FA Cup & Premier League as it happened

Live text and radio commentary as Man City thrash Barnsley in the FA Cup after vital Premier League wins for Aston Villa and QPR.

9 March 2013 Last updated at 19:57

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  1. 1955: 

    The last cup tie today was barely a contest but expect two very different games tomorrow. We begin with the all-Championship clash between Millwall and Blackburn before there is the small matter of Manchester United's game against Chelsea.

    For those looking for their Premier League fix, we have Tottenham's mouth-watering trip to Liverpool as well as Newcastle's game with Stoke.

    My colleague Tom Rostance will be the man guiding you through the action. Have a great night.

  2. 1950:  
    BBC Sport's Chris Bevan at Etihad Stadium:Manchester City 5-0 Barnsley

    "All too easy for hat-trick hero Carlos Tevez and Manchester City, who cruise into the FA Cup semi-finals. Barnsley gave it their best shot but they were totally out-played from start to finish."

  3. 1947:  
    MOTD's Simon Brotherton at Carrow Road:Norwich 0-0 Southampton

    "It was almost the last kick of game. Mauricio Pochettino's team were one kick away from losing the match, but ultimately it didn't matter because the goalkeeper made the save.

    "It looked a very harsh penalty, it was a very big call for Mark Clattenburg and Southampton so nearly ended up empty handed."

  4. 1946:  
    MOTD's Jonathan Pearce at Loftus Road:QPR 3-1 Sunderland

    "QPR played so well at times. There were good performances all round and good work rate. They thoroughly deserved this one."

  5. 1946:  
    MOTD's Guy Mowbray at Madejski Stadium:Reading 1-2 Aston Villa

    "A crucial result for Aston Villa and one that really does leave you with the feeling that they might, just might, have enough to get out of this.

    "For Reading? To coin a phrase from Dad's Army, they looked doomed. That was the fifth straight defeat, four in the league, and now they face trips to Manchester United and Arsenal."

  6. 1945:  
    MOTD's John Motson at The Hawthorns:West Brom 2-1 Swansea

    "West Brom win after going behind in the first half and on an afternoon of many incidents, we have three to look back on. Romelu Lukaku's missed penalty, the own goal by Jonathan de Guzman which has settled the game and at the end the Swansea players were going up to the referee about the disallowed goal. I can understand why."

  7. 1943:  
    BBC Sport chief football writer Phil McNulty at Goodison Park:Everton 0-3 Wigan

    "Will this defeat prove to be a defining day for Everton manager David Moyes as he considers his long-term future? This was a wretched, lifeless effort from his players. The quality of Wigan's display was reflected in the way Everton's bitterly disappointed supporters stayed behind to applaud them off at the end."

  8. 1942: 

    So that is that on a day that began with a FA Cup shock, was filled with tense relegation battles in the middle and ended with the simplest of FA Cup victories for Manchester City...

  9. 1941:  
    BBC Sport's Chris Bevan at Etihad Stadium:Manchester City 5-0 Barnsley

    "Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini on whether Carlos Tevez's arrest affected the striker: "If it has this effect on him, I hope the police can stop him every day."

  10. 1939: 
    Manchester City 5-0 Barnsley

    Barnsley manager David Flitcroft on ESPN: "I have a dressing room of players who agreed we came up against world stars. The physicality and desire of their team is incredible.

    "If they are the second best team in the country, I would not want to face Manchester United.

    "I got the balance of the team wrong in the first half as I played too many pressers and not enough passers. We will draw what we can from this game."

  11. 1939: 
    Manchester City 5-0 Barnsley

    Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini on ESPN: "I am very pleased. We scored very quickly and scored three in the first half, after that it was finished.

    "In this game it is important that both striker score goals but sometimes it is impossible like today for Edin Dzeko. Three goals for Carlos Tevez is great for him."


    James Hancock: "Can I remind people that 5-0 is not a cricket score."

    Usama Zafar: "What Wigan did with Everton wasn't that of a cupset, as Wigan always play like champions after February!"

    Rhys Barker: "Scott Sinclair was more noticeable on the bench than he has been on the pitch..."

  13. 1931: 
    Manchester City 5-0 Barnsley

    From the Barnsley perspective, little was expected of them but they gave even less in a performance devoid of any belief. As I mentioned earlier, League One Brentford offered much more against Chelsea.

    This evening, they came up against a committed Manchester City side who were determined not to become headline news in a season full of 'cupsets'.

  14. 1925: 
    Manchester City 5-0 Barnsley

    So, Manchester City are into the FA Cup semi-finals for only the second time in 32 years after dispatching Barnsley.

    When they last got there, it ended rather well for them...

  15. 1920:  
    Kevin Kilbane, former Everton and Wigan defender at Etihad Stadium for BBC Radio 5 live:Manchester City 5-0 Barnsley

    "In the opening minutes of the game Manchester City blew Barnsley away. The Tykes couldn't get near them and couldn't live with them. It was such a dominant City performance, and with an FA Cup semi-final at Wembley, big times are ahead."

    You can listen to reaction to all of today's matches on BBC Radio 5 live right now.

  16. 1919: 
    FULL-TIME- Manchester City 5-0 Barnsley
  17. 1918: 
    Manchester City 5-0 Barnsley

    The fourth official shows mercy on Barnsley as he puts up his board to show just one minute of added time despite a raft of substitutions and goals.

  18. 1917: 
    Manchester City 5-0 Barnsley

    If Manchester City play like this in the remaining weeks of the Premier League season they definitely could keep runaway leaders Manchester United honest.

    They were relentless at the start and consummately professional since.

  19. 1915:  
    Kevin Kilbane, former Everton and Wigan defender at Etihad Stadium for BBC Radio 5 live:Manchester City 5-0 Barnsley

    "Brilliant play from Milner, a wonderful strike and Luke Steele couldn't get anywhere near it. Milner has been great for City recently. He has grown in confidence, feel likes he belongs, and his form has catapulted City into this good run."

    You can listen to live commentary of Man City v Barnsley on BBC Radio 5 live right now.

  20. 1913: 
    HITS THE WOODWORK- Manchester City 5-0 Barnsley

    What a strike by James Milner! The substitute cuts in from the right flank and drives a shot onto the far post with Luke Steele well beaten.

  21. 1912: 
    Manchester City 5-0 Barnsley

    Barnsley string several passes together in a move which ends with Marlon Harewood shooting wide on the stretch. Each pass was greeted with an "ole", that is the kind of jovial territory we are now into here.


    LudaChris: "Some perspective please. This is a Barnsley side who have also conceded five to a poor Bristol City. Doesn't make Man City class."

    Chris Harvey: "Has a league champion ever had an easier run to a semi-final? Presumably City will be facing Millwall/Blackburn next..."

    Michael Gaunt: "Tevez asked to come off early so he could catch his bus home..."

  23. 1908:  
    Kevin Kilbane, former Everton and Wigan defender at Etihad Stadium for BBC Radio 5 live:Everton 0-3 Wigan

    "I was so surprised by that Everton result in the other quarter-final. They have been excellent recently, but Wigan blew them away in that four minute spell. But really impressive from Wigan, especially in the first half."

    You can listen to live commentary of Man City v Barnsley on BBC Radio 5 live right now.

  24. 1906: 
    Manchester City 5-0 Barnsley

    There is just over 10 minutes left and the game has long ticked over into testimonial pace.

  25. 1904: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Manchester City 5-0 Barnsley

    There is a slight downer for hat-trick hero Carlos Tevez as he wanders off the pitch with a frown on his face to be replaced by James Milner.

    The Argentine seemed to have previously gestured to the bench that he had picked up a slight injury.

  26. 1902: 
    Manchester City 5-0 Barnsley

    I would not back against Manchester City from racing past six goals considering how dominant they have been against Barnsley.

    Of course, that is no surprise given the chasm between the teams, but again, I have to reiterate that the Premier League champions have impressively swatted Barnsley's challenge aside.

    Remember, in the last round it took a replay for similarly resourced Chelsea to see off League One Brentford.

  27. 1858: 
    Manchester City 5-0 Barnsley

    Statisticians Opta: "Manchester City haven't scored six goals in an FA Cup game since beating Norwich 6-0 in January 1981."

  28. 1856: 
    Manchester City 5-0 Barnsley

    Andy Jones: "It is ironic that ex-umpire Dickie Bird was interviewed before the game - this is a cricket score!"

  29. 1855:  
    Kevin Kilbane, former Everton and Wigan defender at Etihad Stadium for BBC Radio 5 live:Manchester City 5-0 Barnsley

    "David Silva got the initial strike away and it is well saved by Luke Steele, but Silva collected the ball on his knee and hit it home. We said at half-time this game could end five or six nil..."

    You can listen to live commentary of Man City v Barnsley on BBC Radio 5 live right now.

  30. 1852: 
    GOAL- Manchester City 5-0 Barnsley - David Silva (64 mins)

    Yaya Toure wins the ball and springs Manchester City up the pitch.

    After following up his pass by gliding into the area, David Silva walks the ball into the goal after his initial shot from close-range is palmed back into his path.

  31. 1850: 
    Manchester City 4-0 Barnsley

    Ryan Tunnicliffe shows an excellent turn of the pace as he drives through the middle of the Manchester City defence. After leaving Pablo Zabaleta in his wake, the Manchester United loanee is denied a goal on enemy territory by the legs of Costel Pantilimon.

  32. 1847: 
    Manchester City 4-0 Barnsley

    It is unlikely that Edin Dzeko is going to get a hat-trick in the last half an hour but the Bosnian goes for the best goal of the day as he attempts to chip Barnsley keeper Luke Steele after delicately taking down a long ball from the back.


    Sham Gallagher: "A well-deserved hat trick for Tevez."

    Tommy Good: "Got to feel for the lads coming of for Barnsley at four down..."

    Jim Harrison: "Re John (1833) There must be some cracking pub teams in Chatham! From a Barnsley fan."

  34. 1846: 
    Manchester City 4-0 Barnsley

    Barnsley substitute Jacob Mellis has looked very lively since coming on. He first forces a free-kick after a driving run, before hitting a dipping shot from the edge of the area after the following free-kick is not properly cleared.

  35. 1844: 
    Manchester City 4-0 Barnsley

    Statisticians Opta: "Carlos Tevez has now scored six hat-tricks since moving to England, five of them for Manchester City."

  36. 1840: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Manchester City 4-0 Barnsley

    Barnsley are four goals down so there is probably no better time to chance your arm and make three substitutions.

    For Manchester City, forgotten man Scott Sinclair is given a run out.

  37. 1839:  
    Kevin Kilbane, former Everton and Wigan defender at Etihad Stadium for BBC Radio 5 live:Manchester City 4-0 Barnsley

    "Samir Nasri got away from Kelvin Etuhu, got top the byline, pulled it back and Carlos Tevez finished in the centre. But it was poor play by Etuhu to allow Nasri to get away from him on the wing."

    You can listen to live commentary of Man City v Barnsley on BBC Radio 5 live right now.

  38. 1837: 
    GOAL- Manchester City 4-0 Barnsley - Carlos Tevez (49 mins)

    Manchester City have started in second gear but Samir Nasri picks out Carlos Tevez in the area who goes full throttle to steer his shot into the bottom corner of the goal. There is the hat-trick for the Argentine, and the end I promise to the laboured driving references.

