's live coverage of today's action in the Premier League, the third instalment of this new season. After two enthralling previous weekends, can it get even better?

    Two clubs that will certainly be hoping for better are Lancashire counterparts Burnley and Manchester United, who meet this lunchtime at Turf Moor.

    I’m Sam Dymond, and I’ll be here to talk you through it all as it happens. If you want to have your say on any of today's games, or anything Premier League, then either 'make a comment' using the facility above, tweet @sammydymond or send an old fashioned email to

    8/30/2014 10:59:16 AM
  • Burnley versus Manchester United kicks-off at Turf Moor at 12.45pm.

    8/30/2014 11:09:20 AM
  • Breaking news like this has almost become a Daley occurrence...

    God, that was bad so early in the day. The coffee hasn't kicked in yet.
    8/30/2014 11:13:12 AM
  • Daley Blind is the latest new signing to pitch up at Old Trafford with his suitcase and A to Z, and, as Ian Herbert explains, the face of Manchester United will continue to change ahead of Monday's transfer deadline as the new manager admits the need for miracles...

    The Manchester United manager, Louis van Gaal, has warned that the club cannot expect an immediate “miracle” from the club’s new British record signing Angel Di Maria, as he admitted that he will have torn up the squad he inherited by the time the transfer window closes on Monday.
    8/30/2014 11:16:32 AM
  • The teams are in for the day's early kick-off at Turf Moor, and the big news is that record signing Angel Di Maria starts for Manchester United. The Argentine is one of two changes that Louis van Gaal makes to the team that drew at Sunderland, replacing Tom Cleverley, with Jonny Evans in for Chris Smalling at the back being the other. Meanwhile, Sean Dyche names an unchanged Burnley side despite the Clarets going down 1-0 at Swansea last Saturday.

    Burnley: Heaton, Trippier, Duff, Shackell, Mee, Arfield, Jones, Marney, Taylor, Ings, Jutkiewicz

    Subs: Gilks, Ward, Reid, Long, Wallace, Sordell, Barnes

    Manchester United: De Gea, Jones, Evans, Blackett, Valencia, Young, Fletcher, Di Maria, Mata, Rooney, Van Persie

    Subs: Amos, Januzaj, Hernandez, Welbeck, James, M. Keane, Anderson

    Referee: Chris Foy
    8/30/2014 11:16:43 AM
  • It may be just 35 miles that separate these two Lancashire opponents but, geography aside, they are lightyears apart.

    Sean Dyche's men will be eager to show the watching world that they can more than match United on the pitch this afternoon.
    8/30/2014 11:30:14 AM
  • The teams are in the tunnel, and are about to emerge from underneath that rickety old stand at the away end of Turf Moor. Outside, the home fans are being whipped into a frenzy by the stadium announcer, and the travelling supporters are giving it straight back. It's a proper north-west battle. It's proper football.
    8/30/2014 11:43:01 AM
  • KICK-OFF: Referee Chris Foy signals for the start, and Manchester United - in their away strip of white shirts and black shorts - get us underway, kicking from right to left; Burnley are in their classic claret and blue. The opening moments suggest that Angel Di Maria is going to line up in central midfield alongside Juan Mata. Hmm, Bryan Robson and Roy Keane, it is not.
    8/30/2014 11:45:25 AM
  • 3 mins: A let-off for Manchester United as David Jones hits the crossbar! The former Manchester United youth product lined up a free-kick 20 yards from goal after Lukas Jutkiewicz had been fouled outside the box, and he curled a lovely left-footed effort over the wall that had David de Gea flatfooted. Thankfully for the Spanish stopper the ball just didn't have enough and ricocheted off the woodwork and away. There was little reaction from the goalkeeper, but he had to be ultra-alert seconds later as Jonny Evans sent an underhit backpass in his direction that Jutkiewicz latched on to, but De Gea managed to clear the danger with his legs before the striker could find the target.
    8/30/2014 11:49:00 AM
  • 9 mins: The home side have continued to pressure the visitors with and without the ball; their tenacious closing down has seen them snapping away at United ankles, while their robust 4-4-2 system has seen them press at pace once they take possession. On the one occasion that Di Maria was able to find some space to take control of the ball in the Burnley half, the Argentine overhit a poor pass out for a goalkick, much to the mocking derision of the Turf Moor faithful.

