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By Mike Henson and Tom Rostance

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  1. Bye for now

    Jurgen Klopp and Martin Skrtel

    That is us done with the Premier League 15:00 GMT kick-offs.

    But live text commentary of Chelsea' meeting with Bournemouth continues.

    The champions are being held 0-0 at home by the Championship winners. Second half just under way.

    Tomorrow, it is Newcastle v Liverpool in the Premier League.

    See you then.

  2. Absent friends

    Manchester United 0-0 West Ham

    James Wilson

    Manchester United fans will be pleased to know that as well as Javier Hernandez, who has scored 12 goals in 17 games for new side Bayer Leverkusen, James Wilson looks in terrific nick on loan at Brighton.

    The 20-year-old scored a superb solo goal in the Seagulls 3-2 win over Charlton today.

    Adnan Januzaj is having a rotten time of it at Dortmund if it is any consolation.

  3. Get Involved

    Text us on 81111

    Some serious dissent brewing among Chelsea fans in Bristol...

    Tom in Bristol: Personally I'm pleased to see Costa on the bench. He needs discipline and lots of it, good decision Mourinho! 

    Matt in Bristol: Jose needs to smell the coffee and get Costa on here.  

    Rich, Bristol:  So glad Costa has been benched. Chelsea are finally waking up to how much of a filthy player he is.

    Get in touch using #bbcfootball, text 81111 (UK only and include your name) or go to the Match of the Day Facebook page.

    Diego Costa
    Image caption: Should he? Or shouldn't he?
  4. Mahrez and Williams rumble - report

    Swansea 0-3 Leicester

    Ashley Williams and Riyad Mahrez

    It sounds like there was a bit of afters between Leicester's hat-trick hero Riyad Mahrez and Swansea captain Ashley Williams post final-whistle in south Wales.

    The two were rumbling around behind the scenes at the Liberty Stadium like a pair of professional wrestlers by the sounds of PA reporter Phil Blanche's tweets.

  5. Post update

    Chelsea 0-0 Bournemouth

  6. Chelsea still goalless

    Chelsea 0-0 Bournemouth

    Diego Costa and Jose Mourinho

    Half an hour gone at Stamford Bridge and Bournemouth have had the best of what few chances there have been.

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has sent substitute striker Diego Costa for a jog along the touchline.

    Live text commentary on this match is available just over here.

  7. Pizza powered Foxes

    Swansea 0-3 Leicester

    Clean sheets mean clean plates in the Leicester City changing room as manager Claudio Ranieri gets the pizza in for his team.

  8. Friday, Saturday, Habib Beye

    Arsenal 3-1 Sunderland

    Habib Beye

    Who is this getting on the punditry bandwagon for French television?

    Only former Newcastle, Aston Villa and Doncaster defender Habib Beye who was at the Emirates to lend his insight to Arsenal v Sunderland.

    Habib Beye
  9. Wasteful United

    Man United 0-0 West Ham

    Daley Blind

    Manchester United had 21 shots at goal in the goalless draw with West Ham. Just one - a Marouane Fellaini effort - was on target.

    The most wasteful Premier League performance ever?

    Nearly. But not quite.

    Blackburn and Manchester United in 2007 and Everton in 2009 all played league games in which they had 23 shots with only one on target.

    United performance today is fourth on that list of shame.

  10. 'Watford win and are still improving'

    Watford 2-0 Norwich

    Quique flores

    Watford manager Quique Flores, speaking to BBC Sport: “It was difficult to play Norwich. They put a lot of strikers in the pitch and played long ball. We tried to keep calm until the last moment and still counter attack. Finally I think the result is clear because we had a lot of chances – especially in the second half.

    “The wind was very hard for both teams. But in the second half we protected the ball better. I think we played a good match.

    "Odion Igahlo is not just scoring goals but he is also supporting the offensive system with Troy Deeney and is creating chances too.

    "The players here have been really focussed since the beginning of the season. They are very positive, and it’s true that we have a lot of new players but they are very good professionals. And we are still improving."

  11. MOTD commentator's view

    Chelsea v Bournemouth (17:30 GMT)

    Steve Wilson

    BBC Match of the Day commentator at Stamford Bridge

    "Bournemouth and Chelsea may only have taken a point each last weekend but both managers seemed well satisfied with that.

    "Jose Mourinho declared it Chelsea's best performance in weeks,whilst Eddie Howe delighted in his side's character to come back against Everton in a game they twice seemed to have lost.

    "You have to feel for Howe. There were always going to be some tough days for Bournemouth this season, but to have his most expensive signings injured and potentially be down to his third-choice goalkeeper seems particularly cruel.

    "Bournemouth continue to ignore adversity and try to play with verve and spirit, but if they get anything at all at Stamford Bridge then Mourinho really will be at rock bottom."

  12. Post update

    Chelsea v Bournemouth (17:30 GMT)

  13. 'Norwich didn't do enough'

    Watford 2-0 Norwich

    Norwich City

    Alex Neil

    Norwich manager Alex Neil, speaking to BBC Sport: "The conditions didn’t make for a great game and they dealt with them better. There wasn’t anything between the teams. At this level the first goal is absolutely crucial. To give it away in the manner we did, it didn’t do us any favours.

