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Summary

  1. Palace hit back from two goals down to earn crucial point
  2. Lukaku scores and Barkley stars as Everton beat Burnley 3-1
  3. Shaqiri smashes stunning strike as Stoke see off Hull 3-1
  4. Sunderland earn point against West Ham - Black Cats nine points from safety
  5. Capoue gets the winner as Watford beat Swansea, who stay in drop zone

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By Mike Henson and Jonathan Jurejko

All times stated are UK

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Bye for now

Right, that is us all done and dusted on this live text.

Why not head over to Manchester City's visit to Southampton? Still scoreless there as we creep towards half-time.

And tomorrow we will have all the live text and radio commentary as league leaders Chelsea face former manager Jose Mourinho's Manchester United side/

Catch you later...

'No one complained then'

Crystal Palace 2-2 Leicester

Crystal Palace

Benteke
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Christian Benteke, speaking to BBC Sport: "For my goal, I don't think it was a foul because I was focused on the ball.

"I scored a similar goal against Middlesbrough and no-one complained then."

'Now the squad are playing good football'

Watford 1-0 Swansea

Watford

Walter Mazzarri
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Walter Mazzarri speaking to BBC Sport:

"I want to congratulate the guys who played today. We were in a desperate situation in defence but everyone played a great game.

"We knew it was going to be a very tough game. We could have killed the game off but we didn't and we had to suffer until the end.

"It is normal that when a new manager comes, he has to give his identity to the team and it takes a bit of time. Now the squad are playing good football.

"Until the numbers say we are safe, we are not. I don't want my players to relax and I want to play with the same formation in order to get ready for next season."

'A point gained or a point lost?'

Crystal Palace 2-2 Leicester

Leicester City

Craig Shakespeare
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Craig Shakespeare, speaking to BBC Sport: "I'm not sure if it's a point gained or two lost.

"There is a tinge of disappointment as just needed to manage the game better after our second goal.

"For their second I've seen them given as a free-kick.

"Benteke is riding on Benalouane's back but there's nothing we can do about it now as the referee has given it.

"It was pleasing in the second half that we played a bit more football than we played in the first half."

'Shaqiri’s goal was the icing on the cake'

Stoke City 3-1 Hull City

Stoke City

Mark Hughes
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Stoke boss Mark Hughes: "It was a big three points. An important three points. We’ve come through a period that was arguably our most testing of the season in terms of fixtures.

"For the most part this season we’ve picked up points against the teams below us and that’s what we’ve done today.

We eventually needed to make a change to get a bit more threat and they helped. Jon Walters plonked it on Crouch’s head and the game’s done from my point of view.

Shaquiri’s goal  was the icing on the cake. 

"As a consequence of winning today I think we can probably express ourselves a bit more in the remaining games."

'We only played played 80 minutes'

Stoke City 3-1 Hull City

Hull City

Marco Silva
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Hull boss Marco Silva: "I’m not happy with our performance in general. We need to do more. We need to improve. At this level we need to start strong and play 90 minutes, not 80 minutes.

"Our team only played 80 minutes because the first 10 we didn’t play. We can’t start the game like we started.

"We reacted well. We controlled the last 30 mins of the first half. The second half we reacted, started strong, scored the goal. When you have chances like we had in the game, we have to score.

"Only our team can change the situation. Five more games, the next game is a chance for more points."

Clement rues Swans' 'missed opportunity'

Clement rues Swans 'missed opportunity'

Swansea manager Paul Clement describes his side's 1-0 Premier League defeat at Watford as "a missed opportunity" as they miss the opportunity to escape the bottom three.

'We hope the football gods shine on us'

Sunderland 2-2 West Ham

Sunderland

David Moyes
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Sunderland manager David Moyes: "I thought the boys played really well today, they showed great character to come back. We didn't deserve to go a goal down. 

"Wahbi (Khazri) played well, scored a good goal and his general play was good. 

 "We lost our markers (for the second goal). We hardly conceded any corners and in the build-up there was a free-kick I wasn't sure about. 

"I was pleased, but not with the corner kick. We didn't defend it as well as we should have done.

"We need to win games and today we've got to take three points. It wasn't for the want of trying.

"We'll keep believing while we're in with a chance, somewhere along the line hope the football gods will shine on us."

On defender Billy Jones, who was stretchered off: "The medical team tell me his head hit the ground and he lost consciousness, a bit of concussion. We've sent him to hospital, but I'm sure he'll be OK." 

'We definitely went for it'

Crystal Palace 2-2 Leicester

Leicester City

Jamie Vardy
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Jamie Vardy, speaking to BBC Sport: "We're a bit gutted with the result in the end - if we'd held on to the two-goal lead for a bit longer, we'd have been fine.

"For their second goal I thought Christian Benteke used Yohan Benalouane as a step-ladder so you'd have thought it would be blown for a free-kick.

"With the side we put out today, we definitely went for it so to get a goal was fantastic but I would've preferred the three points with it."

Bottom of the table

Bottom of the table
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Stoke, Manchester United, Everton, Sunderland and West Brom are Swansea's last five opponents.

Do-able?

