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  1. Goodbye

    Manchester United v Arsenal

    There were 20 shots on target in this afternoon's match at the Liberty Stadium; the most in the Premier League this season. The last game to have more than 20 was Man Utd's infamous 8-2 win over Arsenal in August 2011, which produced 22.

    How about that for a neat hand-over to Manchester v Arsenal, which you can follow here.

    I'm done. Goodbye.

  2. Conference play-off final

    Bristol Rovers 1-1 Grimsby

    Matt Taylor of Bristol Rovers challenges for the ball with goalkeeper James McKeown and Shaun Pearson of Grimsby Town

    The Conference play-off final rumbles on at Wembley with nothing to separate Grimsby and Bristol Rovers, who are tied at 1-1. Will that game all the way to the drama of penalties? You can find out by following updates during Manchester United's game with Arsenal, which you can find here.

  3. 'It feels like my garden here'

    Swansea 2-4 Manchester City

    Manchester City striker Wilfried Bony, speaking to BBC Sport: "It's crazy for me to come here and not go left to the home dressing room. But that's the way football works. I have to adapt to that.

    "The Swansea fans gave me a good reception and good motivation too. When I got a chance, I scored. It was a strange moment when I scored. This team did a lot for me - and the fans too. We've been here together. But we have to deal with that.

    "I feel it's like my garden here. I know the pitch here so well. I had a good relationship with the fans here. The feeling is to leave that situation in a good way.

    "There's more to come from me. I went to Africa Cup of Nations in January and came back tired. I have to finish the season well. We have one game left, I want to win and score. The important thing is to prepare myself well for next season."

  4. Post update

    Swansea 2-4 Manchester City

    I'm just watching the replays of the Manchester City goals from the Liberty Stadium. They're not a bad bunch at all. However, they are almost overshadowed by a truly awful kit crime from the deposed champions. Who signed off on purple? It's like watching a Ribena* advert.

    *Other concentrated fruit drinks are available.

  5. Tremendous Toure

    Swansea 2-4 Manchester City

    Yaya Toure scores

    Yaya Toure was a pivotal figure in the game at the Liberty Stadium. But then he tends to do well against the Welsh side. He has scored four and assisted another in his last four Premier League appearances against the Swans. The Ivorian midfielder scored his 50th Premier League goal, becoming the fourth player to reach this milestone for Manchester City, after Sergio Aguero, Carlos Tevez and Edin Dzeko. He then added a 51st for good measure.

  6. Post update

    Manchester United v Arsenal

    We're not done yet folks. The match is under way at Old Trafford. You can follow the action by clicking over to our dedicated live text commentary.

  7. Manager reaction

    Swansea 2-4 Manchester City

    Swansea manager Garry Monk: "I am disappointed with the result but once again the players' character and commitment was there to see. Our management of certain periods of the game didn't help us but we were playing against a very good team. I thought we could have got something out of the game but it want to be.

    On Joe Hart's save: "It was a fantastic save but that is why he is an excellent keeper."

    On his own keeper Lukasz Fabianski, who made a mistake for Man City's first goal: "I'll allow Lukasz one mistake this season. He has been fantastic for us this season, as has the rest of the team. The quality was there again and if we had taken our chances, maybe we could have come away with something."

  8. Post update

    Garry Monk has completed the lap of honour following his side's final game of the season and is now speaking to the media.

    He's had some kind words for Lukasz Fabianski, despite the keeper arguably being at fault for two of Manchester City's goals.

    Quotes to follow.

  9. Conference play-off final latest

    It's still 1-1 between Bristol Rovers and Grimsby at Wembley. Into the last 10 minutes of normal time. Is extra time on the cards?

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    Man Utd v Arsenal (16:00 BST)

    Femi, Greenwich: I'm sure RVP would celebrate if he scores against Arsenal this afternoon.

  11. manager reaction

    Swansea 2-4 Manchester City

    Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini: "It was an attractive game for the fans. We needed to win to ensure we were in Europe. It was an open game. We concede two easy goals but I am happy with the performance against a good team."

    On Joe Hart's save: "The most important thing is the moment he made it. But I am glad in the personality of the team to go for the game right from the beginning."

    On Yaya Toure: "I didn't have any doubt about Yaya. Maybe the media started with him after his birthday. After that he went to Africa Cup and we couldn't win. Maybe an important player has more criticism but I never had doubts."

    On next season: "I try to learn every day. We know we are in a difficult league. There are four or five teams with a strong squad and the same money to spend. If you don't win the league it is important to finish as strong as you can. It is important for me, the team and the project to believe in what we do. You must have conviction and I have it to be a strong team next season and go for the title."

  12. Post update

    Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini has been doing the TV interview rounds. We'll have his quotes for you any minute...

  13. As it stands...

    Swansea 2-4 Manchester City

    Premier League top eight
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    Viv: About time Yaya started earning his birthday cake this season!!!

    Mark Taylor: All this not celebrating a goal against your old team. PATHETIC. You left to get more money with your new team. Get over it.

    Rob Meech: Joe Hart is constantly overlooked in the best keeper debate. Why? Been arguably City's best player this season.

