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  1. Newcastle and Aston Villa both lose
  2. Sunderland grab vital point at Southampton
  3. Swansea beat Norwich 1-0
  4. West Ham beat 10-man Everton 3-2
  5. Watford v Leicester (Kick-off 17:30 GMT)

Live Reporting

By Emlyn Begley and Gary Rose

All times stated are UK

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Right, that's us done with our coverage of what has turned out to be a fantastic day of football.

There's still one game going on - Watford versus Leicester. Follow that here.

It's all over


Sport Relief

After 57 hours, plus extra time, the Sport Relief 5-live-a-side has genuinely been brilliant entertainment over the last few days, and I'm a little sad it is all over.

Watch the presentations here.

Manager reaction

Swansea 1-0 Norwich

Norwich boss Alex Neil: "There wasn't anything in the match. It was pretty even, quite an edgy game. They managed to get the goal.

"In the second half it opened up a bit. Unfortunately we didn't get the goal when we were on top at the end."

They think it's all over...

BBC Radio 5 Live

Sir Alex Ferguson has appeared at 5-live-a-side? No he hasn't but Fergie time has!

The countdown clock has stopped, but the players are still going.

Follow it live here.

Manager reaction

Swansea 1-0 Norwich

Swansea coach Alan Curtis: "It’s a big statement. It gives ourselves some breathing space, but we’re still only on 33 points, which is not enough for safety.

"There is still plenty of work to do. We’ll be back in on Tuesday to focus on getting another massive three points at Bournemouth."

Manager reaction

Everton 2-3 West Ham

West Ham boss Slaven Bilic: "It feels great. We don't have a great record here, we don't have a record here at all to be fair.

"This is why English football is so attractive and so good basically. If they scored a penalty we could have lost three or four nil.

"However, nobody could say that over 90 minutes we didn't deserve it, we did and that is what makes me proud of the team. It is a great day for West Ham."

Manager reaction

Everton 2-3 West Ham

Everton boss Roberto Martinez: "The key moment was the penalty. That would have been game over and it is a feeling of missed opportunity. Everyone got a bit shocked at that moment.

"The effort, with a man down, it went to the last 10 minutes we found it difficult to do what we had been doing - the way we had to match 11 men cost us in the final 10 minutes.

"It is a shame we could not win because up until the 78th minute we were well worth winning it."

One minute to go!

The amazing Five Live Aside is almost over. 

Watch the final few minutes here.

It's the final game of #5liveaside and #alankennedy has stepped in for #teamShearer

It's the final game of #5liveaside and #alankennedy has stepped in for #teamShearer

Manager reaction

Newcastle 1-3 Bournemouth


Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe speaking to BBC Sport: “That's a big win for us and I thought it was thoroughly deserved. It was a bit nervy at the end but it was great to get a third goal to seal it.

“It was tighter perhaps than it should have been but I was very pleased with a great performance. We had a real threat about us going forward. It was great to see us score three away from home.

“I think the crowd here can work one of two ways. We wanted to dominate the ball and thankfully we got on top.

“It’s a good position to be in and we want to just finish the job that we have started. But we have some massive games to come and it’s not over yet.

“It would mean everything for us [to stay up]. There’s a lot of pressure on us but so far we are coping quite well.”

Europe's longest-serving boss quits

Press Eye

Many managers consider themselves lucky if they have been in the same job for three years, but one boss' 30-year reign is over.

Ronnie McFall, who was the longest serving manager in European football, stepped down as Portadown boss on Saturday, minutes after the shock Irish Cup defeat by Lurgan Celtic.

I was two when he took the job. Amazing scenes.

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I can't wait for Leicester to screw up the last 5 games and finish 5th. Their lack of experience will begin to show. Blackburn were lucky, Leicester are misplaced.

Sam, Keyworth

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Chelsea 1-1 Stoke

Good team effort and another important point gained here at Stamford Bridge! 💪🏻🔴⚪️ #SCFC

Good team effort and another important point gained here at Stamford Bridge! 💪🏻🔴⚪️ #SCFC

Manager reaction

Chelsea 1-1 Stoke

Stoke City

Stoke boss Mark Hughes told BBC Sport: "We’re grateful to equalise but we deserved more from the game. It was an excellent away performance, we took the game to Chelsea. We were encouraged by the team they picked. 

"Their goal came out of the blue, it was a great bit of individual skill. I felt we were a strong team and made things happen. I was a bit surprised with their team. I thought they had a chance to get in the Champions League. We’re really pleased with the performance."

On almost bringing Mame Biram Diouf off before his goal: "That’s the bit of luck you need. He put a great shift in. I felt it was right to give him a go in the centre with his pace and movement. He was looking a bit tired so I thought I’d freshen it up. Luckily he scored just before I brought him off."

Manager reaction

Chelsea 1-1 Stoke


Chelsea interim boss Guus Hiddink told BBC Sport: "Stoke play well and creatively and they pushed us back. The first goal we got after a sloppy start, it was a beautiful goal. We should have got a penalty for a foul on Oscar. Any referee would have given a free-kick if it was outside the box. That was a key point. Stoke got some encouragement after that.

