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Summary

  1. Noel Gallagher on MOTD 2 tonight
  2. Liverpool now two points off fourth place
  3. Sterling slots in deflected second
  4. Coutinho scores stunning long-range effort
  5. Listen to 606 on this page

Live Reporting

By Tom Rostance and Michael Emons

All times stated are UK

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  1. The Real Deal

    Spanish La Liga

    We're off for the night but the live football doesn't stop there though.

    Cristiano Ronaldo and co are about to get under way against Elche, and you can follow the action here.

    See you later.

  2. 606

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Don't forget that 606 with Kelly Cates and Ian Wright is live now on BBC Radio 5 live.

    Another incident-packed game at St Mary's with yet more penalty shouts, who should feel hard done by?

    Everton fans, do you still have faith in Romelu Lukaku? And West Ham fans, is Sam still the man? Was it a penalty or did Harry Kane go down too easily?

    Plus, Noel Gallagher's picked his, we're going to pick our Fantasy Football band.

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  3. 'It was 100% a penalty'

    Southampton 0-2 Liverpool

    Southampton boss Ronald Koeman:

    "With the first penalty appeal, maybe Filip Djuricic fell too easy. But the second one is a 100% penalty and we know these moments are difficult. We did everything to win this game, we had the best chances and we were unlucky with some decisions. With the handball incident with the goalkeeper, maybe there were hands, maybe no hands. But the second one is a penalty - it can't be clearer.

    "It's frustrating because we don't have the results we need and expect. But I think today we played very good football. Everything is about scoring goals and we have struggled there in recent weeks. I enjoyed watching Southampton today, but I was disappointed with the result.

    "I have confidence that we can finish in the top four because we showed we are a very good team. But it's all about scoring goals. You can't do anything about Philippe Coutinho's goal. I can't say Liverpool were the better team. Maybe they were cleverer, because they scored two goals and we didn't."

  4. 'A giant step'

    Southampton 0-2 Liverpool

    Brendan Rodgers

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers:

    "We knew if we drew the game today, there were enough games still to make a challenge for the top four. But to win the game was a giant step. We've beaten Southampton home and away that's a sign of how well we're playing.

    "We came under a lot of pressure in the first 15 minutes. The only disappointment was we could have been better on the ball, but the conditions were very difficult. The overall performance was very good.

    "Phil Coutinho's goal was a wonderful goal in terms of the system of how we play, working the ball to the sides and drawing players out. It's a wonderful strike and a wonderful goal.

    "[Southampton's penalty appeal] Sometimes, decisions can go against you. I can see why Kevin Friend didn't give it. The ball's getting away from him and he pushes his body into Joe Allen. Then Joe swings at the ball and doesn't make contact. I thought Kevin was excellent, he was under pressure from the crowd but he had great control of the game.

    "It's exciting. It's fantastic. All the teams are up there. My only regret is that we didn't really get going until November. We're three points off third place, which is great."

  5. Post update

    You say Aib, I say Ebay.

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    Southampton 0-2 Liverpool

    Dante: Re: Pius Mordi. Jordan Ibe said in a video for Liverpool last season that he pronounces his own name as 'aib'.

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  7. Manager reaction

    Southampton 0-2 Liverpool

    Koeman

    Southampton manager Ronald Koeman:

    "We know in football, it's all about scoring goals. We played much better than Liverpool, we had more possession, more chances.

    "I call it unlucky in the decisions of the referee. The second situation is a clear penalty to Filip Djuricic.

    "Two-nil down, I'm very disappointed about the result but not our performance. It was the same in the first game with Liverpool.

    "With the quality up front maybe we are struggling a bit in last few games because in the last four games we score one goal.

    "It is a great goal (from Philippe Coutinho), the keeper can't do anything about it. Great goal but we had a great start in the game and we didn't deserve to be one-nil down.

    "We have more ball domination, we create four or five good positions to score and the referee didn't whistle for a clear penalty.

    "Sometimes you need that luck on your side and in the last few games we don't have that."

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    Southampton 0-2 Liverpool

    Josh Lewin: Liverpool have now done the double over both Spurs and Southampton, arguably their closest rivals. Important results.

    Adam Cornish: All of a sudden that Liverpool v Manchester United game next month has become more important than ever.

    Pius Mordi: English commentators need to pronounce Jordon Ibe's name correctly. Its 'eebay' not 'aib'. His dad is Nigerian.

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  9. Manager reaction

    Southampton 0-2 Liverpool

    Brendan Rodgers

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers:

    "It was a game we wanted a positive result from. Through winning it we would go three points behind third place, it would be a huge result and it was.

    "We controlled the game as it went on. Our passing could have been better but the conditions were bad. To come here after a European game and get a win, it's a great result from the players.

    "[On the Southampton penalty appeals] The player has gone over far too easy, no way that was a penalty. I thought referee Kevin Friend was excellent and I think all his decisions were right.

    "To come here and keep a clean sheet is a great effort."

  10. Post update

    Southampton 0-2 Liverpool

    "Football's all about scoring goals" says Ronald Koeman. He's not wrong.

    Full reaction from both camps to come.

  11. Post update

    The top two look pretty sewn up but the next two places in the Champions League are very much up for grabs. Liverpool have hit form at the right time but it's a brave man like Alex Pryke to make a call at this stage...

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    Southampton 0-2 Liverpool

    Alex Pryke: Top four prediction: Chelsea, Manchester City, Arsenal, Liverpool. Not necessarily in that order.

    Theworldwidewebs: Same top four as last year I think but the Manchester City game next week will be huge both for Liverpool and Manchester United. Going to be interesting.

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  13. "We could have had two penalties"

    Southampton 0-2 Liverpool

    Southampton forward Filip Djuricic:

    "We lost today but I think the whole game we had the ball in our possession and we had a couple of chances. If we opened the game with an early goal it could be have been different.

    "We could have had two penalties but the referee didn't whistle.

    "The first one I feel the contact, it was light contact but I fell down. The second one was more a penalty than the first one for sure. I feel his hand on my shoulder and I fell down.

    "The first one was little bit light and this is England so there are a different type of criteria for the penalty, but the second one definitely."

  14. Coming up on BBC TV

    MOTD2

    Noel Gallagher

    Here's the running order for tonight's Match of the Day 2.

    1. Southampton v Liverpool

    2. Spurs v West Ham

    3. Everton v Leicester

    Plus all of yesterday's goals, analysis from Mark Lawrenson and Jermaine Jenas, and Noel Gallagher discusses his fantasy band of footballers.

    All that on BBC One from 22:30 for viewers in England and Wales, 22:45 for viewers in Northern Ireland, and 23:25 if you're in Scotland.

  15. Player reaction

    Southampton 0-2 Liverpool

    Jordan Henderson

    Liverpool skipper Jordan Henderson:

    "It's a big win. We knew coming here would be difficult as they are a good side and we had to be at our best. From the defence right through the team we were excellent. The perfect performance really.

