FA Cup, Championship and Premier League as it happened

Live text commentary of Norwich v Sunderland in the Premier League, Cardiff beat Sheffield Weds in the Championship, plus FA Cup latest.

2 December 2012 Last updated at 18:25 GMT

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  1. 1825: 

    That is it for our coverage of the day's football. You can watch MOTD2 on BBC1 tonight at 22:25 GMT and join me tomorrow for Newcastle v Wigan. I'll see thee.

  2. 1823: 

    Sunderland manager Martin O'Neill: "We just couldn't get that little bit of luck that we needed. There were glaring opportunities for us and we spurned the lot of them in the second half. In the second half there was one way traffic. We played with gusto, determination and courage but couldn't force the equaliser."

  3. 1821: 

    Martin O'Neill's record at Sunderland after just over a year in charge at the club is 11 victories from his 38 matches - a win percentage of 29%.


    Thomas on Twitter: "I said Norwich had no chance of survival after those seven games, I take back that statement now"

  5. 1817: 

    Norwich manager Chris Hughton: "It was going to be difficult to sustain our play after we were excellent in the first half. We conceded at a poor time and I knew that would give them a lift. We were up against a good team irrespective of their position and form. The team knew we had to get back to basics and be harder to beat. We have done that and added some goals to our play."

  6. 1813: 

    On the flip side to Martin O'Neill's managerial woes, Norwich boss Chris Hughton is on a roll at the moment. He deserves a big tip of the cap for the manner he is turned the Canaries round this season. Seven games without a win at the start of the season - including an opening day 5-0 loss to Fulham - and now eight games without defeat, including wins over Arsenal and Manchester United and a draw at Everton.


    Alex Dudley on Twitter: "Good result for Norwich, 8 games unbeaten is an achievement for any team"

    Chris Pinkney on Twitter: "In the premier league, away from home, conceding the first goal, SAFC's record reads, W5, D14, L115. A dire record."

    Jonny on Twitter: "Sunderland might deserve 1 or 3 points, but that's what you get when you turn up 44 minutes late"

  8. 1805: 

    Undoubtedly, this result will only increase the pressure on Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill. The Black Cats boss can point to a strong second-half showing but the brutal truth is that it is another defeat, meaning they have won just two of 22 league matches dating back to last season.

  9. 1801: 

    Norwich move up a place to 12th in the Premier League with 19 points from 15 games, six points ahead of Sunderland, who remain just a single point and place above the bottom three.


    Kristian Wall on Twitter: "possibly deserved a point? should have had all three, let Norwich off the hook!"

  11. 1758: 

    Norwich have now equalled their longest run of wins at home in the Premier League (four) previously set in both 1992 and 2005. The Canaries have 19 points after 15 matches this season, three more than they had at the stage under Paul Lambert last season.

  12. 1757:  
    Graham Taylor, BBC Radio 5 live at Carrow Road

    "Sunderland have to keep the attitude that they had in the second half. I'm all for keeping possession, but if you are not going anywhere with it what is the point? In the second half, they were a lot more direct, got the ball forward faster and they will have to keep doing that against the so-called 'big teams'."


    Davey Jay on Twitter: "Danny Rose has improved in leaps and bounds at Sunderland, a great loan signing."

  14. 1753: 

    Norwich's superior first-half performance allows them to claim all three points against a Sunderland side who possibly deserved a point on the strength of their second-half showing.

  15. 1752: 
    FULL-TIME- Norwich 2-1 Sunderland
  16. 1751: 

    It is all Sunderland. They have a free-kick on the right side of the pitch. Craig Gardner whips in a shot at goal, but to the relief of the home fans Mark Bunn drops to save and hold the ball.

    Conor McNamara, BBC Radio 5 live at Carrow Road

    "There has just been an announcement to let a car owner know that they have left the headlights on. How often do you hear that nowadays? You used to get it all the time. Usually now it is an announcement to tell you that they are about to tow your car away. How refreshing."

  18. 1750: 

    Chance for Sunderland as a ball to the back post is headed back across goal for Fraizer Campbell but he cannot steer his close range header towards goal and Norwich clear.

  19. 1749: 

    Sunderland looking to capitalise on the added time as a period of pressure ends with Stephane Sessegnon attempting a shot from a tight angle that is blocked but deflects back off the Black Cats forward for a goal-kick.

  20. 1747: 

    Sunderland's Danny Rose tumbles in the penalty area after trying to dart in past Steven Whittaker but his appealing look towards the referee is in vain as Phil Dowd waves play on. We're going to have four minutes of added time.

  21. 1746:  
    Graham Taylor, BBC Radio 5 live at Carrow Road

    "I think that Wes Hoolahan has been superb, he would be my man of the match. I presume that him coming off for Jonny Howson reflects Norwich thinking that what we have we hold."

  22. 1746: 

    Anthony Pilkington swings over a free-kick for Norwich which Ryan Bennett heads back towards goal at the back post but Sunderland are able to clear.

  23. 1745: 

    Norwich have the chance to waste some time as Danny Rose gives away a free-kick. Jonny Howson comes on for the home side in place of Wes Hoolahan.

  24. 1742: 

    Forgotten Sunderland man Fraizer Campbell comes on for James McClean to try and salvage something for his side. It is the last throw of the dice for the Black Cats. There are five minutes to go of normal time.

  25. 1741: 

    Another Sunderland effort as Danny Rose's angled shot from outside the box flies past the far post.

  26. 1741: 

    Sunderland still pushing for a leveller. Connor Wickham is too strong for Alexander Tettey on the left but his low cross is hacked away by Sebastien Bassong.

  27. 1740:  
    Graham Taylor, BBC Radio 5 live at Carrow Road

    "They were very quiet before the break, but from their second-half performance, you would say that Sunderland deserve something from this match."

  28. 1739: 

    Another chance for Grant Holt as Elliott Bennett's cross finds him in the box but the striker's sliding shot rises over the bar. It remains Norwich 2-1 Sunderland.


    Ben Bix on Twitter: "Credit to Sunderland. Much improved second half. Black Cats have got the Canaries where they want them."

    Venkatesh Muthusamy on Twitter: "People who call for manager's head around here, hoping they don't have it bestowed on them for every mistake they make at work."

  30. 1738: 

    Grant Holt has a golden chance to seal the Norwich win as he drives into the box and past a couple of Sunderland defenders. His touch lets him down at the vital moment, though, and Simon Mignolet can come out to claim.

  31. 1737: 

    Robert Snodgrass leaves the action to be replaced by Elliott Bennett.

  32. 1736: 

    This will take the heat off Norwich for a bit as Sebastien Bassong is down after falling badly in an aerial challenge.

  33. 1735:  
    Graham Taylor, BBC Radio 5 live at Carrow Road

    "Connor Wickham has won so many of those balls in the air. The problems that he is causing for the two Norwich centre-halves are immense."

  34. 1735: 

    Sunderland have the ball in the net. But it won't count as the offside flag is up. Danny Rose's shot following the break down of a corner is spilt by Mark Bunn and finished by Connor Wickham but the striker was offside as the shot came in. More frustration for Sunderland with just under 15 minutes to go.

  35. 1732: 

    Sunderland charge forward again as Danny Rose is released down the left by Stephane Sessegnon but the full-back's cross is cut out by Sebastien Bassong with Connor Wickham lurking in the box. Martin O'Neill leaps into the air in frustration. Norwich were scrambling there but survived.

  36. 1730: 

    Javier Garrido tests the Sunderland defence with a cross from the left but Carlos Cuellar does well to head away. Then, down the other end Stephane Sessegnon nearly creates something from nothing with an overhead kick in the box that fires the ball just wide.

  37. 1727: 

    There are about 20 minutes to go at Carrow Road with the game still in the balance. Norwich lead 2-1 but Sunderland remain a threat.

  38. 1726: 

    The Edinburgh derby in the Scottish Cup is over with Hibernian beating Hearts 1-0.

