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Summary

  1. Man U winning run halted by 10-man Villa
  2. Lamela & Kane goals as Spurs beat Burnley
  3. West Ham 2-0 Leicester (Carroll, Downing)
  4. Southampton beat Everton 3-0
  5. Austin hat-trick as QPR edge West Brom

Live Reporting

By Tom Rostance, Marc Higginson and Mike Henson

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    Rightio, we are going to let Jonathan Jureko take the baton on from here.

    He will take you through the thrills and spills of the Club World Cup final, with regular updates from Roma v AC Milan.

    Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale will have to go some to outshine Charlie Austin though. And I better they can't knock up a garden wall as neatly either.

    Laters...

  2. Post update

    Jurgen Klopp

    Remember the days when Jurgen Klopp was such a sunny, chipper fella?

    There is not a lot of smiling going on at Borussia Dortmund this season.

    The 2012-13 Champions League runners up, the 2011-12 Bundesliga champions are now bottom but one of their domestic league after losing to Werder Bremen today.

    They will drop to the foot of the table if Freiburg beat mid-table Hannover on Sunday.

  3. Post update

    Nottm Forest 1-1 Leeds

    Former Leeds striker Noel Whelan on BBC Radio Leeds

    "I think it was a fair result. Leeds had some luck with the two Forest goals ruled out for offside but they showed a doggedness we had not seen in many away games. Yes there were lapses in concentration but Leeds dug out a result and that is what they have been looking for, for a very long time."

  4. FULL-TIME

    Nottm Forest 1-1 Leeds

  5. Post update

    Nottm Forest 1-1 Leeds

    Forest's Britt Assombalonga climbs, wins the header and cradles his head in his hands as his attempt drops just wide with Marco Silvestri struggling to make up the ground.

    One minute left.

  6. INJURY TIME

    Nottm Forest 1-1 Leeds

    Four minutes of injury-time and Forest's Henri Lansbury wastes a presentable chance (and some time), punting over the bar on the half-volley as the ball sits up invitingly for him.

  7. Coming up - Club World Cup final

    Real Madrid v San Lorenzo (19:30 GMT)

    Club World Cup final

    If you think we are almost done for football action today, think again. We only have the not-so-small matter of the Club World Cup final coming up between Real Madrid and San Lorenzo.

    Madrid are the hot favourites, with Cristiano Ronaldo certainly looking very relaxed in training this week.

    Real are aiming for a 22nd consecutive win in all competitions and add the trophy to their Champions League, Copa Del Rey and European Super Cup crowns.

    San Lorenzo are attempting to become the first Argentine side to win the tournament since it started in its current format in 2005.

    Live coverage on this very website has just started with updates from the Italian Serie A match between Roma and AC Milan thrown into the mix for you lucky, lucky people.

  8. Post update

    Nottm Forest 1-1 Leeds

    Souleymane Doukara almost has an instant impact for Leeds, drilling a low shot into the knees of Karl Darlow from distance.

    Just three minutes left.

  9. Post update

    Nottm Forest 1-1 Leeds

    Inside the last 10 minutes and Nottingham Forest are still knocking on the door, with the winner proving elusive.

    Chris Burke curls a shot wide from the edge of the box in their latest attempt.

    Leeds boss Neil Redfearn goes for fresh legs up top, bringing off Mirco Antenucci and sending Souleymane Doukara into the fray.

  10. FULL-TIME

    Levante 1-1 Real Sociedad

    What's Spanish for, well, whatever David Moyes is trying to say to the referee at full-time.

    His Real Sociedad side have been denied victory against Levante by a 93rd-minute penalty decision. Empato Ivanschitz steps up to convert and Sociedad stay in 14th.

  11. Join the debate on the BBC Sport Facebook page

    Aston Villa 1-1 Manchester United

    Stephane Vu-hoang: Manchester City now have the edge when it comes to grinding out results. They weren't convincing but produced that bit of magic when it counted. Yes Falcao's goal was world class but when Aston Villa were down to 10 men we were too desperate. That's inexperience. Louis van Gaal, with no real central defenders, couldn't have expected more.

    I rate Paul Lambert very highly and I understand why Liverpool are so desperate to get Fabian Delph and why we need Ron Vlaar. They were outstanding tonight. A draw puts our title hopes to bed but it still cements our position. City will not drop any points over the Christmas period that's for sure.

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  12. Get involved

    606 phone-in

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Over on BBC Radio 5 live, 606 is in full swing and Darren Fletcher and Robbie Savage are taking your calls. Lines are open and you can have your say.

    Phil, a Liverpool fan, wants Tony Pulis to replace Brendan Rodgers at Anfield if they lose at home to Arsenal tomorrow.

    Kevin, a Leicester fan, says: "If Nigel Pearson is a man, he will will resign."

    Call 0500 909693, text 85058, or it's @bbc606 on social media.

  13. Post update

    Nottm Forest 1-1 Leeds

    Quarter of an hour to go and Nottingham Forest are cranking up the pressure. Robert Tesche's fierce long ranger is pushed away by Marco Silvestri before Henri Lansbury thumps just wide of the near post.

    Mirco Antenucci is on his own up front for Leeds now, a long, long way from his team-mates.

  14. Text us on 81111

    Paul, Wigan: Father Christmas please remember my beloved Wigan Athletic... We have so many problems on and off the field that it's hard to know where to start with what we need you to help with.

    Wigan lost at home to Rotherham this afternoon and are six points shy of safety at the foot of the Championship. Get in touch using #bbcfootball on Twitter, text us on 81111 (UK only), or post a comment on the BBC Sport Facebook or Google+ page.

  15. SUBSTITUTION

    Nottm Forest 1-1 Leeds

    Billy Sharp catches a volley sweetly, but Karl Darlow in the Forest goal is equal to it.

    Leeds make a change, bringing on the towering Steve Morison to replace the considerably less towering Adryan.

  16. Post update

    Nottm Forest 1-1 Leeds

    Former Leeds striker Noel Whelan on BBC Radio Leeds

    On Matty Fryatt's second disallowed goal for offside: "That is a lifeline again for Leeds United. There were two men left free there. They need to start learning from this. I'm not sure they should be showing it on the screen but you have to have some sympathy for Forest."

  17. DISALLOWED FOREST GOAL

    Nottm Forest 1-1 Leeds

    Matty Fryatt pounces on a knockdown, rifling a half-volley past Marco Silvestri.

    But the flag is up. And to the Forest fans' ire the City Ground big screens show a replay showing the former Leicester man was level with the last defender.

    Stuart Pearce makes sure that the fourth official knows that he has spotted his colleague's mistake as well.

  18. Post update

    Nottm Forest 1-1 Leeds

    Nottingham Forest are coming on strong. Jack Hunt fluffs an inviting volleyed chance at a tight angle before Michail Antonio stretches Marco Silvestri with a dipping long-ranger.

