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Summary

  1. Fellaini with strike across goal, Carrick header
  2. Rooney strike - and boxing celebration
  3. FT Everton 3-0 Newcastle
  4. McCarthy, Lukaku (pen) and Barkley
  5. FT: Chelsea 1-1 Southampton
  6. Chelsea six points clear at top of table

Live Reporting

By Saj Chowdhury and Neil Johnston

All times stated are UK

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  1. Kapow!

    Goals, red cards and knockout goal celebrations. What a day. Chelsea extend their lead at the top of the table, Everton climb away from the relegation danger and Wayne Rooney produces the goal celebration of the season. Thanks for your company. We're back tomorrow for Swansea against Liverpool and the FA Cup replay between Reading and Bradford. Catch you then.

  2. De Gea for Bale?

    BBC Radio 5 live

    606 host Ian Wright: "I think when Real Madrid come in they will get David De Gea and so if Manchester United can do the deal to get Gareth Bale they should do it. De Gea can make saves but Bale can score goals and make assists."

  3. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    What are your favourite football celebrations?

    Jas Singh: Temur Ketsbaia's assault on the hoardings was equal funny, psychotic and passion.

    Seb Walsh: Has to be Tim Cahill's signature corner flag celebration. He came up with the idea without being punched in the head.

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  4. Player reaction

    Everton 3-0 Newcastle

    Everton skipper Phil Jagielka: "We knew we needed to start picking up points and we did that today. Thirty-one points isn't good enough for us but that's what we've got and we need to move on. We are used to seeing ourselves on the first page [of the table], we have been in the bottom half for too long."

  5. Post update

    Everton 3-0 Newcastle

    Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard

    Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard: Great day at the office.

  6. Manager reaction

    Manchester United 3-0 Tottenham

    Manchester United v Tottenham

    Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal: "This was a massive game after losing to Arsenal. Besides the first five minutes we had control of the match, scored beautiful goals and didn't give much away. Arsenal was a big blow but I had a very good feeling when the players showed at training the same spirit as before. I've had 25 years as a manager and I've seen that players after a defeat are not always like that."

  7. Post update

    Manchester United 3-0 Tottenham

    Gary Lineker

    Former England captain

    "Despite all the Wayne Rooney fun, it is rubbish that you can't have a bit of privacy at home. Unless there's a crime, whose business is it?"

    Wayne Rooney defended himself after United's 3-0 win following claims in a national newspaper that he was knocked out at his home while boxing with friend and Sunderland defender Phil Bardsley.

  8. Text us on 81111

    What are your favourite football celebrations?

    Bobby, Fulham: Stuart Pearce after his penalty against Spain in Euro 96.

    Tom, Huddersfield: Mine has to be Jordan Rhodes and the whole Huddersfield Town squad running to the fans at Wembley and jumping into the crowd.

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  9. Manager reaction

    Everton 3-0 Newcastle

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Everton v Newcastle

    Everton manager Roberto Martinez to BBC Radio 5 live: "It was a very, very good performance. Obviously we haven't been getting wins but the performances have been very close. Today we had a very good tempo about our game. We controlled the game very well."

    Ukraine next for Martinez's men. Can they defend a 2-1 lead against Dynamo Kiev on Thursday and advance to the quarter-finals of the Europa League.

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    What are your favourite football celebrations?

    Alex, Aberdeen: Eric Cantona after his wonderful chip against Sunderland, just slowly turns around.

    Tom, Newcastle: How about Berbatov's t-shirt 'Keep calm and pass me the ball'? Brilliant.

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  11. Post update

    Manchester United 3-0 Tottenham

    BBC Sport chief football writer Phil McNulty at Old Trafford

    "Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie joining their children for a game of football on the pitch at a deserted Old Trafford."

  12. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Nick Rodriguez: Newcastle are not the same team without Alan Pardew at the helm. The fans wanted him out and look at their downfall. Palace's gain.

    Mickey Wallis: Still fully expect neither Manchester United or Spurs to regain Champions League football next year. Neither are good enough consistently.

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  13. Manager reaction

    Everton 3-0 Newcastle

    Everton manager Roberto Martinez (left) and Newcastle boss John Carver

    Newcastle boss John Carver: "Even 11 v 11 we were second best, we started brightly, and had a chance of a penalty but we don't get those so that's no surprise. We had our best chances when we went to down 10-man and the loss of Fabricio Coloccini for the next three games is even more disappointing. I've looked at it from four or five angles and I'm not totally convinced. The reaction from the Everton players told me it was something serious but when I've looked at it I wasn't convinced."

  14. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    What are your favourite football celebrations?

    Greg Randles: Ian Wright for West Ham imitating the Paolo Di Canio's push on the referee!

    Rizpey: "Why always me?" That was just pure class by Mario Balotelli.

    OpeOluwa: Bebeto's USA '94 celebration with Romario and Mazinho....best ever!

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  15. Stat attack

    Manchester United 3-0 Tottenham

    Manchester United v Tottenham

    It got better for Tottenham after half-time. But not much. Manchester United finished with a total of 14 shots while Spurs managed six.

  16. Manager reaction

    Manchester United 3-0 Tottenham

    Manchester United v Tottenham

    Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino on substituting Andros Townsend after just 30 minutes: "It was a tactical decision to help us keep the ball better."

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    Jamie Watson: For the first time in nearly two years I've enjoyed watching a Man Utd game! Great first-half, professional second-half.

    Sam Burnett: If Manchester United can play like that for the rest of the season, then top four will be a doddle.

    Teez: Spurs might have to stop relying on one player to carry them all season. Massive clear-out needed.

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  18. Manager reaction

    Manchester United 3-0 Tottenham

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Manchester United v Tottenham

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal on BBC Radio 5 live: "We can be very pleased with the performance, the result and our reaction to the defeat against Arsenal. When you get a blow like that from Arsenal you need a fantastic team spirit and individual spirit, and I saw that.

    "When you score goals, your confidence raises and you can pass more quickly, but Tottenham wanted to play also and you always need two teams who want to play and you have more space to play football.

    "Michael Carrick is not not my second captain for nothing. He is one of the best passes also, not only wide but also forward. We need midfielders who have that passing. When you can also score the second goal you have a big influence in the game."

