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Summary

  1. Spurs move seventh, Everton drop to 10th
  2. Soldado scores second league goal of 2014
  3. Eriksen clips in leveller on the rebound
  4. Mirallas bends in sublime opener

Live Reporting

By Jonathan Jurejko and Neil Johnston

All times stated are UK

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  1. Thumbs up for midweek football

    Frank Lampard

    If the world is ending (see below), then we had better pack up and enjoy our final moments on this beautiful planet.

    But I'm confident that Derryn - like former Argentina goalkeeper and fellow doom-monger, Carlos Roa - is wrong. And that means we'll be back on Tuesday for another evening of Premier League fun. See you then!

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    Derryn Davies Fry: Roberto Soldado, Chris Smalling, Joe Cole, Gael Clichy and Glen Johnson have all scored this weekend. The world is ending.

    Colin John Rudd: Normal service to be resumed by Christmas for the big four? Chelsea top, Manchester City second, Manchester United third and Arsenal fourth? I wouldn't bet against it.

    Lee Longstaff: It's a shame because Southampton were making the Premier League interesting. Now it's back to, at best, a two horse race but really I won't be surprised if some bookies start paying out on Chelsea in March!

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  3. Player reaction on Twitter

    Tottenham 2-1 Everton

    Tottenham midfielder Ryan Mason: Great three points today! Our fans were brilliant throughout and got us through them last 20 minutes! Buzzing.

    Tottenham midfielder Nabil Bentaleb: What a win! Great work from all the lads!

  4. Midweek treat

    The Premier League matches are coming thick and fast. Not just for Koeman and Southampton, but for the whole top-flight. We have a pre-Christmas treat of a full midweek programme....

    Premier League
  5. Manager reaction on Twitter

    Southampton 0-3 Man City

    Southampton manager Ronald Koeman: Saints overpowered in the second half of a difficult game. Disappointing result. Now onwards and focus on our next match.

    That's right, Ronald. On to the next match...against Arsenal. Then Manchester United...

  6. Player reaction on Twitter

    Southampton 0-3 Man City

    Manchester City forward Sergio Aguero: "Happy for a victory against a tough rival that hadn't lost in their turf so far. We're closer now! C'mon, City! And very excited for my first 100 matches in the Premier League! Thanks everyone!"

    Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure: Fantastic result! Thank you for your support today City fans. Hope you enjoyed my goal!

  7. Post update

    Southampton 0-3 Man City

    And what about Manchester City? In fairness to Roberto Martinez, the champions have not hit the heights of previous seasons - until today, that is.

    City produced an impressive display at Southampton, winning 3-0 to pose questions of the Champions League credentials of their hosts.

  8. Post update

    Tottenham 2-1 Everton

    Erm Roberto, have you forgotten about Chelsea? You know, the team which is walking away with the Premier League title. Perhaps the Spaniard is trying to erase this August scoreline from his mind....

    Everton
  9. Manager reaction

    Tottenham 2-1 Everton

    Everton manager Roberto Martinez on Everton's hopes this season: "The margins are really small in the league. For me, the two outstanding teams so far have been West Ham and Southampton. But it's too early to talk about where we are going to finish."

    On Ross Barkley's display: "Ross was fresh and looked a real threat. He's a young man who made decisions in the right areas today. I encourage him to take risks."

    On James McCarthy's hamstring injury: "There's nothing new yet. Obviously James has a hamstring problem so we are going to take bit of time and make sure he is fully recovered."

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  11. Post update

    Tottenham 2-1 Everton

    I bet Roberto Soldado is happy man. He will be able to pick up a kebab from Seven Sisters Road on his way home from the Lane tonight, and not worry about the Spurs fan behind the counter spiking it with a huge dollop of extra hot chilli sauce. Perfect end to a perfect day.

  12. Player reaction on Twitter

    Soldado

    Tottenham striker Roberto Soldado: What a moment! Great win today. Three points very important.

  13. PLAYER REACTION

    Tottenham 2-1 Everton

    Jagielka

    Everton defender Phil Jagielka, speaking to Sky Sports: "We played well for large spells but unfortunately gave the second goal away and after that we were chasing it. Christian Eriksen managed to mishit the shot and send three of our players the wrong way.

    "They pressed us really high and there were quite a few fouls, I felt we could have had better protection from the referee, and that allowed them to keep coming at us.

    "The fixture list was maybe a bit kinder to them in that we had two away games back to back. You would rather sleep in your own bed and have a bit more of a lie in, but we are not making excuses about it. That is part and parcel of playing in two competitions. We played pretty well but didn't keep the 1-0 lead long enough to make them nervous."

  14. MANAGER REACTION

    Tottenham 2-1 Everton

    Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino on Everton's claim they should have been given a late penalty (see 89 mins): "I didn't see it from my position at the time, but I've seen it on television since. It was not a penalty."

  15. Text us on 81111

    Harvey, Belfast: Everton players looked jaded today from a massive performance at Wolfsburg. Still, should've had a penalty and Christian Eriksen should've had two yellows. Them's the breaks.

  16. Post update

    Tottenham 2-1 Everton

    Phil Jagielka
  17. Player reaction

    Tottenham 2-1 Everton

    Everton captain Phil Jagielka: "There were a few tackles flying in that weren't punished, but fair play to Tottenham because they deserved the win. I'm not sure playing away in the Europa League on Thursday affected us. We had a few faces that didn't play or travel to Germany. We're not going to make it an excuse. We played quite well and kept the ball, but didn't keep the lead long enough."

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    Teez: Spurs actually played well today. We might have turned the corner.

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  19. Full-time statistics

    Tottenham 2-1 Everton

    Spurs 2-1 Everton
  20. PLAYER REACTION

    Tottenham 2-1 Everton

    More from Tottenham forward Harry Kane, speaking to BBC Sport: "They got the early goal, the guy pulled off a wonderful strike and sometimes you have to put your hands up. But we dug deep, we got the goal back quickly and the second after half-time, and we hung on. It feels very good, I'm delighted.