  19. Text us on 81111

    Nottm Forest 1-1 Leeds

    Dan, London: Really great to see Danny Fox's spectacular beard (17:47) in support of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. A very worthy cause that doesn't receive too much media exposure - well done!

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  20. Post update

    Nottm Forest 1-1 Leeds

    Former Leeds striker Noel Whelan on BBC Radio Leeds

    "We were just talking about character and that is such a pressure kick. Billy Sharp wanted the ball and he stepped up confidently and smashed the ball into the goal."

  21. GOAL

    Nottm Forest 1-1 Leeds - Billy Sharp (pen 54 mins)

    Billy Sharp scores a penalty

    Forget placement, just thrash the thing. Billy Sharp goes for power and Karl Darlow doesn't stand a chance. If had got a hand to it he would have needed medical attention.

  22. PENALTY TO LEEDS

    Nottm Forest 1-0 Leeds

    Sam Byram goes down under the challenge of Danny Fox and the ref points to the spot...

  23. Vote result

    We asked you to have your say on whether you think West Ham will qualify for Europe.

    The Hammers are fourth in the Premier League after beating Leicester this afternoon, but the majority of voters expect them to slip back down the table, with 37% saying they will finish high enough to earn a European place.

    Thanks for voting.

  24. Hartlepool consider Ched Evans signing

    New Hartlepool United manager Ronnie Moore has confirmed he would like to sign convicted rapist Ched Evans.

    Evans, 25, was released in October after serving half of a five-year sentence for the rape a 19-year-old woman in a hotel room in 2011.

    Moore, who took charge of the Football League's bottom club this week, has confirmed his interest in Wales and ex-Sheffield United striker Evans.

    "It's a possibility," he said after Saturday's 1-1 home draw with Oxford.

  25. KICK-OFF

    Nottm Forest 1-0 Leeds

    Back under way at the City Ground.

  26. Premier League reaction on Twitter

    Aston Villa 1-1 Manchester United

    Injured Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera: "Well done mates! One more point to keep us in the top positions. I can't be with the team today due to a little injury, but I will be ready again soon. Cheers to everyone!"

  27. Keep on running

    An extraordinary story here for you. If anyone's thinking about taking up running to shed some pounds post Christmas, read on.

    Former Olympian Ron Hill has completed his ambitious goal of running at least a mile a day for 50 years.

    Dr Hill, who started to log runs on 20 December 1964, finished Manchester's 5km Heaton Park parkrun earlier.

    The 76 year old, who lives in Hyde but grew up in Accrington, Lancashire, has competed in three Olympic Games and has won gold at the Commonwealth Games.

    The distance recorded in his log book adds up to 160,000 miles, or running around the world more than six times.

  28. Post update

    Aston Villa 1-1 Manchester United

    Jermaine Jenas

    Former England midfielder on Final Score

    Aston Villa players react to red card

    On the challenge on Ashley Young that saw Gabriel Agbonlahor sent off: "I know Gabby and he is not that type of player. The challenge did look forceful and late but for me it wasn't a red card.

    "Fabian Delph was a huge part of Aston Villa's early season, he goes past players, get his tackles in getting him back to full fitness will be a real boost and Christian Benteke is another still finding his way back from injury. Villa are probably halfway to safety now, but perhaps the players and fans will want more."

  29. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Aston Villa 1-1 Manchester United

    Brit in Germany: Embarrassing result for Manchester United. Playing against a mid-table team with several injuries and 10 men. Title winners? No chance.

    Ben Hibburd: Where was the United negativity when we beat Liverpool 3-0 last week? People constantly over-reacting to one result.

    Shane Long: United drop points for the first time since 2 November and the world comes crashing down.

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  30. HALF-TIME

    Nottm Forest 1-0 Leeds

  31. Post update

    Nottm Forest 1-0 Leeds

    Former Leeds striker Noel Whelan on BBC Radio Leeds

    "Matty Fryatt comes off the goalkeeper and nobody marks him. It is a tap-in for him. Stephen Warnock should be marking him and once the first header is won it is a simple finish."

  32. GOAL

    Nottm Forest 1-0 Leeds - Matty Fryatt (45 mins)

    Forest lead with a soft goal from a corner. Slack marking allows Michael Mancienne to head the ball goalwards and Matty Fryatt - who had one incorrectly ruled out earlier on - is in the right place to steer the ball home.

  33. Post update

    QPR 3-2 West Brom

    Martin Keown

    Former Arsenal defender on Final Score

    "Charlie Austin is living the dream. There is a certainty about him that everything is going well. I was in the Arsenal team with Ian Wright and he was very similar. Once he got one goal he wanted more. Austin will be bouncing around now picking up every newspaper in London, because he is the headline."

    The Morning Star will love the ex-bricklayer tearing up the big league.

  34. Post update

    QPR 3-2 West Brom

    Jermaine Jenas

    Former England midfielder on Final Score

    Charlie Austin

    "Charlie Austin works really hard on his game but he also has that special knack that you can't train and that is being at the right place at the right time. That is so important, and with his goals and his work ethic, QPR have a player they really have to look after. He missed a penalty earlier this season and I spoke to him about that. He just said that he would pick the ball up again the next time and put it in the back of the net."

  35. Post update

    QPR 3-2 West Brom

    Charlie Austin

    If Roy Hodgson wants a scouting report on Charlie Austin, someone tweet him these stats. Not a lot of arguing with those.

  36. SUBSTITUTION

    Nottm Forest 0-0 Leeds

    This game has descended into a scrappy affair. Forest make a change up front as Britt Assombalonga replaces Dexter Blackstock, into the last five minutes of the first half.

  37. Post update

    Hull City 0-1 Swansea City

    Jermaine Jenas

    Former England midfielder on Final Score

    "Sometimes when you bring in quality players to a team with a hard work ethic, they don't always buy into that ethic and the team can struggle. Abel Hernandez, he was brought in with the money Hull received from the sale of Shane Long and at the beginning of the season he was the man, but since then he has come off the boil."

  38. Text us on 81111

    Sy in Ken: A sign of how things have changed at Upton Park. I feel disappointed that West Ham only won 2-0!

    Jeff in Gosport: Good solid point for Villa, shouldn't have been a red. If I was a Man Utd fan, I'd be worried.

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  39. Manager reaction

    Hull City 0-1 Swansea City

    Hull manager Steve Bruce:

    "There are no excuses, there was nothing in it in the first half. But the deflected goal sent us backward. In the second half we got what we deserved - which was nothing. We have to be bigger and better all around the pitch.

    "This afternoon, the more we tried the worse we got. Swansea didn't have to do too much to win the game and we didn't do enough.

    "It would have been a soft penalty [at the end of the game] if we had got it but we need something to fall for us. We need a shot deflected in like Swansea's to turn us around a bit.

    "We can make excuses that we have players injured and suspended but I still believe the team we had out there was better than that performance.

    "There is always scrutiny on Premier League managers and if you go six, seven, eight weeks without a victory then it is your turn. But you go on.

