Saturday football: Hull City win promotion

How the action unfolded as Arsenal win at QPR after important victories for Spurs, Wigan and Aston Villa, while Hull win promotion.

4 May 2013 Last updated at 19:46

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  1. 1945: 

    Surely today's footballing drama has left you wanting more? No does a Merseyside derby and a Manchester United v Chelsea clash grab you? Good. You can join me from 1130 BST on Sunday for live text commentary of that. I can't wait...

  2. 1943: 

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger tells BBC Sport: "We had a great start and surprised QPR. But then they came back strongly and showed they have no fear. I think they've got a good chance of coming back up to the Premier League. We're on a very strong run and want that to carry on until the end of the season.

    "You can only win your own games and watch what happens elsewhere. Chelsea play Tottenham on Wednesday and they're at Manchester United tomorrow. Football is unpredictable but for three months we've been in a position where we cannot drop points."

    Norwich 1-2 Aston Villa

    Norwich City: "City can confirm @KeiKamara's loan has now ended and will return to @SportingKC with immediate effect.

    "The club would like to place on record its thanks to @KeiKamara and wish him the very best for the future."

  4. 1940: 

    At the bottom, it's been a horrible day for Wolves and Peterborough who drop into League One. Barnsley drew with Huddersfield to secure their safety. You can watch all of today's thrilling Championship action on The Football League Show. That will be on BBC One and online at midnight.

  5. 1939: 

    It means Watford will be in the play-offs, together with Brighton, Crystal Palace and Leicester - who beat Nottingham Forest and Bolton to the final spot.

  6. 1937: 

    So, let's recap. It seems a long time ago now, and I suspect the party will be in full swing, but Hull City were promoted to the Premier League in thrilling circumstances - conceding a penalty in the last minute and then having to wait around 15 minutes for confirmation of Watford's eventual result - a defeat against Leeds. The Tigers are back.


    Simon in Molesey via 81111: "If Manchester United had just beaten QPR 1-0 away everyone would rave about how good they are at 'seeing games out'... Arsenal are winning games ugly which is a good sign. Every cloud my fellow Gooners."

  8. 1932: 
    PLAYER REACTION- QPR 0-1 Arsenal
    Theo Walcott

    Arsenal goalscorer Theo Walcott: "It was a well worked goal. It's always nice to get an early goal and settle the nerves. QPR deserve credit because they put us under a bit of pressure but our defence has been solid for the last few months now. Can we win our remaining games? Without a doubt. The way we're playing as unit, we know we're always going to score goals. When the pressure is on us everyone steps up."

    Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker

    "The MOTD running order: WBA/Wig, Nor/AV, Ful/Rea, Tot/Sou, QPR/Ars, WHU/New, Swa/ManC."

    Watch the programme on BBC One at 2230 BST.


    Frank Martin, via text on 81111: "If Arsenal get two wins from their next two games, this will be their third best season since 2004. What's with all the moaning?"

  11. 1927:  
    Match of the Day's Guy Mowbray at The HawthornsWest Brom 2-3 Wigan

    "I can't believe Wigan won today. I have seen them play much, much better but they kept fighting and got the win.

    "Shaun Maloney was superb. He was the smallest on the pitch, but he weaved and bobbed and he was superb. He has been a breath of fresh air."

  12. 1927:  
    Match of the Day's John Roder at Craven CottageFulham 2-4 Reading

    "There were five goals in just over 20 madcap second-half minutes as these two sides scored six between them for the second time this season. There could have been more but for Alex McCarthy in the Reading goal and Hugo Rodallega hitting the crossbar. Amazing afternoon!"

  13. 1926:  
    Match of the Day's Steve Bower at Carrow RoadNorwich 1-2 Aston Villa

    "They talk about game changers - for Paul Lambert this has been a week-changer. It is a decade since a team went down with 40 points or more and Gabriel Agbonlahor will be the toast of Aston tonight."

  14. 1926:  
    Match of the Day's John Motson at White Hart LaneTottenham 1-0 Southampton

    "He's done it again. Gareth Bale, the footballer of the year, produces another moment of brilliance just when it was most needed. He cut across the young full-back Luke Shaw and delivered another pearler. That is 20 league goals in a season for Bale and he has done it with another beauty. For long periods, Southampton were the better side and created some excellent chances but ultimately it was the brilliance of one man that decided this match."

  15. 1926:  
    Match of the Day's Martin Fisher at Upton ParkWest Ham 0-0 Newcastle

    "Newcastle respond as Alan Pardew wanted them to with a much more effective defensive display. They shipped six last week, but kept a clean sheet this time and they thought they might have taken the lead through Papiss Cisse in the first half but replays suggested the officials were right. Winston Reid cleared it off the line.

    "West Ham didn't really get going in the first half but Andy Carroll and Kevin Nolan asked good questions of Rob Elliot in the second half and the Newcastle keeper responded with some good stops."

  16. 1925: 

    While we wait for reaction from Arsene Wenger and Harry Redknapp, let's see what the Match of the Day lads thought about today's other Premier League matches.

  17. 1923: 
    QPR 0-1 Arsenal

    It seems some Arsenal supporters were not happy with that performance. But they got the job done while Rangers remain bottom, three points behind Reading.


    Luke Johnston: "Arsenal need to sign about seven or eight top class players before they're competing for the title again. So much mediocrity in the team!"

    Aidan Williams: "Arsenal fans you're winning... Stop complaining. Oh dear."

  19. 1920: 
    FULL-TIME- QPR 0-1 Arsenal

    All over at Loftus Road, where Theo Walcott's goal after 21 seconds keeps Arsenal's Champions League dreams alive. The Gunners replace Spurs in the top four, with Chelsea to visit Manchester United on Sunday.


    Graham in Colchester via 81111: "All I keep reading is Arsenal fans moaning that we haven't played well. We haven't lost for two months! I'll take wins all day long if we play poor."

  21. 1917: 
    INJURY TIME- QPR 0-1 Arsenal

    We're going to have three minutes of added time, with Thomas Vermaelen replacing Tomas Rosicky for Arsenal.


    Elliott Bambrough: "This is awful. Not often I watch Arsenal & start thinking about needing to buy dog food."

  23. 1915: 
    SUBSTITUTION- QPR 0-1 Arsenal

    Speculative from Bobby Zamora, who sees Wojciech Szczesny off his line and volleys over the bar from 40 yards out. Arsenal make a change, with Jack Wilshere replacing Santi Cazorla.

  24. 1912: 
    FULL-TIME- Swindon 1-1 Brentford

    Dramatic finale, and how important may that last-gasp leveller prove to be? All square going into the second leg.


    Jago Thomas: "To be honest, the way Arsenal are playing, we don't deserve to play with Europe's elite."

  26. 1911: 
    SUBSTITUTION- QPR 0-1 Arsenal

    Arsenal's Lukas Podolski, who has had a disappointing evening as the central striker, is replaced by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

  27. 1911: 
    GOAL- Swindon 1-1 Brentford - Kevin O'Connor (90 mins)

    Brentford would have won automatic promotion if they had scored a last-minute penalty last week, but they make no mistake this time. Kevin O'Connor keeps his head and buries the spot-kick into the corner.

  28. 1910: 
    GREAT SAVE!- QPR 0-1 Arsenal

    An absolutely superb save from Wojciech Szczesny, who tips Loic Remy's goal-bound shot from 25 yards around the post. That could prove crucial.

  29. 1910: 
    PENALTY TO BRENTFORD- Swindon 1-0 Brentford

    Huge moment in stoppage time as Swindon goalscorer Massimo Luongo brings down Harry Forrester in the area - penalty kick!

  30. 1909: 
    FINAL TEN- QPR 0-1 Arsenal

    Surely Andros Townsend will play a part for Spurs next season. He's been superb for QPR today - putting in another cross from the right which is cleared. Nacho Monreal will have nightmares about the 21-year-old. We're into the final 10 minutes now.


    James Bowker via 81111: "It's my birthday today, Arsenal have to win. I will cry, otherwise."

  32. 1906: 
    MANAGER REACTION- West Brom 2-3 Wigan

    West Brom head coach Steve Clarke, speaking about Peter Odemwingie after the striker was jeered by Baggies supporters while warming up as a substitute: "There was a bad reaction, the crowd let their feelings be known.

    "I don't know (the details) because I was watching the game. I asked him, Jerome Thomas and James Morrison to get prepared and I wanted to put on two from three.

    "When he went out to warm up there was a negative reaction and if I'm honest the crowd reaction made me go with James and Jerome.

    "I still think Peter's got a part to play in some matches but we'll deal with it from game to game."

  33. 1903: 
    CLOSE!- QPR 0-1 Arsenal

    Theo Walcott is desperate to add to his tally - another swerving shot being beaten clear by Robert Green. Neither keeper has been comfortable catching the ball this evening.

  34. 1901: 
    Norwich 1-2 Aston Villa

    Does anyone have tickets for Norwich's end of season dinner on Monday? If so, you better cancel the hire of your dinner suit because you're not going now!

    "The club is cancelling a number of events, including this Monday's dinner, as the players and everyone at the club are devoting all their energies to the forthcoming games against West Bromwich Albion and Manchester City," read a statement.

