3 November 2013 Last updated at 18:46

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  1. 1843: 

    All that is left is to remind you that those fellows' hard work will be broadcast on BBC One and online tonight at 2225 GMT.

    There will also be a bonus in the shape of the October goal of the month competition, including corkers from Aaron Ramsey, Pajtim Kasami and Luis Suarez.

    Do they still use the Lightning Seeds' Life of Riley to soundtrack it? They should do....

    Bye for now.

  2. 1839:  
    Guy Mowbray, MOTD commentator at Cardiff City StadiumCardiff 1-0 Swansea

    "Cardiff have won the south Wales derby thanks to a thumping header from Steven Caulker. Red is the colour for the celebrating Bluebirds. The first time that these cities have clashed in the Premier League and Cardiff have won the day and into the bargain gone above Swansea in the league."

  3. 1839:  
    John Murray, MOTD commentator at Goodison ParkEverton 0-0 Tottenham

    "Honours even. Depending on how you look at it, it was a fascinating tactical battle or not a thriller but there was every chance there would not be much between the two sides. Tottenham felt they could have had a penalty in the first half, Everton probably had a stronger case in the second but in all honesty a point each is about right."

  4. 1838: 

    Right, let us finish off today's action with a little review on each game from the Match of the Day men on the scene,

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    Charles Kahanji: Rangel is a better goalkeeper than Joe Hart. Fact!

  6. 1836: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Cardiff 1-0 Swansea
    Malky Mackay

    Cardiff boss Malky Mackay on whether the win lifts pressure off him: "I've don't have anything on me. I have the pressure of winning in the Premier League every week and making sure we are in it next year. That's my focus, I have a steely determination about myself and my staff and I won't let anything else disrupt that."

  7. 1834: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Cardiff 1-0 Swansea

    Cardiff boss Malky Mackay has been out in front of the television cameras. No sign of any bragging from him.

  8. 1832: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Cardiff 1-0 Swansea

    Michael Laudrup concludes his press conference with a little warning.

    "It is always easy to brag when you are winning, but there is always a next time. You have to remember that. There is always a next time," he finishes off.

    8 February, barring an FA Cup pairing, will be the next time for these two.

  9. 1829: 
    Cardiff 1-0 Swansea

    It will be repeated at workplaces all over south Wales tomorrow morning, but the taunting from both sides started within moments of the final whistle.

    Jonjo Shelvey was miming breaststroke, a reference to some seaside crowd trouble a couple of seasons back, as he came in for some flak from the Cardiff fans. The home fans apparently took up the theme by singing "We only swim when we're winning".

    What's Welsh for touche?

  10. 1823: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Cardiff 1-0 Swansea

    Swansea boss Michael Laudrup on Michel Vorm's sending off: "He was the last man, everything happens so quickly. From the outside it seemed like he was the last man so it seems like it was OK. The referees need to take that decision in a split second so that's what can happen."

  11. 1820: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Cardiff 1-0 Swansea

    Swansea boss Michael Laudrup on Michu's injury: "Michu is not 100% right now. He is struggling with some physical problems and on top of that he had to leave the pitch with another twisted ankle so probably he will be out for a couple of games."

    An away trip to Russian side Kuban Krasnodar followed by a home game against Stoke next Sunday are the Swans' next two games.

  12. 1820: 
    FULL-TIME STATS- Cardiff 1-0 Swansea
    Swansea v Cardiff stats

    As much as they deserved it for their spirit and energy in the second half, Cardiff have punched above their weight in taking down Swansea today. The visitors were a much better footballing side in the first half, but the game is a whole lot more than neat passes and possession stats.


    Steve K in Swindon: Re Gary Lineker at 17:32 - Never mind Spurs needing a defender who can score goals. A striker who can score goals would be handy.

  14. 1813: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Cardiff 1-0 Swansea
    Michael Laudrup

    Swansea boss Michael Laudrup: "It ended up being disappointing, it is always that way when you lose a derby and we really wanted to win. Our plan in the first half was to control it and we did that quite well, we kept them away from any chances. When we wanted to bring on some players to go for the game, they scored from a set piece. We knew that they were strong from these and it's one of the only chances they had from the game."

  15. 1809: 
    Cardiff 1-0 Swansea

    Those tough fixtures that Craig Bellamy references include the visits of Manchester United and Arsenal to south Wales. Tough, but neither the champions or the league leaders will fancy it that much after Swansea coming unstuck and Manchester City's slip-up in August.

  16. 1806:  
    Former Leicester striker Steve Claridge at Cardiff City StadiumCardiff 1-0 Swansea

    "Swansea on the coach home will be thinking they did not do themselves justice. You should not have regrets after playing a game.

    "They got punished by Cardiff."

  17. 1805: 
    PLAYER REACTION- Cardiff 1-0 Swansea
    Craig Bellamy

    Cardiff forward Craig Bellamy, who is also a boyhood Cardiff fan: "I'm 34 now so I will celebrate any goal. It was a derby win but a big three points for us, next month we have some really tough fixtures. I've played in other derbies; Manchester, Liverpool and Glasgow and [the other non-Welsh players] get a sense of what it means to the team and the supporters."

    Despite appearances in the picture above, Bellamy did not break out a celebratory Ayatollah. At least that I saw.

    Arsenal and Wales midfielder Aaron RamseyCardiff 1-0 Swansea

    "Great result for Cardiff, it will be buzzing down there tonight."

  19. 1802: 
    PLAYER REACTION- Cardiff 1-0 Swansea
    Steven Caulker

    Cardiff goalscorer Steven Caulker on not celebrating his goal because of his former links with Swansea: "I've always respected the teams I've played for. We stuck together, it's another clean sheet and it's a great win. I'm a Bluebird now and thankful to get the win for us."

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    Fahad Khan: Even without that red card, Cardiff fully deserved the three points today. Phenomenal character shown by the Bluebirds.

  21. 1800: 
    WHAT IT MEANS- Cardiff 1-0 Swansea

    An extra kick in the teeth is in store for Swansea when they check out the Premier League table. Cardiff have climbed above them and into 12th.

  22. 1756: 
    Cardiff 1-0 Swansea

    Malky Mackay's suit is soaked as soon as he steps out of the safety of the technical area and on to the pitch. He doesn't care. He plants a kiss on the forehead of Gary Medel as his side lap up the acclaim.

    Former Leicester striker Steve Claridge at Cardiff City StadiumCardiff 1-0 Swansea

    "A dead-ball was the only way we were going to get a winner. Cardiff worked extremely hard, and I have never seen a side stop Swansea playing as effectively."

  24. 1754: 
    FULL-TIME- Cardiff 1-0 Swansea

    It didn't look on the cards for any of the first 45 minutes, but Cardiff have taken the first Premier League south Wales derby.

  25. 1752: 
    Cardiff 1-0 Swansea

    Fraizer Campbell wins another corner in a byeline tussle with Ashley Williams and the clocks ticks down. Just a minute to go of injury-time.

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    Matt Elms: The single best thing that can happen in a football game is an outfield player going in goal!

  27. 1751: 
    Cardiff 1-0 Swansea

    Angel Rangel nervously pushes Peter Whittingham's free-kick over the top. Cardiff are in no rush to take the resulting corner.

  28. 1748: 
    RED CARD- Michel Vorm - Swansea

    Swansea's hopes of a late rally are surely up in smoke as Michel Vorm rushes from goal, misjudges the ball's bounce and clatters into Fraizer Campbell. No option but red for the referee and Angel Rangel pulls on the gloves as a makeshift goalkeeper.

  29. 1748: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Cardiff 1-0 Swansea

    Alejandro Pozuelo forces David Marshall into another stop as five minutes comes up on the sidelines to incredulous jeers from the hosts.

    Former Leicester striker Steve Claridge at Cardiff City StadiumCardiff 1-0 Swansea

    "David Marshall dived forward onto the ball, it could have gone absolutely anywhere. Luckily for the Cardiff goalkeeper, it squirmed wide."

    Listen to commentary of Cardiff v Swansea on BBC Radio 5 live now.

  31. 1747: 
    CLOSE!- Cardiff 1-0 Swansea

    Joanthan de Guzman skims a shot off the wet surface and David Marshall almost makes a mess of it as it comes round the wall. The Cardiff goalkeeper's tentative punch just about gets the ball round the post.

  32. 1746: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Cardiff 1-0 Swansea

    Gary Medel is claimed by the lactic acid and Kim Bo-Kyung comes on in his place for Cardiff.

  33. 1745: 
    YELLOW CARD- Cardiff 1-0 Swansea

    Cardiff's Peter Whittingham is the first name taken by Mike Dean as he needlessly hacks down Chico Flores.

  34. 1744: 
    Cardiff 1-0 Swansea

    Gary Medel is struggling with cramp and Malky Mackay delays the introduction of Kim Bo-Kyung to see if he can run it off.

    Former Leicester striker Steve Claridge at Cardiff City StadiumCardiff 1-0 Swansea

    "We have not seen anything from Swansea today. They have been unable to get a grip on this game.

