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Premier League Saturday including Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United - LIVE!

Follow the latest news and scores from today's Premier League matches, including Crystal Palace v Arsenal, Aston Villa v Everton, Liverpool v West Brom, Manchester United v Stoke, Norwich v Cardiff and Southampton v Fulham.

By SAM DYMOND

by Sam Dymond on Oct 26, 2013 at 4:58 PM

  • Today's results

    • Crystal Palace 0 Arsenal 2 (Arteta, Giroud) FT
    • Arteta scores but is later sent off as Arsenal remain top of the Premier League
    • Aston Villa 0 Everton 2 (Lukaku, Osman) FT
    • Second half goals seal win for Everton after Benteke misses first half penalty
    • Liverpool 4 (Suarez 3, Sturridge) West Brom 1 (Morrison) FT
    • Suarez hits first Anfield hat-trick as Liverpool move second
    • Manchester United 3 (Van Persie, Rooney, Hernandez) Stoke 2 (Crouch, Arnautovic) FT
    • United twice come from behind to win with late goals from Rooney and Hernandez
    • Norwich 0 Cardiff 0 FT
    • First Premier League meeting finishes goalless despite controversial late drama
    • Southampton 2 (Lambert, Rodriguez) Fulham 0 FT
    • Saints up to third after comfortable home victory
    10/26/2013 10:49:13 AM
  • Welcome to The Independent's live coverage of today's action in the Premier League. We'll be concentrating on the action at Selhurst Park shortly where Crystal Palace are hosting leaders Arsenal, before taking in the four 3pm kick-offs and ending with the teatime fixture on the south coast as Southampton welcome Fulham.
    10/26/2013 10:56:40 AM
  • This time last year, Crystal Palace were in the middle of a tremendous 14-match unbeaten run and Ian Holloway was about to take over as manager of the Championship leaders. Despite some wobbles along the way, he completed the job to lead the Eagles into the Premier League via the play-offs. Had he not achieved that, he would have most likely been leading Palace out today at Barnsley or Leicester, but instead he's out of a job and 'exhausted' despite there being fewer games in the top-flight. 

    So Keith Millen (and not Steve Kember, incredibly) takes charge of Palace today for their London derby against Arsenal.

    Meanwhile, the league leaders had their own unbeaten run brought to an end by Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League in midweek, but they will welcome the return to domestic matters and the opportunity to extend their lead at the top on a weekend where two of their challengers - Chelsea and Manchester City - face each other.
    10/26/2013 11:24:13 AM
  • Team news from Selhurst Park. Caretaker manager Keith Millen makes six changes to the Crystal Palace side that were thumped by Fulham on Monday night, while short-lived Goal of the Season winner Jack Wilshere fails to overcome a late fitness test and is only on the Arsenal bench.

    Crystal Palace: Speroni, Ward, Moxey, Jedinak, Delaney, Gabbidon, Guédioura, Dikgacoi, Chamakh, Bannan, Thomas

    Subs: Mariappa, Bolasie, O'Keefe, Puncheon, Gayle, Kébé, Price

    Arsenal: Szczesny, Sagna, Gibbs, Flamini, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Ramsey. Arteta, Giroud, Cazorla, Özil

    Subs: Vermaelen, Rosicky, Wilshere, Monreal, Fabianski, Bendtner, Gnabry
    10/26/2013 11:31:02 AM
  • Since Ian Holloway's departure earlier this week, much has been asked about the team spirit within the Crystal Palace dressing room, but the club's long-serving goalkeeper Julian Speroni spoke to The Independent's Sam Wallace and insisted that the players do care.

    "No one likes to lose. No player says, 'I don't care'. Players here care, and they care a lot. Obviously when you are at the wrong end of the table, when things don't go your way, you will always feel bad about it. If you have a bad season and end up going down, everyone will remember that. We are doing all we can to avoid it. We want to stay here and do well.

    To read the full article, CLICK HERE

    10/26/2013 11:37:21 AM
  • Keith Millen is not Crystal Palace's perennial caretaker manager Steve Kember.

