Fulham 1-0 Southampton: Andreas Pereira’s opener for Fulham is no longer Andreas Pereira’s opener for Fulham. His strike will go into the record books as a James Ward-Prowse own goal.
Newcastle 0-0 Leeds: The home side are in the ascendancy at St James’ Park but are not having it all their own way. For Leeds, Jack Harrison shimmies and slaloms his way past several defenders with the ball at his feet but shoots into the side-netting.
Now Newcastle are appealing for a penalty after an apparent Tyler Adams trip on Fabian Schar. The referee doesn’t award a spot-kick and his decision isn’t overturned by VAR but it should probably have been given.
GOAL! Bournemouth 0-2 Crystal Palace (Eze 36)
Another corner, another Crystal Palace goal on the back of shocking Bournemouth defending. The ball’s played to Eberechi Eze standing unmarked on the edge of the Bournemouth penalty area and he rifles home through a crowded penalty area.
GOAL! Fulham 1-0 Southampton (Pereira 32)
Fulham take the lead from a corner. The ball’s played to Andreas Pereira standing unmarked on the edge of the Southampton penalty area. His low drive from the edge of the box goes in off James Ward-Prowse.
Newcastle 0-0 Leeds: Joelinton heads a corner back across the face of goal, the ball sits up nicely for Dan Burn but the big defender fails to make sufficient contact with his wild swing.
GOAL! Manchester City 1-0 Everton (Haaland 24)
Out on the right flank, Riyad Mahrez shifts the ball on to his right foot, squares it and it’s fired home by an off-balance Erling Haaland. Jordan Pickford gets a touch with his right hand, which steers the ball away from Ben Godfrey, who might otherwise have been able to clear it off the line.
Bournemouth 0-1 Crystal Palace: A penny for the thoughts of Bournemouth’s new American owner Michael Foley, who is sitting in torrential rain at the Vitality Stadium watching his new club get beaten.
GOAL! Bournemouth 0-1 Crystal Palace (Ayew 19)
From a corner, Michael Olise provides the delivery and an unmarked Jordan Ayew delserves up a headed finish that couldn’t be more straightforward as Bournemouth’s players stand ball-watching.
Fulham 0-0 Crystal Palace: Willian and Andreas Perira combine down the left and the Brazilian sends a shot narrowly wide of the far post.
Marcus Rashford update: The Manchester United striker has revealed that he was dropped from Manchester United’s starting line-up today because he overslept and was late for a team meeting.
Manchester City 0-0 Everton: Erling Haaland hits the side netting with a shot from a tight angle.
Newcastle 0-0 Leeds: Taking advantage of Leeds’ high line, Joe Willock charges through the middle and tries to bring down a pass over the top from deep. His touch is dreadful and a decent chance to go one on one with Meslier goes begging.
Manchester City 0-0 Everton: Erling Haaland is back on his feet and back in the game, showing no ill effects from his early knock.
Newcastle 0-0 Leeds: Brenden Aaronson goes down in the Newcastle penalty area under a challenge from Joelinton but doesn’t get the penalty he thinks he deserves. Moments later, Chris Wood beats Ilan Meslier to a 50-50 ball but hooks his effort wide when he could have picked out Joelinton in a good position.
Fulham 0-0 Southampton: Armel Bella-Kotchap has an early chance for Southampton but slices into the side-netting from a tight angle when perhaps he should have squared the ball instead.
Manchester City 0-0 Everton: Worrying news for City fans, as Erling Haaland goes down holding his left ankle after coming out second best from a coming-together with Ben Godfrey. There was no malice intended by the Everton centre-half but Haaland lost his boot in the challenge and seems to be in a lot of pain.
Pele: Each of today’s Premier League matches is being preceded by a minute’s silent for the recently departed Brazil icon. At St James’ Park, his compatriot Bruno Guimaraes arrived out for the pre-match formalities wearing a Brazil No10 shirt bearing the name of the three-times World Cup winner. Earlier at Molineux, Manchester United’s Brazilian winger Antony held up his jersey to reveal a personal message to Pele written on his T-shirt.
Julen Lopetegui speaks: “I think that the goals are coming after good work and we are working as a team in and out of possession,” the Wolves manager tells BT Sport. “Maybe we didn’t have the best decision making in the box. We had five or six good situations to damage them but we have good chances. The players have to believe in themselves. We have to have balanced thinking in the next match knowing that the only way is to keep working and to improve.”
Match report: Wolves 0-1 Manchester United
Premier League: “Whatever the misdemeanour, Marcus Rashford paid Erik ten Hag back handsomely on the pitch. The stage was set for Rashford to make the difference when the in-form forward, dropped to the bench owing to an unknown disciplinary breach, entered at half-time in place of Alejandro Garnacho and he departed the pitch as the undoubted match-winner.” Ben Fisher reports …
Fulham v Southampton: Aleksandar Mitrovic has been passed fit to take his place in an unchanged Fulham lineup. Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Armel Bella-Kotchap and Joe Aribo come in to a Southampton side looking to end a run of four consecutive league defeats.
Full time: Wolves 0-1 Manchester United
Premier League: Marcus Rashford started the day in his manager’s bad books but came off the bench to score the winner in an attritional, entertaining New Year’s Eve battle at Molineux.
Newcastle v Leeds: Newcastle name the same 11 that beat Leicester on Boxing Day while Callum Wilson is on the bench after being ruled out of that trip through illness. Tyler Adams, Jack Harrison and Luke Ayling start for Leeds, with Rasmus Kristensen, Sam Greenwood and Marc Roca making way.
