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Summary

  1. Hull must win on final day to have hope
  2. Leicester draw to secure PL survival
  3. Newcastle & Sunderland still not safe
  4. Villa safe despite 6-1 loss at Southampton

Live Reporting

By Luke Reddy, Phil Dawkes and Saj Chowdhury

All times stated are UK

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  1. Change the channel

    That is all for today's 15:00 BST Premier League kick-offs. Get yourselves over to the Liverpool v Crystal Palace text commentary, where Anfield is saying goodbye to Steven Gerrard. It is going well to as Adam Lallana has just given the home side the lead.

  2. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Leicester City

    Danny Simpson

    Danny Simpson and Jeffrey Schlupp let us in on the sheer, unadulterated joy of staying in the Premier League via the medium of Instagram.

  3. The Newcastle pressure cooker

    Garth Crooks

    BBC Sport on Final Score

    "Somehow my instincts say Hull against Man United is better than Newcastle against West Ham. This group of Newcastle players have not coped very well in that pressure cooker atmosphere at St James' Park."

  4. Premier League predictor

    BBC Sport predictor

    Don't forget you can still predict Sunday's Premier League results in the new BBC Sport predictor game.

    Lawro believes Manchester United will beat Arsenal at Old Trafford tomorrow 2-1.

  5. Post update

    Leicester are staying up

    Stuart Pearce

    Former England left-back on Final Score

    "Their spirit was good and I don't remember too many games where they were annihilated even though they lost. They were very unfortunate against Chelsea, they played extremely well and over the last 12 games they were in championship form. I'd written them off, so credit to Nigel and the players."

  6. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Sunderland 0-0 Leicester City

    Leicester's Jeffrey Schlupp: What an unbelievable feeling!! Fans have been absolutely phenomenal!! #LCFC #stayingup

    Leicester's Liam Moore: Absolute incredible survival. Everybody part of Leicester should be proud of keeping the faith, when most wrote us off #StayingUp

    Former Leicester striker Emile Heskey: Congratulations to everyone at Leicester. Wonderful end to the season. Onwards and Upwards #foxesneverquit

  7. 'This run has been extraordinary'

    Sunderland 0-0 Leicester City

    Nigel Pearson (centre)

    Leicester manager Nigel Pearson, speaking to BBC Sport: "It is a little more satisfying to get over the line with your own result. It's been a good old run for us.

    "I think the key thing for us even in our darkest moments, and there have been a few, the players have continued to support each each other and believe in their own ability. That's difficult when people are questioning your integrity.

    "We've developed as the season has gone on. This run has been extraordinary, but we've needed to do it, because a number of sides have picked up form. We've stuck at our job."

    He added on Sky Sports: "There are always going to be doubts about managers. I may have intensified one or two storms, but I work the way I work, and you can either like me or lump me."

  8. 'We are nearly there'

    Sunderland 0-0 Leicester City

    Dick Advocaat (right)

    Sunderland head coach Dick Advocaat, speaking to BBC Sport: "It was a very exciting match for both teams, with a lot of nerves, but both teams work so hard. We had more opportunities, but I think 0-0 is a good result.

    "Leicester are a very difficult team to beat. They've lost one game in eight, we'd lost one in six. We were organised, but we needed more, and we got it when Adam Johnson came on. We hope to use him in our last two games and get more chances.

    "We play Arsenal next, and they are an excellent team. We have to make it as difficult as possible for Arsenal and score a goal. Swansea did it. If you are organised, you will always get chances.

    "The players gave everything. I cannot ask for more from them. I can live with that, but they are disappointed. We are almost there, but not quite."

  9. Newcastle doomed?

    Garth Crooks

    BBC Sport on Final Score

    "I don't think Newcastle will survive, St James' will be a cauldron next week, and they face a manager who can't wait to send them down."

  10. Manager reaction

    QPR 2-1 Newcastle

    Chris Ramsey

    QPR caretaker coach Chris Ramsey: "The fans have been absolutely fantastic all season. It's important we got those two goals. It's gets us back to thinking good things in the summer.

    "There was plenty of effort in the first half, but lacked that bit of quality. Leroy Fer has got that in his locker - he brings a little bit of extra flavour to our team.

    "I think fans can see we will try our best and that we will try to put the club on an even footing. It's not up to me who stays and who doesn't stay."

  11. Manager reaction

    QPR 2-1 Newcastle

    John Carver

    Newcastle coach John Carver: "It was a mad 10 minutes in the second half and that was hugely disappointing. I thought in first half we were in control. They weren't a threat, we were organised.

    "We knew the result we tried to get today and had to get. We had to go for the win.

    "Having lost, this is the best scenario with Hull losing. There's one game left and it's a do or die situation.

    "We have to manage the pressure this week, focus and keep out of media spotlight. We've talked about some games in the last three, four weeks being the biggest and next week against West Ham is one of them."

  12. Text us on 81111

    Vince in London: Sorry but if Newcastle can't even get a point against QPR they should give up.

    Advik, London: Wonder how the Newcastle fans who made sackpardew.com are feeling.

  13. Post update

    West Ham 1-2 Everton

    Sam Allardyce must be sick of the sight of Romelu Lukaku. The Belgian has scored against West Ham every time he has played against them for Everton. Allardyce called him a "jinx" in the post-match press conference.

    For the Hammers they are in pole position to qualify for the Europa League via fair play after Everton's four yellows.

    For Everton they are now in the top half of the table, swapping places with the Hammers but their poor discipline today may cost them a place in Europe.

  14. Gerrard says farewell to Anfield

    Chris Sutton

    Former Norwich, Blackburn and Celtic striker on Final Score

    "What a servant, what a player, but Liverpool are making a mistake in letting him go in my opinion."

    If you want to follow Steven Gerrard's Anfield farewell you can do so via our separate live text commentary. You've just missed the emotional pre-game stuff, so you'll have to make do with an actual game of football from now on.

  15. 'Spurs want to be in Europe'

    Tottenham 2-0 Hull City

    Mauricio Pochettino tells BBC Sport: "The first half was not easy because Hull are playing to survive. We're still in the fight to finish fifth. The fans needed that - it was a tough season for them too. I want to play in Europe next season - we need to win our one more game to be sure of getting in the Europa League and that is very important."

  16. Post update

    Tottenham 2-0 Hull City

    Garth Crooks

    BBC Sport on Final Score

    On the Jake Livermore situation for Hull: "I thought Steve Bruce handled his post-match interview very well, but he must be extremely frustrated, there must be anger and he will feel let down.

    "Players are paid extremely well-paid to keep themselves fit, so if you are going to fall from grace can you do it in the close season please?"

  17. Hull close to the brink

    Stuart Pearce

    Former England left-back on Final Score

    "The one thing you get from Brucey is honesty, he is genuine, and he knows he has a genuine bunch around him like Myler and Quinn, who got him up from the Championship. They'll concentrate and treat this as a one-off game."

  18. Post update

    Tottenham 2-0 Hull City

    Hull midfielder Jake Livermore was this week suspended by the Football Association and his club following a positive test for cocaine. Manager Steve Bruce had this to say after being asked about the matter: "It has been unquestionably my hardest 24/36 hours in management. It is hard to put your head round things.

