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  1. Thank you and good evening

    That is all from me for this afternoon. Remember you can follow the FA Cup semi-final and Chelsea v Manchester United elsewhere on the site. So get yourself on over to one of those right now. Bye.

  2. Manager reaction

    Stoke 2-1 Southampton

    Stoke manager Mark Hughes: "We limited a very good Southampton side to few chances. I felt in terms of the momentum, certainly second half, we were very comfortable.

    "They had a lot of possession but didn't cause us a lot of problems. In the second half we were excellent.

    "You make your own luck. Charlie Adam has come on and effected the game for us. People will say it was important for Southampton but I'm not sure about that."

  3. Manager reaction

    Crystal Palace 0-2 West Brom

    West Brom boss Tony Pulis on whether he had different emotions against Crystal Palace: "No, I'm manager of West Brom, all my thoughts are with them. I had a great time here, I really enjoyed it and wish them all the best for the future.

    "I was nervous as anything right to end, because they had a right go, it's a wonderful crowd here. I'm very pleased we should be that resilient, we concentrated for 60 minutes and got the result we deserved. I've said to the lads that 40 points is a good tally for us, that's what we should be aiming for and we have five games left to achieve it."

  4. Manager reaction

    Crystal Palace 0-2 West Brom

    Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew: "We are disappointed because our winning run comes to an end. We couldn't have done any more.

    "The first goal [by James Morrison] was a case of an old manager coming back and knowing the areas to exploit. We dominated the game, we had great moments without getting on the end of it.

    "I can't fault the team, we just came up against a team who do very well then when they get the lead."

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    Crystal Palace 0-2 West Brom

    West Brom midfielder Craig Gardner tweeted: What a result today buzzing we got the 3 points the fans were top class again

  6. Player reaction

    Everton 1-0 Burnley

    Everton's Kevin Mirallas: "A lot of people have talked about my future. I like to play for Everton.

    "I am in my best form of the season. When it is finished I will talk to my partner, the president, the trainer and manager.

    "But I am confident here and I like to play for Everton."

  7. Manager reaction

    Everton 1-0 Burnley

    Burnley manager Sean Dyche: "I don't know how he [Kevin Mirallas] stayed on the pitch [for a high tackle]. You should be sent off for them. He is not a malicious player but I he should have been sent off.

    "You try and do things in the correct manner [not surrounding refs and going down] and it doesn't work for you.

    "People want to see people fighting in a fair and proper manner. We try to do that.

    "The Mirallas one, I am amazed he stayed on the pitch.

    "The loss leaves us fighting. Written off before the start, still being written off now. We have had plenty of knocks this season and bounced back. We will look to do that again against Leicester next week."

  8. League Two review

    Lucas Akins

    Delight for Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink as his Burton side secure promotion to League One. Two goals from Lucas Akins (pictured) saw them beat Morecambe 2-1.

    They are promoted as Wycombe only drew 0-0 at AFC Wimbledon, while Bury kept up their hopes of automatic promotion with a 1-0 victory at Portsmouth.

    It was a terrible day for the three sides in danger of dropping out of the Football League. Bottom-placed Tranmere lost 3-0 at home to Oxford United,Cheltenham were beaten 2-0 at Northampton and Hartlepool suffered a 3-0 defeat at Luton.

  9. Vote results

    Who will beat the drop?

    This afternoon's vote has now finished, in which we asked you which of the current bottom three will pull off the great escape? You won't be surprised to learn that Leicester's third win on the bounce has earned them 58.3% of your votes. Despite being bottom the table, Burnley have taken 24.2% against QPR's 17.5%.

    One thing is for certain, Hull and Sunderland will not have been calm observers this afternoon.

  10. Post update

    Leicester 2-0 Swansea

    John Hartson

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "Swansea have had a great season with 47 points but this afternoon was all about Leicester. They have been the better side from start to finish, they carried more of a threat in the final third. They were quicker and faster to the ball, took the lead and capitalised on it. They deserved the three points. Swansea were not that bad, they played in spells without carrying a threat.

    "The atmosphere has been amazing, there is a feel good factor here. They have won three games in a row, all the pundits and experts had written them off but you would have to be a brave man to say Leicester will go down now.

    "What a game it will be next week when Leicester go to Burnley."

  11. Manager reaction

    Leicester 2-0 Swansea

    Swansea manager Garry Monk: "We probably got out-fought today which I haven't said too many times this season.

    "We knew with the crowd and recent results that the intensity would be high in first 20 minutes and we didn't really get a grip of it.

    "Nelson Oliveira had a great chance and he did well to stay on his feet. If we had got a goal then the atmosphere would have changed."

  12. Manager reaction

    Leicester 2-0 Swansea

    Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson: "To get three wins on trot in this division is very hard and doubly so considering the position we are in. We are delighted.

    "We are now involved in a six game season and four of those are at home.

    "It is still in our hands which is nice. Our fate is still in our hands which is how we want to keep it for as long as possible.

    "The danger is people start believing the job is done. It is far from it. There is a long way to go.

    "We have still got six games left and we have to get as many points as possible from them which is going to be a big challenge."

  13. What's on, where...

    Do you want to watch the FA Cup semi-final? You can. How about reading a text commentary on it? Yep, that too. But what about 5 live and local radio on the game? Those as well. Basically, if you want to see it, hear it or read it, we've got it covered.

    If it's Manchester United v Chelsea that you're after, we've got that covered too, via the medium of text commentary.

    If you stick around here, it is reaction to this afternoon's games all the way. Speaking of which...

  14. League One review

    Bristol City

    Bristol City were already promoted. Now they are the League One winners after getting the point they needed in a 0-0 draw against Coventry City.

