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Premier League Sunday including Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea - LIVE!

Follow the latest news and scores from today's Premier League matches including Tottenham v Manchester United, Hull v Liverpool, Chelsea v Southampton and Manchester City v Swansea.


by Sam Dymond

  • The greatest dismantling of a wall since Berlin, 1989.

    12/1/2013 12:49:55 PM
  • The Independent's Sam Wallace is at White Hart Lane and fears for Tottenham's confidence, both on the pitch and in the stands...


    12/1/2013 12:55:07 PM
  • Meanwhile, there's some more slapstick on the White Hart Lane pitch, although this time it's consigned to the half-time break...



    12/1/2013 1:00:53 PM
  • GOAL! Tottenham 2 Manchester United 1: The second half had started slowly, but the White Hart Lane crowd have just been brought to their feet by a fantastic goal from Sandro. The Brazilian cut inside and unleashed an unstoppable shot into the top right hand corner from 25 yards.
    12/1/2013 1:10:27 PM
  • PENALTY! GOAL! Tottenham 2 Manchester United 2: Manchester United have an immediate chance to equalise because Mike Dean has awarded them a penalty after Hugo Lloris rushed out to divert the ball away from Danny Welbeck. The United striker just got to the ball first as the French keeper arrived to clip his feet.

    Wayne Rooney makes no mistake from 12 yards, thumping the ball straight down the middle of the goal as Lloris dives away to his left. 2-2!
    12/1/2013 1:16:28 PM
  • Tottenham 2 Manchester United 2: The game has exploded into life again with those two quick goals, and Kyle Walker nearly replicates his first goal with a free-kick from 30 yards out, but his shot whistles past the right-hand post.

    Meanwhile, Aaron Lennon is substituted to a chorus of boos from the home fans. The winger had performed well against Patrice Evra, especially in the first half, but is replaced by Andros Townsend with 25 minutes to play.
    12/1/2013 1:23:57 PM
  • Tottenham 2 Manchester United 2: There's a couple of striking substitutions as Jermain Defoe is on for the final 20 minutes, once again replacing the ineffective Soldado, while Javier Hernández comes on for Welbeck. Can either nick a winner for their sides?
    12/1/2013 1:31:12 PM
  • Hull 1 Liverpool 1: The action restarts at the KC Stadium, and if Liverpool are to close the gap on leaders Arsenal to four points, they are going to have up their game in the second half. With that in mind, will we see Philippe Coutinho introduced at some point?
    12/1/2013 3:09:43 PM
  • Hull 1 Liverpool 1: Hull have continued the second half in the same resolute fashion as the first, and are closing down the opposition at every opportunity. They afford themselves a rare counter attack through Tom Huddlestone and Robert Koren, but Robbie Brady chooses to head Kolo Toure rather than the ball when the cross is sent into the area.
    12/1/2013 3:18:47 PM
  • Hull 1 Liverpool 1: There's half hour to play at the KC Stadium, and Hull are still frustrating Liverpool. The home side force another half-chance when Curtis Davies gets his head on a free-kick and then, at the other end, Luis Suarez just fails to latch on to Glen Johnson's hefty punt down field.
    12/1/2013 3:27:40 PM
  • Hull 1 Liverpool 1: Coutinho is on for Liverpool, replacing Sterling, and all of sudden the visitors have renewed hope. Hull also make a substitution, but Liam Rosenior's introduction doesn't quite bring the same fear factor.
    12/1/2013 3:29:16 PM
  • GOAL! Hull 2 Liverpool 1: Hull are back in front, and they deserve it for the determination they've shown. Liverpool's defence fail to deal with a long floated delivery into the box, and when they're unable to clear the second, third or fourth ball, it lands at the feet of David Meyler who steers it left-footed across Mignolet and into the far corner.


    Both Liam Rosenior and I will be claiming the assist.
    12/1/2013 3:33:21 PM
  • Team news from Stamford Bridge.

    Chelsea: Cech, Ivanovic, Azpilicueta, Ramires, Cahill, Terry, Oscar, Essien, Torres, Mata, Hazard

    Subs: Cole, Lampard, Mikel, Schürrle, Ba, Willian, Schwarzer

    Southampton: Boruc, Clyne, Shaw, Schneiderlin, Fonte, Lovren, Ward-Prowse, Wanyama, Osvaldo, Lallana, Rodriguez

    Subs: Yoshida, Lambert, Davis, Cork, Chambers, Gazzaniga, Hooiveld
    12/1/2013 3:40:30 PM
  • Manchester City 1 Swansea 0: Jonjo Shelvey goes very close to netting an equaliser at the Etihad. The former Liverpool man was unchallenged 30 yards from goal so decided to try his luck, but Costel Pantilimon does very well to get down low and turn the effort behind for a corner.
    12/1/2013 4:28:49 PM
  • Jay Rodriguez stuns Stamford Bridge by scoring after 13 seconds.

