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Summary

  1. Mirallas beats offside trap to slot in third
  2. Defender Stones heads in from a corner
  3. McCarthy rounds off Everton counter-attack

Live Reporting

By Richard Winton and Mike Henson

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    A 3-0 Everton win was priced at 40-1 before kick-off. Congratulations if you invested in that.

    That is all from Goodison Park for today, but things are getting controversial over at the Emirates.

    Join Tom Rostance over the way to hear all about Arsenal v Chelsea.

    Bye for now.

  2. Post update

    Manchester United need three wins from their last four games to be absolutely sure of Champions League football.

    Given their superior goal difference, even eight should put them out of Liverpool's reach.

    Their last four games are: West Brom (h), Crystal Palace (a), Arsenal (h) and Hull (a).

    They should make it into the top four with some to spare for me.

  3. Post update

    Louis van Gaal has admitted that his side missed a chance to snuff out fifth-placed Liverpool's Champions League hopes with a win today.

    The gap between the two is seven points, although Liverpool have a game in hand.

    The Independent's Ian Herbert on Twitter: "Van Gaal agrees that #mufc have given #lfc hope today. 'Yes, I know that. You give the light to your opponents. I said that [to them]'"

    Liverpool meanwhile will wonder whether, had they beaten rather than drawn with West Brom yesterday, they could be looking a five-point gap with a game in hand.

  4. Post update

    Everton 3-0 Man Utd

    Wayne Rooney always looks slightly apologetic playing against Everton to me.

    Still he did as much as anyone in the United attack.

    He took four shots - two blocked, one on target, one off target - and laid on three key passes.

    He also dropped back into midfield to help build the play. As you can see in the touch map below.

    Wayne Rooney touch map
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    Still a bit of chat about whether Everton's third goal should have stood...

    Tim: Fans can blame the referee as much as they like, but the decision was correct, the only argument is if the rules are what they should be.

    Josh Jones: Very intelligent and great awareness from Lukaku, Mirallas reacted, the United defence didn't, simple as

    KN: Valencia has been a willing stand-in but he's not a right-back. We need a RB, CB, a Carrick successor, and now a striker. Happy shopping LVG!

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  6. Stones - Everton's rock

    Everton 3-0 Man Utd

    John Stones

    A clean sheet, a first Everton goal, and there were other impressive stats from John Stones' day.

    He won all eight of his 'duels', was accurate with an impressive 78% of his passes and racked up 54 touches - only Seamus Coleman had more for Everton.

    Nice work.

  7. Team News

    Arsenal v Chelsea (16:00 BST)

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger makes four changes to the side that beat Reading to reach the FA Cup final as he looks to end his 12-match winless streak against Chelsea's Jose Mourinho.

    David Ospina, Hector Bellerin, Nacho Monreal and top scorer Olivier Giroud all start for the second-placed Gunners, who have won their last eight Premier League games.

    Jose Mourinho opts for two changes from last weekend's 1-0 win over Manchester United and in the absence of the injured Diego Costa and Loic Remy has not named a recognised striker.

    Arsenal mascot with fans

    Willian and Ramires come in to what could be a pretty packed midfield as Chelsea look to take a step further towards wrapping up the title.

    Arsenal XI: Ospina, Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Coquelin, Cazorla, Ramsey, Ozil, Alexis, Giroud. Subs: Szczesny, Debuchy, Gibbs, Wilshere, Walcott, Flamini, Welbeck

    Chelsea XI: Courtois, Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry (c), Azpilicueta, Matic, Fabregas, Ramires, Oscar, Willian, Hazard. Subs: Cech, Filipe Luis, Zouma, Mikel, Loftus-Cheek, Cuadrado, Drogba.

    Follow that game here.

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    Bryan Oviedo

    Everton midfielder Bryan Oviedo, recovering from a hamstring injury, has enjoyed that win.

  9. "Everton more motivated than us"

    Everton 3-0 Man Utd

    Louis van Gaal

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal: "We have always had more fighting spirit on the pitch and I think that this is the first match that the other team have shown more of that than us.

    "We created five chances in the first half - Marouane Fellaini had to score - that is more than Everton. In the second half they scored on the counter and we had to play against a defensive side.

    "This was the first match when I saw a team that was more motivated and aggressive than us. It is not good, but we are human beings.

    "We have to see that our opponents will defend more and cope with that as a club. Everton deserved to win - when the result is fair, you can live with it."

  10. "Dynamic and clinical"

    Everton 3-0 Man Utd

    Roberto Martinex

    Everton manager Roberto Martinez: "Manchester United are very good in how they work, their positional play and their work-rate. We were happy to let them have it in certain areas, but we showed a lot of dynamism and were clinical to change defence to attack,

    "I think that the likes of Aaron Lennon, Ross Barkley and Romelu Lukaku carried so much threat.

    "I thought we were well worth a three-goal lead and that speaks volumes.

    "To keep the concentration for 90 minutes and keep a clean sheet was magnificent. It showed an incredible mentality and that is something that we have learned in a hard season.

    "It has been a big demand to be in Europe and the domestic competitions and I think that there has been a mental fatigue from that.

    "But I think that is a display that [former Everton chairman] Sir Philip Carter will have enjoyed looking down on."

    Martinez's interview also included the nugget that "goals are always an important part of games."

  11. "We were second best"

    Everton 3-0 Man Utd

    Manchester United defender Chris Smalling: "It was very disappointing. I think that was the first time this season that we were off the pace from the first whistle. From the first moment to the last we were second best.

    "I think we lacked aggression. That is what the manager emphasised to us after the game, that they seemed to want it more than us. Everton were very compact and we could not find the gaps and break them down. That is going to be the way that teams line up against us though after the run of results we have had."

  12. 'I've had pressure to score goals'

    Everton 3-0 Man Utd

    McCarthy and Stones

    Everton defender John Stones, who scored his first goal Toffees goal today, tells Sky Sports: "It's been a long time waiting for my first goal. I've had pressure from players and staff to get goals.

    "These are the big games you look forward to. I enjoyed myself today. We know we've been under par this season, the last 10 games or so we've shown we're getting back to ourselves."

  13. 'Everton were magnificent'

    Everton 3-0 Man Utd

    james McCarthy

    Everton goal-scorer James McCarthy tells Sky Sports: "It's unusual I get into those positions to score goals

    "It's been a frustrating campaign, now we want to finish the season on a high. We won't get too carried away. It's a big win.

    "We knew Man United would come at us and we hurt them on the break a couple of times. We were magnificent all over the pitch."

  14. Post update

    This result, coming after last weekend's 1-0 loss to Chelsea, is the first time that Manchester United have suffered successive defeats under Louis Van Gaal.

    Not crisis time, but two results that underline the need for a 24-carat striker partner to help out Wayne Rooney.

