Full time: Everton 1-0 West Ham United

Full time: Fulham 1-3 Chelsea

Full time: Hull City 1-4 Newcastle United

Full time: Stoke City 1-0 Arsenal

Full time: Southampton 0-3 Liverpool

Luis Suarez

19:23: Steven Gerrard puts the gloss on a fine display with a stoppage time penalty as Liverpool go into second in the Premier League with victory at Southampton, but don't be fooled into thinking this is the primary narrative from another incident packed day in English football's top flight.

Alan Pardew's headbutt on Hull City's David Meyler will steal the news agenda for certainly tomorrow morning and for the next few weeks as the Football Association start their investigation. Whether we will see Pardew manager Newcastle again, let alone on the touchline again this season, is still to be resolved.

I will be back tomorrow with among other things reaction to Pardew's headbutt this afternoon and the small matter of the League Cup final between Manchester City and Sunderland. Until then, goodbye.

Full time: Southampton 0-3 Liverpool

Goal: Southampton 0-3 Liverpool (Steven Gerrard)

Penalty to Liverpool

19:17: Time almost up for Southampton. Looks like Liverpool's are taking another step towards playing a central role in the title race.

19:10: Jack Gallagher among others on for Southampton to try and force a way back into this game but at the moment Liverpool are holding them at arms length. Have been able to recapture their flow from the first half have the hosts. Into the final 10 minutes.

19:02: Southampton should be dead and buried. First Suarez's cross is cut out by Fonte, the Uruguay international's second ball is overhit before Jordan Henderson blazes over. Boruc now saves from Gerrard and is forced to beat away an inswinging Suarez corner. How many more chances do Liverpool want?

18:52: Raheem Sterling comes on and scores with his first touch to give Liverpool a priceless second. Suarez is in on the right and with Liverpool players queuing up, the ball is squared and Sterling arrives on cue to finish past Boruc.

Goal: Southampton 0-2 Liverpool (Raheem Sterling)

18:32: Second half underway at St Mary's

18:22: Liverpool are heading into second in the Premier League after Luis Suarez's goal gives them a half-time lead at Southampton. The Saints have been impressive and Adam Lallana and Jay Rodriguez have both missed chances to level. Plenty of work to do from Brendan Rodgers' side to secure this all important win.

Half time: Southampton 0-1 Liverpool

18:14: Approaching half-time and it's been an entertaining half but Southampton might be rueing a few missed opportunities. Another comes as Lambert leaves a Lallana cross for Jay Rodriguez whose side-footed striker is saved well by Mignolet.

18:09: This is really good from Southampton but they can't find the equalir. Morgan Schneiderlin is teed up by Lallana but can only volley over.

18:03: Southampton getting closer as Lambert's knock-down finds Lallana in the six-yard box but the England man can only hit the post.

17:56: As I write that a half-chance for the hosts. Shaw's cross from the left is pulled back and Lambert takes aim first time but it's wild and goes flying over the bar.

17:55: Free-kick for Liverpool in a central area 20 yards out but Suarez can't repeat his clinical touch, lifting the ball over the bar. The Reds well on top here.

17:48: Hardly a free-flowing goal that we've come to expect from Liverpool but I doubt they will complain. The ball bounces around and after Jose Fonte can't control and the ball falls to Suarez who takes one touch to control and the second to finish expertly. Superb finish.

Goal: Southampton 0-1 Liverpool (Luis Suarez)

17:42: Roy Hodgson in attendance at St Mary's and with good reason. Including Raheem Sterling who is on the bench, there are nine of his England squad selected for the friendly with Denmark on show on the south coast. Not to mention Callum Chambers and Jack Cork.

17:37: Just six minutes gone and Liverpool are almost away. Sturridge ghosts in behind and his cross is only just intercepted by Jose Fonte and put behind for a corner.

17:31: Under way at St Mary's.

17:28: Teams: Southampton v Liverpool

Southampton: Boruc, Chambers, Fonte, Lovren, Shaw, Schneiderlin, Cork, Rodriguez, Steven Davis, Lallana, Lambert.

Liverpool: Mignolet, Johnson, Skrtel, Agger, Flanagan, Allen, Gerrard, Henderson, Suarez, Sturridge, Coutinho.

17:27: Believe it or not, there is another game on the way and we're very close to kick-off at St Mary's where Southampton host Liverpool. Teams and kick-off on the way....

