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Summary

  1. Leaders Chelsea thrash Swansea 5-0
  2. Palace come from behind to beat Burnley
  3. Wilson scores in Man Utd win at QPR
  4. Late Spurs strike denies Sunderland
  5. Bojan earns Stoke victory at Leicester

Live Reporting

By Mike Whalley, Gary Rose and Andy Cryer

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    OK then people this Saturday football live text juggernaut is at its end.

    Go on out into the world and enjoy your Saturday night but join us again tomorrow morning for more Premier League action. West Ham host Hull at 13:30 GMT before Arsene Wenger takes his Arsenal side to Manchester City at 16:00. Lovely stuff.

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    Newcastle 1-2 Southampton

    Katy, London: 42 points! The Saints are staying up!

    Anth, Sunderland: Very, very impressed with Southampton. Commitment, skill and discipline. Refreshing to see.

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  3. Post update

    QPR 0-2 Manchester United

    Former Man City and England full-back Danny Mills

    606 football phone-in on Radio 5 live

    "Louis van Gaal must have told Falcao to up his game or he wouldn't keep him on come the end of the season, and wouldn't keep paying him a fortune."

  4. Post update

    QPR 0-2 Manchester United

    Former Tottenham and Stoke striker Garth Crooks

    Final Score

    "Falcao worked really hard, looked hungry and sharp and held up the ball well to bring others into play. On another day he could have had a hat-trick. Very impressive."

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    Son Lyme: So much for the mass-movement of protest at Villa Park. I'm proud of our support, and our club. Gil looks a player too. Up the Villa.

    Atif Asif: How does Louis van Gaal not see that United work better with 4-4-2 diamond? Wilson and Falcao's partnership was very impressive, with pace and movement.

    Donald Oluoch: Another clean sheet for Petr Cech. Goal difference might be vital come the end of the season. In a nutshell, Chelsea's form is back.

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  6. Manager reaction

    Newcastle 1-2 Southampton

    Newcastle caretaker manager John Carver on the penalty decision after Jose Fonte handled the ball in the penalty area: "It was an absolutely stonewall penalty. If he had his arms by his side you could argue it was ball to hand but his arms are an L-shape

    "Big decisions can cost people livelihoods and jobs but more importantly points."

  7. Manager reaction

    Newcastle 1-2 Southampton

    Newcastle caretaker manager John Carver on his future at the club: "It's exactly the same as it was before the game. There's been no talks and whether there will be in the next 48 hours I'll decide with the club.

    "We haven't won a game and you need to win games. The crowd are waiting on a decision and the club has to make that soon.

    "They have to do something. We don't deserve to drift away. The fans won't put up with that and something has to be done."

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    Newcastle 1-2 Southampton

    Neil Williams: Southampton continue to amaze this season. They've been brilliant so far. What I'd give for Aston Villa to be doing the same.

    Alexandre Tynemouth: Sick of supporting a club going nowhere. Southampton are everything Newcastle could and should be.

    Rian Hoskins: Eljero Elia has had some criticism over his attitude but with Ronald Koeman's faith in him, he could thrive at Southampton as shown today.

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  9. Stat attack

    Here's one for you to put out there and impress your mates at the pub tonight - only one date in Premier League history has seen more away wins than today's six - New Year's Day in 1994, when eight away teams won.

  10. Manager reaction

    Newcastle 1-2 Southampton

    More from Southampton manager Ronald Koeman: "When I got the question pre-season, if they said to me after 22 games you would be third maybe I would be laughing. But we don't steal points, we play good football. Of course you need some luck but the spirit is unbelievable, and the confidence, like you saw today, they are confident in themselves. They know exactly what they have to do, and even when we do not play well we keep the organisation and that is the key to being successful."

    On Newcastle's claims for a penalty in injury time. "Maybe it was a penalty I don't see it exactly, but I think we deserved the win. There was fantastic spirit in the team, the key to winning is the confidence we are showing on the pitch."

    On young midfielder Harrison Reed "He is doing fantastic, a few months ago he was running too much but he is now more calm and is being aggressive in midfield, winning the second ball. It is not always about playing football, sometimes you need a player in that position to keep the balance in the team and he did that fantastic."

  11. Manager reaction

    Newcastle 1-2 Southampton

    Southampton manager Ronald Koeman, speaking to BBC Sport: "It's fantastic. Maybe for everybody it was lovely to win at Old Trafford but maybe this win today is more important and I am still more proud of the players because it was the third game this week. They showed incredible ambition and spirit, even after a difficult start, and after 1-0 we were more comfortable on the pitch. The win was well deserved."

    On loan signing Eljero Elia, who scored twice today. "I knew the player and I asked myself a lot of times what has happened, because he played in the World Cup final. First the system of the team is important, how he played today is the best. Also every player needs confidence of the coach. Maybe he was lacking the rhythm of the game but his answer today was fantastic."

  12. "Rock solid at the back"

    Newcastle 1-2 Southampton

    Former England defender Danny Mills

    Football Focus

    "Southampton's defence is rock solid. Nathaniel Clyne and Ryan Bertrand are great at attacking but are great defenders too. Jose Fonte and Florin Gardos, I love their decision making. There is a time to play and bring it down and a time to just get your foot through it. They do both so well and are well organised and very difficult to break down. Undoubtedly Ronald Koeman has played a big part in that."

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    Graeme Dawson: NUFC Head Coach job needs sorted out or we are potentially in trouble! 8 points off bottom 3 as isn't comfortable

    Tobias Xavier: I think Southampton have become everyone's favourite 2nd team.

  14. Player reaction on Twitter

    QPR 0-2 Manchester United

    Radamel Falcao and Victor Valdes

    Manchester United striker Radamel Falcao: "With my friend Victor Valdes. We are returning home by train and happy for the victory!"

  15. Player reaction

    Newcastle 1-2 Southampton

    Southampton forward Eljero Elia, speaking to Sky Sports: On running over to celebrate with manager Ronald Koeman after scoring the opening goal. "I wanted to thank Ronald Koeman to have given me the chance to play for Southampton. He was the only one who believed in me, and all the players here have helped me since the first moment I arrived."

  16. Player reaction

    Newcastle 1-2 Southampton

    Southampton captain Jose Fonte, speaking to Sky Sports: On Newcastle's penalty claim in injury time: "It was so quick and so close I had no reaction. I have to see it but there was no intention of making handball of course.

    "We arrived here so tired, we had three tough games away. We spent the week in hotels and travelling, so for us to come here and put in this massive effort it means the world. Thank you to the fans who have followed us.

    "We don't think about where we are going to be at the end, we move on to the next game. There are 16 games to go, and we will take each one, one by one."

  17. Post update

    Match of the Day

    Quick as a flash, we have the Match of the Day running order.

    1. Burnley v Crystal Palace, 2. Swansea v Chelsea, 3. Tottenham v Sunderland, 4. QPR v Man Utd, 5. Newcastle v Southampton, 6. Aston Villa v Liverpool , 7. Leicester v Stoke.

    Go on then, hands up who thought Burnley v Crystal Palace would top the order before today's games?

    Catch all the goals and analysis on BBC One at 22:25 GMT.