    MK Dons moved one point behind second-placed Preston after a thumping 6-1 win over Leyton Orient, including two goals from Rob Hall, but Swindon in fourth suffered a shock 1-0 home loss to already relegated Yeovil.

    At the bottom, Colchester conceded an injury-time equaliser to draw 2-2 against Scunthorpe, Notts County look in desperate trouble after losing 2-0 at relegation rivals Crawley, who move out of the bottom four, They are replaced in the relegation zone by Orient.

  15. Championship review

    Yann Kermorgant

    What drama at Bournemouth. They trailed 1-0 at half-time against Sheffield Wednesday and had defender Simon Francis sent off, but Eddie Howe's men moved 2-1 ahead after goals from Yann Kermorgant (pictured) and Matt Ritchie. But there was an injury-time twist as Chris Maguire 95th-minute penalty saw it end 2-2 to deny Bournemouth the victory that would have taken them top.

    The Cherries' slip-up enabled Watford to go top after a 1-0 win against Birmingham, while play-off hopefuls Brentford dropped two points as they could only draw 2-2 at home to Bolton. Huddersfield were leading 3-1 and 4-3 but two goals from Tom Ince helped Derby claim a thrilling 4-4 draw.

    At the bottom, Wigan survive. Well, for today at least. A 2-1 win against Brighton keeps their very slim hopes of staying up alive.

  16. Manager reaction

    Stoke 2-1 Southampton


    Southampton boss Ronald Koeman: "We were unlucky. I am happy how the lads played. We know it is a difficult place to come and if you control that 90 minutes like we did it is very difficult and painful to understand how we lose.

    "It was a bad moment at 1-1, but the team showed a good reaction. The wind was influential in their equaliser so it is unlucky. Sometimes in life you need more luck.

    "If you play at difficult place and control the game, we created enough but didn't score enough. Everyone is talking about Champions League, we didn't. We talk about playing good football and fighting for a European place. That is the key."

  17. Much-needed win for Albion

    Crystal Palace 0-2 West Brom

    It has been a big afternoon for West Brom, who are now eight points clear of the bottom three after their deserved win at in-form Palace. With a run-in from hell featuring games against Liverpool, Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal (as well as Newcastle) they desperately needed the points today. And they got them courtesy of a cracking goal-scoring start to both halves.

  18. Post update

    Crystal Palace 0-2 West Brom


    West Brom goalscorer James Morrison: "We worked hard during the week on being hard to beat and it worked today. We will try and get to 40 points, that is our target. We have a some good games coming up and we look forward to that."

  19. Team News

    Chelsea v Man Utd (17:30 BST)

    Chelsea make two changes from the side who beat QPR last time out in the Premier League as Kurt Zouma and Oscar start with Ramires & Willian on bench.

    Luke Shaw, Radamel Falcao and Paddy McNair are brought in for Manchester United, who are without the injured quartet of Michael Carrick, Daley Blind, Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo. Striker Robin van Persie is included on the substitutes bench.

    Chelsea XI: Courtois, Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry (c), Azpilicueta, Zouma, Matic, Oscar, Fabregas, Hazard, Drogba.

    United XI: De Gea, Valencia, Smalling, McNair, Shaw, Mata, Rooney, Herrera, Young, Fellaini, Falcao

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    Crystal Palace 0-2 West Brom

    Matt, London: Palace in a nutshell. From achieving the seemingly impossible last week, to failing to achieve what should be relatively within their grasp this time around. West Brom are a respectable side but Palace should very much be able to compete with them if they are able to out-muscle and out-heart a team like Manchester City.

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    Bournemouth 2-2 Sheffield Wednesday

    The 10 men of Bournemouth thought they had this game won. But Chris Maguire's penalty has denied them a win and top spot in the division. This twisty, turny Championship promotion chase takes another swerve.

  22. GOAL

    Bournemouth 2-2 Sheffield Wednesday - Chris Maguire

    More drama. Atdhe Nuhiu goes down in the area to give Sheffield Wednesday one last chance to ruin the Bournemouth party. Chris Maguire steps up and slots home the resulting spot-kick. The Cherries were top. They are not anymore.

  23. Battle at the bottom

    The battle at the bottom is turning into an almighty tussle. Leicester's win today (meaning they have won three top-flight games on the spin for the first time since 2000) has taken them off the bottom for the first time since November. They are now level on points with 17th-placed Hull and only in the bottom three on goal difference (one goal to be precise) and are just a point behind Sunderland.

    Burnley's defeat to Everton means they replace Leicester at the foot, with QPR 19th. Both the bottom two have 26 points.

  24. Full-time scores


    Stoke 2-1 Southampton


    Leicester 2-0 Swansea


    Leicester City striker Leonardo Ulloa: "I am happy because it is a very good result but now we need to think about the next game.

    "It is a very important result. We believe and the fans believe we will stay in the Premier League but we have to go from game to game."


    Crystal Palace 0-2 West Brom


    Everton 1-0 Burnley

    Burnley are bottom of the league for the first time since November thanks to Leicester's win.

  29. Championship update

    Bournemouth 2-1 Sheffield Wednesday

    Mark Mitchener at the Goldsands Stadium

    BBC Sport

    "The sun is shining on Bournemouth today, in all senses.

    "Minutes after losing defender Simon Francis to a second yellow card, the Cherries won a free-kick 25 yards out and it was tapped to Matt Ritchie who fired an unstoppable rocket into the top corner.

    "If Eddie Howe's men can hold on for five minutes plus stoppages, they're going back to the top of the table."

