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  1. Man City beat Southampton 3-1; Aguero limps off
  2. Pardew's Crystal Palace thrash Newcastle 5-1
  3. Watford earn 3-2 victory at Aston Villa
  4. Late drama as Bournemouth draw 3-3 with Everton
  5. Sunderland score late to beat Stoke 2-0

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By Tom Rostance

All times stated are UK

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Rooney off

Leicester 1-1 Man Utd

Wayne Rooney is replaced with 22 minutes left at Leicester. It was a laboured performance from the England captain.

Follow the final run-in here.

'Football looks like an effort for Wayne Rooney'

Leicester 1-1 Man Utd

Matt Elliott

Former Leicester City captain on BBC Radio Leicester

Wayne Rooney

"Rooney hasn't had his most productive of days so far. I have always been an advocate of his and of course class is permanent, but he does look off-colour. 

"Look at his touch, his movement... football looks like an effort for Wayne Rooney, and I never thought I'd say that."

How Vardy broke the record

Jamie Vardy broke Ruud van Nistelrooy's record as he became the first player to score in 11 consecutive Premier League matches.

The Leicester striker netted in the first half of his side's game against Manchester United.

Dutchman Van Nistelrooy achieved his feat for Manchester United across two seasons in 2003.

Vardy's run has included 13 goals, making him the league's top scorer with 14 goals in total.

See the full run here.

Foxes flying

Meanwhile, at the top of the table, Leicester are losing top spot to Manchester City as it stands.


Grim at the bottom

A recap on the Premier League table's movers and shakers this afternoon then.

At the bottom, it's looking grim for Aston Villa. Seriously grim.

They are seven points adrift of safety, and if you don't think that sounds insurmountable with so long to go - it's more than double their current haul...

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Ruud not to

Ruud van Nistelrooy held the record for scoring in 10 Premier League games in a row. Until now.

Well done vardy7! You're number one now and you deserved it. #11inarow.

'Could the keeper have come and claimed it?'

Leicester 1-1 Man Utd

Matt Elliott

Former Leicester City captain on BBC Radio Leicester

Bastian Schweinsteiger scores
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"Majorly disappointing there, in terms of the time to concede, the fact that header's gone in and the poor defending, Schweinsteiger is no giant but he headed it in just six yards out. Could the keeper have come and claimed it? Hugely disappointing to concede at that stage of the first half."  


Leicester 1-1 Man Utd

Bastian Schweinsteiger scores

Bastian Schweinsteiger has scored a header bang on half time - in a first-half marked by Jamie Vardy's record breaking goal.

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Wayne Rooney and Martial

Ben B: On a train home after watching Man City. The whole carriage cheered when that Vardy goal went in, even though Leicester have gone above us.

Tom from Bristol: Just look at the difference between Vardy and Rooney. It's a chasm! Vardy deserves to be the frontman for England - Roy needs to wake up!

Rich in Bristol: Rooney looks so bored. He has completely lost his spark.

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League Two round-up

Tight at the top

Marc Richards
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Northampton might be able to afford to turn the floodlights up now...

There's nothing in it at the top of League Two, with the top three level on points tonight. Oxford lead the way on goal difference thanks to a 1-0 win at Hartlepool, secured by Danny Hylton's goal. 

Plymouth, who started the day on top, slipped to second, but were glad of a 1-1 draw at Dagenham and Redbridge as Ryan Brunt equalised in the third minute of stoppage time.

Northampton, taken over by former Oxford owner Kelvin Thomas this week as they bid to put a period of financial uncertainty behind them, beat bottom club Yeovil 2-0, and are third.

It was a grim day for next-to-bottom York, who suffered an eighth straight defeat in losing 5-1 at home to Accrington, who moved up to fourth.

'I promise things will change'

Aston Villa 2-3 Watford

Aston Villa striker Jordan Ayew, who scored his side's second goal: "We had a good game and had chances to score. It is hard at the moment and I hope things will change, we just need some luck. It is a difficult moment but we have to keep working and show our character. 

"The players are low on confidence, that is normal but one day things will change.

"I understand the supporters' view, it is a big club but we need the support from them. This season is difficult but I believe we can stay in the Premier League. They have to keep supporting us and I promise them things will change.

"Everyone is focused, we give 100% but in football sometimes luck is not on your side like today."

