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Live text commentary as Manchester United and Arsenal win FA Cup replays, while Southampton draw at Chelsea in the Premier League.

16 January 2013 Last updated at 22:32 GMT

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  1. 2230: 

    That's us done for the night then. Pop back to us at the weekend for all the usual live text gold - plus, it's only the start of the Africa Cup of Nations. Bonus.

  2. 2227: 

    Check out Luke Shaw's run and assist for Southampton's equaliser. Brilliant.

  3. 2226: 

    Southampton defender Luke Shaw on Twitter: "What a result away to the European champions! Would take a point there any day! Fans were unreal again!"

  4. 2221: 
    FA CUP FOURTH ROUND

    The draw is now complete:

    Millwall v Aston Villa

    Stoke v Man City

    Bolton v Everton

    Brighton v Arsenal

    Derby v Blackburn

    Huddersfield v Leicester

    Hull v Barnsley

    Macclesfield v Wigan

    Middlesbrough v Aldershot

    Norwich v Luton

    QPR v MK Dons

    Reading v Sheff Utd

    Man Utd v Fulham

    Brentford v Chelsea

    Leeds United v Tottenham

    Oldham v Liverpool

  5. 2215: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Des in Chessington on text: "Tonight showed why Ryan Giggs will be classed as a 'great' player and in my mind Rooney a very good player. So much quality about his Giggs' game. He was brilliant tonight! 39 and can still waltz past 2-3 players. Rooney can't get past 1!

    "Nani, Anderson, Buttner & Valencia are squad players at best. They are so far behind the first team line-up - they should be cleaning the boots of Rio, Carrick, Kagawa & Evra. Also - RVP, the penalties are all yours!"

  6. 2213: 

    Has Sam Allardyce talked himself into a spot of bother there?

  7. 2212: 
    Man Utd 1-0 West Ham

    West Ham manager Sam Allardyce: "We should have had a penalty. The difference is that Jordan Spence plays for West Ham and Rafael plays for Manchester United at Old Trafford. The incidents are the same. If you give one you've got to give both, simple as that."

  8. 2210: 

    Stoke striker Michael Owen on Twitter: "Jack Wilshere and Ryan Giggs have been different class in tonight's games. Certain players are just playing a different game to the rest."

  9. 2209: 

    Manchester United fans, do you think Wayne Rooney should be taken off penalty duty from now on? Apparently he's missed 10 spot kicks for the club now. That seems an awful lot. Bring back Denis Irwin...

  10. 2209: 
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    Mike from Wirral on text: "Re: Scholes's yellow card. No, not everybody laughs. He's been doing this for years. He does exactly what players like Lee Cattermole get vilified for in the press whereas he's somehow absolutely immune to it. Frankly, he should have had a lot more red cards in his career than he has received."

    Kenny from Belfast on text: "That was nasty, deliberately so, from Scholes, because he led with his left foot to catch the man even though the ball was going to his right."

    James on text: "One does not simply watch a Manchester United game without witnessing a Paul Scholes booking."

  11. 2206: 

    Statisticians Opta on Twitter: "8 - Paul Scholes has collected eight yellow cards in his past 14 appearances for Man Utd. Roughhouse."

  12. 2206: 

    Statisticians Infostrada Sports on Twitter: "Southampton came back from two goals down in a Premier League away match for the fourth time (1W - 3D) and for the first time since 2-2 at Leicester City in Aug 2003."

  13. 2205: 
    Chelsea 2-2 Southampton

    Chelsea manager Rafael Benitez: "We have to be more clinical when we have chances. We have to manage the game, score the third goal and finish the game but we did not do it. We had a lot of chances again, even at 2-0 up, but we did not take them."

    Where are Chelsea at this season?: "We are in the top three so we will try to be as high as possible, then try to think about the next game."

    Is the title gone?: "We think about the next game, and the next three points and that is it."

  14. 2204: 
    FOOTBALL LEAGUE LATEST

    Coventry had goalkeeper Joe Murphy to thank near the end as his stunning save helped them to secure the win against League One leaders Tranmere. Sky Blues striker Leon Clarke scored the only goal of the game in the first half after he tapped in a rebound from a corner.

  15. 2203: 
    Man Utd 1-0 West Ham

    Manchester United captain Ryan Giggs: "In the FA Cup anything can happen so we are pleased to get through. Some players are coming back from injury which can be tough but they did well.

    "West Ham are a tough team to play against. We couldn't get out of our half at the start of the second half but we kept it better when Michael Carrick and Paul Scholes came on. If you don't enjoy nights like this you never will.

    "I don't know if I'll have another year, I'm enjoying it now and we'll see what happens."

  16. 2201: 
    Chelsea 2-2 Southampton

    Southampton manager Nigel Adkins: "We came with a gameplan. Chelsea are a good side, we came to block them, deny them space and counter-attack. To go two goals down, when we could have cleared both, was a blow but we showed great character in the second half - great credit to my players."

    Any regrets about leaving Rickie Lambert on the bench? "None whatsoever, we came with a game-plan of playing with the pace of Jay Rodriguez, and then we were looking for an impact when Rickie came on. That's what I call an impact."

  17. 2200: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Ben Magill on Twitter: "Tonight Giggs is like your mate's dad who 'used to play' joining you in the park. Except he's way better than all of you."

    Arthur Fane on Twitter: "Nigel Adkins and his Saints team, take a bow - bold changes gave us a vital point!"

    Terry Burgess on Twitter: "Rafael Benitez seems incapable of reacting to tactical changes of opponents: one-trick pony. Should've subbed Mata when injured."

  18. 2159:  
    Former Chelsea and England defender Graeme Le Saux at Emirates Stadium on BBC Radio 5 live:

    "The inconsistency for Chelsea is amazing. It must be so frustrating for Chelsea at the moment, for the players, they'll be wondering why they are playing so well away while throwing away leads at home."

  19. 2157: 
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    Bolo in Southampton on text via 81111: "All the headlines will be about Chelsea dropping points, but Saints showed real spirit coming from 2-0 down and Puncheon's equaliser was class."

  20. 2156: 
    FULL-TIME- Man Utd 1-0 West Ham

    There it is. Manchester United hold on comfortably to book a fourth-round tie with Fulham.

  21. 2154:  
    Former England defender Danny Mills at Old Trafford on BBC Radio 5 live:

    "Manchester United have been in control, but you sense there was something here for West Ham. They will go back on the coach and think they could have gotten a result if they had been a bit more confident.

    "They have not troubled Anders Lindegaard in goal at all for Manchester United, but a late goal would completely change the momentum."

    Listen to commentary of Manchester United v West Ham on BBC Radio 5 live.

  22. 2153: 
    INJURY TIME- Man Utd 1-0 West Ham

    We are into injury time at Old Trafford. There will be three minutes for West ham to find a leveller.

  23. 2153: 

    You've gone big Gary. Gone big.

  24. 2153:  
    MOTD presenter Gary Lineker on Twitter:

    "Brilliant point for Southampton. Like the way they play and I'm convinced Saints will stay up."

