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Tom Rostance, Gary Rose and Mandeep Sanghera

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    OK it is time to bring things to a close for today. Join us again on Sunday for Manchester City versus Manchester United before Aston Villa host Tottenham.

    There is still some top notch football action going on, with Barcelona taking on Celta Vigo.

    Has Lionel Messi scored yet? Pop along to our separate live text commentary to find out.

  2. Join the debate at #bbcfootball & Facebook

    Mark Jackson: I think Liverpool and Manchester United won't make the Champs League but who will is another question - be quite a shock if apart from say Arsenal and Chelsea or Man City and Chelsea no other "big four" team makes it.

  3. Post update

    On to derby delight

    Manchester City

    On to tomorrow, then, and Manchester City versus Manchester United is the standout fixture.

    The derby was a fixture to forget for the red half of Manchester last season, as they lost both home and away, but you sense they will fancy their chances this time, with City finding themselves in a poor run of form at the moment.

    Robbie Savage feels defeat for City could all but end their title hopes. United will want revenge for last season's defeats.

    Whichever way you look at it, it's a big game.

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    Mark in Berkshire: What are they putting in the water in the New Forest? Saints & Cherries both second in their respective leagues and in the last eight of the League Cup.

    Southampton are second in the Premier League after beating Hull 1-0.

  5. 606 phone-in Radio 5 live

    Chelsea 2-1 QPR

    Robbie Savage

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "I think the team virtually picks itself at Chelsea now, but you have to say that Nemanja Matic has been an unsung hero for that side."

  6. Post update

    Saturday round-up

    Time for a quick recap of today's big talking points.

    Alexis Sanchez put in arguably the performance of the day by scoring two goals as Arsenal beat Burnley 3-0, while league leaders Chelsea continued their unbeaten run by beating QPR 2-1, but the Blues produced a less-than-vintage performance.

    Earlier, Liverpool suffered their fourth defeat of the season with a 1-0 loss at Newcastle while Everton failed to score for the first time in the Premier League this season as they were held by 10-man Swansea.

    Match reports, reaction and videos are all on the football section of the BBC Sport website now.

  7. 606 phone-in Radio 5 live

    Hull 0-1 Southampton

    Robbie Savage

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "All the question marks Southampton faced at the beginning of the season when everyone was writing them off will have motivated the players who stayed. It creates a mentality of 'we'll show you lot' and although Ronald Koeman gets a lot of credit, it's the players on the pitch who have produced for him."

  8. Post update

    European football

    It is all square in the Bundesliga's big game as Robert Lewandowski equalises for Bayern Munich against Borussia Dortmund.

    Into the final few minutes, so head on over to our European live text commentary for the crucial closing stages.


    Bournemouth 3-2 Brighton

    There goes the whistle and a huge cheers go up as Bournemouth win to go up to second in the Championship. Four years ago they were in League Two, could they be on their way to the Premier League this season?

  10. Post update

    Bournemouth 3-2 Brighton

    Bournemouth have the ball in the Brighton corner, one minute of the six added on left. It looks like the Cherries are about to leap up to second...

  11. Post update

    Manchester derby

    606 phone-in

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Louis van Gaal and Manuel Pellegrini
  12. 'Sanchez like Suarez'

    Arsenal 3-0 Burnley


    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger praises striker Alexis Sanchez and says he has similar qualities to Barcelona forward Luis Suarez as his side beat Burnley 3-0.

    Watch the full interview.

  13. Post update

    Bournemouth 3-2 Brighton

    Bournemouth fans, look away now. SIX minutes of stoppage time flashes up on the fourth official's board.

  14. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Hull 0-1 Southampton

    Robbie Mcilwrick: The thing with Southampton is we have such an exciting team. And they all work for each other.

    Nick ‏Mikowaj: Have you looked at Southampton's fixtures so far? That's why I'd hold back on calling them for top four let alone the title.

    Clive Jones: I wonder if Morgan Schneiderlin still wants to leave us?

  15. Post update

    Bournemouth 3-2 Brighton

    It is a nervy final few minutes for Bournemouth fans as Brighton push forward. Seagulls boss Sami Hyypia could really do with his side at least getting a draw, they have won only one of their last 12 games in all competitions.

  16. Manager reaction

    Chelsea 2-1 QPR

    Jose Mourinho

    Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says he did not "enjoy" the Blues' 2-1 win over QPR, saying his side were "not fantastic".

    Watch the full interview.

  17. GOAL

    Bournemouth 3-2 Brighton - Yann Kermorgant pen

    Up steps Yann Kermorgant, who rifles in the penalty. Bournemouth are 13 minutes away from climbing up to second in the Championship...

  18. PENALTY to Bournemouth

    Bournemouth 2-2 Brighton

    Lewis Dunk fouls Callum Wilson and it is a penalty to Bournemouth...

  19. Post update

    Bournemouth 2-2 Brighton

    Bournemouth are cranking up the pressure but Brighton are flinging bodies at the ball whenever the hosts try and shoot. Into the last 20 minutes of this game.

