EPL Gameweek 18: Saturday football - As it happened...

The Gameweek 18 of EPl witnessed leaders Leicester City losing for the second time only, to give Arsenal a realistic chance to take the lead later in the night, even as Louis van Gaal's woes compounded with yet another defeat for Manchester United.

EPL Gameweek 18: Saturday football - As it happened...

Newcastle 0 - 1 (Cleverley 90+3') Everton: Tom Cleverley scored an injury time winner to give Everton all three points.

HALF-TIME update:

Newcastle 0 - 0 Everton: Despite all the good efforts to break the deadlock from both the sides it's still nil-nil at St. James Park.

Here's the line-ups for the Newcastle-Everton match:

FULL-TIME updates:

Aston Villa 1 - 1 West Ham
Bournemouth 0 - 0 Crystal Palace
Chelsea 2 - 2 Watford
Liverpool 1 - 0    Leicester
Manchester City 4 - 1 Sunderland
Swansea 1 - 0 West Brom
Tottenham 3 - 0    Norwich

Tottenham (Kane (P)25', 42', Carroll 80') 3 - 0 Norwich: Thomas Carroll, who arrived in as a substitute, found the back of net with a cool finish assure Spurs all three points with 10 minutes into the regulation time.

Chelsea (Costa 33', 65') 2 - 2 (Deeney (P)42', Ighalo 56') Watford: What a miss. Oscar failed to convert from the spot (80') and it leaves score-line at Stamford Bridge at 2-2.

Manchester City (Sterling 13', Toure 17', Bony 22', de Bruyne 54') 4 - 1 (Borini 59') Sunderland: Wilfred Boney missed a penalty (69'). A skier!

Chelsea (Costa 33', 65') 2 - 2 (Deeney (P)42', Ighalo 56') Watford: And Diego Costa again. The Spaniard feasts on a Willian set-up to equalise for the Blues.

Aston Villa (Ayew (P)62') 1 - 1 (Cresswell 45+2') West Ham: A penalty to the rescue for Villans at home. Jordan Ayew coolly slides home the goal from the spot.

Liverpool 1 - 0 Leicester City: Christian Benteke finally killed off  with both his legs, a sliding one, to open the scoring at Anfield. And leaders Leicester City are staring at their second league defeat of the season.

Manchester City (Sterling 13', Toure 17', Bony 22', de Bruyne 54') 4 - 1 (Borini 59') Sunderland: At the hour-mark, Sunderland pulled one back with former Liverpool player Fabio Borini scoring from a sneaky run.

Chelsea (Costa 33') 1 - 2 (Deeney (P)42', Ighalo 56') Watford: Chelsea have conceded the lead to Watford with Odion Ighalo finishing a brilliant move from Jose Manuel Jurado.

Manchester City (Sterling 13', Toure 17', Bony 22', de Bruyne 54') 4 - 0 Sunderland: Citizens are toying with Black Cats at Etihad Stadium. Belgian Kevin de Bruyne has added his name in the score-sheet with an easy finish from a loose ball.

Here's the HALF-TIME updates:

Aston Villa 0 - 1 (Cresswell 45+2') West Ham: An injury time goal from Aaron Cresswell gave the Hammers lead at Villa Park.

Chelsea (Costa 33') 1 - 1 (Deeney (P)42') Watford: Drama in Stamford Bridge. Nemanja Matic handball allows Watford to equalise minutes before the half-time. Troy Deeney converted from the spot.

Tottenham (Kane (P)25', 42') 2 - 0 Norwich: Kane is punishing his old club. He latches on to a Dele Alli pass to double the lead.

Chelsea (Costa 33') 1 - 0 Watford: A sumptuous goal from Diego Costa as the former Atletico Madrid player produced a left-footed finish.

Tottenham (Kane (P)25') 1 - 0 Norwich: Harry Kane converts from the spot to give Spurs the lead at White Hart Lane, after Norwich goalie Declan Rudd was penalised for a foul.

Manchester City (Sterling 13', Toure 17', Bony 22') 3 - 0 Sunderland: Wilfred Bony increased the lead with a cracking header from a Kevin De Bruyne free-kick.

Swansea (Ki 9') 1 - 0 West Brom: Sung-Yong Ki provided the vital first goal for struggling Swans at Liberty Stadium.

Manchester City (Sterling 13', Toure 17') 2 - 0 Sunderland: City have scored two goals in quick succession to further compound Sunderland's woes. First, it was Raheem Sterling, then Yaya Toure scoring for the Citizens.

Credit to Stoke for their valiant attacking football. But fot LVG, the pressure continues to mount. United are winless in seven matches, and have suffered third successive league defeat. A rare sight.

Here are the line-ups for the 8:30 kick-offs

Manchester City vs Sunderland

Aston Villa vs West Ham United

Chelsea vs Watford

Liverpool vs  Leicester City

Swansea vs West Brom

Bournemouth vs Crystal Palace

Tottenham vs Norwich City

Stoke (Krkic 19', Arnautovic 26') 2 - 0 Manchester United: Wayne Rooney is on, for Memphis Depay (46th minute). Stoke also made a substitution. Marco van Ginkel on for Glenn Whelan.

Stoke (Krkic 19', Arnautovic 26') 2 - 0 Manchester United: And that's how giants are killed. Absolute killer.

Marko Arnautovic buried a long ranger into the nets even as a diving David de Gea tried his best. 

Stoke (Krkic 19') 1 - 0 Manchester United: Horror defending from United. Memphis Depay lost possession to Glen Johnson just in front of the box and Bojan Krkic received a delightful pass from the right flank. Cool finish from the former Barcelona starlet.

And more pressure on Louis van Gaal, in the stands.

Here's the team sheets for the first match between Stoke City and Manchester United. Big news - Wayne Rooney on bench at Britannia Stadium.

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