6:13: West Ham United pick up another three points that lifts them up to seventh in the Premier League table. Queens Park Rangers sit bottom after their fifth loss of the season, level on points with Newcastle United and Burnley but with a worse goal difference.

Chelsea's 2-0 win over Arsenal saw them open up a five point gap at the top of the Premier League, while Manchester United climbed into fourth place thanks to their first consecutive victory of the season - a 2-1 win over Everton. Tottenham have climbed above their north London rivals into sixth place after a 1-0 win over Southampton who remain where they started the day in third.


West Ham United 2-0 Queens Park Rangers

5:40: West Ham the ball in the back of the net again but it won't count. Rob Green coolly passes his goal kick out to Valencia who slots home from six yards out, but it will be chalked off as the West Ham forward was not 10 yards away from the ball when the goal kick was taken

5:36: West Ham double their lead! It is probably the ugliest goal you'll see this weekend but Hammers' fans won't mind. The ball breaks to James Tomkins inside the box who tries to hit a half volley after the ball drops over his shoulder. He doesn't quite manage that, but his miscued effort floats over to Sakho who is unmarked to head home from five yards out.

Goal! West Ham 2-0 QPR (Diafra Sakho, 58)

5:24: Harry introduced Bobby Zamora for this second half and it looks to have provided a lift for the away side. Leroy Fer brings the ball up from midfield before finding Zamora's whose excellent cross finds Charlie Austin, but his shot is fired wide.

5:15: Looking back on the incident that saw West Ham take the lead in the first half, it does appear Enner Valencia handled the ball as the corner came in but before it deflected off Nedum Onouha. It didn't do too much to change the direction or the flight of the ball, but Harry Redknapp and QPR fans are still likely to be a bit miffed.


4:27: Cracking start from West Ham as they take the lead. Stewart Downing's corner causes havoc in the box, taking a nick off the Nedum Onuoha before rolling into the back of the net. Rob Green appeals for a hand ball but the referee is not interested.

Goal! West Ham United 1-0 QPR (Nedum Onuoha OG, 4)


West Ham: Adrian, Jenkinson, Tomkins, Reid, Cresswell, Song, Amalfitano, Downing, Zarate, Sakho, Valencia.

QPR: Green, Onuoha, Ferdinand, Caulker, Traore, Sandro, Henry, Fer, Hoilett, Kranjcar, Austin.

4:18: Not much point in doing anything else today, we are minutes away from the final game of the afternoon with our attention turning to West Ham United v QPR.

4:15: Arsene Wenger is now 12 Premier League games without a win against his great nemesis Jose Mourinho. A resolute defence combined with an incisive attack have seen Chelsea secure all three points this afternoon. Arsenal were not necessarily poor here today, but the tremendous gulf in class between the two was enough to ensure a fairly comfortable victory.


Chelsea 2-0 Arsenal

4:11: Wllian sprays a pass wide to Ivanovic who slides a perfectly timed ball across the face of goal for Costa, but the striker shanks his effort over the bar from a couple of yards out! The offside flag did go up, but that won't spare his blushes completely.

4:09: Rosicky loses out to Fabregas near the touchline but the Spaniard is then felled by a crunching challenge from Welbeck. It's late, high and he has two feet of the ground, but is only shown a yellow card. Lucky break for the Gunners forward.

4:07: Oscar comes off to a round of applause to be replaced by Willian.

4:03: Ozil's afternoon summed up in one motion; failing to control the ball out near the touchline to hand Chelsea a throw in.

4:01: Jack Wilshere is off, not looking too happy about it either, to be replaced by Tomas Rosicky.


Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 Southampton

3:58: Jose Mourinho looks to had undone Wenger again. As another Arsenal attack is broken down Chelsea move the ball forward to Fabregas who clips a wonderful pass up to Costa, who is again the only man forward. The striker has a yard on Koscielny, takes the ball down on his chest and lifts it over the onrushing Szczesny into the back of the net.

