Premier League: Arsenal v Man Utd, Newcastle v Spurs - as it happened

Manchester United draw at Arsenal after games at Man City and Everton are postponed.

12 February 2014 Last updated at 18:31 GMT

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  1. 22:30: 

    A top, top night for Steven Gerrard then, but not as top as the night enjoyed by lifelong Everton supporter Ric Wee who, after his side's game was postponed on his first visit to watch them live, met Roberto Martinez and Leighton Baines. You can't top that for a night out.

    We're signing off now, but get yourself across to BBC One for Match of the Day. Enjoy!

  2. 22:25: 
    Manager Reaction- Stoke 1-1 Swansea

    Swansea boss Garry Monk: "I think a point is a good result. We could have won that game. In the second half we were magnificent.

    "Everyone gave a massive effort, I couldn't be happier with them. You want to win, let's not come and try to settle for anything.

    "We knew what type of game we'd be in for here. It was a bit of a swirl, one minute the wind was going one way and the next it was going another way.

    "Chico Flores was a warrior today, he showed what a good player he is. He was man of the match by a million miles."

  3. 22:22: 
    Manager reaction- Newcastle 0-4 Tottenham
    Alan Pardew

    Newcastle manager Alan Pardew: "I was more upset about the performance. That wasn't an honest display from us. I mentioned a few things in the dressing room that I hope hits home - I won't mention them to the media. Tottenham dominated proceedings from the start to the finish. They won with a bit to spare - that shouldn't happen at St James' Park regardless of who I have and don't have available. We lacked confidence tonight. We need a break in front of goal. Their keeper made two or three outstanding saves. The overall performance is a concern, it's not the result or the fact we haven't scored."

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    Anthony Amodeo: I don't want the title (this season). But second would be brilliant: automatic qualification for the Champions League makes pre-season easier.

    William Parker: Liverpool really do look like they could pull off a huge surprise this year, haven't been this excited since 08/09 run-in.

    Gil Matthews: That Liverpool win harks back to the late 80s under Kenny, not Instanbul. Terrific stuff!

  5. 22:17: 
    Manager reaction- Fulham 2-3 Liverpool

    Here's more from Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers: "We're going to keep pushing. We've shown enough times we're a very good side. We're chasing, other teams are still ahead of us. We need some of them to drop points. We know we still have Man City and Chelsea to play at home. We'll take it game by game. I'm enjoying as a coach watching the team improve."

  6. 22:14: 
    Manager reaction- Fulham 2-3 Liverpool
    Brendan Rodgers

    Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers: "Steven Gerrard is peerless in situations like that. He showed brilliant composure. It was a great result. We've had to show character to come form behind twice. A brilliant victory.

    "It's a great credit to Rene and his staff and players that we were given a very tough game. In the first half we were not quite on it in terms of intensity, and a mistake has put us 1-0 down. We then got a good goal, thanks to Gerrard's marvellous pass. We raised the intensity and aggression at half-time. We're disappointed with the second goal we gave away. This team has shown great characteristics mentally.

    "We conceded two goals, that has been unlike us for a while. We need to eradicate the individual errors. Thankfully we have goals in the team."

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    Paddy Emmerson: Moyes going on about luck again & hoping it will change. It will only change when he is gone, he is so far out of his depth.

  8. 22:12: 
    Arsenal 0-0 Man Utd
    Arsene Wenger

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger: "Overall, we could have won it. It was a game of few chances.

    "Our defensive focus was extreme as we conceded so many goals on Saturday. In the end either side could have won 1-0.

    "Manchester United are a good team, so when you go forward they can catch you.

    "It is important to recover physically and prepare for the next game. We want to stay in the FA Cup.

    "The title race is absolutely open for many teams."

  9. 22:10: 
    Fulham 2-3 Liverpool

    Right. Let's have a quick show of hands. Will Liverpool go into their final game of the season still in contention to win the title? My hand's up...

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    Rob Kershaw: That character Liverpool showed really reminded me of the good old days, Istanbul flashbacks.

  11. 22:05: 
    Manager Reaction- Arsenal 0-0 Man Utd
    David Moyes

    Manchester United manager David Moyes: "I am pleased, but I wanted all three points. Arsenal are having a great season, so it is not a bad draw for us.

    "The way my luck was going I expected Mesut Ozil to score with a free-kick at the end. I am quite pleased with a lot of things we did.

    "Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand were very good. They showed all their experience.

    "I do not like talking about luck. But you hope it turns around.

    "The last couple of games we have had Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie back. The record with the two of them has been very good.

    "We have a lot of catching up to do. We have to win games and keep plugging away."

  12. 22:05: 
    Stoke 1-1 Swansea

    It was hardly a classic at the Britannia, but Swansea certainly improved after the break. Surely Stoke have enough about them to always stay ahead of the chasing pack at the bottom?

    Stoke 1-1 Swansea
  13. 22:04: 

    Join Gary Lineker, Alan Hansen and Robbie Savage for Match of the Day at 22:40 on BBC One

    Running order: Fulham/Liverpool; Newcastle/Tottenham; Arsenal/Manchester Utd; Stoke/Swansea; WBA/Chelsea; West Ham/Norwich; Hull/Southampton; Cardiff/Aston Villa.

  14. 22:04: 
    Player Reaction- Arsenal 0-0 Man Utd

    Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick: "We can take a lot from the game. Our shape was good, David de Gea had to make some saves but we had some good chances ourselves.

    "It is not a bad draw, but we came here to win. You have to respect Arsenal, as a point is not too bad.

    "We have not stopped believing, we believe we will get better. We have to start showing it.

    "[On reaching the Champions League places] It is going to be tough as there is a lot of points there. We will take it game-by-game, and go on a run and play well and see where it takes us."

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    Tom Holmes: Whisper it, but Liverpool are well and truly in the title race. Could this be the year of the underdog?

    Ada: This is what Liverpool has been missing. The true grit to see out these stubborn teams. Keep this going and 4th is ours

    Gavin Richmond: No Cabaye, no goals, no points, no passion, no ambition. Thanks for that Mike Ashley. Please sell up NOW

  16. 22:01: 
    Fulham 2-3 Liverpool
    Steven Gerrard

    Steven Gerrard was absolutely sensational tonight. The Liverpool skipper enjoyed a pass completion rate of 87%, winning eight tackles and losing just two - recovering possession nine times. Throw in a goal and an assist and it's easy to see why he's the toast of the Kop tonight. I bet Stevie G has never had to buy a drink on Merseyside since 2001?

  17. 22:00: 
    Manager Reaction- Newcastle 0-4 Tottenham
    Tim Krul

    Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood: "I'm a perfectionist. There was a spell at start of the second half when Hugo [Lloris] had to pull off some saves. I've been critical of the way we've started matches, but not today.

    "The boys looked sharp from the start. We've got to keep on the tail of Liverpool. They are relentless. I hope they keep on checking over their shoulders and see Spurs are still there."

  18. 21:56: 
    Player Reaction- Arsenal 0-0 Man Utd
    Wojciech Szczesny

    Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny: "We did not take our opportunities today, which is disappointing. It is a positive to get a clean sheet after conceding five goals.

    "I tried to react to Robin van Persie's effort. He did not score a lot of headers at Emirates Stadium, so I wanted that to continue.

    "[Talking about the title race] It will be really tight. A lot of teams are very close to each other at the top.

    "We are confident going into the last few games. If we show our character, we can do it."

  19. 21:55: 
    FULL-TIME STATS- Arsenal 0-0 Man Utd
    Arsenal v United

    Sometimes stats can be misleading. Arsenal's 17 shots on goal could make you think that this was a cracking game. It wasn't.

  20. 21:54: 
    Tight at the top
    Premier League

    Postponements and late goals have put Liverpool right up there. Just four points off the top now, and look at Tottenham. On fire.

  21. 21:53: 
    FULL-TIME- Fulham 2-3 Liverpool

    Unbelievable. Liverpool have done it. Three points heading the Mersey way.