    "We need something to turn for us and I'm still convinced we will be OK."

  40. Post update

    Hull City 0-1 Swansea City

    Garry Monk

    Swansea manager Garry Monk: "We defended extremely well I can't really remember them having a clear-cut chance.

    "It was always going to be tough to get the flowing football we wanted but when you look at the chances we created we could have had a few more goals.

    "Three points is the most important thing.

    "The players that came in had to be resilient when they have not had as many games as some other players but they dug in.

    "We don't want to be looking over our shoulders but hunting the teams in front of us."

  41. Post update

    Nottm Forest 0-0 Leeds

    Danny Fox

    Just look at it. I can't stop reacting to Danny Fox's beard. It's the brightest thing about this game so far, anyway.

    What does former England man and Forest boss Stuart Pearce make of that?

  42. Post update

    QPR 3-2 West Brom

    Charlie Austin on Twitter

    Charlie Austin on Twitter: Happy Christmas everyone! #hattrick #matchball #QPRfamily

  43. Is Pellegrini praised enough?

    Manchester City 3-0 Crystal Palace

    Jermaine Jenas

    Former England midfielder on Final Score

    Manuel Pellegrini

    "Manuel Pellegrini is at Manchester City and they are the champions. It should be the norm that they have these kind of winning streaks, and they should be in the latter stages of the Champions League. Credit is given where credit's due, but Pellegrini should get the plaudits if City lift trophies at the end of the season."

  44. Manager reaction

    West Ham 2-0 Leicester

    Nigel Pearson

    Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson: "The first goal we conceded was a big blow for us, the second was a quality finish from Stewart Downing and we continue to not be able to take our chances. Their goalkeeper made three saves and our players are very disappointed, but our destiny is still in our own hands.

    "I can look my players in their eyes and see they are very much up for the challenge. We have seen enough positive performances to suggest we will turn it around but we have to do it soon.

    "It is not a case of shirking the responsibility or sticking my head in the sand. I'm very aware of our situation, but we are capable of changing it."

  45. Post update

    West Ham 2-0 Leicester

    Jermaine Jenas

    Former England midfielder on Final Score

    "Not many teams are going to go to West Ham and get a result this season. Leicester tried to bully them today, but it just wasn't going to happen. They've got players who can battle, but they've also got players who can play good football, and Stewart Downing is in the form of his life. They are chasing for that fourth spot."

  46. Text us on 81111

    Matt in London: 4 points off of 4th, semi final of the cup and Pochettino giving the young talent at Spurs a chance - can't complain at all really! COYS

    Nick in Trafford: United played against a Villa side which had 8 first-team players missing and United only drew ... Poor state of affairs that

    Liam: Literally cannot wait for John Stones to be fit enough to start for Everton.

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  47. Kane for England?

    Tottenham 2-1 Burnley

    Harry Kane

    Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino, speaking to BBC Sport about Harry Kane: "It's becoming normal now that Harry Kane has scored. We are very happy with him. He worked very hard and scored a goal, which is very important for the striker.

    On the chances of an England senior call-up for Kane: "I wish for my player the best but Harry has big potential and he's a big talent, why not? If he continues to play in the same way, maybe the opportunity will come for him to play for the national team."

  48. DISALLOWED Forest GOAL

    Nottm Forest 0-0 Leeds

    Some horribly hesitant defending from Leeds, and they are very lucky to get away with it. Two defenders leave a bouncing ball to each other, Michail Antonio hammers in a low cross/shot which goes in off the shins of Matty Fryatt. The visitors are saved by an offside flag - but Fryatt was onside.

  49. Manager reaction

    West Ham 2-0 Leicester

    Sam Allardyce and Nigel Pearson

    West Ham manager Sam Allardyce said: "Being fourth in the Premier League is a great Christmas present for everybody at West Ham. Having 31 points before Christmas is a pretty major achievement for us.

    "There is no doubt we deserved to win with the quality finishes from Andy Carroll and Stewart Downing. Stewart is one of the best attacking players in the Premier League with the way he is playing, and he is getting goals on the back of that. It is a very big win for us before we have Chelsea next.

    "None of Nigel Pearson's players let him down. They gave everything and when we went 2-0 up they caused us some problems. He is a very good manager and he has proved that. I hope the club are patient with him and give him some funds to spend in January."

  50. Post update

    West Ham 2-0 Leicester

    West Ham were 17th with 14 points after their last pre-Christmas game in 2013-14. Sam is a happy man...

  51. Lines are open

    606 phone-in

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Lines are now open for 606, due to start on BBC Radio 5 live at 18:06 GMT.Darren Fletcher and Robbie Savage are awaiting your calls and you can have your say.

    QPR fans - Are your team starting to show character? West Brom fans - how can you throw away a two-goal lead?

    Burnley, Leicester and Hull make up the festive bottom three. Robbie wants to know how worried you are.

    And Manchester United fans - a draw at Villa today - are you title contenders?

    Call 0500 909693, text 85058, or it's @bbc606 on social media.

  52. Manager reaction

    Tottenham 2-1 Burnley

    Sean Dyche

    Burnley manager Sean Dyche: "I'm not disappointed. This is a tough place to come, they have started to turn some decent results in. I thought we delivered a good performance, worked their keeper and affected their back four.

    "I am disappointed with the decision for their first goal. It was a harsh handball to give the free-kick, then there was a player offside in the build-up. Was he interfering or was he not? If it was in the line of the goal, it would probably have been called offside.

    "It was a fantastic goal for Ashley Barnes, he worked hard for the team. Danny Ings also got in behind a couple of times but unfortunately he didn't score a goal. There are lots of good signs, the players are improving."

  53. Post update

    Nottm Forest 0-0 Leeds

    Former Leeds striker Noel Whelan on BBC Radio Leeds

    "That has fallen to the wrong person. It was a good save from Darlow but you don't want it to fall to a defender like Pearce and he has leaned back and put it over the bar. It was a great chance for Leeds to take an early lead."

  54. CLOSE!

    Nottm Forest 0-0 Leeds

    Leeds close to an early opener at the City Ground, Alex Mowatt's deflected strike from the edge of the box spinning just past the corner.

    And then they go really close! Mirco Antenucci shoots from 20 yards, the ball strikes a Forest defender right in front of keeper Karl Darlow, who somehow scoops it out with his feet, the ball lands for Leeds skipper Jason Pearce - who fires over!

    Had to score.

  55. Manager reaction

    Tottenham 2-1 Burnley

    Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino: "It was a hard win but after six days it was our third game. It was difficult but we are very pleased with our players. It was a big effort from them.

    "Burnley are a physical team with lots of long balls and Federico Fazio performed very well.

    "Erik Lamela's strike was special. He is still young and he needs to keep fighting to show his quality."

    Erik Lamela
  56. Post update

    Nottm Forest 0-0 Leeds

    Stop the press! Nottingham Forest defender Danny Fox wins the festive beard competition that you didn't' even know was going on.

