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Summary

  1. Chelsea's lead could be four points on Sunday
  2. Johnson scores Liverpool winner v Stoke
  3. Van Persie scores as Man Utd beat Hull
  4. QPR beat Leicester 3-2 in thrilling match

Live Reporting

By Jonathan Jurejko, Neil Johnston and Mandeep Sanghera

All times stated are UK

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  1. Familiar look

    It's a long time since Arsenal, Manchester United and Liverpool all won on the same day. But the Premier League finally has a familiar look about it as all three picked up three points.

    It's been a day of drama and controversy but what will Sunday bring? Can Southampton take advantage of Chelsea's slip and cut the gap at the top of the table to four points by defeating Manchester City? Will Everton continue their recent momentum with victory at Tottenham?

    Thanks, as ever, for your fantastic company and all your comments. It's been fun. And we're back to do it all over again on Sunday from 10:00 GMT. Don't forget to tune into Match of the Day (22:20 GMT on BBC One - you can also watch online - and slightly later on BBC One Scotland at 23:50 GMT). Catch you all then.

  2. Wenger in or Wenger out?

    606 phone-in

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Over on BBC Radio 5 live, 606 with Robbie Savage and Darren Fletcher, Kally, an Arsenal fan, says: "I've always stuck by Arsene Wenger, but is it time for him to walk away?"

    Savage responds: "I think it is like a James Bond movie now. You know what happens in the movie and you know how it is going to end. If Arsenal fans are happy to finish in the top four and reach the last 16 of the Champions League then fair enough. If they want to challenge for the league, his time would be up."

    Lines are open and you can have your say. Call 0500 909 693, text 85058 or @bbc606 on social media.

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    Dan, London: Funny that when Chelsea played eleven behind the ball against Liverpool last season it was good tactics and today when it's against them it's terrible football.

    Adam: There's not much more annoying in football than the recent "the opposition had a full week to prepare" rubbish that started last season towards Liverpool. As if Chelsea's £100 millions of budget isn't enough to compensate for them having to play some midweek games.

  4. Match of the Day

    MOTD

    Here is what you have to plan the rest of your Saturday around. Match of the Day starts at 22:20 GMT on BBC One (you can also watch online) and slightly later on BBC One Scotland at 23:50 GMT.

  5. A first for QPR?

    QPR versus Leicester first on Match of the Day? Well, it was a five-goal thriller. Here's the rest of the running order...

  6. Wakey, wakey

    West Brom 0-1 Arsenal

    Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

    Arsenal's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain seemed to opt for a brief sleep during a timid opening half at West Brom. But he was soon wide awake when Danny Welbeck scored the winner in a 1-0 win for the Gunners at The Hawthorns.

  7. Player reaction on Twitter

    Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Ander Herrera

    Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera: Another step in the right direction! Let's keep going! Thanks to all for man of match vote. Good team performance!

    West Ham left-back Aaron Cresswell: Absolutely buzzing to have scored my first Premier League goal and got the three points!

    Queens Park Rangers defender Rio Ferdinand: Big result that today! Grit and determination got us through... build on these three points now.

  8. Post update

    Man Utd 3-0 Hull

    Former Manchester United defender Phil Neville

    BBC Radio 5 live at Old Trafford

    "Manchester United totally dominated the game. There is a bit of momentum building now, particularly here at Old Trafford, and they have to start making this place a fortress again.

    "The key for United has been the four players in midfield - Michael Carrick, Juan Mata, Ander Herrera and Marouane Fellaini. Even though Angel Di Maria going off was a blow for United, Herrera has come in and helped them.

    "I think Steve Bruce will be disappointed because Hull have not actually given it a go. I don't think, today, they have shown anything."

  9. Fancy a recap?

    Fifteen goals in eight Premier League games might not sound that exciting. But once again it has been a day of pure drama in the top-flight. Not only have the leaders dropped two points, Arsenal and Liverpool have returned to winning ways, while Manchester United made it three wins in a row. Time for a recap...

  10. Stat attack

    Sunderland 0-0 Chelsea

    Jose Mourinho's side kept their first clean sheet away from home since April (v Liverpool), but failed to score in their first away game since March (v Crystal Palace).

  11. Manager reaction

    Sunderland 0-0 Chelsea

    Sunderland boss Gus Poyet on the form of midfielder Lee Cattermole: "Lee doesn't get the recognition nationally that he deserves. When I arrived he was a typical central midfielder who played with freedom. But he needed to know when there was danger, when he could press, when he had to stay close to defenders. He's enjoying his role. For the way we play, that role is important, and he plays that role to perfection. He's the player that has improved the most with me at Sunderland."

  12. Manager reaction

    Sunderland 0-0 Chelsea

    Gus Poyet

    Sunderland manager Gus Poyet: "My players defended for their lives. It was a day when the opposition could have played for three hours and they still would have found it difficult to score. We knew this was going to be a difficult game. We tried to be compact and I'm very pleased with our performance."

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    Simon, York: Once again the Premier League shows it's tougher to break down two gritty banks of four than it is to put five past supposedly one of the top teams in Europe. I am shocked every summer that your Real Madrids and Barcelonas don't come sniffing round Lee Cattermole. He is the second coming of Claude Makelele in my opinion.

    James, Maidstone: Two points dropped and Diego Costa banned for the next match (five yellows). Title race back on?

  14. Manager reaction

    Sunderland 0-0 Chelsea

    Jose Mourinho

    Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho: "It's a point. It was a difficult match. Only one team tried to win from the beginning, the other team didn't. They defended a lot and they defended well. Defending a lot and well is not a crime. It is a strategy and it was successful for them.

    "We were a bit tired towards the end and we left a bit of space. But I've got nothing negative to say about my team. It's not easy to play here and not easy to play against a side which has had all week to prepare. My players tried everything to win but we couldn't."

    On Costa's yellow card: "I didn't see it. But the referee was close and he had a very good performance throughout. If I see the incident on television I might have a better opinion."

  15. Champions League hangover?

    Sunderland 0-0 Chelsea

    Chelsea are now unbeaten in 20 league and cup games this season, but all three games they have dropped points in the Premier League have come immediately after playing in the Champions League.

  16. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Steve Howes: A draw away from home and comfortably top of the league. Happy with that, after all Chelsea were never going to win every game.

    Rob Millward: How can Sunderland fans applaud that? They've paid to go and see a training attack versus defence session.

    Nobbs: Manchester United by far the most convincing team we've seen today. We really are back!

  17. Player reaction

    Sunderland 0-0 Chelsea

    Lee Cattermole

    Sunderland skipper Lee Cattermole on Sky Sports: "All season we have been in control of own game. The media has been negative to us but other than the heavy defeat at Southampton and the Arsenal game we've been solid. If we could turn a few draws into wins we'd be much higher.

    "Chelsea have got their way of playing and we always wanted to leave them in front of us and not let them play one-twos around us."

  18. Post update

    OptaJoe: Cesc Fabregas attempted 105 passes in the match. Sunderland's highest total was 40 from Anthony Reveillere.