    "As always you have to handle it and not let it affect people. We are hugely disappointed but we have to move on, dust ourselves down and prepare as well as we can in a tough week."

  19. Leicester stay up...

    Sunderland 0-0 Leicester City

    Caption contest...

    Nigel Pearson and Dick Advocaat
  20. Post update

    Tottenham 2-0 Hull City

    Hull manager Steve Bruce: "You can't come to Tottenham and create five or six good chances and not take one. We've switched off at the back and they have taken their chances.

    "In terms of the way we played, no disrespect to Burnley but if we played like that against them our chances wouldn't be in the hands of others. We have to believe we can beat Manchester United next week.

    "Six or seven of the players got me into the league a few years ago. They have big hearts. We've missed some of those big players during this season. We have a chance. Is there one final twist? Can we upset the apple cart. Lets hope we can do it."

  21. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Leicester City

    There is a lot of loving for Nigel Pearson and his teams' super form as the season ends but what about Dick Advocaat.

    Not only does he wear a designer coat and scarf on the touchline, he hasn't half pulled off a blinder since taking charge.

    In the 7 games under Advocaat, Sunderland have picked up 11 points, as many as in the 14 previous Premier League games combined.

    The Black Cats have two games - Arsenal and Chelsea - and need one point to stay up.

  22. Post update

    Gerrard's Anfield farewell

    If it is reaction and chat about today's 15:00 BST Premier League kick-offs then stick right where you are as the players slowly circle the pitch waving to a small collection of fans who haven't headed off to beat the traffic. However, if you want to join in the Steven Gerrard shenanigans, we have a separate live text on his Anfield farewell, along with an undercard featuring Liverpool v Crystal Palace.

  23. Post update

    QPR 2-1 Newcastle

    Not too sure what to make of this Queens Park Rangers lap of honour at the end of their home season. Bizarrely, for a club heading down into the Championship, there are a lot of smiles on show in the stands. Charlie Austin is kicking a ball around with his son, manager Chris Ramsey is posing for pictures. It all feels a little bit odd.

  24. 'We've proved a lot of people wrong'

    Sunderland 0-0 Leicester City

    Leicester captain Wes Morgan: "We knew we had to keep calm. A point is a great result. To get from where we were 18 months ago to where we are know, I'm delighted. A lot of people wrote us off a couple of months ago, and I feel we've proved a lot of people wrong."

  25. Leicester City are safe

    Sunderland 0-0 Leicester City

    Leicester City official
  26. Premier League predictor

    BBC Sport predictor

    We have live coverage of Steven Gerrard's final home game at Anfield coming up shortly.

    Make your prediction for Liverpool-Crystal Palace in our new BBC Sport predictor game here.

  27. Text us on 81111

    Phil, Fareham: In fairness to QPR, they clearly read my text at half time (16.04). I stand corrected.

    Jon: A relieved Villa fan here, makes the result earlier slightly less worse but again, relying on teams below us for favours.

  28. Red hair day

    Tottenham 2-0 Hull City

    Tottenham's Danny Rose has been explaining his goal, and his red hair colour, to Sky Sports after his side's 2-0 win over Hull.

    "The hair is a mid-life crisis I think.

    "Ryan Mason did brilliantly to find me, I've not caught it as sweet as I like but it went in.

    "We needed that win massively. We needed that three points to help get Euopean football. We want a positive end to the season."

  29. Aston Villa stay up

    Aston Villa striker Andreas Weimann tweets: "Bad result today but most important thing --- WE ARE STAYING UP!!"

  30. Aston Villa stay up

    What about that for a day Aston Villa fans? Humiliated, hammered and hung out to dry in a 6-1 defeat at Southampton, yet confirmed as safe a few hours later. It's never dull this game is it? FA Cup final to come of course.

  31. Post update

    Tottenham 2-0 Hull City

    John Hartson

    BBC Radio 5 live at White Hart Lane

    "It'll go down as a good win for Spurs, Hull were very spirited, they showed lots of endeavour, but they were brought down by two pieces of quality from Spurs. A great win for Spurs, a little bit deflating for Hull."

  32. As it stands...

    Premier League table (bottom)

    Remaining fixtures featuring relegation-threatened teams:

    Wednesday: Arsenal v Sunderland

    Sunday: Chelsea v Sunderland, Hull v Manchester United, Newcastle v West Ham

  33. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Niall Taylor: Getting relegated and winning the Championship, Newcastle's only chance of a trophy.

    Shohidur Rahman: Sherwood did the job. Villa are safe. They have to now invest in the summer to avoid another relegation fight.

    Nick Harris: Congratulations Leicester and Nigel Pearson, no one gave you a chance a couple of months ago. Including me! Great job!

  34. Leicester City are safe

    Sunderland 0-0 Leicester City

    One for statisticians everywhere...

    Opta Joe

    So there you go. You can always do a Leicester or Sunderland next season. Kick back and relax until you've had your turkey, turn it on thereafter. Easy.

  35. Post update

    Gary Lineker

    BBC Sport

    Gary Lineker: We are staying up, we are staying up. We are staying up, we are staying up. Stunning escape @OfficialFOXES truly stunning!

  36. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Leicester City

    Nigel Pearson is typically Jekyll and Hyde at Sunderland. He's on the pitch with his players, simply clapping fans one moment like a man in control before flipping into a raging bull as he embraces his players seconds later. He just high-fived a player so hard it could be heard in India.

  37. FULL-TIME

    QPR 2-1 Newcastle

    Some fans rush onto the pitch at Loftus Road. They have nothing to celebrate as they are already down but at least their last home game of the season ends in a win. Questions aplenty for Newcastle United.

    If they draw next week and Hull City win, it won't be good enough.

  38. CLOSE!

    QPR 2-1 Newcastle

    Newcastle free-kick, a good area, 25 yards out and central. Papiss Cisse hits it, rubbish. Catching practice for Alex McCarthy.

  39. FULL-TIME

    West Ham 1-2 Everton

    Romelu Lukaku's late diving header gives Everton just their fifth away win of the season. It ends a run of consecutive defeats, in which they conceded five goals. West Ham say farewell to Upton Park this season with a defeat.

  40. FULL-TIME

    Sunderland 0-0 Leicester City

    Leicester City's players are embracing, I'm talking big group hugs. As long as Hull don't turn their game with Tottenham around the Foxes are safe. And they are, it's all over at White Hart Lane. Leicester will be in the Premier League next season.

  41. FULL-TIME

    Burnley 0-0 Stoke

    Burnley's home Premier League campaign ends with a drab goalless draw. The Turf Moor fans rise to applaud their team. They have certainly not been found lacking in terms of effort this campaign. Stoke reach the 51-point mark - their highest ever Premier League total.

  42. FULL-TIME

    Tottenham 2-0 Hull City

    Tottenham end the season with what, in truth, was a fairly comfortable win. That it was so comfortable is a damning indictment of Hull and their hopes of remaining in this division. The Tigers huffed and puffed by came nowhere near a roar. Only Newcastle's equal ineptitude is keeping this relegation battle alive.

