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Summary

  1. 10 Premier League games played on Boxing Day
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  3. Join in the debate using #motd

Live Reporting

By Andy Cryer

All times stated are UK

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And that is all from us.

Thanks for your company and enjoy the rest of your festive break.

I bid you farewell.

Villa fans - you are in big trouble.

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Bournemouth 0-0 Crystal Palace

Bournemouth looked like they carried lots of confidence into that game but didn't have quality in final third and Palace take point #MOTD

Manager reaction

Bournemouth 0-0 Crystal Palace

Alan Pardew
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Alan Pardew: licking his lips at the thought of the turkey sandwich waiting for him when he gets home

Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew: "Physically and mentally, it was a tough game - you have to take your hat off to Bournemouth as they're relentless. I had to bring on Yohan Cabaye [at half-time] to get some of the ball, and in the last six minutes I think it showed, as Bournemouth couldn't raise a leg by then. 

"But I'm full of admiration for what they [Bournemouth] did. We'll take the point, it moves us up a place, the unbeaten run goes on, we go to the next game."

Manager reaction

Bournemouth 0-0 Crystal Palace

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe: "It was a real battle, Palace are a very good side, very physical and we certainly knew we were in a game. But the most pleasing aspect from my perspective was the way we fought and defended set plays, with the aerial threat they've got.

"We're harder to beat now, that's six games unbeaten, confidence is improving and belief is growing. We probably created the best chances but didn't take them. We're now moving into a tough period when we know we'll have to be even better."

Man of the match - Scott Dann

Bournemouth 0-0 Crystal Palace

Not too many candidates to choose from in a match lower on quality than a tin of Quality Street after all the rellies have been round for Christmas. 

In the end, BBC Sport's James Gheerbrant chose Scott Dann as his man of the match after the defender earned his fifth clean sheet of the season. Dann also had a team-high five interceptions and three shots.

Do you agree? Get involved via #MOTD or post on the Match of the Day Facebook page.

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Bournemouth v Palace. 3rd tier teams playing in 3rd division strips in 3rd division ground. The reason why English footy is brilliant #motd

Giddy heights

Bournemouth 0-0 Crystal Palace

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It may not have been a vintage performance from Crystal Palace today, but they're still up to fifth.

They've never finished higher than 10th in the Premier League - surely they can better that this season?

McArthur spark

Bournemouth 0-0 Crystal Palace

Boxing Day is usually all about clearing up and James McArthur did a superb job of that for Palace today. The Scotsman recovered the ball eight times in his own half (left), while his defensive midfield counterpart for Bournemouth, Andrew Surman, only managed it once.

James McArthur and Andrew Surman recovery maps
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Terrific on their travels

Bournemouth 0-0 Crystal Palace

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Team news

Bournemouth 0-0 Crystal Palace

Bournemouth are unchanged from the side that beat West Brom last time out, with former Palace man Glenn Murray up front.  

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Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew makes two changes from the side that beat Stoke City - Jordon Mutch comes in for Yannick Bolasie in midfield for his league start since the opening day of the season, and Fraizer Campbell replaces Connor Wickham up front.    

Crystal Palace XI
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And last but not least...

West Ham showed character - Bilic

Aston Villa 1-1 West Ham

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic on Villa's penalty: "I am not happy with that of course. From my point of view I saw Rudy Gestede was pulling Ogbonna's shirt. With that it gained him an advantage and he got in front of Angelo. For me it was a foul.

"He gave a penalty but if he gave that he should have given a penalty for one of the handballs for us. Unfortunately, he didn't.

"It's mixed emotions for us. When you are leading 1-0 at half-time against a team which is fighting for their lives and nervous, you expect to win the game.

"They scored a penalty and then got the momentum so it was a fair point. With the injuries and everything that happened we showed good character. We got a point away from home which is good. Hopefully we will have a few players back very soon."

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'I'm sad for the players'

Aston Villa 1-1 West Ham

Aston Villa boss Remi Garde: "I knew this game was crucial for us. I wanted to win. A draw was not the goal for this game.