  35. 1858: 
    PENALTY APPEAL- Swindon 1-0 Brentford

    Brentford get away with one here as Kevin O'Connor steers the ball away from the swinging boot of Adam Rooney with his arm - it's on the blindside of the officials though and there's nothing given.

    Rooney cannot believe it. We are approaching the last 10 minutes at the County Ground.

  36. 1857: 
    GREAT SAVE!- QPR 0-1 Arsenal

    Robert Green is keeping Rangers in the game now as Theo Walcott spins Tal Ben Haim and his shot is turned around for a corner at the near post.


    Dennis Funk: "QPR loanee Andros Townsend is playing like he wants to be in the Champions League next season, not the Championship. Oh wait..."

  38. 1854: 
    GREAT SAVE!- QPR 0-1 Arsenal

    The game is opening up now, with Santi Cazorla firing in a swerving shot which Rob Green beats clear.

  39. 1852: 
    QPR 0-1 Arsenal

    Arsenal finally create a chance in the second half, with Laurent Koscielny cutting in from the left and forcing a save from Robert Green. It's as if Koscielny was trying to show his forwards how it's done. We've got around 22 minutes left.


    Chris Brown: "I think all Arsenal fans can just see what's coming."

  41. 1847: 
    GOAL- Swindon 1-0 Brentford - Massimo Luongo (70 mins)

    Pick that one out. Massimo Luongo picks up the ball 25 yards from goal and places a superb finish beyond Brentford goalkeeper Simon Moore. Advantage Swindon.


    Lanre Adeola: "Isn't this the home ground of QPR? Why are the players falling like chickens when they receive the ball? Play for pride."

    Robin Davies: "Arsenal's Lukas Podolski having a mare today, so many bad touches."

  43. 1845: 
    YELLOW CARD- QPR 0-1 Arsenal

    Arsenal's Nacho Monreal goes into the book for a cynical foul on Andros Townsend with the winger breaking free on the right.

  44. 1844: 
    QPR 0-1 Arsenal

    Jon in Bristol (see text below) has got a point. Arsenal are overplaying it far too often - they need to take a leaf out of Andros Townsend's book.


    Jon in Bristol via 81111: "Dear Arsenal, "SHOOT!!" Sincerely, every Arsenal Fan."

  46. 1841: 
    GREAT SAVE!- QPR 0-1 Arsenal

    Andros Townsend is having a superb game for QPR and almost drags his side level with a swerving 25-yard shot which is just about beaten clear by Wojciech Szczesny.

  47. 1840: 
    Swindon 0-0 Brentford

    It's a game of few chances so far but Brentford will be the happiest of the sides so far. They will be confident their excellent home record will help them through when the second leg is played on Monday.

    The Bees only lost three home matches during the regular phase of the league season, the best record in the division, and even Chelsea failed to win at Brentford's ground in an FA Cup tie in January.

    Half an hour left and it is goalless.


    Barnaby Kelly: "QPR boss Harry Redknapp bringing on one of the old guards (Derry)... Preparing for life in the Championship. Jamie Mackie probably on next."

  49. 1839: 
    QPR 0-1 Arsenal

    Some patient build-up play from Arsenal ends with Bacary Sagna putting in a cross from the right which is easily cleared. The full-back has wasted possession a lot today.


    Sulaiman in London via 81111: "This game has been an anticlimax to what has otherwise been an enthralling and dramatic day of football."

  51. 1836: 
    QPR 0-1 Arsenal
    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger

    Arsene Wenger can't be happy with his side's performance since hitting the post midway through the first half - Wojciech Szczesny having to be alert to tip Andros Townsend's cross away from danger.

  52. 1833: 
    QPR 0-1 Arsenal

    Rangers begin the second half on the front foot, with Jermaine Jenas picking out Shaun Derry from a free-kick but the midfielder's knockdown is cleared by Tomas Rosicky.


    Eddie: "This game is not over, Arsenal need to wake up."

    Sean Whittall: "Have Arsenal finally learnt how to win when not playing well?"

  54. 1832: 
    SUBSTITUTION- QPR 0-1 Arsenal

    Rangers make a substitution at the break, with Shaun Derry replacing Stephane Mbia.

  55. 1831: 
    KICK-OFF- QPR 0-1 Arsenal

    Arsenal really need to up their game in the second half because QPR began to grow in confidence at the end of the first - Andros Townsend in particular looking a threat. We are back under way at Loftus Road...


    Tom in Scarborough via 81111: "When Arsenal play like this I can just feel my life ebbing away."

  57. 1821: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Tottenham 1-0 Southampton

    Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino: "I do feel we deserved a lot more, we should have got at least a draw, a win would have been well deserved but we go home with nothing. I am disappointed about the result.

    On Gareth Bale: "When a team has a player of those characteristics, they can light up those moments, there is nothing you can do against that.

    "We have competed very well and played very well, we have controlled the game for large periods and I am happy with the performance of my team but we are really angry because we have not got anything from this game."


    Alexei Watkins: "Come on Arsenal! Where's the passion?!?"

    Dominic O'Caollai: "Barring the first 20 seconds, this Arsenal game has been unbelievably boring."

  59. 1820: 
    REACTION- Tottenham 1-0 Southampton

    Spurs legend Ricky Villa was at White Hart Lane today - and he believes Gareth Bale is already one of the club's greatest ever players.

    "He is one of the best," said Villa. "I believe Glenn Hoddle was a really great player, but Bale is younger and can improve and I expect him to become one of the top players in the world. I expect him to stay at the club for one or two years more."

  60. 1816:  
    Match of the Day's Jonathan Pearce at Loftus RoadHALF-TIME- QPR 0-1 Arsenal

    MOTD's Jonathan Pearce at Loftus Road: "Arsenal were gifted the lead after 20 seconds, and Theo Walcott now has 20 goals for the season for the first time. But since Walcott hit the post before the half-hour mark, Arsenal have gone back into their shells. QPR ended the half the better team."

    Manchester City captain Vincent KompanyPLAYER REACTION- Swansea 0-0 Manchester City

    "Mixed first half followed by a good second half in which we created plenty of chances. Thanks to our travelling support, great as always."

  62. 1814: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Tottenham 1-0 Southampton

    Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas: "It was very important. It was difficult to break them down. In the first half, Saints had the better chances, we managed to hold on to 0-0 and then second half we improved and were much better and created a couple of chances, because Southampton did ever so well. They kept the ball well.

    "But we waited, had patience and then managed to score."


    Hiten: "Only Arsenal can make a game look incredibly easy for ten minutes before suddenly remembering there's two teams on the pitch."

  64. 1813: 
    QPR 0-1 Arsenal

    QPR win a free-kick 25 yards out but Andros Townsend puts too much curl on his effort and it goes well wide. A chance, at least.


    Alex in Wolverhampton via 81111: "Re 1740. Considering we have a handful of players earning over £25k a week, the standard that they have shown is nothing short of shameful."

  66. 1808: 
    HALF-TIME- Swindon 0-0 Brentford

    BBC Sport's Michael Emons: "The first leg of the League One play-off semi-final has been a frenetic affair, full of physical challenges but lacking individual quality.

    "Swindon's best chance of the first half fell to an unmarked Andy Williams. However, he mistimed his jump and his header from Gary Roberts's cross lacked power with Brentford goalkeeper Simon Moore making a comfortable save.

    "The visitors have not tested home keeper Wes Foderingham as both Adam Forshaw and Jonathan Douglas shot off target when well placed."

  67. 1807: 
    QPR 0-1 Arsenal

    Rangers defender Tal Ben Haim has a dig from 30 yards out but his shot is easily dealt with by Arsenal keeper Wojciech Szczesny.


    Joe Jones: "Arsenal looking a little complacent..."

  69. 1804: 
    PLAYER REACTION- Tottenham 1-0 Southampton

    Spurs goalscorer Gareth Bale: "I saw the space open up and got a good strike away - it is a massive three points and keeps our Champions League hopes alive.

    "Southampton played very well. The first half we didn't play well, the second half we were more confident and we got that decisive goal."

  70. 1802: 
    QPR 0-1 Arsenal

    Arsenal are trying to pick a hole through the centre of QPR's defence, with very little coming from down the flanks. When Theo Walcott does drift wide, his cross is cut out with nobody waiting in the penalty area.


    Olly Alkema: "This is too easy for Arsenal, which is worrying, as we're awful at winning these types of games."

  72. 1758: 
    CLOSE!- QPR 0-1 Arsenal

    Just when I suggest Arsenal might run away with this one, Rangers create their best chance of the match. The impressive Andros Townsend runs at the defence and cuts inside, squares to Park Ji-Sung but the midfielder blazes over from 10 yards out.

  73. 1756: 
    HITS THE WOODWORK- QPR 0-1 Arsenal

    Theo Walcott is a coat of paint away from doubling Arsenal's lead when his shot is turned on to the post by Robert Green. The Gunners could run up a cricket score here.

    Chief football writer Phil McNulty at The HawthornsINJURY NEWS- West Brom 2-3 Wigan

    "Wigan's Jean Beausejour almost certainly out of FA Cup Final & struggling to play again this season after sustaining hamstring injury at WBA."

