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Summary

  1. Villa had not scored away in over 10 hours
  2. FT: Arsenal 3-0 West Ham (Giroud, Ramsey & Flamini)
  3. FT: West Brom 1-0 Stoke (Ideye)
  4. FT: Leicester 0-0 Hull, Palace 3-1 QPR

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live text commentary on the BBC Sport website as Manchester City look to close the gap on leaders Chelsea. We're back on Sunday with some big games featuring Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham. Will Sunderland boss Gus Poyet still be in a job by then?

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Ross in Kent: If I were a Sunderland fan I would be wanting Sean Dyche as the club's next manager, done a brilliant job at Burnley and he's young and British. He will go on to be a top manager I'm sure!

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Leicester 0-0 Hull

Hull City midfielder Tom Huddlestone: Two rubbish yellows today. Jamie Vardy was clever. Apologies to everyone involved. We should win games like that though.

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Manager reaction

Leicester 0-0 Hull

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Hull manager Steve Bruce: "When you are down to 10 men it's important you don't get beat. I can understand why Tom Huddlestone got sent off. I can't remember my keeper making a save and it will probably be the last game shown on TV tonight and rightly so."

Not sure about that, Steve. I'm hearing Burnley v Manchester City really isn't up to much....

Are Leicester doomed?

Leicester 0-0 Hull

Chris Sutton

Former Norwich, Blackburn and Celtic striker on Final Score

"The effort's there, the drive, the determination, you cannot fault their attitude is good, but the players just aren't good enough."

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Marco Anderson: Just shows what a bit of confidence and belief can do. Aston Villa have been threatening this before but never delivered until today.

Richard Parffit: Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, boss at League Two leaders Burton, should be a Premier League manager in the next few years, without question.

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Manager reaction

Leicester 0-0 Hull

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Leicester manager Nigel Pearson to BBC Sport: "A draw is probably a fair result on the balance of play. They are probably more pleased than us. I am disappointed the way we played - I've not said that many times this season.

"I might have to change personnel when it gets to the point of players not dealing with the situation in the right way. We have a relatively fit squad. There are 10 games remaining in which we can affect what happens. I'm working hard to make sure that can happen.

"It's a game we needed to win and in an attacking sense we weren't committed. We were a bit too safe. I'd like to have seen the ball more in the opposition half. All in all we didn't create enough."

Leicester 0-0 Hull

It's not looking good for Leicester. Now seven points from safety and seven matches without a win, with 10 games remaining including matches against Tottenham (away) and Chelsea (home).

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Sunderland 0-4 Aston Villa

Andrew, Swansea: Sunderland are a classic example of why you must tread very carefully signing discarded squad players from elite clubs. O Shea, Brown, Johnson, Bardsley etc have done nothing but let the club down year after year. Not self-motivated enough to truly care about the club they play for.

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Arsenal 3-0 West Ham

Chris Sutton

Former Norwich, Blackburn and Celtic striker on Final Score

"Arsenal were superb from start to finish, they controlled the game and on their day they are the best team in the Premier League."

Manager reaction

Arsenal 3-0 West Ham

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger: "It was a good performance, we were weaker at the start of the second half, but overall we kept going and created many chances. It was a convincing win and a very important one as well. That's the kind of game we want to play. When it doesn't work it is questioned but that is the game we love."

Player reaction

Arsenal 3-0 West Ham

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud
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Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud tells BBC Sport: "We missed a lot of chances but it's nice to get the win because we created chances so it's a good thing. We're struggling a bit with our efficiency but it's still 3-0 so we are very happy and it's a good result ahead of our Champions League game on Tuesday."

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Jack Allum: Another very poor performance from West Ham. Sam Allardyce taking us backwards.

Rishabh Kapoor: Gus Poyet out! Big Sam for Sunderland. Vastly under-rated and gets a lot of undue stick from West Ham fans. Proper Premier League manager.

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Manager reaction

Arsenal 3-0 West Ham

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger on Tuesday's Champions League trip to Monaco: "We have a massive challenge but we will give absolutely everything to try and go through. [A poor pitch] is one of the problems, there is a lot of rain down there and when it rains, it rains. It's not absolutely fantastic but we won't have any excuses. They are favourites now but we can reverse it, we just have to make sure that the spirit, the belief and the desire is there."

Arsenal 3-0 West Ham

Five Premier League wins in a row for Arsenal. Not bad when you have a two-goal deficit to make up in the Champions League in the next game. The Gunners travel to Monaco looking to overturn a 3-1 first leg defeat.

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Arsenal 3-0 West Ham

Eddie: Well done Ramsey and Flamini. Monaco officially on notice for Tuesday.

Manager reaction

West Brom 1-0 Stoke

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West Brom manager Tony Pulis tells BBC Sport: "It was a very good performance - the disappointing thing is that we didn't get a second goal. The players have been through the mill the past couple of weeks with two bad results against Villa, albeit not bad performances. This was a big win for the supporters after having to take that on the chin."

West Brom 1-0 Stoke

West Brom's next game? Away at Manchester City. At least they make the journey on the back of a hard-fought win.

Manager reaction

West Brom 1-0 Stoke

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Stoke City manager Mark Hughes to BBC Sport: "It wasn't good enough today. We started slowly, conceded an early goal and didn't really improve. There's no point me trying to dress it up differently. West Brom coped comfortably with our threat, which was minimal. We hope today was just one of those games."

West Brom 1-0 Stoke

Stoke's defeat against West Brom means Swansea City can climb above them into eighth spot in the table if they defeat Liverpool on Monday.

Walters suffers 'fractured cheekbone'

West Brom 1-0 Stoke

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News coming out of the Stoke camp that striker Jonathan Walters has suffered a suspected fractured cheekbone in the 1-0 defeat by West Brom.

