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Premier League fixtures [3pm kick-off]

FT Burnley 1-0 Southampton

FT Hull City 3-1 Bournemouth

FT Sunderland 1-3 Stoke City

FT Swansea City 0-4 Arsenal

FT Watford 0-0 Middlesbrough

FT West Ham United 3-0 Crystal Palace


Well that is all we have time for on this particular live blog. We have live coverage of Leicester vs Chelsea here, so head over there to join us for updates from the King Power Stadium.


Full time across the country in the Premier League where there has been a real goal glut in the second half.

Hull City are the big story of the day after they came from behind to beat Bournemouth. Abel Hernandez scored twice for the Tigers in Marco Silva's first Premier League game in charge.

Arsenal go fourth after scoring four to beat Swansea in Paul Clement's first top flight game in charge.

Sunderland remain in the mire after Stoke struck three times in the first half to beat the Black Cats.

Joey Barton marked his return to Burnley with a winning goal to beat Sunderland, while Watford were unable to beat Middlesbrough on the day they said goodbye to former manager Graham Taylor.

Finally, West Ham survived a strike by Dimitri Payet by overcoming Crystal Palace. Andy Carroll netted a goal of the season contender in a 3-0 win.


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GOAL! West Ham 3-0 Crystal Palace (Manuel Lanzini)

Classic counter-attack from West Ham secures their biggest home win of the season. Lanzini is sent clear and waits for Hennessey to go to ground before clipping it beautifully into the net.


GOAL! Burnley 1-0 Southampton (Joey Barton)


GOAL! West Ham 2-0 Crystal Palace (Andy Carroll)

One of the goals of the season from Andy Carroll. A cross from the left finds the England man and he acrobatically hammers the ball beyond Hennessey. Stunning, stunning strike.


Arsenal celebrate cruising to victory at Swansea.

Olivier Giroud
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GOAL! Swansea 0-4 Arsenal (Alexis Sanchez)

The wheels have fallen off Swansea as Arsenal get their fourth. Wayne Routledge inadvertently passes the ball back to Sanchez, who converts on the half volley for his 14th of the season.


GOAL! Swansea 0-3 Arsenal (Kyle Naughton own goal)

When it rains, it pours. A second own goal goes against Swansea and not much they could have done to prevent it as Iwobi's cross hits Naughton and goes beyond Fabianski.


GOAL! West Ham 1-0 Crystal Palace (Sofiane Feghouli)

Finally the breakthrough for the Hammers, who have flown out of the traps at the start of the second half. Antonio has been responsible for that and he storms through, rounds Hennessey and Feghouli arrives on cue to put into an empty net.


GOAL! Hull City 3-1 Bournemouth (Tyrone Mings own goal)


GOAL! Swansea 0-2 Arsenal (Alex Iwobi)

When things are going against, you really do go against you. Arsenal pile on the pressure and it eventually shows when Iwobi's strike deflects off Cork and loops high over Fabianski and into the corner.


GOAL! Hull City 2-1 Bournemouth (Abel Hernandez)


Half a chance for Palace. McArthur finds Benteke and the ball falls for Cabaye, who brings it down but can't keep his shot on target and it balloons over.


Underway in the second half at the London Stadium and an immediate chance for West Ham as Antonio finds Carroll with a flick on, and he turns and smashes wide from 25 yards. Better intent from the home side.


Doubt many West Ham fans will have been humored by this...


Half time across the country in the Premier League. Arsenal lead Swansea through Olivier Giroud while Hull and Bournemouth are level at 1-1.

The big story of the day is coming out of the Stadium of Light however, with Stoke having stormed into a 3-0 lead. Jermain Defoe has pulled one back, in front of those home fans that have decided to stay, but you can't help but feel time is running out for manager David Moyes.


Swansea want a penalty but Mike Jones has become the villain of the piece at the Liberty Stadium. Ki goes down under a challenge from Koscielny's tackle, but he clearly leaves his foot in on the Frenchman and the referee has got that spot on.


Olivier Giroud, who has now scored in every start he has made for Arsenal this season, indicated he needed to come off straight after scoring the opening goal. He remains and wants to wait until half time before a decision is taken on his fitness. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is braced to come on.


GOAL! Sunderland 1-3 Stoke (Jermain Defoe)


GOAL! Swansea 0-1 Arsenal (Olivier Giroud)

Arsenal hit the front from their first genuine attack. Alexis Sanchez clips a cross into the middle, Ozil heads against Alfie Mawson but the loose ball falls to Giroud and lashes home.


Marko Arnautovic's double has put Stoke in complete command at the Stadium of Light.

Marko Arnautovic
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GOAL! Sunderland 0-3 Stoke (Peter Crouch)

Fans have already started leaving the Stadium of Light after 33 minutes. Mark Hughes' men have run riot in the opening exchanges.


GOAL! Hull 1-1 Bournemouth (Abel Hernandez)