Full time: Hull City 2-3 Manchester United

Full time: Aston Villa 0-1 Crystal Palace

Full time: Cardiff City 0-3 Southampton

Full time: Chelsea 1-0 Swansea City

Full time: Everton 0-1 Sunderland

Full time: Newcastle United 5-1 Stoke City

Full time: Norwich City 1-2 Fulham

Full time: Tottenham Hotspur 1-1 West Bromwich Albion

Full time: West Ham United 1-3 Arsenal

Full time: Manchester City 2-1 Liverpool

Alvaro Negredo

Manchester City go into second in the Premier League with not a good, if not free flowing win over an impressive Liverpool. Vincent Kompany cancelled out Coutinho's opener, but Alvaro Negredo's first half stoppage time goal seperates the two sides. Liverpool had chances but City hold out to keep pace in the title race.

That's about all we've got time for on this thrilling Boxing Day. We'll be back this weekend for further coverage of the Premier League. Until then, goodbye.

Full time: Manchester City 2-1 Liverpool

19:18: Four added minutes.

19:16: Corner for Liverpool on the far left handside. Lescott heads clear while felling Suarez but Kevin Friend waves away appeals for a penalty.

19:14: David Silva off and Javi Garcia on for City. Taken until the 87th minute for a defensive move from either side.

19:13: Time running out for Liverpool and Luis Suarez tries one from a free-kick, around 30 yards from goal, but his radar is astray and City live again. Alvaro Negredo's goal still seperates the two sides.

19:08: Regardless of what happens in the final 10 minutes it is worth noting how well City have marshalled Luis Suarez today. The Uruguay forward has never had a one-on-one chance this evening even if he has seen plenty of the ball.

19:06: Negredo off Edin Dzeko off for City. Like for Like but the home side are notably sitting back and allowing Liverpool on to them. Just 12 minutes left.

19:01: Another opportunity for Liverpool and it's a horror miss for Raheem Sterling. Suarez is away down the left and Sterling has the simple task of tapping home but he skies over the bar. Huge chance.

18:58: The Negredo v Mignolet battle continues and the Liverpool goalkeeper makes a easy save to denyed the City forward.

18:54: Victor Moses coming for Liverpool and Coutinho will go off. Glen Johnson booked for a cowardly tackle on Kolarov.

18:47: Negredo trying to take advantage of more Mignolet miss-handling with a delicate chip towards goal but the Belgian holds on on this occasion.

18:40: Suarez twists and turns and shoots from a very tight angle and Hart Palms it behind. Another chance for Liverpool as Henderson gets in behind and Hart is forced to clear, the ball breaks to Suarez and he shoots goalwards but the effort is blocked by Henderson who is in an offside position. Fair to say it is as you were.

18:37: Early pressure from Liverpool. Glen Johnson crosses in towards Suarez but Kompany knocks the ball behind for a corner. City clear the danger however.

18:34: No changes for the second half. And we're back underway.

18:19: A terrific first half ended with Manchester City taking the lead for the first time. Navas feeds Alvaro Negredo who shoots goalwards and Simon Mignolet can only get a hand on the ball before it bounces over the line. Bit of a clanger from the Belgian. The final action of an absorbing first half. More of the same please.

Half time: Manchester City 2-1 Liverpool

Goal: Manchester City 2-1 Liverpool (Alvaro Negredo)

18:16: One added minute. I wish it was 100. This has been a stunning first half.

18:15: Another chance for Negredo, who is fed Fernandinho and when he takes aim Skretel gets the block in to deny a certain second for City. Real end-to-end stuff.
Liverpool should be ahead again after wonderful length of the pitch move. Sterling flicks the ball into the area, Suarez turns the ball around the corner to Coutinho but Hart denies the Brazilian a second.

18:08: This is a cracking game between two of the contenders for the title. City are in the accendency currently but Liverpool are a threat on the break through Suarez and Sterling. Samir Nasri twists and turns and shoots but Mignolet saves.

18:03: The title favourites are back level. Silva's corner comes into the near post and Kompany and Skrtel are dueling for the ball but the City skipper gets there first and powers a header down and beyond both Simon Mignolet and Joe Allen on the line.

