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West Ham United have the best fans in England, says Cheikhou Kouyate

The Senegal international has hailed the Hammers faithfuls for their incredible support during his side's stalemate against Burnley

West Ham United have the best fans in England, says Cheikhou Kouyate

The Senegal international has hailed the Hammers faithfuls for their incredible support during his side's stalemate against Burnley

West Ham set to hand Andy Carroll five-figure fine after Burnley red card

West Ham set to hand Andy Carroll five-figure fine after Burnley red card

Pablo Zabaleta condemns West Ham team-mate Andy Carroll for 'nasty' challenges that led to sending off

West Ham United defender Pablo Zabaleta has condemned team-mate Andy Carroll for the “nasty” challenge that led to his dismissal during Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Burnley. Carroll received two cautions within the space of 99 seconds of the first half at Turf Moor, leaving Zabaleta and company in the unenviable position of trying to defend a one-goal advantage for over an hour. It proved a thankless task for a team that has won just once away from home since February. Aside from the obvious numerical disadvantage, the loss of Carroll’s aerial prowess also left the visitors vulnerable during an inevitable late bombardment, when Burnley fielded three 6ft plus forwards. Chris Wood levelled affairs with an 85th minute header after Michail Antonio’s earlier goal and for the second occasion this season, a moment of irrational belligerence had led West Ham to surrender points on their travels. “It is the second time we have had a player sent-off in the first half,” Zabaleta said. Carroll walks off after being given his marching orders Credit: Getty Images “Marko Arnautovic against Southampton and now Andy Carroll. We need to be more careful because in the Premier League, playing with one player less for a long time is really hard. We were 1-0 up and we need to be clever.” Plainly frustrated, the Argentinian also suggested that the aggressiveness exhibited by his team-mate - particularly as he launched himself at Ben Mee to earn a second yellow card - had crossed a line of acceptability. “Andy is a big man. He always goes 100 per cent for the ball when the ball is in the air. From my point of view, it looks aggressive, especially the second one when he knew he was on a yellow already,” Zabaleta said. Carroll has become the second West Ham player to be sent off in the first half this season Credit: Reuters “We can talk sometimes about situations where it’s tough for the referee but there is nothing to say about the referee (here). I think these two challenges, Andy’s challenges, were a bit nasty from my point of view.” The Burnley manager Sean Dyche, offered a similar assessment, suggesting that the forward’s judgement may have been impaired attempting a measure of revenge for what he had deemed an earlier injustice. “As a player you sometimes get locked in the moment,” Dyche said. “I don’t know Andy well enough but maybe he’s just had that. Maybe he felt the one before was unjust, I don’t know but it’s fair to say he was moving at a good velocity for a distance. “Everyone in the stadium thought he was going to make a big challenge but he didn’t and that’s the way it goes. I’ve been a player and you get in an emotional moment and you can’t pull yourself out of it but that’s a question for him.”

Romelu Lukaku stands by his Premier League record after battling 'flat-track bully' jibes again

There was a stark admission from Romelu Lukaku as another glorified fixture passed him by. “Sometimes it is difficult when you play against the top teams and you play not to win and don't really create chances,” he said. In the interests of clarity, the Belgian was referencing his Everton career. Cynics will feel the observation equally applicable to Manchester United’s ultra-vigilance after their lifeless 0-0 draw. Lukaku was unable to banish ‘flat-track bully’ jibes - his isolation typified as he made fewer passes than Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet - but the £75 million man believes goals will flow against esteemed opponents. “Every time I played for Everton we had a different mindset coming into the game,” he said. Lukaku had United's only shot on target against Liverpool Credit: PA “I had a good time. I learned my trade over there. I am really grateful to the club no matter what happened.  “But now I am in a team where we want to win against the big teams and we want to win every game, so I think the situation will change. “I don't put pressure on myself. I think the biggest pressure game for me was the Super Cup against Real Madrid. “That was the game for me where everybody was looking at me and thinking will he do it there. I think it freed me from everything.” Lukaku had United’s one chance, shooting directly at Mignolet on 43 minutes. In fairness, such was the distance between him and supporting midfielders communication was only possible via homing pigeon. Lukaku stands by his record in the Premier League Credit: Getty Images “A lot of strikers in the league miss bigger chances than me and they score two goals - but with me it's always 'Rom did this, Rom did that' I don't know why. It's the standard people set,” he said.  “People will always say this and that, but my record in the Premier League is pretty good and I'm in a situation where the team is performing really well. “It's all about winning and trying to play as attractive football as we can, win all the time at all costs.” There was no such ambition here. Such is the genius of Jose Mourinho he not only improves the defence of every side he coaches, he is now the first manager in years to make Liverpool’s back four appear impenetrable. For a second consecutive season a sense of spectacle eluded English football’s most scrutinised game, although the only thing more boring than boring football is the debate about whether boring football is acceptable. David De Gea made a great save to keep the game goalless Credit: Reuters Managers are entitled to plan as they wish. Equally, please grant those of us subjected to such dreariness the courtesy of reporting what we see. This is not entertaining, nor thrilling. There was one meaningful shot for each side. It was football to slow the pulse. “A game of chess,” said Mourinho. Not quite. Bobby Fischer versus Boris Spassky was an edge-of-the-seat thriller in comparison. Validation can be measured in May. If this point wins United the title, they can make it the centrepiece of the DVD. Mourinho maps out a title win and cares little for scenic routes. Manchester is currently hosting two theatre troupes, one preferring the flamboyance of the cheeriest West End Musical; the other effectively indulging in the collected works of Samuel Beckett. You can admire both, but only one will get you skipping home. For now, sniping serves only to assist Mourinho as he settles his players into their bunker. “Let them (criticise). We’ll see where we are at the end of the season,” said defender Phil Jones, baulking at the idea United’s restraint was inappropriate. “What approach was that?” he quizzed. “Hard work and being solid is the nature of any team – whether you play Liverpool or Burnley away you don’t want to get beat. And if you can’t win the game, you make sure you don’t lose. That is the mentality we have in the dressing room. But ultimately we want to win every game. Klopp said that Liverpool wouldn't have been able to get away with shutting up shop like United did Credit: EPA “We would have liked to have three points but Anfield is a difficult place to come. Every time you come you get a cagey game. They’ve had a chance, we’ve had a good chance so a draw was probably fair.”  Jurgen Klopp’s current record is viewed through partisan lens. For those supportive he has lost two league games since last March, a few missed chances from turning numerous disheartening draws into mood-shifting wins. Others see an unsatisfactory league table, one win in the last eight fixtures in all competitions, and a side too far behind Manchester City. Klopp claimed he would not be allowed to play as cautiously as United. “I am sure we couldn't play like this at Liverpool. We cannot sit back and say 'Let's wait' – that is not possible,” he said. Evidently he has never been shown footage of the 2001 cup treble and run to the 2005 Champions League final. United’s obstinacy would be welcome when Liverpool need to protect slender leads.   Both teams are still striving for the right balance. If Liverpool acquire a little more of Mourinho’s defensive choreography - and United a smidgen of Klopp’s attacking idealism - this fixture might start living up to its billing.

Pablo Zabaleta condemns West Ham team-mate Andy Carroll for 'nasty' challenges that led to sending off

West Ham United defender Pablo Zabaleta has condemned team-mate Andy Carroll for the “nasty” challenge that led to his dismissal during Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Burnley. Carroll received two cautions within the space of 99 seconds of the first half at Turf Moor, leaving Zabaleta and company in the unenviable position of trying to defend a one-goal advantage for over an hour. It proved a thankless task for a team that has won just once away from home since February. Aside from the obvious numerical disadvantage, the loss of Carroll’s aerial prowess also left the visitors vulnerable during an inevitable late bombardment, when Burnley fielded three 6ft plus forwards. Chris Wood levelled affairs with an 85th minute header after Michail Antonio’s earlier goal and for the second occasion this season, a moment of irrational belligerence had led West Ham to surrender points on their travels. “It is the second time we have had a player sent-off in the first half,” Zabaleta said. Carroll walks off after being given his marching orders Credit: Getty Images “Marko Arnautovic against Southampton and now Andy Carroll. We need to be more careful because in the Premier League, playing with one player less for a long time is really hard. We were 1-0 up and we need to be clever.” Plainly frustrated, the Argentinian also suggested that the aggressiveness exhibited by his team-mate - particularly as he launched himself at Ben Mee to earn a second yellow card - had crossed a line of acceptability. “Andy is a big man. He always goes 100 per cent for the ball when the ball is in the air. From my point of view, it looks aggressive, especially the second one when he knew he was on a yellow already,” Zabaleta said. Carroll has become the second West Ham player to be sent off in the first half this season Credit: Reuters “We can talk sometimes about situations where it’s tough for the referee but there is nothing to say about the referee (here). I think these two challenges, Andy’s challenges, were a bit nasty from my point of view.” The Burnley manager Sean Dyche, offered a similar assessment, suggesting that the forward’s judgement may have been impaired attempting a measure of revenge for what he had deemed an earlier injustice. “As a player you sometimes get locked in the moment,” Dyche said. “I don’t know Andy well enough but maybe he’s just had that. Maybe he felt the one before was unjust, I don’t know but it’s fair to say he was moving at a good velocity for a distance. “Everyone in the stadium thought he was going to make a big challenge but he didn’t and that’s the way it goes. I’ve been a player and you get in an emotional moment and you can’t pull yourself out of it but that’s a question for him.”

Pablo Zabaleta condemns West Ham team-mate Andy Carroll for 'nasty' challenges that led to sending off

West Ham United defender Pablo Zabaleta has condemned team-mate Andy Carroll for the “nasty” challenge that led to his dismissal during Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Burnley. Carroll received two cautions within the space of 99 seconds of the first half at Turf Moor, leaving Zabaleta and company in the unenviable position of trying to defend a one-goal advantage for over an hour. It proved a thankless task for a team that has won just once away from home since February. Aside from the obvious numerical disadvantage, the loss of Carroll’s aerial prowess also left the visitors vulnerable during an inevitable late bombardment, when Burnley fielded three 6ft plus forwards. Chris Wood levelled affairs with an 85th minute header after Michail Antonio’s earlier goal and for the second occasion this season, a moment of irrational belligerence had led West Ham to surrender points on their travels. “It is the second time we have had a player sent-off in the first half,” Zabaleta said. Carroll walks off after being given his marching orders Credit: Getty Images “Marko Arnautovic against Southampton and now Andy Carroll. We need to be more careful because in the Premier League, playing with one player less for a long time is really hard. We were 1-0 up and we need to be clever.” Plainly frustrated, the Argentinian also suggested that the aggressiveness exhibited by his team-mate - particularly as he launched himself at Ben Mee to earn a second yellow card - had crossed a line of acceptability. “Andy is a big man. He always goes 100 per cent for the ball when the ball is in the air. From my point of view, it looks aggressive, especially the second one when he knew he was on a yellow already,” Zabaleta said. Carroll has become the second West Ham player to be sent off in the first half this season Credit: Reuters “We can talk sometimes about situations where it’s tough for the referee but there is nothing to say about the referee (here). I think these two challenges, Andy’s challenges, were a bit nasty from my point of view.” The Burnley manager Sean Dyche, offered a similar assessment, suggesting that the forward’s judgement may have been impaired attempting a measure of revenge for what he had deemed an earlier injustice. “As a player you sometimes get locked in the moment,” Dyche said. “I don’t know Andy well enough but maybe he’s just had that. Maybe he felt the one before was unjust, I don’t know but it’s fair to say he was moving at a good velocity for a distance. “Everyone in the stadium thought he was going to make a big challenge but he didn’t and that’s the way it goes. I’ve been a player and you get in an emotional moment and you can’t pull yourself out of it but that’s a question for him.”

Romelu Lukaku stands by his Premier League record after battling 'flat-track bully' jibes again

There was a stark admission from Romelu Lukaku as another glorified fixture passed him by. “Sometimes it is difficult when you play against the top teams and you play not to win and don't really create chances,” he said. In the interests of clarity, the Belgian was referencing his Everton career. Cynics will feel the observation equally applicable to Manchester United’s ultra-vigilance after their lifeless 0-0 draw. Lukaku was unable to banish ‘flat-track bully’ jibes - his isolation typified as he made fewer passes than Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet - but the £75 million man believes goals will flow against esteemed opponents. “Every time I played for Everton we had a different mindset coming into the game,” he said. Lukaku had United's only shot on target against Liverpool Credit: PA “I had a good time. I learned my trade over there. I am really grateful to the club no matter what happened.  “But now I am in a team where we want to win against the big teams and we want to win every game, so I think the situation will change. “I don't put pressure on myself. I think the biggest pressure game for me was the Super Cup against Real Madrid. “That was the game for me where everybody was looking at me and thinking will he do it there. I think it freed me from everything.” Lukaku had United’s one chance, shooting directly at Mignolet on 43 minutes. In fairness, such was the distance between him and supporting midfielders communication was only possible via homing pigeon. Lukaku stands by his record in the Premier League Credit: Getty Images “A lot of strikers in the league miss bigger chances than me and they score two goals - but with me it's always 'Rom did this, Rom did that' I don't know why. It's the standard people set,” he said.  “People will always say this and that, but my record in the Premier League is pretty good and I'm in a situation where the team is performing really well. “It's all about winning and trying to play as attractive football as we can, win all the time at all costs.” There was no such ambition here. Such is the genius of Jose Mourinho he not only improves the defence of every side he coaches, he is now the first manager in years to make Liverpool’s back four appear impenetrable. For a second consecutive season a sense of spectacle eluded English football’s most scrutinised game, although the only thing more boring than boring football is the debate about whether boring football is acceptable. David De Gea made a great save to keep the game goalless Credit: Reuters Managers are entitled to plan as they wish. Equally, please grant those of us subjected to such dreariness the courtesy of reporting what we see. This is not entertaining, nor thrilling. There was one meaningful shot for each side. It was football to slow the pulse. “A game of chess,” said Mourinho. Not quite. Bobby Fischer versus Boris Spassky was an edge-of-the-seat thriller in comparison. Validation can be measured in May. If this point wins United the title, they can make it the centrepiece of the DVD. Mourinho maps out a title win and cares little for scenic routes. Manchester is currently hosting two theatre troupes, one preferring the flamboyance of the cheeriest West End Musical; the other effectively indulging in the collected works of Samuel Beckett. You can admire both, but only one will get you skipping home. For now, sniping serves only to assist Mourinho as he settles his players into their bunker. “Let them (criticise). We’ll see where we are at the end of the season,” said defender Phil Jones, baulking at the idea United’s restraint was inappropriate. “What approach was that?” he quizzed. “Hard work and being solid is the nature of any team – whether you play Liverpool or Burnley away you don’t want to get beat. And if you can’t win the game, you make sure you don’t lose. That is the mentality we have in the dressing room. But ultimately we want to win every game. Klopp said that Liverpool wouldn't have been able to get away with shutting up shop like United did Credit: EPA “We would have liked to have three points but Anfield is a difficult place to come. Every time you come you get a cagey game. They’ve had a chance, we’ve had a good chance so a draw was probably fair.”  Jurgen Klopp’s current record is viewed through partisan lens. For those supportive he has lost two league games since last March, a few missed chances from turning numerous disheartening draws into mood-shifting wins. Others see an unsatisfactory league table, one win in the last eight fixtures in all competitions, and a side too far behind Manchester City. Klopp claimed he would not be allowed to play as cautiously as United. “I am sure we couldn't play like this at Liverpool. We cannot sit back and say 'Let's wait' – that is not possible,” he said. Evidently he has never been shown footage of the 2001 cup treble and run to the 2005 Champions League final. United’s obstinacy would be welcome when Liverpool need to protect slender leads.   Both teams are still striving for the right balance. If Liverpool acquire a little more of Mourinho’s defensive choreography - and United a smidgen of Klopp’s attacking idealism - this fixture might start living up to its billing.

Romelu Lukaku stands by his Premier League record after battling 'flat-track bully' jibes again

There was a stark admission from Romelu Lukaku as another glorified fixture passed him by. “Sometimes it is difficult when you play against the top teams and you play not to win and don't really create chances,” he said. In the interests of clarity, the Belgian was referencing his Everton career. Cynics will feel the observation equally applicable to Manchester United’s ultra-vigilance after their lifeless 0-0 draw. Lukaku was unable to banish ‘flat-track bully’ jibes - his isolation typified as he made fewer passes than Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet - but the £75 million man believes goals will flow against esteemed opponents. “Every time I played for Everton we had a different mindset coming into the game,” he said. Lukaku had United's only shot on target against Liverpool Credit: PA “I had a good time. I learned my trade over there. I am really grateful to the club no matter what happened.  “But now I am in a team where we want to win against the big teams and we want to win every game, so I think the situation will change. “I don't put pressure on myself. I think the biggest pressure game for me was the Super Cup against Real Madrid. “That was the game for me where everybody was looking at me and thinking will he do it there. I think it freed me from everything.” Lukaku had United’s one chance, shooting directly at Mignolet on 43 minutes. In fairness, such was the distance between him and supporting midfielders communication was only possible via homing pigeon. Lukaku stands by his record in the Premier League Credit: Getty Images “A lot of strikers in the league miss bigger chances than me and they score two goals - but with me it's always 'Rom did this, Rom did that' I don't know why. It's the standard people set,” he said.  “People will always say this and that, but my record in the Premier League is pretty good and I'm in a situation where the team is performing really well. “It's all about winning and trying to play as attractive football as we can, win all the time at all costs.” There was no such ambition here. Such is the genius of Jose Mourinho he not only improves the defence of every side he coaches, he is now the first manager in years to make Liverpool’s back four appear impenetrable. For a second consecutive season a sense of spectacle eluded English football’s most scrutinised game, although the only thing more boring than boring football is the debate about whether boring football is acceptable. David De Gea made a great save to keep the game goalless Credit: Reuters Managers are entitled to plan as they wish. Equally, please grant those of us subjected to such dreariness the courtesy of reporting what we see. This is not entertaining, nor thrilling. There was one meaningful shot for each side. It was football to slow the pulse. “A game of chess,” said Mourinho. Not quite. Bobby Fischer versus Boris Spassky was an edge-of-the-seat thriller in comparison. Validation can be measured in May. If this point wins United the title, they can make it the centrepiece of the DVD. Mourinho maps out a title win and cares little for scenic routes. Manchester is currently hosting two theatre troupes, one preferring the flamboyance of the cheeriest West End Musical; the other effectively indulging in the collected works of Samuel Beckett. You can admire both, but only one will get you skipping home. For now, sniping serves only to assist Mourinho as he settles his players into their bunker. “Let them (criticise). We’ll see where we are at the end of the season,” said defender Phil Jones, baulking at the idea United’s restraint was inappropriate. “What approach was that?” he quizzed. “Hard work and being solid is the nature of any team – whether you play Liverpool or Burnley away you don’t want to get beat. And if you can’t win the game, you make sure you don’t lose. That is the mentality we have in the dressing room. But ultimately we want to win every game. Klopp said that Liverpool wouldn't have been able to get away with shutting up shop like United did Credit: EPA “We would have liked to have three points but Anfield is a difficult place to come. Every time you come you get a cagey game. They’ve had a chance, we’ve had a good chance so a draw was probably fair.”  Jurgen Klopp’s current record is viewed through partisan lens. For those supportive he has lost two league games since last March, a few missed chances from turning numerous disheartening draws into mood-shifting wins. Others see an unsatisfactory league table, one win in the last eight fixtures in all competitions, and a side too far behind Manchester City. Klopp claimed he would not be allowed to play as cautiously as United. “I am sure we couldn't play like this at Liverpool. We cannot sit back and say 'Let's wait' – that is not possible,” he said. Evidently he has never been shown footage of the 2001 cup treble and run to the 2005 Champions League final. United’s obstinacy would be welcome when Liverpool need to protect slender leads.   Both teams are still striving for the right balance. If Liverpool acquire a little more of Mourinho’s defensive choreography - and United a smidgen of Klopp’s attacking idealism - this fixture might start living up to its billing.