Goal! Chelsea 2-0 Arsenal (Diego Costa, 77)

3:54: Hazard close to adding a second! Arsenal sustained pressure breaks and the ball is lumped up towards Costa, who is on his own up there surrounded by three defenders. He does brilliantly to advance into the box, stepping away from Mertesacker before sliding a perfectly weighted pass into Hazard who has sprinted into the six yard area. He takes a touch to take it away from Koscielny but gets too much power on his shot and lashes it over.

3:52: Arsenal try to pick their way through down the left but Ivanovic steps in and sweeps it clear, but only as far as Chambers on the opposite side of the box. The full back takes the ball down and lashes a shot for goal but it is never troubling Cech and goes over.

3:49: It's Santi Cazorla who comes off for Oxlade-Chamberlain. He is as surprised at that decision as we are. Mourinho meanwhile has brought on John Obi Mikel for Schurrle in the clearest indication that he is happy to sit back now.

3:48: Cazorla turns his man just outside the box and shoots but Schurrle is on the scene to make the block.

3:45: Andre Schurrle is booked for an earlier challenge after an advantage was played. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is ready to come on and could replace Ozil who has again been woefully ineffective today.

3:44: Was that a handball by Cesc Fabregas? Arsenal certainly thing so. Jack Wilshere curls as wicked effort on goal but it's deflected wide by Fabregas who leapt across the shot to make the block. Replays show it did hit the Spaniard's hand, but all the Gunners get is a corner which comes to nothing.

3:41: Over in north London, Tottenham want a penalty after Emmanuel Adebayor is felled by Ryan Bertrand after being threaded through by Lamela. The referee is unconvinced, however, perhaps due to the manner in which the striker collapsed to the floor.

3:40: Hazard skips past Cazorla with ridiculous ease and heads towards goal again. This time he slides a ball out wide for the onrushing Schurrle but his cross is overhit after the Belgian had continued his run into the box.

3:37: Hazard again causing Arsenal huge problems. Marauding down the left, he skips past Chambers and drills a ball across goal. Flamini gets to it, but almost diverts it past his own goalkeeper! Szczesny reacts well however and turns it around a for a corner, which he comfortably collects after Fabregas' delivery.

3:32: Arsenal trying to pick their way through but Chelsea are just too strong at the back with Ozil's latest effort to work something coming to nothing. A long ball is punted up to Costa in hope more than anything that Szczesny comes out to clear, but he causes a moment of panic when he pings it off the the Spain international. Fortunately for the Gunners however, it doesn't fall for the Chelsea striker.

3:29: Arsenal doing a bit better in this half. Sanchez, unable to creep towards the byline, cuts inside and plays a ball across the edge of the box that Wilshere steps over, leaving it for Cazorla. The Spaniard has a split second to get his shot away but dut drives it wide of the post.

3:28: Replays show Flamini catching Costa in the face with a stray elbow. He may regret that.

3:26: Welbeck, who barely got a touch in the first half, is inches away from latching onto the ball after a neat one two with Cazorla on the edge of the box.

3:24: And Arsenal get us started for the second half.


Chelsea 1-0 Arsenal

3:08: Arsenal probe in front of the Chelsea box but when Ozil does eventually find half a yard of space inside the box he takes far too long deciding what to do with it and Chelsea clear.

3:06: Fabregas takes the free kick but it is a poor one driven straight into the wall and cleared.

3:05: Hazard bends a splendid ball out to the left where Schurrle is in space. He cuts inside but is blocked from entering the box by Chambers. Free kick for Chelsea on the left hand side of the box.

3:03: Chelsea are probing for a second before half time and Arsenal are finding it hard to get the ball clear. Koscielny eventually manages it, reading a Fabregas pass excellently and launches a counter through Sanchez, but it doesn't last long. Chelsea come again.

3:01: Half time at White Hart Lane but there are still five minutes plus what is expected to be a decent amount of injury time left to be played at Stamford Bridge.


Tottenham 1-0 Southampton

2:58: Oscar and Koscielny go down in a heap after an ugly collision in the air. The Frenchman looks to have got the worst of it and there's is another delay in a game that was late kicking off anyway.