  15. Full-time possession stats

    Swansea 2-4 Manchester City

    Possession stats
  16. Post update

    Swansea 2-4 Manchester City

    Joe Hart speaking to Sky Sports: "We don't answer to anyone apart from each other, the fans and the management. After the United defeat we made second our aim, we've won five on the spin and we'll try to win the last one against Southampton."

  17. Post update

    Swansea 2-4 Manchester City - Wilfried Bony

    So that is Champions League group-stage football secured for Manchester City. The lowest they can finish now is third.


    Swansea 2-4 Manchester City

    Manchester City celebrate Bony's goal

    Wilfried Bony's goal against his former club is the last meaningful action of a superb match. It had just about everything: one team storming into the lead, the other hitting back, goalkeeping errors and brilliance (one save from Joe Hart in particular), a goal from a player against his former club and a deserved winner.

    Over to you Manchester United and Arsenal. Follow that.

  19. Post update

    Swansea 2-4 Manchester City - Wilfried Bony

    BBC Radio

    BBC Radio Manchester summariser Fred Eyre: "That was a cooly-taken goal, he did not snatch, kept ice calm and slid it in. It hit the post, could have gone anywhere but rolled along the line and in. A very cleverly taken goal."

  20. GOAL

    Swansea 2-4 Manchester City - Wilfried Bony

    Wilfried Bony goal

    That is the end of that. Manchester City have this game wrapped up. And the goal has come from a man who knows better than anyone on the pitch what it is like to score on this ground: Wilfried Bony. It is a superb low finish from the edge of the box that finds the net off the base of the post. There is no celebration from Bony, who gets applause from the home fans as a result.

  21. Post update

    Swansea 2-3 Manchester City

    Marvin Emnes looks to curl the free-kick but hits the top of the wall.

    Five minutes are shown for injury time. Raised hope for Swansea of snatching a point.

  22. Post update

    Swansea 2-3 Manchester City

    Free-kick to Swansea. 25 yards out.

  23. Post update

    Swansea 2-3 Manchester City

    Sergio Aguero

    Time is ticking away. Swansea are taking greater risks now and it is leaving them vulnerable at the back. They leave Sergio Aguero one-on-one at the back, which is never a good idea, but for once the Argentine's control lets him down and Federico Fernandez can clear.


    Swansea 2-3 Manchester City

    Here comes Wilfried Bony for a five-minute cameo against his former club. He replaces Yaya Toure.

  25. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    MJC1973: That save shows why City will finish runners up. May self destruct in front of him but he rarely falters. Wish he played for LFC.

    Stacy Phillips:Not much more Fernandez could've done with that. Fabulous stop from Joe Hart. Right out of the top drawer.

  26. Post update

    Swansea 2-3 Manchester City

    BBC Radio Manchester summariser Fred Eyre: "Fernandez is totally unmarked in the area, a clean, clear header towards the top corner and Hart appeared from nowhere. That has to be one of his best-ever saves. It was one that the likes of Gordon Banks would be proud of."


    Swansea 2-3 Manchester City

    Joe Hart save

    Another superb save from Joe Hart denies Bafetimbi Gomis, who had got ahead of his marker to meet Leon Britton's cross and drive a header on target from near point-blank range. Hart's reflexes are too good, though, and the ball stays out.


    Swansea 2-3 Manchester City

    Another Swansea change sees Marvin Emnes come on for Gylfi Sigurdsson.


    Swansea 2-3 Manchester City

    That is truly magnificent from Joe Hart. Gylfi Sigurdsson swings over a corner which Federico Fernandez heads towards goal and he is wheeling away in celebration until the diving Hart's left hand appears from nowhere to tip the ball over the bar. It is a sensational save to keep his side ahead.

  30. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Swansea 2-3 Manchester City - Yaya Toure

    Chris Randell: Like the Toure of the last few seasons. If only he had done that all season.

    Will: Three goalkeeping errors today. All Fabianski luck used up?

    Alex Haworth: The goalkeeper again! Can Fabianski save anything today?


    Swansea 2-3 Manchester City

    Interesting change. Vincent Kompany is on for Fernandinho. The Belgian started his City career as a defensive midfielder. Maybe that booking for Fernandinho made Manuel Pellegrini think he needed an alternative man in there?

    Swansea take the corner, but it comes to nothing.

  32. Post update

    Swansea 2-3 Manchester City

    Modou Barrow of Swansea

    Superb play from substitute Modou Barrow sees him beat a couple of men down the right and play over a low cross, but none of his team-mates are quick enough to react and an away defender hammers the ball behind. That is the cue for a Man City change...


    Man Utd v Arsenal (16:00 BST)

    In the absence of Wayne Rooney, defender Chris Smalling takes the captain's armband for the first time for Manchester United.

    Radamel Falcao starts up front, former Arsenal man Robin van Persie is on the bench.

    Arsenal are unchanged.

    Man Utd: De Gea, Valencia, Smalling, Jones, Rojo, Blind, Mata, Ander Herrera, Fellaini, Young, Falcao. Subs: Di Maria, Januzaj, van Persie, Valdes, McNair, Blackett, Wilson.

    Arsenal: Ospina, Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Coquelin, Cazorla, Ramsey, Ozil, Sanchez, Giroud. Subs: Szczesny, Gibbs, Gabriel, Rosicky, Wilshere, Walcott, Flamini.

    You can follow all the news from that match here.

