Leicester v Arsenal, Everton v Aston Villa and more: Football watch – live

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West Ham 0-0 Nottingham Forest: Ings messes up a header. How did he get this far? Should lead 1-0.

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West Ham 0-0 Nottingham Forest: Fabianski has to tip Felipe’s header, but that’s as close as the guests came. Otherwise, the Hammers are responsible.

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Leicester 0-0 Arsenal: For all their dominance, Arsenal is missing a central point. Trossard continues to fall short, but that means there’s no one to provide the boost. Nketiah will certainly be introduced at halftime. 20 minutes away.

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GOAL! Burnley 2-0 Huddersfield (Roberts, 18)

Nice. Vincent Kompany makes this team purr. Roberts is found with a delicious through ball and rounds the keeper to double the lead. sensational stuff.

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GOAL! Ross County 2-0 Dundee United (Dhanda, 14)

Things are not going well for bottom-placed Dundee United. You’ll be two in no time.

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Leicester 0-0 Arsenal: Same as before. Arsenal does the running and passing. However, Leicester is holding on.

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GOAL! Reading 1-0 Blackpool (Ince, 12)

No celebrations for Tom Ince as his deflected shot gives Reading the lead. Ince, like his father, has represented Blackpool so he’s keeping an eye on things.

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Leeds 0-0 Southampton: Just one shot apiece while Leeds dominate the ball with more than 70% of it. Must be crucial to break Southampton though.

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GOAL! West Brom 2-0 Middlesbrough (Dyke 8, 10)

It’s two goals in two minutes as West Brom gallop in front. Daryl Dike in a double pack. Two breaks after ‘Brough dominated possession.

Daryl Dike scores and celebrates. Photo: Manjit Narotra/ProSports/REX/Shutterstock

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Everton 0-0 Aston Villa: Pickford is called to action and parries well. Keeps his team level after 10 minutes just after Watkins did the same at the other end.

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GOAL! Burnley 1-0 Huddersfield (Ashley Barnes, 7)

The runaway leaders are ahead early in their game.

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Leicester vs Arsenal: After five minutes it’s really one-way traffic. Arsenal loads on the left and then switches to the right. Saka cuts off his wing and blocked a shot. Recycle Arsenal and start again.

Leicester City’s Kelechi Iheanacho. Photo: Craig Brough/Action Images/Portal

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We have a goal. Lincoln City 1-0 away to forest green in league one.

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Leeds 0-0 Southampton: Bamford heads over the bar. Good start from the home side.

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Leicester 0-0 Arsenal: Odegaard blocked a volley fly. It’s all Arsenal. Attack versus defense after three minutes.

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A standing ovation at the London Stadium for Bobby Moore on the anniversary of his death. His grandchildren walk out with the famous number 6 on their backs. Nice gesture.

A picture commemorating former player Bobby Moore will be shown on the big screen before the game. Photo: Tony Obrien/Portal

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Did I drop the ball on Scottish football updates? Yes. Yes, I have.

Thank God, one of our readers, Simon McMahon got me covered:

“No doubt about Scotland’s game of the day, Daniel. Bottom-placed Dundee United travel to Dingwall to take on Ross County, a place and a point above them (in the Michael Gardyne derby). A mandatory win, a six-point win, a basement fight, a last-chance limousine for United manager Liam Fox – call it what you will, it’s going to be huge. United started the season in Europe with serious ambitions of third place but sat bottom of the table for most of the season as the club staggered from one embarrassment to the next, 7-0 and 9-0 losses to AZ Alkmaar and Celtic are two special lowlights. That said, healthy travel support will make it through the three-hour journey up the A9 and I don’t want to be a full-time player/manager/director should United lose…”

Cheers buddy.

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Alright folks. Here we go…

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I like that from Redmond Grimes:

Toronto FC vs. Spurs, the classic by Jermaine Defoe.

Make this an annual event!

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Three minutes until kick-off with four Premier League games. Just a reminder of what we have:

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If sheffield wednesday, currently at the top of League One thanks to their superior goal difference, they avoid defeat today, they will set a club record with 20 games without defeat. They’re off to Charlton.

