Sunderland vs Manchester United, plus reaction to Tottenham's victory over QPR and Hull and Stoke's draw - LIVE! - Live coverage - The Independent

Sunderland vs Manchester United, plus reaction to Tottenham's victory over QPR and Hull and Stoke's draw - LIVE!

 Hull v Stoke, Tottenham v Queens Park Rangers, Sunderland v Manchester United 
Welcome to The Independent's live coverage of all today's action in the Premier League with Marc Williams. On the second Sunday of top flight entertainment we have Tottenham vs Queens Park Rangers and Hull vs Stoke up first followed by Sunderland vs Manchester United.

    Tottenham 0 QPR 0

    2 min: Tottenham get going well at the Lane and right into their stride. A group of players hound Armand Traore and the when the ball eventually falls to Erik Lamela, he sees his effort deflect behind. Good start from Spurs. 
    8/24/2014 12:35:03 PM
    Hull 0 Stoke 0

    3 min: James Chester and Mame Biram Diouf get to know each other a little better early on but our referee today, Jonathan Moss, decides that the Stoke man was a little too physical there. He was nearly in on goal too. Chester's blushes are saved.
    8/24/2014 12:36:59 PM
    Hull 0 Stoke 0 

    7 min: Good, lively start to this game and it looks like we should get goals today! Robertson, down Hull's left, is seeing a lot of the ball and he puts in a super ball that Asmir Begovic does well with to claim. No hit and hope here, this is proper, passing football! 
    8/24/2014 12:40:03 PM
    Tottenham 0 QPR 0

    8 min: All Spurs at the Lane so far and last weekend's hero, Eric Dier, looks good again. He puts in a lovely ball from the right but Robert Green does well in the Rangers' net. 

    Remember Eric Lamela? I wouldn't blame you if you'd forgotten him! 


    8/24/2014 12:43:12 PM
    GOAL!!! Tottenham 1 QPR 0 - Nacer Chadli

    11 min: Well, it was all Spurs early on and they've made that pressure tell! Another forgotten man has it, Nacer Chadli from just six yards out. Emmanuel Adebyaor gets down the right hand side and sends a cross to the back post. There, Chadli chests it down and smashes it past Green. It's been coming. 
    8/24/2014 12:43:39 PM
    RED CARD!!! Hull 0 Stoke 0 - James Chester

    13 min: What a difference a week makes. Last week Chester was scoring the winning goal on the opening day of the Premier League season, today, he is sent for an early bath within 13 minutes. He had to go as well, good decision from Jon Moss. Chester, the last man, cuts down Glenn Whelan, red card, job done, oh dear. 

    James Chester sees red 

    8/24/2014 12:45:28 PM
    Hull 0 Stoke 0 

    20 min: Hull have it all to do now and it is a hot day out there this afternoon. Best part of 80 minutes with ten man against a quick, powerful Stoke side - that isn't a task anyone would like. The away side having carved out anything yet. 
    8/24/2014 12:53:05 PM
    Tottenham 1 QPR 0

    21 min: What a shocker that is from QPR and it really, really should level in north London. Matty Phillips get in behind the Spurs' back four and produces a wonderful first touch to kill the ball at his feet. He looks up and with only Hugo Lloris to beat, the winger smashes over. His eyes lit up to brightly and his foot struck the ball to powerfully. What an opportunity. 
    8/24/2014 12:56:06 PM
    Hull 0 Stoke 0

    26 min: This game has turned into a training session of defence v attack now. Hull are struggling to get any foot hold at all. Eric Pieters and Steven N'Zonzi both have good chances but Mark Hughes' men haven't created a clear opening yet. They do have the Humber Messi on the bench, 
    8/24/2014 12:59:47 PM
    HIT THE BAR! Tottenham 1 QPR 0

    27 min: Ohhh what a lovely effort that was. Christian Eriksen, from 25 yards out, clips the crossbar with a deliciously curling free-kick. Rob Green was complete beaten then and if it was an inch lower, it would have been two. 

    So, so close for Eriksen 

    8/24/2014 1:01:36 PM
    GOAL!!! Tottenham 2 QPR 0 - Eric Dier

    30 min: And that is the second now. Tottenham have been very, very good so far this afternoon and now the scoreline reflects that. It's the two Erics that combine as Lamela sends a cross over to Dier who heads in his second of the campaign already. What a signing he is proving to be! 