Goal: Manchester City 1-1 Liverpool (Vincent Kompany)

17:59: City almost level straight away. Kolarov finds Yaya Toure totally unmarked in the Liverpool area, and when defenders converge around him, the Ivorian moves away from them and his shot is deflected behind.

17:58: The Reds are rewarded for their dominance with the opening goal. Jordan Henderson's pass is flicked through by Luis Suarez onto Raheem Sterling, who rounds Joe Hart and the ball sfalls nicely fo Philippe Coutinho who at a tight angle slides the ball into an empty net. It's only what the visitors deserve.

Goal: Manchester City 0-1 Liverpool (Philippe Coutinho)

17:52: Liverpool have the right to feel aggrieved for not being ahead. Manchester City's high line means Suarez can play the ball into space for Sterling, who gets away again, rounds Joe Hart before being called back for offside. replays show the England internatonal was being played onside by two yards. Brendan Rodgers is not impressed.

17:50: Chance for Alvaro Negredo. Silva's cross is fired in at the near post and his Spanish counterpart meets it well, but shoots wide.

17:48: Raheem Sterling is put through by Suarez but Kolarov gets back to block the shot before Hart is tested. Liverpool coming more into the game and Suarez has a chance from a free-kick but his effort is easily saved by Hart.

17:45: Half a chance for Liverpool. Luis Suarez heads wide after escaping Lescott. timid start otherwise fro the visitors.

17:37: First chance goes the way of the free-scoring hosts. Kolarov's cross is beyond Negredo and Navas round the outside gets a header on goal and it strikes the outside of the post.

17:32: Underway at the Etihad Stadium.

17:30: Teams are out and we're ready to go at the Etihad. This should be a cracker!

17:26: So, Manchester City put their 100% home record in the Premier League this season on the line against a Liverpool side spearheaded by the most potent striker in world football. Luis Suarez has 20 goals in 12 league appearances this season and has more domestic club goals than even Cristiano Ronaldo. This should be a cracker.

17:17: Bit of meat to the bone of the team news. Joleon Lescott replaces Martin Demichelis and Aleksandar Kolarov keeps out Gael Clichy. Liverpool make on change with Cissokho replacing Jon Flanagan.

17:04: Teams:

Manchester City: Hart, Zabaleta, Kompany, Lescott, Kolarov, Toure, Fernandinho, Jesus Navas, Silva, Nasri, Negredo.

Liverpool: Mignolet, Johnson, Skrtel, Sakho, Cissokho, Henderson, Allen, Lucas, Sterling, Suarez, Coutinho.

17:01: Thank goodness it's ove......what? There's more? Manchester City-Liverpool on the way.....

16:59: And breathe. Where to start? All three of the bottom three have won this afternoon, with Sunderland beating Everton, Fulham overcoming Norwich and Crystal Palace defeating Aston Villa.

Both Arsenal and Chelsea have pilled the pressure on Manchester City and Liverpool in the title race ahead of their meeting at the Etihad tonight while Newcastle remain six points off the top ater thrashing nine-man Stoke City.

Elsewhere, Southampton scored three first half goals to defeat Cardiff City, whose manager Malky Mackay is on the brink and Tottenham could only draw with West Brom in Tim Sherwood's first Premier League home game in charge.

Goal: Aston Villa 0-1 Crystal Palace (Dwight Gayle)

16:51: Entering the final few minutes across the country with many games on a knief-edge. All the full times as we get them.

Goal: Norwich City 1-2 Fulham (Scott Parker)

Goal: Newcastle United 5-1 Stoke City (Papiss Cisse)

Penalty for Newcastle United

16:40: Game, set and match at Upton Park. Lukas Podolski teed up by Olivier Giroud and he hammers past Adrian.

Goal: West Ham United 1-3 Arsenal (Lukas Podolski)

16:32: Podolski's cross and Tomkins' deflection flicks in the direction of Theo Walcott, who powers a header, yes a header, past Adrian. Arsenal's turnaround is complete.

