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  • Manchester City go top after hitting six against Watford.
  • Burnley hold Liverpool at Anfield.
  • Newcastle into fourth after overcoming Stoke City.
  • Jamie Vardy's penalty earns Leicester a point at Huddersfield.
  • West Brom and West Ham play out goalless draw.

Premier League fixtures [3pm kick-off unless otherwise stated]

Huddersfield Town 1-1 Leicester City

Liverpool 1-1 Burnley

Newcastle United 2-1 Stoke City

Watford 0-5 Manchester City

West Bromwich Albion 0-0 West Ham United

Well that is all we have time for on this live blog. We have live coverage of Tottenham vs Swansea here, so join us for the rest of the football this afternoon. Until next time, adios.

All over at Newcastle, who have beaten Stoke; Huddersfield who have been held by Leicester and at West Brom who have played out a stalemate with West Ham.

And that is it from Anfield. Liverpool drop more points. Three games without a win now are the Reds. Great result for Burnley though, they continue to astound.

Alexandre-Arnold cross out on the full and Liverpool's chance is gone. That should be it.

Full time at Vicarage Road as City hit six at Watford. Can Liverpool grab a late winner? They have a corner with two minutes to go....

Into four minutes of stoppage time at Anfield. Can Liverpool find a late winner?

GOAL! Watford 0-6 Manchester City (Raheem Sterling)

Sterling wins a penalty after a foul by Mariappa and after getting permission to take it from Pep Guardiola, hammers the ball beyond Gomes. City have gone one better from last season.

How have Liverpool not scored! Solanke hits the cross bar from point-blank range. They also want a penalty but they really should have taken matters into their own hands.

Nick Pope makes another fine save, keeping out Alexander-Arnold's volley. Liverpool continue to create chances, but nothing clear cut.

Liverpool are all over the place at the back and twice they almost go behind for a second time. Ben Mee gets free from successive corners, the first he floats over Mignolet and it needs Trent Alexander-Arnold to head it away. The second sees Mee unmarked at the back post and requires Mignolet to make a smart save at his near post.

GOAL! Watford 0-5 Manchester City (Sergio Aguero)

The Argentina striker completes his treble with a fine goal. He runs at the Watford defence, beats two players and finishes, in off the post, despite Mariappa's best efforts.

Liverpool knocking on the door but can't break through the Burnley wall. Looks like shades of most of last season at home for the Reds. So much creativity on the field yet nothing coming from that engine room.

Philippe Coutinho has returned to the Liverpool team today, starting a game for the first time since May.

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GOAL! Newcastle United 2-1 Stoke City (Jamal Lascelles)

GOAL! Watford 0-4 Manchester City (Nicolas Otamendi)

City can do it the dirty way too. David Silva and Kevin de Bruyne combine at the corner and Otamendi storms in and heads powerfully beyond Gomes, who got a touch but could only palm it into the roof of the net.

Ashley Barnes on for Gudmundsson as Burnley add an attacker to their artillery. Still spending a lot of time camped on their own penalty area though.

Daniel Sturridge with Liverpool's best effort of the half. He gets some space on the edge of the Burnley box and gets a good shot away but Pope makes a decent stop. Tom Heaton not missed so far.

GOAL! Newcaslte United 1-1 Stoke City [Xherdan Shaqiri]

Watford should have a penalty as Nathaniel Chalobah directs the ball towards goal from the corner and though the effort does not trouble Ederson, he was caught late by Kyle Walker. The ex-Chelsea pleas to the referee but his appeals go unnoticed.

GOAL! Huddersfield Town 1-1 Leicester City (Jamie Vardy)

GOAL! Huddersfield Town 1-0 Leicester City (Laurent Depoitre)

Back under way at Vicarage Road. Slight delay at Anfield however.

Half time all over the country in the Premier League.

Man City have swatted aside Watford in the first half thanks to Sergio Aguero's double and Jesus' goal. They are heading top of the Premier League.

Burnley took a shock lead at Liverpool but Mohamed Salah sees the Reds level at the break. Scott Arfield had given the visitors the advantage.

Newcastle lead Stoke thanks to Christian Atsu's first ever Premier League goal. Meanwhile, it is level at Huddersfield, who are hosting Leicester, and West Brom who have welcomed West Ham today.

Sergio Aguero has scored twice as City have cut through Watford.