    Danny Fox

    Check that out! I'm told he is doing it for charity. There can be no excuses for not marking him can there?

  57. Manager reaction

    Southampton 3-0 Everton

    Ronald Koeman

    Southampton boss Ronald Koeman on BBC Sport: "The key today was to win the game. We were outstanding. As a team, the work was unbelievable and you need that to win games. It is not always about quality. The Players showed how you have to fight to win games.

    "If you show more spirit you are invariably more lucky. After the goal we had more belief and more confidence after losing four or five games. Hopefully we got some confidence back.

    "The energy Harrison Reed put in was one of the keys to win the game."

  58. Premier League players on Twitter

    Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    David Silva

    Manchester City midfielder David Silva: "Happy for my 200th match for Manchester City, for the victory and for my two goals. Hope to play another 200!"

    Hull midfielder Tom Huddlestone: "Tough time for everyone at the moment. We have to all stick together and keep working hard to get ourselves out of the current situation."

    Injured QPR midfielder Sandro: "Great result! Come on you Hoops! Love you Charlie!"

  59. Title race vote

    So, 58.1% of you think Chelsea will win the Premier League.

    Just 17.1% of you opted for Manchester City, who joined Chelsea at the top of the table on 39 points earlier today, while 14.4% of you think Manchester United will win the title.

    Full results can be found on this page. Thanks for voting.

  60. Manager reaction

    Aston Villa 1-1 Manchester United

    Paul Lambert

    Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert: "I thought we looked great.

    "I thought the goal was a world-class goal from Christian and the sending-off put us on the back foot.

    "I didn't think it was a sending off to be fair. Ashley Young has said to Brad Guzan that he made the foul on Gabriel Agbonlahor.

    "That was not a sending off, everyone in the ground saw that."

  61. Post update

    Aston Villa 1-1 Manchester United

    Paul Lambert is not a happy bunny and it turns out he has sent in Brad Guzan to get evidence in favour of overturning Gabriel Agbonlahor's red card.

  62. Text us on 81111

    Mark, a really annoyed Everton fan: For once I disagree with Martinez. It was his tactics and lack of vision to change the match that lost us the game. Bringing on a striker with 10 minutes to go was pathetic

    Sam from Kent: I think Sam Allardyce is spot on with his predictions. We've got two tough games next and then lose some of our best players in January for the Africa Cup

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  63. Post update

    Southampton 3-0 Everton

    Martin Keown

    Former Arsenal defender on Final Score

    "That is a shocking result from an Everton point of view. You would have thought they would have done an awful lot better. Ronald Koeman has proved Southampton are not just a flash in the pan. Nobody expected them to be riding high now, and this good result, just before Christmas, settles it all down again. But Everton didn't turn up."

  64. Manager reaction

    Aston Villa 1-1 Manchester United

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal: "Very frustrating. I think we gave two points away. We did not start well enough and because of that they could score a goal. We kept the ball well in the first half but we did nothing with the ball. In the second half we were better but not as effective as usual. But that is football, sometimes you cannot force that.

    "I cannot judge the sending off, I haven't seen it. I saw the tackle and I think it was a normal tackle and suddenly it was a red card.

    "I'm disappointed because also in the first half we were the better team and when that's the case you have to win. But we know that in our first seven games we were also the better team but we did not win many times."

  65. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Elliot Jenkin: Felt today's game was a must win for Southampton. We were on a slippery slope before. Solid win to build on.

    Fahad Khan: Apart from Manchester City and Chelsea, the other two Champions League places are up for grabs. Not even Arsenal are guaranteed a place this season.

    Some Body: How will QPR fare when Austin trots off up to Anfield in January..?

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  66. Post update

    Aston Villa 1-1 Manchester United

    When Louis van Gaal hasn't seen something, it is not in the same way that Arsene Wenger hasn't seen something.

    The Dutchman has no qualms with saying that there was not a lot of cause for the red card for Gabriel Agbonlahor.

  67. KICK-OFF

    Nottm Forest 0-0 Leeds

    Under way at the City Ground.

  68. Player reaction

    Aston Villa 1-1 Manchester United

    Radamel Falcao and Wayne Rooney

    Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney: "We got the early goal in the second half we wanted but maybe that final pass or cross we didn't get right when they went to 10 men. It's certainly two points dropped.

    "We were trying to do the right things but they put bodies behind the ball and it can sometimes be more difficult to break them down.

    "I think it's more you guys talking about titles. We know what our aims are and we are focused on our goals."

  69. Text us on 81111

    Joe, Leeds: After United scored you'd really fancy them to push on and win it, all over Villa. Van Gaals changes seem to ruin it for them going forward, only he knows why he moved Ashley Young from the left when he was creating chance after chance. With every change we looked less and less threatening. Taking off Van Persie, the in form striker? Confused.

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  70. Manager reaction

    Southampton 3-0 Everton

    Roberto Martinez

    Everton manager Roberto Martinez on BBC Sport: "Very disappointing. A game with nothing between the two sides apart from ourselves not being able to defend the six-yard box better.

    "It is about how we defended the six-yard box, the other two goals were the same. They didn't have to do much to score three goals. It was not a case of them being superior to us, it is just we were very soft.

    "I do feel we need to find a good run of performances. I don't think the performance was too far away from what you need to get good results."

  71. Post update

    QPR 3-2 West Brom

    Jermaine Jenas

    Former England midfielder on Final Score

    "Charlie Austin is a hard worker. That is what convinced me he would have enough. The step up is huge and it shows in some players. But I've seen him in training and he really works on his game. He is getting back what he deserves. The one thing you can't coach is that sense of where he needs to be in relation to the ball."

  72. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Aston Villa 1-1 Manchester United

    Angel dir Maria on the ball

    Frank Lopez: Almost all game with only one new player on last year (Falcao), rookie Tyler Blackett and unfit Angel Di Maria. This was a decent result.

    Jon: This is a poor Villa side and we scrape a draw. Hope Louis van Gaal lays into the players, not good enough. Should be aiming for first not third.

    Oletu MMR: I seriously doubt van Gaal's tactics at times. Angel Di Maria is much more effective through the middle but he plays him wide?

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  73. Late Champo action

    Nottm Forest v Leeds (17:15 GMT)

    In the day's late Championship game Nottingham Forest host Leeds, with both sides needing the points for different reasons. Forest can move to within five points of the play-offs with a win, while defeat would leave Leeds just two places clear of the drop zone.

    Nottm Forest: Darlow, Lichaj, Mancienne, Wilson, Fox, Hunt, Lansbury, Tesche, Antonio, Fryatt, Blackstock. Subs: Assombalonga, Lascelles, Ince, Paterson, Christopher Burke, De Vries, Osborn.

    Leeds: Silvestri, Byram, Pearce, Cooper, Warnock, Cook, Bianchi, Adryan, Mowatt, Sharp, Antenucci. Subs: Berardi, Stuart Taylor, Tonge, Morison, Montenegro, Doukara, Del Fabro.

