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Michael Emons, Tom Rostance and Phil Dawkes

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  1. Post update

    That's a wrap for us on this page though - see you again tomorrow for Sunday's action.

  2. Post update

    Burnley 0-1 Arsenal

    The players are just emerging down the narrow Turf Moor tunnel. Can Arsenal pick up the three points? Or will Burnley bounce back?

    You can follow minute-by-minute updates on that game in a separate page - click here to follow action from Turf Moor.

  3. Player reaction on Twitter

    Tottenham 0-1 Aston Villa

  4. The relegation run-ins


    Stoke v Sunderland

    Sunderland v Southampton

    Everton v Sunderland

    Sunderland v Leicester

    Arsenal v Sunderland

    Chelsea v Sunderland

    Hull's run-in is frightening, and Sunderland's isn't much easier on the eye. A home game with Leicester is filed under the 'six-pointer' banner and two away games at Chelsea and Arsenal to finish would put the frighteners on most teams.


    Burnley 0-1 Arsenal

    Aaron Ramsey's early goal has put Arsenal 1-0 up at Turf Moor in the late game.

    You can follow minute-by-minute updates on that game in a separate page - click here to follow action from Turf Moor.

  6. The relegation run-ins

    Hull City

    Crystal Palace v Hull

    Hull v Liverpool

    Hull v Arsenal

    Hull v Burnley

    Tottenham v Hull

    Hull v Man Utd

    Hull have to beat Burnley and pick up points against Crystal Palace don't they? After that it looks like slim pickings - though Palace away is about as hard as it gets right now...

  7. The relegation run-ins


    QPR v Chelsea

    QPR v West Ham

    Liverpool v QPR

    Man City v QPR

    QPR v Newcastle

    Leicester v QPR

    QPR face leaders Chelsea on Sunday lunchtime, and where else can they pick up points? Back to back away games at Liverpool and Manchester City look nasty. A last-day showdown at Leicester?

  8. The relegation run-ins

    Burnley 0-1 Arsenal


    Everton v Burnley

    Burnley v Leicester

    West Ham v Burnley

    Hull v Burnley

    Burnley v Stoke

    Aston Villa v Burnley

    Burnley are 1-0 down approaching half-time at home to Arsenal, but where else could they pick up vital points?

    Games against Leicester and Hull could prove crucial for both sides.

  9. The relegation run-ins

    Leicester City

    Leicester v Swansea

    Burnley v Leicester

    Leicester v Chelsea

    Leicester v Newcastle

    Leicester v Southampton

    Sunderland v Leicester

    Leicester v QPR

    Games against Burnley, QPR and Sunderland still to come? Leicester are still alive...

  10. Post update

    Spanish La Liga

    It's all tightened up again at the top of La Liga in Spain, with Barcelona's lead trimmed to one point.

    Atletico Madrid are currently in action, with Fernando Torres scoring an own goal. Follow that game in our European live page here.

  11. 'I'm still worried'

    West Brom 2-3 Leicester

    West Brom manager Tony Pulis: "I worried about relegation from the first moment I walked in here and I will continue to until we are safe. That is the kind of guy I am.

    "We were in control I thought in the first half and we had that chance in the second half when Saido Berahino could have played in Craig Gardner. If we had scored from that I think it would have shut the garden gate.

    "As it was we conceded two disappointing late goals."

  12. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Slowbear: So pleased for Leicester and Palace - what a day for Vardy and Pardy!

    Rob Gallagher: Can see Leicester staying up. The form team and have to play pretty much every team around them. It's in their hands.

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  13. Post update

    German Bundesliga

    Bayern Munich maintained their commanding lead at the top of the Bundesliga with victory over Eintracht Frankfurt.

    With six games remaining the defending champions moved 13 points clear of second-placed Wolfsburg.

    Polish striker Robert Lewandowski scored twice including a stunning first-half volley.

    Germany's Thomas Muller then added the third eight minutes from time.

  14. Player reaction on Twitter

    Tottenham 0-1 Aston Villa

    Jack Grealish Tweet

    Tim Sherwood was not the only Villa man pleased as punch at White Hart Lane - his players are pretty happy too.

  15. 'We kept on going'

    West Ham 1-1 Stoke

    Stoke City manager Mark Hughes: "For us it was one of those days, we conceded to a great free kick but we kept going and showed great character.

    "We could not quite find the final ball, but credit to the lads because they stuck at it and deserved to get something. They were the better team, so we got some reward but probably not what they should have had."

    Mark Hughes
  16. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Burnley 0-1 Arsenal

    Peter Oliver: Plenty of shock results at the bottom of the table today....who is up for a shock Burnley victory?

    Belete Eshetea: I just can't see Arsenal losing this game. Too much power from back to front for Burnley to deal with!

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  17. GOAL

    Burnley 0-1 Arsenal - Aaron Ramsey (12 mins)

    Away! Burnley have two or three chances to clear their lines but don't, and Aaron Ramsey punishes them.