  19. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Chelsea

    BBC Radio Newcastle

    Former Sunderland defender Gary Bennett

    "Nobody expected Sunderland to get a point here. They could have even won it. You look at Chelsea, I don't think they have done enough to win the game. It is pretty on the eye, they kept possession in front of the Sunderland defence, but did they hurt Sunderland? No."

  20. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Chelsea

    Steve Bower

    BBC Match of the Day commentator at the Stadium of Light

    "Gus Poyet has taken points off former club Chelsea again. Sunderland are the third club to stop them winning this season and the first club to stop them scoring. They were organised, committed and full of spirit. Chelsea have been frustrated."

  21. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Chelsea

    So Chelsea stretch their lead at the top of the Premier League table to seven points but that will be reduced to four points if Southampton defeat Manchester City on Sunday.

  22. FULL-TIME

    Sunderland 0-0 Chelsea

    Costel Pantilimon

    Gritty, heroic, spirited. Sunderland's players were all that and more.

  23. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Chelsea

    BBC Radio Newcastle

    Former Sunderland defender Gary Bennett

    "This is where Sunderland have got to make sure they are strong and concentrate. They have to know where each player is. Make sure they mark properly.

    "It will be interesting to listen to Jose Mourinho's comments in the press conference. I bet he says Sunderland got 11 men behind the ball and made it difficult."

  24. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Chelsea

    Jose Mourinho's at it again. The Chelsea boss is shaking hands before the final whistle has gone. This time with a ball boy!

  25. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Chelsea

    Two minutes of added time. Another huge roar goes up from Sunderland's fans. They still believe their side can win this.

  26. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Chelsea

    Corner to Chelsea as Costel Pantilimon flicks a Chelsea free-kick into the Sunderland area behind. Edge of your seat stuff.

  27. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Gus Poyet

    Isaac Wolofar: Immaculate game plan, Mr Poyet! I'm hoping other managers are watching this. That's the perfect way to close down Chelsea.

    Mohamed Khalaf: Who would of thought Sunderland would be the ones to slow Chelsea again.

    Andrew Kemp: Is Wickham the only footballer in Sunderland. Having a good game and needs to with 11 men behind the ball.

    Daniel Devlin: Lee Cattermole has been outstanding.

  28. YELLOW CARD

    Sunderland 0-0 Chelsea

    Nemanja Matic becomes the second Chelsea to be booked after a sliding challenge on Connor Wickham. Another set-piece goes to waste before Adam Johnson fires wide. This is incredible. It's all Sunderland now.

  29. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Chelsea

    How big a chance was that? Jozy Altidore has been a thorn in the Chelsea defence since coming on and it's his efforts that present Adam Johnson with a great chance of winning it. The former Manchester City man can't keep his composure and blazes wide. What a let off for Chelsea!

  30. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Chelsea

    Screams from Sunderland's fans as Jozy Altidore bursts forward. The ball breaks loose inside the Chelsea penalty area. It's chaos but the visitors somehow manage to scramble it away.

  31. TEN MINUTES REMAINING

    Sunderland 0-0 Chelsea

    Chelsea are minutes away from dropping points for only the third time this season.

  32. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Chelsea

    BBC Radio Newcastle

    Former Sunderland defender Gary Bennett

    "Connor Wickham has been involved in everything that is good about Sunderland."

  33. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Chelsea

    Diego Costa of Chelsea

    Costa's last action was being hacked to the ground by John O'Shea that resulted in the Sunderland defender deservedly being cautioned. Not a night to remember for Chelsea's £32m striker.

  34. SUBSTITUTION

    Sunderland 0-0 Chelsea

    It's Drogba time. Didier is sent on with 14 minutes remaining as Diego Costa is finally taken out of the firing line. Loic Remy also enters the action to a chorus of boos due to his Newcastle connections.

  35. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Andrew Priestley: Diego Costa is constantly on edge, never far away from controversy. But that's what makes him good. Think of Eric Cantona and Luis Suarez.

    Shuvam Sinha: Something tells me Sunderland might just nick this...

  36. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Chelsea

    Connor Wickham

    Another chance for Sunderland as Connor Wickham lets fly from the edge of the area. It's on target but Thibaut Courtois is equal to the effort. Now Chelsea power forward. This is a real ding dong game.

  37. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Chelsea

    Twenty minutes remaining. Is it Didier Drogba time? The Chelsea striker is warming up on the sidelines.

  38. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Chelsea

    BBC Radio Newcastle

    Former Sunderland defender Gary Bennett

    "Sunderland have a good shape. If Chelsea want to score they have got to work and work. Sunderland are not going to make it easy for them. We have seen some excellent blocks - mainly from Lee Cattermole."

  39. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Chelsea

    More frustration from Chelsea as Branislav Ivanovic thumps the grass in frustration after gifting Sunderland a free-kick deep inside the visitors' half. Not for the first time, the delivery is poor. Will the hosts come to regret their poor set-piece play?

  40. Post update

    Man Utd 3-0 Hull

    Former Tottenham striker Garth Crooks

    Final Score

    "When you look at his record, why would you write off Robin van Persie? Fortunately Louis van Gaal has not. You can say what you like about his recent form but Van Persie is always capable of that sort of quality. His team-mates will not have lost faith in him - you can see that from the way they celebrated all together."

  41. Manager reaction

    Man Utd 3-0 Hull

    Robin van Persie

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal on forward Robin van Persie ending his recent goalscoring drought: "Of course it is a confidence boost for him.

    "He scored three goals on the training ground so I had a good feeling for him. But a striker always needs a goal and I'm pleased he scored today."

  42. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Chelsea

    BBC Radio Newcastle

    Former Sunderland defender Gary Bennett

    "You just feel that Chelsea are going to make a substitution in the next five minutes as they are not getting it their own way."

  43. SUBSTITUTION

    Sunderland 0-0 Chelsea

    Gus Poyet is going for this. A worn out Steven Fletcher is replaced by USA striker Jozy Altidore, while Jack Rodwell makes well for Jordi Gomez in midfield.

  44. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Chelsea

    Double change coming up for Sunderland.

  45. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Chelsea

    Pantomime season has started early in Sunderland. The atmosphere is electric inside the Stadium of Light. Boos ring out each time Diego Costa touches the ball.

  46. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Chelsea

    BBC Radio Newcastle

    Former Sunderland defender Gary Bennett

    "That's an elbow! He has caught him with his trailing arm. It's only a yellow and he has been given the benefit of the doubt. Diego Costa is on the edge."

  47. YELLOW CARD

    Sunderland 0-0 Chelsea

    Diego Costa gets a yellow for his challenge on Wes Brown

    Referee Kevin Friend chooses to keep his red card in his pocket as he shows a yellow to the Spain international. Costa needs to calm down. Better still, Jose Mourinho needs to take him off or run the risk of seeing his star man sent off.