    Referee: Kevin Friend (Leicestershire)

  74. Post update

    Southampton 3-0 Everton

    Two wins in eight Premier League games. And they didn't look the real deal in victory over QPR on Monday either.

    Roberto Martinez has been talking about another set-back for a spluttering Everton side.

  75. Post update

    Aston Villa 1-1 Manchester United

    Wayne Rooney tells a reporter that it was "you guys" that were talking up Manchester United's title chances, not the 20-time champions.

    Full quotes to come.

  76. MOTD running order

    MOTD presenter Gary Lineker

    "The MOTD running order: QPR v WBA, Man City v Crystal Palace, Aston Villa v Man Utd, Southampton v Everton, Tottenham v Burnley, West Ham v Leicester, Hull v Swansea. cracking games, great goals. @BBCOne 10.20"

  77. Post update

    Top of the table

    A two-horse race? It looks like Manchester City and Chelsea are firmly in Premier League first class, while Manchester United, West Ham and Southampton squabble over the business class seats.

  78. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Ian Lumsden: Harry Kane and Charlie Austin deserve a chance in the next England friendly! Old-school strikers proving it can be done.

    Edward Layland: Loving that the Hammers and the Saints are still in the mix at Christmas. Gotta love the Premier League.

    David Ljunggren: A very disappointing performance from Everton was epitomised by Leighton Baines allowing Nathaniel Clyne to waft past him and set up the second goal.

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  79. Post update

    Southampton 3-0 Everton

    Everton manager Roberto Martinez says there 'was nothing between the sides' but his team defended poorly for three poor goals.

    Full reaction from all the Premier League managers to come.

  80. Post update

    Aston Villa 1-1 Manchester United

    Stats

    Manchester United had more shots, more efforts on target and more of the ball.

    But after a couple of games where they got more than the stats suggest they deserved, maybe the football gods are adjusting their account.

  81. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Aston Villa 1-1 Manchester United

    Daniel Osunbor: To all those who think Michael Carrick is the cause of our steady play this season are wrong. FELLAINI is. He was sorely missed today.

    Shohidur Rahman: Terrible result considering Villa were down to 10 men for the last 20 minutes. I guess we couldn't keep getting lucky.

    Jay: This draw might be the best thing for United at the moment. All the talk of the title is nonsense and now they can focus on third.

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  82. Post update

    I'm telling you, Charlie Austin and Harry Kane have both got to be top of Roy Hodgson's list for the next squad. Surely?

  83. Text us on 81111

    Artem Kharitonov: No stopping Austin, needs to get a call-up for the national team

    Andy in Corsham: Great result for the Saints after what has been a rotten run. Well done Ron

    James in London: I think it will be over for Leicester if they lose to Hull next Sunday. Win and they have a chance

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  84. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Aston Villa 1-1 Manchester United

    Kinjal Saurabh: Another shocking decision. No way that is a red card for Gabriel Agbonlahor (see 16:21). To me it's not worthy of a yellow either. A coming together, that's all.

    Adeel Ejaz: This is why we need video replays in football! Absolute joke of a red card! And this is coming from a Manchester United fan!

    David Broome: Not sure it was red but I can see why it was given, very late.

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  85. Post update

    Aston Villa 1-1 Manchester United

    Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke clearly believes that the game was there to be won at the death.

    He was involved in a feisty discussion with Leandro Bacuna on the final whistle, explaining why he, rather than Charles N'Zogbia, should have been the target of a cross with the United defence stretched.

  86. Post update

    West Ham 2-0 Leicester

    Leicester now five points away from the safety mark after another defeat. Are they in danger of being cut adrift down there?

    Bottom six of Premier League
  87. FULL-TIME

    Hull City 0-1 Swansea City

  88. FULL-TIME

    Tottenham 2-1 Burnley

  89. Post update

    Aston Villa 1-1 Manchester United

    Jermaine Jenas

    Former England midfielder on Final Score

    Ashley Young looks dejected

    "I think Louis van Gaal will be terribly disappointed they couldn't get that seventh win. This is the reason United aren't quite ready to challenge for the title. Villa are down to 10 men but United huffed and puffed."

  90. FULL-TIME

    QPR 3-2 West Brom

  91. FULL-TIME

    Southampton 3-0 Everton

  92. Post update

    Aston Villa 1-1 Manchester United

    Former Blackburn striker Jason Roberts

    BBC Radio 5 live at Villa Park

    Brad Guzan

    "Aston Villa defended really well and brought something to this game. Ron Vlaar and Brad Guzan were exceptional, but you expected more from Manchester United with the names in that team. They will be disappointed."

  93. Post update

    Hull City 0-1 Swansea City

    Swansea are eating up the clock at the KC, Wilfried Bony and Jonjo Shelvey nudging a corner kick between each other as Hull player rush up to try and get the ball back upfield.

  94. FULL-TIME

    West Ham 2-0 Leicester

  95. Post update

    Tottenham 2-1 Burnley

    Christian Eriksen collects last-minute goals - and he almost has another with a low shot that skids wide.

  96. FULL-TIME

    Aston Villa 1-1 Manchester United

    Charles N'Zogbia is inches from meeting a Leandro Bacuna cross in the final move, but ultimately a draw is about right.

  97. Post update

    West Ham 2-0 Leicester

    It's just not Leicester's day. Leo Ulloa is the latest to be denies by West Ham keeper Adrian...

  98. HITS THE WOODWORK

    QPR 3-2 West Brom

    Saido Berahino rattles the crossbar with a rocket shot, but his Baggies side are running out of time. We are into injury time...

  99. Post update

    Aston Villa 1-1 Manchester United

    Carlos Sanchez sees his name up in lights, but his shot from 20 yards is a dribbler and David De Gea scoops it off the floor. Three minutes of injury time.

  100. Post update

    Tottenham 2-1 Burnley

    Tottenham look like seeing this one out as we approach stoppage time...

  101. Post update

    QPR 3-2 West Brom

    Martin Keown

    Former Arsenal defender on Final Score

    "It is a ball into the box and Charlie Austin wants it. There is a lot of talk of the manager wanting other strikers but Austin is making a point and saying, 'I'm your top man'."

  102. Post update

    Aston Villa 1-1 Manchester United

    Aston Villa playing for territory now, thumping the ball deep into the corner so United have to build from inside their own half.

  103. Post update

    Aston Villa 1-1 Manchester United

    Former Blackburn striker Jason Roberts

    BBC Radio 5 live at Villa Park

    "Brad Guzan has been fantastic today, he's made two or three really good saves but more importantly, the way he has come off his line to claim crosses has been so positive."

  104. Post update

    Aston Villa 1-1 Manchester United

    ...and Brad Guzan claims it to relieved cheers.

  105. Post update

    Aston Villa 1-1 Manchester United

    Manchester United force a corner. It's a familiar looking siege from the men in white...

