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  1. FT: Costa gives Chelsea first win in four matches
  2. FT: Vardy scores in record 10th match as Leicester go top
  3. FT: Barkley and Lukaku doubles help Everton hammer Villa
  4. FT: Cazorla misses penalty in Arsenal's loss to Baggies
  5. FT: Swansea come from 2-0 down to rescue point
  6. FT: Bojan scores Stoke winner ahead at Southampton

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By Neil Johnston and Tom Rostance

All times stated are UK

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Hands up who honestly believed Leicester City would be sitting at the top of the Premier League table after 13 games? Thanks partly to another Jamie Vardy goal, the Foxes are looking down on the rest.

Manchester City can still replace them but need to score three times in the second half against Liverpool. Follow live text commentary of the game on the BBC Sport website.

You can also follow the very latest from El Clasico where Barcelona have established a 3-0 lead at Real Madrid. 

Don't forget there is Match of the Day Social starting at 22:00 GMT on the BBC Sport website. Thanks for your company.

'Confidence low'

Everton 4-0 Aston Villa

We played against a very good team with players who are used to their manager and play a certain way and they did it very well. It was hard – probably too hard – for us to cope with them. The first 45 minutes was very poor but the second half was a little bit better, although we were already 3-0 down so Everton probably slowed down a little bit. We know that the mission is very difficult but nobody will let it go. The confidence in the team is low but I still think there is quality in the team."

Remi GardeAston Villa manager

Manager reaction

Swansea 2-2 Bournemouth

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe, speaking to BBC Sport: "We should be standing here with three points. We're disappointed but there were a lot of positives. 

"(On Andre Ayew's penalty) He's induced the penalty but the referee has fallen for it. 

"The players are beginning to believe in themselves a lot more, they know they have nothing to fear. 

"I'm very proud to be Bournemouth manager tonight. there's a lot of stuff to look forward to in the future on the back of that."

'World class'

Man City 1-3 Liverpool

BBC Radio Manchester

Former Manchester City defender Paul Lake

"You talk about world class players, Sergio Aguero is certainly that. He had hardly had a touch until now, but now turns a man and curls the ball into the corner.

"Confidence comes with goals. Now there is a little bit of a spark." 


Man City 1-3 Liverpool

Manager reaction

Swansea 2-2 Bornemouth

Swansea manager Garry Monk, speaking to BBC Sport: "To be 0-2 down, the players showed great bravery and fantastic spirit to get back. 

"You could feel that tension, it affected us with the ball and our confidence. We need to build that side of it by putting a run of results together, 

"This is a point gained and a result to put us on the road to getting our confidence. Overall we have to be happy with a point."

GOAL - Man City 1-3 Liverpool

Sergio Aguero (44 mins)

Is the come back on? Sergio Aguero with a delightful 20-yard curling finish gives Manchester City fans something to shout about.

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Man City 0-3 Liverpool

Ben Jeffery: Again proves that without Vincent Kompany, Manchester City fall apart at the back.

Shaun Fleckney: I don't care how tired they are, you have to start Fernandinho, Otamendi and Zabaleta against Liverpool.

George Smith: Doubt Firminio is missing the Rodgers era much.

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Stat attack

Swansea 2-2 Bournemouth

Joshua King scored his first goal for Bournemouth in his 11th Premier League appearance for the Cherries. He was the 35th different Norwegian to score in the competition.

Josh King

'Rabbit in headlights'

Man City 0-3 Liverpool

BBC Radio Manchester

Former Manchester City defender Paul Lake

"Rabbit caught in headlights time. There is no leadership in the back four at all and the fans are stunned. It was an inventive backheel from Emre Can and a great run by Roberto Firmino, but the Manchester City players were just looking at each other. 

"If they aren't careful, this could become a huge embarrassment."

GOAL - Man City 0-3 Liverpool

Roberto Firmino (32 mins)

What on earth has happened to Manchester City?. Liverpool extend their lead thanks to a brilliant team goal finished off by Roberto Firmino's first goal for the club. It's one way traffic and Jurgen Klopp's Reds are making a mockery of the table. 

Can Liverpool get a fourth? Follow live text commentary of this game on the BBC Sport website.

'Worst display of the season'

Newcastle 0-3 Leicester

Newcastle head coach Steve McClaren: “That was the worst performance we have had this season and it is very disappointing. I understand the frustration of the fans and we will get back on the training field on Monday to get consistency back in our results. That was nowhere near good enough.

“I can give nothing but praise to Leicester. That is as good a team performance against us. They were hardworking, pressed and we couldn’t handle the intensity. On the counter, they are very quick and sharp.

