Wins for Huddersfield and Burnley – Premier League clockwatch: as it happened

All the action from the opening day of the Premier League, when Huddersfield town beat Crystal Palace and Burnley shocked Chelsea

That's all for today ...

Thanks for your time and your correspondence. You can follow Brighton’s match against Manchester City with Rob Smyth by clicking on the link below. In the meantime, I’ll just leave you with today’s accumulator which was flagged up seven minutes before any of the teams involved kicked off.

  • West Brom v Bournemouth to have less than three goals.
  • Huddersfield to beat Palace
  • Everton to beat Stoke
  • Hull to beat Burton Albion
  • Wolves to beat Derby County

I wish it was that easy all the time ...

Updated

Today's Premier League results ...

Shock wins for Burnley and Huddersfield Town, while Wayne Rooney scores on his return to Everton and Liverpool and Watford serve up a thriller.

Premier League
This afternoon’s Premier League results Photograph: Guardian

Scottish Premiership results

Hamilton 3-0 Dundee, Kilmarnock 0-1 Hearts, Rangers 2-3 Hibernian, Ross County 1-2 Aberdeen, St Johnstone 4-1 Motherwell.

League Two results

Barnet 1-0 Luton, Cambridge 1-2 Carlisle, Cheltenham 1-0 Crawley, Colchester 1-1 Stevenage, Crewe 1-1 Newport, Grimsby 0-2 Coventry, Lincoln 1-1 Morecambe, Mansfield 2-0 Forest Green, Notts County 2-0 Chesterfield, Port Vale 2-3 Wycombe, Swindon 1-1 Exeter, Yeovil 3-2 Accrington.

League One results

AFC Wimbledon 0-1 Shrewsbury Town, Blackburn 1-3 Doncaster, Blackpool 1-0 MK Dons, Bristol Rovers 1-4 Peterborough, Gillingham 0-1 Bradford City, Northampton 0-1 Fleetwood, Oxford United 3-0 Portsmouth, Plymouth 2-0 Charlton, Rochdale 1-1 Scunthorpe, Rotherham 5-0 Southend, Walsall 2-1 Oldham.

Championship results

Barnsley 1-2 Ipswich Town, Birmingham City 2-1 Bristol City, Brentford 3-4 Nottingham Forest, Cardiff City 3-0 Aston Villa, Derby County 0-2 Wolves, Hull City 4-1 Burton Albion, Leeds United 0-0 Preston North End, Millwall 1-1 Bolton Wanderers, Reading 1-1 Fulham, Sheffield Wednesday 1-1 QPR.

Result: West Brom 1-0 Bournemouth

West Brom score the only goal of the game. With a header. From a set-piece. Never change, Tony Pulis. Never change.

Result: Chelsea 2-3 Burnley

Nine-man Chelsea huffed and puffed but couldn’t quite blow down the Burnley door.

David Luiz at the final whistle.
David Luiz at the final whistle. Photograph: John Walton/PA

Updated

Result: Everton 1-0 Stoke City

Wayne Rooney won it for Everton on his first match back at Goodison Park in the club colours.

Result: Crystal Palace 0-3 Huddersfield Town

Sound the Selhburst Park crisis klaxon! Having come up from the Championship play-offs, Huddersfield hammer Crystal Palace.

Result: Southampton 0-0 Swansea City

Premier League: It finishes scoreless, as Southampton fail to score at home for the sixth consecutive game.

GOAL! Chelsea 2-3 Burnley (Luiz 88)

It’s squeaky bum time for Burnley at the Bridge, where nine-man Chelsea have pulled another goal back against Burnley. David Luiz side-foots in to set up a very tense denouement.

David Luiz side-foots in the second.
David Luiz side-foots in the second. Photograph: Michael Regan/Getty Images

Updated

More goals in the Championship: It’s Brentford 2-4 Nottingham Forest and Reading 1-1 Fulham.

Another red card at Stamford Bridge ...