Romelu Lukaku stands by his Premier League record after battling 'flat-track bully' jibes again

There was a stark admission from Romelu Lukaku as another glorified fixture passed him by. “Sometimes it is difficult when you play against the top teams and you play not to win and don't really create chances,” he said. In the interests of clarity, the Belgian was referencing his Everton career. Cynics will feel the observation equally applicable to Manchester United’s ultra-vigilance after their lifeless 0-0 draw. Lukaku was unable to banish ‘flat-track bully’ jibes - his isolation typified as he made fewer passes than Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet - but the £75 million man believes goals will flow against esteemed opponents. “Every time I played for Everton we had a different mindset coming into the game,” he said. Lukaku had United's only shot on target against Liverpool Credit: PA “I had a good time. I learned my trade over there. I am really grateful to the club no matter what happened.  “But now I am in a team where we want to win against the big teams and we want to win every game, so I think the situation will change. “I don't put pressure on myself. I think the biggest pressure game for me was the Super Cup against Real Madrid. “That was the game for me where everybody was looking at me and thinking will he do it there. I think it freed me from everything.” Lukaku had United’s one chance, shooting directly at Mignolet on 43 minutes. In fairness, such was the distance between him and supporting midfielders communication was only possible via homing pigeon. Lukaku stands by his record in the Premier League Credit: Getty Images “A lot of strikers in the league miss bigger chances than me and they score two goals - but with me it's always 'Rom did this, Rom did that' I don't know why. It's the standard people set,” he said.  “People will always say this and that, but my record in the Premier League is pretty good and I'm in a situation where the team is performing really well. “It's all about winning and trying to play as attractive football as we can, win all the time at all costs.” There was no such ambition here. Such is the genius of Jose Mourinho he not only improves the defence of every side he coaches, he is now the first manager in years to make Liverpool’s back four appear impenetrable. For a second consecutive season a sense of spectacle eluded English football’s most scrutinised game, although the only thing more boring than boring football is the debate about whether boring football is acceptable. David De Gea made a great save to keep the game goalless Credit: Reuters Managers are entitled to plan as they wish. Equally, please grant those of us subjected to such dreariness the courtesy of reporting what we see. This is not entertaining, nor thrilling. There was one meaningful shot for each side. It was football to slow the pulse. “A game of chess,” said Mourinho. Not quite. Bobby Fischer versus Boris Spassky was an edge-of-the-seat thriller in comparison. Validation can be measured in May. If this point wins United the title, they can make it the centrepiece of the DVD. Mourinho maps out a title win and cares little for scenic routes. Manchester is currently hosting two theatre troupes, one preferring the flamboyance of the cheeriest West End Musical; the other effectively indulging in the collected works of Samuel Beckett. You can admire both, but only one will get you skipping home. For now, sniping serves only to assist Mourinho as he settles his players into their bunker. “Let them (criticise). We’ll see where we are at the end of the season,” said defender Phil Jones, baulking at the idea United’s restraint was inappropriate. “What approach was that?” he quizzed. “Hard work and being solid is the nature of any team – whether you play Liverpool or Burnley away you don’t want to get beat. And if you can’t win the game, you make sure you don’t lose. That is the mentality we have in the dressing room. But ultimately we want to win every game. Klopp said that Liverpool wouldn't have been able to get away with shutting up shop like United did Credit: EPA “We would have liked to have three points but Anfield is a difficult place to come. Every time you come you get a cagey game. They’ve had a chance, we’ve had a good chance so a draw was probably fair.”  Jurgen Klopp’s current record is viewed through partisan lens. For those supportive he has lost two league games since last March, a few missed chances from turning numerous disheartening draws into mood-shifting wins. Others see an unsatisfactory league table, one win in the last eight fixtures in all competitions, and a side too far behind Manchester City. Klopp claimed he would not be allowed to play as cautiously as United. “I am sure we couldn't play like this at Liverpool. We cannot sit back and say 'Let's wait' – that is not possible,” he said. Evidently he has never been shown footage of the 2001 cup treble and run to the 2005 Champions League final. United’s obstinacy would be welcome when Liverpool need to protect slender leads.   Both teams are still striving for the right balance. If Liverpool acquire a little more of Mourinho’s defensive choreography - and United a smidgen of Klopp’s attacking idealism - this fixture might start living up to its billing.

Brighton 1 Everton 1: Wayne Rooney's late penalty saves a point... but what about Ronald Koeman's job?

Goodness knows what they made of this in India – although Ronald Koeman is probably more concerned of the reaction in Monaco, where Everton’s majority shareholder, Farhad Moshiri, resides. Having given the manager a vote of confidence going into the international break, after Everton’s woeful start to the season, Moshiri had added an important caveat: the fans “deserve better”. That already amounts to the ultimate get-out for a club owner navigating a line between publically supporting a manager and giving himself sufficient wriggle-room to still make a change if he has to and when Anthony Knockaert scored his first-ever Premier League goal, with just eight minutes to go, all eyes moved to the touchline and to Koeman. Despite his protestations, and his dismissive reaction when questioned about Everton’s significant spending last summer, Koeman has to be under pressure. The Dutchman has laid out his ambition at the club and is falling alarmingly short of that with a team that is simply failing to impress. This fixture was moved to a 1.30pm Sunday kick-off but was not shown live in the UK. Instead it was only Star Sport in India who picked up the Premier League’s invitation and until the last 10 minutes it really was a poor advert for the league and its continued plans for global expansion. But then, as ever with the Premier League, even the dullest of encounters can explode into life and there was a hectic, controversial finale which ultimately ended in a draw. Brighton celebrate French midfielder Anthony Knockaert's goal Credit: AFP It leaves both Brighton and Everton on eight points from eight matches and while Chris Hughton’s newly-promoted side will begrudgingly take that return – even if the manager understandably said it felt like a defeat – it is frankly not good enough for their opponents. The result leaves Everton in 16th place, with Brighton two places above on goal difference, and an even more damning statistic is the fact that the last away win in the league for Koeman’s side was back on January 21 at Crystal Palace. Everton will point to a difficult fixture list at the start of this campaign but they have now played Burnley at home and Brighton away in their last two matches and taken just a point – and that was grabbed through a 90th-minute penalty award when the desperation was becoming extreme. Everton did not deserve to lose but the games do not get any easier with Europa League matches against Lyon, Arsenal in the league and Chelsea in the Carabao Cup. The direction of their season in three competitions could well be decided in the next few weeks. Brighton keeper Matthew Ryan manages to deck not just Phil Jagielka but Shane Duffy as well Credit: Getty In a sense Wayne Rooney sums them up. The 31 year-old was deployed as a central striker and struggled. He appeared off the pace and out of touch and, in the second-half, complained vehemently that he was fouled when all that happened was he sloppily lost possession to gift Brighton a chance. And yet Rooney scored and had the coolness to roll the ball into the net to salvage a point with what was his last kick of the game before he was substituted. That goal also meant that only Frank Lampard (39), Andy Cole (38) and Alan Shearer (37) have scored against more different clubs in the Premier League than Rooney. Brighton are No 36 for him. Not that he deserved the headlines. He, like Everton, like Koeman have to do better than this. The penalty was a gift. It came from a free-kick with Brighton captain Bruno sticking out an arm and catching Dominic Calvert-Lewin. Although the home fans reacted angrily it was the right decision by referee Michael Oliver. In need of inspiration: Ronald Koeman ponders Credit: Action Images via Reuters Brighton claimed for penalties of their own – the ball striking Michael Keane’s arm as he blocked a powerful Lewis Dunk shot and Leighton Baines nudging Pascal Gross as they vied for a cross – while Everton claimed they should have had another, when the game was goalless, for a challenge on Gylfi Sigurdsson, and Davy Propper was perhaps fortunate only to be cautioned for a studs-up tackle on Idrissa Gueye. But there was precious little difference between the sides and how Hughton must rue the lack of an effective striker with Tomer Hemed suspended and Glenn Murray struggling. Brighton’s defence is rock-sold, though, with Dunk and Shane Duffy – although he, worryingly, went off injured – and record-signing Jose Izquierdo certainly made a difference when he came on as a substitute. Knockaert went agonisingly close as his goal-bound shot struck Keane but the Frenchman, the Championship player of the year, the fans favourite, did make the breakthrough. Bruno was involved in that also, bursting forward to cross low, picking out Izquierdo whose first-time shot was also blocked by Keane. It rebounded to Morgan Schneiderlin who was painfully slow to react with Gross closing him down and the ball squirted to Knockaert who knocked it past Jordan Pickford. It seemed destined to settle it but Everton fought back and, in fact, almost snatched it at the end through substitute Kevin Mirallas, only for goalkeeper Mathew Ryan to deny him with a superb double save. That would have been hard on Brighton and relief for Koeman. Instead it finished in an unsatisfactory draw. 3:25PM Time on ball (at full time) Possession: Brighton vs Everton 3:24PM Average touch positions (full time) Average touch positions (full time) 3:24PM GOAL! 1-1! Wayne Rooney has popped up with a late equaliser for Everton. Brighton 1 - 1 Everton (Wayne Rooney, 90 min) 3:21PM 90+ mins All exciting stuff here, now, terrific goalmouth scramble as Everton try everything to bundle it over the line. Mirallas having a couple of efforts beaten out by the hero Matt Ryan. Brighton hold firm, and that is the end of the match. First half was a wet weekend at the seaside, second half was a decent laugh. Quality highly questionable. Jason Burt will be here in just a minute to give you his thoughts. Cheers! 3:20PM 90+ mins Mirallas trips Gross, who was on the break, and takes the yellow. 3:19PM 89 mins It was a perfect penalty from Wayne. Right in the corner. Koeman now takes Rooney off and brings on Davies. 3:17PM Rooney from the spot! It's 1-1 3:16PM PENALTY EVERTON! Knockaert with a cynical foul to stop an Everton break. Hauls Niasse down. Clear yellow, accepts it without comment. That gives Everton a freekick. Siggy delivers it in. Bruno pushes Calvert-Lewin out the way from the freekick! Idiotic! Oliver has no hesitation. 3:15PM 86 mins Here's that man Izquierdo Mena again, he's causing all sorts. He slips it inside to Brown who lashes it at goal 3:13PM 85 mins Koeman out? He cannot have many more games left to play with. His response is to throw on Mirallas, Baines off. Brighton bring on Isaiah Brown for Glenn Murray. 3:11PM GOAL! 1-0. Anthony Knockaert has put Brighton ahead in the dying minutes! Izquierdo has been the difference maker since he came on and he has caused havoc in the Everton area here. Bruno got down the right, cut it to Iz.  He finds space, drills the shot at goal, and the desperate Evertonians parry it only as far as Knockaert. He has time to pick his spot, he slots it home, and the place goes wild! Brighton 1 - 0 Everton (Anthony Knockaert, 82 min) 3:09PM 81 mins Mind you, Gross is now sinned against in his turn! He's in the area, just about to receive the ball, and Baines knocks him over! 3:07PM 79 mins Everton argue for a penalty, and with just cause. Gross tugs back Sigur Ros and that's a spot-kick all day long to my mind. 3:04PM 76 mins Brighton go close again from the corner! Knockaert chips it in, headed back out but straight to the same player. He lashes it at goal from the narrow angle. Everton in desperate straits.  This game has been bad. Decision not to put it on TV totally vindicated.— Jack Pitt-Brooke (@JackPittBrooke) October 15, 2017 3:03PM 75 mins Izquierdo Mena robs it off Rooney, who is furious, thinks he''s been fouled. Izquierdo Mena cracks it at goal. Effort! Beaten behind for a corner. 3:02PM Time on ball (60 - 75 min) Possession: Brighton vs Everton 3:01PM 73 mins Wayne rolls back the years with a lovely bit of play, turning away from his man and playing a beaut of a cross in. Calvert-Lewin is in perfect position but his technique lets him down.  Uwe Hünemeier on for Duffy. And Izquierdo Mena on for Solly March. 2:58PM 70 mins Duffy down, hurt, unrelated to that. 2:57PM 69 mins Good freekick into the box. Duffy leaps, batters Pickford. Offside. La vie est belle. 2:56PM 68 mins Gueye comes off, Niasse on.  2:56PM 67 mins Sigurdsson hits it. Over the wall but half a goal width wide of the post. What's happened to this lad since he's moved to Goodison? 2:55PM 66 mins Bit of a soft foul from Brighton, giving the Toffeemen a handy freekick. Gylfi, Wayne and Leighton stand over the ball. 2:52PM 64 mins From the second of those corners, Duffy rises like a salmon, albeit a salmon in heavy boots, and heads wide. 2:52PM 61 mins This Propper's asking for it, he's now been involved in another contact with Gueye that ends with the Everton guy flat on his back. Brighton enjoying a bit of a moment. Couple corners. 2:51PM 59 mins Gross, to March, but the cross is no good.  2:47PM Time on ball (45 - 60 min) Possession: Brighton vs Everton 2:47PM 58 mins Much more enjoyable game now, it's opened up, played at a good pace. Some tackles going in. Minute or two prior to that shot where he slipped, Vlasic had cracked a decent effort at the goal. Also, Calvert-Lewin had found space for a header, but could not trouble the keeper. 2:45PM 56 mins Nice move from Everton, Vlasic into the box. He spins and shoots, but slips on the turf. Hard lines, that. Decent play 2:44PM 55 mins Ridiculous tackle from Propper. Studs up stamp on the shin of Gueye, as clear a red card as you will ever see and the Everton player is lucky he's not on his way to casualty. Just a yellow card. 2:38PM 47 mins When Vlasic and Sigurdsson get together, there are vague hints of a better tomorrow for Everton. The former sends the latter in here, okay cross, Duffy blocks. 2:36PM 46 mins Couldn't find any biscuits, so I've had a cup of tea and a Topic. Wayne? 2:17PM 45 mins Wayne! WAYNE! Biscuit. That's the half. It's nil nil. 2:17PM Time on ball (first half) Possession: Brighton vs Everton 2:16PM Average touch positions (half time) Average touch positions (half time) 2:15PM 42 mins I'm looking forward to my half time cup of tea and a biscuit, as indeed I suspect is Wayne Rooney, who has trudged around like a hungover man being made to go to Westfield by his better half on a weekend afternoon. 2:11PM The shot count is similar Brighton and Everton are evenly matched in attack so far - the vistors have fired in five shots to the hosts' three. Brighton vs Everton shots on goal 2:11PM 39 mins Stephens has an effort from distance but gets it all wrong. 2:11PM 37 mins March gets in behind Holgate, but dear old Phil J has read it, and tidies up. The game is even now. Everton were on top for the first 20, Brighton are now at parity, at least, but neither side has much in the way of quality. 2:06PM Brighton hit back Brighton have their first shot at goal, while Everton have registered four efforts so far. Brighton vs Everton shots on goal 2:05PM 33 mins This was a good little period for Brighton, they had a couple of corners. Dunk reckoned he should have a penalty for that block by Keane. I think not. Bit of class from Rooney, vision and touch for a no-look lay off. Gueye wallops a shot at goal. 2:03PM 31 mins Closest Brighton have come! A decent freekick, clearly a training ground job, finds Knockaert unattended at the edge of the box. He cracks it at goal. It's blocked. Dunk has a chance from a narrow angle, but the rangy number five wouldn't be the Seagulls' first choice to finish, and sure enough, he cannot. Keane blocks it, fair and square I'd say, although some Brighton folk think he used the hand. 2:01PM Time on ball (15 - 30 min) Possession: Brighton vs Everton 2:01PM Everton enjoying plenty of touches of the ball so far Everton have had 252 touches of the ball compared to 162 by Brighton. Brighton vs Everton 1:59PM 26 mins Shame Glenn Murray didn't time that run better, it was a nice ball from Solly March. 1:57PM 25 mins A decent Brighton attack flounders on an offside call against Murray. 1:56PM 22 mins Schneiderlin dives at the feet of an opponent. I don't mean he tries to win a penalty, I mean he just sort of lies in front of him like a very expensive French draft excluder. The opponent falls over, Everton get the freekick, which is nice. Gylfi Sigurpuss gets another chance to try a dead ball in. He's getting better with them. Dominic Calvert-Lewin heads it over, but he was never looking like scoring. 1:51PM 20 mins And here's Sigurdsson with a nice corner, well struck, and dangerous. Bundled away. 1:50PM 19 mins More like it! Sigurdsson links cleverly with Vlasic, they lay it off to Gueye and he hits a nice crisp shot. Smart save Ryan. Behind for a corner. 1:49PM 18 mins I hope Everton got a receipt for that one hundred billion dollars that they spent in the summer, because this looks a limited team. 1:49PM Time on ball (0 - 15 min) Possession: Brighton vs Everton 1:49PM Neither Brighton or Everton are testing the goalkeepers so far Tense opening quarter of an hour at Amex Stadium, as Brighton and Everton struggle to get shots on goal Brighton vs Everton shots on goal 1:46PM 14 mins They're both okay. 1:46PM 12 mins Duffy kicks Rooney. Sigurdsson’s freekick in... Mega keeper blast! Ball's lofted into the Brighton area. Goalkeeper Ryan comes hurtling out, this kid means business. He's laid out Phil Jags AND his own player, Duffy, in one fell swoop! 1:44PM 11 mins Brighton vs Everton 1:43PM 10 mins Here's Brighton on the front foot down the left. Schneiderlin in the enforcer role, trying to break up play. Decent defensive energy from Koeman's side. Once Everton win position though, they just... grind to  a halt. There are no runners. They just sort of wheel into position, by which time Brighton have got two lines of four and are solid as a bit of Brighton rock. 1:40PM 9 mins Atmosphere is absolutely excellent, fair play to those Sussex boys and girls. Nothing much to tell you about football-wise 1:39PM 8 mins Baines gets on the ball, looking to add a bit of drive and quality. It's head tennis at the moment. 1:36PM 5 mins I am enjoying the fight being shown by Brighton, here's Suttner snapping at the heels of Holgate and winning it. Brighton's only attacking/creative suggestion so far, however, has been to hit that long diagonal ball up towards their front two. 1:34PM 3 mins Brighton are getting a chance to play it around a bit, and their fans are roaring them on. Now they try to hit a long ball. 442 for them. 1:32PM 2 mins Phil Neville says that Vlasic and Calvert-Lewin being deployed out wide gives Everton the width and pace they have been sadly lacking. 1:31PM 1 mins There's an early freekick for Everton  but an awful delivery. 1:31PM Koeman looking a bit dishevelled Unshaven. Anyway. To footblal. 1:28PM Gross Point Blank Pascal Gross has been involved in 4 of Brighton’s 5 #PL goals and created 15 chances so far: 8 more than any of his teammates #BHAEVEpic.twitter.com/FiSs8DHEqU— Premier League (@premierleague) October 15, 2017 1:26PM The players are coming out at Brighton. It's 16th v 17th and you'd have to say that this is a fixture both clubs would dearly love to win. Big deal for both teams, big day in the career of Ronald Koeman. 1:22PM Koeman "We need to be ruthless. Critics? Ah, that's okay. That is football. You get critics, if you don't win." Everton have had a tough run of fixtures, haven't they? Things surely have to get easier over the next couple of months. Assuming he can keep his job, like. 1:21PM Referee! Referee! It's child whistler Michael Oliver, about whom each and every commentator is contractually obliged to note that he is 32 years old. So young! SO YOUNG!! 1:01PM Teams! Teams! Brighton: Ryan, Saltor, Duffy, Dunk, Suttner, March, Stephens,  Propper, Knockaert, Gross, Murray. Subs: Krul, Bong, Hunemeier,  Izquierdo, Schelotto, Brown, Molumby. Everton: Pickford, Holgate, Keane, Jagielka, Baines, Schneiderlin, Gueye, Vlasic, Sigurdsson, Calvert-Lewin, Rooney. Subs: Williams, Mirallas, Martina, Klaassen, Stekelenburg,  Davies, Niasse.  Referee: Michael Oliver (Northumberland)  12:59PM Toffees! Toffees! | Team news is in... pic.twitter.com/llI0QZv9t2— Everton (@Everton) October 15, 2017 12:58PM Seagulls! Seagulls! Here's how #BHAFC line up against @Everton at the Amex for today's @premierleague game. #BHAEVEpic.twitter.com/HJ3CBYokDK— BHAFC (@OfficialBHAFC) October 15, 2017 12:58PM Knockaert! Knockaert! TEAM NEWS Three changes to the @OfficialBHAFC line-up as Suttner, Murray & Knockaert come in for Bong, Izquierdo & Brown.#BHAEVEpic.twitter.com/8D0dFart6S— Premier League (@premierleague) October 15, 2017 12:57PM Rooney! Rooney! TEAM NEWS Wayne Rooney returns to the starting Everton XI, along with Jagielka & Holgate, in place of Niasse, Williams & Martina#BHAEVEpic.twitter.com/YG80icPCu3— Premier League (@premierleague) October 15, 2017 12:55PM Good afternoon sports fans We welcome you to our live of Brighton v Everton, kicking off at 1.30pm. The team news is incoming. 12:53PM Our match preview What is it? It's the Premier League clash between Brighton and Everton. When is it? Today, Sunday 15 October. What time is kick-off? 1.30pm What TV Channel is it on? Er, well, here's the thing. Despite it being moved to the convenient 1.30pm Sunday slot, it isn't being shown on UK TV. 20 best players in the Premier League: August 2017 Why was it moved then? The Premier League decided not to move it back to the traditional 3pm Saturday slot after neither Sky Sports or BT Sport jumped at the offer of showing it live. If you're in India, you're in luck. It will be shown live at 6pm in Mumbai as India’s Star Sports picked it up.  What's the team news? Phil Jagielka will return from injury for Everton after being sidelined since the Manchester United game. Seamus Coleman and Yannick Bolasie, however, remain ruled out.  Brighton will be missing Sam Baldock, Tomer Hemed and Beram Kayal. Hemed is serving the second of a three-match suspension. Phil Jagielka is expected to return to the Everton line-up Credit: Reuters What are the odds? Brighton to win 23/10 Draw 23/10 Everton 7/5 What's our prediction? Ronald Koeman's men to turn a corner and pick up a slender 1-0 win at the Amex Stadium.