    "I cannot remember seeing them struggle this much to make inroads on the opposition before in the Premier League."

    Listen to commentary of Cardiff v Swansea on BBC Radio 5 live now.

  36. 1743: 
    CLOSE!- Cardiff 1-0 Swansea

    That was almost a derby win signed, sealed and delivered. Cardiff veteran Craig Bellamy cuts the ball back into the path of Fraizer Campbell, but Ashley Williams blocks his effort from six yards out. Crucial from the Swansea captain, but only if his side can make something of it.

  37. 1740: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Cardiff 1-0 Swansea

    That is the last contribution from Wayne Routledge, who is replaced by Alvaro Vazquez.

  38. 1739: 

    Cardiff fans whistle as their side are pinned back. They erupt into relieved cheers as Wayne Routledge cuts in off the left flank and rifles a shot wide from a good position.

  39. 1737: 
    Cardiff 1-0 Swansea

    The rain is hammering down in south Wales. As Craig Bellamy chases back to rob Nathan Dyer of the ball, you wonder if Swansea still have the belief to get back into this one.


    Paul in Formby: Shelvey once again showing why Liverpool were right to sell him. Incredible talent but hasn't got the concentration to be a top grade footballer. £5m was too much.

  41. 1735: 
    Cardiff 1-0 Swansea

    Cardiff are not sitting back on their lead. They are charging forward in search of a second. How wise is that? The hosts have 15 minutes to see out.

    Former Leicester striker Steve Claridge at Cardiff City StadiumCardiff 1-0 Swansea

    "When a game is set, it is quite hard to raise your team from a slumber. Swansea have not been able to raise the tempo of their play since going behind."

    Listen to commentary of Cardiff v Swansea on BBC Radio 5 live now.

  43. 1733: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Cardiff 1-0 Swansea

    Like for like as Peter Odemwingie is replaced by Fraizer Campbell in the Cardiff attack.

  44. 1732: 
    Cardiff 1-0 Swansea

    Wilfried Bony sweeps a shot goalwards to bring a superb save out of David Marshall. The Cardiff goalkeeper was not to know but Bony had been flagged offside from Jonjo Shelvey's chipped throughball.

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    Chris Rod: Love how Shelvey moved out of the way to let that in. He's so overrated, wouldn't wish him on my worst enemy's squad.

    MOTD presenter Gary LinekerCardiff 1-0 Swansea

    "Tottenham could do with a player like Caulker. Strong central defender who scores goals."

    Steven Caulker celebrates his goal for Cardiff
  47. 1730: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Cardiff 1-0 Swansea

    Alex Pozuelo replaces Leon Britton as Swansea look to add a little more point to their attack.

  48. 1729: 
    Cardiff 1-0 Swansea

    Jonathan de Guzman swipes thin air before Neil Taylor crashes a shot into the hoardings. Swansea have reacted well to going behind. But maybe they shouldn't need to fall behind to find some attacking impetus.

  49. 1727: 
    CLOSE!- Cardiff 1-0 Swansea

    Swansea almost force a unsightly equaliser. Looking longer to the physical Wilfried Bony, the Cardiff defence struggle to cope with the more direct approach and are relieved to see the former Vitesse Arnhem man stab wide as Jonathan de Guzman squares the ball.

  50. 1725: 
    Cardiff 1-0 Swansea

    Swansea, who were all pretty patterns and no punch in the first half, will have to find a bit of conviction and cutting edge in the final third if they are to get back into this one.

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    Chris Mitchell: What on earth was Oh-No Shelvey doing there!! He must be the most inconsistent player in the Premier League.

    Aidan Williams: Completely deserved. It's been a while since I've seen Swansea barely touch the ball for 10 minutes.

    Marcus Leonardo: Blame has to go to Shelvey for that goal, he wasn't doing his job on the near post, completely unguarded.

  52. 1723: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Cardiff 1-0 Swansea

    Swansea react by removing Michu, labouring with an injury, for Wilfried Bony.

    Phil McNulty, BBC Sport Chief Football Writer at Cardiff City StadiumCardiff 1-0 Swansea

    "At last we have the big moment. The Cardiff City Stadium erupts as Steven Caulker powers home a header to give Malky Mackay's side the lead. How the home fans love that - and no surprise. Now can Swansea City give all their nice passing some punch. They need it."

    Former Leicester striker Steve Claridge at Cardiff City StadiumCardiff 1-0 Swansea

    "Steven Caulker got above Chico Flores to plant in his header. Cardiff have looked most dangerous from corners.

    "We will have a game now."

    Listen to commentary of Cardiff v Swansea on BBC Radio 5 live now.

  55. 1719: 
    GOAL- Cardiff 1-0 Swansea - Steven Caulker (62 mins)

    What the heck is that? Oh yes, a goal. Good work from Kevin Theophile-Catherine, chasing a long ball to the byeline to win a corner, is rewarded when Steven Caulker climbs above Chico Flores to head the subsequent set-piece past a helpless Michel Vorm.

    Caulker played on loan at Swansea from previous club Spurs during the 2011-12 season.

    Steven Caulker scores for Cardiff
    Former Leicester striker Steve Claridge at Cardiff City StadiumCardiff 0-0 Swansea

    "It will not take an awful lot from either side to get this going. I do not know if there is any will to make anything happen, however."

    Listen to commentary of Cardiff v Swansea on BBC Radio 5 live now.

  57. 1718: 
    Cardiff 0-0 Swansea

    The two sets of fans are competing on the decibel meter with rival songs as the second half's initial run of openings dries up.

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    Aled Northcott: Rogerio Ceni - Sao Paulo goalkeeper who has scored over 100 goals, can't go wrong.

    David Clarke: A team of Lee Cattermoles... Would have to forfeit the game due to each one getting sent off.

    Tom Warner: A team of Coloccinis would be fantastic... Cultured and very professional. Spare a thought for the amount of shampoo required!

  59. 1716: 
    Cardiff 0-0 Swansea

    Swansea striker Michu jogs back into the action after receiving treatment for a knock on his ankle.

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    Shohidur Rahman: Pozuelo and Bony should come on for Shelvey and Dyer. Would give Swansea much more of a cutting edge.

  61. 1715: 
    Cardiff 0-0 Swansea

    Craig Bellamy has his latest chat with referee Mike Dean, this time getting away without a yellow card despite an untidy challenge on Angel Rangel. A transcript of the Bellamy-Dean discussions this afternoon would rival Frost-Nixon's for length.

  62. 1713: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Cardiff 0-0 Swansea

    Cardiff remove Jordon Mutch and introduce Aron Gunnasrsson in the first change of the match

  63. 1712: 
    PENALTY APPEAL- Cardiff 0-0 Swansea

    Cardiff are asking the question, but Mike Dean is not having any of it. Kevin Theophile-Catherine's deep cross was nodded back into the danger area by Craig Bellamy where Don Cowie flops under the challenge of Ashley Williams. Replays suggest that the contact was pretty minimal.

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    Barry Murphy: A team of Xabi Alonsos would be unstoppable. Passing, defending, finishing.

    Charlotte Brazier: A team of David Luizs... Now that would be interesting.

    Jamie Atkins: I reckon 11 Bales! He can play up front, anywhere in midfield and has a bit of defensive knowledge from his full-back days!

  65. 1709: 
    Cardiff 0-0 Swansea

    This is more like it. Cardiff force a pair of chances at the other end as the lively Peter Odemwingie almost latches onto Steven Caulker's flick-on before Peter Whittingham sends a scruffy effort wide from 20 yards. Maybe there is life in this dog of a game yet.

  66. 1707: 
    Cardiff 0-0 Swansea

    Swansea almost crowbar open the Cardiff rearguard as Angel Rangel's teasing cross loops over towards Jonjo Shelvey at the far post. It is just a little too high for the former Liverpool man though and he cannot direct his header downwards.

    Former Leicester striker Steve Claridge at Cardiff City StadiumCardiff 0-0 Swansea

    "There have been no changes at half-time, and I think that speaks volumes about what the managers want from this game - they do not want to lose."

    Listen to commentary of Cardiff v Swansea on BBC Radio 5 live now.

  68. 1705: 
    Cardiff 0-0 Swansea

    Peter Whittingham's set-piece is easily cleared by the first defender. Michu heads away to relieve the early pressure on Swansea.

  69. 1704: 
    Cardiff 0-0 Swansea

    That's more like it. Peter Odemwingie earns Cardiff an early corner to roars from the home support.

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    Thomas Walton: Cardiff need to keep possession better, get two upfront so Odemwingie isn't by himself. Medel is a rock in midfield though.

  71. 1702: 
    KICK-OFF- Cardiff 0-0 Swansea

    We are back up and running. Does this afternoon have a goal in it somewhere?

  72. 1701: 
    Cardiff 0-0 Swansea

    Here come the hosts. We are ready to go.

  73. 1700: 
    Cardiff 0-0 Swansea

    Swansea are back out on the dancefloor ready to get going. Cardiff meanwhile are somewhere back in the dressing room still being revved up by Malky Mackay. Or might it be a spot of gamesmanship?

