As it happened: Saturday's Premier League
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Manchester City's title aspirations suffered another setback as they were swept aside by Southampton, while Tottenham, Chelsea, Arsenal, Stoke City and Swansea were also victorious in England's top flight.
Highlights: Premier Soccer Saturday, RTÉ Two, 8pm
Full-time: Southampton 3-1 Man City Southampton outclass a demoralised Manchester City side for a deserved victory at St Mary’s.
The Saints go marching in for a third goal. However, it’s a calamitous Gareth Barry who converts for Southampton. His lamentable backpass from a Rickie Lambert cross beats Joe Hart. Southampton 3-1 Man City
Half-time: Southampton 2-1 Man City
Dzeko 39 gets City back into it. Before that Roberto Mancini was a very worried man on the sidelines
Southampton 2-0 Manchester City. Saints in dream land with Steven Davis netting on 22 minutes.
Saints go in front. Puncheon with the goal after 8 minutes.
Southampton v Manchester City is underway.
FULL-TIMES Chelsea 4-1 Wigan 1, Sunderland 0-1 Arsenal, Norwich City 0-0 Fulham, Stoke 2-1 Reading, Swansea 4-1 QPR
Marko Marin on 90 puts the game safe for Chelsea. Sigh of relief for Rafa Benitez. Chelsea 4-1 Wigan
Frank Lampard on 86 puts the game safe. Hazard twisting and turning in the box finds the space to lay it back to Lamps, who smashes it home. Chants of 'sign him up - sign him up' ring out from the Chelsea faithful
One's chickens should not be counted. Reading pull one back through Adrian Mariappa on 83 minutes
Jerome on the mark for Stoke as they now lead Reading 2-0. 82 minutes gone.
Michu hat-trick after 67 minutes. Hernandez is the provider and QPR are beaten. Swansea 4-1 QPR
Deadlock broken at The Britannia as a Robert Huth header comes off the bar and into the net to give Stoke the lead. Stoke City 1-0 Reading after 67 minutes.
Maloney's goal is scored from an acute angle as Petr Cech rushed out from his goal. Shades of Man City leveller against Liverpool last weekend.
Shaun Maloney gets a goal back for Wigan.
Zamora's toe poked goal had the London side back in it but Pablo Hernandez gets past his man and slams the ball past Cesar. Again, the keeper could have done better. Swansea 3-1 QPR after 55 minutes.
Edin Hazard makes it Chelsea 2-0 Wigan after 51 minutes
Booby Zamora gets a goal back for QPR on 48 minutes.
Wilshere and Walcott were the providers for the Walcott goal.
Gunners break the deadlock at the Stadium of Light. Cazorla with the goal on 35
Fernando Torres was the provider for Ramires who gave Wigan goalkeeper Ali Al Habsi no chance.
Chelsea 1-0 Wigan after 23 minutes. Ramires with goal.
QPR keeper Cesar was again to blame as Rangel punced for Swansea's second after 18 minutes
Chelsea on top against Wigan early. Talk circulating that Rafa may be gone if the London club don't win.
Swansea 2-0 QPR - Angel Rangel with the goal
Swansea ahead as Michu profits from an error by QPR goalkeeper Julio Cesar. Swansea 1-0 QPR after 10 minutes.
Wigan: Al Habsi,Stam,Scharner,Caldwell,Figueroa,McCarthy,
Subs Not Used: Robles,Kone,Jones,Henriquez,Gomez,McManaman,
Ref: Mike Dean.
Subs Not Used: Camp,Whittaker,Howson,Jackson,Surman,Kamara,
Subs Not Used: Etheridge,Petric,Karagounis,Hughes,Dejagah,
Ref: Howard Webb.
Subs Not Used: Sorensen,Cameron,Jones,Owen,Adam,Whitehead,
Subs Not Used: Stuart Taylor,Shorey,Karacan,Le Fondre,Hunt,
Ref: Michael Oliver.
Subs Not Used: Westwood,Bardsley,Larsson,Graham,Vaughan,Mangane,
Subs Not Used: Mannone,Diaby,Rosicky,Podolski,
Ref: Anthony Taylor.
Swansea: Vorm,Rangel,Chico,Williams,Davies,Hernandez,de Guzman,
Subs Not Used: Tremmel,Bartley,Lamah,Shechter,Moore,Tiendalli,
QPR: Julio Cesar,Onuoha,Samba,Hill,Traore,Townsend,Derry,Mbia,
Subs Not Used: Green,Park,Wright-Phillips,Granero,Ben Haim,
Ref: Neil Swarbrick.
After seven minutes of stoppage time due to an injury incurred by Yoan Gouffran, Tottenham secure all three points after a 2-1 victory against Newcastle.
Gareth Bale scores his 13th goal of the season to give Tottenham a 2-1 lead against Newcastle. Bale, who has been on fire in recent weeks, ghosted past Fabricio Coloccini before dispatching a low drive past Tim Krul.
Serious-looking injury for Gouffran, he's getting oxygen on the pitch and the stretcher is out. It was Walker who connected with the goalscorer's shin. 35 minutes to play. He is replaced by Marveaux.
FULL-TIME: Inverness CT 1-3 Celtic
Venezuelan striker Nicolas Fedor Miku adds a third for Celtic, game over, surely, eight minutes left. Inverness 1-3 Celtic
Gareth Bale scored from a free kick on five minutes.
HALF-TIME: Tottenham 1-1 Newcastle
Newcastle: Krul, Debuchy, Coloccini, Steven Taylor, Santon,
Perch, Sissoko, Cabaye, Gutierrez, Gouffran, Cisse.
Subs: Harper, Anita, Yanga-Mbiwa, Marveaux, Shola Ameobi, Tiote,
Tottenham: Lloris, Walker, Dawson, Caulker, Naughton, Lennon,
Parker, Dembele, Holtby, Dempsey, Bale.
Subs: Friedel, Vertonghen, Adebayor, Gallas, Sigurdsson, Livermore,
Celtic: Forster, Gershon, Fraser, Rogne, McGeouch, Kayal,
Commons, Rogic, McCourt, Miku, Stokes.
Subs: Zaluska, Matthews, Nouioui, Herron, Watt, Atajic, Chalmers.
Inverness CT: Esson, Raven, Warren, Meekings, Graeme Shinnie,
Doran, Tudur Jones, Draper, Ross, Andrew Shinnie, McKay.
Subs: Reguero, Sutherland, Polworth, Pepper, Roberts, Devine, Taylor.
In Scotland, Celtic fell behind to a ninth-minute Ross stike but have taken the lead with goals from Commons (20) and Gershon (48). There is about 20 minutes left in that top of the table clash.
Gareth Bale put the home side ahead inside five minutes but Gouffran levelled the game for the Magpies on 24 minutes.
Good afternoon, the action is already under way at White Hart Lane; Spurs are Newcastle are deadlocked at 1-1.