  48. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Chelsea

    Foul by Diego Costa on Wes Brown. Looks like he could be in trouble...

  49. Post update

    QPR 3-2 Leicester

    Former England midfielder Jermaine Jenas

    Final Score

    "QPR have been playing well but the problem has been putting points on the board. If it had been a draw today, the whole mindset of the team changes. But they have finally turned a good performance into a win, and that is huge.

    "Charlie Austin, he has now scored five in five and it is great to see. In training he loves scoring goals, he's never too involved in the build-up, but he's constantly practising his finishing, and so his scoring form is no surprise to me."

  50. Manager reaction

    QPR 3-2 Leicester

    Nigel Pearson

    Leicester manager Nigel Pearson: "There were lots of positive things and we created enough chances to win. That remains very frustrating for us. We conceded two poor goals before half-time and we looked dangerous throughout the game.

    "It was about making sure we kept threatening and we were unlucky not to get anything from the game. Today it didn't happen for us.

    "The players have done so many good things but it hasn't turned out the way we would have liked. We have to make sure our performances are right and we have to start getting results, that is the harsh reality of the Premier League."

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    James, Norfolk: Chelsea have more than enough quality to open this game up, but there's always the hope that Sunderland can pinch it with a bit of luck and a lot of hard graft.

    Matt, Suffolk: Chelsea have the strongest squad by a long way, Didier Drogba, Andre Schurrle (World Cup winner) and Petr Cech to name a few!

  52. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Chelsea

    BBC Radio Newcastle

    Former Sunderland defender Gary Bennett

    On Gary Cahill's effort on goal: "It was a good challenge by Sunderland defender John O'Shea so Gary Cahill did not a get a clean header on it and was under pressure."

  53. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Chelsea

    There's more grappling going on inside the Sunderland area than any wrestling match between Big Daddy and Giant Haystacks. In comes a Chelsea corner and John O'Shea has his hands all over Gary Cahill. But the Chelsea defender still manages to get in a header which flies into the hands of Costel Pantilimon.

  54. Get involved

    606 phone-in

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Over on BBC Radio 5 live, 606 is in full swing and Robbie Savage and Darren Fletcher are taking your calls. Dave, a West Ham fan, says: "I wanted Sam Allardyce gone, but he's turned it round my son!" Steve, a Leicester fan, says: "I want Nigel Pearson out and Tony Pulis in."

    Lines are open and you can have your say. Call 0500 909 693, text 85058 or @bbc606 on social media.

  55. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Chelsea

    Chelsea starting the second half as they did the first with patient build-up play outside the Sunderland box. But despite Oscar and Cesc Fabregas's best efforts, they cannot unlock the home defence. Something needs to change - and quickly.

  56. KICK-OFF

    Sunderland 0-0 Chelsea

    Jose Mourinho

    Back under way. Jose Mourinho doesn't look happy.

  57. Text us on 81111

    Paul, Hemel Hempstead: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho won't allow the wheels to come off. No team in the Premier League is in their class.

    Alan, Devon: Chelsea are very over-rated. The team that wins the league are the team that stays away from major injuries. So far they have had none - they will struggle if they have to dip into their squad.

  58. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Sunderland 0-0 Chelsea

    Shohidur Rahman: If Gaston Ramirez was sent off last week for Hull for kicking out why wasn't Diego Costa? And Costa's was worse.

    Yaz-sotv: Funny old game! Chelsea thrashed Schalke 5-0, yet today it seems like they might struggle to win. I love the Premier League!

    Footyographer: Sunderland's game plan appears to be working to perfection. Chelsea need to move a gear up and show the quality they possess.

  59. Post update

    Liverpool 1-0 Stoke City

    Former Tottenham striker Garth Crooks

    Final Score

    Liverpool v Stoke

    "The Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet had been taking an awful lot of stick, and manager Brendan Rodgers was under some pressure to drop him. Today, Mignolet made a save from Bojan that was a match-wining save.

    "Glen Johnson was as brave as a lion for the goal, and Raheem Sterling was outstanding. Sterling is the heir apparent, post-Steven Gerrard. In 18 months I can see him running the show at Liverpool - if they can keep him."

  60. Manager reaction

    Liverpool 1-0 Stoke City

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers: "Simon Mignolet, who has taken a lot of criticism, was absolutely incredible today. He didn't have a great deal to do but the three saves he had to make were very important.

    "The last seven minutes of injury time become a bit of a war and my group stood up to that and really showed their character."

  61. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Chelsea

    BBC Radio Newcastle

    Former Sunderland defender Gary Bennett

    Lee Cattermole

    "Well done Sunderland, an excellent 45 minutes. But can they do it for the full 90 minutes? They have put a lot of effort in, in terms of closing down and getting forward. Everybody is putting in a shift for Sunderland and Lee Cattermole was the man of the match in that first half. Hopefully the players have now got belief."

  62. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Chelsea

    Chelsea have enjoyed 66% of possession and have had 12 attempts on goal. But they haven't broken through and are in danger of being out-muscled by an impressive Sunderland side full of energy.

  63. HALF-TIME

    Sunderland 0-0 Chelsea

    Gus Poyet with the referee

    No goals, but one assistant banished to the stands and both sides have hit the woodwork. The tackles are flying. Will it finish 11 v 11? No chance at this rate.

  64. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Chelsea

    BBC Radio Newcastle

    Former Sunderland defender Gary Bennett

    On Diego Costa's tussle with John O'Shea: "Costa kicked out and it should be a sending off. No matter what happened, if it is a foul or not by O'Shea, if you kick out like that it's a red card. It was right in front of the linesman."

  65. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Chelsea

    John O' Shea and Diego Costa

    Tempers are threatening to boil over as half-time approaches. John O'Shea sends Diego Costa tumbling with a high challenge that goes unpunished. Costa decides to take matters into his own hands and reacts with a kick in O'Shea's direction which fails to connect.

  66. Post update

    Burnley 1-1 Aston Villa

    Former Tottenham striker Garth Crooks

    Final Score

    "Burnley are on 11 points now, and the other teams around them will be looking over their shoulders. Hull need to start taking things seriously, QPR really had to win today, and for me Aston Villa blew two points. But Burnley, if they can get Sam Vokes back, they will be beginning to think they have a real chance of survival."

  67. Manager reaction

    Burnley 1-1 Aston Villa

    Sean Dyche

    Burnley manager Sean Dyche: "Our framework, our energy and our desire was the most pleasing thing for us. 1-0 down in the Premier League is a hard task.

    "We are learning, we are developing and there were really good signs of that today. It was a really good reaction from the players. We stayed on the front foot, we kept working on our shape and believed the chances would come.

    "The game was pretty even, but on the quality of the chances we created, you wonder how we haven't won it in the end."

  68. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Chelsea

    Less than five minutes to the interval. So far so good for Sunderland who have been gritty and hard-working. Chelsea have not been allowed to settle.

