Watford 1-0 Everton As things stand, Watford are out of the relegation zone. When Nigel Pearson took over in December, they were in a different postcode to the rest of the league; now they are only eight points off fifth place.
GOAL! Watford 1-0 Everton (Masina 10)
Watford’s spectacular home from under Nigel Pearson continues. Adam Masina has given them an early lead against Everton, finshing a fine team move.
West Ham 0-0 Brighton It’s been a lively start at West Ham, with their new signing Tomas Soucek forcing a good save from Mat Ryan.
The latest scores in our featured games (all 3pm k/o unless stated)
- Bournemouth 0-0 Aston Villa
- Crystal Palace 0-0 Sheffield United
- Liverpool 0-0 Southampton
- Newcastle 0-0 Norwich
- Watford 0-0 Everton
- West Ham 0-0 Brighton
- Real Madrid 0-0 Atletico Madrid
- Mainz 0-3 Bayern Munich (2.30pm k/o)
- Borussia Dortmund 2-0 FC Union Berlin (2.30pm k/o)
- Leeds 0-0 Wigan
- West Brom 0-0 Luton
- Ipswich 0-0 Peterborough
- Portsmouth 0-0 Sunderland
“I believe Liverpool will cash in on Salah in summer,” says James Debens. “What say you? Who could replace him? He’s been fantastic but could Shane Long do a job? PS I’m having to wear sunglasses indoors, since an excess of Jessica Fletchering on my laptop has given me a squint that’s frightening the Japanese serving staff. So, apologies for any typos!”
I did wonder what that Shane Long stuff was all about.
West Ham 0-0 Brighton Aaron Mooy has missed a great early chance for Brighton, heading wide from seven yards.
“Hi Rob,” says Ian Copestake. “Regarding Haaland’s age, I hope you duly intoned it in your Steve Coogan doing Michael Caine’s accent of melancholy: ‘He was only 19.’”
I could watch this clip all day, and I think I will now. That’s it from me, bye!
GOAL! Mainz 0-3 Bayern Munich (Thiago 26)
A lovely solo goal from Thiago Alcantara extends Bayern Munich’s lead at the Opel Arena.
GOAL! Dortmund 2-0 Union Berlin (Haaland 18)
There he goes. That’s six goals in 77 minutes as a Dortmund player for Erling Braut Haaland. He’s 19 years old.
GOAL! Mainz 0-2 Bayern Munich (Muller 14)
It looks like Bayern are in for a comfortable afternoon.
GOAL! Dortmund 1-0 Union Berlin (Sancho 13)
“Romario, Rivaldo, Ronaldo, Ronaldinho … Richarlison,” says Charles Antaki. “It might have worked. But Barcelona are looking jaded and need a change. Shane Long?”
Longaldinho to you, mate.
GOAL! Mainz 0-1 Bayern Munich (Lewandowski 8)
An early goal in one of the big Bundesliga games, with Robert Lewandowski heading Bayern into the lead. As things stand they are top of the Bundesliga, though Leipzig and Monchengladbach – the top two before kick-off – meet later.
A bit of Everton news
Barcelona x Richarlison = not on Carlo’s watch.
Leicester 2-2 Chelsea was the final score in the early Premier League game. Read all about it.
West Ham v Brighton team news
West Ham (4-3-2-1) Fabianski; Fredericks, Diop, Ogbonna, Cresswell; Noble, Rice, Soucek; Snodgrass, Antonio; Haller.
Brighton (4-2-3-1) Ryan; Montoya, Webster, Dunk, Bernardo; Propper, Stephens; Gross, Mooy, Trossard; Murray.
Watford v Everton team news
Watford (4-2-3-1) Foster; Mariappa, Kabasele, Cathcart, Masina; Chalobah, Capoue; Pereyra, Doucoure, Deulofeu; Deeney.
Everton (4-4-2) Pickford; Sidibe, Mina, Holgate, Digne; Walcott, Sigurdsson, Delph, Iwobi; Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison.
Newcastle v Norwich team news
Newcastle (3-4-2-1) Dubravka; Fernandez, Lascelles, Clark; Yedlin, Bentaleb, Hayden, Ritchie; Almiron, Saint-Maximin; Joelinton.
Norwich (4-2-3-1) Krul; Byram, Hanley, Zimmermann, Aarons; Tettey, McLean; Rupp, Duda, Cantwell; Pukki.
Liverpool v Southampton team news
Liverpool (4-3-3) Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Wijnaldum; Salah, Firmino, Oxlade-Chamberlain.
Southampton (4-2-2-2) McCarthy; Ward-Prowse, Stephens, Bednarek, Bertrand; Romeu, Hojbjerg; Djenepo, Redmond; Long, Ings.
Crystal Palace v Sheffield United team news
Crystal Palace (4-3-2-1) Guaita; Ward, Cahill, Tomkins, van Aanholt; McArthur, Milivojevic, McArthy; Ayew, Zaha; Benteke.
Sheffield United (3-5-2) Henderson; Basham, Egan, O’Connell; Baldock, Norwood, Berge, Fleck, Stevens; Sharp, McBurnie.
Bournemouth v Aston Villa team news
Bournemouth (4-3-3) Ramsdale; Smith, Francis, Ake, Rico; Gosling, Lerma, Billing; H Wilson, C Wilson, Fraser.
Aston Villa (3-4-2-1) Reina; Konsa, Mings, Hause; Guilbert, Nakamba, Luiz, Targett; El Ghazi, Grealish; Samatta.
Real Madrid v Atletico Madrid team news
Real Madrid (4-1-4-1) Courtois; Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Mendy; Casemiro; Valverde, Modric, Kroos, Isco; Benzema.
Atletico Madrid (4-4-2) Oblak; Vrsaljko, Savic, Felipe, Lodi; Correa, Thomas, Llorente, Saúl; Vitolo y Morata.
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It’s still a cricket score at the King Power Stadium, where Chelsea have reduced Leicester to one for one.
Scott Murray is following the early match between Leicester and Chelsea, with the second half about to begin. It’s a cricket score at the King Power Stadium!
Hello and welcome to live coverage of this afternoon’s sporting entertainment. Humanity may be over but football carries on doggedly, and there’s a pretty good fixture list this afternoon.
Liverpool will go 22 (T-W-E-N-T-etc) points clear ifwhen they beat Southampton at Anfield, and there are some huge relegation battles at the other end of the Premier League. (Please don’t call them six-pointers, or I may have to pull back my sleeves and adminster a maths lesson.) There’s also the Madrid derby, Rangers v Aberdeen and a meeting of the top two in League Two.
These are our featured games, all 3pm kick-offs unless stated.
- Bournemouth v Aston Villa
- Crystal Palace v Sheffield United
- Liverpool v Southampton
- Newcastle v Norwich
- Watford v Everton
- West Ham v Brighton
- Real Madrid v Atletico Madrid
- Mainz 05 v Bayern Munich (2.30pm)
- Borussia Dortmund v FC Union Berlin (2.30pm)
- Leeds v Wigan
- West Brom v Luton
- Ipswich v Peterborough
- Portsmouth v Sunderland