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27 April 2013 Last updated at 19:06 GMT

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  1. 2005: 

    Rightio peeps, that concludes Saturday's action. Tomorrow is a whole new day though. Reading v QPR at the bottom, Arsenal v Manchester United at the top with a tasty slice of Chelsea v Swansea in the middle.

    Come on down from around 1200 BST. See you there.

  2. 2002: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Newcastle 0-6 Liverpool

    Newcastle manager Alan Pardew: "It was a day that, I am afraid, that started badly and we never really recovered. There were poor goals and defensively we were not good enough today.

    "We really didn't do ourselves justice, we lost a little bit of fight and a bit of heart and it turned into a terrible scoreline for us.

    "It is very important now that we get a win, or at least four or five points more to get safe.

    "They were very good and we were very bad. There is nothing we can do about it, we can't turn back the clock. We have to put it right and the only way to do that is 10.30am at training on Monday morning and everyone sticking together.

    "We will fight to the end, hopefully that will be enough, I think it will. Perhaps we need a bit more experience on the field and I will look at that in the selection next week."

  3. 1954: 
    Newcastle 0-6 Liverpool

    Alan Pardew has just appeared in front of the BBC cameras. He spins on his heels, folds his arms and immediately describes his teams' performance as "just not good enough."

    I think there might be eardrums ringing in the home dressing room still.


    Phil Robins: "I thought Brendan Rodgers in his dark suit looked rather dashing. Perfect garment for a perfect performance."

    You and me are going to fall out over this Phil.

    Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker

    "MOTD running order: New/Liv, Wig/Tot, Sou/WBA, ManC/WHU, Sto/Nor, Eve/Ful. You know it makes sense."

    Watch the programme, which features Everton captain Phil Neville as a guest pundit, at 2230 BST on BBC One.

  6. 1949: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Newcastle 0-6 Liverpool

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers: "As a manager you take great pride in watching your team play like that. Our concentration and focus as well as our quality was outstanding and you have to give credit to the players for that.

    "Coutinho is only going to get better. He is a very humble boy. He is learning very quickly and has quickly adapted to this country. I think he was born with a football at his feet. He has got a wonderful touch.

    "It has been a very difficult week as a group and club - it has been a real test. Like we said, Luis was wrong for what he did and we take the punishment and move on. It could have been very difficult for the players with a loss of concentration. It has been a great victory on the back of a difficult week."


    Alex Storey: "Not for a long time has a team gone from so brilliant to so appalling in such a short space of time as Newcastle."

  8. 1944: 

    "As a manager you take great pride from watching your team like that," Rodgers begins.

    He does look proud as punch. Although, as some of you rightly pointed out, that all-black suit, shirt, tie combo is a shocker. He looks like a smartly dressed mime artist.

  9. 1942: 

    Still no sign of anyone emerging to face the music over this debacle of a performance for Newcastle. There needs to be some collective finger-pulling out from Newcastle over the next three games. Here comes Brendan Rodgers...


    Micky Cockles: "I just can't put my finger on what has gone so horribly wrong for Newcastle this season. In real trouble now..."

    Ian Murray: "Championship like football from a probable Championship team. Embarrassing."

    Paul Larkin: "Newcastle manager Alan Pardew must go!!!!!!!!!"


    Greg in Tonbridge via 81111: "Am I the only person wondering if Luis Suarez is a square peg in the round Liverpool hole? No doubt he is a class player but they play better football without him."

  12. 1940: 

    Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge: "It was a great resuIt. It was important we went out there and played with the right attitude and we did that. The manager wants to team to stick together and play as a unit, which is what we did.

    "It's going well. It's just important to be playing.

    "I don't feel any pressure with Luis being out of the team. I came to Liverpool to play as a centre-forward and that's what I hope to do.

    "I'm not going to say whether we are better without Luis or with him. When Luis is fit he will come back into the team and we will move on from this."

  13. 1939: 

    Daniel Sturridge plays the straightest bat of bats to media questions. But there is a hint of meaning as he tells the cameras that "I came to Liverpool to play as a centre-forward and that's what I hope to do".

    I don't think he is a fan of Brendan Rodgers occasional penchant for playing Luis Suarez on his own up front. I guess it won't be a problem for him for a bit.

    Former Liverpool and England striker Robbie FowlerNewcastle 0-6 Liverpool

    "Best performance I've seen from a Liverpool side in a long time... And they could've won by more, too."

    Suspended Liverpool striker Luis SuarezNewcastle 0-6 Liverpool

    "Very happy with this great win!!! Congratulations to all my team-mates!!!! YNWA!!!!"


    Stephen Short: "I feel sorry for Newcastle. Liverpool have threatened to unleash this for months, just unlucky it happened to the Toon."

    Connor Murray: "Brilliant performance from the team, brilliant to watch. Shame Liverpool didn't play like that at the beginning of the season."

    Ash: "Liverpool are a confusing team at times. How can we be held 0-0 at times then beat others 5-0 and 6-0 in a finishing masterclass?"

  17. 1928: 
    Newcastle 0-6 Liverpool

    Newcastle's season is flat-lining at precisely the wrong time. Their remaining fixtures are West Ham away, QPR away before Arsenal at home on the final day.

    Villa and Wigan, in 17th and 18th, have both played a game less and are three and five points away respectively. The Toon are not out of this by a long shot.

    BBC Sport chief football writer Phil McNultyNewcastle 0-6 Liverpool

    "So this is Newcastle's fearsome response to being back on home territory after that loss to Sunderland?"

  19. 1924: 

    For all Lionel Messi's brilliance in attack, even the Argentine genius is not capable of filling the gaps in Barcelona's leaky defence as they concede a last-minute equaliser to Athletic Bilbao.

    Barca can now not win the Spanish League title tonight regardless of whether a Cristiano Ronaldo-less Real Madrid lose the derby against Atletico Madrid. That game is currently tied 1-1 after a pulsating start.

    If the result at the Vicente Calderon stays the same, Barca will end the weekend 11 points ahead of Real with five games to play.

  20. 1924: 
    Newcastle 0-6 Liverpool

    That was Newcastle's heaviest home defeat in Premier League history. Steven Taylor looks a mixture of distraught and embarrassed as he trudges off. Brendan Rodgers beams ear to ear after a difficult week.

  21. 1922: 
    FULL-TIME- Newcastle 0-6 Liverpool
  22. 1922: 
    Newcastle 0-6 Liverpool

    The Liverpool substitutes are still zipping around if no-one else is on the pitch. Suso curls a decent effort into the gloves of Rob Elliot.

  23. 1920: 
    INJURY TIME- Newcastle 0-6 Liverpool

    Liverpool's fans jeer the three minutes of injury time allowed by the officials. They want this torture to keep on going.


    Scott in Oxford via 81111: "Too many times Liverpool have shut down at 3-0 up. Really glad to see us so dominant and capitalising for a change, with some help from Newcastle."

  25. 1919: 
    Newcastle 0-6 Liverpool

    Liverpool's fans are ironically cheering Newcastle's every touch as they knock the ball about deep in their own half in the final minute. 'Humiliation' is over-used in match reports but it might be right in this case.

  26. 1917: 
    FULL-TIME- Peterborough 1-0 Sheffield Wednesday

    Peterborough survive the final few minutes to climb out of the Championship drop zone and above Barnsley on goal difference. The fans are on the pitch, but their team still have to travel to Crystal Palace on the final day and these celebrations could be premature.


    Daniel Taktak: "Liverpool had a real point to prove not only to others but to themselves. Fair play to them."

  28. 1913: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Newcastle 0-6 Liverpool

    Jonjo Shelvey and Suso are on to try and get in on the fun. They replace Philippe Coutinho and Daniel Sturridge for Liverpool.


    Daz in Cumbria via 81111: "I knew last season was a fluke. Newcastle manager Alan Pardew is useless, since the eight-year contract we have been pathetic. Hello championship!"

  30. 1912: 
    HITS THE WOODWORK- Newcastle 0-6 Liverpool

    Philippe Coutinho is still looking for a goal to crown a very good performance. Rob Elliot makes a splendid save from the playmaker's rasping 30-yard effort.

  31. 1910: 

    Peterborough are hanging on to a 1-0 lead against Sheffield Wednesday at London Road by the skin of their teeth. One of five minutes of injury-time played.


    Evan Pritchard: "Now I'm concerned about Newcastle's goal difference..."

    Mohit Pasricha: "Liverpool have been utterly ruthless and I'm absolutely loving this mauling."

  33. 1904: 
    GOAL- Newcastle 0-6 Liverpool - Jordan Henderson (76 mins)

    Straight from the resulting free-kick, Jordan Henderson's attempted cross flies all the way through to sneak in at the far post. Jeers rolling down off the home stands. Only the fact that so many have left is keeping the volume down.

  34. 1904: 
    RED CARD- Mathieu Debuchy - Newcastle (75 mins)

    Mathieu Debuchy, already booked, clatters straight through Philippe Coutinho after the Brazilian shrugs him off in an initial challenge. Newcastle down to 10 and those remaining are going to get some reception at the end.

  35. 1902: 
    GOAL- Newcastle 0-5 Liverpool - Fabio Borini (74 mins)

    This is getting very, very messy for Newcastle. Fabio Borini toe-pokes home from his second touch as Stewart Downing is given far too much time on the right.

  36. 1901: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Newcastle 0-4 Liverpool

    Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard is withdrawn and Brendan Rodgers decides to ease Fabio Borini back into action after shoulder surgery.

    Former Newcastle midfielder Joey BartonNewcastle 0-4 Liverpool

    "What's happening up at Newcastle? That shouldn't happen at St James' Park!"

  38. 1900: 
    Newcastle 0-4 Liverpool

    Steven Taylor is desperately trying to urge more out of his team-mates as he gets a block in to prevent a cross reaching Daniel Sturridge. Eerie atmosphere at St James' Park, completely devoid of belief in the hosts.


    Nick Clohessy: "Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa looked so good against Arsenal in the Champions League this season when playing for Montpellier, yet for Newcastle he looks hopeless."

  40. 1858: 
    Newcastle 0-4 Liverpool

    Liverpool come close to a fifth and Daniel Sturridge to a hat-trick. The striker goes clean through but doesn't trust his left foot opting to try and cut back and allowing Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa to get a challenge in.

