Liverpool 5-1 Arsenal

Aston Villa 0-2 West Ham

Chelsea 3-0 Newcastle

Crystal Palace 3-1 West Brom

Norwich 0-0 Man City

Southampton 2-2 Stoke

Sunderland 0-2 Hull City

Swansea 3-0 Cardiff

Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge

7:25: And that's all from us for today. Join us again tomorrow afternoon as Tottenham take on Everton and Manchester United host Fulham. Thanks for reading.

7:23: Before we go here's today's results in full

Liverpool 5-1 Arsenal

(Skrtel, 1, 10, Sterling, 16, 52, Sturridge, 20)

(Arteta, 69)

Aston Villa 0-2 West Ham

(Nolan, 46, 48)

Chelsea 3-0 Newcastle United

(Hazard, 27, 34, 63)

Crystal Palace 3-1 West Brom

(Ince, 15, Ledley, 27, Chamakh, 69)

(Bifouma Koulossa, 46)

Norwich 0-0 Man City

Southampton 2-2 Stoke

(Lambert, 6, Davis, 41)

(Odemwingie, 38, Crouch, 44)

Sunderland 0-2 Hull City

(Long, 16, Jelavic, 62)

Swansea City 3-0 Cardiff City

(Routledge, 47, Dyer, 79, Bony, 85)

7:21: And the final whistle has gone at the Liberty Stadium and Swansea have won the south Wales derby in Garry Monk's first game in charge. Not a bad start for him.

7:16: And we are in to the three minutes of added time with Swansea poised to climb to 10th in the Premier League with this win.

7:12: Garry Monk's week just got a bit better. Nathan Dyer drives to the byline and as he cuts back to bring the ball in field he is clipped by Joran Mutch. Hernandez stands over the freekick next to the byline and delivers and excellent cross that Bony meets with a header and thumps into the back of the net.

Goal! Swansea City 3-0 Cardiff City (Wilfried Bony, 84)

7:09: And it's two! Wayne Routledge turns provider as he clips an excellent ball into the box where Dyer, who has silently crept into the box from the right wing, strolls past Declan John to get down low and head into the bottom corner. Very poor defending from Cardiff.

Goal! Swansea City 2-0 Cardiff City (Nathan Dyer, 78)

7:05: Jordan Mutch comes off the bench and immediately wins possession after some sloppy work from Hernandez. The Cardiff man drives towards the byline before he is clattered byt Hernandez, who picks up a yellow card for his trouble. Not his best two minutes of this match.

7:01: It hasn't really happened for Wilfried Zaha today. In his latest attempt to work a bit of magic the winger slowed down the play and tried to scoop the ball around his marker, but was quickly swarmed by white shirts.

6:55: Fabio's poor evening is over as McNaughton comes on to replace him.

6:48: Campbell is already showing more appetite for this contest than Kenwyne Jones mustered but hauls down Angel Rangel near the corner flag and is penalised, much to his bemusement.

6:44: Nathan Dyer is allowed to bear down on goal as Cardiff defenders retreat and tries to curl on into the bottom corner but it drifts wide of the post.

6:42: Solskjaer makes his first sub, bringing Fraizer Campbell on for Kenwyne Jones, whose had a disappointing evening.

6:40: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks a bit miffed and it's Fabio who is most likely to be the target of his glares. The Brazilian was sent off four minutes after being introduced from the bench in his last appearance for United against Swansea at the start of the year, and featured in the QPR side that were hammered 5-0 by the Welsh side last season. He loves a Swansea game.

6:38: Bellamy hits the bar with a terrific effort! Zaha is blocked off by Chico but his teammate picks up the ball and drives inside from the left before curling a brilliant effort on goal. He is so unfortunate to see it come crashing back of the woodwork.

6:35: Swansea take the lead! Fresh off the bench, Hernandez picks out Routledge with a sumptuous pass, taking advantage of a sleeping Fabio who has allowed the winger to creep in behind him. Routledge draws Marshall out and strokes the ball into the back of the net to give the Swans the lead.

Goal! Swansea 1-0 Cardiff (Wayne Routledge, 46)

6:33: Kim skips past Ben Davies coming in from the left flank but then goes down in the box looking for a penalty, the referee is rightly not having any of it.

