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Hello and welcome to the first midweek Match of the Day of this
season and it is well worth staying up for. Ten Premier League games on
the way. Alan Shearer and Phil Neville ready to get stuck in. We
start at the Riverside. No team has scored fewer goals than his lot, no
team has scored more goals than his plot.
COMMENTATOR: Simon Mignolet is back for Premier Liverpool, playing his
first Premier League game for months. Alvaro Negredo is fit again.
Traore back into service. Klavan partners Dejan Lovren for the first
time since they beat Burnley. Negredo did well, and now here is
Traore to run Adam Milner. Milner showed it wide, and then pushed into
him. Didn't need to make the foul, there was cover already there. In
towards Gibson. Mignolet had to save. Some concern on the Liverpool
bench that Gibson was allowed to win it. Milner has got forward again on
the left-hand side. Aimed at Origi. Seen by Forshaw, working hard for
Middlesbrough. Here is Mane. On the half term, back to Mane. Clayton got
a vital challenge in. Dangerous play by Traore on the edge of his own
penalty area, twisting inside, getting caught. He thought he was
fouled, the referee having none of it. Look how quickly Middlesbrough
close any kind of space. Lallana into Mane, sees the run of Clyne.
The keeper thought about coming, didn't, and Lallana heads Liverpool
ahead. 28 minutes gone. It's his best scoring season now from
Liverpool. Patience pays off. Too much space for Clyne, and should the
keeper have come, should he have stayed? Caught in no man's land.
Lallana arriving at the far post, nodded in. Soft goal from
Middlesbrough's point of view. Mane. Middlesbrough have steadied
themselves. Negredo in the middle. Good save from Minera, might have
been anticipating the cross, stepped across, good, strong hand, good
goalkeeping. Here is Chambers. It's a Middlesbrough free kick. No real
need to commit the foul, because they had numbers around Traore, he
was going nowhere. In comes the free kick, looking for Gibson. Out to
Clayton. Absolutely decked Lovren. He's smiling because it hit him in
the head, he claiming, in the face. His hands were down. Didn't hit him
in the face, more in the midriff. Barragan slips it to Traore. Negredo
in the middle. He looks for Fischer. Coming in behind is Forshaw! And
that's a good block again. West move of the game from Middlesbrough. The
pace of Traore, they need to get him on the ball. Off Lallana.
Origi. Here is Mane. Is this the Liverpool's second goal? It could be
so crucial. Off the post. And side netting. It did so well, carried it
into the box, hit the woodwork. Origi, from the rebound, put it
wide. 2-0 at half-time and it would have been game over, I think. Mane
has too much space from Chambers, could this be two? Couple of
opportunities, Mane, to put the game to bed.
Origi. To the dead-ball line, lifts the cross, cushioned header down,
Mane... He's missed another one. This was the first chance he had in
this second-half period, from a tight angle difficult chance, that.
And he was quickly smothered for the second opportunity. Three times now
Sadio Mane has had opportunities to seal the win.
Clyne. Firmino back in the middle. It comes to Mane, big shout from him
for handball by Chambers. And maybe Middlesbrough can break. Negredo
turned into Klavan. May have been offside. Firmino's ball, hit enter
Chambers, the arm is down by his side. Good decision from the
referee, that's not a penalty. Mane, Clyne. Mane, round the corner.
Lallana gave it back, the referee playing on, Origi! Good use of the
advantage rule, and Divock Origi gets a first goal in five games.
What they run he's on, and Liverpool have the crucial second goal.
Middlesbrough were pressing. Liverpool's play was controlled.
There was an attempt at the foul, the referee says plays on. Clipped
into Divock Origi. And he swept it in. Got gold side, and from close
range, using such fluid form, not going to miss from there. Liverpool
have had 70% of possession. Mane come skipping away, there. So much
pace. That was rather rudimentary from Gibson. Origi, it's Lallana,
it's another from Liverpool, and another good piece of refereeing.
Once again Jon Moss has allowed the play to go on and once again Lallana
has popped up with a vital goal. What a good season he is having.
This is where Gibson fouls his man. Play on. Origi with the cross, picks
his man, and Lallana shovelled it in. 3-0. Now can Mane get the goal
he craves? One of the most commanding away performances by any
Premier League side this season. All smiles for Liverpool. A really
professional job done on Middlesbrough tonight. The best kind
of defence is keep the ball. We did it much better second half. Finished
more often. We had a lot of opportunities in around the box.
Everybody around the stadium was thinking, OK, maybe find somebody
who shoots the ball. They were much better than us. They showed they are
a really good team. It's the first time we couldn't compete against one
team because they were really, really good. We tried our best. I
can't say anything about the players because my players have done an
amazing job at today was impossible because they were a brilliant team.
What has the manager done for you in tens of goal-scoring, because this
is your best season scoring for Liverpool? I don't think he's done
anything, really. I just feel like I'm arriving later and getting a few
more chances. But it's not about who scores the goals. Everyone in the
team has been chipping in so far this season. As long as we are
getting the three points that all I care about, really. STUDIO: Really
big game for Adam Levine. Looking at their last four games, they'd only
picked up five points, they needed something from this game. They did,
absolutely. The manager changed the goalkeeper, broad Mignolet back in
but that was not the story tonight, Adam Lallana was the story. They had
to win after recent results. Adam Lallana, six goals and six assists
this season. He's said he doesn't think the manager has changed his
game too much, I think he definitely has. He's certainly given him more
licence to roam and get forward. Look at him getting into these
positions, breaking his neck to get into the six yard box, hell of a
ball and a brilliant, brilliant header. The furthest man forward
here, no centre forward ahead of him. The vision, he has a look to
pick out Origi and puts it on a plate for him. Did ball across and
good finish. I said about him getting into the box, you want is to
be involved, arms in the air, screaming for it. Left footed
finish. He was brilliant tonight as he has been for the last part of the
season. Set it up nicely for the Merseyside derby against Everton at
the weekend. Middlesbrough have been tight at the back, only the second
time this season they've conceded three goals. Liverpool can do that
with their forward players and movement. The biggest concern is
scoring goals. The next game against Swansea, they have two show more
going forward and start scoring more goals. Swansea and Burnley to come
for Middlesbrough. To the Stadium Of Light where bottom of table
Sunderland faced a Chelsea side looking to strengthen their side
Ellie hold on top spot. A special moment for a five-year old cancer
sufferer before the game. Fulfilled his dream of scoring for Sunderland.
Perfect penalty past Asmir Begovic. COMMENTATOR: Used the words brave
and bright in football. Radley Lowry gives them real meaning. We wish him
and his family all the love in the world for the weeks and months
ahead. He is tonight's real star. Four Sunderland changes. Fabio
Borini plays for the first time since August against the club he
started with and that he has scored against the last four times he has
faced with Sunderland. In an ideal world David Moyes wouldn't be
bringing him back from his groin injury quite so soon. Two Chelsea
changes. Willian for Eden Hazard who is out with a knock to the knee.
