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Summary

  1. FT: Arsenal 4-0 Watford, Norwich 3-2 Newcastle
  2. Agonising see-saw match at Carrow Road
  3. FT: Bournemouth 0-4 Man City, Stoke 2-2 Swansea
  4. FT: West Ham 2-2 Palace, Sunderland 0-0 West Brom
  5. FT: Aston Villa 0-4 Chelsea

Live Reporting

By Phil Dawkes, James Gheerbrant and Tom Rostance

All times stated are UK

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Thank you and good night

That is all from us. You can follow the rest of this evening's football via two other live text commentaries. The first is Liverpool v Tottenham, which you can find here.

The second is El Clasico, which is here.

Enjoy.

'Villa are the worst Premier League side in history'

Aston Villa 0-4 Chelsea

Robbie Savage

6-0-6 on BBC Radio 5 live

Derby County, dejected
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"I think this Villa team are worse than my Derby team. Not in terms of points - we amassed just 11 points and were terrible. But we weren't ready for the Premier League, we tried to sign people in January and it didn't work. 

"Aston Villa are an established Premier League club. I think this is the worst Premier League side in history."

Bouncebackability?

Norwich 3-2 Newcastle

Robbie Savage

6-0-6 on BBC Radio 5 live

"Remember when Newcastle went down last time? They had some really good professionals suited for the Championship. But look at these Villa and Toon squads now. Are these players going to get their team straight back up?"

West Ham 2-2 Crystal Palace: Eagles' spirited display pleases Alan Pardew
Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew feels his side did more than enough to earn a "deserved" point in their 2-2 draw away at West Ham.

"It was a difficult watch" - Howe

Bournemouth 0-4 Man City

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe felt his side caught City "on a good day" but also rued some self-destructive defending.

Howe told BBC Sport: "The first goal was probably the most disappointing one because it was from a set-play, a poor ball in really, and we have not dealt with it. 

"When you give a good team an early goal it gives them a lift and it makes it very difficult. 

"It was a long game from 3-0 down so credit to the players that they did not cave in but it was a difficult watch, especially early on."

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Trevor Rawlinson: Money is still on Leicester for the title. Especially after the last 10 minutes from Liverpool!

Norwich City OK C: Too early to say we are winning the league next season. #NextLeicester

Luke: Spurs' run in is stuff of nightmares. If they lose today and against United next week and they are out of it.

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Overjoyed Ozil

Arsenal 4-0 Watford

4:0!👌 What a perfect start to our season finish in the @premierleague! 💪 #YaGunnersYa ⚽⚽⚽⚽ #AFCvWFC #COYG @Arsenal

4:0!👌 What a perfect start to our season finish in the @premierleague! 💪 #YaGunnersYa ⚽⚽⚽⚽ #AFCvWFC #COYG @Arsenal

Tight title race

Liverpool 0-0 Tottenham

Robbie Savage

6-0-6 on BBC Radio 5 live

"If Spurs fail to beat Liverpool and Leicester win tomorrow then the title race is over."

And I was just getting into it Robbie. Couldn't you be persuaded to keep the fun going until May at least?

Tottenham supporter
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Norwich win showed character - Neil
Norwich manager Alex Neil says the nature of his team's 3-2 win over relegation rivals Newcastle showed the players' character.

Honours even at Anfield

Phil McNulty

BBC Sport chief football writer at Anfield

Hugo Lloris has produced the saves to keep Spurs on level terms - but Mauricio Pochettino's side have had chances of their own, only to be wasteful in the final third with their passing and creation.

High quality game. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp will need a lie down after all that shouting and jumping about. Pressing high on fourth official Mike Jones.

HALF-TIME

Liverpool 0-0 Tottenham

No goals, but the teams have gone close. Liverpool have had the best of the chances, forcing some top-drawer saves from Hugo Lloris.

To follow that game, click here. 

