English Premier League, Gameweek 19 - As it happened...

Welcome to our coverage of the first day of Gameweek 19. After a sumptuous Boxing Day fare, the first day of Gameweek 19 of English Premier League will have another nine matches line-up in a possible extension of football festivities.

English Premier League, Gameweek 19 - As it happened...

Here is the points table



Newcastle 3 - 2 Everton

Newcastle (Cisse 34', Perez 51', Colback 68') 3 - 2 (Kone 5', Mirallas 84') Everton: With six minutes remaining in the match, Kevin Mirallas pulls one back for Everton in this intriguing encounter. Match still in Newcastle's favour though with 3-2 lead.

Newcastle (Cisse 34', Perez 51', Colback 68') 3 - 1 (Kone 5') Everton: Jack Colback scores third goal for home side to dominate the game at St James' Park.

Newcastle (Cisse 34', Perez 51') 2 - 1 (Kone 5') Everton: Ayoze Perez makes it two for Newcastle. He latches to a pass from Cheik Tiote.


Newcastle 1 - 1 Everton

Champions Manchester City have failed to beat a promoted side at home for the first time since November 2009. Interesting enough, it was the same team Burnley, who drew 3-3. Beofre today's 2-2 draw, Citizens have conceded only two goals in the previous five games at the Etihad. With Southampton holding the league leaders Chelsea early today, it was a great chance for City to close the gap to one point with a win against Burnley, but they have squandered...


Aston Villa 0 - 0 Sunderland
Hull City 0 - 1 Leicester
Manchester City 2 - 2 Burnley
QPR 0 - 0    Crystal Palace
Stoke City 2 - 0 West Brom
West Ham 1 - 2 Arsenal

Newcastle (Cisse 34') 1 - 1 (Kone 5') Everton: Papiss Demba Cisse scores his ninth goal of the season to help Newcastle equalize against the visiting Everton.

Hull City 0 - 1 (Mahrez') Leicester: Another sent off at KC Stadium. This time, Hull City midfielder Stephen Quinn got a direct red card in injury time from Phil Dowd.

Hull City 0 - 1 (Mahrez') Leicester: Red card for Paul Konchesky. The defender was already booked, and with the second one, received marching orders from the referee with minutes into the final whistle.

Man City (Silva 23', Fernandinho 33') 2 - 2 (Boyd 47', Barnes 81') Burnley: Burnley's good work finally produced result, found the second equalizer thanks to a Ashley Barnes strike off a rebound.

Stoke City (Diouf 51', 67) 2 - 0 West Brom: Mame Diouf gets his second goal with a sublime finish.

Newcastle 0 - 1 (Kone 5') Everton: What a start. Everton take lead following a fifth minute Arouna Kone goal against the hosts. Seamus Coleman was instrumental with a good pass.

West Ham (Kouyate 55') 1 - 2 (Cazorla 41' (P), Welbeck) Arsenal: Hammers hit back with Cheikhou Kouyate, following a James Tomkins pass. It's Kouyate first goal for West Ham.

Stoke City (Diouf 51') 1 - 0 West Brom: Erik Pieters sets up beautifully for Mame Diouf to score the first game.

Aston Villa 0 - 0 Sunderland: Red Card! Fabian Delph is sent off for a bad lunging tackle on Jordi Gomez. It was Aston Villa's four red card of the season.

Man City (Silva 23', Fernandinho 33') 2 - 1 (Boyd 47') Burnley: George Boyd pulls one back against defending champions City within couple of minutes of restart.


Southampton (Mane 17') 1-1 (Hazard 45+1') Chelsea: Another draw today. Two games, two draws! Leaders Chelsea drop point as Southampton produced a spirited defensive play at home.

Southampton (Mane 17') 1-1 (Hazard 45+1') Chelsea: In the dying minutes, Morgan Schneiderlin gets his second yellow card and was ejected (88th minute). But luckily for Sunderland, it's still 1-1 after regulation time. Four minutes added.


Aston Villa 0 - 0 Sunderland
Hull City 0 - 1 Leicester
Manchester City 2 - 0 Burnley
QPR 0 - 0    Crystal Palace
Stoke City 0 - 0 West Brom
West Ham 0 - 2 Arsenal

West Ham 0 - 2 (Cazorla 41' (P), Welbeck) Arsenal: Danny Welbeck taps the second within minutes after Cazorla goal. It was a great cross from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, after a brilliant run.

West Ham 0 - 1 (Cazorla 41' (P)) Arsenal: Santi Cazorla takes a cool penalty to give Gunners lead at Boleyn Ground. It was his fifth goal of the season, third from the spot. Winston Reid was also booked for the lunge on Cazorla, which resulted in the penalty.

Earlier, a goal was disallowed for Hammers.

Man City (Silva 23', Fernandinho 33') 2 - 0 Burnley: Samir Nasri provided a beautiful pass to Fernandinho, who doubles the lead at home.

Hull City 0 - 1 (Mahrez') Leicester: Riyad Mahrez gets on scoresheet. A brilliant long-ranger from the Algerian.