    "A direct attacking style is something I have had since I was a kid, whenever I see space I like to run into it and push the centre-halves back. I got a bit today and managed to do that. Hopefully I can continue to perform and we can continue to pick up wins for the team

    "Roberto Soldado has been playing great recently, he just needed a goal to get that confidence. I'm delighted for him and hopefully he can get many more."

  21. MANAGER REACTION

    Tottenham 2-1 Everton

    Pochettino

    Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino urges his team to maintain the standard set in the win against Everton: "It shows we have character and that we are brave. Because it was difficult in the beginning, the first shot they score, but we played very aggressive during our game and started to show our style. We need to be aggressive with and without the ball and if we play with this intensity we can win with our style and develop. Today is a good example of what we want in our future."

  22. Stat attack

    Tottenham 2-1 Everton

    Spurs have gained nine points from losing positions this season, the joint-most in the Premier League with Chelsea.

  23. MANAGER REACTION

    Tottenham 2-1 Everton

    Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino, speaking to Sky Sports: "Today I showed my emotion, I was happy because I know our players suffer a lot and our supporters too. It was a good chance to give this present of three points to our fans. It is important to enjoy this feeling with the team.

    "We need to keep this mentality and try to show the same in the next game. Always you need the time to set your philosophy but today we are very pleased with the three points."

  24. MANAGER REACTION

    Tottenham 2-1 Everton

    Roberto Martinez

    Everton manager Roberto Martinez: "The result is really difficult to take. It's harsh because we performed really well but after we scored we couldn't impose ourselves and take ourselves away from Spurs. We gave everything we had to get an equaliser."

    On playing away in the Europa League on Thursday: "I don't want to see that as an excuse. None of the breaks went in our favour. I coudn't be happier with the energy we showed in our performance."

    On Everton's late penalty appeal: "It is a split decision and you have to understand the referee to be in a perfect position to see that. It should have been spotted."

  25. FULL-TIME

    Tottenham 2-1 Everton

    A lot has been made about Tottenham's Europa League hangovers. But, forget paracetamol, a concoction of solid defending and clinical finishing has made them feel better today.

    This is only Spurs' second win of the season on the weekend after their continental exertions. Everton, who played at Wolfsburg in Germany on Thursday remember, have only won once after playing in Europe.

  26. Post update

    Former Tottenham striker Gary Lineker

    BBC Sport

    "Harry Kane has got a real chance. I like what I see."

  27. Text us on 81111

    Dave, Reading: Confidence booster for Spurs before they blow the league wide open on Wednesday night!

    Next up for Tottenham is a trip to Premier League leaders Chelsea.

  28. Post update

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    Ian Wright

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  29. PLAYER REACTION

    Tottenham 2-1 Everton

    Harry Kane

    Tottenham forward Harry Kane, speaking to Sky Sports: "It feels good to get the win, it was a tough game against a great side. It's great to be playing with players you've come through the ranks with. We worked hard for each other."

    On Roberto Soldado's goal, scored on the counter: "We've been working on pressing high and creating opportunities, I caught him on the ball and we countered to get the goal. It's good to see that working on the pitch."

  30. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Damon Swanton: 11 Points between 1st and 4th, and 11 points between 5th and 20th. It's going to be a close old season!

    John Pierce: No punch at all from Everton. Roberto Martinez playing players who clearly aren't fit. Poor.

    Stavros Makrozachopo: Something strange happened at White Hart Lane today. Tottenham were actually good.

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  31. FULL-TIME

    Tottenham 2-1 Everton

    More importantly for many Spurs fans is this - their heroes are now level on points with arch-rivals Arsenal. Now just the small matter of a trip across London to Chelsea on Wednesday.

  32. FULL-TIME

    Tottenham 2-1 Everton

    Spurs fans stretch their vocal chords as a particularly proud rendition of 'Glory glory Tottenham Hotspur' echoes around a rapidly-emptying White Hart Lane.

    Crisis? What crisis? Mauricio Pochettino claps all four sides of the ground before disappearing down the tunnel, safe in the knowledge that his 'not-good-enough' Spurs side are just two points off the Champions League spots...

    Tottenham players celebrate
  33. Post update

    Tottenham 2-1 Everton

    Former Tottenham manager David Pleat at White Hart Lane

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "A thrilling finish to a match of aggressive and fast flowing football. I thought Everton were terrific at times but Tottenham held firm. Everton had only lost one game away from home this season before today. They had plenty of possession but I think Roberto Martinez will say his side did not create enough shooting chances. A brilliant game full of wonderful performances."

  34. FULL-TIME

    Tottenham 2-1 Everton

    All over! The majority of those inside White Hart Lane rejoice as Spurs cling on to a vital three points. That moves them above their Merseyside visitors and up to seventh in the Premier League table.

  35. Post update

    Tottenham 2-1 Everton

    Spurs keeper Hugo Lloris gathers a high ball to the sound of huge cheers ringing in his ears. Almost there Spurs fans...

    Hugo Lloris
  36. INJURY TIME

    Tottenham 2-1 Everton

    Another huge penalty shout! This time for Spurs as Harry Kane tumbles in the Everton box. Not given.

  37. YELLOW CARD

    Tottenham 2-1 Everton

    Christian Eriksen is the latest name to go into the book. But Everton have the ball.

    Christian Eriksen
  38. INJURY TIME

    Tottenham 2-1 Everton

    Three minutes for Everton to salvage a point...

  39. Post update

    Tottenham 2-1 Everton

    Former Tottenham manager David Pleat at White Hart Lane

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "Tottenham are tiring now against the terrific efforts of Everton, they are really going for it, giving everything for their manager. Can Spurs cope with this Everton surge?"

  40. Post update

    Tottenham 2-1 Everton

    "Handball!?!" shout/ask the Everton away end as Leighton Baines hammers in the in-swinger. Federico Fazio's arm is up in the air as the ball flicks off the head of Romelu Lukaku. Seen them given....

    Federico Fazio
  41. YELLOW CARD

    Tottenham 2-1 Everton

    Another card, another late Everton chance. Ben Davies dives into a rash challenge near the right corner flag. Leighton Baines eyes up the delivery....

