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Full-time: Arsenal 2-1 Southampton

  • Santi Carzola secures a win for the Gunners with a last-minute penalty.
  • Spurs romped to an emphatic win against Stoke, for whom Mark Hughes was sent to the stands.
  • Watford came from behind to beat West Ham in East London.
Arsenal scored the winning goal in the last minute Getty Images

GOAL: Burnley 1-1 Hull City (Snodgrass)

It appears to be a day for last-minute goals.

Arsenal 2-1 Southampton (Cazorla)

Santi Cazorla finds the back of the net to seal the win for Arsenal! The Emirates is bouncing and Arsenal have escaped.

Penalty for Arsenal!

Jose Fonte brings down Giroud in the last minute of the game, and the ref points to the spot. Saints are furious, but he was all over the Frenchman.

Santi Cazorla has the ball in his hands...

Arsene Wenger
Arsene Wenger watches on Getty Images

We're into added time in the 3pm kick-offs. Just enough time for a hero or two to step forward?

Olivier Giroud
Olivier Giroud (left) replaced Lucas Perez Getty Images

Less than five minutes to go at the Emirates and frustration is starting to set in for the Gunners. The pre-game feel-good factor has already worn off, it seems.

As Arsenal push for a match-winning goal, there has been an interesting moment at the Riverside, where Christian Benteke is replaced by Jonathan Benteke. That's his brother.

Christian Benteke
Christian Benteke scored the opening goal of the game. Getty Images

It's all Arsenal at the Emirates, really, but Southampton have just spurned another glorious chance to pinch all three points.

On this occasion, a long range shot is saved by Cech. The keeper sends it back into the path of Shane Long, but he scuffs his effort when it appeared easier to score.

Shane Long
Shane Long missed two glorious chances Getty Images

GOAL: Bournemouth 1-0 West Brom (Wilson)

And now we have a goal in each of our 3pm kick-offs. Callum Wilson finds the net with a Zlatan-esque piece of improvisation.

Callum Wilson
Callum Wilson opened the scoring against the Baggies Getty Images

Southampton are making a change with ten minutes left. They're clearly happy to settle for a point, because...

Back at the Emirates, Arsenal launch an attack through the middle, eventually the ball is cut back from the left side and at the moment when Olivier Giroud appears certain to poke it home, the Frenchman slipped.

Southampton survived - but can they hold out until the end?

Alexis Sanchez
Alexis Sanchez looks to create an opening Getty Images

GOAL: Burnley 1-0 Hull (Defour)

The goals are flying in now and we have out first of the afternoon at Turf Moor. Belgian midfielder Steven Defour has scored a cracking goal from distance to break the deadlock.

Steven Defour
Steven Defour dribbles with the ball Getty Images

GOAL: Stoke 0-4 Spurs (Kane)

Harry Kane has ended his mini-goal drought for club and country. The striker has underlined Spurs' dominance this afternoon with their fourth goal of the afternoon.

This scoreline could get gruesome for the Potters at this rate.

Harry Kane
Harry Kane has ended his goal drought Getty Images

GOAL: West Ham 2-4 Watford (Holebas)

Jose Holebas has scored Watford's fourth of the afternoon and after a brilliant first 40 minutes for West Ham, they appear to have completely collapsed.

It's end-to-end stuff at the Emirates now, with the clock ticking down. This time, Ozil combines with Alexis Sachez, whose powerful effort just evades the far post. Arsenal are pressing and pressing for another goal.

Ah, Shane Long has spurned a great chance for the Saints.

He is played in by Tadic and as Cech comes out of his goal, Long tries to chip him. The effort, though, ends up going harmlessly wide of the target.

Claude Puel
Claude Puel barks instructions from the side Getty Images

A couple of changes for the Gunners now, and the new signing is among those making way. Arsenal have 25 minutes to find a winning goal.

GOAL: Stoke 0-3 Tottenham (Alli)

Yep, it's definitely all over now. Dele Alli, who missed a sitter earlier, finally has his goal and Spurs have the three points.

