GOAL! Werder Bremen 0-1 Leipzig (Dani Olmo 24)
If Bayern do drop points – and it’s not beyond the realms with the team they’ve picked – Leipzig could close the gap to five or five points. They have taken the lead in Bremen through a spectacular goal from Dani Olmo.
Bayern Munich 0-0 Union Berlin Marius Bulter has just missed an excellent chance for Union, heading straight at Manuel Neuer from eight yards.
“Now Leeds have blown the title race Wide Open, Liverpool can start their late-season charge,” says Matt Dony. “Number 20 is on, Rob! It’s going to happen! To borrow a phrase, It’s coming home!”
I hate to puncture this euphoria with hardcore mathematics, but if Liverpool win all their remaining games they will finish on 73 points. City are currently on 74. I suppose they could be deducted a couple for an impromptu brawl, like Arsenal in 1990-91.
Bayern 0-0 Union Berlin A quiet start in Munich, where Bayern have picked a weakened side due to injuries and the proximity of their second leg against PSG.
Full time: Manchester City 1-2 Leeds United
Peep peep! A glorious win for Leeds, who were down to ten men for more than half the game but stole the points when Stuart Dallas scored in injury-time.
Full time: Millwall 0-3 Swansea
A terrific win for Swansea. Andre Ayew scored a cracker just before half-time, then Jamal Lowe saw his goal and raised it with two jazzers in the second half. Swansea’s win means that Norwich cannot be mathematically promoted today.
GOAL! Manchester City 1-2 Stuart Dallas (Dallas 90)
Stuart Dallas has put ten-man Leeds in front with his second goal of the game!
Preston v Brentford team news
Preston (3-5-2) Iversen; Storey, Lindsay, Hughes; van den Berg, Ledson, Whiteman, Potts Barkhuizen; Riis, Evans.
Substitutes: Hudson, Huntington, Molumby, Browne, Bayliss, Sincair, Gordon, Bodin, Moult.
Brentford (possible 4-3-3) Martin; Roerslev, Jansson, Pinnock, Mbuemo; Janelt, Norgaard, Jensen; Fosu, Toney, Forss.
Substitutes: Daniels, Goode, Canos, Marcondes, Ghoddos, Reid, Sorensen, Stevens, Bidstrup.
GOAL! Millwall 0-3 Swansea (Lowe 85)
Swansea are having a day out in London. Jamal Lowe has scored another outstanding goal. He dragged his studs over the ball to take it away from Jake Cooper, turned in one smooth movement and leathered it into the roof of the net.
Derby v Norwich team news
Derby County (4-2-3-1) Marshall; McDonald, Wisdom, Mengi, Forsyth; Bird, Shinnie; Roberts, Lawrence, Jozwiak; Kazim-Richards.
Substitutes: Roos, Buchanan, Ebosele, Baningime, Knight, Watson, Shonibare, Sibley, Cresswell.
Norwich City (4-2-3-1) Krul; Aarons, Hanley, Omabamidele, Giannoulis; Skipp, McLean; Buendia, Dowell, Cantwell; Pukki.
Substitutes: Nyland, Mumba, Sorensen, Tettey, Vrancic, Hernandez, Placheta, Stiepermann, Hugill.
GOAL! Man City 1-1 Leeds (Torres 76)
City have finally broken Leeds down. Bernardo Silva – who was seriously close to being offside, although the VAR check was cursory at best – set up Ferran Torres for a cool finish.
GOAL! Millwall 0-2 Swansea (Lowe 76)
Swnsea are heading for victory in south London. Jamal Lowe has put them 2-0 up with a fine solo goa, running across the line of the Millwall defence and finishing emphatically.
Liverpool v Aston Villa team news
Liverpool (4-3-3) Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Phillips, Kabak, Robertson; Milner, Fabinho, Wijnaldum; Salah, Firmino, Jota.
Substitutes: Adrian, Thiago, Keita, Mane, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Tsimikas, Shaqiri, Davies, R Williams.
Aston Villa (4-2-3-1) Martinez; Cash, Konsa, Mings, Targett; Douglas Luiz, Nakamba; Traore, McGinn, Trezeguet; Watkins.
Substitutes: Heaton, El Mohamady, Engels, Hause, Taylor, J Ramsey, Barkley, El Ghazi, Davis.
And promotion-chasing Swansea are still 1-0 up at Millwall with 25 minutes remaining. Andre Ayew scored a cracking in first half injury-time.
Leeds’ 10 men are hanging on to their 1-0 lead at the Etihad. It all happened just before half-time: Stuart Dallas scored and Liam Cooper was given a straight red, after a VAR check, for a dangerous follow through on Gabriel Jesus.
Werder Bremen v RB Leipzig team news
Werder Bremen (3-4-1-2) Pavlenka; Toprak, Moisander, Friedl; Gebre Selassie, Mbom, Gross, Agu; Sargent; Dinkci, Selke.
Substitutes: Zetterer, Veljkovic, Mohwald, Rashica, Bittencourt, Schmid, Gruev, Erras, Osako.
RB Leipzig (4-2-3-1) Gulacsi; Adams, Orban, Konate, Halstenberg; Kampl, Sabitzer; Nkunku, Dani Olmo, Kluivert; Sorloth.
Substitutes: Tschauner, Angelino, Klostermann, Henrichs, Haidara, Samardzic, Wosz, Forsberg, Hwang.
Bayern Munich v Union Berlin team news
Bayern Munich (4-2-3-1) Neuer; Sarr, Martinez, Boateng, Stanisic; Kimmich, Dantas; Musiala, Muller, Coman; Choupo-Moting.
Substitutes: Nubel, Pavard, Sane, Nianzou, Alaba, Vita, Oberlin, Scott.
Union Berlin (4-2-3-1) Luthe; Trimmel, Friedrich, Knoche, Lenz; Andrich, Promel; Endo, Kruse, Bulter; Musa.
Substitutes: Karius, Schlotterbeck, Ryerson, Pohjanpalo, Hubner, Ingvartsen, Griesbeck, Gentner, Teuchert.
Good afternoon one, good afternoon all. This has been a season full of ludicrous results, but one game stands out: Aston Villa 7-2 Liverpool on 4 October. And it looked even weirder then than it does now. This was before Virgil van Dijk’s injury, before Liverpool’s title challenge had turned into an unfathomable fiasco. Today, the teams meet again at Anfield, and it’s fair to assume Liverpool will be after one or all of the following clichés: revenge, redemption, closure.
But what they really, really need is three points. They are fighting for their Champions League life, both this season and next, and start this match in seventh place. They are five points ahead of Villa, having played a game more. At the same stage last season, there were 57 points between them.
Liverpool v Villa is the highlight of another busy Clockwatch. In the Championship, Norwich could have their promotion confirmed if a few results go their way, and all the play-off contenders are in action. There are also four afternoon games in Germany, including Bayern Munich’s victory over Union Berlin.
These are our featured games, all 3pm kick-offs unless stated:
- Bayern Munich v Union Berlin (2.30pm)
- Werder Bremen v RB Leipzig (2.30pm)