  42. YELLOW CARD

    Tottenham 2-1 Everton

    And now Erik Lamela has, I'm sure, further incensed Simon in York (see below) by clattering into Leighton Baines close to the touchline. Booking.

    Erik Lamela is cautioned
  43. Text us on 81111

    Simon, York: Once again Erik Lamela is setting a shocking example for the kids watching at home. First he was praised for scoring a so called rabona instead of using his weaker foot, and now he's wearing gloves to play a football match in the south of England. He shouldn't be allowed on television before the watershed!

    Guy, Reading: Hold on to your hats Spurs fans - we're in for a bumpy late ride! Keep solid at the back at hit them on the counter.

    Neal: Late drama. I reckon Everton will nick a point...

  44. Final five

    Tottenham 2-1 Everton

    Everton boss Roberto Martinez chomps down on a piece of chewing gum as he plots a remarkable comeback on the touchline. Doesn't look like happening at the moment I'm afraid. Five minutes to go....

    Roberto Martinez
  45. Post update

    Tottenham 2-1 Everton

    Spurs win a corner as they look to put this game to bed. But Harry Kane clumsily shoves over his marker at the far post as the set-piece drifts over his blond quiff.

    Harry Kane
  46. Post update

    Tottenham 2-1 Everton

    Former Tottenham manager David Pleat at White Hart Lane

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "Roberto Soldado has had to drop down to the reserves, he's seen other players come in and take his place, but I haven't seen a word of complaint from him in all this time. He's just tried to make a success of it and I think that's commendable.

    "Tottenham have to keep their shape from here. They are in front and are leading but Everton are coming strong. Marucio Pochettino will be delighted if his side can see this one out."

  47. SUBSTITUTION

    Tottenham 2-1 Everton

    Standing ovations for Roberto Soldado at White Hart Lane have been rare. But he is treated to one now - and it is richly deserved. The Spanish goalscorer is replaced by defensive midfielder Paulinho as Spurs look to shut up shop.

  48. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Simon Vickers: Southampton concede, Liverpool don't. Johnson, Smalling and Soldado score. Chelsea can't beat Sunderland. Odd football weekend!

    Kritt Normsaskul: This is exactly what Spurs needed. More urgency in their game. They look a lot more dangerous.

    Ian Marks: Erik Lamela reminds me of Dos Santos when he was at Spurs. Obvious potential, barely uses it.

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  49. Post update

    Tottenham 2-1 Everton

    Here's a chance. Leighton Baines hovers over a free-kick about 35 yards out from the Spurs goal. It's too far for the Alex Turner lookalike to shoot, so instead he lobs one up into the mixer. But it is met by a Spurs head - and the sight of the linesman's flag for an offside against the Toffees.

    Leighton Baines
  50. Final fifteen

    Tottenham 2-1 Everton

    Still Everton press. Substitute Aidan McGeady feeds Seamus Coleman as he thunders down the right touchline, but Spurs left-back Ben Davies sticks his wiry frame in the way of the Irishman's cross.

    A quarter of an hour - plus stoppage time - for Everton to find an equaliser.

    Aidan McGeady
  51. Post update

    Tottenham 2-1 Everton

    Former Tottenham manager David Pleat at White Hart Lane

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "Everton are looking strong at the moment, while Tottenham are finding it difficult to get hold of the ball. Eric Dier and Erik Lamela have both been struggling with the defensive side of the game since they came on."

  52. Post update

    Tottenham 2-1 Everton

    Good spell for Everton. Seamus Coleman is fully in the thick of things, this time smashing a cross from the right out for a Spurs goal-kick. Cue groans from the away fans perched behind the Spurs net.

  53. Post update

    Tottenham 2-1 Everton

    Everton carve open the Spurs defence - but can't take advantage. Ross Barkley's clever throughball spots the run of marauding right-back Seamus Coleman, who bursts in to the penalty area from the right. But Spurs keeper Hugo Lloris races off his line to smother.

    Ross Barkley
  54. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Edward Herbert: Tottenham look so much more secure at the back without Younes Kaboul.

    Luke Groszewski: Everton are missing James McCarthy. One of those players that you don't notice how important they are until they are not playing.

    Alex Hayes: Three of the best players on the pitch, Kane, Mason and Bentaleb, are all products of the Tottenham academy. Good sign.

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  55. SUBSTITUTION

    Tottenham 2-1 Everton

    Vlad Chiriches, who was booked a few moments ago, is off. After picking up an injury. The Romanian, playing as a makeshift right-back, limps off the White Hart Lane pitch and is replaced by Eric Dier. Who is a another makeshift right-back.

  56. Post update

    Tottenham 2-1 Everton

    Rare spell of Everton possession in opposition territory. Leighton Baines swings in a swirling cross from the left, Leon Osman picks up the scraps of Spurs clearance just inside the box, but the hosts side regroup to clear.

  57. Post update

    Tottenham 2-1 Everton

    That's right David - Spurs have played at a sweat-inducing tempo. Another quick ball from Nabil Bentaleb looks for man-of-the-moment Harry Kane, but it is too strong for the England Under-21 forward.

  58. Post update

    Tottenham 2-1 Everton

    Former Tottenham manager David Pleat at White Hart Lane

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "I wouldn't have changed anything if I were Mauricio Pochettino. This is much quicker than some of the pedantic and patient play we have seen from Tottenham in recent weeks. They are playing an altogether faster and more direct game. It shows great faith in Erik Lamela though."

  59. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Vinny Person: Everyone loves Roberto Soldado now. Score or assist 20-25 league goals a season and he'll justify your his price tag and shirt.

    Adam Keed: Roberto Soldado? More like Roberto Goaldado!

    Ken Gorry: A Christmas miracle? Liverpool record a clean sheet and Soldado scores - both on the same weekend.

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  60. SUBSTITUTION

    Tottenham 2-1 Everton

    And that prompts Spurs into a reshuffle. Aaron Lennon trots off, high fiving his replacement Erik Lamela.