    "To lose 2-0 is extremely disappointing. As the game opened up we left more space at the back but that is the price you pay when you concede the first goal. 

    "Robbie Brady had a couple of good chances, there was a bad touch and a bad finish. There were wee bits and bobs throughout the game, but I don’t think we did enough."

  14. 'This Premier League is a battle'

    Arsenal 3-1 Sunderland


    Arsene Wenger

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger: "This Premier League is a battle. You have to give credit to Sunderland who were well organised and always dangerous on the break. It could have been one of those days, but the mental aspect was good and we kept concentration. Joel Campbell also scored against Swansea has since he has come into the side his contribution is very positive.

    "We have to keep winning games and collecting points and hope that Leicester slip up."

  15. Mahrez mania

    Swansea 0-3 Leicester

  16. Look at this for a haircut...

    We all make mistakes when we are young though don't we Gary?

    Like a young Mick Jagger. About 15 years too late...

    Gary Lineker
  17. 'We deserved the win'

    Watford 2-0 Norwich

    Watford striker Odion Ighalo speaking to BBC Sport: "We really deserved the win because we played really well from the first minute until the last. We are now going to push higher up the table but today is gone. 

    "I was a bit frustrated because I had a chance to score two or three goals. But that is football. The important thing is the team performance. We are very happy with the three points and we want to keep going."

  18. 'Solidarity is the key'

    Southampton 1-1 Aston Villa

    Aston Villa

    Aston Villa manager Remi Garde:"It is a big point. We have suffered a lot, Southampton created many chances and we were under pressure for long periods. But we showed a very good spirit. I'm happy about that.

    "The solidarity between the players and the desire to fight ant not concede, we didn't have that at Everton or against Watford. Southampton are a very strong side and we expected to be questioned and the answers we gave were very good.

    "Sometimes you have to fight hard for 15-20 minutes at the start of a game. We were lucky but we did not give up.

    "I prefer to have this solidarity in every game than have much more talent. Solidarity is the key when you are fighting relegation. If we show this spirit again we will get more points. The talent at Aston Villa is not the same as at Manchester City or Arsenal but they still lose games." 

  19. "Fabio Borini...."

    Arsenal 3-1 Sunderland



    Sam Allardyce

    Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce: "I could not ask for more in terms of chances created, but we failed to convert any and that makes me wonder what would have happened with Jermain Defoe on the pitch. He could have bagged two or three today. 

    "I am really disappointed not to have got anything out of the game, but I am really pleased with the performance and the chances that we created against Arsenal on their own patch.

    "The system is working well in both attacking and defending point of view. I think we have got goalscorers.Steven Fletcher is a goal-scorer, Duncan Watmore has got a few goals, Fabio Borini...has been out for a bit so I can forgive him his miss."

  20. Post update

    Southampton 1-1 Aston Villa


    More from Southampton boss Ronald Koeman: "We played well in the second half, maybe it's a good result. We have had three or four defeats in a row and it is a knockback. You have to believe and we did that.

    "It was windy for both teams - but it wasn't Stoke!"

  21. 'It's about scoring goals'

    Southampton 1-1 Aston Villa


    Southampton manager Ronald Koeman: "Normally you don't sign for one point at home, but it's a point. We make it difficult for ourselves. We had three or four big chances to score and then we concede.

    "Straight after half time we had some difficulties but they showed great character to come back and draw the game. We deserved more but OK, it's about scoring goals and creating chances. That was not the the case today.

    "Last year we were 4-0 up against Villa [when Saints won 6-1] and we didn't start as well as today! But we didn't score and that is the detail in football. For the first time in maybe two seasons we conceded such a soft goal from a corner."

  22. Deja-vu?

    Man United 0-0 West Ham

    Manchester United are suffering on countback as the guys in the press box re-heat previous match reports for another disappointing day for Louis van Gaal.

  23. Vardy's streak over

    Swansea 0-3 Leicester

    Jamie Vardy

    This was the moment that 11 straight games should have become 12.

    But Jamie Vardy fired straight at Lukasz Fabianski and finishes without a goal to his name for the first league match since the 1-1 draw against Tottenham on the 22 August.

    He did get an assist though for Riyad Mahrez's third goal.

  24. Post update

    Man United 0-0 West Ham

    Louis van Gaal
    SMS Message: Chances created blah blah blah. Should have scored blah blah blah. Good possession blah blah blah. Good defence blah blah blah. LVGs usual post match comments simplified for you. He hasn't got a clue. Other fans saying we have no right to complain, you aren't watching the games, you aren't suffering. from Adam in Edinburgh
    Adam in Edinburgh

    We'll see what LvG says soon...

  25. "It is going to be tight at the top to the end"

    Arsenal 3-1 Sunderland


    Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey: "It was important to get back to winning ways, close the gap at the top and it was nice to do it in front of our own fans. Everyone is going to be taking points off each other - it is going to be tight all the way through - and we have to try and make the most of this busy period coming up."

  26. 'Massive for morale'

    Southampton 1-1 Aston Villa

    Aston Villa

    Aston Villa captain Joleon Lescott: "That is massive for morale. We had to stand up to it today and in the first 20 minutes they could have won the game. We rode our luck.

    "But we showed grit and determination, the manager wanted more desire from us and we showed that."