League One round-up

Westley working wonders

Graham Westley is feeling the love at Peterborough right now. The Posh boss, who took over in September, has inspired a glut of goals in recent weeks - and seems to have made chairman Darragh McAnthony's wife a bit jealous. Westley's side are League One's top scorers with 46 after thumping Scunthorpe 4-0 today to climb into a play-off spot.

Martin Ling is working his magic too to pull Swindon away from trouble; they secured a third win in four games since he took charge by winning 4-0 at Chesterfield.

Burton chalked up the division's highest tally of the day, coming from one down to beat managerless Colchester 5-1. Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink's side stay third, but made up ground on the top two, who both drew 2-2; Coventry at home to Doncaster, Gillingham away at Shrewsbury.

Crewe moved off the bottom of the table for the first time since late September as Adam King's first-half goal gave them a 1-0 win over Oldham. They are replaced by Barnsley, who drew 1-1 with Sheffield United at lunchtime.

'We are not coping'

Crystal Palace 5-1 Newcastle

Newcastle United

Newcastle boss Steve McClaren on BBC Sport: "Same as last week, we asked for a reaction, we got that in the first 10-15 minutes. When we get disappointments, can we recover? We are not doing. We have to find a solution to that.

"It is not about systems, it is about attitude, about fight, about running backwards as quickly as you run forwards but when the third goal went in that went down.

"Sometimes you have to go through adversity, there is no one better than myself and the staff and we have to get the players to cope with that. They are not coping with it every week.

"Character and fight is built in adversity, we are going through it and we have to fight it. We are not coping very well in 95 minutes or game by game."

Steve McClaren
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'I am optimistic'

Aston Villa 2-3 Watford

Aston Villa

Aston Villa manager Remi Garde: “I am disappointed like all the players and staff. We work hard during the week to win this game and this defeat is difficult because I thought we deserved a result. But we never had a chance to lead in the game. We were coming from behind and it was difficult for the players to gain confidence. I think we defended poorly, we conceded early and it was difficult to get the three points.

"It is not just the defence and individuals, we have to do better as a team.

"Things are not in our favour because we are at the bottom, we are in trouble, but I do not see any players letting the shirt down which is good news for the future. We are in trouble.

“I would have liked it to win today, it would have given us a lot of confidence,. But we have to still believe and I stay an optimist."

'What a finish, what quality!'

Leicester 1-0 Man Utd

Matt Elliott

Former Leicester City captain on BBC Radio Leicester

"Oh my word! The whole stadium is up on its feet, myself included! It was an inch-perfect ball in behind the United defence, and Vardy was onto it in a flash. He got the ball out from under his feet and his finish had the quality to beat David De Gea. 

"The first semblance of an opening he's had, and the ball is in the back of the net. What a finish, what quality!"


Leicester 1-0 Man Utd

He's only gone and done it! For the 11th game in a row Jamie Vardy has scored.

Follow the game in full here.

Jamie Vardy
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'This game is no good for your health!'

Bournemouth 3-3 Everton



More from Eddie Howe, Bournemouth boss: "It's unbelievable how football can play with your emotions. To score in the manner we did at the end was one of the biggest highs I've had in football. An incredible day, though this game is no good for your health! I'll be having an early night tonight. 

"As a kid I was a big Everton fan - I used to split my time between watching Bournemouth and Everton. I still look out for their results, but the most important thing was us and making sure we got more points on the board. 

"The character we showed today was excellent. We've shown our resolve and our willingness to improve, which we will need if we are going to get through this tough season. We are improving week on week. 

"We have had to learn from some difficult moments, and we are doing a lot of work on the training ground. Ultimately, the results will define our season. But our supporters wouldn't want us to change the way we play, and we won't move away from our ideals. 

"It's about getting the most out of the players we have available to us. We have to just pick up as many points as we can. 

"Every game is difficult, it doesn't matter who you play. We have to now build on today's result."

Championship round-up

Unbeaten Brighton sit proudly at the top of the Championship this evening. Bobby Zamora’s goal, early in the second half, gave them a 2-1 victory over Birmingham and pushed them above Derby, who had moved to the summit with a 2-0 win at Hull last night.

Middlesbrough move up into second with a 2-0 victory at Huddersfield, which included a stunning goal by midfielder Adam Clayton against his former club. David Wagner's Terriers drop into the bottom three because MK Dons gained a 0-0 draw at Wolves.

Burnley stay fifth, scored twice late on to snatch a 2-2 draw at Cardiff; Matt Connolly’s own goal levelled the match in the second minute of stoppage time.

