Premier Lge: Chelsea-Man City, Spurs-Hull, Swansea-W Ham

Live text and radio commentary as Chelsea beat Man City, Spurs edge Hull and Swansea draw with West Ham.

27 October 2013 Last updated at 19:09 GMT

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  1. 1854: 

    That's a wrap for us today then, after a stormy day in more ways than one.

    The storm is coming, so baton down the hatches and we will see you all for the League Cup on Tuesday. Over and out.

  2. 1849: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Chelsea 2-1 Man City

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho: "This is the drama of the last minute. I beat Manchester City in the last minute with Real Madrid, and I destroyed my trousers by sliding on the floor.

    "If they feel I did something wrong today, I apologise.

    "He lost the game in the last minute, and I have sympathy with that.

    "In other countries and cultures we shake hands before the game, and that is it. If he was sad because of the result I understand, if he was sad because I did something wrong, I accept that too."

  3. 1847: 

    It's an age old debate isn't it. Should you be entertained at the football? Depends who you support I guess. Hull deserve credit for shutting Spurs down for much of the game today, but Spurs only scoring nine goals in nine games is the real issue.

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    Doug in London on text: Re: Dave (18.33) if you want guaranteed entertainment, I suggest you go to the West End and take in a show. Avoid football.

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    MANAGER REACTION- Swansea 0-0 West Ham
    Sam Allardyce

    West Ham manager Sam Allardyce: "We should have had it over and done with by half-time.

    "We showed our classic counter-attacking football, but unfortunately finishing qualities let us down.

    "We limited Swansea to one header from a set-piece. In the second half we didn't pass it as well as in the first. It's disappointing.

    "It's our fifth clean-sheet in nine matches but we have only nine points in total and that's not good enough.

    "If we scored in some of these matches we'd be sitting pretty. They were simple chances today and not difficult ones."

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    Jay D Sports: AVB isn't using the atmosphere as an excuse. He's just showing he cares for the supporters. He knows we can be the 12th man.

    Martin Ratcliff: Agree completely with AVB. The football hasn't been inspiring but we're winning games, home fans' attitude is unacceptable.

    Ollie: We were poor. I was at WHL. Us fans could've been a positive force but were critical / negative. Don't like it but AVB's right.

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    MANAGER REACTION- Swansea 0-0 West Ham

    Swansea manager Michael Laudrup: "We knew West Ham would play like that.

    "They did same against Tottenham - four behind the six in midfield. In the second half, they were standing very deep, defending. They wanted the point and got it.

    "Jaaskelainen was the man of the match for me. We got a point and move up the table - I think that's OK."

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    David on text: As a Spurs fan, I'm really not sure what to make of our season so far. This is our third 1-0 win thanks to a penalty, and our only really impressive performance in the league was the first half vs Chelsea. Yet almost a quarter of the way in we're only one win off the top. It just feels weird to be seemingly underachieving but still in the top four. A sign of progress?

    Adam Baird, travelling home: AVB spot on. The lane was quiet today, full of people expecting us to be 2-0 up after 15 minutes and too quick to get on the team's back. People expect too much too soon.

    Dave on text: When you pay 50 quid a ticket, plus god knows how much else on match days, we expect better. That's why the negativity AVB.

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    MANAGER REACTION- Chelsea 2-1 Man City

    Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini: "From tomorrow, we will think about the best way to stop the problems of losing away.

    "We are losing stupid points, the three defeats we got away we did not deserve. We have time to arrange.

    "I am happy with the way the team is playing. We had control today.

    "I did not expect anything different from him [Mourinho]. It is normal [his celebrations].

    "I did not shake hands. I did not want to.

    "In the three defeats, we had important responsibilities for the goals the other teams scored."

  10. 1826: 

    Some very strong reactions from managers today. Not many happy faces to be found, as Manuel Pellegrini says he didn't want to shake hands with Jose Mourinho...

  11. 1824: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Chelsea 2-1 Man City

    Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini: "The way we lost the game was incredible.

    "I think Chelsea, Cardiff and Aston Villa did not have chances during the games, but we conceded stupid goals.

    "I do not talk about names, I talk about teams. If you want to fight for the Premier League, we must erase these problems.

    "The team is playing well. We had absolute control of the second half. We had two or three chances, we had no problems playing away.

    "The first half was not bad, Chelsea had one chance and scored, and a shot outside the box which hit the crossbar. It was a very equal game, in the first half also."

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    MANAGER REACTION- Tottenham 1-0 Hull
    Steve Bruce

    Hull manager Steve Bruce: "I feel for the team and the supporters, to be denied the point that we deserved.

    "It's a joke decision, we've got men in there that have been robbed. They are desperate to play in the Premier League but they are questioning it because of a joke decision. He couldn't wait to give it.

    "I shouldn't say this and I might get fined, but we would have got it? I'm not so sure."

  13. 1821: 

    So Spurs fans, what do you make of that from your leader? Does he have a point? Were any of you at the game today and can comment on the crowd?

  14. 1820: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Tottenham 1-0 Hull

    Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas: "We looked like the away team, we played in a difficult atmosphere with almost no support. We have a wonderful set of fans but they can do better. Away from home we play with no fear and we need that atmosphere at White Hart Lane.

    "We don't need the negativity that was in White Hart Lane today."

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    MANAGER REACTION- Chelsea 2-1 Man City
    Manuel Pellegrini

    Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini: "In second half we were in control of the ball but what happened is what has happened to us in other away defeats.

    "It was an important mistake to lose the game.

    "I don't know if this is the moment to say who has to take the ball. They scored a goal and we will analyse it in the week."

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    Adam Peckitt: The way I see the Tottenham penalty, it was harsh and Hull were robbed of a point. No way that Tottenham deserved the win.

  17. 1817: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Chelsea 2-1 Man City

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho: "We then had that little bit of luck you need to win these matches. Fernando believed until the last moment.

    "We won a game which was very important for us. We beat maybe the best team in the Premier League.

    "Everything happened for Torres after he missed an easy chance. After that, we saw the best Fernando.

    "He worked unbelievably for the team. The second goal was a 'believe goal'.

    "I am happy with our character, and the little bit of luck.

    "I think there are five or six fantastic teams who will fight for the Premier League. They are the best team, very dangerous and physical.

    "When you beat maybe the best team, it gives you positive feelings.

    "I hope they do not misunderstand what I did by jumping into the crowd. My son was just behind the dugout.

    "I had my feeling to go for the kid. It was not a lack of respect, it was just emotion. I did not run to the corner, I ran there."

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    Shane Lees: Nastasic and Hart equally to blame. If either left it, the other would have cleared. Nastasic knock back was terrible either way.

    Andrew Priestley: Joe Hart's fault. Awful decision to come into no-man's land for that ball. He put Nastasic in an impossible situation.

    Matty: Feel bad for Joe Hart, not at all his fault on that last goal.

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    Yes, AVB really did call Steve Bruce 'Brucey'...

  20. 1809: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Tottenham 1-0 Hull
    Andre Villas-Boas

    Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas: "It was difficult to break them down. They came here with a good strategy, which is nothing different to what teams do when they come here.

    "The difference today is that we were patient. I compliment the boys for what they did, it was great work-rate.

    "We didn't have the support we should have done. There was much anxiety from the stands, the players had to do it alone.

    "The referee could have not given the penalty, sometimes they are not given, Brucey will be devastated by that decision.

    "Apparently Andros Townsend fell in a hole. He was unconscious, but he will be OK."

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    Phil McNulty, BBC Sport Chief Football Writer at Stamford BridgeChelsea 2-1 Man City

    "Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini had a face like thunder as he made his way off at the final whistle - and who can blame him? It was a shocking breakdown in communication between Matija Nastasic and keeper Joe Hart that gave Torres his goal. His expression was in complete contrast to Jose Mourinho, who will know exactly how vital those three points could be."

  22. 1808: 
    INJURY NEWS- Swansea 0-0 West Ham

    West Ham manager Sam Allardyce confirms that Ricardo Vaz Te has dislocated his shoulder and may be out for some time.

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    Matt on text: Find it amusing that everyone says United are on the decline and their season is over already, yet they're only 2 points behind City, still too early for that kind of predictions.

    Dillon from Dundee on text: Think its time for Forster to be given his chance, Joe Hart's a top keeper but too many mistakes have happened!

  24. 1805: 
    Tottenham 1-0 Hull

    Andre Villas-Boas is not pleased with the Tottenham fans today, saying they had 'too much anxiety.' Full quotes to come...

  25. 1803: 

    Who was at fault for that Chelsea winner? The debate will rage on and on. A terrible lapse in communication whoever was chiefly to blame. If in doubt, smash it out?

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    Jake Lennard: Fraser Forster For England!

    Scott Kelly: If questions were asked of Joe Hart after his Bayern Munich blunder, what will happen now? Still top class for me though!

    Rachel T: Brilliantly uncoordinated between Nastasic and Hart. I bet they couldn't do that again if they tried.

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    Former England striker Michael OwenChelsea 2-1 Man City

    "Wow. Torres deserved a goal today. Hart at fault though. He only needs to stand on his six-yard box and Nastasic nods it back to him."

  28. 1759: 
    PLAYER REACTION- Chelsea 2-1 Man City
    Fernando Torres

    Chelsea striker Fernando Torres: "In a game like this against a great team in the last minutes it tastes much better to score. We controlled the game and created many chances but Sergio Aguero can score goals at any time. We won a game we deserved to win, we are really pleased to beat a contender for the title.

    "It's a long ball, every ball has to be the most important ball of the game because it can be the one which wins you the game. The chance I missed in the first half I thought I was offside, I should have stayed calm. I made the assist and hit the post so I am happy with my performance."

  29. 1755: 
    Premir League

    Chelsea and Spurs are on the march then, late wins for both clubs see them move into the top four, with Chelsea now just two points off top spot. For Manchester City it's three defeats in nine games already.

  30. 1754:  
    MOTD's John Roder at White Hart LaneFULL-TIME- Tottenham 1-0 Hull

    "Soldado's penalty earns the points for Spurs in this close-fought match. Hull are desperately unhappy that the penalty was given, but Tottenham's good start continues."