  20. Join the debate at #bbcfootball & Facebook

    Elijah Handley: I have said in the past that Southampton can't be considered genuine contenders for the top four until they stay consistent past the 10-game mark. 10 games in and they're in second. They are contenders and can see them finishing above at least one of Arsenal, United and Liverpool at the moment. Fair play to Koeman.

    Jason MacDonald: I'm not a Southampton fan but they are starting to suggest they aren't just pace setters. Little clubs like Manchester United and Liverpool must wonder if they can reach such heights.

    Gary Watson: Southampton are doing a Swansea, remember last season? The only good thing is they are putting a nice cushion between Chelsea and Man City at the top of the league. But they will fall away come January by which time Chelsea will have practically won the title.

  21. Post update

    Bournemouth 2-2 Brighton

    Marc Pugh charges forward, no doubt buoyed by his earlier goal. He has loads of space ahead of him as he runs at the Brighton defence but decides to have a goal at goal early and ends up dragging a shot wide.

  22. Get involved

    606 phone-in

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Over on BBC Radio 5 live, 606 is in full swing and Darren Fletcher and Robbie Savage are taking your calls.

    Dan, a Liverpool fan, says: "Brendan Rodgers is walking round like he's a Liverpool legend, he's done nothing."

    Do you agree? Lines are open and you can have your say.

    CALL: 0500 909 693

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  23. Reaction on Twitter

    Chelsea 2-1 QPR

    Charlie Austin celebrates with QPR fans

    QPR chairman Tony Fernandes: "I think every QPR fan should be proud of the team despite the defeat. Felt super proud of our boys and the fans were amazing."

  24. GOAL

    Bournemouth 2-2 Brighton - Sam Baldock

    If in doubt, go route one. Brighton go direct as Ali Al-Habsi hits the ball upfield and Gordon Greer makes amends for his earlier own goal by heading it on for Sam Baldock, who runs through on goal and makes no mistake when one-on-one for his first Brighton goal.

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    Hull 0-1 Southampton

    Jamie: Why aren't Southampton on the list to win the title? Comfortably second with a quarter of the season gone, no reason why not.

    Daryl Wickham: A great time to be a Southampton fan, Ronald Koeman is helping us dream of Europe! Must try to not get carried away though.

    A Holton: Is it just me or is anyone else detecting the slightest whiff of Blackburn 1994-95 in this Southampton team?


    Bournemouth 2-1 Brighton

    Brilliant save by Bournemouth's Artur Boruc as he shows cat-like reactions to get down quickly and claw away Lewis Dunk's header for Brighton.

  27. Reaction on Twitter

    Hull 0-1 Southampton

    Southampton manager Ronald Koeman

    Southampton boss Ronald Koeman: "Not our best game today but we secured another away win! With backing support of our fantastic fans."

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    Bournemouth 2-1 Brighton

    There are few better right-sided combinations in the Championship than Simon Francis and Matt Ritchie at Bournemouth, both attack-minded and both capable of getting back and defending. Francis embarks on a foray forward and has a go at goal, but sees his shot bend wide of the post. First real chance of the second half.

  29. Player reaction on Twitter

    Newcastle 1-0 Liverpool

    Newcastle midfielder Moussa Sissoko: "St James' Park was on fire this afternoon! Very nice performance of the team with a victory. Congratulations to Mehdi for his first match in the league."

    Newcastle's revival under Alan Pardew continued as they picked up a fourth successive victory, beating Liverpool at home earlier today, with Mehdi Abeid making his league debut.

  30. KICK-OFF

    Bournemouth 2-1 Brighton

    Back up and running in the Championship's late game. Can Brighton bite back?

  31. Player reaction on Twitter

    Stoke 2-2 West Ham

    Carlton Cole

    West Ham striker Carlton Cole: "Not the best of games but vitally important point. Well done lads."

  32. Post update

    Stoke 2-2 West Ham

    Former England defender Danny Mills

    Final Score

    "West Ham have pace and power up front and that scares defenders in any division. They also have a solidity now. When Sam Allardyce was under pressure this time last year, he said 'just wait until I have got my defenders Winston Reid and James Collins back and we will be fine', and they were. Since then he has bolstered the side with some really quality players, and they now carry a serious threat going forward."

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    606 phone-in

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Over on BBC Radio 5 live, 606 is just getting going and Darren Fletcher and Robbie Savage are taking your calls.

    Lines are open and you can have your say.

    CALL: 0500 909 693

    TEXT: 85058

    SOCIAL MEDIA: @606

  34. Reus to the occasion

    European football

    Marco Reus

    There is a tasty little game taking place over in Germany at the moment, with Borussia Dortmund playing Bayern Munich.

    Bayern are unbeaten in the league this season, but they are losing to Dortmund courtesy of Marco Reus's header.

    Over in Spain, Luis Suarez will make his competitive home debut for Barcelona tonight against Celta de Vigo.

    Follow the action from around the continent via the finely crafted musings of Andy Cryer in our European football live text commentary.


    Bournemouth 2-1 Brighton

    Bournemouth have their noses in front, and probably just about deserve it. They are up to second at the moment, but you sense more goals in this game. Brighton are still in it.

