Saturday football: Premier League goals and score updates

Text commentary as Newcastle beat West Brom in the Premier League after leaders Arsenal win at Cardiff and West Ham beat Fulham.

30 November 2013 Last updated at 11:44 GMT

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  1. 1931: 

    We don't have to wait long to test how unstoppable this Newcastle side are, as they face Swansea on Wednesday.

    There's a full Premier League programme this midweek if you weren't aware so there will be plenty of action to keep across.

    Before that though there's the small matter of Sunday's action. Join us tomorrow for Tottenham v Man United, Hull v Liverpool, Chelsea v Southampton and Man City v Swansea.

    I'll see you all there.

  2. 1930:  
    MOTD's Steve Bower at St James' ParkFULL-TIME- Newcastle 2-1 West Brom

    "That's four straight wins for Newcastle United and 16 points from the last 21. Moussa Sissoko's stunning strike made sure of the points bit that is only Steve Clarke and West Brom's fourth defeat of the season. There's just no stopping Newcastle United at the moment."

  3. 1926: 
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    James Reid: Newcastle starting to put together a good bit of form. Top-10 finish.

  4. 1926: 
    FULL-TIME- Newcastle 2-1 West Brom

    Newcastle win again! They have seen it out.

  5. 1925: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Newcastle 2-1 West Brom

    Newcastle make a change right at the end as match-winner Moussa Sissoko is replaced by Papiss Cisse, who banks the easiest win bonus he ever will.

  6. 1923: 
    PENALTY APPEAL- Newcastle 2-1 West Brom

    Newcastle then should have a penalty on the counter! Billy Jones blocks a Yohan Cabaye shot with his arms up in front of his face but they only get a corner. That may be good enough though.

  7. 1922: 
    CLOSE!- Newcastle 2-1 West Brom

    Mike Williamson with a big defensive header but he nearly puts it in his own net! Just past the post...

  8. 1922: 
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    Rian Hoskins: Fulham should give Jol two more games and if he doesn't pick up at least three points from that, his time could be up.

    Hey Lul David: How on earth have the Fulham board allowed Martin Jol to run the team into the ground for a year now? Soon will be too late!

  9. 1920: 
    CLOSE!- Newcastle 2-1 West Brom

    The first free-kick is cleared but when Gareth McAuley swings it back in Victor Anichebe flicks a header wide from 12 yards out.

    There will be four minutes of stoppage-time added on...

  10. 1919: 
    Newcastle 2-1 West Brom

    Shane Long wins a free-kick in a dangerous area...

  11. 1917: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Newcastle 2-1 West Brom

    Six up front for West Brom in the dying stages - and here comes Zoltan Gera for his first appearance since January.

  12. 1916: 
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    Hugh Dickinson: For a man who has been "under pressure" since the start of the season, Alan Pardew hasn't done a bad job.

  13. 1915: 
    FINAL FIVE- Newcastle 2-1 West Brom

    Into the last five minutes. West Brom have drawn their last two games 2-2...

  14. 1913: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Newcastle 2-1 West Brom

    This is what you call 'seeing it out.'

    Alan Pardew withdraws Loic Remy and brings on Vurnon Anita for the last seven minutes.

  15. 1910: 
    Newcastle 2-1 West Brom

    Saido Berahino hits a free-kick into the wall after Billy Jones and Youssouf Mulumbu had put in good work, and it's the visitors who are ending strongly now, into the last 10 minutes.

    Is Moussa Sissoko's screamer going to be the winner?

  16. 1910: 
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    Martyn Atkins: Fulham need a fit Hangeland and Diarra, not a change of manager. Jol isn't Lawrie Sanchez - get behind him.

    Crobs: Wasn't Pardew favourite to get sacked about a month or two ago? This could be Fulham in two months if they stick with Jol...

  17. 1906: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Newcastle 2-1 West Brom

    Double change for West Brom with 15 minutes left. It's Victor Anichebbe and Saido Berahino on in place of Chris Brunt and Stephane Sessegnon.

    Can the changes do the business?

  18. 1905: 
    CLOSE!- Newcastle 2-1 West Brom

    Brain fade from Boaz Myhill as the West Brom keeper throws the ball straight to Yohan Cabaye 35 yards out, Cabaye takes it on the bounce and shoots but it's right at Myhill who holds on.

  19. 1905: 
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    Peter Klein: Remy has really shown what he's got over the last month or so. If he keeps it up expect the big clubs to come knocking.

  20. 1904: 

    Barnsley have now confirmed that they have sacked Dave Flitcroft.

    A statement says: "Barnsley Football Club can confirm First Team Manager David Flitcroft has been relieved of his position at the Football Club.

    "Technical Coach Martin Scott and Strength and Conditioning Coach Guy Proctor have also parted company with the Club.

    "Assistant Manager Micky Mellon has been placed in caretaker charge of first team affairs, assisted by Development Coach Paul Heckingbottom in the meantime."

  21. 1902: 
    PENALTY APPEAL- Newcastle 2-1 West Brom

    Anyway, we digress. There are 20 minutes left for West Brom to get back into the game but it's Newcastle who continue to look comfortable. Shola Ameobi wants a penalty for handball against Billy Jones but nothing doing.

  22. 1901: 
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    Kahill: Who said Ameobi was poor for this Newcastle team? His link up play, especially with Remy, is immense.

  23. 1859: 
    Newcastle 2-1 West Brom

    An 'Englishman' has not scored in the Premier League for Newcastle in the calendar year of 2013. The last was James Perch on Boxing Day!

    Paul Dummett is a Wales international technically, and Shola Ameobi a Nigeria international, so Perch is the last 'English' player. They could become the third Premier League team to go a whole year without a goal from an Englishman after Arsenal (in 2006 and 2007), and Fulham (in 2001).

  24. 1856: 
    Newcastle 2-1 West Brom

    Newcastle's French brigade have now scored 18 of their 19 Premier League goals this season. Remarkable.

    Paul Dummett is of course the other man to net for the Magpies this season. A feat worthy of a new contract.

  25. 1854: 
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    Femi Oyedola: THAT was majestic from Sissoko.

  26. 1853: 
    CLOSE!- Newcastle 2-1 West Brom

    Shoot on sight from Newcastle now and why not? Loic Remy collects another smart lay-off from Shola Ameobi but blasts his shot over the top. The dull first-half is but a memory now.

  27. 1852: 

    Neil Thompson: Re Oliver Shallcross at 1839 - Anyone, I think Donald Duck could do a better job than Martin Jol at the minute.

  28. 1849: 
    Newcastle 2-1 West Brom

    Rarely has a goal been so out of context. Newcastle had made a bad start to the second half, there had barely been a quality moment in the match and then Newcastle's number seven goes and serves up a platter from the top, top drawer.

    Who knows what is possible now.

  29. 1849: 
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    Chris Chambers: WHAT A SCORCHER

  30. 1846: 
    GOAL- Newcastle 2-1 West Brom - Moussa Sissoko (57 mins)

    Newcastle rocking?

    Make that St James' Park rocking! Moussa Sissoko collects Loic Remy's lay-off 25 yards from goal and sends a swerving piledriver high into the top corner. You just do not save those and Sissoko's goal drought is quenched in style...

  31. 1845: 
    Newcastle 1-1 West Brom

    And West Brom almost take the lead! Jonas Olsson heads down a corner for Shane Long, but he can't steer it in on the bounce. Newcastle rocking.

  32. 1842: 
    GOAL- Newcastle 1-1 West Brom - Chris Brunt (53 mins)

    And West Brom do have a goal! Morgan Amalfitano starts it by keeping a lost cause in play on the right, he then crosses in, Shane Long can't get a telling connection but the ball pops out to skipper Chris Brunt at the back post. The angle is tight but Brunt elects for pure power, smashing a shot high into the roof of the net. Wonderful connection!

  33. 1841: 
    Newcastle 1-0 West Brom

    The exciting start to the second period continues as Shane Long carries the ball downfield for West Brom, taking three men out of the game. His pass to the overlapping Morgan Amalfitano is spot on, but the winger can't quite connect with Long or Stephane Sessegnon back in the middle.

    Loic Remy then can't quite wriggle free at the other end. Attack after attack...

  34. 1840: 

    Attacking with logic there Oliver? An interesting take...

  35. 1839: 
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    Oliver Shallcross: I've said this before but can people actually name candidates to replace Jol rather than shout "Jol out!" constantly?

  36. 1838: 
    CLOSE!- Newcastle 1-0 West Brom

    Shola Ameobi with a peach of a through-ball, perfectly weighted for strike partner Loic Remy, Boaz Myhill makes himself big and Remy can't quite get round the keeper. Almost the perfect start for the hosts.

  37. 1836: 
    KICK-OFF- Newcastle 1-0 West Brom

    Newcastle get us back under way.

  38. 1834: 
    BALEWATCH- Real Madrid v Real Valladolid (1900 GMT)

    Gareth Bale is in the Real Madrid side this evening as the whites look to cope without Cristiano Ronaldo.

    Will Gareth keep on scoring? Read the separate European live text to find out.

  39. 1832: 
    THE LONG GAME- Newcastle 1-0 West Brom
    Shane Long

    West Brom's Shane Long was in deadly form against Aston Villa on Monday night, scoring twice in the opening stages and proving a handful all evening.

    But as this touch graphic shows he didn't touch the ball inside the Newcastle area in that first half. He had more touches inside his own area in fact.

  40. 1830: 
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    Anurag Bhide: After last season, Newcastle's previous fifth place seemed to be an aberration. Now the 16th spot looks more like the aberration.

  41. 1829: 

    Portsmouth have made an official approach for Oxford United manager Chris Wilder, reports BBC Radio Oxford.

    Pompey sacked Guy Whittingham on Monday after just over one year as boss.

    League Two leaders Oxford's chairman Ian Lenagan would not confirm if Portsmouth had made an official approach, but said he was not concerned by any interest in Wilder.