Manchester City v Everton: Dominic Calvert-Lewin is a surprise inclusion in Everton’s starting lineup, while Anthony Gordon is absent through illness. It’s only Calvert-Lewin’s fifth start in what has been a frustrating season punctuated by injury for the striker. Ben Godfrey makes his first start since the opening day of the season after recovering from a broken leg.
Rico Lewis starts his third consecutive game for Manchester City at right-back, while Argentinian World Cup winner Julian Alvarez is among the substitutes.
Bournemouth v Crystal Palace: Marc Guehi and Joel Ward come into the Palace starting lineup in place of Tyrick Mitchell and James Tomkins, who are suspended. Jaidon Anthony starts for Bournemtouh, in place of Jack Stacey.
Bournemouth v Crystal Palace line-ups
Bournemouth: Travers, Anthony, Smith, Senesi, Kelly, Zemura, Cook, Lerma, Billing, Solanke, Moore.
Subs: Plain, Stephens, Mepham, Christie, Rothwell, Stacey, Lowe, Dembele, Pearson.
Crystal Palace: Guaita, Ward, Andersen, Guehi, Clyne, Olise, Doucoure, Schlupp, Ayew, Zaha, Eze.
Subs: Butland, Mateta, Hughes, Edouard, Ebiowei, Richards, Riedewald, Gordon, Ozoh.
Wolves 0-1 Manchester United: With 10 minutes of normal time remaining at Molineux, Marcus Rashford has come off the Naughty Step to fire the visitors ahead with a fine solo goal. Follow the rest of the game with Rob Smyth …
Fulham v Southampton line-ups
Fulham: Leno, Robinson, Ream, Diop, Tete, De Cordova-Reid, Reed, Palhinha, Pereira, Willian, Mitrovic
Subs: Rodak, Adarabioyo,m Duffy, Wilson, Cairney, Chalobah, James, Vinicius, Harris
Southampton: Bazunu, Walker-Peters, Lyanco, Salisu, Bella-Kotchap, Maitland-Niles, Edozie, Ward-Prowse, Elyounoussi, Aribo, Adams
Subs: Caballero, Caleta-Car, A Armstrong, Perraud, S Armstrong, Mara, Diallo, Lavia, Finnigan
Newcastle United v Leeds United line-ups
Newcastle: Pope, Trippier, Botman, Schar, Joelinton, Wood, Almiron, Willock, Burn, Longstaff, Guimaraes.
Subs: Darlow, Lascelles, Wilson, Saint-Maximin, Ritchie, Lewis, Manquillo, Murphy, Anderson.
Leeds: Meslier, Ayling, Forshaw, Koch, Cooper, Aaronson, Harrison, Adams, Rodrigo, Struijk, Gnonto.
Subs: Robles, Firpo, Roca, Summerville, Llorente, Kristensen, Gelhardt, Greenwood, Klich.
Manchester City v Everton lineups
Manchester City: Ederson, Lewis, Stones, Akanji, Ake, Rodri, Silva, De Bruyne, Mahrez, Haaland, Grealish.
Subs: Ortega, Walker, Phillips, Cancelo, Gundogan, Alvarez, Gomez, Foden, Palmer.
Everton: Pickford, Patterson, Mykolenko, Godfrey, Coady, Tarkowski, Gueye, Onana, Iwobi, Gray, Calvert-Lewin.
Subs: Begovic, Holgate, Keane, McNeil, Doucoure, Maupay, Coleman, Vinagre, Davies.
Wolves 0-0 Manchester United: It remains scoreless at Molineux, where Marcus Rashford is on as a second-half substitute for Manchester United. Wolves have gone closest to scoring since half-time, with Ruben Neves bringing an extremely smart save out of David De Gea with an excellent free-kick. Rob Smyth has the latest …
Marcus Rashford: Manchester United’s in-form striker was a surprise omission from the Manchester United lineup to face Wolves this afternoon and had to settle for a place on the bench. Despite the England international’s status as living saint and national treasure, his manager Erik ten Hag revealed he had been dropped for an undisclosed disciplinary reason. Ben Fisher reports from Molineux …
Today’s Premier League fixtures
Wolves v Manchester United (latest)
Bournemouth v Crystal Palace (3pm GMT)
Fulham v Southampton (3pm)
Manchester City v Everton (3pm)
Newcastle v Leeds United (3pm)
Brighton v Arsenal (5.30pm)
New Year’s Eve clockwatch
Season’s greetings one and all and welcome to our coverage of the last afternoon of Premier League action this year. Following last night’s wins for Liverpool and Brentford, Wolves and Manchester United got today’s action under way at Molineux. Looking for their third successive win under new manager Julen Lopetegui
We have four top flight matches kicking off at three o’clock before Brighton host Arsenal at the Amex Stadium at 5.30pm. Bournemouth host Crystal Palace at the Vitality Stadium, Fulham welcome Southampton to Craven Cottage, Manchester City will hope to – at least temporarily – close the gap between themselves and Arsenal when they face out-of-sorts Everton at the Etihad, and in-form Newcastle take on Leeds United in what could be a humdinger at St James’ Park.
We’ll bring you team news, build-up, the latest on all the goals and major talking points, followed by post-match reaction and on-the-whistle reports from all the grounds. Don’t touch that dial …