Full time: Manchester City 3-0 Crystal Palace

Full time: Aston Villa 1-1 Manchester United

Full time: Hull City 0-1 Swansea City

Full time: Queens Park Rangers 3-2 West Bromwich Albion

Full time: Southampton 3-0 Everton

Full time: Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 Burnley

Full time: West Ham United 2-0 Leicester City

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17:02: Well that draws an end to our live coverage of this Saturday afternoon. We'll be back with live coverage of Newcastle United v Sunderland and Liverpool v Arsenal in a tasty afternoon of action tomorrow but until then, goodbye.

17:00: So let's round up today's Premier League action after a goalfest on this Saturday afternoon. Game of the day comes from Loftus Road where Queens Park Rangers, thanks to Charlie Austin's hat-trick, staged a dramatic comeback from two goals down to win 3-2.

Ten-man Aston Villa salvaged a draw against Manchester United courtesy of Christian Benteke's stunning strike. Tottenham meanwhile grab a third straight win thanks to Erik Lamela's excellent goal.
West Ham United's place in the to four is cemented after Andy Carroll and Stewart Downng swept aside bottom club Leicester City.

Elsewhere, Southampton ended a five-match losing run with victory over Everton and Swansea City added to Hull City's woes with a narrow win at the KC Stadium.

Full time: Southampton 3-0 Everton

Full time: Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 Burnley

Full time: Hull City 0-1 Swansea City

Full time: Queens Park Rangers 3-2 West Bromwich Albion

Full time: West Ham United 2-0 Leicester City

Full time: Aston Villa 1-1 Manchester United

16:49: Into stoppage time at Villa Park. James Wilson curls towards the far post and Guzan saves. Villa now on the break but Benteke can't make contact.

Goal: Queens Park Rangers 3-2 West Bromwich Albion (Charlie Austin)

16:44: Substitute Bacuna almost hits a screamer and with De Gea nowhere, the ball flies over the top. United meanwhile running out of idea at the other end.

Goal: Southampton 3-0 Everton (Maya Yoshida)

16:36: Spurs have tempted the Burnley threat and almost make it three when Nacer Chadli gets free but Heaton makes a smart save at the near post.

16:34: James Wilson now on for United who are pressing for a winner in the last 15 minutes. Chances at a premium however with the Villa Park crowd trying to slow the game down by holding onto the ball whenever it goes behind.

Goal: Southampton 2-0 Everton (Graziano Pelle)

16:25: Villa down to 10-men and controversy reigns over this one. Both Young and Agbonlahor contest a challenge in an aggressive manner but neither player are overly dangerous in their approach, but it's the Villa man who sees red.

Red card: Gabriel Agbonlahor (Aston Villa)

16:18: Angel di Maria returns for Manchester United, replacing Robin van Persie at Villa Park. United the more imposing since the goal but could go either way this game.

Goal: West Ham United 2-0 Leicester City (Stewart Downing)

16:14: The Clarets continue to threaten and Danny Ings is again influential, forcing Hugo Lloris into a fine near post save. Spurs anything but comfortable.

16:11: Villa let United off the hook and Louis van Gaal's side wriggle free and equalise with 53 minutes gone. Ashley Young gets away down the left and his cross finds the unmarked Radamel Falcao who rattled a header beyond Guzan.

Goal: Aston Villa 1-1 Manchester United (Radamel Falcao)

16:09: Burnley start the second half much the better at White Hart Lane ans they twice almost draw level. First Barnes gets away in the box and Lloris claws away the effort at the near post. Fromm the result corner Ings gets free and Lloris saves again.

Goal: Queens Park Rangers 2-2 West Bromwich Albion (Charlie Austin)

16:05: Manchester United can not handle Christian Benteke and the Belgian almost helps put Villa in front after teeing up Fabian Delph but Jonny Evans gets the block in. From the resulting corner, Benteke forces De Gea into a fine save.

16:02: Back under way at Villa Park. Waiting to get started elsewhere in the Premier League.

15:55: Half time in the six 3pm kick-offs in the Premier League and the first 45 minutes has flown by hasn't it? Aston Villa lead Manchester United by the chasing pack are all winning, with West Ham and Southampton both leading Leicester and Everton respectively. Elsewhere, Tottenham lead Burnley after a fine first half and a similarly dramatic first half at Loftus Road sees West Brom lead hosts QPR. Finally, two strugglers Hull and Swansea are separated by Ki's first half goal.

Goal: Southampton 1-0 Everton (Romelu Lukaku own goal)

15:37: Erik Lamela has Tottenham back in front and it's a stunning strike. The Argentine cuts onto his left food and he curls a beauty beyond Tom Heaton from fully 30 yards.

Goal: Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 Burnley (Erik Lamela)

15:34: Not much of a reaction from Manchester United but they almost equalise in fortunate circumstances as Ashley Young's cross from the left-hand touchline goes all the way through and Brad Guzan throws out a left paw and turns the ball behind.