  30. Football League update

    Championship: What a big goal for Bournemouth. Huge. They only have 10 men, but a wonderful strike from Matt Ritchie has put them 2-1 in front against Sheffield Wednesday. The Cherries, who have never played in English football's top flight, are heading top of the Championship.

  31. Post update

    Stoke 2-1 Southampton

    Toby Alderweireld leaves the field on a stretcher, he needed oxygen too. A nasty one. We think it was a heavy landing which did the damage. Saints down to 10 men for the finale.

  32. Post update

    Crystal Palace 0-2 West Brom


    We are into injury time at Selhurst Park. Palace are pushing for a goal but it would take a miracle for them to claim even a point here. Glenn Murray has a pop but puts his shot high and wide.

  33. Post update

    Stoke 2-1 Southampton

    A long, long stoppage as Saints defender Toby Alderweireld needs treatment. A fairly innocuous clash at first viewing but the stretcher was called for and he's still down.


    Leicester 2-0 Swansea

  35. Post update

    Leicester 2-0 Swansea

    Chris Sutton

    Former Norwich, Blackburn and Celtic striker, Final Score

    "Fair play to Leicester, over the course of this game they deserve this."

  36. Post update

    Leicester 2-0 Swansea

    John Hartson

    BBC Radio 5 live


    "There was a fumble from Fabianski from Cambiasso's free-kick and Andy King was the first to react. It looked to be an easy save, it wasn't. There was pace on the ball, it bounced two or three in front of Fabianksi and King got his goal. It's 2-0 and that should be game over."

  37. Football League updates

    Championship: Bournemouth will go top with a win, but it is currently 1-1 at the Goldsands Stadium. But Eddie Howe's side will have to play for the last few minutes with only 10 men after full-back Simon Francis was sent off for a second bookable offence.

    A hat-trick from Rudy Gestede has taken Blackburn 3-2 in front against Nottingham Forest.

  38. Sitter!

    Stoke 2-1 Southampton

    Two sitters in one game! Steven N'Zonzi missed an open goal in the first half and now Peter Crouch joins the club. Stoke break as Saints pile men forwards, Jon Walters lays it on a plate for Crouch and he quite literally has the entire goal to aim at. He slides it wide!

  39. GOAL

    Leicester 2-0 Swansea - Andy King


    A big goal. A huge goal. A massive goal for Leicester. Esteban Cambiasso hits a free-kick from the edge of the box towards goal and when Lukasz Fabianski parries it, Andy King is on hand to side-foot in and spark an almighty celebration in the King Power. Leicester are coming off the bottom of the table for the first time since November courtesy of a third win in a row.

  40. Post update

    Leicester 1-0 Swansea

    Conor McNamara

    BBC commentator

    "Leicester have not won three games in a row in the Premier League since 2000."

  41. Football League updates

    Championship: Wigan need to win to stay up. They may just survive to fight another day. It is 2-1 at the DW Stadium thanks to a vital goal from James Perch.

    What a sensational game at Huddersfield. Tom Ince has linked up with Darren Bent and scored his second of the game. The score there. Huddersfield 4, Derby 4. Leeds were winning. Now they are losing. Yoni Buyens's penalty takes Charlton 2-1 ahead.

    League One: Colchester have turned it around against Scunthorpe. The U's were 1-0 down, now they are 2-1 up. MK Dons lead 6-1 against Leyton Orient.

  42. Post update

    Crystal Palace 0-2 West Brom

    Palace have the ball in the net as Yaya Sanogo taps in from Papa Souare's cross. But the flag is up for offside against the striker. It is Sanogoal.

  43. Post update

    Everton 1-0 Burnley

    Burnley are still in the game somehow and Danny Ings has a chance to level it up! A free header seven yards out - and he puts it over. If you want to play for a top side you need to be bagging those...

  44. Championship update

    Bournemouth 1-1 Sheffield Wednesday

    Mark Mitchener at the Goldsands Stadium

    BBC Sport

    "Yann Kermorgant has raised the roof here on the south coast, deftly heading Matt Ritchie's cross past Chris Kirkland to level for Bournemouth - minutes after the home fans were howling at referee Paul Tierney for not awarding a penalty.

    "Kenwyne Jones is on for the Cherries, who have three up front - stand by for a grandstand final 20 minutes."

  45. Post update

    Leicester 1-0 Swansea

    John Hartson

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "This could be the most important five minutes of Leicester's season."

  46. Post update

    Leicester 1-0 Swansea


    Leicester knocking on the door again as Riyad Mahrez cuts inside from the left and fires a low shot that is creeping in to the bottom corner until Lukasz Fabianki dives down to save. Five minutes to go.

  47. GOAL

    Stoke 2-1 Southampton - Charlie Adam (84 mins)


    Charlie Adam grabs a late goal to put Stoke ahead! Ryan Shawcross was possibly offside in the build-up but after Jon Walters had a shot blocked, Adam brings the loose ball down with a fine touch before hitting a bobbling shot into the ground and into the net.

  48. Post update

    Leicester 1-0 Swansea

    John Hartson

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "Ashley Williams has not got any of the ball. Vardy goes over, there is a little bit of a push, I have seen them given, Swansea got away with that one."

  49. Post update

    Leicester 1-0 Swansea


    Around 10 minutes to go at the King Power. Leicester could, and probably should, have this game wrapped up. But there is a nervousness about them now every time Swansea come forward. They are so close to a potentially huge win. Of course they are going to be a bit nervous.

  50. Football League updates

    Championship: Charlton have equalised against Leeds thanks to a goal from ex-Celtic striker Tony Watt. 1-1. It is a seven-goal thriller at the John Smith's Stadium. Huddersfield were 3-1 up, Derby pulled it back to 3-3, but Nahki Wells has put the hosts 4-3 ahead.