    Eric Dier now has two goals in as many games this season 
    8/24/2014 1:01:53 PM
    Hull 1 Stoke 0

    49 min: Hearts in mouths for the home faithful for a second until Arnautovic completely miss kicks his effort and it bounces into the ground and up into McGregor arms. He has been very poor today and second later he lets the ball go underneath his foot from a simple five yard pass and right out of play. Not his day and not Stoke's either so far. 
    8/24/2014 1:39:21 PM
    Hull 1 Stoke 0

    52 min: Alan McGregor is called into action twice in quick succession for the first meaningly time today. First he gets down smartly to stop Ryan Shawcross' low drive and then is brave to dive at the feet of several players to stop a dangerous cross. Hull will need him in this last 38 minutes or so, that's for sure. 
    8/24/2014 1:42:19 PM
    Tottenham 3 QPR 0

    54 min: No real chances in this half just yet but Spurs have by no means let up on their opponents despite the scoreline. More goals here I reckon, more Tottenham goals that is. 
    8/24/2014 1:43:47 PM
    Hull 1 Stoke 0

    56 min: That miss-kick is Marko Arnautovic's last action of the game and Peter Crouch comes on for him, that'll help my spelling at very least! 

    Elsewhere, Liam Rosenior comes on for Tom Ince as Steve Bruce looks to sure things up at the back. 

    Brucie's been barking at his Tigers all game long 
    8/24/2014 1:47:17 PM
    Tottenham 3 QPR 0

    59 min: Mark my words, if Spurs score again today it'll come from Lamela or Eriksen, they have both been superb today. Eriksen draws a smart piece of work from Joey Barton or that could have four. 
    8/24/2014 1:49:06 PM
    Tottenham 3 QPR 0

    61 min: So far, Spurs have had 70% possession and 14 shots in total. It's been a complete performance from them today. They make a switch has Dembele replaces Bentaleb in central midfield. 
    8/24/2014 1:52:12 PM
    Hull 1 Stoke 0

    64 min: Getting closer, getting there for Stoke but not cutting the mustard yet. Peter Crouch and Mame Biram Diouf do a bit head tennis between themselves but ultimately waste a pretty decent position. No good. 

    Charlie Adam is on for Steve Sidwell, can he find a way to get past Hull?
    8/24/2014 1:54:21 PM
    GOAL!!! Tottenham 4 QPR 0 - Emmanuel Adebayor

    65 min: Well I was wrong, it wasn't Lamela or Eriksen but Emmanuel Adebayor would have been my third choice, honest. It's four and that is well and truly job done and what a good job Spurs have done today. Danny Rose drives down the left wing and picks out the big striker in the middle who makes no mistake with his simple finish. 

    Adebayor and Rose celebrate Spurs' fourth 

    8/24/2014 1:54:49 PM
    Hull 1 Stoke 0

    67 min: Just seconds from leaving his seat on the bench, Charlie Adam produces Stoke's best chance of the game. The Scot rifles an effort from way outside the box and it takes a really smart save from McGregor to turn it behind. 
    8/24/2014 1:59:15 PM
    Into the final 20 minutes we go, can Stoke find a equaliser and will Spurs add to their tally anymore?

    Not a happy Harry 
    8/24/2014 2:00:39 PM
    Hull 1 Stoke 0

    75 min: The game is just taking it's last breather before the final onslaught to the end. Stoke's plan seems simple, Charlie Adam cross field to Peter Crouch with Bojan looking for the knock down. 
    8/24/2014 2:03:48 PM
    Tottenham 4 QPR 0

    76 min: I think four is enough for Spurs today and they seem happy to just play out the rest of this game. They can pick off Rangers at any time it seems though, so don't count out the chance of more goals.
    8/24/2014 2:06:00 PM
    Sunderland v Manchester United

    Team news: The team from the Stadium of Light are in…

    Sunderland: Mannone, O'Shea, Vergini, Brown, van Aanholt, Larsson, Rodwell, Wickham, Cattermole, Buckley, Fletcher

    Manchester United: de Gea, Blackett, Smalling, Jones, Fletcher, Young, Valencia, Cleverly, van Persie, Rooney, Mata
    8/24/2014 2:08:24 PM
    Hull 1 Stoke 0 

    80 min: Nikica Jelavic will prove the difference if Hull can hold on and he gets a well deserved rest for the final ten minutes as Boyd comes on for him. After that change, Peter Crouch goes close but he can't get a proper connection on his volley and it spins wide. 
    8/24/2014 2:10:53 PM
    GOAL!!! Hull 1 Stoke 1 - Ryan Shawcross

    83 min: They have found the equaliser and it's from Ryan Shawcross with his first goal for a year.  It's a scrappy old goal too. Bojan whips in a lovely ball to the back post which is met well by Charlie Adam. The Scot's effort hits the bar and then the post and then the flapping arms of McGregor. Eventually it lands at Shawcross' feet and he, just about, gets it over the line. A quick check with goal line technology confirms that Stoke are level. 

