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Follow Sportsmail’s coverage of the Barclays Premier League where Arsenal will look to close the gap on league leaders Manchester United to two points when they visit Newcastle. Other fixtures include Aston Villa v Fulham, Everton v Blackpool, Manchester City v West Brom, Tottenham v Bolton and Wigan v Blackburn.
Aston Villa 2-2 Fulham FT
Everton 5-3 Blackpool FT
Manchester City 3-0 West Brom FT
Newcastle 4-4 Arsenal FT
Stoke 3-2 Sunderland FT
Tottenham 2-1 Bolton FT
Wigan 4-3 Blackburn FT
17.00: A record amount of Premier League goals have been scored today and every single one of those games has an incredible story to go with it. It really has been an astonishing day’s football.
And it’s not finished yet, with Wolves set to host Manchester United in the evening kick-off.
You would be a fool to write them off following the events that have already happened today and you can follow the 5.30pm kick-off with Sportsmail on this website.
For now that is all from me thank you for following.
16.58: After taking a breather for a second. Here is how the table looks at both ends.
Arsenal’s failure to hang onto a four goal lead means they are four points behind Manchester United having played a game more and a point in front of Manchester City.
Wigan’s win takes them out of the bottom three and relegates Birmingham into 18th.
City’s clash at West Ham tomorrow suddenly has become that more important.
16.55: Full-time: Newcastle 4-4 Arsenal
16.54: Full-time: Everton 5-3 Blackpool
Full-time: Aston Villa 2-2 Fulham
16.53: Full-time: Manchester City 3-0 West Brom
Full-time: Tottenham 2-1 Bolton
Full-time: Wigan 4-3 Blackburn
16.52: Full-time: Aston Villa 2-2 Fulham
16.51: GOAL! TOTTENHAM 2-1 Bolton
What a day to be a Spurs fan! Following the Gunners capitulation, their own team have snatched an injury time winner through forgotten man Niko Kranjcar who rifles home an unstoppable shot from 20 yards out.
Complete: Cheik Tiote celebrates scoring Newcastle’s equaliser with the Toon Army having been 4-0 down
16.48: GOAL! NEWCASTLE 4-4 Arsenal
Liverpool’s ‘Istanbul’ has been topped! With three minutes remaining Cheik Tiote hits an unstoppable volley from 20 yards out…and now they are searching for a winner!
16.45: GOAL! NEWCASTLE 3-4 Arsenal
Now we have a contest! The penalty is slightly harsh after there appeared to be little in Koscielney’s challenge on Mike Williamson on the edge of the box, but the Toon Army are on a ruthless streak and Joey Barton scores the penalty.
16.44: PENALTY (Newcastle)
16.43: GOAL! EVERTON 5-3 Blackpool
And now he has four! Blackpool commit too many forward and the home side counter with Louis Saha finishing off the move.
16.40: GOAL! Wigan 4-3 BLACKBURN
Boyce brings down David Dunn who gets up to again gives Rovers a glimmer of hope from the penalty spot.
16.39: PENALTY (Blackburn)
16.39: GOAL! EVERTON 4-3 Blackpool
What a strike! Jermaine Beckford hits a stunning first time volley to put the Toffees back in front, EVERYTHING is happening today.
16.37: GOAL! NEWCASTLE 2-4 Arsenal
The Toon Army are battering the Gunners now and pull another goal back after Leon Best converts Jose Enrique’s cross.
16.35: GOAL! Aston Villa 2-2 FULHAM
Another equaliser for Fulham, after Clint Dempsey heads in Danny Murphy’s corner. This is a bonkers aftyernoon.
16.32: GOAL! EVERTON 3-3 Blackpool
It can only happen on an afternoon like this! Louis Saha bags his first career hat-trick after nodding in Mikel Arteta’s corner at the far post.
16.29: GOAL! NEWCASTLE 1-4 Arsenal
Hope? Laurent Koscielny brings down Leon best and Joey Barton at least brings one back from the penalty spot.