Goal: West Ham United 1-2 Arsenal (Theo Walcott)
Arsenal level and goalkeeper Adrian and defender James Tomkins need a long look at themselves. Theo Walcott comes inside in the penalty area and shoots goalwards. The ball goes through a host a bodies, including Tomkins who leaves the ball and Adrian lets the ball through his hands.

Goal: West Ham United 1-1 Arsenal (Theo Walcott)

Goal: Newcastle United 4-1 Stoke City (Yohan Cabaye)

16:24: Lukas Podolski on for Aaron Ramsey for Arsenal. Still 1-0 to West Ham United.

16:20: How are Arsenal not level? Adrian makes two amazing saves, the second of which comes from Ramsey. The Gunners are knocking on the door.

16:18: Two quick-fire goals for Newcastle and they almost have a third when Ben Arfa toys with Stoke before smashing against the crossbar.

Goal: Newcastle United 3-1 Stoke City (Loic Remy)

16:16: West Ham should have doubled their lead. Jarvis' cross finds Carlton Cole at the back post but he only shoots wide. What a chance.

Goal: Newcastle United 2-1 Stoke City (Yoan Gouffran)

16:07: West Ham hit the front against Arsenal. The ball breaks to Kevin Nolan, whose side-footed effort is spilled by Szczesny and Carlton Cole pounces and taps home.

Goal: West Ham United 1-0 Arsenal (Carlton Cole)

16:02: Here's a thought, let's have a winter break. England will win the World Cup then. Second halfs in the eight 3pm games on the way.

15:56: Half time across the country and its been a whirlwind first half. St James' Park is hording all the drama with two red cards, a missed penalty and two goals in the first 45 minutes.

Southampton are meanwhile three up at Cardiff and sending Malky Mackay closer to the exit door. Title chasing Chelsea lead against Swansea while Arsenal are knocking on the door at West Ham but are still to break through.

15:48: Amazing drama at St James' Park. Two red card for Stoke City as first Glenn Whelan is sent off for a second booking and Marc Wilson is dismissed after tugging back Loic Remy. Remy missed the subsequent spot kick but the Frenchman made amends 60 seconds later by equalising with a deflected shot.

Goal: Newcastle United 1-1 Stoke City (Loic Remy)

Thomas Sorenson saves Loic Remy penalty

Penalty to Newcastle United

Red card: Marc Wilson (Stoke City)

Red card: Glenn Whelan (Stoke City)

Goal: Tottenham Hotspur 1-1 West Bromwich Albion (Jonas Olsson)

Goal: Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 West Bromwich Albion (Christian Eriksson)

Goal: Norwich City 1-1 Fulham (Pajtim Kasami)

15:35: Plenty to update you on with a series of goals acros the country. Assaidi has netted for Stoke at St James' Park with a cracking strike from inside the area. At Stamford Bridge, Hazard has benefitted from a Tremmel error to give Chelsea the lead.

At Upton Park, Santi Cazorla and Oliver Giroud shoot side as Arsenal continue to improve.

Goal: Chelsea 1-0 Swansea City (Eden Hazard)

Goal: Newcastle United 0-1 Stoke City (Oussama Assaidi)

Goal: Cardiff City 0-3 Southampton (Rickie Lambert)

15:29: Chance for Arsenal as Theo Walcott is played in over the top and he takes it first time on the volley but misses the target. Great opportunity.

Goal: Everton 0-1 Sunderland (Ki Seung-Yeon)

Red card: Tim Howard (Everton)

Penalty for Sunderland

Goal: Cardiff City 0-2 Southampton (Jay Rodriguez)

15:18: Arsenal back into the game somewhat and Santi Cazorla heads goalwards from 18 yards which is stopped by Adrian.

Goal: Cardiff City 0-1 Southampton (Jay Rodriguez)

Goal: Norwich City 1-0 Fulham (Steve Sidwell own goal)

15:13: West Ham continue to probe and Matt Jarvis' free-kick forces Wojciech Szczesny claws the ball away.

15:07: Underway across the country and at Upton Park West Ham are on top without having threatened the Arsenal goal.

