PREMIER LEAGUE LIVE: Follow the action from around the grounds as it happens
Follow Sportsmail”s coverage of the Barclays Premier League as Saturday”s action kicks off with five fixtures at 3pm featuring a few sides with relegation worries. The games include Blackburn v West Brom, Everton v Norwich, Fulham v Bolton, Newcastle v Swansea and Wolves v Stoke.
Blackburn 0 West Brom 0
Everton 0 Norwich 1
Fulham 2 Bolton 0
Newcastle 0 Swansea 0
Wolves 1 Stoke 0
4.03pm: The action is back under way…
HALF-TIME: Blackburn 0 West Brom 0; Everton 0 Norwich 1; Newcastle 0 Swansea 0; Wolves 1 Stoke 0; Fulham 2 Bolton 0
3.55pm: The story of the day so far is a potential shock on the cards at Goodison Park… though the way Norwich and Everton have been faring recently, it wouldn”t be that much of a shock if the Canaries held out. Grant Holt, their goalscorer, is lucky to be on the pitch though after a flailing elbow. Bolton woes continue as Fulham score twice in 66 seconds… that one looks as good as over. Wolves lead a tight game against Stoke after a stone-wall penalty was converted by Stephen Hunt. In the two goalless games, West Brom and Newcastle have looked the most likely to make something happen.
Double trouble: Clint Dempsey (below, right) and Bryan Ruiz (above) scored just 66 seconds apart for Fulham
3.45pm: Grant Holt is very lucky to not to see red after an elbow at Goodison Park.
3.44pm: Michel Vorm is having a decent game in goal for Swansea, who are being dominated by Newcastle at St James” Park… but it”s still 0-0.
3.40pm: Norwich have spurned a good opportunity to go 2-0 up at Everton after Wes Hoolahan and Andrew Surman failed to finish after Phil Neville”s error.
Opener: Stephen Hunt celebrates his strike for Wolves
GOALS! Fulham 2 Bolton 0: Dempsey 32 mins, Ruiz 34 mins
Two goals in two minutes at Craven Cottage. First, Clint Dempsey headed home Bryan Ruiz”s cross, then the Costa Rican ran through and delicately chipped Jussi Jaaskelainen. Is time running out for Owen Coyle
3.31pm: As things stand Norwich would move up to the dizzy heights of eighth place, leapfrogging Stoke and Aston Villa.
GOAL! Everton 0 Norwich 1: Holt 28 mins
Norwich have taken the lead against the run of play at the Goodison after a fine finish from captain Grant Holt.
3.25pm: Newcastle are on top at St James” Park, Leon Best has just hit the post.
3.19pm: Woodgate has been substituted by Tony Pulis already after a nightmare start to the game.
GOAL! Wolves 1 Stoke 0: Hunt (pen)
We have our first Premier League goal of the afternoon… Stephen Hunt buries the penalty after Matt Jarvis was brought down by Jonathan Woodgate, who was lucky not to pick up his second yellow.
3.15pm: Meanwhile, down in the Championship, Brighton are down to nine men after just 15 minutes against Burnley.
Red mist: Brighton had two players sent off early on against Burnley
3.13pm: West Brom have started the brighter at Ewood Park, crucial day, this, for Steve Kean”s side.
3.05pm: Still no goals in the Premier League. Everton have started brightly at Goodison and Marouane Fellaini has stung John Ruddy”s fingertips already.
Early chance: John Ruddy saves fr4om Marouane Fellaini
3pm: We”re underway…
Tribute: Gary Speed”s mum and son with Alan Shearer and John Carver at St James” Park
2.50pm: So, we”re all set for an intriguing set of matches in the middle and at the bottom of the Premier League. Norwich and Swansea have both made strong starts to the season but face tough away trips today. Were they to lose then the likes of Blackburn, Everton, Fulham and Wolves will have a chance to suck them into the relegation scrap if they can pick up home wins. We have a relatively local tie between Wolves and Stoke and have two managers in trouble desperately looking for a win in the shape of Blackburn boss Steve Kean and Bolton manager Owen Coyle.
2.45pm: And finally, the Blackburn and West Brom teams are in…
Blackburn: Robinson, Samba, Pedersen, Dann, Lowe, Dunn, Formica, Nzonzi, Vukcevic, Rochina, Yakubu. Subs: Bunn, Hanley, Henley, Petrovic, Blackman, Goodwillie, Roberts.
West Brom: Foster, Olsson, Reid, Shorey, McAuley, Morrison, Brunt, Mulumbu, Scharner, Long, Odemwingie. Subs: Fulop, Dawson, Jones, Tamas, Thomas, Dorrans, Cox.
Referee: Mark Clattenburg
2.40pm: Wolves v Stoke…
Wolves: Hennessey, Zubar, Johnson, Berra, Ward, Jarvis, Milijas, Henry, Hunt, Fletcher, Doyle. Subs: De Vries, Elokobi, Stearman, Ebanks-Blake, Hammill, Guedioura, Forde.
Stoke: Sorensen, Woodgate, Huth, Shawcross, Wilson, Shotton, Whitehead, Whelan, Etherington, Crouch, Walters. Subs: Begovic, Jones, Fuller, Pennant, Upson, Jerome, Palacios.
Referee: Anthony Taylor (Cheshire)
2.35pm: Newcastle and Swansea up next…
Newcastle: Krul, Simpson, Perch, Coloccini, Santon, Obertan, Cabaye, Tiote, Gutierrez, Best, Ba. Subs: Harper, Williamson, Ben Arfa, Abeid, Shola Ameobi, Sammy Ameobi, Vuckic.
Swansea: Vorm, Richards, Williams, Caulker, Taylor, Routledge, Gower, Britton, Sinclair, Allen, Graham. Subs: Tremmel, Dyer, Dobbie, Monk, Lita, Moore, Agustien.
Referee: Lee Mason (Lancashire)
2.25pm: The Fulham and Bolton teams are in… No Zamora for the Cottagers today, he”s got a knee injury.
Fulham: Stockdale, Baird, Senderos, Hangeland, John Arne Riise, Ruiz, Murphy, Etuhu, Dempsey, Johnson, Dembele. Subs: Etheridge, Kelly, Orlando Sa, Gecov, Duff, Hughes, Frei.
Bolton: Jaaskelainen, Boyata, Cahill, Knight, Alonso, Mark Davies, Muamba, Reo-Coker, Pratley, Kevin Davies, Klasnic. Subs: Bogdan, Steinsson, Robinson, Eagles, Sanli, Petrov, Ngog.
Referee: Chris Foy (Merseyside)
2.20pm: The team news is starting to filter in, first up it”s Everton and Norwich:
Everton: Howard; Hibbert, Heitinga, Jagielka, Baines; Gueye, Neville, Fellaini, Osman; Cahill; Saha. Subs: Mucha, Bilyaletdinov, Drenthe, Stracqualursi, Distin, Rodwell, McAleny.
Norwich: Ruddy; Naughton, Martin, Whitbread, Tierney; Crofts, Fox, Hoolahan, Surman; Morison, Holt. Subs: Rudd, Johnson, Jackson, Pilkington, Bennett, Barnett, Wilbraham.
Referee: Lee Probert (Wiltshire)
Back to winning ways Newcastle have lost three out of their last four games