  69. Manager reaction

    West Ham 1-0 Newcastle

    Moussa Sissoko

    Newcastle manager Alan Pardew on Moussa Sissoko's sending off: "He needs to learn - it was a minute of madness. He's usually such a controlled player. I thought we were pretty good right up until the goal. West Ham were aggressive and diligent. They had good moments, but nothing more than we had."

    On the injuries situation: "We've had blow after blow but we've rode them. We've put younger players in. Rob Elliot came in and another super performance. I'm a bit worried about full-back Daryl Janmaat [substituted with a hamstring injury] - we'll have a look at that again."

  70. Manager reaction

    QPR 3-2 Leicester

    Harry Redknapp

    QPR manager Harry Redknapp: "It was a great game. They scored the early goal and we came back at them strong. They were a threat with Jamie Vardy but we played as well as we have all season.

    "We showed a lot of character today and played really well in the first half. It was all hands to the pump late on in the second half but a great win for us.

    "We are scoring goals which is good but we defended well today when we had to. That win has put us right back into the pack but we have Swansea and Burnley coming up, every game is vital."

  71. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Chelsea

    BBC Radio Newcastle

    Former Sunderland defender Gary Bennett

    "You have to say it is a level game. Everybody expected Chelsea to come to the Stadium of Light and dominate the game. But when Sunderland have retained the ball they have caused them problems. But you have to keep it up for 90 minutes as you cannot switch off."

  72. HITS THE WOODWORK

    Sunderland 0-0 Chelsea

    How did that stay out? Sunderland so close to breaking the deadlock as Santiago Vergini gets behind the Chelsea defence to fire against the bar from 10 yards after Lee Cattermole's deflected cross. The alarm bells are ringing in the Chelsea dugout. Sunderland fans are roaring their team forward.

  73. Manager reaction

    Liverpool 1-0 Stoke City

    Mark Hughes

    Stoke manager Mark Hughes: "We are disappointed to lose the game at the end like that. On balance of play I don't think anyone really deserved to win. We certainly didn't feel we deserved to lose. For long periods in the game we were in the ascendancy.

    "We just got undone by a long ball into the box. Rickie Lambert has made it his own and a Liverpool player was the first to react.

    "I was really pleased with Bojan Krkic, who was the most accomplished player on the pitch today. The disappointment from our point of view is we can't keep a clean sheet at the moment and that is holding us back. We had a performance that merited something today, probably not the three points.

    "The game became more open in second half, maybe because we became encouraged that we could get something from the game."

  74. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Chelsea

    It's tetchy on the pitch and it's getting heated off it as well as referee Kevin Friend orders one of Gus Poyet's assistant Mauricio Taricco to the stand.

  75. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Chelsea

    The home fans are loving this. Connor Wickham glides past Branislav Ivanovic before delivering a fine cross which Chelsea keeper Thibaut Courtois flaps out. The noise levels increase. Sunderland are very much in this.

  76. Text us on 81111

    Sunderland 0-0 Chelsea

    Tom, London: Start of Chelsea v Sunderland strongly resembles an England v San Marino game. Only difference is Sunderland players are professionals, so there's no excuse for such an overly defensive approach.

    Sam, Stourbridge: Is that a burger Suso is holding (see 10 mins) in the Liverpool dressing room?!

  77. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Sunderland 0-0 Chelsea

    Alon Nachshen: Sunderland have already kept a clean sheet longer than Schalke.

  78. Manager reaction

    Burnley 1-1 Aston Villa

    Paul Lambert

    Aston Villa fans displayed banners calling for manager Paul Lambert to leave the club, but the Scot believes his side deserved to win comfortably at Turf Moor.

    "It's a game we dominated and I thought we should have won," he said. "We lost two points at the end but we could have lost three when Danny Ings hit the post late on.

    "Whenever you pick up points away from home it's good in this league, but I thought this is one we should have won."

    On the Burnley penalty which earned them a late point: "I haven't seen it properly yet, but when the ball travels that length in the air and you're away from home, any bit of contact can be a penalty."

  79. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Chelsea

    Love him or hate him, Lee Cattermole is not one to shirk a challenge. The Sunderland midfielder has already produced one or two meaty challenges to ruffle Chelsea's feathers. But how long before he gets a booking?

  80. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Chelsea

    BBC Radio Newcastle

    Former Sunderland defender Gary Bennett

    "You have got to say that Sunderland have done quite well. Chelsea have had just one or two long-range shots - especially the one from Willian that came back off the post. But [going forward] Sebastian Larsson has nothing to hit for Sunderland."

  81. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Chelsea

    Superb challenge by John O'Shea to deny Diego Costa a goal-scoring chance after king of assists Cesc Fabregas sliced open the home defence with a beautifully threaded ball. It's going to be a long night for the Black Cats defence.

  82. Player reaction on Twitter

    Injured Manchester United midfielder Daley Blind: 3-0, that's how it's done! And what a fantastic screamer Robin van Persie.

    Robin van Persie

    Crystal Palace winger Yannick Bolasie: Good point today against Swansea, could have been a smash and grab but on to the next. Great support.

    Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski: Great victory today, three points in the bag! Fantastic fan support! Thanks! On the way back to London now, have a great weekend everybody!

  83. Manager reaction

    Man Utd 3-0 Hull

    Steve Bruce

    Hull City manager Steve Bruce: "We found that very difficult from the first minute to the last. When you come here, you need to play to your best and we didn't get anywhere near that.

    "We've gifted them goals and we've been rightly punished. It was total domination. The one thing you need to do is play well to have a chance.

    "You could say Manchester United played well, and they did, but we contributed to that. We made awful mistakes all over the pitch. A really difficult afternoon for us."

  84. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Chelsea

    Pretty much all Chelsea in the opening 20 minutes with the visitors enjoying 70% possession. That's quite a lot.

  85. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Chelsea

    BBC Radio Newcastle

    Former Sunderland defender Gary Bennett

    Gus Poyet on the touchline

    "Chelsea counter attack and hit the post. But it came from a Sunderland free-kick and you just can't do that. You have a chance to test the opponent and he puts in a poor free-kick."

  86. HITS THE WOODWORK

    Sunderland 0-0 Chelsea

    Willian of Chelsea shoots and hits post

    So close for Chelsea as Willian lets fly from 18 yards with a fiercely struck low shot which rebounds off the post. A warning for Sunderland who moments earlier had spurned a good set-piece chance after Jack Rodwell was hauled down by Branislav Ivanovic.

  87. Post update

    Liverpool 1-0 Stoke City

    Former England midfielder Jermaine Jenas

    Final Score

    "Sometimes when you don't have a good first 45 minutes you struggle to turn it around, but the Liverpool team of the second half was totally different. They came out with energy, Steven Gerrard came off the bench as more of an attacker and he gave the crowd one hell of a lift, and Glen Johnson typified a top performance which they desperately needed."

  88. Manager reaction

    Liverpool 1-0 Stoke City

    Brendan Rodgers

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers: "I thought the players were absolutely incredible. The organisation was very strong and what they had to cope with they coped with very well. We created chances in the game and as it went on I thought the goal was coming. I thought we fully deserved it and to keep a clean sheet against a very good side was pleasing as well.