    Southampton 1-1 Aston Villa

    Remi Garde gives his players a huge round of applause. In Villa's situation that's a very good point. 


    Watford 2-0 Norwich

    Watford up to ninth.

    Quique Sanchez Flores celebrates Watford's win

    Arsenal 3-1 Sunderland

    Those big old flags wave at the Clock End.

    Arsenal were not pretty, but they have got the job done.

  30. CLOSE!

    Southampton 1-1 Aston Villa

    Shane Long thumps a low shot into the side-netting!


    Swansea 0-3 Leicester

    Leicester are top and with a couple of points to spare.

    The fairytale goes on.


    West Brom 1-1 Tottenham


    Man Utd 0-0 West Ham

    Anthony Martial

    Loud boos at Old Trafford. Not happy. 

  34. GOAL - Arsenal 3-1 Sunderland

    Aaron Ramsey

    Aaron Ramsey

    Relief around the Emirates. Arsene Wenger does a little jump of delight.

    His side are home and dry as Aaron Ramsey stabs in from close range after Theo Walcott has wrecked havoc.

  35. Who will win the title?

    Martin Keown

    Former Arsenal defender on Final Score

    "It's a Premier League that no one wants to seem to win. City did not look like champions today and Arsenal are not consistent."

  36. GOAL - Watford 2-0 Norwich

    Odion Ighalo

    Finally, finally, finally Odion Ighalo gets the goal he so throughly deserves.

    The Watford striker shrugs off Sebastien Bassong and fires home to make the points safe.

  37. Post update

    West Brom 1-1 Tottenham

    James McClean feeds a wonderful low cross across the six-yard box, it's crying out for a tap-in! But there's nobody there!


    Watford 1-0 Norwich

    We will hear about this again if Norwich manage to steal an equaliser.

    Sebastien Bassong looks like he has leaned into Odion Ighalo and forced the Watford striker to the floor as he got caught the wrong side.

    No spot-kick though.

  39. CLOSE!

    Arsenal 2-1 Sunderland

    That was it. Sunderland's big chance that was brewing. And they have missed it.

    Patrick van Aanholt burst through onto a smart pass from Adam Johnson, but loses his composure completely, blazing over the top.

  40. Post update

    Man United 0-0 West Ham

    Wayne Rooney
    SMS Message: I wonder how much money the NHS would save if doctors would start prescribing Manchester United games for those with insomnia? It's also a lot safer than medication as well... from Vince in London
    Vince in London
  41. Post update

    Man Utd 0-0 West Ham

    Is anyone going to score at Old Trafford this afternoon? It's a frustrating old atmosphere brewing...

  42. Impressive Leicester

    Swansea 0-3 Leicester

    Martin Keown

    Former Arsenal defender on Final Score

    "They are running free after absorbing all that pressure. Swansea have had 60-70% possession and when they get it, Leicester are amazing on the break."


    Swansea 0-3 Leicester

    Jamie Vardy wants a penalty. Mainly because he would probably be allowed to take it.

    He hammers a shot into Swansea defender Kyle Bartley on the edge of the area and claims it struck hand.

    Michael Oliver is having none of it.

  44. CLOSE!

    Southampton 1-1 Aston Villa

    Time for a winner? Oriol Romeu has another chance for Southampton but he can't keep his left-footed drive under control and it slides wide of the far corner.


    Swansea 0-3 Leicester

    Claudio Ranieri is still barking orders on the Liberty Stadium sidelines.

    He can take a sit-down for the last five minutes. His side are going to be top at the end of today.

  46. Post update

    Man Utd 0-0 West Ham

    Garth Crooks

    Former Spurs striker on Final Score

    "Incredibly frustrating for Manchester United fans - it really could have been 1-0 there. 

    "West Ham for me, have been the better side. They have defended very well and could have been 3-0 up by now." 

  47. 'Reds missing the target'

    Martin Keown

    Former Arsenal defender on Final Score

      "United lack that goalscorer, they are getting the opportunities but they should at least be hitting the target."  


    Swansea 0-3 Leicester

    This is not going to be Swansea's day. Gylfi Sigurdsson hits the post as his side strive in vain for a way back in.

    Is this going to be one of Garry Monk's last days in the job though?

  49. 'Bias against the big boys'

    Marouane Fellaini
    SMS Message: I'm absolutely sick of the discrimination big boys like myself and Fellaini suffer week in week out. Every game about 5 or 6 fouls against us go unpunished just because we're stronger than the opposition. Football is a game for men not boys yet certain players seem to be penalised regularly for their athleticism. from Simon, York
    Simon, York
  50. CLOSE!

    Man Utd 0-0 West Ham

    Manchester United's best chance of the day! Wonderful feet from Memphis Depay as he plays a one-two with Marouane Fellaini and drives into the box. He gets his head up and finds Anthony Martial 10 yards out, and he side-foots it inches wide!

  51. Championship update

    It's hotting up on the south coast, where Charlton's Patrick Bauer has headed for the early bath after being sent off against Brighton, but the Addicks still lead 2-1.

    At the other end of the table, Bolton have clawed their way back to 2-2 at home to Cardiff thanks to Dorian Dervite's equaliser. Grant Hanley has put Blackburn 1-0 ahead against 10-man Bristol City.

