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Marc Higginson

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  1. Goodnight

    Right then. Time to knock this League Cup evening on the head. Once again, thanks for all your contributions. I'll leave you with the draw for the last eight...

    Derby v Chelsea

    Tottenham v Newcastle

    Bournemouth v Liverpool

    Sheffield United v Southampton

    Now, what time does the Ed Sheeran concert start...

  2. Manager reaction

    Stoke 2-3 Southampton

    Mark Hughes

    Stoke City manager Mark Hughes on his side's 3-2 defeat by Southampton: "We put in a good effort in the second half compared to the first half where we didn't have the intensity I was looking for.

    "I was delighted with the second-half performance but just a lack of concentration when the ball came into the box and we are getting punished.

    "Maybe the sending off has affected our concentration somewhat and at 3-2 it's difficult to take but we need to build a full 90-minute performance."

    The Potters were 2-0 down and fought back to 2-2 before Peter Crouch was sent off and the visitors scored the winner from the resulting free-kick.

  3. Manager reaction

    Tottenham 2-0 Brighton

    Tottenham 2-0 Brighton

    Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino reacts to a 2-0 win over Brighton: "All competitions that we are in, our objective is to try to win and why not?

    "I'm happy for the team. Always it's difficult to play after a defeat and we need to improve our concentration but always it's my responsibility in this aspect.

    "All the players played well and the team deserved the victory. It always lifts confidence and trust and the objective is done.

    "I never feel the pressure, I understand my job and my position. Like any manager, positive results mean you are a very good manager, you lose and you are very bad, but I have the balance in my life."

  4. Post update

    Stoke 2-3 Southampton

    Graziano Pelle has scored nine goals in his last 10 games for Southampton in all competitions. Buy of the season? The Michu of his time? He's looking a bargain at £8m.

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    Stoke 2-3 Southampton

    Ant, a Liverpool fan: Re Dave B (22.15)... Liverpool won the League Cup two years ago after we had all away games prior to the semi-finals so if we could make it I'm sure Southampton can :)

  6. Post update

    Tottenham 2-0 Brighton

    Tottenham 2-0 Brighton
  7. Manager reaction

    Manchester City 0-2 Newcastle

    Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini, speaking to BBC Radio 5 live: "We are conceding goals. We are not moving the ball as fast as we normally do. It was not a good week. We drew in Russia and have had two defeats but we must continue trying to recover, to think about the future.

    How will Man City react ahead of Manchester derby? "We will see on Sunday, we will try to react as soon as we can."

  8. Manager reaction

    Stoke 2-3 Southampton

    Southampton manager Ronald Koeman says even he is "a little bit" surprised by his side's early season form. The Saints now have nine wins from 10 and the Dutchman believes the latest - which arrived after they had squandered a two-goal lead - was justified.

    "I think it was deserved because we created more chances than Stoke," says Koeman. "We like to win every game and we'd like to win a title. It's maybe not the most important but maybe for us yes it is the most important."

    Southampton manager Ronald Koeman
  9. Post update

    Tottenham 2-0 Brighton

    The result was never in doubt at the Lane...

    Tottenham 2-0 Brighton
  10. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Sanj: That's as good a draw as you can get. All four small teams at home to bigger sides. Great for them & the neutrals.

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    Stoke 2-3 Southampton

    Dave B, a Southampton fan: Away again! Has there ever been a team draw an away fixture in each round who reached the final? (or won it!)

  12. League Cup draw reaction

    Stoke 2-3 Southampton

    Southampton's Steven Davis, speaking to BBC Radio 5 live: "We seem to be picking up away draws but I am delighted to get through tonight. They made it difficult for us and we are delighted to be through to the next round.

    "Every game we play we want to win. We have good competition throughout the team and it is a good place to be at this point of time. We now look forward to Sheffield United."

  13. Post update

    Stoke 2-3 Southampton

    In their last 10 matches, Southampton have now won nine and lost one, scoring 28 and conceding just six. Here are the full-time stats from the Britannia:

    Stoke 2-3 Southampton
  14. League Cup draw reaction

    Bournemouth's Eunan O'Kane, speaking about drawing Liverpool on BBC Radio 5 live: "It is a fantastic tie for us. We drew them in the FA Cup last year and they probably deserved their two-goal lead they took from our place but it will be a good opportunity to go up against them again.

    "We are a better squad. We have more depth, the squad is much better and in terms of form we can't have too many complaints. No-one here will go into the game in fear of them, we look forward to it."

  15. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Tony Curr: Can't remember a more unlikely NUFC win. Taylor inspiring, Dummett invincible, and Aarons so exciting. What a night.

    Chris Hammond: Bournemouth drawn at home to Liverpool in next round of Capital One Cup. Good luck getting a ticket for that one!