    8/30/2014 11:58:13 AM
  • 15 mins: Another former United youngster shows his worth to the Burnley cause as Tom Heaton makes an excellent stop to deny Robin van Persie the game's opening goal. It was a beautiful lofted ball over the top of the home defence by Di Maria that sent the Dutchman in on goal, and after a brilliant take on the chest by Van Persie, the rest looked inevitable. However, Heaton stood tall to the striker's volley and was able to palm it away to safety. Yet it highlights that Van Gaal's team have started to find a foothold in this first half.
    8/30/2014 12:00:58 PM
  • 23 mins: Di Maria looks aghast at the temerity of Scott Arfield, who gives the British transfer record holder a shove into touch as the pair chase a loose ball down the wing. The Argentine will have to get used to that quickly especially with QPR and West Ham on the agenda. Meanwhile, the home fans strike up a chorus of "We support our local team" which is all very well and good, but I know a Burnley supporter who was born and raised in south-west London, and followed them all throughout the Paul Barnes-era in the 90s. Bloody gloryhunters.

    8/30/2014 12:11:44 PM
  • 27 mins: Jones has another pop from distance, and the swerve and dip of the ball has David de Gea in all kinds of trouble before the keeper manages to fist the ball over the bar. In truth, it's one of the most unconvincing punches since Ken Barlow and Mike Baldwin - another north-west derby - had that set-to in the Rovers Return, but it's enough to keep the ball out of the net. The resulting corner is eventually cleared after Danny Ings tries a sneaky backheel in the box.
    8/30/2014 12:16:16 PM
  • 33 mins: Scott Arfield showed he has eye for the spectacular with that lovely struck goal against Chelsea on the opening weekend, and he nearly makes headlines once again following a lovely run into the United penalty area. The former Huddersfield midfielder turned Tyler Blackett inside out on the right-hand side of the box before cutting inside Darren Fletcher, but his shot towards the near post was deflected behind by Phil Jones.
    8/30/2014 12:19:42 PM
  • 38 mins: Darren Fletcher goes into the book after holding back Danny Ings as the striker - yet to open his Premier League account for Burnley or my Fantasy Football team - looked to escape. The home side had kept possession following the infringement, and almost two minutes had passed before Chris Foy was able to stop play and card the United midfielder. It's good refereeing that deserves applause so expect Twitter to be awash with praise for a former Olympic gold medal winning cyclist this afternoon.
    8/30/2014 12:26:56 PM
  • 44 mins: Ashley Young turns away from Kieran Trippier on the left, and heads into the Burnley penalty box before tumbling to the ground following a hefty shoulder charge from the full-back. Chris Foy isn't interested in Young's protestations which is a let-off for Trippier, who was a little clumsy with his challenge. "His reputation probably went against Young there," admits BT Sport commentator Ian Darke. Yes, his reputation for being a big dirty diver; he'll be taking other people's ice cream out of the freezer next.

    There will be one minute of added time at the end of the first half.
    8/30/2014 12:31:32 PM