  39. 1835: 
    YELLOW CARD- Manchester City 3-0 Barnsley

    It is Manchester United on Manchester City as loanee Ryan Tunnicliffe clatters into Aleksandar Kolarov. The Barnsley midfielder wins the ball but his challenge was of the too vigorous variety and he rightly goes into the referee's notebook.

  40. 1835: 
    Manchester City 3-0 Barnsley

    Barnsley manager David Flitcroft is staring intently at a tactics board at the start of the second half. It will have to be something pretty revolutionary to get his team back into this most one-sided of contests.

  41. 1833: 
    KICK-OFF- Manchester City 3-0 Barnsley

    Here we go for the second half...


    Tom from Worcester: "Kolo Toure has been terrific recently, seems to be in top shape."

    John in Chatham: "Here we go. City this, City that. Get a grip, it's Barnsley! Might as well be the local pub team."

    Mich: "Does Scott Sinclair have a nameplate above his seat on the subs bench? Can't even get a game against Barnsley!"

  43. 1830:  
    Match of the Day host Gary Lineker:Manchester City 3-0 Barnsley

    "They'll be queuing up to give Tevez a lift home after this performance."

  44. 1830: 
    Manchester City 3-0 Barnsley

    That last entry refers to a driving charge picked up by Carlos Tevez. He is also among the goals at the moment, and you would not back against him adding to his five goal haul in his last four games.

  45. 1827:  
    BBC Sport's Chris Bevan at Etihad Stadium:Manchester City 3-0 Barnsley

    "The Manchester City fans are singing "Carlos Tevez, he drives when he wants" but I'm 'steering' clear of that one..."

    Carlos Tevez
  46. 1826:  
    BBC Sport chief football writer Phil McNulty at Goodison Park:Everton 0-3 Wigan

    "Not revisiting my old 'Fellaini not influential enough in big games' argument as he has proved me wrong on quite a few occasions this season.

    "But when Everton needed him today Fellaini was nowhere to be seen and he almost played in a daze. Something the fans were keen to point out."

  47. 1825: 
    Everton 0-3 Wigan

    Everton's abysmal display was best summed up by the rancorous reaction that greeted star midfielder Marouane Fellaini as he was substituted following a listless 67 minutes on the pitch.

  48. 1824: 
    Everton 0-3 Wigan

    Wigan midfielder Jordi Gomez was one of the goalscorers and the Spaniard hopes the result could be a boost for their Premier League survival hopes: "Making history, Wembley there we go. Big performance by the team. Next game, Newcastle at home - let's keep the standards. Enjoy it."

  49. 1823: 
    Everton 0-3 Wigan

    Let's rewind the clock to Wigan's shock 3-0 victory at Goodison Park earlier today. A mad few minutes in the first half saw Wigan race into a three-goal lead that was not threatened by an awful Everton.

  50. 1819:  
    Kevin Kilbane, former Everton and Wigan defender at Etihad Stadium for BBC Radio 5 live:Manchester City 3-0 Barnsley

    "Manchester City have looked strong and they started well. Since Carlos Tevez got the first they've gone from strength to strength. They all want the ball and it's been very comfortable, and they could have got five or six in that first half."

    You can listen to live commentary of Man City v Barnsley on BBC Radio 5 live right now.

  51. 1817:  
    BBC Sport's Chris Bevan at Etihad Stadium:Manchester City 3-0 Barnsley

    "Manchester City are strolling into the FA Cup semi-finals and Barnsley look very much like the worst team in the Championship - which they are after results elsewhere today.

    "The result no longer looks in doubt, and the only question remaining is how many goals City will score in the second half."

  52. 1817: 
    HALF-TIME- Manchester City 3-0 Barnsley

    Ellis Hatch: "Let's be honest, did anyone expect any different at the Etihad?"

    Jack Harrison: "Kolarov is an abysmal left back. He only looks world class when he has nothing to do."

    Austin Bobmanuel: "Come on Barnsley, make a fist of it."

  54. 1815: 
    Manchester City 3-0 Barnsley

    If this was a boxing contest, the towel would have been thrown in long ago. Manchester City are too strong, too fast and too incisive for their lowly opponents as the first half ticks into injury-time.

  55. 1814:  
    BBC Sport 's Chris Bevan at Etihad Stadium:Manchester City 3-0 Barnsley

    "The Manchester City fans are asking their Barnsley counterparts 'why are you still here?' The fans respond but on the pitch the contest is over."

  56. 1814:  
    Kevin Kilbane, former Everton and Wigan defender at Etihad Stadium for BBC Radio 5 live:Manchester City 3-0 Barnsley

    "Things are not happening for Barnsley right now. They just can't create chances and City are enjoying themselves. Barnsley can't string together five or six passes."

    You can listen to live commentary of Man City v Barnsley on BBC Radio 5 live right now.

  57. 1809: 
    Everton 0-3 Wigan

    It is safe to say Manchester City are Wembley bound, where they could meet delighted Wigan striker Franco Di Santo: "Very good game from the team in all aspects against Everton. Wembley there we go!"

  58. 1808: 
    Manchester City 3-0 Barnsley
    Man City

    I bet there is a contrast in emotions currently in the Etihad hospitality areas. Manchester City executive Patrick Vieira will have to be at his magnanimous best as he consoles Barnsley fanatic and legendary former cricket umpire Dickie Bird.

  59. 1808: 
    Manchester City 3-0 Barnsley

    Who needs the injured Sergio Aguero when Carlos Tevez is playing like this? The Argentine collects the ball, swivels around, and hits a shot from the edge of the box which is well saved by Luke Steele.


    Alex Murray: "City running riot at the Etihad."

    Paul Grimes: "Kolarov should be playing every game for Man City, if not instead of Clichy, then on the wing."

    Iain Mallory: "Form is temporary, class is permanent - Man City get a third. Barnsley are looking at a thrashing here."

  61. 1805:  
    Kevin Kilbane, former Everton and Wigan defender at Etihad Stadium for BBC Radio 5 live:Manchester City 3-0 Barnsley

    "The third was a poor goal for Barnsley to concede. David Silva received the ball and there were six players around him, but no-one made a challenge.

    "That goal was totally avoidable. Once the ball was fed to Carlos Tevez he shimmed and jinked and got his shot away. Goalkeeper Luke Steele can do nothing about these goals today, and will be disappointed in his back four."

    You can listen to live commentary of Man City v Barnsley on BBC Radio 5 live right now.

  62. 1804: 
    Manchester City 3-0 Barnsley

    It really would be an error to just look at the opposition and dismiss the quality of this Manchester City performance. They are playing with a relentless, and impressive, intent that has squashed any hope of another FA Cup upset.

  63. 1801: 
    GOAL- Manchester City 3-0 Barnsley - Carlos Tevez (31 mins)

    Manchester City are in electric form so far. A great team move sees David Silva played into space in the box.

    The Spaniard schemer picks out Carlos Tevez with a smart pass who does ever so well to turn and slot in his fifth goal in four games despite the close attentions of the Barnsley defence.

  64. 1800: 
    Manchester City 2-0 Barnsley

    This game has all the hallmarks now of the previous round when Manchester City blew away fellow Championship opposition Leeds in the early stages. Roberto Mancini's side have certainly impressed with their focus so far.

    Two goals down at Etihad Stadium is a huge ask for any team in the world, yet alone a Barnsley side in the relegation zone of the division below.

  65. 1756: 
    GOAL- Manchester City 2-0 Barnsley - Aleksandar Kolarov (27 mins)

    Manchester City break up the pitch and Carlos Tevez drives an excellent low cross into the path of the onrushing Aleksandar Kolarov who blasts his effort into the bottom corner of the goal.

  66. 1754: 
    Norwich 0-0 Southampton

    Southampton defender Luke Shaw, who was adjudged to have fouled Grant Holt: "It was never a penalty, and if it was I would be the first one to say it was a penalty. But it was a great save from Artur Boruc and thanks to the fans for the support."

  67. 1754: 
    Norwich 0-0 Southampton

    Speaking about his reaction to the penalty decision, Pochettino said: "What was said on the pitch [to referee Mark Clattenburg] stays on the pitch, I fully respect referees. I understand they have a job to do but also me and the staff have a job to do as well."

  68. 1753: 
    Norwich 0-0 Southampton

    There is a lull at Etihad Stadium so I will take the opportunity to revisit a contentious ending in Norwich's scoreless draw with Southampton.

    The game's key moment came when Luke Shaw was harshly judged to have felled Norwich's Grant Holt in the area. The striker may have missed his penalty but Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino's anger was not quelled by that.

  69. 1750: 
    Manchester City 1-0 Barnsley

    There is a loud bellow from the Barnsley technical area of "stop the cross". Easier said than done when the club's defenders are camped in their own area.

  70. 1749:  
    BBC Sport's Chris Bevan at Etihad Stadium:Manchester City 1-0 Barnsley

    "It will be interesting to see how Barnsley react tactically to going behind early on. David Flitcroft's side came out with the intention to frustrate by defending in depth and in numbers, but keeping tabs on the movement of the likes of David Silva was always going to be a big ask.

    "City have continued to stretch their back-line since taking the lead. Marlon Harewood and Chris Dagnall are plugging away up front for the Tykes but other than a couple of corners, their attacking threat has been minimal."

  71. 1747: 
    Manchester City 1-0 Barnsley

    It will not surprise you when I say the huge gap between the clubs is very evident. If I was a Manchester City fan, I would already be booking my train tickets for the trip down to Wembley.

  72. 1743:  
    Kevin Kilbane, former Everton and Wigan defender at Etihad Stadium for BBC Radio 5 live:Manchester City 1-0 Barnsley

    "Just the start that City wanted from a really good flicked pass from Yaya Toure that Barnsley couldn't deal with.

    Luke Steele saved well but once it bounced back off the post Carlos Tevez did really well to follow up and finish. But what a brilliant ball from Toure, flicking it over the heads of the back four. He was instrumental in that goal."

    You can listen to live commentary of Man City v Barnsley on BBC Radio 5 live right now.

  73. 1740: 
    GOAL- Manchester City 1-0 Barnsley - Carlos Tevez (11 mins)

    You can also go over a packed defence. Yaya Toure chips in a delightful ball from centre midfield with the outside of his boot that is volleyed on to the post by David Silva.

    Carlos Tevez is then on point to poke in the rebound to give Manchester City the early lead they craved.

    Carlos Tevez

    Ruridh Allen: "£20m+ in January transfer fees says Harry Redknapp should be doing a lot, lot better. Remember, they are still bottom."

    Alexander Shahbazi: "Surprised with all the 'Arry bashing. Hughes had the same budget, if not more, and he couldn't get anything at all out of QPR."

    Michael Cowlishaw: "If Norwich can get a draw and a win between now and the end of April, they'll be safe!"

  75. 1739: 
    Manchester City 0-0 Barnsley

    That tactic, of course, leads to space out wide and Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko heads over on the stretch.

  76. 1738: 
    Manchester City 0-0 Barnsley

    It is an end-to-end affair so far at Etihad Stadium as Barnsley look to strike against their vaunted opponents on the break.

    Manchester City will not be handed an easy route to goal judging by David Flitcroft's tactics. On the last attack by the hosts, nine Barnsley players packed their own penalty area.

  77. 1735: 
    Reading 1-2 Aston Villa

    Aston Villa striker Andreas Weimann: "Massive three points today against Reading! Fans were brilliant again! Up the Villa!"

