Sunday football: FA Cup & Premier League latest

Live text commentary after FA Cup wins for Wigan, Chelsea and Man City while Liverpool thrash Swansea in the league.

17 February 2013 Last updated at 18:37 GMT

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  1. 1829: 

    So another day of footy gold draws to a close. Still one FA Cup tie to be resolved this weekend though, as Reading take on Manchester United at Old Trafford.

    Join us back here tomorrow evening for full coverage of that one. Until then, have a good evening.

  2. 1823: 

    David Chipchase: "Well, it was a good cup run while it lasted #barnsleyfc"

    Khiam Barry: "Reading at 100/1 to win the FA Cup!? Worth a cheeky tenner on that. Stranger things have happened."

  3. 1818: 

    It's nearly nine years since Manchester City last played Barnsley. City handed out a 7-1 thrashing in the League Cup in 2004, with Jon Macken, Willo Flood and Antoine Sibierski among the scorers.

  4. 1815: 

    Simon, Bristol on text: "Man Utd to beat City in final to win the double."

    Nick, London on text: "That's the one everyone wanted! Reading v Middlesbrough."

  5. 1814: 

    Wigan boss Roberto Martinez on Callum McManaman: "He is a real talent. Callum is an old school footballer, a street footballer who enjoys his one-on-ones. Initially, we told him he wasn't playing so he could get upset and concentrate on having a good sleep."

  6. 1810: 
    Huddersfield 1-4 Wigan

    Wigan boss Roberto Martinez on drawing Oldham or Everton in the next round: "It's a great tie. Oldham have been magnificent and it's a game that is still open so we will follow that one with interest. Every game is a priority for us.

    "What is important at a football club is if you are capable of facing two competitions at once. A few years ago we didn't have the pool of players, but now we look like a team and the group has an understanding of what we are doing."

  7. 1808: 

    Olawale Ibraheem: "Barring any cupset, Manchester United against Chelsea is star match of the quarter-final."

    Sean Sonnekus: "Barnsley are out then..."

    Mathew Grimshaw: "Not a bad draw, I'll take that. Anything's possible after Rovers beat Arsenal!"

  8. 1804: 

    Those FA Cup quarter-finals will be over the weekend of 9-10 March. Get the dates in your diary.

  9. 1802: 

    Oldham could have another chance to pull off a Cupset at Boundary Park if they can beat Everton in the replay.

  10. 1801: 

    So either Millwall or Blackburn will be in an FA Cup semi-final.

  11. 1801: 

    Millwall v Blackburn Rovers

  12. 1800: 

    Manchester United or Reading v Middlesbrough or Chelsea

  13. 1800: 

    Manchester City v Barnsley

  14. 1759: 

    Oldham Athletic or Everton v Wigan Athletic

  15. 1758: 

    Here we go. Graham Taylor and former Barnsley boss Simon Davey are the two men puling the balls out of the hat. Great combo.

  16. 1757: 
    Huddersfield 1-4 Wigan

    Wigan goalscorer Callum McManaman: "I'm made up with the performance. I didn't realise I had that much space for the goal but when it went in I was made up. The FA Cup is massive for us now, we are only one game away from Wembley."

  17. 1756: 

    Six Premier League teams, four from the Championship and Oldham Athletic of League One have made it this far.

    Only eight can go through of course, and Manchester United play Reading on Monday.

    Chelsea travel to Middlesbrough on 27 February, a night which will also see Everton and Oldham try again.

  18. 1754: 

    Everyone primed for the cup draw? Who do you want to see up against each other?

  19. 1751: 

    Ashley Hall: "18 goals in four games today. Great day of football."

  20. 1750: 

    Statisticians Opta: "That was the first time Wigan have hit four goals in an away FA Cup tie since beating Barrow 4-0 in the 1995/96 second round. "

    Joel Robles
  21. 1748:  
    Robbie Savage, BBC Radio 5 live at the John Smith's StadiumHuddersfield 1-4 Wigan

    "Wigan were very impressive today. On a tough pitch they played their football. Huddersfield were better in the second half but never really got in the game. A deserved victory for the visitors and now they will be looking forward to the draw."

  22. 1747: 

    1 Wigan Athletic

    2 Barnsley

    3 Oldham Athletic or Everton

    4 Millwall

    5 Blackburn Rovers

    6 Manchester City

    7 Manchester United or Reading

    8 Middlesbrough or Chelsea

  23. 1747: 

    Don't forget the draw for the quarter finals is coming up next. Here's your ball news...

  24. 1746: 
    FULL-TIME- Huddersfield 1-4 Wigan

    Job well and truly done.

  25. 1745: 

    Wigan are heading for the FA Cup quarter finals for the first time since 1987.

  26. 1743:  
    Robbie Savage, BBC Radio 5 live at the John Smith's StadiumHuddersfield 1-4 Wigan

    "It was Gerrard who tried to control the ball but he took his eye off it and it went under his foot. Kone collected it and smashed it into the roof of the net. Wigan are deserved winners and have looked a class above, but at least Huddersfield have given it a go in the second half."

  27. 1741: 
    GOAL- Huddersfield 1-4 Wigan - Arouna Kone (89 mins)

    Anthony Gerrard, look away now.

    The Huddersfield defender comes short to take the ball from goalkeeper Alex Smithies but falls over as he turns. Arouna Kone takes the ball off him and lashes the shot high into the roof of the net. Sensational finish, woeful defending. Game over.

  28. 1740: 

    Tim G: "A cup win guarantees a European spot, so it doesn't matter where Swansea land in the table since they are safe from relegation."

    Val Vink: "If you are going to play a weakened team in the premiership at least set it up defensively so 5-0 drubbings don't happen."

    Oli Zesiger: "First half looked like Premier League v Championship. Now it's much more even. A sign of things to come for Wigan?"

  29. 1739: 
    FINAL FIVE- Huddersfield 1-3 Wigan

    Into the last five at the John Smith's. Wigan looking good for a place in the last eight.

  30. 1737:  
    Robbie Savage, BBC Radio 5 live at the John Smith's StadiumHuddersfield 1-3 Wigan

    "Huddersfield need to start pumping balls into the Wigan box. Go for it!"

  31. 1736: 
    Huddersfield 1-3 Wigan
    Wigan boss Roberto Mancini

    Wigan winger Jean Beausejour flashes in a cross-shot which Alex Smithies has to turn aside. Wigan's fast-flowing counter attacks have caught they eye this afternoon.

  32. 1734: 

    Danny Jamieson: "If Wigan keeper Joel Robles isn't known as Billy in the dressing room I'll lose faith with footballers nicknames..."

  33. 1730: 
    Huddersfield 1-3 Wigan

    We are into the last 15 minutes. If Huddersfield can get one goal back now, we will be in business. A big if that.

  34. 1730:  
    Robbie Savage, BBC Radio 5 live at the John Smith's StadiumHuddersfield 1-3 Wigan

    "It's a proper cup tie. Huddersfield are doing what they need to do, getting in Wigan's faces. But Wigan look dangerous on the counter attack."

  35. 1729: 

    Wathik in Sevenoaks: "Full credit to Laudrup for putting out the side that he felt would be in the best interest if his club. Champions league final it ain't. But ask Arsenal fans how not winning anything in years feels.

    "Good win for Liverpool who unlike against Oldham beat the team in front of them instead of cruising through. What a buy Daniel Sturridge has turned out to be. "

  36. 1725: 
    CLOSE!- Huddersfield 1-3 Wigan

    Huddersfield have been much improved since the interval and they go close again, James Vaughan hanging in the air to meet Jack Hunt's excellent cross with a header which flies wide of the far post.

  37. 1724: 
    Liverpool 5-0 Swansea

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers: "It was brilliant performance and the players' attitude was tremendous and it was important to get a clean sheet today.

    "It's always been the case at Swansea that you can change players and still be strong. It shouldn't take away anything from the victory, our players were fantastic and it was about the quality and attitude of the Liverpool players.

    "It looks like Fabio Borini has a dislocated shoulder which will keep him out for the season. He did a similar one at Chelsea on the other side. It's a big blow for us."

  38. 1721: 
    Man City 4-0 Leeds

    Leeds manager Neil Warnock: "I'm living away from home for one last year at promotion.

    "I'm sure the club will be sensible and in a couple of years they will be back in the big time.

    "It's their prerogative (if they want to sack him), if they think it will help, I'm not against it. Whatever is best for Leeds United.

    "But with what's gone on over the last 12 months I think I deserve a medal."

  39. 1719: 

    A first season at Liverpool to forget for Fabio Borini then. Three months or so out with a broken foot, and now two shoulder injuries. Best of luck to the Italian.

  40. 1718:  
    Robbie Savage, BBC Radio 5 live at the John Smith's StadiumHuddersfield 1-3 Wigan

    "I said in the first half that crosses would be Huddersfield's best chance of getting a goal. Maynor Figueroa did not track Lee Novak into the box and it was a great header."

  41. 1717: 

    Hishaam Habib: "If I were a Swansea fan, I would gladly take this defeat and a League Cup win. Laudrup did the right thing. What if Michu had gotten injured?"

    Mashidur Miah: "Can't believe everyone is slating Laudrup for picking a weak team. Next week, if Swansea win the League cup, he will be a hero!"

    Shane: "Winning the League Cup and qualifying for Europe will give Swansea great financial benefits, much more important than three points."

  42. 1715: 
    GOAL- Huddersfield 1-3 Wigan - Lee Novak (62 mins)

    A goal out of nothing. Not for the first time this afternoon Calum Woods delivers a tempting cross from the left and substitute Lee Novak gets above his marker to plant a header in off the inside of the post. Textbook header.

  43. 1714: 

    Man City striker Sergio Aguero: "We needed a game like this - playing the ball right, with precision on the attack and without a single goal against."

  44. 1713: 

    Matthew Jones: "Wigan must feel at home playing in front of empty seats at the John Smiths - there would be more people at a Phats and Smalls concert..."

    It'll prove hard for Huddersfield to Turn Around this tie...

  45. 1713: 
    Liverpool 5-0 Swansea

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says that striker Fabio Borini is out for the rest of the season with a shoulder injury.