  75. 1754: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Fulham 2-4 Reading

    Reading boss Nigel Adkins: "There has been a good steady progression in every game [since I came here]. To come away from home and score four is good. It was exciting for the supporters. The attitude and application has been first class from the players and all we can do is keep looking forward."

  76. 1753: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Fulham 2-4 Reading

    Fulham manager Martin Jol: "The first half was not good enough by our standards. We wanted to take the initiative. We gave away easy and cheap goals and we have to change that. Although they played better we were still in it.

    "We haven't been that good recently since getting the 40 points. Today Reading was the game to gain something and get safe. We have to get some more points. We said our goal difference was probably a point but that has changed in the last few weeks so we need a couple more points."


    Matt in Telford via 81111: "Re 1740. Time for Wolves to rebuild the team. It's no use having a great stadium with excellent hospitality suites and function rooms. We are not in the game to succeed in corporate functions. We're in it to succeed in football. Get priorities sorted quickly."

  78. 1751: 
    QPR 0-1 Arsenal

    This match is tailor-made for Arsenal now, with the Gunners stroking the ball about with authority after taking an early lead against their already-relegated hosts. Loic Remy sums up QPR's display with a shot from 45 yards which almost takes out the corner flag.


    Niklas Lanwehr: "I cannot remember the last time Arsenal right-back Bacary Sagna has beaten a man one-on-one - would love to see him replaced next season."

  80. 1750: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Norwich 1-2 Aston Villa

    Norwich manager Chris Hughton: "I'm annoyed and frustrated because there was no way we should have lost or deserved to lose. We were the better side over 90 minutes but Villa have pace on the counter-attack and we have conceded two poor goals today.

    "Joe Bennett shouldn't have been on the park - he was on a yellow card when he conceded the penalty and had two or three fouls after that. I find it incredible that he was still on the park.

    "Next week's game against West Brom becomes a bigger game. We will need a better performance but we can't concede the goals we conceded today and expect to win football matches."

  81. 1748: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Norwich 1-2 Aston Villa

    Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert: "Our effort after playing on Monday night was outstanding. All credit to the team. We hung on and in the second half it could have been more.

    "Gabby Agbonlahor has been playing excellently for us, he has the speed to hurt teams and power as well.

    "We have to keep going but it's another huge, huge win. I knew how much effort we put into that game and some of the football was excellent at times.

    "This team is getting better and better every single game. The best thing will be the mental side of the game and they are playing football that's worthy of staying in this league."

  82. 1748: 
    QPR 0-1 Arsenal

    Rangers finally mount a half-decent attack, with Andros Townsend's effort being blocked and then Bobby Zamora being flagged off-side when the ball breaks to him.

  83. 1746: 
    CLOSE!- Swindon 0-0 Brentford

    Brentford were a missed penalty away from winning promotion to the Championship last week. But the Bees quickly have to bounce back in the first leg of their play-off semi-final at Swindon.

    The hosts have dominated the early stages of the match and a Gary Roberts goal-bound shot was deflected over for a corner, although it came to nothing.

    But the Robins should have been behind when Brentford's Adam Forshaw burst through but dragged his shot horribly wide.


    Josh Thompson: "Re 1740. Wolves deserve it, absolutely shocking past two seasons..."

    Andrew Reid: "Wolves have turned into a right mess. QPR might do the same."

    Martin Forry: "Wolves would still be in the Premier League had they not sacked Mick McCarthy last season."

  85. 1746: 
    QPR 0-1 Arsenal

    Santi Cazorla takes a shot from the edge of the area which is blocked by Nedum Onouha. The Gunners are camped on the edge of the Rangers penalty area but Aaron Ramsey's pass goes out of play and the hosts get another chance to regroup.


    Jay Will Larbi: "QPR will just be like Wolves. They are going to be relegated in the Championship next season."

    Judas Nkemjika: "Theo Walcott... His last two goals has been as quick as his feet."

  87. 1744: 
    QPR 0-1 Arsenal

    QPR are looking to get themselves going again, with Jermaine Jenas trying to get on the ball in midfield and dictate play. The former Spurs midfielder is likely to be keen to help out his former club today.

  88. 1740: 

    I'd love to hear what Wolves supporters think about their side's relegation to League One. You know the drill - #bbcfootball or text 81111.

  89. 1740: 

    Wolves chairman Steve Morgan has made a statement after his club were relegated to League One this afternoon.

    Morgan said: "Today is a sad day at the end of what has been an horrendous season; relegation is a devastating blow for everyone who loves Wolves.

    "As chairman of the club I take my responsibilities very seriously; we have failed our supporters, and the city, and for that I am truly sorry.

    "Clearly a lot of mistakes have been made over the past two seasons. I do not intend to say anymore publicly at this time. As a club we need to reflect on the events of this season and take appropriate measures to move forward.

    "It will not be easy and there will be difficult challenges ahead, but I am more determined than ever to see Wolves prosper and I remain committed to the club."

  90. 1737: 
    MANAGER REACTION- West Brom 2-3 Wigan

    West Brom manager Steve Clarke: "We have conceded three goals and we have to look at that. Two of the goals came from crosses and normally our defending from crosses is very good.

    "We played an attacking line-up, I chose to go with that so I have to be the one that carries the can for this.

    "I'm sure for people watching it was a good game to watch and Wigan are a difficult team to play. Fortunately we are in a position where we can try different things and we scored another two goals but we were a bit exposed at the back."

  91. 1736: 
    QPR 0-1 Arsenal

    QPR are all over the place at the moment, with Theo Walcott again picking up the ball in the penalty area but Clint Hill stays on his feet and manages to avert the danger.


    Sho: "Well, that didn't take long."

    Adam Bowley: "QPR. A disgrace."

    Oghenekobiruo: "That's it boys!! Champions League football is Arsenal's right!!!"

  93. 1734: 
    MANAGER REACTION- West Brom 2-3 Wigan

    Wigan manager Roberto Martinez: "We have worked really hard for two months to get us in the position where, with two weeks of the season left, we are still involved in two competitions. If we stay up it would be like winning the title.

    "We showed our character and never accepted defeat. To come back twice from behind at a place as difficult as this is huge. To score three goals in open play here is very pleasing and I don't think anyone else has done that this season.

    "Last week we dropped two points [against Tottenham] but we learned from that and showed great composure."

  94. 1733: 
    RECORD-BREAKER- QPR 0-1 Arsenal

    Theo Walcott's strike has been confirmed as the fastest goal of the season - beating Robin van Persie's 33-second effort for Manchester United against West Ham in November.

  95. 1730: 
    GOAL- QPR 0-1 Arsenal - Theo Walcott (1 mins)

    That's what Arsenal have got! They take just 20 seconds to go into the lead at Loftus Road as Aaron Ramsey slips Theo Walcott through and the England striker slides the ball home at the near post.

  96. 1730: 
    KICK-OFF- QPR 0-0 Arsenal

    We are under way at Loftus Road.

  97. 1730: 
    MANAGER REACTION- West Ham 0-0 Newcastle

    Newcastle manager Alan Pardew: "The players needed to show a lot of what was said this week was complete rubbish and we showed that. We had good spirit and unity and we should have had a goal, it was touch and go but it should have been given."

    Statisticians OptaTottenham 1-0 Southampton

    "8 - Gareth Bale has scored more winning goals than any other player in the Premier League this season. Star."

  99. 1728: 
    QPR v Arsenal (1730 BST)

    Match of the Day's Jonathan Pearce is our man at Loftus Road today, and he's sporting a new hairstyle - he's dyed it blond. The two teams are out on the pitch on a lovely, sunny evening. This should be a good game following the Spurs result.

    Former Crystal Palace striker Mark Bright on Final ScoreTottenham 1-0 Southampton

    "Spurs did what they had to do today, and their result puts pressure on Arsenal and Chelsea who are still to play this weekend."

    Watch Final Score now on BBC One, the BBC Sport website and Red Button.

    Stoke striker Michael Owen

    "Fair play to Wigan and Aston Villa. Their results have dragged a few teams that may have thought they were safe back into the relegation scrap."

    Match of the Day presenter and former Tottenham striker Gary LinekerTottenham 1-0 Southampton

    "Unbelievably brilliant goal from Gareth Bale. With goals like that, he should win footballer of the year..."

  103. 1722: 
    FULL-TIME- Tottenham 1-0 Southampton

    Spurs have done it and move back above Arsenal in the table. Over to the Gunners and Chelsea now...


    Da Man of Mankind: "Gareth Bale... Who else?"

    Kofi Tawiah Quansah: "Spurs are being Bale-d out by the man of the moment."

    Shane McMenemy: "Bale wins games and he wins them in style. Worth player of the year for sure."

  105. 1720: 
    KICK-OFF- Swindon 0-0 Brentford

    We are under way at the County Ground. A place in the Championship is at stake...

  106. 1720: 
    Tottenham 1-0 Southampton

    You have to feel slightly sorry for Southampton, who have played well at White Hart Lane today. The difference is that world-class winger they sold to Spurs six years ago. A finish worthy of Champions League football.


    Rich in London via 81111: "That's what Gareth Bale can do on an off day!"

  108. 1717: 
    REACTION- West Ham 0-0 Newcastle

    West Ham first-team coach Neil McDonald on whether Papiss Cisse's shot went over the line: "We thought from the replays that we saw it wasn't over the line. Sometimes you get them, sometimes you don't. We are pleased Winston Reid got back to get it off the line and help keep a clean sheet."

