Brentford vs Chelsea LIVE: Premier League result, final score and reaction tonight

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Chelsea held off a late onslaught from Brentford to achieve a narrow away victory on Saturday and consolidate their place at the top of the Premier League table.

Thomas Tuchel’s side had emerged as early frontrunners for the title, with confidence clearly flowing after their Champions League triumph in the spring, but they recently suffered back-to-back defeats against top teams in Man City and Juventus to somewhat lose momentum. The Blues have now responded with two straight wins, however, this victory over a spirited Brentford outfit earning Chelsea three invaluable points.

Left-back Ben Chilwell, making just his second league start of the season, fired the visitors ahead on the cusp of half-time, blasting a superb half-volley past David Raya for his third goal in as many games for club and country. Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy was equally important here, however, making a string of superb saves late in the game to help his side survive the swarming Bees. The best of the lot was a stop with his face to deny Pontus Jansson, though the Senegal international then also crucially tipped over a Christian Norgaard overhead kick from close range to secure the win.

Follow all the fallout from the top-flight meeting:

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Brentford vs Chelsea

  • Brentford XI: Raya, Zanka, Jansson, Pinnock, Canos, Jensen, Norgaard, Onyeka, Henry, Toney, Mbeumo

  • Chelsea XI: Mendy, Chilwell, Chalobah, Christensen, Sarr, Azpilicueta, Loftus-Cheek, Kante, Kovacic, Lukaku, Werner

  • Chilwell smashes home half-volley on cusp of half-time to give Chelsea lead

  • Chelsea surive late swarming from the Bees to escape with narrow win

Brentford FC 0 - 1 Chelsea FC

Edouard Mendy heroics deny Brentford as Chelsea cling on for away win

19:49 , Michael Jones

Edouard Mendy’s stunning string of saves ensured Chelsea climbed back to the top of the Premier League with Ben Chilwell’s strike sealing a nervy 1-0 win at luckless Brentford.

England full-back Chilwell’s second league goal in as many games pushed Chelsea back ahead of Liverpool in the standings – but Senegal stopper Mendy’s inspired showing secured the points.

Edouard Mendy heroics deny Brentford as Chelsea cling on for away win

Reaction from matchwinner Ben Chilwell

19:40 , Michael Jones

Ben Chilwell gave his thoughts to Sky Sports after scoring for the third game in a row. He said:

It was very tough. The last 20 minutes we showed the mentality we need to show all season. They have had a brilliant start to the season and there fans are good for them. In the last 20 minutes to half an hour they were really pushing them on and it was hell on earth.

“[Edouard] Mendy was superb. We see it every day in training and he is now gettng the credit he deserves in these games by making big saves to get us the points. We showed our steel and how strong we are defensively.

“We spoke about coming out and trying to get back in the swing of things. The preparation is not brilliant but it is about mentality and that was there.

“You have ups and downs the important thing is to train hard and when you get your chances take it.”

Brentford 0 - 1 Chelsea

19:37 , Michael Jones

Brentford had 17 shots with seven on target. Most of which came in the final 20 minutes but none got past this man who was exceptional for Chelsea.

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Brentford vs Chelsea: Player ratings as Edouard Mendy proves key to narrow win

19:34 , Michael Jones

Chelsea had goalkeeper Edouard Mendy to thank as they held on to claim a narrow win over Brentford and return to the top of the Premier League table.

Brentford had the first chance to open the scoring when Bryan Mbeumo struck the post following a corner but Chelsea were able to subdue their west London rivals and assert their control.

Romelu Lukaku had a goal disallowed for offside before Timo Werner spurned a good opportunity, but it was Ben Chilwell, making just his second Premier League start of the season, who gave the Blues the breakthrough when he struck a controlled volley into the net on the cusp of half-time.

Player ratings as Edouard Mendy proves key to Chelsea’s win over Brentford

Another clean sheet for Chelsea

19:33 , Michael Jones

Chelsea have let in just three goals from eight league games this season.

They have kept five clean sheets and are yet to concede from open play.

Incredible.

Brentford 0 - 1 Chelsea

19:27 , Michael Jones

Chelsea move back to the top of the table jumping one point ahead of Liverpool. Ben Chilwell’s first half goal was the difference between the teams but Brentford put in a magnificent performance to trouble the European champions.

They did everything but score. Bryan Mbeumo hit the post twice and Chelsea were left scrambling for the last 15 minutes or so but somehow they held on to their lead.

Full-time: Brentford 0 - 1 Chelsea

19:25 , Michael Jones

90+6 mins: The throw in comes into the box. Havertz gets there first and knocks the ball down. Jansson tries to get there but Kante boots the ball clear!

