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  1. Post update

    That's us done for another Saturday. Thanks for your comments, tweets, texts and thoughts this afternoon - see you tomorrow for the small matter of Manchester United v Liverpool...

  2. Post update

    Arsenal 4-1 Newcastle

    Borussia Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp is a man who has been linked with replacing Arsene Wenger in the future but his side are having a terrible time of it in the Bundesliga.

    Dortmund dropped back into the relegation play-off place after losing to fellow strugglers Hertha Berlin.

    Klopp said: "We hear week after week that we are a great team, but this 'awesome' team also has awesome problems."

  3. Post update

    Arsenal 4-1 Newcastle

    Arsene Wenger confirms that defender Laurent Koscielny and midfielder Aaron Ramsey will both be missing for at least a couple more weeks. Will Wenger strengthen his squad in January?

  4. Premier League reaction on Twitter

    Arsenal 4-1 Newcastle

    Santi Cazorla scores a penalty

    Injured Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil: "Good job Gunners! Great performance and a cheeky penalty by Santi."

  5. Manager reaction

    Arsenal 4-1 Newcastle

    Alan Pardew watches on

    Newcastle boss Alan Pardew: "You know with Arsenal there's going to be a chance but it wasn't to be. We didn't play well today and they played well. I don't think many teams would have coped with them. We were sloppy with our passing, but we've been on a fantastic run and this was always going to be a tough game and it didn't work out for us.

    "The front three for Arsenal were rested midweek and I think that showed. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was outstanding and he caused us a lot of problems. We play a lot better than that usually. We missed Sissoko and I must look at myself in terms of selection of the team. We need to cope without him because he's not going to play every week. We tried to be ambitious and if that's a fault we have to accept that."

  6. Manager reaction

    Arsenal 4-1 Newcastle

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger: "We had the dynamic that we wanted to have. Scoring early helped because we knew Newcastle had slow starts as well but are very strong in the second half. I think the crowd was behind the team, at some stage a little bit edgy, but overall I think we controlled quite well the game. We're a bit depleted at the back and we responded very well. Olivier Giroud is just coming back from injury and is still not maybe 100% but he can still score goals and is a physical presence."

    On signing a centre half in January: "Well yes, with Laurent Koscielny's injury we're a bit cautious and we need cover."

    On difficult week: "Look, we won 4-1 at Galatasaray and won 4-1 tonight and we lost, unfortunately, at Stoke and we feel guilty for that. But 99.9% it is people with full respect even when they're not happy. I can take the 0.1% of criticism. Yes, of course, I'm thankful for the fans singing my name at the end of the match, but what you want is for our fans to be happy because we win football games. Our job is to win football games and when we don't do it I understand when they're not happy."

  7. Post update

    Match of the Day

    The usual service this evening as we round up all the day's goals, incidents and various talking points across the top flight on Match of the Day. Dan Walker's in the presenter's chair, and he's joined by pundits Danny Murphy and Robbie Savage. It's on BBC One, 22:30-23:55.

    More Match of the Day on Sunday morning, by the way, with Match of the Day at 50 on BBC Two from 06:30-07:35, then a repeat of tonight's broadcast at 07:35-09:00 on BBC One.

    Back to tonight, and if the lower leagues are your thing then The Football League Show kicks into action from 23:55-01:15, again on BBC One.

  8. Get involved

    606 phone-in

    BBC Radio 5 live

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

    David, a Chelsea fan, says: "Frank Lampard is a credit to humanity."

    Steve, a Bournemouth fan, says: "Going to stick my neck out and say that Eddie Howe is the best manager in the country."

    Lines are open and you can have your say. Call 0500 909 693, text 85058, or we're @BBC606 on social media.

  9. Post update

    Arsenal 4-1 Newcastle

    Newcastle boss Alan Pardew says his side didn't play well today, calling them sloppy and bad in the tackle.

  10. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Paul Emeka Kalu: Four goals for Arsenal and none for Alexis Sanchez. Who would have thought that?

    Just the two assists. Join the conversation using #bbcfootball on Twitter, send a text to 81111 (UK only), or post a comment on the BBC Sport Facebook or Google+ page.

  11. Birthday boys

    Arsenal 4-1 Newcastle

    Santi Cazorla

    Santi Cazorla became the fourth different Arsenal player to score on his birthday in the Premier League after Yossi Benayoun, Robert Pires and Paul Merson.

    If I had to celebrate one of those birthday nights out, it would be Merse every time...

  12. Post update

    Arsenal 4-1 Newcastle

    Arsene Wenger has a smile back on his face as he praises his 'dynamic' side. Full quotes to follow.

  13. Player reaction

    Arsenal 4-1 Newcastle

    Olivier Giroud at full time

    Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud on manager Arsene Wenger: "I didn't want to talk a lot about this situation, it's always the same when you're losing a game, it's always like that and the first man in front of the criticism is the boss.

    "It's part of our job but we are one pack and we will be always together, so keep the faith, keep working hard and I think there's nothing about a change of boss because he's the man of the situation. It's nice to hear the fans supporting the boss and obviously it's a fantastic night for us and we're pleased and now we have one week rest and we need to prepare well for the next big game at Anfield."

  14. Post update

    Arsenal 4-1 Newcastle

    Olivier Giroud says Arsene Wenger 'is still the man.' One win over Newcastle won't change anything for his critics but Wenger has had a good week since departing from Stoke-on-Trent.