    Massive - Yann Kermorgant has levelled for Bournemouth in their home game against Sheffield Wednesday - it is 1-1 there.

  51. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Blackburn 2-2 Nottm Forest

    Birds on pitch

    Martin Jones: This sums up the second half at Ewood Park. They were there for 15 minutes.

    Spotting two birds is the highlight of a game with four goals? Must have been a brilliant first half...

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    Leicester 1-0 Swansea

    Leicester feel they should have a spot-kick as Jamie Vardy breaks into the box and tumbles after nipping the ball past Ashley Williams. The referee, though, waves away the appeals.

  53. Post update

    Everton 1-0 Burnley


    Still Everton can't put Burnley away. Leighton Baines' free-kick goes through to Gareth Barry but he miscues an effort on goal. Tame. Saved.

  54. Post update

    Leicester 1-0 Swansea

    John Hartson

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "Leicester missed a few chances at the beginning of the second-half and they might have gone two or three in front. Swansea are now on top and feel like they are still in the game."

  55. Post update

    Crystal Palace 0-2 West Brom

    The second goal has completely deflated Palace. It is clear at the moment that West Brom need this win more than the home side. The Baggies are taking all that palace can throw at them with ease. At the other end, Julian Speroni has to be quick off his line to save a shot from Saido Berahino.

  56. Football League / Conference updates

    Steve Cotterill

    League One: Steve Cotterill's Bristol City are currently on course to get the point they need to win the League One title. It is goalless in their game against Coventry.

    League Two: Tranmere are bottom. They are staying there as they trail 3-0 at home to Oxford United.

    Conference: It is could be a double celebration in Bristol. Bristol Rovers are heading top of the Conference as they lead at Dover, while Barnet, who started the day in first position, are 1-0 down at Kidderminster.

  57. Team News

    Chelsea v Man Utd (17:30 BST)

    Kurt Zouma starts in midfield for leaders Chelsea in the late game, while Radamel Falcao gets a rare start up front for an injury-hit Manchester United. Wayne Rooney goes into midfield.

    Chelsea: Courtois, Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta, Zouma, Matic, Oscar, Fabregas, Hazard, Drogba

    Man Utd: De Gea, Valencia, Smalling, McNair, Shaw, Mata, Rooney, Herrera, Young, Fellaini, Falcao


    Leicester 1-0 Swansea

    A glorious chance for Leicester to all but seal the three points is spurned, largely thanks to Swans keeper Lukasz Fabianski. Jamie Vardy tears away and up to the edge of the Swansea box with the ball, which he lays off to Riyad Mahrez, who is denied by quick movement and even faster reflexes from the away keeper.

  59. Latest scores

  60. Post update

    Everton 1-0 Burnley


    A loan move is as good as a rest, as the old saying goes. Aaron Lennon looks a new man in an Everton shirt, he's had more shots this afternoon than in his last few seasons at Spurs combined. Another good drive from 20 yards is gathered in by Tom Heaton. Everton still only one up though against the 10 men.

  61. Post update

    Stoke 1-1 Southampton

    Southampton need a win today to keep up their hopes of a top-four spot, and Stoke are there for the taking. Can they find a winner in the final 20 minutes?


    Leicester 1-0 Swansea

    Goalscorer Leonardo Ulloa is withdrawn and replaced by Riyad Mahrez. Ulloa gets a warm embrace from his manager. No wonder, as his goal is currently winning this game for the Foxes.

  63. Football League updates

    Championship: Derby were 3-1 down at half-time, now it is 3-3 in their game at Huddersfield. Jesse Lingard, on loan from Manchester United, makes it all square at the John Smith's Stadium.

    League One: A day to forget for Leyton Orient fans, as their side are being thrashed 5-0 at the moment. Thirty minutes left for MK Dons to score some more.

    League Two: Lucas Akins has scored twice to put Burton 2-0 in front at Morecambe. Burton will go up if they win and either Wycombe or Bury fail to do so. Bury are 1-0 up at Portsmouth, but Wycombe's game at AFC Wimbledon is still goalless.

  64. Post update

    Leicester 1-0 Swansea

    John Hartson

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "What an unbelievable save by Kasper Schmeichel. I have said before he is a chip of the old block. How many times did we see his dad Peter do that."


    Leicester 1-0 Swansea

    Leicester could really do with a second if they want to seal another key win. They ride their luck as Nelson Oliviera jinks into the box and into a position that leaves him with just Kaspar Schmeichel to beat. In typical Schmeichel style, the keeper spreads like a big starfish and blocks the shot to preserve the home lead.

  66. Post update

    Everton 1-0 Burnley

    Leighton Baines to hit one! Great strike from the England left-back, true and hard but Tom Heaton makes the stop.

  67. Championship update

    Watford 1-0 Birmingham

    Kalika Mehta at Vicarage Road

    BBC Sport

    "Substitute Ikechi Anya provides a perfect cross and Craig Catchart hit the ball on the volley over his shoulder and into the back of the net to put Watford ahead.

    "An almighty release of nervousness, frustration and tension and jubilation as the Hornets finally take the lead after an afternoon of domination."

  68. Post update

    Crystal Palace 0-2 West Brom


    Palace need something fast if they are to get back into this game. Substitute Papa Souare almost provides it as his cross loops wayward of its intended target and threatens the goal before dropping on to its roof.


    Everton 1-0 Burnley

    Everton still looking for the second goal their dominance merits, and they bring on record signing Romelu Lukaku up top. Not what you want to see as a Clarets defender.

