Man Utd boss Sir Alex Ferguson's Old Trafford farewell

Reaction to Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson's Old Trafford farewell and Premier League trophy presentation.

12 May 2013 Last updated at 19:29

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  1. 1929: 

    On a day that has left as many questions as answers, it's time for us to bid you all farewell.

    Where will Wayne Rooney, Roberto Mancini, Roberto Martinez and Phil Neville be next season? To name just a few of the protagonists who may be on the move.

    The finishing line of the season is in sight, but the football doesn't stop just yet. Make sure you join me, Tom Rostance, back here tomorrow for Brighton v Palace.

    If it's 30% as exciting as today's Championship semi-final at Watford, then I may need medical intervention. See you there.

  2. 1920: 

    Mr G: "He's not progressed at all in last few years, time to cash in. Only want players who want to play for United."

    Samson K: "I think Moyes should let him leave...I don't see any reason why we should have an unhappy player in the team."

    Robert Clear: "Let him go and try to sign Bale & or Ronaldo. Then Moyes would earn instant respect."

    Josh: "Second time he has wanted to leave in last few seasons, time for United to let him go."

  3. 1912: 

    MrBlueBurns on text: "Re Bruce in Camden at 1902. Mourinho at Chelsea sold Robben to Real Madrid. Turned up at Madrid then sold him on to Bayern."

    Kev in Newcastle on text: "In response to Bruce in Camden at 1902: Sir Alex Ferguson sold Gordon Strachan from Aberdeen to Man Utd then sold him from Man Utd to Leeds."

  4. 1910:  
    BBC Sport Chief Football Writer Phil McNulty at Old Trafford

    "Ferguson says Manchester United won't sell Wayne Rooney. What if his successor David Moyes wants to sell him?"

  5. 1905: 

    Will David Moyes fight to keep Wayne Rooney at Manchester United? Or will he decide that maybe it is the right time for him to leave?

    He's sold Rooney once before - in very different circumstances of course.

  6. 1905: 

    Salisbury have returned to the Conference after beating Dover 3-2 in extra-time in their Blue Square Bet South play-off final. The Wiltshire club suffered a double relegation in 2010 after financial difficulties.

  7. 1902: 

    Raj: "Fergie says Rooney won't be sold, but then again it was only a few weeks ago he told us he was staying as manager for a few more years. Time will tell!"

    Bruce in Camden: "Has a manager ever sold a player to a club, then became the manager of that club, and sold the same player again?"

    Ade: "With new managers at United, Chelsea and probably City, the top end of the Premier League is going to have a strange feel to it next season..."

  8. 1901: 
    Sir Alex Ferguson

    Sir Alex Ferguson: "I decided to retire last Christmas. Things changed when my wife Cathy's sister died. She has lost her best friend, her sister. Also, I wanted to go out a winner.

    "It was very difficult [to keep it under wraps]. There were times when we sometimes blurted it out to the family. We told our sons in March. My brother didn't even know until Tuesday.

    "The most important achievement was winning the first league and the door opened after that. We just grew and grew and grew. We had some fantastic teams.

    "I've got a lot of things to do. My son Jason's been organising things. I won't be sitting still."

  9. 1859: 

    Tour King: "That was emotional Fergie! Not a United fan but will miss him for sure. Even at 71 he's still the best and always will be."

    Pratik Singh: "So its official - Rooney has asked for a transfer. PSG?"

  10. 1857: 
    Sir Alex Ferguson

    Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson: "It's fantastic. What a send off. I was bubbling there for a bit. The atmosphere was unbelievable. I'm very proud of my fans, they were great. I've had a few days of wobbling a bit but you have to gather yourself.

    "I wanted the fourth official to put up seven minutes! I was going to kill him.

    "Work hard was the foundation of the day and all the players did that. I don't think Wayne Rooney was keen to play as he has asked for a transfer. We are not going to let him go. I think he's just frustrated at not playing as much as he'd like in the last couple of weeks."

  11. 1856: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Man Utd 2-1 Swansea

    Manchester United boss Alex Ferguson tells BBC Sport about Wayne Rooney's transfer request: "We have refused it. I think he should go away and think it over again. He wasn't happy about being taken off a few times this season but a Wayne Rooney in top form wouldn't be taken off."

    On whether Rooney will stay at the club, Ferguson added: "It's not my decision now."

  12. 1856: 

    Samuel Nicholls: "As far as I'm concerned Rooney can go. As long as its abroad. Kagawa is the future #overhypedandoverweight"

    David Robinson: "Is any Utd fan actually going to miss Rooney? He's been anonymous this season, had no part in them winning the title."

  13. 1855: 

    BBC Sport reporter Jonathan Legard: "Sir Alex Ferguson reveals he made his Man Utd decision at Christmas after the death of his wife's sister. Told sons in March."

  14. 1854:  
    BBC Sport Chief Football Writer Phil McNulty at Old Trafford

    "Ferguson says Rooney has asked for a transfer but he will not be sold. Moyes will remember this one from his days at Everton."

  15. 1852: 
    Wayne Rooney

    Where will Wayne Rooney be playing next season then?

    Strap yourselves in for a summer of speculation.

  16. 1850: 

    "What will you miss most?" Sir Alex Ferguson is asked.

    "Those last-minute goals," he said. "I love those."

  17. 1849: 

    Sir Alex Ferguson also says that he decided he would retire at the end of this season last Christmas, and that he doesn't know where the leak came from this week.

    "This club is a sieve", he says.

  18. 1846: 

    Sir Alex Ferguson confirms that Wayne Rooney has asked for a transfer away from Manchester United.

  19. 1846: 
    Sir Alex Ferguson

    It's 20 years since Sir Alex Ferguson first lifted the Premier League trophy, and he soon got a taste for it. He has won 13 trophies since.

  20. 1845: 
    PLAYER REACTION- Man Utd 2-1 Swansea

    Red Devils midfielder Michael Carrick: "It's been an emotional day for everyone. It was a strange feeling and it's been like that all week. It was a special, special day.

    "Even in the changing room he tried to keep it as normal as possible but in the back of your mind you were thinking this is the last one. With the reception he got, it was amazing."

  21. 1845: 

    Lewis Smith: "Big cheer? I don't think so - booed by the majority of Stretford End. Rooney can go."

    Rachel Smith: "Thank you, Sir Alex, for the memories. Scholes, you're a legend

    Freddie Daniels: "Scholesy's blatantly off home to watch the darts with a brew..."

  22. 1841: 
    Sir Alex Ferguson

    Rio Ferdinand has been talking about his match-winning goal.

    "It was an unbelievable strike," he said. "Thinking about it before the game I was the only one who has not scored, I just smashed it home."

  23. 1841: 
    PLAYER REACTION- Man Utd 2-1 Swansea

    Manchester United striker Robin van Persie: "It's an unbelievable day but a sad one as well. I had the honour to work with him for one year and it's been an unbelievable year. He's made such an impact on me. He may be the greatest manager ever and he's such a nice person.

    "Before the game, he couldn't see anything about him retiring. All week he's been focused on what to do and what to expect. It's a massive honour for me to say I've worked with him for a year."

  24. 1841: 

    Grant Holt, Norwich captain: "Great performance from the lads and another year in the Premier League for Norwich City - now off for a few beers in town with the lads."

  25. 1840: 

    Former Everton midfielder Tim Cahill: "What an emotional goodbye. To be included in the guard of honour by the team, with Phil Neville and David Moyes, is something I'll never forget. Thank you."

  26. 1839: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Man Utd 2-1 Swansea

    Swansea manager Michael Laudrup: "It is a special day. It is one thing that a manager in a big club stops, but this is a lifetime not a small era. It is incredible.

    "I have a lot of respect for Sir Alex to have so many years in the same club, so unique. It is a lifetime.

    "I said before and just after, it is a celebration. For us it is a game in which we could relax. We did what we have done this season, finish ninth and we will stay there, we won the League Cup also."

  27. 1838: 
    PLAYER REACTION- Man Utd 2-1 Swansea

    Manchester United defender Phil Jones: "It's been incredible [working under Sir Alex Ferguson]. He's a fantastic manager. What he's done for me has been fantastic and I can't thank him enough."

  28. 1837: 
    PLAYER REACTION- Man Utd 2-1 Swansea

    Manchester United midfielder Ryan Giggs: "Sir Alex just said play the game and not the occasion. He wanted to win the game, wanted it to be an entertaining game and for us to do the things which he has wanted us to as a manager.

    "The memories of him that stick out are when I was younger. When I was 13 playing for Salford Boys and looking to the sidelines and there was Sir Alex Ferguson watching."

  29. 1836: 
    PLAYER REACTION- Man Utd 2-1 Swansea

    Manchester United striker Robin van Persie: "It means the world to me [winning the title]. I couldn't have wished for this year to be better, it's been amazing. Only in my wildest dreams could have imagined this.

    "It was a really sad day [when we were told the manager was retiring]. Everyone understands it and everyone is thankful to him. It's a massive honour for me to work with him for a year. It's only a year but he's had a massive impact. The way he is in general as a person is incredible."

    Robin van Persie
  30. 1835: 
    PLAYER REACTION- Man Utd 2-1 Swansea

    Manchester United defender Jonny Evans tells BBC Sport: "Obviously with the manager retiring, the atmosphere here is even more emotional. It's a great day to be involved.

    "He's had a big effect on my career. It's hard to put into words. We probably won't notice it until a few years down the line when he's not here anymore.

    "I think he's always had the ability to get the most out of his squad, with rotating the team and motivating players."

  31. 1834: 
    PLAYER REACTION- Man Utd 2-1 Swansea
    Rio Ferdinand

    Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand: "I have to go speak to the board [about a new contract] and hopefully the boss can put in a good word for me.

    On when the squad were told by Ferguson that he was retiring: "It's a personal moment between the squad and manager but it was emotional. We were devastated. It's a great club and we have to move on and he wants that."

  32. 1832: 
    Paul Scholes

    Retiring Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes: "It's been a good day. We've won the game, that's all that matters. We'll celebrate tonight and hopefully in more years there will be more trophies for these players.

    "Today it was just nice to get through the game. I thought Sir Alex handled it well, he spoke really well and he has done a fantastic job here.

    "I know it's the right time for me to go. It's not been the season I would have liked personally, but we've won the league and it's a great day."

  33. 1828: 
    PLAYER REACTION- Man Utd 2-1 Swansea

    Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidic: "I think today is a special day, in one way we are happy for the trophy but in another way we are sad the manager is not here for another year.

    "It will be strange not to see him in the dressing room. This is a big club and will always be a big club but it is sad after so many years, without him is going to be sad.

    "Even on the last day he wanted to win the game. He told us this is the mentality you have to have when I go, always fight, always want to win."

  34. 1826: 

    Manchester United are still on course to set a Premier League club record of 29 wins in a single season if they win at West Brom next Sunday.