    "Glen Johnson shows great courage and bravery to stick his head in there for the goal. He's had a few stitches in his head but he has got his goal and a very important win for us. We encourage the full-backs at the right time to go forward and he got his reward.

    "They have got some quality players and you need that bit of luck. As I say, we deserved to win."

  89. Manager reaction

    Swansea 1-1 Crystal Palace

    Neil Warnock

    Crystal Palace boss Neil Warnock: "After a terrible start, as bad as I have seen us play in the first 15 minutes, we regrouped and I thought we always looked a threat. I thought there were opportunities to win the game.

    On Palace's penalty which Mile Jedinak converted for the equaliser: "I thought it was a penalty, Jonjo Shelvey stops Marouane Chamakh from getting the ball. They're a good group of lads, they work hard, we're limited but it's great the lads are doing what they're doing.

    "It's a great point and the fans were brilliant again. Points in the Premier League are so hard to gather and when you come to Swansea nothing is easy here."

  90. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Chelsea

    Bright start by the hosts. Don't think Chelsea are going to win this one 5-0.

  91. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Chelsea

    Manchester United, Tottenham and Everton have all been frustrated at the Stadium of Light. And Sunderland are getting stuck into the leaders. Chelsea carelessly concede possession inside their own half allowing Connor Wickham another chance at goal.

  92. Player reaction on Twitter

    Liverpool 1-0 Stoke City

    Jose Enrique

    Liverpool defender Jose Enrique, pictured with team-mate Suso: Great win today!

  93. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Chelsea

    Former Sunderland defender Gary Bennett

    BBC Radio Newcastle

    "It's alright standing off Chelsea but sometimes you have got to close the game. If you give them time and space they will hurt you."

  94. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Sunderland 0-0 Chelsea

    Sanj: This tweet will probably look silly in a few hours but I have some hope that Chelsea might drop points here.

    Paul Moore: Chelsea will slip up and we will start to see the wheels come off. They aren't as good as people think!

  95. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Chelsea

    Conner Wickham

    A moment of respite for the home defence as Connor Wickham has a goal-bound shot blocked but back come Chelsea. Santiago Vergini is taking no chances as he turns Willian's intended cross for Diego Costa behind for a corner.

  96. Manager reaction

    West Ham 1-0 Newcastle

    Alan Pardew

    Newcastle manager Alan Pardew: "I'm disappointed the six-game winning run has come to an end - at some point it had to.

    "It was a tight game - they had a major break on the goal. It probably decided the game. We tried to push the best we could."

  97. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Chelsea

    Patient build-up play from Jose Mourinho's side. Sunderland's players are struggling to get a touch of the ball. A huge roar erupts as the ball rolls out for a home throw.

  98. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Chelsea

    Diego Costa

    Chelsea are playing a 4-2-3-1 formation with Eden Hazard, Oscar and Willian just behind Diego Costa. That's Costa who has scored 11 goals in 10 league games.

  99. Post update

    Man Utd 3-0 Hull

    Former England midfielder Jermaine Jenas

    Final Score

    "Manchester United were the most comfortable I have seen them so far this season. Whether that was because Hull were poor, or as Robin van Persie said, United upped the tempo, I'm not sure. A lot of people had been writing off Van Persie, but he said himself he needed the goal. Hopefully he can go on and build on his form now."

  100. MANAGER REACTION

    Man Utd 3-0 Hull

    Angel Di Maria

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal on the injury which forced off Angel Di Maria after just 13 minutes: "He did not come off as a precaution - he is out of Tuesday's game against Stoke. It's too close.

    "But we will have to wait and see how bad it is. We will know more tomorrow."

    On Wayne Rooney, who limped off at the final whistle with an ankle knock: "He said to me he is fine to play against Stoke."

  101. KICK-OFF

    Sunderland 0-0 Chelsea

    Off we go. So much noise. These are the games the Stadium of Light was built for.

  102. Post update

    Sunderland v Chelsea (17:30 GMT)

    The Premier League leaders - and some say the champions - have emerged from the tunnel at the Stadium of Light. How Sunderland boss Gus Poyet, an FA Cup winner and Cup Winners' Cup winner with the Blues, would love to upset his former club.

  103. Post update

    Sunderland v Chelsea (17:30 GMT)

    Sunderland: Pantilimon, Vergini, Brown, O'Shea, Reveillere, Larsson, Cattermole, Johnson, Rodwell, Wickham, Fletcher. Subs: Bridcutt, Gomez, Altidore, Alvarez, Mannone, Coates, Buckley.

    Chelsea: Courtois, Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta, Matic, Fabregas, Willian, Oscar, Hazard, Costa. Subs: Cech, Luis, Zouma, Drogba, Mikel, Schurrle, Remy.

    Referee: Kevin Friend (Leicestershire)

  104. Manager reaction

    West Ham 1-0 Newcastle

    Sam Allardyce

    West Ham manager Sam Allardyce: "We have to say it was a fantastic finish from Aaron Cresswell. It was fortuitous he got in that position. He's a full-back and carried on his run into the box. It was always going to be a 1-0.

    "We get back on the winning trail going into December. Newcastle are an in-form side. It's massive win for us."

  105. Two reasons Sunderland have a chance

    Sunderland v Chelsea (17:30 GMT)

    Chelsea v Sunderland

    Reasons to be cheerful for Black Cats fans part one: 17 December 2013; Capital One Cup - Sunderland 2-1 Chelsea.

    Reasons to be cheerful for Black Cats fans part two: 19 April 2014; Premier League - Chelsea 1-2 Sunderland.

  106. Manager reaction

    Man Utd 3-0 Hull

    Louis van Gaal

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal: "It was the best match of our season. What pleased me most was the way we dominated the game from the first minute to the last minute.

    "We created many chances, we didn't give away many chances and we kept a clean sheet again."

  107. Post update

    Sunderland v Chelsea (17:30 GMT)

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Hull City winger Robert Snodgrass believes the current success of runaway leaders Chelsea is down to one man - Jose Mourinho. "You're only as good as your manager - it comes from him," he tells BBC Radio 5 live.

    "Look at Oscar, look how hard he works off the ball, that's one thing he doesn't get credit for. He came to the Premier League with a reputation as a creative Brazilian but Mourinho has nurtured him, and the other attacking players, into working so hard off the ball.

    "I believe that was why Mourinho had problems at Real Madrid and why they conceded so many goals - the players thought they were bigger than him. He's the main man, he makes the decisions and you can fully see that by the way the players are working so hard."

  108. Post update

    Sunderland v Chelsea (17:30 GMT)

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho

    Is there any hope for Sunderland? Well, the stats suggest that Gus Poyet's Black Cats are facing the Premier League leaders at a good time.

