Tuesday's results: Manchester United 2-1 Stoke City – Leicester City 1-3 Liverpool – Burnley 1-1 Newcastle United – Swansea 2-0 QPR – West Brom 1-2 West Ham – Crystal Palace 0-1 Aston Villa
Crystal Palace 0-1 Aston Villa
West Brom 1-2 West Ham
9:50: Palace are desperately chasing an equaliser but three of their players pass up the opportunity to deliver one. Zaha rolls his man on the edge of the box and slides an inviting ball across the box but neither Jedinak, Bolasie or Campbell can reach it from yards out.
9:47: Adrian saves West Ham! Anichebe works a yard of space for himself inside the box and drives a low effort on goal from close range, only to be denied by the outstretched foot of the Spanish goalkeeper.
9:45: Somehow, Manchester United hang on after a frantic conclusion at Old Trafford against Stoke City. Juan Mata's cross found its way into the back of the net to restore the home side's lead but once again David de Gea was called upon to save them in the dying minutes of the game.
The Spaniard first denied Mame Biram Diouf from point blank range before leaping off his line moments later to block Arnautovic's effort. The ball then broke to Diouf again only for Ashley Young to deny him with an extraordinary block. That's four wins on the trot now for Louis van Gaal's side by they were given an awful fright at the end of this evening's match.
Liverpool have climbed back into the top half of the table after a 3-1 win over Leicester City, who remain rooted at the foot of the table. Goals from Adam Lallana, Steven Gerrard and Jordan Henderson got them the three points.
Newcastle's unbeaten run continues after rescuing a point against Burnley, while QPR's miserable form continues despite the efforts of Rob Green, whose resistance was eventually broken by Swansea City.
9:40: We are into the final 10 minutes of action at Selhurst Park and the Hawthorns where both home sides are trailing. Aston Villa and West Ham United are closing in on three points.
Manchester United 2-1 Stoke City
Swansea 2-0 QPR
Leicester City 1-3 Liverpool
Burnley 1-1 Newcastle
9:36: United clear off the line! Two brilliant chances for Stoke as they launch the ball into the box which falls to Arnautovic. From five yards out he shoots but De Gea is out to make another stunning save. The ball then breaks to Diouf who has the goal at his mercy but is denied by an excellent block from Young who stretched across the length of the line. Falcao breaks to relieve the pressure and the referee blows for half time. United survive!
9:35: Brilliant reaction save from De Gea! That free kick is met by former United striker Diouf at the far post but De Gea adjusts his feet superbly to make the block. It's the first save he's made all evening.
9:33: Young is booked after a rash tackle on Arnautovic out on the right flank. Stoke can load the box for this with minutes of added time remaining.
9:29: Meanwhile at Old Trafford Darren Fletcher has come on for Ander Herrera. Two minutes of normal time remaining.
9:28: That should also be three points secured for Liverpool, too. It;s a bit of a calamity from Kasper Schmeichel who spills a deflected cross at his near post. Sterling is on it in a flash and backheels across goal to Henderson who sweeps home.
9:25: That should be it for QPR as Swansea immediately double their lead with Wayne Routledge curling a low strike in after the pass from Dyer.
Goal! Leicester 1-3 Liverpool (Jordan Henderson)
Goal! Swansea 2-0 QPR (Wayne Routledge)
9:22: Rob Green is finally beaten! Bony spreads the ball to Ki who beats his man before thumping an effort across goal that crashes off the post and into the net. Was it a cross or shot? Hard to tell, but Garry Monk won't mind.
Goal! Swansea 1-0 QPR (Ki Sung-Yueng)
9:19: At the same time, Radamel Falcao and Peter Crouch enter the fray from United and Stoke respectively. What a time to be alive.
9:18: Gerrard is through on goal and tries to go around Kasper Schmeichel but is felled by the Dane! There looked to be contact, but the referee isn't interested and waves away claims for a penalty. Gerrard can't believe it.
9:16: Stoke get themselves in trouble and Herrera picks up possession, laying off an inviting ball down the inside right flank for the onrushing Fellaini. He tries to hit a first time effort but he gets it horribly wrong and his wayward effort flies wide.