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    Former Tottenham manager David Pleat at Stamford BridgeChelsea 2-1 Man City

    "It was a very fine game, which Manchester City will feel unfortunate to lose.

    "Chelsea kept going even when City monopolised the second half. It was a misunderstanding for the crucial goal."

  32. 1753: 
    CLOSE!- Tottenham 1-0 Hull

    Tom Huddlestone takes it - and smashes it just wide! Cracking strike!

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    Tottenham 1-0 Hull

    Still playing at Tottenham, where Hull have a free-kick...

  34. 1753: 
    FULL-TIME- Chelsea 2-1 Man City
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    MOTD presenter Gary LinekerChelsea 2-1 Man City

    "Oh dear Joe Hart!"

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    Alistair Lowe: Impossible to defend Joe Hart after that one, rush of blood, had absolutely no need to come for that ball.

    Kenny Jarvis: The minimum you can do as a footballer is put in 100%. Torres has done that today and deserved the lucky break and the goal.

    Andrew Soar: Shout or not, Joe Hart's decision making is again not worthy of being England's Number 1.

  37. 1751: 
    FULL-TIME- Swansea 0-0 West Ham
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    Statisticians Opta: 3 - After not winning a single PL penalty in 2012-13, Tottenham have now had more than any other team this season. Switch.

  39. 1750: 
    Chelsea 2-1 Man City

    Jose Mourinho is in the stands with his fans after that one, he loves it, absolutely loves it! A huge goal for Chelsea, a much-needed goal for Fernando Torres and further proof that Manchester City cannot cope without Vincent Kompany.

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    Former Tottenham manager David Pleat at Stamford BridgeChelsea 2-1 Man City

    "Quite incredible scenes here. It was a high clearance, it was a bit of a punt.

    "That is it, Manchester City will not come back from that. Fernando Torres has quite incredibly come out of this as the hero.

    "My early decision on that is that Joe Hart should have stayed in his goal."

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

  41. 1748: 
    GOAL- Chelsea 2-1 Man City - Fernando Torres (90 mins)

    Clanger alert! A real shocker at the back for Manchester City! Willian helps the ball forward, Matija Nastasic and Joe Hart both go for it, Nastasic heads the ball past his own goalkeeper and Fernando Torres has the legs to get to the loose ball and fire into an open goal!

  42. 1746: 
    Tottenham 1-0 Hull

    Much relief at White Hart Lane as Andros Townsend emerges on his feet, bandaged up but seemingly OK, and he's soon back on the pitch. He kicked the photographer in the face as he cartwheeled over the boards.

  43. 1745: 
    Swansea 0-0 West Ham

    No signs of a goal in Wales, where neither side have managed to reach top form in the second period.

  44. 1744: 
    Chelsea 1-1 Man City

    Willian takes a free-kick in a good area for Chelsea, bending in dangerously but Joe Hart is able to watch it past the post. Into the dying stages now.

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    Tottenham 1-0 Hull

    There are a load of ambulance staff treating Andros Townsend who is hidden from view down in that dugout. There is a stretcher waiting for Townsend but there will be no rush to get him out of there.

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    GD: Get out of jail card played for Spurs, lacked a bit of quality today.

    Adebayo Ogunjobi: That was a soft pen. Very harsh on Hull. They have worked their socks off.

    Colin Speakman: Be careful those criticizing Spurs play. Give some credit to Hull. Bruce has them playing above themselves.

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    Into the last five minutes of our three games. Plenty could change yet...

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    Tottenham 1-0 Hull

    Andros Townsend is flipped over the advertising boards and has landed in a photographers' dugout, that is a bizarre fall and he may be in strife there. Play has continued as he is very much off the pitch. A photographer is being treated as well after that collision.

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    GREAT SAVE!- Chelsea 1-1 Man City

    Hard work from Fernandto Torres forces a corner and Joe Hart then has to be brave to get to the ball ahead of Branislav Ivanovic.

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    Kelvin: Yaaaas!!!! Something happened at White Hart Lane.

  51. 1739: 
    Chelsea 1-1 Man City

    Both sides looking dangerous on the break as Pablo Zabaleta feeds an inviting ball across the goalmouth but there's nobody there for the tap-in for City...

  52. 1737: 
    GOAL- Tottenham 1-0 Hull - Roberto Soldado (Pen 80 mins)

    The new Matt Le Tissier? Roberto Soldado is very, very good at spot-kicks, addressing the ball while waiting for Steve Harper to move and then just flicking the ball into the corner. Cool as a cucumber.

  53. 1736: 
    PENALTY TO TOTTENHAM- Tottenham 0-0 Hull

    Jan Vertonghen's cross hits the arms of Ahmed Elmohamady - referee Michael Oliver gives the penalty!

  54. 1735:  
    Former Tottenham manager David Pleat at Stamford BridgeChelsea 1-1 Man City

    "Manchester City are very well-schooled at holding the line, and pushing out. It gives the Chelsea forwards doubts, as they worry about being caught offside."

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

  55. 1734: 
    Tottenham 0-0 Hull

    Still Tottenham come, still they draw a blank. Mousa Dembele is the latest to chance his arm but his deflected shot drifts away from danger.

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    James Ash: Spurs drawing 0-0 at home against Hull with nobody to Bale them out. I'm here all week.

  57. 1731: 
    CLOSE!- Chelsea 1-1 Man City

    David Silva goes down in a heap on the edge of the area, Howard Webb waves play on and Sergio Aguero tries a cheeky chip from the angle...which floats just wide of the far corner! Lovely touch again from Aguero.

  58. 1730: 
    Chelsea 1-1 Man City

    Manchester City having to defend in numbers but here's a breakaway, Sergio Aguero finds Jesus Navas arriving on his shoulder and times the offload well, Navas is on his left foot and never looks convinced though, firing in a tame effort in the end which Gary Cahill easily smothers.

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    Robert Middleton: Can only assume Sheikh Mansour bought Javi Garcia for a bet.

  60. 1729:  
    Former Tottenham manager David Pleat at Stamford BridgeSUBSTITUTION- Chelsea 1-1 Man City

    "Jesus Navas is on and will give Manchester City a lot more pace than Samir Nasri, who has a similar style of play to the wonderful David Silva."

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

  61. 1728: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Tottenham 0-0 Hull

    Plan B is on, Jermain Defoe replaces Aaron Lennon for Tottenham as we tick into the last 20 minutes. Can Defoe bring his Europa League form to the Prem?

  62. 1727: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Swansea 0-0 West Ham

    Closest we've come to a goal, as substitute Wilfried Bony hammers in a shot on the turn but Jussi Jaaskelainen is equal to it and pushes it clear!

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    Andy in Tunbridge Wells: It's in games like this that Hazard really needs to produce. In Jose we trust!

  64. 1726: 
    Chelsea 1-1 Man City

    Fernandinho is lucky to evade a booking as he chops down Fernando Torres in full flight. City have gone physical on Torres in the second half and cut him off at source.

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    Former Tottenham manager David Pleat at Stamford BridgeChelsea 1-1 Man City

    "The changes are indicative of the managers' thoughts at the moment. Manuel Pellegrini is more relaxed with the way his team is playing, so resists for now.

    "Chelsea's Jose Mourinho has had to react to his side losing the momentum."

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

  66. 1724: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Chelsea 1-1 Man City

    Double change for Chelsea as Willian and John Mikel Obi replace Frank Lampard and Andre Schurrle. Twenty-five minutes remain.

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    Khalid: Too much hype over Spurs' summer buys. On the evidence of the season so far they'd struggle to break open a paper bag.

  68. 1722: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Chelsea 1-1 Man City

    This slow burner coming to the boil now as David Silva gets into space inside the penalty area, he gets an early shot away but Petr Cech gets his angles right to save well with an extended left foot. City on top now.

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    SUBSTITUTION- Swansea 0-0 West Ham

    It's a second West Ham debut for Carlton Cole! The big man is on in place of Mo Diame and quite simply it has to go big now...

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    Duncan in Chiddingstone: Is there a better striker in the world than Sergio Aguero? His finishing is nothing short of magnificent.

  71. 1718: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Tottenham 0-0 Hull

    Can this man make the difference for Spurs? Christian Eriksen is on in place of Lewis Holtby.

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    Statisticians Opta: 29 - Man City's Premier League record when Aguero scores (before today) is P31 W29 D2 L0. Pointer.

  73. 1717: 
    YELLOW CARD- Chelsea 1-1 Man City

    Maybe this is what Yaya Toure was yelling Javi Garcia to do at half-time? Garcia takes Fernando Torres out off the ball with a cynical shoulder charge and he's booked. That's one way to stop Torres...

  74. 1716: 
    PENALTY APPEAL- Tottenham 0-0 Hull

    Roberto Soldado takes a trip to the White Hart Lane turf under close attention from Paul McShane - but referee Michael Oliver is not buying. Frustrating afternoon for Tottenham so far.

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    BBC Sport Chief Football Writer Phil McNulty at Stamford BridgeChelsea 1-1 Man City

    "Manuel Pellegrini has based much of his game plan today around the threat Sergio Aguero wold pose as a lone striker - and he's not a bad lone striker to have. What a combination of natural brilliance and sheer nuisance value to defenders Aguero and Liverpool's Luis Suarez bring to the Premier League."

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    Steven from Glasgow: These are the games that Spurs need to win. Need Lamela to adapt, and quickly.

  77. 1713: 
    PENALTY APPEAL- Chelsea 1-1 Man City

    Eden Hazard weaves into the box, he cuts inside Pablo Zabaleta and hurls himself to the deck - is that a penalty?!

    Howard Webb says nope, but there's no yellow card for the Belgian either....

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    Sergio Aguero

    FemiI John Atoyebi: Petr Cech didn't cover himself in glory

    Manav Mehta: City have come out a different animal. Brilliant for the neutrals.

    Patrick Galloway: Absolutely amazing strike from Aguero. So hard to beat Cech on his near post.

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    Swansea 0-0 West Ham

    Swansea have been far from their best so far this afternoon, but here's a good chance. Nathan Dyer crosses in from the right but Alvaro can't quite turn it in on the stretch. Moments later Michu has a shot saved by Jussi Jaaskelainen.

