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Tom Rostance and Jonathan Jurejko

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    Right, there's only so long we can all hang around waiting for Louis van Gaal. So we are closing this page down now. Stay tuned to the site for his reaction once we have it. Adios!

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  3. Get Involved

    SMS Message: Not making excuses (United were dire) but that refereeing performance was dreadful. Everyone in the stadium could see it. Rooney needs a spell on the bench. We cannot progress with him as the first name on the team sheet. from Cameron.
    SMS Message: Rooney hasn't played well for three years now. Sir Alex was absolutely right to try and ease Rooney out of the club when Sir Alex himself left, Rooney was already half the player he was. The worst thing Moyes did to United was to ignore Sir Alex and offer Rooney that insanely enormous contract. from Tim, Devon.
    Tim, Devon.
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    An admirable effort from Chris there to find some positives...

    Middlesbrough will fancy their chances at home to Everton too. Looks pretty wide open...

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    Chris Bailey: Last year we lost 4-0 to MK Dons in 2nd Round. If a penalty shoot-out defeat in 4th Round doesn't demonstrate progress...

    Daniel Powell: If Rooney is playing behind Carrick then you've got a problem with your system. LVG needs to find where the hole is

    Maggi Davis: So proud of Middlesbrough, the team did it for Teesside   

  6. The draw

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    SMS Message: Rooney is not useless but he hasn't played well all season. LVG needs to drop him NOW! And boring possession with no threat, LVG needs to change his philosophy or United need to change him! from Shaun AJ
    Shaun AJ
    Wayne Rooney looks dejected
    SMS Message: There's no excuse for Rooney. He held the club to ransom to get his new contract and he needs to deliver. from Jeremy
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    You can keep your reaction to all of tonight's games coming in this evening - text us with your names to 81111 or tweet at #bbcfootball

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    BBC World Service's resident Middlesbrough fan enjoyed that, I think...

  11. Post update

    Those League Cup quarter-finals will be played in the week commencing 30 November. 

  12. Manchester United knocked out

    Man Utd 0-0 Middlesbrough - Boro win 3-1 on pens

    Danny Mills

    BBC Radio 5 live at Old Trafford

    "You can't say Manchester United did enough to win the game. And when it went to penalties, the Boro keeper was excellent. When Manchester United became desperate, throwing bodies forward, they created chances. But it was too little too late.

    "But well done Aitor Karanka and well done Middlesbrough. Their priority is getting into the Premier League but they won't mind a good cup run too."

  13. Get Involved

    Shootout woe...

  14. Post update

    So Middlesbrough get a home draw. How far can they go now?

  15. Quarter-final draw

    Middlesbrough v Everton

    Southampton v Liverpool

    Stoke v Sheffield Wednesday

    Manchester City v Hull

  16. Post update


    Middlesbrough players celebrate

    Huge celebrations from the men in yellow and that huge away following. Goalkeeper Tomas Mejias is the hero of the hour!


    Tomas Mejias celebrates

    Manchester United's England trinity of Wayne Rooney, Michael Carrick and Ashley Young all miss! 10,000 Boro fans rejoice...

  18. SAVED! - Man Utd 1-3 Middlesbrough

    Ashley Young

    Keeper guesses right and Man Utd are out.

  19. SCORES! - Man Utd 1-3 Middlesbrough

    Ben Gibson

    He just smashes this one in. Power.

  20. OVER! - Man Utd 1-2 Middlesbrough

    Michael Carrick

    He's Chris Waddled it.

  21. SCORES! - Man Utd 1-2 Middlesbrough

    Stewart Downing

    Keeper guesses right but Downing's kick is too good.

  22. SCORES! - Man Utd 1-1 Middlesbrough

    Andreas Pereira

    Keeper goes the wrong way.

  23. OVER! - Man Utd 0-1 Middlesbrough

    Dave Nugent

    He's Roberto Baggioed it.

  24. SAVED! - Man Utd 0-1 Middlesbrough

    Wayne Rooney

    ayne Rooney has his penalty saved

    Rooney goes for the bottom left corner but the keeper guesses the right way!

  25. SCORES! - Man Utd 0-1 Middlesbrough

    Grant Leadbitter

    Top corner. Woof.

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    Man Utd 0-0 Middlesbrough

    The penalties are to be taken in front of the away fans...

  27. Post update

    An omen? Manchester club Stalybridge have just beaten North Ferriby on penalties to set up an FA Cup first-round tie at Doncaster.

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    Man Utd 0-0 Middlesbrough

    How are your nerves lads?


    Man Utd 0-0 Middlesbrough

    We go to penalties. The draw will follow this game. 

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    Man Utd 0-0 Middlesbrough

    Marouane Fellaini! Heads over! 

    Free header, six yards out. That's what you're in the team for son...

  31. CLOSE!

    Man Utd 0-0 Middlesbrough

    How's he missed that! Anthony Martial has a free header six yards out, awkward height, and he slices it wide!

    Into the 120th minute...

