Everton 3-3 Liverpool

Arsenal 2-0 Southampton

Fulham 1-2 Swansea

Hull City 0-1 Crystal Palace

Newcastle 2-1 Norwich

Stoke 2-0 Sunderland

West Ham 0-3 Chelsea

Bundesliga - Borussia Dortmund 0-3 Bayern Munich


19:32: That's all from us for this evening. Join us again tomorrow when Tottenham Hotspur travel to Manchester City and Cardiff welcome Manchester United to town. See you then.

19:25: Well, that's it. A lethal Chelsea have moved up to third in the table, level on points with Liverpool, following an emphatic win at Upton Park. West Ham were bereft of any ideas at the best of times and woeful at the worst, a perfect combination for Jose Mourinho's side who took their chances well.

The Hammers' need for another striker may quickly be becoming a boring theme, but it was as evident as ever tonight as a blunt attack provided zero threat for the Chelsea defence. An excellent display from Frank Lampard marked by two goals was a highlight for the Blues, as was the performance of Oscar.

In Germany, Bayern Munich have thumped Borussia Dortmund 3-0 at the Westfalenstadion, with the club's former son Mario Gotze scoring the decisive first goal. The playmaker's excellently taken effort encouraged Klopp's side to march forward, and Guardiola's patient unit picked them off with another two in the final five minutes of the game to further underline their title as the dominant force in German football.

Full time: West Ham 0-3 Chelsea

Full time: Borussia Dortmund 0-3 Bayern Munich

19:20: It's all falling apart for Dortmund. Another excellent move from Bayern sees Phillip Lahm play a simple ball in from the right, where Thomas Muller meets the ball to rub salt in the wounds.

Goal! Borussia Dortmund 0-2 Bayern Munich (Thomas Muller, 89)

19:16: Fantastic goal from Bayern, who have all but ended Dortmund's resistance. In his own half, Thiago Alcantara plays an exquasuite high through ball for Arjen Robben, who has caught out Dortmund while they were busy pushing for an equaliser. Striding in from the left, the Dutchman draws Weidenfeller out and dinks the ball over him into the back of the net. Wonderful finish.

Goal! Borussia Dortmund 0-2 Bayern Munich (Arjen Robeben, 85)

19:14: Michael Essien replaces Eden Hazard for Chelsea.

19:11: Well, that's it. Chelsea seal their win through Lampard's second of the evening. Minutes before he is taken off Oscar launches an effort on goal which breaks to Lampard who is perfectly positioned on the edge of the box. The former Hammer confidently strikes into the bottom corner. Game over.

Goal! West Ham 0-3 Chelsea (Frank Lampard, 80)

19:08: Demba Ba replaces Samuel Eto'o, who has worked hard this evening. West Ham are looking for Downing and the newly introduced Matt Jarvis with more frequency now, stretching Chelsea in hope of carving a goal scoring chance of their own.

19:03: Dortmund close to pulling level! First Mkhitaryan sends the ball wide of the right hand post under pressure from Javier Martinez, before Dortmund put together a beautiful flowing move but Reus' eventual effort is well saved by Neuer.

18:59: Oh dear, that won't go down well. Mario Gotze scores against his former club to give Bayern the lead. Thomas Muller plays the ball across to the attacking midfielder who hits a sumptuous effort with the outside of his boot into the left hand side of the net past the despairing Weidenfeller. That one is going to sting.

Goal! Borussia Dortmund 0-1 Bayern Munich (Mario Gotze, 66)

18:57: Lewandowski provides another reason why he is one of the best lone forwards in world football, beautifully holding the ball up and seeing off the challenges of two Bayern defenders before slipping the ball into the onrushing Reus. Guardiola introduces Thiago Alcantara for Boatang.

18:54: Demel does brilliantly to slide past two Chelsea men by the corner flag before dropping a shoulder to beat a third at the byline. He squares the ball across goal for Maiga who strikes the ball the wrong side of the post. Awful miss after some fantastic work from Demel, who is doing his best to make up for his earlier error.