  25. 2151: 
    YELLOW CARD- Man Utd 1-0 West Ham

    Classic Paul Scholes. He's only been on a few minutes but he is in the book for a terrible challenge on Matty Taylor. We all laugh when it's Paul Scholes don't we? Shocking tackle though.

  26. 2149: 
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    Isaac Navis on Twitter: "Remember Anfield during the time of Benitez? Home of draws. I'm not surprised at all about Chelsea."

  27. 2147: 
    DISALLOWED GOAL- Man Utd 1-0 West Ham

    The longevity of Ryan Giggs is astounding isn't it? He is running the show here, peeling off into space intelligently and showing no signs of slowing down as we enter the last five minutes.

    He then picks out Javier Hernandez with a superb first-time pass, the Mexican buries the chance but he was clearly offside. Marvel at that pass though. Brilliant.

  28. 2146: 
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    StefanKB on Twitter: "You'd swear Ryan Giggs was 19, not 39 after today's performance."

    OSCummins on Twitter: "Ryan Giggs has been absolutely incredible tonight, 39 years old and by far the best united player tonight."

    Stuart Nimmo on Twitter: "Why Wayne Rooney still takes our penalties I will never know..."

  29. 2143: 
    Man Utd 1-0 West Ham

    We are into the last 10 minutes. West Ham have had a real go after the break but are yet to really look like scoring. One goal and we have extra-time though...

  30. 2143:  
    Former England defender Danny Mills at Old Trafford on BBC Radio 5 live:

    "Jordan Spence's hand is away from his body. That clearly stops the ball going into the box and creating an opportunity for Manchester United.

    "I do not agree with all this chat about whether it was intentional or not. It was a woeful penalty attempt from Wayne Rooney, however."

    Listen to commentary of Manchester United v West Ham on BBC Radio 5 live.

  31. 2142: 
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    Will Rider on text via 81111: "You have to commend the genius of Rafael Benitez. Bring off one of the leading goalscorers in Premier League history, Chelsea's second all time top scorer, one of the finest midfielders of his generation for Fernando Torres. Unbelievable."

  32. 2142: 
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    Gregory Knox on Twitter: "Giggs work rate tonight insane... Still wants it so bad after all these years."

  33. 2141: 
    MISSED PENALTY- Wayne Rooney

    Oooh dear! Wayne Rooney leans back and smacks the spot-kick into row J of the Stretford End. Shocker, and this FA Cup tie is still alive.

  34. 2140: 
    PENALTY TO MAN UTD- Man Utd 1-0 West Ham

    Ryan Giggs runs at his man and his cross hits the hand of Jordan Spence - penalty given.

  35. 2139: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Man Utd 1-0 West Ham

    So our only game still running is at Old Trafford, where West Ham have 13 minutes to find a goal. Rob Lee's son Elliott is on for his debut for the Hammers.

  36. 2138: 
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    Lucy in Sheffield on text via 81111: "Tonight Saints have shown why they have a great case for avoiding relegation. They can score goals against anyone in the league. Rickie Lambert is the greatest talisman we have had since Le Tissier."

  37. 2137: 
    FULL-TIME- Chelsea 2-2 Southampton

    Boos ring out for the third home game in a row at Stamford Bridge. Great point for Southampton though.

  38. 2137: 
    Chelsea 2-2 Southampton

    Oscar is playing as a sweeper for Chelsea here as we are seconds away from the whistle. Gary Cahill up top. You won't see that too often...

  39. 2136: 
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    UMEOGU on Twitter: "Something is really wrong at the Bridge. It used to be a fortress. Looking more like a gift shop recently."

  40. 2135: 
    Chelsea 2-2 Southampton

    Eden Hazard and Fernando Torres both choose not to shoot when well placed, Torres loops a cross to the back stick but it's poor and overhit. What has happened to Chelsea in the last 25 minutes or so?

  41. 2133: 
    Arsenal 1-0 Swansea

    Arsenal goalscorer Jack Wilshere: "It was a great set-up from Olivier Giroud. I didn't want extra-time. It was important we got the winner before 90 minutes. We know Brighton play football, they play great football."

  42. 2133: 
    Jack Wilshere celebrates scoring for Arsenal

    The relief for Arsenal was clear to see when Jack Wilshere scored for Arsenal - it was his first goal for the Gunners since he scored against Montpellier on 21 November.

  43. 2132:  
    Former England defender Danny Mills at Old Trafford on BBC Radio 5 live:

    "Maybe Sir Alex Ferguson was sensing his side were losing a bit of a grip on this game against West Ham and Michael Carrick coming on would settle the side down.

    "In seasons gone by, you would think you had no chance coming back into it even at 1-0 down at Old Trafford, but this season, Manchester United's defence is not what it used to be."

    Listen to commentary of Manchester United v West Ham on BBC Radio 5 live.

  44. 2131: 
    FINAL FIVE- Chelsea 2-2 Southampton

    We are into the last few minutes at Stamford Bridge. Can Chelsea find a winner?

  45. 2130: 
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    Peter Blow on Twitter: "2-2 Lampard off. Torres on. That'll be a popular substitution!"

  46. 2130: 
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    Dan in London on text via 81111: "Come on Saints! Score another, get Rafa Benitez sacked and put to bed this myth that Chelsea constantly changing managers makes any sense at all."

  47. 2129: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Man Utd 1-0 West Ham

    It's been all West Ham but Manchester United almost double their lead, Javier Hernandez reaching to get a toe to a low ball in but finding Jussi Jaaskelainen in his way.

  48. 2128: 
    CLOSE!- Chelsea 2-2 Southampton

    Oh Fernando! I thought for a moment the boy Torres was going to silence his critics, but after doing everything right to run away from a man and open up some space on the edge of the area he drills his 20-yard shot wide of the near post.

  49. 2127: 
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    Matt Legg on Twitter: "Luke Shaw for Southampton is an England future left-back. Reminds me of a young Gareth Bale. But English."

  50. 2126: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Man Utd 1-0 West Ham

    Matt Taylor looks the man most likely for West Ham, as he lashes another shot over the top. Big Sam sends for the big guns - Kevin Nolan and Jack Collison are on. The Hammers need to make the most of this strong spell.

  51. 2125: 

    Statisticians Opta on Twitter: "2 - Southampton have come from two goals down to win only twice in PL history (5-4 v Norwich in 1994 & 4-2 v Fulham in 2002). Opportunity."

  52. 2125: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Chelsea 2-2 Southampton

    Loud boos ring around Stamford Bridge as Frank Lampard is replaced by Fernando Torres. An incredible comeback from Southampton.

  53. 2125: 
    Man Utd 1-0 West Ham

    Good opening for West Ham here but Matt Taylor rather wastes it. He is in down the right but his low ball across the face of the area fails to pick out a team-mate and Rafael clears. Disappointing.

  54. 2123:  
    Former Chelsea and England defender Graeme Le Saux at Emirates Stadium on BBC Radio 5 live:

    "The first half saw the two teams just feeling each other out. The tempo Arsenal injected after the break has been the difference against Swansea.

