An email: “I went back and counted, and Foden’s goal came at the end of a 47-pass move,” writes Allan Castle. “The first quarter of that match possibly the most one-sided I can recall. And Forest are a decent, well-coached side! The league looks done and dusted; the only real question mark is whether City can match the Invincibles.”
Bundesliga: Bayern Munich are 5-0 up with about 25 minutes of their match against Bochum to go. Harry Kane has scored two in that game, bringing his tally for the season to eight goals in as many starts for his new club.
Scottish Premiership half-times
Ipswich Town 3-1 Blackburn Rovers
Leeds United 0-0 Watford
Leicester City 0-0 Bristol City
Middlesbrough 1-1 Southampton
Plymouth Argyle 4-0 Norwich City
Rotherham United 1-1 Preston
Swansea City 1-0 Sheffield Wednesday
West Brom 0-0 Millwall
Crystal Palace 0-0 Fulham
Luton Town 0-0 Wolves
Manchester City 2-0 Nottingham Forest
Brentford v Everton (5.30pm BST)
Burnley v Manchester City (8pm BST)
Championship: Preston equalise from a corner in their game against Rotherham, with Liam Lindsay nodding home to make it 1-1. Rotherham’s players were adamant that their goalkeeper Viktor Johansson had been fouled but the goal stands.
Meanwhile at Home Park, Morgan Whittaker has fired home from the edge of the penalty area to put Plymouth 3-0 up against Norwich City. And what’s that? Plymouth promptly go 4-0 up with Finn Azaz scoring in the fifth minute of first-half added time.
Championship: The man with the most Australian-sounding name you could ever hope to hear, Riley McGree equalises for Middlesbrough in their game against Southampon.
Crystal Palace 0-0 Fulham: Jeffrey Schlupp takes on and beats a couple of defenders before playing Eberchi Eze in behind the Fulham defence. He fires narrowly wide of the far post.
Premier League: Having impressed on his debut for Wolves last weekend against Liverpool, Jeanricner Bellegarde has got himself sent off in their match against Luton. He kicked out at Tom Lockyer, catching the Luton defender in his crown jewels, after the pair went down in a tangle near the halfway line. It’s a daft foul and he has to go.
Championship: Norwich trail Plymouth Argyle 2-0 at Home Park, where Dan Scarr has just doubled the Pilgrims’ lead. Meanwhile at the New York Stadium, Rotherham lead table-toppers Preston 1-0, with Jordan Hugill scoring against his former club.
League Two: An interesting scoreline from the fourth division, where Stockport County are hammering Wrexham at Edgeley Park. They lead 3-0 courtesy of a first-half hat-trick from Isaac Olaofe.
Championship: Jamal Lowe has fired Swansea ahead against Sheffield Wednesday from the penalty spot at the Liberty Stadium. Well, one of the penalty spots.
Championship: Ipswich Town stretch their lead against Blackburn Rovers, with George Hirst scoring their third of the afternoon. It’s 3-1 to the Tractor Boys at Portman Road and as things stand they’ll go top of the table.
Luton 0-0 Wolves: Wolves are seriously under the cosh at Kenilworth Road, where Alfie Doughty has had a shot on target inadvertently blocked by one of his own teammates and Carlton Morris has smashed an effort against the cross-bar.
Championship: Ipswich Town are back in front in their game against Blackburn Rovers. They lead 2-1 at Portman Road courtesy of Nathan Broadhead’s low shot into the corner.
Championship: Adam Armstrong fires Southampton ahead at Middlesbrough, while Morgan Whittaker has given Plymouth Argyle the lead against Norwich City.
Mattheus Nunez receives a pass from Foden and stands the ball up for Erling Haaland at the far post. The City striker sends the ball back across the face of goal and past Matt Turner, who could be in for a very long afternoon.
Crystal Palace 0-0 Fulham: The visitors are dominating the early stages of their game against Crystal Palace and Willian has just cut inside and forced Sam Johnstone to turn a shot behind for a corner.
Championship: Blackburn equalise against Ipswich Town at Portman Road courtesy of Arnor Sigurdsson’s strike on his debut for the Lancashire club.
Premier League: Phil Foden scores with his left foot from the edge of the six-yard box to give the League leaders an early advantage against Nottingham Forest. Rodri picked out Kyle Walker with a long diagonal and the City full-back found Foden with a pull-back.
Championship: Looking to make it four wins in a row, Ipswich Town take an early lead against Blackburn Rovers at Portman Road through Harry Clarke.
Manchester City 0-0 Nottingham Forest: City win an early free-kick for a foul on Erling Haaland just outside the Forest penalty area. Julian Alvaraz tries his luck but it’s an easy save for Matt Turner.
Scottish Premiership: Reo Hatate’s penalty and second-half goals from Matt O’Riley and Daizen Maeda helped Celtic to a 3-0 win at Livingston despite losing Joe Hart to a first-half red card.
Peeeeeeeeep! Our three o’clock kick-offs are under way.
An email: “As well as Dundee United’s trip to the Highlands to face Inverness in the Scottish Championship, it’s the Scottish Cup first round today and there are plenty of names to conjure with as the little guys dream of Hampden,” writes Simon McMahon.
“Check out these ties, only one of which is not an actual first round fixture happening today. Banks O’Dee v Dalbeattie Star, Caledonian Braves v Fraserburgh, Camelon Juniors v Civil Service Strollers, Clachnacuddin v Inverurie Loco Works, Dundonald Bluebell v Kilwinning Rangers, Gala Fairydean Rovers v Strathspey Thistle, Golspie Sutherland v Forres Mechanics and Tampa Bay Rowdies v New York Cosmos.”