  46. 1711: 
    Liverpool 5-0 Swansea

    Swansea manager Michael Laudrup: "It was a nightmare, we got slaughtered out there. First half we were still in the game but to give away three goals like that in 10 minutes at the start of the second half was terrible, we have to say sorry to the fans."

    On making changes ahead of the League Cup final: "Only in a couple of positions. I wanted to leave a few out but that's not an excuse, we could have lost 10-0. We are all to blame, starting with me and the players.

    "Michu and Ashley Williams were left out ahead of the final but that's only a part of it, there were a lot of good players out there. In the last two and a half months we have made a lot of changes and we have been competitive.

    "You can't play like that. We just have to go, it wasn't what we wanted in the build-up to the final but it's what we go so we have to get back on the horse."

  47. 1711:  
    Robbie Savage, BBC Radio 5 live at the John Smith's Stadium

    "That goal has come from Callum McManaman keeping the ball in play. He kept the ball in by sprinting for it, keeping the move going, then cut it back and McArthur smashed it in. Great strike, great technique. Wigan are playing exceptionally well."

  48. 1709: 
    GOAL- Huddersfield 0-3 Wigan - James McArthur (56 mins)

    Game, set and match. Wigan Athletic.

    It's a lovely strike as James McArthur plays the ball in to the feet of Jordi Gomez, who is allowed to turn and lay the ball back into the path of the Scottish midfielder who drives a firm hit past Alex Smithies and into the top corner. Premium connection.

  49. 1708: 
    CLOSE!- Huddersfield 0-2 Wigan

    Maynor Figueroa once scored from his own half, but he can't score from 10 yards as he lashes a hot into the side-netting. Dangerous from Wigan though.

  50. 1706: 

    Kev, a Swansea supporter: "Laudrup has disrespected Liverpool. And Swansea's travelling fans who paid a hefty sum to support their team. Not happy."

    Sulaiman in London: "It may have been a weakened Swansea side but Liverpool still had to get the job done."

    Ian: "Not only have Liverpool gained three points on Swansea, there's been a 10-goal swing in goal difference which could be worth a point in the chase for seventh."

  51. 1705: 
    Huddersfield 0-2 Wigan

    This is better from Huddersfield, who are keeping possession much more readily since the break. They need a goal to keep the tie alive though.

  52. 1704: 

    Mark on text: "All the respect that Laudrup and Swansea have built up this season from other fans has been undone in one game. Sacrificing three points with that team sheet was criminal. How did Laudrup think that players that no-one has ever heard of were going to take on the likes of Gerrard and Suarez? Laudrup acting like they have the Champions League final against Barca in three days when in reality it's the League Cup, in a week, against a League Two side."

  53. 1702: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Huddersfield 0-2 Wigan

    James Vaughan has already made a difference for Huddersfield. He is bright and lively and he has the first real shot on target as the Terriers hound Wigan into an error. Ronnie Stam loses the ball on the edge of his own area and Joel Robles has to save Vaughan's powerful effort with his feet.

  54. 1701: 
    Liverpool 5-0 Swansea

    I can see Swansea boss Michael Laudrup on his way to speak to the cameras. He looks as cool as ever but he cannot be happy with that display.

  55. 1659: 
    KICK-OFF- Huddersfield 0-2 Wigan

    Back in play at the John Smith's.

  56. 1657: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Huddersfield 0-2 Wigan

    A double change for Huddersfield at the break as James Vaughan and Lee Novak come on for Alan Lee and Chris Atkinson. Two strikers on.

  57. 1657: 

    David Cornwell: "Well if Brendan Rogers wanted a reaction from his team for the defeat against West Brom last week then he certainly got it today!"

    Dom Gilchrist: "Pleased to see Liverpool bag some goals, but three goals in open play to 33 shots is not much of an improved conversion rate."

    Totum: "Is Borini Italian for unlucky?"

  58. 1654:  
    Phil McNulty, BBC Sport Chief Football Writer at Etihad Stadium

    "Leeds United manager Neil Warnock admits he will not be in his job if they do not win promotion."

  59. 1652: 
    Liverpool 5-0 Swansea

    That thumping win has lifted Liverpool up and in to seventh place in the Premier League table, leapfrogging Swansea. A horrific afternoon for the Swans, but I'm sure all will be forgotten if they bring back the Capital One Cup next weekend.

  60. 1652:  
    MOTD's Steve Bower at AnfieldFULL-TIME- Liverpool 5-0 Swansea

    "This was all over as a contest just 20 seconds in to the second half when Coutinho scored the second goal. It is another step forward for Liverpool but the problem for them has been that after making steps forward they have a habit of making backward steps. Brendan Rodgers sees his team return to winning ways against his former club and in style too. It was a totally one-sided game with so many positives for Liverpool."

  61. 1651: 
    Huddersfield 0-2 Wigan
    Callum McManaman (left) scores for Wigan

    Callum McManaman has been a real threat for Wigan on the left in that opening half, almost reminiscent of former Liverpool winger Steve, who is a distant relative of the 21-year-old. Callum has only scored once this season, and has yet to make a Premier League start this term, but if the former Everton youth team player keeps up this form, he could be a key part in Wigan's bid for survival.

  62. 1650: 
    FULL-TIME- Liverpool 5-0 Swansea
  63. 1649: 
    INJURY TIME- Liverpool 5-0 Swansea

    Into stoppage time at Anfield. A dark day for Swansea.

  64. 1647: 

    Statisticians Infostrada: "This match is the first in the Premier League era in which two different Liverpool players convert a penalty in the same league match.

    "This is the fifth time that Liverpool have converted two penalties in a Premier League match. Previous four all involved the same scorer: Baros, Fowler, Kuyt and Gerrard."

  65. 1644: 

    Statisticians Opta: "Liverpool have had more shots (35) in this game so far than any side has managed in a Premier League match this season."

  66. 1644:  
    Robbie Savage, BBC Radio 5 live at the John Smith's StadiumHuddersfield 0-2 Wigan

    "Wigan were dominant in this first half, fantastic. They have found gaps all over the place. Wigan deserve the lead."

  67. 1643: 

    Ian Westbrook: "Jake Reeves is OK after that Luiz tackle. How do i know? I asked him when he got my tube on way home..."

    Demetris Ioannides: "This is the 'death by football' that Rogers was talking about - Swansea look absolutely knackered!"

    Neymars Mohawk: "Very disrespectful decision by Laudrup. You have to consider the travelling fans and the effort they have made."

  68. 1642: 
    Liverpool 5-0 Swansea

    Liverpool substitute Fabio Borini - who has only just come on - looks like he has dislocated a shoulder here. He is screaming in pain and has to leave the field. Liverpool are down to 10 for the last few minutes. I think they'll cope though.

  69. 1642: 
    HALF-TIME- Huddersfield 0-2 Wigan
  70. 1641: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Liverpool 5-0 Swansea

    Swansea have had a shot! My word. Wayne Routledge bends in an effort from the edge of the box which Pepe Reina has to turn around.

  71. 1639: 
    Huddersfield 0-2 Wigan

    First flurry of danger from Huddersfield as they bend in a fine cross from the left but Neil Danns can't quite reach it. New boss Mark Robins looks perplexed on the bench.

  72. 1637: 

    Chelsea striker Demba Ba: "What a beautiful day at the Bridge..."

  73. 1637:  
    Robbie Savage, BBC Radio 5 live at the John Smith's StadiumHuddersfield 0-2 Wigan

    "Fantastic play again from young McManaman, then a good cut back. It trickled across the line and Kone almost backheeled it in. 2-0 to Wigan, and deservedly so."

  74. 1635: 
    GOAL- Huddersfield 0-2 Wigan - Arouna Kone (40 mins)

    Callum McManaman is ripping up the already poor surface here. The winger streaks in from that left-hand side, cuts the ball back to Jordi Gomez and while Alex Smithies makes a very smart stop, Arouna Kone is on hand to sweep the loose ball home. Was he offside when Gomez had his shot? Maybe. Maybe.

  75. 1634: 
    Huddersfield 0-1 Wigan

    Into the last six minutes at Huddersfield and the home side are yet to really test the Premier League side. They can't get the ball at times.

  76. 1633: 

    Simon Hancock: "Bad decision by Laudrup. We were above Liverpool with a decent goal difference. Thrown it away. Swans fans should get a refund."

    Marcel Bassnett: "Swansea must still be at their hotel, cause they sure haven't turned up at Anfield. It's like watching little schoolboys!"

    Liam Wilby: "Why are people complaining about Swansea's team selection? No-one will care if they win next weekend."

  77. 1631:  
    Michael Owen, Match of the DayLiverpool 5-0 Swansea

    "The shackles are off for Liverpool, I don't think you'd see Glen Johnson going for goal from 40-yards out at 0-0 but it's good too see. Liverpool haven't scored enough goals this season so it's good to see them still pushing for more goals.

    On Daniel Sturridge: "He's made a great impact since he arrived at the club, he's given Liverpool something they didn't have before."

  78. 1631: 

    Huddersfield Giants' Eorl Crabtree: "Throwing this out there - don't blame the Giants for ruining the pitch. We have played on it twice and was in a state before we got there!"

  79. 1631:  
    Robbie Savage, BBC Radio 5 live at the John Smith's StadiumHuddersfield 0-1 Wigan

    "Callum McManaman has been a threat all afternoon, and Wigan deserve the lead. They have threatened and they have got the goal."

  80. 1628: 
    GOAL- Liverpool 5-0 Swansea - Daniel Sturridge (71 mins)

    Daniel Sturridge steps up and calmly places the ball home.

  81. 1627: 
    PENALTY TO LIVERPOOL- Liverpool 4-0 Swansea

    What are you doing Swansea? More poor decision making as Wayne Routledge sticks out his arm to prevent a pass from reaching Luis Suarez. Penalty.

  82. 1626: 
    GOAL- Huddersfield 0-1 Wigan - Callum McManaman (31 mins)

    Wigan take a deserved lead as Callum McManaman dribbles down the left of the area before finding space to squeeze a shot into the top corner. Lovely finish.

  83. 1625: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Liverpool 4-0 Swansea
    Daniel Sturridge

    Swansea cannot live with Daniel Sturridge at all this afternoon. He is in again on the left of the area but his shot is kept out by the ankle of Michel Vorm.

