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Saturday fixtures:

FT: Watford 3-2 Everton

FT: Arsenal 3-1 Stoke City

FT: Burnley 3-2 Bournemouth

FT: Hull City 3-3 Crystal Palace

FT: Swansea City 3-0 Sunderland

5:30pm: Leicester City vs Manchester City

Well that brings an end to our live coverage of the Premier League for another day. We're back with coverage of all four matches from the top flight tomorrow, including Manchester United vs Tottenham. But until then, goodbye.

Full time in all four 3pm kick-offs in the Premier League, and much to discuss.

Arsenal go top of the Premier League after beating Stoke 3-1 at The Emirates Stadium. Charlie Adam put the visitors ahead from the spot, but Theo Walcott, Mesut Ozil and Alex Iwobi ensure that the Gunners go top for at least 24 hours before Chelsea face West Brom.

At the KCOM Stadium, Hull and Crystal Palace shared a six-goal thriller with Frazier Campbell grabbing a late point for the visitors. The Tigers had earlier taken the lead on three seperate occasions.

Swansea moved off the bottom of the Premier League after sweeping aside Sunderland. Fernando Llorente struck twice after Gylfi Sigurdsson's penalty had broken the deadlock amid a deluge of rain in south Wales.

Finally, Burnley hung on to ensure that Eddie Howe's return to Turf Moor with Bournemouth ended in defeat. Jeff Hendrick scored an early goal of the season contender in the first half and despite goals from Benik Afobe and Chalie daniels Sean Dyche's side prevailed.

Goal: Burnley 3-2 Bournemouth (Charlie Daniels)

Goal: Hull City 3-3 Crystal Palace (Frazier Campbell)

Jason Puncheon crosses and Campbell, formerly of Hull of course, turns it in. Is there time for any more goals?

Goal ruled out at Turf Moor as Benik Afobe smashes the ball in after controlling it with his hand. But that isn't the end of the goals this afternoon.....

Arsenal are going top of the Premier League as things stands but they almost give themselves some insurance as Walcott goes through numerous challenges before Grant sticks out an arm to deny him.

Goal: Swansea 3-0 Sunderland (Fernando Llorente)

Goal: Hull City 3-2 Crystal Palace (Jake Livermore)

Goal: Burnley 3-1 Bournemouth (George Boyd)

Goal: Arsenal 3-1 Stoke (Alex Iwobi)

Game, set and match for Arsenal. Sanchez turns inside and is fouled but Iwobi, who has just come on, latches onto the loose ball drives into the box and steers past Grant.

Peter Crouch is on for Stoke and he almost has an immediate impact. A corner swung in from the right finds the ex-England forward whose bullet header is somehow kept out by Cech.

Goal: Hull City 2-2 Crystal Palace (Adama Diomande)

Goal: Hull City 1-2 Crystal Palace (Wilfried Zaha)

Mesut Ozil's guile was there for all to see as he gave Arsenal the lead for the first time.

Mesut Ozil
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Theo Walcott celebrates drawing Arsenal level before half time.

Theo Walcott
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Goal: Swansea 2-0 Sunderland (Fernando Llorente)

Goal: Hull City 1-1 Crystal Palace (Christian Benteke)

Goal: Swansea 1-0 Sunderland (Gylfi Sigurdsson)

Goal: Arsenal 2-1 Stoke City (Mesut Ozil)

Delightful goal for Arsenal and Mesut Ozil. A floated ball forward sees Ozil break the offside trap but instead of bringing the ball down he heads it first time over the oncoming Lee Grant and into an empty net.

Muniesa is down after taking an awkward fall while going for a high ball with Koscielny. The Spaniard is receiving treatment but despite getting to his feet his afternoon looks over.

First opportunity of the second half goes to Arsenal as Hector Bellerin wastefully lashed over from a wide-right position.

Back underway at The Emirates Stadium. Stoke have not won at Arsenal since 1981 but they have fare chance here.

Half time in all four games across the country in the Premier League. Arsenal have level with Stoke in our featured game after Theo Walcott cancelled out Charlie Adam's penalty.

