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Summary

  1. Leicester battle from 2-0 down to draw at Liverpool
  2. Szczesny errors gift Saints two goals
  3. Hull beat Everton 2-0, Bony saves Swans at QPR
  4. Newcastle 3-3 Burnley - late Boyd leveller
  5. Pardew in the crowd for Villa 0-0 Palace

Live Reporting

By Tom Rostance, Gary Rose and Marc Higginson

All times stated are UK

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Right then, that is just about all the reaction we have for now on today's Premier League action. Keep an eye on the BBC Sport website for any further comments from managers and players but for now

head on over to our coverage of Tottenham's game against Chelsea.

The hosts lead 3-1 at the break, making things interesting at the top of the Premier League table, and setting things up for a thrilling second half.

Man City 3-2 Sunderland

Sunderland manager Gus Poyet on Yaya Toure's goal: "He does it all the time against us! He did it in the cup final last year. He is a specialist in scoring great goals against Sunderland!"

Player reaction

Man City 3-2 Sunderland

Vincent Kompany

tweeted: "It wasn't easy but we started the new year in style. Looking forward to the FA Cup on Sunday! Love that competition."

Man City 3-2 Sunderland

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini says he hopes Edin Dzeko will be fit within a week, with Sergio Aguero available a week or so after.

He again plays down speculation linking him with a move for Swansea striker Wilfried Bony.

Player reaction

QPR 1-1 Swansea

QPR goalkeeper Rob Green on escaping a red card when he handled outside of the area to deny Wayne Routledge: "It's one of those where I started sliding out of the box and realised I couldn't do anything to get out of the way. It is something I got away with."

Newcastle 3-3 Burnley

Kevin Kilbane

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"Burnley thoroughly deserved it, coming from being a goal down, 2-1 down and 3-2 down. They have got a little bit up front and they are starting to find their feet now."

Manager reaction

Newcastle 3-3 Burnley

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Burnley manager Sean Dyche: "We had to make three changes and it was all going off in that first half.

"We had to deal with it and after that I thought we were outstanding, right to the death when we were still looking to score.

"The belief was still there and I thought some of the quality of our play was exceptional.

"Going into Christmas people said we might not win a game but we have taken five points from five teams in the top 10 and two in the top four. We still need get more points but we are going in the right direction and the performance levels are very high."

Manager reaction

Newcastle 3-3 Burnley

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Newcastle caretaker manager John Carver: "I don't think I have been involved in such a game of, to use the old cliche, two halves.

"We controlled the game and played really good football in the first half but the second half was pretty awful.

"I thought we had got out of jail (with Cissoko's goal) but they should have won the game. They were the better team over 90 minutes. They caused us more problems than we did them.

"We think Steve Taylor has snapped his Achilles tendon, which is disappointing."

Newcastle 3-3 Burnley

Newcastle caretaker-manager John Carver was denied victory as George Boyd scored a late equaliser for Burnley. Carver was in charge ahead of Alan Pardew's expected departure.

Manager reaction

West Ham 1-1 West Brom

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West Ham manager Sam Allardyce: "We would have had three points if we had a little bit more patience and stop getting over-anxious in terms of throwing too many forward.

"In trying to be creative we were over-creative and then they scored on the break. It's always difficult to play three games in such a short space - you could see the fatigue level in both teams.

"West Brom camped themselves in their half after the break. We didn't manage to break them, apart from the Aaron Cresswell free-kick."

Manager reaction

Liverpool 2-2 Leicester City

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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers: "We missed an opportunity at 2-0 up but I can't be too disappointed. We didn't play well and Leicester did, so a point was about right. We've got seven points out of nine, and that keeps us moving forward.

"We said at half-time it was still a dangerous game and once they got momentum they continued to play well. We didn't create enough in final third to warrant three points."

Manager reaction

West Ham 1-1 West Brom

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West Brom assistant Rob Kelly: "Both teams created chances and could have nicked it. The game got strung out a little bit. It was a good testament to our players that we played well until the end. West Ham are a top six team.

On the messages sent from new manager Tony Pulis in the stands to the bench: "There weren't really that many messages. We put into work the gameplan [former manager] Alan Irvine put in place. They came up with one or two ideas [Pulis and his former assistant Dave Kemp]. They let me, [fellow coach] Keith Downing and [goalkeeping coach] Dean Kiely get on with it."