  74. 1659: 

    Steve in Havant: Reckon a team of Joey Bartons would be worth a laugh... If nothing else just to see how many are on the pitch at the end of 90 minutes.

    In the absence of many talking points, why not have a crack at coming up with the one player who could best fill all 11 positions to create a decent team?

    Worth contemplating the goalkeeping position. Vinnie Jones did a decent turn in gloves once for Wimbledon against Newcastle. They lost 6-1 but he was probably better than Hans Segers would be in holding midfield.

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    Chris Palmer: Cardiff are one of the most boring teams I have ever witnessed in the Premier League.

  76. 1653: 
    HALF-TIME STATS- Cardiff 0-0 Swansea

    Cardiff managed to ruffle their opponents with a spell of pressure midway through the half, but either side of that Swansea dominated without carving the hosts open.

    Phil McNulty, BBC Sport Chief Football Writer at Cardiff City StadiumCardiff 0-0 Swansea

    "For all the sound and fury before kick-off, that was rather dull. Michu had the best chance for Swansea City but nothing much else in the way of serious action. Plenty of pretty patterns from Swansea City but more end product required."

    Former Leicester striker Steve Claridge at Cardiff City StadiumCardiff 0-0 Swansea

    "There is a huge element of caution in this game. We wondered if both sides would rather not lose this game than win it beforehand, and that was the case in the first half."

    Listen to commentary of Cardiff v Swansea on BBC Radio 5 live now.

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    Wes: So Cardiff are apparently playing a 7-3-0 formation. This is thrilling stuff.

    Richard Elliott: Can you start a poll for most disappointing derbys of all time? This one gets my vote.

    Rosie Dodds: Are we heading towards two damp squibs? Everton v Spurs didn't really live up to the hype nor is this Welsh derby.

  80. 1647: 
    HALF-TIME- Cardiff 0-0 Swansea

    A half of football to sedate even the most partisan fan.

  81. 1646: 
    ONE MINUTE OF INJURY TIME- Cardiff 0-0 Swansea

    Just the one minute of injury-time.

  82. 1646: 
    Cardiff 0-0 Swansea

    The first sighting of owner Vincent Tan up in the stands of the Cardiff City Stadium. Will he have been underwhelmed by his first taste of the south Wales derby? His side have been kept at arm's length by Swansea so far.

    Vincent Tan
  83. 1644:  
    Former Leicester striker Steve Claridge at Cardiff City StadiumCardiff 0-0 Swansea

    "When it has looked if Swansea are about to get a one on one, the Cardiff players have been so quick to get across and double up on their opponent."

    Listen to commentary of Cardiff v Swansea on BBC Radio 5 live now.

  84. 1644: 
    Cardiff 0-0 Swansea

    Swansea are content to knock the ball around on halfway, making their way slowly upfield where Michu has a shot blocked on the edge of the box. Cardiff's fans are becoming frustrated with their side's inability to hurry the visitors in possession. They are certainly making Swansea look good on the ball.

  85. 1641:  
    Phil McNulty, BBC Sport Chief Football Writer at Cardiff City StadiumCardiff 0-0 Swansea

    "While Cardiff City manager Malky Mackay is a constant presence in his technical area, Swansea City counterpart Michael Laudrup has barely moved from his seat. Not sure whether that is because he has nothing to complain about or nothing to get excited about."

  86. 1640: 
    FIVE MINUTES TO HALF-TIME- Cardiff 0-0 Swansea

    Swansea still looking slicker in the pass and quicker of thought.

  87. 1639:  
    Phil McNulty, BBC Sport Chief Football Writer at Cardiff City StadiumCardiff 0-0 Swansea

    "This 106th South Wales derby has yet to really take off - but there is now some encouragement for Cardiff City's fans as they work their way into the game. Still a little low-key though."

  88. 1638: 
    Cardiff 0-0 Swansea

    Ashley Williams's attempt to pick out the overlapping Angel Rangel is so misdirected it turns into an inadvertent shot that is easily collected by David Marshall. Swansea have Cardiff chasing shadows when they have hold of the ball on the ground though.

    Former Leicester striker Steve Claridge at Cardiff City StadiumCardiff 0-0 Swansea

    "Every good side needs a player like Gary Medel. He marshals the area in front of the defence very well, snuffing out danger as he goes."

    Listen to commentary of Cardiff v Swansea on BBC Radio 5 live now.

  90. 1634: 
    Cardiff 0-0 Swansea

    Swansea look a lot more composed on the ball. Cardiff's Gary Medel has to be smart to usher the ball away from the lurking Michu before a throughball to Nathan Dyer proves a little over-hit.

    Nothing to show for it so far for the visitors.

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    Andrew Priestley: If Cardiff City want to get anything from this game they need to retain the ball. They can't give Swansea so much possession.

  92. 1631: 
    STATS SO FAR- Cardiff 0-0 Swansea

    It is pretty even on all counts after a strong opening by Swansea.

  93. 1629: 
    Cardiff 0-0 Swansea

    Craig Bellamy almost administers his own punishment from the resulting free-kick. His well-struck effort deflects off the diminutive Leon Britton and narrowly misses the top corner with Swansea goalkeeper Michel Vorm completely wrong footed.

  94. 1627: 
    Cardiff 0-0 Swansea

    Jonjo Shelvey is getting a stern talking-to after clouting Jordon Mutch with a high foot 30 yards from goal. Craig Bellamy shouts over his opinion, but Mike Dean disagrees with the Cardiff striker and keeps his yellow card in his pocket.

  95. 1625: 
    Cardiff 0-0 Swansea

    Cardiff have come into the game after a slow start. It is a tight, eagerly-contested affair now. There has not been more than a goal between these two sides since 1996.

  96. 1624: 
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    Statisticians Infostrada Sports: There are seven Spanish players (three playing, four bench) involved in the Welsh derby between Cardiff and Swansea. There are three players from Wales involved.

  97. 1624: 
    Cardiff 0-0 Swansea

    Cardiff fans are on their feet as a corner kick wings its way across the Swansea box and visiting goalkeeper Michel Vorm is flapping. Referee Mike Dean rules that Vorm's discomfort has been caused by an obstruction though and gives the free-kick Swansea's way.

  98. 1621:  
    Phil McNulty, BBC Sport Chief Football Writer at Cardiff City StadiumCardiff 0-0 Swansea

    "Swansea City dictating terms early on and also landing a few blows off the pitch as well. In a dig at Cardiff City's contentious red kit their supporters chant: "Are you Wrexham in disguise?"

    "Of more significance to Cardiff City and manager Malky Mackay is the fact that they have yet to enjoy a spell of sustained possession yet. Need to get Craig Bellamy into the game."

  99. 1621: 
    Cardiff 0-0 Swansea

    Cardiff apply their first bit of pressure as Steven Caulker climbs highest to meet a free-kick. His knock-down just evades Jordon Mutch though.

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    Edward Pickthorn: Cardiff are what you call 'all-chat' - no footballing quality today, just noise. It'll get them a point as well.

  101. 1619: 
    Cardiff 0-0 Swansea

    Ashley Williams pings another glorious crossfield ball towards the surging Angel Rangel. The Swansea full-back can not bring the ball under control and apologises to his captain on his way back into his own half. Craig Bellamy has some not-so-consoling words.

  102. 1617: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Everton 0-0 Tottenham
    Roberto Martinez

    Everton manager Roberto Martinez: "In the first half Spurs had the initiative in the game. We were good defensively but we lost the ball too cheaply. In the second half we were completely different, imposed ourselves and forced Spurs to defend in their own half.

    "It was a very level game but what I will take from it is our character. We found a way to impose ourselves in the second half and I really enjoyed watching a game that both teams tried to win until the last seconds.

    "We were making decisions with our heart and trying to get the ball forward too quickly. We know how powerful and effective Romelu can be but it became a pattern rather than an option."

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    Kingston: Never thought I would see the day these two would be in the top flight.

  104. 1615: 
    Cardiff 0-0 Swansea

    Craig Bellamy is a man made for derbies. He is yapping at the heels of Angel Rangel, coming away with the ball but giving away a free-kick. The Cardiff striker disagrees in the strongest terms with referee Mike Dean's interpretation of that incident.

  105. 1613: 
    Cardiff 0-0 Swansea

    Swansea call David Marshall into action for the first time. Gary Medel gives the ball away to Jonjo Shelvey, allowing the visitors' midfielder to feed Michu. The Spain striker makes a clean connection from 20 yards, but it is straight at the Cardiff keeper.

    Marshall will have more to do before long the way this is going.

  106. 1609:  
    Former Wales international John Hartson at Cardiff City StadiumCardiff 0-0 Swansea

    "There have been lots of incidents over the years between Cardiff and Swansea, with even the whole away support being banned in the past.

    "It is good to see both clubs are working hard to stop the problem."

    Listen to commentary of Cardiff v Swansea on BBC Radio 5 live now.