Alli, 20, keeps his cool and slides home after good work by Kyle Walker.

Mauricio Pochettino
Mauricio Pochettino appears content on the touchline Getty Images

GOAL: Stoke 0-2 Tottenham (Son Heung-min)

Spurs may be home and hosed against Stoke. Son Heung-min doubles their lead with a first-time shot into the roof of the net.

Son Heung-min
Son Heung-min celebrates Getty Images

GOAL: West Ham 2-3 Watford (Capoue)

The Hornets complete an amazing comeback through Etienne Capoue, who chests a Roberto Pereyra cross down down and bangs it into a the net.

What a game - and there's still 30-odd minutes left!

Arsenal are pushing and pushing for another goal. Their latest attack sees Ozil lay the ball back to Lucas Perez, but his left-footed effort is well blocked.

There's a definite sense that the Gunners are building momentum here.

Arsene Wenger
Arsene Wenger on the touchline Getty Images

GOAL: Middlesbrough 1-2 Crystal Palace (Zaha)

The Eagles are back in front thanks to Wilfried Zaha, who dispossesses George Friend and then buries a shot high into the net.

Can Palace retain their lead this time?

Aitor Karanka and Alan Pardew
Aitor Karanka and Alan Pardew on the touchline Getty Images

Oxlade-Chamberlain - not for the first time today - balloons a shot way, way over the bar.

By the way, in case you're wondering about how Lucas Perez has performed, the answer is he's barely been involved so far.

Lucas Perez
Lucas Perez tries to win the ball Getty Images

We're back under way in the 3pms.

Rodriguez has come off for Southampton and Shane Long has come on. It appears long will line up on the left, with Tadic up top.

GOAL: West Ham 2-2 Watford (Deeney)

A surreal first-half of football in the London Stadium, meanwhile. Troy Deeney produced a brilliant curling finish to drag the away side back into the match.

Watford celebrate scoring
Watford celebrate scoring Getty Images

Half-time: Arsenal 1-1 Southampton

All level at the Emirates, then. The Saints took the lead before Laurent Koscielny scored an eye-catching overhead kick.

It's all to play for in the second period.

GOAL: West Ham 2-1 Watford (Ighalo)

Watford are back in the game - and what a game is is turning out to be. Odion Ighalo has given the away side a lifeline in the game just before the interval.

GOAL: Stoke 0-1 Tottenham (Son Heung-min)

It's all going wrong for Mark Hughes at the moment. Son Heung-min has given Spurs the lead just before the break.

Mark Hughes
Mark Hughes is sent to the stands Getty Images

GOAL: Middlesbrough 1-1 Crystal Palace (Ayala)

The hosts are level thanks to Daniel Ayala, who has scored with a cracking header. at the Riverside.

Less than five minutes til half-time in the 3pm games, by the way.

Five minutes to go until the break and Michail Antonio is probably the happiest man in the country at the moment. He has scored a league-high 10 headed goals since the start of last season.

Michail Antonio
Michail Antonio finds the net Getty Images

Elsewhere, it appears Stoke City boss Mark Hughes has been sent to the stands after losing his cool. That certainly won't do the Potters any favours.

Heung-Min Son
Heung-Min Son goes down under pressure Getty Images

GOAL: West Ham 2-0 Watford (Antonio)

Michail Antonio scores with another header to double the Hammer's lead. It could be a long old day for Watford in East London.

Dele Alli has missed a clear chance for Spurs against Stoke. He was only about ten yards out, but got the finish horribly wrong.

Still 0-0 in that game.

Dele Alli
Dele Alli (right) in action for Spurs Getty Images

Let's hope the rest of the game at the Emirates is as good as what we have seen so far today.

Fraser Forster
Fraser Forster is set for a busy afternoon Getty Images

GOAL: Arsenal 1-1 Southampton (Koscielny)

What a great goal from Laurent Koscielny! The Frenchman launches an overhead kick from 12 yards into the net after Southampton failed to clear a corner.

