West Brom 3-3 West Ham

Norwich City 0-1 Manchester United

Manchester City 1-0 Crystal Palace

Aston Villa 1-1 Swansea City

Hull City 6-0 Fulham

Cardiff City v Sunderland

Manchester United celebrate third goal against Hull City

17:08: Edin Dzeko on Man City's win [via BBC Sport]

It was a hard game, maybe the toughest at this stadium in the Premier League this season. It was the last game of 2013 and we wanted to finish with a win.

17:02: Danny Welbeck on United's recent form [via BBC Sport]

"We are gathering momentum - but we are not getting carried away. We just want to win the next game. I was delighted to come on at half-time and get the winning goal. We were without Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie, but it is a squad game and it is a long season. Everyone has got a part to play and that's what happened today."

17:00: A win for Manchester United lifts them to sixth in the league ahead of Newcastle and level on points with Everton. David Moyes' side are now just two points off the top of the league and seven off league leaders Manchester City thanks to their sixth consecutive league victory.

16:55: And final whistles have been blown across the country. Undoubtedly the biggest story of the day unfolded at the KC Stadium, were Hull have hammered a hapless Fulham 6-0 in a staggering game where Tom Huddlestone earned himself a well overdue haircut.

Manchester United earned themselves a hard fought three points at Norwich thanks to Danny Welbeck, who came off the bench to score the game's only goal and his fourth in four games. Manchester City didn't have it all their own way against a plucky Crystal Palace, but Edin Dzeko's second half effort was enough to seal the win.

And after taking an early lead Aston Villa were forced to settle for a point against Swansea.


Hull 6-0 Fulham

Aston Villa 1-1 Swansea

Norwich 0-1 Manchester United

Manchester City 1-0 Crystal Palace

16:44: And it's six for Hull, Koren adds his second, following up on Danny Graham's saved effort.

16:42: Darren Fletcher is on now for United, replacing Hernandez for the final ten minutes of this contest.

Goal! Hull City 6-0 Fulham (Robert Koren)

16:40: Murphy, who has come on for Norwich in the last few minutes, picks up the ball just outside the area but his effort flies over the bar. Patrice Evra is down after a mid air collision with the same man moments later but despite a bumpy landing, appears to be okay.

16:35: Shouts for a penalty at Carrow Road as Wes Hoolahan is sandwiched between Evra and Vidic but the referee isn't interested.

16:32: Utter capitulation for Fulham. It's five, Huddlstone's free kick is tipped onto the bar but Fryatt reacts quickest to stab home.

Goal! Hull 5-0 Fulham (Matty Fryatt)

16:29: United have taken control of this game for the time being. Javier Hernandez attempts a long range effort fired across goal that Ruddy has to scramble across goal to collect. Ricky Van Wolfswinkel has been brought on for Norwich for Gary Hooper, who was struggling with a hamstring injury.

16:27: Palace's resistance has been broken and it's Dzeko who gives City the lead after being teed up by Jesus Navas.

Goal! Manchester City 1-0 Crystal Palace (Edin Dzeko)

16:24: Wow, the honeymoon period for Rene Meulensteen has well and truly ended. Huddlestone fires in from 20 yards and finally earns himself a haircut.

Goal! Fulham 0-4 Hull (Tom Huddlestone)

16:22: Meanwhile at the Etihad Manuel Pellegrini has introduced Yaya Toure, Negredo and Nasri.

16:20: Oh dear, it's all going wrong for Fulham. Jake Livermore slides a pretty harmless ball through to Boyd who, despite being surrounded by four defenders, has the space to slide it home.

Goal! Fulham 0-3 Hull (George Boyd)

16:17: Hull have taken a two goal lead! Minutes after Ahmed Elmohamady's opener, Sagbo slides a terrific ball across the goal for Koren to tap home.

Goal! Fulham 0-2 Hull (Robert Koren)

16:14: Welbeck gives United the lead! Not quite the way Moyes may have planned it when he introduced the striker at the start of this half, but it's worked. Bennett attempts to clear but its fired straight at Hernandez and falls into the path of Welbeck, who keeps his cool and slots past Ruddy. David Moyes' side have improved ten fold this half and Welbeck has played a huge role in that.