  36. Post update

    Stoke 2-2 West Ham

    Former Tottenham striker Garth Crooks

    Final Score

    "The desire West Ham showed today was commendable. At the end of the game the players and fans were clearly delighted with the way they got back into the game, and I thought it was a very worthy performance."

  37. Post update

    Bournemouth 2-1 Brighton

    Definitely an entertaining evening of football at Bournemouth as half-time approaches. Four minutes are tagged on to the end of the 45, is it enough time for Brighton to snatch an equaliser?

  38. Post update

    Chelsea 2-1 QPR

    Former Tottenham striker Garth Crooks

    Final Score

    "If Chelsea had played a better side they would have dropped points today. They had another gear and only called on it when they needed it. But I think what Jose Mourinho wants is a higher standard on a regular basis, and he is entitled to want that.

    "I love the way Cesc Fabregas and Nemanja Matic play together, and now Oscar is coming into the mix too. Manchester City cannot afford to lose tomorrow, otherwise they are out of it."

  39. Post update

    Newcastle 1-0 Liverpool

    Former England defender Danny Mills

    Final Score

    "I've played for Alan Pardew and as all-rounder - a manager and a coach - he is one of the better ones. He is innovative in the dressing room and has got those Newcastle players playing for him and playing for each other. But I asked Newcastle fans what it would take for them to start singing his name. They said they never would. Even if they finished in the top four? They said it just would not happen."

    Newcastle manager Alan Pardew
  40. GOAL

    Bournemouth 2-1 Brighton - Marc Pugh

    Bournemouth back in front as Brighton fail to clear their lines from a corner and Marc Pugh twists his body to meet a high, loose ball and volley into the back of the net. Great strike.

  41. Player reaction on Twitter

    Arsenal 3-0 Burnley

    Theo Walcott

    Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey: "Good win and performance, on another day we may have scored more. Big welcome back to Theo Walcott, great to have you back mate!"

  42. Post update

    Newcastle 1-0 Liverpool

    Former England defender Danny Mills

    Final Score

    "I think Liverpool will struggle to make the top four. Defensively last year they were very poor. They ended up with the ninth or 10th best defensive record - that is ultimately why they did not win the league last season. And then the fact they came so close means everybody is a little bit flat.

    "Steven Gerrard is getting older, Mario Balotelli has come in and I think it was a massive gamble that appears to have backfired. He is not a team player. And maybe Brendan Rodgers has to find a different way of playing if he is going to continue with him."

    Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard after their defeat to Newcastle
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    Newcastle 1-0 Liverpool

    Former Tottenham striker Garth Crooks

    Final Score

    "Last season if Brendan Rodgers had not been so cavalier away to Crystal Palace the league title might have finished with another story, but in terms of this season I think he was unlucky to lose Daniel Sturridge to injury.

    "However, Rodgers is where he is and I don't think Liverpool should panic. They are on course for a top-four place. No they are not playing great but it is not doom and gloom. Get Sturridge fit and there are goals."

  44. Manager reaction

    Leicester 0-1 West Brom

    Alan Irvine

    West Brom manager Alan Irvine: "It means a lot. It is a difficult place to come to and we are the first team to win here. We had to cope with the pressure they put you under and we had to pass the ball. I'm really pleased with the performance.

    "It was a complete team performance. We needed a threat up front and we did that. At the back we were solid against some really difficult forwards to play against.

    "Three points. Clean sheet. It's a great feeling for us and it gives us a platform to go into the next game - Newcastle at home - which will be really difficult for us.

    "I said all along it was going to take a bit of time, but it was important to find the best way of playing for our group of players and we are getting closer to that."

  45. GOAL

    Bournemouth 1-1 Brighton - Adrian Colunga

    Brighton hit back, and hit back swiftly. Great work from Joao Teixeira as the on-loan Liverpool midfielder slices open the Bournemouth defence with a ball for Adrian Colunga, who rounds Artur Boruc and equalises.

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    Chelsea 2-1 QPR

    Rugman in London: Despite the defeat QPR under Harry Redknapp are finally starting to gel - with the quality finally shining through I can't see us in the bottom three come May.

  47. Manager reaction

    Everton 0-0 Swansea

    Antolin Alcaraz

    Everton boss Roberto Martinez:

    "You want to win the game. You are looking at statistics before the sending off for Swansea and we were in control.

    "I'm disappointed by the game as I thought it was going to be more of a spectacle but it didn't turn out to be. I thought we were a little frustrated.

    "Overall, it was a good clean sheet because you can leave yourselves exposed. Maybe our tempo in possession was not as sharp as it could have been.

    "I haven't seen the replay (of the alleged handball from Antolin Alcaraz).

    "Alcaraz is injured and going to be out for a long time. It is a problem with a joint in his shoulder. It is one of those awkward accidents that happens in football and we wish him well."

  48. GOAL

    Bournemouth 1-0 Brighton - Gordon Greer OG

    Oh dear Gordon Greer! The big defender gifts Bournemouth the opener when he heads an innocuous cross into the area beyond a perplexed Ali Al-Habsi and into his own net.