    Josh Barfield: Top vs Top in the Capital One Cup That's one for the scriptwriters! #dcfc

  16. Manager reaction

    Manchester City 0-2 Newcastle

    Newcastle boss Alan Pardew: "It's a marvellous performance from Newcastle tonight. Everything we wanted and tried to get from the game came off. We always carried a threat even from the first minute.

    On criticism from the Newcastle fans this season: "I do know what I'm doing. I think I've had most of the scalps as Newcastle manager, maybe except Arsenal and I look forward to playing them next. This was a victory for our fans.

    "I've been criticised for not concentrating on the cups, but I think I've been unlucky when they've come around. I had a culled group tonight and we had to protect ourselves a bit for Liverpool. But now we can take confidence and belief into that game."

    Newcastle fans hold Sack Pardew posters
  17. Post update

    What do we make of that draw, then? The three non-Premier League teams are all at home. More cupsets on the cards?

  18. League Cup draw

    Derby v Chelsea

    Tottenham v Newcastle

    Bournemouth v Liverpool

    Sheffield United v Southampton

  19. League Cup draw

    Fancy a bit of a cup draw? Here it is...

  20. Manager reaction

    Manchester City 0-2 Newcastle

    Newcastle manager Alan Pardew, speaking to BBC Radio 5 live: "There was so much going on today for us. A 17 year-old and an 18 year-old playing as well as Ryan Taylor's first game. We also had belief from the two victories we had and carried that into today's game.

    "We thought our pace could unsettle them, particularly Gabriel Obertan. He was outstanding tonight. I thought he was the best player on the pitch. Paul Dummett, I don't know what to say about that boy, he does the job. I don't think he made a mistake all game and against a side like City it speaks volumes about the potential he has.

    "We had to take Ryan Taylor out of right-back because he could not move anymore and I think one of our staff will have to scrape him off his bed tomorrow because he won't be able to move!

    "It has been difficult the first part of this season but we believe in ourselves, have come through that spell and we have a great chance on Saturday to give our fans something to shout about."

    Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew
  21. Manager reaction

    Manchester City 0-2 Newcastle

    Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini refuses to be drawn on the chances of David Silva and Yaya Toure being fit for Sunday's derby against Manchester United.

    Both Ivory Coast powerhouse Toure and Spain star Silva were taken off with injuries. "We will see tomorrow what the doctors say," says the Chilean boss.

  22. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Jumaane Brown: Good win for the Spurs. Gotta feel if we play Kane and Soldado we'll do alright. Their link-up can only get better with time.

    Felix Culmer: As a Newcastle fan I'm in heaven! Couldn't have asked for more from the boys!

    John Russell: Apart, perhaps, from Real, who is going to stop Chelsea from winning everything this season?

  23. Post update

    Honestly, it's nearly time for the draw. Hang in there...

  24. Manager reaction

    Manchester City 0-2 Newcastle

    Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini: "We didn't play well enough - we conceded two easy goals and didn't take our chances to score.

    "The team ran a lot, tried to do things better but we couldn't because we're not in a good moment. I think Newcastle deserved to win, although we had four or five chances to score.

    "It's difficult to say what happened but must recover our trust as a team. We will continue to try to recover ahead of the derby."

    Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini
  25. Player reaction

    Manchester City 0-2 Newcastle

    Newcastle midfielder Gabriel Obertan on Sky Sports: "It's an amazing result. I have been here a long time but this is the first win in Manchester. The confidence has always been there we just kept working hard and we had a good philosophy, so it's amazing for the whole club, the fans and the manager."

    Newcastle United striker Gabriel Obertan
  26. Post update

    Right, let's get those numbers drawn. Here comes the draw for the last eight of the League Cup...

  27. Player reaction

    Manchester City 0-2 Newcastle

    Newcastle goalscorer Rolando Aarons: "We are buzzing in the dressing room. It has given the club a massive lift. It's been a great week."

    Rolando Aarons scores for Newcastle
  28. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Manchester City 0-2 Newcastle

    Jonathan Cowley: City have been found out. MP's insistence on playing one way regardless of opposition is costing us. Needs to adapt dependent on opposition. Players also lacking fight and desire to win. West Ham and Newcastle out-battled and out-fought us.

  29. FULL-TIME

    Tottenham 2-0 Brighton

    You're in the hat, Spurs fans. The draw is coming your way shortly.

  30. CLOSE!

    Tottenham 2-0 Brighton

    Nacer Chadli shoots wide as this game enters added time, but it does not matter because it looks like it is pretty much job done for Tottenham.

  31. Post update

    Manchester City 0-2 Newcastle

    Gary Lineker

    BBC Sport

    On Twitter: I got hammered on here a few weeks ago when I suggested that Alan Pardew still had the dressing room. I'm listening? Superb goal from Sissoko. Best I've seen Newcastle play in yonks. Amazing what a couple of wins can do.

  32. Post update

    Standby for the draw for the last eight. It's coming up in a minute or two.