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    Manchester United 3-0 Tottenham

    Alan, Devon: Harry who? Perhaps Manchester United are not quite as bad as the so called experts would have us believe. Get in there and bring on Liverpool.

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  20. Post update

    Manchester United 3-0 Tottenham

    Next up for Manchester United? Liverpool at Anfield next Sunday. That'll be quiet...

  21. Manager reaction

    Manchester United 3-0 Tottenham

    Manchester United's Wayne Rooney

    Louis van Gaal on Wayne Rooney's goal celebration: "In what a world we live that we are talking about such a thing - that a newspaper paid a lot for a video and I am answering questions about that. What is this world, twisted? I don't want to answer questions about such things."

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    Everton 3-0 Newcastle

    Everton v Newcastle

    Darren, Durham: Getting slightly concerned as a Newcastle fan. We may well get drawn into the relegation fight. So poor at the moment. Can't see where the next point is coming from.

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  23. Post update

    Everton 3-0 Newcastle

    Newcastle are 10 points above the relegation zone with nine games remaining. Still time to be sucked into a battle for survival?

  24. Manager reaction

    Manchester United 3-0 Tottenham

    Manchester Untied v Tottenham

    Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino: "We are disappointed because our performance today was very poor and we have to analyse why. After we conceded the first goal it seemed that the game was finished and we never found a way to damage Manchester United. We were never in the game."

  25. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    What are your favourite football celebrations?

    Daanyaal Nurgat: Ryan Giggs exposing his majestic chest hair against Arsenal.

    Clem Chinoko: Mario Balloteli after scoring against Germany at Euro finals. Jersey out. Chest out. Six pack out.

    David Strover: The Mick Channon 'windmill', loved watching it, was original and never seen it copied since.

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  26. Manager reaction

    Everton 3-0 Newcastle

    Everton midfielder Ross Barkley

    Everton boss Roberto Martinez: "We've been growing during the season to be in a position so that whatever changes you make they will ready to perform. We showed today that we are ready to cope with European demands. I am delighted in the manner we managed the game. We took our chances and we kept a clean sheet and took control of a big occasion because we had to win the game."

  27. Text us on 81111

    What are your favourite football celebrations?

    Dave Smith: It's going back a while, but Sammy Nelson at Highbury mooning the North Bank.

    Nick: The Berbatov shrug is legendary.

    James: Joe Garner's chicken celebration after his 25-yard wonder goal in the play-offs last season.

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  28. Player reaction - Rooney's celebration

    Manchester United 3-0 Tottenham

    Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney

    Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney, speaking to Sky Sports: "That's the world we live in today. It's in my own home, it's not public, it's what friends do - they mess around in the house. It was a couple of mates in a private house, and somehow it's managed to get on the front page of a national newspaper. I've just been focussed on the game, it's more interesting for other people rather than for me. You've seen today, I've done a professional job and helped my team win 3-0."

  29. Player reaction

    Everton 3-0 Newcastle

    Everton forward Romelu Lukaku

    Everton goalscorer Romelu Lukaku: "Everyone was pumped up for this game and as soon as we came on the pitch I thought we would win. It was important to be 2-0 up, Newcastle are a good team going forward and as soon as we got the second we had control of the game."

  30. Post update

    Manchester United 3-0 Tottenham

    Gary Lineker

    Former England captain

    "Manchester United win and Wayne Rooney goes the distance."

    Not seen Wayne Rooney's goal celebration? Wondering what all the fuss is about? Watch it on Match of the Day 2 later. It starts at 22:30 GMT on BBC One except in Scotland where it is on at 23:30 GMT.

  31. Post update

    Manchester United 3-0 Tottenham

    BBC summariser Robbie Savage at Old Trafford on BBC Radio 5 live

    "Manchester United blew Spurs away with front-foot football. You came into the game thinking Tottenham could get something but they have disappointed.

    "I think Spurs are out of the race now. Six points behind United and not playing well. I didn't think they would get in top four anyway but even more so on that performance. I said I think United would finish fifth but after today it is going to go down to the wire."

  32. FULL-TIME

    Everton 3-0 Newcastle

    Great win for Everton ahead of their Europa League trip to Ukraine next week. One win in six league games for Newcastle now.

  33. GOAL

    Everton 3-0 Newcastle - Ross Barkley

    Barkley

    Substitute Ross Barkley puts the icing on Everton's cake as he races on to Christian Atsu pass and slots past te oncoming Tim Krul. Lovely finish from the young midfielder.

  34. FULL-TIME

    Manchester United 3-0 Tottenham

    Knockout display from Wayne Rooney and Manchester United. Louis van Gaal's side move two points behind second-placed neighbours Manchester City.

  35. Post update

    Manchester United 3-0 Tottenham

    Harry Kane has just had his first real sight at goal. He gets his shot away but David De Gea beats his close range effort away. Two additional minutes.

  36. Post update

    Manchester United 3-0 Tottenham

    BBC summariser Robbie Savage at Old Trafford on BBC Radio 5 live

    "Michael Carrick has been the difference today - forward thinking, forward passing. He set up Fellaini and scored his goal. A very, very good afternoon for Carrick, who would be one of the first names on the team sheet when he is fit."

  37. CLOSE!

    Everton 2-0 Newcastle

    Kone

    Big chance for Arouna Kone to make it 3-0 at Goodison but Tim Krul comes rushing off his line to frustrate the Everton striker. Kone should have done better.

  38. SUBSTITUTION

    Manchester United 3-0 Tottenham

    Another rare sighting at Old Trafford after Radamel Falcao and Emmanuel Adebayor. On comes Rafael for Michael Carrick.

  39. FIVE MINUTES TO GO

    Manchester United 3-0 Tottenham

    Sounds as though Newcastle fans are far from happy. Total opposite at Old Trafford. Each touch by a player in a red shirt is being cheered. It's almost like the United of old.

  40. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Everton 2-0 Newcastle

    Ross Arnett: Everton have far from deserved their lead but Newcastle's few mistakes have been punished.