    Will Keane has put Preston 1-0 up against Burnley in the Lancashire derby at Turf Moor, while Alan Judge has made it 2-0 to Brentford at home to MK Dons.

  52. Post update

    Southampton 1-1 Aston Villa

    A rare chance for Aston Villa on the counter, and a good one at that. A ball is switched out to the left, Ashley Westwood pops up and slams a shot well over the top.

  53. Post update

    Watford 1-0 Norwich

    Odion Ighalo is still a livewire up front for Watford, wriggling past Sebastien Bassong and onto Troy Deeney's punt forward into space.

    The ball won't sit right for him though and Declan Rudd is off his line to block.

  54. Post update

    Man Utd 0-0 West Ham

    Juan Mata

    Manchester United have had 17 shots on goal today - but just one on target. What's going wrong at Old Trafford?

  55. CLOSE!

    Arsenal 2-1 Sunderland

    Duncan Watmore scampers clean through on goal - although he has a tricky angle to deal with. Petr Cech is off his line quickly to make the route to goal even harder and the goalkeeper makes a good save.

  56. CLOSE!

    Swansea 0-3 Leicester

    Jamie Vardy is running out of time to extend his hot streak to 12 games.

    He won't get many better chances than that one.

    He deftly controls a long ball forward ahead of a covering Swansea defender, but hammers well over the top as he goes for power.


    West Brom 1-1 Tottenham

    Great chance for West Brom! Jonas Olsson reacts well to a loose ball in the six-yard box and the centre-half's effort is brilliantly turned over by Hugo Lloris!


    Arsenal 2-1 Sunderland

    Mathieu Flamini

    Arsenal are not home and hosed by a long shot.

    Hector bellerin is too casual with his pass to Mathieu Flamini and Yann M'Vila snaps into the tackle.

    The Sunderland midfielder wallops a shot well wide from 20 yards though.

    Steven Fletcher off and Jeremain Lens on for the visitors.

  59. Post update

    Man United 0-0 West Ham

    SMS Message: Can United fans please stop moaning. You are one goal away from being top of the league. from Steve Huish - Surbiton
    Steve Huish - Surbiton
  60. GOAL - Southampton 1-1 Aston Villa

    Oriol Romeu (73 mins)

    And there it is! Southampton finally break through and when they do it's a goal very much like Aston Villa's in the first half. A corner from the left is not cleared at the front post, it skips through and Oriol Romeu stretches to poke home. Can Saints win this now?

    Oriol Romeu
  61. FA Cup second round

    A shock is now definitely on the cards at Sixfields where Richard Bennett has doubled Northwich Victoria's lead against League Two Northampton.

    It's been a much better second half in terms of goals too, where Millwall and Wycombe are currently locked at 1-1, Matt Done has put Sheffield United in front against Oldham and Newport are winning at Barnet.

    In the battle of the non-league sides, Eastleigh are 1-0 up at Stourbridge.

    Follow live text commentary here.

  62. Post update

    Man Utd 0-0 West Ham

    "Attack, attack, attack attack attack!"

    That's the chant in the stands at Old Trafford...

  63. 'Leicester - it's like watching Brazil'

    Swansea 0-3 Leicester

    Martin Keown

    Former Arsenal defender on Final Score

    "Vardy wants to get that 12th goal? No, he sees someone else and lays it off. It's like watching Brazil on the break, they are running away with the Premier League and you cannot give them enough credit."


    Southampton 0-1 Aston Villa

    Unlucky, Juanmi! Saints spring a counter out to the sub on the left, he cuts inside and hits a crackerjack of a low shot which has plenty of swerve on it, but Brad Guzan watches it all the way and makes a decent save.

  65. GOAL - Swansea 0-3 Leicester

    Riyad Mahrez

    And that is the hat-trick.

    Riyad Mahrez rounds off a silky-smooth counter-attack as N'Golo Kante scampers clear and lays the ball off to Jamie Vardy. Vardy in turn slips it into the path of Mahrez - thundering up from midfield - to score his and the Foxes third.

    There was a little of the Gascoigne-Sheringham-Shearer axis against Netherland at Euro 96 about that goal.

    Who much is that lad worth now? Leicester top by two as it stands.

    Riyad Mahrez celebrates his hattrick
  66. Arsenal's second goal

    Arsenal 2-1 Sunderland

    At the right end for Olivier Giroud this time.

  67. CLOSE!

    Arsenal 2-1 Sunderland

    And Olivier Giroud is denied his side's third as Sunderland clear his header from off the line!

    He has been a busy boy today.

  68. CLOSE!

    Southampton 0-1 Aston Villa

    Great chance as Saints sub Juanmi stretches to reach a teasing cross from the right but he can't keep his header on target and it skids wide. Villa have 25 minutes to hold out - or grab another on the break...


    Arsenal 2-1 Sunderland

    And in the wake of Arsenal's second goal, Arsene Wenger brings on Theo Walcott for his return from injury.

    Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain makes way.

  70. Post update

    Arsenal 2-1 Sunderland

    Garth Crooks

    Former Spurs striker on Final Score

    "What a good goal. Olivier Giroud's movement is great - he times his run in parallel with Aaron Ramsey so well - and the finish on the head is beautiful."

