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Leicester vs Manchester City live: Latest score and updates after Jamie Vardy strikes twice

Follow live updates of Saturday's top-flight action

Joe Miles
Saturday 10 December 2016 11:04
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Vardy struck after just three minutes to give Leicester the lead
Vardy struck after just three minutes to give Leicester the lead

Top-flight football returns on Saturday, with Everton's trip to Watford starting the day off. Arsenal entertain Stoke City in the pick of the 3.00pm kick-offs, while the late game sees defending champions Leicester City host Manchester City at the King Power Stadium.

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Saturday's Premier League fixtures

Watford vs Everton (12.45pm)

Arsenal vs Stoke City

Burnley vs Bournemouth

Hull City vs Crystal Palace

Swansea vs Sunderland

Leicester City vs Manchester City (5.15pm)

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Good morning and welcome to The Independent's live coverage of today's Premier League action. First up, Everton take a trip to Vicarage Road for our 12:30 kick-off. We'll bring you all the build-up, news and minute-by-minute updates so make sure to stay tuned.

Line-ups to be announced in around 15 minutes.

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A win today will give Watford the chance to hurdle their opponents and rocket themselves to 8th in the Premier League table.

With just one win in the last nine league games Everton and back-to-back defeats for Watford - both

sides will be desperate for an upturn in form. 

Roberto Pereyra is serving a one-game ban, which will be a huge loss for the home side as he has been a key element to their success this season. Yannick Bolasie will be out for the remainder of the season, with a knee injury. 

Team news coming...

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Here's how the home side will line-up today: 

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Here's how the visitors will line up at Vicarage Road: 

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Here are all of today's fixtures:

Watford v Everton (12:30)

Burnley FC v Bournemouth (15:00)

Hull City v Crystal Palace (15:00)

Swansea City v Sunderland (15:00)

Arsenal v Stoke City (15:00)

Leicester City v Man City (17:30)

Stay tuned...

Joe Miles10 December 2016 11:45
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The Toffees are unbeaten in 11 successive games against The Hornets in all competitions. Will this curse be broken today for Mazzarri's men? We'll see.

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Two key players from return The Hornets, but Kabasele and Pereyra leave them big boots too fill.  

Joe Miles10 December 2016 11:59
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 The players begin to warm up on Vicarage Road. Just 20 minutes until kick-off now.

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The Everton fans will be desperate for Romelu Lukaku to re-find his form, following a somewhat dreary display lately. It's been a slow campaign for him so far, with no goals in his last four appearances. 

Earlier this week it was revealed that Ronald Koeman was hinting for the striker to leave Goodison Park as the manager believes he will not meet his true potential there. Despite continuous links in the summer with the likes of Manchester United and Chelsea, he stayed put and it appears to have backfired. If he fails to reactivate his resilient form, perhaps a move away from Merseyside will be the best option for the 23-year-old.

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The players are lining up in the tunnel. Just minutes until kick-off now...

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