The pressure on Nottingham Forest boss Dougie Freedman eased with a 3-1 win over Reading, while Charlie Austin ended QPR’s four-match goal drought as they beat Leeds 1-0, and managerless Fulham gained a late point at home to Preston. Jonson Clarke-Harris, meanwhile, scored twice as next-to-bottom Rotherham beat Bristol City 3-0.

'We have to bring the fans what they want'

Crystal Palace 5-1 Newcastle

Newcastle United

Newcastle boss Steve McClaren on Sky Sports: 

"We made individual errors, the killer goal was the fourth. We wanted a reaction, I think we got that. The players were focused, we made some errors.It is about working for each other, winning your duels and after the third goal we didn't do that, we can't have that, it is disappointing.

"We have to bring the fans what they want and that is not it. We have 25 games to go, we are in a relegation fight, no doubt about that, but we have to work hard on the training field.

"We are not getting over the disappointments. Don't go down, keep fighting, do your jobs.

"You are going to get adversity, we have lots of experience of losing games. We knew it would be difficult. We have had 13 games, we know where we are. We have 25 games and have this group to work for.

"That us not us, that is not Newcastle United, that is not what we expect, what the fans expect. That is not good enough."

'Massive three points'

Aston Vila 2-3 Watford


Watford captain and Birmingham City fan Troy Deeney on scoring against Villa “I cant explain how good that was.

"Their fans gave me stick all the way through, which lets me know I am doing something right.

"It was a tough game and we showed real character. They rallied to come back but we got those two goals. These are games we have to win against teams that are in and around us. It is a massive three points. We pressed hard up the pitch and managed the game well."

On his celebration: "I slid on my knees, everyone does that, it's football, we get caught up in the emotion. I do not think I offended anyone, you should have heard what the crowd were saying to me, but I am thick skinned and can take it and am more interested in taking three points."

Troy Deeney
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'We made too many mistakes'

Man City 3-1 Southampton

Southampton manager Ronald Koeman: “We had a bad start. If you make those kind of mistakes against City, you lose the game. We made them strong because we lost so many balls when building up from the back. You can’t win if you play at that level.

“At least in the second half we played good football. We kept the ball much more than in the first 20 minutes. We had a big chance through Dusan Tadic to make it 2-2. These are key moments to get something out of the game.

“We had good ball possession and that has to be one of our strengths. But for the first 20 minutes, it was very poor.

“The referee wasn’t better for one side than the other but he made very strange decisions. It’s not influenced the final result, but sometimes I was surprised by some of the decisions.

“It took too long to patch up Jose Fonte, which is why I took him off. His knee is OK. He will be OK for next Wednesday.”

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Villa are doomed. We needed that result today. December & January will be a huge months for the club - playing Newcastle, Norwich, Sunderland and WBA (all away :-()... Absolutely MUST WINS.

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Goodbye premier league. It's been 23 years, we have really added to the league in some years but have been treading water for the last six, we deserve to go down and have no chance now.

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Leicester 0-0 Man Utd

Under way. Jamie Vardy hasn't scored yet.

Follow the game here.

From despair to where...?

Bournemouth 3-3 Everton



Eddie Howe reacting in the tunnel to his Bournemouth side's draw: "That was a crazy ending to a really competitive and tight game. The despair we felt on conceding that third goal was as bad as I've known, and the elation at scoring our third was the greatest I've ever known. It just shows what a powerful sport football is. 

"I felt for large parts of the game we dominated, though we lost our way for a bit and conceded two goals. From our perspective, in recent times we have performed really well. 

"We've got a point today against a very good team, and we feel that we're building momentum."

'We lacked that instinct to put the game to bed'

Bournemouth 3-3 Everton



Everton manager Roberto Martinez in the tunnel at Bournemouth: "Our first-half performance was very good. We were in control, dominant and scored two goals. But in the second half we lost control, though you must expect the home side to come at you. 

"We lacked that instinct to put the game to bed. With a two-goal lead you feel very comfortable. After the equaliser we showed good character to score a third. But it was a massive, massive blow to concede so late in the game, and it's a feeling of dropping two points. 

"As a team we just had to control the final moments, and we should have expected Bournemouth to put balls into the box. 

"I don't know why the referee allowed play to continue for so long, but maybe it was luck for Bournemouth which they haven't had all season. 

"The third goal should have been enough for us to win the match. You can imagine, the dressing room is a place of real disappointment, which is something we now have to get over."