Brighton 1 Everton 1: Wayne Rooney's late penalty saves a point... but what about Ronald Koeman's job?

Goodness knows what they made of this in India – although Ronald Koeman is probably more concerned of the reaction in Monaco, where Everton’s majority shareholder, Farhad Moshiri, resides. Having given the manager a vote of confidence going into the international break, after Everton’s woeful start to the season, Moshiri had added an important caveat: the fans “deserve better”. That already amounts to the ultimate get-out for a club owner navigating a line between publically supporting a manager and giving himself sufficient wriggle-room to still make a change if he has to and when Anthony Knockaert scored his first-ever Premier League goal, with just eight minutes to go, all eyes moved to the touchline and to Koeman. Despite his protestations, and his dismissive reaction when questioned about Everton’s significant spending last summer, Koeman has to be under pressure. The Dutchman has laid out his ambition at the club and is falling alarmingly short of that with a team that is simply failing to impress. This fixture was moved to a 1.30pm Sunday kick-off but was not shown live in the UK. Instead it was only Star Sport in India who picked up the Premier League’s invitation and until the last 10 minutes it really was a poor advert for the league and its continued plans for global expansion. But then, as ever with the Premier League, even the dullest of encounters can explode into life and there was a hectic, controversial finale which ultimately ended in a draw. Brighton celebrate French midfielder Anthony Knockaert's goal Credit: AFP It leaves both Brighton and Everton on eight points from eight matches and while Chris Hughton’s newly-promoted side will begrudgingly take that return – even if the manager understandably said it felt like a defeat – it is frankly not good enough for their opponents. The result leaves Everton in 16th place, with Brighton two places above on goal difference, and an even more damning statistic is the fact that the last away win in the league for Koeman’s side was back on January 21 at Crystal Palace. Everton will point to a difficult fixture list at the start of this campaign but they have now played Burnley at home and Brighton away in their last two matches and taken just a point – and that was grabbed through a 90th-minute penalty award when the desperation was becoming extreme. Everton did not deserve to lose but the games do not get any easier with Europa League matches against Lyon, Arsenal in the league and Chelsea in the Carabao Cup. The direction of their season in three competitions could well be decided in the next few weeks. Brighton keeper Matthew Ryan manages to deck not just Phil Jagielka but Shane Duffy as well Credit: Getty In a sense Wayne Rooney sums them up. The 31 year-old was deployed as a central striker and struggled. He appeared off the pace and out of touch and, in the second-half, complained vehemently that he was fouled when all that happened was he sloppily lost possession to gift Brighton a chance. And yet Rooney scored and had the coolness to roll the ball into the net to salvage a point with what was his last kick of the game before he was substituted. That goal also meant that only Frank Lampard (39), Andy Cole (38) and Alan Shearer (37) have scored against more different clubs in the Premier League than Rooney. Brighton are No 36 for him. Not that he deserved the headlines. He, like Everton, like Koeman have to do better than this. The penalty was a gift. It came from a free-kick with Brighton captain Bruno sticking out an arm and catching Dominic Calvert-Lewin. Although the home fans reacted angrily it was the right decision by referee Michael Oliver. In need of inspiration: Ronald Koeman ponders Credit: Action Images via Reuters Brighton claimed for penalties of their own – the ball striking Michael Keane’s arm as he blocked a powerful Lewis Dunk shot and Leighton Baines nudging Pascal Gross as they vied for a cross – while Everton claimed they should have had another, when the game was goalless, for a challenge on Gylfi Sigurdsson, and Davy Propper was perhaps fortunate only to be cautioned for a studs-up tackle on Idrissa Gueye. But there was precious little difference between the sides and how Hughton must rue the lack of an effective striker with Tomer Hemed suspended and Glenn Murray struggling. Brighton’s defence is rock-sold, though, with Dunk and Shane Duffy – although he, worryingly, went off injured – and record-signing Jose Izquierdo certainly made a difference when he came on as a substitute. Knockaert went agonisingly close as his goal-bound shot struck Keane but the Frenchman, the Championship player of the year, the fans favourite, did make the breakthrough. Bruno was involved in that also, bursting forward to cross low, picking out Izquierdo whose first-time shot was also blocked by Keane. It rebounded to Morgan Schneiderlin who was painfully slow to react with Gross closing him down and the ball squirted to Knockaert who knocked it past Jordan Pickford. It seemed destined to settle it but Everton fought back and, in fact, almost snatched it at the end through substitute Kevin Mirallas, only for goalkeeper Mathew Ryan to deny him with a superb double save. That would have been hard on Brighton and relief for Koeman. Instead it finished in an unsatisfactory draw. 3:25PM Time on ball (at full time) Possession: Brighton vs Everton 3:24PM Average touch positions (full time) Average touch positions (full time) 3:24PM GOAL! 1-1! Wayne Rooney has popped up with a late equaliser for Everton. Brighton 1 - 1 Everton (Wayne Rooney, 90 min) 3:21PM 90+ mins All exciting stuff here, now, terrific goalmouth scramble as Everton try everything to bundle it over the line. Mirallas having a couple of efforts beaten out by the hero Matt Ryan. Brighton hold firm, and that is the end of the match. First half was a wet weekend at the seaside, second half was a decent laugh. Quality highly questionable. Jason Burt will be here in just a minute to give you his thoughts. Cheers! 3:20PM 90+ mins Mirallas trips Gross, who was on the break, and takes the yellow. 3:19PM 89 mins It was a perfect penalty from Wayne. Right in the corner. Koeman now takes Rooney off and brings on Davies. 3:17PM Rooney from the spot! It's 1-1 3:16PM PENALTY EVERTON! Knockaert with a cynical foul to stop an Everton break. Hauls Niasse down. Clear yellow, accepts it without comment. That gives Everton a freekick. Siggy delivers it in. Bruno pushes Calvert-Lewin out the way from the freekick! Idiotic! Oliver has no hesitation. 3:15PM 86 mins Here's that man Izquierdo Mena again, he's causing all sorts. He slips it inside to Brown who lashes it at goal 3:13PM 85 mins Koeman out? He cannot have many more games left to play with. His response is to throw on Mirallas, Baines off. Brighton bring on Isaiah Brown for Glenn Murray. 3:11PM GOAL! 1-0. Anthony Knockaert has put Brighton ahead in the dying minutes! Izquierdo has been the difference maker since he came on and he has caused havoc in the Everton area here. Bruno got down the right, cut it to Iz.  He finds space, drills the shot at goal, and the desperate Evertonians parry it only as far as Knockaert. He has time to pick his spot, he slots it home, and the place goes wild! Brighton 1 - 0 Everton (Anthony Knockaert, 82 min) 3:09PM 81 mins Mind you, Gross is now sinned against in his turn! He's in the area, just about to receive the ball, and Baines knocks him over! 3:07PM 79 mins Everton argue for a penalty, and with just cause. Gross tugs back Sigur Ros and that's a spot-kick all day long to my mind. 3:04PM 76 mins Brighton go close again from the corner! Knockaert chips it in, headed back out but straight to the same player. He lashes it at goal from the narrow angle. Everton in desperate straits.  This game has been bad. Decision not to put it on TV totally vindicated.— Jack Pitt-Brooke (@JackPittBrooke) October 15, 2017 3:03PM 75 mins Izquierdo Mena robs it off Rooney, who is furious, thinks he''s been fouled. Izquierdo Mena cracks it at goal. Effort! Beaten behind for a corner. 3:02PM Time on ball (60 - 75 min) Possession: Brighton vs Everton 3:01PM 73 mins Wayne rolls back the years with a lovely bit of play, turning away from his man and playing a beaut of a cross in. Calvert-Lewin is in perfect position but his technique lets him down.  Uwe Hünemeier on for Duffy. And Izquierdo Mena on for Solly March. 2:58PM 70 mins Duffy down, hurt, unrelated to that. 2:57PM 69 mins Good freekick into the box. Duffy leaps, batters Pickford. Offside. La vie est belle. 2:56PM 68 mins Gueye comes off, Niasse on.  2:56PM 67 mins Sigurdsson hits it. Over the wall but half a goal width wide of the post. What's happened to this lad since he's moved to Goodison? 2:55PM 66 mins Bit of a soft foul from Brighton, giving the Toffeemen a handy freekick. Gylfi, Wayne and Leighton stand over the ball. 2:52PM 64 mins From the second of those corners, Duffy rises like a salmon, albeit a salmon in heavy boots, and heads wide. 2:52PM 61 mins This Propper's asking for it, he's now been involved in another contact with Gueye that ends with the Everton guy flat on his back. Brighton enjoying a bit of a moment. Couple corners. 2:51PM 59 mins Gross, to March, but the cross is no good.  2:47PM Time on ball (45 - 60 min) Possession: Brighton vs Everton 2:47PM 58 mins Much more enjoyable game now, it's opened up, played at a good pace. Some tackles going in. Minute or two prior to that shot where he slipped, Vlasic had cracked a decent effort at the goal. Also, Calvert-Lewin had found space for a header, but could not trouble the keeper. 2:45PM 56 mins Nice move from Everton, Vlasic into the box. He spins and shoots, but slips on the turf. Hard lines, that. Decent play 2:44PM 55 mins Ridiculous tackle from Propper. Studs up stamp on the shin of Gueye, as clear a red card as you will ever see and the Everton player is lucky he's not on his way to casualty. Just a yellow card. 2:38PM 47 mins When Vlasic and Sigurdsson get together, there are vague hints of a better tomorrow for Everton. The former sends the latter in here, okay cross, Duffy blocks. 2:36PM 46 mins Couldn't find any biscuits, so I've had a cup of tea and a Topic. Wayne? 2:17PM 45 mins Wayne! WAYNE! Biscuit. That's the half. It's nil nil. 2:17PM Time on ball (first half) Possession: Brighton vs Everton 2:16PM Average touch positions (half time) Average touch positions (half time) 2:15PM 42 mins I'm looking forward to my half time cup of tea and a biscuit, as indeed I suspect is Wayne Rooney, who has trudged around like a hungover man being made to go to Westfield by his better half on a weekend afternoon. 2:11PM The shot count is similar Brighton and Everton are evenly matched in attack so far - the vistors have fired in five shots to the hosts' three. Brighton vs Everton shots on goal 2:11PM 39 mins Stephens has an effort from distance but gets it all wrong. 2:11PM 37 mins March gets in behind Holgate, but dear old Phil J has read it, and tidies up. The game is even now. Everton were on top for the first 20, Brighton are now at parity, at least, but neither side has much in the way of quality. 2:06PM Brighton hit back Brighton have their first shot at goal, while Everton have registered four efforts so far. Brighton vs Everton shots on goal 2:05PM 33 mins This was a good little period for Brighton, they had a couple of corners. Dunk reckoned he should have a penalty for that block by Keane. I think not. Bit of class from Rooney, vision and touch for a no-look lay off. Gueye wallops a shot at goal. 2:03PM 31 mins Closest Brighton have come! A decent freekick, clearly a training ground job, finds Knockaert unattended at the edge of the box. He cracks it at goal. It's blocked. Dunk has a chance from a narrow angle, but the rangy number five wouldn't be the Seagulls' first choice to finish, and sure enough, he cannot. Keane blocks it, fair and square I'd say, although some Brighton folk think he used the hand. 2:01PM Time on ball (15 - 30 min) Possession: Brighton vs Everton 2:01PM Everton enjoying plenty of touches of the ball so far Everton have had 252 touches of the ball compared to 162 by Brighton. Brighton vs Everton 1:59PM 26 mins Shame Glenn Murray didn't time that run better, it was a nice ball from Solly March. 1:57PM 25 mins A decent Brighton attack flounders on an offside call against Murray. 1:56PM 22 mins Schneiderlin dives at the feet of an opponent. I don't mean he tries to win a penalty, I mean he just sort of lies in front of him like a very expensive French draft excluder. The opponent falls over, Everton get the freekick, which is nice. Gylfi Sigurpuss gets another chance to try a dead ball in. He's getting better with them. Dominic Calvert-Lewin heads it over, but he was never looking like scoring. 1:51PM 20 mins And here's Sigurdsson with a nice corner, well struck, and dangerous. Bundled away. 1:50PM 19 mins More like it! Sigurdsson links cleverly with Vlasic, they lay it off to Gueye and he hits a nice crisp shot. Smart save Ryan. Behind for a corner. 1:49PM 18 mins I hope Everton got a receipt for that one hundred billion dollars that they spent in the summer, because this looks a limited team. 1:49PM Time on ball (0 - 15 min) Possession: Brighton vs Everton 1:49PM Neither Brighton or Everton are testing the goalkeepers so far Tense opening quarter of an hour at Amex Stadium, as Brighton and Everton struggle to get shots on goal Brighton vs Everton shots on goal 1:46PM 14 mins They're both okay. 1:46PM 12 mins Duffy kicks Rooney. Sigurdsson’s freekick in... Mega keeper blast! Ball's lofted into the Brighton area. Goalkeeper Ryan comes hurtling out, this kid means business. He's laid out Phil Jags AND his own player, Duffy, in one fell swoop! 1:44PM 11 mins Brighton vs Everton 1:43PM 10 mins Here's Brighton on the front foot down the left. Schneiderlin in the enforcer role, trying to break up play. Decent defensive energy from Koeman's side. Once Everton win position though, they just... grind to  a halt. There are no runners. They just sort of wheel into position, by which time Brighton have got two lines of four and are solid as a bit of Brighton rock. 1:40PM 9 mins Atmosphere is absolutely excellent, fair play to those Sussex boys and girls. Nothing much to tell you about football-wise 1:39PM 8 mins Baines gets on the ball, looking to add a bit of drive and quality. It's head tennis at the moment. 1:36PM 5 mins I am enjoying the fight being shown by Brighton, here's Suttner snapping at the heels of Holgate and winning it. Brighton's only attacking/creative suggestion so far, however, has been to hit that long diagonal ball up towards their front two. 1:34PM 3 mins Brighton are getting a chance to play it around a bit, and their fans are roaring them on. Now they try to hit a long ball. 442 for them. 1:32PM 2 mins Phil Neville says that Vlasic and Calvert-Lewin being deployed out wide gives Everton the width and pace they have been sadly lacking. 1:31PM 1 mins There's an early freekick for Everton  but an awful delivery. 1:31PM Koeman looking a bit dishevelled Unshaven. Anyway. To footblal. 1:28PM Gross Point Blank Pascal Gross has been involved in 4 of Brighton’s 5 #PL goals and created 15 chances so far: 8 more than any of his teammates #BHAEVEpic.twitter.com/FiSs8DHEqU— Premier League (@premierleague) October 15, 2017 1:26PM The players are coming out at Brighton. It's 16th v 17th and you'd have to say that this is a fixture both clubs would dearly love to win. Big deal for both teams, big day in the career of Ronald Koeman. 1:22PM Koeman "We need to be ruthless. Critics? Ah, that's okay. That is football. You get critics, if you don't win." Everton have had a tough run of fixtures, haven't they? Things surely have to get easier over the next couple of months. Assuming he can keep his job, like. 1:21PM Referee! Referee! It's child whistler Michael Oliver, about whom each and every commentator is contractually obliged to note that he is 32 years old. So young! SO YOUNG!! 1:01PM Teams! Teams! Brighton: Ryan, Saltor, Duffy, Dunk, Suttner, March, Stephens,  Propper, Knockaert, Gross, Murray. Subs: Krul, Bong, Hunemeier,  Izquierdo, Schelotto, Brown, Molumby. Everton: Pickford, Holgate, Keane, Jagielka, Baines, Schneiderlin, Gueye, Vlasic, Sigurdsson, Calvert-Lewin, Rooney. Subs: Williams, Mirallas, Martina, Klaassen, Stekelenburg,  Davies, Niasse.  Referee: Michael Oliver (Northumberland)  12:59PM Toffees! Toffees! | Team news is in... pic.twitter.com/llI0QZv9t2— Everton (@Everton) October 15, 2017 12:58PM Seagulls! Seagulls! Here's how #BHAFC line up against @Everton at the Amex for today's @premierleague game. #BHAEVEpic.twitter.com/HJ3CBYokDK— BHAFC (@OfficialBHAFC) October 15, 2017 12:58PM Knockaert! Knockaert! TEAM NEWS Three changes to the @OfficialBHAFC line-up as Suttner, Murray & Knockaert come in for Bong, Izquierdo & Brown.#BHAEVEpic.twitter.com/8D0dFart6S— Premier League (@premierleague) October 15, 2017 12:57PM Rooney! Rooney! TEAM NEWS Wayne Rooney returns to the starting Everton XI, along with Jagielka & Holgate, in place of Niasse, Williams & Martina#BHAEVEpic.twitter.com/YG80icPCu3— Premier League (@premierleague) October 15, 2017 12:55PM Good afternoon sports fans We welcome you to our live of Brighton v Everton, kicking off at 1.30pm. The team news is incoming. 12:53PM Our match preview What is it? It's the Premier League clash between Brighton and Everton. When is it? Today, Sunday 15 October. What time is kick-off? 1.30pm What TV Channel is it on? Er, well, here's the thing. Despite it being moved to the convenient 1.30pm Sunday slot, it isn't being shown on UK TV. 20 best players in the Premier League: August 2017 Why was it moved then? The Premier League decided not to move it back to the traditional 3pm Saturday slot after neither Sky Sports or BT Sport jumped at the offer of showing it live. If you're in India, you're in luck. It will be shown live at 6pm in Mumbai as India’s Star Sports picked it up.  What's the team news? Phil Jagielka will return from injury for Everton after being sidelined since the Manchester United game. Seamus Coleman and Yannick Bolasie, however, remain ruled out.  Brighton will be missing Sam Baldock, Tomer Hemed and Beram Kayal. Hemed is serving the second of a three-match suspension. Phil Jagielka is expected to return to the Everton line-up Credit: Reuters What are the odds? Brighton to win 23/10 Draw 23/10 Everton 7/5 What's our prediction? Ronald Koeman's men to turn a corner and pick up a slender 1-0 win at the Amex Stadium.

Brighton 1 Everton 1: Wayne Rooney's late penalty saves a point... but what about Ronald Koeman's job?