Watford 1-0 Swansea

Swansea City

Paul Clement
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Paul Clement speaking to BBC Sport: "I think we did enough defensively. The goal has come for an individual error and Alfie (Mawson) knew that straight away. It's a big mistake.

"Offensively we got the ball into some good areas but we were missing a clinical edge in the final third. That for me was the difference.

"Hull not winning today keeps things the same but for me it's a missed opportunity not to get a point today.

"We had over 45 minutes to try and get out of that situation but we couldn't get the breakthrough.

"The next game is a must-win game for us. It's the biggest game the club has had in years.

"We will probably need three wins out of the last five to stay up. And I'm not even sure that would be enough."

'We fancied our chances today'

Stoke City 3-1 Hull City

Hull City

Harry Maguire
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Hull goalscorer Harry Maguire: "We feel disappointed in there. We started sloppy and deserved to be a goal behind. But we were the dominant team in the last 20 minutes of the first half and the first 20 minutes of the second and we got a goal that we deserved.

"But they made two changes and Crouch got a great goal and Shaqiri has finished the game off with a great strike. 

"It was end to end and today was down to who took their chances. It’s not been a bad performance but we’ve got to take the positives now. 

"Today was a massive game in terms of dragging people into [the relegation fight]. It’s a disappointing result. We fancied our chances today."

'Barkley handled the off-the-field distractions'

Everton 1-1 Burnley

Kevin Kilbane

Former Everton & West Brom winger on Final Score

Ross Barkley & Ronald Koeman
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I think Ross Barkley handled today's pressure really well. He cleared the ball off the line at one point and generally succeeded in having an influence on the game. His manager Ronald Koeman will be impressed with how he's handled the off-the-field distractions this week.

"That wouldn't have happened when I first arrived"

Crystal Palace 2-2 Leicester

Crystal Palace

Sam Allardyce
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Sam Allardyce, speaking to BBC Sport: "Today's point feels like a win, it's a tremendous fight back from the players and that wouldn't have happened when I first arrived - it just shows the change of mood of the players.

"We've got 35 points now and it's been a fantastic run of results.

"I spend a bit of time boring the players with getting the basics right but it's the basis of result - for those Leicester goals we didn't get them right although Jamie Vardy took his goal brilliantly."

'We have an unfinished job'

Sunderland 2-2 West Ham

West Ham United

Slaven Bilic
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West Ham boss Slaven Bilic: "We are disappointed to concede a late goal. It was a fair result. it is a point, we wanted three and we were close. 

"They were throwing long balls in, putting the bodies in, from one of those situations they score the goal. 

"We have four points from the last two games, we have an unfinished job to do. We have to pick up more points to be safe."

'It could come down to the goal difference'

Watford 1-0 Swansea City

Kevin Kilbane

Former Everton & West Brom winger on Final Score

In the relegation zone, it could come down to the goal difference at the end of the season. We know how few goals Hull score, and while Swansea did well in the first half today they faded badly in the second. 

Current goal difference stats.

16. Bournemouth -18

17. Hull -33

18 Swansea -31

19. Boro -15

20. Sunderland -32

'It's a tough one to take'

Everton 3-1 Burnley

Burnley

Sean Dyche
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Burnley manager Sean Dyche: "It's a tough one to take, I thought we were good today. We had two cleared off the line and two good chances. We've been punished by a bobbly first goal, a bobbly second one and then a great finish from a top striker. It's a good performance on the road that suggests we will get there in the end.

"I was pleased with the mentality of the players. Everton are in top form and we enhanced the game with our plan today. There's life in performances like that. We've got to take in on now. We do need a margin of luck.

"I don't think Sam Vokes is a bad injury but we'll see. It'll take a couple of days to settle down."

'We're bitterly disappointed'

Sunderland 2-2 West Ham

West Ham United

James Collins
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West Ham goalscorer James Collins: "We came looking for the three points and were pretty comfortable, but to go in front and concede we were disappointed. 

"We invited a bit too much pressure on ourselves. We're bitterly disappointed. Any late goal is frustrating."

'Hull will be another Cup final'

Etienne Capoue
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Watford goal scorer Etienne Capoue:

"It was a type of final today. But we did it today in a very tough game.

"I pressed him (Alfie Mawson) and I won my challenge. I had to finish and I did it. Our defence today did very well. We need to look forward now - Hull City will be another final."

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David Moyes
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Craig Fullarton: I disagree with Leon Osman (16:41). These are the players Moyes has picked and/or signed. He's had enough time to make the squad his own. 

David Simpson: A draw is nowhere near enough for Sunderland. But maybe, just maybe, it's a catalyst for a run to end the season.

'Horrific' celebration

Everton 3-1 Burnley

Everton

Phil Jagielka
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Everton captain Phil Jagielka: "Burnley pressed and showed desire and we didn't deal with it very well. We all agreed at half-time we had to put a better performance in.

"My goal celebrations are always horrific! I thought I'd do a cartwheel today." 

On Ross Barkley: "Yeah, it's nice for our main players to keep confidence up. We'll give him an assist.

"It was a great finish from Rom [Lukaku]. It's up to us to make sure he finishes top of the goalscoring charts."