  107. 1609: 
    Cardiff 0-0 Swansea

    Swansea are well on top in these opening exchanges. Nathan Dyer slashes over the top after being picked out by a fine crossfield ball from the back from Ashley Williams in their latest chance.

  108. 1607: 
    CLOSE!- Cardiff 0-0 Swansea

    Michu usually buries those. The Swansea striker kills a cross from the left on his instep in an instant, swivels to shoot but, just as the home fans are braced for the net bulge, he balloons over the top. A let-off for Cardiff.

    Former Leicester striker Steve Claridge at Cardiff City StadiumCardiff 0-0 Swansea
    Jonjo Shelvey tackles Gary Medel

    "It was quite a nasty one from Jonjo Shelvey there. It was a little marker to put down early in the game."

    Listen to commentary of Cardiff v Swansea on BBC Radio 5 live now.

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    Tony McKenzie: Shelvey has got to be a good bet to get sent off here for Swansea.

  111. 1605: 
    Cardiff 0-0 Swansea

    An old-school derby gets an old-school reducer. Jonjo Shelvey slides through Cardiff hardman Gary Medel as the pair chase the ball into the corner. He escapes a booking, suggesting Medel made the most of it.

    Shelvey also has form in high-intensity derbies. He was sent off playing for Liverpool against Manchester United.

  112. 1603: 
    Cardiff 0-0 Swansea

    Swansea have almost exhausted the Cardiff fans' supply of boos as they hog possession in the opening minute. Wayne Routledge makes inroads down the left, but his low cross is just behind Michu.

  113. 1601: 
    KICK-OFF- Cardiff 0-0 Swansea

    Swansea kick off and the visitors' every touch is jeered straight from the off.

  114. 1600:  
    Phil McNulty, BBC Sport Chief Football Writer at the Cardiff City StadiumCardiff v Swansea (1600 GMT)

    "The announcement of Swansea City's line-up drowned out by a cacophony of jeers and whistles from the Cardiff City fans."

    Arsenal and Wales midfielder Aaron RamseyCardiff v Swansea (1600 GMT)

    "Settling down to watch the Cardiff v Swansea game now. Played in this fixture before, incredible rivalry and atmosphere."

  116. 1558: 
    Cardiff v Swansea (1600 GMT)

    Swansea defender Angel Rangel suggested that, at £11m, Cardiff paid too much for Medel in the summer.

    "In these kind of games there is a lot of craziness and intensity and if you are clever enough you can get him sent off, but he's only one player," he added.

    Just in case this game needed a little more spice.

  117. 1556: 
    Cardiff v Swansea (1600 GMT)
    Gary Medel playing for Cardiff

    One man to keep your eye on in today's south Wales derby will be the pitbull figure of Gary Medel.

    The Chilean midfielder has scored for Boca Juniors against River Plate in the Buenos Aires derby, and was sent off for slapping Jose Canas, on the Swansea bench today, in the Seville derby last season.

    That was one of three dismissals last term, along with eight yellow cards.

    So far this season though his disciplinary record is unblemished. Might the white heat of the Cardiff City Stadium get him boiling over this afternoon?

  118. 1555:  
    Guy Mowbray, MOTD commentator at Cardiff City Stadium

    "South Wales is all set for an historic occasion, as the rival cities of coal and copper clash in the top division for the first time.

    "Trying to look beyond the game's 'one-off' nature, Cardiff desperately need a win, especially at home, with Manchester United and Arsenal the next two visitors.

    "After nine league games, Swansea have an identical record to last year (W3, D2, L4), and their only defeats have been to the famous or in-form - Manchester United, Spurs, Arsenal and Southampton."

  119. 1555:  
    Former Wales international John Hartson at Cardiff City StadiumCardiff v Swansea (1600 GMT)

    "The week leading up to the big game, you are reminded about it every day - when you are filling up your car at the petrol station or by the other dads at school.

    "This is a serious game today. There is a huge element of the support that hates each other."

    Listen to the build-up to Cardiff v Swansea on BBC Radio 5 live now.

  120. 1554:  
    Phil McNulty, BBC Sport Chief Football Writer at Cardiff City StadiumCardiff v Swansea (1600 GMT)

    "Swansea City's fans are packed into one corner of this stadium and noisily making their presence felt.

    "So much at stake here today - not least of all for Cardiff City manager Malky Mackay. The Scot has done an outstanding job but is the subject of daily speculation about his future and his reportedly uneasy relationship with owner Vincent Tan. Could anyone have done better than Mackay here?"

  121. 1554: 
    Cardiff v Swansea (1600 GMT)

    Swansea are first out into the tunnel at the Cardiff City Stadium. While they wait, the in-house DJ ramps up the fans outside with some 180 bpm dance tuneage. Frenzied stuff.

  122. 1552: 
    Everton 0-0 Tottenham

    Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen: "Hugo Lloris had contact with Romelu Lukaku, but Hugo is a strong man. The doctor thinks it was better to take him off but he is a guy who thought he could help the team by staying on to give us an extra substitution.

    "I think there was contact for my penalty appeal, that was why he didn't give me a yellow card but it would have been harsh for Everton. I think there was a similar one in the second half, with Seamus Coleman being brought down. I think it was also Seamus in the first half so at the end we can shake hands."

    "If you see second half it was a good point because Everton were very strong."


    Joe in Newcastle: Any Tottenham fans who think that's a bad result should remember they lost this fixture last year.


    Captain Pickles: Lennon needs to stop playing, Townsend needs to stop shooting. It won't solve all of Spurs' shortcomings but it'll be a start.

    The Doctor: Tottenham have gone from one of the most exciting teams to watch to one of the most boring around. What have they done?

    Paul Murphy: Mixed feelings. If we finish in top 4 it's all good, but where's the attacking threat? Need more up front.

  125. 1550: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Everton 0-0 Tottenham

    Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas: "It was very tight, a good game, we had good moments and a great first half with pressing and good attacking combinations and we should have gone ahead in the first half. The second half evened itself out and in the last 30 minutes they had a go at us.

    "We still managed to slot in a couple of situations in the second half. The result is fair and with a bit more luck we could have gone ahead in the first half. Good point in the end. We could have gone second but, considering Everton's aspirations, it was important to get a point."

  126. 1550: 
    Tottenham boss Andre-Villas Boas

    Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas speaking to BBC Sport about Hugo Lloris' head knock: "Hugo still doesn't remember the incident with Lukaku so he lost consciousness there but he seemed assertive and determined to continue and showed great character and personality. We decided to keep him on based on that.

    "You see the player is focused and driven. It was a big knock but he looked composed and ready to continue on. The call always belongs to me. Brad [Friedel] was ready to come in but the person Hugo his there were enough signs for him to continue."

  127. 1548: 
    Everton 0-0 Tottenham

    Meanwhile back on Merseyside...

  128. 1546:  
    Phil McNulty, BBC Sport Chief Football Writer at Cardiff City StadiumCardiff v Swansea (1600 GMT)

    "Tension and noise increasing inside the Cardiff City Stadium ahead of the first Premier League meeting between these two fierce South Wales rivals.

    "It was expected almost 60 coaches would arrive carrying Swansea City supporters into Cardiff and strict security was in place around the arena hours before kick-off.

    "Swansea City manager Michael Laudrup insists his players must "think with their heads and play with their feet" - this might be easier said than done in what is sure to be a fiercely hostile atmosphere here in Cardiff."

  129. 1546: 
    Cardiff v Swansea (1600 GMT)

    Over in South Wales, the atmosphere is warming up nicely. Fair to say that most of the attention is on baiting opposition fans rather than observing the finer points of the two team's pre-match warm-up.

  130. 1542: 

    Andre Villas Boas has just revealed that Hugo Lloris played on despite not having a clue how he ended up sprawled out on the turf.

    I'm not sure if the medical advice is generally to allow a player to continue in that situation.

  131. 1540: 

    There may not have been a lot of goalmouth action, but the BBC Sport Facebook page has made the best of a goalless draw with a photo gallery with some lovely shots from Goodison Park.

    MOTD presenter Gary LinekerEverton 0-0 Tottenham

    "Not a bad result for my former club. And not a bad result for my former club too."

  133. 1538: 
    Everton 0-0 Tottenham

    They have not seen any goals this afternoon but Tottenham's fans certainly appreciated Hugo Lloris's bravery. They give the French goalkeeper a rousing reception as he goes over to thank them for their support.

    The rest of the Tottenham coaching staff are grinning in admiration at Lloris like he has just knocked out Mike Tyson. Coach Luis Martins says "You're alive Hugo!" as he walks off the pitch.

    Bert Trautmann is snorting contemptuously somewhere up above.

    Former Everton winger Pat Nevin on BBC Radio 5 liveEverton 0-0 Tottenham

    "In regards to Tottenham, if you are not going to start with your most creative players, you are not going to create enough chances."

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    Mark Schumann: 0-0... Hardly got out of my seat all game.

    Andrew Soar: Can't actually think of a genuine chance for either side.

