Premier League: Man Utd, Spurs, Chelsea & Man City in action

Reaction after wins for Chelsea, Manchester City and Hull, while Manchester United draw at Spurs and Fulham sack Martin Jol.

1 December 2013 Last updated at 11:00

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    That's it then, seven-and-a-half-hours after we started I'm calling it a day from the Premier League.

    Don't forget that you can follow the night's European action, with Barcelona and PSG still to come.

    See you later.

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    MOTD's Jonathan Pearce at Stamford BridgeFULL-TIME- Chelsea 3-1 Southampton

    "Chelsea looked much better with two up-front. They were able to stretch the game in a way they weren't in the first half. The big question now is how do Southampton react from this."

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    NoneyBoi: Hope Mourinho has seen how good Mata is, he should stop making things difficult for himself.

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    BORUC INJURY

    Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino says that goalkeeper Artur Boruc is on his way to hospital to have an X-ray on his injury as they are not sure what he has done.

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    MANAGER REACTION- Man City 3-0 Swansea
    Manuel Pellegrini

    Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini: "I'm very pleased because we won against a very difficult team, especially when they had possession. We didn't play very well in the first half but in the second we scored two goals and had more chances.

    "Costel Pantilimon did very well, he didn't have too much work but when he needed to be there he really did well."

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    John Terry back for England? Surely not...

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    MOTD presenter Gary LinekerChelsea 3-1 Southampton

    "Given England's blatant weakness in central defence, would a call from Roy Hodgson to John Terry be on the cards?"

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    MANAGER REACTION- Man City 3-0 Swansea
    Michael Laudrup

    Swansea boss Michael Laudrup: "Our tactics before the game were to try and keep the ball and we played a good first half but you could see some of their players need a split-second to turn game around.

    "It's strange to lose 3-0 when we have done so many good things. That's the difference between having good players, like we have, and maybe the world-class players that play for them."

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    Steve in Isle of Wight: Arsenal's year to be champions. If they buy a world class striker in January.

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    KOMPANY BACK?- Man City 3-0 Swansea

    Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini on when injured defender Vincent Kompany can return: "I think he will be fit [for the West Brom game] on Wednesday."

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    Gwalch Mon: Are we to expect Martin Jol to arrive at Hillsborough any time soon?!!

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    Fifteen goals in today's games then - I hoped for 15+ when we started off at 11am this morning and the Premier League did not let us down once again.

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    PLAYER REACTION- Man City 3-0 Swansea
    Samir Nasri

    Manchester City goalscorer Samir Nasri: "Everything is fine at the moment, we had a tough first half but we came back with the best intentions, scored three goals and kept a clean sheet so it's a good afternoon for us.

    "We have to improve our form away from home and we have two games to do this this week. Six points is not a lot, in terms of the gap before we face Arsenal."

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    Nat from Kent: Could this be the top four in order at the end of the season??

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    MANAGER REACTION- Chelsea 3-1 Southampton

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho: "What can you do when they score after 13 seconds? It was the worst possible start but we were able to keep balanced and take a risk in the second half.

    "We kept calm and the second-half performance was really good. We showed heart and a bit of quality. I told them at half-time that it is easy to play when you are winning but it is more enjoyable to win when you had been losing. They showed character and Juan Mata was a fake winger. We gave Southampton problems that they could not solve.

    "In this crazy league this result is important as once again title contenders have dropped points."

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    QPR midfielder Joey BartonChelsea 3-1 Southampton

    "Chelsea showed fighting spirit in that second period. Too powerful for the young and impressive Southampton team. Manchester City still win the league."

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    BBC Radio 5 liveTHE NEW BOSS

    New Fulham head coach Rene Meulensteen has been speaking to BBC Radio 5 live.

    "Fulham have had too many poor results. They have had a few games when they should have picked up more points," he said.

    "Fulham are not used to that. You have to be realistic - tables do not lie and you are there for a reason. That can be down to a lack of quality, luck or whatever it is.

    "Everyone at the club needs to realise we must invest. As a staff we need to do the same. We need to look how we can strengthen this squad to ensure Fulham stay in the Premier League.

    "I have not spoken to Shahid Khan recently. I am sure I will speak to him soon, everyone knows the background of Mr Khan and his intentions.

    "His intentions will be for Fulham to stay in the Premier League. These are the things we will discuss. I spoke to Martin Jol straight away. We had a long conversation, for maybe 30 minutes.

    "There is no sort of hard feelings between him and myself. We have known each other for more than 25 years."

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    EUROPEAN ACTION

    Not enough live football action for you? Not a problem.

    Head over to the European football live text commentary where Juventus are in action, with Barcelona and PSG coming up later on.

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    Reading striker Jason Roberts on BBC Radio 5 liveFULL-TIME- Chelsea 3-1 Southampton

    "When you come to places like this, you try to impose yourself like Southampton did. You knew Chelsea would come back into it, and their quality showed when they did.

    "This is why Jose Mourinho has never lost a league game at home for Chelsea."

  20. 1806: 
    THE TOP HALF
    Premier League

    Plenty of movement at the top this afternoon then, with Hull breaking the top 10 and Chelsea and Manchester City moving ominously into the top four.

  21. 1805: 
    FULL-TIME- Chelsea 3-1 Southampton

    And there it is. Three points and second place for Chelsea.

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    Chelsea 3-1 Southampton

    Still playing at Chelsea where you have to say that the hosts have been impressive in the second half. Southampton had them rattled without a doubt but they have come through the test.

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    Liam in Stockport: Superb second half from Chelsea! Jose still the special one. Chelsea still the team to beat.

  24. 1801: 
    DAVE JONES GONE

    The second sacking of the last few hours - Sheffield Wednesday confirm that Dave Jones has left the club.

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    Reading striker Jason Roberts on BBC Radio 5 liveChelsea 3-1 Southampton

    "It is a fantastic finish from Demba Ba. He waited to see what movement the centre-back made, before escaping into space.

    "It was a real striker's goal."

    Listen to commentary of Chelsea v Southampton on BBC Radio 5 live now.

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    FULL-TIME- Man City 3-0 Swansea
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    GOAL- Chelsea 3-1 Southampton - Demba Ba (90 mins)

    That wraps it all up! Half-time replacement Demba Ba times his run superbly to meet Ramires's cross from the left and toe-pokes the ball in at the near post. He does not score many at all but that is a crucial one. Jose Mourinho celebrates with the fans behind the dugout, that's three big points.

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    CLOSE!- Chelsea 2-1 Southampton

    Chelsea don't do a a great job of clearing a Nathaniel Clyne cross, it lands at the feet of Dani Osvaldo and his improvised lob from 25 yards almost catches Petr Cech out - the ball sailing over his head but floating over the top.

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    Alex Smethurst: Champions grind out results after playing badly. That's what Chelsea are doing today.

  30. 1755: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Chelsea 2-1 Southampton

    Jon Mikel Obi is on for Fernando Torres as Chelsea look to see this win out.

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    CLOSE!- Man City 3-0 Swansea

    Samir Nasri for the hat-trick! No!

    Edin Dzeko finds Nasri on the edge of the box, he curls it around the body of Chico Flores but the ball drifts a foot or two wide of the far corner. Great effort yet again.

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    Tom in Manchester: Nasri has been re-born!

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    Reading striker Jason Roberts on BBC Radio 5 liveChelsea 2-1 Southampton

    "Southampton look a bit jaded. Chelsea are winning every challenge now, and they are the team that looks dangerous on the counter-attack."

    Listen to commentary of Chelsea v Southampton on BBC Radio 5 live now.

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    Chelsea 2-1 Southampton

    Into the last 10 minutes - can Southampton equalise? Rickie Lambert almost worms his way through the defence but runs out of steam.

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    Man City 3-0 Swansea

    Keeping this Manchester City side down to three at home is about par I reckon. Aleksandar Kolarov is the latest to go close with a thumping drive over the top. If they could learn how to play away then the rest of the Premier League may as well give up.

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    Jonathan Poole: This has to go down as a win for Mourinho should Chelsea hold on. Outplayed in the first half and he's changed tactics well.

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    SUBSTITUTION- Man City 3-0 Swansea

    A standing ovation, and it's not for Edin Dzeko. He comes on to replace the masterful Sergio Aguero who has been brilliant again. He gets 10 minutes off to rest up for the midweek trip to West Brom.

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    GOAL- Man City 3-0 Swansea - Samir Nasri (77 mins)

    He's a new man. He must have had the same close-season training regimen as Aaron Ramsey, as Samir Nasri grabs his second of the day. It's a lovely move as well, James Milner finding Pablo Zabaleta on the overlap, he gets his head up and picks out the arriving Nasri perfectly and the Frenchman delivers a crisp. low finish with his left foot.

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    Shane Lees: Southampton need to start passing the ball again. That's what makes this team, and if they can't do that there is no chance.

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    CLOSE!- Chelsea 2-1 Southampton

    Demba Ba should have wrapped this up for Chelsea as he gets in behind the Saints defence but he drags his shot inches wide of the far corner. That would have done it with 15 minutes left.

