Championship: Fulham trail Hull City by two goals to nil after Jarrod Bowen scores his fifth goal in four games with a fine bit of individual skill.
Championship: Cardiff City lead Birmingham City by the odd goal of three but are down to 10 men. Danny Ward has been sent off for a reckless tackle on Kerim Mrabti.
Meanwhile at Kenilworth Road, it’s 2-0 to Nottingham Forest in their match against Luton Town, with Sammy Ameobi adding their second.
Premier League: It remains scoreless at the Amex Stadium between Brighton and Norwich, but the home fans will wonder how on earth they aren’t leading. Aaron Connolly and Davy Propper have both gone close, while Neal Maupay missed two good chances – one the sitter of the season – just before the break.
GOALK! West Ham 0-3 Newcastle
Premier League: Moments after his team had a goal disallowed, Jonjo Shelvey adds Newcastle’s third with an excellent free-kick. Roberto gets a hand to it but can’t keep it out.
Premier League: Newcastle have been pounding West Ham at the London Stadium and are 2-0 up courtesy of goals from Joelinton and Ciaran Clark. DeAndre Yedlin has just had what he thought was his team’s third correctly chalked off for offside.
Meanwhile at the Emirates: The Independent’s has been keeping an eye on the official media room Remembrance cake. It’s taken until just moments ago for somebody to work up the courage to
cut it. If you fancy a giggle, read the thread.
GOAL! Sheffield United 3-0 Burnley
Premier League: John Fleck riffs on Burnley’s not inconsiderable first half pain with a first-time strike into the bottom corner after neat passing play from Sheffield United.
GOAL! Sheffield United 2-0 Burnley
Premier League: John Lundstram scores his second of the day, getting on the end of an Enda Stevens cross to convert from close range.
Championship: Sam Baldock controls a cross on the edge of the penalty area and fires home from distance to put Reading two goals to the good against Millwall at the Madejski Stadium.
Meanwhile at Kenilworth Road, Nottingham Forest’s Lewis Grabban finds himself in a one-on-one with Luton goalkeeper James Shea and gives his team a one-goal lead away from home.
At the Cardiff City Stadium, the home side have come from behind to lead Birmingham by the odd goal of three.
And at Elland Road, Leeds have edged ahead against QPR, courtesy of Tyler Roberts’ strike in the 39th minute.
Championship: A goal down against Derby County at Pride Park, where Tom Lawrence put the home side ahead, Middlesbrough are down to 10 men. George Saville overstretched to control a pass and took out Krystian Bielik and duly received a red card.
Premier League: Roberto Firmino “scores” an equaliser for Liverpool that is controversially ruled out for offside after a lengthy VAR consultation.
GOAL! West Ham 0-2 Newcastle
Premier League: West Ham goalkeeper Roberto is stranded as he comes for a cross he had no chance of intercepting, allowing Federico Fernandez to score Newcastle’s second.
GOAL! Aston Villa 1-0 Liverpool
Premier League: Trezeguet scores with a tap-in at Villa Park. There’s a VAR consultation for a possible offside, but the goal stands and Liverpool are behind.
GOAL! Arsenal 1-0 Wolves
Premier League: Very much against the run of early play, Arsenal go ahead at the Emirates with Pierre Emerick-Aubamayang doing the honours. He scored into the corner after Lacazette provided the assist.
GOAL! Sheffield United 1-0 Burnley
Premier League: John Lundstram scores his second goal of the season to give his team an early lead at Bramall Lane.
GOAL! West Ham 0-1 Newcastle
Premier League: Ciaran Clark puts Newcastle into the lead with a goal in the 16th minute at the London Stadium.
GOAL! Manchester City 0-1 Southampton
Premier League: James Ward-Prowse capitalises on a fumble by Ederson to score on the follow-up and give Southampton the most unlikely of leads from just a couple of yards out.
Championship: Josh Bowler, on loan at Hull from Everton, puts the Tigers one up against Fulham with his first senior goal.
Championship: At the Madejski Stadium, Jordan Obita has given Reading a ninth-minute lead over Millwall with a low drive into the corner.
Premier League: Aston Villa seem to be having the better of things in the early stages of their game against Liverpool. They’ve had two good chances but failed to convert either of them.
Premier League: Aaron Connolly has had two early shots on goal for Brighton in their match against Norwich City, but has failed to get his side off the mark.
Championship: With just two wins in their past 10 Championship games, Cardiff City have gone behind to Birmingham City in the Welsh capital. Kristian Pedersen poked home at the Cardiff City Stadium.
Peep! Play has begun in all or Premier League games, but the first goal is scored in Scotland, where Airdrie’s Calum Gallagher has taken seconds to put his side ahead against Dumbarton in the Scottish League One.
Not long now: Teams are click-clacking their way down tunnels all over the country with just a couple of minutes to go before today’s three o’clocker get under way.
Match report: Bournemouth 1-0 Manchester United
Ben Fisher drew what turned out to be a very short straw indeed and trekked off to a wet and windy Vitality Stadium to watch Bournemouth beat Manchester United in a terrible game of football. Here’s how he saw the action unfold …
Full time: Wigan Athletic 1-2 Swansea City
Championship: Sam Surridge struck late in the game to win the game for Swansea City by the odd goal of three. The Swans have gone top of the Championship, a point clear of West Brom – who don’t play until Monday – having played one game more.
Full time: Bournemouth 1-0 Manchester United
Premier League: On a wet and windy day at the Vitality Stadium, Josh King provided the one moment of quality in a match that won’t live long in the memory to take the points for Bournemouth on the stroke of half-time.
Arsenal v Wolves line-ups
Arsenal: Leno, Chambers, Papastathopoulos, Luiz, Tierney, Ozil, Guendouzi, Torreira, Ceballos, Lacazette, Aubameyang.