  43. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Leicester City

    We go into injury time at the Stadium of Light. I'll cartwheel through the office if we have a winner... hang on... I've spoken too soon, Andrej Kramaric HAS AN OPEN NET as Costel Pantilimon again races from his goal, the angle isn't easy... and it's over. Heart in mouth time for home fans.

  44. GOAL

    West Ham 1-2 Everton - Romelu Lukaku

    Lukaku goal

    Everton have nicked this game at the death. Romelu Lukaku shows the most desire in the box to muscle his way to a cross from the right and dive in to head his side towards three points.

    Follow the game here.

  45. CLOSE!

    QPR 2-1 Newcastle

    Newcastle are pushing, here they come, Ayoze Perez on a weaving run, will he ever pass? Yes, to Sammy Ameobi who crosses for Papiss Cisse... deflected wide in the six-yard box by Clint Hill. What a chance.

  46. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Sam Williams: As a Villa fan I would have taken a 15-0 loss today as long as we stay in the division and can rebuild for next season.

    Dennis Edwards: Despite their humiliating defeat today, it looks like the 38 points will be enough to secure Villa's Premiership status.

  47. SUBSTITUTION

    Tottenham 2-0 Hull City

    Another hopeless ball is swung straight into Hugo Lloris' hands by Hull. There are just a few more minutes to play of normal time, with three minutes added. Hull need a miracle.

    Tottenham eat some of that time up by withdrawing Harry Kane to be replaced by Roberto Soldado. Kane gets a huge standing ovation from the home crowd for his efforts this season. The first 30-goal Spurs striker since Gary Lineker. Take a bow son.

    Follow the game here.

  48. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Leicester City

    Cattermole

    Lee Cattermole is a lucky boy. Already on a booking he commits a foul as Leicester scramble for possession with Costel Pantilimon way out of his goal. The giant keeper had raced out to clear. We are heading for stalemate.

  49. CLOSE!

    QPR 2-1 Newcastle

    Ameobi

    BIG CHANCE, Moussa Sissoko can run onto a shot but it's agonisingly wide. He profited from Sammy Ameobi's direct run but cannot hit the target from 12 yards.

  50. Post update

    Tottenham 2-0 Hull City

    Brady

    Brady chips the free-kick in to the Spurs box but it is headed clear. Hull are a beaten side. Just eight minutes to go.

    Follow the game here.

  51. Post update

    Tottenham 2-0 Hull City

    If Hull are to salvage anything from this afternoon it has to happen now. They have a free-kick in the Tottenham half. Robbie Brady is over it...

  52. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Leicester City

    Esteban Cambiasso stands over free-kick from the angle of the area, dangerous position. Here he comes... oh dear. Has the ball been replaced with one of those plastic ones available at petrol stations back in the 1990s? It's gone high into the stand and seemed to keep gaining elevation at rapid rate.

    By the way, a goal for either side makes them safe. Stick or twist?

  53. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Les Graham: As a Newcastle fan, we deserve to go down. We lack passion and motivation, maybe the championship will give us a reality check

    Daniel Fenton: I can't believe it! Newcastle have the best coach in the premier league and they're losing to QPR!

  54. SUBSTITUTION

    QPR 2-1 Newcastle

    Carver

    A last throw of the dice for Newcastle as the leggy Sammy Ameobi comes on for Remy Cabella.

    The Geordies will still be in charge of their fate next week when they play West Ham but it's not straight forward by any means. For all the permutations, have a look at our entry at 16:32 BST.

  55. Post update

    John Hartson

    BBC Radio 5 live at White Hart Lane

    "Hull have not played badly at all. Spurs started the second half slowly, but two pieces of brilliance, from Chadli and Mason, have put them ahead."

  56. Post update

    Tottenham 2-0 Hull City

    Hull are giving it a go. But you feel it is too little, too late. Stephen Quinn shoots low from the edge of the box but Hugo Lloris saves. If this stays how it is - and you sense it will - Hull will have to win their last game (at home against Manchester United) and hope Sunderland have already lost their game in hand and lose again on the final day or Newcastle fail to win. Hull's saving grace could be a superior goal difference.

  57. GERRARD STARTS

    Liverpool v Crystal Palace

    Steven Gerrard is in the Liverpool team to face Crystal Palace this afternoon. It's his final game at Anfield. It's barely been in the press this week so if you didn't know, don't worry.

    You can follow the match on our dedicated live text from Anfield here.

  58. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Leicester City

    Have Sunderland and Leicester City realised a point here is now a good point as others struggle?

    Sunderland v Newcastle

    The home side are under most pressure but this one looks like ending level. Adam Johnson has other ideas, a nice run in from the right flank but his drive at the near post is dealt with by Kasper Schmeichel.

  59. Post update

    Tottenham 2-0 Hull City

    John Hartson

    BBC Radio 5 live at White Hart Lane

    "It does not seem to be quite Hull's day, they have created a lot of half-chances but Spurs have defended well at set-pieces. It seems it's just not going to be Hull's day."

  60. Post update

    Tottenham 2-0 Hull City

    Answers on a postcard as to how Hull have not scored here. Dame N'Doye and Ahmed Elmohamady have a couple of bites at the cherry each from close range - all of which are either scuffed or blocked by a Tottenham defender - before the former acrobatically shoots wide of the far post. Steve Bruce is utterly crestfallen.

    Follow the game here.

  61. SUBSTITUTION

    QPR 2-1 Newcastle

    Newcastle have brought Rolando Aarons and Papiss Cisse on for Ryan Taylor and Emmanuel Rivière respectively. They need something and Aarons has an early effort blocked in the box.

  62. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Benjamin Knight: QPR are taking Newcastle down with them!!!!

    Ed Gutteridge: Wow, this Newcastle team really fancy a crack at the Championship, huh?

  63. PENALTY APPEAL

    QPR 2-1 Newcastle

    Replays of a pull in the box by Nedum Onuoha show Newcastle have a case for a penalty. The defender wraps an arm around Remy Cabella's shoulder and just pulls him down as a cross comes in.

  64. GOAL

    West Ham 1-1 Everton - Leon Osman

    Osman

    West ham's lead doesn't last long as Everton hit back. Romelu Lukaku's cross from the right finds Leon Osman 10 yards out. He has his back to goal but turns sharply and fires in to the net.

    Follow the game here.

  65. CLOSE!

    QPR 2-1 Newcastle

    Now Newcastle are sweating a bit. Only Hull City's ineptitude will likely save them it seems. Paul Dummett spins on a volley six yards out, over. A good chance.

  66. As it stands

    Premier League table (bottom)
  67. Post update

    Tottenham 2-0 Hull City

    Garth Crooks

    BBC Sport on Final Score

    "For Hull it's now looking like being all about the last game for them. Can they go and get something against Manchester United when they need to?"

  68. Post update

    Tottenham 2-0 Hull City - Danny Rose

    John Hartson

    BBC Radio 5 live at White Hart Lane

    "You will not see a better pass all season as the one from Ryan Mason. He picks out Danny Rose with an incredible dink that takes out all the Hull defenders."