  15. Post update

    Everton meanwhile have poked their heads into the top half of the table, overtaking West Ham on goal difference to seize 10th spot.

  16. Post update

    Top of the table

    Successive defeats, and Liverpool have a game in hand, but surely seven points is a comfy-enough cushion for Manchester United to ride to the Champions League in relative comfort.

  17. Post update

    Right, what does that mean for the league table?

  18. FULL-TIME

    Everton 3-0 Man Utd

  19. Post update

    Everton 3-0 Man Utd

    Angel Di Maria aims a cross towards Radamel Falcao, but the multi-million pound combo have not clicked. Meat and drink for Tim Howard.

  20. Post update

    Everton 3-0 Man Utd

    McNair

    Kevin Mirallas touches the ball one side of Paddy McNair and darts the other. But Chris Smalling is there to help out his centre-back partner.

  21. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Everton 3-0 Man Utd

    David: Surely has to end the myth that United get favourable decisions. Marinner has been Everton's 12th player all match

    Mr Clumbo: What on earth has happened to Falcao? Utterly unrecognisable from what he was

    Paul Watt Riley: I'm wanting Everton win but third was offside. It was a pass to Lukaku and he ran towards the ball, not away from it.

    Andy, Macclesfield: Linesmen cannot now flag offside until they know which player touches the ball. Shocking decision, clearly played to Lukaku

    Paul and Andy are referring to Everton's third goal, which Kevin Mirallas scored, even though Romelu Lukaku was offside

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  22. INJURY TIME

    Everton 3-0 Man Utd

    Three minutes to be added on. Manchester United stroking the ball about, but without any hope of getting back into it.

  23. SUBSTITUTION

    Everton 3-0 Man Utd

    Van Persie

    Wayne Rooney also departs for Manchester United, with Robin van Persie on in his place. The Everton fans enjoyed sending the eternal Blue on his way.

    And Rooney is clutching ice to his left knee as he sits on the bench. Worrying for United.

  24. SUBSTITUTION

    Everton 3-0 Man Utd

    Arouna Kone and Steven Naismith come on for Romelu Lukaku and Ross Barkley. A bit more solidity in midfield and a bit more time nibble off the clock by Roberto Martinez.

  25. GREAT SAVE!

    Everton 3-0 Man Utd

    Kevin Mirallas close to a fourth for Everton!

    The Belgian skips in off the left wing, hurdling a couple of tired United challenges and unleashes a fizzing right-foot shot from 20 yards.

    David De Gea goes full length, stretching up a hand to turn it over. Just routine for him right now, but pretty special nonetheless.

  26. Post update

    Everton 3-0 Man Utd

    A double change coming up for Everton. Arouna Kone and Steven Naismith are waiting.

  27. DISALLOWED GOAL FOR UNITED

    Everton 3-0 Man Utd

    Falcao

    That was a neat finish from Radamel Falcao. It might help his case for permanent deal, but it won't help the scoreline.

    The Colombian was offside as Daley Blind's block tackle in midfield rolled into his path. Still, he went round Tim Howard and slotted from a tight angle before realising the call had gone against him.

  28. Post update

    Everton 3-0 Man Utd

    United's Ander Herrera swipes at a shot from 20 yards, it catches a slight deflection off Seamus Coleman and is behind for a corner.

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    Gary Lineker

    BBC Sport presenter on Twitter

    "One for the former Everton Chairman. Sir Philip Carter would've enjoyed this."

    Sir Philip Carter died this week at the age of 87.

  30. Post update

    Everton 3-0 Man Utd

    That is surely Manchester United's goose cooked.

    Everton have been flogging season ticket hard all afternoon and the team have done the sales department a massive favour on the pitch. The Toffees have been very slick going forward.

  31. Post update

    Everton 3-0 Man Utd

    Alan Irvine

    Former Everton winger on BBC Radio 5 live

    "Certainly Lukaku was offside but didn't get involved. It's difficult for defenders, but they know the rules and it is important they continue to play until the whistle. But Mirallas still had a bit to do and he finished well."

  32. GOAL

    Everton 3-0 Man Utd - Kevin Mirallas

    Mirallas
    Mirallas

    This is going to provide plenty of post-match fodder for the rules geeks.

    Ross Barkley' loft forward is clearly aimed at the clearly offside Romelu Lukaku. The United defence slow to a stroll expecting a whistle.

    But Kevin Mirallas - bombing on from an onside position - doesn't hesitate. He sweeps in ahead of Lukaku, races in on goal and fires a low finish past David De Gea.

    Andre Marriner is happy to let it stand.

  33. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Everton 2-0 Man Utd

    Donovan Dunn: Watching Falcao is like a child in a jumping castle. Bounces off everything. £280k a week? Come on now

    Kyle, Bristol: Carrick is as important to United as Matic is to Chelsea. Without them, the team looks unbalanced and fragile

    David Broome: United's form has regressed by the minute in this second half - need signings. Right-back and striker with pace for starters

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  34. Post update

    Everton 2-0 Man Utd

    Nearly very clever from Radamel Falcao.

    The Manchester United ghosts into space between the two Everton centre-halves and is picked out by a long ball forward from Angel Di Maria.

    The Colombian flicks a first-time header goalwards as Tim Howard comes off his line, but the American retreats in time to jump and claim it.

  35. SUBSTITUTION

    Everton 2-0 Man Utd

    Leon Osman makes way for Kevin Mirallas for Everton.

    That looks like a pretty much straight swap on the left wing, bringing on some fresh legs.

  36. Post update

    Everton 2-0 Man Utd

    Alan Irvine

    Former Everton winger on BBC Radio 5 live

    Falcao

    "Louis van Gaal has brought on Angel di Maria for Juan Mata and obviously feels he has to try something else. Bringing Falcao on for Marouane Fellaini at half-time has not worked. There's not a lot of space in behind Everton, and Fellaini's height could have been something United could have used."

  37. Post update

    Everton 2-0 Man Utd

    Angel Di Maria has time to deliver some quality from the right wing, but instead dumps a tame, looping cross into the gloves of Tim Howard.

    The former Real Madrid man look like he is staying out on that flank with Ander Herrera staying central and getting advanced.

  38. YELLOW CARD

    Everton 2-0 Man Utd

    Aaron Lennon was away there and off to set up another dangerous counter, if Luke Shaw had not been water-skiing off the back of him, clinging on to a fistful of shirt.

    A deserved yellow for a cynical foul.

  39. SUBSTITUTION

    Everton 2-0 Man Utd

    United have come off the boil in the last five minutes. Louis van Gaal has decided to inject Angel Di Maria into the action. A peeved Juan Mata makes way.

    Di Maria will presumably take up a role behind Wayne Rooney and Radamel Falcao who have been playing as a pretty conventional front two for the visitors.