    The Newcastle defence have to look at themselves through when they are being picked off by 50-yard balls from Jordan Henderson.

  41. 1854: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Newcastle 0-4 Liverpool

    Alan Pardew's eyes look like the sad sort you see at a dog's home when that fourth hit the net. The Newcastle manager has reacted by withdrawing Cheick Tiote in favour of Vurnon Anita.

    Match of the Day presenter Gary LinekerNewcastle 0-4 Liverpool

    "Liverpool have responded well after a tough week, with Sturridge and Coutinho both excellent. Newcastle though have been abysmal."

  43. 1851: 
    GOAL- Newcastle 0-4 Liverpool - Daniel Sturridge (60 mins)

    The gangways are thronging with Newcastle fans heading back to their cars. Their defence is in tatters once more as Daniel Sturridge almost walks the ball into the net from Jordan Henderson's square ball. There were plenty more queuing up had he not been there either.


    Nikhil Patil: "Coutinho, unarguably, is the star of the show."

    Andy Wilson: "Coutinho and Sturridge - best January double signing in years? Great business from Rodgers."


    Sam from Penzance via 81111: "Liverpool really are a good footballing side, and what makes it better is the English blood running through it."

  46. 1845: 
    GOAL- Peterborough 1-0 Sheffield Wednesday - Grant McCann (64 mins)

    An absolute rocket of a free-kick from Grant McCann puts Posh ahead. Should it stay the same the hosts are out of the relegation zone tonight.

  47. 1845: 
    GOAL- Newcastle 0-3 Liverpool - Daniel Sturridge (54 mins)

    Lovely twinkled-toed stuff from Philippe Coutinho who picks a Newcastle players' pocket in midfield, throws in a couple of stepovers and then threads an eye-of-the-needle pass through to Daniel Sturridge who hammers home. That lad looks like he could be a little special.

  48. 1842: 
    Newcastle 0-2 Liverpool

    Newcastle have found another gear after spending most of the first half in reverse. Yohan Cabaye should do better when Glen Johnson's clearance goes straight to him on the edge of the area. His touch is too heavy though and Johnson races out to tackle.

  49. 1838: 
    Newcastle 0-2 Liverpool

    Newcastle look a lot livelier already when compared to their listless start to the game. Yoan Gouffran directs a header straight into the gloves of Pepe Reina. He just tried to be a little too clever there.

    Manchester City captain Vincent KompanyAthletic Bilbao 1-2 Barcelona

    "Beware of Messi. He seems to be in for revenge. What a goal he just scored against Bilbao. If he performs like this against Bayern..."

  51. 1834: 
    KICK-OFF- Newcastle 0-2 Liverpool

    Newcastle get the second half back under way and they now have Hatem Ben Arfa and Yoan Gouffran in their ranks after a double swap at half-time. James Perch and Jonas Gutierrez are the men to make way.

  52. 1833: 

    We are back under way at London Road and it is getting a little frisky. Peterborough striker Dwight Gayle and Miguel Llera are rabbiting away at each other after Gayle tried to claim a penalty for his shot hitting the Spaniard in the mouth.

    Still scoreless with the hosts two points adrift of safety at the start of play with only one more game to go after it.

  53. 1830: 

    A Lionel Messi-inspired turnaround sees Barcelona go 2-1 ahead at Athletic Bilbao within 10 minutes of the Argentine genius coming on. There, all better Barca fans.

    If the Catalans hang on to win tonight and Real Madrid lose to Atletico Madrid then they will take the title back from the Bernabeu with time to spare.


    Statisticians Opta: "0 - Liverpool's Premier League record when 2+ goals up at half-time is P98 W96 D2 L0. Safe."

  55. 1823: 

    A bad week for Spanish league leaders Barcelona continues as they trail 1-0 away to Athletic Bilbao thanks to a first-half tap-in from Basque winger Susaeta.

    Barca, days after losing their Champions League semi-final first leg 4-0 away at Bayern Munich, came into this game knowing if they won, and Real Madrid lost this evening's capital derby with Atletico Madrid, they would reclaim the La Liga title with five games still to play.

    Not everything is lost, however, as Lionel Messi has just been summoned from the substitute's bench with 30 minutes remaining.

  56. 1823: 

    Spanish football's reputation took a tonking in midweek with both Barcelona and Real Madrid being handed a pasting by German opposition in the Champions League semi-finals. They have headed back to domestic duties this weekend...

    HALF-TIME- Newcastle 0-2 Liverpool
  58. 1816: 
    Newcastle 0-2 Liverpool

    Cheick Tiote and Glen Johnson have a little bit of a getting-to-know-you session after the Liverpool full-back grabs Tiote's leg and gives it a tweak following a pretty fair challenge by the Newcastle man. A stern talking to for the pair from referee Andre Marriner but nothing more.


    Daniel Fenton: "Still can't justify their transfer fees but Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers must be happy that Jordan Henderson and Stewart Downing are starting to earn their keep."

  60. 1814: 
    Newcastle 0-2 Liverpool

    Liverpool and Newcastle are playing out the final few minutes of the first half as if they are both already mentally back in the changing room. Lucas almost needlessly adds a bit of excitement for Liverpool, but escapes after almost getting caught on the ball at the back by James Perch.

  61. 1812: 

    Anthony Gardner thought he had scored for Sheffield Wednesday but his header was the wrong side of the side netting. Shortly before Dwight Gayle fired straight at Chris Kirkland at the other end for Peterborough. Both sides have had chances but we are waiting on our first goal as the half-time whistle blows at London Road.

  62. 1809: 
    WHAT A MISS!- Newcastle 0-2 Liverpool

    James Perch should score. Instead though his free header six yards out from Massadio Haidara's cross screws off his forehead and into the hoardings. That is the first real chance for Newcastle and it was as good as they come.

  63. 1806: 
    Newcastle 0-2 Liverpool

    Newcastle's defence is really wishy-washy stuff. They need a half-time rocket to up the energy levels because they are not as safe as this performance would suggest they think they are.

    Hatem Ben Arfa has just been cheered to the rafters as he warms up on the touchline

  64. 1802: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Wigan 2-2 Tottenham

    Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas: "We did ever so well in the first half, ten shots against their two. The problem is that when we came back on after half-time we thought we were in control and Wigan scored almost straight away and that really shook our confidence.

    "It seemed to be against the run of play. But it is good to salvage a point, hopefully it can turn out to be an important point. "


    Jeff Hare: "The Cheick Tiote school of football: Take the ball in space, attempt to dribble needlessly past opponent, lose ball, foul, get carded."

    Gary Brien: "Manager Alan Pardew sets out for a draw with awful tactics and gets caught out again. Newcastle real relegation candidates."

  66. 1801: 
    Newcastle 0-2 Liverpool

    Liverpool are still bossing affairs at St James' Park. Philippe Coutinho is pulling the strings as Newcastle struggle to get even a toehold in the game. Steven Gerrard's shot from 25 yards bounced a couple of metres wide in the visitors' latest chance.

  67. 1759: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Wigan 2-2 Tottenham

    Wigan manager Roberto Martinez: "The equaliser is what disappoints me. It is not a free-kick in the first place, when you are at the bottom of the table it seems you attract the ball to the back of your net sometimes, but those are the small margins that sometimes affect the results.

    "But I couldn't be happier and prouder. We need to perform in the same manner, if we perform as we did today then we will be ok."

  68. 1756: 
    YELLOW CARD- Newcastle 0-2 Liverpool

    Daniel Sturridge and Mathieu Debuchy have both gone into the book for a bit of nonsense in which the former was keeping the ball from the latter as he tried to take a quick free-kick.

    Sturridge does not look discouraged. The Liverpool striker, in far too much space, spins and runs with the ball to the edge of the box from where his shot is well stopped by Rob Elliot.

  69. 1753: 

    Over at London Road, Sheffield Wednesday's Seyi Olofinjana has seen a goalbound volley charged down by some heroic Peterborough defending. Still scoreless with 30 minutes gone.

    Match of the Day presenter Gary LinekerNewcastle 0-2 Liverpool

    "Liverpool lead 2-0 and are now expected to appeal that the Luis Suarez ban should be lengthened."


    Nathan Dunleavy: "Honestly, Philippe Coutinho is possibly the best playmaker Liverpool have had in years!"

    Bram Castle: "Loving Jordan Henderson this season, vast improvement for such a young player in one season."

    Tokunbo: "Yeah, Coutinho is world-class... At producing in games against opposition who are below average."

  72. 1747: 
    GOAL- Newcastle 0-2 Liverpool - Jordan Henderson (17 mins)

    Once you get rid of those pesky, mazy dribbles from Luis Suarez, Liverpool look the complete deal up front. I'm joking, but Daniel Sturridge's neat control, Philippe Coutinho's defence splitting return and Sturridge's unselfish lay-off for Jordan Henderson to roll in might not have all come together with the Uruguayan on the pitch.

  73. 1747: 

    Down at the bottom of the Championship, 22nd placed Peterborough and 19th placed Sheffield Wednesday are still scoreless after 25 minutes of their crucial meeting at London Road. The hosts have edged the opening exchanges.


    Jay: "You know you're missing your main striker when it's your centre-back who heads in a goal from open play."

  75. 1743: 
    Newcastle 0-1 Liverpool

    Daniel Sturridge is flagged offside before blasting a shot straight at Rob Elliot but replays suggests he was in line with the last defender from Glen Johnson's throughball. It feels like a second Liverpool goal is in the post and arriving soon.

  76. 1741: 
    Newcastle 0-1 Liverpool

    Newcastle are defending with a very high line and are almost caught on the counter but Steven Gerrard's long ball proves just too strong for Daniel Sturridge as he sprints in behind. The hosts need to sort things out at the back.

  77. 1739: 
    Newcastle 0-1 Liverpool

    Philippe Coutinho keeps finding pockets of pace in front of the Newcastle back four. The Brazilian almost picks out the forward run of Jordan Henderson who also looks like he has been given license to get up and support Daniel Sturridge.


    Daniel Hicklin: "Oh gosh, what is that choice of suit from Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers?"