6:32: And we are back underway at the Liberty Stadium. Let;s have some goals, please.

HALF TIME - Swansea City 0-0 Cardiff City

6:16: Kim gives the ball away on the edge of the area allowing Routledge to fire a half volley on goal. It's a tame effort that is easily saved, but Steven Caulker isn't pleased with his teammates' dallying.

6:14: Oh dear Zaha. The winger shimmies past a challenge from Britton and 25 yards out and opens his body up to hopefully curl in a beauty with his left foot. It goes terribly wrong however as he shanks his effort out for a goal kick.

6:11: Swansea again find an opening down the right flank this time through Rangel, but his ball is a disappointing one that manages to evade of all of his teammates.

6:07: Declan John is left to try and cope with Nathan Dyer and Angel Rangel at the same time and fails as the former strokes an excellent ball across the face of goal, but no Swansea attackers are able to get on the end of it.

6:04: Cardiff win a free kick just outside the edge of the area that Fabio takes quickly, finding Bellamy who attempts to curl an effort on target but it's well over the bar.

6:00: The tempo of the contest has slowed down a tad after a blistering start. Both teams are holding firm at the back with Wilfired Zaha the latest to be denied any space by Ben Davis, being left with no choice but to play the ball back to his full back John.

5:54: Great chance for Cardiff as John bursts into the box after playing a terrific one two with Craig Bellamy. He has the chance to take on the shot himself but opts for a pass to Jones, whose toe poked effort is wide of the goal.

5:50: It has been all Swansea in this opening 20 minutes as the home side relentlessly press the opposition at every opportunity. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer appears content to sit back and absorb the pressure with the pace of Kim, Zaha and Bellamy likely to be their biggest threat on the counter.

5:46: Swansea attack down the left and thanks to the combination of a number of failed clearances and the persistence of Leon Britton the ball falls kindly to De Guzman on the edge of the box, but his shot his fired wildly over the bar.

5:43: Bellamy does brilliantly to shrug off his marker and dig out an excellent cross from the right flank. Positioned in the box Jones directs a downwards header towards goal but it drifts the wrong side of the post.

5:39: We've had our first flash point of the evening as Angel Rangel kicks the back of Wilfried Zaha's heels. The Manchester United loanee isn't pleased and turns to confront the Spaniard, but things are quickly calmed down by referee Andrew Marriner.

5:35: Yep, replays show Marshall got a good strong hand on the ball before clattering into Bony. Good decision by the referee.

5:33: Big shout for a Swansea penalty after Bony goes to ground following a collision with Marshall in goal. De Guzman slips a clever ball through for the big striker but the Cardiff 'keeper is out quickly and looks to have got just enough on it

5:31: Great play from Martin Emnes as he clips the ball over his marker and bears down on goal before opting to slip the ball into Wayne Routledge, whose weak effort is easily saved by Marshall.

5:30: And we are underway in the south Wales derby!


Swansea: Vorm, Rangel, Chico, Williams, Davies, Britton, de Guzman, Emnes, Dyer, Routledge, Bony

Subs: Tremmel, Amat, Taylor, Canas, Hernandez, Lamah, Ngog

Cardiff: Marshall; John, Caulker, Turner, Fabio; Whittingham, Medel, Kim, Zaha; Bellamy, Jones

Subs: Lewis; Campbell, Noone, Mutch, McNaughton, Dæhli, Cala

5:07: We're not done yet; a Michael Laudrup-less Swansea City take on Cardiff City in 20 minutes. All your team news is coming up.

5:03: Chelsea go top of the Premier League courtesy of a hat-trick from Eden Hazard as Man City failed to score for the second consecutive game at they were held by a resilient Norwich. Meanwhile at the other end wins for Crystal Palace, West Ham and a point for Norwich see West Brom slip into the bottom three


Norwich 0-0 Manchester City

Chelsea 3-0 Newcastle

Crystal Palace 3-1 West Brom

Sunderland 0-2 Hull City

Aston Villa 0-2 West Ham

Southampton 2-2 Stoke

4:48: We are entering added time in this afternoon's Premier League games. As it stands Chelsea will go to the top with City being held at Carrow Road.