West Ham 1-1 West Brom

New manager Tony Pulis watched West Brom produce a gutsy performance to pick up a deserved point at West Ham. The former Stoke boss sat in the stands, but appeared to relay instructions to the players and also visited the dressing room at half-time.

Manager reaction

Aston Villa 0-0 Crystal Palace

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Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert: "It was frustrating because we never took our chances. We looked comfortable with a lot of possession. We have lost two of the last 10 but we would like some more wins in there. In all credit to them we kept on going but we could have got a goal or two.

"You have to give Palace credit because they got everyone behind the ball and sat deep and kept it tight. We had creativity there but never took our chances.

"I remember playing here last year against Palace and got hit by a sucker punch and we didn't want that to happen again. You don't want players to pass for the sake of passing. We have started something new and we just need to finish it off.

[On whether there will be any transfer activity at Villa in January?] "I don't know. I need to speak with the chairman and the chief exec. If we can do something and it is right for the club financially I am sure we will."

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Jay: Not seeing many of those "Replace Arsene Wenger with Roberto Martinez/Jurgen Klopp" comments this season. Wonder why!

Wrongfooted: So what's that, eight points now that Lampard's gained City this season? Chelsea fans must surely be getting fed up with this now.

Javel Bleach: Brendan Rodgers is Liverpool's most valuable asset at the moment. Others need to step up.

Player reaction

QPR 1-1 Swansea

Swansea striker Wilfried Bony, who started on the bench: "It was up to the coach to make his choice. Everyone wants to play, when I came on the pitch I wanted to show him i should have started. I felt we deserved to win the game but in the circumstances one point was not bad."

Manager reaction

QPR 1-1 Swansea

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QPR manager Harry Redknapp: "It is a frustrating to concede with a minute-and-a-half to go. We should have seen the game out from there. We couldn't have asked for any more from the players.

"Leroy Fer is a great striker of the ball, we need him to keep shooting. He has all the tools, he can be bit casual when he needs to be a bit sharper but the sky is the limit for him. How Charlie Austin's chance didn't go in right at the end I don't know. It was two points dropped for us. We need to start winning games away and I think we need another six wins further down the line (to survive)."

Manager reaction

QPR 1-1 Swansea

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Swansea manager Garry Monk: "Rob Green clearly handballed outside the area. There was no obstruction. It baffles me. It was a game-changing moment for us. We didn't get that decision and we have to move on with the game.

"I don't know what more I can say in terms of these situations happening with us. We seem to be on the wrong end of nearly all of them. Wayne could have had his leg broken. The linesman said Wayne Routledge kicked out but replays show he doesn't. I hope people see sense. I hope the authorities do the right thing and we get the red card rescinded. In the end we got out just rewards with Wilfried Bony's goal."

QPR 1-1 Swansea

Wilfried Bony's injury-time goal rescued a point for 10-man Swansea to deny QPR, but the big talking point from that game was when home keeper Rob Green escaped a red card early on when he handled outside the area to deny Wayne Routledge.

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Southampton 2-0 Arsenal

Asim S. Tanauli: Szczesny needs a rest, he is trying too hard and is becoming very "trying" for us fans. Give Emiliano Martinez a run.

Shohidur Rahman: Would Szczesny start for any other top-half side in the Premier League? Don't think so. Average keeper on his best day.

Abdul Said: If Arsenal need a striker and have Lukas Podolski then why don't they use him?

Manager reaction

Hull 2-0 Everton

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Hull manager Steve Bruce, who this week dismissed talk of becoming Newcastle's next manager: "The Newcastle thing seems to be inevitable because I'm a Geordie. But I've still got a job to do here and today was more like it.

"We've had an awful November and December, but over the last couple of weeks I've seen the tide turning. We put in a terrific performance today and some of them have run themselves to a standstill. Three or four of them have injuries that are awful. I'm convinced we'll have a better second half of the season than we did the first."

On the decision to award a free-kick instead of a penalty following Gareth Barry's third-minute foul on Abel Hernandez: "The linesman in my opinion should have made that call, but thankfully it didn't matter today."