    Burnley have now gone six hours without a goal.

  70. Football League updates

    Championship: Watford started the day third, but could end it top of the table. With Bournemouth losing 1-0 at home to Sheffield Wednesday, Watford have just gone in front against Birmingham thanks to a volley from Craig Cathcart.

    League One: Too-little, too late for already-relegated Yeovil, who lead 1-0 at promotion-chasing Swindon through James Berrett's goal.

  71. CLOSE!

    Stoke 1-1 Southampton

    Sadio Mane has been brilliant for the Saints today and he almost has the visitors ahead again, skipping away down the right and rounding Asmir Begovic before picking out Dusan Tadic in the middle. Tadic has two defenders on the line to beat and he can't do it, a tame effort really kicked off the line.

  72. Latest scores

  73. Football League updates

    Championship: A thrilling game at the St John's Stadium. It is Huddersfield 3-2 Derby. Simon Dawkins has pulled one back for the Rams. Wigan have conceded an equaliser against Brighton, which could be the goal that takes the Latics down. In other scores, Leeds lead 1-0 at Charlton, and it is 2-2 in the match between Blackburn and Nottingham Forest.

    League Two: Carlisle are heading towards League Two safety. Billy Paynter's goal makes it 2-0 against Plymouth. But it is worrying times for bottom-placed Tranmere. Kemar Roofe's goal early in the second half gives Oxford a 1-0 advantage, which is instantly doubled to 2-0 with Danny Rose adding a second.

  74. Post update

    Leicester 1-0 Swansea

    John Hartson

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "Three chances in the first ten minutes of the second-half for Leicester but they have failed to take any of them. They should be out of sight here."

  75. Post update

    Leicester 1-0 Swansea


    Leicester go close to a second goal. Jamie Vardy provides the cross and Leornardo Ulloa loops a header on to the roof of the net.


    Crystal Palace 0-2 West Brom

    Oh, what a good chance for Palace to hit back straight away, and Dwight Gayle misses it! A cross is swung in superbly from the left. It is missed by Glenn Murray at the near post and looks certain to be tucked in by Gayle from six yards but somehow he lifts his shot against the bar and over.

  77. CLOSE!

    Everton 1-0 Burnley

    That should be 2-0! Aaron Lennon again does well for Everton down their left this time, he puts it on a plate for James McCarthy - who side-foots wide from sic yards. A gimme.

  78. FA CUP semi-final

    Reading v Arsenal (17:20 BST)

    The teams have just been announced for this afternoon's FA Cup semi-final at Wembley.

    You can watch that game and follow minute-by-minute updates in a separate page - click here to follow action from Wembley.

  79. Post update

    Everton 1-0 Burnley

    Kevin Mirallas can count himself lucky to still be on the field. Burnley can count themselves lucky to still be in the game. Arouna Kone should at the very least hit the target after more good work down the left, he swivels and lashes over the top.

  80. Post update

    Everton 1-0 Burnley

    Chris Sutton

    Former Norwich, Blackburn and Celtic striker, Final Score

    "That's a leg-breaker from Mirallas. It is a disgraceful challenge. The referee has bottled it. I don't know how he can give it as a yellow card if he has seen it."

  81. GOAL

    Crystal Palace 0-2 West Brom - Craig Gardner (53 mins)


    As in the first 45 minutes, West Brom strike early. Craig Gardner latches on to a loose ball following a corner and unleashing a peach of a drive from 25 yards that beats the diving Julian Speroni and finds the net. This could be a huge win for the Baggies, who will move eight points clear of the bottom three. Palace have a mountain to climb.

  82. Post update

    Everton 1-0 Burnley

    Former Republic of Ireland winger Kevin Kilbane

    Final Score

    "Kevin Mirallas should be sent off. That's a really bad tackle and it should be 10 against 10. Poor refereeing."


    Everton 1-0 Burnley

    It's not your day Burnley! A miscued corner goes right through the six-yard box, hits Phil Jagielka on the back and pops up into Tim Howard's hands. Anywhere else and it is a goal!

    Kevin Mirallas is then booked for a very poor challenge indeed. He is high and wild on George Boyd. That could very easily be a red card. Nasty, nasty foul.

  84. Post update

    Leicester 1-0 Swansea

    John Hartson

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "If Leicester can get three points today and results go their way, they can climb out of the bottom three. Three points mean more for Leicester than Swansea today."

  85. Post update

    Leicester 1-0 Swansea

    Andrej Kramaric has not exactly set the league on fire since joining Leicester for a weighty fee in January but he is a yard or two away from making it 2-0 at the King Power as he strides forward with the ball, cuts on to his right foot and then curls an effort just past the post.


    Everton 1-0 Burnley


    Everton close to a second as Arouna Kone extends a leg to divert a Kevin Mirallas cross against the base of the post via the feet of Tom Heaton. A second Everton goal would surely signal game over. Burnley down to 10 men remember.


    Leicester 1-0 Swansea

    Leicester have also had to make a change as Ritchie de Laet on for Marcin Wasilewski. It doesn't halt the flow of the game though, which is heading firmly in the direction of the Swansea goal. Marc Albrighton turns in the box but drags his shot a yard past the post.

  88. Post update

    Stoke 1-1 Southampton

    Former Republic of Ireland winger Kevin Kilbane

    Final Score

    "You can't take any chances with that. You just want Kelvin Davis to tip it over the bar but he hasn't done his job. Mame Diouf reacted well to finish it to be fair, but it's poor from Davis."