  69. GOAL

    QPR 2-1 Newcastle - Leroy Fer (61 mins)

    Fer

    PICK IT OUT. PICK IT OUT.

    Some endeavour from QPR at last in these recent minutes and Matt Phillips slides to doggedly win a ball back which spills into the path of Leroy Fer.

    What he does is anything but dogged. It's class, pure shimmering class. Right footed from around 35 yards, it bristles into the top corner, swerving away from Tim Krul as he dived to his right.

  70. GOAL

    West Ham 1-0 Everton - Stewart Downing (62 mins)

    Downing

    West Ham take the lead against Everton as Alex Song's neat pass finds Stewart Downing in the box and his curling finish finds the bottom corner.

    Follow the game here.

  71. CLOSE!

    Sunderland 0-0 Leicester City

    Van Aanholt

    Patrick van Aanholt sizes one up, inside-left channel, he pings left-footed across goal and around three feet wide.

  72. GOAL

    Tottenham 2-0 Hull City - Danny Rose (61 mins)

    Rose

    Game over? Season over for Hull? It is a well-workd goal from Spurs' point of view as they work the bal across the box before Ryan Mason chips forward for Danny Rose to slice home on the volley. Hull's task is huge now.

  73. SUBSTITUTION

    Sunderland 0-0 Leicester City

    And in the first meaningful action of the second half at the Stadium of Light, Liam Bridcutt - on a booking - is replaced by Adam Johnson.

  74. Post update

    Tottenham 1-0 Hull City

    Stuart Pearce

    Former England left-back on Final Score

    "We've been sat here watching that game seeing Hull create chances and then the sucker punch has come and Tottenham have scored on the counter. If Hull lose here, I can't see them winning their last game. Heads will go down."

  75. SUBSTITUTION

    Tottenham 1-0 Hull City

    Tottenham's tails are up. Harry Kane is sent running into Hull's half but he takes on the shot early and drags his shot past the far post.

    That is the cue for a change as Mousa Dembele replaces Christian Eriksen.

    Follow the game here.

  76. GOAL

    QPR 1-1 Newcastle - Matt Phillips (54 mins)

    Phillips
    Phillips

    John Carver stands hands on hips in the technical area, his side have done what they usually do, concede away from home. That's 16 in five away games for the Toon.

    Simple stuff too. Charlie Austin produced a lovely left-foot cross moments ago, this time he switches and clips in from the right as Matt Phillips lurks at the back post. A good leap above his man, Tim Krul cannot cover across goal quickly enough and it's in at the near post.

  77. CLOSE!

    QPR 0-1 Newcastle

    A long punt, Charlie Austin chases, Paul Dummett and Fabricio Coloccini should deal with this, bounce... bounce. Austin has the muscle, he fashion shooting space but flashes wide from 10 yards. The angle was against him.

  78. Post update

    Tottenham 1-0 Hull City - Nacer Chadli

    John Hartson

    BBC Radio 5 live at White Hart Lane

    "It's a really good run from Chadli, there was a great through-ball, then he goes around Harper, and slides it into the empty net. Spurs take the lead against the run of play - I was just about to say that they had hardly got out of their own half since half-time."

  79. YELLOW CARD

    QPR 0-1 Newcastle

    Barton

    Joey Barton is in the book for a heavy challenge on the touchline which left Jonas Gutierrez in a heap. The look of frustration on Barton's face is pronounced.

  80. GOAL

    Tottenham 1-0 Hull City - Nacer Chadli (54 mins)

    Chadli
    Chadli

    How significant a goal could this be? Just after Nikica Jelavic is flagged offside after getting into a good position, Spurs rub salt in the wound as Erik Lamela finds Nacer Chadli, who rounds the keeper and slots into the empty net. Hull are sinking. Three points currently separate them and safety. The Tigers need something big.

    Follow the game here.

  81. Post update

    QPR 0-1 Newcastle

    Emmanuel Riviere
  82. Text us on 81111

    Freddie, Bristol: University finals on Monday taking a backseat with NUFC's survival on the line!

  83. Post update

    Tottenham 0-0 Hull City

    Hull have come out with some real intent and they come very close to taking the lead as Stephen Quinn's cross just beats the head of Nikica Jelavic in the box, bounces off Danny Rose and goes wide. Steve Bruce has spent most of the game on his feet. Now his head is in his hands.

  84. CLOSE!

    QPR 0-1 Newcastle

    Queens Park Rangers must score... GOAL... no. Jonas Gutierrez is the Newcastle saviour on the goal line. Brilliant stuff from Charlie Austin to weave crossing space and a delightful clip to the back post, Matt Phillips to apply the finish from six yards, Gutierrez denied him. A brave block but he shouldn't have been given a chance.

  85. Post update

    Tottenham 0-0 Hull City

    John Hartson

    BBC Radio 5 live at White Hart Lane

    "It's very evenly balanced, it's a case of one goal might settle it. Hull put a lot, physically and mentally, into the first half, but can they keep it up? Spurs were not at their best and I feel they might get better as the game goes on."

  86. SUBSTITUTION

    QPR 0-1 Newcastle

    Yun Suk-young on for Steven Caulker in a defensive change and Junior Hoillett is replaced by 18-year-old striker Reece Grego-Cox.

  87. KICK-OFF

    QPR 0-1 Newcastle

    A few minutes later than the rest, the game at Loftus Road is under way.

  88. Post update

    Tottenham 0-0 Hull City

    Dame N'Doye has a half-chance to create something in the box as the ball is swung in to his feet from the right, but he is crowded out by two Spurs defenders. Soon after, a Hull corner is delivered to the head of Paul McShane, who heads wide. Good start to the half from the visitors.

  89. Text us on 81111

    Phil, Fareham: QPR are a disgrace, they have a duty to the league - not least to Leicester, Sunderland, Villa and Hull - to put in 100%. And I actually want Newcastle to stay up.

    Matt: As a Birmingham fan I have great memories of the Europa League when we were in it, forget the talk about not wanting it I bet the fans do and isn't that what football is all about.

  90. KICK-OFF

    And we are back under way everywhere in the Premier League but Loftus Road. This is because of that Rob Green injury.

  91. Post update

    I miss the good old times when players scored three goals in three minutes on the way to their team hitting six. We've got players heading back out on to Premier League pitches. Second halves coming up...

  92. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Leicester City

    Robert Huth is a defender's defender isn't he? No need for playing the ball out from the back for this guy. Frankly, he finds the idea of building play confusing. In over 45 first-half minutes the German played five passes. He lost the ball with three of them.

  93. On the bus for Stevie

    Mamadou Sakho and Kolo Toure

    Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho tweets: On the road to Anfield #ThanksStevie #YNWAStevie

  94. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Robert Willis: Sat chewing my nails, refreshing bbc sport on mobile, with iffy net connection in Zante. Come on Toon!

    Carwyn Rees: Newcastle winning, Leicester looking comfy and Hull looking good vs Spurs. Excitement till the very last whistle.

