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Match of the Day running order – 31 October

The Match of the Day running order has been revealed ahead of the programme, after what has certainly been an action packed afternoon.

You can see the highlights of all of those played so far along with all the talking points, replays and analysis from 10:45pm on BBC One.

Presenter Gary Lineker will be joined by pundits Alan Shearer and Danny Murphy. If you miss the show, you can view it over on the BBC iPlayer or Sunday morning from 8am.


Diogo Jota scores again for Liverpool, assisted by fellow sub Xherdan Shaqiri; Pablo Fornals had given West Ham the lead after sloppy defending, before Mo Salah equalised from penalty spot before half-time; Liverpool equal 63-game unbeaten home record.

Player ratings

Liverpool: Alisson (6), Alexander-Arnold (6), Gomez (6), Phillips (8), Robertson (6), Wijnaldum (7), Henderson (6), Jones (6), Mane (6), Firmino (6), Salah (6)

Subs: Shaqiri (7), Jota (7), Milner (NA)

West Ham: Fabianski (6), Coufal (6), Balbuena (6), Ogbonna (6), Cresswell (6), Masuaku (5), Rice (6), Soucek (6), Fornals (7), Bowen (6), Haller (4)

Subs: Yarmolenko (6), Lanzini (NA), Benrahma (NA)

Man of the match: Nat Phillips

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp: “The way we defend – Nat Phillips, wow. I couldn’t be more happy. Before the game I asked him if he’s nervous, he said no, I said: ‘I would be!’. Because it keeps you awake from the first second. He was confident, did his stuff, and played a really good game.

“100 per cent [on Jamie Carragher’s MOTM award]. Jamie was a defender, maybe he can remember his first game for Liverpool, it’s a big thing, and for a guy like Nat who is exceptionally intelligent, and was already on his way to America three years ago to study at college, now he plays tonight for Liverpool, it’s really nice for him.”

West Ham boss David Moyes: “I’m amazed a penalty was given for the action in the first half. I’m getting disappointed that we’re going to be allowing those penalties to be given. In my eyes it’s not a penalty. I’m really disappointed to be 1-0 up and for that penalty to be given.

“I thought we looked as though we could get something. I thought we did a lot of good things tonight. We weren’t clinical enough two or three times. But we’re doing some good things. I think we’re going into games feeling as though we’re in with a chance.”


Hakim Ziyech opens scoring before Kurt Zouma powers home a header and Timo Werner wraps up the points; Burnley drop to the bottom of the Premier League.

Player ratings

Burnley: Pope (4), Lowton (5), Long (5), Tarkowski (5), Taylor (5) , Stephens (4), Brownhill (5), Westwood (5), McNeil (5), Barnes (5), Wood (5)

Subs used: Rodriguez (5), Brady (N/A)

Chelsea: Mendy (7), James (7), Silva (7), Zouma (8), Chilwell (7), Kante (7), Werner (8), Havertz (7), Mount (7), Ziyech (7), Abraham (7)

Subs used: Hudson-Odoi (7), Giroud (N/A), Giround (N/A)

Man of the match: Kurt Zouma

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard: “To come here and play against a Burnley team that make it very difficult for you, it’s a difficult place to come. You know you have to defend your box well, you know you have to be strong in first and second balls. But I wanted that to be one focus and I wanted the other focus to be how can we keep developing in the way we’re playing on the ball. And that’s what really pleased me today, some of the passing and the movement in the team from minute one until the end of the game was very good. It feels like a nice step forward.”

Burnley boss Sean Dyche: “It’s never been an easy ride since I’ve been here and I’ve been down this road before. It’s a tough road to be on, but we have to make sense of it and the only way we can do – once players get fit, which is helpful – is to keep the mentality strong, along with the fitness levels and the belief in what we do.

“All those things have to come together to make sure we look after ourselves, but it’s tough against these sides.

“Chelsea have invested heavily and teams gel eventually. Sometimes you just have to take the punishment on a day when you are not right at it and they are.

“Of course, we want to win every game and we’ve shown on occasions that we can compete with these teams on a one-off basis, but equally we have to realise that’s not actually the division we are working in; we have to get points from other games.”

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Defeat at Turf Moor.