    8/30/2014 12:31:44 PM
  • SECOND HALF KICK-OFF: While the hosts get us back underway at Turf Moor for the second half, the BT Sport stats dweebs are quick to tell us that Burnley haven't kept a Premier League clean sheet in 29 attempts, and that Manchester United haven't been beaten by a newly-promoted team since that Robbie Blake goal on this very ground five years ago. Will history repeat itself in the next 45 minutes?
    8/30/2014 12:47:50 PM
  • 53 mins: Angel Di Maria continues to shine on an impressive Manchester United debut, but his presence still hasn't been enough to force the 2013 champions into the lead. Yet. It's the Argentine who forces the first attempt since the restart but his driven angled effort at the culmination of a flowing move is blocked behind by some solid Burnley defending.
    8/30/2014 12:57:37 PM
  • 59 mins: Dean Marney proves himself a worthy last line of an under-pressure Burnley defence, and keeps the score at 0-0 by clearing Van Persie's shot away from underneath the crossbar. The chance all stemmed after Di Maria had wriggled away from Trippier on the left, and when Ben Mee only partially cleared Wayne Rooney's header, the striker lined up a shot from 12 yards. However, he couldn't manage a clean strike at goal, and Marney was able to intervene with the ball trundling towards the corner.
    8/30/2014 1:02:39 PM
  • 65 mins: There's momentary concern from the Manchester United fans behind the goal for Angel Di Maria (to go with their long-term concern for the state of the club) as their new signing goes down and requires treatment. However, those fears are allayed when it appears to be a bout of cramp; the Argentine could take a while to get used to the pace of the English game.

    8/30/2014 1:10:55 PM
  • 69 mins: And now Di Maria's debut is over, but it has brought some rare reason for optimism for United followers. What doesn't bring such optimism is the sight of his replacement - Anderson - with Adnan Januzaj still on the bench.
    8/30/2014 1:13:45 PM
  • 73 mins: United's strength in depth compared to their Premier League rivals has just been highlighted by a pair of substitutions. Following that Anderson for Di Maria switch, Danny Welbeck is now on for Robin van Persie. Can Burnley smell blood with 17 minutes remaining?
    8/30/2014 1:17:22 PM
  • 78 mins: Matt Taylor denies the visitors with a brilliant bullet of a clearing header over his own crossbar as Antonio Valencia delivered a cross in from the right flank, although a foot lower and it would have been a spectacular own goal. That's the margin between glory and failure. From the following corner, Rooney is afforded a free header at the far post, but the new England captain was only able to nod it wide of the far post. One goal now will surely win it.
    8/30/2014 1:23:40 PM
  • 86 mins: There's more reason for United fans to grimace as Juan Mata pulls up in the middle of the park, holding his hamstring. It's clear that the Spaniard is unable to see out these final few minutes, and, sure enough, he's immediately replaced by Januzaj. Seconds later, United players and supporters are up in arms - as is Burnley's Ashley Barnes, who blocks a Young shot from outside of the box with his chest and then a hand. There's little Barnes could have done to get out of the way, and Chris Foy once again waves away the fervent appeals of the visitors.
    8/30/2014 1:32:12 PM
  • 90+1 mins: Burnley captain Jason Shackell has been immense for the hosts at the back this afternoon, and as the game enters four minutes of injury time, he's yet again in the right place to turn away a dangerous cross into the box from Rooney. The Turf Moor club are moments away from their first Premier League point of the season. 
    8/30/2014 1:34:20 PM

    8/30/2014 1:36:32 PM
  • And here's some three o'clock team news in the Premier League.

    Manchester City v Stoke

    Manchester City: Hart, Sagna, Kolarov, Kompany, Demichelis, Fernando, Nasri, Yaya Toure, Silva, Jovetic, Aguero

    Subs: Caballero, Clichy, Zabaleta, Fernandinho, Milner, Navas, Dzeko

    Stoke: Begovic, Bardsley, Shawcross, Wilson, Pieters, Whelan, Nzonzi, Diouf, Walters, Moses, Crouch

    Subs: Sorensen, Huth, Muniesa, Odemwingie, Arnautovic, Adam, Bojan

    Referee: Lee Mason

    Newcastle v Crystal Palace

    Newcastle: Krul, Janmaat, Coloccini, Williamson, Haidara, Colback, Sissoko, Cabella, De Jong, Gouffran, Riviere

    Subs: Elliot, Dummett, S. Taylor, Anita, Obertan, Aarons, Perez

    Crystal Palace: Speroni, Mariappa, Dann, Delaney, Kelly, Puncheon, Jedinak, Ward, Bolasie, Chamakh, Gayle

    Subs: Hennessey, Hangeland, Bannan, Jonny Williams, Zaha, Murray, Campbell

    Referee: Mike Jones

    QPR v Sunderland

    QPR: Green, Isla, Hill, Caulker, Ferdinand, Fer, Barton, Mutch, Hoilett, Austin, Phillips

    Subs: Murphy, Henry, Dunne, Zamora, Taarabt, Traore, Onuoha.