  71. Post update

    Man United 0-0 West Ham

    Slaven Bilic
    SMS Message: With Man Utd's recent track record of lack of shots on target you have to question West Ham's decision to play a goalkeeper. from Andy from Romsey
    Andy from Romsey
  72. CLOSE!

    Southampton 0-1 Aston Villa

    Ah brilliant defending from Alan Hutton! He stretches to block a shot from Steven Davis, a cross from the right falls for the Northern Ireland man and his shot is brilliantly blocked. Bodies on the line stuff. 

  73. GOAL - Arsenal 2-1 Sunderland

    Olivier Giroud

    Olivier Giroud scores

    Olivier Giroud locates the same square of net that he put the ball into for his own goal in the first half.

    The Frenchman nips in front of his marker to meet Aaron Ramsey's cross with a stooping header and Costel Pantilomon stands no chance.

  74. Championship update

    Lively stuff after the break in the second tier: Nathan Baker has been sent off for Bristol City, but it’s still 0-0 with Blackburn.

    Cardiff are 2-1 up at Bolton, thanks to Scott Malone, while Hull have reduced the arrears to the same scoreline at Leeds through Ahmed Elmohamady.

    Nottingham Forest have made it 2-0 with Chris O’Grady grabbing the second of the game against Fulham at the City Ground.

    James Wilson, on loan from Man United, has pulled a goal back for Brighton who trail Charlton 1-2 at home.


    Man Utd 0-0 West Ham

    And now Manchester United come close. Great work down the left by Anthony Martial, he picks out Marouane Fellaini inside the six-yard box but he is denied by a stretching Adrian!

  76. Post update

    Watford 1-0 Norwich

    Norwich are pressing forwards.

    Nothing too fancy in their tactics, banging crosses in towards Dieumerci Mbokani.

    None has been accurate enough to threaten though.

  77. Post update

    Man Utd 0-0 West Ham

    Garth Crooks

    Former Spurs striker on Final Score

    Mauro Zarate

    "West Ham should be 3-0 up now. Mauro Zarate was clear through on goal - a golden chance - but misses the target. 

    "Manchester United are having to scurry to stay in the game. It really is all West Ham!" 

  78. Post update

    West Brom 1-1 Tottenham

    The visitors in purple look the more likely but on a blustery afternoon at The Hawthorns both sides are struggling withe their final ball. Danny Rose lashes a cross out of play when well-placed. 

  79. CLOSE!

    Arsenal 1-1 Sunderland

    And Arsenal survive by the skin of their teeth.

    Ola Toivonen flicks on at the near post, Steven Fletcher comes sliding in at the far and pokes goalwards, only for Petr Cech to grasp it just before it crosses the line.

    Fletcher collided with the post in the chance and is trying to run off the knock.

  80. CLOSE!

    Man Utd 0-0 West Ham

    What a chance! West Ham really should be ahead as a cross from the right is knocked down by Andy Carroll to Mauro Zarate, he's eight yards out on an angle - and screws a shot horribly wide! A badly-timed miscue for the Hammers!

    Mauro Zarate
  81. Post update

    Arsenal 1-1 Sunderland

    Steven Fletcher forces Petr Cech to go full-length as his skidding shot threatens to sneak in at the near post.

    Pushed behind for a corner...

  82. CLOSE!

    Arsenal 1-1 Sunderland

    Costel Pantilimon

    "This is Arsenal football for sure!" shouts John Motson at the Emirates.

    He's right. Lovely dinky, one-touch stuff around the edge of the box, but Aaron Ramsey is just offside from Mesut Ozil's pass.

    It would not have made too much difference. Costel Pantilmon made a good save before the flag was spotted.

  83. Post update

    Southampton 0-1 Aston Villa

    Villa have gone early with the time-wasting - still 40-odd minutes left at St Mary's. Can the hosts find a way through the yellow wall?

  84. Post update

    Man United 0-0 West Ham

    No signs of mutiny from the stands at Old Trafford yet at the home side's performance - but it is very quiet indeed. 

  85. Post update

    Man United 0-0 West Ham

    SMS Message: Salford City are more exciting than United at moment. from Vinny
  86. Post update

    Man United 0-0 West Ham

    SMS Message: LVG has made some great moves in the transfer market, both in and out of Old Trafford. His coaching philosophy is looking very last decade though. Maybe he should move to a Director of Football role and give Giggs the chance to pick the team. from Roy a DUFC Fan in Dundee
    Roy a DUFC Fan in Dundee
  87. Post update

    Arsenal 1-1 Sunderland

    Duncan Watmore

    Duncan Watmore must be quick. Hector Bellerin, who can catch pigeons, just resorted to pulling the Sunderland player's shirt as he threatened to burst in behind.

    The referee failed to spot it.

  88. CLOSE!

    West Brom 1-1 Tottenham

    What a tackle! Gareth McAuley somehow stretches out a long leg, Inspector Gadget style, to strip the ball from Harry Kane as the England man was applying a finish to Dele Alli's clipped pass. Brilliant defending!

  89. Post update

    Watford 1-0 Norwich

    Robbie Brady gets a yard ahead of his man as he chases a ball forward and opts for a snap-shot from the edge of the box.

    Might have been the wrong option. His first-time effort trundles four yards wide.