  35. 1825: 

    David: "Wayne Rooney looked happy enough. But the slap on the back from Sir Alex Ferguson was different from the hug he gave everyone else..."

    Anthony C. Austin: "Steve Bruce walking the trophy out at Old Trafford wearing a blue tie. Hoping for the Goodison job?"

    Kuq: "Farewell Sir Alex Ferguson. I won't lie, I shed a tear or two. Football will never be the same without you."

  36. 1820: 
    Man Utd

    The party at Old Trafford will roll on for a while longer yet. Will we see these scenes again in 12 months with David Moyes at the helm?

  37. 1819:  
    BBC Sport Chief Football Writer Phil McNulty at Old Trafford

    "'Are You Watching Merseyside?' sings Old Trafford? Well I bet one man is. And he'll be watching every Manchester United game next season."

  38. 1816: 

    Sir Alex Ferguson is now talking to Steve Bruce on the sidelines.

    Bruce will be back in the top flight next season with Hull City of course.

  39. 1815:  
    Garth Crooks, BBC Final Score

    "Michael Carrick, who has taken a long time to wrestle that mantle from Paul Scholes as the conductor of the whole show, has had an outstanding season. Phil Jones has come in and he is certainly part of United's future."

  40. 1814: 

    Nemanja Vidic is last up and he and Patrice Evra hand the trophy to Sir Alex Ferguson - who lifts it for one last time.

    Cue fireworks and tickertape!

  41. 1814: 

    Jack J Hutchinson: "OK, I'll admit it. I cried watching United. End of an era."

    Will Davison: "Paul Scholes - farewell to a legend."

    Amour El Marjeby: "No matter how much you hate Manchester United, you've got to admire Sir Alex Ferguson's hunger for success! Magnificent career."

  42. 1813: 

    Paul Scholes gets his 11th title-winning medal, while Ryan Giggs has 13 now. Incredible.

  43. 1811: 

    The players come up one by one to receive their medals. Michael Carrick is first up.

    A hug from Sir Alex Ferguson for them all. Wayne Rooney gets a very big cheer from the crowd.

  44. 1810: 

    The players are next out, linked arm in arm as they bounce out onto the pitch. Chris Smalling and Ashley Young are there on crutches.

  45. 1809: 

    "Albert give us a wave" is the chant as kit man Albert Morgan comes out. Not many kit men get this much love.

    Sir Alex Ferguson and Mike Phelan are out there now. What next for Mike Phelan?

  46. 1808: 

    Steve Bruce and Bryan Robson carry the Premier League trophy out to the middle. Two of Fergie's original lieutenants.

  47. 1808:  
    BBC Final ScoreWATCH IT LIVE

    Don't forget that you can watch Manchester United lift the trophy live on BBC Two and online right now.

  48. 1806: 

    Here comes the encore.

    Sir Alex Ferguson and his players are back out on the pitch again - Wayne Rooney is out there as well by the way, in his kit - as they prepare to lift the Premier League trophy yet again.

  49. 1806: 

    Rory in Bath: "Great achievement from Lampard yesterday, but indisputably the greatest midfielder of his generation was Paul Scholes. Does things with the ball no other could - a fantastic character, class personified."

    Jason from Colchester: "A fitting end for an amazing man and a true legend for the club. One club, one man, one dream. Thank you, Sir Alex."

    Robin in Salisbury: "As a Liverpool fan I have never liked Sir Alex Ferguson. But this is pretty special. Hats off to the man."

  50. 1804: 

    The numbers around the reign of Sir Alex Ferguson are remarkable.

    Here are a few choice cuts:

    He has won 514 of 723 home games at Old Trafford. He has won 38 trophies and won at least one trophy in 19 of the last 24 seasons.

    In all, 209 players have taken to the field for United in Ferguson's time as manager. They range alphabetically in surname from Arthur Albiston to Ashley Young.

  51. 1802: 
    Sir Alex Ferguson

    David Moyes could not have got a better backing from the outgoing boss could he? Here's what Sir Alex Ferguson had to say about Moyes.

    "I'd like to remind you that at the start, the club stood by me, the staff stood by me, the players stood by me and now it is your job to stand by our new manager."

  52. 1802: 

    Danny Kane: "Sir Alex Ferguson = legend. Love him or hate him, there will never be a manager in our lifetime like him again!"

    Andrew Deans: "Must not cry, must not cry, must not cry..."

    Richard Sedden: "Time to cry. Bye bye, Fergie. One of a kind."

  53. 1759: 

    And with that, Sir Alex Ferguson is gone from the Old Trafford pitch. A great speech from a great manager.

  54. 1759: 

    Sir Alex Ferguson: "I wish the players every success for the future. You know how good you are, the jersey you are wearing, and all the people here. Don't let yourselves down.

    "I'm just going inside now. Thank you one again, from all the Ferguson family. They're all up there - 11 grandchildren. Thank you. Thank you."

  55. 1757: 

    Sir Alex Ferguson: "Before I start blubbing, I want to pay tribute to Paul Scholes who retires today. He is an unbelievable player, one of the greatest players this club will ever have. Paul I wish you a good retirement, though I know you'll be around, annoying me! And I wish Darren Fletcher a speedy recovery for the club."

  56. 1756: 

    Sir Alex Ferguson: "I have been able to manage some of the greatest players in the country,. All of these players today have represented the club in the proper way. They have won the championship in fantastic fashion. Well done to the players."

  57. 1755: 

    Sir Alex Ferguson: "My retirement doesn't mean the end of my life with the club. I will be able to now enjoy watching them, rather than suffer with them. But if you think about the last-minute goals, the comebacks, even the defeats, are all about this great club of ours.

    "It's been an unbelievable experience for all of us. So thank you for that."

  58. 1754: 

    Sir Alex Ferguson tells Old Trafford that their job now is to stand by David Moyes.

  59. 1753: 

    Sir Alex Ferguson: "I have no script in my mind. I'm just going to ramble and hope I get to the core of what this football club has meant to me. Thank you to Manchester United, not just the directors, medics, staff, players, supporters, all of you. Thank you. You have been the most fantastic experience of my life."

  60. 1752: 

    Here he comes then. Sir Alex Ferguson takes the microphone and thanks everyone involved with the club.

    "I have been able to manage some of the greatest players in the country", he says.

  61. 1751:  
    BBC Final ScoreWATCH LIVE

    The Manchester United trophy presentation, and Sir Alex Ferguson's address to the Old Trafford crowd, is to be shown live on Final Score.

    That means you an watch it at the top of this page if you refresh, and also on BBC Two. BBC Radio 5 live are also broadcasting it.


  62. 1751: 

    Sir Alex Ferguson hugs all of his players as they gather in the centre circle.

  63. 1749: 
    Man Utd 2-1 Swansea

    That's it! Sir Alex Ferguson's Old Trafford career is over. All he has to do now is make a speech and lift a trophy. Two things he has plenty of practice at.

  64. 1749: 
    FULL-TIME- Man Utd 2-1 Swansea
  65. 1748: 

    Dave Cassells: "Rio, Rio, Rio! Fantastic goal, a real striker's finish. 20th different goal scorer this season."

    Chase Kross: "That was a cracker by Rio!"

    Andrew Priestley: "Sir Alex Ferguson's still kicking and heading every ball from his seat! He wanted to volley that for Rio! What a legendary man..."

  66. 1746: 

    FC Halifax Town have won promotion to the Conference five years after their predecessors, Halifax Town AFC, were liquidated.

    The Shaymen beat Brackley Town 1-0 in the Blue Square Bet North play-off final to reach the top tier of non-league football.

  67. 1745: 
    FERGIE TIME- Man Utd 2-1 Swansea

    "Championes!" sings Old Trafford as one as the clock ticks down into 'Fergie Time'.

    One more for the road?

  68. 1745:  
    Steve McClaren, BBC SportMan Utd 2-1 Swansea

    "This is typical Sir Alex Ferguson, typical Manchester United. It is written by the gods. Fantastic."

    Listen to Manchester United v Swansea on BBC Radio 5 live right now.

  69. 1744:  
    Dion Dublin, BBC Final Score

    "I absolutely love that! At this stage of the game, in Fergie's last game, Rio scores after all his injury troubles. Superb!"

  70. 1744:  
    Phil McNulty at Old Trafford, BBC Sport Chief Football WriterMan Utd 2-1 Swansea

    "Looks like Sir Alex Ferguson will be making his farewell speech to Manchester United's fans in the middle of a rainstorm. Slanting across Old Trafford."

  71. 1742: 
    GOAL- Man Utd 2-1 Swansea - Rio Ferdinand (87 mins)

    Manchester United score a late winner. Fitting really.

    A corner from the right is missed by a host of players to run through to Rio Ferdinand at the back post, he has an age to line up the shot and he crashes the ball into the net. It's his first goal for over five years, and it gets the red flags waving in force.

  72. 1740: 
    FINAL FIVE- Man Utd 1-1 Swansea

    Into the last five minutes then. Swansea continue to press for a winner.

  73. 1740: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Norwich 4-0 West Brom

    West Brom manager Steve Clarke: "We were very disappointing. From the off Norwich were on top of us, we couldn't get a foothold and were second best for most of the game.

    "It was definitely the worst performance of the season by a considerable distance. It's not the kind of performance you associate West Brom with and we want better next week. They were sharper, brighter and had more energy from the first minute."

  74. 1736: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Norwich 4-0 West Brom

    Norwich manager Chris Hughton: "It's a feeling of massive pride and we made life quite difficult in the second half of the season but that's an indication of how tough this league is.

    "We have to fight for every win and were in a downward spiral we found it difficult to get out of. There were nerves and anxiety. We were desperate to stay in the Premier League and knew a win would make sure we retained our Premier League status and the way we went about it from the first minute was excellent."

  75. 1736: 
    Man Utd 1-1 Swansea

    Paul Scholes can put this on his CV if he looks for another job - he has played a total of 17,606 Premier League minutes at Old Trafford.

    We are into the final 10 minutes of Sir Alex Ferguson's time at the old stadium. Or more probably, the last 16-17 minutes...

    Paul Scholes
  76. 1736:  
    Steve McClaren, BBC SportMan Utd 1-1 Swansea

    "Sir Alex Ferguson will really want to go out with a win and there is a winner in this game but it could go either way."

    Listen to Manchester United v Swansea on BBC Radio 5 live right now.

  77. 1734: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Fulham 1-3 Liverpool

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers: "We were very exciting. Going forward we were really creative. We scored three and could have had more. It was a terrific second half performance. I've been mightily impressed (by Daniel Sturridge). He is a young player who has got all the attributes to be a top European forward."

  78. 1732: 
    Man Utd 1-1 Swansea

    Ryan Giggs gets on the ball early - whipping in a free-kick which Angel Rangel heads clear.