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    Tottenham 0-0 Hull

    Spurs have Mr. Plan B, Jermain Defoe, warming up as they continue to toil against the Hull wall.

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    MOTD presenter Gary LinekerChelsea 1-1 Man City

    "No doubting Aguero's mental resilience. Superbly consistent finisher."

  82. 1709: 
    Chelsea 1-1 Man City

    Manchester City all over Chelsea now as Samir Nasri is clattered by Ramires on the edge of the box. From the following free-kick Javi Garcia can only serve up a tame header.

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    Henry Walmsley: We can add this to the list of so called Torres revivals. He hasn't even scored this time.

    Matt Dawson: Re 1655 - He hasn't done enough to show he's worth £30m, let alone the £50m that he actually cost!

    Austin Bobmanuel: Torres has never lacked effort. He just needed the Special One to harden his resolve. Get in

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    Former Tottenham manager David Pleat at Stamford BridgeChelsea 1-1 Man City

    "That is the most magnificent shot. It was such a straight, fast shot.

    "Sometimes, goalkeepers get caught out by those. It was a great shot."

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

  85. 1706: 
    GOAL- Chelsea 1-1 Man City - Sergio Aguero (49 mins)

    Bang! Manchester City certainly can respond, with in-form Sergio Aguero hammering in a beauty to level things up!

    David Silva links up with Samir Nasri, who plays in Aguero down the left channel, he smashes in a shot on the run which Petr Cech doesn't even smell, it flies past him and into the top corner. A real ripper - was Cech beaten easily at his near post? Yes, but he wasn't expecting the shot so early. It's a fine goal.

  86. 1705: 
    Chelsea 1-0 Man City

    Full-back to full-back, lovely run from Gael Clichy who then picks out Pablo Zabaleta arriving on the edge of the area, the Argentine is closed down though and fires his left-footed effort over the top.

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    SUBSTITUTION- Tottenham 0-0 Hull

    Spurs have made a change at the break, with Mousa Dembele on for Sandro.

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    Back under way at Swansea, Stamford Bridge and White Hart Lane...

    Listen to BBC Radio 5 live commentary of Schurrle's first-half goal.

  89. 1701: 

    Yaya Toure giving plenty of instructions to Javi Garcia as Manchester City emerge from the tunnel at Stamford Bridge. Can City respond?

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    Mark Lynch: Spurs need to stop playing wingers on the wrong side. Lennon is utterly ineffective on left. Need to create chances for Soldado!

  91. 1659: 
    FULL-TIME- Charlton 0-0 Wigan

    It ends goalless at the Valley, with Wigan moving up to 14th in the Championship table and Charlton 19th.

  92. 1657: 
    Premier League

    Chelsea are moving up to second in the table as it stands then, while Manchester City are going to end the day just two points above rivals United unless they can turn it around.

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    Matt from Plymouth: Tottenham keeping a lot of the ball but too predictable in their build-up play.

  94. 1655: 

    My jury is still very much out on Fernandinho. I've seen him have some tidy performances, sure, he's not had many terrible games - but has he done enough to show why he's a £30m player?

    Not by a long way in my book.

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    Dave Sansom: Fernandinho has done absolutely nothing but over-hit a few passes during that first half.

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    Fernando Torres

    Steve W: Mourinho's biggest strength is getting the best out of his players. Just look at the transformation of Torres!

    Sohaib: Welcome back Torres. Only thing missing is the Premier League goal which he deserves. Brilliant approach play so far!

    Daniel: Why on earth is Pellegrini playing Demichelis and Garcia? Clearly the weak links in City's team.

  97. 1650: 
    MAKE THAT CHANGE?- Chelsea 1-0 Man City

    Manchester City may well have to go for it in the second half to turn this one around, so it's a good job they have the likes of Edin Dzeko, Alvaro Negredo and Jesus Navas all waiting on the bench.

    Frightening squad depth. Chelsea, on the other hand, have Juan Mata, Samuel Eto'o and Willian on their list of replacements.

  98. 1649:  
    Former Tottenham manager David Pleat at Stamford BridgeChelsea 1-0 Man City

    "It is an absolutely intriguing game. Manchester City dominated from the 10th-30th minute, but it was Fernando Torres with, tremendous thrust and enthusiasm, who changed this very high-quality game."

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

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    HALF-TIME STATS- Swansea 0-0 West Ham
    Swansea v West Ham

    Proof that possession not in fact nine tenths of the law as for all of Swansea's play it's West Ham who have peppered the goal with efforts.

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    Rory Burns: West Ham are playing well, just need some of these chances to fall to our strikers... Oh.

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    MOTD's John Roder at White Hart LaneHALF-TIME- Tottenham 0-0 Hull

    "Hull can be very pleased with their first-half showing. Their patched-up team has defended stoically and could have scored themselves, while Tottenham have found it difficult to get past the massed ranks of Hull defenders."

  102. 1647:  
    Phil McNulty, BBC Sport Chief Football Writer at Stamford BridgeHALF-TIME- Chelsea 1-0 Man City

    "Chelsea's Fernando Torres is the central figure here as he brilliantly creates a goal for Andre Schurrle, misses a sitter and hits the woodwork with a brilliant piece of invention. Chelsea deserve their lead but there have been one or two openings for Manchester City that will give them hope for the second half."

  103. 1647:  
    MOTD's Steve Bower at the Liberty StadiumHALF-TIME- Swansea 0-0 West Ham

    "Chico's Flores's header that was kept out by Jaaskelainen was Swansea's best moment while at the other end Stewart Downing had a couple of decent efforts. Both sides will feel if they get in front they will have a good chance to get three points."

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    Morgan Davies: Fernando Torres is without a doubt a good player, but he is no longer a good goalscorer.

    Hassan Gulzar: What did Torres have for breakfast?!

    Ewan Harris: It's been a while since 'give it to Torres' was probably our best option.

  105. 1644: 
    Tottenham 0-0 Hull

    Hull remain a threat, particularly from set-pieces. Hugo Lloris can only punch a free-kick out and it lands at the feet of Paul McShane on the edge of the area. Fortunately for Tottenham, the Republic of Ireland man somehow dribbles it all the way to the right flank and out of play. Bizarre.

  106. 1643: 

    Dean in Winchester: This game is highlighting how much of a miss Kompany is for City.

  107. 1643:  
    MOTD presenter Gary LinekerChelsea 1-0 Man City

    "What a glorious example of the ups and downs of life as a goalscorer we've had over the last 15 minutes."

  108. 1642: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Chelsea 1-0 Man City

    Manchester City have had a ropey 10 minutes, but that is more like it as Sergio Aguero takes a lovely touch to move the ball on to his right foot and crack in a low drive which forces Petr Cech into action at his near post. Can City respond?

  109. 1641: 
    Swansea 0-0 West Ham

    It's settling down at the Liberty now, both on the field and in the heavens.

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    Stuart Mitchell: The good and the bad of Fernando Torres within the space of a few minutes. I'm still laughing at the missed chance though.

    Tor Nopharat: Torres is totally in the mood. With that miss earlier on, he'd just disappear from the game two years ago.

    Henry: Torres is eating this City team alive. Yeah, I can't believe I'm saying that either. He's rampant and hungry for goals.

  111. 1639: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Tottenham 0-0 Hull

    Kyle Walker takes the free-kick and thumps a powerful shot which Steve Harper fists away to safety. Plenty of hammer behind that shot from the England right-back.

  112. 1638: 
    Tottenham 0-0 Hull

    Decent game now at the Lane where Tottenham continue to pile on the pressure. Twice Paulinho has threatened to break into the penalty area and now Spurs have a free-kick right on the edge of the area...

  113. 1636: 
    HITS THE WOODWORK- Chelsea 1-0 Man City

    That really is brilliant from Fernando Torres!

    Torres skins Martin Demichelis with a lovely touch and hares in on goal, there doesn't appear much danger though as he runs into a cul-de-sac on the left of the area. However, he finds a yard of space to pull the trigger and smash in an angled drive which pings away off the angle of post and bar. An improbable angle, a brilliant effort.

    Maybe he really is getting back to his very best...

  114. 1637:  
    Phil McNulty, BBC Sport Chief Football Writer at Stamford BridgeChelsea 1-0 Man City

    "The name of Fernando Torres rings around Stamford Bridge as he lays a goal on a plate for Andre Schurrle - there was a flash of the old pace then a perfect set-up. Came just moments after a dreadful miss but there is no doubt Torres is a real danger to Manchester City's defence."

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    James Brandon: How can Torres miss a sitter then do something like that?! Strange, strange game! Get In!!

  116. 1635: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Swansea 0-0 West Ham

    Ricardo Vaz Te did have to come off for West Ham, but it's still no central striker for the Hammers as Matt Jarvis is on in his place.

  117. 1634:  
    Former Tottenham manager David Pleat at Stamford BridgeChelsea 1-0 Man City

    "That showed tremendous pace from Fernando Torres, he roared past Gael Clichy before putting the cross in to Andre Schurrle."

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

  118. 1633: 
    GOAL- Chelsea 1-0 Man City - Andre Schurrle (33 mins)

    He's back! Never in doubt! Brilliant play from Fernando Torres to power past Gael Clichy and into the penalty area, get his head up and slot the ball across on a plate for Andre Schurrle, who can't miss from four yards out and notches his first goal for Chelsea.

  119. 1632: 
    CLOSE!- Tottenham 0-0 Hull

    He's keeping his hair long for a reason - we almost had to get the clippers out for Tom Huddlestone, who shows great technique to smash in a volley from 25 yards, but just over the top. Lovely strike!

  120. 1631: 
    Swansea 0-0 West Ham

    Ricardo Vaz Te is down holding his groin, maybe a change needed for the Hammers?

  121. 1630:  
    Former Tottenham manager David Pleat at Stamford BridgeChelsea 0-0 Man City

    "Torres was not aware he was so clear, he was a little surprised. It is an incredible miss, as he had so much time."

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

  122. 1629: 
    SITTER!- Chelsea 0-0 Man City

    Oh Fernando Torres! What a sitter!

