Premier League (3pm)Aston Villa 2-4 Arsenal (12.45pm) FT
Bolton 2-2 Blackpool FT
Everton 1-4 West Brom FT
Fulham 1-1 Birmingham FT
Manchester United 7-1 Blackburn FT
Stoke 1-1 Manchester City FT
West Ham 3-1 Wigan FT
Wolves 3-2 Sunderland FT
17.04: What a day at the bottom as well. Wins for West Ham and Wolves put them within sight of their rivals and both sides remain just three points within Fulham who sit outside the relegation zone in 17th.
For today though that is all from me, but check back tomorrow for more Premier League coverage including Tottenham v Liverpool and Newcastle v Chelsea. Thank you for following.
17.01: InfoStradaLive can back me up regarding the goals scored:
There have been 36 goals scored in the Premier league today, equal-4th most ever on a single day in the division and the most since a 20 team league.
16.59: Story of the day has to be Manchester United.
Top of the table after ripping Blackburn apart and Berbatov's five-goal haul, if that is not a gauntlet thrown down to the rest of the title hopefuls I don't know what is.
16.57: Incredible action in the Premier League, I don't recall so many goals flying left, right and centre like that.
16.54: Full-time: Stoke 1-1 Manchester City
16.53: Full-time: Everton 1-4 West BromFull-time: Fulham 1-1 BirminghamFull-time: Wolves 3-2 Sunderland
16.51: Full-time: Bolton 2-2 BlackpoolFull-time: West Ham 3-1 WiganFull-time: Manchester United 7-1 Blackburn
16.49: GOAL STOKE 1-1 Manchester City
In injury time Matthew Etherington has rescued a point for the hosts. Unbelievable the amount of goals flying in today.
16.47: GOAL! WOLVES 3-2 Sunderland
Incredible! Wolves have hit back in style and Molineux is in raptures as Sylvan Ebanks-Blake converts a Kevin Doyle cross. Remarkable game.
Smooth operator: Mark Davies (16) finishes off a well worked Bolton move to equalise for Bolton against Blackpool
16.46: GOAL! BOLTON 2-2 Blackpool
What a strike this is, one of the goals of the season! A superb passing move involving Kevin Davies, Johan Elmander and Ivan Klasnic ends with Mark Davies hitting a cool finish from 10 yards. Superb.
16.45: RED CARD (Youssouf Mulumbu, West Brom)
16.44: GOAL Everton 1-4 WEST BROM
Fans puring out at Goodison Park as Youssouf Mulumbu makes the game completely safe for the Baggies.
16.42: GOAL! West Ham 3-1 WIGAN
He has been by far and away their best player and Tom Cleverley gets what will probably be a consolation for the lacklustre Latics by firing into the top corner.
16.41: GOAL! MANCHESTER UNITED 7-1 Blackburn
Start of a comeback? Ok that is a ridiculous statement to make but Christopher Samba has got a consolation for Rovers.
Joe's joy: Man City keeper Joe Hart celebrates his side going 1-0 up
16.40: GOAL! Stoke 0-1 MANCHESTER CITY
Credit to City they have weathered that Stoke storm and Micah Richards has headed to visitors in front.
16.39: GOAL! WOLVES 2-2 Sunderland
Shows the spirit of the side I suppose. George Elokobi's header finds Stephen Hunt in the box who fires the ball home. Delicately poised.
16.38: What a miss! After Richard Kingson does well to save an effort, Kevin Davies misses a sitter from two yards out, one of the misses of the season.
16.36: GOAL! Wolves 1-2 SUNDERLAND
Can it get any worse at Wolves? They have let their lead slip and are now behind courtesy of a Danny Welbeck strike. Anyway back?
16.34: GOAL! Everton 1-3 WEST BROM
That should be that at Goodison Park, Somen Tchoyi does brilliantly to cut inside and curl an effort past Tim Howard. Beckford must want the ground to opn up and swallow him.
16.33: GOAL! BOLTON 1-2 Blackpool
Nervy times for the Seasiders. Martin Petrov has pulled one back for the Trotters.