  22. 21:52: 
    FULL-TIME- Stoke 1-1 Swansea
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    Ajay Patel: One goes down, the other comes up. Liverpool to get fourth spot. It's a ying-yang relationship between Man Utd and themselves.

  24. 21:51: 
    Fulham 2-3 Liverpool

    Lewis Holtby. Darren Bent from 10 yards out. But he can't control it and the ball runs away to safety....

  25. 21:51: 
    Fulham 2-3 Liverpool

    Fulham pump it forward. Last minute of injury time...

  26. 21:50: 
    Fulham 2-3 Liverpool

    A comeback of champions? You never know...

  27. 21:48: 
    GOAL- Fulham 2-3 Liverpool - Steven Gerrard penalty (90 mins)

    Cometh the hour, cometh the man. Steven Gerrard coverts from the spot and Liverpool are suddenly just four points off the top of the table. What a massive three points for the Reds. And poor Fulham.

  28. 21:47: 
    PENALTY FOR LIVERPOOL- Fulham 2-2 Liverpool

    Into five minutes of added time and Sascha Riether brings down Daniel Sturridge in the area. Penalty.

  29. 21:44: 
    PENALTY APPEAL- Stoke 1-1 Swansea

    Peter Crouch with some amazing skill to bring the ball down and turn his man, he then goes down under a challenge from Chico Flores and wants a penalty but referee Jon Moss is having none of it. That's got the home crowd going, and got Crouch a booking.

  30. 21:43: 
    Fulham 2-2 Liverpool

    Liverpool's 21-year-old midfielder Joao Carlos Teixeira, a £830,000 signing from Sporting Lisbon in 2012, sees glory when the ball lands at his feet on the edge of the area, but he puts his effort into the stands. No glory. Yet.

  31. 21:42: 
    Final Five- Stoke 1-1 Swansea

    Into the last five minutes at the Britannia and Swansea force Asmir Begovic into a flying save, the Bosnian moving his feet well to get to Jonathan de Guzman's rising drive. Wilfried Bony almost turns in the corner.

  32. 21:40: 
    CLOSE!- Fulham 2-2 Liverpool

    Oooh, that was close. Luis Suarez picking out Philippe Coutinho but the midfielder's shot goes wide. All hands on deck for Fulham now as Daniel Sturridge is also played in on goal but David Stockdale is there in the nick of time.

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    Alex, London: Both United and Arsenal look shot to bits. No pace, no inspiration. Feel sorry for their fans, just awful!

    Brad, Tottenham fan in Essex: Dear Mr Levy, please give Sherwood a long term deal , this is what us Tottenham fans want to see

  34. 21:39: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Fulham 2-2 Liverpool

    It's a measure of Liverpool's desperation to find a winner that Steven Gerrard is playing in an advanced midfield role now. Brendan Rodgers makes another change too, sending on Joao Carlos Teixeira for Raheem Sterling.

  35. 21:37: 

    David Moyes still hasn't won an away game at Chelsea, Arsenal or Liverpool then. Is that a good point for Manchester United though?

  36. 21:37: 
    Fulham 2-2 Liverpool

    We've got just over 10 minutes left at the Cottage and the Brit. Plenty of time for more goals...

  37. 21:36: 
    CLOSE!- Stoke 1-1 Swansea

    Wilfried Bony thinks he's put Swansea ahead. Nathan Dyer slips the striker in eight yards from goal but his shot is saved by Asmir Begovic and is then cleared off the line by Ryan Shawcross.

    Referee Jonathan Moss's watch does not flash up for a goal however and Stoke remain on level terms.

  38. 21:35: 
    FULL-TIME- Newcastle 0-4 Tottenham
  39. 21:35: 
    FULL-TIME- Arsenal 0-0 Man Utd

    Boooo. What a poor game.

  40. 21:33: 
    Fulham 2-2 Liverpool

    More drama at the Cottage as Fulham keeper Maarten Stekelenburg is flattened while saving at the feet of Luis Suarez. The Netherlands stopper, sporting a big shiner below his eye, is replaced by David Stockdale for the final few minutes.

  41. 21:32: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Arsenal 0-0 Man Utd

    This is another good save from David de Gea! Santi Cazorla shows good feet to move the ball into a pocket of space and drill in a low shot which De Gea turns clear.

  42. 21:31: 
    Arsenal 0-0 Man Utd

    Mesut Ozil with a late free-kick - into the wall.

    The game gets what it deserves...

  43. 21:29: 
    GOAL- Newcastle 0-4 Tottenham - Nacer Chadli (88 mins)

    Wow! What a goal this is! Spurs turn on the style now as Belgian winger Nacer Chadli bags his first Premier League goal, swift counter-attack ending at Chadli's feet and he smashes in from 25 yards, the ball taking a second life halfway in mid air and flying in.

  44. 21:29: 
    GOAL- Fulham 2-2 Liverpool - Philippe Coutinho (72 mins)

    Liverpool just never know when they are beaten. Philippe Coutinho, who has had a fairly quiet night, springs into life when he cuts inside and curls an effort beyond Maarten Stekelenburg with the help of a deflection off John Heitinga. Back to the bottom of the table you go, Fulham.

  45. 21:28: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Fulham 2-1 Liverpool

    He's made one and scored one. Kieran Richardson's reward? First dibs on the bath - the winger being replaced by Alexander Kacaniklic.

    BBC Sport Chief Football Writer Phil McNulty at Emirates StadiumArsenal 0-0 Man Utd

    "Signs of life at both ends at last in these closing minutes. It's been a long time coming but suddenly there is the threat of a late winner from both sides."

  47. 21:26: 
    FINAL FIVE- Arsenal 0-0 Man Utd

    Last five minutes at the Emirates.

  48. 21:25: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Arsenal 0-0 Man Utd

    This has not been a great game but we've seen some fine saves, and David de Gea is now called into action to tip away Santi Cazorla's shot from the edge of the box. That was squeezing into the corner.

  49. 21:24: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Stoke 1-1 Swansea

    Stoke boss Sparky decides it's time to gamble, sending on loan striker John Guidetti for midfielder Glenn Whelan. A time for heroes...

  50. 21:23: 
    GOAL- Newcastle 0-3 Tottenham - Emmanuel Adebayor (82 mins)

    Tim Krul, you've had one. A total stinker. This time he parries Andros Townsend's shot from the edge of the area up into the air, Emmanuel Adebayor slams the follow-up back into the turf and it bounces high over Krul's head before nestling into the bottom corner.

  51. 21:21: 
    HITS THE WOODWORK- Arsenal 0-0 Man Utd

    Wow! Wojciech Szczesny gets into the game in a big way, wonderful, wonderful save! Wayne Rooney picks out Robin van Persie with a superb cross to the back post, Van Persie gets to it and his header is turned onto the crossbar by Szczesny's left hand!

  52. 21:20: 
    GOAL- Fulham 2-1 Liverpool - Kieran Richardson (63 mins)

    Unbelievable. Luis Suarez is left shaking his head in disbelief in the centre circle as Fulham retake the lead against the run of play - Martin Skrtel making a complete hash of a cross into the box and helping the ball back across to the near post where Kieran Richardson is on hand to bundle home from two yards out. The midfielder is booked for taking his shirt off during the ensuing celebration, perhaps relieved following that big miss at Old Trafford on Sunday.

    Former England defender Danny Mills, BBC Radio 5 live at Emirates Stadium

    "When Mesut Ozil has been breaking forward, because there was no-one to pass the ball to, all the Manchester United defenders were able to swarm around Olivier Giroud.

    "Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's pace means they should have a better option now on the break because of his pace."

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  54. 21:19: 
    CLOSE!- Arsenal 0-0 Man Utd

    What a chance! Arsenal should lead as Olivier Giroud shrugs off Nemanja Vidic to meet Bacary Sagna's teasing right-wing cross but he can't quite get there! Any sort of touch and he scores.

    There are under 15 minutes left...

  55. 21:18: 
    HITS THE WOODWORK- Fulham 1-1 Liverpool

    Luis Suarez has done everything but score in this second half now - picking up the ball on the edge of the box and lashing a shot against the base of the post. Liverpool are throwing the kitchen sink around at the Cottage now.

