Ian Walton

Premier League, Week 23: Southampton, Everton share points

Southampton and Everton both had their chances to score at St. Mary's, but ultimately neither side could make the most of their opportunities in a 0-0 draw.

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Late Dempsey goal gives Spurs draw against United

A last-minute goal from Clint Dempsey allowed Tottenham to steal a point against Manchester United.


Arsenal flattered by 2-1 score as Chelsea dominate

Chelsea dominated their game against Arsenal, but only had a one-goal lead to show for it at full-time after a better second-half display from the Gunners.


Tottenham Hotspur vs. Manchester United: Lineups

After worries of a snow-out, Tottenham Hotspur versus Manchester United is very much on. Sir Alex Ferguson, who'll be wanting to avenge defeat at Old Trafford earlier this season, appears to be changing his formation around -- this looks like a 4-4-2 diamond from the visitors, which should prove pretty interesting. Spurs, meanwhile, are without Sandro, out for the season with a knee injury, so Scott Parker gets a start in central midfield alongside Moussa Dembele, with Clint Dempsey helping Jermain Defoe up top.

Should be a good one at White Hart Lane.

Tottenham Hotspur starting lineup (4-4-2): Hugo Lloris; Kyle Naughton, Michael Dawson, Stephen Caulker, Kyle Walker; Gareth Bale, Scott Parker, Moussa Dembele, Aaron Lennon; Clint Dempsey, Jermain Defoe.

Manchester United starting lineup (4<4>2): David de Gea; Patrice Evra, Rio Ferdinand, Nemanja Vidic, Rafael da Silva; Phil Jones, Tom Cleverley, Michael Carrick, Shinja Kagawa; Robin van Persie, Danny Welbeck.


Chelsea vs. Arsenal: Lineups

Fernando Torres starts for Chelsea as they face Arsenal at Stamford Bridge.

Despite the form of new signing Demba Ba, Torres continues to start for the Blues with the former Newcastle man left on the bench. Ramires and Frank Lampard start in midfield, while Branislav Ivanovic and Gary Cahill comprise Chelsea's centre-back partnership, with John Terry starting on the bench as he returns from injury.

Arsenal, meanwhile, line up with a midfield of Francis Coquelin, Jack Wilshere, and Abou Diaby, with Santiago Cazorla and Theo Walcott out wide. Emmanuel Frimpong and Aaron Ramsey are on the bench for the Gunners, along with the much-maligned Andrei Arshavin.

Chelsea (4-2-3-1): Petr Cech; Cesar Azpilicueta, Branislav Ivanovic, Gary Cahill, Ashley Cole; Ramires, Frank Lampard; Oscar, Juan Mata, Eden Hazard; Fernando Torres.

Arsenal (4-5-1): Wojciech Szczesny; Bacary Sagna, Per Mertesacker, Thomas Vermaelen, Kieran Gibbs; Francis Coquelin, Jack Wilshere, Abou Diaby, Santiago Cazorla, Theo Walcott; Olivier Giroud


Joe Cole saves a point for West Ham

West Ham did basically everything right except taking advantage of their chances as they were held to a draw by Queen Park Rangers


Le Fondre brace completes another Reading comeback

Adam Le Fondre came off the bench to bag a brace and complete another stunning comeback for Reading at St. James Park.


It's as if Sylvester finally caught Tweety Bird

Liverpool rolled over Norwich thanks to some excellent play on their part and some horrific defending from the Canaries.


Liverpool vs. Norwich City: Lineups

Daniel Sturridge makes his first start for Liverpool in the Premier League as they take on Norwich City at Anfield.

Pepe Reina has not made the squad for the game, with Peter Gulacsi the backup keeper on the substitutes bench. Jamie Carragher also makes a surprise start, with Martin Skrtel on the bench for the Reds. Lucas Leiva and Jordan Henderson are alongside Steven Gerrard in midfield. Andre Wisdom also continues at right-back, with Glen Johnson playing on the left side of defence.

Norwich, meanwhile, opt with Grand Holt up front, with Robert Snodgrass and Alexander Tettey providing support. Anthony Pilkington is on the bench.

Liverpool (4-3-3): Brad Jones; Andre Wisdom, Jamie Carragher, Daniel Agger, Glen Johnson; Steven Gerrard, Lucas, Jordan Henderson; Luis Suarez, Daniel Sturridge, Stewart Downing.

Norwich City (4-5-1): Mark Bunn; Russell Martin, Ryan Bennett, Michael Turner, Javier Garrido; Elliott Bennett, Bradley Johnson, Jonny Howson, Robert Snodgrass, Alexander Tettey; Grant Holt.


Manchester City vs. Fulham: Lineups

Edin Dzeko makes a surprise start for Manchester City as they face Fulham at home in the Premier League.

The Bosnian has largely made more of an impact off the bench this season, but he starts with Carlos Tevez in behind, with David Silva and James Milner on the flanks. There is also a start for Javi Garcia, alongside James Milner in midfield. Matija Nastasic continues alongside Vincent Kompany at the back, with the City captain available to play after having his red card rescinded.

Fulham, meanwhile, welcome Dimitar Berbatov back to the team as he leads the line in a 4-5-1 formation. Bryan Ruiz, Giorgios Karagounis and Damien Duff will provide support.

Manchester City (4-2-3-1): Joe Hart; Pablo Zabaleta, Vincent Kompany, Matija Nastasic, Gael Clichy; Javi Garcia, Gareth Barry; James Milner, Carlos Tevez, David Silva; Edin Dzeko.

Fulham (4-5-1): Mark Schwarzer; Sasha Riether, Aaron Hughes, Brede Hangeland, Kieran Richardson; Damien Duff, Steve Sidwell, Giorgios Karagounis, Bryan Ruiz, Ashkan Dejagah; Dimitar Berbatov.

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