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  • Arsenal show there is life without Alexis Sanchez as they notch four goals in the first 22 minutes to see off London rivals Crystal Palace and end a run of three Premier League games without a win
  • Manchester United temporarily trim the gap to runaway leaders Manchester City to single digits as Anthony Martial's second-half strike secures victory over Burnley at Turf Moor
  • James McCarthy suffers a double leg fracture and Theo Walcott records an assist on his debut as substitute Oumar Niasse cancels out Jay Rodriguez's early opener to rescue a point for Everton at home to West Brom
  • Goals from Joe Allen and Mame Biram Diouf see Stoke escape the relegation zone and win their first match under new boss Paul Lambert
  • Leicester move up to seventh after Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez combine to prolong Watford's miserable recent run
  • West Ham come from behind to claim a share of the spoils against Bournemouth as Javier Hernandez provides an instant reply to Ryan Fraser
  • Recap - Brighton 0-4 Chelsea

Premier League 15.00 GMT kick-offs

Arsenal 4-1 Crystal Palace

Burnley 0-1 Manchester United

Everton 1-1 West Brom

Leicester 2-0 Watford

Stoke 2-0 Huddersfield

West Ham 1-1 Bournemouth

Nacho Monreal
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That's just about it from me, thanks for following along this afternoon. IBTimes UK will be back tomorrow to bring you live coverage of Tottenham's trip to Southampton.

Hope you can join us for that one. Goodbye.

Full-time scores

Arsenal 4-1 Crystal Palace

Burnley 0-1 Manchester United

Everton 1-1 West Brom

Leicester 2-0 Watford

Stoke 2-0 Huddersfield

West Ham 1-1 Bournemouth

Goalkeeper Pope comes up for one final Burnley corner as we approach the 96th minute. The ball ricochets around for a few seconds before being cleared.

Ander Herrera replaces goalscorer Martial for the final minute or so at Turf Moor.

Mourinho hoping to run down the clock.

Rashford is cautioned for a poor challenge on fellow substitute Nkoudou and Vokes powers another header over the bar.

Another injury for West Ham as Aaron Cresswell limps off. Sam Byram his replacement.

Dyche's final change sees Nahki Wells replace Barnes. Five minutes of added time for Burnley to find an equaliser.

A forgettable afternoon for Palace is compounded by Cabaye being stretchered off with what looks to be a bad ankle injury.

Riedewald is on in his place.

Leicester wrap up all three points against Watford in the first minute of second-half stoppage time. Mahrez beats his man before finishing with aplomb.

Goal: Leicester 2-0 Watford (Riyad Mahrez)

Almost a match-killing second goal from United but Pope diverts Martial's latest shot out for a corner on the far side.

Vokes heads wide from a Gudmundsson cross with Marouane Fellaini, who replaced Mata a few minutes ago, draped all over him.

We're a bit behind on this one, but two goals in quick succession from Fraser and Hernandez have cancelled each other out in Stratford.

Goal: West Ham 1-1 Bournemouth (Javier Hernandez)

Goal: West Ham 0-1 Bournemouth (Ryan Fraser)

A double change from Dyche, with Tottenham loanee Georges-Kevin Nkoudou and Vokes replacing Hendrick and Arfield. Into the final 10 minutes.

Lingard has a shot blocked by Mee before being replaced by Marcus Rashford.

Nemanja Matic is booked for a cynical trip on Arfield and Barnes gets his angles all wrong as he heads a Defour cross well wide.

Cech is denied a 200th career clean sheet as Milivojevic volleys in on the turn to give Palace fans a brief moment of cheer.

Goal: Arsenal 4-1 Crystal Palace (Luka Milivojevic)

A flurry of yellow cards at Turf Moor as Bardsley, Defour and Pogba all have their names taken.

Gudmundsson then flashes an inviting ball across the six-yard box but James Tarkowski is unable to apply the finishing touch.

Just 57 seconds between Niasse replacing Cenk Tosun and the Senegalese striker firing home from a debut Walcott assist.

Talk about a quick impact.

Goal: Everton 1-1 West Brom (Oumar Niasse)

Stoke double their advantage at the bet365 Stadium, Diouf breaching the Huddersfield defence after a cute back-heel from Xherdan Shaqiri.

Goal: Stoke 2-0 Huddersfield (Mame Biram Diouf)

West Ham playmaker Manuel Lanzini has also gone off with an apparent hamstring issue at London Stadium.

Wilshere is receiving treatment for a head injury.

Harrowing injury news from Goodison, where James McCarthy appears to have suffered a broken leg after an accidental collision with Salomon Rondon.

Wretched luck for the Irish midfielder, who has been dogged by injuries of late. Rondon in tears.