  33. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Manchester City 0-2 Newcastle

    Shuvam Sinha: Give him a full-strength squad, and Pardew will do you the honours. Newcastle fans, where are the banners now?

  34. Text us on 81111

    Manchester City 0-2 Newcastle

    WB: Well done Pards. I wanted you out as a symbol of the Ashley era, but your reaction has been class. Howay!

    Alan Pardew thanks the Newcastle fans
  35. Player reaction

    Manchester City 0-2 Newcastle

    Newcastle defender Ryan Taylor, speaking to Sky Sports: "We came here on the back of two good wins. It was a fairytale. It was a dream which all came true. It's been two years of hard graft to get back playing. What a performance that was from the lads. We've had three away games, so we'd like a home tie next."

    Newcastle United's Ryan Taylor
  36. Post update

    Manchester City 0-2 Newcastle

    Newcastle throw themselves into one giant huddle in the centre circle. It means a lot.

  37. SUBSTITUTION

    Tottenham 2-0 Brighton

    Jermaine Jenas

    Former Tottenham midfielder on BBC Radio 5 lvie sports extra

    "Listen to the reception Harry Kane is getting as he goes off. They appreciate the efforts he has put in and I would like Pochettino to give him a start now because he has done enough."

  38. FULL-TIME

    Manchester City 0-2 Newcastle

    The holders are no more. Newcastle are into the last eight.

    Newcastle celebrate Gabriel Obertan's second
  39. Post update

    Tottenham 2-0 Brighton

    Tottenham are in cruise control now. Referee Mark Clattenburg can start the car.

  40. Post update

    Manchester City 0-2 Newcastle

    A poor backpass from Eliaquim Mangala and Sammy Ameobi almost gets in on goal. The keeper rushes from his line to mop up.

  41. Post update

    Manchester City 0-2 Newcastle

    Newcastle let the clock tick down from a corner. Three minutes of injury time left.

  42. FULL-TIME

    Stoke 2-3 Southampton

    Those Saints look unstoppable.

    Graziano Pelle celebrates
  43. Post update

    Stoke 2-3 Southampton

    Stoke pump the ball forward in injury time. Their goose looks cooked.

  44. INJURY TIME

    Manchester City 0-2 Newcastle

    Six minutes to be added on. City fans... do you believe?

  45. Post update

    Manchester City 0-2 Newcastle

    City striker Stevan Jovetic heads wide from Aleksandar Kolarov's deep cross. Fans pile into the exits.

  46. Post update

    Manchester City 0-2 Newcastle

    The holders are heading out. One minute of normal time left. Newcastle have everyone back.

    Newcastle fans celebrate
  47. Post update

    Tottenham 2-0 Brighton

    Jermaine Jenas

    Former Tottenham midfielder on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "It started from Michel Vorm. He played it out wide and it was a fantastic break. It was great to see Harry Kane get on the end of it, he deserves that. Kane has that sense at the moment, that he knows he is going to score. He goes out on to the pitch and knows when he has a chance he will score."

  48. CLOSE!

    Manchester City 0-2 Newcastle

    Manchester City almost make it game on again at the Etihad. Edin Dzeko looks certain to score, only to be somehow denied by Newcastle midfielder Ryan Taylor's diving block on the line. Not sure what part of the body he stopped it with, but it did the trick.

  49. GOAL

    Tottenham 2-0 Brighton - Harry Kane (74 mins)

    It's all happening now. Spurs appear to have booked their place in the last eight as Andros Townsend sends in a low cross which Roberto Soldado strikes goalwards, Christian Walton saves but Harry Kane is there to convert.

    Harry Kane celebrates his goal for Tottenham
  50. GOAL

    Stoke 2-3 Southampton - Graziano Pelle (88 mins)

    No sooner does Peter Crouch leave the pitch does the resulting free-kick land at the feet of Graziano Pelle six yards from goal. He is in prolific form and does not pass up the invitation as he drills the ball home. This is ding-dong stuff. Penny for the thoughts of Peter Crouch.

    Graziano Pelle scores Southampton's third
  51. RED CARD

    Stoke 2-2 Southampton - Peter Crouch

    Peter Crouch, who has only been on the field for 14 minutes, is shown a second yellow card and is sent off against his former club.

    Peter Crouch is sent off for Stoke
  52. Post update

    Manchester City 0-2 Newcastle

    Bacary Sagna's a naughty boy as he treads on Sammy Ameobi's back. The ref doesn't appear to see it though. Eight minutes to go.

  53. Post update

    Manchester City 0-2 Newcastle

    Manchester City are panicked now. There's real tension about the place as James Milner's cross from inside the area evades a City attacker.

    Sergio Aguero and Edin Dzeko
  54. Post update

    Tottenham 1-0 Brighton

    Jermaine Jenas

    Former Tottenham midfielder on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "Brighton have made a change in their tactics, they are coming out now to press Tottenham and they are getting a lot of the ball. I'm sure Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino would like to see a second goal."