  49. Post update

    Bournemouth 0-0 Brighton

    Bournemouth have weathered that early storm and are just starting to control matters now. They are still to test Ali Al-Habsi in the Brighton goal, however, with the on-loan Wigan man's only action of note racing off his line to kick clear Matt Ritchie's high ball.

  50. Manager reaction

    Stoke 2-2 West Ham

    Mark Hughes

    Stoke manager Mark Hughes is angry that West Ham midfielder Alex Song was not penalised by referee Chris Foy for a challenge on Mame Biram Diouf in the build-up to the visitors' first goal.

    He tells BBC Sport: "It was dangerous play. It was reckless. We're grateful that Diouf jumped out of the way, because it could have been a nasty collision.

    "The referee should come down on challenges like that - he needed to stop play, but apparently he was trying to play an advantage, which we didn't get. But it's not the first time we've been disappointed by a referee this season.

    "I think everybody at the game knows who were the better side, and who created the most chances. Unfortunately, sport doesn't always give the spoils to the team who deserve it."

    Hughes, asked if the dropping of points has spoilt his 51st birthday today: "Very much so. We should be celebrating, because our performance deserved maximum points."

  51. "Foxes shouldn't flap"

    Leicester 0-1 West Brom

    Former Tottenham striker Garth Crooks

    Final Score

    "A dose of realism is important for Leicester but I don't think they should lose their nerve. If they can pick up four or five points between now and Christmas they are back in it. If you look at the teams around them, Everton have 13 points, Tottenham have 11 points, and Leicester have nine. These are good sides. Keep your nerve and you could be all right."

  52. Manager reaction

    Leicester 0-1 West Brom

    Leicester manager Nigel Pearson: "It took an own goal to separate the sides today and that is an indicator of how small the margins are.

    Chris Brunt

    "I have to look back at the game and rue the fact we didn't make enough of some situations. That is how it is going for us at the moment.

    "We can't get too wrapped up in the negativity that some people throw in our direction. When you have setbacks in life you have to take a look at what is actually going on.

    "We feel we have a lot of quality within the squad and that is in all positions. Today we were slightly unlucky.

    "We have some really good highs and we have had some lows. Days like today are frustrating experiences.

    "I know what we are capable off and I'm still very confident, given a little bit more time, we will make sure we maximize our quality."

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    Hull 0-1 Southampton

    Ronald Koeman and Southampton players

    Jon in Leamington Spa: Ronald Koeman, great defender, great manager of defenders. Another clean sheet and another win. Come on you red and white machine!

    Jamie in Eastleigh: Another great win for the Saints! Five points clear of Man City, who could have predicted that at this point of the season?

    Tom in London: I can see Southampton and Manchester United finishing in the top four ahead of Liverpool.

  54. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Gary Lineker

    BBC Sport

    "Match Of The Day running order: Chelsea v QPR, Hull v Southampton, Stoke v West Ham, Arsenal v Burnley, Newcastle v Liverpool, Leicester v West Brom, Everton v Swansea. Nice and early on BBC One at 22.20 GMT."

  55. Player reaction on Twitter

    Leicester 0-1 West Brom

    West Brom midfielder Craig Gardner: What a result that was. It was a really tough game and we won the battle. The fans never stopped again.

    An Esteban Cambiasso own goal handed West Brom victory away to Leicester this afternoon.


    Bournemouth 0-0 Brighton

    Aaron Hughes is definitely unable to continue and Brighton stalwart Inigo Calderon is on in his place.

  57. Post update

    Arsenal 3-0 Burnley

    Former Tottenham striker Garth Crooks

    Final Score

    "Every team needs a fighter. Arsenal have had them before with Emmanuel Petit and Patrick Vieira. Manchester United have Wayne Rooney, and this Arsenal side have Alexis Sanchez. Arsene Wenger is right in saying that Sanchez struggled a bit at the beginning of the season, but he is taking the league by storm now."

  58. Player reaction on Twitter

    Arsenal 3-0 Burnley

    Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez: "Happy with the game and for my team-mates. Thank you."

    Alexis Sanchez

    Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil: "Congrats to the Gunners! Three important points!"

    Sanchez scored twice as Arsenal defeated Burnley 3-0 at home this afternoon.

  59. Der Klassiker

    Bayern Munich v Borussia Dortmund (17:30 GMT)

    Jurgen Klopp

    A small game in Bavaria kicks off shortly as the two powerhouses of German football clash at the Allianz Arena.

    Can Borussia Dortmund put a spanner in Bayern Munich's works?

    Full text commentary is over here with Andy Cryer. Stick with him through the evening as Lionel Messi could break the La Liga goalscoring record too.

  60. Post update

    Bournemouth 0-0 Brighton

    Aaron Hughes is down injured after landing nastily on his ankle. He limps to the sideline, but I'll be surprised if he can continue. A shame for Brighton, who have dominated the early stages.

  61. Post update

    Will any Southampton players make Garth's team of the week? Find out tomorrow evening.

