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By Chris Bevan
1743: I'll see you all tomorrow for three more top-flight games, kicking off with Bolton-Man Utd at 1200 BST, taking in a midlands derby between Wolves and Aston Villa at 1405 BST and ending with Newcastle-Stoke at 1610 BST. Enjoy the rest of your evening and goodbye for now.
1740: And that brings a quite remarkable Saturday of Premier League action to an end. Don't you dare even think about missing Match of the Day at 2230 BST on BBC One and this website (in the UK) because you need to see Liverpool's opening goal for yourself, as well as Arsenal's shock defeat by West Brom, bottom-side West Ham beating Spurs and Manchester City ending leaders Chelsea's 100% winning start to the season - plus lots more too. By the way, the Blues are still four points clear tonight. Don't forget to watch The Football League Show straight afterwards at 2350 BST... where (as well as a lot else) you can see how Hull City finally won away from home at the 31st attempt, to end a run stretching back to March 2009.
Birmingham 0-0 Wigan James Standley reports: "Birmingham extended their unbeaten home record to one day short of a year, but Wigan will be the happier team after claiming a point which lifts them out of the bottom three. Blues lost Craig Gardner to a straight red late on and have now won only two of their last 16 Premier League matches."
Blackpool 1-2 Blackburn Jamie Lillywhite reports: "Defeat will be desperately hard to take for Blackpool, who dominated much of the second half and seemed set for at least a point when substitute Matt Phillips marked his Premier League debut with a goal."
Fulham 0-0 Everton John Sinnott reports:
"Goalkeepers on top at Craven Cottage with Mark Schwarzer and Tim Howard ensuring the game finishes goalless. Mark Schwarzer takes the man of the match award, denying Yakubu on several occasions."
Arsenal 2-3 West Brom Les Roopanarine reports: "A match that had everything: a promoted club claiming a major scalp, a missed penalty, a shock scoreline (who would have imagined a scoreboard that at one stage read: Arsenal 0-3 West Brom?) and a dramatic, if unsuccessful, late fightback as Arsenal belatedly roused themselves only to be denied by defiant underdogs."
1725: Fair to say that Sunderland boss Steve Bruce is not a happy chappy about that first Liverpool goal at Anfield, which came when Michael Turner tapped the ball back to his goalkeeper Simon Mignolet so he could take a free-kick. Fernando Torres acted as if the free-kick had been taken and ran through before squaring for Dirk Kuyt to score. Bruce said: "Where do you start? The thing is we can talk about referee decisions but it will hide from the way we played. The first goal is a joke. Everybody in the ground knew Turner was playing it back from where the free-kick should have been taken."
Everton boss David Moyes after seeing his side drop to the bottom of the Premier League with a 0-0 draw at Fulham: "I'm a little bit disappointed we didn't get the three points, but pleased we got a clean sheet. This is a hard place for us to come and we showed no lack of confidence. We just couldn't make that killer pass - when we get the box we're just hitting a brick wall."
West Ham 1-0 Tottenham Chris Whyatt reports: "Great game. Not stifled by dull tactical plans. And Piquionne and Obinna showed shades of McAvennie and Cottee. More backside splinters for Carlton Cole?"
1715: Other happy fans today? I'm guessing Manchester City supporters are very pleased with their hard-earned victory over Chelsea, and Blackburn are up to eighth after that last-gasp victory over Blackpool. Fulham are still unbeaten and lie in sixth place.
From Amogh, via text: "Hats off to the unpredictability of the Premier League. It has so far been a magnificent day for Man Utd and they have not even kicked a ball!"
1707: Liverpool boss Roy Hodgson on his side's 2-2 draw with Sunderland: "There are no easy home wins in the Premier League, you have to fight for everything. The way we came back from 2-1 down was very commendable and towards the end of the game we were creating a lot of chances. We deserved our point."
1705: West Ham's win over London rivals Tottenham (who might have had Wednesday's Champions League clash with FC Twente on their minds) means they are OFF THE BOTTOM OF THE PREMIER LEAGUE. It is Everton who hold that dubious distinction now, despite drawing with Fulham today.
From Woeful Ed in Shropshire, via text: "What has happened to Spurs? Another pathetic performance. They should have hammered the Hammers today (if you'll pardon the pun) but have lost."
1702: There's a bit of a protest going on at Anfield at the moment, where the 'Spirit of Shankly' supporters group have stayed in their seats at the final whistle and are making their feelings known about the club's current owners, George Gillett and Tom Hicks.
1700: OK, hands up - who predicted a West Brom win today? Be honest. Arsenal fans were probably thinking about closing the gap on Chelsea at the top of the table when the game kicked off, but they got a bit of a shock.
Birmingham red card: That Craig Gardner sending-off was for an over-the-top challenge on Wigan's Franco di Santo, which didn't look very nice from what I saw of it.
1654: FULL-TIME Fulham 0-0 Everton
1654: FULL-TIME Blackpool 1-2 Blackburn
1653: FULL-TIME Arsenal 2-3 West Brom
1653: FULL-TIME Liverpool 2-2 Sunderland
1653: Martin Skrtel helps on a deep Joe Cole cross but Daniel Agger heads wide at the far post with the goal gaping. I think that was Liverpool's last chance of a winner.
Blackburn goal: A sting in the tail at Bloomfield Road, where the ball drops for Brett Emerton to leather home a shot from the edge of the area. Rovers are ahead, deep in injury time.
1652: FULL-TIME West Ham 1-0 Tottenham
1652: GOALFLASH Blackpool 1-2 Blackburn (Emerton)
Arsenal goal: Just after the board showing four minutes of added time is shown, Arsenal are back in it. A neat move ends with Samir Nasri coolly firing home from the edge of the six-yard box. That's his fourth goal of the week.
