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  1. Post update

    And that's a wrap for today. But what a cracker of a football day we have ahead of us on Sunday.

    Two stonking Premier League matches - Liverpool v Manchester City & Arsenal v Everton - kick things off.

    Then, we have the not-so-small matter of the League Cup final. Chelsea. Tottenham. Wembley. The first silverware of the English season.

    If cheap Danish lagers did football scheduling... See you all tomorrow!

    Jose Mourinho
  2. Post update

    Match of the Day: Tonight's running order: Man Utd v Sunderland, West Brom v Southampton, West Ham v Palace, Newcastle v Villa, Stoke v Hull, Burnley v Swansea.

  3. Catch up on today's action

    Wes Brown's incorrect sending off is the day's major talking point on a day not packed full of major talking points. Want to see what all the fuss is about? Then you know where you can watch it.

    Match of the Day will be flashing on to your screens at 22:30 GMT on BBC One.

  4. Player reaction

    Man Utd 2-0 Sunderland

    Manchester United winger Ashley Young on the sending off of Sunderland defender Wes Brown - who appeared to be a victim of mistaken identity: "It's down the referee. It's a tough decision to make. I couldn't see what happened. He sent someone off because it was a goalscoring opportunity. He had to send someone off.

    "We needed to get back to winning ways after last week. For the first 10-15 minutes, we didn't play as well as we wanted to, but we composed ourselves and were unlucky not to be in front at half-time. We got the goal in the second half and built from there."

  5. Post update

    Newcastle Utd 1-0 Aston Villa

    Former Arsenal defender Martin Keown

    Final Score

    "Aston Villa were unlucky today but there is something to build on. They have to believe. Aston Villa need the points but it's in the performances and they have to grow from the positive signs they showed today. I was in a Villa team that was relegated, and there is no divine right for them to stay up, even though they're a big club."

  6. Player reaction on Twitter

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    Peter Crouch

    Stoke forward Bojan Krkic: Great win Potters! How important is the team spirit and the top quality of Mr Peter Crouch.

    West Ham goalkeeper Adrian: Disappointed with our result today at home with a little bad luck... we have to continue working and think on the next at Wednesday!

    West Brom goalkeeper Ben Foster: Great start to a BIG week! Also Blues and Watford winning too. Enjoy your Saturday night everyone.

  7. Manager reaction on Twitter

    West Brom 1-0 Southampton

    Saints boss Ronald Koeman: That quick goal against us made the game even more difficult! Onwards to Tuesday and getting back into the winning way!

  8. Manager reaction

    Man Utd 2-0 Sunderland

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal on restlessness from the Old Trafford crowd during the first half: "I didn't hear that. Maybe your hearing is better than mine.

    "We started the match badly. It was not good. But after that, we had more composure on the ball and that improved our game in the second half.

    "We are on our way and we have been in the top four for more than 10 or 12 weeks. I think we are a stable team in the top four. I hope at the end of the season, we are still there."

  9. Manager reaction

    Man Utd 2-0 Sunderland

    Van Gaal

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal, speaking to BBC Sport about the decision to send off Wes Brown rather than John O'Shea: "I think you can see it much better than I could see from the bench. The players protested more because they felt the wrong player was sent off.

    "That's a mistake. You make mistakes as well and so do I. It can happen."

  10. League Two round-up

    The top three all dropped points as leaders Burton lost 1-0 to Newport. Second placed Shrewsbury went down 2-1 to Northampton while Wycombe's Fred Onyedinma scored twice to salvage a 2-2 draw at home to Stevenage.

    Luton are now just two points from the automatic promotion places after a 2-0 win against Accrington.

    Newport's win saw them move into the play-off places at the expense of Plymouth who lost 2-0 to Bury.

    Bottom placed side Hartlepool kept their survival hopes alive with a 1-0 win over Wimbledon.

    Carlisle are in the relegation zone on goal difference after a 2-0 defeat by Southend while York stay just above the drop zone after a 0-0 draw with Exeter.

  11. Mistake identity at Old Trafford

    Man Utd 2-0 Sunderland


    Right, let's clear this one up.

    BBC Sport pundit Martin Keown (and Chris from Hertfordshire) rightly point out that Arsenal pair Kieran Gibbs and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain both avoided a ban after their 'own mistaken' identity case.

    BUT, that was because Arsenal successfully argued Oxlade-Chamberlain had not stopped a goalscoring chance and the red card was rescinded.

    So Sunderland may hope that it is rescinded - but we'd suggest that is highly unlikely because it was a clear red card offence.

    Therefore, if it is mistaken identity the red card will be transferred to John O'Shea so he will serve the ban instead of Brown. Clear?

  12. Mistaken identity at Old Trafford

    Man Utd 2-0 Sunderland

    Former Arsenal defender Martin Keown

    Final Score

    "When this situation happened before, with Kieran Gibbs and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain at Arsenal, both players were exonerated. Sunderland and Gus Poyet will be hoping for the same decision - he won't want to lose either of his central defenders."

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    Man Utd 2-0 Sunderland

    Chris, Hertfordshire: Re: Wes Brown sending off, am I right in thinking that mistaken identity can be an advantage for the team in question because an appeal would likely overturn the red card, with no resulting ban?

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  14. Manager reaction

    West Brom 1-0 Southampton

    More from West Brom's Tony Pulis: "They changed it after 25 minutes as we were having so much joy and that made it difficult for us in the second half.

    "We have a weakness up front in terms of numbers. The last 15 or 20 minutes we have had to play Sessegnon up there. Brown and Saido were both carrying knocks even before the game.

    "Saido had an injection before the game and maybe he should have one before every game, scoring goals like that.

    "Forty points will be safe this year without a question. Some people take their foot off the peddle and this game is relentless so if you do that you get a kick up the backside."

  15. Manager reaction

    West Brom 1-0 Southampton

    West Brom manager Tony Pulis:

    "It was a goal that top, top class players score and Saido Berahino could be a top, top class player. Since I came into club there has be no doubt about his ability, he just needs direction.

    "He put himself in good positions. He has that ability to play someone in or score.

    "We looked at the highlights and we probably had some of the best chances of the game.

    "But they have got some very, very good players and in second-half we had to defend for our lives."

  16. Mistaken identity at Old Trafford

    Man Utd 2-0 Sunderland

    Former Arsenal defender Martin Keown

    Final Score

    "It was the right decision to give the penalty (see 16:20) but the referee sent the wrong man off. There has been a lot of talk about the standard of refereeing going downhill, and this is another classic example. When he sees it afterwards he will be as disappointed as we are, because it's hard to believe he has got that wrong. The players are trying to tell him that he got it wrong too, but the referees will not listen, and that makes it worse. Manchester United got out of jail after a poor first-half performance, and went on to dominate play."

  17. Manager reaction

    Man Utd 2-0 Sunderland

    Gus Poyet

    Sunderland manager Gus Poyet says the penalty which led to Manchester United's opener, and Wes Brown being sent off in a case of mistaken identity, changed the game "completely".

