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  1. Burnley grab late draw at Chelsea
  2. Chelsea's Matic sent off for a push
  3. Arsenal hold on to win at Palace
  4. Joey Barton shown straight red on 32 mins
  5. Stoke score late winner at Aston Villa

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By Tom Rostance, Michael Emons and Andy Cryer

All times stated are UK

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A marathon of post-match reaction this afternoon, I hope you enjoyed.

We are closing this page down for the night now but you can follow the second-half of

Manchester City's clash with Newcastle right here.

"Even Lineker would have reacted"

Chelsea 1-1 Burnley

Former England winger Chris Waddle

606 phone-in on BBC Radio 5 live

Nemanja Matic
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"It's the worst challenge in football whenever anybody goes over the top. Even Gary Lineker or somebody like that would have reacted because it was a shocking challenge. I'm not saying Ashley Barnes deliberately did it but it was a leg-breaker.

"It's not in the rule book but basically we should analyse Nemanja Matic's response as a quick reaction. He's got to two when counting to 10, and any other player in the world would have done what he did."


Man City 3-0 Newcastle

Manchester City are moving to within five points of leaders Chelsea, they are three up and cruising at the break.

Follow a full minute-by-minute page on that game here.

Swansea 2-1 Manchester United

Manchester United suffered only their second Premier League defeat since November as Bafetimbi Gomis's

late goal gave Swansea victory.

Ander Herrera's low strike put United ahead, but the hosts responded immediately as Ki Sung-yueng flicked in from Jonjo Shelvey's cross.

Louis van Gaal's side dominated the second half but failed to score.

Shelvey's 75th-minute shot deflected off Gomis to give the Swans a first league double over United.

Defeat is a setback for United's Champions League hopes.

Sunderland 0-0 West Brom

Sunderland remain in Premier League relegation trouble following boss Gus Poyet's unity call as fellow strugglers

West Brom held them to a dire draw.

Albion defender Joleon Lescott escaped with a booking after appearing to commit a professional foul on striker Danny Graham in the fifth minute.

Sunderland winger Adam Johnson had a goal ruled out for offside, and Seb Larsson was denied by Ben Foster.

The stalemate leaves the Black Cats 16th, three points above the relegation zone, while West Brom are five points and two places better off.

Hull 2-1 QPR

Dame N'Doye scored his second Premier League goal in as many games as

Hull City earned a late win over 10-man QPR to move clear of the relegation zone.

Nikica Jelavic volleyed the home side into a 16th-minute lead from Steven Caulker's poor headed clearance.

Charlie Austin headed a first-half equaliser for QPR just minutes after Joey Barton had been sent off for lashing out at Tom Huddlestone.

Hull move up to 15th, while QPR are out of the drop zone on goal difference.

Crystal Palace 1-2 Arsenal

Arsenal survived a late scare as they held on to beat Crystal Palace

and take third spot in the Premier League.

Santi Cazorla put the Gunners ahead when he converted a penalty after Pape Souare brought down Danny Welbeck.

England striker Welbeck was involved in his side's second goal as his low effort was parried by Julian Speroni before Olivier Giroud netted the rebound.

Palace's Glenn Murray scored in injury time after a goalmouth scramble and then hit the post as Arsenal held on.

Matic off, Mourinho miffed

Chelsea 1-1 Burnley

Chelsea had Nemanja Matic sent off as the Premier League leaders

were held to a draw by relegation-battling Burnley.

Branislav Ivanovic put the Blues ahead when he slotted in Eden Hazard's cross.

An Ivanovic shot struck Michael Kightly's arm and Diego Costa was pushed by Jason Shackell as the home side had two penalty appeals rejected.

Matic was dismissed when he reacted angrily to a challenge from Ashley Barnes and Burnley capitalised when Ben Mee headed in a late corner.

Sherwood undone

Aston Villa 1-2 Stoke

New Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood's reign

began with a stoppage-time defeat by Stoke, the club's sixth straight league loss leaving them second bottom.

In the dugout for the first time since replacing the sacked Paul Lambert, Sherwood saw on-loan winger Scott Sinclair head in Fabian Delph's cross.

Mame Diouf beat Brad Guzan from six yards to level before the break.

And Victor Moses's 91st-minute penalty won it - with Villa's Ron Vlaar shown a red card for bringing down the winger.

Saturday round-up

If you're just getting in from a game, here's what happened in the Premier League this afternoon:

Player reaction on Twitter

Crystal Palace 1-2 Arsenal

Arsenal players in the dressing room

Arsenal defender

Laurent Koscielny: "Well done my friends. Three points, important win, now next game."