15:00: Right, all the goals as they go in across the country in the Premier League with particular focus on Chelsea v Swansea City and West Ham v Arsenal. Strap in.

14:49: Time to turn our attention to the eight 3pm kick offs in the Premier League.

14:41: Fantastic game at The KC Stadium and Manchester United stage a turnaround to beat Hull City. Wayne Rooney inspired the comeback, with an assist and a goal in the first half before he pressurised James Chester into scoring an own goal. Hull more than played there part as they went two goals in front before David Moyes' side surged back. Great start to Boxing Day.

Full time: Hull City 2-3 Manchester United

14:38: What a chance for Hull! Koren finds Chester in the box but De Gea saves brilliantly. Now Bruce has the ball at his feet but he drags his shot wide.

14:37: Valencia is penalised for a foul on the half-way line and then boots the ball out of play as Hull look to take a quick free-kick. Referee Michael Oliver doesn't resist, and sends off the United winger after showing a second yellow. Will prove decisive.

Red card: Antonio Valencia (Manchester United)

14:34: Since going behind Hull have barely threatened but two chances in a minute have raised hopes of a comeback. First, Danny Graham heads straight at De Gea well placed before the Spanish goalkeeper flaps at a high cross and despite being well off his line, survives. Tigers pilling the pressure on.

14:28: United have put the breaks on their attacking design and have allowes Hull into the game a bit more, with Tom Huddlestone starting to exert his influence a bit more.

14:23: Michael Carrick comes on to firm up the United midfield as Ashley Young goes off. Alex Bruce meanwhile is getting some treatment after a collision with the post. Very nasty.

14:19: George Boyd on for Maynor Figueroa, who has had a shocker this afternoon it must be said. Rooney rakes aim with a free-kick and it bounces harmlessly wide. A booking for the England international also after an over-zealous appeal for a corner.

14:17: Much will be made of how United went two behind to begin with but what a Ferguson-like comeback this has been from David Moyes' men. Still just under 20 minutes left for Hull to stage a revival though. And the way this game has been going, you wouldn't bet against it.

14:12: The comeback is complete for Manchester United. Valencia gets beyond Figueroa and crosses towards Wayne Rooney and James Chester facing his own goal heads beyond McGregor. A goal at both ends for the Hull defender.

Goal: Hull City 2-3 Manchester United (James Chester own goal)

14:08: OFF THE BAR. A Hull corner from the right is met by Alex Bruce and the ball crashes against the United bar with De Gea motionless. Let off for the champions.

14:07: Sagbo gets away from Antonio Valencia and the Ecuadorian has no choice but to haul him down. He escapes with a yellow card from referee Michael Oliver as there was covering defender. Meanwhile, Javier Hernandez replaces Darren Fletcher.

14:00: Should Hull be back in front? Curtis Davies gets ahead of Chris Smalling momentarily but can only flick wide. Good chance for the Tigers defender.

13:55: United have begun the half very much in the acendency without showing much in the way of thrust. Sagbo takes aim at the other end however, forcing De Gea to punch the ball away.

13:50: Two changes for Hull. Steve Harper does replace Allan McGregor and last season's top scorer Robert Koren comes on for goalsorer David Meyler. Underway in the second half.

13:44: Defending from an amateur level from Jonny Evans for David Meyler's goal according to Dwight Yorke. Damming, but correct from the ex-United striker. Second half on the way at the KC Stadium, where I expect we might see Steve Harper replace the injured Allan McGregor.

13:34: About as good a half of football as you'll see this season. Hull stormed into a two-goal lead through James Chester and David Meyler but Chris Smalling halved the deficit before Wayne Rooney's smashed United level. Stunning passage of play and thank goodness we have a second half to enjoy. Anyones game from here.

Half time: Hull City 2-2 Manchester United

13:29: Entering the final moments of the first half at the KC Stadium. We've seen something of a revival from Hull with Danny Graham's deflected shot bouncing onto the roof of the net.

13:28: This frenetic start has sparked a debate over whether we need a winter break in English football, to mirror of continental friends and as pertinently give our players a chance come major international tournaments in the following summer.