1649: GOALFLASH Arsenal 2-3 West Brom (Nasri)
1649: Red Card: Birmingham's Craig Gardner
1647: There will be six minutes of added time at Anfield.
1646: Hmmmm. It doesn't look like that Arsenal goal was the start of a comeback. The Baggies are defending in depth and in numbers and Jonas Olsson has been immense at the back for the visitors.
Football League Macca: An Adel Taarabt penalty looks like securing another win for Championship leaders QPR at home to Doncaster. Leeds have gone in front against Yorkshire rivals Sheff Utd against the run of play, Hull could be about to secure a rare away win as they are ahead at Norwich, Watford have scored again at home to Boro but it's an Adrian Mariappa own goal - the Hornets 3-1 ahead now. Derby have not finished scoring as they are 5-0 up now against 10-man Palace and Reading lead Barnsley 1-0.
1645: Wigan almost snatch the points at the death. Hugo Rodallega's shot is superbly saved by Birmingham keeper Ben Foster.
Blackpool goal: Here's a story for you. Seconds after coming on, and with his first touch of the ball, former Wycombe winger Matt Phillips marks his Seasiders debut with a goal, cutting in from the right and finding the bottom corner of the net with a low shot.
Football League Macca: A bit of a goal rush there as Derby go 3-0 in front against 10-man Palace. Forest also get a bit of breathing space as Lewis McGugan gets his second against Swansea. In L1 Southampton are winning at Sheff Wed - their first goal since Alan Pardew's exit - and Bournemouth have a second against Carlisle. In L2 Wycombe have taken the lead against leaders Shrewsbury and Northampton, fresh from beating Liverpool in midweek, are leading Bradford 1-0.
1639: Just after being denied in a one-on-one situation by Wigan keeper Ali Al Habsi, Birmingham striker Cameron Jerome is replaced by Kevin Phillips. Time for a late winner from the veteran?
1636: That is a quality save from Spurs keeper Carlo Cudicini, adjusting his body mid-air to tip Mark Noble's vicious shot over the bar. West Ham are pressing hard for a second goal now with three corners in three minutes but Spurs are still in it. No let up in the action at Upton Park.
Arsenal goal: A consolation, or the start of an amazing comeback. Seconds after sending a rasping shot against the bar, Samir Nasri cuts inside from the right and buries his shot past Scott Carson. Hope for the Gunners, but time is running out...
1633: GOALFLASH Arsenal 1-3 West Brom (Nasri)
West Brom goal: Unbelievable scenes. What has happened to Arsenal's defence? They stand and watch as Chris Brunt squares the ball for Jerome Thomas to fire home from the edge of the six yard box. Let's not forget the Baggies have missed a penalty too - this is a rout (at the moment).
1631: GOALFLASH Arsenal 0-3 West Brom (Thomas)
Football League Macca: The deadlock has been broken at Loftus Road and it has gone to Champo leaders QPR and Kaspars Gorkss against Doncaster. Ipswich have levelled at Scunny. In L1 Peterborough are beating MK Dons 2-1 and could be going top while Bournemouth are ahead against Carlisle. In L2, Rotherham are beating Chesterfield 1-0.
1628: Nothing doing in terms of an Arsenal comeback either. West Brom are defending in numbers - and you can hardly blame them really. At Craven Cottage, Mikel Arteta has just smashed a fizzing shot over the bar but that game is still wide open.
1627: No sign of a Tottenham equaliser at the moment. Rafael Van der Vaart is their main threat but West Ham are looking more likely to score a second than concede.
1625: Liverpool team-mates Jamie Carragher and Martin Skrtel both need lengthy treatment after colliding with each other. It's never dull at Anfield at the moment, is it?
Liverpool goal: Fernando Torres gets down the right and his cross deflects of Michael Turner (who has not had a great day) and bounces into the path of Steven Gerrard, who finds the net with an unstoppable header. All-square again at Anfield.
1621: GOALFLASH Liverpool 2-2 Sunderland (Gerrard)
1620: A real chance for Fulham to break the deadlock at Craven Cottage, but Tim Howard does brilliantly to keep out a Clint Dempsey effort. At the other end, Tim Cahill's optimistic overhead kick bounces wide. Lots happening, apart from goals.
have told us that there had been around 18,603 Premier League goals at the start of today, so Bent's was more like number 18,609. They believe it was the 10,000th with the current ball, which is not nearly as important/interesting.
1618: Ah, Darren Bent's second goal was not the 10,000th in the Premier League. It was the 10,000th with a Nike ball (other balls are available). Not such a landmark then, to be honest.
1616: West Ham are still ahead against Spurs, mainly because of an amazing miss by Tom Huddlestone. Onside and clean through, Huddlestone makes a hash of a simple opportunity to score after rounding West Ham keeper Rob Green. An absolute sitter, but squandered."
West Brom goal: Manuel Almunia won't be watching Match of the Day if he can help it. Gonzalo Jara's superb run sees him dance round the Gunners defence but Almunia should easily keep out his shot. He doesn't and, amazingly, the Baggies extend their lead.
1611: GOALFLASH Arsenal 0-2 West Brom (Jara)
West Brom goal: Not sure what happened to the Arsenal defence there. Jerome Thomas, a former Gunner, does well to get to the by-line down the left and pulls the ball back for Peter Odemwingie to slide in to score.
1609: GOALFLASH Arsenal 0-1 West Brom (Odemwingie)
1607: We are back under way at our other five top-flight games too. By the way, if that Bent goal wasn't the 10,000th in the Premier League, how many are we up to now?
Sunderland goal: Liverpool's bad week just got a lot worse. Nedum Onuoha crosses from the right and Darren Bent gets to the ball ahead of Glen Johnson to head home. That was an an amazing delivery by Onuoha that deserved a goal - Sunderland lead.