  34. Post update

    Swansea 2-3 Manchester City - Yaya Toure

    BBC Radio

    BBC Radio Manchester summariser Fred Eyre: "Yaya rampaged across the box, Cork tried to keep pace with him but couldn't. Like with his first goal, it seems to have gone through the keeper, I know when he hits them they take some stopping but Fabianski could have done better with all the goals."


    Swansea 2-3 Manchester City

    Jonjo Shelvey off, Leon Britton on.


    Swansea 2-3 Manchester City

    hat is a yellow card all day long. Modou Barrow breaks away and is hacked down Fernandinho near the centre circle. No hesitation from the ref in brandishing a card.

  37. GOAL

    Swansea 2-3 Manchester City - Yaya Toure

    Yaya Toure

    He has done it again! Manchester City have been pressing forward since Swansea levelled and their positivity pays off as Yaya Toure drives to the edge of the box, holds off a challenge and fires low past Lukasz Fabianski. The keeper got a hand to it and, like Toure's first goal, will feel he should have saved it. They led 2-0, threw it away and now the visitors lead 3-2.

    Can they hold on this time?

  38. Text us on 81111

    Swansea 2-2 Manchester City

    Paul: To Dave Manc. The difference between Chelsea and City? Chelsea won this fixture comfortably 5-0. Oh, and about 11 points.


    Swansea 2-2 Manchester City

    On comes young attacker Modou Barrow for Nathan Dyer.

  40. Post update

    Bafetimbi Gomis
  41. Post update

    Swansea 2-2 Manchester City

    Is this set up for Wilfried Bony?

  42. Post update

    Swansea 2-2 Manchester City

    Quality game, this. David Silva is denied another shooting opportunity inside the box by a tackle from Jack Cork. Manchester City come again and win a corner, which James Milner delivers and Eliaquim Mangala heads straight to Lukasz Fabianski. We are inside the final 20 minutes. I can't pick a winner.

  43. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Swansea 2-2 Manchester City

    Liz Tray: One shot on target and Toure has absolutely vanished from this game. No wonder his dreadful agent is trying to smoke bids out.

    Ram Rimal: That's why Chelsea won the league. Defending is as important as scoring.

    Max Headroom: Difference between Chelsea and City is simple, 'Mourinho'. With City's squad he would win the league by 15/20 points.

  44. Post update

    Manchester United v Arsenal (16:00 BST)

    Old Trafford

    Swansea's comeback could have significant implications for third-placed Arsenal and fourth-placed Manchester United. Those two meet this afternoon, with kick-off just over an hour away.

    You can follow live text and radio coverage of that match here.

  45. Post update

    Swansea 2-2 Manchester City

    Lukasz Fabianski is playing a key role for Swansea now. He might have been somewhat at fault for the visitor's first goal but he has pulled out three great saves this half. The latest sees him bravely throw himself in from of David Silva to block after the midfielder had run through a number of challenges to within eight yards of goal. Silva should probably have done better but over-ran the ball.

  46. Post update

    Swansea 2-2 Manchester City - Bafetimbi Gomis

    BBC Radio

    BBC Radio summariser Fred Eyre: "It was A decent goal, a flipped up ball from the right, misjudged by Mangala who got his feet all wrong and let it drop over his head. Wonderful instinct and control from Gomis, who got a snap-shot in and past Hart just inside the post. If I was a centre-forward I'd think I'd done really, really well to get that one in."

  47. GOAL

    Swansea 2-2 Manchester City - Bafetimbi Gomis

    Gomis celebrates his goal

    Gomis! Swansea have turned it around! David Silva and Jesus Navas see chances from close range saved superbly by Lukasz Fabianski and they are punished immediately as the ball is fed forward for Gomis to fire a shot into the far corner from inside the box. It is a fifth goal in five games for the striker, who celebrates by crawling towards the camera like a delighted dog.

  48. Post update

    Swansea 1-2 Manchester City

    James Milner

    Federico Fernandez with another timely intervention as James Milner looks to dance his way into an opening in the box following another Manchester City break. The home defender nicks the ball off Milner and then clears. Lovely stuff.

    Just before that Pablo Zabaleta was the second man into the book for a foul.

  49. Post update

    Swansea 1-2 Manchester City

    Jesus Navas' first touch is to meet a corner on the volley, which he doesn't catch as well as he might and plants the ball into the hands of Lukasz Fabianski.

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    Swansea 1-2 Manchester City

    Dave, Manc: To Steve, Surbiton (14:31). The difference between City & Chelsea is that City believe in trying to win with beautiful, entertaining football. Chelsea don't.


    Swansea 1-2 Manchester City

    Frank Lampard had a short spell as a 17-year-old here at Swansea and he gets a warm round of applause as he departs to be replaced by Jesus Navas. He could be useful if the visitors get further chances to counter-attack.

    Frank Lampard is substituted
  52. Post update

    Swansea 1-2 Manchester City

    Manchester City defenders are forced to scurry across to the left of their own box to close down Jefferson Montero and block the ball behind. A succession of Swansea corners follow but the home side do not make the most of them before Ashley Williams' low shot rolls tamely to Joe Hart.

  53. Post update

    Swansea 1-2 Manchester City

    Oh, Manchester City come close to a third. It is another rapid break as Frank Lampard sets Sergio Aguero away down the right before charging in to the box to flick the Argentine's cross towards goal but without the power required to beat Lukasz Fabianski.