  89. Post update

    Stoke 1-1 Southampton

    Chris Sutton

    Former Norwich, Blackburn and Celtic striker, Final Score

    "You can argue the Southampton defenders could have reacted better, but they would have expected their goalkeeper to do better."


    Crystal Palace 0-1 West Brom

    Palace boss Alan Pardew clearly feels his side need something different as he makes a double change. On come Dwight Gayle and Pape Souare for Joe Ledley and Mile Jedinak.

  91. GOAL

    Stoke 1-1 Southampton - Mame Diouf (47 mins)


    It's a terrible goal for Kelvin Davis to look back on as Stoke level instantly! Steven N'Zonzi chips a hopeful ball into the box, Davis in the Saints goal misreads it and the ball hits the top of the crossbar and bounces back into the goalmouth. Mame Diouf latches on to it and cracks it in on the bounce.

  92. KICK-OFF

    We are back under way in the Premier League...


    Stoke 0-1 Southampton

    Charlie Adam on at half-time for Stoke. He'll definitely shoot from wherever he gets the ball...

  94. Post update

    Chelsea v Man Utd (17:30 BST)

    BBC Sport chief football writer Phil McNulty at Stamford Bridge

    "West London is bathed in glorious sunshine and thousands of fans are already milling around outside Stamford Bridge ahead of Premier League leaders' Chelsea's meeting with Manchester United.

    "Jose Mourinho may be the master now as Chelsea hold a seven-point advantage over Arsenal at the top of the table with a game in hand but his one-time mentor at Barcelona Louis van Gaal may just think the door to the title has been pushed slightly ajar if United can win here and reduce the gap on Chelsea to five points."

  95. Post update

    Chelsea v Man Utd (17:30 BST)


    Don't forget there are two rather large games still to come this afternoon...

  96. Championship update

    Bournemouth 0-1 Sheffield Wednesday

    Mark Mitchener at the Goldsands Stadium

    BBC Sport

    "Kieran Lee's headed goal for mid-table Wednesday threatens to put a dampener on Bournemouth's promotion hopes.

    "It needed the goal to kick the hosts into gear - Harry Arter then had a fierce shot tipped over by Owls replacement keeper Chris Kirkland, while Eddie Howe's side finished the half well. In the six minutes of stoppage time, they forced three corners and had a penalty appeal waved away.

    "Bournemouth will take heart from Easter Monday, when they roared back from 2-0 down to beat Birmingham 4-2. But it was a 4-2 Wednesday win exactly a year ago today which ultimately derailed last season's play-off push. Can lightning strike twice?"

  97. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Plenty of views on Ashley Barnes' red card...

    Aidan Williams: The first yellow was rubbish. Fair enough on the second. Shouldn't be off the pitch though, well except for half time.

    Tokunbo: Stupid tackle just before half-time. Game management skills = 0!!

    Sarah Morgan: Kudos to the referee who finally knows Ashley Barnes red card offence when he sees one - got away with two this season!

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  98. Post update

    Stoke 0-1 Southampton

    It has the feel of and-of-season dead rubber at Stoke, but Saints are just two points behind Manchester City and fourth place as it stands.

    Saints in the Champions League?

  99. Football League updates

    Championship: Derby were leading, but are now 3-1 behind at Huddersfield. Mark Hudson headed in a corner for Huddersfield's second before Reece James added a third. It is also a lively match at Brentford. The hosts were 1-0 up versus Bolton, but were pegged back by a goal from Adam Le Fondre. But the scores were only level for three minutes as Brentford captain Jonathan Douglas restored their lead. 2-1 to Brentford.

    League Two: Mansfield are not safe just yet. And two goals from Sullay Kaikai sees them 2-0 down at Cambridge. Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink's promotion party may be delayed. A Bury win would mean Hasselbaink's Burton would have to wait to secure promotion, and Ryan Lowe's goal just before half-time has put the Shakers 1-0 up away at Portsmouth.

  100. Post update

    Everton 1-0 Burnley

    Former Republic of Ireland winger Kevin Kilbane

    Final Score

    "Burnley have had a couple of chances to get back into the game and Gareth Barry has made some important challenges. But Everton are on top really, they've been causing Burnley problems."

  101. At the bottom

    Just to clarify, as it stands Leicester are up to 18th in the Premier League table, in the drop zone only on goal difference. Hull are the side watching on nervously.

    Burnley are going to the bottom of the table, with QPR the meat in a relegation sandwich.

  102. Half-time scores

  103. HALF-TIME

    Everton 1-0 Burnley

    Burnley a goal down and a man down. Down?

  104. HALF-TIME

    Crystal Palace 0-1 West Brom

  105. HALF-TIME

    Leicester 1-0 Swansea

    MOTD's Simon Brotherton at the King Power

    "A standing ovation for the home side. A strong performance from Leicester, with the fans and players singing off the same hymn sheet. It is a lead the home side richly deserve. There was not much for Swansea to enjoy in the first half apart from the sunshine."

  106. RED CARD

    Everton 1-0 Burnley - Ashley Barnes


    Stupid, stupid stuff. Ashley Barnes is on a booking and slides in on Seamus Coleman on the halfway line, it's a red card all day long.

    There was no need to slide in. It's one thing defending from the front but a wise head needed.

  107. Post update

    Leicester 1-0 Swansea

    John Hartson

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "Leicester want to get into half-time in front, they deserve the lead, for the first 25 minutes they were absolutely outstanding. Swansea started to come back into it. The next goal will be absolutely pivotal."

  108. HALF-TIME

    Stoke 0-1 Southampton

  109. Post update

    Crystal Palace 0-1 West Brom

    Palace are still plugging away in search of an equaliser. The ball falls for the bearded Mile Jedinak on an angle in the box but his shot goes flies over the bar.