  18. Post update

    Newcastle 1-2 Southampton

    Former Newcastle defender John Anderson

    BBC Radio Newcastle at St James' Park

    "It could have gone either way. For me there wasn't a great deal in it but Newcastle did not create enough. They don't seem to have somebody who wants to be in there to put the ball in the back of the net, somebody who wants to score goals. We've been saying all season that when the transfer window opens the club needs to sign somebody, but it doesn't look like it's going to happen."

  19. FULL-TIME

    Newcastle 1-2 Southampton

    Will the Southampton train ever run out of steam? Five wins from six now and they are back up to third after Manchester United briefly kept the position warm for them this afternoon.

    Southampton celebrate their win over Newcastle
  20. Post update

    Newcastle 1-2 Southampton

    That's got to have been Newcastle's big chance? Boos are stilling ringing out around the stadium at that decision not to award a penalty.

  21. Post update

    Newcastle 1-2 Southampton

    Former Newcastle defender John Anderson

    BBC Radio Newcastle at St James' Park

    "Seeing it from a distance it looked like the ball hit Jose Fonte on the chest, but after seeing the replay I think it's handball and a penalty."

  22. PENALTY APPEAL

    Newcastle 1-2 Southampton

    Big shout for a penalty as Emmanuel Riviere's shot strikes the arm of Jose Fonte. Newcastle players are fuming and head straight to the referee, they want a penalty, referee is having none of it but he looks to have got that decision wrong.

  23. Post update

    Newcastle 1-2 Southampton

    Shane Long is OK and off we go again. Mike Williamson creeps into the Newcastle attack, the hosts are throwing everything forward.

  24. Final four

    Newcastle 1-2 Southampton

    Shane Long is down receiving treatment as the game ticks into the 90th minute, having taken a knock when challenging for the ball. Four minutes of stoppage time.

  25. Post update

    Newcastle 1-2 Southampton

    There is a lot more zip about Newcastle but has it come too late? Remy Cabella tries to skip inside Harrison Reed but the Southampton man does well to shrug him off and end the attack.

  26. Post update

    Newcastle 1-2 Southampton

    Matt Targett 's introduction means Southampton are shoring up their defence for the final few minutes, hoping to further stifle Newcastle's attack. It is a tactic that is inviting pressure at the moment though as Remy Cabella shoots wide, before Newcastle win a corner - their eighth of the game. It comes to nothing, but Newcastle retain possession.

  27. SUBSTITUTION

    Newcastle 1-2 Southampton

    Eljero Elia has had a great game but he won't get the chance to score his hat-trick as Ronald Koeman decides to give Matt Targett a run out for the final few minutes.

    Eljero Elia
  28. SUBSTITUTION

    Newcastle 1-2 Southampton

    John Carver makes his final Newcastle change as Mike Williamson comes on for Paul Dummett. Williamson had a torrid time in the 4-0 defeat at Southampton back in September, can he make amends today?

  29. Post update

    Newcastle 1-2 Southampton

    Former Newcastle defender John Anderson

    BBC Radio Newcastle at St James' Park

    "A great ball in from Nathaniel Clyne, he has been impressive again today and did really well to dig out that cross. Graziano Pelle did everything right - it wasn't the easiest of headers - and beats Tim Krul, only to see the ball come back off the crossbar."

  30. HITS THE WOODWORK

    Newcastle 1-2 Southampton

    Graziano Pelle must really hate the goalframe! Five times already this season he has hit the woodwork and he does so again with a header from Nathaniel Clyne's cross.

  31. CLOSE!

    Newcastle 1-2 Southampton

    Paul Dummett gets up for a corner, free header, but plants it wide when he should have hit the target. A big chance for Newcastle that one.

    Paul Dummett heads towards goal
  32. Post update

    Newcastle 1-2 Southampton

    Newcastle are yet to test Fraser Forster in the Southampton goal in this half but the arrival of Sammy Ameobi and Emmanuel Riviere has spiced things up a little bit. Ameobi harrying Southampton defenders out of position before Riviere wins a corner, but it comes to nothing. Just over 15 minutes for the hosts to find an equaliser...

  33. SUBSTITUTION

    Newcastle 1-2 Southampton

    Newcastle need to do something and that something is make a double substitution. Sammy Ameobi and Emmanuel Riviere come on for Yoan Gouffran and Vurnon Anita. Riviere goes up top with Ameobi wide left. Can either of them mirror Shane Long's impact?

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    Pearce points of view

    Ade: Whatever it is that brought on the Danny Mills rant, and whether he has a point or not, it all looks very petty. Stuart Pearce may not be 'great', but how many mangers are? Danny just ends up looking a little bitter, and it doesn't help that a lot of people will always have a soft spot for Pearce. Images like the one of him after his penalty v Spain in 1996 don't leave your memory quickly.

  35. Post update

    Newcastle 1-2 Southampton

    Former Newcastle defender John Anderson

    BBC Radio Newcastle at St James' Park

    "In the first half we spoke about Graziano Pelle and his prowess in the air, all of a sudden Shane Long climbs to do the same. Daryl Janmaat has to put his foot through it though - stick it in the East Stand. It's a decent little finish from Eljero Elia, but Janmaat has to get the ball away."

  36. YELLOW CARD

    Newcastle 1-2 Southampton

    Again, slightly harsh on Newcastle after just about shading matters so far in this half. They try to hit back quickly but Steven Davis disrupts play with a bit of shirt pulling and he is booked as a result.

  37. GOAL

    Newcastle 1-2 Southampton - Eljero Elia

    What an impact from Shane Long! His first touch is to play the ball for Eljero Elia to race on to and his shot takes a slight deflection of Daryl Janmaat, but enough to take the ball beyond Tim Krul and into the net.

    Eljero Elia scores his second goal for Southampton
  38. SUBSTITUTION

    Newcastle 1-1 Southampton

    It is actually a double substitution for Southampton as Jack Cork and Shane Long, who scored at Ipswich in the FA Cup in midweek, come on with James Ward-Prowse and Dusan Tadic making way.

  39. Post update

    Newcastle 1-1 Southampton

    Former Newcastle defender John Anderson

    BBC Radio Newcastle at St James' Park

    "Newcastle are trying to work the ball into dangerous areas but unfortunately for the home side their little one-twos are not coming off at the minute. It's good to see them trying to play that way though."

  40. Post update

    Newcastle 1-1 Southampton

    It looks like a Southampton change is imminent as Jack Cork is receiving some instructions in the dugout while the midfielder removes his tracksuit. This game certainly needs something, its been very flat since the resumption.

  41. Post update

    Newcastle 1-1 Southampton

    Now it is Newcastle's turn to embark on a couple of attacks but there is a distinct lack of creativity in the final third as Remy Cabella lashes a speculative effort high into the stands. Plenty of purpose about this Newcastle side, but very little bite.

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    Pearce points of view

    606 phone-in

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Daniel Walford: Forest may have won today, but Danny Mills is correct in his analysis of Stuart Pearce. Limited ability is the key phrase here.

    Shane Long: Stuart Pearce is a better manager than Danny Mills. Mills hasn't got the cojones to go into management

    Matt Graham: I don't think Pearce is a great manager but he has a point, so many ex-player pundits say anything to get noticed.

