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Summary

  1. Eriksen strikes late from 18 yards
  2. Bony 20 PL goals in 2014
  3. FT: Man Utd 3-0 Liverpool
  4. Rooney, Mata and Van Persie
  5. De Gea makes several brilliant saves

Live Reporting

By Tom Rostance and Marc Higginson

All times stated are UK

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  1. Get involved

    606 phone-in

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Over on BBC Radio 5 live 606 is now in full swing and Eleanor Oldroyd and Ian Wright are taking your calls.

    Graham, a Liverpool fan, says: "Why did Brendan Rodgers buy Mario Balotelli and why does he persist on playing playing him?"

    Fergus, a Manchester United fan, says: "I think we can win the title. We have to believe we can."

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

  2. Champions League draw

    Also on Monday, the Premier League sides will find out who they will face in the knockout stages of the Champions League and Europa League.

    Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City are in Monday's draw for the Champions League last 16.

    Britain's three remaining sides in the competition have reached this stage for the second successive season, with champions Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Barcelona also still in.

    The draw takes place at 11:00 GMT in Nyon, Switzerland.

    Liverpool, who failed to qualify, join Celtic, Everton and Tottenham in the following Europa League last-32 draw.

    Find out more here.

  3. Post update

    Swansea 1-2 Tottenham

    Three of Tottenham's last four Premier League away games have seen them score a winner in the 89th minute or later. A cracking habit for them to develop.

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    Swansea 1-2 Tottenham

    Gary Lineker

    BBC Sport

    "Finished Sports Personality of the Year rehearsals to hear that Spurs sneaked a late winner. Back in the title race."

    You can follow events at the ceremony in Glasgow here.

  5. Post update

    Everton v QPR (20:00 GMT on Monday)

    MOTD commentator Conor McNamara

    "After flirting with Champions League qualification at the back end of the last campaign, Roberto Martinez's side have taken a backward step.

    "Three defeats in the last four games in all competitions has dampened the festive spirit on the blue side of Merseyside."

  6. Post update

    A busy weekend of Premier League football is almost at an end then - one more game to come...

  7. Player reaction on Twitter

    Manchester United 3-0 Liverpool

    Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea

    Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney: "Great win today. Always great to score against Liverpool. David De Gea was incredible again."

    Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata: "Great result in today's massive game! The atmosphere was unbelievable!"

    Manchester United increased the pressure on Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers as they capitalised on some poor defending to run out comfortable victors at Old Trafford earlier this afternoon.

  8. Manager reaction

    Swansea 1-2 Tottenham

    Mauricio Pochettino

    Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino: "We showed character, it was a difficult game because Swansea are a very good team. In the second half, they pushed us a little bit but we defended well and we were always alive in the game.

    "The victory is important for us. It's true that we are brave and we look forward to trying to win the points whether we are at White Hart Lane or away. Harry Kane scored again, he's still young but he has potential and he needs time to play and work hard."

  9. Manager reaction

    Swansea 1-2 Tottenham

    Swansea manager Garry Monk: "It was a difficult start and we gave away a cheap goal but we started to create after that. There looked to be only one winner in the second half when we levelled and then there was the classic sucker-punch. An individual mistake has ended up costing us. It's mesmerising how we didn't win that game. We didn't deserve that and we came away with no points from such a great effort."

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    Swansea 1-2 Tottenham

    Mark Press: Poor management from Garry Monk. Nathan Dyer not even off the bench. Instead, replaces one right-back for another, who gives away the winner.

    Teez: The football is still bad and we can't keep nicking three points at the death. A January clearout still on the cards for Spurs.

    Jay: Tottenham couldn't have better implemented today's lesson from the Manchester United school of football (winning without playing well).

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  11. Post update

    Swansea 1-2 Tottenham

    Swansea boss Garry Monk is not a happy man after that result. 'It only looked like being one winner' in the second half he says. Individual errors have cost him.

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  13. Post update

    Swansea 1-2 Tottenham

    Christian Eriksen has 13 goals in 39 Premier League starts for Spurs. One in three from midfield - not too shabby at all.

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    Swansea 1-2 Tottenham

    Andy: Christian Eriksen is as key to Spurs as David De Gea is to Manchester United.

    Lemora, London: What is it about Spurs and last-minute 2-1 away victories. Torture to watch but I'll take them!

    Steve, Basingstoke: Mauricio Pochettino seems to think we have a lenient chairman. This is some of the worst football us Spurs fans have had to put up with in a long time.

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  15. Player reaction

    Swansea 1-2 Tottenham

    Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen: "We are a team which doesn't settle for a point. Swansea had the better chances in the second half and created the most but we are happy because we scored in the 90th minute."

    Spurs striker Harry Kane: "We wanted to come out of the blocks flying and it was great to put the ball into the back of the net and give us a good start. It's an important three points and hopefully we can build some momentum over Christmas now."

  16. Post update

    Swansea 1-2 Tottenham

    Former Wales international John Hartson

    BBC Radio 5 live at the Liberty Stadium

    "Your heart goes out for Wilfried Bony. He could have scored a hat-trick before he was taken off. The result is harsh on Swansea, but credit to Spurs. They have come to a place where it is tough to win and taken three points. And Spurs did the double over Swansea last season."

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    Swansea 1-2 Tottenham

    Liam C: As a totally biased Spurs fan, we did not deserve to win that match.

    Mark Johncock: If this happened in the street, the Spurs team would be arrested. Absolute mugging on our part. Took our chances though...

    Jonty Leibowitz: Moussa Dembele changed the game, giving us drive in the middle. Surely has to start next game?

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  18. Post update

    Swansea 1-2 Tottenham

    Swansea will be wondering how on earth they lost that game. But Spurs are now within two points of Arsenal. On the up?

  19. Post update

    Swansea 1-2 Tottenham

    Former Wales international John Hartson

    BBC Radio 5 live at the Liberty Stadium

    Dejected Swansea

    "It's so disappointing for Swansea, they have dominated so many aspect of today's game but - and how many times have we said it over the years - you have got to take your chances. I actually prefer to see Christian Eriksen play in a central position, because that is what he can do from there - he can get you goals. Tottenham grew into it in the second half, they brought on the fresh legs of Moussa Demeble and Nacer Chadli, and have stolen the win."

  20. FULL-TIME

    Swansea 1-2 Tottenham

    Spurs win! That did not look likely at all for much of the second half but that man Christian Eriksen is deadly in the last minute from 20 yards. What a victory...

  21. INJURY TIME

    Swansea 1-2 Tottenham

    FOUR MINUTES added on. Spurs have made a nice habit of coming from behind to win away from home this season, and they're at it again.

  22. Post update

    Swansea 1-2 Tottenham

    Former Wales international John Hartson

    BBC Radio 5 live at the Liberty Stadium

    "Talk about a smash and grab - that is exactly what Tottenham have done here. But they kept going and have got better as the game has gone on. Spurs have stolen three points."

  23. GOAL

    Swansea 1-2 Tottenham - Christian Eriksen

    Christian Eriksen

    Well this is a good result! Spurs do it again! Christian Eriksen does it again! He scored a late goal at Hull recently, and has picked up a late winner again! It's an awful clearance from Jazz Richards, shovelling it straight back to Spurs when he could have just put it out. And Spurs punish them, Eriksen battering into the bottom corner from the edge of the box. Wonderful strike.