    "Philippe Coutinho's goal was outstanding but he does that a lot in training. He is outstanding, he got his goal and to give us big lift from the start.

    "It's a good weekend for us, but most important is that we win and keep winning and concentrate on what we need to do."

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    Southampton 0-2 Liverpool

    Shohidur Rahman: Fair play to Brendan Rodgers, Liverpool are a completely different team to the one of the early season. This coming from a Manchester United fan.

    Madhavan Raman: Five teams separated by four points. Hotting up nicely for the Champions League spots.

    Pete Stanger: Southampton need to get shots off more. The build-up play is great, but every time they're in the box they look lost.

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  17. Post update

    Southampton 0-2 Liverpool

    Liverpool have closed down eight points on Manchester United since Boxing Day. That is some effort.

  18. Text us on 81111

    Southampton 0-2 Liverpool

    Ray Muir, Edinburgh: Daniel Sturridge was the difference and if Liverpool had had him fit earlier there is no question they'd be sitting in the top three.

    Tom, Durham: Strange and disappointing people were so quick to target Brendan Rodgers earlier in the season, this year seems reminiscent of his first; steadily improving performances over the course of the season. Understandable given the summer's upheaval.

    Harry Le May: It's the third week in a row that Graziano Pelle has contributed nothing as the lone striker. The lack of any other options up front has allowed him to slip into a seriously complacent state, and now he's stuck there.

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  19. Four from six won't go

    Southampton 0-2 Liverpool

    Table

    Liverpool are sniffing out a place in the Champions League. But who will miss out?

  20. Post update

    Southampton 0-2 Liverpool

    Former Portsmouth striker Steve Claridge

    BBC Radio 5 live at St Mary's Stadium

    "As the game wore on Liverpool became more convincing, but Ronald Koeman and Southampton will hark back to the penalty decisions they weren't given. It would have been interesting to see how Liverpool would have played if they had gone behind, but Southampton were bereft of ideas by the end."

  21. Who needs Hansen and Lawro?

    Southampton 0-2 Liverpool

    Liverpool have kept five clean sheets in a row away from home (in league competition) for the first time since 1985.

    Alan hansen
  22. FULL-TIME

    Southampton 0-2 Liverpool

    A big win for Liverpool. Their chances of a top-four finish are right back on track.

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    Southampton 0-2 Liverpool

    Jake Del Toro: Southampton have been unlucky here but despite dominating they have failed to score, that's not unlucky.

    Rian Hoskins: Graziano Pelle holds the ball up well but needs to start scoring again soon as Saints are struggling. The worry is that they can't turn to anyone else.

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  24. INJURY TIME

    FOUR MINUTES added on.

  25. Post update

    Southampton 0-2 Liverpool

    Southampton free-kick, scuffed against Raheem Sterling in the wall. Maya Yoshida can't get a shot away, it comes back out to go back in and Morgan Schneiderlin hooks an overhead effort at Simon Mignolet. Saints just not at it today.

  26. Post update

    Southampton 0-2 Liverpool

    Former Portsmouth striker Steve Claridge

    BBC Radio 5 live at St Mary's Stadium

    "Daniel Sturridge has made a massive difference since coming on for Liverpool. Just having somebody who can get hold of it up top, somebody who knows how to play that role, has made Liverpool far more dangerous."

  27. Post update

    Southampton 0-2 Liverpool

    Daniel Sturridge again glides away from Jose Fonte and gets a shot in this time, a low curler which is well held on the greasy surface by Fraser Forster. Liverpool easing to a good away win.

  28. Post update

    Southampton 0-2 Liverpool

    Former Portsmouth striker Steve Claridge

    BBC Radio 5 live at St Mary's Stadium

    Jose Fonte and Raheem Sterling

    "It's been a frustrating afternoon for Southampton. In the moments they have played well they have had absolutely no reward. But in the second half they have completely run out of ideas and quality. They're not quite good enough to make the top four on this showing."

  29. Post update

    Southampton 0-2 Liverpool

    Glen Johnson goes down awkwardly after making a challenge, looks to be his shoulder in distress, but he'll be OK. Jordan Henderson then gets booked for what looked like an elbow to the Huddlestones of Eljero Elia as he slipped over. Ouch!

  30. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Southampton 0-2 Liverpool

    Ryan: Southampton's attack has been poor for months now. Many attacking players desperately lacking form, luck has papered over it.

    Dave: Set up nicely for a Saints comeback and 2-2 finish? Last gasp equaliser?

    Nasim Chowdhury: For the rest of the game Brendan Rodgers can concentrate on scouting new players...

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  31. Post update

    Southampton 0-2 Liverpool

    Southampton could have gone third with a win this afternoon but instead it's Liverpool on the move, they will be a point behind the Saints and just three behind third-placed Arsenal. Moving on up.

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    Southampton 0-2 Liverpool

    Gary Lineker

    BBC Sport

    "Brendan Rodgers deserves huge credit for turning Liverpool's season around. A huge test of his managerial skills, passed emphatically."

  33. Post update

    Southampton 0-2 Liverpool

    Southampton sub Dusan Tadic thuds a free-kick through the wall and into the chest of Simon Mignolet. Saints need a Danny Rose mishit and a soft Harry Kane penalty from here on in

  34. Post update

    Southampton 0-2 Liverpool

    They had one last year Roger, he's on Liverpool's bench. When is Jay Rodriguez coming back too?

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    Southampton 0-2 Liverpool

    Roger H: Saints have dominated most teams, had a lot of chances but fail to convert. Need a 20-goal-a- season goal striker.

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  36. Post update

    Southampton 0-2 Liverpool

    Former Portsmouth striker Steve Claridge

    BBC Radio 5 live at St Mary's Stadium

    Raheem Sterling

    "The weather plays a bit of a part in Southampton's poor defending, but Raheem Sterling has put the game to bed. We said Southampton had the space to get back into the game, but they've lacked quality and ideas. The longer the game has gone on the less they have looked like scoring."

  37. GOAL

    Southampton 0-2 Liverpool - Raheem Sterling

    Raheem Sterling

    Two shots, two goals for Liverpool! But they are given two or three helping hands from Southampton on the way. Morgan Schneiderlin starts it by playing a careless square ball straight to Alberto Moreno. He drives on and crosses from the left, it's poor though and should be easily dealt with.

    However Matty Targett slips as he goes to clear with his wrong foot and can only cough it up to Raheem Sterling 15 yards out. He side-foots in a shot which takes a nick on its way, and even then Fraser Forster might save it. He doesn't. Two nil.

  38. Post update

    Southampton 0-1 Liverpool

    Former Portsmouth striker Steve Claridge

    BBC Radio 5 live at St Mary's Stadium

    "Daniel Sturridge went round Jose Fonte as if the Southampton defender just didn't exist. But I have no idea why he did not shoot there, it was an unbelievable chance. Southampton look like they are running out of ideas now."

