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Matchday LIVE: Man City fall to Tottenham, Liverpool gain title boost, PSG lose to Nantes & Real Madrid claim victory

Relive a busy Saturday of matches, with eight games taking place in the Premier League, including Man City vs Tottenham

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That's all, folks!

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That's a wrap on everything from today, and thanks for sticking with us through all the action. We'll be back tomorrow with even more madness in and around Europe; until then, here's a treat for Tottenham (and Liverpool!) fans. ๐Ÿ˜‰ (Manchester City fans, look away.)

๐Ÿ—ฃ Leonardo: 'It's honestly embarrassing'

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Leonardo to Canal+: "I will try to be calm. We can lose and Nantes deserves to win. It was a difficult game for us. We knew that after a Champions League game, they were waiting for us. We are the team to beat.

"But the game was aggressive and the referee should have controlled better. With the fouls committed, we risk having players unavailable for 3 months like the foul on Kylian. There is also the fact that we announced 1 minute of additional time in the first half and the penalty is whistled at the 49th minute!

"I don't want to be here to cry. It's deserved to lose, but against us there is this desire to whistle against us. It's embarrassing. Maybe it's because the referee is 47 years old. The foul on Kylian by Pallois, he didn't even whistle. And Appiah made the mistake on penalty and he already had a yellow, and he doesn't take the 2nd one. But hats off to Nantes, who fought hard. I'm happy for Kombouare. But if I look at the management of the game in relation to our club, it's honestly embarrassing."

๐Ÿ—ฃ Verratti: 'We got sh*t on by referees'

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Marco Verratti to Canal+: "This is the game where we created the most chances. We were not successful. The keeper made some great saves. We settled it in the second half, we were better. We deserved to come back to the score. The penalty would have changed a lot if we had taken it. But that's soccer.

"But it has nothing to do with Tuesday's game, we were good. When you play every three days, you can't celebrate. But the referee should have given Appiah the second yellow for the penalty he took. How is it possible not to give him the yellow? We got sh*t on by the referees."

๐Ÿ‘‘

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FT: Nantes 3-1 PSG

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๐Ÿ˜ฌThat's the final whistle! PSG fall to a rough 3-1 defeat to Nantes, with Neymar scoring a consolation goal but also missing a, quite frankly, terrible penalty.

PSG still remain comfortably at the top of Ligue 1, but this was a sorry showing from the team that defeated Real Madrid so emphatically in the Champions League in midweek.

FT: Real Madrid 3-0 Alaves

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After a rather lacklustre and underwhelming first half, Real Madrid have turned the game around to score three goals in the second half, cementing their spot at the very top of the Liga table.

It's a good response from Los Blancos after their midweek Champions League despair.

GOAL! Real Madrid 3-0 Alaves

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(Benzema)

Florian Lejeun concedes a penalty for tripping Rodrygo, and Karim Benzema slots the penalty away with no hassle. It's three for Real Madrid!

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GOAL! Real Madrid 2-0 Alaves

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(Vinicius Jr)

It's two! Real Madrid fianlly get their second goal thanks to Vinicius Jr, following a great burst of forward play and movement. It's a great assist from Karim Benzema who does on-twos with Vinicius Jr, who slams it in.

Real Madrid 1-0 Alaves

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CLOSE! Karim Benzema takes a shot from ridiculously close range, but it smacks the post.

WATCH: Neymar's terrible penalty miss

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PENALTY MISSED! Nantes 3-1 PSG

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Oh, the calamity! Neymar has just missed a terrible penalty, throwing away the chance for PSG to be within one goal of being level.

How?!?!

GOAL! Real Madrid 1-0 Alaves

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(Asensio)

FINALLY! Real Madrid finally find the breakthrough thanks to Marco Asensio, just minutes after he committed a terrible backpass that nearly led to an Alaves goal.

It's a rocket of a goal from Asensio, with plenty of pace and power. Real Madrid lead!

Real Madrid 0-0 Alaves

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Oh dear! Alaves have a glorious chance to take the lead after Pere Pons goes 1v1 with Thibaut Courtois, but his shot is disastrous and horribly wide!