  24. Post update

    Swansea 1-1 Tottenham

    This is petering out into a draw. Good result for Spurs?

  25. Post update

    Swansea 1-1 Tottenham - Wilfried Bony

    Former Wales international John Hartson

    BBC Radio 5 live at the Liberty Stadium

    "A tremendous performance from Wilfried Bony. His overall game has been excellent but he could have scored four goals today - and I'm not even joking. I think Mauricio Pochettino would be more than happy to get out of here with a point. Swansea have beaten Arsenal here this season, and are very strong at home."

  26. Post update

    Swansea 1-1 Tottenham

    Wilfried Bony

    Approaching the last five minutes. Wilfried Bony comes off to be replaced by Bafetimbi Gomis. Anyone getting a winner?

  27. YELLOW CARD

    Swansea 1-1 Tottenham

    Harry Kane does well to turn on the touchline and send Kyle Walker down the line. Neil Taylor gets in a tangle with his opposing full-back and has to go in the book.

    Spurs sub Benjamin Stambouli then joins him for handball.

  28. Post update

    Swansea 1-1 Tottenham

    Former Wales international John Hartson

    BBC Radio 5 live at the Liberty Stadium

    "Tottenham seem to have found another gear from somewhere in the last three or four minutes, they've had some decent attacks. I cannot understand Swansea's marking on that corner (see 76 mins). Jazz Richards is about five foot nine, and he is picking up Harry Kane. I don't think Gerhard Tremmel is getting there if Kane puts it on target."

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    Swansea 1-1 Tottenham

    Daniel Woodley: It's painful to see how low Tottenham have fallen. Getting totally dominated by Swansea and we lack any sort of creativity.

    Liam C: Swansea passes seem to reach Swansea players. Spurs seem to going for "anywhere will do".

    Neil Knighton: More of the same from Spurs - no intensity or purpose. We need to stamp some authority on the match but looks unlikely to happen.

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  30. CLOSE!

    Swansea 1-1 Tottenham

    Wilfried Bony shows his worth in the other box with fine defending at the near post. And so close! Harry Kane again wins the header from a corner, twisting his neck brilliantly to angle it across goal, the ball skipping inches wide of the far post.

  31. Post update

    Swansea 1-1 Tottenham

    Gary Monk

    Into the last 15 minutes. Swansea have had just under 60% of possession in the second half. They look the side most likely to find the third goal.

  32. Post update

    Swansea 1-1 Tottenham

    Former Wales international John Hartson

    BBC Radio 5 live at the Liberty Stadium

    "Lots of pressure from Swansea, Jefferson Montero went close after great play from Gylfi Sigurdsson, who found Jonjo Shelvey in the box but Shelvey couldn't quite get the lift he wanted on the ball. Swansea are totally dominating play. It's just whether or not they can go and get the winner, because Spurs are capable of breaking away and grabbing a winner themselves."

  33. CLOSE!

    Swansea 1-1 Tottenham

    Gylfi Sigurdsson

    So close again. Gylfi Sigurdsson slides in a low ball which Jonjo Shelvey meets, his drive turned away by a Spurs defender.

    Corner played short to Jefferson Montero, he hits one! Just wide! Swansea piling on the pressure...

  34. SUBSTITUTION

    Swansea 1-1 Tottenham

    Spurs make a change in midfield as Ryan Mason is hauled off and Benjamin Stambouli comes on. A summer signing who has not seen much football.

    Swansea change right-backs as Jazz Richards replaces Angel Rangel. Two of the best names in football...

  35. Post update

    Swansea 1-1 Tottenham

    Former Wales international John Hartson

    BBC Radio 5 live at the Liberty Stadium

    "Tottenham should be fresh today because they have made nine changes to the team that played in the Europa League, but I tend to agree that playing in that competition does take a lot out of you. You travel back on the Thursday night, there's training on Friday and Saturday before the game on Sunday, and that does tire you."

  36. CLOSE!

    Swansea 1-1 Tottenham

    Fine extended passage of play from Swansea as Wilfried Bony and Jefferson Montero slice down the sides. He then lays it back to Gylfi Sigurdsson, who turns away from one man onto his left foot but curls wide from 20 yards. Would have been some goal. Very open game now as Ashley Williams has to be alert to clear his lines at the other end.

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    Manchester United 3-0 Liverpool

    Former Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong, now at Russian Premier League club FC Ufa, on Twitter: "I honestly think Liverpool need me. Hit me up on my email Brendan - Frimpongforballondor@gmail.com."

  38. Post update

    Swansea 1-1 Tottenham

    Harry Kane curls one wide from 25 yards after cutting in from the left flank. If anyone in a black and yellow shirt is going to find a goal you'd bank on it being him.

    Swansea then counter well and Wilfried Bony almost finds Jonjo Shelvey with a cheeky backheel. Cheeky in the extreme.

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    Swansea 1-1 Tottenham

    Ben Stephenson: That's the quickest Roberto Soldado has run today (see 56 mins).

    Dax Fullbrook: How Tottenham are top 10 I don't know. Worst defence in years. No bite in the middle. One half-decent striker. I'm writing this season off now. I hope we have a massive clear out in January. No excuses in 15-16.

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  40. Post update

    Swansea 1-1 Tottenham

    Ryan Mason skims a low shot which deflects wide. Good effort as Spurs push on for the first time in a while.

  41. Post update

    Swansea 1-1 Tottenham

    Former Wales international John Hartson

    BBC Radio 5 live at the Liberty Stadium

    Roberto Soldado

    "I don't want to dig Roberto Soldado out for any other reason than to analyse his performance today, but he has not run around enough, his control has not been great, and for £27m, one goal in 10 appearances, is it enough? What are Tottenham getting from him? Surely you want more than that."

  42. Post update

    Swansea 1-1 Tottenham

    Good knowledge that Lewis. Everything looked like a foul to me, it was brutal stuff. I think it was Hungary v Croatia I saw. A tasty affair!

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    Swansea 1-1 Tottenham

    Steve, Enfield: To think Tottenham let Michael Dawson go to make room for Federico Fazio. He is clueless. We miss Aaron Lennon, too. Erik Lamela is a pretty player but actually contributes little.

    Lewis: Actually water polo players don't foul so much because almost anything is allowed (see 16:56). Even ducking (you just can't hold them under once you have).

  44. SUBSTITUTION

    Swansea 1-1 Tottenham

    John Hartson will be pleased as Roberto Soldado comes off, with Moussa Dembele on in his place. Soldado has seven Premier League goals in almost 18 months. Wilfried Bony has 20 in 2014.

  45. SUBSTITUTION

    Swansea 1-1 Tottenham

    Swansea make a chance as Leon Britton is replaced by Jonjo Shelvey. Change of shape in midfield as Ki goes deep into the Britton role.

  46. Post update

    Swansea 1-1 Tottenham

    He's like Dimitar Berbatov without the goals isn't he, Roberto Soldado? Sometimes he takes a touch, or plays a pass, which looks outrageous. But not often enough.