  79. 1732:  
    Phil McNulty at Old Trafford, BBC Sport Chief Football WriterMan Utd 1-1 Swansea

    "After a subdued spell Old Trafford is just turning up for the big celebrations at the final whistle. How appropriate that Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes have both been involved on this momentous occasion."

  80. 1731:  
    Kevin Kilbane, BBC Final Score

    "The Everton vacancy is as hard a job to fill as Manchester United. Following David Moyes will be huge. It has got to be the right man."

  81. 1731: 
    Man Utd 1-1 Swansea

    Can Ryan Giggs get the final goal of the Sir Alex Ferguson era at Old Trafford?

  82. 1731:  
    Steve McClaren, BBC SportMan Utd 1-1 Swansea

    "This is a great game of football. Swansea's players are very good technically and that is why they are making it difficult for Manchester United."

    Listen to Manchester United v Swansea on BBC Radio 5 live right now.

  83. 1730: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Man Utd 1-1 Swansea

    Michu, who picked up a hamstring injury just a week or two ago, is replaced by Angel Rangel. Obviously a shake-up in the tactical side of things there.

    United also make a change with Javier Hernandez replaced by Ryan Giggs.

  84. 1730: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Everton 2-0 West Ham
    David Moyes

    Everton's outgoing manager David Moyes tells BBC Sport: "There's always a worry when you're joining another club, but Everton fans were magnificent for me today. David Unsworth scored my first goal at Goodison 11 years ago after about 25 seconds and I'm delighted I finished it off here with a win. I thank all the players who have worked with me.

    "Whoever comes in is going to have joy working with the current set of players. I've got another week and I'm going to make sure I'm at it with the players because we want a result at Chelsea.

    "They know what to expect. The victory was deserved. We're going to finish in a good league position and I'm happy with that.

    "I haven't recommended anyone for the job to the chairman. If he asks me for an opinion then I'll give it to him."

  85. 1728: 
    Man Utd 1-1 Swansea

    You wouldn't know that Swansea have nothing to play for. They have been excellent since the break and are causing the home side all manner of issues.

  86. 1725: 

    Arthur Moore: "Last year disappointed we missed out on the Champions League, this year celebrating surviving relegation. Classic Toon Army fan..."

    James Collins: "I think Arsenal will be more nervous than Wigan come Tuesday night. Wigan will be full of belief after that historic FA Cup win."

    Victor Olorunfemi: "Daniel Sturridge has scored more goals this afternoon than Danny Welbeck has the whole season..."

  87. 1724: 
    CLOSE!- Man Utd 1-1 Swansea

    Anderson almost has an immediate impact, running in to drive in a shot on the volley, but the ball fizzes past the post. He conducts the Stretford End, demanding more from the fans.

  88. 1723: 
    MANAGER REACTION- QPR 1-2 Newcastle

    Newcastle boss Alan Pardew speaking to BBC Sport: "It is a big relief because this is a massive club. We got the win we needed. The injuries we have suffered this year have been horrendous. This type of year usually ends up in relegation.

    "It was a nervous display from us, we really needed that first goal. We have made mistakes but we will make sure that we protect ourselves. The Premier League is so unforgiving."

  89. 1722: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Man Utd 1-1 Swansea
    Paul Scholes

    Swansea's Neil Taylor is replaced by Ben Davies, while Anderson replaces Paul Scholes. Antonio Valencia is also on for Danny Welbeck.

    That's the last time Paul Scholes will leave the Old Trafford pitch. What a player.

  90. 1721: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Everton 2-0 West Ham
    Sam Allardyce

    West Ham manager Sam Allardyce: "I'm bitterly disappointed. It's always difficult to play at Goodison Park and David Moyes's record speaks for itself. I warned the players but they chose to take no notice of me. It left us with a bad performance.

    "There was only one man who did their job in my team and that was goalkeeper Jussi Jaaskelainen."

  91. 1719: 
    PENALTY APPEAL- Man Utd 1-1 Swansea

    Great pressure from Swansea, who think they should have a penalty as Phil Jones blocks a shot from Chico. It looked like a clear penalty to me on first glance, but replays show the ball struck Jones in the chest. Great call from the officials.

  92. 1717: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Man Utd 1-1 Swansea

    Away from the mind-frazzling permutations of the relegation zone, Swansea go close to taking the lead at Manchester United. Pablo Hernandez fires in a shot which David de Gea turns away.

  93. 1716:  
    Garth Crooks, BBC Final Score

    "Sunderland are in a relegation dogfight and they need all the support they can get. Aston Villa's fans were instrumental in putting their shoulder to the wheel and helping it turn round. Footballers are affected by support, or lack of it."

  94. 1715: 

    Ian in Tadcaster: "Can someone tell me how Newcastle are safe as stated, if Wigan win both games they will have a better goal difference?"

    If Wigan win both games they will have 41 points Ian. But because they play Aston Villa on the final day, a win for Wigan would leave Villa on 40 points. Newcastle already have 41.

  95. 1713:  
    Steve McClaren, BBC SportMan Utd 1-1 Swansea

    "People always ask me when I go around the world, who is the best player you have ever coached and that player is Paul Scholes. He could do anything with the ball. The only thing he cannot do is tackle!"

    Listen to Manchester United v Swansea on BBC Radio 5 live right now.

  96. 1710:  
    Kevin Kilbane, BBC Final Score

    "When he moved from Preston to Everton it was a huge step up for David Moyes. Now he's going up another level but I'm sure he's learned from his experiences."

  97. 1710: 

    Ed Gutteridge: "Oi, Michu, you didn't read the script mate. Jeez!"

    Charlie: "The only thing that would be fitting for this game is surely a Fergie time winner?"

    Llinos: "He scores when he wants, he scores when he wants, Miguel Michu, he scores when he wants!"

  98. 1708: 
    CLOSE!- Man Utd 1-1 Swansea

    Michael Laudrup has fired his side up at the break and they have been superb since.

    Michu frees Wayne Routledge in behind Rio Ferdinand, he is able to get clear of the centre-half and toe a shot back across goal - but just past the far post. A win for Swansea is not in the script.

  99. 1708:  
    Steve McClaren, at Old Trafford for BBC Radio 5 liveMan Utd 1-1 Swansea

    "What a magnificent goal, it's a great cross from Dyer but the movement of Michu was exquisite, he has been one of the signings of the season."

    Listen to Manchester United v Swansea on BBC Radio 5 live right now.

  100. 1707:  
    BBC Sport Chief Football Writer Phil McNulty at Old Trafford

    "Swansea fans singing "You're Getting Sacked In The Morning" to Sir Alex Ferguson after Michu's brilliant equaliser. Very droll."

  101. 1707: 

    Today's results mean that realistically the relegation battle is between Wigan, Sunderland and Aston Villa. Fulham and Southampton could still mathematically go down but it would need several results to go against them, including a massively improbable swing on goal difference.

    Newcastle and Norwich are now 100% safe.

    If Wigan draw with Arsenal on Tuesday, they will be all but down because of their goal difference and if they lose they will definitely be in the Championship - and all the teams mentioned above would be safe.

  102. 1706: 
    Everton 2-0 West Ham

    David Moyes is still doing a lap of honour around Goodison Park. I don't think he's shed any tears yet, he's kept it together like a true pro.

  103. 1704: 
    GOAL- Man Utd 1-1 Swansea - Michu (49 mins)

    This man has had a superb season, and he scores a cracker to bring Swansea level.

    Nathan Dyer retrieves a lost cause, fires in a low cross and Michu gets there in front of Phil Jones to steer in a volley with the outside of his left foot. It's brilliant technique.

  104. 1703:  
    Garth Crooks, BBC Final Score

    "Everton chairman Bill Kenwright is looking emotional. He's a very emotional man."

  105. 1703:  
    BBC Final Score

    You can watch the scenes at Goodison Park live on Final Score - on BBC Two and online.

  106. 1701:  
    BBC Sport Chief Football Writer Phil McNulty at Old Trafford

    "75,572 invitations have been accepted to Sir Alex Ferguson's Old Trafford farewell party."

  107. 1701: 
    KICK-OFF- Man Utd 1-0 Swansea

    We are back under way at Old Trafford.

  108. 1659: 
    Everton 2-0 West Ham

    David Moyes beams as he enters the pitch. He blows kisses to the crowd as he walks out into the centre circle. There's not an empty seat in the house - every man, woman and child has stayed behind to see him off.

    He embraces Phil Neville, before Tim Cahill gets in on the act. Where's Sly Stallone?

  109. 1700:  
    Ben Smith at Goodison Park, BBC SportEverton 2-0 West Ham
    Everton guard of honour

    "A fitting tribute and a perfect send off for David Moyes. Everton deserved their victory and their manager was as focused and fierce from the touchline as ever before.

    "Kevin Mirallas was the game's outstanding player and West Ham had no response. The Everton players are just coming back onto the field to pay tribute to their manager. The day went very much to script for the blue half of Merseyside."

  110. 1659:  
    Kevin Kilbane, BBC Final Score

    "Every single day under David Moyes is high-intensity. There are no real rest days. With what Moyes has achieved with such small squads, and bringing so many players through, means he has an established team. he's done such a good job there and he will be sadly missed."

  111. 1657: 
    Everton 2-0 West Ham

    Everton's players are back out on to the pitch for a lap of honour, and they form a guard of honour outside the tunnel for David Moyes.

    Like all good showmen, Moyes keeps them all waiting before following Phil Neville out on to the pitch. Huge ovations for both.

  112. 1653: 
    Everton 2-0 West Ham

    David Moyes takes one last lingering look at Goodison Park before heading off down the tunnel. A job well done David.

  113. 1652:  
    Garth Crooks, BBC Final Score

    "Mrs Hughton will be most pleased about that fourth goal for Norwich. She can never watch the second half of games, she gets too nervous. She goes inside and listens to the noise of the Carrow Road crowd!"

  114. 1652: 
    FULL-TIME- Norwich 4-0 West Brom
  115. 1652: 
    FULL-TIME- Fulham 1-3 Liverpool
  116. 1651: 
    FULL-TIME- Everton 2-0 West Ham
  117. 1650: 
    FULL-TIME- QPR 1-2 Newcastle
  118. 1650: 
    FULL-TIME- Sunderland 1-1 Southampton
  119. 1649: 
    QPR 1-2 Newcastle

    Andros Townsend very nearly makes Newcastle's fate uncertain again. He hits a wonderful curling effort from 25 yards out but he misses Steve Harper's goal.

    The Magpies are almost there.

  120. 1649: 

    David Cornwell: "So many permutations for results at the top and bottom of the league today. This is what makes Premier League special. May madness!"

    James Brandon: "Liverpool looking sumptuous at times. If they could sustain it for 38 games they would be right up there."

    CaptainEO: "The outside boot of Coutinho is made of pure magic!"

  121. 1648: 
    GOAL- Norwich 4-0 West Brom - Jonny Howson (90 mins)

    Norwich are safe. I repeat, Norwich are safe.