4:45: Norwich nearly catch Man City after all their pressure as Nathan Redmond drives to the byline before cutting the ball back with Hooper and Van Wolfswinkel racing into the box but it's just out of their reach.

4:42: After a mad end to the first half, it looks as if Southampton v Stoke is heading to an uneventful conclusion at 2-2.

4:38: Mohamed Salah comes off the bench to make his first appearance for Chelsea, replacing Willian.

4:35: Man City chasing a goal that could send them top of the Premier League and Manuel Pellegrini opts to take of Alvaro Negredo - and replace him with Aleksander Kolarov. Odd one, that.

4:30: Big cheer around Crystal Palace as Glen Murray comes on to replace Jason Puncheon after missing almost a year of action through injury.

4;26: Chamakh is put through clean on goal and goes around Ben Foster. The Palace striker goes down - despite there being some suggestions the West Brom 'keeper got a touch on the ball - and the referee points to the spot but spares Foster. Chamakh confidently strokes the penalty home.

Goal! Crystal Palace 3-1 West Brom (Marouane Chamakh (69)

PENALTY - Crystal Palace

4:21: Yanga-Mbiwa hauls Samuel Eto'o to the ground to give Hazard the chance to complete his hat-trick from the penalty spot. The Belgian obliges, stroking the ball past Tim Krul to mark a memorable day for the 22-year-old.

4:19: Jelavic's persistence this afternoon has paid off and he has his long awaited Premier League goal, nodding in an excellent header from 12 yards.

Goal! Chelsea 3-0 Newcastle (Eden Hazard, 63)

PENALTY - Chelsea

Goal! Sunderland 0-2 Hull City (Nikica Jelavic, 61)

4:16: With Fernandinho still missing Yaya Toure is occupying a much deeper role and as a result City have been lacking any real drive this afternoon. Martin Olsson does brilliantly to slide in and block an effort from Jesus Navas having been teed up by Jovetic.

4:11: Manchester City are still toiling away at Carrow Road but as it stands Chelsea will be going to the top of the Premier League. Stevan Jovetic remains their biggest threat but Chris Hughton's side are holding firm.

4:05: What a start to the second half for West Ham! Stewart Downing brilliantly works his way down the wing before sending an inviting ball into the box that Nolan flicks past Brad Guzan. Aminutes later the former Newcastle midfielder is at it again, adding his second in three minutes after Fabian Delph ran into trouble on the edge of his own box.

Goal! Aston Villa 0-2 West Ham (Kevin Nolan, 48)

Goal! Crystal Palace 2-1 West Brom (Koulossa Thievy, 46)

Goal! Aston Villa 0-1 West Ham (Kevin Nolan, 46)

4:01: And we are back underway for second halves across the country.


Aston Villa 0-0 West Ham

Chelsea 2-0 Newcastle (Eden Hazard x2)

Crystal Palace 2-0 West Brom (Tom Ince, Joe Ledley)

Norwich 0-0 Man City

Southampton 2-2 Stoke (Rickie Lambert, Steven Davis, Peter Odemwingie, Peter Crouch)

Sunderland 0-1 Hull City (Shane Long)

3:45: This is just getting silly now. Peter Crouch has levelled things again, bundling home a header after Artur Boruc failed to deal with the cross.

Goal! Southampton 2-2 Stoke (Peter Crouch, 44)

3:43: Well, that didn't last long. Stoke. Steven Davis sends over a cross from the right wing and bizzarely Asmir Begovic stays rooted on his line as the ball embarrassingly sails into the back of the net.

Goal! Southampton 2-1 Stoke (Steven Davis, 41)

3:40: Charlie Adam carves through the Southampton defence with an excellent through ball for Peter Odemwingie who coolly slots home an equaliser.

Goal! Southampton 1-1 Stoke (Peter Odemwingie, 38)

3:38: Excellent team goal from Chelsea that culiminates to Samuel Eto'o poking the ball around the corner into the path od Eden Hazard who sweeps home his second of the day.

3:36: Another disallowed goal at Carrow Road; Jovetic's delicate lob is chalked off due to Negredo straying in the build up.

