Premier League

Full time: Tottenham Hotspur 2-2 Manchester United

Full time: Hull City 3-1 Liverpool

Full time: Chelsea 3-1 Southampton

Full time: Manchester City 3-0 Swansea City

John Terry
Terry scored Chelsea's second to help beat Southampton

18:07: Chelsea and Manchester City lay down significant markers in the title race with two impressive wins for various different reasons. Chelsea recovered from going a goal down inside 13 seconds with a second half revival helped by goals from defensive pair Gary Cahill and John Terry before substitute Demba Ba made it three.

As for City, they played their football in a different universe in beating Swansea City. Alvaro Negredo in the first half, and Samir Nasri's double after the break with the substance for Manuel Pelllegrini's side who maintain their 100% home record.

Well that brings an end to this live text for another weekend, and another one to remember. A full Premier League schedule in mid-week so until then goodbye.

Full time: Chelsea 3-1 Southampton

18:02: The points are secure for Chelsea. Ramires battles away on the left, cross and Demba Ba's outstretched left foot diverts the ball beyond Gazzaniga. Jose Mourinho's changes at half time have turned the game on its head.

Goal: Chelsea 3-1 Southampton (Demba Ba)

Full time: Manchester City 3-0 Swansea City

17:54: Torres off, Mikel on for Chelsea for whom the 'what we have, we hold' mantra is as relevant as ever. Southampton have run out of ideas it seems. At the Etihad, De Guzman's afternoon gets a bit worse, as he heads into the ground from six yards out. not his finest hour.

17:46: It's nothing short of fantasy football at the Etihad. Samir Nasri gets his second after Pablo Zabaleta's lung-busting run to the byline. The Argentine's pull-back found the onrushing Nasri is yards of space, but he took it first time on the move and tucked the ball into the corner

Goal: Manchester City 3-0 Swansea City (Samir Nasri)

17:43: Demba Ba should clinch it for Chelsea. He gets in behind Lovren but shoots wide. Corner for Southampton meanwhile....

17:41: City are on the verge of embaressing themselves as they continue to try to walk the ball in. Somehow both Silva and Fernandinho contrive to scoop the ball over the bar from all of five yards out. They could have had any number this afternoon.

17:37: All the momentum with Chelsea and Southampton must weather this storm if they have any ambition of getting back into this game. Cahill's header finds Torres six yards out but he can't control. Rickie Lambert on for the visitors.

17:33: This game has turned on its head within minutes and Chelsea are ahead. Mata gets a second chance to cross after a half-cleared corner and he takes the opportunity with both hands, finding John Terry who gets ahead of Jay Rodriguez and flicks a header into the far corner. Nice wayu to mark your 400th league appearance.

Goal: Chelsea 2-1 Southampton (John Terry)

17:30: Delay is getting restarting after the goal as Arthur Boruc has been replaced by Paulo Gazzaniga after the Pole suffered what looks like a dislocated finger. Nasty stuff.

17:28: Goals in both of the late afternoon kick offs and both in some ways are deserved. At Stamford Bridge, Chelsea level after Gary Cahill reacted first following Boruc's save from Demba Ba, to head home. At the Etihad Stadium, City finally double their lead as Yaya Toure slips the ball through to Nasri, who slaloms through two changes before calmly tucking home.

Goal: Manchester City 2-0 Swansea City (Samir Nasri)

Goal: Chelsea 1-1 Southampton (Gary Cahill)

17:23: City look like they could double the scoreline at will but as yet they're unable to rediscover that killer instinct. Aguero collects a long pass, beats Ashley Williams, rounds Tremmel but only finds the side netting from a very tight angel. At the Bridge, Southampton are holidng firm.

17:15: Second half starts in west London. One change, which sees Michael Essien replaced by Demba Ba. About right too.

17:12: Because of the four minutes added time we had at Stamford Bridge we're already underway in the second half at the Etihad. Manchester City 1-0 Swansea City

16:59: Two decent games at either end of the country. Chelsea were behind after 15 seconds to Jay Rodriguez' razor-sharp finish, a goal which has set the platform with a very good first half display. At the Etihad, Manchester City have impressed in leading Swansea City through another early goal from Alvaro Negredo but the visitors have been very bright and should be level. Shaping up to be a decent evening all-told.

Half time: Manchester City 1-0 Swansea City

16:57: Brilliant save from Arthur Boruc to deny Torres and then a great clearance from Luke Shaw to prevent Lampard putting in the rebound. In Manchester however, a shocking miss from Jonathan de Guzman as the Dutchman goes clean through but skys over the crossbar from 15 yards. Amazing stuff.