  62. CLOSE!

    Bournemouth 0-0 Brighton

    It is the side struggling for form who has the first chance of the game as Gary Gardner's low free-kick pinballs off the boot of Tommy Elphick and behind the Bournemouth goal. Could have gone anywhere.

  63. Post update

    Hull 0-1 Southampton

    Former Tottenham striker Garth Crooks

    Final Score

    "Southampton have slipped into second in the table while remaining under the radar, without our full attention. But they are doing extremely well. They have momentum and are keeping their form going - and now they do have our full attention. They have such a good spirit in the team and therein lies their success."

  64. Manager reaction

    Chelsea 2-1 QPR

    Harry Redknapp

    QPR manager Harry Redknapp to BBC Sport: "I thought it was a harsh penalty that won it for Chelsea. It was a shoulder to shoulder charge and our guy was a bit stronger than the Chelsea guy, who went over.

    "We played well against Liverpool and we've played well against Chelsea. But to get no points from the two games is obviously disappointing. However, there's lots of positives. We showed a great attitude and I think we have got enough to stay in this division."

  65. Manager reaction

    Arsenal 3-0 Burnley

    Sean Dyche

    Burnley manager Sean Dyche: "There is a reality to our challenge and that is not the reality, that is the top end of the market. They are a high quality side. They create chances and it could have been more but that is just by the nature of the quality of their players.

    "We had been solid before Tom Heaton had to make great saves but after they scored they opened the game up. They get in great passing lanes, they have a great shape, they have pace, power and energy but they also have tactical awareness.

    "It not just about one win. We need more than one win, make no mistake. It has to be. That is the challenge. The improvements are marginal it is the learning curve, it is a high state of learning in the Premier League."

    On two-goal Alexis Sanchez: "I was saying to Danny Ings, look at players like Alexis Sanchez. He will fight, run and tackle when he needs to. But that is top end of the market players."

  66. Post update

    Stoke 2-2 West Ham

    Former England defender Danny Mills

    Final Score

    "There was a lot of controversy in the game, but especially so for the first goal. Alex Song went steaming into a challenge and it was so late that the referee says play on almost because it was so late - the Stoke player jumps just over him. West Ham went up the field and got one back, and after that they were in the ascendency and looked like they might even get a winner."

  67. Manager reaction

    Everton 0-0 Swansea

    Garry Monk

    Swansea manager Garry Monk:

    "All in all it was a well earned point.

    "It was a cheap yellow which Jonjo Shelvey (who was sent off) gave away for the first booking. I explained it to him but he is a clever lad and understands that when you are on a yellow you can't make those kind of challenges."

    On being denied a penlty for an apparent handball by Everton defender Antolin Alcaraz: "I didn't know you were supposed to play with two keepers.

    "I'd be very pleased if my keeper pulled off a save like that. We didn't get it so what can I say?

    "I'm extremely proud of my team - the way they dug in for such a long period. They deserve that point for the effort they put in."

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    Chelsea 2-1 QPR

    Chelsea's players

    Andy in Armagh: Forget Diego Costa, Cesc Fabregas, Eden Hazard and Oscar. Nemanja Matic has been Chelsea's standout player both today and so far this season. He makes the whole team tick.

    Jill in Leamington: Chelsea will have such a hard choice for their Player of the Year. Who do you choose from Courtois, Costa, Oscar, Fabregas, Matic, Hazard and there's still time for the other players to make their mark!

    Lisa in London: Real struggle at Stamford Bridge today but titles can be won in ugly games like this. three points are three points.

  69. KICK-OFF

    Bournemouth 0-0 Brighton

    Under way in the Championship. Bournemouth, who can go second with a win tonight, get the game going.

  70. Player reaction

    Hull 0-1 Southampton

    Victor Wanyama

    Victor Wanyama has given Match of the Day's Alistair Mann a colourful description of his wonder strike which gave Southampton a 1-0 win at Hull.

    "I see the keeper," he said. "I just think this is a chance and I had to smash it. I had a good contact so…nice goal. It's one of the best I have ever scored."

  71. League Two round-up

    Wycombe Wanderers fought back from a goal down to beat Oxford and return to the top of the table at the expense of Luton, whose seven-match winning run ended as they were pegged back 1-1 by Exeter.

    Burton Albion's first game since manager Gary Rowett's departure to Birmingham ended in a 1-1 draw with Plymouth. That result allowed Shrewsbury to move into the top three after they beat Dagenham and Redbridge courtesy of a Liam Lawrence penalty with the last kick of the game.

    Lowly York gained a valuable 1-0 win at Cheltenham thanks to a strike from Diego De Girolamo, while Portsmouth cruised to a 3-0 win against Carlisle.

  72. Post update

    Chelsea 2-1 QPR


    QPR boss Harry Redknapp thinks that the penalty decision against his side was 'harsh.'

    "It was a shoulder to shoulder charge," says Harry.

  73. Manager reaction

    Stoke 2-2 West Ham

    Sam Alalrdyce

    West Ham manager Sam Allardyce, speaking to BBC Sport: "When you're 2-0 down away from home anywhere in the Premier League, getting anything is a terrific comeback. For us, that's what it had to be.

