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Summary

  1. Rumours Nigel Pearson sacked at Leicester
  2. Shaw off for second yellow
  3. FT: Newcastle 1-1 Stoke
  4. Colback with 16-yard strike, Crouch header
  5. FT: Burnley 2-2 West Brom
  6. West Brom battled back from 2-0 down

Live Reporting

By Marc Higginson and Mandeep Sanghera

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    So, that's it from me. But don't worry... there's an international cup final from Africa to get your teeth into now. Head on over to our Africa Cup of Nations live text here.

    Goodnight.

  2. Post update

    Here's one final reminder that you can select your favourite Premier League goal of the month from January here.

    The winner will be announced on tonight's Match of the Day 2, which will be on at the earlier time of 22:00 GMT on BBC Two for viewers in England and Wales, 22:30 for those in Northern Ireland, and 23:00 if you're in Scotland.

  3. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Stuart Jones: If Leicester have sacked Pearson - wonder if 'Arry's knee has suddenly got better in the last half hour?

  4. Player reaction on Twitter

    West Ham 1-1 Man Utd

    David De Gea

    Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea: "Although things can get complicated Manchester United never give up! A point in a difficult pitch! We'll keep on fighting!"

  5. Post update

    Right we've got through to Leicester and... drum roll...

    They have no announcement to make at the moment. Sorry. I was hoping to bring you something more conclusive than that.

  6. Post update

    Let me assure you we're putting in plenty of calls to try and firm up this rumour that Nigel Pearson has been sacked by Leicester City. Whether the story is true or false, I suspect the Leicester press officer won't be watching Top Gear tonight.

    See what I did there? A seamless plug.

  7. Post update

    I've just done a quick search to see if Nigel Pearson ever scored a screamer. The best the internet came up with was a four-yard tap-in against Coventry in 1991. I bet even Nigel has forgotten about that one.

  8. Text us on 81111

    After Cheikhou Kouyate scored a cracking goal to put West Ham ahead against Manchester United, we've been asking: What's the best goal you've seen scored by a centre-half?

    Phil Jagielka

    Tom, Liverpool: Phil Jagielka's ludicrous thunderbolt equaliser for Everton earlier this season against Liverpool. Dying minutes of the game at the Kop end and one of the greatest ever Merseyside derby goals.

    Joe, High Wycombe: Best goal by a centre-half has to be Gary Cahill's bicycle kick for Aston Villa in the Birmingham derby back in 2006!

    Pete, London: Another West Ham centre-back, Anton Ferdinand's wonder volley from the edge of the area in the 2005-06 season.

    Get in touch using #bbcfootball on Twitter, text us on 81111 (UK only), or leave a message on the BBC Sport Facebook or Google+ page.

  9. Post update

    Kevin Keegan

    While we wait for confirmation of Nigel Pearson's departure, it gives the bookmakers time to get their odds right on who might be the next manager. They've currently got Kevin Keegan at number two in the betting. I'd love it if...

  10. Post update

    If the Nigel Pearson rumour is true, he would be the fifth Premier League manager in 43 days to be sacked. Silly season.

  11. Leicester going down?

    BBC Sport's Robbie Savage assessed Leicester's chances of surviving the drop in his column this week - and it didn't make good reading for Foxes fans. In short, he's predicting relegation.

    "The Foxes make too many mistakes at the back and they are not good enough in that department," wrote Savage. "Leicester manager Nigel Pearson brought in Robert Huth from Stoke on deadline day to try to change that but Huth has played only three minutes of Premier League football this season.

    "Huth is the kind of character they need but, as I found out when I went to Derby as captain, when you join a struggling team in January, it is very hard to make an impact no matter how good you are or how much of a leader you are.

    "I think they are still a couple of players short defensively."

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    A Ghanaian meal

    Luke Venn: Like the postman I always deliver.

    Earlier today Luke tweeted in to let us know about his plans for a Ghanaian feast, in celebration of this evening's Africa Cup of Nations final, which you can follow here. The boy's done good.

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  13. Post update

    Of course, Leicester also have the small matter of an FA Cup fifth round tie against Aston Villa on the horizon. That game - on Sunday, 15 February at 12:30 GMT - will be on BBC One.

  14. Post update

    If Leicester were to change managers, the new man has a tricky job on his hands. They are bottom of the league, four points adrift of safety and their next league game is away at Arsenal. After that? Everton away. Then Manchester City away...

  15. Post update

    In terms of Premier League results, Nigel Pearson is Leicester's third most successful manager. Martin O'Neill had a win ratio of 34.9% in the top-flight, Peter Taylor 32.6% followed by Pearson's 16.7%.

  16. Pearson's tangle

    Asked why he man-handled Crystal Palace midfielder James McArthur yesterday, Nigel Pearson said: "Because he said something to me. I don't have to reveal anything do I? I'm more than capable of looking after myself.

    "There's no problem with the player. He's a good player and a likeable lad."

  17. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Gary Lineker

    BBC Sport

    Nigel Pearson

    "Not sure if yesterday's bizarre touchline behaviour had anything to do with Nigel Pearson's exit, but certainly shows how the job gets to them all."

    There have been unconfirmed reports Pearson has been sacked from his role as manager at Leicester. We'll bring you more news on that as soon as we hear it.

  18. Post update

    If you've had a busy Sunday and you're just catching up with the day's happenings, let me help out.

    The day kicked off with West Brom coming from two goals down to draw 2-2. Then Peter Crouch scored in the last minute as Stoke and Newcastle shared in a 1-1 draw.

    In the day's final game, there was more last-gasp drama as Daley Blind rescued a point for Manchester United at West Ham.

    All the reports are here.

  19. Post update

    Nigel Pearson is in his second spell at Leicester City, after taking over in November 2011. In 167 games, he has 78 victories, 35 draws and 54 losses. Hang on while I do the maths... yep, that's a win ratio of 46.7%.

  20. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Gary Lineker

    BBC Sport

    "Not overly surprised that Nigel Pearson has been fired by Leicester, given they're bottom, but he's been a very good manager of the club."

    There have been unconfirmed reports Pearson has been sacked from his role as manager at Leicester. We'll bring you more news on that as soon as we hear it.

  21. Post update

    Here's what Nigel Pearson had to say following that defeat against Palace: "It was a game that we had chances and to come away with nothing is quite tough for us.

    "We had plenty of good situations while Palace did not create too much. It's frustrating we can't turn performances into results."

  22. Post update

    I'm sure Foxes fans need no reminding, but Leicester were beaten 1-0 at home to Crystal Palace yesterday afternoon. They now have just one win in the last nine games.

