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Premier League results:

Brighton 1-0 Watford

Manchester City 4-0 Bournemouth

Southampton 1-1 Huddersfield

Stoke 3-1 West Brom

Swansea 1-1 Crystal Palace

West Ham 2-3 Newcastle

Well that brings an end to our live coverage of these 3pm kick-offs. You can follow Burnley vs Tottenham which kicks off at 5:30pm here, and I hope I'll see you on the other side.

Full time: Southampton 1-1 Huddersfield

Full time: Stoke 3-1 West Brom

Full time: Swansea 1-1 Crystal Palace

Full time: West Ham 2-3 Newcastle, Man City 4-0 Bournemouth

GOAL! Stoke 3-1 West Brom (Ramadan Sobhi)

Full time: Brighton 1-0 Watford

Sergio Aguero converts a second header to extend City's lead.

Sergio Aguero
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West Ham are hitting Andy Carroll as often as they can, looping balls towards him from all angles. And it isn't proving to be overly successful.

GOAL! Manchester City 4-0 Bournemouth (Danilo)

Make that goal 101 in 2017. Raheem Sterling finds Danilo who left-footed beats Begovic at his near post. His first goal for Man City.

A bit of history for Manchester City. They have been rampant this season.

GOAL! Manchester City 3-0 Bournemouth (Sergio Aguero)

Game over at the Etihad and City are heading for a 17th straight win. Bernardo Silva crosses and Aguero gets in between the two centre backs and converts with a second header.

Christian Atsu puts Newcastle in command at the London Stadium.

Christian Atsu
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GOAL! Swansea 1-1 Crystal Palace (Jordan Ayew)

GOAL! West Ham 2-3 Newcastle (Andre Ayew)

Hope for West Ham as they pull on back. Carroll makes a nuisance of himself from a corner and when Elliot doesn't deal with it, Ayew lashes home from close range. Game on heading into the final 20 minutes.

GOAL! Southampton 1-1 Huddersfield Town (Laurent Depoitre)

GOAL! Brighton 1-0 Watford (Pascal Gross)

GOAL! West Ham 1-3 Newcastle (Christian Atsu)

Lovely move from the visitors and they have a third goal on the hour mark. Christian Atsu exchanges passes with Joselu and he slides into the corner.

GOAL! Swansea 0-1 Crystal Palace (Dejan Milivojevic)

Raheem Sterling slides past Asmir Begovic to put City two up.

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Chance for West Ham to draw level straight away as Ciaran Clark fouls Antonio, but Andre Ayew's spot kick is saved by Rob Elliot.


GOAL! Manchester City 2-0 Bournemouth (Raheem Sterling)

Wonderful goal from Raheem Sterling as City pull away from Bournemouth. Silva and Aguero combine to release the England man and he slides low beyond the onrushing Begovic.

GOAL! West Ham 1-2 Newcastle (Mo Diame)

The Toon have turned it around. Christian Atsu nut-megs Zabaleta, and his low cross finds Diame arriving on cue and he slams the ball high into the net.

GOAL! Stoke 2-1 West Brom (Salomon Rondon)

Back under way at the Etihad and predictably an early chance for City as Begovic saves from David Silva.

Back under way at the London Stadium. Players still assembling at the Etihad.

Man City braced to go 14 point clear of Manchester United ahead of their game at Leicester. A very good Christmas indeed at the Etihad.

An intriguing half of football in the 3pm kick-offs. Big afternoon for Mark Hughes as I mentioned at the start of the day and it is going well so far with Stoke two up on West Brom.

Half time: Stoke 2-0 West Brom, Southampton 1-0 Huddersfield

Half time: Man City 1-0 Bournmouth

Half time: West Ham 1-1 Newcastle

GOAL! Stoke 2-0 West Brom (Jean-Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting)

Half time: Swansea 0-0 Crystal Palace, Brighton 0-0 Watford

Another chance for Newcastle. They come storming forward and Dwight Gayle is presented with the ball 10 yards out but he steers the ball over the bar. Great game this.

Charlie Austin celebrates putting Southampton ahead.

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Chances galore at the London Stadium. Rob Elliot lucky to get away with dropping the ball from a West Ham free-kick. That follows Matt Ritchie hitting the post with a curling effort.

City should make it two but Sane's cross it cut out by Cook and Aguero is denied. Bournemouth just trying to survive now.

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

Manchester City need no assistance in scoring goals this season but Bournemouth do just that as the leaders hit the front. Asmir Begovic tries to play the ball out cleverly but City win it back quickly and Delph's cross finds Aguero, whose diving headers beats Begovic.

Marko Arnautovic puts West Ham ahead against Newcastle.

Marko Arnautovic
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GOAL! Southampton 1-0 Huddersfield Town (Charlie Austin)

Given Bournemouth's defensive record, they're done well to keep Man City at bay in the opening 20 minutes at the Etihad. Eddie Howe's side have been up and down of late, losing just just one goal at Manchester United and Chelsea but shipping four against Liverpool.

GOAL! Stoke 1-0 West Brom (Joe Allen)

GOAL! West Ham 1-1 Newcastle (Henri Saivet)

Saivet's error let to Arnautovic's goal but on his first Premier League start of the season he makes amends with a free-kick which Adrian can't get down to. Newcastle level.

GOAL! West Ham 1-0 Newcastle (Marko Arnautovic)

The Austrian has flourished under David Moyes and he has a second goal in as many games as he picks the ball up in the Newcastle half, drives forward and finishes beyond Rob Elliot.

Under way across the country in the Premier League.

Kick-off approaching across the county. We'll have live coverage of Man City vs Bournemouth and West Ham vs Newcastle, and the goals from all the other games.


