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Summary

  1. Aston Villa sack boss Paul Lambert
  2. Willian deflected strike enough for Chelsea
  3. FT: Man Utd 3-1 Burnley, Stoke 1-4 Man City
  4. FT: Southampton 0-0 West Ham
  5. FT: Palace 1-1 Newcastle, WBA 2-0 Swansea

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By Tom Rostance and Marc Higginson

All times stated are UK

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Tonight in the Premier League

A round-up of tonight's games:

Chelsea 1-0 Everton

An 89th-minute deflected strike from Willian gave Chelsea a victory over Everton that maintained their seven-point Premier League lead.

Man Utd 3-1 Burnley

Substitute Chris Smalling scored twice to help Manchester United overcome battling Burnley and climb up to third in the Premier League table.

Southampton 0-0 West Ham

West Ham had goalkeeper Adrian sent off but frustrated Southampton by holding on for a goalless draw at St Mary's.

Stoke 1-4 Man City

Sergio Aguero scored his first goals since December as Manchester City secured victory at Stoke.

Crystal Palace 1-1 Newcastle

Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew earned a point in his first match against former club Newcastle as Fraizer Campbell's goal secured a draw.

West Brom 2-0 Swansea

West Brom moved four points clear of the Premier League relegation zone as goals from Brown Ideye and Saido Berahino secured victory over Swansea.

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No Lass for Hammers

Southampton 0-0 West Ham

West Ham boss Sam Allardyce has also confirmed that the club's bid to sign midfielder Lassana Diarra will not go ahead due to administrative issues.

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Chelsea 1-0 Everton

Paul in Fulham: At the Chelsea game tonight. I have never seen an instantaneous standing ovation for a piece of skill such as that when Cech saved from Lukaku tonight. Particularly impressive as he was a near spectator for much of the game. Great to see.

John on the way home from Stamford Bridge: Chelsea dominated and had to put up with Everton's constant fouling. Fair red card and fair result!

Jay from London: I can understand why everyone is desperate for Chelsea's best players to be banned, but please stop talking up the Ivanovic incident. He was just one player in a moshpit out there, and the ref saw the whole thing. Do not ban.

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West Brom 2-0 Swansea

Swansea are in 9th place in the Premier League table. Are they really not safe?

Manager reaction

West Brom 2-0 Swansea

Swansea manager Garry Monk:

"We were very poor, we had no tempo to our game. We made them look an amazing side, that's how poor we were.

"But credit to West Brom, they got their two goals and deserved their win.

"We can't approach a Premier League game with this type of intensity and tempo and expect to get anything out of the game. We huffed and puffed without creating anything.

"If we play like that in any league games coming up for the rest of the season then we will be in trouble.

"We lacked in all areas today. There wasn't too much in it in the first half but in the second half we didn't have the intensity."

Paul Lambert sacked by Villa

Midlands football reporter Pat Murphy

5 live Sport

"Jurgen Klinsmann has always been associated with Aston Villa, even during the Doug Ellis reign. I also know that Randy Lerner really admires David Moyes, but could Moyes be lured away from Spain? But I'm not sure Lerner will still be there at the start of next season.

"Villa have a good squad of players and Paul Lambert deserves credit for having nurtured them with very little money at his disposal. They just need a good coach and if he can sort them out I think they'll be alright."

West Brom 2-0 Swansea

BBC Radio 5 live

West Brom manager Tony Pulis on 5 live sport: "Is that the real Neil Lennon there in the 5 live studio?? Hello, Neil.

"It was a good performance tonight. We're pleased, but it's small steps towards where we want to go. Lets keep our feet on the ground. But we looked like a team tonight and it's the best performance since I've been here. And Swansea are a good team. The lads have to take a lot from this but make sure they understand how difficult the upcoming games will be."

Chelsea 1-0 Everton

Former Scotland midfielder Stuart McCall

5 live Sport

"If the replays show something, questions will so straight back to Jose Mourinho."

Manager reaction

West Brom 2-0 Swansea

West Brom boss Tony Pulis:

"It is probably the best performance since I have been at the club, but it is only one game and we need to replicate that.

"We deserved the three points tonight and I don't think anyone can deny that.

"Ideye Brown is a good lad and he has got a good attitude. He has trained well and worked a hard. It didn't work out for him at first but we have given him his chance and he has taken it.

"Victor Anichebe is injured so we only have those two strikers to the end of season, they played well today and I'm very pleased they got the goals.