    Paul Lambert
  78. 1734: 
    Manchester City 0-0 Barnsley

    Statisticians Opta: "Manchester City have scored a total of 15 goals in their last three games against Barnsley."

  79. 1734:  
    Kevin Kilbane, former Republic of Ireland defender at Etihad Stadium for BBC Radio 5 live:Manchester City 0-0 Barnsley

    "A good start by Barnsley. Marlon Harewood and Dickson Etuhu pushed Manchester City's defence backwards and forced a corner. Very impressive."

  80. 1732: 
    Manchester City 0-0 Barnsley

    It is almost a dream start for Barnsley as they force a corner within seconds of the kick-off. After the ball is swung in, it is cleared to Manchester United loanee Ryan Tunnicliffe, but he screws his volleyed effort wide from the edge of the area.

  81. 1731:  
    BBC Sport 's Chris Bevan at Etihad Stadium:Manchester City 0-0 Barnsley

    "The Flitcroft family already have a win over a Manchester club to celebrate today. Garry Flitcroft's Chorley beat FC United 3-1.

    "Now Barnsley boss David Flitcroft has a slightly bigger job on his hands in the FA Cup 6th round v Garry's old club man City."

  82. 1730: 
    KICK-OFF- Manchester City v Barnsley (1730 GMT)

    And we are off at the Etihad Stadium...

  83. 1729: 
    Reading 1-2 Aston Villa

    Reading manager Brian McDermott after his side's defeat to relegation rivals Aston Villa is met with a rebellious reception by his side's support: "The fans were excellent at the start of the game, they got behind us. They are entitled to boo and cheer, from my point of view we need the fans on board 100 per cent but if sometimes they disagreed with my decisions I have no problem with that.

    "The margins are very, very fine in this division and we saw that again today."

  84. 1727: 
    Manchester City v Barnsley (1730 GMT)

    The players are shaking hands at a very loud Etihad Stadium. There are 6,000 Barnsley fans in the ground.

    Are they about to see one of the greatest results in their club's history?

  85. 1725: 
    LINE-UPS- Manchester City v Barnsley (1730 GMT)

    Manchester City: Pantilimon, Zabaleta, Kolo Toure, Lescott, Kolarov, Nasri, Yaya Toure, Barry, Silva, Dzeko, Tevez. Subs: Hart, Milner, Sinclair, Javi Garcia, Clichy, Nastasic, Razak.

    Barnsley: Steele, Wiseman, Cranie, Kennedy, Foster, Etuhu, Tunnicliffe, Perkins, Cywka, Dagnall, Harewood. Subs: Lidakevicius, Hassell, Delap, O'Brien, Scotland, Mellis, Rose.

    Referee: Anthony Taylor (Cheshire)

  86. 1725: 
    West Brom 2-1 Swansea

    West Brom boss Steve Clarke on Swansea's disallowed goal: "I've got to agree with Michael Laudrup. If you look at it, it last came off Ben Foster, which means the fellow is not offside.

    "We were fortunate on that one, but the effort we put in, sometimes you get your luck and we earned it."

  87. 1725: 
    QPR 3-1 Sunderland

    QPR boss Harry Redknapp after his side's 3-1 victory against Sunderland: "It was a good day for us. Back-to-back wins for the first time in I don't know how long. I thought we started well and conceded a goal against the run of play.

    "We didn't feel sorry for ourselves. The crowd were excellent and stayed with us. That was the best I have seen us play. We need to have a run of results like that."

    Harry Redknapp
  88. 1723: 
    Manchester City v Barnsley (1730 GMT)

    After a tense afternoon of Premier League action our attention now switches back to the FA Cup.

    Barnsley are 22nd in the Championship, while big-spending Manchester City are second in the Premier League. It should be a walkover, but Wigan's stunning win at Everton proves the enduring quality of this year's competition to throw up a shock.

  89. 1721: 
    Manchester City v Barnsley (1730 GMT)

    Barnsley manager David Flitcroft on ESPN: "It is a special day for us as a football club as we have not had a lot to cheer about in the last few years. We want to get our league programme back on track by coming off this game with a bounce.

    "We have spent a lot of time together, and the City players are human. I have said to the players you must touch the City players in the tunnel to show they are human."

  90. 1718: 
    West Brom 2-1 Swansea

    Swansea midfielder Wayne Routledge talking about his club's controversially disallowed goal against West Brom: "Can't even write what I want to say on here or I'm definitely getting fined. Unbelievable! Watch the replays."

  91. 1718:  
    Garth Crooks, former Tottenham striker on Final Score:Reading 1-2 Aston Villa

    "The knowhow is where Villa are lacking. It was a great win today and they had a great win at Anfield earlier in the season. They are capable, but they need to get a run of wins together."

  92. 1718: 
    Manchester City v Barnsley (1730 GMT)

    Man City striker Sergio Aguero: "I'm still unable to play because of my knee injury but I'm rooting for City as always, today from my box seat. C'mon City!"

  93. 1717: 
    Manchester City v Barnsley (1730 GMT)

    Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini speaking to ESPN ahead of the FA Cup tie with Barnsley: "The FA Cup provides a dangerous game, always. We need to put everything on the pitch to beat Barnsley.

    "Also, Everton v Wigan, who thought Wigan could win 3-0? For that reason, we must give 100%.

    "Carlos Tevez needs to play, and it is clear we only have two strikers at this moment. We need Samir Nasri as his quality is at a high level.

    "If we do not take the game seriously from the start, we could be out."


    Phil: "I can't believe the praise QPR and Harry are getting. With their squad and budget they should be top half. "

    Sean: "Fed up of all this 'Arry loving. He's doing no more, and actually less, than he should be with the players at his disposal."

    Dominic, a Southampton fan: "P6 W1 D3 L3. Relegation form. I said it last week and I'll say it again - still happy with your decision Mr Chairman?"

  95. 1713:  
    Garth Crooks, former Tottenham striker on Final Score:QPR 3-1 Sunderland

    "That QPR win sends a warning to all those other teams above them."

  96. 1712: 
    West Brom 2-1 Swansea

    Swansea boss Michael Laudrup in an angry mood after the defeat at West Brom: "Football is about emotions and all that, you score goals and concede them, you are up and down in 90 minutes and you talk about decisions made by the referee, but it's a part of the game.

    "What makes me frustrated is when you see our disallowed goal. We are not talking about a decision, we are talking about the rules of football.

    "When the ball comes back not off one player, but two, it cannot be offside. It's like giving offside from a throw in. It's frustrating."

  97. 1710:  
    BBC Sport's Chris Bevan at Etihad Stadium:Manchester City v Barnsley (1730 GMT)

    "It's been a cold, damp and drizzly afternoon in Manchester - the perfect conditions for an upset? Maybe, but then Manchester City's players are probably used to this sort of weather by now.

    "It's been a season of cup shocks courtesy of Bradford and Blackburn but, if Barnsley do join the party this evening, then it would be one of the biggest surprises the FA Cup has ever seen.

    "The gulf between the club's finances are huge, and Roberto Mancini's men are in the last chance saloon when it comes to silverware."


    Joseph Gibson: "I'm sorry but how was the Norwich penalty a poor call? Blatant push in the back on Holt! Anywhere else that's a free-kick."

    Paddy Emmerson: "Given how much more Harry Redknapp spent than his relegation rivals, surely he should be expected to keep QPR up?"

    Steven Richards: "For a while, QPR were down and there were only two relegation spots for the teams down there to worry about. Back to three spots now..."

  99. 1708: 
    Reading 1-2 Aston Villa

    Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert after the vital win against relegation rivals Reading: "It is never easy at the best of times with the position we are in, but the lads were fantastic today, we deserved to win.

    "To lose an own goal was a blow but the way we bounced back was terrific and I am very proud of my players tonight, they deserve so much credit.

    "I see a lot of confidence in the players, they have been playing really well without the rewards. The goals that we scored today were excellent, we don't look like a team that looks like it is fighting for its life. There will probably be a few teams looking over their shoulder tonight and we have a bit of momentum at the minute."

    Paul Lambert
  100. 1707: 

    Doncaster Rovers have stretched their lead at the top of League One with a 2-1 win away to Bournemouth, while second-placed Sheffield United were held in a goalless draw at home with MK Dons. Steven Pressley's first game in charge at Coventry City ended in a 2-1 win at Scunthorpe United.Portsmouth's 2-0 win over Bury sees them leapfrog the Shakers at the foot of the table.

    League Two leaders Gillingham survived a late comeback from struggling Plymouth Argyle to win 2-1. Former Northern Ireland boss Nigel Worthington's first game as York City manager ended in a 3-2 defeat at AFC Wimbledon, who moved out of the bottom two at the expense of Accrington Stanley, who lost 2-0 at Northampton Town.


    Yousef Doubooni: "If Bale or Suarez went down like that they would get booked and criticised. Holt does it and gets a penalty. Inconsistent refs!"

    Nick Lloyd: "People may talk about Swansea's disallowed goal, but should West Brom's penalty have been retaken? The keeper was off the line and there was encroachment."

    Manic: "The last thing QPR need now is revival from Villa. Southampton should worry now - the only other team QPR could realistically catch."

  102. 1706: 

    That was breathless stuff once again in the Premier League. To recap, QPR remain bottom despite their win but now move to within four points off 17th placed Aston Villa who climb out of the drop zone after their victory against fellow strugglers Reading.

    Norwich are edging to safety after a draw with Southampton, who are just one place and one point ahead of Villa, while Sunderland's slide towards danger continues after the loss at Loftus Road.

    A remarkable season for West Brom continues, and the Baggies are ahead of Liverpool in the table as they reach the heady heights of seventh after victory against ninth placed Swansea.


    Sanjay in Watford: "Game, set and match for QPR. Harry is working his magic yet again."

    Tim from Marlow: "QPR - Quite Probably Rescued?"

    Gareth in Surrey: "We were awful in pre-season, terrible in the first half of the season and suddenly people seemed surprised Sunderland are in the relegation battle. 100% O'Neill's doing. Shame we will be in Championship next year..."

  104. 1700: 
    QPR 3-1 Sunderland

    QPR owner Tony Fernandes: "Hehehehehehe. No sleep tonight in Kuala Lumpur. What a win. What a win. What a win."

  105. 1659: 

    A good day for Championship leaders Cardiff, who didn't even play! Gary MacKenzie snatched a late 2-1 win for Blackpool at Watford to give Paul Ince his first victory since taking over at Bloomfield Road, while Crystal Palace came from behind to claim a point in a 2-2 draw at home to Leeds United thanks to the Championship's top scorer Glenn Murray.

    Barnsley will kick off their FA Cup quarter-final against Manchester City having gone to the foot of the table thanks to Bristol City's 2-0 win over Middlesbrough, and Peterborough's goalless draw with Ipswich Town. A bad day for Wolves, who had Stephen Ward sent off in their 3-1 defeat at Nottingham Forest, who move into the play-off places.

  106. 1659:  
    Match of the Day host Gary Lineker:

    "If Harry pulls this one out of the bag and keeps QPR up, he'll be a contender for manager of the season."

  107. 1659: 

    Statisticians Opta: "QPR have won consecutive Premier League games for the first time since December 1995."

  108. 1657:  
    BBC Sport's Chris Bevan at Etihad Stadium:Manchester City v Barnsley (1730 GMT)

    "Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez keeps his place despite being arrested on suspicion of a motoring offence on Thursday. The Argentine was released on bail and has to return to Macclesfield Police Station on Tuesday but was able to train as normal on Friday.

