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Live Reporting

Gary Rose

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  1. Post update

    Still here? There's a game on! 

    Join Tom Rostance for coverage of Everton versus Manchester United in the semi-finals of the FA Cup and you can also watch the game on BBC One and online.

    See you later!

  2. 'One of Fabregas' best games'

    Bournemouth 1-4 Chelsea

    Chelsea boss Guus Hiddink: "We're very pleased with the performance, especially in the second half. It was a very open, entertaining game, Bournemouth have a very good build up and create good chances. We made some changes at half-time and after that we were very dominant. It was good discipline and good to see some players who have been absent recently, scoring goals."

    On Cesc Fabregas:"He is one of the few players who has this vision, he knows he can execute what he's creating and he's very effective. I think this was one of his best games for us. But there has to be a good balance of players around him in the team."

  3. Manager reaction

    Bournemouth 1-4 Chelsea

    Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe: "It was an even game, certainly for the first half I thought we were terrific - the difference between the sides was how they finished their goals. We created a number of chances but didn't have their clinical edge. Second half, they were better and I thought their attitude to the game was spot on, that's why it ended up being such a high quality game. They counter attack very well and caused us problems. We looked dangerous, but the speed of the counter attacking and the quality they showed was very high.

    "The beauty of our run-in, which is so tough on paper, is that we're learning all the time. We're still finding our feet at this level, they've been harsh lessons for us but hopefully we'll come out of it a better team."

  4. Video content

    Video caption: Liverpool 2-2 Newcastle: Liverpool denied 'clear penalty' - Klopp
  5. League Two results

    York City have been relegated from League Two. They lost 3-0 at Accrington meaning they can no longer catch Newport.

    At the other end of the table, the battle to join Northampton in gaining promotion remains tight. Accrington are second, one point ahead of Oxford United - who beat Hartlepool 2-0. In fourth and just one point behind Oxford are Bristol Rovers, who beat Exeter 3-1.

    Check out the full League Two results here.

  6. Manager reaction

    Aston Villa 2-4 Southampton

    Aston Villa caretaker-manager Eric Black, speaking to BBC Sport: “We created more chances. We had two or three chances, and if we’d taken them, we might have got something. But if we have to score five goals at home to win a game, then we’re going to be in for a tough challenge. We did get a response under difficult circumstances, but it wasn’t enough to win the game.

    “We conceded poor goals that put us on the back foot. There was a response, and credit for that, but on the day it wasn’t enough.

    “The fans are entitled to vent their displeasure. It’s not an ideal atmosphere, but it’s understandable, given the circumstances. We have to continue to be professional."

  7. League One results

    Wigan are on the verge of making an immediate return to the Championship after beating Southend 4-1. They are nine points clear of Walsall, who are joint third and, mathematically, could catch them with three games remaining. The Latics have a +12 goal difference on Walsall, however.

    Meanwhile, Colchester were relegated after losing 3-0 at home to Burton.

    Check out the full League One results here.

  8. Manager reaction

    Aston Villa 2-4 Southampton

    Southampton manager Ronald Koeman, speaking to BBC Sport: "Scoring four goals away from home is good but we conceded two and that is not like Southampton. We gave Villa the belief that they could get a better result. In the end, we were by far the better team. It was a good result finally, and we’re on to the next game.

    "Scoring goals was not a problem today, but in general we have been missing too many opportunities away from home. That is why we are a little way behind the fifth and sixth positions in the table.

    "It was difficult because it was a strange atmosphere - but even more so for the home team. It’s a shame that Aston Villa have been relegated because it is a great club and stadium. I hope they are back before too long."

  9. Manager reaction

    Liverpool 2-2 Newcastle

    Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez, speaking to Match of the Day: "My relationship with the [Liverpool] fans and club and city is good. It was very emotional at the beginning. Hopefully Liverpool can win the Europa League. Jurgen [Klopp] is doing a great job."