18:51: Diame does well to wriggle his way into a shooting position on the left hand side of the goal but opts to send in a ball for Maiga, who attempts to connect with an awfully difficult bicycle kick. The ball is too high, however, and the striker ends up in a heap on the floor.

18:49: Azpilicueta does wonderfully well to break down the left and reach the byline before looping a ball over to Oscar. Of all of Chelsea's options, the Brazilian would have been near the top of the list of players you would want on the end of it, but he strikes well wide from 10 yards out.

18:45: Guardiola has opted to play his trump card, former Dortmund hero Mario Gotze who is on to replace Mario Mandzukic. An avalanche of boos fall from the Yellow Wall, as you might expect.

18:43: Dortmund are enjoying the greater share of possession in the opening ten minutes in Germany, probing at the Bayern defence. Bender, who worked terrifically to win the ball in midfield, dinks a delicate ball over to Lewandowski, but he doesn't connect as well as he would have liked. The Poland international appeared to limp following the move, a worrying sight for Klopp.

18:40: Ramires plays in his compatriot Oscar who has West Ham defenders back peddling in a panic as he bears down on goal. The Brazilian twists, turns and shoots, but his powerful effort is blocked. The resulting corner is firmly met by Cahill but Kevin Nolan is on the line to clear the danger.

18:36: That's a bit better from the Hammers. Downing, who was largely stranded out on the wing seeing little of the ball in the first half swings in an excellent cross, but Diame can't stretch far enough to get on the end of it.

18:35: Chelsea have emerged looking to finish this game off as quickly as possible with Eto'o leading the charge, but the Cameroonian is unable to dance his way past the West Ham backline.

18:32: And we are back underway at Upton Park, with the second half between Dortmund and Bayern to begin any minute now.

18:22: Sam Allardyce has a big team talk ahead of him. An individual error from Guy Demel and a lack of pressure in midfield have seen Chelsea take a deserved lead at Upton Park which prompted a few boos around the Boelyn Ground. The Hammers boss opted to switch his midfield around before half time, suggesting he still has one or two ideas up his sleeve.

Meanwhile in Germany, there is very little to report from a rather turgid clash between Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich. A makeshift Dortmund backline has managed to deal with a Bayern attack missing the zeal of Ribery, but both Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola will want more.

Half time - Borussia Dortmund 0-0 Bayern Munich

18:18: Feisty moment at the Westfalenstadion. Grosskreutz and Mandzukic are both booked after going nose to nose following a foul on Marco Reus that threatened to boil over. Rafinha, who committed the original foul, also picks up a card for his trouble. Following that, the referee soon blows his whistle for half time.

Half time - West Ham 0-2 Chelsea

18:14: A brilliantly curled effort from Eto'o forced a splendid save from the West Ham goalkeeper, Chelsea are getting closer. Morrison gives them a subtle reminder of what he is capable of however with a scintillating run through the middle, bypassing two men, bringing images of his goal against Spurs to mind. Cahill steps across to abruptly bring the run to an end, however, but the West Ham faithful needed to see something like that.

18:12: Chelsea close to creating a third there. Hazard finds Eto'o with a wonderful ball through the middle but the former Barcelona striker can't control the ball. In response, Sam Allardyce rings in the changes, bringing Diame and Maiga on for Collinson and Joe Cole.

18:08: Some poor positioning from Friedrich allows Mandzukic gets the better of Friedrich and takes an acrobatic shot at goal, as the Bayern forward meets a cross from the right with an overhead kick. Weidenfeller however is well placed to push the ball away from danger.

18:05: That really was too easy for Chelsea. Oscar marches through the middle largely unchallenged before playing a neat one two with Hazard. The Belgian's return ball comes courtesy of an audacious flick into the path of the Brazilian who strolls past Tomkins before striking low into the left hand corner of the net.