    "One club, who are a failing club, comes in for him. That tells you he is doing a great job," Lenagan said

  42. 1823: 
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    Bob: Too many West Brom players giving the ball away trying to make passes they are not good enough to make!

  43. 1823:  
    MOTD's Steve Bower at St James' ParkHALF-TIME- Newcastle 1-0 West Brom

    "Newcastle and Alan Pardew are looking for their fourth successive win and they are ahead here, it's been a scrappy game so far and just the one goal separates the two sides."

  44. 1821: 
    Premier League

    Newcastle are up to fifth as it stands. As opening thirds of the season go, it's a pretty good one.

  45. 1820: 
    HALF-TIME- Newcastle 1-0 West Brom
  46. 1817: 
    Yoan Gouffran

    Tommy B in London: The Gouf, The Gouf, The Gouf is on fire!

  47. 1816: 
    Newcastle 1-0 West Brom

    Loic Remy sucks Jonas Olsson in with a clever half-turn and Olsson then tugs the Frenchman back - no foul given though!

  48. 1814: 
    Newcastle 1-0 West Brom

    Loic Remy's first touch is superb to kill long pass forward, but his shot is then very tame. Almost half-time.

  49. 1812: 

    BBC Radio Sheffield's sports editor Paul Walker reports that Barnsley have sacked manager David Flitcroft.

    Is that the first of a few this evening?

  50. 1810: 
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    Ashley Williams: For someone wanting to play in a better team Mulumbu's challenge on Gouffran was pathetic.

    Tom Woodcock: Two years since Newcastle score from a corner and they score two in two games.

    Callum: Whatever you say about Pardew he does have the best goal celebration for a manager - the prolonged fist pump.

  51. 1809: 
    Newcastle 1-0 West Brom

    Shane Long drops deep and almost finds Morgan Amalfitano as West Brom seek an instant response to falling behind but he can't connect. Can Albion do anything about this? They've been terribly flat so far.

  52. 1805: 
    GOAL- Newcastle 1-0 West Brom - Yoan Gouffran (36 mins)

    Yes they can! Newcastle score a really soft goal but they won't care, as Yoan Gouffran scores for the third home game in a row. Yohan Cabaye floats in a corner, Boaz Myhill's punch doesn't go anywhere and Gouffran is able to back-head the ball over the line.

  53. 1805: 
    Newcastle 0-0 West Brom

    Davide Santon twice gets clear in the left-back slot but has no left foot and has to check inside, killing the momentum. On the second occasion he shoots and wins a corner though. Can they force an effort from the set-piece?

  54. 1801: 
    YELLOW CARD- Newcastle 0-0 West Brom

    Cheick Tiote is booked - for the fifth time this season and the 33rd time in a Newcastle shirt - and he will now miss the game at Swansea on Wednesday.

    Tiote appeals to referee Phil Dowd, who simply points out the location of Tiote's five previous fouls...

  55. 1801: 
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    David Ljunggren: Shola Ameobi is not good enough to be starting games for Newcastle. And yet Pardew persists in playing him. Most frustrating.

    Felix Thompson: It has been years, but for the first time since under Sir Bobby Robson, we're playing good football.

  56. 1800: 
    YELLOW CARD- Newcastle 0-0 West Brom

    Are you still with me? Bit of a snoozefest at St James'. Chris Brunt has been booked for tugging Moussa Sissoko's shirt and, er, that's about it.

  57. 1759: 
    Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey after his goalscoring return to CardiffCardiff 0-3 Arsenal

    "The fans were incredible today, really appreciate it. Very special to play in Cardiff again, proud day."

  58. 1759:  
    Reading striker Jason Roberts on Final ScoreEverton 4-0 Stoke

    "I played for Mark Hughes and I can tell you that paint would have been coming off the walls in the Stoke dressing room. He demands effort and he did not get that today against Everton."

  59. 1754: 
    PLAYER REACTION- Cardiff 0-3 Arsenal
    Aaron Ramsey

    Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey: "I managed to get some sleep last night - it was an exciting time for me and my family to come back here and play. It was a great day and one I'm going to remember. The ball came in and I thought 'why not head it?' and luckily it went in.

    "I'm really pleased with the way the fans reacted. I've got a lot of respect for them. This is where I started off in my career and they realised I needed to make the next step. They were really respectful and I gave them my respect too by not celebrating.

    "I hope I put on a performance for them. This is where I started my career and everything began, and hopefully they've seen the player they produced today.

    "I'm sure Cardiff will have enough to stay up this season and hopefully they do."

  60. 1753: 
    Newcastle 0-0 West Brom

    Loic Remy's pace in behind is a real weapon for Newcastle. He spins in cleverly away once more to latch onto a ball knocked over the top but his cross fails to find a team-mate.

    It's not quite there yet - both teams need to raise the tempo.

  61. 1752: 
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    Max Young: Looks like there's a new Gerard in Merseyside.

  62. 1750:  
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  63. 1748: 
    CLOSE!- Newcastle 0-0 West Brom

    Stephane Sessegnon is tackled by his own team-mate and Newcastle look to counter at pace, Yohan Cabaye floats a cross in from the right and Loic Remy sees his header cannon wide off the shoulder of Billy Jones.

    Newcastle almost in from the following corner but Jones again makes the clearance.

  64. 1747: 
    PLAYER REACTION- West Ham 3-0 Fulham

    Fulham captain and former West Ham midfielder Scott Parker, asked if enough of his Cottagers team-mates are willing to stand up and be counted when things get tough: "I think they are. The manager takes all the flak really but, ultimately, the players need to take massive responsibility.

    "He is the one that picks us and we are the ones who go out there. It is not nice being down at the bottom of the table and obviously confidence is low but I don't think it is a fact that the players are not willing to put in the hard work, because we are.

    "We are trying everything we possibly can to turn the corner and hopefully we can do that."

  65. 1745: 

    You're not missing anything Tom - Nick at 1737 got a bit ahead of himself there.

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    Tom in Brighton (and others): Am I missing something? As far as I can tell, the highest Newcastle can be tonight is 5th.

  67. 1743: 
    Newcastle 0-0 West Brom

    Both sets of supporters contribute to a minute's applause in the 11th minute to mark the two-year anniversary of the death of Gary Speed. Superb rendition.

    Yohan Cabaye then gets the home crowd going again with a rasping shot from 30 yards but his radar is off, the shot sailing wide.

  68. 1741: 
    Newcastle 0-0 West Brom

    These half five kick-offs tend to be a bit slow to get going don't they? It's the same story here with nothing much to write home about so far.

  69. 1739: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Norwich 1-0 Crystal Palace
    Tony Pulis

    Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis tells BBC Sport: "I thought we did really well. Norwich were the better team for the first 20 minutes and I'm really disappointed we didn't get the breaks.

    "I've only had a week with the lads and they have bought into what we're trying to do. You need a bit of quality and you need the Premier League experience especially when you are on top for so long in the second half. We will try and make one or two changes if we can in the window.

    "We need someone who can turn the tide."

  70. 1737: 
    Newcastle 0-0 West Brom

    Gareth McAuley is fine now which is good to see. Shola Ameobi wins a header well for Newcastle but Loic Remy then shanks a pass out of play sloppily. It's a slowish start in the north east.

  71. 1737: 
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    Nick Aldridge: So if Newcastle win by 12 goals they go second...

  72. 1735: 
    MANAGER REACTION- West Ham 3-0 Fulham
    Sam Allardyce

    West Ham boss Sam Allardyce: "It was a big win for us. The pressure is always on when you don't get results and slide towards the bottom three. When you come up against your nearest rivals in the table, with both sides on 10 points, it is a six-pointer so putting three points between us and Fulham is obviously a very healthy situation for us.

    "I always believed if we created chances we would score goals and we did that today."

  73. 1735: 
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    Sola Onanusi: If Martin Jol is eventually fired, he should just retire from management.

  74. 1734: 
    Newcastle 0-0 West Brom

    Gareth McAuley wins a header from a corner but is then down with a head injury after clashing with Shola Ameobi. The big man is soon back on his feet though and looks fine to continue.

  75. 1734: 
    MANAGER REACTION- West Ham 3-0 Fulham

    Fulham manager Martin Jol: "We needed a result in the situation we were in and the same applied for West Ham. They tried to put pressure on us in the first half with the long ball and we coped with that. We had a strategy for Adel Taarabt to exploit the space behind their midfield and he did well. But to come out and concede a goal at the start of the second half really killed us.

    On his future as Fulham boss: "It is part of my job to deal with pressure. It is not that I am not used to it, but you have to keep your head cool, that is for certain."

  76. 1732: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Newcastle 0-0 West Brom

    It doesn't seem long ago that Alan Pardew was under pressure but Newcastle can go fifth with a big win now, such is the fickle, mad world of the Premier League.

    Chris Brunt has the first dig of the night, whistling in a free-kick from 35 yards which forces Tim Krul to make the save.

  77. 1730: 
    KICK-OFF- Newcastle 0-0 West Brom

    West Brom kick off and we are under way in the late game. For those of you reading in black and white, West Brom are in red tonight.

  78. 1727: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Everton 4-0 Stoke
    Mark hughes

    Stoke manager Mark Hughes: "If we are honest with ourselves Everton were better, they had more options, were more dynamic and had more pace but we have to pick ourselves up for Wednesday [against Cardiff]. We have to do better then.

    "We were disappointed with what we produced. With a minute to go to half-time we should see the half out and to concede either side of half-time knocked the stuffing out of us. The last two Everton goals were a case of us chasing the game."

  79. 1726: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Norwich 1-0 Crystal Palace

    Norwich manager Chris Hughton tells BBC Sport: "It is a big win and there is certainly a better feeling going into Wednesday's game at Liverpool. We just have to make sure we have more of them.

    "Tony [Pulis] has set Crystal Palace up to be very difficult to beat and they will cause teams a lot of problems. I thought we defended well and restricted them to minimal chances."