    While Jose Mourinho's unbeaten side are fresh from a 5-0 hammering of Schalke, they are prone to dropping points immediately after playing in the Champions League. They were held at Manchester City after playing Schalke the first time at Stamford Bridge in September. And they had to settle for a point at Manchester United after playing Maribor last month.

    Wearside could yet be hosting the mother of all parties later.

  109. MANAGER REACTION

    Swansea 1-1 Crystal Palace

    Garry Monk

    Swansea boss Garry Monk: "Apart from 10 minutes in the first half we controlled the whole game. We had our chances but couldn't get the second goal and it became difficult.

    "We were the better team by far but you have to put the ball in the net. It was difficult when they were basically camped out on their 18 yard box, but credit to them they defended well."

    On the penalty from which Palace levelled: "The referee signalled it was a taking away of the legs but it seemed inconclusive to me."

  110. Team news

    Sunderland v Chelsea (17:30 GMT)

    A reminder of the team news from the the Stadium of Light. Sunderland boss Gus Poyet makes one change to the side which drew at Leicester last time out, bringing in Jack Rodwell for Jordi Gomez. Ricky Alvarez is on the bench after recovering from the knee injury which has kept him out since September.

    Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho keeps the same side which hammered Schalke 5-0 in the Champions League, a performance described by the Blues manager as "perfect". It means Diego Costa starts for the third time in a week.

  111. Post update

    606 phone-in

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Lines are open for 606 - Robbie Savage and Darren Fletcher are standing by to take your calls.

    Steven Gerrard started on the bench for Liverpool as they left it late to beat Stoke 1-0 - but what about those other names on the bench? Only Rickie Lambert, of the new signings, started - Liverpool fans, was it the right decision from Brendan Rodgers? Elsewhere, wins for Manchester United and Arsenal as well - is it normal service resumed in the Premier League?

    Joe Cole is back in the goals, but Danny Ings equalises - to give Burnley a share of the points - Aston Villa fans, does it look like the performance is coming? Burnley fans, can you do the impossible?

    West Ham win again - to keep them fifth in the table, plenty of goals at QPR against Leicester - we want to hear what their fans made of the performance.

    Plus Leeds beat Championship leaders Derby and Wolves have conceded 12 goals in their last three games, what's happening Wolves fans?

    Anything you want to talk about, Darren and Robbie are on 5live from 6:06pm.

    Call 0500 909 693, text 85058 or @bbc606 on Social Media.

  112. Post update

    Sunderland v Chelsea (17:30 GMT)

    Steve Bower

    BBC Match of the Day commentator at the Stadium of Light

    "This fixture is the first of eight Premier League matches in 34 days for Chelsea, including two against Tottenham, a London derby with West Ham and a trip to Southampton. If Chelsea are still unbeaten by January then the signs really will be ominous.

    "Since Gus Poyet took charge of Sunderland, the Black Cats have earned a reputation for upsetting the big boys but if they can pull this one off it would be the biggest scalp of all."

  113. PLAYER REACTION

    Man Utd 3-0 Hull

    Chris Smalling

    Manchester United goalscorer Chris Smalling: "The manager has said it was our best game of the season and I think it was. It was a complete performance.

    "We have played well for 45 or 60-minute spells but today we did it for the full 90 minutes."

  114. PLAYER REACTION

    QPR 3-2 Leicester

    Leicester's Jeffrey Schlupp: "The boys dug in and we feel hard done by. We have to convert our chances and if you don't do that, you don't win. We will pick ourselves up for midweek.

    "We have to take the positives out of the game into the next match. We have some games where we haven't created enough and lost."

  115. Player reaction on Twitter

    West Brom 0-1 Arsenal

    Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny

    Arsenal centre-back Per Mertesacker: Good to have you back with us Lolo! And big thanks to the fans for a strong away support.

    Arsenal's injured midfielder Jack Wilshere: Great three points today for us! Decent header from Welbz! Buzzing for my boy Benik scoring three more goals today, kid's on flames!

    Arsenal's Benike Afoboe, on loan at MK Dons, scored a hat-trick in the 6-0 home win against Colchester today.

  116. Unstoppable Chelsea?

    Sunderland v Chelsea (17:30 GMT)

    It's a question that has been asked a thousand times already this season, but it's worth posing again: Can anyone stop Jose Mourinho's Chelsea juggernaut?

    Unbeaten in 19 league and cup games this season, Mourinho's side can extend their lead at the top of the Premier League to nine points if they defeat Sunderland. NINE POINTS!

    But if anyone can send Chelsea crashing to defeat then it's the Black Cats. After all they were the last team to beat Mourinho's side on the top-flight stage back in April. Kick-off at the Stadium of Light is a little over 20 minutes away.

  117. Text us on 81111

    James, Oxford: No doubt the Liverpool fans will now believe that this will be their season.

    Steve: Sounds like the usual kind of reverential, too in awe performance from teams at Old Trafford managed by ex-United players.

    Darren, London: I was one of those Liverpool fans who believed when Luis Suarez left us we would regroup as a team and move forward. How silly do I feel now!

  118. PLAYER REACTION

    West Ham 1-0 Newcastle

    Mark Noble

    West Ham midfielder Mark Noble: "Newcastle came here as the form side in the league and we knew it would be a 1-0 game - thankfully it went to us.

    On Hammers goalscorer Aaron Cresswell: "It is not an easy league to come into and we could see the quality he had as soon as he arrived from Ipswich in pre-season. He has been fantastic this season. We did some shooting in training yesterday and we were saying he should score a few more goals and he's popped up with one today."

    On the Hammers' great start: "We have exceeded our pre-season expectations but we can't get complacent. We had not won in three and that's why today was so important."

  119. Drama rama

    Sunderland v Chelsea (17:30 GMT)

    Late drama everywhere. What will Sunderland versus leaders Chelsea conjure up? Kick-off at the Stadium of Light is 25 minutes away.

  120. Player reaction

    QPR 3-2 Leicester

    QPR forward Charlie Austin: "It was a tough game. We don't make it easy for ourselves. We showed great character to lead at half-time. We showed team spirit and togetherness to get the winner.

    "This showed QPR's story of the season, but we can grind out to get the win too. We used the fans to our advantage. We want to make this a fortress and pick up as many points away from home as possible."

    QPR climb off the bottom of the table and are now up to 18th with this win.

  121. Player reaction

    Liverpool 1-0 Stoke City

    Liverpool defender Glen Johnson on his winning goal: "To be fair, I thought it [Rickie Lambert's header] would hit the crossbar and I set off early. We fought hard from the beginning. We haven't had that many great results and it's nice to work hard and win. We deserved today. Now we need to push on and build some momentum."

  122. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Alistair Lowe: Much maligned, massively criticised (rightly so at times) but that was brave by Glen Johnson and potentially a huge goal for Liverpool.

    Sanj: Just seen Glen Johnson's goal. Fair play. Most would not have even tried to get their head on that.

    Shuvam Sinha: If Manchester United hadn't thrown away points against teams like Leicester, Burnley and Sunderland, they'd be serious title contenders.