2:55: Chelsea confirm that an ambulance has been sent for to take Thiabaut Courtois to hospital after that earlier knock.

2:51: Great chance for Arsenal! The Gunners carve Chelsea open, spraying a ball wide to Ozil on the left where Ivanovic has gone AWOL. The German's ball into the middle to Wilshere is perfectly weighted. The midfielder has the whole goal to aim at but his first touch is awful, giving Cech time to scamper out and collect the ball.

2:48: Hazard steps up, gives Szczesny the eyes and rolls the ball into the corner, sending the Gunners 'keeper the wrong way.

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

2:48: Spurs take the lead! Adebayor goes on a good run down the left before looking inside for Nacer Chadli. With the shot not on for him, he lays the ball off to Eriksen on the edge of the penalty area he drives a low shot into the bottom corner.

Tottenham 1-0 Southampton (Christian Eriksen, 40)

2:47: Outstanding for Hazard who changes gear and skips past challenges from Flamini and Chambers before he is tripped by Koscielny in the box. The Frenchman is booked and Chelsea can put themselves ahead from the spot.

PENALTY - Chelsea

2:44: Calum Chambers picks up his fifth yellow card of the season for tripping Hazard after being left to deal witht he Belgian on his own by Ozil.

2:40: This fairly dull game is brightened up when Arsene Wenger squares up to Jose Mourinho on the sidelines! It was an ugly challenge from Gary Cahill and Sanchez that sparked it but while the players were busy getting on with it the managers were nose to nose, with Wenger shoving his Chelsea counterpart who responded by pulling his tie. Absolute scenes.

2:36: Hazard is fouled by Gibbs and Chelsea win the free kick which Fabregas stands over about 35 yards out from goal. He aims it in towards Matic but his header isn't a convincing one with the lineman's flag up anyway.

2:33: Petr Cech starts warming up but it looks like he won't be needed; Courtois is up and looks okay to continue.

2:32: Moment of concern for Thibaut Courtois who goes down after being caught by Sanchez. Chambers clips a lovely ball down in from the right channel for the Chilean to race onto. The Chelsea 'keeper reacts sharply and is out to meet the ball ahead of the Chilean but appears to get a knee to the gob for his trouble. The offside is (wrongly) raised anyway, but Courtois will need some treatment.

2:30: Southampton fahsion a great chance to test Lloris in goal but get their wires crossed. Mane finds Morgan Schneiderlin 12 yards out from goal but just as he is winding his leg back to shoot, Graziano Pelle scampers across his path and gets in the way.

2:26: Better from Arsenal, who have found a foothold in this game for the first time, moving the ball around nicely with Welbeck looking to stretch the backline.

2:23: Sanchez has a crack from 25 yards out after finding half a yard of space but it isn't troubling Courtois.

2:21: No chances for either side yet but the game has started at a frenetic pace with Chelsea showing the greater intensity in the early stages, forcing the Gunners to pass back to Szczesny who hoofs a clearance away.

2:19: And we are almost ready to get going at Stamford Bridge. Across the city at White Hart Lane it is still 0-0 between Tottenham and Southampton but the visiting side have perhaps started the brighter of the two.

BREAKING: Kick off at Stamford Bridge has been delayed by 15 minutes. Police have stopped Arsenal fans from entering the stadium after flares were let off outside the Gunners' end.


Chelsea: Courtois, Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry Azpilicueta, Matic, Fabregas, Schurrle, Oscar, Hazard, Costa.

Arsenal: Szczesny, Chambers, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs, Wilshere, Flamini, Cazorla, Ozil, Sanchez, Welbeck

TEAM NEWS: Jack Wilshere returns to the starting line up with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain dropping to the bench. Cesar Azpilicueta comes back in at left back after being rested midweek while Cesc Fabregas lines up against the club he used to captain.