The whistle goes and Chelsea claim the win.

Brentford 0 - 1 Chelsea

19:23 , Michael Jones

90+4 mins: Reece James is down after a collison. There doesn’t seem to be too much wrong with him but Chelsea need to take as much time out of the game as possible.

Brentford have a throw in when play resumes.

Brentford 0 - 1 Chelsea

19:22 , Michael Jones

90+2 mins: Save! Mendy has just been given the man of the match award and proves why. A cross comes over to Norgaard to goes for an overhead kick and connects beautifully. The ball is sneaking under the crossbar but Mendy leaps up againto push it over the bar!

Brentford 0 - 1 Chelsea

19:19 , Michael Jones

90 mins: Four minutes of added time to play here. Thomas Tuchel is encouraging his players on. Thomas Frank looks pensive. Mendy boots the ball up the pitch and Brentford recover the ball.

Brentford 0 - 1 Chelsea

19:17 , Michael Jones

88 mins: Mendy’s stayed down after taking a ball to the face. He’s getting checked over as Reece James is ready to come on for the Blues. Mendy takes a drink and is happy to play on.

James replaces Azpilicueta as the game resumes.

Brentford 0 - 1 Chelsea

19:16 , Michael Jones

86 mins: Save! Chelsea are rocking and have Mendy to thank for saving them. Ghoddos chips a pass into the box and Jorgensen heads it down into the six-yard box. Jansson turns and smokes one on the half-volley but Mendy takes a heavy blow to the face as he stops the ball. How have Brentford not scored yet?

Brentford 0 - 1 Chelsea

19:12 , Michael Jones

83 mins: Into the last 10 minutes now. Chelsea have regained a degree of control but Brentford are still a threat.

SAVE! Toney flicks a cross into the box from the left side. The ball loops over Sarr and drops for Ghoddos sweeping in from the right. He shoots but gets charged down by Mendy who makes a good low save to deny Brentford an equaliser!

Brentford 0 - 1 Chelsea

19:08 , Michael Jones

80 mins: Brentford have had close to 90% possession over the last five minutes and most of it has been in Chelsea’s half. Thomas Tuchel is quite animated on the sidelines as Chelsea are being pushed deeper and deeper.

Another long throw comes into the box from Jorgensen, Toney shields the ball letting it drop for Ghoddos but his shot from just inside the box goes over the bar.

Brentford 0 - 1 Chelsea

19:06 , Michael Jones

78 mins: Romelu Lukaku’s day is over and Kai Havertz comes on as his replacement. Chalobah mistimes a tackle on Toney in the Chelsea box and brings down the striker. The whole Brentford Community stadium appeals for a penalty but the offside flag goes up against Toney and Chelsea get away with one.

Brentford 0 - 1 Chelsea

19:04 , Michael Jones

75 mins: OFF THE POST! This is the chance! The one that Brentford have been closing in on. They attack from the right with the ball coming to Forss. He chips it over the Chelsea back line as Mbeumo makes his run. He brings the ball down and hits it with his left foot. Mendy leaps across but doesn’t get there and ball collides into the near post and bounces clear! Brentford cannot get any closer without scoring!

Brentford 0 - 1 Chelsea

19:02 , Michael Jones

72 mins: Sergi Canos’s day is done as he’s replaced with Saman Ghoddos. A long throw comes into the Chelsea penalty area is if flicked on towards the near post. Toney hits the volley on the spin and forces Mendy into a sharp save. He pushes the ball up nd over the crossbar giving Brentford a corner.

Brentford 0 - 1 Chelsea

18:59 , Michael Jones

69 mins: What a miss! Kante slips a pass into the box for Werner who manages to turn towards goal and knock it into space for Lukaku. Lukaku receives the ball into the six-yard box but he belts it over the crossbar! He sighs with relief as the offside flag goes up but that seemed mighty close.

Brentford 0 - 1 Chelsea

18:56 , Michael Jones

66 mins: Thomas Frank makes a change as well bringing Marcus Forss on for Frank Onyeka. Mount and Jansson tussle over the ball on the inside left but Jansson wins the battle and sends a pass to his fellow defender Pinnock who clears the Brentford lines.

Brentford 0 - 1 Chelsea

18:53 , Michael Jones

63 mins: Werner does well to nick the ball off Jorgensen an squeeze a pass out to Chilwell. Lukaku directs him to whip a cross into the box as he makes a run through the middle but Chilwell overhits the pass and it sails over Lukaku’s head.

