PREMIER LEAGUE LIVE: Follow all the action from around the grounds as it happens
16:11 GMT, 24 March 2012
Follow Sportsmail's coverage of the Barclays Premier League with six fixtures, including the clash at the bottom between Bolton and Blackburn, kicking off at 3pm. Elsewhere it is Arsenal v Aston Villa, Liverpool v Wigan, Norwich v Wolves, Sunderland v QPR and Swansea v Everton. Email me your thoughts on the action at [email protected] or contact me on Twitter @Ripinho.
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Arsenal 2-0 Aston Villa
Bolton 2-0 Blackburn
Chelsea 0-0 Tottenham FT
Liverpool 1-1 Wigan
Norwich 2-1 Wolves
Sunderland 1-0 QPR
Swansea 0-0 Everton
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16.10: GOAL! LIVERPOOL 1-1 Wigan
Great response from the Reds, Steven Gerrard feeds Luis Suarez who buries past Ali Al Habsi. Surely one-way traffic now
16.09: Easy to forget events at Swansea but there hasn't been too much to talk about so far at the Liberty Stadium.
Everton defending very well against the crisp Swans passing game.
16.06: Going for goals at Anfield as Liverpool send on Andy Carroll for Jordan Henderson.
16.04: Away we go again folks.
16.01: Moses did eventually go off for Wigan incidentally. He was replaced three minutes before the break by Albert Crusat.
15.59: From InfostradaLive:
Sunderland's Nicklas Bendtner has now scored three opening goals in 2012, equal most in the PL this year with Rooney and Pogrebnyak.
15.55: All 'ifs' and 'buts' of course but as it stands, Wolves will end the day four points adrift of Bolton in 17th – who have a game in hand. It really is looking grim for the West Midlands side.
15.50: Half-times everywhere in the Premier League.
15.47: GOAL! NORWICH 2-1 Wolves
Handball is given after Eggert Jonsson blocks a Wes Hoolahan effort, and Grant Holt makes no mistake by firing home the penalty down the centre.
15.46: PENALTY (Norwich)
Head boy: Nicklas Bendtner gave Sunderland the lead with a header
15.43 GOAL! SUNDERLAND 1-0 QPR
This James McClean is some player. I thought he was just a bag of tricks down the wing but he has substance too, as he delivers a superb cross for Nicklas Bendtner to head home.
15.41: Moses is okay to continue for Wigan by the way in what is so far today's shock scoreline at Anfield.
Incredibly as it stands the Latics would remain 19th.
Doubling up: David Wheater (white right) heads home Bolton's second goal
15.38: There was a change at Sunderland by the way. But it wasn't for Kenny, it was for the hosts – John O'Shea replaced by Fraizer Campbell.
15.35: GOAL! BOLTON 2-0 Blackburn
Rovers are not learning here. Ryo Miyaichi's corner is again met by David Wheater who heads home his second of the day.
Given an earful: Shaun Maloney celebrates scoring his penalty for Wigan in front of the Liverpool fans
15.32: GOAL! Liverpool 0-1 WIGAN
It's taken four minutes to take this penalty after Victor Moses received a kick to to the face by Martin Skrtel. But it doesn't affect Shaun Maloney who nets from the spot to score his first Latics goal.
15.30: GOAL! BOLTON 1-0 Blackburn
David Wheater heads home a Martin Petrov cross and it's not long until the fans start signing 'Fabrice Muamba.'
15.29: PENALTY (Wigan)
15.28: GOAL! NORWICH 1-1 Wolves
…seconds later Grant Holt applies a great finish by taking the ball over Wayne Hennessey before heading home.
Spring a surprise: Wolves' Matt Jarvis fired his side into the lead at Norwich
15.27: GOAL! Norwich 0-1 WOLVES
Against the run of play, Matthew Jarvis puts the visitors in front but…
GOAL! Arsenal 2-0 Aston Villa
The Gunners heading for another victory it seems as Theo Walcott slides the hosts into a two-goal lead.
15.26: And that should be a penalty for Blackburn. Junior Hoilett tripped by Gretar Steinsson in the box but nothing is given.
15.23: Disaster for QPR, Paddy Kenny has taken a goal kick and instantly pulled up hurt – it looks like a thigh problem and it also looks like the Hoops will have to make a change.
15.20: It's been end-to-end at the Stadium Of Light and I'm surprised it's still 0-0. Jamie Mackie going close with a header for QPR who have dropped slightly back in the past couple of minutes.
In the shadows: Villa fell behind to Kieran Gibbs' first Premier League goal
15.17: GOAL! ARSENAL 1-0 Aston Villa
Well here is some normal service for you…in regards to the score anyway.
It's the last person you thought would have scored it though, as Kieran Gibbs runs unopposed through the Villa defence before firing past Given to net his first Premier League goal – the Irishman should have done better really.