  47. Post update

    Swansea 1-1 Tottenham

    Former Wales international John Hartson

    BBC Radio 5 live at the Liberty Stadium

    "Roberto Soldado has done nothing today. And I mean absolutely nothing. He has not run the channels, he has not held the ball up, I've got nothing against him but what does he actually do? Harry Kane has to go up there and be the out ball at times because Soldado does not do it well enough."

  48. YELLOW CARD

    Swansea 1-1 Tottenham

    Ki Sung Yeung

    Swansea midfielder Ki Sung-yueng goes into the book for leaving a foot in. Clumsy rather than nasty. Swansea have been excellent for the majority of the game since going behind, but can they find a winner now?

  49. Post update

    Swansea 1-1 Tottenham

    Ivorian striker Wilfried Bony has now netted eight times in his last 10 Premier League appearances. Big man, big goals, big game player. Big price tag.

  50. Post update

    Swansea 1-1 Tottenham - Wilfried Bony

    Former Wales international John Hartson

    BBC Radio 5 live at the Liberty Stadium

    "The goal was always coming - Swansea were pushing and pushing in the first half and Wilfried Bony was wasteful but he did not waste that one. His first shot was blocked but he made no mistake second time round to put Swansea back in the game. Now we will see what Tottenham are made of."

  51. GOAL

    Swansea 1-1 Tottenham - Wilfried Bony

    Wilfried Bony scores

    Well there it is! Wilfried Bony continues his fine run of form to level this one up. Wayne Routledge gets clear down the right, his cross is smashed by Bony into the chest of Federico Fazio, and Bony reacts well to steer in the rebound from six yards out.

  52. Post update

    Swansea 0-1 Tottenham

    Wilfried Bony pulls of a Zidane style pirouette but then runs out of room. He remains the main man if Swansea are to fight back.

  53. KICK-OFF

    Swansea 0-1 Tottenham

    Swansea get us back under way.

  54. Post update

    Swansea 0-1 Tottenham

    Here we go, the players are back out. Spurs attacking the shallow end.

  55. No more 39th game

    A nugget of news you may have missed today.

    Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore has all-but ended the idea of playing an extra competitive '39th' top-flight match abroad.

    "The idea of an extra game is gone," Scudamore told the Mail on Sunday.

    The concept of playing one of the existing 38 Premier League games overseas has also been explored.

    But asked to clarify that games would not be played abroad during the next TV deal from 2016-17 to 2018-19, Scudamore said: "You can make that assumption."

  56. Post update

    Swansea 0-1 Tottenham

    There is a lot of forking going on from the groundstaff during the interval. Hopefully we'll avoid the water polo for the next 45 minutes. I saw some water polo during the Olympics actually. Those lads know how to foul...

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    Swansea 0-1 Tottenham

    Water Polo

    Andrew Guthrie: Could be a game of two halves. Football in the first and water polo in the second!

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  58. Post update

    Swansea 0-1 Tottenham

    Spurs have lost none of their six Premier League games against Swansea and have won the last five in a row. That record looks like being extended this afternoon.

  59. Post update

    Swansea 0-1 Tottenham

    Former Wales international John Hartson

    BBC Radio 5 live at the Liberty Stadium

    "Garry Monk will be delighted with the performance, although obviously not the score. Spurs will need to defend stronger in the second half because they have got off very lightly so far. Ben Davies made an excellent saving tackle to stop Wilfried Bony, and Hugo Lloris has made some good saves. Spurs are lucky to be going into half-time in the lead. They will have to improve, because eventually one of Swansea's chances will go in for them."

  60. Post update

    How did we start a Troy Deeney debate here? As I recall some Premier League clubs were interested in him in the summer but were quoted around £10m. That's why clubs tend to look elsewhere...

  61. Text us on 81111

    Beth, Tottenham: I'd totally go for Troy Deeney (see 19 mins). That kid knows where the goal is! The wider picture here though is it just me or have Premier League clubs stopped raiding the lower leagues for players (and managers) in recent years? Sad to see, so much untapped talent languishing down there...

    Dog, Watford fan: Dear Beth of 19 minutes. Troy Deeney is truly awful, lacks passion, consistency and goals. You'd hate him at Spurs... Take Britt instead...

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  62. HALF-TIME

    Swansea 0-1 Tottenham

    Spurs lead at the break, but a decent showing from Swansea too. All poised.

  63. Post update

    Swansea 0-1 Tottenham

    You wouldn't think to class Erik Lamela as a hardman but he is involved in another moody tussle on the sidelines as we enter stoppage time at the end of a very watchable first half.

  64. Post update

    Swansea 0-1 Tottenham

    Former Wales international John Hartson

    BBC Radio 5 live at the Liberty Stadium

    "Wilfried Bony is just having an off day isn't he? Again he didn't catch it right whereas normally from there he is such a good striker of the ball. He is normally so clinical in those areas. Swansea should be in front, certainly on chances created. They've edged the possession too."

  65. CLOSE!

    Swansea 0-1 Tottenham

    Gylfi Sigurdsson

    Great play! Gylfi Sigurdsson digs out a lovely return pass to free Angel Rangel on the right. He gets his head up and picks out Wilfried Bony, he goes for placement rather than power and the ball squirrels away off Federico Fazio and away for a corner. Fine move, fine chance. Not the finest finish.

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    Swansea 0-1 Tottenham

    Jay: Jan Vertonghen had both studs up. Tottenham should be two players down. Looks like Garry Monk will be preparing another video package.

    Cameron Laws: Poor refereeing to book Verthongen (see 34 mins). Football is embarrassingly soft these days.

    John Pierce: The referee has missed a second yellow for Kyle Walker, a red for Erik Lamela, and maybe a red for Jan Vertonghen. Lenient?

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  67. YELLOW CARD

    Swansea 0-1 Tottenham

    Maybe that pitch is causing a few problems as Harry Kane goes to ground inside the area. A dive? I think he lost his footing.

    Ryan Mason is booked for sweeping the legs of Leon Britton away.

  68. Post update

    Swansea 0-1 Tottenham

    May I commend the Liberty Stadium on its excellent drainage. The pitch is clearly absolutely sodden, with each step or pass kicking up surface water, but the pitch is clearing enough to keep the ball running nicely. Well done.

  69. Post update

    Swansea 0-1 Tottenham

    Former Wales international John Hartson

    BBC Radio 5 live at the Liberty Stadium

    Jan Vertonghen

    "For me a yellow card for Jan Vertonghen is the right decision (see 34 mins), but a lot of referees might have given a red there - especially with the fan noise and pressure from the stands. Credit to the referee. It looked as though Vertonghen made initial contact and then his studs came up after he'd won the ball. Tottenham are inviting Swansea on to them now, and Swansea will eventually take one of their chances if Spurs continue to sit back."

  70. Post update

    Swansea 0-1 Tottenham

    On another day Tottenham could perhaps have been shown at least one red card in the last few minutes. As it is we are still blessed with all 22 men on the pitch. Can Swansea level this up before the break?

  71. YELLOW CARD

    Swansea 0-1 Tottenham

    The wet weather is leaving the pitch very slick, and Jan Vertnoghen goes into the book for sliding into Wayne Routledge. Ugly looking challenge as it's a bit two-footed, but Vertonghen does win the ball. Yellow card it is.