1604: GOALFLASH Liverpool 1-2 Sunderland (Bent)
1603: We are back under way at Anfield.
Football League Macca: In L2 , Port Vale are leading Accrington 1-0 and have nudged ahead of Shrewsbury - being held 0-0 at Wycombe - at the top. Crewe, Bury, Stevenage and Aldershot are also in front at half-time.
Football League Macca: In League One, leaders Huddersfield are drawing 0-0 at Swindon. Elsewhere it's Brighton 1-1 Oldham and Peterborough 1-1 MK Dons. Charlton are being held by bottom-of-the-table Dag & Red 1-1 and Colchester are pasting strugglers Tranmere 3-0.
Football League Macca: Preston, who slipped to the foot of the Championship with Pompey's 6-1 win on Friday, are leading 2-0 at Coventry thanks to two late goals. Derby are now beating Palace 2-0 and leaders QPR are still being held goalless at home by Doncaster. Watford are 3-0 up against Boro and have moved up to third place, with Ipswich losing at Scunny.
1557: The upshot of today's Premier League action so far seems to be lots of action but not many goals. Just to clear up some confusion from Anfield earlier, it was Fernando Torres who nipped in on that Sunderland 'free-kick', and he squared the ball to Dirk Kuyt to score. The Black Cats were not happy - you will see why if you watch Match of the Day tonight (on BBC One and this website in the UK at 2230 BST). I wouldn't miss it if I were you...
HALF-TIME Blackpool 0-1 Blackburn Jamie Lillywhite's half-time snap-shot: "End-to-end stuff at Broomfield Road - the teams already separated by one mistake and further key errors in a game played at great pace cannot be ruled out."
HALF-TIME West Ham 1-0 Tottenham Chris Whyatt's half-time snap-shot: "A refreshingly brilliant period of open and honest Saturday afternoon football."
HALF-TIME Birmingham 0-0 Wigan James Standley's half-time snap-shot: "Birmingham move to within 45 minutes of remaining unbeaten at home for a year and after a fairly uneventful opening period comes to life late on they should probably lead after Roger Johnson and Cameron Jerome both go close in first-half injury time."
HALF-TIME Arsenal 0-0 West Brom Les Roopanarine's half-time snap-shot: "When Andrey Arshavin hit the post early on, you feared for West Brom - but Arsenal have been far from their fluent best and could have had few complaints had Chris Brunt tucked away his 38th-minute penalty."
HALF-TIME Fulham 0-0 Everton John Sinnott's half-time snap-shot:
"Cagey at Craven Cottage, but Mikael Arteta's wonderfully executed shot and Mark Schwarzer's superb save to deny the Spaniard has set up the second half nicely."
1550: The whistle blows at St Andrew's and it is now half-time at all six of our 1500 BST Premier League games.
1548: The ball drops to Birmingham's Cameron Jerome about a yard from goal but he fires straight at Wigan keeper Ali Al Habsi. Still goalless in that one.
1545: A great effort by Everton's Mikel Arteta from about 25 yards out at Craven Cottage, but Fulham keeper Mark Schwarzer is equal to it - launching himself across his goal to push it round the post.
1543: It is end-to-end stuff at Upton Park at the moment, where the Hammers have just lost Kieron Dyer to injury (Pablo Barrera is on instead). Both sides are still pouring forward at every opportunity and Peter Crouch has just headed over for Spurs.
1540: A great move by Spurs and an even better save by Hammers keeper Rob Green. Aaron Lennon flies down the right and pulls the ball back for Luka Modric, who smashes in a seemingly unstoppable volley that Green somehow diverts on to the bar and eventually to safety. Brilliant stuff all round.
Missed penalty by West Brom: It's a clear penalty for the Baggies as Peter Odemwingie is sent tumbling by Manuel Almunia as he runs through. It's not a red card because he was heading away from goal, and it's not a goal either because Almunia dived to his right to keep out a rather tame effort by Chris Brunt.
1538: Missed penalty by West Brom (Brunt)
1537: Penalty to West Brom
Football League Macca: "Watford now 3-0 up as Danny Graham gets his second and it's turning out to be a bad day for Boro boss Gordon Strachan. Scunthorpe lead against Roy Kean's Ipswich, while Palace are now down to 10 men as well as down 1-0 as James Vaughan has been sent off. No goals between Burnley and Bristol City but Graham Alexander has missed his first ever penalty."
1536: It's still goalless at the Emirates, but there is plenty happening. West Brom had another warning as Samir Nasri, fresh from scoring a Carling Cup brace against Spurs in midweek, fired a low effort just wide from about 25 yards out. But the Baggies hit back almost immediately, Nicky Shorey feeding Peter Odemwingie, who forced a decent near-post save from Manuel Almunia. All very lively so far.
1534: So, the next goal scored will be the 10,000th in the Premier League since it started in 1992. Come on then... who wants to make a name for themselves?
1533: Handbags galore at St Andrew's where Roger Johnson and Hugo Rodallega are having a bit of a to-do. Lots of heads in faces and angry words is followed by a yellow card apiece, and more stern words from referee Mark Clattenburg when they clash again about 30 seconds later.
1531: Blackburn come close to a second goal. This time, Chris Samba is denied by a post, after flicking on a Morten Gamst Pedersen free-kick from the left flank.
West Ham goal: It's been coming... and the Hammers are in front. Mark Noble sends over a corner from the left and Frederic Piquionne plants a powerful header into the net.
1528: GOALFLASH West Ham 1-0 Tottenham (Piquionne)
Football League Macca: "Watford are buzzing a the moment. They lead 2-0 already against Boro, with Jordon Mutch scoring. Nott'm Forest are ahead against Swansea through a Lewis McGuigan penalty. Just along Brian Clough Way, Derby also lead at home to Palace courtesy of Alberto Bueno."