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    John Terry

    Statisticians Opta: 34 - In his 400th PL appearance, John Terry scores his 34th goal. Excluding penalties, he is the top scoring defender in PL history. Leader.

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    MOTD presenter Gary LinekerChelsea 2-1 Southampton

    "Jose Mourinho is a master of the half-time team talk."

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    CLOSE!- Man City 2-0 Swansea

    Sergio Aguero wants a goal and he goes close again, spinning away from a defender to put a ball across the face of goal. He then finds Jesus Navas with a chip but Swansea are able to block.

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    CLOSE!- Man City 2-0 Swansea

    Got to be! No!

    They are queuing up to put James Milner's cross away, but Jesus Navas, Fernandinho and then Sergio Aguero can't master a bouncing ball and it ends with Aguero hooking the ball over the bar.

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    Jordan Brown: Two goals from two defenders. Who says Chelsea need Lukaku?

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    CLOSE!- Man City 2-0 Swansea

    It's all clicking for the home side now as Yaya Toure finds Sergio Aguero, he turns his man and the ball pops up for the arriving Pablo Zabaleta, who curls over from 15 yards. Good chance.

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    Jimmy Armfield, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra at Etihand StadiumMan City 2-0 Swansea

    "In the second half, Swansea haven't picked up the momentum that they had early on. Michael Laudrup hasn't got many options, though, as Michu and Wilfried Bony are out injured."

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    Reading striker Jason Roberts on BBC Radio 5 liveChelsea 2-1 Southampton

    "What a ball from Juan Mata, the quality was absolutely sensational. You knew Chelsea could not play badly for 90 minutes."

    Listen to commentary of Chelsea v Southampton on BBC Radio 5 live now.

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    GOAL- Chelsea 2-1 Southampton - John Terry (62 mins)

    Chelsea haven't been great, but they retain that ability to grind results out. When in doubt, hit the centre-half and it's John Terry this time who nets on his 400th Premier League appearance.

    The first corner is cleared, Frank Lampard spins the pass out to Juan Mata, and his cross is perfect for Terry to loop a header into the net.

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    Mathew Thorley: Nasri is like a new signing for City. Complete transformation after last season.

    James Hayman: Cahill!! Scrappy but we will take it!

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    SUBSTITUTION- Man City 2-0 Swansea

    City purring now. Samir Nasri flicks a pass over the top and Alvaro Negredo beats the offside trap but can't quite reach it and the ball runs out.

    A change then sees James Milner replace Negredo in a change of shape, while Wayne Routledge is on in place of Pablo Hernadnez.

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    SUBSTITUTION- Chelsea 1-1 Southampton

    Artur Boruc was injured as he tried to keep out that Chelsea equaliser, so Paolo Gazzaniga is on in goal for the final half hour. This is a test.

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    Reading striker Jason Roberts on BBC Radio 5 liveChelsea 1-1 Southampton

    "You do not want to give a goal away from a set-piece in which you do not get near the ball when there are four touches of the ball in the penalty box."

    Listen to commentary of Chelsea v Southampton on BBC Radio 5 live now.

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    GOAL- Man City 2-0 Swansea - Samir Nasri (58 mins)

    City have been much improved since the break and double their lead with a really slick goal, Yaya Toure running at, and beating, two or three challenges before finding Samir Nasri inside the area. He dances around Ashley Williams' challenge and slots in.

    Samir Nasri celebrates
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    GOAL- Chelsea 1-1 Southampton - Gary Cahill (55 mins)

    Goal! Demba Ba hits the post after John Terry flicks on a corner, and Gary Cahill reacts brilliantly to adjust his position and flick a header into the open net.

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    CLOSE!- Man City 1-0 Swansea

    Sergio Aguero takes the full brunt of - er - Dwight Tiendalli's rear in his face as they go up for a header. He shakes it off though and from the corner Alvaro Negredo heads over the bar.

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    Chelsea 0-1 Southampton

    Luke Shaw is tripped by Ramires and Mauricio Pochettino berates the fourth official - no need for his interpreter there...

  58. 1721: 
    FOOTBALL LEAGUE UPDATE

    Wigan produced an improved second-half showing in the Championship but despite Nick Powell's sixth of the season - a header from Emmerson Boyce's cross - they could not mount a comeback as Derby claimed a 3-1 win and moved fifth as a result.

    In League One, neither Oldham nor Bradford could find a second-half winner, and it has finished 1-1 at Boundary Park.

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    CLOSE!- Man City 1-0 Swansea

    Yaya Toure spins a pass over the top, Sergio Aguero's first touch is magical as he brings it down and glides past Ashley Williams in one movement, he goes round keeper Gerhard Tremmel as well but then runs out of turf and puts his shot into the side-netting. Wonderful touch!

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    YELLOW CARD- Man City 1-0 Swansea

    Jesus Navas takes his man on, beats him and flashes in a cross which Sergio Aguero turns toward goal - with his hands! Hands up above his head and referee Mark Clattenburg hands him a booking, Naughty naughty...

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    KICK-OFF- Chelsea 0-1 Southampton

    Back under way...

  62. 1714: 
    Man City 1-0 Swansea

    Alvaro Negredo and Sergio Aguero link up superbly again and Negredo is almost in on goal but his touch gets away from him!

  63. 1713: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Chelsea 0-1 Southampton

    Another change for Chelsea at the break as Demba Ba is on in place of Michael Essien - who had a stinker of a half.

  64. 1712: 
    KICK-OFF- Man City 1-0 Swansea

    Jonjo Shelvey gets us going again at the Etihad.

  65. 1710: 
    Chelsea 0-1 Southampton

    Can Southampton hang on to win this? Jose Mourinho still hasn't lost a Premier League game at home of course - though West Brom came so, so close last time out...

    You can listen back to BBC Radio 5 live commentary of Jay Rodriguez's opener now online.

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    Joey Barton, Footballer

    "Southampton on that 1st half performance, look the real deal. Well organised. Look to play and counter at every opportunity. #goodtosee"

  67. 1706: 
    THE FULHAM JOB

    Interestingly, there is no mention in Fulham's statement of whether Rene Meulensteen's appointment is a permanent one. They are playing it by ear it seems.

    Meulensteen, 49, will take charge of the team for Wednesday's match with Tottenham at Craven Cottage.

    He was appointed as head coach of Fulham on 13 November after a spell at Manchester United, where he worked alongside Sir Alex Ferguson between 2007 and last summer.

    Rene Meulensteen
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    Andy Crotty: Southampton are refreshing to watch. Playing with pure quality in a side you wouldn't expect to see in third in the Premier League.

    Andy Knowles: Since the goal, Swansea been by far the better team and Manchester City are lucky to be ahead at the break.

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    HALF-TIME STATS- Man City 1-0 Swansea
    man City v Swansea

    Swansea can be very pleased with their first half display - apart from conceding so early on. They have looked very slick and smart, and should certainly be level at least.

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    MOTD's Jonathan Pearce at Stamford BridgeChelsea 0-1 Southampton

    "I think we will see a better Chelsea in the second half. Southampton were gifted the lead by a horror mistake by Michael Essien."

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    Jimmy Armfield, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra at Etihand StadiumHALF-TIME- Man City 1-0 Swansea

    "Swansea have had the better possession and three chances. Jonjo Shelvey's first two efforts were very good shots, then Jonathan De Guzman had a great chance but he put it over the top. That is a worrying aspect for Michael Laudrup but more worrying for Manuel Pellegrini is how his midfield are matching up against Swansea's."

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    Reading striker Jason Roberts on BBC Radio 5 liveHALF-TIME- Chelsea 0-1 Southampton

    "I have been so impressed by Southampton. They have showed so much bravery and have got into the faces of the Chelsea players.

    "They look like the title challengers, not Chelsea. Southampton have dominated possession, squeezed high and won every challenge."

    Listen to commentary of Chelsea v Southampton on BBC Radio 5 live now.

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    MANAGER REACTION- Hull City 3-1 Liverpool
    Steve BRuce

    Hull City manager Steve Bruce on protests against club owner Assem Allam: "I understand that it is about history and tradition but the one thing that we cannot allow is for it to fester and become an issue.

    "I think that because of what the owner said earlier in the day the atmosphere was terrific today, but I don't think that he did that deliberately!

    "I think that this club would not be here without the owner. It it has rumbled on but it has to come to happy conclusion. I am happy to speak to the owner and give him my opinion, but as I said earlier if he wants us to play in pink fairy dresses then he is entitled to that view."

  74. 1659: 
    HALF-TIME- Chelsea 0-1 Southampton

    Jose isn't around to see the whistle, I imagine he's setting up his team-talk on Powerpoint...

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    Chelsea 0-1 Southampton

    BBC Sport's Owen Phillips at Stamford Bridge: "Jose Mourinho just disappeared down the tunnel. Looking pretty upset."

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    Man City 1-0 Swansea

    That is arguably the best a team has played at the Etihad this season - Bayern Munich excepted of course.

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    Reading striker Jason Roberts on BBC Radio 5 liveChelsea 0-1 Southampton

    "What a save from Artur Boruc. You could see Frank Lampard ghosting in to try and get on the ball after Boruc's one-handed save.

