Premier League finale as it happened

Live text and Radio 5 live commentary from the final day of the Premier League season as Arsenal beat Spurs to fourth place.

19 May 2013 Last updated at 19:38

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  1. 1935: 

    Another season, done. Pick the bones out of that one.

    Incredibly, and rather distressingly for us all, there is no live football coverage until next Saturday. Join us for that one as we have the small matter of Bayern Munich v Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League final at Wembley. Massive.

  2. 1925: 
    Manchester City striker Sergio AgueroMan City 2-3 Norwich

    "It's the end of a season that didn't go as expected but I have gotten important lessons and learned much."

  3. 1925: 

    Jon in Kenilworth via 81111: Did you know the Premier League is more predictable year on year than the Scottish League? Manchester United nearly always win. The top four remain the same (unless a multi billionaire takes over) and Spurs miss out on Champions League football. Still, we're continually told it is the best league in the world isn't it! Not if you are a Spurs fan. Trust me, I know.

  4. 1923: 
    REFEREE REACTION- Man City 2-3 Norwich
    Mark Halsey

    Referee Mark Halsey - who retired today: "What an emotional day and a fantastic reception. There were a few tears, especially when Chris Hughton came in at the end to give me a signed Norwich shirt. I'd like to thank the PGMO for giving me the chance to be a full-time referee.

    "Coming back from fighting cancer, I hope I've been an inspiration for men, women and children fighting that disease.

    "I never thought I'd see this today, it's been fantastic."

  5. 1916: 

    Stoke defender Robert Huth: "No broken nose and only 28 stitches this season, a definite positive!"

  6. 1914: 
    PLAYER REACTION- West Brom 5-5 Man United

    West Brom forward Romelu Lukaku, on loan from Chelsea, on the chances of returning to The Hawthorns after his hat-trick against Manchester United: "We'll see who the new manager of Chelsea is.

    "I want to thank the West Brom fans for their support. From day one they made me feel at home. I felt I was in Brussels."

  7. 1910: 

    Mark, a very sad Everton fan: I'm 32, it's a bizarre part of my football life seeing all these people retire. I always thought football stayed young. So long Moyes, thank you for my 20s.

  8. 1906: 
    MANAGER REACTION- West Brom 5-5 Man United
    Romelu Lukaku

    West Brom manager Steve Clarke on the chances of Romelu Lukaku, who is on loan from Chelsea, starting next season at The Hawthorns following his hat-trick against Manchester United: "We will have to wait and see what the summer brings.

    "I've just had a quick glass of wine with Sir Alex. He's in good spirits. It's a game he'll certainly remember."

  9. 1906: 
    West Brom 5-5 Man United

    Reporter Steven Wyeth at The Hawthorns: "Sir Alex Ferguson departs with a 'no comment'. Doesn't speak to the media (including MUTV) after last game as Manchester United manager."

  10. 1902: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Tottenham 1-0 Sunderland

    Sunderland boss Paolo Di Canio: "At this moment we do not have the weapons to damage the opponents. My players kept their discipline in the game, tried to give everything but it was enough to get the point.

    "Again Gareth Bale made the difference.

    "I am going to sit at the table with the chairman. Obviously if we want to have a different future we need to bring in good players but with a professionalism."

    On reports that Phil Bardsley - who was not in the squad today - was axed after going to a casino.

    "They can't stay with me people who behave like that. In that way it is too easy to push those people out.

    "Talking about strict rules. It was disgusting. These people can't train with me.

    "If people don't care about the reaction of the family at 30 years of age, it is difficult to change. We have to be careful in the future."

  11. 1901: 
    Forgotten Arsenal attacker Andrei Arshavin

    "Thanks a lot to all Arsenal fans, to all my team partners, who played with me all these years, to all the staff and coaches!!! Many thanks!"

  12. 1900: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Liverpool 1-0 QPR
    Harry Redknapp

    QPR boss Harry Redknapp: "We've been close in a lot of games but lacked quality to turn those close games around. Whatever we did it would have been a massive job next year. We didn't have the quality to stay in the Premier League. We need to improve that in the summer with lads who want to work hard and do well for QPR.

    "We've got no divine right to come straight back up. We'll have to work hard. I've inherited a group with some good professionals and also with people who are not so good. That has been the problem. Lots of them can't get up early enough to get to training on time."

  13. 1858:  
    BBC Sport Chief Football Writer Phil McNulty at White Hart LaneTottenham 1-0 Sunderland

    "AVB and Di Canio just finishing off that pre-match chat in the White Hart Lane press room. Once more AVB playing the role of listener."

  14. 1858:  
    Former Tottenham striker Garth Crooks on Final ScoreChelsea 2-1 Everton

    "I think Rafa Benitez has been magnificent for Chelsea. He has secured Champions League qualification, averaged two points a game and won the Europa League.

    "He should be given the freedom of the King's Road."

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

  15. 1857: 

    Dean, a proud Spurs fan, in Winchester via 81111: What's outstanding is Andre Villas-Boas coming in after his disastrous start with Chelsea, taking a Spurs team without Rafa van der Vaart, without Luka Modric, without Younes Kaboul and Sandro, without Ledley King, without a striker in any discernible form, and getting Spurs to their highest points tally in the Premier League. We were finishing 14th not too long ago and Arsenal were winning actual trophies. Our future is still very bright.

  16. 1857: 

    I'm not sure I can take another retirement story just now Phil. One more year?

  17. 1856: 
    PLAYER REACTION- Chelsea 2-1 Everton

    Phil Neville, who is set to leave Everton this summer: "I don't see it as a sad day, I feel proud and lucky and blessed to have played for two great football clubs.

    "I've not made a decision. I've not officially retired and over the next couple of weeks that's the main decision to make whether my body is up to the remands. I'll sit down with my wife and family and come to the decision.

    "There have been a lot of people retiring and moving on and I just want to take a couple of weeks, have a holiday and then make the decision because I've been on this treadmill for a long time and I feel like I need a rest to make the right decision."

    Phil Neville
  18. 1855: 
    PLAYER REACTION- Chelsea 2-1 Everton

    Chelsea defender David Luiz: "We want to say 'thank you' [to Rafael Benitez] because he was an amazing coach for the team and for me personally. I learnt a lot from him and he's a professional guy. People said bad things about him but not many coaches can do what he does.

    "He goes with a title and with us in the Champions League next year. The coach will change but the mentality needs to be the same. We need to win games and titles and we'll wait for the next coach to try to win titles."

  19. 1853: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Liverpool 1-0 QPR
    Brendan Rodgers

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers: "The win marks a terrific end to the season for us. We would love the season to continue as we have found our feet and form. (But) we've got work to do during the summer in terms of reinforcing the group.

    "Carra is a true great. This is a guy, who after 737 games, is a true legend of this club. His performance was immaculate. I only wish for him and his family that his strike would have gone in. He gets credit for defensive qualities but he is also a great technical player.

    "It has been a pleasure working with him. My only regret is that I would have liked to have had many more years and games working with him."

  20. 1851: 

    D Johns: I reckon Arsenal are three players from winning the league, but I've been saying that for five years now...

    George O'Brien: As a Chelsea fan, if we can't get Jose Mourinho, I'd honestly be happy keeping Rafa Benitez.

    Ruz: Spurs counting the cost of dropping points at home to teams like Fulham, Stoke, Wigan and Norwich. What could have been?

  21. 1851: 
    PLAYER REACTION- Newcastle 0-1 Arsenal

    Departing Newcastle goalkeeper Steve Harper: "It's been a long week. That was an incredible send-off. I didn't deserve that but it was very much appreciated. The fans have been incredible. It's been a rollercoaster for 20 years but it's time to jump off."

    Steve Harper
  22. 1850: 
    PLAYER REACTION- West Brom 5-5 Man United

    Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick, who captained the side at The Hawthorns: "It's a bit funny in the dressing room because of the situation. We've thanked the manager for everything he's done and he's thanked us. We're ready to move on and there are new challenges for all of us.

    "We're looking forward to it. The manager wanted to win but the job for the season is done. I'm sure he can retire very satisfied."

  23. 1848:  
    Manchester United defender Rio FerdinandWest Brom 5-5 Man United

    "5-5.....what a mad result! Lets be honest the boss was never going out with a boring 0-0!!"

  24. 1847: 

    Newcastle keeper Steve Harper is speaking to the cameras - this could be like an Oscars acceptance speech. 5/1 on that he breaks down...

  25. 1846: 
    PLAYER REACTION- West Brom 5-5 Man United
    Javier Hernandez

    Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez tells BBC Sport: "I can't remember playing in a match with 10 goals. We're a little bit frustrated because we wanted to win it for the gaffer and Scholesy. The gaffer is certainly going to remember his last match in charge! He is going to remember this game. It's probably the first time United have been 5-2 ahead and not won.

    "The gaffer has put the club on the top and we're going to miss him. I am going to thank Scholesy too. He's been an incredible team mate."

  26. 1846: 

    Adam via 81111: A relieved Arsenal fan: I can only say this for my team. To have started the season without the incredible RvP, then to still finish in the top four and qualify for the Champions League is truly outstanding. Well done the Gooners!!!"

  27. 1844: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Man City 2-3 Norwich

    Manchester City caretaker boss Brian Kidd: "It's been an emotional week with the events at the club. Full credit to the lads, they've got stuck and given their best and you can't ask for any more.

    "I understand the cheers for the boss [Roberto Mancini], he would have been disappointed if there wasn't for what he did here.

    "I don't know about changes, but the main change will be the appointment of a new manager, whoever that's going to be.

    "I've been blessed and been grateful for what football has given me. I was asked to take charge for two games and a tour of America, which has been tough with the boss going. The club make the decisions and you abide by it. I'm a big boy.

    "We have fallen short of the standards we set last season, but it hasn't been for a lack of effort. You defend as a team and attack as a team, so you have to look collectively, but we haven't reached that consistency."

    Manchester City
  28. 1844: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Chelsea 2-1 Everton

    Asked about his own future, Chelsea manager Rafael Benitez said: "We'll have to wait. Some leagues have finished now and people are making decisions so we'll see what happens."

  29. 1844: 

    Statisticians Opta: "1 - Swansea City scored the first goal of the PL season (Michu vs QPR) and conceded the final goal (Emanuelson for Fulham). Bookend."

  30. 1843: 

    Rich Bereseford: Loyalty from Gareth Bale to stay at Spurs? He single-handedly kept Spurs in it to the final day, he deserves Champions League with a real team now.

    Nick Searing: That was an exciting final day! Now we have a whole summer of transfers to look forward to! Hurray!

    Liam Stokes: If Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger now shows real ambition in his transfers, having steered us to financial security for years to come, he is a genius.

