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Summary

  1. Leicester five points above bottom three with 3-1 win over Hull
  2. Palace out of drop zone as Zaha & Townsend give 2-0 win over West Brom
  3. Llorente strikes late winner for Swansea against Burnley
  4. Gabbiadini's sixth goal in four games as Saints win 4-3 against Watford
  5. Arnautovic double sees Middlesbrough lose 2-0 to Stoke - Boro into bottom three
  6. Alexis Sanchez dropped to bench for Arsenal v Liverpool (17:30 GMT)

Live Reporting

By Gary Rose and Shamoon Hafez

All times stated are UK

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Right then, that's a wrap for reaction to this afternoon's Premier League action but you can join my colleague Neil Johnston for Liverpool's game against Arsenal here.

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Stoke 2-0 Middlesbrough

Stoke City

Stoke goalscorer Marko Arnautovic: “We came back as we wanted to and from the first minute we were on it, we should have scored more goals, but we are happy with this win.

“I’m happy with the two goals.

“The gaffer said we have to attack the ball in the box from corners. Ryan Shawcross said he touched it as well, but it’s not about who scores.”

'That comeback was fantastic'

Swansea 3-2 Burnley

Trevor Sinclair

Ex-Man City & West Ham winger on Final Score

The way the Swansea players reacted to that wrong penalty call was amazing. That comeback was fantastic.

Liverpool ahead

Liverpool 1-0 Arsenal

Liverpool have taken the lead against Arsenal, Roberto Firmino with the goal after 10 minutes.

You can follow that game here.

Perfect away game - Townsend

West Brom 0-2 Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace goalscorer Andros Townsend: "It was the perfect away game. We wanted to get a point and our plan was to hit them on the counter. We followed that to a tee. 

"We're moving in the right direction. It has been coming. We have been putting in a lot of time on the training ground, it was only matter of time for it to come through on the pitch.

"To do that against the side in eighth place in the Premier League is fantastic."

West Brom 0-2 Crystal Palace

West Brom defender Craig Dawson:  "A defeat like this is disappointing but sometimes it happens. We have got to bounce back. 

"They made it hard for us, we had a few chances we couldn't take and we lacked that final pass.

"But were in a good position and hopefully we can get back on track."

We've nailed the basics - Zaha

West Brom 0-2 Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace goalscorer Wilfred Zaha on his side's second straight win: "The team is buzzing because we have not performed how we know we can perform in the past few months.

"We're doing the basics right and when you start doing the basics right everything else works out. We've nailed that down."

West Brom 0-2 Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace

Palace boss Sam Allardyce: "We're putting it right on constant basis. It's now difficult to score against Palace. The quality of goals today will win football matches. 

"I've seen what was happening at Palace, like I saw at Sunderland and Blackburn. I told the lads this is how you stop it. 

"It's about getting positions right, passes right and being resilient against the opposition. Those basics have to be worked on constantly. 

"There's a lot of technology about. We don’t have to spend too much time on the training ground - this can be done using visuals.

On Patrick van Aanholt's injury: "We'll see about him. We don't have a game for two weeks so he has that time to recover."

I hope it is just an off day - Pulis

West Brom 0-2 Crystal Palace

West Bromwich Albion

West Brom manager Tony Pulis:  "No excuses today. We weren't at it right from the start. Congratulations to Palace.

"I'm not going to criticise the players because they have been fantastic this year. We've had an off day and I hope that is all it is.

"Why was it an off day? If I knew I'd be a genius. We've worked hard and trained hard this week. We were tepid right from the very beginning.

On whether his side are guilty of switching off mentally after reaching the 40-point mark: "Complacency is the most annoying word in dictionary. It is human nature to switch off a little bit sometimes. People are people - sometimes they have good days, sometimes they have bad days."

Boro, Sunderland and Hull for the drop?

Garth's relegation prediction

Garth Crooks

Former Spurs striker on Final Score

I put my neck on the line now, I think the three at the bottom will go down - Middlesbrough, Sunderland and Hull.

'We had something to prove'

Stoke 2-0 Middlesbrough

Stoke City

Stoke boss Mark Hughes: “It was important to bounce back. We didn’t do ourselves any favours at Tottenham last week. We had something to prove.

“It was a deserved lead in the first half, two good goals from Marko Arnautovic. We could have won more comprehensively.

“When he times those runs in behind he is very difficult to knock off his stride, he’s a big guy with lots of power. He’s got that potential.”

'The numbers are not good'

Leicester 3-1 Hull

Hull City

Hull boss Marco Silva: "It is good when you play well and are close to the result, but most importantly we need to take points. We were better in the first half and scored from a counter-attack. They had a good reaction but after half time, the score was fair.

"We had two good chances in the second half, but they ended up scoring two. We did not put the ball into the net.

"The numbers are not good for us, that is clear. We need to fight but when you have chances to score, that is what makes the difference.

"We need to always fight, but we can rest and analyse the game now. We have to prepare for the next game against Swansea."