    "Fernando Torres is coming up in those classic centre-forward positions. He is also retaining the ball very well and playing people in."

    Listen to commentary of Chelsea v Southampton on BBC Radio 5 live now.

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    Weston Mberikwazvo: The more I see Wanyama for Southampton the more I feel Manchester United were ripped off by Everton for Fellaini. He is more than twice the player!

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    HALF-TIME- Man City 1-0 Swansea
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    SITTER!- Man City 1-0 Swansea

    What a miss! It's brilliant build-up play as well as Jonathan de Guzman nutmegs Martin Demichelis to play himself clean through, Costel Pantilimon comes out and a dink would find the net but De Guzman blazes it over!

    Massive moment in the game.

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    GREAT SAVE!- Chelsea 0-1 Southampton

    This is a super save! Artur Boruc defies physics to change direction while in mid-air and keep out Fernando Torres's header with one hand! Brilliance from the Pole.

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    Chelsea 0-1 Southampton

    BBC Sport's Owen Phillips at Stamford Bridge: "Saints fans taunting Chelsea as their side have a couple of decent spells of possession - singing "We've still got Rickie on the bench."

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    SUBSTITUTION- Chelsea 0-1 Southampton

    Oscar cannot continue and Frank Lampard is on. Chelsea need him to inspire them here.

  84. 1651: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Chelsea 0-1 Southampton

    This is better from Chelsea - Oscar gets on the end of Fernando Torres's cross from the right and forces Artur Boruc into a save. Oscar took a knock a moment ago and is struggling though.

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    Jimmy Armfield, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra at Etihand StadiumMan City 1-0 Swansea

    "They look a bit hesitant, Manchester City, and I think it's a lack of support from midfield. Swansea have had more efforts at goal and their manager Michael Laudrup will wonder why his team have not equalised."

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    Has Rio's Twitter been hacked?

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    Manchester United centre-back Rio FerdinandChelsea 0-1 Southampton

    "Pochettino's Saints flying. Heavily influenced by Bielsa (played for him) it seems. Similar to Bielsa's Athletic Bilbao team's intensity..."

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    MANAGER REACTION- Hull City 3-1 Liverpool

    Hull City boss Steve Bruce: "It is always nice to turn over Liverpool, but it was the response after the loss to Crystal Palace that pleased me. We can't enjoy it too long we have Arsenal on Wednesday. It was our day today, you can talk too much about systems sometimes. The players that we have picked all played well today.

    "The results like today give some of these players, some of whom have not played in the Premier League confidence that they can go and beat teams like Liverpool."

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    Chelsea 0-1 Southampton

    BBC Sport's Owen Phillips at Stamford Bridge: "Ex-Chelsea boss & striker Gianluca Vialli is sat in front of the press box. One miffed fan just asked him to get his kit on."

  90. 1645: 
    Chelsea 0-1 Southampton

    Testing free-kick for Chelsea to defend and they just about get the ball clear. It's been a better 10 minutes for the Saints though.

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    David Ljunggren: Chelsea don't give the impression of being happy at all. I've rarely seen Hazard look so anonymous.

    The last thing you want is an anonymous hazard

  92. 1643: 
    PENALTY APPEAL- Man City 1-0 Swansea

    Now then - Martin Demichelis has an armful of Pablo Hernandez's shirt as the two tussle for the ball but referee Mark Clattenburg is unmoved.

  93. 1642: 
    YELLOW CARD- Chelsea 0-1 Southampton

    It may be another 19 months before Michael Essien gets a start at this rate. He's just been booked for a dive that was so bad you had to laugh at it.

  94. 1641:  
    Reading striker Jason Roberts on BBC Radio 5 liveChelsea 0-1 Southampton

    "What a performance thus far from Luke Shaw. He is good going forward and is quick.

    "When I played against him I was impressed by his assuredness and his physicality. As an older professional you try and test youngsters with your strength, and he was more than up to it."

    Listen to commentary of Chelsea v Southampton on BBC Radio 5 live now.

  95. 1640: 
    HITS THE WOODWORK- Man City 1-0 Swansea

    Scratch that - City go close to a second. First, Sergio Aguero shoots on the stretch to force Gerhard Tremmel into the save and then from the corner Martin Demichelis heads against the crossbar, with Joleon Lescott and Aguero unable to turn the rebound in!

  96. 1639: 
    Man City 1-0 Swansea

    Swansea have found a way of playing Manchester City at home - make it an away game by bossing the ball. City are not great on the road and at the moment they are not great at home.

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    Fergie at Fulham? Come on now...

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    Graham Stokoe: So Jol has gone. Surely after Meulensteen was employed it was always going to be a matter of time.

    Kaneyboy: I'm just surprised it took Fulham this long to sack Jol, step up Meulensteen! The man who lasted 16 days in Russia.

    MehraN EbrahimI: This season is all set for Alex Ferguson to come out of retirement and save Fulham!

  99. 1634: 
    CLOSE!- Chelsea 0-1 Southampton

    Southampton youngster James Ward-Prowse goes close with a free-kick from wide out on the left.

    Has there ever been more free-kicks scored in a season? They seem to be flying in from all angles.

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    John in London: Why didn't Tony Pulis wait two more weeks!!! Like he was desperate to get back into the game. Fulham or Crystal Palace he could have chosen!

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    CLOSE!- Man City 1-0 Swansea

    After that early goal it's been Swansea on top. Nobody was expecting that. Jonjo Shelvey is at it again with another driving run, he then plays in Alvaro Vazquez who drags his shot wide!

    After the recent displays at the Etihad from Norwich and Tottenham - which were more surrender than fight - this is a refreshing change.

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    JOL OUT, MEULENSTEEN IN

    After Fulham sacked Martin Jol, the club say former Manchester United coach Rene Meulensteen "will run first-team duties".

    "Rene Meulensteen was brought to Fulham to assist Martin and today was offered the challenge and opportunity to step in for Martin," said owner Shahid Khan. "I thank Rene for accepting and now we move forward. I have great confidence in Rene and high expectations for our squad to respond."

    Meulensteen said: "I appreciate the faith Mr Khan has put in me and will do my very best to honour his trust. We aim to get Fulham back on track, starting [against Tottenham on] Wednesday night."

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    Reading striker Jason Roberts on BBC Radio 5 liveChelsea 0-1 Southampton

    "Southampton goalkeeper Artur Boruc looked very nervous there. He should have got two strong hands behind that Oscar shot rather than parrying it back into the area."

    Listen to commentary of Chelsea v Southampton on BBC Radio 5 live now.

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    MANAGER REACTION- Hull City 3-1 Liverpool
    Brendan Rodgers

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers: "I thought we had plenty of effort and commitment but there were too many mistakes and with the ball we didn't create enough.

    "It was a disappointing result all round. Our confidence was high, but we did not pass the ball well, we got back into it with Stevie's free-kick, but we had plenty of possession with no real penetration.

    "There is no doubt that we miss a player of Daniel Sturridge's quality and we do not have a squad that is big enough to cope with his absence.

    "We cannot dwell on it too much but we now have two games at home and need to kick on but we have to be better than we were today and we will look to do that on Wednesday."

  105. 1629: 
    CLOSE!- Chelsea 0-1 Southampton

    The first opening for Chelsea as Oscar finds a yard of space and forces Artur Boruc into a smart stop, before Branislav Ivanovic hooks an overhead kick wide from the loose ball. Ivanovic was offside though. Chelsea dominating the ball now.

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    Matt Vaughan: In the "unsurprising news" of the day, Martin Jol is sacked weeks after bringing Rene Meulensteen in...

    Richard Parfitt: And who do Fulham think will do a better job than Jol?

    Oliver Viney: Can't believe Fulham took this long after the West Ham game to give Jol the boot.

    Share your reaction to Martin Jol's departure by using #bbcfootball or posting on the BBC Sport Facebook page.

  107. 1626: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Man City 1-0 Swansea

    But Swansea aren't lying down! Jonjo Shelvey is not closed down in midfield and takes on the shot from 25 yards or so, he really connects with this one again and Costel Pantilimon makes a fine save again. Joe Hart watches on.

  108. 1625: 
    Chelsea 0-1 Southampton

    That very early goal has really given Southampton something to hang on to and they look supremely organised so far. Could be a frustrating afternoon for the Chelsea fans.

  109. 1625: 
    Jimmy Armfield on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra at Etihad Stadium:Man City 1-0 Swansea

    "We were right behind that goal and the goalkeeper Gerhard Tremmel never moved. That is just the start that these Manchester City players wanted."

  110. 1623: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Man City 1-0 Swansea

    Swansea have barely had a touch in the opening 15 minutes but from their first attack they draw a decent save from Costel Pantilimon. Jonjo Shelvey lines up the shot from 20 yards and the Romanian has to palm it clear.

  111. 1623:  
    Reading striker Jason Roberts on BBC Radio 5 liveJOL REACTION

    "People speculated if Rene Meulensteen was a ready-made replacement when he came in. Martin Jol is liked by everybody, but you cannot be surprised about that decision after the manner of the 3-0 defeat to West Ham on Saturday.