    Almost immediately, down the other end, Joe Hart has to dive down low to push away a Gylfi Sigurdsson shot from range. This is opening up nicely. We could well be in for a cracking last 35 minutes.

  54. Conference play-off final

    Bristol Rovers 1-1 Grimsby Town

    Ellis Harrison pounces from a corner to level things up at Wembley. Bristol Rovers right back in it.

  55. Post update

    Swansea 1-2 Manchester City

    An important challenge on Federico Fernandez prevents what could well have been a Manchester City third as he closes down Sergio Aguero so he cannot play a pass through to David Silva, who would have been through on goal.


    Swansea 1-2 Manchester City

    Here is the first card as James Milner trips Jefferson Montero.

  57. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Swansea 0-0 Manchester City

    Liz Tray: Mangala - nice lad, powerful, fast - slowly starting to look like the worst piece of business since the Sheikh arrived.

  58. Post update

    Swansea 1-2 Manchester City

    Aguero takes a shot

    The visitors win the first corner of the half, which Eliaquim Mangala rises highest to meet but heads straight into the arms of Lukasz Fabianski. Soon after, Sergio Aguero fires a low shot past the far post.

    By the looks of it, Wilfried Bony still has plenty of fans here. He gets a round of applause as he gets up to warm up.

  59. Post update

    Swansea 1-2 Manchester City

    Jonjo Shelvey and Yaya Toure battle for the ball

    No cards yet in this game but Jonjo Shelvey comes close to the first by clattering Yaya Toure. Mark Clattenburg takes a look but is content to just dish out a stern word to the Swansea midfielder.

  60. KICK-OFF

    Swansea 1-2 Manchester City

    And the game is back under way.

  61. Post update

    Swansea 1-2 Manchester City

    The Swansea players are the first to emerge from the tunnel, followed soon after by Manchester City. All the while, a weird operatic dance version of the theme music from Gladiator plays.

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    Swansea 1-2 Manchester City

    Steve in Surbiton: Difference between City and Chelsea is that Chelsea have a defence.

  63. Post update

    Swansea 1-2 Manchester City

    Gylfi Sigurdsson
  64. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Swansea 1-2 Manchester City

    Chris Wright: Stunning strike by Sigurdsson! Very timely goal given City were in the ascendency.

    Peter Collins: Ok, I think we can say that one wasn't the keeper's fault. Fantastic strike from Sigurdsson!

    Daniel Mackay: Great strike from Gylfi Sigurdsson. His technique when shooting is one of the best in the league.

  65. As it stands...

    Swansea 1-2 Manchester City

    Premier League table (top eight)
  66. Goal stats

    Swansea 1-2 Manchester City

    Yaya Toure is the fourth player to score 50 Premier League goals for Manchester City, after Sergio Aguero, Carlos Tevez and Edin Dzeko.

    Aguero has scored eight and assisted two in his last six Premier League appearances.

    Gylfi Sigurdsson has equalled his best goal tally in a single Premier League season (seven, also in 2011-12 with Swansea).

  67. Text us on 81111

    Swansea 1-2 Manchester City

    Arsenal fan John from London: So typical that Fabianski would have an incredible game against Arsenal and a rubbish game against City.

  68. Possession stats

    Swansea 1-2 Manchester City

    Swansea v Manchester City possession
  69. Post update

    Swansea 1-2 Manchester City - Gylfi Sigurdsson

    BBC Radio

    BBC Radio summariser Fred Eyre: "It's been a constant threat down the left hand side from Montero, giving Zabaleta a difficult time with his orthodox left wing play. He picked out Sigurdsson, he took it out from under his feet with a touch and buried it with a daisy cutter past Hart. That's a lifeline for Swansea."


    Swansea 1-2 Manchester City

    And there is the break. Swansea will go in buoyant, Manchester City will suddenly have doubts here a minute earlier there were none.

  71. GOAL

    Swansea 1-2 Manchester City - Gylfi Sigurdsson

    Gylfi Sigurdsson scores
    Gylfi Sigurdsson celebrates

    Game on! Swansea get themselves right back into this bang on the stroke of half-time. It is a very well-worked goal as well. They move the ball about at speed in the Man City half until reaching Gylfi Sigurdsson on the edge of the box and his lashed low shot flies into the bottom corner. A cracking second half has just been teed up.

  72. Post update

    Swansea 0-2 Manchester City

    Rob Westall

    BBC Sport Wales at Liberty Stadium

    "The floodlights are on at an overcast Liberty Stadium. Swansea had made a bright start but James Milner's goal has put Manchester City firmly in control and quietened the home support.

    "The travelling support however are in fine voice and taunt the Swansea fans with chants of: "Are you Cardiff in disguise?" - needless to say that does not go down well among the Swansea faithful."

  73. Conference play-off final latest

    Feeling the play-off final nerves? Not a bit of it from Grimsby's Lenell John-Lewis, who taps in from close range to give the Mariners a 1-0 lead against Bristol Rovers after just three minutes. A long way to go though...

    Follow radio commentary here.

  74. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Swansea 0-2 Manchester City

    Peter Collins: Honestly, I think Fabianski used up all his saves on Monday night... He should be saving that!