  15. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Jonny Uppingham: Great result for Arsenal. Very impressed with Bellerin/Debuchy today. We chased every ball and Sanchez was wonderful as usual.

    Belete Eshetea: The OX man of the match for me!

    Evan Pritchard: So, when players exchange shirts at the end of the match, what do they do with them?

    Evan asks the most challenging question of the day... would you really want a room filled with other men's smelly shirts? Join the conversation using #bbcfootball on Twitter, send a text to 81111 (UK only), or post a comment on the BBC Sport Facebook or Google+ page.

  16. Post update

    Arsenal 4-1 Newcastle

    Former Newcastle defender John Anderson

    BBC Radio Newcastle at the Emirates Stadium

    "It's a difficult place for Newcastle to come, there is no doubt about that. Arsenal were the better side throughout the game, and Newcastle didn't create a great deal. Once Arsenal went 3-0 up the confidence soared. You felt after Newcastle scored one back, if they got another one quickly the game could change, but this has been a tough evening for them. They had a go, but the Arsenal goalkeeper wasn't really tested."

  17. Fight for fourth

    Table

    Arsenal move level on points with Southampton then, and are just two points behind Manchester United in third. Who will take a top-four spot this season? It looks wide open.

  18. FULL-TIME

    Arsenal 4-1 Newcastle

  19. Post update

    Arsenal 4-1 Newcastle

    Lukas Podolski drills a shot wide from 25 yards as the tricks come out of the box for Arsenal now. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is replaced by Ainsley Mailand-Niles for his Premier League debut. He's just 17 years old - named after chef Ainsley Harriott?

  20. Post update

    Arsenal 4-1 Newcastle

    Former Newcastle defender John Anderson

    BBC Radio Newcastle at the Emirates Stadium

    Santi Cazorla scores a penalty

    "What a good penalty. Although I'm not too sure Santi Cazorla would have done it at 0-0. But in the last minute, when you are already 3-1 up... he put backspin on it as well. Not too sure I would have had the bottle to do that."

  21. GOAL

    Arsenal 4-1 Newcastle - Santi Cazorla (Pen 88mins)

    Santi Cazorla celebrates

    Santi Cazorla marks his 30th birthday with his second goal of the night, a very calmly taken Panenka of a penalty. Chipped right down the middle, flighted home nicely. Four flatters Arsenal but a good win for the Gunners.

  22. PENALTY to Arsenal

    Arsenal 3-1 Newcastle

    Danny Welbeck gets behind Paul Dummett, the full-back leans on the striker, their knees collide and down he goes. Penalty.

  23. SUBSTITUTION

    Arsenal 3-1 Newcastle

    Francis Coquelin - back from a loan spell with Charlton - replaces the outstanding Alexis Sanchez.

  24. Post update

    Arsenal 3-1 Newcastle

    "There's only one Arsene Wenger" rings around the Emirates Stadium. The fans who booed him at Stoke train station don't appear to be the majority. Not this afternoon anyway.

  25. Post update

    Arsenal 3-1 Newcastle

    Into the final 10 minutes. Looks like there could be at least one more goal in this one.

  26. YELLOW CARD

    Arsenal 3-1 Newcastle

    Newcastle now having another good spell as they pump two crosses deep into the Arsenal box. That's what Per Mertesacker is for - he heads them away all night. Daryl Janmaat gets booked for kicking the ball away and will miss the League Cup tie in midweek.

    Daryl Janmaat is booked
  27. Post update

    Playing on tarmac! A great call. With a tennis ball as well.

  28. Text us on 81111

    Dan in Hitchin: Mourinho said last season, "I hate diving. My players know they will be in big trouble with me if they dive. It's very bad. The search of a red card to another player for me is a disgrace." I haven't heard such empty rhetoric other than Arsene Wenger saying he didn't see any of the incidents involving his players being sent off.

    Simon in York: Football should be played on tarmac in my opinion. Then you'd applaud players for diving as they're literally putting their body on the line for the team.

    Tom: One thing for me which is worse than diving, is waving the imaginary card at the ref! And for all of his talent, Alexis Sanchez is a culprit of that far to often!

    Join the conversation using #bbcfootball on Twitter, send a text to 81111 (UK only), or post a comment on the BBC Sport Facebook or Google+ page.

  29. Post update

    Arsenal 3-1 Newcastle

    Arsenal have a two-on-one break, they should score but Danny Welbeck's run is poor and he coughs up possession after Alexis Sanchez had played him in. They made the same run there really, Sanchez needed Welbeck to pull wider and force last man Fabricio Coloccini into a tough decision.

  30. Flashback

    Cheick Tiote

    Plenty of you are reminiscing about that classic 4-4 draw between these two sides back in February 2011. We all remember Cheick Tiote's last-minute equaliser, but who else scored in that game?

    Well, Arsenal went 4-0 up in the first 26 minutes through Theo Walcott, Johan Djourou and Robin van Persie (2). However, Newcastle came roaring back for a point courtesy of two Joey Barton penalties, a Leon Best strike and that long-range blaster from Tiote.

    In the final 10 minutes, Newcastle's attack was spearheaded by Nile Ranger. Trying to keep Ranger quiet was Sebastien Squillaci.