    Former Crystal Palace striker Mark Bright on Final ScoreTottenham 1-0 Southampton

    "They always say that you should show the winger inside, but with Gareth Bale there, he was able to hit a stunning shot with his favoured left-foot with the way he was positioned."

    Watch Final Score now on BBC One, the BBC Sport website and Red Button.

  110. 1716: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Brighton 2-0 Wolves
    Dean Saunders

    Wolves manager Dean Saunders, following his side's relegation to League One: "Our fans have had three years of pain. I'll be delighted to try and change it for them. I'm up for the fight."


    Adam Nash: "Yeeessssss BALE!! How does he do it?"

  112. 1712: 
    GOAL- Tottenham 1-0 Southampton - Gareth Bale (86 mins)

    Absolutely world class. Gareth Bale cuts in from the right, holds off Luke Shaw and rifles home from 25 yards against his former club. Inspirational stuff.


    Emanuel Fabian: "I'm tired of what Wigan do every season."

  114. 1711: 
    CLOSE!- Tottenham 0-0 Southampton

    Southampton are hanging on now as Jan Vertonghen's header is clawed clear by Artur Boruc with Jermain Defoe lurking. We've got about eight minutes left.

  115. 1710: 
    LINE-UPS- QPR v Arsenal (1730 BST)

    QPR: Green, Ben Haim, Onuoha, Hill, Traore, Townsend, Jenas, Mbia, Remy, Park, Zamora. Subs: Murphy, Derry, Taarabt, Mackie, Granero, Da Silva, Bothroyd.

    Arsenal: Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Ramsey, Arteta, Rosicky, Walcott, Cazorla, Podolski. Subs: Mannone, Vermaelen, Wilshere, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Coquelin, Jenkinson, Gervinho.

    Referee: Jon Moss (W Yorkshire)

  116. 1710: 
    LEAGUE ONE PLAY-OFFS- Swindon v Brentford (1720 BST)

    After they were denied automatic promotion in incredible circumstances last weekend, Brentford have to pick themselves up for the first leg of a play-off at Swindon.

    The Bees only scored 25 goals away from home all season and may struggle to break down a Robins defence which only let 15 in at home in the regular season. The winners on aggregate will face either Sheffield United or Yeovil at Wembley for a place in the Championship.

  117. 1709: 
    PENALTY APPEAL- Tottenham 0-0 Southampton

    Gareth Bale goes down in the area after beating Jack Cork to a loose ball but the penalty appeals are waved away. Tottenham getting desperate for a breakthrough now - and they might have had a case there.


    Tokunbo: "Spurs had a full week to prepare for this game against Southampton! Why are they so flat?"

  119. 1708: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Swansea 0-0 Manchester City

    Swansea manager Michael Laudrup: "We were playing a great team, but the second half was not the best football for both sides.

    "We keep our position of ninth in the table with a game in hand so we are happy with that. Michu was fouled in the first half, it was a huge penalty but we have not had one in the league all season.

    "Michu has a hamstring injury so it is probably goodbye for the season. We need support for him up front for next season and that is what we will try to do in the summer."

  120. 1707: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Tottenham 0-0 Southampton

    Southampton's Jason Puncheon, who was up all of last night because his partner gave birth, comes on for Adam Lallana.

    Match of the Day presenter Gary LinekerNorwich 1-2 Aston Villa

    "Aston Villa have really turned their season around. Massive credit to manager Paul Lambert, sticking with his young guns."

  122. 1706: 
    Tottenham 0-0 Southampton

    Relief for Southampton as Tom Huddlestone's corner slips through the grasp of goalkeeper Artur Boruc but is hacked clear. Tottenham are beginning to take control now.


    John at Upton Park via 81111: "Why not just sack Alan Pardew and bring in a new manager to reinvigorate the team? It's only a short term solution, but that's what's needed. Pardew out."

  124. 1704: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Swansea 0-0 Manchester City
    Roberto Mancini

    Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini: "The first half was so-so but we missed five incredible chances to score. We had motivation because we want to get second place.

    "Yaya Toure was not good, he had a problem in the warm up and when he came off we missed him He will be ok for the final though.

    "Before the FA Cup final we have another important game, we need to win on Tuesday and then we will prepare for Wigan."


    Carl Alexander: "Newcastle could be left to rue the day they offered Demba Ba a release clause in his contract."

    Callum Aitken: "What about Norwich? They've been in freefall and I can't see them picking up points against West Brom or Man City. Going down."

    Andy Hutt: "Newcastle now favourites for the drop. Playing for draws against beatable West Ham and West Brom was successful but suicidal."

  126. 1702: 

    Just how big is Wigan's home game against Swansea on Tuesday now? Sunderland versus Stoke on Monday is also pretty big too. Nervous times for Newcastle fans...

  127. 1700: 

    Callum McManaman's winner against mid-table West Brom sees Wigan reignite their hopes of avoiding Premier League relegation.

    The Latics came into the day knowing that they would remain in the bottom three regardless of their result at The Hawthorns. However, with three games left for them to play, they are now 35 points - only two points behind Sunderland in 17th. The Black Cats are next in action on Monday. Newcastle's 0-0 draw with West Ham means the Magpies are only three points in front of Wigan - and the Latics have a game in hand on them.

    There were contrasting emotions in the match between relegation rivals Aston Villa and Norwich. Gabriel Agbonlahor's match-winning double for the Midlanders puts them onto the 40-point mark that usually secures safety, but it means the Canaries remain on 38 points.

    At the other end of the table, Champions League chasing Tottenham face the distraction of a delayed kick off against Southampton. That game is currently 0-0 with approximately 30 minutes left, with that scoreline meaning Spurs face the prospect of dropping more points to fourth-placed Arsenal who play bottom-placed QPR at 1730 BST.

    Match of the Day's Jonathan Pearce at Loftus RoadQPR v Arsenal (1730 BST)

    "The Gunners are firing now, and they were exceptional in the first half hour against Manchester United. But I wouldn't put it past QPR to give Arsenal a scare. It's difficult to see them winning though, despite going more than 22 years unbeaten against the Gunners in home league matches. But Redknapp will want to see his men playing for pride. He'll judge a great deal about their character in coming days as he makes his decision about who to off-load."

  129. 1659: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Tottenham 0-0 Southampton

    Spurs bring on Gylfi Sigurdsson in place of Clint Dempsey as they attempt to shake things up. We've got about 20 minutes left in this delayed kick-off.

  130. 1658:  
    Chief football writer Phil McNulty at The HawthornsFULL-TIME- West Brom 2-3 Wigan

    "Wigan played like a team well-versed in these high-pressure relegation situations. Poise and passing - and the win that keeps their survival hopes alive."

  131. 1657: 
    TEAM NEWS- QPR v Arsenal (1730 BST)

    QPR make four changes from last week's draw against Reading that confirmed their relegation and Jose Bosingwa, seen laughing at the end of that game, does not even make the squad. Tal Ben Haim, Park Ji-sung, Andros Townsend and Bobby Zamora are the players coming in, with Adel Taarabt, Esteban Granero and Jay Bothroyd the others making way.

    Arsenal make one change from last week's draw with Manchester United, with Nacho Monreal coming in for Kieran Gibbs at left-back.

  132. 1657: 

    Inverness CT remain in third place after a topsy-turvy seven-goal thriller at home to Motherwell. Billy McKay was the hat-trick hero for Terry Butcher's side as the Highlanders were pegged back from 3-0 only to snatch the precious win. St Johnstone remain one point behind in fourth thanks to Liam Craig's composed strike at Dundee United and for the third week running St Mirren fail to cement their place in the top flight, losing 3-0 at Hearts.

  133. 1655: 
    FULL-TIME- West Brom 2-3 Wigan
    Wigan celebrate Callum McManaman's goal

    Seconds after clearing a header off their own line, Wigan celebrate a super victory. Is the great escape on again?

  134. 1654: 
    FULL-TIME- West Ham 0-0 Newcastle
  135. 1653: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Tottenham 0-0 Southampton

    A couple of substitutions at White Hart Lane, with Spurs bringing on Emmanuel Adebayor for Aaron Lennon and Emmanuel Mayuka replacing Guly Do Prado for the Saints.

  136. 1652: 
    FULL-TIME- Norwich 1-2 Aston Villa

    Alex Storey: "No big fuss with Aston Villa. If they win their remaining games, they'll finish in the top half."

    Jeff Hare: "Newcastle may complain about bad refereeing decisions and injuries, but fact remains they are now surely favourites for drop."

    James Birtles: "Manchester City gone to pot after losing out on the title, if they aren't careful they will miss out on the second spot, too."

  138. 1651: 
    FULL-TIME- Fulham 2-4 Reading
  139. 1651: 
    CLOSE!- Norwich 1-2 Aston Villa

    Norwich striker Grant Holt almost scores a last-gasp equaliser when he beats the onrushing Brad Guzan to a cross but his header goes just wide.

  140. 1650: 
    FULL-TIME- Swansea 0-0 Manchester City
  141. 1649: 
    GREAT SAVE!- West Brom 2-3 Wigan

    Goalkeeper Joel Robles is the toast of Wigan with a superb 90th-minute save from Graham Dorrans's 25-yard shot. Precious.