It is another big day for a manager at the other end of his career. Leon Britton takes charge of Swansea as caretaker boss for the first time when they welcome Crystal Palace.

Paul Clement was sacked in mid-week and with a replacement having yet to be enlisted, Britton - who took on a dual player-coach role last month - has moved into the temporary role. He says he doesn't want the job full-time, but might his view change if he can inspire the Swans to victory this afternoon?

Leon Britton
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Huge day for Mark Hughes. Report claim he will be sacked as Stoke manager if his side are beaten by West Brom this afternoon. The Potters were thumped by West Ham last week and chairman Peter Coates has expressed his displeasure at the current situation.

Hughes labelled suggestions he was under pressure as "embellished" but defeat today would be a fourth in a row and keep them in the relegation mire. They could even finish the day second from bottom, such is their plight.

More bad news from St Mary's. Virgil van Dijk's days are surely numbered.

Any fans looking to do some late Christmas shopping have plenty of choice.

Man City vs Bournemouth
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All over at Goodison Park where Everton have held Chelsea and the Bernabeu where Real Madrid have been beaten by Barcelona. Now time to turn attention to the 3pm kick-offs, with some important narratives across the division....

Teams for Brighton vs Watford

Here's how #BHAFC line up for this afternoon's game against @WatfordFC at the Amex in the @premierleague. #BHAWAT 🔵⚪️

— Brighton & Hove Albion ⚽️ (@OfficialBHAFC) December 23, 2017

🔢 | #watfordfc XI v @OfficialBHAFC | Gomes (GK) (C); Janmaat, Prödl, Kabasele, Holebas; Watson, Cleverley; Carrillo, Pereyra, Richarlison; Gray.

Subs | Karnezis (GK), Mariappa, Wagué, Capoue, Sinclair, Okaka, Folivi.

— Watford Football Club (@WatfordFC) December 23, 2017

Teams for Stoke vs West Brom

3⃣ changes to this afternoon's starting XI against @WBA@tom__edwardss makes his home debut, while Maxim Choupo-Moting and @KurtZouma return.#SCFC 🔴⚪️

— Stoke City FC (@stokecity) December 23, 2017

📷 Taking on @stokecity...#STKWBA #COYB #WBA

— West Bromwich Albion (@WBA) December 23, 2017

Teams for Swansea vs West Brom

Teams for Southampton vs Huddersfield

Here's how #SaintsFC line-up to face #HTAFC this afternoon in the #PL:

— Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) December 23, 2017

TEAM NEWS with @ViessmannUK: Head Coach David Wagner has made three changes to his #htafc starting line-up for this afternoon’s @premierleague match against @SouthamptonFC.

➡️ @ScottyMalone28, Danny Williams and Tom Ince
⬅️ Chris Löwe, Jonathan Hogg and @ekachunga15 (AT)

— Huddersfield Town (@htafcdotcom) December 23, 2017

And now from the Etihad Stadium....

Team News | How the Blues line-up for the final home game of 2017!

Brought to you by @HAYSWorldwide #cityvafcb #mancity

— Manchester City (@ManCity) December 23, 2017

📰 Headline #MCIBOU team news...

🔘 Simpson in for first @premierleague appearance
🔘 S Cook makes 250th club appearance
🔘 Stanislas and Ibe start#afcb 🍒

— AFC Bournemouth 🍒 (@afcbournemouth) December 23, 2017

Here are the teams from the London Stadium

3️⃣ changes from our last Premier League XI...#WHUNEW #COYI

— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) December 23, 2017

TEAM NEWS: Here's how Newcastle United will line up at @WestHamUtd this afternoon (kick-off 3pm GMT). #NUFC

— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) December 23, 2017

This live blog will also deliver live coverage of four other Premier League games including Brighton vs Watford, Southampton vs Huddersfield, Stoke vs West Brom and Swansea against Crystal Palace. So no need to move a muscle.

Meanwhile, how might West Ham and Newcastle line up?

Manuel Lanzini is missing as he starts his two-game ban for diving against Stoke. Mark Noble and Michail Antonio are injured but Winston Reid returns from suspension.

Newcastle are without the suspended Jonjo Shelvey while Aleksandar Mitrovic and Jesus Gamez are injured.

Teams should be with us at the top of the hour, but how will they line-up in our featured games? Let's start with Man City and Bournemouth.

Sergio Aguero is reportedly unhappy with Pep Guardiola's rotation policy but will he benefit from it today? Either he of Gabriel Jesus will lead the attack today.

For Bournemouth, they are without Jermaine Defoe who suffered ankle ligament damage at Chelsea in mid-week, while Harry Arter is also a doubt. Callum Wilson or Josh King will play in attack. Tyrone Mings is a long-term absentee.

Lots to celebrate at the Etihad Stadium this afternoon.

For those of you living under a rock at the moment, you're already missed over two hours of our live coverage on the final day of football before Christmas. Real Madrid and Barcelona are entering the closing stages of the first El Clasico in La Liga, while Everton and Chelsea are locking horns at Goodison Park.

You can follow both games here.

The Premier League's festive schedule is in full swing and we have six more games to keep you occupied until the evening offering.

Manchester City have already scored 56 top flight goals this season and they will be licking their lips at the prospect of adding to that tally when they welcome a Bournemouth side who shipped four against Liverpool last weekend.

Elsewhere, Newcastle will aim to strengthen their survival hopes when they travel to a West Ham side re-energised by David Moyes.

At Stoke, Mark Hughes is on the brink and defeat to West Brom could signal the end for him while Leon Britton takes charge of Swansea for the first time in a caretaker capacity as Crystal Palace travel to south Wales.

Brighton vs Watford and Southampton vs Huddersfield complete the 3pm offering.

All the build-up ahead of the games on the way.