17:18: The Premier League rarely passes without incident and this afternoon is no different. Alan Pardew has grabbed the headlines away from Stoke's win over Arsenal and Chelsea going four points clear at the top. The Newcastle manager's reaction I am not sure has helped him either.

Full time: Everton 1-0 West Ham United

Full time: Fulham 1-3 Chelsea

Full time: Hull City 1-4 Newcastle United

Full time: Stoke City 1-0 Arsenal

Goal: Hull City 1-4 Newcastle United (Vernon Anita)

16:47: Well the incident at the KC Stadium really has overshadowed the afternoon. Arsenal are still looking for a late leveller but Stoke are holding firm. The Gunners face losing more ground.

Goal: Everton 1-0 West Ham United (Romelu Lukaku)

16:36: It's gone goal crazy but the real news comes from the KC Stadium where Alan Pardew has successful attained the attention of the week's agenda and assured himself a lengthy FA ban for head-butting Hull's David Meyler. The Newcastle boss has been sent off but that should be the least of his worries.

Goal: Fulham 1-3 Chelsea (John Heitinga)

Goal: Stoke City 1-0 Arsenal (Jonathan Walters)

Penalty to Stoke City

16:29: Well, well, well. Chelsea take a three-goal lead at Fulham and Andre Schurrle has his hat-trick. Fernando Torres wins a hanging ball and plays through Schurrle, who turks away the third. Chelsea, who were expected to tire after their mid-week trip to Turkey, have outlasted Fulham this afternoon. Arsenal must react....

Goal: Fulham 0-3 Chelsea (Andre Schurrle)

16:27: Some technical problems at IBT towers this afternoon but we're back. Chelsea look like staying at the Premier League summit after Andre Schurrle's double. Newcastle also look out of sight after Moussa Sissoko's second against Hull. Arsenal are finding it no easier at Stoke while West Ham are holding Everton.

Goal: Fulham 0-2 Chelsea (Andre Schurrle)

Goal: Hull City 1-3 Newcastle United (Moussa Sissoko)

Goal: Fulham 0-1 Chelsea (Andre Schurrle)

16:08: Half a chance for Stoke as Cameron's cross is in towards Crouch and Szczesny comes through a crowd of bodies to punch the ball clear. Little else of note going on though.

Goal: Hull City 1-2 Newcastle United (Curtis Davies)

16:02: Second half under way at the Britannia Stadium. Wairing to get going elsewhere.

15:51: Half time across the country and it's been anything but action packed. Fulham and Stoke City are holding title chasing Chelsea and Arsenal, while Everton and West Ham are goalless. The only Premier League games this afternoon have come at the KC Stadium, where Moussa Sissoko and Loic Remy have Newcastle ahead of Hull City. Can only get better though can't it? Can't it?

Goal: Hull City 0-2 Newcastle United (Loic Remy)

15:43: Big chances at both ends again at the Britannia Stadium. Glenn Whelan is denied by a terrific diving save from Wojciech Szczesny before Santi Cazorla is denied by Begovic.

15:40: Newcastle's lead is perilous at the KC Stadium and Nikicia Jelavic strikes the bar from a 35-yard free-kick. No goals elsewhere across the country in the Premier League.

15:32: Half chance for Stoke. Walters' cross from the right and Peter Crouch hits the ball from a tight angle and smashes against the side-netting. Chance at the other end for Arsenal as Arteta feeds Podolski but he slashes the ball wide.

15:31: Carlton Cole off, Andy Carroll on for West Ham at Everton. The England international makes his return from a three-match ban. Roy Hodgson will be interested.

15:28: Fulham keeping the ball much better in the early moments of their opening home under Felix Magath. Chelsea not really getting a look in in the attacking third, with Fulham threatening from a series of corners. No real efforts on target but it's keenly contested.

15:19: Waiting for updates from the Britannia Stadium? Little to report in the opening 19 minutes. Santi Cazorla has had the best effort at goal, but curled well over from 25 yards.

15:17: Brede Hangeland returned for Fuham but he's now being taken from the field by a club official. Referee Mark Clattenburg ordered the substitution it seems. Chelsea earlier could have taken the lead as Stekelenburg made another mess of a clearance and the Dutchman had to turn around Torres' effort.

15:13: We're keeping a particular eye on Fulham-Chelsea and Stoke-Arsenal but with updates of all the goals as they go in in the Premier League. Newcastle hit the front at the KC Stadium through Moussa Sissoko.