  40. Post update

    Everton 2-0 Man Utd

    Valencia

    Some top gesturing from a pair of young Everton fans behind Antonio Valencia as he takes a throw-in, both of them giving the United full-back an emphatic and repeated thumbs down.

    The innocence of youth.

  41. Post update

    Everton 2-0 Man Utd

    Lukaku

    A lovely lollipop stepover from Romelu Lukaku takes him flying past Antonio Valencia down the United right.

    He sends a low cross whizzing into the centre, but there is no-one there to meet it.

    When you are the lone striker and as quick as Lukaku, that is going to happen. Aaron Lennon was closest to getting there for Everton.

  42. Post update

    Everton 2-0 Man Utd

    Manchester United turn the Everton defence as Luke Shaw loops round to provide the extra man down the left and Ashley Young slips him in.

    Shaw has options from the byeline, but his pull-back for Juan Mata is cut out by James McCarthy.

  43. Post update

    Everton 2-0 Man Utd

    Quick turnover ball for Everton in midfield and Ross Barkley has his head up like a meerkat.

    He has spotted Romelu Lukaku's run and his ball is perfect. The Belgian's first touch is poor though.

    If he had got that out of his feet, he might well have been through on goal.

  44. Price of football

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    Conor McNamara

    MOTD2 commentator at Goodison

    Further to that Steven Naismith entry (12:43 BST)...

    Everton seats

    Stickers on the seats of all #EFC season-ticket holders that have not yet renewed. #HardSell #bbcfootball

  45. Post update

    Everton 2-0 Man Utd

    Alan Irvine

    Former Everton wingeron BBC Radio 5 live

    "I was surprised Marouane Fellaini was taken off at half-time. I can only assume Louis van Gaal was worried about the yellow card and probably wanted to get Wayne Rooney just off the front, which is where he is now."

  46. Ouch!

    Everton 2-0 Man Utd

    Luke Shaw does very well to cover the ground and rob Ross Barkley as Everton again pounce on the counter. The United full-back got a knee in the head as he slid in though and needs a bit of treatment.

    A quick application of the magic sponge and he is cured.

  47. CLOSE!

    Everton 2-0 Man Utd

    Rooney

    Close! Chris Smalling wins another header in attack, nodding the ball on to Wayne Rooney at the far post.

    The ball is a little behind the United striker, but he controls on his chest, spins and hits in a twinkle. Tim Howard has moved similarly quickly and is out to block the shot.

  48. Post update

    Everton 2-0 Man Utd

    Immediate Manchester United pressure as Wayne Rooney forces a corner...

  49. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Everton 2-0 Man Utd

    Matt Holford: United just aren't the same team without Carrick. God help them finding a replacement when he retires.

    Narman Oloo: Playing Rooney upfront alone is like playing with 10 men. He has been anonymous

    Sushant Shetty: One game we lose and all the so called United plastic fans are out with their knives. This team has achieved its target so chill

    Yahya Elahie: This shows how important Carrick is to Man Utd. Blind just isn't as good, doesn't bring the best out of Fellaini - Carrick does.

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  50. KICK-OFF

    Everton 2-0 Man Utd

    Back up and running.

  51. SUBSTITUTION

    Everton 2-0 Man Utd

    van Gaal

    Here is the switch. And Louis van Gaal has decided he is not witing to find out if Marouane Fellaini's yellow card is going to turn to red in the second half.

    The Belgian has been hooked with Radamel Falcao on in his place to pep up United's attack.

  52. Post update

    I hope, I think I know - an album track from Oasis's bloated third album Be Here Now -blares out at half-time at Goodison.

    That is a leftfield call from the DJ. But it sounds better than I remember. Maybe it is the Marouane Fellaini of albums?

  53. 'Di Maria looks unhappy'

    Everton v Man Utd (13:30 BST)

    John Hartson

    Former Arsenal striker BBC Radio 5 live

    "I think Angel Di Maria may leave this summer in a swap deal for one of Real Madrid's players. He doesn't look happy. I'm not too sure he will stay."

    The Argentine midfielder is among the Manchester United substitutes again today. If United kept their receipt he might still be under guarantee. If not, who might they take in exchange? Isco? Asier Illarramendi?

  54. Post update

    Radamel Falcao has the look of man on a promise of some second-half action.

    The Colombian has stayed out on the pitch and is going through an energetic warm-up. There is some additional strapping and bootlace tying going on as well.

  55. Post update

    Everton 2-0 Man Utd

    Alan Irvine

    Former Everton winger on BBC Radio 5 live

    "Up until the second goal Man United were the better team and created good chances. Since that second goal though Everton have been comfortable and Man United have looked deflated and couldn't build anything. There's a lot for Louis van Gaal to think about at half-time. I think he will make changes quickly in the second half if they don't make a good start."

  56. Post update

    Everton 2-0 Man Utd

    Half-time stats

    You know how prickly Louis van Gaal got post-match after Chelsea rope-a-doped them last time out?

    Conor McNamara - on MOTD duty at Goodison today - better brace himself if it stays the same.

  57. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Everton 2-0 Man Utd

    Louis Porter: Is it just me or as soon as a young player scores, he is suddenly going to be the next best player in the world. Every time!

    Sam Robson: LVG's insistence on playing Fellaini will continue to be Utd's Achilles heel. So unbelievably damaging to the team's dynamic

    Isaac, Manchester: United's defending has been horrendous. Definitely need a new right-back. Valencia is just too inconsistent.

    Jamie Mills O'Brien: You have to mention that we NEVER score from corners.

    Consider it mentioned, Jamie.

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  58. HALF-TIME

    Everton 2-0 Man Utd

  59. Post update

    Everton 2-0 Man Utd

    More time! Ross Barkley crashes a shot high over the top from Aaron Lennon's cut-back. He could have taken a touch.

    One minute of injury time.

  60. Post update

    Everton 2-0 Man Utd

    Fellaini

    A Manchester United corner into a crowded Everton penalty box and the ball drops for Marouane Fellaini to hit it 10 yards out.

    Goodison holds its breath. But Andre Marriner parps his whistle for a foul as the Belgian thumps a shot into a thicket of defenders.

  61. Post update

    Everton 2-0 Man Utd

    Everton have another corner after Paddy McNair and David De Gea get their wires crossed and the defender has to hurriedly boot behind.

    Leighton Baines cannot match his earlier delivery though, the ball sailing out of the back of the penalty box.

  62. Championship team of the year

    Champ team

    Only one Watford player in the PFA team of the year in the Championship?

  63. Post update

    Everton 2-0 Man Utd

    Radamel Falcao has been sent down the touchline to warm up by Louis van Gaal.

    Time to drop Wayne Rooney back a bit and get him more involved?

  64. Post update

    Everton 2-0 Man Utd

    There were plenty of games earlier this season when Manchester United played poorly but got a result.

    Today they have got the opposite issue - playing decently but shipping goals at an alarming frequency.