Cesc Fabregas replaces Nemanja Matic against the club he scored against
four times for Arsenal, three goals coming at the Stadium Of Light.
Jones will beat Pedro to it comfortably. Jones with the cross.
Cross stroke shot. Wasn't far away from flying in. Bright, positive run
from the Sunderland full-back. There's a great noise around the
ground. Sunderland are rising to this.
Januzaj went to goal. Took up a lovely position. Well found by
Denayer. By the time he was ready to take on the shop he had three around
him. Fabregas. Pedro holds off Kirchhoff. Diego Costa is free here.
Able to take it. The flag is up. Saved by Pickford anyway. But the
goal would not have stood. All in a day's work for the 22-year-old.
Nipping in front of O'Shea. Willian to be right. Fabregas! Brilliantly
well taken. It's more or less the first clear sight of goal they've
been able to engineer. It all started with that miscued header
that allowed can take to knock it down to eight team-mate -- Kante. It
looked like it was on for Weir to score -- for Willian. You think that
the momentum is lost. Fabregas getting his first of the season in
the Premier League. 0- one. Superb control from Costa. He looks
like he was fouled just outside the box. John O'Shea tapped his ankle. A
booking for O'Shea. What a chance for Chelsea with what will be just
about the last kick of the half. Willian! Hitting the stanchion and
rocketing out towards the corner flag. It is the last kick of the
half. I don't think there has been a ball struck as hard as that all
half. Note changes made by either boss in the half-time interval -- no
changes. Up towards Defoe. On the right there is help, and there is
Januzaj! Saved by Courtois. Is the first time I've had to say that
tonight. Just about the first thing that Courtois has had to do.
A burst of pace from the Brazilian, Willian. A big deflection against
the bar. Pickford was beaten. It came off Djilobodji. Another day,
that goes under the bar. Losing concentration for a second, Kone.
Will it be costly because Diego Costa has given O'Shea the slip?
Really good run and a good save by Pickford. A way by Djilobodji. A
good bit of clearing work done by Djilobodji.
Moses beating Larsson. Moses' shot looks like it had beaten Pickford
too. Flashing past the post. David Luiz, he was just caught by
Januzaj has he played it forward. On both Chelsea with Willian. He's
going to go for goal. -- on goal Chelsea. Another one flashing past.
Chelsea might rue two or three attacks that have gone without
reward. There's devotion for you, a night off and he's still at the
game. It that or he gets discount on a Wednesday! -- either that. Defoe!
He managed to get across David Luiz and met the ball first. Bradley
staying just about the wake, write to the end. He's a fighter. Already
played a minute of those that have been added. In comes Moses with a
clattering. He took the ball, he didn't half go in at pace against a
van Aanholt. Chelsea will pull everybody back to defend this sev
Larsson free kick. Going to come for van Aanholt, who
hits it! What a save by Courtois. That could be a superstar that
preserves two points for Chelsea. Van Aanholt thought he'd snatched a
draw. Ten wins in a row for Antonio Conte's table topping Blues. Playing
such good football, such a top performance. We don't kill games
enough. It's a shame because the results may be don't show what
happened on the pitch. But we are satisfied, fantastic three points
and we'll keep going. We kept at it, there was always a chance we would
steal a goal. Two great saves, one from van Aanholt and one from
Januzaj. That what he's there to do and why everybody thinks so highly
of him. I'm pleased, we must continue in this way. Important not
to concede a goal. Creating the chance to score, to score a goal and
killed the game. Row the next game is a big game for
us and every game is a big one and Watford is a big game for us. I
prefer my players don't look at the table and be focused on the next
game in three days. It's against Crystal Palace. A tough game. We
must prepare very well to try to have a very good Christmas. I think
he will have a good Christmas, the Chelsea machine keeps rolling on.
Fabregas is interesting because he was out of the team for a while,
seven games without a minute, coming back against Manchester City and
another great performance. He scored the winning goal but in the free
games he's been involved in, setting up a goal for Costa against City,
became an against West Brom and had a hand in the goal and he played a
part today. Poor defending from Sunderland. Kone going to the
ground, out of the game, O'Shea out of the ground. Fabregas doesn't
blast it, he strokes it into the corner. The run from midfield, this
is what he is famous for and as the ball comes to him he uses the power
of the ball to stroke it into the corner. A class player who kept his
head down and waited for the right opportunity. Never been on the
losing side when he scores in the Premier League, which is impressive.
When a goalkeeper plays well over the course of the season, how many
points can they be worth to the team? 9-12 points in a season, eight
clean sheets in ten games now. When you consider that we've spoken a lot
about Costa, Hazard, and Pedro, rightly so, the man who hasn't had a
mention, Courtois, who played his part with two unbelievable saves at
the right time. Firstly from Januzaj, making himself big and
strong. Sticks out his left leg and that's a very good save and this one
is even better. Van Aanholt. Big strong hand to his right hand side.
And the goalkeeper can make big saves in important games and they
were two important ones. Ten straight wins, it's looking
relentless, isn't it? They're full of confidence, not disrupting the
site too much, when players are coming in you can't tell that they
are in there. It is so smooth for them, full of confidence and playing
great stuff. What about Sunderland, concerns? Massive concerns, I've
read that there is no money for them, it was the money that kept
them in the Premier League last year. I feel sorry for David Moyes
because these are the players he must go with until next season. You
know him well, what will he be like with these players? He knows that
they are who he will have to use. He will try to get every bit of energy,
quality and effort and I think he's doing that tonight, they competed
well. If either chance had gone in they would have had a good result
but they need to add some quality. Two down, eight to go.
Manchester United were at saltires Park to face Crystal Palace for the
first time since last season's FA Cup Final -- Selhurst Park. Simon
Brotherton was in attendance. Fabbrini starting for Palace for the
first time tonight and signing in September. Puncheon is suspended,
Cabaye and Lee Chung-Yong coming in. Bailly is back for United after
recovering from a knee injury, his first start in seven other half
weeks. Rooney: Mata and then starting with empty theory and --
with empty Atari United haven't won in London in the
league since the start of last season. Mata letting it run, taking
the return from Rooney! Just looping over the top of the bar. Nice
approach from Manchester United. Little dummy initially from Mata,
Rooney going into the match one goal short of Sir Bobby Charlton's
all-time club record of 249. Mata chasing.
Pogba chipping it to Rooney with the shot, bringing the save from Wayne
Hennessey. Manchester United's best effort so far. And a chance for
Wayne Rooney, created by Paul Pogba with the delicate chip. Wayne Rooney
first time and Hennessey scrambling interaction to push the ball behind.
James McCarthy now. Zaha, getting away from Carrick. Chance to run at
the Manchester United defence. He's been fouled by Rojo, I think. Rojo
is quick to protest his innocence. It's a yellow card. Zaha really
posing a threat racing forward and Rojo went diving in. He's got to be
careful, going in two-footed. He did it against Everton and was lucky to
get away with it. Cabaye with the delivery for Crystal Palace, nearly
onto the head of Ben Tackie and McCarthy was on the far post --
Benteke. Ferreira with the shot, blocked by Delaney. Flamini, as far
as Rooney. United camp in the Crystal Palace half of the field.
