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Summary

  1. Leicester boss Pearson has a 'spat' with fan
  2. FT: Palace 0-1 Villa, WBA 1-2 West Ham
  3. FT: Leicester 1-3 Liverpool
  4. FT: Burnley 1-1 Newcastle, Swansea 2-0 QPR

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By Tom Rostance and Marc Higginson

All times stated are UK

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A fine night of Premier League action then - and there's more to come on Wednesday.

Leaders Chelsea face Tottenham, Everton host Hull and Sunderland take on Manchester City.

We will of course be there to guide you through the night.

Crystal Palace 0-1 Aston Villa

Christian Benteke doesn't half put in a shift. Have a gander at his touch map from tonight.

Crystal Palace 0-1 Aston Villa
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Manager reaction

West Brom 1-2 West Ham

BBC Radio 5 live

Alan Irvine
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West Brom manager Alan Irvine: "It's bitterly disappointing as we started the game pretty well and got ahead.

"We made a couple of mistakes and people started getting nervous. When the equaliser came, I felt we could deal with that at half time.

"But, the second goal then made our job even harder.

"I thought the second half was very, very good and we deserved to get something out of that game."

Manager reaction

Leicester 1-3 Liverpool

BBC Radio 5 live

Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson: "It's frustrating as I think we played pretty well tonight.

"I've got no complaints with the way the players conducted themselves, even with 10 men.

"It becomes increasingly difficult to stay positive, but my job as manager is to continue working at what is a 'work in progress'.

"Our run has been difficult and we haven't perhaps had the results our performances have merited."

How much would Christian Benteke be to buy in January? Not that he is for sale, but if Neil Warnock wanted to by a striker of that class, how much would he need?

Manager reaction

Crystal Palace 0-1 Aston Villa

Crystal Palace manager Neil Warnock speaking to BBC Sport: "I think if we had Christian Benteke we would have won comfortably and that is what we are looking for in January. We are just missing that quality at the front.

"We do need that Benteke and they are hard to come by. Hopefully we can get one sooner rather than later.

"I can't fault the lads and now we have to do it the difficult way and get points at some tough places. We didn't create enough in the box.

"Sometimes you have to make your own luck and we didn't do that, although we huffed and puffed. We are shooting ourselves in the foot."

No keeper? No worries

It was an interesting night at Wrexham, where visiting Bristol Rovers played 50 minutes without a recognised goalkeeper in an eventful goalless draw.

The visitors had five subs on the bench, but none of them were goalies. Therefore, defender Mark McChrystal moved into the visitors' goal after Steve Mildenhall's 42nd-minute exit with a knee injury.

Manager reaction

Burnley 1-1 Newcastle

BBC Radio 5 live

Burnley manager Sean Dyche: "I think the positives are the performance again, particularly in the first half.

"Other than a really poor goal that we gave them, another good performance from us.

"There's some really good signs in what we're doing and how we're moving forward."

Player reaction

Swansea 2-0 QPR

Rob Green
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QPR goalkeeper Rob Green: "It's pleasing to make saves but the over-riding disappointment of defeat is greater than any personal achievements.

"It's difficult now we are in December (having lost every away game) but every team we have played away from home is in the top half of the table, which shows the size of the task we've had."

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Manchester United 2-1 Stoke

Adam Stanley: Michael Carrick - 4 games back from injury, 4 wins for United. Not just coincidence #stillunderrated

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West Brom 1-2 West Ham

Chris Adams: £17m spent on Anichebe and Brown to replace Odemwingie, Lukaku and Long not good enough. Jeremy Peace taking Albion down!

Match of the (Wednes)Day

There is a midweek Match of the Day to look forward to - but not until tomorrow evening.

Tune in or set the record button for Wednesday's Match of the Day, 22:35-00:10 BBC One, 23:05-00:40 BBC One Wales & NI, 23:35-01:10 BBC One Scotland.

Leicester 1-3 Liverpool

John Hartson

BBC Radio 5 live

On recent criticism levelled at Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet: "If Mignolet is making mistake after mistake, it's going to be very difficult for him to get out of this rut.

"Sometimes mud sticks and if people are criticising you, it can be hard to shake off.

"We know he's a great keeper and it's really about his strength of character if he can pull himself through this."

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West Brom 1-2 West Ham

Joe Ruyten: WHU 3 points off 2nd place City and next 3 games vs Swansea, Sunderland and Leicester - Top 4 come Christmas Day? #coyi

Manager reaction

Swansea 2-0 QPR

BBC Radio 5 live

QPR manager Harry Redknapp speaking to Andy Gilles: "This is the third game running where we've conceded late away from home and it's taken it out of us.

