PREMIER LEAGUE LIVE: Follow the action from around the grounds as it happens
16:19 GMT, 17 November 2012
Follow Sportsmail's coverage of the Barclays Premier League as Manchester City host Aston Villa at the Etihad Stadium in one of six 3pm kick-offs. Elsewhere it is Liverpool v Wigan, Newcastle v Swansea, QPR v Southampton, Reading v Everton and West Brom v Chelsea. Send me your thoughts on the action at [email protected] or contact me on Twitter @Ripinho.
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Arsenal 5-2 Tottenham FT
Liverpool 1-0 Wigan
Manchester City 2-0 Aston Villa
Newcastle 0-1 Swansea
QPR 1-2 Southampton
Reading 1-1 Everton
West Brom 2-1 Chelsea
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16.15: GOAL! Newcastle 0-1 SWANSEA
A poor clearance from Krul leads to Pablo Hernandez crossing from the flank into the penalty area where Michu powers home with a header.
16.12: GOAL! MANCHESTER CITY 2-0 Aston Villa
Absolutely bizarre scenes at the Etihad Stadium. The host win a penalty in the softest of circumstances after Silva's corner takes the slightest of brushes off Andreas Weimann's arm.
There is no sympathy from Sergio Aguero though who buries home 12 yards.
16.11: PENALTY (Manchester City)
16.10: GOAL! LIVERPOOL 1-0 Wigan
Finally some action! Raheem Sterling wins the ball before crossing from the byline for Luis Suarez to fire home.
16.09: GOAL! READING 1-1 Everton
The Royals have improved on a poor first half showing and equalise as Nicky Shorey's free-kick is converted from close range by Adam Le Fondre.
16.09: GOAL! WEST BROM 2-1 Chelsea
Now this is against the run of play following Chelsea's quick start to this half as Long's cross is bundled in by Peter Odemwingie.
16.08: GOAL! QPR 1-2 Southampton
Mark Hughes' half-time team-talk looks to have had some impact as Taarabt's cross is headed home by Junior Hoilett.
16.06: Chelsea start much better at West Brom as Boaz Myhill reacts well to block a snap shot from Sturridge.
16.04: One change for QPR as Jamie Mackie has replaced Alejandro Faurlin.
16.03: Away we go again for the second halves of the Premier League.
16.00: From InfostradaLive:
David Silva scored his first PL goal since April 11. The club have won each of the last eight PL matches in which he has found the net.
15.57: Not too many goals in that first half, but it can't just be me that notices the goals tend to rifle in after the break.
Will there be any for QPR though If the Hoops can't score past this leaky Southampton defence then it's crisis o'clock at Loftus Road.
15.54: It sounds like Sportsmail's Dominic King is enjoying himself at Anfield:
Half-time 0-0. Can't provide anything witty or insightful other than saying it is a pretty humdrum game with some odd refereeing decisions.
First to the ball: David Silva pounced before half-time to put Manchester City in front against Aston Villa
15.51: And now it's finally half-time at Anfield.
15.48: It's half-time everywhere but Liverpool…which I promise has actually kicked off.
15.47: GOAL! QPR 0-2 SOUTHAMPTON
What a disaster for QPR. Southampton have been much the better side so far and take a deserved two-goal lead after Jason Puncheon beats Julio Cesar at his near post with a curling effort.
15.45: GOAL! MANCHESTER CITY 1-0 Aston Villa
The champions finally make a breakthrough as David Silva shows he is the most alert player on the pitch after bundling home a loose ball from inside the box.
15.43: GOAL! West Brom 1-1 CHELSEA
It's against the run of play but Cesar Azpilicueta's cross is converted by Eden Hazard inside the box, taking a touch of Billy Jones along the way.
15.41: More goalkeeping masterclass at Reading now, as Federici rushes off his line to prevent Leon Osman from doubling Everton's lead after a through ball from Naismith. Alex McCarthy might not get his place back in the Royals goal at this rate.