    "It was difficult to see what happened - we're trying to get a video. It's between two players. We have to analyse. It didn't look an easy decision to make," says the Uruguayan.

    "The referee said that Wes Brown was the one who fouled Falcao first. That's what he told the players.

    "You need to ask the referee [about the decision]. We will analyse it and make a decision."

  18. Post update

    Newcastle Utd 1-0 Aston Villa

    Former Tottenham striker Garth Crooks

    Final Score

    "They are not doomed, Aston Villa. Burnley and Sunderland have also lost today. Villa are still in the mix and the way they played today suggests to me there is some confidence coming back into the side. Gabriel Agbonlahor and Christian Benteke will feel good about what Tim Sherwood has said about them."


    Newcastle Utd 1-0 Aston Villa

    Newcastle defender Jonas Gutierrez was part of the squad for the first time since being treated for testicular cancer. He told BBC Sport: "I'm really happy to be back. It was my first time back since my illness.

    "In football you never know what's going to happen. You start to think about life in a different way, things are more important than football.

    "The chemotherapy was a big step, a big point in my life and I'm enjoying being back

    "I'm strong and fit. After my illness, you need to get games. It's going to be tough. I'm going to fight for my place and when I have the opportunity I'll do my best.

    "I have to say thanks. The fans give me a lot of power to work through my illness. Not just Newcastle fans, but football fans. They sent me a lot of love and a lot of messages."


    Bournemouth 0-0 Blackburn

    The full time whistle has gone at the Goldsands Stadium in the delayed kick-off in the Championship. A draw for the promotion-chasing hosts.

  21. 'Tackle could have ended Ireland's career'

    Stoke City 1-0 Hull City

    Mark Hughes

    Mark Hughes is not the sort of man you would like to upset. But referee Neil Swarbrick has done exactly that. The Stoke boss is livid that the official did not punish a "potentially career-ending" tackle on his midfielder Stephen Ireland.

    "I'm disappointed with performance of the officials. There was a tackle in the first half on Stevie which could have finished his career. Why the referee hasn't given a straight red I've no idea," says Hughes.

    "It was a shocking challenge. The day has been soured by it. He has a slice on his calf and has needed 12/15 stitches. He's in a bad way.

    "The referees have got to get their act together. I think officials find it very difficult to get the key decision rights."

  22. Premier League bottom six

    Premier League

    No movement for anyone in the Premier League bottom six this afternoon. A good day for Leicester and QPR, who weren't in action.

  23. We deserved win - Hughes

    Stoke City 1-0 Hull City

    Stoke manager Mark Hughes on the win: "The most ambitious team won the game. Hull just came to frustrate us, and their game plan was to come away with a clean sheet if they could. Once we scored they had to come out more but saw it out to win the game."

    On Steve Bruce's claim that matchwinner Peter Crouch was offside: "I think he is level - Steve's lad Alex Bruce is playing Peter onside. I don't think Steve can have any complaints about who won the game."

  24. Manager reaction

    Newcastle Utd 1-0 Aston Villa

    Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood: "I saw signs today this team isn't ready to give up. It's not too late, there's everything to play for.

    "People say we're too good to go down, it's all nonsense. It's all about guts and desire when you're in a relegation zone. We've got that, now we need to show quality.

    "I'm ramping up the pressure on them - I'm telling them we can't afford to drop any more points. We have to take points in every game we play. It's as simple as that."

    Sherwood is still seeking his first league points as Villa boss with his side second from bottom in the Premier League.

  25. Manager reaction

    Newcastle Utd 1-0 Aston Villa

    Newcastle manager John Carver talking to BBC Sport: "It wasn't scintillating, it was two nervous sides. It wasn't pretty but it was a nice feeling getting that goal before half-time. It was a Godsend.

    "When you've just come on the back of a 5-0 drubbing, confidence is low but we've got a good spirit.

    "We kept a clean sheet, which we haven't done too many times. We do have a long list of people who aren't available. We've dug in there and fought every inch of the way to get the result.

    "It's been a long week after last weekend. It couldn't come quickly enough. The expectancy of this crowd is massive. I know it's not pretty and not breathtaking but it was a win and that the most important thing."

  26. Manager reaction

    Burnley 0-1 Swansea

    Burnley manager Sean Dyche: We are disappointed to concede a soft goal but other than that there wasn't much between the teams. The performance was more or less there, but I have said that for too many weeks.

    "Sam Vokes gets up for a header and the defender has him by the waist, I have seen penalties like that given. Sam was probably too honest.

    "We have to pick up points, the league is relentless and it is a fantastic challenge. We have to win games, we need to take an ugly one."

    Burnley remain in the Premier League bottom three.

  27. Crouch offside for goal - Bruce

    Stoke City 1-0 Hull City

    Steve Bruce

    Hull City boss Steve Bruce says he has seen television replays which suggest that Stoke matchwinner Peter Crouch was stood in an offside position before heading in.

    "Our players were adamant they had done enough to catch him offside," says Bruce. "We're convinced he is offside and we've seen replays which show that.

    "I'm not saying we deserved to win the game but I expect the linesman to get that right. The ball has come 40 yards, it is a straight ball and he should be in a good position to get it right.

    "But we didn't do enough offensively. We didn't offer a threat like we have in the away games of late. Overall I didn't think we deserved to lose the game."

  28. Manager reaction

    Burnley 0-1 Swansea

    Swansea manager Garry Monk: "Not a classic, the conditions didn't help but it was always going to be a case of whoever got the first goal, was likely to win the game.

    "We had to dig in and do the basics well. Jack Cork should have scored initially and it goes down as an own goal.

    "It is the earliest we have achieved 40 points. It is another piece of history the players have put down. It is important and we are try to finish the season strongly."

  29. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

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    Richard Parfitt: This Wayne Rooney fella could be a good striker you know...

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  30. Manager reaction

    West Brom 1-0 Southampton

    More from Saints boss Ronald Koeman:

    "We were looking for action (from the referee) over the throw-ins and free kicks. They took too much time.

    "I think it was every time about 13 seconds and we spoke to the referee but they didn't do anything about that - maybe one yellow card. But that isn't the reason we lost.

    "The total performance of team in quality is a little bit low from the beginning of the season but we have to go and believe in the next win.

    "For next Tuesday against Crystal Palace we have to win as we need those points."

  31. Manager reaction

    West Brom 1-0 Southampton

    Southampton manager Ronald Koeman:

    "We know the opposition of today. They play out of a very good defensive organisation, very defensively, but they need points and they deserved the win.

    "And for us it was too difficult to break down.

    "They scored a great goal and we complain more about our football today. We may be had one or two chances to score a goal but not more.

    "Maybe there is a little bit less confidence (for the strikers) but it is very difficult. We spoke about that before the game but then after one minute you are 1-0 down and everything changes."

  32. League One round-up

    Managerless Coventry beat second placed MK Dons 2-1 while leaders Bristol City extended their lead to eight points with a 1-0 victory over Rochdale.

