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  1. Spurs beat Watford to move second
  2. Villa given hope with 2-0 win against Norwich
  3. Sunderland come from two behind to draw at Anfield
  4. Newcastle out of drop zone with win over West Brom
  5. Dann earns Palace point at Swansea; Everton win 3-0 at Stoke

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By Phil Dawkes and Gary Rose

All times stated are UK

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Thank you and good night

That is all from me. Be sure to check back in tomorrow for our coverage of Bournemouth v Arsenal at 13:30 GMT, followed by Chelsea v Manchester United at 16:00 GMT.

I'll leave you with this image, in honour of the team of the day. Could they be the team of the season?



Southampton 1-0 West Ham

Maya Yoshida's goal is the difference at St Mary's.

To stay across the second half in that game, head on over to our dedicated live text commentary.  

Tottenham were amazing - Flores
Watford head coach Quique Sanchez Flores describes Tottenham's performance as "amazing" following Spurs' 1-0 victory over the Hornets at White Hart Lane.
Aston Villa 2-0 Norwich: Alex Neil says Canaries 'gifted' goals to Villa
Norwich City manager Alex Neil says his side "gifted" Aston Villa the goals that resulted in a 2-0 defeat at Villa Park.

Manager reaction

Aston Villa 2-0 Norwich

Norwich manager Alex Neil: "We had good opportunities but when you gift goals away you make it doubly difficult. We huffed and puffed and we had chances but it wasn’t enough. If you don’t defend your box well enough it is always going to be a tough task. Goals change games.

"This is a test of character. The rest of the season will show whether we have enough character in the group."

'Never say die' spirit pleases Sam Allardyce
Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce praises his side's "never-say-die" attitude, which helped the Black Cats fight back to a 2-2 draw against Liverpool.

'Sunderland dug deep'

Liverpool 2-2 Sunderland

Sunderland goalscorer Jermain Defoe: "It is a difficult place to come and we showed great character to come back, we dug deep to get a point.

"There were so many positives in the second-half and we have to keep that going now and work hard until the end of the season."

'Walk-out is not an excuse'

Liverpool 2-2 Sunderland

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson: "It was not a good result. We need to see the last 10 minutes of the game out  and it was not good enough.

"The walk-out is not an excuse, the game is down to us as individuals." 

'The scoreboard never lies but today it did a bit'

Liverpool 2-2 Sunderland

Liverpool coach Pepijn Lijnders: "We are disappointed, we know a game is for 95 minutes and for 83 minutes it was excellent.

"When we got the first goal we played better. Then there was the foul, I do not think it was a foul. They scored and it was 2-1 and still I thought there was nothing wrong with the result but it was disappointing to let them get two goals.

"The scoreboard never lies but today it did a bit."

Stoke 0-3 Everton: Toffees strong in every department - Roberto Martinez
Everton manager Roberto Martinez says his side were "very strong in every department" after their 3-0 away victory against Stoke.

Southampton 1-0 West Ham

Slaven Bilic is the second Premier League manager today to sport a tight beanie. He is currently looking a lot more agitated than the first, Claudio Ranieri. Bilic's West Ham team trail Southampton 1-0 at a wet St Mary's.

You can follow the game here.

Slaven Bilic

Manager reaction

Stoke 0-3 Everton

Everton manager Roberto Martinez: "We defended really well when we had to but the amount of opportunities we created is pleasing.

"If anything we should have scored three or four more in the second half.

"We have to make sure we don't drop our standards now."

Manager reaction

Stoke 0-3 Everton

Stoke boss Mark Hughes: "We huffed and puffed and didn't really create again and that is a concern for us. 

"A disappointing day. We made mistakes at key times in the game and couldn't recover.

"We have to pick ourselves up and start doing the fundamentals and basics."

'Worst away display' since Pulis arrived
Tony Pulis says West Brom's 1-0 defeat to Newcastle was their worst away performance since his arrival to the club in January 2015.

'We will stay up, of course we will'

Newcastle 1-0 West Brom

Aleksandar Mitrovic
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Aleksandar Mitrovic, Newcastle goalscorer: "That was a very important result for us. We tried to press high from the first minute, and we got the first goal. I thought we should have scored more goals, but 1-0 is not a bad result. 

"We will stay up, of course we will. We have quality - I know we will be safe."

'We were a bit short today'

Newcastle 1-0 West Brom

West Brom keeper Ben Foster: "It's a disappointed dressing room, but it was a disappointing result. We were a bit short today.