Carrick with the ball into Pogba, great shot blocked by Hennessey.
Lovely technique, straight at the keeper as Blind sends the ball in
again. Mata on the far post and it's behind for the goalkick. Wayne
Hennessey called into action for the second time in this half. Great
technique by Pogba, hitting it straight and true, first time. Blind
getting the free kick for the challenge by Martin Kelly. Yellow
card as well for the Palace full-back. Just plain one minute of
added time at the end of this half. -- just playing. Given the goals
they've been conceding recently, Palace would be happy to go in
goalless at half-time. But they won't go in gold is because Paul
Pogba has disbursed it into the back of the net in stoppage time at the
end of the first half -- they won't go in goal less. Was Pogba onside?
It's a close call, Martin Kelly was the closest defender. The flag stays
down and United have the lead. Was there the handball from Ibrahimovic
maybe? Sending the ball goalwards and Paul Pogba putting it into the
back of the net. Palace are looking to make a good start to the second
half. Deep ball and Ben Tackie -- Ben
the best we've seen from Crystal Palace. Joe Ledley merely making an
immediate impact having just come off the bench at the start of the
second half. Palace struggling to really do anything positive with the
ball at the moment. Stringing a few passes together, which they
struggled to do in the first half. Struggling to hurt Manchester
United. Can they do so now, McArthur with the shot? Great save by De Gea,
finally called into action. It has taken one hour but this was a great
shot and an excellent save. Joel Ward sending it in again. Pogba is
back helping out, the man who scored the goal. A bit more drive about
Palace here. Ward has done well, lovely ball, great chance for
McArthur! 1-1, Crystal Palace right back in it. Beautifully worked goal.
All too playful 25 minutes to go. -- all to play for with 25 minutes.
This is Ledley involved initially, Joel Ward as well. Look at the patch
from Delaney, and the chance was buried by McArthur. Lovely goal from
Palace's point of view. James McCarthy has his fifth of the season
and didn't he take it well? 1-1. Here comes Wayne Rooney now for
Manchester United. Rooney brings a save from Hennessy. Manchester
United almost firing back straightaway. Stung into action.
Rooney, remember, looking for that record equalling goal. And it was a
good effort as well. This incident off the ball here as Zlatan
Ibrahimovic goes for the ball, looks as though he elbows Cabaye just
before Wayne Rooney has this shot. What will Manchester United do with
this one? Away by Cabaye. United claiming handball, they are all
around the referee. Craig Poulsen completely surrounded there for a
few moments. Here it is as the ball comes into the penalty area. Looks
like a handball by Joe Ledley. Rojo gets up well, far post. The flag has
gone up, it won't count. Mata thinks he's scored. As the ball comes over,
Mata looks as though he's onside. So, Manchester United unhappy about
two decisions. Frustrating night potentially for Jose Mourinho and
for Manchester United. Ibrahimovic now, has Manchester United threaten
again, sliding it into Jesse Lingard. Good save by Wayne
Hennessey. It's a lovely piece of play from Ibrahimovic, there just to
delicately flicked the ball forward. Good save by Hennessy. That's a
lovely turn. Into Ibrahimovic! Ooh, what a brilliant goal. A world-class
finish. From a world-class player. And Manchester United might just
have won this game with a little over two minutes remaining. And
Manchester United moving from one end of the pitch to the other in
double quick time. Excellent play from Pogba, here, no hint of
offside. Great finish from Ibrahimovic. Angle closing all the
time. Mattered not. Zlatan Ibrahimovic, over Wayne Hennessey,
and in off the far post. We played very well. We played very, very
well, so that's a big evolution. But people sometimes forget about good
performances and focus on results. And results are the ones that built
the table. And the table is there. And playing so well we are still
six, so we need points. We'd done a little bit better second half and
created a few good situations. They've got some quality players and
unfortunately we've been undone right at the end by two of the best.
It was calling really because my team gave me everything tonight, I
couldn't ask for more. I spoke a lot during the first period of the
season. I think I learned how to cope with it. So now I'm calm. I sit
on the bench. I try not to show any kind of emotion. And I'm just happy
with the victory. But even if we don't win this match I'll be the
same, happy with the player 's performance. STUDIO: Let me explain
what it is like watching with these two, because both of you were
shouting at the television quite a bit. Bad decisions are affected both
sides. Not the greatest night for the referee. Craig Paulson, and the
other officials, look away now, you've had an absolute nightmare.
For five big, big decisions to make, and you got every single one wrong.
First it is handball from Ibrahimovic, and its offside from
Pogba, shouldn't have stood. Neither the referee nor his assistant spots
anything. Handball, offside into Pogba. Poor defending in the first
place but it should not have stood. This should have been a red card
from Rojo. He got away with it against Everton and he got away with
it here. I don't know who is telling him to tackle like that but he is so
fortunate. And that should change the game completely. Ball into the
box, Ledley, from a corner, clear handball as you are likely to see.
How on earth the referee doesn't see that. Watch the reaction from the
United players. Every single one of them is straight at the referee, and
that should have been a penalty as well. Good header from Rojo at the
far post. And that's given offside. That is not offside. For five big
decisions. He's got every single one of them wrong. You could tell his
confidence was shot to pieces. Hopefully he's still travelling. It
doesn't read very well. In terms of confidence, a fellow playing up
front for Manchester United who has it in bucket loads and tonight a
crucial goal. 35 years of age, playing every week, 90 minutes. 14
goals this season he has. And Pogba, who had some brilliant moments,
weighted pass and turn into Ibrahimovic, but the finish just
delightful. Ready and play from Pogba. He looks up, from a tight
angle, not only to get over the goalkeeper but in off the post. Why
is that such a good finish? He has a quick look, he picks his spot, and
he lifted over the goalkeeper. With his left foot he has the ability to
do that. The chance in the last few minutes of the game was just sublime
stubborn you talk about sport science, you talk about they can
only play one game in a week, this guy plays every minute of every game
they play. He travels to Russia, comes back, plays. Phenomenal.
World-class. 35 years of age. You've dropped the world-class bomb. That's
what world-class players do, they want to play every minute, they
don't want resting. Let's look at this world-class, Messi, renowned,
Suarez, is he the same as those? He was world-class. Was and is is the
same thing. Crystal Palace have not played well in recent weeks. The
goal was brilliant this evening. Impact is they were OK. They scored
a brilliant goal, better organised, played with good spirit. They have
Chelsea on Saturday. They need to stop conceding silly goals,
particularly from set pieces. Been saying that for a while about
Crystal Palace. That it was a lot better. Do you think you will regret
the world-class comment? I stick by it. Two wins in eight games for
Spurs, Hull came to White Hart Lane. COMMENTATOR: Spurs make two changes
to the team that lost at Manchester United. They include only a fifth
Premier League start for the club for record signing Moussa Sissoko as
Son drops to the bench. Hull name the side that drew with Crystal
Palace. They are led by Michael Dawson, returning to the club where
he played 324 times. Huddlestone and Livermore also faced their former
team. Only Bournemouth and Manchester United last time out have
stopped Spurs scoring in the last 25 Premier League games. Dawson in
ahead of Kane, Eric is onto it. Cissokho arriving as well as Dele
Alli. Won't reach either of them. Huddlestone was the covering player,
and he needed to be. Danger still not averted. Sissoko trying to curl
one. Couldn't quite get his angles right. That was potentially
dangerous for Hull. Vertonghen looking for Rose, Elmohamady has got
to be quick. Got back, the Egyptian, but Rose teed it up for Eriksen.