  39. Post update

    Southampton 0-1 Liverpool

    Brilliant stuff from Daniel Sturridge, he does Jose Fonte with a bodyswerve of Chris Waddle proportions, just ghosts past him. He goes to pull the trigger but Maya Yoshida makes a cracking follow-up tackle and clears.

    Into the last 20 minutes of what has turned into a bit of a trial.

  40. Post update

    Southampton 0-1 Liverpool

    It's all too central, Southampton trying to thread the eye of a needle with six or seven men inside a 20x20 yard box. Without Andres Iniesta or Lionel Messi it's hard to score playing like that.

  41. Get involved - lines are open

    606 phone-in

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Lines are open for 606 with Kelly Cates and Ian Wright, on BBC Radio 5 live this evening from 18:10 GMT.

    Another incident-packed game at St Mary's with yet more penalty shouts, who should feel hard done by?

    Everton fans, do you still have faith in Romelu Lukaku? And West Ham fans, is Sam still the man? Was it a penalty or did Harry Kane go down too easily?

    Plus, Noel Gallagher's picked his, we're going to pick our Fantasy Football band.

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

  42. Post update

    Southampton 0-1 Liverpool

    Raheem Sterling

    Southampton push on but here's the danger on the break. Raheem Sterling carries it, Philippe Coutinho is involved and finds Daniel Sturridge on the left. He waits for the overlap of Alberto Moreno, the left-back looks up and pops one into the run of Jordan Henderson - who can't control his effort on the stride.

  43. Post update

    Southampton 0-1 Liverpool

    Liverpool have still only had one shot on goal all game. It was an eye-watering beauty, true enough. But still.

    Sadio Mane then breaks into the box and has two men over but he hesitates and the chance has gone.

  44. Post update

    Southampton 0-1 Liverpool

    Former Portsmouth striker Steve Claridge

    BBC Radio 5 live at St Mary's Stadium

    "This game has been crying out for Daniel Sturridge to come on and give Liverpool an outlet. It's been totally unconvincing from them. They've been lucky Southampton haven't had enough about their game so far either. If Southampton can get a good ball into Graziano Pelle, he will get a goal. He has dominated those three Liverpool centre-halves."

  45. SUBSTITUTION

    Southampton 0-1 Liverpool

    Adam Lallana

    Former Southampton captain Adam Lallana gets a mixed reaction as he is replaced, Daniel Sturridge takes his place. That should see Rahem Sterling move out wider.

  46. Post update

    Southampton 0-1 Liverpool

    That's better from the Saints. Sub Sadio Mane, pushed up front alongside Graziano Pelle, turns and shoots but Martin Skrtel stands firm to charge it down.

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    Southampton 0-1 Liverpool

    David Ljunggren: Southampton's gravity-defying days may be coming to an end. They've looked increasingly tired these past few games.

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  48. Post update

    Southampton 0-1 Liverpool

    Jordon Ibe, quite literally twice the man I saw playing for Wycombe as a waifish 15-year-old, skips away from two defenders with an ease which can only bode well for his future. He runs out of room and gives the ball away but he's clearly an exciting talent for Liverpool.

    Can we get a shot on target though? Goalmouth scramble? Defensive/goalkeeping howler? That's what it needs as a spectacle.

  49. SUBSTITUTION

    Southampton 0-1 Liverpool

    Something's got to change if the Saints are to level and maybe this is the switch that will do it. Sadio Mane is on in place of James Ward-Prowse.

  50. Post update

    Southampton 0-1 Liverpool

    Former Portsmouth striker Steve Claridge

    BBC Radio 5 live at St Mary's Stadium

    Raheem Sterling

    "Raheem Sterling does not look like an out-and-out centre-forward. Yes he will turn at you but if defenders are brave and prepared to go tight on him, then you wonder if it really is his strongest position. Sterling is a wonderful player, but do you get the best out of him there?"

  51. Post update

    Southampton 0-1 Liverpool

    It's the sort of sodden afternoon which makes every block, tackle and header sting like no other. You'd have to wring your socks out before you take them home. As a result the early sparkle and interplay has largely disappeared from the game. Raheem Sterling and Jordon Ibe aren't built for days like this, when the wind gusts and the rain pours.

  52. Post update

    Southampton 0-1 Liverpool

    Graziano Pelle

    James Ward-Prowse with a corner for the Saints, whipped in but flicked away from danger by a Liverpool head. The hosts starting on the front foot but Liverpool are built to counter with Jordon Ibe and Raheem Sterling.

    Saints switch it nicely and it ends up with Graziano Pelle dragging a shot wide.

  53. Post update

    Southampton 0-1 Liverpool

    Lively stuff from Eljero Elia down the right, he beats Martin Skrtel for fun and pings in a good cross but again Graziano Pelle is not on his toes. Where was the big man?

  54. KICK-OFF

    Southampton 0-1 Liverpool

    Liverpool have also made a switch as Alberto Moreno is on at left-wing-back.

    Here we go.

  55. SUBSTITUTION

    Southampton 0-1 Liverpool

    Morgan Schneiderlin is coming on for Southampton. Dejan Lovren gives him a playful jab in the ribs as he waits to come on.

    Schneiderlin replaces Steve 'interesting' Davis.

  56. Post update

    Southampton 0-1 Liverpool

    We need more tweets from Ian Beale.

    How many penalties should we have had in the first half then? The mean average is 2.7 so far.

  57. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Southampton 0-1 Liverpool

    Paul Moore: Might as well give Liverpool the three points and all head home early. Jose Mourinho would have a long list of 'minutes' with this referee...

    Simonmwuk: Liverpool have been rubbish, defensively a mess and rescued by a shocking referee. Saints should've had three penalties and Liverpool Simon Mignolet sent off.

    Dominic O'Caollai: You can't blame the referee for the Mignolet decision. It's so close and he's miles back from it. Liverpool lucky though.

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  58. Post update

    Mourinho magic

    Jose Mourinho

    A few highlights from Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho's extended interview this morning:

    "I am not attacking the honesty, the dignity of anyone. I am not trying to - and in this country you love this sentence - 'bring the game into disrepute.' I am trying to be honest.

    "If we are in a normal situation when decision sometimes go for us, sometimes go against us, we could be five points clear, we could be 12. It could be 12 points.

    "If the referee cannot see a penalty three metres in front of him, some official in front of a screen cannot miss it.

    "It could be the end of Nemanja Matic's career. A criminal tackle. Matic is a very lucky guy.

    "Another club would have the power to appeal Matic's red card."

  59. Post update

    Southampton 0-1 Liverpool

    Maybe referee Kevin Friend will change tack in the second half and give absolutely everything. Four penalties each after the break.

