All over at Molineux. For the third time this season, Liverpool have come from behind to win. That’s slightly ominous for everyone else.
Meanwhile, in Scotland “Afternoon Rob,” says Simon McMahon. “Game of the day in Scotland is undoubtedly Celtic v Dundee, as the Dens men look to build on their impressive, solid start by shocking the champions in Glasgow Dundee United v Morton at Tannadice.”
City have only eight players on the bench, including two goalkeepers.
West Ham (4-1-4-1) Areola; Coufal, Zouma, Aguerd, Emerson; Alvarez; Bowen, Soucek, Ward-Prowse, Paqueta; Antonio.
Substitutes: Fabianski, Cresswell, Mavropanos, Ogbonna, Kehrer, Fornals, Kudus, Ings, Benrahma.
Man City (possible 4-1-2-3) Ederson; Walker, Akanji, Ruben Dias, Gvardiol; Rodri; Alvarez, Bernardo; Foden, Haaland, Doku.
Substitutes: Ortega, Carson, Ake, Lewis, Phillips, Gomez, Matheus Nunes, Bobb.
Tottenham (4-1-2-3) Vicario; Porro, Romero, van de Ven, Udogie; Bissouma; Sarr, Maddison; Kulusevski, Son, Solomon.
Substitutes: Forster, Emerson Royal, Dier, Davies, Skipp, Hojbjerg, Perisic, Richarlison, Johnson.
Sheffield United (5-3-2) Foderingham; Bogle, Ahmedhodzic, Basham, Robinson, Thomas; Vinicius Souza, McAtee, Hamer; McBurnie, Archer.
Substitutes: Davies, Trusty, Larouci, Seriki, Norwood, Davies, Ben Slimane, Traore.
GOALS! St Johnstone 0-2 Rangers (Matondo 79); Wolves 1-2 Liverpool (Robertson 85)
Man Utd (possible 4-3-3) Onana; Dalot, Lindelof, Martinez, Reguilon; McTominay, Casemiro, Eriksen; Fernandes, Hojlund, Rashford.
Substitutes: Bayindir, Maguire, Wan-Bissaka, Evans, Pellistri, Gore, Mejbri, Martial, Garnacho.
Brighton (possible 4-2-1-3) Steele; Lamptey, van Hecke, Dunk, Veltman; Gross, Dahoud; Lallana; Adingra, Welbeck, Mitoma.
Substitutes: Verbruggen, Igor Julio, Webster, Baleba, Milner, Gilmour, Joao Pedro, Ferguson, Ansu Fati.
Fulham (4-3-3) Leno; Tete, Diop, Ream, Castagne; Pereira, Palhinha, Reed; Wilson, Jimenez, Willian.
Substitutes: Rodak, Bassey, Ballo-Toure, Cairney, Francois, De Cordova-Reid, Carvalho, Iwobi, Carlos Vinicius.
Luton (5-3-2) Kaminski; Kabore, Burke, Andersen, Lockyer, Bell; Chong, Nakamba, Sambi Lokonga; Morris, Brown.
Substitutes: Krul, Mengi, Berry, Mpanzu, Giles, Doughty, Ogbene, Woodrow, Adebayo.
The exciting Nicola Zaniolo makes his full debut for Villa.
Aston Villa (4-2-2-2) Martinez; Cash, Konsa, Torres, Digne; Kamara, Douglas Luiz; Zaniolo, McGinn; Diaby, Watkins.
Substitutes: Olsen, Marschall, Moreno, Chambers, Lenglet, Bailey, Dendoncker, Duran.
Crystal Palace (4-2-3-1) Johnstone; Ward, Andersen, Richards, Mitchell; Doucoure, Hughes; Ayew, Eze, Schlupp; Edouard.
Substitutes: Henderson, Matthews, Holding, Clyne, Ebiowei, Ahamada, Riedewald, Rak-Sakyi, Mateta.
73 min: Wolves 1-1 Liverpool Still level at Molineux, though Liverpool are well on top now. Barry Glendenning is watching that one.
Aston Villa v Crystal Palace Roy Hodgson won’t be at Villa Park this afternoon after being taken unwell this morning. He’s in contact with his backroom staff, which hopefully means it isn’t too serious.
On this day in 1981… Celtic 1-0 Juventus
SPL Rangers are 1-0 up at St Johnstone in the early game in Scotland. Danilo got the goal for them. The leaders, Celtic and Motherwell, are at home to Dundee and St Mirren respectively.
The team news should arrive just after 2pm. In the meantime, here’s a bit of clicky bait.
Wolves v Liverpool
Cody Gakpo has just equalised for Liverpool in the early Premier League game at Molineux. You can follow that one with Barry Glendenning.
Hello and welcome to another fun, key Saturday clockwatch. The nation’s favourite soap opera has a new timeslot this week: Man Utd v Brighton kicks off at 3pm, with Brighton aiming to become the first away team to win a Premier League game at Old Trafford since, yep, Brighton. If they do, a beleaguered Erik ten Hag will collect his first trophy of the season: the Premier League Crisis Baton. If United win, on the other hand, Jadon Sancho will become this morning’s news.
United v Brighton is one of five Premier League fixtures kicking off at 3pm. It’s a decent selection. Five of the top seven are in action, including a real-life top-of-the-table clash between West Ham and Manchester City.
We’ll be keeping what remains of our eyes on the EFL, where Preston can go back to the top of the Championship by beating Plymouth. The big two are in action in Scotland as well. Let’s get this festival of goalflashery started, shall we.