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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, after what has been a busy and controversial afternoon.

You can see the highlights of all of those played so far along with all the talking points, replays and analysis from 10:30pm on BBC One or at 7:10am on the Sunday morning.

Presenter Gary Lineker will as always be joined by pundits Ian Wright, and Danny Murphy, who no doubt will have a lot to rant over. If you miss the show, you can view it over on the BBC iPlayer.

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1) CHELSEA v SOUTHAMPTON

 Chelsea move two points clear of Liverpool at the Premier League summit; James Ward-Prowse cancels out Trevoh Chalobah’s opener before seeing red; Timo Werner and Ben Chilwell strike late to secure vital win.

Player ratings

Chelsea: Mendy (6), Rudiger (7), Silva (6), Azpilicueta (7), Chilwell (8), Hudson-Odoi (6), Chalobah (7), Kovacic (6), Loftus-Cheek (6), Werner (8), Lukaku (6).

Subs: Jorginho (6), Barkley (7), Mount (6).

Southampton: McCarthy (8), Walker-Peters (7), Livramento (7), Salisu (7), Bednarek (6), Romeu (7), Ward-Prowse (6), Tella (6), Walcott (5), Redmond (6), A. Armstrong (6).

Subs: Djenepo (5), Elyounoussi (n/a), Diallo (6).

Man of the match: Timo Werner.

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel on bringing on Ross Barkley: “Ross had a very good situation in Juventus when he delivered the pass to Romelu in our best chance of the game when we could’ve equalised. Most importantly, Ruben [Loftus-Cheek] and Ross at the moment feel no pressure but they feel the support.

“Six weeks ago, they may have not felt they would get the minutes but they can help us. They have a totally positive spirit. In the last two games, we lost and felt something was lacking. We decided to put in Ruben as we were aware of the high pressing in midfield. We hope they can show what they are showing in training.”

On not turning to Kai Havertz or Hakim Ziyech: “We always try to do our best to bring the players into the best shape but after a lot of chances we have to admit that Kai and Hakim are not in their best shape. They struggle in this moment to be decisive.

“They were both decisive in pre-season and even in our first game against Villarreal in the Super Cup, Kai delivered the pass for Hakim to score but they’ve lost a bit of belief and confidence. Nobody has major concerns but we have to pay attention to form. We have to win games and we felt we needed a mix of players used to our style of play and with quick decisions. At a club like Chelsea, you need to be sharp every three days.”

Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl: “The plan was to be a tough opponent today against a Champions League winner. We played a brave game, especially in the second half. In the first half we’d been very open and risky. But we were more solid and came back well. But the red card killed everything as the rest was working in our favour.

“I knew that when Mike Dean was on VAR, I felt he’d have a look at it. But I don’t want to say either way – I’ve not seen it yet. Maybe he was a little bit late. It wasn’t so smart from Prowsey. Maybe a yellow card would’ve been OK.

“He’s the captain so he knows he didn’t help us today but there’s no reason to be angry about this. We showed a good performance today but it’s a pity we couldn’t finalise it.

“Why should we change? I think our style is nice to watch. I’m not a big fan of parking the bus against the big teams. I’m a fan of the way we press. When we lose, I want to lose in the way we play.

“It’s never nice to lose, but I must say congratulations to everyone in the stadium as everyone saw a fantastic game. Against a Champions League winner, this is how I like to see my team playing. If I had to make a decision before the game, I’d do the same again.”

2) MAN UTD v EVERTON

Andros Townsend cancels out Anthony Martial’s first Premier League goal since February; Cristiano Ronaldo makes 200th Premier League appearance but marches off in frustration

Player ratings

Man Utd: De Gea (6), Wan Bissaka (7), Varane (6), Lindelof (5), Shaw (6), McTominay (7), Fred (6), Greenwood (6), Fernandes (6), Martial (6), Cavani (5).

Subs: Pogba (6), Ronaldo (6), Sancho (7).

Everton: Pickford (6), Godfrey (7), Mina (6), Keane (7), Digne (6), Townsend (8), Doucoure (8), Allan (7), Gordon (7), Gray (8), Rondon (6).

Subs: Subs: Davies (6), Dobbin (N/A).

Man of the match: Demarai Gray.

Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: “We got hit on one break that cost us and we lacked that cutting edge to get the important second goal. We made a couple of decisions that cost us. We had players behind the ball when the ball was delivered and we should have dealt with it. We need to work on it because we are facing more and more opponents who allow us to have possession.

“It’s a big month. We have to be focused and make sure we use the international break well; come back with energy and clear focus. The mindset is good, the players are hungry to improve. We dominated the game but just couldn’t get the second goal you need in games like this.

“I’m confident we will get the best out of this squad. A lot has happened this month [player arrivals]. We have loads to work on but I do believe in these players and this coaching staff. I believe we have something going but proof is in the pudding.”

Everton boss Rafa Benitez: “I’m really pleased because to come here and perform the way we did, the chances we had, the way we defended against a very good team, we have to be really proud of the players and everyone.

“In the second half the team reacted well and we still had chances to win the game. Townsend is doing well, his commitment and quality is there. But it’s not just one player doing well, he was fantastic but the rest of the team worked so hard.”