  106. GOAL

    QPR 3-2 West Brom - Charlie Austin (86 mins HAT-TRICK)

    Charlie Austin celebrates

    That is Charlie Austin's hat-trick and surely good night for West Brom.

    He muscles off his marker and meets a near-post corner with a powerful header. An old-fashioned goal from an old-fashioned player.

  107. Post update

    Aston Villa 1-1 Manchester United

    Leandro Bacuna, right off the laces, David De Gea sprawling, but his effort from 20 yards is narrowly over.

    Three minutes to go.

  108. Post update

    Southampton 3-0 Everton

    Martin Keown

    Former Arsenal defender on Final Score

    "The youngsters for Southampton that have come in have been exceptional. Shane Long has been great as well and will have Hull thinking why they sold him. Their work ethic is back and Ronald Koeman is showing he is no flash in the pan."

  109. Post update

    West Ham 2-0 Leicester

    David Nugent denied! Wonderful save to keep Leicester out once more.

  110. Post update

    Tottenham 2-1 Burnley

    Christian Eriksen flashes a ball across the area - and Harry Kane can't reach it!

    SEVEN MINUTES LEFT in this one.

  111. Post update

    Aston Villa 1-1 Manchester United

    Ashley Young pops up on the right, but, with time and space to get in a good delivery, he dollies the ball straight to Brad Guzan.

    Five to go.

  112. Post update

    Aston Villa 1-1 Manchester United

    Former Blackburn striker Jason Roberts

    BBC Radio 5 live at Villa Park

    "United have not retained as much possession as earlier in the game and Villa are starting to settle into their new 10-man system. Villa have a won a few free-kicks in good areas and are starting to look dangerous. Switching Ashley Young and Angel Di Maria to opposite flanks seems to have taken some of the impetus out of United's attacks."

  113. Post update

    QPR 2-2 West Brom

    Both sides still going hammer and tongs at Loftus Road.

    Stephane Sessegnon for West Brom and Charlie Austin for QPR, both within a whisker.

  114. GOAL

    Southampton 3-0 Everton - Maya Yoshida (82 mins)

    Maya Yoshida celebrates

    Who had Maya Yoshida on their coupon? This is really rubbing it in as the Japanese defender scores his first goal since February. Kudos to Steven Davis for the assist though, a wonderful, swerving cross from the left wing with the outside of his right boot, great ball in, Yoshida closes his eyes and hopes for the best - and gets it. The ball hits his shoulder and flies in.

  115. Post update

    Tottenham 2-1 Burnley

    Harry Kane

    More good ball carrying form Harry Kane, taking it 40 yards down the middle. He and Charlie Austin up front for England's next friendly?

  116. Post update

    Aston Villa 1-1 Manchester United

    Sir Alex Ferguson, possibly wearing a beret, is in the stands. This is the time in a game that he made his own.

  117. SUBSTITUTION

    Aston Villa 1-1 Manchester United

    Aston Villa make a double change with Leandro Bacuna and Charles N'Zogbia on in place of Andreas Weimann and Aly Cissokho.

    Ten minutes to go.

  118. Post update

    Southampton 2-0 Everton

    Romelu Lukaku

    Everton have been on the fringes of being dangerous all afternoon, but Romelu Lukaku finally tests Fraser Forster with a stinging drive from 25 yards, caught that sweet as a nut, but Forster flies to his right to claw it away.

  119. CLOSE!

    Aston Villa 1-1 Manchester United

    Hearts in mouths among the home fans as Michael Carrick's header flies across goal and Jores Okore takes his time to control and clear with Radamel Falcao lurking and looking for a killer touch.

  120. HITS THE WOODWORK

    Hull City 0-1 Swansea City

    Swansea's Bafetimbi Gomis stretches to reach a low cross but sees the ball bounce to safety off Allan McGregor's post.

    That is his last contribution with Wilfried Bony on in his place.

  121. Post update

    Tottenham 2-1 Burnley

    Harry Kane

    Spurs drive through the middle and have a man over - Harry Kane, it's always Harry Kane - but Nacer Chadli can't find the key pass and it's cut out. Burnley taking chances at the back, and why not?

  122. Championship latest

    Bournemouth are staying top of the Championship. They are cruising to victory at Blackpool and currently lead 5-1 after two goals from Matt Ritchie and further efforts from Callum Wilson, Brett Pitman and Marc Pugh.

    David Cotterill has put Birmingham 1-0 ahead in their away match at Huddersfield.

  123. Post update

    Aston Villa 1-1 Manchester United

    Former Blackburn striker Jason Roberts

    BBC Radio 5 live at Villa Park

    Christian Benteke

    "Now Christian Benteke is on his own up front Aston Villa need to provide more support for him. Andreas Weimann needs to get up there otherwise Villa continue to find themselves dropping deeper and deeper, inviting United further and further forward. Angel Di Maria has gone out to the left now, with Ashley Young on the right. There are huge opportunities for United on the wings."

  124. YELLOW CARD

    Aston Villa 1-1 Manchester United

    The temperature rises another notch. Tyler Blackett catches Matt Lowton as he chases a poor first touch, and the crowd want red.

    Lee Mason shows only yellow and gives one to Brad Guzan as well for his complaints.

    Quarter of an hour to go.

  125. Post update

    Louis van Gaal looks on

    Into the last 20 minutes.

  126. Post update

    West Ham 2-0 Leicester

    Cracking run from Dave Nugent, weaving his way past two West Ham defenders and driving to the edge of the box - but the run is capped with a wild finish over the top.

    Premier League table
  127. SUBSTITUTION

    Aston Villa 1-1 Manchester United

    A change for Manchester United and it is one aimed at the Villa jugular.

    James Wilson replaces Antonio Valencia.

  128. Post update

    Tottenham 2-1 Burnley

    Erik Lamela

    Burnley haven't given up on a point or more at White Hart Lane. They commit many men forward with each attack but haven't put in any quality as yet. Spurs have won plenty of games late on recently - could they be on the other end today?

  129. Post update

    Aston Villa 1-1 Manchester United

    Aston Villa, buoyed by the injustice they feel over Gabriel Agbonlahor's dismissal, are pressing forward. United goalkeeper David De Gea is relieved to see a shot from the edge of the area looping up gently into his gloves.

    Ashley Young is getting the mother of all jeerings. Christian Benteke is ploughing a lone furrow up front. Radamel Falcao is playing ball boy to keep the game going the preserve the clock for United. It's all going off.

  130. GREAT SAVE!

    Southampton 2-0 Everton

    The confidence is slowly coursing back through Southampton veins. James Ward-Prowse whips in another inviting set-piece, Jose Fonte gets the better of his marker to flash in a header and Tim Howard does well to push it away from the onrushing Shane Long.

  131. SUBSTITUTION

    QPR 2-2 West Brom

    It is still anyone's at Loftus Road. The game swinging back and forth with attacks on top.