  23. "Leicester a soft touch under Pearson"

    606 phone-in

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Following unconfirmed reports Nigel Pearson has been sacked as manager of Leicester.

    David, a Leicester fan, says: "If the reports are true then my response would be overwhelmingly very pleased. He should have gone earlier in the season. The man did a fantastic job last year, but he is a Championship-level manager. His general persona does him no favours and the league position speaks for itself. We are a soft touch."

    Lines are open and you can have your say. Call 0500 909 693, text 85058, or it's @bbc606 on Twitter.

  24. Post update

    West Ham 1-1 Man Utd

    There's a lot of chat about Wayne Rooney's midfield deployment. Here's his touch map. Is he better served being more central and further forward?

    West Ham 1-1 Man Utd
  25. How's stat?!

    West Ham 1-1 Man Utd

    Here are some key stats from today's game at Upton Park:

    • Manchester United have now lost just one of their last 21 Premier League games away in the capital (W12 D8 L1).
    • West Ham missed the opportunity of winning their home games against Man City and Man Utd in the same season for the first time since the 1985/86 campaign.
    • Marcos Rojo made 14 clearances; only in one game this season has a Manchester United player recorded more (Smalling v Arsenal, 15).
  26. Lines are open - have your say

    606 phone-in

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Over on BBC Radio 5 live, 606, is already in full swing.

    Gary, a Manchester United fan, says: "Lacklustre, shocking. We're not good enough. Wayne Rooney should be playing up front."

    Steve, a West Ham fan, says: "Wayne Rooney is a disgrace. He is on and on in the referee's face. He's England captain, he's got to set an example".

    Lines are open and you can have your say. Call 0500 909 693, text 85058, or it's @bbc606 on Twitter.

  27. Manager reaction

    West Ham 1-1 Man Utd

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal, speaking to BBC Sport: "I've seen fantastic spirit and character from my team after going 1-0 behind. I told my players that and thanked them.

    "The first half was not good enough, all first and second balls we lost and that's why we couldn't get out of the pressure of West Ham.

    "In the second half we showed how good we can be in spite of all circumstances here. That's why I am happy with second half and we could have won, but you never start like that.

    "I'm happy for Daley Blind but he also has to play better in first half."

    Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal thanks Daley Blind
  28. Goal of the month vote

    There were plenty of fantastic goals in January, including both strikes during QPR's 1-1 draw with Swansea and a rare Rickie Lambert league goal for Liverpool.

    You can select your favourite as the Match of the Day goal of the month vote opens here.

    The winner will be announced on tonight's Match of the Day 2, which will be on at the earlier time of 22:00 GMT on BBC Two for viewers in England and Wales, 22:30 for those in Northern Ireland, and 23:00 if you're in Scotland.

  29. Manager reaction

    West Ham 1-1 Man Utd

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal, speaking to Sky Sports: "We played very badly in the first half and showed a lot of spirit in the second half.

    "We gave away that goal and then we played football but you have to do it from the first minute.

    "But what spirit from my team after the goal and I thanked my players for that.

    "[In the first half] when we had the ball we didn't play it along the floor. When we lost the ball, you have to win the first and second balls much quicker.

    "With Marouane Fellaini you have to change your playing style. That's what we did and because of him we created lots of chances. I'm pleased that we have a draw here."

  30. Is Pearson gone?

    Nigel Pearson

    There are lots of reports on Twitter that Leicester manager Nigel Pearson has been sacked. Nothing confirmed as yet, but we'll keep you up to date.

  31. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    West Ham 1-1 Man Utd

    After Cheikhou Kouyate scored a cracking goal to put West Ham ahead, we've been asking: What's the best goal you've seen scored by a centre-half?

    Colin Cox: Alan Kernaghan - 1994 for Man City v Leicester. Got the ball in in own half, took on three defenders and then lobbed from 40 yards.

    Matt Fallon: Best centre-half goal has to be Tony Adams against Everton. Steve Bould over the top and a crisp left foot finish. 4-0 and the Premier League title.

    Chris Oakley-White: Has to be Philippe Mexes' goal v Anderlecht. That bicycle kick.

  32. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    West Ham 1-1 Man Utd

    George Shadow: Again, can someone remind me why we brought in Radamel Falcao?

    Sho: Manchester United too predictable. Keep it tight and you nullify their front four. Marouane Fellaini will come on and resort to route one football.

    Nitin R Menon: Ander Herrera. Start with him, and you'd see how useful all that 59% possession of the ball would be. Let Wayne Rooney play up front.

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  33. Manager reaction

    West Ham 1-1 Man Utd

    West Ham manager Sam Allardyce speaking to BBC Sport: "A win would have been nothing more than we deserved if we had won.

    "It's a great shame we conceded the goal but a fantastic performance which entertained the crowd - I always respect the point against one of the big boys even though they got the goal late.

    "Cheikhou Kouyate was playing centre-back for the first time and if you look at quality of his goal - it was fantastic."

  34. Post update

    West Ham 1-1 Man Utd

    Big Sam's got his claws out there - "it was thump it forward and see what happens" from United.

  35. Manager reaction

    West Ham 1-1 Man Utd

    West Ham manager Sam Allardyce, speaking to Sky Sports: "The lads are absolutely gutted and so they should be. It was a fantastic performance and I thought we were going to see it through but it wasn't to be.

    "We just needed to find the second goal and didn't manage to even though we had chances.

    "In the end, we couldn't cope with long ball United - it was thump it forward and see what happens. It's not how you normally see United play but it got them the point in the end.

    "If you look at the amount of saves David De Gea made today he is probably just as worthy of them getting the draw as Daley Blind getting the equaliser."

    West Ham manager Sam Allardyce
  36. Manager reaction

    Newcastle 1-1 Stoke

    Stoke boss Mark Hughes: "At a key point in game the referee hasn't made a brave or strong decision.

    "He has allowed Jack Colback to stay on when really he should have got a second yellow card and gone off. That would have made the difference and possibly allowed us to go on and win.

    "As it was, he was able to stay on the field of play and he has ended up scoring the goal that possibly might have allowed us to not get anything from the game.

    "From that point of view, we are grateful for goal at the end but that was the least we deserved."

  37. Manager reaction

    Newcastle 1-1 Stoke

    Newcastle manager John Carver played down the controversy over Jack Colback not being sent-off:

    "It wasn't a classic and I thought we had stolen the three points when we got the goal. I couldn't see where they were going to get a goal from and, like I say it was from our stupidity," he said.

    "I'm never going to take away Jack Colback's competitiveness. He's a real competitor and has been a great signing for this football club.