    James Steeds: "Who needs Suarez?"

    It has been suggested by one of my colleagues that Brendan Rodgers black shirt, black suit combo might be in mourning for the banned Luis Suarez.

  79. 1734: 
    GOAL- Newcastle 0-1 Liverpool - Daniel Agger (3 mins)

    It has been all Liverpool in the opening minutes, difficult to say they deserve a goal from the pressure but they have got it anyway. Daniel Agger stays just about onside as the Newcastle defence floods out and leaps well to nod past Rob Elliot when the ball is played back in by Downing.

  80. 1733: 
    Newcastle 0-0 Liverpool

    Liverpool almost slice open Newcastle twice inside 90 seconds, Glen Johnson coming close to picking out Daniel Sturridge on two separate occasions.

  81. 1731: 
    KICK-OFF- Newcastle 0-0 Liverpool

    Daniel Sturridge and Philippe Coutinho do the honours and we are up and running at Newcastle.

  82. 1730: 
    Newcastle v Liverpool (1730 BST)

    Steve Gerrard and Yohan Cabaye have done the coin toss and we are almost ready for the off on a sunny evening on Tyneside.


    Danny via 81111: "Considering Newcastle need a win, would have liked to have seen a more attacking side from manager Alan Pardew. Hatem Ben Arfa and Yoan Gouffran on the bench?"

  84. 1729: 
    Newcastle v Liverpool (1730 BST)

    This time last season Newcastle were on course for a fifth-place finish. Alan Pardew ended up as a manager of the season and Papiss Cisse scored goal of the season.

    You wouldn't have thought that they would need another win at this stage of this campaign to stave off relegation.

  85. 1726: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Stoke 1-0 Norwich

    Norwich manager Chris Hughton on his side's 1-0 defeat to Stoke: "We were in good form but we came up against a Stoke side that were back to their most direct. We didn't do enough to win the game. We've got two home games now, which I'd like to think helps. But it's a nervy part of the season."

  86. 1725: 
    Newcastle v Liverpool (1730 BST)

    Liverpool last season finished with 52 points. At the start this match - their 35th Premier League game of the season - they are just one off that total. If you didn't read it at the time Ben Smith's piece on whether Brendan Rodgers has made his team any better in his first season in charge is worth a revisit.

    I'm leaning towards a yes.


    Christoph: "Annoying the Peterborough v Sheffield Wednesday game is late kick-off when so much rests on it."

    Billy Meadowcroft: "Bolton go up, Wigan go down, Blackburn remain in the Championship. I know its early Santa, but this is what I want!!!"

    Chris Fenn: "Burnley are finally mathematically safe... About time! Thanks Wolves!"

  88. 1723: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Stoke 1-0 Norwich

    Stoke boss Tony Pulis after his side's 1-0 win over Norwich: "We deserved to win today, we created more opportunities. The three points are vital because we have tough games coming up. Our first challenge is always to stay in the Premier League, anything else is a bonus."

    Pulis said his players would not be allowed to speak to the media "until they're safe".

  89. 1721: 
    LINE-UPS- Newcastle v Liverpool (1730 BST)

    Newcastle: Elliot, Debuchy, Steven Taylor, Yanga-Mbiwa, Haidara, Sissoko, Tiote, Cabaye, Perch, Gutierrez, Cisse. Subs: Harper, Williamson, Anita, Ben Arfa, Gouffran, Gosling, Ameobi.

    Liverpool: Reina, Johnson, Carragher, Agger, Jose Enrique, Henderson, Gerrard, Lucas, Coutinho, Sturridge, Downing. Subs: Jones, Coates, Borini, Suso, Shelvey, Skrtel, Wisdom.

    Referee: Andre Marriner (W Midlands)

  90. 1720: 
    Newcastle v Liverpool (1730 BST)

    Newcastle manager Alan Pardew makes one change to the team which drew against West Brom, with midfielder Cheick Tiote replacing Yoan Gouffran.

    It is also just the one change to the Liverpool team which drew 2-2 against Chelsea and it is an unsurprising one. Daniel Sturridge is promoted from the substitutes' bench to take the place of the suspended Luis Suarez.


    James at Griffin Park via 81111: "Tell you what, watching Brentford is never dull. The crazy three red cards and four pens at Sheffield United last week, and then missing a penalty in the last minute to secure promotion today... And then Doncaster went and scored. My heart is still pounding!!!!"

    Reading striker Jason Roberts

    "What a day of football! Happy... Sad... Crowd invasions... Tears... Promotions... Relegations..."


    In the midst of the drama at the top of League One with Doncaster and Bournemouth going up, Scunthorpe beat Swindon 3-1 but are still relegated as Colchester won 2-0 at Carlisle.

    Former Stoke striker Garth Crooks on Final ScoreWigan 2-2 Tottenham

    "You will have two frustrated managers after that. Wigan's Roberto Martinez will feel he should have won, as his team gifted Tottenahm their goals.

    "Spurs did not turn up today."

    You can watch the show now on BBC One, the BBC Sport website and Red Button.

  95. 1718: 

    We have just got a sighter on the truly extraordinary scenes at Griffin Park. Brentford missed a last-minute penalty that would have sent them up and Doncaster's immediate counter ended with James Coppinger turning the ball home and jumping topless into the midst of the travelling fans.

    That's why we love football and sometimes hate its very guts.

  96. 1713: 

    Gary Fairclough: "Will be happy if we go down playing like that. Disappointing circumstances but good point for Wigan."

    Belete Eshetea: "Spurs are lucky even to come with a point. Poor performance after beating Manchester City, and the first goal was a gift plus own goal."

  97. 1713: 

    It certainly isn't all over for Tottenham's top-four hopes. Chelsea's last four games after playing Swansea are Manchester United, Spurs themselves, Aston Villa and Everton. Plenty of dog-fights and top quality in there.


    Luke: "A point against Wigan at this stage of the season may not be an awful result."

    Former Liverpool, Man City & Newcastle midfielder Dietmar HamannNewcastle v Liverpool (1730 BST)

    "Let's see what the Liverpool can produce without Suarez. Will be interesting, everybody needed."

  100. 1710: 

    Cheick Tiote returns from injury to replace Yoan Gouffran in Newcastle's midfield.

  101. 1709: 

    In the absence of Luis Suarez, Daniel Sturridge starts up front for Liverpool.

  102. 1707:  
    Steve Bower, BBC Match of the Day commentatorNewcastle v Liverpool (1730 BST)

    "Brendan Rodgers will have endured the most testing week of his managerial career to date, and he'll know there are now tough months ahead where he must plan without Luis Suarez. Liverpool have only lost once in their last eight games and still have a chance of a top-six finish. Newcastle, mathematically, are still looking over their shoulder at the bottom three and they'll want this to be the game they win that takes them to 40 points and safety."

  103. 1707: 

    Talking of last-minute drama, the late Premier League kick-off is a fixture that had a near monopoly on that sort of thing in the late nineties.


    Craig Munro: "Crazy end to the game for Doncaster!"

  105. 1705: 

    Aldershot and Barnet are relegated after respective defeats against Rotherham and Northampton. Wimbledon were in the relegation zone at the start of the day but a win over Fleetwood put them safe. Rotherham's win secures them automatic promotion.

  106. 1705: 

    What drama in West London! Brentford could have secured promotion but miss a last-minute penalty and Doncaster go up the other end to score and go up as League One champions. One straight to the solar plexus for the home fans. Elsewhere, Bournemouth, who were top at the start of the day, draw 0-0 at Tranmere and are promoted as runners-up.

  107. 1703: 

    If you thought that events at the DW Stadium were dramatic, take a trip down to Griffin Park where Brentford met Doncaster in an League One automatic promotion decider.

  108. 1702: 

    Emmerson Boyce's late own goal at the DW Stadium keeps Wigan in the bottom three but does little for Tottenham's hopes of Champions League qualification.

    Spurs end the day still in the Europa League qualifying fifth place, level on points with Chelsea who have a superior goal difference and a point behind Arsenal. Those two clubs could stretch further ahead if they win their fixtures on Sunday, with Chelsea also boasting a further game in hand on the North London clubs.

    For Wigan, Boyce's deflection means they close to within two points of 17th-placed Aston Villa, who face fellow relegation rivals Sunderland on Monday.

    There is good news for Stoke fans as their second victory on the bounce pushes them on to the 40-point mark that usually ensures survival. Their opponents Norwich, and nine-men Southampton after they crash to a 3-0 defeat against mid-table West Brom, are both just short of that figure.

  109. 1701: 

    Hull face a nervous final weekend after failing to secure automatic promotion to the Premier League after a 2-0 defeat at Barnsley. Hull face champions Cardiff at home in their final match next week. The Tykes move up to 21st and crucially three points clear of 22nd place Peterborough who play Sheffield Wednesday at 17:20 BST. Ten-man Brighton secured a play-off place with a 2-1 win at nine-man Leeds. Leicester, Bolton, Crystal Palace and Nottingham Forest will all fight it out for the last two spots. At the other end, Wolves were beaten 2-1 at home by Burnley. They need to convincingly beat Brighton away next week and hope that Barnsley lose at Huddersfield.

  110. 1659: 

    Tottenham move level with Chelsea on points, but the Blues retain fourth place on goal difference and now have a game in hand on Spurs. Chelsea play Swansea tomorrow while Arsenal are a point ahead of both in third.

    FULL-TIME- Wigan 2-2 Tottenham
  112. 1655: 
    Wigan 2-2 Tottenham

    Wigan survive. Just. Gareth Bale's free-kick is punched out by Joel Robles and neither Tom Huddlestone or Jermain Defoe can turn in the ball as it pinballs around the box. The final whistle follows as James McCarthy hacks clear.

  113. 1656: 
    Wolves 1-2 Burnley

    BBC Sport's Ged Scott at Molineux: "Wolves fans have streamed on to the pitch to protest at the board. Very ugly atmosphere. The arrival of a line of police quickly disperses the 500 or so Wolves fans who came on to the pitch."

  114. 1654: 
    FULL-TIME- Stoke 1-0 Norwich
  115. 1653: 
    Wigan 2-2 Tottenham

    Last chance for Tottenham. One more for Wigan to survive. Free-kick right edge of the box. You-know-how over it....