"But we have midfielders that can also get goals and would be looking for the defenders to contribute too."

Man Utd 3-1 Burnley

Former England winger Trevor Sinclair

5 live Sport

"That wasn't good enough from Manchester United. Some better finishing from Burnley and if David De Gea wasn't on top of his game then Burnley really could have got something from tonight.

"And United's players have been working together for seven months now and they still look like strangers. They still look like they don't know where they should be on the pitch."

Chelsea 1-0 Everton

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho, who was last month fined £25,000 for saying there was a "clear campaign" against Chelsea, was not prepared to discuss the Branislav Ivanovic incident post-match or the possibility the Serbia defender would be banned.

Mourinho said: "I'm concerned with my reaction, because one more question I leave. The next question for that story I have to go."

Manager reaction

Crystal Palace 1-1 Newcastle

Newcastle caretaker manager John Carver: "It's another game unbeaten, that's one win, three draws and two defeats now, which is not bad in this league. We said before the game we knew we were up against a big physical side and the pitch was quite lively, so we knew it was going to be a bit of a battle.

"I stuck Papiss Cisse in. I was brave to play two strikers away from home, but he's a fox in the box and if he keeps scoring he has to be in the team.

"It's a bit strange [facing Alan Pardew] because I worked with him for four years but once I got off the bus I went into professional mode. After the game he said to me: 'Well done, you deserved the point.'"

Stoke 1-4 Man City

Former England winger Trevor Sinclair

5 live Sport

"Very good goals from Man City tonight. They were each really good, well crafted, the crosses were of decent quality and the arrivals of the players into the box was excellent. Credit to City for creating so many chances."

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Manager reaction

Crystal Palace 1-1 Newcastle

Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew: "I thought we should have won. We started well but the chances were few and far between. Newcastle only had one shot on target but scored. We struggled to break them down, but we scored a great goal - it was a really special cross and we deserved to get something out of the game.

"We had plenty of options on the bench and in the end the bench made a difference. Yannick Bolasie and Dwight Gayle came on and upped the tempo for us.

"It was nice to see my old team and my friends from the club. We took a point and we should be pretty pleased with that."

Chelsea 1-0 Everton

Branislav Ivanovic
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Did Branislav Ivanovic cross any lines in that late-match scuffle? I'll let you and the pictures decide...

Branislav Ivanovic
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Steve Howes: Everton came to foul. They were lucky not to see reds earlier. Justice was done.

Daramola: Great goalkeeping from Cech tonight. He could have easily won my Man of the Match if not for Willian's late show.

Uday Tumuluri: Unfortunately for Burnley it's a results business. Everyone liked a Cinderella story, but there aren't many out there, and for a reason.

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Man Utd 3-1 Burnley

And here are some good stats from Old Trafford. Check out the final one:

  • Chris Smalling scored with his first touch of the ball in this game; 22 seconds after coming on a substitute. This was the second fastest goal by a sub in the PL this season after Sammy Ameobi for Newcastle v Spurs (8 secs).
  • Burnley have conceded a league-high 16 headed goals in the Premier League this season; six more than any other team.
  • Since August 2013, Kieran Trippier has provided more league assists than any other defender in the top four tiers (17).
  • Since 2010/11, Robin van Persie is the only player to have scored 10+ goals in each Premier League season.
  • Manchester United became the 19th side to win a penalty kick this season in the Premier League - Aston Villa are the only side yet to win one this season.
  • Wayne Rooney has still not had a shot on target in the Premier League in 2015 (in 540 mins).

West Brom 2-0 Swansea

Another big win for West Brom at home, and the Albion are now up to 14th in the Premier League, and more importantly they are now four points clear of the drop zone. How important that could prove to be.

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Chelsea 1-0 Everton

Here are some key stats from tonight's game at Stamford Bridge:

  • Chelsea are unbeaten in their last 20 Premier League home games against Everton (W11 D9 L0).
  • Chelsea have won 34 of a possible 36 points (W11 D1) in their 12 home games this season.
  • Everton have won one of their last nine Premier League games (W1 D3 L5).
  • Chelsea have kept 16 clean sheets in their last 20 Premier League home games, conceding just six goals in that run.
  • Everton have won just 27 points in 25 Premier League games this season - 18 points fewer than they had at this stage last season in Roberto Martinez's first campaign as manager at the club.
  • No Chelsea player created more goalscoring chances (3) or attempted more crosses (10) against Everton than Juan Cuadrado (3).

