League One: Gillingham 1-0 Burton Albion, Southend United 0-1 Blackpool.
Championship: Hull take the lead against Reading, while Preston are one up on Wigan. Jarrod Bowen and Sean Maguire getting the goals there.
League One: Playing against Coventry City, Bolton are without their senior players after failing to pay their wages. The average age of their first team today is 19 years old.
League Two: Oldham go ahead against Crewe Alexandra, with Christopher Missilou getting off the mark after two minutes.
Championship: Jacob Murphy scores to put Sheffield Wednesday a goal to the good against Barnsley.
Today’s three o’clock kick-offs are go!
Premier League: Making his debut in goal for Bournemouth, Aaron Ramsdale gets down early to make a good save from Sheffield United’s David McGoldrick.
Match report: West Ham 0-5 Manchester City
Premier League: Barney Ronay was at the London Stadium to see “a breathtaking show of controlled strength” from Manchester City. Read on …
Match report: Leeds United 1-1 Nottingham Forest
Premier League: Dave Tindall was at Elland Road to see Nottingham Forest come from behind to nick a point against Leeds.
Crystal Palace v Everton line-ups
Crystal Palace: Guaita, Ward, Kelly, Dann, van Aanholt, Townsend, Milivojevic, McArthur, Meyer, Benteke, Ayew.
Subs: Victor Camarasa, Cahill, McCarthy, Kouyate, Zaha, Hennessey, Wickham.
Everton: Pickford, Coleman, Keane, Mina, Digne, Schneiderlin, Andre Gomes, Richarlison, Sigurdsson, Bernard, Calvert-Lewin.
Subs: Holgate, Walcott, Tosun, Gbamin, Davies, Kean, Lossl.
Referee: Jon Moss (W Yorkshire)
Watford v Brighton line-ups
Watford: Foster, Femenia, Dawson, Cathcart, Holebas, Capoue, Doucoure, Hughes, Deulofeu, Deeney, Gray.
Subs: Gomes, Janmaat, Cleverley, Sema, Success, Kabasele, Pereyra.
Brighton: Ryan, Duffy, Dunk, Burn, Montoya, Propper, Stephens, Gross, March, Locadia, Murray.
Subs: Trossard, Webster, Maupay, Mooy, Andone, Button, Bernardo.
Referee: Craig Pawson (South Yorkshire)
Full time: Leeds United 1-1 Nottingham Forest
Championship: Forest have made off with the point they came to Elland Road for and it’s Leeds fans who are unhappy.
Bournemouth v Sheffield United line-ups
AFC Bournemouth: Ramsdale, Mepham, Steve Cook, Ake, Smith, Billing, Lerma, Rico, King, Fraser, Callum Wilson.
Subs: Boruc, Surman, Solanke, Ibe, Daniels, Harry Wilson, Simpson.
Sheffield Utd: Henderson, Basham, Egan, O’Connell, Baldock, Lundstram, Norwood, Fleck, Stevens, McGoldrick, Robinson.
Subs: Besic, Luke Freeman, McBurnie, Sharp, Jagielka, Osborn, Moore.
Referee: Kevin Friend (Leicestershire)
Full time: West Ham 0-5 Manchester City
Premier League: Following Liverpool’s drubbing off Norwich City last night, Manchester City embarrass West Ham in their own manor. The Best League in the World (™) is back … now with added VAR.
GOAL! West Ham 0- 5 Manchester City (Sterling 90)
Premier League: Raheem Sterling slots past Lucasz Fabianski to notch his hat-trick and an emphatic opening day win for Manchester City.
Burnley v Southampton line-ups
Burnley: Pope, Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Pieters, Gudmundsson, Cork, Westwood, McNeil, Wood, Barnes.
Subs: Hendrick, Gibson, Rodriguez, Hart, Lennon, Bardsley, Long.
Southampton: Gunn, Bednarek, Stephens, Vestergaard, Valery, Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Bertrand, Adams, Redmond, Ings.
Subs: McCarthy, Cedric, Yoshida, Djenepo, Boufal, Obafemi, Hojbjerg.
Referee: Graham Scott (Oxfordshire)
GOAL! West Ham 0-4 Manchester City (Aguero 85pen)
Premier League: Aguero makes no mistake this time, slotting past Fabianski to put City four ahead.
More VAR at the London Stadium
Premier League: On as a substitute, Sergio Aguero pulls rank on Raheem Sterling to take a penalty for Manchester City and misses. Cue more VAR intervention and Mike Dean orders a retake. Declan Rice was encroaching. This is ridiculous.
GOAL! Leeds United 1-1 Nottingham Forest (Grabban 78)
Championship: Lewis Grabban scrambles one over the line for Nottingham Forest to level proceedings at Elland Road.