16.32: GOAL! WEST HAM 3-0 Wigan
Who else to score the third than Scott Parker? he storms through the midfield, takes advantage of desperate defending from Wigan before slotting past Al Habsi. West Ham look safe for just their second win of the season.
16.30: How has he missed that? For the second time this week Jermaine Beckford has missed a sitter clean through on goal for Everton with just the goal at his mercy. Ten men Everton well on top.
16.27: GOAL! MANCHESTER UNITED 7-0 Blackburn
Incredible, Dimitar Berbatov has scored his fifth and joins an exclusive club with Jermain Defoe, Andy Cole and Alan Shearer in scoring five times in a Premier League match.
Back with a bang: Bent scored in his second game back for the Black cats
16.23: GOAL! Wolves 1-1 SUNDERLAND
Wolves are heading for the bottom of the table after Darren Bent looks like he has found his A-game by slotting past Marcus Hahnemann.
16.21: GOAL! MANCHESTER UNITED 6-0 Blackburn
It's looking bleak for Rovers. Dimitar Berbatov nets his fourth goal of the game and any suggestion that United were struggling recently better put that theory to bed and not wake it up.
16.19: Saved! It's a poor penalty from Mauro Boselli and Robert Green makes no mistake in keeping it out. How crucial will this prove as the season unfolds.
16.18: PENALTY (Wigan)
16.15: RED CARD (Mikel Arteta, Everton)
It's handbags but by the letter of the says he has to go. Areta clearly attempts to stamp on Gonzalo Jara.
16.14: GOAL! Bolton 0-2 BLACKPOOL
It shows how well Ian Holloway is doing when even I am not surprised by these scorelines anymore. Luke Varney nods home at the near post and Blackpool are heading seventh in the table. Remarkable.
16.12: GOAL! WEST HAM 2-0 Wigan
Fabulous finish and well deserved from the Hammers who are well on top in this one. It's Victor Obinna who is the hero and this one looks over.
Equaliser: Clint Dempsey gets Fulham back in the game shortly after half-time
16.10: GOAL! FULHAM 1-1 Birmingham
Great response from Fulham, a header finds Clint Dempsey four yards out who makes no mistake from such a close range.
16.08: GOAL! WOLVES 1-0 Sunderland
Given results elsewhere, how crucial is this? After Matt Jarvis forces Craig Gordan into a fine save Kevin Foley (who started the move) follows up to crash the ball home.
16.06: GOAL! MANCHESTER UNITED 5-0 Blackburn
Be afraid, be very afraid. United are on fire, Nani checks back on to his left foot to fire past Robinson and this can only get worse for Blackburn.
16.05: GOAL! MANCHESTER UNITED 4-0 Blackburn
When this guy is on fire he is unplayable. Dimitar Berbatov starts the move 80 yards out, knocking the ball out to Nani on the wing.
The winger carries the ball forward before playing the ball into the box for the Bulgarian to finish. Sublime.
16.02: Back underway in the Premier League
15.56: Our friends at opta may be able to explain why Rooney is not scoring as much. He has turned provider in that he has now assisted five goals in the Premier League this season; two more than in the whole of last term.
15.53: All very much game on in the Premier league.except at Old Trafford, Despite that early goal looking controversial (controversial goal at Old Trafford? For United? really?)
The home side have been well on top and are heading for the top of the table.
15.49: Half-time: Manchester United 3-0 Blackburn
15.48: Roberto Mancini is not happy at half-time, he approaches referee Peter Walton gesticulating something with his hands.
Only thing I can remember was a penalty shout in that first-half which James Milner was brought down. He may have a point though, City looked hard done by that.
15.47: Half-time: Stoke 0-0 Manchester CityHalf-time: Wolves 0-0 Sunderland
15.46: Half-time: Bolton 0-1 BlackpoolHalf-time: Everton 1-2 West BromHalf-time: Fulham 0-1 BirminghamHalf-time: West Ham 1-0 Wigan
15.43: I've seen him try that a couple of times this season and it so nearly works again. Charlie Adam spots Jaaskelainen off his line from 50 yards and his effort has the keeper beat before just clearing the crossbar.
