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Andy Cryer and Patrick Jennings

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  1. Post update

    That is that.

    It's goodbye from Alan, it's goodbye from Gary, it's goodbye from Danny and, of course it is goodbye from us.

    Enjoy your evenings. 

    It has been a pleasure.


  2. Post update

    In case you are interested, Duncan Watmore's graduation is next month.

    That mortar board in the previous post isn't actually his...

  3. Manager reaction

    Sunderland 2-0 Stoke

    Stoke City manager Mark Hughes: "In the second half the sending off affected us. It was always going to be difficult from there.

    "Jon will kick himself for missing - it was a clear chance and he should score. He knows that and if we score at that point we would have very probably taken the game away from them.

    "But we pick ourselves up. We have a big game on Tuesday and we will draw a line under this.

  4. Manager reaction

    Sunderland 2-0 Stoke

    Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce: "We might be out of the bottom three, but it's still relegation form in terms of points per games played and we have got to make sure we continue to lessen that gap, the quicker the better. Certainly by winning three in the first six, it takes us to where we want to be going.

    "I said when I came here, I don't really want to be doing what the club has done over the last four years and have to win a huge amount of games in the last six or eight matches.

    "Let's try not to get there and let's try to do it as quickly as we can."

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  6. Who's a clever boy then?

    Sunderland 2-0 Stoke

    Just in case you didn't know, Duncan Watmore has a degree...

    It might have been a mentioned a few times this season.

  7. Dutch delight

    Sunderland 2-0 Stoke

    Heat map

    Sunderland wing-back Patrick van Aanholt was Sunderland's most attacking player down the left, as shown by the above heat map, but popped up on the right to fire home from Adam Johnson's short free-kick.

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  9. Post update

    Sunderland 2-0 Stoke

    Ryan Shawcross for England?

  10. LINE-UPS

    Sunderland 2-0 Stoke

  11. And finally...

    And to think Aston Villa fans, Sam Allardyce was available...

    Sunderland up last. Remember no team has kept a clean sheet yet this evening...

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    He's stopped singing Aerosmith now, but you can follow all the reaction to Tyson Fury's victory over Wladimir Klitschko here.

    He is world heavyweight champion!

  13. Unlucky for some

    Aston Villa 2-3 Watford

    Not the sort of record new manager Remi Garde was hoping for at Villa.... 

    Remi Garde

    A great start to the season for Watford though. Fifteen new players this season. Who needs familiarity. 

  14. Manager reaction

    Aston Villa 2-3 Watford

    Aston Villa manager Remi Garde: "We were coming from behind and it was difficult for the players to gain confidence. 

    "I think we defended poorly, we conceded early and it was difficult to get the three points. 

    "It is not just the defence and individuals, we have to do better as a team."

    You're not wrong Remi...

  15. Manager reaction

    Aston Villa 2-3 Watford

    Watford managerQuique Sanchez Flores: “I’m very happy and pleased with the performance of my players. Aston Villa are a tough team, they are very difficult. 

    "But our performance was amazing and we played high pressure and scored three goals so I am very happy." 

  16. The new Derby?

    Aston Villa 2-3 Watford

    Five points from 14 matches. Are Aston Villa the new Derby County?

    They are in big trouble...

  17. Deeney gives Villa the Blues

    Aston Villa 2-3 Watford

    "Na na na na naaaaaa."

    Troy Deeney

    Birmingham City fan Troy Deeney looked to enjoy his goal at Villa Park. 

    He defended his slightly petulant celebration, saying: "I don't think I offended anyone - you should have heard what the crowd were saying to me."

    You started it....

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    Aston Villa 2-3 Watford

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  19. Don't go too early

    Aston Villa 2-3 Watford

    Don't celebrate too early Villa fans.

    That is as good as it gets...

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    Aston Villa 2-3 Watford

    And what a night's boxing it has been! 

    A victorious Tyson Fury has just been singing Aerosmith to the Dusseldorf crowd, having been crowned world champion.

    Bet Troy didn't see that coming.