    "You have to credit Swansea for the way they continue to play and the fact their level is not far behind a quality team like Arsenal."

    Listen to commentary of Arsenal v Swansea on BBC Radio 5 live.

  55. 2122: 
    FULL-TIME- Arsenal 1-0 Swansea

    Arsenal will play Brighton in the next round of the FA Cup.............

  56. 2120: 
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    Ash Goldsmith on Twitter: "Saints are Puncheon above their weight now."

  57. 2119: 
    INJURY TIME- Arsenal 1-0 Swansea

    We are deep into stoppage time at the Emirates. Can Swansea salvage this one?

  58. 2119: 
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    Jack Elphick-Calle on Twitter: "Jack Wilshere should be Arsenal captain now! Leads by example."

  59. 2117: 
    GOAL- Chelsea 2-2 Southampton - Jason Puncheon (75 mins)

    The miracle I mentioned at 2057 has happened. I am a believer! Luke Shaw carries the ball an improbable distance down the left, his low cross is not cleared in the middle and it falls for Jason Puncheon. He has plenty to do but does it in style, flicking the ball up with one touch before lashing in a volley into the top corner. Fabulous goal!

  60. 2116: 
    Rickie Lambert (right) scored for Southampton at Chelsea

    Rickie Lambert's goal at Chelsea for Southampton was his fourth in five games, starting at Fulham on Boxing Day.

  61. 2116:  
    Former Chelsea and England defender Graeme Le Saux at Emirates Stadium on BBC Radio 5 live:

    "Thoroughly deserved goal for Arsenal after creating so many chances. Jack Wilshere has been fantastic and it was a wonderful strike as he hit through the middle of the ball.

    "Swansea have had nowhere to go after the substitutions and have not been able to stem the Arsenal flow. They have had to absorb so much pressure as they have not been able to get out."

    Listen to commentary of Arsenal v Swansea on BBC Radio 5 live.

  62. 2114: 
    GOAL- Arsenal 1-0 Swansea - Jack Wilshere (86 mins)

    And there it is! What a goal as well. Santi Cazorla plays it into the feet of Olivier Giroud, he lays the ball off to Jack Wilshere who crunches in a beautiful first-time strike on the bounce. Sheer relief on his face, and a fine goal from the night's stand-out performer.

  63. 2113: 
    CLOSE!- Arsenal 0-0 Swansea

    This is getting silly now. How are Arsenal not ahead? First Theo Walcott collects a neat pass from substitute Aaron Ramsey and sees his low shot saved, before Olivier Giroud thunders in a volley from the corner which is blocked by a sea of bodies on the line. A goal must be coming...

  64. 2111: 
    CLOSE!- Man Utd 1-0 West Ham

    And up the M6 at the same time, another bad miss. Javier Hernandez is alert to pick the pocket of a West ham defender, but then loses his balance slightly and lashes high and wide. Big chance.

  65. 2111: 
    CLOSE!- Chelsea 2-1 Southampton

    Demba Ba has the chance to put this one to bed, running on to a flick from Juan Mata, but on the reach he volleys over the top.

  66. 2109: 
    HITS THE WOODWORK- Arsenal 0-0 Swansea

    Do you get fined for shooting from long range for Arsenal? Santi Cazorla twice chooses not to pull the trigger when well placed. The ball is eventually played out to Bacary Sagna and his cross flicks off the head of Theo Walcott and hits the post. We are into the last 10 minutes and extra-time is a real possibility.

  67. 2108: 

    Statisticians Opta on Twitter: "10 - No Englishman has scored more Premier League goals than Rickie Lambert this season. Impressive."

  68. 2108:  
    Former Chelsea and England defender Graeme Le Saux at Emirates Stadium on BBC Radio 5 live:

    "Once again for Arsenal, the quality of the build-up is outstanding but the finishing is not up to the Arsenal standard. It is almost like they have a mental block in front of goal."

    Listen to commentary of Arsenal v Swansea on BBC Radio 5 live.

  69. 2108: 
    KICK-OFF- Man Utd 1-0 West Ham

    We are back in play at Old Trafford.

  70. 2107: 
    CLOSE!- Arsenal 0-0 Swansea

    More fine build-up play for Arsenal as Jack Wilshere flicks the ball in to Olivier Giroud - who finds a horrible shot. Weak and right at Michel Vorm. The groans are audible.

  71. 2106: 
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    Jon in Eastleigh on text via 81111: "Running at a man in space and at pace Theo Walcott is nearly unplayable, but he just doesn't have the nous or killer instinct to make space for himself in the box and that's why he'll never be as convincing as a centre forward as he is as a winger."

  72. 2105: 
    Chelsea 2-1 Southampton

    Chelsea suddenly look a bit nervous at the back. I don't care who you are, a targetman and a good cross is a potent combination to defend against. Rickie Lambert now has 10 Premier League goals to his name as well. Well done sir, well done.

  73. 2104: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Bob Wetton on Twitter: "Quick explanation of the butterfly effect: In China a butterfly flaps its wings, and in Manchester Nani falls over."

    PEvans 27 on Twitter: "Michu is on for Swansea. Oh dear. Time to panic."

    Liam McColgan on Twitter: "Wish we had 10 Wilsheres on the pitch. His passing, dribbling, control and passion has been class tonight. Shame about the rest."

  74. 2102: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Statisticians Opta on Twitter: "87 - Chelsea's PL record when 2+ goals up at half-time is W87 D1 L1, with the only defeat coming v Norwich in Sept 1992."

  75. 2101: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Arsenal 0-0 Swansea

    Jack Wilshere has been the heartbeat of Arsenal so far, and after he holds off his man he bullets in a left-footed shot which has Michel Vorm scrambling to his left to make the stop. There are just over 15 minutes remaining.

  76. 2101:  
    Former Chelsea and England defender Graeme Le Saux at Emirates Stadium on BBC Radio 5 live:

    "I am impressed by the strength of Jack Wilshere for Arsenal. He is also really starting to find his form after being out for so long."

    Listen to commentary of Arsenal v Swansea on BBC Radio 5 live.

  77. 2100: 
    GOAL- Chelsea 2-1 Southampton - Rickie Lambert (58 mins)

    Here is he! The miracle worker himself! Nathaniel Clyne does well down the right to buy a yard of space, and his deep cross is brilliantly headed home by Rickie Lambert. Right into the corner. Game on?

  78. 2059: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Arsenal 0-0 Swansea

    It's Michu o'clock. The Spaniard is on in place of Danny Graham. He scored twice here in the league meeting, and scored within a minute or so of the original cup tie 10 days ago. He is on fire.

  79. 2058: 
    CLOSE!- Arsenal 0-0 Swansea

    Theo Walcott is in again, lovely cut inside from the left but again his shot is wayward, a few feet wide of the post.

  80. 2057: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Chelsea 2-0 Southampton

    Rickie Lambert is on for the Saints. He really will go down as a miracle worker if he can turn this one around...

  81. 2056: 
    Chelsea 2-0 Southampton

    A very quiet start to the second half in London. Dull in fact.