Real Madrid 0-0 Alaves

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Much better from Real Madrid into this second half, and they've been putting pressure on Alaves and starting to threaten the goal.

Their shots and efforts to score are still going wide and over the crossbar and everywhere but the inside netting, but it's a better performance than the first half!

GOAL! Nantes 3-1 PSG

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(Neymar)

And it starts for PSG. After just 30 seconds into the second half, Neymar nets following an assist from Lionel Messi.

Comeback on?

Real Madrid 0-0 Alaves

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David Alaba takes a free-kick from a good position, but it's saved comfortably by the Alaves 'keeper.

Half-time: Real Madrid 0-0 Alaves, Nantes 3-0 PSG

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It's half-time, and boos are starting to ring around the Bernabeu as Madrid look lacklustre and out of ideas. It's a disappointing performance from Los Blancos, especially given their showing in the Champions League in midweek.

PSG, meanwhile, are trailing 3-0 to Nantes โ€“ what a time to be alive.

GOAL! Nantes 3-0 PSG

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NANTES HAVE A THIRD! Ludovic Blas slots in from the penalty spot just seconds before half-time! Dear me.

Nantes 2-0 PSG

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The referee was originally going to send off Nantes player Dennis Appiah, but the decision's been changed to giving him just a yellow.

Real Madrid 0-0 Alaves

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Luka Modric with the shot now, but it's a weak one. Just a few minutes left until half-time.

This is not really the kind of response fans were expecting from Real Madrid, after their defeat in Paris โ€“ they look sluggish and tired.

Real Madrid 0-0 Alaves

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It's been a frustrating evening for Real Madrid so far, with Los Blancos having a good bit of play surging forward, but unfortunately Frederico Valverde's cross was subpar, and the effort goes nowhere.

Real Madrid 0-0 Alaves

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Real Madrid fell asleep there for a second as Alaves opened up their defense and took a shot, but Jason's effort goes way over the crossbar. Still nothing after 26 minutes.

๐Ÿ—ฃ Gundogan: 'We thought we'd rescued it'

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Ilkay Gundogan to BBC Match of the Day: โ€œWe kind of thought weโ€™d rescued it. If you look at the whole game we deserved to win. But football is sometimes crazy and today we made easy mistakes. We gave them the ball to have possibilities to counter and that made us lose the game.

โ€œThey were also ruthless in their finishing up front. We had a lot of chances and the possibility to score a few more goals, but we gave them the chances they had too easily. It didnโ€™t feel like a bad game from us. They defended so, so deep, particularly towards the end of the first half. Itโ€™s not so easy. Sometimes you have these kind of games and you need to learn from it. Itโ€™s a wake-up call for us. Thereโ€™s still a long way to go.

โ€œItโ€™s not a situation that weโ€™re not used to. We know from recent years that Liverpool are always contenders. Theyโ€™re always up there. We know theyโ€™ll try everything to make our lives as difficult as possible. The good thing is that they still need to come here to the Etihad, but there are still many games to go.โ€

GOAL! Nantes 2-0 PSG

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(Merlin)

They've done it again! Nantes have doubled their lead over the Ligue 1 leaders after just 16 minutes โ€“ thanks to the wizardry of Quentin Merlin! Wow!

๐Ÿ—ฃ Son: 'Kane is an unbelievable player'

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Son Heung-min to Sky Sports: "We have a group of positive players and guys. Before the game we lost three in a row. We still believed and worked really hard. We worked for this game especially.

"It could be the worst time to face Manchester City for us, but this was actually the best time."

[On Harry Kane]: "He's scored so many goals. I was really sad at the start of the season when he didn't score goals but he was working hard for the team.

"He is an unbelievable player and an unbelievable guy. Working alongside him is a big honour."

GOAL! Nantes 1-0 PSG

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(Muani)

Would you believe it! It's barely been five minutes and PSG are already 1-0 down to Nantes, courtesy Kolo Muani!