  21. Villa's defensive issues

    Aston Villa 2-3 Watford

    Watford's 17th minute opener by Odion Ighalo emphasized Aston Villa's defensive frailties. 

    Ighalo's initial shot was saved superbly by Brad Guzan, but the ball wasn't cleared and it came back to the Hornets striker when Ben Watson’s shot deflected off Ciaran Clark, and Ighalo took advantage while being played onside by Kieran Richardson.   

    Watford goal graphic
  22. Line-ups

    Aston Villa 2-3 Watford

    With Jack Grealish sent to the naughty step by manager Remi Garde, top-scorer Scott Sinclair comes into the starting line-up for Aston Villa.

    Watford make two changes, starting Nathan Ake and Juan Carlos Paredes. 

    Aston Villa team
    Watford team
  23. Post update

    Aston Villa 2-3 Watford

    Quick, run Aston Villa fans.

    Time for bed?

  24. Man of the match

    Man City 3-1 Southampton


    Who wasMandeep Sanghera'sman of the match then?

    Kevin de Bruyne of course.

    The Belgian has scored or assisted nine goals in six Premier League appearances for Man City at the Etihad.

    Who said £55m was too much to spend on the midfielder. Yep, I've got my hand up.

  25. Post update

    Man City 3-1 Southampton

    Raheem Sterling and Kevin de Bruyne are getting a right bigging up from Alan Shearer - and they deserve it on that performance.

  26. Manager reaction

    Man City 3-1 Southampton

    Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini: "It was a very important reaction. It was not an easy week.

    "We had won just one point from the last six in the Premier League so it was very important to win here against a difficult team that was unbeaten away. 

    "I am very happy with the performance and the three points."  

  27. Manager reaction

    Man City 3-1 Southampton

    Southampton manager Ronald Koeman: "We had a bad start. If you make those kind of mistakes against City you lose the game.

    "We made them strong because we lost so many balls when building up from the back." 

  28. Etihad jinx for Saints

    Man City 3-1 Southampton

    Southampton went into the game aiming to equal their top-flight club record of seven successive away matches without defeat.

    Their previous loss on their travels was in the corresponding fixture on the final day of last season but, while they gave City a scare, they failed to recover from a slow start. 

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    Man City 3-1 Southampton

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  30. Good Kompany

    Man City 3-1 Southampton

    Vincent Kompany doesn't look a happy chap in the stands does he?

    Mind you, it was absolutely chucking it down most of the day.

    We'd all prefer to be at home tucked up on the sofa with a good book.

  31. Post update

    Man City 3-1 Southampton

    Man City goal

    Maya Yoshida (3) may be hiding behind the sofa...

    He squandered possession and Raheem Sterling (7) took advantage to find Kevin de Bruyne (17).  

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    Man City 3-1 Southampton

  33. Keep on pressing

    Man City 3-1 Southampton

    Is Gegenpressing catching on?

    City's average positions just after the half hour mark show how high up they were pressing a Southampton side who were penned back .

    Eat your heart out Jurgen Klopp... 

  34. Post update

    It's been a thriller in Germany.

    The verdict for Wladimir Klitschko v Tyson Fury here now.

    It's going to be close. 

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    Man City 3-1 Southampton

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  37. LINE-UPS

    Man City 3-1 Southampton

    Man City

    The big story has to be the sub goalkeeper for Manchester City. 

    Thirty eight year-old Richard Wright. Yes, you read it right, Richard Wright is still at Manchester City...

    Of the 125 Premier League games that the Blues have played since the former England international joined the club, he is yet to feature but has been on the bench twice.

    If Willy Caballero is forced off the field with injury, Wright could get his first game time in the top flight almost nine years ago to the day since his last one. Wow.

  38. More to come

    Last three matches. Must be dull games eh?

    Not a chance, 11 more goals to look forward to. I use that phrase in a loose sense if a you are an Aston Villa fan.

    Off to Man City...

  39. Post update

    Match of the Day

    Don't forget this is just for starters this weekend.