    10/26/2013 11:41:01 AM
  • Crystal Palace 0 Arsenal 0: The action is underway at Selhurst Park. Arsenal are sporting bright yellow, as is the ball and most of the football boots on display.
    10/26/2013 11:49:13 AM
  • Crystal Palace 0 Arsenal: As expected, Arsenal are dominating possession with their usual intricate passing and free-flowing football. I'm not sure what the exact percentages of possession are, but I'm reminded of the time a kid at my school got 101% in a maths exam. Yeah, I spotted the irony too.
    10/26/2013 11:54:10 AM
  • Crystal Palace 0 Arsenal 0: There's an early substitution for Arsenal as Mathieu Flamini departs with a groin problem and in replaced by the teenager Serge Gnabry. With that kind of injury proneness, it's like he's never been away.
    10/26/2013 11:57:13 AM
  • Crystal Palace 0 Arsenal 0: There's a feint appeal for handball against Damien Delaney as he attempts a header below sea-level in the six yard box, but referee Chris Foy is not interested. Palace then have their first foray into the Arsenal half which ends when Barry Bannan heading over from the edge of the area.
    10/26/2013 12:02:53 PM
  • Crystal Palace 0 Arsenal 0: Without wishing to harp back to my school days again, I remember once being substituted in a match because I was continually offside. Keith Millen may be contemplating a similar punishment for Marouane Chamakh. Nevertheless, Crystal Palace are getting more adventurous as they grow in confidence.
    10/26/2013 12:13:16 PM
  • Crystal Palace 0 Arsenal 0: Wojciech Szczesny is forced into his first save of the match as Chamakh drives at goal from 20 yards, denying sub-editors around the country the opportunity to use 'Return of Chamakh' headlines.
    10/26/2013 12:17:12 PM
  • Crystal Palace 0 Arsenal 0: The home side go close again! Arsenal fail to deal with a set-piece sent into the box and the ball eventually falls to Bannan on the right hand side of the area, but he can't get enough curl as he aims for the far corner.
    10/26/2013 12:21:13 PM
  • Crystal Palace 0 Arsenal 0: This time it's a half-chance for Kagisho Dikgacoi. Bannan swings in a corner from the right and the South African midfielder arrives at the far post, but can't direct his header back towards the goal.
    10/26/2013 12:25:43 PM
  • Crystal Palace 0 Arsenal 0: Hearts in Crystal Palace mouths as Gnabry is tripped on the edge of the area, but the assistant referee correctly indicates that the foul took place outside the box and the hosts deal with the subsequent free-kick.

    Meanwhile, at the other end, Chamakh fails to time his jump to connect with what was the very definition of 'free header' and a great chance goes begging.
    10/26/2013 12:29:36 PM
  • Half-time - Crystal Palace 0 Arsenal 0: Chris Foy brings the first half to a close and Keith Millen can be pretty pleased with how his side have performed. After an opening spell of Arsenal dominance, Palace have come into the game and forced some decent opportunities to open the scoring. Another 45 minutes like that, and Millen may rue his stance in being the only caretaker manager to ever state that he doesn't want the job on a full-time basis.
    10/26/2013 12:36:25 PM
  • Crystal Palace parking the bus inside and outside the ground (joke only applicable to the first 20 minutes of the match).

    10/26/2013 12:38:29 PM
  • PENALTY! Crystal Palace 0 Arsenal 0: Arsenal have a penalty within a minute of the second half as Adlene Guedioura dives in and takes out Gnabry . Clear. Cut.
    10/26/2013 12:51:22 PM
  • GOAL! Crystal Palace 0 Arsenal 1: Mikel Arteta expertly plants the resulting spot-kick into the left corner. 
    10/26/2013 12:52:36 PM
  • Crystal Palace 0 Arsenal 1: It should have been 2-0. Lovely football from Arsenal ends with Bacary Sagna crossing from the right to Olivier Giroud, but he manages to make a mess of a point-blank header.
    10/26/2013 12:57:41 PM
  • Mikel Arteta opens the scoring and indicates where Arsenal will be tonight.