    "It wasn't that we weren't trying, but we couldn't get our passing game going - partly because of the conditions, and partly because Stoke were doing a good job on us.

    "I always thought there was a goal in us. We changed the shape of the team and went for it, knowing we'd either lose 3-0 or get it back to 2-1, at which point Stoke might get nervous.

    "Stewart Downing scored with his right foot. People think he's all left foot, and he isn't. We moved him into the middle from the wing, and he made a terrific difference."

  74. Manager reaction

    Arsenal 3-0 Burnley

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger: "It was a question of patience and quality and I think we did all of that. It was important not to concede a goal and in the end it was a comfortable win but everyone works hard in the Premier League.

    "It was a top performance from Alexis Sanchez. His quality is exceptional, he takes responsibility and goes at people. He fights, he can score, that is what you want from great players.

    "That appearance form Theo Walcott gives him the confidence to play again. I think he will soon be back to his best level."

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger watches from the touchline
  75. League One round-up

    Unbeaten Bristol City marched on at the top of the table as Kieran Agard's decisive strike ended Oldham's 13-match unbeaten run. The Robins are now five points clear of nearest challengers Preston, who slipped to a 3-0 defeat at Rochdale.

    An arguably even more impressive result was achieved by Scunthorpe, who climbed off the bottom with a 2-1 win at Peterborough. Walsall also sealed an eye-catching away victory against promotion hopefuls Notts County.

    MK Dons overturned a half-time deficit to beat Swindon 2-1, while Barnsley notched a 1-0 win against Yorkshire rivals Sheffield United at Bramall Lane.

  76. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Alexis Sanchez

    Lawal Harby: Alexis Sanchez is to me the best buy of the summer. You wonder what this Arsenal side would've been like without him.

    Drew ‏Dee: Arsenal have their very own less crazy version of Luis Suarez in Alexis Sanchez, unbelievable player.

    Andez: Alexis Sanchez has 10 goals in 11 starts and not even a striker. Player of the season so far?

  77. Post update

    Hull 0-1 Southampton

    Southampton's haul of 22 points from the first 10 matches in a top flight season is the club's best ever. They had 20 in 1983-84, when they finished second.

    Southampton manager Ronald Koeman
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    Jamie in Eastleigh: Another great win for the Saints! Five points clear of Manchester City. Who could have predicted that at this stage of the season?

  79. Post update

    Bournemouth v Brighton (17:15 GMT)

    That's your lot for Premier League action, but if that leaves a football-shaped hole in your Saturday then there is Bournemouth versus Brighton in the Championship.

    Bournemouth, who beat Birmingham 8-0 last weekend, have won seven of their last eight games in all competitions. Brighton have won only one of their last 12 games.

    We'll have updates from that game here.

  80. Championship round-up


    Watford opened up a two-point gap at the top of the table, coming from behind to beat Millwall 3-1. The Hornets leapfrogged previous leaders Derby following the Rams' dramatic defeat at Brentford, who came from behind to win 2-1 thanks to a last-minute Stuart Dallas goal.

    Leeds' latest managerial change failed to improve results, as Neil Redfearn oversaw a 3-1 defeat at Cardiff. It was also a losing start for new Blackpool boss Lee Clark, whose side were defeated 2-0 at home by Ipswich.

    Middlesbrough moved into the second automatic promotion spot with a 3-0 win at Rotherham, while Wigan and Fulham shared the points - and six goals - in a thriller at the DW Stadium.

    Huddersfield cruised to a 3-0 win over Nottingham Forest, whose fine start to the season seems a very distant memory, and Blackburn beat Reading 3-1 at Ewood Park.

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    Darren Fletcher and Robbie Savage are standing by to take your calls, they want to hear from Chelsea fans, another goal given away, but all three points taken - that's how you win titles, isn't it? West Ham fans, from two goals down to a 2-2 draw…is Alexis Sanchez keeping Arsene Wenger in a job? And have the wheels fallen off for Forest fans?

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  82. Player reaction

    Arsenal 3-0 Burnley


    Burnley goalkeeper Tom Heaton, speaking to BBC Sport: "It is frustrating. We are desperate for a win but I think we went about the game well. We restricted them to few chances for up to 70 minutes. There are things we can learn from today and hopefully that puts us in a good shape going forward.

    "Everyone is giving everything they have to get a result. If we keep doing what we have been doing we are confident, but it is about not letting the gap get too big."

  83. Player reaction

    Stoke 2-2 West Ham

    Stewart Downing

    West Ham winger Stewart Downing, who created the first and scored the second to inspire a comeback from 2-0 down: "The manager gave us a rocket a half-time, but I'm sure he would be happy with a point at the end of that.

    "We would probably have lost that game last season by two or three goals. But if you can pick up points on the road when you are not playing well, that's always a bonus."

  84. Ten games in

    Premier League

    "Judge me after 10 games" managers often say. Well we are 10 games in so Ronald Koeman, you are very, very good indeed.