    "The timing of this gives Meulensteen plenty of time to look at his squad before the January transfer window opens."

  112. 1621: 
    Chelsea 0-1 Southampton

    Southampton continuing to press high up the pitch as Chelsea can't get going.

  113. 1620: 
    TOUGH AT THE TOP
    Premier League

    It's all change at the top of the table then as Manchester City and Southampton move above Chelsea and Liverpool in the early stages.

  114. 1618: 
    GOAL- Man City 1-0 Swansea - Alvaro Negredo (8 mins)

    A beauty from the beast says Manchester City's stadium announcer and who am I to argue? Alvaro Negredo steps up to take a free-kick from 20-odd yards, and he curls a brilliant effort over the wall and into the corner. City ahead early yet again.

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    Dominik Ral: Poor keeping from Cech. Should've been straight out to collect it.

    Alex Scott: Michael Essien take a bow! Stunning through ball...

    Chris Hutchinson: This is why I love football. It never ceases to amaze. What a sport. What a game.

  116.  
    BREAKING NEWS- Fulham sack Jol
    Martin Jol

    Not the biggest shock in the world - Martin Jol has been sacked as Fulham manager, with Rene Meulensteen taking charge of first-team duties.

  117. 1616: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Man City 0-0 Swansea

    Alvaro Negredo takes aim from 20 yards, low backlift and a skidding shot has Gerhard Tremmel flying down to his left. Good save!

  118. 1615: 
    WE LOVE AN EARLY GOAL

    For the third time this season, a player has scored after 13 seconds of a Premier League game. Hats off to Asmir Begovic, Jesus Navas, Jay Rodriguez...

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    Tim Bechervaise: Wowzers, Southampton didn't take long to get going. Game on!

  120. 1613: 
    Chelsea 0-1 Southampton

    Chelsea looked stunned by that goal - which has been unofficially timed at 13 seconds - but they do win a corner which is flicked wide by Gary Cahill. A test of Southampton's credentials? So far, so good I'd say.

  121. 1613:  
    Reading striker Jason Roberts at Stamford BridgeChelsea 0-1 Southampton

    "Jay Rodriguez was calm as he could be. There was no conviction from Michael Essien's pass.

    "What a terrible start from a terrible mistake. I do not know why Essien was even trying to pass it back all the way to Petr Cech, he seriously over-hit his effort to the centre-backs.

    "I think he might have even won the ball too cleanly."

    Listen to commentary of Chelsea v Southampton on BBC Radio 5 live now.

  122. 1612: 
    Man City 0-0 Swansea

    Manchester City also have a very early chance as Sergio Aguero wriggles into the area and gets a shot away, which Gerhard Tremmel holds on to well.

  123. 1610: 
    KICK-OFF- Man City 0-0 Swansea

    My word! Game on at City as well...

  124. 1610: 
    GOAL- Chelsea 0-1 Southampton - Jay Rodriguez (1 min)

    Goodness me! Talk about making an impact! Michael Essien - on his first Premier League start since May 2012 - plays a shocking backpass straight to Jay Rodriguez and the new England man pokes home inside 20 seconds!

    Southampton celebrate
  125. 1610: 
    KICK-OFF- Chelsea 0-0 Southampton

    Under way at Stamford Bridge...

  126. 1609: 
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    Ollie in Reading: Could the Sturridge injury mark a turning point in Liverpool's season?

  127. 1607: 
    Chelsea v Southampton (1610 GMT)

    BBC Sport's Owen Phillips at Stamford Bridge: "Chelsea fans enjoyed the news that they have already gone second in the Premier League thanks to Hull's 3-1 win over Liverpool. A huge cheer greeted that on-pitch announcement. Saints fans making a fair noise too, seemingly determined to enjoy their day. The home crowd were edgy and quiet for the recent 2-2 draw against West Brom. Wonder if they will stay patient today?"

  128. 1605: 

    Chelsea, Manchester City or Southampton could all be second in a few hours' time. Competitive enough for you?

  129. 1603: 
    Chelsea v Southampton (1610 GMT)

    John Terry leads his side out into the tunnel at Stamford Bridge, as Adam Lallana sidles up next to him. This is a real test of the Saints' credentials but they look relaxed as they wait to come out.

  130. 1600: 
    Man City v Swansea (1610 GMT)

    The Etihad greets news of Liverpool's defeat with a big cheer...

  131. 1559:  
    Former Hull manager Phil Brown at KC StadiumHull 3-1 Liverpool

    "The loss of Daniel Sturridge looks a massive blow now for Liverpool. It could be one of those that signals a movement from them in the transfer market.

    "Liverpool were not up to standard today. But to spin that on its head, you have to take your hat off to Hull manager Steve Bruce.

    "He was very tactically astute, playing a 5-3-2 formation to start and then changing it on the hour-mark to a 4-3-3. Those decisions won it for me."

  132. 1556: 
    TOP OF THE TABLE- Chelsea v Southampton (1610 GMT)
    Premier League

    That result is good news for Arsenal, who stay seven points clear at the top for the time being, and also good news for Chelsea who go second without kicking a ball yet.

    Southampton could go second with a win - as could Manchester City...

  133. 1556: 
    FULL-TIME- Hull 3-1 Liverpool

    There it is! Hull beat Liverpool for the first time.

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    Rob in Manchester: Liverpool rarely get a result after a poor performance. The mark of non-champions.

  135. 1552: 
    CLOSE!- Hull 3-1 Liverpool

    Ahmed Elmohamady is clean through and could make it four! But he drags it wide of the post.

  136. 1551: 
    NEW RECORD- Hull 3-1 Liverpool

    If anyone sees Tom Huddlestone with a haircut, the man's a disgrace. He has not ended his two-year goal drought this afternoon. Hull are going to beat Liverpool for the first time in their history though.

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    Matt Berry: Same kind of performance Liverpool were guilty of last year, for a team that finished seventh this shouldn't be totally unexpected.

  138. 1551: 
    LINE-UPS- Man City v Swansea (1610 GMT)

    Man City: Pantilimon, Zabaleta, Demichelis, Lescott, Clichy, Jesus Navas, Toure, Fernandinho, Nasri, Negredo, Aguero. Subs: Hart, Richards, Milner, Dzeko, Kolarov, Javi Garcia, Rodwell.

    Swansea: Tremmel, Tiendalli, Chico, Williams, Ben Davies, Shelvey, Canas, Pozuelo, de Guzman, Hernandez, Vazquez. Subs: Vorm, Amat, Taylor, Dyer, Lamah, Routledge, Donnelly.

    Referee: Mark Clattenburg (Tyne & Wear)

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    Mo: Toure is the shakiest defender I've seen for Liverpool, why is Daniel Agger not starting? Don't even want to get started on Johnson, Moses and Sterling.

    Shaun in Scotland: Liverpool have been absolutely shocking today, a total disgrace. The game has been slipping away. Brendan Rodgers should have made the changes to stop it and failed to do so and has paid for it. Rodgers' inexperience is why Liverpool wont be in the top four.

    Dave with James in York: I love watching Liverpool with my five-year-old son. Two quotes from today - 'Why don't they kick it towards the goal?' And 'they need to bring some better players on'. And we're Liverpool fans.

  140. 1550:  
    Former Hull manager Phil Brown at KC StadiumHull 3-1 Liverpool

    "It was a comedy of errors for that goal. It was like schoolboy football.

    "Hull look like they have got over the finishing line now."

    Listen to updates of Hull v Liverpool on BBC Radio 5 live now.

  141. 1548: 
    GOAL- Hull 3-1 Liverpool - Martin Skrtel (OG 87 mins)

    Tom Huddlestone is mobbed by his team-mates but the clippers will have to stay in the washbag - this is never a Huddlestone goal! Yannick Sagbo holds the ball up and finds the Hud lurking on the edge of the box, he goes for the left-footed chip but it's sailing harmlessly wide until Martin Skrtel diverts it into the net with a stooping header. Game over.

  142. 1547: 
    Hull 2-1 Liverpool

    It's been a great weekend for Arsenal so far hasn't it? Yannick Sagbo nearly makes it even better as he gets away from Kolo Toure but his shot is poor.

  143. 1544: 
    CLOSE!- Hull 2-1 Liverpool

    Luis Suarez lines up a free-kick, central, about 25 yards out. He moves it beautifully over the wall and away from the diving goalkeeper - and it's just wide of the top corner. Almost another sensational free-kick!

  144. 1542: 
    Hull 2-1 Liverpool

    Into the last 10 minutes. Liverpool have increased their tempo a bit but Hull look very solid. Famous last words?

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    Jack from Hull: I think the Hull City fans need to realise that without the Allams in charge Hull wouldn't be playing Liverpool today in the the Premier League.

  146. 1539: 
    Hull 2-1 Liverpool

    It's Hull who look dangerous as we enter the final 10 minutes, Simon Mignolet has to be alert to punch away an inswinging cross.

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    David Gale: Brendan Rodgers has got it all wrong picking Sterling and Toure today.

    Krishan Yadav: Liverpool look pedestrian.