Goodness knows what they made of this in India – although Ronald Koeman is probably more concerned of the reaction in Monaco, where Everton’s majority shareholder, Farhad Moshiri, resides. Having given the manager a vote of confidence going into the international break, after Everton’s woeful start to the season, Moshiri had added an important caveat: the fans “deserve better”. That already amounts to the ultimate get-out for a club owner navigating a line between publically supporting a manager and giving himself sufficient wriggle-room to still make a change if he has to and when Anthony Knockaert scored his first-ever Premier League goal, with just eight minutes to go, all eyes moved to the touchline and to Koeman. Despite his protestations, and his dismissive reaction when questioned about Everton’s significant spending last summer, Koeman has to be under pressure. The Dutchman has laid out his ambition at the club and is falling alarmingly short of that with a team that is simply failing to impress. This fixture was moved to a 1.30pm Sunday kick-off but was not shown live in the UK. Instead it was only Star Sport in India who picked up the Premier League’s invitation and until the last 10 minutes it really was a poor advert for the league and its continued plans for global expansion. But then, as ever with the Premier League, even the dullest of encounters can explode into life and there was a hectic, controversial finale which ultimately ended in a draw. Brighton celebrate French midfielder Anthony Knockaert's goal Credit: AFP It leaves both Brighton and Everton on eight points from eight matches and while Chris Hughton’s newly-promoted side will begrudgingly take that return – even if the manager understandably said it felt like a defeat – it is frankly not good enough for their opponents. The result leaves Everton in 16th place, with Brighton two places above on goal difference, and an even more damning statistic is the fact that the last away win in the league for Koeman’s side was back on January 21 at Crystal Palace. Everton will point to a difficult fixture list at the start of this campaign but they have now played Burnley at home and Brighton away in their last two matches and taken just a point – and that was grabbed through a 90th-minute penalty award when the desperation was becoming extreme. Everton did not deserve to lose but the games do not get any easier with Europa League matches against Lyon, Arsenal in the league and Chelsea in the Carabao Cup. The direction of their season in three competitions could well be decided in the next few weeks. Brighton keeper Matthew Ryan manages to deck not just Phil Jagielka but Shane Duffy as well Credit: Getty In a sense Wayne Rooney sums them up. The 31 year-old was deployed as a central striker and struggled. He appeared off the pace and out of touch and, in the second-half, complained vehemently that he was fouled when all that happened was he sloppily lost possession to gift Brighton a chance. And yet Rooney scored and had the coolness to roll the ball into the net to salvage a point with what was his last kick of the game before he was substituted. That goal also meant that only Frank Lampard (39), Andy Cole (38) and Alan Shearer (37) have scored against more different clubs in the Premier League than Rooney. Brighton are No 36 for him. Not that he deserved the headlines. He, like Everton, like Koeman have to do better than this. The penalty was a gift. It came from a free-kick with Brighton captain Bruno sticking out an arm and catching Dominic Calvert-Lewin. Although the home fans reacted angrily it was the right decision by referee Michael Oliver. In need of inspiration: Ronald Koeman ponders Credit: Action Images via Reuters Brighton claimed for penalties of their own – the ball striking Michael Keane’s arm as he blocked a powerful Lewis Dunk shot and Leighton Baines nudging Pascal Gross as they vied for a cross – while Everton claimed they should have had another, when the game was goalless, for a challenge on Gylfi Sigurdsson, and Davy Propper was perhaps fortunate only to be cautioned for a studs-up tackle on Idrissa Gueye. But there was precious little difference between the sides and how Hughton must rue the lack of an effective striker with Tomer Hemed suspended and Glenn Murray struggling. Brighton’s defence is rock-sold, though, with Dunk and Shane Duffy – although he, worryingly, went off injured – and record-signing Jose Izquierdo certainly made a difference when he came on as a substitute. Knockaert went agonisingly close as his goal-bound shot struck Keane but the Frenchman, the Championship player of the year, the fans favourite, did make the breakthrough. Bruno was involved in that also, bursting forward to cross low, picking out Izquierdo whose first-time shot was also blocked by Keane. It rebounded to Morgan Schneiderlin who was painfully slow to react with Gross closing him down and the ball squirted to Knockaert who knocked it past Jordan Pickford. It seemed destined to settle it but Everton fought back and, in fact, almost snatched it at the end through substitute Kevin Mirallas, only for goalkeeper Mathew Ryan to deny him with a superb double save. That would have been hard on Brighton and relief for Koeman. Instead it finished in an unsatisfactory draw. 3:25PM Time on ball (at full time) Possession: Brighton vs Everton 3:24PM Average touch positions (full time) Average touch positions (full time) 3:24PM GOAL! 1-1! Wayne Rooney has popped up with a late equaliser for Everton. Brighton 1 - 1 Everton (Wayne Rooney, 90 min) 3:21PM 90+ mins All exciting stuff here, now, terrific goalmouth scramble as Everton try everything to bundle it over the line. Mirallas having a couple of efforts beaten out by the hero Matt Ryan. Brighton hold firm, and that is the end of the match. First half was a wet weekend at the seaside, second half was a decent laugh. Quality highly questionable. Jason Burt will be here in just a minute to give you his thoughts. Cheers! 3:20PM 90+ mins Mirallas trips Gross, who was on the break, and takes the yellow. 3:19PM 89 mins It was a perfect penalty from Wayne. Right in the corner. Koeman now takes Rooney off and brings on Davies. 3:17PM Rooney from the spot! It's 1-1 3:16PM PENALTY EVERTON! Knockaert with a cynical foul to stop an Everton break. Hauls Niasse down. Clear yellow, accepts it without comment. That gives Everton a freekick. Siggy delivers it in. Bruno pushes Calvert-Lewin out the way from the freekick! Idiotic! Oliver has no hesitation. 3:15PM 86 mins Here's that man Izquierdo Mena again, he's causing all sorts. He slips it inside to Brown who lashes it at goal 3:13PM 85 mins Koeman out? He cannot have many more games left to play with. His response is to throw on Mirallas, Baines off. Brighton bring on Isaiah Brown for Glenn Murray. 3:11PM GOAL! 1-0. Anthony Knockaert has put Brighton ahead in the dying minutes! Izquierdo has been the difference maker since he came on and he has caused havoc in the Everton area here. Bruno got down the right, cut it to Iz.  He finds space, drills the shot at goal, and the desperate Evertonians parry it only as far as Knockaert. He has time to pick his spot, he slots it home, and the place goes wild! Brighton 1 - 0 Everton (Anthony Knockaert, 82 min) 3:09PM 81 mins Mind you, Gross is now sinned against in his turn! He's in the area, just about to receive the ball, and Baines knocks him over! 3:07PM 79 mins Everton argue for a penalty, and with just cause. Gross tugs back Sigur Ros and that's a spot-kick all day long to my mind. 3:04PM 76 mins Brighton go close again from the corner! Knockaert chips it in, headed back out but straight to the same player. He lashes it at goal from the narrow angle. Everton in desperate straits.  This game has been bad. Decision not to put it on TV totally vindicated.— Jack Pitt-Brooke (@JackPittBrooke) October 15, 2017 3:03PM 75 mins Izquierdo Mena robs it off Rooney, who is furious, thinks he''s been fouled. Izquierdo Mena cracks it at goal. Effort! Beaten behind for a corner. 3:02PM Time on ball (60 - 75 min) Possession: Brighton vs Everton 3:01PM 73 mins Wayne rolls back the years with a lovely bit of play, turning away from his man and playing a beaut of a cross in. Calvert-Lewin is in perfect position but his technique lets him down.  Uwe Hünemeier on for Duffy. And Izquierdo Mena on for Solly March. 2:58PM 70 mins Duffy down, hurt, unrelated to that. 2:57PM 69 mins Good freekick into the box. Duffy leaps, batters Pickford. Offside. La vie est belle. 2:56PM 68 mins Gueye comes off, Niasse on.  2:56PM 67 mins Sigurdsson hits it. Over the wall but half a goal width wide of the post. What's happened to this lad since he's moved to Goodison? 2:55PM 66 mins Bit of a soft foul from Brighton, giving the Toffeemen a handy freekick. Gylfi, Wayne and Leighton stand over the ball. 2:52PM 64 mins From the second of those corners, Duffy rises like a salmon, albeit a salmon in heavy boots, and heads wide. 2:52PM 61 mins This Propper's asking for it, he's now been involved in another contact with Gueye that ends with the Everton guy flat on his back. Brighton enjoying a bit of a moment. Couple corners. 2:51PM 59 mins Gross, to March, but the cross is no good.  2:47PM Time on ball (45 - 60 min) Possession: Brighton vs Everton 2:47PM 58 mins Much more enjoyable game now, it's opened up, played at a good pace. Some tackles going in. Minute or two prior to that shot where he slipped, Vlasic had cracked a decent effort at the goal. Also, Calvert-Lewin had found space for a header, but could not trouble the keeper. 2:45PM 56 mins Nice move from Everton, Vlasic into the box. He spins and shoots, but slips on the turf. Hard lines, that. Decent play 2:44PM 55 mins Ridiculous tackle from Propper. Studs up stamp on the shin of Gueye, as clear a red card as you will ever see and the Everton player is lucky he's not on his way to casualty. Just a yellow card. 2:38PM 47 mins When Vlasic and Sigurdsson get together, there are vague hints of a better tomorrow for Everton. The former sends the latter in here, okay cross, Duffy blocks. 2:36PM 46 mins Couldn't find any biscuits, so I've had a cup of tea and a Topic. Wayne? 2:17PM 45 mins Wayne! WAYNE! Biscuit. That's the half. It's nil nil. 2:17PM Time on ball (first half) Possession: Brighton vs Everton 2:16PM Average touch positions (half time) Average touch positions (half time) 2:15PM 42 mins I'm looking forward to my half time cup of tea and a biscuit, as indeed I suspect is Wayne Rooney, who has trudged around like a hungover man being made to go to Westfield by his better half on a weekend afternoon. 2:11PM The shot count is similar Brighton and Everton are evenly matched in attack so far - the vistors have fired in five shots to the hosts' three. Brighton vs Everton shots on goal 2:11PM 39 mins Stephens has an effort from distance but gets it all wrong. 2:11PM 37 mins March gets in behind Holgate, but dear old Phil J has read it, and tidies up. The game is even now. Everton were on top for the first 20, Brighton are now at parity, at least, but neither side has much in the way of quality. 2:06PM Brighton hit back Brighton have their first shot at goal, while Everton have registered four efforts so far. Brighton vs Everton shots on goal 2:05PM 33 mins This was a good little period for Brighton, they had a couple of corners. Dunk reckoned he should have a penalty for that block by Keane. I think not. Bit of class from Rooney, vision and touch for a no-look lay off. Gueye wallops a shot at goal. 2:03PM 31 mins Closest Brighton have come! A decent freekick, clearly a training ground job, finds Knockaert unattended at the edge of the box. He cracks it at goal. It's blocked. Dunk has a chance from a narrow angle, but the rangy number five wouldn't be the Seagulls' first choice to finish, and sure enough, he cannot. Keane blocks it, fair and square I'd say, although some Brighton folk think he used the hand. 2:01PM Time on ball (15 - 30 min) Possession: Brighton vs Everton 2:01PM Everton enjoying plenty of touches of the ball so far Everton have had 252 touches of the ball compared to 162 by Brighton. Brighton vs Everton 1:59PM 26 mins Shame Glenn Murray didn't time that run better, it was a nice ball from Solly March. 1:57PM 25 mins A decent Brighton attack flounders on an offside call against Murray. 1:56PM 22 mins Schneiderlin dives at the feet of an opponent. I don't mean he tries to win a penalty, I mean he just sort of lies in front of him like a very expensive French draft excluder. The opponent falls over, Everton get the freekick, which is nice. Gylfi Sigurpuss gets another chance to try a dead ball in. He's getting better with them. Dominic Calvert-Lewin heads it over, but he was never looking like scoring. 1:51PM 20 mins And here's Sigurdsson with a nice corner, well struck, and dangerous. Bundled away. 1:50PM 19 mins More like it! Sigurdsson links cleverly with Vlasic, they lay it off to Gueye and he hits a nice crisp shot. Smart save Ryan. Behind for a corner. 1:49PM 18 mins I hope Everton got a receipt for that one hundred billion dollars that they spent in the summer, because this looks a limited team. 1:49PM Time on ball (0 - 15 min) Possession: Brighton vs Everton 1:49PM Neither Brighton or Everton are testing the goalkeepers so far Tense opening quarter of an hour at Amex Stadium, as Brighton and Everton struggle to get shots on goal Brighton vs Everton shots on goal 1:46PM 14 mins They're both okay. 1:46PM 12 mins Duffy kicks Rooney. Sigurdsson’s freekick in... Mega keeper blast! Ball's lofted into the Brighton area. Goalkeeper Ryan comes hurtling out, this kid means business. He's laid out Phil Jags AND his own player, Duffy, in one fell swoop! 1:44PM 11 mins Brighton vs Everton 1:43PM 10 mins Here's Brighton on the front foot down the left. Schneiderlin in the enforcer role, trying to break up play. Decent defensive energy from Koeman's side. Once Everton win position though, they just... grind to  a halt. There are no runners. They just sort of wheel into position, by which time Brighton have got two lines of four and are solid as a bit of Brighton rock. 1:40PM 9 mins Atmosphere is absolutely excellent, fair play to those Sussex boys and girls. Nothing much to tell you about football-wise 1:39PM 8 mins Baines gets on the ball, looking to add a bit of drive and quality. It's head tennis at the moment. 1:36PM 5 mins I am enjoying the fight being shown by Brighton, here's Suttner snapping at the heels of Holgate and winning it. Brighton's only attacking/creative suggestion so far, however, has been to hit that long diagonal ball up towards their front two. 1:34PM 3 mins Brighton are getting a chance to play it around a bit, and their fans are roaring them on. Now they try to hit a long ball. 442 for them. 1:32PM 2 mins Phil Neville says that Vlasic and Calvert-Lewin being deployed out wide gives Everton the width and pace they have been sadly lacking. 1:31PM 1 mins There's an early freekick for Everton  but an awful delivery. 1:31PM Koeman looking a bit dishevelled Unshaven. Anyway. To footblal. 1:28PM Gross Point Blank Pascal Gross has been involved in 4 of Brighton’s 5 #PL goals and created 15 chances so far: 8 more than any of his teammates #BHAEVEpic.twitter.com/FiSs8DHEqU— Premier League (@premierleague) October 15, 2017 1:26PM The players are coming out at Brighton. It's 16th v 17th and you'd have to say that this is a fixture both clubs would dearly love to win. Big deal for both teams, big day in the career of Ronald Koeman. 1:22PM Koeman "We need to be ruthless. Critics? Ah, that's okay. That is football. You get critics, if you don't win." Everton have had a tough run of fixtures, haven't they? Things surely have to get easier over the next couple of months. Assuming he can keep his job, like. 1:21PM Referee! Referee! It's child whistler Michael Oliver, about whom each and every commentator is contractually obliged to note that he is 32 years old. So young! SO YOUNG!! 1:01PM Teams! Teams! Brighton: Ryan, Saltor, Duffy, Dunk, Suttner, March, Stephens,  Propper, Knockaert, Gross, Murray. Subs: Krul, Bong, Hunemeier,  Izquierdo, Schelotto, Brown, Molumby. Everton: Pickford, Holgate, Keane, Jagielka, Baines, Schneiderlin, Gueye, Vlasic, Sigurdsson, Calvert-Lewin, Rooney. Subs: Williams, Mirallas, Martina, Klaassen, Stekelenburg,  Davies, Niasse.  Referee: Michael Oliver (Northumberland)  12:59PM Toffees! Toffees! | Team news is in... pic.twitter.com/llI0QZv9t2— Everton (@Everton) October 15, 2017 12:58PM Seagulls! Seagulls! Here's how #BHAFC line up against @Everton at the Amex for today's @premierleague game. #BHAEVEpic.twitter.com/HJ3CBYokDK— BHAFC (@OfficialBHAFC) October 15, 2017 12:58PM Knockaert! Knockaert! TEAM NEWS Three changes to the @OfficialBHAFC line-up as Suttner, Murray & Knockaert come in for Bong, Izquierdo & Brown.#BHAEVEpic.twitter.com/8D0dFart6S— Premier League (@premierleague) October 15, 2017 12:57PM Rooney! Rooney! TEAM NEWS Wayne Rooney returns to the starting Everton XI, along with Jagielka & Holgate, in place of Niasse, Williams & Martina#BHAEVEpic.twitter.com/YG80icPCu3— Premier League (@premierleague) October 15, 2017 12:55PM Good afternoon sports fans We welcome you to our live of Brighton v Everton, kicking off at 1.30pm. The team news is incoming. 12:53PM Our match preview What is it? It's the Premier League clash between Brighton and Everton. When is it? Today, Sunday 15 October. What time is kick-off? 1.30pm What TV Channel is it on? Er, well, here's the thing. Despite it being moved to the convenient 1.30pm Sunday slot, it isn't being shown on UK TV. 20 best players in the Premier League: August 2017 Why was it moved then? The Premier League decided not to move it back to the traditional 3pm Saturday slot after neither Sky Sports or BT Sport jumped at the offer of showing it live. If you're in India, you're in luck. It will be shown live at 6pm in Mumbai as India’s Star Sports picked it up.  What's the team news? Phil Jagielka will return from injury for Everton after being sidelined since the Manchester United game. Seamus Coleman and Yannick Bolasie, however, remain ruled out.  Brighton will be missing Sam Baldock, Tomer Hemed and Beram Kayal. Hemed is serving the second of a three-match suspension. Phil Jagielka is expected to return to the Everton line-up Credit: Reuters What are the odds? Brighton to win 23/10 Draw 23/10 Everton 7/5 What's our prediction? Ronald Koeman's men to turn a corner and pick up a slender 1-0 win at the Amex Stadium.

Brighton 1 Everton 1: Wayne Rooney's late penalty saves a point... but what about Ronald Koeman's job?