Kick-off: Real Madrid vs Alaves, Nantes vs PSG

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Off we go! Both sides are currently top of their respective leagues after facing off against one another in the Champions League earlier in the week.

Real Madrid, of course, will be licking their wounds following their European defeat to PSG that was conducted by Kylian Mbappe โ€“ but will the Frenchman soon be on the shores of the Bernabeu? Who will have the last laugh?

๐Ÿ—ฃ Kane: 'We're fighting to the end'

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Harry Kane to Sky Sports: โ€œIt was a crazy game. We worked so hard for so long. We were 2-1 ahead for such a long time in the second half. To see the penalty awarded was so heartbreaking, but credit to the boys for creating another chance at the end.

โ€œFor me it was [about ending] three losses in a row and we had to find a way of getting our season back on track. To get the result we did was really, really special. The boys worked their socks off today. To get the goals was obviously nice. We were great from Hugo all the way through.

โ€œWe have high standards of ourselves and weโ€™ve got ourselves in a position where we can really fight for the top four. Footballโ€™s about bouncing back. We canโ€™t get too high or too low. The performance today showโ€™s weโ€™re fighting to the end. Hopefully we can use it as momentum going forward."

KO: Salernitana v Milan

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There's no time to pause - we go straight from the Premier League to Serie A, where Milan will be out to keep their Scudetto prospects firing.

Salernitana stand in their way. Will they prove a tough nut to crack - or will it be business as usual for the visitors?

Here we go!

FT: Man City 2-3 Spurs

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Kane double seals famous victory for visitors

The drama! The passion! Drink it all in! Harry Kane has come to haunt Manchester City - and the price could prove to be legendary!

The England captain strikes twice in the second half - including a second in injury-time - to hand Tottenham an absolutely crucial win, reversing Antonio Conte's slump of form and putting their European aspirations back on track.

But more to the point, his double - to rescue his side from the chances of a draw on both occasions - have handed Pep Guardiola's side a blow in the title race. It is a first league loss since October - and it leaves the gap to the summit at six points.

GOAL: Man City 2-3 Spurs

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(Harry Kane)

HE'S DONE IT AGAIN! YOU CANNOT WRITE THIS STUFF!

Well, clearly you can - Harry Kane, deep into injury-time, has struck for a second time to put Tottenham ahead in the final seconds for the third time this game!

Mere moments after they looked to be consigned to a draw after that penalty call, the England skipper towers up in the box and nods Dejan Kulusevski's touch home following a wonderful wide cross!

There's a question of offside in the build-up - but VAR won't intervene to chalk this one off! Manchester City have been stunned at the last hurdle, surely!

GOAL: Man City 2-2 Spurs

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(Riyad Mahrez pen)

Up steps Riyad Mahrez - and in goes the ball, cool as you like!

It is a cruel, cruel blow for Tottenham. Twice, they have snatched the lead of this game - and twice, they have been brought back to earth by the champions. Manchester City look destined to make them share the spoils today.

Does Harry Kane have one final trick up his sleeve?

Spurs concede penalty call

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Man City 1-2 Spurs

An absolutely huge late twist in the tale at the Etihad Stadium!

A Bernardo Silva cross strikes Cristian Romero on the arm as he slides low to defend it.

VAR intervenes - and it will be a penalty to the hosts!

Team news: Real Madrid vs Alaves, Nantes vs PSG

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Real Madrid: Courtois; Carvajal, Militao, Alaba, Mendy; Casemiro, Valverde, Modric; Asensio, Vinicius, Benzema.

Alaves: Pacheco; Tenaglia, Miazga, Lejeune, Duarte; Loum, Pina, Escalante; Jason, Rioja, Joselu

Nantes: Lafont, Appiah, Castelletto, Pallois, Bukari, Girotto, Chirivella, Merlin, Kolo-Muani, Blas, Simon

PSG: Navas, Kehrer, Marquinhos, Kimpembe, Bernat, Wijnaldum, Gueye, Verratti, Messi, Mbappe, Neymar

WATCH: Kane restores Tottenham lead

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Man City 1-2 Spurs

GOAL: Man City 1-2 Spurs

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(Harry Kane)

THE MAN THEY WANTED! HARRY KANE COMES TO HAUNT MANCHESTER CITY!