    Sunderland: Mannone, Vergini, van Aanholt, Brown, O'Shea, Cattermole, Larsson, Rodwell, Johnson, Wickham, Fletcher

    Subs: Pantilimon, Jones, Bridcutt, Gomez, Altidore, Giaccherini, Buckley

    Referee: Robert Madley

    Swansea v West Brom

    Swansea: Fabianski, Amat, Williams, Taylor, Ki, Shelvey, Dyer, Routledge, Rangel, Sigurdsson, Bony

    Subs: Tremmel, Tiendalli, Fernandez, Richards, Carroll, Montero, Gomis

    West Brom: Foster, Wisdom, Olsson, Dawson, Mulumbu, Gardner, Ideye, Brunt, Davidson, Dorrans, Berahino

    Subs: Myhill, Gamboa, Sessegnon, McAuley, Morrison, Yacob, Baird

    Referee: Paul Tierney

    West Ham v Southampton

    West Ham: Adrian, O'Brien, Cresswell, Reid, Tomkins, Kouyate, Noble, Vaz Te, Downing, Zarate, Cole

    Subs: Jaaskelainen, Demel, Poyet, Diame, Morrison, Valencia, Sakho

    Southampton: Forster, Clyne, Fonte, Yoshida, Bertrand, Schneiderlin, S. Davis, Ward-Prowse, Tadić, Long, Pellè

    Subs: Davis, Gardos, Ramirez, Wanyama, Cork, Mayuka, Hooiveld

    Referee: Mike Dean
    8/30/2014 1:40:42 PM
  • Manchester City against Stoke City may not be a fixture that leaps off the calendar, but for the reigning Premier League champions it has a significant place in their eventful history. When the Citizens won 5-2 at the Britannia Stadium on the final day of the 1997/98 season, it wasn't enough to stop both clubs plummeting into the third tier of English football; the deepest City have ever sunk. It was the start of dark days ahead.

    Thirteen years later, and five years after Sheikh Mansour’s investment, City beat Stoke again, this time 1-0 in the FA Cup final at Wembley to claim their first piece of silverware since 1976. It was the start of bright days ahead.

    Today's meeting is unlikely to leave such a lasting mark in the Manchester City story, but it's a chance for the Sky Blues to continue the 100% beginning to this season’s title defence. Standing in their way are a Potters outfit managed by Mark Hughes, the man dispensed of by City as the millions started rolling out of the Etihad Stadium.

    It's Saturday, it's three o'clock. Stay with us as we head around the grounds for each and every goal.

    Yaya Toure scores the winning goal as City beat Stoke in the 2011 FA Cup final. 
    8/30/2014 1:55:25 PM
  • KICK-OFF: And here we go...!
    8/30/2014 2:00:41 PM

    Neil Warnock is a football genius! The veteran manager has been back in the Crystal Palace matchday hot-seat less than 60 seconds, and already his side are in the lead! Dwight Gayle, fresh from his first half hat-trick at Walsall in the Capital One Cup in midweek, was given the nod to start by his new boss, and he's already fired the Eagles ahead. The former Peterborough striker reacted quickest after Tim Krul had denied 
    Marouane Chamakh.

    8/30/2014 2:02:06 PM

    A lightening start in the Premier League! Now it's Swansea who have scored courtesy of the diminutive Nathan Dyer! The winger took full advantage of 
    Jonas Olsson's slip at the vital moment to latch on to Gylfi Sigurdsson's hopeful back-heel, and he kept his composure to dribble around Ben Foster to net a quickfire opener.