High riser: Tim Cahill puts Everton back in the game
15.42: GOAL! EVERTON 1-2 West Brom
Just where would Everton be without this Australian's 'bonce'. Tim Cahill once again leaps well from a Baines corner to head Everton back into this game.
15.40: An entertaining game at Molineux, both sides have had decent chances but still no breakthrough. I can't see that one finishing goalless.
15.36: Suddenly West Ham are swarming all over Wigan. Frederic Piquionne rises highest from a corner to force a fine save from Al Habsi. Amazing what confidence can do to a team.
Crucial: Valon Behrami celebrates putting West Ham in front
15.33: GOAL! WEST HAM 1-0 Wigan
The game has been dire but life has been breathed into it as Valon Behrami takes advantage of sloppy play from Steven Caldwell to steal in and finish past Ali Al Habsi.
Mobbed: Blackpool players surround Ian Evatt (centre) after his header put his side in front at Bolton Wanderers
15.29: GOAL! Bolton 0-1 BLACKPOOL
Another side failing to take advantage. It's Blackpool's first real attack but they have been clinical this season and are again today as Ian Evatt headers past Jussi Jaaskelainen.
Berba-god: Dimitar Berbatov scores his second to put United three up
15.28: GOAL! MANCHESTER UNITED 3-0 Blackburn
Shocking from pascal Chimbonda, he lays the ball back to Robinson.well that's his intention. instead Dimitar Berbatov intercepts it and he is left with an easy finish past the Rovers keeper.
Unstoppable: Tim Howard dives in vain trying to stop Chris Brunt's free-kick
15.27: GOAL! Everton 0-2 WEST BROM
Goodison Park is stunned into silence after a superb free-kick from Chris Brunt. Tim Howard spends some time adjusting the wall but Brunt from just outside the box blasts it right into the corner. Unstoppable those.
No time wasted: Ji-Sung Park quickly doubled United's lead
15.24: GOAL! MANCHESTER UNITED 2-0 Blackburn
Could be a long afternoon for Rovers. Rooney is again involved as he provide a killer pass for Ji-Sung Park to score his fifth goal of the season.
15.23: What has Mick McCarthy done to deserve this sort of luck? Doyle flicks on a ball in the box where Richard Stearman bundles the ball in the goal.before being flagged for offside. However he looks level with the play. Will need to see that again.
Placement: Sebastian Larsson befitted from good play from Alexander Hleb to put Birmingham City a goal up at Craven Cottage
15.21: GOAL! Fulham 0-1 BIRMINGHAM CITY
I haven't seen Hleb do that since he wore an Arsenal shirt. He has been fairly anonymous so far but after beating two players with superb skill he feeds in Sebastian Larsson to fire past Mark Schwarzer.
15.20: Still Stoke are on top at the Britannia. Kenwyne Jones and Ricardo Fuller have both gone close but City still survive.
15.18: How's your luck Mick McCarthy? Kevin Doyle has just blazed over from seven yards, deary me he really should score for Wolves there.
Alert: Paul Scharner scores for West Brom
15.15: GOAL! Everton 0-1 WEST BROM
A funny old game football, Everton have dominated this one but a hopeful punt upfield from West Brom results in a corner.
Chris Brunt whips it in to the near post where Paul Scharner headers past Tim Howard.
15.14: Wigan the more settled side at Upton Park but no real chances yet. Looking quite nervy and given the position of the two sides in the table no surprise.
15.11: Everton on top at Goodison Park. Leighton Baines hits a delightful free-kick at the back post but Sylvain Distin fails to trouble Scott Carson.
15.10: What Man City have turned up? The 1998 spec is the answer, Stoke are dominating at the Britannia and Rory Delap's pesky throw ins are causing one or two problems.
15.08: Decent start from Fulham, Aaron Hughes has a shot cleared off the line with Simon Davies firing over from the follow up.
15.05: Should be interesting to see 'who is up for it' these cold condition are a bit unseasonal and a few south American stars may go missing today.
Early knockings: Michael Carrick congratulates goalscorer Dimitar Berbatov
15.02: GOAL! MANCHESTER UNITED 1-0 Blackburn
Apologies as I missed this one due to blinking. Slightly controversial as Paul Robinson seems to be fouled in the build up and is struggling to get back in goal by the time the move finishes.