15.14: And it's all Norwich at Carrow Road. Zak Whitbread seeing a header cleared off the line by Wolves' Michael Kightly – the visitors weathering a storm at the moment.
15.12: But enough about Arsenal – Villa. Bolton have started brightly against Blackburn with Martin Petrov forcing a decent save from Paul Robinson with a swerving 30-yard effort.
Stick your neck out: Sunderland's John O'Shea heads the ball in front of QPR's Djibril Cisse's outstretched foot
15.10: Now An Arsenal chance. Robin van Persie back heels a pass into the path of Theo Walcott who sees his shot well stopped by Shay Given.
15.08: First chance Villa at the Emirates. From an Arsenal corner, Marc Albrighton runs from one end of the pitch to the other but wastes his eventual shot.
15.05: I think Emile Heskey is a bit lucky to still be on the field here.
His elbow to Djourou's faces doesn't look like a natural movement to me but the referee takes no action while the defender receives some treatment.
Nice touch: Arsenal fans unveil their tribute to Fabrice Muamba before their side's game against Aston Villa
15.02: Away we go folks.
14.59: With the teams out and kick-off in sight, here is Andy Townsend's preview on the weekend's action with his Boot Room.
14.56: Slight change to the Arsenal team. Laurent Koscielny has been injured in the warm up and will be replaced by Johan Djourou.
14.54: Everton boss David Moyes makes three changes to his side for their Barclays Premier League trip to Swansea.
With an FA Cup quarter-final replay against Sunderland looming on Tuesday, the Scot brings in Phil Neville to lead the side along with fit-again Darron Gibson and Phil Jagielka in place of Royston Drenthe, Marouane Fellaini and John Heitinga.
Swansea, searching for their first win against the Toffees, make just the one change from their impressive win at Fulham as Ashley Williams replaces Garry Monk in defence after recovering from an illness.
Leading the way: Skipper Roger Johnson is recalled for Wolves
14.51: Norwich manager Paul Lambert makes five changes for today's Barclays Premier League encounter with struggling Wolves.
Grant Holt, Wes Hoolahan and Simeon Jackson are amongst those drafted in at Carrow Road, while opponents Wolves recall Roger Johnson to the starting XI.
The 28-year-old was one of three alterations made by manager Terry Connor, who also brings in Eggert Jonsson and Michael Kightly.
14.48: Joey Barton is conspicuous by his absence as QPR boss Mark Hughes leaves him sitting on the bench for this afternoon's Barclays Premier League trip to Sunderland.
The outspoken midfielder, who was booed by his own fans when he was replaced during the midweek victory over Liverpool, makes way along with the injured Armand Traore as Jamie Mackie and Taye Taiwo are drafted in.
Sunderland manager Martin O'Neill makes three changes with John O'Shea returning from injury and Stephane Sessegnon from suspension along with Jack Colback, with Phil Bardsley, Sebastian Larsson and Fraizer Campbell dropping out.
14.45: Bolton manager Owen Coyle names an unchanged line-up from his side's last Premier League game as the Lancashire side aim to put the emotion generated by Fabrice Muamba's cardiac arrest last week to one side against Blackburn at the Reebok Stadium.
With Muamba still in intensive care, none of Coyle's players took up the option of sitting the game out, instead committing themselves to try and gain three valuable points in pursuit of top-flight safety.
Blackburn have adopted a respectful tone in the build-up, but Steve Kean's men are chasing a third successive win and are also unchanged.
14.42: Teenage winger Raheem Sterling is named in Liverpool's matchday squad for the first time as the Reds host Wigan in the Barclays Premier League at Anfield.
The 17-year-old and fellow reserve-team forward Nathan Eccleston are among the substitutes as manager Kenny Dalglish makes two changes from the midweek defeat at QPR, with Jon Flanagan and Jordan Henderson replacing injured duo Martin Kelly and Charlie Adam.
Next-bottom Wigan name the same side which drew at home to West Brom last weekend.
Coming in: Gervinho is the only change for Arsenal against Aston Villa
14.39: Arsenal make just one change as they go in search of a seventh straight Barclays Premier League win against Aston Villa this afternoon, with Gervinho replacing Aaron Ramsey.
The Gunners have been rejuvenated since the start of February, and have overhauled north London rivals Tottenham to climb to third.
Ramsey is on the bench, along with England youngster Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in the only change from the midweek win at Everton.
Villa, meanwhile, are looking to build on a three-match unbeaten run.
Winger Charles N'Zogbia misses out because of a knee problem. Veteran frontman Emile Heskey and Gabriel Agbonlahor lead the visitors' attack.
Andreas Weimann – who scored a stoppage-time winner against Fulham last time out – is on the bench.
14.36: And finally the line-ups from the Liberty Stadium:
Swansea v Everton
Swansea: Vorm, Rangel, Caulker, Williams, Taylor, Sinclair, Britton, Allen, Sigurdsson, Routledge, Graham. Subs: Tremmel, Tate, Monk, McEachran, Lita, Moore, Gower.
