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Premier League Saturday including Liverpool v Arsenal, Chelsea v Newcastle and Swansea v Cardiff - LIVE!

Follow the latest news and scores from today's Premier League matches including Liverpool v Arsenal, Aston Villa v West Ham, Chelsea v Newcastle, Crystal Palace v West Brom, Norwich v Manchester City, Southampton v Stoke, Sunderland v Hull and Swansea v Cardiff.


Eden Hazard's hat-trick fired Chelsea to the top of the Premier League 
by Sam Dymond

  • At Selhurst Park, here's how Crystal Palace and West Brom line up.

    Crystal Palace: Speroni, Delaney, Ward, Jedinak, Dikgacoi, Dann, Bolasie, Ledley, Chamakh, Puncheon, Ince

    Subs: Parr, Thomas, Gayle, Murray, Gabbidon, Hennessey, Bannan

    West Brom: Foster, Jones, Ridgewell, Mulumbu, McAuley, Dawson, Gera, Yacob, Anichebe, Morrison, Brunt

    Subs: Sinclair, Myhill, Lugano, Dorrans, Vydra, Berahino, Bifouma Koulossa

    Referee: Chris Foy
    2/8/2014 2:23:08 PM
  • The teams are in at Villa Park.

    Aston Villa: Guzan, Lowton, Bertrand, Westwood, Clark, Baker, Bacuna, Delph, Benteke, Weimann, Agbonlahor

    Subs: Bennett, El Ahmadi, Helenius, Albrighton, Steer, Sylla, Holt

    West Ham: Adrián, Demel, McCartney, Taylor, Collins, Tomkins, Jarvis, Noble, C. Cole, Nolan, Downing

    Subs: Reid, Armero, Collison, Jääskeläinen, J. Cole, Johnson, Nocerino

    Referee: Mike Dean
    2/8/2014 2:27:35 PM
  • At Carrow Road.

    Norwich: Ruddy, Martin, Olsson, Tettey, Yobo, Bassong, Pilkington, Johnson, Hooper, Fer, Redmond

    Subs: Whittaker, Van Wolfswinkel, Bunn, Hoolahan, Garrido, Becchio, Murphy

    Manchester City: Hart, Zabaleta, Clichy, Milner, Kompany, Demichelis, Navas, Touré, Negredo, Jovetic, Silva

    Subs: Richards, Lescott, Dzeko, Kolarov, Rodwell, Pantilimon, Mesquita Lopes

    Referee: Jonathan Moss
    2/8/2014 2:32:47 PM
  • Liverpool 5 Arsenal 1: Raheem Sterling's pace has just made Keiran Gibbs appear slow so no wonder Per Mertesacker was in such trouble throughout the first half. The Liverpool attacker goes close to a hat-trick goal as he once again beats the Arsenal defence, but Szczesny gets enough of his body to the shot to ensure it rolls behind for a corner.
    2/8/2014 2:34:56 PM
  • At St Mary's.

    Southampton: Boruc, Clyne, Shaw, Cork, Fonte, Yoshida, Lallana, Schneiderlin, Lambert, Davis, Rodriguez

    Subs: Davis, Wanyama, Ward-Prowse, Do Prado, Chambers, Hooiveld, Isgrove

    Southampton: Begovic, Cameron, Pieters, Adam, Shawcross, Muniesa, Odemwingie, Whelan, Crouch, Walters, Assaidi

    Subs: Palacios, N'Zonzi, Guidetti, Wilkinson, Sorensen, Shotton, Ireland

    Referee: Craig Pawson
    2/8/2014 2:38:51 PM
  • FULL TIME  - Liverpool 5 Arsenal 1:
    2/8/2014 2:39:05 PM
  • RED CARD! Sunderland 0 Hull 0: Wes Brown has been shown his third red card of the season, but none have been quicker than this fourth minute dismissal! Shane Long got away from the Sunderland defence and as he bore down on goal, the centre half brought the striker crashing down to the ground. Referee Mike Jones was quick to send off Brown for the professional foul and awarded a free-kick just outside the box. 
    2/8/2014 3:04:03 PM
  • GOAL! Southampton 1 Stoke 0: Southampton's finishing was something special at Fulham last weekend, and they've continued where they left off in London. Rickie Lambert has thumped the Saints into an early lead with a spectacular curling free-kick into the top corner of Asmir Begovic's goal from 25 yards. Get him on the plane!
    2/8/2014 3:07:03 PM
  • Southampton have let their injured defender Dejan Lovren loose on the club's Twitter feed this afternoon. This could be entertaining...