  95. Post update

    QPR 0-1 Newcastle

    Are Queens Park Rangers overly enthused by this game? They have been void of thought or creativity but have at least covered over 51km as a team, around one kilometre less than their visitors.

    They certainly have effort on show but guile, threat and conviction, not so much.

  96. Post update

    West Ham 0-0 Everton

    Lukaku

    Not much between the teams at Upton Park. West Ham feel they should have had a penalty after Cresswell's cross appeared to hit Coleman's arm. Lukaku curled a great effort high and wide for Everton while Stuart Downing had the home side's best chance.

    In the all important Fair Play table it is advantage West Ham as Everton's Barry and Coleman went into Mr Friend's book while Reid was shown a yellow for the Hammers.

  97. Few goals, plenty of tension

    So far, it is an afternoon light on Premier League goals but steadily increasing in tension. Of the teams in relegation trouble at the start of play, Newcastle will undoubtedly be the happiest with their afternoon's work so far. They have the goal that lifts them up to 14th and, as it stands, top-flight safety. Hull are the team most in need. If they cannot find a goal at Spurs you suspect that could be curtains.

  98. HALF-TIME

    QPR 0-1 Newcastle

  99. HALF-TIME

    Sunderland 0-0 Leicester City

  100. GREAT SAVE!

    QPR 0-1 Newcastle

    Think Gordon Banks down at the near post from Pele. Take away several degrees of difficulty and that's this Alex McCarthy save. It was a Daryl Janmaat shot which deflected into the path of Fabricio Coloccini and he stabbed goalwards to find McCarthy down at his near post to tip it around.

    Another Newcastle goal and this is over. QPR are like a kid on the last day of term, arms folded, at ease with the world.

  101. Team of the season

    #bbcfootball

    BBC Final Score

    Final Score team of the season midfielders

    The Final Score boys have picked Chelsea's Nemanja Matic and Manchester United's Michael Carrick from the shortlist of central midfielders for the team of the season.

    Do you agree? Have your say via #bbcfootball

  102. Text us on 81111

    Josh, Crowborough: All this talk of clubs not wanting to play in Europe incenses me, players don't have the hunger they used to.

  103. Post update

    Tottenham 0-0 Hull City

    John Hartson

    BBC Radio 5 live at White Hart Lane

    Kane

    "I think Hull and Steve Bruce will be the happier, because Spurs are at home. Hull are desperate for the points, they have committed themselves, stuck to a structure and been unfortunate once or twice. 0-0 is probably about right."

  104. HALF-TIME

    West Ham 0-0 Everton

  105. HALF-TIME

    Burnley 0-0 Stoke

  106. Post update

    Tottenham 0-0 Hull City

    John Hartson

    BBC Radio 5 live at White Hart Lane

    "Hull are defending well and offensively we have seen enough to suggest they can score today, because Elmohamady has got in behind Rose down the right."

  107. HALF-TIME

    Tottenham 0-0 Hull City

  108. YELLOW CARD

    Sunderland 0-0 Leicester City

    Riyad Mahrez was at the double for Leicester City last week but has had little impact today. He races away from Lee Cattermole does he? No. No one does do they. Professional foul from Cattermole ends the attack before it gets going.

  109. Post update

    Tottenham 0-0 Hull City

    Nikica Jelavic touchmap

    As you can see from this touch map, Nikica Jelavic is struggling to get into the game. He's had openings but has done nothing with them. Hull need more from their main striker.

  110. As it stands...

    BBC

    Wipe down that sweaty brow Hull fans. Is the air thinner up there Geordies?

  111. Post update

    QPR 0-1 Newcastle

    This is worrying stuff for Queens Park Rangers. They are under the hammer here and no one more so than Nedum Onuoha at right back as Remy Cabella is the man taking much of Newcastle's play forward down the left.

    Opta thirds of pitch

    His cross is cleared but put back in the mixer and Fabricio Coloccini heads down for the goalscorer but Emmanuel Riviere cannot get his feet organised and gets robbed in the box. A first-time hit was needed.

  112. Text us on 81111

    QPR 0-1 Newcastle

    Rob from Newcastle: £6m. 18 hours of football. One goal. One man. Emmanuel Riviere. Worth every penny.

    David, Worcs: Riviere could be the worst player ever to become a club legend if that goal keeps us up.

  113. Post update

    Tottenham 0-0 Hull City

    Bruce

    There are some very cagey games in the Premier League this afternoon. Cagier than the Ghost Rider box set. Just the one goal so far, but a significant one as it has lifted Newcastle to safety as it stands. Hull remain the team in occupation of the final relegation spot. They could dearly do with a goal at Spurs, but so far they are struggling to make any impact in the final third.

  114. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Leicester City

    Now then, Connor Wickham gets tugged own near the edge of the box and Sunderland could be onto something here. Lots of interest in this one, Sebastian Larsson is orchestrating things like an NFL quarterback...

    It's rubbish. The Swede took it short for Wickham to blast into the wall.

  115. Post update

    Tottenham 0-0 Hull City

    Hull have kept Tottenham relatively quiet, but their problem is how to shift up the gears and open up without becoming more susceptible at the back? Tottenham give warning of the threat they pose as Ryan Mason cuts a ball back for Erik Lamela to slide in and knock wide of the post.

  116. Le record leveller...

    QPR 0-1 Newcastle

    Opta
  117. Post update

    Tottenham 0-0 Hull City

    John Hartson

    BBC Radio 5 live at White Hart Lane

    "Jelavic has looked very sharp, and as long as Hull keep creating chances for him, eventually he will score one for you because he's a great finisher."

  118. SUBSTITUTION

    QPR 0-1 Newcastle

    Rob Green plods off with help from a physio. He gets a standing ovation and who knows, that could be the end of his QPR career right there. Alex McCarthy is coming on in his place.

  119. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Nico Lennon: Get in! Riviere's had poor season by anyone's standards but that goal would more than repay transfer fee if it keeps us up

    Rob Cobban: Leicester league position graph upside down looks exactly like table mountain. Lions head and all. Wonder if they planned that?

  120. CLOSE!

    Sunderland 0-0 Leicester City

    Larsson

    Still we wait for an opener at Sunderland. It's nervy. A corner comes in and defenders pull strikers, strikers pull defenders, it's a grapple-heavy zone. Wes Morgan gets an inch of space and prods at goal but it's hacked away. He couldn't get any purchase on it.

  121. OUCH!

    QPR 0-1 Newcastle

    Green

    One way for Joey Barton to get rid of the "bad eggs" he has highlighted in the Queens Park Rangers dressing room is to wipe them all out. We don't know Rob Green is a bad egg, he looks a good sort, but Barton has just crushed a knee cap into the goalkeepers face.

    It's a hide-your-eyes moment. There is blood and Green will do well to play on. Out on the canvas in his six-yard box.

  122. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Fraser McIntosh: That is one BIG goal for Newcastle. Bad news for Hull. Steve Bruce will be crying a Riviere.