    Four more matches to come on Match of the Day 2 tomorrow plus England v Bosnia & Herzegovina live on BBC Two.

    What a feast.

  40. Barkley brilliance

    Bournemouth 3-3 Everton

    Ross Barkley stats graphic

    Paging Roy Hodgson... 

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    Bournemouth 3-3 Everton

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    A goal of the month contender from Smith, for sure. I know one Cherries fan who'll be sure to vote.

  42. Manager reaction

    Bournemouth 3-3 Everton

    So, what did Everton manager Roberto Martinez make of that mysteriously extended stoppage time? 

    He says: "Our first-half performance was very good. We were in control, dominant and scored two goals. But in the second half we lost control, though you must expect the home side to come at you.

    "We lacked that instinct to put the game to bed. With a two-goal lead you feel very comfortable. After the equaliser we showed good character to score a third. But it was a massive, massive blow to concede so late in the game, and it's a feeling of dropping two points.

    "I don't know why the referee allowed play to continue for so long, but maybe it was luck for Bournemouth which they haven't had all season." 

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    Bournemouth 3-3 Everton

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  44. Manager reaction

    Bournemouth 3-3 Everton

    Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe was in understandably chipper mood after that late, late equaliser. 

    He says: "It's unbelievable how football can play with your emotions. To score in the manner we did at the end was one of the biggest highs I've had in football. An incredible day, though this game is no good for your health! I'll be having an early night tonight.

    "The character we showed today was excellent. We've shown our resolve and our willingness to improve, which we will need if we are going to get through this tough season. We are improving week on week. We have to now build on today's result." 

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    Bournemouth 3-3 Everton

  46. 'Watch' out

    Bournemouth 3-3 Everton

    Tick, tick, tick.

    It's not over yet - whatever your watches say Everton fans.

  47. Man of the match - Joshua King

    Bournemouth 3-3 Everton

    How do you pick a man of the match from a game like that? Well, BBC Sport's James Gheerbrant went for Bournemouth forward Joshua King.

    King started out in the lone striker role and switched to the right wing in the second half, and was equally effective on both roles. It was King who laid on the cut-back for Junior Stanislas's first goal.

    Do you agree? Have we robbed Junior Stanislas? Get involved via #MOTD or post on the Match of the Day Facebook page.

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    Joshua King battles Ross Barkley
  48. Smith shines off the bench

    Bournemouth 3-3 Everton

    He may not be one of the most glamorous names in the Premier League, but Bournemouth sub Adam Smith had an absolute stormer today. 

    Not only did he score an absolute worldy, he also had a huge impact on the game.

    The graphic below shows how, despite only coming on at half-time, Smith (left) had more touches in the opposition half than opposite number Seamus Coleman (right), one of the best attacking full-backs in the league.

    Adam Smith and Seamus Coleman touch maps
  49. Get Involved

    Bournemouth 3-3 Everton

    A big game indeed - away to Middlesbrough in the League Cup quarter-finals...

  50. Left, right, middle

    Bournemouth 3-3 Everton

    Despite the disappointing result, there was - once again - a lot to like about Everton's performance.

    For example, have a look at how nicely they played their way across the pitch for Romelu Lukaku's goal, moving from a throw-in on the left, over to the right wing, and then crossing the ball for Lukaku in the middle. 

    Romelu Lukaku goal map
  51. Get Involved

    Bournemouth 3-3 Everton

    Has Junior Stanislas calmed down yet Marc?

  52. LINE-UPS

    Bournemouth 3-3 Everton

    Bournemouth XI
    Everton XI
  53. Post update

    Bournemouth 3-3 Everton

    This is one is a thriller. 

    Everton fans set your watches...

  54. Milestone man

    Crystal Palace 5-1 Newcastle

    Palace boss 'Pards' is a happy man this evening after bringing up this milestone... 

    Pardew for England? After Roy of course.

    Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew
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    Early days yet...

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  56. 'Get stuck in'

    Crystal Palace 5-1 Newcastle

    "Come on, at least clatter someone."

