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Marc Higginson, Andy Cryer and Mike Henson

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  1. Post update

    The games keep coming thick and fast at this time of year. In fact it is just 25 hours until your next dose of Premier League action, with Liverpool entertaining Swansea tomorrow evening.

    Then it is just another three days until a full 10-match top-flight programme on 1 January.

    Ambassador, you are really spoiling us.

    See you there to gorge on more of the good stuff.

  2. Player reaction

    Hull 0-1 Leicester

    Hull defender Curtis Davies: Disappointing result! The win at Sunderland cancelled out! Had enough chances to win but wasn't to be! Everton even bigger game now! #HCAFC

  3. Post update

    Newcastle 3-2 Everton

    Now then, this is a curious one.

    Newcastle manager Alan Pardew usually likes a chinwag with the press after his side win.

    Today? He is nowhere to be seen. Assistant John Carver has come out to face the cameras instead.

    If you were conspiratorially minded, you might put that alongside his standing as the favourite for the vacant Crystal Palace job and make four.

  4. Player reaction

    QPR 0-0 Crystal Palace

    QPR midfielder Joey Barton: Not a game for the purists today. Scrappy encounter. Clean sheet and another point on the board. We go again on the 1st. No easy games in the Premier League. Every point will be valuable in May. Some people have short memories and high expectations.

    I think where they are now is about par for QPR...

    Foot of the Premier League table
  5. Post update

    Ian Wright

    606 on BBC Radio 5 live

    Roberto Martinez believes some of his players played "magnificently" during their 3-2 defeat at Newcastle. Here is what Ian Wright has to say...

    "Roberto did brilliantly in his first season but now he is struggling. We are going to find out what he is made of now. I watched the game and sometimes I had to leave and it was then that this "magnificent" play happened, because I didn't see anything magnificent."

    You can hear more of Wrighty on 606 on BBC Radio 5 live now.

  6. Player reaction

    West Ham 1-2 Arsenal

    Alexis Sanchez

    Arsenal striker Alexis Sanchez: 3 points well deserved ! Happy to be part of a TEAM of great players and very nice people!!! Thanks! !!

  7. Text us on 81111

    Owen, Liverpool: Martinez has absolutely no plan B. He seems to have a unwavering commitment to playing 4-2-3-1 but refuses to change shape or try anything different when it doesn't work. So frustrating!

    Sam, Wigan: Martinez tries to take credit for players Moyes brought in and developed. He never takes responsibility for any bad results. When the going gets tough he sneaks out the back door and gets another job.

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  8. Manager reaction

    Aston Villa 0-0 Sunderland

    Paul Lambert reflecting on his Aston Villa side's disciplinary record after Fabian Delph picked up their fourth red card of the season: "We're not a dirty team, we don't have anyone really who is a dirty player.

    "Look at the lads who have been sent off - they are not malicious at all.

    "It doesn't look great but the lads are committed to the challenge. Gabby Agbonlahor one against Manchester United wasn't but Kieran Richardson's against West Brom I understand because his studs were showing. Christian Benteke's against Tottenham was provoked as I said at the time."

  9. Post update

    OptaJoe: 88 - Chelsea and Manchester City both won 88 points in the Premier League in 2014. Rivals.

  10. Post update

    Ian Wright

    606 on BBC Radio 5 live

    "Alex Ferguson would say something one week and change it the next week. The thing with him, and it is the same with Jose Mourinho, is that his team is in the right frame of mind and that they win. Managers need to use every tactic possible - within reason - that will help them win games."

    All's fair in love, war and the dugout apparently. You can hear more of Wrighty's tales and your dispatches from the frontline of today's games on 606 on BBC Radio 5 live now.

  11. Text us on 81111

    Martinez under fire

    Ged, Swindon: Martinez' true quality and nature coming out now. Second rate, flatters to deceive, always some injustice to whine about. Horrible.

    Phil, Liverpool: More than struggling to swallow. Positivity is fine, unless he's delusional. Comments after Hull, Southampton and Stoke doesn't indicate to the fans that we're not playing good enough.

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  12. Manager reaction

    Newcastle 3-2 Everton

    Roberto Martinez

    Everton manager Roberto Martinez: "We imposed ourselves early on and scored a good goal from open play - if we got a second goal then the game would have been over. Disappointed to concede a goal in the second phase of a set-play. We need to be strong in those moments. You look at the character we showed and fought until the end. There were incredible performances. We need to get a win and get momentum.

    Regarding Papiss Cisse's swipe at Seamus Coleman in the first half: "You don't want to see players sent off but you don't want to see those actions on a football pitch. When you want to hurt someone it's pre-mediation - throwing an elbow should happen in a football game. Cisse was very very fortunate.

    The current league run: "It is a concern - it's time to be very, very strong and understand what we need to do. We need to make sure we get through this period as quick as we can. I'm excited what we have round the corner - results aren't coming, but the effort and attitude I can see. At this stage we want to get a good group of consistent results and try to build something into final third of season."

  13. Post update

    Newcastle 3-2 Everton

    Roberto Martinez is straight out to front up to the television cameras and he heralds some "incredible performances in the face of adversity" from his side.

    Some travelling fans might struggle to swallow that one.