That was Ibrahimovic-like from Koscielny. We've got a real game on our hands at the Emirates.

Southampton - who are dominating - spring an attack on the break and almost score a second through Nathan Redmond. There are plenty of gaps appearing in that Arsenal defence.

Southampton take the lead
Southampton take the lead Getty Images

Back at the Emirates, Santi Cazorla swings a cross in from the sidelines and Walcott cannot direct his header on goal.

Arsene Wenger, meanwhile, is on the touchline, asking his players to get themselves organised. Some 25 minutes gone in North London and Arsenal have been pretty uninspiring so far.

GOAL: Middlesbrough 0-1 Crystal Palace (Benteke)

At the same time Southampton scored, so too did Crystal Palace. And Christian Benteke is the man.

On this occasion, the big-money signing from Liverpool climbs all over his marker to loop a header into the net.

Christian Benteke
Christian Benteke celebrates his goal Getty Images

An early-ish goal for Southampton has changed the atmosphere a bit at the Emirates. Gunners fans arrived, I think, expecting a one-sided win this afternoon - but Saints look like they mean business.

Perez has barely had a kick on his Arsenal debut, by the way.

Claude Puel
Claude Puel on the touchline Getty Images

GOAL: Arsenal 0-1 Southampton (Tadic)

Saints take the lead through Tadic, who drifts a freekick from 20 yards over the wall and as it rebounds off the bar, it goes in via Petr Cech's back.

In fact, that may be one for the dubious goals panel - but Southampton won't really care for the moment.

Arsenal are now starting to find their rhythm against a well-drilled Saints side, who have plenty of men behind the ball. It's just Rodriguez who is being left upfield.

If Arsenal don't score early, they could be in for a long afternoon. Fraser Forster is already wasting time. Monreal has gone into the book, by the way.

Mesut Ozil flicks the ball
Mesut Ozil flicks the ball Getty Images

Elsewhere, West Ham should be 2-0 in East London, where Daryl Janmaat, making his first start for Watford, almost turns the ball into his own net.

At Stoke, Marko Arnautovic has the ball in the net but it's ruled out because he was clearly offside.

There's probably of a little bit of a feeling-out process going on at the Emirates, given that these Arsenal players will have barely trained together.

The likes of Mustafi and Perez are trying to find their feet. Tadic is looking dangerous for the Saints, meanwhile.

Southampton in a pre-match huddle
Southampton in a pre-match huddle Getty Images

GOAL: West Ham 1-0 Watford (Antonio)

The first Premier League goal of the 3pms goes to Michail Antonio, the England new boy.

Southampton certainly aren't intimidated by Arsenal's new-look side. They have dominated the ball and are looking to get runners in behind the Gunners' defensive line.

Another Arsenal player is also in action today...

Jack Wilshere
Jack Wilshere recently joined Bournemouth on loan Getty Images

For all the talk of Arsenal, Southampton have started the game on the front foot, passing the ball around impressively in the miserable conditions.

An Arsenal fan outside the ground
An Arsenal fan outside the ground Getty Images

Here we go then. Arsenal are playing in their traditional red and get the game under way at the Emirates.

The players are just going through their last-minute preparations on a wet day in London. Arsenal will hope to pass the ball about quickly on a slick pitch.

A Southampton fan outside the Emirates
A Southampton fan outside the Emirates Getty Images

There was a big game in Manchester earlier today and in case you missed what happened, you can check out our live blog.

Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola
Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola at Old Trafford Getty Images

Away from Arsenal for a second, here's a reminder of the two teams. Kick-off is around 25 minutes away.

Arsene Wenger also said prior to the game that Jack Wilshere is a "world-class player" – and has no intention of selling the midfielder.

The 24-year-old England international was recently allowed to join Bournemouth on a season-long loan deal, but Wenger has rubbished rumours that the move is a precursor to Wilshere leaving the club.

"I spoke to Jack and there were concerns that he wouldn't play enough," Wenger said, according to The Mirror. "If he has some time then he will come back at a competitive level. He's gone to play games.