  39. 1725: 

    Norwich aren't threatening as much as in the first half but they have a chance when Sebastien Bassong gets a head on a free-kick at the back post. His effort goes wide but it wouldn't have counted anyway as the flag was up for offside.

  40. 1724: 

    Leyton Orient manager Russell Slade on ESPN: "I was a bit worried that there hadn't been a shock in the Cup all weekend and with us being last on Sunday I was hoping it wouldn't be us. Then when we started so badly there was even more concern. But once we recovered we scored some good goals."


    Liam Thorne on Twitter: "Matt Kilgallon won't want to see that again"

    Nick Bruzon on Twitter: "Kilgallon's miss was Rosethal-esque (Ronnie, not Jim) in its unmissableness. But he still missed. A massive let off for Norwich"

    Sean Sonnekus on Twitter: "Kilgallon must of been to the Torres school of shooting."

  42. 1722: 

    Sunderland are asking all sorts of questions of the Norwich backline now. Stephane Sessegnon does superbly to cut into space on the edge of the box but his shot is saved well by Mark Bunn. The Black Cats in the ascendancy.

  43. 1720: 

    Sunderland could not have asked for a better chance than Kilgallon's to draw level here. To be fair to them, they have not allowed their heads to drop and are still plugging away. A couple of corners in successive result in a shot from the edge of the box from Craig Gardner which Javier Garrido has to hoof away off the line.

  44. 1718: 

    What a miss! Seriously, what a miss! Craig Gardner's free-kick from 25 yards beats the wall and hits the base of the post before presenting Matt Kilgallon with an open goal from 10 yards for the follow-up. Somehow, the Sunderland defender scoops his shot over the bar. He was wheeling away in celebration before the horrible reality of the situation kicked in.

  45. 1715: 

    Meanwhile, back at Carrow Road, Anthony Pilkington tries his luck from the same spot Craig Gardner fired in the Sunderland goal but the Norwich winger's effort is saved by Simon Mignolet.

  46. 1714: 

    There has been some late drama in Edinburgh, where David Wotherspoon has given Hibernian an 83rd-minute lead against rivals Hearts in the Scottish Cup. Follow it via text a commentary on our Scottish pages.

  47. 1712: 

    Sunderland are really in this game now. Sebastian Larsson's corner from the right is allowed to fall into the centre of the box where Carlos Cuellar is lurking but before he can swing a boot through the ball Sebastien Bassong dives in to clear.

  48. 1711: 
    FULL-TIME- Alfreton 2-4 Leyton Orient

    Ben Bix on Twitter: "Confidence has edged in favour of Sunderland. O'Neill's half time chat seems to have boosted them"

    Alon Nachshen on Twitter: "The only way I'd see O'Neill go is if Di Matteo comes in. Regardless of that, something does need to be done"

  50. 1708: 

    Norwich's turn to attack as Anthony Pilkington and Wes Hoolahan probe along the 18-yard line for an opening before Grant Holt is flagged offside while looking to get on a cross from a central position.

  51. 1706: 

    Sunderland with some early pressure as Craig Gardner finds Stephane Sessegnon in the box and his cross is intercepted by Ryan Bennett before it can find Connor Wickham at the near post.

  52. 1705: 

    Carlos Cuellar needs a bit of treatment after falling badly in an aerial challenge with Grant Holt. The Sunderland defender looks like he is going to be OK to continue, though.

  53. 1704: 

    Apparently, Steven Fletcher has an ankle problem which has resulted in his withdrawal. Connor Wickham's Ipswich connections means he gets a less than warm reception from the Norwich fans.

  54. 1702: 
    KICK-OFF - SECOND HALF- Norwich 2-1 Sunderland
  55. 1701: 

    Sunderland make a change at the break with Connor Wickham coming on for Steven Fletcher to make only his second league appearance of the season.

  56. 1659: 
    GOAL- Alfreton 2-4 Leyton Orient - Dean Cox (86 mins)

    Game over at Alfreton as Leyton Orient finally end the brave challenge of the non-league side. Dean Cox exchanges passes with Dave Mooney in the box before the winger slots in a neat finish from six yards out. In the end, the extra class of the League One side has told.

  57. 1658: 
    FULL-TIME- Cardiff 1-0 Sheffield Wednesday

    Cardiff are made to fight for the win that sends them back to the top of the Championship. Sheffield Wednesday remain in the bottom three.


    Shteak inLeicester via text:"Mark Hughes to be Sunderland manager by the time they host Chelsea next week. You heard it here first."

  59. 1656: 

    For the fourth time, Alfreton hit the woodwork as Josh Law's free-kick from 20 yards beats the wall but not the crossbar. Leyton Orient lead 3-2 with six minutes to go.


    John Casserly on Twitter: "People saying O'Neill should go are talking nonsense! He's a top manager, give him time and he'll turn things around."

  61. 1654: 

    There is some terrible time-wasting going on at Alfreton from Leyton Orient. The League One side lead 3-2 with just over 10 minutes to go but are clearly nervous about the threat posed by the non-league side. Lee Cook is substituted and removes his shin pads, chats to some team-mates and then spends an eternity trudging off the pitch.

  62. 1653: 

    For so much of that first half Norwich dominated and looked so comfortable. Perhaps the ease with which they went into a 2-0 lead counted against them at the end with a moment of complacency?

    Sunderland looked dead and buried at 2-0 but now they know they can hurt Norwich they should have a renewed appetite for the second half. If they can get an interested Adam Johnson into the game, maybe the comeback is on?

  63. 1650:  
    Graham Taylor, BBC Radio 5 live at Carrow Road

    "Norwich will feel they should be further ahead than they are. What is Martin O'Neill going to say to his side at the break because they have been outplayed for long periods here?"

  64. 1649:  
    Simon Brotherton, Match of the Day commentator at Carrow Road

    "Craig Gardner's goal for Sunderland slightly changes the complexion of the game. It was a timely boost for the visitors as they looked flat in the first half."

  65. 1648: 
    HALF-TIME- Norwich 2-1 Sunderland

    Two minutes of uneventful added time end and the half-time whistle blows with Sunderland buoyed and Norwich slightly deflated.

  66. 1645: 
    GOAL- Cardiff 1-0 Sheffield Wednesday - Craig Conway (80 mins)

    Scottish winger Craig Conway bags his first goal of the season with a low, driven shot to give Cardiff a late lead against Dave Jones's Sheffield Wednesday. If the Bluebirds hang on in the remaining five or so minutes they'll go to the top of the Championship table.

  67. 1644: 
    GOAL- Norwich 2-1 Sunderland - Craig Gardner (44 mins)

    Sunderland snatch a lifeline just before the break. It is completely out of the blue as well. Adam Johnson shows persistence to hold off the challenge of two Noriwch players down the left before playing a ball in field for Craig Gardner and his shot finds the bottom corner of the Norwich net from 20 yards. That will give the Black Cats belief.


    Kris K Danso on Twitter: "It is a physical and mental pain watching Sunderland play. They epitomize absolute mediocrity. O'Neill should go."

    Andrew Bell on Twitter: "Forget QPR and Reading, right now Sunderland are the worst team in the Premier League."

    Jonathan Brook on Twitter: "Sunderland's slump has now ran for longer than the acting careers of 73.52% of the Hollyoaks cast."

  69. 1636: 
    GOAL- Norwich 2-0 Sunderland - Anthony Pilkington (37 mins)

    Norwich double their lead with a really confident finish from Anthony Pilkington. The winger pulls clear of the last Sunderland man - Carlos Cuellar - to collect a Bradley Johnson pass and runs in on goal before showing supreme composure to cut back in and finish into the bottom right corner of Simon Mignolet's goal. City are coasting now. Sunderland have a mountain to climb and on the evidence of the game so far they don't look to have the industry or guile to get back into this.

  70. 1636: 

    Alfreton are throwing the kitchen sink at Leyton Orient in pursuit of an equaliser in the FA Cup second round tie. The non-league side think they should have a penalty when Alex Smith rises to clear with what might be his arm in the box. Replays show it was his head that made the vital clearing touch.