Elsewhere, Hull City lead Crystal Palace through Robert Snodgrass' penalty, Burnley lead Bournemouth and Swansea and Sunderland are locked at 0-0.

Goal: Burnley 2-1 Bournemouth (Benik Afobe)

Landmark goal for Walcott on his 250th Premier League appearance.

Goal: Arsenal 1-1 Stoke City (Theo Walcott)

Arsenal threaten for the first time in this game and they level with a superb worked goal. A long passing move ends when Bellerin is released down the right and his cross is poked home at the near post by Walcott, who scored his 10th of the season.

Charlie Adam celebrates putting Stoke ahead at Arsenal from the penalty spot.

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Some good humoured chanting from those travelling Stoke fans. Mr Wenger has historically not been particularly kind about their approach.

Shkrodran Mutafi has added to Arsenal's problems after going off injured.

Shkrodran Mutafi.
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Plenty to discuss regarding that penalty conceded by Xhaka. You have to wonder how much intent there was in the challenge as Allen appeared to walk into his swinging elbow. Nevertheless, it was a nasty blow as referee Mason had no doubt before awarding the spot kick.

Goal: Arsenal 0-1 Stoke City (Charlie Adam)

It's all going off at The Emirates Stadium. Stoke win a penalty when Granit Xhaka turns and elbows Joe Allen in the face after winning a tackle in the box. Lee Mason has no hesitation in pointing to the spot and after a long delay as Allen is treated for his injuries, Charlie Adam slides the ball home with ease.

Penalty for Stoke City

Goal: Hull City 1-0 Crystal Palace (Robert Snodgrass)

Alan Pardew will be fuming as Snodgrass flicks his legs back to intimate a foul by Scott Dann and the referee points to the spot. Snodgrass, the villain of the piece, steps up and finds the net.

Penalty for Hull City

More problems with Arsenal with Shkodran Mutafi going off with the hamstring injury, forcing Hector Bellerin's comeback after six games out, to be brought forward.

The chances keep coming for Stoke. Arnautovic peels away from Koscielny, turns and pulls the ball back to Joe Allen to takes it on first time but his effort drifts wide of goal. That was a very decent opportunity for the visitors.

Goal: Burnley 2-0 Bournemouth (Stephen Ward)

Artur Boruc parries Ben Mee's header but Stephen Ward is on hand to poke home a second for the hosts.

Goal: Burnley 1-0 Bournemouth (Jeff Hendrick)

The Clarets take the lead over their former manager as Jeff Hendrick nets his second since moving from derby in the summer, controlling the ball over his shoulder and volleying from outside the box.

Stoke have started well at The Emirates with Xherdan Shaqiri a constant threat.

Xherdan Shaqiri
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Lee Grant continues to deputise for Jack Butland and he is put under immediate pressure by Alexis Sanchez, who blocks a goal-kick behind goal. The Chilean is absolutely relentless - no sign of him giving up on Arsenal.

The Potters are not here to make up the numbers and on the break they almost take the lead. Arnautovic leaves Arsenal stretched down the right and his cross finds Xherdan Shaqiri who controls the ball but rejects the chance to shoot and the chance is gone.

Stoke City almost take a shock lead at The Emirates. A left-wing corner is cleared as far as Marc Muniesa who lashes a volley goalwards and forces Petr Cech to backpedal as he watched the ball sail over. So close for the Spaniard.

Players out at The Emirates and across the country in the Premier League. Updates from all four matches on the way.

Arsenal vs Stoke
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A word on tomorrow's action, when there are four games. We start with Chelsea vs West Brom at midday, before Manchester United host Tottenham and Southampton take on Middlesbrough. Liverpool vs West Ham rounds off the action in the late kick-off. The Christmas shopping can wait one more day.

It doesn't take an inquisitive Father Christmas to guess what is top of Arsenal fans' list during this festive period. Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil are threatening to become the latest players to leave the Gunners amid a contract wrangle. Arsene Wenger insists they won't be sold before their deals expire in 2018, but surely the club must cash in on players they could recoup several millions for.