    Preston beat Oldham 4-0 in the North West derby. Simon Grayson's side are now equal on point with MK Dons, and only out of the automatic promotion places on goal difference.

    At the other end of the table Leyton Orient are now just a point from safety after a 2-0 win over Walsall.

  33. Manager reaction

    Newcastle Utd 1-0 Aston Villa

    Tim Sherwood

    Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood talking to BBC Sport: "We have to take something from every game between now and the end of the season.

    "There was a little bit of anxiety, we are trying too hard to hit the front man too early.

    "People talk about we have quality, what I saw was heart and desire but I need to see more quality and I think we are capable of it."

  34. Football League round-up


    Remarkable fightback at Elland Road as Watford battle back to move up to third. Two goals from Czech striker Matej Vydra gave them a 3-2 win over Leeds, despite being 2-0 down after 20 minutes.

    Bolton took a step towards safety with a 1-0 win over Brighton. Brentford remain outside the playoff places losing 1-0 to Birmingham.

    Chris Powell saw his Huddersfield side lose 3-0 to Charlton his return to The Valley Stadium. Cardiff lost 1-0 to Wolverhampton.

    Bournemouth and Blackburn are still trying to break the deadlock after a delayed kick-off. Little under 10 minutes left for someone to nab a winner.

  35. Football League round-up


    The top two both dropped valuable points as league leaders Derby were stunned by two first half goals to lose 2-0 to Fulham at Craven Cottage, while second-placed Middlesbrough went down 2-0 to Sheffield Wednesday.

    At the other end of the league, next-to-bottom Wigan beat stranded basement boys Blackpool 3-1 to give the Latics hope of avoiding the drop. Meanwhile Rotherham won the relegation six-pointer against Millwall 2-1 to cut the Lions six point adrift from safety.

    Dougie Freedman's impressive start to life at Nottingham Forest continued as his side beat Reading 3-0. Forest are now unbeaten in six with five wins and a draw since Freedman took over.

  36. Record-breaking Rooney

    Man Utd 2-0 Sunderland

    Below we perhaps should have said 'record-breaking Wayne Rooney'. That's because the Manchester United skipper is the first man to score 10 or more goals in 11 successive Premier League seasons.

  37. Patient United deserved three points

    Man Utd 2-0 Sunderland

    wayne rooney

    Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney: "It's great to score but the three points are the most important thing after last week. We deserved the three points.

    "We knew Sunderland would be dogged. They defended well, but we were patient. It was a good performance.

    "The performance was good. We had a bit more space with the 10 men but we should have been ahead before that.

    "I think there are a lot of teams in a good run of form and there's not much difference between the top teams. We hope that, come the end of the season, we're in the right position."

  38. Text us on 81111

    Harry Le May: When is Ronald Koeman going to have the courage to change things up front? Another woeful performance from Graziano Pelle and Dusan Tadic, emphasised by the sitter that was missed. I know they're short of options but there has to come a point! Four games zero goals.

    Dave, Scotland: Ironic that on the day video technology in football is delayed by at least another year, the referee sends off the wrong player!

    M, London: Sub Radamel Falcao for Maroune Fellaini after he wins a penalty? Joke of a decision. He hasn't scored because he's NOT served well enough. Tedious. Well done Falcao.

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  39. Post update

    Man Utd 2-0 Sunderland

    Former England captain Jimmy Armfield

    BBC Radio 5 live at Old Trafford

    "Sunderland did a job on the home side until half-time but there wasn't much from them up front in the second half at all. Manchester United's armoury was just too much for them in the end. The assistant referee put his flag up straight away (see 16:47) but a third goal wouldn't have flattered United for this second half performance. The target is to get into the top four, and they are moving."

  40. We've got quality - Crouch

    Stoke City 1-0 Hull City

    Peter Crouch

    Stoke striker Peter Crouch on coming off the bench to head the winner: "You never know if you're going to get the chance to play when you're sat on the bench. But thankfully I did.

    "Charlie Adam came on and made a great impact, and it was his ball which led to my goal. We have got options on the bench.

    "We have got some good quality, it was a scrappy game but I thought we thoroughly deserved it. We're playing some good stuff."

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    West Brom 1-0 Southampton

    What a transformation under West Brom boss Tony Pulis. One defeat in 10 matches in all competitions and they are up to 13th. Eight points clear of the drop zone.

  44. CLOSE!

    West Brom 1-0 Southampton

    Eljero Elia flashes a shot over for the visitors. Surely that is it?


    Stoke City 1-0 Hull City

    Referee Neil Swarbrick toots his whistle for the final time as Stoke celebrate a win that surely secures their Premier League status for another year.

    Peter Crouch's headed winner moves the 10th-placed Potters on to 39 points.

  46. Post update

    West Brom 1-0 Southampton

    Can Southampton grab a point? It doesn't look like it. Seconds remaining.

  47. Post update

    Stoke City 1-0 Hull City

    Paul McShane's eyes light up as the ball bounces invitingly in front of him in the Stoke box. But the Hull defender's effort is blocked by a wonderful sliding tackle by Erik Pieters. Stoke almost home and dry...


    Newcastle Utd 1-0 Aston Villa

    Guy Mowbray

    BBC Match of the Day commentator

    "Newcastle's first home win of 2015 should get rid of any existing doubts over their Premier League status. Aston Villa have suffered seven straight defeats and they are right in it."

  49. Post update

    West Brom 1-0 Southampton

    Fraser Forster sends the ball long for Southampton. But free kick awarded to the hosts. Into the last minute of injury time.


    Burnley 0-1 Swansea

    Burnley would have fancied a home win in this one but, in all honesty, it rarely looked likely. The Clarets still in big trouble and time running out.

  51. Post update

    West Brom 1-0 Southampton

    Four minutes of injury time.


    Man Utd 2-0 Sunderland

    All over at Old Trafford. Wayne Rooney smiles and claps the Stretford End as 'Glory, glory Man United' blasts out of the tannoy system.

    The Red Devils are back up to third place with these three points.


    Stoke City 1-0 Hull City

    Five minutes of stoppage time at the Britannia Stadium. So that's five minutes for Hull to nick a point. But, having registered just one shot all game, it is highly unlikely...

  54. Post update

    West Brom 1-0 Southampton

    Southampton pushing again but the ball is cleared. Moments left.

  55. Post update

    Newcastle Utd 1-0 Aston Villa

    Former Tottenham striker Garth Crooks

    Final Score

    Tim Sherwood

    "It's been a good performance by Villa. They've really worked hard. I think they deserve a point. They've shown good fighting spirit."


    Man Utd 2-0 Sunderland

    Into added time at Old Trafford - and Manchester United are denied a third. Ander Herrera pokes in Antonio Valencia's drilled cross from close range, but the Spaniard is adjudged - quite rightly - to be offside.

  57. Championship latest

    Disaster for Leeds, having been 2-0 up they now trail 3-2 to Watford at Elland Road as Matej Vydra scores his second of the game to complete as stunning comeback.