  31. 1842: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Chelsea 2-1 Everton
    Rafa Benitez

    Chelsea manager Rafael Benitez: "I am really proud because we have a team in transition and you can see young players, playing 69 games and doing well to the last game. I'm pleased for them and really proud.

    "If you analyse when we were rotating trying to keep fresh legs, winning finals and finishing third, with a team that finished sixth last year, that is quite good.

    "I received a lot of messages so I was quite happy with the response of a lot of the fans. You can't change the opinion of everyone but a lot of people realise what we've tried to do. You prefer people supporting the team and you but if it's not the case you just try to do your job as well as you can."

  32. 1841:  
    Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker

    "10 games, 36 goals, 5 retirements. MOTD bows out in style.

    The MOTD running order; (New/Ars, Tot/Sun), WBA/ManU, Che/Eve, ManC/Nor, WHU/Rea, Swa/Ful, Liv/QPR, Wig/AV, Sou/Sto."

    Watch the show on BBC One at 2225 BST.

  33. 1841: 
    Tottenham 1-0 Sunderland

    We've seen party scenes at several grounds today but none of that at White Hart Lane as the Spurs players look like they have seen the ending to Lost.

    Spurs players
  34. 1841: 

    A very happy Gooner: Think that may have been the last chance for Spurs to get 4th. Going to be very hard to keep Bale and with Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea all going to improve its set up for one of the best seasons yet. When does it start again?

    Paul F: Is there any point to Arsenal qualifying for the CL? At least Spurs would have brought a sense of hope with them. Arsenal just bring a stale stench of failure, making up the numbers while awaiting their own demise.

  35. 1839: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Tottenham 1-0 Sunderland
    Andre Villas-Boas

    Spurs manager Andre Villas-Boas: "It is difficult to take, in the end we did what we had to but Arsenal did their job well and go through. It is difficult at this moment.

    "It was extremely disappointing because we saw how the results can influence the running of the game. Our game could have been even better.

    "We are absolutely disappointed not to have a penalty today, or all season. Tottenham is a wonderful club who will continue to attract big players and will continue to push on. A very, very good season, we pushed two clubs all the way for fourth and third spot and I think we can make it better next season."

  36. 1836: 
    PLAYER REACTION- Newcastle 0-1 Arsenal

    Arsenal forward Theo Walcott: "It's the most nervous I've ever been. We had to dig deep. We knew we had to take a clean sheet today. We found it difficult to get used to the pace of the match, the pitch was very dry, which is not what we're used to. We came out in the second half knowing it was in our hands and Laurent Koscielny popped up with the most important goal of his career. We've been very consistent at the back. We've kept a lot of clean sheets. No-one believed we could do this."

  37. 1835: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Newcastle 0-1 Arsenal
    Alan Pardew

    More from Newcastle manager Alan Pardew: "We were under strength to enter two competitions as we did. The Europa League on the Thursday night takes away a lot of legs for the Sunday. We've got very good young players. I think 80% of that team next year will do very well for us but they do need a lift, a bit of experience, a bit of quality. We have got some great players here. It's key for us next year to keep everybody fit."

  38. 1832: 
    PLAYER REACTION- Michael Owen retires
    Michael Owen

    Michael Owen tells BBC Sport after Stoke draw 1-1 with Southampton: "In some ways it was emotional. I made my decision a long time ago, so I had prepared for it.

    "The Stoke fans sung my name all the way through. In many ways I didn't deserve that as I have not contributed.

    "I will never forget that. Even the Southampton fans were fantastic.

    "I had one chance, and a couple of touches. I was pleased to get out there and say my farewell in one piece.

    "It has been a pleasure to play this game, it has been special. You never see what is going to happen, but I always knew I was going to be a footballer. That sounds arrogant, but it is the truth.

    "Scoring in El Clasico was special with the list of goalscorers that day, numerous club goals for Liverpool including two in the FA Cup final was special, and the goal in the derby for Manchester United against Manchester City.

    "The goal against Argentina in World Cup 1998 changed my life."

  39. 1831: 
    PLAYER REACTION- Chelsea 2-1 Everton

    Everton captain Phil Jagielka: "It's a feeling of disappointment because we did well enough to come away with something.

    "We've had the final talk from the manager. We knew it was coming and it felt like an end of an era last week but we've been professional enough to put in a performance.

    "We've always known we've had a decent squad of 15 or 16 and when we get one or two injuries or people off form we've struggled. A couple of people are retiring or coming to an end of contracts and it'll be an interesting summer to see who comes in."

  40. 1830: 
    Chelsea 2-1 Everton

    Chelsea defender David Luiz is joined on the lap of honour by his mother - sporting a 'Luiz wig'. Brilliant.

    David Luiz and his mother
  41. 1828: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Newcastle 0-1 Arsenal
    Fabricio Coloccini

    Newcastle boss Alan Pardew on Fabricio Coloccini's future: "I hope so [that he stays]. He's very important to us. When he's played, our ratio of wins is much higher than when he doesn't. It's a personal decision for him more than a business decision. We'll try to persuade him to stay for at least one more year.

    "The situation is we made some mistakes this year. It's about a response from us as a club and that's what we'll do."

  42. 1828: 
    West Brom 5-5 Man United

    Manchester United boss Alex Ferguson decided, once more, not to do a post-match news conference. Well I guess he is retired now.

    Alex Ferguson
  43. 1828: 

    Dan Irvine: I just hope Bale has the loyalty not to move. We came so close this year, with him on side we can be in the CL next year.

    Christopher Banks: I wonder how Rafa felt listening to Lampard calling Chelsea fans the 'best in the world?'

    Andrew Priestley: As a United fan it's the first time I feel apprehensive ahead of a new season. It'll be very strange without Fergie.

  44. 1825: 
    Chelsea 2-1 Everton

    BBC Sport's Owen Phillips at Stamford Bridge: "No Rafa on the pitch for the lap of honour. Looked hard to see him but no signs of the interim one as Chelsea fans call for Benitez, instead they sing appreciation for the Special One."

  45. 1824: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Man City 2-3 Norwich
    Chris Hughton

    Norwich boss Chris Hughton: "The manner in which we achieved this win is most pleasing. You know they (Man City) are going to have the bulk of possession but we did really well with the ball. We were always a threat and I don't think anyone who saw that would say that we weren't worthy of what we got today.

    "We would have liked to make the end of the season more comfortable, but it's about where you finish up. We had some good form before Christmas and struggled since, but we have played well in the last few games.

    "At least we can plan a pre-season now, it's been tough not knowing what division we would be in. We want to develop and we have a very good side that has served us well this season. We won't forget that, but if we are able to strengthen then we will. Anyone we bring in has to be the right player, but it is our responsibility to the fans to try to keep improving."

  46. 1823: 
    PLAYER REACTION- Newcastle 0-1 Arsenal

    Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny: "We celebrated a bit like we had won the Championship which was a bit weird considering the ambition at the start of the season. We were confident, we have not conceded a lot of goals and when we got the goal we were confident of getting the result."

  47. 1822: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Chelsea 2-1 Everton
    David Moyes

    Everton manager David Moyes: "We played really well today. Our players could have turned off and said that it didn't matter but we really gave Chelsea a good game. We played well, we were unlucky to get nothing out of the game.

    "It's been a great effort from the players. I've just said to them they've had a brilliant season. You can see the way they've played against the best in the country. Whoever takes the job will have a lot of pleasure working with them. They are honest, whole-hearted, have great energy and are a really good team as well.

    "It's emotional because it's the last time I walk away from the players but part of the job is you move on. It's rare to stay in a job for 11 years so I'm thankful for getting that opportunity and hopeful they're in a strong position to push on. It's really not sunk in."

  48. 1819: 
    PLAYER REACTION- Liverpool 1-0 QPR
    Jamie Carragher

    When asked if he had managed to hold the tears back on his final game for Liverpool, Jamie Carragher said: "Just about. It was an emotional day for myself, friends and family. It was important to get a win and that's what we managed to do."

    On his shot hitting the post: "I scored on my debut and it would have been nice if my shot [which hit the post] had gone in. I'm just getting the hang of shooting in my final game. It's a bit late!!"

  49. 1817: 

    And so we move on to the summer of speculation.

    Pellegrini, Mourinho, Moyes, Rooney, Bale, Falcao, Lewandowski, Guardiola - get ready to hear and read those names hundreds of times a week in the next six weeks or so...

  50. 1815: 

    Oliver, a very happy Gooner: As an Arsenal fan the only player I feel sorry for is Bale. He has carried Spurs and he must be weak at the knees, he has scored countless last minute goals to keep his side in it.

    Simon, London: There are Champions League managers (Arsene) and Europa League managers (AVB). Horses for courses.

    Jon, Spurs fan in Eastleigh: Fair play to Arsenal, they've been the best team in the league since we played them off the park in March, I don't think anyone expected them to pick up so many wins from their last 10 games and for that they deserve credit. Keeping hold of Bale and investing in depth are now the priorities for Daniel Levy, do that and the skie's the limit! COYS!

  51. 1813: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Newcastle 0-1 Arsenal

    More from Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger: "We want to have additions to the squad [over the summer] but keep first the structure and spirit of the team we have now. But, let's not forget, there are many clubs who have big money and there's maybe not enough talent to strengthen all the teams who have money."

  52. 1813: 

    Livinlifegrande: Arsenal's season turned the moment Wenger dropped Vermaelen for Koscielny.

  53. 1813: 
    PLAYER REACTION- Chelsea 2-1 Everton

    Frank Lampard on the pitch at Stamford Bridge: "I just want to say personally thanks so much for the support this year, you've been amazing yet again. And more than that how you support the team week in week out - you are literally the best fans in the world."

  54. 1811: 
    Chelsea 2-1 Everton

    Paulo Ferreira - who says goodbye to Chelsea today after nine years - has his speech cut short by Ross Turnbull's toddler dribbling downfield to score in front of the fans. It's a bizarre end-of-season party at the Bridge.

  55. 1810: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Newcastle 0-1 Arsenal
    Arsene Wenger

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger: "They are special. I've told them many times but they've shown it in the last two months they've been absolutely exceptional. We have shown character and attitude. We make 73 points, that's three points better than last season. I've had many groups in my life and the focus, the desire to do well, was exceptional. It's one of the best groups I've had in my life on that front."

  56. 1808: 

    John Terry is giving a speech at Stamford Bridge. In a Chelsea shirt - naturally.

    Now he hands the microphone to Frank Lampard. It's all very cordial at Stamford Bridge.

  57. 1808: 
    PLAYER REACTION- Newcastle 0-1 Arsenal
    Theo Walcott

    Arsenal forward Theo Walcott: "We weren't aware of the Spurs result and we knew what we had to do, it was in our hands and we did the job. We had to prove people wrong. We had a disappointing result against Tottenham earlier this season and it's never nice to lose to them. A lot of people thought we wouldn't do it today so it's nice to show them that we could do it."