  71. 1633: 

    Roughly 12 minutes to go until half-time at Carrow Road and a Sunderland attack is halted when Steven Fletcher handles. Martin O'Neill's side are plugging away but it is clear they lack confidence, while Norwich look self-assured and comfortable.


    Adam via text: "Re Giraffe at 1618 and Norwich's scouting: we also have Russell Martin & Chris Martin on our books... Very lazy scouting."

  73. 1630: 

    Sunderland again threaten as Matt Kilgallon rises in the box to head a free-kick well over the bar. It is decent spell this from the Black Cats but they will need to do more.

  74. 1629: 

    Signs of life from Sunderland as Sebastian Larsson rolls a corner out to Danny Rose and his low shot is saved by Mark Bunn. They are still second-best, though, at Carrow Road.

  75. 1627: 

    Just a minute or so after getting a goal back Alfreton scorer hits the bar with a scooped shot from inside the box. That is the third time the non-league side have hit the woodwork. this tie is still very much alive.


    Matt on Twitter: "I love Martin O' Neill but one up top hasn't been working all season. Too much to ask for Wickham to start? The Black cats look toothless."

  77. 1626:  
    Graham Taylor, BBC Radio 5 live at Carrow Road

    "Any team would have problems against Norwich on this start, but what worries me about Sunderland is that when they have the ball they do not look like causing any problems. They turn the ball over too easily and are struggling to get support up to Stephen Fletcher."

  78. 1625: 
    GOAL- Alfreton 2-3 Leyton Orient - Ben Tomlinson (52 mins)

    Game on in the FA Cup. Six minutes into the second half the non-league team get a goal back as a corner drops at the feet of Ben Tomlinson, who is able to turn a poke his shot into the net.

  79. 1624: 

    There is a moment of feistiness at Carrow Road as Phil Bardsley appears to use an arm to knock Wes Hoolahan off the ball near the Sunderland byline. The referee allows play to continue, though.


    Ralph Brooker via Twitter: "Un petit mot afin dire que je sois impatient pour le match entre les canaries et les chats noir. BBC est super chouette."


  81. 1621: 

    It is still 0-0 in Wales in the day's second Championship game between Cardiff and Sheffield Wednesday. It is nearly halfway through the second half.

  82. 1619: 

    The second half is under way at Alfreton, where the non-league side have a mountain to climb if they are to reach the FA Cup third-round and a tie at Hull. They trail Leyton Orient 3-1.

  83. 1618: 

    It is very hit and hope from Sunderland. Stephane Sessegnon illustrates this perfectly with a shot from 25 yards which he slices at least half a stand wide of goal.


    Angus in London: "Bassong has been immense since he joined Norwich! In unbelievable form."


    Giraffe on Twitter: "Norwich have two Bennetts, one Barnett, one Rudd and a Ruddy. Lazy scouting."

  86. 1614: 

    James McClean has a chance to impress today after being recalled by Sunderland but he won't do it with efforts like that as his overhead kick from the edge of the box goes well wide of goal. Style over substance.

  87. 1611:  
    Graham Taylor, BBC Radio 5 live at Carrow Road

    "Norwich fully deserve their lead. They have had a strangle hold on the game so far."

  88. 1607: 
    GOAL- Norwich 1-0 Sunderland - Sebastien Bassong (8 mins)

    Norwich have been the most positive and they are rewarded with an early lead. Danny Rose gives away another free-kick near the box for a foul on Steven Whittaker. Robert Snodgrass delivers, the ball glances off what appears to be the arm of Sunderland's Carlos Cuellar before being finished by the outstretched boot of Sebastien Bassong. It is delight for City but a body-blow for the Black Cats.

  89. 1607:  
    Graham Taylor, BBC Radio 5 live at Carrow Road

    "Norwich have started the brightest. They are moving the ball around very well and are looking to get at the Sunderland back four straight away."

  90. 1606: 

    Adam Johnson provides Sunderland's first effort on goal but he puts his angled shot from 20 yards into the stand.

  91. 1605: 

    Leyton Orient manager Russell Slade on ESPN: "We could have been two or three goals down not long after they got their first goal, but we hit back and I'm pleased with how we finished the half."

  92. 1605: 

    Norwich have started in positive mood, which is unsurprising considering their recent form. A replay shows they maybe should have had more to show for their efforts as Matt Kilgallon was clear holding Grant Holt when the early free-kick was swung in. I've seen penalties given for much less.

  93. 1604: 
    HALF-TIME- Alfreton 1-3 Leyton Orient
  94. 1604: 

    The resulting free-kick from Kilgallon's foul is swung into the box by Robert Snodgrass but headed clear by a Sunderland head, with Grant Holt offering a challenge.

  95. 1602: 

    The first card of the afternoon goes to Sunderland's Matt Kilgallon for pulling back Grant Holt as the striker looked to chase a through-ball.

  96. 1602:  
    BBC Radio 5 live

    MK Dons chairman Peter Winkelman: "I was disappointed with the fans who came on the pitch but they were joyously celebrating their goals. I have kept myself right out of the way today. Normally I am dancing down by pitchside because I really enjoy the matches here at Stadium MK. But I have had a lower profile today, football had to do the talking."

  97. 1600: 
    KICK-OFF- Norwich v Sunderland (16:00 GMT)
  98. 1559: 

    Dave Mooney almost completes his hat-trick for Leyton Orient as he ghosts past a couple of men in the box but sees his shot tipped over by home keeper Jon Stewart.

  99. 1556: 

    The players are out at Carrow Road. We've had to wait for some Premier League action today. Let's hope it was worth it.

  100. 1555: 
    Norwich v Sunderland (16:00 GMT)

    Norwich manager Chris Hughton was under pressure until his side's recent revival and he has come out in support of struggling Sunderland counterpart Martin O'Neill. Hughton says: "It's about trying to find the balances, but they've got a lot of good footballers...and I have no doubt with Martin at the helm they will start picking up the points that they want." O'Neill is confident he can improve his side's form. He says: "There is no such thing as a five or 10-year project anymore in management, but it takes a little bit of time. That's very, very obvious, but I expect it to be successful."

  101. 1551: 
    GOAL- Alfreton 1-3 Leyton Orient - Dave Mooney (36 mins)

    Orient are pulling away now. Lee Cook's cross from the left is a belter and hangs perfectly in the air for Dave Mooney to rise and slam into the net with his head. If Alfreton don't steady the ship now they could be on for a serious hiding.

  102. 1551: 
    Former Wales and Everton defender Kevin Ratcliffe at Cardiff City Stadium:

    "Cardiff will want more people in the box but maybe they should get their delivery in the area a bit sooner. Sheffield Wednesday have got things to work on defensively."

  103. 1550: 
    HALF-TIME- Cardiff 0-0 Sheffield Wednesday
  104. 1550: 

    Of course, today's Premier League game sees the return of Martin O'Neill to Carrow Road. The Sunderland gaffer was City manager from June to November 1995. He won six and lost four of 16 league games - they were sixth in the second-tier table when he left.

  105. 1545: 
    GOAL- Alfreton 1-2 Leyton Orient - Dave Mooney (30 mins)

    Orient have turned this game around. The equaliser gave them confidence to exert themselves and it enables them to take the lead as a corner from the right is glanced on by the head of Ben Tomlinson at the near post and falls to Dave Mooney at the back stick to volley home.


    Alan P, a passionate Mackem, via text: "Re @Will Dinsdale Alternatively if Sunderland win today and game in hand v Reading at SOL then they are comfortably mid table"

  107. 1543: 

    Alfreton look to quickly restore their lead against Leyton Orient but Nathan Arnold's hooked shot from the right flies across goal.

  108. 1543: 
    Norwich v Sunderland (16:00 GMT)

    Norwich go into the game against Sunderland full of confidence. They are unbeaten in their last seven Premier League matches - their longest unbeaten run since seven without defeat from January to February 1994. Chris Hughton's 13th-placed side have won all three home matches 1-0 during this period, including victories over Arsenal and Manchester United.