    David Penn: Newcastle, as usual, making poor opposition look like world beaters. And the captain sent off. No pressure though, eh Carver?

    David Ljunggren: The only good point about this humiliating Newcastle performance is that it cuts Carver's chances of getting the manager's job.

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  41. SUBSTITUTION

    Manchester United 3-0 Tottenham

    Huge applause as Radamel Falcao comes on for Marouane Fellaini. I'm guesssing the cheers were for Fellaini's contribution rather than Falcao's introduction.

  42. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Rooney

    What are your favourite football celebrations?

    Dennis Waithera: Samuel Eto'o imitating an old man will be my highlight of best celebrations of all time.

    Mark Parsons: Has to be Marco Tardelli's scream when he scored for Italy to win the 1982 World Cup - gets me every time!

    Sarah Morgan: Best celebration has to be Democratic Republic of Congo keeper Robert Kidiaba rowing himself across pitch on bum!

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  43. SUBSTITUTION

    Manchester United 3-0 Tottenham

    Emmanuel Adebayor is on for Tottenham. A rare appearance this season for the striker after replacing Nacer Chadli. Can Adebayor make a late impact?

  44. Post update

    Manchester United 3-0 Tottenham

    BBC summariser Robbie Savage at Old Trafford on BBC Radio 5 live

    "Andreas Pereira has got good technique and he has got quick feet but physically he is not the biggest or strongest. But what Van Gaal will do is give you a chance, he has shown that this season with Tyler Blackett and Paddy McNair."

  45. GREAT SAVE!

    Everton 2-0 Newcastle

    Tim Howard's form has been a bit dodgy lately but the Everton keeper produces a fine low diving stop to deny Moussa Sissoko. Time running out for Newcastle.

  46. SUBSTITUTION

    Manchester United 3-0 Tottenham

    United are coasting so they send on 19-year-old Andreas Pereira for his Premeir League debut. Juan Mata gets a standing ovation as he trudges off.

  47. Text us on 81111

    What are your favourite football celebrations?

    Olly Saunders, Holloway: Craig Bellamy's golf swing after his run in with John Arne Riise.

    Raj, Wolverhampton: Best celebration has to be Jurgen Klinsmann's diving celebration. Only he could make that funny.

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  48. YELLOW CARD

    Manchester United 3-0 Tottenham

    Bad day for Danny Rose. The Tottenham defender has been given the run about and he's now just been booked for a foul on Ander Herrera. Into the final 15 minute at Old Trafford.

  49. Post update

    Everton 2-0 Newcastle

    BBC summariser Trevor Sinclair at Goodison on Radio 5 live sports extra

    "Everton are looking after the ball well, they are being patient and will try and take opportunities as they come but there is no need to force it now."

  50. SUBSTITUTION

    Everton 2-0 Newcastle

    Newcastle midfielder Jonas Gutierrez, who has recently returned to action after beating cancer, has just received a standing ovation after coming on for Emmanuel Riviere. Nice touch at Goodison Park.

  51. Post update

    Manchester United 3-0 Tottenham

    BBC summariser Robbie Savage at Old Trafford on BBC Radio 5 live

    "What Manchester United have done today is take chances, be brave and try things. This United team has been too pedestrian all season. The difference in performance today has been incredible really."

  52. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    What are your favourite football celebrations?

    The Raph: Roger Milla, Italia '90, need I say more?

    Graeme Pritchard: Always used to enjoy Kenwyn Jones' somersault for Sunderland, mainly because it was a Sunderland striker actually scoring.

    Lee Clarke: Luis Suarez's 'dive' celebration in front of David Moyes. Pure comedy.

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  53. CLOSE!

    Manchester United 3-0 Tottenham

    Ander Herrera thumps Tottenham's side netting after meeting a cross into the area. It prompts more movement on the Spurs bench. Things have got so bad that Emmanuel Adebayor is now warming up.

  54. SUBSTITUTION

    Manchester United 3-0 Tottenham

    Hang on, Phil. There's a substitution coming up but it's a Spurs change as Erik Lamela replaces Ryan Mason.

  55. Post update

    Manchester United 3-0 Tottenham

    BBC Sport chief football writer Phil McNulty at Old Trafford

    "Not quite as chaotic from Spurs as in the first half - how could it be? - but Manchester United in complete command. Will manager Louis van Gaal take the opportunity to give Radamel Falcao a chance to boost his fragile confidence with the game effectively over?"

  56. Post update

    Manchester United 3-0 Tottenham

    Manchester United trying to engineer a fourth goal. Daley Blind, in space just outside the Spurs area, tries to fashion a chance for Wayne Rooney but over hits his pass and Hugo Lloris gathers.

  57. Post update

    Manchester United 3-0 Tottenham

    BBC summariser Robbie Savage at Old Trafford on BBC Radio 5 live

    "Spurs are playing with more intensity and they are getting higher up the park and getting close to United.

    "If I was Spurs boss Pochettino I would make a point and take Kyle Walker off and play Ben Davies, he has been that bad. They are all good players on this pitch and I just can't understand why they have been so lackadaisical."

  58. RED CARD - Newcastle's Fabricio Coloccini

    Everton 2-0 Newcastle

    Coloccini

    It goes from bad to worse for Newcastle. Moments after falling 2-0 behind they are reduced to 10 men as Fabricio Coloccini is shown a straight red for hacking down Aaron Lennon.

  59. Post update

    Everton 2-0 Newcastle

    BBC summariser Trevor Sinclair at Goodison on Radio 5 live sports extra

    "A very confident penalty by Romelu Lukaku and, at 2-0, I find it very hard for Newcastle to get back into this if it continues to go in the same direction. Good industry by Aaron Lennon to win the spot-kick."

  60. GOAL

    Everton 2-0 Newcastle - Romelu Lukaku (56 mins)

    Lukaku

    Easy does it. Tim Krul waves his arms in the air to try to distract Romelu Lukaku but the Everton striker keeps his composure to send the Dutch keeper the wrong way. The Toffees are well on their way to a rare league win.

  61. Post update

    Manchester United 3-0 Tottenham

    Kane

    It's just not Harry Kane's day. He hasn't had a chance to add to his 16 Premier League goals and now he's just ended up on his backside while trying to win back possession. A huge roar from United fans.