    He is tougher on Papiss Cisse and referee Craig Pawson, saying that the Newcastle striker should have been shown red for his apparent elbow on Seamus Coleman.

    Full quotes to come.

  14. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Maria Fiorentino: What a difference a few months make, Martinez was a hero and Pardew a zero just a few months ago....

    Geoff Leik: If you combine the ability of Barry, Alcaraz, and Joel, you still don't get a player good enough for the Premier League.

    Graeme Dawson: Massive massive 3 Points! Still not a great performance but something to build on #NUFC

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  15. Match of the Day running order

    Grab a glass of claret and enjoy. BBC One, 22:25 GMT. Or 23:20 if you're watching in Scotland.

    Match of the Day
  16. Post update

    Newcastle 3-2 Everton

    Alan Pardew and Roberto Martinez

    So which of these two likely lads would you expect to be in their current job the longest?

    At the start of the season, with Roberto Martinez heralding a new era with the signing of Romelu Lukaku and Alan Pardew apparently close to getting the elbow from owner Mike Ashley, it would have been a no brainer.

    Now? Not so easy.

  17. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Vercovicium: Where are all those people who had a laugh at Moyes and lauded Martinez's style of football?

    Sanj: Taken a season longer than I thought but Martinez is turning Everton into Wigan Athletic.

    Jamie Mills O'Brien: 3 defeats in a row would never have happened under Moyes.

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  18. Player reaction

    Newcastle 3-2 Everton

    Jack Colback

    Newcastle goalscorer Jack Colback: "It is nice to finally get a Newcastle goal, it has been a long time coming and I have had chances in other games and failed to put them away.

    "Papiss is lethal in and around the box and it was a crucial goal to get us back in the game, We have had difficult period with losing the last two games and hopefully this puts us back on track."

  19. Vote result

    After their fine comeback against Manchester City, we've been asking whether you think Burnley can avoid relegation.

    The result is in, and 56.6% of you think the Clarets have what it takes to stay up.

    Thanks for voting.

    Vote result
  20. We're all mid-table now

    Newcastle 3-2 Everton

    Premier League table

    After successive defeats to Sunderland and Manchester United, a win to put the bounce back into Alan Pardew's heel.

    His Newcastle side are up to ninth. Everton's engines have stalled badly though. They have four points from the last 21 and are sliding south fast.

  21. Post update

    Former Scotland international Pat Nevin

    BBC Radio 5 live at St James' Park

    "It is a deserved win for Newcastle, despite Everton's late goal and the chances coming at both ends. Over the 90 minutes I do not think there was enough urgency or quality from Everton so well done to Newcastle.

    "Everton will be nervously looking over their shoulder. There is just five points between them and the bottom three, I am not saying they are going to get relegated but they could do with a win as soon as possible."


    Newcastle 3-2 Everton


    Newcastle 3-2 Everton

    Ayoze Perez

    Ayoze Perez! No! It's off the post and Everton are still alive in the game... A minute left.

  24. Post update

    Newcastle 3-2 Everton

    Emmanuel Riviere chases a ball into the corner and goes for a decisive goal rather than a crucial few seconds on the clock.

    His cross just fails to find Remy Cabella though.

    Might he regret that?

  25. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Alex Barton: I reckon Martinez will win us the Europa League but get us relegated. We are awful.

    Aashish: Martinez looks baffled on the touchline and his team are clueless on it - not a good combination.

    Craig JJ Hilton: Need a centre back neither Alcaraz or Distin are good enough for the Premiership let alone Everton + Stones injured often.

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  26. Post update

    Newcastle 3-2 Everton

    Seamus Coleman gets into a good position down the right, but his low cross is claimed by Jak Alnwick ahead of Romelu Lukaku.


    Newcastle 3-2 Everton

    Four minutes of injury time for the hosts to see out.


    Newcastle 3-2 Everton

    A time-sapping substitution from Alan Pardew as Remy Cabella comes on for Yoan Gouffran in the final minute.

  29. Post update

    Newcastle 3-2 Everton

    Ross Barkley wellies a shot wide and high - all power and no accuracy. Time running out for Everton. A minute of normal time left.

  30. Post update

    Newcastle 3-2 Everton

    It was very nearly in the Kevin Mirallas zone!

    The Belgian's right foot gets the nod over Leighton Baines' left and he is only a whisker away from the top corner with Jak Alnwick nowhere.

    Three minutes left.

  31. Post update

    Newcastle 3-2 Everton

    Newcastle are suddenly looking rattled. Jack Colback gives away a free-kick in a dangerous position with a needless foul on Ross Barkley.

    Is this in the Leighton Baines zone?

  32. Post update

    Newcastle 3-2 Everton - Kevin Mirallas (84 mins)

    Former Scotland international Pat Nevin

    BBC Radio 5 live at St James' Park

    "That came out of nothing. It was one simple through ball and Mirallas has made a great run. Now is there a chance for Everton to build up a head of steam? There's not long but can they get something out of the game?

    Listen to second half commentary.

  33. Manager reaction

    Hull 0-1 Leicester

    Nigel Pearson

    Leicester manager Nigel Pearson: "I should be smiling a lot broader shouldn't I? It's a relief, that's the over-riding feeling. But we need to back it up.

