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Summary

  1. Watch on BBC One from 22:20 (23:10 in Scotland)
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  3. Leicester five points clear at top of Premier League

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By Patrick Jennings and Stephan Shemilt

All times stated are UK

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Chelsea 1-1 Stoke

Martin Keown

Former Arsenal defender on MOTD

"Stoke are going well. Every time you look up, Jack Butland is making an outstanding save. Mark Hughes is really building something."

Chelsea 1-1 Stoke

Martin Keown

Former Arsenal defender on MOTD

"Traore's is a fantastic finish. His left foot is like a wand. He spanks it. It's some finish from a young man."  

Chelsea's 'surprise' selection

Chelsea 1-1 Stoke

Stoke boss Mark Hughes: "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. 

"I was a bit surprised. I thought they had a chance to get in the Champions League. We're really pleased with the performance."

Hughes
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Should Chelsea have had a pen?

Chelsea 1-1 Stoke

Chelsea interim boss Guus Hiddink: "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."

Hiddink
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Man of the match

Chelsea 1-1 Stoke

BBC Sport's Emlyn Begley went with the stats for his man of the match. In a game short of spectacular performances, with neither of the scorers in inspired form, Giannelli Imbula claimed the prize. 

The £18m deadline-day signing tried more passes (61) than anyone else on the pitch, including the most in the opposite half (46)

Giannelli Imbula
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Chelsea 1-1 Stoke

Bertrand Traore played up front for Chelsea in Diego Costa's absence - but he actually only had two touches in Stoke's box before being replaced by Loic Remy. 

The 20-year-old Burkina Faso striker scored his goal from outside the area - and a very tidy strike it was too.

Bertrand Traore
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Chelsea 1-1 Stoke

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Chelsea 1-1 Stoke

Sorry Stoke fans, you're up last tonight. Along with the Premier League champions Chelsea.

Off to Stamford Bridge we go... 

Swansea's strange win

Swansea 1-0 Norwich

Alan Curtis
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Swansea first-team coach Alan Curtis: "It was a strange game. The first half was poor from both teams but we upped our game and we got the goal. We were hanging on a bit at the end.

"When it's two teams who need the points it affects it. It was one of the worst games of the season.

"We felt like we had to make changes in the second half and everyone played their part and we're delighted. It gives us breathing space."

Swansea 1-0 Norwich

Alan Shearer

MOTD

"Norwich have got problems.

"When they conceded, they were actually on the attack. Not enough are bothering to get back and cover.

"Sigurdsson was given so much space to finish."

Fate out of Norwich's hands?

Swansea 1-0 Norwich

Norwich manager Alex Neil: "It was edgy but I don't think there was a team that was clear. You hope you've got the players to make the difference.

"Swansea opened up in a 10-minute spell and got the goal.

"We need to win games to stay in this league. We've got to stay positive and we've got to believe we can win these remaining games. The other teams may determine out fate."

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Norwich are still the only team yet to keep a clean sheet in a league away game this season #MOTD

Norwich are still the only team yet to keep a clean sheet in a league away game this season #MOTD

Too little, too late

Swansea 1-0 Norwich

The first half was not good for either side, but Norwich only managed three touches in the penalty area during the opening 45 minutes...

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There was a huge improvement in the second half for the Canaries, especially after the introduction of Patrick Bamford, but they still failed to find the back of the net.

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Man of the match - Gylfi Sigurdsson

Swansea 1-0 Norwich

It's got to be the goalscorer.

Gylfi Sigurdsson showed some serious Icelandic cool to slot home the winner.

And he also channeled both Lee Sharpe and Eric Cantona in a corner flag kung fu kick celebration. Always nice to see.

Gylfi Sigurdsson
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Swansea 1-0 Norwich

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Swansea 1-0 Norwich

Right then, up to South Wales, for Swansea's game at home to Norwich...

Infantino
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Where new Fifa president Gianni Infantino was in the stands.

Southampton 1-1 Sunderland

Alan Shearer

MOTD

"Sunderland have hope. They are going the right direction.

"Newcastle-Sunderland is a huge game. The winner stays up."

That's Sunderland's next league game - on Sunday, 20 March.

Just where Saints for 85 minutes?

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."

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Player reaction

Southampton 1-1 Sunderland

So gutted to throw away 2 points! The Derby coming up is vital and I love it!! #HawayTheLads #ThisIsFab

So gutted to throw away 2 points! The Derby coming up is vital and I love it!! #HawayTheLads #ThisIsFab

'Dejection' is the word

Southampton 1-1 Sunderland

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

"If we'd have got the win, 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."