  31. Post update

    Arsenal 3-1 Newcastle

    Into the last 20 minutes. Arsenal still committing plenty of bodies forward. No sign of a shut-up shop approach yet. One more Newcastle goal would make life interesting...

  32. Text us on 81111

    Alistair in Bury: They have a "dubious goals panel". Why not have a "Diving Panel" if adjudged to have dived the player concerned receives a retrospective one game ban, that would soon stop it.

    Greg in Hull: Fouls, handballs & diving. All not allowed, but why is diving the only thing people cry about as 'cheating'?

  33. SUBSTITUTION

    Arsenal 3-1 Newcastle

    Olivier Giroud will not bag a hat-trick, he's being replaced with 20 minutes to go. On comes Lukas Podolski - to a huge cheer. The German remains popular in the stands, if not in the dugout.

  34. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    David Penn: Newcastle need to keep their discipline now. With our current injury list we cannot afford any more suspensions

    Hashim: Arsenal implosion forthcoming. Gunners, take cover.

    Paul Harris: As usual Arsenal do the hard work then go to sleep - that's by far our biggest problem and has been for some time.

    Ayoze Perez's goal (18:48 BST) has certainly worried some of the Arsenal fans. Does this match have 4-4 written all over it? Let us know using #bbcfootball on Twitter, send a text to 81111 (UK only), or post a comment on the BBC Sport Facebook or Google+ page.

  35. CLOSE!

    Arsenal 3-1 Newcastle

    Slapstick stuff at the back from Newcastle as Fabricio Coloccini tries to play a one-two on his own deadball line. He's dispossessed by Danny Welbeck, he tees up Santi Cazorla for a blocked shot, someone else has a swing and it ends up at the feet of Kieran Gibbs. He cracks in a volley which flies into the side-netting. Coloccini has to get rid there. Put it away!

  36. Post update

    Arsenal 3-1 Newcastle

    Great run into the box from Hector Bellerin again, he beats two men before his low cross is carved away at the near post. I'm not sure Bellerin is a right-back at heart but he has shown enough today to suggest that he could be a good player somewhere down the line.

  37. Post update

    Arsenal 3-1 Newcastle

    Mathieu Flamini once scored a screamer against Newcastle - possibly Kevin Keegan's first game back? - and he has another go from outrageous distance. This time he finds Row L.

  38. Post update

    Arsenal 3-1 Newcastle

    Former Newcastle defender John Anderson

    BBC Radio Newcastle at the Emirates Stadium

    "Ayoze Perez flicked a good header on the ball, but he didn't even celebrate - and you wonder why because there is still long enough for Newcastle to get back into it."

  39. GOAL

    Arsenal 3-1 Newcastle - Ayoze Perez (63 mins)

    Where is the marking? Woeful defending from Arsenal as Ayoze Perez is left all alone to meet Jack Colback's free-kick and flick a header into the corner. He had plenty to do but stuck it away very smartly indeed. From nowhere, a lifeline. That's why Henry Whitfield is a pessimist...

  40. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Santi Cazorla celebrates

    Stacy Phillips: What a brilliant finish from the acutest of angles. Happy birthday Santi Cazorla!

    Abdul Said: Where would Arsenal be without Sanchez's goals or assists?

    Aaran Higgs: Cazorla doesn't dive, gets a goal. Would a penalty have been given? Would other players have gone down.

    Henry Whitfield: Three nil? Feeling comfortable? One word: Anderlecht.

    Oh Henry, where is your optimism?

  41. Post update

    Arsenal 3-0 Newcastle

    Arsenal have scored with all three of their efforts on target, they have been ruthlessly efficient and Olivier Giroud's finishing has made the difference.

  42. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Tom Homes: There are so many worse things in football than diving. It's a yellow card and that should be the end of it.

    Kuntal Majumdar: I really hope Howard Webb comes out and starts explaining key decisions as a part of his new role.

    Matthew Turner: Fine the diver a weeks wages and have the payment donated to a charity.

    Diving certainly seems to have divided all of you on the appropriate punishment. Keep your thoughts coming in by using #bbcfootball on Twitter, send a text to 81111 (UK only), or post a comment on the BBC Sport Facebook or Google+ page.

  43. Post update

    Arsenal 3-0 Newcastle

    Cheick Tiote was wild when he caught Alexis Sanchez in the first half, and another lunge sees him go into the book. Some really poor tackles going in at times.

  44. Post update

    Arsenal 3-0 Newcastle

    Former Newcastle defender John Anderson

    BBC Radio Newcastle at the Emirates Stadium

    Olivier Giroud scores at the near post

    "The goalkeeper didn't even see that one coming. It is a real smart finish from Olivier Giroud, with the outside of his left foot. Jak Alnwick just did not even see it."

  45. GOAL

    Arsenal 3-0 Newcastle - Olivier Giroud (58 mins)

    Olivier Giroud celebrates

    How on earth did he get that in?!

    Olivier Giroud has his second with an outrageous one-touch finish. He may just be offside as he meets Hector Bellerin's low cross at the near post, but he finishes it brilliantly.

    He goes with the outside of his left foot when his right foot appeared much more likely. One touch flicked into the roof of the net off the inside of the post.

  46. Text us on 81111

    Matt Turner in Norwich: Andy would it really be interesting to drag referees out at the end of a game to explain themselves? I suspect they would probably say 'I wasn't 100% sure and therefore didn't give the decision or 'I didn't think it was a dive'. Unlikely that exposing a referee to the media would quell any fans sense of injustice or be particularly entertaining.