    "We know we've dropped an awful lot of points. A lot of our performances have deserved more than what we had today.

    "Steve Bruce will feel his side should have won the game and we have had that feeling a number of times this season.

    "But we can't relax now. We produced a grit and determination to keep the ball out of the net and we rode our luck."

  34. GOAL

    Newcastle 3-2 Everton - Kevin Mirallas (84 mins)

    Kevin Mirallas

    Is there life in this yet?

    Leighton Baines gets his head up, spots the run of Kevin Mirallas and plays a perfect defence-splitter of a pass.

    The Belgian spins into the space behind the Newcastle back four and clips a finish past Jak Alnwick to give the visitors hope.

  35. Manager reaction

    Hull 0-1 Leicester

    Steve Bruce, Hull City manager

    Hull manager Steve Bruce: "We really passed the ball well at Sunderland but today we did not pass the ball well enough.

    "We threw everything at Leicester and missed chance after chance. We missed more chances today then we probably had in the last four or five games.

    "Our home form is a real disappointment and we can't put our finger on it. We need to take our chances. It's a really disappointing result for us, there's no hiding from that. It kind of sums up the season."

  36. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Newcastle 3-1 Everton

    Kithmina Hewage: Wonder if Everton fans want Moyes back now

    Blake Keeble: Do you not think Everton are starting to feel the effects of playing in the Europa league?

    Lewis Roberts: Problem with Everton is they paid nearly £30mil for a striker that's been shocking this season! Chelsea right to sell?

    Steel1404: Martinez is bringing open and attacking football to EFC but hilariously also bringing Wigan Athletic's results.

  37. Post update

    Newcastle 3-1 Everton

    Newcastle goalkeeper Jak Alnwick is scrabbling in his attempt to claim Luke Garbutt's delivery, but there is no Everton challenge to punish his misjudgement.

    The ball trundles out for a goalkick and the life seems to have seeped out of the visitors.

  38. Post update

    Newcastle 3-1 Everton

    Everton win a corner as Jack Colback slides in on Gareth Barry down by the byeline, can they make anything of this?

  39. Text us on 81111

    Mike in Liverpool: Why persist with Eto'o on the wing? Why take off Kone? Why the refusal to play Pienaar and Osman this season? Roberto is running out of time.

    Rob, Villa fan: I suppose all teams have some shooting practice in training, except for mine apparently. As Charlie Brown says, "I can't stand it. I just can't stand it".

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  40. Manager reaction

    Man City 2-2 Burnley

    Sean Dyche

    Burnley manager Sean Dyche: "It was a fantastic result but beyond that is the performance. The performance was very good against Tottenham and Liverpool and we took that into the game.

    "At half-time I thought we were performing well. We believe in what we are doing. The key was getting that first goal so early. I don't know that City were casual. I believe in the physicality of my players. I am more interested in my performance. They came a long way in that game to get that point.

    "It might be Manchester City and we might have been 2-0 down but it is only a point."

  41. Post update

    Newcastle 3-1 Everton

    Fifteen minutes remain. You can pay out on Newcastle already though.

    Gareth Barry balloons an attempted cross well over Romelu Lukaku's head and out for a goal kick.

  42. Manager reaction

    Man City 2-2 Burnley

    Manuel Pellegrini

    Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini: "It was a big opportunity to get two more points. Everybody would think the game was over but I always say it is never over until the last minute. Burnley's first goal was a mistake of the referee.

    "The pitch was very heavy. Two games in 48 hours but we were winning 2-0. Once it was 2-2 we didn't have the legs to score. We only had two shots after that. In the first half Burnley didn't have any clear chances. We didn't play well in the second half.

    "We have 43 points, we have the second half of the season to decide who is the best team. We were at home. That is an advantage but Chelsea and Manchester United also drew. We will see whether Yaya (Toure) or Vincent (Kompany) will be fit for the next game."


    Newcastle 3-1 Everton

    Both managers make a change.

    Everton's final roll of the dice is to take off Arouna Kone for top-scorer Romelu Lukaku.

    Newcastle also make a switch up front with Papiss Cisse off and Emmanuel Riviere on.

  44. Text us on 81111

    James in London: Non-league team of the day has to go to Bristol Rovers - 2nd vs 3rd in the Conference and they go and run out 4-0 winners against Macclesfield. Stellar performance!

    Nick from Burnley: Of course Burnley can stay up, they just need to get a good home run going and pick up points away! Leicester, Crystal Palace and West Brom to go down.

    Dave, Devon: So refreshing to see the results just a bit more unpredictable this season. Good to see that big money doesn't always guarantee success! Also amusing to see fans of such clubs getting upset and indignant over the results!

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  45. Post update

    Newcastle 3-1 Everton

    Everton are getting repeatedly caught on the counter.

    Antolin Alcarez picks up a booking as he tries to bring a swift Newcastle raid to a close by clattering into Moussa Sissoko.

    He doesn't even manage to do that. Craig Pawson plays advantage after the foul, allowing Papiss Cisse to warm Joel Robles' palms, before pulling play back and pulling out the yellow card.

  46. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    David Ljunggren: What luck for Newcastle that we are finally playing a team that's worse than us. Everton have been just shocking this half.