"We only missed the points. What we put into this game was probably the best we can do. I think we deserved more than we got. I am frustrated and also a bit sad for my players.

"We are still in a very bad position but when I see my team play it's very encouraging. The performance we gave was not a bottom one. We have to score goals and be more efficient in the offensive parts."

Remi Garde (left) wit Slaven Bilic
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Ayew stars for Villa

Aston Villa 1-1 West Ham

Gestede was instrumental for Villa, but it was Jordan Ayew who led the hosts' attack and scored a great penalty to give his team hope of survival. 

The 24-year-old summer signing has now scored five goals for Villa in nine games and industrious, running 11.41km - more than any other Villa player. 

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Jordan Ayew touches

Aston Villa 1-1 West Ham

At Aston villa...never seen a home team get SO excited about winning a corner before!!

A vicious bit of first-half burn from the West Ham big wig.

Villa on top

Aston Villa 1-1 West Ham

Aston Villa had plenty of possession, and quite a bit of it in the final third, but that will mean nothing come the end of the season. 

Aston Villa 1-1 West Ham possession
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Team news

Aston Villa 1-1 West Ham

West Ham boss Slaven Bilic makes two changes from the draw with Swansea. Midfielder Pedro Obiang and striker Enner Valencia replace Alex Song and Nikica Jelavic.

West Ham XI: Adrian, Tomkins, Collins, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Obiang, Kouyate, Antonio, Noble, Zarate, Valencia.

Aston Villa 1-1 West Ham team news
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Team news

Aston Villa 1-1 West Ham

Aston Villa striker Rudy Gestede is restored to the starting line-up as he replaces Scott Sinclair in manager Remi Garde's only change from the draw at Newcastle last time out.

Aston Villa XI: Guzan, Hutton, Okore, Lescott, Bacuna, Westwood, Sanchez, Gana, Veretout, Gestede, Ayew.

Aston Villa team news
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Swansea 1-0 West Brom

West Brom have been a cynical bunch of grimweasels this season, and I wish nothing but misfortune for them in 2016. #MOTD

'Grimweasels'. I like it.

Man of the match

Swansea 1-0 West Brom

Strictly speaking, Ki Sung-yeung was the man of the match - after all he won the thing for Swansea.

But BBC Sport's Mike Henson - a studious thinker of the game - saw that it was another fella who made the Swans sing.

Full-back Angel Rangel set up Ki's winner and had more touches and passes than any other player - so he gets Mike's bottle of champers...

Swansea's Angel Rangel
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Manager reaction - Pulis

Swansea 1-0 West Brom

West Brom boss Tony Pulis: "The lads are disappointed, their spirit was fantastic, but we have to hope we get a little bit of luck.

"There were two penalty decisions and you need referees to make the right call. Chris Brunt had a nailed-on penalty and you look at Callum McManaman's at the end and it was a penalty again.

"Roger East is close enough and as a Premier League referee you have to pick it."

Manager reaction - Curtis

Swansea 1-0 West Brom

Swansea caretaker manager Alan Curtis: "It is a huge relief. We have had a couple of performances that were better than today's since our last win, but the three points are important now.

"The effort and determination were excellent and we found a way to win. There were tackles and blocks, players putting their bodies on the line and working and scrapping - not the sort of football we normally play - but I thought we deserved it.

Swansea 1-0 West Brom

@philsteele1 @clare_jabb Alan Curtis for manager. @SwansOfficial

The search is over Swansea.

The Rugby league and union legend has spoken...

Blunt Baggies

Swansea 1-0 West Brom

Well. Turns out that the fears of Baggies fans were proved correct. The visitors only managed three shots in the first half - and not one hit the target....

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Team news

Swansea 1-0 West Brom

It's safe to say that the armchair managers would not have picked the same Baggies XI as Tony Pulis...