16:54: Chance for Chelsea. Torres' cross finds Oscar, who heads goalwards but Boruc makes a routine save. The Brazilian is off though with that ankle problem and is replaced by Frank Lampard.

16:51: Break in play at Chelsea so Oscar can recieive treatment for an ankle knock. Southampton still causing the home side problems who are lacking a bit of thrust. The vistorsd playing some very good stuff and they should have tested Petr Cech again, but Lallana drags wide when well placed outside the penalty area.

16:42: Sergio Aguero is arguably the in-form striker in the Premier League at the moment, but he's just missed a sitter. Martin Demichelis' header hits the bar and the ball falls Aguero's way but he can only head the ball harmlessly over the bar. Hard to understate how terrible a miss that was.

16:33: Swansea aren't going down without a fight at the Etihad and Pantilimon has to be on hand to twice deny Jonjo Shelvy from range. At Stamford Bridge, Chelsea are growing as a force but are thus far being frustrated by Saints.

16:21: Breaking news: Fulham have parted company with Martin Jol. Rene Meulesteen takes over first team duties.

16:20: Brilliant goal from Alvaro Negredo. A free-kick to the left of the middle of the penalty area, the Spaniard shapes to curl into the near corner, but opens his body and curls past Tremmel - who barely moves - into the corner.

Goal: Manchester City 1-0 Swansea City (Alvaro Negredo)

16:17: At the Etihad, swansea are sporting a shocking away strip as the game gets underwa. A purple and yellow shorts number. First effort for Alvaro Negredo, who is denied by a decent save from Tremmel.

16:13: Remember James Beattie? Well this was even quicker from Jay Rodriguez. Michael Essien, making his first Premier League start since May 2012 underhits a wayward backpass and The England forward steals in and tucks past Petr Cech inside 13 seconds. Wow.

Goal: Chelsea 0-1 Southampton (Jay Rodriguez)

16:10: No time to rest. We're underway at Stamford Bridge and the Etihad Stadium.

16:01: Teams:

Chelsea: Cech, Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta, Essien, Ramires, Mata, Oscar, Hazard, Torres.

Southampton: Boruc, Clyne, Fonte, Lovren, Shaw, Wanyama, Schneiderlin, Ward-Prowse, Lallana, Rodriguez, Osvaldo.

Manchester City: Pantilimon, Zabaleta, Lescott, Demichelis, Clichy, Fernandinho, Toure, Navas, Nasri, Negredo, Aguero.

Swansea City: Tremmel, Tiendalli, Chico, Williams, Davies, Canas, De Guzman, Shelvey, Pozuelo, Hernandez, Vazquez.

15:59: Hull City secure their first ever win over Liverpool and go into the top half. In reality, it wasn't particularly close and the scoreline flatters a Liverpool side who were lacklustre from the outset. Jake Livermore, David Meyler and a Martin Skrtel own goal did the damage. Liverpool stay seven points behind Arsenal.

Full time: Hull City 3-1 Liverpool

15:54: What a move from Hull and Elmohamady should make it four. Meyler plays him in in the right-hand channel and he bursts through on goal but slides wide. That would have been the icing on the cake for the Tigers. Four minutes of added on time.

15:52: Sagbo should put Hull home and dry but he shoots weakly at Mignolet. But when the forward gets through again he makes no mistake, setting up Tom Huddlestone, whose skewed shot is diverted into his own net off Martin Skrtel. Twice the Slovakian has contributed to Hull goals this afternoon and it finishes a thorougherly miserable day for Liverpool.

Goal: Hull City 3-1 Liverpool (Martin Skrtel own goal)

15:48: This has been pretty desperate from Liverpool to be honest but take nothing away Hull, who have kept their shape throughout and been tough to break down. Even if they can't hold on here, they'll take a few scalps this season

15:35: Hull are back in front! Liverpool fail to clear following a goalmouth scramble and the ball breaks to Meyler, who shifts the ball onto his left foot, and slides the ball low into the corner. After the Tigers heading for their first ever win over Liverpool?

Goal: Hull City 2-1 Liverpool (David Meyler)

15:33: Best chance of the second half by a distance and it comes for Liverpool. Coutinho volleys a cross across the face of goal and Moses arrive on cue but McGregor spreads himself and makes a superb save.

15:29: Not much to comment on at the KC Stadium. Changes for both sides just past thehour. Rosenior on for Koren and Coutinho on for Sterling.