Rifle: Kyle Walker hit a stunning effort to put Villa in front
16.28: GOAL! ASTON VILLA 2-1 Fulham
What a stunning strike! Kyle Walker hits a rocket from 30 yards that Mark Schwarzer was not going to stop in a month of Sundays.
16.27: PENALTY (Newcastle)
16.24: GOAL! WIGAN 4-2 Blackburn
Michel Salgado trips Mohamed Diame in the box and Ben Watson restores Wigan’s two goal advantage from the penalty spot.
16.23: PENALTY (Wigan)
16.22: GOAL! Everton 2-3 BLACKPOOL
It can only happen to Ian Holloway’s side, somehow they are in front after Charlie Adam heads home DJ Campbell’s shot that hit the bar.
16.19: GOAL! Everton 2-2 BLACKPOOL
More goal scoring debuts as Jason Puncheon latches onto a James Beattie pass to bring the Seasiders level.
16.16: GOAL! Wigan 3-2 BLACKBURN
Hang about, it’s not over yet! Chris Samba jumps highest to head home Morten Gamst Pedersen’s corner.
16.14: GOAL! WIGAN 3-1 Blackburn
The Latics are comfortable now and it’s not often I say that. James McCarthy fires in his second of the afternoon that left Robinson helpless.
16.13: GOAL! Tottenham 1-1 BOLTON
Howler from Heurelho Gomes. Daniel Sturridge scores two in two for his new club but the Brazilian really should have done better with the striker’s left foot shot from 16 yards.
16.10: RED CARD (Abou Diaby, Arsenal)
He had to go but this will have no effect on the game, Diaby pushes Joey Barton to the floor before squaring up to Kevin Nolan.
16.09: GOAL! Aston Villa 1-1 FULHAM
Steve Sidwell’s striker is saved by Brad Friedel but he can only parry to Andy Johnson who garbs the equaliser and is really starting to show his best form.
16.09: GOAL! WIGAN 2-1 Blackburn
Hugo Rodallega reads a long ball better than Chris Samba and with Paul Robinson rushing out, the striker calmly prods the ball past him to put the Latics in front.
Goal crazy: Louis Saha (left) celebrates scoring for Everton
16.06: GOAL! EVERTON 2-1 Blackpool
On the balance of play this is deserved. Leighton Baines sends in a lovely cross into the box and Louis Saha grabs his second of the afternoon. The Frenchman has never scored a hat-trick.
16.03: Back underway in the Premier League.
16.00: Pantsil won’t thank me for bringing this up either. All credit to :
Pantsil scored 3rd PL own goal of season, equalling most ever og scored by player in a single PL season (Jakobsson for Southamp. in 04-05)
15.55: Wow, 13 first-half goals. That’s nearly one every three minutes.
15.49: Half-times everywhere in the Premier League.
15.47: Incredible scenes at White Hart Lane! Spurs are awarded a third penalty at White Hart Lane after Mark Davies’ blatant hand ball.
But after Mark Clattenburg awards the spot-kick he then performs a u-turn on his decision after a short discussion with the assistant. And I can’t honestly see why he has done that, it was a stonewall spot-kick.
15.46: Half-time: Aston Villa 1-0 Fulham
Half-time Everton 1-1 Blackpool
15.43: Raining hard in the north of England – especially at Everton and Wigan. Looking at the scores it seems rain is proving the leveler again.
15.40: GOAL! MANCHESTER CITY 3-0 West Brom
A hat-trick for the birthday boy as Carlos Tevez converts his second spot-kick by firing into the roof of the net.
15.39: PENALTY (Manchester City)
15.38: GOAL! Everton 1-1 BLACKPOOL
They have done nothing all game but all credit to the Seasiders who are back in it with their first chance. Charlie Adam’s corner pinballs in the six yard box before Alex Baptiste pounces from a yard out.
15.35: GOAL! WIGAN 1-1 Blackburn
How the home side need three points today. And they are back in it, Emmerson Boyce’s shot is well stopped by Paul Robinson but James McCarthy reacts quickest to level it up.