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    Man Utd 0-0 Middlesbrough

    United still coming, Boro still standing strong. Daniel Ayala has been outstanding. 

  33. CLOSE!

    Man Utd 0-0 Middlesbrough

    Ooooh he got hold of that one! Andreas Pereira gets on the end of a break from Manchester United and fires in a low shot just wide from 22 yards! That was nearly it. 

  34. Post update

    Man Utd 0-0 Middlesbrough

    Aitor Karanka instructs

    Into the last five minutes or so. Looks like penalties. 

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    Man Utd 0-0 Middlesbrough

    Tim's not happy.

    Wayne Rooney reacts
    SMS Message: How incredibly bad does Rooney have to be before his media sycophants see it? He's paid £300,000 a week, the fifth highest paid player IN THE WORLD and he can't reliably pass, control a ball or hold the position he's supposed to for the benefit of the team. He's already shot physically, and he's got four more years on his contract. Good luck with THAT, United fans. Danny Mills and the rest of his vintage of England players who have this blind spot for Rooney as an ex colleague and friend need to stop making excuses for him.. be experts, not mates. from Tim, Devon
    Tim, Devon
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    Man Utd 0-0 Middlesbrough

    Ashley Young gives away a free-kick, looked like he was pushed by Emilio Nsue first though. United defend the free-kick well.

    Under 10 minutes remaining. 

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    Man Utd 0-0 Middlesbrough

    A wag on twitter has suggested that 'sideways penalties' will be fun anyway...

  38. Manager reaction - Howe

    Liverpool 1-0 Bournemouth

    Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe: "I think we should have got something from the game. We created some good chances in both halves, but especially in the first half we had that cutting edge and their keeper made some good saves. 

    "Some of our passing and build-up play was very good - the only thing missing was the goals. We grew into the game, even in the second half when we didn't create chances, we played well. We don't want to get used to losing, but it was a positive day for us."

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    Man Utd 0-0 Middlesbrough

    Back up and running. Do you want penalties now? Danny Mills does, Alan Green wants a 'clean kill.'

    His words. 

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    Man Utd 0-0 Middlesbrough

    Danny Mills

    BBC Radio 5 live at Old Trafford

    "Middlesbrough were clearly happy to sit back and contain. I would have liked to see Manchester United put them under pressure earlier and see if they would crack."


    Man Utd 0-0 Middlesbrough

    Can someone get me a coffee?

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    Man Utd 0-0 Middlesbrough

    Into the last minute of the first half of extra time. Will we get a goal? Apart from the last few minutes of normal time it's been a drab affair. We've got to keep Joel awake...

  43. Get Involved

    Man Utd 0-0 Middlesbrough

    Aaron Armstrong: I used to hate missing a #MUFC game & having to read the #bbcfootball text commentary. It's now better to sit & watch the feed to refresh.

    Joel Oblates: BORING BORING BORING Manchester United. No bite, no pace, no hunger, no precision and passion. I should have slept instead

  44. Manager reaction - Klopp

    Liverpool 1-0 Bournemouth

    Jurgen Klopp

    Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp: "My first win feels better than a draw! I'm really satisfied because this team had never played together and the young players did really well. We had many chances against a side which played with nearly their first team. We were dominant, played football and got the win we deserved. It was very important to win because we decided to go with a new team. To win is always good for the feeling of the whole team." 

    On Roberto Firmino's performance: "He is a physically strong player which is important in England. He is a good finisher and is a good player. He is offensive, but he can play in deep spaces too and can take the ball." 

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    Man Utd 0-0 Middlesbrough

    Marouane Fellaini reacts

    On another day George Friend may have given away a penalty there as he eased Marouane Fellaini out of the way - but good defending in my book. Fellaini was five yards out, and at his size he should be burying that.

  46. CLOSE!

    Man Utd 0-0 Middlesbrough

    Marouane Fellaini

    Marouane Fellaini up for the header at the back post! He heads wide!. George Friend does just enough to put him off...

  47. Get Involved

    Man Utd 0-0 Middlesbrough

    Jim Atkins: Even losing under Moyes was less boring than this possession football Utd play now. Lets have less possession, more chances

    Ricky Lee Everett: United have become so predictably dull and boring - even just reading the live reporting is a chore these days

    None taken Ricky...

  48. Get Involved

    The draw for the quarter-finals is coming up shortly. Craig has jumped the gun.

    SMS Message: Looking at the quarter final draw...gotta wish for: Everton vs Liverpool;Man Utd vs Man City; Sheff Weds vs Hull as local derbies leaving Stoke vs Southampton for the Red and white kit off...? Dream draw. from Craig in Nottingham. A depressed Newcastle fan.
    Craig in Nottingham. A depressed Newcastle fan.
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    Man Utd 0-0 Middlesbrough

    Anthony Martial is now the spearhead of the Manchester United line-up, which is when they have looked at their best this season if you ask me. Middlesbrough had two great chances in the dying stages of the 90 minutes - will they prove costly?

