Premier League LIVE: Mame Diouf fires Stoke to shock win at Manchester City

  • Manchester City 0-1 Stoke City at the Etihad Stadium
  • QPR 1-0 Sunderland at Loftus Road
  • West Ham United 1-3 Southampton at Upton Park
  • Swansea 3-0 West Bromwich Albion at the Liberty Stadium
  • Newcastle 3-3 Crystal Palace at St James' Park
  • Sergio Aguero started in place of Edin Dzeko at Man City
  • Alex Song unveiled as new West Ham loan signing at Upton Park
  • Manchester United drew 0-0 at Burnley in Premier League 12.45pm kick-off

By Dan Ripley for MailOnline

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Wow, what a day! Stoke have stunned the Premier League to win at the champions Manchester City, while Wilfried Zaha has rescued a point for Crystal Palace at Newcastle in a pulsating 3-3 draw.

Click on the homepage to catch up on the post-match reaction, but for now you can join me on the above link for Everton's home clash with Chelsea to conclude Saturday's action. I'll see you there.

FULL-TIME: Newcastle 3-3 Crystal Palace
FULL-TIME: QPR 1-0 Sunderland

Well, would you believe it (not not the events down at Manchester City), Palace have rescued a point as Wilfried Zaha rises from the wilderness to rifle home.

FULL-TIME: Manchester City 0-1 Stoke
FULL-TIME: West Ham 1-3 Southampton
FULL-TIME: Swansea 3-0 West Brom
Manchester City 0-1 Stoke

We are into injury time in the Premier League. There's four additional minutes at Manchester City and for some bizarre reason, SEVEN at Newcastle.

From Sportsmail's Jack Gaughan at the Etihad Stadium

'Drama! Yaya Toure booked for diving in the box as he went over Pieters’ challenge!

'Even more drama in the press box as the televisions have turned themselves off, so we’re unable to see a replay.

'The City fans behind the goal were adamant that was a penalty, but they would be.'

The points our ours: Southampton's Graziano Pelle (left) celebrates scoring his side's third goal at West Ham
GOAL! NEWCASTLE 3-2 Crystal Palace

Zero to hero! Mike Williamson was sent off last week but he looks like he has scored the winner today with his first EVER Newcastle goal. The defender has bundled the ball home from close range with just two minutes to play.

From Sportsmail's Jack Gaughan at the Etihad Stadium

'Stoke have defended absolutely superbly as a unit today, but you do wonder whether there is a late sting in the tail here.

'City have looked abject for large spells but, with Aguero and Dzeko up front together, there will be that one big chance...'


It looks all over at Upton Park and it's a first Premier League goal for Graziano Pelle who doubles his overall Saints tally with seven minutes left after he turns home Adrian's parried clearance from a Nathaniel Clyne cross.

Newcastle 2-2 Crystal Palace

Wilfried Zaha has come on for Palace at Newcastle, but his year on the Manchester United bench has left him a little rusty, as after racing on to a through ball from Puncheon he fires straight at Krul before volleying the rebound wide.

Smells like teen spirit: Rolando Aarons of Newcastle United celebrates equalising for the Toon
From OptaJoe
From Sportsmail's Riath Al-Samarrai at the Liberty Stadium

'OK, so Roy should probably head over this way at some point. Dyer, Routledge and Shelvey excellent today and a fourth Englishman, Leon Britton (best of the lot) is injured. Got to be worth a look, at least.'

From Sportsmail's Craig Hope at St James' Park

'All of the focus has been on Jack Colback this week after his first England call-up but it’s Rolando Aarons – included in the Three Lions Under-20 squad for the first time – who has come up with the equalising goal.

'He’s a box of tricks is the Jamaican-born winger but it’s a header from a corner which has brought parity – and relief – to St James’.'

GOAL! NEWCASTLE 2-2 Crystal Palace

Toon fans have been raving about Rolando Aarons in pre-season and now you can see why as the 18-year-old has come off the bench to score his first league goal for the club after nodding home from a corner.

GOAL! SWANSEA 3-0 West Brom

It's game over with 19 minutes left at Swansea as Nathan Dyer ensures the Jacks will make it three out of three wins as the winger scores his second of the game following a clever pass from Gylfi Sigurdsson.