  84. 1624:  
    Robbie Savage, BBC Radio 5 live at the John Smith's StadiumHuddersfield 0-0 Wigan

    "Wigan are playing well. They're knocking it about, even considering the conditions underfoot. Wigan are dominant in possession and they're working exceptionally hard."

  85. 1623: 
    Huddersfield 0-0 Wigan

    Wigan are continuing with their passing game despite the heavy pitch at the John Smith's Stadium. Don't forget Huddersfield beat Wigan on the same turf 24 hours ago at Rugby League. You can tell as well.

  86. 1623: 

    Liam in Cornwall: "Let's not start this silly 'weakened team' debate again please. It's a squad game. Are we going to start fining United for not starting Van Persie, or Chelsea for starting Torres over Ba?"

  87. 1621: 
    CLOSE!- Liverpool 4-0 Swansea

    Almost a fifth for Liverpool, who are in a league of their own. Daniel Sturridge runs on to a fine pass from Luis Suarez, his low shot is saved by the feet of Michel Vorm but Suarez still gets to the rebound before a Swansea defender and sees his follow-up blocked.

  88. 1621: 

    Segun Agbaje: "For this performance I hope Swansea lose the Capital One Cup Final. Shameful decision by Laudrup."

    Tim G: "Finally we beat a team in the top 10..."

    Hishaam Habib: "Liverpool can really play quality football when they are up for it!"

  89. 1619: 
    Man City 4-0 Leeds

    Man City manager Roberto Mancini: "I think it was really important to win this game. If you score two goals within the first 20 minutes it is easier, but the FA Cup is a difficult competition as Arsenal and Everton showed yesterday.

    "We started well with intensity. I think the result is correct.

    "Our strikers need to continue to score like they did today. If they do that, we can have other chances.

    "I am happy to hear the fans chant my name as they are really important. When we lost against Southampton, our thoughts went to them as they deserve to win every game."

  90. 1617: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Liverpool 4-0 Swansea

    Philippe Coutinho can be very pleased with his full Liverpool debut but that is that as Jordan Henderson replaces him.

  91. 1616:  
    MOTD's Michael Owen at AnfieldLiverpool 4-0 Swansea

    On Philippe Coutinho: "His challenge for the next few years will be to make sure he doesn't drift in and out of games and has an impact over the full 90 minutes. You don't normally associate work rate with players from South America so that will help him endear himself to the Liverpool fans."

  92. 1615: 

    The draw for the FA Cup quarter-finals will take place at 1755 and here are the all important numbers for you to keep an eye on.

    1 Huddersfield Town or Wigan Athletic

    2 Barnsley

    3 Oldham Athletic or Everton

    4 Millwall

    5 Blackburn Rovers

    6 Manchester City

    7 Manchester United or Reading

    8 Middlesbrough or Chelsea

  93. 1615: 

    Walter Rainey: "Disgraceful by Laudrup. Might as well give Liverpool a walkover. Didn't Mick McCarthy get fined for something similar?"

    Are you referring to February 2010 when Wolves were hit with a £25,000 suspended Premier League fine for fielding a weakened team for their 3-0 December '09 defeat at Manchester United?

  94. 1613: 
    GOAL- Liverpool 4-0 Swansea - Luis Suarez (56 mins)

    This is getting embarrassing for Swansea. There's not even a hint of a challenge as Luis Suarez is allowed to twist and turn into the area and plant a left-footed curler into the bottom corner.

    Four-nil at home is the score of the day. Are you listening Huddersfield?

  95. 1611: 
    Huddersfield 0-0 Wigan

    Wigan have been making the running but Huddersfield have a good sight of goal as Alan Lee stretches to head over the top from a fine cross from Calum Woods.

  96. 1611: 

    Andy in London: "Barcelona-esque from Liverpool."

    Jimmy from Plymouth: "Bentley Continental GT ain't for me. Just picked up a lovely little Coutinho!"

  97. 1610: 
    Man City 4-0 Leeds

    Leeds manager Neil Warnock on ESPN: "In the first 10 minutes, I think it was a lesson for the young lads and I was quite pleased they did not fold.

    "But it was never a penalty for the second goal in a million years. Let's be fair though, they are still miles better than us.

    "We beat Tottenham, Everton and Southampton have had great runs in both cups, so the players should be proud."

  98. 1609:  
    Robbie Savage, BBC Radio 5 live at the John Smith's StadiumHuddersfield 0-0 Wigan

    "I've been surprised by the start by Huddersfield. They are letting Wigan knock it about the park. Huddersfield haven't gotten into this game, while Wigan are playing some lovely stuff. Huddersfield need to pressurise the ball and get into their faces."

  99. 1609: 

    James Brandon: "Yes Coutinho! Love this guy! Game over?"

    Kwong Tse: "Coutinho scores on his full debut."

    Michael Huggett: "I'm amazed Swansea are doing this, throwing a game away against a team so close to them in the league."

  100. 1607: 
    GOAL- Liverpool 3-0 Swansea - Jose Enrique (50 mins)

    What a goal this is! One of the neatest team goals I've seen in a while as Liverpool work a throw-in from the left. Philippe Coutinho and Luis Suarez link up with some lovely one-touch passing, the ball is worked to Daniel Sturridge who crosses for Jose Enrique to toe-poke into the roof of the net. That was lovely stuff.

  101. 1604: 
    CLOSE!- Liverpool 2-0 Swansea

    Liverpool are rampant and almost make it three as Philippe Coutinho turns a cross from Luis Suarez right across goal.

  102. 1602: 
    GOAL- Liverpool 2-0 Swansea - Philippe Coutinho (46 mins)

    Swansea barely turned up for the first half, and they concede within 20 seconds of the second half as Philippe Coutinho opens his Liverpool account. The Brazilian has all manner of space to run at a back-pedalling Swansea defence before firing in a shot which goes right through Michel Vorm. Great start for Liverpool.

  103. 1602: 
    KICK-OFF- Liverpool 1-0 Swansea

    Back under way.

  104. 1601: 
    CLOSE!- Huddersfield 0-0 Wigan

    First chance of the day comes for the Premier League side. Callum McManaman puts his defender on the floor and stands up a nice cross, but Jordi Gomez can only head on to the roof of the net.

  105. 1601:  
    Robbie Savage, BBC Radio 5 live at the John Smith's StadiumHuddersfield 0-0 Wigan

    "This will be won or lost in the middle of the park. It will be a good battle in there and whoever gains control there could win this game this afternoon."

  106. 1558: 

    Scott Kelly: "Fed up of people saying Leeds were outclassed - was always going to happen. Look at what each team cost. Very proud to be Leeds fan."

    George Baggaley: "Liverpool must push on and be ruthless. Game should be buried already. We never look like keeping clean sheets anymore."

    Gareth Jones: "The Swans need to sort their defence out for the second half or it's going to get a lot worse!"

  107. 1557: 
    Huddersfield 0-0 Wigan

    Not a great attendance at Huddersfield, despite those £10 tickets. Adam Clayton has the first effort of the day but the Town midfielder sees his shot well blocked.

  108. 1556: 

    Former women's tennis world number one Caroline Wozniacki: "Watching Liverpool v Swansea. Want Liverpool to win, but I like Swansea too because of their manager..."

  109. 1556: 
    KICK-OFF- Huddersfield 0-0 Wigan

    Game on at the John Smith's...

  110. 1554:  
    BBC Sport chief football writer Phil McNulty at the Etihad:Man City 4-0 Leeds

    "Manchester City played with real purpose and Leeds United were never a threat at any point. Roberto Mancini remains in the hunt for another major trophy."

  111. 1553:  
    BBC Radio 5 liveHuddersfield v Wigan (1555 GMT)

    Huddersfield Town chief executive Nigel Clibbens: "I'm very excited. There's a magic about the FA Cup and it makes the players rise to new heights. They forget the league and the players get really up for it. It had been a busy week for us - we haven't had much respite.

    "Three of our stands today, including the away end, have adult tickets starting at £10. There's nothing better than a great atmosphere to accompany these games. And there's glorious sunshine - the first two days of sunshine in Huddersfield for about two months!"

  112. 1553: 
    Huddersfield v Wigan (1555 GMT)

    Wigan boss Roberto Martinez: "Every game is a great opportunity to develop strong competition in the squad. We are starting the final third of the campaign when you can achieve your aims and in cup competitions we have been fortunate that our youngsters can compete for a place in the first team. We need to understand if you want to be successful in two competitions you need to compete with a big group of players."

  113. 1552: 
    Huddersfield v Wigan (1555 GMT)

    There's no hanging about today - our next game is just about to kick-off...

  114. 1552: 

    Statisticians Infostrada: "Liverpool are undefeated in their last 28 Premier League home matches in which they led at halftime (23 wins, 5 draws)."

  115. 1551: 
    FULL-TIME- Man City 4-0 Leeds

    Manchester City are the first Premier League side to book a place in the quarter-final of the FA Cup. It was easy.

  116. 1549: 
    Huddersfield v Wigan (1555 GMT)

    New Huddersfield boss Mark Robins: "We want to win every game we take part in but we know it will be difficult today. I've only had a couple of days to get used to the players, so it's a big learning curve for me in where we are going. The players need to enjoy it, we need to pass it when we can and work hard to create chances. We've got a good chance, we've seen Oldham's performance against Everton so that's given us confidence."

  117. 1549:  
    Danny Mills, BBC Radio 5 live at Etihad StadiumMan City 4-0 Leeds

    "It's been a bit of a footballing lesson today for Leeds. But they have to use it as inspiration, and think that if they work at the game, play hard and train hard then this is where they want to be. It has been tough for them at times but there are lots of things they can take from this."

  118. 1548: 
    CLOSE!- Man City 4-0 Leeds

    Pablo Zabaleta tries a left-footed volley from the edge of the box and it nearly sneaks into the far corner, bouncing just past the post. Into the last minute.

  119. 1548:  
    MOTD's Steve Bower at AnfieldHALF-TIME- Liverpool 1-0 Swansea

    "It's been all Liverpool but at half time just one goal separates the two sides. That coming from Steven Gerrard from the penalty spot after Luis Suarez was needlessly fouled."