Goal! West Ham 0-2 Chelsea (Oscar, 33)

18:02: West Ham have enjoyed more possession since going behind, but it's still just Chelsea who look like scoring. Hazard whips in an inviting ball from the right which is met by a guided header from Lampard which isn't far off target.

18:00: Lewandowski passes up the chance to shoot and instead squares the ball to Blaszczykowski on the edge of the area. The Pole slips past Alaba but his effort is eventually blocked by Dante. At the other end of the pitch, the makeshift Dortmund back line is coping with Bayern's fluid attack. So far, anyway.

17:58: Demel gets a slight chance to redeem himself after being played inside by Morrison. He has space but his touch is lacking and the ball rebounds out of play.

17:55: Dortmund nearly carve out an opener! Grosskreutz sprints down the right-hand side and gets onto a ball from Henrikh Mkhitaryan before whipping a decent cross into the box towards the Marco Reus. The German international's effort is stopped by the ever-alert Neuer.

17:52: Chelsea lead, and it's an absolute gift. Demel opts to play the ball back ton his goalkeeper but he doesn't put enough on it, leaving Jääskeläinen with little choice but to race out in an attempt to beat Oscar to the ball. He doesn't, and Lampard perfectly converts the resulting penalty. The West Ham 'keeper is perhaps lucky to still be on the pitch.

Goal! West Ham 0-1 Chelsea (Frank Lampard, 20)

Penalty - Chelsea

17:49: Robert Lewandowski is given a stern talking to by the referee following a high challenge on Toni Kroos. Muller and Ribery looking dangerous for the visitors, but are yet to fashion a clear cut chance.

17:45: West Ham carelessly lose possession just outside of the box with Oscar picking up Morrison's loose pass. The diminutive Brazilian shows no hesitation and fires off an effort from 25 yards out, but it sails harmlessly over Jääskeläinen's cross bar.

17:41: West Ham have a good chance to catch Chelsea on the break with Stewart Downing desperately calling for the ball to be played out onto the left, where he is in plenty of space. Ravel Morrison ignores his calls and opts to play a difficult ball through the middle, which trickles through to Petr Cech.

17:38: In Germany, Arjen Robben nearly wiggles his way through Dortmund's makeshift defence, attempting to get on the end of a looping ball hoofed forwards from defence. 34-year-old Manuel Friedrich, an emergency signing brought into to quell the crisis struggles to deal with the Dutchman, but does enough to ensure the effort on goal is a tame one.

17:35: Chelsea enjoying much of the early pressure with Azpiliceuta and Hazard finding space down the left hand side of the pitch. The Spanish defender finds Samuel Eto'o who shapes to turn and fire on goal, but he's quickly blocked. Good defending from the Hammers.

17:31: And we are underway at Upton Park.

17:24: Meanwhile in Germany, Bayern Munich are without Franck Ribery in their top of the table clash with Borussia Dortmund after suffering a rib injury while on international duty. Dortmund are plaugey by a string of injuries of their own with defenders Mats Hummels Marcel Schmelzer suffering injuries during Germany's 1-0 win over England. Neven Subotic is ruled out for the season and Lukasz Piszczek returns to the bench following an injury that has kept him out since May's Champions League final.

17:15: Both Fernando Torres and Ashley Cole are absent through injury for Chelsea, while John Obi Mikel replaces Willian in midfield. Carlton Cole starts up front against one of his former clubs with Ravel Morrison occupying the space behind him but Winston Reid is unavaliable and will remain that way until the New Year following an injury.

Line ups: West Ham v Chelsea

West Ham: Jääskeläinen, Demel, O'Brien, Noble, Collins, Tomkins, Downing, Collison, Nolan, Morrison, Cole

Chelsea: Cech; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta, Mikel, Lampard, Ramires, Oscar, Hazard, Eto'o.

17:10: Stick around, we still have Chelsea's visit to West Ham United to come, plus the small matter of Borussia Dortmund v Bayern Munich. We will be bringing you all the team news and live updates from both games as we count down to kick off. (17:30)

17:07: Well that's it for the afternoon's fixtures. Crystal Palace have secured a vital three points despite being reduced to ten men to lift them from the foot of the table after Barry Bannan's late strike put them ahead of Hull.