    "There were lost of tackles going in and I thought the referee handled it very well. I'll speak to him (Colback) but I won't take it away from him."

    John Carver
  38. Post update

    Newcastle 1-1 Stoke

    It seems like a long time ago now, but here's what the two managers made of events at St James' Park where Peter Crouch rescued Stoke a point against Newcastle...

  39. Player reaction

    West Ham 1-1 Man Utd

    West Ham midfielder Mark Noble: "It's feels like a loss. It shows how far we have come that we are gutted we drew with Manchester United.

    "In many spells I thought we were the better team and just couldn't hold out until the end.

    "You can't switch off against these top teams because they will punish you and that's what happened."

  40. Post update

    How much did they earn?

    Wayne Rooney

    Despite an all-star forward line, Manchester United had to rely on a last-gasp goal from Daley Blind to rescue them a point at West Ham. But just how much did some of United's attacking stars earn for their efforts today? Our wages calculator has the answers (although you may not like them)...

    Angel Di Maria is about £2,500 better off after the 90 minutes at Upton Park, Radamel Falcao will be taking home roughly £2,400 for his efforts today, while Wayne Rooney has pocketed approximately £2,600.

  41. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    West Ham 1-1 Man Utd

    Corin Wright: A point is generous. Manchester United deserve to have points deducted for that display. A true embarrassment of riches.

    Sean: Worst thing about the Manchester United result? Thanks to Luke Shaw's ban, Chris Smalling is probably going to have to start in defence next game.

    Rohith Reddy J: About time to stop playing Wayne Rooney in midfield. He could have buried those changes. Radamel Falcao doesn't look the same player.

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  42. How it stands

    West Ham 1-1 Man Utd

    Premier League
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    West Ham 1-1 Man Utd

    Oliver, Oundle: I'm really fed up. Wayne Rooney in midfield doesn't work. Was a lot better when he played up front and Ander Herrera played in midfield.

    Michael, Nottinghamshire: I wish I earned £7m a year to sit on my backside and scribble on a notepad. Bailed out of jail again.

    Oliver, Northamptonshire: Louis van Gaal doesn't look better than David Moyes now. Manchester United are only fourth as Everton, Liverpool and Arsenal have had bad seasons.

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  44. Player reaction

    West Ham 1-1 Man Utd

    Manchester United goalscorer Daley Blind: "The first half was a battle and we couldn't play the ball how we wanted.

    "We started the second half well then their goal came and then we had to fight again for the good moments.

    "We showed we can fight but we are not happy with the draw."

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    West Ham 1-1 Man Utd

    Just Strauss: West Ham just lost three points. So sad considering they were all over Manchester United like a rash.

    Clinton Eyong: How Manchester United nicked a point I do not know! They've been very poor and unconvincing.

    Thomas Broadley: Absolutely ridiculous how many times Manchester United have picked up points this season when they've played so bad.

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  46. Full-time stats

    West Ham 1-1 Man Utd

    West Ham 1-1 Man Utd
  47. Lines are open - have your say

    606 phone-in

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Over on BBC Radio 5 live, 606 is just getting under way. The lines are open and Ian Wright and Kelly Cates are waiting for you calls.

    Call: 0500 909 693, text 85058, or it's @bbc606 on Twitter.

  48. Africa Cup of Nations final

    Ivory Coast v Ghana (19:00 GMT)

    Fireworks explode during a ceremony held ahead of the 2015 African Cup of Nations final

    It has not always been pleasant watching, but hopefully the Africa Cup of Nations will end with a fittingly entertaining final. It is Ivory Coast v Ghana and you can follow all the build-up and the game itself on this very website. Just head on over to our live text commentary, where Saj Chowdhury will take you through everything you need to know.

  49. Post update

    West Ham 1-1 Man Utd

    Former West Ham & England striker Clive Allen

    BBC Radio 5 live at Upton Park

    "A fantastic encounter. Two teams who went for it in different ways. West Ham deserved to take the lead, but this is a different Manchester United. They were rewarded for changing tack with the substitution, bringing Marouane Fellaini on. Perhaps they will be the happier of the two teams."

  50. Post update

    West Ham 1-1 Man Utd

    Louis van Gaal is the last man down the tunnel as he waves to the Manchester United fans while clutching that big black folder of his.

  51. Post update

    West Ham 1-1 Man Utd

    West Ham troop off dejected. Manchester United's players celebrate with the travelling supporters.

  52. FULL-TIME

    West Ham 1-1 Man Utd

    Manchester United have got to be happy with that. It's not the first time this season they have rescued it at the death.

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal thanks Daley Blind
  53. Post update

    West Ham 1-1 Man Utd

    Former West Ham & England striker Clive Allen

    BBC Radio 5 live at Upton Park

    "That was a terrible challenge. Luke Shaw threw himself into it and in itself it was a red. A horrendously timed tackle."

  54. RED CARD

    West Ham 1-1 Man Utd - Luke Shaw

    Luke Shaw catches Stewart Downing and is shown a second yellow card. He's off to make a start on running the bath.

    Luke Shaw is sent off
  55. Post update

    West Ham 1-1 Man Utd

    Former West Ham & England striker Clive Allen

    BBC Radio 5 live at Upton Park

    "That is why Marouane Fellaini was introduced. The ball is knocked down and, 16 yards out, Daley Blind fires into the bottom corner. He smashes it right into the ground and the pace of it took it away from Adrian, who had no chance. Manchester United believe that they can win it now."

  56. GOAL

    West Ham 1-1 Man Utd - Daley Blind

    They've only gone and pulled it out of the fire! Marcos Rojo's speculative ball into the box is only partially cleared to Daley Blind on the edge of the box and the midfielder guides it home.

    Daley Blind equalises for Manchester United
  57. Post update

    West Ham 1-0 Man Utd

    Wayne Rooney stands over the free-kick but it's straight into the wall - or should that be Aaron Cresswell's head?

  58. INJURY TIME

    West Ham 1-0 Man Utd

    Robin van Persie goes down on the edge of the area. Free-kick. Four minutes of injury time signalled.

  59. Post update

    West Ham 1-0 Man Utd

    Former West Ham & England striker Clive Allen

    BBC Radio 5 live at Upton Park

    "Now that Maroune Fellaini has come on Manchester United are drilling balls into the box for him. But so far West Ham are standing firm."

  60. GREAT SAVE!

    West Ham 1-0 Man Utd

    Marouane Fellaini almost nicks a point as he shakes off his marker, spins and fires in a low shot which Adrian turns round the post.

