Championship: Burnley remain top of the table after that seven-goal thriller but were shattered by an astonishing second-half performance from Sheffield United, who found themselves trailing twice but came back to win their third game consecutive. They move up to second, three points behind the league leaders with one game less and a superior goal difference.
Manchester City v Fulham: Erling Haaland starts on the bench alongside Phil Foden, among others. In total, Pep Guardiola made eight changes to the squad that beat Sevilla on Wednesday. Only Ilkay Gundogan, Jack Grealish and Julian Alvarez remain in his starting lineup.
Aleksandar Mitrovic is out of the Fulham squad and replaced by Carlos Vinicius. Harry Wilson replaces Neeskans Kebano, who suffered a lengthy Achilles tendon injury midweek. Kenny Tete replaces Bobby Decordova-Reid, who is suspended.
FA Cup: Connor Wickham capped off Forest Green’s win over South Shields with a Puskas award contender near the halfway line. Spotting South Shields goalkeeper Myles Boney just yards from his goal, the widely-traveled striker took a chance and sent a sensational chip in the top corner, the only place Boney, frantically backpedaling, couldn’t reach. It was Wickham’s second of the game and certainly the best goal he had ever scored. Have that!
London: Meslier, Kristensen, Koch, Cooper, Struijk, Adams, Roca, Harrison, Aaronson, Summerville, Rodrigo.
Subtitles: Ayling, Firpo, Klaesson, Llorente, Gnonto, Gelhardt, Greenwood, Klich, Fernandez.
Bournemouth: Travers, Smith, Mepham, Senesi, Fredericks, Cook, Lerma, Billing, Tavernier, Solanke, Moore.
Subtitles: Stephens, Christie, Rothwell, Stacey, Stanislas, Pearson, Anthony, Zemura, Plain.
Manchester City: Ederson, Stones, Akanji, Ake, Cancelo, Rodri, De Bruyne, Silva, Gundogan, Grealish, Alvarez.
Subtitles: Ortega, Dias, Haaland, Laporte, Gomez, Mahrez, Foden, Palmer, Lewis
Fulham: Leno, Tete, Rame, Diop, Robinson, Reed, Pereira, Palhinha, Wilson, Willian, Vinicius
Subtitles: Rodak, Kurzawa, Adarabioyo, Duffy, Cairney, James, Onomah, Mbabu, Harris
Wolves: HER ; Semedo, Collins, Kilman, Bueno; B. Traore, Neves; Guedes, Moutinho, Podence; Hee Chan
Subtitles: Sarkic, Aït-Nouri, Mosquera, Jonny, Ronan, A. Traoré, Hodge, Fraser, Griffiths
Brighton: Sanchez; Gross, Webster, Dunk, Estupinan; Caicedo, MacAllister; Mars, Lallana, Mitoma; Trossard
Subtitles: Steele, Lamptey, Colwill, Welbeck, Sarmiento, Enciso, Undav, Gilmour, Veltman
Nottingham Forest: Henderson, Aurier, Cook, Williams, Gibbs-White, Johnson, Kouyate, Yates, Freuler, Dennis, McKenna
Subtitles: Hennessey, Worrall, Mangala, Awoniyi, Lingard, O’Brien, Surridge, Boly, Lodi
Brentford: Raya, Henry, Pinnock, Jensen, Dasilva, Wissa, Mee, Mbuemo, Lewis-Potter, Janelt, Roerslev
Subtitles: Cox, Canos, Zanka, Ghoddos, Onyeka, Damsgaard, Crama, Trevitt, Yarmoliuk
Championship: Unbeaten in 16 games, Vincent Kompany’s side are currently being monstrous by Sheffield United at Bramall Lane. Oli McBurnie has just taken advantage of a catalog of defensive errors to register his second of the match.
FA Cup first round: Northern Premier League side South Shields are absent. Kevin Phillips’ side lost 2-0 to League One side Forest Green.
Championship: Anel Ahmedhozdic extended Sheffield United’s lead with his fourth goal of the season, reacting quickly to latch onto the ball from the edge of the penalty area after Burnley failed to clear a corner properly.
Championship: It was quite a two-half game for Jack Robinson, who was directly responsible for two Burnley goals in the first half but has since atoned. After helping set up Sheffield United’s second goal against the league leaders, he has just netted their third. Burnley are in serious trouble and are struggling to deal with United’s set pieces.
Yellow card watch: There are 11 Premier League footballers who are just one booking away from a Premier League suspension and who also harbor hopes of going to the World Cup.
Only a cynic would suggest that some of them might deliberately try to take one today or tomorrow in order to give themselves the next weekend and drastically reduce their chances of injury before Qatar, but out of curiosity they it might be worth watching.
Those to watch: Chris Mepham (Bournemouth), Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham), Alexis Mac Allister (Brighton), Amadou Onana (Everton), Diego Dalot (Manchester United), Thilo Kehrer (West Ham), Fabian Schar (Newcastle), Gabriel Jesus (Arsenal), William Saliba (Arsenal), Rodrigo Bentancur (Tottenham) and Harry Kane (Tottenham).
FA Cup First Round
After winning the competition five times between them, Sheffield Wednesday and Portsmouth advanced to the second round last night, beating Morecambe and Hereford respectively. Earlier this afternoon South Shields, managed by Kevin Phillips, kicked off early against League One side Forest Green, who sit four divisions above the former side Sunderland legend.
Currently 17th in Southern Premier Central, Alvechurch are the lowest ranked team in the competition and face a League One trip to Cheltenham Town, while Coalville Town, fifth in the same division as Coalville, head to The Valley to face Charlton. Athletic.
Sheffield United and Burnley got the league action of the day early in a packed Bramall Lane. It’s currently 2-2 in a thriller, with Sheffield United coming from behind twice despite a horror show from Jack Robinson in the first half.
Not content to turn a Manuel Benson cross into his own net with a header from the ball, the Sheffield United defender then trailed on the ball just outside his own penalty area, allowing Benson to steal possession and shoot past Wes Foderingham. Iliman Ndiaye scored for Sheffield United in the first half, while Robinson was instrumental in creating United’s second, which was just netted by Oli McBurnie.
Today’s Championship matches
Sheffield United 0-1 Burnley
Blackburn Rovers v Huddersfield Town
Blackpool v Luton Town
Middlesbrough v Bristol City
Millwall v Hull City
QPR v West Brom
Rotherham United v Norwich City
Stoke City v Birmingham City
Sunderland v Cardiff City
Swansea City v Wigan Athletic
Watford v Coventry City
See the championship table
Premier League matches of the day
Leeds United v Bournemouth
Manchester City v Fulham
Nottingham Forest v Brentford
Wolves v Brighton
Everton v Leicester City
View Premier League table
With no early kick-off today, the first games of a fascinating Premier League weekend kick off at 3pm, with Manchester City given the opportunity to come out on top with a home win against Fulham before Arsenal travel to Chelsea tomorrow.
Elsewhere in the top flight, Leeds hosts Bournemouth, Nottingham Forest host Brentford and Brighton travel to Wolves before Everton face Leicester City in today’s late kick-off.
We’ll update you on all the goals as they happen, along with Championship follow-up activity and any potential FA Cup first round giant kills.