    The man who's had more comebacks than Liz McDonald shanks a real shocker over the top. Ramires's dink plays him in on goal, the flag stays down, Joe Hart comes out and Torres smashes the shot over the top from 10 yards. Head in hands moment.

  123. 1627:  
    BBC Sport Chief Football Writer Phil McNulty at Stamford BridgeChelsea 0-0 Man City

    "Incredibly tight first 25 minutes at Stamford Bridge and it has not made for pretty viewing. Sergio Aguero is Manchester City's long striker but he has already hinted at the quality and persistence that will still make him a threat throughout. A quality player."

  124. 1627: 

    Ben in London: Sorry but what does Lampard bring to this Chelsea side?! He hasn't got skills to pass a single player, definitely not the engine of seven years ago!

    Mike in London: Confused with the Lampard selection. Closer to 40 than 30, lacks a goal threat (of late) and mobility. Mourinho and his favourites, eh?

  125. 1626: 
    CLOSE!- Swansea 0-0 West Ham

    Michel Vorm is having a tough time dealing with set-pieces in these conditions, again he comes and misses a corner, the ball pops out to Ravel Morrison, who sees his shot well blocked. A West Ham goal looks likely at the Liberty.

  126. 1625:  
    Former Tottenham manager David Pleat at Stamford BridgeChelsea 0-0 Man City

    "As Frank Lampard gets older, his powers of recovery are not as quick as they used to be. That is the second time he has been too late with his challenge."

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

  127. 1624: 
    Tottenham 0-0 Hull

    Hull are certainly growing into the game, they are not so negative and are pushing men forwards now. Tom Huddlestone has impressed against his former club.

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    Andrew Soar: Not sure that Frank Lampard is effective anymore in these high tempo games. Chelsea getting bossed in the middle.

  129. 1622: 
    CLOSE!- Swansea 0-0 West Ham

    Oh dearie me! Howler alert! Razvan Rat pumps in a long free-kick from inside his own half, a real Sam Allarydce special, and Swansea keeper Michel Vorm comes for it and gets nowhere near it, missing the ball altogether, Rat only denied a 70-yarder by the sweeping Angel Rangel, who clears off the line.

    That could have been a weather-related error, it remains particularly inclement in South Wales.

  130. 1621: 
    YELLOW CARD- Chelsea 0-0 Man City

    Sergio Aguero is up front on his own today but he remains a handful for the Chelsea defence, wriggling clear of two men to poke in a low shot which is easy for Petr Cech.

    Frank Lampard is then booked for hacking into Fernandinho.

  131. 1620: 
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    Chris Baldwin: Big test for Spurs today. Need to get better at opening up teams who come to park the bus at the Lane.

  132. 1620: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Swansea 0-0 West Ham

    Two chances come in quick succession in the monsoon rain at the Liberty Stadium. First Jussi Jaaskelainen makes a point-blank save with his shoulder to block Chico Flores's header from a corner, then on the counter-attack West Ham's Ricardo Vaz Te slips the ball to Ravel Morrison who fires a foot wide of the far post from just inside the area.

    The rain is torrential.

  133. 1619:  
    Former Tottenham manager David Pleat at Stamford BridgeChelsea 0-0 Man City

    "The slower the build-up from Chelsea, the easier it is for Manchester City to get their men behind the ball.

    "It is a tactical battle. I feel Chelsea have not been able to disrupt City in the middle, the visitors are certainly passing the ball better."

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

  134. 1618: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Tottenham 0-0 Hull

    Hull then counter to have their first effort of the day, former Peterborough man George Boyd firing in a dipping strike from 25 yards which Hugo Lloris holds securely. Yannick Sagbo then forces Lloris into a stop as Hull bring the bus out of the garage...

  135. 1616: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Tottenham 0-0 Hull

    The first good save of Steve Harper's Hull career, the former Newcastle man flying to his left to turn away Andros Townsend's rising drive from 25 yards! Tottenham banging heavily on the door now.

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    Mark: Hopefully the game will be like a fine wine. Improve as time goes on!

    Sebastian Kuzoe: Eto'o is more suited to this sort of game. Torres would have made a better impact as a sub.

    Said Madrid: Same boring stuff at the Bridge. No team is taking charge of the game.

  137. 1612: 
    CLOSE!- Tottenham 0-0 Hull

    Steve Bruce has his Hull side lined up in a 9-0-1 formation so far. How long can they hold out?

    Not very long by the looks of it as Paulinho escapes the attentions of Alex Bruce to hook a free-kick over his shoulder, David Platt style, but the ball flies just over the top. Good chance for the hosts.

  138. 1611: 
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    Benjamin: Hoping Javi Garcia can endear himself to City fans today. Had a tough time of late playing out of position. Great footballer.

  139. 1611: 
    Chelsea 0-0 Man City

    Manchester City having a good spell now, with Yaya Toure probing in and behind the Chelsea back four. Ashley Cole has to be diligent to make a clearing header.

  140. 1609:  
    Former Tottenham manager David Pleat at Stamford BridgeChelsea 0-0 Man City

    "It is an interesting set-up from Manchester City. Yaya Toure is playing far forward, with Fernandinho and Javi Garcia sitting."

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

  141. 1607: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Swansea 0-0 West Ham

    Both sides have been struggling with the wet conditions but West Ham then go close, Stewart Downing working inside on to his left foot and forcing a decent stop from Michel Vorm.

    From the corner, Guy Demel pokes over the top. Strong start from the Hammers.

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    Nick Slobodyanyk: I can see why Mata was left out of the starting line-up today. Last time we played City, Yaya literally bullied him!

  143. 1604: 
    Tottenham 0-0 Hull

    Hull have reversed their bus expertly into place early doors at the Lane, it's very much containment first for the Tigers. Aaron Lennon has had a few early runs for Spurs.

  144. 1602: 
    Chelsea 0-0 Man City

    Martin Demichelis presses the wrong button, hammering a clearance away nervously under no pressure at all, that is not a good sign for the City debutant...

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    Richard Thiardt: Top selection from Jose. Feeling confident.

  146. 1601: 
    Chelsea 0-0 Man City

    Yaya Toure and David Silva start the game tucked in behind lone striker Sergio Aguero, which is not a bad triangle for Manchester City.

  147. 1600:  
    Former Tottenham manager David Pleat at Stamford BridgeChelsea 0-0 Man City

    "Manchester City have gone up a notch with the influx of money. They are a real contender.

    "They would have been hurt by not holding the title. They have players you love to watch, like Silva and Toure.

    "Players with extra skill and innovation are the ones Chelsea have to watch today. I do believe Chelsea look more ambitious."

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

  148. 1600: 

    And we are away in all three 1600 GMT kick-offs...

  149. 1558: 

    Here we go then, all set in our three Premier League games. Can Manchester City end Jose Mourinho's incredible home record?

  150. 1555: 
    Tottenham v Hull (1600 GMT)

    Celeb spot of the year at the Lane - Baby Spice Emma Bunton in attendance! Is it 1997?

    Emma Bunton
  151. 1555: 

    Joe in Manchester: Re 1544 - Spot on. Plenty of people who haven't watched City games have a lot to say about them. You can't play a game that passes out of the defence with Lescott. Simple.

  152. 1553: 
    Chelsea v Man City (1600 GMT)

    Petr Cech goes through his warm-ups in the tunnel - he is making his 445th appearance for Chelsea today, which sees him move level with Dennis Wise in the all-time rankings.

  153. 1552: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Sunderland 2-1 Newcastle

    Newcastle manager Alan Pardew: "I thought we were the better team. We just switched off and he [Borini] has hit it true. We are really disappointed.

    "I'm just disappointed for everybody at Newcastle.

    "We will have to bounce back and be strong. This is always a high profile game and we have lost it."

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    Femi Longe: Is Joleon Lescott such a bad player? He can't even get a game with Kompany out? Strange.

  155. 1551: 
    Premier League table

    The top seven could change significantly in the next few hours, with Chelsea capable of going second with another home win.

  156. 1549: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Sunderland 2-1 Newcastle
    Gus Poyet

    Sunderland manager Gus Poyet: "Everything is big today. It's a first win against our biggest rivals in our first home game. The fans are going to be delighted and the players will be relieved. We needed this.

    "When I saw four minutes added time, I nearly had a heart attack. Nothing is going to be easy, it's about effort.

    "(The introduction of Borini) was a moment when we needed to take risk. What a goal, the stadium nearly came down.

    "For teams in our situation, when you concede a goal the players would hold for a result. We were talking in the week about not stopping. Conceding goals happens, I'm still looking for a clean sheet and from here we need to build.

    "It gives us everything. We needed something. Now there are no excuses, we can go next week and win another game and continue to improve.

    "This will change our season. I'm sure the players will be even more together and the fans will look forward to the next game. We have done nothing, it was nice for us and the fans but we need to keep winning games."

  157. 1548: 

    Freddie in London: Spurs need to put a few past Hull today, they do not score enough goals. Hopefully Soldado will get a couple. It's a persistent problem not scoring enough. This is about an easy opportunity to get a few and raise the goal difference.

  158. 1545: 
    Swansea v West Ham (1600 GMT)

    How will Sam Allardici's forwardless Hammers get on in South Wales, where the rain is teeming down? Carlton Cole is on the bench today though.

  159. 1544: 
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    Ben Stephenson: Re 1537 - There are rumours that Joleon Lescott is not playing because he is rubbish at football. Not because he is left footed.

  160. 1542: 
    WHAT THE MANAGERS SAY- Chelsea v Man City (1600 GMT)
    Manuel Pellegrini

    Manchester City manager Manuel Pelegrini: "Martin Demichelis is experienced. He is a very, very good player who knows perfectly how I want my teams to defend.

    "We will be an offensive team, but we know Chelsea has a strong counter-attack. We have tried to be attentive of that.

    "It is more important to win. Arsenal and Liverpool won their matches yesterday, so it is important to try and win from the beginning."

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    Tom, Manchester: Great to see Demichelis start today for City. He'll provide the calmness city lack when Kompany is injured. Yaya playing up the pitch, cannot wait! Plenty of attacking threat on the bench to put on when Chelsea get tired

    Not JFK on text: What was Pardew's game plan? Every man for himself and shoot when in their half? Awful. No plan, no idea, no movement, no teamwork. Forwards out wide, widemen up front? Time for change.