    Call 0500 909 693, text 85058 or @bbc606 on social media if you want to take part in 606, the nation's favourite football phone-in.

  43. Post update

    Newcastle 1-1 Southampton

    Newcastle are into the Southampton area for the first time in this half as Yoan Gouffran plays a one-two with Daryl Janmaat, but the former is unable to wriggle through the Southampton backline and the ball is cleared.

    Daryl Janmaat challenges for the ball
  44. Post update

    Newcastle 1-1 Southampton

    One word for the opening few minutes of this half - cagey. Southampton are seeing more of the ball but, at the moment, are not getting much beyond the halfway line.

    Newcastle v Southampton
  45. Post update

    Pearce points of view

    Former Man City and England full-back Danny Mills

    606 football phone-in on Radio 5 live

    On the 606 phone-in, a Nottingham Forest fan calls Danny Mills an "egg-on-his-face pundit" and a "stalking jackal". Mills responds:

    "I've said these things while Pearce was at Man City, while he was under-21s manager and being talked about for the main England job. This is a manager who played a keeper up front instead of a striker. That didn't go down well, and he did the same things at England. And when we did well as a side at City, he put all our good results down to a lucky horse at the side of the pitch!

    "It's not personal, me and Stuart Pearce. But why should I apologise? It's my opinion."

  46. Post update

    Newcastle 1-1 Southampton

    A couple of quick cheeky warm-ups for the Newcastle players and we are back under way. Entertaining first half, more to come in the second?

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    Burnley 2-3 Crystal Palace

    Crystal Palace goalscorer Dwight Gayle: Great comeback from the boys and pleased to get double figures. Nice to repay the travelling fans!

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    Aston Villa 0-2 Liverpool

    Liverpool goalscorer Fabio Borini: Great three points today! Great to have scored after long time! Super happy!

  49. Post update

    Pearce points of view

    606 phone-in

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Corin Wright: Who cares what Danny Mills thinks of Stuart Pearce?

    Rick from Ards: This Danny Mills v Stuart Pearce spat is already becoming legendary!

    Like Batman versus The Joker, or Roy Keane versus Patrick Viera, the best feuds are acquired tastes Corin...

  50. Post update

    Newcastle 1-1 Southampton

    Former Newcastle defender John Anderson

    BBC Radio Newcastle at St James' Park

    "Newcastle started well, they had plenty of possession but the final delivery was always lacking and Southampton broke to score with their first real chance. You wondered where the equaliser was going to come from, and Yoann Gouffran certainly knew nothing about it when it did, but we are still no nearer to knowing which way this one is going to go."

  51. Stats don't lie

    Newcastle 1-1 Southampton

    Premier League

    Jonathan Pearce is not wrong, that first half was very even, although Newcastle shaded it in terms of chances. They had seven attempts on goal, three of those on target. Southampton, meanwhile, had two efforts on goal, one of those resulting in the opener.

  52. Post update

    Newcastle 1-1 Southampton

    Former Newcastle defender John Anderson

    BBC Radio Newcastle at St James' Park

    On Ayoze Perez chance: "Unfortunately for Ayoze Perez the ball was just dying as it reached him, and he couldn't do much more than just get something on it, to try and help the ball go back where it came from by hitting it across the goalkeeper. He was unlucky, it was close. A great ball from Remy Cabella though."

  53. Post update

    QPR 0-2 Manchester United

    BBC Radio 5 live

    QPR's under-pressure manager Harry Redknapp: "Do I look like I feel under pressure? When I get home I'll take my wife for a nice meal somewhere, have a nice bottle of wine, then in the morning wake up and take my dogs for a walk. My life's good. I don't like losing, but we worked very, very, very hard today. I couldn't have asked for more.

    "I don't always speak to my chairman after a game. If he wants to talk he knows my number. I spoke to him yesterday or the day before - not a problem.

    "What more can I have got out of my players today? Have a little look - my players never stopped working. They've been excellent. And you know what? We'll stay up. I've got no doubts about that. I'm bullish, I still think we'll be OK. I'm fine."

  54. HALF-TIME

    Newcastle 1-1 Southampton

    MOTD's Jonathan Pearce at St James' Park

    "It's even stevens at the break and good entertainment. Elia putting Southampton in front before Goufrann getting the freakish equaliser."

  55. Post update

    Newcastle 1-1 Southampton

    A Newcastle attack breaks down and Southampton counter, Graziano Pelle attempts to feed a pass for a team-mate but the hosts recover well to clear. One minute of added time.

    Pelle shoots towards goal
  56. CLOSE!

    Newcastle 1-1 Southampton

    So, so close from Ayoze Perez! Remy Cabella plays an absolutely delightful raking pass for Perez, who superbly manages to steer a shot towards goal, but it drifts agonisingly wide.

  57. Post update

    Pearce points of view

    Former Man City and England full-back Danny Mills

    606 football phone-in on Radio 5 live

    "Stuart Pearce is not a great coach, motivator or tactician, and I've got plenty of evidence to back that up."

    It's kicking off already on 606, in the ongoing Mills v Pearce kerfuffle...

    Nottingham Forest manager Stuart Pearce
  58. PENALTY APPEAL

    Newcastle 1-1 Southampton

    Moussa Sissoko runs on to a pass in the box and is crumpled under the challenge of Nathaniel Clyne. Penalty? The referee does not think so, and the replays confirm it. Good challenge.

    Nathaniel Clyne makes a challenge
  59. Post update

    Newcastle 1-1 Southampton

    Former Newcastle defender John Anderson

    BBC Radio Newcastle at St James' Park

    "You could see as soon as he picked up the ball Yoann Gouffran had only one thought on his mind and you just thought: 'Don't. Don't.' But he did."

  60. Post update

    Newcastle 1-1 Southampton

    Pet hate in football number 234535. Players getting excited and having a shot at goal from ridiculous range. Yoan Gouffran, buoyed by his shinned finish, skips past a challenge and scampers goalwards before leaning back and shooting high and wide from 35 yards out. Come on son.

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    Newcastle 1-1 Southampton

    Ejikeme IkeChi: That's a huge goal - Newcastle are in this. But I still think Southampton will nick this.

    Aashish: Neither goalkeeper inspiring much confidence in their respective back fours. Forster's nervy and edgy, and Krul's hesitant and slow.

    Oli Starr: Ward-Prowse is developing into a good player that brings creativity and, vitally, awareness. Has the attributes to succeed.

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  62. Post update

    Newcastle 1-1 Southampton

    Southampton will struggle to concede a stranger goal all season but they have responded well to that set back as Dusan Tadic sends an inviting cross into the area, Tim Krul is quick to react however and claws the ball out of the air ahead of lurking Southampton players.

  63. Post update

    Pearce points of view

    606 phone-in

    BBC Radio 5 live

    The Danny Mills v Stuart Pearce tit-for-tat row has been rumbling on all day.

    Mills, who was part of the Manchester City squad under Pearce, started it by criticising the Forest manager on 5 live Sport on Friday night. Then Pearce's side won the East Midlands derby this lunchtime and Pearce responded to Mills after the game. Mills then reaffirmed his stance on Final Score.

    Here's what Pearce has had to say: "I know Danny Mills very well. I worked with him at Manchester City, I put Micah Richards in the team in front of him, Nedum Onuoha too. Danny gets paid to make observations on football, and I'll accept anything he's got to say.