  109. 1540: 
    GOAL- Alfreton 1-1 Leyton Orient - Dean Cox (25 mins)

    That is more like it from the League One side. They've slowly battled their way back into the game and level through a cracking goal. Dean Cox collects the ball near the right byline and cuts back in past his marker before curling a shot into the far corner of the net.

  110. 1540: 

    It is a big game for Sunderland today at Carrow Road. The Black Cats have won just two of 21 league matches dating back to last season and find themselves just a point above the relegation zone. They will have to overturn recent history to get a win, though. The home side have won this fixture on the last six occasions with Sunderland's last league triumph at Carrow Road coming in a 3-1 win in March 1985.

  111. 1537: 
    Former Wales and Everton defender Kevin Ratcliffe at Cardiff City Stadium

    "It's getting a bit scrappy and there are some good battles out there as well."


    Carl Lawrence, Wigan, via text: "There's nothing like the distraction of the FA Cup draw to help a manager escape the limelight that is until you get an away draw to the team who just outclassed you in a league home match, unlucky Wenger."

  113. 1535: 
    LINE-UPS- Norwich v Sunderland (16:00 GMT)

    Norwich: Bunn, Whittaker, Bassong, Ryan Bennett, Garrido, Snodgrass, Tettey, Johnson, Pilkington, Hoolahan, Holt. Subs: Rudd, Martin, Howson, Jackson, Morison, Elliott Bennett, Barnett.

    Sunderland: Mignolet, Bardsley, Kilgallon, Cuellar, Rose, Johnson, Gardner, Larsson, McClean, Sessegnon, Fletcher. Subs: Westwood, Campbell, Wickham, McFadden, Colback, Vaughan, Bramble.

    Referee: Phil Dowd (Staffordshire)

  114. 1534: 

    Leyton Orient are hanging on here. Josh Law's free-kick hits the wall and loops up on to the crossbar. The non-league side could be 3-0 up against a League One side who have offered nothing.

  115. 1533: 

    In Wales, Sheffield Wednesday keeper Chris Kirkland saves a well-struck shot from Cardiff midfielder Jordon Mutch before Owls defender Miguel Llera clears the danger.

  116. 1532: 

    The woodwork denies Alfreton a second goal as Ben Tomlinson's low drive inside the box - after Orient's Ben Chorley had made a hash of his challenge - strikes the base of the post and flies away to safety.

  117. 1530: 
    Norwich v Sunderland (16:00 GMT)

    Norwich drew at Southampton on Wednesday and remain unchanged with keeper Mark Bunn again playing in place of the injured John Ruddy.

    Sunderland make one change from the goalless draw with QPR in midweek as James McClean replaces injured midfielder Lee Cattermole.

  118. 1528: 

    Leyton Orient look to hit back against Alfreton but Martin Rowlands' free-kick from 25 yards is rising from the moment it leaves his boot and probably won't be landing for a good 10 minutes.


    Will Dinsdale on Twitter: "I can't be the only one thinking that if S'land lose a couple big players in Jan, they'll be well and truly struggling"

    Ipswich fan Liam Ryder on Twitter: "Villa away! Cracking tie, one that we can definitely get a result from. Get back at Lambert too! Come on you blues!!!"

    LudaChris on Twitter: "Does the Third Round draw feel obliged to give Utd a Premier League team every year? Its become annual tradition."

    I remember them drawing Leeds - then of League One - at home in the third round in 2009-10 LudaChris. I remember that very well

  120. 1523:  
    BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    Former Everton and Wales defender Kevin Ratcliffe: "Great chances coming Cardiff's way at the moment and Sheffield Wednesday are under a huge amount of pressure."

  121. 1523: 

    Meanwhile, in Wales, Andrew Taylor fires over the bar for Cardiff City in the first minute after a fine break down the left by Craig Bellamy.

    The Owls' first chance comes when Mark Hudson brings down Chris O'Grady, but Miguel Liera fires the resultant free kick into the wall.

  122. 1522: 
    GOAL- Alfreton 1-0 Leyton Orient - Paul Clayton (4 mins)

    What a start from the non-league team. Within five minutes they lead as Paul Clayton starts a move that he darts into the box to finish following a neat pass into his stride. It was a cracking finish and gives Town a lead to reward their early positivity. On the hills next to the ground, one non-paying observer takes time to send a text. 'Watching FA Cup 4 free. LOL'.

  123. 1518: 

    An early bit of pressure from Alfreton as a corner is headed towards goal at the back post by Josh Law. Leyton Orient block the effort and then scramble clear.

  124. 1517: 

    Leyton Orient will benefit from the slope of the pitch in the first half against Alfreton. You've got to love the FA Cup.

  125. 1516: 
    KICK-OFF- Alfreton v Leyton Orient (15:15 GMT)
  126. 1515:  
    Simon Brotherton, Match of the Day commentator at Carrow RoadNorwich v Sunderland (16:00 GMT)

    "If you'd told me two months ago that Norwich would go on an unbeaten run of seven matches and that Arsenal and Manchester United would both leave Carrow Road empty handed, I wouldn't have believed you. It's quite a turnaround in fortunes for a team that had failed to win any of their first seven in the league. This week, it'll be a year since Martin O'Neill took charge at the Stadium of Light but, after a bright start, the team seems to have lost its way. Two wins from 13 this season leaves them just a point above the relegation zone and it's turning into an unexpectedly testing period in O'Neill's managerial career."

  127. 1513: 

    I'll also spend some of this hour building up to the day's only Premier League fixture as struggling Sunderland travel to in-form Norwich.

  128. 1511: 

    The game in Wales is already under way with 10 minutes gone but no goals as yet. Cardiff are looking to return to the top of the Championship, with Sheffield Wednesday aiming to exit the relegation zone.

    The game at Alfreton kicks off at 15:15 GMT.

  129. 1509: 

    So, on to the day's second FA Cup tie, between Conference National side Alfreton Town and League One outfit Leyton Orient, and Championship match, with Cardiff facing Sheffield Wednesday.

  130. 1504: 

    Rangers are heading for the fifth round of the Scottish Cup. They lead 3-0 against Elgin, with Dean Shiels, Kevin Kyle and Kal Naismith getting the goals. The closing stages of this and the tie between Hibernian and Hearts can be followed via a text commentary from BBC Scotland.

  131. 1502: 
    Hastings midfielder Lee Carey:

    "We were hoping for a big Premier League team but Middlesbrough is a great tie for us."

  132. 1500:  
    Steve Claridge, BBC Sport

    "I'm not looking at the big boys. Cheltenham/Hereford against Everton and Lincoln/Mansfield against Liverpool stand out for me. That's what the FA Cup is all about."

  133. 1459: 
    LINE-UPS- Alfreton v Leyton Orient (15:15 GMT)

    Alfreton Town: Stewart, Law, Kempson, Killock, Franklin, Meadows, Bradley, Streete, Arnold, Clayton, Tomlinson. Subs: Barnes, Quinn, Brown, Denton, Russell, Worsfold, Emerton.

    Leyton Orient: Allsop, Odubajo, Chorley, Baudry, Alex Smith, Cox, Rowlands, James, Cook, Lisbie, Mooney. Subs: Jones, McSweeney, Cuthbert, Griffith, Symes, Jimmy Smith, Brunt.

    Referee: Robert Madley (West Yorkshire)

  134. 1458: 
    LINE-UPS- Cardiff v Sheffield Wednesday (15:00 GMT)

    Cardiff: Marshall, Connolly, Hudson, Turner, Taylor, Bellamy, Conway, Kim, Mutch, Whittingham, Helguson. Subs: Lewis, McNaughton, Cowie, Gestede, Gunnarsson, Mason, Lappin.

    Sheff Wed: Kirkland, Buxton, Taylor, Helan, Llera, Antonio, Lines, Mayor, Prutton, O'Grady, Sidibe. Subs: Bywater, Madine, Jermaine Johnson, Rodri, McCabe, Lee, Jones.

