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Match of the Day running order revealed

The Match of the Day running order has been revealed ahead of the programme, and didn’t the weekend produce some surprises.

You can see the highlights of all of those played so far along with all the talking points, replays and analysis from 10:25pm on BBC One.

Presenter Mark Chapman will be joined by pundits Alan Shearer and Ian Wright who’ll no doubt will have a lot to rant about. If you miss the show, you can view it over on the BBC iPlayer at any time on most devices.


Arsenal beat Tottenham 3-1 to go four points clear; Thomas Partey, Granit Xhaka and Gabriel Jesus on target for Gunners; Harry Kane scored a penalty but Spurs had Emerson Royal sent off

Player ratings

Arsenal: Ramsdale (7), White (7), Saliba (8), Gabriel (6), Zinchenko (7), Partey (8), Xhaka (8), Saka (8), Odegaard (7), Martinelli (8), Jesus (8).

Subs: Tierney (6), Lokonga (6), Vieira (n/a), Nketiah (n/a), Tomiyasu (n/a).

Tottenham: Lloris (6), Romero (5), Dier (5), Lenglet (6), Emerson (4), Hojbjerg (6), Bentancur (6), Perisic (6), Richarlison (6), Kane (7), Son (6).

Subs: Sanchez (6), Bissouma (6), Sessegnon (6), Doherty (6), Skipp (6).

Man of the match: Granit Xhaka

Mikel Arteta to BT Sport: “From the beginning, we went for it. With amazing support, we created a great energy in the stadium and we deserved to win the game.

“We were free, we were courageous, brave and we went for it. This is what we demand the players to do.

“Again, Gabriel Jesus’ winning mentality, the way he trains every day, the confidence he brings to the team, he has taken us to a different level.

“You could feel the connection with the players, the staff and the crowd. I am so happy because it was a beautiful game, a beautiful day, and we’ve made our supporters very happy.”

Antonio Conte to BT Sport: “I think we had the opportunity to do much better in the first half. Instead, we kept the game in balance. I think we made big, big mistakes in the last pass, also easy passes.

“We could do much better [with Arsenal’s second goal] and the red card ended the game, it was difficult for us.

“Especially after the [international break], it is a bit difficult because you don’t have a lot of time to prepare for the game.

“Now we have to move on because we lost against Arsenal, but we know our role in this league.

“We have to try to do our best, to try to stay close with the top teams.”


Leandro Trossard became the first Brighton player to score a Premier League hat-trick; Roberto Firmino netted either side of the break to inspire the Reds’ recovery after going two goals down; Jurgen Klopp criticised Liverpool for another ‘rubbish start’

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said:

“Not a score we wanted, but fair. Being 2-0 down, there are different stories to tell. Coming back and being 3-2 up is a nice story, with a difficult start, obviously.

“Throwing it away and it being 3-3 is not a nice story. For sure that is what Brighton deserved. We had moments, but we didn’t play a particularly good game.

“The start of the game was the worst possible start. You cannot change that, you have to react to it. Brighton are a confident team, a team who is trying to gain confidence.

“We find a way back in the game. All good. It was intense. We had to make changes for different reasons. Players have played a lot. Yes, I think it is a fair result.

“Brighton set up in a really brave way. We couldn’t prepare for it because we had no idea what they would do. That’s very often football. You have solutions for situations, but before we had any solutions we were 1-0 down. That changed the momentum extremely.

“They felt like they are flying. We felt like ‘okay, here’s this rubbish start again’. We fought back, that’s positive, although it doesn’t feel it in the moment. We have to accept a point.”

Brighton manager Roberto De Zerbi said:

“Trossard is a star. Before when he was in the national team, I sent him a message that he needed to score more goals.

“I believe he can do even better than today. I say this not because I am unhappy with his game today, but I consider him a great, great, player.”


Newcastle win 4-1 at 10-man Fulham; Miguel Almiron scored twice for the visitors; Callum Wilson and Sean Longstaff were also on target; Fulham saw Nathaniel Chalobah sent off early on after the VAR intervened; Bobby Decordova-Reid headed in late consolation

Player ratings

Fulham: Leno (6), Mbabu (6), Adarabioyo (6), Ream (5), Kurzawa (5), Reed (5), Chalobah (5), James (6), Andreas Pereira (6), Reid (7), Mitrovic (6)
Subs: Kebano (7), Cairney (6), Vinicius (6), Diop (7)

Newcastle: Pope (6), Trippier (7), Schar (7), Botman (7), Burn (7), Longstaff (7), Bruno Guimaraes (7), Willock (8), Almiron (9), Wilson (8), Murphy (8)
Subs: Lascelles (6), Lewis (6), Targett (6), Fraser (7), Anderson (6)

Man of the match: Miguel Almiron

Fulham boss Marco Silva:

“The referee was clear for him a yellow card, he told me.