  162. 1539: 
    Chelsea v Man City (1600 GMT)

    How City cope without Vincent Kompany may well shape their title challenge this season - it makes that much difference when he's out of the side.

  163. 1538: 
    Chelsea v Man City (1600 GMT)

    I was presuming that Joleon Lescott must be carrying an injury of some sort. He's seen midfielder Javi Garcia preferred to him at centre-back for the last few games, and now untried and untested Martin Demichelis starts at Stamford Bridge.

  164. 1537:  
    Former Chelsea defender Frank Sinclair on BBC Radio 5 liveChelsea v Man City (1600 GMT)

    "There are rumours that Joleon Lescott is not playing for Manchester City as Manuel Pellegrini does not want to play two left-footed centre-backs. That is strange to me, as two right-footed centre-backs regularly play together for most teams."

    Listen to commentary of Chelsea v Manchester City at 1600 GMT on BBC Radio 5 live.

  165. 1536:  
    BBC Sport Chief Football Writer Phil McNulty at Stamford BridgeChelsea v Man City (1600 GMT)

    "Manchester City give a debut to defender Martin Demichelis, who has been sidelined with a knee injury since shortly after completing a £4.2m move from Atletico Madrid. Sergio Aguero will be operating as a lone striker but there will still be plenty of creativity with David Silva and Samir Nasri around.

    "Ashley Cole returns to Chelsea's starting line-up after missing their last two games - and England's World Cup qualifiers against Montenegro and Poland - with a rib injury."

  166. 1535: 
    Injured Hull winger Sone AlukoTottenham v Hull (1600 GMT)

    "Disappointed to be missing today's game against Spurs! Thankfully not a major problem! Back soon God willing! Come on the boys today!!"

  167. 1534: 

    Sticking the knife in Ruud?

  168. 1534: 
    Sunderland 2-1 Newcastle

    Former Newcastle manager Ruud Gullit: Yeaaaaaaah come on @SAFCofficial so proud of Gus Poyet.

  169. 1532: 
    FABULOUS FABIO- Sunderland 2-1 Newcastle
    Fabio Borini

    Proof that you don't need to be everywhere to have a big impact - here are Fabio Borini's touches for Sunderland today.

    That one just outside the D there, that's the clincher...

  170. 1532: 
    Sunderland 2-1 Newcastle

    Statisticians Opta: 2 - Both of Fabio Borini's Premier League goals have come against Newcastle United. Pest.

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    David Morris: Chelsea selection spot on. Cahill more dependable, Torres on form, Schurrle suits game style. Mata to come on when game is stretched.

  172. 1531: 
    WHAT THE MANAGERS SAY- Chelsea v Man City (1600 GMT)

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho: "City are showing respect with the team they are playing. You don't need to play with all your strikers to create problems, they are keeping the midfield more compact.

    "We have a different midfield, we don't have the physicality and we are on the search for our identity."

  173. 1530: 

    Paul in Durham: Sunderland got that goal against the run of play. They may celebrate, but in truth, the game has been very poor and they will go down.

    Aaron from London: How fitting that an Italian scores the winning goal after the pope blesses Sunderland.

  174. 1528: 

    Anything can happen, and it usually does - to paraphrase Murray Walker.

    Keep your reaction to the Tyne-Wear derby coming, but now we switch our focus to the top of the table...

  175. 1527: 
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    Crippy Cooke: People need to put away the form books. Regardless of squad, stature and recent form, ANYTHING can happen in a Tyne-Wear derby.

  176. 1527:  
    MOTD presenter Gary LinekerSunderland 2-1 Newcastle

    "Not a bad little substitution from Poyet!"

  177. 1525: 
    PLAYER REACTION- Sunderland 2-1 Newcastle
    Fabio Borini

    Sunderland match-winner Fabio Borini: "We hope that goal can change our season. It was a special game and we can hopefully get a few wins now.

    "If we play like that we can improve our game. It was an unbelievable moment to score the winner in the derby."

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    Charlie Fee: I remember when Cisse could score goals like that.... Gutted.

    Kuntal Majumdar: Where is the Newcastle that was competing for Europe? The core is pretty much the same. French revolution?

  179. 1523:  
    Former Sunderland winger Kevin Kilbane at Stadium of LightSunderland 2-1 Newcastle

    "Newcastle were well on top for long periods in the second half. But this is the type of result that can turn Sunderland's season around."

  180. 1522: 
    AS IT STANDS- Sunderland 2-1 Newcastle
    Premier League

    That is what Fabio Borini's goal has done - Sunderland are off the bottom and are now four points away from safety. Suddenly seems a lot more achievable doesn't it?

  181. 1522: 
    FULL-TIME- Sunderland 2-1 Newcastle

    Sunderland have won a game!

  182. 1520: 

    James from London: Why couldn't Borini do that for Liverpool last season? What a strike!

    He didn't play James, did he?

  183. 1519: 
    Sunderland 2-1 Newcastle

    Sunderland have the ball in the corner, excellent game-killing here...

  184. 1519: 
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    James Ash: Pardew has got to go. If Newcastle can't beat their rivals when they are at their weakest then something is missing.

    Richard J Adams: Sunderland winning! I feel faint...

    James Mason: Only Newcastle.

  185. 1517:  
    BBC Sport chief football writer Phil McNultySunderland 2-1 Newcastle

    "Fair to say that was not what I was expecting from Fabio Borini when I saw he was coming on."

  186. 1516: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Sunderland 2-1 Newcastle

    Newcastle launch it into the mixer for the first time all game and they almost get a leveller, John O'Shea with the back header that so nearly flies into his own goal, but Keiren Westwood retreats well to scoop it clear. This is not over yet!

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    Enzo Khan: That's what £10m can do.

    John de Vliering: What. A. Goal. Fabio Borini has just made himself a legend at Wearside!

  188. 1514: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Sunderland 2-1 Newcastle

    Double Ameobi time - Sammy is on for Newcastle as we enter the final few minutes.

  189. 1513:  
    Former Sunderland winger Kevin Kilbane at Stadium of LightSunderland 2-1 Newcastle

    "It had been all Newcastle this half. It was great movement, and a wonderful strike, from Fabio Borini."

    Listen to updates from Sunderland v Newcastle on BBC Radio 5 live now.

  190. 1512: 
    GOAL- Sunderland 2-1 Newcastle - Fabio Borini (84 mins)

    Pick that one out! What a goal!

    Fabio Borini opens his Sunderland account in style, collecting a pass from Jozy Altidore to take a touch and hammer a 25-yarder into the top corner. My word he enjoyed that one, delirious celebrations on the sideline.

  191. 1511:  
    BBC Sport Chief Football Writer Phil McNulty at Stamford BridgeChelsea v Man City (1600 GMT)

    "Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has a tongue-in-cheek swipe at their fixture list as he concludes his programme notes with: "Let's play and enjoy this big game. Then on Monday we play at The Emirates. Sorry it's not Monday. It is Tuesday. I forgot they gave us 24 hours to recover and prepare for another big game."

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    Stephen Smith: It may be that the only reason that Shola Ameobi is still at Newcastle United is his impressive record in the Tyne-Wear derby.

  193. 1509:  
    Former Tottenham manager David Pleat at Stamford BridgeChelsea v Man City (1600 GMT)

    "It very much looks like Manchester City will be more happy to get a point than Chelsea. Manuel Pellegrini is taking a chance with Martin Demichelis - how will he cope with a rejuvenated Fernando Torres?"

    Listen to commentary of Chelsea v Manchester City at 1600 GMT on BBC Radio 5 live.

  194. 1508: 
    LAST 10- Sunderland 1-1 Newcastle

    Into the last 10 minutes at the Stadium of Light, where it's all gone very quiet. Steven Fletcher curls a free-kick into the wall but Newcastle clear their liens easily enough. Can anyone find a winner? Looks a nailed on draw to me.

  195. 1507: 
    BREAKING TEAM NEWS- Tottenham v Hull (1600 GMT)

    Aaron Lennon makes his Premier League return for Tottenham, while Hull hand a first start to Steve Harper in one of six Tigers changes.

    Tottenham: Lloris; Walker, Chiriches, Dawson, Vertonghen; Paulinho, Sandro; Townsend, Holtby, Lennon; Soldado. Subs: Lamela, Naughton, Defoe, Dembele, Sigurdsson, Eriksen, Friedel

    Hull: Harper, Rosenior, Figueroa, Bruce, Davies, McShane, Elmohamady, Huddlestone, Meyler, Boyd, Sagbo. Subs: Jakupovic, Quinn, Brady, Koren, Gedo, Proschwitz, Mclean

  196. 1506:  
    BBC Sport Chief Football Writer Phil McNulty at Stamford BridgeChelsea v Man City (1600 GMT)

    "Stamford Bridge sees the meeting between the two sides regarded as Premier League title favourites - despite the impressive early season form of Arsenal and Liverpool.

    "It is also a meeting between two past managers of Real Madrid in Chelsea's Jose Mourinho and Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini. If one emerges victorious today it will be seen as a real statement of intent for the months ahead."

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    Stevie Pardoe: Tiote really proving all his critics wrong today. Looking like the player he was two years ago.

    Craig Boyle: Cisse has been the epitome of dreadful since coming on. It's like playing with 10 men.

    Sean Bravery: Hard to believe that a Newcastle win will see them draw level with Man Utd. Two very poor teams on show.

  198. 1505: 
    CLOSE!- Sunderland 1-1 Newcastle

    Shola! Oooh that is close! Shola Ameobi is given time and space 25 yards from goal and he whistles a low shot past the post...

  199. 1505: 
    BREAKING TEAM NEWS- Swansea v West Ham (1600 GMT)

    Swansea captain Ashley Williams is back from an ankle injury, while Alvaro Vazquez starts up front.

    Swansea XI: Vorm, Rangel, Chico, Williams, Taylor, Britton, de Guzman, Michu, Dyer, Routledge, Vazquez.