    Stavros Makrozachopo: Something's very wrong with Everton and the worrying thing is, that you don't know what exactly is the problem.

    Raoul Bery: Let me guess, Alan Pardew is the man again.

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  47. Post update

    Newcastle 3-1 Everton - Jack Colback (68 mins)

    Former Scotland international Pat Nevin

    BBC Radio 5 live at St James' Park

    "Roberto Martinez will be bemoaning the fact that the goals are coming from mistakes by his players but Newcastle are chasing everything down and on on slippy surfaces likes this mistakes will happen. Colback nipped in and finished it and it's going to be very hard for Everton now."

    Listen to second half commentary.

  48. Manager reaction

    Stoke 2-0 West Brom

    Mark Hughes, Stoke

    Stoke manager Mark Hughes: "It was a struggle for both teams to go again in the short space of time. It affected us in the first half as we were off the pace. The second half we had more energy in our play and we were more on the front foot and we got the first goal, which was crucial today.

    "We are a team that can consistently be in the top half if we all do our jobs, and we want to stay there for the rest of the season.

    "After a good performance and great result against Everton it was important we came here and got the job done.

    "We are happy with our points tally, but if we look back at games here when we slipped up, maybe we could have been a bit higher."

  49. GOAL

    Newcastle 3-1 Everton - Jack Colback (68 mins)

    Jack Colback
    Jack Colback

    Lights out and good night? It may well be.

    Newcastle have a two-goal cushion and there is another rick from an Everton player to help them to it.

    Ross Barkley should cut out Daryl Janmaat's straightforward pass, but the ball slips over his foot and on to Jack Colback who slips the ball under Joel Robles with the outside of his foot to score his first Newcastle goal.

  50. Post update

    Newcastle 2-1 Everton

    Better from Everton who are building with purpose down the left through Leighton Baines.

    The England international is again the supplier - his low cross is stabbed just wide by a stretching Arouna Kone.

  51. Irvine's Baggies future

    Stoke 2-0 West Brom

    West Brom manager Alan Irvine speaking about his future: "Obviously it is up to other people. All I can do is keep working as we do and we will see what happens.

    "My immediate future is that I will be working on West Ham tomorrow. It's a big game and we need to get a good result.

    "We have good players in the dressing room and obviously I'm employed to work with those players and I'm happy to do that."

  52. Manager reaction

    Stoke 2-0 West Brom

    Alan Irvine

    West Brom manager Alan Irvine: "We conceded two deflected goals. When you are not getting the breaks a lot of things go against you. We created chances in the first half, we hit the post at 1-0 and we perhaps had a chance to score before they scored.

    "But as you say, when your luck is out, your luck's out. We had enough chances but we didn't hit the target often enough. The nature and timing of the goals made it difficult for us.

    "Without making mistakes we have ended up with a couple of cruel deflections that have made it difficult for Ben [Foster]. In the first-half the fans saw the players had performed well and we had been on the front foot, but obviously the second half was different."

  53. WHAT A MISS!

    Newcastle 2-1 Everton

    Samuel Eto'o didn't have to score, but he had to do better than that.

    The Cameroon legend is served up a chance on a platter by a perfect pull-back from Leighton Baines. No defenders around him, only a slight angle and just 12 yards from goal, but Eto'o blazes his shot towards the second tier to jeers from the home fans.

  54. Player Reaction

    West Ham 1-2 Arsenal

    Mesut Ozil: Derby winner in the last match of 2014! A good day for every Gunner & Gooner! ☺✌⚽⚽


    Newcastle 2-1 Everton

    Roberto Martinez does indeed decide to change things up.

    Kevin Mirallas is on in place of Aiden McGeady.

  56. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Newcastle 2-1 Everton

    Mike Lawson: I hate being negative about my club's own players. But Aiden McGeady has absolutely no place at Everton. Rarely competent.

    Cliff B: Besides his goal against Villa, McGeady has been so out of depth in the EPL it baffles me how Martinez wanted him so badly .

    Jeremiah Kariuki: Everton turning to be the new whipping boys of PL! What has gone wrong with the Toffees, a team that was 5th last season?

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  57. Post update

    Newcastle 2-1 Everton

    If Everton lose this one, they will have taken just four points from the last 21 available.

    Roberto Martinez has half an hour to ensure that statistic does not come to pass.

    Romelu Lukaku and Kevin Mirallas are his likeliest options off the bench.

  58. Allardyce 'baffled' at ref's decision

    West Ham 1-2 Arsenal

    Sam Allardyce

    West Ham manager Sam Allardyce was annoyed that his side had a goal disallowed when the score was goalless. Former Arsenal man Alex Song almost made an instant impact with a low volley into the bottom corner of the net from 20 yards. However, Diafra Sakho was penalised for standing in an offside position in front of goal, despite not touching the ball.

    "The biggest shock was us not being in front at half time," said Allardyce. "We scored a perfectly good goal that was disallowed. It certainly should not have been disallowed on the basis of what Mike Riley and his staff tell us. The officials clearly got it horribly wrong and to say we are bitterly disappointed and frustrated is an understatement. Baffled is more the feeling.