"We have rested one or two players but it’s good to see the players who came in, especially the young ones, like Traore and Loftus-Cheek do well. 

"Everyone knows in December we were one point off the relegation zone. There was a little bit of panic. Through a lot of draws at the beginning we moved away and then we had to make the next step with victories, which we did."

Manager reaction

Remi Garde speaking to BBC Sport

Aston Villa

"We collapsed totally in the second half after a good first half. The game plan was to defend well as long as we could, but as soon as they scored we collapsed again. 

"The first 45 minutes was not entertaining but we knew it was the only solution for us. We had one chance in the first 45, and I told the players if we played like that we might get another. 

Can Villa stay up? "We can do it but we have to be realistic, if we play like we did in the first half, we have a chance. But if we play like in the second half, it is difficult."

Manager reaction

Man City 4-0 Villa

Manchester City

Manchester City boss Maneul Pellegrini: "It was very important to be patient because we created chances in the first half. We dominated the game, so we just had to make it faster. 

"We thought it would be a tough game, but maybe at the start we played a bit below our level, but we made the changes we needed to. 

"I think the other teams will lose a lot of points, because it is a very close season. In the last six games the pressure will be on all the teams, so we have to carry on playing this way. 

"Our experience is very important, we are used to handling pressure at the end of the season. I am sure other teams will start losing points because of the pressure."

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Kevin Christie: I like McClaren. Absolutely nothing wrong with him except his tactics, team selections and ability to motivate players.

Danny Morgan: All this talk about how poor Newcastle were, how about somebody recognising how well Bournemouth have done this season?

Diego the Alter Ego: There is no time to "turn it around". McClaren has had all season for that & he's made NUFC worse

League Two round up

Northampton extended their lead at the top of the table by thumping Carlisle 4-1 at Brunton Park, while Oxford in second were held 2-2 at third-placed Plymouth.

In the battle of the basement, Dagenham and Redbridge beat York 1-0 but stay at the foot of the table four points behind the struggling Minstermen.

#SAFC move 1 point clear of the Premier League drop zone, while #NUFC stay second bottom. #BBCFootball

#SAFC move 1 point clear of the Premier League drop zone, while #NUFC stay second bottom. #BBCFootball

'Going down' material

Newcastle 1-3 Bournemouth

Newcastle boss Steve McClaren: “I’m very disappointed. That was definitely a poor performance and 'going down' material. The only positive is that we have 10 games to go.

"We have got to find the fighters in the team and the performance today did not epitomise that. We cannot play like that and hope to stay up.

"But we are fortunate that we’ve got 10 games and that’s enough. It’s a four-team league now and we play everyone around us.

"There was a certain edginess and you could see that in our play. We lost our shape. Normally we are a good attacking team, but today we were poor on the ball. You can only say that the pressure got to them.

"I can’t see any positives but we have to stick together as a staff and as a team, and fight."

On the hostile atmosphere from the Newcastle fans: "As a coach you get through this. There are ups and downs. It’s not nice, but I can fully understand it after that."


Watford 0-0 Leicester

The Premier League show rolls on.

Can Leicester extend their lead at the top of the table. They have just kicked off against Watford.

Follow the action from that game here.

Regardless of what happens now... WHAT A SEASON these Leicester fans have had. #bbcfootball

Regardless of what happens now... WHAT A SEASON these Leicester fans have had. #bbcfootball

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Lots of reaction to Mike's (1718) thoughts on Newcastle's lack of recent success.

Quincy: Over expectation!!! It wouldn't be so bad if more than 1 or 2 players showed commitment every game and the players even put in more than 20% effort. We have a right to be angry at the lackluster performances week in week out. 

Ken: Yet those same players sign for NUFC and pick up their massive wages. Poor players. 

Richard: Mike's ill informed analysis of Newcastle's woes perpetuates that myth about Newcastle fans having unrealistic expectations. Not one Newcastle fan expects anything from the team anymore, after years of turgid displays, excuses and a total lack of leadership.

Johnny: You mean the same fans that pay their hard earned money to turn up week after week and cheer teams like Keegan's entertainers to nearly winning the league? You can't blame the fans for the complete lack of effort being shown by this team. To even suggest that the fans are the problem is ridiculous. Like Sir Bobby used to say, the fans are the club. 

Darren: We all know it's you Mike Ashley.

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'We have to stick together'

Newcastle 1-3 Bournemouth

Newcastle boss Steve McClaren is giving his post-match interview now and he is remaining defiant.

"There are 10 games to go and we have to show fight," he says. "We have to stick together."

When asked if he thinks he will be given the chance to keep them up, he adds: "I hope so."

More from McClaren shortly.

'We dropped a massive clanger'

Southampton 1-1 Sunderland

Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce: “The dejection amongst us all is clear. It was so important to see this game out. We know how important three points would have been today. 

“If we’d have got the win today, we’d have had a gap for next weekend when we’re not playing. We dropped a massive clanger in those last few seconds. With the amount of people we had in that box, it’s baffling. We didn’t have the composure to keep the ball, play out and see the game out properly. We paid a very heavy price.

