PREMIER LEAGUE LIVE: Follow Sunday's action from around the grounds as it happens
16:02 GMT, 11 November 2012
Follow Sportsmail's coverage of the Barclays Premier League as Sunday's action kicks off at 1.30pm with Manchester City hosting Tottenham at the Etihad Stadium. Newcastle welcome West Ham to St James' Park 90 minutes later, while Chelsea host Liverpool at 4pm to conclude the weekend's drama.
Manchester City 2-1 Tottenham FT
Newcastle 0-1 West Ham
Chelsea 0-0 Liverpool
1 mins: Off and running at Stamford Bridge
HALF TIME: NEWCASTLE 0 WEST HAM 1
3.48pm: Ben Afra comes close in the dying stages of the half but his shot is deflected narrowly wide.
3.44pm: The home side have hit back and young Shane Ferguson is unlucky to see his shot blocked by George McCartney.
3.42pm: Nolan comes close again but this time he fires wide. Diame has been the architect this half, very impressive from the midfielder.
3.41pm: GOAL NEWCASTLE 0 WEST HAM 1
Kevin Nolan turns the ball home for the visitors but refuses to dance like a chicken. Or celebrate.
3.40pm: Joey O'Brien is having trouble with his nose, it seems to be bleeding rather copiously.
3.35pm: Andy Carroll hasn't been treated too badly on his return to the north. Nolan was given a good reception but Sam Allardyce, well, wasn't…
3.32pm: West Ham are enjoying the better of the opening exchanges at St James' Park but there has been little to get excited about.
Anita has come on to replace the injured Gutierrez for the home side.
3.30pm: More from Stamford Bridge:
John Terry finally made his return from his racism ban in Chelsea's Barclays Premier League clash with Liverpool today.
Blues boss Roberto Di Matteo recalled his captain for this afternoon's clash, partnering him with Branislav Ivanovic in central defence, as Cesar Azpilicueta returned at right-back.
David Luiz later tweeted he had missed today's game because of tonsillitis.
Jose Reina failed a late fitness test for Liverpool, who recalled virtually all of their big guns after Thursday's Europa League defeat at Anzhi Makhachkala, although Jamie Carragher kept his place, while Glen Johnson returned from injury.
FULL TIME: MAN CITY 2 TOTTENHAM 1
3.23pm: Nothing much happening in Newcastle. Kevin Nolan has had an effort blocked for the visitors.
3.20pm: Teams from Chelsea:
Chelsea: Cech, Azpilicueta, Terry, Ivanovic, Bertrand, Mikel, Ramires, Hazard, Oscar, Mata, Torres. Subs: Turnbull, Romeu, Moses, Ferreira, Marin, Sturridge, Cahill.
Liverpool: Jones, Wisdom, Carragher, Agger, Johnson, Allen, Gerrard, Sterling, Sahin, Jose Enrique, Suarez. Subs: Gulacsi, Cole, Assaidi, Henderson, Coates, Downing, Fernandez Saez.
89 mins: Deserved goal for the home side there. They've had the better chances and looked hungrier for the three points.
Winner: Edin Dzeko slams home to earn all three points for Manchester City
Final change sees Aguero replaced by Javi Garcia.
We'll have five minutes of added time.
88mins: GOAL! MAN CITY 2-1 TOTTENHAM
It's the super sub Edin Dzeko again as he controls a brilliant pass from Silva, swivels and crashes the ball home from close range.
87 mins: Tottenham replace Lennon with Kyle Naughton.
86 mins: City continue to push forward, it seems thee will be only one winner, if there is one of course.
83 mins: Close! Friedel, who has been pretty quiet all afternoon, is called into action to make a double save from Aguero.
Tottenham then break through Bale but his final ball can't find a team-mate.
BREAKING NEWS: JOHN TERRY STARTS FOR CHELSEA
82 mins: City win another corner but Kolarov's ball in is cleared before Silva curls a shot wide of the far post.
82 mins: Meanwhile, we're off and running at Newcastle
81 mins: Does anyone actually like Emmanuel Adebayor He's replaced by Jermain Defoe.
79 mins: City are looking the likelier to win this and Dzeko heads over from Silva's corner.