  50. KICK-OFF

    Man Utd 0-0 Middlesbrough

    Louis van Gaal speaks to Ashley Young

    We are back under way at Old Trafford. Louis van Gaal has read Mic's tweet from 21:45 and has dropped Wayne Rooney back into the hole.

  51. Post update

    Liverpool 1-0 Bournemouth

  52. Get Involved

    Liverpool 1-0 Bournemouth

    SMS Message: Klopp's first win, you mean Klopp unbeaten in four, we believe! from Chris on the way home from Anfield
    Chris on the way home from Anfield
    SMS Message: What do Liverpool fans expect from someone named in the ligue 1 worst team of the year? #havingadivock from David, Aberdeen
    David, Aberdeen

    Man Utd 0-0 Middlesbrough

    Louis Van Gaal chats to Chris Smalling

    We will have extra-time at Old Trafford after all. 


    Man Utd 0-0 Middlesbrough

    Sergio Romero denies Stewart Downing!


    Man Utd 0-0 MIddlesbrough

    Into added time. TWO MINUTES added on...


    Man Utd 0-0 Middlesbrough

    Grant Leadbitter sees his effort save

    So close! Wayne Rooney heads on and Jesse Lingard fires against the post!

    Boro then counter and Grant Leadbitter is close to chipping Sergio Romero! Two great chances...

  57. Get Involved

    Man Utd 0-0 Middlesbrough

    Mic Medeska: Ok LVG, I admit you're smarter than me. But surely it's not hard to see Martial on top and Rooney off is the way to score goals

  58. Post update

    Man City 5-1 Crystal Palace

    Chris Bevan

    BBC Sport at Etihad Stadium

    A first start at Etihad Stadium to remember for Manchester City's 19-year-old Nigerian Kelechi Iheancho, who scored one goal and made two more, rounding off his side's scoring with a fine cross for 17-year-old Spaniard Manu Garcia to make it 5-1.

    City played with two up front tonight in a 4-4-2 formation against the Eagles. If there is only one place in their attack going on Saturday, when Norwich are the visitors, then Iheancho has just made a strong case that it should be him.

  59. Quarter-final draw

    Coming up


  60. Barcelona held by minnows

    Barcelona have been held to a shock 0-0 draw by Spanish third tier side Villanovense in the first leg of their last 32 Copa del Rey tie.

    The Spanish cup, league and European champions - without Luis Suarez and Neymar - dominated possession but could not break down the minnows, who managed eight attempts on goal to Barca's 14.

    Barcelona keeper Jordi Masip said: "The most important thing is that we didn't give up any goals."

    The next leg is at the Nou Camp on 2 December.

    Luis Enrique
    Image caption: Barcelona coach Luis Enrique watches his team frustrated at Villanovense

    Man Utd 0-0 Middlesbrough

    Dave Nugent is on now for Boro as we tick into the last five minutes. Will it be extra-time?


    Man City 5-1 Crystal Palace

    Alan Pardew applauds

    All over! City ease through. 

  63. GOAL - Man City 5-1 Crystal Palace

    Manu Garcia (90 mins)

    Manu Garcia celebrates

    Another goal for a City youngster as Manu Garcia gets on the end of a counter to sweep in clinically.

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    Man Utd 0-0 Middlesbrough

    Still 10 minutes (at the very least) left at Old Trafford. Dave Nugent is warming up for Boro as Chris Smalling heads wide at the other end. 

  65. Post update

    Liverpool 1-0 Bournemouth

    A huge, trademark grin on the face of Jurgen Klopp as he strides out onto the Anfield pitch to celebrate with his players. He seems to single out Joe Allen for some specific, lengthy advice...


    Liverpool 1-0 Bournemouth

    Yep, there it is!

    Jurgen Klopp celebrates at full time

    Southampton 2-1 Aston Villa

    Too little too late for Villa.

    Sinclair's penalty was almost the last kick of the game and Saints march on into the quarter-finals.

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    Liverpool 1-0 Bournemouth

    Into added time at Anfield. Jurgen Klopp's first win?

  69. GOAL - Southampton 2-1 Aston Villa

    Scott Sinclair (pen 90+3 mins)

    Scott Sinclair sends Maarten Stekelenburg the wrong way. 

    Late lifeline for the visitors? 

  70. GOAL - Man City 4-1 Crystal Palace

    Damien Delaney (89 mins)

    Damien Delaney scores

    A consolation for any Palace fans still in the ground asDamien Delaneyrises to head home at the far post.


    Jordan Ayew tripped. Scott Sinclair to take for Villa.

  72. Post update

    Liverpool 1-0 Bournemouth

    Into added time at Anfield. (Some) Liverpool fans on our social media channels have a new scapegoat...

    Tim Purcell: I 'd like to copyright the hashtag #havingadivock as I suspect we might see it quite a lot in future   

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    Man City 4-0 Crystal Palace

    Chris Bevan

    BBC Sport at Etihad Stadium

    The scoreline is harsh on Palace, who have had some decent openings in an open game but they missed their best chance when Joe Ledley fired over a gaping goal at 2-0 and they have never seriously looked like getting back in this game since.