Mike Dean waves away Burnley's penalty appeals after Gudmundsson's header from a Taylor cross hits Chris Smalling.

Steven Defour and Pogba now engaging in a heated row.

A good chance for Palace to reduce the deficit in north London goes begging as Petr Cech comes off his line to deny Christian Benteke.

Burnley look to notch a swift equaliser after Juan Mata is penalised for clipping at Ashley Barnes' heels just outside the penalty area.

Gudmundsson's free-kick crashes against the bar.

United have been very poor this afternoon, but they make the crucial breakthrough 10 minutes after the break.

After Phil Jones snuffs out a chance at one end, Romelu Lukaku shows great strength and poise to maintain possession and find Martial.

The in-form Frenchman takes advantage of the space afforded to him by Bardsley and deceives Pope with a vicious strike that goes in off the underside of the crossbar.

Anthony Martial
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Goal: Burnley 0-1 Manchester United (Anthony Martial)

The first goal of the Lambert era in the Potteries comes from influential midfielder Allen, who converts a cross from Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting.

Goal: Stoke 1-0 Huddersfield (Joe Allen)

The err, Lambert effect?!


Back underway in Lancashire - where there have been no half-time changes - and indeed around the country.


Most of the action this afternoon has come at the Emirates, where Palace have been torn apart by Arsenal.

Rodriguez's early effort has West Brom fans dreaming of a second successive victory, while Wague is enduring a day to forget for Watford against former employers Leicester. He gave away the penalty that led to Vardy's opening goal.

Not much to shout about at Turf Moor, while it remains goalless between Stoke and Huddersfield and West Ham and Bournemouth.

Laurent Koscielny

Half-time scores

Arsenal 4-0 Crystal Palace

Burnley 0-0 Manchester United

Everton 0-1 West Brom

Leicester 1-0 Watford

Stoke 0-0 Huddersfield

West Ham 0-0 Bournemouth

Anthony Martial combines with compatriot Pogba on the edge of the box but fizzes a low shot wide of the post.

Just the one minute of added time signalled in the game between Burnley and Manchester United.


Young nutmegs Johann Berg Gudmundsson before bending a shot narrowly wide of Nick Pope's far post. Good play from Bardsley not to give away a penalty there.


Vardy dusts himself down and beats second-choice Watford goalkeeper Orestis Karnezis from 12 yards.

Goal: Leicester 1-0 Watford (Jamie Vardy)

Not too long after Troy Deeney sees a goal disallowed for offside, Watford concede a penalty as Jamie Vardy is brought down by former Leicester defender Molla Wague.

Penalty to Leicester

Arsenal's fun is slightly spoiled by another injury to Monreal, who goes off after 33 minutes with what looks like a hamstring problem. He had been missing since before Christmas with an ankle issue.

Maitland-Niles comes on in his place.

Ben Mee, captaining Burnley in the continued absence of Heaton, clatters into Jesse Lingard and receives a yellow card.


It's still goalless at Turf Moor, where Jeff Hendrick has just sliced an effort wide for Burnley.

Paul Pogba goes down very easily in the box after an aerial challenge with Bardsley. No penalty.

Make that four in 21 minutes now for rampant Arsenal.

Lacazette gets in on the act, finishing off a brilliant team goal involving Jack Wilshere and a lovely backheel from Ozil to end his goal drought.

This could be a cricket score. Palace are sinking without trace.

Goal: Arsenal 4-0 Crystal Palace (Alexandre Lacazette)

Who needs Sanchez, eh lads?!

Nacho Monreal
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Just 13 minutes gone and Arsenal are already three goals to the good against Palace. Monreal provides another assist for Koscielny, who forces the ball over the line.

Hodgson will be apoplectic, particularly given his side's impressive recent run. Damage limitation already for the Eagles.

Goal: Arsenal 3-0 Crystal Palace (Laurent Koscielny)

Just like London rivals Chelsea earlier today, Arsenal waste little time in establishing a two-goal advantage.

Monreal turns creator, pulling the ball back from the byline for Iwobi to stroke past Wayne Hennessey.

Goal: Arsenal 2-0 Crystal Palace (Alex Iwobi)

Rodriguez beats Jordan Pickford following an excellent pass from Paris Saint-Germain loanee Grzegorz Krychowiak.

Not the start Walcott would have wanted to his Everton career.

Goal: Everton 0-1 West Brom (Jay Rodriguez)

It's a happy return from injury for Monreal, who escapes the attention of James McArthur to head home Granit Xhaka's corner from close range.

Awful defending from Palace.

Goal: Arsenal 1-0 Crystal Palace (Nacho Monreal)

Chants of "one Cyrille Regis" ring out around Turf Moor. Lovely stuff.