    Erik Lamela
  61. SUBSTITUTION

    Tottenham 2-1 Everton

    All change. Everton make a double substitution as midfield pair Leon Osman and Aidan McGeady replace Samuel Eto'o and Kevin Mirallas. That doesn't appear to be the most offensive of double changes. But who am I to question Roberto Martinez's tactical wisdom.

    Roberto Martinez
  62. Post update

    Tottenham 2-1 Everton

    Spurs are banging heavily on that Everton door now - like an angry bailiff. Ryan Mason slashes a long-range shot wide.

  63. CLOSE!

    Tottenham 2-1 Everton

    Almost a second for Spurs! Defender Federico Fazio is a size 11 boot away from cleanly connecting with Christian Eriksen's teasing cross. The Dane's ball goes straight down the corridor of uncertainty between Everton keeper Tim Howard and his defence, but the Toffees survive.

    Christian Eriksen
  64. YELLOW CARD

    Tottenham 2-1 Everton

    Vlad Chiriches is walking the disciplinary tightrope now. The Spurs right-back goes into the book for a wild swipe.

  65. Post update

    Tottenham 2-1 Everton

    Former Tottenham manager David Pleat at White Hart Lane

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "Everton have had more of the ball but they look a little bit exposed down the middle when Tottenham break. There is a little bit of space between Gareth Barry and Sylvain Distin you feel Spurs might exploit.

    "We cannot criticise the man in black today, mainly because the referee is actually in a green shirt, but when you have two teams of contrasting styles and one playing on the counter, the officials do so well to keep up."

  66. Post update

    Tottenham 2-1 Everton

    Wonder what the pre-match odds for a Roberto Soldado brace were? The Spanish striker looks a different man as he heads wide Ben Davies' cross. Close, but not close enough.

    Roberto Soldado
  67. Post update

    Tottenham 2-1 Everton

    Who needs patient passing football when you can lump the ball forward? Spurs go route one - a la Wimbledon - as a long ball from Vlad Chiriches splits apart the napping Everton defence.

    Roberto Soldado does his best Alan Cork impression as he gamely chases, but the speedy Seamus Coleman nips across to clear the danger.

  68. Post update

    Tottenham 2-1 Everton

    Still Everton prod and probe as Spurs can barely get out of their own half. Toffees midfielder Gareth Barry spots Seamus Coleman skulking at the far post, but the England man's delivery is too strong for the Irishman.

  69. Post update

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    Can the Saints still keep up their pressure on the top four?

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    And Spurs fans - how happy are you to see Roberto Soldado score after 593 minutes?

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  70. Post update

    Tottenham 2-1 Everton

    Former Tottenham manager David Pleat at White Hart Lane

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "The biggest problem for Tottenham, even though they played so well in that first half, will be maintaining their intensity against an Everton side that have slightly greater experience. It will be interesting to see if they can."

  71. Post update

    Tottenham 2-1 Everton

    Everton start the second half confidently, neatly keeping possession as they build from the back. But Seamus Coleman's wayward cross from the right flank flies over everyone gathered in the Spurs box.

    Seamus Coleman
  72. KICK-OFF

    Tottenham 2-1 Everton

    The boys in black - Everton - kick off the second half as they chase the game.

  73. Post update

    Tottenham 2-1 Everton

    The Spurs gather in the tunnel as they wait for captain Hugo Lloris to lead them back on to the White Hart Lane pitch. Roberto Soldado struts out at least three inches taller after that goal.

  74. Stat attack

    Tottenham 2-1 Everton

    Roberto Soldado

    Spurs striker Roberto Soldado has ended a run of 593 minutes without a goal (all competitions).

  75. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    David Whale: It's great to see the transformation of Harry Kane with a bit of confidence. Not the finished article but getting there!

    Allan Mugane: I wish Christian Eriksen had made it to Merseyside. Like Luka Modric and Gareth Bale he is two or three classes up on all his team-mates.

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  76. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Tomer Tsur: Roberto Soldado scoring? Yeah OK it's time to wake up...

    Ahmed Bhana: Finally Soldado scores! About time. Hope he goes on a run of goals now and gets people get off his back.

    Chris Beattie: Best I've seen Tottenham play since we had Luka Modric and Scott Parker in the middle! Slick passing, pace, intent, pressing and composure.

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  77. Half-time stats

    Tottenham 2-1 Everton

    Spurs v Everton
  78. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Tottenham 2-1 Everton

    Gary Lineker

    BBC Sport

    "Good to see Spurs finally giving the Roberto Soldado they bought from Valencia a chance, rather than that imposter that's been wearing the shirt."

  79. Post update

    Tottenham 2-1 Everton

    Former Tottenham manager David Pleat at White Hart Lane

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "Although this game has been quite evenly matched, Tottenham have had more attempts on goal than Everton and that is largely down to Harry Kane, who has been shooting on sight. I'm so pleased for him, he has taken to first team football like a duck to water.

    "I've also been very impressed with Federico Fazio, he's been very controlled at the back. He was very much a Mauricio Pochettino signing and this is the first game where he has looked comfortable."

  80. HALF-TIME

    Tottenham 2-1 Everton

    Roberto Soldado's first goal since March ensures Tottenham end the opening half ahead. What has happened to Everton's defending?

  81. Post update

    Tottenham 2-1 Everton

    Former Tottenham manager David Pleat at White Hart Lane

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "Tottenham won the ball brilliantly and when Aaron Lennon put Roberto Soldado through the Spaniard found himself closing in on Tim Howard in the Everton goal as Spurs overloaded. Soldado hasn't justified the money Spurs paid for him but that was a big goal. The Tottenham bench jump up in delight."

  82. GOAL

    Tottenham 2-1 Everton - Roberto Soldado (45 mins)

    Tottenham come from behind to take the lead again. A fabulous finish by Roberto Soldado who keeps his composure to fire low past Tim Howard after Aaron Lennon's clever pass. Poor defending by Everton but take nothing away from Soldado. That was a super goal.