A contentious red card in the early stages of the first half derailed Sunderland's game plan at Stoke as they succumbed to a 2-0 defeat, while Martin Jol's miserable run continued to five straight defeats following a loss to Swansea City.

Newcastle United comfortably saw off the challenge of Norwich City aided by their French attack of Loic Remy and Yoan Gouffran, and while Arsenal were largely contained by Southampton, two goals from Olivier Giroud was enough to secure the win and lift the Gunners four points clear at the top of the league, following Liverpool's 3-3 draw with Everton earlier today.

17:01: Arsenal can relax now after Giroud scores his second goal of the afternoon from the spot after Per Mertesacker has his shirt tugged by Jose Fonte. Southampton aren't happy with the decision and the defender is booked for his protests, but Giroud confidently sends Boruc the other way to seal three points for the Gunners.

Goal! Arsenal 2-0 Southampton, (Olivier Giroud, 87)

Penalty - Arsenal

16:57: Arsenal and Southampton still playing following a delayed kick off. Just over five minutes left, the Gunners lead through a first half goal from Olivier Giroud.

Full time:

Hull City 0-1 Crystal Palace

Newcastle United 2-1 Norwich City

16:54: Moxey gets it off the line for Palace! The defender is back to crucially save his side before Hull strike the post in the dying seconds. Full time, not a bad welcome present for Tony Pulis.

Full time:

Fulham 1-2 Swansea City

Stoke City 2-0 Sunderland

16:51: Jonjo Shelvey has a great chance to adding his second of the afternoon but dallies on the ball, alllowing Steve Sidwell to rush back and crucially intercept. It's the last chance of the game as the referee blows the full time whistle.

16:48: Arsenal carve their first real chance of the second half with Mesut Ozil hitting a powerful effort that is well saved by Boruc. A win will see Arsenal move four points clear at the top of the league, but Southampton are not out of this yet.

16:46: Theo Walcott has come on for Santi Cazorla, making his first appearance for the Gunners in nearly two months.

16:44: Moments after Yannick Bolasie was shown a very harsh red card, Palace have taken the lead! Cameron Jerome impressively battles his way to the byline before squaring the ball across goal, where Bannan is waiting to score from close range.

Goal! Hull City 0-1 Crystal Palace (Barry Bannan, 80)

16:42: Steven Nzonzi gets on the end of an excellent ball from Peter Crouch to comfortably slot past Vito Mannone in the Sunderland goal and virtually assure a win for Stoke.

16:39: A flurry of action as we enter the last 10 minutes of this afternoon's games. Jonjo Shelvey has restored Swansea's lead after battling his way into the box and striking his effort past the Fulham goalkeeper. Meanwhile at St James' Park Leory Fer rises above Collocini to head home and offer Norwich a fighting chance.

Goal! Stoke City 2-0 Sunderland (Steven Nzonzi, 82)

Red card - Yannick Bolasie (Crystal Palace)

Goal! Newcastle 2-1 Norwich (Leroy Fer, 80)

Goal! Fulham 1-2 Swansea (Jonjo Shelvey, 78)

16:32: Hull City and Crystal Palace still toiling at the KC Stadium. The ball falls to Curtis Davies from a corner kick but in a manner typical of a centre half, he can't sort his feet out in time. The ball is flicked on to Yannick Sagbo but he is intercepted before he can get an effort off.

16:29: After his international jaunts, a slightly jaded Adam Lallana has been replaced by Dani Osvaldo in an attempt to find an equaliser against Arsenal. Fabio Borini has been brought on by Sunderland as referee Kevin Friend continues to enrage Gus Poyet.

16:25: A bright start to the half for Southampton with their vibrant front three of Lallana, Rodriguez and Lambert threatening to cause problems on the counter attack. Rodriguez plays through Lallana but the latter is unable to get any real direction on the shot, firing directly at Szczesny.