  72. Post update

    Swansea 0-1 Tottenham

    Former Wales international John Hartson

    BBC Radio 5 live at the Liberty Stadium

    "I'm not sure if Erik Lamela means that, but his arm definitely came across and caught Jefferson Montero. Both officials missed the incident though. Tottenham have kept the ball very well, but also when they have given it away players have been sprinting to close Swansea down. That's great to see. We know these players have ability but can they do the other side of the game well?"

  73. Post update

    Swansea 0-1 Tottenham

    The rain continues to bucket down, and the hosts continue to look dangerous. Playing with real width in Jefferson Montero and Wayne Routledge.

    Erik Lamela leaves Montero in a heap after handing him off on the turn. Lamela sticks out his arm to fend off the Swans winger. No card given. It was more vicious than Lazar Markovic's red card at Anfield last week, put it that way.

  74. Post update

    Swansea 0-1 Tottenham

    Wilfried Bony is in behind again, but his first touch lets him down on this occasion. A Swansea goal looks well and truly on the cards.

  75. Post update

    Swansea 0-1 Tottenham

    Former Wales international John Hartson

    BBC Radio 5 live at the Liberty Stadium

    "It was a great ball in from Angel Rangel and looking at it Wilfried Bony was in line with the last defender, but Hugo Lloris made a great save with his feet, it's fantastic. Bony may well feel he should have scored but the assistant referee had his flag up for offside anyway."

  76. Post update

    Swansea 0-1 Tottenham

    Wilfried Bony

    Wilfried Bony causing absolute havoc in the Spurs defence. He's flagged offside as he jostles for another early cross in but his movement is top class. There must be some big clubs eyeing a move for him in January. He'll be top dollar, but there aren't too many strikers who can play up front on his own in the Premier League like he can.

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    Swansea 0-1 Tottenham

    Edward Herbert: Not sure what to make of Spurs going 1-0 up so early. Not used to this.

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  78. PENALTY APPEAL

    Swansea 0-1 Tottenham

    Swansea playing really well now. Wayne Routledge puts over an early cross which has the Spurs defence at sixes and sevens, it fizzes into the corridor and Wilfried Bony almost gambles on it.

    Seconds later Gylfi Sigurdsson is caught by Federico Fazio as they go for a ball - is that a penalty? Nothing doing by referee Robert Madley.

  79. Post update

    Swansea 0-1 Tottenham

    Former Wales international John Hartson

    BBC Radio 5 live at the Liberty Stadium

    "That is a brilliant tackle from Ben Davies. Outstanding - he has saved his team a goal. Wilfried Bony was an absolutely certainty to score. Davies had to be so careful as well. Bony was sizing up the goal but Davies came in from the side and timed his tackle perfectly."

  80. Post update

    Swansea 0-1 Tottenham

    Ben Davies

    Ben Davies, that is brilliant! The Spurs left-back somehow gets round on the cover to slide in and strip the ball from Wilfried Bony as he looked certain to pull the trigger. Fantastic last-man defending.

  81. Post update

    Swansea 0-1 Tottenham

    You're a maverick Beth, I'll give you that. How about Troy Deeney?

    Anyway Harry Kane is full of beans, he zips a shot wide from 20 yards with a low drive.

  82. Text us on 81111

    Swansea 0-1 Tottenham

    Beth, Tottenham: In reply to Steve (see 1 min) I'd love to get rid of Roberto Soldado, heart sinks every time I see his name on the team sheet, but Mario Balotelli is not the answer. Would rather take a punt on someone like Britt Assombalonga. Think he could be lethal up top with Harry Kane!

  83. Post update

    Swansea 0-1 Tottenham

    Harry Kane is involved again, linking up nicely with Robert Soldado before finding Ben Davies on the overlap. The former Swansea man laces in a cross on the run but Gerhard Tremmel claims well.

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    Swansea 0-1 Tottenham

    Avigat Patel: In reply to Steve (see 1 mins), I'd rather have Roberto Soldado than Mario Balotelli. Soldado may not be scoring, but his effort is much more desirable. He'll come good!

    Vishak: Harry Kane... HarryKane... Hurricane

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  85. YELLOW CARD

    Swansea 0-1 Tottenham

    Kyle Walker

    Kyle Walker receives the first booking of the afternoon for a handball, which prevented Jefferson Montero from racing forward. Dangerous man to be up against for 75 minutes on a yellow...

  86. Post update

    Swansea 0-1 Tottenham

    Former Wales international John Hartson

    BBC Radio 5 live at the Liberty Stadium

    "Spurs have taken great confidence from their early lead, and at times Swansea are trying to force the play too hard - there have been some over-hit passes. I just wonder why one of Kyle Bartley or Ashley Williams wasn't picking up Harry Kane on the corner for the opening goal (see 4 mins). Kane is possibly Tottenham's strongest header of the ball. When I used to play centre-backs would mark centre-forwards."

  87. Sunday boy

    Swansea 0-1 Tottenham

    Harry Kane

    Harry Kane's three Premier League goals have come in Spurs' last three away games on a Sunday.

    A man made for the Europa League-Prem-Europa League cycle.

  88. Post update

    Swansea 0-1 Tottenham

    Harry Kane takes a kick to the shins as he battles for the ball with Ashley Williams but he's OK. Excellent wing play at the other end from Jefferson Montero again but his cross is well dealt with.

  89. Manager reaction

    Manchester United 3-0 Liverpool

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal: "We are winning now - six matches in a row is fantastic - but we still have to improve our playing style. Only after the matches against QPR and Hull did I say we dominated the game. We can learn to kill the game more easily."

  90. GREAT SAVE!

    Swansea 0-1 Tottenham

    Lovely, lovely move. Swansea's passing game comes up trumps as Wayne Routledge slides one through into the path of Wilfried Bony. He is still 20 yards out but lets a shot away, low and hard but well held by Hugo Lloris. Promising start to the game from both sides.

  91. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Manchester United 3-0 Liverpool

    Andrew Priestley: Daniel Sturridge is in the USA recovering from injury at a rehabilitation centre. That's why he woke up at 1.30pm our time (see 15:57).

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  92. Post update

    Swansea 0-1 Tottenham

    Despite the early setback, Swansea won't be rattled. They never change their way of play, it's suited them well since their League One days. Patient passing and probing is the order of this, and every day. They haven't got danger duo Gylfi Sigurdsson and Wilfried Bony involved yet.

  93. Post update

    Swansea 0-1 Tottenham

    'He's one of our own!' sing the Tottenham fans about Harry Kane. That's 10 goals for the season now for Kane. Is he the real deal?

    Spurs would move to within two points of rivals Arsenal with a win today.

  94. Post update

    Swansea 0-1 Tottenham

    Former Wales international John Hartson

    BBC Radio 5 live at the Liberty Stadium

    "A great goal from Harry Kane. Angel Rangel is marking Kane, but he bullets the header past the Swansea goalkeeper. Rangel has to be stronger than that. It's too simple for Tottenham, but a great leap all the same."

  95. GOAL

    Swansea 0-1 Tottenham - Harry Kane

    Harry Kane

    What a header that is! Harry Kane, 1970s throwback, rises brilliantly to power over Angel Rangel and head in Christian Eriksen's corner. Can't be long before this lad gets a go for England. He just keeps on scoring.