  123. Post update

    QPR 0-1 Newcastle

    Another look at the Newcastle opener and we can see why Queens Park Rangers are preparing for the drop. It's a route one ball over the top from Tim Krul which Emmanuel Riviere pulls down. Such simplicity.

  124. Post update

    Tottenham 0-0 Hull City

    Kane

    Hull play a risky game allowing Christian Eriksen to dance through their defence and set up Harry Kane on an angle on the left. Kane was burying these earlier in the season. Fortunately for Hull, he drags his shot across goal and wide.

    With Sunderland currently being held by Leicester, Hull still have a rival only two points above them. But Newcastle's goal has propelled them to 14th in the table and four points clear of the Tigers.

  125. YELLOW CARD

    Sunderland 0-0 Leicester City

    A concerned Dick Advocaat looks on as Liam Bridcutt gets treatment. As he gets to his feet the yellow card is brandished his way. It was his heavy tackle that led to injury. Off he hobbles, the magic sponge will right him. No lasting damage.

  126. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Rob Gibson: I knew Riviere would score, knew it. The floodgates will open now, hopefully in the PL not the Championship!

  127. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Leicester City

    Graham

    Danny Graham peels away into space, can Lee Cattermole find him? Yes he can... volley... save. A good effort from 12 yards.

  128. Post update

    QPR 0-1 Newcastle

    Garth Crooks

    BBC Sport on Final Score

    "The reason Emmanuel Riviere looks offside is he's standing on his own and the two QPR centre-backs either side of him are standing still and I have no idea what they're looking at."

  129. Post update

    Tottenham 0-0 Hull City

    John Hartson

    BBC Radio 5 live at White Hart Lane

    "Hull can't worry about elsewhere, they have made a good start, they not looked overawed, and they have taken the game to Spurs."

  130. Post update

    Tottenham 0-0 Hull City

    The pressure is on Hull now after that Newcastle goal. They have a good chance to match their relegation rivals with an opening goal but Nikica Jelavic is not quick enough to pull away from the Tottenham defence after briefly appearing to have broken through. The home ranks rally, close the Tigers striker down and clear.

  131. GOAL

    QPR 0-1 Newcastle - Emmanuel Riviere

    Riviere

    Oh yes. the back flips, the somersaults. It's like Lomana LuaLua all over again. Emmanuel Riviere has his first Newcastle goal. It's not pretty, he slips as he hits it, the ball cannons off both legs, but does he care? Not a jot. Away he goes to celebrate.

    A long ball did the damage and he slipped in behind the home defence, pulled it down nicely and shot right footed - loosing his footing in the process - and his initial strike deflected of what should have been his standing leg, over Rob Green and in.

  132. Post update

    QPR 0-0 Newcastle

    Robert Green has to flap a cross clear as the ball spins violently across QPR's six-yard box. Moussa Sissoko whipped in a nice delivery and the away side are growing in confidence here. Rangers have leaked 67 goals this season remember. A big opportunity this for John Carver's side.

  133. Text us on 81111

    Adam, London: "These games are so boring, not even three goals yet and it's already been 20 minutes."

  134. Post update

    Tottenham 0-0 Hull City

    John Hartson

    BBC Radio 5 live at White Hart Lane

    "The ball was always rising, it was a tight angle but it was more pressure from Hull. It's good and positive for them."

  135. HITS THE WOODWORK

    Tottenham 0-0 Hull City

    Oh, so close for Hull. Nikica Jelavic collects the ball at the back post following a cross from the right, controls and then fires a shot against the bar and over. Hull cannot afford to spurn opportunities like that in their predicament.

  136. Post update

    QPR 0-0 Newcastle

    Remy Cabella

    Jack Colback scampers around Newcastle's midfield. His red hair glistens in the sun at Loftus Road. Holds off one challenge, finds Remy Cabella, gets it back, neat stuff. Cabella can cross here can he? No. Nedum Onuoha is too strong for him.

    If Cabella was as strong as his hair gel Newcastle were on for something there.

  137. Post update

    Tottenham 0-0 Hull City

    Hull's first real foray into the Spurs half was full of unrealised potential as Nikica Jelavic finds acres of space in the box but cannot be found by the cross of Dame N'Doye, which is over-hit.

  138. Post update

    As it stands...

    Premier League bottom

    Relax Hull City fans. Plenty of time to go.

  139. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    QPR 0-0 Newcastle

    Conor McNamara

    BBC Radio 5 live commentator at Loftus Road

    Loftus Road

    On Twitter: Loftus Road. Who knows how long it will be until a Premier League game is played here again?

  140. Post update

    Tottenham 0-0 Hull City

    Tottenham force another corner as Erik Lamela's shot from the edge of the box strikes a Hull leg and goes behind. Lamela delivers the set-piece to the near post, where Eric Dier meets it but heads wide. Closest we have come to a goal. Hull have shown little adventure so far. That will change bit for now they want to build a platform on which to build.

  141. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Leicester City

    Advocaat

    Sunderland boss Dick Advocaat has a splendid coat-scarf combination going on today. It's a black coat with a big, big collar. It looks expensive and he opts for a beige scarf to set it off. Cracking.

    His team are on top so far with around 59% of possession.

  142. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Leicester City

    Danny Graham is going for the London buses approach. He waited an eternity for a goal, got one last week, so why not go again? He cuts in from the left flank and is only denied a shot on target by a good block.

  143. GREAT SAVE!

    Sunderland 0-0 Leicester City

    Sunderland free-kick halfway in their visitors' half... SEBASTIAN LARSSON... brilliant save. Clever stuff as the midfielder goes for the near post, the bluff on the goalkeeper if you will. Very smart from Kasper Schmeichel as he gets down low to tip wide.

  144. Post update

    Tottenham 0-0 Hull City

    John Hartson

    BBC Radio 5 live at White Hart Lane

    Chadli

    "I like the look of Hull's shape, they are being brave and getting their wing-backs forward at every opportunity."

  145. Post update

    Tottenham 0-0 Hull City

    The first shot in anger at White Hart Lane goes to Spurs top-scorer Harry Kane, but his low drive from an angle is blocked and goes behind for a corner. Spurs take it short but waste it as Federico Fazio heads the delayed cross well wide.

  146. Post update

    QPR 0-0 Newcastle

    We brought you a stat earlier which stated Queens Park Rangers have given away more shots on goal than anyone this season - 202. It's not hard to see why as Clint Hill heads back to his goalkeeper tamely and Emmanuel Riviere tries to snaffle a goal. Robert Green is out quickly though.

  147. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Gavin Richmond: Massive massive game... Hwtl...#nufc #bbcfootball

    Shane Long: Why would West Ham and Everton not want Europa League??? A chance of a European trophy and you don't want it. Idiots!

  148. Post update

    Tottenham 0-0 Hull City

    Nothing significant to report from White Hart Lane yet. Tottenham almost break through the Hull back-line but a pass that would have released Harry Kane in the box is cut out.

  149. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Leicester City

    Sunderland could have plenty of chance to pressure this Leicester back three today as they again go with a three-man attack.

