16.48 A precis of the recent excitement in Hull v Aston Villa:
16.45 The big movers today, as things stand: Fulham, who jump out of the relegation zone, and Liverpool, who go top of the table.
16.42 Daniel Sturridge rattles the post at Anfield, where Liverpool lead Crystal Palace 3-1.
16.41 Cardiff are putting Newcastle under considerable pressure, with Tim Krul making an important save from the excellent substitute Jordan Mutch.
Fulham 1-0 Stoke (Bent 83) The substitute Darren Bent has given Fulham the lead, taking Kasami's mishit shot and beating Asmir Begovic. That's a big goal for Bent and even bigger one for Martin Jol.
16.36 Fulham's Sascha Riether heads off the line from Robert Huth to keep the score 0-0 at Craven Cottage. Stoke really should be ahead in this game.
Liverpool 3-1 Crystal Palace (Gayle 77) An accomplished header from the substitute Dwight Gayle gives Crystal Palace an outside chance of an absurd comeback at Anfield.
16.32 The substitute Jonas Gutierrez heads a good chance over the bar for Newcastle at Cardiff. They will be seriously hacked off if they fail to win this game, such has been their dominance for most of it.
16.30 Stoke have been much the better team at Craven Cottage, playing some nice stuff as well. It's good to see former footballer Stephen Ireland back in regular action. He was a lovely player a few years ago.
16.28 Alan Pardew has taken off Loic Remy, to the chagrin of topless Newcastle fans everywhere, with Jonas Gutierrez replacing him.
16.23 Newcastle break four-on-two from a Cardiff corner and Sissoko is denied by the keeper Marshall.
16.21 Still no goals at Hull, where there has been a dearth of clear chances.
16.20 Liverpool may have declared at 3-0. There isn't quite the same intensity they showed in the first half. It's fascinating how often teams ignore the chance to win by a huge score and instead stop playing after an hour.
16.18 Fraizer Campbell almost equalises for Cardiff, who are now all over Newcastle after getting a chasing themselves in the first half.
Cardiff 1-2 Newcastle (Odemwingie 58) Peter Odemwingie has brought Cardiff back into the game with a calm finish. Newcastle should have been out of sight; now they are under significant pressure.
16.09 Aston Villa have been much the better side at Hull, and now Gabby Agbonlahor's curling shot goes just wide.
16.07 Do you think Liverpool (or Spurs, or Arsenal) are realistic title contenders? I can't see it. One of them might break into the top three, but the title? That might be a bit of a stretch.
16.03 Hello again. The second half has begun in the four Premier League games; Newcastle and Liverpool have picked up where they left off by tearing into Cardiff and Crystal Palace.
15.48 It's half time in the four Premier League games. Liverpool are going back to the top of the table, and Newcastle are set to jump into the top ten. See you in 15 minutes.
15.46 It seems the referee Roger East is having a shocking game at Craven Cottage. He has just declined to give Fulham a penalty after a clear foul by Marc Wilson on Bryan Ruiz.
15.45 The besieged Julian Speroni makes an excellent diving save from Luis Suarez. Palace are a dreadful mess at the back.
15.43 Yohan Cabaye hits the post for Newcastle with an outrageous free-kick. Cardiff have been given a bit of a lesson thus far.
15.39 Victor Moses hits the bar from Luis Suarez's cutback, a simple chance that he should have taken, and moments later Sturridge's shot is saved by Speroni. Liverpool are taking Palace to the cleaners.
GOAL! Cardiff 0-2 Newcastle (Remy 38) A classy finish from Loic Remy - "world-class" says Paul Merson on Sky - puts Newcastle two ahead. They have been excellent.
GOAL! Liverpool 3-0 Crystal Palace (Gerrard 38 pen) Steven Gerrard scores his 99th Premier League goal from the spot after a brainless tug by Dean Moxey on Raheem Stirling. It may have been outside the area; it was very close.
15.34 Here's some retro football fun: the story of the 1989-90 title race, the last time Liverpool won the league.
Cardiff 0-1 Newcastle (Remy 30) Newcastle take a deserved lead through Loic Remy, who drives emphatically past David Marshall after a long run.
15.28 At Craven Cottage, Huth's header is cleared off the line by Riether. Stoke really should be ahead.
15.26 Stoke should have had a penalty for a clumsy tackle by Amorebieta on Walters. The referee Roger East gave a free-kick outside the box. Mark Hughes has quite the look on his coupon right now.
15.25 Jimmy Kebe misses a fine chance for Palace, and moments later Simon Mignolet makes an excellent reaction save from Jason Puncheon's instinctive flick.
15.24 Hull keeper Allan McGregor makes a good save from Gabby Agbonlahor.
15.20 This could end up anything at Anfield. Liverpool look like scoring almost every time they attack.
15.18 At Cardiff, David Marshall has made two excellent saves to deny Loic Remy and Moussa Sissoko.
Liverpool 2-0 Crystal Palace (Sturridge 17) Liverpool are going top of the table. Daniel Sturridge twists Damien Delaney inside out before ramming an emphatic finish into the far corner from a tight angle. He is in blistering form at the moment.
