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Premier League Sunday, including Southampton v Tottenham Hotspur and Swansea City v Everton - LIVE!

Follow the latest news and scores from today’s Premier League matches, including Southampton v Tottenham Hotspur and Swansea City v Everton


by Jack de Menezes

Welcome 
to The Independent's coverage of all today’s action in the Premier League.
  • FINAL SCORES:

    • Southampton 2 (Lallana 13', Lambert 60') Tottenham 3(Adebayor 25', 64', Hoiveld o.g. 54') - FT
    • Swansea 1 (Oviedo o.g. 70') Everton 2 (Coleman 65', Barkley 84') - FT
    12/22/2013 6:50:40 PM
  • Welcome to The Independent's coverage of all today’s action in the Premier League.
    12/22/2013 12:58:59 PM
  • Later on today Roberto Martinez faces his former club Swansea...

    In his 2008 autobiography, Kicking Every Ball, Roberto Martinez recounts how he was the envy of friends at his Spanish primary school thanks to the steady supply of footballs given him by his father, Roberto Snr, coach at their home-town team, CF Balaguer. There is a photo of him smiling as he proudly holds an adidas Tango, and it seems a fitting motif for the methods of the man who has transformed the style of the two teams who meet at the Liberty Stadium today, Swansea City and Everton – in short, cherish that football. 

    Read the full piece by Simon Hart by clicking HERE
    12/22/2013 1:03:55 PM
  • 15 minutes to go until the first match kicks off and it looks like being a thriller. How will Tottenham's caretaker manager Tim Sherwood manage against this year's surprise package Southampton? Guess we will have to wait and see.... 
    12/22/2013 1:17:44 PM

  • Can Southampton give their fans an early Christmas present? 


    12/22/2013 1:23:53 PM
  • How about some team news?

    Southampton:
    Gazzaniga, Chambers, Lovren, Hooiveld, Fox, Cork, Schneiderlin, S Davis, Lallana, Rodriguez, Lambert


    Tottenham:
    Lloris, Walker, Dawson, Chriches, Rose, Lamela, Dembele, Eriksen, Sigurdsson, Adebayor, Soldado

    That's an attacking line up from Tim Sherwood to say the least....
    12/22/2013 1:29:17 PM
  • Kick off minutes away...
    12/22/2013 1:29:31 PM
  • Southampton 0 Tottenham 0: We're off...
    12/22/2013 1:32:26 PM
  • Southampton 0 Tottenham 0: Early free kick for Southampton, Lambert curls it straight into the arms of Lloris. 
    12/22/2013 1:34:15 PM
  • Southampton 0 Tottenham 0: The home side have definitely started the brightest of the two sides here, forcing both Dawson and Rose to step in and make important clearances.
    12/22/2013 1:38:11 PM

  • Looks like great weather for the game in Southampton 


    12/22/2013 1:40:34 PM
  • Southampton 0 Tottenham 0: Chance now for Spurs as Soldado and Adebayor nearly link up well in the box but Southampton just about scramble it away for a corner.
    12/22/2013 1:42:05 PM
  • GOAL! Southampton 1 Tottenham 0 - Adam Lallana
    Not the start Tim Sherwood had in mind... Lallana receives the ball in the centre of the pitch outside the area and tucks a low shot into the corner of the net. 1-0 Southampton.
    12/22/2013 1:43:10 PM

  • Mauricio Pochettino the Southampton manager looks on 


    12/22/2013 1:49:58 PM
  • Southampton 1 Tottenham 0: Spurs trying to get back into this game now and having a bit more success, winning a corner, but they don't exactly look that threatening.
    12/22/2013 1:54:19 PM
  • Southampton 1 Tottenham 0: Ooh Danny Rose is a lucky boy, he slips and gives Southampton possession far too close to his own box but the home side can't capitalise, Jay Rodriguez just curling his shot over the bar.
    12/22/2013 1:55:50 PM
  • GOAL! Southampton 1 Tottenham 1 - Emmanuel Adebayor
    What a goal! Spurs counter and it looks as if Adebayor has made a horrible mess of things, sending Soldado out far too wide but the Spanish striker whips in a great ball and Adebayor acrobatically sticks a leg out to send it past Gazzaniga and equalise. Game on.
    12/22/2013 1:56:21 PM