    Stones was pretty much unchallenged for his scoring header.

  65. Post update

    Everton 2-0 Man Utd

    Alan Irvine

    Former Everton winger on BBC Radio 5 live

    "It's a fantastic header. John Stones is a talented player with a great mentality. Things are looking good for him in the future."

  66. GOAL

    Everton 2-0 Man Utd - John Stones

    Stones

    Nothing complex about that one.

    The corner is whipped into the near post and John Stones rises high and contorts his neck to bullet a header towards the far post.

    David De Gea is beaten by the accuracy of the header and the power of it does for Ashley Young stationed on the line.

  67. Post update

    Everton 1-0 Man Utd

    Lukaku

    Everton are looking sharp as razors on the counter.

    Again Seamus Coleman's pace down the right is the outlet, but the full back can't quite pick out Romelu Lukaku in the middle.

  68. Post update

    Everton 1-0 Man Utd

    Ashley Young jags in off the left flank and lets fly with his right peg. That is straight at Gareth Barry though and the Everton man puts his head in front of the ball to clear.

  69. Post update

    Everton 1-0 Man Utd

    Got to love a chested lay-off.

    Wayne Rooney shows off one of football's lesser-seen bits of skill, but Ashley Young cannot take advantage, clearing the cross bar from distance as he takes on the first-time shot.

  70. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Everton 1-0 Man Utd

    Fellaini

    Jeet Padaruth: "This is where United miss Carrick. He'd be in Fellaini's ear calming him down. Walking red card at the moment."

    Howard Roark: "Fellaini yellow card. Leopard doesn't change its spots. Good job Everton getting £28 mill"

    Richard: Everton's game plan: Kick Fellaini.

    Kevin, London: Hold your breath for another prickly interview with Van Gaal. I can see 80 minutes of United domination but 1-0 final score. Rooney up front is not a game changer by any means.

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  71. Post update

    Everton 1-0 Man Utd

    Romelu Lukaku does his best Didier Drogba impression, taking the ball with his back to goal 30 yards out, dummying a lay-off to the overlapping Seamus Coleman and turning to wallop a shot goalwards.

    Straight into the bread basket for David De Gea though.

  72. Post update

    Everton 1-0 Man Utd

    Everton have had only 33% of possession so far, but they finally get a bit of ball.

    Manchester United are full of hassle and hustle though, chasing them back into their own half with Marouane Fellaini and Daley Blind particularly busy.

  73. Post update

    Everton 1-0 Man Utd

    Alan Irvine

    Former Everton winger on BBC Radio 5 live

    Fellaini

    "Marouane Fellaini needs to be careful now he is on a yellow card. He does make fouls. I went to watch him before he signed for Everton a few years ago - he got sent off after 17 minutes for a culmination of a few fouls."

  74. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Everton 1-0 Man Utd

    Adam, Edinburgh: I think Daley Blind is a fantastic player, but his tackling has been suspect at best this whole season. Not the first time he's half heartedly gone in and the attacking player has found his way through to goal.

    Mark Taylor: How many lucky breaks there then? It might not be our day today with luck like that!

    Eyobel Gomini: McNair should be stronger and more aggressive on McCarthy!

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  75. Post update

    Everton 1-0 Man Utd

    Chris Smalling has developed into a serious attacking aerial threat this season.

    He gets up well again to meet Juan Mata's free-kick. There is plenty of power in his header but it is straight at Tim Howard.

    Luke Shaw looks like he might have picked up a groin strain by the way.

  76. Post update

    Everton 1-0 Man Utd

    Everton's Tim Howard is out bravely to dive at the feet of Wayne Rooney close to the byeline.

    The American might have sprained one of his fingers in doing so. That seems to be what he is gesturing to the bench anyway.

  77. Post update

    Everton 1-0 Man Utd

    Mata

    Manchester United are connecting the dots in attack, slicing through the Everton defence as Ashley Young, Marouane Fellaini and Juan Mata set up Daley Blind on the edge of the box.

    His shot is a trundler though and Tim Howard is practically lying in wait for it after diving to his left.

  78. Post update

    Everton 1-0 Man Utd

    Romelu Lukaku takes the resulting free-kick, striding towards it like Roberto Carlos from 40 yards. His effort is not in the Brazilian's league, but his daisycutter is controlled by Leon Osman who swivels and snaps a shot at goal.

    He doesn't connect cleanly though and David De Gea scoops it up with ease.

  79. YELLOW CARD

    Everton 1-0 Man Utd

    Fellaini

    Agricultural from Marouane Fellaini as he hacks Seamus Coleman's standing leg from under him and, a minute later, the Manchester United man shoulders Ross Barkley to the floor.

    Referee Andre Marriner tots them up and issues yellow.

  80. Post update

    Everton 1-0 Man Utd

    Alan Irvine

    Former Everton winger on BBC Radio 5 live

    "It's a fantastic start for Everton. It's the first time they have been able to get into the final third. It's a great counter attack, a lovely bit of play by James McCarthy and a good finish."

  81. Post update

    Everton 1-0 Man Utd

    It has been a breathless opening. Manchester United building well as they press for an immediate reply, Everton looking dangerous on the counter though with United open to the sucker punch.

  82. WHAT A MISS!

    Everton 1-0 Man Utd

    Marouane Fellaini barges an Everton defender off the ball and has a clear sight of goal from 20 yards. Either side of Tim Howard he is scoring the equaliser, but he hammers high over the top to jeers from the home fans.

  83. GOAL

    Everton 1-0 Man Utd - James McCarthy

    McCarthy
    McCarthy

    The classic counter-attack as Everton sweep from one and to the other and they didn't encounter much resistance to be honest.

    Antonio Valencia loses out on a header after Gareth Barry cleared Juan Mata's delivery into the Everton box and it is suddenly three on three.

    James McCarthy barges between half-hearted challenges from Paddy McNair and Daley Blind and pokes under David De Gea.

  84. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Everton v Man Utd (13:30 BST)

    Phil Johnson: Rooney back up front, where he should be. United to win 2-1.

    Andy Donley: Stones is a cultured, classy young defender, but I'm looking forward to seeing how he deals with Fellaini's strength

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  85. Post update

    Everton 0-0 Man Utd

    There has been some chat in midweek from Luke Shaw saying that he hopes to build on his solid performance in the defeat to Chelsea after a slow start to life at United.

    The teenager is seeing plenty of the ball early on, getting advanced down the left and engaging Aaron Lennon.

  86. Post update

    Everton 0-0 Man Utd

    Marouane Fellaini gets a little glimpse of goal as the Everton defence stands off him 25 yards out.

    The big Belgian has a pop, but his effort thunders into a blue shirt and deflects away to safety for the hosts.

  87. KICK-OFF

    Everton 0-0 Man Utd

    Romelu Lukaku taps the ball to Ross Barkley and we are up and running.