15.38: Williamson nearly goes from hero to zero at Newcastle. The defender hesitates on the ball, allowing Swansea's Itay Shechter to get a shot in on goal, only to be denied by the onrushing Krul.
15.35: Don't worry folks I haven't forgot the action at Anfield – it's just there isn't much to report so far. We've had just one shot from Liverpool against Wigan and it wasn't on target from the hosts.
Red alert: Rickie Lambert heads Southampton ahead at QPR despite the best efforts of Samba Diakite
15.32: Despite that Benteke chance, it's backs to the wall for Aston Villa who are frustrating Manchester City with men behind the ball.
Yaya Toure sums up the frustration of the home side with a long distance strike that flies well over.
15.29: Newcastle go close to opening the scoring against Swansea as Demba Ba heads Hatem Ben Arfa's cross off target.
15.26: From InfostradaLive:
QPR conceded the opening goal for the ninth time this season – they have drawn two and lost six of the previous eight.
15.24: GOAL! QPR 0-1 SOUTHAMPTON
Scrappy as anything I have ever seen but this goal is huge. Following a scramble inside the box, Puncheon is denied on the line by Armand Traore before Rickie Lambert eventually smashes home.
15.21: But this is an even better save from Joe Hart. Christian Benteke out jumps Matija Nastasic to head into the turf, but the Manchester City keeper leaps to tip away the ball and deny Aston Villa the lead. Almost Gordan Banks-esque.
Heads I win: Shane Long nodded West Brom in front after peeling off Chelsea's David Luiz
15.19: Still Swansea attack at Newcastle and this time the visitors get past the defence but not Tim Krul, as the Toon keeper parries away Michu's shot.
15.16: Jason Puncheon has hit the post for Southampton at QPR, but the hosts respond as Adel Taarabt dancing past three defenders before forcing a smart stop from Paulo Gazzaniga.
15.13: GOAL! WEST BROM 1-0 Chelsea
The Blues started well but they have fallen behind after Shane Long lost David Luiz at the back post to head home. The striker then revealed a shirt reading 'RIP Nan.'
First blood: Steven Naismith handed Everton the lead at Reading
15.11: GOAL! Reading 0-1 EVERTON
And now for something completely different. Reading make an absolute hash of clearing the ball from their box and after some deft touches from Marouane Fellaini and Jelavic, Steven Naismith rifles home.
15.09: And even more great defending – this time from West Brom! Victor Moses cuts the ball back from the byline after being set clear by Daniel Sturridge, before Ryan Bertrand's shot is cleared off the line by Liam Ridgewell.
15.06: Top defending from Mike Williamson. Nathan Dyer looks to be through on goal for Swansea but the Newcastle defender gets across to make a great tackle.
15.03: Fast start from Everton and they nearly take the lead. Adam Federici makes a top save from Phil Jagielka before Nikica Jelavic volleys into the ground and over.
Denied: Everton's Phil Jagielka sees his shot saved by Reading keeper Adam Federici
15.00: Away we go then folks.
14.57: The teams are out across the country – let's hope they can follow the lunchtime kick-off where Arsenal recorded a 5-2 victory over Tottenham at the Emirates Stadium.
14.54: So as kick-off approaches why not check out Martin Keown's boot room where he previews all of this weekend's Premier League action.
14.51: Last but not least from the Madejski Stadium where Reading are searching for a first win and Everton will want to continue their challenge for a Champions League spot:
Reading v Everton
Reading: Federici, Gunter, Morrison, Gorkss, Shorey, Robson-Kanu, Leigertwood, Tabb, McAnuff, Roberts, Le Fondre. Subs: Stuart Taylor, Mariappa, Pogrebnyak, Hunt, McCleary, Harte, Cummings.