    "While Tevez plays, City boss Roberto Mancini makes six changes from Monday's win over Aston Villa.

    "Barnsley make two changes from the team that drew at Burnley on Tuesday. Manchester United loanee Ryan Tunnicliffe and Tomasz Cywka come in for Jacob Mellis and Chris O'Grady."


    Charles Kahanji: "Harry Rednapp, build him a statue if QPR survive relegation."

    Rhodri Owen: "Ironically, Harry Redknapp is now reliant on players he didn't rate at Spurs!"

    Ben Lewis: "With a squad like QPR have they should be coming top half. No surprise they can play decent football. Harry's no genius."


    Statisticians Opta: "1260 - Number of days since Jermaine Jenas' last goal in the Premier League (Sept 26 2009 v Burnley for Spurs)"

  111. 1654: 

    Contrasting emotions for the managers across the grounds. QPR's Harry Redknapp is ecstatic after a second win in a week while Martin O'Neill has the look of a worried man as Sunderland's relegation fears re-appear.

    At Carrow Road, Southampton's Mauricio Pochettino races on to the pitch to remonstrate with referee Mark Clattenburg after his poor call to point to the penalty spot at the death.

  112. 1652:  
    Garth Crooks, former Tottenham striker on Final Score:Norwich 0-0 Southampton

    "That was a great save by Artur Boruc, the keeper. Justice is served for Southampton."

  113. 1651: 
    FULL-TIME- QPR 3-1 Sunderland
  114. 1651: 
    FULL-TIME- Norwich 0-0 Southampton
  115. 1651: 
    FULL-TIME- West Brom 2-1 Swansea
  116. 1651: 
    FULL-TIME- Reading 1-2 Aston Villa
  117. 1650: 
    MISSED PENALTY FOR NORWICH- Norwich 0-0 Southampton

    Grant Holt steps up for Norwich but his penalty is saved.

  118. 1649: 
    PENALTY FOR NORWICH- Norwich 0-0 Southampton

    Referee Mark Clattenbug is surrounded by desperate Southampton players as he points to the spot in injury time. Luke Shaw is very harshly penalised after Grant Holt tumbles under a non-existent challenge.

  119. 1648:  
    Mark Bright, former Crystal Palace striker on Final ScoreQPR 3-1 Sunderland

    "When QPR scored their second goal, Harry Redknapp made three substitutions very quickly. He threw everything at this. Jenas' goal there was absolutely fantastic."

  120. 1647: 
    QPR 3-1 Sunderland

    QPR will still be bottom of the table, though two enormous wins in a week means they now sit four points behind 17th placed Aston Villa if the scores stay the same.

  121. 1645: 
    GOAL- QPR 3-1 Sunderland - Jermaine Jenas (90 mins)

    Another great hit from outside the box looks to have cemented another crucial win for QPR. This time it is Jermaine Jenas who lashes in a low shot after Sunderland, who have been pretty dire since the break, twice fail to clear.


    Rik Hunter: "Only 10 points from 10th to bottom in Premier League as it stands. There's more than that between first and second!"

    Olawale Ibraheem: "Hill has been tremendous for QPR at that centre half. Magnificent defensive work."

    Emmanuel Ejii: "People forget that it doesn't make much difference if QPR win as Villa are winning. We stay as we were."

  123. 1643: 
    DISALLOWED GOAL FOR SWANSEA- West Brom 2-1 Swansea

    A real headscratcher at The Hawthorns as Roland Lamah's effort for Swansea is questionably ruled out for offside. The on-loan winger tapped in after a few deflections in the box, with the last one seeming to come off a West Brom defender.

  124. 1643: 
    CLOSE!- Reading 1-2 Aston Villa

    One nearly comes at the Madejski as Reading's Hal Robson-Kanu, who has impressed all day, takes a measured shot from the edge of the box which arrows just wide.

    Villa are on the retreat here but are minutes away from a vital three points.

  125. 1641: 

    We are into the last 10 minutes in the day's Premier League games. More than enough time for a season defining goal or two, I reckon.

  126. 1640: 
    QPR 2-1 Sunderland

    Statisticians Opta: "QPR have scored twice in a Premier League home game for only the second time this season."

  127. 1638: 

    Watford and Crystal Palace have both stumbled in their bids to make up ground on leaders Cardiff City in the Championship. Tom Ince has equalised for Blackpool at Watford, while Crystal Palace are losing to Leeds after two goals from Steve Morison overturned the Eagles's first-half lead.

  128. 1637: 
    SUBSTITUTION- West Brom 2-1 Swansea

    A third good chance of the day goes begging for Swansea's Michu as he balloons Nathan Dyer's lay-off well over the crossbar.

    There is then a mixed reception for Peter Odemwingie due to his January transfer saga as he comes on for golden boy Romelu Lukaku.

  129. 1636:  
    Mark Bright, former Crystal Palace striker on Final ScoreReading 1-2 Aston Villa

    "Reading have had one disallowed which was cruel, but now they're scrambling. With a win today Villa can clamber out of the bottom three."

  130. 1636: 
    QPR 2-1 Sunderland

    There are some very glum faces in the away end at Loftus Road. If this score stays the same, Sunderland will have taken just five points from the last 21 available.

  131. 1634: 
    SUBSTITUTION- QPR 2-1 Sunderland

    QPR are refusing to rest on their lead and winger Shaun Wright-Phillips comes on for Junior Hoilett.


    Ryan Bhagat: "Wow, take a bow Townsend!"

    Venkatesh Muthusamy: "My word, what a goal!"

    Prajjwal Panday: "Looks like Harry Houdini is weaving his magic again for QPR..."

  133. 1632: 
    West Brom 2-1 Swansea

    It is an altogether calmer affair at The Hawthorns as West Brom look to be effortlessly headed to only a fifth win in Premier League games they have played in March.

  134. 1631: 

    In League One, leaders Doncaster Rovers are ahead at Bournemouth. At the other end of the table, David Connolly's two goals have put Portsmouth ahead in the battle of the basement with Bury at Fratton Park.

    In League Two, Gillingham look a good bet to stretch their lead at the top with a two-goal lead over rock-bottom Plymouth, while Burton Albion are moving into an automatic promotion spot, they are 3-0 up at home to Cheltenham.

  135. 1630:  
    Mark Bright, former Crystal Palace striker on Final ScoreQPR 2-1 Sunderland

    "Andros Townsend was brought in in January, and here he guided the ball of his chest onto his foot and he knew what he wanted to do. He didn't lash it, he lobbed it with a little pace. Very impressive."

  136. 1629: 
    Reading 1-2 Aston Villa

    No Premier League team has scored fewer goals or conceded more in the second-half of games than Aston Villa. While Reading have scored more Premier League goals than any other side in the final 15 minutes of matches.

  137. 1626: 
    GOAL- QPR 2-1 Sunderland - Andros Townsend (70 mins)

    Huge goal at Loftus Road and it is a delightful one from Tottenham loanee Andros Townsend as the winger loops in a half-volley from 22 yards.

    What a boost for QPR's hopes of staying up.

  138. 1626: 
    Reading 1-2 Aston Villa

    Reading's Nick Blackman has made an impact since coming on, though he could have done better after heading right at Brad Guzan when well found on the back-post.

    After weathering a storm at the start of the half, the hosts are well into this.

  139. 1623: 
    CLOSE!- Reading 1-2 Aston Villa

    Reading's Hal Robson-Kanu is unlucky as he expertly takes down a cross but is forced into a rushed shot that goes just wide of Brad Guzan's goal as the ball takes a high bounce off the Madejski turf.

  140. 1623: 
    Norwich 0-0 Southampton

    Chances for both sides at a snowy Carrow Road as Southampton's Maya Yoshida brilliantly intercepts a Robert Snodgrass cross with Grant Holt waiting to pounce, while at the other end Mark Bunn biffs out a Jay Rodriguez shot and Rickie Lambert fires over the bar from the follow-up.

  141. 1622: 

    Bristol City are making a good fist of their attempt to get off the foot of the Championship table, leading Middlesbrough 2-0 at Ashton Gate. It's goalless in the battle between fellow strugglers Peterborough and Ipswich, while Wolves are losing at rejuvenated Nottingham Forest.


    buife: "No trophy in a decade... Moyes is a poor manager."

    Tariq Khan: "In a restaurant in Riyadh with one eye on my phone because I'm nervous and the other on the waiter - I'm hungry! C'mon Villa!!"

  143. 1617: 
    GOAL- West Brom 2-1 Swansea - Jonathan de Guzman own goal (61 mins)

    West Brom have been on top since half-time and they get the goal they deserved in fortuitous circumstances as Angel Rangel heads off the line on to the back of the head of team-mate Jonathan de Guzman.

    The midfielder is clueless as the ball pings off him into his own net.

  144. 1615: 
    QPR 1-1 Sunderland

    Elsewhere, Sunderland are looking the more likely to score in a low-key second half at Loftus Road.

  145. 1615:  
    Clive Allen, BBC Radio 5 live at Madejski StadiumReading 1-2 Aston Villa

    "There is no way Hunt was offside from what the view I have seen. He is level when the ball is struck, I thought it was a poor decision and a big decision. But you just get the feeling that Villa's luck is changing."

    You can listen to live commentary of Reading v Aston Villa on Radio 5 live.


    Ed in Tamworth: "Villa need to keep attacking. Our defence has struggled to hold onto narrow leads in last 10mins of games this season. We must score again and create breathing space!"

    Mike: "A little bit Moore from Swansea in the second half, please..."

    Pete from Southampton: "Gentlemen earlier calling for Moyes to be sacked is surely a joke? Everton are fortunate to have him and calling for his head after one poor performance is unbelievable."

  147. 1612: 
    PENALTY SAVED- West Brom 1-1 Swansea

    But after a long delay, the Belgian's penalty is comfortably saved by Michel Vorm as he dives to his right.

  148. 1611: 
    PENALTY TO WEST BROM- West Brom 1-1 Swansea

    Wayne Routledge is punished for clipping James Morrison. Romelu Lukaku steps up...

  149. 1610: 
    DISALLOWED GOAL- Reading 1-2 Aston Villa

    Reading's Noel Hunt is flagged offside after poking in at the far post from a deflected cross. It looks a very good call. Hunt is furious and screams his his frustrations at the linesman. He picks up a booking for his troubles and is promptly hauled off by his manager. Nick Blackman comes on in his place.

  150. 1607: 
    Norwich 0-0 Southampton

    Norwich defender Javier Garrido is a lucky boy at a snowy Carrow Road as his sloppy clearance falls invitingly to Adam Lallana but the England Under-21 international shoots over from 12-yards out.

  151. 1607: 
    Reading 1-2 Aston Villa

    It is fair to say Aston Villa have started the second half the stronger against Reading. Andreas Weimann's day to forget in front of goal continues as he stumbles in control of the ball when through on goal to allow Alex Pearce to clear before Ron Vlaar heads wide from a corner.

  152. 1606: 

    As it stands, Aston Villa are set to move outside the relegation zone if they can hold on to their lead against Reading, while the other teams remain in the same places they started the day.

  153. 1604: 
    Reading 1-2 Aston Villa

    Forget the doom and gloom Reading fans, opponents Aston Villa would be 12th in the table if games ended at the 45-minute mark. There is hope yet!