  88. Post update

    Former Everton managers Jim Royle and Howard Kendall are in crowd today.

    They and the rest of Goodison are upstanding for a minute's silence in memory of former chairman Sir Philip Carter.

    Everton v United
  89. Post update

    Right, that's more than enough from me. I'll hand you over to Mike Henson for Everton v Manchester United.

  90. Pre-match teaser

    Everton v Man Utd (13:30 BST)

    Romelu Lukaku

    A teaser for you, then. Everton striker Romelu Lukaku scored a hat-trick against Manchester United for West Brom in Sir Alex Ferguson's final game in charge two years ago.

    He is one of only four men to score a treble against United in the Premier League. Who are the other three? No cheating...

  91. PFA team of they year reaction

    Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Danny Aylett: The fact that Silva is ignored over Coutinho is incredible! Look at the stats, Silva has been better in every department

    Jamie Glennie: Fonte for Cahill, Clyne for Ivanovic, anyone for Coutinho

    Rachit Modi: Coutinho? Are they mad? Fabregas definitely far better. Deserved to be there in his place

    Ian Marks: Football's love affair with Chelsea is a joke. Fonte/Clyne should be in there in front of a poor Cahill and an average Ivanovic

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  92. 'It's as big a test as we can get'

    Everton v Man Utd (13:30 BST)

    Everton boss Roberto Martinez speaking to Sky Sports: "It's important we have everyone fit. It's great to have Romelu Lukaku back, challenging for his position. Leon Osman brings us a different approach - it's a tactical change. He knows how to play at Goodison, his know-how is important.

    "The game is as big a test as we could get. Manchester United have slowly found a winning formula. We faced them early in the season and you can see the turnaround in fortunes, and it's good to see where we are and how we can finish the season."

  93. WSL team of the year

    Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    As promised, here's the Women's Super League team of the year...

    WSL Team

    Remember, the Championship XI follows at 14:00 BST, and the League One (15:00 BST) and Two (16:00 BST) selections after that.

  94. 'Carver's cv will have looked atrocious'

    Live on BBC Two

    MOTD2 Extra

    John Carver

    Times football writer Alyson Rudd on Newcastle's struggle: "It might be on the last day of the season that John Carver keeps them up and is hailed as a hero when in fact his cv will have looked really quite atrocious up to that point."

  95. 'I have picked a winning team'

    Everton v Man Utd (13:30 BST)

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal speaking to Sky Sports: "Everton are a very good team - we saw that in the home match we played against them - and they create a lot of chances. At home they are stronger and they have a lot of good matches behind them coming into this match.

    "I have picked the team that has won all the games the last few weeks. Wayne Rooney is better in a striker position in the team and Ander Herrera is in a better position a line further forward so that's why I have chosen them there."

  96. PFA team of the year

    Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Jamie Gray: Seems like if there wasn't anyone else outstanding in a position, pick a Chelsea player for the team of the year.

    Jack, Bury: Decisions are absolutely ridiculous. Coutinho is laughable, just because he's the best player in a sub-par team doesn't mean he should be named as one of the best in the league, otherwise you could say that Fellaini, Tadic, Delph or even Eriksen deserve a place, ridiculous

    Adam, London: If you look at the stats Coutinho is no more than average. Four goals and four assists? Chadli has 10 goals and five assists but he's not up there.

    Josh Jones: Think the PFA XI is spot on, except replace Cahill with Fonte. Manager of the Year? Koeman, Monk or Pearson (if LCFC stay up)

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  97. "Lukaku best striker in Europe for his age"

    Everton v Man Utd (13:30 BST)

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Everton manager Roberto Martinez talking to BBC Radio 5 live: "I still feel Romelu Lukaku is the best striker in Europe for his age. We need to remember he is only 21. He is a very complete modern striker. Aaron Lennon has been the talk of whole club. From day one he has fitted in really well and has given us an infectious work rate."

    Everton
  98. 'In the air Fellaini is unplayable'

    Live on BBC Two

    Steven Reid

    Burnley defender on MOTD2 Extra

    Marouane Fellaini

    On Marouane Fellaini's influence at Manchester United: "I've played a few times against Fellaini. Any balls in the air to him, he's almost unplayable. Man United are not maybe playing a way typical of Man United with Fellaini in the side, but it's getting results and it's getting the fans behind him."

  99. 'His talents were overlooked on purpose'

    Everton v Man Utd (13:30 BST)

    MOTD2 Extra

    Times football writer Alyson Rudd on the transformation of Marouane Fellaini: "It looked like the worst transfer ever. It became the symbol of what had gone wrong at United.

    "The talents he did have were almost overlooked on purpose. I think it's one of the great stories of the past couple of seasons that he has been able to cope with that.

    "I was at the Hawthorns when he came on [scoring in a 2-2 draw last October] and from that moment on I think Louis van Gaal has thought 'oh, he's quite useful'."

  100. A sizzler at Goodison?

    Conor McNamara
  101. 'There was a perception Burnley would go down'

    Live on BBC Two

    Steven Reid

    Burnley defender on MOTD2 Extra

    On Burnley's fight for survival: "We've almost been underdogs all season. There's been a perception that Burnley will come straight back down. But that gives you motivation

    "I've been in dressing rooms where there are points targets on the board. But under Sean Dyche the message is each game at a time."

  102. 'Tickets must be cheaper'

    Everton's Steven Naismith

    Forward Steven Naismith has, as usual, given four Everton fans tickets for today's meeting with Manchester United and the Scotland international and all-round good guy has today spoken passionately about the danger of pricing ordinary supporters out of the game.

    "They can't just keep increasing ticket prices because more and more fans just can't afford to go to the games," the 28-year-old told the Sunday newspapers. "Before we know it, clubs will be playing in front of half-empty stadiums, so it is now becoming an issue that has to be addressed.

    "Clubs are going to benefit massively from the new TV deal, so surely the game has got to take a step back and realise that football is a working man's sport. We have got to look at different ways of pricing tickets and distributing them."

  103. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    PFA team of the year

    Is the PFA's team of the year really the best XI of the season?

    Tom Mason: Absolute joke that Jose Fonte of Southampton isn't in. Also Aguero has to be in ahead of Costa

    Tom Colman: Pretty much spot on for PFA team of year. Little surprised to see Cahill, maybe Koscielny, or Fonte because of Saints' defensive record

    Andy Robinson: Great to see Bertrand in there but amazed how Southampton have one defender despite having best defence in country. No Fonte?!

    Kelvin: If Carrick wasn't injured for most of the season then he'd beat Matic or Coutinho hands down

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  104. Team News

    Everton v Man Utd (13:30 BST)

    Everton have striker Romelu Lukaku back in the starting line-up for the first time in a month, and Leon Osman also returns. Arouna Kone and Kevin Mirallas drop out.