Everton: Howard, Coleman, Heitinga, Jagielka, Baines, Naismith, Osman, Fellaini, Hitzlsperger, Pienaar, Jelavic. Subs: Mucha, Oviedo, Distin, Vellios, Junior, Kennedy, Duffy.
Referee: Martin Atkinson (W Yorkshire)
14.48: It seems like madness but a win for Wigan today and they would go above Liverpool in the table, full team news from Anfield:
Liverpool v Wigan
Liverpool: Reina, Wisdom, Agger, Skrtel, Jose Enrique, Johnson, Gerrard, Allen, Sterling, Suarez, Fernandez Saez. Subs: Jones, Sahin, Cole, Henderson, Coates, Carragher, Shelvey.
Wigan: Al Habsi, Ramis, Caldwell, Figueroa, Boyce, Watson, McCarthy, Beausejour, Maloney, Di Santo, Kone. Subs: Pollitt, Jones, Gomez, McManaman, Boselli, Stam, Miyaichi.
Referee: Kevin Friend (Leicestershire)
14.45: Interesting game at West Brom as Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo returns to the club that sacked him only last year…how times change:
West Brom v Chelsea
West Brom: Myhill, Jones, Olsson, Tamas, Ridgewell, Morrison, Yacob, Mulumbu, Gera, Long, Odemwingie. Subs: Luke Daniels, Reid, Popov, Rosenberg, Brunt, Dorrans, Fortune.
Chelsea: Cech, Azpilicueta, Cahill, Luiz, Bertrand, Romeu, Mikel, Hazard, Sturridge, Torres, Moses. Subs: Turnbull, Ivanovic, Cole, Ramires, Mata, Oscar, Marin.
Referee: Michael Oliver (Northumberland)
Forced to sit out: Senegal have evoked a clause preventing Papiss Cisse's (left) from playing for Newcastle
14.42: Two mid-table sides at St James' Park who will fancy their chances of three points and a push for a European spot. Full news:
Newcastle v Swansea
Newcastle: Krul, Simpson, Steven Taylor, Williamson, Santon, Ben Arfa, Anita, Tiote, Ferguson, Sammy Ameobi, Ba. Subs: Elliot, Amalfitano, Bigirimana, Marveaux, Shola Ameobi, Tavernier, Abeid.
Swansea: Tremmel, Rangel, Williams, Monk, Davies, Britton, De Guzman, Dyer, Michu, Hernandez, Shechter. Subs: Cornell, Chico, Graham, Routledge, Moore, Tiendalli, Agustien.
Referee: Phil Dowd (Staffordshire)
14.39: Mario Balotelli is again left out of the Manchester City squad as the Barclays Premier League champions take on Aston Villa at the Etihad Stadium.
The controversial striker, who played in Italy's friendly against France on Wednesday, does not even make the bench for his club side for a second successive week.
Maicon and Samir Nasri come into the City line-up for Pablo Zabaleta and Aleksandar Kolarov while Villa are unchanged from the side beaten by Manchester United last week.
14.36: Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo makes five changes for the Barclays Premier League clash with his former club West Brom at the Hawthorns.
Strikers Victor Moses and Daniel Sturridge, midfielder Oriol Romeu and centre-backs Gary Cahill and David Luiz replace Juan Mata, Oscar, Ramires, Branislav Ivanovic and the injured John Terry respectively.
Gabriel Tamas replaces injured Albion centre-back Gareth McAuley (hamstring) while midfielder Zoltan Gera and striker Peter Odemwingie come in for Chris Brunt and ineligible on-loan Chelsea player Romelu Lukaku.
Incoming: Victor Moses (centre) and Gary Cahill (right) feature for Chelsea but Juan Mata makes way
14.33: QPR and Southampton both name unchanged starting line-ups for today's vital encounter between the Premier League's two bottom sides.
The hosts name Fabio on the bench after a two-month absence with a hamstring problem, while Bobby Zamora misses out on the squad with a hip injury.