    Niall McDermott: If Milner was Brazilian people would be going on about him a lot more. So underrated. City cant let him go.

    D Duberstein: It's like Fabianksi is deliberately trying to scupper Arsenal's chances of 2nd. Great saves last week, howling error this week!

  75. Post update

    Swansea 0-2 Manchester City

    That goal has hit Swansea hard. They were still in the game and looking a threat. But now Manchester City are firmly in control and exuding the confidence to match it. Frank Lampard looks to latch on to a pass into the box and tumbles under a challenge, but there is no spot-pointing from the ref. It's the correct call.

  76. Post update

    Swansea 0-2 Manchester City

    BBC Radio Manchester summariser Fred Eyre: "Aguero won the race for the ball when he looked to be second best. He held on to the ball, waited for Milner and rolled it to him beautifully, but Fabianski should have done better with it. It was a breakaway goal, an absolute smash-and-grab."

  77. Post update

    Swansea 0-2 Manchester City

    James Milner celebrates his goal

    It was a superb run and finish from Milner for the goal. He doesn't always get the credit he deserves but a sure sign of his quality is the amount of clubs queuing up to sign him if he doesn't agree a new deal at City this summer.

  78. GOAL

    Swansea 0-2 Manchester City - James Milner

    James Milner celebrates

    Manchester City have not done anything spectacular so far but they have been ruthless when needed. A superb counter-attack sees Sergio Aguero collect the ball in the Swansea half, hold up and then find the over-lapping James Milner, who carries the ball into the box and beats Lukasz Fabianski with a low shot.

  79. Post update

    Swansea 0-1 Manchester City

    Yaya Toure
  80. Post update

    Swansea 0-1 Manchester City

    Swansea fans are not happy. They think David Silva was offside as he reached a pass forward in space down the left. He wasn't, though, and the move almost results in a second goal for Manchester City, courtesy of Silva's pass to Yaya Toure and the Ivorian's deflected shot.

  81. Conference play-off final

    Bristol Rovers v Grimsby Town

    About to get under way in the Conference play-off final, where Bristol Rovers and Grimsby are battling it out for a place in the Football League.

    We'll have updates for you, and you can listen to radio commentary of the match here.

  82. Post update

    Swansea 0-1 Manchester City

    This is a good game. Swansea come forward but Bafetimbi Gomis is unable to reach a ball into the box from Jonjo Shelvey before the visitors hit straight back as Frank Lampard is inches away from sliding in to meet a cross from the left.

  83. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Swansea 0-1 Manchester City - Yaya Toure

    Ryan Mould: Return of Flappyhandski.

    Ndifreke Abasi: Swansea...that's what happens when you don't convert your early chances...

    Alex Gone: Toure has barely been in the game but there you go. Class is permanent

  84. Post update

    Swansea 0-1 Manchester City

    Nathan Dyer in action

    How different things could have been if Nathan Dyer's effort had not been so superbly saved by Joe Hart just a few minutes before the Man City goal. That's football, though, you have to take your chances when they come. One City didn't, the other did.

  85. Post update

    Swansea 0-1 Manchester City - Yaya Toure

    BBC Radio

    Yaya Toure celebrates

    BBC Radio Manchester summariser Fred Eyre: "They had been second best but time after time, game after game a piece of individual brilliance puts them in the lead. There was no danger when Toure got the ball, but he manoeuvred it from under his feet and that shot virtually when through Fabianski."

  86. GOAL

    Swansea 0-1 Manchester City - Yaya Toure

    Yaya Toure celebrates with James Milner

    And there is the danger realised. City possess game-changers and one of them - Yaya Toure - underlines that by firing a low shot from the edge of the box. It looks to be a big error from Lukasz Fabianski to allow the shot to beat him, but replays show that a deflection off Ashley Williams made his job harder. Still should have saved it, though.

  87. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Swansea 0-0 Manchester City

    Shohidur Rahman: Jefferson Montero is one of my favourite wingers to watch. Old school and has given every full back problems this season.

    Alex Gone: Montero's having Zabaleta on toast today.

  88. Post update

    Swansea 0-0 Manchester City

    Swansea have been on top but they need to be careful. They are saved by an official's flag as Sergio Aguero breaks away. Fortunately for the home side the striker moved a tad too soon and was caught offside. just before putting the ball in the net.


    Swansea 0-0 Manchester City

    Someone needs to have a word with Eliaquim Mangala and remind him how sharp Nathan Dyer is, as he seems to have forgotten. He dwells and allows the winger to nick in to steal the ball in the box. He has just Joe Hart to beat but the keeper pulls out a superb one-handed diving save to tip the effort away.

  90. Post update

    Swansea 0-0 Manchester City

    Manchester City enjoy their longest spell of possession so far as David Silva, Fernandinho and Yaya Toure look to fashion something in the home half. Silva is felled during the move and wins a free-kick which Aleksandar Kolarov looks to curl over the wall and in to the net, succeeding in the first part, but failing in the second.

  91. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Swansea 0-0 Manchester City

    Jason Gillson: Gomis is a handful! Getting his Lyon form back.

  92. Post update

    Swansea 0-0 Manchester City

    Bafetimbi Gomis is right in the thick of things. The Swansea striker rises to meet a corner but he heads wide of goal.