  80. 1725: 
    Newcastle v West Brom (1730 GMT)

    Here come the two sides at St James' - time to fire up the Mark Knopfler and let's hope for another cracker. West Brom were extremely entertaining on Monday night as Shane Long finished like Dennis Bergkamp and Kenny Dalglish (according to Jamie Carragher) before folding after the break and letting Villa back into it.

    Which half will we see today?

  81. 1723: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Cardiff 0-3 Arsenal
    Aaron Ramsey

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger: "It shows you how much Aaron Ramsey has improved. We came here two or three years ago and he had a nightmare here in a cup game, which shows you how much improved he is as a player.

    "You are always torn between being happy to score and happy you can win the game, but out of respect for the club where he was educated he didn't celebrate. It was a very solid defensive performance that was needed against Cardiff. When you play first [before your rivals] you can only do your job and see what happens after. But if you do your job well you can relax."

  82. 1722: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Aston Villa 0-0 Sunderland

    Sunderland manager Gus Poyet: "It is a good point for different reasons. We performed for 90 minutes, we made it difficult for Villa and created chances. We are keeping on growing.

    "We had a miss from two yards and hit the crossbar. Sometimes you have to understand when you are at the bottom that things don't go for you.

    "I think we deserve it (the win). The players were believing. We didn't get the three points but it is a step in the right direction. The idea is to maintain this level and I am sure we are going to be alright."

  83. 1721: 
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    Edwin Jabbari: Where are all those who were saying that we don't need a player like Ozil and that Flamini was past it? Top of the league!

  84. 1720: 
    LINE-UPS- Newcastle v West Brom (1730 GMT)

    Newcastle: Krul, Debuchy, Williamson, Coloccini, Santon, Sissoko, Tiote, Cabaye, Gouffran, Shola Ameobi, Remy. Subs: Anita, Cisse, Ben Arfa, Yanga-Mbiwa, Elliot, Obertan, Sammy Ameobi.

    West Brom: Myhill, Billy Jones, McAuley, Olsson, Ridgewell, Morrison, Mulumbu, Amalfitano, Sessegnon, Brunt, Long. Subs: Popov, Yacob, Lugano, Anichebe, Daniels, Gera, Berahino.

    Referee: Phil Dowd (Staffordshire)

  85. 1719: 
    Newcastle v West Brom (1730 GMT)

    The Harlem Globetrotters are on the pitch at St James' - some serious showboating on display. Just wait until Loic Remy gets on the ball.

  86. 1718: 

    Paul from London: Arsenal are like the marathon runner who has opened up an early lead but no one else is too worried. The big hitters are back in the pack and when it gets to the crunch will overtake like it was never in doubt.

    Ralph from North London: Arsenal, top of the table, seven points clear, with Walcott, Podolski and Ox fully fit in the second half of the season. Frightening.

  87. 1716: 
    DECEPTIVE DEULOFEU- Everton 4-0 Stoke
    Gerard Deulofeu

    This is where Everton's number 10 Gerard Deulofeu touched the ball against Stoke today. Good luck marking that.

  88. 1715: 
    West Ham 3-0 Fulham

    Martin Jol says that his side 'played well in training.'...

  89. 1714: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Everton 4-0 Stoke

    Everton boss Roberto Martinez on on-loan striker Romelu Lukaku after Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho said he didn't know why the Belgian went to Everton: "You are always going to get situations like that. When a player is on loan, there is always communication between the players and the clubs but it doesn't matter what happens in the press, he is focused.

    "He was a presence for us throughout the game."

  90. 1712: 
    West Ham 3-0 Fulham

    Statisticians Opta: 0 - Fulham didn't manage a single shot on target against West Ham United today. Woes.

  91. 1711: 

    Leicester City move top of the Championship after they beat Millwall 3-0 and both Burnley and QPR slipped up on their travels. Burnley were beaten 2-1 at Huddersfield while Rangers were on the end of a surprise 2-1 defeat at Doncaster Rovers.

    Blackpool keep up the pressure on the leaders with their 2-0 win over Sheffield Wednesday, while the pressure is also on Wednesday boss Dave Jones after they suffered their seventh defeat of the season and sit second from bottom.

    Yeovil moved off the bottom with a 2-0 win at Watford and Barnsley now prop up the rest of the teams after they were beaten 3-0 at home by Birmingham.

  92. 1710: 

    Ah yes, Leicester, the model of stability with their seven managers in the last six years...

  93. 1710: 
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    Siji Onabanjo: Fulham should stick with Jol. Stability is key, just look at Leicester City. Stuck with Pearson and same squad as last season.

  94. 1709: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Everton 4-0 Stoke
    Gerard Deulofeu

    Everton boss Roberto Martinez on Gerard Deulofeu: "It was the most satisfying individual performance that we had because he had to wait for so long to get his chance."

  95. 1707: 

    Wolves remain top of League One despite being beaten 1-0 at Peterborough United, who end a run of five successive league defeats. They are level though with Leyton Orient who scored late to secure a point at home to Sheffield United, while Preston remain third after they beat struggling Bristol City, who sacked Sean O'Driscoll in midweek, 1-0. City remain 23rd, while Notts County stay rock-bottom after they were beaten 1-0 at home by Brentford.

  96. 1706: 
    Premier League

    Into the top four in style - Everton, led by the jinking feet of Gerard Deulofeu, are up to fourth after that fine 4-0 win against Stoke.

  97. 1705: 

    Andy in Gloucester: Stoke chairman Mr Coates, give us a early Xmas present, and get rid of Mark Hughes please.

  98. 1703: 

    Let's pick the bones out of that one then.

    Arsenal stepping up their claims to be title contenders? Everton playing some silky. silky stuff but how lame were Stoke?

    Was a win about right for Norwich? Could that end up being a good point for Sunderland? And should Big Sam have started the two Coles and Ravel?

    Let us know. You can text us to 81111, or tweet us at #bbcfootball.

  99. 1701: 
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    Martin Jol

    Mic Pringle: If Martin Jol has any respect at all for the club and it's fans, he'd resign immediately!

    Myles: Martin Jol is in trouble.

    Louis Perl: Bye bye Martin!

  100. 1701: 

    Southend United missed the chance to go top of the League Two table after conceding an injury-time penalty against Cheltenham. Matt Richards converted to cancel out Kevan Hurst's first half goal. Oxford remain top despite needing a late goal to grab a point at Fleetwood. Stephen Schumacher had given the home side the lead but Dave Kitson grabbed a point with a goal in the 89th minute. Scunthorpe's 3-1 win over Torquay moves them up to fourth in the table whole the Gulls slip to bottom of the table courtesy of Northampton's 1-0 win over Accrington.

  101. 1701: 
    Newcastle v West Brom (1730 GMT)

    Newcastle right-back Mathieu Debuchy returns to the side after suspension, while Shola Ameobi keeps his place up front.

    West Brom have Zoltan Gera in their squad for the first tmie since January. He's on the bench after a lengthy injury.

    Newcastle XI: Krul; Debuchy, Williamson, Coloccini, Santon; Sissoko, Tiote, Cabaye, Gouffran; Shola Ameobi, Remy.

    West Brom XI: Myhill, Jones, McAuley, Olsson, Ridgewell, Morrison, Mulumbu, Amalfitano, Sessegnon, Brunt, Long.

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    Ade Olejabi: What the Manchester clubs couldn't do... Made easy by Arsenal. Well done boys.

  103. 1657: 
    Premier League table

    I said way back before noon that wins in the games at Upton Park and Carrow Road would make a huge difference at the foot of the table and they certainly have.

    Palace go back to the bottom, Fulham remain in the mire and West ham and Norwich are suddenly sailing free.

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    Josh from Kent: Six assists from Ozil - most in the league, and yet people still criticise him?

  105. 1654: 

    That Aaron Ramsey goal and celebration was quite special. You never had any doubt that he was going to net, he is on fire in front of goal right now. Arsenal for the league title?

  106. 1654: 
    FULL-TIME- Cardiff 0-3 Arsenal
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    Zachary: I think its time that people started to take Arsenal seriously this year.

  108. 1653:  
    MOTD presenter Gary LinekerCardiff 0-3 Arsenal

    "Arsenal go seven points clear at the top of the Premier League. Wenger Out... Of this world."

  109. 1651: 
    FULL-TIME- Aston Villa 0-0 Sunderland
  110. 1651: 
    FULL-TIME- Norwich 1-0 Crystal Palace
  111. 1651: 
    FULL-TIME- Everton 4-0 Stoke
  112. 1651: 
    GOAL- Cardiff 0-3 Arsenal - Aaron Ramsey (90 mins)

    What scenes. Theo Walcott breaks away on the counter, lays it back for Aaron Ramsey who hammers a shot into the top corner. The Cardiff crowd serenade him 'there's only one Aaron Ramsey' and he responds with the Cardiff 'Ayatollah' celebration. A love-in.

  113. 1650: 
    FULL-TIME- West Ham 3-0 Fulham
  114. 1650: 
    Norwich 1-0 Crystal Palace

    Huge bundle in the penalty area as Norwich just about clear...

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    Phil Broeders: If Martin Jol survives this weekend I'll eat someone else's hat, never mind my own. They have been woeful all season.

  116. 1650: 

    Danny Ings has given Burnley hope at Huddersfield with his 15th goal of the season, they now trail 2-1 with six minutes remaining. Elsewhere Middlesbrough have broken the deadlock at home to Bolton from the penalty spot. Marvin Emnes was bought down by Tim Ream and Grant Leadbitter made no mistake, at the other end Bolton missed a spot kick of their own.

  117. 1649: 

    It's now or never Palace...

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    Sham Gallagher: Flamini stepped up and scored. Absolute screamer. Seven points clear they will go. Wow.

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    Statisticians Opta: 6 - Mesut Ozil has now made more assists than any other Premier League player this season. Mercurial.

  120. 1646: 
    GOAL- West Ham 3-0 Fulham - Joe Cole (89 mins)

    Another substitute called Cole buries the knife a bit deeper into Martin Jol's back. Ravel Morrison weaves in from the right and tees up the former England man Joe Cole, who hammers home unerringly from 15 yards.

