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11:05 BST

31/08/2014

MAN CITY SHOCKED BY STOKE

Aaaaand speaking of Manchester City and defeat (what a link), Stoke pulled off the upset of the day yesterday with a 1-0 victory at the Etihad Stadium. Former United striker Mame Biram Diouf got the game's only goal, running almost the length of the pitch before beating Joe Hart - *HIDES* - far, far too easily. Report, ratings etc below.

Reaction: Man City 0-1 Stoke

11:00 BST

31/08/2014

TOTTENHAM v LIVERPOOL

Kick-off is two-and-a-half hours away. Tottenham have had a perfect start to the season with two wins out of two, while Liverpool need to recover after a 3-0 defeat to Manchester City on Monday.

10:56 BST

31/08/2014

PLAYER RATINGS - EVERTON 3-6 CHELSEA

If you feel sorry for one person this weekend, make it Peter Staunton. Our reporter at Goodison Park had the difficult job of keeping a watchful eye over all the players on show in the nine-goal thriller. Check out his ratings below. Moment of the match: The worst first touch a player has EVER made for a new club by Muhamed Besic, followed by an assist that stunned the world by the one... the only... John Obi Mikel.

Player Ratings: Everton 3-6 Chelsea

10:52 BST

31/08/2014

MARTINEZ CRITICISES COSTA

Not everyone was impressed by the Brazilian/Spaniard, mind. Everton manager Roberto Martinez was annoyed with the striker's antics during the game - he was involved in #ArgyBargy with Seamus Coleman and Tim Howard - and feels he needs to adjust to the English game. Martinez said: "I think there are certain foreign players who, when they come to the Premier League, need to understand the ethics and it's a completely different culture."

Martinez: Costa must learn respect
 

10:46 BST

31/08/2014

STAT ATTACK

10:42 BST

31/08/2014

COSTA THE STAR FOR CHELSEA

In one of the craziest matches you're ever likely to see, Chelsea went 2-0 up against Everton inside three minutes at Goodison Park. Roberto Martinez looked FUMING on the touchline. But did they give up? Not a chance. They kept clawing their way back and were in with a real chance at 4-3... before Diego Costa and Co. ran away with it to send a real message to their title rivals.

Costa is Chelsea's missing talisman

10:36 BST

31/08/2014

TRANSFER WINDOW LIVE

Don't worry, we've not neglected our transfer window duties. With a little over 36 hours to go until the deadline, Shinji Kagawa is leaving Manchester United, Petr Cech could be on the move and - SHOCKER! - Arsenal are attempting to hijack Chelsea's bid for Loic Remy. All the latest below with Tom J Doyle.

LIVE: Latest transfer updates
 

10:32 BST

31/08/2014

BURNLEY 0-0 MAN UTD - VAN GAAL REACTION

He told MUTV after a third Premier League game without a win: "We played much better in the second half and created more chances. But you have to score from those chances, and we didn’t do that. It’s a disappointing result... The pressure is higher and you have to cope with that. I could see in the first half that the players were very nervous to play the ball."

Van Gaal bemoans poor finishing

10:27 BST

31/08/2014

WHERE DOES ROONEY RANK?

Appearances: 445. Goals: 217. Wayne Rooney, you'd imagine, will go down as an all-time Manchester United great. He sits third on the club's record goalscorer list, has won the Premier League five times and tasted Champions League success. But with that has come controversies - and plenty of them. So where does he stand among the club's legends? Richard Jolly takes a look...

Where does Rooney stand among Man Utd greats?
 

10:23 BST

31/08/2014

MAN UTD WOES CONTINUE

Happier times back in 2004 for Manchester United, but they continue to struggle on the pitch 10 years on. British record signing Angel Di Maria made a promising start in yesterday's 0-0 draw with Burnley but was forced off in the second half with a minor calf injury. With the arrival of Daley Blind imminent, that's now over £200 million spent on new players in the last year. Would Fergie have allowed this?!

Ratings: Burnley 0-0 Man Utd | What can Man Utd expect from Blind?

10:18 BST

31/08/2014

MEMORY LANE

10:15 BST

31/08/2014

MARIO OUT OF ITALY SQUAD

It's not all good for Mario Balotelli, though - he's been left out of the first Italy squad named by new coach Antonio Conte. The 2006 World Cup winners take on Netherlands in a friendly before facing Norway in a Euro 2016 qualifier. His absence could, however, be explained by the fact that he is suspended for the Norway game...

Conte leaves Balotelli out of Italy squad

10:11 BST

31/08/2014

BALOTELLI = READY

And he's even up to speed on the local lingo...

10:08 BST

31/08/2014

BALOTELLI DEBUT

Angel Di Maria yesterday, Mario Balotelli today. You’re spoiling us, Premier League! Brendan Rodgers was adamant earlier this month that Super Mario would not be heading to Liverpool. Four weeks later, it’s a done deal. Funny old game, eh? The enigmatic Italian admits it was a mistake to leave English football a little over 18 months ago but is back and in the squad to face Tottenham today. Exciting times.
 

10:04 BST

31/08/2014

FIXTURE TIME

We'll have all the top reaction to Saturday's games on the way, but here's what we can look forward to today...

13:30
Aston Villa v Hull
Tottenham v Liverpool

16:00
Leicester v Arsenal

10:00 BST

31/08/2014

HAPPY SUNDAY!

Hello there and welcome back to the LIVE matchday blog. Saturday, my good friend, you did us proud yesterday. Debuts, goals, drama, thrills, spills - it had the lot. Angel Di Maria made his first Manchester United appearance, Manchester City were stunned at home by Stoke and Everton and Chelsea shared a quite frankly ridiculous nine goals at Goodison Park. Top THAT, Sunday...

20:00 BST

30/08/2014

CHEERIO!

And that, my friends, is that. Thank you very much for following on a day that saw Angel Di Maria make his Manchester United debut, Stoke shock Manchester City at the Etihad and Everton play out a nine-goal classic with Chelsea. We'll be back right here from 10:00 BST on Sunday for all the reaction and build-up to tomorrow's action. But it's bye for now!
 

19:57 BST

30/08/2014

19:54 BST

30/08/2014

IS REMY MEDICAL A CONCERN?

More from Mourinho: “I have one fantastic doctor and we trust him completely. They will try to identify clearly what the situation is but the information we have from specialists is that he doesn’t have a problem to play football.”

19:52 BST

30/08/2014

REMY SET FOR CHELSEA

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho to Sky Sports: “Today I told my people in the club I want no news until the end of the game. I know absolutely nothing. I know we are trying since yesterday since Nando left that we are trying to get Remy. Now it is time so make some calls and have news.”