    Ryan Shawcross levels things at the KC 

    8/24/2014 2:11:20 PM
    Hull 1 Stoke 1

    87 min: Hull have absolutely no one forward now and it's all hands to the pump to try and secure at least a point. They deserve something from this game but Stoke are going all out for the win.
    8/24/2014 2:16:41 PM
    Tottenham 4 QPR 0

    88 min: It's basically all over at the Lane bar the final whistle, it has been for some time.
    8/24/2014 2:17:33 PM
    Hull 1 Stoke 1

    89 min: Hull are defending well and hanging on. In truth, Stoke haven't done a whole lot since their goal. Four minutes of injury-time. 
    8/24/2014 2:19:06 PM
    Hull 1 Stoke 1 

    90+2 min: Paul McShane has been immense at the back today and contorts his neck to flick away a Peter Crouch header. Allan McGregor, another top performer for Hull, then defuses any tension by plucky a dangerous cross from the air.
    8/24/2014 2:21:21 PM
    Hull 1 Stoke 1

    90+3 min: Hull are going forward now and even looking for a winner! Where are they finding the energy from? Elmohamady has a crack at goal but it is too high. 
    8/24/2014 2:22:19 PM
    FULL TIME! Hull 1 Stoke 1
    8/24/2014 2:22:33 PM
    FULL TIME! Tottenham 4 QPR 0

    Jo Jordan does not look impressed 

    8/24/2014 2:22:49 PM
    We're all done in both games.

    Tottenham hit QPR for four and what a terrific display from them, Harry won't be saying 'terfic' tonight, though, his side were woeful.

    Steve Bruce will be happy with that point against Stoke, that was a long tough afternoon for his men. 
    8/24/2014 2:24:39 PM
    Now we turn our attentions to the main game today, Sunderland v Manchester United! 

    The teams are in and we'll have a closer look at them before kick-off which is coming up in just under 30 minutes. 

    Nothing like a nice arty snap
    8/24/2014 2:32:37 PM
    RVP starts today 

    Sunderland v Manchester United

    Team news: Take a closer look at the teams for today then.

    Sunderland: Mannone, Vergini, O'Shea, Brown, Van Aanholt, Cattermole, Buckley, Larsson, Rodwell, Wickham, Fletcher.

    Subs: Pantilimon, Jones, Bridcutt, Gomez, Altidore, Mavrias, Roberge.

    Manchester United: De Gea, Jones, Smalling, Blackett, Valencia, Fletcher, Cleverley, Young, Mata, Rooney, van Persie.

    Subs: Januzaj, Hernandez, Welbeck, Kagawa, Michael Keane, Amos, James.

    Referee: Martin Atkinson (W Yorkshire)

    8/24/2014 2:38:42 PM
    Plenty of other stuff going on! Go have a quick gander at the best of it on the Indy's sport pages. 




    8/24/2014 2:42:04 PM
    Sunderland v Manchester United

    No Marcos Rojo for the United then as the new signing failed to get a work permit in time. 

    But, United do have their main man back, RVP! LVG will love having him to call upon but is he fully match fit? Doubtful.

    United need a boost today, last weekend's defeat to Swansea was certainly a massive blow to the hope that Van Gaal's arrival had brought back to the red half of Manchester. 

    Sunderland were very close to claiming an opening day win but had to settle for a draw at West Brom. 

    Now there is certainly more optimism at the Stadium of Light and Gus Poyet's side will not be an easy opponent for United today. 

    Kick-off is coming up! 

    8/24/2014 2:50:11 PM
    Sunderland v Manchester United

    Someone to watch out for today is a certain Wayne Rooney, as if he ever isn't someone to watch! 

    United's newly confirmed captain needs just one more goal to go level with Theirry Henry in third place of the all time top Premier League goal scorers! 
    8/24/2014 2:53:53 PM
    If you missed any of the action from earlier, read all about our first two games today.

    Tottenham swept aside QPR while Hull and Stoke took a point each, check out the reports below. 



    8/24/2014 2:56:20 PM
    Sunderland 0 Manchester United 0 

    0 min: Wayne Rooney leads out his Manchester United team on to the field and kick-off is upon us! 
    8/24/2014 2:57:49 PM
    Sunderland 0 Manchester United 0

    0 min: We are underway then. Sunderland in their classic white and red strips while United are all in dark blue.
    8/24/2014 3:01:59 PM
    Sunderland 0 Manchester United 0

    2 min: The Blackcats have started really lively here and test out the young United back line straight away. Steven Fletcher tries to get in behind but United manage to clear up, just about, nervy start again though. 
    8/24/2014 3:03:56 PM
    Sunderland 0 Manchester United 0

    5 min: All the home team in the first five minutes as Lee Cattermole drags his shot wide of David de Gea right-hand post. Very good start from Gus' men and United will need to be switched on against this exciting looking Sunderland front line. 
    8/24/2014 3:06:25 PM
    Sunderland 1 Manchester United 1

    82 min: Do we have a winner here? We're into the final 10 minutes now and still either side can nick it but only if they can find that final piece of quality that this second half has been so dearly missing. 

    Yep, Juan, we all feel a bit like that!  

    8/24/2014 4:40:21 PM
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