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Team news

Swansea 1-0 West Brom

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Two changes from the Swansea side that drew 0-0 at home to West Ham last time out. Wide men Wayne Routledge and Jefferson Montero come in for Jack Cork and Bafetimbi Gomis.  

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Albion gaffer Tony Pulis also makes two changes as Claudio Yacob and Rickie Lambert come in at the expense of suspended duo James McClean and Salomon Rondon.

And this starting XI did not go down well with the Twitter Baggies...

Man of the match - Romelu Lukaku

Newcastle 0-1 Everton

OK, he might not have scored, but that was only down to some outstanding goalkeeping by Rob Elliot.

Romelu Lukaku is the hottest striker in the Premier League at the moment, and went into the Boxing Day fixture on the back of nine goals in eight games.

He was twice denied by Elliot, but just because he could not score meant he did nothing for the 90 minutes. His work rate was superb, always looking to make things happen, and for that reason he was named man of the match by BBC Sport's Gary Rose.

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Manager reaction

Newcastle 0-1 Everton

Newcastle boss Steve McClaren: "Last kick of the game, what a huge disappointment. I am disappointed for the players because they gave everything. They did not deserve to lose.

"All we can do is pick ourselves up and go again. We could have won the game, we shouldn't have lost it but we did."

Manager reaction

Newcastle 0-1 Everton

Everton boss Roberto Martinez: "We knew that Newcastle had been very consistent in their last three performances. I was really pleased with the manner in which we played.

"We had a complete performance. We defended well and created a huge amount of chances. To get it in the last minute it feels emotionally a better win."

Pavel is a Geordie

Newcastle 0-1 Everton

Newcastle's fans sang 'Pavel is a Geordie' at half-time in support of former goalkeeper Pavel Srnicek who is in an induced coma after suffering a cardiac arrest last week.

Srnicek's family wanted to record the song to play to the 47-year-old.

You can watch a video of the fans in full voice on the Evening Chronicle website.

Milan Srnicek says thank you for "Pavel is a Geordie chants": chroniclelive.co.uk/sport/football…

Milan Srnicek says thank you for "Pavel is a Geordie chants": chroniclelive.co.uk/sport/football…

Newcastle 0-1 Everton

That. Must. Hurt.

Newcastle 0-1 Everton

What an absolute delight it is to watch an English central defender play in such a relaxed manner on the ball. John Stones is a class act.

No record for Romelu

Newcastle 0-1 Everton

Romelu Lukaku
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It just wasn't Lukaku's day...

Who's playing at home again?

Newcastle 0-1 Everton

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Everton played like the home side, with just three of their outfield players spending most of the game inside their own half. In contrast, just two Newcastle players regularly advanced beyond the halfway line.  

Team news

Newcastle 0-1 Everton

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Forwards Ayoze Perez and Aleksandar Mitrovic are recalled to the Newcastle side for the visit of Everton. They replace Siem de Jong and Papiss Cisse, who has a groin injury.  

Everton XI
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Everton make two changes as Kevin Mirallas and Aaron Lennon come in for Arouna Kone and Gerard Deulofeu.

Romelu Lukaku, who has nine goals in his last eight games, leads the line for the Toffees.

This is a sickener for Newcastle...

Cole knows

Tottenham 3-0 Norwich

Buzzing to see @Dele_Alli get a good run also.. Too young talent! @BBCMOTD

Love the Boxing Day ⚽️ tradition, especially when we top it off with a win! Well done @tom_carroll92 on your first PL goal. Roll on Monday!

Manager reaction

Spurs 3-0 Norwich

Norwich boss Alex Neil: "Until they got the penalty and the first goal, there was nothing in it. Once we conceded the goal, they grew in confidence and we found it tough.

"Defensively, we could have done better. We hit a lull after the first goal, which is disappointing. We just did not have enough to get anything from the game.

"Teams in the bottom half of the table are crucial for us. The next one against Aston Villa - we know the importance of it. If we beat Villa, we will be at 20 points after half way and everyone talks about reaching the 40-point mark."