GOAL! West Ham 0-3 Manchester City (Sterling 74)
Premier League: Raheem Sterling chips over Fabiaski from close range to increase Manchester City’s lead. There’s a lengthy pause for a VAR check, as he looked a mite offside. The goal stands and … my word, these post-goal interruptions aren’t at all tedious, types reporter in sarcastic font.
GOAL! Leeds United 1-0 Nottingham Forest
Championship: Pablo Hernandez puts Marcelo Bielsa’s side ahead just before the hour mark at Elland Road.
Full-time: Motherwell 2-5 Celtic
Scottish Premiership: Liam Donnelly scores his second of the game for Motherwell just before the final whistle, but it’s not enough to prevent his side getting a hiding.
GOAL! Motherwell 1-5 Celtic (Christie 86)
Scottish Premiership: It’s turned into a rout at Fir Park, where Ryan Christie has put Celtic 5-1 up against their hosts as the match enters its knockings. .
VAR! Manchester City’s goal ruled out
Premier League: There’s a huge roar at the London Stadium after Gabriel Jesus’s second goal was chalked off through the intervention of VAR. Referee Mike Dean was advised of a possible offside in the build-up and a video replay shows it was tight as a drum. We’re talking millimetres!
GOAL! West Ham 0-3 Manchester City (Jesus 54)
Premier League: Sterling turns provider for Gabriel Jesus to tap home his second following a crisp passing move from Manchester City.
GOAL! West Ham 0-2 Manchester City (Sterling 52)
Premier League: Kevin De Bruyne slips Raheem Sterling in behind West Ham’s defence and the Manchester City winger slots the ball home past Lucasz Fabianski. Follow the rest of the game here …
GOAL! Motherwell 1-4 Celtic
On as a substitute, Odsonne Edouard rifles Celtic’s fourth shot on target into the bottom left-hand corner, to score their fourth goal of the game at Fir Park. There are 15 minutes remaining.
GOAL! Motherwell 1-3 Celtic
James Forrest has just made it 3-1 to Celtic at Fir Park, where they’ve had three shots on target and scored with each one.
Meanwhile in Scotland …
Motherwell host Celtic in today’s noon kick-off and the visitors have come from behind to lead 2-1 at half-time. Liam Donnelly opened the scoring for Motherwell with a sweet right-foot volley from outside the box, only for Kristoffer Ajer to quickly cancel out his opener before Leigh Griffiths put the champions ahead with a free-kick. There are three other Scottish Premiership matches to look forward to this afternoon.
Some easy listening
Max Rushden was in the chair as myself, Lars Sivertson and Jonathan Wilson ran the rule over the two clubs who will be contesting the Premier League this season, then blathered on at length about how the other 18 might fare. Have a listen and if you’re not already a subscriber to our Football Weekly podcast, you can subscribe in all the usual places.
Grimsby Town and Bradford City got this afternoon’s action underway at Blundell Park, where it’s currently scoreless after 15 minutes.
With such obscene amounts of money sloshing around the Premier League, spare a thought for the plight of fans of Bolton and Bury fans. Both teams are rock bottom of the division with -12 points, with the latter side yet to play a game and in danger of being expelled from the Football League before the end of the month. While Bury’s match against Accrington has been postponed, broke Bolton will host homeless Coventry City in English football’s latest Derby of Despair.
And in the Championship …
Leeds are up against Nottingham Forest in this afternoon’s early kick-off and the deadlock remains unbroken at Elland Road, although Patrick Bamford has just gone close to putting the home side ahead. Follow the action here with Ben Fisher …
Today’s Premier League fixtures
Play is already underway at the London Stadium, where Manchester City lead West Ham courtesy of Gabriel Jesus’s near post flick after 24 minutes . We have four three o’clock fixtures to look forward to. Sheffield United mark their return to the Premier League with a trip to Bournemouth, Burnley entertain Southampton and Crystal Palace host Everton in a game where Wilfried Zaha is unlikely to feature for either team following his failure to secure a move on transfer deadline day. Meanwhile at Vicarage Road, Watford entertain Brighton & Hove Albion, whose manager Graham Potter takes charge of the visitors for his first ever Premier League game.
And the big wheel keeps on turning …
Welcome one and all, to the first Premier League clockwatch of the new season. Liverpool have already got three points on the board following last night’s win over Norwich City at Anfield, while Manchester City are currently playing catch-up against West Ham at the London Stadium.
Throughout a very busy afternoon of football we’ll bring you team news and build-up, as well as news of all the goals as they go in around grounds the length and breadth of the UK. We’ll cover all the major talking points – with the introduction of VAR to the Premier League there’s bound to be a few –then deliver post-match reaction and reports from our reporters around the grounds shortly after the final whistle. Don’t touch that dial.