  62. PENALTY TO EVERTON

    Everton 1-0 Newcastle

    Yoan Gouffran gets it all wrong and brings down Aaron Lennon.

  63. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    What are your favourite football celebrations?

    Jubair Ahmed: Jimmy Bullard at Hull City is still up there, recreating Phil Brown's half time blast. Legend

    Christophe Talbotski: Gazza vs Scotland, Euro 96. Beginning and end of discussion, and although I hate that phrase, it's valid here.

    Gregory Mandapat: Cuauhtemoc Blanco and his archer celebration is still one of my all-time favourites.

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  64. Post update

    Everton 1-0 Newcastle

    Better from Newcastle. They win a free-kick just outside the Everton area and Ryan Taylor whips it narrowly over the bar. All to play for at Goodison Park.

  65. Post update

    Manchester United 3-0 Tottenham

    Rooney

    Still all Manchester United. Wayne Rooney creates space for himself just outside the area and lines up a shot...he pulls the trigger...it flies into the back of the Stretford End.

  66. Rooney a knockout

    Manchester United 3-0 Tottenham

    Former cruiserweight and heavyweight champion David Haye tweeted: "Next time you're in London Wayne Rooney pop to my gym, I'll show you some useful defence and head movement."

    Boxer Tony Bellew added: "Brilliant celebration by Wayne Rooney. Never take yourself too seriously and learn to laugh at everything! Even yourself."

    Promoter Barry Hearn tweeted: "One of the great celebrations of all time. Well done Wayne Rooney."

  67. Celtic win Scottish League Cup

    Celtic

    It's all over. Celtic have won the 2015 Scottish League Cup final following a 2-0 victory over Dundee United at Hampden Park.

    Kris Commons scored the opener in the first half and James Forrest grabbed the second in the 79th minute. Dundee United had Sean Dillon sent off 11 minutes into the second half.

    You can get all the reaction to the win in our live text commentary here.

  68. SUBSTITUTION

    Everton 1-0 Newcastle

    One change for Newcastle. Midfielder Gabriel Obertan is off and striker Ayoze Perez IS ON.

  69. KICK-OFF

    We're back under way at Old Trafford and Goodison Park.

  70. As it stands

    Manchester United are currently two points behind second-placed Manchester City in the 'as it stands' table, while Everton are six points above the relegation zone. But what's going to happen in the next 45 minutes? Here come the teams.

  71. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Abbas Mustan: Full credit to Spurs to get Manchester United over the loss to Arsenal. Go Spurs go.

    Isaac Wolofar: Carrick (n). [kar-rick] ~ The most underrated player of his generation. Five Premier League titles, one Champions League among others.

    Mike W: Man United have dominated so much you could have two wheelie bins in defence. Spurs haven't had a sniff.

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  72. Manager reaction

    Chelsea 1-1 Southampton

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho on Match of the Day: "About the penalty? My opinion is not important. It's the referee's decision and the pundits' opinions."

    When asked again: "My feeling that penalty for Chelsea in our favour - impossible to be given. My clear feeling."

    On the performance: "Ramires improved the team. He gave complete stability and we had control over their counter attack. After that they stayed back. We deserved to score. The team needed stability to perform again and Ramires brought that stability.

    "I agree with Chelsea not winning at home is not a good result, but we had a five-point lead before the match and afterwards we have a six-point lead."

  73. Manager reaction

    Chelsea 1-1 Southampton

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho on Sky Sports:

    "Yesterday we had five points more than second, now we have six points more and one fewer match to play. It Makes our situation better than before the game. It's positive rather than negative. The performance until the penalty, the team was stable and was playing, not amazingly well, but with control. Towards the end of the first half we lost control.

    "When Ramires came on he stopped the counter attack. We created lots of chances in the second half to win the game. We were unlucky we couldn't score. I didn't like the moment after the penalty - the remaining minutes of the first half. When you are winning 1-0 you are on top, then they get a penalty and the opponent gets confidence. We were anxious to react to 1-1.

    "In the second half the players had the desire, the mentality and stability - we created more stability than we had in the last matches."

  74. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Manchester United 3-0 Tottenham

    We're going to hear an awful lot more about Wayne Rooney's goal celebration. It was almost as entertaining as his goal. But what are your favourite football celebrations? Who has made you laugh while celebrating a goal and why? Contact us via #BBCfootball on Twitter, via Facebook or text in on 81111 (UK only).

  75. Post update

    Everton 1-0 Newcastle

    BBC summariser Trevor Sinclair at Goodison on Radio 5 live sports extra

    Newcastle

    "It's been a very even game, Newcastle have shown they have come here to get a result and with better quality in the final third they might have scored."

  76. Text us on 81111

    Matt in Essex: Get Falcao on second half - sort the lad's confidence out in a game where there looks to be nothing to lose.

    Steve, Swindon: I'd almost forgotten what it was like to be a Spurs fan. Normal service resumed.

    Duncan, Kennington: Man United still with an outside squeak for the title? Stranger things...

    Apoorv: Herrera and Mata both play twice as well when they play together. Great understanding.

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  77. Post update

    Manchester United 3-0 Tottenham

    BBC summariser Robbie Savage at Old Trafford on BBC Radio 5 live

    "This half has been, I believe, one of Manchester United's best performances of the season. And that is without Angel Di Maria, their record signing.

    "They have been on the front foot. What Michael Carrick does is he gets the ball in an area where the forwards can make their runs and he can play the ball forward. That first goal shows how much influence he has on this team. Harry Kane has not had a look in with Chris Smalling marking him."

  78. Knockout

    Manchester United 3-0 Tottenham

    Usain Bolt and Manchester United

    Usain Bolt knows how to celebrate a gold medal. He'll have been impressed with Wayne Rooney's boxing classic after scoring the third. Pity he's not at Old Trafford to see it...

  79. Post update

    Manchester United 3-0 Tottenham

    BBC Sport chief football writer Phil McNulty at Old Trafford

    Blind

    "Perfect first half for Manchester United and manager Louis van Gaal - pace, high-tempo, goals and a classic celebration from Wayne Rooney after scoring the third. Spurs are left with nothing other than damage limitation and that was not part of the plan on a day they started with hopes of moving closer to the top four."