    Jonny Howson seals a thumping home win for the Canaries as he swaps passes with Luciano Becchio and curls into the top corner from 18 yards. Great finish.

  122. 1647: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Everton 2-0 West Ham

    Tony Hibbert is coming on for Everton - he's the only survivor from David Moyes's first home game in charge 11 years ago. Who said Moyes wasn't sentimental?

    If Hibbo scores you will see a party on Merseyside...

  123. 1647: 
    QPR 1-2 Newcastle

    Newcastle are safe as things stand but Bobby Zamora almost changes all that. The QPR striker controls the ball with his back to goal and strikes it on the turn - however his effort is off target.

  124. 1646:  
    BBC Sport Chief Football Writer Phil McNulty at Old TraffordHALF-TIME- Man Utd 1-0 Swansea

    "The game is incidental. This is a full-on celebration of Sir Alex Ferguson's 26-year Manchester United career - the fact his team is winning is a welcome added bonus."

  125. 1646: 
    HITS THE WOODWORK- Everton 2-0 West Ham

    Andy Carroll leaps like a salmon - and plants a powerful header against the post. Almost a consolation for West Ham.

  126. 1644: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Sunderland 1-1 Southampton

    Almost a crucial late goal at the Stadium of Light but Simon Mignolet makes a fine one-handed stop to keep out Rickie Lambert's hot on the turn.

  127. 1643: 
    GOAL- Fulham 1-3 Liverpool - Daniel Sturridge (85 mins)

    Philippe Coutinho is a wizard on the ball and he plays in Daniel Sturridge, who calmly chips the ball over the onrushing Mark Schwarzer. It's the first hat-trick of the 23-year-old's career.

  128. 1643:  
    Dion Dublin, BBC Final ScoreMan Utd 1-0 Swansea

    "Hernandez's movement is great. It was a tap-in for him but to be there was not easy. His finishing is amazing. This is what United need - a nice fitting finish for Sir Alex and three points."

  129. 1643: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Man Utd 1-0 Swansea

    Robin van Persie lets fly with his left peg - he hits it well but Gerhard Tremmel is able to turn it away. Almost half-time at Old Trafford.

  130. 1643: 
    HITS THE WOODWORK- Fulham 1-2 Liverpool

    Fabio Borini charges forward for Liverpool, cuts inside and fires his shot off the post. It's certainly not the most important match today but it's been entertaining.

  131. 1641: 

    Lewis, a nervous Aston Villa fan: "Every result going against us, imagine my suprise..."

    Josh from Guildford: "Mark Halsey is having an awful game at Craven Cottage. Johnson should be off and blatant handball by Lucas. Then Liverpool score. How unjust."

    Will: "Only in the Premier League could a team rise to 11th and drop back to 17th inside 10 minutes. Save the celebrations till the final whistle, Di Canio."

  132. 1641:  
    Phil McNulty at Old Trafford, BBC Sport Chief Football WriterMan Utd 1-0 Swansea

    "'Stand Up For Alex Ferguson' is the demand from the Stretford End. The rest of Old Trafford obliges."

  133. 1641: 
    FINAL 10

    Quick as a flash, and we are into the final 10 minutes of the day's 1500 kick-offs.

  134. 1638: 
    GOAL- Man Utd 1-0 Swansea - Javier Hernandez (39 mins)

    Sir Alex Ferguson is out of his seat in the Old Trafford dugout for possibly the last time as Javier Hernandez sweeps United into the lead.

    It's a rare mistake from Swansea captain Ashley Williams, who can only steer the ball into the Mexican's path and he buries a low shot.

  135. 1638: 
    RED CARD- Rob Elliot (Newcastle)

    Newcastle are down to 10 men and it's their goalkeeper Rob Elliot, who has been sent off. The 27-year-old handles the ball just outside his box and is shown a second yellow.

    Veteran Magpies custodian Steve Harper comes on for Hatem Ben Arfa, in what is only the 38-year-old's eighth appearance of the season.

  136. 1636: 

    Sunderland are now 17th again in the as-it-stands table, after being 11th five minutes ago. Keep up...

    Di Canio
  137. 1634: 
    Man Utd 0-0 Swansea

    The game itself at Old Trafford has been a bit flat since that opening five-minute spell. Which is not a huge surprise to be honest.

    Javier Hernandez swivels to fire over though as United look for a breakthrough.

  138. 1634: 
    Fulham 1-2 Liverpool

    Fulham are pressing for an equaliser, first Dimitar Berbatov's shot is tipped around the post by Pepe Reina and from the following corner the Liverpool goalkeeper keeps out Aaron Hughes's header.

  139. 1634:  
    BBC Sport Chief Football Writer Phil McNulty at Old Trafford

    "One magnificent day for Wigan yesterday. One very miserable day for Wigan today. So far."

  140. 1632: 
    GOAL- Sunderland 1-1 Southampton - Jason Puncheon (76 mins)

    And there we go - it's gone bonkers again! Southampton are level, as Jason Puncheon pulls off a great reflex finish to hook in at the second attempt after Simon Mignolet had saved his first header.

  141. 1631: 

    This Premier League table is bonkers.

    Sunderland were being tipped to go down by our own Garth Crooks just 15 minutes ago. As it stands they are 11th, and now Southampton and Aston Villa are the ones in danger it seems...

  142. 1631:  
    Phil McNulty at Old Trafford, BBC Sport Chief Football WriterMan Utd 0-0 Swansea

    "In the absence of anything resembling action on the pitch at Old Trafford, Manchester United fans are going through a roll call of their heroes past and present. Robson. Neville. Cantona. Vidic. Giggs... and plenty more where they came from."

  143. 1628: 
    Fulham 1-2 Liverpool

    Daniel Sturridge has a good chance to score his first ever hat-trick but his shot is tipped wide by veteran Fulham keeper Mark Schwarzer.

  144. 1628: 

    Adam Lewis: "This Sturridge lad is on fire!"

    Barnaby Kelly: "Always disappointing watching your team lose. But heartbreaking to see such lack of spirit form players. Goodbye Bosingwa."

    Craig Williams: "I've supported United for 24 years, I've never known any different. Had a lump in my throat since Wednesday. Thanks for everything Sir Alex."

  145. 1627: 
    QPR 1-2 Newcastle

    QPR's shambles of a season is summed up as goalkeeper Rob Green picks up an Armand Traore backpass. Yohan Cabaye cannot take advantage of the free-kick however.

    If QPR's year was a Football Manager game, you'd have shut down the computer and gone outside a long time ago.

  146. 1628:  
    Kevin Kilbane, BBC Final Score

    "Wigan must be watching all these games today - they're having a nightmare! That's a huge goal for Sunderland, because if they win today that makes Wigan have to win their last two games to be safe."

  147. 1627:  
    BBC Sport Chief Football Writer Phil McNulty at Old TraffordMan Utd 0-0 Swansea

    "The Stretford End not showing much sympathy for Roberto Mancini. 'We won our trophy back and now you've got the sack'."

  148. 1626: 

    This is turning into a bad day for Wigan. Newcastle, Sunderland and Norwich are all winning as it stands. Wigan may have to go and win at Arsenal at this rate.

  149. 1625:  
    Ben Smith at Goodison Park, BBC SportEverton 2-0 West Ham

    "A second goal is no more than Everton have deserved today. Their passing has been crisp, their movement fluent and Kevin Mirallas has been their standout performer.

    "When Mirallas tucked away his second of the game, David Moyes responded with a fist pump or two and the noise level inside Goodison was as deafening as I have heard in a long while. All going to plan."

  150. 1624: 
    GOAL- Sunderland 1-0 Southampton - Phil Bardsley (68 mins)

    And now a huge goal for Sunderland's chances of staying up! A corner is only half cleared, Adam Johnson brings the ball down and finds Phil Bardsley on the corner of the area. Bardsley hammers in a shot which goes in off the shins of Jos Hooiveld.

    Cue Paolo Di Canio's wild celebrations.

  151. 1622: 
    GOAL- Norwich 3-0 West Brom - Gareth McAuley OG (65 mins)

    West Brom have imploded. Wes Hoolahan is involved again, whipping in a free-kick which Gareth McAuley can only steer into the bottom corner of his own net.

    Norwich are taking a huge stride towards safety.

  152. 1622: 
    QPR 1-2 Newcastle

    Junior Hoilett could have levelled things up for QPR against Newcastle at Loftus Road. In a surprising twist, he uses his strength to fell Jonas Gutierrez in the D and fires just wide of Rob Elliot's right-hand post.

  153. 1620: 
    GOAL- Fulham 1-2 Liverpool - Daniel Sturridge (62 mins)

    Phillipe Coutinho has a shot for Liverpool but it is deflected into the path of Daniel Sturridge, who slots past Mark Schwarzer from close range for his second goal of the day.

  154. 1620: 
    GOAL- Norwich 2-0 West Brom - Grant Holt (62 mins)

    Oh deary me. One for Danny Baker's next Christmas DVD of howlers as Ben Foster gifts Grant Holt a goal for Norwich.

    Wes Hoolahan helps the ball around the corner for Holt to chase, Foster comes out to clear but makes a total hash of it, slicing the ball a yard to his right and allowing Holt to just run it into the empty net.

  155. 1620: 
    PENALTY APPEAL- Fulham 1-1 Liverpool

    Bryan Ruiz's cross hits the outstretched arm of Liverpool midfielder Lucas. Fulham want a penalty but they don't get one.

  156. 1618: 
    GOAL- Everton 2-0 West Ham - Kevin Mirallas (60 mins)

    West Ham don't heed that warning though, as moments later Kevin Mirallas does double Everton's lead. He runs on to Darron Gibson's pass, cuts inside and fires in a shot which takes a big deflection off James Collins and loops into the top corner.

    David Moyes and Bill Kenwright both celebrate wildly.

  157. 1617: 
    CLOSE!- Everton 1-0 West Ham

    Kevin Mirallas has had a cracking game for Everton so far and the Belgian almost conjures up his second goal of the day, shifting the ball on to his left foot but firing over from a tight angle.

  158. 1617:  
    Garth Crooks, BBC Final Score

    "I'm most concerned about Sunderland. I can't see them getting any points between now and the end of the season. The way that game is going I can see them leaving with nothing, then they face Tottenham on the last game of the season."

  159. 1615: 
    Fulham 1-1 Liverpool

    Liverpool allow former Reds trainee Alex Kacaniklic to run at their goal and the midfielder attempts to beat keeper Pepe Reina with a 20-yard shot but sends his effort wide.

  160. 1614: 
    Sunderland 0-0 Southampton

    Southampton have started well and Jay Rodriguez has already had two headers from corners well saved in the second half.

  161. 1613: 
    PENALTY APPEAL- Norwich 1-0 West Brom

    Norwich are well on top still at Carrow Road, and they have a penalty appeal waved away as the ball strikes Jonas Olsson around his arm area. Nothing given.