    Their fans, many of whom left south-east London on club coaches this morning, face a long journey home but at least they have a chance of some revenge against Manchester this weekend - United come to Selhurst Park on Saturday.

  74. Post update

    Man Utd 0-0 Middlesbrough

    Anthony Martial is on for United and straight away takes two men on down the left. Can anyone find a winner or are we heading to extra time?

  75. Liverpool 1-0 Bournemouth

    Bournemouth sub Tokelo Rantie has not scored for over a year - what a time it would be to break his duck now. The South African looks up, sets his sights on the Liverpool goal, but puts a bit too much beef into his shot from 18 yards. Over the bar. Into the final five minutes...

  76. Southampton 2-0 Aston Villa

    Adam Williams

    BBC Sport at St Mary's

    Villa fans begin to file out as Ashley Westwood flashes a shot well over from distance.

    There's been plenty of huff and puff from the visitors tonight, but not a lot of end product.

    Some of that contingent of away supporters have been chanting, "We want our Villa back" at times this evening.


    Liverpool 1-0 Bournemouth

    Ten minutes for Bournemouth to rain on Klopp's parade. And they hope South African striker Tokelo Rantie can help them spoil the German's evening. He replaces Junior Stanislas, who has been the Cherries' most potent attacking threat tonight.

  78. CLOSE!

    Man Utd 0-0 Middlesbrough

    Grant Leadbitter reacts

    Another moment of calamity at the back for Manchester United as keeper Sergio Romero completely miskicks a Daley Blind backpass, Bryan Gunn style, and the ball drifts just wide!

    Boro then have another effort as Grant Leadbitter calls Romero into action at his near post. 

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    Man City 4-0 Crystal Palace

    Chris Bevan

    BBC Sport at Etihad Stadium

    Just before City's fourth goal, the home fans gave a standing ovation to their £54m man Kevin de Bruyne as he left the pitch, to be replaced by 18-year-old winger Patrick Roberts for his first appearance at Etihad since his £12m summer move from Fulham.

    A goal and an assist for the Belgian tonight, which is fast becoming his expected return.


    Liverpool 1-0 Bournemouth

    Bournemouth's Shaun MacDonald sees his name taken by referee Mike Jones for a cynical bodycheck on Joe Allen. "Me?" says MacDonald as he pleads innocence. Yes you Shaun.

    Joao Carlos Teixeira licks his lips as he hovers over the set-piece, curling a delicious shot towards the bottom corner. But away keeper Adam Federici is equal to it.

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    Man City 4-0 Crystal Palace

    Chris Bevan

    BBC Sport at Etihad Stadium

    No doubt about the City penalty. Damien Delaney was all over Eliaquim Mangala and almost picked him up as a corner came across. Yaya Toure cooly slotted the slot-kick into the right-hand bottom corner of the net.

  82. Post update

    Southampton 2-0 Aston Villa

  83. Post update

    Man Utd 0-0 Middlesbrough

    Danny Mills

    BBC Radio 5 live at Old Trafford

    Game starting to open up now and it is a little bit more exciting. Boro are sitting back but United are taking the game to them now.

  84. GOAL - Man City 4-0 Crystal Palace

    Yaya Toure (Pen 76 mins)

    Yaya Toure scores

    Yaya Toure steps up and steers home. Easy street. 


    Man City 3-0 Crystal Palace

    Damien Delaney is pinged for holding his man at a corner - looks soft to me...

  86. CLOSE!

    Liverpool 1-0 Bournemouth

    Oooh - Adam Federici's palms must be stinging! The Bournemouth keeper is forced to push clear a thunderous strike from Liverpool midfielder Lucas to keep his side in this tie.

  87. Post update

    Man Utd 0-0 Middlesbrough

    Around half an hour to go at Old Trafford. Wayne Rooney has played some neat passes but has yet to really threaten. 

  88. GOAL - Southampton 2-0 Aston Villa

    Graziano Pelle (77 mins)

    Graziano Pelle scores

    And that looks like curtains for Villa.

    Dusan Tadic with the floated ball in to the box from the left and he finds an unmarked Graziano Pelle for the finish.

    A fiercely struck right-foot volley and Brad Guzan can only stand and watch it race past him. 

  89. Liverpool 1-0 Bournemouth

    Liverpool have edged possession in the last few minutes, patiently working the ball across their midfield. Then they switch gears, young right-back Connor Randall playing a swift one-two with Jordon Ibe, before his dangerous cross is hacked clear by Simon Francis. Little over 15 minutes for the Reds to put this game to bed.


    Man Utd 0-0 Middlesbrough

    Enrique Garcia of Middlesbrough reacts

    That was almost one of the great own goals! Kike hit the post with a low shot for Boro and Daley Blind ran in and slammed the loose ball into his own net!