  80. HALF-TIME

    Everton 1-0 Newcastle

  81. HALF-TIME

    Manchester United 3-0 Tottenham

    The half ends with Wayne Rooney cuttting inside and unleashing a ferocious shot that flies just wide of Tottenham's post. A huge roar as United's players head for the dressing room.

  82. Post update

    Everton 1-0 Newcastle

    Gibson

    Newcastle have started to come back into the game at Goodison and the Everton defence are starting to look a bit shaky. Roberto Martinez needs to get his side into the dressing room and calm them down a bit.

  83. Post update

    Manchester United 3-0 Tottenham

    Gary Lineker

    Former England captain

    "Terrific finish from Wayne Rooney and an even better celebration. If this were a boxing match they'd have stopped it by now."

  84. Post update

    Manchester United 3-0 Tottenham

    Tottenham

    Tottenham's players look shell-shocked. They can't wait for the half-time whistle. Still another two minutes to go.

  85. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Nayan Wages: Tottenham just got KO'd by Rooney.

    Stuart Mitchell: Man Utd's best start to a game since SAF retired. This is awesome to watch.

    Dominic O'Caollai: United having all the ball and all the play in midfield. Naive from Pochettino to play like this in Old Trafford.

    Chris Baldwin: Kyle Walker living proof that just because you're fast, doesn't mean you're any good. Always been a liability defensively.

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  86. Post update

    Manchester United 3-0 Tottenham

    BBC Sport chief football writer Phil McNulty at Old Trafford

    Rooney

    "Great goal celebration from Wayne Rooney - mocking the footage of him being knocked out in a kitchen scrap with Phil Bardsley. Manchester United have been outstanding but this display from Spurs has been nothing short of pathetic. It was a fine run and finish by Rooney for United's third but he was almost ushered towards goal by the Spurs defence. Old Trafford, for once this season, is in raptures.

  87. Post update

    Manchester United 3-0 Tottenham

    They'll be talking about Wayne Rooney's goal for weeks. They'll be talking about his celebration for years.

  88. Post update

    Manchester United 3-0 Tottenham

    Kane

    What on earth has happened to Tottenham? Wayne Rooney has another chance to extend the lead even further but sends his shot wide of the post from Marouane Fellaini's cross.

  89. Post update

    Everton 1-0 Newcastle

    Newcastle fans haven't had much to cheer since that early Mike Williamson chance, but Sammy Ameobi charges into the box and his shot is blocked by the lunging Antolin Alcaraz.

  90. Scottish League Cup final

    It's still 1-0 to Celtic and Dundee United's hopes of getting back into the match have been blunted by Sean Dillon's sending off. The captain was shown a straight red for a studs-up challenge on Emilio Izaguirre.

    You can watch the match and follow the live text commentary of the game here.

  91. Post update

    Manchester United 3-0 Tottenham

    BBC summariser Robbie Savage at Old Trafford on BBC Radio 5 live

    "Wayne Rooney's celebration, he just fell to the floor like he was knocked out. Great celebration.

    "Pochettino took Andros Townsend off but he could have taken off any of those Spurs players as they have been woeful.

    "I feel bit sorry for Spurs fans because they always give them hope 'can we get into that top four' but they never do it."

  92. GOAL

    Manchester United 3-0 Tottenham - Wayne Rooney (34 mins)

    Rooney

    Knockout blow? Shocking by Nabil Bentaleb as he gifts Wayne Rooney possession close to the halfway line. Rooney charges at the Spurs defence. Past one defender and another before firing beyond Hugo Lloris. A brilliant goal by the England striker. His celebration is just as impressive as he punches the air like a boxer before falling over in response to newspaper reports he was knocked out while boxing with Phil Bardsley in his own home.

  93. Post update

    Manchester United 2-0 Tottenham

    BBC summariser Robbie Savage at Old Trafford on BBC Radio 5 live

    "Spurs have been woeful, they can't get to grips with the 4-1-4-1 formation. I think Nacer Chadli is going to go onto the right-hand side and Mousa Dembele go into a central area. They will probably change to a 4-2-3-1 to offer some protection to the woeful back four."

  94. Post update

    Manchester United 2-0 Tottenham

    That five-match unbeaten record Tottenham have against Manchester United? The one everyone was talking about before kick-off? It's going out of the window unless the visitors can do something very special.

  95. Post update

    Everton 1-0 Newcastle

    BBC summariser Trevor Sinclair at Goodison on Radio 5 live Sports Extra

    "Newcastle left-back Ryan Taylor has a problem now. He's up against one of the quickest players on the pitch in Aaron Lennon and he has an early yellow card."

  96. SUBSTITUTION

    Manchester United 2-0 Tottenham

    Mauricio Pochettino has had enough. Andros Townsend, who is not injured, is hauled off as the Spurs boss tries to get a grip on this game. Mousa Dembele is thrown into the action.

  97. Post update

    Manchester United 2-0 Tottenham

    BBC summariser Robbie Savage at Old Trafford on BBC Radio 5 live

    "Jan Vertonghen and Eric Dier have been all over the place. Kyle Walker has not woken up yet. People are saying Danny Rose might be the best English left-back but not on today's performance."

  98. Post update

    Manchester United 2-0 Tottenham

    So close to 3-0 for United. Marouane Fellaini is having one of his best games in a red shirt. He's on another powerful run which ends in him fizzing the ball across the six-yard area which Danny Rose only just clears before Juan Mata can pounce.

  99. Post update

    Manchester United 2-0 Tottenham

    BBC summariser Robbie Savage at Old Trafford on BBC Radio 5 live

    "Again it's that man Fellaini causing havoc in the box. He wins the initial header and it comes to Michael Carrick who puts it into the the corner where there is no defender on the line. You have to question the Spurs defending again. Nacer Chadli should have gone back on the post but he didn't and Hugo Lloris had no chance."

  100. Text us on 81111

    Andrew, Richhill: Great start from Manchester United. Just like the good old days under Fergie: starting fast and scoring goals inside the first 20 minutes of games at Old Trafford. Great to finally see United playing with a bit of purpose and intent.