3:34: Sunderland are clinging on for dear life at the Stadium of Light as Shane Long pings a brilliant effort from 20 yards out that cracks against the wood work.

Goal! Chelsea 2-0 Newcastle (Eden Hazard, 34)

3:30: Too easy for Eden Hazard, The Belgian plays a neat one two with Branislav Ivanovic and bursts into the box to hit a first time effort into the corner of the net.

3:28: Now Joe Ledley has a debut goal for Palace! Tom Ince centres a corner which falls to the former Celtic man, who fires past Ben Foster to double Palace's lead.

Goal! Chelsea 1-0 Newcastle (Eden Hazard, 27)

Goal! Crystal Palace 2-0 West Brom (Joe Ledley, 27)

3:20: Gary Hooper has the ball in the back of the net against City but the flag is (correctly) up for offside.


3:18: It's all going wrong for Sunderland as Shane Long diverts a Jake Livermore shot past Vito Mannone to give Steve Bruce's side the lead.

Goal! Sunderland 0-1 Hull (Shane Long, 16)

3:15: Ince has a debut goal for Palace! Chamakh wins the ball in the air to knock it into the path of Bolasie, who takes a touch before slipping Ince behind Gareth McAuley who clips it over Ben Foster.

Goal! Crystal Palace 1-0 West Brom (Tom Ince, 13)

3:10: West Brom are nearly in to take the lead at Selhurst Park after new signing Scott Dann fails to deal with clipped through ball from Chris Brunt. Victor Anichebe is on it in a flash but Speroni saves well.

3:07: Rickie Lambert strengthens his claim for a spot in the England squad this summer as he curls a wonderful free kick into the top corner to give Saints an early lead.

Goal! Southampton 1-0 Stoke (Rickie Lambert, 6)

3:04: And Sunderland are down to 10 men! Shane Long breaks through on goal and Wes Brown's only hope is an inch perfect challenge on the Irishman. It isn't and he's shown a straight red card after three minutes.

RED CARD - Wes Brown (Sunderland)

3:00: And we are underway across the country.

2:53: Scott Dann, Tom Ince and Joe Ledley all make their Crystal Palace debuts against West Brom this afternoon. Manuel Pellegrini has reshuffled his striking pack once again in the absence of Sergio Aguero as Stevan Jovetic and Alvaro Negredo lead the line against Norwich.


Norwich: Ruddy; Martin, Yobo, Bassong, Olsson; Redmond, Tettey, Johnson, Pilkington; Fer; Hooper.

Man City: Hart, Zabaleta, Kompany, Demichelis, Clichy, Navas, Milner, Toure, Silva, Jovetic, Negredo

Villa: Guzan, Lowton, Clark, Baker, Bertrand, Bacuna, Westwood, Delph, Weimann, Benteke, Agbonlahor

West Ham: Adrian, Demel, Tomkins, Collins, McCartney, Nolan, Noble, Taylor, Jarvis, C. Cole, Downing

Sunderland: Mannone, Bardsley, Alonso, Bridcutt, O'Shea, Brown, Ki, Colback, Johnson, Borini, Altidore.

Hull: Harper, Rosenior, Figueroa, Davies, Meyler, Huddlestone, Livermore, McShane, Jelavic, Long, Elmohamady.

Crystal Palace: Speroni, Ward, Dann, Delaney, Ledley, Puncheon, Dikgacoi, Jedinak, Bolasie, Ince, Chamakh.

West Brom: Foster, Jones, McAuley, Dawson, Ridgewell, Yacob, Mulumbu, Gera, Morrison, Brunt, Anichebe

Southampton: Boruc, Clyne, Fonte, Yoshida, Shaw, Cork, Schneiderlin, S. Davis, Lallana, Rodriguez, Lambert.

Stoke: Begovic, Cameron, Shawcross, Muniesa, Pieters, Odemwingie, Adam, Whelan, Assiadi, Walters, Crouch

Chelsea: Cech; Ivanovic, Cahill, D Luiz, Azpilicueta; Matic, Lampard; Willian, Oscar, Hazard; Eto'o.