15:31: Tottenham level but who knows how they're not back in front. Lamela gets to the byline and cuts the the ball back where Kane somehow fails to make contact from three yards before Eriksen smashes over the bar needlessly.

15:29: Burnley draw level in north London with a stunning goal. Erik Lamela loses the ball after a short clearance from the back and George Boyd feeds Barnes, who cuts inside and lashes past Hugo Lloris.

Goal: Tottenham Hotspur 1-1 Burnley (Ashley Barnes)

Goal: West Ham United 1-0 Leicester City (Andy Carroll)

Goal: Queens Park Rangers 1-2 West Bromwich Albion (Charlie Austin)

Penalty to Queens Park Rangers

15:24: Spurs open the deadlock at White Hart Lane but it isn't without a tinge of controversy. A quick Harry Kane free-kick is passed towards Christian Eriksen, who in an offside position ignores the ball. The ball goes through to Nacer Chadli, who crosses and Kane, who has continued his run, nods into an almost empty net.

Goal: Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 Burnley (Harry Kane)

Goal: Queens Park Rangers 0-2 West Bromwich Albion (Silvestre Varela)

15:20: The blue touch paper well and truly lit at Villa Park. A free-kick deep towards the far post finds Christian Benteke who are keeping Jonny Evans at bay lashes into the top corner from 15 yards, past a hapless David de Gea. Stunning strike.

Goal: Aston Villa 1-0 Manchester United (Christian Benteke)

Goal: Hull City 0-1 Swansea City (Ki Sung Yueng)

Goal: Queens Park Rangers 0-1 West Bromwich Albion (Joleon Lescott)

15:01: Under way up and down the country in the Premier League. All the goals as they go in.

14:59: Right, teams are out across the country and we're almost ready to get going in our six 3pm kick-offs. Our focus will be on the games at Villa Park and White Hart Lane but we'll have news of all the goals as they go in. Strap in.

14:50: Teams:

Aston Villa v Manchester United

Aston Villa: Guzan, Lowton, Vlaar, Okore, Clark, Cissokho, Sanchez, Delph, Weimann, Agbonlahor, Benteke.

Manchester United: De Gea, Jones, Carrick, Evans, Valencia, Fletcher, Mata, Rooney, Young, Van Persie, Falcao.

Hull City v Swansea City

Hull City: McGregor, Bruce, Chester, Davies, Meyler, Hernandez, Livermore, Jelavic, Ramirez, Robertson, Elmohamady.

Swansea City: Fabianski, Richards, Fernandez, Williams, Taylor, Ki, Carroll, Shelvey, Dyer, Routledge, Gomis.

Queens Park Rangers v West Bromwich Albion

Queens Park Rangers: Green, Onuoha, Caulker, Dunne, Yun, Vargas, Barton, Henry, Fer, Austin, Zamora.

West Bromwich Albion: Foster, Wisdom, McAuley, Lescott, Pocognoli, Morrison, Gardner, Varela, Sessegnon, Dorrans, Ideye.

Southampton v Everton

Southampton: Forster, Clyne, Fonte, Yoshida, Bertrand, Reed, Alderweireld, Long, W-Prowse, S Davis, Pelle

Everton: Howard; Coleman, Jagielka, Distin, Baines; Besic, Barry, Naismith, Barkley; Eto'o, Lukaku

Tottenham Hotspur v Burnley

Tottenham Hotspur: Lloris, Walker, Fazio, Vertonghen, Davies, Bentaleb, Mason, Lamela, Eriksen, Chadli, Kane.

Burnley: Heaton, Trippier, Shackell, Keane, Mee, Arfield, Jones, Marney, Boyd, Ings, Barnes.

West Ham United v Leicester City

West Ham United: Adrian, Jenkinson, Tomkins, Reid, Cresswell, Song, Nolan, Kouyate, Downing, Carroll, Sakho.

Leicester City: Hamer, Simpson, Wasilewski, Morgan, Konchesky, Mahrez, King, Cambiasso, Drinkwater, Schlupp, Vardy.

14:42: One down but we have another six to come on this Saturday afternoon. Team news and previews on the way from all the games on the agenda.

14:37: Defending champions Manchester City go level on points with leaders Chelsea with a comfortable victory over Crystal Palace. Second half goals from David Silva, who netted twice, and Yaya Toure saw the hosts through in the absence of Sergio Aguero. Neil Warnock knows his side will have other days to gather valuable points towards survival.

Full time: Manchester City 3-0 Crystal Palace

14:32: Three added minutes at the Etihad Stadium for City to get that fourth goal. Scott Sinclair on for the hosts, who are cruising towards an eighth straight win.