    Second placed Middlesborough are still losing 2-0 to Sheffield Wednesday and leaders Derby at 2-0 down to Fulham.

    The Blackpool fans are leaving as Wigan's James McClean scores his side's third to make it 3-0 before Gary Madine scores a late consolation for the home side.

    Bolton's teenage striker Zach Clough has scored his fifth goal in only his fifth league start as Neil Lennon's side lead Brighton 1-0.

  58. Post update

    Newcastle Utd 1-0 Aston Villa

    Six minutes of stoppage time at Newcastle. Can Villa grab a point?

  59. Post update

    Man Utd 2-0 Sunderland

    "Going down, going down, going down..." chant the Manchester United fans to their visitors. Fifth-bottom Sunderland hover perilously close to the drop-zone, three points ahead of OPR.

  60. Post update

    Burnley 0-1 Swansea

    Into injury time at Turf Moor...

  61. WHAT A MISS!

    West Brom 1-0 Southampton

    Another opportunity for Southampton's Graziano Pelle and another bad miss. The Italian scuffs his shot just yards from goal. His confidence looks at rock bottom at the moment.

  62. Post update

    Man Utd 2-0 Sunderland

    Former England captain Jimmy Armfield

    BBC Radio 5 live at Old Trafford

    "That gives Manchester United the three points. It has been difficult for Sunderland, playing with 10 men after the sending-off of Wes Brown, but the manager Gus Poyet will be disappointed with the way that goal was conceded. It was too simple."


    Man Utd 2-0 Sunderland

    And scoring Manchester United's second goal is Wayne Rooney's final contribution. The home skipper is withdrawn - to a rapturous round of applause - as Juan Mata comes on for the final five minutes.

  64. Post update

    West Brom 1-0 Southampton

    Still Southampton come forward looking for an equaliser...


    Burnley 0-1 Swansea

    Good work by Swans goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianki as he turns Sam Vokes' near post shot wide from George Boyd's right-wing cross.

  66. GOAL

    Man Utd 2-0 Sunderland - Wayne Rooney

    Manchester United players celebrate Wayne Rooney's second goal

    Now Adnan Januzaj definitely deserves to go out for a celebratory meal. The young Belgian is the architect of Manchester United's second goal, his low shot parried by Sunderland keeper Costel Pantilimon to the feet of Wayne Rooney. The Red Devils skipper snaffles the chance and that is game over.

  67. Post update

    Man Utd 1-0 Sunderland

    Adnan Januzaj has been excellent since coming on at the break, constantly asking questions of the Sunderland defence. That's more like the teenage prodigy who burst on to the scene last season. He should go out for a Nando's tonight to celebrate...

  68. CLOSE!

    West Brom 1-0 Southampton

    Almost game over. A half clearance from Maya Yoshida falls invitingly to the feet of Darren Fletcher inside the penalty area but he blazes the ball over. Tony Pulis can't believe that hasn't gone in.

  69. League Two latest

    Wycombe's Fred Onyedinma has scored his second of the game to make it 2-2 at home to Stevenage. Chris Beardsley has been sent off for Stevenage for a second yellow card.

    League leaders Burton are still trailing Newport 0-1 whilesecond placed Shrewsbury are 0-2 down to Northampton.

  70. Post update

    Burnley 0-1 Swansea

    Burnley need something if they are going to climb out of the bottom three but it doesn't look likely at the moment. Swansea are comfortable.

  71. Post update

    Man Utd 1-0 Sunderland

    Former England captain Jimmy Armfield

    BBC Radio 5 live at Old Trafford

    "Even though Manchester United have had so much of the ball there's not much threatening the Sunderland goal. They're not that inspiring, United. There are too many touches on the ball - five or six touches before they get it in the box. But United are well on top and you wonder if there's a second goal coming soon."

  72. Post update

    Man Utd 1-0 Sunderland

    More Manchester United pressure as the away side cling on. Marcos Rojo reacts quickest when Black Cats keeper Costel Pantilimon untidily gathers Adnan Januzaj's long-range shot at the second attempt, sliding in to try and take advantage. The big Romanian is not happy though, launching a few choice words at the United man.

  73. Championship latest

    Wigan have taken a big step in their fight against relegation from the Championship as Harry Maguire has put the Latics 2-0 up against bottom placed Blackpool. "We are staying up" is the chant from the away fans at Bloomfield Road.

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    Man Utd 1-0 Sunderland

    Shohan Sen, Kent: Wes Brown said he wanted potentially his last trip to Old Trafford to be memorable. I'm sure he didn't mean a case of mistaken identity with a red card! (see 16:20)

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    West Brom 1-0 Southampton

    Here comes former Baggie Shane Long. The striker is on for midfielder Dusan Tadic. A few jeers greet his arrival. Will he make them pay?


    Newcastle Utd 1-0 Aston Villa

    Newcastle need a second and they so nearly get one. Free kick for Ryan Taylor from 20 yards is pushed away by Brad Guzan. They go closer seconds later as Ayoze Perez heads against the outside of the post after a poor punch from Guzan.

  77. Post update

    Newcastle Utd 1-0 Aston Villa

    Former Tottenham striker Garth Crooks

    Final Score

    "I think Villa have shown a lot of courage. Despite going behind in the first half, they've stayed in the game and had two goals ruled out."


    Newcastle Utd 1-0 Aston Villa

    The game is opening up at St. James' Park. Villa have seen two chances go begging - both from Christian Benteke. First, his effort from Ashley Westwood's corner was blocked by Fabricio Coloccini and then the Belgian was flagged offside as he slid in to convert Westwood's low cross in the aftermath of the corner. Newcastle hanging on.

  79. GOAL

    Stoke City 1-0 Hull City - Peter Crouch (71 mins)

    Peter Crouch celebrates

    What an inspired substitution! Stoke striker Peter Crouch is on the pitch for little over a minute (one minute and one second to be precise) before netting the opener. Unsurprisingly the former England beanpole using his head, beautifully nodding in Charlie Adam's precise cross-field pass into the corner.

    That's four goals in four matches for the big man.


    Man Utd 1-0 Sunderland

    You would expect Manchester United to go on and score a couple now against Sunderland's 10 men. What a great chance this would be for Radamel Falcao to bag a confidence-boosting goal. Ah. maybe not. He is dragged off to be replaced by Marouane Fellaini.

  81. League One latest

    Preston are in complete control in the North West derby as they lead Oldham 3-0. Joe Garner scored the Lilywhites third, who as it stands are on equal points with second placed MK Dons who are losing 2-1 away to Coventry.

    Richard Wood has scored for fourth from bottom Crawley who lead Sheffield United 1-0. Leyton Orient who are also in the relegation places are 2-0 up against Walsall.

  82. WHAT A MISS!

    West Brom 1-0 Southampton

    How did that stay out? A flashing cross across the face of goal by Ryan Bertrand but somehow Graziano Pelle fails to find the finishing touch from yards out. Hands on his head and I'm not surprised, you have to score Graziano. A let off for the Baggies.

