As it Happened: Saturday's soccer updates

Updated: Saturday, 17 Nov 2012 19:07

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Relive the action from today's Premier League matches, with Manchester United and Chelsea suffering shock defeats.

Premier League:

Norwich City 1-0 Manchester United Res

Arsenal 5-2 Tottenham Res

Liverpool 3-0 Wigan Res

Manchester City 5-0 Aston Villa Res

Newcastle United 1-2 Swansea Res

QPR 1-3 Southampton Res

Reading 2-1 Everton Res

West Bromwich Albion 2-1 Chelsea Res

Scottish Premier League:

Aberdeen 0-2 Celtic Res


Thanks for joining us today as Manchester City go to the top of the table with Chelsea and Manchester United beaten. See you again soon.


Full-time: Norwich City 1-0 Manchester United


John Ruddy tips over Sebastien Bassong unintentional header towards the goal. That should be the final threat.


Jonny Howson panics as he tries to beat the Manchester United goalkeeper Kusazck in a rare breakaway.


Two minutes left and Norwich are coping well. John Ruddy grasps a high cross into the area.


Pilkington's header is the difference between the sides with eight minutes remaining.


Danny Welbeck heads the ball just wide of the post after a superb cross from the left. United have 14 minutes to rescue a result once again.


Norwich take a shock lead against Manchester United as Anthony Pilkington's looping header finds the corner of the net. United has been below par, they must step things up now.


Norwich City 1-0 Manchester United


HALF-TIME - Norwich City 0-0 Manchester United


Giggs tries to find Van Persie in the box but the latter got his feet in a tangle. Chance goes west. In saying that, Lindegaard has been the busier of the two keepers.


Wes Hoolahan is giving Ryan Giggs and Michael Carrick a few things to worry about so far as Norwich have started brightly at Carrow Road.


Norwich v Man Utd teamsheets
Norwich: Ruddy, Whittaker, Bassong, Turner, Garrido, Snodgrass,
Johnson, Tettey, Pilkington, Hoolahan, Holt. Subs: Bunn, Howson,
Jackson, Morison, Elliott Bennett, Tierney, Ryan Bennett.
Man Utd: Lindegaard, Da Silva, Ferdinand, Smalling, Evra,
Valencia, Carrick, Giggs, Young, van Persie, Hernandez. Subs:
Johnstone, Jones, Anderson, Welbeck, Scholes, Cleverley,
Referee: Anthony Taylor (Cheshire)


It's just kicked off at Carrow Road where Manchester United are looking to go back to the top of the table. Wes Hoolahan started for Norwich.


A massive victory for Nigel Adkins and Southampton leaves QPR rooted to the bottom of the Premier League. Chelsea fell to the Baggies who are now within a point of the Blues. Shane Long was the star of the show for West Brom.


Full-time: Newcastle United 1-2 Swansea


Full-time: Liverpool 3-0 Wigan


Full-time: West Bromwich Albion 2-1 Chelsea


Full-time: QPR 1-3 Southampton


Full-time: Reading 2-1 Everton


Demba Ba's goal will not be good enough for Newcastle.


Full-time: Manchester City 5-0 Aston Villa


Newcastle United 1-2 Swansea


Manchester United were without England striker Wayne Rooney because of an ankle injury for this afternoon's Barclays Premier League trip to Norwich.

Leading scorer Robin van Persie, however, recovered from the thigh strain which kept him out of Holland's midweek friendly with Germany. Javier Hernandez also started after his match-winning cameo at Aston Villa last weekend while Anders Lindegaard came into goal for David de Gea, who was troubled by a wisdom tooth.

Norwich were unbeaten in their last four Premier League games and named an unchanged side from the team which drew 0-0 at Reading.



Jonathan de Guzman knocks in a second for Swansea City - they'll move into the top half with this win.


Newcastle United 0-2 Swansea


Anton Ferdinand's own goal with six minutes remaining restores the two-goal lead for Southampton. The worried look on Mark Hughes' face says it all.


QPR 1-3 Southampton


Daniel Sturridge is denied by Boaz Myhill as West Brom stay in front against Chelsea.


Reading could finally record a first win of the season as they take a 2-1 advantage thanks to Le Fondre's penalty.


Mick McCarthy's Ipswich Town are losing 5-0 to Leicester City.


Reading 2-1 Everton


[tweet] They have been ruthless since the second goal.


It goes from bad to worse for Aston Villa as Dzeko and Aguero combine to tee up Tevez for his second.


Manchester City 5-0 Aston Villa


Jose Enrique makes sure for Liverpool, a much-needed boost for Brendan Rodgers in the league.


Liverpool 3-0 Wigan


This scoreline is harsh on Aston Villa, they have defended well today but the penalty has thrown them completely off-course. Aguero's low shot is deflected to the near post and beats Guzan for a fourth.


Manchester City 4-0 Aston Villa


Carlos Tevez steps up to take the penalty this time and he sends Guzan the wrong way.