    Roberto Soldado gives Tottenham the lead
  83. Post update

    Tottenham 1-1 Everton

    One minute of added time. Apart from the goals this has been pretty drab.

  84. YELLOW CARD

    Tottenham 1-1 Everton

    Goalscorer Kevin Mirallas picks up a needless yellow card as he kicks the ball away after Tottenham are awarded a free-kick. Everton need to keep their discipline. Tottenham are dominating the midfield.

    Kevin Mirallas receives a yellow card
  85. Post update

    Tottenham 1-1 Everton

    Former Tottenham manager David Pleat at White Hart Lane

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "It was a difficult one for Roberto Soldado. The ball was coming high, down from the sky, and it was hard to control as it came over his shoulder and approached the goalkeeper. A half-chance. This is still a very even game but Everton are just edging possession as we approach half-time."

  86. Post update

    Tottenham 1-1 Everton

    What is Muhamed Besic doing? The Everton man's attempted header back to his keeper is way too short and Roberto Soldado is ready to pounce. Everton are saved as Tim Howard senses the danger and rushes off his line before the Spurs forward can cause any damage.

    Muhamed Besic
  87. CLOSE!

    Tottenham 1-1 Everton

    Everton will do well to be on level terms at half-time. Another chance for Spurs as Christian Eriksen's deflected shot whistles just past the post with Tim Howard wrong-footed. Harry Kane and Ryan Mason are causing all sorts of problems.

  88. Post update

    Tottenham 1-1 Everton

    Everton are shaving possession but there are question marks over Tim Howard for the equaliser. The Everton keeper will feel he should have done better with Harry Kane's initial shot when he sees it again.

  89. Post update

    Tottenham 1-1 Everton

    Former Tottenham manager David Pleat at White Hart Lane

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "We've seen some good speedy play from Tottenham, but Everton are playing very courageously by leaving Ross Barkley up the field with Kevin Mirallas and Romelu Lukaku. It may well be that if Spurs continue to play like this, Muhamed Besic and Gareth Barry will want a bit more help in the middle of the pitch."

  90. Post update

    Tottenham 1-1 Everton

    Spurs are on the front foot since equalising. Harry Kane powers forward but his finish is tame.

  91. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Neil Knighton: Slick as you like from Christian Eriksen. That was not as easy as it looked.

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  92. Post update

    Tottenham 1-1 Everton

    Former Tottenham manager David Pleat at White Hart Lane

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "It looked an impossible angle but the Everton defence were all wrong-footed by the deflected shot from Harry Kane. Relief for Tottenham. And well done Kane for having a go - that was Spurs' first shot of the match, and it was an excellent turn and run. He is now maturing into a first-team player."

  93. GOAL

    Tottenham 1-1 Everton - Christian Eriksen

    We have a game. Christian Eriksen pounces after Tim Howard can only push Harry Kane's shot into the Tottenham player's path. Eriksen still has work to do but keeps his composure to finish well. Roberto Martinez is seething, Mauricio Pochettino punches the air and calls for more from the home crowd.

    Christian Eriksen
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    Pieter Troffaes: Fantastic strike, but horribly closed out by Spurs. They have been nothing but bad passes.

    Matt Cartwright: Not worried as I know Everton will have a man sent off at some point and then we'll win 2-1 again!

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  95. Post update

    Tottenham 0-1 Everton

    Robin van Persie scored an absolute corker against Hull but Kevin Mirallas' finish was every bit as good. The Belgian placed it superbly but questions have to be asked of Tottenham's defence. Very shabby.

  96. Post update

    Tottenham 0-1 Everton

    Former Tottenham manager David Pleat at White Hart Lane

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "That all came as a result of the free-kick. The Tottenham defence didn't deal with the rebound and Kevin Mirallas bent a shot with speed past Hugo Lloris. The goalkeeper had no chance of getting it, it was right in the top corner. Great start for Everton. They can now try and dictate the pace of the game."

  97. GOAL

    Tottenham 0-1 Everton - Kevin Mirallas (15 mins)

    Stunner. An absolute stunner from Kevin Mirallas as he finds the corner of the net with a curling 20-yard shot after Tottenham fail to clear a free-kick. Game on.

    Kevin Mirallas celebrates
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    Mohamed Khalaf: These two teams look so evenly balanced. Lets hope I'm wrong and we get goals galore instead of a bore draw.

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  99. Post update

    Tottenham 0-0 Everton

    Former Tottenham manager David Pleat at White Hart Lane

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "There is a great atmosphere here today. Not a spare seat to be had. It looks as though Tottenham have been told to play with a very high tempo and the fans will appreciate that. They want tempo and they want momentum. Spurs' results after Thursday night matches have been very poor. Today they have to put that right."

  100. Post update

    Tottenham 0-0 Everton

    Brilliant silky skills from Ross Barkley. The Everton youngster rides one midfield challenge before powering forward but is let down by his final pass as he attempts to tee up Samuel Eto'o. This kid really is special.

    Ross Barkley
  101. Post update

    Tottenham 0-0 Everton

    First shot in anger comes from the boot of Kevin Mirallas but the Everton man fires wildy over the bar after a pull back from Leighton Baines.

  102. Post update

    Tottenham 0-0 Everton

    Former Tottenham manager David Pleat at White Hart Lane

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "Romelu Lukaku is up front with Ross Barkley, Samuel Eto'o and Kevin Mirallas playing off him. But the left-side of defence could be the problem area for Tottenham today, with Seamus Coleman making energetic runs at speed down the Everton right. And you can also expect Leighton Baines will join in from left-back too."

  103. Post update

    Tottenham 0-0 Everton

    Tottenham really need a home win or else Emmanuel Adebayor will be ranting and raving about what a joy it is to play away. Spurs settle quickly.

  104. KICK-OFF

    Tottenham 0-0 Everton

    White Hart Lane is bouncing. We're under way.

    Roberto Martinez and Mauricio Pochettino
  105. Post update

    Tottenham v Everton (16:00 GMT)

    Everton manager Roberto Martinez speaking to Sky Sports: "Spurs have phenomenal individuals, and they are expected to be rated in the top four positions. Our performance against Wolfsburg was outstanding, so that creates a competition for places. It's great to see Baines and Barry back, and Pienaar on the bench. Barry is a great example of a professional player, and an incredible influence in the dressing room."