    You can follow minute-by-minute updates on that game in a separate page - click here to follow action from Turf Moor.

  18. 'Bewildering'

    West Ham 1-1 Stoke

    West Ham manager Sam Allardyce: "It's bewildering at the moment, since Manchester United we have thrown seven points away in the final seconds of the game. You tally those up, that's 50 points, looking good and its a really good season, but throwing this one away is bitterly disappointing.

    "The lads showed a lot of nerves, and it was a very good goal from Stoke but it is difficult to take. We have to be more capable of seeing the game out."

    Sam Allardyce
  19. Player reaction on Twitter

    Sunderland 1-4 Crystal Palace

    Wilfried Zaha tweet

    He certainly was ruthless. I've seen Yannick Bolasie mentioned in a few 'teams of the year' tweets from players in the past week. Get on the PFA awards Yannick...

  20. 'Not good enough'

    Sunderland 1-4 Crystal Palace

    Sunderland boss Dick Advocaat said: "We have to recover in 14 days with an away game against Stoke and we have to do better than we did today as this was not good enough.

    "After the Newcastle game we did not see this performance coming. We had trained really well this week and the confidence had come back, but in the first half it was not really good. We gave the match away in the first 10 minutes of the second half.

    Dick Advocaat

    "We could not cope with their pace, but I don't want to complain about the players. We win as a team and lose as a team.

    "We still have six matches left and it's in our hands. You cannot lose 4-1 to Crystal Palace in a home game because we need to get results."

  21. Post update

    Sunderland 1-4 Crystal Palace

    Has a Brazil team ever been compared to Crystal Palace though? That's the question.

  22. 'Just like watching Brazil'

    Sunderland 1-4 Crystal Palace

    Glenn Murray

    Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew said: "Our fans were singing 'it's like watching Brazil', and it was today. We were terrific and we caused Sunderland a lot of problems.

    "It was an emphatic win and the scoreline didn't even do us justice. We had so many chances. We were great and that's seven away wins out of eight games - at a professional level that's unbelievable.

    "We never looked in any danger. This performance won't get many headlines as we're mid-table but it was an outstanding performance."

  23. Switch for Turf Moor

    Burnley v Arsenal (17:30 BST)

    Almost go time at Turf Moor.

    This page will focus on the reaction from our 15:00 BST games but you can follow minute-by-minute updates on that game in a separate page - click here to follow action from Turf Moor.

  24. Post update

    West Brom 2-3 Leicester

    Daz, Daz, Daz. West Brom are seven points clear of relegation with six games to go. Lighten up...

  25. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Dan: "Sherwood is a motivator of players rather than a tactician so far. I prefer Pochettino as our current boss but Sherwood and Villa deserved the points today."

    Daz: "Pulis out, WBA are a football team. I never wanted him and we are still going down. Our run in is horrendous."

    Matthew: Re: James: Complaining about those who deserve to be in the Spurs team? Try being a Sunderland fan. Shocking performance once again.

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  26. 'It's a crazy game'

    Southampton 2-0 Hull

    Steve Bruce

    Hull manager Steve Bruce:

    "It's a crazy game at times. We certainly didn't deserve, in my opinion, to get beat 2-0.

    "We did enough to warrant getting something out of it. But we gave away a bad goal. It was a penalty. And we are where we are because of our inability to score goals.

    "The one thing that did disappoint me was a yellow card for Graziano Pelle. I think it warranted a bit more than that.

    "If the referee does see the forearm smash across Alex Bruce's face it's certainly a red card. But he's not given it for that."

  27. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Craig Andrew Smith: Driving home from the Sunderland match. What's worse than thinking back to that game, is thinking ahead to the remaining fixtures.

    Jake Edwards: Huge win for Aston Villa that. Tim Sherwood is a magician. Christian Benteke is a god.

    Joe Wedgwood: Cracking retro West Brom kit today. Teams should do it more often! Seem to remember a Manchester United one a few years back v Manchester City.

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  28. Post update

    Burnley v Arsenal (17:30 BST)

    In our Arsenal line-up the eagle-eyed among you spotted that we only had 10 players! I can tell you it was Laurent Koscielny who I missed out.

  29. 'The win looked unlikely'

    West Brom 2-3 Leicester

    Nigel Pearson

    Leicester boss Nigel Pearson: "The way we started it looked an unlikely outcome. To be fair to the players, in the second half, we showed a lot more quality. We deserved three points, because we never stopped believing we could get something from the game.

    "We still have a lot of work to do, but back-to-back wins are very important now and we have to make it three now. We had to try and force the issue late on and Jamie Vardy took the chance late on after we put on that pressure."

  30. Manager reaction

    Southampton 2-0 Hull

    Southampton manager Ronald Koeman on Graziano Pelle:

    "He played well and worked very hard but he has to score goals. That's the best feeling a striker can get.