Newcastle: Krul; Debuchy, Williamson, S.Taylor, Dummett; Anita, Santon; Ben Arfa, Sissoko, Sammy Ameobi; de Jong

2:41: And the final whistle has been blown at Anfield. Liverpool are now just five points off the top of the league after blitzing Arsenal in one of the most remarkable opening 20 minutes of football you will ever see. A brace from Skrtel and one each from Raheem Sterling and Daniel Sturridge saw the Reds end the contest before Arsenal knew what was going on before the teenager added his second in the second half. It really could have been many more for Liverpool, but Brendan Rodgers won't mind too much.

FULL TIME - Liverpool 5-1 Arsenal

(Skrtel x2, Sterling x2, Sturridge)


2:37: Cissokho nearly adds a sixth after combining neatly with Coutinho coming in from the left flank but his driven effort is just wide of the far psot.

2:34: Three minutes of extra time added on.

2:31: Sterling has another chance to seal his hat-trick. Bearing down on Koscielny the winger dinks the ball out of the Frenchman's reach and bursts across to beat Gibbs to the ball but his effort on goal is blocked by the Arsenal goalkeeper.

2:29: Suarez won't get his goal today as Iago Aspas comes on to replace him.

2:27: There's about seven minutes of normal time left at Anfield. Arsenal just want to go home.

2:23: Luis Suarez takes the armband as Gerrard departs and the striker is simply gasping for a goal of his own. The Uruguayan runs at pace towards the Arsenal defence but Koscielny does well to steer him wide of the goal. Minutes later he thinks he has finally added his name to the score sheet but the linesman has his flag up as he taps the ball past Szczesny.

2:21: Gerrard's afternoon is over, and it hasn't been a bad one for the Liverpool skipper with two assists to his name. Jordon Ibe comes on to replace him.

2:18: Terrific save from Mignolet! Arsenal win a free kick on the edge of the area which the Belgian dives low to palm away. Minutes later Gerrard fights his way into the box before cutting the ball back to Coutinho on the edge of the area. The Brazilian gets plenty of power behind his effort, but it's straight at the Arsenal shot stopper.

2:17: Gerrard v Wilshere has been simmering all afternoon and the Liverpool skipper gets some retribution from an earlier incident as he plants a shoulder straight into the Arsenal man to send him sprawling.

2:13: Steven Gerrard somewhat daftly dives in on Oxlade Chamberlain and the referee immediately points to the spot. Arteta steps up and slams the ball down the centre of goal, queuing ironic celebrations all around Anfield.

Goal! Liverpool 5-1 Arsenal (Mikel Arteta, 68)

PENALTY - Arsenal

2:09: And it's another chance that goes Liverpool way. Liverpool launch a swift counter attack through Coutinho who steps past his marker before launching a fabulous through ball for Jordan Henderson, who is bursting through on the right flank. His effort is directed wide of the post, however.

2:05: Jack Wilshere fails to complete a one two in the Liverpool box and is subsequently booked for a rash challenge on Raheem Sterling. Cissokho isn't pleased with the challenge on his teammate and gets nose to nose with the Arsenal midfielder. Which was a bit silly.

2:03: Arsene Wenger makes a triple substitution as Lukas Podolski comes on for Olivier Giroud, Gibbs on for Monreal and Thomas Rosicky on for Ozil.

1:59: And Sterling nearly completes a hat-trick as Gerrard swings in another excellent cross that Arsenal fail to deal with. The ball appears to take a bounce off one of the Gunners' defenders which is enough to wrong foot Sterling, who was in an offside position, but the winger's miss-hit effort rolls the wrong side of the post.

1:56: And the rout recommences. Suarez lifts an excellent ball through to Sterling who has been played on side by a dozing Mertesacker. Szczesny does well to block the teenager's first effort but he has the time and space to pick up the rebound and slot home at the second time of asking.

Goal! Liverpool 5-0 Arsenal (Raheem Sterling, 51)

1:51: Jordan Henderson is shown a yellow card for catching Jack Wilshere 30 yards out from goal. Cazorla curls the resulting free kick towards goal but a deflection takes it out for a corner, which Liverpool comfortably deal with.

1:50: And we are back underway at Anfield. Can Arsenal possibly rescue something from this game?