The England captain times his run perfectly to slip through the defence, meet a dipping cross and fire calmly home from close-range with his first touch.

The Tottenham support who have made the journey go wild. Spurs hit the front for the second time - can they hold onto it now?

WATCH: Spurs seize early lead at Etihad Stadium

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Man City 0-1 Spurs

Back underway at Etihad Stadium

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Man City 1-1 Spurs

The teams are back out in Manchester - and in good news, the weather appears to be holding steady after the gales brought in by Storm Eunice.

Will City move to muscle this one out? Or can Tottenham haul themselves back in front for a second time today?

HT: Man City 1-1 Spurs

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There goes the whistle - and it is all square at the break!

In part, it has been a half of two halves - Tottenham have shown some of their strongest mettle against an oddly meek Manchester City, before the latter rallied and roard back to level terms.

Plenty to come in this one, you'd wager - but Spurs might need to find another gear if they are going to succeed.

WATCH: Man City wrestle level against Spurs

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Man City 1-1 Spurs

GOAL: Man City 1-1 Spurs

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(Ilkay Gundogan)

There's the response Manchester City were looking for!

Having been stunned early on, the Citizens respond now with Ilkay Gundogan rising to the occasion to fire a cool finish home.

Pep Guardiola likes what he sees, but Antonio Conte is less than impressed with his defence.

String it together

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FT: Liverpool 3-1 Norwich

GOAL: Man City 0-1 Spurs

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(Dejan Kulusevski)

Tottenham are in dreamland - but it is a disaster for Manchester City!

Spurs strike first with a breakaway goal, catching the hosts entirely off-guard. Son Heung-min is released down the left by the long ball and he sails away into the evening.

In the box, he draws the final bodies and square to Dejan Kulusevski, who simply has to tuck it into an empty net. What a goal for the visitors!

KO: Man City v Spurs

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Here we go then, in the final Premier League game of the day - it's the champions against the one that got away.

This match should not be about Manchester City and Harry Kane - but if Tottenham are to strike out and seal an upset, the England forward may well need to find the form that saw Pep Guardiola chase him all summer long.

We're underway at the Etihad Stadium.

Friends forever

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FT: Liverpool 3-1 Norwich

The quiet man

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FT: Palace 0-1 Chelsea

FT: Osasuna 0-3 Atletico

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The whistle goes in La Liga - and Atletico Madrid have delivered a statement performance to ease the burden on Diego Simeone.

The champions needed that. They keep themselves firmly in the top-four hunt.

Next up? Manchester United in the Champions League.

GOAL: Osasuna 0-3 Atletico

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(Angel Correa)

Job done for the champions.

Angel Correa adds a third to confirm Atletico Madrid's victory in La Lia - and a crucial one at that for their top four prospects.

The pressure is on Barcelona to respond now.

Premier League enjoys frantic finale

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FT: Liverpool 3-1 Norwich

We'll need a moment to catch our breath after that!

Following a first half that never caught fire across all three games, the Premier League has delivered again with a little bit of history.

Liverpool mounted a sharp comeback with Sadio Mane's glorious bicycle kick, Mohamed Salah's 150th club goal and Luis Diaz's first against Norwich.

Arsenal made easy work of Brentford, though a late VAR call gave the Bees something to cheer about.

And Chelsea needed to pinch it at the very end following another game where Romelu Lukaku was left wanting by Thomas Tuchel.

Plenty more still to come - don't go anywhere!

Emile Smith Rowe Alexandre Lacazette Arsenal Brentford Premier League 2021-22
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FT: Arsenal 2-1 Brentford

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GOAL: Arsenal 2-1 Brentford

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(Christian Norgaard)

There will be consolation for Brentford - but only after VAR has made sure!

Christian Norgaard bundles it into the back of a net from a free-kick but the linesman's flag goes up.