  136. 1532: 
    Premier League table

    ... a draw keeps them within a point of the Champions League spots. They play bottom side Crystal Palace next before welcoming Liverpool to Goodison.

  137. 1530: 
    Premier League table

    ...that point moves them up two places to fourth. A return of just nine goals scored in their first 10 league games is a little bit of a let-down though.

  138. 1527: 
    FULL-TIME- Everton 0-0 Tottenham

    Honours even. Neither side carved out enough chances to deserve a win.

  139. 1526: 
    Everton 0-0 Tottenham

    Gerard Deulofeu nicks the ball off a Tottenham foot and that might be the visitors' last chance at an attack gone.

  140. 1525: 
    Everton 0-0 Tottenham

    Ninety seconds left and Tottenham are building around the edge of the Everton box.

  141. 1525: 
    Everton 0-0 Tottenham

    Andros Townsend is the latest to have a pop from distance, but that is safely gathered into goalkeeper Tim Howard's midriff for Everton.

  142. 1523: 
    Everton 0-0 Tottenham

    Christian Eriksen smashes a shot goalwards from the edge of the box, but Phil Jagielka flings his body in the way to block. Spurs are coming on strong in pursuit of trademark late winner.

  143. 1522: 
    Everton 0-0 Tottenham

    Cheeks sucked in and buttocks clenched all around the home bench as Tottenham substitute Christian Eriksen sends a free-kick skidding through the six-yard box. It is begging for a finishing touch, but nobody can apply it for Spurs.


    Jack in Norwich: That's never a booking! He tried to pull out and he was running so fast he couldn't stop! Joke decision!


    Tom in Bradford: Referee Kevin Friend has been terrible today. Some shocking decisions regarding penalties and some of the bookings. Inconsistency. So frustrating.

  146. 1518: 
    NINE MINUTES OF INJURY TIME- Everton 0-0 Tottenham

    Gerard Deulofeu skips past a couple of challenges but Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris is characteristically fast off his line to block his attempted cross.

    Nine minutes pop up on the board and this game is still anyone's.

    Former Everton winger Ronny Goodlass on BBC Radio Merseyside

    "Maybe Nikica Jelavic can reignite his Everton career? Can he become a hero this afternoon?"

    TEAM NEWS- Cardiff v Swansea (1600 GMT)

    Cardiff make two changes, as Craig Bellamy and Don Cowie come in for Fraizer Campbell and Kim Bo-Kyung. Swansea make one alteration as Jonjo Shelvey returns from a hamstring injury to replace Alvaro Vazquez.

    Cardiff: Marshall, Taylor, Caulker, Turner, Whittingham, Medel, Odemwingie, Mutch, Cowie, Theophile-Catherine, Bellamy.

    Swansea: Vorm, Rangel, Williams, Chico Flores, Taylor, Britton, Shelvey, De Guzman, Routledge, Dyer, Michu

  149. 1516: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Everton 0-0 Tottenham

    Tottenham make a change as well with Lewis Holtby off and Christian Eriksen on. Three minutes to go.

  150. 1515: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Everton 0-0 Tottenham

    Romelu Lukaku, still hobbling after his collision with Hugo Lloris, is replaced by Nikica Jelavic.

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    Dave Brown: If they're having to explain to Lloris why he's being substituted, it's probably sensible he goes off.

    He was probably answering all those questions you would struggle to answer when you had your senses about you. "Who is the Chancellor of the Exchequer? What did you have for tea last night? etc."

  152. 1512: 
    Everton 0-0 Tottenham

    Well, well. The stars clear around Hugo Lloris's head and the Frenchman is arguing with the Spurs medical staff that he should be able to continue. After much talk and a hasty examination by Spurs's pitchside doctor, Lloris wins the discussion and trots back on between the sticks.

    Tottenham still have one change to make. One that Andre Villas-Boas would not have wanted to 'waste' on a goalkeeping swap.

    Hugo Lloris receives treatment
  153. 1509: 
    YELLOW CARD- Everton 0-0 Tottenham

    Romelu Lukaku is, rather harshly, booked for the collision. It looked like a legitimate ball to contest.

  154. 1508: 
    Everton 0-0 Tottenham

    Crikey. You could feel that one from back here. Hugo Lloris cops a knee in the head from Romelu Lukaku as the Everton striker chases a throughball and the players all around the incident immediately signal for the medics. A dazed looking Lloris is up and walking, but it looks like Brad Friedel is going to be brought on in his place.

  155. 1505: 
    Everton 0-0 Tottenham

    Spurs' Gylfi Sigurdsson has a crack from a tight angle. It demands a decent stop from Tim Howard, but it would have been a rick had he let it in.

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    Andrew Soar: Barkley has totally re-energised the Toffees. Game on.

    Michael Graham: Soldado looks like the new Berbatov to me, very casual on the ball. Except Berbatov is about twice as good.

  157. 1503: 
    Everton 0-0 Tottenham

    Naughty, naughty, very naughty, as the Shaman sang back in the 1990s. Roberto Soldado digs an elbow into the ribs of Phil Jagielka as the pair contest an aerial ball. Jagielka is winded, Kevin Friend is unsighted and the Spaniard escapes unpunished.

  158. 1501: 
    Everton 0-0 Tottenham

    Gerard Deulofeu aims the ball into the path of Romelu Lukaku and the Tottenham defence is at full stretch to keep the ball away from the Everton striker. Lukaku does get a glancing touch to James McCarthy's cross shortly after, but it is too delicate a touch to trouble Hugo Lloris.

    Everton are looking the more likely now.


    Shomik in Thornbury: Even if they lose Spurs will be level on points with Man City and above United, yet some of their fans are still having a go at AVB. Idiotic.

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    Tyler Gilson: Team of Dennis Bergkamps would be so intelligent. Spot of bother when playing overseas though.

    Victor Chatfield: Oh come on, it must be a team of Rooneys! Attack, midfield; always tracks back to defend - and he's even shown GK skills before!

    James King: 11 John O'Sheas - used in every position, scored big goals for United and kept a clean sheet against Spurs when called upon.

  161. 1458: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Everton 0-0 Tottenham

    Aaron Lennon off for Gylfi Sigurdsson in Tottenham's second change.

  162. 1457: 
    YELLOW CARD- Everton 0-0 Tottenham

    Paulinho talks his way into the book after disagreeing a little too strongly with Kevin Friend.

    Former Everton winger Ronny Goodlass on BBC Radio MerseysideEverton 0-0 Tottenham

    "There was no advantage there for Seamus Coleman. He has been too honest, he should have gone down and won a penalty."

  164. 1456: 
    PENALTY APPEAL- Everton 0-0 Tottenham

    Goodison is up in arms. Seamus Coleman's trailing leg is caught in the box by Jan Vertonghen and the Everton full-back is sent stumbling. Kevin Friend decides not to take action and, as bad as it is to say, perhaps if Coleman had flopped fully to the floor he might have nudged the referee into action.

  165. 1453: 
    Everton 0-0 Tottenham

    An almost instant answer to that question about the Everton subs' impact. Ross Barkley wriggles free of his marker and rattles a fierce shot over the top from 25 yards. Great pace over the first five yards from the 19-year-old.

  166. 1451: 

    Will Jenkyn-Jones: 100% would go for a team of Yaya Toures, nothing the man can't do.

    Christian Bullock: Reckon Begovic XI might be worth a shout!

    PJ Sampson: We all dream of a team of Gary Breens.

  167. 1451: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Everton 0-0 Tottenham

    A double switch for Everton. Leon Osman and Kevin Mirallas come off and Ross Barkley and Gerard Deulofeu are into the fray. What can the youngsters do for the hosts?

  168. 1450: 
    Everton 0-0 Tottenham

    It has been a lot more even so far in the second half, Everton are enjoying just as much possession. Chances still hard to come by though.

  169. 1448: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Everton 0-0 Tottenham

    Sandro gives way as Mousa Dembele is introduced into the action. A gradual tweaking up of the attacking intent from Andre Villas-Boas.

  170. 1447: 
    Everton 0-0 Tottenham
    Sylvain Distin

    Sylvain Distin is briefly laid out flat receiving treatment, but the big Frenchman is back up and running for Everton. Mousa Dembele is warming up for Tottenham.

  171. 1445: 
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    Danny Charity: 11 Jan Vertonghens would beat 11 of any other player in the Premier League. So multi-talented.

    Good debate Danny. I reckon, despite knocking on a bit, a line-up of Steven Gerrard clones might give them a decent game. Certainly a lot better than the 'Team of Carraghers' that the Kop sing about. Your suggestions?

  172. 1443:  
    Former Everton winger Ronny Goodlass on BBC Radio MerseysideEverton 0-0 Tottenham

    "Everton have stepped it up a bit. They are putting tackles in and playing at a higher tempo.

    "When you do that ,you get the home crowd involved."

  173. 1443: 
    Everton 0-0 Tottenham

    Everton's clearest opening of the match so far. A low cross finds its way to he back post and finds Steven Pienaar about 15 yards out. The South Africa international controls, but by the time he gets his shot off Michael Dawson is right up in his grill and blocks the effort.