  56. 21:16: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Arsenal 0-0 Man Utd

    Arsenal do make a change but it's a no go for Sanogo, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain replaces Tomas Rosicky.

    David Moyes is also in action, replacing Juan Mata with Adnan Januzaj.

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    Si, a Chelsea fan in Potters Bar: Come on Juan Mata. Show us all why Jose Mourinho sold you to Manchester United and inflict some damage on our title rivals!

  58. 21:16: 
    CLOSE!- Fulham 1-1 Liverpool

    Edge of your seat stuff at the Cottage - Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez linking up well on the right and the latter firing a centre across the face of goal, but there's nobody around to put into an empty net. Not even Kolo.

  59. 21:14: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Newcastle 0-2 Tottenham

    Yoan Gouffran is the latest Newcastle player to test Hugo Lloris from range, it's a good hit but easy fro the Frenchman. That is a great save though! Rising to push over Mathieu Debuchy's header from no distance at all.

    Superb goalkeeping.

  60. 21:14: 
    Arsenal 0-0 Man Utd

    This is made for Yaya Sanogo...

  61. 21:13: 
    Fulham 1-1 Liverpool

    Liverpool have started the second half brightly but Simon Mignolet is forced to make a fine save to keep out Steve Sidwell's ambitious David Beckham-style attempt from inside his own half. Fulham do not look like a side anchored at the foot of the table.

  62. 21:12: 
    Arsenal 0-0 Man Utd

    AWAY! Dear oh dear, Wayne Rooney. He has time and space 30 yards from his own goal but just turns and smashes the ball 60 yards downfield. Aimless.

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    Adrian Snelling: Januzaj time?

  64. 21:11: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Newcastle 0-2 Tottenham

    Fine save from Hugo Lloris, diving full-length to tip away Paul Dummett's shot on the run. Best we've seen from Newcastle since that second Spurs goal.

    Mark Lawrenson, Football Analyst on BBC Radio 5 liveArsenal 0-0 Man Utd

    "Manchester United are pushing on, within reason. They are certainly not throwing everyone forward."

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  66. 21:08: 
    GOAL- Stoke 1-1 Swansea - Chico Flores (52 mins)

    They have had almost 70% possession but, ironically, Swansea level at Stoke through a header from a corner. The initial centre is cleared but Pablo Hernandez gets a second chance to put the ball into the mixer and his deft cross is headed home by Chico Flores. Cue a bow and arrow celebration.

    Chief football writer Phil McNulty at the EmiratesArsenal 0-0 Man Utd

    "Suddenly a little momentum for Arsenal in an otherwise turgid game. Manchester United are struggling to create despite the presence of Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie and Juan Mata. May soon be time for David Moyes to consider the introduction of Adnan Januzaj."

  68. 21:07: 
    Arsenal 0-0 Man Utd

    Twenty-five minutes remain at a stale Emirates. These players look like they've played a lot of football since Christmas, as Juan Mata shoots wide from 25 yards.

  69. 21:07: 
    Fulham 1-1 Liverpool

    Luis Suarez is going through the gears now - whipping in a 40-yard free-kick which is inches away from sneaking in at the far post.

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    Hugh in France: Does Tom Cleverley know he's not playing rugby? He's allowed to pass the ball forward.

  71. 21:06: 
    Newcastle 0-2 Tottenham

    Hatem Ben Arfa has come on for Newcastle as they try and find a way back into the game but it doesn't look too likely right now. Tim Sherwood on track for another fine three points.

  72. 21:05: 
    Stoke 1-0 Swansea

    Swansea have come out on the front foot in the second half. Wilfried Bony played a one-two just outside the box and blazed a shot high and wide with Nathan Dyer furious that he had not slipped him in on the right hand side.

    Former England defender Danny Mills, BBC Radio 5 live at Emirates StadiumArsenal 0-0 Man Utd

    "Antonio Valenica did his job well there as David De Gea was well beaten by Laurent Koscielny's header."

  74. 21:03: 
    CLOSE!- Arsenal 0-0 Man Utd

    Closest we've come! Laurent Koscielny bullets in a brilliant header from a corner, it's flying into the top corner but Antonio Valencia grows just enough to head it away from under the crossbar. Great defending!

  75. 21:02: 
    KICK-OFF- Fulham 1-1 Liverpool

    Time for another set of 45 at the Cottage and at Stoke. What have you got for us, lads?

  76. 21:01: 
    Sport Relief

    Sport Relief have revealed the 20 Premier League teams collectively clocked up 1,400.23 miles across 10 football matches this weekend as they helped kick off the launch of their brand new app, Make Every Mile Count. If you want details on how to support Sport Relief visit their website.

    The individual and team winners both were at Old Trafford as Fulham's Lewis Hotlby covered the greatest distance of the 275 players with 8.4 miles. Fulham were also the team to have run the farthest, covering 77.74 miles during their battling 2-2 draw with Manchester United.

  77. 21:00: 
    Arsenal 0-0 Man Utd

    Antonio Valencia beats his man, has three options in and around the area - but hits the first defender with his cross! Poor stuff, matched in quality by Arsenal's response, hoofed 60 yards downfield for Olivier Giroud to chase. That's not the Arsenal way is it?

    Former England defender Danny Mills, BBC Radio 5 live at Emirates StadiumArsenal 0-0 Man Utd

    "Arsenal were a very direct side when they were at their best, as within three or four passes they were in your penalty area.

    "Now, they go sideways so often. That has allowed Manchester United to get men behind the ball and nullify their threat."

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    Matt Collingwood: Mata played wide left AGAIN! Why spend £37.1m on someone and then not use them properly?

  81. 20:57: 
    Arsenal 0-0 Man Utd

    Arsenal are seeing plenty of the ball but there's zero penetration. It's all very dull stuff considering the quality of some of these players.

  82. 20:54: 
    GOAL- Newcastle 0-2 Tottenham - Paulinho (53 mins)

    Not the best again from Tim Krul, but Spurs double their lead! Paulinho starts the move with a backheel into the path of Emmanuel Adebayor, the Togo striker's shot is spilled by Krul and Paulinho follows it up to tap in from close range.

  83. 20:51: 
    Arsenal 0-0 Man Utd

    Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic have only played together 20 times in the past two seasons. They are reunited again at the heart of that United defence for the remainder of tonight's match, can they find their form of old? Neither look like being with the club next season.

    Mesut Ozil almost flicks a pass through to Olivier Giroud but Vidic cuts the ball out. Slow start.

  84. 20:51: 
    HALF-TIME STATS- Stoke 1-0 Swansea

    Swansea have had 67% possession but have failed to register a single shot on target. Something has to change there.

    Stoke 1-0 Swansea
  85. 20:48: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Newcastle 0-1 Tottenham

    Paul Dummett replaced Davide Santon at the break for Newcastle, who need to raise their game to find a way through.

  86. 20:47: 
    KICK-OFF- Arsenal 0-0 Man Utd

    And we are back under way at Arsenal and at Newcastle...

  87. 20:47:  
    MOTD's Alistair Mann at Brittania StadiumHALF-TIME- Stoke 1-0 Swansea

    "Swansea have dominated possession but haven't fashioned out too many opportunities and Stoke lead 1-0."

  88. 20:47:  
    Match of the Day's Simon Brotherton at Craven CottageHALF-TIME- Fulham 1-1 Liverpool

    "It's all to play for for in the second half. Daniel Sturridge equalised after latching on to Steven Gerrard's fantastic pass. All that after Fulham - all lively and enterprising - had taken the lead following a calamitous own goal by Kolo Toure."

  89. 20:46: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Arsenal 0-0 Man Utd

    Rio Ferdinand is on at half-time for Manchester United in place of the injured Rafael.

  90. 20:45: 
    Fulham 1-1 Liverpool

    And now Steven Gerrard rasps a powerful shot wide. All Liverpool now.

    Gary Lineker, MOTD presenterFulham 1-1 Liverpool

    "As good a pass as you're likely to see from Gerrard, and a delightful finish by Sturridge, gets Liverpool back on level terms."