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Half of Anfield rise to celebrate Liverpool going ahead but they have been duped as Daniel Sturridge's effort crashes into the net, but the wrong side. The Reds on top since first going behind.

Mo Salah celebrates drawing Liverpool level.

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GOAL! Watford 0-3 Manchester City (Jesus)

This is turning into a route. Three goals in 10 minutes as Aguero feeds striker-partner Jesus, who slots into the corner. A question about offside, but no debate over City's dominance. They're heading for the top of the table.

I would venture that Liverpool should be ahead. James Milner produces a fine delivery from the right and when Tarkowski and Mee both miss it, Sturridge is five yards out be can't make contact. The ball almost went through him.

Burnley celebrate taking a shock lead at Anfield.

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GOAL! Watford 0-2 Manchester City (Sergio Aguero)

Two goals in three minutes for Aguero, who is edging ever closer to becoming Manchester City's all-time record scorer. David Silva fires a cross beyond goal and when Gomes misses it, Aguero taps into an empty net. City won 5-0 at Vicarage Road on the final day of last season and they look in similar mood this afternoon.

GOAL! Liverpool 1-1 Burnley (Mohamed Salah)

Burnley's lead lasts just four minutes as Mo Salah continues his fine start to the season. The Egyptian makes a run off his right flank and picks up a Can pass and slots beyond Pope.

GOAL! Watford 0-1 Manchester City (Sergio Aguero)

You can't say it hasn't been coming. City take the lead in simple circumstances as De Bruyne's free-kick is flicked home by the unmarked Sergio Aguero. As simple as that.

GOAL! Liverpool 0-1 Burnley (Scott Arfield)

Burnley have soaked up 26 minutes of pressure and hit Liverpool with the ultimate sucker punch. Chris Wood gets the ball alive in the Reds box as they fail to clear a looping header and Arfield arrives un-tracked and fires into the corner in front oft he travelling Clarets contingent.

Mo Salah steals in at the back post and connects with a Sturridge cross, but can't find the target. Burnley sitting on the edge of their box for much of this game.

GOAL! Newcastle United 1-0 Stoke City (Christian Atsu)

Brilliant tackle by Adrian Mariappa prevents Raheem Sterling going through on goal. De Bruyne feeds a pass through towards the England winger who gets goal side, but Mariappa gets himself between him and the ball and clears the danger.

Elton John in place at Vicarage Road.

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Sergio Aguero tries an audacious effort from the corner of the penalty area, finding the roof of the net. Maybe he was looking for strike-partner Jesus, but it looked like an attempt on goal. Fine effort.

Philippe Coutinho heavily involved in the opening minutes at Anfield. No sign the Brazil international has downed tools after he failed to get his move to Barcelona.

Meanwhile, City are in the ascendancy at Watford and could be ahead but Raheem Sterling shanks a pull-back by Kevin de Bruyne.

A delay at Anfield as Ragnar Klaven and Chris Wood engage in a clash of heads. Both players need treatment but it is the Liverpool defender who appears to come off worse. The game has now resumed.

The scene at Anfield ahead of kick-off.

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Man City are playing in a burgundy at Watford. It look quite terrible.

Teams our across the country and we're under way in our five 3pm kick-offs.

So how will our coverage operate this afternoon?

Our focus will be on the games at Anfield and Vicarage Road, but we'll have updates of all the goals in the other games when they go in, so you won't miss a kick.

Man City are able to call on Ederson again after he suffered a facial injury against Liverpool last weekend.

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Watford of course could go top of the Premier League, something they have only done once before in their history. Not since 1982 have the Hornets been at the summit of the top division during a campaign, though Marco Silva has tried to downplay expectation. City will go to the top of the table if they get a point at Vicarage Road, but Manchester United could return if they beat Everton tomorrow.

Elton John in the house at Watford today. Can Marco Silva return to the Hornets to their glory years?

Big afternoon this for Liverpool. They did beat Burnley in this fixture last season but this was exactly the type of game which used to trip them up. And having been demolished by City and held by Sevilla, victory would be the perfect tonic for Jurgen Klopp. A sign Philippe Coutinho is up for the fight would be a welcome bonus too.

Just to put Palace's start into some context.