  82. 2054: 
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    Joshua in Cardiff on text via 81111: "Not sure about the football, but the chewing gum battle between managers Allardyce and Ferguson is enthralling."

  83. 2053: 
    CLOSE!- Arsenal 0-0 Swansea

    Moments after that penalty shout Leon Britton gets up to head the ball off the line. Arsenal pouring on the pressure.

  84. 2053: 

    Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has not won a trophy since 2005 - and with Bayern Munich awaiting in the Champions League, the importance of the FA Cup can surely not be underestimated for his team?

  85. 2053: 
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    Pisces_Scotty on Twitter: "Is worrying when your 'target' man aka Olivier Giroud cannot hit the target for Arsenal!"

  86. 2053:  
    Former Chelsea and England defender Graeme Le Saux at Emirates Stadium on BBC Radio 5 live:

    "Swansea's Danny Graham is showing the referee that the ball hit him on the chest, and I think referee Mark Clattenburg was right there.

    "He gave himself a few seconds to digest the information as it happened so quickly. Graham made himself big with his arms out, and if it had hit his hands, it would have been a penalty for Arsenal and a sending off.

    "Arsenal are in flowing form at the moment with Santi Cazorla and Jack Wilshere. But, they are just lacking a finish."

    Listen to commentary of Arsenal v Swansea on BBC Radio 5 live.

  87. 2053: 
    HALF-TIME- Man Utd 1-0 West Ham
  88. 2051: 
    PENALTY APPEAL

    Almost the breakthrough again for Arsenal! Again it's Jack Wilshere, who dances inside a challenge superbly and sees his shot beaten clear by Michel Vorm. Theo Walcott latches on to it and volleys goalward, but it is blocked by Danny Graham on the line. Everyone is up for a penalty and a red card, but the officials deem the ball to have struck Graham on the chest and give a corner. Huge moment - and the right call on first viewing...

  89. 2049: 
    Arsenal 0-0 Swansea

    Jack Wilshere coaxes me to the edge of my office seat with a driving run from deep, selling a dummy and bursting in on goal - but his shot is horrible. Horrible and wide.

  90. 2049: 
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    Wil_8_9 on Twitter: "Awkward shots that go to row-Z and diving, welcome back Nani."

  91. 2048: 
    KICK-OFF- Chelsea 2-0 Southampton

    The second period is on at Chelsea.

  92. 2047: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Man Utd 1-0 West Ham

    A minor injection of quality at Old Trafford as Wayne Rooney buys himself a pocket of space 30 yards out and his dipping strike is well kept out on the stretch by Jussi Jaaskelainen. We are into the final moments of the half there.

  93. 2046: 
    Arsenal 0-0 Swansea

    What time is Michu time? Swansea could do with their man man here as Arsenal continue to pile on the pressure. Olivier Giroud then heads wide from a corner.

  94. 2045:  
    Former Chelsea and England defender Graeme Le Saux at Emirates Stadium on BBC Radio 5 live:

    "Being on the bench in these freezing conditions is a nightmare as a player. You are cold when you sit down, and when you run around and get a sweat on, you are freezing when you sit back down.

    "Some of those players will almost not be wanting to get on from my experience."

    Listen to commentary of Arsenal v Swansea on BBC Radio 5 live.

  95. 2043: 
    Man Utd 1-0 West Ham

    There's a strong spell of pressure now for West Ham but every time the ball goes into the penalty area the move breaks down. Matty Taylor then advances on to a loose ball 30 yards from goal, it's on his right foot and he wisely decides not to shoot.

  96. 2041: 
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    Ryan Mould on Twitter: "With finishing like that under pressure, does Walcott deserve to play as striker?"

  97. 2040: 
    Man Utd 1-0 West Ham

    It's hardly a classic at Old Trafford but Manchester United remain on top. They could do with a second goal though.

  98. 2039: 
    CLOSE!- Arsenal 0-0 Swansea

    Arsenal have started like a side who have had a flea in their ear at the break - maybe Arsene Wenger finally got his coat done up and let loose. Santi Cazorla fizzes a shot over the bar from 20 yards.

  99. 2039:  
    Former Chelsea and England defender Graeme Le Saux at Emirates Stadium on BBC Radio 5 live:

    "It was an honest move from Arsenal's Theo Walcott not to dive. He always thought he could score, and he did not take the easier option of tumbling under the push from the Swansea defender."

    Listen to commentary of Arsenal v Swansea on BBC Radio 5 live.

  100. 2038: 
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    Ranjeesh25 on Twitter: "He began with a flurry of assist and now its a flurry of goals. He is Hazard."

  101. 2036: 
    CLOSE!- Arsenal 0-0 Swansea

    The good and the bad of Theo Walcott! He races onto a great through ball from Abou Diaby, surges clear with blinding pace, but under pressure from Chico Flores - who blatantly shoves him in the back - Walcott dinks a shot wide when he has to hit the target. He looks frustratedly at referee Mark Clattenburg - but he should be celebrating a goal.

  102. 2037: 
    FOOTBALL LEAGUE LATEST

    Tranmere sit top of the League One but Coventry have made light of their mid-table status thanks to Leon Clarke. The striker opened the scoring from a rebound from a corner and has also threatened on a few other occasions. It is half-time in that game.

  103. 2037: 
    Chelsea 2-0 Southampton
    Demba Ba (in blue) scores for Chelsea against Southampton

    Demba Ba's spectacular goal for Chelsea put his team in front against Southampton - and it was the first of his career at Stamford Bridge.

  104. 2036: 
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    Gaz in Leeds on text via 81111: "RE Rooney's lack of goals. He has come back from injury twice this season, missed a hatful of games and played a fair bit in midfield. Nine goals ain't too bad."

  105. 2035:  
    Former England defender Danny Mills at Old Trafford on BBC Radio 5 live:

    "You would almost like to say normal service is being resumed at Old Trafford but Manchester United have had some weird results here this season."

    Listen to commentary of Manchester United v West Ham on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra.

  106. 2034: 
    CLOSE!- Man Utd 1-0 West Ham

    Superb defending from West Ham left-back Dan Potts prevents a second goal for Manchester United. Nani belts in a shot from the right which is flying in until Potts slides in to clear from inside the six-yard box. Chris Smalling then wastes a free header moments later as United turn the screw.

  107. 2034: 
    KICK-OFF- Arsenal 0-0 Swansea

    We are back under way.

  108. 2033: 
    Chelsea 2-0 Southampton

    Eden Hazard made that goal look very simple, caressing the ball in on the bounce. Looks a long way back for Southampton now.

  109. 2032: 
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    Michael Kerr on Twitter: "I reckon when Javier Hernandez looks at the linesman he's more surprised to see the flag is down than he is when it's up!"

  110. 2032: 
    HALF-TIME- Chelsea 2-0 Southampton
  111. 2032: 
    Man Utd 1-0 West Ham
    Wayne Rooney (left) celebrates scoring for Manchester United

    Wayne Rooney is making his first appearance for Manchester United since 23 December - and it did not take him long before he marked his return with a goal, the striker scoring after nine minutes.