  58. 1805:  
    Steve McClaren, BBC Radio 5 live at St James' ParkNewcastle 0-1 Arsenal

    "Arsenal defended grittily and had enough quality at just the right time to win the game."

  59. 1805: 

    Chris Baldwin: Life of a Spurs fan... 72 points would've got us third last season. Not even fourth now.

    Vedang Singh: Bye Rafa. Thanks for the good bits. Good luck.

    Benjamin Edmonds: Carragher, Scholes, Harper, Neville, Owen, Petrov and of course Fergie. Take a bow, enjoy the moment! Thanks!

  60. 1804:  
    Former Wales midfielder Robbie Savage on Final ScoreTottenham 1-0 Sunderland

    "Gareth Bale's goal was world class today, again. He does not want to be scoring goals like that in the Europa League, he needs to be doing that in the Champions League.

    "What a statement it would be from the Manchester United board to buy Bale for new manager, David Moyes."

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

  61. 1804: 
    PLAYER REACTION- Tottenham 1-0 Sunderland
    Michael Dawson

    Spurs defender Michael Dawson: "We have missed out and it is another hard day to take. We can't just look at today. We put ourselves in this position. We hoped Arsenal would slip up but they didn't unfortunately."

  62. 1803: 
    Chelsea 2-1 Everton

    BBC Sport's Owen Phillips at Stamford Bridge: "Party atmosphere at the Bridge, but the defeat will not even get close to ruining David Moyes' day.

    "If you wondered what Chelsea fans thought about Rafa's contribution as we await the lap of honour - Jose Mourinho's name rings out around the ground. Lap of honour will be interesting."

  63. 1802:  
    BBC Sport Chief Football Writer Phil McNulty at White Hart LaneTottenham 1-0 Sunderland

    "Sunderland fans love a good gloat. This time last season it was at Man Utd's expense and now it is Tottenham's."

  64. 1802:  
    Former Tottenham striker Garth Crooks on Final ScoreTottenham 1-0 Sunderland

    "Manager Andre Villas-Boas has to work on convincing Gareth Bale to stay at Spurs. That will be a huge task."

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

  65. 1800: 

    Everywhere you look there are people saying tearful goodbyes. Jamie Carragher is joined by Steven Gerrard on the sidelines at Anfield, while Ryan Giggs leads Sir Alex Ferguson over to the away end at the Hawthorns.

    Ferguson failed to win his first, and last, games in charge of United - but the 1498 in-between weren't bad were they?

  66. 1758: 

    Steve Harper has gone again here, the tears flow as the Newcastle goalkeeper is embraced by every one of his team-mates in the centre circle. What a servant he has been.

  67. 1758: 

    Aaron Morris: Laurent Koscielny was absolutely outstanding. When we needed a committed leader the most, he stepped up. What a great season he's had for Arsenal.

    Jamie Mulholland: Fergie time's....Up!

  68. 1757: 

    Just the 36 goals in the Premier League today. There will be some frantic editing going on in the Match of the Day offices.

  69. 1757:  
    Match of the Day presenter Gary LinekerNewcastle 0-1 Arsenal

    "Arsenal hang on and win a trophy for the 16th season in a row."

  70. 1756: 

    Michael Stanley: WBA do like last-day drama... The great escape and probably one of the most dramatic comebacks in one of the most famous games.

    Peter Rogers: Don't reckon anyone will give Sir Alex a job now after that performance.

  71. 1756:  
    BBC Sport Chief Football Writer Phil McNulty at White Hart LaneTottenham 1-0 Sunderland

    "Sheer dejection on the face of Andre Villas-Boas and his players as they file down the tunnel at White Hart Lane. They have their victory - but not that treasured place in the Champions League. That, painfully for Spurs, goes to Arsenal."

  72. 1756: 
    FULL-TIME- West Brom 5-5 Man United

    That's five all. Five.

  73. 1755: 
    Newcastle 0-1 Arsenal

    Arsene Wenger leads the Arsenal players over to where the away fans are housed as they celebrate like they've won a trophy.

    Theo Walcott asks the cameraman for the Spurs score but it doesn't matter. Arsenal have done what they needed to.

  74. 1753: 
    Tottenham 1-0 Sunderland

    Gareth Bale and Andre Villas-Boas share a solemn handshake as news filters through that Arsenal have pipped them to fourth place. Heads are held in hands around White Hart Lane.

  75. 1754: 
    FULL-TIME- Swansea 0-3 Fulham
  77. 1753: 
    FULL-TIME- Newcastle 0-1 Arsenal
  78. 1753: 
    Newcastle 0-1 Arsenal

    Arsenal have the ball in the corner...

  79. 1753: 
    FULL-TIME- Tottenham 1-0 Sunderland

    Spurs can only wait...

  80. 1752: 
    GOAL- Swansea 0-3 Fulham - Urby Emanuelson (90 mins)

    Urby Emanuelson taps in a last-second third for Fulham after Michel Vorm could only parry a shot.

  81. 1752: 

    Joe N-S White: If I have a heart attack, blame Bale.

  82. 1752: 

    Still we play on at Spurs and at Newcastle...

  83. 1752: 
    FULL-TIME- Wigan 2-2 Aston Villa
  84. 1751: 
    FULL-TIME- Liverpool 1-0 QPR
  85. 1751: 
    FULL-TIME- Chelsea 2-1 Everton
  86. 1751: 
    Newcastle 0-1 Arsenal

    Newcastle are pumping the ball into the mixer. They've got nothing to play for but pride but Arsenal are hanging on for grim life...

  87. 1751: 
    FULL-TIME- West Ham 4-2 Reading
  88. 1750: 
    FULL-TIME- Man City 2-3 Norwich
  89. 1750:  
    Match of the Day presenter Gary LinekerTottenham 1-0 Sunderland

    "Another brilliant goal from Gareth Bale. Couldn't happen, could it?"

  90. 1750:  
    Steve McClaren, BBC Radio 5 live at St James' ParkNewcastle 0-1 Arsenal

    "This will be a nervy four minutes for Arsene Wenger. The season hinges on this. Just see it out. Defend well and keep the ball, that's all Arsenal can do now."

  91. 1750: 
    FULL-TIME- Southampton 1-1 Stoke
  92. 1750:  
    BBC Sport Chief Football Writer Phil McNulty at White Hart LaneTottenham 1-0 Sunderland

    "Wild celebrations at White Hart Lane for Gareth Bale's goal - but still Spurs do not have the news they need from Newcastle."

  93. 1749: 
    HITS THE WOODWORK- Newcastle 0-1 Arsenal

    Theo Walcott can seal it - but he hits the post from close range!

  94. 1748: 
    INJURY TIME- Newcastle 0-1 Arsenal

    There are four minutes of added time at St James' Park...

  95. 1748: 

    Now - if Newcastle score then Spurs will be fourth. Hang on to your hats folks...

  96. 1747: 
    GOAL- Tottenham 1-0 Sunderland - Gareth Bale (90 mins)

    Tottenham need Arsenal to concede but they've done all they can on their end. Gareth Bale, as on so many occasions this season, scores for Spurs when they need him, this time with a curling effort from 25 yards.

  97. 1747: 
    GOAL- West Brom 5-5 Man United - Romelu Lukaku hat-trick (86 mins)

    Oh my word! We'd never had a 5-5 draw in the Premier League until now. Until now.

    Substitute Romelu Lukaku now has a hat-trick, bundling in form close range at the second attempt.

  98. 1746: 

    Statisticians Opta: "97 - Paul Scholes has now been booked 97 times in his Premier League career, two short of the record (Bowyer & Kevin Davies). Lunge."

  99. 1746: 
    PENALTY APPEAL- Newcastle 0-1 Arsenal

    Oooh, Newcastle have a shout for a penalty! There's some tugging in the penalty area as Santi Cazorla tangles with Mathieu Debuchy but there's nothing given. That would have set us up for a grandtsand finish.

  100. 1745: 
    GOAL- West Ham 4-2 Reading - Kevin Nolan hat-trick (87 mins)

    Modibo Maiga crosses in from the right and West Ham midfielder Kevin Nolan heads home from six yards out for his hat-trick.

  101. 1745: 

    Akin Dada: Late goals from Newcastle and Spurs can change everything now!

  102. 1744: 
    YELLOW CARD- West Brom 4-5 Man United

    Paul Scholes has been booked. Of course he has. Of course he has..

  103. 1744: 

    Morgan Davies: I would like a sitcom about AVB and Freund, sharing a flat. Football's odd couple.

  104. 1743: 
    GOAL- West Brom 4-5 Man United - Youssouf Mulumbu (81 mins)

    Incoming United boss David Moyes really needs to sort out his leaky defence...

    Incredible scenes as Youssouf Mulumbu steers home from a cross from the right. A 10th goal on the cards?

  105. 1742: 
    GOAL- West Brom 3-5 Man United - Romelu Lukaku (81 mins)

    Substitute Romelu Lukaku has another, running on to a neat pass to steer home from close range. What a mad day of goals in the top flight.

  106. 1741: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Tottenham 0-0 Sunderland

    Last roll of the dice for Spurs as Gylfi Sigurdsson is on.

  107. 1740:  
    Steve McClaren, BBC Radio 5 live at St James' ParkNewcastle 0-1 Arsenal

    "In the first half Newcastle were winning all the tackles, all the duels. Whereas Arsenal have been the team in the second half who wanted to win this game."

    You can listen to commentary of this match on Radio 5 live.

  108. 1740: 
    Chelsea 2-1 Everton

    BBC Sport's Owen Phillips: "Stamford Bridge erupts in relief and joy as Torres steers ball in with outside of his foot. Has that clinched third? Home fans now united in Champions of Europe song after a rare choral appreciation of Torres."

  109. 1740:  
    Former Tottenham striker Garth Crooks on Final ScoreTottenham 0-0 Sunderland

    "Sunderland are playing like their lives depend on it. It is tremendous stuff from them."

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

  110. 1739: 
    CLOSE!- Tottenham 0-0 Sunderland

    Try as they might, Spurs can't breach this Sunderland defence. Again it's Gareth Bale who shoots but again Simon Mignolet clutches the ball to his chest.

  111. 1739: 

    Alex Peters: Come on Arsenal get a second, this is a form of torture...

  112. 1738: 
    FINAL 10

    Into the last 10 minutes. Spurs need to score - and hope Newcastle score against Arsenal - to turn their top-four hopes around.

  113. 1738: 

    Third place - Automatic qualification for the Champions League: Chelsea

    Fourth place - Champions League play-off round: Arsenal

    Fifth place - Europa League play-off round: Tottenham

  114. 1738: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Newcastle 0-1 Arsenal

    More changes to the Arsenal line-up. On comes Olivier Giroud. Off goes Lukas Podolski.