  162. 1613: 
    QPR 1-2 Newcastle

    Newcastle's Premier League place will be safe if they can hang on as they would sit six points above Wigan (who have two games left) and one point above Villa - those two play each on the final day next Sunday.

  163. 1613: 
  164. 1609: 
    CLOSE!- Everton 1-0 West Ham

    As Phil Neville starts the second half in a corporate box, tucking in to some chocolate by the looks of it, Seamus Coleman fires in a dangerous low ball which almost causes chaos in the West Ham defence. They just about get it clear though.

    Leon Osman then helps the ball across the area.

  165. 1609: 
    SUBSTITUTION- QPR 1-2 Newcastle

    A blow for Newcastle as Cheick Tiote limps off to be replaced by James Perch, who will slot in for the Ivorian in midfield.

  166. 1609: 
    Manchester United 0-0 Swansea

    This must be a difficult game for Swansea, who have arrived like a bunch of hangers-on not really invited to a house party. They are having a go though, Pablo Hernandez dragging a shot wide from a good position.

    When Sir Alex Ferguson started at United, I wonder if he thought that he'd see two players called Hernandez have the best two chances early on in his first game. Football has certainly changed.

  167. 1605: 

    George Pedrick: "The day that you never thought would come. What an atmosphere at the Theatre of Dreams!"

    Alastair10: "Incredible when you look at the numbers. 38 trophies in 26 years. You'll never see that again."

    Flemming Jensen: "Ferguson is the new yardstick by which everyone will be measured from now on when determining greatness."

  168. 1605:  
    Dion Dublin, BBC Final Score

    "Sir Alex Ferguson brought the good times to this great club. I can guarantee you he is holding back the tears.

    "I was fortunate to play with Paul Scholes. He was just a genius at 17 and 18. He has been so consistent for such a long period of time, under Sir Alex."

  169. 1604: 
    HITS THE WOODWORK- Manchester United 0-0 Swansea

    Javier Hernandez almost gets the champagne flowing, hitting the underside of the crossbar from a tight angle after Robin van Persie played him in. Great move from Manchester United.

  170. 1604:  
    MOTD's Guy Mowbray at Old TraffordManchester United 0-0 Swansea

    "The surprise announcement that Sir Alex Ferguson is retiring as Manchester United manager after more than a quarter of a century in charge at Old Trafford means the Premier League trophy presentation party has become a grand retirement bash. The match itself is almost a side show, but with both teams able to relax and play without pressure it might turn out to be a really enjoyable one to watch.

    "United need to win their last two games to equal their best ever points total in a 38-game Premier League season, achieved in 1999-2000. Above all though, they need to give the most successful manager in British football history a winning home send off."

  171. 1604:  
    Garth Crooks, BBC Final Score

    "The football at Newcastle and Norwich is absolutely critical, with the results affecting so many other teams around them."

  172. 1603: 

    We are under way in the rest of today's games.

  173. 1602: 
    SUBSTITUTION- QPR 1-2 Newcastle

    QPR boss Harry Redknapp is obviously not impressed with his side's first-half showing. Fabio and Shaun Derry come on for Stephane Mbia and Jose Bosingwa at half-time.

    I suspect this is the last that Loftus Road will see of Jose Bosingwa.

  174. 1602:  
    BBC Sport Chief Football Writer Phil McNulty at Old TraffordManchester United 0-0 Swansea

    "And the modest man who prefers to stay below the radar, Paul Scholes, receives a rapturous reception on his final Old Trafford appearance."

  175. 1602: 
    Manchester United 0-0 Swansea

    "Stand up for the Champions" is the song of choice as United settle into an early rhythm.

    Sir Alex Ferguson
  176. 1600: 

    Daryl King: "Old Trafford is absolutely rocking. Cacophony of noise. Red sea of adoring fans. What an atmosphere."

    Sean Whittall: "Amazing scenes at Old Trafford to say farewell to the greatest manager to grace the Premier League. Fitting."

    Val Mink: "Never seen Sir Alex Ferguson this nervous. It must mean a great deal to the great man. There will never be a better manager in the game."

  177. 1600: 
    KICK-OFF- Manchester United 0-0 Swansea

    A game breaks out in the middle of this party.

    Old Trafford
  178. 1559: 
    LINE-UPS- Manchester United v Swansea (1600 BST)

    Man Utd: De Gea, Jones, Ferdinand, Vidic, Evra, Carrick, Scholes, Welbeck, Kagawa, Hernandez, van Persie. Subs: Lindegaard, Evans, Valencia, Anderson, Giggs, Cleverley, Buttner.

    Swansea: Tremmel, Taylor, Chico, Williams, Tiendalli, Dyer, Routledge, Britton, de Guzman, Hernandez, Michu. Subs: Cornell, Lamah, Monk, Shechter, Rangel, Agustien, Davies.

    Referee: Jon Moss (W Yorkshire)

  179. 1558:  
    BBC Sport Chief Football Writer Phil McNulty at Old TraffordManchester United v Swansea (1600 BST)

    "Deafening applause around Old Trafford as Sir Alex Ferguson comes out to the musical accompaniment of "The Impossible Dream." It is a twist on an Old Trafford banner that reads "Sir Alex Ferguson. The Impossible Dream Made Possible."

    Sir Alex Ferguson
  180. 1557:  
    Garth Crooks, BBC Final ScoreManchester United v Swansea (1600 BST)

    "Think of great managers. Ferguson is in that pantheon. For him to finish 26 years at Old Trafford having won the title is absolutely amazing.

    "He's a man's man in many ways, but he will feel this emotion. He might now show it but he will feel it. I have never seen a tribute like this."

    Sir Alex Ferguson
  181. 1556: 
    Manchester United v Swansea (1600 BST)

    Sir Alex Ferguson signs plenty of autographs in and around the dugout. That's a keeper.

    Sir Alex Ferguson
  182. 1556: 
    Manchester United v Swansea (1600 BST)

    Former Manchester United captain Bryan Robson on Sky Sports: "We will never see Alex Ferguson's like again, with his record with United and Aberdeen. He is going to be the greatest club manager thre has ever been, it's going to be some task to go beyond that."

  183. 1555: 
    Manchester United v Swansea (1600 BST)

    A huge roar echoes around the stadium as Sir Alex Ferguson trundles out on to the Old Trafford pitch. He applauds the crowd and both sets of players as 'Champions' is spelled out on the stand which bares his name.

    Sir Alex Ferguson
  184. 1553: 
    Manchester United v Swansea (1600 BST)

    Both sets of players form a guard of honour for Sir Alex Ferguson as a fanfare rings out around Old Trafford. The great man himself looks a bit embarrassed in the tunnel.

    Sir Alex Ferguson

    Ashley Robbins: "Fulham's goal was surely offside?"

    Kevin Baas: "Sturridge deserves to play for England."

    Peter S. Price: "QPR no heart, no fight, and deserve to be relegated."

  186. 1551:  
    Ben Smith at Goodison Park, BBC SportEverton 1-0 West Ham

    "Everton could and probably should be a couple of goals to the good at half-time but West Ham twice went close through Kevin Nolan as the half wore on and that will be a concern to David Moyes.

    "The departing Everton manager has been as energetic and emotional as ever on the touchline and his players may be about to discover that he remains just as desperate to win this game as any during the past decade during the half-time team-talk."

  187. 1551:  
    BBC Sport's Ben Smith at Goodison ParkEverton 1-0 West Ham

    "Everton fans respond to West Ham chants of 'Where's your Moysie gone?' with 'We want Sam Allardyce, we want Sam Allardyce'."

  188. 1550:  
    MOTD's Alistair Mann at Goodison ParkEverton 1-0 West Ham

    "A satisfactory first half for Everton. They started in blistering fashion and their goal was genuine quality. They haven't threatened too often since and West Ham will feel they have a chance of taking something back to London."

  189. 1550:  
    BBC Sport Chief Football Writer Phil McNulty at Old Trafford

    "They've gone plastic flag-tastic at Old Trafford. 70,000 of them - and a few white ones for Swansea's fans."

  190. 1548: 
    Manchester United v Swansea (1600 BST)

    Thousands of red flags are being waved at Old Trafford as the stadium prepares for Sir Alex Ferguson's final home game. It's a colourful scene alright.

    "Fergie rules" reads one banner. He has done for a long time, but his reign is almost over.

  191. 1548:  
    MOTD's Martin Fisher at Craven CottageHALF-TIME- Fulham 1-1 Liverpool

    "The honours are even at Craven Cottage. There has been plenty of neat and attractive football before a goal for each side in the space of three minutes."

  192. 1548:  
    MOTD's Jonathan Pearce at Loftus RoadHALF-TIME- QPR 1-2 Newcastle

    "A controversial half of football in which QPR took the lead via Remy's penalty.

    "Newcastle were soon level with a penalty of their own after Bosingwa's foul, then a terrible mix-up between Green and Bosingwa enabled Gouffran to give Newcastle the lead. If it stays like this they will be safe. They lead 2-1 at the break."

  193. 1547:  
    MOTD's Steve Bower at the Stadium of LightHALF-TIME- Sunderland 0-0 Southampton

    "Paolo Di Canio has some talking to do at half-time. His team are level at 0-0 but they are second best and Rickie Lambert could easily have put Southampton in front, while Jay Rodriguez was denied by Simon Mignolet as well. It's nervy and it's tense, and Sunderland have it all to do."

  194. 1547:  
    MOTD's John Roder at Carrow RoadHALF-TIME- Norwich 1-0 West Brom

    "An impressive first-half display from Norwich. Robert Snodgrass gave his side the lead with a seventh goal of the season the lead and if it was to remain like this Norwich are guaranteed a place in the Premier League next season. They've played well but it will be an anxious second half for the Canaries faithful."

  195. 1546: 
    HALF-TIME- Everton 1-0 West Ham
  196. 1546: 
    Everton 1-0 West Ham

    David Moyes's dad is sat next to former Everton striker Duncan Ferguson at Goodison Park. The pair are laughing and joking - something West Ham boss Sam Allardyce isn't. The Hammers have responded since falling behind but it is still Everton who look then more likely to add to their total.

  197. 1545: 
    QPR 1-2 Newcastle

    QPR defender Jose Bosingwa is being booed by his own fans as he has been throughout - his attitude has been questioned by manager Harry Redknapp this season and he was at fault for both of Newcastle's goals, but it always sits a bit strangely to hear that sort of reactions from a player's own fans.

    The QPR supporters were named players' player of the season by the club today.

  198. 1545:  
    Pat Nevin, at Stadium of Light for 5 live SportSunderland 0-0 Southampton

    "Credit to Paolo Di Canio. He saw it wasn't working and he made a tactical change, and now Sunderland are much improved."

    Listen to Sunderland v Southampton on BBC Radio 5 live right now.