    "They said the attacker was in the eye line of the goalkeeper. Complete nonsense. When officials make these decisions they are supposed to have a clear view. It is impossible for the assistant referee to say that. They are wrong, Sakho is not in the eye line of the goalkeeper.

    "Neil Swarbrick could only guess he might be in front of the goalkeeper."

  59. Post update

    Newcastle 2-1 Everton

    Everton don't look well set up to chase this game.

    The Toffees press forward, but, with James McCarthy subbed off, lack cover in midfield when they lose the ball.

    Newcastle break threateningly again and a promising two-on-two situation breaks down through a heavy touch from Papiss Cisse.

  60. Full-time stats

    Man City 2-2 Burnley

    Man City 2-2 Burnley
  61. Post update

    Newcastle 2-1 Everton - Ayoze Perez (51 mins)

    Former Scotland international Pat Nevin

    BBC Radio 5 live at St James' Park

    "That was a lovely finish from Perez. He has not done an awful lot today but that was a great goal. Every Everton player is looking at Aiden McGeady and wondering what he is doing there, he has been punished for that mistake."

    Listen to second half commentary.

  62. GOAL

    Newcastle 2-1 Everton - Ayoze Perez (51 mins)

    Ayoze Perez

    The bargain of the season so far? He certainly isn't far off.

    Ayoze Perez, signed for £1.5m from the Spanish second tier in the summer, has his fifth Premier League goal of the season with a classy finish.

    The Newcastle striker keeps his cool as on the edge of the box, cutting inside his man and firing a low shot between the legs of Seamus Coleman and past a wrong-footed Joel Robles.

  63. Post update

    Newcastle 1-1 Everton

    Ross Barkley

    Ross Barkley injects immediate impetus into Everton's attack, picking the ball up in his own half, pinning his ears back and sprinting towards the Newcastle goal.

    He slips in Arouna Kone down the left-hand channel, who stands the ball up to the back post, where Seamus Coleman can't quite make anything of it.

  64. Post update

    Hull 0-1 Leicester

    Dion Dublin

    BBC Final Score

    "Leicester worked really hard in the game and got the bit of luck they haven't had in the last few games. Hull boss Steve Bruce will be wondering what his side had to do to score because they had chance after chance."

  65. Football League round-up

    League Two

    Leaders Shrewsbury and second-placed Wycombe are struggling to be separated. The two sides drew 0-0 in their top-of-the-table clash, meaning they are still level on points with only one goal separating them on goal difference.

    But neither Burton or Luton can take advantage. Burton's game at Accrington was postponed, while the Hatters were held 1-1 by Portsmouth.

    At the bottom, there were two vital victories for Tranmere and York at the expense of their relegation rivals. Tranmere beat Northampton 2-1 and York cruised to a 3-0 success at Carlisle. There was more misery for bottom club Hartlepool though, as a 2-0 home defeat by Morecambe leaves them eight points adrift.

  66. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Stoke 2-0 West Brom

    Dominic: Alan Irvine needs to go. Football is dire and he constantly plays Wisdom who is awful!

  67. Text us on 81111

    Aston Villa 0-0 Sunderland

    Matt, Sutton: Villa are useless. Sell the best players quick, make a buck, struggling, yet again. Utter rubbish. I honestly don't know who to point the finger at! We deserve, yet again, to go down. Our saving grace will be 3 teams that are worse.Again!

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  68. KICK-OFF

    Newcastle 1-1 Everton

    And we are back up and running in the day's final Premier League game.

  69. Vote

    Can Burnley avoid relegation?

    After their stunning comeback at Manchester City, we want to know whether you think Burnley can avoid relegation.

    Have your say by voting at the top of this page. The vote will close at 18:00 GMT.

  70. QPR target Aguero?!

    QPR 0-0 Crystal Palace

    Sergio Aguero, Manchester City

    QPR manager Harry Redknapp was in a jokey mood when asked who he might want to sign in the January transfer window: "Sergio Aguero and three or four others if you'd like to get them here. It's difficult. We're where we expected to be. I'm not disappointed with the points tally. We've done well with we've had. We've got good lads here."

  71. Manager reaction

    QPR 0-0 Crystal Palace

    QPR 0-0 Crystal Palace

    QPR manager Harry Redknapp, speaking to BBC Sport: "Palace are a decent team. I've seen Palace a number of times this season and I've never seen them play badly. They're a dangerous team. I think it was a fair result. I couldn't honestly say we deserved to win."

  72. Post update

    Southampton 1-1 Chelsea

    Garth Crooks

    BBC Final Score

    Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has complained about the decision not to award his side a penalty at Southampton for a foul on Cesc Fabregas. Here is Garth Crooks' take...

    "In my opinion it was a penalty so I think he has a case. I have watched a lot of Chelsea and they get a lot of calls that go their way. They have had a lot of controversy with diving recently. What goes around, comes around. They have to take it."

  73. Manager reaction

    QPR 0-0 Crystal Palace

    Keith Millen

    Crystal Palace caretaker manager Keith Millen, speaking to BBC Sport: "I've got to give the lads a load of credit for a battling performance. I thought we stood up to QPR fantastically.

    "We were all shocked by what happened yesterday but I've seen the lads' resilience and I had no doubt they'd show up. We deserved at least a point.