  174. 1441: 
    Everton 0-0 Tottenham

    Both sides are feeling their way into the second half. Meanwhile there is a fashion battle going on on between two of the smartest sideline operators in the league. Roberto Martinez's sleek jacket shades it for me.

    Roberto Martinez and Andre Villas-Boas
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    Richard Powell: AVB knows you need to score when you're on top... Surely, Everton are due a good period.


    Ralph from North London: AVB took over a top-four team. Spent almost £200m since and I still can't see us qualify even for Europa League this season. All we need is a proper manager. Please come back Arry.

    Chin up Ralph, you could be second by the end of the day.

    Andre Villas-Boas
  177. 1438: 
    YELLOW CARD- Everton 0-0 Tottenham

    Sandro gives the ball away in midfield to allow Romelu Lukaku to run at the Tottenham defence. Kevin Mirallas is steaming up on the outside and Lukaku's pass looks to have played him in before Vlad Chiriches puts on the after-burners on to get a tackle in.

    Mirallas gets a yellow for his vociferous appeals for a corner.

  178. 1435: 
    Everton 0-0 Tottenham

    Andros Townsend gets a toe in to rob Leighton Baines near the Everton corner flag and his cut-back invites Lewis Holtby to let fly from the apex of the penalty box. The German's effort thuds into a defender's shins and away.

  179. 1433: 
    KICK-OFF- Everton 0-0 Tottenham

    No changes for either side and it is Tottenham who kick off the second 45 minutes.


    Jonny in Leicester: It's not Soldado who's at fault, it's the lack of wingers. Townsend and Lennon need to stop shooting, and start crossing.

  181. 1432: 
    Everton 0-0 Tottenham

    Adrian Heath, who twice won the league with Everton in the eighties and now manages Orlando City in the United States, does a quick half-time turn, waving to all four stands.

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    Andy Douglas: Teams have worked out how to play against Spurs. Need to be more inventive to break teams down if they want to win the league.

  183. 1429: 

    Considering Jermain Defoe's pace in behind and how well he has combined with an old-school hold-up partner in the past, might his introduction alongside Roberto Soldado be the key for Tottenham?

    There are plenty of creative types on the bench in the shape of Dembele, Lamela and Eriksen, but then there are plenty of the pitch already in Holtby and Townsend.


    Rich in London: What exactly is the point of James McCarthy? Still trying to work out what he's meant to be good at.

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    Mathew Penistone: This game has 1-0 Soldado from the penalty spot written all over it. Typical Spurs possession performance.

    Shane Lees: Spurs fans complaining they don't have a goalscorer. What is Soldado if not a goalscorer? Maybe the problem lies elsewhere...

    Neil Sampson: For all the possession Spurs have had, they don't look like scoring. Be better off with Defoe on.

  186. 1422:  
    Former Everton winger Ronny Goodlass on BBC Radio MerseysideEverton 0-0 Tottenham

    "Everton manager Roberto Martinez has made a few substitutions that have worked in recent weeks. He will need to pull something off again here."

  187. 1422:  
    John Murray, MOTD commentator at Goodison ParkEverton 0-0 Tottenham

    "Tottenham and Jan Vertonghen felt they had a strongish claim for a penalty, Andros Townsend has been bright but it's been predictably tight at Goodison Park. Tottenham have edged it but we're goalless at half-time."

  188. 1419: 
    Half-time stats

    Tottenham are bossing it, but without really threatening Tim Howard's goal.

  189. 1417: 
    HALF-TIME- Everton 0-0 Tottenham

    Tottenham head for the half-time brews as the happier of the two teams.

  190. 1416: 
    Everton 0-0 Tottenham

    Tottenham's Roberto Soldado lifts a shot high and handsome from the edge of the area as one minute of injury time is indicated by the fourth official.

  191. 1415: 
    Everton 0-0 Tottenham

    Leighton Baines's ball in is easily cut out by Vlad Chiriches and Everton are still yet to register a shot on target.

  192. 1414: 
    Everton 0-0 Tottenham

    Kevin Mirallas's free-kick is deflected wide off Sandro's bonce and Everton will have a corner in almost the last action of the half.

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    Chaim Ford: Same old Spurs. Dominating play with loads of possession but no cutting edge. Not enough goal-scorers in this line up.

  194. 1413: 
    FINAL FIVE- Everton 0-0 Tottenham

    We are into the last five minutes of normal time in the first half. Forty-two on the clock to be exact...

  195. 1412: 
    Everton 0-0 Tottenham

    Leon Osman does his best to get something on it but Tottenham are a physically imposing side nowadays and snuff out the danger with sheer weight of numbers.

  196. 1411: 
    Everton 0-0 Tottenham

    A little respite for Everton as Tottenham defender Vlad Chiriches gives the ball away and Sandro then concedes a free-kick which Leighton Baines stands over out wide on the right...

  197. 1409:  
    Former Everton winger Ronny Goodlass on BBC Radio MerseysideEverton 0-0 Tottenham

    "Tottenham are a big side physically, but they are pacey as well.

    "Most of the Everton players have really struggled to get on the ball. The fans here are getting onto Kevin Mirallas a bit, as he has been awful in this half."

  198. 1407: 
    Average position (touches) for Tottenham players in first 35 mins
    Average position (touches) for Tottenham players in first 35 mins

    Tottenham meanwhile have been very much on the front foot. Note the advanced positions of Jan Vertonghen (number five) and Andros Townsend (17).

  199. 1407: 
    Average position (touches) for Everton players in first 30 mins
    Everton average touches in first 30 mins

    Every single Everton player has done the majority of their work back in their own half in the first 30 minutes.

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    Alex Barton: Every time Everton get the ball, we're just giving it straight back. No composure on the ball when we do get it.

  201. 1406: 
    Everton 0-0 Tottenham

    Leigton Baines's defensive capabilities are being given a thorough examination today. Fellow England full-back Kyle Walker is the latest to test the former Wigan man's pace. Baines sees him off, but there will be more to come you feel.

  202. 1403: 

    Todd in Worcs: People who keep saying Eriksen is our best player or should be playing obviously don't watch Spurs every week. He had a brilliant debut but has not done much since!

  203. 1402: 
    Everton 0-0 Tottenham

    Everton are sticking to Roberto Martinez's passing principles, but Tottenham are all hustle and bustle. The Spurs pressure tells again as the ball slips from Leighton Baines's control as the Toffees attempt to play their way out from the back.

  204. 1400: 
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    Luke: Townsend will be a more effective player if he chooses not to shoot. All the good work he does is pointless when he fires wide.

    Peter Willum: Everton missing Barkley's flair and creativity.

    Ross McInnes: Is there a better defender in the league than Jan Vertonghen? So good at centre-back and left-back.

  205. 1400: 
    Everton 0-0 Tottenham

    Better from Everton. Leon Osman finds himself in a bit of space 30 yards from goal and, encouraged by the crowd, chances his left peg. It is a yard or two over the top, but the home fans are relieved to have something to watch at that end of the pitch after a torrid first half hour.

  206. 1357:  
    Former Everton winger Ronny Goodlass on BBC Radio MerseysideEverton 0-0 Tottenham

    "There are a few jogging around for Everton. They need to get more compact.

    "Tottenham look a yard sharper, all the Tottenham players are bombing on and getting the ball in space."

    I don't think there are many arguing with that though.

  207. 1357: 
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    Paul Moore: Stone wall penalty for Spurs there on Vertonghen. Terrible from the referee!

    Game of opinions, eh?

  208. 1357: 
    PENALTY APPEAL- Everton 0-0 Tottenham

    Andre Villas-Boas is off the bench like he has been poked with a cattle-prod. Jan Vertonghen's tangle with Seamus Coleman in the box has got him excited. Kevin Friend, the man that matters, is less interested though. Me? I think it was six of one, half a dozen of the other. Good call from the ref.

  209. 1354: 
    Everton 0-0 Tottenham

    We all do it. Usually not in front of 30-odd thousand people though. Hugo Lloris almost has a major brain-freeze, but the Tottenham goalkeeper regathers just when it looks like he has dropped a simple through ball right onto Romelu Lukaku's foot.

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    Jacques de Satge: When did Townsend get so good? He's turned into a gem!

  211. 1352: 
    Everton 0-0 Tottenham

    Kyle Walker hammers the subsequent free-kick goalwards and Tim Howard, with a low sun to deal with as well as the Tottenham defender's effort, has to be alert to make sure he punches away cleanly.

    Everton are firmly under the cosh here.

  212. 1349: 
    YELLOW CARD- Everton 0-0 Tottenham

    Jan Vertonghen is relishing the opportunity to get forward from left-back. He outmuscles James McCarthy and wins a free-kick on the edge of the area and McCarthy goes into the book. Tim Howard had his name taken for dissent a few minutes earlier by the way.