  83. Post update

    Stoke City 0-0 Hull City

    Some 0-0 draws can be absorbing spectacles. Some 0-0 draws can be plain drab. This is the latter. Let's move on...

  84. Championship latest

    Sheffield Wednesday have taken a shock 2-0 lead against second placed Middlesbrough scoring twice in two minutes Atdhe Nuhiu scored a penalty before on-loan Manchester United striker Will Keane doubled the home side's lead.

    At Elland Road Matej Vydra has scored an equaliser for Watford to make it 2-2, Leeds had been 2-0 up after 20 minutes.

    Nottingham Forest have taken the lead against Reading through Ben Osborn, while relegation-threatened Millwall suffer a setback as Danny Ward equalises for Rotherham to make it 1-1 just after the restart.

  85. Post update

    Burnley 0-1 Swansea

    Burnley are trying to get back into this match but, for all their efforts, a lack of quality up top is showing. Still 20 minutes left though.

  86. Post update

    Man Utd 1-0 Sunderland

    Former England captain Jimmy Armfield

    BBC Radio 5 live at Old Trafford

    Wayne Rooney celebrates

    "Wayne Rooney did his job on the penalty kick, hitting it low and hard into the corner, but I don't think we have heard the end of this yet. I said it was John O'Shea who fouled Radamel Falcao, but Wes Brown saw red. Whatever, it was a penalty - I don't think the referee could have given much else really. The ball came in, Falcao took it down beautifully on his right foot, and as he turned I thought it was O'Shea who held on to Falcao's left arm and his leg was across him."

  87. Post update

    Man Utd 1-0 Sunderland

    Former Tottenham striker Garth Crooks

    Final Score

    "It's a clear sending off. John O'Shea tackles Radamel Falcao on the penalty spot. He gives the striker a tug. The ref sees Falcao go down. But clearly he's sent off the wrong player, because he's sent off Wes Brown. Now John O'Shea should have said: 'Referee, it was me.'"

  88. GOAL

    Man Utd 1-0 Sunderland - Wayne Rooney (66 mins)

    Wayne Rooney scores from the penalty spot

    Wayne Rooney has never gone nine Manchester United games without scoring - and he still hasn't! The Red Devils skipper keeps calm to fire into the bottom left corner. Breakthrough for the home side.

  89. GOAL

    Burnley 0-1 Swansea - Kieran Trippier (OG) (64 mins)

    Swansea celebrate Trippiers own goal

    Corner swung in from the right, Bafetimbi Gomis flicks the ball on and Federico Fernandes's shot is brilliantly kept out by Tom Heaton. Kieran Tripper attempts to clear the ball but puts it into his own net.

    Heaton attempts to scramble the ball clear but it had clearly gone over the line.


    Man Utd 0-0 Sunderland - Wes Brown

    Confusion. Sunderland skipper John O'Shea appears to be the man who tugs Radamel Falcao to the ground, with team-mate Wes Brown arriving on the scene to muscle in.

    But referee Roger East rules that it is Brown who was the main culprit, showing him the red card despite his protests.

    That is likely to be the day's big talking point, particularly coming just hours after the announcement of a delay in plans for trials of more video technology.


    Man Utd 0-0 Sunderland

    Radamel Falcao wins a penalty

    Stonewall penalty for Manchester United. Radamel Falcao looks certain to fire in from close range - but is dragged back by a combination of Sunderland pair John O'Shea and Wes Brown.

  92. Post update

    Man Utd 0-0 Sunderland

    Alan Green

    Final Score at Old Trafford

    "Adnan Januzaj came on at half-time for Angel Di Maria, who'd been largely unthreatening. Januzaj started on the right. After two minutes he switched to left and Ashley Young went to the right. After a further two minutes, they switched again. What is going on with this Manchester United team? Are they being over-drilled by Louis van Gaal? It ain't working.

    "The game can over-complicated by systems. I look at a player such as Wayne Rooney. I believe he can play effectively in most positions. But you have to be an idiot to think Rooney's best position is in midfield. He's a striker. That's where he'll be playing for England next month. He's in possession in the centre circle. He's doing that under instruction, and it ain't working."

  93. Post update

    Man Utd 0-0 Sunderland

    Manchester United are camped in the Sunderland half as the Old Trafford crowd urges their side forward. Half-time substitute Adnan Januzaj flashes a shot agonisingly wide.


    Newcastle Utd 1-0 Aston Villa

    So close for Villa. Tom Cleverley gets in from Christian Benteke's flick on but Tim Krul does brilliantly to save the low eight-yard shot with his feet. Villa's best chance of the match.

  95. Post update

    Stoke City 0-0 Hull City

    Charlie Adam was brought on at half-time to swing this match in Stoke's favour - and the Scotland midfielder is trying his best to do exactly that.

    Adam brushes Hull's left-hand post with another decent effort, looking up to the sky with his hands over his mouth when his 25-yard free-kick whistles past.

  96. CLOSE!

    Burnley 0-0 Swansea

    Ashley Barnes has been a threat throughout and sends a volley on the turn just past the post. A goal would be massive for Burnley.


    Newcastle Utd 1-0 Aston Villa

    Massadio Haidara leaves the pitch on a stretcher

    Massadio Haidara leaves the field on a stretcher and Ryan Taylor replaces him. Taylor will deputise at left back for Newcastle.

  98. Post update

    Man Utd 0-0 Sunderland

    Former England captain Jimmy Armfield

    BBC Radio 5 live at Old Trafford

    "The movement off the ball is a real problem for Manchester United. Just now Ashley Young expected Marcos Rojo to be there on the overlap (see 16:12) but there was nobody. The United players are cautious, but they do look a little bit sharper in this second half."

  99. CLOSE!

    Newcastle Utd 1-0 Aston Villa

    Papiss Cisse

    Papiss Cisse comes close to adding a second for Newcastle. More suspect marking allows the striker a free header from Sammy Ameobi's free-kick but the effort is a couple of yards wide of Brad Guzan's goal.


    West Brom 1-0 Southampton

    Saido Berahino

    Youssouf Mulumbu is on for the injured Saido Berahino in attack for his first appearance under Tony Pulis. Looks like a muscle injury of some sort. Southampton will be glad to see the back of him.

  101. Post update

    Stoke City 0-0 Hull City

    We don't want to talk this match down - but it truly is dreadful. Stoke substitute Charlie Adam scuttles a low shot past the Hull upright in the closest chance of the second half. Our statistics show there has been just one shot on target so far...

  102. Post update

    West Brom 1-0 Southampton

    Saido Berahino goes down and it looks like the West Brom striker is coming off...


    Burnley 0-0 Swansea

    Big penalty appeal as Michael Kightly hits the ball against Federico Fernandez's hand, but it was more ball to hand.

  104. Post update

    Man Utd 0-0 Sunderland

    Oh dear. Groans from the Old Trafford crowd as Ashley Young, on the left edge of the Sunderland box, passes to... no one. I presume the Manchester United winger thinks team-mate Marcos Rojo is on his shoulder. He isn't.