    "If we can continue like that, we'll be OK. We need to score more goals, but if we keep that organisation, we'll be OK."

    Asked about his chances of getting the manager's job: "It's really down to the chairman to decide."

  74. Football League round-up

    League One

    Things remain the same at the top of League One as leaders Bristol City and second-placed Swindon earn wins against Gillingham and Port Vale respectively.

    Third-placed Preston fall further behind the pair as they can only manage a 1-1 draw at lowly Crewe. Mid-table Walsall cause the shock of the day by thumping fourth-placed MK Dons in a 3-0 away win, while there were also victories for Bradford and Fleetwood.

  75. Football League round-up


    Leaders Bournemouth move four points clear at the top after a 2-0 win at Millwall. Middlesbrough edge up to third with a point at Blackburn, while Watford join them in the play-off positions with a thumping 4-2 victory at Cardiff.

    Steve Clarke earns his first win as Reading boss in a 2-1 home success over Norwich, with Huddersfield also climbing further away from the drop-zone with a late 2-1 win against in-form Bolton.

    Blackpool grab a 1-1 against Rotherham thanks to teenage substitute Dom Telford's first Football League goal, but the Tangerines are still nine points adrift of safety. Wolves go up to eighth with a 2-1 home triumph against Brentford, who remain sixth after their second straight defeat.

  76. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Man City 2-2 Burnley

    Giles Pearman: Perhaps City's legion of talented fancy foreigners need bolstering with some plain English stubbornness.

    Karl Cobane: The result isn't the disappointing thing, the attitude is. That was a spineless, embarrassing, pathetic second half.

    Jay: What will Manchester City do when Toure leaves for a month?

  77. Post update

    Man City 2-2 Burnley

    Garth Crooks

    BBC Final Score

    "I saw more today why City won't retain the championship than any other thing this season. City monumentally blew it today, especially after Chelsea drew at Southampton. Burnley played like giants but City were a whimper."

  78. Post update

    Newcastle 1-1 Everton

    Newcastle v Everton average touches

    Compare and contrast.

    To the left is the average touch map for Newcastle with only Fabricio Coloccini (number 2) and Mike Williamson (6) inside the Magpies' defensive half.

    To the right is Everton's with only Samuel Eto'o (5) and Arouna Kone (9) getting into the attacking half.

    They who dare win? It didn't work out like that in the Tyne-Wear derby for Newcastle. We shall see.

  79. Manager reaction

    West Ham 1-2 Arsenal

    Arsene Wenger

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger: "We had a committed and united performance. The keeper made some good saves. We knew we needed to be good in the air today.

    "I didn't know why Alex Song's goal didn't stand, I thought it would. We scored a good second goal and had many opportunities to score another. It didn't come and at 2-1 I thought the last 30 minutes would be difficult.

    "We did dig deep. It is down to consistency and we are slowly getting there."

  80. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Chris Wright: Very rare you see MCFC drop points at home especially after going 2-0 up against a team lying 2nd bottom. Jose's smiling!

    Mickey Wallis: Watching Arsenal this season is not good for the ticker. Once again wasting chances and hanging on by the skin of our teeth.

    Nathan Bright: How much more rueing will that United team be doing now over those missed chances.

  81. Player reaction

    Tottenham 0-0 Man United

    Harry Kane

    Tottenham striker Harry Kane, whose side drew 0-0 with Manchester United: Tough game today, we will take the point and move on! Atmosphere was electric! Looking forward to Chelsea next! #COYS

  82. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Aston Villa 0-0 Sunderland

    Infostrada Sports: Sunderland equal an almost 113-year-old club record of keeping 4 successive clean sheets in top flight away matches (Dec 1901 to Feb 1902).

  83. Text us on 81111

    Man City 2-2 Burnley

    Andy in Armagh: Manchester City have completely choked this afternoon. They had a golden opportunity to close the gap to Chelsea at the top of the table, but they've fluffed their lines. Chances like this won't come around often. Yaya Toure's presence was well and truly missed in the centre of the park today.

    Hugo: A point against the promoted teams just isn't good enough for a team like Man City. You would expect them to do a lot better!

    Altay Sonuvar: People complaining how Chelsea are struggling away from home because they drew against Southampton away. Now that City have drawn against Burnley at home, why aren't those people suggesting that City are struggling at home?

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


    Newcastle 1-1 Everton

    Close, but no cigar for Newcastle. Paul Dummett heads on Ayoze Perez's cross and it looks for a moment as if Daryl Janmaat has the simple task of turning in as it runs into his path.

    Unfortunately for the hosts Sylvain Distin is also running into his path and the Everton defender gets in the block to keep things all square at the break.

  85. As it stands

    So what do today's results mean for the top few in the Premier League?

    Premier League

    And what about the bottom?

    Premier League
  86. Post update

    Newcastle 1-1 Everton

    Aiden McGeady flashes a stepover to buy a yard of space, but the Everton man spoons his subsequent shot over the top from 15 yards.

    We are heading into two minutes of injury time at St James' Park.

  87. Post update

    Hull 0-1 Leicester

    MOTD's Dan O'Hagan at the KC Stadium

    "More home woes for Hull - bar the final 20 minutes they were poor. But for Leicester the only way is up."