It's a turnaround at Upton Park with James Ward-Prowse's low ball into the box turned in by Morgan Schneiderlin for his second goal of the game - his first (and maybe last judging transfer rumours) brace for the club.

At the double: Morgan Schneiderlin celebrates scoring his second goal for Southampton
Double change for Manchester City

Edin Dzeko and Jesus Navas come off as Jovetic and Nasri are replaced for Manchester City.

West Ham 1-1 Southampton

Graziano Pelle turns in a free-kick for Southampton but, it's ruled out for offside with three Saints stars behind the Hammers defence - however it doesn't look like the striker was one of them...

From Sportsmail's Jack Gaughan at the Etihad Stadium

'I tell you what, Vincent Kompany’s been made to look exceptionally ordinary by Mame Diouf there. Oops through the legs as the City captain got caught square but what composure by the Manchester United reject.

'That’s Stoke’s first ever league goal at the Etihad Stadium and Mark Hughes twirls around, arms aloft. That meant a lot to him.'

Shock: Mame Biram Diouf (right) of Stoke City celebrates his wonder goal at Manchester City
GOAL! Manchester City 0-1 STOKE

Wow, just wow! What a story we have here! Stoke have scored their first EVER Premier League goal at the Etihad Stadium as Mame Biram Diouf picks up possession deep inside his own half before scampering forward and eventually prodding a finish past Joe Hart. Game on!

Manchester City 0-0 Stoke

Frustration building for Manchester City, but they look no closer to breaking the deadlock against Stoke. A long way to go yet but Chelsea will be watching this game with interest at Goodison Park.

From OptaJoe
From Sportsmail's Jack Gaughan at the Etihad Stadium

'Odemwingie came on for Walters at the break, and an excitable Mark Hughes senses that City could be there for the taking.

'Stoke manufactured a couple of decent counter attacking positions in the first half but didn’t have the pace to really capitalise. That should change now the Nigerian is with us.

'Whether he's disciplined enough going backwards remains to be seen.'

Back in front: Crystal Palace's Jason Puncheon scores his sides second goal at Newcastle

Warnock certainly hasn't lost the art of team-talks, his Palace side have started the half on fire again! The Eagles retake the lead at Newcastle with Jason Puncheon turning home Yannick Bolasie's pass on the volley.

From OptaJoe
The SECOND HALVES are underway in the Premier League
Equaliser: Morgan Schneiderlin of Southampton (right) celebrates levelling the scores on half-time
From OptaJoe
From Sportsmail's Riath Al-Samarrai at the Liberty Stadium

'Some West Brom fans have already gone home. Scarcely believable, but their team has been dreadful. Aside from repeatedly making mistakes at the back, their attack is horribly predictable.'


Interesting to see that it is still goalless at Manchester City, but we've come VERY close to an opener. Yaya Toure latched on to a Kolarov cut-back inside the box but could only rattle the crossbar on the cusp of half-time.

HALF-TIME: QPR 1-0 Sunderland
Jump for joy: Charlie Austin of QPR celebrates scoring the Hoops' opening goal
HALF-TIME: Manchester City 0-0 Stoke
HALF-TIME: Newcastle 1-1 Crystal Palace
HALF-TIME: West Ham 1-1 Southampton
HALF-TIME: Swansea 2-0 West Brom
GOAL! QPR 1-0 Sunderland

Charlie Austin missed a penalty in his last Loftus Road game, but he finds the back of the net today as the striker gives the Hoops the lead at the break after smashing home from close range.


An equaliser from the Saints on the cusp of half-time. Morgan Schneiderlin's error led to West Ham's opener, but he maks amends after taking two attempts to smash home from a cross.

From Sportsmail's Sam Cunningham at Loftus Road

Lee Cattermole is very lucky to still be on the pitch.  First he was booked for a dreadful challenge on Jordon Mutch. Two minutes later he clattered Leroy Fer.

The referee took his time, then decided not to award a second yellow. Sunderland captain John O'Shea had to rush over to calm Cattermole down.

