Premier League on Saturday afternoon…22/09/2018

Craven Cottage hosted the Premier League early kick-off which ended in a one all draw between Fulham, for whom Cyrus Christie was an unused substitute, and visitors Watford. Struggling Burnley had  Jeff Hendrick and Kevin Long on the substitute bench but no Stephen Ward in their squad for their four nil victory over visitors AFC Bournemouth while Robbie Brady, who played in a midweek match behind closed doors, may be close to a return to first team action. Cardiff City included Harry Arter and Greg Cunningham in their starting eleven for their crushing five nil home defeat by Manchester City while Ciaran Clark was an unused substitute for Newcastle United in their scoreless draw at Crystal Palace. Shane Long started for Southampton who went down to a three nil defeat by Liverpool at Anfield  while the in-form Matt Doherty and his Wolverhampton Wanderers colleagues came from behind to earn a one all draw with Manchester United at Old Trafford. The late kick-off saw Chris Hughton’s Brighton & Hove Albion go down to a two one defeat by visitors Tottenham Hotspur despite the efforts of Shane Duffy who performed heroically in his central defensive role.