Mason Mount is on in place of Mateo Kovacic.

Brentford 0 - 1 Chelsea

18:51 , Michael Jones

60 mins: Brentford have stepped a couple of yards further up the pitch allowing them to put increased pressure on the Chelsea backline. Chalobah and Sarr, so good thus far, suddenly seem hurried and under pressure. It’s been a good response from the Bees who are sensing a way back into this game.

Brentford 0 - 1 Chelsea

18:47 , Michael Jones

57 mins: Brentford’s corner comes swinging into the box. Loftus-Cheek heads it out but the ball is delivered back into the box. Canos collects it on the left side and looks to flick it over to Toney but Lukaku is back there and heads the ball clear.

Brentford 0 - 1 Chelsea

18:45 , Michael Jones

54 mins: The noise level rises as Toney and Chalobah get into a tussle. The Brentford fans go nuts as Toney wins a free kick just inside Chelsea’s half. They’re encouraging their team on.

Mbeumo sends the free kick over to the right side of the box where Pinnock wins a corner. Good period for the Bees this.

Brentford 0 - 1 Chelsea

18:41 , Michael Jones

51 mins: Chelsea aren’t toying with Brentford but they’re passing the ball around with such confidence and ease it’s a joy to watch. The goal taken all the pressure off them and they just need to be sharp enough to cut out Brentford’s counter-attack.

Whenever Toney or Mbeumo have been given the ball though, Chalobah and Sarr are on top of them immediately to close off the attack. It’s impressive from Chelsea.

Brentford 0 - 1 Chelsea

18:37 , Michael Jones

48 mins: Werner wins Chelsea’s first corner of the second half. Chilwell delivers it into the box but Toney heads the ball out of the box. It drop to Kante who lays the ball off to Kovacic. Kovacic goes for goal but leans back on the shot and spoons it high and wide.

Second half: Brentford 0 - 1 Chelsea

18:35 , Michael Jones

Kick off: Brentford kick off the second half. No changes from either team. Chelsea win the ball quickly and knock it around their defence trying to draw Brentford away from their solid defensive shape.

Earlier today Jamie Vardy stunned Manchester United as Leicester snatched win in six-goal thriller

18:29 , Michael Jones

Dirty sheets, divine goals, utter chaos and the death of an English league record unbeaten away run.

Leicester swatted Manchester United 4-2 at King Power Stadium in a spectacle that was, well, pure Barclays.

Mason Greenwood and Youri Tielemans decorated it with the kind of strikes that demand Goal of the Season accolades.

Jamie Vardy stuns Man United as Leicester snatch win in six-goal thriller

Chilwell in fine form

18:25 , Michael Jones

Ben Chilwell has scored in each of his last three Premier League games for Chelsea, as many as he had in his previous 33 appearances in the competition combined.

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Half-time: Brentford 0 - 1 Chelsea

18:19 , Michael Jones

45+3 mins: Chelsea defend a Brentford free kick and go into the break with the advantage. Ben Chilwell’s strike separates the teams at half-time to cap off a controlled first half performance from Chelsea.

Brentford will feel a touch unlucky as they’ve played well but take nothing away from Chilwell’s finish. It was glorious.

GOAL! Brentford 0 - 1 Chelsea (Chilwell, 45’)⚽️

18:15 , Michael Jones

45 mins: Right on the stroke of half-time! Azpilicueta flicks a cross into the box from the right wing. Lukaku and Jansson both attempt to win the aerial ball with Lukaku taking the upper hand. He shoots and the ball hits Jansson before rebounding to Chilwell. Chilwell smokes it from just inside the area and smashes the ball into the back of the net! Fantastic strike.

Brentford 0 - 0 Chelsea

18:13 , Michael Jones

42 mins: Great defending from Sarr! It’s the first real time that Toney and Mbeumo combine as Toney flicks an aerial ball onto Mbeumo making his run through the lines. Sarr is the last defender and times his tackle perfectly to dispossess Mbeumo and knock the ball out for a throw in.

Brentford 0 - 0 Chelsea

18:08 , Michael Jones

39 mins: Chance! A long ball comes up to Lukaku who brings the ball down on the edge of the penalty area. He holds off the Brentford centre-backs to set Werner up with a chance from range but the German leans back on his shot and hits it over the crossbar!

Brentford 0 - 0 Chelsea

18:07 , Michael Jones

36 mins: Chalobah threads a a teasing ball down the inside right channel as Werner makes a run into the box. He puts on the burners to get in front of the Brentford defenders but Raya is off his line quickly to scoop up the ball as it rolls into the box.