However, a second check confirms that it should have stood and so it does.

FT: Palace 0-1 Chelsea

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GOAL: Palace 0-1 Chelsea

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(Hakim Ziyech)

THIS ONE WILL COUNT!

Chelsea have surely snatched three points at the very end here at Selhurst Park, and Hakim Ziyech will not be denied a second time!

He steers a cross home from close-range at the left post, to put the Blues over the top with injury-time remaining.

GOAL: Arsenal 2-0 Brentford

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(Bukayo Saka)

Game, set and match to the Gunners now, surely!

Bukayo Saka doubles Arsenal's lead with the clash entering its final stages, though Brentford are fuming that it has not been chalked off for a foul in the build-up.

No matter. The goal stands and Mikel Arteta's men are well on top.

GOAL: Liverpool 3-1 Norwich

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(Luis Diaz)

It's a maiden Liverpool goal for Luis Diaz - and it's a wonderfully tidy finish too!

The big buy of the January transfer window has wasted little time showing his promise so far, but he sends Anfield into greater raptures now, skipping onto a long ball and striking a firm finish across goal.

He cycles away to celebrate and his team-mates mob him. Champion stuff!

DISALLOWED GOAL: Palace 0-0 Chelsea

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(Hakim Ziyech)

Chelsea think they have the lead at Selhurst Park through Hakim Ziyech - but no! A lengthy VAR check wipes their goal off!

The latter finish following a Romelu Lukaku rebound and it is the Belgian who is deemed to have been offside in the build-up when he latched onto Antonio Rudiger's ball.

A huge let-off for Crystal Palace, who have been stubborn throughout this one.

GOAL: Osasuna 0-2 Atletico

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(Luis Suarez)

A little bit of long-range cheek from Luis Suarez and Atletico Madrid double their lead!

Osasuna are caught at sea by a long ball pinged out from the visitors' own box and their goalkeeper is way off the line as the striker latches on.

Up and over his head it goes, floated perfectly to settle in the net from distance.

Team News: Man City v Spurs

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All hail the king

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Liverpool 2-1 Norwich

GOAL: Liverpool 2-1 Norwich

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(Mohamed Salah)

FPL managers around the world, delight in this one!

Mohamed Salah gets himself on the scoresheet with his 150th goal for Liverpool - a cool finish that sees him bring down the long ball and pull the goalkeeper out to the edge of the box.

He turns him inside out, then rounds him and slots past a group of straggling Norwich defenders to spin this match on its head in an instance.

GOAL: Liverpool 1-1 Norwich

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(Sadio Mane)

SOUND THE BICYCLE KICK KLAXON!

Liverpool have their equaliser and it is Sadio Mane who has picked out the cross with an acrobatic finish from a handful of yards out.

Norwich looked to be slightly stunned by the audacity, but Anfield laps it up with madcap delight. We're all level on Merseyside again.

Back underway in La Liga

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Osasuna 0-1 Atletico

There might not be a second goal yet - but is it a matter of time for Atletico Madrid?

They're back out against Osasuna, and on the hunt for a finish that might put this game to bed.

GOAL: Arsenal 1-0 Brentford

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(Emile Smith Rowe)

The Gunners hit their straps shortly into the second half - and come up with the goal they crave!

Emile Smith Rowe is picked out with a lovely sweeping ball from midfield, and he takes on the left flank before stepping back inside to the penalty area.

His own finish is curled around and beneath the defence, to nestle at the far post.

GOAL: Liverpool 0-1 Norwich

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(Milot Rashica)

Liverpool go behind to a freak of a finish!

Norwich City are in absolute dreamland with that finish and they deserve to be, but a huge slice of luck helps them. Milot Rashica's strike is pretty straightforward from the edge of the box.

But it deflects off Joel Matip's heel and loops beyond Alisson's reach, into the far side of the goal.

Back underway in the Premier League

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Liverpool 0-0 Norwich

Refreshed your drinks? Got some snacks? Let us hope we get a bit more popcorn football here after a goal-free trio of first halves.