    United boss Louis van Gaal responds by scribbling a note in his A4 pad. "Must pass the ball better in the opponents' half..."

  105. Post update

    Newcastle Utd 1-0 Aston Villa

    Villa have come out strongly but, as was the story in the first half, they look toothless in attack.

  106. Post update

    Gary Lineker

    Match of the Day host

    "Terrific fight to be last on MOTD tonight."

    Join Gary on BBC One tonight at 22:30 GMT.

  107. Post update

    Man Utd 0-0 Sunderland

    Adnan Januzaj has brought some impetus to Manchester United in the opening stages of the second half. The Belgian forces a couple of corners in quick succession, as centre-back Marcos Rojo pounces on a loose ball from the second to lash high into the Stretford End.

  108. Championship latest

    Cauley Woodrow is congratulated by team mate Kostas Stafylidis

    The big story in the Championship is at Craven Cottage, where league leaders Derby trail Fulham 2-0.

    Defender Nikolay Bodurov scored after 30 minutes before Cauley Woodrow doubled the Cottagers' lead with a header in injury time.

    Second placed Middlesbrough are drawing 0-0 away to Sheffield Wednesday.

    At the other end of the Championship Kim Bo-Kyung has put second from bottom Wigan ahead in injury time against bottom placed Blackpool at Bloomfield Road. A win would leave the Latics six points adrift of safety.

    Third from bottom Millwall are leading Rotherham 1-0. If the Lions win they will go on equal points with Rotherham and only in the relegation places on goal difference.

    Elsewhere Leeds are 2-1 up against Watford thanks to an early strike from Billy Sharp and a wonder goal from Rudolph Austin.

    Wolves lead Cardiff 1-0.


    West Brom 1-0 Southampton

    Graham Scott

    Injured referee Phil Dowd is replaced at half time by third official Graham Scott, while Southampton midfielder Steven Davis replaces Victor Wanyama in the centre of the pitch. Two subs made by the Saints already.

  110. Post update

    Stoke City 0-0 Hull City

    Stoke boss Mark Hughes also decides to throw the tactical dice. Sparky brings on Scotland midfielder Charlie Adam for Stephen Ireland in what appears to be a tactical change.

  111. Get involved

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    Simon in Leicester: Has Tim Sherwood not watched any Aston Villa games before he got the job? Carles Gil is our most creative player and he drops him.

  112. KICK-OFF

    Premier League players across the country are returning from their half-time breaks. The second halves are under way...

    Can we have a few goals? Please?


    Man Utd 0-0 Sunderland

    Looks like there is about to be a half-time switch for Manchester United. Adnan Januzaj is stripped and ready to rumble. The Belgian is replacing... Angel Di Maria. No indication as yet that the Argentine is injured. Not the sort of 45 minutes that you expect for almost £60m...

  114. Half-time

    Man Utd 0-0 Sunderland

    Alan Green

    Final Score at Old Trafford

    "I've been coming to Old Trafford for 33 years. I've seen a lot of Manchester United. There are a lot of very good players out there today but they're all being shackled by their coach. That's why they're not good to watch at the moment."

  115. Half-time stats

    Man Utd 0-0 Sunderland

    Man Utd

    As Jimmy Armfield rightly points out (see 15:52), Manchester United have enjoyed more than 70% possession against Sunderland. This graphic shows the home side have hogged the ball and dominated territory - but they haven't made a telling mark on the one stat that matters the most.

  116. Clinical Berahino

    West Brom 1-0 Southampton


    Clinical stuff from West Brom's Saido Berahino, as shown by his touch graphic above. One touch inside the penalty area and one goal. There can be no complaints about his work rate either - he has been all over the pitch.

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    #bbcfootball, text 81111, BBC Sport Facebook, Google+

    James Cole: Football under Louis van Gaal is about controlled possession - it's a different style and it'll take time to catch hold.

    Ben Hibburd: Di Maria is woeful, he looks completely disinterested, he needs to be dropped.

    Paul Crask: Did LVG forget to tell them they are allowed to score ? So long as it's done according to his philosopy, of course.

    Andrew Morris: No incisiveness from United. It's been the trend ever since Ferguson left. What's changed!? Need pace so badly.

  118. Post update

    Man Utd 0-0 Sunderland

    Former England captain Jimmy Armfield

    BBC Radio 5 live at Old Trafford

    "I don't think Louis van Gaal will be very happy going in for half-time at 0-0. Manchester United have had about 70-80% of the possession but perhaps it is movement off the ball that is required a little earlier. There's been a lot of promise but very little fulfilment from United. Sunderland are giving them a problem, and it's the midfield that Van Gaal has got to sort out."

  119. League One latest

    Coventry who started the day in the relegation places lead second place MK Dons 2-0 at the Ricoh Arena. A Chris Stokes header and Dominic Samuel put the home side ahead 13 minutes.

    League leaders Bristol City are 1-0 up Rochdale thanks to a Aaron Wilbraham header.

    In the north-west derby Preston are 2-0 up against manager-less Oldham with Paul Huntington and Daniel Johnson on target for the Lilywhites.

    Yeovil, who prop up the bottom of the league, have been given a ray of hope as Joel Grant given them the lead away to Scunthorpe.

  120. Text us on 81111

    Steven: The Manchester United players need to tell Louis van Gaal: "LET ME PLAY!" All these tactics, slow slow slow!

    Sam Watkins, Chichester: Absolutely fuming, Saints need to better than this if we want top four, pull your socks up lads!

    Narek, Bromley: Van Gaal has to go before it's too late. These top class players won't qualify for Champions League once again.

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  121. Post update

    Stoke City 0-0 Hull City

    Former Tottenham striker Garth Crooks

    Final Score

    "It's not a particularly inspiring game. It's a bit niggly. A draw will be a good result for Steve Bruce and Hull.

    "Whenever I see Bruce's players, they look like they're playing for him."

  122. HALF-TIME

    Stoke City 0-0 Hull City

    Jonathan Pearce

    BBC Match of the Day commentator at the Britannia Stadium

    "Many thought it would be goalless here - and they're not wrong so far."

  123. HALF-TIME

    West Brom 1-0 Southampton

    Steve Wilson

    BBC Match of the Day commentator

    "What a frustrating half it has been for Southampton.

    "Berahino scored a wonderful goal after 71 seconds. Southampton have been frustrated and have been unable to get themselves on the score sheet."

  124. HALF-TIME

    Burnley 0-0 Swansea

    Alistair Mann

    BBC Match of the Day commentator

    "Burnley's Ashley Barnes had the best chance of the first half which was saved by Lukas Fabianski and Bafetimbi Gomis missed chances for Swansea but it remains 0-0 at the break."

  125. HALF-TIME

    Newcastle Utd 1-0 Aston Villa

    Guy Mowbray

    BBC Match of the Day commentator

    "The game took an age to get going but it has for the team in black and white thanks to Papiss Cisse. Villa need to improve ... again."