Manchester City 3-0 Aston Villa


Fine goal by Suarez for Liverpool after good work by Sterling. Emphatic finish from the Liverpool striker, that should seal the points.


Penalty to Manchester City


Michu gives Swansea a surprise advantage against Newcastle. The Welsh side will go above the Magpies with that result.


Newcastle United 0-1 Swansea


Dundee may be bottom of the SPL but they go 3-0 up against Hibs. Bad day for Fenlon's side.


Adam Le Fondre's header brings Reading back level with Everton.


Reading 1-1 Everton


A very contentious penalty, awarded by the linesman for what seemed a push on Yaya Toure but it did not anywhere near a foul, allows Sergio Aguero to add a second City goal.


Luis Suarez brings relief around Anfield as he strikes to put Liverpool ahead against Wigan.


Goals are flying in now. Firstly at the Hawthorns as Shane Long crosses for Peter Odemwingie to put the Baggies back in front against Chelsea.


Manchester City 2-0 Aston Villa


Penalty to Manchester City


Liverpool 1-0 Wigan


West Bromwich Albion 2-1 Chelsea


Hibs are now 2-0 down against Dundee. Steven Milne with the goal.


Junior Hoilett gets QPR back in the hunt in the early stages of the second half.


QPR 1-2 Southampton


Underway again across England. A big 45 minutes for QPR and Liverpool as well who are still scoreless against Wigan. As things stand, they will be 10 points behind rivals Everton.


Half-time in all the Premier League games, the big story is Southampton will leave Mark Hughes on the brink if they see out the scores against QPR. Chelsea have got back on level terms against West Brom, who led through Shane Long, while Man City have taken an undeserved lead at home to Villa.


Jason Puncheon doubles the Southampton lead on the stroke of half-time to put the Saints on the way to a second win of the season.


QPR 0-2 Southampton


Cruel on Aston Villa as City go ahead but it was hesitancy in defence that cost Paul Lambert's men. A corner left the ball around the penalty area and with Carlos Tevez making his presence felt, the onrushing David Silva knocked the ball past Guzan before the Villa defenders could hook it away.


Manchester City 1-0 Aston Villa


Eden Hazard brings Chelsea level five minutes before the break. Chelsea had been struggling until recent minutes.


Newcastle increasing the tempo against Swansea with Hatem Ben Arfa's beautiful lob tipped away by the goalkeeper.


West Bromwich Albion 1-1 Chelsea


James Collins, starting centre-half for the Republic of Ireland U21s, is on target for Swindon in their game in League 1. He is progressing well by some reports.


Demba Ba's header misses the far post with the game still without a goal at St James' Park.


Southampton have been brave and bold so far, keeping possession and making QPR work. Unfortunately for the home side, they have failed to find any ryhthm in the first 30 minutes.


Roberto Mancini is looking frustrated on the sidelines as another attack breaks down when Aguero loses possession.


Hibernian have dalled behind against Dundee in a blow to Pat Fenlon's hopes of going back to the top of the league.


Rickie Lambert, a talisman for Nigel Atkins in guiding the Saints to the Premier League, scores of the biggest goals in this manager's reign at Loftus Road. Southampton are ahead and Mark Hughes' is in big trouble as things stand.


QPR 0-1 Southampton


[tweet] Tony Barrett of the Times praising James McCarthy's display at Anfield so far. Wigan are passing the ball well.


Simply brilliant save by Joe Hart to deny Aston VIlla taking a lead against Man City. Benteke's downward header bounces and rise towards to the op corner but Hart's outstretched hand palms the ball away for a corner. Villa are holding their own and worrying City.


Vincent Kompany almost puts the ball into his own net with Joe Hart just keeping the ball out. It remains scoreless at the Etihad.


Shane Long scores for West Brom as Chelsea are shocked by a league goal for the Baggies.


Steven Naismith puts Everton in front against Reading. The Royals are still looking for a first win of the season. Everton make an excellent start.


West Bromwich Albion 1-0 Chelsea


Reading 0-1 Everton


No goal as yet in the Premier League. City and Chelsea can go top with a win, albeit for a short period of time possibly with Manchester United in action at 5:30pm.


Carlos Tevez heads over the bar from four yards out as Villa hang on. Tevez had his back to goal so it was a difficult chance.


We're underway in all the 3pm games with Manchester City immediately on the attack against Aston Villa. Enda Stevens has already faced threats from Maicon and David Silva.


Mark Hughes and Nigel Atkins know their future is on the line at Loftus Road today as QPR meet Southampton. Defeat could mean the sack for one manager today.


A number of Irish players are in action in the 3pm games, with another big afternoon for Enda Stevens while Shane Long starts for West Brom against Chelsea.


Full-time: Arsenal 5-2 Tottenham


Theo Walcott has been excellent again today, showing why he feels he needs a better off to stay with Arsenal. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, on as a sub, powers towards goal and pulls it back for Walcott to beat Lloris once again.