    "My respect goes to people like Steve McClaren, Tony Pulis, Harry Redknapp, people who have spent hundreds and thousands of games in the technical area. That's where my real respect lies in football."

    The next round of this should be when Mills appears on football phone-in 606, just starting now.

  64. Post update

    Newcastle 1-1 Southampton

    Former Newcastle defender John Anderson

    BBC Radio Newcastle at St James' Park

    "It is just a total lack of communication between goalkeeper and centre-back. It was the goalkeeper's ball all day. He should be coming in and clearing everybody out, but instead the defender doesn't get a shout and clears it into Yoann Gouffran, who knows absolutely nothing about it."

    Yoann Gouffran celebrates his goal
  65. GOAL

    Newcastle 1-1 Southampton - Yoan Gouffran

    Yoan Gouffran wins freak goal of the day award for this equaliser. Remy Cabella threads a delightful ball through but Florin Gardos looks to be all over it, sliding in to sweep away but his clearance whacks the shin of Gouffran and in it goes.

    Yoan Gouffran scores for Newcastle against Southampton
  66. Post update

    Newcastle 0-1 Southampton

    Former Newcastle defender John Anderson

    BBC Radio Newcastle at St James' Park

    "Jose Fonte really has to do better with that. It was a free header, he was under no pressure at all. There was just no challenge from the Newcastle defence."

  67. CLOSE!

    Newcastle 0-1 Southampton

    Jose Fonte pops down the other end of the pitch and powers a header just over from James Ward-Prowse's cross. If Saints get a second, I fear that will be game over for Newcastle, who are lacking a cutting edge.

  68. MANAGER REACTION

    Aston Villa 0-2 Liverpool

    Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert: "The second half I thought we were excellent. I didn't think there was too much in it in the first half.

    "We lost a poor goal but the second half was relentless pressure from us and their goalkeeper has probably kept them in it with the save from Christian Benteke.

    "I don't think anyone could fault us for the way we played in the second half. We just have to keep doing what we did today and keep getting the chances and they will go in. The fans were brilliant right from the off. At the end that is just disappointment."

  69. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Newcastle 0-1 Southampton

    Chris Wright: Ronald Koeman has that magic touch! He signs a fellow Dutchman who scores his first goal!

    Graeme Dawson: That is atrocious goalkeeping from Tim Krul.

    Evan Pritchard: That's IT! The manager's GOT TO GO! PARDEW OUT! ... Eh? What's that? He's already left? Who do we blame now?

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  70. Post update

    Newcastle 0-1 Southampton

    Daryl Janmaat launches a cross into the Southampton box but there is no chance Ayoze Perez is going to get to it ahead of Jose Fonte, who heads clear. The Saints backline is well organised and disciplined and it is going to be tough for Newcastle to break them down.

  71. Post update

    Newcastle 0-1 Southampton

    That's a tad harsh on Newcastle, who looked to be just building up to something promising but Southampton are not in the top four by luck and they show it with a clinical attack. It has given them confidence and they are in possession at the moment...

  72. Post update

    Newcastle 0-1 Southampton

    Former Newcastle defender John Anderson

    BBC Radio Newcastle at St James' Park

    "What a touch from Graziano Pelle in the build-up - a great little chest-off. Tim Krul could have done better for me. It was very close to his body but he was a bit slow getting down to it."

  73. GOAL

    Newcastle 0-1 Southampton - Eljero Elia

    Goal! And it is against the run of play as Southampton catch out a sleepy Newcastle defence, on-loan Werder Bremen winger Elijero Elia racing on to a ball and firing beyond Dutch compatriot Tim Krul.

    Eljero Elia scores for Southampton at Newcastle
  74. MANAGER REACTION

    Aston Villa 0-2 Liverpool

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers:

    "It was always going to be a difficult game. Aston Villa are a hard team to try to break down but we were very complete in our performance.

    "We passed the ball around really well at times and our counter-attack was very good, and we probably should have exploited that more than we did.

    "Importantly, when we had to defend at important moments of the game we stood up to the challenge and it is another clean sheet."

  75. Post update

    Newcastle 0-0 Southampton

    Ayoze Perez claims the first shot on target, shooting low but it is a weak effort and easy pickings for Fraser Forster, who is presented with a tougher test soon after when Yoan Gouffran rattles off a dipping strike from outside the area at goal, warming the gloves of the Southampton keeper.

  76. Post update

    Newcastle 0-0 Southampton

    The game is short on quality but Newcastle have started better than Southampton and push forward again, this time Yoan Gouffran tries to bend a cross from the right into the area, but a deflection sends the ball into the hands of Fraser Forster.

  77. Post update

    Newcastle 0-0 Southampton

    John Carver is up out of his seat in the Newcastle dugout, barking out instructions to his players, who promptly embark on the first attack of the game, Remy Cabella trying to find a team-mate in the box but Southampton are back in numbers and eventually clear.

    Newcastle caretaker manager John Carver
  78. Post update

    Newcastle 0-0 Southampton

    Newcastle

    It has been a very uneventful first couple of minutes as both teams test each other out, searching for potential weaknesses. This is how the two sides line up by the way.

  79. Post update

    Newcastle 0-0 Southampton

    Former Newcastle defender John Anderson

    BBC Radio Newcastle at St James' Park

    "Newcastle really need a win. They have fits and starts - they seem to go on a bit of a run and then have a bit of a lull. The fixtures coming up are not easy and they need three points today.

    "Southampton have had an exceptional season, but I don't think there will be a better opportunity for Newcastle to turn them over than tonight. Also, a win puts John Carver in pole position for the manager job. Maybe not on a permanent basis, but at least until the end of the season."

  80. KICK-OFF

    Newcastle 0-0 Southampton

    Southampton get us under way...

  81. Manager reaction

    QPR 0-2 Manchester United

    QPR boss Harry Redknapp on speculation over his future: "It was one reporter saying it and all of a sudden it became gospel. "I've never been at a club quite like it in my life but someone has made a bit of money out of it.

    "All the speculation that I was going to lose my job if we lost this game, I spoke to (owner) Tony Fernandes this week and he certainly never said anything like that to me.

    "If we can get another striker in on loan then we'll stay up no problem."

  82. Post update

    Newcastle v Southampton (17:30 GMT)

    Out stroll the two teams into the cold Newcastle night. Pleasantries exchanged between the two sets of players, who then take up their positions on the pitch. Kick-off moments away...

  83. Post update

    Aston Villa 0-2 Liverpool

    Former Man City and England full-back Danny Mills

    Final Score

    "A change must be in the back of Aston Villa owner Randy Lerner's mind. Would a managerial change make a difference there?"

  84. Player reaction on Twitter

    Aston Villa 0-2 Liverpool

    Injured Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge: "Three points again! Team's getting stronger each game, soon I'll be amongst it all."

  85. MANAGER REACTION

    Tottenham 2-1 Sunderland

    Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino: "I am happy for the players and for our supporters. We played much better than Sunderland, and in the second half, I thought we were better. Christian Eriksen is a very good player, and this is a very good victory. Hugo Lloris is one of the best keepers in the world, and he showed that late on.