O'Neil's sigh of relief

Norwich 3-2 Newcastle

Get in! What a win.. It was handball although not intentional at all. Nice to score from my cross at the end to make up for it! #backtoback

'Newcastle are gone, they are going down'

Norwich 3-2 Newcastle

Robbie Savage

6-0-6 on BBC Radio 5 live

"Newcastle looked organised in Rafa Benitez's first game against Leicester, but today they were all over the place. They are gone, they are going down. 

"The concern would be that after equalising the first time they conceded. The same thing then happened again. Surely, at this stage of the season, you see games out."

El Clasico day

Barcelona v Real Madrid (19:30 BST)

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It's El Clasico day - and you know what that means.

Barcelona against Real Madrid. The biggest game there is. When Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo continue their quest to be the best player in the world and the best in history.

La Liga leaders Barca are 10 points clear of their fierce rivals, who sit third in the table behind second-place Atletico Madrid.

Can Zinedine Zidane win his first El Clasico as a manager? Will Barcelona extend their unbeaten record to 40 matches?

Build-up on the BBC Sport website starts at 18:30 BST with full live text commentary of the game from 19:30 BST.

Tight affair at Anfield

Liverpool 0-0 Tottenham

Phil McNulty

BBC Sport chief football writer at Anfield

Liverpool are doing well at pressurising Spurs high up the pitch, just the sort of thing manager Jurgen Klopp likes to see.

The problems for Liverpool come as they look equally likely to inflict wounds of themselves through uncertainty at the back. Mamadou Sakho is a mixed bag while keeper Simon Mignolet always gives Spurs encouragement with the ball at his feet.

Kyle Walker
Reuters
West Ham 2-2 Crystal Palace: Slaven Bilic unhappy with Kouyate red card
West Ham boss Slaven Bilic feels his side were the better team and midfielder Cheikhou Kouyate should not have been sent off in their 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace.

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Javel Bleach: Kouyate's tackle was uncontrolled and could've broken Gayle's ankle. Clattenburg's decision is understandable.

Luke Stovell: Goodbye Premier League... #NUFC

Tom Shardlow: Newcastle's mission improbable becomes mission impossible.

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Newcastle must keep going - Benitez
Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez says his side must "keep going" in their battle against relegation, after conceding in stoppage time to lose 3-2 at Norwich.

Happy Hector

Arsenal 4-0 Watford

Yessss boys!! Great to be back at home with a win & a goal. The left foot is back 😂 #COYG

Yessss boys!! Great to be back at home with a win & a goal. The left foot is back 😂 #COYG

Jones in the firing line

Phil McNulty

BBC Sport chief football writer at Anfield

Not been a quiet start for fourth official Mike Jones at Anfield. He will have a ringing in his ears from two verbal blasts from Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp and his Spurs counterpart Mauricio Pocettino.

On the pitch there is some high-paced passing between two teams intent on attack - but still waiting for that crucial breakthrough.

Jurgen Klopp
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Jurgen Klopp
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Man City defeat a 'difficult watch' - Howe
Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe describes his side's 4-0 Premier League defeat by Manchester City at the Vitality Stadium as a "difficult watch".

Manager reaction

Arsenal 4-0 Watford

Watford

Quique Sanchez Flores
Reuters

Watford boss Quique Sanchez Flores, speaking to BBC Sport: "It's the first time we’ve conceded four goals and we're not happy with that. 

"It was a difficult day for us and Arsenal played really well. But we need to learn because the players, the staff are not happy with that performance. 

"We looked light and soft, and that is not our style. We need to finish the season in the best way possible, because the players have worked very hard all season. 

"When I am not happy with some players' performances then I have to change something tactically or technically, and it doesn’t matter when in the game I do it. I can’t be angry with the team because I am the team, and I cannot be angry with myself."

'Newcastle are doomed'

Norwich 3-2 Newcastle

Robbie Savage

6-0-6 on BBC Radio 5 live

"What a result for Norwich. Newcastle, defensively, were so poor. They are now six points behind Norwich - they have a game in hand but that is against Manchester City. Aston Villa are doomed, and so I think are Newcastle."