Full time at Selhurst and Crystal Palace remain pointless and goal-less after five matches, and routed to the bottom of the Premier League after defeat to Southampton. Steven Davis got their only goal as Roy Hodgson fails to inspire the Eagles in his first game in charge.

No worry Palace fans, only Man City, Man United and Chelsea to come in their next three league games. Saints meanwhile get their first away win of the campaign.

Gareth Barry reaches an appearance landmark today after being named in the West Brom team...

Extra security in place across the country after the terror threat level was raised to 'critical' yesterday after the incident at Parsons Green.

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News from Selhurst Park where it is still Crystal Palace 0 Southampton 1; Virgil van Dijk is on for the final three minutes. His reintegration is complete. Wonder how many Saints fans thought they would see him again. First appearance since January.

Confirmation from Burnley that Nick Pope will indeed start. That will relieve Clarets fans who though Sean Dyche had gone a little rogue.

Two changes for Watford. Daryl Janmaat and Adrian Mariappa replace Femina and Kaboul.

And just one alteration for City from the win at Feyenoord; Raheem Sterling coming in for Bernardo Silva.

Meanwhile, at Vicarage Road...

🔁 | 2 #watfordfc changes: Janmaat & Mariappa for Femenía & Kaboul.

Wagué & Zeegelaar on bench for first time. Pereyra also back among subs.

— Watford Football Club (@WatfordFC) September 16, 2017

Team News | Your City line-up today presented by @HAYSworldwide!#watfordvcity #mancity

— Manchester City (@ManCity) September 16, 2017

Some confusion in the Burnley team as they have not yet named a goalkeeper. We await to see who that will but it is likely Nick Pope will stand in for the injured Tom Heaton.

Elsewhere, there is just one change with Sam Vokes replaced by Scott Arfield.

Seven changes made by Jurgen Klopp. Simon Mignolet returns in goal while Coutinho and James Milner will play behind Daniel Sturridge. Dejan Lovren has a back injury so Ragnar Klaven will start in defence. Andrew Robertson is preferred to Alberto Moreno.

Liverpool and Burnley teams drop with an hour to go until kick-off.

Confirmed #LFC team and subs to face @BurnleyOfficial...

— Liverpool FC (@LFC) September 16, 2017


Philippe Coutinho makes first Liverpool start of the season. More to follow.

At Selhurst Park our first game of the day is well underway. Roy Hodgson is taking charge of his first game as Crystal Palace manager but Steve Davis' early goal has Southampton ahead. Just over 20 minutes remaining in south London. I will keep you abreast of any developments.

One of the ways Liverpool are marking their 125th anniversary today....

The other game we will be focusing on today comes fro Vicarage Road where Watford are hosting Man City - the winner of which will go top of the Premier League, at least for a few hours.

The Hornets have Kiko Femenia available after a head injury and Roberto Pereyra is also back. However, there is no place for Younes Kaboul who has a hamstring problem.

Raheem Sterling is back for City after serving his three-game ban. Vincent Kompany is back in training but is not likely to feature.

So how might both teams line up in our featured game at Anfield?

Liverpool are without the suspended Sadio Mane after the appeal against his red card against Manchester City was turned down. Philippe Coutinho could start for the first time since May in his place, while Alberto Moreno will continue at left-back.

Burnley are without goalkeeper Tom Heaton for at least four months after he underwent surgery for a dislocated shoulder. Nick Pope is expected to deputise but the club are in talks to sign Anders Lindegaard on a free. Jeff Hendrick is fit again after missing the win over Crystal Palace while Nahki Wells could make his debut.

After the first bout of European fixtures, the Premier League takes ahold again and we have five games this afternoon to get your teeth into.

The most attractive is at Anfield where Liverpool host a Burnley side who arrive on Merseyside without their injured number one Tom Heaton. The Reds meanwhile have had a difficult week having been thrashed by Man City and drawing with Sevilla. But could we see Philippe Coutinho start for the first time since May?

Elsewhere, Watford will be bidding to continue their impressive start under Marco Silva when they host Pep Guardiola. City. A 5-0 win at Vicarage Road on the final day of last season saw City secure a Champions League place in Walter Mazzari's final game in charge of the Hornets. So much has changed since then.

Elsewhere, Newcastle host Watford, West Ham travel to West Brom and Huddersfield attempt to maintain their unbeaten start when they welcome Leicester.

All the teams news and build up ahead of the 3pm kick-offs on the way.