Antonio Conte may have to field a few of Chelsea’s youth team players - Cesc Fabregas has just received his second yellow card from referee Craig Pawson for a foul on Jack Cork. Chelsea are down to nine men and trail Burnley 3-1.

Cesc Fabregas in disbelief at being sent off.
Cesc Fabregas in disbelief at being sent off. Photograph: Dan Mullan/Getty Images

Updated

GOAL! Crystal Palace 0-3 Huddersfield (Mounie 78)

The Terriers continue yapping and nipping around the Eagles’ heels, as Steve Mounie scores his second and Huddersfield’s third of the afternoon at Selhurst Park. I’ll tell you what - that accumulator I mentioned earlier is going quite well. As things stand, it’s going to come in. Except it won’t come in, because they never do. Here it is again ...

  • West Brom v Bournemouth to have less than three goals.
  • Huddersfield to beat Palace
  • Everton to beat Stoke
  • Hull to beat Burton Albion
  • Wolves to beat Derby County
Steve Mounie celebrates after scoring the third.
Steve Mounie celebrates after scoring the third. Photograph: Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images

Updated

Some more sendings off in Scotland: Motherwell’s Trevor Carson and Carl McHugh have both received their marching orders, leaving their team with nine men and trailing St Johnstone 3-1. Kilmarnock’s Kirk Broadfoot has been sent off in his team’s match against Hearts, which the Edinburgh side are winning 1-0. Rangers midfielder Ryan Jack has also been dismissed. His team are 3-1 down at home to Hibs.

Chelsea get the ball in the net again! But Alvaro Morata’s second “goal” is correctly ruled out for offside. They still trail Burnley 1-3.

Steve Bruce is not having a party!

Cardiff City lead Aston Villa 3-0 in the Welsh capital, where Nathanial Mendez-Laing has just scored his second of the game. Elsewhere in the Championship: Barnsley 1-2 Ipswich Town, Birmingham City 1-1 Bristol City, Brentford 1-3 Nottingham Forest, Cardiff City 3-0 Aston Villa, Derby County 0-1 Wolves, Hull City 4-1 Burton Albion, Leeds United 0-0 Preston North End, Millwall 1-1 Bolton Wanderers, Reading 1-0 Fulham, Sheffield Wednesday 1-1 QPR.

GOAL! Chelsea 1-3 Burnley (Morata 69)

Having come of the bench just 10 minutes ago, Alvaro Morata opens his Premier League account for Chelsea. They trail Burnley 3-1 at Stamford Bridge.

Alvaro Morata dives to head home the third.
Alvaro Morata dives to head home the third. Photograph: Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC/Getty Images

Updated

Meanwhile in Scotland: Hibernian lead 10-man Rangers 3-1 at Ibrox, where Vykintas Slivka has just scored their third. Elsewhere in the Scottish Premiership: Hamilton 2-0 Dundee, Kilmarnock 0-1 Hearts, Ross County 1-1 Aberdeen, St Johnstone 2-1 Motherwell.

Updated

Another goal at the Championship: Fulham, who have been down to 10 men since the 31st second of the opening minute, have finally conceded. Liam Kelly with the goal for Reading there. At the New Den, Felipe Morais has equalised for Bolton in their match against Millwall.

Antonio Conte rings the changes ...

Well, up to a point - they’re pretty conservative changes under the circumstances. He’s taken off striker Michy Batshuayi and replaced him with striker Alvaro Morata. Chelsea are losing 3-0, down to 10 men and their Italian manager is clearly trying to limit the damage.

More goals in the Championship: Barnsley 1-1 Ipswich Town, Cardiff City 2-0 Aston Villa, Hull City 3-1 Burton Albion.

Save! Huddersfield Town goalkeeper Jonas Loessl has just pulled off a splendid save to deny Christian Benteke at Selhurst Park, where Huddersfield Town’s two-goal lead remains intact.

More goals in the Championship: Sheffield Wednesday equalise against QPR, with Sam Winnall restoring parity after 49 minutes. At the New Den, George Saville has given Millwall the lead against Bolton Wanderers

Forest go “tree” goals to one up: Andreas Bouchalakis has just put Nottingham Forest 3-1 up against Brentford at Griffin Park in the Championship.

