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  1. FT: Aguero scores five - Man City 6-1 Newcastle
  2. FT: West Ham come from two down to draw 2-2 at Sunderland
  3. FT: Norwich 1-2 Leicester, Aston Villa 0-1 Stoke
  4. FT: Bournemouth 1-1 Watford, Palace 2-0 West Brom

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By Tom Rostance, Gary Rose and James Gheerbrant

All times stated are UK

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Good night from me

And with that we draw this live page to an end - thanks again for all of your input today.

You can follow the second half of Chelsea 1-1 Southampton here and we'll see you tomorrow. A mammoth day of football!

Sunderland 2-2 West Ham

After a bad start & go 2-0 down...the team fought until the end to get the win but finally 1 point was good.Nothing is easy!Looking forward⚒

Manager reaction

Sunderland 2-2 West Ham

West Ham boss Slaven Bilic: If you asked me yesterday would I take a point, I would never say I would take a point, we want three but we knew it would be a hard game.

"Emotions are mixed, a point is a point is especially when we were 2-0 down, but if we look at the last 20 minutes I am disappointed we didn’t capitalise on it. But we are not greedy. It’s a good point for us.”

'Make or break'

Man City 6-1 Newcastle

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Steve McClaren, speaking to BBC Sport: "The second goal we scored was onside. We came here to win. We defended well and were compact in the first half. We could have been 3-0 up before they scored.

"You are coming up against a top quality team. Sergio Aguero was world class. He is getting back to form and we were punished by a really high quality opponent.

"It was such a magnificent performance in the first half, it was the same against Chelsea last week but in 13 minutes we got beaten by world class individuals.

"We have had a tough eight games. Our season now has to begin and we take what encouragement we can from the last two games. We probably frightened them into life and they killed us for it.

"That either makes or breaks you. We came here to win, I think we caused Manchester City problems and could have had more goals and we should have done.

"I have seen enough in the last two weeks that we can win football matches. We were unlucky last week and this week. There is enough in there, we just need consistency. Our season begins now."

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Chelsea 1-1 Southampton

Willian is winning the Chelsea plaudits, and not just for his goal-scoring exploits...

Iregbenu Paul: Willian, forget the goals, is very important. He appears to be one of the lots that understands the gaffer.

Archie Small: Time for Willian to start being considered top quality - massively underrated.

Alfie Snow: Last season, I thought of WillIan as a weak link. So far this season, he has been our best and most consistent player!

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Five-star Aguero

Now we hear from the man of the moment....

Very happy about the five goals and the victory. Thank you all for the encouragement and support. C'mon, City!

GOAL - Chelsea 1-1 Southampton

Steven Davis (44 mins)

Classic centre-forward play as Graziano Pelle chests the ball down for midfielder Steven Davis to run on an hit, and he smacks it pas Asmir Begovic from 18 yards out. 

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Steven Davis

Manager reaction

Norwich 1-2 Leicester

Norwich City manager Alex Neil on Leicester's first-half penalty: "If it's a penalty, it's a penalty. But I'm not sure, I haven't looked at it back.

"In the first half we have got to try and control games, we're a possession-based team and they're a counter attacking team. The pace we moved the ball wasn't good enough and they took advantage of that.

"We spoke about how that's when we're at our most dangerous, when we've got possession of the ball.

"We changed the way we played, much more quickly with two up top, and looked to put things forward. We were more direct and it worked for us. 

"We had enough chances, but our sloppiness and poor play cost us in the first half. We had enough to get something, but I think when you give yourself two goals to chase you make it difficult."

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'We came to win'

Man City 6-1 Newcastle

Newcastle manager Steve McClaren: "We came to win, we were attack minded. The goal just before half time woke them up and it was a whirlwind 13 minutes and we lost the game in those 13 minutes.

"This is the best team in the Premier League with a front four who can score at any opportunity. They took advantage of our missed chances and we got punished by world class players.

"The score was a little harsher than what we deserved. It was not the system, it was individual errors and world class finishing from Aguero.

"We are building character in that dressing room. We have played the top four in our first few games of the season. Our season now begins, we have Norwich coming up and we prepare for that."

Steve McClaren

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Man City 6-1 Newcastle

Manchester City skipper Vincent Kompany wasn't the only one impressed by Sergio Aguero's five-goal haul at the Etihad...

Roy: Aguero really needs to move to one of Europe's giants when still at his peak. His talents deserve to be demonstrated in front of the biggest crowds at the Bernabau, Camp Nou, Allianz or Old Trafford. 

Andrew Priestley: Sergio Aguero showed us today why he is currently the Premier League's only world-class player. He's in a league of his own.