Goal: Hull City 0-1 Newcastle United (Moussa Sissoko)

15:11: Bit of concern at the Cottage. Brede Hangeland and Kieron Richardson clash heads and the Norweijan defender looks in trouble. He goes off before returning to action. Looks ok.

15:06: Fernando Torres starts his second game in a row and he was almost handed the opening goal on a plate. Stekelenburg's goal-kick strikes the Spaniard but the balls deflects to safety. Could have gone anywhere that.

15:04: Chance for Fulham. Kasami's cross from the left is into the near post and Clint Dempsey, playing the final game of his loan spell at Craven Cottage, glances a head goalwards, but wide.

15:02: Underway across the country. Very sunny day on the unofficial start of Spring.

14:57: Finally, a win for Hull City over Newcastle United will see them jump into the top half if West Ham slip up at Everton. Geordie Steve Bruce takes on the Toon after Alan Pardew's men reignited their season by beating Aston Villa last weekend. Bruce's teamselves enjoyed a thumping win at Cardiff City and will be seeking more goals against a Newcastle defence with Fabricio Coloccini.

14:52: Away from the fight for the title, we have two other intriging games this afternoon, one of which includes Everton who host a West Ham United side who have improved no end of late. The Hammers are without a league win at Goodison Park for nine years and face Roberto Martinez's side who are still pursuing a European spot. Sam Allardyce's side face a tough ask to remain in the top half.

14:42: With three of the four contenders for the title away from home today, you can't help but feel this is a huge day in the destination of the league. Chelsea have a good, if not imperious record at Fulham, Arsenal have had their fair share of troubles at Stoke City while Liverpool face an increasingly improving Southampton. Ahead of the League Cup final against Sunderland, I fancy Manuel Pellegrini is relishing watching Manchester City's title rivals squeel.

14:37: Mesut Ozil returns for Arsenal but on makes the bench for the difficult trip to Stoke City. The German didn't feature in the squad for the win over Sunderland and after being questioned by police in connection with an incident in which a photographer was run over. Arsenal could do with a return to form for their record-signing, if and when he becomes involved today.

14:23: Big day for Fulham. They host west London rivals Chelsea in Felix Magath's first home game in charge. Shahid Khan says there is no manager better equipped to keep the club, who are four points adrift of safety, in the Premier League. Will leaders Chelsea be jaded following their European trip to Galatasaray.

14:16: Team news:

Everton v West Ham United

Everton: Howard, Coleman, Stones, Distin, Baines, Barry, McCarthy, Pienaar, Deulofeu, Osman, Naismith

West Ham United: Adrian, Demel, Tomkins, Collins, McCartney, Noble, Nolan, Taylor, Jarvis, C.Cole, Downing

Fulham v Chelsea

Fulham: Stekelenburg; Riether, Hangeland, Heitinga, Richardson; Dejagah, Parker, Sidwell, Dempsey; Kasami, Bent

Chelsea: Cech; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry (c), Azpilicueta; Ramires, Matic; Schurrle, Oscar, Hazard; Torres

Stoke City v Arsenal

Stoke City: Begovic; Cameron, Shawcross (c), Wilson, Pieters; Walters, Nzonzi, Whelan, Adam, Arnautovic; Crouch

Arsenal: Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs, Arteta, Wilshere, Rosicky, Cazorla, Podolski, Giroud

Hull City v Newcastle United

Hull City: McGregor, Bruce, Davies, Figueroa, Elmohamady, Rosenior, Meyler, Huddlestone, Livermore, Jelavic, Long

Newcastle United: Krul; Debuchy, Williamson, Yanga-Mbiwa, Dummett; Sissoko, Tiote (c), Anita, Gouffran; de Jong; Remy

14:05: Team sheets are being submitted across the country. The line-ups for the four 3pm kick-offs on the way......

14:00: Ahead of the pomp and circumstance of the first domestic cup final of the season on Sunday, the Premier League returns with some cut and thrust for your Saturday afternoon after another week of disapointment in the Champions League. With Manchester City not in action at all, there is a chance for Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool all to crank up the pressure. Everton's pursuit of a top place continues against West Ham United while Hull City and Newcastle United joust for mid-table supremacy. All in all, rather swell.

Krul; Debuchy, Williamson, Yanga-Mbiwa, Dummett; Sissoko, Tiote (c), Anita, Gouffran; de Jong; Remy