15.33: He can hit them and he goes might close to a stunning strike. Kolarov has a shot from over 30 yards that Myhill does brilliantly to tip out at Eastlands.
All guns blazing: Robin van Persie scored Arsenal’s fourth
15.30: It’s all happening at White Hart Lane. Moments after Johan Elmander hits the bar Jermain Defoe has the ball in the back of the net with a brilliant finish.
It’s ruled out though for offside, tight call but the correct one.
15.27: GOAL! Newcastle 0-4 ARSENAL
This one is over. Bacary Sagna’s cross has a slight deflection but Robin van Persie from six yards head it in and ends this one as a contest.
15.24: GOAL! Wigan 0-1 BLACKBURN
Not even half-an-hour gone and every Premier League has a goal. Brett Emerton cuts-back for Jason Roberts in the box who hits a crisp finish against his former club.
On fire: Carlos Tevez tucks away his second goal of the afternoon
15.22: GOAL! MANCHESTER CITY 2-0 West Brom
Carlos Tevez is really proving a handful. After leaving Jonas Olsson trailing with great skill he buries a finish past Boaz Myhill.
All my work: Villa’s Stewart Downing’s cross was headed by John Pantsil into his own-goal
15.20: GOAL! EVERTON 1-0 Blackpool
This has been coming, Diniyar Bilyaletdinov has been under pressure to replace Pienaar but he does well here. After some good work from Jack Rodwell the Russian cut-backs for Louis Saha to hit the opener.
15.17: GOAL! MANCHESTER CITY 1-0 West Brom
Steven Reid brings down Aleksandar Kolarov in the box and birthday boy Carlos Tevez fires City in front from the penalty spot.
15.16: PENALTY (Manchester City)
15.15: GOAL! ASTON VILLA 1-0 Fulham
Stewart Downing’s cross in the box is too high for Darren Bent but not John Pantsil who heads into his own-goal.
It was actually a good finish, not that he will take much consolation in that.
15.12: It was so nearly a repeat of the first goal for Spurs. Van der Vaart again tucks away a fortunate spot-kick for Spurs after Sam Ricketts was harshly booked for a foul on Aaron Lennon.
But the Dutchman was forced to take it again and this time Jussi Jaaskelainen manages to save ‘take two’.
15.11: GOAL! Newcastle 0-3 ARSENAL
The Gunners are running riot! Walcott is involved again as he plays Robin van Persie in the box who makes no mistake to fire past Harper. This could be a long afternoon for the home fans.
15.08: PENALTY (Tottenham)
Top start: Rafael van der Vaart put Tottenham ahead from the penalty spot
15.07: GOAL! TOTENHAM 1-0 Bolton
Gary Cahill’s clearance hits his own team mate Kevin Davies on the hand and Spurs have a fortunate penalty.
Rafael van der Vaart makes no mistake from twelve yards.
15.06: PENALTY (Tottenham)
15.05: GOAL! Newcastle 0-2 ARSENAL
Nightmare for Newcastle, some fans have barely taken their sat and they are 2-0 down! Johan Djourou scores his first ever goal for the Gunners by nodding home Arshavin’s free-kick.
15.03: GOAL! Newcastle 0-1 ARSENAL
Robin van Persie’s through ball is helped on by Andrey Arshavin and it leaves a straight race between Theo Walcott and Fabricio Coloccini for the loose ball.
Naturally there is only one winner and the Englishman tucks a lovely finish past Steve Harper.
15.00: We are underway across the country.
14.59: Teams are out around the country. Roberto Mancini is wearing that red and black scarf again in tribute to former Manchester City player Neil Young who sadly died on Thursday.
14.57: Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko has to settle for a place on the bench against West Brom at Eastlands, with Carlos Tevez leading the attack and looking to improve on his 17-goal tally on his 27th birthday.