  154. 1602: 

    All the games are under way again. More of the same would be very nice after a first half full of sloppy defending, glorious chances spurned and some vital goals scored with serious repercussions at the bottom of the table.

  155. 1600: 
    Reading 1-2 Aston Villa

    Reading are out early at the Madejski Stadium, a minute ahead of rivals Aston Villa, no doubt with manager Brian McDermott's stern words in their ears after a first half full of shambolic defending.

  156. 1559: 

    In League One, the top two of Doncaster and Sheffield United are both being held 0-0, and new manager Steven Pressley has seen his Coventry side equalise on the stroke of half-time at Scunthorpe. It's goalless in the basement battle between Portsmouth and Bury.

    In League Two, leaders Gillingham are 1-0 up against struggling Plymouth, while new York City manager Nigel Worthington goes into the break at 1-1 away to lowly AFC Wimbledon. Former Arsenal and Everton striker Francis Jeffers is on the bench for new club Accrington Stanley, who trail 0-2 at Northampton.

  157. 1558:  
    MOTD's Jonathan Pearce at Loftus Road:QPR 1-1 Sunderland

    "Steven Fletcher gave Sunderland the lead before Loic Remy deservedly equalised. Fascinating stuff here at Loftus Road."

  158. 1557:  
    MOTD's Simon Brotherton at Carrow Road:Norwich 0-0 Southampton

    "It was a first half in which Southampton held the upper hand for long periods with good, constructive football. Mark Bunn made some good saves, while Artur Boruc was tested a couple of time before the first half drew to a close. All to play for in the second half."

  159. 1557:  
    MOTD's John Motson at The Hawthorns:West Brom 1-1 Swansea

    "Former West Brom player Luke Moore put Swansea ahead with a good header and then Romelu Lukaku equalised with a lovely finish. But the half ended on a somewhat sour note with the home crowd taking exception to the way Billy Jones received a yellow card for a challenge on Michu."

  160. 1556: 
    Reading 1-2 Aston Villa

    Statisticians Opta: "Reading have let 20 points slip from winning positions in the Premier League this season - only Southampton have lost more."


    Bowen from Castleford: "Lots of calls for David Moyes to go, all from non-Everton fans. As an Everton fan of nearly 40 years, I think he should go, not because he's not good enough but because he deserves better from the players he has."

    Adam: "First Michu, then Laudrup. Key men at Swansea committing themselves to the club without a load of hype. Sure sign things are right at the club."


    Ben King: "Lukaku has scored seven goals in his last eight games. Torres has scored one goal in his last 18 games..."

    Alex Capp: "Why did Chelsea let Lukaku go out on loan?"

    Alex Wardle: "Baker makes a mistake that could happen to anyone and becomes an awful player, how many times have you people seen him play?"

  163. 1550: 

    Championship leaders Cardiff City have a weekend off, and third-placed Hull do not play until Monday, so Watford and Crystal Palace are making the most of the chance to put the pressure on. Both are ahead at the break, and Nottingham Forest's bid for the play-offs gathers pace - Billy Davies's side are in the lead at home to Wolves. Last-placed Bristol City are giving their fans hope with a half-time lead over Middlesbrough.

  164. 1550:  
    Clive Allen, BBC Radio 5 live at Madejski StadiumReading 1-2 Aston Villa

    "Having been 1-0 down in the 32nd minute, Villa have come up with a fantastic response. That was a really well-worked goal and it came after the first period of real control from Villa. This is a big, big team talk coming up for Brian McDermott. The Reading fans aren't happy, having been 1-0 up and you get the feeling this could be a crucial day in the relegation battle."

    You can listen to live commentary of Reading v Aston Villa on Radio 5 live.

    Aston Villa

    Statisticians Opta: "Aston Villa are the eighth team to score 1000 goals in the Premier League."

    Statisticians Opta: "Christian Benteke has scored eight goals in 11 appearances (all competitions) for Aston Villa in 2013."

  166. 1549:  
    Mark Bright, former Crystal Palace striker on Final Score:Reading 1-2 Aston Villa

    "Really poor defending from Reading. The ball comes off the post, keeper Stuart Taylor flaps it straight out into the penalty area and Gabby Agbonlahor can rifle it in. It was a great finish."

  167. 1548: 

    This batch of fixtures promised a great deal, and it is fair to see the teams have lived up to hype as an absorbing 45 minutes of Premier League action comes to end at all four grounds.

  168. 1545: 
    GOAL- Reading 1-2 Aston Villa - Gabriel Agbonlahor (45 mins)

    Andreas Weimann has been useless when asked to shoot but he plays a key role as a creator once again as Reading fail to clear his centre. The ball flies up in the air to Barry Bannan whose effort comes off the post, is looped into the air by Stuart Taylor and then lashed into the top corner of the goal with a powerful volley from Gabriel Agbonlahor.

  169. 1544: 

    Statisticians Opta: "Loic Remy's equaliser versus Sunderland was the 800th goal scored in the Premier League this season."

  170. 1543: 

    In League One, Steven Pressley's reign as Coventry manager has got off to a poor start, the Sky Blues falling behind at Scunthorpe after just eight minutes thanks to a goal from Akpo Sodje. Preston were quicker off the mark, Lee Holmes netting against Stevenage with only six minutes on the clock.

    In League Two, former England striker Francis Jeffers is on the bench for Accrington Stanley, who fell behind to an early goal at Northampton. Former Northern Ireland manager Nigel Worthington is in charge of his first match since taking over at York City, who are 0-0 at AFC Wimbledon.

  171. 1542: 

    Watford's Cristian Battocchio has put the Hornets ahead on 27 minutes against Blackpool in the Championship, and Crystal Palace's prolific Glenn Murray helped the Eagles soar into the lead over Leeds at almost the same time down at Selhurst Park. Nottingham Forest are tracking those two with a fine run of form under Billy Davies, and Henri Lansbury's goal has seen them go 1-0 up at home to Wolves.


    Mike: "Nathan Baker shouldn't be picked for a pub team let alone Aston Villa."

    Tom Castle: "I give to you Exhibit A and Exhibit B: why Reading and Villa are in relegation land."

    Mutelo R M: "Loic Remy could be a huge signing at this rate. Come on 'Arry!"

  173. 1539: 
    GOAL- West Brom 1-1 Swansea - Romelu Lukaku (40 mins)

    Ben Foster booms a goal kick down into the Swansea area which is flicked on by Chris Brunt to Graham Dorrans. The Scot's cross is deflected into the path of Romelu Lukaku, who sticks out one of his long legs to score his 13th goal in the Premier League this season.

    Chelsea fans, that is six more than Fernando Torres has managed this term...

  174. 1537:  
    Mark Bright, former Crystal Palace striker on Final Score:Reading 1-1 Aston Villa

    "Reading lost concentration a minute from going up. That is really poor. But Nathan Baker will still be feeling the aftershock of his attempted clearance, the worst kind of own goal."


    Adam in London: "The Wigan v Everton FA Cup result is important because if Wigan get Blackburn or Millwall then one of those teams will get a Europa League spot. This will have a big impact on the top of the Premier League as only fifth place would enter the Europa League."

  176. 1537:  
    Garth Crooks, former Tottenham striker on Final Score:Reading 1-1 Aston Villa

    "The Villa goal was well-worked. Andreas Weimann cut it back beautifully for Christian Benteke for finish, and Reading's desperate blocks deflected it beyond the keeper. All credit to Aston Villa for pulling themselves back, but their defensive mistakes will be energy and confidence sapping."

  177. 1535:  
    Mark Bright, former Crystal Palace striker on Final Score:QPR 1-1 Sunderland

    "Excellent finish from Remy - he's come from Marseille and brought the goals that QPR needed. It was a nice finish, low across the goalkeeper and into the side-netting. I think QPR will go on from here and win."

  178. 1534: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Norwich 0-0 Southampton

    Southampton's latest chance to open the scoring arrives when Rickie Lambert slips Gaston Ramirez through on the left, but his chipped finish is clawed to safety by Mark Bunn. At the other end, Artur Boruc does well to repel a swerving Robert Snodgrass free-kick with his chest. Bad news for Norwich as Anthony Pilkington picks up a hamstring injury and is replaced by Wes Hoolahan.

  179. 1533: 
    GOAL- Reading 1-1 Aston Villa - Christian Benteke (33 mins)

    Christian Benteke strikes back immediately for Aston Villa. It was Andreas Weimann who makes up for his earlier misses by surging down the right and cutting the ball back for Benteke, whose shot beats Stuart Taylor thanks to a deflection from Stephen Kelly.

  180. 1532: 
    GOAL- West Brom 0-1 Swansea - Luke Moore (33 mins)

    Former West Brom striker Luke Moore scores against his former employers and he made it look simple. Jonathan de Guzman floats in a corner, and Moore angles his header past Ben Foster to make it two goals in two games. The Hawthorns was quiet, and now the Swansea fans have calmed down, it's even quieter now.

  181. 1531: 
    GOAL- Reading 1-0 Aston Villa - Nathan Baker own goal (32 mins)

    There is a new entry for the Christmas football horror show DVDs as Nathan Baker embarrassingly shanks Jobi McAnuff's cross into his own goal.

    You would have been pushed to see anything that bad in your Saturday morning match in the pub league.

  182. 1529: 
    GOAL- QPR 1-1 Sunderland - Loic Remy (30 mins)

    It is a jammy goal but QPR will not care one bit as Andros Townsend's shot deflects off Sunderland defender John O'Shea right into the path of Loic Remy, who calmly slots in his third goal in five games.

    Clive Allen, BBC Radio 5 live at Madejski StadiumReading 0-0 Aston Villa

    "It was a glorious chance but Andreas Weimann has completely scuffed his chance with the goal at his mercy.

    "That is without a doubt the best chance of the game so far, Paul Lambert is visibly frustrated down on the touchline in front of me and I can understand why."

    You can listen to live commentary of Reading v Aston Villa on Radio 5 live.

  184. 1528: 
    QPR 0-1 Sunderland

    Statisticians Opta: "Steven Fletcher has scored seven opening goals in the Premier League this season, more than any other player."

  185. 1528: 
    Reading 0-0 Aston Villa

    Villa could really regret their profligacy at the Madejski Stadium as Andreas Weimann drags his shot painfully wide after Christian Benteke squirms the ball to him inside the area.

    Chances like that have to be taken when you have only won one of your last 11 games.

  186. 1526: 

    No goals yet in the Watford v Blackpool or Crystal Palace v Leeds Championship matches, where the home sides are looking to make ground on Cardiff who are not in action this weekend. Charlton took only four minutes to get up and running at Huddersfield, Callum Harriott putting the Addicks ahead.

  187. 1525: 
    Norwich 0-0 Southampton

    It is all Southampton at a very inhospitable looking Carrow Road. The players seem to be struggling to see properly as the sleet rains down on them.

  188. 1525:  
    Garth Crooks, former Tottenham striker on Final Score:QPR 0-1 Sunderland

    "A massive goal for Sunderland. Stephane Sessegnon does wonderful work in the build-up, but there are two QPR defenders and neither go and see to the danger. The ball comes in and Rangers are stretched. Now the pressure is really on, and QPR will need nerves of steel to get through this game."

  189. 1523: 
    CLOSE!- West Brom 0-0 Swansea

    Yet another chance for Swansea, and one which is uncharacteristically wasted by Michu. The Spaniard is put through by Luke Moore after good work with Pablo Hernandez, but the Swans' leading scorer stabs the ball inches wide with only Ben Foster to beat.