  213. 1347:  
    Former Everton winger Ronny Goodlass on BBC Radio MerseysideEverton 0-0 Tottenham

    "It is commitment that is separating the two teams thus far. Tottenham really look up for it."

  214. 1347: 
    Everton 0-0 Tottenham

    Tottenham are pressing high as well to strangle the supply line into Romelu Lukaku. Paulinho almost intercepts Leon Osman's pass in a dangerous area but James McCarthy reads the danger just in time.

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    Tunde Akere: Romelu Lukaku is making a big impact in Everton, defending as well as attacking. Massive player.

  216. 1345: 
    Everton 0-0 Tottenham

    Andros Townsend is at the centre of most of the good things Spurs are doing. Leon Osman gets across to deflect the England man's effort over the top as he lines one up from 25 yards.

  217. 1343: 
    Everton 0-0 Tottenham

    Kevin Mirallas is a little too casual in possession and the ball is spirited away from him by Paulinho. It is a promising break for Tottenham, but to Mirallas's relief, Phil Jagielka nips it in the bud.

    Tottenham in the ascendancy.

    Kevin Mirallas and Vlad Chiriches
  218. 1341: 
    Everton 0-0 Tottenham

    Everton's Romelu Lukaku heads away well from inside his own penalty box again.

  219. 1340: 
    Everton 0-0 Tottenham

    Andros Townsend gets his first run at Leighton Baines down the Spurs right and wins a free-kick as he does the Everton full-back for pace and is brought down. A decent position for a cross as well...

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    James Tonkinson: Would've liked to have seen Soldado and Defoe start together for more attacking.

    Ikram Miah: Wait, Eriksen not in the starting XI. This is bizarre, he is by far the best player for Tottenham.

  221. 1338: 
    Everton 0-0 Tottenham

    Jan Vertonghen marauds forward and finds himself on the right byeline with the ball at his feet. There are no real options in the middle for the Belgian, but there are when Aaron Lennon's cross comes in a minute later. Roberto Soldado cannot make a clean connection though and nods just wide.

  222. 1336: 
    Everton 0-0 Tottenham

    Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard is forced into an early stretch as Sandro's skidding shot momentarily threatens to sneak into the bottom corner. Romelu Lukaku heads the resulting corner clear, before a tame shot from Andros Townsend flies well wide.

    Bright start from both teams and to the game in general.

  223. 1333: 
    Everton 0-0 Tottenham

    Romelu Lukaku is already making his presence felt. The on-loan striker takes down Gareth Barry's long ball forward on his chest, but a shooting opportunity on the edge of the box goes begging as Steven Pienaar allows the ball to slip under his foot.

  224. 1331: 
    KICK-OFF- Everton 0-0 Tottenham

    We are go on the day's opening Premier League game.

  225. 1331: 
    Everton v Tottenham (1330 GMT)

    Everton will get us up and running...


    Ann in London: Many people seem to confuse the same formation with the same style of play; players like Holtby and Lennon signify taking a quick countering approach, with Sandro anchoring the back. Playing the likes of Dembele and Eriksen is more of a box-to-box, run the midfield style. I'd usually pick the second for top Premier League teams, but think this should suit playing against Everton.

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    Everton v Tottenham (1330 GMT)

    The two teams and two sets of fans pause for a minute's silence in Everton's final home game before Remembrance Sunday.

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    Everton v Tottenham (1330 GMT)

    The 1995 reworking of the Farm's All Together Now, done to mark Everton's appearance in that year's FA Cup final, gets a welcome airing as the two teams emerge onto the sun-bathed Goodison turf.

    It did the trick back in the day with Paul Rideout scoring the only goal in a 1-0 win over Manchester United. What about today?

  229. 1326:  
    Former Everton winger Pat Nevin at Goodison ParkEverton v Tottenham (1330 GMT)

    "Tottenham have gone for a more powerful central midfield than I expected. I would have liked to have seen a bit more creation in the middle, but maybe Andre Villas-Boas is keeping them for the second half.

    "I was looking forward to seeing Ross Barkley, but with young men, you sometimes have to leave them out from time to time as they can have dips in form. He is a game changer off the bench."

    Listen to updates from Everton v Tottenham on BBC Radio 5 live now.

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    Andrew Priestley: No Ross Barkley in the Everton starting line-up? That's a surprise. Everton don't have the same work-rate without him.

  231. 1325: 
    LINE-UPS- Everton v Tottenham (1330 GMT)

    Everton: Howard, Coleman, Jagielka, Distin, Baines, McCarthy, Barry, Mirallas, Osman, Pienaar, Lukaku. Subs: Robles, Jelavic, Oviedo, Deulofeu, Naismith, Stones, Barkley.

    Spurs: Lloris, Walker, Dawson, Chiriches, Vertonghen, Sandro, Paulinho, Townsend, Holtby, Lennon, Soldado. Subs: Kaboul, Lamela, Defoe, Sigurdsson, Eriksen, Friedel, Dembele.

    Referee: Kevin Friend (Leicestershire)

  232. 1324: 
    Everton v Tottenham (1330 GMT)

    Everton's England midfielder Ross Barkley is left out of the starting line-up in the Premier League for the first time this season, with Leon Osman, who replaced him in the second-half and scored at Aston Villa last week, coming into the side. Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas sticks with the side that beat Hull 1-0 last weekend, with Mousa Dembele, Christian Eriksen, Erik Lamela, Gylfi Sigurdsson and Jermain Defoe all on the bench.

  233. 1323:  
    John Murray, MOTD commentator at Goodison ParkEverton v Tottenham (1330 GMT)

    The north London derby apart, Tottenham have won all seven away games they've played this season - and without conceding a single goal.

    But Goodison Park, never a 'gimme' of a three points anyway, has proved this year to be one of the toughest places to visit. This season, Everton have dropped only two points there.

    All that leads to the conclusion that it should be a very decent contest.

  234. 1322: 
    MANAGER THOUGHTS- Everton v Tottenham (1330 GMT)
    Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas

    Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas speaking to Sky Sports: "We decided to give the confidence to the boys that have been playing in the Premier League. We've had good results recently and we decided to go with the same starting XI.

    "We've had a good week against Hull [Spurs won Premier League and Capital One Cup fixtures against them]. Bearing in mind the amount of minutes we played we took into account the players that played 120 minutes so we slot in a fresh side that is ready for this challenge.

    "We have to be aware of Lukaku. He's in a great run of form and is really driven to succeed. We have to be careful with his pace, power and physical presence. We spoke a lot about him in the team meeting and we hope the players can respond."

  235. 1320: 
    Jamie Carragher celebrates

    Another classic Premier League derby to whet the appetite ahead of Swansea's trip to Cardiff:

    Everton v Liverpool in April 2001 featured five goals, a missed penalty, two Liverpool rejected penalty appeals, 12 bookings and the sending off of Igor Biscan with Gary McAllister's 45-yard free-kick clinching it in injury time for the Reds.


    Milo in Liverpool: As an Everton fan, I'm absolutely delighted Eriksen isn't starting for Spurs, he could have won them the game

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    Alex: Spurs are in the dubious position of having a stronger bench than starting XI. Eriksen/Dembele/Gylfi or Holtby/Sandro/Lennon?

  238. 1310: 
    Everton v Tottenham (1330 GMT)

    Andros Townsend is not a happy puppy. Tottenham are out warming up on the Goodison Park turf, and the England winger is happily trotting around when a ball booted by an off-camera team-mate wallops him in the chest.

    Townsend goes down like he has been picked off by a sniper, before finally getting to his feet clutching his wrist and shaking his head.

    Townsend has been in the wars a bit recently. He injured that same wrist when he collided with a pitchside photographer at White Hart Lane last weekend.

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    Everton v Tottenham (1330 GMT)

    Everton manager Roberto Martinez speaking to Sky Sports about replacing Ross Barkley with Leon Osman: "It's not a big decision. Ossie has had a big role so far this season and we've got players who can share the effort and Leon is fresh, sharp and ready. Ross has started every single game and there will be moments that we can change things around during the season but it's just an opportunity to use Leon today."

  240. 1303: 

    Plenty of interesting things for you to peruse in the Sunday sport sections:

    In the Observer today, Daniel Taylor criticises Cardiff owner Vincent Tan's hands-on approach to running the club, pointing out that "there has not been a football club owner yet who turned out to be an accomplished manager and talent-spotter all rolled into one." The article also reveals what passes for entertainment at a billionaire's 60th birthday celebrations.

    Writing in the Mail on Sunday, former Manchester United and England defender Gary Neville points to the changing demographics of top-flight crowds. As ticket prices have climbed, the average age of fans has risen to 41.

    In the Sunday Telegraph, Ben Findon reports that Gareth Bale is winning over the Madrid public, as well as the Real dressing room with his understated, level-headed persona.

    I guess that's what they love about Cristiano Ronaldo as well.

  241. 1301: 
    Everton v Tottenham (1330 GMT)
    Lewis Holtby with his father

    Tottenham midfielder Lewis Holtby speaking to Sky Sports: "My dad flew over from Germany with his mates and he'll be in the Everton end probably shouting at me. As a childhood Everton fan I just can't wait to be out on that field, playing at Goodison Park."