  112. 2030: 
    GOAL- Chelsea 2-0 Southampton - Eden Hazard (45 mins)

    I was typing that a second goal was imminent at the Bridge when it duly arrives. A cross from the right has the Saints defence in a flap, Ramires picks up the loose ball and thumps a shot against the crossbar, and Eden Hazard arrives to side-foot a very neat finish into the corner.

  113. 2029: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Matt Holford on Twitter: "Giggs is pulling more strings than a harpist for Manchester United right now."

    DanielTheGooner on Twitter: "All these Ba puns are driving me Ba-nanas."

    George Corden on Twitter: "People talk about passing football being excited and moan about teams like Stoke. It's boring, Arsenal and Swansea proving it."

  114. 2028: 
    CLOSE!- Chelsea 1-0 Southampton

    Oh Chelsea should be 2-0 up. Juan Mata shows neat footwork to skip around a defender and tee the ball up for Frank Lampard, but the veteran scuffs a shot wide from 15 yards. Big opportunity to move a step closer to that goalscoring record.

  115. 2026: 
    Man Utd 1-0 West Ham

    West Ham are mounting a slight spell of pressure now after that slack start but there is no real quality so far. Set-pieces look their best avenue.

  116. 2026: 

    Brighton are waiting to face Arsenal or Swansea in the fourth round, and Gus Poyet's side have made a January move.

    They have signed striker Leonardo Ulloa from Almeria for a fee in the region of £2m.

  117. 2024:  
    Former England defender Danny Mills at Old Trafford on BBC Radio 5 live:Man Utd 1-0 West Ham

    "A concern for West Ham is they are playing three at the back and Manchester United are growing in confidence. They are taking advantage of the big gaps down the channels.

    "I think West Ham boss Sam Allardyce was trying to ram the midfield with players and stop his midfield getting over-run, but it is the defence which is being run ragged so far."

    Listen to commentary of Manchester United v West Ham on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra.

  118. 2022: 
    Chelsea 1-0 Southampton

    Apparently it took Fernando Torres 25 games to score three times for Chelsea, and Demba Ba has done it in four. Southampton do have a sniff of a chance though, as Steven Davis shoots wide form 20 yards. Almost half time in that one.

  119. 2022:  
    Former Chelsea and England defender Graeme Le Saux at Emirates Stadium on BBC Radio 5 live:

    "The quality is in the detail for this game between Arsenal and Swansea, in regards to the tactics, the pressing and the passing. The first goal will be so important here."

    Listen to commentary of Arsenal v Swansea on BBC Radio 5 live.

  120. 2021: 
    HALF-TIME- Arsenal 0-0 Swansea

    BBC Sport's Saj Chowdhury reports: "The tempo isn't quite Premier League pace, but there have been chances at both ends at the Emirates. Thomas Vermaelen was denied by Swansea keeper Michel Vorm with the last kick of the half, while at the other end Kyle Bartley's header came off the bar. Another late, late show?"

  121. 2021: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Liam in Stockport on text via 81111: "What a Ba-rgain he's turning out to be for Chelsea!"

  122. 2019: 
    Man Utd 1-0 West Ham

    That early strike is Wayne Rooney's first goal since the 15th of December, and it's only his ninth goal for United all season.

  123. 2018: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Prof_Amusa on Twitter: "What a pass from Anderson! The potential has always been there, he hasn't just fully realised it!"

    Leksy B on Twitter: "Torres are you seeing what a striker does? Finishing."

  124. 2018: 
    HALF-TIME- Arsenal 0-0 Swansea
  125. 2017: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Arsenal 0-0 Swansea

    Big chance for Arsenal! A corner is not dealt with, it drops at the feet of Thomas Vermaelen but he doesn't really connect with the shot and Michel Vorm is able to make a save.

  126. 2016:  
    Former England defender Danny Mills at Old Trafford on BBC Radio 5 live:

    "It was a fantastic goal for Manchester United. Javier Hernandez was in acres of space as the West Ham players chased back, and incredibly unselfishly, he laid it across to Wayne Rooney to score into an open net.

    "It was a little bit out out of the blue the goal as you suddenly looked up and Hernandez was through on goal."

    Listen to commentary of Manchester United v West Ham on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra.

  127. 2016: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Capital R on Twitter: "Does whoever gets the most percentage of possession win the match between Arsenal v Swansea? Really dull game so far."

  128. 2014: 
    GOAL- Man Utd 1-0 West Ham - Wayne Rooney (9 mins)

    Anderson is back in the United side, and he marks his arrival with a superb pass here, shredding the West Ham defence clean open with one left-footed ball. Javier Hernandez is in on goal and rolls it across for Wayne Rooney, who slides in to score from a few yards. He could not miss.

  129. 2013: 

    Norwegian journalist Vegard Fl. Vaagbo on Twitter: "Latest update on Molde centre-back Forren: He is at Stamford Bridge watching the Chelsea v Southampton match."

    The Saints are believed to be close to wrapping up a £3.5m deal for the Norway international. Read about that here.

  130. 2012:  
    Former Chelsea and England defender Graeme Le Saux at Emirates Stadium on BBC Radio 5 live:

    "It is a cagey game here between Arsenal and Swansea with both teams trying to work out where their opponent's weakness lies. The managers will not be looking to change anything with half-time so close."

    Listen to commentary of Arsenal v Swansea on BBC Radio 5 live.

  131. 2010: 
    GOAL- Chelsea 1-0 Southampton - Demba Ba (25 mins)

    Demba Ba continues his fine start in a Chelsea shirt with an accomplished finish. Frank Lampard makes space on the right, rolls it back to Cesar Azpilicueta and when Oscar gets something on his cross, Ba throws himself into an acrobatic volley which finds the corner. Just what this game needed.

  132. 2008: 
    Man Utd v West Ham (2005 GMT)

    The groundsman at Old Trafford has made a cracking job of mowing in a chess-board of squares, that is vintage stuff.

    West Ham scored twice from set-pieces in the first game and they almost cause some damage with an early one, a deep free-kick from the left causing some panic until a red shirt finds touch.

  133. 2006: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Paul Baker on Twitter: "Rooney in gloves?!? He should be ashamed of himself... Man-up!"

  134. 2006: 
    KICK-OFF- Man Utd v West Ham (2005 GMT)

    Game on at Old Trafford.

  135. 2005: 
    Arsenal 0-0 Swansea

    Half an hour in at the Emirates and we await our first real chance for the hosts. It's all very flat, on and off the pitch.

  136. 2003:  
    Former Chelsea and England defender Graeme Le Saux at Emirates Stadium on BBC Radio 5 live:

    "The philosophy behind the scenes stays the same at Swansea no matter who the manager is. They also sign players very well who fit the right profile and make the most out of them, such as Wayne Routledge, who has really bought into it.

    "He has shown a willingness to learn at Swansea and I have never seen him play as well as he has this season."

    Listen to commentary of Arsenal v Swansea on BBC Radio 5 live.