    Russel in Torquay: Diving IS ruining the beautiful game, no question. Since the moment Jay Rodriguez dived against Villa, the game I love just hasn't felt the same, and I'm not sure it ever will again.

    Would a public apology have helped Russel?

  47. Post update

    Arsenal 2-0 Newcastle

    Robbie Savage

    606 phone-in on BBC Radio 5 live

    "Talk about diving - Fabricio Coloccini dived in and Santi Cazorla could have gone over, but he leaped over it and finished brilliantly. That shows honesty and aggression. He could have gone down, but instead he stayed on his feet and scored a goal."

  48. Post update

    Arsenal 2-0 Newcastle

    Former Newcastle defender John Anderson

    BBC Radio Newcastle at the Emirates Stadium

    "Good build-up and movement again from Arsenal, Fabricio Coloccini tried to make the tackle, but any challenge and Santi Cazorla gets a penalty. Jak Alnwick did well to close the angle, but it was a lovely finish by Cazorla. Alnwick has not come up against quality like that before."

  49. SUBSTITUTION

    Arsenal 2-0 Newcastle

    Newcastle boss Alan Pardew reacts to that goal with two instant subs. On come Remy Cabella and Emmanuel Riviere for Papiss Cisse and Sammy Ameobi.

  50. GOAL

    Arsenal 2-0 Newcastle - Santi Cazorla (54 mins)

    Santi Cazorla scores

    And there it is! A fine goal, first-class finish from birthday boy Santi Cazorla. Again Alexis Sanchez is the architect, sliding a slick pass into the feet of the Spaniard, he breaks a tackle on the edge of the box, waits for goalkeeper Jak Alnwick to set himself and then slams home into the roof of the net. Excellent goal.

  51. Post update

    Arsenal 1-0 Newcastle

    Alexis Sanchez does Mike Williamson with an outrageous dummy on the halfway line and looks like breaking through until Chieck Tiote fells him with a wonderful tackle this time. Game has gone flat, needs a moment to raise the crowd.

  52. Post update

    Arsenal 1-0 Newcastle

    Great header again by Olivier Giroud - at the other end this time, clearing his lines as an auxiliary defender at the front post. He gives the Gunners a different dimension.

  53. Text us on 81111

    Dan in Reading: Sin bin? No, make the offender lie down in the goal for 15 minutes - humiliate the cheats.

    Ben in Bath: What the game needs is an orange card for diving. It won't mean anything during the game, but the incident is looked at after and if found guilty of diving, the player is given a 3 game ban! That would finally get rid of it.

    Dave in Andover: In my Sunday pub league team we had a player dive and the manager subbed him and fined him and sat him on the bench the next game even though he was our top scorer.

    Join the conversation using #bbcfootball on Twitter, send a text to 81111 (UK only), or post a comment on the BBC Sport Facebook or Google+ page.

  54. Post update

    Arsenal 1-0 Newcastle

    Referee Lee Mason ticks off Jack Colback for fouling Alexis Sanchez, who has got a bee in his bonnet about some of the challenges put in on him so far. The form Sanchez is in, you have to get at him though, surely?

  55. Post update

    Arsenal 1-0 Newcastle

    Former Newcastle defender John Anderson

    BBC Radio Newcastle at the Emirates Stadium

    Sammy Ameobi's cross is blocked

    "There will still be chances for Newcastle, but they are going to have to move the ball much quicker. So far they have not asked enough questions of a makeshift Arsenal defence. Per Mertesacker is not the quickest but the Newcastle attack have not run at him."

  56. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Leicester City 0-1 Manchester City

    Man City's midfielder Yaya Toure: Happy to be heading back to Manchester with another three points! Thank you to all those that cheered us on! Special mention to my teammate Frank Lampard - 175 goals in the Premier League! Wow. Always a pleasure to play with him. Top player.

  57. KICK-OFF

    Arsenal 1-0 Newcastle

    Back in play at the Arsenal. Can Alan Pardew's visitors raise it a notch?

  58. Post update

    Chelsea 2-0 Hull City

    Hull City's David Meyler: Tough game today at Stamford Bridge. Great support from the Hull fans - onto the next game now at home against Swansea. Hopefully get a win.

    And Curtis Davies: Glad to return to the starting 11 today. Not the result we wanted but the effort from the lads was great especially, with 10 men for 30 minutes.

  59. Where's me jumper?

    Dagenham 0-1 Tranmere

    "It's alright to say things can only get better, You haven't lost your brand new sweater."

    Great lyrics of course to a great track. But if you're the Tranmere fan who left your jumper in the away end at Dagenham & Redbridge this afternoon, the club have tweeted that it'll be at Prenton Park on Monday! They brought it home with them.

    Three points and a jumper in the bag. Tremendous day's work.

  60. Post update

    Arsenal 1-0 Newcastle

    A win this afternoon would leave Arsenal level on points with Southampton, chasing down a place in the top four. Are they going to get back into the Champions League next season?

  61. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Paul Walker: There is so much cheating in football - fouling, tugging shirts. I don't understand why diving is a big deal.

    Daniel Rajan: Diving is the most overblown 'epidemic' - agreed it's not good but talk of it 'killing the beautiful game' etc is hyperbolic.