  126. CLOSE!

    Burnley 0-0 Swansea

    A rare moment of quality as Swansea's Jonjo Shelvey plays a one two on the edge of the penalty area before curling a shot inches wide of the top corner from 20 yards.

  127. HALF-TIME

    Man Utd 0-0 Sunderland

    Simon Brotherton

    Match of the Day commentator at Old Trafford

    "A largely frustrating first half for Manchester United who have gone close and asked questions of Sunderland. But the visitors have had some moments as well. At half time it is wide open."

  128. Post update

    Stoke City 0-0 Hull City

    Stoke have started to edge this one, but are failing to stretch Hull keeper Allan McGregor. Potters winger Victor Moses has looked the sharpest player on the pitch.

  129. Championship latest

    Fulham celebrate

    Bit of a shock on the cards in the Championship as 20th placed Fulham now lead Derby 2-0, Cauley Woodrow adding to Nikolay Bodurov's opener.

  130. CLOSE!

    Newcastle Utd 1-0 Aston Villa

    Newcastle go close to doubling their lead as Emmanuel Riviere heads over from Sammy Ameobi's corner. Villa need half time.

  131. Post update

    West Brom 1-0 Southampton

    Still the arguments go on about West Brom's apparent time wasting. Manager Ronald Koeman is remonstrating on the sidelines with the visiting fans counting to 10 every time play is stopped.

  132. Post update

    Man Utd 0-0 Sunderland

    David De Gea

    These Manchester United chances are starting to arrive quicker than peak-time Tube trains at Oxford Circus. A home corner drops to the feet of Marcos Rojo, whose low shot is hacked off the Black Cats line by Seb Larsson.

    Can Louis van Gaal's men find a breakthrough before half-time? About five minutes (plus stoppages) to go.

  133. Post update

    Newcastle Utd 1-0 Aston Villa

    Former Arsenal defender Martin Keown

    Final Score

    "Now Aston Villa are going to have to show all sorts of personality and character. They were having the better of the possession but now Newcastle's tails are up. It's like a knife to the heart when you're in Villa's position - every goal you concede can really damage you."

  134. Post update

    Newcastle Utd 1-0 Aston Villa

    Former Tottenham striker Garth Crooks

    Final Score

    Papiss Cisse celebrates

    "It's really important that Villa get to half-time, regroup and try to get back into the game. If they go 2-0 down before half-time, it's game over.

    "John Carver got the job at Newcastle until the end of the season because he's popular. It's about results. If they play OK, he's got a chance of getting the job full-time."

  135. CLOSE!

    Burnley 0-0 Swansea

    Tom Heaton is called into his first meaningful save of the afternoon. His poor clearance is played to Bafetimbi Gomes by Jonjo Shelvey and his 20-yard low strike is saved well by the Burnley stopper.

  136. Post update

    Man Utd 0-0 Sunderland

    Free-kick on the edge of the Sunderland box - Wayne Rooney is the man hovering over the ball. The United skipper pulls rank and whips a lovely effort towards the roof of the Sunderland net. But lanky Black Cats keeper Costel Pantilimon is alert to push over.

  137. GOAL

    Newcastle Utd 1-0 Aston Villa - Papiss Cisse (37 mins)

    Papiss Cisse scores

    It gets worse for Aston Villa. Daryl Janmaat crosses from the right, the ball is missed by the Villa defence, and Papiss Cisse controls with his first touch before clinically finishing low into the net.

  138. Post update

    Burnley 0-0 Swansea

    Not an abundance of goals to shout about in the Premier League so far this afternoon and we don't look like getting one at Turf Moor at the moment. The Clarets have had the better chances but poor quality all round so far in East Lancashire.

  139. Post update

    Man Utd 0-0 Sunderland

    Former Tottenham striker Garth Crooks

    Final Score

    "Manchester United need to take the handbrake off. If I was in that United dressing room, I'd be having arguments with my manager. I'd be saying: 'Are you going to allow me to play? Or are you going to keep restricting me? You're bogging me down with tactics. Let me go and play.' These are top-class players. They're not being allowed to play."

  140. Post update

    Man Utd 0-0 Sunderland

    Manchester United doing most of the leg work at Old Trafford, pinning Sunderland back in their own half. Ashley Young continues his recent rich vein of form, providing the brightest attacking spark for the Champions League-chasing side. The United winger goes close again, cutting in from the left before flashing another shot past the far post.

  141. Post update

    West Brom 1-0 Southampton

    Southampton are looking a different side now they have reverted to their usual 4-4-2 system. They are getting in behind West Brom now as Sadio Mane again shoots over.

    Referee Phil Dowd appears to be struggling with some sort of injury. One to keep an eye on.

  142. Football League latest


    Billy Sharp and Rodolph Austin have given Leeds a 2-0 lead against Watford at Elland Road after 19 minutes. Sharp struck his fourth of the season after seven minutes before Austin planted in a stunning half-volley from 30 yards, finding the top left corner.

    Elsewhere, Martyn Woolford has given relegation-threatened Millwall a lifeline as they lead 1-0 at Rotherham. A win for the Lions will put Ian Holloway's side on equal points with the Millers, who sit one place above the drop zone.

    Bakary Sako has put Wolves ahead in Cardiff while league leaders Derby have just gone behind at Fulham.

  143. Post update

    West Brom 1-0 Southampton

    What a chance for Craig Gardner. The Baggies midfielder is through on goal but is muscled out by Jose Fonte. Half-hearted appeals for a penalty but no chance. He has to do better there.

  144. Post update

    Newcastle Utd 0-0 Aston Villa

    Former Tottenham striker Garth Crooks

    Final Score

    "Tim Sherwood has got Villa going. But if they concede, do they have the courage to keep playing this way?"


    Newcastle Utd 0-0 Aston Villa

    Tim Krul is forced to dive to his right to push away a spectacular overhead kick from Villa's Christian Benteke. The Belgian striker has gone eight games without a goal but looks to be in the mood today.

  146. Post update

    Stoke City 0-0 Hull City

    BBC Final Score

    Peter Slater at the Britannia Stadium: "I've not seen a Saturday goal for three weeks. Nothing so far to suggest that's going to change."

  147. Post update

    Man Utd 0-0 Sunderland

    Former Arsenal defender Martin Keown

    Final Score

    "Arsene Wenger used to say you have to be free in your mind to play well, and it just seems like Louis van Gaal is equipping his players with too much information almost. The build-up play is so slow and in taking too much time with the ball they are going to get picked off here because Jermain Defoe has got too much for Jonny Evans."

  148. Post update

    Stoke City 0-0 Hull City

    One word to sum up Stoke v Hull so far? I'm going for drab. Stoke left-back Erik Pieters hacking the heels of Gaston Ramirez to earn the game's first yellow card is as good as it gets.