  90. Post update

    Southampton 0-1 Aston Villa

    SMS Message: How exactly is losing to Villa 1-0 embarrassing. We are still a Premier League team. from Richard St. Albans
    Richard St. Albans

    Swansea 0-2 Leicester

    Ki Sung-yueng almost grabs a lifeline for a floundering Swansea side, rattling the post from close range.

    The hosts could do with something and sharpish, but Leicester look very dangerous on the break.


    Man Utd 0-0 West Ham

    DEBUT ALERT! Manchester United bring on Uruguayan full-back Guillermo Varela for Paddy McNair. 

  93. CLOSE!

    Southampton 0-1 Aston Villa

    Almost an instant leveller from Southampton as Sadio Mane flashes another shot just wide. Can the Saints respond?

    Sadio Mane
  94. Post update

    Arsenal 1-1 Sunderland

    Martin Keown

    Former Arsenal defender on Final Score

    "Very resolute from Sunderland, but Arsenal need to be quicker and make things happen. Everything is very mechanical and a bit routine, but I still feel Arsenal can win this.

    "The form teams like Leicester and Liverpool are running with a freedom, we are not seeing this from United and Arsenal."


    Watford 1-0 Norwich

    A change for Norwich as Dieumerci Mbokani comes on in place of Nathan Redmond.

  96. 'The Premier League is up for grabs'

    Man Utd 0-0 West Ham

    Garth Crooks

    Former Spurs striker on Final Score

    "The Premier League is up for grabs. Manchester City were tanked today at Stoke, Leicester are 2-0 up at Swansea, and Manchester United are drawing at home to West Ham - who could be 2-0 up.

    "You just want United to take the handbrake off. Let's see you go and express yourself! Players with such ability are lacklustre, and afraid to play. I just can't understand it."

  97. KICK-OFF

    Hear that?

    That's the second-half starting that is. All set?

  98. Post update

    Watford 1-0 Norwich

    Former Wimbledon, Leeds and Chelsea midfielder and current portrayer of taciturn hard men Vinnie Jones is in the crowd at Vicarage Road.

    He was heartily clapping as Troy Deeney rattled home a penalty for the game's only goal.

  99. Post update

    Rich getting ahead of himself there...

  100. Real rout, Bayern behind

    European latest

    Spanish La Liga

    Gareth Bale

    It's been a bumpy week for Real Madrid, what with their Copa del Rey expulsion amid growing pressure on Rafa Benitez. They're finishing it with style.

    Benitez's side lead hapless visitors Getafe 4-0 at the break in La Liga; Karim Benzema has scored twice, his first goals in two months. Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo have added the decoration.

    A bit of a surprise on the cards in Germany, meanwhile: Unbeaten leaders Bayern Munich trail 1-0 at fifth-placed Borussia Monchengladbach.

    We've a dedicated European football live text for you to keep up to date with both of those matches.

  101. Get involved on 81111 - UK only

    Man United 0-0 West Ham

    SMS Message: 'Plenty of possession but no real penetration'. How long will it be before United finally sort this problem out? from Theo in London.
    Theo in London.
  102. Championship update

    Brighton’s hopes of going back to the top are looking shakey as they are 0-2 down at home to Charlton, who scored after just two minutes.

    Tom Adeyemi has doubled Leeds’ advantage just before the break at home to Hull, while Matt Mills also struck late in the half to get Nottingham Forest’s noses in front against Fulham.

    Table-propping Bolton are 1-1 with Cardiff, while Wolves are 2-1 up at struggling Rotherham after Danny Batth’s goal on 44 minutes.

  103. Post update

    Manchester United 0-0 West Ham

    Louis van Gaal

    Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal departed to the dressing rooms at half-time to a soundtrack of polite, but unenthusiastic applause.

    I'm not sure he will get the same if the scoreline remains blank at full-time.

  104. FA Cup second round shock?

    Eighth-tier Northwich Victoria have just gone in front at League Two Northampton.

    With 92 places separating the two sides, we could be heading for our first 'shock' of the round.

    Still another 45 minutes for things to change at Sixfields though.

    Elsewhere, there's been something of a shortage of goals, with only Portsmouth and Walsall in front.

    Six games are goalless at half-time. Follow live text commentary here.

  105. HALF-TIME

    Swansea 0-2 Leicester

  106. HALF-TIME

    Watford 1-0 Norwich

  107. HALF-TIME

    Arsenal 1-1 Sunderland

  108. Post update

    Watford 1-0 Norwich

    Please take a seat Ryan Bennett. The Norwich defender is planted on his pants by a lovely bit of skill from Odion Ighalo, but the Watford striker cannot beat Declan Rudd from a tight angle. 

  109. Post update

    Swansea 0-2 Leicester

    SMS Message: Great opportunity for Leicester to win the league and I've not even been on the sherry. from Paul Woolley. Coleorton.
    Paul Woolley. Coleorton.
  110. HALF-TIME

    Man Utd 0-0 West Ham

  111. HALF-TIME

    West Brom 1-1 Tottenham

  112. HALF-TIME

    Southampton 0-1 Aston Villa

    A scoreline even more embarrassing than the one in midweek?

  113. GOAL - Arsenal 1-1 Sunderland

    Olivier Giroud (OG)

    Own goal by Olivier Giroud

    Olivier Giroud looks skywards as the Sunderland players wheel away in celebration.

