Premier League Wednesday including Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United - LIVE! - Live coverage - The Independent

Premier League Wednesday including Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United - LIVE!

Follow the latest news and scores from this evening's Premier League matches including Arsenal v Hull, Fulham v Tottenham, Liverpool v Norwich, Manchester United v Everton, Southampton v Aston Villa, Stoke v Cardiff, Sunderland v Chelsea, Swansea v Newcastle and West Brom v Manchester City.


by Sam Dymond

  • Welcome to The Independent's live coverage of tonight's Premier League fixtures. We've got a long night ahead with a whopping nine fixtures being played, and that includes David Moyes first reunion with Everton, as his Manchester United side welcome the Toffees to Old Trafford. Elsewhere, the high-flying pair of Arsenal and Hull (tenth is high-flying, right?) meet at the Emirates Stadium, René Meulensteen takes charge of Fulham for the first time in their London derby against Tottenham, and second-placed Chelsea travel to bottom of the table Sunderland. Stay with us for all the major news and updates from around the grounds.
    12/4/2013 6:53:41 PM
  • Everybody loves football under floodlights. Save for the odd Monday night fixture here and the rare rearranged game there, we don't get to enjoy many midweek games in the Premier League these days. Yet , this week, there's a whole fixture list full of them. Crystal Palace bagged their first win for Tony Pulis against West Ham last night, but this evening sees the other 18 top-flight teams in action which means all across the country, supporters will be rushing from offices to grounds, peering through glittering rain to see their sides in action, and coming to the terms with the startling revelation that the mental bloke who sits four rows in front is wearing a suit.
    12/4/2013 7:09:56 PM
  • Team news from Anfield. There's no place for Victor Moses in the Liverpool starting XI, no doubt because he's still exhausted from all that running around at the KC Stadium on Sunday.

    Liverpool: Mignolet, Johnson, Flanagan, Gerrard, Skrtel, Agger, Henderson, Allen, Suárez, Coutinho, Sterling

    Subs: Jones, Touré, Luis Alberto, Aspas, Moses, Sakho, Lucas

    Norwich: Ruddy, Martin, Olsson, Johnson, R. Bennett, Bassong, Howson, Fer, Elmander, Hoolahan, Redmond

    Subs: Whittaker, Turner, Hooper, Garrido, Becchio, Nash, Murphy
    12/4/2013 7:14:25 PM
  • Team news from Old Trafford. There's a place in the Manchester United team for 40-year-old Ryan Giggs, but 12-year-old Adnan Januzaj is only on the bench.

    Manchester United: De Gea, Rafael, Evra, Giggs, Smalling, Vidic, Antonio Valencia, Fellaini, Rooney, Kagawa, Welbeck

    Subs: Evans, Lindegaard, Hernández, Nani, Young, Cleverley, Januzaj

    Everton: Howard, Coleman, Oviedo, McCarthy, Jagielka, Distin, Mirallas, Barry, Lukaku, Barkley, Pienaar

    Subs: Robles, Heitinga, Jelavic, Deulofeu, Naismith, Osman, Stones
    12/4/2013 7:17:50 PM
  • Team news from the Stadium of Light. Juan Mata starts a second Chelsea match in four days which is a rarer sight that a full round of midweek Premier League fixtures.

    Sunderland: Mannone, Bardsley, Dossena, Ki, Brown, O'Shea, Giaccherini, Gardner, Altidore, Colback, Borini

    Subs: Larsson, Fletcher, Johnson, Celustka, Pickford, Roberge, Cattermole

    Chelsea: Cech, Ivanovic, Azpilicueta, Lampard, Cahill, Terry, Willian, Ramires, Torres, Mata, Hazard

    Subs: Cole, Essien, Mikel, Schürrle, De Bruyne, Ba, Schwarzer
    12/4/2013 7:21:15 PM
  • Team news from St Mary's.

    Southampton: Gazzaniga, Clyne, Shaw, Davis, Yoshida, Lovren, Ward-Prowse, Wanyama, Lambert, Lallana, Rodriguez

    Subs: Fonte, Osvaldo, Cork, Chambers, Hooiveld, Gallagher, Cropper

    Aston Villa: Guzan, Bacuna, Luna, Baker, Vlaar, Clark, El Ahmadi, Delph, Agbonlahor, Kozák, Westwood

    Subs: Weimann, Albrighton, Steer, Sylla, Benteke, Tonev, Lowton
    12/4/2013 7:24:29 PM
  • Team news from the Britannia Stadium.

    Stoke: Begovic, Cameron, Pieters, Whelan, Shawcross, Wilson, Arnautovic, N'Zonzi, Crouch, Adam, Assaidi

    Subs: Muniesa, Pennant, Palacios, Jones, Walters, Sorensen, Ireland

    Cardiff: Marshall, Théophile-Catherine, John, Medel, Caulker, Turner, Cowie, Mutch, Campbell, Gunnarsson, Whittingham

    Subs: Connolly, Hudson, Cornelius, Odemwingie, Kim, Noone, Lewis
    12/4/2013 7:28:04 PM
  • West Bromwich Albion's home game with Manchester City has been delayed 15 minutes due to 'travel problems' which succinctly sums up City's season so far. It will now kick-off at the Hawthorns at 8.15pm.
    12/4/2013 7:29:04 PM
  • Team news from the Emirates Stadium. Nicklas Bendtner starts up front for league leaders Arsenal. Honestly.