  120. 1547: 

    Chinmay S Barhale: "Wonder if Leeds think the FA Cup loss is beneficial? A cash boost with the away trip to City and the loss means promotion becomes the sole objective."

    Phil Smith: "How are Liverpool not about eight goals up? Resting players for a game next week is ridiculous from Swansea."

    Nic Billot: "Coutinho looks nervous. He just needs to calm down and play his normal game and he'll do well."

  121. 1546: 
    HALF-TIME- Liverpool 1-0 Swansea
  122. 1544: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Man City 4-0 Leeds

    Great effort from Edin Dzeko, who collects a perfectly-weighted pass from David Silva to drive in a low shot from the edge of the area which Jamie Ashdown has to scoop behind.

  123. 1543: 

    Noel Hunt, Reading midfielder, ahead of tomorrow's game at Manchester United: "Landed in Manchester and en route to the hotel! Feet up for the day and a relax for me I think. Maybe a power nap? Who knows?"

    Who knows Noel? The thrilling day-to-day life of a Premier League footballer eh?

  124. 1541: 
    CLOSE!- Liverpool 1-0 Swansea

    Excellent chance for Liverpool to double their lead at Anfield. A through ball by Luis Suarez plays former Chelsea striker Daniel Sturridge through, he loops his shot over the keeper but the Swans defence were back and somehow managed to clear the danger.

  125. 1541: 

    Suhayl Ali Mawji: "For once Liverpool's dominance has finally paid off!"

    Tim Somers: "Nothing's better than a Gerrard goal in front of The Kop."

    James Williams: "Right, kick on now lads. Let's smash Swansea Reserves 4 or 5-0"

  126. 1540: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Man City 4-0 Leeds

    The good news for the Leeds defence is that Sergio Aguero is coming off. The bad news is that Edin Dzeko is on with nine minutes of the 90 left.

  127. 1539:  
    Phil McNulty, BBC Sport Chief Football Writer at Etihad Stadium

    "Leeds being thoroughly outclassed."

  128. 1538: 
    Liverpool 1-0 Swansea

    Stewart Downing has been a driving force down the right for Liverpool in an impressive opening half and he sees a low shot blocked. Philippe Coutinho is growing in influence as well, but Swansea look like a side with other things on their mind.

  129. 1537:  
    Danny Mills, BBC Radio 5 live at Etihad StadiumMan City 4-0 Leeds

    "That was a really, really good finish from Aguero. It was the deftest of chips through by David Silva, absolutely brilliant, although Aguero was very close to being offside. But it makes little difference at this stage of the game."

  130. 1537: 
    Man City 4-0 Leeds

    We are into the last 12 minutes at the Etihad where it is very much job well done for the home side. Leeds have been well beaten.

  131. 1534: 
    GOAL- Liverpool 1-0 Swansea - Steven Gerrard (34 mins)

    Steven Gerrard missed a penalty in the last home game against West Brom but makes no mistake this time, firing low into the bottom corner to give Liverpool a deserved lead.

  132. 1532: 
    GOAL- Man City 4-0 Leeds - Sergio Aguero (74 mins)

    Lovely finish adds some more gloss to a heavy win for Manchester City. David Silva flicks a pass over the top for Sergio Aguero, who is just onside and places a cushioned shot in off the inside of the post.

  133. 1532: 
    PENALTY TO LIVERPOOL- Liverpool 0-0 Swansea

    A pointless foul from Kemy Agustien as he impedes Luis Suarez as he is on his way off the pitch. No need Kemy. No need.

  134. 1531: 
    Huddersfield v Wigan (1555 GMT)

    BBC Sport's Alistair Magowan reports: "New Huddersfield boss Mark Robins makes four changes to the team which beat Leicester in their fourth-round replay. Skipper Peter Clarke comes back in after a concussion, while Alex Smithies replaces Ian Bennett in goal. Midfielder Neil Danns is also back in the side.

    "Wigan return from warm weather training in Tenerife to make six changes to the team that lost Chelsea. Joel Robles replaces Ali Al Habsi between the posts while Arouna Kone starts up front as Franco Di Santo and Shaun Maloney are among those who drop to the bench."

  135. 1531: 
    LINE-UPS- Huddersfield v Wigan (1555 GMT)

    Huddersfield: Smithies, Hunt, Gerrard, Peter Clarke, Woods, Danns, Atkinson, Clayton, Scannell, Lee, Arfield. Subs: Bennett, Dixon, Norwood, Novak, Gobern, Vaughan, Lynch.

    Wigan: Robles, Golobart, Scharner, Figueroa, Stam, Gomez, McArthur, Espinoza, Fyvie, Kone, McManaman. Subs: Al Habsi, McCarthy, Di Santo, Maloney, Henriquez, Boyce, Beausejour.

    Referee: Michael Oliver (Northumberland)

  136. 1529: 
    Liverpool 0-0 Swansea

    Some lovely footwork from new boy Philippe Coutinho - who is playing on the left of midfield for most of the time - sees him dance clear of a challenge but his pass is not the best.

    Lucas then rifles in a low shot which is easy for Michel Vorm. That Liverpool goal is still not here but they are doing all the attacking.

  137. 1529: 

    Femi Ogunbodede: "I wish most teams played City with as much respect as Leeds currently are. Things would be much easier."

    Tom Grogan: "Liverpool on top but haven't yet converted their dominance into goals. Sound familiar?"

    Tapfuma Matthew: "Suarez is sick - he's got a Torres infection!"

  138. 1525: 
    HITS THE WOODWORK- Man City 3-0 Leeds

    City almost make it four. Yaya Toure's shot is palmed up into the air by Jamie Ashdown and Jack Rodwell returns the ball with interest, thumping a header against the underside of the crossbar and seeing it bounce away. You don't get much closer than that.

  139. 1524: 
    CLOSE!- Liverpool 0-0 Swansea

    Liverpool are going to score in a minute - surely? Daniel Sturridge dances around two defenders and the goalkeeper before going down, Luis Suarez then puts the loose ball wide.

    A great chance but should that have been a penalty? Liverpool think so.

  140. 1523: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Man City 3-0 Leeds

    Carlos Tevez has run Leeds ragged today but his day is over as Maicon comes on for a run out. There are 25 minutes remaining.

  141. 1522: 
    CLOSE!- Liverpool 0-0 Swansea

    Luis Suarez, who is causing all sorts of problems for the Swans defence, goes close again for Liverpool but his looping effort is just over the crossbar. According to co-commentator Michael Owen 'Liverpool look bob on today".

    Daniel Sturridge then has a good chance but can't keep his header down and it ends up in the Kop.

  142. 1522:  
    BBC Sport chief football writer Phil McNulty at the Etihad:Man City 3-0 Leeds

    "Not much love for their manager from Leeds United's fans as they chant: "Warnock Warnock Time To Go."

  143. 1519: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Man City 3-0 Leeds

    Change for Manchester City as Jack Rodwell comes on for just his ninth appearance for the club. Javi Garcia is the man replaced.

  144. 1518: 
    CLOSE!- Liverpool 0-0 Swansea

    Luis Suarez takes the second free-kick and gets a good shape on the ball bending it over the wall but just too high. The Reds are camped in the Swansea half though in what has been a decent opening 20 minutes.

  145. 1517:  
    Danny Mills, BBC Radio 5 live at Etihad StadiumMan City 3-0 Leeds

    "City look 20% better than Leeds in every single area of the pitch. They are superior, and it's turned into a bit of a lesson for Leeds United."

  146. 1516: 
    Liverpool 0-0 Swansea

    Steven Gerrard hits a free-kick into the wall and while Luis Suarez collects the loose ball he can only shoot high and wide from the edge of the area. Suarez then wins a free-kick in an identical position seconds later.

  147. 1515: 

    Christian Reilly: "Reports of Mancini's impending demise are even more amusing based on this performance."

    Ian Stratford: "Swansea resting players for a game seven days away against a League Two side is pretty pathetic."

    Toby Covill: "While you can't fault Laudrup's reasoning for placing Michu on the bench, from a fantasy football perspective I'm livid."

  148. 1514: 
    CLOSE!- Liverpool 0-0 Swansea

    Close may be pushing it as Stewart Downing takes aim from 25 yards and puts it out for a throw in. He scratches his head and he is not alone.

    Liverpool on top though.

  149. 1513: 
    Man City 3-0 Leeds

    There are 6,000 Leeds fans in attendance today and they are in good voice. Unfortunately for the Whites they are singing "You're nothing special - We lose every week."

  150. 1512:  
    Danny Mills, BBC Radio 5 live at Etihad Stadium

    "Fantastic play from Man City. Aguero is simply magnificent. I though he had gone too wide but once he reaches the byline he dinks it across and Tevez, a yard out, is virtually hit by the ball and it ends up in the back of the net."

  151. 1510: 
    GOAL- Man City 3-0 Leeds - Carlos Tevez (52 mins)

    Another crisp goal for Manchester City. Sergio Aguero starts it by driving infield from wide on the left, another deft one-two with David Silva sends him in on goal and while his chip is off target, Carlos Tevez is on hand to convert from a yard out. Game entirely over now.

  152. 1507: 
    YELLOW CARD- Liverpool 0-0 Swansea

    Lucas goes into the book early doors as the Liverpool midfielder is late to a sliding challenge.

    Liverpool have started the better at Anfield, hardly surprising when Swansea make seven changes to their side, ahead of next week's Capital One Cup final. Luis Suarez had a good chance to open the scoring but he shot straight at Michel Vorm.

  153. 1506: 
    Man City 2-0 Leeds

    Blood. We have claret spilled as Rodolph Austin inadvertently volleys his team-mate Sam Byram in the face after he heads a ball away. Ouch indeed.

  154. 1504: 
    KICK-OFF- Man City 2-0 Leeds

    We are back under way at the Etihad. Can those changes give Leeds any impetus?


    Statisticians Infostrada on Twitter: "Coming into today's match, Liverpool have needed on average 11 total shots to produce one goal in the current Premier League season."

  156. 1504: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Man City 2-0 Leeds

    Big Steve Morison is coming on for Leeds at the break in place of Ross McCormack. A different option.