Less than 40 minutes gone, and Christian Eriksen has his fourth
goal in four games. And Spurs have the lead. That was all about the
pace and the power of Danny Rose. He made the run, there. Fouled by
Vertonghen. From that moment on Elmohamady was struggling. He had
the composure, turned inside, and that was an invitation that Eriksen
was always going to accept. His fourth Premier League goal of the
season. And Hull are behind inside quarter of an hour. Dele Alli. We
sent Spurs are in the mood, here. Good strike. They've got to get
closer to him in that kind of area. Mauricio Pochettino has only lost
nine of 45 Premier League home games in charge of Tottenham. Certainly in
charge of this one. Huddlestone has lost out, dangerous for Hull again.
Kane, Wanyama. Wasn't strong enough for Rose. Now Hull can try and
charge. Livermore to Diomande. And Livermore again. Straight at Lloris
in the end. A little more positive. Had a look, the former Spurs
midfielder. Save you would expect a goalkeeper of Hugo Lloris's calibre
to make comfortable, which indeed he did. Patients from Hull. Livermore,
Clucas. Good ball, good try from Livermore. Well, they were almost
rewarded for their patience, here. Lloris wasn't sure it was going wide
and he had to make sure. No flag. Dele Alli onside. Good stop from
Marshall. Well, Hull switched off, there, and Dele Alli almost made
them pay. Points to where he wants it, he's definitely onside. Then the
snapshot brought out the excellent reflex from David Marshall. Kane.
Vertonghen takes over, he's away from Huddlestone, he's got a
shooting opportunity, and he's still going. How many does he want to
beat? In the end blocked by Dawson. The referee's whistle has gone. Dele
Alli has put it in the back of the net, it won't count. Terrific run
initially from the defender. Just couldn't find the room to shoot in
the end. When he did Dawson was equal to it. Brave and crucial
block. Kane has had the vision to find Eriksen. Was that a clumsy
challenge? The referee didn't think so. Spurs did. But Hull can break.
Diomande being chased by Walker, he's got a player over. Livermore.
Ooh, and he did as well. It's come back to Livermore. What a save from
Lloris with his feet. Spurs are furious because they felt they
should have had a free kick at one end. But they are thankful for their
captain at the other. It came back quickly. At full stretch Lloris was
able to keep it out. Spurs had a case, you can understand their
frustration. Mauricio Pochettino is still having a conversation with the
fourth official, Roger East. Dier. That's for Walker to chase. And he
is onto it, Kyle Walker. In four Eriksen. Two for Eriksen, two for
Tottenham, relief around White Hart Lane. The pace and power of Walker
the problem here. And then he put it on a plate for the Danish
international. That's that clear daylight that Spurs have been after.
63 minutes gone. He prevented it from being 1-1,
moments later it is 2-0. Wanyama. Rose. Just too crowded in the end,
but he was caught, Danny Crow. -- Danny Rose. Ponzi from Dawson. He
fancies this. Here he comes, then, Eriksen. Followed in by Wanyama. His
team have got the third goal and Spurs surely have the three points.
Wonderful attempt from Eriksen. Clawed away by Marshall and then the
rebound simple one for Victor Wanyama. Marshall did well to keep
out Eriksson, he could do nothing about Wanyama. Back off the post.
The Kenyan captain couldn't miss. Seventh scoreless game of the season
for Hull. Sissoko. Son on ahead of him. Eriksen wants it as well. Here
is Eriksen. Once room for the shot. Understandably it's on Eriksen's
mind, she's never scored a hat-trick in club football. For a second he
thought it might have slipped through. So close to the hat-trick,
did you think it might have slipped in?
Unluckily, the keeper saved it but Peter scored. We've come here with a
fabulous attitude today, to come and play against Tottenham. These
players have wanted to play in these stadiums for a long time. They come
here, moving the ball around well, defending well in those moments.
We've restricted their attempts. OK, we didn't have the position that
they had. But at a certain time in the game we were more than value for
money. I think it was a game that we dominated. Fully deserved. I think
the most important thing is the three points. To be close to the top
four. At this moment in time I want a happy, Merry Christmas, lots of
presents and hopefully going into the New Year we got a few additions.
Talking about Mike Phelan's Hull in a moment but you criticise Tottenham
at the weekend for a lack of creativity. One man provided a lot
against Hull. I was quite critical because I thought in the final third
they were relying on Harry Kane to produce the moments of magic. This
was after 30 passes, fantastic. Eriksen has had a disappointing
start to the season but has started finding form. We know that he likes
to come in off the sides and play in the holes where it's so difficult.
This is the goal, Kyle Walker down the right-hand side. Ghosting into
the box. Five goals in four. This could have been his hat-trick.
Fantastic save by David Marshall. Wanyama follows in. Spurs need the
likes of Lamela, Eriksen Ammar Son and Dele Alli to provide more for
the team, the little holes that they play in to give Harry Kane more
help. From the Hull perspective, on the spectrum of trouble, where are
they? In big trouble. Seven points after four games, they've got 12 now
after 16, the worst defensive record in the league, 35 goals conceded.
Phil was talking about Sunderland struggling to recruit. What about a
big January four Hull and Mike Phelan? I don't think he has
problems with the attitude, it is the quality. They go into the game
and I don't think that Spurs had to get out of second gear. Attitude is
fine, it is quality. After climbing off the bottom with victory over
Sunderland, Swansea were in action against West Brom who were chasing
three wins in a row. After naming the same team for five games in a
row, Tony Pulis is forced to make two alterations, Jonas Olsson
replacing Evans who has picked up a calf injury and Chadli making his
first start in seven weeks. Craig Dawson suspended so Chris Brunt
drops to full-back. Montero comes in for Swansea, Faro hasn't trained
because of illness -- Barrow. Swansea were delayed and only
arrived 75 minutes before kick-off. Chadli for West if he can keep it
in, and he can. Brilliant, away from Taylor, what is the cross like?
Turned behind his own goal by Mawson. Goal kick has been given.
What about this from Chadli? Not just that, skating away from the
committed Taylor as well. Swansea are the team to watch if you want to
see goals at the moment, an aggregate of 17 in three games. West
Brom turning on the style here too in recent weeks, four against
Burnley and three against Watford. They goalless draw looks like a slim
prospect tonight. In troubled there, Nyom going forward with purpose.