Everton: Howard, Hibbert, Distin, Jagielka, Baines, Osman, Gibson, Cahill, Neville, Pienaar, Jelavic. Subs: Mucha, Heitinga, Stracqualursi, McFadden, Gueye, Fellaini, Anichebe.
Referee: Neil Swarbrick (Lancashire)
14.33: Can QPR build on their astonishing comeback at home to Liverpool during the week when they visit the Stadium Of Light
Sunderland v QPR
Sunderland: Mignolet, O'Shea, Kyrgiakos, Turner, Bridge, Gardner, Vaughan, Colback, McClean, Bendtner, Sessegnon. Subs: Gordon, Campbell, Wickham, Kilgallon, Ji, Meyler, Elmohamady.
QPR: Kenny, Young, Onuoha, Ferdinand, Taiwo, Taarabt, Derry, Diakite, Mackie, Zamora, Cisse. Subs: Cerny, Hill, Gabbidon, Bothroyd, Buzsaky, Barton, Wright-Phillips.
Referee: Mike Jones (Cheshire)
14.30: Kenny Dalglish has taken some stick recently due to Liverpool's poor league form, but can the Reds answer their critics by defeating a relegation haunted Latics side
Liverpool v Wigan
Liverpool: Reina, Flanagan, Carragher, Skrtel, Jose Enrique, Henderson, Gerrard, Spearing, Downing, Kuyt, Suarez. Subs: Doni, Aurelio, Carroll, Coates, Sterling, Shelvey, Eccleston.
Wigan: Al Habsi, Alcaraz, Caldwell, Figueroa, Boyce, McCarthy, McArthur, Beausejour, Moses, Maloney, Di Santo. Subs: Kirkland, Thomas, Crusat, Ben Watson, Gomez, Sammon, Stam.
Referee: Lee Mason (Lancashire)
Appreciation: Bolton fans give their thanks to Tottenham before the game while players warmed up in Fabrice Muamba shirts
14.27: Can Arsenal make it seven league wins out of seven when they host Aston Villa at the Emirates Stadium:
Arsenal v Aston Villa
Arsenal: Szczesny, Sagna, Koscielny, Vermaelen, Gibbs, Arteta, Song, Walcott, Rosicky, Gervinho, van Persie. Subs: Fabianski, Andre Santos, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ramsey, Djourou, Chamakh, Benayoun.
Aston Villa: Given, Hutton, Collins, Cuellar, Warnock, Petrov, Herd, Albrighton, Ireland, Heskey, Agbonlahor. Subs: Guzan, Bannan, Weimann, Lichaj, Baker, Gardner, Carruthers.
Referee: Phil Dowd (Staffordshire)
14.24: From Carrow Road where bottom side Wolves hope to grab at least a point – Terry Connor could do with some luck after all:
Norwich v Wolverhampton
Norwich: Ruddy, Martin, Ward, Whitbread, Lappin, Elliott Bennett, Howson, Fox, Hoolahan, Holt, Jackson. Subs: Steer, Johnson, Morison, Crofts, Surman, Wilbraham, Naughton.
Wolverhampton: Hennessey, Stearman, Johnson, Bassong, Ward, Kightly, Edwards, Jonsson, Jarvis, Fletcher, Doyle. Subs: De Vries, Ebanks-Blake, Berra, Milijas, Foley, Price, Gorman.
Referee: Mark Clattenburg (Tyne & Wear)
14.21: First team news comes from the Reebok Stadium and the Lancashire derby. A win for Rovers will take them a massive step closer to securing Premier League survival:
Bolton v Blackburn
Bolton: Bogdan, Steinsson, Wheater, Ream, Ricketts, Mark Davies, Reo-Coker, Pratley, Miyaichi, Ngog, Petrov. Subs: Jaaskelainen, Alonso, Eagles, Knight, Kevin Davies, Klasnic, Sordell.
Blackburn: Robinson, Lowe, Dann, Hanley, Martin Olsson, Formica, Nzonzi, Pedersen, Marcus Olsson, Hoilett, Yakubu. Subs: Bunn, Dunn, Modeste, Petrovic, Orr, Goodwillie, Vukcevic.
Referee: Andre Marriner (W Midlands)
14.18: One of those games has already kicked off. Click here to follow Phil Duncan's live coverage of Chelsea v Tottenham – there is Champions League places on the line at Stamford Bridge.
14.15: Cups have been won, the mind games have started and judging by the glorious weather today, it's that time of year where the run-in to the end of the football season begins.
So we have a healthy eight games on show this afternoon, six of them at 3pm, where European places and relegation spots are the main focus – there is no mid-table mediocrity just yet. Team news on the way.
Seventh heaven Arsenal are gunning for a seventh consecutive league win when they host Aston Villa