Subs: Bellerin, Pepe, Martinez, Willock, Kolasinac, Martinelli, Saka.
Wolves: Rui Patricio, Dendoncker, Coady, Saiss, Doherty,
Joao Moutinho, Neves, Jonny, Traore, Jimenez, Jota.
Subs: Pedro Neto, Cutrone, Gibbs-White, Ruddy, Perry, Ruben Vinagre, Kilman.
Referee: Michael Oliver (Northumberland)
Manchester City v Southampton line-ups
Man City: Ederson, Walker, Stones, Fernandinho, Jose Angelino, De Bruyne, Gundogan, Silva, Bernardo Silva, Aguero, Sterling.
Subs: Bravo, Gabriel Jesus, Mendy, Mahrez, Joao Cancelo, Otamendi, Foden.
Southampton: McCarthy, Valery, Bednarek, Stephens, Vestergaard, Hojbjerg, Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Armstrong, Ings, Redmond.
Subs: Yoshida, Long, Adams, Djenepo, Boufal, Gunn, Danso.
Referee: Lee Mason (Lancashire)
Aston Villa v Liverpool line-ups
Aston Villa: Heaton, Guilbert, Engels, Mings, Targett, McGinn, Nakamba, Douglas Luiz, El Ghazi, Wesley, Trezeguet.
Subs: Taylor, Lansbury, Steer, Hourihane, Konsa, Kodjia, Elmohamady.
Liverpool: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Lovren, van Dijk, Robertson, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Lallana, Salah, Firmino, Mane.
Subs: Fabinho, Milner, Keita, Gomez, Adrian, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Origi.
Referee: Jon Moss (W Yorkshire)
West Ham v Newcastle line-ups
West Ham: Roberto, Zabaleta, Balbuena, Diop, Cresswell, Rice, Yarmolenko, Noble, Snodgrass, Felipe Anderson, Haller.
Subs: Lanzini, Sanchez, Fornals, Ogbonna, Fredericks, Martin, Ajeti.
Newcastle: Dubravka, Yedlin, Fernandez, Lascelles, Clark, Willems, Almiron, Hayden, Shelvey, Saint-Maximin, Joelinton.
Subs: Dummett, Carroll, Gayle, Krafth, Darlow, Matthew Longstaff, Atsu.
Referee: Stuart Attwell (Warwickshire)
Brighton v Norwich line-ups
Brighton: Ryan, Montoya, Webster, Dunk, Burn, Gross, Propper, Stephens, Alzate, Maupay, Connolly.
Subs: Duffy, Trossard, Murray, Mooy, March, Schelotto, Button.
Norwich: Krul, Aarons, Tettey, Godfrey, Lewis, McLean, Trybull, Emi, Stiepermann, Hernandez, Pukki.
Subs: Byram, Leitner, Cantwell, Drmic, Fahrmann, Amadou, Srbeny.
Referee: Kevin Friend (Leicestershire)
Sheffield United v Burnley line-ups
Sheffield United: Henderson, Basham, Egan, O’Connell, Baldock, Lundstram, Norwood, Fleck, Stevens, Mousset, McGoldrick.
Subs: Luke Freeman, McBurnie, Sharp, Robinson, Jagielka, Moore, Besic.
Burnley: Pope, Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Pieters, Hendrick, Westwood, Cork, McNeil, Rodriguez, Barnes.
Subs: Taylor, Brady, Gibson, Hart, Lennon, Bardsley, Vydra.
Referee: Simon Hooper (Wiltshire)
Mesut Ozil starts for Arsenal: We’ll be bringing you team news from all the Premier League games any second now, but here’s some to get you started. After his impressive performance for Arsenal in their midweek Carabao defeat at the hands of Liverpool, Mesut Ozil starts for Arsenal. Granit Xhaka, you will be unsurprised to hear, does not. There’s no place for the club captain in Unai Emery’s match-day squad.
At the top of the table, Crewe entertain Port Vale, who are eight points and 10 places behind them. In second place, Exeter City travel to Bradford City, who will overtake their visitors in the event of victory.
A couple of days after Sunderland chief executive Charlie Methven confirmed there has been a significant but unspecified investment of funds into the club by the American consortium FPP Sunderland Group, Phil Parkinson’s side play struggling Southend at the Stadium of Light. A relatively new recruit like his opposite number, Sol Campbell will be in the adjacent technical penalty area.
Having originally been slated to play Bury, who have been expelled from the league, leaders Ipswich Town have the weekend off. Behind them on goal difference, Wycombe will go top with a win or draw over Shrewsbury Town. A win for Peterborough at Blackpool will also send them a point clear of Ipswich.
Barnsley and Bristol City played out a 2-2 draw at Oakwell last night, while the DW Stadium is the venue for today’s early game. Wigan Athletic are currently hosting Swansea City and its all square at the interval, with both sides having scored a goal apiece.
The weekend’s Premier League action kicked off at the Vitality Stadium, where Bournemouth are entertaining Manchester United in today’s lunchtime kick-off. It’s been hammering down with rain on the south coast and the standard of football fare on offer has been almost comically bad. Bournemouth have taken the lead, however, with Josh King putting them a goal up with his third goal of the season just moments before the half-time whistle. The second half has just got under way.
Saturday football is here …
Welcome to Saturday Clockwatch, your one-stop shop for all the news from today’s three o’clock kick-offs. We’ll bring you team news, build-up and news of all the major talking points from six Premier League games, flagging up goals as they go in (and are subsequently disallowed by VAR) around the grounds. We’ll also keep a beady eye on all the goings-on in the Championship and beyond, so stay tuned to for regular updates.