    Not sure that is quite the answer Alan. I get the sentiment though. Time for some passion.

  57. What do you think Alan?

    Crystal Palace 5-1 Newcastle

    Here we go then, Alan Shearer is about to give his views on that performance.

    I get the feeling he won't hold back...

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  59. Time for a change?

    Crystal Palace 5-1 Newcastle

    Who could you get instead though Newcastle fans? How about that man in the opposition dug-out... OK, I'll not go there. 

  60. Manager reaction

    Crystal Palace 5-1 Newcastle

    Newcastle boss Steve McClaren: "When we get disappointments, can we recover? We are not doing. We have to find a solution to that.

    "It is not about systems, it is about attitude, about fight, about running backwards as quickly as you run forwards but when the third goal went in that went down." 

    Defiant stuff from Steve. Probably wise not to go out on the Toon this evening though...

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  62. Manager reaction

    Crystal Palace 5-1 Newcastle

    Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew: "I am really pleased with the performance, we were terrific. We were really good today. This is the sort of energy we have.

    "I have got people I love at that club, fans, staff and players but whatever I say about Newcastle is contrived so I don't want to say anything other than I hope their fortunes changes." 

  63. Newcastle's struggling defence

    Crystal Palace 5-1 Newcastle

    The fifth goal in injury time epitomised Newcastle's performance. Yannick Bolasie (10) was allowed to travel the length of the opposition half and his ball into the box was met by a poor Jamaal Laschelle (15) clearance, who gave the ball straight to James McArthur to finish. The Magpies were all over the place at the back. 

    James McArthur's second goal
  64. Get Involved

    Crystal Palace 5-1 Newcastle

    A big night down Streatham High Road must be on the cards for Palace's players this evening.

    Surely Pards would sanction that?

  65. What a view

    Crystal Palace 5-1 Newcastle

    One gets the feeling most Newcastle fans would have preferred that view today...

  66. Palace double act

    Crystal Palace 5-1 Newcastle

    Yannick Bolasie and Wilfried Zaha

    Crystal Palace's victory owed much to the impressive duo of Yannick Bolasie and Wilfried Zaha.

    Manchester United could do with a bit of flair like that couldn't they? 

    January scramble for Bolasie?

  67. A bright start but...

    Crystal Palace 5-1 Newcastle

    At least it started well, Newcastle fans..

  68. LINE-UPS

    Crystal Palace 5-1 Newcastle

    Fabricio Coloccini started at the back for Newcastle. Crystal Palace wingers Yannick Bolasie and Wilfried Zaha will have been licking their lips...

    ...and they ended up having a field day.

    Crystal Palace starting eleven
    Newcastle starting eleven
  69. Post update

    Don't be surprised to see Alan Shearer has left the building when they go back to the studio after this match...

    Yes, it is horror movie time Newcastle fans.

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    No Black Friday scramble for a discounted cinema screen (or three) from members of this household then...

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  71. Get Involved

    Leicester 1-1 Man Utd

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  72. What next for Vardy?

    Leicester 1-1 Manchester United

    Jamie Vardy

    Just what can this man achieve?

    BBC Sports Personality of the Year? The Ballon d'or? 

    Okay, okay. I'll stop now. 

  73. 'Never too late'

    It's too late for me actually Rio... Probably you too. 

  74. Foxes up there with the elite

    Leicester 1-1 Man Utd

    Leicester form

    More frustration for United...

    United frustrated
  75. Manager quotes

    Leciester 1-1 Man United

    Claudio Ranieri, Leicester boss, speaking to BBC Sport: "I'm satisfied with a draw against a big team like Manchester United. The result was not easy. Of course we wanted to win the match, but they are a great team, very well organised, they keep possession and they move the ball. It was important that we kept it compact and ours was an amazing performance. 

    "I'm very, very happy. We wanted to win today, but also we wanted to help Jamie achieve the record. Well done to my players for helping Jamie Vardy to score."  