    Speaking of penalties which aren't given, did you miss Jose Mourinho on Sky this morning? His tete-a-tete with Ben Shepherd was up there with Frost/Nixon...

  60. Post update

    Southampton 0-1 Liverpool

    Former Portsmouth striker Steve Claridge

    BBC Radio 5 live at St Mary's Stadium

    "Southampton will consider themselves a little bit unlucky. Certainly they should have had at least one penalty, and they've conceded from an absolute 'worldy'. Every ball they've put into the Liverpool box has caused all sorts of panic.

    "It hasn't always been fluent but it has been an intriguing game. It's very open, and you feel there is an awful lot more to come from both sides, if only we could dredge up a little bit more quality."

  61. HALF-TIME

    Southampton 0-1 Liverpool

  62. Post update

    Southampton 0-1 Liverpool

    Simon Mignolet is all over the place as he comes for a cross and somehow the Saints can't force the ball in. An excellent end, and a fine start to the half at St Mary's.

  63. Post update

    Southampton 0-1 Liverpool

    Former Portsmouth striker Steve Claridge

    BBC Radio 5 live at St Mary's Stadium

    Simon Mignolet

    "At first glance I didn't think Simon Mignolet was out of the box, and if it does hit his hand, it's come off his body. I certainly don't think Eljero Elia does enough there. He never looked like he knew how he was going to finish. In the end he just played it straight at Mignolet."

  64. Post update

    Southampton 0-1 Liverpool

    Is that handball?! Simon Mignolet charges down an effort from Eljero Elia outside the box - and referee Kevin Friend says play on. Friend was yards and yards away to be honest, it was a quick ball over the top. The goalkeeper is a lucky boy.

    And then another penalty appeal for the Saints as the ball hits Emre Can on the hand. Nothing given...

  65. YELLOW CARD

    Southampton 0-1 Liverpool

    Biggest cheer of the day as former Saint Dejan Lovren turns sinner with a slide in on James Ward-Prowse and is booked. The home fans don't like their former defender much.

  66. Player reaction

    Everton 2-2 Leicester

    Leicester striker David Nugent:

    "To come from 1-0 down to take the lead and then concede a goal like that at the end is tough. Our away form has been decent and we wanted the three points but at a place like Goodison we will take the point.

    "Nobody expected us to get three points, but to concede like that it's a killer.

    "I have dreamed of scoring at Goodison Park and I'm made up for the team. We will take a point and go from here.

    "I have been with Nigel Pearson for three-and-a-half years and he has been different class. All the players are right behind him."

  67. Post update

    Southampton 0-1 Liverpool

    Nothing like a bit of exaggeration eh Isaac?

    We've not had a shot since the eighth minute. But those eight minutes were great.

  68. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Southampton 0-1 Liverpool

    Isaac Wolofar: Oh dear! That's easily the most obvious penalty ever denied in the history of the game. Both of Raheem Sterling's feet were swept away!

    Luke: The difference between Liverpool's penalty claim and Southampton's is that Fonte took the ball first, Liverpool players did not.

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  69. Post update

    Southampton 0-1 Liverpool

    Former Portsmouth striker Steve Claridge

    BBC Radio 5 live at St Mary's Stadium

    "Any ball in to the box and Liverpool have looked worried by the likes and Graziano Pelle and Jose Fonte. But Southampton are lacking width. Out wide is where you are going to get your space against Liverpool, but the home side are not exploiting that."

  70. Post update

    Southampton 0-1 Liverpool

    Jose Fonte tackles Raheem Sterling

    Jose Fonte's tackle on Raheem Sterling was quite remarkable really. He got the ball with one leg and cleaned out the forward with his other one. A buy one, get one free offering.

    The home fans - some of them - are starting to get on the case of striker Graziano Pelle. They want more from him. The Italian may look magnificent but he hasn't scored in the league since the end of December.

  71. Post update

    Southampton 0-1 Liverpool

    Former Portsmouth striker Steve Claridge

    BBC Radio 5 live at St Mary's Stadium

    "A good tackle that one from Jose Fonte. If you look at the reaction of the players, they didn't complain at all."

  72. Manager reaction

    Everton 2-2 Leicester

    Leicester City

    Nigel Pearson

    Leicester manager Nigel Pearson:

    "It feels a bit like a defeat at the moment because their equaliser came so late but we forced the issue right to the end.

    "We frustrated Everton and their fans to a certain extent as we played with a lot of discipline and we looked dangerous.

    "What we need is more wins and we will get them if we perform to that standard. We have put in some good performances that have not yielded the points.

    "The fashion of the result is the hardest thing. What we have to do is look forward we can't dwell on this. We have very capable players and we have to start turning the performances into results.

    "I can't do too much about what is being speculated. i always do my job as conscientiously as I can and I will continue to do that until I am told otherwise. I'm committed to the job and that's all you need to know.

    "All managers work in situations where things can change quickly. I have always been very supportive of our owners, and they have of me, and they will make decisions that are right for this football club."

  73. PENALTY APPEAL

    Southampton 0-1 Liverpool

    Is that a penalty now? Southampton had two good shouts in the opening stages and now Raheem Sterling has his legs swept away as he tries a neat turn inside the box.

    On first glimpse it looks a nailed-on spot-kick, but the replays suggest that Jose Fonte got plenty of the ball first. Who'd be a referee? Not me. Nothing given.

  74. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Southampton 0-1 Liverpool

    Chris Welander: Steve Claridge comparing Liverpool's style with Manchester United? (see 20 mins) Liverpool far more fluent with a manager who has adapted his tactics well.

    Immanuel C-Bankes: Comparing United's and Liverpool's systems is ridiculous. Liverpool playing great football and looking solid, bar this game. United the opposite.

    Joe Young: Playing Emre Can at left centre-back against Nathaniel Clyne and Eljero Elia isn't going to end well.

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  75. Post update

    Southampton 0-1 Liverpool

    Liverpool have shipped 62% of their goals in the second half, the highest proportion in the top flight. So there's no reason for Southampton to panic just yet.

    Simon Mignolet flaps at a free-kick but the Saints can't profit and Liverpool eventually clear.

  76. Post update

    Southampton 0-1 Liverpool

    Emre Can gets away with a clumsy tackle on the sideline as Southampton look to build some pressure again. Can they force an equaliser?

  77. Post update

    Southampton 0-1 Liverpool

    Nathaniel Clyne is tackled by Lazar Markovic

    The first five minutes were world class, now we are third class. It's all settled down, steady Eddie stuff.

  78. Post update

    Southampton 0-1 Liverpool

    Former Portsmouth striker Steve Claridge

    BBC Radio 5 live at St Mary's Stadium

    "Liverpool looked all over the place for the first 10 minutes but they're looking far more assured in possession now. Southampton have now started to become a little bit scrappy and scruffy. I'd like them to start getting the ball down a bit more. They should have had a penalty earlier though."