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At Nketiahthis riddle of a forward, says Dave Konopka in Cleveland, Ohio:

“I think the not so vocal majority sees him as a useful player. Is he a first-choice forward for a title-winning team? Probably not. Is he someone who can come in and start a game or two for such a team? I think so. Unfortunately, in Arteta’s system, the striker really needs to press and connect the game and the latter isn’t his forte, but he’s certainly improved.

Good point for the press. Trossard is at the bottom of the sheet as #9, but those front three will be liquid. sake And Martinelli could sometimes find himself in the thick of things. Try to mark that, Leicester defence.

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Receive a flood of suggested Player X Derby entries. Soz if I don’t reach them all.

Joe Pearson We propose renaming the Classico to “Figo Derby”. Not if you want an avalanche of pig heads, Joe.

Lennie Peters in Valencia Pay introduces Jennings for the North London derby.

And Michael Birch says matches between Manchester United and Tottenham should be branded as the ‘Teddy Derby’ in honor of Mr Sheringham.

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“Just guesswork, but I’m guessing Kevin Phillips would have some and sure Peter Beardsley is in there?”

This is from Shane O’Leary. Beardlsey is a great shout with Newcastle and Liverpool.

Jonathan Saunders proposes that the Marlon Harewood derby be held at the London Stadium. 142 games for West Ham and 185 for Nottingham. Yeah, I guess that just about hits the threshold.

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Unai Emery says his goal is victory. Well, of course it is. And Villa needs a win. They have lost three times in a row – against Arsenal, Man City and Leicester. They’ve scored goals in each of them – 2, 1 and 2 – but delivered a lot – 4, 3 and 4. So good up front but leaking at the back.

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Gary Stover was contacted by email and suggested Frank Lampards Posts for Chelsea and Manchester City deserve a renaming of this “derby”. Not sure. He played 429 games for the Blues and only 32 for the Sky Blues. Compare that to Smith – 200 for Leicester and 264 for Arsenal – and there’s a difference.

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I’m curious what Arsenal fans think about this Nketiah. He seems to be one of those players who divides opinions. Arteta says he was dropped for a ‘non-serious’ shot, but I know many loyal Gunners will argue that even if he’s fully fit he belongs there.

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It’s not an injury, it’s an illness that has lasted JamesMadison from the Leicester squad. Might be a big hole for the foxes in their own den.

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AlanSmith is on Sky’s Feed, pitchside at what has been dubbed the ‘Alan Smith Derby’ when he scored 199 goals for Leicester and Arsenal combined.

So here’s one for you. Is there another Player X Derby that deserves a mention? No points if that player scores 198 goals for one club and only one for another. Any suggestions?

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“Bravo Arsenal” is the motto Karl Antaki. He pulls his cap off the Gunners for picking Zinchenko to skipper. What must be on his mind today, a year and a day after Russia invaded his homeland?

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Received many comments about abuse from fans targeting players and managers. It’s encouraging to see that everyone is on the same page.

This is from Maria Waltz captures the spirit: “I am a passionate sports fan. It’s embarrassing at times how engaged I am with my teams and how many times I’ve yelled “You idiot” at the screen when one of my favorites committed a Howler. (As an Everton fan, my vote was ruined this year). . But the idea that anyone would sit down and write a death threat to every athlete is beyond insane. Twitter has turned some into psychopaths.”

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West Ham vs Nottingham Forest team news

Danny Ings is making his first start for the Hammers while David Moyes switches to a back four, allowing for the extra body in midfield. He’s here after three points.

West Ham: Fabianski, Johnson, Coufal, Ogbonna, Aguerd, Paquetá, Bowen, Benhrama, Soucek, Reis (cap), Ings.

Subtitle: Areola, Creswell, Kehrer, Emerson, Fornals, Lanzini, Downes, Scamacca, Antonio.

Two changes for visitors who have struggled on the road. Only three away goals for them but they come into play with an unlikely home draw against Manchester City. Neco Williams comes on for the injured Serge Aurier and newcomer Chris Wood starts in a more attacking team.

Nottingham Forest: Navas, Worrall (cap), Williams, Lodi, Felipe, Shelvey, Colback, Gibbs-White, Johnson, Freuler, Wood.

Subtitle: Hennesey, Toffolo, Mangala, Lingard, Danilo, Scarpa, Surridge, Dennis, Ayew.