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    Which of today's managers have had the best season?

    Adam, London: Anyone saying van Gaal is ridiculous, he spent £150 million! Garry Monk spent very little and lost his main striker (Swansea did the double over United too).

  94. Post update

    Swansea 0-0 Manchester City

    The noise in the Liberty Stadium is a sure sign of approval from the home fans for the early efforts of their players. Neil Taylor finds space down the left but his pull-back is behind Bafetimbi Gomis, who can only drag his shot wide. Swansea have begun this very positively. It is at the complete opposite end of the attacking scale to their performance at Arsenal last week.

  95. Post update

    Swansea 0-0 Manchester City

    Swansea come forward again with some neat passing giving Nathan Dyer a chance to attack Aleksandar Kolarov down the right. The defender is strongest, though, and comes away with the ball.

  96. Post update

    Swansea 0-0 Manchester City

    Plenty of noise from the Man City fans, but nothing yet from their players on the pitch. Swansea have started well. They look up for this. Jonjo Shelvey looks to thread a free-kick into the Man City box but he gets his delivery wrong and the away side can clear.

  97. Vote result

    Garry Monk

    All morning we've been asking you which of the managers involved in today's games - Garry Monk, Manuel Pellegrini, Arsene Wenger and Louis van Gaal - has had the best season.

    The results are in - and Swansea City boss Monk is the clear winner, with 59.6% of the vote.

    Will his excellent campaign continue today?

    Vote result
  98. Post update

    Swansea 0-0 Manchester City

    BBC Radio

    BBC Radio Manchester summariser Fred Eyre: "It's a good job Gomis did not get a clean strike, he choked it a bit and hit it into the ground. Wonderful play and vision from Jonjo Shelvey, not many players would have spotted that."

  99. Post update

    Swansea 0-0 Manchester City

    Martin Dimichelis in action

    An error from Martin Dimichelis presents Swansea with the first chance as Jonjo Shelvey's pass sets Bafetimbi Gomis marauding into City territory. The striker is forced to check and loses some momentum and his 18-yard shot is tame and saved by Joe Hart.

  100. Post update

    Swansea 0-0 Manchester City

    No messing from Neil Taylor. He slams into Pablo Zabaleta and gives the visitors a free-kick in their own half. Very much a 'show em you mean business' challenge.

  101. KICK-OFF

    Swansea v Manchester City

    James Milner and Neil Taylor in action

    The formalities have been taken care of and we are under way in Wales.

  102. Get involved on Facebook

    Which of today's managers have had the best season?

    Kyle Welch: Garry Monk for achieving club's highest ever position!

    Paul Embleton: Van Gaal without a doubt - wouldn't be in Champions League position if Moyesey was still there.

    Daniel Agutters: Monk obviously because he hasn't the budget the rest have and have had some good results against the top teams and arriving just outside a European place.

  103. Post update

    Swansea v Manchester City (13:30 BST)

    Rob Westall

    BBC Sport Wales at Liberty Stadium

    "Wilfried Bony admitted he was worried about the reaction he would get from the Swansea City faithful on his first return to the Liberty Stadium since his £28m January move to Manchester City. Early indications are good as he received warm applause as he left the field after the pre-match warm up. One wonders what the reception will be if he comes off the bench to score for the visitors."

  104. Post update

    Swansea v Manchester City (13:30 BST)

    Here come the players at the Liberty Stadium. We'll have a game for you in about five minutes.

  105. Text us on 81111

    Swansea v Manchester City (13:30 BST)

    Peter from Larne: City will want to finish second and it's in their own hands. Strong looking team for City so I go two nil.

  106. 'Leeds will continue sinking under Cellino'

    MOTD2 Extra

    BBC One

    Massimo Cellino

    Daily Telegraph football correspondent Henry Winter: "It's no huge surprise that Neil Redfearn is on his way at Leeds, because of what's been happening at the club.

    "His assistant, Steve Thompson, was effectively marched out of the building, which was ridiculous.

    "Redfearn is the heart and soul of Leeds United. Anyone who has met Redfearn knows that he should be the future of Leeds United, particularly as he's worked in the Academy.

    "The players respect Redfearn, and the fans respect him. If Massimo Cellino really does say that he's a caring owner, and that 'I love Leeds so much, I weep when the fans give me abuse', he should think about the daft things he's doing and stick with Redfearn.

    "Sadly, he's not, and so Leeds will continue in this downward spiral until Cellino leaves."

  107. 'Relegation won't do Newcastle a favour'

    MOTD2 Extra

    BBC One

    Newcastle coaching team at QPR

    Sun chief football writer Shaun Custis: "Would it do Newcastle a favour if they went down? Don't give me that. I hate that. No, it wouldn't.

    "I've heard people make that suggestion before in the 1970s, when Newcastle were relegated. Believe me, there have been other low points in Newcastle's history.

    "People say: 'Oh, it'll be good. You go down and regroup.' It never works like that."

  108. 'Where do Hull belong?'

    MOTD2 Extra

    BBC One

    Sun chief football writer Shaun Custis: "Steve Bruce has done a good job as a manager over the years at the different clubs he's been at.

    "Hull blew it against Burnley. I know you can't pin it all down to one game, but he knows that was a crucial moment. They had to win that game, and they didn't do it.