  190. 1521: 
    CLOSE!- Reading 0-0 Aston Villa

    Reading go close once again as Hal Robson-Kanu gathers the ball midway through the half, skips past two Villa defenders and sweeps a left-foot shot narrowly wide of Brad Guzan's left-hand post.

  191. 1520: 
    GOAL - Steven Fletcher (20 mins)- QPR 0-1 Sunderland

    QPR midfielder Andros Townsend's free-kick is dropped by Sunderland keeper Simon Mignolet and centre-back Titus Bramble starts a Black Cats counter-attack as he heaves away a clearance. The visitors end up scoring with Adam Johnson drilling in a low cross which is turned in by Steven Fletcher.

  192. 1519: 
    Norwich 0-0 Southampton

    Adam Lallana is again involved as his shot is tipped over following a sharp move involving Gaston Ramirez and Rickie Lambert.

    Southampton have certainly started taking control in the last few minutes.


    Aiyesa Dare: "Glued to my TV and the relegation dogfight."

    Luke Pellett: "It seems all of the media want QPR to survive. They spent the money and failed. You don't hear the same exposure for Wigan or Reading..."

    Alexis Phanopoulos: "I hope these people turning on Moyes are in the minority. How fickle do football fans want to be?"

  194. 1517: 
    Norwich 0-0 Southampton

    We finally have some action at Carrow Road. After Norwich's Grant Holt is booked for a late challenge, Javier Garrido clears the ball to deny Adam Lallana a good chance at the near post.

  195. 1515:  
    Clive Allen, BBC Radio 5 live at Madejski StadiumReading 0-0 Aston Villa

    "Good cross, fine header by Benteke and it clatters back off the crossbar. I tell you what, this game is sweeping from end to end and Villa do look dangerous when they get into those positions."

    You can listen to live commentary of Reading v Aston Villa on Radio 5 live.


    Matt Fallon: "Poor Wigan. Classy performance today, but without kicking a ball in the league they have dropped into the relegation zone."

    Benjamin Downey: "Wigan are a win away from the FA Cup final. Only good news for their relegation rivals, surely."

    Greg Matthews: "With West Brom v Swansea effectively a meaningless game compared to the others, it almost guarantees that it will be a cracker!"

  197. 1514:  
    Garth Crooks, former Tottenham striker on Final Score:QPR 0-0 Sunderland

    "Both Tony Fernandes at QPR and Randy Lerner at Aston Villa have spent close to £200m on their clubs, but it hasn't bought them anything. Only several signings who have been, without being too harsh, duds."

  198. 1514: 
    Norwich 0-0 Southampton

    Norwich and Southampton are letting everyone else down at the moment. While there are chances galore in the other games, I can only report a couple of harmless crosses at Carrow Road.

  199. 1512: 
    HITS THE WOODWORK- Reading 0-0 Aston Villa

    Reading have been running the show so far but it is Villa's Christian Benteke who goes closest to breaking the deadlock as his header rattles the crossbar.

    The giant Belgian is then inches away from reaching a low cross from Andreas Weimann.

  200. 1510: 
    YELLOW CARD- Reading 0-0 Aston Villa

    Villa full-back Matthew Lowton is punished with a yellow card for a cynical hack on Jobi McAnuff.


    Richard: "I've never heard Everton boo their players until today. That was a woeful performance, an absolute joke."

    Edward Shorthouse: "I've had it with Moyes. We need three goals and he takes off our best two attacking players? Such an overrated manager. Moyes out."

    Chris Parker: "Five defenders on the Sunderland bench - really Martin?"

  202. 1509: 
    CLOSE!- West Brom 0-0 Swansea

    Swansea are dominating things at The Hawthorns and Netherlands midfielder Jonathan de Guzman is the latest to go close for the visitors as his free-kick from the edge of the box curls just wide of the goal with Ben Foster beaten.

  203. 1507: 

    There might be a winter chill in the air, but as you can see, the Premier League games are warming up nicely with a flurry of early chances.

  204. 1506: 
    West Brom 0-0 Swansea

    Pablo Hernandez cuts the ball back to Michu, but the stretching Spaniard can only poke his effort over from 10 yards as Swansea start brightest.

  205. 1504: 
    QPR 0-0 Sunderland

    There is also action at Loftus Road as Junior Hoilett drags his shot just wide of Simon Mignolet's goal when well placed in the area.

    Clive Allen, BBC Radio 5 live at Madejski StadiumReading 0-0 Aston Villa

    "It's a cup final for both these teams. It is a mouth-watering prospect, but what we can't forget is that there is so much at stake. Neither dare lose but both desperately have to try and win it."

    You can listen to live commentary of Reading v Aston Villa on Radio 5 live.

  207. 1503: 
    CLOSE!- Reading 0-0 Aston Villa

    Almost a dream start for Reading against Aston Villa Adam Le Fondre, who has gone four games without a goal after previously scoring five goals in three games, forces Brad Guzan to scramble across and push away his dangerous header. A corner follows which leads to nothing.

  208. 1502: 
    Everton 0-3 Wigan

    Wigan manager Roberto Martinez speaking to ITV after his side made the FA Cup semi-finals: "I thought the performance was outstanding from the keeper all the way through, to come to Goodison Park, to be able to score three goals and keep a clean sheet speaks volumes.

    "I think we deserve a little bit of credit, we stopped them from being dangerous. We knew when to keep the ball, when to go forward, and we looked a real threat every time we got into the final third.

  209. 1500: 

    And we are under way in the Premier League. No pressure boys.

  210. 1459: 
    QPR v Sunderland (1500 GMT)

    QPR boss Harry Redknapp has already taken his seat at Loftus Road and has set his side the target of reaching 37 points to beat the drop. His side beat Southampton last week and Redknapp says: "It's just a long way to go and we really are taking it week to week. It's just another big game on Saturday. If we can make it back-to-back wins, it would make such a difference."

    The game is also a big one for Sunderland manager Martin O'Neill as the wrong result will see his side being sucked into the relegation scrap. He says: "It's a big game for us. I believe the teams in our position and close to us are a little bit anxious about the situation."

  211. 1458: 
    West Brom v Swansea (1500 GMT)

    One person guaranteed a rousing reception this afternoon by the travelling Swansea support is messianic manager Michael Laudrup who has followed his historic League Cup success with the signing of a contract extension until 2015 despite being linked with several of the biggest jobs in Europe.

  212. 1458: 
    West Brom v Swansea (1500 GMT)

    There is a clash of the Premier League's two surprise packages as West Brom host Swansea.

    Baggies boss Steve Clarke says he wants his team to push on past the 40-point mark and wants to reach the "top end of the 50s and make it a really good season". The Scot admitted this week that one of the keys to his team's success has been the acquisition of midfielder Claudio Yacob, who he signed on the basis of seeing the Argentine on a DVD. "I had asked for a defensive-type midfield player and [former sporting director] Dan Ashworth gave me a pile of DVDs. I went through them all and thought 'I quite like that one' and we managed to get him in," Clarke said. "I think he's been tremendous."

  213. 1457: 
    Reading v Aston Villa (1500 GMT)

    The most important game of the Premier League season so far is taking place at the Madejski Stadium, but there is no sign of nerves from Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert. "In the last few performances, we don't look like a team playing under pressure," the stoic Scot says. "We're not lacking confidence or any courage to compete with teams."

    Reading boss Brian McDermott chooses to motivate his players by challenging them to have no "regrets" at the end of the season. "I want to look back on this season and know that whatever happens we have done what we had to do and we have taken the game to the opposition," he says.

  214. 1455: 
    Norwich v Southampton (1500 GMT)
    Nicola Cortese

    There is no such joy at St Mary's as Southampton's loss to QPR means Nigel Adkins continues to cast an awkward shadow over chairman Nicola Cortese. Since the Italian ruthlessly decided to replace the ex-Wigan goalkeeper with Mauricio Pochettino, the Saints have won just one game (admittedly against Premier League leaders Manchester City) in six.

    Another bad result today against fellow sinkers Norwich could drag them closer towards the relegation spots they previously looked to be accelerating away from.

  215. 1453: 
    FA CUP REACTION- Everton 0-3 Wigan

    As you would expect, there were some big smiles on the faces of the Wigan players in their post-match interviews after the stunning FA Cup victory against Everton.

    "I hope everyone is happy and we are going to enjoy going to Wembley," goal scorer Jordi Gomez said. "It's special for everyone at the club, I hope we enjoy it, then play like this in the league for the rest of the season."

  216. 1451: 
    QPR v Sunderland (1500 GMT)
    Pedro Mendes

    Samba's boss Harry Redknapp famously pulled off the 'great escape' when he kept Portsmouth up in 2005-06 against the odds, and he spoke about QPR's need for a new 'Pedro Mendes moment' before Christmas in reference to the Portuguese's last-minute winner against Manchester City that sparked their comeback seven years ago.

    Jay Bothroyd's strike at Southampton last weekend was certainly reminiscent of that goal, though the size of 'Harry Houdini's' task is shown when even victory today will put his current side one point behind Pompey's tally at the same stage of the season…

  217. 1450: 
    QPR v Sunderland (1500 GMT)

    One of the teams right in the relegation mire are QPR, who sit bottom of the table on 20 points.

    It is not quite Churchillian stuff from Christopher Samba but he is doing his best to rally the troops: "Woke up fresh and ready for a big game and a well needed three points. Want you all to get behind the team today, we can do it."

  218. 1448: 

    Good afternoon guys.

    There is no time to breathe here as we get ready for a cracking set of 1500 GMT fixtures in the Premier League. It is going to be a real nail-biter as the teams fight for Premier League survival in a tense afternoon ahead.

  219. 1444: 

    Everton suffered a demoralising defeat at the hands of Liverpool in the semi-finals of last season's FA Cup... but I think today's exit is even more of a crushing blow. Time for me to head over to the Etihad Stadium to bring you updates of Manchester City versus Barnsley - Matt Monaghan will take you through the rest of today's action. Cheerio for now.


    James Cornish: "As a Everton fan I cheered the final whistle, the pain finally over. Worst performance ever, by any team, anywhere."

    Pratik Singh: "This win will boost Wigan and help them in avoiding the drop."

    Charlie: "Wigan to lose 5-0 at home to Newcastle next week?"

  221. 1442: 

    So, Wigan are into the FA Cup semi-finals for the first time in their history. They are also the first side into the last four this season. Manchester City and Barnsley will look to join them later on today. Sunday sees Manchester United play Chelsea and Millwall take on Blackburn as they look to join the Latics at Wembley.

  222. 1441: 
    FULL-TIME- Everton 0-3 Wigan

    More boos ring out at the final whistle, from the few home fans that remain in the stadium.

  223. 1439: 

    Time for another Everton attempt on goal too. It's another poor one, as well, with Leighton Baines slicing a shot wide with his usually trusty left foot. It's been a forgettable day for just about every Toffees player.

  224. 1438: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Wigan's Antolin Alcaraz

    Just time for one more Wigan change. Roman Golobart is on forAntolin Alcaraz, who enjoyed a very successful return from his long lay-off.

  225. 1437: 

    Oh dear. It just isn't Everton's day. Leon Osman forces a fine reflex save from Joel Robles before Seamus Coleman heads the rebound over a gaping net. There are more empty seats than fans in Goodison now.