    Referee: Graham Scott (Oxfordshire)

  135. 1457: 

    So there you have it. Which ties tickle your fancy? West Ham v Manchester United stands out. As does Swansea v Arsenal, especially after the result at the Emirates yesterday. The other all Premier League ties see Southampton host Chelsea and QPR take on West Brom. Lincoln and Mansfield have a big reward when they face off for the right to host Liverpool in round three, while Tottenham and Coventry clash in a repeat of the 1987 final. Ties are played on the 5th and 6th of January.

  136. 1441: 

    Crystal Palace v Stoke

    Brighton v Newcastle

    Tottenham v Coventry City

    Wigan v Bournemouth

    Fulham v Blackpool

    Aston Villa v Ipswich

    Charlton v Huddersfield

    Barrow or Macclesfield v Cardiff

    Barnsley v Burnley

    Manchester City v Watford

    Swansea v Arsenal

    Leicester v Burton

    Millwall v Preston

    Cheltenham or Hereford v Everton

    Derby v Tranmere

    Crawley v Reading

    Aldershot v Rotherham or Notts County

    Middlesbrough v Harrogate or Hastings

    Accrington Stanley or Oxford v Sheffield United

    Southampton v Chelsea

    QPR v West Brom

    Peterborough v Norwich

    Lincoln or Mansfield v Liverpool

    Bolton v Sunderland

    Nottingham Forest v Oldham

    West Ham v Manchester United

    Hull v Alfreton or Leyton Orient

    Blackburn v Bristol City

    Leeds v Birmingham

    Bury or Southend v Bradford or Brentford

    Luton v Wolves

    Sheffield Wednesday v MK Dons

  137. 1440: 

    Here we go. FA Cup third-round draw...

  138. 1438: 

    MK Dons manager Karl Robinson: "It was a remarkable Cup tie, that was English football at its best with with two teams putting everything into it. Dave Martin made a great save to keep us in it and then we went down the other end to win it.

    "We played our football, but also showed that we can roll up our sleeves and get down and fight when we need to. It is two young clubs and both sets of fans showed just how much it means to them."


    Jim via text: "I hope MK enjoy their victory - it may make up for the fact that they will never be accepted into the wider footballing community."

    Alex via text: "Despite the result, the club and the fans did themselves proud in a tough and emotional day."

  140. 1436: 

    How different it could have been at Stadium MK had Steven Gregory put away his late chance? AFC Wimbledon could be looking forward towards a potential plum third-round draw. One David Martin save and a Jon Otsemobor winner later and it is MK Dons celebrating and AFC Wimbledon crestfallen.

    Coming up very shortly, the draw for the FA Cup third round. Don't go anywhere.

  141. 1433:  
    Steve Claridge, BBC Radio 5 live at Stadium MK

    "It took a while to get going but we had everything in the final 10 minutes."

  142. 1433:  
    BBC Radio 5 live

    Former Wimbledon player and manager Dave Bassett: "When Wimbledon scored their goal you would have expected MK to change but they were slow and predictable. They were going backward and sideways with their passes too often. They didn't do anything quicker and it looked like Wimbledon would get their draw, in fact Wimbledon had a great chance to win the game. But that is Cup football."

  143. 1430:  
    Kevin Gallacher, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra pundit at Turf Moor

    "Burnley were better in first half but, in the second half, a piece of striking genius from Jordan Rhodes in the only thing he did all game put Blackburn in front before the home side equalised. There's not a lot of positives for Rovers manager Henning Berg to take out of that but there are more for Burnley boss Sean Dyche."

  144. 1427: 

    A dignified, muted celebration from MK Dons manager Karl Robinson, who embraces AFC Wimbledon boss Neil Ardley. The celebrations are less muted in the stands where the MK Dons fans are jubilant. The away support remains united in support for their team, who came so close to dragging MK Dons back to Kingston upon Thames kicking and screaming.

  145. 1425: 
    FULL-TIME- Burnley 1-1 Blackburn

    Henry on Twitter: "From heartbreak to complete utter earth shattering heartbreak for AFC fans, what a finish to this match."

    Dan on Twitter: "MK Dons may have won the battle. But the fact AFC Wimbledon exist and are at this level shows who has won the war."

  147. 1424: 
    FULL-TIME- MK Dons 2-1 AFC Wimbledon
  148. 1424: 

    We're deep into injury time at Stadium MK. AFC Wimbledon pushing for the latest of levellers. Huw Johnson launches a throw in to the box but Alan Smith hammers clear.

  149. 1423:  
    BBC Radio 5 live

    Ian Dennis at Stadium MK: "They are going to have to have a look at the stewarding in the aftermath of this match. After two of the three goals we have had people on the pitch."

  150. 1420: 
    GOAL- MK Dons 2-1 AFC Wimbledon - Jon Otsemobor (92 mins)

    Utter joy for MK Dons. Utter heartbreak for AFC Wimbledon. With 92 minutes on the clock MK Dons have a corner, which the away side clear. But the ball is fired back in by Zeli Ismail and then diverted into the net by the cheekiest of flicks from Jon Otsemobor. The home players charge into a mass huddle of celebration by their own bench.

  151. 1420: 

    Gregory has an opportunity to win it for AFC Wimbledon, taking advantage of a defensive mix up from MK Dons, but his low shot is pushed round the post by David Martin. What a moment that would have been!

  152. 1419:  
    Steve Claridge, BBC Radio 5 live at Stadium MK

    "There is a real lack or urgency from the MK Dons players. You would think we are in the first five minutes rather than the last."

  153. 1416: 
    GOAL- Burnley 1-1 Blackburn - Sam Vokes (89 mins)

    Barely two minutes to play and Burnley pull themselves level as Sam Vokes gets his head to a free-kick and gives Blackburn keeper Paul Robinson no chance. The home fans erupt at Turf Moor. There are four minutes left. The home side will fancy a winner now.

  154. 1416: 

    Stephen Gleeson is caught by Steven Gregory and MK Dons have a free-kick 35 yards from goal. Shaun Williams floats in a cross and Antony Kay gets his head to it but he is under pressure and cannot steer his effort towards goal.


    Charlie Miller via text: "If Wimbledon didn't want this game to happen once, they are making a damned good effort to make it happen twice."

  156. 1414: 

    That is a nasty challenge from AFC Wimbledon's Toby Ajala, who slides in late on Dean Lewington and deservedly gets a booking. Five minutes left to play. 1-1.


    Neil McCutcheon on Twitter: "Never in the history of football has one game united fans of different clubs in support of one team."

  158. 1411: 

    Eight minutes to go at Turf Moor and Blackburn Rovers are looking relatively comfortable against East Lancashire rivals Burnley. They lead 1-0 thanks to Jordan Rhodes' goal.


    BBC Sport's Jacqui Oatley on Twitter: "The vibe I got at AFC Wimbledon this week was a replay would be a nightmare. Offering hospitality to MK Dons, worry about fan trouble, etc."

  160. 1410: 

    Nice play from AFC Wimbledon provides a headed chance for Charlie Strutton, who puts his effort on to the roof of the net. The flag was up, though, for offside against the striker.

  161. 1409: 

    AFC Wimbledon make a change of their own with Huw Johnson on for Luke Moore. We're into the last 10 minutes at Stadium MK.

  162. 1408: 

    Former Leeds, Manchester United and Newcastle striker Alan Smith joins the action at Stadium MK, replacing Ryan Lowe. He is just back from suspension. Which won't surprise many people.


    Mark Jones on Twitter: "Jack Midson doing a great impression of Keith Houchen in the 1987 FA Cup Final there."

    Neil Harris on Twitter: "What odds a Wimbledon winner followed by them drawing Liverpool in the 3rd round? #romanceofthecup"

  164. 1405: 

    No sign yet of Burnley forcing an equaliser against Blackburn, who are keeping it very tight following Jordan Rhodes' opening goal. The game is edging towards the final 10 minutes at Turf Moor.

  165. 1404: 

    BBC Sport's Chris Osborne at Stadium MK: "AFC fans pouring on to the pitch was symbolic of their emotions through the last 10 years boiling over. However, it was unsavoury and the stewards did a grand job of restoring order."