We're back underway in the Premier League!

Ghosted

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HT: Palace 0-0 Chelsea

HT: Arsenal 0-0 Brentford

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HT: Palace 0-0 Chelsea

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Pride of place

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Palace 0-0 Chelsea

Gunners continue to push

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Arsenal 0-0 Brentford

Gunners foiled by VAR

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Arsenal 0-0 Brentford

Alexandre Lacazette has the ball in the back of the net for Arsenal - but it is not going to stand thanks to the linesman!

VAR confirms and the Gunners remain on level pegging.

Salah earning keep with dominant display

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Liverpool 0-0 Norwich

GOAL: Osasuna 0-1 Atletico

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(Joao Felix)

Well, isn't that just the perfect start for the visitors!

Atletico Madrid seize the lead inside three minutes thanks to Joao Felix.

He tucks a fumbled corner away after Osasuna put themselves under pressure. First blood to Diego Simeone and company.

KO: Osasuna v Atletico

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The tension has climbed at Wanda Metropolitano in recent weeks. Are we approaching the end of the Diego Simeone era?

Not if he has anything to say about it - and the current champions of La Liga will surely follow him to the very end.

They're underway against Osasuna.

Zaha sets up key duel

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Crystal Palace 0-0 Chelsea

Lively opening in north London

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Arsenal 0-0 Brentford

KO: Liverpool v Norwich

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Palace v Chelsea, Arsenal v Brentford

Will there be plenty more goals to come in the Premier League this afternoon then?

We're underway at Anfield, Selhurst Park and the Emirates Stadium for the latest batch of kick-offs!

Salah makes FPL history

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Liverpool v Norwich

FT: West Ham 1-1 Newcastle

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Hammers miss top-four chances as Magpies hold for point

There goes the final whistle - and the spoils are shared at London Stadium!

West Ham miss the chance to leapfrog Manchester United into the top four and the Champions League places - but Newcastle stretch their unbeaten run now with another crucial point in their relegation battle.

Eddie Howe will be the happier man. David Moyes looks pensive as the pair shake hands. Some inflatable cats bob in the stands from the away support. That's a pointed comment, if you ever saw one.

Newcastle fans, inflatable cats vs West Ham, Kurt Zouma
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Team News: Liverpool v Norwich

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Team News: Arsenal v Brentford

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Willock nearly nabs double

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West Ham 1-1 Newcastle

Eriksen nearing Brentford debut

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Arsenal v Brentford

Among the mid-afternoon Premier League slate, Brentford make the trip to the Emirates Stadium looking to get the better of Arsenal.

But it is likely to be a game too early for new boy Christian Eriksen.

The Denmark international has made a remarkable recovery since his cardiac arrest at Euro 2020 last term, but coach Thomas Frank has suggested he will have to wait a little longer for his debut - though he is close.

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Willock strike earns legendary plaudits

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West Ham 1-1 Newcastle

Back underway at London Stadium

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West Ham 1-1 Newcastle

What will the second half at a - cold, but not snowy! - London Stadium have in store?

We'll find out soon enough. Here we go again!

WATCH: Willock levels for Magpies

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HT: West Ham 1-1 Newcastle

HT: West Ham 1-1 Newcastle

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Willock pokes in leveller after Dawson opener

The whistle goes - and it's all square in the first Premier League match of the day, as Newcastle strike late to hold West Ham level.

Craig Dawson's opening header and Joe WIllock's flick near the stroke of the interval means that this hangs in the balance wonderfully.

Much more to come from London Stadium.

GOAL: West Ham 1-1 Newcastle

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(Joe Willock)

Right on the stroke of half-time, Newcastle poke home an equaliser!

West Ham fail to clear the lines from a looping cross and the ball arcs towards the left post. Joe Willock is there, and somehow turns it back across goal off his boot.

It rebounds off the woodwork and just crosses the line before the Hammers scramble it - but the referee points to his watch to signal it will stand!

GOAL: West Ham 1-0 Newcastle

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The Hammers strike first in the Premier League!