Brentford 0 - 0 Chelsea

18:05 , Michael Jones

34 mins: Brentford have held their own so far. Chelsea have seen more possession but they’ve not done much with it. Azpilicueta plays a simple pass to Werner but Brentford’s high line catches him offside.

Brentford 0 - 0 Chelsea

18:03 , Michael Jones

31 mins: Sergi Canos is shown a yellow card for giving referee Anthony Taylor a bit of lip over a decision to award Chelsea a free kick. He joins Kovacic in the book.

Brentford 0 - 0 Chelsea

17:58 , Michael Jones

28 mins: Close! Kovacic takes a free kick for Chelsea from around 30-yards out. He doesn’t strike it all that well but gets a nice deflection off the wall that takes the ball towards the far top corner. Raya is worried about it as he comes scurrying across his goal but there’s not enough dip on the ball and it goes over the crossbar.

Brentford 0 - 0 Chelsea

17:55 , Michael Jones

26 mins: Loftus-Cheek wins Chelsea another free kick with driving run down the inside left channel. Chilwell dinks the free kick into the penalty area but Brentford clear the ball up to Toney who holds it up well and draws a foul close to the halfway line.

Brentford 0 - 0 Chelsea

17:54 , Michael Jones

23 mins: Chance! Brentford’s corner is cleared but the ball comes back into the box. A headed takes the ball into the path of Norgaard who heads it down for Mbeumo. Mbeumo whacks his shot into the ground and it bounces up and rattles into the near post!

Chelsea then break with Werner flying down the left wing. He takes the ball into the box and sends it across to Lukaku who backheels it into the back of the net only to be judged offside!

Brentford 0 - 0 Chelsea

17:51 , Michael Jones

20 mins: Brentford win a throw in on the right side. The ball comes up to Jorgensen who swings a good cross right into the middle of the box. Ivan Toney rise above everyone to win the header. He knocks it down and the ball bounces behind after a deflection from Chalobah.

Brentford 0 - 0 Chelsea

17:47 , Michael Jones

17 mins: Onyeka trips Kovacic just outside his own penalty area and leaves Chelsea with a free kick in a dangerous area. Kovacic and Lukaku stand over the dead ball. It’s Lukaku who takes it and he whips a left-footed shot around the ball but sends it wide of the near post. Not a bad effort.

Brentford 0 - 0 Chelsea

17:45 , Michael Jones

15 mins: Onyeka is okay to play on but he loses the ball to Lukaku. Chelsea work it up to Werner who drives forward and slips a pass out wide to Azpilicueta. His cross from the right is blocked and goes out for a throw in.

Brentford 0 - 0 Chelsea

17:43 , Michael Jones

12 mins: Canos fouls Chilwell on Chelsea’s left side just as the ball is played inside to Loftus-Cheek. Loftus-Cheek gets to the ball but collides with Onyeka who drops to the floor. He stays down and needs looking over by the medical staff. It looked as though he took a knock to the face.

Brentford 0 - 0 Chelsea

17:39 , Michael Jones

9 mins: Christensen fires a long ball over to the right side of the pitch for Azpilicueta to chase down. He does his best and catches the ball just in front of the byline but he can’t get it under control and knocks the ball out for a Brentford throw in.

Brentford 0 - 0 Chelsea

17:35 , Michael Jones

6 mins: Chilwell swings a Chelsea corner into the middle of the box but Raya come out to claim the ball. He kicks it forward to slip Bryan Mbeumo free on the left side but Chelsea recover well with Werner sprinting back to halt Mbeumo’s run.

Brentford 0 - 0 Chelsea

17:33 , Michael Jones

3 mins: Lovely, lovely footwork from Loftus-Cheek. He glides past two defenders who try to tackle him before poking a pass to the edge of the box for Lukaku. The ball is wide of the forward but almost falls for Werner who can’t control the ball and prods it to David Raya.

Brentford 0 - 0 Chelsea

17:31 , Michael Jones

Kick off: Chelsea kick off the match with Timo Werner sending the ball to Ruben Loftus-Cheek. He passes it to Malang Sarr who flicks it out to Ben Chilwell on the left wing. Chilwell attempts to send the ball up to Romelu Lukaku but the ball doesn’t reach him and Brentford clear their lines.

Here come the teams

17:27 , Michael Jones

Cesar Azpilicueta leads out the Blues. There’s a loud cheer from the Brentford supporters as their players head out onto the pitch. Brentford have been a surprising side so far this season. It they win here they’ll move within a point of Chelsea.