    Danny Graham and Jermain Defoe are on hand to sniff out anything the bludgeoning Connor Wickham can create. Can the home side force Leicester's wing backs deep. Not yet they can't Jeffrey Schlupp races down the left for the Foxes but smashes his cross too deep. That one may end up in Falkirk.

  150. Post update

    Tottenham v Hull City

    John Hartson

    BBC Radio 5 live at White Hart Lane

    "What Hull don't want to do early is go gung-ho with the quality Spurs have with Lamela, Chadli and Eriksen behind Kane. They have to be cautious but when they do attack Spurs' goal they have to be positive."

  151. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Leicester City

    Hello, hello, look lively, look lively.

    Connor Wickham does. Fancies a bit of this near post Danny Graham cross and pounces but just gets beaten to the draw by a scampering Leicester City defence. It was Robert Huth. The guy was a man mountain against Southampton last week.

  152. KICK-OFF

    We are under way in the the Premier League matches up and down the country. Strap yourselves in.

  153. Post update

    Tottenham v Hull City (15:00 BST)

    It is make or break time for Hull at White Hart Lane. They bombed out against Burnley last week. Can they go a way towards saving themselves this afternoon? Newcastle, Sunderland, Leicester and Villa hope not.

    Spurs are sporting their kit for next season as a little teaser. And Danny Rose has dyed his hair red. Interesting choice.

  154. Game time...

    Fabricio Coloccini and Rob Green stand side by side in the tunnel at Loftus Road. John O'Shea and Wes Morgan do the same at the Stadium of Light. Mascots smile, players look serious, referees try to look important.

    Here they come...

  155. The best is yet to come...

    Right, so we've had a dramatic East Anglian derby play-off win for Norwich, a hat-trick from Sadio Mane in less than three minutes in a 6-1 win for Southampton against Villa and it is not yet 3pm. With a whole host of relegation-themed games to come and a Steven Gerrard Anfield farewell to come there's every reason to believe we've not peaked yet.

  156. Say we are staying up...

    Sunderland v Leicester (15:00 BST)

    Good timing. We all think we've got it on the dance floor, few have, but Nigel Pearson probably knows how to cut up a rug.

    Leicester City form

    His side laid dormant for several months, cocooned in their Christmas onesie, it was time to shake off the cobwebs by April and boy have they done so. A run of six wins in seven has them close to salvation in the Premier League. Don't go back to bed yet lads. Those dancing shoes won't fit so nice in the Championship.

  157. Post update

    Sunderland v Leicester (15:00 BST)

    Sunderland head coach Dick Advocaat: "We know that every game is important. Today's it'd important for both sides. I think Leicester will have the same feeling as us. The intention is always the same - to win.

    "We have made changes in personnel but the organisation of the team will stay the same. There will be not so many changes. We have two players injured, but that's the way it goes at this stage of the season."

  158. No Friedel farewell

    Tottenham v Hull City (15:00 BST)

    Brad Friedel

    On the day Steven Gerrard gets his big goodbye at Anfield, there's a name missing from the Tottenham squad.

    Brad Friedel, retiring at the age of 43 at the end of this season, will not be given a send off at White Hart Lane.

    No room for sentiment from Mr Pochettino.

  159. Premier League predictor

    BBC Sport predictor

    You still have 15 minutes to get in your Premier League predictions for today's vital relegation battles at 3pm and test your knowledge against Lawro.

    Lawro is predicting a 2-1 win for Sunderland over Leicester, a 1-1 draw between QPR-Newcastle and Spurs-Hull.

    Have your say here.

  160. The Zimbabwe foursome...

    West Ham v Everton (15:00 BST)

    Thanks to those of you chipped in with an effort on our short-term teaser (14:27 BST). Which three Zimbabwe-born players graced the Premier League before Everton's debutant Brendan Galloway.

    Answer: Peter Ndlovu (Coventry), Benjani (Portsmouth, Blackburn, Sunderland), Bruce Grobelaar (Liverpool, Southampton).

  161. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Southampton 6-1 Aston Villa

    Ryan Searle: Awful performance by Villa. We have a few good games and throw all of it away. Start a whole different 11 next week.

    Viv: Tim likes to take credit for a player's form but he does not always seem to have a plan B when things go wrong.

    Bill Colley: Sherwood shown for what he is, he got them motivated but hope they go down, he is an arrogant guy.

  162. FULL-TIME

    Southampton 6-1 Aston Villa

    Southampton sign off their home campaign in style. They were excellent and Saido Mane has carved his name in the Premier League record books courtesy of a two minute, 56 second hat-trick.

    Villa end their league travels with humiliation. Tim Sherwood will just be hoping they have got that out of their system ahead of the FA Cup final. And that his old club Tottenham do him a favour this afternoon.

    Follow reaction from the game at St Mary's here.

  163. Post update

    BBC Final Score

    Final Score is on air now via the Red Button or here on the BBC Sport website - it'll be live on BBC1 (except in Scotland) at 16:30 BST.

    Stuart Pearce, Chris Sutton and Garth Crooks join Jason Mohammad to cast their eyes over all this afternoon's talking points

  164. Post update

    Southampton 6-1 Aston Villa

    Villa have a chance to end this miserable display on a tiny high but when Ashley Westwood is presented with the chance to slam home from inside the box he slices his shot well wide. Not much longer for Villa to suffer now. We are into injury time.

  165. A festival of awfulness awaits...

    QPR v Newcastle (15:00 BST)

    A humbling stat for Queens Park Rangers and Newcastle fans - you are the worst two sided in the league in 2015.

    A monstrous 19 points between you - 10 for the Magpies, nine for Rangers.

    If you were a racehorse, you'd probably be running backwards after one too many Christmas carrots.

  166. Post update

    Sunderland v Leicester (15:00 BST)

    Leicester manager Nigel Pearson: "It's a big game against a side who have had so good recent results themselves.

    "The danger is people start assuming that results elsewhere are the key but it's still in our hands. We're looking to get our own results right.

    "It's a case of making sure we concentrate on this game and work hard to try to win it. I've said if we can get to the last game of the season with our destiny in our own hands, that would be a good outcome given where we were.

    "This gives us an opportunity to get there a little bit earlier, but we've got to work hard."

  167. TEAM NEWS

    Burnley v Stoke (15:00 BST)

    Already-relegated Burnley are 'as you were' with Danny Ings leading the line - he scored the winner in their last match against Hull.

    Stoke are also unchanged as they bid for a best-ever Premier League finish. Charlie Adam will be pulling the strings in midfield.

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

    Stoke XI: Butland; Cameron, Shawcross, Muniesa, Pieters; Whelan, N'Zonzi; Walters, Adam, Arnautovic; Diouf

  168. Power to Zimbabwe...

    West Ham v Everton (15:00 BST)

    Zimbabwe flag

    By our calculations, Everton's Brendan Galloway is the fourth Zimbabwe-born player to feature in the Premier League. We will give you a Steven-Gerrard-sized party if you can name the other three without using Google.

  169. GOAL

    Southampton 6-1 Aston Villa - Graziano Pelle (81 mins)

    Pelle

    Southampton apply one final sprinkle of salt into Villa wounds as Sadio Mane goes from scorer to supplier with a superb cross from the right that Graziano Pelle hammers into the net on the volley.