  137. 2003: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Mark Robinson on Twitter: "Theo Walcott needs to pass these set pieces onto someone else. Trying too hard to be Thierry Henry."

  138. 2002: 
    Chelsea 0-0 Southampton

    Southampton cause a rare moment of danger as Jason Puncheon gets on the end of a cross but he can't steer his header on target. Chelsea still on top generally but it's not been a classic as yet...

  139. 2001: 
    Man Utd v West Ham (2005 GMT)

    Ryan Giggs leads out Manchester United at Old Trafford for the umpteenth time. Best FA Cup goal ever? Giggs v Arsenal 1999?

  140. 1959: 
    Chelsea 0-0 Southampton

    Chelsea mount a flowing move downfield, with Frank Lampard at the heart of it, but it all ends in tears when Cesar Azpilicueta hammers a shot on the run into the fans.

  141. 1957: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Tuna Melt on Twitter: "If Demba fires blanks tonight tonight for Chelsea the chants will be 'Ba Ba Blank Sheet Have You Any Goals?' new Drog? Let's see!"

  142. 1956: 
    HITS THE WOODWORK- Arsenal 0-0 Swansea

    Swansea almost ahead! Wayne Routledge delivers a deep cross after a free-kick is cleared and Kyle Bartley steers a header on the stretch against the crossbar. Almost a goal against his old club for the giant centre-half.

  143. 1955: 
    CLOSE!- Chelsea 0-0 Southampton

    Demba Ba gallops away down the right for Chelsea and his low cross almost goes in off Saints defender Maya Yoshida for an own goal but it spins wide in the end. Chelsea still well on top.

  144. 1953: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Arsenal 0-0 Swansea

    The resulting corner is headed away by Chico and Francis Coqulien middles the follow-up shot, hitting a beauty with his left foot but Michel Vorm is always right behind it. Midway through the first half and there are signs of life.

  145. 1952: 
    PENALTY APPEAL- Arsenal 0-0 Swansea

    Theo Walcott leads a break for Arsenal here, he skips past Chico and then goes to ground - a free-kick is given though. Replays suggest that the contact, if any, was both minimal and outside of the box. Thomas Vermaelen shoots and his free-kick is deflected over.

  146. 1950: 
    Arsenal 0-0 Swansea

    Swansea have recovered from that sloppy start and are pressuring the Gunners high up the pitch now. Danny Graham is almost a beneficiary of some diligent midfield hounding, but he drags a shot horribly wide. The visitors are beginning to keep the ball ominously.

  147. 1949:  
    Former Chelsea and England defender Graeme Le Saux at Emirates Stadium on BBC Radio 5 live:

    "That was a wonderful break by Swansea after they had made 15 to 20 passes.

    "Suddenly the game has opened up after Swansea started committing players forward and Arsenal's Abou Diaby there did not look like he had the confidence he would make good contact with the ball in the box."

    Listen to commentary of Arsenal v Swansea on BBC Radio 5 live.

  148. 1948: 
    Chelsea 0-0 Southampton

    It's been all Chelsea so far at the Bridge - no chances of note to mention yet though.

  149. 1947: 
    Arsenal 0-0 Swansea

    Swansea mount their first real attack, with Nathan Dyer linking up well with Dwight Tiendalli down the left but he can't get his shot away and Thomas Vermaelen makes a block.

  150. 1947: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Jamie Atkins on Twitter: "Some of the best Arsenal possession football of this season so far, Diaby's influence?"

    Mike Simpson on Twitter: "Maybe Arsene hasn't had time to get a new coat because he's been too busy talking to Theo Walcott about a new contract?"

    SamEllard88 on Twitter: "Arsene Wenger has been trying to do up his jacket for the last 10 minutes! Much more entertaining than the match itself!"

  151. 1946: 
    LINE-UPS- Man Utd v West Ham (2005 GMT)

    Man Utd: Lindegaard, Da Silva, Jones, Smalling, Buttner, Valencia, Anderson, Giggs, Nani, Rooney, Hernandez. Subs: Amos, Ferdinand, Carrick, Welbeck, van Persie, Scholes, Kagawa.

    West Ham: Jaaskelainen, Spence, Reid, Tomkins, Potts, O'Neil, Diarra, Diame, Taylor, Vaz Te, Carlton Cole. Subs: Spiegel, Nolan, Jarvis, Collison, Demel, Lletget, Lee.

    Referee: Phil Dowd (Staffordshire)

  152. 1945: 
    KICK-OFF- Chelsea v Southampton (1945 GMT)

    Our second game of the night is go...

  153. 1944: 
    Arsenal 0-0 Swansea

    Arsene Wenger has STILL not zipped up that jacket. Allow me to introduce you to the wonders of velcro Arsene. Or buttons. Or a nice duffel coat maybe?

    Seriously though you'll catch your death.

  154. 1942: 
    Arsenal 0-0 Swansea

    I've not seen Swansea start a game so shoddily all season. Those six changes may have taken their toll. Nathan Dyer is the latest to give the ball away cheaply but Arsenal can't make anything of it.

  155. 1942: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Callum C on Twitter: "Someone get that man a new coat!"

  156. 1940:  
    Former Chelsea and England defender Graeme Le Saux at Emirates Stadium on BBC Radio 5 live:

    "Arsenal are playing very high up the pitch and are forcing Swansea to make mistakes in dangerous areas. Swansea may have to change their game plan, as if it keeps on going like this Arsenal will punish them."

    Listen to commentary of Arsenal v Swansea on BBC Radio 5 live.

  157. 1940: 
    Chelsea v Southampton (1945 GMT)

    We are just five minutes away from kick-off at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea are looking to close the gap on second-placed Manchester City.

  158. 1940: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Mark in Berkshire on text via 81111: "No Ricky Lambert or Gaston Ramirez - are Saints trying to get thrashed again by Chelsea?"

  159. 1938: 
    CLOSE!- Arsenal 0-0 Swansea

    Two chances for Olivier Giroud as Swansea look ragged at the back. Giroud first heads a Theo Walcott cross wide before shooting into the side-netting moments later after a slack bit of defending.

  160. 1938: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Alan McBride on Twitter: "Another great quote from Wenger: "It is a game both teams want to win." You can see why the Arsenal board want to keep him forever!"

  161. 1937: 
    Arsenal 0-0 Swansea

    Arsene Wenger has seen sense and reached for the puffer jacket. But that dastardly zip is causing him all manner of problems again. He just can't get it together. Bring back Pat Rice!

  162. 1936:  
    Former Chelsea and England defender Graeme Le Saux at Emirates Stadium on BBC Radio 5 live:

    "It is fascinating to see Swansea away from home as they take the sting out of the game with the quality of their passing and movement. Arsenal are already playing high up the pitch to try and squeeze them but Swansea can really punish you."

    Listen to commentary of Arsenal v Swansea on BBC Radio 5 live.

  163. 1935: 
    Arsenal 0-0 Swansea

    It's not full at the Emirates tonight, and it's been a low-key opening. Olivier Giroud almost has a good position but he fluffs his backheel.