  61. Post update

    West Ham 1-0 Man Utd

    Another chance for West Ham, this time Matt Jarvis heading over from close range with David De Gea out of position.

  62. Post update

    West Ham 1-0 Man Utd

    David De Gea has made some good saves today, his latest two to deny Mark Noble and Kevin Nolan from range.

  63. Post update

    West Ham 1-0 Man Utd

    Former West Ham & England striker Clive Allen

    BBC Radio 5 live at Upton Park

    "Mark Clattenburg gave that yellow card immediately, as soon as Wayne Rooney uttered whatever it was towards him. Enner Valencia has been a threat to the Manchester United back four all evening."

  64. SUBSTITUTION

    West Ham 1-0 Man Utd

    A bit of housekeeping to tell you about... Matt Jarvis is on for Enner Valencia while Manchester United's Wayne Rooney and Luke Shaw have been booked for dissent.

  65. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    West Ham 1-0 Man Utd

    Mark Twain: It's a thing of beauty watching the most expensively assembled Premier League team struggle against an injury-riddled Sam Allardyce team!

    Ryan Mould: I could have put that away (see 77 mins), blindfolded, with my left foot. Taxi for Radamel Falcao.

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  66. Post update

    West Ham 1-0 Man Utd

    Former West Ham & England striker Clive Allen

    BBC Radio 5 live at Upton Park

    "Manchester City's draw at home to Hull on Saturday gave Manchester United such a big opportunity to close the gap for second in the table but they have not been at it today. In fact you could say all of this season they have not shown what everybody expected after the amount of investment that was made in the team."

    Manchester United striker Robin van Persie
  67. GREAT SAVE!

    West Ham 1-0 Man Utd

    Another great chance for the visitors as the ball drops kindly for Robin van Persie from eight yards out, after a good pass from Radamel Falcao, but Adrian's outstretched leg denies the Dutch striker.

  68. Text us on 81111

    Marcus, Liverpool: You know United aren't what they used to be when loading a big man on and going route one is their plan B.

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  69. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    West Ham 1-0 Man Utd

    What was the best you've seen scored by a centre-half?

    Ryan Pilcher: You're forgetting Hearts Centre-back Alim Ozturk's 40-yarder in injury time to equalise in the Edinburgh derby.

    Grow more: Clearly Philippe Albert's lob over The Great Dane.

    Cante: Best goal by a centre-half? Chris Nicholl's in League Cup Final replay v Everton.

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  70. Post update

    West Ham 1-0 Man Utd

    A bit of pinball in the box and Marouane Fellaini heads just over the bar from inside the box. We're heading for a tasty final 10 minutes.

  71. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    West Ham 1-0 Man Utd

    What was the best goal you've seen scored by a centre-half?

    Barry Brown: Tommy Taylor for Leyton Orient v Chelsea in FA Cup. Thunderous drive.

    Goonerama: Re: best goal by a centre-half - ask the current Southampton gaffer...

    Jay Ali: Seb Coates' spectacular scissor kick v QPR was a fine goal by a centre-half.

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  72. Post update

    West Ham 1-0 Man Utd

    Former West Ham & England striker Clive Allen

    BBC Radio 5 live at Upton Park

    "That was a big chance. Radamel Falcao mis-kicks his finish and that just sums up how he is performing at the moment. He's nowhere near his best."

  73. CLOSE!

    West Ham 1-0 Man Utd

    That's the chance. Radamel Falcao wins a header and is played in on goal by Robin van Persie's clever ball but the striker drags his shot wide under pressure from the onrushing Adrian.

    Radamel Falcao misses from close range
  74. Text us on 81111

    What was the best goal you've seen scored by a centre-half?

    Will, Stockport: Less of the Andy Morrison bashing! The City legend actually scored a 20 yard volley away at Oldham soon after joining us in 1998. Though I concede he may have had his eyes shut.

    Liam Shone: Daniel Agger in 2006 scored a 30 - yarder in front of the Kop vs West Ham, absolute beauty.

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  75. Post update

    West Ham 1-0 Man Utd

    Former West Ham & England striker Clive Allen

    BBC Radio 5 live at Upton Park

    "Marouane Fellaini was introduced at Queens Park Rangers and came up with a goal. How Manchester United need one now. They need to score quickly to stay in this. You can see West Ham making one of these counter-attacking moves count and a second goal for the Hammers would kill this game off."

  76. YELLOW CARD

    West Ham 1-0 Man Utd

    Alex Song is the first West Ham player to be booked, for a foul on a rampaging Wayne Rooney. The resulting free-kick is put into the stand by Angel Di Maria.

    Referee Mark Clattenburg
  77. SUBSTITUTION

    West Ham 1-0 Man Utd

    Here he comes... Marouane Fellaini replaces Adnan Januzaj.

  78. Post update

    West Ham 1-0 Man Utd

    The stats boffins tell me Manchester United have never come from behind to win a Premier League game under LvG. Now would be a good time to change all of that.

  79. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    West Ham 1-0 Man Utd

    What was the best goal you've seen scored by a centre-half?

    Andy Geoghegan: Martin Buchan. 25-yard screamer 1978/79 after he had seen Ari Haan score for Netherlands in Argentina 1978 World Cup. Stretford End erupted.

    Punk Paultje: Not sure I've seen a better goal by a centre-half than Cheikhou Kouyate's but I did see John De Wolf score the perfect hat-trick away at Port Vale.

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  80. Post update

    West Ham 1-0 Man Utd

    West Ham are pressing for a second now and Stewart Downing tees up Carl Jenkinson on the edge of the box and the full-back's deflected shot drifts just wide.

  81. Post update

    West Ham 1-0 Man Utd

    Marouane Fellaini is warming up for Manchester United. It worked for Stoke...

  82. Post update

    West Ham 1-0 Man Utd

    Former West Ham & England striker Clive Allen

    BBC Radio 5 live at Upton Park

    "I have no doubt at all that was a cross by Carl Jenkinson but it just dropped over David De Gea's head and Antonio Valencia crashes into the post as he ducks under the ball. That could have been one of those 'good bad' crosses from Jenkinson. The amount of chances West Ham have made, Sam Allardyce will be very pleased. Manchester United, for all of their attacking players, have not created enough."

  83. Post update

    West Ham 1-0 Man Utd

    Has anyone seen Radamel Falcao? Perhaps he'll fall out of James Tomkins' back pocket when the big centre-half washes his shorts. The Hammers continue to look threatening themselves and Carl Jenkinson's teasing ball in almost catches David De Gea out. Big Sam is so relaxed about things, he's now sat back in his seat. Pass him a brandy.