  226. 1436: 

    There will be four minutes of added time at Goodison Park. Time for three goals, then, but I can't see that happening again... can you?

  227. 1435: 
    YELLOW CARD- Everton's Darron Gibson

    Still no goals for Everton, but they do have another yellow card. Darron Gibson is booked for a foul on Jordi Gomez. We are into the final minute of the 90.

    BBC Final ScoreFINAL SCORE

    While we wait for the final whistle at Goodison Park, I can tell you that Final Score has begun on the BBC Sport website, BBC HD channel and the RED Button.

    Refresh this page now to watch the programme that tells you about all the goals as they go in at grounds up and down the county.

    Craig Burley, former Scotland international at Goodison Park for 5 live Sport

    "It couldn't have been an easy week for Wigan after their performance in their 4-0 defeat against Liverpool, which was embarrassing at times. But today they have put a performance in. Every so often this happens, and if they could bottle this and play like this most weeks they would be higher up the league. But it's their inconsistency that's their undoing.

    "But I caution those who think they could now go on a run - next week it could be a different Wigan!"

    You can listen to live commentary of Everton v Wigan on BBC Radio 5 live right now.

  230. 1432: 

    "We're going to Wembley" sing the Wigan fans, who remain in good voice. "Boooooooooooo" has been the typical noise made by Everton supporters today. The Toffees have been slightly better in this half, but they have never looked like getting back into the game after that burst of three Latics goals in four first-half minutes.


    James: "Wouldn't it be brilliant for football to see Roberto Martinez walk out at Wembley with Wigan?"

    John in London: "Toffees fans must hate the fact McManaman scored against them..."

    Mick in Huyton: "Wigan weren't terrible last week - Liverpool were excellent and but for Reina and Suarez they may have got something."

    West Brom v Swansea (1500 GMT)

    Romelu Lukaku, Chris Brunt and Billy Jones are back in the starting line-up for West Brom as they aim to leapfrog today's opponents Swansea. Lukaku and Jones replace the injured Shane Long and Steven Reid respectively, while Brunt is in for Marc-Antoine Fortune. Goran Popov is back on the bench after his suspension for spitting.

    Michu starts for Swansea, despite initially being missed off the club's official Twitter feed! The Spaniard may play a slightly deeper role with Luke Moore starting after his goal against Newcastle. Ki Sung-yeung comes in for Leon Britton.

    LINE-UPS- Reading v Aston Villa (1500 GMT)

    Reading: Taylor, Kelly, Pearce, Mariappa, Harte, Robson-Kanu, Akpan, Leigertwood, McAnuff, Hunt, Le Fondre. Subs: Henly, Shorey, Karacan, McCleary, Morrison, Guthrie, Blackman.

    Aston Villa: Guzan, Lowton, Clark, Vlaar, Baker, Weimann, Bannan, Westwood, Sylla, Agbonlahor, Benteke. Subs: Given, N'Zogbia, Holman, Bowery, Dawkins, Bennett, Carruthers.

    Referee: Jon Moss (W Yorkshire)

  234. 1430: 

    At long, long last, a sniff of a reply for Everton. It falls for Ross Barkley when the ball runs across the Wigan area but he snatches at his first-time shot and skews his shot off target.

  235. 1428: 

    The Wigan fans are making all the noise with seven minutes to go at Goodison. As you might expect, they are singing about going to Wembley. The Everton supporters who have not departed already are just thinking about going home.

    Norwich v Southampton (1500 GMT)

    Sierra Leone striker Kei Kamara, on loan from Kansas City, is handed his first Norwich start at the expense of Wes Hoolahan and is the only change from a Canaries side that started last weekend's 4-0 defeat at Manchester United.

    There are three alterations to the Southampton team beaten at home by QPR last time out as Luke Shaw, Jos Hooiveld and Jay Rodriguez replace Danny Fox, Nathaniel Clyne and Jason Puncheon.

    LINE-UPS- Norwich v Southampton (1500 GMT)

    Norwich: Bunn, Martin, Bassong, Turner, Garrido, Snodgrass, Johnson, Howson, Pilkington, Kamara, Holt. Subs: Camp, Whittaker, Hoolahan, Fox, Elliott Bennett, Becchio, Ryan Bennett.

    Southampton: Boruc, Yoshida, Fonte, Hooiveld, Shaw, Fox, Schneiderlin, Rodriguez, Ramirez, Lallana, Lambert. Subs: Kelvin Davis, Clyne, Forren, Ward-Prowse, Do Prado, Chaplow, Puncheon.

    Referee: Mark Clattenburg (Tyne & Wear)

    Jacqui Oatley, BBC Radio 5 live

    "Sylla a surprise surprise selection for Villa. Sorry..."

    Reading v Aston Villa (1500 GMT)

    Stuart Taylor, the former Aston Villa goalkeeper, once again starts for Reading in the absence of Adam Federici as manager Brian McDermott makes just one enforced change to his side.

    Jimmy Kebe, who picked up a groin injury in the defeat by Everton last week, is the man to miss out and is replaced by Hal Robson-Kanu.

    Villa manager Paul Lambert makes three changes from 1-0 defeat by Manchester City with captain Ron Vlaar back in the side after a calf injury. Elsewhere, Fabian Delph's suspension opens the door for Yacouba Sylla to make his full Villa debut, while Barry Bannan comes into the side in place of Charles N'Zogbia, who drops to the bench.

  240. 1428: 

    Credit to Ross Barkley, he is trying his best for the Everton cause... but he gets no change out of Maynor Figueroa when he tries to get past the Wigan defender in the area. Everton's fans make half-hearted appeals for a penalty but Barkley was only interested in winning the ball back after being levered off it by the big Honduran.

    QPR v Sunderland (1500 GMT)

    QPR boss Harry Redknapp drops last week's matchwinner Jay Bothroyd to the bench as he opts to start with fellow striker Bobby Zamora instead. Keeper Rob Green, defender Fabio Da Silva and midfielder Andros Townsend also come into the side as the injured Julio Cesar, Armand Traore and Esteban Granero make way.

    Sunderland are unchanged from the team which came back to draw 2-2 with Fulham last time out. Defenders Danny Rose and Matthew Kilgallon are fit again and on the bench.

    LINE-UPS- West Brom v Swansea (1500 GMT)

    West Brom: Foster, Jones, McAuley, Olsson, Ridgewell, Yacob, Mulumbu, Dorrans, Morrison, Brunt, Lukaku. Subs: Myhill, Tamas, Popov, Rosenberg, Thomas, Odemwingie, Fortune.

    Swansea: Vorm, Rangel, Monk, Williams, Davies, Hernandez, de Guzman, Ki, Routledge, Michu, Moore. Subs: Tremmel, Bartley, Dyer, Lamah, Shechter, Tiendalli, Gower.

    Referee: Lee Mason (Lancashire)

  243. 1423: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Everton's Ross Barkley for Kevin Mirallas

    There are just over 10 minutes to go now and Wigan remain in complete control. Everton have just made their final switch, with Ross Barkley on for Kevin Mirallas, but it is a big ask for him to change the outcome of this tie. The Latics are heading for their first FA Cup semi-final, barring another flurry of goals of course.

    Phil McNulty, BBC Sport Chief Football Writer at Goodison Park

    "The substitution of the influential Marouane Fellaini received a mixed reception but it was a sign of just how poor he has been that manager David Moyes felt able to do without him with 20 minutes left."

    LINE-UPS- QPR v Sunderland (1500 GMT)

    QPR: Green, Bosingwa, Samba, Hill, Da Silva, Townsend, Park, Mbia, Hoilett, Zamora, Remy. Subs: Murphy, Wright-Phillips, Mackie, Granero, Onuoha, Jenas, Bothroyd.

    Sunderland: Mignolet, Gardner, Bramble, O'Shea, Colback, Sessegnon, Larsson, N'Diaye, Johnson, Fletcher, Graham. Subs: Westwood, Bardsley, Rose, Kilgallon, Vaughan, Mangane, Cuellar.

    Referee: Mike Jones (Cheshire)

    Craig Burley, former Scotland international at Goodison Park for 5 live Sport

    "This doesn't get uttered to many times, but Wigan have defended well, very well, every time Everton have asked a question."

    You can listen to live commentary of Everton v Wigan on BBC Radio 5 live right now.

  247. 1420: 

    At this rate, Everton are not even going to get a consolation, let alone mount a fightback. Kevin Mirallas thinks he has beaten the Wigan offside trap as he runs clear to slot home but, in reality, the flag was up a LONG time before he fired home. More boos ring out, but they are futile ones.

    Norwich v Southampton (1500 GMT)

    BREAKING: Norwich manager Chris Hughton hands striker Kei Kamara his first start since joining the club on loan in January, while playmaker Wes Hoolahan drops to the substitute's bench.


    Chris Bloomfield: "Looks like Fellaini will be off then this summer - especially after that fickle crowd reaction!"

    nisteljani: "Wow - Fellaini broke into a jog when he was substituted. Fastest he's moved all game!"

    Dave Mulcock: "Fellaini just didnt want to be on the pitch. Moyes' decision is the right one."

  250. 1418: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Wigan's James McArthur for Ryo Miyaichi

    Nope, Ryo Miyaichi cannot continue, and he is being stretchered down the tunnel - hopefully that injury is not a serious one. James McArthur is on, with 18 minutes to play. Everton are dominating possession but Wigan still have that three-goal lead.

  251. 1418: 

    Not sure who the Everton fans are angry with this time. Ryo Miyaichi needs treatment after Kevin Mirallas slides in on him near the touchline and Leighton Baines kicks the ball out so he can get it. Miyaichi is off the pitch, though, so play can continue. Wigan have 10 men at the moment though. Everton's supporters keep booing.

    Reading v Aston Villa (1500 GMT)

    BREAKING: Centre-back Ron Vlaar is back from injury to captain Aston Villa against Reading.

  253. 1414: 

    Marouane Fellaini has not hung around on the bench to get any more abuse. Instead he has disappeared down the tunnel to make an early start on washing his barnet. Probably for the best, given the mood of the home fans.

    Marouane Fellaini
    West Brom v Swansea (1500 GMT)

    BREAKING: Striker Luke Moore is rewarded for his winning goal against Newcastle last weekend with a start for Swansea.

  255. 1412: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Everton's Darron Gibson for Marouane Fellaini

    Marouane Fellaini gets more jeers as he goes off. Darron Gibson is on for the last 25 minutes or so, with Wigan still 3-0 up and still looking very comfortable.

    Marouane Fellaini

    Matthew Coote: "I have to say that Moyes has shown nothing in his managerial career that would suggest he could manage Man Utd or Chelsea."

    Paul Humphreys: "Re Moyes being a top manager - look at Everton's finishes with their awful resources under Moyes. So yeah, he's a top manager

    Colin Edmunds: "All this vitriol about Moyes - didn't realise he was on the pitch? Blame the players!"

    BBC Sport chief football writer Phil McNulty at Goodison Park:

    "Fellaini having a nightmare for Everton - and taking some flak from the crowd for failing to chase a ball he had lost."

  258. 1410: 

    Wigan's first attack of note in the second half sees them again find space down the left. Jean Beausejour should do better with the cross too but it is blocked and goes behind for a corner. Everton struggle to clear their lines but Jan Mucha is across to stop Maynor Figueroa's shot. Even so, the natives are getting restless, and Kevin Friend is no longer the only target of their ire.