All-square at Anfield, and no complaints about this goal. Ahmed Al Muhammadi's cross clearly hits Christian's hand. Referee Stuart Atwell points to the spot, and Darren Bent hammers his penalty home, with the ball flying under the diving Pepe Reina on its way into the net.
1525: GOALFLASH Liverpool 1-1 Sunderland (Bent pen)
1524: Penalty to Sunderland
Blackburn goal: Er, another amazing goal - for all the wrong reasons. El Hadji Diouf crosses from the left and Charlie Adam tries to cushion a header back to his goalkeeper Matt Gilks. Unfortunately, he directs it into his own net.
1521: GOALFLASH Blackpool 0-1 Blackburn (Adam og)
1519: Man City defender Vincent Kompany after his side ended Chelsea's unbeaten start to the season: "We had a plan - it worked well and it's important when you score a goal you know you won't concede and that's how we felt today. It's a good result but it's only three points - it's obviously good to win but more important to win the next two games. On paper they are games we should win."
1518: Charles N'Zogbia has had a couple of pops on goal for Wigan at St Andrew's, with his second effort tipped over the bar by Blues keeper Ben Foster. The Frenchman is getting a rum old reception in the midlands, having turned down a move to Alex McLeish's side in the summer - a goal is not going to make him more popular is it?
Football League Macca: "It's a typically busy day in the Football League and Watford, who were 6-1 winners last weekend, have not hung around in grabbing the quickest goal of the afternoon. They took the lead at home to Middlesbrough through Danny Graham after just 23 seconds. Championship leaders QPR face seventh-placed Doncaster."
1514: I was about to write that Arsenal have made a slow start, but not any more. Andrey Arshavin has just hit the woodwork not once but twice at the far post after meeting Emmanuel Eboue's cross. Good defending by West Brom's Chris Brunt in the end to deny him, because his second shot was deflected on to the woodwork.
1513: Everton are another team looking to bounce back from an embarrassing defeat in midweek... they have made a decent start too against Fulham, whose keeper Mark Schwarzer has just done well to keep out a Steven Pienaar drive.
1510: Blackpool had an early chance too, just before that disallowed goal by Rovers. Ian Evatt's flick from a corner was headed onto the bar by Michel Salgado on the line and scrambled clear.
1510: West Ham have made a bright start against Spurs, and are creating all the early chances. A win against their London rivals would complete a very good week's work for the Hammers.
1509: Blackburn have had a goal ruled out at Blackpool. Chris Samba bundled in a header from a corner but referee Mike Dean ruled it out for a push by the big defender.
Liverpool goal: I don't believe that's been given to be honest. Sunderland are awarded a free-kick midway in their own half, and Michael Turner turns and taps the ball back to his goalkeeper Simon Mignolet to take it. Fernando Torres pounces, collects the loose ball and runs through on goal before squaring it for Dirk Kuyt to beat a stunned Mignolet. Referee Stuart Atwell is going to get a lot of stick for that.
1505: GOALFLASH Liverpool 1-0 (Kuyt)
1503: Liverpool think they are ahead after just a minute or so... Steven Gerrard's dinked free-kick finds Fernando Torres running in at the back post. He takes the ball down on his chest and buries it into the roof of the net - but it is rightly disallowed for offside.
1500: We are under way in all six of those top-flight games.
1459: Right then, six Premier League games are coming right up. If Arsenal beat West Brom, they close the gap at the top to a single point.
West Ham v Tottenham Chris Whyatt reports: "Some might say that 'big men make big calls'. West Ham boss Avram Grant could feel an inch small come full time if his decision to leave Carlton Cole on the bench backfires: Victor Obinna and Frederic Piquionne start up front after showing genuine partnership potential in the Carling Cup win over Sunderland. Spurs go with Peter Crouch on his own in attack, with both Luka Modric and Rafael Van der Vaart part of an attractive five-man midfield. An unknown quantity, Vedran Corluka and Sebastian Bassong are Harry Redknapp's new centre-back pairing."
Fulham v Everton team news John Sinnott reports:
"With Dembele out for up to three weeks, Zoltan Gera replaces the former AZ Alkmaar striker, as Fulham boss Mark Hughes makes just one change from the side that drew 1-1 with Blackburn last weekend. Looking for that elusive first league win of the season, Everton manager David Moyes makes four changes from the side that lost at home to Newcastle last weekend. In comes Phil Neville, Tim Cahill and Yakubu in place of John Heitinga, Leon Osman and Jermaine Beckford, while Seamus Coleman, who came on for the second half to replace Tony Hibbert in that defeat by Newcastle, keeps his place at right-back."
Blackpool v Blackburn team news Jamie Lillywhite reports: "Craig Cathcart, Gary Taylor-Fletcher, Brett Ormerod and Marlon Harewood return to the Blackpool starting line-up as Ian Holloway reverts to a 4-3-3 formation, while Blackburn's Player of the 2009-10 season, Steven Nzonzi, makes only his second appearance of the campaign.
Arsenal v West Brom team news Les Roopanarine reports: "Arsene Wenger make two changes to the Arsenal side that drew 1-1 at Sunderland last Saturday, with Abou Diaby and Emmanuel Eboue starting in midfield. Missing out are the injured Cesc Fabregas and Jack Wilshere, who is named on the bench despite impressing in the midweek Carling Cup win against Spurs. West Brom boss Roberto Di Matteo likewise makes two changes following last weekend's Premier League win against Birmingham. In defence, Pablo Ibanez replaces the injured Gabriel Tamas, while midfielder James Morrison returns from a three-game suspension, relegating Marc-Antoine Fortune to the bench."