    Jol holds his head in his hands, wiping his eyes as if to erase the images burned into his retinas.

  121. 1644: 
    GOAL- Cardiff 0-2 Arsenal - Mathieu Flamini (86 mins)

    Great pass! Great goal! It's not what he was brought on to do but Mathieu Flamini has wrapped this one up and sent Arsenal seven points clear. Mesut Ozil was the architect again, picking out the Frenchman to thrash in from 10 yards.

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    Peterborough have broken the deadlock at home to Wolves, with Michael Bostwick giving them a 1-0 lead over the league leaders. Rotherham have added a fourth at home to Gillingham and now lead 4-1 while Leyton Orient have equalised at home to Sheffield United, Dean Cox cancelling out Conor Coady's opener. Coventry have also drawn level at MK Dons thanks to Chris Dagnall who only joined the club on loan from Barnsley in midweek.

  123. 1643:  
    Reading striker Jason Roberts on Final ScoreWest Ham 2-0 Fulham

    "With a striker's hat on, there are certain clubs you find yourself scoring against. You do not know why, even if the personnel changes you find the back of the net.

    "Sam Allardyce would have known that statistic, and he has decided to throw Carlton Cole on as a substitute and he has been rewarded."

    Watch Final Score on BBC One, the Red Button and BBC Sport website now.

  124. 1641: 
    West Ham 2-0 Fulham

    That's what happens when you play a striker with your wingers. Carlton Cole's first goal in almost a year and his seventh in his last six against the Cottagers. Game over now surely, and more pressure heading Martin Jol's way.

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    Fqiren: Flamini. Time to roll up your sleeves and get some hard work done to protect this lead.

  126. 1639: 
    GOAL- West Ham 2-0 Fulham - Carlton Cole (82 mins)

    Carlton! The big man scores with his very first touch, arriving as a substitute and then sliding in unmarked to steer in Stewart Downing's superb low cross. Carlton Cole - he scores goals (against Fulham).

  127. 1638: 
    CLOSE!- West Ham 1-0 Fulham

    A ruck turns into a maul as West Ham move their pack forwards, and it pops out to Ravel Morrison, who shoots wide! Big chance!

  128. 1638: 

    Into the last 10 minutes...

  129. 1637: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Cardiff 0-1 Arsenal

    Mathieu Flamini is on for Arsenal, and he has his long sleeves rolled up...

  130. 1637:  
    Reading striker Jason Roberts on Final ScoreEverton 4-0 Stoke

    "It has the potential to be embarrassing for Jose Mourinho, does Romelu Lukaku's form on loan. He should be playing for Chelsea - he can lead the line and score goals."

    Watch Final Score on the Red Button and BBC Sport website now.

  131. 1636: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Norwich 1-0 Crystal Palace

    Sometimes having a whinge in the press does work - Luciano Becchio is on for his first taste of Premier League action all season for Norwich.

  132. 1634: 
    GOAL- Everton 4-0 Stoke - Romelu Lukaku (79 mins)

    He's been pretty quiet today but Romelu Lukaku has his goal after more great work down the left from Bryan Oviedo. The Costa Rican squares one on a plate for the big Belgian and he doesn't miss those, poking in from four yards out. It's like David Moyes never left Goodison isn't it?

  133. 1634: 
    SUBSTITUTION- West Ham 1-0 Fulham

    Ravel-on, it's a crazy feeling...

    Ravel Morrison on for Kevin Nolan, popular substitute that around Upton Park.

  134. 1632: 
    Cardiff 0-1 Arsenal

    It is Stephan, it is. Arsenal look like they know what they are doing but a one-goal lead is never enough.

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    Stephan Rasp: This Arsenal game is tense.

  136. 1631: 
    PENALTY APPEAL- Everton 3-0 Stoke

    Everton want a penalty as Geoff Cameron blocks a cross with his arm - but referee Michael Jones waves them away. ANd tells them to stop being so greedy at 3-0 up...

  137. 1630: 

    Bury are back in front at Exeter after Nathan Cameron scored only his third goal for the club while Morecambe are level at Mansfield after Jack Redshaw cancelled out the Stags' opening goal. Elsewhere things have gone from bad to worse for Alan Knilll, whose Torquay side now trail 3-0 at Scunthorpe and, with Northampton leading Accrington 1-0, they could drop to the bottom of the League Two table.

  138. 1628: 
    CLOSE!- Norwich 1-0 Crystal Palace

    Time is starting to run out for Palace boss Tony Pulis at Carrow Road but the Eagles are getting closer and closer to an equaliser.

    A fine move sees Barry Bannan play in Dean Moxey, who whips in a low cross which Norwich defender Sebastien Bassong slices over his own bar. Very close.

  139. 1628:  
    Former Republic of Ireland international Kevin Kilbane on Final ScoreWest Ham 1-0 Fulham
    Martin Jol

    "If Fulham lose today it puts Martin Jol in a very difficult situation. We could see a managerial casualty this week, and a bad result could make it Martin sadly.

    "The balance between attack and defence is not right."

    Watch Final Score on BBC One, the Red Button and BBC Sport website now.

  140. 1626: 

    We have 20 minutes remaining. Can Crystal Palace climb off the bottom?

  141. 1625: 
    HITS THE WOODWORK- West Ham 1-0 Fulham

    And now Stewart Downing floats a cross onto the top of the crossbar...

  142. 1624: 
    CLOSE!- West Ham 1-0 Fulham

    You say that Ellis, but here is some creativity and nearly a goal. Pajtim Kasami - scorer of that wonder goal at Palace a while back - takes aim from 25 yards and bobbles a shot just past the post. A foot wide, if that...

  143. 1624: 

    Ellis in Brighton: This has got to be the end of Martin Jol. Every game there is no creativity, no width, and more importantly, no fight. Got to go.

  144. 1623: 
    HITS THE WOODWORK- Aston Villa 0-0 Sunderland

    Close again for Sunderland! Fabio Borini angles a header against the crossbar after a brilliant cross from Emanuele Giaccherini. The Italian whipped it in superbly from the left. They have missed some chances this afternoon...

  145. 1622: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Cardiff 0-1 Arsenal

    Peter Odemwingie comes on for for Fraizer Campbell as Cardiff look for a response. Arsenal look comfortable enough for now though.

  146. 1622: 

    Ryan Lowe has struck again for Tranmere, this time from the penalty spot, as Ronnie Moore's side lead Colchester 2-0. Shrewsbury have also extended their lead at Stevenage. Francois Zoko gave the home side the lead but goals from Adam Reach, Tom Eaves and now Joe Jacobson have made it 3-1 at the Lamex Stadium.

  147. 1621: 
    CLOSE!- West Ham 1-0 Fulham

    West Ham should be out of sight now! James Tomkins heads on a Stewart Downing corner which Darren Bent does well to scramble off the line. That could prove a crucial touch.

  148. 1620: 
    Aston Villa 0-0 Sunderland

    Sunderland are defending well as Villa continue to pile on the pressure. Could be a tense last 20 minutes for Gus Poyet's side...

  149. 1619: 

    Doncaster are yet to win a single point from a losing position this season but they are level at home to QPR after Theo Robinson cancelled out Charlie Austin's first-half opener. It's looking like an afternoon to forget for league leaders Burnley, who now trail 2-0 at Huddersfield. The Terriers took the lead thanks to a volley from Oliver Norwood before referee Eddie Ilderton awarded a controversial penalty to the home side. Michael Duff was adjudged to have handled in the area but the ball appeared to hit his midriff and he was not in the area.

    Leicester are taking full advantage of the slip-up though and could go top after Jamie Vardy's brace made it 3-0 against Millwall. Yeovil have also increased their lead over Watford, Ishmael Miller making it 2-0.

    MOTD presenter and former Everton striker Gary LinekerEverton 3-0 Stoke

    "Everton are buzzing."

  151. 1618: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Everton 3-0 Stoke

    Peter Crouch one-on-one with Tim Howard... the bearded one comes out on top! Fine one-handed save from the American.

    Tim Howard
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    Alex Robin Charing: Lets see if Arsenal are the stuff of champions! Cardiff are putting them under intense pressure!

  153. 1617: 
    CLOSE!- West Ham 1-0 Fulham

    That would probably have been that! Modibo Maiga drills in a left-footed shot from 25 yards which Maarten Stekelenburg turns away, before Stewart Downing arrows the follow-up over the top. West Ham smell blood.

  154. 1616: 
    Norwich 1-0 Crystal Palace

    Not sure what Tony Pulis has said to his Crystal Palace players at the interval, but the Eagles have started the second half strongly at Carrow Road.

    Palace striker Marouane Chamakh has had a busy start to the half and has found himself victim of a couple of bruising challenges. The Norwich fans in the sell-out crowd are growing a little bit frustrated.

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    Elliott Bambrough: What a save Wojciech Szczesny! Test of a great keeper is being a spectator for 50 mins and then having to bail your side out.

  156. 1614: 
    GOAL- Everton 3-0 Stoke - Bryan Oviedo (58 mins)

    Who needs Leighton Baines? Everton's deputy left-back Bryan Oviedo finds a finish to bury Stoke once and for all. A corner is played to him on the edge of the box, he ducks inside a half-hearted challenge and then thumps home off this base of the post.

  157. 1613:  
    Reading striker Jason Roberts on Final ScoreCardiff 0-1 Arsenal

    "Cardiff are now pushing on, they are getting in Arsenal's faces. They are getting set-pieces and they are incredibly hard to deal with when they are like this.

    "They stayed in the game previously, now it is the time for them to press Arsenal and they are doing that well."

    Watch Final Score on the Red Button and BBC Sport website now.

  158. 1612: 
    West Ham 1-0 Fulham

    There's not been much in the way of a response from Fulham. If Martin Jol is to go out tonight, he's not doing so with much of a fight at the moment. There's still plenty of time though.

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    Shuvam Sinha: And that, folks, I'm afraid, is the end of Martin Jol.

