Leicester 4-2 Manchester United, Manchester City 2-0 Burnley – reaction!

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Leicester City won a rollercoaster of a match against Manchester United, while Wolves came from 2-0 down to beat Aston Villa

European round-up: Haaland sends Dortmund top

Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland scored twice on his return from injury to help his team beat Mainz 3-1 and go top of the Bundesliga table.

Match report: Norwich City 0-0 Brighton

Premier League: Norwich’s wait for a first top flight win of the season continued as they were left to rue missed chances - including one shot at an open goal - during a goalless draw with Brighton.

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Match report: Leicester 4-2 Manchester United

Premier League: The most damning aspect of this sorry performance from Manchester United is that Leicester City simply looked like the better coached team – Ole Gunnar Solskjær had Cristiano Ronaldo, but Brendan Rodgers had a plan, writes Jacob Steinberg from the King Power Stadium.

Match report: Southampton 1-0 Leeds United

Premier League: Southampton overwhelmed a depleted Leeds side to record a much-needed victory courtesy of the Chelsea loanee Armando Broja’s first Premier League goal, writes Ben Fisher from Saint Mary’s.

Match report: Aston Villa 2-3 Wolves

Premier League: Ruben Neves’s deflected free-kick in the fifth minute of added time enabled Wolverhampton Wanderers to come back from 2-0 down to win this oscillating West Midlands derby, writes Peter Lansley from Villa Park.

Match report: Manchester City 2-0 Burnley

Premier League: There was a jarring to the usual smooth gears Pep Guardiola’s champions so often show when rolling over an opponent yet by the final whistle they did not care,” writers Jamie Jackson from the Etihad Stadium.

Premier League: Watford 0-5 Liverpool

Jürgen Klopp hailed Mohamed Salah as the best player in the world after the latest wonder goal and masterful performance from the Liverpool forward, who was almost unplayable in their 5-0 win at Watford.

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Scottish Premiership results

  • Hibernian 0-3 Dundee United
  • Motherwell 0-2 Celtic
  • Rangers 1-1 Hearts
  • Ross County 2-3 St Mirren
  • St Johnstone 0-3 Livingston
  • Dundee v Aberdeen (6pm)
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Championship results

  • Fulham 4-1 QPR
  • Blackburn Rovers 2-2 Coventry City
  • Bristol City 0-2 Bournemouth
  • Huddersfield Town 2-0 Hull City
  • Middlesbrough 2-0 Peterborough United
  • Millwall 0-2 Luton Town
  • Nottingham Forest 2-1 Backpool
  • Preston 0-0 Derby County
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  • Sheffield United 2-1 Stoke City
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Premier League results

  • Watford 0-5 Liverpool (result)
  • Southampton 1-0 Leeds
  • Norwich City 0-0 Brighton
  • Aston Villa 2-3 Wolves
  • Leicester City 4-2 Manchester United
  • Manchester City 2-0 Burnley
  • Brentford 0-0 Chelsea (5.30pm BST)
  • View the Premier League table

Full time: Norwich 0-0- Brighton

Premier League: Brighton were denied a clear penalty while Norwich City missed an open goal.

Full-time: Aston Villa 2-3 Wolves

Premier League: Even Conor Coady got on the scoresheet as Wolves came from two down to leave Aston Villa shellshocked.

Joy as Wolves rob the Villains at the last.
Joy as Wolves rob the Villains at the last. Photograph: Jack Thomas/Wolves/Getty Images

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GOAL! Aston Villa 2-3 Wolves (Neves 90+5 min)

Premier League: Ruben Neves wraps up a remarkable comeback win for Wolves, who were two goals down loking dead and buried. Villa fans will be sick.

Ruben Neves’ deflected free-kick wins the games for Wolves.
Ruben Neves’ deflected free-kick wins the games for Wolves. Photograph: Matt West/REX/Shutterstock

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Full time: Leicester City 4-2 Manchester United

Premier League: There were cracking goals from both sides as Leicester came from behind to riff on Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s management pain.

Full time: Manchester City 2-0 Burnley

Premier League: Having lost 5-0 on each of their last visits to the Etihad Stadium, this was something of a triumph for Burnley.

Full time: Southampton 1-0 Leeds United

Premier League: Armando Broja got the winner for Saints as Leeds failed to register a shot on target.

GOAL! Leicester City 4-2 Manchester United (Daka 90+1)

Premier League: Patson Daka scores from close range to put the game beyond Manchester United and ramp up the pressure on Ole Gunnar Solskjær.