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    Manchester City 0-2 Newcastle

    Tom from Worcester, City fan: Currently the worst I've seen City play for seasons. Lack of cohesion and creativity. Slightly worried for the rest of the season.

  56. Post update

    Manchester City 0-2 Newcastle

    Danny Mills

    BBC Radio 5 live at Etihad Stadium

    "What a fabulous goal - absolutely brilliant. Where Fernandinho is going I don't know - he might as well go for a cup of tea. But what a finish by Sissoko. Wonder if Alan Pardew fancies a cup run now? Newcastle have been fantastic tonight."

    Moussa Sissoko celebrates
  57. GOAL

    Stoke 2-2 Southampton - Mame Biram Diouf (82 mins)

    Stoke have battered the Southampton goal down in the last few minutes and a run of four consecutive corners ends with the ball in the net. Mame Biram Diouf stoops at the back post to nod home and the Britannia is alive with noise.

  58. GOAL

    Manchester City 0-2 Newcastle - Moussa Sissoko (75 mins)

    Game, set and match? Newcastle's cup dream is well and truly on. Moussa Sissoko nets an absolute belter - the midfielder gliding past Fernandinho with some skills on the edge of the box, nutmegging Bacary Sagna and sliding the ball past Willy Caballero.

    Moussa Sissoko scores Newcastle's second
  59. Post update

    Manchester City 0-1 Newcastle

    Danny Mills

    BBC Radio 5 live at Etihad Stadium

    "I think the referee has given more decisions to the home team. Any 50-50 decisions have gone to City."

  60. Post update

    Manchester City 0-1 Newcastle

    Sixteen to go and Newcastle still hold the lead - Aleksandar Kolarov firing a free-kick straight at Rob Elliot.

  61. HITS THE WOODWORK

    Tottenham 1-0 Brighton

    The shackles are off and Tottenham are looking much more confident after Erik Lamela's opener as Robert Soldado smashes a shot against the frame of the goal. The hosts are in control, and you a sense there are a few more goals to come.

  62. SUBSTITUTION

    Stoke 1-2 Southampton

    Charlie Adam and Peter Crouch enter the fray in place of Bojan and Geoff Cameron. Stoke need something if they are to reach the quarter-final stage for the second year in a row. Bojan will rue missed opportunities as the Spaniard blazed over shortly before being withdrawn.

  63. SUBSTITUTION

    Manchester City 0-1 Newcastle

    The holders are worried now. Sergio Aguero comes on for Samir Nasri, who was a first-half substitute himself. The Frenchman lasted 60 minutes on his return from injury.

  64. Post update

    Manchester City 0-1 Newcastle

    Danny Mills

    BBC Radio 5 live at Etihad Stadium

    "Alan Pardew is furious. It was a brilliant ball by Sammy Ameobi but I think Kolarov gets the ball. I think that's a fabulous tackle and the referee Stuart Attwell has got it right."

    Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew
  65. PENALTY APPEAL

    Manchester City 0-1 Newcastle

    A game-changing moment? Gabriel Obertan races through on goal and is wiped out by Aleksandar Kolarov's lunging tackle. For my money, City have got away with one...

    Gabriel Obertan is brought down
  66. Post update

    Tottenham 1-0 Brighton

    Jermaine Jenas

    Former Tottenham midfielder on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "That was absolutely brilliant. They played a beautiful one-two and fair play to the lad he finished it beautifully. He keeps doing it in the Premier League and Europa League."

    Erik Lamela celebrates his goal for Tottenham
  67. GOAL

    Tottenham 1-0 Brighton - Erik Lamela (54 mins)

    Finally the breakthrough, and it was a lovely worked move as Robert Soldado and Erik Lamela exchange passes, allowing the latter to weave into the area before sliding a shot beyond young Christian Walton.

    Erik Lamela scores for Tottenham
  68. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Manchester City 0-1 Newcastle

    Peter Collins: This has been great from Newcastle. Players playing for the club and manager. What crisis?

  69. Post update

    Stoke 1-2 Southampton

    Former Stoke City defender and 1972 League Cup winner Denis Smith on BBC Radio Stoke: "Stoke look the most likely. It's an even game really but if I had to pick on team to get the next one it would be Stoke."

  70. Text us on 81111

    Manchester City 0-1 Newcastle

    Andy, Birmingham: Re. 20:58. Imagine if it was standard protocol to include player's middle names when live match reporting. Guidetti would push you over the edge...

    What? John Alberto Fernando Andres Luigi Olof Guidetti. Almost as long as Warnakulasuriya Patabendige Ushantha Joseph Chaminda Vaas.

  71. Post update

    Tottenham 0-0 Brighton

    Jermaine Jenas

    Former Tottenham midfielder on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "I keep saying it, that is what Tottenham need to do, get the ball wide and get crosses into the box. Brighton are so compact in the middle of the pitch that if a goal is to come, it will be from out wide. Harry Kane was inches away then."