    Manchester United make one change form the side beaten by Chelsea - Wayne Rooney goes back up front against his first club, Daley Blind is in midfield and Radamel Falcao drops out.

    Everton: Howard, Baines, Stones, Jagielka, Coleman, Barry, McCarthy, Osman, Barkley, Lennon, Lukaku

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

    Romelu Lukaku
  105. From triumph to tears?

    An interesting non-league tale broke last night, with North Ferriby United defender Nathan Peat claiming the FA Trophy winners are facing voluntary relegation from the Conference North.

    Peat, one of several players to post messages on the subject on social media on Saturday, said the club could be demoted "one, maybe two leagues".

    North Ferriby are owned by Eman and Steve Forster, the daughter and son-in-law of Hull City owner Assem Allam. The pair have been in charge since late 2013 but announced the club was for sale on 16 April.

  106. 'Some players are fresh in the mind'

    Live on BBC Two

    Steven Reid

    Burnley defender on MOTD2 Extra

    On players selecting their PFA team of the season: "If you're a player ending the season strongly, you may be fresh in people's minds. But someone who starts the season well and drifts off may miss out."

  107. 'No Fabregas is astonishing'

    Live on BBC Two

    MOTD2 Extra

    Times football writer Alyson Rudd on the PFA team: "I am slightly staggered that Southampton are under-represented in the team of the year because they have the best defence in the league and have impressed everyone this season.

    "To reflect that you could probably not put a striker in but you could put a defender in and I would put Jose Fonte in.

    "And no Cesc Fabregas is astonishing. He has the most assists and it's over the whole season - not just the last six weeks."

    Alyson Rudd
  108. 'You almost forget to get results'

    Live on BBC Two

    MOTD2 Extra

    Steven Reid's Burnley are rock bottom of the Premier League. So is there a side outside the bottom three that can be caught?

    "At the moment you're looking to get to 35 points. Teams above that are safe. It's difficult when you're relying on results elsewhere.

    "You find yourself looking at fixtures of the teams around you and you almost forget you need to go out there and get some results. You look at Leicester, they were dead and buried, but you can take heart from the run they are on."

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    Chelsea tweet

    Chelsea's super six in the PFA team of the year: Cahill, Terry, Ivanovic, Hazard, Matic, Costa.

  110. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Team of the year

    Some strong opinions on the PFA's team of the year. Keep them coming...

    Sam Beeston: Coutinho has only been good for the last few months, someone like Sigurdsson who has eight goals and 10 assists - he should be in it

    Adrian: How did Cahill get in team of the year? Shouldn't even be in England squad, he's had a horrible season on a personal level

    Jack Lucey: OMG Can't believe Sergio Aguero did not make PFA team of the year!

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  111. 'Villa much better under Sherwood'

    Man City 3-2 Aston Villa

    Former England captain Alan Shearer

    Match of the Day

    "Villa are a totally different proposition under Tim Sherwood. He's got them playing better football. They're more direct. They get the ball into Christian Benteke quicker and are creating more chances. They're a much better team.

    "I thought Villa were the better side against City. They had more possession and more shots on target. But silly mistakes cost them."

  112. 'Hart should have been off'

    Man City 3-2 Aston Villa

    Former England defender Martin Keown

    Match of the Day

    "Tim Sherwood is right to have a complaint against the decision to give offside against Christian Benteke.

    "There's absolutely no way he is offside when Charles N'Zogbia plays him through. At 2-2, it was a chance to put Villa ahead. Joe Hart would have been sent off for bringing him down, and there's no way I could have seen Manchester City getting back into the game.

    "Joe Hart just takes Benteke out. The linesman's got that wrong."

  113. Late show

    Man City 3-2 Aston Villa

    Fernandinho scores for Man City

    It took a late winner and a beneficial call from the officials, but Manchester City have - for now anyway - moved back into second place in the Premier League after this nervy 3-2 win.

    Fernandinho's 89th-minute winner earned the three points after City spurned a two-goal lead. But relegation-threatened Villa were left to bemoan an apparently incorrect offside decision with the score at 2-2, Christian Benteke being flagged after goalkeeper Joe Hart fouled him in the act of shooting.

    Not that Tim Sherwood thinks his Villa side are in danger of the drop...

  114. MOTD2 Extra

    Live on BBC Two at 12:15 BST

    MOTD2 Extra

    Who will win the PFA Player of the year Award? We asked Steven Reid.

    "When we get the forms to vote for the PFA awards, the lads sit down and throw a few ideas around. There may be a name you didn't think about. It's always a decent thing to do and it's the award players savour the most.

    "I went for Eden Hazard. He has been a major factor in Chelsea's position this season. He has performed in big games - some players don't do it in big games, but he's shown he is a big-game player.

    "I went for Harry Kane as young player. He's been first-class, has seized his opportunity and has an affinity with Tottenham. I think a few players will split their votes between Hazard and Kane across the senior and young player categories."

  115. MOTD2 Extra

    Live on BBC Two at 12:15 BST

    MOTD2 Extra

    Steven Reid

    MOTD2 Extra is coming your way on BBC, BBC Radio 5 live and online at 12:15 BST.

    Mark Chapman will be joined by Burnley midfielder Steven Reid, BBC Sport's Ben Smith and Alyson Rudd from The Times.

    To get you in the mood, we've put a few questions to Reid...

  116. Get Involved

    So what do you make of the PFA team of the year?

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  117. More teams of the year

    Further to that, the other 'teams of the year' will be announced today:

    • WSL Team of the Year (13:00 BST)
    • Championship Team of the Year (14:00 BST)
    • League One Team of the Year (15:00 BST)
    • League Two Team of the Year (16:00 BST)
  118. PFA team of the year

    And the PFA team of the year has been announced. The XI is as follows...

    PFA Team
  119. Everton v Man Utd (13:00 BST)

    Conor McNamara

    BBC commentator

    I'm at Goodison today for "The Man Who Replaced Moyes" v "The Man Who Replaced Moyes". Highlights later on @BBCMOTD.

    Roberto Martinez and Louis van Gaal
  120. 'Pulis a survival master'

    West Brom 0-0 Liverpool

    Former England defender Martin Keown

    Match of the Day

    "West Brom had dipped a little bit, but Tony Pulis has turned it round again. Every year, he seems to be able to do it. He's the master of getting out of trouble."

  121. 'Liverpool let down by recruitment'

    West Brom 0-0 Liverpool

    Former England captain Alan Shearer

    Match of the Day

    "I think Liverpool have been let down by their recruitment this year. They had the money from selling Luis Suarez, and the majority of signings haven't worked out for them.

    "Liverpool missed a trick last year, because they had the Champions League to offer last summer. They're unlikely to be in it this time, so top players will be reluctant to go to Anfield."