  96. Manager reaction

    Manchester United 3-0 Liverpool

    Simon Mignolet

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers, on his decision to drop Simon Mignolet for today's match: "I felt after the Basel game I had to make a change. Simon has been fine, he's a good professional. I spoke to him the other day and he accepted it.

    "I don't think Brad Jones had much to do today, other than for the goals. The change is for an indefinite period. I felt Brad did very well for me last year when I needed him, he's a very capable keeper. We have to find solutions all over the squad to be better."

  97. Post update

    Swansea 0-0 Tottenham

    Jefferson Montero

    Jefferson Montero sets off on his first bombastic run down the Swansea left wing. Is there a faster man in the Premier League?

  98. KICK-OFF

    Swansea 0-0 Tottenham

    Spurs get game two of the day up and running.

  99. Text us on 81111

    Swansea v Tottenham (16:00 GMT)

    Steve, Cardiff: Any other Spurs fans wanna see a Mario Balotelli/Roberto Soldado swap?

    Greg, Bushey: Baffled that our top scorer Nacer Chadli remains on the bench. Would have thought a 0-0 draw at home last week may have prompted a change!

  100. Post update

    Swansea v Tottenham (16:00 GMT)

    Time to switch focus to Swansea, where it looks wet and wild. A freezing December afternoon, and time for Spurs to show they can charge up the table? Perhaps.

  101. Post update

    You woke up at half one Daniel?

  102. Player reaction on Twitter

    Manchester United 3-0 Liverpool

    Injured Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge: "Absolutely gutted for everyone. Woke up and watched the game and it hurts. I'm optimistic though and I hope everyone else feels the same. Just know I'm working hard to ensure I'm back healthy. I miss everything about the game. I can't wait to help us be successful."

  103. Post update

    Swansea v Tottenham (16:00 GMT)

    Former Wales international John Hartson

    BBC Radio 5 live at the Liberty Stadium

    "There are some players who are brilliant in training but don't perform on the pitch. Moussa Dembele can drift past players, he can strike it with either foot, he's strong, but you get maybe one good game in three out of him. Tottenham signed Dembele on the back of his wonderful form at Fulham, but he hasn't quite taken it on at Spurs, and he is out of the picture at the minute."

  104. Player reaction

    Manchester United 3-0 Liverpool

    Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata, speaking to BBC Sport: "No game against Liverpool is easy but it was massive for us today. We knew it was massive for our supporters - we pressed hard and scored goals so we did well. We are scoring a lot and not conceding and we just need to keep going and carry on. In the second half, we played really well and it is a good confidence boost for December. It's a busy month so we have to keep focused, we don't have much time to enjoy the wins."

  105. Text us on 81111

    Manchester United 3-0 Liverpool

    Paul, Manchester: If I was a team playing Manchester United I would be worried. How is it that a team can play so badly, have such a shoddy defence but still manage to win? As an opposition player I would be thinking, it doesn't matter what we do they're still going to win!

    Alastair, Wakefield: How have the better team lost? Liverpool may have had composure on the ball and moved it well, but United took their chances so they clearly were the better team and the score shows that.

    Jack M, Manchester: Yes Liverpool created chances but United equally could have had six. Your goalkeeper is there to do a job and David De Gea did his brilliantly today but so did the forwards. More credit please!

  106. Under pressure?

    Manchester United 3-0 Liverpool

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers tells BBC Sport he "does not feel any additional pressure" despite his side's poor run of form.

    "We had huge changes in the summer and that has taken time for us to find our way," says Rodgers.

    "The most important thing for me today was we looked like scoring. Over the course of the season we haven't been creative enough. Raheem Sterling was outstanding, his movement was great, he was just unfortunate not to get a goal.

    "I didn't think it was a 3-0 game. I thought we were the better team in the first half but we gave away disappointing goals today. I think it tells you everything that their goalkeeper was man of the match. Our creativity was good today, probably the best all season."

  107. LINE-UPS

    Swansea v Tottenham (16:00 GMT)

    Swansea: Tremmel, Rangel, Bartley, Williams, Taylor, Britton, Ki, Routledge, Sigurdsson, Montero, Bony. Subs: Amat, Shelvey, Emnes, Dyer, Cornell, Gomis, Richards.

    Tottenham Hotspur: Lloris, Walker, Fazio, Vertonghen, Davies, Mason, Bentaleb, Lamela, Kane, Eriksen, Soldado. Subs: Rose, Chiriches, Vorm, Townsend, Dembele, Chadli, Stambouli.

    Referee: Robert Madley (West Yorkshire)

  108. Manager reaction

    Manchester United 3-0 Liverpool

    David De Gea

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal, speaking to BBC Sport: "I'm proud we have a clean sheet but that is also because David De Gea has superb reactions. We scored fantastic goals - one-touch - and I'm very pleased with that.

    "The last training session gave me a new injury with Marcos Rojo and it was unfortunate to change my line-up again. We gave unnecessary balls away today, that's not good. I will ask the players tomorrow why. I'm very happy but the next match at Aston Villa is important. We have had difficulty in away matches."

  109. Post update

    Swansea v Tottenham (16:00 GMT)

    Former Arsenal defender Martin Keown

    Football Focus

    "When Mauricio Pochettino came in and named Younes Kaboul as captain, I think that put Jan Vertonghen's nose out of joint. Kaboul was somebody he was tussling for a place with, and there has been an inconsistency in his play since then. I would have gone with Vertonghen as captain personally.

    "Harry Kane has been excellent for Tottenham too. He is the fan on the pitch, the one who plays with real heart - you need those players."

  110. Post update

    Swansea City v Tottenham (16:00 GMT)

    John Hartson

    BBC Radio 5 live at the Liberty Stadium

    "Swansea are as strong as they can be. They are without their first choice goalkeeper but Gerhard Tremmel has come in and he played a few games last season. Neil Taylor is back as well, but Swansea conceded three at West Ham last week - they will have to perform far better. They have pace out wide with Jefferson Montero and Wayne Routledge, the clever passing and goalscoring threat of Gylfi Sigurdsson in midfield, and he links up really well with Wilfried Bony."

  111. Manager reaction

    Manchester United 3-0 Liverpool

    Louis van Gaal

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal on Sky Sports: "I think we have scored wonderful goals. We also kept the shape very good. In spite of the goals we gave a lot of chances away. That was every time we gave unnecessary passes away and that is how we have to improve.

    You can always say that some players are the most influential in a game and of course David De Gea has a big influence. He did it very well but I can mention others who were also very good and had a big influence.

    "You can single out as many players as you want. Yes, Michael Carrick did well in defence. I said it was an all-English defence today but then Jonny Evans corrected me and told me his is from Northern Ireland. So a British defence."

  112. Post update

    Swansea v Tottenham (16:00 GMT)

    Former Arsenal defender Martin Keown

    Football Focus

    "Sometimes statistics can cloud things but that's not true of Gylfi Sigurdsson. They tell me at Reading that he is the best ever player to come out of there, and that he is an intelligent guy as well - he did his A-levels while he was there.

    "For me, Tottenham missed a trick in letting Sigurdsson go. It's great to see him developing, and you wonder if Swansea are going to struggle to hold on to him again if he keeps on rising like this."