  123. Post update

    Liverpool 1-0 Stoke City

    Stoke City had more shots on target and enjoyed more possession than their opponents at Anfield. But Liverpool have the three points that ends their three-match losing Premier League run.

  124. PLAYER REACTION

    Man Utd 3-0 Hull

    Manchester United goalscorer Robin van Persie, who scored his first Premier League goal in four games: "I was glad to score - I needed that goal to be honest.

    "We played really well, you could see that in way we passed the ball. Every week it gets quicker and better. Today it could have been 4-0 or 5-0."

  125. Final scores

  126. FULL-TIME

    Liverpool 1-0 Stoke City

    Brendan Rodgers
  127. FULL-TIME

    QPR 3-2 Leicester

  128. Post update

    Man Utd 3-0 Hull

    Contrasting emotions from the two managers. Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal waves to the home crowd as he walks towards the tunnel. Hull counterpart Steve Bruce looks like he going to launch a teacup at the dressing room wall.

  129. Post update

    Liverpool 1-0 Stoke City

    The corner comes to nothing. The Kop is urging the referee to blow his whistle. One minute of stoppage time remaining.

  130. Post update

    Liverpool 1-0 Stoke City

    Stoke have struck the post and had a shot cleared off the line. Can they find the net in the remaining two minutes of stoppage time? Another corner for the visitors. Keeper Asmir Begovic comes forward.

  131. FULL-TIME

    Man Utd 3-0 Hull

    Simon Brotherton

    Match of the Day commentator

    "Many things for Louis van Gaal to be satisfied with. Robin van Persie with the pick of the goals, he made it 3-0 with an absolutely superb strike. Hull were never in it."

  132. Post update

    Liverpool 1-0 Stoke City

    The corner falls to Ryan Shawcross but the Stoke defender can't keep his header on target.

  133. FULL-TIME

    Swansea 1-1 Crystal Palace

    Martin Fisher

    Match of the Day commentator

    "Once Palace got back into the match through the penalty, their strong defensive work, allied to their speed on the counter, always gave them a chance of getting something in South Wales."

  134. FULL-TIME

    West Ham 1-0 Newcastle

  135. Post update

    Liverpool 1-0 Stoke City

    Another corner to Stoke. Four minutes of added time left.

  136. Post update

    Man Utd 3-0 Hull

    Radamel Falcao needs a goal as badly as Robin van Persie did. The Dutchman netted earlier, but his replacement can't make the Hull net bulge. Tigers defender Michael Dawson blocks on the goal line.

  137. CLOSE!

    Liverpool 1-0 Stoke City

    Brilliant save by Liverpool keeper Simon Mignolet to keep out Bojan's fierce drive. This game is far from over.

  138. Post update

    Liverpool 1-0 Stoke City

    Former Tottenham striker Garth Crooks

    Final Score

    "These Liverpool players are squarely behind Brendan Rodgers. Steven Gerrard has come on, that has helped the momentum, Raheem Sterling has been outstanding, Glen Johnson put his head on the line, and it looks like they have got that elusive goal. By goodness they have worked hard to earn it."

  139. INJURY TIME

    Swansea 1-1 Crystal Palace

    No sign of a winner at the Liberty Stadium. Four minutes of added time to change that. Is there a hero out there?

  140. HITS THE WOODWORK

    Burnley 1-1 Aston Villa

    Danny Ings

    Danny Ings finds the space in the box and clips the ball onto the post with the outside of his foot. It is Burnley who have the momentum right at the end at Turf Moor.

  141. Post update

    Liverpool 1-0 Stoke City

    Seven minutes of added time at Anfield. Can Liverpool hold on?

  142. Post update

    Liverpool 1-0 Stoke City

    Former England midfielder Jermaine Jenas

    Final Score

    "That goal typifies how much the Liverpool players are behind Brendan Rodgers. Rickie Lambert's header hits the bar, and Glen Johnson threw his whole body on the line for the goal. Liverpool have been magnificent in the second half and they thoroughly deserve the lead."

  143. Post update

    Man Utd 3-0 Hull

    Former Manchester United defender Phil Neville

    BBC Radio 5 live at Old Trafford

    "In this game, I can't think of a Hull player that has put in a tackle or put a bit of pressure on when a United player is on the ball. They have allowed United to play around them.

    "I have been really disappointed with them and I'm sure Steve Bruce is as well."

  144. INJURY TIME

    West Ham 1-0 Newcastle

    Here's a save for the Match of the Day cameras. Newcastle United keeper Rob Elliot acrobatically tips away Mauro Zarate's rising drive as West Ham press for the killer second. Time running out for the visitors - heading into stoppage time.

  145. Post update

    Man Utd 3-0 Hull

    Little less than five minutes remaining at Old Trafford. Manchester United are cruising, Hull City are blowing.

  146. GOAL

    Burnley 1-1 Aston Villa - Danny Ings pen (87 mins)

    Danny Ings scores

    Burnley striker Danny Ings makes no mistake from the spot, and places his penalty high into the roof of the net for his fourth goal of the season. This is 1-1, and Villa look like they could be denied a vital first win in nine.

  147. GOAL

    Liverpool 1-0 Stoke City - Glen Johnson (85 mins)

    Glen Johnson scores

    Anfield erupts as Glen Johnson nods Liverpool ahead after Rickie Lambert's initial header came back off the Stoke bar in front of The Kop. Johnson is hurt while scoring but is able to resume after treatment. He gets a huge ovation from relieved Reds fans. Can Stoke respond?

  148. PENALTY TO BURNLEY

    Burnley 0-1 Aston Villa

    As Lukas Jutkiewicz looks to turn and go through on goal he is hauled down by Jores Okore just on the edge of the penalty area. Referee Graham Scott says penalty to the home side.

  149. Post update

    Liverpool 0-0 Stoke City

    It's just not Liverpool's day. Raheem Sterling's goal-bound effort is blocked on the line. Heroic defending by Stoke.

  150. Post update

    Burnley 0-1 Aston Villa

    Aston Villa are closing in on their first Premier League win in nine games. But there's a few nerves in the away end at Turf Moor. Burnley substitute Lukas Jutkiewicz almost scores with his first touch. He gets on the end of a dangerous ball into the box but his glancing shot flashes wide of the far post.

  151. TEN TO GO

    Swansea 1-1 Crystal Palace

    Is anyone going to be a hero at the Liberty tonight? If so then they have got 10 minutes to nick a winner. Home midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson goes close(ish) as he drags a left-foot shot wide.

  152. Post update

    Liverpool 0-0 Stoke City

    Phil McNulty

    BBC Sport chief football writer at Anfield

    "Steven Gerrard has been Liverpool's match-winner on countless occasions in the last 16 years - and the reception he received from The Kop suggests they are banking on him filling that role once more again today."

    Into the last 10 minutes at Liverpool. Are the Reds going to beat the clock and score?