  160. 1611: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Everton 2-0 Stoke

    It's safe to say Gerard Deulofeu has arrived in the Premier League! He waltzes away from the halfway line, beating two men in a rapid counter attack, but Asmir Begovic keeps out his shot with his ankles! Everton have a gem.

    Gerard Deulofeu celebrates
  161. 1610: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Cardiff 0-1 Arsenal

    Cardiff almost level as Wojciech Szczesny pulls off a really fine save! Fraizer Campbell rises high to meet a flick-on from the left and powers in a low header which is heading into the corner until the Pole gets down sharply to turn it away!

  162. 1609: 
    Aston Villa 0-0 Sunderland

    Gabriel Agbonlahor remains a threat for Villa, and he sees his shot kept out by Vito Mannone. The home side looking for the opener.

  163. 1608:  
    Former Republic of Ireland international Kevin Kilbane on Final ScoreEverton 2-0 Stoke

    "What a signing Seamus Coleman has been. They signed him for something like 80,000 euros, and now he has developed into one of the best right-backs in the Premier League."

    Watch Final Score on the Red Button and BBC Sport website now.

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    Alex Lynch: Two of Everton's loanees combining nicely, great market work by Martinez.

  165. 1608: 
    CLOSE!- Cardiff 0-1 Arsenal

    Arsenal almost double their lead at the start of the second half as a slick move ends with Aaron Ramsey squeezing past two defenders to reach the byline and cross for Olivier Giroud, but his goalbound effort is cleared off the line by Ben Turner.

  166. 1607:  
    Reading striker Jason Roberts on Final ScoreWest Ham 1-0 Fulham

    "It was really sloppy from Steve Sidwell, but it was nothing less than West Ham deserved. I have been surprised Mohamed Diame has not been playing, he is a really good player.

    "Sam Allardyce would have got into his players at half-time and told them not to waste any more chances."

    Watch Final Score on the Red Button and BBC Sport website now.

  167. 1605: 
    GOAL- Everton 2-0 Stoke - Seamus Coleman (49 mins)

    More good work from Gerard Deulofeu, more goals for Everton. The Spaniard carries the ball down the left, angles a cross in and when Gareth Barry again gets a touch inside the area, Seamus Coleman arrives to slice a shot back across and into the top corner. There was an element of fortune about that finish, but he gave Asmir Begovic no chance all the same.

  168. 1603: 
    GOAL- West Ham 1-0 Fulham - Mohamed Diame (47 mins)

    Forget that goalless chat - West Ham lead! It's a scruffy goal if truth be told. Steve Sidwell is tackled in midfield and then claims that play should be stopped as Scott Parker is down injured. Mo Diame carries on though, and shoots from the edge of the area, the ball taking a big deflection on its way in.

    Mo Diame scores
  169. 1601: 

    The whistles sound around the grounds, and we are back under way...

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    Will Carr: If Elmander's shot had gone in, that would have been one of the goals of the season.

  171. 1600: 

    Watford and Yeovil have never met before today and it could be a day to remember for the Glovers, who lead at Vicarage Road. They have managed just two wins so far this season but Byron Webster's goal on the stroke of half-time has set them on their way to their third victory.

  172. 1600: 
    Premier League

    Palace are sliding further behind as it stands, while the game at Upton Park remains tightly poised. Big 45 minutes for all those sides.

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    Bristol Rovers now lead Wimbledon 2-0 after Tom Parkes added to David Clarkson's opener. Fleetwood lead league leaders Oxford United, thanks to Stephen Schumacher's opening goal and Mansfield lead Morecambe 1-0 after Ross Dyer scored his fifth goal of the season.

    Exeter are now level at home to Bury after David Wheeler cancelled out the Shakers' opener. Elsewhere bottom side Northampton lead Accrington 1-0, they could have been home and hosed though but debutant Izale McLeod missed a first-half penalty.

  174. 1558: 
    Everton 1-0 Stoke

    Gerard Deulofeu is the second Spaniard to score for Everton in Premier League history - after Mikel Arteta (27 goals).

  175. 1556: 
    STAT ATTACK- West Ham 0-0 Fulham
    West Ham

    Sixteen shots in the first half? A classic at Upton Park? Or, proof that sometimes stats can paint a misleading picture.

    I had a look earlier, it was 9/1 to be goalless. A banker...

    MOTD presenter Gary Lineker

    "Only three Premier League goals in the five games at half time, but all three of them were exquisite. Arsenal, Norwich and Everton all lead."

  177. 1555:  
    Football FocusNewcastle v West Brom (1730 GMT)

    John Hartson on Newcastle, who have won their last three Premier League games: "I have been very impressed by Magpies boss Alan Pardew. He brought in a lot of French players and, when his side were struggling, the buck stopped with Pardew: People were saying it was his fault for bringing in too many French players.

    "But now they are in a very good place and today, against a West Brom side who will be very shaky after letting a two-goal lead slip against Aston Villa on Monday, they have got a very good chance of winning another game - if they do, they will go fourth."

  178. 1554:  
    MOTD's Steve Bower at St James' ParkNewcastle v West Brom (1730 GMT)

    "Newcastle's response to losing the Wear-Tyne derby has been perfect, with nine points from nine available, including impressive victories over Chelsea and Tottenham. Confidence and belief will be rising all the time.

    "West Brom's 2-2 draw with Aston Villa, though, will have felt like a defeat. The Baggies were cruising at 2-0, but were eventually held to a sixth draw of the season."

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    One game to come later of course...

  180. 1554: 

    Ryan Lowe, who scored a hat-trick last weekend against Coventry, has scored again for Tranmere to give them a 1-0 lead over Colchester, that despite being forced into two defensive substitutions inside the first 12 minutes.

    Notts County are behind again, this time at home to Brentford, who lead 1-0. Fellow strugglers Bristol City trail 1-0 at Preston while Shrewsbury came from a goal down to lead Stevenage 2-1 at the break. Coventry, who have conceded 11 goals in their last three matches, are behind again, this time at MK Dons.

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    Johnny in London: I'm sorry but I'm sick of Maiga. He doesn't even try. It beggars belief that he's playing ahead of Carlton Cole.

  183. 1552: 
    CALL ME THE NORFOLK ZLATAN- Norwich 1-0 Crystal Palace

    I didn't give Johan Elmander's flick against the crossbar for Norwich anywhere near enough praise at the time. I've just seen it back and it was outstanding! Outstanding overhead flick action. Zlatan himself would be proud.

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    Matt Oliver: Oh no Giaccherini!!! That was a sitter!

  185. 1549:  
    MOTD's Jonathan Pearce at Cardiff City stadiumHALF-TIME- Cardiff 0-1 Arsenal

    "Aaron Ramsey struck with a brilliant header past his old team and it's that goal that separates the sides at half-time. Mesut Ozil looked and crossed. It was a superb finish from Ramsey."

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    David McGuinness: With a decent run of form Gary Hooper could yet find himself on that plane to Brazil come June.

  187. 1548:  
    Reading striker Jason Roberts on Final ScoreEverton 1-0 Stoke

    "It is a very good finish from Gerard Deulofeu but Stoke had six defenders in the box. They should have got a block on that."

    Watch Final Score on the Red Button and BBC Sport website now.

  188. 1547: 

    It took Paul Caddis 39 games to open his account for Birmingham but now he has two in one game. The former Swindon defender stepped up and converted from the penalty spot after Jean Yves Mvoto fouled Nikola Zigic in the area. They now lead struggling Barnsley 3-0 after Zigic added a third but the floodlights have gone out in the corners - could it be the saving grace for the home side? Elsewhere QPR have taken the lead at Doncaster thanks to an opening goal from Charlie Austin.

  189. 1547:  
    MOTD's Steve Wilson at Upton ParkHALF-TIME- West Ham 0-0 Fulham

    "West Ham have done a lot more than Fulham going forward but, given the travails of both sides this season, it is probably no surprise that this game is goalless at the break."

  190. 1547:  
    MOTD's Simon Brotherton at Carrow Road:HALF-TIME- Norwich 1-0 Crystal Palace

    "A mixed opening 45 minutes for Tony Pulis on his return to Premier League management. Gary Hooper's goal gives Norwich a slender lead but Palace are still very much in this."

  191. 1547:  
    MOTD's Martin Fisher at Villa ParkHALF-TIME- Aston Villa 0-0 Sunderland

    "Sunderland got stronger the longer the first half went on. Something of a surprise it is 0-0. There were chances at both ends, not plenty of them, but the best of them falling to Emanuele Giaccherini, who shot high from close range."

  192. 1547:  
    MOTD's Guy Mowbray at Goodison ParkHALF-TIME- Everton 1-0 Stoke

    "It's that fabled good time to score a goal. Half-time was just a minute away when Gerard Deulofeu gave Everton the advantage which, I think, they warranted. They have certainly had the better chances."

  193. 1545: 
    GOAL- Everton 1-0 Stoke - Gerard Deulofeu (45 mins)

    He's been the best player of the half, and Gerard Deulofeu opens the scoring! The boy with the magic feet plays a one-two with Steven Pienaar to burst into the area, Gareth Barry toes the ball back to him and after a slightly heavy touch he rifles in at the near post. And then gives it the Gabriel Batistuta 'machine gun' celebration.

  194. 1544: 
    SITTER!- Aston Villa 0-0 Sunderland

    And what a miss! My word, you have to score this! Emanuele Giaccherini hooks a shot over from two yards out! Gus Poyet cannot believe it...

  195. 1542: 
    PENALTY APPEAL- Aston Villa 0-0 Sunderland

    Sunderland have a big penalty appeal waved away! John O'Shea's header back across goal bounces up and strikes the arm of Ciaran Clark - nothing doing...

  196. 1541: 
    Everton 0-0 Stoke

    Everton continue to press with some neat build-up play but there's no cutting edge and Gerard Deulofeu has a shot blocked.

  197. 1541: 

    Josh in Leeds: I already knew Cardiff fans were passionate, but I had no idea they were so classy. How many other teams would do that? Fair play Cardiff.