    8/30/2014 2:03:08 PM
  • Manchester City 0 Stoke 0:

    Sergio Aguero returned to the Manchester City starting XI this afternoon after injury, but it was nearly a nightmare beginning to proceedings for the Argentine. The forward needed lengthy treatment following a robust challenge from Ryan Shawcross in the opening minutes, but he's now back on his feet and back in the action.
    8/30/2014 2:12:32 PM
  • QPR 0 Sunderland 0:

    It's been a eventful end-to-end opening ten minutes at Loftus Road, but neither side have yet to break the deadlock. Charlie Austin and Steven Fletcher have come the closest for their respective sides; the former had a header cleared off the line by Conor Wickham following Matt Phillips' corner before the latter forced Rob Green into a fine low save. 
    8/30/2014 2:15:14 PM
  • Manchester City 0 Stoke 0:

    Mark Hughes is up off the bench and he looks angry. Granted, there's nothing surprising about that, but there would have been had the visitors converted the penalty Lee Mason should have awarded them. The Potters have never scored at Manchester City in the Premier League, and they should have had a clearcut chance here to remedy that. Mame Biram Diouf twice escaped away from Aleksandar Kolarov, and when he finally found his way into the corner of the penalty box, the Serbian caught him on the foot with a lunging boot.
    8/30/2014 2:24:46 PM

    "We're going to win the league," sing the home fans at the Liberty Stadium, and who can blame them! The Swans are well on their way to a third straight win at the start of this season, and lead West Brom by two goals following Wayne Routledge's spectacular strike. The 29-year-old reacted acrobatically on the edge of the box to Craig Dawson's header clearance, and somehow hooked the ball past Ben Foster from 20 yards for his first goal of the campaign.

    8/30/2014 2:25:32 PM

    Mark Noble declared himself available for the Republic of Ireland this week, and the midfielder has just had a big slice of Irish luck to give the Hammers the lead! Mauro Zarate was at the heart of it, winning the ball back with his persistency, and when he fed Noble, the West Ham captain for the day let fly. His shot took a wicked deflection off Maya Yoshida, and nestled past the outstretched arm of Fraser Forster.

    8/30/2014 2:27:49 PM

    Daryl Janmaat has equalised at St James' Park with his first goal for Newcastle! It won't win any awards for artistic merit, but Alan Pardew won't care about that as he battles the afternoon out with the cuddlier Neil Warnock. Martin Kelly only partially cleared the ball after Siem de Jong and Moussa Sissoko had combined, and Janmaat was on the spot to poke past Julian Speroni.
    8/30/2014 2:37:41 PM
  • QPR 0 Sunderland 0:

    Lee Cattermole has started the season in excellent form, according to reports, but he's still a numbskull of the highest order. Booked seconds earlier, the midfielder takes a needless swipe at the ankles of Leroy Fer from behind; everyone anticipates a red card, but Robert Madley shows incredible leniency. It's riled Rangers into the ascendency, and Austin threatens an opener before the break, but is twice denied by excellent blocks, first by Wes Brown, and then by goalkeeper Vito Mannone.
    8/30/2014 2:45:22 PM

    Morgan Schneiderlin has capped an impressive first half performance with an equaliser, and Southampton will go in level at the break at Upton Park! The midfielder, who is by no means playing out his skin because the transfer window closes in two days, took control of a free-kick, and although his first effort was blocked, he remained calm to curl a tidy finish into the far corner past Adrian.

    8/30/2014 2:46:03 PM

    Charlie Austin has his first Premier League goal on the stroke of half-time! The home side had ended the first half the stronger side, and when Fer headed Joey Barton's deep corner down at the far post, the former non-league striker was in the right place to rocket a shot past a crowd of players and into the roof of the net. A fabulous finish!

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