9:13: Wilson is at it again, this time breaking at pace from his own half down the right flank before he is cynically tripped by Ireland. The Stoke midfielder is shown a yellow card for the challenge.
9:11: Close from Wilson! The 19-year-old shimmies past one and bears down on goal with the remaining Stoke defender backing off him. He has van Persie free to his left but has no intention of passing, but his effort flies inches wide of the post.
9:08: Looking at United's goal, had Rojo got a touch on it there would have been a case for offside. The Argentine looked to have strayed half a yard offside. Meanwhile Stoke have a chance from a similar position from which Mata's goal came, but Bojan opts to shoot and fires wide of De Gea's post.
9:04: Leicester's job just got a little more difficult. Rickie Lambert tries to latch onto a through ball but his hauled down by the Foxes skipper. Was he denied a clear goal scoring opportunity? The referee thinks so and the straight red card comes out.
RED CARD - Wes Morgan (Leicester City)
9:00: United have their lead back, but who got it? United win a free kick out on the right flank, it was coming with Stoke's full backs being struggling. Mata whips it in and watches on as it bounces into the far corner of the net! Rojo tries to claim it but replays suggest he couldn't quite stretch enough to get a touch and the Spaniard should be credited with it. Awful defending from Stoke, anyway.
Goal! Manchester United 2-1 Stoke City (Marcos Rojo)
8:58: Liverpool lead! The skipper starts a counter attack and finishes it too, arriving late in the box to steer a precise effort into the bottom corner after Wes Morgan failed to clear.
Goal! Leicester 1-2 Liverpool (Steven Gerrard)
8:56: Ander Herrera reaches the byline and looks to cut the ball back for Robin van Persie but can't steer a shot on target under pressure from Pieters. Stoke clear, but not for long as James Wilson is picked out on the edge of the box. He knocks the ball between two defenders but can't quite find the room to shoot.
8:54: Leicester are in control in the early stages of the second half against Liverpool, looking to expose the away side down the right flank.
8:52: Newcastle are also right back in it after Cisse capitalises on a poor clearance from Trippier, powering home from six yards out.
Goal! Burnley 1-1 Newcastle (Papiss Cisse)
8:49: Just before half time, West Ham have the lead! Stewart Downing whips a corner into the box that Tomkins meets with a towering header. Sam Allardyce expected to be a lot cheerier during his half time team talk now.
Goal! West Brom 1-2 West Ham (James Tomkins)
8:47: Meanwhile it's half time at Selhurst Park where Villa lead Palace 1-0.
8:46: And we are back underway in four of our six games this evening.
8:39: West Ham are level! A cross into the box causes havoc and eventually breaks to Andy Carroll who tries his luck with a spectacular overhead kick. Ben Foster does well to parry it but Kevin Nolan is on the scene is knock the rebound into the back of the net.
8:37: Benteke is back! Out on the left flank the Belgian robs Scott Dann of possession and heads towards goal. Palace defenders back off him, inviting Benteke to shoot from the edge of the area. He obliges, curling a side-footed effort into the far corner past Speroni.
Goal! West Brom 1-1 West Ham (Kevin Nolan)
Goal! Crystal Palace 0-1 Aston Villa (Christian Benteke)
8:34: Manchester United took the lead at Old Trafford through a thumping header only for Steven N'Zonzi to draw Stoke City level with a powerful effort five minutes before half time.
Another calamity at the back saw Leicester take the lead at the King Power Stadium only for Adam Lallana to draw Brendan Rodgers' side level. Burnley have the lead against Newcastle thanks to a crisp 20-yard strike from George Boyd while Rob Green has kept QPR in it against Swansea City.
We are still playing in our 8pm kick offs between Crystal Palace v Aston Villa and West Brom v West Ham.