    He's very lucky to see the offside flag raised against Kike for the original shot. What was Blind up to? Boro on top maybe now...


    Liverpool 1-0 Bournemouth

    Time for Bournemouth to roll those tactical dice. Eddie Howe comes up with a pair of strikers - Josh King and Lee Tomlin. Yann Kermorgant and Harry Arter - no surprise in his first match of the season - are the men replaced. Can Tomlin and King throw up a goal?

  92. Post update

    Man City 3-0 Crystal Palace

    Great defending from Eliaquim Mangala! Mangala reads the danger really well to block Patrick Bamford's close-range shot and keep Palace out. 

  93. Southampton 1-0 Aston Villa

    Adam Williams

    BBC Sport at St Mary's

    Dusan Tadic and Steven Davis have come on for Southampton, who are looking for a way to kill this game off in the last 20 minutes.

    Graziano Pelle almost does so as he nods Tadic's cross just wide of goal.

    Final change for Villa as Scott Sinclair replaces Rudy Gestede.

  94. Post update

    Man Utd 0-0 Middlesbrough

    Stop me, oh oh, stop me. Stop me if you think that you've heard this one before...

    Manchester United having loads of the ball, it's all a bit slow and steady in midfield. No real threat. Nil nil.

  95. Liverpool 1-0 Bournemouth

    John Hartson

    BBC Radio 5 live sports extra at Anfield

    "Cameron Brannagan has done really well. He has not looked out of place or anything wrong. He has not done anything extravagant in terms of efforts on goal but he has been decent."


    Liverpool 1-0 Bournemouth

    Cameron Brannagan's Liverpool debut comes to an end - the young midfielder is replaced by Lucas Leiva. Warm applause from the Anfield crowd for the 20-year-old.

  97. Get Involved

    Liverpool 1-0 Bournemouth

    Very good...

    SMS Message: Did Origi get lost on a tour of Anfield? Hasn't bothered showing up for the past four games. from Nick from London
    Nick from London
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    Man City 3-0 Crystal Palace

    Chris Bevan

    BBC Sport at Etihad Stadium

    Kelechi Iheancho's first Manchester City goal at Etihad Stadium - and it could be the first of many for the 19-year-old Nigerian.

    It came from an over-hit Jesus Navas cross - there have been plenty of them too. Kevin de Bruyne collected it on the left and played it back into the danger zone, where Wilfried Bony jumped over the ball and Iheancho supplied the cool finish.

    Passing, movement, and now the finish as well. If you had to pick the City striker tonight who looks like he cost £28m, it would be the teenager.

    He obviously likes playing Palace - he scored City's dramatic late winner in the league at Selhurst Park in September.

  99. Get Involved

    Liverpool 1-0 Bournemouth

    Pete Nicholson: Given how many Liverpool matches recently have ended 1-1, in most of which we led, I think we know where this is heading...

    Jasper Farlow: Adam Bogdan brings a level of assurance to the defence that Simon Mignolet just doesn't. Should be our first choice keeper.

  100. Post update

    Man City 3-0 Crystal Palace

  101. Southampton 1-0 Aston Villa

    Adam Williams

    BBC Sport at St Mary's

    Villa carve out a response to going behind as Rudy Gestede latches on to a loose ball, but Ashley Westwood can only tamely shoot straight at Maarten Stekelenburg.

    Kevin MacDonald throws on Jordan Ayew and Jack Grealish off the bench before Gabby Agbonlahor forces Stekelenburg to tip a bending right-foot shot over the bar. 

  102. Liverpool 1-0 Bournemouth

    Harry Arter has looked lively in his first appearance of the season - little rustiness from the Bournemouth midfielder. He slopes foward from central midfield, only to see Martin Skrtel stick his bulky frame in the way. Nicely poised is this cup tie...

  103. GOAL - Man City 3-0 Crystal Palace

    Kelechi Iheanacho (59 mins)

    Kelechi Iheanacho scores

    That should be game over. Kevin de Bruyne with yet another assist, picking out his man from the left and it's a wonderful finish from youngster Kelechi Iheanacho. One touch, set, bang. left foot, into the net. 

  104. GREAT SAVE!

    Man City 2-0 Crystal Palace

    Kevin de Bruyne is in on goal, great ball from Wilf Bony, De Bruyne onto his right foot - is this three...? No! Wayne Hennessey saves with his face. Put your body on the line!

  105. KICK-OFF

    Man Utd 0-0 Middlesbrough

    Louis van Gaal

    And our final game of the night is back up and running.

  106. SUBSTITUTION - Rooney on

    Man Utd 0-0 Middlesbrough

    Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney is on at the break in place of James Wilson.

  107. CLOSE!

    Liverpool 1-0 Bournemouth

    Roberto Firmino might as well be wearing his sharpest suit and a good soak of his finest aftershave - he is desperate to impress the Liverpool fans tonight. The Brazilian woos the home crowd again, picking the pocket of Cherries midfielder Marc Pugh, only to drive his low shot across the face of goal.