  88. Post update

    Man City 2-2 Burnley

    Jimmy Armfield

    BBC Radio 5 live at Etihad Stadium

    "Chelsea have dropped points today and so have Manchester City but we know there are going to be hurdles between now and the end of the season.

    "City were not very convincing, they were missing a striker but they did look vulnerable at the back. Burnley played very well in the second half and deserved a draw."

  89. Post update

    Man City 2-2 Burnley

    There are some very embarrassed City players trudging to the sidelines as Liam Gallaghers' vocals ring out of the stadium speakers.

    Eliaquim Mangala again failed to impose himself in Vincent Kompany's absence and the rest of his team engaged cruise control far too early when 2-0 up at the break.

    They have been caught out by a Burnley side that never quit.


    Man City 2-2 Burnley


    Hull 0-1 Leicester

  92. Football League latest


    Grandstand finish at Molineux! Wolves, down to 10 men, allow Brentford to pull a one back through Danny Batth's own goal. The Bees trail 2-1 but have a numerical advantage with a few minutes left.

    Bolton's excellent recent run appears to be coming to an end. Huddersfield grab a 2-1 lead through Nahki Wells. Craig Noone pulls a goal back for Cardiff, but they are losing 4-2 against Watford.


    Aston Villa 0-0 Sunderland


    West Ham 1-2 Arsenal

    Arsenal just about get over the line.

  95. Post update

    West Ham 1-2 Arsenal

    West Ham can't believe it. Enner Valencia heads over from six yards out. Arsenal's defence all at sea.

  96. RED CARD

    Hull's Stephen Quinn

    Stephen Quinn

    Stephen Quinn uses his hand to prevent Leicester breaking in on goal. The ref has spotted it and he is walking...

  97. Post update

    Man City 2-2 Burnley

    Not yet. City clear and go in hunt of a winner of their own...

  98. The keeper's up

    West Ham 1-2 Arsenal

    Adrian twice goes forward for a West Ham free-kick as the Hammers desperately search for a leveller. Nothing doing so far.

  99. Post update

    Man City 2-2 Burnley

    Burnley with a free-kick, 30 yards out and off to the right. Prime position for a delivery into the box. Have they got a winner in them?

  100. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Man City 2-2 Burnley

    Alex Seftel: Crazy stuff but don't forget that last time Man City played Burnley at home in the Premier League, it finished 3-3!

    Alex Kraushaar: Fully deserved from Burnley. City have been absolutely abysmal in this 2nd Half. Woeful.

    Liz Tray: City getting what we deserve. As Savage said, we are simply conceding mountains of chances. Someone is going to put them in!

  101. FULL-TIME

    QPR 0-0 Crystal Palace


    Man City 2-2 Burnley

    Five minutes of injury time at the Etihad.

    Are City about to let Chelsea off the hook after the Blues draw at Southampton earlier today?

  103. FULL-TIME

    Stoke 2-0 West Brom

  104. CLOSE!

    QPR 0-0 Crystal Palace

    Desperate stuff from QPR as Jason Puncheon's shot is somehow kept out by Rob Green, then a Palace attacker goes down under Joey Barton's challenge. No penalty. And rightly so.

  105. GOAL

    Newcastle 1-1 Everton - Papiss Cisse

    Papiss Cisse

    Papiss Cisse levels for Newcastle after a long spell of pressure by the home side. The Senegal striker fires in after defender Mike Williamson brilliantly manages to pull back Cheick Tiote's ball to the far post.


    Aston Villa 0-0 Sunderland

    Both sides close to a winner in the dying minutes.

    Jordi Gomez rattles the Aston Villa woodwork with a clean strike from 20 yards before Leandro Bacune brings a good save out of Costel Pantilimon at the other end.


    West Ham 1-2 Arsenal

    Five minutes added on as Kevin Nolan fizzes in a low shot from 25 yards which the keeper just about gathers. Calum Chambers is on as Arsenal look to protect their lead.

  108. Post update

    Newcastle 0-1 Everton

    Everton's Seamus Coleman goes down in his own area during a Newcastle corner. It remains unclear as to why at first, but TV replays show he felt the full force of Newcastle striker Papiss Cisse's arm.

  109. RED CARD

    Leicester's Paul Konchesky

    As if it wasn't hard enough for the Foxes.

    Paul Konchesky gets his second yellow card as he blocks off Ahmed Elmohamady.

    Down to ten and a minute of normal time left.

  110. Post update

    Aston Villa 0-0 Sunderland

    Aston Villa look like they have weathered the storm and have decided to respect the point after losing Fabian Delph to a red card early in the second half.

    Four to go.

  111. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    West Ham 1-2 Arsenal

    Scotty: Don't know where Arsene Wenger got his coaching badges but they obviously forgot to teach him how to make substitutions.

    Andrew Hook: Why does Wenger never make subs with Walcott and Podolski at his disposal?

    Jarvis Whiteley: Adrian is having an absolute belter! As an arsenal fan, it's bittersweet to see a keeper play so well! COYG!

  112. Post update

    Man City 2-2 Burnley

    Burnley aren't happy with just a point. They are scenting blue blood.

    Kieran Trippier fires a free-kick into the City wall from 25 yards as they press on in search of a winner.