  199. 1544:  
    BBC Final Score

    Final Score is about to start on BBC Two and online.

  200. 1543: 
    Sunderland 0-0 Southampton

    Rickie Lambert almost scuffs one in for Southampton, topping his shot, but Simon Mignolet just about keeps it out at the second attempt!

  201. 1541: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Norwich 1-0 West Brom

    Wes Hoolahan goes close to a spectacular second for Norwich, spinning clear of danger 35 yards from goal, galloping forwards and then hitting a stinging drive which forces Ben Foster into a one-handed save.

  202. 1541: 

    Norwich and Newcastle are doing their hopes of staying up the world of good so far. I wonder if Wigan's players are keeping up to speed with today's events?

  203. 1540:  
    Ben Smith at Goodison Park, BBC SportEverton 1-0 West Ham

    "David Moyes has spent an awful lot of this first half camped on the edge of his technical area, barking orders at his players as if this is his first game as Everton manager, not one of his last.

    "His team have dominated and should be further ahead. But twice in the past five minutes, West Ham have come close through Kevin Nolan. Don't chalk this one down as a home win just yet."

  204. 1538:  
    Phil McNulty at Old Trafford, BBC Sport Chief Football WriterManchester United v Swansea (1600 BST)

    "They are going through the musical card in the build-up to kick-off at Old Trafford. 'Unforgettable' by Nat King Cole followed up by Frank Sinatra's 'My Way.' Trust they will leave some for Sir Alex Ferguson to sing when he grabs the microphone later."

  205. 1537: 
    GOAL- Fulham 1-1 Liverpool - Daniel Sturridge (36 mins)

    It's got to go big!

    Andre Wisdom lamps an aimless punt downfield but it turn into an assist as Daniel Sturridge takes it down. He then lifts it over the head of Aaron Hughes, before turning back outside the defender and smashing into the roof of the net with his right foot. Great, great finishing.

  206. 1536:  
    Ben Smith, at Goodison Park for BBC SportEverton 1-0 West Ham

    "Jaaskelainen has just saved a certain goal, although he did it with a part of his body he probably wishes he hadn't. Everton on top."

  207. 1534: 
    GOAL- QPR 1-2 Newcastle - Yoan Gouffran (35 mins)

    Newcastle have a potentially crucial goal in their battle against relegation. And it sums up QPR's terrible season. Rob Green rolls the ball out to Jose Bosingwa, who passes the ball back to his keeper. Green tries to lump the ball downfield but Jonas Gutierrez charges it down and Yoan Gouffran has an empty net to slot the ball into.

    It's a scandalous goal to concede at any level, let alone the Premier League.

  208. 1533: 
    GOAL- Fulham 1-0 Liverpool - Dimitar Berbatov (33 mins)

    He hadn't scored since April Fools' Day, but Dimitar Berbatov likes a goal against Liverpool. Sascha Riether is able to get clear on the right and send in a deep cross which the Bulgarian heads home.

  209. 1533: 

    Tim in Manchester: "My flat overlooks the Etihad and about an hour ago a very swish looking helicopter took off from just behind it... Talks?"

    Ross from Cardiff: "Rooney is a bad apple, let Arsenal have him. Way past his best. Insignificant in the magnitude of Ferguson's last game at Old Trafford."

    Grant in Weymouth: "Why does Rooney want to leave anyway? Is he tired of all the success at United?"

    Superb speculative text Tim...

  210. 1533: 
    QPR 1-1 Newcastle

    QPR's Junior Hoilett plays a one-two with Bobby Zamora and has an effort at goal. Magpies keeper Rob Elliot sees the ball late and does well to claw it away.

  211. 1533: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Sunderland 0-0 Southampton

    Southampton continue to press hard for an opener, as Jay Rodriguez thrashes in a low shot from a corner, it comes through a huddle of bodies but Simon Mignolet reacts well to get a hand to it and push it clear.

  212. 1531: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Everton 1-0 West Ham

    West Ham haven't offered much yet but they go close to a leveller, Kevin Nolan swivels 20 yards from goal to get in a low left-footed shot which Tim Howard just about keeps out. Top stop.

  213. 1531:  
    Phil McNulty at Old Trafford, BBC Sport Chief Football WriterManchester United v Swansea (1600 BST)

    "Sir Alex Ferguson not afraid of the big decisions as he comes to the end of his time at Old Trafford. No involvement at all for Wayne Rooney - but a final Old Trafford appearance for another Manchester United legend who has announced his retirement. Paul Scholes plays his 717th game for the club."

  214. 1531: 
    Fulham 0-0 Liverpool

    Liverpool are looking the more dangerous side in possession but haven't really threatened a goal while Fulham are also struggling to create a breakthrough at Craven Cottage.

  215. 1529: 
    Sunderland 0-0 Southampton

    The first attempt of the game at the Stadium of Light as Saints striker Rickie Lambert has a shot saved easily. It was hit from 30 yards out and was never troubling Simon Mignolet too much.

  216. 1528: 

    Raoul Bery: "Been a United fan my whole life and Wazza is my favourite footballer. No Fergie? No Rooney? No Scholes? This is horrible..."

    Daniel Morris: "That surely signals the end for Rooney at Old Trafford. Served us well - he should realise that he'll never do better."

    Mark Arnfield: "People saying Rooney is leaving seem to be forgetting it's Moyes, not Ferguson, in charge next season..."

  217. 1527: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Everton 1-0 West Ham

    Everton almost have a second as Victor Anichebe latches on to Kevin Mirallas's shot, but he can only thump an effort into the midriff of Jussi Jaaskelainen.

  218. 1525: 
    GOAL- Norwich 1-0 West Brom - Robert Snodgrass (25 mins)

    This could be a big goal for Norwich!

    Grant Holt crosses from the right, Ryan Bennett wins the knock down and Wes Hoolahan is in. His shot is well saved by Ben Foster but Robert Snodgrass follows in, lifting the loose ball brilliantly into the roof of the net from a narrow angle.

  219. 1524:  
    Phil McNulty at Old Trafford, BBC Sport Chief Football WriterManchester United v Swansea (1600 BST)

    "Giant banner hoisted in the corner of the Stretford End: 'Sir Alex - Immortal'"

  220. 1524: 
    Norwich 0-0 West Brom

    Norwich are still not safe, they've been sinking like a stone in recent months, and it's been an edgy start at Carrow Road.

    Anthony Pilkington has stung the palms of Ben Foster with a left-footed curler though.

  221. 1522: 
    Sunderland 0-0 Southampton

    Southampton are dominating possession , but they have done nothing with it so far. It's a tense start to the game.

  222. 1522: 
    FULL-TIME- Stoke 1-2 Tottenham

    A big win for Spurs - who are fourth as it stands.

  223. 1522: 
    DISALLOWED GOAL- QPR 1-1 Newcastle

    Papiss Cisse has the ball in the back of the net for Newcastle with a powerful header from Mathieu Debuchy's cross. He is flagged offside, and he was off by inches, but he didn't know that when he netted.

  224. 1521: 
    CLOSE!- Stoke 1-2 Tottenham

    As I say that Stoke do fashion a chance! Cameron Jerome skins Jan Vertonghen on the right and sends over a great cross, which Marc Wilson heads wide at the far post.

    Gareth Bale then almost gets in again on the break but he's well marshalled away.

  225. 1520: 

    Matt Cartwright: "He may have been rubbish all season, but Adebayor will now be Spurs fans' favourite player."

    Daniel Tinkler: "Adebayor, simultaneously the world most pleasing and frustrating footballer/donkey."

    Ahmz Osman: "Re James Ash 1512 - to ask to leave the club is an insult to the team that made him what he is today."

  226. 1519: 
    INJURY TIME- Stoke 1-2 Tottenham

    There have been no real signs of Stoke mounting a late fightback so it's looking good for Spurs as we enter stoppage time.

  227. 1519:  
    Phil McNulty, BBC Sport Chief Football Writer, at Old Trafford

    "Sounds like Sir Alex Ferguson has chosen today's Old Trafford playlist. Judas Priest belting out 'United'. Apparently, big fan of the Priest."

  228. 1517: 
    GOAL- QPR 1-1 Newcastle - Hatem Ben Arfa (18 mins)

    What a penalty! Hatem Ben Arfa steps up and smashes in left footed, right into the postage stamp. Unstoppable.

  229. 1517: 

    You don't see them given often - Jose Bosingwa holds onto Hatem Ben Arfa's jersey in the box, but the France international does not go down, he's trying to play on. Lee Probert gives the penalty however, the second in 18 minutes at Loftus Road.

  230. 1515: 
    Everton 1-0 West Ham

    Anyone who doubted whether David Moyes would be still fully focused on Everton after the announcement that he is to take over at Manchester United should have a look at his reaction to Kevin Mirallas' goal. The Toffees boss roared his delight while punching the air. West Ham are on the back foot with striker Andy Carroll, on loan from Liverpool, booed each time he touches the ball.

    David Moyes
  231. 1515:  
    Pat Nevin, at Stadium of Light for 5 live Sport

    "I think Wayne Rooney being left out is quite a story. David Moyes has a few things to sort out when he arrives at United, and that will be first on the list."

    Listen to Sunderland v Southampton on BBC Radio 5 live right now.

  232. 1514: 
    Sunderland 0-0 Southampton

    Likewise, it's been quiet at Sunderland where both teams could do with the points.

  233. 1513: 
    Fulham 0-0 Liverpool

    It's been a low-key start at Craven Cottage, with Liverpool having plenty of the ball but there's been no chances as yet.

  234. 1512: 
    Stoke 1-2 Tottenham

    A win for Spurs today will send them fourth and they are just a few minutes away now.

  235. 1512: 

    Marcus Rowland: "No Rooney? Very, very interesting."

    Henry Whitfield: "No Wayne Rooney today for United? Not even on the bench? Well, that says quite a bit in Ferguson's final home game."

    James Ash: "To not select Rooney is an insult after all he's done for Ferguson."

  236. 1510: 
    GOAL- QPR 1-0 Newcastle - Loic Remy (11 mins)

    Loic Remy fires the ball low into the left-hand corner, sending Rob Elliot the wrong way. Remy turned down Newcastle to join QPR in the January transfer window.

  237. 1510: 
    GOAL- Stoke 1-2 Tottenham - Emmanuel Adebayor (83 mins)

    Emmanuel Adebayor is not top of many Spurs' fans Christmas card lists, but he scored a belter against Chelsea in midweek and he has come up with another huge goal here.

    Clint Dempsey wriggles free inside the area and fires a ball across goal, and the big man couldn't miss.

  238. 1509:  
    Ben Smith, at Goodison Park for BBC SportEverton 1-0 West Ham

    "Dream start for Everton but it is no more than they deserve. From the moment they stepped onto the field, they have looked utterly focused and on top of their game.