  79. Manager reaction

    Everton 2-2 Leicester

    Everton

    Roberto Martinez

    Everton manager Roberto Martinez:

    "The role we had to play was to be patient and not to be frustrated with our play as we had to break down a solid unit. Getting the first goal was important but once we got that we are disappointed as we could have defended a little bit better.

    "It is a fantastic sign to have the character we have shown to get a point out of the game. The character was very pleasing on a very difficult day.

    "The good aspect of the squad we have is that we have players with different abilities. Darron Gibson has a phenomenal forward pass and is someone we could help open them up.

    "Christian Atsu is very agile and can run between the lines and that freshness allowed us to open Leicester City up and get the goals.

    "Drawing games is frustrating but as a team we gave everything today. It's been a demanding week and we need to learn about coming back from Europe, but that is not going to happen overnight.

    "We need to defend well in the box because at two moments in the match we conceded soft goals. Everyone is in the scrap until you get 40 points, that's the way the league works. Our focus is to get as high up the league as we can.

    "When you come back from Europe - you have seen with other teams around - it can be very difficult."

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    Southampton 0-1 Liverpool

    Shaun, Scotland: Liverpool's defensive set-up is all wrong. Lazar Markovic at left wing-back, taking Emre Can to left centre-back when he has been one of our main assets at right centre-back. Only a matter of time before Southampton score, get a penalty or there's a sending off for Liverpool defender.

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  81. Post update

    Southampton 0-1 Liverpool

    Maya Yoshida and Raheem Sterling

    You're a brave man comparing those two sides Steve...

    Twice in a few seconds Liverpool almost pick a way through the Saints defence, but on both occasions the final pass goes astray. Raheem Sterling, after an anonymous opening 15 minutes, is starting to get on the ball.

  82. Post update

    Southampton 0-1 Liverpool

    Former Portsmouth striker Steve Claridge

    BBC Radio 5 live at St Mary's Stadium

    "It's been a strange game so far. Southampton have played the majority of the football, but Liverpool have the lead. I think Liverpool are a bit like Manchester United in that the results they have had almost seem in spite of the system they play. I don't think Brendan Rodgers' tactics suits his players at all."

  83. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Southampton 0-1 Liverpool

    Former Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina, on Twitter: "Once a red..."

    Pepe Reina and Xabi Alonson
  84. Post update

    Southampton 0-1 Liverpool

    Simon Mignolet comes to claim a dangerous inswinging corner, he's been a new man since his fiancee sorted his head out. Southampton controlling the ball nicely and bossing the game with 68% of the ball.

    It's all gone to plan bar one screamer from 30 yards from Philippe Coutinho...

  85. Post update

    Southampton 0-1 Liverpool

    Adam Lallana

    Did I say this won't end 0-0 after Liverpool had already scored? What an idiot.

    I meant that this won't end 1-0. More goals to come for sure. Both teams look as secure as the Greek economy.

  86. Post update

    Southampton 0-1 Liverpool

    Before the game Ronald Koeman said new boy Filip Djuricic would add quality and he's been a menace so far. He ticks all the boxes really, fast, strong, direct, dangerous.

    His latest act sees him hacked down by Lazar Markovic, free-kick in a dangerous area.

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    Southampton 0-1 Liverpool

    Peter Bartlett: Don't bother running the February Goal of the Month just give it to Philippe Coutinho now!

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  88. Post update

    Southampton 0-1 Liverpool

    In the Usborne book of footballing equations - foreword by John Motson - bad defending = exciting games.

    So I for one am happy to see the Liverpool backline all over the shop so far. Graziano Pelle has won two headers so far and both times Saints have been clean in on goal. Could easily have had two penalties.

    This won't end 0-1. Definitely.

  89. Post update

    Southampton 0-1 Liverpool

    Former Portsmouth striker Steve Claridge

    BBC Radio 5 live at St Mary's Stadium

    "That is a penalty for me. The first Southampton penalty appeal wasn't one, but the second is a 100% penalty.

    "The Liverpool defence is absolutely all over the place. An excellent save by Simon Mignolet from Eljero Elia's shot but in the first five minutes Liverpool's defending has been shocking. There are huge gaps in between the lines."

  90. PENALTY APPEAL

    Southampton 0-1 Liverpool

    More excitement in four minutes than a whole season at Villa Park. Another good penalty shout for the hosts and again it's Filip Djuricic who sprints in behind, Joe Allen gets a piece of him, the ball wriggles out to Eljero Elia, and his strike is kicked out by Simon Mignolet. Brilliant save!

  91. Post update

    Southampton 0-1 Liverpool

    Former Portsmouth striker Steve Claridge

    BBC Radio 5 live at St Mary's Stadium

    Philippe Coutinho

    "What a strike from Philippe Coutinho. We are talking just under the bar, Coutinho whipped it in as if he was taking a free-kick and it flew in. Fraser Forster had no chance. Brilliant."

  92. GOAL

    Southampton 0-1 Liverpool - Philippe Coutinho

    Philippe Coutinho

    Oooohhh what a goal! That is special!

    I thought his goal at Bolton was pretty good the other week, but this is on another level. Philippe Coutinho collects Lazar Markovic's pass, looks up and curls an inch-perfect shot from 25 yards, right into the top corner, just kissing the crossbar on the way in. You don't save those.

  93. Post update

    Southampton 0-0 Liverpool

    Former Portsmouth striker Steve Claridge

    BBC Radio 5 live at St Mary's Stadium

    "I think Filip Duricic is looking to go down. He gets across Emre Can, so I don't know why he didn't carry on. There was no reason for Duricic to go down. It looked a little bit too easy for me."

  94. PENALTY APPEAL

    Southampton 0-0 Liverpool

    Almost a penalty inside 25 seconds! Manchester City got one yesterday and Southampton could have had one here! New signing Filip Djuricic gets in behind and Emre Can has an arm on his shoulder - referee Kevin Friend waves him away!

    Dejan Lovren is booed with every touch by the way.

  95. KICK-OFF

    Southampton 0-0 Liverpool

    Brendan Rodgers and Ronald Koeman

    Jordan Henderson to Philippe Coutinho, and we are away.

  96. Post update

    Southampton v Liverpool (16:15 GMT)

    Liverpool in a change shirt of, er, black and red. Or something. It's not too clever anyway.

  97. Post update

    Southampton v Liverpool (16:15 GMT)

    Here come the sides. Jordan Henderson leads out Liverpool, I guess he's taking any penalties, unless Mario Balotelli comes on...

  98. LINE-UPS

    Southampton v Liverpool (16:15 GMT)

    Southampton

    Almost kick-off time on the south coast. Here's our teams.

  99. Post update

    Everton 2-2 Leicester

    I thought Leicester were excellent away at Arsenal the other week and they played well again today. Playing well and going down though? They stay bottom.