  115. 1736: 
    GOAL- West Ham 3-2 Reading - Kevin Nolan (79 mins)

    Goals, goals, goals - they keep coming. Kevin Nolan peps up his summer goal bonus with his second of the day, running on to a lofted pass over the top and beating the keeper at his near post.

  116. 1736:  
    BBC Sport Chief Football Writer Phil McNulty at White Hart LaneTottenham 0-0 Sunderland

    "Spurs assistant manager Steffen Freund immediately into cheerleader mode after David Vaughan was sent off, trying to whip up the crowd - but time is running out here."

  117. 1736: 
    GOAL- Swansea 0-2 Fulham - Dimitar Berbatov (77 mins)

    Calm as you like Dimitar Berbatov is played in for Fulham and just steps past Michael Vorm to slot home.

  118. 1734: 
    GOAL- Chelsea 2-1 Everton - Fernando Torres (76 mins)

    He's back!

    Fernando Torres scores his first league goal since December, latching on to a knock down by Victor Moses to fire in at the near post. The drought is over, and Chelsea look good for third spot.

  119. 1733: 
    RED CARD- David Vaughan (Sunderland) 75 mins

    Now then, this could help Spurs out no end. Sunderland are down to 10 men after a brainless challenge from David Vaughan, picking up his second yellow.

  120. 1732: 

    As it stands, Chelsea and Arsenal are level on points and on goal difference, but Chelsea are third on goals scored.

  121. 1732: 
    SUBSTITUTION- West Brom 2-5 Man United

    Paul Scholes has now joined Ryan Giggs on the pitch for Manchester United on a day of farewells.

  122. 1731: 
    Man City 2-3 Norwich

    Norwich midfielder Jonny Howson had not scored a goal this season until their penultimate game. He now has two in two.

    Jonny Howson
  123. 1731: 
    Newcastle 0-1 Arsenal

    Newcastle slowly getting back into this game and Hatem Ben Arfa is their danger man. The Frenchman takes aim from distance, but he trades power for accuracy, ballooning his effort wide.

  124. 1730: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Tottenham 0-0 Sunderland

    Gareth Bale! No!

    The Welshman turns away from a man brilliantly inside the area, lashing in a low shot which is brilliantly saved again by Simon Mignolet. Spurs continue to press on, and now Jermain Defoe is on for Clint Dempsey.

  125. 1730: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Southampton 1-1 Stoke
    Michael Owen coming on

    Michael Owen is now on for Stoke - the former England man bows out after today don't forget.

  126. 1728:  
    On-loan Marseille midfielder Joey BartonTottenham 0-0 Sunderland

    "Spurs manager Andre Villas-Boas knocking some crazy shapes out on the touchline here..."

  127. 1727: 
    CLOSE!- Tottenham 0-0 Sunderland

    The Spurs fans who were going nuts 30 seconds ago look pained once more as they realise that there's no change to their situation.

    Michael Dawson had another header cleared from a corner.

    We are into the last 25 minutes of the season.

  128. 1726: 
    Tottenham 0-0 Sunderland

    False alarm! A false alarm at White Hart Lane. I love it when this happens on the last day of the season. Spurs fans erupt as 'news' comes through to them but I can assure you that Newcastle have not scored.

    They soon pipe down again.

  129. 1726:  
    BBC Sport's Ben Smith at St Mary'sSouthampton 1-1 Stoke

    'Get Michael Owen on' rings around St Mary's. Actually looks like Tony Pulis is going to bring Cameron Jerome on. Ouch.

  130. 1726:  
    Steve McClaren, BBC Radio 5 live at St James' ParkNewcastle 0-1 Arsenal

    "What's changed for Newcastle is that Hatem Ben Arfa is taking it upon himself to get more inside. He's the one who can unlock this Arsenal defence, get the ball in behind them. He's a constant thorn for Arsenal's defenders."

    You can listen to commentary of this match on Radio 5 live.

  131. 1725: 

    Luke Davies: Tottenham need a goal... Why is Jermain Defoe still on the bench?

  132. 1724: 
    GOAL- West Brom 2-5 Man United - Javier Hernandez (63 mins)

    Ryan Giggs is on for United and he makes a fifth goal, firing in a low cross for Javier Hernandez to steer in from three yards.

  133. 1724:  
    BBC Sport Chief Football Writer Phil McNulty at White Hart LaneTottenham 0-0 Sunderland

    "You can almost reach out and touch the frustration at White Hart Lane. Collective cries of anguish and clutching of heads on the Spurs bench as Jack Colback twice clears off the line in the space of seconds."

  134. 1724:  
    Former England defender Martin Keown on Final ScoreMan City 2-3 Norwich

    "That third Norwich goal clearly shows things are wrong with Manchester City. The defenders for the hosts just watched Jonny Howson waltz past through.

    "The sooner they get a new manager in, the better."

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

  135. 1723: 
    CLOSE!- Tottenham 0-0 Sunderland

    You certainly can't accuse Spurs of having a real go at White Hart Lane. Michael Dawson is the latest to go close with his header which is turned away and Clint Dempsey can't smuggle in the follow-up.

    Steffen Freund and AVB - box-office stuff.

  136. 1723: 

    James Stevenson: It's raining goals! What a final day of the season.

  137. 1722: 
    HITS THE WOODWORK- Liverpool 1-0 QPR

    Liverpool's retiring defender Jamie Carragher tries his luck from 25-yards out as the Kop urges him to shoot but his effort comes thundering back off the post.

  138. 1722: 
    HITS THE WOODWORK- Tottenham 0-0 Sunderland

    How has this stayed out?!

    Spurs so close to a goal as Scott Parker sees a shot blocked on the line by Jack Colback, and Colback then turns another shot from Aaron Lennon on to the post.

    Steffen Freund is all over the shop. He cannot believe it's still 0-0.

  139. 1722: 
    Chelsea 1-1 Everton

    BBC Sport's Owen Phillips at Stamford Bridge: "You could not accuse departing bosses Benitez and Moyes of not caring - both disputing every call in flurry of flailing arms. Chelsea really pressing for a second. Lots of close calls and crowd is livening up again, sensing that second goal."

  140. 1721: 
    GOAL- Man City 2-3 Norwich - Jonny Howson (65 mins)

    Brilliant goal from Jonny Howson. He picks the ball up on the halfway line, and cuts a hole right through the middle of the Manchester City defence. With four home players beaten, he slides the ball past Joe Hart to give Norwich the lead for the third time.

  141. 1719: 

    No change in positions at the top of the table but Spurs now need to score at home to Sunderland, and hope that Newcastle can fight back against Arsenal.

  142. 1719: 

    Third place - Automatic qualification for the Champions League: Chelsea

    Fourth place - Champions League play-off round: Arsenal

    Fifth place - Europa League play-off round: Tottenham

    Laurent Koscielny
  143. 1718: 
    GOAL- Wigan 2-2 Aston Villa - Ron Vlaar (61 mins)

    Everyone is at it today! It's your last chance to bag a Premier League goal until August, and Villa centre-half Ron Vlaar conjures up a cracker from somewhere. He pulls the ball out of the sky with one touch and then fires into the top corner from 20 yards. Brilliant finish.

  144. 1717: 
    CLOSE!- Tottenham 0-0 Sunderland

    Tottenham continue to press for the breakthrough and almost open the scoring after Simon Mignolet fails to collect Aaron Lennon's corner. The loose ball eventually worked its way to Tom Huddlestone but his volley from 10 yards flew harmlessly over.

    Jermain Defoe is warming up.

  145. 1717: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Newcastle 0-1 Arsenal

    Newcastle make their first substitution, bringing on Vurnon Anita in place of the hobbling Yohan Cabaye.

  146. 1716: 

    Ben Aitkenhead: Laurent Koscielny has been superb in defence and now he gets THE goal for Arsenal!!

  147. 1715: 
    GOAL- Man City 2-2 Norwich - Jack Rodwell (59 mins)

    Who had money on a Jack Rodwell brace?

    It's another cracker as well, a rampaging run down the left channel and a low shot across the keeper and into the corner.

  148. 1714: 
    GOAL- West Brom 2-4 Man United - Robin Van Persie (53 mins)

    United back in control as that man Robin Van Persie lashes in from a low cross from Antonio Valencia.

  149. 1714:  
    Phil McNulty, BBC Sport Chief Football Writer at White Hart LaneTottenham 0-0 Sunderland

    "Spurs furious again after that latest penalty appeal was turned down. Andre Villas-Boas was almost out of sight and down the tunnel in pursuit of fourth official Phil Dowd. And then news of Arsenal's goal filtered through..."

  150. 1714:  
    Steve McClaren, BBC Radio 5 live at St James' ParkNewcastle 0-1 Arsenal

    "Laurent Koscielny is first to the ball. Steve Harper had no chance. Arsenal have got their reward for what has been a very good seven minutes for them in this second half."

    You can listen to commentary of this match on Radio 5 live.

  151. 1713: 

    It's gone goal mad...

  152. 1713: 
    GOAL- West Ham 2-2 Reading - Adam Le Fondre (55 mins)

    Reading have scored two goals in just over two minutes to level matters. Jobi McAnuff races down the left and plays a low ball to substitute Adam Le Fondre at the far post who taps in.

  153. 1712: 
    GOAL- Southampton 1-1 Stoke - Rickie Lambert (57 mins)

    Rickie Lambert draws Southampton level at the back post as he pokes in a parry from Stoke goalkeeper Asmir Begovic.

    That strike draws him level with Chelsea's Frank Lampard as the top scoring Englishman in the Premier League this season.

  154. 1711: 
    GOAL- West Ham 2-1 Reading - Garath McCleary (53 mins)

    Reading pull one back thanks to Garath McCleary's fierce 20-yard deflected strike. They're back in this game.

  155. 1711: 
    GOAL- West Brom 2-3 Man United - Romelu Lukaku (50 mins)

    He has only been on the pitch four and a half minutes and Romelu Lukaku has pulled another back for West Brom. The striker, on loan from Chelsea, produces a quality curling low finish from 20-yards which Anders Lindegaard gets his left hand to but the ball hits the post and rolls over the line. Super goal by the super sub.

  156. 1710: 
    GOAL- Man City 1-2 Norwich - Grant Holt (54 mins)

    Jonathan Howson's sweet cross-field ball finds the unmarked Robert Snodgrass on the right of the Manchester City box, with the ball being slid into the path of Grant Holt, who completes a simple finish for his eighth of the season. Norwich are worth their lead.

  157. 1710: 
    GOAL- Newcastle 0-1 Arsenal - Laurent Koscielny (52 mins)

    What a bad minute for Spurs, as Arsenal go ahead at Newcastle. Theo Walcott's free-kick is headed on and Laurent Koscielny stays on side to hook home a great acrobatic effort. Advantage Gunners.