"We haven’t got many wins under our belt this season, but we have only lost two in our last 10 games. But we need a few more goals and a few more wins. Three or four more wins should see us safe."

Manager reaction

Newcastle 1-0 West Brom

Tony Pulis, West Brom boss, at St James' Park: "Since I have been here, that's our worst performance playing away from home. It could have been more than 1-0. But they are a great group of lads, we'll have to take this on the chin and work this out.

"Newcastle have got good players, and look at what they have recruited. But like all teams in this league you need a little luck. Today they didn’t need luck though - they were better than us, full-stop.

"There are 10 or 11 teams at the bottom looking over our shoulders, and we are one of those teams.

"There are a certain number of points you need to get, and we need to get those points soon to ease the pressure."

Aston Villa 2-0 Norwich: Garde says Villa can still stay up
Aston Villa boss Remi Garde says his side "still have a chance" of avoiding relegation from the Premier League after they beat Norwich 2-0.

Southampton 1-0 West Ham

Remember, there is still one Premier League going on. It is currently 1-0 to Southampton against West Ham at St Mary's. Maya Yoshida is the unlikely scorer.

McClaren praises 'relentless' Magpies
Newcastle boss Steve McClaren says his side were "relentless" and should have scored more in their 1-0 win against West Brom.

Manager reaction

Aston Villa 2-0 Norwich

Aston Villa manager Remi Garde: "Our football has been improving recently but football is strange as we didn’t play that well today but we won. 

We didn’t concede a goal today which is very important for me. This is a base to build on. We are still believing. The way the players fight means a lot for me. Behaving in that way means we still have a chance."

Manager reaction

Tottenham 1-0 Watford

Watford boss Quique Sanchez Flores: "It was completely difficult. We expected a tough match. Tottenham play really quick, play intelligent balls, they have a lot of good players so it was very difficult to stop their attacks.

"Tottenham have improved since the last time we played. They have more confidence and they are one of the best teams. They have the chance to win the league.

"Playing against Chelsea and Tottenham in four days is too much. We did all the best we could but it was not enough."

Liverpool 2-2 Sunderland

An update on Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp, who missed today's 2-2 draw with Sunderland because of appendicitis... he has undergone an operation to remove his appendix. Hopefully, he'll have speedy recovery. 

Manager reaction

Liverpool 2-2 Sunderland

More from Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce: "We were disappointed to go 1-0 down and Van Arnholt had a chance at 1-0 and the way he has been playing we thought he would  score. Then 2-0 was a kick in the you know wheres. But the free-kick opened up Liverpool and then Defoe had his chance.

"We won't get goals back like that every game but today it was a precious point for us."

"For me the players have to listen and learn a bit more in terms of how to control a game and then punish the opponents when we have a chance."

Manager reaction

Liverpool 2-2 Sunderland

Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce: "You think your day is over when you are 0-2 down at Anfield. But we fought back with two quality goals and got a point by not giving up.

"It was never say die until the end. When we went two down it looked like the fear had left us and we played better with the ball. We created chances and it was the quality of goals that got us a point.

"We had to make a few changes before the game because of illness and injuries."

Goal of the day

Man City 1-3 Leicester

Goal of the day? I think I'd plump for the one scored by this fella...

Riyad Mahrez

Manager reaction

Tottenham 1-0 Watford

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino, speaking to BBC Sport: "I feel very proud of the players.

"We need to be calm. We are in a very good position in the league but the philosophy from the beginning of the season has been to go step by step. We are a very young squad so it is important to keep going and take every game and competition and be ready to compete.

"We need to be careful and always work in the same way. In football you can never stop. You always need to improve and fix a different situation. We still need to be more clinical, we created a lot of chances today but need to score more.

"We have a good idea of how we want to build the squad for the future and it is important to take this philosophy and deliver it."

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Today's win over Norwich (and Leicester's rise from the dead last season) seems to have resurrected some belief. Keep the faith lads, this time next season you could be five points clear at the top!

Will Perry: Leicester had 19 points after 29 games last season. Written off Villa have 16 after 25.

Aiden Mifsud: (Almost) resigned to relegation it's nice to enjoy a win. But then you start thinking.....eight to go? Can it be done?  