  153. Team news

    Sunderland v Chelsea (17:30 GMT)

    Diego Costa

    Sunderland boss Gus Poyet makes one change to the side which drew at Leicester last time out, bringing in Jack Rodwell for Jordi Gomez. Ricky Alvarez is on the bench after recovering from the knee injury which has kept him out since September.

    Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho keeps the same side which hammered Schalke 5-0 in the Champions League, a performance described by the Blues manager as "perfect". It means Diego Costa starts for the third time in a week.

    Sunderland XI: Pantilimon, Vergini, Reveillere, Brown, O'Shea (c), Larsson, Johnson, Cattermole, Rodwell, Wickham, Fletcher.

    Chelsea XI: Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry (c), Azpilicueta; Matic, Fabregas; Willian, Oscar, Hazard; Diego Costa

  154. Post update

    Man Utd 3-0 Hull

    Chris Bevan

    BBC Sport at Old Trafford

    Radamel Falcao

    "Considering his starting place was supposedly under threat, Robin van Persie's worst nightmare before kick-off was probably getting hooked and replaced by Radamel Falcao.

    "That is exactly what has just happened but it has turned into a dream scenario for the Dutchman - Van Persie jogged off wearing a huge smile, to a standing ovation from a crowd chanting his name, minutes after he scored his first Manchester United goal for more than a month with a spectacular strike.

    "Over to you Radamel. Time for the Colombian to show what he can do..."

  155. Post update

    QPR 3-2 Leicester

    Former England midfielder Jermaine Jenas

    Final Score

    "Charlie Austin is one of those old school strikers, and he sniffed out where the ball was going to land at that exact moment (see 16:30). He sticks his head on it, in the right place at the right time. QPR need this win today."

  156. SUBSTITUTION

    Liverpool 0-0 Stoke City

    Steven Gerrard

    A huge roar goes up at Anfield. No. Liverpool haven't scored but captain Steven Gerrard is on for Lucas. The stage is set. Can Gerrard deliver 16 years to the day he made his senior Reds debut?

  157. RED CARD FOR NEWCASTLE

    West Ham 1-0 Newcastle - Moussa Sissoko

    If Newcastle are going to win their seventh straight game then they'll have to do it with 10 men.

    Stand-in skipper Moussa Sissoko is the man who sees red after picking up two stupid bookings in the space of 46 seconds.

    Yellow card #1: He kicks the ball away in frustration. Yellow card #2: He goes in late on Andy Carroll and leaves his studs in the tackle.

    Mike Dean sends off Sissoko

    Two yellow cards = red.

  158. Post update

    Swansea 1-1 Crystal Palace

    Gylfi Sigurdsson's volley from the edge of the box is kept out by Julian Speroni and Palace scramble clear. Still anybody's game at the Liberty Stadium.

    But it won't be Palace's game if the visitors all shoot like Yannick Bolasie. The winger's speculative 25-yard effort goes out of play.... for a throw-in.

  159. Latest scores

  160. GOAL

    QPR 3-2 Leicester - Charlie Austin (73 mins)

    Charlie Austin

    What a game at Loftus Road! QPR regain the lead with a scrappy goal as Charlie Austin heads home from point-blank range following a scramble in the Foxes area. Brilliant entertainment.

  161. HITS THE WOODWORK

    Liverpool 0-0 Stoke City

    Raheem Stirling

    Liverpool are piling on the pressure. Some neat interplay ends with Raheem Sterling pulling the ball back for Joe Allen but his first-time shot grazes the crossbar as it goes over. Time running out at Anfield.

  162. Post update

    Man Utd 3-0 Hull

    And that is virtually Robin van Persie's last kick of the afternoon. He runs off to a standing ovation from the adoring Old Trafford crowd to be replaced by Radamel Falcao - who could do with getting on the scoresheet himself.

    Van Persie's reward for the goal? First dibs on the team bath.

  163. Post update

    Man Utd 3-0 Hull

    Former Manchester United defender Phil Neville

    BBC Radio 5 live at Old Trafford

    "A brilliant strike from Robin van Persie. He needed that goal today as he has been short of confidence in the last three weeks. I thought he was going to be tackled by James Chester, but he turned and put his laces through it."

  164. GOAL

    QPR 2-2 Leicester - Jeffrey Schlupp (67 mins)

    Jeffrey Schlupp

    You won't see a better goal today. Leicester, without a goal in more than 500 minutes before this game, now have two after Jeffrey Schlupp finds the net with a beautifully executed low finish from 25 yards. Game on.

  165. GOAL

    Man Utd 3-0 Hull - Robin van Persie (66 mins)

    Robin van Persie

    Game. Set. Match.

    And it is vintage stuff from Robin van Persie. The deadly Dutchman rediscovers his scoring touch by blasting in Ander Herrera's pass from the edge of the Hull penalty area.

    That's only his second Premier League goal in seven matches and will cement his team's place in the top four.

  166. Post update

    Man Utd 2-0 Hull

    Former Manchester United defender Phil Neville

    BBC Radio 5 live at Old Trafford

    On Nikica Jelavic heading over the bar for Hull: "It was good from Jelavic. He attacked the ball really well ahead of Chris Smalling. Hull committed eight men in the box there from that free-kick. Jelavic runs his socks off up front. But he thrives off service, off balls into the box, and he just has not had that in this game."

  167. Post update

    Man Utd 2-0 Hull

    Rare threat from Hull as they toil for a foothold back in the game. Croatia striker Nikica Jelavic heads over the Manchester United bar.

  168. Post update

    Liverpool 0-0 Stoke City

    Phil McNulty

    BBC Sport chief football writer at Anfield

    Bojan

    "Much livelier here at Anfield in the opening stages of the second half - although things could not actually have deteriorated after the first 45 minutes. Liverpool pressing with urgency and Stoke almost scoring on the break through Mame Biram Diouf, while Bojan Krkic also went close. We have a game at last."

  169. CLOSE!

    Liverpool 0-0 Stoke City

    Lucas is unmarked inside the Stoke area with only Asmir Begovic. Surely this is Liverpool's moment? But the Brazilian can only fire straight at the Potters keeper. How long is Steven Gerrard going to remain on the bench?

  170. Football League latest

    Championship latest

    Leeds United double their lead against Championship leaders Derby as Mirko Antenucci nets his second of the game for 2-0.

    Derby's slip could see Bournemouth move top as they still lead Millwall 2-0, while Darren Bent has notched a debut goal for Brighton who are level 1-1 with Fulham.

    Alan Judge

    A Jake Cooper brace has put Reading 2-1 up at Norwich and Brentford could record a fifth win on the spin if they hold on to their 1-0 lead over Wolves.

  171. #putoutyourbats

    At football grounds around the country, players, fans and clubs have been paying tribute to Australia Test batsman Phillip Hughes, who died on Thursday - two days after being struck on the neck during a domestic match in Australia.

    Adam Federici

    Reading FC on Twitter: Our Australian goalkeeper Adam Federici lays a bat in his goal for the late Phil Hughes. #putoutyourbats.