Manager Roberto Mancini makes three changes from the side which drew in midweek against Birmingham, recalling Kolo Toure, Yaya Toure and Pablo Zabaleta.
Leading scorer Peter Odemwingie retains his place in the West Brom team after shaking off an ankle injury.
The Baggies make four changes following the draw against Wigan with James Morrison, Steven Reid, Nicky Shorey and Marc-Antoine Fortune returning to the team.
14.55: And finally from Eastlands:
Man City v West Brom
Man City: Hart, Boateng, Kompany, Toure, Kolarov, Zabaleta, Toure Yaya, Barry, Milner, Tevez, Silva. Subs: Given, Wright-Phillips, Dzeko, Lescott, Vieira, Jo, Razak.
West Brom: Myhill, Reid, Scharner, Olsson, Shorey, Morrison, Mulumbu, Brunt, Fortune, Odemwingie, Thomas. Subs: Carson, Tchoyi, Pablo, Vela, Tamas, Cox, Jara.
Referee: Martin Atkinson (W Yorkshire)
14.53: Aston Villa boss Gerard Houllier makes one change from the side beaten by Manchester United in midweek for the home Barclays Premier League clash with Fulham.
Striker Gabriel Agbonlahor, who has been troubled by a hamstring injury in recent weeks, comes into the starting XI at the expense of Marc Albrighton.
There is no place amongst the substitutes for Villa newcomer Michael Bradley, who has signed on loan from Borussia Moenchengladbach.
Fulham boss Mark Hughes keeps faith with the side which had defeated Newcastle 1-0 at Craven Cottage.
14.52: Team news from Villa Park:
Aston Villa v Fulham
Aston Villa: Friedel, Walker, Dunne, Collins, Clark, Petrov, Makoun, Downing, Ashley Young, Agbonlahor, Bent. Subs: Marshall, Pires, Albrighton, Delfouneso, Heskey, Reo-Coker, Cuellar.
Fulham: Schwarzer, Pantsil, Hughes, Hangeland, Baird, Duff, Murphy, Sidwell, Dempsey, Dembele, Johnson. Subs: Stockdale, Salcido, Gera, Gudjohnsen, Kakuta, Greening, Davies.
Referee: Lee Mason (Lancashire)
14.50: Wigan are boosted by the return of captain Antolin Alcaraz after three weeks out with a leg injury for today’s Barclays Premier League clash with Blackburn at the DW Stadium.
Alcaraz replaces Gary Caldwell, who is recovering from surgery on a fractured cheekbone, while the only other change from Tuesday’s 2-2 draw at West Brom was a starting place for Victor Moses in place of Franco Di Santo.
Blackburn boss Steve Kean makes three changes from their 1-0 defeat by Tottenham, with Brett Emerton back from Asian Cup duty while Morten Gamst Pedersen and Benjani Mwaruwari are preferred to David Dunn and Mame Biram Diouf.
14.49: From the DW Stadium:
Wigan v Blackburn
Wigan: Al Habsi, Boyce, Gohouri, Alcaraz, Figueroa, Diame, N’Zogbia, Watson, McCarthy, Moses, Rodallega. Subs: Pollitt, Di Santo, Steven Caldwell, Gomez, Cleverley, McArthur, Stam.
Blackburn: Robinson, Salgado, Samba, Nelsen, Olsson, Emerton, Jermaine Jones, Pedersen, Hoilett, Mwaruwari, Roberts. Subs: Bunn, Dunn, Grella, Nzonzi, Andrews, Hanley, Diouf.
Referee: pinbahis Mike Dean (Wirral)
14.47: Some pre-match reading for you with – his take on the weekend’s action.
14.45: Everton leave top scorer Tim Cahill on the bench as they host out-of-form Blackpool in the Barclays Premier League this afternoon.
The Australia midfielder returned from Asian Cup duty this week but manager David Moyes chooses to ease him back into the action after a month away.
Moyes, whose side have also struggled of late with just two wins in 14, name the same side that started the midweek defeat at Arsenal.