"Rob Green made a series of great saves and I thought our luck might be in to come away with a point the longer it went on at 0-0.

"We wanted to keep some momentum after a home win on Saturday. You look at some of the results down the bottom tonight and it's hard.

"We've got some home games coming up now which are vital to us."

Player reaction

Manchester United 2-1 Stoke

Stoke goalscorer Steven N'Zonzi: "Of course it's disappointing not to get a point after we had those two chances at the end. It was a tough game but we could have got a draw at least."

Lambert on Keane's exit

Crystal Palace 0-1 Aston Villa

Crystal Palace 0-1 Aston Villa
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Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert: "There were absolutely no problems with Roy Keane. He never had a break from Ireland and Aston Villa and I respect his decision to leave. There was no bust up or arguing. I thank him for his time at the club."

Injury update

Burnley 1-1 Newcastle

Burnley 1-1 Newcastle
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Burnley manager Sean Dyche confirms that defender Stephen Ward has gone to hospital for scans on the ankle injury he suffered tonight.

Player reaction

Manchester United 2-1 Stoke

Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera on the identity of the winning goalscorer: "I don't know! I have to see the replay again. Marcos Rojo says he scored but I have to look again.

"But it doesn't matter who scored. What's most important is that we got our fourth consecutive victory. The team is close to it's best."

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Leicester 1-3 Liverpool

Aiden Williams: Leicester are the only team that don't even have the mitigation of still doing better than Borussia Dortmund.

Manager reaction

Crystal Palace 0-1 Aston Villa

Christian Benteke
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Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert on the BBC: "We are unbeaten in four and have and won at a difficult place. Coming here was a massive result but I thought it was well deserved.

"I thought it was a big, big performance. I have played with some world class strikers and Christian Benteke, if he keeps progressing, could be one of the best. The performance was massive for us.

"We are up to 12th, we have had a lot of players out, so the progress is there. I understand the disappointment because Aston Villa are a huge, huge football club.

"We were resolute."

West Brom 1-2 West Ham

It was a case of close but no cigar for West Brom tonight. They dominated possession and had 23 shots on goal compared to West Ham's 11. However, only five of those were on target.

West Brom 1-2 West Ham
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Leicester 1-3 Liverpool

Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson spoke of a "spat" with a fan towards the end of his side's defeat against Liverpool.

Chris White: Football fans spend their hard earned cash to go to games, if they don't like something they have every right to complain.

Reaction

Burnley 1-1 Newcastle

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew: "Absolutely delighted with that - we didn't play in the first half and Burnley had a lot to do with that. We didn't risk enough. We took risks in the second half and were a different class.

"It's as good a point we've got all season. The pitch was difficult tonight - it was was slippery and slidy."

Newcastle goalscorer Papiss Cisse:

"The first half was very, very difficult. Before the second half the gaffer told the players they need to play. Well done for my team trying to play. The changes [substitutions that saw Remy Cabella and Steven Taylor come on] helped the team."

Manager reaction

Manchester United 2-1 Stoke

Louis Van Gaal
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Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal: "It was not our best performance. We were not aggressive enough in the first half, we didn't keep our position on the pitch. I was not pleased at half time - and I told them. The second half was better, we created more chances but we need to score more goals.

"Then Peter Crouch comes on, you know the long balls are coming and it is always difficult. But I'm pleased we held this result. The last few moments were not necessary but it is always like that. We have struggled until the end in the Premier League - it is common.

"I'm happy with the result - tomorrow we have a Christmas party and it's important we can enjoy that."

On Wayne Rooney and Angel Di Maria's injuries: "Wayne has a scan tomorrow and then we will know more. I'm pleased Di Maria's injury is not so heavy. We've got more players coming back and we can see a little more light in the tunnel."

'Burnley's a six-pointer'

Swansea 2-0 QPR

Harry Redknapp tells Sky Sports: "Our keeper was in good form and had to be. He's been outstanding for us. They are a good team and I like the way they play but we conceded late goals again and it cost us.

"We had a good chance just before half-time and the longer it went on you think you might nick it.

"We have got a massive game at home to Burnley on Saturday which is a real six-pointer. If we can get a win like we did last Saturday it will have been a good week."

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Crystal Palace 0-1 Aston Villa

Ollie Thomas: Our lack of a proper goalscorer cost us today. Why is Murray at Reading? Outscored Ings, Ulloa and Austin in the Championship.