Brentford vs Chelsea

17:21 , Michael Jones

Yoane Wissa is averaging a goal every 47 minutes for Brentford this season, having scored five times in six league and cup appearances for the club.

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Brentford vs Chelsea

17:18 , Michael Jones

Chelsea could become the first team in the top four English divisions to win seven consecutive London derbies away from home in the league.

The Blues have dropped points in three of their last four top-flight matches away to newly-promoted sides with two draws and one defeat.

Chelsea have scored a league-high seven first-half goals this season and Thomas Tuchel’s side have had 12 different goalscorers in the Premier League this season (excluding own goals), more than any other side.

Jamie Vardy stuns Manchester United as Leicester snatch win in six-goal thriller

17:15 , Michael Jones

Dirty sheets, divine goals, utter chaos and the death of an English league record unbeaten away run.

Leicester swatted Manchester United 4-2 at King Power Stadium in a spectacle that was, well, pure Barclays.

Mason Greenwood and Youri Tielemans decorated it with the kind of strikes that demand Goal of the Season accolades.

Jamie Vardy stuns Man United as Leicester snatch win in six-goal thriller

Thomas Tuchel unhappy after losing Chelsea duo after international break

17:13 , Michael Jones

Thomas Tuchel has admitted Premier League managers have little choice but to accept losing top players for pivotal matches due to international commitments.

Thiago Silva will miss Saturday’s trip to Brentford due to his Brazil duties, with the experienced centre-back not even expected back in England until 24 hours before the match.

Antonio Rudiger has returned from Germany action with a back injury and will miss the Bees clash, though Romelu Lukaku is fit to feature after muscle soreness cut short his time with Belgium.

Thomas Tuchel unhappy after losing Chelsea duo after international break

Brentford vs Chelsea

17:11 , Michael Jones

Brentford’s wins against Arsenal and West Ham, plus the draw with Crystal Palace, means they are the first team to remain unbeaten in their first three Premier League London derbies.

They have won seven of nine top-flight matches against sides starting the day top of the table, with this their first such game since January 1947.

Leicester 4 - 2 Man Utd

17:08 , Michael Jones

Reaction from Leicester’s Jamie Vardy who said:

It was massively important. The most important thing was the performance because we had let our standards slip but we had the international break to reflect on things.

“We let him [Mason Greenwood] come inside way to easy onto his favoured foot and he put it right into the top corner. There were no complaints but I think you saw the reaction of the lads.

“We put a three in midfield and it gives him [Youri Tielemans] a bit more freedom [to get forward].

“It is brilliant for him [Patson Daka]. He has been working so hard in training. I am over the moon for him and I’m sure there are plenty more to come from Patson. Hopefully that will start pushing us forward in the table.”

Brentford vs Chelsea

17:06 , Michael Jones

Brentford have not beaten Chelsea since a 3-1 win at Stamford Bridge in February 1939.

The Bees are winless in the subsequent six competitive meetings - including three FA Cup games in the last eight years. The most recent league fixture was in March 1947.

Brentford vs Chelsea

17:03 , Michael Jones

There’s one more game to go in the Premier League as Brentford host Chelsea. Kick off for that one is at 5:30pm and Chelsea have the chance to move back to the top of the table if they win.

Here’s a look at both teams:

Premier League results

17:01 , Michael Jones

Here are all the results from the 3pm kick offs. Leicester vs Man Utd and Aston Villa vs Wolves the games of the day for sure.

Aston Villa 2 - 3 Wolves

Leicester 4 - 2 Man Utd

Man City 2 - 0 Burnley

Norwich 0 - 0 Brighton

Southampton 1 - 0 Leeds

GOAL! Aston Villa 2 - 3 Wolves (Neves, 90+5’)⚽️

16:59 , Michael Jones

90+5 mins: Wolves have won it! They’ve scored three goals in the last 10 minutes to come from behind and beat Aston Villa! Dean Smith can’t believe it. He’s dumbstruck on the sidelines.

Full-time: Leicester 4 - 2 Man Utd

16:57 , Michael Jones

90+5 mins: Defeat for Manchester United! A glorious win for Leicester City. The Foxes came from behind to beat United at the King Power stadium. Marcus Rashford scored on his return to the side and Jamie Vardy continues his impressive run.

Great game for the neutrals, not so much for the Manchester United fans.

Leicester 4 - 2 Man Utd

16:55 , Michael Jones

90+3 mins: Ronaldo is still trying to make things happen for Man Utd. There’s five minutes of added time to play but the game has gone. Wan-Bissaka flicks a cross into the box that Ronaldo chases down. He stretches for it but the ball evades him and bounces safely into the hands of Schmeichel.