Blackpool boss Ian Holloway rings the changes in an attempt to prevent a run of six defeats in seven games worsening.
Goalkeeper Richard Kingson is the biggest casualty of Wednesday’s loss to West Ham as Paul Rachubka comes in for his first league start of the season.
New signings James Beattie and Jason Puncheon make their full debuts while Ian Evatt and Elliot Grandin return.
14.43: Team news from Goodison Park:
Everton v Blackpool
Everton: Howard, Neville, Distin, Heitinga, Baines, Coleman, Arteta, Rodwell, Bilyaletdinov, Fellaini, Saha. Subs: Mucha, Hibbert, Jagielka, Beckford, Cahill, Osman, Anichebe.
Blackpool: Rachubka, Eardley, Evatt, Baptiste, Carney, Puncheon, Vaughan, Adam, Grandin, Campbell, Beattie. Subs: Kingson, Southern, Harewood, Varney, Phillips, Edwards, Reid.
Referee: Kevin Friend (Leicestershire)
14.40: Stoke have completed a remarkable comeback, scoring in injury time to win 3-2 at the Britannia Stadium. The Potters move up to ninth with that result. An omen for today’s 3pm action maybe?
14.39: Newcastle boss Alan Pardew pairs Peter Lovenkrands with Leon Best as he looks to plug the gap left by Andy Carroll for this afternoon’s Barclays Premier League clash with Arsenal.
Lovenkrands replaces Shola Ameobi, who will undergo surgery to repair his fractured cheekbone on Tuesday, while Cheik Tiote returns after a three-match ban to replace Danny Guthrie in midfield.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger also makes two changes with Abou Diaby replacing the injured Alex Song, while Andrey Arshavin comes in for Tomas Rosicky, who is named among the substitutes.
The Gunners arrive at St James’ Park having won 4-0 on Tyneside in the Carling Cup in October, but looking to avenge a 1-0 Barclays Premier League defeat at the Emirates Stadium the following month.
14.37: And from St James’ Park:
Newcastle v Arsenal
Newcastle: Harper, Simpson, Williamson, Coloccini, Jose Enrique, Barton, Tiote, Nolan, Gutierrez, Best, Lovenkrands. Subs: Krul, Campbell, Guthrie, Perch, Ranger, Ferguson, Richardson.
Arsenal: Szczesny, Sagna, Koscielny, Djourou, Clichy, Walcott, Wilshere, Diaby, Fabregas, Arshavin, van Persie. Subs: Almunia, Rosicky, Squillaci, Eboue, Gibbs, Chamakh, Bendtner.
Referee: Phil Dowd (Staffordshire)
14.35: First bit of team news from White Hart Lane:
Tottenham v Bolton
Tottenham: Gomes, Corluka, Gallas, Dawson, Assou-Ekotto, Lennon, Palacios, Jenas, Van der Vaart, Crouch, Defoe. Subs: Cudicini, Hutton, Pavlyuchenko, Bassong, Kranjcar, Sandro, Pienaar.
Bolton: Jaaskelainen, Ricketts, Cahill, Knight, Robinson, Elmander, Mark Davies, Holden, Taylor, Kevin Davies, Sturridge. Subs: Bogdan, Muamba, Petrov, Klasnic, Moreno, Lee, Wheater.
Referee: Mark Clattenburg (Tyne & Wear)
14.32: Theses are the not the first set to kick-off however.
Click to follow our Premier League coverage of Stoke v Sunderland with Mark Lawford, it’s on a knife edge too!
14.30: Forget the egg chasing Six Nations that kicked off last night and continues this weekend, the Premier League still holds the spotlight with a set of cracking fixtures.
Both ends of the table feature prominently with Arsenal and Manchester City looking to put pressure on table toppers Manchester United by sealing three points in their respective matches.
While down at the bottom Wigan will hope to climb out the bottom three with a win at home to Blackburn. Team news on the way.
Top gunner: Arsenal’s Robin van Persie will look to add to his six Premier League goals at Newcastle