    Former Crystal Palace striker Mark Bright on Final ScoreNorwich 1-2 Aston Villa

    "I have always thought Gabriel Agbonlahor should have done so much better in his career. He has tremendous ability, but has rarely scored more than five or six goals a season.

    "This year, he has been excellent and he is into double figures now."

    Watch Final Score now on BBC One, the BBC Sport website and Red Button.

  143. 1648: 
    SUBSTITUTION- West Brom 2-3 Wigan

    Teenager Isaiah Brown becomes West Brom's second youngest ever player. The midfielder, who is 16 years old, comes on for Youssouf Mulumbu.

  144. 1645: 
    GOAL- Norwich 1-2 Aston Villa - Gabriel Agbonlahor (89 mins)

    He just can't stop scoring - Ashley Westwood splits the Norwich defence and Gabriel Agbonlahor latches on to the ball and holds off his marker before slotting home. Paul Lambert's return to Carrow Road is working out pretty well for the Scot.


    Karl Cobane: "Manchester City's Edin Dzeko, you sir, are a complete donkey. Miss of the season. "

  146. 1645: 
    CLOSE!- Norwich 1-1 Aston Villa

    It's route one now from Norwich, with the ball being pumped forward and knocked down to Grant Holt who fires wide.


    Avinash Daniel Pinto: "Wigan! Incredible entertainers towards the end of season! What spirit year after year!"

  148. 1642: 
    BREAKING TEAM NEWS- QPR v Arsenal (1730 BST)

    Andros Townsend returns to the QPR line-up after a hamstring problem but there is still no place in their team for £12.5m defender Chris Samba. Arsenal make one change, with Nacho Monreal coming in for Kieran Gibbs at left-back.

    Match of the Day presenter Gary LinekerTottenham 0-0 Southampton

    "Real lethargy to Spurs's performance. You'd think that they had nothing left to play for."

  150. 1642: 
    SITTER!- Swansea 0-0 Manchester City

    We are never going to get a goal in Swansea! Pablo Zabaleta picks out Edin Dzeko six yards out with a great cross, but the Bosnian somehow shanks a shot wide with the the goal at his mercy.

    David Silva then lashes inches wide seconds later. Roberto Mancini sees the funny side of it.

  151. 1641: 
    SHOWBOAT- Tottenham 0-0 Southampton

    A lovely piece of skill from Adam Lallana takes him away from Michael Dawson, with a neat flick, but there is no power on his shot as he races through on goal and it Spurs goalkeeper Hugo Lloris gathers it easily.

    Chief football writer Phil McNulty at The HawthornsWest Brom 2-3 Wigan

    "Wigan at it again. A superb goal created by Shaun Maloney and finished by Callum McManaman."

  153. 1640: 
    GOAL- Fulham 2-4 Reading - Jem Karacan (83 mins)

    Fulham fail to clear a cross and Jem Karacan runs on to the loose ball to drive in a shot from the edge of the area.

  154. 1639: 
    GOAL- West Brom 2-3 Wigan - Callum McManaman (80 mins)

    Unbelievable. Wigan's great escape is back on - for now at least. Shaun Maloney gets to the by-line and his cross is turned in from six yards by a gleeful Callum McManaman.

  155. 1638: 
    FINAL 10

    Into the last 10 minutes in our 1500 kick-offs.


    Barney Ambrose in Twickenham via 81111: "As a Fulham fan, we seriously need some changes in the summer. Lack of ideas, clearly."

    Former Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler on Final ScoreWest Brom 2-2 Wigan

    "It is typical Wigan again today. They play good football but they always fail to score enough goals."

    Watch Final Score now on BBC One, the BBC Sport website and Red Button.

  158. 1636: 
    HITS THE WOODWORK- Fulham 2-3 Reading

    The crossbar is still shaking at the Cottage as Hugo Rodallega laces a shot against the bar from eight yards out which rebounds off the woodwork.

  159. 1636: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Swansea 0-0 Manchester City

    Manchester City turn to Carlos Tevez to try and lift them out of a stupor. He replaces fellow Argentine Sergio Aguero, who looked lively in the first half but has faded since.

  160. 1635: 
    GREAT SAVE!- West Brom 2-2 Wigan

    West Brom have been ahead twice in this match and nearly move in front for a third time. Youssouf Mulumbu plays a ball wide to Billy Jones and the full-back has space to run into before firing a low shot, which Wigan goalkeeper Joel Robles does well to keep out with his legs.

  161. 1633: 
    GOAL- Fulham 2-3 Reading - Bryan Ruiz (77 mins)

    Just when Reading were thinking about the three points, Fulham hit back through Bryan Ruiz once again - the striker heading home Alex Kacaniklic's cross. A cracker at the Cottage.

  162. 1632: 

    Tarron Lander: "Never have I begged/prayed for a Wigan win. Come on Latics!"

    Anthony Glynn: "Don't you just love being a Wigan fan?"

    George Morris: "Wigannnnnnn!!! Masters of the comeback..."

  163. 1632: 

    Simon Bidwell: "That foul for the Norwich penalty was outside the box. Silly foul, but still, massive decision that could have huge repercussions on Aston Villa's season."

  164. 1632: 
    GOAL- Fulham 1-3 Reading - Adam Le Fondre (75 mins)

    Where have Reading been all season? They are playing well today with Jem Karacan splitting the Fulham defence and Adam Le Fondre holds off his marker before rounding the keeper and firing home.

  165. 1632: 

    We are into the last 15 minutes around the grounds.

  166. 1631: 
    CLOSE!- West Ham 0-0 Newcastle

    Better from Newcastle as Shola Ameobi fires wide from the edge of the area. This one could go either way.

  167. 1630: 
    GOAL- Norwich 1-1 Aston Villa - Grant Holt (74 mins)

    Carrow Road is lifted as the ice-cool Grant Holt steps up to send Brad Guzan the wrong way. The Canaries fans are desperate to win this one.

  168. 1629: 
    PENALTY TO NORWICH- Norwich 0-1 Aston Villa

    A lifeline for the Canaries as Joe Bennett is penalised for bringing down Robert Snodgrass just inside the area.

  169. 1628: 
    CLOSE!- West Ham 0-0 Newcastle

    Newcastle respond as Yoan Gouffran beats the onrushing Jussi Jaaskelainen to the ball after being put clear, but his touch takes him wide and his looping effort goes just past the far post with the goal gaping.


    Stuart McKeown: "The one thing Wigan have that has kept them up, never know when they're beat, heads never drop. How many managers inspire that?"

    Grace: "Get Carlos Tevez on please, Manchester City."

    Ngetich Rodney: "Reading firing from cylinders when they have nothing to play for. Shame."

  171. 1628: 
    Norwich 0-1 Aston Villa

    Villa go close again as the rampant Agbonlahor exchanges passes with Benteke before firing across the face of goal. Handbags follow as Benteke receives a yellow card for pushing his hand in the throat of Bassong.

  172. 1627: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Swansea 0-0 Manchester City

    We may have seen the last of Michu for this season, as the Swansea forward looks to ping a hamstring and he has to come off. Luke Moore is on in his place.

  173. 1627: 
    GOAL- Fulham 1-2 Reading - Bryan Ruiz

    Bryan Ruiz plays a one-two with Hugo Rodallega before slotting a shot past keeper Alex McCarthy to give Fulham hope of salvaging something from the game.

    Chief football writer Phil McNulty at The HawthornsWest Brom 2-2 Wigan

    "Peter Odemwingie has just received a very rough ride from West Bromwich Albion's fans while he did a touchline warm-up as a substitute. It was a very brief warm-up - which was probably for the best."

  175. 1626: 

    Motherwell have come from 3-0 down to level against Inverness CT, with James McFadden grabbing two goals either side of a Michael Higdon penalty. St Mirren's day gets worse as Kenny Maclean has been ordered off at Tynecastle, with Jamie Hamill converting the resulting penalty kick to make it 3-0 to Hearts.

  176. 1624: 
    Swansea 0-0 Manchester City

    It's all very pedestrian in Wales. David Silva has threatened to unlock the Swans defence on a couple of occasions but both sides have no real zip or urgency. This has got 0-0 written all over it.

  177. 1623: 
    PENALTY APPEAL- West Ham 0-0 Newcastle

    West Ham scream for a penalty when Danny Simpson tangles with Andy Carroll, but the referee waves play on. Rob Elliot then makes a fine double save from Kevin Nolan to keep the Magpies in the game before Matt Jarvis has an effort saved. Thrilling stuff.


    Billy Speakman: "Gabby, Gabby, Gabby, Gabby, Gabby AGBONLAHOR! (to be sung in the tune of Karma Chameleon!)"

    CLOSE!- Norwich 0-1 Aston Villa

    Chances at both ends at Carrow Road. Norwich midfielder Wes Hoolahan heads Javier Garrido's cross wide before Gabby Agbonlahor races down the left and crosses for Andreas Weimann, who volleys over the bar at full stretch.


    Brad Porter: "YES, WIGAN YEAH!!!"

    Former Crystal Palace striker Mark Bright on Final ScoreWest Brom 2-2 Wigan

    "Wigan know they have to win today to get their momentum going."