Manager reaction

Aston Villa 0-0 Crystal Palace

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Crystal Palace caretaker boss Keith Millen: "It is tough to come here and Villa pass the ball well. We kept our discipline and shape and had the best chance of the game [through Yannick Bolasie]. We ran out of legs trying to hurt them the other way. I am delighted with the lads' commitment. But we need to take our chances to win games of football. If that goes in, the way we are set up, it would have been hard for them to get back into the game.

"Alan [Pardew] came in after the game and congratulated everybody but he did say we need to be better going forward.

"I spoke to him before the game. He didn't interfere with tactics. After he introduced himself to the team. Hopefully he can improve the team and make us better. We need to win games to stay in this league.

"I had brief discussion with Alan and he says he is happy with the staff here and what we do. I am sure there will be more discussions. He will look at the staff and structure but at the moment he has told us to get on with it and work hard."

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Hull 2-0 Everton

Former Hull and Everton player Kevin Kilbane

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"It is not good times at the moment, it was a really poor performance. No real attacking threat or cutting edge in the final third. Again today the goals they conceded were poor. Overall they are in a rut and they are struggling to get out of it.

"There is a lot of characters in that side. Some have been there five, 10 years so maybe it needs freshening up. He spent a lot of money on one signing Romelu Lukaku this summer so maybe he should have spread it around."

Manager reaction

Hull 2-0 Everton

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Everton manager Roberto Martinez: "We need to work as hard as we can. Yes we have some injuries, but we have the talent that we used so well last season. We know what we can achieve. We started well and once we conceded the goal the confidence dropped enormously. We need to find solutions internally. The quicker we get back to winning, the quicker we'll get rid of that low confidence.

"This is a challenging time but we need to look forward to the second half of the season. But clearly the performance today after letting the goal in was not up to the standards we expect. There's no panic but we're not happy. As a football club we can never accept the run of results that we've had. We're a football club that will find solutions and we'll try to bounce back straight away."

Hull 2-0 Everton

Four successive Premier League defeats for Everton means they slip to 13th, just four points above the relegation zone. The win for Hull, meanwhile, means they move up to 15th.

Manager reaction

Southampton 2-0 Arsenal

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Southampton boss Ronald Koeman: "I think we played good football. We had very good organisation and had the best chances in the game. We had to kill it after 2-0 and in several moments our defending was outstanding.

"We had to score more. It's strange to beat Arsenal 2-0 and you're a little bit critical as we should have had three or four more at least today.

"We have a good team and can beat the big ones if we show the spirit we did today, everything is possible. We don't dream about the Champions League, we dream about our football and we will continue like that."

Manager reaction

Southampton 2-0 Arsenal

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger: "We looked like we were in control until the first goal. Overall they defended better than us. We made two mistakes and that cost us. The keeper kept them in the game with early chances and after that we helped them a lot.

The team really had a great generous attitude after what we had given at West Ham and to lose a game like that is difficult to swallow. Southampton are a good side but beatable today and we can only look at ourselves.

"When you're 1-0 down in the PL everyone tends to defend well and they did. We had chances today and were a bit unlucky as when Sanchez was through at 2-0 I don't see how the referee can't give a red card. It looks like he didn't get it right.

"We have to learn to win these kind of games. We will give our best to be as high as we can. We have to be more consistent."

Southampton 2-0 Arsenal

Southampton punished two errors by Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny to stay fourth in the Premier League. Szczesny raced from his goal in the first half to allow Sadio Mane to curl into an empty net from a narrow angle, and later kicked a loose ball while on the floor to Dusan Tadic, who poked in.

Manager reaction

Man City 3-2 Sunderland

More from Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini: "Nobody can be surprised with Frank Lampard. He is a top player with a huge amount of important goals in his career. When you use him in the second half, when players are tired, he knows exactly where to go and how to move. I always said that we would try to keep him for the rest of the season, it was not an easy decision but Frank is very happy to stay here and we need him here.

"I am very happy that New York City agree to leave him here until the end of the season. Maybe all the New York City fans want to see Frank Lampard playing and I understand. To see Lampard in New York is an amazing thing. I hope that he will be there next year but for now the best decision for everyone is for him to stay here."

Liverpool 2-2 Leicester

Mark Lawrenson

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"Leicester played with a real freedom that belied their position. Two debatable penalties but they picked themselves up and they really had a go. Nigel Pearson must have looked at that and said 'if we can bottle this we can really have a go'.