Crystal Palace 1-2 Arsenal

Olivier Giroud netted his 50th goal for Arsenal in all competitions this afternoon.

The Gunners are unbeaten in their last 12 visits to Selhurst Park to play Palace in all competitions (W7 D5).

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Chelsea 1-1 Burnley

Shohidur Rahman: Just seen Ashley Barnes' horror 'tackle' on Nemanja Matic. Matic is only human, the reaction was warranted.

Tung Nguyen: I believe Swansea player Wayne Routledge got a red for a similar incident and that was overturned. Hope Chelsea will do the same.

Steve, Wigan: What is it with these big clubs like Chelsea? It's always the official that is at fault. Maybe the red card was wrong. Maybe Chelsea should have had a penalty but if you're that good why don't you score goals? With so much talent put the result out of the official's reach. Stop blaming human referees.

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Lines are open - have your say

606 phone-in

BBC Radio 5 live

Over on BBC Radio 5 live 606 is just about to get under way. Darren Fletcher is joined by former England winger Chris Waddle and lines are open for this evening's show.

You can have your say by calling 0500 909 693, texting 85058, or it's

@bbc606 on Twitter.

Barca beaten

Spanish La Liga


Barcelona missed the chance to go top of La Liga as they

suffered a shock home defeat to seventh-placed Malaga.

Juanmi scored the seventh-minute winner following a Dani Alves mistake as Barcelona's 11-match winning run ended.

A second home league defeat of the season means Barcelona stay a point behind Real Madrid.

I can't imagine this Manchester City performance is doing much for Jose Mourinho's mood. The lead at the top of the table will be cut to five points if it stays like this.

Man City 3-0 Newcastle

BBC Radio Manchester

Former Manchester City striker Shaun Goater: "Wow what a ball, what a run and what finish. Edin Dzeko wants to show exactly what he can do and he is doing that so far. It doesn't get any better than that.

"There has been a lot of talk about Wilfried Bony and Dzeko will be thinking 'don't forget about me' and he isn't letting the manager forget."

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Van Persie injured?

Swansea 2-1 Manchester United

Robin van Persie
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As if you Manchester United fans out there aren't feeling miserable enough, here's some more (potentially) bad news. We've just seen Robin van Persie hobbling out of the Liberty Stadium on crutches, with a protective boot around his right ankle.

The Dutchman crumbled to the ground in the latter stages of the 2-1 defeat, but could not be replaced as United had already made their three substitutions.

No word from United boss Louis van Gaal in the tunnel afterwards about the extent of the injury. But we'll bring you more as we get it....


Man City 3-0 Newcastle - Edin Dzeko (21 mins)

A lovely, lovely goal. David Silva pops an inch-perfect pass over the top, Edin Dzeko kills it with a chest and then sweeps home on the half-volley. Goodnight Newcastle, and thanks for coming.

Follow that game in detail here.

'Back to schoolboy football'

Hull 2-1 QPR

Steve Bruce

Hull manager Steve Bruce, speaking to BBC Sport: "I think it's happened to us five or six times this year when we have conceded late on, so we were due one, that is for sure. Robert Green made a great save just 30 seconds before and I thought: 'We would take a point from here.' QPR were resilient, we've seen it often - it is very hard to play with 10 men. But we stuck at it, and we got the win in the end. When we did get 2-1 up we had five centre-forwards on the pitch and I though what am I going to do now? It was back to the school days.

"It's always been important for us that Nikica Jelavic stays fit. That was the key for us. He was injured in the warm-up at Arsenal in October, he had an operation and came back too quickly from that. We needed something if Jelavic broke down, and Dame N'Doye I first saw in Denmark in the Champions League. We had to work extremely hard to get him but he has now got two in two games, and that could just be the difference."

On the sending off of Joey Barton: "The first challenge the referee was correct to give the yellow card, then there was a bit of a kafuffle, and I don't know what Barton did to be honest, someone told me he punched him in the privates, I don't think he can get away with that.

"We are upon it now. The tickly bit of the season is about to start, and there will be some strange results, as we've seen today. We've given ourselves a massive chance. We had our worst afternoon here a few weeks ago when we played Newcastle, but thankfully we've responded in the right way, with back-to-back wins, which is huge."

Player reaction

Sunderland 0-0 West Brom

West Brom defender Joleon Lescott on his alleged professional foul on Danny Graham, which brought a yellow card: "I didn't think I touched him to be honest, so I wasn't nervous. The ref didn't seem like he was going to do anything. Then the linesman gave it.

"At half-time, someone said I pulled him, someone said I tripped him. I thought: Which one was it?"