  113. Post update

    West Ham 1-2 Arsenal

    Arsenal continue to look the better side and they are lightning on the counter-attack - Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain racing through from deep but shooting into the side-netting.

  114. CLOSE!

    Hull 0-1 Leicester

    You can't come any closer without scoring.

    Hull striker Abel Hernandez heads against the post, Curtis Davies crashes the loose ball goalwards, but somehow Danny Drinkwater keeps it out from under the bar.

  115. Post update

    Stoke 2-0 West Brom

    Stoke have West Brom penned back as they look for a third. Alan Irvine must be a worried man this evening.

  116. Post update

    Man City 2-2 Burnley

    Dion Dublin

    BBC Final Score

    Ashley Barnes

    "Burnley have been knocking at the door and working so hard. Jason Shackell plays a ball into an area where there is going to be a clash and it falls for Barnes, who wants it and who fires it in."

  117. Post update

    Man City 2-2 Burnley

    Jimmy Armfield

    BBC Radio 5 live at Etihad Stadium

    "Burnley could even win this now. I mentioned City's defence earlier but you have to give a lot of credit to Ashley Barnes, it was an absolutely superb strike and Burnley deserve to be level."

    Listen to full 90 minute commentary.

  118. Football League latest


    Play-off chasing Norwich give themselves hope of a remarkable comeback at Reading. Midfielder Bradley Johnson blasts in a 20-yard rocket to halve the deficit to 2-1 - could the Canaries snatch Steve Clarke's first win as Royals boss out of his grasp?

    Wolves are coasting towards victory against Brentford as James Tarkowski bundles into his own net to put the Molineux men 2-0 in front. But the Bees are given a lifeline moments later as home midfielder Kevin McDonald is sent off for a second yellow card.

    Leaders Bournemouth are still leading 2-0 at Millwall, while fourth-placed Middlesbrough are yet to find a breakthrough at Blackburn.

  119. Post update

    Newcastle 0-1 Everton

    A brilliant Everton counter-attack finishes with Seamus Coleman firing a yard past the post from the edge of the area - the full-back was flagged offside, but replays suggest the Irish defender might have been level.

  120. GOAL

    Man City 2-2 Burnley - Ashley Barnes

    Ashley Barnes

    What a shot! What a scoreline! What a comeback!

    Manchester City get their just desserts after a lacklustre second half as Ashley Barnes hammers into the top corner from 15 yards. The hosts failed to deal with the initial ball in and now have 10 minutes to rescue themselves.


    We're approaching the final five minutes in our six 15:00 GMT kick-offs...

  122. Post update

    Man City 2-1 Burnley

    Manchester City are living on their leathers as we head into the final 10 minutes.

    Martin Demichelis had to fly across to snuff out Scott Arfield's shot which was solidly struck and surely goalbound from ten yards.

  123. Post update

    Man City 2-1 Burnley

    Jimmy Armfield

    BBC Radio 5 live at Etihad Stadium

    "There is some uncertainty creeping into Man City's defence now and Burnley will be starting to thing they can get something from this game."

    Listen to full 90 minute commentary.

  124. Post update

    Man City 2-1 Burnley

    Dion Dublin

    BBC Final Score

    "Burnley are having a real good go and penning City back in. I played with Sean Dyche and I know he will have gone mad at his players at half-time. They have been much better this second half."


    Hull 0-1 Leicester

    Jake Livermore

    Desperate times for Leicester, but they still lead.

    Jake Livermore volleys against the post as Danny Simpson's aimless header loops up invitingly for him. Wes Morgan then flings himself in to block as Livermore attempts to follow up. Appeals for handball from the hosts. No dice from referee Phil Dowd.

  126. Post update

    Newcastle 0-1 Everton

    Newcastle are applying pressure on Everton's defence at St James' Park - they have had a lot of possession in and around Everton's area, but have lacked the killer final ball.

  127. Post update

    West Ham 1-2 Arsenal

    Another save from Adrian, this time to deny Santi Cazorla. Arsenal, try as they might, can't quite put the Hammers away.

  128. Post update

    QPR 0-0 Crystal Palace

    MOTD's Guy Mowbray at Loftus Road

    "Both clubs are in the market for a new striker in January and today we are seeing why. Charlie Austin can't do it all on his own for QPR."

  129. CLOSE!

    Aston Villa 0-0 Sunderland

    Suddenly it is Aston Villa who are coming on strong and Costel Pantilimon has to stiffen his wrists behind a forceful Ron Vlaar header that threatened to sneak in at the near post.


    Man City 2-1 Burnley

    A change for Manchester City as Samir Nasri applauds the home fans and slaps palms with the on-coming Frank Lampard.

  131. GREAT SAVE!

    West Ham 1-2 Arsenal

    West Ham keeper Adrian is earning his match fee this afternoon - sticking out a smart foot to divert Alexis Sanchez's effort wide.

  132. Post update

    Aston Villa 0-0 Sunderland

    Ten-man Aston Villa are scrambling to keep Sunderland at bay in the main, but they almost find the breakthrough on a rare attack as Jack Grealish curls just wide.

  133. GREAT SAVE!

    West Ham 1-2 Arsenal