  122. Fizzling out

    West Brom 0-0 Liverpool

    West Brom goalkeeper Boaz Myhill

    This game was the very definition of drab, as Liverpool's season splutters towards a disappointing conclusion.

    Having lost to Aston Villa in the FA Cup semi-finals last weekend, Brendan Rodgers side now look like missing out on a Champions League place, with this goalless draw with West Brom meaning they are now seven points behind fourth-placed Manchester United.

  123. 'It's not working for Defoe'

    Stoke 1-1 Sunderland

    Former England defender Martin Keown

    Match of the Day

    "Sunderland had great opportunities to win this game, and they didn't take them.

    "It's just not working for Jermain Defoe at the moment. A couple of times, he had sights of goal, and just didn't wrap his foot around the ball. Maybe he's not quite fit enough."

  124. A proper Charlie

    Stoke 1-1 Sunderland

    Charlie Adam

    Another game, another stunning Charlie Adam goal for Stoke and another draw for Sunderland.

    No team in the Premier League has drawn more games than the Black Cats this term but, in the circumstances, this away point lost a little of its sheen.

    Leicester and Hull both winning meant Dick Advocaat's slide slipped into the bottom three, despite Connor Wickham giving them the lead after just 59 seconds.

  125. 'Adrian a different class'

    QPR 0-0 West Ham

    Former England defender Martin Keown

    Match of the Day

    "I'm sure Charlie Austin is kicking himself over his penalty miss. He is brave enough to take it and he's going for power, but he blasts it down the middle. It's a poor penalty. But Adrian is a different class at saving penalties. I think it's three he's stopped this season.

    "The save he made from Matt Phillips in the second half was world class. It's not a Hollywood save. The speed with which he got across the goal was incredible."

  126. On the spot

    QPR 0-0 West Ham

    Charlie Austin

    Had it not been for Charlie Austin's 17 goals this term, the chances are QPR would already have been relegated. But that will do little to console the Loftus Road fans after the striker's penalty miss cost them victory over West Ham on Saturday.

    Austin's first-half spot-kick, awarded after a handball from James Collins, was saved by Hammers goalkeeper Adrian. QPR still earned a point, but results elsewhere mean they are now four from safety having played a game more than three of their relegation rivals.

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    Team of the year

    Aaron Cresswell

    Who should definitely be in the PFA team of the year? Tell us why.

    Joe: Aaron Cresswell, been superb in his first season in the Premier League and best player for West Ham too

    Anybody'sOpinion: Some of the bias of these teams are laughable. Coquelin over Matic? Sterling over Alexis? Fine line between loyalty & delusion

    John Maynard, Liverpool: My team of the year would be. Forster. Ivanovic. Terry. Fonte. Bertrand. Matic. Sterling. Hazard. Sanchez. Kane. Austin. Subs: Coutinho. Downing. Skrtel. Giroud. Lloris. Aguero. Forster won't get it as he isn't England's number one or at a trendy club. Southampton's defence and keeper have been the best in the league all season. Austin getting that many goals has been incredible considering where he was five years ago.

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  128. 'Sigurdsson one of the best'

    Newcastle 2-3 Swansea

    Former England defender Martin Keown

    Match of the Day

    "Gylfi Sigurdsson is, for me, one of the best players in the division. He does so much for Swansea. He's such a quality player, with eight goals and 10 assists this season. He's a very quick-footed, intelligent player. I can't believe Tottenham let him go."

  129. 'Newcastle in a mess'

    Newcastle 2-3 Swansea

    Former Newcastle captain Alan Shearer

    Match of the Day

    "I feel a bit sorry for John Carver, because he's from the area, he loves the football club; it's just a shame some of his players don't love the football club as much as he does. They're in a mess. They're in trouble.

    "I think 35 points might be enough to stay up. I'm looking at Newcastle, and I don't think they're safe yet. Their goal difference is not great either. Newcastle will need another point, and then I think they'll be all right, but I don't know where that's going to come from."

  130. Fog clears on the Tyne

    Newcastle 2-3 Swansea

    Jack Cork scores for Swansea

    For what seems like months, Newcastle have been cluttering up the middle of the table with no concern about what's happening above and below them. Suddenly, though, they're looking over their shoulder.

    After Swansea condemned them to a seventh straight defeat, John Carver's side are just five points clear of the relegation zone having played a game more than three of the teams below them.

  131. Prize guys

    So about these PFA awards...

    Tottenham's Harry Kane is one of four players to make the shortlist for both the player and young player of the year prizes, alongside Manchester United keeper David De Gea, Chelsea forward Eden Hazard and Liverpool attacking midfielder Philippe Coutinho.

    Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez and Chelsea's Diego Costa complete the senior list, while Chelsea's Thibaut Courtois and Raheem Sterling of Liverpool are the two other young player contenders.

    Here's some key stats on the men in the mix...

  132. 'Disallowed Palace goal a soft decision'

    Crystal Palace 0-2 Hull

    Former England captain Alan Shearer

    Match of the Day

    "I thought the disallowing of Yaya Sanogo's goal was a pretty soft decision in the end. He's just got a hold of Paul McShane's arm, and there's a little tug. But I think McShane was clever, because he got underneath the ball and he knows he's going to get beaten, so he goes down.

    "It was soft, and Alan Pardew was pretty angry about it. But he can have no complaints about the result. Hull were much the better team and deserved the three points."

  133. 'N'Doye was sensational'

    Crystal Palace 0-2 Hull

    Former England defender Martin Keown

    Match of the Day

    "Dame N'Doye came in during the January transfer window, and was sensational against Palace. He still had the energy right at the end to get the second goal. It was a great finish, and it was very timely after a run of six games without a win before today."

  134. Holding their nerve

    Crystal Palace 0-2 Hull

    Dame N'Doye scores for Hull

    Given they still have to play four of the top six, how crucial could this victory prove for Hull?

    Dame N'Doye's second-half brace earned the three points that keeps Steve Bruce's side a point above the relegation zone with five games remaining.

    For Palace, it was a second straight home defeat.

  135. Post update

    Andros Townsend

    Tottenham winger Andros Townsend has been busy at the London Marathon this morning. Don't worry Spurs fans, he wasn't taking part, but was instead sounding the hooter for the Mini Marathon.

  136. 'Why did Taylor take penalty?'

    Burnley 0-1 Leicester

    Former England captain Alan Shearer

    Match of the Day

    "Burnley have failed to score in 16 games out of 34 this season, which tells you the story. They've scored one in their last eight matches, and it was a similar problem against Leicester."

    "What I found strange was that Matty Taylor took the penalty - and he hasn't taken one for five years. Burnley have had three penalties this year. Scott Arfield missed one. Danny Ings took a penalty and scored.

    "Ings hasn't scored in nine games, and maybe he didn't fancy it because of confidence. But I would have thought: 'Get the penalty, put it on the spot, score it and you might get a few more goals during the remainder of the season.' That sums Burnley up."