    Ryan Pope, Bridgend: Missed the second goal as well now. Trying to stream from labour ward and partner keeps having contractions. After that goal, baby Carrick?

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  101. Post update

    Everton 1-0 Newcastle

    Everton are good value for their lead. Relegation worries? Not on the evidence of this performance so far.

  102. Post update

    Everton 1-0 Newcastle

    BBC summariser Trevor Sinclair at Goodison on Radio 5 live Sports Extra

    "Newcastle defender Mike Williamson and Tim Krul were having a long debate about that goal."

  103. Post update

    Manchester United 2-0 Tottenham

    BBC Sport chief football writer Phil McNulty at Old Trafford

    "All one way so far - Manchester United's fast start has left Spurs ragged and threatening to be over-run. It is the sort of display (albeit in its early stages) that Old Trafford has witnessed on too few occasions this season and United's fans are revelling in it."

  104. GOAL

    Everton 1-0 Newcastle - James McCarthy (20 Mins)

    James McCarthy

    A lay off from Romelu Lukaku, collected by James McCarthy, who lets fly with a crisp strike from 20 yards. It is a decent low effort but Newcastle Tim Krul gets it all wrong, heading off in the wrong direction. McCarthy's first goal of the season.

  105. GOAL

    Manchester United 2-0 Tottenham - Michael Carrick (19 mins)

    Carrick

    It's the Michael Carrick and Marouane Fellaini show at Old Trafford. A corner is whipped into the Spurs penalty area and Fellaini is up to power a header towards goal. It is only half cleared and Carrick, standing 12 yards out, nods the ball over a sea of heads and into the net.

  106. Post update

    Manchester United 1-0 Tottenham

    Kyle Walker's backpass falls well short of Hugo Lloris and it requires Jan Vertonghen's intervention to mop up.

  107. Post update

    Manchester United 1-0 Tottenham

    BBC Sport chief football writer Phil McNulty at Old Trafford

    "Manchester United have penned Spurs back with some high-tempo football and Old Trafford has responded. Marouane Fellaini's goal was not only a fine finish by the Belgian but also a perfect example of what Michael Carrick offers Louis van Gaal's team with a pass of great precision and composure."

  108. Post update

    Everton 0-0 Newcastle

    Lukaku

    More pressure from Everton, who work the ball out to Romelu Lukaku on the right but his fizzing centre across the six-yard line is cleared for a corner. Tim Krul punches the resulting set-piece away.

  109. Post update

    Manchester United 1-0 Tottenham

    Tottenham - and Harry Kane - have yet to have a sniff at United's goal. Juan Mata is making a real impact threading some lovely passes and creating space. Spurs don't know how to handle him.

  110. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Rob Meech: Great finish by Fellaini from a perfectly weighted pass by Carrick. Man Utd really miss him when he's absent.

    Ben Turner: Take Harry Kane out of the equation (as United are trying to do) and Spurs become exposed as a very average team.

    Kuntal Majumdar: Fellaini not scoring from a header. This United team is upside down. LVG out.

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  111. Post update

    Everton 0-0 Newcastle

    BBC summariser Trevor Sinclair at Goodison on Radio 5 live Sports Extra

    "The game is becoming very stretched here early on. It gives an advantage to the athletes on either side."

  112. Post update

    Manchester United 1-0 Tottenham

    You don't see Marouane Fellaini score like that too often. A fine left-foot finish and a real collector's item. Tottenham are on the back-foot.

  113. Post update

    Manchester United 1-0 Tottenham

    BBC summariser Robbie Savage at Old Trafford on BBC Radio 5 live

    "What a ball from Michael Carrick. Back in the team and his first thought is to play the ball forward. What a finish from Fellaini. You have to ask questions of goalkeeper Hugo Lloris - he has dived with his foot.

    "But great play by Carrick. If Daley Blind was in that area they wouldn't have scored the goal as he would have played it sideways."

  114. GOAL

    Manchester United 1-0 Tottenham - Marouane Fellaini (9 mins)

    Fellaini

    Great start by Manchester United. And a superb composed finish by Marouane Fellaini. The Belgian is played through by Michael Carrick's superb ball but still has work to do. He beats Hugo Lloris with a low shot across the Spurs keeper.

  115. Post update

    Everton 0-0 Newcastle

    Chance at the other end for Everton as Romelu Lukaku cuts in from the right, but his shot is easily gathered by Tim Krul. And a minute or so later he tries again, and draws another save from the Newcastle goalkeeper. Bright opening at Goodison.

  116. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Matt Cartwright: Rooney is bound to score against Spurs just so he can do some kind of boxing celebration.

    Michael Blighe: Looking at Newcastle's next few games, today's match against an out-of-sorts Everton is probably our best shot at some points.

    David Penn: John Carver telling the players there's no pressure on them summarises the malaise there's been around Newcastle this season

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  117. Scottish League Cup final

    Into the second half now and it remains Dundee United 0-1 Celtic - with Kris Commons's first-half strike still separating the teams.

    You can follow - and indeed watch - that match on our separate live text commentary.

  118. CLOSE!

    Everton 0-0 Newcastle

    Chance for Newcastle from an early corner as Tim Howard saves Gabriel Obertan's close-range shot and then James McCarthy blocks Mike Williamson's rebound, with the Newcastle defender appealing for handball. Not given by referee Martin Atkinson.

  119. Post update

    Manchester United 0-0 Tottenham

    Robbie Savage

    Old Trafford on BBC Radio 5 live

    "Phil Jones and Chris Smalling, yes they are big and strong and athletic but questions have to be asked defensively. On the ball I think they are one of the worst parings Manchester United have ever had. If United do not invest in one or two new centre-backs then there is something seriously wrong with the scouting network at this club."

  120. Post update

    Manchester United 0-0 Tottenham

    First shot in anger at Old Trafford comes from Ashley Young but it's all too easy for Hugo Lloris. Then a needless corner for Spurs after Phil Jones' intended backpass goes horribly wrong.