From Sportsmail's Jack Gaughan at the Etihad Stadium

'Looks like Fernando has pulled his groin slightly here after a fairly innocuous collision in midfield. The new signing tried to run it off but hasn't been able to unfortunately. Doesn’t look overly serious but Fernandinho is on in his place.'

All smiles: West Ham's Mark Noble (centre) celebrates firing the Hammers into the lead
GOAL! NEWCASTLE 1-1 Crystal Palace

Newcastle are finally off the mark this season as Daryl Janmaat equalises eight minutes before the break after poking the ball past Palace keeper Julian Speroni.

Swansea 2-0 West Brom

Goodness me West Brom are struggling. Swansea are nearly out of sight at the Liberty Stadium as Routledge's cross is headed by Jonas Olsson back onto his own crossbar.

From Sportsmail's Jack Gaughan at the Etihad Stadium

'Ryan Shawcross has been doing his best at winding the champions up and Jovetic appears to have had enough of the constant sniping and niggly fouls.

'The striker seemed to have his hands around Shawcross’ neck but Lee Mason decided to ignore the altercation, ‘having a quiet word’ instead.'

Frustration: Stevan Jovetic of Manchester City clashes with Ryan Shawcross of Stoke City
GOAL! WEST HAM 1-0 Southampton

Breakthrough for the Hammers as Mark Noble picks up the ball after Morgan Schneiderlin loses possession, before his strike from range takes a deflection before beating Fraser Forester.

From Sportsmail's Chris Wheeler at the Etihad Stadium

'Nearly 20 minutes gone and we've just had our first sight of Mark Hughes at his old club.

'The Stoke boss sprang off the bench, arms outstretched in typical Sparky fashion, to protest a decision by Lee Mason and then proceeded to wave them about even more when the referee refused to penalise Aleksandar Kolarov for tangling with Mame Biram Diouf.'

GOAL! SWANSEA 2-0 West Brom

Here come the 'we're gonna win the league' chants again - and with finishing like this Swansea might,* as Wayne Routledge smashes home a volley following a Craig Dawson headed clearance.

*They won't.

Manchester City 0-0 Stoke

Penalty for Stoke? The Potters don't get one but they may be unlucky here as Mame Biram Diouf beats Aleksandar Kolarov once before appearing to be tripped by the Manchester City full-back the second time. Tough call.

At full stretch: Sergio Aguero of Manchester City shoots under pressure from Phil Bardsley of Stoke City
From Sportsmail's Sam Cunningham at Loftus Road

'Harry Redknapp has ditched the 3-5-2 formation which was so terrible against Tottenham and opted for 4-3-3 in front of a home crowd. QPR look full of options up front and this game has started at a frantic pace.'

QPR 0-0 Sunderland

QPR's start to the season has been poor and it nearly takes a turn for the worse. Adam Johnson plays a lovely through ball for Steven Fletcher, but the striker's first-time shot is well saved by Rob Green.

From Sportsmail's Chris Wheeler at the Etihad Stadium

'Bright enough start by City with debutant Bacary Sagna setting up their best chance for Samir Nasri. No sign yet that Stoke will change their dreadful record in Manchester.'

From Sportsmail's Craig Hope at St James' Park

'A section of the home crowd – albeit a small one – have just chanted Hatem Ben Arfa’s name, the French playmaker exiled to the reserves by Alan Pardew.

'In response the United boss, just below the press box here at St James’, spun on his heels and returned to the dugout shaking his head.'

Manchester City 0-0 Stoke

Asmir Begovic is called into action for Stoke, but it's not Aguero or Jovetic throwing the ammo but Samir Nasri, who collects a pass from Bacary Sagna before the keeper punches away the Manchester City midfielder's powerful drive.

Feeling the pain: Sergio Aguero of Manchester City receives treatment after suffering an early knock
From Sportsmail's Riath Al-Samarrai at the Liberty Stadium

'Garry Monk had a bit of a moan earlier this week about Swansea players not getting a chance with England. It's a thought I have previously shared, though not necessarily in recent months.

'That said, Nathan Dyer has made an excellent start to the season. His goal after 87 seconds here is his second of the season, but more than that he seems to have gone back to his former style of relentlessly attacking full-backs. With his pace, he is an authentic, exciting winger.'