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Belete Com: A day full of controversy! I can't wait for Match of the Day.

Andy Pittaway: The Burnley penalty decision was embarrassing - the sooner we use video technology the better.

Simon: Absolute disaster for the North East if it stays like this - Middlesbrough, Hull & Sunderland in bottom three.

'I think Shakespeare will keep his job'

Leicester 3-1 Hull

John Motson

Match of the Day commentator

Well six points out of six for Leicester. That means the way I see it, I think Craig Shakespeare will keep his job until the end of the season, especially if Leicester beat Sevilla in the Champions League.

'We will chat end of next week'

Leicester 3-1 Hull

Leicester City

Leicester caretaker boss Craig Shakespeare: "We spoke to the players before the game, they showed resilience and character. It was against the run of play after going 1-0 down, but to bounce back showed the resilience in our side.

"Riyad Mahrez has been frustrated with himself. We told him to go out there and be himself. It is the Mahrez of old with the goal he scored.

"Results give players confidence. Back-to-back wins will give confidence for the last 11 games of the season.

"In terms of our points, it has been a turnaround. Everyone looked at the game against Liverpool on Monday and to get the three points under pressure was important but to back that up with another win was vitally important.

Will he get the job full-time? "I am comfortable. We have a few days away now. I have been kept informed. I am told we will have a chat at the end of next week.

"We know the last 11 games will have twist and turns, we need to take care of ourselves."

'We need to be positive'

Stoke 2-0 Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka: “In this kind of moment we need to be positive. We have to know we have done good things so far.

“We have to keep believing in this group of players. Until the last day we will keep fighting.

“We’ve played since I have been in here with one striker. We train not one way but today was a normal decision.

“We are in the bottom three and we need to work harder to leave those positions."

Asked if he was concerned about his job, Karanka said: "I can't be concerned about things not under my control."

EFL full-time headlines

League One

  • Rochdale twice come from behind to draw 3-3 with league leaders Sheffield United .
  • Bradford City beat Peterborough United 1-0 to extend their unbeaten run to 26 league games
  • Fleetwood beat Scunthorpe 2-0 to move above them into second place in the table.
  • They're still playing in the game between Shrewsbury and Coventry , after a lengthy delay in play in the first-half to allow Sky Blues midfielder Andy Rose to receive treatment for a head injury.

League Two

  • Leyton Orient beat Newport County 4-0 in the battle of the bottom two as 18-year-old Josh Koromo bagged a hat-trick.
  • Leaders Doncaster played out a 0-0 draw with Crawley Town as Plymouth gained ground with a 2-0 victory over Carlisle United .

'He's not a panicker'

West Brom 0-2 Crystal Palace

Garth Crooks

Former Spurs striker on Final Score

He's done it before. He's not a panicker. Players watch the manager and then react. I think with Sam Allardyce on the side line the players have the belief. Mamadou Sakho has been outstanding in the last two games, outstanding.

Fun in the sun for Palace

West Brom 0-2 Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace manager Sam Allardyce says he is taking his squad on a warm weather break following their second successive win.

"Because we don't play for two weeks we can relax, chill out, do some training in the heat and get ready for the big push," says the former England manager.

"They're looking forward to the trip because it has been a long slog. It has been a long slog for me and I've only been here since Christmas!

"They're relieving the pressure and if they take it the right way it will pay dividends."

Signings have made a difference - Allardyce

West Brom 0-2 Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace boss Sam Allardyce on his side's second successive win:  "This is a much bigger win than last weekend against Middlesbrough because to put back-to-back wins together here against West Brom at The Hawthorns is a big statement.

"It gives the players the confidence to push on and get out of the position we're in. It was a quality performance and we deserved the three points. 

"In terms of catching up on games and points, back-to-back wins makes such a big difference. We're working in that bottom seven league and trying to win that.

"We did the basics so well and the quality of both goals topped it. West Brom barely had a shot on goal.

"I said the new players would make a difference and they have done that."

Here's how it looks at the bottom of the table with Middlesbrough dropping into the relegation zone for the first time this season.

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Championship full-time headlines

  • Brighton failed to move to the top of the Championship table as they lost 3-0 away at Nottingham Forest
  • Sheffield Wednesday thrashed Norwich City 5-1 to maintain a five-point advantage over promotion hopefuls Fulham , who beat Preston 3-1.
  • At the bottom of the table Blackburn Rovers secured a narrow 1-0 victory over relegation-threatened  Wigan
  • Aston Villa recorded their third straight victory,   beating rock-bottom Rotherham 2-0 at Villa Park, who have not won in nine Championship games.

Newcastle United now have the chance to extend their lead at the top of the table to five points - they travel to the John Smith's stadium to face  Huddersfield Town at 17:30 GMT.

No Sanchez for Arsenal

Liverpool v Arsenal (17:30 GMT)

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Jurgen Klopp reacts to Liverpool's dismal defeat Leicester City on Monday by dropping Lucas to the bench - and recalling Ragnar Klavan to the team.