Liverpool v Sunderland team news Mandeep Sanghera reports:"Liverpool's big guns return as boss Roy Hodgson picks a completely different 11 to the one knocked out of the Carling Cup by Northampton. Dirk Kuyt is back after missing two league games with a shoulder injury, while Steven Gerrard, Fernando Torres and Joe Cole also start. Sunderland centre-back Titus Bramble was questioned by police in the week over allegations of rape but starts. Michael Turner and Phil Bardsley come into the Black Cats defence as Anton Ferdinand and Kieran Richardson are out with hamstring injuries. Midfielder Lee Cattermole returns to the team after suspension. "
Birmingham v Wigan team news James Standley reports: "Birmingham boss Alex McLeish keeps faith with the same players beaten 3-1 at West Brom. The hosts will equal their best ever top-flight unbeaten home run of 18 games if they avoid defeat. Wigan boss Roberto Martinez makes only one change from the team beaten 2-0 at home by Manchester City last weekend. Right-sided midfielder Ronnie Stam returns to the side in place of Franco Di Santo."
Fulham v Everton John Sinnott reports:
"It's been a miserable week for Mersyside both on the blue and red sides of Stanley Park. League defeats followed by Carling Cup shock defeats for both Liverpool and Everton, who face unbeaten Fulham at Craven Cottage. Everton are still without a win this season but Fulham will be without Moussa Dembele, who has been a revelation since arriving from Holland."
Arsenal v West Brom line-ups Arsenal: Almunia, Sagna, Squillaci, Koscielny, Clichy, Song, Diaby, Eboue, Nasri, Arshavin, Chamakh. Subs: Fabianski, Rosicky, Vela, Denilson, Wilshere, Djourou, Emmanuel-Thomas. West Brom: Carson, Jara, Pablo, Olsson, Shorey, Mulumbu, Scharner, Brunt, Morrison, Thomas, Odemwingie. Subs: Myhill, Tchoyi, Reid, Dorrans, Zuiverloon, Fortune, Cox. Referee: Michael Oliver (Northumberland)
HenryWhitfield on Twitter:
"Chelsea has been defeated by a team willing to sit back and wait for chances. One word to describe them today? Frustrated."
1446: BBC Sport's Phil McNulty at Eastlands: "Manchester City have stifled the life out of Chelsea's attack at Eastlands. The 100 per cent run is over and maybe it will not be as easy as City boss Roberto Mancini suggested for Chelsea to win the Premier League."
1442: Say what you like about Roberto Mancini's approach, but it worked today. His Manchester City side stifled free-scoring Chelsea and delivered the decisive blow through Carlos Tevez's winning goal to end the champions 100% winning record this season. I've got a feeling that Arsenal and Manchester United fans will be very happy with that result.
1439: FULL-TIME Man City 1-0 Chelsea
1438: We are into the final minute of added time at Eastlands. Manchester City have a free-kick near the half-way line.
1437 A brilliant, battling, run by Michael Essien takes him to the edge of the area but City, through sheer determination (and the odd shove) manage to clear the danger. He feels he was being fouled, but gets booked for complaining about it. A bit harsh that.
1435: We will have four minutes of added time at Eastlands.
1435: BBC Sport's Phil McNulty at Eastlands: "Time running out now for Chelsea to rescue their flawless start to the season, but they have rarely threatened Manchester City today, a fact illustrated by Carlo Ancelotti's decision to remove Didier Drogba in favour of Daniel Sturridge. Chelsea have missed Frank Lampard's thrust from midfield."
1434: The ball flashes around the City area when a throw-in is not properly cleared. But Nicolas Anelka cannot control the ball, and only succeeds in diverting it out of the path of his team-mate Daniel Sturridge.
1433: Here's a City debut for Jerome Boateng, the Germany interational. He is on for the last couple of minutes after replacing Dedryck Boyata.
1432: Chelsea have not created too much in the last five minutes, and the best chance actually went City's way when Carlos Tevez bent a free-kick over the Chelsea wall, but wide, after a foul by John Terry. That was more or less his final contribution because Emmanuel Adebayor is now on for the home side.
West Ham v Tottenham line-ups West Ham: Green, Jacobsen, da Costa, Upson, Gabbidon, Dyer, Parker, Noble, Boa Morte, Obinna, Piquionne. Subs: Stech, Ben-Haim, Cole, Barrera, Kovac, McCarthy, Faubert. Tottenham: Cudicini, Hutton, Corluka, Bassong, Bale, Lennon, Huddlestone, Jenas, Modric, Van der Vaart, Crouch. Subs: Pletikosa, Pavlyuchenko, Keane, Palacios, Giovani, Kranjcar, Sandro. Referee: Martin Atkinson (W Yorkshire)
1427: Chelsea have got to be careful here... they have just given the ball away, and Carlos Tevez broke forward before going down under a challenge by Alex. That looked like a free-kick, but it wasn't given.
1426: Ramires is booked for hauling back Yaya Toure, and Chelsea make another change. Josh McEachran is on for Ramires... he is a young player I've heard an awful lot about, but he does not have much time left to try to change the outcome of this game.
1423: City make their first change... Adam Johnson is on for David Silva. We've got around 11 minutes left of the 90.
1422: Dedryck Boyata is the latest player to go in the book, for a late and clumsy challenge on Chelsea's Yuri Zhirkov. When the free-kick comes in, Alex gets to the ball in front of goal... but cannot direct his header on target.
1421: BBC Sport's Phil McNulty at Eastlands: "Eastlands elated as Carlos Tevez runs from inside his own half before putting Manchester City ahead. Great credit to the Argentine, but Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti clearly unhappy that Tevez was allowed to travel so far and so unhindered to break the deadlock. The challenge is thrown down to the Premier League leaders."