16:23: There is still some fight left in Norwich City with Nathan Redmond cutting inside to let fly with a powerful effort. It's well wide, but a slight moment of promise for Chris Hughton.

16:20: Some respite for Martin Jol! Fulham have equalised through Scott Parker, whose floated effort sailed over Michel Vorm in the Swansea goal and into the back of the net.

Goal! Fulham 1-1 Swansea City Scott Parker, 60)

16:13: Fulham's problems continue as Hughes shins the ball into the back of his own net following a neat cross from Jonathan De Guzman.

Goal! Fulham 0-1 Swansea City (Aaron Hughes OG, 55)

16:11: Norwich's Anthony Pilkington looks to have suffered a nasty hamstring injury has been taken off on a stretcher. Johan Elmander is on to replace the Republic of Ireland international.

16:07: In an effort to break the deadlock, Steve Bruce has opted to introduce Danny Graham, bringing the 'striker' on for Robbie Brady. Graham's last Premier League goal came on New Years Day two clubs ago, playing for Swansea. A dry spell would be a rather generous way of describing things.

16:02: As we prepare to get back underway, Arsenal and Southampton head for the tunnel for half time with Boruc still looking rather sheepish after his error.

15:52: Not too many goals to report as we reach half time in this afternoon's Premier League fixtures. Norwich's woes on the road continue with Newcastle leading comfortably through goals from Loic Remy and Yoan Gouffran while an incensed Gus Poyet saw Charlie Adam put Stoke ahead of Sunderland before the Black Cats boss witnessed Wes Brown shown a seemingly harsh straight red card.

In a game still playing, a pretty awful error from Artur Boruc allowed Olivier Giroud to put Arsenal 1-0 against Southampton after both Jack Wilshere and Aaron Ramsey struck the woodwork.

Half time scores:

Fulham 0-0 Swansea

Hull City 0-0 Crystal Palace

Newcastle 2-0 Norwich

Stoke 1-0 Sunderland

15:47: Half time whistles being blown across the country except for at the Emirates, where there are 15 minutes of the half left following a delayed kick off.

15:46: Fulham goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg does brilliantly to stop Nathan Dyer capping an excellent Swansea City counter attack, denying the winger from a narrow angle.

15:44: Three of the four goals scored in this afternoon's three o' clock kick offs have been scored by Frenchman with Charlie Adam being the exception. Bit of a culture clash, I suppose.

15:42: Another Newcastle goal from another Frenchman. This time it's Yoan Gouffran, tapping home a rebound after Shola Ameobi saw his header saved.

15:40: Artur Boruc endures one of the worst moments of his career as he foolishly attempts to take the ball around Giroud. The Frenchman intercepts and rolls the ball into the empty net.

Goal! Newcastle 2-0 Norwich (Yoann Gouffran, 37)

15:37: Sunderland have been reduced to 10 men under seemingly harsh circumstances as Wes Brown is shown a straight red. Gus Poyet is furious.

Goal! Arsenal 1-0 Southampton (Olivier Giroud, 22)

Red card - Wes Brown (Sunderland)

15:35: Arsenal hit the woodwork once again, this time through Aaron Ramsey. Mesut Ozil's cross from the right is met by an audacious flick from the Wales international. Southampton started the afternoon comfortably, but Arsene Wenger's side are beginning to mount pressure.

15:33: After missing a great chance earlier in the half, Darren Bent almost redeems himself but his half volley rattles the post. Berbatov comes close with an effort of his own moments later.

15:31: Stoke score just the second goal of the 3 o' clock kick offs through Charlie Adam to take the lead against Sunderland. Nzonzi does well in the box before teeing up Adam, who coolly slots home from 10 yards out.

Goal! Stoke 1-0 Sunderland (Charlie Adam, 29)

15:27: Arsenal so close to taking the lead after Jack Wilshere chips the ball over Artur Boruc. Fortunately for Saints, the ball clips the inside of the post before being collected by the Pole.