    "He lives to score goals and if it's been a long time it does something for your confidence.

    "Now he will be back to the player he was at the beginning of the season."

  31. Yeovil down

    Football League - today's movers

    Championship: Norwich's late winner at Bolton leaves the top five places unchanged, but Derby drift a couple of points after their early draw with Brentford. Ipswich move into the last play-off sport after holding off a spirited effort from relegated Blackpool.


    League One: Relegation bunfight news: Yeovil are down after failing to beat Notts County; Coventry and Scunthorpe edge away from trouble, each reaching the 50-point mark with wins against basement rivals.

    League Two: No change at top or bottom, but in the play-off race Plymouth and Stevenage - with a last-gasp winner - are the main beneficiaries of defeats for Newport and Exeter.

  32. Post update

    West Brom 2-3 Leicester

    Former Tottenham striker Garth Crooks

    Final Score

    "Today could be the turning point for Leicester. I have to change my position because today there was everything I didn't see at Sunderland - a team that wanted to survive."

  33. Post update

    Tim Sherwood provokes more knee-jerk reactions than most managers - but what are your thoughts tonight Spurs fans? Would you rather have him in the dugout or down the M6 at Villa Park?

  34. 'A fantastic result'

    Tottenham 0-1 Aston Villa

    Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood: "It's a fantastic result - we carried on from the good performance in the 3-3 draw against QPR. We thought we could have a good go and we did. I thought we deserved to win. Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy made the decision [to sack me] based on what he thought was the right thing to do. Mauricio Pochettino is doing a good job. Without Spurs giving me the job last year, I wouldn't have been here today to enjoy this win.

    Tim Sherwood

    "We've got some tough games. No-one gave us a chance here or at Manchester City in the next league game. We're within touching distance. On the downside we picked up a few injuries.

    "The club weren't creating chances for Christian Benteke before I arrived. It's about conserving his energy, keeping him high up the field and using him to penetrate teams. The shackles are off him now.

    "It's a fantastic result for me and Aston Villa."

  35. Post update

    West Brom 2-3 Leicester

    What is that? The Can-Can?

  36. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    West Brom 2-3 Leicester

    On a day where we've been asking for your season in 'emojis', Leicester defender Danny Simpson has got in on the action, summing up Jamie Vardy's winner against West Brom.

    Danny Simpson tweet
  37. Post update

    Burnley v Arsenal (17:30 BST)

    A Burnley win would carry them out of the bottom three. An Arsenal win would close the gap on leaders Chelsea.

    You can follow minute-by-minute updates on that game in a separate page - click here to follow action from Turf Moor.

  38. Team News

    Burnley v Arsenal (17:30 BST)


    Burnley name the same team that drew 0-0 with Arsenal's north London rivals Tottenham last weekend, with Clarets striker Danny Ings looking to end a 614-minute goal drought that stretches back to the 12th-minute of their defeat by Manchester United on 11 February, and is already the longest he has gone without a goal this season.

    The in-form Gunners, who demolished Liverpool 4-1 in their last outing, are also unchanged as they try to become the first top-flight team this season to win eight league games in a row. Defender Laurent Koscielny has shaken off hip and thigh problems to start and goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny is back on the bench after recovering from a rib injury.

    Burnley starting XI: Heaton; Trippier, Duff, Shackell (c), Mee; Boyd, Arfield, Jones, Barnes; Vokes, Ings

    Arsenal starting XI: Ospina, Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Coquelin, Cazorla, Ramsey, Ozil, Alexis, Giroud

  39. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Tottenham 0-1 Aston Villa

    James: "The list of Spurs players who deserve to play in the Premier League is much shorter than the list of those who don't. No passion, desire or commitment coming from anywhere and this defence is Championship standard."

    Jim: "I'm bitterly disappointed with Spurs today. Had we won we'd only be four points behind Man City and we are playing them at the Lane next month."

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  40. Canaries on the charge

    Another big win for Norwich today, a late 2-1 win at Bolton which kept them in second place in the Championship.

    Here's their league form in 2015. It doesn't spell promotion - yet.


  41. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Bob: You can't help but smile at today's result. Spurs 0-1 Villa. Tim Sherwood will have a wry grin on his face!

    Sarah Morgan: Hope the Spurs board now see the error of their ways in sacking Sherwood. Got good results and had shoddy treatment in return.

    Matt Oliver: West Brom deliberately trying to tighten up the bottom of the Premier League? Looked great at home under Tony Pulis until last week!

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  42. Tight at the bottom


    Who thought the fight to survive was drifting a bit? I did, I have to be honest.

    What a difference a few late goals makes. Leicester have been revived! A massive win at West Brom. It's now three from five again.

  43. 'Back to my best'

    Tottenham 0-1 Aston Villa

    Christian Benteke

    Aston Villa match-winner Christian Benteke: "I'm happy today because we won and I scored. I had a tough time with my injury but I'm getting back to my old level. I try to help my team, and do my best every time. I think we have to try to win every game. It's not very easy to take a point."