Nevertheless Nani clips the ball in for Wayne Rooney to flick on for Dimitar Berbatov to put into an open goal.
15.01: Away we go in the Premier league.
15.00: .and just before we get underway some previews from Andy Townsend's boot room.
14.58: Lineups from the two other Premier league games:
Bolton v BlackpoolBolton: Jaaskelainen, Ricketts, Cahill, Knight, Robinson, Lee, Mark Davies, Muamba, Taylor, Kevin Davies, Elmander. Subs: Bogdan, Steinsson, Petrov, Klasnic, Moreno, Blake, Cohen.Blackpool: Kingson, Eardley, Cathcart, Evatt, Crainey, Grandin, Vaughan, Adam, Taylor-Fletcher, Campbell, Varney. Subs: Halstead, Southern, Ormerod, Euell, Phillips, Edwards, Carney.Referee: Mike Dean (Wirral)Fulham v BirminghamFulham: Schwarzer, Baird, Hangeland, Hughes, Salcido, Davies, Murphy, Etuhu, Dempsey, Gera, Kamara. Subs: Stockdale, Kelly, Pantsil, Duff, Eddie Johnson, Dikgacoi, Greening.Birmingham: Foster, Carr, Johnson, Ridgewell, Dann, Larsson, Fahey, Bowyer, Ferguson, Hleb, Jerome. Subs: Doyle, Murphy, Phillips, Michel, Zigic, Parnaby, Beausejour.Referee: Howard Webb (S Yorkshire)
14.56: Captain Phil Neville is a surprise absentee from the Everton teamsheet for this afternoon's Barclays Premier League clash against West Brom.
The influential former England international is not known to be injured but manager David Moyes did refer to one or two unspecified 'knocks' in the build-up to the Goodison Park contest.
Moyes makes three changes with Tony Hibbert coming in for Neville at right-back, Victor Anichebe making his first appearance of the season on the right wing and Ayegbeni Yakubu replacing Louis Saha up front.
Seamus Coleman is the other player to make way.
West Brom make two changes with fit-again winger Chris Brunt and Graham Dorrans featuring in place of Giles Barnes and Pablo Ibanez.Everton v West BromEverton: Howard, Hibbert, Jagielka, Distin, Baines, Pienaar, Cahill, Heitinga, Arteta, Yakubu, Anichebe. Subs: Mucha, Bilyaletdinov, Saha, Beckford, Coleman, Rodwell, Baxter.West Brom: Carson, Jara, Scharner, Tamas, Cech, Mulumbu, Morrison, Thomas, Brunt, Dorrans, Odemwingie. Subs: Myhill, Tchoyi, Pablo, Barnes, Reid, Shorey, Fortune.Referee: Lee Mason (Lancashire)
14.54: Wolves boss Mick McCarthy makes four changes to his starting line-up for the visit of Sunderland to Molineux in the Barclays Premier League this afternoon.
With Wanderers captain Karl Henry injured and Christophe Berra suspended, McCarthy brings Nenad Milijas and the fit-again Ronald Zubar into the first XI, while Kevin Foley is handed the skipper's armband.
Goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey and defender Stephen Ward are also named in the team as Marcus Hahnemann and Stephen Hunt dropped to the bench.
Steve Bruce makes one adjustment from the Black Cats side that drew 2-2 against Everton on Monday, with John Mensah coming in for the injured Michael Turner - even though the Ghana defender has not yet fully recovered from a dislocated shoulder.
The Wearsiders' record signing Asamoah Gyan, who had missed the Everton match with a thigh strain, is amongst the substitutes.Wolverhampton v SunderlandWolverhampton: Hennessey, Zubar, Stearman, Elokobi, Ward, Foley, Mancienne, David Jones, Milijas, Jarvis, Doyle. Subs: Hahnemann, Van Damme, Ebanks-Blake, Fletcher, Hunt, Bent, Davis.Sunderland: Gordon, Onuoha, Ferdinand, Mensah, Bardsley, Richardson, Henderson, Cattermole, Zenden, Bent, Welbeck. Subs: Mignolet, Malbranque, Angeleri, Da Silva, Riveros, Elmohamady, Gyan.Referee: Michael Jones (Cheshire)
14.51: Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini makes three changes to his side for the Barclays Premier League match against Stoke at the Britannia Stadium.