    West Ham XI: Jaaskelainen, Reid, Nolan, Tomkins, Rat, Vaz Te, Morrison, Noble, Demel, Diame, Downing.

  200. 1503: 
    BREAKING TEAM NEWS- Chelsea v Man City (1600 GMT)

    Manchester City hand a Premier League debut to Martin Demichelis, while Sergio Aguero leads the line on his own up front.

    Chelsea: Cech; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry (c), Cole; Ramires, Lampard; Hazard, Oscar, Schurrle; Torres.

    Man City: Hart, Zabaleta, Demichelis, Nastasic, Clichy, Garcia, Fernandinho, Nasri, Yaya Toure, Silva, Aguero

  201. 1502: 
    Charlton v Wigan (1500 GMT)

    Charlton: Hamer, Wilson, Morrison, Wood, Wiggins, Pritchard, Cousins, Stephens, Kermorgant, Church, Stewart. Subs: Hughes, Evina, Jackson, Dervite, Green, Sordell, Pope.

    Wigan: Nicholls, Boyce, Rogne, Barnett, Perch, McCann, McArthur, Powell, Watson, McClean, Holt. Subs: Shotton, Gomez, McManaman, Espinoza, Beausejour, Fortune.

    Referee: Stephen Martin (Staffordshire)

  202. 1500: 
    Sunderland 1-1 Newcastle

    Silky skills from Shola Ameobi down the right wing and the ball eventually falls to the feet of Yohan Cabaye - no surprises that the Frenchman shoots, but it's straight at Keiren Westwood.

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    Gareth Whalley: Sunderland seem unwilling to run at Newcastle, instead opting for a pass to the middle, usually straight into Tiote.

  204. 1458:  
    Former Sunderland winger Kevin Kilbane at Stadium of LightSunderland 1-1 Newcastle

    "Sunderland look to be trying to do a containing job. They are providing very little going forward.

    "Hatem Ben Arfa has come to life since setting up the goal. Shola Ameobi is the record goalscorer in this fixture, so he could make an impact in this fixture"

    Listen to updates from Sunderland v Newcastle on BBC Radio 5 live now.

  205. 1457: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Sunderland 1-1 Newcastle

    Here it is - Shola time. Ameobi is on for Loic Remy, while Sunderland replace Lee Cattermole - the unbooked Cattermole - with Ki Sung-yueng.

    Into the final 20.

  206. 1456: 
    CLOSE!- Sunderland 1-1 Newcastle

    Fabio Borini straight into the action as the Sunderland forward fires in a low shot, Tim Krul makes a real hash of dealing with it and almost spills it into the net! He just about gathers it in.

  207. 1456: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Sunderland 1-1 Newcastle

    Here's a change for Sunderland, as an angry looking Adam Johnson trudges off and Fabio Borini comes on.

  208. 1454: 
    Sunderland 1-1 Newcastle

    What time is Shola time? Surely the big man must get on at some point. Loic Remy has been utterly anonymous.

    Sunderland look like a side without a win all season. They've gone to pieces since that Newcastle goal.

  209. 1451: 

    Simon in London: Tiote has been absolutely everywhere for Newcastle this game, really important with our weakened back four.

  210. 1450: 
    CLOSE!- Sunderland 1-1 Newcastle

    The game has ratcheted up several notches since that Newcastle goal. Sunderland have a swift counter-attack which breaks down with the final pass before Newcastle swiftly move the ball to Yohan Cabaye, who curls wide from 25 yards.

    With half an hour to go who wants it?

  211. 1451:  
    John Hartson, BBC Radio 5 liveGET INVOLVED- Swansea v West Ham (1600 GMT)

    John Hartson: With the Hammers!!

    West Ham fans
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    Paul Grimes: This match desperately needed that Debuchy goal. Now it's just a question of who wants it more.

  213. 1448: 
    Sunderland 1-1 Newcastle

    Sunderland folded like a house of cards when they conceded at Swansea last week. How will they react this time?

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    Kristoffer Dalziel: What is Adam Johnson playing at?

  215. 1447:  
    Former Sunderland winger Kevin Kilbane at Stadium of LightSunderland 1-1 Newcastle

    "Hatem Ben Arfa had had little impact on this game, but he has put a brilliant ball across the goal.

    "Both Andrea Dossena and Adam Johnson then switched off, to let Mathieu Debuchy in."

    Listen to updates from Sunderland v Newcastle on BBC Radio 5 live now.

  216. 1445: 
    GOAL- Sunderland 1-1 Newcastle - Mathieu Debuchy (57 mins)

    Just as I was saying that Newcastle had not had a shot in anger, they equalise! Dreadful defending as Hatem Ben Arfa's shot from the left wing is allowed to run across the six-yard box by a gaggle of Sunderland defenders, and right-back Mathieu Debuchy just walks on to it to convert his first goal for the club from four yards out. Incredibly bad.

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    Jack Poskett: Sunderland - organised, keen and closing down. Newcastle - can't hold the ball and slow.

  218. 1441: 
    Sunderland 1-0 Newcastle

    Jozy Altidore - who has got a lot of a young Emile Heskey about him hasn't he? - wants it more than Yohan Cabaye, robbing the midfielder who is slow to react. Altidore drives in on goal, Paul Dummett takes him out with a powerful tackle and Steven Fletcher's follow-up is well blocked by Mathieu Debuchy. That's more like it lads!

  219. 1440: 
    Sunderland 1-0 Newcastle

    Papiss Cisse's first sight of the ball sees him run the ball out of play with men waiting in the middle, that rather sums it up at the moment. Peter Beardsley is picked out by the cameras in the stands - get on Beardo, you're just what this game needs.

  220. 1437: 
    Swansea v West Ham (1600 GMT)

    I've had a few texts from worried Swans fans concerned about this fixture, such has been the rainfall in South Wales. We've not heard anything to suggest that the game could be off, but we are putting in a call or two for you now. I'll let you know if anything changes.

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    Declan Bonner: This game is all about commitment. Typical derby game, loving it!!

  222. 1434: 
    Sunderland 1-0 Newcastle

    Derby day specialist Shola Ameobi remains on the bench then, I thought he may be the man to come on for Newcastle at the break but that's why Alan Pardew's in charge.

    Jozy Altidore chases a long ball over the top as Sunderland go long but the wind takes it out of play. This game needs a steadying touch, a bit of composure and quality.

  223. 1433: 
    KICK-OFF- Sunderland 1-0 Newcastle

    Game on...

  224. 1432: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Sunderland 1-0 Newcastle

    Here we go then, the Futureheads are on the radio and the teams are out for the second half. Papiss Cisse is on for Newcastle in place of Moussa Sissoko. No goals in 13 Premier League games for Cisse...

  225. 1431:  
    MOTD presenter Gary LinekerSunderland 1-0 Newcastle

    "Electric atmosphere in the north-east derby. When the game is at its most intense the best players are at their most calm."

  226. 1429: 

    Absolutely terrible? Come on now Dominic, this can get worse before it gets better don't you know...

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    Dominic O'Caollai: I have never in my life seen a game more lacking in quality in the Premier League. This is absolutely terrible!

    Simon McRae: People criticising Dummett are also forgetting that not many people in the league beat Steven Fletcher in the air.

    Tunde Akere: The best way I can describe this game is physical and boring , the only thing I saw is Fletcher's goal.

  228. 1425:  
    Former Sunderland winger Kevin Kilbane at Stadium of LightSunderland 1-0 Newcastle

    "Sunderland started very well, but Newcastle have come back into it with their new system.

    "On the balance of chances, Sunderland are justifiably 1-0 up. The worry for Sunderland is Steven Fletcher struggling with an injury at the end.

    "Hatem Ben Arfa has been in and out of the game, if Newcastle bring Papiss Cisse on, he might be moved out wide."

    Listen to updates from Sunderland v Newcastle on BBC Radio 5 live now.

  229. 1422:  
    MOTD's Jonathan Pearce at Stamford BridgeChelsea v Man City (1600 GMT)

    "These two squads are currently valued at £820m. This is a signpost game for the title.

    "Nothing will be decided for months of course but a third league defeat by November would seriously dent Manchester City's credentials. A first ever league home defeat for Jose Mourinho at Chelsea would be a significant setback to their recent progress.

    "Chelsea are beginning to look really good. They're unbeaten in seven games and scoring for fun.

    "City also look highly dangerous going forward but without centre-back Vincent Kompany they lack discipline at the back. Mistakes are being made."

  230. 1421:  
    MOTD's John Roder at White Hart LaneTottenham v Hull (1600 GMT)

    "Most of us, I am sure, at some stage in our lives have been determined to prove someone wrong, for whatever reason. This is surely going to be a big match for Hull's Tom Huddlestone, who will want to show Andre Villas-Boas that the Tottenham boss made a mistake in allowing him to leave White Hart Lane in the summer."

  231. 1420:  
    MOTD's Steve Bower at the Liberty StadiumSwansea v West Ham (1600 GMT)

    "With just five league wins between them this fixture offers an opportunity for both sides to claim a significant victory.

    "Ever since their arrival in the top flight, the Liberty Stadium has been a destination where any team has had to play well to get a result, and Michael Laudrup will know that reputation and foundation has to remain in place to get close to last season's ninth-placed league position."

  232. 1419: 

    Here's what is coming up in our three 1600 GMT games...

  233. 1419:  
    MOTD's Guy Mowbray at the Stadium of LightSunderland 1-0 Newcastle

    "There is one goal in it. Steven Fletcher was too good for Paul Dummett and got above the Newcastle defender early in the game to head in and that is how it has stayed."

  234. 1418: 
    HALF-TIME STATS- Sunderland 1-0 Newcastle
    Sunderland v Newcastle

    On paper, Newcastle had the better of that half but Sunderland goalkeeper Keiren Westwood hasn't had to make a serious save. Sunderland off the bottom if it stays like this.

  235. 1417: 
    HALF-TIME- Sunderland 1-0 Newcastle

    Concern for Sunderland as Steven Fletcher ends the half clutching his shoulder, but there's the whistle.