“Of course after the decision from Mike Dean (VAR official), it changed everything completely.

“So, long time to take one decision like that and to advise the referee (to change his mind) for me is strange. Of course it was a harsh tackle, but I’m 100 per cent sure I haven’t seen consistency in these types of situations.

“I’m 100 per cent sure that in the next few weeks we will see more tackles like that one and they’ll be a yellow card.

“That is tough for us to understand because we’re not seeing consistency in those type of decisions.”

Newcastle boss Eddie Howe:

“It has been a long time coming. We have had a long wait for the second win of the season. Right from the start we had a good feeling, with good energy, and created chances early on.

“Obviously, the red card made it easier, but I am very pleased with the players’ response. Their attitude – we wanted more, we weren’t happy with what we had, always trying to score.

“It’s been a very difficult two weeks. Obviously, we have had the international break, with players going away, but we have also had a bit of illness in the camp, so it’s been a mixed two weeks, but it didn’t show in our performance.

“It’s difficult, I haven’t seen it again, my initial feeling was that was high and I think whenever there’s height and force I think the player’s safety is in danger.

“I thought Sean was lucky to get up from that one, that’s without seeing it again, so I could be corrected, but the referee probably had a similar view and he gave the red card.

“He’s [Almiron] capable of doing magical things and for me that was a magical goal.

“Bruno [Guimaraes] again was involved and they’ve got a really good understanding the pair of them.

“I’m delighted for Miggy, he’s such an infectious character, his work sort of epitomises our play really so it was great to see.”


Chelsea claim late 2-1 win at Selhurst Park over Crystal Palace; hosts took early lead through Odsonne Edouard but Blues hit back thanks to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on his first league appearance; Conor Gallagher sealed comeback with fine late strike against old club

Player ratings

Crystal Palace: Guaita (6), Clyne (6), Ward (6), Guehi (7), Mitchell (6), Olise (7), Doucoure (6), Eze (7), Ayew (7), Edouard (7), Zaha (6)

Subs: Tomkins (6), Schlupp (6), Mateta (N/A), Hughes (N/A)

Chelsea: Kepa (7), James (7), Silva (8), Fofana (6), Chilwell (6), Mount (7), Jorginho (6), Kovacic (6), Havertz (7), Aubameyang (7), Sterling (7).

Subs: Loftus-Cheek (6), Broja (6), Gallagher (8), Pulisic (N/A)

Man of the match: Thiago Silva

Vieira claimed he just wanted to “move on” when quizzed on the decision not to send off Silva, saying: “Regarding Thiago, it’s something I don’t want to talk about.

“It’s difficult for me to understand it, to accept it, so it’s better sometimes to be really quiet.

“I believe the referee got it wrong and if I say what I think I would be in trouble.

“There’s a referee, there’s a VAR and they are making decisions. We just move on.”

Steve Parish, the Palace chairman, didn’t hold back in his thoughts, taking to Twitter to ask “what is the point of VAR?”


Everton beat Southampton 2-1 at St Mary’s to make it back-to-back victories in the Premier League; Joe Aribo gave hosts lead early in the second half but visitors hit back immediately through Conor Coady and Dwight McNeil; Saints now lost three in a row

Player ratings

Southampton: Bazunu (6), Walker-Peters (6), Bella-Kotchap (6), Caleta-Car (6), Larios (6), Maitland-Niles (6), Ward-Prowse (7), S Armstrong (6), Mara (6), Aribo (7), Adams (7).

Subs: Perraud (6), A Armstrong (6), Edozie (6), Elyounoussi (n/a).

Everton: Pickford (7), Coleman (7), Coady (7), Tarkowski (7), Mykolenko (7), Onana (7), Gueye (7), Iwobi (7), Gray (7), McNeil (8), Maupay (6).

Subs: Davies (6), Gordon (6), Rondon (n/a), Doucoure (n/a).

Man of the match: Dwight McNeil.

“I think this shows the progression. It is certainly not the end of the story and we need a lot more progression to get to where we need to get to, but it is a positive that we have a stronger spine about us now.

“I am delighted for them to get the feeling of two wins because it is a feeling of confidence for the group.

“We have had a couple of good draws on the road and certainly showed some digging-in spirit within the team.

“Now we go away and get a win, but you have to approach every away game in the Premier League with caution. Nowhere is easy to come and, if this helps build confidence – and I am sure it will do – then that is a great thing.”

Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl said: “We are convinced about what we have done today. I think it was clear. It was also a bit of a shame and I am unhappy it did not work.

“We had immediately (after the equaliser) a good ball into Joe, then a fantastic pass into Che and a chance for the second goal.

“Premier League football is brutal when you don’t score and you concede. This is what happened today and this is what this young team has to learn, that it is not enough to invest a lot and create, create and create. In some moments you have to be decisive and we haven’t been.

“The difference between the two teams was their clinical finish in the box that we haven’t had.”



West Ham get back to winning ways to move clear of the relegation zone; Wolves are now the lowest scorers in English football this season having found the target just three times

Player ratings

West Ham: Fabianksi (7), Dawson (7), Kehrer (7), Cresswell (7), Zouma (7), Soucek (7), Rice (7), Bowen (8), Paqueta (7), Cornet (6), Scamacca (8)

Subs: Antonio (7), Fornals (7)

Wolves: Sa (6), Jonny (6), Semedo (6), Kilman (7), Ait-Nouri (6), Moutinho (6), Nunes (6), Neves (6), Neto (6), Guedes (6), Podence (6)

Subs: Costa (7), A.Traore (7), B.Traore (6), Campbell (7)

Man of the match: Scamacca

David Moyes speaking to Sky Sports:

“I thought he [Scamacca] done really well. Folk have been saying ‘why aren’t you playing him’ but we’ve wanted to. He’s just needed to get a level of fitness for the Premier League. He led the line well and his goal was well struck. He’s different to what we’ve had before. We’re really pleased with him.

“I believe we’ve signed some really good players and I believe they’ll come good. We felt like we ran out of gas in about January and February last year. We needed better quality and we now need to give that quality the chance to come through.”

Bruno Lage speaking to Sky Sports:

“In the first 30 minutes we controlled the game. We controlled the game with the ball. In the first 30 minutes we had three good chances.

“In the second half we tried to bring more energy and be more aggressive in the final third. I don’t have doubts we are a different team with a striker in front of us. We had good chances. Diego Costa had good chances.

“For the chances we had and West Ham had, we don’t deserve that [to lose]. But it happened and we need to move on.

“Lukasz Fabianski did a fantastic job today. Good saves. We’re doing that. We need to work. I can say we are a different team when we have a striker. We don’t have luck with Sasa Kalajdzic and we need to solve it now with Diego. He can play 35 minutes today. I think he can play at a good level.

“We’re under pressure.”


Bournemouth extend their unbeaten Premier League run to four matches under Gary O’Neil; Ivan Toney misses best chance to break deadlock while Cherries were denied first-half penalty despite VAR review

Player ratings

Bournemouth: Neto (7), Smith (6), Mepham (8), Senesi (8), Zemura (6), Cook (6), Lerma (7), Solanke (6), Billing (6), Tavernier (7), Moore (5).

Subs: Christie (6).

Brentford: Raya (6), Ajer (7), Jansson (6), Mee (8), Henry (6), Baptiste (7), Janelt (6), Jensen (6), Mbeumo (7), Toney (6), Damsgaard (7).

Subs: Hickey (6), Dasilva (7), Wissa (6), Jorgensen (6), Onyeka (n/a).

Man of the match: Chris Mepham.

Bournemouth interim boss Gary O’Neil:

“I went in to the referee’s room after the game to ask him what he thought, what he saw. I didn’t see any footage of the last one being reviewed, which you usually do.

“So I asked if it definitely was, because when he blows that final whistle in that moment that adds some confusion to whether it’s going to be review, is the game done, do the boys shake hands, walk off, stay on the pitch?

“So I felt he could have not blown the whistle at that moment and we could have done the check before the game’s over.

“But he assures me there was a check and it was taken very quickly. I understand as well why they took a while to review the first one.

“I think Ajer obviously slips and his trailing foot does make contact with the ball. It looks to me like he gets to Jordan (Zemura) before he gets the ball.

“Once they are sent to the screen they generally stick with the VAR decision, so I was hopeful at that moment that he would give the penalty. I would have liked it but I think it’s tough.

“We’ve had four VAR reviews go against us in my four games, and this is the first time I go home a bit frustrated.”

Brentford boss Thomas Frank:

“I’d like to praise Thomas Bramall for his job today, he’s a young referee, and every Premier League game is important. His character and calm head was important in a very, very stressful moment, when you’re called over to the monitor.

“It’s a decisive decision for the game, and nine times out of 10 most likely it’s a pen. But he sticks to his decision and that says a lot about him. I’m not in doubt that’s not a penalty, so very well done for him.”

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