  116. 1652: 
    Wigan 2-2 Tottenham

    Tottenham are within a whisker of a winner. The Welshman comes flying in at the back post but cannot quite get a toe on Clint Dempsey's agonising cross.

    FULL-TIME- Southampton 0-3 West Brom
    Former Stoke striker Garth Crooks on Final ScoreWigan 2-2 Tottenham

    "Tottenham have got out of jail here today for me. Wigan have been terrific in the second half and do not deserve to be just drawing."

    You can watch the show now on BBC One, the BBC Sport website and Red Button.

  119. 1651: 
    FULL-TIME- Everton 1-0 Fulham

    Ben Aitkenhead: "Oh my goodness. Own goal. What an enormous goal. Unbelievable."

  121. 1649: 

    Wolves have scored! It is now 2-1 at home to Burnley. Wolves remain in 23rd and on 51 points and three points shy of Barnsley in 21st, but if they can get a draw against the Lancashire side then that will give them great hope. Four minutes of added time remaining at Molineux.

  122. 1648: 
    GOAL- Wigan 2-2 Tottenham - Boyce own goal (90 mins)

    Massive, massive goal. Aaron Lennon's low cross skims across the six-yard box. Gareth Bale misses his kick but the ball rebounds into the net off Emmerson Boyce's shins. Agony for the hosts. Both sides keen to get on and look for a winner.

  123. 1647: 
    Wigan 2-1 Tottenham

    Tottenham are knocking on the door, but Wigan are scurrying for all they are worth. A desperate last-ditch block prevents Clint Dempsey's close-range shot reaching Joel Robles.

  124. 1645: 
    FINAL FIVE MINUTES- Wigan 2-1 Tottenham

    Roberto Martinez is chewing nervously. Five more minutes Roberto, five more.

  125. 1645: 

    It's getting tense. Barnet are losing 2-0 at Northampton and will be relegated along with an Aldershot side trailing 1-0 to Rotherham, who look to have secured the third promotion slot. Wimbledon lead Fleetwood 2-1 but if they let in an equaliser they will be relegated and not Barnet.

  126. 1644: 
    Stoke 1-0 Norwich

    Stoke come close to a second as Stephen Nzonzi's shot requires a sharp stop by Mark Bunn. Peter Crouch side-footed over the rebound with the goal gaping and will have been relieved to see he was offside anyway.

  127. 1640: 
    RED CARD- Danny Fox - Southampton (83 mins)

    Danny Fox looks apologetic, but well he might. The Southampton player launches into Steven Reid two-footed and earns a straight red. The Saints are down to nine. West Brom only have 10 men themselves after Marc-Antoine Fortune's earlier dismissal.


    Josh via 81111: "Referee Robert Madley never had control of this game, and while it wasn't a feisty game, it was susceptible to go wrong. No intent from Southampton's Gaston Ramirez but West Brom's Marc-Antoine Fortune was an idiot."

    Rich Hayes in Worcester via 81111: "Typical Spurs... Just knew after beating Manchester City we would lose to Wigan, all us Spurs fans probably thought this would happen."

  129. 1639: 

    In to the final 10 minutes we go and the annual Wigan great escape is still on. Roger Espinoza is on as the Latics attempt to tie up all three points.

  130. 1638: 
    Stoke 1-0 Norwich

    Norwich have offered precious little going forward today, but Canaries substitute Elliott Bennett creates a half-decent chance for himself - cutting inside from the right before dragging a low effort wide.

    Former Tottenham striker Garth Crooks on Final ScoreWigan 2-1 Tottenham

    "This is a great opportunity for Tottenham against Wigan and it is evaporating in front of their eyes."

    You can watch the show now on BBC One, the BBC Sport website and Red Button.


    Ali in London via 81111: "Will feel gutted for Aston Villa if they drop. Played some quality football but much like the 'breath of fresh air' that Blackpool were, it's winning games that keeps you up."

  133. 1637: 

    It's all changing in the fight for Football League survival. Wimbledon are 2-1 up against Fleetwood and safe, which drops a Barnet side losing 2-0 at Northampton into the relegation zone. Rotherham tighten their grip on the third automatic spot after taking the lead against Aldershot, who will also be relegated as things stand. Torquay and York are winning which puts them safe from the drop.

  134. 1636: 
    GOAL- Southampton 0-3 West Brom - Long (77 mins)

    Game done and dusted on the South Coast. Shane Long is sprung by Romelu Lukaku's throughball and his finish is emphatic, sending the ball fizzing between the legs of Artur Boruc.


    Evan: "Wigan: professional cliff hangers. Sure it's nothing to them."

    Temi: "Jordi Gomez should have got a straight red there. Shocking from the officials."

    Dan Irvine: "Gomez just did a Bobby Zamora! Where's his red? Or even a free-kick? No consistency in the Premier League."

  136. 1635: 
    Wigan 2-1 Tottenham

    While all that was kicking off at St Mary's there was an absolute eyesore of a challenge from Jordi Gomez on Lewis Holtby at the DW Stadium. Gomez's foot caught Holtby right in the face as he attempted to pull down a long ball.

  137. 1630: 

    Gavin Massey gives Colchester a 1-0 lead at Carlisle and that means they will be safe and Scunthorpe will be relegated.

  138. 1630: 
    RED CARD- Marc-Antoine Fortune - West Brom (70 mins)

    Well, well. Robert Madley probably wanted a quiet game for his Premier League debut. Unfortunately, Gaston Ramirez has ensured that will not be the case. The Uruguayan catches Shane Long with an elbow as the Irish striker chases back into his own half. Marc-Antoine Fortune reacts by slapping Ramirez round the head and really neither can have any argument with their dismissal.

  139. 1630: 
    Wolves 0-2 Burnley

    BBC Sport's Ged Scott at Molineux: "One final throw of the dice for Dean Saunders at Molineux. Stephen Hunt comes off, replaced by young midfielder Liam McAlinden, who offers a glimmer of hope by curling just wide with a left-foot shot from 20 yards with his first touch."

  140. 1628: 
    RED CARD- Gaston Ramirez - Southampton (70 mins)
  141. 1628: 
    GOAL- Southampton 0-2 West Brom - Lukaku (67 mins)

    A cool-as-you-like finish from Romelu Lukaku but the heart of the Southampton defence had gone missing as the on-loan striker burst through a yawning gap to pick up Marc-Antoine Fortune's throughball.

  142. 1624: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Wigan 2-1 Tottenham

    Off comes Callum McManaman and on comes Franco di Santo for Wigan.


    Lee Jones: "Can anyone remember the last time Tottenham's Scott Parker had a good game?"

    Chris Deans: "Hull have blown it, they've got no chance against Cardiff! How many chances do they need!"

    Cei Frampton: "Southampton's Danny Fox is possibly the worst player in the Premier League. Championship standard or worse."

  144. 1622: 
    WHAT A MISS!- Stoke 1-0 Norwich

    Peter Crouch, four yards out, Charlie Adam's cross is near perfect, it has to be. It isn't. The big lad takes only thin air as he swings his right foot at it and duly buries his head in his hands.

  145. 1620: 
    Stoke 1-0 Norwich

    It was not an entertaining first half at the Britannia and Charlie Adam's opener has not kick-started the fun. Stoke are not battening down the hatches just yet, but they are taking a look at those hatch straps.


    Alex Timperley: "Wigan and Wolves to avoid relegation, Watford to finish second and Liverpool to creep above Everton would be very nice indeed."

  147. 1618: 

    Torquay survive a scare when Lee Brown misses a penalty for Bristol Rovers before going up the other end and equalising through Elliot Benyon. But a Ryan Jarvis own goal has the Plainmoor side trailing again. Torquay are safe from relegation at present but by only courtesy of goal difference from Barnet and a solitary point from Wimbledon.

  148. 1617: 
    Wolves 0-2 Burnley

    BBC Sport's Ged Scott at Molineux: "Boos ring out from the home fans and chants aimed at owner Steve Morgan of 'You're taking us down'."

    Wolves players
  149. 1616: 

    A massive goal for Barnsley and a bitter blow for Hull. The Tykes are 2-0 up now thanks to Chris O'Grady's effort. Hull could secure promotion if they produce the fightbacks of all fightbacks and win. There is more heartache for Wolves. The home side are 2-0 down too after Martin Paterson scored for Burnley. Wolves are on 51 points and as things stand will be 23rd and three points behind Barnsley needing to win their final fixture at Brighton away.

    Hull players celebrate
  150. 1616: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Everton 1-0 Fulham

    Fulham so close to an equaliser as Urby Emanuelson fires narrowly wide from 12-yards. Everton still have work to do but the visitors have lost Kieran Richardson to injury, their second enforced change of the game following Dimitar Berbatov's earlier exit. That has paved the way for Damien Duff to make an appearance.


    Oli via 81111: "And here comes the inevitable great escape from Wigan, can't believe people have been so foolish to tip them to go down when they do this EVERY year."

  152. 1615: 

    Chris Deans: "@hullcityteam have blown it, they've got no chance against Cardiff! How many chances do they need! #ashamed."

    Wigan 2-1 Tottenham

    Statisticians Opta: "24 - As it stands, Tottenham have lost 24 points from winning positions this season, second most behind Southampton. Slips."

  154. 1616: 
    HITS THE WOODWORK- Southampton 0-1 West Brom

    Nathaniel Clyne has been getting into some good positions for Saints and the full-back is the width of the bar away from a leveller as Ben Foster pushes his shot onto the woodwork from a tight angle. A neat ball from Steve Davis set up the full-back.

  155. 1613: 
    Wigan 2-1 Tottenham

    As it stands, Wigan are out of the bottom three with a goal difference that is five better than Aston Villa's. Villa play Sunderland on Monday.


    Ed Hewings: "Callum McManaman shouldn't even be playing for Wigan..."

    This could be like Carlos Tevez back in 2007 all over again come the end of the season.

    Former Leicester midfielder Robbie Savage on Final ScoreWigan 2-1 Tottenham

    "What a goal from Callum McManaman. His first touch was fantastic to tee himself up and then he has lashed it into the net.

    "What a talent. Forget about the tackle against Newcastle, he has been outstanding for Wigan."