Arsenal 5-2 Tottenham Hotspur


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.


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.


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.


Two minutes on the clock at the Emirates and the Gunners are firmly in control. AVB will wonder what might have been if Adebayor has not foolishly got sent off in the first half.


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.


Arsenal are trying to play down time by keeping the ball. With just eight minutes left they should have enough to hold onto the lead.


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.


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.


Arsenal fans are a bit nervous after Bale's strike. There are 15 minutes remaining and Tottenham will go for it now.


Robbie Brady and David Meyler are on the bench for Hull City today for their match against Birmingham City.


Gareth Bale pulls a goal back for Tottenham with a run through midfielder and shot through the legs of Mertesacker from 20 yards.


Arsenal 4-2 Tottenham


Enda Stevens starts for Aston Villa again today.


Arsenal make this goal seem so simple, but it was true class to seal the points at the Emirates with this strike. Theo Walcott's gentle pass sees Lukas Podolski step ahead of the Tottenham defence and play the ball across the box for Santi Cazorla to pounce. Game over.


Arsenal 4-1 Tottenham


Arsenal are keeping the ball as the hour mark approaches, with little danger from Tottenham in an attacking sense despite those changes.


Celtic record an important win before their Champions League adventure continues. Hibs can go back to the top if they win at Dundee later today.


Full-time: Aberdeen 0-2 Celtic


Michael Dawson and Clint Dempsey are on for Kyle Naughton and Kyle Walker as AVB tries to inspire a comeback. The second-half has just kicked off.


[tweet] Celtic will go a point clear at the top.


Charlie Mulgrew doubles the lead with 13 minutes to go.


Aberdeen 0-2 Celtic


Lassad Nouioui strikes for Celtic as they take the lead against Aberdeen and look set to top of the SPL.


Aberdeen 0-1 Celtic


Emmanuel Adebayor's red card has ruined Tottenham's chances today but Arsenal have been clinical since the dismissal. Santi Cazorla picks out Olivier Giroud with a low cross and he slots home from seven yards out. LLoris is powerless, Arsenal are on course to take the spoils in the derby.


Arsenal 3-1 Tottenham Hotspur


Arsenal take the lead as Lukas Podolski's shot inside the area deflects off the unfortunate William Gallas and bounces into the corner of the net with Lloris flat-footed and unable to keep it out. Arsenal have turned it around, three minutes before the break.


Arsenal 2-1 Tottenham Hotspur


Lloris makes another excellent save as he grasps the ball from Giroud's powerful header when it looks destined for the net.


There are less than 30 minutes left in Aberdeen. Charlie Mulgrew has just curled a free-kick over the bar. The teams remain level which is good news for Pat Fenlon's Hibernian. They play Dundee at 3pm.


Lloris produces a stunning one-handed save to deny Giroud. Arsenal are starting to put pressure on Spurs.  


[tweet] Tony O'Donoghue may be giving Brad Friedel a bit too much credit.


Per Mertesacker's majestic header brings Arsenal back on level terms. Theo Walcott's cross is met by the German who guides the ball into the top corner of the net. Lloris has no chance.


Arsenal 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur


Emmanuel Adebayor is dismissed for a high challenge on Santi Cazorla as he misses the ball and connects with Arsenal midfielder. Adebayor was off the ground - it was a very poor challenge and Tottenham are down to 10 men.


Emmanuel Adebayor


Emmanuel Adebayor comes back to haunt his former employers once again as he taps home following Jermaine Defoe's effort inside the area. Szczesny had made a good save to keep Defoe's shot outside but Adebayor was following up. Arsenal's defense exposed once again.


Arsenal 0-1 Tottenham Hotspur


The match is underway at the Emirates with a much more lively atmosphere than usual at the North London venue.


Celtic are scoreless with Aberdeen as half-time approaches at Pittodrie. There has been few opportunities so far.


Arsenal: Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Vermaelen, Wilshere, Arteta, Cazorla, Walcott, Giroud, Podolski.

Subs: Mannone, Andre Santos, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ramsey, Coquelin, Arshavin, Jenkinson.

Tottenham: Lloris, Walker, Gallas, Vertonghen, Naughton, Lennon, Sandro, Huddlestone, Bale, Adebayor, Defoe.

Subs: Friedel, Dempsey, Dawson, Sigurdsson, Livermore, Townsend, Carroll.


Andre Villas-Boas put his faith in Hugo Lloris as he looked to steer Tottenham to victory in this afternoon's north London derby at Arsenal.

The Portuguese kept to his word and unleashed former Gunner Emmanuel Adebayor up front where he was partnered by Jermain Defoe. A knee injury to Steven Caulker meant Kyle Naughton was drafted in at left-back.

Wojciech Szczesny returned in goal for Arsenal after a two-month lay-off while Olivier Giroud, Theo Walcott and Mikel Arteta all overcame injury concerns to start.

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