1420: Another change for Chelsea... and it's a slightly strange one. Daniel Sturridge is on against his former club, after replacing Didier Drogba.
1419: Hmmm. Michael Essien seem to have a 'shoot-on-sight' approach for Chelsea today and I'm not sure why. His latest effort, from the right-hand corner of the area, is again way off target.
mannysanny on Twitter:
"Re 1404. Raphael, obviously Tevez is not in the same league as Ibrahimovich: he's in a better one. "
1416: Michael Essien lets fly from 30 yards or so and gets a lot of power behind his shot... but it drifts wide and I think Joe Hart had it covered anyway. Chelsea have got less than 20 minutes to salvage something from this one.
1414: A change for Chelsea and, as you might expect, it's an attacking one. John Obi Mikel is off and Yuri Zhirkov is on.
1413: City threaten again. Carlos Tevez chips the ball towards David Silva at the back post but Alex just about gets a head to it.
1412: Yaya Toure bursts into the box, although he stumbles more than skips past a couple of defenders. He doesn't have much support, either, and Chelsea clear. There is definitely more of an edge to proceedings now.
1410: John Obi Mikel picks up a yellow card after sliding in on Carlos Tevez. The Chelsea players are not happy with Andre Marriner at the moment, but they need to keep their heads.
1409: Gareth Barry body-checks Branislav Ivanovic, right in front of referee Andre Marriner, who reckons it was no foul. Not sure about that one.
1408: Right, we've got a game on our hands. At last. Chelsea have stepped things up visibly in the last couple of minutes.
1407: Carlos Tevez has now scored 25 goals in his last 29 Premier League games... and has six in his last five games against Chelsea. Consistent.
Man City goal: Blimey. Where did that come from? A Chelsea attack breaks down when Ramires is caught in possession and Yaya Toure feeds Carlos Tevez. With the Chelsea defence backing off, Tevez runs to the edge of the area and lets fly... his shot goes through Ashley Cole's legs and beats Petr Cech.
1404: GOALFLASH Man City 1-0 Chelsea (Tevez)
From Raphael, via text: "Not surprised by City. Mancini did it all the time at Inter. Ultra defensive & hoped Ibrahimovic conjured something up. Tevez is not in the same league."
1400: Hang on, scratch that. City have just had a shot. Nigel de Jong clips the ball through to David Silva, who lets fly from the left-hand side of the area. Petr Cech gets down smartly at his near post to save.
1358: Lots of passing at Eastlands, but mainly in the middle of the park. When the ball does come forward, from either team, the move soon breaks down.
Blackpool v Blackburn (1500 BST) Jamie Lillywhite reports: "Big Sam Allardyce will have to put aside aspirations of Madrid and Milan for the moment and focus on the slightly less glamorous surroundings of his old stomping ground at Bloomfield Road, bathed in sunshine this afternoon, where he began his managerial career in earnest in 1994. His current Blackburn side have enough problems to be going on with, they have not won since the opening day of the season and were knocked out of the Carling Cup in midweek."
1356: City are still playing very cagily when they do get the ball - going sideways or backwards most of the time. Anyway, here's a result for you. Cardiff have just beaten Millwall 2-1 and they move second in the Championship.
1353: Dedryck Boyata was involved in a couple of off-the-ball tangles with Didier Drogba in the first half (one of which was in his own area) so it will be interesting to see how those two get on in the next 45 minutes or so. Plenty for City to think about here.
1352: Another chance for Chelsea. From the resulting corner, Michael Essien rises above the home defence but cannot keep his header down.
1351: Chelsea threaten immediately. The ball is played to Nicolas Anelka about 25 yards out and Joe Hart has to push his shot around the post with a finger-tip save.
1350: Chelsea get the second-half under way.
1350: More news from Cardiff. And it's a goal. Andy Keogh has nodded the Bluebirds ahead.
1349: Chelsea are already out on the pitch at Eastlands for the second half... and here come Manchester City.
1348: By the way, it's still 1-1 in the early, early Championship kick-off. About four minutes left for Cardiff or Millwall to try to find a winner in that one.
From anon, via text: "Why is everyone criticising City for playing defensively against the top scoring side in the Premier League?"
Liverpool v Sunderland Mandeep Sanghera reports:
"The thought of playing Sunderland will send a shudder through Liverpool fans as they recall the beach ball-aided defeat to the Black Cats at the Stadium of Light last season. But the Reds beat Sunderland 3-0 at Anfield later in the campaign and are desperate for another home win to get over their midweek Carling Cup humiliation by Northampton and kickstart their season. Sunderland boss Steve Bruce is wary of a backlash from the 'wounded animal' of Liverpool as his side aim to win at Anfield for the first time since October 1983."
Birmingham v Wigan (1500 BST) James Standley reports: "At first glance this looks as close to a home banker as you're likely to find this weekend, with Birmingham seeking to extend the longest unbeaten home record in the top flight and Wigan having never won at St Andrew's, in seven attempts. However, although Birmingham have not lost at home since 26 September 2009, they have only won two of their past 15 Premier League games, and as a result lie 12th. Against that, Wigan are third from bottom and have won only once in eight Premier League matches, although like their hosts they reached the Carling Cup last 16 in midweek."
Arsenal v West Brom (1500 BST) Les Roopanarine reports: "Arsenal have been irresistible at home this season, scoring 16 goals in three games and conceding just once. With Arsene Wenger returning from his one-game touchline ban, the only cloud on the horizon for the Gunners is the absence of their injured skipper, Cesc Fabregas. That is likely to be cold comfort to Roberto Di Matteo, whose West Brom side have failed to win any of their last 18 away games. On the plus side, the Baggies are unbeaten in three and won their midweek Carling Cup clash against Manchester City."