    David Norris is also on for Michael Brown.

  157. 1503: 

    James, who may not be having the most enjoyable Sunday: "Only a huge Liverpool win can bring joy to otherwise terrible trip around Windsor Castle..."

  158. 1503:  
    Phil McNulty, BBC Sport Chief Football Writer at Etihad StadiumMan City 2-0 Leeds

    "A man dressed as a foam FA Cup is strutting imperiously around the Etihad turf during the half-time interval. Magic."

  159. 1502: 

    Former Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish: "3-0 Liverpool. Swansea thinking about next week. Luis double."

  160. 1501: 
    Liverpool 0-0 Swansea

    Philippe Coutinho is straight into the action for Liverpool, rolling in a shot from range which is deflected wide. Stewart Downing then volleys wide from the corner as the hosts make a bright start.

  161. 1500: 
    KICK-OFF- Liverpool 0-0 Swansea

    We are off at Anfield, bang on time.

  162. 1459: 

    Statisticians Infostrada: "This is Liverpool's 400th home match in the Premier League. Their track record in their first 399 is 242 wins, 98 draws and 59 defeats."

  163. 1456: 
    Liverpool v Swansea (1500 GMT)

    The teams are out at Anfield. Philippe Coutinho is one to watch - how will the new number 10 fit in?

  164. 1455: 

    Ben Aitkenhead: "Great banter between sets of supporters. Leeds fans doing better than their team."

    Jack O'Neill: "Hopefully Coutinho can produce a big performance to guide Liverpool to a big win!"

    Simon Hancock: "Swansea fielding a weakened team at Anfield in preparation for a game against Bradford. How times have changed!"

  165. 1450: 
    Huddersfield v Wigan (1555 GMT)

    BBC Sport's Alistair Magowan reports: "New Huddersfield boss Mark Robins is a man with FA Cup pedigree. The former Manchester United forward scored a crucial goal against Nottingham Forest in a third-round tie in 1990, helping United on their way to winning the competition. More recently as a manager, though, he has already been knocked out of this year's tournament when Coventry lost to Tottenham. Robins gets a second chance with Wigan boss Roberto Martinez saying he is likely to rotate his team but the Spaniard wants his side to reach the last eight for the first time in 26 years."

  166. 1450: 

    We are 10 minutes away from kick-off at Anfield - where the sun is also streaming in - and an hour away from our last game of the day in Huddersfield.

  167. 1449:  
    Danny Mills, BBC Radio 5 live at Etihad StadiumMan City 2-0 Leeds

    "City have done exactly what they needed to do. They started the game well and the attitude was spot on from the first minute, and Leeds have not been able to cope with the quality and pace of City."

  168. 1448:  
    BBC Sport chief football writer Phil McNulty at the Etihad:HALF-TIME- Man City 2-0 Leeds

    "All very routine for Manchester City. In complete control and Leeds United showing no signs of being able to wrestle it away from them."

  169. 1445: 
    Man City 2-0 Leeds

    Ross McCormack whips the free-kick over the wall but Costel Pantilimon punches it away. Into stoppage time at the Etihad.

  170. 1444: 
    Man City 2-0 Leeds

    Here we go. Free-kick for Leeds on the edge of the penalty area. Can they conjure something?

  171. 1440: 
    Man City 2-0 Leeds
    Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero (left) celebrates scoring with David Silva

    We are in a lull. A real lull. Steve Morison is warming up for Leeds, that's about as exciting as it gets.

  172. 1435: 
    CLOSE!- Man City 2-0 Leeds

    Almost a third again! Javi Garcia beats his man to a superb inswinging corner from Aleksandar Kolarov but his header is past the far post. With 10 minutes remaining of the first half City are in total control.

  173. 1433: 
    Man City 2-0 Leeds

    Another painful one as Javi Garcia rakes down the back of Michael Brown's leg. No booking again which is a surprise.

  174. 1433: 

    Kolo Kenneth Kadiri: "City must make this a rout. They need the confidence for the 12 mile haul up the table."

    James Taylor: "I don't care if Leeds win or lose, as long as it gives us a boot up the backside for the league!"

    Aled Thomas: "No Michu but, more importantly, no Ashley Williams for Swansea. Got more confidence in a Liverpool win now."

  175. 1433:  
    Danny Mills, BBC Radio 5 live at Etihad Stadium

    "City are just that yard quicker and stronger. Leeds look a little overawed and are obviously lacking in confidence."

  176. 1432: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Man City 2-0 Leeds

    This could get heavy for Leeds. Only a top save from Jamie Ashdown prevents a third goal for City as Yaya Toure's rising shot is helped over the bar.

  177. 1430:  
    BBC Sport chief football writer Phil McNulty at the Etihad:

    "Leeds United fans doing the best to keep their spirits up but all the early evidence suggests this will be a long afternoon for Neil Warnock's team. Carlos Tevez and Sergio Aguero look right in the mood for Manchester City."

  178. 1428: 
    CLOSE!- Man City 2-0 Leeds

    So close to a third! Aleksandar Kolarov whips in a free-kick which Aidy White turns toward his own goal only to see the ball hit the side-netting. Inches away from an own goal.

  179. 1427: 
    Man City 2-0 Leeds

    An eye waterer. Stephen Warnock takes a stray kick from James Milner right in the, er, technical area. Ouch does not cover it. Man down. Man down...

  180. 1427: 
    Liverpool v Swansea (1500 GMT)

    Liverpool give new midfield signing Philippe Coutinho a home debut as manager Brendan Rodgers looks to end a run of five matches without a win.

    The Brazilian, an £8.5m signing from Inter Milan, is one of four changes from the side which lost against Zenit St Petersburg in the Europa League, with Daniel Sturridge, Daniel Agger and Lucas Leiva all returning.

    Swansea boss Michael Laudrup has one eye on next week's Capital One Cup final, leaving 15-goal leading scorer Michu on the bench along with fellow first-choice players Ashley Williams, Angel Rangel and Nathan Dyer. That sees winger Roland Lamah make his first league start for the Welsh side.

  181. 1426: 
    LINE-UPS- Liverpool v Swansea (1500 GMT)

    Liverpool: Reina, Johnson, Carragher, Agger, Jose Enrique, Downing, Gerrard, Lucas, Coutinho, Suarez, Sturridge. Subs: Gulacsi, Henderson, Allen, Borini, Sterling, Shelvey, Skrtel.

    Swansea: Vorm, Tiendalli, Monk, Bartley, Davies, Britton, Agustien, de Guzman, Lamah, Shechter, Hernandez. Subs: Tremmel, Williams, Michu, Routledge, Dyer, Moore, Rangel.

    Referee: Howard Webb (S Yorkshire)

  182. 1425:  
    Phil McNulty, BBC Sport Chief Football Writer at Etihad Stadium

    "Leeds United simply unable to cope with Man City's intensity in the opening phases."

  183. 1423: 
    Man City 2-0 Leeds

    It's not often David Silva gets this much time and space in the City midfield. He is pulling the strings in there.

  184. 1422: 
    Chelsea 4-0 Brentford

    Chelsea manager Rafael Benitez: "The first half they were working very hard and the second half we knew if we kept up the tempo we would have chances and then it would be a case of us taking them.

    "The team was doing well and Frank Lampard is scoring goals, which is good for him and good for us."

  185. 1420: 
    Man City 2-0 Leeds

    Leeds have had some possession after that lightning start from Manchester City but they are yet to pose any real threat. The pairing of Carlos Tevez and Sergio Aguero are running amok for City.

  186. 1420: 

    Ashen233: "Aguero asks for a penalty from the ref and gets it. Ridiculous."

    Soccer Fan: "You don't have to go down to earn penalty. Great refereeing!"

    Matt Collingwood: "Disagree with Danny Mills re Milner (1410). Workrate is second to none, but lacks the technical ability to be considered top class."

  187. 1419: 
    Chelsea 4-0 Brentford

    Brentford manager Uwe Rosler: "I think we did very well and we made their life difficult. We looked fit, worked hard and the tactics worked well.

    "After the first goal it was disappointing to concede more, I don't think it was a fair reflection of the game."

  188. 1417: 
    Man City 2-0 Leeds

    Leeds manager Neil Warnock emerges from the dugout. He will be fuming about that penalty decision which was certainly soft. Can he rally his troops to mount any sort of response?

  189. 1416:  
    Danny Mills, BBC Radio 5 live at Etihad Stadium

    "Good penalty decision. Tough on Tom Lees, but Aguero was too quick and powerful. Lees did put his arm out and try to hold him. Foul, penalty, simple. And it was a fabulous penalty kick, well struck. Man City look up for this. They really want to win."

  190. 1415: 
    GOAL- Man City 2-0 Leeds - Sergio Aguero (15 mins)

    Sergio Aguero steps up and slams the spot-kick into the roof of the net. Leeds are two nil down without having a touch.

  191. 1414: 
    PENALTY TO MAN CITY- Man City 1-0 Leeds

    Sergio Aguero twists and turns inside the penalty area, Tom Lees gets an arm around him and while it's a bit soft, a penalty is given.

  192. 1412: 
    CLOSE!- Man City 1-0 Leeds

    Manchester City are not messing about today. Sergio Aguero runs in behind Rodolph Austin and picks out fellow Argentine Carlos Tevez to slam a shot into the side-netting. Yaya Toure may be a worry for City though, he is in communication with the bench and Jack Rodwell is warming up.

  193. 1412:  
    BBC Sport chief football writer Phil McNulty at the Etihad:

    "Manchester City's intensity is proving too much for Leeds United in the opening phases - not that Yaya Toure's goal has dampened the enthusiasm of thousands of noisy travelling fans from Yorkshire."

  194. 1411: 

    James Beck: "Well, that's Leeds' cup run over then."

    El Yaro: "Yaya Toure is clearly one of the current top three Premier League midfielders. Fact."

    Segun Agbaje: "Super, super flick from Tevez, and what about Yaya Toure? Simply class. Great finish."

  195. 1410: 
    BREAKING TEAM NEWS- Liverpool v Swansea (1500 GMT)

    There's no Michu in the Swansea side as Itay Shechter leads the line.