    Ashley Tezoo: Liverpool deserve nothing from this performance. They have been predictable and slow. Only Skrtel should escape criticism.

  148. 1536: 
    Hull 2-1 Liverpool

    That's twice this afternoon that a side have seen their keeper make a great save one minute and scored themselves the next. Hull taking a leaf out of the Manchester United book.

  149. 1536:  
    Former Hull manager Phil Brown at KC StadiumHull 2-1 Liverpool

    "Every time the ball has gone into the Liverpool box from set-pieces, Hull have caused problems."

    Listen to updates of Hull v Liverpool on BBC Radio 5 live now.

  150. 1535: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Hull 2-1 Liverpool

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers makes a change - Luis Alberto is on in place of Victor Moses.

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    Shaun Booth: Good to see Hazard, Mata, Oscar & Torres together for Chelsea. Interestingly, Essien starts - doubt he'll play more than 70 minutes though.

    Deepesh BAJ: Hazard, Mata, Oscar. And Essien. And no Lampard. Is this really happening Mourinho?

    Fahad Khan: Forget Torres, Mata starts for Chelsea. Southampton to feel the Spanish wrath this evening!!

  152. 1534: 
    FOOTBALL LEAGUE LATEST

    Derby have taken a 3-0 lead inside the opening 29 minutes at Wigan in the Championship. After Craig Bryson's early opener, Simon Dawkins put the Rams 2-0 up before a Chris Martin penalty after he had been fouled by James McClean has left the boos ringing out around the DW Stadium.

    In League One Nahki Wells put Bradford ahead at Oldham with his 14th goal of the campaign but the hosts have just hit back through Jonson Clarke-Harris.

  153. 1533: 
    GOAL- Hull 2-1 Liverpool - David Meyler (72 mins)

    Scruffy, scruffy goal! Kolo Toure has three bites at clearing the ball after Hull pump a ball into the mixer, and when the ball eventually falls at the feet of David Meyler he steers a very neat left-foot finish across Simon Mignolet and into the corner! Hull lead.

  154. 1532: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Hull 1-1 Liverpool

    Best chance of the second half! Luis Suarez finds Philippe Coutinho to cross and Victor Moses meets it on the full but somehow Allan McGregror keeps it out - top work!

  155. 1531: 
    Man City v Swansea (1610 GMT)

    Swansea boss Michael Laudrup: "We are prepared but we know we are up against a very good home side - probably the best in the league right now - but we have our possibilities and let's see if it's enough. You can never ignore what the opposition are doing. At home they have scored a lot of goals and won their games but we have to try to keep the ball.

    "If we don't do that, with the players they have, we will struggle."

  156. 1531:  
    Reading striker Jason Roberts at Stamford BridgeChelsea v Southampton (1610 GMT)

    "Ashley Cole will be frustrated - he is a player who is used to playing. When you are a player of his age and experience and you are not playing, you might agitate for a move."

    Listen to commentary of Chelsea v Southampton on BBC Radio 5 live at 1610 GMT.

  157. 1530: 
    Hull 1-1 Liverpool

    Philippe Coutinho has already sprayed two lovely passes through since coming on. Could he be the key to Liverpool taking all three points? Twenty minutes remain.

  158. 1528: 
    Man City v Swansea (1610 GMT)

    Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini on whether he thought about recalling goalkeeper Joe Hart: "Today we continue the same team as against Tottenham, Joe Hart did really well last Wednesday [in the Champions League] and that was very useful for him."

  159. 1527: 
    SUBSTITUTIONS- Hull 1-1 Liverpool

    Philippe Coutinho - who has not trained this week because of an ankle problem - is on in place of Raheem Sterling, while Liam Rosenior replaces Robert Koren for Hull.

  160. 1526:  
    Former Hull manager Phil Brown at KC StadiumHull 1-1 Liverpool

    "Hull manager Steve Bruce will be able to hear the chants urging his team on. Sometimes you can get caught up in that emotion, but it will be a very good point for him if Hull hold on."

    Listen to updates of Hull v Liverpool on BBC Radio 5 live now.

  161. 1526: 
    Chelsea v Southampton (1610 GMT)

    Ghosting in unnoticed by myself there is the fact that Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien is making his first Premier League start since May 2012 today.

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    Muhammad in Birmingham: There is one world-class player in the Liverpool team and that is insufficient to win games away from home against dogged sides like Hull. Brendan Rodgers has had money to spend, albeit not as much as City or Chelsea, but what he has spent, generally speaking, has been on unproven or unwanted players.

  163. 1523: 
    Hull 1-1 Liverpool

    Curtis Davies again proves to be a handful in the Liverpool penalty area, guiding a header wide from a well-delivered free-kick. Into the last third at the KC - will anyone find a winner?

  164. 1522: 
    LINE-UPS- Chelsea v Southampton (1610 GMT)

    Chelsea: Cech, Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta, Essien, Ramires, Hazard, Mata, Oscar, Torres. Subs: Cole, Lampard, Mikel, Schurrle, Ba, Willian, Schwarzer.

    Southampton: Boruc, Clyne, Fonte, Lovren, Shaw, Wanyama, Schneiderlin, Ward-Prowse, Lallana, Rodriguez, Osvaldo. Subs: Yoshida, Lambert, Steven Davis, Cork, Chambers, Gazzaniga, Hooiveld.

    Referee: Michael Oliver (Northumberland)

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    Desiboi: Whatever's happening at Hull is bad for the game. The FA need to sort this issue. What the owners said about the fans was wrong.

  166. 1519: 
    Hull 1-1 Liverpool

    Luis Suarez throws himself to the ground after going up for a header but there wasn't much contact there. This game is really flagging, it needs a deflected goal or something to liven it up.

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    Spencer in Bedford: AVB, yes there is an agenda against him as the press are so in love with the man he replaced. He can never win.

  168. 1515: 
    Hull 1-1 Liverpool

    It's been a scrappy opening to the second half in Hull, where Robbie Brady is currently seeing stars after heading the back of Kolo Toure's head.

  169. 1515:  
    Former Hull manager Phil Brown at KC StadiumHull 1-1 Liverpool

    "Liverpool have not shown their superior quality often enough for me. Hull have a foothold in this game."

    Listen to updates of Hull v Liverpool on BBC Radio 5 live now.

  170. 1515: 
    BREAKING TEAM NEWS- Chelsea v Southampton (1610 GMT)

    Fernando Torres returns to start for Chelsea, as does Juan Mata.

    Rickie Lambert drops to the bench for Southampton as they make two changes.

    Chelsea XI: Cech; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Essien, Ramires; Mata, Oscar, Hazard; Torres.

    Saints XI: Boruc, Clyne, Fonte, Lovren, Shaw, Wanyama, Schneiderlin, Ward-Prowse, Lallana, Rodriguez, Osvaldo.

  171. 1511: 
    BREAKING TEAM NEWS- Man City v Swansea (1610 GMT)
    Joe Hart

    Joe Hart continues to sit out for Manchester City, who have Joleon Lescott in at the back. Swansea have no Michu or Wilfried Bony so Alvaro Vazquez leads the line. Michel Vorm is not in goal.

    City XI: Pantilimon, Zabaleta, Lescott, Demichelis, Clichy, Fernandinho, Yaya Toure, Navas, Nasri, Negredo, Aguero

    Swansea XI: Tremmel; Tiendalli, Chico Flores, Williams, Davies; Canas, de Guzman, Shelvey, Pozuelo, Hernandez; Vazquez

  172. 1510: 
    Hull 1-1 Liverpool

    Luis Suarez wriggles into the box and gets an early shot away but it's easily held on to by Allan McGregor. Can Hull pull this off? They have never beaten Liverpool.

  173. 1507: 
    FOOTBALL LEAGUE LATEST

    In the day's Championship game, Craig Bryson has hit a third-minute free-kick to put Derby 1-0 up at Wigan.

    In League One it's goalless between Oldham and Bradford and in League Two Newport have beaten Chesterfield 3-2.

  174. 1506: 
    KICK-OFF- Hull 1-1 Liverpool

    'Eye of the Tiger' welcomes Hull back out and we are back under way.

  175. 1505: 
    Chelsea v Southampton (1610 GMT)

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says Tuesday's Champions League defeat against Basel was a bad result and a "really bad performance". But he accepts the blame: "In my teams, when we win, everybody wins; when we lose, I am responsible."

    "Today we will have a difficult match," the Portuguese adds in his programme notes. "But for sure Southampton will have one of their most difficult matches of the season."

  176. 1504: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Tottenham 2-2 Man United

    Manchester United boss David Moyes: "I think the table will sort itself out. I think the big games are all to come in the second half of the season. Undoubtedly Arsenal have been very consistent and they have got off to a great start but there will be a lot of teams now looking to chase them down and hopefully we will be one of them."

  177. 1500: 
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    Dan in Hull: In reply to Dave at 1444 - The issue isn't the money, it's the lack of respect shown to the fans of Hull City with the outrageous comments made. All we've asked is for research showing findings that the name change will add any value, and the Allams have not provided. Not only that, they have made such extreme alienating comments in the media that to not show our distaste would be rolling over and dying. Dictatorship is outdated, and it will not stand.

