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


David Moyes looks on as Manchester United are beaten again.
by Sam Dymond on Sep 28, 2013 at 7:48 PM

  • Full time results

    • Tottenham 1 (Sigurdsson) Chelsea 1 (Terry) FT
    • Chelsea's Fernando Torres is sent off for a second bookable offence.
    • Aston Villa 3 (El Ahmadi, Bacuna, Weimann) Manchester City 2 (Toure, Dzeko) FT
    • Aston Villa come from behind to win with two goals in two minutes
    • Fulham 1 (Ruiz) Cardiff 2 (Caulker, Mutch) FT
    • Jordan Mutch's injury time goal seals win for the Bluebirds
    • Manchester United 1 (Rooney) West Brom 2 (Amalfitano, BerahinoFT
    • Saido Berahino's winner condemns United to third defeat of the season
    • Hull 1 (Brady) West Ham 0 FT
    • Robbie Brady's controversial early penalty proves decisive
    • Southampton 2 (Osvaldo, Lambert) Crystal Palace 0 FT
    • Southampton up to fourth after comfortable home win
    • Swansea 1 (Davies) Arsenal 2 (Gnabri, Ramsey) - FT
    • Arsenal return to the top after fifth straight league victory.
    9/28/2013 10:41:35 AM
  • Manchester United 0 West Brom 0: Anderson goes close for Manchester United. The midfielder heads Shinji Kagawa's cross against the bar, and then fires the rebound over. In any case, the flag had incorrectly been raised for an offside.
    9/28/2013 2:36:13 PM
  • Fulham's man marking reaches an all-time low against Cardiff.

    9/28/2013 2:39:01 PM
  • Aston Villa 0 Manchester City 0: Manchester City are stepping up the pressure at Aston Villa, and moments ago it needed two home defenders to clear off the line as Yaya Toure made his presence felt in the six yard box. It seems as though it's only a matter of time until City force their way in front.
    9/28/2013 2:42:44 PM
  • Or as The Independent's Kevin Garside put it...

    9/28/2013 2:44:16 PM
  • GOAL! Aston Villa 0 Manchester CIty 1: There it is! Villa fail to clear Samir Nasri's corner and Yaya Toure steers the ball home. Brad Guzan has performed well so far, but he failed to keep that effort out despite getting his body to it.
    9/28/2013 2:47:03 PM
  • GOAL! Fulham 1 Cardiff 1: That is a sensational goal from Bryan Ruiz. The midfielder has only just come on after a tactical change from Martin Jol, but he's already found the equaliser. Having picked the ball up 30 yards from goal, the Costa Rican dropped his shoulder and curled the ball around David Marshall. Exquisite.
    9/28/2013 2:49:23 PM
  • We've reached half-time in our five afternoon kick-offs. Manchester City and Hull lead by one goal against Aston Villa and West Ham respectively while Fulham are drawing 1-1 at home to Cardiff. The games at Old Trafford and St Mary's are goalless.
    9/28/2013 2:53:03 PM
  • One ex-Manchester United player is concerned about his former team today...

    Surely David Moyes won't be the latest coach to fall to the West Bromwich Albion managerial curse. Mick McCarthy, Chris Hughton, Andre Villas-Boas, Roberto Di Matteo and Paolo Di Canio have all been sacked after seeing their team lose to the Baggies in recent seasons, while Sir Alex Ferguson's last game before retiring came at the Hawthorns. There were a few more goals that day though.
    9/28/2013 2:58:51 PM
  • Bryan Ruiz is about to rue scoring Fulham's equaliser against Cardiff.

    9/28/2013 3:00:56 PM
  • GOAL! Southampton 1 Crystal Palace 0: Southampton's record signing Pablo Osvaldo has his first goal for the club right at the start of the second half. The former Roma striker powers home from just inside the box with his left foot. That should put Southampton firmly in control.
    9/28/2013 3:04:37 PM
  • GOAL! Southampton 2 Crystal Palace 0: If they weren't in control before, they are now. A second goal in as many minutes for the Saints and it's come in typical fashion from Rickie Lambert. The striker has thumped home a brilliant free-kick from 25 yards.
    9/28/2013 3:07:38 PM
  • GOAL! Aston Villa 1 Manchester City 1: A surprise equaliser at Villa Park. Leandro Bacuna threads a ball through the City defence to Karim El Ahmadi, who hammers it past Joe Hart on the turn. 