  44. Post update

    Burnley v Arsenal (17:30 BST)

    Guy Mowbray

    BBC Match of the Day commentator

    "With only one win and six points gathered from their last 10 games, Burnley are in the bottom three for a reason - yet when you have the 'Who's going down?' conversation at the moment, more than a few have a feeling that the Clarets won't be.

    "The reasoning is understandable. That sole win was an impressive one against Manchester City; this coming fixture is Burnley's last remaining match against any of the Premier League's current top eight teams; and their spirit and style has won many a 'neutral vote'.

    "Burnley manager Sean Dyche makes no secret of his own admiration for Arsene Wenger, describing him as "a legend of the game" whilst questioning those who question the Arsenal manager's position.

    "The phone-in warriors are quieter now, with the Gunners having won seven games in a row - their best run of form since the 'Invincibles' season of 11 years ago. They haven't finished in the top two since the season after that, but I think they just might this time."

  45. Post update

    As Johnny says - a late game still to come...

  46. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Hugh in France: Didn't anybody tell Leicester that they were down and out? What are they playing at? Making mugs of pundits.

    Yinka: Just when you thought the relegation battle couldn't get anymore interesting.

    Johnny Magrinho: Burnley can climb out of the relegation zone if they beat Arsenal... It can't possibly happen, can it?

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  47. Post update

    Football League latest

    Championship: Finally, finally Norwich break through and the Championship places shuffle again. Gary Hooper steals the points against Bolton, lifting a finish over Adam Bogdan. The Hungarian keeper was heroic today, but gets nothing for his efforts. The Canaries go back into second and after all that huffing and puffing it's as you were in the top five.

  48. Post update

    West Ham 1-1 Stoke

    All credit to Stoke and to Marko Arnautovic in particular. He could be celebrating a hat-trick but his late, late goal earned the Potters a merited point.

  49. Full-time results


    Tottenham 0-1 Aston Villa

    BBC MOTD commentator Jonathan Pearce at White Hart Lane


    "Tim Sherwood returns to White Hart Lane where Tottenham dumped him as manager and he wins. It's a huge win for Aston Villa. Christian Benteke's rich vein of form continues - his goals could steer Villa to safety and maybe an FA Cup final. Sherwood has turned Villa's season around but Tottenham's season is in danger of petering out."

  51. Post update

    Tottenham 0-1 Aston Villa

    It is getting ugly at White Hart Lane. Kieran Richardson is booked for a foul that has both sets of players squaring up. Tottenham have one last chance to salvage a point at White Hart Lane from the free-kick, which they waste by floating into the hands of Brad Guzan. Tim Sherwood is going to be a very happy man in a few seconds.


    West Ham 1-1 Stoke

  53. GOAL

    West Ham 1-1 Stoke - Marko Arnautovic (90 mins)


    It had been coming! Marko Arnautovic has had two goals disallowed in the second half but now has levelled it up! A cracker too, driving at the defence from deep, beating a man for pace and then lashing in low from 15 yards, right into the corner.

    Jubilant celebrations. A real release.


    West Brom 2-3 Leicester


    Southampton 2-0 Hull


    Sunderland 1-4 Crystal Palace

  57. RED CARD

    Tottenham 0-1 Aston Villa - Carlos Sanchez


    Villa are on the verge of a huge victory, but they are going to have to do it with 10 men after Carlos Sanchez picks up a second booking with a mis-timed sliding tackle on Danny Rose.

  58. Post update

    West Brom 2-3 Leicester

    Former Tottenham striker Garth Crooks

    Final Score

    "The Leicester goal puts the cat among the pigeons. It's all to play for at the bottom. It's extraordinary. Also, Villa are putting in one of the best performances I've seen this season - it will be the result of the day, because it means so much."

  59. Post update

    West Brom 2-3 Leicester

    The Hawthorns is emptying rapidly now. The goodwill of earlier has evaporated. Boos ring out as Saido Berahino curls a free-kick into the arms of Kasper Schmeichel.


    West Ham 1-0 Stoke

    Stoke! Marko Arnaoutovic! A second disallowed goal for the Austrian and Mark Hughes can't believe it. He buries Steven Ireland's cross but he was just offside...

  61. Post update

    West Brom 2-3 Leicester

    Former Arsenal defender Martin Keown

    Final Score

    "We've not seen Jamie Vardy do that since Leicester beat Manchester United all that time ago. Let's let him enjoy his time in the limelight because it's a great goal, running with pace at the defender."

  62. Post update

    Football League latest

    Championship: Promotion chasers Middlesbrough and Watford are staying on Bournemouth's tail. Both are 2-0 up against Rotherham and Millwall, respectively. Norwich are still trying to bang down the door at Bolton but it's still 1-1. The Canaries have dominated but are losing out in the race for automatic promotion today. Ipswich have fought off Blackpool's spirited effort to take a late lead, 3-2, through Christophe Berra - they'll be back in the play-off places tonight.