From Sportsmail's Jack Gaughan at the Etihad Stadium

'What a difference we’ve seen in Stevan Jovetic already this season. He’s finding the net, but is already showing signs that he can play alongside Sergio Aguero as he flits off that left wing looking for the ball and linking the play. City have started brightly and are popping the ball about nicely.'

From Sportsmail's Craig Hope at St James' Park

'Well, it didn’t take long for the Neil Warnock effect to kick in – 31 seconds to be exact.

'Marouane Chamakh struck the base of the post and, while Newcastle’s defence stood and watched, Dwight Gayle followed up to lift into the roof of the net.

'What have United got in response? On the evidence of this season, goals are not something they boast. It could be a long afternoon for the Toon Army.'

Alert: Dwight Gayle of Crystal Palace scores after just 31 seconds past Newcastle keeper Tim Krul
Manchester City 0-0 Stoke

Concerns at Manchester City, and it's for the big (little) man Sergio Aguero who has had treatment to his leg after colliding with Ryan Shawcross. The Argentine, making his first start of the season, is trying to run the problem off.

Quick off the mark: Nathan Dyer of Swansea (second left) celebrates with his team-mates after scoring the opening goal
GOAL! SWANSEA 1-0 West Brom

'We're gonna win the league!' chant Swansea fans, and while that may be tongue-in-cheek, the Jacks are on course for a third straight victory as Nathan Dyer turns home. Well I say they are on course - long way to go yet.


Wow, what a start to Neil Warnock's managerial reign at Crystal Palace. His side take just a minute to get off the mark after Dwight Gayle turns home Marouane Chamakh's low shot which bounced off the post. I'm not even sure if Newcastle had touched the ball.


Remember to get the most out of our live coverage by following all the action with Sportsmail's excellent Match Zone.

It features the latest line-ups, formations, match stats and a handy player comparison tool.

In addition there are heat zones for EVERY player as well as detailed maps of all the goals as they go in.

Right, now let's get to the football...

Out come the teams across the country, kick-off coming up in the next couple of minutes.

West Ham have unveiled Alex Song as their new signing

Sergio Aguero makes his first start of the season for Manchester City as the champions hosted Stoke in the Barclays Premier League.

Aguero, who has scored twice in two substitute appearances, was deemed sufficiently fit while Edin Dzeko made way. Bacary Sagna was handed a debut at right-back while Aleksandar Kolarov returned at left-back.

Stoke, still looking for their first league win of the season, make three attacking changes from the side which drew at Hull as Victor Moses, Peter Crouch and Jonathan Walters come in.


New faces but same old story for Manchester United.

Louis van Gaal's winless start as Old Trafford boss continues after his team could only scrape a point out of their visit to fellow winless outfit Burnley - despite featuring £60million man Angel di Maria.

Click on the above link for the full match report

This live blog is starting to feel like a deadline day one now...
Players are warming up at the grounds including at West Ham and Newcastle
Looks like West Brom have beaten West Ham to unveiling a signing

Swansea manager Garry Monk names the same side for the third time this season for West Brom's visit to the Liberty Stadium.

New £8million Argentina defender Federico Fernandez and on-loan Tottenham midfielder Tom Carroll are both on the bench after making their debuts in the Capital One Cup victory over Rotherham in midweek.

Record £10m club signing Brown Ideye starts his first Barclays Premier League game for the visitors and Youssouf Mulumbu also comes in with Sebastien Pocognoli and Victor Anichebe dropping out after Albion's 0-0 draw at Southampton.


Loic Remy is left out of QPR's squad to face Sunderland in the Barclays Premier League, with the French striker understood to be nearing a move to Chelsea.

The Blues are thought to be close to finalising terms with Remy after triggering the £8.5million release clause in his QPR deal.

Charlie Austin returns after hamstring trouble for QPR, while Sunderland boss Gus Poyet restores five of the six stars he rested for the 3-0 midweek Capital One Cup victory at Birmingham.


New Crystal Palace boss Neil Warnock has put his differences with Jason Puncheon to one side by naming him in the starting line-up for his first game back at the helm at Newcastle.