    Who had Southampton and West Ham in their top five at this stage of the season? I don't believe you!

  85. Text us on 81111

    Lisa: Real struggle at Stamford Bridge today but titles can be won in ugly games like this. Three points are three points.

    Charlie, London: Alan Irvine and West Brom have managed to do what Brendan Rodgers and Liverpool haven't. They've bought 12 new players and are ahead of Spurs and one point behind Liverpool.

    Dan, Malvern: Every goal Alexis Sanchez scores adds another £2.5m to the bid we'll receive from Manchester City next summer. You know, like with every other good player we had over the past few seasons...

  86. Post update

    Chelsea 2-1 QPR

    Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says he did not enjoy the game today at all.

    "We didn't play well, but we deserve to win," he says. Full quotes to come from the Portuguese.


    Stoke 2-2 West Ham

    John Roder

    Match of the Day commentator at the Britannia Stadium

    "West Ham looked a beaten side when they were 2-0 down early in the second half, but Stewart Downing had other ideas. He created the Hammers' first for Enner Valencia and scored the equaliser himself to extend West Ham's unbeaten run to four matches. Stoke will feel they should have won this."

  88. Post update

    Chelsea 2-1 QPR

    Chelsea forward Eden Hazard says "sometimes you cannot play good but we stay top of the league."

    You cannot argue with that logic.

    Chelsea striker Eden Hazard is congratulated

    Everton 0-0 Swansea

    So, so close for Everton as Samuel Eto'o's cross flashes beyond the outstretched foot of Romelu Lukaku. The full-time whistle blows straight after.

  90. Post update

    Chelsea 2-1 QPR

    Tony Pulis

    Former Stoke manager on BBC Radio 5 live at Stamford Bridge

    "It was an enjoyable game which ebbed and flowed. Jose Mourinho will be delighted with the three points and Harry Redknapp will be happy with the workrate of his team. QPR never gave up and made life tough for Chelsea."

  91. Post update

    Everton 0-0 Swansea

    Leighton Baines drives a low shot towards goal but his effort hits the feet of his team-mate Romelu Lukaku. One of the days for Everton.

    Everton manager Roberto Martinez

    Leicester 0-1 West Brom


    Hull 0-1 Southampton

  94. Post update

    Everton 0-0 Swansea

    Almost for Everton as Leighton Baines' cross is intercepted with Romelu Lukaku lurking. Last chance?


    Stoke 2-2 West Ham


    Arsenal 3-0 Burnley

    Alexis Sanchez celebrates for Arsenal

    Chelsea 2-1 QPR

  98. Post update

    Chelsea 2-1 QPR

    Oscar almost gets in on the end of Andre Schurrle's cross...

  99. Post update

    Stoke 2-2 West Ham

    A brief worry for Sam Allardyce as West Ham goalkeeper Adrian is left on the floor by a robust Jon Walters challenge. Big Sam has made all three of his permitted substitutions - meaning he would have to put an outfield player in goal if the keeper cannot continue. Fortunately, he is quickly back on his feet.

  100. GOAL

    Arsenal 3-0 Burnley - Alexis Sanchez (90 mins)

    Alexis Sanchez again! Kieran Gibbs crosses low, Sanchez controls inside the area, works a bit of space for himself and smashes home from close range. Great work.

    Alexis Sanchez celebrates

    Into the last few minutes around the grounds. Who's up for some late drama?

  102. Post update

    Chelsea 2-1 QPR

    Tony Pulis

    Former Stoke manager on BBC Radio 5 live at Stamford Bridge

    "QPR have pushed up their two strikers right up there now. Harry Redknapp just has to go for broke now, they might get done on the break but you have to take that risk."

  103. Post update

    Leicester 0-1 West Brom

    Shot blocked for Leonardo Ulloa. It's not Leicester's day.

  104. Post update

    Everton 0-0 Swansea

    Swansea look to have set up to ensure they escape Goodison Park with a point as they pack their half with players. Everton have the ball, but can't find a way through.

    Everton's Seamus Coleman is tackled
  105. Post update

    Chelsea 2-1 QPR

    Eden Hazard is some player. He runs past players like they aren't there. Twice in the dying minutes he glides away from defenders but can't quite find the killer lay-off.

  106. GREAT SAVE!

    Arsenal 2-0 Burnley

    Lukas Podolski and Theo Walcott are straight into the thick of the action as they both draw fine saves out of Tom Heaton. So good were the saves, Wojciech Szczesny applauds at the the other end of the pitch.

    Moments later, Podolski has the woodwork shaking with a decent effort. Exciting finish at the Emirates!

  107. Post update

    Stoke 2-2 West Ham

    Bojan Krkic showed plenty of creative spark for Stoke in the first hour before starting to tire. Manager Mark Hughes responds by taking him off and bringing on Charlie Adam to bolster his midfield.

    Stoke respond by almost going back in front, as Jon Walters crosses low from the right, and Geoff Cameron's goalbound poke is pushed aside by keeper Adrian. Referee Chris Foy, though, gives a goal kick. "That's inexplicable," says Match of the Day commentator John Roder of the decision.