  166. 1404:  
    Steve Claridge, BBC Radio 5 live at Stadium MK

    "Don't MK Dons need another striker on? I know that Luke Chadwick is playing just off Ryan Lowe, but there is so little space for him and they are struggling to get support into the striker. They need extra personnel up there and to get people running beyond. They are playing in front of Wimbledon at the moment and are too predictable."

  167. 1403: 

    Huge roars of anger from the AFC Wimbledon fans as Charlie Strutton, who has just come on for Byron Harrison, is floored by MK Dons defender Antony Kay as he looked to chase a ball forward. The referee doesn't feel it was infringement, though.

  168. 1402: 

    The game is there for the taking at Stadium MK with about 15 minutes left to play. AFC Wimbledon had a promising spell after being buoyed by their equaliser but it is a more even contest now.

  169. 1359: 

    The ball is in the net at Stadium MK as Ryan Lowe side-foots in on the volley after Zeli Ismail had got on to a Dean Bowditch forward pass to cross. The flag is up, though, against Ismail to cut short the home cheers and provoke mocking in return from the away fans.

  170. 1355: 
    GOAL- Burnley 0-1 Blackburn - Jordan Rhodes (68 mins)

    They've been second best for much of the game at Turf Moor but Blackburn take the lead with 25 minutes to go. £8m striker Jordan Rhodes delivers again as he dives in to head home Mauro Formica's cross. The Blackburn fans are jubilant.


    Jo Tongue on Twitter: "Where were you when you were us?" #afcwimbledon fans to #mkdons."

  172. 1354: 

    About 25 minutes to go at Stadium MK and the home side have identified the need for a change. Zeli Ismail replaces Angelo Balanta.

  173. 1352:  
    BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    Former Burnley midfielder David Eyres: "Josh King is not afraid to run at the Burnley defenders and he has improved Blackburn since coming on."

  174. 1352: 

    That goal has changed this tie. AFC Wimbledon are in the ascendancy now and Toby Ajala twice looks to charge past his marker but to no avail. MK Dons look nervy.

  175. 1351:  
    Steve Claridge, BBC Radio 5 live at Stadium MK

    "It a great move and a superb finish. They have moved the ball really well, but it is their first decent move really. Before that there was no discernable difference to their play, conceding the possession to MK Dons. Now we have a Cup tie and a half on our hands."

  176. 1350: 

    Goalscorer Jack Midson also picked up a booking in the aftermath to the goal, which may have been for celebrating too keenly with the crowd behind the goal.

  177. 1347: 
    GOAL- MK Dons 1-1 AFC Wimbledon - Jack Midson (59 mins)

    Pandemonium at Stadium MK. Jack Midson plays the ball out wide before bursting into the box to meet Curtis Osano's cross with a superb diving header that beats David Martin. The AFC Wimbledon fans go wild with some pouring on to the pitch to boos from the home support. They are soon ushered back off but not before they have had a moment or two to enjoy themselves.

  178. 1346: 

    AFC Wimbledon have the chance to create something from a centrally-placed free-kick but Will Antwi is unable to get a decent header to Stacy Long's delivery and MK Dons clear.

  179. 1344: 

    BBC Sport's Chris Osborne at Stadium MK: "There's already a bit more zip to the second half. MK Dons could be out of sight already with Neil Sullivan touching Ryan Lowe's effort around the post and Dean Bowditch somehow hitting the side netting with the goal gaping. AFC have to wake up and soon."

  180. 1344: 

    In an attempt to improve things at Turf Moor, Blackburn make a change with Joshua King replacing Morten Gamst Pedersen.

  181. 1343: 

    Blackburn have slightly improved at Turf Moor but not enough to pose a serious threat to Burnley, who remain the team most likely to break the deadlock. It remains 0-0.


    Ian via text: "Are there no Kingstonian fans rich enough to hire a plane?! 'We want our Kingstonian back!'. Stop romanticising 'afc'"

  183. 1341: 

    MK Dons have started the second half well and twice come close to doubling their lead as Dean Bowditch finds Angelo Balanta on the left side of the box and his shot deflects just past the near post off Will Antwi. Soon after, Neil Sullivan's punch out from a cross falls to Bowditch but his swivel shot flies wide.

  184. 1337: 

    MK Dons' Stephen Gleeson looks to bang in another screamer from range but he gets it wrong this time and his shot swerves well, well wide of goal.

  185. 1335: 

    MK Dons first-team coach and former Arsenal striker Ian Wright tells ITV: "Neil Sullivan is 42 and it is a chilly day. Is his agility still there? We have not tested him enough. Some of our players have not been sharp enough and the manager has let them know that. We can't get despondent, because they are set out to frustrate us."

  186. 1335: 

    Stephen Gleeson is caught high near the edge of the AFC Wimbledon box by Luke Moore, who gets a booking. It is a dangerous area to concede a free-kick and Dean Lewington almost punishes the visitors with a shot that Neil Sullivan punches behind. The resulting corner comes to nothing.

  187. 1333: 
    KICK-OFF - SECOND HALF- Burnley 0-0 Blackburn
  188. 1333: 
    KICK-OFF - SECOND HALF- MK Dons 1-0 AFC Wimbledon
  189. 1331: 

    BBC Sport's Chris Osborne at Stadium MK: "Things just got lively. MK bypass the solid AFC defensive line by smashing in a 30-yard pearler from the boot of Stephen Gleeson. AFC will have to adjust their approach in the second half as they listen to MK fans tell them 'you're getting beat by a franchise'."

  190. 1330:  
    BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    Former Burnley midfielder David Eyres: "Burnley boss Sean Dyche will be applauding the lads and the only thing that has been missing from the home side is a goal. Blackburn have looked lacklustre and have keeper Paul Robinson to thank for keeping it level."


    Paul in Stadium MK via text: "Playing like this there's no doubt that AFC are the true Wimbledon ,hit-and-hope long ball."

    JP in Notts via text: "If MK win this tie it will never justify what they did to Wimbledon. And even if AFC win it won't erase the pain...but it'll help."

  192. 1327:  
    Kevin Gallacher, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra pundit at Turf Moor

    "Blackburn boss Henning Herg has got to look at his own side. Rovers are playing in straight lines and that makes it easy for Burnley. There is a whole lot that Henning has to get from his side because at the moment Burnley are the better side."

  193. 1326:  
    Steve Claridge, BBC Radio 5 live at Stadium MK

    "It was a laborious half of football, but in the end I think that AFC Wimbledon just ended up sitting a bit too deep and paid the price with that special strike."

  194. 1324:  
    BBC Radio 5 live

    Ian Dennis, BBC Radio 5 live at Stadium MK: "When that goal went in, the cry of 'Who are you?' went up from the home fans. As one all the AFC Wimbledon fans raised their blue and yellow scarves as if to say 'We are Wimbledon'."

  195. 1323: 

    Well, over the two games that kicked off at 12:30 we were made a long time for a goal but what a belter it was when it finally came. Stephen Gleeson's long-range strike was a rifled, rising monster of a strike. Shame about the music played over the PA system straight after, though. I've always preferred the sound of cheering myself and that goal deserved the applause.

  196. 1319: 
    HALF-TIME- Burnley 0-0 Blackburn
  197. 1319:  
    Steve Claridge, BBC Radio 5 live at Stadium MK

    "That was the only way you could see it happen. It was very similar to when MK Dons beat Cambridge City in the Cup, and they came to sit and were undone by two splendid goals. No-one comes and closes Gleeson down but it is a marvellous, marvellous strike."

  198. 1318: 
    HALF-TIME- MK Dons 1-0 AFC Wimbledon

    The goal could not have been better timed. MK Dons go in at the break with a lead they have been made to work extremely hard for.

  199. 1316: 
    GOAL- MK Dons 1-0 AFC Wimbledon - Stephen Gleeson (45 mins)

    It was looking increasingly likely it was going to need a mistake or something special to break the deadlock at Stadium MK. And boy have we just had the latter. Stephen Gleeson is teed up 25 yards from goal and his strike is an absolute belter that rockets high into the top corner of the net. There isn't a keeper in the world that would have stopped that.