Puncheon, who was fined by the Football Association for launching a Twitter tirade after Warnock had criticised him over a penalty miss, is included along with Scott Dann, Adrian Mariappa and Dwight Gayle as Brede Hangeland, Stuart O'Keefe, Barry Bannan and Fraizer Campbell make way.

Newcastle counterpart Alan Pardew makes two changes to the side which drew 0-0 at Aston Villa last weekend with Massadio Haidara and Siem de Jong replacing Paul Dummett and Vurnon Anita.

On hold: New Crystal Palace manager Neil Warnock talks on the phone in the dug out at St James' Park

West Ham name an unchanged side from the one which beat Crystal Palace for Saturday's Barclays Premier League clash against Southampton at Upton Park.

The Hammers - who are set to announce the loan signing of Alex Song from Barcelona - were knocked out of the Capital One Cup on penalties by Sheffield United in midweek, but recall all their regulars for the visit of the Saints, with Diafra Sakho, who scored against the Blades, dropping back to the bench.

Ronald Koeman recorded his first victory as Southampton manager with defeat of Millwall in the cup and has Ryan Bertrand, Dusan Tadic and Morgan Schneiderlin back in the starting XI.

Full line-ups from Upton Park

West Ham: Adrian, O'Brien, Tomkins, Reid, Cresswell, Noble, Kouyate, Downing, Zarate, Vaz Te, Cole. Subs: Morrison, Sakho, Demel, Diame, Jaaskelainen, Poyet, Valencia.

Southampton: Forster, Clyne, Yoshida, Fonte, Bertrand, Ward-Prowse, Steven Davis, Schneiderlin, Tadic, Long, Pelle. Subs: Kelvin Davis, Gardos, Ramirez, Wanyama, Cork, Mayuka, Hooiveld.

Referee: Mike Dean (Wirral)

Full line-ups from St James' Park

Newcastle: Krul, Janmaat, Williamson, Coloccini, Haidara, Colback, De Jong, Sissoko, Cabella, Gouffran, Riviere. Subs: Anita, Perez, Elliot, Obertan, Dummett, Steven Taylor, Aarons.

Crystal Palace: Speroni, Kelly, Dann, Delaney, Mariappa, Puncheon, Bolasie, Jedinak, Ward, Chamakh, Gayle. Subs: Hennessey, Murray, Jonathan Williams, Bannan, Hangeland, Zaha, Campbell.

Referee: Mike Jones (Cheshire)

Full line-ups from the Etihad Stadium

Man City: Hart, Sagna, Kompany, Demichelis, Kolarov, Silva, Fernando, Toure, Nasri, Jovetic, Aguero. Subs: Zabaleta, Milner, Dzeko, Caballero, Jesus Navas, Clichy, Fernandinho.

Stoke: Begovic, Bardsley, Shawcross, Wilson, Pieters, Walters, Whelan, Nzonzi, Moses, Crouch, Diouf. Subs: Huth, Muniesa, Odemwingie, Arnautovic, Adam, Bojan, Sorensen.

Referee: Lee Mason (Lancashire)

Kitted out: Manchester City fans make their way to the Etihad Stadium for their side's clash with Stoke
Full line-ups from Loftus Road

QPR: Green, Caulker, Ferdinand, Hill, Isla, Barton, Mutch, Fer, Hoilett, Austin, Phillips. Subs: Henry, Murphy, Dunne, Zamora, Taarabt, Traore, Onuoha.

Sunderland: Mannone, Vergini, Brown, O'Shea, Van Aanholt, Larsson, Cattermole, Rodwell, Wickham, Fletcher, Johnson. Subs: Pantilimon, Jones, Bridcutt, Gomez, Altidore, Giaccherini, Buckley.

Referee: Robert Madley (West Yorkshire)

Full line-ups from the Liberty Stadium

Swansea: Fabianski, Rangel, Williams, Amat, Taylor, Ki, Shelvey, Dyer, Sigurdsson, Routledge, Bony. Subs: Carroll, Gomis, Tiendalli, Montero, Tremmel, Richards, Fernandez.

