Right, I’ve done my bit. It’s time to hand you over to Taha Hashim for the second half. Go easy.
Over in Germany, Bayer Leverkusen are leading Bayern Munich 1-0 in their Bundesliga title clash while, in Spain, Real Madrid are 2-0 up against Girona. We’ve got minute-by-minute coverage of both games, in case you’d like to triple tab for the rest of the evening.
An email from Chris Paraskevas has just landed. “This first-half Newcastle performance has been a perfect snapshot of our season so far: shoots of promise ultimately undone by shaky foundations.
“I’m sure there will be a Dan Burn witchhunt on social media but how can Newcastle’s entire midfield be caught upfield for that first goal? It makes you pine for the simpler times of the Claude Makélélé era of the holding mid (when the holding midfielder actually, ermmm … held their position and did some actual defending).”
Twice Newcastle have led, and twice Forest’s wide men have pegged them back, with both sides scoring excellent goals. Thoughts on that first half?
My goodness. Callum Hudson-Odoi races away up the left flank, plays a one-two with Nicolás Domínguez on the edge of the area then scoops a spectacular shot past Dubravka from distance. It’s turning into quite a game, this.
Great finish. Trippier floats in a free kick from distance, Botman heads it across the box and Fabian Schär pops up with a half volley which rockets into the bottom corner. Newcastle lead once more.
Just in case you missed our minute-by-minute, Qatar have won the Asian Cup via a hat-trick of penalties from Akram Afif. Here’s the match report, in case you’d like a read.
It’s that man Elanga again but, this time, he finds the net. The winger gets between Burn and Sven Botman then slots low beneath Dubravka’s legs. Gibbs-White provided a lovely threaded assist. Game on!
Nottingham Forest 0-1 Newcastle: Another big chance unfulfilled for Forest. Anthony Elanga gets away from Dan Burn and works an angle, but Martin Dubravka makes an excellent save.
Any National League aficionados in the house? There’s a late kick off in the fifth tier, too, with Woking hosting Hartlepool United. The latter have opened the scoring via Joe Grey. Jeff Stelling will be pleased.
And just like that, the visitors are ahead. A Newcastle corner is played short to Kieran Trippier, who smashes a cross to the far post and finds Bruno Guimarães who scores an outrageous volley with the outside of his right boot.
Nottingham Forest 0-0 Newcastle: The first big chance of the game falls to Morgan Gibbs-White, who fires wide after being teed up by Nuno Tavares.
We’ve also got a roundup from the Championship, where there were just the 36 goals across 10 fixtures this afternoon.
Hello! They’ve just kicked off at the City Ground but, before we get to the match action, here are our reports from the earlier Premier League games.
My shift is nearly up, but Will Magee will be taking over shortly with coverage of Nottingham Forest v Newcastle.
I’ve had a few emails on Liverpool v Burnley, so I’ll get them all in one update.
Eagle Brosi has pointed out that the Clarets’ defeat means they can no longer mathematically win the league. Tough one to take.
Joe Pearson is surprised: Watching Klopp and Kompany embrace at the end of the Liverpool v Burnley match. Kompany appears to be taller than Klopp! Who knew?
Martin Kerr asks: All four goals in Liverpool v Burnley were headers – when’s the last time that happened?
Mad fact, there were no 0-0 draws in any of England’s top five leagues in the 3pm kick-offs. It wasn’t just me then.
AFC Wimbledon 2-0 Barrow
Crewe Alexandra 1-0 Crawley
Doncaster 2-1 Tranmere
Forest Green Rovers 0-4 Mansfield
Grimsby 1-3 Stockport
Harrogate 1-0 Colchester
MK Dons 2-1 Accrington
Morecambe 1-0 Sutton
Swindon 1-1 Salford
Walsall 0-3 Newport
Wrexham 0-1 Bradford
Barnsley 2-1 Leyton
Blackpool 1-1 Oxford
Bristol Rovers 1-2 Burton Albion
Cambridge 0-2 Cheltenham
Carlisle 0-1 Portsmouth
Derby County 1-1 Shrewsbury Town
Lincoln City 2-1 Fleetwood
Northampton 1-1 Bolton
Port Vale 2-2 Stevenage
Reading 2-0 Charlton
Wigan 1-2 Exeter
Wycombe 5-2 Peterborough
Blackburn 3-1 Stoke
Cardiff 0-2 Preston
Hull 0-1 Swansea
Leeds 3-0 Rotherham
Middlesbrough 1-2 Bristol City
QPR 2-2 Norwich
Southampton 5-3 Huddersfield
Sunderland 3-1 Plymouth Argyle
Watford 1-2 Leicester
Fulham 3-1 Bournemouth
Liverpool 3-1 Burnley
Luton 1-3 Sheffield United
Tottenham 2-1 Brighton
Wolves 0-2 Brentford
Full time: Fulham 3-1 Bournemouth
Full time: Luton 1-3 Sheffield United
Full time: Tottenham 2-1 Brighton
Against the run of play Johnson has got the winner. Tough for Brighton who have been the better side since Spurs’ leveller.
Full time: Liverpool 3-1 Burnley
Full time: Wolves 0-2 Brentford
Late goal in the Phil Parkison derby at the Racecourse, Bradford have got it and look likely to steal all three points against Wrexham.
It’s now 5-3 to Southampton, what a game!
Of course there has been another goal at St Mary’s! Saints now lead 4-3! Sekou Mara scoring from David Brooks assist.