“It’s concentration, making the right decisions when you’re tired, being brave enough to cut the danger out and not leaving it someone else.

“I’m delighted with the chances we made, other than we could have finished them better. Then again, one goal isn’t enough for us. We can’t find a clean sheet – we have a bogey hanging over us.

“I’ve seen for a long time that we have enough to stay up, we aren’t getting the results."

League One round-up

Burton and Wigan, the top two, were both held 1-1 by Crewe and Peterborough respectively.

At the foot, Colchester slipped back to three points behind Crewe with a 2-0 defeat by Port Vale, Blackpool stay in the relegation mire after losing 3-0 at Millwall while Oldham's game at home to Swindon was postponed.

Nigel Pearson- the next Newcastle boss?

Newcastle 1-3 Bournemouth

Danny Mills

Former England defender on Final Score

Danny Mills says he thinks ex-Leicester boss Nigel Pearson would make a good fit at Newcastle if Steve McClaren is sacked tonight...

"If there's going to be a change of manager, he needs to be an abrasive character. Nigel Pearson is available. Give him nine games, see what happens and he might take it if they give him a bonus at the end of the season for staying up."

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Just been thinking bout this and it dawned on me... Newcastle haven't won anything for like 50 years. In that time there have been many boards. Hundreds of players, tactics and team combinations. A dozen a more managers. It's made not one bit of difference to their success. Their success over the years is pitiful. What has been the one constant throughout? The whinging fans creating an atmosphere that the players can't thrive in. Over expectation that leads to an undercurrent of anxiety every week meaning the players would rather hide than show for the ball in case they make a mistake.


Player reaction

Southampton 1-1 Sunderland

Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe: “We should have won the game. When you concede a goal late on after you’ve worked so hard to get in front, it’s disappointing.

“It’s a difficult place to come. You have to hang on, be professional. Sometimes you have go long and we didn’t do that. It would have been a massive three points, so we’re devastated.

“We didn’t lose and we got a point. The manager always says that if you can’t win, you shouldn’t lose. We’ve got a long break until our next game, but we’d like them to come thick and fast. We have to stay positive.”

Manager reaction

Southampton 1-1 Sunderland

Southampton manager Ronald Koeman: “For 85 minutes, we were not at the level I expect of Southampton. I think we lack confidence at the moment. They made it very difficult with their defensive organisation.

“We played better football with one player less on the pitch.

“The red card was a one-on-one situation. If it’s a foul, then it’s a red card. You have to accept that.”

BBC Radio 5 Live

Heading into the final hour of the Battle of the five-a-sides. What a marathon effort this has been. Follow the closing stages here.

Battle of the 5-a-sides

Meanwhile, in the Sport Relief Battle of the 5-a-sides, Robbie Savage needs some of what West Ham were having this afternoon...

Follow the final hour of the 57 hour contest here

I'm on my way to @sportrelief for the final hour can #teamsavage make a great comeback

Championship full time

Derby are up into fifth with a 2-0 win at home to Huddersfield, and Cardiff have edged up into seventh with a 2-0 win at Bristol City.

Leeds beat Bolton to keep Wanderers in relegation trouble, but bottom club Charlton earned a much-needed 2-1 win at Brentford. 

Rotherham, also in trouble, carved out a 1-0 win at play-off chasing Sheffield Wednesday.

Check out all the results here.

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Newcastle 1-3 Bournemouth

Stuart Feather: I can't believe that, with NUFC's dire need for goals we play 1 up top at home. Whole team like statues. McClaren clueless

 Paul Moss: Irony is Ashley backed mcClaren with funds. He backed wrong manager with funds . Sad for toon army but no sympathy for Ashley

  Lewis Hutchinson: I'm so lost for words at Newcastle this season. This is the lowest the club has ever been in the modern era #goingdown

Battle at the bottom

There is only one positive that Newcastle and Norwich can take away from this afternoon: Virgil van Dijk's late goal to deny Sunderland. But for that, they would be three points from safety. However, Swansea's win has cut the four teams at the bottom further adrift.

If we accept that Villa are gone already, we are getting the early signs of three into two for the remaining relegation places.

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Everton 2-3 West Ham

  David Baker: West Ham have class, and resilience. Can't get enough of this side at the moment. Great to be a Hammer.  

 Andy Rudd:  Absolute shambles 2 nil up with a penalty, and we end up losing 3-2 shocking absolutely shocking   

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Everton 2-3 West Ham

Richard: Typical Everton, snatching defeat from the jaws of victory!  

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Save the date: 20th March

Don't worry Sunderland. You'll get your regulation 3 free pts at SJP soon!

Ken, Newcastle.

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Everton 2-3 West Ham

What a game! It had everything. Five goals, a sending off, a missed penalty and a huge comeback. The away fans at Goodison are delirious. Most of the home fans left the ground after the third Hammers goal.

Sensational day of football

MOTD tonight is sensational. Great games all over the place. We're on @BBCOne at 10.20.