West Brom: Foster, Wisdom, Dawson, Davidson, Pocognoli, Dorrans, Gardner, Mulumbu, Brunt, Berahino, Ideye. Subs: Baird, Yacob, Morrison, Myhill, Gamboa, McAuley, Sessegnon.

Referee: Paul Tierney (Lancashire)

QPR starting XI

Green, Isla, Ferdinand, Caulker, Hill, Fer, Barton, Mutch, Phillips, Austin, Hoilett

Southampton starting XI

Forster, Clyne, Fonte, Yoshida, Bertrand, Schneiderlin, S. Davis, Ward-Prowse, Tadic, Long, Pelle.

Crystal Palace starting XI

Speroni, Mariappa, Dann, Delaney, Kelly, Puncheon, Jedinak, Ward, Bolasie, Chamakh, Gayle.

Stoke starting XI

Begovic, Bardsley, Shawcross, Wilson, Pieters, Whelan, Nzonzi, Diouf, Walters, Moses, Crouch.

West Ham starting XI

Adrian, O'Brien, Cresswell, Reid, Tomkins, Kouyate, Noble, Vaz Te, Downing, Zarate, Cole.

Swansea starting XI

Fabianski, Rangel, Amat, Williams, Taylor, Ki, Shelvey, Dyer, Sigurdsson, Routledge, Bony.

Sunderland starting XI

Mannone, Vergini, Van Aanholt, Brown, O'Shea, Cattermole, Larsson, Rodwell, Johnson, Wickham, Fletcher.

Newcastle starting XI

Krul, Janmaat, Coloccini, Williamson, Haidara, Colback, Sissoko, Cabella, De Jong, Gouffran, Riviere.

West Brom starting XI

Foster, Wisdom, Dawson, Olsson, Davidson, Gardner, Mulumbu, Berahino, Dorrans, Brunt, Ideye.

Manchester City starting XI

Hart, Sagna, Kolarov, Kompany, Demichelis, Fernando, Nasri, Yaya Toure, Silva, Jovetic, Aguero.

More new signings at Upton Park...

...although this time it's Southampton players giving autographs to some early fan arrivals in east London.

Meanwhile it's all fun games for Sergio Aguero at Manchester City...

...the face of a man who will start today?

Keep your enemies close...

The team sheets have been exchanged at Upton Park, with West Ham boss Sam Allardyce giving Southampton assistant Sammy Lee a friendly hug in the Upton Park tunnel - them two go way back to their manager and assistant days at Bolton.


Manchester United are bolstered by the £60million signing of Angel di Maria in their ranks today, but it's still the same old problems for the Red Devils.

Louis van Gaal's team have struggled to get on top of Burnley in the first-half at Turf Moor where it's goalless at the break.

Here we are concentrating on the 3pm games, but click on the above link to follow all the Turf Moor action with Charlie Scott.

Get stuck in: Manchester United's Angel di Maria is tackled by Burnley's Dean Marney
Could West Ham unveil Alex Song before kick-off?

West Ham co-owner David Gold has revealed the club WILL unveil a big signing before kick-off, but who could it be?

If I was a betting man I would say it's Alex Song on loan from Barcelona. Of course by big I'm guessing he means a big name, rather than a tall lanky striker to nod in crosses.

And so the plot thickens for this Premier League campaign...

Yes, it's just game three but this is a significant weekend in the season as it's the final one before the close of the transfer deadline day.

Therefore for the players lining up in starting XIs, it could either be a final chance to convince their managers they are capable of holding down their position, while by contrast some players could be hoping to put in a performance to convince other clubs to sign them up instead.

For West Ham, well they are set to jump the gun...

Back again: New Crystal Palace manager Neil Warnock arrives at St James' Park for his side's clash with Newcastle

Follow Sportsmail's coverage of the Barclays Premier League as Manchester City host Stoke at the Etihad Stadium in one of five 3pm matches.

The champions will look to make it three successive wins when they take on the Potters, who have taken just one point from their first two games.

Elsewhere, new boys QPR are looking for their first points of the season when they host Sunderland while fellow London outfit West Ham host Southampton at Upton Park.

Swansea are chasing a hat-trick of victories when they welcome West Brom to the Liberty Stadium, while Newcastle will entertain Crystal Palace at St James' Park.


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