  100. Post update

    Everton 2-2 Leicester

    Former Leicester striker Steve Claridge

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "You feel Leicester just needed the win to keep them in touch with those around them in the table but it was a really good performance. There were chances for Romelu Lukaku as well so probably 2-2 is a fair result but they were so close to that elusive win that will be the springboard for them to stay up."

  101. Text us on 81111

    Shabbir, Harrow: Everton and Spurs both drop points after playing in Europe. As a Liverpool fan, I am very worried.

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  102. ''Mario on drums. Obviously'

    Noel Gallagher's footballing band

    Noel

    Former Oasis guitarist and rock n'roll star Noel Gallagher is a guest on Match of the Day 2 this evening and as a little taster, he#s picked his band of footballers.

    George Best on vocals: "In any band, you want a good-looking lad as the singer."

    Zinedine Zidane on lead guitar: "The lead guitarist has got to be a wizard."

    Patrick Vieira on bass: "The bass player has got to be solid and reliable - an immovable rock."

    Mario Balotelli on drums: " You have got to have a headcase on the drums and Mario could also join in with a rap every now and again.

    "He's like a modern-day rock star anyway."

    Brilliant. Read more from Noel and our own Chris Bevan here.

  103. Post update

    Southampton v Liverpool (16:15 GMT)

    The rain continues to lash down in Southampton, which could suit both sides' passing game. I'd like to see a few early full-body slide tackles please. Stuart Pearce style.

  104. FULL-TIME

    Everton 2-2 Leicester

    It finished all square with another late goal, that's two 2-2 draws so far today. Another one at St Mary's?

  105. "Mad to boo Lallana"

    Southampton v Liverpool (16:15 GMT)

    Former Portsmouth striker Steve Claridge

    BBC Radio 5 live at St Mary's Stadium

    "I think Adam Lallana will get a good reception today. Only the crazy fans will give him stick. When you think about how well he did at this football club, I don't think you can give him anything other than the credit he deserves. He was at Southampton since he was 14. It was a natural progression for him to move on."

  106. "It left a sour taste"

    Southampton v Liverpool (16:15 GMT)

    BBC Radio Solent

    Adam Lallana

    Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana, speaking earlier this week about his move away from Southampton this summer. "To be honest I'm not on social media and I don't read much of the press. But I do realise the way I left, it left a sour taste in a few people's mouths. But I have read so much false stuff in the media since that it was sad the way it all happened.

    "Rickie Lambert, who is one of my best mates, left to join the same club, and he had a completely different reaction. That made it a bit more difficult too. I hope Saints fans appreciate the time we had at the club together. If I do get the boos I will take that as they miss me. I miss them and I miss playing there, I knew I was going to when I left. I've got way too much respect to celebrate if I was to score."

  107. GOAL

    Everton 2-2 Leicester - Matthew Upson (OG 89 mins)

    Romelu Lukaku has missed some chances today but he converts one when it matters, a fine flying header at the Gwladys End!

    Hang on - it's been chalked off and given as an OG from Matty Upson. The ball went in off the defender.

    You can follow every kick of that one in a separate page here

  108. Post update

    Southampton v Liverpool (16:15 GMT)

    Shaun Warnock is a worried man. Liverpool are unbeaten in their last nine Premier League matches, winning six, but this could be a real test.

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    Southampton v Liverpool (16:15 GMT)

    Shaun Warnock, Ayrshire: Massive gamble by Brendan Rodgers to rest Daniel Sturridge. Biggest game of the season, would he not have been better resting him on Thursday? Time will tell but he better hope he gets a result.

    Ashwin, Cambridge: That starting XI from Brendan Rodgers really worries me, only two established defenders (one of whom has been shocking this season) and no established strikers. Today will decide whether he is a tactical genius or an oaf.

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  110. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Hollywood Balls

    Vinnie Jones

    Big Sam to direct a World War II epic? Mario Balotelli in Expendables IV? It's Oscars night, so we want to hear your suggestions for who could swap the Premier League for showbusiness.

    James Gallacher: Jose Mourinho deserves an Oscar for best editing (minutes 30, 33, 43 and 69).

    Mark Lawson: Vinny Jones in...... No, no that wouldn't work.

    Kieran Blake: Jonjo Shelvey staring as the new Voldemort in Harry Potter.

    Don't know if you're really supposed to type that name Kieran?

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  111. Post update

    Everton 1-2 Leicester

    Former Leicester striker Steve Claridge

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "The two substitutions Nigel Pearson made after Leicester went behind have played a massive part in this. Jamie Vardy has had a hand in both goals. It's a good job they kept the manager eh?"

  112. Post update

    Southampton v Liverpool (16:15 GMT)

    Southampton boss Ronald Koeman: "I didn't expect to have more points than Liverpool at this stage of the season.

    "They had to play on Thursday and they have had to travel, so maybe that gives us the advantage. We shall see."

  113. GOAL

    Everton 1-2 Leicester - Esteban Cambiasso (70 mins)

    Not great again from Tim Howard in the Everton net as he flaps at a cross, it's put back in and Argentine stalwart Esteban Cambiasso arrives to slam into the net. Leicester staying up?

    A reminder that you can follow every kick of that one in a separate page here

  114. Post update

    Southampton v Liverpool (16:15 GMT)

    Brendan Rodgers

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers: "Mamadou Sakho has an injury and will need a scan so Dejan Lovren comes in. Daniel Sturridge, we are trying to protect him. He is still looking for fitness and this would have been a third game in a week.

    "Lovren and Adam Lallana served this club with great distinction, Adam in particular. He loved it here and has a great respect for the club so they will both deal with it fine. The team is playing well, we wanted to finish in the top four and win a trophy and it's up to me to juggle that."

  115. Team News

    Southampton v Liverpool (16:15 GMT)

    On-loan Benfica midfielder Filip Djuricic makes his first Southampton start, one of three changes to the side who draw with West Ham last time out. Left-back Matty Targett returns to action after recovering from the head injury suffered at QPR two weeks ago, and so Maya Yoshida moves back to central defence. James Ward-Prowse replaces Harrison Reed in midfield.

    Raheem Sterling returns to Liverpool's starting line-up - having fully recovered from a recent foot injury - with Daniel Sturridge dropping to the bench. Former Southampton centre-back Dejan Lovren replaces Mamadou Sakho, who has a hip problem, while Lazar Markovic comes in at left-wing back for Alberto Moreno.

    Southampton XI: Forster; Clyne, Fonte, Yoshida, Targett; Wanyama, Davis, Ward-Prowse; Djuricic, Pelle, Elia.

    Liverpool XI: Mignolet; Can, Skrtel, Lovren; Ibe, Henderson, Allen, Markovic; Lallana, Coutinho, Sterling,

  116. GOAL

    Everton 1-1 Leicester - Dave Nugent (63 mins)

    Absolutely genius from Nigel Pearson. He has only just come on, but David Nugent has made it level. He is there to pounce after Tim Howard can only palm the ball into the one-time England striker's path, and Nugent nets from eight yards out.