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Aston Villa 0-1 Stoke

2nd win in a row in the @PremierLeague! Congrats to everyone involved & to the goalscorer Marko! #Potters #SCFC

2nd win in a row in the @PremierLeague! Congrats to everyone involved & to the goalscorer Marko! #Potters #SCFC

great to finally get that clean sheet and go into the international break on the back of two straight wins! #SCFC

'The situation is getting worse'

Aston Villa 0-1 Stoke

tim sherwood

Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood: "I am very disappointed, we needed to win the game at home to a team that we could have leapfrogged.

"We failed to capitalise and it was not good enough. I think a draw would have been a fair result, both teams were average.

"The situation is getting worse, it is alright saying ifs, buts and maybes, but we are not picking up the wins and that is why we are down near the bottom of the league.

"We are all in this together but as the manager I take all the responsibility.

"I will use the international break to get my players fitter because they are not fit enough yet to play the way I want them to play. For some of them it will be like a mini pre-season."

Manager reaction

Norwich 1-2 Leicester

jamie vardy

“We responded very well after our defeat against Arsenal and we showed good character and it was a good performance. The second half was battle but we have six or seven chances to score. We need to concentrate more on the last pass. Jamie Vardy had a good performance but so did everyone else. I thought ‘oh my, god, he is injured seriously’ but he is OK and stable now. We have 15 points, 25 less than we need. After we get that, we will see what happens.

Claudio RanieriLeicester manager

Man City 6-1 Newcastle

Who's this guy?

Hope you had a good time at the match today, @Louis_Tomlinson! #cityvnufc #mcfc

Hope you had a good time at the match today, @Louis_Tomlinson! #cityvnufc #mcfc

Murray mint for Cherries

Bournemouth 1-1 Watford

Glenn Murray
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Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe: "There was no blame attached to Glenn Murray for missing a penalty, he was excellent today and he was the heartbeat of most of what was good about our team.

"He's a totally different player to Callum Wilson, he brings different strengths and we're going to have to mould ourselves around Glenn as we did with Callum. We tweaked things slightly today but we were still very effective."      

GOAL - Chelsea 1-0 Southampton

Willian (10 mins)

Yet another Willian free-kick! A beauty too, high and curling into the top corner. In off the post.

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Advocaat much like Di Canio and Poyet, came in, became heroes, high hopes for next season... false dawn. #Cycle #bbcfootball

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'Today was a battle'

Norwich 1-2 Leicester

Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri: "For me, it's important to maintain the English spirit in the team. We have very good English players, but also the others.

"Today was a battle, we knew that after our defeat against Arsenal we wanted a good performance and I'm satisfied - I like it when there is a battle.

"I think there could have been a lot of penalties. On every corner a player takes a shirt and it was difficult. 

"The second goal was fantastic because we knew Norwich were pushing hard and were very strong, so it was important to score again.

"But we created eight or nine chances and it was a good match for the fans."

Claudio Ranieri

Manager reaction

Man City 6-1 Newcastle

A bit more from Manuel Pellegrini: "I always say it is important to be the leader on the table but we must be at the top in May. It was important to come back with a victory and not drop points at home. In November we play five games at home so this gives trust to the players."  


Chelsea 0-0 Southampton

Game on at Stamford Bridge.

I will bring you the key moments here as we wrap up today's reaction, but you can follow a full match commentary in this page. 

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Rob Brown: Part of me would love to see Newcastle & Sunderland get relegated together, then a playoff final next season!

Erskine: Dick Advocaat's appointment last season only delaying the inevitable, Sunderland prime candidate for relegation.   

Football League update

League Two

Plymouth supplant Wycombe at the top of League Two after they beat Crawley 2-1, while the Chairboys lost 3-2 to Northampton.

Leyton Orient climb to third after a 3-1 win over Notts County, while Portsmouth slip back to fourth after they were held to a 0-0 draw by Yeovil.

That result ensures Yeovil remain just above the relegation zone, which is still occupied by Dagenham and Redbridge, who lost 4-3 to Mansfield, and Newport, who drew 1-1 with Exeter.

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Northampton captain Marc Richards (centre) was among the goals at Wycombe

Man City 6-1 Newcastle

Not sure what happened at half-time but a different team came out in the 2nd half 🙈 @NUFC #MCFC

'We want goals!'

Man City 6-1 Newcastle

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Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini: "I am very happy because that was the reaction of a team who normally wants to play in this style. We want to try to score the most amount of goals.

"I like to see my teams play in this way - not just score one goal or when we get the second just go back. I think it is important for fans to see a team scoring and enjoying the game.

"It was very important for us to be 1-1 before we finished the first half. I said at half time we needed to be a little calmer.

"Sergio Aguero is different. In other games he was maybe having a lot of chances but not scoring, but today he returned to his normal amount of chances he creates but this time he scored.