    10/26/2013 1:00:54 PM
  • RED CARD! Crystal Palace 0 Arsenal 1: Arsenal's goalscorer and captain Mike Arteta has been sent off. Crystal Palace launched a breakaway attack from an Arsenal corner, and when Chamakh wriggled free of the Spaniard, he was brought crashing to the ground. It was a long way from goal, but Chris Foy ruled it a professional foul and produced the red card.
    10/26/2013 1:09:52 PM
  • Crystal Palace 0 Arsenal 1: Debate rages over whether Arteta denied Chamakh a goalscoring opportunity, but having seen the Moroccan mistime a header from six yards in the first half, it's hard to imagine him being prolific from 45. Either way, Arsenal are down to ten men and Crystal Palace have their tails up as they introduce Jimmy Kebe to the action.
    10/26/2013 1:14:12 PM
  • Crystal Palace 0 Arsenal 1: Wow! Two amazing saves in a quick succession from Szczesny. First he tips Joel Ward's crashing drive onto the crossbar and then, from the resulting corner, denies Mile Jedinak from a similar distance with a smart one-handed stop. Scintillating football all round.
    10/26/2013 1:18:51 PM
  • Crystal Palace 0 Arsenal 1: Into the last ten minutes at Selhurst Park, and Palace are huffing and puffing for an equaliser. However, Nacho Monreal attempts to put the game beyond doubt by dancing through the home defence, but he is unable to get his shot away.
    10/26/2013 1:24:34 PM
  • Mikel Arteta heads off in search of the dressing rooms that Ian Holloway so carelessly lost.

    10/26/2013 1:25:44 PM
  • GOAL! Crystal Palace 0 Arsenal 2: There was always a chance that Arsenal could hit Palace on the break, and they've done it with another excellent team goal. Olivier Giroud cushioned the ball into the path of Aaron Ramsey and the Welshman held the ball up brilliantly before dinking a cross into the path of the on-rushing striker. Giroud made no mistake with that header and it will ensure Arsenal take all three points.
    10/26/2013 1:30:00 PM
  • Full-time - Crystal Palace 0 Arsenal 2: An excellent first half display from Crystal Palace was undone within seconds of the restart as they shot themselves in the foot by conceding an unnecessary penalty. Mikel Arteta scored it, only to be later sent off, to ensure Arsenal remain the only Premier League side to have netted in every game this season, and Giroud's late header clinched the points that keep Arsenal at the top of the table.
    10/26/2013 1:38:30 PM
  • Team news from Villa Park.

    Aston Villa: Guzan, Bacuna, Luna, Westwood, Vlaar, Baker, Weimann, Delph, Benteke, Tonev, Agbonlahor

    Subs: Clark, El Ahmadi, Helenius, Steer, Sylla, Kozák, Lowton

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

    Subs: Robles, Jelavic, Oviedo, Deulofeu, Naismith, Osman, Stones
    10/26/2013 1:46:52 PM
  • Team news from Anfield.

    Liverpool: Mignolet, Johnson, Cissokho, Sakho, Skrtel, Touré, Lucas, Gerrard, Henderson, Sturridge, Suárez

    Subs: Jones, Agger, Luis Alberto, Moses, Allen, Sterling, Kelly

    West Brom: Myhill, Jones, Ridgewell, Mulumbu, McAuley, Olsson, Amalfitano, Yacob, Anichebe, Anelka, Sessegnon

    Subs: Morrison, Long, Brunt, Lugano, Daniels, Vydra, Berahino
    10/26/2013 1:48:49 PM
  • Team news from Old Trafford.

    Manchester United: De Gea, Smalling, Evra, Cleverley, Jones, Evans, Nani, Carrick, Van Persie, Rooney, Kagawa

    Subs: Rafael, Lindegaard, Hernandez, Young, Valencia, Fellaini, Januzaj

    Stoke: Begovic, Cameron, Pieters, N'Zonzi, Shawcross, Huth, Walters, Palacios, Crouch, Ireland, Arnautovic

    Subs: Whelan, Jones, Wilson, Adam, Assaidi, Wilkinson, Sorensen
    10/26/2013 1:52:39 PM
  • Team news from Carrow Road.