  158. 1709: 
    PENALTY APPEAL- Tottenham 0-0 Sunderland

    Tottenham are not going to get a penalty today...

    Andre Villas-Boas is beside himself, and you can see why. Emmanuel Adebayor hits a shot on the turn, Carlos Cuellar turns his back on it and the ball strikes both of his arms. Referee Andre Marriner waves the protests away.

  159. 1708: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Tottenham 0-0 Sunderland

    Tom Huddlestone is caught dithering in midfield and Sunderland are suddenly in. Goal-shy Danny Graham gets away from his marker and blasts in a low shot which Hugo Lloris has to turn away.

  160. 1706: 

    Belete Eshetea: If both Arsenal and Tottenham game stay like this until the 80th minutes, I will have a heart attack!

  161. 1706: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Newcastle 0-0 Arsenal

    Theo Walcott, cutting in from the right, forces Steve Harper to dive low to his right in what is Arsenal's first shot on target. The Gunners are out of the blocks. Harper just about keeps the tears at bay.

  162. 1705: 
    CLOSE!- Tottenham 0-0 Sunderland

    Spurs need a goal early in this half, and they almost get one. Gareth Bale - playing as a centre-forward now - lashes a shot into the back of a defender before Aaron Lennon curls wide from 20 yards.

  163. 1704: 

    Spurs wait to kick-off as they synchronise with the game in Newcastle - but we are up and running in all of our games now.

  164. 1702: 
    GOAL- Southampton 0-1 Stoke - Peter Crouch (47 mins)

    And back under way with a bang! Peter Crouch scores against his former club, 30 seconds into the second half, heading home Geoff Cameron's cross from the right.

  165. 1702: 
    KICK-OFF- Southampton 0-0 Stoke

    Back under way at St Mary's.

  166. 1700: 

    Some great footage of the Arsenal fans at half-time in Newcastle. Passionate is one word I would not use to describe them. They look like a bunch of people who have just been told that their train home has been replaced by a coach.

  167. 1700: 

    Benhard Naweseb: Why is everybody worried? Arsenal haven't been playing well in the past 10 games but they know what to do, RELAX.

  168. 1658: 
    Jussi Jaaskelainen

    Just 45 more minutes and our brave boys from the Premier League can head off on holiday. Think of that beach Jussi...

  169. 1657: 

    Craig Andrew Smith: Arsenal certainly have the harder game here, going to be a tense 45 minutes.

    Tommy O'Brien: I don't care who scores or how it goes in, I just want an Arsenal win!

  170. 1654: 

    So the race for the top four was more of a leisurely amble in that first half.

    Spurs have been well on top against Sunderland but could not find a way through, while Arsenal have been in-and-out of their game at Newcastle.

    If they both stay 0-0 going into the last 10 minutes it will be incredibly tense.

  171. 1654: 
    BBC Sport's Owen Phillips at Stamford BridgeChelsea 1-1 Everton

    "The definition of an end-to-end game. Chances aplenty and it could easily be about 4-4. Everton are playing with greater cohesion and more control but Chelsea quality is a constant threat. Barely a mention of Rafa, cracking game, cracking atmosphere. And it's sunny. More of the same please."

  172. 1653: 

    Third place - Automatic qualification for the Champions League: Chelsea

    Fourth place - Champions League play-off round: Arsenal

    Fifth place - Europa League play-off round: Tottenham

  173. 1653: 

    Ben in Lincoln via 81111: Manchester United magnificent! Really showing why they deserve to be champions this season.

    Dean via 81111: It's a different Newcastle side out there today! Dare I say we perhaps want to win this more for Steve Harper than Arsenal want to win for Champions League qualification?

  174. 1653:  
    MOTD's Guy Mowbray at White Hart LaneTottenham 0-0 Sunderland

    "The boos at half time are around the one decision Andre Marriner didn't make. Gareth Bale went down, looked as though he was fouled by Seb Larsson. I can only think it was the way he fell that made Mariner think he had gone down too easily. Incredible all round."

  175. 1651: 

    Alex Landau: C'mon Arsenal. Get a goal and take some pressure off ourselves.

  176. 1651:  
    MOTD's Martin Fisher at the DW StadiumHALF-TIME- Wigan 2-1 Aston Villa

    "Aston Villa striker Darren Bent reminded everyone what he was all about with a fine finish to open the scoring but Wigan showed tremendous character to fight back.

    "Emmerson Boyce's powerful header from Roger Espinoza's cross got them a deserved equaliser. The hosts then took the lead after a scramble inside the six-yard box from a corner. Ben Watson was in the mix but it will go down as a Nathan Baker own goal after Matthew Lowton's clearance off the line rebounded off Baker and into the net. It might be Wigan's last game in the Premier League for some time but they look determined to bow out with a win."

  177. 1650:  
    MOTD's John Motson at The HawthornsHALF-TIME- West Brom 1-3 Man United

    "Not a bad way for the retiring Sir Alex Ferguson to be spending half-time. United have enjoyed much of the possession in a half West Brom will want to forget."

  178. 1650:  
    MOTD's Steve Wilson at St James's ParkHALF-TIME- Newcastle 0-0 Arsenal

    "Arsene Wenger will be a worried man. His side has not played well in that first 45 minutes and are perhaps a little bit fortunate to be 0-0, and a little bit fortunate that 0-0 is enough."

  179. 1649:  
    MOTD's Nigel Adderley at Upton ParkHALF-TIME- West Ham 2-0 Reading

    "Andy Carroll has been a central figure in what could be his final game for West Ham. He inadvertently set up Kevin Nolan for the first goal, but there was question about the quality of his assist for the second goal."

  180. 1649: 
    MOTD's Dan O'Hagan at the Liberty StadiumHALF-TIME- Swansea 0-1 Fulham

    "A good end-of-season game so far with the one goal scored by Alexander Kacaniklic for Fulham in the 22nd minute. The same man hit the post and Michel Vorm has been maybe the busier goalkeeper so far. Fulham, who have won just three away league matches all season, have the initiative."

  181. 1649:  
    MOTD's Jonathan Pearce at Stamford BridgeHALF-TIME- Chelsea 1-1 Everton

    "It's a little gem, a lovely game of football. Rafa Benitez saw his side go ahead through Juan Mata after seven minutes and Steven Naismith levelled seven minutes later. It's been really open and Petr Cech has pulled off a couple of good saves and Everton have also hit the woodwork."

  182. 1647: 
    GOAL- Wigan 2-1 Aston Villa - Nathan Baker OG (45 mins)

    The second best own goal I've seen from Nathan Baker this season. It's a very un-Wigan like goal, as they score from a scramble at a corner. Ben Watson hooks in a shot which is well cleared off the line by Ashley Westwood, but the ball thumps into the shins of Baker who can only turn it back into the net. Chaos.

  183. 1647: 
    HALF-TIME- Man City 1-1 Norwich
  184. 1647:  
    BBC Sport Chief Football Writer Phil McNulty at White Hart LaneHALF-TIME- Tottenham 0-0 Sunderland

    "Spurs currently struggling to fulfil their part of the bargain as Sunderland keep them at bay. Atmosphere increasingly tense at White Hart Lane and the big talking point was referee Andre Marriner's decision to book Gareth Bale for diving - looked very harsh from every angle."

  185. 1647:  
    BBC Sport's Ben Smith at St Mary'sHALF-TIME- Southampton 0-0 Stoke

    "We had a goal ruled out and a stoppage for a smoke bomb in the first 30 seconds of this match but that was as exciting as the first half got. Southampton have played with more fluidity and probably deserve to be a goal ahead. But Stoke have dug in and fought hard. Let's hope for better after the break."

  186. 1646:  
    MOTD's Alistair Mann at AnfieldHALF-TIME- Liverpool 1-0 QPR

    "Philippe Coutinho's early header for Liverpool appeared to have crossed the line but was not given. He does, though, have his name on the scoresheet in Jamie Carragher's farewell game and Liverpool are good value for the 1-0 lead."

  187. 1646: 
    Newcastle 0-0 Arsenal

    Lukas Podolski almost gets on the end of a cross - but it's too long. Arsenal look less likely to score than Spurs so far...

  188. 1645: 
    Tottenham 0-0 Sunderland

    Could Tottenham look back on Gareth Bale being booked for diving instead of awarded a penalty as costly in their Champions League bid? They need to win.

    Gareth Bale
  189. 1644: 
    Tottenham 0-0 Sunderland

    Clint Dempsey is the latest to go close for Spurs but his low shot is easily held by Simon Mignolet. A nervy second half awaits if scores stay the same.

  190. 1642: 
    GOAL- West Brom 1-3 Man United - James Morrison (40 mins)

    Maybe this isn't a procession after all? West Brom pull one back before the break as James Morrison gets ahead of Phil Jones to steer home a cross from the right.

  191. 1642: 

    Damihce726: Steve Harper. Legend of a man. That is all.

    Pete Woodward: Just welled up seeing Harper respond to his minute of applause. What an amazing servant he's been to Newcastle.

  192. 1641: 
    TEARS- Newcastle 0-0 Arsenal

    The 37th minute ticks by at St James' Park and the Newcastle faithful stand up to applaud their goalkeeper Steve Harper, who wears the number 37 shirt. The goalkeeper can't hide his emotions. Tears from the Newcastle veteran. At the other end of the pitch, Hatem Ben Arfa outmuscles Kieran Gibbs, but the forward's shot is a touch high.

  193. 1639: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Tottenham 0-0 Sunderland

    Spurs - and Gareth Bale - continue to knock on the door. Bale first sees a free-kick turned away by Simon Mignolet, before John O'Shea makes a real hash of a back header and plays Bale in - but Mignolet stretches brilliantly to turn it away.

  194. 1639: 

    Scott in Oxford via 81111: It's as if QPR want Jamie Carragher to score, all too easy so far. Would love to see him step up for a penalty should Liverpool get one.

  195. 1637: 
    Tottenham 0-0 Sunderland

    Spurs continue to push for an opener, as Gareth Bale sees a shot well blocked by Jack Colback after a surging run from Aaron Lennon down the left.

  196. 1637: 
    Newcastle 0-0 Arsenal

    BBC Sport's Alistair Magowan at St James' Park: "Looks to me like Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is adopting Mikel Arteta's deep midfield role. Big call in such a big game."

  197. 1636: 
    GOAL- West Ham 2-0 Reading - Ricardo Vaz Te (34 mins)

    Another assist for Andy Carroll, as he plucks a deep cross out of the sky with a deft touch before pulling it into the path of Ricardo Vaz Te, and he lashes in a low show which flies into the corner.

  198. 1635: 

    Rob Edwards: Philippe Coutinho looks an absolute gem of a player. Brilliant signing by Brendan Rodgers.

    Conor Parker: Looks like Sir Alex Ferguson will have quite a send off.