    "I thought the officials got confused about the late disallowed goal for Jan Vertonghen, because it was a goal.

    "I don't want to speak about finishing in the top four. I want to speak about the next game. We need to keep going."

  86. Manager reaction

    Leicester 0-1 Stoke

    Foxes boss Nigel Pearson is disappointed his team didn't create more in front of goal, but is full of praise for Stoke: "They have Premier League know-how, there is no doubt about that. They are a big, powerful side, and on the day we didn't find our own levels either.

    "Once they got in front they made it very difficult for us to make any inroads into their defensive third and that is frustrating because you hope for a chance or two.

    "I am disappointed because of how other results have gone. It is a missed opportunity for us.

    "There wasn't a great deal in the game. We didn't find the level of performance on the day as we have done of late. But there is no point dwelling too much on it. We have to move on."

  87. Post update

    Newcastle v Southampton (17:30 GMT)

    Jermaine Jenas

    Former England midfielder

    "I played under John Carver as a coach for years and he has served his time.

    "He has the qualities to become a good manager at Newcastle. The players are really backing him which is a good thing. But there does need to a distance between a manager and the players and that might be difficult for him to make the step up."

  88. Manager reaction

    Burnley 2-3 Crystal Palace

    Burnley manager Sean Dyche: "I'm disappointed with the performance. It wasn't up to our standards. Even at 2-0 I didn't think we were operating in the right manner.

    "It's a big learning curve for the players because you can't come away from your performance levels.

    "There are many lessons. The simple one is if you're not on top of your game for every minute, you get hurt. There were some good signs but generally we didn't operate in the way we're used to."

  89. Post update

    League Two round-up

    Leaders Wycombe and second-placed Burton both fought back from a goal down to avoid high-profile upsets in League Two. Fred Onyedinma's second-half strike secured a 1-1 draw for Wanderers against Bury and extended their unbeaten run to nine games.

    Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink is still searching for his first win on the road as Burton manager and had to thank Darragh Lenihan's 82nd minute strike for securing a point at Portsmouth to keep them within touching distance of the leaders.

    In-form Newport County suffered a shock 4-0 loss at Cambridge and Shrewsbury Town, who were top of the table at the turn of the year, capitalised on their slip to steal into third place with a 3-0 home win over a Hartlepool side with the worst away record in the league.

  90. Manager reaction

    Leicester 0-1 Stoke

    Stoke boss Mark Hughes felt victory was deserved and praised matchwinner Bojan: "We were always a threat going forward, scored with a great goal, and didn't allow them to get any momentum against us going forward.

    "I wouldn't say we created chance after chance but there were passages of play in and around the box where we did well and the goal was a great goal.

    "When Bojan gets the ball in those areas of the pitch, you always sense something will happen."

  91. Post update

    Swansea 0-5 Chelsea

    Former Tottenham and Stoke striker Garth Crooks

    Final Score

    "At 4-0 up Chelsea started to take the foot off the gas, but in bringing Shurrle on they got another spark and scored a fifth. And goal difference could make a difference come the championship crunch. Those five goals could be crucial."

  92. MANAGER REACTION

    Tottenham 2-1 Sunderland

    Sunderland manager Gus Poyet: "It's painful. I thought we were good enough to take something from the game. I think we need to learn. We lost the game today because of a couple of incidents, but I think we can take positives. We created a great chance in the first half for Steven Fletcher, Danny Graham has forced a great save at the end and I think we should have had a penalty for a foul on Jermain Defoe.

    "I thought Jermain was unlucky to be caught offside. I'm sure he's going to give me plenty of positives. I don't expect to do any more business in January."

  93. Post update

    606 phone-in

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Lines are open for 606 with Jason Mohammad and Danny Mills... that's the third BBC Sport programme Danny's been on today!

    Chelsea run riot at the Liberty Stadium - but what's happened to the Swans? Have they lost more than just a prolific striker?

    Manchester United fans - were you shouting 4-4-2 at half time? A win at QPR, but 606 want to hear your report on Louis van Gaal and Falcao.

    And an extraordinary come back from Crystal Palace. But Burnley, why can't you hold onto a lead?

    Plus, Nottingham Forest fans, yesterday Danny Mills said Stuart Pearce is not a good coach, tactician or motivator... and then today Forest beat arch rivals Derby County. If you want to speak to Danny, he'll be on BBC 5 live from six minutes past six to take your calls: 0500 909 693, text 85058 or @bbc606 on social media.

  94. Post update

    Newcastle v Southampton (17:30 GMT)

    MOTD's Jonathan Pearce at St James' Park

    "John Carver has been taking baby steps as caretaker manager at Newcastle, the club of his boyhood dreams. But he has no control over the future and the club will remain in a state of flux until the new boss is named.

    "The Saints are on some journey of their own. Their points tally of 39 from 21 matches is a club record in the top flight.

    "They showed gritty resilience in victory at Manchester United but that journey has taken them on a seven-day, 1400-mile trek via Old Trafford and Ipswich to Tyneside. That must have drained the players. Can they fully control the next step of their journey?"

  95. Post update

    Crystal Palace

    Presenter Jacqui Oatley: Gary Lineker talking down the line to Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew for Match of the Day later.

  96. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Chris Wright: Sensational comeback by Palace! Burnley getting a taste of their own medicine. The Pardew effect is gathering momentum.

    Tomst: The linesman at White Hart Lane owes Tottenham a goal. He's given Vertonghen offside in his own half!

    Joe Jones: That was the worst offside decision I've ever seen. Vertonghen was five yards inside the Spurs half!

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  97. Manager reaction

    Swansea 0-5 Chelsea

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho offers some words of comfort to counterpart Garry Monk after the leaders' 5-0 win at Swansea: "There are matches that go away from our control and as managers we can't do much. I can understand that he was frustrated but the only thing I can say is that it's better to lose one match 5-0 than to lose five games 5-0. I'm sure he will get a reaction from his team."

  98. Post update

    Newcastle v Southampton (17:30 GMT)

    With six defeats from their last eight games, fair play to Newcastle for trying to do something to rectify their poor form [see 17:09 entry] but whether it will have the desired effect remains to be seen.

    When Newcastle ventured off to Tenerife a couple of years ago they crashed out of the FA Cup upon their return but went on to win nine of their last 16 league games to secure a top-five finish.

    However, it didn't quite work out as well after their last mid-season break. They went out to Dubai last year and went on to lose 11 of their final 15 games of the season.

  99. Post update

    League One

    Second-placed Bristol City won 2-0 at Scunthorpe United, with the hosts having to play the majority of the game with defender Andrew Boyce between the posts. First choice goalkeeper Sam Slocombe was injured after 10 minutes and his replacement James Severn went off 32 minutes later. A penalty from Jay Emmanuel-Thomas and late strike from Luke Freeman secured the points.

    Swindon remain top of the table on goal difference after their fourth win on the bounce. Jack Stephens, John Swift and Andrew Williams got the goals in a 3-1 victory over Chesterfield.

    At the foot of the table, bottom-placed Yeovil moved to within three points of safety as Gozie Ugwu scored to make it 1-0 against Bradford City and secure only their sixth triumph of the season.