  92. 20:44: 
    Fulham 1-1 Liverpool

    Daniel Sturridge has only played four games for Liverpool this season where he has not scored, and the striker tries his luck from outside of the area but his effort goes over the bar. He's got to be on that plane to Brazil?

  93. 20:40: 
    GOAL- Fulham 1-1 Liverpool - Daniel Sturridge (41 mins)

    The mark of a team headed for the Champions League. Steven Gerrard plays an absolutely sublime pass over the top of the Fulham defence with the outside of his boot and Daniel Sturridge latches onto it before steering past Maarten Stekelenburg with the help of the inside of the post. The England striker has scored in eight successive matches now. Class.

  94. 20:40: 
    Stoke 1-0 Swansea

    Swansea's Nathan Dyer seems energised by that Charlie Adam tackle - driving forward and dragging a shot wide. Stoke goalkeeper Asmir Begovic has some difficulty taking the resulting goal-kick because the wind keeps moving the ball. Or is it Uri Geller?

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    Ric Wee

    Ric Wee may have been unable to see his beloved Everton play live for the first time after their match with Crystal Palace was called off, but his trip from Malaysia has not been wasted as he meets Toffees boss Roberto Martinez and Leighton Baines.

  96. 20:37: 
    Stoke 1-0 Swansea

    Charlie Adams puts in a tasty tackle from behind on Nathan Dyer. It's handbags all round as both sets of players get involved. Ashley Williams is booked for his involvement, and Adam is shown a yellow card for his tackle.

  97. 20:36: 
    Life at the top
    Premier League

    Interestingly, given the praise that has fallen Liverpool's way this season, Tottenham will move level on points with them if tonight's results stay this way.

  98. 20:35: 
    Fulham 1-0 Liverpool

    This is excellent from Fulham - Kieran Richardson again getting joy down the left as he puts in a dangerous cross which Darren Bent heads badly over.

  99. 20:33: 
    Arsenal 0-0 Man Utd

    Not the blockbuster we were hoping for then. Manchester United fans will be pleased - maybe - to learn that their side put just 10 crosses in during that first half. Bit more mixed up.

    Former England defender Danny Mills, BBC Radio 5 live at Emirates StadiumArsenal 0-0 Man Utd

    "Arsenal's best chances, bizarrely, are coming from crosses. Olivier Giroud is causing Nemanja Vidic lots of problems in the air."

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  101. 20:32: 
    HALF-TIME- Arsenal 0-0 Man Utd
  102. 20:31:  
    MOTD's Ian Dennis at St James' ParkHALF-TIME- Newcastle 0-1 Tottenham

    "Tottenham are well worth their lead. Hugo Lloris only made that one early save from Papiss Cisse - since then Spurs have dictated the tempo."

  103. 20:30: 
    Stoke 1-0 Swansea

    Stoke continue to look the better side at the Britannia - they love these wild conditions, particularly Jon Walters who fires in an angled shot which Michel Vorm beats clear.

  104. 20:30: 
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  105. 20:29: 
    Arsenal 0-0 Man Utd

    Santi Cazorla wastes a good opening for Arsenal by slamming his shot into the back of Jack Wilshere. Not good enough.

    Chief football writer Phil McNulty at the EmiratesArsenal 0-0 Man Utd

    "Since that opening exchange of chances, this has been a very undistinguished, scrappy affair. There have been some wonderful games between Arsenal and Manchester United in recent years - so far this is not one of them.

    "Manchester United's best moments have come from carelessness at the back from the Gunners but not much quality on show."

  107. 20:27: 
    Arsenal 0-0 Man Utd

    Rafael is able to continue after a long spell of treatment. He looks pretty shaken though. Arsenal are pressing and harrying high up the pitch but this game is lacking quality, loads of errors.

  108. 20:27: 
    Fulham 1-0 Liverpool

    Fulham are beginning to drop deep as Liverpool try to get their attacking play going - Daniel Sturridge firing in a low but speculative effort which is easily saved.

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    Zubair: One of those miraculous games where saying 'Peter Crouch has scored against his old club' is of no use.

  110. 20:26: 
    Newcastle 0-1 Tottenham

    Lovely move from Newcastle, their best of the night, as Moussa Sissoko links up with Luuk de Jong but then flashes a shot over the top from 20 yards. Fine move.

  111. 20:23: 
    Arsenal 0-0 Man Utd

    Another nasty fall as Olivier Giroud and Rafael battle for a header. Rafael takes a real whack, landing on his neck. Ouch doesn't cover it, that is nasty. Giroud is fine to continue but Rafael needs treatment. Rio Ferdinand is out warming up.

  112. 20:22: 
    CLOSE!- Stoke 1-0 Swansea

    The wind is having an impact on the game at the Britannia Stadium, you can see the net blowing. Stoke's Marko Arnautovic picks the ball up just outside the centre circle and runs for goal, hitting a swerving effort from 25 yards which Michel Vorm tips over the crossbar.

    Vorm makes a total mess from the corner but gets away with it.

  113. 20:20: 
    Arsenal 0-0 Man Utd

    Kieran Gibbs wins a header which is straight at David de Gea and his heavy landing knocks the wind right out of him. Stoppage as he catches his breath, and we are back under way now.

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    Jo in Tunbridge Wells: As an opposition supporter, you can always rely on Kolo Toure.

  115. 20:18: 
    Arsenal 0-0 Man Utd

    Arsenal having a good spell now, working Manchester United down their left wing. Can they find a way through?

  116. 20:17: 
    GOAL- Stoke 1-0 Swansea - Peter Crouch (17 mins)

    Peter Crouch is obviously faring very well in the windy conditions! Charlie Adam's determination to win the ball releases Crouch, who lays off to Peter Odemwingie. The Nigerian striker hits the post with a low shot but the rebound is tucked away by Crouch, the ball somehow evading all four Swansea defenders crestfallen in its path.

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    John Barry: Poor Danny Mills is looking for logic in David Moyes's decisions. Don't try, Danny, there is none.

  118. 20:15: 
    HITS THE WOODWORK- Newcastle 0-1 Tottenham

    Spurs could be 2-0 up, and it's more good work from Emmanuel Adebayor. He wins the ball well and picks out Aaron Lennon on his left, the former Leeds winger cuts inside on to his right foot and fires in a low shot which is deflected onto the outside of the post. Tim Sherwood cuts a frustrated figure.

  119. 20:15: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Fulham 1-0 Liverpool

    Liverpool fighting back now - Luis Suarez's deflected shot being superbly saved by Maarten Stekelenburg. But it's all just a sideshow to the real entertainment being provided by Kolo Toure - the defender absolutely smashing into Phil Dowd as he made his way back from a corner and proceeding to send the referee flying. Phil's been Kolo'd.

    Kolo Toure
  120. 20:14: 
    CLOSE!- Arsenal 0-0 Man Utd

    Olivier Giroud robs Wayne Rooney of the ball 30 yards from goal and takes instant aim, lashing over the bar left-footed. This game's gone a bit flat, needs a goal.

  121. 20:12: 
    CLOSE!- Stoke 0-0 Swansea

    Charlie Adam's low shot from the edge of the area is easily dealt with by Michel Vorm.

  122. 20:11: 
    CLOSE!- Newcastle 0-1 Tottenham

    Newcastle have reacted well to falling a goal behind and Papiss Cisse nips the ball over the head of Hugo Lloris, but the ball drifts wide of the open goal. Good game.

  123. 20:11: 
    Off the bottom- Fulham 1-0 Liverpool
    Premier League

    That goal shakes things up at the bottom, with Fulham leapfrogging Cardiff and moving to within a point of safety as it stands. Kolo is the new hero of the Cottage.

    Former England defender Danny Mills, BBC Radio 5 live at Emirates StadiumArsenal 0-0 Man Utd

    "I do not get why you spend £37.1m on a player who has excelled in behind the striker, then play him on the left wing? Juan Mata is wasted out there for Manchester United."

    Keep up-to-date with Wednesday's Premier League action on BBC Radio 5 live now.