    The Arsenal striker - back defending in his own box - was decieved as Ola Toivonen dummies over the top of Yann M'Vila's free-kick.

    Giroud sticks out a foot and the ball flies off his toe and into the roof of his own net past a rooted Petr Cech.

  114. GOAL - Southampton 0-1 Aston Villa

    Joleon Lescott (44 mins)

    Well I never did! Aston Villa somehow take the lead as Southampton temporarily inherit their inability to defend! Villa win a corner which is whipped in, it's completely missed by a man at the front post and Joleon Lescott can't believe his luck as he is presented with a tap-in from three yards out.

    A massive goal!

    Joleon Lescott
  115. Post update

    Southampton 0-0 Aston Villa

    Remi Garde will be delighted with this scoreline. Villa could have been four nil down inside the opening 10 minutes but can they see it out until half time now?

  116. Gunners not firing on all cylinders

    Martin Keown

    Former Arsenal defender on Final Score

      "It's not been the greatest performance from Arsenal, sadly they are missing Sanchez."  

  117. Arsenal's opener

    Arsenal 1-0 Sunderland

    Arsenal's number 11, Mesut Ozil, provides the killer pass to expose an daydreaming DeAndre Yedlin and play in Joel Campbell (no. 28) for Arsenal's opener.

    Joel Campbell goal

    Man Utd 0-0 West Ham

    West Ham's run of attacking injuries continues as Victor Moses twangs a hamstring. On comes Michail Antonio. 

    United still not offering much.

  119. Post update

    Swansea 0-2 Leicester

    Swansea have gone back into their shell at the Liberty Stadium.

    Leonardo Ulloa has just passed up a fine chance for a Leicester third and Garry Monk is going to need some rhetoric to lift his side at the half-time break.

  120. Championship update

    Struggling MK Dons are behind at Brentford, who went ahead through Lasse Vibe on 20 minutes. Leeds have shaken off the pie-related protests to take the lead against Hull through Chris Wood.

  121. Post update

    Arsenal 1-0 Sunderland

    Garth Crooks

    Former Spurs striker on Final Score

    "When Arsenal play at home they play a lot of silky stuff, and sometimes as a forward that can be difficult to adjust to. A good finish by Joel Campbell."


    Watford 1-0 Norwich

    Odion Ighalo thinks he has his ninth league goal of the season. He is in for a nasty surprise.

    After clipping home on the half volley from Nyom's headed centre, the Watford striker looks up to see the offside flag raised.

    Looked a touch harsh that. He should have got the benefit of the doubt.

  123. GOAL - West Brom 1-1 Tottenham

    James McClean (39 mins)

    What was that about West Brom not looking dangerous?! Sack me now. They equalise as Darren Fletcher rolls back the years to drive to the byeline and stand up a delicious cross which is crying out to be attacked, James McClean obliges and meets with a thumping header into the roof of the net. No chance Hugo Lloris!

    James McClean
  124. Post update

    West Brom 0-1 Tottenham

    West Brom having a fair bit of territory now but do they look like scoring? Not really. They're not the only team who can say that though...

  125. Deeney's hot streak

    Watford 1-0 Norwich

    Martin Keown

    Former Arsenal defender on Final Score

    "It’s about what is between the ears. There has to be an arrogance about centre forwards, the good players I played with had that mentality."

  126. Post update

    'Interesting' defending from Joleon Lescott as the Villa centre-half stands to watch a cross go right by him inside the penalty area, Graziano Pelle stoops to head the ball on goal and Brad Guzan makes the save.

    Have you been watching 'The Hunt' on BBC One? You know how wildebeest look utterly doomed every time they are on screen? Villa's defence give me the same feeling...

  127. GOAL - Arsenal 1-0 Sunderland

    Joel Campbell (33 mins)

    Joel Campbell

    Arsenal had been all sideways passes and ponderous movement, but suddenly they pick a path through the Sunderland defence.

    Mesut Ozil gets his slide rule out and measures a lovely pass in behind DeAndre Yedlin for Joel Campbell to sprint onto and blast low past Costel Pantilimon.

    Campbell fetches a dummy out of his shorts to celebrate his goal. And presumably a new baby chez Campbell.

  128. FA Cup second round

    It's been a pretty quiet start to this afternoon's FA Cup second round but we do have a couple of goals to tell you about.

    Walsall have gone in front at fellow League One side Chesterfield thanks to a Jason Demetriou goal.

    Adam McGurk has given 2008 winners Portsmouth the lead over Accrington.

    The other seven games are goalless.

    Click here to follow live text commentary.

    Steve Morison Millwall Sido Jombati Wycombe
  129. Post update

    Man Utd 0-0 West Ham

    A familiar tale at Old Trafford - where Manchester United have had 60% of the ball without looking like scoring. Louis van Gaal didn't get Martin Keown's memo...

  130. 'Foxes mugging Swans'

    Swansea 0-2 Leicester

    Martin Keown

    Former Arsenal defender on Final Score

     "Swansea have good quality players, but they are being mugged today by Leicester. Teams don’t have to boss possession to win matches in the modern era."  

  131. Post update

    Swansea 0-2 Leicester

    Garth Crooks

    Former Spurs striker on Final Score

    "Swansea are on edge. They're a classic team on edge. They are not winning games, not scoring goals. 