    Norwich: Ruddy, Martin, Olsson, Tettey, Turner, Bassong, Snodgrass, Howson, Hooper, Fer, Pilkington

    Subs: Whittaker, Johnson, Van Wolfswinkel, Elmander, Nash, Redmond, R Bennett

    Cardiff: Marshall, Theophile-Catherine, Taylor, Medel, Caulker, Turner, Odemwingie, Kim, Campbell, Mutch, Whittingham

    Subs: Hudson, Gunnarsson, Cowie, Mason, Maynard, Lewis, Bellamy
    10/26/2013 1:56:22 PM
  • The four 3pm fixtures in the Premier League have kicked-off and nothing disastrous has yet befallen Manchester United. So far, so good for David Moyes.
    10/26/2013 2:02:39 PM
  • GOAL! Manchester United 0 Stoke 1: I may have spoken too soon! A brilliant Stoke attack down the left and an equally good cross finds Peter Crouch in the six yard box. His initial effort is superbly saved by David De Gea, but as Jonny Evans attempts to clear, the ball is fired against one of the striker's long legs and ends up in the United net.
    10/26/2013 2:06:18 PM
  • MISSED PENALTY! Aston Villa 0 Everton 0: Christian Benteke has missed a great opportunity to give Aston Villa the lead. Anthony Taylor gave the hosts a debatable spot-kick, but the Belgian's effort was wonderfully saved by Tim Howard who turned the ball around the post one-handed.
    10/26/2013 2:10:28 PM
  • GOAL! Liverpool 1 West Brom 0: Brilliant from Luis Suarez! The Liverpool striker received a pass 30 yards from the goal, turned, beat two defenders with ease and toe-poked the ball into the far corner. Absolutely seamless.
    10/26/2013 2:13:48 PM
  • Manchester United 0 Stoke 1: Peter Crouch has a chance to double Stoke's lead. Great work on the left again, this time from Arnautovic, finds Walters but his header back was knocked over the bar by the striker.

    Meanwhile, it seems United's slow starts are becoming a regular occurrence...



    10/26/2013 2:20:39 PM
  • GOAL! Liverpool 2 West Brom 0: It's that man Luis Suarez once again with a long range header reminiscent of Sergio Aguero's at West Ham last weekend. Thumping and from distance into the top corner. The Uruguayan is having one of his unplayable days.
    10/26/2013 2:22:03 PM
  • Aston Villa 0 Everton 0: Tim Howard is having a fine day himself, and has made string of fine saves to stop Aston Villa taking the lead, including that earlier penalty save.

    This is the most played fixture in the history of English football and I can't remember any of them. The American goalkeeper may change that this afternoon.
    10/26/2013 2:28:26 PM
  • Manchester United 0 Stoke 1: Stoke should have scored again! This time it was Crouch feeding Walters with a header, but the Irish forward has his effort blocked at point blank range by De Gea. Thankfully for the goalkeeper, none of his defenders are on hand this time to make a mess of his fine work.
    10/26/2013 2:30:18 PM
  • Manchester United 0 Stoke 1: Sir Alex Ferguson is watching on from the stands at Old Trafford as Stoke force another chance that's saved by De Gea. He looks short on reading material. 
    10/26/2013 2:33:36 PM
  • Liverpool 2 West Brom 0: Luis Suarez goes close to a first half hat-trick with a free-kick from 30 yards that zips past the post and nestles behind the net. Much of the Anfield crowd thought it was in.
    10/26/2013 2:35:46 PM
  • Peter Crouch stuns Old Trafford - but nobody else - with an early goal against the champions.

    10/26/2013 2:38:25 PM
  • Norwich 0 Cardiff 0: This is the first ever meeting between these clubs at the highest level, and this is probably why. Nothing has happened.
    10/26/2013 2:40:39 PM
  • Norwich 0 Cardiff 0: Something happened! First David Marshall does well to keep out Gary Hooper's long-range effort before John Ruddy reciprocates at the other end by denying Kim Bo-Kyung. It's suddenly livened up.
    10/26/2013 2:44:04 PM
  • GOAL! Manchester United 1 Stoke 1: United have equalised. Asmir Begovic does well to keep out Wayne Rooney's header but Robin van Persie is on hand to steer in the rebound. It's his ninth goal against Stoke in eight matches.
    10/26/2013 2:44:29 PM
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