  72. CLOSE!

    Tottenham 0-0 Brighton

    Chance for Spurs - Harry Kane heading Kyle Naughton's decent cross wide. Brighton hanging on a little now.

  73. Post update

    Manchester City 0-1 Newcastle

    Mehdi Abeid is down injured on the Etihad turf after being practically clothes-lined by Eliaquim Mangala. That hurt. All arms and legs is Mangala.

  74. Post update

    Stoke 1-2 Southampton

    Both sides are having their moments at the Britannia and each has forced a couple of corners. Southampton remain in the lead, though.

    Southampton manager Ronald Koeman
  75. SUBSTITUTION

    Manchester City 0-1 Newcastle

    Yaya Toure is hooked off, replaced by Jesus Navas. Aleksandar Kolarov takes up the captain's armband.

  76. SUBSTITUTION

    Tottenham 0-0 Brighton

    Tottenham have made a half-time change - Erik Lamela replacing Aaron Lennon.

  77. Post update

    Manchester City 0-1 Newcastle

    Just over half an hour to go at the Etihad and Newcastle have every man behind the ball now. Edin Dzeko takes a pop from outside the area but Paul Dummett charges the effort down.

  78. KICK-OFF

    Tottenham 0-0 Brighton

    Mark Clattenburg gets us back under way at the Lane. Can Brighton hold on and nick one?

  79. Post update

    Manchester City 0-1 Newcastle

    Danny Mills

    BBC Radio 5 live at Etihad Stadium

    "Newcastle need to get through these next eight minutes because you make milestones get to 60 minutes, 70 minutes. They need to get through these sections.

    "The last thing Man City would want, with the derby coming up, is extra-time. City have been sloppy, lax and too casual at times."

    Fabricio Coloccini and Aleksandar Kolarov
  80. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Manchester City 0-1 Newcastle

    Asadur Rahman: If Newcastle win this I vote Alan Pardew for manager of the the month.

  81. Text us on 81111

    Here's more on the fishy footballers theme...

    Stuart, Putney: Jonjo Shellfish has been playing quite well for Swansea. Having a whale of a time in Wales.

  82. DISALLOWED GOAL

    Manchester City 0-1 Newcastle

    Gabriel Obertan laces the ball into the Manchester City net, after being played in by Ryan Taylor, but the goal is chalked off for offside.

    Referee Stuart Atwell
  83. GREAT SAVE!

    Stoke 1-2 Southampton

    Shane Long's eyes light up as he finds shooting space but Asmir Begovic puts up resistance with a stunning one-handed save. What a chance for Southampton. They have never won this competition remember and have not reached the last eight since 2004.

  84. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Tottenham 0-0 Brighton

    Chris: Re Spurs struggling on a small pitch. It's been going on for years. Don't understand why we don't sit back and invite teams onto us, creating space to move into ourselves. Problem solved.

  85. Post update

    Manchester City 0-1 Newcastle

    Up in Scotland, John Guidetti, who is on loan from Manchester City, has netted a hat-trick for Celtic in their League Cup tie. How City could do with the Swede's goals this evening. Follow the action from north of the border here.

  86. Post update

    Manchester City 0-1 Newcastle

    A bit of a bandage and Aleksandar Kolarov is fine to return to the field of play. Forty minutes left at the Etihad.

  87. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Tottenham 0-0 Brighton

    Neil Bourne: Mate and I watching Spurs and we came up with a new expression - Townsending i.e. dribbling aimlessly with no end product.

    Andros Townsend's run comes to nothing
  88. Post update

    Manchester City 0-1 Newcastle

    Now it's Aleksandar Kolarov who has gone down injured for Manchester City - it looks like he's hurt his elbow. Take your boots on Sunday, City fans... you might get a game at this rate.

    Aleksandar Kolarov is treated for an injury
  89. Text us on 81111

    Mark, Newcastle: Re Barry in Malta (20:44)... Might have found Jason Cod but missed out on Mark Fish - although Matt Le Fishier more than made up for it.

  90. SUBSTITUTION

    Manchester City 0-1 Newcastle

    A half-time sub from Newcastle to tell you about... Sammy Ameobi replaces goalscorer Rolando Aarons, who is still returning to full fitness after injury.

  91. KICK-OFF

    Manchester City 0-1 Newcastle

    Just a little heads-up Newcastle fans... City were 0-0 at half-time against Sheffield Wednesday earlier on in this competition. Then they scored seven.

    Interestingly, Newcastle have been out ready for the second half for a few minutes. City were late out. Has Manuel been chucking the club's best china about?

    Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini
  92. GOAL

    Stoke 1-2 Southampton - Steven N'Zonzi (49 mins)

    Steven N'Zonzi gives Stoke City hope with a drive from 25 yards low past Fraser Forster. The leggy midfielder opened up to run at the Saints' defence and took up the opportunity to let fly. The perfect start to the second period for Stoke who seem to have been on the end of some motivational words from Mark Hughes at half-time.