    Remember, you can follow every kick of that one in a separate page here

  117. Post update

    Southampton v Liverpool (16:15 GMT)

    Former Portsmouth striker Steve Claridge

    BBC Radio 5 live at St Mary's Stadium

    "A lot was made of Adam Lallana leaving Southampton, he had spent all of his football career here and it was slightly acrimonious the way his move panned out. He is back to his old stomping ground today and has the chance to show everybody that he is a good player and deserves to be in this Liverpool side."

  118. BreakingBREAKING TEAM NEWS

    Southampton v Liverpool (16:15 GMT)

    Southampton

    Southampton hand starts to James Ward-Prowse, Matt Targett and new signing Filip Djuricic.

  119. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Hollywood Balls

    Big Sam to direct a World War II epic? Mario Balotelli in Expendables IV? It's Oscars night, so we want to hear your suggestions for who could swap the Premier League for showbusiness.

    Adam: Harry Kane could be in The Avengers the number of times he's saved Spurs this season...

    Suraj: Steven Gerrard as the new Liam Neeson, or even James Bond.

    David Penn: You could make up the whole cast of a disaster movie from the Newcastle United defence...

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  120. GOAL

    Everton 1-0 Leicester - Steven Naismith (57 mins)

    It is not the best strike of Steven Naismith's life, but he will not care about that one bit.

    His effort is a bit scuffed, but it still has enough power to go underneath the diving Wes Morgan and nestle in the bottom corner of Mark Schwarzer's net.

    Don't forget you can follow every kick of that one in a separate page here

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    Southampton v Liverpool (16:15 GMT)

    Marty, Northern Ireland: Spurs dropped points, Manchester United dropped points, playing the Saints, season-defining game today for my beloved Liverpool, must win!

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  122. BreakingBREAKING TEAM NEWS

    Southampton v Liverpool (16:15 GMT)

    Liverpool

    Daniel Sturridge is on the bench for Liverpool, along with Mario Balotelli and Rickie Lambert. Dejan Lovren and Adam Lallana both start against their former club.

  123. Mourinho on crime and punishment

    Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    You may have missed it if you were snoozing earlier, but Jose Mourinho was on fine form this morning (see 11:18 and above). Your reaction is still coming through.

    James, Essex: Plenty of people moaning about Jose whining, except this time he has every right to! The refereeing is awful! Martin Atkinson is under no scrutiny for it and Ashley Barnes has got away with a potentially career-ending tackle! Will there be any post-match punishment like there was for Diego Costa? Double standards and a definite campaign against Chelsea!

    Mark Saville: 10 years on and the fun has gone with Jose Mourinho, he's turning into Arsene Wenger.

    Bonaku: No point in criticising the refs. No human can fulfil the demands of these fans. They need some non-human intervention.

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    Hollywood Balls

    Graziano Pelle

    Saints striker Graziano Pelle has just done a pre-match interview. Without putting too fine a point on it, he's a magnificent looking man. He could definitely be a leading man in Hollywood when he hangs his boots up. I can see him in a George Clooney vehicle, some sort of white-collar crime caper on the Mediterranean...

    It's Oscars night, so I want to hear your suggestions for who could swap the Premier League for showbusiness. And I don't want purely a list of divers either...

    Big Sam to direct a World War II epic? Mario Balotelli in Expendables IV?

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  125. Post update

    Southampton v Liverpool (16:15 GMT)

    Rickie Lambert has just walked through the concourse at St Mary's and is everyone's best mate, from the security man on the door to the lady sorting the hospitality passes.

    Lambert scored 106 league goals in five years with the Saints. Legend is an overused word, but he may just be one.

  126. Post update

    Southampton v Liverpool (16:15 GMT)

    Team news coming up from the south coast reasonably soon. Will Mario Balotelli get a start for Liverpool this time? Or is it the game for Rickie Lambert?

  127. Post update

    Southampton v Liverpool (16:15 GMT)

    It is a really filthy afternoon at St Mary's. lashing down with rain, horrible stuff. Hopefully we'll get a good game regardless.

  128. 'They moved for the money'

    Southampton v Liverpool (16:15 GMT)

    Adam Lallana and Rickie Lambert

    Southampton boss Ronald Koeman believes the Saints lost players to Liverpool last summer for 'non-footballing' reasons.

    Adam Lallana, Dejan Lovren and Rickie Lambert all swapped St Mary's for Anfield last year, but they have enjoyed differing levels of success since moving for a combined fee reportedly around the £49million mark.

    "A reason to move is not always for the player to do about football," Koeman said. "Maybe it's about money.

    "We can't pay salaries like the big teams in the Premier League pay. It's always less here.

    "If you stay, you stay for different reasons. You stay for the fact you are more sure that you play every weekend and it's not too early - it's about the age of the player and about the experience of the player.

    "But I think it's normal that you will lose players if you don't play every season in the Champions League because it's the intention for every player to be part of that."

  129. Post update

    Southampton v Liverpool (16:15 GMT)

    That's about all of the post-match reaction from White Hart Lane, time to focus on the third and final Premier League game of the day. Southampton v Southampton Past...

  130. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Tottenham 2-2 West Ham

    Dan Fookes: How can people say there wasn't enough contact for Harry Kane to go over for the penalty when Alex Song went over as well?

    Tom Brook: I agree that Spurs were a bit lucky, but surely West Ham had their own luck with the offside second goal and Mark Noble still on!

    Scott D: Lot of referees watching Spurs today! Contact is contact, penalty. Got to be good to be lucky.

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  131. Post update

    Will Lampard be back at Chelsea?

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho on Frank Lampard: "We opened the door for him to choose his future with us and we thought he was leaving to the States. We thought a couple of years later he would come back to do what he wants. First-team coach, assistant manager, ambassador. For Frank we would find a new department for him to run, to do what he wants.

    "Frank represents the club, what he did was amazing. We were surprised by his decision to go to Man City but he was a free agent, he can do what he wants with his career and the last thing I would do is criticise his career.

    Is that door now closed? "I don't know. I don't know. For sure he is one of the best I have ever managed. His career was based on an unbelievable number of goals from midfield. That made him a unique player."

  132. Pochettino 'proud' of Spurs character

    Tottenham 2-2 West Ham

    Mauricio Pochettino

    Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino: "When you analyse the full 90 minutes I think we deserved one point. We started very well, had three chances to score, including the one where Harry Kane hit the post.

    "When they scored it was difficult for us to play, because they play very deep and the counter attack is very good for West Ham with Sakho and Valencia who are very fast.

    "But in the second half I thought some decisions were against us - the second goal was offside. But we need to finish better and score more goals.