  113. Post update

    Swansea v Tottenham (16:00 GMT)

    Former Manchester United defender Phil Neville

    Football Focus

    "It's a great partnership between Gylfi Sigurdsson and Wilfried Bony. Swansea have scored 20 goals this season and they have been involved in most of them. Swansea have quality, particularly in the final third. They struggle away from home but they can be formidable when they're at home."

  114. Post update

    Swansea City v Tottenham (16:00 GMT)

    More reaction to come from Old Trafford, but our second game of the day is about to start in Wales. Will Gylfi Sigurdsson and Wilfried Bony be the key duo?

  115. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Manchester United 3-0 Liverpool

    Chris Hussey: That's six on the bounce for Manchester United now. Imagine what'll happen when we play well?!

    Some Body: Edit out the goals and play it back and anyone would think the winners had to be Liverpool. Tactics OK, finishing not.

    Joel Salmon: Plaudits should go to Antonio Valencia. Hasn't played well for two years but ripped Liverpool apart today. And strong defensively.

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  116. Post update

    Manchester United 3-0 Liverpool

    Louis van Gaal praises his side for scoring 'wonderful goals' but is also unhappy about his side's poor passing again.

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    Manchester United 3-0 Liverpool

    Former Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina, now at Bayern Munich: "Liverpool would not have lost the game if not for David De Gea. Four one-on-one saves! Harsh result though. Very unfair I'd say."

  118. Manager reaction

    Manchester United 3-0 Liverpool

    Brendan Rodgers

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers, speaking to Sky Sports: "I thought we had done enough to win the game, it epitomised our season really. We created so many chances today and David De Gea was man of the match. He's had four or five games like that this season. David's a top class goalkeeper and his ability to make saves is outstanding but his distribution is also excellent, he knows when to go short and when to go long.

    "We also made defensive mistakes and that cost us today. We've just got to keep working, we know what the solutions are and hopefully the confidence will return. We came here last season and it was the reverse scoreline, today we were the better side in the first half but you can't concede the goals we did. We nearly went in front and they went up the other end and scored because we lost our runner from the midfield area.

    "Today, we created opportunities which we haven't been doing. I'll keep searching for the solutions. It's been difficult this year but that's the way it works. It's clear we haven't scored or created enough goals."

  119. Post update

    Manchester United 3-0 Liverpool

    Is it acceptable for a manager to keep saying that he knows what the problems are and they are the same problems he's had all season? Or does he need to have solutions?

  120. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Manchester United 3-0 Liverpool

    Gary Lineker

    BBC Sport

    "Is it really only nine months ago that Manchester United were walloped 3-0 by Liverpool at Old Trafford? How quickly things can change."

  121. Text us on 81111

    Manchester United 3-0 Liverpool

    Peter, Reading: The talk will all be about David De Gea's saves but Wayne Rooney was man of the match for me. Bossed midfield like the Paul Scholes of old.

    Tom, Brighton: Easily the better team lost. Plenty of positives to take from the game, just need to start taking a couple of chances and we might have a decent second half of the season!

    Noah: Liverpool created good chances but once again the lack of a good replacement for Luis Suarez has shown. Rodgers brought in all the wrong players and the team from last year don't look like they're playing for him anymore.

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  122. Post update

    Manchester United 3-0 Liverpool

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says that today epitomises their season. He stresses that his side made enough chances but couldn't score, and still made defensive errors.

    Same old problems? Any signs of progress?

  123. Post update

    Manchester United 3-0 Liverpool

    Former England captain Alan Shearer

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "Brendan Rodgers can't blame anybody but the team today. Rodgers will say how many chances Liverpool created, but they conceded three goals and looked poor defensively again. It's been said it's better to be a lucky manager than a good one. Manchester United gave all those chances away but they are winning football matches. You think next that surely somewhere along the line the team will start to pick up their performances too. But title challengers? Not for me."

  124. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Manchester United 3-0 Liverpool

    Seamus in Warsaw: Conceding three against this Manchester United side is not a problem, not punishing their rubbish defence is a big one! Ask Leicester City?

    Howard Horner: De Gea is to Manchester United this season what Luis Suarez was to Liverpool last season. Single-handedly papering over cracks.

    Jonjo Hedges: What happened to Dejan Lovren since leaving Southampton? He was fantastic a year ago, now he's just nothing more than awful.

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  125. Player reaction

    Manchester United 3-0 Liverpool

    Robin Van Persie

    Manchester United striker Robin van Persie: "The fans were brilliant today. Again, they were our 12th man. And again, David (De Gea) was outstanding. He was brilliant - it's not often a team wins 3-0 and the goalkeeper is man of the match.

    "I think Michael Carrick made the difference today, he is so confident on the ball. All of the defenders were calm today."

  126. Post update

    Manchester United 3-0 Liverpool

    For the avoidance of any doubt, Robin van Persie confirms that he did get a touch on for Juan Mata's second goal. So that rubberstamps the fact that Mata was offside.

    "I have to be honest," Van Persie says. "But you can put that down as an assist!"

  127. Post update

    Manchester United 3-0 Liverpool

    Former Wales international John Hartson

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "Liverpool were by far the better side in the first 20 minutes but the game is about goals. If you take the lead at Old Trafford as the away side then it is a different game. Not taking their chances has cost Liverpool today. There were lots of changes in the line-up, but the result is not good enough. It's a 3-0 defeat. "

  128. Team News

    Swansea City v Tottenham (16:00 GMT)

    Swansea make two changes as Gerhard Tremmel replaces the suspended Lukasz Fabianski in goal, while Neil Taylor returns to the fold after a ban in place of Jazz Richards.

    Tottenham make nine changes from their Europa League defeat at Besiktas for their visit to the Liberty Stadium.

    Hugo Lloris returns in goal to make his 100th Spurs appearance as only Kyle Walker and Roberto Soldado retain their places.

    Swansea XI: Tremmel, Rangel, Bartley, Williams, Taylor, Britton, Ki, Routledge, Sigurdsson, Montero, Bony.

    Tottenham XI: Lloris, Walker, Fazio, Vertonghen, Davies; Bentaleb, Mason, Eriksen, Kane, Lamela, Soldado.

  129. Post update

    Manchester United 3-0 Liverpool

    Mario Balotelli leaves the field chuntering away to himself. It was a typically manic cameo from Mario today. Missed chances, brilliant efforts, yellow cards and plenty of attitude. Should he have started?

  130. Post update

    Manchester United 3-0 Liverpool

    Former Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "Liverpool had a lot of their chances at 0-0 and 1-0. Everybody knows goals change games and we can imagine what the headlines tomorrow will be. But anybody who has watched the game will know that Liverpool had a host of chances and played the best they have for a while. Maybe, maybe it is something they can build on. They have to have a regular back four and a goalkeeper. If you keep making defensive changes, every single game, it is impossible to have solidity at the back."

  131. Post update

    Manchester United 3-0 Liverpool

    Former England captain Alan Shearer

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "It's a story of missed chances for Liverpool. Yes they have played well to create those chances, but still in the last 20 minutes of the first half and for spells in this second half, they were very poor defensively. I would not be scared of playing Manchester United either though. They have been poor defensively as well. They are good going forward - I wouldn't say great - but with the players they have they always look like conceding."

  132. FULL-TIME

    Manchester United 3-0 Liverpool

    David De Gea turns and salutes the crowd. What a display, and six wins in a row for the home side.