  108. Post update

    Man City 2-0 Crystal Palace

    Chris Bevan

    BBC Sport at Etihad Stadium

    Pablo Zabaleta

    "Pablo Zabaleta has been in the wars already tonight, after his clash of heads with Yannick Bonasie, and it is curtains for the City defender this time - he is carried off with his leg heavily strapped, after several minutes of treatment, and this looks serious.

    "Bacary Sagna comes on at right-back instead, as Zabaleta exits to a standing ovation and the sound of City fans singing his name."

  109. Southampton 1-0 Aston Villa

    Adam Williams

    BBC Sport at St Mary's

    Alan Hutton looks a bit dazed and confused after he comes off worse in a collision with his own goalkeeper Brad Guzan.

    A dinked ball into the area towards Graziano Pelle had Guzan rushing off his line to punch clear, but he took his right-back with him.

    Hutton's back on though after some treatment from the magic sponge.

  110. Post update

    Man City 2-0 Crystal Palace

    Bad news for Manchester City fans as popular right-back Pablo Zabaleta has to leave the field on a stretcher. Is that a muscular problem?

  111. Post update

    Man City 2-0 Crystal Palace

    Chris Bevan

    BBC Sport at Etihad Stadium

    Contender for miss of the season by Wilfried Bony after more great work by Kelechi Iheancho and Fernando to tee him up.

    The Nigerian's precise ball released the Brazilian, and he unselfishly squared for the Ivorian, but Bony skied his first-time shot high over the bar from about 10 yards out, before staring accusingly at the ground, Sunday League style, as if to blame a bobble.

    He was unmarked too, and had time to take a touch, so that is no excuse.

  112. CLOSE!

    Man City 2-0 Crystal Palace

    And now Palace go so close! Mile Jedinak flicks on a header, Willy Caballero is nowhere, and Martin Demichelis does well to get back and clear from off the line.

  113. Liverpool 1-0 Bournemouth

    Liverpool fans

    The Kop roars its approval as Liverpool attack arguably the most famous stand in English football. Neat footwork from both Roberto Firmino and Jordan Ibe almost create chances for the home side.

  114. Keep the faith

    Man City 2-0 Crystal Palace

    SMS Message: Re: Ben in Fulham on Bony - give him a chance, 2 injuries, malaria and little opportunity for a run in the side - he was leading scorer in the Premier League for a period, he'll come good from John Pearce, Cheltenham
    John Pearce, Cheltenham
  115. SITTER!

    Man City 2-0 Crystal Palace

    Oh what a chance! Fernando puts it on a plate for Wilfried Bony but he fires it well over the bar! Huge miss. That was the quarter-finals right there...

  116. CLOSE!

    Liverpool 1-0 Bournemouth

    Early chance for Bournemouth! Junior Stanislas's deep corner is met by the head of the leaping Shaun MacDonald, but the Cherries midfielder sees his effort just shave the wide post. Suspicions of a penalty, perhaps? Possibly. MacDonald is manhandled as he jumps but referee Mike Jones sees nothing wrong there.

  117. Post update

    Man City 2-0 Crystal Palace

  118. GOAL - Southampton 1-0 Aston Villa

    Maya Yoshida (51 mins)

    Adam Williams

    BBC Sport at St Mary's

    Maya Yoshida celebrates

    It's worked a trick. Southampton have got themselves ahead and it'sMaya Yoshidawith a daisy-cutter of a shot.

    Brilliant link up play with Gaston Ramirez and the Japan defender drills it left-footed in off the inside of the post past Brad Guzan.

  119. Southampton 0-0 Aston Villa

    Adam Williams

    BBC Sport at St Mary's

    Back under way for the second half here and it's fair to say my highlight so far has been the half-time pies laid on for the press.

    But, Graziano Pelle combines with James Ward-Prowse for Southampton and the Italian's shot is deflected just wide for a corner.

    Will that help up the tempo? 

  120. KICK-OFF

    Man City 2-0 Crystal Palace

    We are back under way at City too. 

  121. KICK-OFF

    Liverpool 1-0 Bournemouth

    Jurgen Klopp bounds out of the Anfield tunnel like an eager greyhound being released from the traps. A little hand-clap from the German for good measure. He's ready. And he is 45 minutes from his first win as Liverpool manager...

  122. Post update

    Man City 2-0 Crystal Palace

    Chris Bevan

    BBC Sport at Etihad Stadium

    Unlike in Sunday's Manchester derby, City's attacking is definitely better than their defending in this game - and goalkeeper Willy Caballero did not exactly inspire confidence either with the way he pushed a low cross into Joe Ledley's path just after his side had gone 2-0 up.

    Palace have looked to threaten on the break and have not done a bad job of it, but they have only forced Caballero into one proper save and the visitors will have to be far more clinical after the break to get into this tie.