“Today is an opportunity we haven’t taken. There is still a long way to go before we get any consistency.”

GOAL - Real Madrid 0-2 Barcelona

Neymar (39 mins)

Rafael Benitez's first El Clasico as manager of Real Madrid is turning into a disaster. Neymar doubles the lead in a game that is becoming increasingly tetchy. Real players claim Neymar is off side when he fires home from angle inside the area but the referee gives it.

GOAL - Man City 0-2 Liverpool

Philippe Coutinho (23 mins)

Amazing scenes at the Etihad. Liverpool double their lead, Philippe Coutinho side-footing home after an excellent pass by Roberto Firmino. Jurgen Klopp celebrates as wildly as any Reds fan in the ground. It's a fully deserved lead.

Real Madrid 0-1 Barcelona

Chris Waddle

BBC Radio 5 live at the Bernabeu

"Barcelona should put this game to bed. The amount of possession they have had and the way they are moving the ball, this game should be over. If it is 1-0 at half-time, Real Madrid will be delighted."

Follow live text commentary of this game on the BBC Sport website or listen to full commentary on BBC Radio 5 live

Manager reaction

West Brom 2-1 Arsenal

West Brom manager Tony Pulis, speaking to BBC Sport: "It’s such an important win, Arsenal are an exceptional side, at times we were fortunate but the hard work and determination of the lads - we got beat here the last couple of games without deserving to - there are such small margins and it’s dropped our side today.

"This is a difficult job, as difficult as I have had for lots of reasons that I don’t want to go into now, but we need time to turn things around. If we don’t get results we won't get that time. We needed to get our home form going and to do that against one of the top sides in the league was fantastic."

Manager reaction

Chelsea 1-0 Norwich

Diego Costa missed two big chances in the first half and if he did not score it would be a big 50 kilo on his back but he scored and he could breathe easy. If the result is fake, it is fake because we should have scored more goals. I have two big games to watch - Real Madrid-Barcelona and the Portuguese Cup so I think a good meal in front of the television."

Jose MourinhoChelsea manager

GOAL - Man City 0-1 Liverpool

Eliaquim Mangala (own goal, 9 mins)

Liverpool strike first at the Etihad as Eliaquim Mangala turns Roberto Firmino's low cross home while attempting to clear. Philippe Coutinho is at the heart of the move.

Manager reaction

Chelsea 1-0 Norwich

Norwich City boss Alex Neil: "I am disappointed. I thought our players worked really hard, I felt we gave Chelsea very little and we worked really hard.

"We put some fresh legs on as the game went on, and tried to create problems. Arguably we could have done more but I am happy with my players.

"We've done it at Liverpool, at Manchester City and here - gone to the so-called bigger clubs and put on a show. It is just disappointing we had that one lapse of concentration."

Manager reaction

Newcastle 0-3 Leicester

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Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri: “I am very proud because the players played like a team. They played good football and the fans who came here enjoyed it. I want to thank the fans and the players for making a fantastic performance.

“We must continue this. Now arrive the big teams and we can only play and see what happens. It is good for Jamie Vardy and everybody. He is very confident and the team-mates believe something can happen when he gets the ball.

“I also had Gabriel Batistuta score in 11 consecutive matches, but Jamie came from the non-league and he looks very confident. When a team wins and plays well, the manager is always happy."

GOAL - Real Madrid 0-1 Barcelona

Luis Suarez (11 mins)

The 18th Barcelona La Liga goal in a row scored by either Neymar or Luis Suarez. Sergi Roberto, starting ahead of Lionel Messi, plays a brilliant through ball to Suarez, who hits it first time from 16 yards out.  

Follow live text commentary on the BBC Sport website while there is full commentary on BBC Radio 5 live.

Manager reaction

Southampton 0-1 Stoke

Stoke manager Mark Hughes: "I think in terms of clear-cut chances we were miles ahead of Southampton. I don't think Jack Butland had a save to make and that's illustrative of how well we played - and we broke with real purpose too. 

"Southampton are a good team but we coped with everything they have to offer and didn't allow them to show any quality. 

"We're delighted - it's an important win for us. We could have finished off more of our chances but overall it was a good performance from us."

Manager reaction

Chelsea 1-0 Norwich

Me and the fans didn't deserve to have our heart in our hands in the last four minutes. It is the pressure of the bad results, that is normal, but they coped well. The only thing we didn't do was score more from the chances we had. We should have scored at least two and breathe easier but it is difficult for us to score goals and to keep a clean sheet against a team who plays defensively."