Advantage by the referee, through to bond on. Fabulous save from
Fabianski -- Rondon. Having the chance to weigh up the options and
it's safely gathered by Fabianski. Wonderful run by Nyom. Chadli's
vision, Rondon was clearly onside and Fabianski was quickly out to
smother. Montero away from Philips. The cross is awkward for brand! He
nearly put it past his own goalkeeper. -- for Brunt. Phillips
crossing it into the area and asking who's going to get on the end of it.
Chadli, getting past Fulton. He tripped him. Chadli has been out of
first team action for some time and is bound to be a bit rusty. A decent
delivery from a set piece could break it up and it is, Salomon
Rondon with the goal. Phillips with the delivery. Rondon with his fifth
of the season. Four minutes after the restart. Salomon Rondon knocks
them in front. On side, Llorente playing him on. Finding a bit of
space. He's left well alone, seven yards out, he's not going to miss
that. Quality delivery from Philips. West Bromwich haven't lost this
season when the Venezuelan has scored. Rondon looking for space and
finding Brunt. Phillips just holding back for a moment. Rondon with his
arm raised in the penalty area, Brunt trying to find him. He might
have done, Rondon! It's two. As easy as that. And that might well do it.
Rondon started the move, nudged on by Brunt and then Morrison took
over. Just look at Rondon there, with his arm up, two defenders close
to him but both of them switched off when the cross came in and that's as
easy as it gets for Salomon Rondon. Two endorsement for him -- two in
two for him and surely there is no way back for Swansea, away from
home. They've only ever scored twice in one away game this season.
Salomon Rondon has never scored a hat-trick for West Brom. He might do
it tonight. Sigurdsson somehow keeping his foot in, Phillips.
Getting away from Fulton now. Running at Mawson.
Can run to find Rondon again? He can! He's scored again! The
Venezuelan has a hat-trick. Almost a carbon copy of the goalkeeper to
weigh two minutes ago -- of the goal he put away. Brunt whipping in the
cross and Rondon finding space and finding the net. Phillips with the
legwork. Leaving defenders in his wake. But then had the common-sense
to slow it down, waiting for Brunt, who had much time and space. He's
always been able to pick out a decent cross, they don't come much
better than that but it was a quality finish from Salomon Rondon.
Into the far corner, Fabianski has no chance whatsoever. What a
capitulation by Bob Bratina's men. Rondon's hat-trick in 13 minutes and
26 seconds -- Bob Bradley. Under the American Swansea have conceded 15
goals in four and a bit games. Still a chance, Foster with the
save, Routledge 's there and Swansea have a goal back. Is it too little,
too late? The burst of pace from Barrow. The touch he was clever.
Foster came out and spread himself but the bounce favoured Swansea. No
clean sheet for Tony Pulis. Is there a grandstand recovery for Swansea?
Getting the lucky bounce off Brunt. What a save, Foster. Sigurdsson got
his shot in. McAuley was so close to scoring the own goal. And Ben Foster
with magnificent reflexes, sparing his blushes. First hat-trick for
Salman Munn Don in English football, free headers and three wonderful
balls in. -- Salomon Rondon. He's still got to finish them, three
fantastic headers. We are pleased for him but I'm pleased for the
group as well, the first 45 minutes we had to dig deep and get ourselves
moving and almost boiled the engine, it wasn't coming through as quickly
as we would hope. We have a hard game on Saturday against Manchester
United. We must dust the players down. We know what needs to be done,
we have made improvements but we need more consistent performances
and more resilient is that you get on the road, to win games in the
Premier League. You find ways to hang in, fight through tough periods
of the game and ultimately take points by making sure you don't
concede when maybe you're under pressure. I managed few chances in
the half but I stayed positive, Caradon, and a hat-trick. A big
smile, you loved watching him. -- carried on. You said it was the
perfect hat-trick. His first ever Premier League hat-trick, it took 13
minutes and three perfect headers. I wasn't eulogising over them and the
crosses were superb, the first one was from Philips and this one was
from Brunt. Bang, the keeper has no chance. The power, the accuracy to
get it back where it came from. Another brilliant ball from Chris
Brunt, with the get in, get on the end of it, full of confidence,
thanks very much. Superb, loved watching him. I offered him the line
that he rose like a Salomon but he turned it down! Looking good, West
Brom and playing lovely football. Wonderful season, scoring more goals
than ranchers to United, everybody says Tony Pulis is boring but they
are playing well -- than Manchester United. What about the opposition?
We've seen Hull, Sunderland, Swansea, borough and Palace losing.
You also have concerns for Swansea? I do, I look at the teams who are
down there, I would feel for all of them. Confidence is low in the teams
and I think they're in big trouble as well. You are guaranteed goals,
watching Swansea. That's one thing you can say, they can score goals
but they have a soft centre, Bob Bradley said that they have to keep
clean sheets and be hard to beat. One other player in the Premier
League to score a headed hat-trick? Big Dunc. That's right, have you
been looking at my seat? Manchester City have lost ground -- at might
sheet. Watford have never lost a Premier League game on a Wednesday.
COMMENTATOR: Melita as extols in 13 starts -- Moli toe. Mostly playing
wide. -- Nolito. He is the backbone of the City attack. Otamendi is back
in the centre of defence from which John Stones is missing. Jerome
Sinclair makes a full Premier League debut and his first start for
Watford since joining them from Liverpool in the summer. Okaka is
out with a hamstring injury. David Silva. Beautifully left by the
brine. Raheem Sterling, saved by Gomes. -- De Bruyne. Calm down, he's
telling his team. Good ball from Aboyne. -- from Kevin
de Bruyne. The angle was almost impossible.
Nolito taking it away from Sterling. Fired into the middle, Zabaleta
scores! Zabaleta finding space at the back post and finding the back
of the net. No one was marking the back door and Zabaleta sneaks in and
fires Manchester City in front. Good ball in from Kevin de Bruyne,
excellent finish by Zabaleta. Deadlock broken, 1-0. Just keeping
it in play. Good effort, that. Gomes got himself behind it. It was well
hit by Kevin de Bruyne, I think he was trying to catch the keeper by
surprise. Given away. Sterling. Is that a foul by a gala? Play on. --
by a karlo. Just about hang on, Watford. The
first time Yaya Toure... Rising shot, no deflection, it is a goal
kick. Better from Manchester City, really penning in the Watford.
The sting was taken off it by Sebastian Prodl. David Silva, back
to the -- back to de Bruyne. Almost caught
out Gomes, who should be doing better than that. Clichy. Good ball.
No -- Nolita through on goal. Here is Ighalo. Raheem Sterling, now.
Sterling weaving through, still going. Ooh, hit the bar. Great
change of pace from Raheem Sterling, lovely balance. The shot just
clipping the Watford crossbar. Deeney jumping, little glance to
Ighalo, who got there in front of Kolarov. Success, running at
Zabaleta. Blocked by Zabaleta, who suddenly has got his hands full.
It's a free kick to Watford, yellow card to Zabaleta. Free kick in a
pretty good position, too. Everyone back from Manchester City.