"He was not upset about going off. He was having treatment at half time and it was a risk for him to finish the whole game."

Is he staying?

Sunderland 2-2 West Ham

Sunderland boss Dick Advocaat on his future: "I don't want to give an answer. Today I am the manager, what will happen in the next weeks, months, I cannot say."

Asked if he will be manager for the next game, he added: "I cannot say that. The newspapers have to have something to write otherwise there is nothing in the newspapers."

Sparky delight

Aston Villa 0-1 Stoke

Stoke boss Mark Hughes: "I was pleased with what we produced, it was a performance that we have been looking for. The first half was some of the best stuff we have played in terms of controlling the game.

"In the second half, we knew they would come at us, but we defended really well.

"I thought Marko Arnautovic was excellent today, offensively and defensively. He puts a shift in. It wasn't an easy chance, but thankfully he took it.

"t would have been hard to take had we not taken maximum points today, but we have a lot of time to prepare for the next game at Swansea."

Aguero blew Newcastle away

Man City 6-1 Newcastle

Guy Mowbray

BBC Match of the Day commentator at the Etihad

"It all happened so quickly, it was the second time in 11 days one of the world's best strikers scored five in a game.

"Aguero was magnificent - he equalised for City in the 42nd minute but Newcastle had played well, they had chances, should have been more than one in front but for a Joe Hart save.

"But after the break Aguero blew them away. The goals seemed to get better the fourth was a beauty. He is an absolute superstar and the reason City ripped them apart.

"A small note about the Newcastle fans who were in good spirits during the game but were not happy when the players did not come over to them at the end."

Sergio Aguero

Football League update

League One

Burton remain top of League One after a 1-0 win over Southend thanks to an own-goal from Luke Prosser. Walsall remain second but lose ground on the leaders after they had to settle for a 0-0 draw at Wigan.

Bury move up to third after a 1-0 win at Colchester, while Gillingham slip back to fourth after a 3-3 draw with Oldham. The match of the day saw Peterborough beat Millwall 5-3 - Posh climb to 12th.

Crewe remain bottom after losing 2-1 to Chesterfield, while Fleetwood are now second bottom after losing 1-0 to Scunthorpe. 

Sunderland 2-2 West Ham


Dick Advocaat has again repeated that he cannot say he will be in charge of Sunderland's next game.

What do you make of that then?

Player reaction

Norwich 1-2 Leicester

Jeffrey Schlupp
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Leicester goalscorer Jeffrey Schlupp: "We deserved the three points. It was a penalty, we looked at it at half time on the laptop.

"Jamie Vardy is never shy to step up. We knew how fast they would come out in the second half. We countered them and got the goal when we did so it helped us settle the match."

On his way out?

Sunderland 2-2 West Ham

Sunderland manager Dick Advocaat has spoken to the BBC. He hasn't exactly cleared things up...

"I don't want to give an answer on that. I cannot say I will be the manager for the next game."

Dick advocaat
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Player reaction

Sunderland 2-2 West Ham

Sunderland striker Steven Fletcher on whether the uncertainty about Dick Advocaat’s future had affected the team: “Not at all. The gaffer has been the same as usual, we have been working hard in training to get a performance like that. The first half we could have had a few more goals and we were unlucky to concede close to half-time so on that behalf we showed we had a fighting spirit.”

Steven Fletcher
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Player reaction

Aston Villa 0-1 Stoke

Stoke goalscorer Marko Arnautovic: "We had a difficult time in the first games but we picked it up and have started winning.

"We did things right today and are happy with the victory. The team played well and worked very hard and I am happy."

Football League update


Brighton extended their advantage at the top of the Championship to two points after they drew 1-1 with Cardiff, while second-placed Middlesbrough lost 2-0 to Reading.

That win, thanks to goals from Danny Williams and Nick Blackman, sees the Royals move up to third, while Birmingham climb to fourth after goals from Demarai Gray and Jacques Maghoma secured a 2-0 win at Leeds.

At the bottom, MK Dons climb out of the drop zone after a 1-1 draw at Bristol City, while Bolton drop into the bottom three after they lost 4-3 in a pulsating match at QPR.

'We should have the three points'

Sunderland 2-2 West Ham

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West Ham goalscorer Carl Jenkinson: “We have done well to get back in the game, of course the way game went when they had a man sent off we should have got the three points but it’s not easy against 10 men. Our first goal changed the game and there was only one team that was going to win it in the second half, but we knew it was going to be a tough game.”

Chelsea v Southampton (17:30 BST)

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'Out of nothing'

Man City 6-1 Newcastle

Manchester City winger Kevin De Bruyne: "Sergio Aguero can score goals out of nothing. It is great to have him in the team obviously. 

"I am happy with the second half and how I played, not so much the first. It was a bit difficult but then I just tried to play better."