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Premier League full-times

Arsenal 3-1 Sunderland

Manchester United 0-0 West Ham United

Southampton 1-1 Aston Villa

Swansea 0-3 Leicester

Watford 2-0 Norwich

West Brom 1-1 Tottenham

Goal: Arsenal 3-1 Sunderland (Aaron Ramsey)

Chance for Sunderland. Patrick van Aanholt steals in but he clears the cross bar with his right foot. Fantastic chance.

Zarate with a free kick from the left and De Gea punches the ball clear and also makes contact with his own defender. Carl Jenkinson coming on for West Ham. A change that sense they are happy with a point.

Goal: Swansea 0-3 Leicester (Riyad Mahrez)

Giroud should have hit third of the game but Yedlin heads off the line. Arsenal much the better now.

Goal: Arsenal 2-1 Sunderland (Olivier Giroud)

The Gunners barely deserve it but they lead for a second time. Olivier Giroud glances a header in at the near post from a ball in from the left. Can Sunderland go again?

United go close at the other end. Martial plays the ball across and Fellaini is denied by an out-stretched arm from Adrian.

Petr Cech makes a cracking save right on the goal line as Fletcher comes in on the back post from a flicked on corner. The Scot collides with the post but he should be ok to continue.

Incredible chance for West Ham to take the lead. Carroll lays the ball on a plate for Zarate who is onside but he fires wide. That should have been it.

West Ham continuing to knock on the door at Old Trafford and De Gea comes to the home side's rescue when he saves from Zarate's effort. The home side have been very poor with Adrian barely required.

The game at Old Trafford, as the other five Premier League games, have restarted too.

Back under way in our featured game at the Emirates Stadium.

Premier League half-times

Arsenal 1-1 Sunderland

Manchester United 0-0 West Ham

Southampton 0-1 Villa

Swansea 0-2 Leicester

Watford 1-0 Norwich

West Brom 1-1 Tottenham

Goal: Arsenal 1-1 Sunderland (Olivier Giroud own goal)

The Blacks Cats level in stoppage time. Yann M'Villa whips a free-kick in and Giroud looking to cut it out can only stick out a left leg and divert the ball into the roof of the net.

Goal: Southampton 0-1 Aston Villa (Joleon Lescott)

Michael Carrick on for Morgan Schneiderlin at Old Trafford. Few chants of 'attack, attack, attack, attack, attack' from the home faithful. The visitors have been much the better it must be said.

Goal: West Brom 1-1 Tottenham (James McClean)

Victor Moses off with a hamstring injury and is replaced by Michail Antonio. Good chance to see the summer signing from Nottingham Forest in action.

Goal: Arsenal 1-0 Sunderland (Joel Campbell)

Joel Campbell scores his first goal at The Emirates as he slides beyond Pantilimon after being played in by Mesut Ozil. Simple goal after a poor start from the north Londoners.

Goal: Watford 1-0 Norwich (Troy Deeney)

Marouane Felliani should really be off. He leaves his studs in on James Tomkins with a really nasty challenge and leaves the Hammers defender floored. No punishment for the Belgian.

West Ham twice hit the post as Zarate hits the post after Smalling's clearance ricocheted against him, before Reid hits the woodwork himself from a subsequent corner. United living dangerously.

Goal: Swansea 0-2 Leicester (Riyad Mahrez)

Winston Reid makes a desperate block to keep Manchester United from taking the lead. Fellaini wins the knock-down and Martial reacts first but the Hammers skipper throws himself into the line of fire.

Goal: West Brom 0-1 Tottenham (Dele Alli)

Victor Moses should put West Ham ahead. David de Gea makes the save with his legs after the Nigerian scampered clear. Fantastic chance for the Hammers.

Sunderland are all over Arsenal in this opening ten minutes and they almost take the lead when Borini controls the ball in the area but Flamini directs the ball towards his own goal and Cech makes a fine low save.

Goal: Swansea 0-1 Leicester (Riyad Mahraz)

Sunderland may have set up defensively but they should be ahead. Fabio Borini goes through but he hits his shot straight at Petr Cech. Chances won't come easier than that.

Paddy McNair lashes the ball over the bar in the first opening for United. A shot, if nothing else, for the hosts.

Arsenal and Sunderland played out a dull goalless draw in the same fixture last season and you fancy the Black Cats are in desperate need of a similar result today. Sam Allardyce has selected a very defensive line-up so his expectations are clear.

West Ham United have won at Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester City and they travel to Old Trafford looking to add another scalp to that list. Slaven Bilic's side may be without Diafra Sakho this afternoon but if they can frustrate Manchester United they will go a long way towards claiming another unlikely win.

Full time at the Britannia Stadium where Stoke have beaten Manchester City, and among other things it signals the start of our build to the six 3pm kick-offs. Arsenal, Leicester and Manchester United could all go top this afternoon should results go their way. Elsewhere, Tottenham put their 13-game unbeaten run on the line at West Brom, Southampton host Aston Villa and Watford take on Norwich City in a game between the newly-promoted pair.

Entering the closing stages of the game at the Britannia Stadium, and from full-time that is when we will start to focus on the big 3pm kick-offs and all the subtext around them. Looks like we may have a new leaders by the end of the day.

Additional piece of team news from the Premier League is that Jamie Vardy is named in the Leicester team to face Watford as he goes in search of Joe Dunne's 12-game top flight consecutive scoring record.

Manchester United revert to a back four but it is further forward were the interest lies with Marouane Fellaini replacing Wayne Rooney. For West Ham, Mark Noble, Andy Carroll and Alex Song all return.

Amid Arsenal's injury problems, they are able to welcome one player in the form of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain after a hamstring problem. For Sunderland, Duncan Watmore leads the attack in the absence of Jermain Defoe.


Arsenal: Cech; Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal; Ramsey, Flamini; Campbell, Ozil, Oxlade-Chamberlain; Giroud.

Sunderland: Pantilimon, Yedlin, van Aanholt, Kaboul, O'Shea (c), Coates, Toivonen, M'Vila, Watmore, Borini, Fletcher.


Manchester United: De Gea, Darmian, McNair, Smalling, Blind, Schneiderlin, Schweinsteiger, Mata, Fellaini, Lingard, Martial.

West Ham: Adrian, Tomkins, Reid, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Song, Noble, Kouyate, Moses, Zarate, Carroll.

Our other featured game this afternoon is Manchester United vs West Ham, and here comes the team news before each eleven is revealed.

Captain Wayne Rooney and Marcos Rojo are both missing with ankle and should injuries while Ander Herrera and Phil Jones are also missing.

Diafra Sakho is again out this time with a thigh problem, which will not see him return until next year. Mark Noble and James Collins are back from suspension.

Teams are on their way but let us have a look at what we already know about some of the line-ups today, starting with Arsenal vs Sunderland.

The Gunners' injury list is well documented and Santi Cazorla is latest addition to it after he underwent surgery to correct a knee injury. Theo Walcott could return however.

For Sunderland, Jermain Defoe will miss the return to north London with a hamstring injury while Seb Larsson must see a specialist over a knee problem. Billy Jones returns from suspension.

As Manchester City toil at Stoke, time to begin the build-up to our 3pm kick-offs in the Premier League. Arsenal and Manchester United headline the fulcrum of the afternoon's games as they face Sunderland and West Ham. Both teams could finish the day top. Elsewhere, Jamie Vardy goes in search of a record-equalling 12th Premier League goal. It could be another thrilling day in the top flight and all the goals as they go in are right here. Teams news on the way from Arsenal and United on the way.