Not in towards Prodl. Excellent save. Flag up on this nearside. I
think the first shot would have counted from Etienne Capoue. Great
save from Claudio Bravo, who had had nothing to do, the city goalkeeper.
Capoue certainly got over the shot, good save from bravo. Killed in
beautifully. Ighalo! Ooh, massive chance for Watford. Great play by
Amrabat, and Ighalo, in last seasons form, would have this in the back of
the net. City have nicked it. They've got four against two. Do
heat sterling, David Silva. And that is the game.
Suddenly Watford were caught horribly short-handed. Prodl got
himself in trouble. Yaya Toure nicked in. Suddenly city were away.
Sterling, Silva, city gold. Running at Zuniga.
Trying to make an impression in the few moments of playing time that he
gets. Short to Sterling, back to Silva, wriggling through, getting
the shot away but saved by Gomes. Well, the two goal-scorers almost
combining to prise open Watford again. That the last action of a
game which won't live in the memory for all that long. But Pep Guardiola
will be very happy. 2-0. Which I to build and build our game through our
defence, our work without the ball. That is easy to do. To create is
more difficult. After that the good results are going to recover what we
are in for. Hard luck, you had a plan, and it almost worked for you.
TRANSLATION: We were not lucky because the chance for Ighalo, in my
opinion a draw would have been a fair result. As a full-back you go
into the game just thinking that you have to defend. This is the
principal for a defender, for a full-back. But then of course when
we got a chance to go forward, especially at the far post, where
sometimes nobody knows, and it's good to attack that space. And it
was a great cross by Kevin and it was a good finish, for a full-back.
STUDIO: Steve Wilson said in the commentary a game that will not live
long in the memory but just enough for city. It wasn't about the
performance, it was about getting the result, building confidence into
the next couple of games. They were not at their fluent best but they
did score some good goals. They played Nolito Centre forward and
this was great skill. Fantastic stand up to the far post. You don't
expect a full-back to be at the far post. Brilliant finish from
Zabaleta. Watford had this chance just in the second half, Ighalo,
cross from Amrabat and he should at least hit the target. City went
straight up the other end, scrap in midfield and Silva broke. Yaya
Toure, Sterling, fantastic pull-back, and Silva scores his
first goal since January in the Premier League. It wasn't
convincing, not pretty at times, and it was a real quiet atmosphere,
looked nervous, but an important three points. After the
embarrassment against Leicester, it was about winning, not how. His
methods and tactics have been questioned, Pep Guardiola, why are
you shaking your head? It's pathetic. That he is being
questioned? So soon in the season to question. We wanted Pep Guardiola to
come to England, now we are trying to destroy him. He did get off to a
great start but they have struggled of late. Some of his players are
finding it hard to understand what he wants from them. He's still
learning a hell of a lot about his players, chopping and changing every
single week. He hasn't found a system his players are comfortable
in. But we will find out a lot more in the next two or three games.
Arsenal and Liverpool, two of the three. Seven points behind Chelsea
and they cannot afford to go more. And Gundogan will miss that game and
plenty of others as well, you will be out for several months after
suffering knee ligament damage with that challenge. So sad, looks like
we will be out him for a long time, said Pep Guardiola. Two games Back
to back now, Stoke against Southampton but first West Ham
played host to Burnley who had picked up just one point and scored
one goal on the road this season. COMMENTATOR: Feels like it could be
a nervous night for West Ham fans, against love and Bill it has
basically said is must win, but his team bolstered by the return of Andy
Carroll, his first start in the Premier League since the opening
weekend of the season. Burnley go looking for that first away win in
positive fashion. Andrei Gray alongside Sam Vokes upfront. A
minute applause for Peter Braybrook who died after a short illness, one
of West Ham's great players. Randolph clears, looking for
Carroll, who uses physical attributes to hold onto the ball.
Now Payet. Lanzini. Carroll. Left-winger, Andy Carroll. Back to
Creswell. Nicely worked by West Ham. Noble looking for Antonio on the
stretch. Top scorer for West Ham so far this season but couldn't quite
get on the end of that. That's the best we've seen from West Ham so
far. Lanzini. Antonio on the run, here. And that will be a corner. For
West Ham. First corner of the game. Andy Carroll a man to aim at. A
cluster around the edge of the box. Drilled in by Payet. Winston Reid
immediately shouting for handball. Bobby Maggi equally quickly said no.
It definitely caught unarmed. It's always the question of whether it
was in an unnatural position. Carroll saw Creswell early. Find
him. Payet roles that into the path of Obie Yang. He has never scored
for West Ham, and strikes the outside of the post! Really sweet it
from Obiang. Keeper might argue he had it covered. Wonder what the
England manager makes of this so far. Creswell in space on the left.
Noble opts for Payet. Here is Payet. Great ball to Creswell. Ooh,
fantastic block from Matthew Lowton for Burnley because that was heading
for the bottom corner. Payet finds Lanzini this time. Payet again
dummies the pastor Creswell and it is deflected behind for a corner.
Really important defending by Matthew Lowton. Creswell hit it
well. Third corner for West Ham. Payet finds Noble, and Noble strikes
the woodwork again! Obiang first of all hits the post, then Mark Noble.
That deserved more. All of a sudden right at the end of the first half
the quality has lifted just a little. Antonio. Wins another corner
for West Ham. Pressure here from the home team. And the home fans
applauding their efforts. That clutch of West Ham players gathered
on the edge of the area. Payet floats one towards them. Carroll
wins the header. Beaten to it. And then the penalty is given! Right at
the end of the first half, Winston Reid was caught as he tried to put
away the rebound. And is this going to be the moment for West Ham, is
this going to be the night for West Ham? Andy Carroll crucially won the
first header. Heat and try to come and collect. Ben Mee court Winston
Reid, seemingly, as he went for the rebound. Here comes Noble. Heaton
saves, but on the rebound he tucks it away. Poor old Tom Heaton. A huge
sigh of relief for Mark Noble and West Ham have the lead in added time
at the end of the first half. And West Ham, well, you can see what
that means to the manager. Randolph's slice. Very messy at the
moment. Burnley free kick, then. So, Slaven Bilic might have something to
say about this if it ends up in the back of the West Ham net. Dropping
down and hooked wide. Very, very close to a Burnley equaliser. Would
have been a very clever finish from Sam Vokes. Just flicked the boot at
it. Sir Trevor Brooking taking in the action. Vokes. Looking for our
field. Nice first touch. Randolph got a touch and Vokes has headed
over the bar. What an opportunity for Burnley to find the equaliser.
And Sam Vokes knows he should have scored. Goal at his mercy. Can't
believe that he hasn't made it 1-1. Heaton looking for votes. That was a
hand, Winston Reid punched it. Yeah. The arm was up in the air to get
leveraged for the jump. But there's no argument with the decision and
this is definitely in shooting range for Burnley. Our field seems to be
lining this up. Here he comes. Through the wall. Great save by
Darren Randolph. Strong left arm at full stretch keeps West Ham's lead.
Randolph trying to seek out Antonio. Fletcher brings that down nicely.