Goodness knows what they made of this in India – although Ronald Koeman is probably more concerned of the reaction in Monaco, where Everton’s majority shareholder, Farhad Moshiri, resides. Having given the manager a vote of confidence going into the international break, after Everton’s woeful start to the season, Moshiri had added an important caveat: the fans “deserve better”. That already amounts to the ultimate get-out for a club owner navigating a line between publically supporting a manager and giving himself sufficient wriggle-room to still make a change if he has to and when Anthony Knockaert scored his first-ever Premier League goal, with just eight minutes to go, all eyes moved to the touchline and to Koeman. Despite his protestations, and his dismissive reaction when questioned about Everton’s significant spending last summer, Koeman has to be under pressure. The Dutchman has laid out his ambition at the club and is falling alarmingly short of that with a team that is simply failing to impress. This fixture was moved to a 1.30pm Sunday kick-off but was not shown live in the UK. Instead it was only Star Sport in India who picked up the Premier League’s invitation and until the last 10 minutes it really was a poor advert for the league and its continued plans for global expansion. But then, as ever with the Premier League, even the dullest of encounters can explode into life and there was a hectic, controversial finale which ultimately ended in a draw. Brighton celebrate French midfielder Anthony Knockaert's goal Credit: AFP It leaves both Brighton and Everton on eight points from eight matches and while Chris Hughton’s newly-promoted side will begrudgingly take that return – even if the manager understandably said it felt like a defeat – it is frankly not good enough for their opponents. The result leaves Everton in 16th place, with Brighton two places above on goal difference, and an even more damning statistic is the fact that the last away win in the league for Koeman’s side was back on January 21 at Crystal Palace. Everton will point to a difficult fixture list at the start of this campaign but they have now played Burnley at home and Brighton away in their last two matches and taken just a point – and that was grabbed through a 90th-minute penalty award when the desperation was becoming extreme. Everton did not deserve to lose but the games do not get any easier with Europa League matches against Lyon, Arsenal in the league and Chelsea in the Carabao Cup. The direction of their season in three competitions could well be decided in the next few weeks. Brighton keeper Matthew Ryan manages to deck not just Phil Jagielka but Shane Duffy as well Credit: Getty In a sense Wayne Rooney sums them up. The 31 year-old was deployed as a central striker and struggled. He appeared off the pace and out of touch and, in the second-half, complained vehemently that he was fouled when all that happened was he sloppily lost possession to gift Brighton a chance. And yet Rooney scored and had the coolness to roll the ball into the net to salvage a point with what was his last kick of the game before he was substituted. That goal also meant that only Frank Lampard (39), Andy Cole (38) and Alan Shearer (37) have scored against more different clubs in the Premier League than Rooney. Brighton are No 36 for him. Not that he deserved the headlines. He, like Everton, like Koeman have to do better than this. The penalty was a gift. It came from a free-kick with Brighton captain Bruno sticking out an arm and catching Dominic Calvert-Lewin. Although the home fans reacted angrily it was the right decision by referee Michael Oliver. In need of inspiration: Ronald Koeman ponders Credit: Action Images via Reuters Brighton claimed for penalties of their own – the ball striking Michael Keane’s arm as he blocked a powerful Lewis Dunk shot and Leighton Baines nudging Pascal Gross as they vied for a cross – while Everton claimed they should have had another, when the game was goalless, for a challenge on Gylfi Sigurdsson, and Davy Propper was perhaps fortunate only to be cautioned for a studs-up tackle on Idrissa Gueye. But there was precious little difference between the sides and how Hughton must rue the lack of an effective striker with Tomer Hemed suspended and Glenn Murray struggling. Brighton’s defence is rock-sold, though, with Dunk and Shane Duffy – although he, worryingly, went off injured – and record-signing Jose Izquierdo certainly made a difference when he came on as a substitute. Knockaert went agonisingly close as his goal-bound shot struck Keane but the Frenchman, the Championship player of the year, the fans favourite, did make the breakthrough. Bruno was involved in that also, bursting forward to cross low, picking out Izquierdo whose first-time shot was also blocked by Keane. It rebounded to Morgan Schneiderlin who was painfully slow to react with Gross closing him down and the ball squirted to Knockaert who knocked it past Jordan Pickford. It seemed destined to settle it but Everton fought back and, in fact, almost snatched it at the end through substitute Kevin Mirallas, only for goalkeeper Mathew Ryan to deny him with a superb double save. That would have been hard on Brighton and relief for Koeman. Instead it finished in an unsatisfactory draw. 3:25PM Time on ball (at full time) Possession: Brighton vs Everton 3:24PM Average touch positions (full time) Average touch positions (full time) 3:24PM GOAL! 1-1! Wayne Rooney has popped up with a late equaliser for Everton. Brighton 1 - 1 Everton (Wayne Rooney, 90 min) 3:21PM 90+ mins All exciting stuff here, now, terrific goalmouth scramble as Everton try everything to bundle it over the line. Mirallas having a couple of efforts beaten out by the hero Matt Ryan. Brighton hold firm, and that is the end of the match. First half was a wet weekend at the seaside, second half was a decent laugh. Quality highly questionable. Jason Burt will be here in just a minute to give you his thoughts. Cheers! 3:20PM 90+ mins Mirallas trips Gross, who was on the break, and takes the yellow. 3:19PM 89 mins It was a perfect penalty from Wayne. Right in the corner. Koeman now takes Rooney off and brings on Davies. 3:17PM Rooney from the spot! It's 1-1 3:16PM PENALTY EVERTON! Knockaert with a cynical foul to stop an Everton break. Hauls Niasse down. Clear yellow, accepts it without comment. That gives Everton a freekick. Siggy delivers it in. Bruno pushes Calvert-Lewin out the way from the freekick! Idiotic! Oliver has no hesitation. 3:15PM 86 mins Here's that man Izquierdo Mena again, he's causing all sorts. He slips it inside to Brown who lashes it at goal 3:13PM 85 mins Koeman out? He cannot have many more games left to play with. His response is to throw on Mirallas, Baines off. Brighton bring on Isaiah Brown for Glenn Murray. 3:11PM GOAL! 1-0. Anthony Knockaert has put Brighton ahead in the dying minutes! Izquierdo has been the difference maker since he came on and he has caused havoc in the Everton area here. Bruno got down the right, cut it to Iz.  He finds space, drills the shot at goal, and the desperate Evertonians parry it only as far as Knockaert. He has time to pick his spot, he slots it home, and the place goes wild! Brighton 1 - 0 Everton (Anthony Knockaert, 82 min) 3:09PM 81 mins Mind you, Gross is now sinned against in his turn! He's in the area, just about to receive the ball, and Baines knocks him over! 3:07PM 79 mins Everton argue for a penalty, and with just cause. Gross tugs back Sigur Ros and that's a spot-kick all day long to my mind. 3:04PM 76 mins Brighton go close again from the corner! Knockaert chips it in, headed back out but straight to the same player. He lashes it at goal from the narrow angle. Everton in desperate straits.  This game has been bad. Decision not to put it on TV totally vindicated.— Jack Pitt-Brooke (@JackPittBrooke) October 15, 2017 3:03PM 75 mins Izquierdo Mena robs it off Rooney, who is furious, thinks he''s been fouled. Izquierdo Mena cracks it at goal. Effort! Beaten behind for a corner. 3:02PM Time on ball (60 - 75 min) Possession: Brighton vs Everton 3:01PM 73 mins Wayne rolls back the years with a lovely bit of play, turning away from his man and playing a beaut of a cross in. Calvert-Lewin is in perfect position but his technique lets him down.  Uwe Hünemeier on for Duffy. And Izquierdo Mena on for Solly March. 2:58PM 70 mins Duffy down, hurt, unrelated to that. 2:57PM 69 mins Good freekick into the box. Duffy leaps, batters Pickford. Offside. La vie est belle. 2:56PM 68 mins Gueye comes off, Niasse on.  2:56PM 67 mins Sigurdsson hits it. Over the wall but half a goal width wide of the post. What's happened to this lad since he's moved to Goodison? 2:55PM 66 mins Bit of a soft foul from Brighton, giving the Toffeemen a handy freekick. Gylfi, Wayne and Leighton stand over the ball. 2:52PM 64 mins From the second of those corners, Duffy rises like a salmon, albeit a salmon in heavy boots, and heads wide. 2:52PM 61 mins This Propper's asking for it, he's now been involved in another contact with Gueye that ends with the Everton guy flat on his back. Brighton enjoying a bit of a moment. Couple corners. 2:51PM 59 mins Gross, to March, but the cross is no good.  2:47PM Time on ball (45 - 60 min) Possession: Brighton vs Everton 2:47PM 58 mins Much more enjoyable game now, it's opened up, played at a good pace. Some tackles going in. Minute or two prior to that shot where he slipped, Vlasic had cracked a decent effort at the goal. Also, Calvert-Lewin had found space for a header, but could not trouble the keeper. 2:45PM 56 mins Nice move from Everton, Vlasic into the box. He spins and shoots, but slips on the turf. Hard lines, that. Decent play 2:44PM 55 mins Ridiculous tackle from Propper. Studs up stamp on the shin of Gueye, as clear a red card as you will ever see and the Everton player is lucky he's not on his way to casualty. Just a yellow card. 2:38PM 47 mins When Vlasic and Sigurdsson get together, there are vague hints of a better tomorrow for Everton. The former sends the latter in here, okay cross, Duffy blocks. 2:36PM 46 mins Couldn't find any biscuits, so I've had a cup of tea and a Topic. Wayne? 2:17PM 45 mins Wayne! WAYNE! Biscuit. That's the half. It's nil nil. 2:17PM Time on ball (first half) Possession: Brighton vs Everton 2:16PM Average touch positions (half time) Average touch positions (half time) 2:15PM 42 mins I'm looking forward to my half time cup of tea and a biscuit, as indeed I suspect is Wayne Rooney, who has trudged around like a hungover man being made to go to Westfield by his better half on a weekend afternoon. 2:11PM The shot count is similar Brighton and Everton are evenly matched in attack so far - the vistors have fired in five shots to the hosts' three. Brighton vs Everton shots on goal 2:11PM 39 mins Stephens has an effort from distance but gets it all wrong. 2:11PM 37 mins March gets in behind Holgate, but dear old Phil J has read it, and tidies up. The game is even now. Everton were on top for the first 20, Brighton are now at parity, at least, but neither side has much in the way of quality. 2:06PM Brighton hit back Brighton have their first shot at goal, while Everton have registered four efforts so far. Brighton vs Everton shots on goal 2:05PM 33 mins This was a good little period for Brighton, they had a couple of corners. Dunk reckoned he should have a penalty for that block by Keane. I think not. Bit of class from Rooney, vision and touch for a no-look lay off. Gueye wallops a shot at goal. 2:03PM 31 mins Closest Brighton have come! A decent freekick, clearly a training ground job, finds Knockaert unattended at the edge of the box. He cracks it at goal. It's blocked. Dunk has a chance from a narrow angle, but the rangy number five wouldn't be the Seagulls' first choice to finish, and sure enough, he cannot. Keane blocks it, fair and square I'd say, although some Brighton folk think he used the hand. 2:01PM Time on ball (15 - 30 min) Possession: Brighton vs Everton 2:01PM Everton enjoying plenty of touches of the ball so far Everton have had 252 touches of the ball compared to 162 by Brighton. Brighton vs Everton 1:59PM 26 mins Shame Glenn Murray didn't time that run better, it was a nice ball from Solly March. 1:57PM 25 mins A decent Brighton attack flounders on an offside call against Murray. 1:56PM 22 mins Schneiderlin dives at the feet of an opponent. I don't mean he tries to win a penalty, I mean he just sort of lies in front of him like a very expensive French draft excluder. The opponent falls over, Everton get the freekick, which is nice. Gylfi Sigurpuss gets another chance to try a dead ball in. He's getting better with them. Dominic Calvert-Lewin heads it over, but he was never looking like scoring. 1:51PM 20 mins And here's Sigurdsson with a nice corner, well struck, and dangerous. Bundled away. 1:50PM 19 mins More like it! Sigurdsson links cleverly with Vlasic, they lay it off to Gueye and he hits a nice crisp shot. Smart save Ryan. Behind for a corner. 1:49PM 18 mins I hope Everton got a receipt for that one hundred billion dollars that they spent in the summer, because this looks a limited team. 1:49PM Time on ball (0 - 15 min) Possession: Brighton vs Everton 1:49PM Neither Brighton or Everton are testing the goalkeepers so far Tense opening quarter of an hour at Amex Stadium, as Brighton and Everton struggle to get shots on goal Brighton vs Everton shots on goal 1:46PM 14 mins They're both okay. 1:46PM 12 mins Duffy kicks Rooney. Sigurdsson’s freekick in... Mega keeper blast! Ball's lofted into the Brighton area. Goalkeeper Ryan comes hurtling out, this kid means business. He's laid out Phil Jags AND his own player, Duffy, in one fell swoop! 1:44PM 11 mins Brighton vs Everton 1:43PM 10 mins Here's Brighton on the front foot down the left. Schneiderlin in the enforcer role, trying to break up play. Decent defensive energy from Koeman's side. Once Everton win position though, they just... grind to  a halt. There are no runners. They just sort of wheel into position, by which time Brighton have got two lines of four and are solid as a bit of Brighton rock. 1:40PM 9 mins Atmosphere is absolutely excellent, fair play to those Sussex boys and girls. Nothing much to tell you about football-wise 1:39PM 8 mins Baines gets on the ball, looking to add a bit of drive and quality. It's head tennis at the moment. 1:36PM 5 mins I am enjoying the fight being shown by Brighton, here's Suttner snapping at the heels of Holgate and winning it. Brighton's only attacking/creative suggestion so far, however, has been to hit that long diagonal ball up towards their front two. 1:34PM 3 mins Brighton are getting a chance to play it around a bit, and their fans are roaring them on. Now they try to hit a long ball. 442 for them. 1:32PM 2 mins Phil Neville says that Vlasic and Calvert-Lewin being deployed out wide gives Everton the width and pace they have been sadly lacking. 1:31PM 1 mins There's an early freekick for Everton  but an awful delivery. 1:31PM Koeman looking a bit dishevelled Unshaven. Anyway. To footblal. 1:28PM Gross Point Blank Pascal Gross has been involved in 4 of Brighton’s 5 #PL goals and created 15 chances so far: 8 more than any of his teammates #BHAEVEpic.twitter.com/FiSs8DHEqU— Premier League (@premierleague) October 15, 2017 1:26PM The players are coming out at Brighton. It's 16th v 17th and you'd have to say that this is a fixture both clubs would dearly love to win. Big deal for both teams, big day in the career of Ronald Koeman. 1:22PM Koeman "We need to be ruthless. Critics? Ah, that's okay. That is football. You get critics, if you don't win." Everton have had a tough run of fixtures, haven't they? Things surely have to get easier over the next couple of months. Assuming he can keep his job, like. 1:21PM Referee! Referee! It's child whistler Michael Oliver, about whom each and every commentator is contractually obliged to note that he is 32 years old. So young! SO YOUNG!! 1:01PM Teams! Teams! Brighton: Ryan, Saltor, Duffy, Dunk, Suttner, March, Stephens,  Propper, Knockaert, Gross, Murray. Subs: Krul, Bong, Hunemeier,  Izquierdo, Schelotto, Brown, Molumby. Everton: Pickford, Holgate, Keane, Jagielka, Baines, Schneiderlin, Gueye, Vlasic, Sigurdsson, Calvert-Lewin, Rooney. Subs: Williams, Mirallas, Martina, Klaassen, Stekelenburg,  Davies, Niasse.  Referee: Michael Oliver (Northumberland)  12:59PM Toffees! Toffees! | Team news is in... pic.twitter.com/llI0QZv9t2— Everton (@Everton) October 15, 2017 12:58PM Seagulls! Seagulls! Here's how #BHAFC line up against @Everton at the Amex for today's @premierleague game. #BHAEVEpic.twitter.com/HJ3CBYokDK— BHAFC (@OfficialBHAFC) October 15, 2017 12:58PM Knockaert! Knockaert! TEAM NEWS Three changes to the @OfficialBHAFC line-up as Suttner, Murray & Knockaert come in for Bong, Izquierdo & Brown.#BHAEVEpic.twitter.com/8D0dFart6S— Premier League (@premierleague) October 15, 2017 12:57PM Rooney! Rooney! TEAM NEWS Wayne Rooney returns to the starting Everton XI, along with Jagielka & Holgate, in place of Niasse, Williams & Martina#BHAEVEpic.twitter.com/YG80icPCu3— Premier League (@premierleague) October 15, 2017 12:55PM Good afternoon sports fans We welcome you to our live of Brighton v Everton, kicking off at 1.30pm. The team news is incoming. 12:53PM Our match preview What is it? It's the Premier League clash between Brighton and Everton. When is it? Today, Sunday 15 October. What time is kick-off? 1.30pm What TV Channel is it on? Er, well, here's the thing. Despite it being moved to the convenient 1.30pm Sunday slot, it isn't being shown on UK TV. 20 best players in the Premier League: August 2017 Why was it moved then? The Premier League decided not to move it back to the traditional 3pm Saturday slot after neither Sky Sports or BT Sport jumped at the offer of showing it live. If you're in India, you're in luck. It will be shown live at 6pm in Mumbai as India’s Star Sports picked it up.  What's the team news? Phil Jagielka will return from injury for Everton after being sidelined since the Manchester United game. Seamus Coleman and Yannick Bolasie, however, remain ruled out.  Brighton will be missing Sam Baldock, Tomer Hemed and Beram Kayal. Hemed is serving the second of a three-match suspension. Phil Jagielka is expected to return to the Everton line-up Credit: Reuters What are the odds? Brighton to win 23/10 Draw 23/10 Everton 7/5 What's our prediction? Ronald Koeman's men to turn a corner and pick up a slender 1-0 win at the Amex Stadium.

Brighton 1 Everton 1: Wayne Rooney's late penalty saves a point... but what about Ronald Koeman's job?