  76. Manager quotes

    Leicester 1-1 Man United

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal in his BBC Match of the Day interview: "We didn’t give too many chances away and this against a team who scores the most, or one of the most, in the league.

    "Wayne Rooney was limping and that is why I changed him. I already wanted to change one of the strikers because they were not always running in behind. There were some times when if we were quick we had space to do that but we didn't so that is why I wanted to bring Memphis in. Maybe I would have changed Martial."

    On Jamie Vardy's goalscoring record: "Amazing and fantastic. The goal he scored is also amazing because it is not so easy. I can say our organisation is bad but he is provoking that also.

  77. The man of the match (and the moment)

    Phil McNulty's man of the match?

    I don't even need to tell you do I? It was, of course, Jamie Vardy.  

  78. Wayne's world

    Leicester 1-1 Man United

    Just three touches inside the penalty area for Wayne Rooney today... 

    Wayne Rooney
  79. Post update

    Leicester 1-1 Man United

    Who was marking Bastian Schweinsteiger there? 

    No one.

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  81. Look who's trending

    Leicester 1-1 Man United

    Anyone get the feeling Jamie Vardy got people talking?

    There were 26,839 tweets about him between 17:55 and 17:56 GMT today. Hmm, I wonder what that coincided with.

    .Jamie Vardy
    Image caption: Jamie Vardy's record-breaking goal
  82. From the old holder to the new...

    Leicester 1-1 Man Utd

  83. Vardy makes history

    Leicester 1-1 Man Utd

  84. It's Vardy again...

    Leicester 1-1 Man United

    Jamie Vardy

    You can just imagine Jamie Vardy singing along to Queen's Don't stop me now... and who can stop him? Nobody it seems. 

  85. LINE-UPS

    Leicester 1-1 Man United

    Man Utd
  86. All smiles Gary

    Mr Lineker opens up with a huge smile on his face.

    Anything to do with his beloved Leicester City being joint top of the Premier League?

    Alan Shearer doesn't look so happy... More of that later.

    Leicester up first.

  87. Get Involved


    Are you watching Wladimir Klitschko v Tyson Fury at the same time as Match of the Day tonight? A split-screen ting?

    Live text commentary of the fight is over here. Remember you can have as many tabs open as you want....

  88. Post update

    Match of the Day

    Ready? All together now.

    Na, na, na na; na, na, na, na na; na na; na, na, na na.

    That's the Match of the Day music by the way. Give it a go.

    It's starting now on BBC One. Get those remotes.

  89. Get Involved


    An early contender for pun of the day here...

    This is what winning games does to Sunderland fans.

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  91. Post update

    Match of the Day

    Match of the Day order

    Match of the Day begins on BBC One at 22:20 GMT, with Gary Lineker joined by former England and Newcastle striker Alan Shearer and ex-Liverpool man Danny Murphy.

    One imagines Lineker will be happier than Shearer this evening. If you know the results, you will know why.

    You can watch on this page as well as follow all the analysis, reaction and stats on the live text below. 

  92. Get Involved


    What a game that looks Max... The dream evening. A game of Match of the Day trivia followed by the real thing.

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    Ah yes! Just in case it's escaped your attention, there is a boxing match on tonight. 

    Wladimir Klitschko v Tyson Fury is due to get under way at about 22:15 GMT, and we've got live text commentary, right over here.

    Time for a bit of split-screen action?

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    This is just as much about you as any of the overpaid stars out there in action.

    Make sure you have your say via #motd.

    Newcastle fans - keep it clean.

    Leicester fans - enjoy the moment. 

  95. Goals galore

    Yes, we are going to be hearing plenty about Leicester and England striker Jamie Vardy after he scored in a record-breaking 11th consecutive game for the Foxes.

    This isn't only the Vardy show though... Oh, no.

    Three words describe the Premier League today. Goals, goals, goals.

    And you can watch them all here. 

  96. Party time

    Jamie Vardy

    Got your jelly and your ice cream?

    Good, because Jamie Vardy is having a party.

    Welcome to Match of the Day social...