    Watch Final Score now on the BBC Sport website and Red Button.

  182. 1619: 
    GOAL- Fulham 0-2 Reading - Hal Robson-Kanu (62 mins)

    Just after Fulham have a penalty shout for a foul on Dimitar Berbatov turned down, Reading go up the other end and score. A Garath McCleary shot deflects off a defender to Hal Robson-Kanu, who cuts inside and curls a shot past keeper Mark Schwarzer.

  183. 1618: 
    GOAL- West Brom 2-2 Wigan - James McArthur (58 mins)

    Just when you think Wigan's goose is cooked...a cross comes into the box and James McArthur dives in to head home just 20 seconds after coming on to the pitch as a substitute. Inspired from Bobby Martinez.

  184. 1617:  
    Match of the Day's John Motson at White Hart LaneHALF-TIME- Tottenham 0-0 Southampton

    "It has been a frustrating first half for Tottenham, who have been below their best and have struggled for rhythm. Southampton have had the two best chances of the match, with Nathaniel Clyne firing wide before Ricky Lambert struck the post and Steven Davies headed the follow up into the arms of Spurs goalkeeper Hugo Lloris."


    Peterborough defender Gabriel Zakuani after their relegation: "Absolutely devastated, gutted for everyone connected with Peterborough United, #pufc always bounce back no matter what, I'm lost for words.

    "As hard as it is to say, well done to Barnsley, Huddersfield and Sheffield Wednesday, you really couldn't make it up, that's football. Gutted."

  186. 1616: 
    West Ham 0-0 Newcastle

    The Hammers are beginning to create the better chances now, with Mohamed Diame the latest to put in a cross which Andy Carroll heads over. You know what's coming, but sometimes it's difficult to prevent it.

    Former Aston Villa midfielder Ian TaylorNorwich 0-1 Aston Villa


    Chief football writer Phil McNulty at The HawthornsWest Brom 2-1 Wigan

    "Wigan manager Roberto Martinez's expression was a picture as West Brom went back in front - utter bemusement at how easily Gareth McAuley escaped Arouna Kone to score. The type of defending that invites relegation."


    Watford FC: "#watfordfc 'keeper Jonathan Bond has been taken to Watford General Hospital, the club will update on his condition when possible."

  190. 1613: 
    CLOSE- Fulham 0-1 Reading

    A couple of deflections give Pavel Pogrebnyak a chance for Reading but his header is cleared off the line by John Arne Riise.


    Barney Stupples: "At Fulham and hoping defender Senderos gets a new hobby this summer away from football."

  192. 1611: 
    GOAL- Norwich 0-1 Aston Villa - Gabriel Agbonlahor (55 mins)

    This is turning into an horrendous afternoon for Wigan - and a super one for Aston Villa. Gabriel Agbonlahor picks up the ball on the halfway line, drives unchallenged at the Norwich defence and plants a shot into the bottom corner from 25 yards.

  193. 1609: 
    GOAL- West Brom 2-1 Wigan - Gareth McAuley (50 mins)

    The Baggies are back in front. Poor defending allows Gareth McAuley to rise unchallenged and head home Graham Dorrans's free-kick from the right. What have you got now, Wigan?


    David in Bournemouth via 81111: "Seen it all before this season with Newcastle. Play well first half then absolutely give up second half. Manager Alan Pardew must feed them sleeping pills at half-time."

  195. 1607: 
    CLOSE!- West Ham 0-0 Newcastle

    The Hammers finally have an effort on goal, with Matt Jarvis putting in a cross which Andy Carroll heads wide at the far post.

  196. 1606: 
    HITS THE WOODWORK- Tottenham 0-0 Southampton

    Southampton win a free-kick on the edge of the area, with Mousa Dembele fouling Jay Rodriguez. It proves to be the Belgian's final act because he goes down clutching his hamstring and is replaced by Lewis Holtby. From the free-kick, Rickie Lambert's low shot is superbly tipped on to the post and Steven Davis's follow-up is also saved by Hugo Lloris.

  197. 1605: 
    CLOSE!- Fulham 0-1 Reading

    Jem Karacan has a chance to extend Reading's lead but, after getting to a ball over the top first, his poked effort is diverted just wide by Fulham keeper Mark Schwarzer.


    Casey Childers: "Think the Championship stole all the goals/drama!"

  199. 1603: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Swansea 0-0 Man City

    Manchester City make a change at the break, with Edin Dzeko coming on for Yaya Toure.

  200. 1603: 
    CLOSE!- Norwich 0-0 Aston Villa

    Aston Villa look to have had a rocket from manager Paul Lambert at half-time - the visitors storming out of the traps and Christian Benteke forcing a low save from Mark Bunn under pressure from Russell Martin. Better.

  201. 1602: 

    We are back under way in our 1500 BST kick-offs...


    RS: "Tottenham being schooled by Southampton so far. Southampton keep the ball so well and should be one-up easily."

    BBC Sport pundit Robbie SavageWest Ham 0-0 Newcastle

    "Just seen replays at half-time of Papiss Cisse's shot, so so close, I think it's a goal for Newcastle!"

  204. 1559: 
    Tottenham 0-0 Southampton

    Southampton are taking the game to Spurs, with Jay Rodriguez inches away from splitting the Tottenham defence with a delicate pass inside the area. Good stuff from the Saints.

  205. 1558: 

    Wigan's hopes of extending their eight-year stay in the Premier League were reignited at the end of the first half thanks to Arouna Kone's equaliser.

    Trailing after Shane Long's goal, the Latics - third from bottom in the table - appeared to be losing ground before Kone's goal. That is no longer the case.

    If the Latics do draw, then Newcastle will end the day five points ahead of Wigan if they maintain their goalless draw at West Ham. Norwich and Villa, who are also drawing 0-0, will be six and five points respectively ahead of Wigan, who will be four points behind 17th-placed Sunderland, who next play on Monday.

    At the other end of the table, Champions League chasing Tottenham face the distraction of a delayed kick off against Southampton. That game is currently 0-0 after approximately 30 minutes, with that scoreline meaning Spurs face the prospect of dropping more points to fourth-placed Arsenal who play bottom-placed QPR at 1730 BST.

  206. 1556: 
    Tottenham 0-0 Southampton

    A good break for Southampton, with Guly Do Prado getting free down the right but his cross is cut out by Michael Dawson with Jay Rodriguez lurking unmarked in the middle. The Spurs defender is furious with his team-mates. From the resulting corner, Adam Lallana heads over at the far post.

  207. 1544: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Bolton 2-2 Blackpool
    Dougie Freedman

    Bolton manager Dougie Freedman after his side missed out on the play-offs: "Credit to the lads for the performance over a 90-minute period to keep going for the win. It is not to be but we have shown fantastic character over this three month period and that gives me a lot of optimism going forward.

    "The picture is unfolding for me because now I know what we have and where can go. That game taught me in terms of the players and what action we have to take in the summer to make sure that this time next season we will be in a better place."


    Paul from Warrington via 81111: "After the excitement of the Championship, today's Premier League feels flat and stale in comparison."

  209. 1551: 

    Inverness CT are homing in on a first ever European place as they lead Motherwell 3-1 thanks to a double from Billy McKay and an Andrew Shinnie shot but St Johnstone are hot on their heels and lead at Dundee United thanks to a cool finish from Liam Craig. At Tynecastle, Hearts are all over St Mirren and youngsters Jason Holt and Kevin McHattie have entertained the home fans with two cracking goals.

  210. 1549:  
    Chief football writer Phil McNulty at The HawthornsHALF-TIME- West Brom 1-1 Wigan

    "Wigan Athletic growing in confidence towards the end of that first half. Manager Robert Martinez will have seen enough to be believe his team can get the win they so desperately need."

  211. 1547:  
    Match of the Day's Martin Fisher at Upton ParkHALF-TIME- West Ham 0-0 Newcastle

    "Much better from Newcastle, who have been more cohesive and better organised; they came closest to taking lead when Papiss Cisse thought his shot crossed the line. But West Ham's Winston Reid cleared it and it looked like an excellent decision on the far side by assistant referee Matt Wilkes, who did not give the goal."

  212. 1546:  
    Match of the Day's Steve Wilson at Liberty StadiumHALF-TIME- Swansea 0-0 Man City

    "A fairly pedestrian first 45 minutes, Michu might have had a penalty if the referee had seen Nastasic's challenge in a different light. At the other end David Silva and Samir Nasri have gone close for Manchester City. Ashley Williams has been terrific for Swansea at the back, but at half time it's 0-0."

  213. 1546:  
    Match of the Day's John Roder at Craven CottageHALF-TIME- Fulham 0-1 Reading

    "Both these teams have found goals hard to come by of late and it has taken a penalty for Reading to lead, Hal-Robson Kanu with the spot-kick. Fulham have tested Reading keeper Alex McCarthy but there has been no way through."

  214. 1546:  
    Match of the Day's Steve Bower at Carrow RoadHALF-TIME- Norwich 0-0 Aston Villa

    "Norwich have done exactly what Chris Hughton asked of them and made life hard for Aston Villa. They have looked the more likely to score but at half-time it is 0-0."