Goodness knows what they made of this in India – although Ronald Koeman is probably more concerned of the reaction in Monaco, where Everton’s majority shareholder, Farhad Moshiri, resides. Having given the manager a vote of confidence going into the international break, after Everton’s woeful start to the season, Moshiri had added an important caveat: the fans “deserve better”. That already amounts to the ultimate get-out for a club owner navigating a line between publically supporting a manager and giving himself sufficient wriggle-room to still make a change if he has to and when Anthony Knockaert scored his first-ever Premier League goal, with just eight minutes to go, all eyes moved to the touchline and to Koeman. Despite his protestations, and his dismissive reaction when questioned about Everton’s significant spending last summer, Koeman has to be under pressure. The Dutchman has laid out his ambition at the club and is falling alarmingly short of that with a team that is simply failing to impress. This fixture was moved to a 1.30pm Sunday kick-off but was not shown live in the UK. Instead it was only Star Sport in India who picked up the Premier League’s invitation and until the last 10 minutes it really was a poor advert for the league and its continued plans for global expansion. But then, as ever with the Premier League, even the dullest of encounters can explode into life and there was a hectic, controversial finale which ultimately ended in a draw. Brighton celebrate French midfielder Anthony Knockaert's goal Credit: AFP It leaves both Brighton and Everton on eight points from eight matches and while Chris Hughton’s newly-promoted side will begrudgingly take that return – even if the manager understandably said it felt like a defeat – it is frankly not good enough for their opponents. The result leaves Everton in 16th place, with Brighton two places above on goal difference, and an even more damning statistic is the fact that the last away win in the league for Koeman’s side was back on January 21 at Crystal Palace. Everton will point to a difficult fixture list at the start of this campaign but they have now played Burnley at home and Brighton away in their last two matches and taken just a point – and that was grabbed through a 90th-minute penalty award when the desperation was becoming extreme. Everton did not deserve to lose but the games do not get any easier with Europa League matches against Lyon, Arsenal in the league and Chelsea in the Carabao Cup. The direction of their season in three competitions could well be decided in the next few weeks. Brighton keeper Matthew Ryan manages to deck not just Phil Jagielka but Shane Duffy as well Credit: Getty In a sense Wayne Rooney sums them up. The 31 year-old was deployed as a central striker and struggled. He appeared off the pace and out of touch and, in the second-half, complained vehemently that he was fouled when all that happened was he sloppily lost possession to gift Brighton a chance. And yet Rooney scored and had the coolness to roll the ball into the net to salvage a point with what was his last kick of the game before he was substituted. That goal also meant that only Frank Lampard (39), Andy Cole (38) and Alan Shearer (37) have scored against more different clubs in the Premier League than Rooney. Brighton are No 36 for him. Not that he deserved the headlines. He, like Everton, like Koeman have to do better than this. The penalty was a gift. It came from a free-kick with Brighton captain Bruno sticking out an arm and catching Dominic Calvert-Lewin. Although the home fans reacted angrily it was the right decision by referee Michael Oliver. In need of inspiration: Ronald Koeman ponders Credit: Action Images via Reuters Brighton claimed for penalties of their own – the ball striking Michael Keane’s arm as he blocked a powerful Lewis Dunk shot and Leighton Baines nudging Pascal Gross as they vied for a cross – while Everton claimed they should have had another, when the game was goalless, for a challenge on Gylfi Sigurdsson, and Davy Propper was perhaps fortunate only to be cautioned for a studs-up tackle on Idrissa Gueye. But there was precious little difference between the sides and how Hughton must rue the lack of an effective striker with Tomer Hemed suspended and Glenn Murray struggling. Brighton’s defence is rock-sold, though, with Dunk and Shane Duffy – although he, worryingly, went off injured – and record-signing Jose Izquierdo certainly made a difference when he came on as a substitute. Knockaert went agonisingly close as his goal-bound shot struck Keane but the Frenchman, the Championship player of the year, the fans favourite, did make the breakthrough. Bruno was involved in that also, bursting forward to cross low, picking out Izquierdo whose first-time shot was also blocked by Keane. It rebounded to Morgan Schneiderlin who was painfully slow to react with Gross closing him down and the ball squirted to Knockaert who knocked it past Jordan Pickford. It seemed destined to settle it but Everton fought back and, in fact, almost snatched it at the end through substitute Kevin Mirallas, only for goalkeeper Mathew Ryan to deny him with a superb double save. That would have been hard on Brighton and relief for Koeman. Instead it finished in an unsatisfactory draw. 3:25PM Time on ball (at full time) Possession: Brighton vs Everton 3:24PM Average touch positions (full time) Average touch positions (full time) 3:24PM GOAL! 1-1! Wayne Rooney has popped up with a late equaliser for Everton. Brighton 1 - 1 Everton (Wayne Rooney, 90 min) 3:21PM 90+ mins All exciting stuff here, now, terrific goalmouth scramble as Everton try everything to bundle it over the line. Mirallas having a couple of efforts beaten out by the hero Matt Ryan. Brighton hold firm, and that is the end of the match. First half was a wet weekend at the seaside, second half was a decent laugh. Quality highly questionable. Jason Burt will be here in just a minute to give you his thoughts. Cheers! 3:20PM 90+ mins Mirallas trips Gross, who was on the break, and takes the yellow. 3:19PM 89 mins It was a perfect penalty from Wayne. Right in the corner. Koeman now takes Rooney off and brings on Davies. 3:17PM Rooney from the spot! It's 1-1 3:16PM PENALTY EVERTON! Knockaert with a cynical foul to stop an Everton break. Hauls Niasse down. Clear yellow, accepts it without comment. That gives Everton a freekick. Siggy delivers it in. Bruno pushes Calvert-Lewin out the way from the freekick! Idiotic! Oliver has no hesitation. 3:15PM 86 mins Here's that man Izquierdo Mena again, he's causing all sorts. He slips it inside to Brown who lashes it at goal 3:13PM 85 mins Koeman out? He cannot have many more games left to play with. His response is to throw on Mirallas, Baines off. Brighton bring on Isaiah Brown for Glenn Murray. 3:11PM GOAL! 1-0. Anthony Knockaert has put Brighton ahead in the dying minutes! Izquierdo has been the difference maker since he came on and he has caused havoc in the Everton area here. Bruno got down the right, cut it to Iz.  He finds space, drills the shot at goal, and the desperate Evertonians parry it only as far as Knockaert. He has time to pick his spot, he slots it home, and the place goes wild! Brighton 1 - 0 Everton (Anthony Knockaert, 82 min) 3:09PM 81 mins Mind you, Gross is now sinned against in his turn! He's in the area, just about to receive the ball, and Baines knocks him over! 3:07PM 79 mins Everton argue for a penalty, and with just cause. Gross tugs back Sigur Ros and that's a spot-kick all day long to my mind. 3:04PM 76 mins Brighton go close again from the corner! Knockaert chips it in, headed back out but straight to the same player. He lashes it at goal from the narrow angle. Everton in desperate straits.  This game has been bad. Decision not to put it on TV totally vindicated.— Jack Pitt-Brooke (@JackPittBrooke) October 15, 2017 3:03PM 75 mins Izquierdo Mena robs it off Rooney, who is furious, thinks he''s been fouled. Izquierdo Mena cracks it at goal. Effort! Beaten behind for a corner. 3:02PM Time on ball (60 - 75 min) Possession: Brighton vs Everton 3:01PM 73 mins Wayne rolls back the years with a lovely bit of play, turning away from his man and playing a beaut of a cross in. Calvert-Lewin is in perfect position but his technique lets him down.  Uwe Hünemeier on for Duffy. And Izquierdo Mena on for Solly March. 2:58PM 70 mins Duffy down, hurt, unrelated to that. 2:57PM 69 mins Good freekick into the box. Duffy leaps, batters Pickford. Offside. La vie est belle. 2:56PM 68 mins Gueye comes off, Niasse on.  2:56PM 67 mins Sigurdsson hits it. Over the wall but half a goal width wide of the post. What's happened to this lad since he's moved to Goodison? 2:55PM 66 mins Bit of a soft foul from Brighton, giving the Toffeemen a handy freekick. Gylfi, Wayne and Leighton stand over the ball. 2:52PM 64 mins From the second of those corners, Duffy rises like a salmon, albeit a salmon in heavy boots, and heads wide. 2:52PM 61 mins This Propper's asking for it, he's now been involved in another contact with Gueye that ends with the Everton guy flat on his back. Brighton enjoying a bit of a moment. Couple corners. 2:51PM 59 mins Gross, to March, but the cross is no good.  2:47PM Time on ball (45 - 60 min) Possession: Brighton vs Everton 2:47PM 58 mins Much more enjoyable game now, it's opened up, played at a good pace. Some tackles going in. Minute or two prior to that shot where he slipped, Vlasic had cracked a decent effort at the goal. Also, Calvert-Lewin had found space for a header, but could not trouble the keeper. 2:45PM 56 mins Nice move from Everton, Vlasic into the box. He spins and shoots, but slips on the turf. Hard lines, that. Decent play 2:44PM 55 mins Ridiculous tackle from Propper. Studs up stamp on the shin of Gueye, as clear a red card as you will ever see and the Everton player is lucky he's not on his way to casualty. Just a yellow card. 2:38PM 47 mins When Vlasic and Sigurdsson get together, there are vague hints of a better tomorrow for Everton. The former sends the latter in here, okay cross, Duffy blocks. 2:36PM 46 mins Couldn't find any biscuits, so I've had a cup of tea and a Topic. Wayne? 2:17PM 45 mins Wayne! WAYNE! Biscuit. That's the half. It's nil nil. 2:17PM Time on ball (first half) Possession: Brighton vs Everton 2:16PM Average touch positions (half time) Average touch positions (half time) 2:15PM 42 mins I'm looking forward to my half time cup of tea and a biscuit, as indeed I suspect is Wayne Rooney, who has trudged around like a hungover man being made to go to Westfield by his better half on a weekend afternoon. 2:11PM The shot count is similar Brighton and Everton are evenly matched in attack so far - the vistors have fired in five shots to the hosts' three. Brighton vs Everton shots on goal 2:11PM 39 mins Stephens has an effort from distance but gets it all wrong. 2:11PM 37 mins March gets in behind Holgate, but dear old Phil J has read it, and tidies up. The game is even now. Everton were on top for the first 20, Brighton are now at parity, at least, but neither side has much in the way of quality. 2:06PM Brighton hit back Brighton have their first shot at goal, while Everton have registered four efforts so far. Brighton vs Everton shots on goal 2:05PM 33 mins This was a good little period for Brighton, they had a couple of corners. Dunk reckoned he should have a penalty for that block by Keane. I think not. Bit of class from Rooney, vision and touch for a no-look lay off. Gueye wallops a shot at goal. 2:03PM 31 mins Closest Brighton have come! A decent freekick, clearly a training ground job, finds Knockaert unattended at the edge of the box. He cracks it at goal. It's blocked. Dunk has a chance from a narrow angle, but the rangy number five wouldn't be the Seagulls' first choice to finish, and sure enough, he cannot. Keane blocks it, fair and square I'd say, although some Brighton folk think he used the hand. 2:01PM Time on ball (15 - 30 min) Possession: Brighton vs Everton 2:01PM Everton enjoying plenty of touches of the ball so far Everton have had 252 touches of the ball compared to 162 by Brighton. Brighton vs Everton 1:59PM 26 mins Shame Glenn Murray didn't time that run better, it was a nice ball from Solly March. 1:57PM 25 mins A decent Brighton attack flounders on an offside call against Murray. 1:56PM 22 mins Schneiderlin dives at the feet of an opponent. I don't mean he tries to win a penalty, I mean he just sort of lies in front of him like a very expensive French draft excluder. The opponent falls over, Everton get the freekick, which is nice. Gylfi Sigurpuss gets another chance to try a dead ball in. He's getting better with them. Dominic Calvert-Lewin heads it over, but he was never looking like scoring. 1:51PM 20 mins And here's Sigurdsson with a nice corner, well struck, and dangerous. Bundled away. 1:50PM 19 mins More like it! Sigurdsson links cleverly with Vlasic, they lay it off to Gueye and he hits a nice crisp shot. Smart save Ryan. Behind for a corner. 1:49PM 18 mins I hope Everton got a receipt for that one hundred billion dollars that they spent in the summer, because this looks a limited team. 1:49PM Time on ball (0 - 15 min) Possession: Brighton vs Everton 1:49PM Neither Brighton or Everton are testing the goalkeepers so far Tense opening quarter of an hour at Amex Stadium, as Brighton and Everton struggle to get shots on goal Brighton vs Everton shots on goal 1:46PM 14 mins They're both okay. 1:46PM 12 mins Duffy kicks Rooney. Sigurdsson’s freekick in... Mega keeper blast! Ball's lofted into the Brighton area. Goalkeeper Ryan comes hurtling out, this kid means business. He's laid out Phil Jags AND his own player, Duffy, in one fell swoop! 1:44PM 11 mins Brighton vs Everton 1:43PM 10 mins Here's Brighton on the front foot down the left. Schneiderlin in the enforcer role, trying to break up play. Decent defensive energy from Koeman's side. Once Everton win position though, they just... grind to  a halt. There are no runners. They just sort of wheel into position, by which time Brighton have got two lines of four and are solid as a bit of Brighton rock. 1:40PM 9 mins Atmosphere is absolutely excellent, fair play to those Sussex boys and girls. Nothing much to tell you about football-wise 1:39PM 8 mins Baines gets on the ball, looking to add a bit of drive and quality. It's head tennis at the moment. 1:36PM 5 mins I am enjoying the fight being shown by Brighton, here's Suttner snapping at the heels of Holgate and winning it. Brighton's only attacking/creative suggestion so far, however, has been to hit that long diagonal ball up towards their front two. 1:34PM 3 mins Brighton are getting a chance to play it around a bit, and their fans are roaring them on. Now they try to hit a long ball. 442 for them. 1:32PM 2 mins Phil Neville says that Vlasic and Calvert-Lewin being deployed out wide gives Everton the width and pace they have been sadly lacking. 1:31PM 1 mins There's an early freekick for Everton  but an awful delivery. 1:31PM Koeman looking a bit dishevelled Unshaven. Anyway. To footblal. 1:28PM Gross Point Blank Pascal Gross has been involved in 4 of Brighton’s 5 #PL goals and created 15 chances so far: 8 more than any of his teammates #BHAEVEpic.twitter.com/FiSs8DHEqU— Premier League (@premierleague) October 15, 2017 1:26PM The players are coming out at Brighton. It's 16th v 17th and you'd have to say that this is a fixture both clubs would dearly love to win. Big deal for both teams, big day in the career of Ronald Koeman. 1:22PM Koeman "We need to be ruthless. Critics? Ah, that's okay. That is football. You get critics, if you don't win." Everton have had a tough run of fixtures, haven't they? Things surely have to get easier over the next couple of months. Assuming he can keep his job, like. 1:21PM Referee! Referee! It's child whistler Michael Oliver, about whom each and every commentator is contractually obliged to note that he is 32 years old. So young! SO YOUNG!! 1:01PM Teams! Teams! Brighton: Ryan, Saltor, Duffy, Dunk, Suttner, March, Stephens,  Propper, Knockaert, Gross, Murray. Subs: Krul, Bong, Hunemeier,  Izquierdo, Schelotto, Brown, Molumby. Everton: Pickford, Holgate, Keane, Jagielka, Baines, Schneiderlin, Gueye, Vlasic, Sigurdsson, Calvert-Lewin, Rooney. Subs: Williams, Mirallas, Martina, Klaassen, Stekelenburg,  Davies, Niasse.  Referee: Michael Oliver (Northumberland)  12:59PM Toffees! Toffees! | Team news is in... pic.twitter.com/llI0QZv9t2— Everton (@Everton) October 15, 2017 12:58PM Seagulls! Seagulls! Here's how #BHAFC line up against @Everton at the Amex for today's @premierleague game. #BHAEVEpic.twitter.com/HJ3CBYokDK— BHAFC (@OfficialBHAFC) October 15, 2017 12:58PM Knockaert! Knockaert! TEAM NEWS Three changes to the @OfficialBHAFC line-up as Suttner, Murray & Knockaert come in for Bong, Izquierdo & Brown.#BHAEVEpic.twitter.com/8D0dFart6S— Premier League (@premierleague) October 15, 2017 12:57PM Rooney! Rooney! TEAM NEWS Wayne Rooney returns to the starting Everton XI, along with Jagielka & Holgate, in place of Niasse, Williams & Martina#BHAEVEpic.twitter.com/YG80icPCu3— Premier League (@premierleague) October 15, 2017 12:55PM Good afternoon sports fans We welcome you to our live of Brighton v Everton, kicking off at 1.30pm. The team news is incoming. 12:53PM Our match preview What is it? It's the Premier League clash between Brighton and Everton. When is it? Today, Sunday 15 October. What time is kick-off? 1.30pm What TV Channel is it on? Er, well, here's the thing. Despite it being moved to the convenient 1.30pm Sunday slot, it isn't being shown on UK TV. 20 best players in the Premier League: August 2017 Why was it moved then? The Premier League decided not to move it back to the traditional 3pm Saturday slot after neither Sky Sports or BT Sport jumped at the offer of showing it live. If you're in India, you're in luck. It will be shown live at 6pm in Mumbai as India’s Star Sports picked it up.  What's the team news? Phil Jagielka will return from injury for Everton after being sidelined since the Manchester United game. Seamus Coleman and Yannick Bolasie, however, remain ruled out.  Brighton will be missing Sam Baldock, Tomer Hemed and Beram Kayal. Hemed is serving the second of a three-match suspension. Phil Jagielka is expected to return to the Everton line-up Credit: Reuters What are the odds? Brighton to win 23/10 Draw 23/10 Everton 7/5 What's our prediction? Ronald Koeman's men to turn a corner and pick up a slender 1-0 win at the Amex Stadium.

Burnley 1 West Ham 1: Andy Carroll recklessness 'ruins' Slaven Bilic chance of rare away-day victory

Ninety-nine seconds cost West Ham dearly here. Ninety-nine seconds in which the red mist descended on Andy Carroll and he was dismissed biliously attempting to deliver his own retribution. His anger appeared to have been stirred by an earlier challenge but surely he could have imagined that question marks would undoubtedly surface over his temperament, as he propelled himself towards Ben Mee in the 27th minute. Flattening the Burnley central defender, less then two minutes after being cautioned for a less serious but similar offence on James Tarkowski, amounted to negligence towards his team-mates and the opponent he recklessly endangered. It is certainly not the sort of approach that is likely to endear him to the England manager, Gareth Southgate. With a full complement of players, the visitors had assumed command until Carroll “ruined” their momentum and ensured the probability of West Ham recording their first away victory this season was significantly reduced. Slaven Bilic’s men have been guilty of exhibiting a certain frailty outside London. Yet despite shipping 10 goals, en-route to three defeats from four on the road, there were few signs of infirmity during this full-blooded contest. Burnley 0 - 1 West Ham (Michail Antonio, 19 min) And when Burnley were guilty of defensive folly on a Sunday League scale they fully capitalised to gain the richly-merited advantage that their play had warranted. Joe Hart’s long punt forward travelled 70-yards down the centre of the pitch and when it deceived Mee, Michail Antonio’s darting run was rewarded, as he flicked the ball beyond Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope to open the scoring. Then came Carroll’s crude interventions, much to Bilic’s despair. “I’m very disappointed and angry as well. We were passing the ball, we were dangerous with the ball and then we scored a goal and had that momentum,” Bilic said.   Carroll was handed a yellow card after using his elbow on James Tarkowski Credit:  REUTERS “That momentum was ruined by those bookings in the space of two minutes. For a player of Andy’s experience basically you can’t do that. It was a big blow for us. It’s very hard for such a long time to stop an opponent that has an extra player from getting in positions to put a good ball in, or to shoot from 25 yards. “If it had stayed 1-0 it would’ve been heroic, but one moment doesn’t make it less heroic. I’m very disappointed, not with the referee’s decision. The first one (booking) can happen but the second one? “You can’t do that a couple of minutes later. Especially when you play away you are asking for trouble. You don’t go for that ball normally because it is out of reach but he went to win that ball. It was just an unbelievably bad decision and bad challenge to even go there.” Antonio twice spurned opportunities to add a decisive second goal after the interval and as the game drew to its conclusion Burnley’s numerical advantage finally told. “We deserved to get something that’s for sure,” said Burnley manager Sean Dyche, who watched Substitute Johann Berg Gudmundsson hit the woodwork before their reprieve was confirmed by the head of Chris Wood in the 85th minute. It maintained Burnley’s best start to a Premier League campaign and assured the focus reverted back to Carroll.

Burnley 1 West Ham 1: Andy Carroll recklessness 'ruins' Slaven Bilic chance of rare away-day victory

Ninety-nine seconds cost West Ham dearly here. Ninety-nine seconds in which the red mist descended on Andy Carroll and he was dismissed biliously attempting to deliver his own retribution. His anger appeared to have been stirred by an earlier challenge but surely he could have imagined that question marks would undoubtedly surface over his temperament, as he propelled himself towards Ben Mee in the 27th minute. Flattening the Burnley central defender, less then two minutes after being cautioned for a less serious but similar offence on James Tarkowski, amounted to negligence towards his team-mates and the opponent he recklessly endangered. It is certainly not the sort of approach that is likely to endear him to the England manager, Gareth Southgate. With a full complement of players, the visitors had assumed command until Carroll “ruined” their momentum and ensured the probability of West Ham recording their first away victory this season was significantly reduced. Slaven Bilic’s men have been guilty of exhibiting a certain frailty outside London. Yet despite shipping 10 goals, en-route to three defeats from four on the road, there were few signs of infirmity during this full-blooded contest. Burnley 0 - 1 West Ham (Michail Antonio, 19 min) And when Burnley were guilty of defensive folly on a Sunday League scale they fully capitalised to gain the richly-merited advantage that their play had warranted. Joe Hart’s long punt forward travelled 70-yards down the centre of the pitch and when it deceived Mee, Michail Antonio’s darting run was rewarded, as he flicked the ball beyond Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope to open the scoring. Then came Carroll’s crude interventions, much to Bilic’s despair. “I’m very disappointed and angry as well. We were passing the ball, we were dangerous with the ball and then we scored a goal and had that momentum,” Bilic said.   Carroll was handed a yellow card after using his elbow on James Tarkowski Credit:  REUTERS “That momentum was ruined by those bookings in the space of two minutes. For a player of Andy’s experience basically you can’t do that. It was a big blow for us. It’s very hard for such a long time to stop an opponent that has an extra player from getting in positions to put a good ball in, or to shoot from 25 yards. “If it had stayed 1-0 it would’ve been heroic, but one moment doesn’t make it less heroic. I’m very disappointed, not with the referee’s decision. The first one (booking) can happen but the second one? “You can’t do that a couple of minutes later. Especially when you play away you are asking for trouble. You don’t go for that ball normally because it is out of reach but he went to win that ball. It was just an unbelievably bad decision and bad challenge to even go there.” Antonio twice spurned opportunities to add a decisive second goal after the interval and as the game drew to its conclusion Burnley’s numerical advantage finally told. “We deserved to get something that’s for sure,” said Burnley manager Sean Dyche, who watched Substitute Johann Berg Gudmundsson hit the woodwork before their reprieve was confirmed by the head of Chris Wood in the 85th minute. It maintained Burnley’s best start to a Premier League campaign and assured the focus reverted back to Carroll.

Burnley 1 West Ham 1: Andy Carroll recklessness 'ruins' Slaven Bilic chance of rare away-day victory

Burnley 1 West Ham 1: Andy Carroll recklessness 'ruins' Slaven Bilic chance of rare away-day victory

Burnley 1 West Ham 1: Andy Carroll recklessness 'ruins' Slaven Bilic chance of rare away-day victory

Burnley 1 West Ham 1: Andy Carroll recklessness 'ruins' Slaven Bilic chance of rare away-day victory

Premier League - Burnley vs West Ham United

Soccer Football - Premier League - Burnley vs West Ham United - Turf Moor, Burnley, Britain - October 14, 2017 Burnley’s Chris Wood applauds fans after the match REUTERS/Peter Powell

Chris Wood equalises late for Burnley to thwart 10-man West Ham

Chris Wood leaps to score Burnley’s late equaliser against West Ham, who played most of the game with ten men following the dismissal of Andy Carroll.

Chris Wood equalises late for Burnley to thwart 10-man West Ham

Chris Wood equalises late for Burnley to thwart 10-man West Ham

Crystal Palace 2 Chelsea 1: Return of Wilfried Zaha inspires victory over champions to end 731-minute goal drought