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Leeds v Southampton team news

Leeds really need a win. They are without a win in 10 Premier League games. But they are unbeaten in the last eight against Southampton. What do you think of it?

Leeds: Meslier, Ayling (Cap), Firpo, Cook, Wober, Aaronson, Harrison, Adams, McKennie, Gnoto, Bamford

Subtitle: Robles, Kristensen, Monteiro, Roca, Summerville, Gyabi, Rutter, Greenwood, Joseph.

Southampton are unchanged from the team that defeated Chelsea in west London. So how do you orchestrate a free-kick opportunity for James Ward-Prowse?

Southampton: Bazunu, Maitland-Niles, Bella-Kotchap, Bednarek, Perraud, Lavia, Ward-Prowse (Cap), Elyounoussi, A Armstrong, Kamaldeen, Onuachu

Subtitle: Caballero, Walker-Peters, Caleta-Car, Diallo, Alcaraz, Djenepo, Walcott, Mara, A Armstrong.

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Everton v Aston Villa Team News

Jordan Pickford makes his 350th appearance for Everton. Milestones are beautiful. A goal would be nicer.

Everton: Pickford, Coleman (Cap), Coady, Tarkovsky, Mykolenko, Gana, Onana, Doucouré, McNeil, Iwobi, Maupay

Subtitle: Begovic, Holgate, Keane, Gray, Mina, Godfrey, Davies, Vinagre, Simms

Villa have won four of their last five games against Everton with a draw in the mix. You will definitely let off steam again today. Assuming they don’t implode on death.

Aston-Villa: Martinez, Cash, Konsa, Mings, Digne, McGinn (Cap), Douglas Luiz, Kamara, Ramsey, Watkins, Bailey.

Subtitle: Sinisalo, Zych, Traoré, Buendía, Álex Moreno, Chambers, Young, Durán, Dendocnker.

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Leicester v Arsenal team news

A year after the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Oleksandr Zinchenko is Arsenal captain. It’s hard not to get emotional about it, no matter what team you support.

Granit Xhaka is back in midfield with William Saliba at his back.

Arsenal: Ramsdale, White, Gabriel, Saliba, Zinchenko (c), Jorginho, Xhaka, Odegaard, Saka, Martinelli, Trossard

Subtitle: Turner, Kierney, Kiwior, Holding, Tomiyasu, Partey, Smith Rowe, Vuera, Nketiah

As for the home side, Iheanacho will lead at the top and it will be interesting to see how Castagne progresses. It’s a handy bench with Tielemans and Vardy in attendance.

Leicester: Ward, Castagne, Souttar, Faes, Kristiansen, Dewsbury-Hall, Ndidi (Cap), Praet, Tetê, Barnes, Iheanacho.

Subtitle: Iverson, Ricardo, Amartey, Thomas, Mendy, Soumaré, Tielemans, Vardy, Daka.

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In February 2014 Arsenal started at the top of the 24th round of the Premier League. Since being demolished 6-3 to Manchester City in December last year, the Gunners have gone eight games unbeaten and lost just two points in a 2-2 draw at Southampton. Hope. Arsenal fans began to feel that. Real hope that maybe this was their year after a decade-long drought.

Then they were beaten 5-1 by Liverpool. A week later there was a 0–0 draw at home against a Manchester United team that finished seventh. They endured a six-game streak in which they picked up just five points, being beaten 1-0 by Stoke, 6-0 by Chelsea and 3-0 by Everton. When all was said and done, Arsène Wenger’s team hobbled to fourth place.

Today is the 23rd round of the Premier League and Arsenal are at the top. They travel to Leicester with their fans and genuinely hope this could be their year after a 19-year drought. With a tough run ahead, including trips to Anfield and the Etihad, just three points is enough today.

In the other 3pm kick-offs, a distressed but perhaps revived Everton hosts Aston Villa, Nottingham Forest head to east London to play a West Ham side in need of points and Leeds and Southampton go down to get a possible scrap Watch the loser dish out a KO punch at Elland Road.

There is also a full EFL program and the usual matches across Europe. We’ll have team news around 2pm.

Premier League team news: Expected line-ups for this weekend’s action

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