15:24: The most notable moments of the afternoon at the KC Stadium are happening in the stands, where Hull fans have produced a banner reading 'We Are Hull City' in protest over the club's proposed name change to Hull Tigers. Home fans are reportedly passing the banner around the stands in efforts to evade the stewards. Yannick Bolasie, whose start to the season was interrupted by injury has looked the most likely to make something happen.

15:20: Worrying sight for Arsenal fans, Olivier Giroud is limping with what appears to be a thigh injury just over five minutes into the game. Bendtner time perhaps?

15:18: After their opener Newcastle and threatening to add to their lead, but both Tiote and Cabaye fire over the bar following neat moves. At the Britannia Stadium, Ryan Shawcross is forced to knock the ball off the line after it deflected off teammate Robert Huth

15:15: And we are underway at the Emirates Stadium after that delayed start.

15:09: Luckily/unfortunately (delete where appropriate), Chamkah has returned to the pitch for Palace rocking a head bandage

15:05: Marouane Chamakh has gone off after a clash of heads with Paul McShane. The Frenchman has been cut open and could be forced off with Cameron Jerome standing by. Early boost for Tony Pulis?

15:02: Loic Remy scores his eigth goal of the season, nodding home from close range to capitalise on some poor Norwich defending.

Goal! Newcastle 1-0 Norwich (Loic Remy, 2)

15:00: In his first game as Fulham head coach Rene Muelensteen has named highly rated 117-year-old Moussa Dembele on the bench.

14:59: Tony Pulis has been named as Crystal Palace's new manager, but he won't be in charge this afternoon., Keith Millen leads the Eages against Hull City at the KC Stadium.

14:57: Problems on the underground mean Arsenal v Southampton has been delayed by 15 minutes.

14:52: Theo Walcott returns from injury to take a spot on the bench for Arsenal but Mathieu Flamini is absent through suspension. England trio Adam Lallana, Jay Rodriguez and Rickie Lambert start for Southampton but Jack Cork is missing through injury.

14:50: We are about ten minutes away from this afternoon's three o' clock games. Team news coming up.

14:44: What a chaotic and brilliantly absorbing contest that was, a real testament to the attacking instincts of both Brendan Rodgers and Roberto Martinez. Both teams struggled defensively, but the vast majority won't be too worried after watching that. Joe Allen's dismal miss in the second half could have changed the pace of the game with Liverpool leading 2-1, but it wasn't to be.

14:40: Deulofeu draws another save from Mignolet and Agger blocks another seconds later to ensure the scoreline is kept even. And with that the referee blows the final whistle. What a magnificent game of football that was.

Full time: Everton 3-3 Liverpool

14:38: Sturridge pokes a loose ball past Howard but the linesman has his flat in the air. He can have no complaints after being miles off side.

14:36: Panic has found its way to the pitch, both teams are struggling to hold onto the ball. Suarez regains composure to whip in a ball for Victor Moses, but the Nigerian fires his effort over the bar. Moments later, Suarez does well to control a high ball but his stinging shot is palmed away by Howard.

14:33: Unbelievable. In the dying minutes Liverpool have equalised. Gerrard swings in an excellent cross which is met by Strurridge with an excellent header, flicking the ball into the far corner leaving Howard stranded. What a game this has been.

Goal! Everton 3-3 Liverpool (Sturridge, 88)

14:29: Credit must be handed to Deulofeu, whose initial effort led to the corner. The teenager has been excellent following his introduction and his threat on the counter could prove pivotal with just three minutes of normal time left.

14:26: It's Lukaku again! Deulofeu drives into the Liverpool box from the left, drawing another impressive save from Mignolet. From the resulting corner, the striker on loan from Chelsea shrugs off Johnson and rises above Flanagan to connect with a powerful header, which sails into the top corner, just above Sturridge on the line. Joe Allen's earlier miss now even more glaring than it originally appeared. Which is some feat.