  63. GOAL

    West Brom 2-3 Leicester - Jamie Vardy (90 mins)


    Would you believe it! What a turnaround at The Hawthorns! Jamie Vardy has plenty to do here, but from the moment he nicked the ball off Gareth Macauley he only had one thing in his mind. He charges to the edge of the Baggies box before firing a low shot across Boaz Myhill and in. It is the second late goal for City in successive game, it could well be another late winner. It could also be another massive step towards safety.

  64. GOAL

    Sunderland 1-4 Crystal Palace - Connor Wickham (90 mins)

    The merest of consolations, it's a shame for Connor Wickham that there are hardly any Sunderland fans left in the round to see him miskick a shot into the ground and into the net. They all count, and his goal bonus will tell you that.

  65. Post update

    West Brom 2-2 Leicester

    Former Tottenham striker Garth Crooks

    Final Score

    "Leicester are going forward and have to. If they get three points, there are enough games left to pull themselves out of a drastic situation."



  67. Post update

    Tottenham 0-1 Aston Villa

    Former Arsenal defender Martin Keown

    Final Score


    "Tottenham are coming at them again but so far Aston Villa have been very controlled. Tim Sherwood has let his side do the talking today, out on the pitch."

  68. Post update

    West Brom 2-2 Leicester

    Former Arsenal defender Martin Keown

    Final Score

    "Leicester have now just realised they are better than West Brom. Nigel Pearson's side are smothering their hosts, they're all over them. There is a point for them already it looks like but they'll need all three."

  69. CLOSE!

    Southampton 2-0 Hull

    Saints could really apply the gift-wrapping to their win but Steven Davis wastes a great chance by lashing over on his left foot.

  70. CLOSE!

    West Ham 1-0 Stoke

    West Ham sub Carlton Cole powers a header wide from close range. Not long left now.

  71. Post update

    West Brom 2-2 Leicester

    Leicester sense they could get a winner at The Hawthorns. David Nugent cuts in from the right and his low cross takes a deflection that sends it goalwards, forcing Boaz Myhill to dive and save before Joleon Lescott hooks clear.

  72. Post update

    Tottenham 0-1 Aston Villa

    Fabian Delph should have wrapped this up for Villa. He finds himself with time and space and just Michel Vorm to beat, but doesn't do enough with his shot and the Spurs keeper saves. That is only Villa's second shot on target, after their goal.

  73. Post update

    Football League latest

    Championship: Leeds United really, REALLY don't like playing Cardiff City. Aron Gunnarsson's 62-minute goal has restored the visitors' lead. With the minutes ticking down, it looks like the Bluebirds' 31-year hex over Leeds is set to continue.

    League One: Bad news for Yeovil - Notts County have equalised. Town need a winner in the last 10 or they're down.

  74. Post update

    West Brom 2-2 Leicester

    Former Arsenal defender Martin Keown

    Final Score

    "If Leicester had lost today then psychologically it might have been the end for them. They've never been totally cut loose from the rest of the group and are still in the mix if they can get a point today. Especially after Sunderland's showing. It's been the worst performance I have seen all season, from Dick Advocaat's side. They have been completely outclassed."

  75. Grand National 2015 result

    If you had money on it...

    1. Many Clouds (L P Aspell) 25-1

    2. Saint Are (P J Brennan) 25-1

    3. Monbeg Dude (L Treadwell) 40-1

    4. Alvarado (Paul Moloney) 20-1

    The winning horse is owned by Preston owner Trevor Hemmings.

    Follow all of the reaction here.

  76. Post update

    West Brom 2-2 Leicester

    Former Tottenham striker Garth Crooks

    Final Score

    "A draw for Leicester is not great beer. They need the three and they're running out of rope. A draw gives them 23 points. Goal difference is going to start to affect things - so the team really suffering today is Sunderland."


    West Ham 1-0 Stoke

    Sometimes it's just not your day. That could well be the case for Stoke as Mame Diouf smashes the inside of the post with a wonderful header. He didn't leave the ground, didn't need to, and twisted his body to propel the ball against the woodwork. it was a great attempt. But West Ham clear and hang on...

  78. Post update

    Tottenham 0-1 Aston Villa

    Villa are mainly on the defensive now, but they have a rare chance to make the end of this game much more comfortable. Unfortunately for them, Ron Vlaar heads wide from a corner.

  79. Post update

    Tottenham 0-1 Aston Villa

    Two more changes for Tottenham see Erik Lamela and DeAndre Yedlin join the push for a leveller in place of Andros Townsend and Vlad Chiriches.