'Lots to do yet'

Norwich 3-2 Newcastle

Alex Neil
Reuters

Norwich manager Alex Neil: "It was a strange game but we were the better team throughout. It looked as if we were going to fail to capitalise but that's the best way to win a game. We went through the other side against Liverpool, conceding in the last minute of stoppage time, so huge credit to the players. We have great spirit here and we showed that in abundance.

"Football is an entertainment sport and everyone has gone home with their money's worth. We have started to turn it around, that's seven points in three games. 

"Lots to do yet. We have Crystal Palace and Sunderland to come which are as big as today was - if not bigger. But it's a good start."

'Norwich did enough to deserve to win'

Norwich 3-2 Newcastle

Dion Dublin

Former Leicester and Aston Villa forward on Final Score

"That win was just down to Norwich's concentration and perseverance. I just believe that on the day, over the course of 95 minutes, Norwich did enough to deserve to win the game."

'Arsenal can win the title'

Arsenal 4-0 Watford

Garth Crooks

Former Spurs striker on Final Score

"We saw the Arsenal that we know we are capable of. If the Gunners beat West Ham and Man City away they can win the title."

Manager reaction

Arsenal 4-0 Watford

Watford

Watford boss Quique Sanchez Flores, speking to Sky Sports: "That was a hard day, conceding four goals. There's not much more to say. Arsenal played really well, very quick, and we conceded in the fourth minute and then it's difficult. 

"We looked a little soft, a little light, and playing like that made it impossible. We hadn't enough energy and impetus to play against these Arsenal players. 

"It's hard coming back after an international break, but it’s different for everyone. We need to play in the present, not about what is happening in three weeks. Our focus needs to be on the Premier League. 

"I always work with the players in order for them to give their best, but it can be difficult to manage the mentality of the group. Maybe we think we are safe and everything is done, and we have to fight against that. We have to stay positive. I'd rather lose one match 4-0 than lose four matches 1-0."

'It is never a red card'

West Ham 2-2 Crystal Palace

West Ham United

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic says: "I want to commend the players it was a good game of football, open, and we deserved to win.

"When it was 11 v 11 the scoreline was correct. They caused us a threat, but only at set pieces, then we turned it around."

On the decision to send off Cheikhou Kouyate, Bilic adds: "I would love to say a lot of things, I asked the legal people what can I say and what I can't. It is never a red card and it's the fourth game in a row we are getting decisions that are costing us.

"We're fighting to finish high. If the opponent is better than you Ok, but it is frustrating. We aren't going to sink or moan, we will come back and continue play good football."

KICK-OFF

Liverpool 0-0 Tottenham

The day's late game is under way - and we are averaging about four goals a game so far...

Follow the goings on at Anfield here. 

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Luke: Lawrenson getting excited that Ali is a Liverpool fan. So what? Kane is an Arsenal fan and he loves scoring against them!  

Manager reaction

Arsenal 4-0 Watford

Arsenal

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, talking to Sky Sports: "We played well. We focused on the performance today, which is all you can do in fact. 

"Iwobi is a creative player and he scores goals. He's both a midfielder and a striker, so he can be creative in his passing and he's mobile. 

"It doesn't matter how realistic our title challenge is - we can only believe in our own game. We just continue. 

"I am happy that today we scored and didn't concede, and that brings a lot of belief back. We kept the game serious, we kept a clean sheet and we continued to play."

Manager reaction

Sunderland 0-0 West Brom

West Bromwich Albion

West Brom manager Tony Pulis: "I was concerned today, I think the players thought we were safe - but we showed that wherever we go, we're West Bromwich Albion and we give a performance. We must never lose that doggedness that I love as a coach.

"Hopefully [in the summer] we'll be able to bring a few players that will give us a little bit more going forward."

'A draw would have been fair'

Norwich 3-2 Newcastle

Newcastle United

Newcastle forward Aleksandar Mitrovic: "We didn't deserve to lose, a draw would have been a fair result. We have seven more gaems and we have to keep the fight. It was a big game but we have seven finals left. We have to try and win our games.