    2/8/2014 3:12:13 PM
  • GOAL! Crystal Palace 1 West Brom 0: It's a debut goal for Tom Ince! The former Blackpool winger latches on to Yannick Bolasie's pass and shows the kind of composure not normally associated with his family, and expertly clips the ball over Ben Foster and into the bottom corner.
    2/8/2014 3:15:29 PM
  • Who do you think will be happiest with Joe Ledley's debut goal? Tony Pulis? The Palace Ultras? Ledley himself? Nah, it will be these guys...

    Joe Ledley, by The Thai Tims
    by Thai Tims via YouTube

    2/8/2014 3:34:55 PM
  • GOAL! Chelsea 2 Newcastle 0: Two for Eden Hazard, two for Chelsea! Moments after Moussa Sissoko missed a great chance to equalise, the hosts broke the length of the pitch to score a wonderful team goal. Willian surged forward and fed the Belgian, who played a slick one-two with Samuel Eto'o, before finishing off the Cameroonian's back-heel with a first time pass into the far corner. Brilliant.
    2/8/2014 3:35:07 PM
  • GOAL! Southampton 1 Stoke 1: Stoke have netted against the run of play, and it's Peter Odemwingie with his first goal for his new club. Charlie Adam played a neat through ball inside Luke Shaw, and the Potters' latest signing got in one-on-one with Artur Boruc and finished cooly to equalise.
    2/8/2014 3:39:23 PM
  • GOAL! Southampton 2 Stoke 1: Stoke weren't on level terms for long! Goalkeeper Asmir Begovic was on the scoresheet when these sides met earlier in the season, but he's arguably at fault here, allowing Steven Davis' curling cross to drop in at the far post after it evaded everyone.
    2/8/2014 3:41:50 PM
  • GOAL! Southampton 2 Stoke 2: Southampton weren't 2-1 ahead for long! Goals galore on the south coast and it's former Saint Peter Crouch with the second equaliser. The giant striker got his head to Charlie Adam's corner in a crowded six-yard box and beat Boruc to score.
    2/8/2014 3:44:11 PM
  • Half-time - Sunderland 0 Hull 1:
    2/8/2014 3:48:05 PM
  • Half-time - Crystal Palace 2 West Brom 0:
    2/8/2014 3:48:15 PM
  • Half-time - Chelsea 2 Newcastle 0:
    2/8/2014 3:48:24 PM
  • Half-time - Norwich 0 Manchester City 0:
    2/8/2014 3:48:36 PM
  • Half-time - Aston Villa 0 West Ham 0:
    2/8/2014 3:48:47 PM
  • Half-time - Southampton 2 Stoke 2:
    2/8/2014 3:48:58 PM
  • That second Stoke equaliser was a cause of frustration to all Southampton's defenders, whether they're playing this afternoon or not...


    2/8/2014 3:51:10 PM
  • Wes Brown competes his hat-trick.

    2/8/2014 3:52:46 PM
  • This is what hanging around with Lee Cattermole will do to you...


    Admittedly, one was rescinded, but even so.
    2/8/2014 3:54:44 PM
  • M for...erm...majestic?


    2/8/2014 3:57:03 PM
  • The one on the far right looks a classic Tony Pulis signing.