  100. Vote result

    BBC Final Score

    Jermain Defoe, Wilfried Bony and Radamel Falcao have all been in the news this week, and we've been asking you which of those strikers will score the most goals between now and the end of the season.

    The results are in, and 49.5% of you think Bony will be the most prolific, with 25.8% opting for Defo and 24.8% going for Falcao. Thanks for voting.

  101. We're all going on a mid-season holiday...

    Newcastle v Southampton (17:30 GMT)

    Alan Pardew

    Ronald Koeman will be hoping his side can catch Newcastle players with their minds on an impending sunshine break.

    The North East club are jetting out to Dubai tomorrow, and heading off for warmer climes often raises a few eyebrows, especially if players and staff get snapped out and about in bars during the 'training break'.

    Newcastle caretaker boss John Carver is adamant it will be all work and very little play, though, saying: "We've got a hurricane out there to deal with and it's difficult to do good quality stuff with the wind howling. We've had to work indoors because it's just unbearable."

  102. Post update

    Africa Cup of Nations: Opening day

    Afcon line-up

    It's the first day of action at the Africa Cup of Nations, with English footballing interest in almost every squad present at the tournament.

    Middlesbrough forward Emilio Nsue of Equatorial Guinea has just scored the opening goal of the competition - you can follow all today's twists and turns via a bespoke live text commentary.

  103. MANAGER REACTION

    Burnley 2-3 Crystal Palace

    Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew: "What a performance to come back. I don't care who you are playing against. It was an amazing game and I thought we deserved it. Jason Puncheon was the best player on the pitch today by a country mile.

    "It's a great win for us that gives us great momentum. These players needed a bit of a lift and belief. I know these players and I know how they click so it's been easy for me to settle. The application can't be faulted in the three matches that I've had so far."

  104. How it looks...

    Alan Pardew

    Just look at the impact Alan Pardew has had. Two games, two wins and Crystal Palace are not only out of the relegation zone - where they were when he arrived - but up to 12th. Defeats for QPR and Leicester leave them in relegation trouble.

  105. Post update

    Championship

    Ipswich Town moved into second-place with a 3-1 win over Millwall that also heaped more pressure on Lions manager Ian Holloway. After a run of just one win in 13 games in all competitions Holloway received a vote of confidence from chairman John Berylson before kick-off. It did little to boost the home side as a Noel Hunt brace put the Tractor Boys 2-0 up after 14 minutes and Jonathan Parr added the third on 77 minutes.

    Bournemouth remain top by a single point after recovering from a slow start to beat Rotherham 2-0 - Tommy Elphick and Callum Wilson got the goals.

    New Charlton Athletic manager Guy Luzon was unable to take charge for today's game against Watford due to work permit delays but he won't like what he saw at Vicarage Road as Odion Ighalo bagged a brace for the hosts in a 5-0 romp.

  106. How it looks...

    Premier League

    This is how the top of the Premier League looks after today's 15:00 GMT games. Chelsea will have a five-point lead, at least until tomorrow when Manchester City play Arsenal.

    Manchester United's 2-0 win at QPR means they are up to third while Liverpool's 2-0 win against Aston Villa means they move above West Ham, for tonight at least.

  107. Text us on 81111

    Phil: Great Chelsea performance today, goal difference may be important at the end of the season so every goal is vital.

    Ben Kehoe: Might just start watching only the last five minutes of Spurs games. Seems to be Christian Eriksen's specialty.

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  108. Post update

    Swansea 0-5 Chelsea

    Former Wales striker John Hartson

    BBC Radio 5 live at Liberty Stadium

    "A great performance from Chelsea. Diego Costa, Eden Hazard and Nemanja Matic especially, were exceptional. They were far superior to Swansea. Disappointing for Garry Monk, a couple of new players in there didn't do a lot,. Nelson Oliveira did not threaten the Chelsea goal whatsoever, and 5-0 to Chelsea probably flatters Swansea, because it could have been six or seven if we are honest. They will take some catching."

  109. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Stavros Makrozachopo: Lambert shouldn't get the sack. He should resign - that's the honest thing to do.

    Andy Donley: Newcastle fans will live to regret hounding out Alan Pardew, one of the best English managers around.

    Y2Craig: Surely if Pardew can do no wrong (16:44) his side wouldn't have fallen 2-0 behind...

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  110. Text us on 81111

    QPR 0-2 Man Utd

    Narek, Bromley: Well Radamel Falcao, you could have had three today! What a shame, goodbye! Had Wayne Rooney been playing instead, he would have scored all three!

    Joss, Coventry: Personally I think Falcao is suffering from a lack of confidence which is needed for some world class players, you need the backing of your manager and the fans. Just look at Fernando Torres' recent revival for Atletico. Support and the goals will flow.

  111. Post update

    Swansea 0-5 Chelsea

    Former Wales striker John Hartson

    BBC Radio 5 live at Liberty Stadium

    "In the second half Chelsea have not been as blistering as they were in the first but then again how could they have been? What they have done is tracked back and shown real commitment and desire to keep a clean sheet. If they do end up finishing above Manchester City, that is what will see them to the title this season."

  112. Post update

    Championship latest

    Ipswich's Jonathan Parr appears to have scotched any hope of an unlikely come back for under fire Millwall manager Ian Holloway, who has just one win in the last 13 games in all competitions, restoring a two-goal cushion to make it 3-1 at the New Den.

    As it stands, the Tractor Boys will move into second place, just one point behind leaders Bournemouth, who are winning 2-0 at Rotherham.

  113. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Burnley 2-3 Crystal Palace

    Gary Lineker

    BBC Sport

    "Extraordinary comeback from two down to 3-2 up by Crystal Palace. The Pardew effect."

  114. Post update

    Burnley 2-3 Crystal Palace

    MOTD commentator John Roder at Turf Moor

    "It's three wins out of three for Alan Pardew but Palace did it the hard way. Burnley will be shocked at the manner of this defeat. For Palace, the Pardew bandwagon keeps rolling."

  115. Team news

    Newcastle v Southampton (17:30 GMT)

    Newcastle make one change for their match against Saints, with Mike Williamson dropping out and Massadio Haidara making his first start since 2 December.

    Southampton boss Ronald Koeman makes three changes from the side that won at Ipswich in the FA Cup - with the injured Victor Wanyama, Matt Targett and midweek goalscorer Shane Long replaced by Steven Davis, Graziano Pelle and Eljero Elia.

    Newcastle XI: Krul, Janmaat, Coloccini, Dummett, Haidara, Sissoko, Anita, Colback, Cabella, Perez, Gouffran.

    Southampton XI: Forster, Clyne, Fonte, Gardos, Bertrand, Reed, S Davis, Ward-Prowse, Tadic, Elia, Pelle.

  116. Post update

    That's full-time in the 15:00 GMT games, stick with us for all the reaction and, of course, our late Premier League game - Newcastle versus Southampton.

  117. FULL-TIME

    QPR 0-2 Man Utd

    QPR gave it their all but, ultimately, the visitors were just too strong. United move into third, ahead of Southampton's trip to Newcastle later this evening.

  118. FULL-TIME

    Tottenham 2-1 Sunderland

    Interesting finish to the game but the points are in the bag for Tottenham thanks to Christian Eriksen's late winner.