    Replays, however, suggest that the midfielder was a yard offside.
    9/28/2013 3:08:10 PM
  • GOAL! Aston Villa 1 Manchester City 2: Villa weren't on level terms for long, and they've fallen behind again from another corner. Edin Dzeko rose with his defender and the ball flashed past Brad Guzan.
    9/28/2013 3:13:14 PM
  • GOAL! Manchester United 0 West Brom 1: Wow. What a goal from Morgan Amalfitano and he made it look so easy too. He waltzed through the United half, nutmegged a defender and calmly chipped the ball over the on-rushing David De Gea. Now what have United got?
    9/28/2013 3:13:44 PM
  • GOAL! Manchester United 1 West Brom 1: Well, they've got an equaliser. Wayne Rooney didn't mean it but if he doesn't care about that headband, he won't care about this. His inswinging free-kick alludes everybody in the West Brom penalty area and ends up in Boaz Myhill's goal.

    And now Robin van Persie is preparing to come on.
    9/28/2013 3:17:43 PM
  • Manchester United 1 West Brom 1: The Baggies go so close to retaking the lead as Jonas Olsson's downward header from a corner crashes against the crossbar. Maybe a repeat of May's 5-5 draw is on the cards after all.
    9/28/2013 3:24:17 PM
  • GOAL! Manchester United 1 West Brom 2: Seven more to go! It's another excellent West Bromwich Albion goal too. Crisp passing outside the United penalty area ends with Saido Berahino drilling a superb left-footed shot into the bottom right hand corner from 20 yards out.
    9/28/2013 3:26:17 PM
  • GOAL! Aston Villa 2 Manchester City 2: There's been some brilliant goals scored today and this is another one. Leandro Bacuna curls a wonderful free-kick around the wall from 25 yards and into the top left hand corner.
    9/28/2013 3:31:01 PM
  • GOAL! Aston Villa 3 Manchester City 2: This is breathless stuff. A huge punt forward from Brad Guzan has Andreas Weimann on the chase. Joe Hart rushes out of his area to clear the danger, but the Austrian beats him to it and toe-pokes it past him. It takes an age to roll into the empty net as Matija Nastasic chases back, but it creeps over the line.
    9/28/2013 3:34:14 PM
  • Southampton 2 Crystal Palace 0: Jay Rodriguez has the ball in the net after a bit of pinball wizard in the penalty area, but the referee blows up for an infringement. The home side are on their way to another three points.
    9/28/2013 3:43:17 PM
  • Marouane Fellaini can't believe what's unfolding at Old Trafford.

    9/28/2013 3:45:44 PM
  • Manchester United 1 West Brom 2: Marouane Fellaini really can't believe it now. The Belgian thought he had equalised after he slid in Nani's cross, but it has been ruled out for offside. West Brom have one minute plus injury time to hold on for a famous win.
    9/28/2013 3:49:15 PM
  • GOAL! Fulham 1 Cardiff 2: How boring, another stunning strike. This time it's Jordan Mutch and it's surely given Cardiff maximum points down on the banks of the Thames. The 21-year-old was first to the loose ball after an aerial challenge, and his long range effort flew past David Stockdale. 
    9/28/2013 3:49:59 PM
  • Full Time - Fulham 1 Cardiff 2: 
    9/28/2013 3:53:48 PM
  • Full Time - Aston Villa 3 Manchester City 2:
    9/28/2013 3:54:08 PM
  • Full Time - Manchester United 1 West Brom 2:
    9/28/2013 3:54:28 PM
  • Full Time - Hull 1 West Ham 0:
    9/28/2013 3:55:27 PM
  • Full Time - Southampton 2 Crystal Palace 0:
    9/28/2013 3:55:48 PM
  • Wow. What an afternoon of Premier League football that was if you enjoy sensational goals and stunning scorelines. The West Midlands take the plaudits after West Brom and Aston Villa took the Manchester scalps of United and City respectively while there were important wins for the newly-promoted pair, Cardiff and Hull. Southampton, meanwhile, followed up last weekend's success by comfortably beating Crystal Palace.
    9/28/2013 4:02:17 PM
  • The action doesn't stop there. We'll be in South Wales shortly to see if Arsenal can regain top spot with a 12th consecutive away win at Swansea. It's sure to be easy on the eye, and I'm not just referring to the rugged good looks of Olivier Giroud.
    9/28/2013 4:11:55 PM

  • Team news from the Liberty Stadium.