    You can follow the rest of this game and the subsequent reaction here.

  170. Post update

    Southampton 5-1 Aston Villa

    Villa need a comeback that would make Lazarus spit out his cornflakes in shock if they are to get anything out of the game at St Mary's. They need four goals to get a point and 10 minutes in which to do it. Maybe Sadio Mane could swap sides for the next two minutes and 56 seconds just to make it interesting?

  171. Team news

    West Ham v Everton (15:00 BST)

    Alex Song starts for West Ham as the midfielder completes his comeback from a back injury. Striker Carlton Cole and defender Winston Reid also start for the Hammers. Club captain Kevin Nolan will miss the game due to a family bereavement.

    Everton give a Premier League debut to 19-year-old Brendan Galloway from Zimbabwe. England defender Leighton Baines has undergone ankle surgery.

    West Ham: Adrian, Jenkinson, Reid, Collins, Cresswell, Kouyate, Song, Noble, Downing, Valencia, Cole. Subs: Jarvis, Nene, O'Brien, Amalfitano, Jaaskelainen, Burke, Lee.

    Everton: Howard, Coleman, Stones, Jagielka, Galloway, Barry, McCarthy, Lennon, Barkley, Osman, Lukaku. Subs: Robles, McGeady, Kone, Mirallas, Naismith, Besic, Garbutt.

  172. Bad eggs...

    QPR v Newcastle (15:00 BST)

    Eggs

    Joey Barton will of course face his former club today, a club he was also relegated to the Championship with not less.

    Barton has said "bad eggs" in the Queens Park Rangers dressing room have played a significant part in their relegation.

    "What Joey probably alluded to is there are people who could have helped us who haven't helped us," said manager Chris Ramsey this week.

    Did you know? They have allowed their opponents 202 shots at goal this season - the highest total in the Premier League.

  173. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Southampton 5-1 Aston Villa

    Tim Oliver: Clearly the Villa players misunderstood Sherwood when he told them to put in a performance to appear first on MOTD.

  174. TEAM NEWS

    Sunderland v Leicester (15:00 BST)

    Dick Advocaat is forced into two Sunderland changes as midfielder Jordi Gomez has a fractured kneecap and centre-back Wes Brown also has a knee problem. Liam Bridcutt and John O'Shea come in.

    Leicester midfielder Matty James has been ruled out for up to nine months with cruciate knee ligament damage, and so Andy King replaces him. Otherwise, it's the same line-up that started last Saturday's 2-0 win over Southampton.

    Sunderland XI: Pantilimon; Jones, Coates, O'Shea, Van Aanholt; Larsson, Cattermole, Bridcutt; Defoe, Graham, Wickham.

    Leicester XI: Schmeichel; Wasilewski, Huth, Morgan; Albrighton, King, Cambiasso, Schlupp; Mahrez, Ulloa, Vardy.

  175. Post update

    Southampton 5-1 Aston Villa

    Robbie Fowler

    Robbie Fowler looks to have taken Sadio Mane's fastest Premier League hat-trick in good spirit.

  176. FULL-TIME

    Norwich City 3-1 Ipswich Town (4-2 agg)

    Norwich will face Middlesbrough in the Championship play-off final at Wembley. The extra man and a bit more quality proved the difference between the Canaries and East Anglian rivals Ipwich. You can follow all the reaction to that game here.

  177. Jelavic back for Tigers

    Tottenham v Hull City (15:00 BST)

    Hull City supporters

    There is one forced change for Tottenham, with suspended defender Vlad Chiriches making way for Danny Rose.

    Hull, meanwhile, are without midfielder Jake Livermore, after he was suspended following a positive test for cocaine - so David Meyler comes in. And Nikica Jelavic makes his first start up front since March.

    Tottenham XI: Lloris, Dier, Fazio, Vertonghen, Rose, Bentaleb, Mason, Chadli, Eriksen, Lamela, Kane

    Subs: Vorm, Yedlin, Dembele, Paulinho, Stambouli, Townsend, Soldado

    Hull City XI: Harper, Chester, Dawson, McShane, Elmohamady, Meyler, Huddlestone, Quinn, Brady, Jelavić, N'Doye

    Subs: McGregor, Rosenior, Bruce, Hernández, Sagbo, Aluko, Robertson

  178. TEAM NEWS

    QPR v Newcastle (15:00 BST)

    QPR make two changes as defender Nedum Onuoha and midfielder Junior Hoilett replace Yun Suk-young and Bobby Zamora.

    Newcastle make one change as full-back Daryl Janmaat returns to replace Vurnon Anita in the line-up.

    QPR XI: Green, Onuoha, Caulker, Dunne, Hill, Phillips, Barton, Henry, Hoilett, Fer, Austin.

    Newcastle XI: Krul, Janmaat, Coloccini, Dummett, Gutierrez, Colback, R.Taylor, Sissoko, Cabella, Perez, Riviere.

  179. Post update

    Scottish live text

    It promises to be another dramatic day in the Scottish football calendar, with teams in all divisions battling to avoid relegation or win promotion, while history could be made at Links Park, where Montrose entertain Brora Rangers.

    Granted, your glass is currently over-flowing with entertaining football, but if you want to follow matters from north of the border, you can do so here.

  180. Post update

    Norwich City 3-1 Ipswich Town (4-2 agg)

    No sign whatsoever of Ipswich staging a late dramatic rally at Carrow Road. The Canaries are on their way to Wembley. Delia and Stephen Fry are all smiles in the crowd.

  181. Post update

    Southampton 5-1 Aston Villa

    Villa have had a fair share of possession at the start of the second half at St Mary's. But then, why do Southampton need to press? That four-goal cushion is feeling pretty comfortable right now. Saints keeper Paulo Gazzaniga can probably do some work on his tan.

  182. Text us on 81111

    Ian, Halifax: @Dan in London (13:43), Sherwood is a genius. We all have bad days! Let's see how far up the table we finish next year. Confident the comeback is on!

  183. From a blue to a red

    Liverpool v Crystal Palace

    Steven Gerrard and Tim Cahill

    Former Everton midfielder Tim Cahill on Instagram:"Farewell to Steven Gerrard it was a privilege to have played against this guy in the derbies and more importantly to see his passion for his club. Yes he's a red and I'll always be blue but I have a lot of respect for this guy. Liverpool will not be the same without him. Wish him and his family all the best in America in the MLS. #Respect #Loyalty"

  184. GOAL

    Norwich City 3-1 Ipswich Town (4-2 agg) - Cameron Jerome (77 mins)

    Jerome

    Game over. Norwich are surely on their way to Wembley now.Cameron Jerome latches on to a superb pass into the box from Nathan Redmond and flicks a finish past the advancing Ipswich keeper. If Carrow Road had a roof it'd be on its way to the moon right now.

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    Southampton 5-1 Aston Villa

    Johnny Magrinho: Anyone criticising Sherwood is a muppet. Without him = down. I'm bored of fickle fans. It's like listening to children scream.

    Tim Sherwood
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