78 mins: Kyle Walker is replaced by Michael Dawson and the right back appears to be injured.
76 mins: Adebayor is finally booked after his 12th altercation with Zabaleta who is left with a bloody nose.
74 mins: Bale manages to swagger into the box via a couple of ricochets but he can't quite get a shot in and City scramble the ball clear.
73 mins: And Tevez is taken off in place of Edin Dzeko, who is City's top scorer this season.
72 mins: Oliver misses another foul when Zabaleta is hauled back by Adebayor. City manage to get forward and Tevez pulls his shot wide of the post.
70 mins: Sandro has piled into Yaya Toure who lies stricken on the ground. Spurs have somehow got the free kick from the resultant melee. Referee Michael Oliver has been poor today.
68 mins: City have their tails up now and Maicon races down the right before driving a cross just wide of the far post.
Game on: Manchester City's Sergio Aguero (right) celebrates scoring
66 mins: GOAL!
MAN CITY 1 TOTTENHAM 1
The build up was a little fortunate but when the ball broke to Aguero, he kept his composure to slot the ball past Fridel.
64 mins: Bale has been very quiet so far and his left foot shot which drifts wide rather epitomises his afternoon.
62 mins: Tottenham will fancy their chances with City having gone to three at the back. They could do with getting the ball though – only 37 per cent of possession.
58 mins: Tevez wins another corner for City but Bale heads clear. This really does not look like being the champions' day.
56 mins: The first change of the game sees Nastasic replaced by Maicon. Gareth Bale must be rubbing his hands with glee.
55 mins: Chance! A long ball forward finds Aguero who is onside but the Argentine uncharacteristically fails to bring it under control and the chance is gone.
54 mins: The home side do manage to win a couple of corners in quick succession but the closest they come is a Vincent Kompany header which fails to find the target.
50 mins: City have started brightly but their play in the final third has let them down.
47 mins: Zabaleta wins a corner fro City after another run down the right wing. Kolarov's ball in is poor and doesn't beat the first man.
46 mins: No changes from either side as the action gets back underway.
Eyes on the ball: Sergio Aguero competes with Kyle Walker
2.35pm: All set for the second half…
2.30pm: More on the teams from Newcastle:
Old boys Andy Carroll and Kevin Nolan were handed starts as they returned to Newcastle with West Ham.
They were included in a team which featured only one change to the side which lined up against Manchester City last weekend as James Tomkins replaced James Collins at the heart of the back four.
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In front: Steven Caulker heads Tottenham into the lead against Manchester City
42 mins: City
should score but Tevez has fluffed his lines. Aguero breaks forward and
squares the ball to his countryman on the edge of the box but his shot
lacks power and Friedel makes an easy save,
38 mins: Nastasic has fallen awkwardly and is being treated. I'm sure he'll be fine as he heads off the pitch.
35 mins: Well,
it's a shot… Kolarov takes a swipe with his left foot on the edge of
the box but the ball is always curling away from Friedel.
33 mins: City
have struggled to create anything of note and if anyone is going to
score at the moment, it's the visitors. The champions claim for another
penalty when Zabaleta takes a tumble after a barge from Huddlestone.
Again the referee says no but that was a foul.
29 mins: Adebayor takes a dive in front of Zabaleta but gets the free kick and a booking for the Argentinian. The free kick is floated in and Bale heads wide of the post.
27 mins: Kyle Walker is booked for a late challenge on Kolarov but the free kick comes to nothing and then Zabaleta steams in on Adebayor and the pair exchange angry words in the aftermath.
25 mins: Chance! Adebayor
goes on a marauding run down the left, cuts in before laying the ball
off for Huddlestone whose shot whistles millimetres past the post. Spurs
now on top after City's strong start.
24 mins: City
denied a penalty after Aguero claims Gallas handled inside the area.
The French defender was very close to the ball but his arm is sticking
out. I've seen them given. Referee Michael Oliver couldn't see it due to
Huddlestone being in the way.
21 mins: Aaron
Lennon does win a free kick on the right wing however when Aguero
slides in. Huddlestone sends the ball in and Caulker heads home through
the hands of Hart. The England keeper must do better but that's another
goal conceded from a set piece by City.