Line-up for today's last match between Newcastle and Everton:

Everton XI: Joel, Coleman, Distin, Alcaraz, Garbutt, Baines, Barry, McCarthy, McGeady, Eto'o, Kone.
Newcastle XI: Alnwick; Janmaat, Coloccini, Williamson, Dummett; Perez, Sissoko, Tiote, Colback, Gouffran; Cisse.

Man City (Silva 23') 1 - 0 Burnley: Citizens score. David Silva beats Tom Heaton following a Jesus Navas set-up to give the defending champion lead. Silva has scored five goals in his last five games.

Southampton (Mane 17') 1-1 (Hazard 45+1') Chelsea: By helping Hazard score the Chelsea equaliser, Cesc Fabrgas has become the first player to notch up 13 assists in Premier League in the first 18 games. By the way, the Spaniard gets a booking for simulation in the 57th minute. Some drama.

Aston Villa v Sunderland, Hull v Leicester, Man City v Burnley, QPR v Crystal Palace, Stoke v WBA and West Ham v Arsenal matches started.


Southampton (Mane 17') 1-1 (Hazard 45+1') Chelsea: Eden Hazard produces a sublime finish to lavel the score at St Mary's Stadium just before the break.

Southampton (Mane 17') 1-0 Chelsea: Senegalese Sadio Mane opens scoring with a delicate finish to give home side 1-0 lead over the league leaders.


Queens Park Rangers vs Crystal Palace:


Crystal Palace XI: Speroni, Mariappa, Dann, Delaney, Ward, McArthur, Ledley, Jedinak, Bolasie, Puncheon, Zaha


Aston Villa vs Sunderland:

Aston Villa XI: Guzan, Hutton, Vlaar, Clark, Cissokho, Cleverley, Delph, Sanchez, N'Zogbia, Weimann, Benteke.
Sunderland XI: Pantilimon, Vergini, Jones, O’Shea, Brown, Bridcutt, Gomez, Larsson, Johnson, Wickham, Fletcher.

Stoke City vs West Brom: 

Stoke City XI: Begovic; Cameron, Shawcross, Muniesa, Pieters; Nzonzi, Whelan; Diouf, Bojan, Arnautovic; Crouch.
West Brom XI: Foster, Wisdom, Lescott, McAuley, Baird, Gardner, Morrison, Brunt, Dorrans, Sessegnon, Ideye. 

Hull City vs Leicester

Hull City XI: 

Leicester XI: Hamer, Simpson, Wasilewski, Morgan, Konchesky, Cambiasso, James, Mahrez, Nugent, Schlupp, Ulloa.


Burnley vs Man City:

Burnley XI: Heaton; Mee, Shackell, Keane, Trippier; Boyd, Jones, Marney, Arfield; Barnes, Ings.
Man City XI: Hart, Zabaleta, Demichelis, Mangala, Kolarov, Fernandinho, Fernando, Navas, Silva, Nasri, Milner.

West Ham vs Arsenal:

West Ham XI: Adrian, Reid, Cresswell, Tomkins, Kouyate, Carroll, Downing, Sakho, O'Brien, Amalfitano, Song.
Arsenal XI: Szczesny, Debuchy, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Flamini, Coquelin, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Cazorla, Alexis, Welbeck.

In between, at White Hart Lane the scoreboard is still blank. Still some 20 minutes more to play, though.

Here is the line-up for second match of the day between Southampton and Chelsea match:

Southampton XI: Forster, Fonte, Alderweireld, Yoshida, Tadic, Wanyama, Schneiderlin, Davis, Targett, Pelle, Mane.

Southampton substitutes: K. Davis, Gardos, Long, Ward-Prowse, Isgrove, Reed, McCarthy. 

Chelsea XI: Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Filipe Luis; Matic, Mikel; Schurrle, Fabregas, Hazard; Diego Costa.

Chelsea substitutes: Cech, Zouma, Azpilicueta, Ramires, Willian, Remy, Drogba.

Expect goals, and more goals today as players will engage themselves in one last outing before the start of a new year. In the last match-day, all the 10 fixtures produced goals as many as 27 and there was not single draw. 

As usual expect goals to come from the strike-forces of Chelsea, Man City, United and also Arsenal. These teams have created plenty of chances in their last outing. But the likes of Charlie Austin, Papiss Cisse, Graziano Pelle  can create enough havoc in their opponent ranks.

Today's big matches will be Manchester United's visit to White Hart Lane, and Chelsea's St Mary's Stadium and Arsenal's Boleyn Ground date.

Follow the Tottenham-Manchester United match live HERE.

Southampton vs Chelsea will be a top-four fixture with huge stakes on it, while the London derby between Hammers and Gunners will be vital as the winner of this fixture will, in all likelihood, climb into the top four, thus winning some bragging rights.

Here is the schedule for Gameweek 19

Welcome to our coverage of the first day of Gameweek 19. After a sumptuous Boxing Day fare, the first day of Gameweek 19 of English Premier League will have another nine matches line-up in a possible extension of football festivities.