  • Adam Lallana celebrates scoring the opening goal 


    12/22/2013 2:00:25 PM
  • Southampton 1 Tottenham 1: The game has got a bit scrappy now, neither side able to get a real hold of the game. Good stuff so far though. 
    12/22/2013 2:06:05 PM

  • Tim Sherwood celebrates Tottenham's goal 


    12/22/2013 2:10:18 PM
  • Southampton 1 Tottenham 1: Coming up to the end of the first half and after a frantic start to the game things have calmed down a bit. The second half will be intriguing.
    12/22/2013 2:17:14 PM
  • HALF TIME
    12/22/2013 2:20:08 PM

  • Tottenham celebrate their goal 


    12/22/2013 2:29:34 PM
  • Southampton 1 Tottenham 1: Second half underway...
    12/22/2013 2:35:56 PM
  • Southampton 1 Tottenham 1: Dembele is injured for Spurs and will be replaced by Bentaleb.
    12/22/2013 2:39:16 PM
  • GOAL! Southampton 1 Tottenham 2 - Jos Hoiveld o.g.
    Great comeback from Spurs, new man Bentaleb does well down the left and fires in a low cross that is diverted into his own net by Hoiveld.
    12/22/2013 2:44:29 PM
  • GOAL! Southampton 2 Tottenham 2 - Rickie Lambert
    Great goal from Southampton and it's all level. Jack Cork plays in Lallana with a little slipped through ball and the England international cleverly cuts the ball back to Lambert who fires into an empty net.
    12/22/2013 2:48:11 PM


  • 12/22/2013 2:50:28 PM
  • Southampton 2 Tottenham 2: This is some game now, Adebayor makes a good run into the area but Gazzaniga just anout manages to smother the shot.
    12/22/2013 2:52:51 PM
  • GOAL! Southampton 2 Tottenham 3 - Emmanuel Adebayor
    Scrappy goal but it's well taken by Adebayor. A long throw isn't cleared by Southampton and Adebayor pounces, rifling in a low shot from close range. What a game this is!
    12/22/2013 2:53:21 PM
  • Southampton 2 Tottenham 3: This is classic Spurs, they've had two big chances to kill off the game but Soldado hasn't been able to take them. Can Southampton make them pay?
    12/22/2013 2:58:40 PM
  • Southampton 2 Tottenham 3: Spurs are on top but they can't kill the game off. The way this game has gone, it wouldn't be a huge surprise if Southampton came back.
    12/22/2013 3:03:09 PM

  • The fans in good voice 


    12/22/2013 3:04:59 PM

  • Emanuel Adebayor (2nd L) of Spurs celebrates with teammates after scoring his team's third goal  


    12/22/2013 3:12:06 PM
  • Southampton 2 Tottenham 3: Around 5 minutes to go and it's still Tottenham who look more likely to add another goal. Defoe comes on for Soldado who could have had a hat trick but missed all three chances. Looks a little short of confidence but played fairly well nevertheless.
    12/22/2013 3:16:15 PM
  • Southampton 2 Tottenham 3: Southampton could've equalised but Lambert doesn't hit his shot cleanly and it bounces off the ground and over the bar.
    12/22/2013 3:21:59 PM
  • ADEBAYOR MAN OF THE MATCH
    12/22/2013 3:22:37 PM
  • FULL TIME
    Southampton 2 Tottenham 3 - What a game! Spurs did well to come back from an early goal and deserved the win in the end. Adebayor a surprise man of the match with his two goals.
    12/22/2013 3:24:59 PM
  • So now all attention turns to Wales where Everton are playing Swansea. Here are the teams:

    Swansea XI: Tremmel, Tiendalli, Chico, Williams, Davies, Canas, Shelvey, de Guzman, Routledge, Hernandez, Bony

    Everton XI: Howard, Coleman, Oviedo, Jagielka, Distin, McCarthy, Barry, Mirallas, Pienaar, Barkley, Lukaku
    12/22/2013 3:36:32 PM
  • Players are out on the pitch, which way is this one going?  
    12/22/2013 3:57:43 PM
  • Swansea 0 Everton 0: Uneventful start to this game, neither side really carving out a chance.
    12/22/2013 4:12:11 PM
  • Swansea 0 Everton 0: Whoa, what's happened to Ross Barkley's hair? He's taken the razor to it and now it looks like Thomas Gravesen is back in the Everton midfield.