  236. 1415:  
    Southend manager Phil Brown on BBC Radio 5 liveSunderland 1-0 Newcastle

    "The change in the personality of the Sunderland team under Gus Poyet, you can see it immediately. The work on the training ground appears to be paying off."

  237. 1414: 

    Shortwood United? Who are they?


  238. 1414: 

    Standout ties:

    Boreham Wood v Carlisle United

    St Albans City v Mansfield Town

    Grimsby v Scunthorpe United

    Colchester United v Sheffield United

    Chesterfield v Daventry Town

    Bishop's Stortford v Northampton Town

    Shortwood United or Aldershot v Port Vale

    Oldham Athletic v Wolves

    Hednesford Town v Crawley Town

  239. 1413: 

    Nothing to get the blood racing in the draw for the first round of the FA Cup.

    Southern Football League Division One Central (tier eight) outfit Daventry, the lowest-ranked team definitely through, will travel to League Two's fourth-placed side Chesterfield.

    Hednesford of the Conference North will host Crawley Town, while Conference South club Bishop's Stortford will welcome Aidy Boothroyd's League Two strugglers Northampton Town.

    There is a big Lincolnshire derby, as League Two Scunthorpe travel 30 miles south to Conference Premier side Grimsby.

    If Shortwood United can beat Aldershot Town in the fourth qualifying round replay, they will host Port Vale.

  240. 1411: 
    Sunderland 1-0 Newcastle

    The tempo is drifting away from this one, we are cruising to half-time.

  241. 1409:  
    Former Sunderland winger Kevin Kilbane at Stadium of LightSunderland 1-0 Newcastle

    "Sunderland winger Adam Johnson has switched off on a few occasions. Mathieu Debuchy and Moussa Sissoko have taken advantage of those moments for Newcastle, to get into space."

    Listen to updates from Sunderland v Newcastle on BBC Radio 5 live now.

  242. 1407: 
    CLOSE!- Sunderland 1-0 Newcastle

    Newcastle win a free-kick 40 yards out and they elect to go for goal. They need Laurent Robert out there really, but Hatem Ben Arfa's effort is a decent one, whipping over the wall and a few yards wide of the top corner.

  243. 1405: 
    Sunderland 1-0 Newcastle

    Into the last 10 minutes of the first half. Quality is at a real premium at the moment, it's a scrappy, nervy affair which Sunderland still lead. Gus Poyet encourages his team from the sidelines.

  244. 1404:  
    Former Sunderland winger Kevin Kilbane at Stadium of LightSunderland 1-0 Newcastle

    "Alan Pardew has now matched Sunderland's 4-4-2 system by bringing Hatem Ben Arfa in from the flank. It is definitely working for them, and they look most likely to score."

    Listen to updates from Sunderland v Newcastle on BBC Radio 5 live now.

  245. 1400: 
    Sunderland 1-0 Newcastle

    Newcastle having a better spell now as Mike Williamson and Paul Dummett link up at a set-piece, but John O'Shea stands his ground to hammer the ball clear. That wind is picking up.

  246. 1359: 

    Mike in Sheffield: Wonder how many people criticising Dummett have ever actually seen him play before? Superb season at St Mirren last year and deserves a chance.


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  248. 1358: 
    YELLOW CARD- Sunderland 1-0 Newcastle

    Even derby day mode has its limits though - Yohan Cabaye sees yellow for a knee-high lunge on Jack Colback.

  249. 1357: 
    Sunderland 1-0 Newcastle

    Referee Lee Probert has been set to 'derby day mode' it seems. Cheick Tiote throws an arm into the face of Seb Larrson as they tussle in midfield, you've certainly seen cards shown for that, but Probert tells Larsson to 'get up' and get on with it.

  250. 1353: 
    Sunderland 1-0 Newcastle

    Yohan Cabaye's radar has been off so far, but this is what he can do, floating a wonderful pass over the top to pick out the run of Moussa Sissoko, who is beaten in the air by Sunderland keeper Keiren Westwood. Newcastle have gone 4-4-2 to match up.

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    NIK G: Newcastle were never going to keep a clean sheet with that centre-back pairing.

    Conor McMeekin: Surely Sunderland can't keep this pace up for 90 minutes?!

  252. 1349: 
    Sunderland 1-0 Newcastle

    Free-kick to Newcastle deep on the left wing, Yohan Cabaye goes for a shot instead of a cross and Jozy Altidore heads it out. Cabaye then finds Mathieu Debuchy lurking on the edge of the penalty area from the corner but his Paul Scholes-style volley is well blocked by the Sunderland backline. It's still very frenetic.

  253. 1348:  
    Former Sunderland winger Kevin Kilbane at Stadium of LightSunderland 1-0 Newcastle

    "First and foremost, Alan Pardew would have been very disappointed that Loic Remy did not close down Adam Johnson for the goal.

    "Steven Fletcher is also causing all the problems against Newcastle, as he is targeting Paul Dummett every time."

    Listen to updates from Sunderland v Newcastle on BBC Radio 5 live now.

  254. 1347: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Sunderland 1-0 Newcastle

    Paul Dummett's nervous start in that Newcastle defence continues! He is beaten to a header by Jozy Altidore, Steven Fletcher drives in a shot which Tim Krul can only parry and Dummett then takes far, far too long to clear the loose ball. Altidore tackles him but his touch is too heavy and the ball runs away.

    There's a time and a place for that sort of defending Dummers...

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    Steven Fletcher

    Jay: Shouldn't half the Sunderland team have been booked for the goal celebration? Looked like they all were in the crowd.

    Adrian Bennion: I'm surprised the referee let these two play in these kits. Very similar.

    Stonebridge: Surely... Every Sunderland player there who went in the crowd should of been booked, not just Fletcher?

  256. 1345: 
    CLOSE!- Sunderland 1-0 Newcastle

    Steven Fletcher is up for this one, he gets up above Davide Santon to meet a swirling cross from Andrea Dossena but just mistimes his jump and flicks the header wide of the post. Great intensity so far from the hosts.

  257. 1343: 
    Premier Leageu table

    Enjoy this one Sunderland fans - your side are off the bottom of the table as it stands...

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    Maaf Rahman: Sunderland aren't playing like a team that is bottom of the Premier League!

  259. 1340: 
    Sunderland 1-0 Newcastle

    Newcastle have scored more goals from outside the box than any other Premier League side and Yohan Cabaye knows it, taking aim from fully 30 yards to crack a shot over the top.

    That's the best opening for Newcastle in a scrappy opening 10 minutes. Loic Remy's not had a sniff.

  260. 1338: 
    Sunderland 1-0 Newcastle

    Gary's eyesight on the wane there, he needs a bigger TV.

    Newcastle have not got going at all yet, as Lee Cattermole sets the tone by crunching into his own team-mate to win the ball back for Sunderland.

  261. 1337:  
    MOTD presenter Gary LinekerSunderland 1-0 Newcastle

    "Is it my diminishing eyesight or is it somewhat difficult to discern, at a glance, which team is which?"

  262. 1337: 
    YELLOW CARD- Sunderland 1-0 Newcastle

    Steven Fletcher was booked for his celebrations and is then involved in an angry confrontation with Yohan Cabaye after the Frenchman clatters into him. Calm yourself Fletch, calm yourself...

  263. 1336:  
    Former Sunderland winger Kevin Kilbane at Stadium of LightSunderland 1-0 Newcastle

    "Newcastle were expecting the corner to be played into the box, but Adam Johnson put in a great ball from a short corner.

    "It was a well worked goal."

    Listen to updates from Sunderland v Newcastle on BBC Radio 5 live now.

  264. 1334: 
    GOAL- Sunderland 1-0 Newcastle - Steven Fletcher (5 mins)

    And there is the big start Sunderland wanted! It's an easy, easy goal too as Adam Johnson plays a short corner to Seb Larsson, gets the ball back and stands up a dinked cross to the back stick. Steven Fletcher climbs above Paul Dummett to head in!

    Great start for Gus Poyet's men.

    Fletcher scores
  265. 1334:  
    Former Sunderland winger Kevin Kilbane at Stadium of LightSunderland 0-0 Newcastle

    "Sunderland have set up an adventurous 4-4-2. Lee Cattermole has clattered into a Newcastle player already, and Sebastian Larsson has followed up with more pressing."

    Listen to updates from Sunderland v Newcastle on BBC Radio 5 live now.

  266. 1334: 
    Sunderland 0-0 Newcastle

    Seb Larsson puts in a fine cross on the run which lifts the home crowd, Sunderland looking for a big opening 10 minutes.

  267. 1333:  
    Former Newcastle midfielder Joey BartonSunderland 0-0 Newcastle

    "Coloccini out is massive. Clattermole/Tiote should keep fans and referee entertained. Key battle in middle of the park."

  268. 1333: 
    Sunderland 0-0 Newcastle

    The usual 100mph start to the derby as some swinging legs and arms fly into a few clumsy early tackles in the midfield. A swirling wind could cause some issues today as a crossfield pass drifts out of play. There's our first plastic bag as well, dancing in the wind in front of Tim Krul.

    It's like American Beauty...

  269. 1330: 
    KICK-OFF- Sunderland 0-0 Newcastle

    Our first game of the GMT era this season is under way. Lee Cattermole has not been booked yet...

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    Ugo T. Ibewuike: Last season, Brighton won every time when taking the lead and not once when going behind. Poyet needs to get first goal!

    Great stattage Ugo, great effort...

  271. 1325: 
    Sunderland v Newcastle (1330 GMT)

    Ride of the Valkyries booms out around the Stadium of Light as the players emerge from the tunnel. Can Gus Poyet 'do a Di Canio?'

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    Tom Harle: Remember Williamson's immaculate display at SOL last year before we rubbish him

  273. 1322: 
    LINE-UPS- Sunderland v Newcastle (1330 GMT)

    Sunderland: Westwood, Bardsley, O'Shea, Cuellar, Dossena, Larsson, Cattermole, Colback, Johnson, Altidore, Fletcher. Subs: Ki, Gardner, Celustka, Giaccherini, Mannone, Roberge, Borini.

    Newcastle: Krul, Debuchy, Williamson, Dummett, Santon, Sissoko, Tiote, Cabaye, Gouffran, Ben Arfa, Remy. Subs: Anita, Cisse, Haidara, Elliot, Shola Ameobi, Obertan, Sammy Ameobi.