    "David Moyes, as you would expect, got a fantastic ovation but it was clear, almost immediately, that he was uncomfortable in the spotlight. There was a brief wave to all four corners of Goodison but then he was just wanting to get the game underway and his team have responded. The way Everton have started is the only tribute Moyes is interested in today..."

  239. 1509: 
    PENALTY TO QPR- QPR 0-0 Newcastle

    Mathieu Debuchy brings down Junior Hoilett on the left-hand edge of the box. It was right on the line - midfielder Yohan Cabaye is booked for protesting the decision.

  240. 1509: 
    BREAKING TEAM NEWS- Manchester United v Swansea (1600 BST)

    Manchester United boss Alex Ferguson leaves striker Wayne Rooney out of the matchday squad in his final home game before retiring. Paul Scholes, who is hanging up his boots this summer, starts in his final Old Trafford appearance.

  241. 1506: 
    GOAL- Everton 1-0 West Ham - Kevin Mirallas (6 mins)

    Brilliant goal!

    Leighton Baines starts the move, beating a man to find Marouane Fellaini on the edge of the box. He waits before offloading to Steven Pienaar on his right, who then does the exact same to find Kevin Mirallas in space. The Belgian sidefoots home from 18 yards.

    As a colleague said to me, that was like a rugby union side exploiting an overlap to score a try. Wonderful stuff.

  242. 1504:  
    Pat Nevin, at Stadium of Light for 5 live SportSunderland 0-0 Southampton

    "Both these teams will be desperate to get the pressure off themselves with a win today, and relax going into the final game of the season."

    Listen to Sunderland v Southampton on BBC Radio 5 live right now.

  243. 1504: 
    CLOSE!- Everton 0-0 West Ham

    Everton make the first chance, as Marouane Fellaini heads down a corner and Sylvain Distin arrives at the back post but can only just reach the ball and stabs it wide.

  244. 1502: 
    CLOSE!- Stoke 1-1 Tottenham

    Gareth Bale! He leaves four defenders on the deck with a turn inside the penalty area, he gets in a right-footed shot which hits the stantion behind the net. Just wide.

  245. 1502: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Stoke 1-1 Tottenham

    Geoff Cameron is on for Ryan Shotton in Stoke's third change, which means that Michael Owen won't be getting a run-out this afternoon.

    Tottenham also bring on Jermain Defoe for Aaron Lennon.

  246. 1501: 

    Ryan Cowie: "Big day for fringe players today in the Premier League - managers sizing up their squads and owners shuddering at the thought of the summer."

    Trevstanley: "What is the average height of a Stoke player? 9ft 6?"

    Oliver Friston: "The Football League has just delivered so much drama this year, absolutely ridiculous. Great year for league football..."

  247. 1501: 

    ...and we are under way in all five 1500 games now.

  248. 1500: 
    KICK-OFF- Everton 0-0 West Ham

    Kevin Mirallas gets the ball rolling at Goodison Park...

  249. 1500:  
    Phil McNulty at Old Trafford, BBC Sport Chief Football WriterManchester United v Swansea (1600 BST)

    "The arrival of the Manchester United's team coach is always an eagerly awaited moment. Today the barriers were fully occupied three hours before kick-off as the farewells begin for retiring manager Sir Alex Ferguson."

  250. 1459: 

    Lawrence Houldsworth: "I know it is said time and time again, but Stoke are just so negative - operation 'shutout' is far too common."

    Timo Burbidge: "As much as they get criticised for their ridiculous style of play, you can't knock Stoke's desire. Passionate and brave."

    Adam Stubbings: "You talk of lightning striking twice - Michael Oliver was ref at Brentford vs Donny and at Watford today!

    Adam is right, incredibly Michael Oliver was the same referee in both the Brentford v Doncaster and Watford v Leicester games. Both matches saw last-minute penalties to win the game missed - and a winner immediately scored at the other end. Think a lot of people will want to follow games he is reffing from now on.

  251. 1459: 
    Everton v West Ham (1500 BST)

    This is David Moyes' 213th and final Premier League home game in charge of Everton. Of the previous 212, 112 have ended in victory with 47 defeats. Everton currently have 39 points at Goodison Park this season, equalling their best home points haul under Moyes of 2009-10. A sixth straight home league win will take them to 42 points and secure a fifth top-six finish in 11 years under Moyes.

  252. 1457: 
    Everton v West Ham (1500 BST)

    Z Cars booms out as Everton emerge from the tunnel. The third longest-serving manager in Everton's history is ready to bow out.

    He arrives on the field alongside Hammers boss Sam Allardyce and steps on to the pitch to huge applause.

  253. 1457: 
    Watford 3-1 Leicester (3-2 agg)

    Watford manager Gianfranco Zola: "This is what football is all about. I feel for my colleague, Nigel - he's a great guy and a great manager. He's got all my respect. His team played very well - they were unfortunate.

    "I think we deserved something today and we have to make sure to win the next game.

    "When I saw their penalty, I felt bad. It was meant to be. We are going to be much stronger after this game.

    "We have been working very hard and suffering this season - I think we deserve to be there."

  254. 1456:  
    BBC Sport's Ben Smith at Goodison ParkEverton v West Ham (1500 BST)

    "Tim Cahill among the former players at Goodison to bid farewell to David Moyes and Phil Neville. We haven't seen anything of Moyes on the field before kick-off but the teams are about to emerge from the tunnel..."

  255. 1455: 

    Almost kick-off o'clock at our five 1500 games - it looks very wet at Goodison for David Moyes' goodbye.

  256. 1451: 
    Stoke 1-1 Tottenham

    Tom Huddlestone beats two men with an outrageous body swerve to break into the penalty area but Ryan Shawcross shuts him down with a great tackle.

    Can Spurs find a way through the massed ranks?

  257. 1448: 
    Watford 3-1 Leicester (3-2 agg)

    Watford keeper Manuel Almunia: "I knew we had at least two minutes to score a goal but it was still important [to save the penalty].

    "I was lucky. We put all our efforts into scoring the last goal - it's unbelievable. It's the kind of game you always dream of being there and sometimes you're lucky enough to be on the pitch.

    "I didn't think it was a penalty. But it was given and that's the reason we scored.

    "We have to enjoy the moment, playing at Wembley - we won't play many times at Wembley so we have to enjoy it."

  258. 1448: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Stoke 1-1 Tottenham

    Operation 'shutout' is in full effect for Stoke now. They are camped out in their own penalty area, and Tony Pulis has brought on Andy Wilkinson and Cameron Jerome for Peter Crouch and Matthew Etherington.

  259. 1446: 
    Watford 3-1 Leicester (3-2 agg)

    Watford matchwinner Troy Deeney, speaking to Sky Sports: "I could cry. It's heartbreaking, I feel for their guy who missed the penalty. It's a ruthless game and I'm happy we're the ones celebrating.

    "It takes two teams to make a great game, give the Leicester boys their due. Their fans were fantastic, as were ours. Both teams gave everything.

    "The occasion will be fantastic for the whole town. We can enjoy this for a couple of days and then get ready."

  260. 1445: 
    LINE-UPS- Sunderland v Southampton (1500 BST)

    Sunderland: Mignolet, Bardsley, O'Shea, Cuellar, Rose, Larsson, N'Diaye, Colback, McClean, Johnson, Graham. Subs: Westwood, Wickham, Kilgallon, Vaughan, Mangane, Marrs, Mandron.

    Southampton: Boruc, Clyne, Hooiveld, Fonte, Shaw, Steven Davis, Schneiderlin, Cork, Lallana, Rodriguez, Lambert. Subs: Kelvin Davis, Yoshida, Forren, Ward-Prowse, Mayuka, De Ridder, Puncheon.

    Referee: Mike Dean (Wirral)

  261. 1445: 
    LINE-UPS- QPR v Newcastle (1500 BST)

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

    Newcastle: Elliot, Debuchy, Coloccini, Williamson, Yanga-Mbiwa, Cabaye, Tiote, Gutierrez, Ben Arfa, Cisse, Gouffran. Subs: Harper, Simpson, Anita, Perch, Marveaux, Obertan, Campbell.

    Referee: Lee Probert (Wiltshire)

  262. 1444: 
    LINE-UPS- Norwich v West Brom (1500 BST)

    Norwich: Ruddy, Martin, Ryan Bennett, Bassong, Garrido, Snodgrass, Howson, Johnson, Pilkington, Hoolahan, Holt. Subs: Bunn, Whittaker, Jackson, Elliott Bennett, Becchio, Barnett, Tettey.

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

    Referee: Howard Webb (S Yorkshire)

  263. 1443: 
    LINE-UPS- Fulham v Liverpool (1500 BST)

    Fulham: Schwarzer, Riether, Hughes, Hangeland, Richardson, Duff, Karagounis, Enoh, Kacaniklic, Ruiz, Berbatov. Subs: Etheridge, Riise, Senderos, Petric, Frimpong, Rodallega, Emanuelson.

    Liverpool: Reina, Wisdom, Coates, Carragher, Johnson, Henderson, Lucas, Shelvey, Downing, Sturridge, Coutinho. Subs: Brad Jones, Jose Enrique, Assaidi, Borini, Suso, Coady, Lloyd Jones.

    Referee: Mark Halsey (Lancashire)

  264. 1443: 
    LINE-UPS- Everton v West Ham (1500 BST)

    Everton: Howard, Coleman, Jagielka, Distin, Baines, Mirallas, Gibson, Osman, Pienaar, Fellaini, Anichebe. Subs: Mucha, Hibbert, Heitinga, Jelavic, Oviedo, Naismith, Barkley.

    West Ham: Jaaskelainen, Demel, Collins, Reid, O'Brien, Diame, O'Neil, Collison, Nolan, Jarvis, Carroll. Subs: Henderson, Carlton Cole, Vaz Te, Taylor, Noble, Pogatetz, Joe Cole.

    Referee: Mike Jones (Cheshire)

  265. 1442: 
    Stoke 1-1 Tottenham

    This could be a long 40 minutes or so for the 10 men of Stoke, who are being pegged right back now by Spurs.

  266. 1441: 
    Watford 3-1 Leicester (3-2 agg)

    If I'm being honest, justice was probably done in terms of Knockaert's penalty miss, he was waiting to feel a touch from Cassetti before going to ground.

    Troy Deeney may take the headlines but Manuel Almunia deserves enormous credit for that double save from the Frenchman before setting the move up for the winning goal.

  267. 1440:  
    MOTD's Steve Bower at the Stadium of LightSunderland v Southampton (1500 BST)

    "Paolo Di Canio will want a smooth ride in Sunderland's last home game but most of all he will be desperate for the victory that would calm nerves and virtually assure the Black Cats of survival before a trip to Tottenham on the final day.

    "Swansea's midweek win at struggling Wigan will also have brought a smile to the face of Saints fans because a Latics win would have increased the pressure on them too, especially as they haven't scored in any of their last three matches. A draw would move them to the often magical 40-points mark."