    Mike Rono: Garth Crooks, take a chill pill man!

    Join the conversation using #bbcfootball on Twitter, send a text to 81111 (UK only), or post a comment on the BBC Sport Facebook or Google+ page.

  62. Post update

    Arsenal 1-0 Newcastle

    Arsenal are on course to win their sixth straight game against Newcastle. They've scored in the second half in each of the previous five.

  63. Post update

    Arsenal 1-0 Newcastle

    Former Newcastle defender John Anderson

    BBC Radio Newcastle at the Emirates Stadium

    Alan Pardew

    "Newcastle have had a bit of good fortune - the second goal should have stood (see 17:46), and at 2-0 down the game is totally different. But as we have seen in the past, if a team has had the majority of the play and should be more than a goal ahead, that can come back to haunt you. Newcastle are still in this, but they are going to have to be much better in the second half."

  64. Post update

    Let's combine everyone's ideas there and make all referees speak to Garth Crooks after the games on a Saturday afternoon. That would sort it out.

  65. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Andy in Bishops Stortford: Going back to the diving incidents. Would it not make sense to interview the refs after the game for them to explain their decisions? It would be interesting to see what they had to say.

    Jim from Polegate: It's all cheating and should be punished by yellow card every time.

    Kevin in Hornchurch: We need a sin bin for pathetic divers, so they get a 15-minute period sitting on stool in front of opposing teams' fans. That would stop it, but be lots of fun in the meantime. Embarrass the jokers. It's just really doing football no favours at all.

    Join the conversation using #bbcfootball on Twitter, send a text to 81111 (UK only), or post a comment on the BBC Sport Facebook or Google+ page.

  66. The divign debate

    Robbie Savage

    606 phone-in on BBC Radio 5 live

    "Gary Cahill did get away with it. He was booked earlier for a bad tackle. He then should have picked up a second yellow for simulation. Adam Johnson too at Sunderland, that was more simulation. It just has to stop."

  67. The diving debate

    Former Stoke and Tottenham striker Garth Crooks

    Final Score

    "Jose Mourinho said other clubs seem to be diving. That's a justification for your team doing it, is it? Today we're talking about your team, Jose. If he's using what other teams do as a defence for his team then I'm not having it.

    "Jose is wrong about Willian not simulating because Chris Foy booked him. And Jose's wrong about Gary Cahill, because he dived."

  68. The diving debate

    Robbie Savage

    606 phone-in on BBC Radio 5 live

    "Is diving part and parcel of the game? When is it going to stop, because we're seeing more and more of it. I'd like referees to come out after the game and explain what they do, but it's simply not going to happen. And look at Adam Johnson for Sunderland. He went over, but he won a penalty for his team."

  69. Post update

    Gary Cahill

    Away from Arsenal, the main talking point this afternoon has been diving. Gary Cahill appeared fortunate not to be sent off for a second booking when he went down easily for Chelsea. Here's what our pundits thought...

  70. HALF-TIME

    Arsenal 1-0 Newcastle

    Olivier Giroud looks on

    A half which started brightly but rather fizzled out, Should Arsenal be 2-0 up? Should both sides have had a penalty?

  71. Post update

    Arsenal 1-0 Newcastle

    Former Newcastle defender John Anderson

    BBC Radio Newcastle at the Emirates Stadium

    Papiss Demba Cisse on his knees

    "Nothing has stuck for Newcastle when they have knocked the ball up there. Papiss Cisse's touch has not been great at all - he's looked off balance and has mis-controlled and even fallen over the ball on occasions."

  72. Post update

    Arsenal 1-0 Newcastle

    End-to-end stuff now as Newcastle keep the ball nicely, but twice they don't quite find Papiss Cisse with the killer pass.

  73. Post update

    Arsenal 1-0 Newcastle

    Good pace from Paul Dummett to go stride for stride with Alexis Sanchez, but he does eventually foul the Chile forward. Was that actually inside the box?! Very, very tight. Free-kick given which comes to nothing.

  74. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    West Brom 1-0 Aston Villa

    West Brom keeper Ben Foster: One of our lads had this lump on his foot after the game as well...!

    Foot injury

    Ouch!

  75. YELLOW CARD

    Arsenal 1-0 Newcastle

    Hector Bellerin - who has had a fine start to the game attacking-wise - goes into the book for a rash challenge as Newcastle continue to threaten an equaliser. Good few minutes from the Magpies.

  76. Post update

    Arsenal 1-0 Newcastle

    Former Newcastle defender John Anderson

    BBC Radio Newcastle at the Emirates Stadium

    "Arsenal always give you an opportunity, but it was only half a chance to be fair to Papiss Cisse. He did everything he had to do. The goalkeeper makes a great first save (18:03) but he knew nothing about the second one."

  77. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Mike Hall: Olivier Giroud has come back into top form like a Eurostar train, and will get a hat-trick today. Fact.

    Adebayo Sammy: Hector Bellerin is having a great game at the right-back. He is going to be some player.

    Rasanga: Certainties in life - half of the Arsenal squad are injured, the opposition goalkeeper is man of the match and the referee has a shocker! Standard.

    Join the conversation using #bbcfootball on Twitter, send a text to 81111 (UK only), or post a comment on the BBC Sport Facebook or Google+ page.