    Ryan Cowie: No real head scratching in terms of why QPR are going down - boys to men stuff at Anfield against Liverpool.

  199. 1635: 
    West Brom 0-3 Man United

    Manchester United fans are in party mood in Alex Ferguson's last game in charge. It's like a pre-season friendly at The Hawthorns.

    Manchester United fans
  200. 1635:  
    Steve McClaren, BBC Radio 5 live at St James' ParkNewcastle 0-0 Arsenal

    "Arsenal are playing in front of Newcastle, making it easy for them. Tomas Rosicky can't get into the game. Arsenal are just out of sorts at the moment. They're struggling."

    You can listen to commentary of this match on Radio 5 live.

  201. 1634: 

    Joe in Brighton via 81111: Lets not forget it is Mark Halsey's last game as a referee today - an amazing achievement considering his illness.

  202. 1634:  
    Former Wales midfielder Robbie Savage on Final ScoreTottenham 0-0 Sunderland

    "It was a definite penalty for me on Gareth Bale. He was definitely pushed."

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

  203. 1632: 
    GOAL- West Brom 0-3 Man United - Alex Buttner (30 mins)

    Manchester United are cruising. Sir Alex doesn't even bother getting out of his seat for this one as left-back Alex Buttner crashes in a thrid, with a powerful finish from a tight angle after neat work from Tom Cleverley and Javier Hernandez.

  204. 1632: 

    Third place - Automatic qualification for the Champions League: Chelsea

    Fourth place - Champions League play-off round: Arsenal

    Fifth place - Europa League play-off round: Tottenham

  205. 1631: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Tottenham 0-0 Sunderland

    A goal for Sunderland would really scupper Spurs' hopes of gatecrashing that top four, and the visitors nearly have one.

    Danny Graham crosses from the right for Connor Wickham to burst on to, but his low shot hits Hugo Lloris square in the face.

  206. 1631: 
    West Ham 1-0 Reading

    Reading goalkeeper Alex McCarthy goes some way to making up for his earlier error with a point-blank save to deny Kevin Nolan from scoring a second after Andy Carroll had nodded the ball across the six-yard area.

  207. 1630: 
    Newcastle 0-0 Arsenal

    BBC Sport's Alistair Magowan at St James' Park: "Arsene Wenger prowling the technical area beneath me looking frustrated. Despite being safe from relegation trouble, Newcastle look well motivated."

  208. 1629: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Newcastle 0-0 Arsenal

    Arsene Wenger is forced into an early change as captain Mikel Arteta, who was doubtful for the game, is replaced by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

  209. 1628: 
    GOAL- Man City 1-1 Norwich - Jack Rodwell (29 mins)

    Cracking goal this, and it's Jack Rodwell's first for Man City. Edin Dzeko lays the ball off to him and he smacks it in left-footed.

  210. 1628: 
    Liverpool 1-0 QPR

    Jamie Carragher has a sniff of a very, very rare goal as he tries to get on the end of a cross but he decides to handle the ball instead of heading it. He escapes a booking on his last game though.

  211. 1626: 
    CLOSE!- Tottenham 0-0 Sunderland

    Tottenham continue to dominate but continue to frustrate too. Emmanuel Adebayor's clever flick tees up Tom Huddlestone 25 yards form goal but his dipping shot is easily held by Simon Mignolet.

    Phil McNulty, BBC Sport Chief Football Writer at White Hart LaneTottenham 0-0 Sunderland

    Spurs fans fired up by referee Andre Marriner's decision to book Gareth Bale for diving under challenge from Seb Larsson rather than award a penalty. Marriner was a long way behind the play and that looked a desperately harsh decision.

  213. 1626: 

    Shane McMenemy: Really harsh on Gareth Bale. That's a foul and his reputation has gone against him there.

    Hahahoho: So Bale is given a yellow when the defender should have been given a red?

    Jack Banks: In what world is that not a penalty??? And then to be booked too? Bale's just too fast for these referees.

  214. 1626: 
    GOAL- Man City 0-1 Norwich - Anthony Pilkington (26 mins)

    Terribly sloppy defending by managerless Manchester City sees Wes Hoolahan's ball land to Anthony Pilkington, who fires home well from 12 yards out.

    Canaries fans doing 'the Poznan' celebration at the Etihad.

  215. 1624: 
    GOAL- West Ham 1-0 Reading - Kevin Nolan (23 mins)

    England's number 23 has a nightmare...

    New England call-up Alex McCarthy has a shocker in the Reading goal, slapping a clearance into the back of Andy Carroll, and the ball falls for Kevin Nolan to add his eighth of the season.

  216. 1622: 
    GOAL- Liverpool 1-0 QPR - Philippe Coutinho (23 mins)

    A belter at Anfield. Jordon Ibe shows a glimpse into his future with a mazy run in from the left touchline, beating three QPR men before teeing up Philippe Coutinho in space 25 yards out. He cracks in a wonderful low shot which whistles into the bottom corner. Jamie Carragher will approve.

  217. 1621: 
    YELLOW CARD- Tottenham 0-0 Sunderland

    To make matters worse, Gareth Bale is booked for diving. Andre Villas-Boas is fuming on the touchline. That could be a huge moment.

  218. 1622: 
    GOAL- Swansea 0-1 Fulham - Alex Kacaniklic (22 mins)

    Terrible defending by Swansea leaves Alex Kacaniklic in acres of space and the Sweden international slots home from the edge of the box.

  219. 1620: 
    PENALTY APPEAL- Tottenham 0-0 Sunderland

    Gareth Bale is almost in for Spurs, he sprints into the penalty area and goes down after a shove from Seb Larsson. It looks like a foul - but nothing is given...

  220. 1620: 
    GOAL- Wigan 1-1 Aston Villa - Emmerson Boyce (21 mins)

    Relegated FA Cup winners Wigan are level - Roger Espinoza's high cross from the left was met by Emmerson Boyce who outmuscled Joe Bennett and planted a powerful header into the top-right corner of the net.

  221. 1619: 

    Statisticians Opta: "46 - Man Utd's second goal at West Brom is the 46th own goal of the season, a record in the Premier League. Gifts."

  222. 1619: 

    Third place - Automatic qualification for the Champions League: Chelsea

    Fourth place - Champions League play-off round: Arsenal

    Fifth place - Europa League play-off round: Tottenham

  223. 1619: 
    HITS THE WOODWORK- Chelsea 1-1 Everton

    It's a very open game at Stamford Bridge, and Everton almost go ahead as Darron Gibson hits the post twice with the same shot. He drives in an effort from 25 yards which hits the woodwork, comes back to strike Petr Cech in the face, and then hits the post again. You can't get much more unlucky then that...

  224. 1616: 
    Tottenham 0-0 Sunderland

    Tottenham continue to have all the early pressure at White Hart Lane but apart from that one Emmanuel Adebayor shot they have not created anything. It's no time for panic as it's early days.

  225. 1616: 

    Adam Michalczyk: All Spurs and Gooners commence nerves! Got a cup final feel!

    Fraser Grant: Sad to see Jamie Carragher's last game today for Liverpool but equally as excited to see how 17-year-old Jordan Ibe gets on today.

  226. 1614: 
    GOAL- Chelsea 1-1 Everton - Steven Naismith (14 mins)

    Victor Anichebe foxes the Chelsea defence by bending down to do his boots up. The ball then lands into his path, he turns the ball smartly into Steven Naismith's path and the Scot clips in a delightful finish.

  227. 1614: 
    Chelsea 1-0 Everton

    BBC Sport's Owen Phillips at Stamford Bridge: "Chelsea fans determined to enjoy their last week as official champions of Europe. Singing loudly and proud while they can. Was already cracking atmosphere here at Stamford Bridge now deafening after Mata's goal.

    "Everton fans were making plenty of noise too. David Moyes was imploring his side to push forward more in opening stages and press Chelsea further up the pitch. Wants his highest ever points total as Everton boss. Not the ideal start."

  228. 1613:  
    Steve McClaren, BBC Radio 5 live at St James' ParkNewcastle 0-0 Arsenal

    "It's a good start by Newcastle. They've been aggressive, two backs of four which is frustrating Arsenal, and on the break they've been very quick. It's going to be very difficult for Arsenal to break down this Newcastle defence."

    You can listen to commentary of this match on Radio 5 live.

  229. 1613: 

    Jason Collins: I believe Manchester United without Wayne Rooney is a better place. His best days are behind him.

    Jack Stone: Darren Bent earning his transfer away from Aston Villa today.

    Baidu Sheikh: What a brilliant team goal. Ruthless counter attack. Everything that Sir Alex Ferguson has taught Manchester United over the years.

  230. 1611: 
    GOAL- West Brom 0-2 Man United - Jonas Olsson OG (9 mins)

    Sir Alex Ferguson looks bemused as West Brom's defence again falls apart. It's too easy for United as Anderson finds Antonio Valencia on the right, and his low cross is steered into his own net by the sliding Jonas Olsson.

  231. 1610: 

    Just a reminder of what is to play for today.

    Chelsea will qualify for the Champions League barring a highly suspicious set of circumstances - the only thing that would prevent them would be a defeat by Everton, coupled with a Tottenham win over Sunderland, and a 17-goal swing in goal difference.

    Arsenal will definitely be in next season's Champions League if they beat Newcastle, or if Tottenham fail to beat Sunderland. Tottenham can draw level on points if they draw and Arsenal lose - but Arsenal would be higher on goal difference unless they lose by an unfathomable 16+ goals.

    Tottenham will qualify for the Champions League if they win and Arsenal fail to win. Whoever does not qualify for the Champions League out of Arsenal and Spurs will qualify for the Europa League.

    And of course if Arsenal beat Newcastle 2-1 and Chelsea draw 0-0 with Everton (or 3-2, 1-1 etc) - those two would play-off at Villa Park next Sunday for third place an an automatic place in the Champions League, rather than the qualifiers.

  232. 1610: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Tottenham 0-0 Sunderland

    Spurs need to win today to keep their dreams alive, and they go close early on. Emmanuel Adebayor raced into space down the right hand channel but his low shot from an angle was parried wide at the near post by Simon Mignolet.

  233. 1610: 
    Newcastle 0-0 Arsenal

    All of a sudden it's gone a bit lively up in the north east. Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa skips down the left and finds Papiss Cisse who is a whisker wide of finding the bottom corner.

  234. 1609: 
    Newcastle 0-0 Arsenal

    A tentative opening from both teams at St James' Park but the first chance of the day goes to Theo Walcott. Arsenal launch the ball towards the box and the forward attempts a first-time shot which sails over the crossbar.

  235. 1607: 
    GOAL- West Brom 0-1 Man United - Shinji Kagawa (6 mins)

    West Brom continue to give Manchester United's players a guard of honour, as the Albion defence neatly part to allow Shinji Kagawa a free header from six yards out. He obliges to head in Javier Hernandez's cross and put Sir Alex Ferguson's men ahead.