Leicester v Man Utd (17:30 GMT)

A touch of showbiz to proceedings at Leicester as the players come out to a huge 'V' montage in the stands.

Follow that game in full here.

'Gomes has concussion'

Aston Villa 2-3 Watford


Watford manager Quique Sánchez Flores says goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes suffered a kick to the head and believes he has concussion.

He told Sky Sports: "I hope he is well at the moment, I wait to hear more news. He has concussion or something like this."


Christmas do in November?

That's a straight red for Pards I'm afraid. This sort of thing needs to be stamped out. 

Gone early!

Crystal Palace 5-1 Newcastle

Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew on BBC:

"The players have their Christmas do tonight and I hope they behave because they have a great chance of having a great season."

'Aguero came off as a precaution'

Man City 3-1 Southampton

Sergio Aguero

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini: “Kun [Aguero] came off as a precaution. I spoke with him before the game and we said he would play 65 minutes. He has a kick in his heel, but nothing important.

“I was very pleased with the team's reaction. It was important to get three points against a team who were unbeaten away. We were a little nervous until the third goal, but I’m happy with the performance and the result.

“There were a lot of decisions that happened today that I didn’t like. It was difficult for the referee because he made too many mistakes.

“We must try to recover the players for Tuesday. It’s important for us to reach the semi-final of the League Cup."

'We caused problems everywhere!'

Crystal Palace 5-1 Newcastle

Crystal Palace

Alan Pardew
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Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew to Sky Sports:

"It was a poor goal we conceded, unusually for us, but the response and the performance was outstanding. 

"We caused problems everywhere. Connor Wickham gave a centre forward's performance we always hoped he would. We were irresistible today. 

"We are sixth in the division because we are a good team, it was not about the opposition today. I have a lot of friends and family at Newcastle but I don't want to say a lot about them because I get criticised whatever I say."

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What a truly amazing finish down in Bournemouth! This is why the Premier League is the best league in the world! #bbcfootball

You're not wrong there Paul.

So many talking points from the afternoon's action.

Newcastle's capitulation at Crystal Palace, Bournemouth's comeback, The Big Sam effect at Sunderland. 

What has gone wrong at Newcastle and will Steve McClaren survive ? 

Is Duncan Watmore the next Michael Owen?

Will Aston Villa stay up?

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Final Score

Final Score may have finished on BBC Two now but you can catch the rest of the show by clicking the tab at the top of this page.

'A brilliant game, credit to both sides'

Bournemouth 3-3 Everton

Kevin Kilbane

Former Everton winger on Final Score

"I thought Ross Barkley had won it for Everton, but let's give credit to Eddie Howe. He made three substitutions in the second half and told his Bournemouth side to just go for it. Fantastic. 

"A brilliant game, credit to both sides and credit to both managers. That result will take the Cherries above Newcastle, so it's momentum. 

"These sorts of results can make such a difference, because Bournemouth were dead and buried until the 98th minute of the game."

Bournemouth remain in the bottom three after that draw at home to Everton, but they are just four points behind Chelsea too...

'That result feels like a win'

Bournemouth 3-3 Everton



Bournemouth players celebrate
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Last-gasp Bournemouth goalscorer Junior Stanislas speaking in the tunnel at Vitality Stadium: "I managed to get on the end of that ball, and that result feels like a win. 

"We've played really well in recent games without having a cutting edge. Today we managed to get ourselves back into the game. 

"We've been playing good football but if we look at the players we have we have to stick to our philosophy. Put in good performances and we'll get results."

'We've shown the quality to bounce back'

Man City 3-1 Southampton

Fabian Delph

Manchester City midfielder Fabian Delph: "It was a very important game. We needed to bounce back. We managed to do that and get the three points. It was about giving the reaction to the manager. We did that today, and we’ll go home happy. It was very sweet to get my first goal, and I hope things can keep pushing on.

“It’s been a bit of a rollercoaster ride for me because it’s been stop-start, but training with these players can only help me. Football has ups and downs but we’ve got more than enough quality in the locker to bounce back from difficult weeks."

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Can't remember the last time we've scored 5! Bolasie was brilliant in us bouncing back, get in you EAGLES! #bbcfootball #cpfc

Omens = not good

Aston Villa 2-3 Watford

Aston Villa

Aston Villa equal Swindon Town (93/94), Sunderland (05/06) and QPR (12/13) on PL record low 5 points after 14 matches. All 3 were relegated.