Arsene Wenger

Full time from Vicarage Road where Watford have claimed their first ever Premier League win over Everton. Stefano Okaka and Sebastian Prodl did the damage, despite Romelu Lukaku netting a double. Not a bad way to kick off the day.

Let's add some meat to the bones of that team news from The Emirates. Six changes in all for Arsenal who recall Petr Cech in goal, Nacho Monreal at left-back and Francis Coquelin in midfield. Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain also return.

Just one alteration for Stoke and that sees Joe Allen, who was previously held back for a return from suspension against Burnley, comes in for Jonathan Walters.

Back to what is turning into quite a game at Vicarage Road, where Romelu Lukaku has given Everton hope with a late header. The Merseysiders are back to 3-2 heading into added on time.

And finally, Hull City vs Crystal Palace....

🔶◾️ | Here’s the @HullCity team to face @CPFC in today’s @PremierLeague clash at the KCOM Stadium #HULCRY

— Hull City (@HullCity) December 10, 2016

Here's the #CPFC team to face @HullCity...#HULCRY 🔴🔵

— Crystal Palace F.C. (@CPFC) December 10, 2016

Now onto Swansea vs Sunderland..


Here's how the #Swans will line up against @SunderlandAFC this afternoon...#SWASUN

— Swansea City AFC (@SwansOfficial) December 10, 2016

📝 David Moyes has been forced to make one change to his starting XI v @SwansOfficial today #SWASUN

— Sunderland AFC (@SunderlandAFC) December 10, 2016

Here are the teams from our other Premier League matches, starting with Burnley against Bournemouth.

Here's how the Clarets line-up against @afcbournemouth at Turf Moor today:

— Burnley FC (@BurnleyOfficial) December 10, 2016


TEAM NEWS: Afobe, Fraser and Daniels all start in our @premierleague game at @BurnleyOfficial. Wilshere and King on the bench.#afcb 🍒

— AFC Bournemouth 🍒 (@afcbournemouth) December 10, 2016

Meanwhile, just one change for Stoke from the win over Burnley.

Six changes for Arsenal from the win at Basel.

Stoke have arrived in good time at The Emirates.

Arsenal will be hoping this is not a sign of their Christmas fortunes. Looks a bit sad doesn't it?

Two headed goals either side of the hour mark has put Watford 3-1 to the good over woeful Everton. Sebastian Prodl nodded home the first before Okaka netted his second with a near-post flick. More problems for Ronald Koeman.

The eagle-eyed among you will have noticed we already have one Premier League game underway. Watford are hosting Everton in the opening game of the day. Stefano Okaka's tidy finish has drawn the Hornets level, after Romelu Lukaku's opener. Around 55 minutes gone at Vicarage Road.

Stefano Okaka
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Mathieu Debuchy, Per Mertesacker, Danny Welbeck and Santi Cazorla are the only absentees for Arsenal, who could welcome back Hector Bellerin after an ankle injury. Francis Coquelin is available again after his suspension in mid-week.

Bruno Martins Indi and Marko Arnautovic are available for Stoke but defender Ryan Shawcross is struggling with a calf problem. Geoff Cameron is a long-term absentee with a knee problem.

We're still around 90 minutes from kick-off at The Emirates and across the country. With the teams expected to be confirmed at the top of the hour, let's have a look at how Arsenal and Stoke may line up in our featured game....

Following a week where even finishing top of their Champions League group was overshadowed by the uncertain future of Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil, Arsene Wenger will be delighted to return to matters on the field as Arsenal resume their campaign against Stoke City.

The Gunners can top the Premier League for at least around 24 hours if they claim a healthy win over a Stoke side who have endured a helter-skelter start to the campaign which has sees them with the second worst defensive record in the top flight.

The game at The Emirates Stadium is one of four games to get your teeth into this Saturday afternoon. The bottom three in the top flight are all involved, including Swansea, who are 18th, and bottom club Sunderland facing off in south wales.

All the team news and build-up ahead of the four matches, including out featured game Arsenal vs Stoke, on the way.