  93. Post update

    Tottenham 0-0 Brighton

    Jermaine Jenas

    Former Tottenham midfielder on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "I think Tottenham have played quite well. They played it around nice and had a few chances but Brighton's gameplan is working and they look dangerous on the break. When Lualua gets on the ball he is getting by players too easily."

  94. KICK-OFF

    Stoke 0-2 Southampton

    Former Stoke City defender and 1972 League Cup winner Denis Smith on BBC Radio Stoke: "The changing room obviously wasn't a very nice place to be as the Stoke players were out early. I would imagine Mark Hughes has been getting right into them."

    Stoke City manager Mark Hughes
  95. HALF-TIME

    Tottenham 0-0 Brighton

    Spurs are getting a tad frustrated at the Lane.

  96. Text us on 81111

    Barry in Malta: Re the success of Saints Academy (19:32) the point about our large catchment area is often made, but nobody mentions that 50% of it is in the sea!

    Is that were they found Jason Cod? Sorry, Dodd...

  97. Post update

    Tottenham 0-0 Brighton

    We're drifting towards half-time at the Lane. Tottenham appear to be being stifled. Back to the small pitch debate (19:37)?

  98. Half-time stats

    Manchester City 0-1 Newcastle

    It's what you do with the ball that counts...

    Manchester City 0-1 Newcastle
  99. Post update

    Tottenham 0-0 Brighton

    Jermaine Jenas

    Former Tottenahm midfielder on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "Tonight is a big night for Robert Soldado. He and Emmanuel Adebayor need to get their goal tally up - they only have two each - because people like Harry Kane are putting pressure on them. Kane deserves his chance at the moment."

  100. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Manchester City 0-1 Newcastle

    John Pierce: Ghostbusters at HT at City on the Tannoy. Nice.

    The Halloween CD has been dug out. But who is Manuel Pellegrini gunna call?

  101. CLOSE!

    Tottenham 0-0 Brighton

    A flurry of chances for Tottenham as Brighton keeper Christian Walton gets down well to keep out a fierce Robert Soldado drive, before Harry Kane shoots over the bar shortly after seeing another effort blocked.

  102. Scottish League Cup latest

    We're at the quarter-final stages in the Scottish League Cup and it's half-time in tonight's three matches. Celtic lead Partick Thistle 1-0, Hibs trail Dundee United 2-1 and Aberdeen are 1-0 up against Hamilton.

    Full commentary of those matches here.

  103. Post update

    Tottenham 0-0 Brighton

    Jermaine Jenas

    Former Tottenham midfielder on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "Andros Townsend needs to keep his width. He keeps drifting inside and it is very congested there, with Harry Kane and Robert Soldado. If he stays out wide Moussa Demble will be able to find him, because that is where the spaces will be. Width is key."

  104. Post update

    Manchester City 0-1 Newcastle

    Danny Mills

    BBC Radio 5 live at Etihad Stadium

    "Fantastic half for Newcastle. Alan Pardew will be delighted, he could not have asked any more of his team. City have been nowhere near their best. On clear-cut chances you could say Newcastle should be 2-1 up. Paul Dummett had a great opportunity but volleyed straight at City keeper Caballero."

    Newcastle manager Alan Pardew
  105. HALF-TIME

    Manchester City 0-1 Newcastle

    Newcastle head in for the break having almost gone 2-0 up - Martin Demichelis getting a timely touch to deny Adam Armstrong from six yards out. A fine cross from Daryl Janmaat created the chance. The Magpies are on top.

  106. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Matthew Harmonyx: Newcastle's last 90 minutes of football have been absolutely superb. How long will it last?

    Michael Horsfield: I am a City fan and I do not believe we will win anything this year. We have to many individual players who are not performing.

    Stuart Ingram: Townsend is 1-dimensional….When he gets the ball, he shoots..1 or 2 wonder goals a year do not make a great player.

  107. Post update

    Manchester City 0-1 Newcastle

    Eliaquim Mangala rises high and powers a header from a corner over the bar. So far, it's not looking like Manchester City's night.

  108. HALF-TIME

    Stoke 0-2 Southampton

    The treble's still on for Southampton.

  109. Post update

    Stoke 0-2 Southampton

    Southampton are bossing things at the Britannia - Graziano Pelle having another pop at goal, but this time it's not on target.

  110. CLOSE!

    Tottenham 0-0 Brighton

    Brighton have soaked up that pressure from Tottenham and venture forward on a little attack of their own as Lewis Dunk sends a half volley over the bar.

    Seagulls boss Sami Hyypia screams in frustration seconds later, he thinks there has been an infringement in the Tottenham area, but nothing given.

    Brighton boss Sami Hyypia
  111. Text us on 81111

    Manchester City 0-1 Newcastle

    Neil the Blue: Are City any better than the team that won the title last year?