GOAL! Aston Villa 2-2 Wolves (Coady 85)

Premier League: Conor Coady scores a rare goal - his fourth in 285 games - to equalise for Wolves. I’m not sure how much he knew about it and he won’t care but the ball clanks in off him from a yard out after some awful Villa defending.

Conor Coady celebrates scoring the equalizer.
Conor Coady celebrates scoring the equalizer. Photograph: Hannah McKay/Reuters

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GOAL! Aston Villa 2-1 Wolves (Saiss 80)

Premier League: Romain Saiss pulls a goal back for Wolves, who have 10 minutes left to find an equaliser.

GOAL!Leciester City 3-2 Manchester United (Vardy 83)

Premier League: Crikey! Jamie Vardy scores on the half volley to fire Leicester City back in front. It’s a real thriller at the King Power Stadium.

Jamie Vardy celebrates the third Leicester goal.
Jamie Vardy celebrates the third Leicester goal. Photograph: Rebecca Naden/Reuters

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GOAL! Leicester City 2-2 Manchester United (Rashford 82)

Premier League: Ricardo blows a golden opportunity to put Leciester City 3-1 up, then Marcus Rashford gets on the end of a long ball down the centre, finds himself in a one on one with Schmeichel and slots home.

Marcus Rashford fires the Red Devils back level.
Marcus Rashford fires the Red Devils back level. Photograph: Carl Recine/Action Images/Reuters

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Championship: Sheffield United make it 1-1 in their game against Stoke City, then go ahead through David McGoldrick.

GOAL! Leicester City 2-1 Manchester United (Soyuncu 78)

Premier League: Caglar Soyuncu puts Leicester City in front!

Caglar Soyuncu gives Leicester the lead.
Caglar Soyuncu gives Leicester the lead. Photograph: Plumb Images/Leicester City FC/Getty Images

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Leicester City 1-1 Manchester United: David De Gea saves sensationally from Youri Tielemans, stretching to tip his goalbound shot off the upright. United break upfield with Rashford on the ball. He and Marcus Rashford contrive to miss a glorious opportunity.

Championship: Duane Holmes makes it Huddersfield 2-0 Hull City, while John Swift has put Reading one up against Barnsley.

GOAL! Aston Villa 2-0 Wolves (McGinn 68)

Premier League: Having teed up Danny Ings for Villa’s first, John McGinn doubles their lead against Wolves.

John McGinn fires in the second goal for Aston Villa.
John McGinn fires in the second goal for Aston Villa. Photograph: Matt West/REX/Shutterstock

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GOAL! Manchester City 2-0 Burnley (De Bruyne 70)

Premier League: Kevin De Bruyne curls the ball into the corner after Riyad Mahrez had robbed Ashley Westwood of possession and played the ball his way.

Kevin De Bruyne is congratulated after dubling the lead.
Kevin De Bruyne is congratulated after dubling the lead. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

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Leicester City 1-1 Manchester United: Caglar Soyuncu jumps in front of Cristiano Ronaldo, missing the ball but doing enough to put the United striker off. He steers his header well wide.

Championship: It’s Blackburn 2-2 Coventry City, with Rovers goalkeeper Thomas Kaminski putting the ball into his own net, albeit completely unwittingly. It hit the post, hit his head and trundled over the line.

Championship: Coventry City pull a goal back against Blackburn, who lead 2-1 at Ewood Park. Meanwhile at the City Ground, Nottingham Forest have gone 2-1 ahead against Blackpool through Lewis Grabban.

Leicester City 1-1 Manchester United: Manchester United attack at speed on the break from a Leicester City corner but a cross from the right is too close to Kasper Schmeichel. A few minutes previously, James Maddison thumped a free-kick in a great position into the United defensive wall.

League One: In the only third tier game that matters, Tom Flanagan has put Sunderland 2-1 up against Gillingham, who had led through a Danny Lloyd penalty.

Championship: Jerry Yates equalises for Blackpool against Nottingham Forest; Jacob Brown scores for Stoke City, to put them 1-0 up against Sheffield United, and Harry Cornick scores his second of the match to double Luton’s lead against Millwall.

GOAL! Aston Villa 1-0 Wolves (Ings 48)

Premier League: Danny Ings nods home to put Aston Villa ahead.