  137. 'They don't know when they're beaten'

    Burnley 0-1 Leicester

    Former England defender Martin Keown

    Match of the Day

    "What Leicester have done is absolutely incredible. Normally, when you hit the bottom, you're dispirited, and you're going nowhere but down.

    "They were marooned at the bottom for 141 days and they've come back with spirit. There's so much energy about this Leicester team. They just don't know when they're beaten."

  138. Narrow margins

    Burnley 0-1 Leicester

    Jamie Vardy scores for Leicester

    Remember in February when Nigel Pearson's jacket appeared to be on a shoogly peg? And the start of this month when his Leicester side were seven points from safety?

    Well, four consecutive wins have made all that seem a long time ago.

    This was perhaps the most dramatic of the quartet, though, Jamie Vardy scrambling in the winner to lift Leicester out of the bottom three just 59 seconds after Burnley's Matty Taylor missed a penalty.

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    Your team of the year

    Natnaniel Clyne

    The PFA announces its team of the year today. Tell us your first pick for your team of the season and explain why.

    Matt Tewhatu: De Gea, Clyne, Terry, Schneiderlin, Azpilicueta, Ivanovic, Eriksen, Hazard, Sterling, Kane, Aguero

    Dehshini: Hazard, Kane, De Gea. No need to explain why with those three. Azpilicueta, Fonte, Clyne. Silva, Cazorla

    Phumzile Andries: De Gea, Ivanovic, Monreal, Koscielny, Terry, Coquelin, Hazard, Alexis, Fabregas, Giroud, Aguero... Very consistent

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  140. 'Koeman's recruitment first class'

    Southampton 2-2 Tottenham

    Former Southampton striker Alan Shearer

    Match of the Day

    "Southampton got a great deal with Ronald Koeman coming in. His recruitment was absolutely first class. Given the players Southampton had to sell, and looking at the players they got in, I think he has done a magnificent job.

    "I like Graziano Pelle. He knows where he wants to run, and he puts the ball into the spaces for Sadio Mane - but he doesn't just admire what he's done. He's clever and he's cute and I like his movement.

    "He did go 14 games without a goal, but he's got three in the last three games. A total of 11 goals is not a bad return."

  141. Know your enemy

    Southampton 2-2 Tottenham

    Southampton 2-2 Spurs

    Tottenham drained a little of the fun from "Ronald Koeman Day" in the early game at St Mary's by twice coming from behind to earn a point.

    Erik Lamela and Nacer Chadli both cancelled out Graziano Pelle goals as former Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino returned for the first time since his acrimonious departure to Spurs last summer.

    The result means Pochettino's new side stay sixth, a point ahead of Saints and level with fifth-placed Liverpool, who have a game in hand.

  142. How they stand

    table

    Before today's action, let's reflect on what happened yesterday in the Premier League.

    The eight games didn't alter the upper echelons of the league table too much, the only real change being that Manchester City moved back above Manchester United and Arsenal after their nervy win over Aston Villa.

    More noteworthy would be if Chelsea won at Arsenal today, given that doing so would give them at least an 11-point cushion with five games remaining.

    At the bottom, Leicester were the decisive movers, edging out of the relegation places at the expense of Sunderland after their 1-0 triumph at Burnley.

  143. Scottish Premiership

    capture

    As well as the two Premier League games, there's also action in the Scottish Premiership on this beautiful Sunday as Dundee United take on Celtic for what feels like the 57th time this season. If I appear distracted later on, that'll be why...

  144. Post update

    Get Inspired

    With BBC Sport

    But never mind the professionals and their shiny trophies, what about the fans? Which of your amateur team-mates should win and award and what would it be for? Keep them clean...

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  145. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Your PFA team of the year?

    David de Gea

    Today we find out who is in the PFA's team of the year. Who would make your best XI of the season?

    Jonathan Dawson: David de Gea as his saves kept United in games all season, particularly when we weren't playing well earlier in season

    Arjun Gill: Coutinho - Picked us up with some amazing goals in big games. Without him #Liverpool would be lost. Also Henderson due to development

    Abdul Wahab: De Gea, Ivanovic, Terry, Jagielka, Baines, Sterling, Fabregas, Hazard, Kane, Sanchez, Aguero

    Lachlan Keay: De Gea, Clyne, Fonte, Terry, Azpilicueta, Matic, Hazard, Fellaini, Willian, Kane, Costa. And Aguero on the bench

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  146. Today's back pages

    Rodgers hunting for firepower

    Express

    AP McCoy and Eden Hazard reappear again on the Sunday Express back page. But there's also room for Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers to claim he needs another couple of strikers at Anfield.

  147. Today's back pages

    Ronaldo + £200m = Hazard

    Mail

    Similar theme, but a different slant on the Eden Hazard story from the Mail on Sunday. Not only will Real Madrid have to pay £200m for the Belgian, but they'll need to chuck in Cristiano Ronaldo too. Bargain...

  148. Today's back pages

    £100m for each leg (the rest is free)

    Star

    The Sunday Star lead on Jose Mourinho's assertion that Chelsea forward Eden Hazard will cost Real Madrid £200m, should Spanish side want to lure the Belgian to the Bernabeu.

  149. Today's back pages

    Eddie Howe a Hammer?

    Telegraph

    There is a running theme on today's back pages, with the celebrated career of jockey AP McCoy taking centre stage. But that doesn't mean there isn't a bit of room for some football tittle tattle.

    The Sunday Telegraph are saying Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe is a candidate to replace Sam Allardyce at West Ham; although it must be pointed out that Big Sam is still in employment at Upton Park. At least until his contract expires in the summer, anyway.

  150. Live on BBC Two

    MOTD2 Extra

    MOTD2 Extra is handily placed to discuss the team of the year nominations, with Mark Chapman and his guests primed for a 12:15 BST start. Consider yourself warned.

  151. Live action

    Before the festivities, though, comes the football. Two enticing games lie ahead this afternoon, with Everton welcoming Manchester United to Goodison in the 13:30 BST kick-off, while Chelsea visit Arsenal at 16:00 BST and we'll have every cough and splutter here.

  152. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    The great and good of English football will be looking out their dickie bows for this evening's PFA Awards, but to whet our appetites the Premier League team of the year will be announced at 12:00 BST.

    But who would be in your XI and why?

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  153. 'Show us yer medals'

    Medal collection

    Medals and trophies are the footballer's currency of choice. Never mind that folding stuff that they throw about with reckless abandon in nightclubs and car showrooms, shiny baubles are what really count when their playing days are over and they are regaling anyone who will listen with their tales of derring-do.

    Tonight several of the Premier League's leading performers have the chance to burnish their collections when the winners of the PFA Awards are announced. But who will win the main prizes? And will anyone disgrace themselves?