Liverpool v Sunderland, Premier League and more: clockwatch – live!

2.40 pm GMT
14:40

Alan Pardew has a pre-game chat to begin with a word about Connor Wickham, who comes to the Palace of the team today:

His all-round contribution to the game, not only its goals, it gives us a bit more of an attacking threat. Hope he will make us a win today. It’s obviously going to be a tense game, because of the positions that we are, but you need to play with calm at the time. We need to prove that, in a pressure situation, we have the same mentality, but we have good players and they work hard and I hope that we will get a victory.

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2.23 pm GMT
14:23

The teams in the Premier League

The team sheets have all been filed, and the names are on them. If you want the line-ups from outside the top flight, give me a shout.

Hull: Marshall, Elmohamady, Dawson, Davies, Tymon, Snodgrass, Livermore, Mason, Clucas, Henriksen, Mbokani. Subs: Robertson, Maguire, Meyler, Huddlestone, Jakupovic, Diomande, Bowen. West Brom: Foster, Dawson, McAuley, Evans, Nyom, Fletcher, Yacob, Brunt, Morrison, Phillips, Rondon. Subs: Olsson, Robson-Kanu, Gardner, McClean, Galloway, Chadli, Palmer. Referee: Paul Tierney.

Leicester v MiddlesbroughLeicester: Zieler, Fuchs, Morgan, Huth, Simpson, Mahrez, King, Amartey, Albrighton, Okazaki, Vardy. Subs: Hernandez, Musa, James, Hamer, Schlupp, Slimani, Grey. Middlesbrough: Valdes, Barragan, Chambers, Gibson, Da Silva, Forshaw, Clayton, Traore, Ramirez, Roon, Negredo. Subs: Bernardo, Leadbitter, Fischer, Guzan, Stuani, Downing, Nsue. Referee: Lee Mason.

Liverpool v Sunderland Liverpool: Karius, Clyne, Matip, Lovren, Milner, Wijnaldum, Henderson, Can, Mane, Firmino, Coutinho. Subs: Klavan, Moreno, Lucas, Mignolet, Original, Oviemuno Ejaria, Woodburn. Sunderland: Pickford, Jones, Kone, O’shea, Van Aanholt, Pienaar, Denayer, Ndong, Watmore, Anichebe, Defoe. Subs: Mannone, Larsson, Khazri, Manquillo, Love, Januzaj, Gooch. Referee: Anthony Taylor.

Swansea v Crystal PalaceSwansea: Fabianski, Naughton, Fernandez, Amat, Taylor, Cork, Fulton, Iron, Barrow, Sigurdsson, Routledge. Replacements: van der Hoorn, Llorente, Dyer, Nordfeldt, Montero, Rangel, McBurnie. Crystal Palace: Hennessey, Ward, Dann, Tomkins, Kelly, Zaha, Cabaye, McArthur, Puncheon, Christian Benteke, Wickham. Subs: Speroni, Campbell, Townsend, Ledley, Fryers, Sako, Delaney. Referee: Kevin Friend.

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2.19 pm GMT
14:19

There are a lot of laces arc-en-ciel – and captain armbands – be seen today, after the Premier League, the Football League and the FA all backed to the Stonewall riots of the campaign to support LGBT players and fans. “All Premier League Clubs, and a number of clubs in the Championship, League One and League Two, English Football League, Premiership Rugby and Welsh Rugby will be involved,” according to an FA statement. Here are some of the laces in action in the QPR dressing room:

QPR kitmen prepare the rainbow laces into the shoes of Grant Hall before the Championship game against Ipswich Town at Portman Road. Photo: Joe Toth/BPI/REX/Shutterstock

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2.11 pm GMT
14:11

Also at 3pm, the draw for the fifa Confederations Cup 2017 will begin. Here is one of the happy participants:

The national team of germany coach Joachim Löw arrives for the Confederations Cup draw in the city of Kazan. Photo: Maxim Shemetov/Reuters

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12.32 pm GMT
12:32

Hello everyone!

The sun can shine (in London, in any case), but the football gods be well disposed towards us in this Saturday afternoon?

Only time will tell, but there is certainly enough action for us to keep an eye on, with the 3pm kick-offs in England. In the Premier League Swansea’s game against Crystal Palace look particularly central, while in the Championship, Newcastle will be seeking a ninth successive victory against Blackburn, languishing in the 22, and Fulham have the top six in the line of fire, but of Brighton and their 11 matches without defeat record, in their own way,

In League One Karl Robinson’s first game as manager of Charlton coming against Sheffield United, who have not been beaten in their last 14 – fourteen league matches, while speaking of impressive runs of League Two leaders Plymouth have won their last seven away and head to the 20th place Morecambe this afternoon.

Anyway, these devices, in its entirety:

The Prime minister LeagueHull v West BromLeicester v MiddlesbroughLiverpool v SunderlandSwansea v C Palace

ChampionshipAston Villa v CardiffBrentford v BirminghamBrighton v FulhamDerby v NorwichIpswich v QPRNewcastle v BlackburnPreston v Burton AlbionReading v Bristol CityWolves v Sheff Wed

League OneBury v MillwallCharlton v Sheff UtdChesterfield v Bristol RoversCoventry v MK DonsGillingham v RochdaleNorthampton v BoltonOldham v PeterboroughScunthorpe v Oxford UtdShrewsbury v Port ValeSwindon v Bradford CityWalsall v SouthendWimbledon v Fleetwood

League TwoAccrington v YeovilBarnet v Notts CountyBlackpool v NewportCambridge v CheltenhamCarlisle v MansfieldColchester v CreweCrawley v GrimsbyDoncaster v Leyton OrientExeter v LutonMorecambe v PlymouthPortsmouth v StevenageWycombe v Hartlepool

In Addition in Spain, with a 3.15 pm kick-off:Real Madrid vs Sporting Gijon

Update
at 2.06 pm GMT

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