Micah Richards replaces Pablo Zabaleta, who is suspended, while James Milner and Mario Balotelli come in for Yaya Toure and Jo.
Mancini is looking for his side to build on the impressive victory at Fulham and keep the pressure on the leaders.
Stoke manager Tony Pulis is able to name an unchanged team as Jermaine Pennant has recovered from a hamstring injury.
The improving home side are aiming for their fourth successive victory in the top flight for the first time in 30 seasons.Stoke v Man CityStoke: Begovic, Wilkinson, Huth, Shawcross, Collins, Pennant, Whitehead, Delap, Etherington, Jones, Fuller. Subs: Sorensen, Higginbotham, Whelan, Gudjohnsen, Wilson, Walters, Sanli.Man City: Hart, Richards, Toure, Kompany, Kolarov, De Jong, Milner, Barry, Silva, Balotelli, Tevez. Subs: Given, Wright-Phillips, Adam Johnson, Boateng, Lescott, Vieira, Jo.Referee: Peter Walton (Northamptonshire)
14.48: Carlton Cole is relegated to the bench by West Ham manager Avram Grant for this afternoon's crunch Barclays Premier League clash against fellow strugglers Wigan at Upton Park.
The England striker pays the price after labelling last week's 3-0 defeat at Liverpool as 'diabolical', with Junior Stanislas, back from a groin problem, making his first Premier League start in a match designated the 'save our season game' by the West Ham board.
Midfielder Scott Parker returns after a chest infection as does Valon Behrami, from a hip problem, in one of five changes, with James Tomkins coming into the centre of defence.
Wigan, in 18th and five points ahead of the rock-bottom Hammers, are without suspended duo Hugo Rodallega and Antolin Alcaraz.
On-loan Tom Cleverley was back after missing the game against parent club Manchester United last week, and Franco Di Santo also comes into the starting XI.West Ham v WiganWest Ham: Green, Jacobsen, Tomkins, Upson, Gabbidon, Behrami, Barrera, Parker, Stanislas, Piquionne, Obinna. Subs: Boffin, Reid, Cole, Boa Morte, Kovac, McCarthy, Hines.Wigan: Al Habsi, Stam, Gohouri, Steven Caldwell, Figueroa, Gomez, Diame, Thomas, Cleverley, N'Zogbia, Di Santo. Subs: Pollitt, Watson, Boselli, Moses, McArthur, McManaman, Mustoe.Referee: Mark Halsey (Lancashire)
14.45: Wayne Rooney is handed his first Premier League start since the beginning of October as Manchester United look to take top spot by beating Blackburn at Old Trafford.
Rooney scored the late winner at Rangers in midweek and Sir Alex Ferguson keeps faith with the striker, who partners Dimitar Berbatov in a United side that also includes Anderson for the first time in six weeks.
Blackburn are without Mame Biram Diouf, who is on loan from the Red Devils, and Herold Goulon iss handed his first start.Man Utd v BlackburnMan Utd: Van der Sar, Rafael Da Silva, Ferdinand, Vidic, Evra, Nani, Carrick, Anderson, Park, Berbatov, Rooney. Subs: Kuszczak, Giggs, Hernandez, O'Shea, Evans, Fletcher, Obertan.Blackburn: Robinson, Salgado, Samba, Nelsen, Chimbonda, Jones, Emerton, Dunn, Goulon, El-Hadji Diouf, Roberts. Subs: Bunn, Givet, Linganzi, Mwaruwari, Hoilett, Hanley, Morris.Referee: Lee Probert (Wiltshire)
14.40: There is no doubt the title fight in the Premier League is heating up but the fixture list today dictates that the real action is happening down at the bottom.Some people will say West Ham v Wigan is a 'six pointer' (a concept I have never really bought into) but either way it is a huge match.A win for West Ham and they edge within two points of Wigan and (maybe) just two points off safety. But defeat for the Hammers and they could be seven points adrift of that same line by the end of the day. Team news on the way.
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