    West Ham manager Sam Allardyce
  84. Text us on 81111

    Adam in Edinburgh: Think it's time to accept LVG can't cut it in the English Premiership. He doesn't have a clue how to go about any game.

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  85. Post update

    West Ham 1-0 Man Utd

    Manchester United are looking much more dangerous now. Angel Di Maria is playing further forward and now Antonio Valencia is getting forward on the right flank. His low cross is cut out, but still promises better times ahead for the visitors if they can sustain this tempo.

  86. Post update

    West Ham 1-0 Man Utd

    What's the best goal you've ever seen from a centre-half? I don't recall the likes of Andy Morrison ever scoring goals like that.

  87. Post update

    West Ham 1-0 Man Utd

    Cheikhou Kouyate is fine to run it off and continue. Good news for those who harbour hope of another spectacular finish from the big centre-half.

  88. Post update

    West Ham 1-0 Man Utd

    Former West Ham & England striker Clive Allen

    BBC Radio 5 live at Upton Park

    "Manchester United are throwing a lot of players forward and you know that if it breaks down West Ham's front two of Enner Valencia and Diafra Sakho will cause them real problems on the counter attack with their pace."

  89. Post update

    West Ham 1-0 Man Utd

    Luke Shaw is definitely getting forward on the overlap much more now and he gets to the byline where he collides with Cheikhou Kouyate. The West Ham defender looks to have come off worse in that little tangle.

    Manchester United defender Luke Shaw
  90. Post update

    West Ham 1-0 Man Utd

    Sam Allardyce didn't even get out of his seat when West Ham scored. Has he got a bad back or does Cheikhou Kouyate bang in goals like that every day of the week in training? Back to more pressing matters, James Tomkins makes a fine tackle to block Robin van Persie's shot.

  91. Post update

    West Ham 1-0 Man Utd

    Luke Shaw runs at the Hammers defence for the first time and he cuts inside and whips in a dangerous centre but Radamel Falcao can only flick it wide.

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    West Ham 1-0 Man Utd

    Wale ibraheem: Terrific skill from Cheikhou Kouyate. Juggle, turn and volley. But that Manchester United defence is shambolic.

    Tom Mason: Classic centre-half goal from Kouyate.

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  93. CLOSE!

    West Ham 1-0 Man Utd

    Upton Park is off its feet again when Enner Valencia charges into the penalty area, but Phil Jones stands up the striker and manages to nip the ball away. At the other end, Angel Di Maria picks out Robin van Persie who takes a nice touch before firing across goal and into the keeper's arms.

  94. Post update

    West Ham 1-0 Man Utd

    What will Manchester United's response look like? It seems like Radamel Falcao has been stung into action at least, with the striker blasting a wayward shot wide from range. A marginal improvement.

  95. Post update

    West Ham 1-0 Man Utd

    Former West Ham & England striker Clive Allen

    BBC Radio 5 live at Upton Park

    "West Ham carried such a threat in that first half from set-pieces and that is a brilliant goal from Cheikhou Kouyate. He takes three touches with the ball in the air before twisting 180 degrees and volleying it home on his right foot. What a brilliantly taken goal by the centre-half. I don't think Sam Allardyce can quite believe he's done that."

    Cheikhou Kouyate scores for West Ham
  96. GOAL

    West Ham 1-0 Man Utd - Cheikhou Kouyate

    What a goal that is! Mark Noble lifts a free-kick into the box and Cheikhou Kouyate, with his back to goal, plays keepie-uppies before spinning his marker and hammering the ball past David De Gea. Some serious skills have just been taken out of the locker by Cheikhou.

    Cheikhou Kouyate celebrates his goal for West Ham
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    West Ham 0-0 Man Utd

    Gary Lineker

    BBC Sport

    "Roy Hodgson should play Wayne Rooney in midfield for England. Or better still as a central defender. Sir Bobby Charlton might agree."

  98. Post update

    West Ham 0-0 Man Utd

    Former West Ham & England striker Clive Allen

    BBC Radio 5 live at Upton Park

    "Louis van Gaal must have used some strong words at half-time because Manchester United have started this second half much more positively."

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal
  99. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    West Ham 0-0 Man Utd

    Richard: I'm not sure Robin van Persie and Radamel Falcao have been told that they are allowed to move? That it's an integral part of the game?

    Richard Shuttleworth: David De Gea for PFA Player of the Season if Manchester Untied get top four anyone?

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  100. KICK-OFF

    West Ham 0-0 Man Utd

    Time for a second set of 45.

  101. Post update

    West Ham 0-0 Man Utd

    In that first half, David De Gea had more touches (23) than Radamel Falcao (20). Madness, isn't it?

  102. Text us on 81111

    West Ham 0-0 Man Utd

    Garrett, Castlewellan: How many times this year have I checked to see how Manchester United are doing and the opposing team are well on top and United creating nothing? They may have lost their manager, their experienced players and their style of play, but they still have that luck... United to win.

    Tc, Birmingham: People are quick to criticise United but what are West Ham doing? Lumping the ball up for two men to chase. Regardless of how much attacking talent on show, defend by parking the bus like West Ham and teams struggle to get through.

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  103. Footballers' wages

    Did you know that Angel Di Maria's yearly salary is equivalent to the cost of 217,476 Manchester United replica shirts with 'Di Maria' printed on the back? You do now. Go and have a play with our footballers' wages calculator. Try not to get too upset with the findings.

    Manchester United playmaker Angel Di Maria
  104. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    West Ham 0-0 Man Utd

    Ashley Wilkinson: Nothing about this Manchester United side impresses me. That five of Robin van Persie, Radamel Falcao, Angel Di Maria, Wayne Rooney and Adnan Januzaj should be ripping teams apart.

    Dave W: If United were to sell Di Maria at the end of the season they'd make a huge loss. That performance worth about half what they paid for him.

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  105. A trip down memory lane

    Remember when footballers would go on Top of the Pops? Or when they lived round the corner and would give you a lift into work? If so, check out our nostalgic feature about football's pre-Premier League days here.

  106. Post update

    West Ham 0-0 Man Utd

    Former West Ham & England striker Clive Allen

    BBC Radio 5 live at Upton Park

    "It has been a very good contest, probably just edged by West Ham with the pressure they have put on Manchester United. Sam Allardyce will be happy with the number of chances his side have created if not the way they have been finished but is this the United style we have got to become accustomed to? This first-half performance has been very similar to the game at Queens Park Rangers, which they went on to win."