Goal! Everton 3-2 Liverpool (Lukaku, 81)

14:23: On the counter, Gerrard sends in a perfect cross right onto the head of Suarez, but the strikes directs his header straight into the hands of the grateful Howard.

14:22: What an opportunity missed by Everton. The hosts break from a Liverpool corner and Deulofeu elegantly carries the ball up field before playing it to Lukaku. It's two on two, and the striker opts to play the ball across to McCarthy, who has galloped up alongside him, but it's far too short and Liverpool collect to launch a counter of their own.

14:19: SAS incoming; Daniel Sturridge prepares to enter the fray.

14:15: Lukaku strikes the free kick with draws a decent save from Mignolet after an untimely defection, but his defence are unable to clear their lines. Cutting in from the left, Mirallas attempts to play the ball across the box and at the second time of asking, the ball falls to an unmarked Luaku, who calmly slots the ball home, finally beating his fellow Belgian to even the contest. A potentially brilliant 15 minutes of this duel left.

Goal! Everton 2-2 Liverpool (Lukaku, 71)

14:15: Barkley picks up the ball 30 yards from goal and skips past Lucas. The Brazilian clumsily fouls the Everton man, resulting in a free kick.

14:12: Joe Allen is replaced by Victor Moses. The former Swansea midfielder had enjoyed a respectable game, before his ludicrous miss. Clichéd as it may be, Liverpool may pay for that should the hosts maintain this pressure.

14:09: Brilliant save from Mignolet again who keeps Liverpool's lead intact. Lukaku breaks through just inside the penalty area and bears down on goal. The Belgian attempts to lift the ball over his countryman but Mignolet makes himself big and bats the effort away.

14:07: Allen's misery is compounded as he is shown a yellow card for a challenge on Mirallas. The Everton man is lucky not to be shown a second yellow (not for the first time) after leading with his arm in an aerial bout with Henderson.

14:04: What a miss from Joe Allen! Coutinho centres the ball for Suarez who dances past two Everton defenders before the ball falls to the Welshman. With just the keeper in front of him, Allen has the options to square the ball back to Suarez who is faced with an open goal, or slot the ball past Tim Howard himself. He manages neither, sending the ball the wrong side of the post. A stunning miss, one that gets worse every time you watch it.

14:01: Coutinho strides into the box with some wonderful pieces of skill, leaving James McCarthy on his backside. The Irish international throws out an arm after being felled, which puts the Liverpool playmaker off. Case for hand ball? Maybe.

13:58: The young Spaniard Deulofeu almost has an immediate impact after being played through by Barkley, who capitalised on another moment of hesitation from Glen Johnson. The young attacker is through on goal and attempts to place it underneath the onrushing Mignolet, but the Belgian is down quick to save with his feet. What a chance.

13:55: After an earlier clash with Jordan Henderson, Leighton Baines is forced to withdraw from the game, replaced by Gerard Deulofeu, on loan from Barcelona. Gareth Barry slots in at left back.

13:52: After being tackled by Coleman, Suarez dives in rather recklessly and late on Mirallas. The Belgian goes flying and lands on the Liverpool's striker's back, seemingly accidentally. It won't be the last time these two clash in this game, you would expect.

13:50: A collector's item there, an awful delivery from Leighton Baines whose in swinging free kick fails to beat the first man. Everton enjoying more of the ball in the early stages of the second half.

13:47: And we are back underway at Goodison Park. Can Everton fight their way back into this?

13:33: Phil Dowd blows the whistle to bring an end to an exhilarating first half from football. A typically frenetic start saw Philippe Coutinho poke the game's opener home just four minutes in but Kevin Mirallas was on the spot to lash home an equaliser just minutes later. Never far from the headlines, Luis Suarez curled home an impressive free kick to restore the lead for Brendan Rodgers' side ten minutes later. The striker was on the end of a nasty challenge that perhaps should have seen Mirallas sent off in the final five minutes of the half, but the Belgian was shown just a yellow by a lenient Dowd.