3) WOLVES v NEWCASTLE

Hee-Chan Hwang nets either side of half-time to help Wolves beat Newcastle 2-1 at Molineux; Jeff Hendrick levels for Newcastle in controversial fashion just before the break; the hosts jump up to tenth in the table, Newcastle slip to second bottom

Player ratings

Wolves: Sa (7), Marcal (6), Coady (6), Kilman (6), Saiss (7), Semedo (6), Trincao (6), Moutinho (7), Neves (7), Jimenez (8), Hwang (9)

Subs: Dendoncker (6), Traore (6)

Newcastle: Darlow (6), Clark (6), Fernandez (6), Hayden (6), Manquillo (6), Ritchie (6), Longstaff (6), Joelinton (5), Willock (6), Almiron (7), Saint-Maximin (8)

Subs: Hendrick (7), Murphy (7), Gayle (6)

Man of the match: Hee-Chan Hwang

Wolves boss Bruno Lage: “He [Hwang] has adapted to the Premier League, he fits our way of playing because we need a player like him.

“I believe the players want to play with the ball. Top players can enjoy our game and he is a top player, like the other guys.

“I knew him before because when I was at Benfica I had some reports on him. But it’s not just about Hwang, what I want is to take the best from all the players.

“It was a good feeling during the 90 minutes. We created a lot of chances. We found the right spaces to go and when you look back at the way we scored the two goals it’s a good feeling from our side.

“We created the best chances to win the game.”

Newcastle boss Steve Bruce: “There was nothing in it either way. I didn’t think we deserved to get beaten.

“The first thing I always do is analyse myself, could I do anything differently? I always analyse that. We will have a look at the game, I didn’t think we deserved to get beaten but I have said that too many times.

“It is another one which has crept away from us. We’ll go to work again and hopefully we can get some of our injured players back.

“We are in the Premier League, we are one of four (sides) who haven’t had the win. We are still searching for it.

“It’s been so close but I keep saying the same thing, I didn’t think we deserved to lose.”

 

4) LEEDS v WATFORD

Diego Llorente returns to the Leeds XI and helps them win their first Premier League game of the season; Christian Kabasele pokes home an equaliser in the second half, but it is ruled out for a foul in the build-up

Player ratings

Leeds: Meslier (6), Firpo (7), Cooper (7), Llorente (7), Dallas (8), Shackleton (7), Phillips (7), Klich (7), Raphinha (8), James (8), Rodrigo (7).

Subs used: Roberts (6), Struijk (n/a).

Watford: Foster (7), Rose (7), Troost-Ekong (6), Tufan (6), Sissoko (5), Femenia (5), Sarr (5), Dennis (5), Sierralta (5), Kucka (6), King (5).

Subs used: Sema (5), Joao Pedro (5), Kabasele (6).

Man of the match: Raphinha.

Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa: “The amount of chances, the amount of balls we had to attack, made us think we could have scored more goals. But as we defended well, the triumph was never in danger.

“It’s a detail that is very necessary to build victories [clean sheets] and today we avoided that so it didn’t create any danger.”

On Watford’s disallowed goal: “It’s not a benefit [of the doubt], it is an application of a rule.”

Watford manager Xisco: “I don’t think about this [the disallowed goal], I’m thinking about the performance.

“I’m disappointed with the performance. In the first half, it was not on our level, we were a little disordered, we leave big spaces and I don’t agree with the first half. But the second half, there was a little more order, but the capacity for our team was attacking poorly in situations.

“We need to improve. We need to know exactly what is one point in the Premier League, what is difficult about getting the points here and giving more consistency in the performance.

“We can be more ordered, we can stay more compact, we can play more with the same idea. We can give better every day, we can train better, we can improve faster and with the level of the Premier League, this is the moment to take that step forward.”

5) BRIGHTON v ARSENAL

Defences stand strong on the south coast to ensure the spoils are shared; Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang hits a post; Shane Duffy close to a winner for the hosts

6) BURNLEY v NORWICH

Norwich battle to a 0-0 draw at Turf Moor to earn their first Premier League point of the season. Both sides are still waiting to taste victory this term.

Player ratings

Burnley: Pope (7), Lowton (6), Tarkowski (7), Collins (6), Taylor (6), McNeil (7), Brownhill (7), Westwood (7), Lennon (6), Wood (6), Vydra (6).

Subs used: Rodriguez (6), Gudmundsson (7), Barnes (N/A)

Norwich: Krul (7), Aarons (7), Gibson (6), Hanley (7), Kabak (6), Giannoulis (6), Normann (7), Lees-Melou (6), McLean (6), Pukki (6), Sargent (6).

Subs used: Rashica (N/A), Rupp (N/A), Idah (N/A)

Player of the match: Mathias Normann (Norwich)

Burnley boss Sean Dyche: “It’s another good performance. The consistency is there. We’ve offered enough to win a game today and it was a good clean sheet. We were just lacking a cutting edge. We need a bit of luck. We can’t get the decision. Our penalty record is horrendous but there’s two or three today… certainly the one on Vydra when he gets in behind and he gets a clear push from Hanley in the back. I’ve seen them given. I don’t know what a clear penalty is anymore.”

Norwich boss Daniel Farke: “A first step. We were not too far away today from winning this game but I just have compliments for the lads. When you have lost the first six games, a difficult pre-season because of the COVID outbreak, and then to come here to Turf Moor, a really tough place to go, with their direct and physical approach, to make sure you’re absolutely solid and defending, this is what we were. It’s definitely a good result.”

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