  112. GREAT SAVE!

    Manchester City 0-1 Newcastle

    Newcastle goalkeeper Rob Elliot already appears to be having one of those nights - this time repelling Yaya Toure after the Ivorian had checked inside and fired in a low shot from range.

  113. Post update

    Manchester City 0-1 Newcastle

    Jesus Navas is warming up for Manchester City. A half-time change in the offing?

  114. Post update

    Tottenham 0-0 Brighton

    Jermaine Jenas

    Former Tottenham midfielder on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "Brighton are defending in numbers and it is hard to break down when teams do this and Brighton will get more and more confident as the game goes on.

    "What is important for Spurs is that they are patient, because eventually they will wear teams down. As a midfielder, if you are in a side that is defending like Brighton are eventually your legs start to burn. Tottenham need to keep the tempo high and keep pressing."

    Andros Townsend is tackled against Brighton
  115. Text us on 81111

    Stoke 0-2 Southampton

    Rich from London: As a Stoke fan I find it very unfair that we have to play Southampton twice in row. At least space the games out so there's a bit of gap between them beating us twice.

  116. DISALLOWED GOAL

    Stoke 0-2 Southampton

    Stoke have the ball in the net but Jonathan Walters' thumping effort will not count as the linesman has his flag up. Walters appeared to be just offside, so home frustration continues.

  117. Post update

    Manchester City 0-1 Newcastle

    Danny Mills

    BBC Radio 5 live at Etihad Stadium

    "That should have been a penalty (20:19) - Mangala had Dummett in a headlock."

  118. Post update

    Manchester City 0-1 Newcastle

    Now Yaya Toure goes down in pain. He eventually hobbles back on, but Manchester City fans will be wringing their hands in nervous tension ahead of Sunday's derby, with David Silva already off injured. United fans will be rubbing their hands together.

  119. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Stoke 0-2 Southampton

    Nabil Waheed: Pelle by name, Pele by nature

    Cabbageface: Better team than last season? #Saints

    Graziano Pelle celebrates for Southampton
  120. GREAT SAVE!

    Manchester City 0-1 Newcastle

    Newcastle almost make it 2-0, as Paul Dummett recovers from being thrown to the floor by Eliaquim Mangala to get back up, find space and connect with a corner - but his powerful effort is matched by Willy Caballero's fine save.

  121. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Tottenham 0-0 Brighton

    Edward Herbert: Lennon looks up for it tonight. Great to see him back in a #Tottenham shirt.

  122. Post update

    Tottenham 0-0 Brighton

    Hang on... we have a chance after all, Jan Vertonghen having a shot saved by Brighton's keeper.

  123. Post update

    Tottenham 0-0 Brighton

    Our man keeping tabs on events at the Lane says there's nothing happening at the moment. Tottenham remain the better team, though.

  124. Post update

    Manchester City 0-1 Newcastle

    Danny Mills

    BBC Radio 5 live at Etihad Stadium

    "Alan Pardew will be delighted with this. City have enjoyed plenty of possession, have got into a couple of promising positions but haven't done too much to trouble Rob Elliot other than that save from Stevan Jovetic and Fabricio Coloccini's lucky escape.

    "Pardew is just hoping they can get to half-time without conceding. Then he can get his young players into the dressing room, sit them down and calm them down."

    Newcastle manager Alan Pardew
  125. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Stoke 0-2 Southampton

    Paul the Blue Alien: Graziano Pelle is an absolute snip. Really classy player. Can hold up the ball, use both feets and score goals.

  126. GOAL

    Stoke 0-2 Southampton - Shane Long (30 mins)

    There is no stopping Southampton and a flowing team move ends with Steven Davis cutting the ball back for Shane Long to whip their second from 10 yards.

    It is Long's first goal for the club since his £12m summer move and puts Saints in complete control at the Britannia.

    Shane Long celebrates
  127. HITS THE WOODWORK

    Manchester City 0-1 Newcastle

    Fabricio Coloccini is throwing himself at everything - but without regard at times, this time slicing Aleksandar Kolarov's low cross against his own post. Moments later, Stevan Jovetic blazes wide at the far post.

  128. Post update

    Manchester City 0-1 Newcastle

    Referee Stuart Atwell has a word with Newcastle's Massadio Haidara as the Frenchman smashes right through the back of his compatriot Bacary Sagna. That'll bruise in the morning.

  129. Post update

    Tottenham 0-0 Brighton

    Jermaine Jenas

    Former Tottenham midfielder on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "Andros Townsend and Aaron Lennon are causing havoc and Brighton need to get hold of them. It is only a matter of time before they find the right cross or pass and someone gets on the end of it."

  130. Post update

    Tottenham 0-0 Brighton

    Tottenham are very much on the front foot at the Lane - Aaron Lennon and Andros Townsend causing all sorts of problems down the flanks.

    Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino
  131. Post update

    Stoke 0-1 Southampton

    Nathaniel Clyne has to use every inch of his being to flick a cross out of the path of Marko Arnautovic as the Austrian sets himself for a close-range header.

    Smart defending from the Southampton right-back and they have looked solid since taking an early lead.

  132. Post update

    Manchester City 0-1 Newcastle

    Danny Mills

    BBC Radio 5 live at Etihad Stadium

    "What a save from Rob Elliot. It was like pinball wizard around the Newcastle goal. Elliot got down very well. Nasri whipped in a fantastic ball to Jovetic and Elliot gets a big scoop with his right hand."

  133. GREAT SAVE!

    Manchester City 0-1 Newcastle

    Rob Elliot keeps Newcastle in front with an instinctive save from Stevan Jovetic's 10-yard sidefoot, following Samir Nasri's cross from the right.

  134. Post update

    Tottenham 0-0 Brighton

    An early sighter for Tottenham's Harry Kane, who has a shot blocked by the Brighton defence.

    Harry Kane and Brighton's Jake Forster-Caskey
  135. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Manchester City 0-1 Newcastle

    Chris Baldwin: After 14 minutes, maybe a little early to get excited but Aarons looks an exciting English prospect!

  136. Post update

    Stoke 0-1 Southampton

    No real chances at the Britannia since Southampton bagged. The Saints deserved their lead, but it's now settled into quite an even contest.

    Phil Bardsley and Dusan Tadic
  137. Who is Rolando Aarons?

    Manchester City 0-1 Newcastle

    Who is Rolando Aarons? That is the question most Manchester City fans will be asking themselves right now. Newcastle's latest wonderkid, according to those in the know.

    Eighteen-year-old Aarons has been likened to England star Raheem Sterling - not least because he was born in Jamaica before moving to these shores as a youngster, just like the Liverpool player.

    Pacy forward Aarons grew up in Bristol and was released by local club Bristol City before joining Newcastle. He signed his first professional contract in April 2014 and made his debut on the opening weekend of this season - against Manchester City. The England Under-20 international scored his first goal in the 3-3 draw against Crystal Palace later in August.

    Alan Pardew congratulates Rolando Aarons
  138. Post update

    Tottenham 0-0 Brighton

    Jermaine Jenas

    Former Tottenham midfielder on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "Delays in kick-offs can affect players' routines. Some players are superstitions so they will go through the routine of left boot on, right boot on etc and then when the delay is announced they have to go through it all again!

    "It should not affect things too much, though, the key is to keep the muscles warm."

  139. KICK-OFF

    Tottenham 0-0 Brighton

    Fifteen minutes later than advertised, we have lift-off at White Hart Lane.

  140. Post update

    Manchester City 0-1 Newcastle

    Fabricio Coloccini is throwing himself into tackles as though he's a footballing Rambo. Massive cheers from the away end as he stops Samir Nasri in his tracks.

  141. Post update

    Manchester City 0-1 Newcastle

    Ryan Taylor, a bit of a free-kick specialist, stands over the ball 30 yards out but he's still rusty after that long lay-off and he fires a set-piece straight into the Manchester City wall.

  142. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Gary Wilkinson: If Tadic assisted Pelle against Stoke, get him off. Save those assists for when they can win me fantasy football points!

    Liz Tray: Not only have we been average to poor all season but now, 4 days before a derby, Pellegrini has risked Silva and it's backfired.

  143. Post update

    Stoke 0-1 Southampton

    Former Stoke City defender and 1972 League Cup winner Denis Smith on BBC Radio Stoke: "It's a great finish but Stoke have to do better themselves. They are not closing down right and Pelle has too much time to turn, though he still has a lot to do. A super finish and you cannot give him that much space."

  144. SUBSTITUTION

    Manchester City 0-1 Newcastle

    What a start at the Etihad, where David Silva limps off with an injured left knee which was sustained just before the Newcastle goal went in. Samir Nasri, making his own return from injury, replaces the playmaker. Injury worries ahead of the derby for City.

    Newcastle United defender Ryan Taylor tackles Manchester City's David Silva
  145. GOAL

    Manchester City 0-1 Newcastle - Rolando Aarons (6 mins)

    Alan Pardew's a managerial genius. Or something like that. One of the precocious teenagers he has brought into the team stuns the Etihad. The chance comes from Fernandinho's mistake deep into his own half and Rolando Aarons picks up the ball before confidently sliding it past Willy Caballero.

    Rolando Aarons
  146. GOAL

    Stoke 0-1 Southampton - Graziano Pelle (6 mins)

    Everyone is wondering if Graziano Pelle's bubble will burst, but the Italian now has eight club goals for the season and his latest is a stunner.

    He picks the ball up centrally and is afforded some space by the Stoke defence to turn in devastating fashion and unleash an effort which curls and beats Asmir Begovic. Ronald Koeman's side lead. They have won eight of their last nine games. Some form.

    Pelle