    Arsenal: Szczesny, Jenkinson, Monreal, Ramsey, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Rosicky, Flamini, Bendtner, Özil, Cazorla

    Subs: Vermaelen, Arteta, Wilshere, Giroud, Walcott, Fabianski, Gibbs

    Hull: McGregor, Elmohamady, Figueroa, Huddlestone, Chester, Bruce, Meyler, Livermore, Graham, Sagbo, Brady

    Subs: Rosenior, Koren, Fryatt, Boyd, Nagy, Harper, Faye
    12/4/2013 7:33:05 PM
  • Team news from the Liberty Stadium.

    Swansea: Vorm, Tiendalli, Davies, De Guzmán, Chico, Williams, Pozuelo, Cañas, Alvaro, Shelvey, Hernández

    Subs: Amat, Taylor, Britton, Dyer, Lamah, Routledge, Tremmel

    Newcastle: Krul, Debuchy, Santon, Tioté, Williamson, Coloccini, Sissoko, Cabaye, Shola Ameobi, Remy, Gouffran

    Subs: Anita, Cissé, Yanga-Mbiwa, Haidara, Elliot, Obertan, Sammy Ameobi
    12/4/2013 7:37:41 PM
  • Team news from Craven Cottage.

    Fulham: Stekelenburg, Riether, Riise, Parker, Hughes, Senderos, Kasami, Karagounis, Berbatov, Dejagah, Kacaniklic

    Subs: Sidwell, Ruiz, Stockdale, Duff, Taarabt, Zverotic, Boateng

    Tottenham: Lloris, Walker, Vertonghen, Sandro, Chiriches, Dawson, Lennon, Capoue, Defoe, Paulinho, Lamela

    Subs: Soldado, Holtby, Naughton, Townsend, Chadli, Sigurdsson, Friedel
    12/4/2013 7:41:53 PM
  • Things we love about football: midweek games under floodlights.
    Things we hate about football: paying £3.50 for a programme.

    12/4/2013 7:42:44 PM
  • Team news from the Hawthorns.

    West Brom: Myhill, Reid, Ridgewell, Yacob, McAuley, Olsson, Amalfitano, Morrison, Long, Berahino, Brunt

    Subs: Popov, Lugano, Anichebe, Daniels, Vydra, Gera, Sessegnon

    Manchester City: Pantilimon, Zabaleta, Kolarov, Fernandinho, Demichelis, Kompany, Navas, Touré, Agüero, Dzeko, Nasri

    Subs: Hart, Richards, Lescott, Milner, Negredo, Javi García, Rodwell
    12/4/2013 7:47:03 PM
  • The seven Premier League games kicking off at 7:45pm are underway and...
    12/4/2013 7:47:33 PM
  • GOAL! Arsenal 1 Hull 0: Ninety seconds is all it took for me to eat my words which could well be a personal best. The leaders are ahead and it's Nicklas Bendtner, starting his first Premier League game for over 1000 days, who has put them in front. It was a flowing move down the right wing and when Jenkinson's cross was sent into the box, the Dane was on the spot to head home.
    12/4/2013 7:47:42 PM
  • Manchester United 0 Everton 0: David Moyes may hope to replicate one former United manager in his time at Old Trafford, but he's already successfully avoided the mistake of another by taking his place in the correct dugout, avoiding his former colleagues and players.

    On the pitch, Moyes' old side have made the better start. First Steven Pienaar causes panic with an inswinging corner and then Ross Barkley strings De Gea's fingers from distance.
    12/4/2013 7:57:15 PM
  • Southampton 0 Aston Villa 0: It's a busy start at St Mary's where Southampton are hoping to get back to winning ways. They nearly had the lead in the opening minutes when Adam Lallana's cross-shot grazed the crossbar, and just now Brad Guzan came close to handling outside the box, but the American had enough composure to stay inside his area.
    12/4/2013 7:59:35 PM
  • GOAL! Sunderland 1 Chelsea 0: Brad Guzan isn't the only American showing composure tonight because Jozy Altidore has juts given the bottom side the lead.
    12/4/2013 7:59:44 PM
  • GOAL! Southampton 0 Aston Villa 1: Gabriel Agbonlahor has given Aston Villa the lead against the run of play with a wonderful solo goal on the break.
    12/4/2013 8:01:30 PM
  • GOAL! Liverpool 1 Norwich 0: That's a tremendous dipping volley from Luis Suarez from fully 30 yards. That takes his tally of goals against Norwich to....loads.
    12/4/2013 8:01:42 PM
  • GOAL! Sunderland 1 Chelsea 1: Old Frank Lampard, who is almost as senior as Frank Lampard Snr these days, has brought Chelsea level at the Stadium of Light. The midfielder typically on hand to convert Eden Hazard's cross.
    12/4/2013 8:04:42 PM
  • The game at Craven Cottage between Martin Jol's former club Fulham and Martin Jol's former club Tottenham has begun...
    12/4/2013 8:05:16 PM
  • Here's a man who really loves playing Norwich...