Manager reaction

Man Utd 3-1 Burnley

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal: "I didn't like this performance today. Of course, we have won and the result is fantastic. But after this match you cannot say that we are going up and I want to progress every match. Daley Blind has a headache and maybe tomorrow it is better. I don't think Blind will be out for next Monday's game. But for Phil Jones, I fear. I don't know. We'll have to wait and see tomorrow."

Manager reaction

Chelsea 1-0 Everton

Here's more from Everton manager Roberto Martinez: "Football can be very cruel. I think it's very clear that the home team are trying to influence the referee. From that point on it's unfortunate. We constantly see it here. We have to allow the authorities to look into it.

"I think we've shown good signs in our recent performance. We've been really solid. What pleases me today is that we were very cute, frustrated Chelsea and created the best chances. That needs a good balance, especially at the hardest place in the Premier League.

"It's been a difficult season but we're looking forward to the final third of the campaign and European football. The performance was dynamic, full of confidence."

Manager reaction

Chelsea 1-0 Everton

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho: "Big game, big game. We found a different Everton, it's a compliment. A defensive Everton, very well organised and compact, very dangerous on the counter attack. They made it difficult for us.

"We tried everything and the spirit was amazing. The pressure was strong and they were in trouble for the last 10 minutes. We scored a goal which the linesman disallowed very well but everyone was inside their box for the last 10 or 15 minutes.

"In the end we got a very important goal.

"I don't have a view of the melee. In the first half Everton made lots of fouls, every attack was a foul. Gareth Barry could have been sent-off in the first half and Roberto Martinez at half-time replaced Muhamed Besic because he was afraid of the red card. At the end the emotion was high."

Manager reaction

Chelsea 1-0 Everton

Everton boss Roberto Martinez told BBC Sport: "We were in control. We had clear-cut chances, the best ones of the game - they needed world-class saves from Petr Cech. It's a shame we couldn't convert the chances. It's a huge disappointment. Our performance deserved a positive result.

"Every time a player loses a challenge it feels like the weight of the world is on the referee's shoulders and he feels he needs to react. To give Gareth Barry a second yellow card because of the reaction from Chelsea's players is disappointing. They surrounded the referee and their conduct was a real shame. It created a little bit of belief for Chelsea and the goal came as a consequence of that. It was a very scrappy goal - if you don't have the momentum often they don't end up in the net."

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Gareth: All the pessimism around Villa completely ignores the fact that a squad with class players like Benteke, Delph and Cole has quality in abundance and the next four games are eminently winnable. A smart managerial appointment to pep the squad up is all that's needed.

Dave: Some people are calling the Chelsea victory lucky. They had 21 shots versus only seven for Everton. Fully deserved the win!

Matt in Southampton: Mourinho delivering a title-winning performance tonight. Cagey 1-0 wins are what his champions are made of.

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Manager reaction

Man Utd 3-1 Burnley

Burnley manager Sean Dyche: "It's a tough business we are in and this game can sometimes kick you in the rear. The manner, energy and organisation... it was all on show tonight. But we have to turn performances into wins. I thought Danny Ings was terrific. But I could say that about the whole team."

Manager reaction

Stoke 1-4 Man City

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini, speaking to BBC Sport: "We returned to our normal performance, especially in the second half. We scored three goals in the second half and had more chances.

"It is important, not just the score, but also because it is not easy to score four goals at Stoke. They have been the difficult team for us to score against while I have been here. It is a tough place to come. The most important thing was to win and in the way we did today."

On Sergio Aguero's disallowed goal for handball: "Maybe he could not stop because he arrived running to the goal. It is difficult to understand."

Manager reaction

Stoke 1-4 Man City

Stoke City manager Mark Hughes: "I was more than pleased with what we produced in the first half, in the second half there were factors that meant we were not able to get at them. You leave yourself open when you are chasing as the home side and that is what happened.

"We have done really well in the last nine or 10 games. We did really well in the first 45 minutes but City were able to take it away with their bit of extra quality in the second half."

Manager reaction

Southampton 0-0 West Ham

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West Ham boss Sam Allardyce on 5 live: "That's more than a good point. We had to cope with going down to 10 men, which was a very difficult decision to stomach. Our keeper was fouled, no doubt about that. And then Andy Carroll got injured again, and just had to stand up front as nuisance value.