Goal! Norwich 0-1 Manchester United (Danny Welbeck)

16:11: Jason Puncheon fires on goal from 25 yards out and draws a terrific save from the battle scarred Joe Hart. From the resulting corner Chamakh nods wide when he really should have tested the goalkeeper. Yaya Toure, Alvaro Negredo and Samir Nasri are now all warming up for the home side.

Goal! Hull City 1-0 Fulham (Elmohamady)

16:08: Nathan Redmond is fed an excellent ball by Snodgrass on the counter attack but his cross (or shot?) drifts wide of the far post, well ahead of the cluster of Norwich attacks making their way into the box.

16:04: City and Palace just got underway a moment or two ago due to a couple of delays in the first half.

16:03: For the first time all game Ashley Young drifts down the right flank, beating his man before swinging in an inviting cross. It falls to Kagawa, but the former Dortmund man loses his footing and the ball bounces off his arm.

15:59: And we are just getting back underway across the country and Danny Welbeck has been brought on for Ryan Giggs. A much needed change for United; they have been dire in the attacking third thus far.

15:53: After a blistering start to the day at the Hawthorns there aren't too many goals to report from our three o clock games. Manchester United have been limited to just one shot on target against a resiliant Norwich and it has been Chris Hughton's side who have looked the more dangerous. Roland Lamah's first goal in English football has got Swansea back on level terms at Villa Park while Manchester City are being held by Crystal Palace with Julian Speroni enjoying a relatively quiet afternoon thus far.

15:50: Half time now across the country, but there is just enough time for Man City to have another half chance against Palace but Fernandinho's header flies over the bar


Aston Villa 1-1 Swansea

Norwich 0-0 Manchester United

Fulham 0-0 Hull

Manchester City 0-0 Crystal Palace

15:43: Hernandez fires off United's first shot on target of the half but it's well saved by Ruddy. Norwich march up the other end and once again Snodgrass makes easy work of drifting past Evra. The ball is played to Hooper but he can't position himself to shoot in time before Evans clears.

15:41: A flurry of chances at both ends at Carrow Road. Hoolahan weaves his way into the United box but his eventual effort is blocked by Jonny Evans. United immediately break but after some intricate work between Giggs and Kagawa the Japan international's cross is safely collected. Moments later Hernandez picks up an excellent through ball to break through on goal, but the linesman's flag is, somewhat harshly, waved for offside.

15:38: Swansea are level! Lamah turns in Hernandez's cross at the near post and also picks up a yellow card for over-celebrating his first goal in English football.

Goal! Aston Villa 1-1 Swansea City (Roland Lamah)

15:34: Joe Hart is now sporting a nasty looking gash on his head but is able to continue. The same can't be said for Jerome though, who is replaced by Chamakh.

15:31: Both Cameron Jerome and Joe Hart are down at the Etihad. Brave goalkeeping from the City shot stopper who leapt out of his goal after Jonathan Parr whipped a ball across goal.

15:27: City, as expected, enjoying lots of possession against Palace, but have tested Julian Speroni just once this afternoon.

15:25: Norwich are all over United at the moment. Giggs picks up a yellow card for going to ground against Snodgrass. The Norwich man jumped the challenge but the referee judged the intent to be enough to warrent a booking. Vidic is forced to make another excellent clearance from the resulting free kick.

15:22: David De Gea is forced to palm another away as Tom Cleverley lets Hooper steal a march on him and nod towards goal. Meanwhile Swansea come close to equalising at Villa Park as Ben Davies meets Jonathan's De Guzman's cross, but he header is off target.

15:19: The ball falls rather nicely for Robert Snodgrass on the edge of the area but he blazes widely over the bar.

15:16: For all United's possession, it's Norwich who fashion the best chance of the game. Awful defending from Evra as a fairly straight forward through ball bypasses him, allowing Russel Martin to strike on goal. David De Gea makes a great stop and Wes Hoolahan can't position himself to knock in the rebound.