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    Neil Knighton: Good to see Ade in form. Not that today needs more cold water, but have Spurs just switched from relying on Bale to Adebayor?

    Mark Lawrenson, Football Analyst on BBC Radio 5 liveFulham 1-0 Liverpool

    "Kolo Toure could not do that again if he tried."

  127. 20:07: 
    GOAL- Fulham 1-0 Liverpool - Kolo Toure own goal (8 mins)

    You can't make these things up sometimes. First Kolo Toure cost his side a point with a stray pass at West Brom, and now he's scored an own goal at Craven Cottage. Kieran Richardson drives a fairly harmless ball into the box and the defender inexplicably gets his feet in a tangle and slices his clearance over Simon Mignolet and into the back of the net.

    Mark Lawrenson, Football Analyst on BBC Radio 5 liveNewcastle 0-1 Tottenham

    "Emmanuel Adebayor had a free hit as it was a poor decision from Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul. He should have dealt with that."

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    BBC Sport Chief Football Writer Phil McNulty at Emirates StadiumArsenal 0-0 Man Utd

    "Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger and Manchester United counterpart David Moyes have both been animated in their technical areas, with the Gunners' boss particularly agitated at the manner in which Robin van Persie has had two very presentable chances. Bit of a subdued atmosphere around Emirates Stadium and the game has not really taken off yet."

  130. 20:04: 
    HITS THE WOODWORK- Stoke 0-0 Swansea

    There's been a few mis-placed passes early on at the Britannia, but the wind seems to have died down. So maybe we should put the errors down to technical deficiencies? The best chance so far? Nathan Dyer's cross-come-shot which hit the crossbar.

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    Emil: Keep On hearing that David Moyes needs time. Personally I'd like to know how much time Moyes should be given until the summer? Another season? If Manchester United do not qualify for the Champions League that is failure enough in my book!

  132. 20:03: 
    GOAL- Newcastle 0-1 Tottenham - Emmanuel Adebayor (19 mins)

    A soft, soft goal puts Spurs ahead. Tim Krul was excellent in the first meeting between these sides but he's dropped one here, pushing out Nabil Bentaleb's left-wing cross straight into the path of in-form Emmanuel Adebayor. He can't miss. And he doesn't.

  133. 20:03: 
    CLOSE!- Arsenal 0-0 Man Utd

    Second chance for Manchester United, second chance for Robin van Persie. There's a distinct lack of conviction behind his strike again though as he runs on to Juan Mata's pass and delays a shot, rifling wide from the angle.

  134. 20:01: 
    CLOSE!- Fulham 0-0 Liverpool

    Fulham have blazed out of the blocks - Lewis Holtby setting Darren Bent free with a superb pass and the striker plays in Ryan Tunnicliffe but the youngster's shot is beaten wide.

  135. 20:00: 
    CLOSE!- Newcastle 0-0 Tottenham

    Decent, open game at St James's too as Spurs now go close from a set-piece of their own. Jan Vertonghen rises high and flicks a header wide from eight yards.

  136. 20:00: 

    Our 8pm kick-offs are now under way. Can Liverpool maintain their title challenge? Are Fulham capable of dragging themselves off the bottom of the league? How will Peter Crouch fare at a wild and windy Britannia. We'll soon find out...

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    Christer Ottesen: If Arsenal perform like they did against Liverpool this will be a draw, Manchester United are that bad these days.

  138. 19:54: 
    Arsenal 0-0 Man Utd

    Nemanja Vidic has started creakily, that's for sure. Maybe he was hoping the game would be called off. Arsenal begin to settle into their passing rhythm and Tomas Rosicky fires in a snap-shot which is deflected, and David de Gea recovers well to make the save.

    At the other end Robin van Persie meets Rafael's low cross but it's well defended by Per Mertesacker.

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    Abdullah Mulla: Vidic was at fault for both Fulham goals on the weekend and has started badly today. Beginning to under-perform.

  140. 19:53: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Newcastle 0-0 Tottenham

    Ah you've got to score! Luuk de Jong heads a free-kick back across goal and Papiss Cisse is free six yards out, he connects but it's tame and Hugo Lloris is able to keep it out. What a chance for Newcastle.

  141. 19:51: 
    Arsenal 0-0 Man Utd

    It's been an open game so far at the Emirates, as Wayne Rooney looks to play a cute pass through from his role in the hole but he doesn't quite pick out a team-mate. Juan Mata has indeed started wide out on the left.

  142. 19:50: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Newcastle 0-0 Tottenham

    Newcastle keeper Tim Krul had a blinder when these sides met in November, and he may be busy again. Younes Kaboul wins it back for Spurs high up the pitch and Paulinho drills in a rising shot which Krul pushes over at his near post.

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    Daniel Taktak: That will be Manchester United's best chance all game. Mark my words.

  144. 19:49: 
    CLOSE!- Newcastle 0-0 Tottenham

    The wind is swirling in the north east as both clubs give the ball away cheaply in the opening stages. Mousa Dembele then tees up Emmanuel Adebayor for a low shot which skims the far post. Good start for Spurs!

  145. 19:47: 
    CLOSE!- Arsenal 0-0 Man Utd

    Having seen that again, what a let-off for Arsenal. A massive chance for Robin van Persie, the sort you would back him to score all day long.

    And then a chance at the other end as Jack Wilshere skips away from Nemanja Vidic and is about to pull the trigger but Chris Smalling gets a block in. Olivier Giroud then heads wide after more poor play from Vidic.

    Could be 2-1 already!

    Former England defender Danny Mills, BBC Radio 5 live at Emirates StadiumArsenal 0-0 Man Utd

    "This game is absolutely huge for both teams. A loss will be a severe dint for their aspirations.

    "It is interesting to see where Juan Mata will play? It looks like he will be out on the left-hand side, which is not his best or favoured position."

    Keep up-to-date with Wednesday's Premier League action on BBC Radio 5 live now.

    Chief football writer Phil McNulty at the EmiratesArsenal 0-0 Man Utd

    "No problems with the weather conditions here in north London for Arsenal v Manchester United but it sounds like any supporters returning north will have a difficult journey home with train services badly hit."

  148. 19:46: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Arsenal 0-0 Man Utd

    What a chance in the first minute! Robin van Persie is played in by a mistake from Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta, he's one-on-one but his shot lacks conviction and it's straight at Wojciech Szczesny! Big miss.

  149. 19:45: 

    Game on at Arsenal and Newcastle, Stoke has been put back to a 20:00 GMT kick-off remember...

  150. 19:44: 

    Here we go then...

  151. 19:41: 
    Newcastle v Tottenham (1945 GMT)

    All set on Tyneside too. Will Tim Sherwood keep Spurs on track for a top-four challenge?

  152. 19:38: 
    Arsenal v Man Utd (1945 GMT)

    Nemanja Vidic lines up his side in the tunnel, Michael Carrick looking steely behind him. United really need a win, and maybe even more importantly a performance, tonight.

  153. 19:38: 
    Robbie Savage Q+A

    To check out the answers from Robbie Savage's Q&A, head over to the Match of the Day Facebook page.

    Danny Jones: "Do you think Liverpool can achieve any higher than 4th place and perhaps even a title challenge?"

    RS: "I think Liverpool will finish fourth - 7th to 4th is a good improvement. If I'm looking at Chelsea, City and Arsenal, I think they're better overall than Liverpool."

    Jason Lea: "Do you think any of the Man United squad apart from Rooney has cemented there place in the England squad based on their performance at the moment? If yes who would it be?

    RS: "I think Rooney will be the only starter in an England eleven. Personally, on form, I wouldn't take Tom Cleverley, but Phil Jones is versatile and can cover a number of positions and I think Chris Smalling will go. I think Danny Welbeck will go too."

    Annam Najeeb: "Do you think Arsenal have the tenacity to win the league, if they come out with a victory tonight?"

    RS: "No. Not buying significantly in this transfer window will jeopardise Arsenal's chances of winning the league, and I think Chelsea and Man City are better than them."