  178. 1458:  
    BBC Radio 5 live

    You can hear live commentary of both 1610 GMT games on BBC Radio.

    On 5 live, Mike Ingham and Alan Green join Reading striker Jason Roberts for Southampton's trip to play Chelsea. At the same time on 5 live sports extra, John Murray and former England full-back Jimmy Armfield will see if Manchester City can extend their fearsome home record against Swansea.

    5 live will also bring you updates from the day's other two matches. At 1200 GMT, Alistair Bruce-Ball and ex-Crystal Palace striker Mark Bright will be at White Hart Lane for Tottenham's intriguing game with Premier League champions Manchester United. At 1405 GMT, Alistair Yeomans and former Hull manager Phil Brown will see how the Tigers get on at home to high-flying Liverpool.

  179. 1458:  
    John Motson on MOTD ExtraMan City v Swansea (1610 GMT)

    "Manchester City have scored 41 goals in 10 home games. The problem is if Swansea have not get their main striker playing, Manchester City will probably roll them over. You'd probably fear for any club going there."

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    Asika Mac Chukwudi: This Hull team is only capable of scoring accidental goals.

  181. 1456:  
    MOTD's Steve Bower at the KCHALF-TIME- Hull 1-1 Liverpool

    "It has been a game of few chances, but Jake Livermore's deflected effort closely followed by Steven Gerrard's precise free-kick send the teams down the tunnel with the scores level."

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    Samuel Oldroyd: Re Dave 1444: I would prefer to be in League One as Hull City than in the Premier League as Hull Tigers.

    Ephraim Mafara: You are 'spot on' Dave the truth hurts, you can't have your cake & eat it, there is no room for foolish sentiment in football.

    Matthew Webb: Money is important, but so is history and these owners must show more respect.

  183. 1455: 

    JP channelling Eminem there. Genius.

  184. 1454:  
    MOTD's Jonathan Pearce at Stamford BridgeChelsea v Southampton (1610 GMT)

    "Will the real Chelsea stand up please? Is it the slick, swift attacking side that totally dominated West Ham last weekend with a full-blooded performance so reminiscent of the Blues in Mourinho's first spell?

    "Or is it the anaemic, lacklustre team that sagged to defeat in Basel on Tuesday without even testing the goalkeeper?"

  185. 1454:  
    MOTD's John Motson at the EtihadMan City v Swansea (1610 GMT)

    "With the form that free-scoring Manchester City are in at the moment, they won't be just expecting to beat Swansea, they will fancy themselves to rattle a few goals past them.

    "With 41 goals in all competitions at home this season, Manuel Pellegrini's side are clearly full of confidence on their own turf, and I think the manager is now at the stage where he knows his best team.

    "How do you stop a side like Manchester City in their current form? That is the question facing Swansea, who will remember their first-ever game in the Premier League two-and-a-half years ago when they lost 4-0 in this fixture, with Sergio Aguero scoring twice on his debut."

  186. 1453: 

    Not one, but two games still to come at 1610 GMT. Here's what to expect:

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    Richard Wolfman: Liverpool missing first touch of Sturridge up front to control ball. Moses and Sterling showing what they're missing.

  188. 1452: 
    Tottenham 2-2 Man United

    AVB came out fighting then after his side's 2-2 draw with Manchester United. Is there a media agenda against him?

  189. 1451: 
    HALF-TIME- Hull 1-1 Liverpool

    Great reception from the home fans as referee Howard Webb brings the first half to a close.

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    Anup Raundal: Games like these cost Liverpool the title in 08-09 season. Nothing less than three points if Liverpool are to even qualify for Champions League.

  191. 1449: 
    YELLOW CARD- Hull 1-1 Liverpool

    Robbie Brady is booked for a pretty lame dive and then has the cheek to argue his case!

    And then Liverpool get Luis Suarez into a shooting position for the first time, but the number seven fluffs his lines, bobbling a tame shot at Allan McGregor.

  192. 1448: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Tottenham 2-2 Man United

    More from Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas's interview wit the BBC's Steve Wilson:

    "We sit with the possibility of going into the semi-finals of the league cup, for a team that has not won a trophy since 2008, and have qualified for the next stage of the Europa League with 15 points from our group so to have that kind of driven agenda is not correct in my opinion."

    SW: A media driven agenda Andre? You say 'driven'. By who?

    "I don't know. You can probably tell me who. But that is my opinion at least and I think we have responded in great fashion today. So the unity is there and the organisation is there. We need to find the efficiency on our finishing situations and I think when that happens we will bounce back."

  193. 1446: 
    Hull 1-1 Liverpool

    Martin Skrtel and Jon Flanagan get into a tangle and Hull nearly take advantage. Luis Suarez is finding himself isolated up front for Liverpool and is beginning to look frustrated as we approach half-time.

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    Dave: To all these 'fans' that hate the name change of Hull City and hate the owner, imagine the situation your team would be in without him. £35m in debt before he took over and now in the Premier League. Stop being such immature 'fans' and admit money talks and without money you would be sitting somewhere in League One.

  195. 1443: 
    Hull 1-1 Liverpool

    Tom Huddlestone's barber continues to starve as the midfielder crashes a shot straight at Simon Mignolet. Yannick Sagbo then runs the channels well but his cross is poor. Hull look good up until the final third.

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    Johnny Magrinho: Not convinced with Sterling and Moses on the wings. No width at all and Suarez having to do twice as much because of it.

  197. 1440: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Tottenham 2-2 Man United
    Danny Welbeck

    More from Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas: "The referee does not see that Danny Welbeck leaves his leg out to collide with the keeper. The keeper has no intentions to bring the player down as you can see. He is not raising his hands, his hands are on the floor.

    "But it is not the first time that I have had seen us concede penalties against Manchester United where players leave their leg to make contact and then fall down. I can understand it is difficult for referee Mike Dean to analyse but I don't think he is a good position to judge and for me it is a bad call."

  198. 1439: 
    Hull 1-1 Liverpool

    Lovely touch from Luis Suarez almost flicks Steven Gerrard through on goal as Liverpool look to raise it. Allan McGregor still hasn't had a save to make though.

  199. 1438: 
    Hull 1-1 Liverpool

    Statisticians Opta: 4 - Steven Gerrard has scored four goals in four Premier League appearances against Hull City. Uncaged.

  200. 1436: 
    Hull 1-1 Liverpool
    Hull v Liverpool

    One shot, One goal. That's how Liverpool roll.

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    Stacy Phillips: That's why Gerrard is class. Drags Liverpool out of the mire when needed.

  202. 1434:  
    Former Hull manager Phil Brown at KC StadiumHull 1-1 Liverpool

    "It was back-foot defending from Hull in the run up to that free-kick being given away. Allan McGregor stepped behind the wall, and he had to trust them.

    "It allowed Steven Gerrard to put it in on his side."

    Listen to updates of Hull v Liverpool on BBC Radio 5 live now.

  203. 1431: 
    GOAL- Hull 1-1 Liverpool - Steven Gerrard (27 mins)

    Steven Gerrard regains his territory, bending in a sweet free-kick from 20 yards! Inch perfect that one, bending around the wall and into the corner, leaving Allan McGregor with no chance!

    Steven Gerrard celebrates
  204. 1430: 
    YELLOW CARD- Hull 1-0 Liverpool

    Jordan Henderson is felled by Curtis Davies and the Hull man goes into the book. Free-kick in what I now call 'Kyle Walker territory'.

  205. 1429:  
    Former Liverpool striker Robbie FowlerHull 1-0 Liverpool

    "Victor Moses for me.... Try to do that in the right areas."

  206. 1428: 
    Hull 1-0 Liverpool

    Liverpool's response to going behind is a positive one as Victor Moses - who lost the ball cheaply before Jake Livermore scored - runs at the Hull defence and almost finds Raheem Sterling.

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    Kaylan Geekie: Liverpool passing is pedestrian. No movement. Won't win this playing like this.

    Theo Townsend: Liverpool bad away, as per usual. Hull playing football that we aspire to for the goal! Change the record, Brendan!

  208. 1427: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Tottenham 2-2 Man United
    Andre Villas-Boas

    Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas: "Obviously it was not a bad result, because against Manchester United it is always difficult, but I think, due to fact that we took a heavy defeat against Manchester City, this was a great response from players.

    "They played with no fear and with great desire and our performance showed the unity that surrounds us."

  209. 1426:  
    Former Hull manager Phil Brown at KC StadiumHull 1-0 Liverpool

    "The sloppy play from Liverpool thus far was emphasised there. Victor Moses gave the ball away poorly, and Jake Livermore only had a shot on his mind when he went through."

    Listen to updates of Hull v Liverpool on BBC Radio 5 live now.

  210. 1425: 
    GOAL- Hull 1-0 Liverpool - Jake Livermore (20 mins)

    That's what the game needed! A first Premier League goal for Jake Livermore! Neat build-up sees the Spurs loanee exchange passes with David Meyler, he shoots from 25 yards and it takes a huge deflection off the heels of Martin Skrtel and drifts over the head of Simon Mignolet and into the net.