  108. Post update

    Leicester 0-1 West Brom

    It's now or never for Leicester, with the latter looking increasingly likely. Huff, and puff, from the Foxes but no real class in front of goal today.

  109. Post update

    Stoke 2-2 West Ham

    End-to-end stuff at Stoke, both sides going for the win. Great stuff...

    Stoke's Marc Wilson and West Ham striker Enner Valencia tussle

    Arsenal 2-0 Burnley

    Big moment for Theo Walcott as he climbs off the bench to make his first appearance for Arsenal since 4 January. Huge applause from the fans as he jogs on to the pitch.

    Walcott, who has not played for almost 11 months after picking up a knee injury, replaces Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, while Lukas Podolski is also on for Danny Welbeck.

  111. GREAT SAVE!

    Chelsea 2-1 QPR

    Two great saves from Rob Green keep QPR in with a sniff. First he turns away Andre Schurrle's low shot and from the corner a big left wrist pushes out John Terry's header.

  112. Post update

    Chelsea 2-1 QPR

    That Eden Hazard penalty decision will no doubt be a big talking point after the game. It was a foul, and a needless one from Eduardo Vargas as he had help. He didn't need to make the tackle at all.

    Chelsea are 10 minutes away from another win but they've not played well today.

  113. Post update

    Stoke 2-2 West Ham

    Enner Valencia is seeking a second goal as West Ham chase a win that looked highly unlikely in the first hour. Stewart Downing and Carlton Cole combine to send Valencia clear, but the angle is tight and keeper Asmir Begovic is quickly down at the striker's feet - with the ball running out for a goal kick.

  114. Post update

    Hull 0-1 Southampton

    Southampton's Sadio Mane spurns a golden chance to double his side's lead as he smacks a shot into the turf and over the bar. Time running out for both sides.

  115. Post update

    Leicester 0-1 West Brom

    Leicester have looked a menace from corners all game and Andy King again goes close with a header. Twelve minutes left.

  116. Stoke 2-2 West Ham

    John Roder

    Match of the Day commentator at the Britannia Stadium

    "Sam Allardyce said his side needed to show character at the Britannia Stadium this afternoon. It may have been absent in the first half, but it's certainly been present in the second. Enner Valencia looks a different player now that he has a striker partner alongside him in Carlton Cole."

    West Ham manager Sam Allardyce

    Chelsea 2-1 QPR

    Diego Costa is off, he's lasted 75 minutes of his comeback but has looked pretty spent of late. He's off, Andre Schurrle is on. But the draw is still on for QPR, as Charlie Austin again gets a shot away. Good block but Harry Redknapp's boys are still fighting...

  118. Post update

    Arsenal 2-0 Burnley

    Former Tottenham striker Garth Crooks

    Final Score

    "The Street Fighter. For the first Arsenal goal (see 16:26) Alexis Sanchez doesn't half battle for this ball. He makes it his, gets in between both defenders and puts in a tremendous header. What is he? Five feet five inches? But he outjumps them both. A terrific header."

    Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez scores
  119. Post update

    Chelsea 2-1 QPR

    Tony Pulis

    Former Stoke manager on BBC Radio 5 live at Stamford Bridge

    "I think it was a penalty. Eduardo Vargas didn't need to commit himself there. It wouldn't surprise after that goal if Jose Mourinho brings on player on to make Chelsea a bit tighter to close the game out."

  120. RED CARD for Jonjo Shelvey

    Everton 0-0 Swansea

    Tough task ahead for Swansea now as Jonjo Shelvey receives his second booking when he hauls down Ross Barkley midway inside the away side's half. No doubt about it and referee Kevin Friend brandishes a yellow and then red card for Shelvey.

    Jonjo Shelvey is sent off
  121. GOAL

    Chelsea 2-1 QPR - Eden Hazard (Pen 75 mins)

    Eden Hazard never looks like missing a penalty does he? His technique of waiting for the goalkeeper to move looks unbeatable. When is a goalkeeper going to stare him out and stand still?

    As it is, he scores and Chelsea lead again.

    Chelsea's Eden Hazard scores

    Chelsea 1-1 QPR

    Clumsy! Eduardo Vargas goes hip to hip with Eden Hazard, right on the edge of the box. Silly challenge. Penalty given.

  123. GOAL

    Stoke 2-2 West Ham - Stewart Downing (73 mins)

    What a fightback from Big Sam's lot. They draw level at the Brit when Enner Valencia pulls a cross to the edge of the box and Stewart Downing lashes the ball beyond Asmir Begovic. Can they get a winner?

    West Ham's Stewart Downing celebrates

    Everton 0-0 Swansea

    It's a stale stalemate at Goodison Park so Everton bring on striker Romelu Lukaku and Steven Pienaar for Steven Naismith and Aiden McGeady. Can they change the game?

  125. Post update

    Chelsea 1-1 QPR

    Charlie Austin for England? He's leading John Terry a merry dance, holding him off before firing a shot wide on the turn. QPR fancy nicking this one...