    Man Utd
  236. 1607: 
    GOAL- Chelsea 1-0 Everton - Juan Mata (7 mins)

    Chelsea take the lead against Everton. Oscar plays in Demba Ba, who has a shot from the edge of the area. Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard should hold onto the Senegal striker's shot but instead parries it to Juan Mata, who tucks in a simple finish.

  237. 1605: 
    GOAL- Wigan 0-1 Aston Villa - Darren Bent (5 mins)

    This is what Darren Bent can do! Back in the starting line-up and back in the goals, he collects a pass from Gabby Agbonlahor, turns his man 20 yards from goal and drives a shot in off the far post. Great start for Villa.

  238. 1603:  
    BBC Sport Chief Football Writer Phil McNulty at White Hart LaneTottenham 0-0 Sunderland

    "Lengthy pre-match chat between AVB and Paolo Di Canio. Very convivial - with AVB doing all the listening."

  239. 1602: 
    CLOSE!- Liverpool 0-0 QPR

    What a start for Liverpool - who think they've scored right from kick-off. Philippe Coutinho wins a header from a corner, the ball appeared to cross the line but it was cleared. Was that in?

  240. 1601: 

    And that's kick-off everywhere now in the top flight.

  241. 1601: 
    DISALLOWED GOAL- Southampton 0-0 Stoke

    Rickie Lambert has the ball in the net for Southampton inside a minute - but he's clearly offside. We've now got a flare on the pitch as well, which seem to be all the rage these days.

  242. 1600: 
    KICK-OFF- Tottenham v Sunderland (1600 BST)

    We are under way at White Hart Lane...

  243. 1559: 
    West Brom v Manchester United (1600 BST)

    West Brom mascot Baggie Bird hands Sir Alex a pack of chewing gum. What to get the man who's got everything? A great gift.

  244. 1557: 
    West Brom v Manchester United (1600 BST)

    Another guard of honour greets Sir Alex Ferguson for the final time as manager of Manchester United. He applauds the photographers and gives the referee a cheeky dig in the ribs. Going out in style.

  245. 1557: 
    BBC Sport's Owen Phillips at Stamford BridgeChelsea v Everton (1600 BST)

    "Glorious sunshine and happy atmosphere at Chelsea, stark contrast to the cold weather & misery which greeted Benitez's first game."

  246. 1556: 
    SUPER, SUPER FRANK- Chelsea v Everton (1600 BST)

    Frank Lampard is handed a golden boot in recognition of breaking Chelsea's goal scoring record. Bobby Tambling - the man he overtook - presents it. Will that record ever be eclipsed?

  247. 1555: 
    Former Manchester United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel:West Brom v Manchester United (1600 BST)

    "The last time for Sir Alex Ferguson! Makes me very sad."

  248. 1555: 

    Jack in Leicester via 81111: "Can we have some recognition for Paulo Ferreira? Last outing for Chelsea after nine years. Loyal servant."

  249. 1554: 
    Liverpool v QPR (1600 BST)

    Jamie Carragher is getting the guard of honour treatment at Anfield, with his kids. JC 23 reads the placards in the Kop.

  250. 1552: 
    West Brom v Manchester United (1600 BST)

    A banner is unfurled in the away end saying 'Fergie the Great' - or more accurately 'Ferg13 the Gr38T'

    That's 13 Premier League titles and 38 trophies of course.

  251. 1552: 

    No pressure on Adnan Januzaj then!

    If he's still running games in 2035 then I will declare him the new Ryan Giggs...

  252. 1552: 

    Conor Matchett: Adnan Januzaj is a talent really worth watching for Manchester United, could easily be the next Giggs to come through United's academy, he is that good.

    Simon Bidwell: Great to see Chris Herd and Gary Gardner on the bench for Villa today. Two top youngsters coming through. Hope they get a game.

  253. 1551:  
    Former Wales midfielder Robbie Savage on Final ScoreManchester City v Norwich (1600 BST)

    "I thought Roberto Mancini deserved another six months with Manchester City. I think some of the City players have been a disgrace."

  254. 1551: 
    LINE-UPS- Southampton v Stoke (1600 BST)

    Southampton: Kelvin Davis, Clyne, Fonte, Hooiveld, Shaw, Steven Davis, Schneiderlin, Cork, Lallana, Rodriguez, Lambert. Subs: Gazzaniga, Yoshida, Ward-Prowse, Mayuka, Chambers, Isgrove, Puncheon.

    Stoke: Begovic, Shotton, Shawcross, Huth, Wilson, Cameron, Whitehead, Nzonzi, Etherington, Crouch, Walters. Subs: Sorensen, Palacios, Owen, Kightly, Wilkinson, Jerome, Cuvelier.

    Referee: Lee Probert (Wiltshire)

  255. 1549: 
    Wigan v Aston Villa (1600 BST)

    Wigan have dragged out someone to sing 'Abide With Me' as they parade the FA Cup they won just eight days ago. It's not quite the same though is it?

  256. 1549: 
    LINE-UPS- Manchester City v Norwich (1600 BST)

    Man City: Hart, Zabaleta, Richards, Lescott, Kolarov, Toure, Rodwell, Milner, Nasri, Tevez, Dzeko. Subs: Pantilimon, Clichy, Maicon, Javi Garcia, Barry, Silva, Aguero.

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

    Referee: Mark Halsey (Lancashire)

  257. 1548: 
    LINE-UPS- Chelsea v Everton (1600 BST)

    Chelsea: Cech, Ivanovic, Cahill, Luiz, Cole, Lampard, Ake, Torres, Mata, Oscar, Ba. Subs: Turnbull, Moses, Ferreira, Marin, Azpilicueta, Benayoun, Christensen.

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

    Referee: Anthony Taylor (Cheshire)

  258. 1547: 

    Jim, a Newcastle fan, via 81111: I hope Arsenal destroy Newcastle so that Pardew can finally get the sack.

  259. 1544: 

    Jamie Carragher has been handed the pleasure of picking the pre-match playlist for his final game at Anfield.

    The big man has shown a flair for it, going for a very solid trio of 'In My Life' by the Beatles, 'Don't Look Back In Anger' by Oasis and a stone-cold killer of a track, 'Dancing In The Dark' by The Boss himself, Bruce Springsteen.

    Jamie Carragher is available for weddings and christenings. Book now through the Liverpool press office...

  260. 1543: 
    LINE-UPS- Tottenham v Sunderland (1600 BST)

    Tottenham: Lloris, Walker, Vertonghen, Dawson, Assou-Ekotto, Lennon, Parker, Huddlestone, Dempsey, Bale, Adebayor. Subs: Friedel, Naughton, Defoe, Dembele, Sigurdsson, Holtby, Caulker.

    Sunderland: Mignolet, Colback, O'Shea, Cuellar, McClean, Larsson, Vaughan, N'Diaye, Johnson, Wickham, Graham. Subs: Westwood, Marrs, Mandron, Knott, Mitchell, Ferguson, Harrison.

    Referee: Andre Marriner (W Midlands)

  261. 1543: 
    LINE-UPS- West Brom v Manchester United (1600 BST)

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

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

    Referee: Michael Oliver (Northumberland)

  262. 1540: 

    Richard Head: I'm all dolled up in all my Spurs gear now. I'm ready for the close-up of your humiliation, Mr Wenger.

    Mike Simpson: Feels oddly like a Cup Final against a team Arsenal are not even playing. Go Gunners!

  263. 1539:  
    BBC Final ScoreFINAL SCORE

    In a slight change of plan, Final Score has already started.

    Gabby Logan is joined by Garth Crooks and Robbie Savage for her last stint on the programme. You can catch it now on BBC Two, the Red Button and BBC Sport website.

    Garth's announcing his team of the season later. You don't want to miss that one.

  264. 1538: 
    LINE-UPS- Swansea v Fulham (1600 BST)

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

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

    Referee: Lee Mason (Lancashire)

  265. 1537: 
    LINE-UPS- Wigan v Aston Villa (1600 BST)

    Wigan: Al Habsi, Boyce, Golobart, Scharner, Espinoza, McCarthy, Watson, McArthur, Gomez, Kone, Maloney. Subs: Robles, Di Santo, Henriquez, Fyvie, Mustoe, Redmond, Campabadal.

    Aston Villa: Guzan, Lowton, Vlaar, Baker, Bennett, Sylla, Westwood, Delph, Weimann, Bent, Agbonlahor. Subs: Given, El Ahmadi, N'Zogbia, Bowery, Dawkins, Herd, Gardner.

    Referee: Neil Swarbrick (Lancashire)

  266. 1537: 
    LINE-UPS- West Ham v Reading (1600 BST)

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

    Reading: McCarthy, Gunter, Morrison, Gorkss, Kelly, McCleary, Karacan, Guthrie, McAnuff, Pogrebnyak, Robson-Kanu. Subs: Taylor, Pearce, Mariappa, Le Fondre, Akpan, Carrico, Blackman.

    Referee: Mike Dean (Wirral)

  267. 1536: 
    WHO ARE YA?- West Brom v Manchester United (1600 BST)

    More on the 18-year-old Kosovo-born Belgian midfielder who is occupying a place on the Manchester United substitutes bench in Sir Alex Ferguson's final game in charge.

    Adnan Januzaj was signed from the Anderlecht academy two years ago and shares the same birthday, 5 February, as former Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo. Speaking earlier this season, Ferguson said in United's matchday programme: "Adnan is a beautifully balanced player. He's only 18 and still to grow into his frame. But he has good balance, good acceleration and he's a very good technical player."

  268. 1535:  
    BBC Sport Chief Football Writer Phil McNulty at White Hart LaneTottenham v Sunderland (1600 BST)

    "Spurs have the job to do against under-strength Sunderland but so much talk around White Hart Lane about keeping in communication with events at Newcastle - with everyone here hoping the Magpies side can do them a favour and get a result against Arsenal that could send Andre Villas-Boas' side into the Champions League next season."

  269. 1533: 
    Tottenham v Sunderland (1600 BST)

    Sunderland are safe but boss Paolo Di Canio warns his players over failing to take the Spurs game seriously. He says: "I told them we can win, draw or lose with dignity, respecting the club's name and the fans who follow them. But if not, I will reduce their holiday. I will give them the minimum I can give to them, which is four weeks, 28 days instead of probably 38, 40 or 41."

  270. 1533: 

    Michael in Sunderland via 81111: Sunderland have TEN senior outfield players available. Thank goodness we're safe.