    Roberto Martinez
  106. Post update

    Tottenham v Everton (16:00 GMT)

    Spurs head coach Mauricio Pochettino speaking to Sky Sports: "It's very tough (today) but we need to be calm because we need to play to develop our game. We need to be together to create a good atmosphere for our players.

    "The Europa League demands a lot, mentally and physically but today is an opportunity to play well, we have trained well, recovered well and we are in a good condition. Aaron Lennon has a lot of experience, has been here for a long time, we need to use him and Eriksen right to create chances."

  107. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Tottenham v Everton (16:00 GMT)

    Paul Murphy: That Tottenham line-up isn't filling me with confidence today. Nabil Bentaleb and Ryan Mason in the middle with our best player on the left?

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  108. Team news

    Tottenham v Everton (16:00 GMT)

    Tottenham: Lloris, Chiriches, Fazio, Vertonghen, Davies, Mason, Bentaleb, Lennon, Kane, Eriksen, Soldado. Subs: Kaboul, Paulinho, Lamela, Vorm, Dier, Dembele, Chadli.

    Everton: Howard, Coleman, Jagielka, Distin, Baines, Besic, Barry, Mirallas, Eto'o, Barkley, Lukaku. Subs: Robles, Hibbert, McGeady, Atsu, Osman, Pienaar, Garbutt.

    Referee: Michael Oliver

  109. MANAGER REACTION

    Southampton 0-3 Man City

    Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini, speaking to Sky Sports: "I am very pleased. We beat a very good team. They were second in the table and deserved that position. We played a very good game it was important to have a clean sheet again, they had just one chance in the 90 minutes and that is important for the trust in our team, and to score three goals against the best defence is also very important.

    "I told the referee he must decide if it is a penalty or not, I was sure it was not yellow card. I know [Sergio Aguero], he does not try to cheat the referee. But after it was important to open the game, it was close in the first 45 minutes and we continued working as a team in defence and attack until we scored.

    "[After Eliaquim Mangala being sent off and Vincent Kompany coming off injured] we don't have both but we have Martin Demichelis and Dedryck Boyata, who is working very well, and Bacary Sagna can also play centre-back.

    "We cannot know if Vincent Kompany has a problem with his hamstring, we will see with the doctor tomorrow. It was a precaution, we will see if it is a cramp or injury."

    Manuel Pellegrini
  110. Post update

    Tottenham v Everton (16:00 GMT)

    Time to turn our attention to Tottenham against Everton. These two could yet face each other in Warsaw next May in the Europa League final!

  111. Manager reaction

    Southampton 0-3 Man City

    More from Southampton manager Ronald Koeman to Sky Sports: "We know in three days we have to play Arsenal away. There is no time to be disappointed and that you have to learn about the mistakes. If you like to beat these big teams you have to play better. That is what I have said to the players."

  112. Post update

    Southampton 0-3 Man City

    It doesn't get any easier for Southampton. Their next two games? Arsenal away on Wednesday and Manchester United at home on 8 December. That's tough.

  113. Post update

    Tottenham v Everton (16:00 GMT)

    Tottenham v Everton

    Everton on Twitter: Duncan Ferguson takes the Blues subs through their warm-up stretches.

    Kick-off at White Hat Lane is just over 15 minutes away.

  114. Manager reaction

    Southampton 0-3 Man City

    Southampton manager Ronald Koeman, talking to Sky Sports: "I'mdisappointed because in the second half the beginning was a bit better than the start of the game. You know that if you do some mistakes you are punished for that. It was not good enough today and we have to realise that. The difference was the quality."

  115. Player reaction

    Southampton 0-3 Man City

    More from Frank Lampard to Sky Sports on reports that Manchester City's hierarchy would like to keep him beyond the end of his loan:

    "I haven't spoken to them, I'm just concentrating week to week and I had an injury to get over. I don't know, its nice if they are saying that but we'll see what happens."

  116. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Southampton 0-3 Man City

    Abdul Said: Manchester City were six points behind Arsenal last season at this stage and managed to win it. Everything is possible this time again. Midweek and next weekend will confirm whether Saints are really ready for European football.

    Jordan Cole: Beaten by the better team today. If Southampton want to get top six, they need to play a lot better.

    Lewis Longman: This season Saints have played three games against what can be classed as serious opponents and lost all three. Top four? I doubt it.

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  117. Player reaction

    Southampton 0-3 Man City

    Manchester City's Frank Lampard speaking to Sky Sports: "We all look at tables during the week, and we are disappointed with where we are for a club like City, but we have to keep winning, keep moving forwards and go game by game."

    Frank Lampard
  118. Post update

    Former England captain Gary Lineker

    BBC Sport

    "I think Frank Lampard has been rather better value for money for Manchester City than Eliaquim Mangala."

  119. "City breathe life back into title race"

    Southampton 0-3 Man City

    Steve Claridge

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "This is a performance that has put Manchester City back in the title race. There is a bit of life left in this league. There was a really lovely balance to the team that finished the game - a really imposing side that works hard. Sometimes City can be a little bit loose, and they don't seem to be able to control games in the same way Chelsea do, but nobody was a passenger today."

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    Matt Price: Poor Southampton. It's not been their day. Then again, Manchester City are champions for a reason.

    Aashish: Think Southampton gave City too much respect to start with, bad day at the office but expect them to bounce back.

    Stefan Rice: Poor from Southampton. A man up but lost all accountability in defence. Not a good start to a very tough month.

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  121. Post update

    Southampton 0-3 Man City

    Lots has been made of Southampton's start under Ronald Koeman. But the Saints have been taught a lesson in their own backyard.