  133. INJURY TIME

    Manchester United 3-0 Liverpool

    THREE MINUTES added on. Blow up now ref, this one's long gone.

  134. Post update

    Manchester United 3-0 Liverpool

    Kolo Toure gives away a cheap free-kick. Manchester United replace Phil Jones with Paddy McNair. He wasn't supposed to be back today and he's nearly got through the full 90.

  135. GREAT SAVE!

    Manchester United 3-0 Liverpool

    Great save at the other end! Robin van Persie pulls the ball out of the sky with a wonderful touch and loops in a strike which Brad Jones tips over the top. Top stop.

  136. Post update

    Manchester United 3-0 Liverpool

    David de Gea

    That's why Mario Balotelli shoots on sight! What an effort that is, pinging one just past the top corner from 25 yards. He is all action.

    Then David De Gea saves again from Balotelli! Unbeatable.

  137. Text us on 81111

    Manchester United 3-0 Liverpool

    Craig, South Manchester: David De Gea outstanding today but Ashley Young looks like a new player in that wing-back role. Urgent and tenacious and not a dive in sight.

    Andrew: Re: 74 mins, to be fair, you could make an argument Liverpool have been as dominant today as they were in March.

    JB: Manchester United six wins on the trot and still not playing well. If they ever truly get into form they could be frightening.

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  138. GREAT SAVE!

    Manchester United 3-0 Liverpool

    Saved again! David De Gea is an absolute wall. Mario Balotelli drills in a low shot from 10 yards and the Spaniard just flops on it. What a keeper he has turned into.

  139. Post update

    Manchester United 3-0 Liverpool

    Chief football writer Phil McNulty at Old Trafford

    "Manchester United fans revelling in their victory now and hard to blame them - Liverpool supporters were in rampant mood when they handed out a 3-0 thrashing here in March. Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers may point to missed chances but this is unlikely to cut any ice after a defeat like this."

  140. Post update

    Manchester United 3-0 Liverpool

    This last few minutes could be painful for Liverpool. United look full of confidence now and are moving the ball very well.

  141. Post update

    Manchester United 3-0 Liverpool

    Former England captain Alan Shearer

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "Radamel Falcao, what a great time it is for him to come on. Liverpool are leaving gaps in defence left right and centre. He can smell goals."

  142. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Manchester United 3-0 Liverpool

    Brendan Rodgers

    David McQueen: Brendan Rodgers should be axed purely for Dejan Lovren. Worst defender ever,

    David Mackay: Think Rodgers' days are numbered now.

    Saidmadrid: The score doesn't reflect what has happened on the pitch. David De Gea man of the match.

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  143. SUBSTITUTION

    Manchester United 3-0 Liverpool

    Radamel Falcao

    Here comes Radamel Falcao - and Wayne Rooney gets 15 minutes off. Midfield enforcer, goalscorer today. He gets a huge ovation.

  144. Post update

    Manchester United 3-0 Liverpool

    Nine months ago, Liverpool were dominant in a 3-0 win at Old Trafford. Today they are staring at a 3-0 defeat - but United have hardly been dominant. What they have got is a wonderful knack of scoring every chance they create.

  145. Scottish football latest

    Celtic complete a convincing 4-1 win over St Mirren to stretch their lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership to six points ahead of Inverness Caledonian Thistle, who suffered a shock 4-0 defeat at home to Partick Thistle yesterday. Captain Scott Brown scored a double as St Mirren suffered defeat in their first game under caretaker manager Gary Teale and the Paisley side end the weekend a point behind Ross County, who drew with Motherwell yesterday, at the bottom of the table.

  146. Post update

    Manchester United 3-0 Liverpool

    Former England captain Alan Shearer

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "That is what happens when you don't take your chances. Trying to push forward, Liverpool left three on three at the back. And then it is Wayne Rooney, Juan Mata and Robin van Persie against Liverpool's back three - that spells trouble. Van Persie had a bit of help in the goal from Dejan Lovren's poor clearance, but there was no suggestion of offside this time. A lovely pass to find him from Juan Mata."

  147. YELLOW CARD

    Manchester United 3-0 Liverpool

    What was he doing there, Dejan Lovren? So much time, so much time. So little composure.

    Mario Balotelli is booked. That has been coming too.

  148. GOAL

    Manchester United 3-0 Liverpool - Robin van Persie

    Robin van Persie

    Horrible, horrible defending! Dear oh dear. Wayne Rooney plays the ball across, Dejan Lovren has all the time in the North West to clear his lines but instead scuffs a panicked clearance straight to the feet of Juan Mata. Mata has time to look up and slide a pass to his right where Robin van Persie is free, onside and with an open goal. He does not miss.

  149. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Manchester United 2-0 Liverpool

    Oletu MM R: David De Gea just stop it. STOP. IT. You are absolute QUALITY. Manchester United's player of the season. Just give it to him already.

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  150. SUBSTITUTION

    Manchester United 2-0 Liverpool

    United forward James Wilson is off, and on comes Ander Herrera. Hardly saw the ball today Wilson, One for the future.

  151. Post update

    Manchester United 2-0 Liverpool

    David de Gea has already made six saves in this game; he has only ever managed more once at Old Trafford in the Premier League (nine v Tottenham in August 2011).

    Into the last 20 minutes.

  152. Post update

    Manchester United 2-0 Liverpool

    Former England captain Alan Shearer

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "Once again Liverpool got in behind the Manchester United back three, Raheem Sterling picked out Mario Balotelli, but De Gea makes an outstanding save. Another big opportunity missed for Liverpool. The away side have had the majority of possession in this half, they are pressing really high and are not letting Manchester United out. But on the one occasion United did manage to build something, Robin van Persie should have scored."

  153. SUBSTITUTION

    Manchester United 2-0 Liverpool

    Mario Balotelli

    From the following corner Mario Balotelli almost turns in the loose ball. He's involved.

    On comes Lazar Markovic for Alberto Moreno.

  154. HITS THE WOODWORK

    Manchester United 2-0 Liverpool

    David de Gea saves

    Good claim from Brad Jones, he's had a good game back in the Liverpool goal. But he's not in this man's class!

    What a save from David de Gea! Raheem Sterling picks out Mario Balotelli, 12 yards out, he smashes in a shot and De Gea turns it onto the crossbar. Wonderful goalkeeping.

  155. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Manchester United 2-0 Liverpool

    Ash: Not sure if he's lacking confidence, mind is elsewhere or just hasn't got his shooting boots on, but Raheem Sterling should've had four by now.

    Conor McMeekin: Mario Balotelli has to be up there with the worst striker in the league. All he does is shoot any time he gets the ball, awful!

    Bruce Ha: Since he got cautioned, every time Marouane Fellaini gets close to the ball it make me nervous. Louis van Gaal please do something!

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  156. Post update

    Manchester United 2-0 Liverpool

    Chief football writer Phil McNulty at Old Trafford

    "Liverpool again acquitting themselves well at the start of the second half but sympathy for their plight has to be in short supply when they (or to be specific, Raheem Sterling) have wasted such great chances. Radamel Falcao has been given a rousing reception by the Stretford End and seems certain to be introduced shortly."