  196. 1410:  
    Danny Mills, BBC Radio 5 live at Etihad StadiumMan City 1-0 Leeds

    "I think James Milner is the best City player week in, week out. He may not get all the attention or the plaudits, but he is an 8/10 player all the time. If you had 11 Milners in your team every week you wouldn't be far off winning the league."

  197. 1408: 
    Man City 1-0 Leeds

    Michael Brown in a bust-up? Hard to believe I know but it's true. Brown is late on Yaya Toure who is then goaded into a reaction. Referee Mark Clattenburg sorts it out without the use of his pencil and yellow card.

  198. 1407: 
    Chelsea 4-0 Brentford

    Chelsea captain John Terry on reports of a bust-up with Rafael Benitez and claims he will no longer be a regular starter in the side: "I read those stories in the paper but it is completely lazy journalism. The other two players have been playing well and I've been out for a few months. It's complete rubbish."

  199. 1407:  
    Danny Mills, BBC Radio 5 live at Etihad StadiumMan City 1-0 Leeds

    "Fantastic start for Man City and the worst possible start for Leeds. City have five or six attacking players who can hurt you out of nothing. Here, Toure and Silva played a fantastic one-two and a superb flick from Tevez rolled the ball into space for Taya Toure. Leeds will find it very difficult from here on in."

  200. 1405: 
    GOAL- Man City 1-0 Leeds - Yaya Toure (5 mins)

    What a goal this is from the FA Cup specialist Yaya Toure. Two one-twos in a row on the edge of the box as it's Toure-Silva-Toure-Tevez-Toure, the big man then skips around Leeds goalkeeper Jamie Ashdown and buries from close range.

  201. 1404: 
    Man City 0-0 Leeds

    Manchester City make all the early running with Sergio Aguero looking in a busy mood.

  202. 1404:  
    Danny Mills, BBC Radio 5 live at Etihad StadiumMan City 0-0 Leeds

    "Leeds will have to tighten things up. If they are to have any success today they need to grab the game. They can't outplay Man City - they have to outfight them."

  203. 1403:  
    Phil McNulty, BBC Sport Chief Football Writer at Etihad Stadium

    "Warm round of applause from travelling Leeds fans for their former star James Milner."

  204. 1403: 
    BREAKING TEAM NEWS- Liverpool v Swansea (1500 GMT)

    Liverpool's new number 10, Philippe Coutinho, makes his first start, while Daniel Sturridge is back to partner Luis Suarez.

  205. 1400: 
    KICK-OFF- Man City 0-0 Leeds

    A beautiful afternoon at the Etihad as we get under way.

  206. 1356: 

    Jack Snart: "This is the third game in a row where Chelsea have made a sub and scored a minute later. Rafa out?"

    Gabriel Inch: "You'd have to be crazy, power hungry and money driven with no regard for football to refuse to give Lampard a contract."

    Dad Mob: "Well Brentford were robbed here. Had a goal wrongly disallowed before half-time, and with the first two freak goals for Chelsea the keeper was unsighted."

  207. 1354: 
    Man City v Leeds (1400 GMT)

    A bit of the Alan Parsons project at the Etihad as the teams emerge from the tunnel. City think they are the Chicago Bulls...

  208. 1354:  
    MOTD's Steve Bower at AnfieldLiverpool v Swansea (1500 GMT)

    "When Brendan Rodgers agreed to become Liverpool manager last June, there weren't many connected with Swansea who would have thought that they would travel to Anfield nine months later above their former boss and his new club in the Premier League table. Liverpool need a reaction after a frustrating week domestically and in Europe, where the theme of bad defending and being wasteful in front of goal has reared its head once more."

  209. 1353:  
    Mark Bright, BBC Radio 5 live at Stamford Bridge

    "Chelsea were worthy winners. The gap in class showed. Brentford were hard-working and deserved for it to be 0-0 at half time, but it's Chelsea who deservedly advance."

  210. 1352: 
    FULL-TIME- Chelsea 4-0 Brentford

    Comfortable enough in the end for Chelsea then as they book a place in round five against Middlesbrough. Speaking of round five, we are about to get going at the Etihad, and we will have team news from Anfield shortly as well. It's all go.

  211. 1348: 
    INJURY TIME- Chelsea 4-0 Brentford

    Into the final knockings.

  212. 1345: 

    Chris Colyer: "Lampard and Terry banging in the goals... brings a brief reminder of happier times."

    Josh Koen: "Not offering Lampard a new contract is like turning down Messi on a free."

    Mike Bell: "Roman Abramovic looks as though he really appreciates Frank Lampard, as Lampard leaves pitch to standing ovation. (Not!)"

  213. 1343: 
    YELLOW CARD- Chelsea 4-0 Brentford

    David Luiz is booked for what on first glance looks a fairly innocuous challenge on Jake Reeves. When you see it again though, Luiz was naughty there, clattering Reeves with his shoulder and the Brentford midfielder doesn't really know where he is. He looks groggy.

  214. 1342: 
    Man City v Leeds (1400 GMT)

    Just 20 minutes away from our second game of the day. You feel Roberto Mancini could do with a similar performance and scoreline as the one Chelsea have dished out here. But Leeds will have plenty to say about that.

  215. 1341:  
    Mark Bright, BBC Radio 5 live at Stamford Bridge

    "Great cross from Oscar, who has now scored one and made one. It was really pacy and to the far post. Terry only had a foot in which to put that, but it was a great header, rising high."

  216. 1339: 
    GOAL- Chelsea 4-0 Brentford - John Terry (81 mins)

    They're all at it now. John Terry makes it four, leaping high at the back post to convert Oscar's deep cross after a corner was worked short. This is getting harsh on Brentford now but Chelsea have been slick since the break.

  217. 1338: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Chelsea 3-0 Brentford
    Frank Lampard

    Frank Lampard is now Chelsea's all-time goalscorer in the FA Cup and is three behind Bobby Tambling's all-time record in all competitions. Surely that will fall before the end of the season now.

    Lampard is replaced to a standing ovation as Ryan Bertrand gets a run-out.

  218. 1337: 
    LINE-UPS- Man City v Leeds (1400 GMT)

    Man City: Pantilimon, Zabaleta, Toure, Nastasic, Kolarov, Milner, Toure, Javi Garcia, Silva, Aguero, Tevez. Subs: Hart, Maicon, Lescott, Nasri, Dzeko, Rodwell, Clichy.

    Leeds: Ashdown, Byram, Lees, Peltier, Warnock, White, Austin, Brown, Varney, Diouf, McCormack. Subs: Kenny, Pearce, Morison, Tonge, Norris, Habibou, Hall.

    Referee: Mark Clattenburg (Tyne & Wear)

  219. 1336:  
    Mark Bright, BBC Radio 5 live at Stamford Bridge

    "Brentford have given it a good go and have taken the champions of Europe to a replay. They have nothing whatsoever to be ashamed of."

  220. 1335: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Chelsea 3-0 Brentford

    Yossi Benayoun is on for Chelsea in place of Juan Mata for the final 13 minutes or so. Mata ends the day with a goal and an assist. What a signing he has been.

  221. 1335: 

    Statisticians Opta: "Frank Lampard has now been involved in 24 goals (scored 15 and assisted nine) in his last 25 appearances in the FA Cup."

  222. 1333: 

    S McMullen: "199! Lampard just keeps marching on."

    Nik Nak: "With every passing game Lampard makes the decision of not offering him a new contract look even more ridiculous."

    Paul Roberts: "Grind 'em down slowly and then score four in the last 20 minutes..."

  223. 1332: 
    Chelsea 3-0 Brentford

    Time for Rafa Benitez to book the hotel in Middlesbrough then. It's going to be a fifth round date on Wednesday 27 February at the Riverside.

  224. 1331:  
    Mark Bright, BBC Radio 5 live at Stamford Bridge

    "All the credit for Lampard's goal must go to Mata. He ran down the line, disguised the cross ever so well, dinked it across two defenders and Frank came in and it was a simple side foot. He missed a couple in the first half but made no mistake there. And that's it for Brentford."

  225. 1331: 

    Mohsin Shabbir: "Oscar, That was absolute class."

    Masami: "Cheeky little backheel goal!"

    Ruaridh Williams: "Am I the only one that thinks this game would have been completely different if the Brentford goal was allowed to stand?"

  226. 1329: 
    GOAL- Chelsea 3-0 Brentford - Frank Lampard (71 mins)

    Game over now. Juan Mata is the architect this time, skipping away down the left and picking out Frank Lampard in the penalty area. He missed two chances in the first half but connects properly with this one to smash home his 199th goal for Chelsea.

  227. 1328:  
    Mark Bright, BBC Radio 5 live at Stamford Bridge

    "The Brazilian, Oscar, gets the final touch. It was a Cruyff-like flick. Ivanovic got the the byline, drilled it back, and Oscar connected with his flick. The goalkeeper just couldn't block it, and it went under him."

  228. 1326: 
    GOAL- Chelsea 2-0 Brentford - Oscar (68 mins)

    If the first goal was route one, Chelsea find some polish to finally take charge of this tie. Eden Hazard wins the ball back in midfield before driving into the penalty area. He is overlapped by Branislav Ivanovic who has the vision to pick out Oscar in the middle. The Brazilian applies a backheeled finish that takes a deflection before squirming into the net. Game over?

  229. 1325: 

    Joe from Southport: "The way to beat a team from League One is apparently route one. Not so flashy from the champions of Europe... I get the feeling this one isn't over yet."

    Pat in Glasgow: "Chelsea, with the exception of Mata, lack imagination and urgency. Brentford, the victims of poor refereeing, are due a decision - fall over in the box at the next opportunity, Bees!"

    Dan from Witney: "What's the max that Chelsea can hope to sell Torres for? More than £10m or not even that?"

  230. 1323: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Chelsea 1-0 Brentford

    Here is that change for Chelsea as the lively Victor Moses is replaced by Eden Hazard. Oscar moves across to the left as a result.

  231. 1322: 

    Liverpool full-back Jose Enrique: "On the way to the stadium. Three points today, come on!"