Leaves it to Ayew. Ooh, Ayew almost opens his West Ham account with a
wonderfully inventive little chip and run into the area. Couldn't
quite find that final finish. Always curling away from the far post. It
was a very important game for us considering the situation. We were
talking about this game for a long time. Now we have again a massive
game on Saturday. I've just said to the boys, it
doesn't matter how you play when you are down here, you've just got to
win. Especially now, when you need points, I'd rather win than play
well. It's a shame that the game was decided on a poor refereeing
decision. I didn't see Tom Heaton complaining but you clearly feel he
was blocked? It goes against us. If he flails his arms around, the
referee probably gives it. If it's a free kick, it's a free kick. Mark
Hughes cited Southampton as the template for Stoke to follow over
his next 100 games. With two home matches this week his team could be
in the top half by Christmas, not bad after a poor start. Shawcross
returns from a calf injury, one of three changes, Jon Walters is
upfront and Glenn Whelan in midfield. Claude Puel making four
changes, among them Shane Long upfront. He is yet to score in the
league this season. Davis and Redmond return. This is Zach keery,
he has Allen inside him. -- Shaqiri. Forcing forced to turn it behind.
Always danger when he's on the ball, nearly catching Fraser Forster
flat-footed. Falling to Redmond. Three in the middle. This is Boufal,
quick feet from the Moroccan. Almost confused himself but he's won it
back and the referee says play on. He gets the shot away and Grant
makes the save. These actually lost it, picking the pockets of Whelan.
He likes to get a sight of goal. Positive start from the visiting
side, just lacking the cutting edge. Taking a tumble, Ward-Prowse. So
much talk about diving at the moment in the Premier League. Not sure why
he needed to go to the surface there. That is late from Arnautovic
and it was high. Now, Anthony Taylor has a decision to make. He's going
to have a word with his assistant on the far side, and it's a red card!
Arnautovic sent off and Stoke are down to ten men. Real drama at the
Bet365 Stadium. Arnautovic's challenge, Boufal going down and
Anthony Taylor issues a straight red card.
Martins Indi has gone down. The ball was in from Boufal. This is Shane
Long, Little elbow. It wasn't spotted by either the referee or his
assistance. So much to ponder for Mark Hughes. Certainly he'll have
some words for his players at half-time. A long trip for the fans
from the south coast ahead of Christmas. Redmond, a saved by
Grant. They'll take their time getting it away, through Shawcross.
Very calm when you've only got ten men. Shane Long skipping away from
Walters. It is all Southampton. Into the box, against Shawcross. Corner
Southampton. Not the busiest of nights but he was forced into the
save here. Near post and off the line, it appears, by Pieters.
Crucial intervention here from Erik Pieters. Didn't know much about it
but away to safety and the scores are still level. Martina getting the
return, decent ball in, van Dijk is up there. Sterling stuff from Stoke
early in the second half, keeping Southampton at bay, but for how long
can they do so? Going to the back post, nodded away. Martins Indi,
that time. Keeps coming back, Bertrand! Great save, Grant. Fine
strike. Through the crowd and Grant gets a very strong left arm on that.
Final quarter of the game now. Spoke with ten men keeping it at a
stalemate. Threaded through, good chance for Boufal. Somehow couldn't
put it away. Rodriguez couldn't make the connection. Steven Davies has
made the long run. Pieters couldn't get there with the header. Pieters
couldn't get on the end of that either. This time, far less
culpable. Straight and at Grant. Misjudge the high ball.
Little touch from Grant taking it away from Rodrigues. On-site to
deliver the cross. Johnson, away. Southampton corner. So, short
corner, played for Martina. Lifted in, looking for Rodriguez. It might
fall for Ward-Prowse. Took a touch in going over and a pretty vital
touch as well. Bouncing off Johnson, snatched at by Ward-Prowse. The red
card, your opinion? Unfortunate, he's obviously caught him high but
the ball was bouncing around and having spoken to Marco, he hasn't
tried to take the player outcome he just missed the ball and caught him
on his thigh. 11 against ten, normally we have to do better. The
night was easy for the team to defend against us. Yes,
disappointing because it is two points lost and it's a shame. This
perception, people feel that Stoke are too aggressive, how concerned
are you? It is what it is, we've changed totally from free, four,
five years ago and even then it wasn't merited but is this
perception is -- but it is the perception. Those days are gone,
everyone should catch up. Let's look at the talking point, the early
sending-off for Arnautovic, what did you seek? 23 minutes, it was
definitely a red card, it was high and dangerous. It was missed time
and it was the right decision from the referee. Right on his knee.
Definitely a red card. And a three-game ban. Some discussion
about whether he wanted Christmas and New Year off, that was so early
in the game. And possibly an elbow from Shane Long on Bruno Martins
Indi that the reet missed. A bit petty, but that hasn't hurt him that
much. Sean Dyche also complained about the referee in the game saying
he had missed a foul on Tom Heaton in the build-up to the penalty that
won West Ham the game. The Hend are coming in, it is the arm of Kouyate.
-- the header. It is the arm of Kouyate coming across Tom Heaton,
definite penalty, it was a foul by Mee. The arm just coming across Tom
Heaton, I think that's the file and the referee missed it. West Ham's
season has turned around, I've seen better performances in their last
couple of games. A bit of luck, more spirit and a couple of good fixtures
where they can make inroads. A packed evening, time for two games
from last night. Coming up, Bournemouth against Leicester but
firstly, Arsenal against Everton, who had just one win in ten.
COMMENTATOR: With one win in ten, Ronald Koeman has reacted by making
four changes including the return of Ross Barkley, left out for the last
two matches. Jagielka, Lennon and Valencia are the others. Gareth
Barry is rested. Arsenal's only change is enforced with Mustafi
injured, Bellerin coming in at right back, allowing Gabriel to move
centrally and the Gunners haven't lost an away game since March.
Up towards Monreal, whose on-site. -- who is onside. Such a simple task
for Arsenal to find a way around Everton, who have given it away. The
referee says free kick on the edge of the area and he brandishes a red
card. Williams gives it away. Coquelin was trying to get past
Jagielka and was caught on his chin. Free kick to the visitors who have
been dictating the play on the edge of the area. Sanchez sizing it up,
going low and it goes in. Stekelenburg couldn't prevent it and
Arsenal are in front. A ricochet as well off Williams to make it even
more impossible for Stekelenburg. time. Now we have again a massive
game on Saturday. Sanchez will claim it, no doubt
about it. 'S Tecklenburg could do nothing to
stop it going in. He has had three wins and two draws
against Arsenal but he's losing this one. Everton free kick. Good
clearance from Monreal, and then Lennon, it seemed to get right at
him. Monreal got himself in a model. In the end Lennon didn't have an
opportunity to do anything other than instinctively flicked a boot at
it. Good ball in, and it goes in!
Wonderful back to the other. Cross from Baines, header from Coleman,
just before half-time, Everton strike. His third of this campaign.