15:13: City starting to make things happen now and Silva comes close to bending one past Julian Speroni after being teed up by Fernandinho. The Spaniard's effort curls just wide though. "We're gonna score in a minute" the travelling Palace fans belt out.

15:10: Agbonlahor has given Aston Villa the lead against Swansea, getting on the end of a wonderful pass from Weimann that split the visitors' defence to slot past Tremmel.

Goal! Aston Villa 1-0 Swansea City (Gabby Agbonlahor)

15:06: David Silva picks Edin Dzeko out with a wonderful defence splitting pass but the Bosnian directs his effort wide. Should have scored.

15:04: Fairly bright start from the champions at Carrow Road as Carrick and Giggs patiently probe. Kagawa is played through on the left but his effort is forced wide. Meanwhile at the Etihad, Palace, as you have expected, start with two solid banks of four in front of Manuel Pellegrini's side.

15:01: Ryan Giggs, who scored a last minute winner at Carrow Road last season, starts just behind Hernandez with Kagawa starting from the left.

14:58: And we are moments away from kick off across the country.

14:55: No Aguero, Negredo or Yaya Toure for City, the latter two who are on the bench. Risky much? Javi Garcia replaces the Ivorian in midfield.

14:51: Wayne Rooney's absence this afternoon is due to a reoccurance of a groin strain but the England international should be back in contention for the visit of Tottenham on New Years Day.

14:46: Derek Boyata has been handed a starting role by Manuel Pellegrini for Manchester City as Edin Dzeko once again leads the line in the absence of Sergio Aguero. Marouane Chamakh is back in contention for Crystal Palace, but will start the game from the bench.

14:44: Wayne Rooney has been given the afternoon off as Javier Hernandez leads the line for Manchester United with Shinji Kagawa operating behind him. Michael Carrick also returns to the starting XI after recovering from injury while Danny Welbeck and Adnan Januzaj settle for spots on the bench.


Man City: Hart, Boyata, Kompany, Nastasic, Clichy, Fernandinho, Javi Garcia, Jesus Navas, Silva, Milner, Dzeko

Subs: Lescott, Nasri, Negredo, Kolarov, Rodwell, Pantilimon, Toure.

Crystal Palace: Speroni, Delaney, Mariappa, Gabbidon, Parr, Puncheon, Ward, Bannan, Jedinak, Bolasie, Jerome

Subs: Campana, Phillips, Gayle, Jonathan Williams, Moxey, Chamakh, Price.

Norwich: Ruddy, Martin, Ryan Bennett, Bassong, Olsson, Johnson, Fer, Snodgrass, Hoolahan, Redmond, Hooper

Subs: Whittaker, van Wolfswinkel, Bunn, Elmander, Garrido, Becchio, Murphy.

Man Utd: De Gea, Smalling, Evans, Vidic, Evra, Young, Cleverley, Carrick, Giggs, Kagawa, Hernandez

Subs: Anderson, Lindegaard, Welbeck, Fabio Da Silva, Fletcher, Zaha, Januzaj.

Hull:McGregor, Rosenior, Chester, Davies, Figueroa, Elmohamady, Livermore, Koren, Huddlestone, Boyd, Sagbo

Subs: Bruce, Meyler, Graham, Fryatt, McShane, Harper, Faye.

Fulham: Stockdale, Zverotic, Hughes, Amorebieta, Riise, Sidwell, Karagounis, Dejagah, Kasami, Ruiz, Rodallega.

Subs: Kacaniklic, Richardson, Boateng, Riether, David, Bent, Bettinelli

Aston Villa: Guzan, Lowton, Baker, Clark, Luna, Bacuna, Westwood, Delph, Weimann, Agbonlahor, Tonev

Subs: El Ahmadi, Helenius, Albrighton, Steer, Sylla, Bowery, Kozak.

Swansea: Tremmel, Tiendalli, Chico, Williams, Ben Davies, de Guzman, Canas, Hernandez, Shelvey, Lamah, Bony

Subs: Amat, Britton, Routledge, Rangel, Pozuelo, Vazquez, Zabret.

14:42: We will have all of your team news coming up shortly.

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