'Historic double no mean feat'

Swansea 2-1 Manchester United


Swansea manager Garry Monk on his club completing a first league double against Manchester United: "I don't know if today is better than the win at Old Trafford - it's quite even. It was a great result - what a fantastic day. The team have done tremendously well against a side like Manchester United.

"To take six points off Manchester United for the first time in the club's history is a great achievement. To make history for this club is fantastic for this team to be remembered and it is no mean feat."

On fighting back from a 1-0 deficit: "Whenever you go a goal down it is against the plan but I thought we showed a good reaction. That's what we did, we got a goal back straight away and finished the half OK.

"We came out in the second half and had to withstand some pressure - understandable because Manchester United are a very good side. I thought we defended very well and I can only remember them having one shot on target in the second half."

'One mistake can cost you'

Aston Villa 1-2 Stoke

Scott Sinclair, Aston Villa's goalscorer: "I felt as though we needed to go forward and keep pushing for goals after we scored. We need to manage games better, keep possession and create more chances than we did.

"Once we get a win it will breed more confidence in the squad, so that's the main priority - getting three points and build from that."

On the sending off: "Ron Vlaar has been a top man and outstanding in the game. One mistake can cost you and we need to make sure we learn from that."

On the new manager Tim Sherwood: "He has made a difference. The first 20 minutes we looked enthusiastic, kept the ball and went 1-0 up. He has told us to go and do our thing and to make things happen."

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Swansea 2-1 Manchester United

Swans fan, Dreamland: I'm just going to say it again.. Swansea do the Double over Manchester United!

Ben, Norwich: Absolutely ashamed to be a Manchester United fan at the moment due to the board letting this happen to a beautiful club. Louis van Gaal should be sacked no later than midnight. Absolute disgrace spending £150 million to turn them into nothing better than last year. The fans are speaking. LVG OUT!

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Man City 2-0 Newcastle - Samir Nasri (12 mins)

Clinical, very clinical. Edin Dzeko races down the left, squares the ball to Samir Nasri inside the penalty area and he does the rest. The midfielder shows great feet and composure to work a bit of space before slamming the ball into the top corner. Newcastle, I don't envy you now.

Follow minute by minute updates of that game here.

'I don't know the offside rule'

Sunderland 0-0 West Brom

West Brom head coach Tony Pulis: "The first 20-25 minutes, we were OK and played good stuff - but then we got away from what we were trying to do. They had two bad results and we knew they would be up for it, with Gus sending out that letter and getting the fans onside. Their supporters cheered for everything."

On referee Mike Jones' decision only to book Albion defender Joleon Lescott for an apparent professional foul on Danny Graham: "The lad who's fallen down with Joleon, I've seen old ladies take bigger touches than that and not fall over in the street. He's fallen over."

On the decision to disallow a first-half Adam Johnson goal for offside: "Jermain Defoe is offside and he's interfering with play. He couldn't have given it for Johnson, because he's level. But I don't know the offside rule, to put it bluntly."

'I'm proud of the players'

Crystal Palace 1-2 Arsenal

Alan Pardew

Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew said: "I can't remember being as fulfilled by a defeat for a long time. I'm so proud of the players and I feel so despondent for them to not get anything out of the game.

"From the start to the finish we had a game plan to threaten them and give them no time. We were superb, but sometimes this game can be very cruel.

"The performance from the players and the fans was exemplary. We couldn't have done any more. I was kicking myself that we were 2-0 down because we had been so much better than that. We played the best football that we have done since I've been here."

'United didn't create many clearcut chances'

Swansea 2-1 Manchester United

Lukasz Fabianski

Swansea keeper Lukasz Fabianski: "The atmosphere is good in the dressing room - everyone is happy with the win, especially against that kind of opponent. It gives us a massive boost of confidence for the coming games.

"I had a lot of crosses and set pieces to deal with, I was expecting more shots instead of crosses. But anyway, we managed to win so we are all happy.

"I think at Old Trafford we had more possession and looked more comfortable on the ball. Today, United had more possession obviously but they didn't create that much. They had a few half chances but nothing that clearcut."

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Chelsea 1-1 Burnley

Lisa: Very disappointed Chelsea fan at Stamford bridge. Referee had a shocker, two points dropped but worse than anything Nemanja Matic is the one player we really can't replace. The thought of losing to Spurs on Sunday...

Richard Clarke: So Chelsea only draw and the world has ended. Why, every time, does Jose Mourhino think they have been hard done by when they don't win. Disputed decisions are a part of the game - some you win some you lose. He's like a spoilt child and is no doubt sulking like one now.