    "Where do Hull belong in the grand scheme of things? It would be an over-achievement if they were halfway up the table, so they were probably always going to be in a relegation battle.

    "I know Steve Bruce has spent £42m, but a lot of clubs spend a lot of money. They'll probably spend a lot more this summer. I don't think he deserves a battering over the head."

  109. 20 minutes until kick-off

    Swansea v Manchester City (13:30 BST)

    Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini (centre) arrives at the Liberty Stadium

    There are about 20 minutes to go until our first Premier League game of the day, with Swansea taking on Manchester City at the Liberty Stadium. What are your thoughts on the game? Score predictions? Who will be the match-winner?

    Send your thoughts via text on 81111 (UK only) or on Twitter using the hashtag #bbcfootball.

  110. Post update

    Swansea v Manchester City (13:30 BST)

    MOTD2 Extra

    MOTD2 Extra

    Alan Curtis, Swansea first-team coach: "I think every club sets targets. Have we exceeded them? Yes, probably so.

    "The target for a club such as ourselves is always to get to that 40-point mark as quickly as possible. Once you reach 40 points, then you can reassess things.

    "It's probably fair to say that it's gone better than we could possibly have imagined this season."

  111. 'A difficult shirt to fill'

    MOTD2 Extra

    MOTD2 Extra

    Steven Gerrard

    Daily Telegraph football correspondent Henry Winter: "I don't think anyone will be rushing to put on that number eight shirt at Liverpool when Steven Gerrard goes. I think it will probably lie fallow for a season, because it's a very difficult shirt to fill.

    "It's going to be less of an issue for Liverpool on the pitch, because we've all seen how he's faded over the last 18 months. The issues are going to be off the pitch. He is such a strong force on the training ground, with the way he sets the tone.

    "The young players at Liverpool would have looked at him and realised the standards he set as a professional. His influence is really going to be missed off the pitch."

  112. 'He is a top guy'

    MOTD2 Extra

    BBC One

    Steven Gerrard's final outing for Liverpool will be at Stoke next Sunday, so how does the Potters' Jon Walters rate the departing midfielder?

    "He's up there with the best. That's not just what I know of him on the pitch, but also certain things he does off the pitch are the measure of the man himself. He's a great guy, I've only ever heard good things about him. My personal experience of him is that he's a top guy, he deserves everything he gets.

    "Hopefully he'll play against us next week and I hope to play against him one more time in the Premier League."

  113. With age comes wisdom?


    In the BBC Sport Predictor game, it appears that age brings knowledge if you look at the age group table.

    The 13-15 year old age group is currently bottom of our table, followed by the 16-24 year olds.

    Have your say by predicting today's Premier League scorelines here.

  114. 'He was happy to take on the press'

    MOTD2 Extra

    BBC One

    Sun chief football writer Shaun Custis: "Steven Gerrard has been involved in three of the most gobsmacking games I've ever seen - Germany 1 England 5, the 2006 FA Cup final and the 2005 Champions League final in Istanbul.

    "As press men dealing with him, he gave great interviews. He was happy to take you on if you challenged him.

    "He enjoyed the relationship with us in some ways, and he was also a tremendous guy to watch. He pulled Liverpool and England up by the bootstraps at times.

    "Maybe you've got to go back a few years for the great occasions. But I'll look back on watching Steven Gerrard with great affection."

  115. Post update

    MOTD2 Extra

    BBC One

    Manchester City face Swansea at 13:30 BST having already relinquished their grasp on the Premier League title. An early season loss at home to Stoke heralded an up and down campaign for the defending champions, so how did Stoke's Jon Walters see the Blues' struggles?

    "They were not far off, but every time they got close it was taken away. Chelsea seemed to be a well-oiled machine, doing things City were a few years ago - grinding out results. The year City beat us in the FA Cup final they really knew how to grind them out, with players that could really mix it, pass you off the park but also bully you.

    "That's where Chelsea are now, and City had phases where they had silly results, dropped points and when Chelsea had the chance to take a few points' lead, they did."

  116. Team news

    Swansea v Manchester City (13:30 BST)

    Here's a bit more meat on the bones of that team news...

    Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini makes one change to the side that beat Queens Park Rangers 6-0 last time out, with captain Yaya Toure recalled in place of Fernando. Former Swansea striker Wilfried Bony has to make do with a place on the bench on his return to the Liberty Stadium.

    Manchester City starting XI: Hart, Zabaleta, Demichelis, Mangala, Kolarov, Toure, Fernandinho, Milner, Lampard, Silva, Aguero.

    Swansea striker Bafetimbi Gomis, who came off the bench to score the winner against Arsenal on Monday, makes his first start in a month in place of midfielder Ki Sung-yueng. The only other change sees defender Jazz Richards come in for injured full-back Angel Rangel.

    Swansea City starting XI: Fabianski, Richards, Fernandez, Williams, Taylor, Cork, Shelvey, Dyer, Sigurdsson, Montero, Gomis.

  117. 'It's the right time for Gerrard to go'

    MOTD2 Extra

    BBC One

    Daily Telegraph football correspondent Henry Winter: "Look at Steven Gerrard's record - 185 goals in 709 appearances in midfield. It's phenomenal.