  78. GREAT SAVE!

    Arsenal 1-0 Newcastle

    Pappis Cisse's shot is saved

    Oh and Newcastle almost level now! Another free-kick is whipped in by Jack Colback, Yoan Gouffran gets a strong header in, Wojciech Szczesny parries it out and then blocks the follow up too. Arsenal have been totally in control but suddenly look shaky at the back.

  79. Post update

    Chelsea 2-0 Hull City

    Former Welsh international John Hartson

    Final Score

    "More should be done about diving, because it's happening a lot. The authorities are not clamping down on it strongly enough."

  80. 'Sick and tired'

    Chelsea 2-0 Hull City

    Former Stoke and Tottenham striker Garth Crooks

    Final Score

    "I'm getting sick and tired of hearing managers coming to post-match interviews saying they haven't seen an incident. There are cameras and monitors everywhere. I don't think a manager should give us any nonsense about not having seen it - they should come and speak to the nation having seen everything."

  81. PENALTY APPEAL

    Arsenal 1-0 Newcastle

    Should Newcastle have a penalty?! A big shout as the ball strikes Danny Welbeck on the hand as he tries to clear the ball at the far post.

  82. Manager reaction

    Burnley 1-0 Southampton

    Burnley boss Sean Dyche: "We've had to dig in again. I thought in the first half we played very well and maybe surprised them a little bit.

    "In the second half, they managed to grow into the game and we had to keep our resilience, shape and mentality to get the win.

    "The penalty save was a massive moment. It is a penalty but we believe in Tom Heaton. He's made big saves for us before and has made that one today.

    "It changed the feel of the game and our lads got back on the front foot. We responded well after that and delivered a good performance as the game went on."

  83. Post update

    Arsenal 1-0 Newcastle

    Former Newcastle defender John Anderson

    BBC Radio Newcastle at the Emirates Stadium

    Danny Welbeck shoots

    "Alexis Sanchez played such a lovely little ball over the top, and Danny Welbeck did really well to keep it down as he hit it first time, but it was always drifting wide of Jak Alnwick's post."

  84. CLOSE!

    Arsenal 1-0 Newcastle

    Lovely stuff! Great play from Arsenal again as Alexis Sanchez scoops a pass over the top, Danny Welbeck reads it and launches into an acrobatic valley which flies just beyond the far corner. Great effort.

  85. Manager reaction

    Crystal Palace 1-1 Stoke

    Crystal Palace 1-1 Stoke

    Stoke manager Mark Hughes: "This is always a difficult place to come for away teams, we knew that we had to set our stall out and be resolute. After the goals the two teams effectively cancelled each other out, we were trying to get the ball down to pass and move, but it was difficult on the pitch. It was a contrast of styles to an extent but as the game wore on, both teams wanted to make sure they protected the point.

    "There was not a lot to get excited about, but sometimes as an away team the onus isn't on you to carry the fight, sometimes the entertainment has to come from both teams."

  86. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Nene Odonkor: Good question by Tim (17:42). Why is deliberately fouling OK but diving isn't? Speaks a lot about how biased the pundits are.

    Glenn: Re Tim, because a foul is obvious to the ref and is then punished. Diving/simulation is gaining an advantage by deception.

    Stacy Phillips: This is one of those days where the diving debate rears its ugly head - but once again nothing will come of it in the long run.

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  87. Post update

    Arsenal 1-0 Newcastle

    The speed of Arsenal's play has been noticeable. There aren't many quicker than Hector Bellerin, who cuts in from right-back, bombs past Mike Williamson and opens up the goal - only for Fabricio Coloccini to make a last-ditch challenge.

  88. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Arsenal 1-0 Newcastle

    James Butler: No case for that being disallowed for me, poor. Should be 2-0, great finish from Danny Welbeck. Invigorating start here!

    David Shepherd: If Daryl Janmaat had tripped Welbeck's ankles in the same fashion, everyone would have said it was a stonewall penalty...

    Matthew Penistone: No Aaron Ramsey, Jack Wilshere or Mikel Arteta and Arsenal play a quicker, more dangerous game. Food for thought Arsene...

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  89. Keep Frank?

    Leicester City 0-1 Manchester City

    Former Stoke and Tottenham striker Garth Crooks

    Final Score

    "You cannot ignore someone of Frank Lampard's scoring pedigree, particularly as Yaya Toure's off to the Africa Cup of Nations. Manuel Pellegrini will want Lampard in his team, scoring goals."

  90. Post update

    Arsenal 1-0 Newcastle

    This is as well as I've seen Arsenal play in a while. Full of energy, full of pace, much more like it. Hector Bellerin shows his speed down the right and delivers a testing cross which is well defended at the near post. Corner ball.

  91. Post update

    Burnley 1-0 Southampton

    Former Welsh international John Hartson

    Final Score

    "Burnley were always in the game against Southampton, for whom this is now their fourth straight defeat. A really good performance from Burnley, and Tom Heaton's penalty save was the turning point.

    "A great three points for Burnley, and Sean Dyche thinks he's got a chance of staying up. Of late they have been playing very, very well. They have a battle on their hands and it will be a huge achievement if they stay up."

  92. Manager reaction

    Burnley 1-0 Southampton

    Burnley 1-0 Southampton

    Southampton manager Ronald Koeman: "Again the same story as last Monday against Manchester United. We had more chances, missed a penalty and one of our mistakes ended in 1-0. In my opinion, football is not that difficult but you can make it difficult.