  123. HALF-TIME

    Man Utd 0-0 Middlesbrough

  124. Get Involved

    Man City 2-0 Crystal Palace

    SMS Message: Wilfried Bony has been very disappointing since arriving at City. I understand City were in a striker crisis when they signed him but Edin Dzeko and even Stevan Jovetic are much better players and Bony offers nothing to City's attack. from Ben in Fulham
    Ben in Fulham
  125. Post update

    Man Utd 0-0 Middlesbrough

    Danny Mills

    BBC Radio 5 live at Old Trafford

    James Wilson

    United need an attacking threat, they need some spark and creativity. They need a player who can run in behind.

  126. Post update

    We're having some problems with our stats at the moment so believe us when we tell you it is half-time in our three 19:45 GMT kick-offs, and that Manchester City are 2-0 up.

  127. GREAT SAVE!

    Man Utd 0-0 Middlesbrough

    Stewart Downing reacts

    Ah Middlesbrough so close to taking the lead at Manchester United as Stewart Downing fires in a drive from 25 yards, always rising, and Sergio Romero does well to tip it over.

  128. Yes Crouchy!

  129. Post update

    Man Utd 0-0 Middlesbrough

    We might can this live and concentrate on the Phil news, but back in the footballing world Middlesbrough continue to impress as we drive towards half time. 

  130. HALF-TIME

    Liverpool 1-0 Bournemouth

    John Hartson

    BBC Radio 5 live sports extra at Anfield

    "Bogdan has been excellent in the Liverpool goal, he has made three fantastic saves. Liverpool have been exciting going forward - a far cry from the weekend. But Bournemouth have had their chances."

  131. Against all odds

    Phil COllins

    I was trying to think of a witty and relevant way to break this news to you all, but I'm just going to put it out there:

    Phil Collins has come out of retirement. Someone tell Stevie G the good news...

  132. HALF-TIME

    Man City 2-0 Crystal Palace

  133. Post update

    Man Utd 0-0 Middlesbrough

    Danny Mills

    BBC Radio 5 live at Old Trafford

    Louis van Gaal must be thinking about making changes at half-time. There are players out there who won't want extra time. He will tell substitutes such as Juan Mata or Anthony Martial to go and attack Middlesbrough.

  134. Post update

    Man City 2-0 Crystal Palace

    Chris Bevan

    BBC Sport at Etihad Stadium

    Kelechi Iheancho has won plenty of admirers already in his short City career and the plaudits are likely to increase after his contribution to his side's second goal - first for exchanging passes with Wilfried Bony and Pablo Zabaleta and running clear, and then for looking up as he ran into the right-side of the area, choosing to square the ball to the unmarked Kevin de Bruyne, rather than going for goal himself, and giving the Belgian a simple finish.

  135. HALF-TIME

    Liverpool 1-0 Bournemouth

    So far so good for an unfamiliar-looking Liverpool side. Nathaniel Clyne's first goal for the Reds is the difference between the two Premier League sides at the break.

  136. CLOSE!

    Liverpool 1-0 Bournemouth

    Jordon Ibe has quicker feet than Danny Zucko. The Liverpool winger dances into space on the right byeline, dinks over to the far post where the ball eventually finds Joao Carlos Teixeira. But he skews his left-foot shot into the side-netting.

  137. Liverpool 1-0 Bournemouth

    Bournemouth midfielder Harry Arter tears into a couple of meaty challenges, drawing anger from some of the home fans. Nothing wrong there, according to referee Mike Jones. Heading into two minutes of stoppage time...

  138. Elsewhere in Europe

    Barcelona defender Douglas
    Image caption: Barcelona defender Douglas is in the starting XI

    In the Copa del Rey, champions and La Liga heavyweights Barcelona failed to break down third division Villanovense in the first half of the first leg of their last 32 tie. The club from the town of Villanueva de la Serena have hit the woodwork. It is 0-0 at half-time.

    In Serie A,Roma look set to replace Inter Milan at the top after taking a 2-0 lead at home to Udinese. Champions Juventus, in 12th, are struggling once more - they are 1-0 down and down to 10 men at Sassuolo. 

  139. HALF-TIME

    Southampton 0-0 Aston Villa

    Adam Williams

    BBC Sport at St Mary's

    Rudy Gestede almost breaks the deadlock before the interval as he wins a header at the far post from a corner.

    Maarten Stekelenburg is able to parry away a tricky effort which bounced down just in front of him.

  140. Post update

    Man Utd 0-0 Middlesbrough

    Danny Mills

    BBC Radio 5 live at Old Trafford

    Marouane Fellaini battles for possession

    Boro have come here to defend, be organised and frustrated Manchester United. They haven't shown much intent and you would expect that from a Championship side.

    United are lacking zip and a threat up front. No-one is running in behind and that makes it easy to defend against.

  141. Liverpool 1-0 Bournemouth

    All gone a little quiet at Anfield. Apart from a few boozy strains of 'Liv-errrr-poooool, Liv-errr-pooool' from a couple of fellas on the Kop.