"We need more time with Rafa but you can see on the pitch that we are playing better football and creating more chances. But every mistake we make is punished."

Football League round-up

In the early Championship kick-offs Brighton draw 2-2 with fellow promotion-chasers Burnley in a controversial game on the south coast, while Preston defeated Blackburn 2-1 in the Lancashire derby. Fulham's 2-1 victory over MK Dons is huge in terms of the relegation battle with the Cottagers now four points from the drop zone. Hull thrash Bristol City 4-0 at home to boost their promotion chances, while Rotherham prevail 2-1 over Leeds to give Neil Warnock a win over his former club. 

Dropping down, League One Burton's promotion push is blunted by a 1-1 draw with Bury, while Peterborough arrest recent poor form with a comprehensve 3-0 win over Crewe. Wigan now top the table after putting five past sorry hosts Shrewsbury. 

And in League Two, Northampton's promotion party remains on hold after salvaging a 2-2 draw at home to Notts County. York failed to hold onto a lead and the 1-1 result at home to Leyton Orient keeps them in the relegation zone. And six goals on the Lancashire seaside, as Morecambe thrash Barnet 4-2.

'Alli so close to joining Reds'

Liverpool v Tottenham (17:30 BST)

Mark Lawrenson

Former Liverpool defender on BBC Radio 5 live

Dele Alli
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"It would be ironic if Dele Alli scores the winning goal. He's a Liverpool fan and he was about to join them when Liverpool changed their minds at the last minute.

"Tottenham will believe they can still win the Premier League but it will need Leicester to slip up. A five point gap at this stage of the season is massive."

'We have to start winning'

Norwich 3-2 Newcastle

Newcastle United

Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez on Sky: "The reaction of the team in the second half is a positive we can take. But it is not enough if we want to stay up.

"Every week you will see something a little bit better but we have to start winning."

Yep. You really do Rafa...

'Spurs would take a point'

Liverpool v Tottenham (17:30 BST)

Mark Lawrenson

Former Liverpool defender

"Would a draw be enough for Tottenham's title hopes? With Leicester playing on Sunday, I think they would take a point and see what happens.

"Mauricio Pochettino is not going to go all out for a win because that would play into Liverpool's hands, and I think avoiding defeat will be his priority. If they don't win, then they are still in contention."

Manager reaction

Arsenal 4-0 Watford

Arsenal

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, talking to BBC Sport: "I am very happy because it was a good performance. We scored goals and didn’t concede, and kept the game having a good flow even at 3-0 up.

"I am pleased with Alex Iwobi's talent but even more with his attitude and his willingness to learn and to contribute with his teamwork. 

"Our target is to play well in the next game. We have to be very pragmatic and realistic. This is a start, but we have to keep it going and focusing on the process, the quality of the game. But today’s result gives us a chance."

Crucial for Tottenham

Liverpool v Tottenham (17:30 BST)

Steve Wilson

BBC Match of the Day commentator at Anfield

"It's hard to think that Tottenham have faced a more crucial game at Anfield in the 43 years since playing there in the first leg of a Uefa Cup semi-final. 

"Keeping every ounce of pressure on Leicester is crucial now - and this is the only occasion in the next month that Spurs will play their match BEFORE their title rivals.

"Of course, Tottenham have other significant goals - finishing above Arsenal and qualifying for the Champions League are two - but to settle for mere local superiority now would be a real disappointment when the prospect of only a third title win has seldom seemed so tantalising since their 1961 success."

'We have to keep confident'

Norwich 3-2 Newcastle

Newcastle United

Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez on Match of the Day: "Today was a pity. We conceded in the last minute of the first half and then we reacted well but we are disappointed. We worked hard but it is not enough to win games. We have seven games to go and we have to keep pushing.

"When we scored the second goal we were on top but we make a mistake and concede. It can happen when you don't have too much confidence but we have to change it for the next game.

"Now it is more difficult but we have to keep confident that we can still do it. What upsets you more is the way that we concede in the last minute of each half.

"If we start winning games we still have time."