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Louis van Gaal will be looking to recover from Manchester United's loss to Swansea last week.Getty Images
  • West Ham 1-3 Crystal Palace FT
  • Burnley 0-1 Swansea FT
  • Manchester United 2-0 Sunderland FT
  • Newcastle 1-0 Aston Villa FT
  • Stoke 1-0 Hull FT
  • West Brom 1-0 Southampton FT

4:53pm: Full time hitting now and West Brom, Newcastle and Manchester United come out winners with United moving to third place in the table. Thanks for joining us and we'll see you tomorrow for some more Premier League and Capital Cup action!

4:48pm: Moving into extra time now and it seems United have this wrapped up against Sunderland, but all the other points are still up for grabs...

4:46pm: Graziano Pellè is pushing hard for an equaliser for Southampton and he has an attempt saved after collecting Morgan Schneiderlin's header and going for goal.

4:42pm: GOAL! Wayne Rooney has his double after failing to find a goal or assist for the last eight games and United go up 2-0.

4:38pm: Manchester United are completely on top now and pushing hard for a second goal. They've got 71% possession now and have 23 shots on goal. The Black Cats mix it up by replacing Adam Johnson with Steven Fletcher.

4:35pm: Newcastle and Aston Villa has been some end to end stuff and as Yoan Gouffran replaces Gabriel Obertan Ayoze Pérez hits the left post with a header.

4:26pm: Falcao is subbed for Fellaini as United change tactics once more. Playing 10 men now there's no excuse not to win this for a side with Champions League hopes.

4:23pm: GOAL! Wayne Rooney puts one in for Manchester United from the spot.

4:21pm: GOAL! Swansea continue their successful run with a goal against Burnley but they can't take the credit with Kieran Trippier scoring an own goal for the visitors.

4:21pm: PENALTY - and the red card results in a penalty too. Wayne Rooney takes it...

4:21pm: RED CARD: Wes Brown is shown a red and Sunderland are down to 10 men. It's a controversial one as Roger East sends off Brown even though it was Job O'Shea who fouled Radamel Falcao. It was the right call, but wrong man in this case.

4:16pm: Now Newcastle's Massadio Haidara is injured and he is off for Ryan Taylor as he's carried on a stretcher. Injuries are the only things making news at present; it seems the goals have dried up.

4:16pm: Youssuf Mulumbu replaces Saido Berahino for West Brom with the striker looking injured.

4:10pm: There really isn't a great deal happening at the moment - while Adnan Januzaj is making a positive impact for Manchester United, with Ashley Young playing one of his best matches for the side - he's a complete stand out!

4:07pm: Steven Davis replaces Victor Wanyama for Southampton, while Charlie Adam comes on for Stephen Ireland for Stoke.

4:02pm: And we're off!

4:00pm: Adnan Januzaj is coming on for Angel Di Maria for Manchester United.

3:47pm: And half time is ringing around the country. Not a great deal of standout performers there though John Carver will be happy with Newcastle's efforts and West Brom will be pleased to have an advantage over a Southampton side which became more dominant as the half continued.

3:45pm: Going into extra time for the first half as Newcastle batter Aston Villa. Meanwhile Sebastian Larsson is caught offside for Sunderland - will there be any changes made at the break?

3:41pm: Manchester United have built up nine shots on goal now as Jonny Evans has a chance but it's blocked.

3:38pm: GOAL! Newcastle are the first to score at St James' Park with Papiss Demba Cissé collecting Daryl Janmaat's cross and hammering the ball in from the centre of the box.

3:35pm: Angel Di Maria and Ashley Young are really pushing for a goal but neither can get on target so far. Elsewhere Aston Villa have had five shots on goal now and still produced nothing.

3:31pm: Victor Wanyama from Southampton is shown a yellow card as the side continue to go without a shot on target.

3:27pm: O'Shea almost has a goal for Manchester United - yes you heard that right - when he deflects a shot from Ashley Young right towards goal. It hits the cross bar though. Ander Herrera also has a shot but it misses to the right - United looking more likely to score now.

3:22pm: Not a great deal happening at the moment - the first minute goal might have lulled us into a false sense of security over how this half would be. Teams sizing each other up but the only dangerous attack has come from Sunderland, with David De Gea put to work in the opening 10 minutes twice.