    Oh, hang on. The away end becomes a little excited as Matt Ritchie ghosts in at the far post, but his header is easily caught by Adam Bogdan. Safe and sound from the Reds understudy keeper so far tonight.

  142. GOAL - Man City 2-0 Crystal Palace

    Kevin de Bruyne (44 mins)

    Kevin De Bruyne celebrates

    Well played Kelechi Iheanacho, as the youngster steams down the right, looks for Wilfried Bony and then delays - waiting instead to pick out Kevin de Bruyne arriving beyond the far post and the Belgian sweeps home left-footed. Game over?

  143. Post update

    Man City 1-0 Crystal Palace

    Chris Bevan

    BBC Sport at Etihad Stadium

    There was a minute's applause at Etihad Stadium in the 35th minute to mark the death of season ticket holder and father of two, Chris Shaw, 35, who died from cancer on Saturday. City fans will do the same in Saturday's home league game against Norwich.

  144. CLOSE!

    Man City 1-0 Crystal Palace

    Wilfried Bony has another chance, gathering a cross from the left and firing in a low shot but it's well saved by Wayne Hennessey. 

  145. GREAT SAVE!

    Liverpool 1-0 Bournemouth

    Joe Allen has a beard! Sensational scenes. Maybe that excess hair is slowing the previously youthful-looking Liverpool midfielder down though - he is a yard short of the pace as he concedes a free-kick on the left edge of the home penalty area.

    Junior Stanislas sizes up his options, goes for goal and forces Reds keeper Adam Bogdan into another smart stop low to his right.

  146. CLOSE!

    Liverpool 1-0 Bournemouth

    Roberto Firmino was bigged up by Jurgen Klopp before this match - and shows another glimpse why. Megs! The Brazilian dinks the ball between the legs of a Cherries defender, then sends a curling shot towards the top corner. But away keeper Adam Federici sees the danger coming and saves.

  147. Post update

    Man Utd 0-0 Middlesbrough

    Louis van Gaal
    Image caption: Manchester United do face Bournemouth on 12th December in the PL

    Yeah, yeah, I said that Manchester United are playing Bournemouth. My mistake!

    Manchester United have been almost as poor, creating nothing so far. 

  148. CLOSE!

    Southampton 0-0 Aston Villa

    Adam Williams

    BBC Sport at St Mary's

    First decent move of the game comes Aston Villa's way as Leandro Bacuna plays a neat one-two with Ashley Westwood on the edge of the Southampton area.

    Bacuna fires a right-foot shot, but Maarten Stekelenburg palms it behind for a corner.


    Liverpool 1-0 Bournemouth

    Kolo Toure

    Indeed Kolo Toure is heading down the tunnel for an early bath. The injured defender is given a consolatory hug by Jurgen Klopp, and a warm round of applause by the Anfield crowd, as he limps off. Liverpool are briefly down to 10 men before Martin Skrtel scampers on.

  150. Post update

    Man Utd 0-0 Middlesbrough

    The first chance of the night falls for Middlesbrough as left-back George Friend picks up the pieces from a set-piece but his shot is very tame and straight at Sergio Romero in the United goal.

    Put your foot through it!

  151. Dortmund cruise into third round

    Borussia Dortmund, second in the Bundesliga, thumped second division Paderborn 7-1 to reach the third round of the German Cup.

    Paderborn, managed by former Germany international Stefen Effenberg, took the lead when Srdjan Lakic capitalised on a mistake by keeper Roman Burki.

    But Dortmund recovered and two goals from Gonzalo Castro helped them on their way to a comfortable win.

  152. Liverpool 1-0 Bournemouth

    Kolo Toure's night - I suspect - may be over. The Reds defender crumbles to the Anfield turf, clutching the back of his left leg, after passing the ball back to keeper Adam Bogdan. Martin Skrtel is sent down the touchline to limber up...

  153. Post update

    Man Utd 0-0 Middlesbrough

    Jesse Lingard

    Jesse Lingard loses the ball and is then high and late as he lunges in to win the ball back. It's a nasty one and he's lucky perhaps not to see a card...

  154. Post update

    Man Utd 0-0 Middlesbrough

    Danny Mills

    BBC Radio 5 live at Old Trafford

    Boro boss Aitor Karanka will be the happier of the two managers so far. The back four are solid and midfield three are working very hard.

  155. Post update

    Man City 1-0 Crystal Palace

  156. Post update

    Man Utd 0-0 Middlesbrough

  157. Southampton 0-0 Aston Villa

    Adam Williams

    BBC Sport at St Mary's

    A distinct lack of a killer final ball from both sides. 

    No better illustrated than when Jordan Amavi found some space down the Villa left, only to loose his balance and fall flat on his face much to the amusement of the home crowd. 

    If ever a game needed a goal. 

  158. Liverpool 1-0 Bournemouth

    John Hartson

    BBC Radio 5 live at Anfield

    "Bournemouth have not given up the chase here. They are playing some nice football and playing with belief that they can pass the ball. Bogdan has made two really good saves."