  107. HALF-TIME

    West Ham 0-0 Man Utd

    MOTD's Steve Bower at Upton Park

    "West Ham have had the better of it, with David De Gea making two or three good saves. The visitors will want to test the Spaniard's countryman at the other end much more in the second half."

  108. Text us on 81111

    West Ham 0-0 Man Utd

    Sam: I work with a West Ham fan, and he predicted yesterday that they'd play really well but lose. Halfway there!

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  109. Scottish Cup

    Rangers knocked out by Raith

    Raith Rovers' Ryan Conroy celebrates his goal with team-mates

    Full-time has just gone in the Scottish Cup tie between Rangers and Raith Rovers. It is more cup woe for Rangers, who have lost the game at Ibrox 2-1. On-loan Newcastle player Haris Vuckic had given Rangers hope of a result with an equaliser after Ryan Conroy had given Raith the lead. But Christian Nade's goal for the visitors with about 15 minutes left has proved decisive. You can follow all the reaction to that game on our Scottish live text commentary.

  110. Post update

    West Ham 0-0 Man Utd

    Angel Di Maria smashes a shot straight into Adrian while Adnan Januzaj's effort is fired into the head of Cheikhou Kouyate. Better from the visitors.

  111. Post update

    West Ham 0-0 Man Utd

    The only time Manchester United look dangerous is when Angel Di Maria picks up the ball in midfield and runs with it.

    Again West Ham pour forward, this time when Marcos Rojo gives the ball away, but Diafra Sakho wastes the opportunity.

  112. Post update

    West Ham 0-0 Man Utd

    Former West Ham & England striker Clive Allen

    BBC Radio 5 live at Upton Park

    "The tempo and intent is all from West Ham. Manchester United are finding it very hard to play it out of the back with any real conviction or control at all."

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    West Ham 0-0 Man Utd

    Seany Ekon: West Ham all over Manchester United like a rash. What a joke - with all their attacking options, United cannot create a chance. Kevin Nolan to score.

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  114. PENALTY APPEAL

    West Ham 0-0 Man Utd

    I had a little computer crash, hence the late update, but West Ham wanted a penalty a couple of minutes ago when Enner Valencia went down in the area under Marcos Rojo's challenge. However, replays showed the striker was not touched and dived. Good decision by Mark Clattenburg.

  115. Post update

    West Ham 0-0 Man Utd

    I can confirm that Radamel Falcao has touched the ball, but not in areas which will hurt West Ham...

    West Ham 0-0 Man Utd
  116. Post update

    West Ham 0-0 Man Utd

    Former West Ham & England striker Clive Allen

    BBC Radio 5 live at Upton Park

    "This is a good period for West Ham. Manchester United are looking vulnerable defensively and at the moment they cannot keep hold of the ball, which is giving West Ham the impetus to continue with their pressure. I think United are a better team when Michael Carrick is in that defensive midfield position for them."

  117. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    West Ham 0-0 Man Utd

    Tim Schofield: How can that not be a red card for Robin van Persie? (see 29 mins) I hope the FA will review that one!

    Thomas Fiorilli: Manchester United actually playing some decent possession football. Nice stuff lacking a little penetration.

    Daniel Fenton: Has Radamel Falcao touched the ball yet?

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  118. Post update

    West Ham 0-0 Man Utd

    Another West Ham chance, another good David De Gea save. This time the Spaniard saves James Tomkins' towering header at the back stick. The Hammers piling on the pressure.

  119. Post update

    West Ham 0-0 Man Utd

    It's all gone a bit scrappy as both teams commit niggling fouls and Ed Sheeran's biggest fan, Mark Clattenburg, tries to keep a lid on emotions.

    Referee Mark Clattenburg tries to calm Wayne Rooney
  120. Post update

    West Ham 0-0 Man Utd

    Former West Ham & England striker Clive Allen

    BBC Radio 5 live at Upton Park

    "Referee Mark Clattenburg gave the free-kick so he saw the incident, but he didn't book Robin van Persie and Sam Allardyce is up there making his opinion known. Manchester United have not yet carved out the kind of clear opportunity you would expect them to have. They are just missing that final bit of quality. David De Gea has been the busier of the 'keepers."

    West Ham captain Kevin Nolan
  121. Post update

    West Ham 0-0 Man Utd

    Upton Park is alive to the sound of boos as Robin van Persie backs into James Tomkins and swings an arm into the face of the Hammers defender. The Dutchman, who tested Adrian with a shot from six yards out earlier, escapes without caution.

  122. Post update

    West Ham 0-0 Man Utd

    Worrying times for Manchester United as West Ham break swiftly from a corner and Diafra Sakho almost gets in on goal, but Antonio Valencia makes a fantastic, well-timed tackle in the box.

  123. Post update

    West Ham 0-0 Man Utd

    Manchester United have a chance to attack and Angel Di Maria drives through the middle and rolls the ball to Robin van Persie out on the right but the striker over-hits his cross and the opportunity goes begging.

    Manchester United striker Robin Van Persie
  124. Post update

    West Ham 0-0 Man Utd

    Manchester United are yet to register an effort on goal. They lack a presence up front - it's just not sticking with Radamel Falcao and Robin van Persie.

  125. Player reaction

    Newcastle 1-1 Stoke

    Newcastle midfielder Jack Colback put his side in front against Stoke just after escaping a second yellow card.

    "I made two fouls all game so I wasn't repeat offending but if I had've been sent off I wouldn't have had much argument," he says.

    "You get that bit of luck in the game sometimes and it has paid off."

    Newcastle goalscorer Jack Colback
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    West Ham 0-0 Man Utd

    Rob T: Not the best of starts so far for Manchester United. West Ham looking the more likely to score.

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  127. Post update

    West Ham 0-0 Man Utd

    Manchester United are getting slightly over-run in midfield, with Enner Valencia dropping in and bolstering a five-man midfield. Diafra Sakho is the furthest player forward.

  128. Post update

    West Ham 0-0 Man Utd

    I'd say West Ham will be happy with their start to this match...

    West Ham 0-0 Man Utd
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    West Ham 0-0 Man Utd

    Eyobel gomini: Surprised Marouane Fellaini didn't start. Manchester United need his physical presence in away games.

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  130. Post update

    West Ham 0-0 Man Utd

    West Ham are enjoying some decent pressure, with Manchester United unable to clear the ball for too long before Radamel Falcao loses it up front and the Hammers load up another attack. This time a Stewart Downing first-time cross evades everyone.

  131. Post update

    West Ham 0-0 Man Utd

    Former West Ham & England striker Clive Allen

    BBC Radio 5 live at Upton Park

    "Enner Valencia just could not keep his effort down but it was probably sneaking in under the bar all the same. David De Gea makes an excellent stop. He is a top-class goalkeeper. And that is what a top side needs."