  164. 1935: 
    FOOTBALL LEAGUE UPDATE

    There's one game in League One tonight as well everyone - Coventry are hosting Tranmere.

  165. 1932: 
    Arsenal v Swansea (1930 GMT)

    Apparently it's -4 in north London but Arsene Wenger isn't even wearing a coat. He's dicing with death.

    Danny Graham has the first sight of goal for Swansea, beating a crooked offside trap and drilling wide.

  166. 1932: 
    GET INVOLVED

    John Martin on Twitter: "Leeds fan stuck with eight-year-old son who is a Man Utd fan at Old Trafford... Don't worry, Leeds shirt is on and I'm an honorary Hammer!"

    John, you must be either hiding your Leeds shirt under many layers because of the freezing temperatures or you are a very brave man!

  167. 1931: 
    KICK-OFF- Arsenal v Swansea (1930 GMT)

    We are under way.

  168. 1929: 

    Statisticians Opta on Twitter: "4 - Rickie Lambert has scored in four of Southampton's last five Premier League away games. Streak."

    He's not starting tonight though. Rest.

  169. 1927: 
    Arsenal v Swansea (1930 GMT)

    The teams are in the tunnel at the Emirates. I genuinely mistook Leon Britton for a mascot there momentarily as Kyle Bartley put his arms on his shoulders. Sorry Leon...

  170. 1925: 
    Man Utd v West Ham (2005 GMT)

    Anderson has not been in action for Manchester United since 1 December, while Nani has been missing since the win in Braga in early November. Could be a few rusty legs in that midfield tonight...

  171. 1923: 
    Arsenal v Swansea (1930 GMT)

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger: "I'm not worried about fatigue among the players - there was no sign of that in training yesterday. It's more about recovering from defeat.

    "The team wants to do well and sometimes it takes time to get into the game at home. It is a game both teams want to win. We were punished against Swansea in the league last month, but we had a good response at their ground in the first tie."

  172. 1922:  
    BBC Radio 5 live

    Former Bayern Munich, Manchester United and England midfielder Owen Hargreaves talking about Pep Guardiola: "I think it is a smart move from Guardiola. Not many clubs have the stability and structure of Bayern, he saw the success of the club and its facilities, he has looked at all aspects and rightly thought it was the best destination for him.

    "It is a team whose talents lie in the offensive third and in a way, it is the perfect match.

    "People can talk about merchandising but the most important thing is the product on the football pitch. Bayern have always delivered that.

    "Bayern is easily among the top five clubs in the world, no matter how you rank them.

    "Bayern are the Manchester United of Germany. They are the biggest clubs in their countries."

  173. 1920: 
    BREAKING TEAM NEWS- Man Utd v West Ham (2005 GMT)

    Sir Alex Ferguson makes 10 changes to his side as Wayne Rooney returns up front. There are also returns for Nani, Anderson and Anders Lindegaard.

  174. 1919:  
    BBC Radio 5 live

    German football expert Raphael Honigstein talking about Pep Guardiola's impending move to Bayern Munich: "There was an element of opportunism in the deal as Guardiola made up his mind that he wanted to make a decision at Christmas. He didn't want to talk to clubs with incumbent managers, and that ruled out Manchester City.

    "Chelsea and Bayern were the only firm offers and in the end it came down to non-financial details.

    "It is a huge coup for Bayern and German football. Even Bayern's enemies within the German game will admit as much.

    "The Bayern move should not be seen as Guardiola shutting the door on a move to England as if he had gone now it would have burned many bridges to other clubs."

  175. 1917: 
    Arsenal v Swansea (1930 GMT)

    Swansea manager Michael Laudrup: "We are using the squad. We have so many games but the squad have responded well. It's always a competitive team, that's what I ask. We have had many good results in the last few weeks but tonight will be tough.

    "There is always pressure on the big teams. Arsenal fans want trophies."

  176. 1916: 
    Arsenal v Swansea (1930 GMT)

    We are only 15 minutes away from kick-off at the Emirates by the way. Don't let that early start catch you out...

  177. 1913: 
    LINE-UPS- Chelsea v Southampton (1945 GMT)

    Chelsea: Cech, Azpilicueta, Cahill, Luiz, Cole, Ramires, Lampard, Oscar, Mata, Hazard, Ba. Subs: Turnbull, Ivanovic, Torres, Ferreira, Marin, Terry, Bertrand.

    Southampton: Boruc, Clyne, Yoshida, Hooiveld, Shaw, Cork, Steven Davis, Schneiderlin, Puncheon, Do Prado, Rodriguez. Subs: Kelvin Davis, Lambert, Ramirez, Fox, Ward-Prowse, Seaborne, Chaplow.

    Referee: Michael Oliver (Northumberland)

  178. 1911: 
    BREAKING TEAM NEWS- Man Utd v West Ham (2005 GMT)

    West Ham make six changes from the side thumped at Sunderland at the weekend. Joe Cole, Kevin Nolan, Matt Jarvis and Jack Collison are among those to miss out.

  179. 1906: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Alex Batt on Twitter: "Make or break game for Arsenal and the rest of their season. Lose tonight and season is over!"

  180. 1906: 

    Swansea captain Ashley Williams is missing tonight's game because his partner is due to give birth, by the way.

  181. 1905: 

    Arsenal and Swansea served up a classic last 20 minutes in their first tie 10 days or so ago, but a late Danny Graham goal eventually forced tonight's replay.

    The winners will go on to face Brighton in the fourth round.

    Manchester United were again reliant on Robin van Persie to earn a draw at West Ham, and the winners of tonight's replay at Old Trafford will host Fulham in the next round.

    Whose name is on the Cup this term?

  182. 1904: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Andy Hall on Twitter: "Hopefully Roman will realise sacking managers doesn't work. Only way to make up for past mistakes, bring back the Special One."

    Myztik Allen on Twitter: "Pep Guardiola is stalling because he wants to manage Arsenal and will come to Arsenal as soon as Wenger leaves."

    Ben Edgell on Twitter: "As long as it isn't Benitez or Avram Grant at Chelsea next season, I couldn't care less who comes in. Even Iain Dowie would do."

  183. 1903: 
    LINE-UPS- Arsenal v Swansea (1930 GMT)

    Arsenal: Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Vermaelen, Gibbs, Diaby, Coquelin, Walcott, Wilshere, Cazorla, Giroud. Subs: Mannone, Podolski, Andre Santos, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ramsey, Arshavin, Jenkinson.

    Swansea: Vorm, Bartley, Richards, Chico, Tiendalli, Agustien, Britton, Routledge, de Guzman, Dyer, Graham. Subs: Tremmel, Michu, Hernandez, Monk, Shechter, Ki, Davies.

    Referee: Mark Clattenburg (Tyne & Wear)

  184. 1859: 
    Man Utd v West Ham (2005 GMT)

    Manchester United's 'cup team' is looking exceptionally strong these days, although they did rely on substitute and leading goalscorer Robin van Persie to dig them out of a hole in the 90th minute when the teams met in the first tie at Upton Park.