Danny Ings stoops to head Villa in front.
Danny Ings stoops to head Villa in front. Photograph: Hannah McKay/Reuters

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GOAL! Southampton 1-0 Leeds United (Broja 53)

Premier League: On loan from Chelsea, 20-year-old Armando Broja puts Southampton ahead at St Mary’s, forcing home a Nathan Redmond cross.

Armando Broja fires the Saints into the lead.
Armando Broja fires the Saints into the lead. Photograph: Eddie Keogh/Getty Images

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Southampton 0-0 Leeds United: Jack Harrison has a shot blocked by Mohammed Salisu in what amounts to Leeds United’s first attempt on goal at St Mary’s.

Leicester City 1-1 Manchester United: Leicester City get off to a bright start in the second half, with Kelechi Iheanacho shooting straight at David De Gea.

Championship: Preston North End owner Trevor Hemmings passed away during the week and fans are paying tribute to him by wearing flat caps, something of a trademark biut of headwear for the great man. The club have only charged matchgoers £5 for their tickets today, with all the money raised going towards assorted favourite charities of the late Mr Hemmings. Hemmings was a keen racing enthusiast and owner, and the corner flags at Deepdale today are in the green and yellow of his famous racing silks. Elsewhere on the pitch it remains scoreless in their game against Derby County.

Scottish Premiership half-times

  • Hibernian 0-1 Dundee United
  • Motherwell 0-1 Celtic
  • Rangers 1-0 Hearts
  • Ross County 1-3 St Mirren
  • St Johnstone 0-2 Livingston
  • Dundee v Aberdeen (6pm)
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Premier League half-times

Championship half-times

  • Fulham 4-1 QPR (result)
  • Blackburn Rovers 2-0 Coventry City
  • Bristol City 0-2 Bournemouth
  • Huddersfield Town 1-0 Hull City
  • Middlesbrough 0-0 Peterborough United
  • Millwall 0-1 Luton Town
  • Nottingham Forest 1-0 Backpool
  • Preston 0-0 Derby County
  • Reading 0-0 Barnsley
  • Sheffield United 0-0 Stoke City
  • View the Championship table

Premier League: Jamie Vardy goes close for Leicester, ferreting his way between two defenders at the far post but failing to connect with the cross from the left.

Jamie Vardy almost puts the Foxes ahead.
Jamie Vardy almost puts the Foxes ahead. Photograph: Rui Vieira/AP

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Championship: Blackburn double their lead against Coventry City, with Sam Gallagher scoring to make it 2-0 to the hosts at Ewood Park.

Premier League: Robert Sanchez charges off his line leaving Josh Sargent with an open goal for Norwich City. He misses, shooting weakly and allowing Brighton to clear off the line.

Championship: Blackburn’s Joe Rothwell plays a one-two with Sam Gallagher and lifts the ball over Coventry City goalkeeper Simon Moore to make it 1-0.

Premier League: Kelechi Iheanacho picks up a pass from Tielemans and pulls a low effort a couple of feet wide of the upright from the edge of the penalty area.

Scottish Premiership latest

  • Hibernian 0-0 Dundee United
  • Motherwell 0-1 Celtic
  • Rangers 0-0 Hearts
  • Ross County 1-2 St Mirren
  • St Johnstone 0-2 Livingston
  • Dundee v Aberdeen (6pm)
  • View the Scottish Premiership table

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Premier League: I’ve just seen a replay of Youri Tielemans’ equaliser for Leicester against Manchester City. The look of disbelief on David De Gea’s face after the ball sailed past him into the top corner should be hanging in the National Portrait Gallery.

Premier League: Teed up by Neal Maupay, Brighton’s Leandro Trossard has a shot tipped on to the post by Norwich goalkeeper Tim Krul.

GOAL! Leicester City 1-1 Manchester United (Tielemans 31)

Premier League: Harry Maguire gets caught on the ball by Iheanacho, who pulls it back to Youri Tielemans on the edge of the penalty area. With a swish of his right foot, he sends the ball looping into the top corner. That is a fantastic goal.

Youri Tielemans levels for the Foxes.
Youri Tielemans levels for the Foxes. Photograph: Neil Hall/EPA

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Premier League: Manchester City goalkeeper Zack Steffen savesw fairly comfortable from Maxwel Cornet, who can’t get the ball out from under his feet properly.

Premier League: End to end stuff at the King Power, where Kasper Schmeichel saves a Cristiano Ronaldo shot that took a massive deflection.

Premier League: Ricardo squares the ball across the face of Manchester United’s goal but it flashes wide before Jamie Vardy can convert for Leicester City.