  215. 1546: 
    HITS THE WOODWORK- Norwich 0-0 Aston Villa

    Aston Villa don't look like a side who scored six goals in their last game, but they finally venture forward in first-half injury time when Gabriel Agbonlahor's cross is deflected on to the bar by Javier Garrido.

  216. 1544: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Swansea 0-0 Man City

    Manchester City have been slow to get going but they almost take the lead after a superb bit of slick play on the edge of the box.

    Sergio Aguero turns on a sixpence, David Silva takes the ball off his toes but first Ashley Williams, and then Michel Vorm deny the Spaniard with great blocks.

  217. 1543: 
    Norwich 0-0 Aston Villa

    Still Norwich attack Aston Villa, but still they fail to break the deadlock. Javier Garrido whips in a cross from the left and Grant Holt heads it over the bar.

    Former Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler on Final ScoreWest Brom 1-1 Wigan

    "Wigan have lots of experience of getting out of the relegation zone at the end of the season. But for me, today is a must-win game with the season rapidly coming to an end."

    Watch Final Score now on the BBC Sport website and Red Button.

  219. 1542: 
    CLOSE!- Tottenham 0-0 Southampton

    Fantastic chance for Southampton to take the lead. Nathaniel Clyne latches onto a lofted ball from Rickie Lambert but pulls his shot just wide of the far post.

  220. 1540: 
    PENALTY APPEAL- Swansea 0-0 Man City

    Oooh, big moment for Manchester City! Defender Matija Nastasic is late to arrive to a bouncing ball and catches Michu high - it looks like a clear spot-kick to me but nothing is given. The home fans do not like that, and you can understand why.

  221. 1540: 
    GOAL- West Brom 1-1 Wigan - Arouna Kone (39 mins)

    You can never write off the Latics, can you? Jean Beausejour delivers a superb cross from the left and Arouna Kone outjumps Gareth McAuley to head home from six yards out. Game on.

  222. 1539: 
    Tottenham 0-0 Southampton

    Tottenham have started brighter, with Jermain Defoe hitting the side netting with a shot. Spurs need a win today to keep the pressure on Arsenal and Chelsea.

  223. 1538: 
    CLOSE!- West Brom 1-0 Wigan

    Wigan win a free-kick 25 yards from goal in Shaun Maloney territory - but the forward lifts it over the wall and just wide of the post.

  224. 1537: 
    PLAYER REACTION- Crystal Palace 3-2 Peterborough
    Kevin Phillips

    Crystal Palace striker Kevin Phillips: "I feel for Peterborough. I've been relegated a few times. I came out of the dressing room and all their players are sat with their heads in their hands.

    "But they gave it their all and they've got some good young players, they will be back I'm sure.

    "It will be a massive game against Brighton in the play-offs. They are our rivals even though it's miles away.

    "Goalscoring is an instinct, you've either got it or you ain't. I've got a manager that believes in me and he still thinks I can do it. It's been a frustrating six or seven weeks for us and we needed that win."


    Michael McNally: "As a Sunderland fan its nail biting having to wait until Monday to play and watching on helpless today hoping scores go our way!"

  226. 1536: 
    West Ham 0-0 Newcastle

    Hatem Ben Arfa is bossing the game for Newcastle, causing all sorts of problems in a free role just behind the striker. The Magpies are on top, showing more positive intent than the Hammers.


    The Football League: "Play-Off dates: Thursday 9 May: Leicester C v Watford (kick-off 1945 BST) Friday 10 May: Crystal P v Brighton (kick-off 1945 BST). Sunday 12 May: Watford v Leicester C (kick-off 1230 BST). Monday 13 May - Brighton v Crystal P (1945 BST)."

  228. 1535: 
    CLOSE!- Swansea 0-0 Man City

    Slick stuff from Swansea again as they release Pablo Hernandez into the penalty area but he takes an age to get his shot away and drags it wide of the near post.

    The hosts should really be ahead.

  229. 1535: 
    CLOSE!- Norwich 0-0 Aston Villa

    Robert Snodgrass, who is Norwich's joint leading-scorer this season with five Premier League goals, fires a free-kick into the Aston Villa wall and his follow-up shot is easily saved by Brad Guzan.


    Lal Chadeesingh: "It's a long way back for Wigan now."

  231. 1533: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Fulham 0-1 Reading

    Fulham go close. Bryan Ruiz nods Dimitar Berbatov's cross to Hugo Rodallega, who chests the ball down before seeing his shot from point-blank range saved by keeper Alex McCarthy.

  232. 1533:  
    Chief football writer Phil McNulty at The HawthornsWest Brom 1-0 Wigan

    "Wigan are playing in their usual studied, passing style despite being deep in relegation trouble - but really must add an extra edge of urgency after Shane Long put West Brom ahead."

  233. 1531: 
    KICK-OFF- Tottenham 0-0 Southampton

    We're finally under way at the Lane, with kick-off being delayed by 30 minutes because of crowd congestion.

  234. 1529: 
    GOAL- West Brom 1-0 Wigan - Shane Long (29 mins)

    Look away now Wigan fans. Paul Scharner gives the ball away 20 yards from the Baggies goal and the hosts counter with brilliant efficiency. Romelu Lukaku sets Markus Rosenberg scampering away down the right and he crosses for Shane Long to slide home. A massive goal.

  235. 1529: 

    Billy McKay, known as the 'Nessie Messi' by Inverness CT fans, nets his 25th goal of the season against Motherwell and Hearts midfielder Jason Holt has thundered in a wonderful strike against St Mirren, who are making hard work of avoiding relegation. No score between Dundee United and St Johnstone at Tannadice.

    Follow all the action on the .

  236. 1528: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Norwich 0-0 Aston Villa

    A blow for Aston Villa, with Matthew Lowton going off injured and being replaced by Eric Lichaj. Still, Norwich enjoy more possession but need to find their shooting boots.

  237. 1527: 
    Fulham 0-1 Reading

    Fulham are doing their best to get back into this match, with Dimitar Berbatov testing the keeper with a tame shot. The Royals standing firm at the moment.


    Barry Martin: "Aston Villa looking for a bit of help from the 'Westies' today in West Ham and West Brom! A couple of wins and Villa can breathe easy!"

  239. 1525: 

    Not too many goals knocking around in the Premier League so far. They've left it to the Championship lads today.

    Former Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler on Final ScoreWest Ham 0-0 Newcastle

    "We are debating whether the ball went over the line, but Newcastle's Papiss Cisse should have scored. He scuffed his shot when clean through."

    Watch Final Score now on the BBC Sport website and Red Button.

  241. 1524: 
    Norwich 0-0 Aston Villa

    It's a super atmosphere at Carrow Road today, with the home supporters knowing victory would serve a dual purpose of helping their side in their relegation battle and also get one over on former boss Paul Lambert. Norwich are on top too, without creating too many chances of note.

  242. 1523: 
    CLOSE!- Swansea 0-0 Man City

    An even better chance for Swansea, who are clicking in to gear now. It falls to Michu, but the top scorer gets his angles wrong and slices a volley wide from just six yards out.


    Ali Meghji: "It really would be the perfect tragedy if Reading and QPR both picked up easy wins today."

  244. 1522: 
    CLOSE!- West Ham 0-0 Newcastle

    So, so close for Newcastle. Papiss Cisse is played in on goal by Yohan Cabaye but the striker's shot is cleared off the line by Winston Reid. The Magpies players believe the ball has crossed the line - but the officials look to have made a good decision.

  245. 1519: 
    CLOSE!- Swansea 0-0 Man City

    It's been a pretty even start at the Liberty but it's the home side who carve open the first decent chance as Nathan Dyer is played in down the right, he looks up and picks out Pablo Hernandez on the penalty spot. The Spaniard leans back though and fires over the top.

  246. 1519: 
    GREAT SAVE!- West Brom 0-0 Wigan

    A win for Wigan today would really shake things up - and Latics striker Arouna Kone goes close with a 25-yard shot which is beaten clear by Ben Foster.

  247. 1517: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Peterborough relegated
    Darren Ferguson

    A dejected Peterborough boss Darren Ferguson: "To be so close to what we had set out to do and have it taken away from us in the last few seconds is the worst way it could have happened. We are all shattered.

    "I had so much belief and confidence we would stay up. The only time I have thought we were down all season is now, when reality has sunk in that we are down. No words I can say now will make a difference.

    "I really don't think we could have done any more with that group of players. It's just a bizarre season where 54 points sees us relegated. It's never happened before."

  248. 1516: 
    West Brom 0-0 Wigan

    Good defending from Paul Scharner, who denies Shane Long with the Baggies striker lurking at the far post.


    Statisticians Opta: "5 - Fulham have won just five points from losing positions in the Premier League this season; fewer than any other side. Shock."

  250. 1515: 
    Norwich 0-0 Aston Villa

    Villa striker Andreas Weimann cuts in from the right but his low shot is comfortably saved by Mark Bunn.

  251. 1514: 
    FULL-TIME- Nottm Forest 2-3 Leicester

    BBC Sport's Owen Phillips at the City Ground: "An incredible finale to an astonishing match with City's injury-time winner earning a play-off place. It was a brilliant, breathless stuff throughout with chances and tension aplenty. There is little love lost between these two East Midlands rivals but the fact the Foxes were sportingly applauded off by the home fans at the end says all you need to know about the quality of entertainment served up."