  121. Post update

    Manchester United 0-0 Tottenham

    Phil McNulty

    BBC Sport chief football writer at Old Trafford

    "England manager Roy Hodgson has taken his seat in the Old Trafford directors' box and will be watching two strikers who will feature heavily in his thoughts as he prepares to name his squad for the Euro 2016 qualifier against Lithuania at Wembley and the friendly in Italy later this month - captain for club and country Wayne Rooney and Tottenham's Harry Kane.

    "Tottenham have also been talking up the claims of left-back Danny Rose as a potential challenger to the likes of Leighton Baines, Luke Shaw and Kieran Gibbs. No doubt he will also be keen to check on the progress of Manchester United defensive duo of Phil Jones and Chris Smalling."

  122. KICK-OFF

    We're under way at Old Trafford and Goodison Park.

  123. Text us on 81111

    Manchester United v Tottenham (16:00 GMT)

    Peter, Rochdale: I was at the United U21 game on Tuesday and Falcao's performance was dreadful. He looked laboured and totally devoid of pace. Get rid!

    Narek: At Old Trafford today, and seeing Phil Jones and Chris Smalling partner up in defence, I am sure, boosts the Spurs players' confidence.

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  124. Post update

    Manchester United v Tottenham (16:00 GMT)

    Robbie Savage

    Old Trafford on BBC Radio 5 live

    "I don't think Falcao has had a real run in the team that's sufficient enough to prove himself. Not putting him on when you are a goal behind, he might as well go back to Monaco because I think his days are numbered here."

  125. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Manchester United v Tottenham (16:00 GMT)

    Freddie Stewart: Louis van Gaal just branded fourth place a trophy. Welcome to the wilderness, United fans.

    Anthony Duhig: Every time I see a Manchester United team selection at least one LVG decision leaves me mystified. Mata playing right wing?

    Adams Ede: Just looking at both line-ups. Harry Kane must be smiling from ear to ear.

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  126. "Players unsettled at United"

    Manchester United v Tottenham (16:00 GMT)

    Former England defender Danny Mills

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Van Gaal

    "Louis van Gaal has an exceptional record. It's obvious that he rubs people up in the wrong way, and whether that is a completely happy camp, I would doubt it. You can tell by the body language of the players. There seems to be something very unsettled about the United players. Van Gaal is getting a lot of stick, but Jose Mourinho finished third last year, and he seemed to get away with it."

  127. Manager reaction

    Chelsea 1-1 Southampton

    Southampton manager Ronald Koeman:

    "It's always difficult to get a good result against Chelsea. The second half was a little bit different to the first.

    "The first 45 minutes we had the best chances to score. In the second half, we had more difficulties to keep the ball. To get a good result against Chelsea you need luck.

    "We needed a great goalkeeper and we had that today. It was a penalty and the referee made a good decision in the moment."

  128. LINE-UPS

    Manchester United v Tottenham (16:00 GMT)

    Man Utd XI: De Gea, Valencia, Jones, Smalling, Blind, Carrick, Herrera, Mata, Fellaini, Young, Rooney.

    Tottenham XI: Lloris, Walker, Dier, Vertonghen, Rose, Bentaleb, Mason, Chadli, Eriksen, Townsend, Kane.

  129. LINE-UPS

    Everton v Newcastle (16:00 GMT)

    Everton XI: Howard, Baines, Jagielka, Alcaraz, Coleman, McCarthy, Gibson, Lennon, Osman, Kone, Lukaku.

    Newcastle XI: Krul, Janmaat, Coloccini, Williamson, R.Taylor, Colback, Sissoko, Obertan, Gouffran, Ameobi, Riviere.

  130. Six of the best?

    Manchester United v Tottenham (16:00 GMT)

    Tottenham

    Will it be six of the best for Tottenham?

  131. Manager reaction

    Everton v Newcastle (16:00 GMT)

    Newcastle John Carver manager on being without suspended striker Papiss Cisse: "I got all the strikers together this week and told them they all have an opportunity. When Yoan Gouffran signed for us it was as a centre-forward and he keeps telling me that, so he has an opportunity today. We need someone to step up and score goals for us. Having Jack Colback back is huge for us. He's a massive character. I watched Everton on Thursday, they have a top manager and they are playing some good stuff. They showed great character to come back against Dynamo Kiev."

  132. Manager reaction

    Everton v Newcastle (16:00 GMT)

    Everton boss Roberto Martinez: "Newcastle are a real threat because they have really good experience, they are competitive and always come up with a way of being really strong. They will be fresh, very much on the front foot and try to stop us from playing. It should be an open game and it is one we are looking forward to after [beating Dynamo Kiev] on Thursday."

  133. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Chelsea 1-1 Southampton

    John Southworth: Chelsea really lack players coming off the bench and making an impact, you really need those for a long hard season.

    Gully: It's not about getting loads of points, it's about getting more than the team in second. This weekend we got more than Man City.

    Firas: Let's not kid ourselves, Chelsea only turned up in the second half. Fair result.

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  134. Post update

    Manchester United v Tottenham (16:00 GMT)

    BBC Sport chief football writer Phil McNulty at Old Trafford

    "Juan Mata is back in Manchester United's side to maybe add some of the guile after the slegdehammer tactics that failed to break Arsenal in the latter stages of Monday's FA Cup defeat here. Marouane Fellaini and Chris Smalling ended up playing together up front in the final stages - the very definition of desperation."

  135. "United's real test will be next year"

    Manchester United v Tottenham (16:00 GMT)

    Former Blackburn striker Chris Sutton

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "Manchester United are still doing alright for a team that hasn't performed well. Louis van Gaal's track record means you have to give him time. He took over a club in disarray. OK the signings haven't been great, but they can still finish in the top four. Next year will be the real test. But they still haven't found a way of playing."

  136. Post update

    Manchester United v Tottenham (16:00 GMT)

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal on bouncing back from the FA Cup defeat to Arsenal: "When you lose you have to react. On the training ground, the players have already reacted very well. Now we have to react in a match. This is the first match of our rat race with the others teams (chasing Champions League spots). Against your competitors it's important to win."

