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Live Reporting

Tom Rostance and Shamoon Hafez

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  1. Goodbye

    So Aston Villa officially remain in the Premier League, while second-bottom Newcastle lose again.

    Crystal Palace managed their first victory of 2016 and Arsenal's title challenge is put to bed for another year.

    Head here to stay across the Man City v West Brom game

    We are back tomorrow for Sunday football with the Premier League leaders Leicester in action.

    Until then.

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    Crystal Palace 1-0 Norwich

    Crystal Palace's Yannick Bolasie plays his part in celebrating Jason Puncheon's winner at Selhurst Park.

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    Aston Villa 1-2 Bournemouth

    Callum Wilson, returning after a lengthy injury lay-off, is Bournemouth's joint-top scorer in the league this season on five, but Steve Cook's goal takes him to within one of the striker.

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    Swansea 1-0 Chelsea

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    Crystal Palace 1-0 Norwich

    Palace face Everton in the Premier League at Selhurst Park on Wednesday evening.

  7. 'Fine margins'

    Crystal Palace 1-0 Norwich

    Norwich City

    Norwich manager Alex Neil: "It was down to fine margins, there wasn't much in the game. You could see what was at stake for both sides and there weren't many clear cut chances for either side.

    "Matt Jarvis was adamant at half-time that it was a penalty but it was difficult for me to see. 

    "I wouldn't put it down to nerves, it was just that nobody wants to make a mistake. You are just hoping to make the breakthrough first." 

  8. Joe Hart, England's weak link?

    Javel Bleach: Is Joe Hart turning into England's weakest link?

    Anthony Muindi: Isn't it time we started calling him Calamity Hart?

    Andrew Priestley: The state of Samir Nasri's hair! Almost as bad a Joe Hart's goalkeeping for that opening goal. Not at the near post man!!   

    Samir Nasri
  9. GOAL - Man City 1-1 West Brom

    Sergio Aguero (18 mins)

    No problems for Sergio Aguero, who tucks home the penalty on his 200th appearance for Manchester City.

    Follow live text commentary of the game here


    Man City 0-1 West Brom

    Hero to zero. 

    West Brom goalscorer Stephane Sessegnon brings down Aleksandar Kolarov to concede a penalty...

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    Crystal Palace 1-0 Norwich

    Crystal Palace midfielder Yohan Cabaye looks to have made one young fan's day.

  12. 'We need to show FA Cup form'

    Watford 1-1 Everton

    Watford manager Quique Sanchez Flores: “It’s like we forgot a little to be competitive in the Premier League. We were competitive in the FA Cup and it’s time to recuperate that power - this team has played really well this season.

    “It was a fair result. The most important thing for us was to have the feeling that we had the legs and the power. So I’m happy.

    “The players knew the plan of defending high and sometimes creating opportunities in attack.

    “It was important to score as we didn't deserve to go into half time behind. It was very hard for us, it was nice we were able to draw level before half time.”

  13. 'We have to score more'

    Southampton 3-1 Newcastle


    Southampton manager Ronald Koeman, speaking to BBC Sport: "The performance was not everything I wanted, because I think in the second half, we had to score more goals. We created good chances. The key to winning was how we started, with a good spirit and a high tempo.

    "It's all about how you start the game. We know the situation of Newcastle. If you give them the belief at the start, it can be very dangerous. A fast goal gave us the boost to continue. There was good movement and good goals.

    "Normally at 3-0 up, you win the game. It's important to keep the belief. We had to score more goals, because there were enough chances to score more than three.

    "It's fantastic to see Jay Rodriguez back, first of all for the player. He worked very hard to come back. It's up to the manager to give him that game time. He will be a very good player uin the future for us. It's important for Jay to get that game time to improve. That will not happen in one or two weeks. You need more time for that.

    "That's good that we have options in attack now. That's what you like to have as a manager,  It's good news for Jay that he is back.

    "He played twice after the Under-21s before he returned. He needs game time, and then he will be the Jay that we know."

  14. GOAL - Man City 0-1 West Brom

    Stephane Sessegnon (6 mins)

    Oh hello.

    Didn't expect to see this. England number one Joe Hart won't want to see this one again, beaten at his near post. He should really be doing much better.

    James McClean's cross to the far post finds Stephane Sessegnon, who takes a touch before smashing a low finish into the net.

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  15. 'We were not sharp enough'

    Swansea 1-0 Chelsea

    Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink: "Every defeat hurts but everyone knows the situation we are in, so there's a positive side to bringing in youngsters and seeing what they can do. We defended poorly and gave Gylfi Sigurdsson a very free chance. We were attacking, attacking, but in the final third we were not sharp enough."

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    Crystal Palace 1-0 Norwich

    Crystal Palace

    Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew: "I was tense today. I don't normally get tense but you could sense it in our team. I was as nervous today as I have ever been in football. Sometimes the media can keep drilling it into you and in the end you are carrying that burden. I wanted to calm them down at half-time and they delivered for me.

    "We handled the last period of the game well. Our fans were magnificent and we wanted to reward them.

    "It was a robust challenge from Delaney, to say the least. We had the best referee in trhe Premier League and he didn't say it was a penalty so I'll go with that.

    "I'm close to Jason Puncheon, we were together at Southampton and his rapid rise to the top of the game has been a delight for me to watch. He has got our most important goal of the season today and it couldn't happen to a nicer guy.

    "We are four points from midtable and that is where we should be. If we can finish as high as we can then we can still get 11th. That's what we want to hunt down."

  17. KICK-OFF

    Man City 0-0 West Brom

    City striker Sergio Aguero needs help from team-mate Fabian Delph to do his top button.

    Under way at a wet/soaked/drenched Etihad Stadium.

    Follow live text commentary of the match here

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    Southampton 3-1 Newcastle

  19. "We showed character in second half"

    Southampton 3-1 Newcastle

    Newcastle United

    Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez speaking to BBC Sport: "To be fair, the last three games have been the same. I've been saying the same thing. Second half we did much better but I'm really disappointed with the first half. Everyone needs to know that we have a lot of people behind us and so we need to give everything.

    "Normally when you are in the position we are in, when you start the game conceding a goal, it's not the best. We have to show more character like we did in the second half. We have four more games at home and we will need everyone's support there. In the second half, the team showed we had character.

    "Away we are not doing well. At home we have the fans behind us and we need them. It's not the time to criticise. We have six games to play and everyone is important.

    "It important that everybody continues to believe. The anxiety is killing us sometimes. If we can control these things then things will change."

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    Man City v West Brom (17:30 BST)

    Five minutes until kick off at the Etihad Stadium.

    Absolutely teaming it down in Manchester. Hope the players have got their waterproofs on.