  198. 1541: 
    DISALLOWED GOAL- Aston Villa 0-0 Sunderland

    Sunderland midfielder Craig Gardner turns smartly to fire in against his old club - but the offside flag was correctly raised. Clearly off.

  199. 1540: 

    Bristol Rovers have managed just three wins so far this season, which has left them just one place outside the relegation zone, but they are leading AFC Wimbledon 1-0 thanks to David Clarkson's early goal. Alan Knill's return to Scunthorpe is not going to plan so far as his Torquay side trail 1-0 to Sam Winnall's ninth goal of the season to send the watching squirrels wild. An own goal from Anthony O'Connor then made it 2-0. Bury also lead 1-0 at Exeter while Dagenham are 1-0 up at home to Wycombe.

  200. 1539: 
    West Ham 0-0 Fulham

    There's a constant crowdscene in the Fulham penalty area as the Cottagers are bombarded by set-pieces, but so far Martin Jol's men are standing strong...

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    Lewis Lloyd: Does Ozil only play well against average teams? Seemed to go missing against Chelsea, Dortmund, United...

  202. 1538: 
    AS IT STANDS- Cardiff 0-1 Arsenal
    Premier League

    Arsenal fans, drink it in. The Gunners are going seven points clear as it stands.

  203. 1536:  
    MOTD presenter Gary LinekerCardiff 0-1 Arsenal

    "First goal of the day, almost inevitably, goes to Aaron Ramsey. Arsenal look mightily impressive again."

    Aaron Ramsey is congratulates after scoring
  204. 1536:  
    Reading striker Jason Roberts on Final ScoreCardiff 0-1 Arsenal

    "It was a tremendous show of respect from both Cardiff and Aaron Ramsey there.

    "Ramsey has tremendous players around him, but it is he who is grabbing games by the scruff of the neck. There was a bit of frustration about Ramsey's progress previously, but people did not take his serious injury and age into consideration."

    Watch Final Score on the Red Button and BBC Sport website now.

  205. 1535: 
    Cardiff 0-1 Arsenal

    It had to be Aaron Ramsey didn't it? That's seven Premier League goals in 13 games this season, and his first header. Wonderful technique to put the ball away, and a wonderful reception to boot.

    Cardiff have gone close though, Jordon Mutch hooking an effort wide from a free-kick.

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    Nick Clohessy: Great ball in met by a fantastic header. Aaron Ramsey doesn't celebrate and the Cardiff fans applaud him for it. Class all round.

  207. 1534: 
    CLOSE!- Aston Villa 0-0 Sunderland

    Aston Villa go close. Karim El Ahmadi pulls the ball back for Ashley Westwood and he, in turn, lays a pass off to Christian Benteke, who sidefoots an effort a yard high.

  208. 1532: 
    HITS THE WOODWORK- Norwich 1-0 Crystal Palace

    What a clearance this is! John Ruddy can only palm out Jason Puncheon's shot, Barry Bannan smacks in the rebound and Martin Olsson heads the ball off the line and up on to the bar. So nearly 1-1.

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    Mathew Penistone: First signs of mental weariness from Olivier Giroud. Would rest him midweek and go with Theo Walcott through the middle with a point to prove.

  210. 1532:  
    Former Republic of Ireland international Kevin Kilbane on Final ScoreNorwich 1-0 Crystal Palace

    "That was shambolic defending from Crystal Palace, and new manager Tony Pulis will be desperate to stop that.

    "It was not Pulis-like the way Palace were so easily opened up."

    Watch Final Score on the Red Button and BBC Sport website now.

  211. 1530: 
    GOAL- Norwich 1-0 Crystal Palace - Gary Hooper (30 mins)

    Norwich have just their second first-half goal of the season!

    Nathan Redmond starts the move with a fine run down the right, his ball across reaches Wes Hoolahan, who lays it on a plate for Gary Hooper to slam in from seven yards.

    Gary Hoopes scores for Norwich
  212. 1528: 
    GOAL- Cardiff 0-1 Arsenal - Aaron Ramsey (29 mins)

    You don't see this very often - the whole stadium rises to applaud as Aaron Ramsey heads Arsenal into the lead against his former club!

    Mesut Ozil's cross from the left is perfect, and Ramsey thunders in a header before seeing his former fans applaud.

    Listen to BBC Radio 5 live commentary of the goal.

    YELLOW CARD- West Ham 0-0 Fulham

    Stewart Downing has an effort cleared away before West Ham left-back George McCartney is booked for a tug on Darren Bent. Looked a bit tight that one.

  214. 1527:  
    Reading striker Jason Roberts on Final ScoreWest Ham 0-0 Fulham

    "Sam Allardyce will be targeting certain games as ones in which he can be more positive. He has selected a striker against Fulham as he knows West Ham will stay up if they get good results against the teams around them.

    "I am surprised Carlton Cole has not been selected, as his record against Fulham is very good."

    Watch Final Score on the Red Button and BBC Sport website now.

  215. 1526: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Everton 0-0 Stoke

    Where would Stoke be without Asmir Begovic? You do wonder at times. Another superb stop from the Bosnian, changing direction in mid air to palm away Leon Osman's deflected shot and he then got up quickly to smother Romelu Lukaku's follow-up. Lukaku was offside though.

  216. 1524: 
    Aston Villa 0-0 Sunderland

    It's been a nip-and-tuck last 10 minutes at Villa Park, with Andrea Dossena's shot into the side-netting the best chance for Sunderland so far. They haven't scored on the road since August don't forget...

  217. 1524: 

    That's one more goal than we've had in the Premier League...

  218. 1523: 

    After 20 minutes there's just one goal in League One so far, where Rotherham lead Gillingham thanks to Nouha Dicko's second goal since joining on loan from Wigan.

  219. 1523:  
    Reading striker Jason Roberts on Final ScoreCardiff 0-0 Arsenal

    "Arsenal are having all the possession and drawing Cardiff deeper and deeper. The only worry for them is the injury to Per Mertesacker, who has been outstanding this season.

    "Cardiff will hang in there and wait for their opportunity. Their set-pieces are outstanding."

    Watch Final Score on the Red Button and BBC Sport website now.

  220. 1522: 
    Cardiff 0-0 Arsenal

    Arsenal continue to prowl in and around the Cardiff penalty area but they can't find the last pass at the moment.

  221. 1521: 
    Norwich 0-0 Crystal Palace

    New Crystal Palace boss Tony Pulis, breaking in that brand new baseball cap and tracksuit, is prowling his technical area at Carrow Road after a couple of early scares.

    Twenty minutes into the game, his side are having to soak up long spells of Norwich possession and have yet to create any serious openings.

    Tony Pulis
  222. 1521: 

    Goals are few and far between in the Football League so far this afternoon but Sheffield Wednesday's poor form could be set to continue as they already trail 1-0 at Blackpool. Ricardo Fuller needed just six minutes for the Seasiders against Wednesday, who have won just once so far this season. Ipswich are also ahead at Charlton, thanks to a goal from Tommy Smith, while Leicester, who could go top of the table today, are leading Millwall thanks to Lloyd Dyer's sixth goal of the season. The only other goal has come at Barnsley, where Birmingham are 1-0 up thanks to Paul Caddis's first goal for the club.

  223. 1520: 
    Cardiff 0-0 Arsenal

    Olivier: "jouer au sifflet"

  224. 1519: 
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    Nick Clohessy: Oh my word Olivier Giroud. PLAY TO THE WHISTLE!!!

    Trevor Hawkes: Shocking play from Giroud. As a kid in England you're always taught to play to the whistle, clearly in France that isn't the case.

    Alex Hitchcock: What was Giroud thinking? Play to the whistle man.

  225. 1518: 
    CLOSE!- West Ham 0-0 Fulham

    It's all West Ham still as James Collins heads wide from a Stewart Downing corner.

    There's a goal on its way somewhere...

  226. 1516: 
    Cardiff 0-0 Arsenal


    Olivier Giroud is played clean through by Aaron Ramsey but the Frenchman thinks he's offside and stops - only to see that the flag isn't raised! What are you up to there Olivier? Arsene Wenger is not a happy chap, understandably.

  227. 1515: 
    SHOWBOAT- Everton 0-0 Stoke

    Gerard Deulofeu goes through his repertoire of tricks as he jinks into the penalty area and tests Asmir Begovic with a low shot.

  228. 1513: 
    Everton 0-0 Stoke

    Everton are on top, with Gerard Deulofeu an influence from his position on the right of a front three. Stoke are yet to threaten.

  229. 1512: 
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    Kabenuka Munthali: Whatever belief Ozil brought to Arsenal, it is working. Another Ozil in January and we can win the Champions League!

  230. 1512: 
    CLOSE!- Cardiff 0-0 Arsenal

    With Per Mertesacker temporarily off the pitch, Cardiff look to take advantage as Kevin Theophile-Catherine's cross from the right is met by Fraizer Campbell, but the striker's header creeps wide of the far post.

    Mertesacker returns with a fat lip and a new shirt.

    Per Mertesacker receives treatment
  231. 1510: 
    HITS THE WOODWORK- Norwich 0-0 Crystal Palace

    Norwich go so close! Johan Elmander flicks a shot against the underside of the crossbar and away, with the goal-decision cameras showing that the ball did not cross the line.

    Moments later Nathan Redmond has a shot turned away by Julian Speroni as the hosts look for that elusive first-half goal...

  232. 1509: 
    HITS THE WOODWORK- West Ham 0-0 Fulham

    Almost the breakthrough at Upton Park! Modibo Maiga heads against the front post from Mark Noble's free-kick from the right! Maiga hasn't scored in almost exactly a year...

  233. 1508: 
    Cardiff 0-0 Arsenal

    Problems here. Per Mertesacker goes down inside the Arsenal area after a clash of heads with Bacary Sagna. Arsenal won't want to lose the in-form German.

  234. 1507: 
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    Lewis Borlase: Can't help but feel that the reign of Tony Pulis will end in capastrophe...