    QPR have made a change with Eduardo Vargas replaced by Junior Hoilett.

  132. Post update

    With just over 20 minutes left, four of our six games are in the balance...

  133. Post update

    Aston Villa 1-1 Manchester United

    Former Blackburn striker Jason Roberts

    BBC Radio 5 live at Villa Park

    "Gabriel Agbonlahor just misjudges the situation I think. I have to say my first instinct was that it was a bad challenge and the right result, but on the replay, you can see he goes in hard but it's just a strong challenge, a 50-50. I don't think it's malicious. When Gabby looks back on that he will be disappointed with the decision."

  134. DISALLOWED GOAL

    Tottenham 2-1 Burnley

    Tottenham have the ball in the net for a third time, but Nacer Chadli's effort from Harry Kane's pass is ruled out for offside.

  135. GOAL

    Southampton 2-0 Everton - Graziano Pelle (65 mins)

    Graziano Pelle

    Relief echoes around St Mary's as Saints double their lead with their first effort on target all day! Nathaniel Clyne's run and cross is excellent, Shane Long wins a key header to nod it down and Graziano Pelle beats Sylvain Distin to the ball to poke past Tim Howard.

  136. RED CARD

    Aston Villa's Gabriel Agbonlahor

    Gabriel Agbonlahor is given a red card

    Ashley Young and Gabriel Agbonlahor come crunching together and it is the United man who comes off worse, folded on the floor thorough the force of the challenge.

    Manchester United players surround Lee Mason and the referee plucks red from his top pocket. On the replay it looks a hefty, but honest attempt to win the ball by Agbonlahor.

    A deeply unpopular decision and a potentially match-changing one.

  137. Post update

    Aston Villa 1-1 Manchester United

    Fabian Delph

    Fabian Delph checks for signs of life in the greasy Villa surface, sending a shot skidding in towards goal from 20 yards. The bounce nearly deceives David De Gea, but the goalkeeper grips at the second attempt.

  138. Post update

    Aston Villa 1-1 Manchester United

    Former Blackburn striker Jason Roberts

    BBC Radio 5 live at Villa Park

    "Manchester United have realised that if they get the ball out wide early there will be opportunities to get the ball into the box. They look like they've got the bit between their teeth now. Ashley Young is one-on-one with Matthew Lowton the majority of the time, and Young has the beating of him. Young's been exceptional. Villa have to do a better job of breaking at pace when they win the ball. They were so good at it in the first half."

  139. Post update

    Southampton 1-0 Everton

    Southampton and Everton players fight for possession

    Everton are seeing plenty of the ball but they have been toothless in attack this afternoon. Saints happy to let them have it and use Shane Long's pace on the counter.

  140. SUBSTITUTION

    Hull City 0-1 Swansea City

    It is Robin van Persie who gives way to allow Angel Di Maria to have a run.

    He has played well and, after his dead-eyed finishing against Southampton, I think I would have kept him on and sacrificed someone else.

  141. Post update

    West Ham 2-0 Leicester

    Leicester make a triple change with half an hour left. Strikers David Nugent and Leo Ulloa are on, can they spark a revival?

  142. SUBSTITUTION

    Hull City 0-1 Swansea City

    Hull have made a change with Alex Bruce pulled for Sone Aluko. The Tigers switch to a flat back four as they chase the game.

  143. Post update

    Aston Villa 1-1 Manchester United

    It looks like Angel Di Maria is going to get a chance to run at the Villa defence. United's record signing his getting his tie-ups round the top of his socks on the away bench.

  144. Post update

    West Ham 2-0 Leicester

    Jermaine Jenas

    Former England midfielder on Final Score

    "That touch from Stewart Downing was great. That is better than Erik Lamela's goal for me. The viewer is going to have a real treat watching Match of the Day tonight. Sam Allardyce needs to start reassessing his season's aims because they are in superb form."

  145. Post update

    Southampton 1-0 Everton

    Southampton haven't had a shot on target yet - but they are still winning. After five defeats in a row they need a victory however they can get it.

  146. Post update

    Hull City 0-1 Swansea City

    Chances at either end at the KC Stadium. Hull's Nikica Jelavic forces Lukasz Fabianski into a low save from a header and then down the other end, Swansea's Jonjo Shelvey shoots straight at Allan McGregor with only the keeper to beat

  147. PENALTY APPEAL

    QPR 2-2 West Brom

    Joey Barton throws the toys out of the pram, but the referee is unmoved. It looks like the QPR man made the most of James Morrison's challenge in the box. The hosts are on top now though.

  148. GOAL

    West Ham 2-0 Leicester - Stewart Downing (56 mins)

    Stewart Downing

    It has been a day of really excellent goals, and Stewart Downing sticks his name down on the list! Diafro Sakho wins a header 30 yards out, the ball lands at the feet of Downing, he takes one touch to bring it onto his left and then bends it right into the corner. Much like Erik Lamela's goal for Spurs really. We need a goal of the day competition after this lot...

  149. Post update

    Tottenham 2-1 Burnley

    Ashley Barnes and Danny Ings continue to link up well and the latter gets the run on Federico Fazio and takes aim, and his side-netting bound shot is tipped wide.

  150. Post update

    Aston Villa 1-1 Manchester United

    Robin van Persie goes for the acrobatic, but his bicycle kick flies high over the top. Manchester United are looking full of pop and fizz now. Whatever Louis van Gaal has said has had an effect.

  151. Post update

    Aston Villa 1-1 Manchester United

    Martin Keown

    Former Arsenal defender on Final Score

    "Falcao is a throw-back. He pulls off the shoulder and it is a great finish. Obviously something has been said at half-time because that has come after a number of chances they have created."

  152. Post update

    Aston Villa 1-1 Manchester United

    Former Blackburn striker Jason Roberts

    BBC Radio 5 live at Villa Park

    "Ashley Young has had the beating of Matthew Lowton all afternoon. He takes him on round the outside, puts in an unbelievable cross, and Radamel Falcao rises to put it in. That is what happens if you take advantage of your wing play - too often United's play has been central, where Villa have crowded them out."

  153. Post update

    Tottenham 2-1 Burnley

    Tottenham look comfortable with this lead, can Burnley force them out of that comfort zone? Harry Kane does well to get into the box but he can't find a team-mate with the cross.

  154. Ouch!

    West Ham 1-0 Leicester

    Ow! Andy Carroll goes to close down a full-back's clearance, he lands horribly on his ankle and then stumbles across the pitch and falls into a photographers' pit. A really horrible one.

    Just as you start to think that he'll be out for months, he is back on his feet and back in the game.

  155. GOAL

    Aston Villa 1-1 Manchester United - Radamel Falcao (53 mins)

    Radamel Falcao celebrates

    Old-school United. Ashley Young does Matt Lowton with pure pace, leaving the Aston Villa defender choking on fumes down the left wing before serving up a delicious cross. Radamel Falcao accepts the invitation, burying a header past Brad Guzan.