  110. SITTER!

    Stoke 0-1 Southampton

    What a miss! The Potteries need to open up and swallow Steven N'Zonzi, who has just missed an absolute sitter.

    The hosts work a neat free-kick, it's headed on and the midfielder is unmarked three yards out. Pretty much any contact and it's a goal but the ball rolls off his ankle and goes wide. He hangs his head in shame.

  111. Football League updates

    Sheffield Wednesday

    Championship: Brentford's Alex Pritchard converts from Andre Gray's cross to put the Bees ahead against Bolton. But bad news for another play-off hopeful as Derby have conceded an equaliser at Huddersfield, where it is now 1-1. Bournemouth will go top with a win. But they will have to come from behind to do so as Kieran Lee (pictured) has put Sheffield Wednesday 1-0 ahead.

    League One: Leyton Orient have collapsed. They trail 4-0 at MK Dons, with all four goals coming in a 15-minute spell.

    League Two: Carlisle are fighting to stay in the Football League, Plymouth aiming for three points to stay in the play-offs. But it is going to be an unhappy, long journey home for the Argyle fans if this stays the same. They trail 1-0 after Gary Dicker's goal for the hosts.

  112. Post update

    Leicester 1-0 Swansea

    John Hartson

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "Swansea are coming back into the game and are enjoying longer spells of possession. Sigurdsson and Shelvey are trying to probe. I would like to see more from Oliveira."

  113. Post update

    Leicester 1-0 Swansea

    Leicester fancy a second before the break. Wes Morgan, of all people, pops up on the right and finds Marc Albrighton, whose cross is swung in but met by a desperate defensive header from Ashley Williams. The home crowd roar their approval. Leicester have been very good this half.

  114. Post update

    Leicester 1-0 Swansea

    "Four four two" shouts Nigel Pearson. Four four two, he repeatedly brandishes with his fingers. I think he wants his team to play four four two.

  115. Post update

    Everton 1-0 Burnley


    Danny Ings appears to have an injury for Burnley, that would be bad news. But he's back on his feet and fashions an opening for Ashley Barnes, who is closed down by a brilliant sliding tackle from Gareth Barry.

    Ings is not 100%, but maybe a 60% fit Ings is better for the Clarets than anyone else?

  116. Post update

    Crystal Palace 0-1 West Brom

    Former Republic of Ireland winger Kevin Kilbane

    Final Score

    "Tony Pulis has been a master of defending deep at all the clubs he's been to over the years. West Brom are doing well but Glenn Murray just set up a great chance (see 15:34) for Crystal Palace."

  117. Championship update

    Watford 0-0 Birmingham City

    Kalika Mehta at Vicarage Road

    BBC Sport

    "Vicarage Road erupts in jubilation as the crowd are convinced Matej Vydra has scored but the striker's shot into the ground in fact thunders off the crossbar.

    "The nerves of the crowd are clearly evident and they are almost trying to will the ball into the net. Watford are on top but Birmingham are keeping plenty of men behind the ball and thus far protecting their goal well."

  118. Post update

    Leicester 1-0 Swansea


    Swansea have steadied the ship a bit at Leicester. It would have been a big ask for the home side to keep up the frantic attacking pace they set in the opening quarter. However, Garry Monk's side have yet to really test Kasper Schmeichel.

  119. Post update

    Stoke 0-1 Southampton

    Sadio Mane is the best player on the park and the Saints frontman spins out of one challenge and perfectly plays in right-back Nathaniel Clyne. Clyne gallops into the box but he's well closed down and can only slice over.

    Moon-like at the Britannia today. No atmosphere.

  120. Post update

    Crystal Palace 0-1 West Brom

    Palace are trailing but they are doing all the attacking at Selhurst Park. Joel Ward's cross is flicked on by Glenn Murray and acrobatically hit by an overhead kick from Yannick Bolasie, but saved. Much more of this and the home side won't be trailing for long.

  121. Post update

    Leicester 1-0 Swansea

    John Hartson

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "It was a fast start from Leicester, they came out flying, surprised Swansea and got the all important goal. Swansea are now probing to see if they can get back into the game before half-time."

  122. Football League updates

    Championship: Wigan are clinging on to their Championship status. Tim Chow, on his full debut, has scored for the Latics against Brighton. Wigan will be relegated if they fail to win, but at the minute they are leading 1-0.

    League One: Will Grigg has made it 3-0 to MK Dons against Leyton Orient, who have conceded three goals in seven minutes. Next-to-bottom Colchester trail 1-0 at home to Scunthorpe, Theo Robinson the goalscorer.

    League Two: It could be promotion for Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink today. His Burton side have missed a penalty in their game at Morecambe, but Lucas Akins (pictured) has put Hasselbaink's men ahead.

  123. Latest scores

  124. Post update

    Everton 1-0 Burnley

    What a chance to equalise! Burnley now break through but Dave Jones puts his shot on the run way over the bar. Great chance.

  125. Football League updates

    League One: Two goals in three minutes for MK Dons in their vital game against Leyton Orient. The O's will drop into the bottom four with a defeat, while MK Dons are aiming to move within one point of second-placed Preston. Dean Bowditch put MK Dons ahead before Lewis Baker, on loan from Chelsea, added a second.

    League Two: An eventful day for Accrington. A player sent off, then they took the lead, now they have conceded a penalty, which Stevenage's Simon Walton converted to make it 1-1.

  126. Post update

    Leicester 1-0 Swansea

    A break in play allows Nigel Pearson to give his team some instructions on the touchline. His swipes his arms, he points and leaves them in no uncertain terms what he wants. On the Pearson anger-o-meter it's a calm 3.