  157. CLOSE!

    Manchester United 2-0 Liverpool

    Robin Van Persie

    Proof that Manchester United can miss a chance! Antonio Valencia is again the creator on the right, really looking back to something like his best as he flashes in a low cross, Robin van Persie has a clear sighter six yards out - but slices it wide. Should be three.

  158. Post update

    Manchester United 2-0 Liverpool

    Brendan Rodgers

    Liverpool keep the ball well, moving to the edge of the United penalty area before checking out and coming all the way back into their own half. And then repeat. If you won points for successive passes Brendan Rodgers' side would be in business.

  159. Text us on 81111

    Manchester United 2-0 Liverpool

    Bill, Hereford: Raheem Sterling isn't happy because he's not being offered enough money? Needs to learn how to score when he's got an open goal before he thinks he's worth more money.

    Alistair: Oh for Daniel Sturridge in Sterling's role today.

    Peter: Louis van Gaal has taken Manchester United back to where Sir Alex Ferguson had them in 2012-13. Not much possession but ruthless counters.

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  160. Post update

    Manchester United 2-0 Liverpool

    Approaching the last third of the game. Raheem Sterling loses the ball and then has a shot blocked by Phil Jones. Story of the game.

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    Manchester United 2-0 Liverpool

    Queens Park Rangers defender Rio Ferdinand

    "David De Gea entering Edwin van der Sar and Peter Schmeichel status fast at this rate with his performances!"

  162. Post update

    Manchester United 2-0 Liverpool

    Mario Balotelli

    Mario Balotelli twice shoots from north of 40 yards. I mean I'm all for ambition but come on now...

    He is a sideshow though. You can't help but watch his every move.

  163. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Manchester United 2-0 Liverpool

    Shaunyshaun: How many chances does Raheem Sterling need? Don't see the hype. If Real Madrid want him then lets cash in and buy a goalscorer.

    Donovan Dunn: Third suicide pass from Jonny Evans this season. Shocking on the ball. First division quality at best. David De Gea with the monumental save.

    David McNaught: De Gea 3 -0 Sterling.

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  164. Post update

    Manchester United 2-0 Liverpool

    James Wilson

    United youngster James Wilson has been very quiet this evening but he does pop up in a dangerous spot and has no hesitation in letting fly. He's 25 yards out, on his left foot, but he cracks one into the Stretford End. Radamel Falcao still to come of course.

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    Former Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "Mario Balotelli, I'm not sure if it is his last chance today. But every single manger who has taken him on has done so thinking they can change him. It is quite obvious you cannot change him. Jose Mourinho was asked to give one word to sum him up when he was at Inter Milan. "Unmanageable.""

  166. Post update

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    Raheem Sterling

    It was Jonny Evans who played the disastrous backpass for that Raheem Sterling chance. Awful.

    Quite how Liverpool didn't score remains a mystery...

  167. Post update

    Manchester United 2-0 Liverpool

    Former England captain Alan Shearer

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "Like in the first half, Liverpool in these early stages have had the possession and created good opportunities. That was an absolute sitter for Raheem Sterling. It has to be a goal. They will regret missing all these chances. I wasn't surprised at seeing Mario Balotelli coming on, but I am surprised at seeing Adam Lallana coming off. I thought he was one of Liverpool's better players."

  168. Post update

    Manchester United 2-0 Liverpool

    Straight after that Raheem Sterling chance, Manchester United counter and Wayne Rooney has a shot saved. Almost a carbon copy of the opening goal!

  169. SITTER!

    Manchester United 2-0 Liverpool

    Raheem Sterling

    Mario Balotelli scuffs a 60-yard crossfield ball straight to Ashley Young. He doesn't know the meaning of the word simple ball.

    And what a miss! Again it's Raheem Sterling who has the chance, he reads a terrible backpass, is clean through on goal but his finish is so tame and David De Gea saves it easily. Four chances for Sterling. No goals.

  170. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Manchester United 2-0 Liverpool

    Dan Postlethwaite: Mario Balotelli warming up (see 14:22), he's been warming up for three months!

    John Knox: How out of favour must Fabio Borini be? Surely he'd be the perfect striker for the way we're trying to get a goal.

    Mike: Odds on a second half Balotelli hat-trick?

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  171. Post update

    Manchester United 2-0 Liverpool

    Mario Balotelli's first touch gives the ball away but he then wins a free-kick in a good area. The ball is too high for him and United clear. An early Liverpool goal changes everything.

    And that is a chance! Raheem Sterling crosses from the left, Jordan Henderson arrives on it but heads over the bar.

  172. KICK-OFF

    Manchester United 2-0 Liverpool

    Game on! Mario Balotelli goes straight up front.

  173. SUBSTITUTION

    Manchester United 2-0 Liverpool

    The players are back out, and Mario Balotelli is on. He's replacing Adam Lallana.

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    Manchester United 2-0 Liverpool

    Manchester City legend Francis Lee: Two very moderate teams here both giving the ball away for fun.

  175. Scottish football latest

    Anthony Stokes surely makes the points completely safe for Celtic as the Scottish Premiership leaders capitalise on a defensive error to stretch their lead to 4-1. Managerless St Mirren are destined to end the weekend one point adrift at the bottom.

    You can follow all the action in our live text on the BBC website.

  176. Post update

    Manchester United 2-0 Liverpool

    Manchester United will be five points behind city rivals City if they win this one. Is a title charge possible for Louis van Gaal?

  177. Post update

    Manchester United 2-0 Liverpool

    Mark Lawrenson

    Football Analyst

    "Super Mario Balotelli is out warming up and he is definitely coming on. As for whom I'm not sure - but he wouldn't be warming up if he wasn't coming on I can tell you that much. Liverpool have tried to play 3-4-3, but Adam Lallana seems to disappear on the Liverpool left. That has left Alberto Moreno with no support in defending Antonio Valencia - and it's down that flank where the majority of Manchester United's attacks are coming from. Raheem Sterling has had two outstanding chances and if you don't take your chances at Old Trafford, United punish you."

  178. Post update

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    Former England captain Alan Shearer

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "Manchester United are on top because they have taken their chances. Liverpool have had two very good chances and one decent chance, all falling to Raheem Sterling. United have had two and stuck them both away. The problem area for Liverpool is down their left - whenever Antonio Valencia gets the ball he is causing Alberto Moreno problems. Liverpool now have decisions to make - do they go for it and risk leaving themselves more open at the back? Four or five goals would be a disaster for them."

  179. Midfield maestro

    Manchester United 2-0 Liverpool

    Wayne Rooney

    Wayne Rooney is the new Paul Scholes. Or David Platt.

    Playing in midfield this afternoon, he's had one touch within 25 yards of goal, and buried it.

  180. Post update

    Manchester United 2-0 Liverpool

    Mario Balotelli is out warming up at Old Trafford. Well that's pushing it. He's doing some tentative stretches and a jog. He must be cold Mario, he's wearing several layers and some massive gloves.

    Could he come on and spark a revival? He's had success on this ground before.

  181. Post update

    Manchester United 2-0 Liverpool

    Six wins in a row then for Manchester United? Imagine what they can do when they start playing well...

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    Manchester United 2-0 Liverpool

    Queens Park Rangers defender Rio Ferdinand

    "Offside, but two bits of wing-play has made the difference. Get a yard or two and put the ball in the danger area to be dispatched!"