Premier League scores LIVE: Updates from Arsenal, Man Utd and other 3pm matches (Pic: DS)
Arsenal have been flying under Unai Emery and it is a mark of their new-found ambition that they will have regarded the midweek draw at Manchester United with a tinge of disappointment.
Just what Emery will not have wanted, then, is images to emerge in the media of some of his players apparently inhaling nitrous oxide during a pre-season party.
Emery must hope the incident does nothing to affect team morale as his Gunners go into their eminently winnable Emirates Stadium clash with lowly Huddersfield.
The Jose Mourinho roadshow has rumbled on this week, with Manchester United’s beleaguered boss mixing praise for his side’s spirit with a candid admission that they can’t simply expect to see off Fulham at home.
For Mourinho, however, despite undeniably positive elements in his side’s midweek draw against Arsenal, anything but an impressive three points against the struggling Londoners would surely send his position further towards untenable territory.
All eyes will be on Ralph Hasenhuttl as the former RB Leipzig boss takes charge of Southampton for the first time away at Cardiff. With the Saints languishing in the relegation zone Hasenhuttl has not been given much time to implement his methods, but is clearly in confident mood.
Given Saints’ recent history of plucking foreign managers from the ranks of the relatively unknown – see Mauricio Pochettino – Saints fans must hope Saturday’s showing will not puncture the mood of cautious optimism.
In the other 3pm matches, Burnley host Brighton and Crystal Palace travel to West Ham.
Premier League scores
West Ham 1-1 Crystal Palace – Robert Snodgrass (48)/ James McArthur (6)
Manchester United 3-0 Fulham – Ashley Young (13), Juan Mata (28), Romelu Lukaku (42)
Burnley 1-0 Brighton – James Tarkowski (40)
Cardiff 0-0 Southampton
Arsenal 0-0 Huddersfield