    Hull's players celebrate after Jake Livermore's goal
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    Patric Parker: Mr Allam might well remember that it's the fans who pay for the tickets and without them there would be no football club. We do not need people with such views in English football - time for the FA to take action.

    Abbas Ansari: This is what happens when non-footballing people get involved in buying clubs, the fans get a raw deal.

    Jacqueline Slee: Poor Hull City fans. Don't deserve to be treated like this.

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    Sarah in Wakefield: How many times have people written off Man Utd by Christmas only for them to get their act together? The question is: can Moyes produce that same reaction as SAF has done so brilliantly in the past?

  213. 1421: 
    CLOSE!- Hull 0-0 Liverpool

    An effort on goal - not a great one, but an effort - as Curtis Davis heads a cross wide for Hull. Moments earlier the hosts had put together a slick move but Robert Koren laid the ball off poorly and it was intercepted.

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    Jack Igglesden: I don't have a good feeling about this game. Typical game for Liverpool to drop points.

  215. 1420: 
    Hull 0-0 Liverpool
    Hull owner Assam Allam

    Hull owner Assem Allam, who has told fans "they can die as soon as they want" in response to protests about his plans to change the club's name, looks like he's having a lovely winter afternoon. His companion to his left, not so much...

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    Lewis Reeves: Moses and Sterling must step up today otherwise Liverpool are going to look vulnerable.

  217. 1417: 
    Hull 0-0 Liverpool

    No real chances to speak of still at the KC, where most of the attention is on which songs the Hull fans are singing. Jon Flanagan - at left-back for Liverpool today - gives it away cheaply after some promising build-up.

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    Paul in Dundee: I'm sure most Everton fans are delighted with their managerial change. Boring, one dimensional and insipid tactics replaced with bright, imaginative football. Couldn't have worked better for them.

  219. 1414: 
    FACEBOOK GALLERY

    There's already been some cracking action in the Premier League today, with plenty more in store no doubt. Why not join Morph in the gallery, with images from Sunday's matches on the BBC Sport Facebook page.

  220. 1411: 
    Hull 0-0 Liverpool

    Liverpool doing all the running now as Steven Gerrard sets them on their way with a magnificent raking pass out to Raheem Sterling on the right. He wins a corner but again Curtis Davies is strong to head clear. The pass was superb though.

  221. 1409: 
    Hull 0-0 Liverpool

    Victor Moses is involved early on, twice driving into space on the left wing and putting over low crosses which Hull defend well. He's on the left with Raheem Sterling on the right so far.

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    Andy from Somerset: Big game for Victor Moses this afternoon, big loss to lose Daniel Sturridge for potentially two months. Liverpool to win by two goals.

  223. 1407: 
    Hull 0-0 Liverpool

    Robbie Brady at left wing-back for Hull makes a bright run down the wing before Yannick Sagbo drifts offside. 'We know who we are' sing the home fans.

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    Claudia in London: You cannot entirely rule out a team like Man Utd of the title race on the 1 December. They are unpredictable and when RvP is back, who knows what could happen?

  225. 1405: 
    KICK-OFF- Hull 0-0 Liverpool

    And we are off...

  226. 1403: 
    Hull v Liverpool (1405 GMT)

    Hull have never beaten Liverpool in 16 previous meetings - is today the day?

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    David Moyes

    Bob Boyle: When Manchester United beat Arsenal it was to stop an insurmountable 11-point gap; it has grown from five to nine points since.

    Stu Stevenson: Yet again Moyes doesn't make changes until late and then makes poor ones. Why does Ashley Young get on the bench? Very poor.

    Matt Harding: A point at White Hart Lane is all Utd got last season, don't forget. Two home matches to come.

  228. 1400: 
    Hull v Liverpool (1405 GMT)

    I can already hear the Hull crowd singing 'City till I die' as the players form up in the KC tunnel. We're in for plenty more of that over the next two hours.

  229. 1359: 
    WAYNE'S GAME- Tottenham 2-2 Man United
    Wayne Rooney

    Scorer of two goals, chief defender from set-pieces, taker of free-kicks and corners - Wayne Rooney was everywhere for Manchester United today. A superb display from the United man.

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    Kayleigh: Yet another draw for Everton, oops I mean Manchester United!! Not good enough, a long run of consecutive wins is needed from United or they won't be having Champions League football next season, let alone challenge for the title.

  231. 1356: 

    United out of the title race? On 1 December? I wouldn't be so sure...

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    Ahmad Sultaninho: I think it's fair to say Tottenham and United are out of the title race, great news for Arsenal.

    Belete Eshetea: SAF's Man Utd team would have won this game!

  233. 1356:  
    Former Crystal Palace striker Mark Bright at White Hart LaneTottenham 2-2 Man United

    "It was a huge improvement from Tottenham from last weekend's game. When the top teams meet, Tottenham have only taken two points from those big meetings thus far.

    "They did not expect to be where they are after spending £100m. They are a point behind Manchester United, but they only bought one player.

    "United are getting better. It was a good game in which Spurs missed too many opportunities in the first half."

  234. 1354: 
    TOP OF THE TABLE- Hull v Liverpool (1405 GMT)
    Premier League

    Liverpool can shorten the gap to leaders Arsenal to four points with a win this afternoon then, but a win for Hull would actually see Chelsea go second on goal difference before their game with Southampton later on.

  235. 1351: 
    Hull v Liverpool (1405 GMT)

    Hull City boss Steve Bruce on giving his son Alex his second Premier League start of the season: "I suppose I am not making it easy for him. He stood in and did very well against Spurs, but then got injured.

    "It is always going to be difficult for us and now we have Liverpool and Arsenal back-to-back, but that is what the Premier League is all about and we have to go and enjoy it."

  236. 1350: 
    Hull v Liverpool (1405 GMT)

    No breathing room at all in today's schedule, as we flick our attention to Hull's KC Stadium and the news that Daniel Sturridge is out for around two months. With so may games over Christmas could that disrupt Liverpool's top-four hopes?

  237. 1350: 
    STURRIDGE OUT- Hull v Liverpool (1405 GMT)

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers: "Daniel Sturridge is out for six to eight weeks which is obviously a big blow.

    "It is one where it is about the terrific players to come in. Raheem Sterling is terrific player and Victor Moses is a very talented player, and I know they are both hungry to do well.

    "Kolo Toure is in at centre-back mainly for his experience. He is good at dealing with the sort of threat they pose, strong at set-pieces and he will organise alongside Martin Skrtel."

  238. 1349: 
    FULL-TIME- Tottenham 2-2 Man United

    It's a point apiece then. David Moyes and AVB both look unhappy with that as they shake hands.

  239. 1349: 
    CLOSE!- Tottenham 2-2 Man United

    United win a corner, Hugo Lloris makes a hash of it but recovers to fall on the ball!

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    Tunde Akere: Man United cannot retain the Premier League with this kind of performance. Now I know how special SAF's Manchester United were.

  241. 1346: 
    INJURY TIME- Tottenham 2-2 Man United

    Manchester United clear their lines and we have three minutes of added time...

  242. 1345: 
    Tottenham 2-2 Man United

    Poor free-kick from Kyle Walker but Sandro recues a corner out of it...

  243. 1344: 
    YELLOW CARD- Tottenham 2-2 Man United

    Jermain Defoe gets the wrong side of Nemanja Vidic, and Vidic brings him down! Booking and a free-kick out wide.

  244. 1343: 
    Tottenham 2-2 Man United

    They almost do! Javier Hernandez spins inside the area neatly and his low cross is nearly turned in by Nani, but Michael Dawson makes the block. Last few minutes now...

  245. 1342: 
    Tottenham 2-2 Man United

    In times gone by, Manchester United would find a late winner in games like this. They haven't threatend at all for 15 minutes or so, can they grab one now?

  246. 1341: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Tottenham 2-2 Man United

    Nacer Chadli does get the hook for the final few minutes. Gylfi Sigurdsson is on.

  247. 1340: 
    FINAL FIVE- Tottenham 2-2 Man United

    Into the last five...

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    Matt Holford: United have just given away too many fouls today to build up any real pressure.

  249. 1339: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Tottenham 2-2 Man United

    Here they come, Nani and Ashley Young on for Antonio Valencia and Shinji Kagawa. Young is booed on to the pitch.

  250. 1338: 
    Tottenham 2-2 Man United

    David Moyes going for it?

  251. 1337:  
    Former Crystal Palace striker Mark Bright at White Hart LaneTottenham 2-2 Man United

    "Manchester United's philosophy was to always go for the win. It looks like Nani and Ashley Young are about to come on, so that shows their intention."

    Listen to updates of Tottenham v Manchester United on BBC Radio 5 live now.

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    Femi Ayo: Valencia's game has been found out by every defender in the league. His crosses never seem to go past the first marker.

  253. 1334: 
    CLOSE!- Tottenham 2-2 Man United

    Shinji Kagawa almost gets a shot away before he is tackled by Sandro and Spurs then counter with real intent, Kyle Walker leaving Jonny Evans in his wake before flashing in a superb early cross which Andros Tonwsend is a foot away from meeting!