    Swansea: Vorm, Tiendalli, Chico, Amat, Davies, Canas, Shelvey, Dyer, De Guzman, Routledge, Michu

    Subs: Tremmel, Taylor, Britton, Bony, Pozuelo, Tremmel, Alfei

    Arsenal: Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs, Flamini, Ramsey, Gnabry, Ozil, Wilshere, Giroud

    Subs: Fabianski, Vermaelen, Arteta, Monreal, Bendtner, Jenkinson, Miyaichi

    9/28/2013 4:19:12 PM
  • Swansea 0 Arsenal 0: It's been a quietly steady start from both sides at the Liberty Stadium, but we've just seen a first flash of brilliance from Mesut Ozil. The German just took a pass with his back to goal, turned and came so close to feeding a ball through to Giroud all in one movement. 
    9/28/2013 4:44:29 PM
  • Swansea 0 Arsenal 0: As fantastic a footballer as Mesut Ozil clearly is, I'm not sure if he really fits into this Arsenal team. Not in terms of tactics or a system - he would improve any side - but he's a strange looking man and there's no denying that this is an attractive Arsenal team. He wouldn't look out of place alongside Adams, Bould, Winterburn or Parlour and Arsenals of years gone past, but Giroud, Walcott, Wilshere and Szczesny? Surely not.

    Meanwhile, little is happening on the pitch.
    9/28/2013 4:56:39 PM
  • Swansea 0 Arsenal 0: Wojciech Szczesny clearly has his minds on other things too because not only does he miscontrol a backpass, but he is then easily dispossessed by Michu not once, but twice and he doesn't seem to mind. Luckily, the lineman comes to his rescue and indicates that the ball went behind for a goal kick.
    9/28/2013 4:59:47 PM
  • Michael Laudrup and Arsene Wenger talk passing pre-match.

    9/28/2013 5:16:16 PM
  • Swansea 0 Arsenal 0: The best chance of the game so far falls to Olivier Giroud just before the break, but the Frenchman fires wide. Young Serge Gnabry ran at the Swansea defence with purpose before flicking the ball out left to the Arsenal striker, but he cannot register the game's first shot on target.
    9/28/2013 5:21:39 PM
  • Half Time - Swansea 0 Arsenal 0:
    9/28/2013 5:22:07 PM
  • Not much has happened so far at the Liberty Stadium, but here's a reason why we shouldn't give up on the game just yet...

    9/28/2013 5:26:56 PM
  • GOAL! Swansea 0 Arsenal 1: It's been some week for Serge Gnabry. The 18-year-old German showed the most attacking intent in the first half and now he has his first goal for Arsenal. After the ball ricocheted outside the Swansea 18-yard box, Aaron Ramsey played in Gnabry with a clever pass and the midfielder tucked it away emphatically.
    9/28/2013 5:47:13 PM
  • Swansea 0 Arsenal 1: It should have been two just moments later. The Gunners hit Swansea on the break and eventually fell to Ozil alone in the penalty area, but the £42m man couldn't follow Gnabri with a first Arsenal goal and saw his effort saved by Vorm.
    9/28/2013 5:51:13 PM
  • GOAL! Swansea 0 Arsenal 2: It's two now though! And this will be an enjoyable moment for Aaron Ramsey as a former Cardiff player. It's the Welsh midfielder's eighth goal of the season and it was all down to the determination shown by Jack Wilshere who won the ball to spring a breakaway attack. Giroud played his part too and the ball eventually fell to Ramsey who slammed the ball into the roof of the net.
    9/28/2013 5:51:27 PM
  • GOAL! Swansea 1 Arsenal 2: Swansea have a lifeline and it's because of a typically tidy goal. Left back Ben Davies made a surging run down the flank, played a neat one-two with Wilfried Bony and followed the return ball into the area to score. He may have got slightly lucky with the finish rebounding off his body from the defender's challenge, but it was the least he deserved. There's eight minutes plus injury time for the Swans to find a leveller.
    9/28/2013 6:10:21 PM
  • Swansea 1 Arsenal 2: There's a big shout from the home fans for a penalty after Sagna's sliced clearance hits Flamini's hand. It's clearly unintentional though and Mark Clattenburg is unmoved. It's got the Swansea supporters up for a grandstand finale though.
    9/28/2013 6:16:40 PM
  • Full Time - Swansea 1 Arsenal 2:
    9/28/2013 6:23:24 PM
  • Arsenal have returned to the top of the table with a fifth straight Premier League win and a 12th straight victory on the road in all competitions. Ironically, in Swansea, it was a Welshman in Aaron Ramsey who was the match-winner as the midfielder's fabulous start to the season continued.
    9/28/2013 6:32:34 PM
  • Aaron Ramsey scored one and set-up one as Arsenal went top of the Premier League with a win at Swansea.

    9/28/2013 6:35:41 PM
  • And that's it from us. It's been an intriguing day of Premier League action, but a great one for league leaders Arsenal who have seen all of their major rivals drop points.

    Thanks for joining us. We'll be back tomorrow with live coverage of Stoke City versus Norwich before Liverpool's trip to Sunderland. Goodnight.
    9/28/2013 6:46:20 PM
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