    "You are looking for big characters now, who aren't afraid to have the ball in difficult areas. But they really are struggling. 

    "This is the same team that went to beat Chelsea this season."

  132. GOAL - Watford 1-0 Norwich

    Troy Deeney (pen)

    No mistake from Troy Deeney who trots up and rifles the ball into the top right-hand corner before Declan Rudd can do much more than twitch.

    That is five in his last six Premier League games for Deeney.

    Watford striker Troy Deeney
  133. Post update

    West Brom 0-1 Tottenham

    Roy Hodgson is in the house and he'll be pleased with how Spurs' English youngsters are showing up again. Dele Alli is fast becoming one of the players of the season. Euro 2016-bound?


    Watford 0-0 Norwich

    Odion Ighalo through, Alex Tettey clatters in and that is a clear spot-kick.

  135. Post update

    Southampton 0-0 Aston Villa

    Complete air shot! Aston Villa's best attack of the day sees Jordan Veretout skip down the right and cut the ball back to Rudy Gestede, eight yards out, totally misses the ball.

    Sums up Villa's season.

  136. How the goal was scored

    Swansea 0-2 Leicester

    The first one was simple, this was the Foxes back to their cunning, counter-attacking best, even though Riyad Mahrez looked suspiciously offside. 

    Riyad Mahrez
  137. Post update

    Arsenal 0-0 Sunderland

    Sam Allardyce

    Sunderland are giving as good as they are getting at the Emirates Stadium today.

    It takes a hurried tackle from Per Mertesacker to block Stephen Fletcher's route to goal. Not the paciest foot race the Premier League will see this season that one.

    The Arsenal fans are in library mode.

  138. Post update

    Swansea 0-2 Leicester

    Garth Crooks

    Former Spurs striker on Final Score

    "This is what Garry Monk has to say to his players at half-time: You are still in this game lads. One goal gets us right back in it, and from there we can win it. 

    "The supporters will be concerned about what is happening at the club, but there still has to be some perspective."

  139. Championship update


    Cardiff took the lead after 12 minutes through Tony Watt, but their lead was brief with Gary Madine equalizing for Bolton.

    The threatened walk-out after 17 minutes over the so-called ‘pie tax’ by Leeds fans at Elland Road has, by all accounts, been a bit of a damp squib. Their team are 0-0 with Hull as it stands.

  140. CLOSE!

    Swansea 0-2 Leicester

    And it could, perhaps should, be three and easy for Leicester.

    Riyad Mahrez on a first-half hat-trick bears down on Lukasz Fabianski once more, but his lofted effort is slapped down by the Pole.

    Garry Monk looks on and feels the pressure in the Swansea dugout.


    Man Utd 0-0 West Ham

    David de Gea

    West Ham so close to going ahead! There's a huge degree of uncertainty at the heart of the United defence and Mauro Zarate heads against the post - he didn't know too much about it in honesty - and Winston Reid then loops the rebound onto the crossbar.

    So close!

  142. Post update

    West Brom 0-1 Tottenham

    Spurs are above Arsenal in the as-it-stands table. Thought any Tottenham fans would like to know that nugget...

  143. GOAL - Swansea 0-2 Leicester

    Riyad Mahrez

    What do they say about Foxes and cunning?

    Just when they look like they are battening down the hatches, Leicester double their lead as N'Golo Kante release Riyad Mahrez in acres down the right and the midfielder cuts in to slot home his and his team's second.

    Leicester are three points clear at the top as it stands.

    Danny Drinkwater and Riyadh Mahrez
  144. Post update

    Man Utd 0-0 West Ham

    Nerve-jangling stuff at the back for Manchester United as David de Gea and his defence get in a confusion. Someone needs to get a name on it and they do, just in time! Encouraging stuff for the Hammers.

  145. Post update

    Swansea 0-1 Leicester

    Swansea are slowly forcing their way back into the game.

    Danny Drinkwater is given a stiff talking-to as he hacks away at the back of Wayne Routledge after getting caught on the wrong side of the Swansea man in midfield.

  146. 'Pulis must be doing his crust'

    West Brom 0-1 Tottenham

    Garth Crooks

    Former Spurs striker on Final Score

    "Tony Pulis must be doing his crust. Tottenham play in one ball, from 40 yards, and they lead. 

    "Dele Alli runs from deep, into the box between two centre-backs, and finishes with a volley. I want to know how the defenders allowed him such space."

  147. Fetch that!

    West Brom 0-1 Tottenham

    There's the big pass over the top - Toby Alderweireld with the spotter's badge...

    Deli Alli goal
  148. 'Remarkable Alli'

    West Brom 0-1 Spurs

    Martin Keown

    Former Arsenal defender on Final Score

     "Alli’s composure, his pace, his intelligence, I cannot believe he was a lower-league player a year ago. It’s remarkable, and no-one scores those kind of goals against West Brom."  

  149. CLOSE!

    Southampton 0-0 Aston Villa

    Rudy Gestede proving his worth in his own area as he hacks a shot off the line after Brad Guzan comes and flaps at a corner, and then Saints striker Sadio Mane heads the follow-up over the top.

    How are Southampton not ahead?! 

  150. Post update

    Arsenal 0-0 Sunderland