Hats off to Yeovil: Having lost 8-2 against Luton in their season opener last weekend, the League Two side have bounced back well and lead Accrington Stanley 3-1 at half-time courtesy of three first-half goals in 13 minutes.

Big news from Switzerland ...

Scottish Premiership half-times

Hamilton 2-0 Dundee, Kilmarnock 0-1 Hearts, Rangers 1-2 Hibernian, Ross County 1-1 Aberdeen, St Johnstone 2-1 Motherwell.

At Ibrox, Rangers have had central midfielder Ryan Jack sent off.

League Two half-times

Barnet 0-0 Luton, Cambridge 1-2 Carlisle, Cheltenham 1-0 Crawley, Colchester 0-0 Stevenage, Crewe 1-1 Newport, Grimsby 0-0 Coventry, Lincoln 0-0 Morecambe, Mansfield 0-0 Forest Green, Notts County 0-0 Chesterfield, Port Vale 0-3 Wycombe, Swindon 0-1 Exeter, Yeovil 3-1 Accrington.

League One half-times

AFC Wimbledon 0-1 Shrewsbury Town, Blackburn 0-0 Doncaster, Blackpool 1-0 MK Dons, Bristol Rovers 0-1 Peterborough, Gillingham 0-1 Bradford City, Northampton 0-0 Fleetwood, Oxford United 0-0 Portsmouth, Plymouth 0-0 Charlton, Rochdale 0-0 Scunthorpe, Rotherham 4-0 Southend, Walsall 0-1 Oldham.

Championship half-times

Barnsley 1-0 Ipswich Town, Birmingham City 1-1 Bristol City, Brentford 1-2 Nottingham Forest, Cardiff City 1-0 Aston Villa, Derby County 0-1 Wolves, Hull City 1-1 Burton Albion, Leeds United 0-0 Preston North End, Millwall 0-0 Bolton Wanderers, Reading 0-0 Fulham, Sheffield Wednesday 0-1 QPR.

Premier League half-times

Watford 3-3 Liverpool (result), Crystal Palace 0-2 Huddersfield, Chelsea 0-3 Burnley, Everton 1-0 Stoke City, Southampton 0-0 Swansea City, West Brom 1-0 Bournemouth, Brighton v Manchester City (5.30pm BST)

The half-time whistles are blowing ...

And the reception Chelsea’s players as they troop off with boos ringing in their ears could scarcely be more hostile. How quickly people forget, eh?

Updated

GOAL! Everton 1-0 Stoke City (Rooney 45+1)

Wayne Rooney scores on his return to Everton. He heads Everton into a 1-0 lead against Stoke City.

Wayne Rooney celebrates his first goal for Everton for 13 years.
Wayne Rooney celebrates his first goal for Everton for 13 years. Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty Images

Updated

Three rat-a-tat goals at Griffin Park: Having gone a goal down against Brentford in the Championship, Nottingham Forest now lead the Bees 2-1.

GOAL! Chelsea 0-3 Burnley (Vokes 43)

No, really. Sam Vokes gives David Luiz the slip to head Burnley into a 3-0 lead against shambolic Chelsea, who are down to 10 men. They’ll do very well indeed to turn this one around.

Sam Vokes scores the third.
Sam Vokes scores the third. Photograph: Dan Mullan/Getty Images

Updated

GOAL! Chelsea 0-2 Burnley (Ward 39)

Burnley double their lead against the 10-man champions. Stephen Ward volleys a wonderful shot past Thibaut Courtois to give Burnley a 2-0 lead!!!

Burnley’s Stephen Ward celebrates scoring the second.
Burnley’s Stephen Ward celebrates scoring the second. Photograph: John Walton/PA

Updated

Burton Albion equalise: It’s all square between Nigel Clough’s side and Hull City, with Jackson Irvine levelling affairs at the Kcom Stadium. Meanwhile at the Cardiff City Stadium, Aston Villa winger Ahmed Elmohamady has been stretchered off with what looks quite a serious facial injury. Albert Adomah replaces him.