14:26: The garnish on a fine second half performance from Manchester City. Frank Lampard feeds Toure and after controlling with his first touch he lashes in off the post and past Speroni. Lovely finish.

Goal: Manchester City 3-0 Crystal Palace (Yaya Toure)

14:10: Ball in the net against at the Etihad Stadium but James McArthur's header is ruled out for offside. Replays suggest however that the Palace midfield was onside from the right-wing cross. If there is only a goal in this, you can image Neil Warnock will not allow that decision to be forgotten.

14:04: An hour played and Manchester City look home and dry. Aleksandar Kolarov crosses from the left and David Silva slides the ball beyond Speroni with a first time shot. Classy finish and now City will fancy the four which will take them top.

Goal: Manchester City 2-0 Crystal Palace (David Silva)

13:54: The champions take just three second half minutes to break the deadlock at the Etihad Stadium. Yaya Toure feeds Pablo Zabaleta again in the penalty area and his cut back finds David Silva, whose passed effort is deflected into the ground by Scott Dann but only over the despairing dive of Julian Speroni. Bit of luck for City but they have the lead.

Goal: Manchester City 1-0 Crystal Palace (David Silva)

13:47: Lots of called from some television pundits for Frank Lampard to be called on for this second period. He remains on the bench as the second 45 minutes gets under way. No changes for either side.

13:35: In the absence of their glittering array of attacking players, Manchester City are facing allowing Chelsea off the hook this weekend having failed to break through in the opening 45 minuted against Crystal Palace. Half chance have come the way of Yaya Toure and Pablo Zabaleta but there is little else to shout about from a City point of view. Palace look solid at the back and in Bolasie and Campbell pose a mobile threat at the other end.

Half time: Manchester City 0-0 Crystal Palace

13:29: Pablo Zabaleta should have Manchester City ahead. Yaya Toure threads a perfect pass through the Palace back four and Zabaleta collects it but his chip is beyond the far post.

13:18: City's intricate passing might be good on the eye but it's exposing their lack of cutting edge in their team today. Death by a 1000 passes in the Palace box if nothing else while the visitors are sitting in as we cross the half-hour mark.

13:10: Better from City and they should be ahead. Nasri and Silva combine in the right hand channel of the penalty area and when the ball is returned to the Spaniard, his shot is only wide of Speroni's goal.

13:06: Very uncertain start from Manchester city and it's Palace who have carved out the better opportunities in the early minutes. A half-cleared free-kick comes the way of Bolasie whose header beats the entire back fur and finds Frazier Campbell who will an acrobatic effort skews a volley just wide.

12:47: Under way at the Etihad Stadium. Low key atmosphere it has to be said. The office Christmas parties finally catching up with people.

12:43: Players out and we're almost ready to get under way in our first game of the day. Remember, City are looking to go joint top of the Premier league at worst with a win, while Palace will want to put daylight between them and the bottom three.

12:35: Worth noting that after the lunchtime kick-off at the Etihad Stadium we have six tasty looking games from 3pm, including third place Manchester United travelling to one of their favourite away grounds in Villa Park to face Aston Villa. West Ham United look to maintain their good start with a victory over Leicester City too.

12:20: Though without a recognised striker in their ranks today, it's a simple equation with City today. Win by four or goals today and they go above leaders and Premier League title favourites Chelsea ahead of their trip to Stoke City on Monday. Palace meanwhile are consigned for a relegation battle this season and even a win at the Etihad will only take them as high as 14th ahead of the remainder of the weekend's games. Big ask today against the form team in the country.

12:07: So without Sergio Aguero, Edin Dzeko and Stevan Jovetic, Manuel Pellegrini has turned to James Milner to lead the line against Crystal Palace in one of six changes from the win over Leicester. Demichelis, Mangala, Kolarov, Fernandinho and Navas are the other introductions for City.

Palace make just two alterations, both attack minded, with Jason Puncheon and Frazier Campbell coming in for Wilfried Zaha and Marouane Chamakh.

12:02: Teams:

Manchester City: Hart, Zabaleta, Demichelis, Mangala, Kolarov, Fernandinho, Navas, Yaya Toure, Silva, Nasri, Milner

Crystal Palace: Speroni, Kelly, Dann, Hangeland, Ward, Bolasie, Jedinak, Ledley, McArthur, Puncheon, Campbell.

12:00: For all Chelsea's dominance at the start of the season, could today be when Manchester City's attempts to retain their title begins in earnest? A victory by four or more goals with send Manuel Pellegrini's side top of the Premier League for the first time since they claiming their second title in three years last May. Victory would represent an eighth win in all competitions on the bounce and puts themselves at worst level on points with the Blues for 48 hours. Today's visitors Crystal Palace haven't won since shocking Liverpool, scoring just twice in four league games, to give manager Neil Warnock food for thought but his attack-minded team could pose a threat to the champions.