He's no Peter Beagrie on the post-goal acrobatics.

Manchester United back to sixth...

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Everton are coming on strong at the end of the season.

Their latest win at Goodison Park takes them above Arsenal and Manchester United, albeit having played three games more.

Team news

Southampton v Man City (17:30 BST)

Manolo Gabbiadini returns for Southampton following injury and replaces Shane Long up front. The Saints' only other change sees Steven Davis come in for Jordie Clasie, who scored the winner in their previous game against West Brom. 

Southampton: Forster, Cedric, Stephens, Yoshida, Bertrand, Davis, Hojbjerg, Ward-Prowse, Tadic, Redmond, Gabbiadini. 

Subs: Clasie, Long, Rodriguez, Caceres, Martina, Boufal, Hassen.   

Southampton v Man City
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Captain Vincent Kompany starts for Manchester City, having not been risked in their last game against Hull. He replaces John Stones at the back and partners Nicolas Otamendi, who is in for Aleksandar Kolarov. Kevin de Bruyne also returns to the starting XI in place of Raheem Sterling. Fernandinho plays with Fabian Delph absent from the 18.   

Man City: Bravo, Jesus Navas, Kompany, Otamendi, Clichy, Toure, Fernandinho, De Bruyne, Silva, Sane, Aguero. 

Subs: Zabaleta, Fernando, Sterling, Kolarov, Caballero, Iheanacho, Garcia.

Southampton v Man City
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Southampton v Man City (17:30 BST)

We know you've got an insatiable appetite for Premier League football. Luckily there is another game kicking off in half an hour.

Can Southampton derail Manchester City's hopes of a top-four finish? Imagine if Pep Guardiola wasn't in the Champions League next season! Europa League football wasn't in the job description.

Here are the teams...

Bottom of the table

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This is the bleak reality for Sunderland.

They are still nine points from safety with six games to play.

It is going to have to be the greatest of escapes now.

FULL-TIME

Sunderland 2-2 West Ham

All over. A point gained? Probably. But it is still likely not to be enough for Sunderland to stay up, one suspects.

David Blaine would struggle to pull this one off, never mind David Moyes.

Sunderland are still nine points adrift of safety, despite this gutsy draw against West Ham.

'Fabio Borini was there!'

Sunderland 2-2 West Ham United

Leon Osman

Ex-Everton midfielder at Stadium of Light for 5 live Sport

The was a pretty aimless ball forward from Darren Gibson, who pumped it right up and into the West Ham penalty area. The keeper came and spilled it, Jermain Defoe caught the loose ball and Fabio Borini was there to slot it home!

Sunderland 2-2 West Ham

Still Sunderland press... They NEED a winner. Hull losing means they can reduce the gap to seven points if they find one.

Victor Anichebe drags a shot wide after a positive run.

Sunderland 2-2 West Ham

Oh Wahbi Khazri! What were you thinking? He goes for goal from the aforementioned free-kick, while virtually all of his team-mates wait for the perfect delivery.

Khazri's head disappears under his shirt. Indeed.

About three minutes of stoppage time left...

Sunderland 2-2 West Ham

Still hope for Sunderland - they have a free-kick about 25 yards out... 

FULL-TIME

Stoke 3-1 Hull

Hull remain two points above the drop, but lose ground on Crystal Palace directly above them in the table.

It is going down to the wire for them this season.

FULL-TIME

Crystal Palace 2-2 Leicester

Honours even after a pulsating draw. Crystal Palace will take a point in their relegation scrap after being 2-0 down....

RED CARD - Sunderland 2-2 West Ham

Sam Byram

West Ham are down to 10 men after Sam Byram cleans out Adnan Januzaj. That's his second yellow of the afternoon.

Five minutes left for Sunderland to make this numerical advantage count...

FULL-TIME

Everton 3-1 Burnley

Everton move above Arsenal and into sixth in the Premier League table, albeit having played three games more.

Crystal Palace 2-2 Leicester

Leicester pushing for a winner as we enter four minutes of added time.

Jamie Vardy almost toe-ends in Marc Albrighton's cross, then Vardy picks out Danny Drinkwater with a cut-back from the left byeline.

But Drinkwater slices high and wide.

FULL-TIME

Watford 1-0 Swansea

Watford hit the magic 40-point mark

Watford 1-0 Swansea

Gylfi Sigurdsson dances through the middle of the Watford defence, but the ball just runs away from him as he pulls back his right peg.

That was the best chance at an equaliser they have had.

Sunderland 2-2 West Ham

David Moyes has turned into a ball boy. That's how desperate Sunderland are to find a winner...

Borini puts Sunderland level

Sunderland 2-2 West Ham

Too little too late? Maybe not. Sunderland are back level and have TEN minutes of injury-time to find a winner.

Fabio Borini, who has just arrived to replace the stricken Billy Jones, fires in low after more suspect goalkeeping by West Ham's Darren Randolph.

Watford 1-0 Swansea

Swansea are pressing forward at Vicarage Road but it is all proving too little too late as Gylfi Sigurdsson nods into the hoardings.

Two minutes of the four added on have been played...