    "The difference between when we were winning games and are now losing them is a small detail like not punishing the opponent in a key moment like today. Also, doing more defensive mistakes.

    "After a difficult start to the game, little by little we controlled the game. The story is to kill the game and we didn't. We paid for that.

    "Everyone can make mistakes but too many goals in the last few games are from our own mistakes. We had enough chances to score but we didn't."

  93. Manager reaction

    Leicester City 0-1 Manchester City

    Manuel Pellegrini

    Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini: "I'm very happy because I think today was a very difficult game. It was a difficult week. We qualified on Wednesday but after that to play less than 72 hours later, it's not enough to recover 100%.

    "That's why it was so important to win 1-0 and to defend the way we did. We don't have strikers. I'm very happy with the whole week and especially with this game.

    "The more injuries the more difficult it is to make a starting XI. With Edin Dzeko, it's very unlucky. We must see. Maybe we are going to be without the three strikers for at least one month.

    "The spirit of the team is very important to resolve this kind of problem. We will see the way we have to play in these coming weeks."

  94. Post update

    Arsenal 1-0 Newcastle

    Former Newcastle defender John Anderson

    BBC Radio Newcastle at the Emirates Stadium

    "I've just seen the disallowed goal again (17:46), and for the life of me, I just cannot see anything wrong at all. What has the referee blown up for? Daryl Janmaat just went down on his own. The referee's already done Newcastle a couple of favours."

  95. PENALTY APPEAL

    Arsenal 1-0 Newcastle

    Alexis Sanchez has scored or assisted 10 of Arsenal's last 14 Premier League goals. What a key player he is turning out to be.

    Arsenal then want a penalty as Olivier Giroud and Cheick Tiote collide on the edge of the box, nothing given and if anything Giroud fouled the Newcastle man.

  96. Post update

    Arsenal 1-0 Newcastle

    Fine start from the Gunners, whose front three of Alexis Sanchez, Olivier Giroud and Danny Welbeck are causing all sorts of problems.

  97. Post update

    Arsenal 1-0 Newcastle

    Former Newcastle defender John Anderson

    BBC Radio Newcastle at the Emirates Stadium

    Olivier Giroud

    "Olivier Giroud scores with a good header (17:44), and it was a lovely ball from Alexis Sanchez. Daryl Janmaat was too static and Giroud had a run on him to get onto the cross. He's so good in those positions.

    "I couldn't see anything wrong for the disallowed goal though. Newcastle have got away with one there - that is a get out of jail free card."

  98. DISALLOWED GOAL for Arsenal

    Arsenal 1-0 Newcastle

    Arsenal go two up! But no. Danny Welbeck does well to shovel in a chip from a tight angle but the whistle was blown. Welbeck penalised for a foul on Daryl Janmaat in the build-up.

  99. Post update

    Arsenal 1-0 Newcastle

    Former Welsh international John Hartson

    Final Score

    "A fantastic header. Giroud is so recently back in the side - he'll be so good for Arsenal."

  100. GOAL

    Arsenal 1-0 Newcastle - Olivier Giroud (15 mins)

    Olivier Giroud celebrates

    Arsenal's bright start is rewarded as Olivier Giroud scores with a cracking header. Andy Carroll would be proud of this one. Giroud frees Alexis Sanchez down the right, the Chilean has time to pick out a return cross and Giroud is head and shoulders clear of the black-and-white defence to thump a header into the top corner. Unstoppable.

  101. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Chelsea 2-0 Hull City

    Brazilian left-back Filipe Luis: Chelsea 2-0 Hull. Good victory that keeps us on top. Go Blues!

  102. Text us on 81111

    James: We can all chase after Chelsea for the diving today but there isn't a single team in the league that hasn't had several players diving this season. Criticise every team's diving, not just one.

    Tim in London: Would one of the pundits care to explain why diving is so terribly bad, but deliberately fouling a player is seen as professional?

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  103. Post update

    Arsenal 0-0 Newcastle

    Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain breaks

    Newcastle corner and Arsenal breakaway. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain leads a two-on-one break, one good pass and Olivier Giroud would be in but the England man can't force the ball through. Lucky escape for Newcastle.

  104. Manager reaction

    Crystal Palace 1-1 Stoke

    Neil Warnock

    Crystal Palace manager Neil Warnock: "It was a war of attrition, they are a very good team but I thought we did reasonably well. Their keeper made a great save from James McArthur and we deserved something, so I cannot fault the lads.

    "I thought we slightly edged it and I thought we were disappointed not to get all three points. If we get one or two people in, I think we will be alright.

    "None of us are pleased with the pitch, it is a difficulty and we all know we have a problem with it. But it's the same for both teams. It's almost like running on sand at times."

  105. Post update

    Arsenal 0-0 Newcastle

    Alexis Sanchez has recovered from almost being disembowelled by Cheick Tiote and looks a threat, nipping around up front, popping up on either flank. What a signing he has been.

  106. Manager reaction

    Chelsea 2-0 Hull City

    Here's more from Hull manager Steve Bruce, talking to BBC Sport: "We could have defended the first goal better - but the big issue in the game is the Gary Cahill situation.