1:58: And that's it! Radamel's first goal for Manchester United and a string of stunning saves from David de Gea have seen Louis van Gaal secure back to back wins at Old Trafford. Unheard of! Our focus now shifts to Stamford Bridge where Jose Mourinho's Chelsea host Arsenal.


Manchester United 2-1 Everton

1:55: Baines swings in another corner , finding Lukaku at the near post, but under pressure from Rojo he heads over.

1:54: John Stones suffered a knock in that melee and has had to leave the pitch in a stretcher.

1:52: De Gea saves United again! Baines' delivery is excellent again and the ball breaks to Barry whose effort is blocked by a diving Blackett. The ball only gets as far as Oviedo on the edge of the area who slams a half volley on goal only for the United to make another incredible save to keep it out, palming it over the bar with a one handed save.

1:51: Baines has a free kick in a position from where he supplied his side's goal earlier in this game after a foul from James Wilson.

1:50: What a save from De Gea! Everton cut United to pieces with a neat passing move involving Naismith and Lukaku, freeing Osman inside the area. He fires towards the bottom corner but the United goalkeeper makes a magnificent stop, getting a strong hand to it and batting it from danger.

1:48: Di Maria races towards goal and frees van Persie after Stones' is caught out of position. Cutting in from the left tghe Dutchman has the chance to shoot but Stones makes an excellent recovery challenge.

1:45: Everton pressing for an equaliser. Rafael is forced to make an important clearing header with Naismith lurking. The corner is nodded down to Osman from 12 yards out and he hammers it towards goal, but De Gea reads it all the way and collects the ball.

1:42: Wilson can only half clear an awkward cross in from the right. The ball falls to Oviedo but his ball towards the far post is over hit.

1:41: Blackett bursts down the left and slips a clever ball back to Mata on the edge of the area. The Spaniard is slow to react to the pass however and has his pocket picked by Oviedo. Mata tries to win the ball back but concedes the free kick and is perhaps lucky to avoid a booking.

1:37: United make their final change too with Fellaini coming on for Valencia. Di Maria clips that free kick into the near post but Everton react first and clear.

1:36: A couple of changes from Roberto Martinez as Osman comes on for McGeady and Browning cups on for Hibbert. Moments later Robin van Persie wins a free kick out on the inside right channel after skipping away from Jagielka.

1:35: McGeady swings a ball into the box but McNair again gets their first aheasd of Lukaku and Blackett hoofs the loose ball clear.

1:32: Falcao's afternoon is over, he is replaced by James Wilson who comes on to make his first league appearance of the season.

1:31: Blackett slots in at left back, leaving Rojo to continue at centre half.

1:30: Tyler Blackett will come on for the injured Shaw while James Wilson looks like he will join him in a few minutes.

1:26: Luke Shaw looked like he was struggling with an injury but seemed to be operating a bit more freely in the last few minutes. He has gone down again however and the physio has indicated a change will be needed.

1:23: Change for Everton as Bryan Oviedo, who scored the winner here last season, comes on for Pienaar.

1:21: Falcao is off the mark! Valencia works the ball across field for Di Maria, who hits a fairly poor effort on goal. Falcao gambles on it however, holding his line brilliantly before springing on the loose ball and lifting it into the back of the net.

Goal! Manchester United 2-1 Everton (Radamel Falcao, 61)

1:18: Falcao clears off the line! He isn't having much up luck front today but he's perfectly positioned at the back post to nod Jagielka's effort away and save his side from falling behind.

1:17: Everton look like they fancy a second now. Naismith breaks into space but his low cross is cleared for a corner.

1:14: Everton are level! Baines plays a neat one two with the man ahead of him before swinging a sublime cross into the box from the left. It's a perfect delivery and it's a simple job for Naismith to power a header past De Gea.

Goal! Manchester United 1-1 Everton (Steven Naismith, 55)

1:09: It still won't go in for Falcao! Luke Shaw does well down the left left, beating his man and reaching the byline before cutting it back to the Colombian. He takes a touch and hits towards goal, only for Stones to make a crucial block.