  154. 19:38: 
    Everton P-P Crystal Palace (1945 GMT)

    Heartbreaker. A Malaysian Everton fan of 30 years was finally ready to watch his team live for the first time tonight, taking this picture before the postponement.

    Ric wee

    Ric_wee: Sadly @Everton v Palace match called off due to bad weather. Dream to watch EFC play will continue to be on hold.

    Stop laughing...

  155. 19:33: 
    Arsenal v Man Utd (1945 GMT)

    Santi Cazorla is presented with Arsenal's player of the month award before the sprinklers give the playing surface, and Olivier Giroud, a late soaking.

    Defeat tonight could leave Manchester United 12 points shy of the Champions League positions. Would that be a step too far?

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    DJ Nice Watch: Boring game in the offing at Emirates. One goal to settle it. Manchester United to be awful with possession but might clinch it.

    Brendan Bennett: If we lose tonight, Moyes will be against the ropes. He shows no confidence in interviews and that must emanate around the club.

  157. 19:32: 
    Rene speaks- Fulham v Liverpool (2000 GMT)

    Fulham are four points from safety but boss Rene Meulensteen hopes last Sunday's 2-2 draw with Manchester United signals the start of a climb up the table. "That result has definitely helped us," he adds. "Hopefully we can be more adventurous going forward. That's why Darren Bent is back in the side."

  158. 19:29: 
    Arsenal v Man Utd (1945 GMT)

    With Manchester City now not playing tonight, Arsenal can now go top with a win against Manchester United. All the big guns are out warming up at a pretty serene Emirates. The wind which has blighted the north west this afternoon is not hitting north London.

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    Anthony: Moyes has a complete inability to inspire with his pre-match comments. All he talks about is hoping and trying, not expecting to win. The confidence of old has completely gone.

    Harry Barker: Inspired words from David Moyes, could have taught Churchill a thing or two on stirring the troops!

  160. 19:29: 
    Brendan speaks- Fulham v Liverpool (2000 GMT)

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers, interviewed in the Craven Cottage tunnel, says that his players will respect bottom of the table Fulham: "Rene Meulensteen is a wonderful coach and given time he will do a fine job here," adds Rodgers. "Fulham will feel they have to win their home games. Only Manchester City have scored more goals than us, but it's important our tactical discipline is right tonight."

  161. 19:27: 
    Luckily Oussama Assaidi didn't score...- Stoke v Swansea (1945 GMT)
    Charlie Adam

    We've all joked about it. Plenty of football fans aim to name their dogs, goldfish, cats or kids after their favourite players. I'm sure there are a few Yayas and Sergios toddling about in Manchester, more than your average number of Luis's in Liverpool, and maybe even a handful of baby Mesuts in north London.

    Add little Charlie Turner to the list, as Adrian Turner and Vicky Swann have named their son after Stoke midfielder Charlie Adam.

    "We were thinking about quite a few options," said 41-year-old Adrian. "The running joke all through the pregnancy was that we were going to name him after Kenwyne Jones.

    "But then when it was obvious he was leaving, I decided to name him after whoever scored the winner against United."

    Kenwyne! The one that go away...

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    Right let's make light of these postponements. I want you to tell me the worst weather you have experienced at a football game - be it Old Trafford or an under-11s match on the local playing fields. Any pictures? That's even better. It's #bbcfootball on Twitter or send a text to 81111.

    Mark Lawrenson, Football Analyst on BBC Radio 5 liveManchester City P-P Sunderland

    "The wind in Manchester has only got hurricane force in the last few hours. When I arrived at 4pm, it was not that bad.

    "I can understand why a decision has only been made late on."

    Keep up-to-date with Wednesday's Premier League action on BBC Radio 5 live now.

  164. 19:23: 
    Arsenal v Man Utd (1945 GMT)

    How you all holding up, Manchester United fans? Sick of getting texts off work colleagues every weekend? Anxiously looking at the fixture list and suddenly dreading forthcoming trips to places like Selhurst Park and The Hawthorns?

    I'm sure you at least take solace in the fact the club will spend millions revamping the squad in the summer, right?

    Wrong, actually. Because, as BBC Sport's David Ornstein reports, United will not be looking to buy and sell "a huge number of players" this summer, according to executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward.

    He warned large-scale changes could "destabilise" the team. Thoughts?

  165. 19:20: 
    Wenger speaks- Arsenal v Man Utd (1945 GMT)

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger: "We cannot be too bothered by Saturday's result at Liverpool, we must focus on playing the game we want to play. You worry too much about yesterday, you forget about tomorrow.

    "The quality is there, you know you are playing a big game when you see the names on the Manchester United teamsheet."

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    Tom Brookes: Never understand why games are called off at such late notice when fans have to travel so far?

  167. 19:18: 
    Manchester City P-P Sunderland

    BBC Sport's Alistair Magowan at Etihad Stadium: "I've just spoken to Manchester City's director of communications Vicky Kloss and she says that the game was called off by the police for safety reasons. Although the game could have gone ahead from a playing perspective, programme booths have been blowing over and a nearby wall has blown down so safety of fans cannot be guaranteed.

    "There is no word on when the game will be re-arranged for, but having just travelled across Manchester, it seems like a good decision to postpone the game."

    Man City v Sunderland
  168. 19:18: 
    LINE-UPS- Fulham v Liverpool (2000 GMT)

    Fulham: Stekelenburg, Riether, Burn, Heitinga, Riise, Tunnicliffe, Sidwell, Kvist Jorgensen, Richardson, Holtby, Bent. Subs: Hangeland, Kasami, Kacaniklic, Stockdale, Duff, Cole, Parker.

    Liverpool: Mignolet, Flanagan, Skrtel, Toure, Cissokho, Henderson, Gerrard, Coutinho, Suarez, Sturridge, Sterling. Subs: Brad Jones, Agger, Aspas, Moses, Allen, Kelly, Teixeira.

    Referee: Phil Dowd (Staffordshire)

  169. 19:17: 
    Fulham v Liverpool (2000 GMT)

    Darren Bent, who climbed off the bench to score Fulham's last-gasp equaliser at Manchester United on Sunday, is rewarded with a place in the starting line-up. Bent replaces Muamer Tankovic.

    Liverpool are unchanged for the fourth successive game although defender Daniel Agger, who has not played since 5 January because of a calf problem, is on the bench. Reds boss Brendan Rodgers also names Portugal Under-21 midfielder Joao Teixeira on the bench for a first time.

  170. 19:17: 
    Moyes speaks- Arsenal v Man Utd (1945 GMT)

    Manchester United manager David Moyes: "Arsenal have played very well all season, they had a poor result at the weekend but they have a good team and it will be a tough game.

    "All you can ever do is try and win your next game and see how it goes."

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    Peter Conlan: When does Moyes start Januzaj? I can't believe he's not among the starting XI.

    IamMichaelKross: Once again Moyes spoils the bunch, negative.

    Adam Gibby: Still no Januzaj! Why?! At least Young isn't starting. Progression?

  172. 19:15: 

    Men with chainsaws [see text below]? Is that how we stop this wind in its tracks?

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    Paul: On way to Etihad Stadium, stuck on train with power lines down awaiting men with chainsaws. Had a feeling Sunderland avoided being hit by a hurricane.

  174. 19:13: 
    Everton P-P Crystal Palace (1945 GMT)

    Any Crystal Palace supporters filing out of Goodison Park right about now? Let us know what's happening. A long journey home for what have been labelled by many as the best supporters in the Premier League.

  175. 19:12: 
    Everton P-P Crystal Palace (1945 GMT)

    Wow, this live text is going to be finished by 7.30pm at this rate. Two down, four to go it seems.

  176. 19:10: 
    BREAKING NEWS- Everton P-P Crystal Palace (1945 GMT)

    Everton announce that tonight's game has been called off because of building damage which has led to safety concerns.

  177. 19:09: 

    BBC weather forecaster Jay Wynne says travel will be very tricky overnight because of a combination of heavy rain, high winds and snow. Tomorrow is looking slightly better but there will still be wind and showers of rain and sleet around. More severe weather will return towards the end of the week, he says. Stay safe.