GOAL! West Brom 1-0 Bournemouth (Hegazy 31)

Egypt international has headed West Brom ahead from a set piece, with Chris Brunt providing the ammunition. It’s as you were with Tony Pulis’s Baggies.

Ahmed Hegazy heads in from Brunt’s cross.
Ahmed Hegazy heads in from Brunt’s cross. Photograph: Jason Cairnduff/Action Images/Reuters

Updated

More Championship goals: Cardiff lead Aston Villa 1-0 courtesy of Nathanial Mendez-Laing’s 21st minute strike. Jamie Mackie has scored at Hillsborough to give QPR a one-goal lead against Sheffield Wednesday. At St Andres, Craig Gardner has equalised for Birmingham City against Bristol City.

GOAL! Crystal Palace 0-2 Huddersfield (Mounie 26)

Huddersfield’s new striker Steve Mounie opens his account for the newly promoted side, who have stunned the crowd at Selhurst Park. He leapt highest to send a header past Wayne Hennessy in the Palace goal.

GOAL! Crystal Palace 0-1 Huddersfield Town (Ward 24og)

The Premier League new boys take the lead in their first top flight match since the early seventies. Joel Ward does the honours, scoring into his own net.

Crystal Palace’s Joel Ward scores an own goal.
Crystal Palace’s Joel Ward scores an own goal. Photograph: Reuters

Updated

GOAL! Chelsea 0-1 Burnley (Vokes 24)

Sam Vokes steers a shot past Thibaut Courtois, who gets a hand to the Burnley striker’s effort but can’t keep it out. Ten-man Chelsea are a goal down to Burnley at home.

Thibaut Courtois cannot keep out Vokes’ shot.
Thibaut Courtois cannot keep out Vokes’ shot. Photograph: Ian Kington/AFP/Getty Images

Updated

Back at Stamford Bridge: Spare a thought for 20-year-old Jeremie Boga, who was making his debut for Chelsea today but has been taken off to make way for Danish defender Andreas Christensen in the wake of Gary Cahill’s sending off.

Another goal in Scotland: Michael O’Halloran has just put St Johnstone 2-0 up against Motherwell.

Another goal in the Championship: Barnsley lead Ipswich Town 1-0, with Tom Bradshaw getting the goal after 16 minutes.

A sending-off at Stamford Bridge

Chelsea skipper Gary Cahill has got his marching order after just 14 minutes. He miscontrolled the ball, stretched to retrieve it and caught Steven Defour with his studs. The Champions are down to 10 men.

Gary Cahill sees red.
Gary Cahill sees red. Photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters

Updated

More goals in Scotland: Steven Maclean has given St Johnstone the lead against Motherwell at McDiarmid Park. At Rugby Park, Hearts lead Kilmarnock courtesy of Esmael Goncalves fifth minute opener.

Another Championship goal: Leonid Slutsky’s Hull City lead Burton Albion, with Abel Hernandez opening his account for the season with a fine diving header.

Some early goals in Scotland: Rangers are one up against Hibernian early doors, with Alfredo Morelos bagging the opener at Ibrox. Meanwhile at Dingwall, Ross County have taken an early lead against Aberdeen.

A very early sending off and an early goal! Bobby Reid has scored for Bristol City in their match against Birmingham at St Andrews. Meanwhile at the Madekski Stadium, Fulham’s Tomas Kalas has been sent off after just 31 seconds in his team’s match against Fulham. Thirty-one seconds!!!

Kick-off is just moments away ...

The whistles for our 3pm kick-offs are about to be blown all around the country. Who’ll get the first goal? I’ll go for Brentford’s Lasse Vibe in his team’s Championship match against Nottingham Forest.

My accumulator for today's action ...

  • West Brom v Bournemouth to have less than three goals.
  • Huddersfield to beat Palace
  • Everton to beat Stoke
  • Hull to beat Burton Albion
  • Wolves to beat Derby County

That’s about 70-1, I think ... probably with good reason. I’m more hopeful than confident that Huddersfield can do a job for me.