Underway across this afternoon's 15.00 GMT kick-offs.

All Premier League teams will wear black armbands and observe a minute's applause this weekend in memory of pioneering former West Brom, Coventry and England striker Cyrille Regis, who passed away last Sunday night aged 59.

A quick peek at Lambert's first selection as Stoke boss. Moritz Bauer makes his debut and Ryan Shawcross, Charlie Adam and Mame Biram Diouf all return.


Hodgson's only change from the 1-0 win over Burnley sees Jairo Riedewald make way for Yohan Cabaye.

Ward and Townsend are named as substitutes, meaning that youngsters Sullay Kaikai and Aaron Wan-Bissaka drop out of the Palace matchday squad altogether.

Ozil, Monreal and Koscielny do all return for Arsenal, but there is no Sanchez despite Wenger's claims on Thursday that he would play if that move to United was not done by the weekend.

Welbeck misses out through injury and Maitland-Niles is only fit enough for the bench. Mohamed Elneny is also drafted into the starting XI as Aaron Ramsey drops out due to illness.

Dyche and Mourinho make one change apiece, with Arfield replacing Sam Vokes and Luke Shaw benched in favour of the returning Young.

Like Sanchez, Aaron Lennon is not yet available to play as he waits for his move from Everton to Burnley to be made official.

The full-time whistle has now blown at the Amex Stadium, where Chelsea have beaten Brighton 4-0 to temporarily leapfrog Liverpool and move level on points with second-place United.

You can read all about how that lunchtime affair unfolded here.

Eden Ha
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Walcott starts for Everton...


Official lineups coming up very shortly. Stay tuned.

Arsenal vs Crystal Palace

Palace's impressive recent run has coincided with rotten luck on the injury front. Scott Dann and Jason Puncheon have been lost for the season, while Mamadou Sakho, Jeff Schlupp and Connor Wickham are also currently sidelined.

Chelsea loanee Ruben Loftus-Cheek's ankle problem is worse than first feared and could yet require surgery, though Joel Ward and Andros Townsend may both play some part this afternoon.

Arsenal vs Crystal Palace

Sanchez, omitted entirely from the 2-1 defeat to Bournemouth last weekend, looked set to be the 19th man for Arsenal today and could even have taken a seat on the bench, but reports state that he left the team hotel at just after 11pm last night after a development in the transfer saga.

The Gunners look a little lightweight in the final third with Sanchez's absence exacerbated by injuries to Olivier Giroud and Danny Welbeck, the sale of Walcott and a rumoured deal for wantaway Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang yet to be completed.

Ainsley Maitland-Niles has been suffering from flu, but Laurent Koscielny, Nacho Monreal and Mesut Ozil could all return. Santi Cazorla remains a long-term absentee.

Mesut Ozil

Burnley vs Manchester United

There will obviously be no Mkhitaryan for the visitors at Turf Moor as he waits to seal that move to Arsenal, while Daley Blind is doubtful due to an unspecified knock.

Meanwhile, Eric Bailly and Zlatan Ibrahimovic continue their respective recoveries and Ashley Young returns to the fold after serving a three-match suspension for violent conduct.

Ashley Young

Let's take a look at the latest injury news relating to our two main games...

Burnley vs Manchester United

Burnley remain without Stephen Ward, Tom Heaton, Phil Bardsley, Robbie Brady and Chris Wood, while Jon Walters has undergone surgery on a minor knee problem.

Charlie Taylor should be available after taking a knock to the ribs and Scott Arfield has "every chance" of being fit enough to feature following a hamstring issue, according to Sean Dyche.

Good afternoon and a very warm welcome to IBTimes UK's continued live coverage of matchweek 24 in the Premier League as focus temporarily returns to action on the pitch after a busy week in the January transfer window that was seemingly all sizzle and no steak for the most part.

There will be no Alexis Sanchez or Henrikh Mkhitaryan in action today as we await confirmation of that deal that may now go through as two separate transfers, with Manchester United travelling to a Burnley side that have lost that winning feeling and out-of-form Arsenal hosting resurgent Crystal Palace.

Alexis Sanchez and Henrikh Mkhitaryan
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There are four other matches to sink your teeth into during a busy mid-afternoon slate that comes either side of Chelsea's trip to Brighton and a clash between Manchester City and Newcastle, with Paul Lambert taking charge of Stoke for the first time at home to Huddersfield and Theo Walcott potential set to make his Everton debut against West Brom at Goodison Park.

Two mid-table outfits collide as Leicester entertain Watford, while West Ham and Bournemouth lock horns in an intriguing encounter between two relegation candidates that have put a bit of distance between themselves and the bottom three.

Stay tuned for the latest team news and live updates from around the grounds.