  137. Post update

    Chelsea 1-1 Southampton

    David Pleat

    Former Tottenham manager on BBC Radio 5 live

    "Chelsea hoisted the ball into the box late on but Southampton have resisted the pressure and just about deserve their point. Fraser Forster made some good saves but the defenders played well in front of him.

    "Southampton played some excellent football in the first-half playing through midfield, but played it longer to Shane Long after half-time.

    "Chelsea held the ascendancy in the second half but have just been unable to score. They just couldn't find that incisive pass to create the chances and when they did get the chances they misfired."

  138. Text us on 81111

    Chelsea 1-1 Southampton

    Luke H: Jose Mourinho has to take a lot of the blame for Chelsea not winning. Oscar was poor today as Mourinho left him on for so long that Loic Remy and Juan Cuadrado didn't have enough time to make an impact.

    Katy, London: What a great time to be a Saints fan! Such heart, such composure!

    Josh: When was the last time Chelsea played well in a game Ramires played in?

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  139. PLAYER REACTION

    Chelsea 1-1 Southampton

    Forster

    Southampton goalkeeper Fraser Forster: "They really came at us in the second half. In the second half we knew we would have to defend. Getting a point here is massive."

  140. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Manchester United v Tottenham (16:00 GMT)

    Plenty of reaction to the team Louis van Gaal has selected.

    Nitin R Menon: LVG? What has Rafael got to do to start a game? Why is Valencia starting all the time? Wasn't he filling in at right-back?

    Nathan Hingley: Was hoping Januzaj and Rafael would start. Good to see Juan Mata start. Fellaini better as a sub.

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  141. No repeat

    Everton v Newcastle United (16:00 GMT)

    Newcastle

    This is Newcastle's first away game in the Premier League since they were hammered 5-0 at Manchester City.

  142. Cover story

    Everton v Newcastle (16:00 GMT)

    Everton

    The cover of Everton's programme spells out where their priorities lie. The Toffees might be doing well in the Europa League but they are just three points off relegation in the Premier League.

  143. Should Kane play for England's U21s?

    Manchester United v Tottenham (16:00 GMT)

    Former Blackburn striker Chris Sutton

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "If I was Mauricio Pochettino of course I would want Harry Kane to be resting this summer. But you want him to play because you want a feel good factor in the national team. I can see both sides of the argument, but why don't we ask Harry Kane what he thinks?

    "I could understand if after the intensity of his first full Premier League season, he might want to put his feet up. It's a tough one. But if there was a ruling that says all players have to play, then things would be for the better."

  144. Should Kane play for England's U21s?

    Manchester United v Tottenham (16:00 GMT)

    Former England defender Danny Mills

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "Mauricio Pochettino will put Harry Kane under big pressure not to go, but if you look at the Spanish, or the Germans, all their players have all played in U21 tournaments in the summer. It gives them great experience and makes them better players.

    "When you are 19, 20, 21, you can run all day - you don't need that much of a break. A couple of weeks on a beach somewhere maybe. We have to create a culture that makes players want to go and play for the U21s, because the players on the continent are desperate to be involved."

  145. Post update

    Manchester United v Tottenham (16:00 GMT)

    Tottenham striker Harry Kane is searching for his 17th Premier League goal of the season. Will he get it at Old Trafford?

  146. Post update

    Manchester United v Tottenham (16:00 GMT)

    Daily Telegraph football correspondent Henry Winter: Van Gaal in the Manchester United programme says Radamel Falcao "has struggled with his form" but it "won't be long until he's showing everybody the talent we know he has".

  147. Post update

    Manchester United v Tottenham (16:00 GMT)

    BBC Sport chief football writer Phil McNulty at Old Trafford

    "Manchester United's route map for the rest of the season is clear after the FA Cup quarter-final exit at home to Arsenal on Monday - top four or bust.

    "They face a Tottenham team with similar ambitions here at Old Trafford as they currently stand three points behind fourth-placed United, separated by Liverpool and Southampton.

    "United manager Louis van Gaal, in his programme notes, repeats his claim that the battle for the top four is a "rat race" - and the race is getting increasingly frantic."

  148. Post update

    Reaction from Stamford Bridge coming up but now it's time to focus on our two 16:00 GMT games.

  149. Post update

    Chelsea 1-1 Southampton

    Southampton move up to sixth in the table after a tremendous performance. But Spurs will climb back above them if they avoid defeat at Manchester United. Action from Old Trafford coming up.

  150. FULL-TIME

    Chelsea 1-1 Southampton

    Cahill

    Chelsea drop two points but still extend their lead at the top to six points after an incredible match.

  151. Post update

    Chelsea 1-1 Southampton

    Southampton's defence has been outstanding. It's bodies on the line stuff. Eden Hazard loses his balance...and possession.

  152. Post update

    Chelsea 1-1 Southampton

    Chelsea are on the charge again...

  153. Post update

    Chelsea 1-1 Southampton

    Amazing stuff from Fraser Forster. Four minutes of added time.

  154. CLOSE!

    Chelsea 1-1 Southampton

    Fabregas

    Brilliant one-handed save by Fraser Forster at his near post to keep out Cesar Azpilicueta. From the corner Loic Remy is denied by the keeper. The ball falls to John Terry. Bang. Blocked. The Chelsea defender then lashes the rebound wide.

  155. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Chelsea 1-1 Southampton

    Paul Moore: Southampton have defended amazingly today. Credit to them and their manager. Chelsea are knocking but not full pelt.

    Munaldinho: Chelsea trying to walk the ball in the net, very frustrating. They have to be more adventurous and take chances.

    Ronaldo Burgundy: What price a dodgy Chelsea penalty?

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  156. Post update

    Chelsea 1-1 Southampton

    One minute plus stoppages for Southampton to hold out and climb up to sixth in the table.

  157. Text us on 81111

    Chelsea 1-1 Southampton

    Derek, Writtle: Chelsea fans constantly bleating about the world being against them. It's exactly the sort of siege mentality that served Manchester United and Sir Alex Ferguson so well for over twenty years.

    Chris, Nottingham: Love that old trick of taking a player off when they've avoided a dismissal. I actually see it as being quite polite to the other team in removing that player from the game anyway. Guess that doesn't really make Southampton feel any better with Ramires coming on.

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