    You can watch the show now on the BBC Sport website and Red Button. You can also catch it on BBC One at 1630 BST.

  158. 1608: 
    GOAL- Wigan 2-1 Tottenham - McManaman (49 mins)

    That goal might be as high on importance as it is in quality. A viciously swerving strike from Callum McManaman rips into the net from 25 yards and Wigan have a precious lead.

  159. 1608: 

    We are up and running at the DW Stadium and St Mary's, Mauricio Pochettino has brought on Gaston Ramirez for Jack Cork for Saints.

    Former Stoke striker Garth Crooks on Final ScoreStoke 1-0 Norwich

    "It was a typical long ball from Stoke, which was typically nodded on by Peter Crouch. Sebastien Bassong and Steven Whittaker got into each other's way to let Cameron Jerome in.

    "It was a typical Stoke goal. That staple diet gets very wearing, and Stoke fans are entitled to expect something a little more exciting.

    "Stoke have invested an awful lot of money."

    You can watch the show now on the BBC Sport website and Red Button. You can also catch it on BBC One at 1630 BST.

  161. 1604: 
    GOAL- Stoke 1-0 Norwich - Adam (46 mins)

    It is not pretty, but Stoke have more important things than style on their minds today. Cameron Jerome blocks off Sebastien Bassong as the Norwich defender attempts to get to a Peter Crouch knock-down and Charlie Adam is on hand to stride into the gap and crack home a finish.

  162. 1603: 

    The teams are back out at Goodison Park. And they are under way, while Wigan and Spurs players are still in their dressing rooms at the DW. Stoke are also up and running against Norwich.

  163. 1601: 

    A West Brom win has been a rare thing in 2013. If the season had started along with the calendar year on New Year's Day, then West Brom would now be in the bottom three, ahead of only Reading and Stoke.

    Still that superb early-season work by Steve Clarke cancels out a bit of deflating second half to the season doesn't it West Brom fans?


    James in Newbury via 81111: "Following his footballer of the year nomination and all the talk about the wonderful goals he's scored this season, it was entirely predictable that Gareth Bale would score a scrappy goal today against Wigan!"

    Sulaiman in London via 81111: "Nikica Jelavic is a definition of a one season wonder. He's been woeful in front of goal this season for Everton."

  165. 1557: 

    Should Spurs be held to a draw by Wigan today, their vastly inferior goal difference compared to Chelsea would mean that the Blues could probably afford to lose their 8 May meeting at Stamford Bridge and still take fourth should they win all their other games.

    Food for thought for Spurs fans, although Chelsea's remaining games also include Manchester United, Everton and an Aston Villa side fighting for survival.

  166. 1554: 

    A huge goal for Blackburn against play-off hopefuls Crystal Palace before half-time. Jordan Rhodes scores his 27th of the season to move Rovers to 57 points. As things stand, if Peterborough, on 51 points, do not win at home to Sheffield Wednesday then Blackburn will be safe. Huddersfield now lead Bristol City 2-0 and are also on 57 points. Barnsley still lead Hull - a win would move the Tykes up to 54 points and out of the bottom three. A Tigers win would see them secure their place in the Premier League. With Barnsley leading, it means that Peterborough currently occupy 22nd.

  167. 1552: 

    At the moment, Rotherham are in the third automatic slot and Wimbledon and Aldershot are going down. All three are 0-0 but a win for Wimbledon put them safe.

  168. 1552: 

    Colchester are 0-0 at Carlisle and also goalless between Scunthorpe and Swindon at half-time. If it stays like that, Colchester are staying up and Scunthorpe will be relegated.

  169. 1549: 

    A mad few minutes at the DW Stadium between Wigan and Tottenham, where Emmerson Boyce levels Gareth Bale's slapstick opener, is effecting both ends of the Premier League table.

    If Spurs had been able to hold on to their early lead, they would be on course to move up into the third-placed final automatic Champions League qualification spot ahead of Chelsea and Arsenal's games on Sunday.

    While Boyce's headed equaliser for opponents Wigan is not good enough to push them out of the relegation places, they are set to close to within two points of 17th-placed Aston Villa, who face fellow relegation rivals Sunderland on Monday.

    Elsewhere, the scoreless draw between Stoke and Norwich means both teams will end the day just short of the 40-point mark that normally ensures top flight survival if neither side can find a second-half winner. Southampton, on 39 points, are in the same situation, as they are losing 1-0 to mid-table West Brom.

    You can see the Premier League table on the BBC Sport website.


    Tunde Sangobiyi: "Wigan can make tomorrow's games for top-four very interesting indeed. As their kit is blueish, I guess my affiliation is clear..."

  171. 1549:  
    Guy Mowbray, BBC Match of the Day commentatorHALF-TIME- Wigan 1-1 Tottenham

    "An very entertaining first half at the DW Stadium after a really entertaining start to the half. Wigan gifted Spurs the opening goal after a mix-up between Maynor Figuero and Joel Robles, but their embarrassment didn't last long as Emmerson Boyce headed in a more conventional goal to bring Wigan level. Delicately poised this one."

  172. 1548: 
    Wolves 0-1 Burnley

    BBC Sport's Ged Scott at Molineux: "It's 1-0 to the visitors at half-time, who, despite a traditionally poor record against Wolves, are actually in sight of their third win at Molineux in six visits. The already disillusioned home crowd are still with their team . . . but only just!"

  173. 1548:  
    Steve Wilson, BBC Match of the Day commentatorHALF-TIME- Southampton 0-1 West Brom

    "A scruffy goal in the sixth minute of this one is what separates the sides. Southampton goalkeeper Artur Boruc won't be happy with it as Fortune scored with his third attempt. Speaking of third attempts, Romelu Lukuku has had three chances in this half and been denied every time."

  174. 1548:  
    Jonathan Pearce, BBC Match of the Day commentatorHALF-TIME- Stoke 0-0 Norwich

    "Stoke have possibly had the better of the chances, but there is very little between the sides. It's not a classic - far from it - but it's fascinating because it's so important."

  175. 1548: 
    Southampton 0-1 West Brom

    Southampton are patiently looking to get back into this one. The Saints are playing some nice football but lacking the cutting edge so far to carve open the West Brom defence. The Baggies chances have dried up but they look dangerous on the counter attack and Romelu Lukaku swipes a volley straight at Artur Boruc as the hosts are almost caught short at the back once again.

  176. 1546:  
    Alistair Mann, BBC Match of the Day commentatorHALF-TIME- Everton 1-0 Fulham

    "Everton are on top and probing, They've not quite got the goals that their play has merited but nevertheless they're good value for their half-time lead. Fulham need to respond but have lost leading scorer Dimitar Berbatov to injury."

  177. 1546: 
    Wigan 1-1 Tottenham

    Kyle Naughton's deep cross has the Wigan defence looking anxiously over their shoulders. Gareth Bale appears bang on cue but can only nod over the bar when he should have done better. Jermain Defoe almost dribbles through the whole of the Wigan defence shortly after but Joel Robles gets down well to stop his fun.

  178. 1543: 

    Torquay are in danger of relegation and are behind to Bristol Rovers after a Tom Hitchcock goal at Plainmoor. Torquay are safe at the moment but will not be if Wimbledon and Barnet, who are both at 0-0 against Fleetwood and Northampton respectively, can win.

  179. 1542: 
    Everton 1-0 Fulham

    How much longer can Fulham prevent the hosts from doubling their lead? Marouane Felliani goes close after more hesitant defending by the visitors, who respond with a shot by Alexander Kacaniklic which has Tim Howard scurrying across his line. Then Fellaini's goalbound shot is blocked by team-mate Victor Anichebe. It is lively stuff at Goodison Park.

  180. 1542: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Wigan 1-1 Tottenham

    Mousa Dembele has tweaked his left hamstring. The Belgian heads to the sidelines to slap a high 10 with his replacement Lewis Holtby.

  181. 1541: 
    Stoke 0-0 Norwich

    Not much in the way of chances at the Britannia. There is plenty of niggle though. Norwich's Alex Tettey is the latest to go down with a clutch of players from both sides surrounding the referee.

    Stoke v Norwich

    Jack, an Aston Villa fan, via 81111: "RE Olly 1527- I am also a Villa fan. No matter what happens today at the DW Stadium between Wigan and Spurs, it's still going to be a nervy end of season!"

  183. 1539: 
    WHAT A MISS!- Everton 1-0 Fulham

    Nikica Jelavic has been well off the boil this season after his superb form when first signed from Rangers. The Croat slices a shot towards the corner flag from 15 yards out. He had plenty of time too.

  184. 1537: 
    Wigan 1-1 Tottenham

    Maynor Figueroa has had a miserable afternoon on his 200th appearance for Wigan. After his involvement in that calamitous opener, he has pulled his groin after an inadvertent splits and is carried off on a stretcher. I doubt his 201st Wigan game will come until after the FA Cup final. Ronnie Stam is on in his place.

  185. 1534: 
    Southampton 0-1 West Brom

    Nathaniel Clyne loads up on power as Rickie Lambert's cross makes its way through to him at the back post, but his left foot shot is helped over the bar by Ben Foster.

  186. 1533: 

    A goal for Burnley at Wolves means more trouble for Dean Saunders' side, who, as it stands, find themselves in 23rd spot and three points adrift of Barnsley who are still leading at home to Hull. It's tight in the fight for play-off places. Bolton and Crystal Palace are leading against Cardiff and Blackburn. Nottingham Forest are winning at Millwall and move into seventh as it stands a point shy of the top six.

  187. 1532: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Everton 1-0 Fulham

    Everton have won their last four league games at Goodison - the last three without conceding - and they are certainly in the mood to extend that run. Toffees goalkeeper Tim Howard has yet to make a save while Fulham's leading scorer Dimitar Berbatov has limped off after an earlier challenge. Mladen Petric is on.

  188. 1530: 
    Southampton 0-1 West Brom

    Romelu Lukaku strains skywards but cannot get anything on Jonas Olsson's cushioned side-foot volley cross as West Brom push for a second. The Baggies have had the better chances but it has been quite even possession wise.


    Olly, an Aston Villa fan, via 81111: "It's going to be nervy end to the season if Spurs don't do us a favour against Wigan."