Craig Dawson puts the hosts on top with a well-timed header from a free-kick, breaking to the front of the pack inside the box to steer home a well-floated delivery.

Newcastle have some work to do to put themselves back on top in this one.

Messi will make critics 'eat words'

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Spare a thought for Lionel Messi, won't you? The most individually decorated footballer in history when it comes to Ballon d'Or triumphs missed a penalty for Paris Saint-Germain the other night and everyone thinks it's the end of the world.

But the Argentine surely has struggled to adapt to life after Barcelona, rarely hitting the superior highs he so often did at Camp Nou.

Former team-mate Cesc Fabregas though says that you write him off at your peril - and he'll make his critics "eat their words".

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Hammers rattle back

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West Ham 0-0 Newcastle

Can Kane convince Pep to revive interest in Spurs striker?

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It's been a relatively low-key opening act so far at London Stadium in terms of concrete action, so let's take a glance towards our other games.

Harry Kane will lead Tottenham today against Manchester City - the club he was pursued by doggedly during the summer, and who he was reportedly keen to join.

Pep Guardiola has made no secret of his admiration, but the Citizens haven't exactly lacked without a traditional nine this term - so can the England captain make them change their mind?

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Magpies build early pressure

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West Ham 0-0 Newcastle

KO: West Ham v Newcastle

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There's no snow in London - but it might be cold enough if the stormy heavens open!

We're underway in our first match of the day!

Final flying checks

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West Ham v Newcastle

There's a storm comin'

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West Ham v Newcastle

If you happen to live anywhere in the United Kingdom or northwestern Europe, you may have noticed the weather has been particularly frightful in recent days.

The one-two punch of Storm Dudley and Storm Eunice has already played havoc with some clubs - Manchester City had to be diverted on their flight home from their Champions League win over Sporting CP - but so far, it hasn't hit football too hard at the top.

Right now, no games have been postponed in the Premier League - but you can read the latest developments right here.

ASM absence spells danger for Magpies

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West Ham v Newcastle

One in, one out

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West Ham v Newcastle

So, Kurt Zouma is back after he was ruled out through illness at short notice last time out for the Hammers, amid the continued fallout of his pet abuse.

But as he makes his return, Allan Saint-Maximin is out for the Magpies, reportedly through injury.

In thee wake of Kieran Trippier's potentially season-ending foot operation, it's a blow Eddie Howe does not need.

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Today's order of play

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There's a whopping eight - eight! - games in the Premier League today, though arguably the pick of the bunch - a resumption of the old Manchester United-Leeds United battle - will wait for tomorrow. But what we do have is still enough to thrill.

Newcastle will look to continue their climb from the relegation fight against West Ham, Arsenal will look to avoid another red card against Brentford, Chelsea and Liverpool will both aim to bolster their fading title hopes and Manchester City can put another nail in the coffin of this race against Tottenham.

Plus, we've got feature games from Serie A, La Liga and Ligue 1, with Atletico Madrid, Milan, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain all in action!

Today's order of play is as follows:

1230: West Ham v Newcastle
1500: Arsenal v Brentford
1500: Crystal Palace v Chelsea
1500: Liverpool v Norwich
1515: Osasuna v Atletico Madrid
1730: Manchester City v Tottenham
1945: Salernitana v Milan
2000: Nantes v Paris Saint-Germain
2000: Real Madrid v Alaves

(All times GMT)

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๐ŸŽ‰ โšฝ๏ธ Welcome to GOAL Matchday Live! โšฝ๏ธ ๐ŸŽ‰

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Hello and welcome to GOAL Matchday Live - our rolling blog coverage of all the biggest beats and hottest games across Europe this weekend!

How good is it to have European football back, right? We've been served up some slam-dunk fixtures from the UEFA Champions League, Europa League and Europa Conference League over the last few days.

Now, it's back over to domestic competition to serve up the thrills and spills - and do we have a crackerjack lineup for you today.

Strap in, sit back - and get ready to soak it all in.

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