This is what relief sounds like. Crystal Palace, seemingly marooned from the rest, drifting goalless into the Championship, as if from nowhere produced a performance of real distinction to beat the champions Chelsea. And the huge tumult of noise that greeted the final whistle could not have been more substantial if the European Cup had just been secured. Never has “Glad All Over” been so heart felt. As their team had stuttered and faltered across the season’s opening months, Palace fans had been praying for Wilfried Zaha to get fit. You could understand their impatience. The return of their talisman was what made the difference here. Full of ambition, invention and adventure, his arrival on the team sheet was like an intravenous injection of confidence. As if determined to rescue his local club single-handedly, from the moment the game began, Zaha was involved. Only two minutes had elapsed before, beautifully found by Andros Townsend, he tried to round the entire Chelsea defence, only for Thibaut Courtois to save well when he finally got a shot away. His presence seemed to invigorate not only the crowd, but his team mates. Palace were eager, quick, aggressive from the start. Yohan Cabaye was everywhere, Luka Milivojevic, so important under Sam Allardyce and so unimpressive thus far this season, was snappy and sharp in the heart of their midfield, even engaging in a flamboyant backheel to beat Michy Batshuayi. Andros Townsend puts Gary Cahill under pressure Credit: ACTION IMAGES Meanwhile, Andros Townsend, playing up front with Zaha in a bold, new pairing, was full of verve, swirling a shot just past the post after an intricate build-up of first-time touches. And Townsend it was who helped construct something the home crowd had thought had disappeared from their match-day menu. It was not a contender for Goal of the Season, but when the ball trickled slowly into the net in the 11th minute, Roy Hodgson leapt from the bench, pumping his fists in triumph as all around him, the home fans went doolally with delight. The fact that one of their own had not scored did not seem to matter. The goal came after Townsend, set free by James McArthur, cut the ball back from the byline. As Cabaye shaped to shoot, David Luiz nipped in to hoof the ball away. However, his attempted clearance bounced off the Frenchman’s knee, took a deflection off Cesar Azpilicueta, leaving Courtois flat footed. Not that anyone in this part of South London minded. When goals are at a premium, a scrabbly own goal counts as much as a screamer. “We’re Crystal Palace, we score when we like,” sang the Holmesdale End, their grins wide and heartfelt. But Chelsea are nothing if not resilient. Palace ascendancy only lasted seven minutes before a corner by Cesc Fabregas found Tiemoue Bakayoko, sauntering into the middle of the area completely unattended to head the ball downwards into the turf, from where it bounced into the corner of the net. What would have pleased Hodgson more than anything was that the goal was not an aberration. At the heart of everything good was the returning Zaha. If that might have been the cue at the season’s start for Palace capitulation, here it was the cue to step up. Even as Hodgson stood on the touchline in that familiar puzzled stance with his fingers on his chin, his team, driven by Zaha, kept piling forward. The better Palace played, the less effective Chelsea became. And just before half time, Mamadou Sakho demonstrated quite how far commitment can take a team. He bundled his way through Willian and barrelled forwards. On the edge of the area he slipped a delightful through ball to Zaha who ran between Luiz and Azipilicueta before firing the ball past Courtois. His celebration was prolonged and meaningful. Mainlining confidence, as the second half began Palace kept probing. Townsend and Zaha exchanged a succession of passes as they advanced forward. Chelsea, however sharp Fabregas’s shot that rattled the crossbar was, looked perturbed, narked that Palace had not rolled over. Their temper was demonstrated by Michy Batshuayi’s ill-tempered reaction to being substituted. By now Palace were having something that had seemingly long since departed Selhurst: fun. Townsend and Zaha kept skipping and zipping into the area, Sakho had another bulldozer of a run, Jason Puncheon came off the bench to add zest. And then Patrick van Aanholt missed a sitter after Courtois spilled Townsend’s shot. As the game neared its end, even as Sakho tempted fate by trying to back-heel the ball clear in his own area, Antonio Conte became ever more agitated on the sidelines, while Hodgson stood in that manner that became so familiar when he was in charge of England: silent, unmoved, his finger on his chin. Now we know it was not the sign of someone clueless about how to influence the course of events. It was the mark of a manager purring in the certainty that plans were coming good. Now just a win from safety, this is where the Palace season starts. 4:56PM Full time: Spurs 1-0 Bournemouth The referee has seen enough at Wembley Stadium and blows the final whistle. 4:55PM Average touch positions (full time) Average touch positions (full time) 4:55PM Full time: Crystal Palace 2-1 Chelsea The referee has seen enough at Selhurst Park and blows the final whistle. 4:55PM Full time: Burnley 1-1 West Ham It's all over at Turf Moor. 4:55PM Average touch positions (full time) Average touch positions (full time) 4:55PM Average touch positions (full time) Average touch positions (full time) 4:54PM Full time: Swansea 2-0 Huddersfield The final whistle blows at Liberty Stadium. 4:54PM Average touch positions (full time) Average touch positions (full time) 4:54PM It's been a mismatch at Wembley Stadium so far Spurs are dominating this game, firing in a total of 15 shots compared to five from Bournemouth so far. Spurs vs Bournemouth shots on goal 4:52PM Full time: Man City 7-2 Stoke The final whistle blows at Etihad Stadium. 4:52PM Average touch positions (full time) Average touch positions (full time) 4:45PM Man City piling on the pressure The hosts have attempted 20 shots so far, with 11 of them hitting the target. Man City vs Stoke shots on goal 4:44PM GOAL! Chris Wood pops up with a late equaliser for Burnley - it's 1-1. Burnley 1 - 1 West Ham (Chris Wood, 85 min) 4:44PM One-way traffic at Turf Moor It's been all Burnley, with the hosts racking up 16 shots so far - West Ham have managed just eight in reply. Burnley vs West Ham shots on goal 4:37PM GOAL! Seventh heaven for Man City. Bernardo Silva adds another to make it 7-2. Man City 7 - 2 Stoke (Bernardo Silva, 79 min) 4:34PM GOAL! Bournemouth level it up with a goal from Jermain Defoe: it's 1-1. Spurs 1 - 1 Bournemouth (Jermain Defoe, 78 min) 4:20PM GOAL! It's six of the best for Man City. Leroy Sané adds to the misery for Stoke to make it 6-2. Man City 6 - 2 Stoke (Leroy Sané, 62 min) 4:18PM GOAL! A goal from Fernandinho for Man City makes the score 5-2. Man City 5 - 2 Stoke (Fernandinho, 60 min) 4:18PM It's been a mismatch at Etihad Stadium so far Man City are dominating this game, firing in a total of 15 shots compared to three from Stoke so far. Man City vs Stoke shots on goal 4:14PM GOAL! Man City have restored their two-goal lead thanks to a goal from Gabriel Jesus: it's 4-2 now. Man City 4 - 2 Stoke (Gabriel Jesus, 55 min) 4:07PM GOAL! Tammy Abraham adds a second for Swansea - it's now 2-0! Swansea 2 - 0 Huddersfield (Tammy Abraham, 48 min) 4:05PM OWN GOAL! Kyle Walker has put through his own net, making the score 3-2. Man City 3 - 2 Stoke (Kyle Walker, 47 min) 4:04PM GOAL! Christian Eriksen finally gets the breakthrough for Spurs - it's 1-0. Spurs 1 - 0 Bournemouth (Christian Eriksen, 47 min) 4:03PM Second half: Burnley 0-1 West Ham We're back under way at Turf Moor. 4:03PM Second half: Crystal Palace 2-1 Chelsea The second 45 has begun at Selhurst Park. 4:03PM Second half: Swansea 1-0 Huddersfield We're back under way at Liberty Stadium. 4:03PM Second half: Man City 3-1 Stoke We're back under way at Etihad Stadium. 4:02PM Second half: Spurs 0-0 Bournemouth We're back under way at Wembley Stadium. 3:50PM Half time: Crystal Palace 2-1 Chelsea The half-time whistle blows at Selhurst Park. 3:49PM Average touch positions (half time) Average touch positions (half time) 3:49PM Average touch positions (half time) Average touch positions (half time) 3:49PM Half time: Swansea 1-0 Huddersfield The teams head in at the break at Liberty Stadium. 3:48PM Half time: Burnley 0-1 West Ham The first 45 minutes is up at Turf Moor. 3:48PM Average touch positions (half time) Average touch positions (half time) 3:48PM Half time: Man City 3-1 Stoke The half-time whistle blows at Etihad Stadium. 3:48PM Average touch positions (half time) Average touch positions (half time) 3:47PM Half time: Spurs 0-0 Bournemouth The half-time whistle blows at Wembley Stadium. 3:47PM Average touch positions (half time) Average touch positions (half time) 3:47PM The home side needing no invitation to shoot so far Man City have frequently threatened the Stoke goal - ten shots have been attempted, with six of them on target. Man City vs Stoke shots on goal 3:46PM GOAL! Wilfried Zaha has restored Crystal Palace's lead and it's now 2-1. Crystal Palace 2 - 1 Chelsea (Wilfried Zaha, 45 min) 3:44PM GOAL! Stoke have pulled a goal back through Mame Biram Diouf to make it 3-1. Man City 3 - 1 Stoke (Mame Biram Diouf, 44 min) 3:43PM GOAL! Swansea take the lead, and it's Tammy Abraham with the goal: 1-0. Swansea 1 - 0 Huddersfield (Tammy Abraham, 42 min) 3:42PM The shot count is similar Spurs and Bournemouth are evenly matched in attack so far - the home side have fired in four shots to the visitors' four. Spurs vs Bournemouth shots on goal 3:41PM The shot count is similar Crystal Palace and Chelsea are evenly matched in attack so far - the home side have fired in four shots to the visitors' four. Crystal Palace vs Chelsea shots on goal 3:40PM The shot count is similar Swansea and Huddersfield are evenly matched in attack so far - the vistors have fired in three shots to the hosts' two. Swansea vs Huddersfield shots on goal 3:40PM Neither side able to dictate the game so far Chelsea enjoying slightly more of the ball, with 320 touches to 290 from Crystal Palace. Crystal Palace vs Chelsea 3:38PM Bournemouth attack yet to make much of an impression The visitors haven't yet managed to apply some concerted pressure on the Spurs backline. Spurs vs Bournemouth 3:38PM Stoke looking unadventurous so far Stoke are yet to pose a significant threat in the final third. Man City vs Stoke 3:38PM Huddersfield attack yet to make much of an impression The visitors haven't yet managed to apply some concerted pressure on the Swansea backline. Swansea vs Huddersfield 3:34PM Stoke finally have a shot of their own Stoke finally register their first shot, but Man City have already fired in eight so far. Man City vs Stoke shots on goal 3:27PM GOAL! It's cruise control for Man City now! David Silva makes it 3-0. Man City 3 - 0 Stoke (David Silva, 27 min) 3:27PM Red card! Andy Carroll sent off for West Ham Stuart Attwell shows Andy Carroll a second yellow card - he's off. 3:20PM GOAL! West Ham take the lead, and it's Michail Antonio with the goal: 0-1. Burnley 0 - 1 West Ham (Michail Antonio, 19 min) 3:19PM GOAL! Chelsea level it up with a goal from Tiemoué Bakayoko: it's 1-1. Crystal Palace 1 - 1 Chelsea (Tiemoué Bakayoko, 18 min) 3:19PM GOAL! Raheem Sterling has doubled Man City's lead - it's now 2-0. Man City 2 - 0 Stoke (Raheem Sterling, 19 min) 3:19PM Chelsea hit back Chelsea register their first shot, in response to three so far from Crystal Palace. Crystal Palace vs Chelsea shots on goal 3:19PM Bournemouth hit back Bournemouth register their first shot, in response to two so far from Spurs. Spurs vs Bournemouth shots on goal 3:17PM GOAL! Gabriel Jesus scores for Man City to make it 1-0! Man City 1 - 0 Stoke (Gabriel Jesus, 17 min) 3:15PM Neither Spurs or Bournemouth are testing the goalkeepers so far Not much to do for either keeper at Wembley Stadium - Spurs and Bournemouth keeping each other at bay. Spurs vs Bournemouth shots on goal 3:13PM Spurs enjoying plenty of touches of the ball so far. Spurs have had 137 touches of the ball compared to 47 by Bournemouth. Spurs vs Bournemouth 3:13PM Man City are dominating the ball so far Man City are letting the ball do the work - they've had 134 touches compared to just 44 for Stoke. Man City vs Stoke 3:12PM GOAL! 1-0! Yohan Cabaye strikes to give Crystal Palace the early lead. Crystal Palace 1 - 0 Chelsea (Yohan Cabaye, 11 min) 3:09PM Burnley threaten for the first time Following the earlier West Ham effort, Burnley register their first attempt at goal. Burnley vs West Ham shots on goal 3:08PM Swansea threaten for the first time Following the earlier Huddersfield effort, Swansea register their first attempt at goal. Swansea vs Huddersfield shots on goal 3:01PM Kick off: Crystal Palace vs Chelsea They're off and running at Selhurst Park. 3:00PM Kick off: Man City vs Stoke We're under way at Etihad Stadium. 3:00PM Kick off: Burnley vs West Ham The action gets started at Turf Moor. 3:00PM Kick off: Spurs vs Bournemouth We're under way at Wembley Stadium. 3:00PM Kick off: Swansea vs Huddersfield We're under way at Liberty Stadium. 1:35PM Goals aplenty in store? Good afternoon and welcome to our live blog of the FIVE 3pm Premier League matches taking place this afternoon. This rolling blog will feature all the goals from some tasty looking matches including Crystal Palace against Chelsea and Tottenham versus Bournemouth. We'll also be across any goals that go in in the clashes between Burnley and West Ham, Manchester City vs Stoke and Swansea's home visit of Huddersfield. In the meantime, our writers have made their score predictions:   Palace vs Chelsea Still looking for their first point and first goal, Palace are already in deep trouble. "At the moment we're like a boxer knocked down by superior fighters" admitted Roy Hodgson and the visit of Chelsea is unlikely to offer respite.  Ian Winrow's prediction: 0-3   Tottenham vs Bournemouth One of the Premier League's great oddities, Spurs' failure to win at their temporary Wembley home, should be banished. Spurs might have one eye on Tuesday's trip to Real Madrid but will still carry too much firepower for Bournemouth. Ben Findon's prediction: 4-0   Burnley vs West Ham A reversal of fortunes on their travels has buoyed Burnley who peer down on West Ham from the lofty preserve of sixth. Much here will rest on whether they can also rediscover their vaunted home form of last term against opponents who have suffered defeats in three of their four fixtures on the road thus far. Steven Sutcliffe’s match prediction: Burnley 2-1 West Ham United   Man City vs Stoke With or without Sergio Aguero, Manchester City are becoming formidable in Pep Guardiola’s second season, as Chelsea discovered two weeks ago. The Premier League leaders will need all their attacking guile against their former manager Mark Hughes, who has led Stoke to a win over Arsenal and a draw with Manchester United this season. Mike Whalley's prediction: Manchester City 2 Stoke City 0   Swansea vs Huddersfield Swansea only have one more point at this stage than under pilloried American Bob Bradley last year and Paul Clement will be desperate for three more which could haul them out of the bottom three. But Huddersfield have their own slide to address, having not won in six games, after their fine start. James Corrigan's prediction: 1-1

Crystal Palace 2 Chelsea 1: Return of Wilfried Zaha inspires victory over champions to end 731-minute goal drought

This is what relief sounds like. Crystal Palace, seemingly marooned from the rest, drifting goalless into the Championship, as if from nowhere produced a performance of real distinction to beat the champions Chelsea. And the huge tumult of noise that greeted the final whistle could not have been more substantial if the European Cup had just been secured. Never has “Glad All Over” been so heart felt. As their team had stuttered and faltered across the season’s opening months, Palace fans had been praying for Wilfried Zaha to get fit. You could understand their impatience. The return of their talisman was what made the difference here. Full of ambition, invention and adventure, his arrival on the team sheet was like an intravenous injection of confidence. As if determined to rescue his local club single-handedly, from the moment the game began, Zaha was involved. Only two minutes had elapsed before, beautifully found by Andros Townsend, he tried to round the entire Chelsea defence, only for Thibaut Courtois to save well when he finally got a shot away. His presence seemed to invigorate not only the crowd, but his team mates. Palace were eager, quick, aggressive from the start. Yohan Cabaye was everywhere, Luka Milivojevic, so important under Sam Allardyce and so unimpressive thus far this season, was snappy and sharp in the heart of their midfield, even engaging in a flamboyant backheel to beat Michy Batshuayi. Andros Townsend puts Gary Cahill under pressure Credit: ACTION IMAGES Meanwhile, Andros Townsend, playing up front with Zaha in a bold, new pairing, was full of verve, swirling a shot just past the post after an intricate build-up of first-time touches. And Townsend it was who helped construct something the home crowd had thought had disappeared from their match-day menu. It was not a contender for Goal of the Season, but when the ball trickled slowly into the net in the 11th minute, Roy Hodgson leapt from the bench, pumping his fists in triumph as all around him, the home fans went doolally with delight. The fact that one of their own had not scored did not seem to matter. The goal came after Townsend, set free by James McArthur, cut the ball back from the byline. As Cabaye shaped to shoot, David Luiz nipped in to hoof the ball away. However, his attempted clearance bounced off the Frenchman’s knee, took a deflection off Cesar Azpilicueta, leaving Courtois flat footed. Not that anyone in this part of South London minded. When goals are at a premium, a scrabbly own goal counts as much as a screamer. “We’re Crystal Palace, we score when we like,” sang the Holmesdale End, their grins wide and heartfelt. But Chelsea are nothing if not resilient. Palace ascendancy only lasted seven minutes before a corner by Cesc Fabregas found Tiemoue Bakayoko, sauntering into the middle of the area completely unattended to head the ball downwards into the turf, from where it bounced into the corner of the net. What would have pleased Hodgson more than anything was that the goal was not an aberration. At the heart of everything good was the returning Zaha. If that might have been the cue at the season’s start for Palace capitulation, here it was the cue to step up. Even as Hodgson stood on the touchline in that familiar puzzled stance with his fingers on his chin, his team, driven by Zaha, kept piling forward. The better Palace played, the less effective Chelsea became. And just before half time, Mamadou Sakho demonstrated quite how far commitment can take a team. He bundled his way through Willian and barrelled forwards. On the edge of the area he slipped a delightful through ball to Zaha who ran between Luiz and Azipilicueta before firing the ball past Courtois. His celebration was prolonged and meaningful. Mainlining confidence, as the second half began Palace kept probing. Townsend and Zaha exchanged a succession of passes as they advanced forward. Chelsea, however sharp Fabregas’s shot that rattled the crossbar was, looked perturbed, narked that Palace had not rolled over. Their temper was demonstrated by Michy Batshuayi’s ill-tempered reaction to being substituted. By now Palace were having something that had seemingly long since departed Selhurst: fun. Townsend and Zaha kept skipping and zipping into the area, Sakho had another bulldozer of a run, Jason Puncheon came off the bench to add zest. And then Patrick van Aanholt missed a sitter after Courtois spilled Townsend’s shot. As the game neared its end, even as Sakho tempted fate by trying to back-heel the ball clear in his own area, Antonio Conte became ever more agitated on the sidelines, while Hodgson stood in that manner that became so familiar when he was in charge of England: silent, unmoved, his finger on his chin. Now we know it was not the sign of someone clueless about how to influence the course of events. It was the mark of a manager purring in the certainty that plans were coming good. Now just a win from safety, this is where the Palace season starts. 4:56PM Full time: Spurs 1-0 Bournemouth The referee has seen enough at Wembley Stadium and blows the final whistle. 4:55PM Average touch positions (full time) Average touch positions (full time) 4:55PM Full time: Crystal Palace 2-1 Chelsea The referee has seen enough at Selhurst Park and blows the final whistle. 4:55PM Full time: Burnley 1-1 West Ham It's all over at Turf Moor. 4:55PM Average touch positions (full time) Average touch positions (full time) 4:55PM Average touch positions (full time) Average touch positions (full time) 4:54PM Full time: Swansea 2-0 Huddersfield The final whistle blows at Liberty Stadium. 4:54PM Average touch positions (full time) Average touch positions (full time) 4:54PM It's been a mismatch at Wembley Stadium so far Spurs are dominating this game, firing in a total of 15 shots compared to five from Bournemouth so far. Spurs vs Bournemouth shots on goal 4:52PM Full time: Man City 7-2 Stoke The final whistle blows at Etihad Stadium. 4:52PM Average touch positions (full time) Average touch positions (full time) 4:45PM Man City piling on the pressure The hosts have attempted 20 shots so far, with 11 of them hitting the target. Man City vs Stoke shots on goal 4:44PM GOAL! Chris Wood pops up with a late equaliser for Burnley - it's 1-1. Burnley 1 - 1 West Ham (Chris Wood, 85 min) 4:44PM One-way traffic at Turf Moor It's been all Burnley, with the hosts racking up 16 shots so far - West Ham have managed just eight in reply. Burnley vs West Ham shots on goal 4:37PM GOAL! Seventh heaven for Man City. Bernardo Silva adds another to make it 7-2. Man City 7 - 2 Stoke (Bernardo Silva, 79 min) 4:34PM GOAL! Bournemouth level it up with a goal from Jermain Defoe: it's 1-1. Spurs 1 - 1 Bournemouth (Jermain Defoe, 78 min) 4:20PM GOAL! It's six of the best for Man City. Leroy Sané adds to the misery for Stoke to make it 6-2. Man City 6 - 2 Stoke (Leroy Sané, 62 min) 4:18PM GOAL! A goal from Fernandinho for Man City makes the score 5-2. Man City 5 - 2 Stoke (Fernandinho, 60 min) 4:18PM It's been a mismatch at Etihad Stadium so far Man City are dominating this game, firing in a total of 15 shots compared to three from Stoke so far. Man City vs Stoke shots on goal 4:14PM GOAL! Man City have restored their two-goal lead thanks to a goal from Gabriel Jesus: it's 4-2 now. Man City 4 - 2 Stoke (Gabriel Jesus, 55 min) 4:07PM GOAL! Tammy Abraham adds a second for Swansea - it's now 2-0! Swansea 2 - 0 Huddersfield (Tammy Abraham, 48 min) 4:05PM OWN GOAL! Kyle Walker has put through his own net, making the score 3-2. Man City 3 - 2 Stoke (Kyle Walker, 47 min) 4:04PM GOAL! Christian Eriksen finally gets the breakthrough for Spurs - it's 1-0. Spurs 1 - 0 Bournemouth (Christian Eriksen, 47 min) 4:03PM Second half: Burnley 0-1 West Ham We're back under way at Turf Moor. 4:03PM Second half: Crystal Palace 2-1 Chelsea The second 45 has begun at Selhurst Park. 4:03PM Second half: Swansea 1-0 Huddersfield We're back under way at Liberty Stadium. 4:03PM Second half: Man City 3-1 Stoke We're back under way at Etihad Stadium. 4:02PM Second half: Spurs 0-0 Bournemouth We're back under way at Wembley Stadium. 3:50PM Half time: Crystal Palace 2-1 Chelsea The half-time whistle blows at Selhurst Park. 3:49PM Average touch positions (half time) Average touch positions (half time) 3:49PM Average touch positions (half time) Average touch positions (half time) 3:49PM Half time: Swansea 1-0 Huddersfield The teams head in at the break at Liberty Stadium. 3:48PM Half time: Burnley 0-1 West Ham The first 45 minutes is up at Turf Moor. 3:48PM Average touch positions (half time) Average touch positions (half time) 3:48PM Half time: Man City 3-1 Stoke The half-time whistle blows at Etihad Stadium. 3:48PM Average touch positions (half time) Average touch positions (half time) 3:47PM Half time: Spurs 0-0 Bournemouth The half-time whistle blows at Wembley Stadium. 3:47PM Average touch positions (half time) Average touch positions (half time) 3:47PM The home side needing no invitation to shoot so far Man City have frequently threatened the Stoke goal - ten shots have been attempted, with six of them on target. Man City vs Stoke shots on goal 3:46PM GOAL! Wilfried Zaha has restored Crystal Palace's lead and it's now 2-1. Crystal Palace 2 - 1 Chelsea (Wilfried Zaha, 45 min) 3:44PM GOAL! Stoke have pulled a goal back through Mame Biram Diouf to make it 3-1. Man City 3 - 1 Stoke (Mame Biram Diouf, 44 min) 3:43PM GOAL! Swansea take the lead, and it's Tammy Abraham with the goal: 1-0. Swansea 1 - 0 Huddersfield (Tammy Abraham, 42 min) 3:42PM The shot count is similar Spurs and Bournemouth are evenly matched in attack so far - the home side have fired in four shots to the visitors' four. Spurs vs Bournemouth shots on goal 3:41PM The shot count is similar Crystal Palace and Chelsea are evenly matched in attack so far - the home side have fired in four shots to the visitors' four. Crystal Palace vs Chelsea shots on goal 3:40PM The shot count is similar Swansea and Huddersfield are evenly matched in attack so far - the vistors have fired in three shots to the hosts' two. Swansea vs Huddersfield shots on goal 3:40PM Neither side able to dictate the game so far Chelsea enjoying slightly more of the ball, with 320 touches to 290 from Crystal Palace. Crystal Palace vs Chelsea 3:38PM Bournemouth attack yet to make much of an impression The visitors haven't yet managed to apply some concerted pressure on the Spurs backline. Spurs vs Bournemouth 3:38PM Stoke looking unadventurous so far Stoke are yet to pose a significant threat in the final third. Man City vs Stoke 3:38PM Huddersfield attack yet to make much of an impression The visitors haven't yet managed to apply some concerted pressure on the Swansea backline. Swansea vs Huddersfield 3:34PM Stoke finally have a shot of their own Stoke finally register their first shot, but Man City have already fired in eight so far. Man City vs Stoke shots on goal 3:27PM GOAL! It's cruise control for Man City now! David Silva makes it 3-0. Man City 3 - 0 Stoke (David Silva, 27 min) 3:27PM Red card! Andy Carroll sent off for West Ham Stuart Attwell shows Andy Carroll a second yellow card - he's off. 3:20PM GOAL! West Ham take the lead, and it's Michail Antonio with the goal: 0-1. Burnley 0 - 1 West Ham (Michail Antonio, 19 min) 3:19PM GOAL! Chelsea level it up with a goal from Tiemoué Bakayoko: it's 1-1. Crystal Palace 1 - 1 Chelsea (Tiemoué Bakayoko, 18 min) 3:19PM GOAL! Raheem Sterling has doubled Man City's lead - it's now 2-0. Man City 2 - 0 Stoke (Raheem Sterling, 19 min) 3:19PM Chelsea hit back Chelsea register their first shot, in response to three so far from Crystal Palace. Crystal Palace vs Chelsea shots on goal 3:19PM Bournemouth hit back Bournemouth register their first shot, in response to two so far from Spurs. Spurs vs Bournemouth shots on goal 3:17PM GOAL! Gabriel Jesus scores for Man City to make it 1-0! Man City 1 - 0 Stoke (Gabriel Jesus, 17 min) 3:15PM Neither Spurs or Bournemouth are testing the goalkeepers so far Not much to do for either keeper at Wembley Stadium - Spurs and Bournemouth keeping each other at bay. Spurs vs Bournemouth shots on goal 3:13PM Spurs enjoying plenty of touches of the ball so far. Spurs have had 137 touches of the ball compared to 47 by Bournemouth. Spurs vs Bournemouth 3:13PM Man City are dominating the ball so far Man City are letting the ball do the work - they've had 134 touches compared to just 44 for Stoke. Man City vs Stoke 3:12PM GOAL! 1-0! Yohan Cabaye strikes to give Crystal Palace the early lead. Crystal Palace 1 - 0 Chelsea (Yohan Cabaye, 11 min) 3:09PM Burnley threaten for the first time Following the earlier West Ham effort, Burnley register their first attempt at goal. Burnley vs West Ham shots on goal 3:08PM Swansea threaten for the first time Following the earlier Huddersfield effort, Swansea register their first attempt at goal. Swansea vs Huddersfield shots on goal 3:01PM Kick off: Crystal Palace vs Chelsea They're off and running at Selhurst Park. 3:00PM Kick off: Man City vs Stoke We're under way at Etihad Stadium. 3:00PM Kick off: Burnley vs West Ham The action gets started at Turf Moor. 3:00PM Kick off: Spurs vs Bournemouth We're under way at Wembley Stadium. 3:00PM Kick off: Swansea vs Huddersfield We're under way at Liberty Stadium. 1:35PM Goals aplenty in store? Good afternoon and welcome to our live blog of the FIVE 3pm Premier League matches taking place this afternoon. This rolling blog will feature all the goals from some tasty looking matches including Crystal Palace against Chelsea and Tottenham versus Bournemouth. We'll also be across any goals that go in in the clashes between Burnley and West Ham, Manchester City vs Stoke and Swansea's home visit of Huddersfield. In the meantime, our writers have made their score predictions:   Palace vs Chelsea Still looking for their first point and first goal, Palace are already in deep trouble. "At the moment we're like a boxer knocked down by superior fighters" admitted Roy Hodgson and the visit of Chelsea is unlikely to offer respite.  Ian Winrow's prediction: 0-3   Tottenham vs Bournemouth One of the Premier League's great oddities, Spurs' failure to win at their temporary Wembley home, should be banished. Spurs might have one eye on Tuesday's trip to Real Madrid but will still carry too much firepower for Bournemouth. Ben Findon's prediction: 4-0   Burnley vs West Ham A reversal of fortunes on their travels has buoyed Burnley who peer down on West Ham from the lofty preserve of sixth. Much here will rest on whether they can also rediscover their vaunted home form of last term against opponents who have suffered defeats in three of their four fixtures on the road thus far. Steven Sutcliffe’s match prediction: Burnley 2-1 West Ham United   Man City vs Stoke With or without Sergio Aguero, Manchester City are becoming formidable in Pep Guardiola’s second season, as Chelsea discovered two weeks ago. The Premier League leaders will need all their attacking guile against their former manager Mark Hughes, who has led Stoke to a win over Arsenal and a draw with Manchester United this season. Mike Whalley's prediction: Manchester City 2 Stoke City 0   Swansea vs Huddersfield Swansea only have one more point at this stage than under pilloried American Bob Bradley last year and Paul Clement will be desperate for three more which could haul them out of the bottom three. But Huddersfield have their own slide to address, having not won in six games, after their fine start. James Corrigan's prediction: 1-1

