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EPL Gameweek 27: Saturday Football - As it happened...

After a busy European mid-week fixture, English teams will resume their league action today with Saturday football. As many as six matches, including a blockbuster clash at the Old Trafford, will keep football fans engrossed.

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Follow all the live updates, goals here:


FULL-TIME UPDATE

Stoke City (Crouch 71') 1 - 0 Hull City

Manchester United (Rooney (P) 66', 84') 1 - 0 Sunderland

Burnley 0 - 1 (Trippier (OG)66') Swansea

Newcastle (Cisse 37') 1 - 0 Aston Villa

West Brom (Berahino 2') 1 - 0 Southampton


KING ROONEY!

Manchester United (Rooney 85') 2 - 0 Sunderland: Januzaj makes Sunderland goalkeeper make a half save from a clever shot and Rooney pounces with a header.


Stoke City (Crouch 71') 1 - 0 Hull City: Charlie Adam set up Peter Crouch to score the opener for Stoke.


Manchester United (Rooney (P) 66') 1 - 0 Sunderland: Wayne Rooney converted from the spot following the sending off of Wes Brown.


Burnley 0 - 1 (Trippier (OG)66') Swansea: Kieran Trippier scored an own goal to give Swansea lead.


HALF-TIME UPDATE:

Stoke City 0 - 0 Hull City:
Manchester United 0 - 0 Sunderland:
Burnley 0 - 0 Swansea:
Newcastle (Cisse 37') 1 - 0 Aston Villa:
West Brom (Berahino 2') 1 - 0 Southampton:


Newcastle (Cisse 37')1 - 0 Aston Villa: Papiss Cisse break the dead-lock at St. James' Park.


Manchester United 0 - 0 Sunderland: Quite extraordinary at Old Trafford. After a scramble, Sunderland averted conceding an own goal as the deflection from the former United player John O’Shea hit the high bar. Ashley Young is fast and productive today. His initial cross from the left created the melee inside the danger zone. 25th minute.


Manchester United 0 - 0 Sunderland: Elsewhere in the Greater Manchester, unfancied Black Cats have got the first attempt on the goal after Angel Di Maria lost possession.


West Brom (Berahino 2') 1 - 0 Southampton: Superb start from the Albions. Saido Berahino pulled off a perfect long drive to provide the home side an early lead. No chance for Fraser Forster. The Burundi-born English forward has scored 17 goals in all competitions this season for West Brom.


Team news are coming thick and fast.

Stoke City vs Hull City:

Stoke XI: Begovic; Bardsley, Wollscheid, Wilson, Pieters; Nzonzi, Whelan; Walters, Ireland, Moses; Diouf.

Hull XI: 


Manchester United vs Sunderland:

Sunderland XI: Pantilimon, Reveillere, van Aanholt, Brown, O’Shea, Cattermole, Larsson, Gomez, Johnson, Wickham, Defoe.

Man Utd XI: De Gea, Valencia, Smalling, Evans, Rojo, Blind, Herrera, Young, Di Maria, Rooney, Falcao.


Burnley vs Swansea:

Burnley XI: Heaton; Trippier, Shackell, Keane, Mee; Kightly, Arfield, Jones, Boyd; Barnes, Ings.

Swansea XI: 


Newcastle vs Aston Villa:

Newcastle XI: Krul; Janmaat, Coloccini, Williamson, Haïdara; Obertan, Sissoko, Abeid, Ameobi; Rivière, Cisse.

Villa XI: Guzan, Hutton, Okore, Clark, Lowton, Sinclair, Delph, Cleverley, Westwood, Agbonlahor, Benteke.


West Brom vs Southampton:

Southampton XI:

West Brom XI: Foster, Dawson, McAuley, Lescott, Brunt, Morrison, Yacob, Fletcher, Gardner, Ideye, Berahino. 


 

FULL-TIME: West Ham 1 : 3 Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace fought off a late charge from the Hammers to consolidate their mid-table position with a convincing win at Boleyn Ground today. For the home side, it was their second defeat in the last five outings with other three being drawn matches. And they have killed their big dreams.Today's defeat was also their 300th Premier League loss.


West Ham (Valencia 76') 1 : 3 (Murray 43', 63'; Dann 52') Crystal Palace: Stewart Downing set up Enner Valencia to pull one back for West Ham at home.


West Ham 0 : 3 (Murray 43', 63'; Dann 52') Crystal Palace: Red Card for Murray. The goal-scorer Murray tripped a West Ham defender inside the attacking box and earned his second yellow card. Ejected from the match.


West Ham 0 : 3 (Murray 43', 63'; Dann 52') Crystal Palace: Jason Puncheon and Glenn Murray combined again to torment the home side. This time the former supplied an sumptous cross, and Murray produced a low diving header to treble the lead.


West Ham 0 : 2 (Murray 43', Dann 52') Crystal Palace: Huge goal for Pardew's men. They started the second half with purpose and converted from the first opportunity to double the lead.

Scott Dann planted his header in the right corner, off a Jason Puncheon corner.


West Ham 0 : 1 (Murray 43') Crystal Palace: Winston Reid received a brief medical attention. 46th min. 


HALF-TIME: West Ham 0 : 1 Crystal Palace. This is only the second time, Crystal Palace managed to lead at half-time in the 2014-15 entire Premier League season.


West Ham 0 : 1 (Murray 43') Crystal Palace: The visitors have taken the lead with a beautiful header from Glenn Murray from a corner, delivered by Jason Puncheon.


West Ham vs Crystal Palace: First substitute for the day. Crystal Palace brings in James McArthur for Jordon Mutch. 33rd min.First Yellow card also went Palace's way, to Glenn Murray ten minutes ago.


West Ham vs Crystal Palace: At 30 mins play, Hammers have enjoyed majority of the possession (60 to 40 %), but both the sides have two goal attempts each so far. 


West Ham vs Crystal Palace: Close call for West Ham. Mark Noble hits woodwork at 15 min. Still no goal after 25 minutes.


West Ham vs Crystal Palace: Still no goal. By the way, if Hammers win this London derby, Alan Pardew will register his first three consecutive Premier League away games as a manager for the first time. 


Team sheets for the West Ham vs Crystal Palace match:


West Ham will host Crystal Palace in a crucial mid-table clash at Boleyn Ground. Hammers, despite all the positive results, are still in eighth place with 39 points and they are considered to be pushing for a European place. For Crystal Palace, they need to make they don't into that dreaded relegation zone again. They are now in 13th place with 27 points. The match starts in 18:15 IST.


Then we have five matches, kicking off simultaneously at 8:30 IST. Stoke City vs Hull City, Manchester United vs Sunderland, Burnley vs Swansea, West Brom vs Southampton and Newcastle vs Aston Villa.


Complete schedule from the Gameweek 27:


Two matches from this week, involving Chelsea and Tottenham -- League Cup finalists, have been postponed.

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