    2/8/2014 3:59:33 PM
  • We're back underway and...
    2/8/2014 4:03:52 PM
  • GOAL! Aston Villa 0 West Ham 1: No shots on target in the first half, but it took just 17 seconds for a goal after the break! Stewart Downing played in Kevin Nolan, and the midfielder's clever backheel took a slight deflection and evaded Brad Guzan to break the deadlock.
    2/8/2014 4:04:11 PM
  • GOAL! Crystal Palace 2 West Brom 1: Thievy Guivane Bifouma Eboue Koulossa, otherwise known as Thievy, came on at the start of the second half for his Albion debut and, within 36 seconds, found himself on the scoresheet. Fellow half-time substitute Zoltan Gera forced the ball to Victor Anichebe, and the burly striker's pull back was converted by the Frenchman with his first touch for the Baggies. Game on at Selhurst Park.
    2/8/2014 4:04:27 PM
  • GOAL! Aston Villa 0 West Ham 2: It's Kevin Nolan again! The former Bolton man robbed Fabian Delph after he dallied on the ball just outside the box and cooly slotted past Guzan. An awful start to the second half for Aston Villa, but West Ham won't care too much about that.
    2/8/2014 4:05:50 PM
  • Chelsea 2 Newcastle 0: Tim Krul is down and receiving treatment after horribly misjudging a long ball towards the Newcastle box. The visiting goalkeeper's legs buckled from underneath him as he realised the ball was bouncing over his head, but thankfully for the Dutch custodian, not only did it drift wide of the post, but he has also managed to avoid serious injury and is back in the action.
    2/8/2014 4:17:31 PM
  • GOAL! Sunderland 0 Hull 2: That's surely that at the Stadium of Light! Hull have their second against ten-man Sunderland and, after Shane Long had opened the scoring, it's the Tigers other January signing, Nikica Jelavic, who has doubled their lead. Luis Figueroa made the most of the space in the Sunderland defence and his deflected delivery was headed home by the Croatian for his first goal for his new club.
    2/8/2014 4:20:11 PM
  • PENALTY! GOAL! Chelsea 3 Newcastle 0: Howard Webb has pointed to the spot after Samuel Eto'o was hauled to the ground as Frank Lampard sent over a corner, and Eden Hazard has the opportunity to net his hat-trick. The Belgian strolls up, and effortlessly sends the ball past Krul for 3-0, three points and the match ball.
    2/8/2014 4:21:14 PM
  • The teams are out on the pitch at the Liberty Stadium and kick-off is just a minute or two away. It's hardly a shock, but the atmosphere is electric. It may not be the Vetch Field or Ninian Park, but this game is tense and fierce wherever it's played.
    2/8/2014 5:29:22 PM
  • Swansea 0 Cardiff 0: Mae'r gêm wedi dechrau...
    2/8/2014 5:31:01 PM
  • Swansea 0 Cardiff 0: Wayne Routledge has the game's first sight of goal in the opening minute, but his shot is straight at David Marshall. Two minutes later, the Cardiff goalkeeper has harder work to do, but does it brilliantly. Marshall sprinter out to deny Wilfried Bony a chance, clawing the ball away from the feet of the Swansea goalkeeper with one hand. The home fans scream for a penalty, but Andre Marriner - rightly - is not interested.
    2/8/2014 5:35:15 PM
  • Swansea 0 Cardiff 0: Angel Rangel didn't get the memo about the need for calm heads in the derby, and has a petulant swipe of the boot at Wilfried Zaha off the ball. It prompts plenty of anger from the Manchester United loanee, but luckily for the Spanish full back, Andre Marriner didn't see the incident. Still, it would be a foolish person who put his money on this finishing 11 against 11.
    2/8/2014 5:43:13 PM
  • Brody from Homeland takes charge of his first Swansea City game.

    2/8/2014 5:47:16 PM
  • Swansea 0 Cardiff 0: It appears Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has set up Cardiff to soak up Swansea's possession game and attack on the counter, and it nearly pays dividends when Craig Bellamy escapes down the right and puts a delightful ball over for Kenwyne Jones. Unfortunately for the Bluebirds, the towering striker's header drops the wrong side of the far post.

    At the other end, Jonathan De Guzman has a sight of goal, but curls his effort from the edge of the area high and wide.
    2/8/2014 5:52:15 PM
  • Swansea 0 Cardiff 0: The visitors have succeeded in taking the energy out of the game and, at the same time, have forced the evening's best opening. Craig Bellamy was, again, at the heart of it, and after a neat interchange of passes between himself and Peter Whittingham, squared the ball to Jones, who could only poke it wide.

    Meanwhile, the statistics show that 70% of the match has so far been played in the middle third, and in typical local derby tradition, one goal could well be enough tonight, just as it was at the Cardiff City Stadium back in November.
    2/8/2014 6:06:42 PM
  • Swansea 1 Cardiff 0: Ooof! It would be impossible for Craig Bellamy to go any closer to an immediate response. The Cardiff man cut inside from the flank and hit a thumping effort from just outside the box, but it rocketed off the crossbar and away for a goal-kick. The 34-year-old forward looks the most likely to drag the Bluebirds back into the match.
    2/8/2014 6:40:30 PM
  • Wayne Routledge curls Swansea into the lead in the South Wales derby.

    2/8/2014 6:46:50 PM
  • Swansea 1 Cardiff 0: Swansea are enjoying their best spell of the game having taken the lead, and are pressing for a second. Chico Flores has gone close from a couple of set-pieces and, most recently, Wilfried Bony's acrobatic volleyed attempt on the turn was deflected behind for a corner.

    Meanwhile, Frazier Campbell has come on in place of Kenwyne Jones for Cardiff as the visitors chase an equaliser.
    2/8/2014 6:55:22 PM
  • FULL TIME - Swansea 3 Cardiff 0:
    2/8/2014 7:20:51 PM
  • Test
    2/9/2014 1:06:15 PM
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