A flurry of goals, crunching tackles and an electrifying atmosphere has ensured the first Merseyside derby of the season has been the thrilling rush we come to expect of it. More of the same, please.

Half time: Everton 1-2 Liverpool

13:30: Some sloppy defending from Glen Johnson nearly allows Lukaku to capitalise, but luckily for Liverpool the industrious Lucas is across to knock the ball out of the Belgian's path.

13:26: Ooof, Gerrard and Gareth Barry both jump to win a header and the Liverpool captain catches his opponent with a high elbow. It's accidental;, but Distin wades in for a spot of shoving with the England international. As you do.

13:23: After receiving some treatment on the side lines, a slightly miffed looking Luis Suarez takes to the field again, albeit moving gingerly with a couple of fresh stud marks just below his knee. That break in play has seen the pace of the game slow down slightly, but a brilliantly tight contest is still compelling viewing

13:20: Mirallas is also shown a yellow card for a very dangerous knee high challenge on Suarez. Replays suggest the Belgian is perhaps lucky to escape with just a booking. Tim Howard comfortably collects the resulting free kick.

13:16: And moments after singing his praises, Barkley is booked for diving after going down when approaches by Lucas. The England international sheepishly takes his punishment.

13:12: Ross Barkley has been underlining his burgeoning promise in abundance this afternoon. The youngster, not for the first time, picks up the ball in midfield and drifts menacingly towards the Liverpool goal, but his effort from 20 yards out is just over.

13:09: Everton are pushing Liverpool back once again. Mirallas strides past Flanagan with ease before cutting in from the right and hitting a vicious effort towards the top left hand corner. It flies past Mignolet's post. Just.

13:02: Liverpool take the lead through a magnificent free kick through Luis Suarez. Questions will be asked of the Everton wall but the Uruguayan did brilliantly to curl it past Tim Howard. Electrifying start to the afternoon.

Goal! Everton 1-2 Liverpool (Suarez, 18)

12:56: A lapse in concentration nearly allows Everton through for a second. Pienaar picks up a lose ball from Gerrard and carves an opening for Lukaku who bears down on goal. His compatriot Mignolet is quick off his line however to snuff out the danger.
12:53: What a start! Everton are level through Kevin Mirallas, Liverpool's lead didn't last long. Martin Skrtel fails to deal with a free kick swung in by Baines and the ball falls to the Belgian, who lashes home from six yards out. All Everton. now. Another classic in the making?
Goal! Everton 1-1 Liverpool (Mirallas, 7)
12:51: Liverpool take an early lead! Coutinho prods home to give the visitors an early advantage. James McCarthy positions himself on the luine but fails to clear the Brazilians effort.
Goal! Everton 0-1 Liverpool (Coutinho, 4)
12:45: And we are underway at Goodison Park in the 221at Merseyside derby.
12:44: Ross Barkley replaces Leon Osman in midfield in Roberto Martinez's first taste of the Merseyside Derby, with Romelu Lukaku once again leading the line
12:43: Daniel Sturridge starts on the bench for Liverpool this afternoon, along with France's two goal hero from midweek Mamadou Sakho. Joe Allen is handed a starting berth in midfield, with John Flanagan in defence.
Team News:
Everton: Howard, Baines, Distin, Jagielka (c), Coleman, Barry, McCarthy, Pienaar, Barkley, Mirallas, Lukaku
Subs: Robles, Heitinga, Jelavic, Deulofeu, Naismith, Osman, Stones
Liverpool: Mignolet, Johnson, Flanagan, Agger, Skrtel, Lucas, Gerrard, Allen, Henderson, Coutinho, Suarez
Subs: Jones, Toure, Alberto, Moses, Sturridge, Sakho, Sterling.
12:40: Good afternoon and welcome to IB Times UK's LIVE coverage of Saturday's Premier League football. We're off to a huge start this afternoon with the Merseyside derby between Everton and Liverpool, with Arsenal hosting Southampton later on this afternoon before Chelsea visit West Ham United later this evening. Stick around for all your updates, comment and analysis.