    Henry Walmsley: "Everton away is always the worst day of the year for Fulham fans."

  191. 1527: 
    Wigan 1-1 Tottenham

    Wigan's Arouna Kone plays it clever from the edge of the box, scooping a cute chip over the top of Hugo Lloris. It has just a little too much heat on it though and ends up on the roof of the net amid the home fans' groans.

  192. 1526:  
    Former Leicester midfielder Robbie Savage on Final ScoreWigan 1-1 Tottenham

    "Jermain Defoe looks a real threat for Tottenham against Wigan. He has just outstretched Paul Scharner, but the Austrian showed him the line, unlike Manchester City's Vincent Kompany last weekend when the striker scored a great goal."

    You can watch the show now on the BBC Sport website and Red Button. You can also catch it on BBC One at 1630 BST.

  193. 1525: 
    Stoke 0-0 Norwich

    Cameron Jerome connects flush with a volley inside the Norwich six-yard box, but instead of the net it finds team-mate Steven Nzonzi's arm. A let-off for the Canaries because Mark Bunn would have had no chance.

  194. 1523: 

    It's as you were in League Two. Rotherham remain in the third automatic promotion slot ahead of Cheltenham, with both sides at 0-0 against Bradford and Aldershot respectively. There have also been no goals in the fight for survival, which means Wimbledon and Aldershot are going down.

  195. 1523: 
    Wigan 1-1 Tottenham

    Scott Parker slips inside James McCarthy via a neat one-two with Gareth Bale but wallops a shot well over the top.

  196. 1521: 

    Brentford need a win over Doncaster to leapfrog their rivals into the second automatic promotion slot but it's goalless at Griffin Park. Colchester need a point to secure their survival and they are at 0-0 at Carlisle - a result which would relegate Scunthorpe, who are 0-0 against Swindon.


    Aiyesa Dare: "That is what I'm talking about... Early goals bring the weekend to life."

  198. 1520: 
    Southampton 0-1 West Brom

    Talking of slick moves, West Brom are on the dancefloor at St Mary's. Romelu Lukaku is sprung after neat one-touch work from Graham Dorrans and Shane Long, but the Belgian's shot is smothered by Artur Boruc.

    Former Tottenham striker Garth Crooks on Final ScoreEverton 1-0 Fulham

    "The players' immediate reaction if Everton manager David Moyes leaves at the end of the season is to follow him out of the door. It will then depend on who the board hires to replace him whether that can change their mind or not."

    You can watch the show now on the BBC Sport website and Red Button. You can also catch it on BBC One at 1630 BST.

  200. 1516: 
    GOAL- Everton 1-0 Fulham - Pienaar (16 mins)

    Steven Pienaar rifles home sharply on the half-volley as Seamus Coleman stretches well to pull the ball back to the South African from the byeline. Everton have been good value for the lead and that was a slick move.

  201. 1515: 
    Stoke 0-0 Norwich

    First decent chance at the Britannia Stadium as Russell Martin swings in a wicked cross for Robert Snodgrass, but the midfielder sends his header over the bar.

  202. 1514: 
    Everton 0-0 Fulham

    Fulham have lost on their last 19 league visits to Everton and only a block by Mark Schwarzer prevents Marouane Fellaini from giving the Toffees an early lead at Goodison Park. A bright start by David Moyes' side.


    Christopher Hall: "Comical stuff at the DW. It will be a while until you see anything as crazy as Bale's goal. Wigan right back in it though!"

  204. 1512: 

    Crucial goals at both the top end and the bottom of the table. Hull need a win to secure automatic promotion, but they are a goal behind at struggling Barnsley thanks to Jacob Mellis's fourth-minute strike. A win would pull the Tykes out of the bottom three. Huddersfield are 1-0 ahead at already relegated Bristol City. As things stand they would move six points clear of the drop-zone.

  205. 1512: 
    GOAL- Wigan 1-1 Tottenham - Boyce (11 mins)

    Wigan are straight back level. Emmerson Boyce rises highest to power home a header and the Latics are back level. Roberto Martinez will be imagining the lead that could have been though.

  206. 1512:  
    Former Tottenham striker Garth Crooks on Final ScoreWigan 0-1 Tottenham

    "After Gareth Bale's opener, if you are a manager, you are now torn between taking a huge strip out of those players at half-time and losing them, or you can cajole them and try to boost them."

    You can watch the show now on the BBC Sport website and Red Button. You can also catch it on BBC One at 1630 BST.

    GOAL- Wigan 0-1 Tottenham - Bale (9 mins)

    Oh me, oh my, what a shocker. If they still make blooper videos this is straight in at the top of the show. Joel Robles and Maynor Figueroa dally on the ball swapping passes in their own penalty box and Gareth Bale rushes in to charge down Robles' clearance as he realises a little too late what is happening.

  208. 1506: 
    GOAL- Southampton 0-1 West Brom - Fortune (6 mins)

    It's as messy as they come, but Marc-Antoine Fortune will take them however they come with only one other goal this season. The former Celtic striker bundles the ball over the line from a corner and Daniel Fox cannot hook it away in time.

  209. 1505: 
    Stoke 0-0 Norwich

    Stoke's Charlie Adam has chanced his arm with a free-kick from 30 yards, but his effort clears the bar by a foot or so.


    Mikey Farquhar via 81111: "Huge game at Stoke today! A loss for either team could see them right back in the relegation fight."

  211. 1503: 
    Wigan 0-0 Tottenham

    Tottenham get the first sight of goal as Tom Huddlestone's low free-kick delivery is flicked wide of the far post by Gareth Bale. The Welshman has 12 goals in his last 13 appearances.

  212. 1502: 

    West Ham boss Sam Allardyce after his side's 2-1 defeat by Manchester City: "The second half performance was more like us and, in the end, it was a stunning goal from Yaya Toure which secured the game for them.

    "Our goals away have been poor this year and we must improve on that next season. We'll hopefully address that in the summer but before that we have got three important games and we will try to keep improving our performances."

    Former Leicester midfielder Robbie Savage on Final Score

    "If you are a player for a mid-table side towards the end of the season you start thinking about your holidays. There is the motivation with bonuses for a higher-placed finish in the table to keep on winning, that can keep you going."

    You can watch the show now on the BBC Sport website and Red Button. You can also catch it on BBC One at 1630 BST.

  214. 1500: 

    A quick burst of I'm a Believer and we are up and running at Wigan, closely followed by Everton, Southampton and Stoke.

    Wolves v Burnley

    BBC Sport's Ged Scott at Molineux: "Relegation-haunted Wolves are doing their best to lighten the mood at Molineux ahead of their meeting with Burnley. As a way of marking the 25th anniversary of their 2-0 victory over the Clarets at Wembley in the 1988 Sherpa Van Trophy final, the club's all-time record goal scorer Steve Bull was one of a handful of team-mates from that day given a big ovation before the game. 306 goals Bully netted for the club. How they could do with one of those today!

    Manchester City captain Vincent KompanyMan City 2-1 West Ham

    "West Ham gave us a really good game today. In the end we got a fair result. It's another home win in front of our fans."

  217. 1459: 

    Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini: "I'm happy for this performance. I'm unhappy for the goals we missed as we could have scored more goals but this has been our problem this season.

    "I'm also happy we remembered Marc-Vivien Foe, who was a great player for Manchester City.

    "West Ham is a good team and have had a good season but today we deserved to score four, five or six goals."


    Phil McGrattan: "Re 1449. As an ex-afro man I don't understand how footballers deal with it. It's heavy and makes you sweat quicker than anything!"

  219. 1459: 

    At the Britannia Stadium the Stoke fans have just applauded the memory of Paul Ware.

    It is their first home match since the death of their former midfielder who died at the age of 42. earlier this month.

    He had been in remission following treatment for a brain tumour, but was taken ill again recently.


    Baritone Rogers: "Cooooooome ooooon youuuuuu Spuuuuuuuuuuurs!!!!! Up to third with a win against Wigan."

  221. 1455: 

    Wigan's minds are focused on avoiding the English second tier rather than Europe's top flight. They are three points off Aston Villa in 17th with a game in hand.

    The pre-match entertainment at the DW Stadium? A soprano blasting out "The Impossible Dream". That's not the spirit is it?


    Travis Bowland: "How many times can Joe Hart make an uncharacteristic mistake before it is just a mistake?"

    Ross M Lucas: "How is Joe Hart still England number one? He's been poor all season. Surely Fraser Forster needs to get a look in."

    James Grech: "Step forward Calamity Joe, natural heir to Calamity James, to fulfil the Legend: Curse of the English Goalkeeper."

  223. 1453: 

    Spurs' Champions League hopes are in their own hands. Win the rest of their games this season and they are back at Europe's top table next season. With a trip to Stamford Bridge to come on Wednesday week though, that is also true of rivals Chelsea and Arsenal. It is an intriguing race for fourth.

  224. 1449: 

    Tom Huddlestone's introduction along with that of Jermain Defoe and the switching of Gareth Bale around the pitch was all part of a very impressive tactical performance from Spurs' boss Andre Villas-Boas as his side beat Manchester City 3-1 last time out.

    Playing Huddlestone from the start though while he attempts to cart around about a stone of hair on top of his head? I think the Portuguese has missed a trick there.


    James Wilkin: "Wigan's Roberto Martinez v Tottenham's AVB - battle of the best-dressed managers today???"

    VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM- Wigan v Tottenham (1500 BST)

    Wigan boss Roberto Martinez believes Wigan need three more victories to survive, but adds he is revelling in the pressure of finding them. "I don't really enjoy being mid-table and then having six or seven games towards the end of the season in which you don't play for anything," he said. "We feel very strongly that we will reach our points tally. I don't think 37 points will be enough."

    Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas fears falling victim to one of Wigan's late charges for survival: "They are filled with their past experiences and their motivation is immense."