Championship: Max Lowe squares the ball for Brennan Johnson who puts Nottingham Forest 1-0 up against Blackpool at the City Ground.

Premier League: Tim Krul brings down Neal Maupay in the game between Norwich City and Brighton. It’s a clear foul, the refereee doesn’t give the penalty and his decision isn’t overturned by VAR. Weird.

Championship: Jamal Lowe puts Bournemouth a goal to the good at Bristol City.

Premier League: Jamie Vardy shoots straight at David De Gea from distance. His low drive is gathered comfortably.

GOAL! Leicester City 0-1 Manchester United (Greenwood 19)

Premier League: What. A. Goal. Mason Greenwood cuts inside from the right and unleashes a surface to air screamer from just outside the Leicester penalty area that cannons in off the far upright.

Mason Greenwood opens the scoring at the King Power stadium.
Mason Greenwood opens the scoring at the King Power stadium. Photograph: Rebecca Naden/Reuters

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Premier League: Manchester United have finally got a foothold in their game against Leicester. Bruno Fernandes cuts inside and unleashes a shot but it’s straight at Kasper Schmeichel.

League One: AFC Wimbledon and Sheffield Wednesday are meeting in the league for the first time in history and it’s Wednesday who are in front. Barry Bannon gets the opener at Plough Lane.

Championship: Harry Cornick puts Luton Town one up against Millwall at The Den, lashing into the top corner after running on to a pass from Jordan Clark.

GOAL! Manchester City 1-0 Burnley (Silva 12)

Premier League: Nick Pope saves from Phil Foden, Bernardo Silva reacts quickest and taps home before James Tarkowski can stop him.

Bernardo Silva opens the scoring at the Etihad.
Bernardo Silva opens the scoring at the Etihad. Photograph: Phil Oldham/REX/Shutterstock

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Championship: Huddersfield Town take the lead against Hull City, their goal coming from a corner. Tom Lees with the goal at the Kirklees Stadium.

Leicester City v Manchester United: Leicester City are having the better of the opening exchanges at the King Power as they approach the eighth minute. They win a corner but are forced backwards.

Match report: Fulham 4-1 QPR

Championship: Two goals in four second-half minutes swung a pulsating west London derby in Fulham’s favour as they overcame QPR 4-1 at Craven Cottage.

Our 3pm games are go ...

Players the length and breadth of the UK come under starter’s orders and play begins. Harry Maguire looks positively beaming to be back in Manchester United’s starting line-up at his former stomping ground of the King Power Stadium.

The smile is wiped off his face as he and Luke Shaw try to play the ball out from the back but are closed down by Leicester’s high press. It looked like a corner to me but the ref awards a goal-kick.

41 - Roberto Firmino's hat-trick was Liverpool's 41st in the Premier League; the most of any team in the competition, overtaking Arsenal's 40. Gluttony.

— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) October 16, 2021

Match report: Watford 0-5 Liverpool

Premier League: Roberto Firmino scored a hat-trick, while Mo Salah scored another goal of the season contender as Liverpool swatted abject Watford aside. Nick Ames was at Vicarage Road for the Guardian ...

Manchester City v Burnley: Raheem Sterling returns to the Manchester City starting line-up as the champions hosts Burnley at the Etihad Stadium. Sterling sparked speculation about his future by saying he would be “open” to a move if it meant more game time. John Stones also features for the first time this season while Zack Steffen takes over in goal from Ederson, who along with Gabriel Jesus is unavailable after a late return from international duty with Brazil. Burnley make three changes as Erik Pieters, Jack Cork and Maxwel Cornet came in for Charlie Taylor, Aaron Lennon and Matej Vydra.

Full time: Fulham 4-1 QPR

Championship: The hosts have run out easy winners at Craven Cottage, with Bobby Decordova-Reid and Antonee Robinson adding to their tally. They move third, two points behind top placed side West Brom.

Aleksandar Mitrovic scored a brace for The Cottagers.
Aleksandar Mitrovic scored a brace for The Cottagers. Photograph: Dave Shopland/REX/Shutterstock

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Aston Villa v Wolves: Record signing Emi Buendia is recalled by Aston Villa boss Dean Smith to face Wolves, having failed to make the starting line-up for their past four top flight games. Elsewhere, Axel Tuanzebe replaces Kortney Hause in defence. For Wolves, Adama Traore comes in for Francisco Trincao, who is out with Covid, while Raul Jimenez dropped to the bench with Leander Dendoncker returning for the visitors.