Jose MourinhoChelsea manager

Coquelin & Arteta injury updates

West Brom 2-1 Arsenal

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says the knee injury suffered by midfielder Francis Coquelin is "more severe" than the musclnjury that forced Mikel Arteta off at The Hawthorns Wenger refuses to predict how long they will be out for.

Manager reaction

We did give everything until the end. Maybe we were a bit too sure of ourselves. Overall it was a bad day. We scored an own goal, missed a penalty and missed a lot of chances. It is very disappointing."

Arsene WengerArsenal manager
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Manager reaction

Southampton 0-1 Stoke

Southampton manager Ronald Koeman: "It was not good enough in the first half. In the second half, we played better, it was a good reaction, but I have to recognise that best chances in the game fell to Stoke. 

"We created some good chances but they were dangerous on the counter-attack. They had a very good organisation in defence and you have to have very good quality on the last pass, the last cross, and we didn't bring that."


Real Madrid v Barcelona (17:15 GMT)

Spanish La Liga

El Clasico is about to get under way. You can listen to full commentary on BBC Radio 5 live while there ls live text commentary on the BBC Sport website.

El Clasico
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Player reaction

Everton 4-0 Aston Villa

We knew from the start that Aston Villa would get men behind the ball but we showed good patience, defended really well and scored four goals from open play. We showed how good a team we are. I have taken my form from the internationals into this game and I’m buzzing with my goals. I’m enjoying the best football of my career and to get two goals was a bonus.”

Ross BarkleyEverton midfielder

Man City v Liverpool (17:30 GMT)

Mark Lawrenson

Former Liverpool defender on Football Focus

"To keep players like Luis Suarez and Raheem Sterling you have to be playing in the Champions League. While Liverpool are improving under Jurgen Klopp they are still a way away from that. 

"As for Daniel Sturridge, his fitness is a bigger If than Rudyard Kipling's. Everyone knows he has got ability but sometimes you wonder if it is just a physical problem, because he is injured so so often."

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Binaya Basyal: Three points for Chelsea feels so like a wonder these days, such has been the times.

Ada: How does a player who scores 20 in 63 in the Championship and 5 in 34 in his first EPL season score 10 in a row. Amazing Jamie Vardy.

Oz Phillips: Far too optimistic to say Leicester can challenge for the title but the gap to fifth shows real Champions League potential...

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'A never say die attitude'

Newcastle 0-3 Leicester

Leicester striker Jamie Vardy on scoring in 10 successive Premier League games: "I have matched Ruud van Nistelrooy's record and we have got the three points and clean sheet.

"People kept sending his tweet to me, fair play to him for doing that. We'll see what happens next week now against Manchester United.

"The physios have done brilliantly to get me fit today. We know we can cause teams problems and are solid at the back too.

"We have a never say die attitude and will fight for each other until the end."

Team news

Manchester City v Liverpool (17:30 GMT)

Man City

Just over half an hour to kick-off at the Etihad Stadium and here is the team news.

Manchester City make four changes as they look to regain top spot in the league.  Martin Demichelis, Eliaquim Mangala, Jesus Navas and most importantly Sergio Aguero all come in, while Nicolas Otamendi, Fernandinho, captain Vincent Kompany and Wilfried Bony all miss out.

Man City XI: Hart, Sagna, Demichelis, Mangala, Kolarov, Toure, Fernando, Navas, Sterling, De Bruyne, Aguero


Liverpool make three changes after defeat against Crystal Palace last time out.

Dejan Lovren, James Milner and Roberto Firmino are in, while Christian Benteke, Jordon Ibe and Mamadou Sakho miss out. Daniel Sturridge is on the bench.

Liverpool XI: Mignolet, Clyne, Skrtel, Lovren, Moreno, Lucas, Can, Milner, Lallana, Coutinho, Firmino

Leicester City top of the table

What an incredible season for Leicester City. It is showing no signs of slowing down. Indeed it has just got a whole lot better. The Foxes are top of the Premier League table - for the next two hours at least. Manchester City must defeat Liverpool in the 17:30 GMT kick-off to replace Leicester at the summit.


Swansea 2-2 Bournemouth

Championship update

Sheffield Wednesday have battled from 1-0 down to lead Huddersfield 2-1 as they look to boost their play-off hopes. Lucas Joao and Kieran Lee have the Wednesday goals after Sean Scannell scored for Huddersfield.


Southampton 0-1 Stoke

An excellent away day for the Potters.


West Brom 2-1 Arsenal


Newcastle 0-3 Leicester


Chelsea 1-0 Norwich

Chelsea have their first win in four.

Chelsea win
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Chelsea 1-0 Norwich

Garth Crooks

Former Spurs striker on Final Score

"Chelsea look nervous. Norwich are relentless at the moment."