  80. GOAL

    Southampton 2-0 Hull - Graziano Pelle (81 mins)


    Relief! Relief etched on the face of Graziano Pelle as he scores his first goal in 15 games! Morgan Schneiderlin plays him in and the Italian buries a low left-footed shot with the aid of a slight deflection. Hull sunk.

  81. GOAL

    West Brom 2-2 Leicester - Robert Huth (80 mins)


    Vital! This could be vital yet for Leicester as Robert Huth heads in an equaliser. A set-piece is not dealt with, Dave Nugent helps it back to the far post, it's headed back into the goalmouth and Huth climbs high to head home. He's mobbed. A pile-on.

  82. Post update

    Sunderland 0-4 Crystal Palace

    More panicked defending from Sunderland but they prevent Wilfried Zaha from making it five...

  83. Post update

    Football League latest

    League Two: Plymouth look like today's main winners in the play-off race, thus far, but having gone 2-0 up against Mansfield, the Stags have got one back through Vadaine Oliver. If they hold on, Argyle could go sixth - top of the group of five clubs around the 60-point mark.

  84. Post update

    Southampton 1-0 Hull

    Hull will be left in real trouble if they can't find a leveller today. QPR and Burnley will be able to see a way out of the bottom three at this rate.

  85. Post update

    Tottenham 0-1 Aston Villa


    Harry Kane has another chance for Spurs but he slices his shot from inside the box well wide of goal.

  86. Post update

    Tottenham 0-1 Aston Villa

    Villa are having to dig in at White Hart Lane. Nathan Baker and Ron Vlaar do a sterling job to rise highest and head away a corner each. There is about 15 minutes left here for Villa to hold on or Spurs to save themselves.

  87. Latest scores

  88. CLOSE!

    West Ham 1-0 Stoke

    West Ham have been on the back foot since half-time but go close as Cheikhou Kouyate fires in a low shot which is well saved by Asmir Begovic.

  89. Post update

    West Brom 2-1 Leicester

    Riyad Mahrez has only just been introduced into the game but he takes on responsibility for a free-kick on the edge of the box. He gets the ball over the wall but also over the goal and a good chance goes begging for Leicester.


    Sunderland 0-4 Crystal Palace

    Crystal Palace really rubbing it in now as Yannick Bolasie gets an ovation from the away end as he is rested up, Yaya Sanogo on in his place.

    The Sunderland fans who have chosen to stay have still got 20 minutes to endure...

  91. Post update

    Sunderland 0-4 Crystal Palace

    Former Tottenham striker Garth Crooks

    Final Score

    "I cannot recognise Sunderland from the team I saw against Newcastle. There was a mass walk out in Gus Poyet's last game in charge, and this is the Aston Villa match all over again."

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    Sunderland 0-4 Crystal Palace

    Former Arsenal defender Martin Keown

    Final Score


    "Sunderland cannot deal with pace and Crystal Palace have it in abundance. For Yannick Bolasie's third goal, Glenn Murray almost ran straight through a brick wall, but you knew he would manage it. Palace just keep coming, they don't know when they're finished. Sunderland don't look like they belong in the Premier League."


    West Ham 1-0 Stoke

    Marko Arnautovic with a composed finish to steer Stoke level - but he's offside. That looked tight...


    Tottenham 0-1 Aston Villa

    Gabriel Agbonlahor gave it a go but it is all in vain. He limps off and is replaced by Joe Cole.

  95. Post update

    Football League latest

    Championship: A wonder-goal from Demarai Gray to edge Birmingham City ahead in the Midlands derby. A mazy 60-yard run and composed finish to put the home side 2-1 up at St Andrews.

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    West Ham 1-0 Stoke

    Stoke have been on top in this half but can only dream of a Crystal Palace cutting edge.

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    Tottenham 0-1 Aston Villa

    More injury problems for Villa, who look set to lose Gabriel Agbonlahor to a leg injury. Joe Cole is stripped and all set to enter the action before the striker decides to give it a go. Cole has his coat back on and Villa's starting forward line remains intact.

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    Sunderland 0-4 Crystal Palace

    Almost five! Palace break away, they are four on three and it ends with Glenn Murray stretching to volley at Costel Pantilimon.

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    Sunderland 0-4 Crystal Palace

    Crystal Palace have been brilliant in this second half but I'd have to open up the Thesaurus to find a word even close to being able to describe Sunderland's defending.

    It makes you wonder how bad Newcastle were last week...

  100. Post update

    West Brom 2-1 Leicester

    Leicester continue to ask questions of West Brom. A ball behind the home full-back almost finds Jamie Vardy, but he is denied by a sliding block from Boaz Myhill. City are still very much in this game.


    Tottenham 0-1 Aston Villa

    Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino clearly feels he needs to liven up his front line. On comes Roberto Soldado, who many may feel is not quite the spark a losing side needs. Off goes Nacer Chadli. Villa also make a change with Andreas Weimann on for Jack Grealish.