"He wanted games and I can understand his desire, it's a logical decision. Let's not forget that he missed last year... you can't afford to be out two seasons without playing at the top level."

Jack Wilshere
Jack Wilshere remains part of Arsene Wenger's plans at Arsenal Getty Images

Speaking during his pre-match press conference, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admitted he was surprised by the speed with which they were able to sign Shkodran Mustafi and Lucas Perez.

The duo joined the Gunners a few days before the summer transfer window closed but Wenger has said the deals were concluded earlier than he had expected.

"We were earlier than expected [on the two deals] with a quick turnaround on Saturday morning, when the window closed on the Wednesday," the Arsenal manager explained, according to The Mirror.

"Mustafi is a young centre-back and already has experience. Lucas Perez is an interesting striker who can score goals but can also provide assists. He has some interesting qualities."

The fans are filtering into the stadium before the big kick-off. After a fairly miserable opening day, there is a renewed sense of optimism around the Emirates.

Lucas Perez is, of course, a bit of an unknown quantity to British football fans. He enjoyed a breakthrough season last year and will be looking to build on that in the red of Arsenal. Can he do it? We're about to find out...

Arsenal fans outside the ground
Arsenal fans outside the ground Getty Images

Breaking team news:

Stoke City: Given; Cameron, Shawcross, M. Indi, Pieters; Whelan, Allen, Imbula; Walters, Bony, Arnautovic

Tottenham: Lloris; Walker, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Davies; Dier, Wanyama; Eriksen, Alli, Son; Kane

Harry Kane
Harry Kane (left) leads the line for Spurs today Getty Images

The arrival of Arsenal's new boys have brought a belated wave of optimism from Gunners fans.

Everyone, including Arsene Wenger, will be keen to see how they perform this afternoon.

Arsene Wenger
Wenger has decided to include his new signings Getty

Breaking teams news:

Arsenal will be thrilled, because both of their new boys start.

Breaking team news:

What managers say

Claude Puel: "Before signing for Southampton I spoke with him about the possibilities to coach in England. He said to me it would be a very good challenge to coach in England in the greatest championship in the world.

"It was important to sign for Southampton and to play against these managers. Arsene Wenger was my trainer during seven years at Monaco. It [is] a pleasure to see him on the other bench."

Claude Puel
Claude Puel succeeded Ronald Koeman at St Mary's. Getty

What Managers Say

Arsene Wenger: "[International breaks] are a little bit of a problem [for maintaining fluency], so I have to analyse how everybody came back, what kind of intensity they had to cope with and the fact as well that we play three days later again.

"Certainly, for some players, four games in 10 days plus the travelling is not really feasible at the top, top level. That's why you have a strong squad and I will focus on the players who could prepare properly for the game."

Arsene Wenger
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has been impressed by his new signings Getty Images


Southampton have an enviable record against the Gunners in recent times, beating them 4-0 at St.Mary's last year on boxing Day and following that up with a brilliant defensive performance at the Emirates, drawing the game 0-0.

The Saints have drawn two and lost one of their last three games and will be looking to recreate their past form against the North London club, who are yet to find their groove this season.


Arsenal come into the game on the back of their first win in the Premier League, against Watford, after a loss against Liverpool on the opening day and a 0-0 draw against Leicester City.

The mood is much better at the Emirates with the signing of two new players before deadline day, in the form of Shkodran Mustafi and Lucas Perez.

Both players are likely to make an appearance and the fans will be hoping that they can set the ground running from the outset, especially with other clubs around them tearing away in the race for the title.

Shkodran Mustafi
Shkodran Mustafi is poised to make his Arsenal debut this weekend Getty Images

We'll be primarily concentrating on the game at the Emirates this afternoon. Everyone will be keen to see who Arsene Wenger selects in his team.

But we'll also have updates from elsewhere around the country.

Good afternoon and welcome to IBTimes UK's coverage of the 3pm kick-offs in the Premier League.

Arsenal and Tottenham are both in action, along with many others. We'll have the all-important team news for you soon.