    "I think we showed character - that's the most important thing. Going into the last 10 minutes at 2-0 down, to finish the game 2-2 is something to be proud of."

  133. Player reaction on Twitter

    Tottenham 2-2 West Ham

    Tottenham striker Harry Kane: "Disappointing performance but we dug deep when we had to. Who knows that could be a big point come the end of the season!"

  134. Europa hangover

    Tottenham 2-2 West Ham

    Spurs have yet to win this season at home in the Premier League this season in matches after Europa League fixtures (D1 L4).

    They go to Fiorentina on Thursday for the second leg before facing Chelsea in the League Cup final next Sunday.

  135. Spurs leave it late

    Tottenham 2-2 West Ham

    Tottenham have now picked up 16 points from losing positions this season, more than any other side.

    Spurs have won 13 points alone from the final five minutes of matches, also a league-high.

  136. Text us on 81111

    Tottenham 2-2 West Ham

    Chris, Cheltenham: On balance a fair result. Danny Rose made up for giving away a goal by scoring and the penalty evened out the referee bottling the Mark Noble red card. Harry Kane had an off day and our reliance on him is troubling. Like watching Gareth Bale's last season all over again!

    Freddie, London: I've lost count of the number of times West Ham have drawn or lost from a winning position this season. We just don't have the ability to see the game out! Five minutes of injury time though?

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  137. Honest Hammers not getting rewards - Allardyce

    Tottenham 2-2 West Ham

    Harry Kane

    West Ham boss Sam Allardyce: "I thought we were going to see the game through nicely but we made a huge mistake at the end. Whether it's a soft penalty or it isn't, it is something we shouldn't have done.

    "It's a real disappointment but it was a magnificent performance. The reason we lost the game was a bit of luck for them. We should have done enough at 2-0 up to see it out. That's been our Achilles heel since the turn of the year. We were in front against West Brom and drew 1-1, we were in front against Manchester United and drew 1-1, and we were in front at Swansea and drew 1-1.

    "I'm not blaming Harry Kane for going down in the box - we should do more of that. We're an honest team and we've only got one penalty this season. We're not getting rewards for our honesty."

  138. Post update

    If Tottenham get a crucial last-minute penalty against Chelsea in the League Cup final, I don't want to be within earshot of Jose Mourinho...

  139. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Tottenham 2-2 West Ham

    Rob Gibson: Anyone who thinks that wasn't a penalty against Harry Kane is blind. Yes, it was an unintentional trip, but it was still a trip.

    JavelBleach: "I got tumbled over" - the vaguest of definition of a foul I have ever heard!

    Adam Smith: The real question is does Mauricio Pochettino choose a weaker team in Europe to prevent this kind of performance in the League Cup final?

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  140. 'Maybe we should go down like Tottenham'

    Tottenham 2-2 West Ham

    Sam Allardyce

    West Ham boss Sam Allardyce: "You can't put your hands on anyone today otherwise they will go to ground and make the referee's mind up.

    "You can argue whether Alex Song has made enough contact for Harry Kane to go down, but when you're desperate like Tottenham are, you get touched and the player is going to fall over.

    "Maybe we should be more like Tottenham - we stay on our feet. They're so lucky today. One with the first goal - Danny Rose has mishit it - and the second goal Adrian saved the penalty and it has gone straight back to Harry Kane."

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    West Ham manager Sam Allardyce says Tottenham 'are so lucky today.'

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  142. Kane grateful for 'luck'

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    Tottenham goalscorer Harry Kane on winning the late penalty: "The ball bounced nicely for me, I got in front of Alex Song, was about to shoot and got tumbled over. It was a nervous penalty to take but when your luck is in your luck is in. My heart was in my mouth when the keeper saved the first shot but it fell nicely for the rebound.

    "I think we deserved the draw, we dug deep at 2-0 down and it shows our character. We were sloppy in the first half but at 2-0 down we started playing better and knew what we had to do. Not one head dropped.

    "We knew we had half an hour to go, knew if we got one then the second could come. We're delighted to get the draw."

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    Thomas Miller: My flight from Washington DC to Hawaii was delayed by 10 minutes so saw Harry Kane's penalty. Pilot said it was weather, but suspect he is a Spurs fan...

    Chris Fleming: So unlucky for West Ham. They deserved the win but Spurs do love a late goal! Soft penalty.

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    Harry Kane's goal was clocked at 95 minutes and 57 seconds - the second latest scored in the Premier League this season (after Martin Skrtel vs Arsenal, 96:05).

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    Dom, London: What a ridiculous end to the game. Firstly where on earth did five minutes of stoppage time come from? And secondly, that is the softest penalty you will see given all season. Spurs very poor and lucky to get a goal at all the match.

    Andrew, Stalybridge: So coming from behind to beat Arsenal, a worthy defeat to Liverpool, and playing half a game against West Ham. Three games, four points. An expected outcome, achieved in an unexpected way. That's my Spurs.

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    Tottenham academy coach Bradley Allen

    BBC Radio London at White Hart Lane

    "For 60 or 70 minutes West Ham did a real job on Tottenham. It looked as if Spurs had lost their way and it would be Hammers beating their bitter rivals once again. Their spirit was questioned, Mauricio Pochettino wanted an improvement, and for this group of players, that is like a victory. How important could that point be for Spurs come the end of the season?"

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    That point leaves Tottenham in sixth spot, three points away from a Champions League place. West Ham are eighth.

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    Tottenham academy coach Bradley Allen

    BBC Radio London at White Hart Lane

    "It's mighty harsh on West Ham but it is that man Harry Kane to the rescue. And it is never simple with Tottenham is it? Kane couldn't score the penalty, it's a brilliant save from Adrian, but he gets the follow up. It was a clumsy challenge, Alex Song was all over Kane. Sam Allarydce launched his chewing gum away in reaction. He could not believe it."

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    Harry Kane celebrates

    Harry Kane does it again. Tottenham have now rescued 16 points from losing positions this season. Too many times to be down to luck. Or is it?

  150. GOAL

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    Harry Kane scores a penalty

    There is the equaliser! Harry Kane's penalty is tame, Adrian makes the save but Kane is first to it and buries his 24th goal of the season.

  151. PENALTY to Spurs

    Harry Kane wins a penalty

    Incredible! Harry Kane goes to pull the trigger, he goes down under a challenge from Alex Song and the penalty is given!

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    He's been the late saviour on many occasions this year but Christian Eriksen leans back and fires one wildly over the bar! West Ham almost home.

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    Christian Eriksen finds Harry Kane, can he spin and shoot? He does but Winston Reid makes a fine block...

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    James Collins with a covering tackle to cut out a promising ball from Erik Lamela...

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    Ronaldo Burgundy: Strange goal for Spurs - Adrian punched the cross out like Superman, then dived like Devon Loch when Danny Rose shot.

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  156. INJURY TIME

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