3:16pm: Gabriel Agbonlahor thinks he has a goal for Aston Villa but it's ruled offside - still just one shot at St James' Park so far. Meanwhile Southampton are seeing most of the ball against West Brom as they attempt to equalise, but they haven't mounted an attack the hosts haven't easily dealt with so far.

3:13pm: Newcastle meanwhile are looking on top at their fortress as Daryl Janmaat has the first attempt on goal for the match blocked.

3:11pm: Manchester United are getting the majority of possession at Old Trafford but the side look nervy and Sunderland have had more chances on goal so far with a ratio of 3-2. Nothing on target as yet.

3:02pm: GOAL! West Brom go up early thanks to Saido Berahino, who handles a rebound beautifully and puts Southampton in trouble immediately.

3:00pm: And we're off!

2:55pm: Just minutes until the 15:00 kick offs and Newcastle will be hoping to repair some of their pride after a 5-0 thrashing at the hands of Manchester City last week. They face Aston Villa, who could be out of the bottom three with a win.

2:47pm: A slightly depressing stat for West Ham fans perhaps from OptaJoe:

300 - West Ham have lost their 300th Premier League game & have become the first non ever-present PL side to reach that figure. Glum.

2:40pm: Crystal Palace and West Ham have just finished their early match with Palace coming out 3-1 winners. Glenn Murray received a red card after getting two yellows but Palace were able to hold onto their lead, despite the Hammers peeling one back after the sending off.

2:38pm: After Manchester United's loss to Swansea last weekend the side are holding onto fourth place by a thread. Southampton are a point behind in fifth place and Liverpool just two in sixth. Both the Saints' and United's matches today will go a long way to telling if they'll be a chance for Champions League action next season come end of the season.

2:36pm: And for Burnley v Swansea:

Burnley XI vs. Swansea: Heaton; Trippier, Shackell, Keane, Mee; Kightly, Arfield, Jones, Boyd; Barnes, Ings.

Swansea XI vs. Burnley: Fabianski; Naughton, Fernandez, Williams, Taylor; Cork, Ki, Carroll, Shelvey, Routledge; Gomis.

2:35pm: The team line-ups for Stoke v Hull are as follows:

Stoke City vs. Hull City: Begovic; Bardsley, Wollscheid, Wilson, Pieters; Nzonzi, Whelan; Walters, Ireland, Moses; Diouf.

Hull City XI vs. Stoke City: McGregor; Figueroa, Bruce, Dawson, Elmohamady; McShane, Meyler, Livermore, Huddlestone, Ramirez; Aluko.

And for Newcastle v Aston Villa:

Newcastle XI vs. Aston Villa: Krul; Janmaat, Coloccini, Williamson, Haïdara; Obertan, Sissoko, Abeid, Ameobi; Rivière, Cissé.

Aston Villa vs. Newcastle: Guzan; Hutton, Okore, Clark, Lowton; Sinclair, Delph, Cleverley, Westwood; Agbonlahor, Benteke.

2:33pm: The team line-ups for Manchester United v Sunderland are as follows:

Manchester United XI vs. Sunderland: De Gea; Valencia, Smalling, Evans, Rojo; Blind, Herrera, Young, Di Maria; Rooney, Falcao.

Sunderland XI vs. Manchester Utd: Pantilimon; Reveillere, van Aanholt, Brown, O'Shea; Cattermole, Larsson, Gomez, Johnson; Wickham, Defoe.

And for West Brom v Southampton:

West Brom XI vs. Southampton XI: Foster; Dawson, McAuley, Lescott; Brunt, Morrison, Yacob, Fletcher, Gardner; Ideye, Berahino.

Southampton XI vs. West Brom: Forster; Clyne, Fonte, Yoshida, Bertrand; Schneiderlin, Gardos, Mane, Wanyama, Tadic; Pelle.

2:30pm: Good afternoon and welcome to IBTimes UK's coverage of the Premier League action. There are important games for the top and bottom end of the table today with Manchester United hoping to keep their top four spot with a win over Sunderland, while Southampton look to get back into Champions League contention as they face West Brom. Newcastle will face the challenge of an Aston Villa side desperate to get out of the drop zone, while Burnley and Hull are also in danger of ending up a league down come the end of the season.