  156. Post update

    West Ham 1-0 Leicester

    Nothing to see here. No drama in the second half so far.

  157. Post update

    Aston Villa 1-0 Manchester United

    Big chance for Manchester United! Wayne Rooney pops a great ball through into the run of Robin van Persie - onside - but he lacks conviction and his tame effort is easily saved by Brad Guzan. Put your foot through it Robin!

  158. GOAL

    QPR 2-2 West Brom - Charlie Austin (48 mins)

    Charlie Austin scores

    Double figures for the season for Charlie Austin and parity for his QPR side.

    The former Burnley man is on the spot to bury the loose ball as Ben Foster palms Richard Dunne's header back into the six-yard box.

  159. Post update

    Aston Villa 1-0 Manchester United

    Jermaine Jenas

    Former England midfielder on Final Score

    "I personally think United are out of the title race. I think they'll finish in the Champions League places but they won't win the league. But today United need to show a reaction in the second half. They are conceding a lot of chances and that is not a team that will win the league."

  160. Post update

    Aston Villa 1-0 Manchester United

    Former Blackburn striker Jason Roberts

    BBC Radio 5 live at Villa Park

    "Christian Benteke will be disappointed not to have scored there, it was a free header. Either side of David De Gea and it's a goal.

    "Louis van Gaal has made a good move bringing Tyler Blackett into central defence at the break. The athleticism of Benteke and Gabriel Agbonlahor caused Michael Carrick problems in the first half and United need Carrick's passing in midfield."

  161. Post update

    Southampton 1-0 Everton

    Muhamed Besic left his mark ob several Saints players in a combative first-half performance, and he almost has his mark in the scorebook with a speculative 20-yarder that squirts wide of the target.

  162. GREAT SAVE!

    Aston Villa 1-0 Manchester United

    Aston Villa have Manchester United on the rack immediately. Fabian Delph has a shot deflected behind and from the resulting corner David De Gea stretches backwards to tip over a bullet header from Christian Benteke.

    He has produced some big saves in the last few weeks and that could turn out to be as valuable as any.

  163. CLOSE!

    Tottenham 2-1 Burnley

    Burnley attack Spurs from the kick-off with Ashley Barnes playing in Danny Ings and the striker has his effort turned wide. From the resulting corner, Ings is again denied by Hugo Lloris.

  164. KICK-OFF

    We are back under way.

  165. SUBSTITUTION

    Aston Villa 1-0 Manchester United

    Tyler Blackett has been brought on at the break for Manchester United, Darren Fletcher giving way. That means that Michael Carrick is ushered forward into midfield.

  166. "United pedestrian, Villa fantastic"

    Aston Villa 1-0 Manchester United

    Former Blackburn striker Jason Roberts

    BBC Radio 5 live at Villa Park

    Paul Lambert

    "Manchester United look pedestrian and Aston Villa have been fantastic. They took their chance and still look dangerous with the pace of Christian Benteke and Gabriel Agbonlahor going forward. Angel Di Maria can make a huge difference for United if they bring him on, but credit to Villa. This has been down to how well they have played - they have taken away United's's strengths and capitalised on their weaknesses. Well done Paul Lambert."

  167. League Two latest

    Wycombe are heading four points clear as they lead 1-0 at Accrington after a goal from Paris Cowan-Hall. Cheltenham, Luton and Plymouth hold one-goal advantages against Portsmouth, Newport and Dagenham and Redbridge respectively.

  168. Championship latest

    Callum Wilson celebrates

    It is another miserable afternoon for Blackpool fans. Their side have only twice in the league and they trail 2-0 at home to leaders Bournemouth at half-time after goals from Matt Ritchie and Callum Wilson.

    Ipswich, who will go second, also have a two-goal advantage against Middlesbrough at Portman Road. Daryl Murphy and Jay Tabb on target for Town. Brentford are 3-0 up at Cardiff, Blackburn and Fulham lead by 2-0 margins against Charlton and Sheffield Wednesday respectively. Rotherham and Brighton are winning away from home at Wigan and Wolves respectively.

  169. League One latest

    Bristol City are goalless in their away game at bottom-placed team Crewe. Barnsley, Port Vale and MK Dons hold 2-0 leads against Leyton Orient, Crawley and Oldham respectively. Elsewhere, Bradford, Fleetwood, Chesterfield, Preston, Notts County and Doncaster are all winning.

  170. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Aston Villa 1-0 Manchester United

    Bruce Ha: I would put Paddy McNair into the back three and push Michael Carrick into midfield. Darren Fletcher's passing has been pedestrian at best.

    David Broome: Always liked Fletcher but he's off the pace and killing a lot of United's attacks. We're dominating possession so get Ander Herrera on.

    Sushant Shetty: Not sure what Herrera has to do to get in. Definitely deserves to start over Fletcher.

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  171. Post update

    Aston Villa 1-0 Manchester United

    Average touch

    Manchester United are not short of options going forward. The whole of the midfield have made their average touch over the halfway line, with Michael Carrick (16) sitting deep as a Beckenbauer-style centre-half.

    Aston Villa have been a lot deeper. Matt Lowton (34) has had his hands full containing the threat of Ashley Young (18).

  172. Premier League players on Twitter

    Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Manchester City players

    Manchester City defender Pablo Zabaleta: "Great win today to celebrate the birthday of the big man Martin Demichelis!"

  173. Post update

    West Ham 1-0 Leicester

    As it stands West Ham are level on points with Manchester United in the race for the Champions League. Andy Carroll went from villain to hero within a minute during that first-half. Can Leicester come back?

  174. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Tottenham 2-1 Burnley

    Will Walter: Erik Lamela just doesn't score normal goals, what a hit!

    Anand Sriraman: Got to give it to Lamela. He hasn't scored very many this season. But when he has, he just blows the mind away.

    James Porter: Harry Kane at it again! That boy is worth 10 Roberto Soldados.

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  175. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Aston Villa 1-0 Manchester United

    James Finn: Oh the irony. The first time United play well for ages and keep possession and we're probably going to lose.

    Mwatekowa: David De Gea son, don't be deflated. You've been great but not even Manuel Neuer could stop such magnificence. Simply brilliant from Benteke!

    Nicholas Richards: Glad to see Darren Fletcher playing, but he has been poor so far today. Given the ball away too much.

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    Ade, Manchester: As a United fan, I am a bit happy Aston Villa have taken the lead. I hope all this nonsense about United winning the league would stop. We are just in the process of getting our act together under LVG. Top four would be ok and people should just not try to put any additional pressure on the players

    Narek in Bromley: United showing too much respect to Villa. I've spent months trying to understand this philosophy but the system is just a shambles. No one knows what's going on. Something has to change half time

    Richard, Manchester: United getting this all wrong - Darren Fletcher hasn't made one good pass and we are just chipping the ball up for Ron Vlaar to head away...we are trying to win the game not give him an audition!

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