    Ronald Koeman
  122. Post update

    Southampton 0-3 Man City

    BBC Radio Manchester summariser Fred Eyre at St Mary's Stadium

    "At half-time Ronald Koeman couldn't possibly have imagined this would end up as 3-0 defeat. Even Manchester City wouldn't have. But that is football for you, and City have players who can turn the game in your favour. All three goals were great goals. What must Frank Lampard have been like at his actual peak? He showed fantastic skill and composure to chest the ball down in his own penalty area and start the move for the third goal."

  123. FULL-TIME

    Southampton 0-3 Man City

    Terrific stuff from City. Had results gone their way, Chelsea could have been nine points clear tonight. Instead he gap is six points. And City are chasing hard.

    Manchester City players celebrate
  124. Post update

    Southampton 0-3 Man City

    BBC Radio

    "Manchester City have worked hard but tactically they also have got it spot on today. They've done their homework on Southampton," former Saints manager Dave Merrington on BBC Radio Solent.

  125. Post update

    Southampton 0-3 Man City

    Manuel Pellegrini looks a lot more relaxed. It's as though the City boss has forgotten that controversial penalty incident earlier.

  126. Post update

    Southampton 0-3 Man City

    Southampton look deflated. They are playing like the team down to 10 men. Three minutes of added time left.

  127. Post update

    Southampton 0-3 Man City

    The title race over? Don't you believe it. This has been impressive from Manchester City.

  128. Post update

    Southampton 0-3 Man City

    Thousands of empty seats now at St Mary's. Five minutes of added time.

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    12Laus: Again the James Milner-Frank Lampard combo. How many goals has that got for Man City this season?

    Justin Lee: Oh dear Frank what have you done? You've put City only six points behind your team!

    Prajjwal Panday: Lampard hunting down Chelsea. Never thought I'd say that.

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  130. Post update

    Southampton 0-3 Man City

    BBC Radio Manchester summariser Fred Eyre at St Mary's Stadium

    "Gael Clichy ran 70 yards from his own penalty area as the ball travelled end to end via three players. A wonderful team goal from Manchester City."

  131. GOAL

    Southampton 0-3 Man City - Gael Clichy

    What a time to score your first Manchester City goal. Gael Clichy can't believe it as Sergio Aguero's ball lands at his feet and the defender lashes home from eight yards.

    Gael Clichy
  132. Post update

    Southampton 0-2 Man City

    BBC Radio Manchester summariser Fred Eyre at St Mary's Stadium

    "99 times out of 100 you would have put your mortgage on Sergio Aguero scoring but for once I wasn't confident on him scoring that one. He took it wide too late. Southampton are still coming forward but they have got a lot to do now against a City side that is really disciplined."

  133. CLOSE!

    Southampton 0-2 Man City

    Five minutes to go and it's a thrilling finish at St Mary's. Shane Long drills the ball across the six-yard area but Graziano Pelle can't connect. The story of Southampton's day.

    Shane Long
  134. GREAT SAVE!

    Southampton 0-2 Man City

    Ten-man City are on the rampage. Sergio Aguero is clean through. Surely 3-0? Fraser Forster stands his ground and makes a vital save. Southampton have an extra man but they've gone to pieces.

  135. Post update

    Southampton 0-2 Man City

    BBC Radio Manchester summariser Fred Eyre at St Mary's Stadium

    "Wonderful play from James Milner both in attack and defence. First to pounce on the ball with a rat-trap of a tackle, and then he takes it up the field before playing in Frank Lampard. He does what he has been doing since he was at least 14 years of age, scoring with a low drive from the edge of the area."

  136. GOAL

    Southampton 0-2 Man City - Frank Lampard

    Down to 10 men...no problem. Game. Set. Match. Manchester City are going to end the day second after substitute Frank Lampard finds the net from the edge of the area. It's a fiercely struck low shot that leaves Saints keeper Fraser Forster rooted to the spot. He wasn't expecting that. And neither were Southampton's fans. It's all gone quiet.

    Frank Lampard celebrates
  137. Post update

    Southampton 0-1 Man City

    Nabil Hassan

    BBC Sport at St Mary's Stadium

    "Saints have been hanging on here and the frustration had been growing at St Mary's but Eliaquim Mangala's red card could be spark they need to get back into this game. Big 10 minutes coming up.

    "'They've got to keep their heads, they can't be intimidated,' Dave Merrington tells BBC Radio Solent. 'Manchester City are going to put the shutters up now. Saints have got to gamble'."

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    Joey Knuff: Eliaquim Mangala, the biggest waste of money since Andy Carroll.

    Harry Pannell: How can anyone justify Mangala being worth the same as Diego Costa? He's not worth £10m in my opinion.

    Harry Siviter: Yaya Toure has gone from hero to villain. Sloppy in possession.

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  139. SUBSTITUTION

    Southampton 0-1 Man City

    Southampton scent blood. Manuel Pellegrini reacts to his side going down to 10 men by replacing Jesus Navas with defender Martín Demichelis, who might just have his work cut out in the remaining 12 minutes or so.

  140. Breaking Tottenham team news

    Tottenham v Everton (16:00 GMT)

    Spurs make three alterations from the side that started the win at Hull last week, with Vlad Chiriches, Nabil Bentaleb and Aaron Lennon returning.

    Tottenham XI: Lloris; Chiriches, Fazio, Vertonghen, Davies; Lennon, Bentaleb, Mason, Eriksen; Kane, Soldado. Subs: Vorm, Dier, Kaboul, Chadli, Dembele, Lamela, Paulinho.

  141. Breaking Everton team news

    Tottenham v Everton (16:00 GMT)

    Four changes for the Toffees, with Leighton Baines, Gareth Barry, Muhamed Besic and Samuel Eto'o returning.

    Everton XI: Howard, Baines, Jagielka (c), Distin, Coleman, Barry, Besic, Eto'o, Barkley, Mirallas, Lukaku. Subs: Robles, Hibbert, McGeady, Atsu, Osman, Pienaar, Garbutt.

  142. Post update

    Southampton 0-1 Man City

    BBC Radio Manchester summariser Fred Eyre at St Mary's Stadium

    "Manchester City are in trouble now. A despairing tackle from Eliaquim Mangala but it was all down to Yaya Toure losing the ball in midfield. It was a schoolboy error you're used to seeing in the local park, and Mangala has suffered for it. City have 15 minutes to manage this game out now, with a one goal lead."