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Najid, London: Sunderland are lucky as I can't see the three teams below them picking up many more points. That alone might save Gus Poyet till the summer.

Allison in Oxford: Fed up of the Gus Poyet bashing. Sunderland would do well to hang on to a manager for more than a couple of seasons!

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Sunderland 0-4 Aston Villa

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Aston Villa forward Gabriel Agbonlahor: "It doesn't matter who scores. It's about getting points on the board, getting safe and starting again in the summer."

Sunderland 0-4 Aston Villa

Chris Sutton

Former Norwich, Blackburn and Celtic striker on Final Score

"What would worry me is you are looking for characters and leaders, and there weren't any from Sunderland. Wes Brown and John O'Shea are their most experienced players and they were dreadful. The second goal was as basic as basic is, it was just amateurish."

Sunderland's last nine games

Sunderland 0-4 Aston Villa

Sunderland's run in: West Ham (away), Newcastle (home), Crystal Palace (home), Arsenal (away), Stoke (away), Southampton (home), Everton (away), Leicester (home), Chelsea (away).

Sunderland 0-4 Aston Villa

BBC Sport pundit Garth Crooks on Final Score

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"Gus Poyet wants to be responsible, I thought that interview was brilliant (17:23), he's hurting and there are things he has to say to certain players. He cannot lose his players, and that was as responsible an interview as you could get from a manager in that situation. The players have to show work and commitment in their next game.

"What's exciting for Aston Villa is there is a team playing for the shirt. Tim Sherwood's instilled confidence and belief that was lacking under Paul Lambert, and that is what managers have to do."

European latest

Barcelona can go four points clear at the top of La Liga if they win at Eibar. It's goalless approaching the 30 minute mark and you can keep up to date with

live text commentary on the BBC Sport website.

Football League

A great day for Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink in League Two as his Burton side, who are top of the division, win 3-0 against Accrington. A crowd of 17,149 watches Portsmouth beat Luton 2-0, while Southend, Exeter, Bury, Hartlepool, Northampton and Wycombe are also celebrating victories.

Manager reaction

Sunderland 0-4 Aston Villa

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Sunderland boss Gus Poyet tells BBC Sport: "A day like today you need to analyse very carefully as it's not acceptable We had a good week training and we started the game very well.

"A few weeks ago was we didn't start very well. But it's not just about starting, it's about plenty of things we are not getting right. There is nobody to blame but ourselves.

"I was very positive, the players were fresh and looking forward to play game. I have to be careful what I say and analyse this situation very carefully. We had the chance to do things better and we didn't do it.

"When you are a fan and you see your team performing like we did in the first-half I would do the same. What we did last year wasn't expected. This year we haven't been in bottom three the whole year, but we cannot win enough and we have put ourselves in a difficult situation."

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The Mighty Mojo: How many managers are Sunderland going to get through before they look at the players? Many of them are on their fourth manager.

Eamonn McGurk: Sunderland and QPR are a joke! I'd relegate both of them.

Sunderland 0-4 Aston Villa

BBC Sport pundit Garth Crooks on Final Score

"If that had been me (see entry at 17:02 from Sunderland's Wes Brown) I would have apologised to the Sunderland fans. I thought that was a bit lame bearing in mind the gravity of that performance. I think Gus Poyet will have said 'I took the vent of the fans frustration for you'. I wasn't very impressed with that Wes Brown interview."

Football League round-up

Easy for Preston in League One. After Joe Garner's four goals, Jermaine Beckford added a fifth to make it 5-1 on a day to forget for Crewe. Tony Mowbray got his first win as Coventry manager, as his side beat Chesterfield 3-2. Crawley, Leyton Orient and Barnsley also score three in their wins against Colchester, Yeovil and Oldham respectively. Peterborough, Fleetwood and Swindon also win.

Sunderland 0-4 Aston Villa

Sunderland manager Gus Poyet
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Gus Poyet is not hanging about. He describes Sunderland's performance as unacceptable and says he understands the fans reaction. "I would do the same," he adds. Full quotes to follow.

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Here comes Sunderland boss Gus Poyet. He doesn't look happy.

Burnley v Manchester City (17:30 GMT)

Around 15 minutes to kick-off in the sixth and final Premier League game of the day. The Clarets can move to within one point of 17th-placed Sunderland with a win, while City can move two points behind leaders Chelsea. Keep up to date with our

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Steph Clark: Change afoot at Sunderland? Shambolic in first half, damage limitation in the second - but who next?

Jacob Phripp: Really thought after the Paolo Di Canio mess the Sunderland players would play for Gus Poyet. Appears I was wrong.

Football League round-up

Bournemouth thrash Blackpool 4-0 to return top of the Championship table, Norwich and Derby draw 1-1, while there are wins for Bolton, Cardiff and Wigan. Jordan Rhodes scores twice as Blackburn win 3-1 at Charlton Athletic. Watford beat a weakened Reading 4-1. The games between Birmingham and Huddersfield, Brighton and Wolves, Leeds and Nottingham Forest and Sheffield Wednesday and Fulham end in draws.

Sunderland 0-4 Aston Villa

Jimmy Armfield

BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

"I think Villa still need a bit of steel to push themselves on, but it's been a great day for them. Villa really did show that they have some players with talent when they get themselves together."

Sunderland 0-4 Aston Villa

Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood
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Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood is smiling in front of the Match of the Day cameras. And so he should be as Aston Villa are now six points above the relegation zone after leapfrogging Sunderland in the table.

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Steven, Isle of Man: Guy Poyet was on thin ice before this game. I wonder what the odds are on him being sacked on live TV again?