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    Alasdair: Got the 1331 train from Winchester for the Manchester City game. Still not getting there any time soon and now the game is off. Fun times.

  179. 19:08: 
    'It's a bit wild'- Stoke v Swansea (2000 GMT)

    Swansea boss Garry Monk: "It's a bit wild and windy. The safety of the supporters is paramount. A delay is never good but it's the same for both sides.

    "I'll make sure the players are focused and go ahead with the jobs in hand."

  180. 19:06: 
    Team News- Newcastle v Tottenham (1945 GMT)

    Newcastle striker Papiss Cisse recovers from a back injury to start in attack alongside new loan signing Luuk de Jong for the first time.

    Midfielder Yoan Gouffran returns to the XI after recovering from a groin problem. They replace Paul Dummett and Hatem Ben Arfa.

    Tottenham midfielder Etienne Capoue is back in the starting line-up, as is full-back Kyle Naughton. They replace Danny Rose and Christian Eriksen. Michael Dawson misses out.

    Newcastle XI: Krul, Debuchy, Williamson, S.Taylor, Santon; Gouffran, Sissoko, Anita, Sammy Ameobi, De Jong, Cisse.

    Tottenham XI: Lloris, Walker, Kaboul, Vertonghen, Naughton, Dembele, Bentaleb, Capoue, Paulinho, Lennon, Adebayor.

  181. 19:06: 
    Manchester City P-P Sunderland

    Tonight's postponement could cause the secretaries at Manchester City and Sunderland some troubles. When can they reschedule this game?

    Premier League clubs cannot play in midweek when the Champions League is on - regardless of whether City are still in the competition - and both sides are still in the FA Cup.

    Both sides' involvement in the Capital One Cup final means that they have already had to reschedule one Premier League fixture each. The rearranged game could be massive at both ends of the table too...

  182. 19:04: 
    Newcastle v Tottenham (1945 GMT)

    Terrible weather is battering the whole country, but it's game on at St James' Park tonight where Tottenham have not won a Premier League game in seven attempts since Thimothee Atouba gave them a 1-0 win in August 2004. However, Spurs are two points better off than at the same stage last season, when they went on to record the most points (72) by a team finishing fifth in a 38-game top-flight campaign, and will fancy their chances of a decent result against the Magpies.

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    Si's insights: Manchester City have got a lucky break. One suspects they'll be glad Mother Nature has paid a stormy visit during their goal-shy spell.

  184. 19:01: 
    Robbie Savage Q+A

    Match of the Day pundit Robbie Savage is doing a Q&A right now on the Match of the Day Facebook page. Head over there to post your questions and join Robbie as he answers some of the best ones.

    We'll also be bringing you a couple of the best answers right here.

    Don't forget, Robbie joins Gary Lineker and Alan Hansen for tonight's midweek Match of the Day at 22:40 on BBC One.

  185. 19:01: 
    Stoke v Swansea (2000 GMT)

    Marko Arnautovic and Marc Wilson return for Stoke from injury and illness respectively, with Marc Muniesa and Oussama Assaidi dropping to the bench.

    Swansea also make two changes - Pablo Hernandez replaces Jonathan De Guzman and Jose Canas comes in for Marvin Emnes.

    Stoke: Begovic, Cameron, Shawcross, Wilson, Pieters, Odemwingie, Adam, Whelan, Arnautovic, Walters, Crouch.

    Swansea: Vorm, Rangel, Flores, Williams, Davies, Canas, Britton, Dyer, Hernandez, Routledge, Bony.

  186. 19:00: 
    Robbie Savage Q&A

    Match of the Day pundit Robbie Savage is doing a Q&A on the Match of the Day Facebook page now.

    Don't forget, Robbie joins Gary Lineker and Alan Hansen for Wednesday's midweek Match of the Day at 22:40 GMT on BBC One.

    BBC Sport Chief Football Writer Phil McNulty at Emirates StadiumArsenal v Man Utd (1945 GMT)

    "Arsenal against Manchester United always carries great meaning - but there is an added edge to tonight's game at The Emirates after a harrowing weekend for The Gunners and one of pure frustration for David Moyes.

    "Arsene Wenger wants Arsenal to prove his theory that the 5-1 humbling at Liverpool was an "accident" while United manager Moyes will know they cannot afford to drop many more points after Sunday's 2-2 draw with Fulham at Old Trafford.

    "United are involved in the battle for a top four finish and a place in the Champions League next season so victory is essential tonight. Arsenal, meanwhile, can go back to the top of the table with a win."

  188. 18:57: 
    A bleak month for Moyes- Arsenal v Man Utd (1945 GMT)
    David Moyes

    It's fair to say David Moyes has had better months. In fact he's had better Februarys.

    Back in his Everton days, the Scottish manager won manager of the month in February 2008, 2009 and picked up the award either side of February in 2010.

    However, deep midwinter is proving to be particularly bleak for 'The Chosen One' this year. In just nine days, Moyes has seen his side lose at Stoke, held by bottom-of-the-table Fulham and, perhaps worse of all, have their style of play likened to that of a Conference side.

    Chin up, David. Your opponents tonight were hammered 5-1 last weekend. But they are, according to the league table at least, the second best team in the country.

    It never gets any easier, does it?

  189. 18:55: 
    Game OFF- Manchester City P-P Sunderland

    Here's a brief statement from Manchester City:

    "Manchester City can confirm that this evening's fixture versus Sunderland has been postponed due to exceptional and escalating weather.

    "The safety of those in around and travelling to the stadium complex cannot be guaranteed. This decision has been made by the Safety Officer and Greater Manchester Police. Both managers and the match officials understand and support this decision."

  190. 18:55: 
    Arsenal v Man Utd (1945 GMT)

    Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger reacts to the 5-1 weekend defeat to Liverpool by making two changes. Kieran Gibbs replaces Nacho Monreal at left-back, while Tomas Rosicky takes a spot in midfield ahead of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

    David Moyes makes the same number of changes to his Manchester United side following Sunday's disappointing 2-2 draw with Fulham. Tom Cleverley and Antonio Valencia are the men to come in to the midfield, with £27.5m summer signing Marouane Fellaini fit enough to end his two-month injury absence with a place on the substitutes' bench.

    Arsenal: Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs; Arteta, Wilshere; Rosicky, Ozil, Cazorla; Giroud. Subs: Fabianski, Jenkinson, Monreal, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Podolski, Sanogo, Bendtner.

    Manchester United: De Gea, Rafael, Smalling, Vidic, Evra; Valencia, Cleverley, Carrick, Mata; Rooney, van Persie. Subs: Lindegaard, Buttner, Ferdinand, Fellaini, Young, Hernandez, Januzaj.

  191. 18:54: 
    Everton v Crystal Palace (1945 GMT)

    Everton make just one change to the side that lost 1-0 to Tottenham on Sunday with Aiden McGeady replacing Kevin Mirallas in the starting line-up. On-loan striker Lacina Traore is on the bench alongside Ross Barkley.

    Everton starting XI: Howard, Baines, Distin, Jagielka, Coleman, Barry, McCarthy, Pienaar, Osman, McGeady, Naismith.

    Crystal Palace also make one change from the side that beat West Brom 3-1 with Yannick Bolasie left out and defender Jonathan Parr coming in. Goalscoring debutants Tom Ince and Joe Ledley are included once again.

    Crystal Palace starting XI: Speroni, Ward, Parr, Dann, Dikgacoi, Ince, Puncheon, Jedinak, Delaney, Ledley, Chamakh

  192. 18:52: 
    Making the news today
    John Terry

    What are the biggest footballing stories of the day which don't involve wind, then? First of all, England manager Roy Hodgson has ended all talk of John Terry returning to the England squad for the World Cup. "As far as I am concerned retirement is retirement," said the boss.

    Another story that caught my eye was Aston Villa telling the BBC that almost half the clubs in the Premier League are interested in reintroducing standing at their stadiums. Villa have offered to conduct a trial of 'rail-seats' at Villa Park.