  232. 1320: 
    Chelsea 1-0 Brentford

    Brentford waste a rare breakaway as we enter the final half hour. Chelsea have been in control of this match throughout but they have never looked like putting Brentford to the sword. Eden Hazard looks like he is coming on.

  233. 1318: 

    Jake Stokes-King: "Well that was route Juan football from Chelsea there..."

    Luke Richards: "Brentford's heroics won't Mata anymore."

    Andy: "Chelsea fans moaning about Rafa playing long ball. Short memories. Did they never watch their team when Drogba was playing?"

  234. 1318:  
    BBC Sport chief football writer Phil McNulty at the Etihad:Man City v Leeds (1400 GMT)

    "Joe Hart is not in Manchester City's line-up to face Leeds United after his error in the loss at Southampton - but this should not be construed as some form of punishment by manager Roberto Mancini as Costel Pantilimon has figured as City's FA Cup keeper this season. Carlos Tevez is also back to provide extra impetus up front."

  235. 1316: 
    Man City v Leeds (1400 GMT)

    Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini reacts to the 3-1 defeat to Southampton by making six changes against Leeds. Costel Pantilimon (who has filled in for Joe Hart in goal throughout the season in the domestic cup competitions), Aleksandar Kolarov, Kolo Toure, Matija Nastasic, Leeds old boy James Milner and Carlos Tevez - who missed the defeat at St Mary's due to personal issues - all start.

    For Leeds, boss Neil Warnock replaces first-choice goalkeeper Paddy Kenny with Jamie Ashdown in one of four changes from the team that lost 1-0 to Middlesbrough. El Hadji Diouf, Rodolph Austin and Aidan White also come in.

  236. 1315:  
    Mark Bright, BBC Radio 5 live at Stamford Bridge

    "Excellent strike from Juan Mata, but that was a basic goal. It was a pump up the field, a challenge from Demba Ba then a pinged shot from Juan Mata, unstoppable. A lovely strike, and I think the keeper was slightly unsighted.

    "Chelsea have been threatening since coming out for the second half and have been putting Brentford under much more pressure on the edge of their 18-yard box. That was the breakthrough goal they needed. Now they need to decide whether to go for the second."

  237. 1314: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Chelsea 1-0 Brentford

    Brentford make a change in the aftermath of that game as Uwe Rosler sends Harry Forrester on in place of Marcello Trotta. It needs a change in gameplan now from the League One boys.

  238. 1312: 
    GOAL- Chelsea 1-0 Brentford - Juan Mata (54 mins)

    This is as direct as it gets. Petr Cech lumps a goal-kick downfield, Demba Ba gets up to win the flick-on which is well read by Juan Mata. The Spaniard collects the ball and fires in from 20 yards, with the ball bouncing in front of Bees goalkeeper Simon Moore and skipping into the corner. Relief all round.

  239. 1311: 

    Mark Ogden, football writer for Daily Telegraph: "Scott Sinclair not even on bench for Man City today. Meanwhile, Swansea are preparing for the Capital One Cup final next week..."

  240. 1310: 
    Chelsea 0-0 Brentford

    Lovely feet from Victor Moses as he skips past his man on two occasions but he can't pick out a team-mate inside the penalty area. More diligent defending from the Bees as Gary Cahill's shot is blocked. This is a proper rearguard action.

  241. 1309:  
    Phil McNulty, BBC Sport Chief Football Writer at Etihad Stadium

    "No Joe Hart for Man City against Leeds - but worth noting he was also on the bench for the win at Stoke in the last round of the FA Cup."

  242. 1309: 

    Johnny Magrinho: "Bertrand's continued relationship with the Chelsea bench is so frustrating. Good player, great potential but zero playing time."

    Jonni Slater: "Re 1254, John Terry ousting several Chelsea managers? I think Abramovich has a team of poor advisers who do that - it isn't JT!"

    Mr Mystery: "Re Demba Ba and that personalised superhero mask of his - I couldn't imagine Batman having 'Bruce Wayne' on his!"

  243. 1306: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Chelsea 0-0 Brentford
    Brentford supporters

    The Brentford fans remain in good voice as David Luiz wins an early corner fro Chelsea. The League One side deal with it, but when Oscar crosses back into the goalmouth Branislav Ivanovic sees his header brilliantly kept out by Simon Moore.

  244. 1304: 

    Hari Sri: "Chelsea have a real lack of squad depth."

    Jake Pincombe: "Win or lose, Benitez should lose his job today and his tenure be expunged from the record books."

    Lad Directionerr: "Chelsea fans have got to stop blaming Rafa. He fields 11 internationals, there's only so much he can do. Blame the players."

  245. 1303: 
    KICK-OFF- Chelsea 0-0 Brentford

    The second half is go at Stamford Bridge. Can Brentford keep Chelsea out?

  246. 1302: 
    BREAKING TEAM NEWS- Man City v Leeds (1400 GMT)

    There is no Joe Hart or Gareth Barry in the Manchester City side.

  247. 1301:  
    Martin Keown, BBC SportASK KEOWN

    We asked for your questions for Martin Keown on Twitter this week.

    Paul Wright @PaulWrighttt: "Is your head still sore from the last time you covered an FA Cup tie involving Leeds?"

    "Leeds fans love that don't they, the fact they I got hit in the head by a ball on live TV? I was just pleased it hit me and not Rebecca Lowe. If it had hit her we might not have had a television programme. It was Michael Brown who was trying, they tell me, to aim for Robbie Savage. But Brown has never been a great striker of the ball so the fact he hit me instead of Savage shouldn't be a surprise.

    "Neil Warnock will make it difficult for Roberto Mancini today. However, City should have one or two back to re-introduce, including Vincent Kompany and Carlos Tevez. These guys returning means, for me, there should only be one winner, particularly as home advantage is vital in the FA Cup."

  248. 1259:  
    Danny Mills, BBC Radio 5 live at Etihad StadiumMan City v Leeds (1400 GMT)

    "Leeds have got only a slim chance. It's a glorious day for football here and the pitch is immaculate. Leeds have to do what they did against Tottenham and Elland Road, and turn it into a Championship game. They must get into their faces.

    "But this is vitally important for Manchester City. Their league is now beyond them and they failed in the Champions League. I don't think Roberto Manchini's job is safe come the summer."

  249. 1258: 

    We should have breaking team news for you from Manchester City shortly. Roberto Mancini could drop most of his side after that defeat at Southampton to be honest...

  250. 1255:  
    BBC Sport chief football writer Phil McNulty at the Etihad:Man City v Leeds (1400 GMT)

    "Manchester City's abject display in defeat at Southampton saw their prospect of retaining the Premier League recede even further, placing increased emphasis on their FA Cup fifth round tie against Leeds United at The Etihad. And they will be a facing a side that beat Tottenham Hotspur in the last round and a manager in Neil Warnock who likes nothing better than making mischief against the big clubs."

  251. 1254: 

    Phil from Windsor: "Great tactics from Benitez, playing long ball against a League One team. Embarrassing."

    Dom in Liverpool: "I'm sorry but John Terry is a liability off the field. He's not a model pro by any means. He's ousted several Chelsea managers with his bad attitude - great footballer but troublemaker."

    Alex from Oxford: "Mata's assist bonus must be crippling. Chelsea's players seem under strict instructions not to convert any of his passes."

  252. 1253: 
    Chelsea 0-0 Brentford

    A reminder that the winners of this one will travel to Middlesbrough a week on Wednesday for the fifth round.

  253. 1249:  
    Mark Bright, BBC Radio 5 live at Stamford Bridge

    "You cannot say Chelsea haven't created good opportunities to score and be in the lead at half-time. But the frustrating thing for the home fans is that if Brentford score first after the interval the whole picture could change. This could be a really good game in the second period."

  254. 1247: 

    Frank Lampard shakes his head as he leaves the pitch. He will know that he normally gobbles up those sort of chances.

    So far, so good for the Bees though.

  255. 1247: 
    HALF-TIME- Chelsea 0-0 Brentford

    BBC Sport's Nabil Hassan reports: "It's 0-0 at the break and to coin a phrase from a popular 90s song: "Things can only get better.""

  256. 1244: 
    CLOSE!- Chelsea 0-0 Brentford

    Frank Lampard misses another sitter! Oh deary me.

    A cross from the right finds him in space again at the back post, he's no more than eight yards out but he steers his volley wide of the near post. He can't quite believe it. Neither can I to be honest.

  257. 1243: 

    Joel Parker: "Petr Cech must be reading a newspaper with a mug of tea at the back of the goal. Chelsea have dominated the game."

    Calvin Ewing: "Nervous Chelsea fan. To help I've started doing some chores to build up some in-game karma."

    Gareth Soye: "Does Demba Ba not know that you never put your real name on your superhero mask. Rookie mistake..."

  258. 1241:  
    Mark Bright, BBC Radio 5 live at Stamford Bridge

    "The referee played a great advantage earlier in the game for Victor Moses, but then he blew and a couple of players did stop. That was a really good opportunity for Brentford. Why didn't he wait for that extra second like he did with Moses?"

  259. 1240: 
    DISALLOWED GOAL- Chelsea 0-0 Brentford

    Bad timing! Brentford midfielder Adam Forshaw is tripped by David Luiz, a foul is given before Marcello Trotta skips past Gary Cahill to stick one into the corner. Advantage should have been played surely?

    Forshaw takes the free-kick but it hits the wall. Brentford will not be happy about that.

  260. 1239: 
    Chelsea 0-0 Brentford

    ... Frank Lampard takes the free-kick but Clayton Donaldson clears with a strong defensive header.

  261. 1238: 
    Chelsea 0-0 Brentford

    It's all gone a bit flat from Chelsea, who are patiently probing away without asking too many hard questions. They do win a debatable free-kick on the edge of the area though...

  262. 1237: 

    Matty Burns: "I have never seen Chelsea play so direct. Brentford can deal with this all day long..."

    Jamie Pritchard: "So last season was the most entertaining league season in my lifetime. This season it's the best cup season of my lifetime."

    Leo Rytina: "It's madness that fellow Chelsea fans want us to lose. Madness! I love the FA Cup far more than I hate Benitez."

  263. 1233: 
    Chelsea 0-0 Brentford
    Demba Ba

    Demba Ba slides in at the near post but he's well crowded out by the Brentford defence.