  119. DISALLOWED GOAL

    Tottenham 2-1 Sunderland

    Late, late drama! Costel Pantilimon is up for a corner, Tottenham head the ball away, Jan Vertonghen strokes the ball into the unguarded net but the linesman's flag is up. Why?

  120. FULL-TIME

    Aston Villa 0-2 Liverpool

    No let up for Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert as his side go seven matches without a win and sit just three points off the drop zone.

  121. FULL-TIME

    Leicester 0-1 Stoke

  122. GOAL

    QPR 0-2 Man Utd - James Wilson (90 mins)

    The second substitute to score for Manchester United as James Wilson sidefoots home after his initial effort is saved by goalkeeper Rob Green. Game over.

    James Wilson celebrates after scoring for Manchester United
  123. GREAT SAVE!

    Tottenham 2-1 Sunderland

    Hugo Lloris does it again! A great reaction save from Danny Graham's rasping drive. Should have been 2-2 but for Lloris. Was that the chance?

  124. FULL-TIME

    Burnley 2-3 Crystal Palace

    What a result for Crystal Palace as they come back from 2-0 down to move four points clear of the relegation places.

    Alan Pardew congratulates his players
  125. Post update

    QPR 0-1 Man Utd

    Manchester United clear the ball and surely they have done enough now?

  126. Post update

    Leicester 0-1 Stoke

    It doesn't look there will be any late drama at Leicester. The hosts need a goal, but need to get the ball first. Stoke are in control with seconds of stoppage time left.

  127. Post update

    QPR 0-1 Man Utd

    Last attack from QPR..

  128. Post update

    Tottenham 2-1 Sunderland

    Former Tottenham and Stoke striker Garth Crooks

    Final Score

    "Andros Townsend collected the ball deep in his own half and ran 50 to 60 yards with it. Then he played a lovely square pass across the face of the box, and in came Christian Eriksen to finish."

  129. FULL-TIME

    Swansea 0-5 Chelsea

    Routine win for the Premier League leaders. Over to you Manchester City...

  130. Post update

    Burnley 2-3 Crystal Palace

    Injury time at Burnley...

  131. Post update

    QPR 0-1 Man Utd

    The ball is cleared as we enter four minutes of injury time.

  132. Post update

    QPR 0-1 Man Utd

    Karl Henry has a hopeful shot blocked. But corner for the hosts...

  133. Post update

    QPR 0-1 Man Utd

    Manchester United are looking comfortable as QPR huff and puff but struggle to create anything of note.

  134. GOAL

    Tottenham 2-1 Sunderland - Christian Eriksen (88 mins)

    Late drama! Substitute Andros Townsend has the energy to power away down the wing, he crosses low across the edge of the area for the onrushing Christian Eriksen who shoots first time into the bottom corner with Costel Pantilimon stranded.

    Eriksen celebrates
  135. GOAL

    Burnley 2-3 Crystal Palace - Dwight Gayle (87 mins)

    A huge, huge goal at Turf Moor as Dwight Gayle latches on to Jason Puncheon's cross field pass to drill Crystal Palace ahead. Burnley were 2-0 up but are now staring at a defeat.

    Can Alan Pardew do no wrong?

    Dwight Gayle notches his second of the match
  136. Post update

    QPR 0-1 Man Utd

    Phil McNulty

    BBC Sport chief football writer at Loftus Road

    "Time running out here for QPR and Manchester United looking the more likely side to score. Falcao has ran himself into the ground but the goal still eludes him. No shortage of application but the Colombian has not been able to catch a break today."

  137. Post update

    QPR 0-1 Man Utd

    Former Man City and England full-back Danny Mills

    Final Score

    "You have to question the attitude, mentality and set-up at QPR. You can't be that good at home and that disastrous away. It must be the club's attitude, both the players and the management. They need to battle for every point away from home. A point in an away game in the Premier League is often a good result."

    They could do with a point at home this afternoon Danny...

  138. Post update

    Leicester 0-1 Stoke

    Peter Crouch is on for the final few minutes of this game, the big man's height will no doubt come in handy as Stoke try to preserve their slender advantage. Marko Arnautovic makes way.

  139. HITS THE WOODWORK

    Burnley 2-2 Crystal Palace

    Crystal Palace are so close. Glenn Murray latches on to a loose ball but his volley cannons off the bar.

  140. Post update

    League Two latest

    Fred Onyedinma has scored his third goal in three successive games to equalise for League Two leaders Wycombe at Bury. As it stands, Wanderers could open a gap at the top with a 1-1 draw with both Burton and Newport County losing.

    Shrewsbury Town could be the day's big winners with Andy Mangan scoring his second goal of the game to give the Shrews a 3-0 lead over Hartlepool to potentially move back into the top three.

  141. Post update

    Burnley 2-2 Crystal Palace

    The snow is still coming down at Turf Moor as both sides push for a winner. As results stand both sides are two points ahead of the drop zone.

  142. Post update

    Swansea 0-5 Chelsea

    Former Wales striker John Hartson

    BBC Radio 5 live at Liberty Stadium

    "Chelsea just walk it in for 5-0. Great play again from Eden Hazard, and Andre Schurrle just gets in ahead of Oscar, who was on a hat-trick, to turn in the cut-back. But unbelievable football, they make it look so easy. They are playing with so much confidence."

  143. GREAT SAVE!

    Tottenham 1-1 Sunderland

    Hugo Lloris earns his money for the day with a superb double save. The Tottenham keeper first parries Adam Johnson's strike and quickly composes himself to block Danny Graham's drive from close range.

  144. Post update

    Aston Villa 0-2 Liverpool

    Former Tottenham and Stoke striker Garth Crooks

    Final Score

    "This victory, and it almost certainly will be a victory, will put Liverpool on 25 points, just behind Arsenal. Brendan Rodgers' side could push on from here - the Reds are back in the mix whereas before people had written them off. They could certainly finish in the top six, but maybe top four?"

  145. Post update

    Into the last 10 minutes around the grounds...

  146. Post update

    Aston Villa 0-2 Liverpool

    Former Man City and England full-back Danny Mills

    Final Score

    "Outstanding finish from Rickie Lambert! Drilled into the bottom corner, but Villa punished for trying to play the ball out from the corner."

  147. CLOSE!

    Burnley 2-2 Crystal Palace

    Burnley have brightened up at a snow-swept Turf Moor and they come close to grabbing a third. Kieran Trippier's free-kick is headed back across goal by Jason Shackell and fellow centre-back Michael Keane beats Julian Speroni with his volley - luckily for Palace James McArthur is on the line to clear the ball away.

  148. Post update

    QPR 0-1 Man Utd

    Former Tottenham and Stoke striker Garth Crooks

    Final Score

    "Whatever Louis van Gaal said to Falcao in midweek, it's had an effect. He hasn't scored but it's not for want of trying. He's led the line fabulously this afternoon."

  149. GOAL

    Swansea 0-5 Chelsea - Andre Schurrle (79 mins)

    Goal number five for Chelsea as Branislav Ivanovic gets free down the right and sends the ball into the dangerzone. Oscar looks certain to tap in for his third but Andre Schurrle steals in and pokes home. Oscar is not too happy, but Chelsea fans are.