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Barton gutted to be sent off

Hull 2-1 QPR

Joey Barton
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Queens Park Rangers midfielder

Joey Barton, on Twitter: "Young kid making his debut has made a good tackle. Couple of Hull players trying to get him sent off. My job as captain is to protect him.

"I've tried to prevent Hull's players influencing the referee as you can see by me pushing Alex Bruce away. My actions towards Tom Huddlestone were certainly not malicious, it was a stupid reaction to being barged but I can appreciate it wasn't right.

"I'm gutted I got sent off. I've let my teammates down today and being someone who puts the team above everything else I'm gutted about that."

Manager reaction

Crystal Palace 1-2 Arsenal

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said: "It was about fighting for the win. Crystal Palace made it a really tough game and we had to dig deep on a difficult pitch against a good team so I'm very happy with the win.

"Palace gave everything they had. It was like a cup game. They closed us down and stopped us playing."

Manager reaction

Aston Villa 1-2 Stoke

Tim Sherwood
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New Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood: "I am bitterly disappointed. I didn't think we deserved to lose the game but we didn't do enough to win it. We have to go and do a job and forget any anxiety.

"It will be a work in progress, there is a lot of work to be done and I've told the lads that. We have to brave and get on the ball.

"There is no point in me getting a big stick out and banging them on the head with it. It is about me getting the best out of them for the remaining games.

"We will improve. It is a very short amount of time to get instructions into them but we will get better and we need to keep this great club in the Premier League. We are not thinking about going down."


Man City 1-0 Newcastle - Sergio Aguero (Pen 2 mins)

Manchester City win a penalty inside 30 seconds and Sergio Aguero puts it away.

Follow that game in detail here.

Hull 2-1 QPR

Former England midfielder Jermaine Jenas

Final Score

"I have been really impressed with Steve Bruce's player acquisition but he has had a lot of bad luck with injuries. Once it does come together and the players are all fine then Hull City could find the back end of the season looks a lot more easy than it seems. "

Manager reaction

Aton Villa 1-2 Stoke

Stoke boss Mark Hughes: "Before the game there was a lot of positivity around Villa and rightly so. I think Tim (Sherwood) will be a very good appointment.

"But today was about what we needed to do as a group and to have a response to the previous weekend at Blackburn (a 4-1 defeat) when we didn't do ourselves justice.

"Not too many people gave us a chance of winning, which we were a bit taken aback by. But we played well. I would have settled for a point - but I think we deserved all three.

"It was a key game for us on a number of levels and I am delighted with what we produced. If we keep on performing like this then I will be very happy at the end of the season."

Man City v Newcastle (17:30 GMT)

The teams are out at Manchester City.

We are staying across all of the reaction here but follow

that match minute-by-minute here.

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Yousuf Ali: People talk about referees job being difficult but I'd love a job where I can consistently make mistakes and get away with it.

Hardik Dhanak: Refereeing has ruined the EPL this season... Need some serious change in that.

Jack Robinson: Best League in the world, but shocking decisions every week against a team on top like it's planned. People will soon get tired.

'It was a bad decision'

Sunderland 0-0 West Brom

Sunderland head coach Gus Poyet: "We knew before the game what West Brom would do. Tony Pulis is a genius at setting up teams, so you need something to go for you. Sometimes you need the referee to do their job. It's getting to a point where we cannot get the right decision. It was a simple decision, it was clear."

On referee Mike Jones' decision to only book defender Joleon Lescott for an apparent professional foul on Danny Graham: "It's a bad decision. It was poor because the referee didn't make the decision. It was the linesman. The referee needed to consult the linesman. They were two mistakes that cost us."

On the decision to disallow a first-half Adam Johnson goal for offside: "It's a tough one. I'm not going to blame the linesman, because it's a difficult decision. But he was wrong. When you have those two decisions against you, it's difficult to break down a Tony Pulis team. It's 0-0 and probably the last one shown on Match of the Day tonight."

'We forgot to score'

Swansea 2-1 Manchester United

Van Gaal

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal: "Of course you can say we dominated the game but the only thing we could have done more was score more out of the chances we created. Today we were the unlucky team. I think we created enough chances. We were the dominant side in both halves.

"Conceding so quickly after opening the scoring was important. It was a throw in for Swansea and we should have been more organised. But it was a good goal by Swansea.

"Today we played well - only we forgot to score. We have to be more effective."

Chelsea 1-1 Burnley

Former Republic of Ireland winger Kevin Kilbane

Final Score

"Burnley have come back from 2-0 against Manchester City and in other various games and it will give them confidence that they can stay in the division."