For me, the benefits are both over-hyped and also unconvincing. For example, there aren't suddenly less fixtures with a winter break. If anything, the schdule in the second half of the season would be more frenetic as we closed in on the aforementioned internatonal tournament. The answer is to reduce the fixtures, not when they are. A whole different debate if you ask me.

13:19: Amid the crazy start it has been overlooked that Wayne Rooney's strike was his 150th for Manchester United in the Premier League. Only Thierry Henry has more for one club in the elite league.

13:14: I talked about late Christmas presents earlier and my goodness the opening to this game has provided them. Wayne Rooney combines well with Danny Welbeck and when he gets the ball back 25 yards out he hits a dipping volley which flies past McGregor. Four goals in the opening 26 minutes and United are level.

Goal: Hull City 2-2 Manchester United (Wayne Rooney)

13:08: Is this the start of a much-famed Manchester United comeback? Wayne Rooney's free-kick is flighted and Chris Smalling rises highest and heads into the corner. United then almost level twice as first Danny Welbeck's goalbound header is deflected behind and then Tom Cleverley is brilliantly denied by Allan McGregor. Outstanding opening quarter to this one.

Goal: Hull City 2-1 Manchester United (Chris Smalling)

13:04: Very early change for United as Rafael, clearly injured, is replaced by Adnan Januzaj. First chance for United too, as Valencia heads wide.

13:02: Manchester United's coach was caught in traffic on the way to the ground and was delayed in its arrival and some of the champions' players look like they're still in transit as Hull double their lead. David Meyler strikes across goal and when Jonny Evans can only stab the ball back to him, the Irishman hits towards goal and benefits from a deflection which leaves David de Gea stranded. What a start for Hull.

Goal: Hull City 2-0 Manchester United (David Meyler)

12:57: Break in play after Ashley Young challenges Allan McGregor. Replays are suggesting that the awarding of the Hull corner which led to the opener was in error as Elmohamady's cross was sliced behind rather than deflected. I'm sure David Moyes will have something to say at the end.

12:52: Early pressure from the hosts has been rewarded with the opening goal inside four minutes. A Hull corner from the right, dubiously awarded, is won by Alex Bruce and James Chester reacts first to stab home his first ever Premier League goal. Two former United trainees combine to put Hull in front.

Goal: Hull City 1-0 Manchester United (James Chester)

12:47: Underway at the KC Stadium.

12:44: Both of teams are out at the KC. Very, very cold out so no need to tackle of Christmas sales on a day such as these, not least because we have 10 cracking Premier League games on the horizon. A tasty fixtures to get us going. Kick-off fast approaching.

12:37: A word on the return of Darren Fletcher. Multiple bouts of surgery to correct a bowel condition through into major doubt the Scot's future career in the game. Hopefully, this latest comeback isn't a false dawn. A nice cheery tale in this festive period.

12:35: Hull City are unchanged from the draw with West Brom for a fourth succesive game.

There are two changes for Manchester United, the biggest of which sees Darren Fletcher start for the first time in a year. Ashley Young also returns while Danny Welbeck has recovered from a knee injury. Just 10 minutes away from kick-off at the KC Stadium.

12:31: Teams:

Hull City: McGregor, Bruce, Chester, Davies, Elmohamady, Figueroa, Meyler, Huddlestone, Livermore, Graham, Sagbo.

Manchester United: De Gea, Rafael, Smalling, Evans, Evra, Valencia, Cleverley, Fletcher, Young, Rooney, Welbeck.

12:23: A few gremlins to start the day which isn't ideal but we're back firing just in time for our first game of the day.at the KC Stadium. Manchester United go in search of their fifth successive win against a Hull side who have the third best defensive record in Europe and already seen off Liverpool this season. Tough task for David Moyes against Steve Bruce's side, who captained the club to their first ever Premier League title under Sir Alex Ferguson.

12:00: Put that mince pie down, put that left-over turkey away, finish that mulled wine. Football is back! The greatest belated Christmas present. Just the 10 games today in the Premier League. Don't go anywhere.