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Summary

  1. Foxes now three wins from winning Premier League
  2. Vardy scores twice in second half

Live Reporting

By Mike Henson

All times stated are UK

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  1. MOTD2 Extra is go

    MOTD2 Extra

    Match of the Day Two Extra is just about to go live on BBC Two.

    Don't reach for that remote though. You can get all the analysis and anticipation live from the studio right here.

    Have a bash on the live coverage tab or play icon at the top of this page.

    Lovely stuff.

  2. Get Involved

    Text us on 81111

    Today we'd like to hear about how you've marked your own amateur sporting successes. Tales of excess, debauchery, bonhomie and high farce very much welcome... 

    Dave Edwards, Boothstown: When Moston Cricket Club reached their first ever Greater Manchester Amateur Cricket League cup final, we booked a recording studio for two hours as every team needs a cup-final song. The result was 'Go Moston Go', written by player Sam 'Babbling' Brook. Sold over 200 copies. Won the cup final too. Couldn't get permission for the open top bus tour tho'...   

    World Cup 1982 team song
  3. Verratti in a hurry

    verratti

    Over in France, L'Equipe question whether Paris St-Germain are risking midfielder Marco Verratti's health with the eagerness to rush him back to full fitness for Tuesday's Champions League quarter-final against Manchester City.

  4. The race in Spain remains on

    Lionel Messi

    Much excitement in Spain where Real Madrid's 4-0 win over Eibar combined with Barcelona's 1-0 defeat by Real Sociedad means the Catalans' lead over their Clasico rivals is down to four points. 

    Atletico Madrid are sandwiched between the two, three points off the top.

    La Liga lives! screams Madrid-base Marca.

    Marca

    While Barcelona sportspaper Sport (does what it says on the tin) adopts the famous World War II public information poster to tell Luis Enrique's team to "keep calm and wake up".

    Sport
  5. Get Involved

    Text us on 81111 (UK only)

    Today we'd like to hear about how you've marked your own amateur sporting successes. Tales of excess, debauchery, bonhomie and high farce very much welcome... 

    Ben, Welwyn: Won a charity match at Upton Park managed by Big Sam himself. At the prize-giving ceremony afterwards Russell Brand happened to be there and presented us with our medals!   

  6. Sunday Express

    Sunday Express

    Chelsea seem to have learned their bargaining tactics from the rug-floggers of Marrakech.

    "One Eden Hazard, in grumpy form, for you sir, a bargain £80m."

    Real Madrid and Paris St-Germain are edging towards the door unless the price comes down to £60m say the Sunday Express.

  7. Sunday Telegraph

    Sunday Telegraph

    Time for a tour around the newsstands.

    The Sunday Telegraph splash their sport supplement with a big picture of Grand National-winning jockey David Mullins.

    But what is this lurking at the bottom?

    Apparently Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal is sticking his fingers in his ears, ignoring the Jose Mourinho chatter and planning his summer signings.

  8. Saturday's action

    Southampton 3-1 Newcastle

    Rafael Benitez

    Newcastle's home game against Swansea next weekend is now looking absolutely seismic.

    The Magpies were comfortably seen off by Southampton yesterday and are now six points, effectively seven with goal difference, from safety with time fast running out.

    "It important that everybody continues to believe. The anxiety is killing us sometimes," said boss Rafael Benitez.

    That and the woeful defending Rafa.

  9. Saturday's action

    Aston Villa 1-2 Bournemouth

    Aston Villa fans

    Aston Villa are almost out of their misery. Or is it just beginning?

    The 1982 European Cup winners could be relegated today if Sunderland beat Leicester.

    An eighth defeat on the trot - this time against Bournemouth - was played out against a backdrop of fan grumbling.

    The Cherries are up to 11th and safe as houses. Flip-flops on.

  10. Saturday's action

    West Ham 3-3 Arsenal

    Andy Carroll celebrate

    The ever-reliable Urban dictionary defines 'Spursy' as "to consistently and inevitably fail to live up to expectations, to bottle it".

    Might it be better applied to their north London neighbours now?

    Arsenal's 3-3 draw with West Ham contained all the Gunners' trademarks.

    Brilliant attacking football undermined by aerial feebleness at the back and a certain mental softness.

    Andy Carroll turned in one his bulldozer-best performances, ploughing through the Gunners rearguard to a hat-trick.