Scottish Premiership: Despite being down to 10 men for over an hour, Celtic have run out comfortable winners against Livingston. Reo Hatete put the Scottish champions ahead from the spot before they lost Joe Hart to a red card. Matt O’Riley made it 2-0 shortly after half-time, before Daizen Maeda rounded things off with a beauty deep in added time.
Luton Town v Wolves: Rob Edwards makes two changes to the team that started against Fulham last weekend. Alfie Doughty and Chiedozie Ogbene come into the side in place of Mads Andersen and Tahith Chong.
Wolves manager Gary O’Neil keeps faith with the side that played so well against Liverpool in the first half of their game at Molineux last weekend, before folding faster than Superman on laundry day in the second half.
Crystal Palace v Fulham: Roy Hodgson will be back in his technical area this afternoon after missing last weekend’s defeat at the hands of Aston Villa through illness. He recalls Marc Guehi, who was absent from that game through injury. Chris Richards makes way and is among the subs.
USA international Antonee Robinson returns to the Fulham side after missing last weekend’s win over Luton through injury. He’s in for Kenny Tete, who isn’t in today’s matchday squad. Bobby De Cordova-Reid also comes into Marco Silva’s side, with Harry Wilson making do with a spot on the bench.
Manchester City v Nottingham Forest: In the absence of the injured Bernardo Silva, Matheus Nunes makes his first start for Manchester City in the only change from the team that beat West Ham last weekend.
Nicolas Dominguez makes his debut for Nottingham Forest and is one of five players to come into Steve Coopers side following their draw with Burnley on Monday night. Willy Boly, Serge Aurier, Moussa Niakhate and Nuno Tavares also come into the Forest line-up.
Luton Town: Kaminski, Kabore, Burke, Lockyer, Bell, Sambi Lokonga, Nakamba, Doughty, Brown, Morris, Ogbene.
Subs: Andersen, Berry, Woodrow, Adebayo, Chong, Mengi, Mpanzu, Krul, Giles.
Wolves: Jose Sa, Nelson Semedo, Dawson, Kilman, Ait Nouri, Joao Gomes, Lemina, Hwang, Bellegarde, Pedro Neto, Matheus Cunha.
Subs: Doherty, Traore, Silva, Hugo Bueno, Kalajdzic, Doyle, Sarabia, Gomes, Bentley.
Referee: Josh Smith (Lincolnshire)
Manchester City: Ederson, Walker, Akanji, Dias, Gvardiol, Matheus Luiz, Rodri, Foden, Alvarez, Doku, Haaland.
Subs: Phillips, Ake, Grealish, Ortega, Gomez, Carson, Bobb, Lewis.
Nottingham Forest: Turner, Boly, Niakhate, Mangala, Aurier, Sangare, Aina, Tavares, Dominguez, Gibbs-White, Awoniyi.
Subs: Worrall, Kouyate, Wood, Hudson-Odoi, Elanga, Yates, Vlachodimos, Origi, Montiel.
Referee: Anthony Taylor (Cheshire)
Crystal Palace: Johnstone, Ward, Andersen, Guehi, Mitchell, Doucoure, Hughes, Ayew, Eze, Schlupp, Edouard.
Subs: Holding, Mateta, Clyne, Ebiowei, Richards, Henderson, Matthews, Riedewald, Rak-Sakyi.
Fulham: Leno, Robinson, Diop, Ream, Castagne, Reed, Joao Palhinha, Andreas Pereira, Reid, Jimenez, Willian.
Subs: Rodak, Bassey, Wilson, Cairney, Ballo-Toure, Rodrigo Muniz, Iwobi, Vinicius, Francois.
Referee: Paul Tierney (Lancashire)
Manchester City: Pep Guardiola has said he will not be kept awake at night by Erling Haaland’s missed chances in Manchester City’s past two matches and insisted the striker should not be criticised for his profligacy. Will Unwin reports …
Scottish Premiership: Celtic lead Livingston 2-0 early in the second half of their match in West Lothian but are down to 10 men after losing goalkeeper Joe Hart to a first half red card for a rash challenge on Mohammed Sangare as the duo contested a long ball played towards the Celtic penalty area.
Scott Bain came off the bench to replace Hart in the Celtic goal, with James Forrest the outfield player to maked way for the substitute goalkeeper. Celtic were a goal up when Hart got his marching orders but doubled their lead through Matt O’Riley shortly after half-time.
Crystal Palace v Fulham
Luton Town v Wolves
Manchester City v Nottingham Forest
Brentford v Everton (5.30pm BST)
Burnley v Manchester United (8pm BST)
Ipswich Town v Blackburn Rovers
Leeds United v Watford
Leicester City v Bristol City
Middlesbrough v Southampton
Plymouth Argyle v Norwich City
Rotherham United v Preston
Swansea City v Sheffield Wednesday
West Brom v Millwall
There’s just a trio of three o’clock kick-offs in the top flight to focus on this afternoon, before Brentford host Everton at the Community Stadium and Manchester United travel to Turf Moor in their bid to arrest a run of three consecutive defeats against a side who remain winless after four games of the season but took their first point of the season on Monday night.
Crystal Palace welcome Fulham to Selhurst Park in a mid-table match pitting ninth against tenth, with both sides on seven points after five games. Bottom of the table and the only team in the division yet to register a point, Luton host Wolverhampton Wanderers at Kenilworth Road and could overtake their visitors if they can win by three clear goals.
Meanwhile at the Etihad Stadium, champions Manchester City take on Nottingham Forest, who won on the road for the first time in the league since January when they beat Chelsea just before the international break. It’s difficult to make a case for Forest ending Manchester City’s perfect start to the season but they will travel in hope on the back of that win at Stamford Bridge.