    Referee: Lee Probert (Wiltshire)

  274. 1315: 

    Everyone's queuing up to dig out poor old Paul Dummett aren't they? Give the guy a break...

  275. 1312:  
    Former Sunderland winger Kevin Kilbane at Stadium of LightSunderland v Newcastle (1330 GMT)

    "The key for Sunderland is making the most of the adventurous 4-4-2 selected by Gus Poyet. Steven Fletcher and Jose Altidore must take advantage of playing against Paul Dummett.

    "There is less pressure on the away teams in this derby. Newcastle played very well at the Stadium of Light with 10 men last season."

    Listen to build-up to Sunderland v Newcastle on BBC Radio 5 live now.

  276. 1312: 
    Sunderland v Newcastle (1330 GMT)

    Twenty minutes until kick-off at the Stadium of Light then, Who is your money on?

  277. 1309: 

    Steve in Wales: Maybe the pope could wear the shirt and play up front. They need miracles!

  278. 1308: 
    Sunderland v Newcastle (1330 GMT)

    I've just seen two Sunderland fans in a full pantomime horse outfit. If they get into the ground wearing that I'll be amazed. A full-on Rentaghost effort...

  279. 1306: 
    WHAT THE MANAGERS SAY- Sunderland v Newcastle (1330 GMT)
    Gus Poyet

    Sunderland manager Gus Poyet: "It was a good week. We tried our best and did everything we could to get in a good position to win the game.

    "We need a little bit more power up front. Jozy Altidore has trained one and a half days this week and we needed to get him into the side.

    "The idea is to make sure we are good ourselves. This is a game I would like to play."

  280. 1305: 
    Corby town centre

    Corby. Daventry. Borehamwood.

    Just some of the glamorous towns in the hat for the first-round draw of this season's FA Cup, which comes up at 1335 GMT this afternoon.

    We'll bring you some choice cuts after all 80 balls have been pulled out of the hat...

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    Josh Davies: Mike Williamson and Paul Dummett has to be one of the worst central defensive pairings I've ever seen in the Premier League.

    James Donald: No Giaccherini in the squad, bold move. Sunderland's best player this season so far.

    David Ljunggren: Pardew drops Cisse to the bench again! There is hope

  282. 1257: 
    WHAT THE MANAGERS SAY- Sunderland v Newcastle (1330 GMT)
    Alan Pardew

    Newcastle manager Alan Pardew: "The last fixture between us, we came off a quarter-final Europa League game against Benfica and we were not really at it.

    "This time we are in good shape and there is no excuse. We are in good form and if we can win it springboards us up into the top half of the table.

    "The noises coming out of Sunderland are good for them. He (Poyet) has put a team out that will be quite direct. We have to be wary of that. For us, we just have to bring our best game and if we can do that I think we can win."

  283. 1253:  
    BBC Radio 5 live

    Alastair Yeomans and Kevin Kilbane are at the Stadium of Light from 1330 GMT to bring you updates from the Tyne-Wear, Wear-Tyne derby between Sunderland and Newcastle.

    At 1600 GMT, Alan Green, Mike Ingham and Pat Nevin will bring commentary of Chelsea's clash with Manchester City. You will also hear updates from Swansea v West Ham and Tottenham v Hull.

  284. 1252: 
    Sunderland v Newcastle (1330 GMT)

    Paul Dummett may be a Wales Under-21 international, but he does add some much-needed 'local boy' feel into the Newcastle side today. The 22-year-old defender scored against Liverpool last time out and starts alongside Mike Williamson in a re-jigged back four for the visitors.

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    Wayne Kavanagh: If Shola doesn't get some playing time it will be a total travesty. Toon for a comfortable win.

    Will Hackett: Newcastle are going to a smash it. Remy hat-trick, come on you Magpies!!!!

  286. 1246:  
    BBC Radio 5 live

    If you have a few spare minutes, here are the latest podcasts you can download from the BBC Radio 5 live website:

    606 phone-in

    Robbie Savage and Darren Fletcher debate whether it is ever justifiable to boo your own team and your players.

    Rugby League World Cup Day 1 Reviews

    George Riley and Jon Wells look back at thrilling opening day of the World Cup.

    Sports Report

    Get all the reaction from a full Saturday's football.

    5 live World Football Phone-In

    Tim Vickery, Mina Rzouki and Seth Bennett join Dotun to discuss the original 13 rules brought in by the FA 150 years ago.

    Fighting Talk

    Henning Wehn, Jim White, Justin Moorhouse and Kath Merry join Matt Johnson to try and win points for punditry.

  287. 1244: 

    Matt in Hull: Can you say it right please, it's the Wear-Tyne derby! Horses for courses!

  288. 1241: 
    Pope Francis

    It may sound like a rejected plotline from Father Ted, but Sunderland have called on the Pope for some divine intervention ahead of today's derby.

    Pope Francis was given a personalised Black Cats shirt by Father Marc Lyden-Smith, who is Sunderland's chaplain.

    Fr Lyden-Smith said: "We have 60 pilgrims from the North East in Rome at the moment visiting churches and shrines. As part of the pilgrimage we took part in the papal audience on Wednesday morning.

    "As chaplain, they asked if I could present him with a shirt that had his name on the back - Papa Francesco.

    "It was a bit of a miracle really. There were 120,000 people gathered in the square. We managed to get tickets up at the front and the pope was guided towards us."

    The home crowd will be hoping for more miracles today...

  289. 1240: 

    Derby day in Scotland too - if you class Partick Thistle v Celtic as a Glasgow derby that is.

    Our friends in Scotland do, and who are we to argue? Follow their live text commentary in a separate page here.

  290. 1238: 

    Tom: Backing Sunderland to grab an unlikely win today but ultimately they won't have enough to stay in the Premier League.

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    Aashay Knights: I feel another stressful day coming on. Need Ben Arfa, Cabaye and Remy on top form.

  292. 1236:  
    Former Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson on MOTD2 ExtraSunderland v Newcastle (1330 GMT)

    "Talk about a quick learning curve, Gus Poyet would have got that last weekend when losing 4-0 at Swansea.

    "You often learn more in heavy defeats, and he would have been looking for a reaction in training this week."

    Watch MOTD2 Extra on BBC Two and the BBC Sport website now. You can also listen to the show on BBC Radio 5 live.

  293. 1235: 

    Cheick Tiote and Lee Cattermole both start in midfield then. Who will be booked first? I'm going for the combustible Cattermole - by the 12th minute.

    What do you think?

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    Will Binks: Derby days are what we all look forward to, yet also entirely un-enjoyable.

    Hassan: Di Canio announced himself against Newcastle and Gus Poyet will do the same.

    Craig Cushing: Newcastle to be 4-0 up, then Shola to bag the 5th, then watch Pardew ruin his suit.

    BREAKING TEAM NEWS- Sunderland v Newcastle (1330 GMT)

    Sunderland manager Gus Poyet hands a start to ex-Liverpool left-back Andrea Dossena, while there's no Emanuele Giaccherini in the side.

    Newcastle hand a start to defender Paul Dummett, with derby day specialist Shola Ameobi only on the bench along with his brother Sammy.

    Sunderland XI: Westwood, Bardsley, Dossena, O'Shea, Cuellar, Cattermole, Colback, Larsson, Johnson, Altidore, Fletcher.

    Newcastle XI: Krul; Debuchy, Williamson, Dummett, Santon; Sissoko, Tiote, Cabaye; Gouffran, Ben Arfa, Remy

  296. 1230: 

    I always thought that given enough time, flares would come back into fashion.

    Unfortunately, it's flares of the pyrotechnic type, not dancefloors, which are back in vogue.

    Last weekend a linesman was hit by one at Villa Park, and special 'Pyro' dogs are working at the north-east derby to quite literally sniff out any trouble today.

    Let's keep the fireworks on the pitch eh?

  297. 1227: 

    I hope you all enjoyed your extra hour in bed/the pub this morning? Good stuff.

    The clocks have indeed gone back an hour, which makes me wonder if today's derby should have actually kicked off at 12:30?

    We are now into GMT of course, not BST - but bear with me if I mention BST at least two or three times today. It normally takes me a few months to get the change out of my system.

  298. 1227:  
    Former Sunderland winger Kevin Kilbane on MOTD2 ExtraSunderland v Newcastle (1330 GMT)

    "This is a game-changer for Sunderland. They need this to turn their season around.

    "As soon as they concede, Sunderland have not been able to stop teams scoring again."

    Watch MOTD2 Extra on BBC Two and the BBC Sport website now. You can also listen to the show on BBC Radio 5 live.

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    Felix Thompson: We've had the warm up gig at the Nou Camp, now for the headline derby. Come on the Toon.

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    Premier League table

    The Premier League table makes grim reading for Sunderland fans right now. One solitary point from eight games so far, there's just no good way of looking at that is there?

    But - but - a win today and the whole fanbase will be lifted. There's no tonic like beating your rivals, after all...

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As It Stood Table

Last updated 27 Oct 2013 UK

Barclays Premier League summary table; it charts each team by position, team name, games played, total goal difference and points
Position Team Played Goal Difference Points
No movement 1 Arsenal 9 11 22
Moving up 2 Chelsea 9 10 20
Moving down 3 Liverpool 9 9 20
Moving up 4 Tottenham 9 4 19
Moving down 5 Southampton 9 7 18
Moving down 6 Everton 9 4 18
Moving down 7 Man City 9 10 16
No movement 8 Man Utd 9 2 14
Moving up 9 Swansea 9 1 11
Moving down 10 Hull 9 -3 11
Moving down 11 Newcastle 9 -4 11
No movement 12 West Brom 9 -2 10
No movement 13 Aston Villa 9 -3 10
No movement 14 Fulham 9 -3 10
Moving up 15 West Ham 9 0 9
Moving down 16 Cardiff 9 -5 9
No movement 17 Stoke 9 -4 8
No movement 18 Norwich 9 -7 8
Moving up 19 Sunderland 9 -14 4
Moving down 20 Crystal Palace 9 -13 3

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