  268. 1440:  
    MOTD's Jonathan Pearce at Loftus RoadQPR v Newcastle (1500 BST)

    "Lose this one and Newcastle will need their wonderful fans to inspire a last day escape. Nerves will be stretched to breaking point. Self-doubt will spread like poison.

    "QPR are preparing for life in the Championship, but Loic Remy could still trouble Newcastle's frail defence on the ground and Bobby Zamora could worry them in the air. It's not a good stadium for Newcastle, who haven't triumphed here against QPR in 18 years and have also won fewer away games this season than in any previous Premier League campaign."

  269. 1440:  
    MOTD's John Roder at Carrow RoadNorwich v West Brom (1500 BST)

    "Bearing in mind that next weekend Norwich are away to Manchester City, this final home game of the season against West Bromwich Albion is a match that Chris Hughton's side have to get something from. It's going to be a tense, anxious, nervous day at Carrow Road for the home fans.

    "A top-10 finish is already secured for West Brom. And when you consider how many shots they had in the defeat at Manchester City on Tuesday, the Norwich defenders are bound to be in for a busy afternoon."

  270. 1439:  
    MOTD's Martin Fisher at Craven CottageFulham v Liverpool (1500 BST)

    "On the face of it Liverpool have nothing to play for, unlikely to move up or down from seventh place. They arrive in confident mood, unbeaten in their last six games and looking to rip apart another defence on foreign soil. Newcastle were lucky to escape at 6-0 at St James' Park a fortnight ago and only champions Manchester United have scored more away goals than Liverpool.

    "Fulham hit the magic 40-point mark four weeks ago and have been stuck there ever since. Mathematically, they still need another two points to be safe, but realistically their current points tally coupled with a healthy goal difference will be enough."

  271. 1439:  
    MOTD's Alistair Mann at Goodison ParkEverton v West Ham (1500 BST)

    "Eleven years after he first stepped into the home dug-out at Goodison Park, David Moyes makes his last appearance after being named the new manager of Manchester United. It will doubtlessly provoke feelings from fans of gratitude and an understanding of his decision, rather than any bitterness.

    "Despite the many distractions, what is for certain is that Moyes won't want his final home game to simply fizzle out. Already guaranteed to end the campaign with his fewest defeats, two more victories would also earn him his biggest-ever points total as Everton boss. It would be a fitting way to conclude his reign."

  272. 1439: 

    Time - later than usual due to the extraordinary end to the game at Watford - to go around the grounds ahead of our 1500 kick-offs...

  273. 1439: 
    Watford 3-1 Leicester (3-2 agg)

    Opta Joe: "20s - There were just 20 seconds between Leicester's penalty miss and Watford's goal. Sensational."

  274. 1438:  
    Ben Smith, at Goodison Park for BBC SportWatford 3-1 Leicester (3-2 agg)

    "Watford. All of football was willing that to happen. What an incredible 30 seconds."

  275. 1438: 
    Watford 3-1 Leicester (3-2 agg)

    Anthony Knockaert's miss is incredibly probably not the most famous Leicester City penalty miss by a Frenchman in a Championship play-off semi-final second leg. That 'honour' will forever stay with Yann Kermorgant, who chipped his shoot-out kick into David Marshall's hands as the Foxes lost to Cardiff three years ago.

  276. 1438: 
    CLOSE!- Stoke 1-1 Tottenham

    Spurs almost take advantage of their extra man instantly, as Clint Dempsey arrives on a Gareth Bale corner but scuffs his shot into the turf and it bounces just over the top.

  277. 1434: 
    Watford 3-1 Leicester (3-2 agg)

    The pitch looks like a beehive, full of fans in yellow and black. Can any of them really believe what they have seen? Probably not. Will any of them ever forget the stunning final minute at Vicarage Road? Not a chance.

  278. 1434: 
    RED CARD- Charlie Adam (Stoke) - 47 mins

    If you're on a booking, it's probably best to stay on your feet right? Charlie Adam didn't get that memo as he brings down Jan Vertonghen 70 seconds into the second half and is sent off for a second yellow card.

    That gives Spurs a real boost.

  279. 1433: 
    KICK-OFF- Stoke 1-1 Tottenham

    We are back under way at Stoke. It's got nothing on what just happened at Watford though. Incredible!

  280. 1433:  
    Danny Higginbotham, at Vicarage Road for 5 live sports extraWatford 3-1 Leicester (3-2 agg)

    "Anthony Knockaert had an excellent game as well, but it was him who missed the penalty that will be remembered. And Watford were much better in the second half. They deserve it."

    Listen to Watford v Leicester on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra right now.

    GET INVOLVED- Watford 3-1 Leicester (3-2 agg)

    Andy Hall: "What has just happened in the playoffs at Vicarage Road?! Gobsmacked!"

    John Crouch: "Playoffs - wow!"

    Wayne Ellis: "Yes! Justice done after a disgraceful dive at the other end. Well done Watford!"

  282. 1433: 
    Watford 3-1 Leicester (3-2 agg)

    Could that be Nigel Pearson's last game at Leicester boss? He was charged with leading them into the Premier League and he has failed to do that.

  283. 1432: 
    Norwich v West Brom (1500 BST)

    Norwich's only change from the team beaten 2-1 by Aston Villa last weekend is goalkeeper John Ruddy returning at the expense of Mark Bunn.

    West Brom manager Steve Clarke makes five changes to the side that was beaten 1-0 at Manchester City in midweek, with Ben Foster back in goal and defenders Steven Reid, Goran Popov and Gareth McAuley and striker Shane Long all drafted in.

  284. 1432: 
    Fulham v Liverpool (1500 BST)

    Boss Brendan Rodgers makes three changes to Liverpool's starting line-up. But perhaps the biggest surprise is on the substitutes bench where 17-year-old defender Lloyd Jones, who wears the No 51 shirt, makes an appearance as Martin Skrtel is injured. Andre Wisdom, Sebastian Coates and Jonjo Shelvey all start in place of Jose Enrique, Daniel Agger and the injured Steven Gerrard.

    Fulham manager Martin Jol responds to last week's 4-2 home defeat to Reading by making three changes. In come Aaron Hughes, Kieran Richardson and Alexander Kacaniklic in place of former Liverpool defender John Arne Riise, Philippe Senderos and Urby Emanuelson.

  285. 1431: 
    Watford 3-1 Leicester (3-2 agg)

    That might just be the most dramatic finale to any play-off game ever. Leicester were inches away from Wembley, but it is now Watford who are going to the famous venue on Monday, 27 May to face Crystal Palace or Brighton for a place in the Premier League.

  286. 1430: 
    FULL-TIME- Watford 3-1 Leicester (3-2 agg)

    There's another pitch invasion. Watford are going to Wembley. Anthony Knockaert is on the ground, disconsolate. Remarkable, utterly amazing.

  287. 1430: 
    Watford 3-1 Leicester (3-2 agg)

    I was going to say 'have you ever seen anything like it?' but it is of course almost identical to the final day of the League One season. Lightning really has struck twice.

  288. 1429:  
    Danny Higginbotham, at Vicarage Road for 5 live sports extraWatford 3-1 Leicester (3-2 agg)

    "That was crazy! In the space of 20 seconds Leicester were first going to go through with a fortunate penalty, then Watford went right up the other end and scored. From agony to absolute jubilation for the fans."

    Listen to Watford v Leicester on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra right now.

  289. 1429: 
    Watford 3-1 Leicester (3-2 agg)

    There is a pitch invasion but when it's cleared, I'm not sure Leicester will even have another chance. That was last-gasp by every definition of the term. Almost the most incredible ending you could imagine.

  290. 1426: 
    GOAL- Watford 3-1 Leicester (3-2 agg) - Troy Deeney (90 mins)

    This is too dramatic to bear. Watford are going to Wembley. From Almunia's save, the Hornets break - Ikechi Anya feeds Fernando Forestieri, who crosses the ball in for Jonathan Hogg. He lays it off to Troy Deeney to fire past Kasper Schmeichel from the penalty spot.

  291. 1426: 

    Anthony Knockaert then with a penalty to put Leicester into the play-off final - he hits it down the middle and Manuel Almunia saves it!

    He then gets up to save the second effort as well! What a save!

  292. 1425: 

    Anthony Knockaert has bought that - charges into the box and Marco Cassetti puts his arms on him but the Frenchman makes a real meal of it.

  293. 1422: 
    Watford 2-1 Leicester (agg 2-2)

    Both players appear to be OK and Watford and Leicester are back under way - we're into injury time now but there will probably be a fair bit as that was a lengthy delay.

    It may have taken the momentum out of the game however. I retract my earlier prediction of a late winner.

  294. 1421:  
    MOTD's Steve Wilson at the BritanniaHALF-TIME- Stoke 1-1 Tottenham

    "It has been an excellent opening 45 minutes with Steven Nzonzi's first goal for Stoke putting them in front. Clint Dempsey had a goal disallowed for offside before he equalised with a composed finish after Asmir Begovic had run out of his goal to leave it open for Spurs to score."

  295. 1419: 
    BREAKING TEAM NEWS- Norwich v West Brom (1500 BST)

    Norwich goalkeeper John Ruddy returns after almost six months out with a thigh injury.

  296. 1419: 
    Watford 2-1 Leicester (agg 2-2)

    Leicester countered and Joel Ekstrand denied Anthony Knockaert with a tackle - both players go down injured. Ekstrand appears to have hurt his head, while Knockaert limps off for treatment.

  297. 1419: 
    Sunderland v Southampton (1500 BST)

    Sunderland make one change from the team that started against Stoke last time out as Phil Bardsley comes in for the suspended Craig Gardner at right-back. On-loan left-back Danny Rose makes his final appearance before returning to Tottenham - who they face on the last day - and Danny Graham continues up front despite going 815 minutes without a Premier League goal.

    There is also one alteration for Southampton - Morgan Schneiderlin replaces the injured Guly Do Prado in midfield, while Rickie Lambert leads the line.

  298. 1418: 
    QPR v Newcastle (1500 BST)

    QPR recall Jose Boswinga and Junior Hoilett for Tal Ben-Haim and Park Ji-sung as QPR manager Harry Redknapp makes two changes to his team from the 1-0 defeat by Arsenal.

    Newcastle have made two changes to the side which drew with West Ham with Mathieu Debuchy and Mike Williamson returning to the starting line-up. Danny Simpson drops to the bench, while Steven Taylor is ill and misses out.

  299. 1417: 
    Watford 2-1 Leicester (agg 2-2)

    You can see Watford want to kill this game off without the need for extra-time. They have a free-kick on the halfway line and every outfield player goes forward with goalkeeper Manuel Almunia taking the free-kick. Unfortunately for the Hornets, it is poor goes out for a goal-kick.

  300. 1417: 
    HALF-TIME- Stoke 1-1 Tottenham

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