  127. Post update

    Everton 1-0 Burnley

    Former Republic of Ireland winger Kevin Kilbane

    Final Score

    "Kevin Mirallas was so lucky it's unreal (see 15:28). It came off his shin, off his knee, but came back into his path and it's a simple finish in the end."

  128. Post update

    Crystal Palace 0-1 West Brom

    Former Republic of Ireland winger Kevin Kilbane

    Final Score

    "I don't think that's a penalty (see 15:26). Craig Gardner tuned his back on the ball but Wilfried Zaha is waiting for the foul. He has to go after the ball."

  129. GOAL

    Everton 1-0 Burnley - Kevin Mirallas (29 mins)


    Everton now do take the lead and it's no more than they deserve. Seamus Coleman pulls the ball over from the right, Arouna Kone runs over the ball and Kevin Mirallas slams it home from close range. He air-kicks his first shot but has time to let the ball bounce and fire it in.

  130. Post update

    Leicester 1-0 Swansea

    John Hartson

    Former Wales striker

    "This Leicester run is a statement for the board members and chairman who made a big decision to keep Nigel Pearson when they were under all sorts of pressure. They showed a lot of patience and they are on the verge of a massive turnaround. They look like they are not going to get beat the way they have started here today."

  131. Post update

    Stoke 0-1 Southampton


    Stoke now coming back into the game after a dominant spell from the hosts. Plenty of huff and puff but not much in the way of quality.

  132. Post update

    Crystal Palace 0-1 West Brom

    Palace are seeking parity at Selhurst Park. Yannick Bolasie, who scored a hat-trick last week, turns and shoots but Boaz Myhill saves. Moments later, Craig Gardner appears to foul Wilfried Zaha in the box as a ball is swung to the back post but the referee doesn't agree with the home fans' screams for a spot-kick.

  133. Post update

    Leicester 1-0 Swansea

    Swansea's first real attack sees Jonjo Shelvey blaze over from range after Gylfi Sigurdsson's shot from the edge of the box is blocked.

  134. Post update

    Stoke 0-1 Southampton

    Former Republic of Ireland winger Kevin Kilbane

    Final Score

    "It's Morgan Schneiderlin's goal (see 15:21). It was an underhit corner but Jose Fonte made something of it by attacking the ball. His header was on target but it's definitely Schneiderlin's goal."

  135. Championship update

    Bournemouth 0-0 Sheffield Wednesday

    Mark Mitchener at the Goldsands Stadium

    BBC Sport

    "Bournemouth are looking for the win which would take them back to the top of the Championship - but the visitors have lost two players to injury before a quarter of an hour was played.

    "Goalkeeper Keiren Westwood, named on the team sheet, is presumed to have picked up an injury in the warm-up as he was replaced by substitute Chris Kirkland before kick-off - while midfielder Sam Hutchinson limped off with an apparent hamstring strain in the 14th minute. Hot and sunny here, but no clear-cut chances at either end."


    Everton 0-0 Burnley

    When is a tackle not a tackle? Burnley forward Ashley Barnes is booked for a sliding tackle from behind on James McCarthy, he is nowhere near making contact with the midfielder but is booked anyway. For intent I presume.

  137. Football League updates

    Championship: Steve McClaren's Derby side are aiming to secure a play-off spot, and a stunning Tom Ince's long-range strike has given them a 1-0 lead at Huddersfield.

    League One: Rochdale are hoping to reach the League One play-offs. It is not going to plan though, as they trail to Bradley Dack's goal for Gillingham. Crewe and Peterborough are also 1-0 ahead against Walsall and Barnsley respectively. Crawley lead against fellow strugglers Notts County, Kelly Youga the goalscorer.

    League Two: They are down to 10-men, but that has not stopped Accrington. They are 1-0 up versus sixth-placed Stevenage. It is a miserable day for Hartlepool. They are 2-0 behind at Luton.

  138. Post update

    Leicester 1-0 Swansea

    Leicester have drawn Swan blood and are going in for the kill. Marc Albrighton cuts in from the right and curls a left-footed shot just past the far post.

  139. GOAL

    Stoke 0-1 Southampton - Morgan Schneiderlin (22 mins)


    Great goal poaching! Jose Fonte heads on a corner from the right, it's on its way in but Morgan Schneiderlin can smell a goal bonus and stretches in to tap it over the line from inches out. Saints into a deserved lead.

  140. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

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    Crystal Palace 0-1 West Brom

    A vociferous penalty appeal from West Brom players as Mile Jedinak appears to haul Victor Anichebe down but referee Jonathan Moss waves it away.

  142. Post update

    Leicester 1-0 Swansea

    John Hartson

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "Really big goal for Leicester. Centre back Wes Morgan playing like a centre forward was big and strong and touched the ball into Ulloa's path who smashes it past Fabianksi from eight yards out. Morgan was excellent, he played like a big target man."

  143. CLOSE!

    Everton 0-0 Burnley

    Everton looking really dangerous now, Aaron Lennon has impressed since arriving on loan from Spurs and he goes close to another goal in the blue shirt. Again he drives at the heart of the Burnley defence and lets off an early shot, low and hard and just wide.

  144. Post update

    Leicester 1-0 Swansea

    Leicester are up to 18th as it stands courtesy of that Leonardo Ulloa goal. QPR are currently bottom of the table, with Burnley sandwiched between the two. Only goal difference is keeping Hull out of it and Sunderland are only a point clear of points parity with the Tigers and Foxes. What a battle at the bottom this is shaping up to be.

  145. Post update

    Leicester 1-0 Swansea