  193. 18:50: 
    Stoke v Swansea (2000 GMT)

    The match between Stoke and Swansea will now kick off at 2000 GMT, 15 minutes later than scheduled, due to traffic problems outside the Britannia Stadium.

    Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Were you on your way to the Etihad but have been forced to turn around? Hanging about at the Britannia waiting for a final decision? A Newcastle supporter debating whether to wear a jacket tonight? Let us know how the weather is affecting your trip to the football.

    How do you let us know? On Twitter, using #bbcfootball, or by sending a text to 81111.

  195. 18:48: 
    Team News- Arsenal v Man Utd (1945 GMT)

    Marouane Fellaini is back on the bench for Manchester United, who make two changes.

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

    Man Utd: De Gea, Rafael, Smalling, Vidic, Evra; Valencia, Cleverley, Carrick, Mata; Rooney, van Persie

    BBC Radio 5 live

    BBC Radio 5 live will be keeping you up-to-date with all of Wednesday's Premier League action.

    Jonathan Overend and ex-England defender Danny Mills are at Emirates Stadium to provide updates of Arsenal's match with Manchester United.

  197. 18:44: 
    Stoke v Swansea (1945 GMT)

    Stoke defender Geoff Cameron: "We'll try to keep the ball on the pitch! The wind will be difficult. There'll be times we have to weather the storm."

    Swansea keeper Michel Vorm: "The wind is quite strong. It's usually windy here anyway but today it's something else. Asmir Begovic has the same problem!"

    MOTD's Alistair Mann at the BritanniaStoke v Swansea (1945 GMT)

    "With both clubs in the midst of the 11-team relegation battlefield, every meeting of sides within it takes on huge significance. Stoke's hugely disappointing away record means their results at home will doubtless determine their future.

    "The Swans have had similar problems to Stoke and have lost six of their last nine away games. Even scoring goals on their travels has been an issue, with just two registered in their last six away days.

    "In one of the tightest and most unpredictable relegation tussles for years it all points to this match having the potential to be as entertaining as the previous meeting, a 3-3 draw. I certainly hope so!"

    Simon Brotherton, Match of the Day commentatorFulham v Liverpool (2000 GMT)

    "Sunday's stirring rearguard action and late equaliser at Old Trafford should have boosted morale in the Fulham camp. But if Liverpool reach anything like the heights of Saturday's thrashing of Arsenal, it could be a long night for the Premier League's bottom club.

    "Eight defeats at home will soon become nine unless the Cottagers perform far better than they did in the reverse fixture at Anfield where they were thrashed 4-0. The game back in November is just one of eight occasions where Liverpool have scored four or more goals in a league game this season."

    MOTD's Ian Dennis at St James' ParkNewcastle v Tottenham (1945 GMT)

    "It wasn't that long ago that Newcastle United looked like Champions League contenders. However, the sale of Yohan Cabaye and a lack of goals amidst a drop in form has seen them fall away.

    "Tottenham remain at the forefront of the chasing pack for a top four place and will hope goalkeeper Tim Krul isn't as formidable as he was at White Hart Lane earlier in the season."

  201. 18:41: 
    Safety Inspection- Stoke v Swansea (1945 GMT)

    Due to the weather conditions at the Britannia Stadium, there will be a second pitch inspection at 19:00 GMT.

    Swansea midfielder Jose Canas is not happy with it, plenty of shaking of heads, but Mark Hughes has had a brief look around and given it the thumbs up.

    MOTD's Jonathan Pearce at Emirates StadiumArsenal v Man Utd (1945 GMT)

    "'As bad as it gets.' David Moyes could have made a rod for his own back with that statement after the slip-shod home draw with Fulham. If Arsenal win comfortably tonight, the pack will be howling outside the Manchester United manager's door.

    "Arsenal are vulnerable after their humiliation at Anfield and this is the time where their season has imploded of late. Arsene Wenger is right to say the defeat at Anfield 'raises some questions' - he has to come up with the answers otherwise the two clubs who dominated the early years of the Premier League could be mere also rans by the start of March."

    MOTD's Steve Wilson at Goodison ParkEverton v Crystal Palace (1945 GMT)

    "Who could possibly have foreseen a few weeks ago that this is arguably a game from which Everton need the points more than Crystal Palace?

    "The Tony Pulis effect on the visitors has been little short of phenomenal. They took just seven points from their 12 games before his arrival and have helped themselves to 19 in 13 games since.

    "Everton will be confident of victory, but are right to be wary of defeat."

  204. 18:40: 

    We're going to keep you updated on all the weather issues affecting tonight's Premier League matches, and we'll also do our best to get some football chat in here too. Here's some previews from the Match of the Day lads...

  205. 18:37: 
    Game OFF- Sheffield United P-P Brentford

    The weather shows no signs of abating. In League One it's Sheffield United v Brentford which has been called off because of a waterlogged pitch - Bramall Lane failing an afternoon inspection.

    Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany, FootballerManchester City P-P Sunderland

    "Game's called off! Make sure you get yourselves home and be safe, weather is terrible!"

    Everton v Crystal Palace (1945 GMT)

    Merseyside Police on Twitter: "There are roads closures in and around Stanley rd/Boundary road which will affect football traffic for tonight's game at Goodison Park"

    Kevin Kilbane, BBC Radio 5 liveJoin the debate at #bbcfootball

    "Terrible weather. May see mistakes tonight & some players may not quite fancy it."

  209. 18:36: 
    Train Troubles

    Richard Westcott BBC transport correspondent: "The "majority" of Virgin Trains services have been suspended on the West Coast Mainline. They had so much debris land on the line so quickly that Network Rail need to assess the damage."

    Follow the latest on travel disruption from BBC News.

  210. 18:34: 
    BREAKING NEWS- Manchester City P-P Sunderland

    Manchester City's game against Sunderland has been called off because conditions are deemed unsafe, with a red warning for wind in place for the North West.

    Man City v Sunderland
  211. 18:31: 
    Stoke v Swansea (1945 GMT)

    As we speak, they are having a pitch inspection, well a wind inspection, at Britannia Stadium.

    The officials are testing how bad the wind is. They leave the ball on the ground near the goal and it's being blown away. When they have the ball under their foot or on their hand up in the air it doesn't move and when they kick it, it seems to run fairly true.

    Big decision for the officials here.

  212. 1830: 
    It's blowing a gale out there!
    Overturned lorry

    It's Wednesday. It's time for six of the best in the Premier League but, as you may have noticed, it's a tad windy out.

    We've got a stadium inspection at Stoke while Greater Manchester Police have told people not to travel into the city centre unless it's absolutely necessary.

    I've seen pictures of a fire door blown off its hinges at the Britannia Stadium, one of those grounds which seems very windy on the mildest of days. In fact this may just be the ultimate 'wet Wednesday in Stoke'. Could Lionel Messi do it tonight?

    Will anyone be able to trap a pass?

    Motorways have been closed, train travel is tricky - but at the moment all six of our Premier League games are on.

    If you're on your way to a game, having troubles, or don't know what all the fuss is about - let us know on the usual channels.

    If you need some up to date travel advice, flick over momentarily to our colleagues from BBC News.

    Let's go...

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As It Stood Table

Last updated 12 Feb 2014 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 Chelsea 26 27 57
No movement 2 Arsenal 26 22 56
No movement 3 Man City 25 41 54
No movement 4 Liverpool 26 34 53
No movement 5 Tottenham 26 4 50
No movement 6 Everton 25 11 45
No movement 7 Man Utd 26 10 42
No movement 8 Southampton 26 8 39
No movement 9 Newcastle 26 -6 37
Moving up 10 Swansea 26 -3 28
Moving down 11 West Ham 26 -5 28
Moving down 12 Aston Villa 26 -9 28
No movement 13 Hull 26 -6 27
No movement 14 Stoke 26 -14 27
No movement 15 Crystal Palace 25 -16 26
No movement 16 Norwich 26 -20 25
No movement 17 West Brom 26 -8 24
No movement 18 Sunderland 25 -13 24
No movement 19 Cardiff 26 -25 22
No movement 20 Fulham 26 -32 20

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