  102. GOAL

    Sunderland 0-4 Crystal Palace - Yannick Bolasie HAT-TRICK (62 mins)


    Dear oh dear. Oh dear oh dear oh dear!

    I'd call it schoolboy defending from Sunderland but that would be offensive to schoolboys. Sunderland leave two men back to deal with Glenn Murray, and he makes mincemeat out of them. John O'Shea bounces off him, Murray walks into the box and finds Yannick Bolasie, who is able to go past the keeper and stab in with two defenders on the line. Embarrassing.

    An 11-minute hat-trick!

  103. Post update

    Football League latest

    Championship: Middlesbrough's Lee Tomlin makes the first decisive move of the Championship second halves, smashing in at the Riverside to open the scoring against Rotherham. A win would lift Boro above Norwich into third if the scores stay the same. They won't. Will they?

  104. Post update

    Sunderland 0-3 Crystal Palace

    Can this get any worse for Sunderland? You bet. Wilfried Zaha is the latest pace merchant to rag through the Black Cats' defence and put the ball on Glenn Murray's foot, but this time the big man can't steer it home.

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    Tottenham 0-1 Aston Villa

    Harry Kane comes as close as he has all afternoon to a goal with a curling shot from the edge of the box that flies just a yard over the Villa goal.

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    Sunderland 0-3 Crystal Palace

    Former Arsenal defender Martin Keown

    Final Score

    "Glenn Murray has been in really hot form since he came back from a loan at Reading. He did well to pounce after a deflected Yannick Bolasie shot for Palace's first goal, and provided Bolasie with the second with a lovely header.

    "Crystal Palace are a joy to watch when they've got the ball, while Sunderland have nothing."

  107. Post update

    West Brom 2-1 Leicester

    Saido Berahino may be sporting the number nine once worn by Jeff Astle but he has not endeared himself to the Baggies fans by shooting when he had a team-mate screaming for the ball in an unmarked position in the box. Selfish and wasteful from the striker.

  108. The Grand National

    Meanwhile, over at Aintree, the Grand National is about to start. Can AP McCoy finish his career with a glorious victory? You can find out with our live page here.

  109. Post update

    Sunderland 0-3 Crystal Palace

    Former Tottenham striker Garth Crooks

    Final Score

    "This could suck out all that confidence Sunderland got against Newcastle last week. They have some difficult games and are getting sucked back in again. Last week you could have picked out any player in the Sunderland defence for praise - they are a shadow of what they were against Newcastle."


    West Brom 2-1 Leicester

    Leonardo Ulloa goes down in the box as he is tackled while coming to the near post to meet a low cross. The Leicester fans scream for a penalty, but the City players seem less convinced.

  111. Latest scores

  112. GOAL

    Southampton 1-0 Hull - James Ward-Prowse (Pen 56 mins)


    Sadio Mane looked likely to take the spot-kick but half-time sub James Ward-Prowse takes the ball off him and fires in only his second career goal. Ice calm.

  113. PENALTY to Southampton

    Southampton 0-0 Hull

    Shane Long tripped by Alex Bruce - spot-kick...

  114. GOAL

    Sunderland 0-3 Crystal Palace - Yannick Bolasie (53 mins)


    The Sunderland defence has collapsed like a pack of cards! We've seen this before of course. Again it's Yannick Bolasie who gets in behind and he produces a gem of a finish, a little chip into the far corner. Beautifully judged.

    Sunderland fans head for the exits...

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    Tottenham 0-1 Aston Villa

    Spurs come close to drawing level as Andros Townsend breaks away down the right and tries to pick out Harry Kane in the middle, but his cross is a yard over the striker and Villa survive.

  116. GOAL

    Sunderland 0-2 Crystal Palace - Yannick Bolasie (51 mins)


    The old Glenn Murray-Yannick Bolasie combo does the damage again for Crystal Palace! Murray with an absolutely textbook centre-forward's flick on, beats his man in the air and puts it perfectly into the path of Bolasie, cutting in from the left wing. Bolasie only has to stretch out a foot and flick past Costel Pantilimon and Sunderland are in real trouble now.

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    Sunderland 0-1 Crystal Palace

    A Sunderland defeat today would leave them just three points ahead of QPR and the relegation zone - and their last two games of the season are away at Arsenal and away at Chelsea...

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    Tottenham 0-1 Aston Villa

    Former Arsenal & Aston Villa defender Martin Keown

    Final Score

    "A win at White Hart Lane would be huge for Aston Villa. If you're one of the clubs down at the bottom of the table and can get a lifeline, where nobody expects you to, it's a massive boost. Especially when you look at the scoreline at Leicester."

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    Tottenham 0-1 Aston Villa

    Former Tottenham striker Garth Crooks

    Final Score

    "Villa are looking good. Today they have been bright, with Gabriel Agbonlahor lively. If they can get a result here, it will put them on 32 points. I think 35 points will keep you in the division. It's looking like a decent job by Tim Sherwood."