  200. 1314: 

    MK Dons continue to press forward but again AFC Wimbledon have the answers as Dean Lewington's angled cross from the left is claimed low down at the second attempt by Neil Sullivan.

  201. 1312:  
    Steve Claridge, BBC Radio 5 live at Stadium MK

    "I think that MK Dons are going to have to put another man up front. Ryan Lowe has made little impact up front and they have made very little inroads down the flanks. I think that they need more of a target man to aim at and try and disrupt AFC Wimbledon because they are being contained relatively easily."

  202. 1312: 

    There is a bit more on-field action occurring at Turf Moor where Blackburn keeper Paul Robinson has again been called on to save his side by tipping a Martin Paterson curling shot round the post.

  203. 1311: 

    The game at Stadium MK really needs a goal. It is very lively in the stands but a bit flat on the pitch as the AFC Wimbledon defensive discipline is cancelling out the MK Dons attacking attempts.

  204. 1308:  
    Steve Claridge, BBC Radio 5 live at Stadium MK

    "AFC Wimbledon have been very professional. They all have their designated men and spaces to mark and have done so diligently. There is a lack of tempo to the match that has allowed them to get back into position and they have great shape. MK Dons need to keep the width to their play and keep plugging away."


    BBC Sport's Chris Osborne on Twitter from Stadium MK: "A rendition of "stand up if you love the Dons" from MK fans gets roundly booed by the AFC contingent."

  206. 1306:  
    BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    Former Burnley midfielder David Eyres: "We just need to see some quality in the final third. Burnley are looking the better while Blackburn seem a bit subdued."

  207. 1306: 

    Burnley apply more pressure at Turf Moor and Blackburn keeper Paul Robinson is twice called on to save home efforts. The former England man palms away a Ross Wallace 25-yard shot before then saving a header from Charlie Austin.

  208. 1304: 

    The first 30 minutes have not really lived up to the hype at Stadium MK. AFC Wimbledon have clearly come to stop the home side playing and trying to grab something. Neil Ardley's side are camped in their own half and leaving the onus on MK Dons to break them down. So far, they have failed to do so.

  209. 1300: 

    Meanwhile, at Turf Moor, a driven Kevin Trippier ball finds its way to the far post and Burnley striker Charlie Austin, who controls and shoots but Blackburn defender Scott Dann produces a vital block.

  210. 1300: 

    Not that the game at Stadium MK needed a bad tackle to raise the volume, but it has just got it as Will Antwi catches Shaun Williams following the breakdown of a short corner routine from AFC Wimbledon. No card is shown, though.

  211. 1257: 

    AFC Wimbledon are heavy numbers in front of their own box and the lack of space is proving a tough obstacle for MK Dons. The home side come forward through Stephen Gleeson but he is crowded out.

  212. 1255:  
    Steve Claridge, BBC Radio 5 live at Stadium MK

    "The problem for AFC Wimbledon is that they have no outlet, no attacking threat at all. Their only option is to clear and concede possession back to MK Dons. Their first thought is to get men behind the ball, rather than having anyone running beyond. To play like that for 90 minutes, is very difficult."

  213. 1255: 

    BBC Sport's Chris Osborne: "This is definitely the rowdiest Stadium MK has ever been. Neither set of fans has stopped singing. The chants have remained feisty but acceptable. Not much to talk of on the pitch. The most memorable moments have been when a plane chartered by AFC Wimbledon fans has flown over carrying a sign saying 'We Are Wimbledon'."

  214. 1253: 

    MK Dons are having a good spell in the FA Cup tie at Stadium MK and swing in a couple of crosses from the left. However, AFC Wimbledon defensive duo Will Antwi and Yado Mambo stand firm to see off the pressure with a header each.

  215. 1252:  
    BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    Former Burnley midfielder David Eyres: "At times, Burnley have got good opportunities to get the ball in the box but have not done so. If they can get that service to Charlie Austin then Burnley can get those goals."

  216. 1251: 

    Burnley are having the best of it against Blackburn in the East Lancashire derby at Turf Moor. Chris McCann puts a shot wide for the home side from a promising position in the box.

  217. 1249: 

    Angelo Balanta comes within a yard or two of giving MK Dons the lead against AFC Wimbledon. The on-loan QPR striker takes a touch on the edge of the box and curls his shot just wide.


    Andy Morley on Twitter: "Football franchises vs Football ideals underway: come on Wimbledon, this is battle for what remains of football's withered soul."

    Oli Worth on Twitter: "MK v. Wimbledon isn't a 'grudge match' or a 'rivalry', it's a match that shouldn't exist against a club that shouldn't exist."

    Declan McKeown on Twitter: "AFC Wimbledon fans need to settle down with all this "I feared this day would come" stuff, you're not going in for heart surgery."

  219. 1248: 

    With kick-off rapidly approaching in the first of the day's Scottish Cup games between Rangers and Elgin I should point out that you can follow this via another text commentary on our Scotland pages. Thomas McGuigan is the man to guide you through all the action.

  220. 1245: 
    Ian Dennis, BBC Radio 5 live at Stadium MK

    "That airbourne banner has been cheered by the visiting fans and roundly booed by the home fans. It is still hovering around."

  221. 1245: 

    MK Dons just starting to settle down and play now. They almost create something but Luke Chadwick's final ball is a bit too strong in the box. Then, down the other end, Byron Harrison chases a long ball forward and is only denied by a clearing header from home keeper David Martin, who had rushed out of his box.

  222. 1242:  
    Steve Claridge, BBC Radio 5 live at Stadium MK

    "Byron Harrison is alone up front for Wimbledon and even he is being called back to carry out some defensive duties. It is very much a rearguard action from the visitors. They will want to keep it tight and play their way into the match."

  223. 1242: 

    The first chance at Turf Moor goes to Burnley as Ross Wallace blazes a shot over from the edge of the box.

  224. 1241: 

    There is a plane flying over Stadium MK hauling a banner with the words "We are Wimbledon", referring to the team in blue. Meanwhile, on the pitch AFC Wimbledon have a corner but the home side do well to clear.

  225. 1239: 

    MK Dons have the first effort on goal as Jon Otsemobor darts in at the back post to meet a free-kick from the right but his header is saved by AFC Wimbledon's on-loan keeper Neil Sullivan. You may remember him. Starting his career and playing 12 seasons... for Wimbledon.

  226. 1237: 

    No goalmouth action to speak of yet at Turf Moor. It is frenetic stuff, though. Shock.

  227. 1236:  
    Kevin Gallacher, BBC 5 live sports extra pundit at Turf Moor

    "Normally, you see a game of chess in the first 10-15 minutes but not in this game. You try to turn the defences and see if they can handle it."


    Richard Miller on text: "Being an old Wimbledon season ticket holder. I have dreaded this day. But now that its here, lets hope football is the winner."

    Ned, Cardiff fan on text: "Big game in the capital of Wales today. A win takes us top, but it's also the return of Dave Jones! Three points please Mr Mackay!"

  229. 1234: 

    First effort in anger from the home side at Stadium MK as Dean Lewington has a pop from outside the area but his effort rises over the bar.

  230. 1232: 

    As you'd expect, there is plenty of noise in Stadium MK from both sets of fans. AFC Wimbledon have the first half chance as home keeper David Martin flaps at a ball forward to give Byron Harrison a sniff before recovering to claim.

  231. 1231: 
    KICK-OFF- Burnley v Blackburn (12:30 GMT)
  232. 1231: 
    KICK-OFF- MK Dons v AFC Wimbledon (12:30 GMT)

    Henry on Twitter: "AFC Wimbledon v MK Dons, the drama and storylines here are much bigger than El Classico."

  234. 1229:  
    BBC Radio 5 live

    MK Dons chairman Pete Winkelman: "It is not easy to be the demon of English football. I made decisions in the past that have upset people but I have to live with them. I feel sorry if the AFC fans don't come because I think that it is the players who suffer. I feel that we are the direct descendents of Wimbledon, both us and AFC are born out of the heritage of Wimbledon.

