Japan v Qatar in the Asian Cup final, Premier League news and more – live!

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Crystal Palace news: Michy Batshuayi goes straight into contention to feature for Crystal Palace against Fulham after his arrival on loan from Chelsea. His potential availability strengthens Palace’s attacking options, with Wilfried Zaha suspended after his red card at Southampton. Cheikhou Kouyate misses out with an ankle injury, but James Tomkins is expected to be passed fit following a knock.

Provisional squad: Guaita, Hennessey, Speroni, Perri, Wan-Bissaka, Ward, Sakho, Kelly, Van Aanholt, Dann, Riedewald, Tomkins, Townsend, McArthur, Meyer, Milivojevic, Schlupp, Benteke, Ayew, Wickham, Sako, Batshuayi.

Asian Cup final half-time: The players have adjourned to the dressing-rooms at half-time in Abu Dhabi, with Qatar leading Japan courtesy of two fine goals. The first was an overhead kick (following an impromptu display of ball-juggling) from striker Almoez Alli, while the second was a surface-to-air screamer from midfielder Abdulaziz Hatem.

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Written by John Brewin (earlier) and Barry Glendenning (now)
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/live/2019/feb/01/premier-league-news-transfer-window-fallout-weather-and-more-live under the title “Japan v Qatar in the Asian Cup final, Premier League news and more – live!”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.