Manchester United 1-1 Stoke City
Burnley 1-0 Newcastle
Swansea 0-0 QPR
Leicester 1-1 Liverpool
8:28: Raheem Sterling looks to cause problems for Leicester again, leaving Konchesky in his wake as he gallops towards goal. The youngster runs out of steam as he enters the penalty area, however, allowing the home side to regroup and win the ball back.
8:26: United immediately respond and win a free kick on the right hand side of the box. The home side get two half chances from that with Chris Smalling scuffing the first across goal which Fellaini then tries to divert past Begovic, who reacts well to smother the ball.
8:24: Stoke are level! Bojan for the first time all game drives at the heart of the United defence and into the box. Smalling manages to swing a foot across and intercept but the ball only breaks to N'Zonzi who slams a precise effort into the corner of the net from the edge of the box.
Goal! Manchester United 1-1 Stoke (Steven N'Zonzi)
8:19: Burnley have the lead against Newcastle as Ings takes the ball down, looks for Boyd who drives an excellent effort in from 20 yards. #PardewOut.
Goal! Burnley 1-0 Newcastle (George Boyd)
8:15: Stoke almost creep in. Some neat build up play frees Pieters down the left who whips an excellent cross in towards the near post. Bojan looks to get on the end of it but Rojo tracks him excellently and steers it wide for a corner, which Fellaini clears.
8:14: Liverpool are level! Gerrard lifts a free kick into the box aimed towards Rickie Lambert but under pressure from Wes Morgan he can't bring the ball down. No matter, it instead falls to Lallana who rifles home a sweet left footed strike.
8:12: Graham Dorrans whips a free kick in from the left that is met by big centre half Craig Dawson, who powers home unmarked. That's most un-Big Sam of West Ham.
Goal! Leicester City 1-1 Liverpool (Adam Lallana)
Goal! West Brom 1-0 West Ham (Craig Dawson)
8:09: Oh Liverpool. Ulloa does well to work a yard of space for himself and thumps one against the post. The ball comes back out and bounces off the back of Mignolet and into the back of the net. When it rains, it pours etc etc.
Goal! Leicester City 1-0 Liverpool (Simon Mignolet OG)
8:07: United have the lead! Mata feeds Herrera down the left flank who whips a terrific ball into the box. Fellaini, who started his run from outside the box, charges in towards the far post and thumps a downwards header past Begovic to score his first Old Trafford goal.
Goal! Manchester United 1-0 Stoke City (Marouane Fellaini)
8:05: Ashley Young shows terrific skill to skip past Phil Bardsley out on the left and tees up Mata but the ball comes to the Spaniard too quickly and he is unable to bring it under control
8:02: What a chance for United! Asmir Begovic attempts to pass out from his goal but Robin van Persie is on the loose ball in the flash. He looks across goal where Herrera has raced into space but from 12 yards out he lifts his effort over the bar. Poor effort from the Spaniard.
8:00: A couple of great saves at Turf Moore and the Liberty Stadium have kept it goalless so far this evening. Newcastle stand in Rob Elliot first denies Danny Ings with an instinctive save before QPR's Rob Green denies Kyle Bartley's near post effort with a fine stop.
7:57: Ander Herrera is found in space just inside the right hand side of the box with plenty of room ahead of him. He instead opts to slide a pass across to Mata who is waiting on the edge of the box but Shawcross intercepts.
7:55: Gerrard delivers that resulting free kick and finds Skrtel. His (fairly weak) header takes a deflection and goes wide. Skrtel wants more than the corner however, feeling he was shoved to the ground, but doesn't even get that as the ref awards the goal kick.
7:53: Leicester fail to threaten after a succession of corners, allowing Liverpool to break at the King Power Stadium. He finds Raheem Sterling who takes on Richie de Laet and beats him with ease before being clipped by the Belgian full back. Free kick Liverpool.
7:50: Stoke are enjoying an early spell of possession at Old Trafford. Not causing too much of a problem, mind, but it has shifted United back into their own half in these opening five minutes.
7:45: James Wilson, making just his second start for United, gets us started at Old Trafford.
7:40: Manchester United v Stoke City, Leicester City v Liverpool, Burnley v Newcastle and Swansea v QPR get underway in five minutes time. Crystal Palace v Aston Villa and West Brom v West Ham follows at 8pm (GMT).