Norwich City v Brighton: Both sides are unchanged for the Premier League clash at Carrow Road. Norwich picked up a first point of the season before the international break with a goalless draw at Burnley and Daniel Farke sticks with the same eleven for the visit of Brighton, who played out a 0-0 draw with Arsenal at the beginning of this month. Graham Potter keeps the same team but is boosted by the return of Enock Mwepu and Yves Bissouma to the bench.

Twice as many Armstrongs are on the bench for Southampton against Leeds as walked on the moon in 1969. An even more giant leap for mankind. https://t.co/Kql4wYxvoi

— Richard Jolly (@RichJolly) October 16, 2021

Leicester City v Manchester United: Harry Maguire returns from injury as Manchester United take on his former club Leicester. The 28-year-old missed United’s last two matches and the international break with England due to a calf complaint. Cristiano Ronaldo and Jadon Sancho also start as Marcus Rashford returns to the bench. Leicester centre-back Jonny Evans was fit to face his former club.

GOAL! Watford 0-5 Liverpool (Firminho 90+1)

Premier League: Bobby Firmino scores his third tap-in of the afternoon to take the match ball at Vicarage Road, where the referee has just put Watford out of their misery. They have been abject this afternoon and can consider themselves lucky to only have lost by five goals.

Manchester City v Burnley line-ups

Man City: Steffen, Joao Cancelo, Stones, Laporte, Ake, De Bruyne, Rodri, Bernardo Silva, Mahrez, Foden, Sterling.

Subs: Walker, Dias, Gundogan, Grealish, Zinchenko, Fernandinho, Carson, Palmer, Slicker.

Burnley: Pope, Lowton, Tarkowski, Collins, Pieters, McNeil, Brownhill, Cork, Westwood, Cornet, Wood.

Subs: Gudmundsson, Barnes, Hennessey, Roberts, Lennon, Rodriguez, Norris, Bardsley, Long.

Referee: Martin Atkinson (W Yorkshire)

Man City v Burnley
Burnley’s James Tarkowski (centre) scans the match programme ahead of his side’s Premier League match at the Etihad Stadium. Burnley have lost 5-0 on each of their past three visits to Manchester City. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA

Norwich City v Brighton line-ups

Norwich: Krul, Aarons, Kabak, Hanley, Gibson, Giannoulis, Lees-Melou, Normann, McLean, Sargent, Pukki.

Subs: Rupp, Gilmour, Dowell, Rashica, Tzolis, Williams, Gunn, Idah, Omobamidele.

Brighton: Sanchez, Duffy, Dunk, Burn, Veltman, Gross, Lallana, Moder, Cucurella, Trossard, Maupay.

Subs: Lamptey, Connolly, Bissouma, Mac Allister, Mwepu, March, Steele, Locadia, Roberts.

Referee: Peter Banks (Norwich)

Norwich City fans
These Norwich City fans are still waiting to see their team win in the Premier League this season. Photograph: Stephen Pond/Getty Images

Aston Villa v Wolves line-ups

Aston Villa: Martinez, Konsa, Tuanzebe, Mings, Cash, McGinn, Douglas Luiz, Buendia, Targett, Watkins, Ings.

Subs: Sanson, Steer, Young, Nakamba, El Ghazi, Hause, Philogene-Bidace, Archer, Jacob Ramsey.

Wolverhampton Wanderers: Jose Sa, Kilman, Coady, Saiss, Nelson Semedo, Neves, Dendoncker, Joao Moutinho, Marcal, Traore, Hwang.

Subs: Hoever, Ait Nouri, Jimenez, Daniel Podence, Moulden, Boly, Silva, Ruddy, Cundle.

Referee: Michael Oliver (Northumberland)

Aston Villa fans
Villa fans make their way to the stadium ahead of today’s derby. Photograph: Andrew Boyers/Action Images/Reuters

Southampton v Leeds United line-ups

Southampton: McCarthy, Livramento, Bednarek, Salisu, Perraud, Djenepo, Diallo, Romeu, Elyounoussi, Broja, Redmond.

Subs: Walker-Peters, Lyanco, Long, Adam Armstrong, Stuart Armstrong, Tella, Walcott, Valery, Forster.

Leeds: Meslier, Shackleton, Llorente, Cooper, Dallas, Struijk, James, Klich, Roberts, Harrison, Rodrigo.