'The game shouldn't have been close at the end'

Newcastle 1-0 West Brom

Steve McClaren, Newcastle manager, reacting in the tunnel: "It was imperative that we won the game. The game shouldn't have been close at the end. We had so many chances in those last 10 minutes. We also kept a clean sheet, and there was some great attacking play. And a great atmosphere from the crowd. 

"If we continue to play like that and create, we'll be OK."

Team news

Southampton v West Ham (17:30 GMT)

Southampton make three changes from Tuesday's 0-0 draw with Arsenal. Maya Yoshida, Jordy Clasie and Graziano Pelle replace James Ward-Prowse, Oriol Romeu and  Dusan Tadic. Charlie Austin is on the bench.

Southampton XI

West Ham make one change from their midweek win over Aston Villa with Victor Moses in for Cheikhou Kouyate. New loan signing Emmanuel Emenike is on the bench

West Ham XI

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Harry Partridge: Klopp might be passionate, charismatic & loved by the media & fans. But that's all useless if not getting the required results!

Shane Daly: Massimo Taibi would get into the first team squad ahead of Simon Mignolet if he was at Liverpool.

Greg: Pound for pound, the worst WBA performance ever?  

Manager reaction

Swansea 1-1 Crystal Palace

Swansea manager Francesco Guidolin: "I am not happy [with a point] because my opinion is that my team played very well for 90 minutes. We had many possibilities to score.

"We controlled the game, which is not easy with the weather. Crystal Palace is a good team and they played well, but we played better.

" It was another good performance, I think it's the best in my period at the club. We can have confidence because the team is good, the fitness is good. We must work to improve in set-piece situations."

Southampton v West Ham (17:30 GMT)

Don't forget, there is still one game to go today. It comes from St Mary's, where Southampton host West Ham. You can follow the game here.

Don't let the stat below put you off.

Graziano Pelle
BBC Sport

Manager reaction

Swansea 1-1 Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew: "The point today is so important. We knew we had to get something today, so that was a very good result. It was really tough, with a lot of energy and a lot of commitment from both teams. 

"We were playing with our brakes on but we had a reaction to the chat at half-time. Swansea have been in good form and we came back, which makes it all the sweeter.

"Adebayor had a couple of moments that were top-drawer, you can see that he's going to add something. We still look a bit like we need a bit more going forward at this level. Cabaye was terrific. There's a bit of relief on our side and we take that into the Watford game."

Good day, bad day

Today could well go down as a defining one for some clubs. At the top, Leicester achieved a new high point in their already remarkable season, while Tottenham went second for the first time in the campaign.

At the bottom, Sunderland gave their belief a huge shot in the arm by coming back from two goals down to draw at Anfield, Newcastle moved out of the bottom three and Villa, ah Villa, they now have the slimmest sliver of light at the end of the tunnel courtesy of their win over Norwich, who are now staring into the abyss.

Meanwhile, a lot of angry Liverpool fans will have been even more irate when they glanced at their phone after leaving Anfield early. Simon Mignolet's name is mud.

Player reaction

Swansea 1-1 Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace defender Scott Dann: "It's nice to get a point. We've had a not-so-good run and today, more than the three points, it was about stopping that run and making sure we didn't lose. It's nice to get on the scoresheet - it's something I like to help the boys out with if I can."

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Jean-Paul Breyer: Is anyone already looking forward to watching Leicester vs Barcelona next year? 

1. Leicester 2. Tottenham

So, as it stands, Leicester are top. By five points. And Tottenham are second in the table. Bonkers it may well be, but it also does not lie. They are the best two teams in the country right now and fully deserve to be where they are.

Player reaction

Aston Villa 2-0 Norwich

Aston Villa striker Gabriel Agbonlahor:  "We are going to keep fighting till the end. That is all the club expects from us. Take it game by game. There is no reason why we cannot escape. We showed fight today. We had a game plan: we defended well and attacked well."

Southampton boosted by Forster

Southampton v West Ham (17:30 GMT)

John Roder

Match of the Day commentator at St Mary's

"The return of Fraser Forster to full fitness has given Southampton a huge boost. The giant goalkeeper has yet to concede a goal as Southampton have returned to form, and he was outstanding in the draw at Arsenal on Tuesday.

"West Ham arrive at St Mary's one place and five points ahead of the Saints, with just one defeat in their last 11 in the league.

"The Hammers' FA Cup replay against Liverpool means this match was switched back to Saturday with just seven days of notice. I really hope this late change hasn't inconvenienced too many."

Twitter: @johnrodercomm