Crystal Palace v Aston Villa
Palace: Speroni, Ward, Hangeland, Dann, Kelly, McArthur, Jedinak, Zaha, Bolasie, Chamakh, Gayle
Subs. Hennessey, Fryers, Puncheon, Campbell, Thomas, Bannan, Boateng
Villa: Guzan, Hutton, Okore, Clark, Cissokho, Westwood, Cleverley, Cole, Weimann, Agbonlahor, Benteke
Subs. Given, Herd, Richardson, Sanchez, N'Zogbia, Lowton, Grealish
Man Utd v Stoke
Man Utd: De Gea, Valencia, Smalling, Rojo, Young, Carrick, Fellaini, Mata, Herrera, Wilson, Van Persie
Subs: Falcao, Januzaj, Lindegaard, Fletcher, McNair, Blackett, Keane.
Stoke: Begovic, Bardsley, Shawcross, Wilson, Pieters, Cameron, N'Zonzi, Bojan, Ireland, Assaidi, Diouf
Subs: Muniesa, Palacios, Arnautovic, Adam, Butland, Crouch, Shenton.
West Brom v West Ham
West Brom: Foster; Wisdom, Dawson, Lescott, Baird; Sessegnon, Dorrans, Gardner, Brunt; Anichebe; Berahino
West Ham: Adrian; Jenkinson, Tomkins, Reid, Cresswell; Kouyate, Noble; Downing, Zarate, Amalfitano; Carroll
Leicester v Liverpool
Leicester: Schmeichel, De Laet, Morgan, Wasilewski, Konchesky, Schlupp, Cambiasso, James, Mahrez, Vardy, Ulloa
Liverpool: Mignolet, Manquillo, Johnson, Toure, Skrtel, Lucas, Gerrard, Henderson, Lallana, Sterling, Lambert.
7:20: Manchester United can move to within a point of third placed Southampton – who travel to Arsenal tomorrow – if they beat Stoke tonight. Louis van Gaal's side then head down to the south coast for a compelling clash with his countryman Ronald Koeman on Monday.
Liverpool meanwhile can move level on points while Arsenal and Tottenham while a point for Leicester City will be enough to lift them off the foot of the table should both Burnley and QPR fail to win.
A win for Crystal Palace won't be enough to lift them into the top half of the table but it could move them five points clear of the bottom three. Aston Villa can leapfrog their opponents tonight with a win away from home.
7:14: James Collins and Matt Jarvis are benched by West Ham boss Sam Allardyce with Mark Noble unavailable. Winston Reif, Kevin Nolan and Mauro Zarate come in.
7:11: Jack Colback and Moussa Sissoko are suspended for Newcastle United this evening and make way for Papiss Csse and Mehdi Abeidi. Scott Arnfield comes into the Burnley side.
7:07: Brendan Rodgers has made three changes to the Liverpool side that narrowly overcame Stoke on Saturday with Adam Lallana, Steven Gerrard and Javi Manquillo coming in for Philippe Coutinho, Joe Allen and Jose Enrique. Leicester City are unchanged.
7:04: Wayne Rooney has not been included in the Manchester United squad this evening due to an ankle problem, with teenager James Wilson stepping in for the captain. Ander Herrera also starts in place of the absent Angel di Maria.
7:00: What's the best thing about December? Christmas, you say? Behave, it's obviously the huge pile up of Premier League fixtures throughout the month and mid-week action returns tonight with six games taking place. Manchester United are seeking an unheard of fourth consecutive win as they host Stoke City while Liverpool are looking to build on their weekend victory away to Leicester City, who haven't won a game since their 5-3 triumph over Louis van Gaal's side in September.
Elsewhere West Ham United can jump back into fourth place should things go awry at Old Trafford and they secure a win away to West Brom. Crystal Palace play host to Aston Villa, Harry Redknapp's QPR travel to Swansea City while Newcastle United are looking for their eighth straight victory away to Burnley.