Manager reaction

Swansea 2-0 QPR

BBC Radio 5 live

Swansea City manager Garry Monk speaking to Andy Gilles: "I thought it was a very complete performance and we pushed them hard from the outset.

"If it wasn't for their keeper producing some great saves, we'd have been a few up before half time.

"It's very pleasing for the players, a clean sheet, two goals and three points."

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West Brom 1-2 West Ham

Pete Rowley: The sooner Alan Irvine is sacked the better

Manager reaction

Burnley 1-1 Newcastle

Burnley manager Sean Dyche: "I think it's good times. The journey continues. I know it's a tough journey.

"Newcastle are in a rich vein of form apart from the blip on Saturday. Even after giving away a poor goal we were still playing on the front foot. We were very good in the first half. We know we have to be clinical and take chances.

"We believe in performances. Performances bring wins. Another good point, but just a point."

Burnley manager Sean Dyche
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Manchester United 2-1 Stoke

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says Wayne Rooney will go for a scan tomorrow on his injury.

Crystal Palace 0-1 Aston Villa

So, tonight's win at Selhurst Park is Aston Villa's first since manager Paul Lambert signed a new contract on 27 September.

Manager reaction

Leicester 1-3 Liverpool

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers: "It was a great victory, players were magnificent. We had to work very hard but our quality came through in the end.

"We should have won in Europe. Three good performances. I have big trust in the players. We needed to pick up the standard again.

"Steven Gerrard was rested last weekend with tonight in mind. When you rest a player people ask why. When you play them you are asked why aren't you resting them. The energy from being rested at the weekend gave him the energy to play tonight."

Pearson's 'spat' with fan

Leicester 1-3 Liverpool

Leicester 1-3 Liverpool
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Leicester manager Nigel Pearson, speaking to BT Sport: "We can ill-afford to play any game with anything less than 11 v 11. Their third goal knocked the stuffing out of us. We have quality and commitment. We can't get downbeaten by tonight's result. We have to break the cycle we are in at the moment.

"I had a spat with a fan towards the end. I don't know what they are looking at at times. If they cannot see the players are having a proper go maybe they need to stay at home. The players are giving everything. I will always look for the positives. It is very easy for people to look at what we are not good at.

"I don't like the commitment of my players being questioned. If they honestly think they are not committed, they are very wrong. Maybe that is why I stay in the stand."

Manager reaction

Swansea 2-0 QPR

Garry Monk told BBC Sport: "We had to stay patient but I thought it was one of our most complete performances of the season.

"Their keeper had a fantastic game and you do think 'will it be our day?'

"But I said to the players at half-time to stay patient and keep playing the same way and the chances will come.

"They did and we killed it off with two good goals. The performance warranted a clean sheet and those two goals."

Manager reaction

Manchester United 2-1 Stoke

More from Stoke City manager Mark Hughes: "We're in a period now where a few injuries have been affecting us.

"We're not getting turned over by anyone. We're a good team and we're competitive in this league and I'm sure that's what we'll be able to do now that we move in to a busy period of the season."

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Manchester United 2-1 Stoke

Alan in Devon: Great 3 points for Utd and that's 4 wins in a row. Take a look at the injury list and it's even more impressive. Can't wait until everyone's fit!!

David in Manchester: Fellaini and Mata a good investment after all, cheers Moyes. Good result, De Gea, world Class!

James in Macclesfield: Cracking result for United tonight. Missing Jones, Shaw, Rafael, blind, Rooney and Di Maria who would all start if fit. Think Chelsea would struggle with that injury list!

Stay at home fans?

Leicester 1-3 Liverpool

Leicester manager Nigel Pearson has criticised any fans who got on his players' backs, saying "If they can't see that my players are giving their all, maybe they should stay at home."

Strong words.

Player reaction

Leicester 1-3 Liverpool

Steven Gerrard
EPA

Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard on BT Sport, when asked about signing a new deal: "I will decide when I am ready.

"There is nothing to say, when there is the fans know I will come out and say it. It was a great team performance, the headlines should be about that not me.

"I am happy with the goal, even more pleased with the win. We are on the way up. We are a lot harder to beat. Come the end of the season we will be fighting for fourth."

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Crystal Palace 0-1 Aston Villa

Edward Hamilton: Hugely frustrating performance. Completely one sided and beaten by the one player of any quality at Villa. #cpfc

Jon Dunne: Results couldn't have gone much better for Villa tonight. Madness is we're only 4 points behind Arsenal!