Premier League briefing
Team news, statistics and score verdicts for the rest of this weekend's action in the Barclays Premier League.
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Sunday, August 24
Hull manager Steve Bruce is expected to make wholesale changes after the Europa League play-off first leg against Lokeren. Yannick Sagbo serves the second and final game of a domestic ban, while Robert Snodgrass (knee) is a long-term absentee.
Stoke will be without Stephen Ireland after the midfielder sustained a chest injury in training. Defender Robert Huth is expected to overcome a slight knee problem. Boss Mark Hughes is weighing up whether to hand loan signing Victor Moses a debut. Defender Geoff Cameron and striker Peter Odemwingie are poised to come into the squad after missing last weekend following their World Cup exploits.
Last season: Stoke 1 Hull 0, Hull 0 Stoke 0
Last five league matches: Hull D L L L W; Stoke D L W W L
Top scorers (all competitions): Sone Aluko & James Chester (Hull) 1, Ahmed Elmohamady (Hull) 1
Match odds: H 7-5 A 21-10 D 21-10
Referee: Jon Moss
Verdict: Hull City 0 Stoke 0
Spurs full-back Kyle Naughton will miss the game through suspension, leaving him on the sidelines with Kyle Walker (pelvis) and Vlad Chiriches (back). Emmanuel Adebayor, Christian Eriksen, Younes Kaboul, Aaron Lennon and Etienne Capoue will return after being rested for Thursday's Europa League clash at AEL Limassol. Tom Carroll has joined Swansea on a season-long loan.
QPR boss Harry Redknapp may hand debuts to Mauricio Isla and Leroy Fer - Isla could come in for Danny Simpson, while Fer may start from the bench. Fellow new recruit Eduardo Vargas is not in contention as he requires a work permit having signed on loan from Napoli.
Last season: No corresponding fixture
Last five league matches: Tottenham W W L W W; QPR L W D W L
Top scorers (all competitions): Eric Dier (Tottenham) 1
Match odds: H 4-9 A 13-2 D 16-5
Referee: Anthony Taylor (Cheshire)
Verdict: Tottenham 2 QPR 0
Billy Jones and Santiago Vergini are available for Sunderland - Jones has had a troublesome hamstring, while fellow defender Vergini is understood to have sat out because of an administrative problem. Midfielder Emanuele Giaccherini (groin) is the only casualty.
United striker Robin van Persie is fully fit and available but midfielders Michael Carrick, Marouane Fellaini and Ander Herrera (all ankle) are out, as is utility man Jesse Lingard (knee). Antonio Valencia has recovered from a leg problem but defenders Jonny Evans (leg), Luke Shaw (hamstring) and Marcos Rojo (work permit) are unavailable while doubts remain over right-back Rafael (groin).
Last season: Man Utd 0 Sunderland 1, Sunderland 1 Man Utd 2
Last five league matches: Sunderland W W W L D; Man Utd W L W D L
Top scorers (all competitions): Lee Cattermole & Sebastian Larsson (Sunderland) 1; Wayne Rooney (Man Utd) 1
Match odds: H 7-2 A 3-4 D 11-4
Referee: Martin Atkinson
Verdict: Sunderland 1 Manchester United 1
Monday, August 25
Eliaquim Mangala is unlikely to make his debut for City - the defender is still short of match-fitness. However, defender Pablo Zabaleta could be in line to start and loan midfielder Frank Lampard is available. Striker Sergio Aguero may not be ready to play 90 minutes while fellow forward Alvaro Negredo (foot) remains out long term.
Reds winger Lazar Markovic and defender Alberto Moreno are in line for debuts but midfielder Adam Lallana is not ready as his rehabilitation from a knee injury nears a conclusion, Jose Enrique will be assessed but Daniel Agger, Jon Flanagan and Oussama Assaidi are out.
Last season: Liverpool 3 Man City 2, Man City 2 Liverpool 1
Last five league matches: Man City W W W W W; Liverpool W L D W W
Top scorers (all competitions): Sergio Aguero & David Silva (Man City) 1; Raheem Sterling & Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool) 1
Match odds: H 17-20 A 3-1 D 11-4
Referee: Michael Oliver (Northumberland)
Verdict: Manchester City 1 Liverpool 1