    12/4/2013 8:07:40 PM
  • No doubt Pajtim Kasami is composing an angry tweet at this very moment..


    ...that said it was an astonishingly good goal.
    12/4/2013 8:13:58 PM
  • GOAL! Liverpool 2 Norwich 0: Luis Suarez is now a goal away from a third hat-trick against Norwich because he's double his and Liverpool's tally for the night. The Uruguayan striker netted at the back post after Steven Gerrard flicked on Phillipe Coutinho's corner.
    12/4/2013 8:14:44 PM
  • The final game of the night, the delayed match between West Bromwich Albion and Manchester City is underway at the Hawthorns...
    12/4/2013 8:17:38 PM
  • GOAL! Liverpool 3 Norwich 0: That's the hat-trick! Luis Suarez has a third treble against Norwich and we've not even played 35 minutes. The Norwich defenders look absolutely terrified of the striker, and back off, and back off, and back off, allowing Suarez to finish nonchalantly with the outside of his foot from just inside the box.
    12/4/2013 8:20:40 PM

  • GOAL! Sunderland 1 Chelsea 2: Chelsea have turned it around at the Stadium of Light, courtesy of Eden Hazard. The Belgian cut inside from the left and curled his effort away from Mannone in the Sunderland goal.
    12/4/2013 8:23:12 PM
  • GOAL! West Brom 0 Manchester City 1: The goals keep on coming and Man City are ahead in the evening's delayed kick-off. Pablo Zabaleta ran Swansea ragged with his overlapping runs at the weekend, and he's started at West Brom in similar style. He gets in behind the full-back and pulls the ball back for Sergio Aguero to stick the visitors in front.
    12/4/2013 8:26:14 PM
  • Luis Suarez scores a brilliant first of many this evening.

    12/4/2013 8:28:16 PM
  • Half-time - Arsenal 1 Hull 0:
    12/4/2013 8:30:52 PM
  • Half-time - Manchester United 0 Everton 0:
    12/4/2013 8:32:07 PM
  • Half-time - Southampton 0 Aston Villa 1:
    12/4/2013 8:32:18 PM
  • Half-time - Stoke 0 Cardiff 0:
    12/4/2013 8:32:36 PM
  • GOAL! Swansea 1 Newcastle 0: Swansea have the lead in what is BT Sport's live game this evening (No, we don't know why either). Pozuelo's cross was deflected into the path of substitute Nathan Dyer, who makes no mistake in slamming the home side in front.
    12/4/2013 8:32:56 PM
  • Half-time - Liverpool 3 Norwich 0:
    12/4/2013 8:33:20 PM
  • Half-time - Sunderland 1 Chelsea 2:
    12/4/2013 8:33:28 PM
  • Half-time - Swansea 1 Newcastle 0:
    12/4/2013 8:36:14 PM
  • One Belgian has been the difference at the Stadium of Light so far this evening, and Ian Herbert wouldn't be surprised if another has the final say at Old Trafford...


    12/4/2013 8:38:05 PM
  • GOAL! West Brom 0 Manchester CIty 2: What travel problems? Manchester City are 2-0 up on the road thanks to Yaya Toure! The midfielder finished a neat move involving Aguero, Nasri and Kolarov by sidefooting into the bottom right-hand corner from eight yards out.
    12/4/2013 8:39:05 PM
  • Eden Hazard: Literally on fire at the Stadium of Light?

    12/4/2013 8:44:35 PM
  • Southampton's injury problems are getting worse...



    12/4/2013 8:48:04 PM
  • GOAL! Arsenal 2 Hull 0: Arsenal have started the second half in similar fashion to the first with a quick goal. Mesut Ozil has scored, but again Aaron Ramsey is at the heart of it, setting up the German with a lovely reverse pass.
    12/4/2013 8:48:47 PM
  • GOAL! Southampton 1 Aston Villa 1: Talking of quick goals, Jay Rodriguez hasn't quite equalled Sunday's effort, but he has netted within a couple of minutes of the second half at St Mary's to bring Southampton level. The young forward brilliantly heads home Nathaniel Clyne's centre.
    12/4/2013 8:53:12 PM
  • GOAL! Sunderland 2 Chelsea 2: He doesn't get many, but John O'Shea has brought Sunderland level against Chelsea. Wes Brown could and should have converted Fabio Borini's corner, but the Irish defender made no mistake when it fell to his feet, ramming the ball home close range.
    12/4/2013 8:53:32 PM
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