    LINE-UPS- Wigan v Tottenham (1500 BST)

    Wigan Athletic: Robles, Kone, McCarthy, Maloney, Gomez, McManaman, McArthur, Boyce, Beausejour, Figueroa, Scharner Subs: Al Habsi, Caldwell, Watson, Di Santo, Henriquez, Espinoza, Stam

    Tottenham Hotspur: Lloris, Dempsey, Vertonghen, Huddlestone, Parker, Bale, Naughton, Defoe, Dembele, Dawson (c), Walker. Subs: Friedel, Lennon, Sigurdsson, Holtby, Assou-Ekotto, Caulker, Carroll

    Wigan v Tottenham (1500 BST)

    Wigan manager Roberto Martinez makes two changes, with Jean Beausejour replacing the injured Antolin Alcaraz and James McArthur replacing Gary Caldwell.

    Spurs manager Andre Villa-Boas makes three changes from the side that came from behind to stun Manchester City last week, with Jermain Defoe replacing Emmanuel Adebayor, Tom Huddlestone in for Gylfi Sigurdsson and Kyle Naughton preferred to Benoit Assou-Ekotto.

    LINE-UPS- Stoke v Norwich (1500 BST)

    Stoke: Begovic, Shotton, Shawcross, Huth, Wilkinson, Walters, Nzonzi, Whelan, Adam, Jerome, Crouch. Subs: Sorensen, Cameron, Jones, Owen, Whitehead, Kightly, Etherington.

    Norwich: Bunn, Martin, Ryan Bennett, Bassong, Whittaker, Tettey, Howson, Johnson, Snodgrass, Kamara, Holt. Subs: Camp, Pilkington, Hoolahan, Elliott Bennett, Garrido, Becchio, Barnett.

    Referee: Anthony Taylor (Cheshire)

    Stoke v Norwich (1500 BST)

    Stoke manager Tony Pulis makes one enforced change to his starting line-up, with Andy Wilkinson replacing the injured Marc Wilson at left-back. The Potters are boosted by the return of winger Matthew Etherington, who is fit enough for a place on the bench.

    Norwich make three changes to the side that beat Reading last weekend. Steven Whittaker replaces Javier Garrido at left-back, while in midfield Alex Tettey comes in for Elliott Bennett. Centre-back Michael Turner has a groin injury, so Ryan Bennett starts at the heart of the Canaries defence.

    LINE-UPS- Southampton v West Brom (1500 BST)

    Southampton: Boruc, Clyne, Yoshida, Hooiveld, Fox, Schneiderlin, Steven Davis, Cork, Lambert, Rodriguez, Lallana. Subs: Kelvin Davis, Fonte, Ramirez, Forren, Do Prado, Mayuka, Puncheon.

    West Brom: Foster, Reid, Olsson, McAuley, Ridgewell, Yacob, Dorrans, Fortune, Morrison, Lukaku, Long. Subs: Myhill, Rosenberg, Thomas, Odemwingie, Jones, Tamas, Donervorn Daniels.

    Referee: Robert Madley (West Yorkshire)

    Southampton v West Brom (1500 BST)

    Saints are unchanged from their goalless draw with Swansea last weekend as defender Luke Shaw has failed to recover from an ankle injury but West Brom boss Steve Clarke has brought in three fresh faces from the Baggies' draw with Newcastle.

    Steven Reid is back in the visitors' back four along with Liam Ridgewell as Billy Jones and Goran Popov drop out. Shane Long also starts with Chris Brunt missing out with a knee problem.

    VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM- Everton v Fulham (1500 BST)

    Everton manager David Moyes says his side is still in the hunt to qualify for Europe for the first time since 2009-10 despite losing their last game against Sunderland. "I know we didn't do well enough last week, but believe me we are still in with a shout of Europe and we can still qualify for the -Champions League," said the Scot, whose side are six points adrift of fourth place in the table, said.

    Fulham boss Martin Jol is already making plans for next season even though his side face another three games after this fixture. "I would love to decrease the amount of loan players in the future," Jol said of the make-up of his squad. "But on the other hand it's not a Mickey Mouse league and we have to survive and maintain where we are."

    LINE-UPS- Everton v Fulham (1500 BST)

    Everton: Howard, Coleman, Jagielka, Distin, Baines, Mirallas, Osman, Fellaini, Pienaar, Jelavic, Anichebe. Subs: Mucha, Hibbert, Heitinga, Oviedo, Naismith, Barkley, Duffy.

    Fulham: Schwarzer, Manolev, Senderos, Hangeland, Richardson, Emanuelson, Karagounis, Enoh, Kacaniklic, Ruiz, Berbatov. Subs: Etheridge, Petric, Frimpong, Duff, Hughes, Rodallega, Frei.

    Referee: Jon Moss (W Yorkshire)

    Everton v Fulham (1500 BST)

    Phil Jagielka is back in the heart of the Everton defence as David Moyes' side look to keep their hopes of qualifying for Europe alive. The England international missed last week's 1-0 defeat at Sunderland with a damaged ankle but returns in place Johnny Heitinga. Also back is striker Nikica Jelavic in place of midfielder Darron Gibson, who has been receiving treatment for a thigh injury.

    Fulham, seeking a first ever league win at Everton, are without the suspended Steve Sidwell. Giorgos Karagounis starts, the only change from the side that started last week's 1-0 home defeat by Arsenal.

  236. 1443: 

    Cheers Saj. Right let's get ready to rumble in an old-school Saturday 3pm style. Here comes the whos, whats and wherefores of this afternoon's traditional kick-off times.

  237. 1442: 

    OK guys and gals, it's been a pleasure but I have to go. It should have finished about 6-1 to Manchester City, but it didn't. A win's a win though and City have extended the gap between themselves and third-place Arsenal to eight points. I now hand you over to the very capable "Magic" Mike Henson.

  238. 1440:  
    Former Manchester City assistant manager Mark Bowen at Etihad StadiumMan City 2-1 West Ham

    "It was great play by Andy Carroll to collect the ball on his chest and then shoot with his weaker foot. I will give Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart the benefit of the doubt as he has been struggling with a groin injury and he was grimacing on the way down."

  239. 1440: 
    Man City 2-1 West Ham

    Statisticians Opta: "5 - Joe Hart has now made five errors leading directly to a goal in the Premier League this season, four more than in 2011-12. Fumble."

  240. 1437: 
    FULL-TIME- Man City 2-1 West Ham
  241. 1436: 
    GOAL- Man City 2-1 West Ham - Andy Carroll (90+4 mins)

    I'm not going to quote the Chuckle Brothers again, but "oh dear" City keeper Joe Hart.

    A cross arrives at the feet of West Ham striker Andy Carroll, 12 yards from goal. The big forward swivels and drills in a low shot that squirms under and between the legs of Hart, who can watch the ball creep over the line. Calamity.

  242. 1433: 
    CLOSE!- Man City 2-0 West Ham

    Jussi Jaaskelainen comes to West Ham's rescue again. Defender James Collins is dispossessed by Sergio Aguero. He plays the ball to Pablo Zabaleta, whose shot is parried low by the keeper who then does enough to block Aguero's follow-up. It could have been five for City today.

  243. 1433:  
    BBC Final Score

    Just a quick reminder that Final Score has now begun. Tune in to see Robbie Savage and Garth Crooks join Gabby Logan in the studio to give you their expert views as the goals go flying in across the divisions.

    If you refresh this page, you will be able to see the link to the programme at the top.

    You can watch the show now on the BBC Sport website and Red Button. You can also catch it on BBC One at 1630 BST.

  244. 1431: 
    Man City 2-0 West Ham

    There are two minutes of normal time remaining.

  245. 1431: 
    Man City 2-0 West Ham

    West Ham striker Andy Carroll's got more than a sniff there. The Geordie rises high to meet a cross, but his downward header is saved by Joe Hart.

  246. 1429: 
    CLOSE!- Man City 2-0 West Ham

    Another good block from West Ham. This time Guy Demel prevents Sergio Aguero adding a third, from Pablo Zabaleta's overlapping run and cross.

  247. 1428:  
    Former Manchester City assistant manager Mark Bowen at Etihad StadiumMan City 2-0 West Ham

    "Yaya Toure has had a quiet game for Manchester City. You sometimes see goals like that at a testimonial as people casually take on shots without any pressure

    "It was a fabulous, fabulous strike from a great player. There is nothing he cannot do on a football pitch.

    "He always looks like he has another gear to go into. He looks like he could be carrying a bit of weight, but he has the ability to do what he wants."

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

  248. 1428: 

    Deejay Immo: "What a cracker by Yaya Toure from outside the 18 yard box. Too late for the Premier League title, though."

  249. 1424: 
    GOAL- Man City 2-0 West Ham - Yaya Toure (83 mins)

    Arrowed. Yaya Toure is picked out at the edge of the area and to the right. The Ivorian shifts a little then launches a howitzer into Jussi Jaaskelainen's top right. Not in the power scale of Chalobah - but decent.

    Yay Toure
  250. 1424: 
    Man City 1-0 West Ham

    Matt Taylor is straight into the action. His low free-kick pinballs around the area before James Collins sweeps a shot a couple of yards wide of Hart's left-hand stick.

  251. 1423: 

    West Ham's Matt Taylor and Carlton Cole come on for Kevin Nolan and Joey O'Brien.

  252. 1422: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Man City 1-0 West Ham

    Midfielder James Milner comes on for City team-mate David Silva.

  253. 1421: 
    Man City 1-0 West Ham

    What does referee Howard Webb do here? Joey O'Brien goes in very late Pablo Zabaleta - late, although it wasn't a vicious challenge. The City full-back leaps up in outrage and goes over to O'Brien. Mini-handbags before both players are booked.

  254. 1417:  
    Former Manchester City assistant manager Mark Bowen at Etihad StadiumMan City 1-0 West Ham

    "That should have been a left-footed finish for me from Manchester City's Samir Nasri. Instead, he went for the much harder finish with the underside of his right foot and simply missed the ball."

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

  255. 1417:  
    Former Liverpool, Man City & Newcastle midfielder Dietmar HamannMan City 1-0 West Ham

    "Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini just thought he would have scored there with his eyes shut."

  256. 1416: 
    WHAT A MISS!- Man City 1-0 West Ham

    To quote the Chuckle Brothers - oh dear... oh dear, oh dear.

    Samir Nasri misses with goal at his mercy from six yards out after Carlos Tevez plays a square ball to him from the right. He made contact with the ball, but the ball had other ideas and went 'stage left'.