    "What you really respect with sportsmen is how they've fought through adversity. Steven Gerrard almost lost his toe as a 12 or 13-year-old just as he was making his way under Steve Heighway at Liverpool.

    "The issues that he's been through, the injuries, and he's still playing now, but it's clearly the right time for him to go, when you see Jason Puncheon accelerating away from him.

    "The legs are going, so I think he's bowing out at the right time."

  118. Battle of the Buffet

    Manchester United v Arsenal (16:00 BST)

    A pizza

    "All eyes turned and all mouths gawped to see this pizza slip off that famous puce face and roll down his nice black suit." This is an excerpt from Ashley Cole's autobiography on the aftermath of Manchester United's tempestuous 2-0 victory over Arsenal on 24 October 2004, a result that ended the Gunners' 49-match unbeaten run. It has since been called the 'Battle of the Buffet'. You can read all about it here.

  119. Get involved

    Biggest football regrets

    Ben, Forest fan: Leaving the City Ground a couple of minutes early to ensure we could catch the train home only to miss Des Walker's only ever goal for us.

    Text us via 81111 (UK only), and remember to include your name and location.

  120. 'United will back Van Gaal'

    Jon Walters interview

    MOTD2 Extra

    BBC One

    With Manchester United set to host Arsenal later on today, we asked Stoke's Jon Walters if the Red Devils are set to make a concerted title bid next season.

    "I don't see why not. Louis van Gaal's aim was to be in the top four and I am pretty sure there is going to be a lot of backing for him money-wise this summer with a few more key signings.

    "He's got the basis of the team that he wants and he'll be putting his stamp on it. He'll be wanting to push on, go for the league, whether he he'll be close enough I'm not sure because Chelsea and City will make it tough for them. But I expect them to make a big bid."

  121. Get involved

    Biggest overachievers this season

    James, Southampton: Surely Crystal Palace. Tipped for the drop after Pulis left and even more in the mire after Warnock experiment. Form since Christmas has been exceptional. Wins against a whole host of the usual top-six suspects. If they can keep Pardew and carry that form over a whole season, who knows!

    Text us on 81111 (UK Only), including your name and location.

  122. Keane v Vieira

    Manchester United v Arsenal (16:00 BST)

    Roy Keane and Patrick Vieira

    Are there two players who sum up the Manchester United v Arsenal rivalry more than Roy Keane and Patrick Vieira. The two clashed regularly during the late 1990s and early to mid 2000s, memorably in the tunnel at Highbury in 2005.

    Angel di Maria v Aaron Ramsey doesn't quite possess the same ferocity.

  123. 'We want to improve'

    Jon Walters interview

    MOTD2 Extra

    BBC One

    Stoke forward Jon Walters is a guest on Match of the Day 2 Extra, currently on BBC One, BBC Radio 5 live and here on the website, but he also popped down for a quick chat with BBC Sport online before going on air.

    Sticking with our theme of the season's overachievers, the Republic of Ireland international said: "If you look at the start of the season, we wanted to push on from last season, and I think we have.

    "A lot of people would have tipped Southampton for struggling with a new manager, and getting rid of a lot of players but they have surprised a lot of people with how well they have done.

    "Swansea have always been there and thereabouts, but in terms of injuries and what we have dealt with this year and how we managed to get where we are, we've done pretty well.

    "You don't want to be battling relegation year on year, you want to improve and that was our aim. We set our target to be where we are now, and hopefully we can improve again in the last game of the season."

  124. LINE-UPS

    Swansea v Manchester City (13:30 BST)

    Swansea: Fabianski, Richards, Fernandez, Williams, Taylor, Cork, Shelvey, Dyer, Sigurdsson, Montero, Gomis.

    Subs: Tremmel, Bartley, Tiendalli, Britton, Grimes, Barrow, Emnes.

    Manchester City: Hart, Zabaleta, Demichelis, Mangala, Kolarov, Fernandinho, Milner, Toure, Lampard, Silva, Aguero.

    Subs: Caballero, Kompany, Clichy, Jovetic, Dzeko, Navas, Bony.

  125. "I never thought Fowler's record would go"

    Southampton 6-1 Aston Villa

    Former Southampton striker Alan Shearer

    BBC Match of the Day

    Aston Villa's Premier League place was also assured yesterday. This only came later, though, after Villa had been humbled at Southampton. One man took the headlines...

    Southampton midfielder Sadio Mane

    "Southampton were absolutely brilliant from the first minute to the last. They won the vast majority of tackles and the pace of play was too much for Aston Villa. You can have one or two players having an off day but not nine or 10. Villa were dreadful. Ronald Koeman has to be a contender for manager of the season considering the players he lost."

    On Sadio Mane's record two minute and 56 second hat-trick: "I never thought Robbie Fowler's record would ever be beaten."

    The previous fastest Premier League hat-trick was four minutes and 33 seconds by Fowler for Liverpool against Arsenal in 1994.

  126. Bony back

    Swansea v Manchester City (13:30 BST)

    I've just seen footage of the Manchester City players arriving at the Liberty Stadium. This includes Wilfried Bony, who gets some high fives from a group of young Swansea fans. I suspect their parents might not be as welcoming if the former Swans striker gets on the pitch this afternoon.

    Wilfried Bony
  127. "Leicester's survi