    Andre Schurrle celebrates
  150. GOAL

    Aston Villa 0-2 Liverpool - Rickie Lambert (79 mins)

    It looks bad for Villa as Liverpool substitute Rickie Lambert rifles a low angled shot into the corner from the edge of the penalty area. Seven games without a win for Villa?

    Rickie Lambert celebrates
  151. CLOSE!

    Aston Villa 0-1 Liverpool

    Liverpool almost double their lead as Lucas's shot from 25 yards is palmed wide by Brad Guzan.

  152. SUBSTITUTION

    Tottenham 1-1 Sunderland

    There will be no dream start to his Sunderland career for Jermain Defoe. The man who has scored on his debut for five previous clubs goes off after a pretty quiet game. Danny Graham jogs on to the pitch in his place.

    Jermaine Defoe on his Sunderland Debut
  153. CLOSE!

    QPR 0-1 Man Utd

    James Wilson flashes the ball across the face of goal but, just as Radamel Falcao looks certain to tap home, Steven Caulker touches the ball away to save a certain goal. A carbon copy move seconds later as QPR hang on.

  154. SUBSTITUTION

    Swansea 0-4 Chelsea

    Diego Costa clearly wants a hat-trick. He is not going to get it as Jose Mourinho decides to save his striker's legs for another day. Costa walks off, face like thunder. He wants the match ball. Loic Remy replace him, while Cesc Fabregas goes off for Ramires.

  155. Post update

    QPR 0-1 Man Utd

    What a chance. A defensive error from United lets Eduardo Vargas race through on goal. With Charlie Austin in acres of space, Vargas dallies before attempting to pull back to Bobby Zamora and the chance is gone. Austin is understandably furious. Poor from United though.

  156. Post update

    Swansea 0-4 Chelsea

    Former Wales striker John Hartson

    BBC Radio 5 live at Liberty Stadium

    "This game is done and dusted. It is 4-0 to Chelsea - so far. The scoreline may change but certainly not the result. Chelsea are just playing keep ball, it is like a five-a-side game at times. I said earlier I didn't think Swansea have had any shots on target. They actually did, but it was after 10 minutes. Since then they have not tested Chelsea's goal at all."

  157. Post update

    Championship latest

    New Charlton manager Guy Luzon was unable to take charge of today's game against Watford due to work permit delays but he won't like what he has seen at Vicarage Road as Odion Ighalo has bagged a brace to put his side 4-0 down.

    Meanwhile, Callum Wilson has given league leaders Bournemouth a 2-0 lead against Rotherham and they look set to maintain a one point advantage over an Ipswich side that lead 2-1 at Millwall to move into second place.

    Cardiff have got two goals back - through Alex Revell and Kadeem Harris - and could yet ruin new Norwich manager Alex Neil's home debut as it is now 3-2 at Carrow Road.

  158. Post update

    QPR 0-1 Man Utd

    QPR are not out of this game as Charlie Austin drills a shot across goal and wide. Into the last 20 minutes.

    Charlie Austin goes close
  159. SUBSTITUTION

    Burnley 2-2 Crystal Palace

    Striker Sam Vokes replaces Ashley Barnes for Burnley as the Clarets look for a priceless winner.

  160. SUBSTITUTION

    Aston Villa 0-1 Liverpool

    Rickie Lambert and Jose Enrique come on for the visitors for Fabio Borini and Alberto Moreno as Liverpool attempt to quell the storm.

  161. CLOSE!

    Tottenham 1-1 Sunderland

    Emmanuel Adebayor's introduction almost pays dividends as he flicks Christian Eriksen's fine pass to Nacer Chadli, whose volley looks certain to sneak in at the far post before the big hand of Costel Pantilimon gets across to push it behind.

  162. SUBSTITUTION

    QPR 0-1 Man Utd

    Adel Taarabt on for Leroy Fer for the hosts. Time for some magic?

  163. Post update

    Swansea 0-4 Chelsea

    Nothing to see here. Chelsea know this game is won, Swansea know it is lost. All very pedestrian as the sides exchange possession in the middle of the pitch.

  164. CLOSE!

    Aston Villa 0-1 Liverpool

    Villa should be level with Liverpool's defence all over the place. Christian Benteke heads the ball down but, in front of goal, Nathan Baker misses his kick and the visitors scramble clear. It is all Villa.

    Villa's Nathan Baker
  165. Post update

    Burnley 2-2 Crystal Palace

    Crystal Palace on top at Turf Moor as Burnley look to be readying substitute striker Sam Vokes. They need something to change the pattern of this match.

  166. Post update

    Leicester 0-1 Stoke

    Desperate times call for desperate measures. Nigel Pearson, having watched Stoke go ahead, tells record signing Andrej Kramaric to get his trackie off. The £9m club record signing replaces Jamie Vardy, and how the bottom-placed Foxes need him to deliver.

  167. Post update

    Tottenham 1-1 Sunderland

    Tottenham fans are starting to get a little impatient as their side struggle to find a second goal and boss Mauricio Pochettino opts to make a change, on comes Emmanuel Adebayor for his first appearance since 9 November. He replaces Roberto Soldado.

  168. Post update

    Aston Villa 0-1 Liverpool

    Good work from home debutant Carles Gill but he is unable to get the finishing touch after a one two. Nathan Baker then heads over for a dominant Villa.

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    QPR 0-1 Man Utd

    Phil McNulty

    BBC Sport chief football writer

    "Manchester United's fans in a much happier frame of mind now after Marouane Fellaini's goal, chanting the name of manager Louis van Gaal. They have shown much greater urgency in this half - not difficult it should be said."

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    QPR 0-1 Man Utd

    QPR haven't crumbled after Manchester United's opener but are struggling to create anything of note. Eduardo Vargas's 30-yard volley is easy for goalkeeper David De Gea.

  171. GOAL

    Leicester 0-1 Stoke - Bojan (63 mins)

    Nothing Ben Hamer can do about this one. Jon Walters feeds a pass to the fleet-footed Bojan just outside the area and the forward pirouettes before firing in low.

    Bojan celebrates as he scores Stoke's opener
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    League Two update

    Shrewsbury Town, who have slipped off top spot and down to fourth since the start of 2015, could be the day's big winners on a day of potential upsets in League Two after Andy Mangan and James Collins fired them into a second-half 2-0 lead against a Hartlepool side with the worst away record in the league.

    With in-form side Newport County still trailing 2-0 at Cambridge the Shrews could well move back into the automatic promotion places.

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    Swansea 0-4 Chelsea

    Former Wales striker John Hartson

    BBC Radio 5 live at Liberty Stadium

    "After Swansea went 4-0 down there were some fans who got up and let their feelings be known but the majority are still making noise. In the years they have been in the Premier League the only time Swansea have been humiliated was in that first 45 minutes, so the fans won't be too cruel on them. It's a disappointing performance but you put it to one side and move on."

  174. CLOSE!

    Burnley 2-2 Crystal Palace

    Yaya Sanogo goes close to getting his first goal for Crystal Palace - not that he knew much about it. Jason Puncheon's devilish free-kick from the left hit the on-loan Arsenal striker about six yards out and looped over Tom Heaton's bar. Having trailed 2-0, Palace look most likely to win this.

    Yaya Sanogo