  11. Get Involved

    #bbcfootball and BBC Sport Facebook

    Steve Morrow

    Leicester City Council have reportedly started plotting the route for a possible title-winning parade.

    We want to hear today about how you marked your own amateur sporting successes.

    Tales of excess, debauchery, bonhomie and high farce very much welcome.

    Send them in on #bbcfootball, the BBC Sport Facebook page or 81111 by text from UK phones.

  12. BBC today

    BBC Sport

    Mark Lawrenson

    Plenty of pre-match chat to chew on in MOTD2 Extra where former West Ham, Manchester City and QPR winger Trevor Sinclair and Mark Lawrenson will be shooting the breeze.

    That lights up the BBC Two and 5 live pylons at 12:15 BST.

    Live commentary from White Hart Lane on Tottenham v Manchester United follows on 5 live from 16:00 BST.

  13. Premier League programme

    John Motson

    So this is how we go in the Premier League today. Have a hit whichever game you fancy to see team news, stats, managers' wise words and Match of the Day commentators' thoughts.

    Sunderland v Leicester City (13:00 BST)

    Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United (16:00 BST)

    Liverpool v Stoke City (16:00 BST)

    * - Match previews may contain less Motty than illustration suggests.

  14. Post update

    Liverpool v Stoke (16:00 BST)

    Jurgen Klopp

    After the 'Kloppico' away to Borussia Dortmund on Thursday, Liverpool have a tight turnaround back to the nitty-gritty of Premier League business at Anfield today.

    Stoke - one place and two points better off in eighth - are the opposition.

    Plenty of attacking flair on either side, but it has not particularly lit up any of the teams' three meetings so far this season.

    Liverpool won 1-0 at the Britannia Stadium on the opening day of the season and again in the first leg of the Capital One Cup semi-final, with Stoke getting the better of the same scoreline in the second leg.

  15. 'Spurs need a new Korsten'

    Tottenham v Man Utd (16:15 BST)

    Guy Mowbray

    BBC Match of the Day commentator

    "It's time for Spurs to find another Willem Korsten. 'Who!?' some younger readers might say*.

    "Well, he scored twice the last time Spurs beat United at home - in 2001. In the 15 years since, the Red Devils have made 14 unbeaten visits to White Hart Lane.

    "This should be a tougher trip against the second favourites for the title. Long gone are the days when Sir Alex Ferguson could motivate United for such a game with 'Lads…it's Tottenham!'

    "Every weekend from now until the final day of the season, Spurs will play after Leicester have done. Will that bring added pressure? Would-be champions must show that it's welcome."

  16. 'Spursy'?

    Tottenham v Man Utd (16:00 BST)

    Sir Alex Ferguson

    "Lads, it’s Tottenham."

    That was Sir Alex Ferguson's three-word team-talk to his Manchester United side as they lined up against another talented, but flaky Spurs side in the mid-noughties.

    But this Tottenham side is different.

    They have the best defence in the league, having conceded just 25 times.

    They have the best goalscorer in the league - Harry Kane leads the charts with 22.

    They may well need to beat Manchester United at teatime today to keep their hopes of a first title in 55 years realistic.

  17. Premier League table

    Premier League

    This is the state of play at the top of the table.

    It still just doesn't look right with Leicester exposed to the elements at the top there.

    Like Donald Trump without his blond bouffant.

    Donald Trump
  18. Flying foxes

    Leicester title parade

    Had Leicester City Council approached their football club about a title parade in December, January, even February - it would have been seen as similarly optimistic.

    Surely football's financial gravity would finally catch up with the Foxes?

    But it hasn't. Leicester could move 10 points clear at the top of the Premier League with victory over Sunderland today.

    They would need just nine points from their final five games to be sure of the title.

    And plans are now reportedly afoot to organise the unlikeliest victory parade in history. 

  19. Towering ambition

    Tatlin's Tower

    In 1919, Soviet architect Vladimir Tatlin made an ambitious plan.

    As a celebration of the Bolshevik revolution he designed a 400m high tower, containing four smaller geometric structures - each of which would rotate at a different rate - while visitors would be carried to the top via a network of funicular railways.

    It would have dwarfed the Eiffel Tower. And required more steel than post-revolution Russia could ever have afforded. 

    Make that an overambitious plan. The closest Tatlin ever got was a scale model.