An email from Woolie Madden

“That Chelsea team very much has a League Cup feel to it, especially the bench,” muses Woolie. “What chance a Burnley upset, I wonder?”

No chance whatsoever if they carry last season’s away form into the new campaign, is my humble opinion. But you never know.

Some interesting selections ...

Just a few that catch the eye as I cast my eye over the assorted team selections: Michy Batshuayi starts up front for Chelsea, while new signing Alvaro Morata is on the bench. Jordan Pickford and Asmir Begovic start in goal for Bournemouth and Everton respectively, with Maarten Stekelenburg and Artur Boruc consigned to the bench. Meanwhile at Selhurst Park, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Jaïro Riedewald make their Premier League debuts for Crystal Palace.

Updated

Full time at Vicarage Road: Watford 3-3 Liverpool

Peep! Peep! Peeeeeeep! It’s all over at Vicarage Road, where it’s ended all square. We’ve had 13 goals from our opening two games of the Premier League season where the early indications seem to be that you can spend all the money in the world on whatever players you like, but if you can’t do simple things like drill them on how to defend set-pieces then you might as well keep your few bob in your pocket.

GOAL! Watford 3-3 Liverpool (Britos 90+4)

Richarlison may claim it, but Miguel Britos seems to have got the final touch with his forehead from an inch out as Watford scored a late, late equaliser to make it 3-3 between themselves and Liverpool at Vicarage Road. Liverpool have picked up where they left off last season, conceding two goals from corners. Some of their defending has been comically inept. Follow the closing seconds here.

Updated

Chelsea v Burnley line-ups

Chelsea: Courtois, Rudiger, Luiz, Cahill, Azpilicueta, Kante, Fabregas, Alonso, Boga, Willian, Batshuayi.

Subs: Caballero, Christensen, Tomori, Kenedy, Scott, Musonda, Morata

Burnley: Heaton, Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Ward, Gudmundsson, Cork, Hendrick, Defour, Brady, Vokes.

Subs: Taylor, Arfield, Westwood, Walters, Pope, Long, Barnes

Referee: Craig Pawson (South Yorkshire)

Chelsea dressing room
Inside the home dressing room at Stamford Bridge. Photograph: Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC/Getty Images

Updated

Everton v Stoke City line-ups

Everton: Pickford, Jagielka, Keane, Williams, Calvert-Lewin, Schneiderlin, Klaassen, Gueye, Baines, Rooney, Sandro.

Subs: Mirallas, Martina, Besic, Stekelenburg, Davies, Holgate,
Lookman.

Stoke: Butland, Cameron, Shawcross, Zouma, Pieters, Allen, Fletcher, Diouf, Shaqiri, Krkic, Berahino.

Subs: Johnson, Choupo-Moting, Tymon, Adam, Crouch, Sobhi, Grant.

Referee: Neil Swarbrick (Lancashire)

Everton merchandise
A tat tycoon sells merchandise outside Goodison Park. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA

Southampton v Swansea line-ups

Southampton: Forster, Cedric, Stephens, Yoshida, Bertrand, Davis, Romeu, Ward-Prowse, Tadic, Redmond, Gabbiadini.

Subs: Long, Austin, Lemina, Boufal, Taylor, Bednarek, McQueen.

Swansea: Fabianski, Naughton, Fernandez, Mawson, Olsson, Carroll, Fer, Britton, Routledge, Abraham, Ayew.

Subs: Narsingh, Nordfeldt, Rangel, Bartley, Roque, Fulton, McBurnie.

Referee: Michael Jones (Chester)

Southampton v Swansea City
Matchday programme sellers at St Mary’s are today working in association with The Big Issue. Photograph: Paul Harding/PA

Updated

Crystal Palace v Huddersfield line-ups

Crystal Palace: Hennessey, Ward, Dann, Riedewald, Fosu-Mensah, Milivojevic, Puncheon, Van Aanholt, Loftus-Cheek, Zaha, Benteke.