Liverpool 1-0 Crystal Palace (Suarez 14) Luis Suarez plays the ball to the overlapping Jose Enrique, gets the return, slips over 10 yards from goal but improvises splendidly to poke the ball into the net while on the floor.
15.12 Fulham's Pajtim Kasami is apparently fortunate to get away with flinging an arm at Stoke's Erik Pieters. On Soccer Saturday, Phil Thompson says it should have been a red card for Kasami.
15.11 Jose Enrique's sharp low cross finds Victor Moses in space, 12 yards out, but he gets caught in approximately 47 mins and wastes the chance.
15.08 Palace's first attack almost brings a goal when Cameron Jerome heads Jimmy Kebe's cross just wide of the far post.
15.05 Liverpool have started brightly at Anfield, as you would expect given their current confidence. Steven Gerrard's free-kick is headed behind for a corner. Suarez takes and Chamakh heads clear.
15.02 It seems Raheem Stirling may be playing as a right wing-back for Liverpool, which is an interesting tactic. Victor Moses is playing behind Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge.
14.57 The players are out all over the country. At Anfield, Luis Suarez has his children with him as he goes through the pre-match handshakes.
14.39 It has finished Manchester City 3-1 Everton, so City go second in the Premier League for the time being.
14.25 Here's another classic piece of football commentary, this time from 1981.
14.22 Manchester City are about to end the last unbeaten run in the Premier League: they lead Everton 3-1 at the City of Manchester stadium. You can follow the last 15 minutes of the match with Ed Ballard's live blog.
14.15 Time for some team news.
Cardiff v Newcastle
Cardiff: Marshall, Taylor, Caulker, Turner, Theophile-Catherine, Medel, Whittingham, Kim, Gunnarsson, Odemwingie, Campbell.
Subs: Lewis; Hudson, Noone, Mutch, Cowie, Maynard, Bellamy.
Newcastle: Krul, Debuchy, Williamson, Coloccini, Santon, Cabaye, Tiote, Sissoko; Gouffran, Cisse, Remy.
Subs: Elliot, Dummett, Yanga-Mbiwa, Anita, Gutierrez, Ben Arfa, Sammy Ameobi.
Liverpool v Crystal Palace
Liverpool: Mignolet, Toure, Skrtel, Sakho, Enrique, Henderson, Gerrard, Sterling, Moses, Sturridge, Suarez.
Subs: Jones, Ibe, Wisdom, Agger, Aspas, Ilori, Alberto.
Crystal Palace: Speroni, Ward, Mariappa, Delaney, Moxey, Jedinak, O'Keefe, Puncheon, Kebe, Jerome, Chamakh.
Subs: Price, Inniss, Campana, Guedioura, Bolasie, Gayle, Phillips.
Fulham v Stoke
Fulham: Stockdale, Riether, Hangeland, Senderos, Amorebieta, Duff, Karagounis, Sidwell, Ruiz, Kasami, Berbatov.
Subs: Etheridge, Richardson, Taarbat, Rodallega, Zverotic, Boateng, Bent.
Stoke City: Begovic, Cameron, Shawcross, Huth, Pieters, Walters, Ireland, Wilson, Nzonzi, Etherington, Arnautovic.
Subs: Sorensen, Adam, Assaidi, Whelan, Palacios, Jones, Crouch.
Hull v Aston Villa
Hull City: McGregor, Rosenior, Figueroa, Faye, Davies, Huddlestone, Livermore, Elmohamady, Quinn, Aluko, Graham.Subs: Harper, Bruce, McShane, Meyler, Boyd, Sagbo, Proschwitz.
Aston Villa: Guzan, Bacuna, Vlaar, Clark, El Ahmadi, Westwood, Weimann, Luna, Delph, Agbonlahor, Kozak.
Subs: Steer, Baker, Herd, Bennett, Bowery, Tonev, Sylla.
14.01 With only four games today, we need something else to talk about, and I'm all out of #bantz. So let's proceed straight to hardcore football geekery: please send in your favourite pieces of football commentary from down the years. We'll start with the marvellous Barry Davies: "Look at his face! Just look at his face!"
14.00 Good afternoon one, good afternoon all. Something strange has happened in the Premier League this season: it has been vaguely competitive. This won't last, of course that's not how modern football rolls but for now it's refreshing to see some relatively unusual names at the top of the table, even if those unusual names are traditional powers like Arsenal, Liverpool, Spurs and Everton. It's still a far cry from the days when Norwich could finish 18th one season and third the next, mind. Liverpool will go back to the top of the table if beat Crystal Palace today, while Hull City or Aston Villa could move into a European place.