    Lewis Holtby has posted a picture of his Everton-supporting Dad on his Facebook page.

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    Everton v Tottenham (1330 GMT)
    Everton's Leighton Baines

    Everton defender Leighton Baines speaking to Sky Sports: "[Going second is] a great possibility that we're aware of. It's the advantage of playing on a Sunday, that you get to see the other results. But it's still so early in the season and it's such a tough game that it's hard to talk the hypotheticals."

  243. 1253: 
    Everton v Tottenham (1330 GMT)

    Gerard Deulofeu's only starts for Everton this season have come in the Capital One Cup. With the Toffees' run in that competition now over, might the on-loan Barcelona playmaker get more of a run-out in the league?

    Trying to pick his way through the snapping tackles of Sandro today may not be the best chance to shine.

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    Anthony Reyre: Though a Spurs fan, I have a lot of respect for Everton and especially Martinez as both are overlooked as class acts sometimes.

    Sam Freud: Townsend and Walker v Pienaar and Baines will be interesting, two attacking sides pitted against each other.

  245. 1246:  
    BBC Radio 5 live

    As always, BBC Radio 5 live has the Premier League football covered this afternoon.

    At 1330 GMT, hear updates from Everton's mouthwatering clash with fellow high flyers Tottenham. Former Toffees winger Pat Nevin and Ian Brown are the men behind the microphones.

    You can also tune in to BBC Radio Merseyside to hear live commentary of the game (not available online).

    The action then switches to the Welsh derby between bitter rivals Cardiff and Swansea. Ian Payne, Alan Green and Steve Claridge will provide live commentary from 1600 GMT.

  246. 1245: 
    Everton v Tottenham (1330 GMT)

    If they have to chase the game, Tottenham have some serious attacking options on the bench to throw into the mix.

    Mousa Dembele, Christian Eriksen, Erik Lamela, Gylfi Sigurdsson and Jermain Defoe will all be awaiting Andre Villas-Boas's call.

  247. 1242: 

    Will: A Spurs side where Andre Villas-Boas manages the defensive half of the pitch and Harry Redknapp the offensive half would take the title! Overall I think AVB is the man for the job but I miss the way Redknapp's teams used to come charging out of the blocks!

  248. 1242: 
    BREAKING TOTTENHAM TEAM NEWS- Everton v Tottenham (1330 GMT)

    Tottenham name the same team that beat Hull in their last league game, with Lewis Holtby holding off the challenge of Christian Eriksen for the playmaker role and Roberto Soldado up front.

    Tottenham starting XI: Lloris; Walker, Chiriches, Dawson, Vertonghen; Paulinho, Sandro; Lennon, Holtby, Townsend; Soldado.

  249. 1238: 

    Ben in Brighton: The most memorable derby? It's got to be Arsenal 4-4 Tottenham in Harry Redknapp's first game in charge. I may be a biased Spurs fan, but Aaron Lennon's 94th minute equaliser was perhaps the most I have ever celebrated a goal!

    Not to forget David Bentley's sensational opener. Bentley, still just 29, is without a club after being released in the summer.

  250. 1237: 
    BREAKING EVERTON TEAM NEWS- Everton v Tottenham (1330 GMT)
    Leon Osman scores against Aston Villa

    In the only change to Everton's starting XI, Ross Barkley drops to the bench with Leon Osman preferred in midfield after scoring as a substitute in the win over Aston Villa.

    Everton's starting XI: Howard, Coleman, Baines, Jagielka, Distin, McCarthy, Barry, Osman, Pienaar, Mirallas, Lukaku

  251. 1232:  
    Former Everton winger Pat Nevin on MOTD2 ExtraEverton v Tottenham (1330 GMT)

    "Looking at Everton, I am shocked to say they are stronger than they were last season.

    "The very high defensive line Spurs play could be made use of by Everton. Romelu Lukaku can go short and long, and Roberto Martinez will want to play long diagonal balls for the Belgium striker to run on to."

    Watch the programme now on BBC One and the BBC Sport website.

  252. 1231: 
    Everton v Tottenham (1330 GMT)

    Everton come into their meeting with Spurs on the back of five wins from their previous six league games, including victories at home against Chelsea and on the road at Aston Villa and West Ham.

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    David Christian: Can see Everton sneaking it 1-0 today, they are better than Spurs who lack any fluidity, got to be the big man who scores.

    David Williams: Hoping Eriksen starts today for Spurs, think he could make the difference in a tight game.

    Jacob Coates: Everton could finish the day in second. Dark horses for a title push?

  254. 1226:  
    Former Republic of Ireland international Kevin Kilbane on MOTD2 ExtraEverton v Tottenham (1330 GMT)

    "You look through the Tottenham squad, and there is so much quality there apart from up front. They should have better options there."

    Watch the programme now on BBC One and the BBC Sport website.

  255. 1225:  
    Former Everton winger Pat Nevin on MOTD2 ExtraEverton v Tottenham (1330 GMT)

    "A few times when I have seen Tottenham this season they have been a bit more dogged than I expected them to be.

    "To beat the best quality sides, I feel Andre Villas-Boas needs to select Christian Eriksen and Gylfi Sigurdsson to add some much needed creativity to his side."

    Watch the programme now on BBC One and the BBC Sport website.

  256. 1223: 
    Tottenham's Erik Lamela

    Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas had a pop at his own fans for their negativity after Spurs' last league game. Considering their tally of 19 points is their best-ever from their opening nine Premier League fixtures, he might have had a point.

    But Tottenham fans might be irked by a campaign that has been filled with functional rather than fantasy football, having scored only nine goals so far in the Premier League.

    Club-record signing Erik Lamela, who might have been expected to inject a bit of swagger into the Spurs strut, has not yet hit stride. How long do you think it will take for the Argentine to get acclimatised to the rough and tumble of English football?

  257. 1220: 

    There will be plenty of finger-jabbing aimed at the opposing fans in south Wales today. Feel free to stab a digit at your keypad in sympathy to send a tweet to #bbcfootball or a text to 81111.

    Let's kick things off with memorable derby games from the past.

    How about an Arsenal side containing Thierry Henry, Patrick Vieira and Dennis Bergkamp staying one step ahead of Spurs in their nine-goal bonanza back in November 2004 for starters?

    Ledley King and Thierry Henry
  258. 1212: 
    Aaron Ramsey and Jon Flanagan

    Before we get going with today's action, you can get stuck into the key talking points from another enthralling weekend in the Premier League on MOTD2 Extra.

    On today's show, Mark Chapman is joined by commentator Steve Wilson, former Republic of Ireland international Kevin Kilbane and Sunday Telegraph football correspondent Jason Burt.

    Watch the show on BBC One and the BBC Sport website from 1215 GMT.

  259. 1209: 

    Just the two top-flights games to focus on today then, but plenty to chew over.

    Everton v Tottenham (1330 GMT)

    Cardiff v Swansea (1600 GMT)

  260. 1205: 

    There is also some more city-wide one-upmanship going on in today's first Premier League match.

    Everton can leapfrog Liverpool with victory over Tottenham, while Spurs will overtake Chelsea and move second behind Arsenal if they take the three points.

    Hostilities break out at Goodison Park at 1330 GMT.

  261. 1200: 

    In 1927, hundreds of Swansea fans, in a spirit of Welsh brotherhood, travelled to Wembley to cheer Cardiff to FA Cup victory over Arsenal.

    Those Bluebirds and Swans won't be flocking together so friendly today.

    The last time they met in February 2011, some Swansea fans wore snorkels to remind their rivals that they had reportedly been forced into the shallows during some previous seaside crowd trouble.

    Shirley Bassey, Rob Brydon, Charlotte Church, Michael Heseltine, Enzo Maccarinelli, prepare yourselves.

    The first ever top-flight south Wales derby hoves into view at 1600 GMT.

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Last updated 03 Nov 2013 UK

Barclays Premier League summary table; it charts each team by position, team name, games played, total goal difference and points
Position Team Played Goal Difference Points
No movement 1 Arsenal 10 13 25
No movement 2 Chelsea 10 8 20
No movement 3 Liverpool 10 7 20
Moving up 4 Tottenham 10 4 20
Moving down 5 Man City 10 17 19
Moving down 6 Southampton 10 7 19
No movement 7 Everton 10 4 19
No movement 8 Man Utd 10 4 17
No movement 9 Newcastle 10 -2 14
No movement 10 Hull 10 -2 14
No movement 11 West Brom 10 0 13
Moving up 12 Cardiff 10 -4 12
Moving down 13 Swansea 10 0 11
Moving down 14 Aston Villa 10 -3 11
Moving down 15 West Ham 10 0 10
Moving down 16 Fulham 10 -5 10
Moving down 17 Stoke 10 -4 9
No movement 18 Norwich 10 -14 8
No movement 19 Sunderland 10 -15 4
No movement 20 Crystal Palace 10 -15 3

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