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Premier League LIVE! Tottenham vs West Ham plus latest Arsenal, Chelsea, Man United news and Saturday reaction

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Welcome to Standard Sport’s LIVE coverage of Sunday’s Premier League action.

Sunday serves up four top-flight games for us, kicking off at Bramall Lane as Sheffield United host Fulham at midday. Then it’s on to Selhurst Park for the M23 derby between Crystal Palace and Brighton.

Another derby follows – this time a London one – as Tottenham entertain West Ham with Gareth Bale set for his second Spurs debut, while Leicester City and Aston Villa round off the action at the King Power this evening.

Alongside those four games, we will also have all the latest news and reaction from Saturday’s drama as Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool all dropped points, with Manchester United picking up a much-needed win at Newcastle.

  • Sheffield United vs Fulham (12pm)
  • Crystal Palace vs Brighton (2:30pm)
  • Tottenham vs West Ham (4:30pm)
  • Leicester vs Aston Villa (7:15pm)

Live Updates

Everton 2-2 Liverpool

Where do you even begin with a game like this?

Everton twice fought back to draw in a controversial 237th Merseyside derby at Goodison Park. Sadio Mane, back in the team after recovering from Covid-19, put the visitors in front after just three minutes when he converted a low cross from left-back Andy Robertson.

Toffees keeper Jordan Pickford was fortunate not to have been dismissed for a knee-high challenge on Reds defender Virgil Van Dijk, which saw the Dutchman forced off injured with only 11 minutes on the clock. Pickford was saved from a red card by a marginal VAR decision which ruled Van Dijk’s shoulder was offside.
 

Everton equalised in the 20th minute through a header from Michael Keane at a corner. Mohamed Salah put the Reds 2-1 up with 18 minutes to go, the Egypt forward volleying in his 100th Liverpool goal following Yerry Mina’s poor clearance.
 

Dominic Calvert-Lewin continued his fine scoring run with a towering header to equalise again on 81 minutes. Richarlison was shown a late red card for a challenge on Thiago Alcantara, which left both players requiring treatment.
 

There was more drama deep into stoppage time when Jordan Henderson thought he had won it for the champions when Pickford fumbled his shot – but the goal was ruled out for the tightest of offside decisions against Mane.
 

Now that we know what’s coming up today, let’s review yesterday’s drama…

Leicester vs Aston Villa (7:15pm)

Looking at this fixture before the season started, you’d have the Foxes down as favourites – but Villa head to the King Power with plenty of confidence.

Villa have won all three of their opening fixtures, including thrashing champions Liverpool 7-2. As for Leicester, they wiped the floor with Man City 5-2 before being embarrassed at home by West Ham 3-0 before the break.

So, which Leicester side will turn up to face the new-and-improved Villans?

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Crystal Palace vs Brighton (2:30pm)

Though it is not necessarily known as one of the great derbies in world football, tensions will be running high in east London as the Eagles host the Seagulls today.

Roy Hodgson’s Palace started the 2019/20 season superbly with wins against Southampton and Manchester United, but follow-up defeats to Everton and Chelsea – the latter a 4-0 thumping – have tempered expectations.

As for Graham Potter’s Brighton, they sit 15th after losing three of their opening four games. The south coast club have shown more than enough in attack so far this term, but must sort out a leaky defence if they are to avoid a potential relegation scrap.

Sheffield United vs Fulham (12pm)

The bottom two will meet at Bramall Lane today as Sheffield United host Fulham. Both clubs are off to dismal starts to the season, losing each of their opening four games, and are already looking at a fight to stay in the top flight.

Fulham’s defensive woes have cost them dear with 11 goals conceded, and Scott Parker will be hoping that some late additions in the transfer window can have an immediate impact. The Blades, meanwhile, have found their woes to be at the other end of the pitch, with David McGoldrick’s consolation effort against Arsenal the only League goal they have mustered so far this season.

Tottenham vs West Ham (4:30pm)

So, another London derby looms, with Jose Mourinho and David Moyes going head to head this afternoon.

Both Spurs and the Hammers return to Premier League action following promising results before the international break. Though Tottenham are favourites, West Ham’s big wins over Wolves (4-0) and Leicester (3-0) suggest Mourinho has some thinking to do regarding how to nullify their goal threat.

Dan Kilpatrick will be at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium for us later with expert coverage and analysis.

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So, here’s a quick run-down of today’s match action…

  • Sheffield United vs Fulham (12pm)
  • Crystal Palace vs Brighton (2:30pm)
  • Tottenham vs West Ham (4:30pm)
  • Leicester vs Aston Villa (7:15pm)

Hello and welcome to another bumper day of Premier League action!

We will be keeping you up to date with all the goals from around the top flight along with dedicated coverage of Tottenham vs West Ham.

And if that wasn’t enough, we’ll also have all the latest news and reaction to Saturday’s drama – and there was plenty of it…

Gameweek 5 fixtures and results

Saturday, October 17 Kick-off How to watch
Everton 2-2 Liverpool 12.30pm BT Sport
Chelsea 3-3 Southampton 3pm BT Sport Box Office
Man City 1-0 Arsenal 5.30pm Sky Sports
Newcastle 1-4 Man United 8pm Sky Sports Box Office
Sunday, October 18    
Sheffield Utd vs Fulham 12pm BT Sport Box Office
Crystal Palace vs Brighton 2pm Sky Sports
Tottenham vs West Ham 4.30pm Sky Sports
Leicester vs Aston Villa 7.15pm Sky Sports Box Office
Monday, October 19    
West Brom vs Burnley 5.30pm Sky Sports Box Office
Leeds vs Wolves 8pm Sky Sports

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