Sam Allardyce
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Man of the match

Southampton 1-1 Swansea

DeAndre Yedlin had an excellent game in a Sunderland defence which came within seconds of achieving a first clean sheet since November. 

Tough to take.

DeAndre Yedlin
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Trouble at the back...

Southampton 1-1 Sunderland

Freshly pressed out of our stat machine, this little list won't make for pretty reading if you're a Black Cat...

  • Sunderland have gone 15 games with keeping a clean sheet, the longest run of any team in the Premier League this season.
  • Only bottom club Aston Villa (55) have conceded more goals than Sunderland's 54 this season.
  • The Black Cats have won only one of their past eight matches, conceding 13 goals in the process.

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Southampton 1-1 Sunderland

Southampton starting line-up
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Sunderland starting XI
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Southampton 1-1 Sunderland

Right then, let's jump down to the south coast shall we? Too cold for a swim?

Man City 4-0 Aston Villa

Alan Shearer

MOTD

"Manchester City didn't have to break sweat. Villa did alright for 45 minutes, with everyone behind the ball.

"But in the second half, the spaces started to appear..."

Man of the match - Sergio Aguero

Man City 4-0 Aston Villa

He missed out on a hat-trick when he planted his penalty against the foot of the post but live-wire striker Sergio Aguero was still Manchester City's stand-out performer as he netted his 15th and 16th Premier League goals of the season.

City manager Manuel Pellegrini thought so too, saying: "Sergio missed a penalty so he did not get the match ball but he played very well, not only with the goals he scored but with his movement and the way he recovered the ball for us."

Man City striker Sergio Aguero
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"We had to be patient" - Pellegrini

Man City 4-0 Aston Villa

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini: "Playing teams in a relegation position is not easy and it was important to be patient.

"In the first half we created chances and their keeper made some very good saves, but we dominated the game - the only thing we had to change was to make some movements faster."

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'Until the end, I will believe' - Garde

Man City 4-0 Aston Villa

Aston Villa boss Remi Garde: "We are still fighting. Until the end, I will believe we can do it but we have to be realistic.

"If we play like we did in the first half against Manchester City, we have a chance. If we play like we did in the second half, we have no chance."

Remi Garde
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One-way traffic

Man City 4-0 Aston Villa

Average positions of Man City & Aston Villa
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So much of the game was played in Aston Villa's half that only one of their players - Jordan Ayew (no. 19) - had an average position (based on where he touched the ball) in Manchester City's half. 

Only two of City's outfield players had an average position in their own half - their centre-halves, Vincent Kompany and Nicolas Otamendi

"A big win to stay in the race"

Man City 4-0 Aston Villa

A big win to stay in the race. It's a tough one but we'll fight 'til the very end as usual. C'mon, City!

Aguero's hot streak

Man City 4-0 Aston Villa

Sergio Aguero
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Sergio Aguero's hot streak has actually been going on a while - he has now scored 94 Premier League goals - at least 16 more than any other player - since his Man City debut in August 2011.

Player reaction - Yaya returns

Man City 4-0 Aston Villa

Great to be back out there and part of a good win!

Great to be back out there and part of a good win!

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Man City 4-0 Aston Villa

Man City XI
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Aston Villa XI
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Man City 4-0 Aston Villa

As Alan says, "let's move on". Probably best to keep it clean. 

Next up then - Manchester City's home tie with Aston Villa...

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Harry Taylor: Alan Shearer spot on there in pointing out that McClaren, like most head coaches, doesn't have all that much control at Newcastle.

Newcastle 1-3 Bournemouth

Martin Keown

Former Arsenal defender on MOTD

"Steve McClaren looked like a rabbit in the headlights. With managers like Moyes, Rodgers and Benitez around, he's in trouble."

'The whole club is a mess'

Newcastle 1-3 Bournemouth

Alan Shearer

MOTD

"The whole club is a mess from top to bottom.

"If that's a performance from the players to say they are backing the manager, they are in trouble.

"There are no academy players coming through. The team lacks character and leaders."

Newcastle 1-3 Bournemouth

Alan Shearer

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"Bournemouth were fantastic. They were determined and they will stay in the Premier League because of their attitude.

"They are working and scrapping for each other.

"In contrast, one pass takes six Newcastle players out of the game..."

Newcastle 1-3 Bournemouth

Stay tuned for Alan Shearer's opinion on all things Newcastle... There's certainly plenty of ammunition to let loose with...