15:14: McGregor denies Suarez from a tight angle as Liverpol continue to press but they're lacking a cutting edge at this stage. Not a great performance thus from the visitors.

15:08: No changes as the second half gets underway the KC Stadium.

14:54: Not a cracker by any means but at least we have goals at the KC Stadium where it is Hull City 1-1 Liverpool at the break. Jake Livermore deflected strike and Steven Gerrard's free-kick were the moments of note but chances have been few and far behind otherwise. I blame Christmas.

Half time: Hull City 1-1 Liverpool

14:51: Game has died down a little since the Liverpool goal as Hull retreat into their shell. Yellow card for Robbie Brady one of the few moments of note, after he dives in the attempt to win a penalty. Half-chance for Luis Suarez, who shoots straight at McGregor.

14:44: Liverpool very much the better team now but we're seeing more evidence of why Hull have such a decent home record, with two banks of four now allow any space for Suarez and co. Any mistake is pounced on by Tom Huddlestone among others.

14:34: This game has burst into life and Liverpool are level through a sublime Steven Gerrard's free-kick. Jordan Henderson is scythed down by Curtis Davies 25 yards from goal and the England takes advantage with a super effort which flies into the bottom corner. Game on.

Goal: Hull City 1-1 Liverpool (Steven Gerrard)

14:28: Out of almost nothing, Hull City hit the front. Jake Livermoore exchanges passes with Elmohamady and shoots goalwards and the ball takes a huge deflection off Martin Skrtel and beyond a helpless Simon Mignolet. Steve Bruce is delighted.

Goal: Hull City 1-0 Liverpool (Jake Livermore)

14:22: No doubt about the big news storyu coming out Hull thisn morning revolving around Essem Allam's comments regarding Hull fans who are protesting against the idea of renaming the club. Early chants of 'We're Hull City, we'll die when we want' should help fill in the blanks for you.

14:14: The early pressure, as you would expect, is coming from the visitors but already you can see why Hull have been so difficult to beat on their own turf with thei defensive unit look inpregnable. Slow start.

14:05: Underway at the KC Stadium

14:02: Teams:

Hull City: McGregor, Elmohamady, Figueroa, Davies, Bruce, Meyler, Huddlestone, Livermore, Brady, Koren, Sagbo

Liverpool: Mignolet, Flanagan, Toure, Skrtel, Johnson, Lucas, Gerrard, Henderson, Moses, Sterling, Suarez

13:58: So from White Hart Lane, we turn our attention to the KC Stadium where Hull City host Liverpool. Hull have started the season in impressive fashion but have won only one of their last six, losing last weekend to rock-bottom Crystal Palace, while Liverpool will be looking to cut the gap to leaders Arsenal but are without Daniel Sturridge. Team news on the way.

13:51: In the end a fair result as Tottenham and United both lose ground on leaders Arsenal. Kyle Walker and Sandro had twice given Spurs the lead but goals from Wayne Rooney, the second from the penalty spot, ensured United grabbed a point. A game which entertained in dispatches but highlighted both sides' deficiencies.

Full time: Tottenham Hotspur 2-2 Manchester United

13:46: Not much in the way of chances since the second United equaliser. Javier Hernandez cuts the ball back across goal but Spurs clear. Entering stoppage time.

13:38: Eet another free-kick just outside the penalty area for Tottenham but United get away with it again as Defoe's effort only hits the wall. Double change coming for the champions, with Ashley Young and Nani being prepped.

13:36: Kyle Walker has been involved in everything this afternoon and he almost creates what would likely have been the winner. His cross almost picks out Townsend but the England winger can't grow enough and United survive.

13:29: So Soldado goes off and is replaced by Defoe. Most goals in Premier League history from coming off the bench has Defoe. Javier Hernandez comes on for Danny Welbeck meanwhile for United. Inside the last 20 minutes.

13:27: Both sides enjoy plenty of possession and United almost take the lead for the first time when Welbeck steals in behind and with the angle too tight to shoot, he tries to find the onrushing Rooney but his pass is out of his fellow-countryman's reach. Andros Townsend is on for Tottenham and it seems as though Jermain Defoe will be joining him.

13:16: Rooney plays a lovely through ball towards Danny Welbeck and the youngster gets the first touch and is tripped by Hugo Lloris and Mike Dean has no hessitation at pointing to the spot. Wayne Rooney makes no mistake, sending the ball down the middle to level.