  120. Post update

    Tottenham 0-1 Aston Villa

    Villa have certainly had their chances to make it 2-0. Ron Vlaar wastes the latest by hammering a shot from inside the box way over the bar when the ball had broken to him following a corner.

  121. Post update

    West Brom 2-1 Leicester

    It appears as though Leicester may have switched to a back three. They start in a positive fashion with a free-kick (the concession of which earns Craig Gardner a yellow card) that Wes Morgan heads at goal but too close to Boaz Myhill, who gathers.

  122. GOAL

    Sunderland 0-1 Crystal Palace - Glenn Murray (48 mins)


    The now trademark 'Glenn Murray look to the linesman'! The prolific striker heads home his sixth goal in six games to give Crystal Palace the lead. He is onside though, and perfectly placed beyond the far post to meet Yannick Bolasie's deflected cross/shot with a powerful header. He is on fire. Alan Pardew is on fire.

  123. KICK-OFF

    The second halves are starting to get back under way in the Premier League.

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    Tottenham 0-1 Aston Villa

    Tim Sherwood has had an inconsistent start to his Aston Villa reign, but one man who has benefitted from his influence is Christian Benteke. The striker is the top scorer in the Premier League since Sherwood took over at Villa. If Villa stay up, Benteke deserves huge doff of the cap from everyone involved with the club.

  125. Post update

    Football League half-time summary

    Championship: Promotion and play-off issues are going to type with little to choose between the main protagonists at the break. Amid a rash of drawing scorelines, only Watford and Ipswich are making gains as it stands. All in all, a good half for Bournemouth after their win last night.

    League One: With respect to table-toppers Bristol City and Preston (currently 0-0), the basement is where the action is in the third-tier today. Coventry and Scunthorpe will be happiest, boosting their hopes with half-time leads against Colchester and Crawley, respectively. Yeovil, meanwhile, are hanging on by their fingernails. If results go against them today, they could go down, but they're 1-0 up against fellow strugglers Notts County.

    League Two: Who wants to get in the play-offs, then? Trouble for hopefuls Newport, Exeter and Stevenage, all trailing 1-0 at the break. And no vital signs yet for league-status-threatened Tranmere and Cheltenham, either - similarly a goal down and rooted in the relegation spots.

  126. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    West Brom 2-1 Leicester

    West Brom

    Ricky Nelson: Loving the WBA shirts today. All those millions fancy companies plough into shirt design and 1968 vintage still look superior!

    Graham Last: Can every club go back to the classic kit?

    West Brom

    Today, as part of their Jeff Astle Day tributes, West Brom are wearing a replica of the kit they wore in the 1968 FA Cup final - the game in which Astle scored his most famous Baggies goal.

  127. Post update

    Southampton 0-0 Hull

    QPR fans will be hoping for a second-half Southampton goal or two. The Tigers are currently three points clear of the bottom three in the as it stands table.

    QPR play leaders Chelsea tomorrow.

  128. Post update

    West Brom 2-1 Leicester

    We've just seen a replay of West Brom's first goal, complete with goal-line technology. If there was any lasting doubt about whether it had crossed the line, this eradicates that. It was well over. The Baggies may have gone back to the 1960s with their kit but a very modern piece of kit has ensured they got the goal they deserved today.

  129. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Sanj: Based on this season's form, England's number one left-back (who somehow can't get into the England squad) has given West Ham the lead. Good lad!

    The Dan Shewell: It's a real blow for Villa losing Ciaran Clark, he's been solid. Another defensive injury…

    Rory: Why does Mauricio Pochettino insist on playing Christian Eriksen out wide? What a waste of talent! Nacer Chadli better on left wing. Frustrating!

    Get involved using #bbcfootball on Twitter, or you can text us on 81111 in the UK only - but don't forget to include your name and location.

  130. Post update

    West Ham 1-0 Stoke

    John Motson

    BBC Match of the Day commentator at the Boleyn Ground

    "In terms of possession, Stoke have had the better of it but they are one down. It's Aaron Cresswell's goal by which West Ham somewhat unconvincingly lead."

  131. The Grand National

    The National

    Today of course sees the biggest day in the horse racing calendar, with the 168th running of the Grand National taking place at Aintree.

    The big race begins at 16:15 BST, as AP McCoy bids to provide the fairytale finish to his glittering career.

    The build-up is already well under way in our live page, which you can follow here, and of course you can listen to all the action from Aintree on BBC Radio 5 live.

  132. Half-time scores

  133. HALF-TIME

    Sunderland 0-0 Crystal Palace

    Alistair Mann

    BBC Match of the Day commentator

    "The visitors have been in control for long periods of the first half and Sunderland have been hanging in there. Palace have created the better opportunities, although they have been half chances, but it's more than Sunderland have created."

  134. HALF-TIME

    West Ham 1-0 Stoke

  135. Post update

    Tottenham 0-1 Aston Villa