  271. 1531: 
    Chelsea v Everton (1600 BST)

    BBC Sport's Owen Phillips at Stamford Bridge: "Know of any "big" clubs seeking a manager with a proven Premier League record for next season? Chelsea seem certain to be replacing Rafa with Jose Mourinho, but they need a win against Everton to be sure that is with Champions League football fully in place for next season. Anything less than a win today and it could mean having to qualify for the group stages.

    "Everton, who will have David Moyes in charge for the last time today, could do worse than look towards Chelsea's departing Europa League winning boss. But if you thought Benitez was an unpopular appointment at Chelsea, can you imagine the reception he would get as Everton's new leader? Football surprises, but surely not that much? The football is still crucial here but the off-pitch stuff could be just as entertaining."

  272. 1531: 
    LINE-UPS- Newcastle v Arsenal (1600 BST)

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

    Arsenal: Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs, Ramsey, Arteta, Walcott, Rosicky, Cazorla, Podolski. Subs: Fabianski, Vermaelen, Wilshere, Giroud, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Gervinho, Monreal.

    Referee: Howard Webb (S Yorkshire)

  273. 1530:  
    BBC Sport's Ben Smith at St Mary'sSouthampton v Stoke (1600 BST)

    "Southampton make one change to their side for the final match of the season against Stoke. Club captain Kelvin Davis returns to the side in place of Artur Boruc in goal. Lloyd Isgrove and Calum Chambers are on the bench.

    "After a week of dressing room pranks, pig heads and a slew of unwanted headlines, Kenwyne Jones, Glenn Whelan and Brek Shea all miss out for Stoke. Whelan and Shea had been doubtful with groin and calf injuries. On the face of it this is a match with nothing riding on it, but the difference between 10th and 17th place is £5.25m in prize money."

  274. 1529: 
    Liverpool v QPR (1600 BST)

    Jamie Carragher captains Liverpool on his final appearance for the club as Reds boss Brendan Rodgers hands 17-year-old winger Jordon Ibe his first-team debut. Ibe is one of three changes from the win at Fulham, with centre-back Martin Skrtel and left-back Jose Enrique also coming into the side as they replace Sebastian Coates, Andre Wisdom and Jonjo Shelvey.

    QPR also make three changes after they lost to Newcastle last week. Twenty-year-old right-back Michael Harriman, along with midfielders Shaun Derry and Ji-sung Park, come into the side as Jose Bosingwa, Jermaine Jenas and Junior Hoilett make way.

  275. 1528: 
    West Brom v Manchester United (1600 BST)

    Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson takes charge of his last game before retiring. He says: "I have had 39 years as a manager. On that day in 1974 when I started at East Stirling, I had eight players and no goalkeeper. Today I have six goalkeepers and about 100 players."

    The Scot added: "When you have 26 years at Manchester United it is fantastic. The whole thing, everything. The day I came was a privilege. The day I have left I feel honoured."

  276. 1527: 

    Yeovil have won the League One play-off final - Huish Park will be welcoming Wigan, Reading and QPR next season. Incredible effort.

  277. 1526:  
    BBC Sport Chief Football Writer Phil McNulty at White Hart LaneTottenham v Sunderland (1600 BST)

    "Spurs make just one change from the team that won so crucially at Stoke City, with Benoit Assou-Ekotto back at left-back with Steven Caulker dropping out. Mousa Dembele is only fit enough to take his place on a very strong Spurs bench that also includes Lewis Holtby, Jermain Defoe and Gylfi Sigurdsson.

    "Sunderland not so lucky. Phil Bardsley is not involved after making some less-than-flattering off-field headlines. This means Seb Larsson is likely to fill an unfamiliar right-back slot."

  278. 1524: 
    West Brom v Manchester United (1600 BST)

    Sir Alex Ferguson makes six changes for his 1500th and final game in charge of Manchester United. Danish goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard makes his 10th league start of the campaign while there are also recalls for Jonny Evans, Antonio Valencia, Anderson, Tom Cleverley and Alexander Butner.

    Making way are David De Gea, Rio Ferdinand, Nemanja Vidic, Patrice Evra, Paul Scholes and Danny Welbeck. Included on the substitutes bench is 18-year-old Kosovo-born Belgian midfielder Adnan Januzaj.

    West Brom make four changes to the side beaten 4-0 at Norwich - Billy Jones, Liam Ridgewell, Graham Dorrans and Chris Brunt are all recalled.

    Sir Alex Ferguson
  279. 1523: 
    Newcastle v Arsenal (1600 BST)

    Newcastle make two changes to the side that beat QPR with Steven Taylor replacing Mike Williamson in the heart of the defence while Steve Harper is in goal after Robbie Elliot was sent off at Loftus Road.

    Arsenal are unchanged from the Wigan victory on Tuesday so Mikel Arteta shrugs off a calf problem to start in midfield, with Jack Wilshere on the bench. Olivier Giroud is back in the squad after suspension.

  280. 1523: 
    West Ham v Reading (1600 BST)

    West Ham midfielders Mark Noble, Joe Cole and Ricardo Vaz Te return to the side. Defender James Tomkins recovers from a calf injury to take his place on the bench.

    Relegated Reading make just one change to the starting XI that lost to Manchester City with Latvian Kaspars Gorkss replacing Adrian Mariappa in defence.

  281. 1522: 
    Wigan v Aston Villa (1600 BST)

    Wigan manager Roberto Martinez makes three changes from the side which lost 4-1 to Arsenal last time out. Ali Al-Habsi starts in goal ahead of Joel Robles while FA Cup hero Ben Watson comes in for Callum McManaman who misses out with an ankle ligament injury. Roman Golobart comes into the Wigan defence for Antolin Alcaraz.

    Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert makes two changes from the side which lost 2-1 to Chelsea in their previous match as striker Darren Bent is given his first start since 29 January in place of the suspended Christian Benteke. Right-back Matthew Lowton returns to the starting line-up ahead of Eric Lichaj having overcome a thigh injury.

  282. 1521: 

    John in London via 81111: Re 1500 BST. As a Wycombe fan, it is great to see another of our youngsters, Jordon Ibe, play in the Premier League to add to Roger Johnson and Matt Phillips.

  283. 1520: 
    Swansea v Fulham (1600 BST)

    There are three changes to the Swansea side which lost at Manchester United a week ago with goalkeeper Michel Vorm returning after injury while in front of him full-backs Angel Rangel and Ben Davies are restored to the starting line-up.

    Fulham's side also shows three changes from the one which lost at home to Liverpool with Philippe Senderos, John Arne Riise and Emmanuel Frimpong replacing Kieran Richardson, Giorgos Karagounis and Aaron Hughes.

  284. 1520: 
    Chelsea v Everton (1600 BST)

    Rafael Benitez has secured Chelsea's qualification into next season's Champions League and won them the Europa League but he has still not won over a lot of the club's fans. So, will the Spaniard join the team in an end-of-season lap around Stamford Bridge at the final whistle?

    "I will try to concentrate on the game, enjoy, hopefully, the game and see what happens after. What I can guarantee is that I will try to win the game. That is the main thing," he says.

    David Moyes will be in charge of his final game as Everton boss before taking over from Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United. He says: "It has been a tough week because it (Everton) has meant an awful lot to me. It's been a big part of my life. Nearly all of my forties."

  285. 1519: 

    Kasun Munasinghe: Wanted Ba and Torres to start all season, finally come true. Thanks Rafa!

  286. 1517: 
    Manchester City v Norwich (1600 BST)

    Manchester City make five changes to the side that won 2-0 at Reading on Tuesday. Sergio Aguero is only fit enough for a place on the bench and is replaced by Edin Dzeko, with Pablo Zabaleta, Aleksandar Kolarov, Jack Rodwell and Samir Nasri also coming in.

    More straightforward for Norwich, who change only one from last weekend's important 4-0 win over West Brom. Player of the season Sebastien Bassong is out, with Steven Whittaker taking his place.

  287. 1516: 
    Wigan defender Emmerson Boyce:Wigan v Aston Villa (1600 BST)

    "After a week of ups & downs, it will be good to step out at the DW Stadium, to thank our fans for the support you have given us this season."

  288. 1515: 
    Chelsea v Everton (1600 BST)

    BBC Sport's Owen Phillips at Stamford Bridge: "Demba Ba comes in to the Chelsea starting line-up, one of two changes from the team that won the Europa League in midweek. Fernando Torres, who scored the opening goal in victory over Benfica, keeps his place and there is a first Premier League start for versatile defender/midfielder Nathan Ake. He is expected to start in midfield with David Luiz back in defence.

    "Everton make just the one change from the impressive 2-0 triumph over West Ham. David Moyes brings in Steven Naismith for Leon Osman, who has been ruled out with a knee injury."

  289. 1514:  
    BBC Sport's Ben Smith at St Mary's StadiumSouthampton v Stoke (1600 BST)

    "Michael Owen and Mauricio Pochettino have exchanged a hand shake at St Mary's. Wonder if they discussed 2002 and that penalty?"

    You can see the incident from the 2002 World Cup Ben is referring to on the BBC Sport website.

  290. 1513: 
    BREAKING TEAM NEWS- West Brom v Manchester United (1600 BST)

    Sir Alex Ferguson makes six changes for his final team selection. There is no place for Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Rio Ferdinand or Nemanja Vidic.

  291. 1512: 

    DrMus: Arteta is backkk for Arsenal! Woooooo!!

  292. 1511: 
    BREAKING TEAM NEWS- Southampton v Stoke (1600 BST)

    Michael Owen is only on the Stoke bench for his last game before retirement while Southampton old boy Kenwyne Jones is left out of the Potters' squad altogether after this week's dressing room shenanigans.

  293. 1510: 
    Newcastle v Arsenal (1600 BST)

    Alistair Magowan reports from St James' Park: "Victory at Newcastle will ensure Arsenal's 16th consecutive Champions League qualification, some feat given they trailed Tottenham by seven points at the start of March. Boss Arsene Wenger said: 'It is a big comeback. You cannot say Tottenham have not done well recently because they won their games.' Since they lost to Spurs at White Hart Lane, the Gunners have accrued 23 points from 27 but will face a Newcastle side determined to give their fans and the retiring Steve Harper something to relish after being thumped by Sunderland and Liverpool in their last two home games."

  294. 1509: 
    BREAKING TEAM NEWS- Wigan v Aston Villa (1600 BST)

    Darren Bent gets a rare start for Aston Villa in place of the suspended Christian Benteke.

  295. 1508: 
    BREAKING TEAM NEWS- Chelsea v Everton (1600 BST)

    Chelsea interim manager Rafael Benitez starts both Fernando Torres and Demba Ba in his final game in charge. Nathan Ake also starts, with Frank Lampard captain.

  296. 1506: 
    BREAKING TEAM NEWS- Newcastle v Arsenal (1600 BST)

    Arsenal have Mikel Arteta fit to start in midfield after an ankle injury - so they are unchanged from the 4-1 win over Wigan in midweek.

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