GOAL! MAN CITY 0 TOTTENHAM 1
Dropped: Mario Balotelli is in the stands as his team-mates take on Tottenham
19 mins: Vertonghen does love getting up that left wing and he wins a corner. Spurs have claims for a penalty when Adebayor takes a tumble but nothing doing from the referee.
17 mins: Caulker's header is deflected over for another set piece but this time the ball is cleared and City win a free kick of their own.
15 mins: Gareth Bale has been quiet so far but will be hoping to have success against Pablo Zabaleta. He wins a free kick on the left and Spurs win a corner from the ball in.
13 mins: Tom Huddlestone gives away a free kick 30 yards from goal. Kolarov drives the ball in but Brad Friedel was barely troubled. Wasteful from the Serbian.
11 mins: City win the first corner of the match but Nastasic can't quite get his head to Kolarov's ball in.
10 mins: Aguero breaks clear but can't quite get on the end of Clichy's ball in. Had he done so, he was in on goal.
Back again: Emmanuel Adebayor (centre) started for Tottenham against his old side
9 mins: Having said that, the visitors are yet to get a foothold in the game. David Silva on the otherhand looks lively but his through ball is just too heavy.
7 mins: Tottenham are of course looking to complete the Manchester double after beating United at Old Trafford earlier in the season. And Spurs have been better on the road than at White Hart Lane this season.
5 mins: Yaya Toure is playing more defensively this afternoon which is a disappointment. There are few better sights in football than the Ivorian galloping forward.
3 mins: City are on the front foot with Gareth Barry controlling play from the midfield. The home side haven't quite been able to find the penetrating pass yet though.
1 min: Adebayor has been asked to change/remove the tape from his socks it's a different colour. Heaven help us…
1 min: Here we go…
1.30pm: A minute's silence is impeccably held, as you would expect and kick off is imminent
1.25pm: Kick off is just five minutes away. I'm going to plump for a 2-2 draw in this one. There must be goals, mustn't there
1.20pm: In other news, we friendly people at Sportsmail would like to wish City midfielder Abdul Razak a happy birthday.
He is 20 today and is on the bench this afternoon.
What odds he can crack open the champagne as the matchwinner Long, I would have thought.
1.15pm: The official line on Balotelli is that he has not been selected, or on bench, purely for football reasons – no injury.
Is he heading out in January
1.10pm: Andre Villas-Boas has been talking about his decision to go with Adebayor up front:
'It's for the strategy of the game,' he said. 'Jermain's performances hve been immense but we are going for another strategy.
'We want to have more possession and control the game. i spoke to Jermain but it's for the benefit of the team today.'
1pm: One player hoping to find the net this afternoon is Carlos Tevez who has been mouthing off about everything and anything today. Read his views on Gary Neville and Graeme Souness here.
12.55pm: City and Spurs get underway in just over half an hour while at 3pm, Newcastle host West Ham and an hour after that, Liverpool travel to Chelsea.
12.50pm: For City, David Silva returns after a five-match absence with a hamstring injury.
His introduction for Samir Nasri, plus Aleksandar Kolarov for Javi Garcia were the two changes to the side that failed to overcome Ajax on Tuesday.
Mario Balotelli is not even on the bench
12.45pm: The headline news from Manchester is that Jermain Defoe has been dropped despite scoring a hat-trick in midweek against Maribor in the Europa League. Emmanuel Adebayor starts up front on his own against his former side.
12.40pm: The teams are in from the Etihad:
Manchester City: Hart, Zabaleta, Kompany, Nastasic, Clichy, Y Toure, Barry, Kolarov, Silva, Tevez, Aguero
Subs: Pantilimon, Maicon, Dzeko, Sinclair, Javi Garcia, Toure, Razak.
Tottenham: Friedel, Walker, Caulker, Gallas, Vertonghen, Sandro, Huddlestone, Lennon, Dempsey, Bale, Adebayor
Subs: Lloris, Naughton, Defoe, Dawson, Sigurdsson, Livermore, Carroll.
12.30pm: Welcome to Sportsmail's coverage of today's mouthwatering Premier League triple header.
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