1339: Chelsea have probably just about edged it so far, but it's tight and tense rather than open and entertaining. Let's not forget City have a few injury problems in defence and Dedryck Boyata (see 1250) is doing well so far as a makeshift right-back but, at the other end, Carlos Tevez has been a peripheral figure. Still, all to play for in the second half.
From Justin in Herne Bay, via text: "City are playing with eight defensive-minded players including Hart at home. If they really want to challenge for honours, Mancini will have to have a major rethink. This just will not work."
1334: BBC Sport's Phil McNulty's half-time snap-shot at Eastlands: "Very disappointing first 45 minutes. Manchester City and Chelsea lacking a creative spark and Eastlands subdued."
1333: HALF-TIME Man City 0-0 Chelsea
1332: Just the one minute of added time at the end of the first half.
1331: A bit of a waste by Chelsea, after a decent spell of pressure by the visitors. Michael Essien fires wildly over after the ball is allowed to run into his path on the edge of the area.
1329: Better from City, as James Milner's low cross causes Chelsea a few problems, but John Terry comes flying across to cover before Carlos Tevez can get on the end of it.
1327: BBC Sport's Phil McNulty at Eastlands: "Manchester City and Chelsea getting a few flying tackles in. They may have raised the temperature but not the standard of football. Emmanuel Adebayor and Adam Johnson have just been well received by City's fans as they warm up. They may be required here."
TomGregoryActor on Twitter:
"City conceded two so far this season and Chelsea only one. Both managed by Italians. Never going to be full of goals this one."
1324: We are now 36 minutes in. Chelsea have scored at least one goal by this point in all five of their previous five league games this season.
1322: Pablo Zabaleta dives in wildly on Branislav Ivanovic and becomes the first player into referee Andre Marriner's book. Didier Drogba fires the resulting free-kick into the wall.
1321: At the end of that long spell of possession, City get behind Chelsea's defence for the first time but Pablo Zabaleta cannot find a team-mate with his pull-back.
1320: City keep getting forced backwards by Chelsea, but they are at least keeping hold of the ball. The home side need to get Carlos Tevez into the game.
1318: We've had half-an-hour of play at Eastlands and, apart from that Ivanovic header, not an awful lot has happened. City, in particular, have been disappointing coming forward.
From Hussein, Chelsea fan in Tangier, Morocco, via text: "You have to settle for a draw when you're against a team that are playing 4-5-1 at home. Looking at City's formation you would think they're fighting relegation."
1315: A lucky escape for City. Alex nods Florent Malouda's cross back into the path of Branislav Ivanovic, who heads against the angle of post and bar with Joe Hart beaten. Ivanovic flings himself at the rebound but Hart dives on to it.
1313: Hmmm. City's main tactic so far has been to try to whip balls into the box, but they don't seem to have an awful lot to aim for in there. Carlos Tevez is having a quiet day, so far, and he is hardly an aerial presence either.
1312: James Milner sends across a corner from the left, and Kolo Toure gets his head on it. Not with any power, though, and the ball loops into Petr Cech's hands.
1310: A bit of a mix-up between Kolo Toure and Joe Hart as they deal with a high ball over the top. It's reminiscent of the confusion that led to Blackburn scoring at Eastlands earlier this month, but this time Hart is eventually able to deal with it.
1307: A long, long spell of keep-ball by Chelsea ends when Dedryck Boyata makes a timely interception... but City give the ball straight back to the visitors. John Mikel Obi tries his luck, but again it is well off target.
AndySzpuk on Twitter:
"Whoever fails to win this one will surely have to draw the conclusion that they didn't spend enough money recently."
1305: The City fans are trying to urge their side forward and, briefly, it works. Pablo Zabaleta and Dedryck Boyata fire across a couple of dangerous-looking crosses and James Milner and Zabaleta have pops at goal, neither of which trouble Petr Cech. At the other end, Nicolas Anelka curls a shot a mile wide.
Graham Taylor on BBC Radio 5 Live: "Neither side is willing to leave themselves open. There is a lot of passing going on, but most of it is sideways."
1302: There's still not much happening on the pitch, so here's my first stat of the day for you from
Manchester City's starting line up has an average age of 25 years and 232 days old - the youngest ever named by manager Roberto Mancini. Chelsea's starting line up has an average age of 28 years and 128 days old.
1258: We've not seen much from Chelsea going forward in the first 10 minutes or so but they have just had a sniff. Nicolas Anelka hoisted a cross to the far post and Didier Drogba chested it down, but the ball was whacked clear as he shaped to shoot.
IanCecil on Twitter:
"By far Chelsea's biggest test so far this season! If they pass this they will be certifiably unstoppable!"
1256: City have a free-kick in a dangerous position on the left of the area after Pablo Zabaleta is fouled... James Milner bends it in and Petr Cech has to punch clear.
1255: A chance! Not much of one to be honest, but still... Nigel de Jong finds Carlos Tevez with an early throughball, and the City captain tries to clip it past Petr Cech from the edge of the area. He doesn't get enough power behind his shot, though, and it is easily saved.
1253: City pass the ball around for the first time, but only in their own half. Once it goes forward, Chelsea win it back quickly... defences are on very much on top at the moment.
1250: Dedryck Boyata is lining up at right-back for City today because of their injury problems. He's normally a centre-back, and not a very experienced one at that, so it will be interesting to see how he gets on against Chelsea's attackers. He's done all right so far, though, and there are no chances to tell you about in the first couple of minutes - it's mainly been a scrap in midfield so far.
1247: Here we go. Manchester City get the 'clash of the cash' started. Who is your money on?
farjann on Twitter:
"Hopefully Joe Hart proves what he's capable of against the likes of Drogba and Anelka."
1245: Before we do, I've just got time to tell you that Millwall's Liam Trotter has been sent off for a professional foul on Cardiff's Darcy Blake in today's very early kick-off. Still 1-1 in that one.