"The defending was absolutely magnificent and that point feels like a win. We've given our travelling fans a lot of heart with that spirit and the way we defended.

"It's the same injury as before with Carroll. He was declared fully fit the other day, but it wasn't a dangerous challenge on him. It was a knock and it's caused him the same injury again, which is obviously a concern for us. That's a big blow, and we have a thin squad at the moment."

Manager reaction

Southampton 0-0 West Ham

Southampton manager Ronald Koeman: "If you play 30 minutes 11 against 10 then you have to score the goal but we didn't. Everybody was running and we didn't make the pitch wide to make the space. There were too many crosses and I think that is the easy way for them to defend.

"I think we had one or two shots from outside the box and lacked sharpness up front. I said at half-time if we kept the organisation, the front players have to win the game tonight but they didn't.

"You have to react and work harder and be sharp in the box. Maybe in one or two situations Graziano Pelle was a little bit unlucky but he was not on the level he can bring."

Paul Lambert sacked by Villa

Midlands football reporter Pat Murphy

5 live Sport

"Paul Lambert wasn't at his best with TV. All the radio and press reporters will say he was good with us. He'd josh with us, give us gossip, be frank. He liked an anecdote about his time in Scotland or Germany. He was really good company, totally different from what you saw on the television. He used to sit and talk to us for 10 minutes before we even started. We'd give him pelters in terms of questions, but I respect him for never taking it personally.

"That Villa squad is not a bad one, and if they go down I'd suggest that was one of the better squads to have been relegated from the Premier League. They just need a good coach on the tiller. They need to unpick that goalscoring lock.

"Lambert loved Villa, loved the club. He was steeped in the club's history from day one. In his last game at Norwich they beat Villa 2-1 at Carrow Road. The Villa fans were chanting for him, and there was universal respect and approval for his appointment in 2012."

Manager reaction

Southampton 0-0 West Ham

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce on Andy Carroll's injury: "It was the same injury he has had before. He had a kick in the back of the knee and the injury has reappeared. He's done three days training and it obviously wasn't as good as we thought it was."

On the potential signing of Lassana Diarra signing: "That's not going to happen because of administration reasons, which is a real shame. Fifa regulations apparently, so after all the work we've done there and to get a player of his quality with a lot to prove would have been a huge bonus for us."

Chelsea 1-0 Everton

Everton have won just 27 points in 25 Premier League games this season - 18 points fewer than they had at this stage last season in Roberto Martinez's first campaign as manager at the club.

Manager reaction

Southampton 0-0 West Ham

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce, talking about Adrian's sending-off: "It's a foul on the goalie. Sadio Mane had two hands around him. It's bizarre why they can't see it but this is what we have to stomach today and it nearly cost us dearly. It lost us the opportunity to win the game and we had to battle with nine in the end when Carroll got injured to get an unbelievable point.

"It shows the character and resilience to get a fantastic result. It's almost like a win and a fantastic performance. "

Player reaction

Chelsea 1-0 Everton

Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech told BT Sport: "This game was all about the first goal - and we got it. We had a few dangerous moments going forward. Everton played very well, they were brilliant the whole game and made it difficult for us. We had to wait for our chance to come and it came right at the end."

Chelsea 1-0 Everton

I've still not seen a definitive replay of the melee at the end of the game. Will Branislav Ivanovic be facing some disciplinary action?

Player reaction

Chelsea 1-0 Everton

Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic told BT Sport: "I think we did a great job. I would like to share my man of the match trophy with the other 25 players. We fought for each other for the 95 minutes. We won this game with our heart. This game showed that every game will be difficult, especially in this part of the season. We are a bit tired because of so many games. We will give 100%, we have to continue to play like we have been playing."

Manager reaction

Chelsea 1-0 Everton

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho: "It's beautiful to win in the last minute, and it's so sad to lose. They have to be very disappointed, they gave us a very difficult match. We are very very happy and we think we deserve it. We fought so hard to try and win the game.

"We risked a lot to try to win. It was a refereeing performance that in my opinion was very good. We had a goal which was fantastically well disallowed by the assistant referee. A great decision.

"Everton changed its DNA, they defend really well and made lots of fouls. What we can call intelligent fouls. But if the referee follows the rules it's yellow card, yellow card and they paid the price for that. This is not a criticism, but they foul, foul, foul.

"Did Branislav Ivanovic go in with his head? Don't make me laugh. Don't make me laugh."