  149. CLOSE!

    West Brom 1-0 Southampton

    Sadio Mane

    A brilliant defence-splitting pass from Morgan Schneiderlin is chested down by Sadio Mane inside the penalty area but, with players waiting for the pass, his shot is wildly fired over.

  150. Post update

    Man Utd 0-0 Sunderland

    Former England captain Jimmy Armfield

    BBC Radio 5 live at Old Trafford

    "We just saw a back pass played to David De Gea after a period of possession and the whole crowd booed. There is nothing worse than that - your home fans booing you. There's an anxiety Manchester United seem to have when playing at home, but they have to get out there and make it happen."


    Man Utd 0-0 Sunderland

    For many years, Sunderland skipper John O'Shea was used to helping Manchester United - and he nearly gives his former club a hand here. The Irish centre-half is brilliantly positioned to block Ashley Young's low drill across goal, but watches in horror as the ball loops off his right boot towards the net. But the crossbar comes to the rescue of O'Shea and Sunderland.

  152. CLOSE!

    Newcastle Utd 0-0 Aston Villa

    Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke fires wide with a snap shot from the edge of the area after Ashley Westwood's cross from deep. Newcastle keeper Tim Krul probably had it covered.

  153. CLOSE!

    Burnley 0-0 Swansea

    Shortly after Ashley Barnes' chance for Burnley, Swansea go up to the other end and Wayne Routledge flicks an effort wide of goal. Goalkeeper Tom Heaton scythes Routledge after the shot and appeals for a penalty go up, but nothing doing from referee Jonathan Moss.

  154. CLOSE!

    West Brom 1-0 Southampton

    Another chance for West Brom as Michael Dawson rises highest to head into the hands of goalkeeper Fraser Forster.

    Saints boss Ronald Koeman has seen enough as he stops his 3-5-2 experiment, bringing on winger Eljero Elia on for centre back Florin Gardos. Back to a 4-4-2.

  155. Post update

    Man Utd 0-0 Sunderland

    Angel Di Maria bravely manages to clamber to his feet (that's sarcasm) before whipping in a free-kick that is cleared by the Sunderland defence. Then, Jonny Evans goes all the way back to United keeper David De Gea - prompting huge groans from the Old Trafford crowd.

  156. GREAT SAVE!

    Burnley 0-0 Swansea

    Fabianski saves Barnes' shot

    Good save by Lukasz Fabianski to keep out Ashley Barnes's close-range striker from Kieran Trippier's left-wing cross.

  157. Post update

    Man Utd 0-0 Sunderland

    Some of these Premier League players want to take out a leaf out of Madonna's book. We're looking at you Angel Di Maria. The Argentine is given a slight tug of the shirt by Sunderland defender Patrick van Aanholt - and collapses to the turf before rolling over at least four times.

  158. Post update

    Stoke City 0-0 Hull City

    Still not much to report from the Britannia Stadium. No shots on either goal yet. Well, none that have tested either keeper anyway. Hull's Sone Aluko is the latest to have a go, nipping past a Potters defender but then firing wide after doing the hard bit.

  159. Post update

    Burnley 0-0 Swansea

    Ominous signs for Burnley. They know how important a win could in the battle against the drop but it is Swansea looking the more threatening. The visitors are yet to create anything worthwhile but there are signs it is coming.

  160. Post update

    Newcastle Utd 0-0 Aston Villa

    Former Arsenal defender Martin Keown

    Final Score

    "Yes the referee was correct to rule that one of for offside (see 15:15) but Gabriel Agbonlahor and Christian Benteke combined well in the build-up. We haven't seen them playing up front together very much this season. Encouraging signs for Aston Villa."

  161. Post update

    West Brom 1-0 Southampton

    Southampton fans aren't happy as they accuse West Brom of time-wasting tactics. Bit early for all that nonsense isn't it? Not sure their shouts are justified either.

  162. Post update

    Man Utd 0-0 Sunderland

    Wayne Rooney is back up front in his favoured position, but it is another England forward who looks likeliest to net the opener. Moments after Rooney sloppily gives away the ball on the edge of the Sunderland box, the predatory Jermain Defoe sniffs out an opportunity at the other end. The Black Cats striker fancies his chances from distance, but home keeper David De Gea is square behind the ball to gather.


    Newcastle Utd 0-0 Aston Villa

    Not a lot to report from St. James' Park. Gabriel Agbonlahor has had the ball in the net but he was offside when Christian Benteke's header reached him. That's about it.

  164. Post update

    West Brom 1-0 Southampton

    The Baggies have lost just one of nine league and cup matches under Tony Pulis and they certainly look a team full of confidence. Saido Berahino continues to cause the Saints problems and it is all one-way traffic.

  165. Post update

    Man Utd 0-0 Sunderland

    Former England captain Jimmy Armfield

    BBC Radio 5 live at Old Trafford

    "A real chance for Sunderland (see 15:07). Manchester United got themselves into a mess, allowing Connor Wickham to run about 40 yards with the ball - Jonny Evans should have closed him down earlier. David De Gea managed to get a finger down to tip the ball round the post though. United have not sorted their line of three at the back, they're untidy."

  166. Delayed kick-off

    Bournemouth v Blackburn

    Kick-off has been delayed at the Goldsands Stadium in the Championship until 15:30 GMT due to a road accident on the A338.

  167. Post update

    Man Utd 0-0 Sunderland

    Back come Manchester United after that early scare (see 15:07). Some last-ditch defending from Black Cats full-back Anthony Reveillere prevents Marcos Rojo bundling in a left-wing cross, before Ashley Young sends a vicious shot whistling over the crossbar.

  168. Post update

    Burnley 0-0 Swansea

    Edgy stuff at Turf Moor in the opening 10 minutes. Both sides sizing each other up and little to talk about so far.

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    Stoke City 0-0 Hull City

    Quiet start at the Britannia where old Manchester United team-mates Mark Hughes and Steve Bruce go head to head. The earliest sign of a chance falls to Stoke, Steven Nzonzi firing wide. But there's some bad news for Hull boss Bruce. Egypt wing-back Ahmed Elmohamady pulls up with an injury and needs treatment.

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    West Brom 1-0 Southampton

    Saido Berahino looks so sharp. The striker bursts towards Southampton's goal, slips Brown Ideye in but his shot is blocked by a couple of Saints defenders. The visitors look rattled.

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    Newcastle Utd 0-0 Aston Villa

    There was a huge standing ovation before kick off at Newcastle United for substitute Jonas Gutierrez, who is involved in the the first team for the first time in 17 months after battling cancer.

    The hosts are yet to get going on the field though.

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    Man Utd 0-0 Sunderland

    Warning sign for Manchester United. Louis van Gaal's side are left horribly exposed at the back as Sunderland counter when Angel Di Maria is dispossessed.

    Connor Wickham surges forward, has Jermain Defoe to his right, but goes for glory himself. Wickham's low shot almost sneaks in the corner, but United keeper David De Gea is alert to push clear.

    Moments later, Defoe blazes over from the edge of the area. Van Gaal has a bemused, almost shocked, smile.