    12/1/2013 4:32:37 PM
  • Chelsea 0 Southampton 1: Chelsea are trying to get themselves back into the game after that incredibly early setback, but Southampton are defending in the manner that should now be expected. Juan Mata manages to find himself a sight of goal, but the linesman's flag goes up before Artur Boruc can save with his feet.
    12/1/2013 4:37:51 PM
  • Chelsea 0 Southampton 1: It's been said on several occasions in the past hour that Martin Jol's sacking as Fulham manager is the least surprising news of the day, but Michael Essien's substitution surely trumps that. It was a ghastly return for a once-superb midfielder (hopefully he will be again) and he has been replaced by Demba Ba as Jose Mourinho opts for a more attacking approach in the second half.
    12/1/2013 5:16:24 PM
  • Jose Mourinho is still unbeaten in the league at Stamford Bridge as Chelsea manager, but perhaps the writing is on the wall...


    12/1/2013 5:20:54 PM
  • GOAL! Chelsea 1 Southampton 1: That home record may just go on for a little longer though because Mourinho's team are level. Branislav Ivanovic flicked on Frank Lampard's corner for Demba Ba at the back post. The striker's effort came back off the woodwork, but Gary Cahill reacted quickest to nod the ball into the net past the stranded - and injured - Boruc.
    12/1/2013 5:24:19 PM
  • GOAL! Manchester City 2 Swansea 0: City have an excellent second goal and it's hard to envisage the visitors coming back from here. Yaya Toure made one of his trademark runs through midfield and fed Samir Nasri, whose fancy footwork and neat finish was too much for the Swansea defence and goalkeeper.
    12/1/2013 5:24:55 PM
  • GOAL! Chelsea 2 Southampton 1: And now Chelsea are in front! It all stemmed from another Lampard corner. His first delivery was cleared, but when the ball was kept alive, he took his time and found his old mucka John Terry with a cross, and the Chelsea captain flashed a looping header into the far corner.

    The equalising goal was a double blow for the Saints because not only did they lose their lead, but they also lost their keeper. Boruc was too injured to continue and the Polish international was replaced by former Gillingham man Paulo Gazzaniga.
    12/1/2013 5:31:04 PM
  • It's clear Chelsea can afford misfiring strikers if they have centre backs who can do this...


    12/1/2013 5:37:37 PM
  • Manchester City 2 Swansea 0: Sergio Aguero isn't having much fortune in front of goal this afternoon, be it from close range or distance, left foot, right foot or head. His two latest attempts sees him hook the ball over the bar from six yards before pulling a shot wide from the edge of the box.
    12/1/2013 5:42:40 PM
  • GOAL! Manchester City 3 Swansea 0: Then again, Aguero doesn't need to be on his A-game when Samir Nasri is in this kind of goalscoring form. The Frenchman has his second of the day, but it's all down to the excellent run down the right wing and pull back from Pablo Zabaleta. Nasri's finish is a neat low drive into the bottom right-hand corner.
    12/1/2013 5:43:35 PM
  • And inside the first window of your Advent Calendar...

    12/1/2013 5:50:13 PM
  • Chelsea 2 Southampton 1: Inside the final five minutes at Stamford Bridge, and Southampton appear to have finally run out of steam. Chelsea may have been rocked by that goal inside the opening seconds, but Southampton have been well and truly knocked off their feet by the conceding of two goals and the loss of their keeper, and all within a few minutes of each other. 
    12/1/2013 5:58:05 PM
  • Manchester City 3 Swansea 0: Samir Nasri goes close to a first Manchester City hat-trick, but he curls his effort over the crossbar. However, it's fair to say as that game enters stoppage time, that he'll be pleased with his afternoon's work...


    12/1/2013 5:59:35 PM
  • GOAL! Chelsea 3 Southampton 1: On the stroke of 90 minutes, Chelsea seal the win. Southampton's tired legs fail to clear a stuttered attack, and when Ramires sends a curling ball back into the danger area, Demba Ba is on hand to slide in and divert the ball past Gazzaniga. One substitute beats another.
    12/1/2013 5:59:55 PM
  • Full-time - Manchester City 3 Swansea 0:
    12/1/2013 6:00:10 PM
  • Samir Nasri celebrates his two goals in another home victory - as well as winning Manchester's Most French Looking Man Award.

    12/1/2013 6:04:13 PM
  • Full-time - Chelsea 3 Southampton 1:
    12/1/2013 6:05:40 PM
  • And that's it for another exhausting Premier League weekend. Hull City have made the headlines this afternoon by defeating Liverpool for the first time in their history, but it's Chelsea and Manchester City who have delivered when the pressure was on late in the day. Two home wins have taken the clubs up to second and third in the table, four and six points behind leaders Arsenal respectively with - if not everything to play for - two thirds of the season to go.

    We'll be back on Wednesday evening for a Premier League matchday that will include Arsenal against Hull and Manchester United versus Everton. It won't, however, include Martin Jol, who was sacked this afternoon as Fulham manager; René Meulensteen will be the man in charge when the Whites take on another of Jol's old clubs, Tottenham.

    Until then, thanks for reading and goodnight. 

    12/1/2013 6:22:40 PM
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