1244: Right then. The players are out on the pitch, and we are about to find out what Manchester City, and Chelsea are made of...
From Gavin84 on 606:
"Re 1158. Roberto Mancini's really amazed me. How can a manager who has spent the amount he has on a team make these claims? I think he knows his head is on the block and I think if he gets beat today he should be out the door. He has had a worse start than Mark Hughes and has brought absolutely nothing!!"
1240: Just over five minutes until kick-off at Eastlands. I've got a feeling that City are going to try to keep things tight today - it's Mancini's way, isn't it? Chelsea are likely to have other ideas, mind.
HalwestHadad on Twitter:
"Chelsea haven't played opposition that will actually get in their faces since United in April. They will struggle to adapt."
1233: BBC Sport's Phil McNulty at Eastlands: "Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has deprived Eastlands of a confrontation between England team-mates Ashley Cole and Adam Johnson by leaving the winger on the bench. Dedrych Boyata plays as City wrestle with mounting injuries in defence. Chelsea's Carlo Ancelotti plays the team he announced publicly and confidently yesterday, followed by the words: "A good team hey?" The evidence of the season so far suggests he's not wrong."
1231: There you go - a few tasty ties in amongst that lot. I'm sure Northampton fans would have preferred a trip to Old Trafford or the Emirates but, if they can win at Anfield, then the Cobblers must fancy their chances at Portman Road. Those ties will be played in the week beginning 25 October.
Ipswich v Northampton
West Ham v Stoke
Man Utd v Wolves
Leicester v West Brom
Aston Villa v Burnley
Wigan v Swansea
Birmingham v Brentford
Newcastle v Arsenal
1229: Here's the draw for the Carling Cup:
1228: It's all happening at Cardiff at the moment. Jay Bothroyd has just levelled for the Bluebirds against Millwall, latching on to a long throw and firing home to make it 1-1.
1225: Look away now Liverpool and Everton fans (among others!). I will be taking you through the Carling Cup fourth round draw in the next few minutes. In the meantime, give this page a manual refresh and you can watch Football Focus (if you are in the UK)... which is showing highlights of all those third-round matches.
From Mark in Switzerland, via text: "Without doubt Chelsea are fielding the strongest starting eleven in the Premier League today... City should be happy to walk away with a point!"
1220: There's already been a goal in that Cardiff-Millwall clash... and it's gone the way of the Lions. Scott Barron has netted.
1218: BBC Sport's Phil McNulty at Eastlands: "Roberto Mancini set the scene for this Eastlands meeting by claiming Chelsea will win the Premier League with ease. We may know more at the end of this game. For Manchester City it is a chance to prove their manager wrong, while for Chelsea it is the opportunity to answer the cynics who say their superb start is down to facing vastly inferior opposition."
Chelsea assistant boss Ray Wilkins on BBC Radio 5 live: "People talk about us having an easy start but you can only beat the sides that are put in front of you. We have done exceptionally well so far but this is a huge test for us today."
Man City v Chelsea team news Manchester City just make one change from the team that won 2-0 at Wigan last Sunday. Micah Richards misses out because of a hamstring injury so Dedryk Boyata takes his place in defence. Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti sticks with the team he announced on Friday afternoon, meaning skipper John Terry returns so Branislav Ivanovic shuffles across to right-back to replace Paulo Ferreira. The only other change from the side that beat Blackpool 4-0 last weekend sees Nicolas Anelka replace the injured Salomon Kalou up front.
1211: Roberto Mancini and Carlo Ancelotti have got a bit of history you know? But their previous meetings have mainly been in Milan, rather than Manchester. Ancelotti (the former AC Milan boss) leads Mancini (formerly in charge of Inter) by eight wins to seven in their previous 18 clashes, with three draws. But Mancini has won four of their past five meetings, including a 4-2 win at Stamford Bridge in February.
From AJ-Carra scores own goals but NGog scores NGoals on 606:
"I don't see City winning outright today. Both teams have something to prove after the Carling Cup games. It will be a fairly close game, with either Chelsea dominating and getting a 2-0, or it being close with a 2-1. And if City do end up winning, it'll be by the smallest of margins."
Man City v Chelsea line-ups Man City: Hart, Zabaleta, Kompany, Toure, Boyata, Milner, De Jong, Barry, Toure Yaya, Silva, Tevez. Subs: Given, Adebayor, Adam Johnson, Boateng, Lescott, Vieira, Jo. Chelsea: Cech, Ivanovic, Terry, Alex, Cole, Ramires, Mikel, Essien, Malouda, Drogba, Anelka. Subs: Turnbull, Zhirkov, Ferreira, Sturridge, Van Aanholt, Kakuta, McEachran. Referee: Andre Marriner (W Midlands)
From irishgooner on 606:
"Would love a City win, but I think Chelsea will be wanting to send out a real message by beating one of the top six teams, especially after the Newcastle game."
1155: There is plenty else going on today too, though. Ahead of kick-off at Eastlands (which is at 1245 BST), we've got the Carling Cup fourth round draw (about 1230 BST, I think). Afterwards, there are six 1500 BST top-flight games - with Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham among the teams in action - as well as a full programme in the Football League too. On that note, Cardiff v Millwall is about to start. How keen are they?
1150: The Premier League cannot be won in September, even I know that. But, if big-spending Manchester City want to remain in serious contention for the title, they surely have to avoid defeat against leaders Chelsea this afternoon. Lose, and Roberto Mancini's team will be 10 points adrift of their rivals, who have won all five of their league games so far this season. If City win? It kickstarts their season, as well as doing Arsenal and Manchester United a huge favour too. Lots to get excited about then, for everybody involved at the top of the table.
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