  143. RED CARD FOR MAN CITY

    Southampton 0-1 Man City - Eliaquim Mangala

    Has Eliaquim Mangala just handed Southampton a lifeling? The City defender, already booked, picks up a second yellow for a foul on Shane Long. St Mary's comes to life again.

    Eliaquim Mangala gets a red card
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    Southampton 0-1 Man City

    Gary Lineker

    BBC Sport

    "Awful miss by Sergio Aguero (see 70 mins). Really needs to work on his finishing."

  145. Post update

    Southampton 0-1 Man City

    BBC Radio Manchester summariser Fred Eyre at St Mary's Stadium

    "Shane Long is a different proposition altogether for the Manchester City defence to cope with. This lad will put a real shift in over the last 20 minutes, he is a very hard working player. He reminds me a little of Sergio Aguero, although he doesn't score enough goals."

  146. TWENTY MINUTES LEFT

    Southampton 0-1 Man City

    Twenty minutes left. Southampton need something special.

    Ronald Koeman
  147. CLOSE!

    Southampton 0-1 Man City

    Southampton send on Shane Long but the action is at the other end of the pitch as Sergio Aguero squanders a chance from a James Milner corner. That was poor by the little man's standards. Nathaniel Clyne just about did enough to put him off.

  148. SUBSTITUTION

    Southampton 0-1 Man City

    It's Franky time as Frank Lampard replaces Samir Nasri. One quality player replaced by another. Southampton have lost their way. They need something special. And fast.

  149. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Marin Marinov: Let's see if Southampton have it in them or if this is the day they start sliding down...

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  150. Post update

    Southampton 0-1 Man City

    Pablo Zabaleta escapes a yellow after a blatant foul on Sadio Mane. It presents Southampton with another set-piece opportunity which they are unable to make count. City counter and James Milner fires over after the Saints defence goes to sleep.

    Pablo Zabaleta
  151. Post update

    Southampton 0-1 Man City

    Southampton force two quick corners as they desperately attempt to haul themselves back into this. City's defence, well marshalled yet again by Vincent Kompany, is standing firm.

    Vincent Kompany
  152. Post update

    Southampton 0-1 Man City

    BBC Radio Manchester summariser Fred Eyre at St Mary's Stadium

    "It may be only temporary but Southampton have been knocked off their stride. They were giving it all their all and have still gone one goal down. It's a good time for Manchester City to capitalise now."

  153. Post update

    Southampton 0-1 Man City

    As it stands, City are second in the table, six points behind Chelsea. Who said the title race was over?

  154. Post update

    Southampton 0-1 Man City

    Nabil Hassan

    BBC Sport at St Mary's Stadium

    "Manchester City displaying patience before taking the lead and Southampton are behind at St Mary's for the first time this season. It's only the second goal they have conceded at home. There is stunned silence at St Mary's except from the corner where Manchester City's fans are, one supporter has let off a smoke bomb. This is a real test now for Ronald Koeman's men."

  155. SUBSTITUTION

    Southampton 0-1 Man City

    Manuel Pellegrini reacts to his side going ahead by sending on James Milner. Stevan Jovetic comes off. Time for Southampton to show why they started today second in the table.

    Manuel Pellegrini
  156. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Kahill: Huge blow for Southampton after losing Morgan Schneiderlin. Victor Wanyama is already booked too and that will lead to less tackles in the midfield.

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  157. Post update

    Southampton 0-1 Man City

    I bet Sergio Aguero is feeling a whole lot better now. He played a big hand in that goal. He'll feel justice has been done after being denied a blatant penalty earlier.

  158. Post update

    Southampton 0-1 Man City

    BBC Radio Manchester summariser Fred Eyre at St Mary's Stadium

    "If Manchester City wanted anybody to be coming in on a ball like that, if Frank Lampard is not playing, then it would have to be Yaya Toure. He finishes so well from there. A brilliant goal, and unselfish play by Sergio Aguero to set him up."

  159. GOAL

    Southampton 0-1 Man City - Yaya Toure (51 mins)

    When the going gets tough the tough get...you know the rest. Yaya Toure steps up to the plate to fire Manchester City into the lead against the run of play. It's a fine finish from the edge of the area, with the aid of a slight deflection off Toby Alderweireld, following Sergio Aguero's pull back.

    Yaya Toure
  160. Text us on 81111

    Dominique, Taunton: I hope Southampton can win this game to silence some of the critics with regards to their ability to stay at the top end of the league. It's time they were taken seriously as a club. They do so much for English football through an excellent youth scheme which has produced some outstanding players over the years. Would be great to see them in Europe, well deserved after two consistent seasons despite fundamental changes.

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  161. Post update

    Southampton 0-0 Man City

    Another long range attempt from the hosts. This time Dusan Tadic goes close. Impressive start by the Saints.

    Dusan Tadic
  162. SUBSTITUTION

    Southampton 0-0 Man City

    Change for Southampton at the stat of the second half as Japan defender Maya Yoshida replaces midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin, who has suffered a thigh injury. Toby Alderweireld moves further forward and goes close with along range attempt in the opening moments.

  163. KICK-OFF

    Southampton 0-0 Man City

    Back under way.

  164. Post update

    Southampton 0-0 Man City

    England manager Roy Hodgson is at St Mary's. He will have liked what he has seen so far. It's been pretty entertaining for a 0-0. Here come the players.

  165. Premier League stars in the stands at St Mary's

    James Ward-Prowse and Sam Gallagher at St Mary's Stadium

    Southampton midfielder James Ward-Prowse: "With Sam Gallagher watching the game! Come on boys! Let's have a win!"

  166. Text us on 81111

    John: "The turnaround at Southampton has been incredible given the playing squad that was dismantled in the summer and with losing their manager as well. The fact that they are able to challenge and compete with last season's Premier League champions is nothing short of extraordinary. Hats off to you lads, you certainly don't look out of place at this level."