1:06: And another chance for Falcao! Di Maria's corner comes back to him, allowing the Argentine to creep inside before whipping a ball in towards the back post. It takes a slight deflection that takes it an inch away from Falcao's boot and the chance is gone.

1:04: Everton get started with a neat move down the left by a short lay off from Naismith sees it break down. United bring the ball upfield, once again looking for Di Maria whose excellent cross almost finds Falcao whose attempted header forces a corner.

1:02: And Everton are just about ready to get us back underway for the second half.

12:56: David de Gea has maintained Manchester United's 1-0 lead with a penalty save from Leighton Baines in the dying seconds of the first half. It was the first time the England full back has failed to convert from the spot in the Premier League. While neither Robin van Persie or Radamel Falcao have really come to life in this game, Angel di Maria has once again been at the heart of every good United have produced, with Daley Blind excelling at the base of midfield.


Manchester United 1-0 Everton

12:48: Tony Hibbet is quickest to react to a neat back heel into the box and gets to the ball before Luke Shaw who clatters into the back of the Everton full back. The referee has no hesitation and points straight to the spot. Can Leighton Baines extend his flawless penalty record? No! David de Gea gets down to his right and gets a firm hand to the ball. United clear and the referee blows for half time!

SAVED! David De Gea

PENALTY - Everton

12:44: Rafael has enjoyed an excellent first half for United. He's proved to be a decent outlet down the right and has dilligently tracked back whenever Everton get the ball back, his latest effort seeing him win the ball from Pienaar with an excellent challenge.

12:42: United win another corner that Di Maria whips in from the left. Falcao makes an excellent run across the box but doesn't get the right connection on the ball, shinning it over the bar.

12:41: Half a chance for Lukaku who peels of Rojo but fires wide of De Gea's right hand post.

12:40: United again work a short corner that eventually is swung in deep into the box. It's a difficult one for van Persie to bring down and an even more difficult one to try and volley, but he tries it anyway. It's off target and Everton have the goal kick.

12:38: Van Persie breaks into the box but Phil Jagielka times his tackle well and forces a corner.

12:35: Everton fashion half a chance from a corner. Baines whips and Lukaku appears to get his head to it but can't get any direction on it. Naismith can't get there and it is cleared, but only as far as Baines. He whips it in again but McNair does well to clear.

12:32: Daley Blind slides in to try and intercept from Naismith's pass but just catches the Everton forward and becomes the latest player to be shown a yellow card.

12:31: United win a free kick after Juan Mata is cynically blocked off. Di Maria unsurprisingly fancies it and lashes one over the wall that takes a deflection off Naismith, forcing Howard to leap across goal and make a decent save.

12:29: United take the lead! Rafael breaks down the right and swings a ball into the box that is only half cleared by Jagielka. Mata picks up the pieces and slides a ball across goal to Di Maria who curls a sweet strike into the corner of the net.

Goal! Manchester United 1-0 Everton (Angel di Maria, 26)

12:26: Rafael picks the pocket of Pienaar but the South African stops the counter with a trip and is shown a yellow card.

12:25: United work a short corner but it doesn't really come to anything, eventually falling to Blind on the edge of the box who lashes a wild effort over the bar.

12:23: Valencia wins the ball out on the right and immediately looks infield for van Persie. He slides it to Di Maria who tries his luck wirh a dipping effort from 30 yards but it flies over the bar via a couple of deflections. United corner.

12:22: It's been a fiesty start to this match but with some real moments of quality too. Daley Blind is the latest to get a ticking off from the referee following a late sliding challenge on Naismith.

12:19: Sublime build up from United. Falcao shields off an Everton defender, allowing Shaw to clip a decent ball up the channel Di Maria. The Argentine clips it in beautifully with a first time flick straight into the path of Falcao, but he scuffs a right footed shot well wide.

12:16: Falcao drops deep and receives a ball from Di Maria but has his trailing leg clipped by Besic, who will join van Persie in the referee's book.