    "The referee shows his intent because he's booked two players for diving and for me Cahill is lucky to be on the pitch for his first challenge. If he hasn't dived there, then I don't know what one is. We all know what he's trying to do, he's trying to get a penalty. The referee is 10 yards away and there's no excuse. We need him to do his job otherwise it will keep rearing its ugly head.

    "Unfortunately, from the first minute, Chris Foy had one of them awful afternoons. Today sums up our season. We could have been five or six points better off. I'm still convinced we've got a squad good enough."

  107. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Birmingham City: Hat-trick hero Demarai Gray takes home the match ball from today's 6-1 win over Reading...

    Demarai Gray
  108. Post update

    Arsenal 0-0 Newcastle

    Former Newcastle defender John Anderson

    BBC Radio Newcastle at the Emirates Stadium

    "A really good header from Per Mertesacker. For somebody of his height, I cannot believe Newcastle didn't have anybody in front of him - it was a free header. It's been a very bright start from Arsenal, they have passed the ball well."

  109. HITS THE WOODWORK

    Arsenal 0-0 Newcastle

    Wonderful header from Per Mertesacker! He cannons one against the underside of the crossbar from a corner, great effort to help the ball on its way and he's unlucky. Young Newcastle keeper Jak Alnwick may have got a slight touch to that one. If he did, it was a great save!

  110. Manager reaction

    Leicester City 0-1 Manchester City

    Leicester City 0-1 Manchester City

    Leicester manager Nigel Pearson: "I think we were a bit more than in it. It's another difficult day for us. We played well, I don't think there's too much you can say against that. Not a lot of chances at either end. They showed why they are champions, scored a goal out of nothing and didn't really create anything else.

    "From their perspective I'm sure they are very pleased with the result in the sense they did not have to play at their absolute max but from our end I think we played pretty well and were unlucky to come away with nothing again.

    "We are on the receiving end of another defeat and I don't think we deserved to be but that's how it is. There's no point me being anything other than rational about it. I think the players played well. Unfortunately we have been unable to get anything. Whether we deserved it is irrelevant. We have to look to next game. When you're adrift that makes it even more difficult psychologically but I don't think our players looked like they lacked belief and that will be important moving forward."

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    SMC: Well done Garth Crooks for having the nerve to call a dive a dive!

    Tom Gregory: Get caught diving and you concede a penalty at the other end. Simple. Would stop it overnight.

    David Zimmermann: When will the "experts" finally understand it's not always penalty or dive? It's often just about avoiding a (good/bad) tackle.

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  112. Post update

    Arsenal 0-0 Newcastle

    Get off the fence, Garth, and tell us what you think about the decision not to send off Gary Cahill...

    At Arsenal, Alexis Sanchez is caught in the stomach by Chieck Tiote. Horrible challenge which goes unpunished.

  113. Manager reaction

    West Brom 1-0 Aston Villa

    West Brom 1-0 Aston Villa

    West Brom manager Alan Irvine: "I felt as long as we played with composure and didn't try to hurry things we would do it. Everyone assumes it's easy against 10 men but it isn't. It was never a foregone conclusion.

    "From my point of view it's a great goal. Craig Gardner did well to finish it off. The players have been great for me."

    On Saido Berahino: "I don't know about his contract, I don't get involved in that. That's for other people.

    "I'm not aware of it (talks stalling over a new contract)."

  114. Post update

    Chelsea 2-0 Hull City

    Former Stoke and Tottenham striker Garth Crooks

    Final Score

    "In my day referees would have shouted at players to get up, and to not be so stupid. Chris Foy booked two players for diving, but not one crucial player. And I'm saying the player plays for a massive club, and it was a massive decision to make. And he bottled it."

  115. Post update

    Burnley 1-0 Southampton

    Incredible stat from the game at Turf Moor. Dusan Tadic's penalty miss ended a run of 29 successive penalties scored by Southampton in the Premier League.

    The last Southampton player to miss a penalty in the Premier League was Jim Magilton in April 1997.

  116. Post update

    Arsenal 0-0 Newcastle

    Former Welsh international John Hartson

    Final Score

    "I don't think Arsene Wenger should go. When perhaps you miss out on Champions League qualification and the £30 million that brings, then maybe then. But not yet. They need to invest in the defence and the defensive midfield. But up front they are fine."

  117. Post update

    Arsenal 0-0 Newcastle

    Former Newcastle defender John Anderson

    BBC Radio Newcastle at the Emirates Stadium

    "Before their game away to Newcastle, people were talking about Chelsea going the whole season unbeaten and matching that frightening invincible Arsenal side. Newcastle beat Chelsea, but I do expect it to be a tougher night for them here."

  118. Post update

    Arsenal 0-0 Newcastle

    Solid start from the Gunners, probing in front of the Newcastle defence. The Emirates in good voice early on.

  119. Post update

    Chelsea 2-0 Hull City

    Former Welsh international John Hartson

    Final Score

    "Diving needs to be stamped out. There needs to be more intervention, more punishment. It's like a cancer spreading throughout football right now. Certainly in the Premier League. There is too much of it."

  120. KICK-OFF

    Arsenal v Newcastle (17:30 GMT)

    Under way at the Emirates.

  121. Post update

    Arsenal v Newcastle (17:30 GMT)

    Alan Pardew and Arsene Wenger shake hands on the touchline, all smiles. Let's get this one on the road.

  122. Manager reaction