Southampton name the same side that drew 1-1 with Swansea last weekend, with 17-year-old Luke Shaw again preferred at left-back.
14.30: Reading boss Brian McDermott makes two changes for the visit of Everton as he goes in search of the Royals' first Barclays Premier League win of the season.
Hal Robson-Kanu and Adam Le Fondre are introduced by McDermott with Garath McCleary and Noel Hunt both dropping to the bench.
David Moyes hands midfielder Thomas Hitzlsperger his first Everton start in place of captain Phil Neville with Steven Naismith replacing Kevin Mirallas who misses out with a hamstring injury.
14.27: The big one. QPR boss Mark Hughes has already led a rally cry before the Premier League's bottom two in the table battle it out. Here are the full line-ups from Loftus Road:
QPR v Southampton
QPR: Julio Cesar, Bosingwa, Ferdinand, Nelsen, Traore, Diakite, Faurlin, Granero, Taarabt, Hoilett, Cisse. Subs: Green, Derry, Wright-Phillips, Mackie, Dyer, Da Silva, Ehmer.
Southampton: Gazzaniga, Clyne, Fonte, Yoshida, Shaw, Schneiderlin, Cork, Puncheon, Ramirez, Lallana, Lambert. Subs: Kelvin Davis, Hooiveld, Steven Davis, Rodriguez, Fox, Ward-Prowse, Mayuka.
Referee: Mike Dean (Wirral)
14.24: Newcastle boss Alan Pardew is dealt a blow as he is unable to name striker Papiss Cisse in his side for this afternoon's Barclays Premier League clash with Swansea.
The 27-year-old is conspicuous by his absence amid a row with the Senegal Football Federation following his failure to report for international duty because of a back injury.
He and the injured Yohan Cabaye and Jonas Gutierrez are replaced by Sammy Ameobi, Cheick Tiote and Vurnon Anita.
Swansea manager Michael Laudrup makes two changes to the side which drew 1-1 at Southampton last weekend, meaning there is no place for Wayne Routledge on his return to St James' Park with the winger and Ki Sung-yueng being replaced by Nathan Dyer and Itay Shechter.
Back up to speed: Maicon (left) impressed after coming off the bench for Manchester City last weekend
14.21: Three points for Manchester City and they will go top until at least tea-time, here is the team news from the Etihad Stadium:
Man City v Aston Villa
Man City: Hart, Maicon, Kompany, Nastasic, Clichy, Toure, Barry, Silva, Tevez, Nasri, Aguero. Subs: Pantilimon, Zabaleta, Lescott, Dzeko, Sinclair, Kolarov, Javi Garcia.
Aston Villa: Guzan, Stevens, Vlaar, Clark, Lowton, Bannan, Westwood, Agbonlahor, Ireland, Weimann, Benteke. Subs: Given, El Ahmadi, Albrighton, Holman, Delph, Bowery, Baker.
Referee: Jon Moss (W Yorkshire)
14.18: Liverpool goalkeeper Jose Reina is named in the starting line-up for the first time since October 7 for the visit of Wigan.
The Spain international missed four Barclays Premier League matches with a hamstring injury and his return is one of three changes from the draw at Chelsea with Martin Skrtel and Suso also restored.
Wigan, unbeaten in five matches against the Reds, name the same side which lost to West Brom.
14.15: But if it's goals you want first folks (and red cards) then may I point you towards our live coverage of the north London derby between Arsenal and Tottenham at the Emirates Stadium. Click here to follow a game which has already had five goals with Rik Sharma.
14.10: No propeller kicks today folks, (it seems you have to go to Serie A to have a chance of seeing that sort of action.)
But from the 3pm games this afternoon I can bring you matches involving the Premier League champions and the European champions – that has to top Zlatan Ibrahimovic's acrobatics surely Team news coming up.
Six of the best: Liverpool, Manchester City, Everton and Chelsea feature in six 3pm Premier League fixtures