    "I think we have found a lot of Wimbledon fans who didn't exist when they were in the football league - the romanticism caught people's imagination. I didn't invent the idea of the move, but I accept responsibility of that. I can feel pretty bad about that, but I don't want my club and my club's fans to feel bad about it. We should be judged on what we have done since, not history."

  235. 1228: 

    The teams are in the tunnel at Stadium MK. It is MK Dons v AFC Wimbledon, League One v League Two, enemy v enemy. Kick-off is about two minutes away.

  236. 1227:  
    BBC Radio 5 live

    Former Wimbledon player and manager Dave Bassett: "A lot of people in Wimbledon are emotional and you can understand it. Players and managers and come and go, but this is their club. Wimbledon started to go wonky when Sam Hammam took them to Selhurst Park. Then the Norwegians came in, didn't understand Wimbledon and found they were hemorrhaging money.

    "What Wimbledon have to celebrate is that they have been promoted six times in nine years. If the fans had had the money to take charge of Wimbledon as it was it might have gone the other way. They should let MK Dons get on with it, it is 90 miles away and the two sets of people do not come into contact."

  237. 1226: 
    Burnley v Blackburn (12:30 GMT)

    Burnley make one change from draw at Barnsley with midfielder Dean Marney returning from suspension and replacing Marvin Bartley.

    Blackburn lost to Bolton last time out and manager Henning Berg makes three changes. Midfielder Jason Lowe, winger Morten Gamst Pedersen and striker Colin Kazim-Richards come in for Dickson Etuhu, Josh King and Ruben Rochina.

  238. 1225: 

    Neil Ardley has a unique role in the middle of today's FA Cup tie. He is former Wimbledon midfielder with 300 appearances to his name and now manages AFC Wimbledon. Just don't tell him he ever played for MK Dons, as this piece in the Guardian shows.

  239. 1223: 

    The banners are plentiful at Stadium MK, and I'd be surprised if there was a complimentary one amongst them.

  240. 1222: 

    Stuart Murdoch had only one managerial job during his career; it lasted 29 months and started in Wimbledon and ended in Milton Keynes. BBC Sport's Chris Osbourne spoke to the man himself about today's FA Cup tie and you can read about it on this site.

  241. 1220: 

    We are somewhat front-loaded with feistiness today thanks to the 12:30 GMT kick-offs at Stadium MK and Turf Moor. However, there are three other games from England and a couple of Scottish Cup matches to follow. Alfreton take on Leyton Orient in the FA Cup from 15:15, Cardiff host Sheffield Wednesday in the Championship at 15:00, it is Rangers v Elgin and Hibs v Hearts (which should give us a boost of rivalry-based passion) and, finally, Norwich v Sunderland (16:00), between whom I believe relations are relatively cordial.


    Dave via text: "Sad day for football. Hope Wimbledon fans and their club stay dignified in a game that shouldn't be happening against a club that shouldn't exist. Shame on the FA."

    Nick Marsden Rugby via text: "Big game for Blackburn. Lose to Burnley then Berg's management will be called into question."

  243. 1218: 

    You may remember that Wimbledon (before they became MK Dons... you know, the Crazy Gang) won the FA Cup in 1988. It could be argued this means MK Dons are a former winner of the competition. But you try telling the AFC Wimbledon fans that. If you want to read the backstory of the Wimbledon/MK Dons/AFC Wimbledon affair you can via this piece by BBC Sport's Graham Chase.

  244. 1216: 
    LINE-UPS- Burnley v Blackburn (12:30 GMT)

    Burnley: Grant, Trippier, Duff, Shackell, Mee, Marney, Stock, McCann, Wallace, Austin, Paterson. Subs: Jensen, Lafferty, Vokes, Stanislas, Ings, Edgar, Bartley.

    Blackburn: Robinson, Henley, Grant Hanley, Dann, Martin Olsson, Formica, Murphy, Lowe, Pedersen, Kazim-Richards, Rhodes. Subs: Kean, Givet, Dunn, Markus Olsson, King, Rochina, Vukcevic.

    Referee: Lee Mason (Lancashire)


    Rob Fisher on Twitter: "Despite growing up mostly in MK, I'll be cheering on AFC Wimbledon later! Wishing all the AFC fans the best on a tough day!"

  246. 1214: 
    LINE-UPS- MK Dons v AFC Wimbledon (12:30 GMT)

    Milton Keynes Dons: Martin, Otsemobor, Kay, Williams, Lewington, Gleeson, Potter, Bowditch, Chadwick, Balanta, Lowe. Subs: McLoughlin, Doumbe, MacDonald, Smith, Chicksen, Sekajja, Ismail.

    AFC Wimbledon: Sullivan, Osano, Fenlon, Antwi, Mambo, Luke Moore, Gregory, Long, Ajala, Harrison, Midson. Subs: Jaimez-Ruiz, Balkestein, Mitchel-King, McNaughton, Johnson, Strutton, Djilali.

    Referee: Scott Mathieson (Cheshire)

  247. 1212: 

    With such a flurry of footballing emotions flying around I'm expecting our text inbox and Twitter feed to take a hammering. So if you want to contribute your own opinion/passion/vitriol then text us on 81111 (UK only) or tweet us using the hashtag #bbcfootball. But please keep it clean. And sane.

  248. 1210: 

    If you thought all the raw football emotion was reserved for Stadium MK today then think again. East Lancashire will be positively jumping with derby ferocity from half 12 as Burnley host rivals Blackburn in a match recently installed Rovers boss Henning Berg has described as unmatched in intensity and atmosphere. It's grudge Sunday people, strap yourselves in.

  249. 1207: 

    In contrast, MK Dons boss Karl Robinson has revealed he danced around his house when the second round draw offered his side the chance to face AFC Wimbledon. "I was made up. I did a dance around the living room in excitement," Robinson told BBC Three Counties Radio. MK Dons chairman Pete Winkelman described it as "potentially fantastic" after the draw was made.

    As you've probably gathered by now, this is no ordinary Cup tie.

  250. 1205: 

    To illustrate just how raw the emotions are for those invested in today's FA Cup tie between MK Dons and AFC Wimbledon, some fans of the latter have refused to attend the tie. Wimbledon Independent Supporters' Association chairman Simon Wheeler told BBC Sport: "I won't be going because I vowed never to set foot there. Emotions would be far too raw and I won't give any income to that football club so I'll watch at Kingsmeadow or go to a garden centre or something."

    In addition, AFC Wimbledon boss Neil Ardley - who played 300 times for Wimbledon before they became MK Dons - chose not to scout his side's opponents for fear of "stoking anything up".

  251. 1200: 

    Nine years ago, a football precedent was set as Wimbledon upped sticks and moved 54 miles to Milton Keynes to be renamed as MK Dons. As you can imagine, this didn't go down well with most Wimbledon fans. Their response? To set up their own club called AFC Wimbledon.

    There was an inevitability that one day these two clubs would meet and that the occasion would be one not to miss. Well, today is the day as the FA Cup second round plays host to one of the most intriguing, divisive, emotional contests in the competition's history.

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No movement 2 Man City 30 34 61
No movement 3 Arsenal 30 27 60
No movement 4 Man Utd 30 25 59
No movement 5 Liverpool 30 12 54
No movement 6 Southampton 30 21 53
No movement 7 Tottenham 30 5 53
No movement 8 Swansea 30 -4 43
No movement 9 West Ham 30 3 42
No movement 10 Stoke 30 -3 42
No movement 11 Crystal Palace 30 -5 36
No movement 12 Newcastle 30 -15 35
No movement 13 Everton 30 -4 34
No movement 14 West Brom 30 -12 33
No movement 15 Hull 30 -12 28
No movement 16 Aston Villa 30 -20 28
No movement 17 Sunderland 30 -21 26
No movement 18 Burnley 30 -23 25
No movement 19 QPR 30 -23 22
No movement 20 Leicester 29 -21 19