Liverpool: Mignolet, Clyne, Matip, Klavan, Milner, Wijnaldum, Can, Lallana, Mane, Firmino, Coutinho. Subs: Karius, Lovren, Moreno, Lucas, Origi, Woodburn, Alexander-Arnold.

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No Alexis Sanchez in the Arsenal starting line-up as Arsene Wenger makes four changes to the side that beat Hull City 2-0 on 11 February - Arsenal's last Premier League game.

Nacho Monreal, Danny Welbeck, Olivier Giroud and Granit Xhaka are all recalled - Kieran Gibbs, Theo Walcott and Mesut Ozil also make way.

Arsenal: Cech, Bellerin, Mustafi, Koscielny, Monreal, Xhaka, Coquelin, Welbeck, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Iwobi, Giroud. Subs: Gibbs, Gabriel, Sanchez, Ramsey, Lucas Perez, Ospina, Walcott. 

Liverpool v Arsenal (17:30 GMT)

Plenty of goals in the Premier League today and there's still a belter of a game to come - Liverpool versus Arsenal kicks off in just under 30 minutes.

Well, well. An interesting set of results which sees Middlesbrough drop into the relegation zone, but wins for Leicester, Swansea and Crystal Palace means they break clear.

Full reaction to come from all those games.

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Peter White: Paul Clement deserves a pet swan for the job he's done since coming in. Totally changed the team's mentality and determination.

Joshua Byers Warner: It's going to be a very interesting game for Leicester against Sevilla! 

Robert M Trains: The bottom 3 that are there now will be relegated. 

'Nothing less than they deserve'

Swansea 3-2 Burnley

Garth Crooks

Former Spurs striker on Final Score

Nothing less than they deserve. Sigurdsson and Olsson have been outstanding. Llorente has been superb. A great ball and a superb header from Llorente.

FULL-TIME

Swansea 3-2 Burnley

The full-time whistle goes and there's a roar around the ground as Swansea pull off a hard-fought win. 

It moves them out of the bottom three and Swans boss Paul Clement sets off on a lap of honour. What an impact he has had.

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Stoke 2-0 Middlesbrough

All over and it is a routine win for Stoke.

Meanwhile, Middlesbrough are in real trouble as they drop into the relegation zone for the first time.

FULL-TIME

West Brom 0-2 Crystal Palace

Is the escape on for Sam Allardyce? Victory at West Brom moves them three points clear of the relegation zone.

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Watford 3-4 Southampton

No time for Watford to claim a point as Southampton grab all three points.

Consolation for Watford

Watford 3-4 Southampton

A seven goal thriller at Vicarage Road.

M'Baye Niang puts a cross in at the back post, which Southampton fail to clear, and Abdoulaye Doucoure bundles in from all of two yards out.

Is there time for an equaliser? 

GOAL - Watford 3-4 Southampton

Abdoulaye Doucoure (90+4 mins)

FULL-TIME

Leicester 3-1 Hull

Craig Shakespeare.

Two games, two 3-1 wins.

What an audition to get the Leicester manager's job on a full time basis.

He gets a hug from Riyad Mahrez on the touchline, the players are applauded off the pitch. Finally, they are beginning to play like champions.

Swans snatch it late on?

Swansea 3-2 Burnley

Late drama!

Swansea look to have snatched this at the death as Tom Carroll picks out Fernando Llorente with a brilliant ball and the striker heads across the keeper and into the far corner.

Swans boss Paul Clement sets off down the touchline to celebrate. This could be a huge win for the hosts.

GOAL - Swansea 3-2 Burnley

Fernando Llorente (90 mins)

EFL update

Brighton trail Nottingham Forest 1-0 in the Championship, and with Newcastle playing in the late kick-off, they'll have wanted to put some pressure on the leaders. Not to be so far.

In League One, leaders Sheffield United were pegged back to 2-2 by  Rochdale but Billy Sharp has put the visitors ahead with 20 minutes to play.

Fleetwood Town are still 1-0 to the good at Scunthorpe United and that would be 18 league matches unbeaten for the away side if they hold on.

Meanwhile in League Two, Leyton Orient are now thrashing bottom side Newport County 4-0 and Josh Koroma has completed his hat-trick.

And  Luton Town are closing in on the top three. They're currently beating Yeovil Town 3-0.

Head over to our dedicated EFL live page to follow those games.

'I am worried for them'

Stoke 2-0 Middlesbrough

Garth Crooks

Former Spurs striker on Final Score

The only team at the bottom that is struggling for goals is Middlesbrough. They defend well but they can't score. I am worried for them.

Stoke 2-0 Middlesbrough

Victor Valdes keeps Middlesbrough's slim hopes of a miracle alive with a world class save, somehow denying Ramadan Sobhi from close range.

OFF THE LINE

Swansea 1-1 Burnley

Brilliant defending by Ben Mee and Matt Lowton as the two combine to clear Tom Carroll's low strike off the line.

Into four minutes of timed added on at the end of 90 minutes.