Subs: Forshaw, Klaesson, Gelhardt, Hjelde, Cresswell, Drameh, Summerville, McKinstry, Greenwood.

Referee: David Coote (Nottinghamshire)

Leicester City v Manchester United line-ups

Leicester: Schmeichel, Amartey, Evans, Soyuncu, Ricardo Pereira, Tielemans, Soumare, Castagne, Maddison, Iheanacho, Vardy.

Subs: Bertrand, Barnes, Albrighton, Ward, Perez, Choudhury, Vestergaard, Daka, Lookman.

Man Utd: de Gea, Wan Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw, Pogba, Matic, Greenwood, Bruno Fernandes, Sancho, Ronaldo.

Subs: Bailly, Mata, Rashford, Lingard, Dalot, Henderson, Alex Telles, van de Beek, McTominay.

Referee: Craig Pawson (South Yorkshire)

Leicester City fan
A young Leicester City fan gives it the full Paul McCartney double-thumbs aloft outside the King Power Stadium. Photograph: Plumb Images/Leicester City FC/Getty Images

GOAL! Fulham 2-1 QPR (Mitrovic 67)

Championship: Aleksandar Mitrovic scores his second of the afternoon and 12th of the season to send Fulham back in front at Craven Cottage.

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GOAL! Fulham 1-1 QPR

Championship: Following his goalscoring heroics for Scotland during the international break, Lyndon Dykes has levelled proceedings for QPR at Craven Cottage. He was played in behind by Chris Willock before taking the ball around Marek Rodak and slotting home.

Fulham v QPR
Lyndon Dykes leaves Marek Rodak on the floor before slotting into an empty net for QPR. Photograph: Javier García/REX/Shutterstock

GOALS! Watford 0-4 Liverpool

Premier League: Roberto Firmino slots home his second gimme of the day, pouncing to score on the follow-up after Ben Foster was forced to save when Craig Cathcart was left with no option but to slide in and send the ball towards his own net.

A minute or so later, Mo Salah scores an absolutely worldie, showing mesmerising footwork to bamboozle several Watford defenders before curling home. It made his recent effort against Manchester City look almost ordinary. Scott Murray has the latest ...

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Half-time: Fulham 1-0 QPR

Championship: Aleksandar Mitrovic has got the goal that put Fulham ahead in one of two west London derbies taking place this afternoon. Brentford host Chelsea in the other one at 5.30pm.

Aleksandar Mitrovic (left) and Stefan Johansen
Former team mates Aleksandar Mitrovic (left) and Stefan Johansen walk off the pitch together at half-time. Photograph: Jed Leicester/REX/Shutterstock

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Half-time: Watford 0-2 Liverpool

Premier League: If Watford fans were hoping for a new manager bounce under their new manager Claudio Ranieri, they haven’t got one. Their team has been diabolically bad in the first half of 45 minutes of his reign and trail Liverpool by two goals at the break. Liverpool, who can only beat the lacklustre lot in front of them, have been excellent. Follow the second half with SAcott Murray ...

Meanwhile in Scotland

Rangers host Hearts at Ibrox in a top of the table clash that would see Steven Gerrard’s team stretch their lead over the Jambos to four points with a home win.

Scottish Premiership fixtures

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Today’s Premier League fixtures

  • Watford 0-2 Liverpool (latest score)
  • Southampton v Leeds
  • Norwich City v Brighton
  • Aston Villa v Wolves
  • Leicester City v Manchester United
  • Manchester City v Burnley
  • Brentford v Chelsea (5.30pm BST)
  • View the Premier League table

Today’s Championship fixtures

  • Fulham 1-0 QPR (latest score)
  • Blackburn Rovers v Coventry City
  • Bristol City v Bournemouth
  • Huddersfield Town v Hull City
  • Middlesbrough v Peterborough United
  • Millwall v Luton Town
  • Nottingham Forest v Backpool
  • Preston v Derby County
  • Reading v Barnsley
  • Sheffield United v Stoke City
  • View the Championship table

Saturday clockwatch ...

Welcome to our coverage of a busy afternoon’s football action following the latest international break. With the lunchtime kick-off between Watford and Liverpool already under way at Vicarage Road, we have five three o’clock top flight kick-offs ahead of Brentford’s match against Chelsea at 5.30pm (BST), which you’ll also be able to follow with Guardian Football. In the meantime, we’ll bring you team news, build-up and goal alerts, while staying on top of any other major talking points from the top flight, the Football League and beyond.

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