  132. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    West Ham 0-0 Man Utd

    Cyprian Kaluma: Am so happy to see Radamel Falcao start as well as Adnan Januzaj. Falcao needs games to be sharp and Januzaj too to fulfil his potential.

    Michael Devlin: Four touches for Adnan Januzaj in the first six minutes. Four mistakes.

    Andrew Tarpey: Can see Manchester United getting their goals in the last 15 in this. This West Ham pressing can't continue for 90 minutes.

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  133. GREAT SAVE!

    West Ham 0-0 Man Utd

    David De Gea makes good saves in his sleep these days, and he easily beats Enner Valencia's shot clear before denying the Ecuador striker again from a close-range acrobatic effort.

    Enner Valencia shoots for West Ham
    David De Gea saves from Enner Valencia
  134. Post update

    West Ham 0-0 Man Utd

    Stewart Downing has been switched from his new number 10 role to out wide today, and he's being encouraged to run at Antonio Valencia. Does Big Sam see a defensive weakness? Or perhaps it's a ploy so the United full-backs don't push forward too much?

  135. Post update

    West Ham 0-0 Man Utd

    Former West Ham & England striker Clive Allen

    BBC Radio 5 live at Upton Park

    "It's been a good start to the game. Manchester United have been trying to pin West Ham back in defence but when the home side break you can see the danger they pose with the pace of Diafra Sakho and Enner Valencia. Those two want the ball out in front of them and when they get it they are very hard to contain."

    Diafra Sakho
  136. Post update

    West Ham 0-0 Man Utd

    Louis van Gaal is very stoney-faced on the Manchester United bench while one of his assistants sits there shadow boxing. "Do you reckon Floyd and Manny will get it on, boss?" "Just watch the game, will you."

  137. Post update

    West Ham 0-0 Man Utd

    Former West Ham & England striker Clive Allen

    BBC Radio 5 live at Upton Park

    "A mistake by Alex Song as he plays a square pass almost straight to Robin van Persie but Cheikhou Kouyate intervenes. Almost very costly for West Ham."

  138. Post update

    West Ham 0-0 Man Utd

    Alex Song almost gift-wraps Manchester United the opening goal with a reckless ball across the box which Robin van Persie latches upon, only for Cheikhou Kouyate to nip in front just in the nick of time.

  139. Post update

    West Ham 0-0 Man Utd

    Good, old-fashioned wing-play from Stewart Downing sees him run at Marcos Rojo, take the full-back to the line and put in a cross which David De Gea does well to cut out.

  140. Post update

    West Ham 0-0 Man Utd

    An early chance for Manchester United to create an opening but Wayne Rooney dinks a deep free-kick straight into the grateful arms of Adrian.

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    West Ham 0-0 Man Utd

    Muigai Moses: Am glad to see Adnan Januzaj starting again, he needs games. Lots of talent and potential.

    Milo Thompson: Why isn't Andy Kellett starting?

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  142. Post update

    West Ham 0-0 Man Utd

    West Ham are pressing Manchester United as high up the field as possible early doors.

  143. Post update

    West Ham 0-0 Man Utd

    Manchester United are in their white away strip this afternoon. West Ham? Claret and blue, of course.

  144. KICK-OFF

    West Ham 0-0 Man Utd

    We're all set then. Big Sam v LvG. Red Devils v Hammers. Ian Brown v Danny Dyer. Let's do this.

  145. Post update

    West Ham v Man Utd (16:15 GMT)

    Former West Ham & England striker Clive Allen

    BBC Radio 5 live at Upton Park

    "Stewart Downing has had a big influence on West Ham's good form this season but so has the athleticism of the new signings Sam Allardyce has added. Andy Carroll is not leading the line today but in Diafra Sakho they have found a goalscorer and he and Enner Valencia up front will really test the Manchester United defence this afternoon."

    West Ham midfielder Stewart Downing
  146. LINE-UPS

    West Ham v Man Utd (16:15 GMT)

    I think you could be right, Phil. Here's a reminder of the teams:

    West Ham: Adrian, Jenkinson, Song, Tomkins, Cresswell, Kouyate, Noble, Downing, Nolan, Valencia, Sakho. Subs: Jaaskelainen, Oxford, O'Brien, Amalfitano, Jarvis, Cole, Lee.

    Man Utd: De Gea, Valencia, Jones, Rojo, Shaw, Blind, Rooney, Januzaj, Di Maria, van Persie, Falcao. Subs: Valdes, McNair, Smalling, Ander Herrera, Fellaini, Mata, Wilson.

    Referee: Mark Clattenburg (Tyne & Wear)

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    West Ham v Man Utd (16:15 GMT)

    Phil Johnson: Are my eyes deceiving me? Are Manchester United coming out in a 4-4-2?

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  148. Post update

    West Ham v Man Utd (16:05 GMT)

    West Ham

    Alex Song predicts big things for West Ham once they move into the Olympic Stadium.

    "I am sure in the next five years West Ham will challenge with clubs like Arsenal, Manchester City and Chelsea," he said.

    "Then when they jump to the new stadium I think more players will come in and the club will look different."

  149. Post update

    West Ham v Man Utd (16:05 GMT)

    West Ham

    West Ham's hopes of keeping on-loan midfielder Alex Song have been boosted after he revealed that his children don't want him to move again.

    "They are more than happy," he said of his children's mood at returning to England.

    "My boys were saying yesterday "Daddy I don't to leave here any more, you have to stay." They love London.

    "They are very happy here and for my family, the most important thing is happiness, all they want me to do is perform to make them happy.

    "The thing that hurt me the most was my kids because they were seeing me play every single game, every single week at Arsenal.

    "Then when I left my boys one day were coming to me going, 'Daddy why aren't you playing? Is it because the manager doesn't like you?' It was hard for me to explain to them that it isn't easy at Barcelona."

  150. Post update

    West Ham v Man Utd (16:15 GMT)

    West Ham v Manchester United

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal on including Angel Di Maria after an attempted break-in at his Cheshire home: "You have to communicate with each other and you have to make a decision. I've probably made the right decision."

  151. Perfect 10

    West Ham v Man Utd (16:15 GMT)

    Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney
  152. Post update

    West Ham v Man Utd (16:15 GMT)

    West Ham United boss Sam Allardyce, speaking to Sky Sports: "We're back to the start of the season when we had Enner Valencia and Diafra Sakho up front. Andy Carroll has done really well since he came back but he is injured for this one. For me it's about containing the quality of Manchester United's front line. They don't need too many chances to score goals. They can get a goal out of nothing. Today is a big challenge for us."