And it was crafted for him by a right footed cross from Leighton
Baines. Coleman's flicked header into the corner of the goal. 1-1 and
the atmosphere transforms, as does his mood. Coleman losing out. Guided
forward. Sanchez. Ozil. He was so careful, so precise. He'd steadied
himself. He missed it. And he can't believe it. Jagielka going wrong
towards Lukaku. Chested into Ross Barkley, who hits it. And it is only
a whisker by. He has been lacking in confidence. A moment like this could
just lift him to the player that everyone, including his new manager
knows that he can be. Won back by McCarthy. Now McCarthy again. The
challenge is illegal and a yellow card for the Arsenal skipper.
McCarthy did well. Cossey only thought he got a piece of the ball,
he didn't. Baines with the delivery. Out for a
corner. Almost wrapping up an unforgettable moment in his young
career. Jagielka etiquette and Cech making
the save and Jagielka turns away and looks up and thinks, oh, how close
did I come to winning the game? Good pressure from Everton. Another good
ball in and it's headed in by Williams! His first goal for
Everton. Goodison Park erupts. Ashley Williams with a powerful
downward header. Considering it was Williams who had the unfortunate
deflection that put Arsenal in front, it's fitting that it is the
view has helped to complete the turnaround. -- that it is he who has
helped to complete. Foul, it is a yellow card, I think, for Jagielka,
who has already been booked! It is a very late sending-off and Jagielka
will miss the Merseyside derby on Monday. Petr Cech's decided it's
time to add his height. Arsenal with the free kick. Stekelenburg getting
there in front of Petr Cech, you don't often see goalkeeper in front
of goalkeeper. Cech still in there. It won't be, it's not over by any
means. Sanchez guiding it in, brilliant by Stekelenburg. It won't
become off the line by Baines! The goal-line technology says it didn't
cross the line -- Iwobi, off the line. There's no goalkeeper at home!
Cech trying to get back. Mirallas can't get to the ball and the third
goal won't go in, but the game is surely over. And the whistle-blowing
-- the whistle blows, Everton can celebrate a dramatic victory, the
final draw at a pulsating Goodison Park, Everton, two, Arsenal, one.
I'm really disappointed because Stekelenburg was in a good position
to see that they headed the ball out. Not the first time we have been
unlucky with a decision this season. I don't want to speak too much about
the referee, not my problem. I'm not surprised by his Commons because
it's the third time in a row that 5-1 as a manager at home against
Arsenal -- by his comments. Three times in a row it was about the
referee. OK, sorry, Arsenal, we won, through the referee tonight, sorry.
COMMENTATOR: Having been brought on by the -- from the bench at the
weekend, Jack Wilshere starts, one of three changes as Marc Pugh makes
his first league start of the season and Josh King comes in with top
scorer Callum Wilson beginning on the bench and Fraser out injured.
Ranieri's only change to the Leicester team that beat Manchester
City is enforced, with Hernandez coming in for the suspended Danny
Simpson. Drinkwater is available again after completing a ban of his
own but he isn't in the squad because of an injury he picked up
against Porto. Riyad Mahrez finding Slimani. Slimani to Mahrez again,
looking for Vardy. Artur Boruc out quickly to smother out the danger.
Ranieri taking charge of his 200th Premier League match as manager this
evening. Slimani, was that a dummy? Mahrez going through four Jamie
Vardy, who gets away from Artur Boruc. Going wide and prevented from
finding the back of the net by a great sliding block from Steve Cook.
Excellent pass for Vardy to chase, just going wide and Cook read the
danger well. Lovely pass from art to find Daniels. Four in the box. --
Harry Arter. Harry Arter is looking for Wilshere, who is going to have a
go. Had to get everything behind that, Zieler. First shot in anger.
Teeing up Jack Wilshere who is yet to score for Bournemouth. And
Zieler's clearance taking a deflection. He must get back
quickly. You -- Pugh is going to have a go. Zieler tried to clear up
field, it crashed off the back of Benik Afobe, who didn't do anything
wrong. They realise that they were in a race. Pugh with the nice idea
but not quite the execution. Down the line for Smith to chase,
two in the area, one of them is Afobe! Back in, Pugh! Marc Pugh
giving Bournemouth the lead, his first goal of the season, on his
first league start of the campaign. Zieler made the initial save, and
Pugh was following up. You wonder, having got up and got across, should
he have done more? 1-0. Chance here for Francis to advance, kept in for
Smith. Huth is a cross. Back for Francis. Needing to off-load to
Smith. Adam Smith. Cute pastor Wilshere. Back for Francis, plenty
in the area. One of them is Smith -- cute pass for Wilshere. Not far
away. He said that the fabulous performance against Manchester City
would be forgotten if they didn't pick up results in the following
games and they are heading for defeat here. Lovely pass.
Albrighton, deep ball, Okazaki was lurking and Ade sending it away for
the last corner. -- Ake. Robert Huth will feel disappointed that he
didn't get it on target. Mahrez goes down, Leicester free kick. In the
last minute of the 90. In from Mahrez, Okazaki couldn't get the
touch he was looking ball. Back for Musa now. Not a bad ball. Ulloa
somehow denied and Bournemouth have survived. Leonardo Ulloa, yet to
score this season, must have thought that was going in. Either side of
Artur Boruc and surely it would have been 1-1. The mentality was good, we
dominated the ball in the first half and the technical performance was
high and in the second half the game changed and we stepped up
defensively to the test they gave us. To score the match-winning goal
meet a lot to me, first start of this season, which has been
difficult because we have a great squad, you've got to be ready when
you are called upon and fortunately today I was. Today the luck wasn't
with us but the performance was positive, after Manchester City. It
wasn't the same performance because after three days, is not possible to
recover well but we tried to fight to the end with our strength and
quality and also our weakness. I'm pleased with our performance. A good
victory for Bournemouth, their fifth clean sheet of the season and Jack
Wilshere has already played more times this season 's than the past
two seasons behind. -- combined. Player and manager combining
beautifully? Eddie Howe has managed him very well. At the start not to
put him in the team and then play him 60, 70 minutes to bed him in and
now getting the performance like last night... Wilshere is on course
to get back to his best, fantastic player but he has been managed
superb by Eddie Howe. Arsene Wenger was complaining in the other game
about what he thought should have been a goal because it shouldn't
have been a corner. He has a point but the eager concern is without Mr
RB, how they conceded both goals -- without Mustafi. The caller that
comes in, you have the big guys on the pitch, I don't know what Ozil is
doing -- the corner that comes in. Ozil actually backs out of the way!
He puts his arm in the air, he doesn't want to head it. Brilliant
header from Williams. A bad few days but Arsenal, brilliant win for
Everton. Let's look at how those games have affected the table.
Chelsea extending their lead after a tenth successive victory.
The times have gone with Fabregas' winning goal at the Stadium Of
Light, moving Chelsea clear at the top. The Daily Express also
featuring the Spaniard, ten wins out of ten, and the Daily Mirror
focusing on Rojo escaping a red card again after that challenge.
Liverpool are the top scorers, they play in bright yellow. Adam is
Lallana man! Thanks for watching, goodbye!