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Premier League Sunday, including Sunderland v Liverpool and Stoke v Norwich - LIVE!

Follow the latest news and scores from today's Premier League matches including Stoke v Norwich and Sunderland v Liverpool.

By SAM DYMOND

by Sam Dymond on Sep 29, 2013 at 5:18 PM

Welcome to The Independent's live coverage of today's two fixtures in the Premier League.
  • GOAL! Stoke 0 Norwich 1: Seconds after Marko Arnautovic goes close from long range at one end, Norwich take the lead at the other. Jonny Howson receives the ball after some head tennis from a throw and drives in low from 20 yards. The strike is decent, but Huth and Begovic will both feel they could have done more to block the effort.
    9/29/2013 1:03:43 PM
  • Half Time - Stoke 0 Norwich 1: The whistle has been blown to signal the end of the opening 45 minutes and it's the visitors who go in a goal ahead - and it's probably just about deserved in what has been a tight encounter so far.

    Mark Hughes, meanwhile, spent the final few moments of the first half stood scowling in his technical area, his arms tightly crossed. It was very much the pose he perfected at Loftus Road last season.
    9/29/2013 1:20:03 PM
  • Jonny Howson's opener couldn't have come at a better time for Norwich...


    9/29/2013 1:24:18 PM
  • Meanwhile, has anybody got a ruler?




     

    9/29/2013 1:28:02 PM
  • Stoke 0 Norwich 1: Mark Hughes has made two changes at the start of the second half. Jermaine Pennant, the match winner at West Ham last month, and Stephen Ireland are on for Jonathan Walters and Charlie Adam as the hosts look to get back into the match.
    9/29/2013 1:35:38 PM
  • Stoke 0 Norwich 1: Some nice play from both sides ultimately comes to nothing. First, a series of quick and precise Stoke passes get the crowd - and the linesman's flag - up, and then Anthony Pilkington tricks his way in from the Norwich left wing, but fires wide from outside the box.
    9/29/2013 1:51:24 PM
  • Stoke 0 Norwich 1: Stoke make their final change with the introduction of Peter Crouch. He replaces fellow striker Kenwyne Jones and has 25 minutes to find his side an equaliser.
    9/29/2013 1:53:57 PM
  • Stoke 0 Norwich 1: The home side are being frustrated here by a disciplined Norwich display, and time is running out on them. Stoke have yet to register a shot on target and an equaliser doesn't look likely.
    9/29/2013 2:02:28 PM
  • Team news from the Stadium of Light. Luis Suarez starts his first Premier League game for Liverpool after serving a 10-match suspension for biting, and plays alongside Daniel Sturridge. Sunderland are without their striker Steven Fletcher, who is injured, and is replaced by Jozy Altidore; one of four changes made by caretaker boss Kevin Ball to the team that lost at West Brom.

    Sunderland: Westwood, Gardner, Colback, O'Shea, Cuellar, Ki Sung-Yeung, Larsson, Johnson, Cattermole, Altidore, Giaccherini

    Subs: Mannone, Celustka, Valentin, El-Hadji Ba, Mavrias, Wickham, Ji Dong-Won

    Liverpool: Mignolet, Jose Enrique, Toure, Sakho, Skrtel, Suarez, Gerrard, Moses, Henderson, Lucas, Sturridge

    Subs: Jones, Agger, Ilori, Wisdom, Sterling, Ibe, Aspas
    9/29/2013 2:09:00 PM
  • It means Kevin Ball is in temporary charge of Sunderland for today's visit of Liverpool. A long-term servant to the club, he may be exactly what they need to move away from the bottom of the league.

    Ball's playing career should be remembered for two things. Firstly, being part of a four-man Burnley midfield that wonderfully read 'Cooke, Little, Mellon, Ball', and secondly, this crunching tackle in a Tyne-Wear derby that was so crunchy, the ball ended up hitting his own crossbar from 35 yards.
    9/29/2013 2:46:18 PM
  • Sunderland 0 Liverpool 2: Simon Mignolet has looked increasingly nervous on his return to the Stadium of Light. The former Sunderland goalkeeper has misjudged three successive corners from the home side in what is a stark contrast to the assured displays he has produced since arriving at Anfield. Liverpool are well on top, but the Belgian stopper is in danger of letting Sunderland back into the game.
    9/29/2013 3:44:47 PM
  • He's been waiting five months to show off his new t-shirt.

    9/29/2013 4:21:16 PM
  • Sunderland 1 Liverpool 2: Luis Suarez has had a couple of half chances to put the result beyond doubt, but failed to take them. First he couldn't get enough on Jose Enrique's perfect curving cross from the left, and then he flashed a shot wide from the edge of the area after his initial effort had been blocked. 

    Sunderland are still in this as Lee Cattermole departs without a booking to his name, and is replaced by Ondrej Celustka.
    9/29/2013 4:36:01 PM
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