1:44: Liverpool have been stunning, Arsenal abject. At least things will get easier for the Gunners though with Manchester United, Bayern Munich, Tottenham, Chelsea and Manchester City all to follow over the next six weeks. And Liverpool against next weekend, of course.

HALF TIME Liverpool 4-0 Arsenal (Skrtel x2, Sterling, Sturridge)

1:32: Half time is almost upon us. To say this half has flown by would be an understatement.

1:29: Jack Wilshere sends Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain through down the right flank and then picks up the return pass on the edge of the area but Gerrard is one the scene to regain possession and launch the ball down the other end of the pitch.

1:25: Arsenal have had a decent spell of possession for the first time all game but have been toothless in their efforts to reduce the deficit so far.

1:19: And it's calmed down a bit at Anfield. Two goals from Martin Skrtel and one each from Daniel Sturridge and Raheem Sterling have blitzed Arsenal here. As dismal as the Gunners have been Liverpool's attack has been breath-taking at times and it's no exaggeration to say they could have had a couple more here had Sturrdige radar not been slightly askew and for a post denying Suarez.

1:13: Arsenal finally manage to manufacture something resembling a positive move as Mesut Ozil swings a decent cross but Simon Mignolet confidently plucks the ball out of the air. It's been 10 minutes since Liverpool last scored, what's going on?

1:09: It's worth mentioning that Arsene Wenegr and Steve Bould were left looking rather miffed after Liverpool's third. The Gunners' boss believed Mesut Ozil was fouled as Liverpool regained possession before Jordan Henderson freed Suarez. Would have been slightly harsh and a questionable referee's decision really should be the least of his worries at the minute.

Goal! Liverpool 4-0 Arsenal (Daniel Sturridge, 19)

1:03: This is incredible. Liverpool carve Arsenal open again as. Arsenal have been blown away here.

Goal! Liverpool 3-0 Arsenal (Raheem Sterling, 16)

1:00: Only the post denies Luis Suarez what would have been the goal of the season! Gerrard swings in another corner with Skrtel hat-trick hunting, but the ball is partially cleared with Suarez lurking 30 yards from goal. Without hesitation he takes a touch and lashes a stunning half volley through the crowd of players that crashes against the woodwork. Liverpool have been breath-taking in this opening 15 minutes, Arsenal are shell-shocked.

12:59: And it should be three! Gerrard again plays an excellent ball upfield that Coutinho cushions into the path of Sturridge who is left one on one in the Arsenal goalkeeper, but his lifted effort is wide of the post.

12:56: And it's two, Liverpool repeat the trick to double their lead! Another exquisite cross from Gerrard is swung into the box and Skrtel, positioned on the penalty spot leaps to meet it will an excellent header that flies past the despairing Szczesny.

Goal! Liverpool 2-0 Arsenal (Martin Skrtel, 9)

12:54: Excellent start from Liverpool as Daniel Sturridge leaves Nacho Monreal for dead before sending a low shot towards goal that Szczesny just about gets behind.

12:51: It was a fantastic delivery from Gerrard and good anticipation from Skrtel but no Arsenal have themselves to blame; dire marking in the opening minute of the game leaves them with a huge job on their hands now.

12:47: That didn't take long, Liverpool take the lead in the first minute! Steven Gerrard whips an excellent ball across the face of goal and Martin Skrtel sticks out a knee to divert the ball past Szczesny.

Goa! Liverpool 1-0 Arsenal (Martin Skrtel)

12:40: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain again starts in the centre of midfield opposite Steven Gerrard who again occupies his deep midfield role.


Liverpool: Mignolet, Flanagan, Skrtel, Toure, Cissokho, Coutinho, Gerrard, Henderson, Suarez, Sterling, Sturridge

Subs: Brad Jones, Alberto, Aspas, Moses, Allen, Ibe, Kelly.

Arsenal: Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Arteta, Wilshere, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ozil, Cazorla, Giroud

Subs: Rosicky, Podolski, Fabianski, Bendtner, Jenkinson, Gibbs, Gnabry.

12:35: Good afternoon and welcome to IB Times UK's LIVE coverage of all this afternoon's Premier League action. We are ten minutes away from kick off in our first game of the afternoon as Liverpool host Arsenal atr Anfield. We will have all your team news coming up shortly.