PREMIER LEAGUE LIVE: Newcastle v Aston Villa and Southampton v Manchester United – as it happens
15:00 GMT, 2 September 2012
Follow Sportsmail's coverage of the Barclays Premier League as Newcastle host Aston Villa and Southampton welcome Manchester United to conclude the weekend's action. The Saints will attempt to win their first game of the season when the Red Devils visit the St Mary's Stadium, while Villa will also look for a maiden three points at the Sports Direct Arena. Send me your thoughts on the action at email@example.com or contact me on Twitter @Ripinho.
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Newcastle 0-0 Aston Villa
Southampton v Manchester United
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16.01: Aston Villa get us going at Newcastle.
15.59: Not such pleasant conditions down on the south coast as cloudy skies welcome Southampton and Manchester United.
15.56: Some late afternoon sunshine greets the players in the North East as Newcastle and Aston Villa make their way out on to the pitch.
15.51: And speaking of the Manchester United manager, today marks his 1000th league game in charge at the club.
To put that into perspective, the average Premier League manager (excluding Fergie) lasts just 55 matches.
15.48: Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson spoke to Sky Sports:
'Young David made a mistake last week, he's made fantastic saves but he'll be back in a couple of weeks' time.'
15.45: Anders Lindegaard is chosen ahead of David de Gea for Manchester United's Barclays Premier League clash at Southampton today.
The Danish goalkeeper is one of three United changes at St Mary's, with Rio Ferdinand making his first appearance of the season to partner Nemanja Vidic in defence for the first time since December.
Danny Welbeck is also named in the United starting line-up, while Southampton include 17-year-old James Ward-Prowse in midfield.
15.42: Full line-ups from the St Mary's Stadium:
Southampton v Man Utd
Southampton: Kelvin Davis, Clyne, Fonte, Hooiveld, Fox, Puncheon, Steven Davis, Schneiderlin, Ward-Prowse, Lallana, Lambert. Subs: Gazzaniga, Rodriguez, Lee, Do Prado, Richardson, Mayuka, Seaborne.
Man Utd: Lindegaard, Da Silva, Ferdinand, Vidic, Evra, Valencia, Cleverley, Carrick, Welbeck, van Persie, Kagawa. Subs: De Gea, Evans, Giggs, Hernandez, Nani, Scholes, Powell.
Referee: Mike Dean (Wirral)
Dropped: Manchester United keeper, David De Gea was removed from the starting XI following a mistake against Fulham
15.39: Newcastle old boy Shay Given pays the price for Aston Villa's poor start to the season on his return to Tyneside.
Given is named only among the substitutes as Brad Guzan is preferred in goal with manager Paul Lambert drafting Ron Vlaar, Ciaran Clark, Karim El Ahmadi and Brett Holman into the side which beat Tranmere 3-0 in the Capital One Cup in midweek.
Opposite number Alan Pardew restores his big guns to the starting line-up after making seven changes for Thursday's night's 1-0 Europa League victory over Atromitos as Davide Santon, Steven Taylor, Yohan Cabaye, Vurnon Anita, Jonas Gutierrez, Hatem Ben Arfa and Papiss Cisse return.
15.36: It's not just Manchester United v Southampton today either. Over at the Sports Direct Arena, Newcastle are in action as they host Aston Villa.
Newcastle v Aston Villa
Newcastle: Krul, Simpson, Coloccini, Steven Taylor, Santon, Ben Arfa, Cabaye, Anita, Gutierrez, Ba, Cisse. Subs: Harper, Williamson, Gosling, Amalfitano, Bigirimana, Marveaux, Obertan.
Aston Villa: Guzan, Lowton, Vlaar, Clark, Lichaj, Bannan, El Ahmadi, Ireland, Weimann, Holman, Bent. Subs: Given, N'Zogbia, Agbonlahor, Bowery, Baker, Burke, Williams.
Referee: Lee Probert (Wiltshire)
15.31: Manchester United starting XI:
Lindegaard, Rafael, Ferdinand, Vidic, Evra, Valencia, Carrick, Cleverley, Welbeck, Kagawa, Van Persie
15.28: Breaking Manchester United team news is that David De Gea has been dropped…more soon.
15.25: Good news Southampton fans, I can confirm that your fixtures will become a touch easier in the upcoming weeks. The Saints have so far lost at Manchester City (as if anyone takes anything at the Etihad Stadium) and slumped at home to a Wigan side who have gone against the grain this season and started their campaign strongly.
Today it's Manchester United, then a trip to Arsenal – but hey it's good to get the hard ones out of the way first isn't it
Weekend conclusion: Southampton and Newcastle play host to Manchester United and Aston Villa respectively