  235. 1505: 
    West Ham 0-0 Fulham

    Tense opening five minutes at Upton Park, as expected, with the Hammers having more of the ball in the opening stages. Some decent crosses into the area but there's an Andy Carroll-sized hole in the attack.

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    Moses Ayeni: Wilshere is on fire!!

  237. 1504: 
    Aston Villa 0-0 Sunderland

    Decent start from the hosts as Gabriel Agbonlahor skims a header wide from a Fabian Delph cross. Agbonlahor then shoots straight at Vito Mannone after a swift break away.

  238. 1502: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Everton 0-0 Stoke

    Everton have handed a start to Gerard Deulofeu and the Barcelona loanee goes close to an early opener, skidding a low free-kick into the turf and forcing Asmir Begovic to make a sprawling save.

  239. 1501: 
    HITS THE WOODWORK- Cardiff 0-0 Arsenal

    Jack Wilshere scored after 30-odd seconds in midweek, and he's nearly at it again! Aaron Ramsey touches the ball into his path and the England man smacks a wonderful curler against the post from the edge of the area! Great strike, the Gunners so unlucky...

  240. 1500: 

    The Premier League is under way...

  241. 1459: 
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    Batmanu Eboue: Arsenal will justify their seven-point lead over Manchester United by beating Cardiff comfortably.

  242. 1459: 
    Norwich v Crystal Palace (1500 GMT)

    Tony Pulis has ram-raided the club shop. Brand new cap with swanky Eagle motif, brand new rain jacket with TP on the chest. Textbook.

  243. 1458:  
    Former Republic of Ireland international Kevin Kilbane on Final ScoreAston Villa v Sunderland (1500 GMT)

    "I think there is a real onus on Christian Benteke to prove himself again for Aston Villa.

    "For me, he is a striker you do not get a great deal out of unless he is scoring. As the lone front man, he does not try and run in behind."

    Watch Final Score on the Red Button and BBC Sport website now.

  244. 1456: 

    I've just seen Prince William at Villa Park, in the corporate boxes would you believe! He's had a lucky result there.

    Here we go then...

    Prince William watches on at Villa Park
  245. 1454: 
    Norwich v Crystal Palace (1500 GMT)

    Photographers clamour around the tunnel at Carrow Road waiting for that money shot - Tony Pulis in a Crystal Palace baseball cap.

    Will it be striped? Colour co-ordinated? Who knows...

  246. 1452: 
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  247. 1452: 

    Matt in Essex: Why is Modibo Maiga starting instead of Ravel Morrison? No wonder there is talk of Sam Allardyce being sacked!

  248. 1451: 
    West Ham v Fulham (1500 GMT)

    Kevin Nolan and Scott Parker face off in midfield today and they are both making their 350th Premier League appearances. Who will be swigging the champagne this evening though?

  249. 1449: 
    Cardiff v Arsenal (1500 GMT)
    Olivier Giroud

    It's a quirk of stats that Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has only netted once in the Premier League outside of London. Will he find Cardiff to his liking?

  250. 1446: 

    We are quarter of an hour away from kick-off then. Here's a reminder of how the bottom five looks now. How different will it be in two hours' time?

    Premier League
  251. 1445:  
    Former Republic of Ireland international Kevin Kilbane on Final ScoreCardiff v Arsenal (1500 GMT)

    "I think Cardiff will get something today against Arsenal.

    "They play with a rigid 4-5-1 formation, they are difficult to get in behind. The onus will be on Fraizer Campbell to get in behind the Arsenal defence."

    Watch Final Score on the Red Button and BBC Sport website now.

  252. 1440: 
    Norwich v Crystal Palace (1500 GMT)

    Apparently Norwich have scored one first-half goal all season. One! If ever there was a time to sort that out then it may be this afternoon. Up and at 'em...

  253. 1438: 
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    Lucas Edward Roscoe: Have a feeling it'll be a big day for the Belgians in the Premier League today. Two goals each for Benteke and Lukaku.

  254. 1434: 
    Cardiff v Arsenal (1500 GMT)

    Cardiff defender Kevin Theophile-Catherine may get a bit excited later on, as Theo Walcott is back on the Arsenal bench. He just loves Theos. Loves 'em.

  255. 1431: 
    Norwich v Crystal Palace (1500 GMT)

    Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis has just been speaking ahead of his return to the Premier League stage after a six-month absence.

    The former Stoke boss says: "All the preparation work has been done and now you just hope you get the breaks. I thought Cameron [Jerome] did really well when he came on at Hull last week and looked a threat so he deserves his chance.

    "It's a tough task [staying up this season] and everyone knows that and understands. My job is to keep the players level headed. If we lose today we push on. If we win we push on."

  256. 1431: 

    Of course he was! There's not much chance of another 'celebrity' violinist these days I suppose, unless they win a primetime talent show.

  257. 1430: 
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    David Thomas: Re 1420 - The original Villa celebrity fan was surely violinist Nigel Kennedy!

  258. 1429:  
    BBC Radio 5 liveWest Ham v Fulham (1500 GMT)

    West Ham co-owner David Gold has been on the radio, and he says with a totally straight face that the club are "not even thinking" about sacking Sam Allardyce. I mean, it must have crossed their minds?

    Some update on the possibility of the Hammers re-signing Jermain Defoe as well.

    He says: "There is a possibility - but it's less than 50/50. We know we need a back-up strikeforce. We hope Andy Carroll is going to be back shortly but there is nothing guaranteed so to be prudent we believe it's important to find and strengthen our strikeforce."

    Listen to Gold speaking to BBC Radio 5 live.

  259. 1426: 
    Cardiff v Arsenal (1500 GMT)
    Mathie Flamini

    Has Mathieu Flamini paid the price for cutting the sleeves off his shirt in midweek? Arsenal tradition dictates that the captain's decision on what sleeves are being worn is gospel, and Flamini broke ranks in midweek to go short sleeved on his own. He is out of the team today, thinking about what he has done.

  260. 1423: 
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    Sean White: Wales, Blackburn and Fulham were all better when Hughes was in charge.

    AbdurRasheed A.: No change from the Arsenal team against Southampton. I hope not rotating doesn't hamper our chances in the long run.

    Aidan Marriott: Be interesting to see how Everton manage without Baines. Oviedo looks decent but I think we'll really miss him.

  261. 1423:  
    BBC Final ScoreCOMING UP

    Keep up-to-date with the latest reaction as the goals go flying in across the divisions on Final Score. The expert views this afternoon are provided by former Republic of Ireland international Kevin Kilbane and Reading striker Jason Roberts.

    Watch the show on the Red Button and BBC Sport website at 1430 GMT.

  262. 1420: 
    A ROYAL WIN?- Aston Villa v Sunderland (1500 GMT)

    There are rumours that Prince William is in the Villa Park crowd this afternoon. I happen to know that he was at the NEC earlier attending the Motorbike Show, so that makes some sense to me.

    We just need Tom Hanks and the Prime Minister for a full house of 'celebrity Villa fan Top Trumps.'

    Who have I missed out?

  263. 1420:  
    BBC Radio 5 live

    Former Tottenham striker Clive Allen joins Ian Dennis for live commentary of Arsenal's trip to Cardiff at 1500 GMT. At the same time, you will also be able to hear the latest events from the other Premier League and Football League games.

    Remember, you can also stream the BBC Radio 5 live coverage on the BBC Sport app.

  264. 1417: 
    Everton v Stoke (1500 GMT)

    It will be interesting to see how Everton line up this afternoon. Will Bryan Oviedo fill in for Leighton Baines as an orthodox left-back? Or will we see some form of wing-backery in action?

  265. 1415: 
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    Gerard Deulofeu

    Shaun McGrath: Finally Deulofeu gets a start for Everton. Watch out, you are about to witness something magical.

    James Penney: I don't understand Norwich. I look at that team and think "that's strong". Yet I fully expect us to struggle today.

    Milton Brown: That is a strong Arsenal bench now that players are getting back from injury. And still more to come!

  266. 1414: 
    BREAKING TEAM NEWS- Norwich v Crystal Palace (1500 GMT)

    As we told you earlier, three changes for Norwich as Johan Elmander comes in alongside Gary Hooper up front.

    Tony Pulis starts his Crystal Palace reign by making two changes. Yannick Bolasie, sent off in the 1-0 win at Hull last week, is replaced by Jason Puncheon, on loan from Southampton. And striker Dwight Gayle is relegated to the bench as Cameron Jerome, on loan from Pulis's former club Stoke, starts.

    Norwich XI: Ruddy; Martin, R Bennett, Bassong, Olsson; Fer, Howson, Redmond, Hoolahan, Elmander, Hooper

    Palace XI: Speroni, Ward, Gabbidon, Delaney, Moxey, Jedinak, Dikgacoi, Bannan, Puncheon, Chamakh, Jerome

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    Ikram Miah: Villa have a strong squad. Going for a 3-1 win against Sunderland.

  268. 1411: 
    BREAKING TEAM NEWS- Cardiff v Arsenal (1500 GMT)

    One change for Cardiff from the team that started against Manchester United last time out as Kim Bo-Kyung, who headed a late equaliser, is preferred to Peter Odemwingie in support of lone striker Fraizer Campbell.

    Arsenal are unchanged from their victory over Southampton, although Kieran Gibbs returns at left-back after illness saw him miss the midweek Champions League victory over Marseille. Mikel Arteta also starts after missing that one.

    Cardiff XI: Marshall, Taylor, Caulker, Turner, Whittingham, Medel, Campbell, Kim, Mutch, Cowie, Theophile-Catherine.

    Arsenal XI: Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs, Arteta, Wilshere, Ramsey, Ozil, Cazorla, Giroud

  269. 1409: 
    BREAKING TEAM NEWS- West Ham v Fulham (1500 GMT)

    Joe Cole and Ravel Morrison are dropped to the bench as West Ham boss Sam Allardyce makes four changes from the side that lost at home to Chelsea last weekend. Cole stormed straight down the tunnel after being substituted in the 40th minute against his old club.