  10. Championship full time

    MK Dons' one-season stay in the Championship is over. They were relegated today after losing 4-1 at home to Brentford.

    That means the relegation places are decided in that division with Charlton and Bolton also going down.

    All the excitement is at the top of the division. Brighton beating Charlton 3-1 and Middlesbrough 0-0 draw with Ipswich means the Seagulls, Boro and Burnley are all level at the top on 87 points.

    For all the results head here.

  11. Manager reaction

    Liverpool 2-2 Newcastle

    Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez, speaking to Sky Sports: "I'm really pleased because of the passion and fight they showed. We changed two or three little things but we were still working hard and believed we could do it. A draw is fine for us at the moment. 

    "When you are bottom of the table and can still see this spirit and fight you have to be pleased. It's a bigger step for us because we can keep believing. every game now for us is massive. I have the Geordies and the Scousers on my side."   

  12. Manager reaction

    Liverpool 2-2 Newcastle

    Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, speaking to Match of the Day: "It was a clear penalty on Daniel Sturridge. i don't know why the referee didn't use the whistle.

    "There is nothing to criticise about attitude. Even when it was a draw I only saw chances on one side. Usually we should win a game in this situation but have to accept it. 

    "Nobody understands why they [Newcastle] are in the relegation zone."

    On defender Mamadou Sakho being investigated by Uefa after failing a drugs test: "We have made a statement and that's all we can say at this moment and want to say."

  13. Post update


    Here's how the bottom of the table looks at the moment. It could prove to be a big point for Newcastle come the end of the season.

  14. Post update

    Aston Villa 2-4 Southampton

    Southampton midfielder Dusan Tadic: “I think it doesn’t matter who scores goals and who provides assists; it matters that we won the game.

    “Villa were pushing for a second goal, but it was a nice goal from Shane and it really killed them off.

    “It’s nice to have Jay Rodriguez back. He’s a nice guy and a good player.”

  15. Manager reaction

    Liverpool 2-2 Newcastle

    Jurgen Klopp of Liverpool

    Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, speaking to Sky Sports: "No, I'm not angry. It doesn't feel like we won a point. It feels like we have lost it. It's not our best day.

    "It was an intensive game. Newcastle had two shots and two goals. We had a few more shots and could have scored more goals but didn't and have to take what we can get."

  16. Player reaction

    Aston Villa 2-4 Southampton

    Southampton forward Shane Long: “I thought it was a good performance. We could have scored a lot more. We’re happy with our performance.

    “I thought we dominated the game for a long time in the first half but then they put us under pressure. We had the quality to score a few more and we did.

    “We’re going for nine points out of our last three games, and we hope other results go our way and we get into Europe.”

  17. Player reaction

    Liverpool 2-2 Newcastle

    Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana, speaking to Match of the Day : "We were playing with confidence, maybe a bit too confident. [Scoring] means nothing when you don't get three points. We've been in good form lately and we see this as a minor blip."

  18. Race for the Spanish title

    Spanish La Liga

    Real Madrid went temporarily top of the La Liga table with a comeback victory against Rayo Vallecano a few minutes ago. 

    Now Atletico Madrid have the chance to overtake them when they host Malaga at 17:15 BST.

    We have live text commentary on that game here.

    (Barcelona will go back to the top if they beat Sporting Gijon later)

  19. Player reaction

    Liverpool 2-2 Newcastle

    Jack Colback applauds

    Newcastle United midfielder Jack Colback to Sky Sports: "It's a good point for us. Each one counts. At half-time we said we had to keep going and keep believing. We've been in positions like that this season where we've gone on and lost. But the belief is there and everyone working hard to for one another."

  20. Get Involved


    lfcway: Gifted Newcastle a point today. Feels like a defeat. Bigger game on Thursday though.

    KJtraining: Decent set of results for Newcastle, 2 points in games they were expecting to be rolled over in. Every chance of safety.