Goal: Tottenham Hotspur 2-2 Manchester United (Wayne Rooney)

Penalty to Manchester United

13:12: You fancied Andre Villas-Boas required a moment of brilliance today and he's just seen some from Sandro. Tottenham build from the left and Sandro shifts the ball onto his right foot and unleashed a stunning effort which flies past a motionless David de Gea. Out of nowhere.

Goal: Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 Manchester United (Sandro)

13:02: Second half has begun at Tottenham. No changes.

12:49: A microcosim of Tottenham's season in the first half against Manchester United. Spurs were in the accendancy, took the lead through Kyle Walker but have relincquished their advantage through some sloppy finishing at one end, and poor defending at the other. Wayne Rooney drew United level and since the defending champions are in charge. Change up required from AVB.

Half time: Tottenham Hotspur 1-1 Manchester United

12:45: One added minute at the end of the first half at Whie Hart Lane.

12:41: The most fruatrating thing about United's goal from a Tottenham point of view is how the goal has allowed their opponent a way back into the match which teh visitors have been on the peripheral of all afternoon. The home side have failed to recapture their dominance as we enter the last five minutes of the first half.

12:34: Tottenham have the worst shot conversion rate in the Premier League this season and after Lennon passes up another chance to increase their lead, they are duly punished in ruthless fashion. Phil Jones' cross from the right is diverted into the middle by Kyle Walker and Wayne Rooney pounces to slam into the roof of the net. The England striker goes joint-fifth on the all-time scorers list in the Premier League with that one.

Goal: Tottenham Hotspur 1-1 Manchester United (Wayne Rooney)

12:30: Tottenham spurn another opportunity to double their lead. The hosts catch United on the break and Sandro feeds Soldado but the Spaniard blazes over inside the area. Real waste for Spurs.

12:22: Spurs almost two up. A corner from the right finds Michael Dawson who shoots goalwards but a United body throws himself in front of the ball and the visitors survive. If the home faithful had any concerns before kick-off, they've been washed away by that early goal. It's rocking at the Lane.

12:20: Phil Jones fouls Sandro on the edge of the united area and a free-kick is awarded. Kyle Walker is the only an over it, and he unleashes a thunderous effort which goes under the jumping wall and beats David de Gea for pace. Dream start for spurs.

Goal: Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 Manchester united (Kyle Walker)

12:16: First chance for United and they should be ahead. Valencia pick-pockets Chiriches and finds Rooney in the area but Sandro gets the block in and the visitors are focred to build from deep again.

12:11: First shot in anger and it comes for Tottenham. Aaron Lennon finds himself in a central role, wriggles away from Evra and shoots left-footed but De Gea makes an easy save.

12:06: Well Tottenham have already held out longer than they did against Manchester City last Sunday. Little to report in the opening exchanges. Kyle Walker runs the ball out of play when well placed in the penalty area.

12:00: Underway at the lane.

11:58: Players out at White Hart Lane. Decent atmosphere in north London.

11:49: Andre Villas-Boas says his side have been unaffected by the mid-week criticism of their form and rumours of his departure. His team selection suggests otherwise. Andros Townsend is left out and the Portuguese boss has deployed three players across midfield. Very caucious in a game which could be his last at White Hart Lane. A big 'could' it should be said.

11:39: Tottenham's recent form needs no introduction. Last weekend's 6-0 defeat to Manchester City was the club's heaviest for two decades and was a result which leaves them well outside the title picture. Manchester United meanwhile have quietly been going about their business and are unbeaten in 11 games, producing their most impressive performance of the season in beating Bayer leverkusen. No doubt both sides have contrasting form coming in

11:31: So Tottenham start with a three man midfield with Paulinho, Sandro and Dembele all starting - very caucious from Andre Villas-Boas in a match he can't afford to lose. Manchester United are without Robin van Persie but welcome back captain Nemanja Vidic. Phil Jones begins in midfield but Rio Ferdinand is again missing.


Tottenham Hotspur: Lloris, Walker, Chiriches, Dawson, Vertonghen, Paulinho, Sandro, Lennon, Dembele, Chadli, Soldado

Manchester United: De Gea, Smalling, Vidic, Evans, Evra, Valencia, Cleverley, Jones, Kagawa, Welbeck, Rooney

11:15: If Saturday was the starter then Sunday's Premier League billing is every bit the main course. Four games involving the main protagonists for the title today who are all in pursuit of Arsenal, who pulled seven points clear of the chasing pack with their win at Cardiff City. We start with Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United. Team news on the way.....