Subs: Speroni, Tomkins, Townsend, Lee, Schlupp, Lokilo, Ladapo.

Huddersfield: Lossl, Smith, Jorgensen, Schindler, Lowe, Mooy, Billing, Kachunga, Palmer, Ince, Mounie.

Subs: Malone, Coleman, van La Parra, Daniel Williams, Depoitre, Quaner, Hefele.

Referee: Jonathan Moss (County Durham)

Crystal Palace flags
Crystal Palace go down the free plastic flag route. Photograph: Reuters

Updated

West Brom v Bournemouth line-ups

West Brom: Foster, Nyom, Dawson, Hegazi, Brunt, Yacob, Phillips, Field, Livermore, McClean, Rodriguez.

Subs: Robson-Kanu, Rondon, Myhill, Chadli, Harper, Leko, Kane Wilson.

AFC Bournemouth: Begovic, Francis, Steve Cook, Ake, Daniels, Fraser, Arter, Surman, Pugh, King, Afobe.

Subs: Boruc, Gosling, Adam Smith, Defoe, Mings, Mousset, Ibe.

Referee: Robert Madley (West Yorkshire)

Bournemouth fans
Bournemouth fans on their way to the Hawthorns. Photograph: Richard Lee/BPI/Rex/Shutterstock

Updated

At Vicarage Road ...

Liverpool have come from behind twice to lead Watford 3-2 and there are 22 minutes left in the day’s opener, which is quite the contest. You can follow the conclusion of that match with Rob Smyth.

Meanwhile in Scotland

Rangers v Hibernian at Ibrox is the stand-out fixture in this afternoon’s Scottish top flight schedule.

Scottish Premiership
This afternoon’s Scottish Premiership fixtures. Photograph: Guardian

And the rest ...

League One: Blackburn v Doncaster, Blackpool v MK Dons, Bristol Rovers v Peterborough, Gillingham v Bradford City, Northampton v Fleetwood, Oxford United v Portsmouth, Plymouth v Charlton, Rochdale v Scunthorpe, Rotherham v Southend, Walsall v Oldham, Wimbledon v Shrewsbury.


League Two: Barnet v Luton, Cambridge v Carlisle, Cheltenham v Crawley, Colchester v Stevenage, Crewe v Newport, Grimsby v Coventry, Lincoln v Morecambe, Mansfield v Forest Green, Notts County v Chesterfield, Port Vale v Wycombe, Swindon v Exeter, Yeovil v Accrington.

Richarlison
Richarlison de Andrade gets a pre-match shower from a sprinkler at Vicarage Road. Photograph: Tony Marshall/Getty Images

Today's Championship fixtures

It’s the second round of fixtures in the second tier, which kicked off last weekend. THere aren’t too many stand-out fixtures – Norwich City v Sunderland isn’t until tomorrow – but I like the look of Reading v Fulham and Middlesbrough v Sheffield United. Having spent more than £50m over the summer only to see his Middlebrough team lose their opening match against Wolves, Garry Monk needs a win to ease those early season jitters.

Championship fixtures
Today’s Championship fixtures Photograph: Guardian

Updated

Today's Premier League fixtures

Liverpool and Watford kicked off at 12.30pm (BST) and it’s currently 3-2 to Liverpool at Vicarage Road with 25 minutes to go. It’s another humdinger and you can follow it here.

Premier League fixtures
This afternoon’s Premier League fixtures. Photograph: Guardian

Updated

The season is young yet ...

No pressure, everyone. On a day when 14 of the Premier League League teams that aren’t Arsenal or Leicester convene in front of supporters hoping for similar entertainment to last night’s rollicking humdinger at the Emirates, we’ll be here throughout the afternoon to keep you up to date with all the goals as they go in around the country and beyond. We have five Premier League 3pm kick-offs and plenty of Football League action to boot. We’ll also bring you updates from the Scottish Premiership. Stay tuned for team news and build-up.

Updated

comments powered by Disqus