    12/22/2013 4:14:44 PM

  • Opposing managers Michael Laudrup the Swansea manager and Roberto Martinez the Everton manager greet each other prior to kickoff 


    12/22/2013 4:18:22 PM
  • Swansea 0 Everton 0: Good chance for Everton as Chico Flores gives the ball away sloppily but Ashley Williams gets back to block well twice. 
    12/22/2013 4:23:49 PM
  • Swansea 0 Everton 0: Shelvey and Barkley having a battle of the British baldies in the middle of the park but as yet the game remains goalless. 
    12/22/2013 4:28:44 PM

  • Wilfried Bony of Swansea holds off the challenge from Ross Barkley 



    12/22/2013 4:35:47 PM
  • Swansea 0 Everton 0: Well this game has been something of an anticlimax... Not much going on at either end, just a lot of scrappyness in the middle. Five minutes until half time.
    12/22/2013 4:41:12 PM

  • This match is so boring the photographers have resorted to taking closeups of the ball.  


    12/22/2013 4:48:03 PM
  • HALF TIME - Swansea 0 Everton 0 
    It surely can't get any worse in the second half...
    12/22/2013 4:48:45 PM
  • Swansea 0 Everton 0: Second half is go... Please be better than the first...
    12/22/2013 5:02:40 PM
  • Swansea 0 Everton 0: Everton attack through Barkley but it doesn't lead to anything, the Swansea keeper sweeping up Mirallas' cut back.
    12/22/2013 5:09:32 PM
  • Swansea 0 Everton 0: Everton open up Swansea and Barkley gets into the area but somehow ends up just falling over himself and the chance is wasted. 
    12/22/2013 5:13:21 PM

  • Everton's Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku chases the ball 


    12/22/2013 5:16:58 PM
  • Swansea 0 Everton 0: Ooof, what play from Barkley, he makes a bursting run and fires off a shot that Tremmel does well to save in the end. Everton on top now.
    12/22/2013 5:21:57 PM
  • GOAL! Swansea 0 Everton 1 - Seamus Coleman
    Finally a goal! And what a goal it is... Seamus Coleman smashes a thunderbolt from outside the area and it swerves inside the near post. Much deserved for Everton.
    12/22/2013 5:22:39 PM
  • GOAL! Swansea 1 Everton 1 - Dwight Tiendalli
    Swansea have levelled things up. A ball floated to the far post is not dealt with and Tiendalli knocks it in via a huge deflection off Oviedo. Where did that come from from Swansea? Game on.
    12/22/2013 5:27:07 PM

  • Seamus Coleman (C) of Everton is congratulated by teammate Ross Barkley (L) of Everton after scoring the opening goal 


    12/22/2013 5:32:36 PM
  • GOAL! Swansea 1 Everton 2 - Ross Barkley
    Oh what a goal! Barkley has a free kick outside the area and he curls it perfectly over the wall and in off the underside of the bar. Great strike.
    12/22/2013 5:40:49 PM
  • Swansea 1 Everton 2: Nervous finish from Everton here, just trying to hold on to all three points...
    12/22/2013 5:49:02 PM
  • FULL TIME
    Swansea 1 Everton 2 - Everton move into the top four with a great couple of goals to see off his former club Swansea. Well after that shocker of a first half that turned into quite a good game.
    12/22/2013 5:51:09 PM
  • That's all from us today, I hope you can join us again soon.
    12/22/2013 6:51:23 PM
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