    The Bees then counter sharply and Adam Forshaw again shoots wide.

  264. 1232: 
    Chelsea 0-0 Brentford

    Brentford goalkeeper Simon Moore has called for a baseball cap as he struggles with the sun in his eyes. He's not had a save to make though as we reach the half an hour point.

  265. 1229:  
    Mark Bright, BBC Radio 5 live at Stamford Bridge

    "It looked like Oscar slipped as he tried to take the shot, but that should have been a goal..."

  266. 1227: 
    HITS THE WOODWORK- Chelsea 0-0 Brentford

    So close! Juan Mata tees up Oscar running into the penalty area but the Brazilian loses his footing as he goes to strike and ends up scuffing the ball against the post.

  267. 1225: 

    Lee in Hinckley: "Re 1150, it came from a chant sung by supporters of 'Buck up B's' in the early days; a chant from a local Uni that followed a player who turned out for the club as well as the Uni. It stuck, got changed in print to Bees and informed many a later kit decision."

  268. 1224: 
    CLOSE!- Chelsea 0-0 Brentford

    Chelsea are on the verge of a breakthrough here.

    Juan Mata finds space on the right this time and delivers a superb ball across the face of goal, it's crying out for a tap-in but Demba Ba can't reach it.

  269. 1223: 
    Chelsea 0-0 Brentford

    Frank Lampard's ascent to the summit of Chelsea's goalscoring charts has hit a road bump so far today - he smacks another shot from a good position well over the top.

  270. 1219: 
    CLOSE!- Chelsea 0-0 Brentford

    Best moment so far and Chelsea should be ahead. Victor Moses - champion of Africa - skips away down the right and pulls the ball back for a textbook Frank Lampard arrive. This time the midfielder scuffs his effort into the ground, and Oscar's follow-up is well blocked by Harlee Dean. You do not expect that from Frank Lampard.

  271. 1218: 

    Dave in Uxbridge: "Re 1212, no matter what I think of Benitez I never want Chelsea to lose. No real fan should."

  272. 1217: 
    Chelsea 0-0 Brentford

    Chelsea do find Demba Ba for once but his header is horrible - skewing off the side of his head to go harmlessly out of play.

    "There's only one Di Matteo" rings out as we enter the 16th minute.

  273. 1215:  
    Mark Bright, BBC Radio 5 live at Stamford Bridge

    "Chelsea can't get the ball into Demba Ba. It's a big of a struggle for them. They are keeping nice possession around the halfway line but Frank Lampard can't get forward and Juan Mata is drifting. They need more movement or to get the ball quicker to players like Victor Moses."

  274. 1214: 
    Chelsea 0-0 Brentford

    Brentford keeper Simon Moore has to be alert to sprint off his line and mop up a weak backpass, he hammers it clear in uncompromising fashion. Brentford are keeping a disciplined shape as we approach the quarter-hour mark. Good stuff so far.

  275. 1212: 

    John William Fuller: "Re 1150: Pretty sure The Bees were initially The B's, but the later version stuck..."

    John Train: "I expect Lampard to be even closer to Tambling's goalscoring record after today's game."

    Fahad Khan: "As a Chelsea fan I hope they lose, Rafa gets fired, Roman comes to his senses and Di Matteo is reinstated as the manager."

  276. 1211: 
    CLOSE!- Chelsea 0-0 Brentford

    Soft defending from Brentford as they allow Branislav Ivanovic to get free from a corner, but the defender loops a header just past the top corner. A let-off for the Bees, who will have to mark tighter than that.

  277. 1210:  
    Mark Bright, BBC Radio 5 live at Stamford Bridge

    "Brentford are working hard and holding a good line at the back, and are frustrating Chelsea when they get the ball. But they will have to concentrate all the time."

  278. 1209: 
    Chelsea 0-0 Brentford

    First shot in anger comes from Brentford as midfielder Adam Forshaw has a dig from 25 yards but it is always flying wide of Petr Cech's post.

  279. 1208: 
    Chelsea 0-0 Brentford

    Rafa Benitez is studiously making notes in the dugout as a raking pass fails to connect with Juan Mata. Brentford will be very pleased with the opening seven minutes or so.

    Chelsea striker Demba Ba is wearing a 'Phantom of the Opera' style mask after breaking his nose at Newcastle recently.

  280. 1206:  
    Mark Bright, BBC Radio 5 live at Stamford Bridge

    "Brentford are allowing Chelsea to have the ball. Marcelo Trotta is all alone in attack. When the ball gets to the halfway line that looks like the signal for their players to press the midfield."

  281. 1205: 
    Chelsea 0-0 Brentford

    Bees boss Uwe Rosler once scored four goals in a fourth-round replay for Manchester City, I reckon he'd settle for three from his side today. Chelsea as you would expect have had most of the early ball but the League One side are snapping away at their heels. Great volume from the Brentford fans.

    Brentford fans
  282. 1202: 
    Chelsea 0-0 Brentford

    Brentford have lined up with one man up front, they are looking to soak up the Chelsea pressure and hit them on the break. They are happy for Chelsea to have the ball in their own half but are pressing as soon as they cross the halfway line.

  283. 1200: 
    KICK-OFF- Chelsea 0-0 Brentford

    Game on!

  284. 1200: 

    Brentford FC on Twitter: "There is only one winner in the noise contest at Stamford Bridge at the moment #championsofsuropewerecomingforyou"

  285. 1158: 

    Kamran in Portsmouth: "Chelsea badly need to win this one otherwise Rafa Benitez will be sacked and Chelsea will come up with a random manager which no-one has heard of before."

  286. 1156: 
    Chelsea v Brentford (1200 GMT)

    The players are out on the pitch at the Bridge. It's a glorious day - are we on for more Cupset glee? Brentford are 20/1 to win at some bookmakers it seems.

  287. 1155: 
    Chelsea v Brentford (1200 GMT)

    Chelsea manager Rafa Benitez: "We have to be ready. For us every competition is important and the FA cup is a massive competition in England so we will try our best."

  288. 1153: 

    Alex Downing: "Let's go Chelsea. Time for a win!"

    Rob Millward: "In my eyes this is Chelsea's strongest starting XI excluding Hazard. No excuses today - Rafa knows his job relies on this FA Cup."

    Sam Robson: "I love the fact that Luiz's new 'best position' is only because his inevitable mistakes can be covered from the centre of midfield. Top player?"

  289. 1150: 

    Dan Wilkinson: "Why are Brentford called 'The Bees'? Anyone?"

  290. 1148: 

    £700,000? Not to be sniffed at. We are 10 minutes away from kick-off.

  291. 1146:  
    BBC Radio 5 liveChelsea v Brentford (1200 GMT)

    Brentford chief executive Mark Devlin on 5 live Breakfast: "These two cup games against Chelsea will probably net us in the region of £700,000, which is very useful money that can be added to the playing budget and in other areas of the club as well.

    "Everyone keeps telling me this is a great time to be playing Chelsea, and potentially it is if there are these internal ructions at the club. If their focus is not completely on football that can help us. But the fact of the matter is that they are still a fabulous club with some great players.

    "They are the current champions of Europe and we're a League One side. I'm hoping that they don't take us too seriously."

  292. 1142: 

    Chelsea have won seven FA Cups in their history, with four coming since 2007. Brentford's trophy cabinet isn't quite so full.

    Their haul includes the London War Cup in 1942, and the Supporters Direct Cup in both 2004 and 2008. I'm not entirely sure what that one even is...

  293. 1135: 

    Brentford have had a strong season in League One, currently lying just outside of the play-off places, but they are not exactly in golden form.

    They've only won three games this calendar year, and last won on the road at Oldham on 12 January. Who doesn't win at Oldham though? Apart from Everton. And Liverpool...

  294. 1134: 

    Abass Tunde: "With Moses, Mata and Ba in front for Chelsea, I expect a win and a clean sheet. Come on your Blues!"

    Charlie Fee: "I wonder how much Arsenal's shock exit yesterday will influence Benitez today?"

    Adam Forrest: "If Leeds pull off an unlikely draw or victory , will today be the last time we see Mancini and his famous scarf?"

  295. 1133: 

    We get to see another 90 minutes of the 'David Luiz midfield experiment' then by the looks of it. Are we all agreed now that that is his best position?

  296. 1131: 
    LINE-UPS- Chelsea v Brentford (1200 GMT)

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

    Brentford: Moore, Logan, Craig, Dean, Bidwell, Adeyemi, Diagouraga, Douglas, Forshaw, Donaldson, Trotta. Subs: Lee, Barron, Saunders, Hodson, Forrester, Reeves, Hayes.

    Referee: Neil Swarbrick (Lancashire)

  297. 1127: 

    Steve Waller: "Hull City played Bradford City the day before Hull FC played against Bradford Bulls in 2005 - both at the Circle."

    Bingo. Who won both games?

  298. 1127: 
    Chelsea v Brentford (1200 GMT)

    David Luiz, Demba Ba and Victor Moses all return for Chelsea after missing the Europa League win at Sparta Prague in midweek. John Terry captains the side while Fernando Torres is on the bench for the Blues.

    Brentford are without long-term absentees striker Farid El-Alagui (knee) and midfielder Kevin O'Connor (ankle) while Harry Forrester, who scored the Bees' second goal against Chelsea in the initial tie, is on the bench. In total Brentford make two changes to that side that drew 2-2 with the Blues on 27 January.

  299. 1124: 
    Chelsea v Brentford (1200 GMT)

    Brentford chairman Greg Dyke on BBC Radio 5 live: "Chelsea are going through perhaps the most difficult season in many years. I keep bumping into Chelsea fans who say I hope you win so we can get rid of our manager. That seems a bit unkind.

    "We've got to get promoted and that's what really matters to us this season."

  300. 1118: 

    Huddersfield beat Wigan 22-10 yesterday by the way. You could be on for a very, very unique scorecast double...

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3 Chelsea 26 27 49
4 Tottenham 26 14 48
5 Arsenal 26 21 44
6 Everton 26 8 42
7 Liverpool 27 15 39
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17 Aston Villa 26 -25 24
18 Reading 26 -15 23
19 Wigan 26 -21 21
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