  257. 1413:  
    Former Manchester City assistant manager Mark Bowen at Etihad StadiumMan City 1-0 West Ham

    "West Ham manager Sam Allardyce would have looked his players in the eye at half-time and asked them to play with more desire. They seem now to be shifting the ball quicker, playing at a higher tempo."

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

    Sam Allardyce
  258. 1413: 
    Man City 1-0 West Ham

    C'mon Nishal it's grown much louder at the Etihad. There are 20 minutes remaining.

  259. 1412: 

    Nishal KS in Nottingham via 81111: "I'm watching a duck quack outside the library. Far more louder and interesting than this game."

  260. 1412: 

    Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe starts, while flying winger Aaron Lennon returns from injury to take his place on the bench.

  261. 1411: 
    Man City 1-0 West Ham

    What a block from West Ham's Joey O'Brien. Sergio Aguero pulls the ball back for fellow Argentine Carlos Tevez, whose shot from six yards is stopped from flying in by O'Brien.

  262. 1408: 
    BREAKING EVERTON TEAM NEWS- Everton v Fulham (1500 BST)

    Everton defender Phil Jagielka returns to the starting line-up having recovered from an ankle problem.

    Baines and Jagielka
  263. 1407: 

    Jamie via 81111: "If we're talking football look-a-likes Tom (13:55) then the winner has to go to Peter Schmeichel and the dragon from The Never Ending Story."

  264. 1406: 
    Man City 1-0 West Ham

    Thanks for that tweet Sean Whittall.

  265. 1405: 

    Ed Shone: "Any coincidence Samir Nasri starts playing well once most agreed the Premier League title race was over? Passenger for the times when Manchester City needed him!"

    Sam Olawale: "You known when a game is too quiet when you can hear the player's shouting."

    Sean Whittall: "There is literally nothing to tweet about on this game. Stale."

  266. 1404: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Man City 1-0 West Ham

    Jussi Jaaskelainen only just keeps his hands attached to his wrists as Samir Nasri rockets a fierce shot from the angle which the Finn parries.

  267. 1402: 
    Hartlepool fans dressed as penguins

    Hartlepool fans are continuing their tradition of wearing fancy dress at the end of the season. Today, more than 100 fans have travelled down from the North East for the game against Crawley Town dressed in penguin suits.

  268. 1400:  
    Former Manchester City assistant manager Mark Bowen at Etihad StadiumMan City 1-0 West Ham

    "When we brought in Vincent Kompany from Hamburg he was convinced he was going to be a top class defensive midfielder. He was convinced that was going to happen.

    "Instead, a few months after he had joined us, me and former Manchester City manager Mark Hughes went to watch him play for Belgium against Spain. He kept Fernando Torres, who was in his prime, completely quiet from centre-back.

    "That led to us trying to convince him his future lay in defence."

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

  269. 1400: 

    Remember to keep your tweets and texts coming in. Do you think any City players should have been on the PFA shortlist? #bbcfootball or text on 81111

  270. 1357: 
    Man City 1-0 West Ham

    A tremendous block tackle from Winston Reid who flies in to prevent City's Carlos Tevez from ripping open the net with a volley from five yards. Excellent defending.

  271. 1355: 

    Tom Mason: "Pablo Zabaleta looks a little bit like actor Nicolas Cage."

    Nicolas Cage
  272. 1355:  
    Former Manchester City assistant manager Mark Bowen at Etihad StadiumMan City 1-0 West Ham

    "This game is being played at a testimonial pace. Manchester City defender Gael Clichy strolled through the first few minutes, gifted a few good positions to West Ham, and they looked very dangerous.

    "Yaya Toure is also going through the motions. He could really grab this game by the scruff of the neck, but he is a yard off it today."

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

  273. 1354: 
    Man City 1-0 West Ham

    Half-chances in the West Ham last third. David Silva takes about an hour to decide whether to shoot after Sergio Aguero plays the ball square to him. His eventual shot is blocked. Vincent Kompany then shoots from 25 yards but the centre-back's effort lands in Old Trafford.

  274. 1352: 
    Man City 1-0 West Ham

    10. That figure doesn't mean too much on its own. But if I tell you that that is the number of goals West Ham have scored away all season and that it is the lowest total of all four divisions, then suddenly '10' becomes a little more interesting. I hope.

  275. 1349: 
    Man City 1-0 West Ham

    Now then. West Ham are up and at City straight from the restart. Matt Jarvis does what he does best and plays a delicious ball into the area from the right which Pablo Zabaleta does well to clear.

  276. 1347: 
    KICK-OFF- Man City 1-0 West Ham

    Back under way in Manchester.

  277. 1344: 

    Theo Delay: "That Sergio Aguero goal for Manchester City was the sort of move Arsenal used to score! Great goal, slick passing and movement."

  278. 1342: 
    Man City 1-0 West Ham

    If City win then that will take them to 71 points - eight clear of Arsenal, with four games left to play. Second is almost sealed. I can't see them losing many between now and then, can you?

  279. 1342: 

    Paul via 81111: "Manchester City can play some beautiful football. Nice build up to goal."

  280. 1342:  
    Former Manchester City assistant manager Mark Bowen at Etihad StadiumMan City 1-0 West Ham

    "The game has planned out exactly as we thought it would do. West Ham have been trying to soak up pressure to get forward on the counter-attack.

    "However, they have not got any quality forward to Andy Carroll and Manchester City have been camped outside their penalty box for much of the first half."

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

  281. 1342:  
    BBC Radio 5 liveCardiff v Bolton (1500 BST)

    Cardiff manager Malky Mackay ahead of this afternoon's game against Bolton: "We are being given the cup today as league champions, so this afternoon it will be pretty special on the pitch.

    "The lads themselves, they had real pressure on them, and they have been there to be shot at. They have had the mental strength to be the only consistent team in the division.

    "We started planning for the possibility of the Premier League several months ago. For me, the sooner we could do that, the better.

    "I am in regular contact with the owner and that is very important."

  282. 1341: 
    Wigan v Tottenham (1500 BST)

    We don't have a 'hailing' graphic, but I've been told there is hail at the DW Stadium. Double up on your cagoules.

  283. 1339:  
    Guy Mowbray, BBC Match of the Day commentatorWigan v Tottenham (1500 BST)

    "Many feel that this is one year too many of Wigan defying the odds, with a first ever FA Cup final appearance being a distraction that will scupper their usual end-of-season surge to safety. I think I'm in that camp too, but would never commit fully to writing the Latics off. Two defeats in the last 17 (with 10 wins) has put Spurs back on track for the prize of Champions League qualification. Everything points to the game at Chelsea a week on Wednesday as being key for both clubs - but Spurs must first beat Wigan (and then Southampton!)."

    Wigan v Tottenham

  284. 1337:  
    Jonathan Pearce, BBC Match of the Day commentatorStoke v Norwich (1500 BST)

    "You'd have to think that a victory for either club will almost certainly guarantee safety. But defeat for either will leave them anxiously peeping over their shoulder at the relegation trap door. This year has been wretched for both so far. Stoke have picked up just eight points from a possible 42, while Norwich have gained just 13 in the same time. Relegation form. I'll take Stoke to nick this and both sides to do just enough to survive."

    Stoke v Norwich

  285. 1337:  
    Steve Wilson, BBC Match of the Day commentatorSouthampton v West Brom (1500 BST)

    "When the season ends there will be few clubs who look back with more satisfaction than Southampton. It's not inconceivable they will finish in their highest league position for a decade, which is some achievement. West Brom's golden summer and autumn seems a bit of a distant memory. How you judge their season really depends on whether your glass is half full or half empty. If Steve Clarke can guide eighth-placed Albion higher than last season's 10th then it will be their best-placed finish since 1981."

    Southampton v West Brom

  286. 1336:  
    Alistair Mann, BBC Match of the Day commentatorEverton v Fulham (1500 BST)

    "With just a point from their last two games, Champions League qualification looks to be beyond Everton. But, despite limited spending power, David Moyes is heading for his ninth top-eight finish in 11 seasons. On 40 points, visitors Fulham already appear to have achieved their pre-season aim. On the back of a winless four-game run, the likelihood of them spoiling Moyes's 50th birthday bash by registering their first ever league win at Goodison seems remote."

    Everton v Fulham

  287. 1334: 
    Man City 1-0 West Ham

    What did you make of that half City and West Ham fans - tepid, sprinkled with moments of excellence? Right, let's look ahead to the 15:00 BST Premier League kick-offs.

  288. 1334:  
    MOTD's Simon Brotherton at the Etihad StadiumMan City 1-0 West Ham

    "Manchester City lead and deservedly so through an excellent team goal finished by Sergio Aguero. A subdued atmosphere ahead of the match here but City lead."

  289. 1332: 
    HALF-TIME- Man City 1-0 West Ham
  290. 1330: 
    Man City 1-0 West Ham

    There is one minute of stoppage time. West Ham have a half-chance - Matt Jarvis delivers a cross from the left, but Andy Carroll's header is deflected out for a corner. The corner comes to nothing.... is that a half-time whistle I hear?

  291. 1329: 
    Man City 1-0 West Ham

    City are playing some great stuff - this time the ball spreads from right to left, but full-back Gael Clichy's final delivery goes behind.

  292. 1325: 

    Theo Parker: "Think we've been spoilt by the European football this week, this match is just dull!"

    Lawrence Houldsworth: "Samir Nasri is starting to look dangerous again, playing well these last few games. Shame it is so late in Manchester City's season."

    Mathew Llyr Evans: "City playing without any pressure for the first time this season. Confident and smooth City performance showing just that.

  293. 1325: 
    Man City 1-0 West Ham

    It is a bit quiet at the Etihad. Let's get this straight, City are in the lead and are second in the Premier League table.

  294. 1322:  
    Former Manchester City assistant manager Mark Bowen at Etihad StadiumMan City 1-0 West Ham

    "It is like running into a brick wall if you hit Vincent Kompany. I have seen him working out in the gym, and he is a beast of a man."

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

  295. 1322: 
    Man City 1-0 West Ham

    Vincent Kompany blocks Matt Jarvis's run and concedes a free-kick that comes to nothing. Jarvis could have been driving a bulldozer and he wouldn't have got past the Belgian.

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