12:14: A poor first touch from Juan Mata (!) sees another chance for United pass by. Blind lifts a ball into the box where the Spaniard has peeled away from his man. He shapes to hit it first time with a right footed volley but appears to get caught in two minds and the ball gets away from him as he tries to bring it under control

12:12: Di Maria receives the ball from Blind and tries his luck from about 30 yards out, only to see it charged down by Barry.

12:09: Robin van Persie wins the ball but is dispossessed in the centre circle and slides in from behind on Gareth Barry in an attempt to win the ball. He doesn't, and the United skipper is shown a yellow card.

12:07: Everton win a free kick but it's quickly wasted, allowing United to counter. Blind switches the play from right to left, finding Di Maria in space. He swings an iniviting ball into the box where van Persie has made a smart run he can't keep his effort down.

12:05: First chance of the game comes to Falcao! Luke Shaw brings the ball forward down the left and clips an excellent cross into the Colombian inside the six yard area. He meets it with a diving header but Howard follows it all the way and saves.

12:03: Paddy McNair given his first test of the afternoon against Romelu Lukaku, whose taken up a central position to take on the Northern Irishman. The youngster copes well though, shielding the ball well and sliding it back to De Gea.

12:02: United have barely touched the ball in the opening two minutes. Everton have kept hold of it well.

12:00: And Manchester United get us underway for the first half.

11:54: Everton aren't long back from a 2000 trip to Russian where they drew 1-1 with Krasnodar on Thursday. Roberto Martinez made five changes for that game has recalled many of those who played against Liverpool last week.

11:48: Radamel Falcao starts for United this afternoon, can he score his first goal for the club? Louis van Gaal hopes his developing partnership with Robin van Persie can ensure that.

Yes [the relationship between Robin van Persie and Falcao] has to be growing but they are playing very good together, they make goals and that is also important I think. It shall be better after a while, because also that needs time." [via BT Sport]


Man Utd: De Gea; Rafael, McNair, Rojo, Shaw; Blind; Valencia, Di Maria; Mata; Falcao, van Persie.

Everton: Howard, Hibbert, Jagielka (c), Stones, Baines, Barry, Besic, Pienaar, McGeady, Naismith, Lukaku.

TEAM NEWS - Manchester United: Juan Mata steps into the no. 10 role in the absence of Rooney, with Antonio Valencia coming in for the injured Herrera. As mentioned, McNair keeps his place alongside Marcos Rojo. With no Rooney and Darren Fletcher not in the starting XI? who is captaining United today? We will have to wait and see.

TEAM NEWS - Everton: Steven Pienaar is back in the starting line up for the first time since the 2-2 draw with Arsenal in August, but that's about as good as the news gets for the Toffees. Roberto Martinez is still without Sylvain Distin, Seamus Coleman, James McCarthy and Kevin Mirallas who are all injured.

11:30: Manchester United are without the suspended Wayne Rooney this afternoon as well another eight members of their first team squad who are still recovering from injury, including Ander Herrera who suffered a fractured rib against West Ham United last time out.

11:15: There is an early start today as Manchester United and Everton get underway at 12:00pm (BST). I could bombard you with cliches about there being plenty of goals in this one, I'd probably be right too, as well. Everton, alongside Newcastle United have conceded the most goals in the league this season - 14 in six games - while Manchester United's defensive problems need no explanation with youngster Paddy McNair once again coming in to supplement a never-ending spate of injuries at Old Trafford.

There will be just enough time to catch your breath before Chelsea and Arsenal get underway at 2:00pm (BST) while Mauricio Pochettino takes on his former employers Southampton at White Hart Lane. Our focus will then shift to Upton Park where Harry Redknapp takes his QPR side to take on one of his many former clubs in West Ham United.

We will have all your teams news coming your way shortly.

Looking back on the incident that saw West Ham take the lead in the first half, it does appear Enner Valencia handled the ball as the corner came in but before it deflected off Nedum Onouha. It didn't do too much to change the direction or the flight of the ball, but Harry Redknapp and QPR fans are still likely to be a bit miffed.