GOAL! Leicester 4 - 2 Man Utd (Daka, 90+1’)⚽️

16:51 , Michael Jones

90+1 mins: Leicester have won it! Youri Tielemans flicks a free kick into the six-yard box where the ball is glanced on to the back post. Patson Daka is left alone and he arrives to turn the ball into the back of the net and secure the points for Leicester City!

GOAL! Aston Villa 2 - 2 Wolves (Coady, 85’)⚽️

16:51 , Michael Jones

85 mins: At Villa Park Wolves have got themselves back on level terms. First Romain Saiss scores in the 80th minute and then Conor Coady pops up in the six yard box to tap home from two-yards. Great comeback from Wolves.

Leicester 3 - 2 Man Utd

16:49 , Michael Jones

86 mins: Pogba chops down Daka and picks up a yellow card. Man Utd are scrambling now, they’re trying to push Leicester back but are getting little succes.

GOAL! Leicester 3 - 2 Man Utd (Vardy, 83’)⚽️

16:43 , Michael Jones

83 mins: What a finish! What an end to this game! It’s an immediate response from the Foxes. From the restart Leicester send the ball over to Castagne on the left wing. He’s taken out by Wan-Bissaka but not before he manages to knock the ball to Perez sprinting forward. He drives into the left side of the box, pulls it back to Vardy and watches as Vardy curls one into the far side of the goal, nestling his effort into the inside side-netting.

GOAL! Leicester 2 - 2 Man Utd (Rashford, 82’)⚽️

16:43 , Michael Jones

82 mins: Rashford makes his return with a goal! It’s shocking defending from Leicester. Lindelof fires a long ball up the pitch as Rashford makes a run behind the lines. The ball drops for him and he takes it into the box before blasting it past Schmeichel to level things for Manchester United.

Leicester 2 - 1 Man Utd

16:42 , Michael Jones

80 mins: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer goes to the bench. Scott McTominay and Jesse Lingard are brought on in place of Mason Greenwood and Nemanja Matic. They face a difficult task to get back in this game now.

GOAL! Leicester 2 - 1 Man Utd (Soyuncu, 78’)⚽️

16:38 , Michael Jones

78 mins: Turnaround! Leicester lead! A Leicester corner is swung into the box and comes to substitute Patson Daka. He lets the ball bounce and hits one on the turn. De Gea gets low and blocks the shot with his left leg but the ball rebounds to Caglar Soyuncu who smashes it into the back of the net from six yards out.

Leicester 1 - 1 Man Utd

16:37 , Michael Jones

75 mins: Ayoze Perez is on for Leicester and he plays a nice through ball to send Vardy in behind the lines. He squares it towards Iheanacho but the offside flag goes up.

Off the post!

Tielemans takes the ball off Pogba in the middle of the pitch and flies up the pitch. He drills one from the edge of the box and focres De Gea in to a sharp save to his right. He gets a solid hand to the ball and pushes it onto the right hand post!

GOAL! Aston Villa 2 - 0 Wolves (McGinn, 68’)

16:35 , Michael Jones

68 mins: John McGinn you beauty. It’s a lovely strike from the Aston Villa midfielder who gets a lucky deflection to beat Jose Sa and give Villa a second.

GOAL! Man City 2 - 0 Burnley (De Bruyne, 70’)⚽️

16:33 , Michael Jones

70 mins: Kevin De Bruyne has double City’s lead at the Etihad. That should be enough to give them all three points.

Leicester 1 - 1 Man Utd

16:31 , Michael Jones

69 mins: Wan-Bissaka brings the ball down the right wing and sends a square pass into the box for Ronaldo but it’s behind the striker and Ricardo clears it.

United recover possession and work it over to Shaw on the left side. His cross into the box is aimed at Ronaldo again but Soyuncu gets a glancing touch on the ball and it hits Ronaldo and bounces out for a goalkick.

Leicester 1 - 1 Man Utd

16:29 , Michael Jones

66 mins: Chance! Fernandes switches the play with a nice diagonal pass out to Rashford on the left wing. Rashford darts into the box but has a cross blocked. The ball comes to Pogba who sets up Fernandes for a long-ranged effort but he scuffs it wide of the far post.

Leicester 1 - 1 Man Utd

16:27 , Michael Jones

63 mins: Marcus Rashford makes his return for Manchester United following shoulder surgery replacing Jadon Sancho.

Leicester 1 - 1 Man Utd

16:23 , Michael Jones

60 mins: Iheanacho and Tielemans combine to work the ball to the front edge of the box. Tielemans attempts to play in Vardy but Lindelof guides it behind for a corner.