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Sheffield United academy product Kyle Walker’s strike from range beats his former side at Bramall Lane; Manchester City have won four consecutive league games against Sheffield United for the first time since March 1930

Player ratings

Sheffield United: Ramsdale (7), Basham (7), Egan (7), Stevens (7), Baldock (7), Berge (7), Ampadu (6), Lowe (6), Osborn (6), McBurnie (5), Brewster (5).

Subs used: Lundstram (6), Norwood (5), McGoldrick (4)

Man City: Ederson (6), Walker (7), Dias (7), Laporte (7), Cancelo (7), Silva (7), Rodri (8), De Bruyne (7), Mahrez (6), Torres (7), Sterling (7).

Subs used: Foden (5), Gundogan (n/a).

Man of the match: Rodri.

Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder said: “I think you’ve got to play at the top of your ability to get anything from the games against Man City and Liverpool and when we keep turning the ball over in the manner that we did when we were in good positions, good players keep it away from you and counter-attack on you and that’s what they did.

“I fancied us. I thought there was an opportunity to gain something from the game. We had to stay in the game at times, which I think everyone has to when they play Man City. You have to take your opportunities when they come because you’re not going to dominate possession and control a team that has the quality that you’re up against.

“But my disappointment is that we didn’t do enough with the football to really put them on the back foot and try and affect the result.

“It’s other bits when we were unopposed and it was our time to play, our time to go forward and to create and we just gave it away really cheaply. They’re not going to give it away cheaply. They’re going to keep it and move you about the pitch. But I thought the shape of the team was good and sometimes it’s just not enough to be an aggressive, enthusiastic, competitive side that has a go, you’ve got to show a little bit more than that to survive in this division. Today, we didn’t show enough of that to hurt a fabulous team.”

Man City manager Pep Guardiola said: “It was our third game in seven days away from home. We played a really good game with a tempo we need against Sheffield United. If you play rhythm where you don’t control, they punish you in the transitions because they are so strong in these areas, stronger than us.

“In the first half, we played really well, we created a lot of chances. We are struggling already to score goals, one day we will unblock this situation. When you arrive in the second half with just a 1-0 lead anything can happen. They arrived down the side and showed patience and started making crosses. They had one clear chance in 90 minutes so that is so good for us in terms of how we defend but unfortunately, when we arrive in the final third, we’re not clinical as we were before.

“The reason why we conceded just one [shot on target] is not just the centre-backs, everyone made a contribution. Against Olympiakos, I have to think about how many changes or to rotate the team because it’s a lot of games, five games in 16 days, so I have to think about it.”

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Sticking together.

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Wolves go third in the Premier League. Nuno Espirito Santo’s side level on points with Liverpool and Everton after goals from Rayan Ait-Nouri and Daniel Podence; Palace reduced to 10 men late on after Luka Milivojevic’s red card; Palace stay ninth

Player ratings

Wolves: Patricio (7), Semedo (8), Boly (6), Coady (7), Kilman (7), Ait-Nouri (8), Neves (7), Dendoncker (7), Neto (7), Podence (8), Jimenez (7).

Subs: Moutinho (6), Traore (6), Silva (n/a).

Crystal Palace: Guaita (6), Clyne (6), Kouyate (6), Dann (7), Van Aanholt (7), Townsend (6), Milivojevic (5), Riedewald (6), Schlupp (6), Zaha (6), Batshuayi (6).

Subs: Eze (6), Ayew (6), Benteke (n/a).

Man of the match: Daniel Podence.

Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo: “We started really well. In the second half, we started slowly and let Palace have the ball. We were not comfortable but when we adjusted we started doing better. We had chances to score another.

“Rayan Ait-Nouri played good. He has things to improve on. I was smiling because football is like this, it’s your first game and you score. To have goals all over the team is important. It’s what you need.

“The idea is to sustain [their form]. Every game in the Premier League is very tough.”

Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson: “You’re always disappointed when you play and lose. Wolves started the game strongly and we didn’t. As a result, they had a 2-0 lead. After that, we played more than evenly with them. But it wasn’t possible for us to get back in the game.

“I’m not disappointed with how the players played for most of the game. But I’m disappointed with that opening 20-minute spell.

“I spoke to the referee about the red card [to Luka Milivojevic]. I made my views clear. I don’t think it was a red card. It was a fair challenge.”

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