  252. 1514: 
    CLOSE!- West Brom 0-0 Wigan

    Romelu Lukaku misses a good chance for the Baggies as Ronnie Stam's misjudged header lets in the Belgian, who fires wastefully over the bar from the corner of the penalty area. It was greedy from Lukaku as team-mate Shane Long was well placed in a better position in the middle.

  253. 1513: 
    Watford 1-2 Leeds

    BBC Sport's Chris Osborne at Vicarage Road: "Plenty of Watford fans have stayed behind to applaud their side during a lap of honour. They'll be hoping they can do the same thing at Wembley in a few weeks. The disappointment of today is plain to see in the body language of the players though."


    Anthony Percival: "I've already stuck a tenner on Hull to go back down."

  255. 1512: 
    GOAL- Fulham 0-1 Reading - Hal Robson-Kanu (12 mins)

    Already-relegated Reading are in front - thanks to Hal Robson-Kanu's cool penalty, which sends Mark Schwarzer the wrong way.

  256. 1511: 

    Reading are awarded a penalty for John-Arne Risse's foul on Hal Robson-Kanu.

  257. 1510: 
    CLOSE!- West Ham 0-0 Newcastle

    Hatem Ben Arfa could be key to Newcastle's relegation battle and he lifts a free-kick just over the West Ham bar.


    Darren Campbell: "The Championship - Standard of football: questionable. Competition: incredible. Excitement: UNBELIEVABLE."

  259. 1508:  
    BBC Radio 5 livePLAYER REACTION- Hull 2-2 Cardiff

    Hull striker George Boyd: "At 2-1 up with a minute to go and getting a penalty you think you were up but it all went wrong for a few minutes. I couldn't watch at the end there.

    "Six years ago I was playing in the Conference with Stevenage. It's amazing."

  260. 1508: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Hull 2-2 Cardiff
    Steve Bruce

    Hull manager Steve Bruce: "I've been round the block a long time but I've never seen anything like that last 10 minutes. It put us through the ringer!

    "The referee gave an unbelievable decision to give a penalty but we got there in the end. I'd like to say well done to Gianfranco Zola and Watford, they've pushed us all the way."

  261. 1506: 
    West Ham 0-0 Newcastle

    I know summer is late in coming, but the fact Cheick Tiote is wearing gloves in the capital today is rather surprising. West Ham go close through Mohamed Diame's early shot.


    Glenn in Cambridge via 81111: "Automatic promotion for Hull with a single figure goal difference. Quite rare - and lucky, I think!"

  263. 1504: 
    Hull 2-2 Cardiff

    Hull defender Paul McShane: "We were six points clear at one stage so we made hard work of it! The Premier League is where you want to be, to mix it with the big boys and I can't wait."

  264. 1504: 
    Norwich 0-0 Aston Villa

    A big game for both teams at Carrow Road, and Norwich have made the livelier start - Anthony Pilkington breaking to the by-line and putting in a cross which Brad Guzan gobbles up.

    Steve Bruce's former Manchester United team-mate Peter SchmeichelHull 2-2 Cardiff

    "Congratulations to Steve Bruce for winning promotion to the Premier League with Hull City."

  266. 1502: 
    CLOSE!- Fulham 0-0 Reading

    An early chance for Fulham, with Bryan Ruiz forcing an early save from Damien Duff's cross.

    Former Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott

    "Hull City back in the Premiership... Thanks to Leeds United! We owe you a pint, lads!"

    Hull celebrate Paul McShane's goal
    Match of the Day presenter Gary LinekerHull 2-2 Cardiff

    "Congratulations to Hull City, promoted to the Premier League. Never in doubt really. See you on MOTD next season."

    Chief football writer Phil McNulty at The HawthornsHull 2-2 Cardiff

    "Remember Steve Bruce written off as managerial dinosaur by some after Sunderland sacking. What a job he's done getting Hull back in Premier League."

  270. 1500: 

    Thanks, Tom - you probably need a lie-down after all that excitement. A big night in Hull tonight, that's for sure. We are under way in five of our Premier League matches. Tottenham v Southampton has been delayed until 1530 BST because of crowd congestion.

  271. 1458: 



    What a day in the Championship. I'll bring you all the reaction from all the games which matter in the Champ, but now Marc Higginson is going to take over for the Premier League games...

  272. 1456: 

    Incredible scenes! Hull's players are dancing and jigging in the tunnel at the KC as Watford's players trudge off. They give it everything but they fell just short.

  274. 1456: 
    FULL-TIME- Watford 1-2 Leeds
  275. 1456: 
    Watford 1-2 Leeds

    It hits the wall though and Leeds clear.

  276. 1455: 
    Watford 1-2 Leeds

    Watford free-kick 25 yards from goal...

  277. 1455: 

    Phillip Leigh: "Well, the young Watford keeper will remember this for the rest of his life... Unbelievable!"

    Martin Keown on Football FocusWest Ham v Newcastle (1500 BST)

    "Newcastle looked terrible last week in losing 6-0 to Liverpool. There are lots of links with West Ham - their opponents today - and they need character and determination. We will see what they are made of today."

    Robbie Savage on Football FocusNorwich v Aston Villa (1500 BST)

    "At the start of the season I said Villa would go down but I changed my mind after they beat Liverpool. What they have done is win games against teams around them.

    "Norwich are not creating chances for striker Grant Holt. If they win they will be safe but they need that win quickly."

  280. 1453: 
    Watford 1-2 Leeds

    BBC Sport's Chris Osborne at Vicarage Road: "Leeds deserve credit today. With nothing to play for but pride they've been very good today and have rained all over Watford's parade with a nice counter attack goal. This is done and dusted, surely?"

  281. 1453: 
    Watford 1-2 Leeds

    What a finish to the season this has been. Hull fans must have aged 10 years in the last 15 minutes!

  282. 1452:  
    Former Crystal Palace striker Mark Bright on Final ScoreWatford 1-2 Leeds

    "Full credit to Leeds, they have shown great resilience. For me, Watford should have committed a tactical foul on Ross McCormack well before he chipped the goalkeeper.

    "I thought I had seen it all last weekend with Brentford, but I was wrong."

    Watch Final Score now on the BBC Sport website and Red Button.

  283. 1451: 
    INJURY TIME- Watford 1-2 Leeds

    Great applause rings out at the Vicarage Road as the home fans appreciate the effort of Watford. So close, yet so far it looks. We are into added time.


    Chris Hedley: "This is a great finish to the Championship. Best league in England."

  285. 1450: 
    Hull 2-2 Cardiff

    And the players in the tunnel at Hull go beserk - dancing, jigging, pile-ons, the lot.

  286. 1449: 
    GOAL- Watford 1-2 Leeds - Ross McCormack (90 mins)


    Watford leave nobody back, Leeds counter and Ross McCormack chips in a shot which young keeper Jack Bonham can't keep out. It's another howler, and it's a horrible moment for the teenager.

    Hull are going up!

  287. 1449: 
    Hull 2-2 Cardiff

    Just seeing some shots of Hull players watching the final few minutes of the Watford v Leeds game on TV. Some rather strained expressions.

  288. 1449: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Watford 1-1 Leeds

    Fernando Forestieri toe pokes a shot and Paddy Kenny turns it wide!

    Hull's players are all watching on a monitor in the tunnel at the KC Stadium. This is a grandstand finish...

  289. 1448: 
    Bolton 2-2 Blackpool

    BBC Sport's Gary Rose at the Reebok Stadium: "Very surreal here with the majority of the home fans just stood staring quietly ahead at the pitch as it starts to sink in that Bolton have missed out on the play offs thanks to Leicester's win at Nottingham Forest. Blackpool fans jubilant and taunt their hosts with chants of 'staying down'. A great fight back by Bolton, but ultimately in vain."

  290. 1447: 
    Watford 1-1 Leeds

    Watford really piling on the pressure now as Fernando Forestieri tries to wriggle his way into the area - but a late offside flag stops him in his tracks.

  291. 1447:  
    Former Crystal Palace striker Mark Bright on Final ScoreHull 2-2 Cardiff

    "I think the referee got the penalty decision right for Cardiff, despite it being a harsh one."

    Watch Final Score now on the BBC Sport website and Red Button.

    Chief football writer Phil McNulty at The HawthornsWest Brom v Wigan (1500 BST)

    "Wigan manager Roberto Martinez has perfected the art of Premier League escapology in recent times - but this may just be his toughest test. His team are five points adrift of safety, albeit with a game in hand, so nothing other than victory will suffice at West Bromwich Albion this afternoon."

  293. 1447: 

    Paul Denny: "Peterborough were relegated when they lost their first seven of the season. They did well to even take it to the last day."

  294. 1446: 
    FINAL FIVE- Watford 1-1 Leeds

    Into the last few minutes at Vicarage Road now, where one goal for Watford will see them take Hull's place in the automatic promotion places.

  295. 1446: 
    Hull 2-2 Cardiff

    BBC Sport's Ian Woodcock at the KC Stadium: "An absolutely stunning end to this match is now witnessing its second pitch invasion. The Tigers fans who are on the pitch have their heads in their hands and both teams are back down the tunnel. It is going to be a very long 15 minutes here."

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