Maddison sends it low into the box but United deal with it and fly forward on the counter-attack. Ronaldo drives forward before sending the ball out to Wan-Bissaka on the right side. He swings in a cross and sends it straight at Schmeichel.

Leicester 1 - 1 Man Utd

16:18 , Michael Jones

58 mins: Leicester press deep in United’s half with Pogba losing the ball to Tielemans. He shifts it to the edge of the box and then blasts an effort high and wide.

Leicester 1 - 1 Man Utd

16:17 , Michael Jones

56 mins: Chance! A Leicester clearance comes bouncing over the head of Iheanacho and drops for Matic. He smokes one on the half-volley from well outside the box but catches it sweetly. The shot continues to rise and just shoots over the top of the crossbar. That would have been another banger of a goal if it had gone in.

Leicester 1 - 1 Man Utd

16:14 , Michael Jones

53 mins: Back at the King Power stadium Victor Lindelof has gone in the book for a challenge on Vardy about 25-yards out from goal. James Maddison takes the free kick and spanks it into the wall. The ball bounces back to him though and his follow up goes flying over the goal.

GOAL! Aston Villa 1 - 0 Wolves (Ings, 48’)⚽️

16:13 , Michael Jones

48 mins: Aston Villa have scored as well! The game just got back underway at Villa Park and Danny Ings has found the back of the net for Villa.

GOAL! Southampton 1 - 0 Leeds (Broja. 53’)⚽️

16:11 , Michael Jones

53 mins: Armando Broja breaks the deadlock at St, Marys with his first goal for the Saints! Southampton lead against Leeds.

Leicester 1 - 1 Man Utd

16:10 , Michael Jones

48 mins: Tielemans takes the ball off Shaw and sends it Iheanacho. He shimmies his way into space on the edge of the box and then pulls his effort wide of goal.

Second half: Leicester 1 - 1 Man Utd

16:05 , Michael Jones

Kick off: Leicester get the back underway at the King Power Stadium. There hasn’t been any changes from either team at half-time. Which way is this one going to go?

Elsewhere in the Premier League

16:01 , Michael Jones

There isn’t much to talk about from the rest of the 3pm kick offs. Manchester City are leading against Burnley but the rest of the games remain nil-nil.

Aston Villa 0 - 0 Wolves

Leicester 1 - 1 Man Utd

Man City 1 - 0 Burnley

Norwich 0 - 0 Brighton

Southampton 0 - 0 Leeds

Greenwood on target

15:58 , Michael Jones

Mason Greenwood continues to impress for Manchester United scoring again in that first half from outside the box.

Leicester 1 - 1 Man Utd

15:55 , Michael Jones

Leicester have been the better team over the course of the first 45 minutes. They’ve created the best chances and have looked more cohesive in possession.

The main talking points though concern both goals. They were both fantastic.

Mason Greenwood sent Manchester United in front with a glorious striker from the inside right but his goal was bettered by Youri Tielemans’s perfectly weighted looping effort that dropped over David De Gea and finished in the back corner.

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Half-time: Leicester 1 - 1 Man Utd

15:50 , Michael Jones

45+3 mins: Vardy comes close right on the edge of half-time. Maddison slides a free kick to Tielemans who chips it over to Jamie Vardy on the right side of the box. Vardy fails to control it properly and the ball bounces wide of the nearest post.

All square at the break.

Leicester 1 - 1 Man Utd

15:48 , Michael Jones

45 mins: Fernandes flicks a cross into the box towards Ronaldo who attempts an overhead kick only to be beaten in the air by Ricardo. Three added minutes to play in the first half.

Leicester 1 - 1 Man Utd

15:45 , Michael Jones

42 mins: Sancho is shoved off the ball just outside Leicester’s box and he’s not happy that the referee lets play go on. Matic recovers the ball with a good tackle on Iheanacho and gives it to Fernandes. He blasts one from range but the shot takes a big deflection and rolls safely to Schmeichel in goal.

Leicester 1 - 1 Man Utd

15:42 , Michael Jones

39 mins: Chance! Leicester are turning up the heat. Tielemans drives the ball through midfield shaking away from Matic before sending the ball up to Iheanacho. A couple of touches from the striker set him up for a shot from the front of the box. He sell De Gea with his eyes but fires the shot wide of the far post!

Leicester 1 - 1 Man Utd

15:39 , Michael Jones

36 mins: Matic catches Maddison on the side of the head and Maddison needs a check up. He’s fine to play on though. Leicester continue to press and Ricardo wins the ball off Shaw but he’s then tackled by Maguire who sends the ball up to Pogba in midfield. Pogba loses it and gives away a free kick during his attempt to recover the ball.