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Burnley forward Chris Wood denies 10-man West Ham back-to-back wins for the first time since January

Burnley forward Chris Wood denies 10-man West Ham back-to-back wins for the first time since January

Burnley forward Chris Wood denies 10-man West Ham back-to-back wins for the first time since January

Burnley forward Chris Wood denies 10-man West Ham back-to-back wins for the first time since January

Burnley forward Chris Wood denies 10-man West Ham back-to-back wins for the first time since January

Burnley 1 West Ham 1: Late Wood goal salvages point against 10-man Hammers

West Ham were left to rue a moment of madness from Andy Carroll as Burnley fought back to claim a share of the spoils.

Burnley 1 West Ham 1: Hammers held to draw after Andy Carroll red card

Premier League live score updates: All today's goals, including Crystal Palace vs Chelsea

4:56PM Full time: Spurs 1-0 Bournemouth The referee has seen enough at Wembley Stadium and blows the final whistle. 4:55PM Average touch positions (full time) Average touch positions (full time) 4:55PM Full time: Crystal Palace 2-1 Chelsea The referee has seen enough at Selhurst Park and blows the final whistle. 4:55PM Full time: Burnley 1-1 West Ham It's all over at Turf Moor. 4:55PM Average touch positions (full time) Average touch positions (full time) 4:55PM Average touch positions (full time) Average touch positions (full time) 4:54PM Full time: Swansea 2-0 Huddersfield The final whistle blows at Liberty Stadium. 4:54PM Average touch positions (full time) Average touch positions (full time) 4:54PM It's been a mismatch at Wembley Stadium so far Spurs are dominating this game, firing in a total of 15 shots compared to five from Bournemouth so far. Spurs vs Bournemouth shots on goal 4:52PM Full time: Man City 7-2 Stoke The final whistle blows at Etihad Stadium. 4:52PM Average touch positions (full time) Average touch positions (full time) 4:45PM Man City piling on the pressure The hosts have attempted 20 shots so far, with 11 of them hitting the target. Man City vs Stoke shots on goal 4:44PM GOAL! Chris Wood pops up with a late equaliser for Burnley - it's 1-1. Burnley 1 - 1 West Ham (Chris Wood, 85 min) 4:44PM One-way traffic at Turf Moor It's been all Burnley, with the hosts racking up 16 shots so far - West Ham have managed just eight in reply. Burnley vs West Ham shots on goal 4:37PM GOAL! Seventh heaven for Man City. Bernardo Silva adds another to make it 7-2. Man City 7 - 2 Stoke (Bernardo Silva, 79 min) 4:34PM GOAL! Bournemouth level it up with a goal from Jermain Defoe: it's 1-1. Spurs 1 - 1 Bournemouth (Jermain Defoe, 78 min) 4:20PM GOAL! It's six of the best for Man City. Leroy Sané adds to the misery for Stoke to make it 6-2. Man City 6 - 2 Stoke (Leroy Sané, 62 min) 4:18PM GOAL! A goal from Fernandinho for Man City makes the score 5-2. Man City 5 - 2 Stoke (Fernandinho, 60 min) 4:18PM It's been a mismatch at Etihad Stadium so far Man City are dominating this game, firing in a total of 15 shots compared to three from Stoke so far. Man City vs Stoke shots on goal 4:14PM GOAL! Man City have restored their two-goal lead thanks to a goal from Gabriel Jesus: it's 4-2 now. Man City 4 - 2 Stoke (Gabriel Jesus, 55 min) 4:07PM GOAL! Tammy Abraham adds a second for Swansea - it's now 2-0! Swansea 2 - 0 Huddersfield (Tammy Abraham, 48 min) 4:05PM OWN GOAL! Kyle Walker has put through his own net, making the score 3-2. Man City 3 - 2 Stoke (Kyle Walker, 47 min) 4:04PM GOAL! Christian Eriksen finally gets the breakthrough for Spurs - it's 1-0. Spurs 1 - 0 Bournemouth (Christian Eriksen, 47 min) 4:03PM Second half: Burnley 0-1 West Ham We're back under way at Turf Moor. 4:03PM Second half: Crystal Palace 2-1 Chelsea The second 45 has begun at Selhurst Park. 4:03PM Second half: Swansea 1-0 Huddersfield We're back under way at Liberty Stadium. 4:03PM Second half: Man City 3-1 Stoke We're back under way at Etihad Stadium. 4:02PM Second half: Spurs 0-0 Bournemouth We're back under way at Wembley Stadium. 3:50PM Half time: Crystal Palace 2-1 Chelsea The half-time whistle blows at Selhurst Park. 3:49PM Average touch positions (half time) Average touch positions (half time) 3:49PM Average touch positions (half time) Average touch positions (half time) 3:49PM Half time: Swansea 1-0 Huddersfield The teams head in at the break at Liberty Stadium. 3:48PM Half time: Burnley 0-1 West Ham The first 45 minutes is up at Turf Moor. 3:48PM Average touch positions (half time) Average touch positions (half time) 3:48PM Half time: Man City 3-1 Stoke The half-time whistle blows at Etihad Stadium. 3:48PM Average touch positions (half time) Average touch positions (half time) 3:47PM Half time: Spurs 0-0 Bournemouth The half-time whistle blows at Wembley Stadium. 3:47PM Average touch positions (half time) Average touch positions (half time) 3:47PM The home side needing no invitation to shoot so far Man City have frequently threatened the Stoke goal - ten shots have been attempted, with six of them on target. Man City vs Stoke shots on goal 3:46PM GOAL! Wilfried Zaha has restored Crystal Palace's lead and it's now 2-1. Crystal Palace 2 - 1 Chelsea (Wilfried Zaha, 45 min) 3:44PM GOAL! Stoke have pulled a goal back through Mame Biram Diouf to make it 3-1. Man City 3 - 1 Stoke (Mame Biram Diouf, 44 min) 3:43PM GOAL! Swansea take the lead, and it's Tammy Abraham with the goal: 1-0. Swansea 1 - 0 Huddersfield (Tammy Abraham, 42 min) 3:42PM The shot count is similar Spurs and Bournemouth are evenly matched in attack so far - the home side have fired in four shots to the visitors' four. Spurs vs Bournemouth shots on goal 3:41PM The shot count is similar Crystal Palace and Chelsea are evenly matched in attack so far - the home side have fired in four shots to the visitors' four. Crystal Palace vs Chelsea shots on goal 3:40PM The shot count is similar Swansea and Huddersfield are evenly matched in attack so far - the vistors have fired in three shots to the hosts' two. Swansea vs Huddersfield shots on goal 3:40PM Neither side able to dictate the game so far Chelsea enjoying slightly more of the ball, with 320 touches to 290 from Crystal Palace. Crystal Palace vs Chelsea 3:38PM Bournemouth attack yet to make much of an impression The visitors haven't yet managed to apply some concerted pressure on the Spurs backline. Spurs vs Bournemouth 3:38PM Stoke looking unadventurous so far Stoke are yet to pose a significant threat in the final third. Man City vs Stoke 3:38PM Huddersfield attack yet to make much of an impression The visitors haven't yet managed to apply some concerted pressure on the Swansea backline. Swansea vs Huddersfield 3:34PM Stoke finally have a shot of their own Stoke finally register their first shot, but Man City have already fired in eight so far. Man City vs Stoke shots on goal 3:27PM GOAL! It's cruise control for Man City now! David Silva makes it 3-0. Man City 3 - 0 Stoke (David Silva, 27 min) 3:27PM Red card! Andy Carroll sent off for West Ham Stuart Attwell shows Andy Carroll a second yellow card - he's off. 3:20PM GOAL! West Ham take the lead, and it's Michail Antonio with the goal: 0-1. Burnley 0 - 1 West Ham (Michail Antonio, 19 min) 3:19PM GOAL! Chelsea level it up with a goal from Tiemoué Bakayoko: it's 1-1. Crystal Palace 1 - 1 Chelsea (Tiemoué Bakayoko, 18 min) 3:19PM GOAL! Raheem Sterling has doubled Man City's lead - it's now 2-0. Man City 2 - 0 Stoke (Raheem Sterling, 19 min) 3:19PM Chelsea hit back Chelsea register their first shot, in response to three so far from Crystal Palace. Crystal Palace vs Chelsea shots on goal 3:19PM Bournemouth hit back Bournemouth register their first shot, in response to two so far from Spurs. Spurs vs Bournemouth shots on goal 3:17PM GOAL! Gabriel Jesus scores for Man City to make it 1-0! Man City 1 - 0 Stoke (Gabriel Jesus, 17 min) 3:15PM Neither Spurs or Bournemouth are testing the goalkeepers so far Not much to do for either keeper at Wembley Stadium - Spurs and Bournemouth keeping each other at bay. Spurs vs Bournemouth shots on goal 3:13PM Spurs enjoying plenty of touches of the ball so far. Spurs have had 137 touches of the ball compared to 47 by Bournemouth. Spurs vs Bournemouth 3:13PM Man City are dominating the ball so far Man City are letting the ball do the work - they've had 134 touches compared to just 44 for Stoke. Man City vs Stoke 3:12PM GOAL! 1-0! Yohan Cabaye strikes to give Crystal Palace the early lead. Crystal Palace 1 - 0 Chelsea (Yohan Cabaye, 11 min) 3:09PM Burnley threaten for the first time Following the earlier West Ham effort, Burnley register their first attempt at goal. Burnley vs West Ham shots on goal 3:08PM Swansea threaten for the first time Following the earlier Huddersfield effort, Swansea register their first attempt at goal. Swansea vs Huddersfield shots on goal 3:01PM Kick off: Crystal Palace vs Chelsea They're off and running at Selhurst Park. 3:00PM Kick off: Man City vs Stoke We're under way at Etihad Stadium. 3:00PM Kick off: Burnley vs West Ham The action gets started at Turf Moor. 3:00PM Kick off: Spurs vs Bournemouth We're under way at Wembley Stadium. 3:00PM Kick off: Swansea vs Huddersfield We're under way at Liberty Stadium. 1:35PM Goals aplenty in store? Good afternoon and welcome to our live blog of the FIVE 3pm Premier League matches taking place this afternoon. This rolling blog will feature all the goals from some tasty looking matches including Crystal Palace against Chelsea and Tottenham versus Bournemouth. We'll also be across any goals that go in in the clashes between Burnley and West Ham, Manchester City vs Stoke and Swansea's home visit of Huddersfield. In the meantime, our writers have made their score predictions:   Palace vs Chelsea Still looking for their first point and first goal, Palace are already in deep trouble. "At the moment we're like a boxer knocked down by superior fighters" admitted Roy Hodgson and the visit of Chelsea is unlikely to offer respite.  Ian Winrow's prediction: 0-3   Tottenham vs Bournemouth One of the Premier League's great oddities, Spurs' failure to win at their temporary Wembley home, should be banished. Spurs might have one eye on Tuesday's trip to Real Madrid but will still carry too much firepower for Bournemouth. Ben Findon's prediction: 4-0   Burnley vs West Ham A reversal of fortunes on their travels has buoyed Burnley who peer down on West Ham from the lofty preserve of sixth. Much here will rest on whether they can also rediscover their vaunted home form of last term against opponents who have suffered defeats in three of their four fixtures on the road thus far. Steven Sutcliffe’s match prediction: Burnley 2-1 West Ham United   Man City vs Stoke With or without Sergio Aguero, Manchester City are becoming formidable in Pep Guardiola’s second season, as Chelsea discovered two weeks ago. The Premier League leaders will need all their attacking guile against their former manager Mark Hughes, who has led Stoke to a win over Arsenal and a draw with Manchester United this season. Mike Whalley's prediction: Manchester City 2 Stoke City 0   Swansea vs Huddersfield Swansea only have one more point at this stage than under pilloried American Bob Bradley last year and Paul Clement will be desperate for three more which could haul them out of the bottom three. But Huddersfield have their own slide to address, having not won in six games, after their fine start. James Corrigan's prediction: 1-1

Burnley 1 West Ham 1 result: Premier League 2017-18 goals and action LIVE as it happened at Turf Moor

Burnley 1 West Ham 1 result: Premier League 2017-18 goals and action LIVE as it happened at Turf Moor

Burnley 1 West Ham 1 result: Premier League 2017-18 goals and action LIVE as it happened at Turf Moor

Burnley 1 West Ham 1 result: Premier League 2017-18 goals and action LIVE as it happened at Turf Moor

Burnley vs West Ham: Premier League prediction, team line-ups and where to watch on TV and online

Ronald Koeman to recall Wayne Rooney for Brighton game and rules out taking Holland job

Wayne Rooney will be recalled by Everton manager Ronald Koeman for their Premier League clash against Brighton in an attempt to address a crisis of confidence in his side.  Former England captain Rooney was left on the bench for Everton’s 1-0 defeat to Burnley at Goodison Park last time out before he came on as a second-half substitute.  That defeat left the Toffees two points above the relegation zone having accumulated seven points from as many fixtures.  It is understood Koeman will restore the influential ex-England captain to his starting line-up to give his side greater experience.  Koeman said: “I saw the reactions of the players when Burnley scored the goal and it was ‘s**t, again!’. They are doubting, mentally it’s difficult when out of one chance, they score a goal.  “Of course it's the time for all the experienced players. Wayne’s always in my thoughts. It's for everybody who starts to be a team and get a good result. In that team there are experienced players who can deal with more pressure.  Rooney came on as a substitute against Burnley Credit: CAMERASPORT “The Burnley game was a different system to play. We had two strikers in front and you need to make hard decisions in other positions behind the two strikers.”  In addition to recalling Rooney, Koeman will keep faith with Wales defender Ashley Williams despite his struggles for club and country.  Koeman, meanwhile, has ruled himself out of contention for the Holland national team job. Holland this week failed to reach their second successive major tournament after finishing third in their World Cup qualifying group.  “No way,” Koeman said, when asked if he would like the job. “I am not surprised they put my name is in because they did the same some years ago. I am not surprised.  “But I am Everton manager. That’s the most important and nothing else.” 

Ronald Koeman to recall Wayne Rooney for Brighton game and rules out taking Holland job

Wayne Rooney will be recalled by Everton manager Ronald Koeman for their Premier League clash against Brighton in an attempt to address a crisis of confidence in his side.  Former England captain Rooney was left on the bench for Everton’s 1-0 defeat to Burnley at Goodison Park last time out before he came on as a second-half substitute.  That defeat left the Toffees two points above the relegation zone having accumulated seven points from as many fixtures.  It is understood Koeman will restore the influential ex-England captain to his starting line-up to give his side greater experience.  Koeman said: “I saw the reactions of the players when Burnley scored the goal and it was ‘s**t, again!’. They are doubting, mentally it’s difficult when out of one chance, they score a goal.  “Of course it's the time for all the experienced players. Wayne’s always in my thoughts. It's for everybody who starts to be a team and get a good result. In that team there are experienced players who can deal with more pressure.  Rooney came on as a substitute against Burnley Credit: CAMERASPORT “The Burnley game was a different system to play. We had two strikers in front and you need to make hard decisions in other positions behind the two strikers.”  In addition to recalling Rooney, Koeman will keep faith with Wales defender Ashley Williams despite his struggles for club and country.  Koeman, meanwhile, has ruled himself out of contention for the Holland national team job. Holland this week failed to reach their second successive major tournament after finishing third in their World Cup qualifying group.  “No way,” Koeman said, when asked if he would like the job. “I am not surprised they put my name is in because they did the same some years ago. I am not surprised.  “But I am Everton manager. That’s the most important and nothing else.” 

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