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Everton vs Manchester City, Premier League - as it happened

Re-live all the action from Goodison Park

Liam Corless
Saturday 31 March 2018 13:57

After a two-week break, the Premier League returns in all its glory. With a full programme on offer across the weekend, there’s eight games to get stuck in today.

The early game saw Liverpool fight from behind to see off an impressive Crystal Palace as Mohamed Salah continued his incredible goalscoring run this season, sealing a 2-1 victory that also saw Sadio Mane on target.

Manchester United, Newcastle and West Ham all take to the field at 3pm against Swansea, Huddersfield and Southampton respectively, while Brighton host Leicester and Watford entertain Bournemouth, and basement side West Brom will attempt to end their dismal form against Burnley at the Hawthorns.

Everton vs Manchester City is this evening’s 5.30pm game, with Pep Guardiola’s men looking to avoid the humiliation they suffered at Goodison Park in this fixture last season.

Follow all the live action as it unfolds throughout the day:

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Saturday fixtures:

Crystal Palace 1-2 Liverpool

Brighton 15:00 Leicester City

Manchester United 15:00 Swansea

Newcastle 15:00 Huddersfield

Watford 15:00 Bournemouth

West Brom 15:00 Burnley

West Ham 15:00 Southampton

Everton 17:30 Manchester City


Good afternoon and welcome to our coverage of this afternoon's Premier League football. We'll be bringing you all the goals and updates from across the country so make sure to stay tuned. Team news to follow shortly...

Samuel Lovett31 March 2018 14:05

Brighton vs Leicester team news


Samuel Lovett31 March 2018 14:10


Manchester United vs Swansea team news

Samuel Lovett31 March 2018 14:10

Newcastle vs Huddersfield team news

Samuel Lovett31 March 2018 14:11

Watford vs Bournemouth team news

Samuel Lovett31 March 2018 14:12

West Brom vs Burnley team news

Samuel Lovett31 March 2018 14:13

West Ham vs Southampton team news

Samuel Lovett31 March 2018 14:14

Just under 20 minutes to go now until the action gets underway in the day's 3pm kick-offs in the Premier League!

Liam Corless31 March 2018 14:42

Jose Mourinho explains team selection

The Manchester United boss has made five changes to the team that beat Brighton in the FA Cup quarter-finals before the international break.

"I try to know the way Swansea are coming and I try to choose players who are more adapted to this game.

"For example, Lindelof is probably our centre-back who comes into the midfield better with the ball and is a better passer of the ball. Paul [Pogba] has quality passes and can make the change in direction. 

"Alexis is different to Marcus [Rashford] because Marcus needs more space. Alexis, in small spaces, can manipulate the ball better and is trying his best to be one against one. So the decisions are based on that." 

Liam Corless31 March 2018 14:47

Liam Corless31 March 2018 14:51

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