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Key events

Nottingham Forest v Fulham teams

Wily Boly makes his Forest bow in central defence this evening:

Nottingham Forest: Henderson, Boly, Cook, McKenna, Williams, Yates, Freuler, Renan Lodi, Gibbs-White, Johnson, Awoniyi. Substitutes: Biancone, Worrall, Lingard, Hennessey, O’Brien, Toffolo, Surridge, Kouyate, Dennis.

Fulham: Leno, Tete, Adarabioyo, Ream, Diop, Reed, Joao Palhinha, Reid, Andreas Pereira, Willian, Mitrovic. Substitutes: Rodak, Duffy, Kebano, Cairney, Chalobah, James, Mbabu, Vinicius, Harris.

Referee: Jarred Gillett (Australia)

Suzanne Wrack

Suzanne Wrack

Gareth Taylor says he understands the concern of Manchester City fans after a summer of change and has urged them to be patient as his new players get to grips with the league and setup.

Arsenal v Brighton teams

Arsenal: Zinsberger, Wienroither, Williamson, Rafaelle, McCabe, Walti, Little (capt), Miedema, Mead, Blackstenius, Foord. Substitutes: Marckese, Wubben-Moy, Beattie, Catley, Maritz, Maanum, Nobbs, Iwabuchi, Hurtig.

Brighton: Walsh, Fox, Pattinson, Sarri, Lee, Zigiotti, Terland, Bance, Green, Kullberg, Williams. Substitutes: Startup, Park, Robinson, Jarvis, Ferguson.

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Preamble

Good evening. Following last weekend’s postponements, the Premier League and the Women’s Super League return tonight: Aston Villa v Southampton and Nottingham Forest v Fulham are on the menu in the Premier League, while at Meadow Park, the WSL season kicks off with Arsenal v Brighton.

The weekend’s action will of course be characterised by tributes to the late Queen Elizabeth II before her funeral on Monday: and as rugby union and plenty of other sports demonstrated last weekend, it’s perfectly possible to stage top-level sport and allow those who wish to a chance to pay their respects, all at the same time.

The WSL kicks off at 7.30pm, the two PL matches at 8pm, and I shall also bring you freestyle updates from matches across Europe, along with any appropriate breaking news and weekend preview stuff. Let’s go.





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