    The Hammers produced a fine display that day, but will know that Old Trafford will be a different proposition. They last won there in 2007.

  185. 1858: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Scott in Dunfermline on text via 81111: "The Special One to end his reign at Madrid as CL winner and to come back home to the Bridge! I think Mourinho is even better equipped now than he was in his first spell to make us a force again!"

  186. 1858: 

    What a tweet from the programme editor Ben Donovan there (1848). There's hope for Bristol Rovers yet.

    You may be at the foot of the Football League Gasheads, but give yourselves a decade, millions and millions of pounds of investment, some shrewd managerial appointments, a new stadium, several powerhouse striker signings and a pocketful of luck, and you could be living it up in the top flight come 2023.

  187. 1856: 
    Chelsea v Southampton (1945 GMT)

    So how interim is Rafa Benitez now that Pep Guardiola has chosen Bayern Munich? That is assuming Guardiola was going to take the hot-seat next season, as had been widely reported.

    Ex-Liverpool boss Benitez did not receive the warmest welcome from some Blues fans when he joined, but five wins from six league games has seen the European champions rise to third in the table. Chelsea fans might be chanting his name soon.

    It might be a while before Southampton are linked with Guardiola. For the moment they are intent on survival and the club boosted their hopes with victory are fellow strugglers Aston Villa last weekend.

  188. 1852: 
    BREAKING TEAM NEWS- Chelsea v Southampton (1945 GMT)

    Interim Chelsea manager Rafael Benitez makes two changes from the side which beat Stoke 4-0 at the weekend. Oscar and Gary Cahill are in.

    Southampton also make two changes - there's no Rickie Lambert.

  189. 1851: 

    Will Abou Diaby make it through two games in a few days? I agree with Grant...

  190. 1850: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Grant Tissot on Twitter: "Very risky of Arsenal boss Wenger to play Diaby again after Sunday... Don't understand that after so long out."

  191. 1850: 
    Arsenal v Swansea (1930 GMT)

    Arsenal replace the suspended Laurent Koscielny with Per Mertesacker in central defence. Francis Coquelin replaces Lukas Podolski in midfield, while striker Olivier Giroud comes in for Alex-Oxlade Chamberlain.

    Swansea make six changes in total, including Danny Graham replacing top scorer Michu up front.

  192. 1848: 

    Swansea programme editor Ben Donovan on Twitter: "10 years ago yesterday Swansea City were bottom of the Football League, four points adrift of safety. What a difference a decade makes."

  193. 1848: 
    Arsenal v Swansea (1930 GMT)

    The teams produced a thrilling late show at the Liberty Stadium 10 days ago and the hardy fans making their way to a chilly Emirates will be hoping for much the same to warm them up. The Gunners were defeated by the Welsh side the last time the pair met in north London - in fact, the Swans have not been beaten in seven games.

    They also have 16-goal Spanish super-striker Michu lying in wait on the bench. Arsenal will have their hands full tonight.

  194. 1847: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Paul in Norwich on text via 81111: "Even as a Chelsea fan I believe Pep made the right move. Going to one of the top-four teams in world football. Financially sound and run how clubs should be run. Chelsea owner Abramovich take note, best of luck to Pep."

  195. 1846:  
    BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    Conor McNamara and former England defender Danny Mills are also at Old Trafford as BBC Radio 5 live sports extra present live commentary as Manchester United and West Ham meet once more after their draw at Upton Park.

  196. 1845:  
    MOTD presenter Gary Lineker on Twitter:

    "Interesting but not particularly surprising choice of club for Pep Guardiola. Bayern Munich one of very few viable options.

    "Only other was Chelsea to my mind. All other obvious options have strong incumbents. I think Chelsea's target is Mourinho."

  197. 1843:  
    BBC Radio 5 live

    BBC Radio 5 live are at Emirates Stadium for Arsenal's replay against Swansea. Darren Fletcher and former England defender Graeme Le Saux will be the commentary team for a game that promises plenty of goals judging by the thrilling final stages at the Liberty Stadium.

  198. 1841: 
    GET INVOLVED

    So plenty of talking points for you get your heads around tonight.

    Chelsea fans, Manchester City fans - are you disappointed that Pep Guardiola isn't on his way to the Premier League? Is he right to head to the Bundesliga? Are you a man now sporting an unwanted, lurid tattoo?

    Does this mean Rafael Benitez is in it for the long haul at Stamford Bridge? If not, who is?

    And who is going to win the FA Cup? Is this the trophy to end Arsenal's eight-year wait?

    Fire away. You can text in on 81111 (UK Only), or Tweet us using the hashtag #bbcfootball.

  199. 1840: 

    The Pep Guardiola circus is not the only show in town. Not by a long shot.

    As well as Chelsea v Southampton (1945 GMT) in the Premier League, we have two FA Cup third-round replays from the very top drawer.

    First up it's Arsenal v Swansea (1930 GMT)

    Followed by Man Utd v West Ham (2005 GMT)

  200. 1840: 
    BREAKING TEAM NEWS- Arsenal v Swansea (1930 GMT)

    Arsenal make three changes from the side beaten by Manchester City at the weekend, with Laurent Koscielny suspended and Lukas Podolski and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain missing out.

    Swansea make six changes - there's again no Michu, with Danny Graham starting up front.

  201. 1838: 

    What Pep Guardiola failed to mention though is the fact that he had agreed to become the new Bayern Munich boss.

    Guardiola will land at the Allianz Arena in July. He will most definitely not be managing in the Premier League next season. He won't. He really won't...

  202. 1835: 

    You may have caught wind of former Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola telling us this morning that he fancied a crack at a job in the Premier League.

    "It is unique, to play in that league," he said. "I want to feel the supporters, the environment, the media and the style of the players and everything.

    "I am still young, just 41, so I hope in the future I could be able to train there and enjoy that."

  203. 1830: 

    As tabloid newspapers across the land go off in search of the solitary Chelsea fan who had Pep Guardiola's face tattooed on his back a few months ago, 'interim' boss Rafael Benitez is back in town.

    Chelsea have lost their last two home games without scoring a goal. If Benitez does want to extend his stay at Stamford Bridge, a handsome win against Southampton tonight is on the cards.

    The Blues can move to within four points of second-placed Manchester City with a win. Goal time at the Bridge?

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Position Team P GD PTS
1 Man Utd 22 27 55
2 Man City 22 24 48
3 Chelsea 22 24 42
4 Tottenham 22 12 40
5 Everton 22 9 37
6 Arsenal 21 16 34
7 West Brom 22 1 33
8 Liverpool 22 7 31
9 Swansea 22 5 30
10 Stoke 22 -3 29
11 West Ham 21 -3 26
12 Norwich 22 -10 26
13 Fulham 22 -5 25
14 Sunderland 22 -5 25
15 Southampton 22 -10 22
16 Newcastle 22 -12 21
17 Wigan 22 -17 19
18 Aston Villa 22 -25 19
19 Reading 22 -16 16
20 QPR 22 -19 14