"And they have got pace too. On that performance today, forget about Liverpool, they made Liverpool look ordinary."

Manager reaction

Liverpool 2-2 Leicester

More from Leicester manager Nigel Pearson on Liverpool's controversial penalties: "I would like, moving forward, for officials to have the benefit of technology. I think it would be good for the game, would clear up indecision, wouldn't create differences within the ground, and would be beneficial to everybody involved in the game.

"As a manager we are under pressure to get results and it would be beneficial if we allowed officials to have every tool available to help them get everything right for the good of the game."

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Rob Burroughs: I know it's still decently early days yet, but four points above relegation was not where I expected Everton to be today.

Milo Thompson: Here's hoping that Pardew decides to take Williamson, Gouffran and Alnwick with him...

Davey Candlish: Newcastle fans booing a team that lost the lead three times? Sounds justified to me.

Manager reaction

Liverpool 2-2 Leicester

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Leicester manager Nigel Pearson, speaking to BBC Radio 5 live: "I'm disappointed with the penalty decisions against us, and it begs the question about the use of technology, but I'll concentrate on the response from our players.

"We were dangerous, we showed our intent from the start. To come in two down was harsh. So I'm delighted for the players. They've put so much energy into the game and we showed we were a good side. A point was the least we deserved.

"We created chances throughout the game. We had to defend with a lot of determination and skill. When you face Liverpool, their quality will open you up. We showed resilience.

"We have to build on the last two results. We haven't always picked up the points our performances have deserved. But I'm pleased with how we responded to the disappointments of the first half."

Liverpool 2-2 Leicester

Two controversial Steven Gerrard penalties seemed to have set Liverpool on course to victory against Leicester but the Foxes hit back with two goals in as many minutes.

A good point for Leicester, but boss Nigel Pearson is not best pleased with the penalty decisions...

Player reaction

Aston Villa 0-0 Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace defender Joel Ward: "Away from home that is a good result and we also created the best chance of the game with Yannick [Bolasie] hitting the bar. We'll take the positives.

"There are things off the pitch we can't affect but off the pitch we have conducted ourselves brilliantly and prepared professionally. We have two draws from the last two games but we should have had two wins.

"It will be good to get him [Alan Pardew] in and for him to add to us and do what he wants to do. He has experience of managing in the Premier League. Hopefully when he comes in we will pick up the results we need."

Manager reaction

Man City 3-2 Sunderland

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Sunderland manager Gus Poyet: "The idea was to frustrate City. There wasn't much in the game until an incredible goal from Yaya Toure and then the game opened up. It was end-to-end, maybe too open but you can't concede straight away after we got it back to 2-2.

"In the first half we defended well but on the ball we were very poor. The Yaya Toure goal changed the game completely and when you open up against City you can concede four or five so we were in a tricky spot.

"We are not good enough to play that open. We could win 5-4 but we will probably lose 5-2. I won't be changing my ways.

"Anyone can put 11 players on the pitch and tell them to kick and run after it. You have to do more."

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Martin: Really feel for New York City FC fans, who won't get to see a player they never had play for a team they've never seen in a stadium they haven't built.

BBC MOTD host (and former Leicester striker) Gary Lineker: Astonishingly spirited and excellent performance by Leicester to come back from two pony decisions at Anfield.

Birmingham Mail reporter Mat Kendrick: Cunning plan by Villa to be so late on Match of the Day that their 'highlights' end up being shown first on next week's show...

Manager reaction

Man City 3-2 Sunderland

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Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini: "I think Frank Lampard is a very important player, particularly in these cases when you need a goal. But we played a very good 90 minutes, we moved the ball well and the only mistake was to give away a second goal from a penalty.

"The penalty was too easy for them. It was our mistake. We have Frank who scores goals but we also had four or five clear chances to score. Costel Pantilimon was their best player.

"We played against 10 defenders for the whole game. Of course I am concerned that again we threw away a two-goal lead but it was different than against Burnley.

"Don't expect Manchester City to be active in the transfer window. Yes, we can act, maybe bring in a player or two on loan but we are not rushing to do that."

How the table looks

Premier League
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And here is the top of the table after Manchester City kept up the pressure on leaders Chelsea, who play Tottenham at 17:30 GMT, by beating Sunderland 3-2.