    West Brom v Swansea (1500 GMT)

    BREAKING: West Brom's top scorer Romelu Lukaku returns to the starting line-up after being ineligible last weekend against parent club Chelsea, while fellow striker Shane Long is not involved at all due to injury.

    Phil McNulty, BBC Sport Chief Football Writer at Goodison Park

    "It would be quite some feat on Everton's part to be as poor in the second half as they were in the first. They have improved - but still nothing to break Wigan down."

  261. 1406: 

    An hour gone at Goodison and Everton are not making many inroads into their three-goal deficit. The home fans are taking their frustration out on referee Kevin Friend at the moment, even though he has only stopped play because of a clash of heads between Maynor Figueroa and Nikica Jelavic.


    Former Everton midfielder Tim Cahill: "They say its a game of two halves. Well time to show what the Blues are made of."

    QPR v Sunderland (1500 GMT)

    BREAKING: Jay Bothroyd, despite scoring the winning goal against Southampton last weekend, drops to the substitute's bench for QPR as Bobby Zamora starts up front. Robert Green replaces the injured Julio Cesar in goal.

  264. 1402: 
    YELLOW CARD- Everton's Marouane Fellaini

    Marouane Fellaini becomes the latest player to go into Kevin Friend's book, after being penalised for tangling with Shaun Maloney. Wigan, with a 3-0 lead, are still dropping off and containing the hosts. They are doing a good job of it too.


    Rachel T: "Wigan have obviously chosen to select the 'Play Out Of Skins' option. Last seen in May 2012."

    Gopal Gautam: "Awful last week, brilliant today. Will the real Wigan Athletic please stand up?"

    Barry: "Everton bottling it as usual. Moyes a top manager - how?"

    David Moyes
  266. 1359: 

    Wigan have not done much going forward in the second half, but then they don't have to, do they? Everton's latest attack ends when Nikica Jelavic handles as he tries to control a dropping ball near the corner flag.

  267. 1355: 
    YELLOW CARD- Wigan's Shaun Maloney

    Yep, the Latics look nervous and an Everton goal would definitely make this game interesting.

    From one of those Wigan free-kicks, Everton win the ball quickly and charge forward, with Kevin Mirallas only stopped when Shaun Maloney fouls him. Maloney gets a booking and, from 30 yards out, Leighton Baines smashes the resulting free-kick through the wall but straight at Joel Robles. Moments later, Marouane Fellaini loops a shot over the bar too.

  268. 1353: 

    Most Everton fans are not exactly in the best mood anyway but they are even less happy when referee Kevin Friend awards Wigan a couple of free-kicks. The Latics look a bit edgy to be honest, and appear unsure whether to try to build on their three-goal lead or try to protect it. They play the ball sideways from both free-kicks and invite trouble.

    Craig Burley, former Scotland international at Goodison Park for 5 live Sport

    "Wigan have potential to crumble and I can't believe Everton will be as poor in this half as they were in the first. Phil Neville's gone off - he had a terrible 45 minutes, but then so did Everton as a whole."

    You can listen to live commentary of Everton v Wigan on BBC Radio 5 live right now.

  270. 1351: 
    KICK-OFF- Everton 0-3 Wigan

    We are back under way at Goodison. Everton have got 45 minutes to save themselves but some of their fans have not stayed around to see whether they can do it.

  271. 1350: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Everton 0-3 Wigan

    A change at half-time from Everton. Not entirely unexpected, that. Phil Neville is off, so he could do some tweeting from the bench in the second half. Victor Anichebe is on instead.


    Chris: "When will Wigan be able to bring this into the league?"

    Milo in Framlingham: "Wigan have played well but are lucky to have three goals. Everton are not the same at the back without Jagielka."

    Anon in Liverpool: "Will the second half finally put to an end the myth that Moyes is a top notch manager? There'll be no Plan B - tactically naive. It'll stay as 4-5-1, constant lumping of the ball into the box. Good manager, but very overrated."


    It's top v almost bottom in League Two, with leaders Gillingham facing Plymouth, currently in 23rd place. Accrington Stanley, bolstered by the addition of former Everton, Arsenal and England striker Francis Jeffers, will hope to get something from their trip to Northampton to move away from the relegation zone. Nigel Worthington's first game in charge at York is away at Wimbledon, currently at the foot of the division.


    Leaders Doncaster make the long trip to Bournemouth, while Sheffield United, just a point behind Doncaster, play host to MK Dons. Steven Pressley's first game since taking charge at Coventry is at Scunthorpe, who are just one place above the drop-zone while the two teams propping up the division, Bury and Portsmouth, face each other at Fratton Park.


    Leaders Cardiff City have a weekend off, so it's a chance for Watford and Crystal Palace to make ground on the leaders with third-placed Hull not playing until Monday night. Watford host Blackpool, who have yet to win any of their four games since Paul Ince was appointed manager, while Palace are at home to Leeds. Nottingham Forest have a chance to move into the play-off places at home to Wolves, who could drop into the relegation zone if Peterborough beat Ipswich.

  276. 1346: 

    I wish Phil Neville was tweeting what was being said during David Moyes' half-time team-talk. Mind you, I doubt Moyes would appreciate that too much...

    While we imagine what the Everton boss is saying (or shouting), here's a quick preview of what is going on in the Football League too, starting in the Championship.


    Former Everton midfielder Tim Cahill: "Going to miss my plane because I'm watching my Blues. need to regroup and show some fire in the second half. Playing for pride."

    Everton players
    MOTD's John Motson at The Hawthorns:West Brom v Swansea (1500 GMT)

    "Who would have thought before the season started that these two sides would both have 40 points by the beginning of March? Just as Swansea have benefitted from the arrival of Michu, Albion have acquired a new edge in attack thanks to Romelu Lukaku.

    "I also think the form of Wayne Routledge has been a huge positive for Swansea, as has that of Ben Foster for West Brom. Regardless of Saturday's result, the two clubs can look forward to a top-10 finish. You would have had few takers on that outcome back in August."

    MOTD's Guy Mowbray at Madejski Stadium:Reading v Aston Villa (1500 GMT)

    "Ten games to go and with Wigan not in league action this weekend, both these sides have a chance to lift themselves out of the bottom three.

    "Three defeats in a row have put Reading back to square one and with trips to Manchester United and Arsenal next up, this and the home game against Southampton are must wins.

    "Villa, with one league win in their previous 11 matches, are not in much better shape, but having beaten Reading in eight of the nine league matches, there is a hope that this could be their day."

    MOTD's Jonathan Pearce at Loftus Road:QPR v Sunderland (1500 GMT)

    "QPR's win at Southampton last week means that another victory could lift them off the bottom of the Premier League for the first time since mid-December. It would be their first back-to-back successes since their return to the top flight.

    "But they have a wretched record against Sunderland. It's just over 22 years since they last beat them at home, although the Black Cats are in dismal form and could be ripe for a fourth defeat in five league games."

    MOTD's Simon Brotherton at Carrow Road:Norwich v Southampton (1500 GMT)

    "It's worth remembering that as recently as three seasons ago, this match was actually a League One fixture - so it's a game between two clubs who've come a long way in a relatively short space of time.

    "The reverse fixture at St Mary's ended in a 1-1 draw, Robert Snodgrass equalising for Norwich after Rickie Lambert had opened the scoring, and it's likely to be close this time too."

    Norwich v Southampton (1500 GMT)

    With only one victory in 11 games, Norwich manager Chris Hughton says "we know the success of our season will be based around home form" and suggests "that 40 point mark" should see his side to safety. Mauricio Pochettino has managed just a single victory since taking over at Southampton and admits "if you were expecting some kind of magic wand to find solutions to everything you were wrong. I relish pressure."

  283. 1343: 

    Let's break away from the FA Cup for a moment or two, though, and look forward to the Premier League action that is coming up at 1500 GMT. Some crunch relegation battles in amongst this little lot...

  284. 1340: 

    I appreciate most Everton fans will not be too bothered about this at the moment... but the FA Cup semi-finals are on the weekend of 13 and 14 April. At the moment it is their Wigan counterparts who are thinking about a trip to Wembley.


    Chris: "Looks like Wigan didn't get the memo re David Moyes winning the FA Cup!"

    Sam Robson: "This has got to have been the worst 45 minutes Everton have played under David Moyes. They have just not turned up."

    Alfie-Lee Marcus: "My weekend accumulator down the pan in three minutes...."

    Craig Burley, former Scotland international at Goodison Park for 5 live Sport

    "That was Wigan's best 45 minutes of the season. For all Everton's good football this season, they have produced their worst half of football.

    "Everton will have to make some changes at half-time, or else Moyes just giving them the proverbial rocket. I will be astonished if they can turn this around from here, but of they do this game will be a cracker."

    You can listen to live commentary of Everton v Wigan on BBC Radio 5 live right now.

  287. 1335:  
    BBC Sport chief football writer Phil McNulty at Goodison Park:HALF-TIME- Everton 0-3 Wigan

    "That was the first half from hell for Everton, manager David Moyes and their furious supporters. Wigan, superior from the first whistle, are cruising into the FA Cup semi-final at this stage."

  288. 1334: 
    HALF-TIME- Everton 0-3 Wigan

    Boos ring out at the half-time whistle at Goodison Park. Everton boss David Moyes looks absolutely livid as he dives down the tunnel.

  289. 1332: 

    There are three minutes of stoppage time to be played at the end of the first half. Then the Everton players have to face their angry-looking manager David Moyes. Good luck with that lads.

    BBC Sport chief football writer Phil McNulty at Goodison Park:

    "Wigan and their fans are taunting Everton with a period of possession football. One from Moyes' worst nightmares, this first 45 minutes."

  291. 1330: 

    They almost get it too. I'm not sure Shaun Maloney was going for goal in the end, but he almost finds the top corner with a floating delivery aimed for the back post. Jan Mucha realises that the ball could be dropping under the bar and manages to back-pedal and claw it to safety.

  292. 1329: 

    Wigan have a free-kick, about 30 yards out. Shaun Maloney fancies having a pop - Wigan fancy a fourth goal before the break.

    Craig Burley, former Scotland international at Goodison Park for 5 live Sport

    "Marouane Fellaini's having an absolute stinker. A good season he may have had, but he's shown nothing today. And on top of that, Everton's two holding midfielders Leon Osman and Phil Neville are both booked. One more and one of them's off."

    You can listen to live commentary of Everton v Wigan on BBC Radio 5 live right now.

  294. 1327: 
    YELLOW CARD- Phil Neville and Leon Osman

    Two Everton players go into referee Kevin Friend's book in quick succession, with Phil Neville completing what has been a disastrous first half for him with a very wild challenge on Jean Beausejour, before Leon Osman joins him for a foul on Jordi Gomez.

  295. 1325: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Ryo Miyaichi for Callum McManaman

    One of those Wigan goalscorers has just gone off, with Callum McManaman unable to continue after picking up a knock. Five minutes to go until half-time.

  296. 1325: 

    Blimey, that was a bit unexpected, wasn't it? A Wigan fan on an ill-timed toilet trip could have missed all three of those goals.


    Oliver Hague: "Wow! Three goals in four minutes, amazing!"

    Peter Hutton: "Everton haven't done themselves any favours here. Good goals, but shoddy defending."

    Alex Greaves: "Phil Neville is having a shocker. Wigan outstanding."

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