  153. Who is Reece Oxford?

    West Ham v Man Utd (16:15 GMT)

    West Ham United defender Reece Oxford will become the club's youngest-ever player if he comes on as a substitute against Manchester Untied at the age of 16 years and 54 days.

    Oxford joined the Hammers Academy as an Under-13 player, progressing rapidly to agree his first professional contract in January. A regular for West Ham's Under-21 side, Oxford has also worn the captain's armband for his country, winning nine caps for England at Under-17 level and three for the Under-16s.

  154. Player reaction

    Newcastle 1-1 Stoke

    Peter Crouch celebrates scoring for Stoke

    Stoke striker Peter Crouch: "I thought we controlled the game and deserved to win. It was a cruel blow when they scored as I thought we'd been on top.

    "I was pleased to get the goal and the point was the least we deserved today."

  155. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Newcastle 1-1 Stoke

    David Willis: Peter Crouch again! Always seems to find a way. Build him a statue outside the Britannia, if you can find enough iron!

    Hugh Jardon: Always a plan B when Crouch is around.

    John: Burnley 2-2 West Brom, Newcastle 1-1 Stoke, so 0-0 next?

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  156. Man Utd - a work in progress?

    West Ham v Man Utd (16:15 GMT)

    MOTD2 Extra

    BBC Sport commentator Simon Brotherton: "You sense it is very much a work in progress at Manchester United - there is a lot more to come and if they are getting results already then everyone better look out."

    Football writer Amy Lawrence: "Do they look like a team that convinces you? I do not think they look like the real deal yet."

  157. Post update

    Newcastle 1-1 Stoke

    Former Newcastle & Stoke defender Andy Griffin

    BBC Radio Stoke at St James' Park

    "It's a fair result. It was a bit of a boring and mundane first half but the game came into life later in the second half. Overall it's a good point for Stoke. And what a brilliant substitution to bring on Geoff Cameron and Peter Crouch, who combined for the goal."

  158. Post update

    West Ham v Man Utd (16:15 GMT)

    So, if Manchester United do manage to win today they will move back into third and within three points of neighbours City. Would you have believed that a few weeks back? The Hammers would leapfrog Liverpool in seventh with the victory.

  159. Post update

    West Ham v Man Utd (16:15 GMT)

    West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce
  160. Post update

    We'll let you know what John Carver's having for his tea when we find out, but until then... let's switch focus to Upton Park.

  161. FULL-TIME

    Newcastle 1-1 Stoke

    Boos all round, but I think that's a fair result?

  162. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Newcastle 1-1 Stoke

    Matt Blazey: The one thing Newcastle seem to do fantastically week in, week out - shoot themselves in the foot.

    Sahil Oberoi: That Crouch header was almost as good as Harry Kane's yesterday!

    Max'sFMStory: Crouchy for England?

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  163. Post update

    Newcastle 1-1 Stoke

    Just when John Carver's local chippy was preparing to open up on a Sunday to toast a first home win, Peter Crouch goes and rises like a battered cod at the back stick. Party-pooper.

    Stoke striker Peter Crouch celebrates
  164. Post update

    Newcastle 1-1 Stoke

    Former Newcastle & Stoke defender Andy Griffin

    BBC Radio Stoke at St James' Park

    "A fantastic cross from Geoff Cameron and when you have got Peter Crouch on the pitch he will always pull away off the defender like that. Geoff Cameron just has to put the ball in and Crouch will do the rest. And he does exactly what he should do and heads it across the goalkeeper. A wonderful header."

  165. GOAL

    Newcastle 1-1 Stoke - Peter Crouch

    I've seen this somewhere before. A long ball from deep is arrowed towards the big man at the back stick, and Peter Crouch obliges with a net-rippling leveller. Job done.

    Peter Crouch scores for Stoke
  166. Post update

    Newcastle 1-0 Stoke

    Former Newcastle & Stoke defender Andy Griffin

    BBC Radio Stoke at St James' Park

    "Newcastle's substitutions have worked well and they are the more lively of the teams. Stoke have to be careful not to lose their discipline as they go chasing the game. Newcastle really should have gone 2-0 up when they broke on the away side (see 86 mins), only for Charlie Adam to bust a gut and get back to make the saving tackle, true leader that he is."

  167. Post update

    Newcastle 1-0 Stoke

    I hate to pick up on stereotypes, but Stoke are beginning to play long, diagonal balls into the path of Peter Crouch with those around the big striker waiting for a knockdown.

  168. Post update

    Newcastle 1-0 Stoke

    Hello... hello...

    Ayoze Perez picks up the ball out wide, drives into the middle and checks on to his favoured foot before ballooning his effort over the bar from 12 yards out. Nice run, shame about the finish.

  169. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Newcastle 1-0 Stoke

    Rabin: Less than five minutes remaining, queue a tall man entering the fray.

    Graham Megennis: I'm an Newcastle fan and celebrated the goal, but boy was Jack Colback lucky to be on the field to score it.

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  170. Post update

    Newcastle 1-0 Stoke

    Surely Newcastle are on for 2-0... they are three on two, Moussa Sissoko gallops forward and lays the ball off to Gabriel Obertan, but the winger ends up skipping past one challenge then giving the ball away. Could that be costly?

  171. Post update

    Newcastle 1-0 Stoke

    If you don't buy a ticket, you don't win the lottery...

    Phil Bardsley has a dig from range, but his numbers aren't up today.

    Stoke's Phil Bardsley
  172. Goal of the month vote

    MOTD2

    BBC Sport

    There were plenty of fantastic goals in January, including both strikes during QPR's 1-1 draw with Swansea and a rare Rickie Lambert league goal for Liverpool.

    You can select your favourite as the Match of the Day goal of the month vote opens here.

    The winner will be announced on tonight's Match of the Day 2, which will be on at the earlier time of 22:00 GMT on BBC Two for viewers in England and Wales, 22:30 for those in Northern Ireland, and 23:00 if you're in Scotland.

  173. SUBSTITUTION

    Newcastle 1-0 Stoke

    Stephen Ireland hobbles off, to be replaced by Peter Crouch. Hit it long.

  174. Post update

    Newcastle 1-0 Stoke

    Newcastle break again but Sammy Ameobi puts the ball out of play in trying to spread it out wide. The crowd's groans suggest they are getting a bit frustrated with Ameobi.

  175. Post update

    Newcastle 1-0 Stoke

    Former Newcastle & Stoke defender Andy Griffin

    BBC Radio Stoke at St James' Park