Leicester 1 - 1 Man Utd

15:35 , Michael Jones

33 mins: Man Utd break on the counter-attack with Fernandes bringing the ball up the right side of the pitch. He cuts inside and lays the ball off to Ronaldo who shoots but has his effort blocked by Jonny Evans.

GOAL! Leicester 1 - 1 Man Utd (Tielemans, 31’)⚽️

15:32 , Michael Jones

31 mins: Leicester are level! It’s another stunner too! A Manchester United free kick is knocked back to De Gea who passes it up to Maguire. Maguire is too slow on the ball and gets robbed by Iheanacho. Iheanacho passes it back to the edge of the box where Tielemans hits a first time shot at goal. He floats it up and over De Gea curling the ball into the inside of the far post where it bounces into the back of the net!

Leicester 0 - 1 Man Utd

15:30 , Michael Jones

27 mins: Close! Very close from Leicester! Vardy drives into the box again from the left and takes on Lindelof. He doesn’t find enough space to shoot so knocks it back to Maddison. Maddison flicks a pass over to Ricardo on the right side. He meets the ball on the volley and fires it back across goal. Vardy can’t get to the ball as the effort beats De Gea and goes inches wide of the back post!

Leicester 0 - 1 Man Utd

15:26 , Michael Jones

24 mins: Cristiano Ronaldo wins a corner as he sneaks in behind the back line and knocks the ball out off Jonny Evans. The ball is swung in by Fernandes and comes towards Maguire. The ball goes over his head and is cleared by Caglar Soyuncu.

Leicester 0 - 1 Man Utd

15:24 , Michael Jones

22 mins: Sancho and Fernandes combine on the left side of United but can’t find a way into the box. The ball is passed to Shaw whose cross is blocked by Daniel Amartey. Leicester break with Vardy driving up the pitch, he checks to his right as he gets to the box but his shot is blocked by a back-tracking Nemanja Matic.

GOAL! Leicester 0 - 1 Man Utd (Greenwood, 19’)⚽️

15:21 , Michael Jones

19 mins: Man Utd lead! What a goal! Mason Greenwood is given the ball out on the right wing. He knocks it to Fernandes who slots it back to him. Greenwood comes inside leaving Timothy Castagne in his wake before unleashing a devastating strike at goal and finding the top left corner. What a strike!

Leicester 0 - 0 Man Utd

15:18 , Michael Jones

15 mins: Pogba threads the ball up to Fernandes who lays it off to Aaron Wan-Bissaka. He floats a cross to the back post where Ricardo knocks the ball behind for a corner.

The corner ball is whipped in towards Pogba who wins the ball but knocks it over the crossbar.

GOAL! Manchester City 1 - 0 Burnley (Bernardo Silva, 12’)⚽️

15:16 , Michael Jones

12 mins: Elsewhere in the Premier League Manchester City have taken the lead against Burnley. Bernardo Silva links up with Joao Cancelo on the left side. The ball is cut back to Phil Foden who’s shot is saved by Nick Pope but he fumbles the ball. It comes loose and Bernardo is there to tap it home.

Leicester 0 - 0 Man Utd

15:13 , Michael Jones

12 mins: Chance! Another good move from Leicester sees Maddison sprint down the left wing and take the ball to the byline. He shifts inside and leaves Victor Lindelof before hitting one straight at David De Dea who makes an easy save.

Leicester 0 - 0 Man Utd

15:11 , Michael Jones

9 mins: Chance! Leicester have certainly started quicker than Manchester United. Tielemans pushes up the pitch and receives the ball. He floats a cross towards the back post where Vardy wins the header but can’t find a teammate as he knocks it back into the middle.

Leicester 0 - 0 Man Utd

15:08 , Michael Jones

6 mins: Chance! Iheanacho takes the ball off Pogba and knock it past Maguire before sprinting into the inside right channel. Jamie Vardy makes a run into the box but Iheanacho sends it over to James Maddison on the left side of the penalty area. Maddison lays the ball to Tielemans bombing forward on the overlap and his pass into the six-yard area is cleared by Maguire.

Leicester 0 - 0 Man Utd

15:05 , Michael Jones

3 mins: Paul Pogba is closed down in the middle of the pitch by Youri Tielemans who drives up the pitch and is fouled by Nemanja Matic. The Leicester free kick comes into the rigth side of Man Utd’s box where Harry Maguire heads it away and is met with a round of boos from the Leicester fans.

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