    Jack Collison and Joey O'Brien are also left out, with George McCartney, Mohamed Diame, Modibo Maiga and Matt Jarvis the men coming in. Carlton Cole is also among the substitutes.

    Fulham are without Dimitar Berbatov, so Darren Bent leads the line.

    West Ham XI: Jaaskelainen, McCartney, Nolan, Tomkins, Jarvis, Maiga, Noble, Collins, Demel, Diame, Downing.

    Fulham XI: Stekelenburg; Zverotic, Hughes, Amorebieta, Richardson; Duff, Sidwell, Parker, Kasami; Taarabt; Bent.

  270. 1408: 
    FULL-TIME- Bournemouth 1-1 Brighton
  271. 1407: 
    BREAKING TEAM NEWS- Aston Villa v Sunderland (1500 GMT)

    Aston Villa welcome back Gabby Agbonlahor and Andreas Weimann to their starting XI, while Sunderland make three changes as Fabio Borini comes back in.

    Villa XI: Guzan, Bacuna, Vlaar, Clark, Luna, Delph, Westwood, El Ahmadi, Agbonlahor, Benteke, Weimann

    Sunderland XI: Mannone, Bardsley, Dossena, Brown, O'Shea, Ki, Gardner, Larsson, Borini, Giaccherini, Fletcher

  272. 1406: 

    Martin Cee in London: Sunderland, Crystal Palace and West Ham, who will look pretty damn stupid getting Championship crowds in the Olympic Stadium.

  273. 1402: 
    BREAKING TEAM NEWS- Everton v Stoke (1500 GMT)

    Everton make three changes as Ross Barkley, Leighton Baines and Kevin Mirallas sit this one out.

    Stoke, as expected, are without the injured Robert Huth and Marko Arnautovic.

    Everton XI: Howard, Coleman, Oviedo, Distin, Jagielka, Deulofeu, Pienaar, Barry, McCarthy, Osman, Lukaku

    Stoke XI: Begovic; Cameron, Shawcross, Muniesa, Pieters; Walters, Whelan, Nzonzi, Adam, Assaidi; Crouch.

  274. 1359: 
    CLOSE!- Bournemouth 1-1 Brighton

    Bournemouth sub Wes Thomas is almost that man, slamming his shot into the side-netting from a tight angle.

  275. 1356: 
    FINAL FIVE- Bournemouth 1-1 Brighton

    Into the last five minutes in the early Championship game, and it's looking like a draw. Can anyone find a winner?

  276. 1351: 
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    Gaz, Derby: Stoke to go down - simple reason, Mark Hughes! How many more chairmen are going to fall for his awful CV?

    Craig, Fulham fan, Surrey: Fulham will lose today, sack Jol, bring Rene in and survive comfortably. Palace, Stoke and Norwich to go down for me.

  277. 1349: 

    We should have team news from today's 1500 kick-offs in the next 10-15 minutes or so. Keep tuned for the selection shouts...

  278. 1348:  
    Former Wales defender Kevin Ratcliffe at Cardiff City StadiumCardiff v Arsenal (1500 GMT)

    "This is a very tough one for Cardiff. I didn't think it was the best of Manchester United sides last week they drew against.

    "Cardiff keep going until the bitter end, and more often than not they will get back in it. They have worked on their set-pieces, as they know that is their best option for getting goals."

    Listen to commentary of Cardiff v Arsenal on BBC Radio 5 live at 1500 GMT.

  279. 1345: 
    CLOSE!- Bournemouth 1-1 Brighton

    It's been all Brighton since their equaliser but the hosts have a sighter of goal as Brett Pitman runs on to a neat pass but drags his shot wide from the edge of the box.

    Into the last 15.

  280. 1340: 
    West Ham v Fulham (1500 GMT)

    To start with a striker? Or not? That is the question for Big Sam at West Ham today, with Carlton Cole hoping to get the nod.

    Carlton has scored six goals in his last five Premier League starts against Fulham. Get him in.

    West Ham have just tweeted a picture of Dean Ashton scoring against Fulham in fact. Deano may get a game if he's got any boots...

  281. 1337: 
    Bournemouth 1-1 Brighton

    Into the last 25 minutes at Dean Court and it's visitors Brighton who look the most likely to win it from here. Andrew Crofts has played on with his massive shiner by the way.

  282. 1334: 
    Aston Villa v Sunderland (1500 GMT)

    That's the spirit Ben. Sunderland aren't cut adrift yet, far from it, and if they can keep 10 men on the pitch then they have a chance.

  283. 1334: 

    Ben in Sunderland: Sunderland have played the majority of the top eight in a row at home. Second half of the season they play the rest and will pick up points. Only few points off.

  284. 1331: 
    Norwich v Crystal Palace (1500 GMT)

    Early team news from Carrow Road, where Norwich City boss Chris Hughton brings back Sebastien Bassong, striker Johan Elmander, who is on loan from Galatasaray, and Wes Hoolahan after the 2-1 defeat at Newcastle last week.

    Hughton says: "Palace have an excellent manager in Tony Pulis. How much work Tony has been able to do with the players and how much they will be lifted by his arrival we don't know yet.

    "But they come here on the back of two decent results - a goalless draw against Everton and a 1-0 win at Hull. The emphasis is on us."

  285. 1329: 

    You don't actually get six points for a win in a six-pointer Rain...

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    Rain Soovik: Crystal Palace have three six-pointers coming up. They'll be in the Europa League spots in a week!

  287. 1328:  
    Former Bournemouth defender John Williams at Dean CourtBournemouth 1-1 Brighton

    "That is an absolutely unbelievable strike from Ashley Barnes. I thought he was going to curl it, but he smashed it full tilt into the top corner.

    "That was some goal."

    Listen to commentary of Bournemouth v Brighton on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra now.

  288. 1327: 
    GOAL- Bournemouth 1-1 Brighton - Ashley Barnes (55 mins)

    What a goal! Goodness me! Ashley Barnes controls a throw-in on his chest inside the penalty area, but there is little danger. Barnes then touches it down off his thigh before swivelling and hammering in a rising drive with his left peg from a tight angle. Lee Camp didn't sniff it!

  289. 1324: 
    Bournemouth 1-0 Brighton

    Ouch indeed! Brighton midfielder Andrew Crofts wins a header in midfield before being clattered in a collision with Bournemouth's Eunan O'Kane. Crofts is down spitting out bits of teeth by the looks of it, and when he gets to his feet he has a huge, golf-ball sized lump under his eye. Not sure if Crofts will be able to continue after that...

  290. 1320:  
    Football FocusTHE LUKAKU QUESTION- Everton v Stoke (1500 GMT)

    John Hartson on Everton's on-loan Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku: "If I was Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho and I had let a player of his quality go, and he went and scored the goals that Lukaku has done for Everton, I would be embarrassed and I think Mourinho is embarrassed.

    "He clearly doesn't want to speak about Lukaku in press conferences. He has been a great signing by Everton boss Roberto Martinez."

  291. 1318: 
    Everton v Stoke (1500 GMT)
    Romelu Lukaku

    Should Everton take the points today then Romelu Lukaku may be their match-winner.

    The on-loan Belgian now has the best minutes per goal ratio in Premier League history (minimum 20 goals), scoring every 118 minutes. Not too shabby from the big man.

    He was on Football Focus earlier and kind of, almost, said that he wanted to stay at Goodison Park.

    "It's not a bad idea. If we play Champions League, yeah, why not?" was his response.

  292. 1317: 
    KICK-OFF- Bournemouth 1-0 Brighton

    The day's early game is back in play at Dean Court.

  293. 1316: 
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    Tom Pike: Has to be Palace, Sunderland and Fulham to go down. The others around them seem to have much better team discipline and deeper squads.

    Daniele Meloni: Crystal Palace: Championship side. Hull: ditto. Sunderland: ruined by Di Canio's signings.

  294. 1316: 
    Everton v Stoke (1500 GMT)

    A match that we haven't mentioned yet today is Stoke's trip up the M6 to face Everton at Goodison Park. The place will still be rocking from last week's humdinger of a Merseyside derby, and a win for the hosts this afternoon could see them move into the top four.

    Does it feel like a day to take advantage of the 'big boys' not playing?

    Stoke of course will have other ideas. An away win for them and it's back into the top half.

  295. 1310: 

    Mute for two weeks? That's how painful relegation can be people. Having seen my team relegated a few times, I reckon it depends on how you go down. Sometimes you have weeks, months, to get used to the idea as your season just tails away.

    Sometimes, as the Palace fan below can testify, you are in with a chance right up to the last kick of the season only to see it slide away. They're the ones that sting the most.

    Not talking for two weeks is a bit much though...

  296. 1307: 

    Mark in Bristol: How happy was I on the last day of the season? We were bottom at Christmas but stayed up. 'The Great Escape' by West Brom. Ecstatic doesn't even begin to describe it.

    Palace Painta: Crystal Palace supporter here, the last time relegated was the hardest for me! Relegated from the Premier League last game of the season at Charlton of all places! I didn't talk to anyone for two weeks! Still hurts now to think about it.

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As It Stood Table

Last updated 30 Nov 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 13 17 31
No movement 2 Liverpool 12 11 24
No movement 3 Chelsea 12 11 24
Moving up 4 Everton 13 8 24
Moving up 5 Newcastle 13 1 23
Moving down 6 Man City 12 22 22
Moving down 7 Southampton 12 8 22
Moving down 8 Man Utd 12 5 21
No movement 9 Tottenham 12 -3 20
Moving up 10 Aston Villa 13 -1 16
Moving down 11 Swansea 12 1 15
Moving down 12 West Brom 13 -1 15
No movement 13 Hull 12 -6 14
Moving up 14 Norwich 13 -12 14
Moving up 15 West Ham 13 -2 13
Moving down 16 Stoke 13 -6 13
Moving down 17 Cardiff 13 -9 13
No movement 18 Fulham 13 -13 10
Moving up 19 Sunderland 13 -16 8
Moving down 20 Crystal Palace 13 -15 7

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