    Phil Jones is then booked for a trip on the edge of the box.

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    Mike in a Yellow Submarine: I Imagine Lennon is a Jealous Guy that Chadli stayed on.

    Give pace a chance Mike...

  255. 1333: 
    YELLOW CARD- Tottenham 2-2 Man United

    Patrice Evra - who could have been booked in the first minute - shoulder charges a flying Andros Townsend and does go into the book this time.

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    Jay: Defoe v Hernandez. So it's going to end up being a battle of super subs. Bring it on!

  257. 1330: 
    Tottenham 2-2 Man United

    Tottenham have found some momentum now with Andros Townsend his usual busy self. Jermain Defoe shoots, as Jermain Defoe does, but he hits the defender with his first effort.

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    Adam Momoniat: Cahill and Jagielka aren't the quickest either but Welbeck has shown why Dawson shouldn't be in the England squad. Snail pace.

  259. 1327: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Tottenham 2-2 Man United

    Kyle Walker hits a free-kick into the wall and here comes Jermain Defoe in a straight swap for Roberto Soldado.

    There's a change for United too, as Javier Hernandez is on in place of Danny Welbeck. Neither side want a draw?

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    John Brown: Why on earth is he taking off Lennon and not Chadli? Lennon has done so much more today!

  261. 1325: 
    CLOSE!- Tottenham 2-2 Man United

    What a pass this is from Tom Cleverley - honestly - picking the Tottenham defence open with a lofted clip into the run of Danny Welbeck. Michael Dawson rather sells himself with the early challenge allowing Welbeck to gallop clear but he can't pick out Wayne Rooney with the low cutback.

  262. 1322:  
    Former Crystal Palace striker Mark Bright at White Hart LaneTottenham 2-2 Man United

    "Nacer Chadli has done nothing for me going forward. I thought Andre Villas-Boas should have gone with two pure wingers rather than taking Aaron Lennon off for Andros Townsend."

    Listen to updates of Tottenham v Manchester United on BBC Radio 5 live now.

  263. 1321: 
    CLOSE!- Tottenham 2-2 Man United

    Kyle 'dead-ball specialist' Walker lines up a free-kick from 30 yards this time, and he connects superbly with this one, arcing a dipping shot wide of the target. Who wants the win more?

  264. 1321: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Tottenham 2-2 Man United

    Aaron Lennon comes off - and the fans do not like that - and Andros Townsend is on. Lennon has given Patrice Evra trouble today.

  265. 1319: 
    CLOSE!- Tottenham 2-2 Man United

    Shinji Kagawa spins a fine pass out to Patrice Evra on the left, the full-back whips in an early cross and Wayne Rooney gets in front of his marker to meet it on the bounce - but he can't control his shot and it flies wide. He reeks of menace today though Rooney. Far and away the best player on the pitch.

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    Paul: Lloris made contact but wow how Welbeck made it look worse than it was. Nice forward dive there Danny.

  267. 1316: 
    Tottenham 2-2 Man United

    Into the last half an hour and it's perfectly poised now. Wayne Rooney is flattened by Vlad Chiriches and lines up the free-kick but his shot this time is tame.

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    Michael Bracken: Best tackle I've ever seen from Vidic and it leads to a penalty... Great game.

    Joseph Reade: Not a penalty.

    Nick Whitbread: Manchester United only playing when they're losing!

  269. 1316: 
    LINE-UPS- Hull v Liverpool (1405 GMT)

    Hull: McGregor, Elmohamady, Bruce, Davies, Figueroa, Koren, Meyler, Huddlestone, Livermore, Brady, Sagbo. Subs: Rosenior, Chester, Graham, Boyd, Gedo, Harper, Faye.

    Liverpool: Mignolet, Johnson, Toure, Skrtel, Flanagan, Gerrard, Lucas, Henderson, Sterling, Suarez, Moses. Subs: Brad Jones, Agger, Alberto, Aspas, Coutinho, Sakho, Allen.

    Referee: Howard Webb (S Yorkshire)

  270. 1314: 
    Tottenham 2-2 Man United

    What an excellent few minutes of action there. Definite penalty for me, Danny Welbeck made a bit of a meal of it but his ankles were caught and Hugo Lloris did not touch the ball. Silly challenge.

  271. 1314:  
    Former Crystal Palace striker Mark Bright at White Hart LaneTottenham 2-2 Man United

    "Andre Villas-Boas has been worried about Manchester United on the counter-attack all afternoon. Hugo Lloris was a bit slow out of his goal, and he has been punished."

    Listen to updates of Tottenham v Manchester United on BBC Radio 5 live now.

  272. 1313: 
    GOAL- Tottenham 2-2 Man United - Wayne Rooney (Pen 57 mins)

    No messing! Wayne Rooney steps up and hammers the ball right down the middle. Back to all square.

    Wayne Rooney score a penalty
  273. 1312: 
    PENALTY TO UNITED- Tottenham 2-1 Man United

    Danny Welbeck goes down under the challenge of Hugo Lloris - and that's a penalty. Mike Dean books Lloris as well.

    Danny Welbeck is fouled by Hugo Lloris
  274. 1312:  
    Former Crystal Palace striker Mark Bright at White Hart LaneTottenham 2-1 Man United

    "It was such a true strike. Sandro pushed forward and wrapped his foot around it.

    "It was a 'worldy' as we used to say."

    Listen to updates of Tottenham v Manchester United on BBC Radio 5 live now.

  275. 1310: 
    GOAL- Tottenham 2-1 Man United - Sandro (54 mins)

    You would have got good money on a Kyle Walker/Sandro double today! But the Brazilian has unleashed an absolute screamer here! He carries it forwards from midfield, shrugs off the challenge of Phil Jones and then hammers a shot into the top corner from 25 yards.

    He hit that so well that David De Gea did not move. Unstoppable!

    Sandro celebrates
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    Neil Stone: Re: 1257 Suarez is actually carrying mate (pronounced ma-tay) a herbal drink popular in Uruguay and Argentina.

    This is the beauty of Twitter - great shout

  277. 1307: 
    BREAKING TEAM NEWS- Hull v Liverpool (1405 GMT)

    Hull include former Tottenham duo Tom Huddlestone and Jake Livermore, while Alex Bruce starts at the back.

    As expected, Daniel Sturridge does miss out for Liverpool, as does Philippe Coutinho.

    Hull XI: McGregor, Elmohamady, Figueroa, Davies, Bruce, Meyler, Huddlestone, Livermore, Brady, Koren, Sagbo

    Liverpool XI: Mignolet, Flanagan, Toure, Skrtel, Johnson, Lucas, Gerrard, Henderson, Moses, Sterling, Suarez.

  278. 1306: 
    Tottenham 1-1 Man United

    Wayne Rooney shanks a cross out of play from wide on the right - he had nobody to aim at anyway. Second half yet to get going to be honest.

  279. 1305:  
    Former Crystal Palace striker Mark Bright at White Hart LaneTottenham 1-1 Man United

    "On the first half showing, Manchester United were not at their best but they are starting to impose themselves.

    "Andre Villas-Boas is too protective for me. He just called back three players when Wayne Rooney got on the ball, he should let them off the leash a bit more."

    Listen to updates of Tottenham v Manchester United on BBC Radio 5 live now.

  280. 1303: 
    Tottenham 1-1 Man United

    I think you may be James. Tom Cleverley has not done anything particularly wrong but neither has he inspired much in that midfield area.

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    James Barkatullah: Am I the only one that thinks Cleverley is actually playing well?

  282. 1301: 
    KICK-OFF- Tottenham 1-1 Man United

    No is the answer to that. No changes for either side and Danny Welbeck restarts the match.

  283. 1259: 
    Tottenham 1-1 Man United

    Almost time to get back under way at the Lane. Will either side make a change?

  284. 1257: 
    Hull v Liverpool (1405 GMT)
    Luis Suarez

    Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has arrived at the KC Stadium armed with his pre-match flask of soup by the looks of it...

  285.  
    MOTD 2 EXTRA VOTE

    The Match of the Day 2 Extra vote is now closed. Sixty per cent of you replied 'no' when asked whether a player should celebrate after scoring against their former club?

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    Ahmed Elomhamady

    The comments made by Hull owner Assem Allam have certainly got you talking on our Facebook page...

    Dave Payn: Boycotting games is not the answer - If Allam thinks so little of the fans, he won't care whether they turn up or not. Maybe an answer is for as many fans as possible to put ads in all the local papers and beyond, advertising for a new owner with sufficient financial clout to oust this clown once and for all.

    Lauren Mitchell: That's a disgusting statement; football clubs, large or small, are nothing without the people that support them.

    Ben Crooks: Speaking as a Blackburn Rovers fan I can completely sympathise with Hull fans on this clueless owner. Sounds like this guy is from the Venkys school of thinking!

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    Andrew Tarpey: Why is it that Tom Cleverley never does anything cleverly these days? He seems to have lost a spark he had a couple years ago.

  288. 1252: 
    Tottenham 1-1 Man United

    That save from David De Gea to deny Aaron Lennon was a big turning point.

    If it stays a draw then these two stay where they started the day - in eighth and ninth places.

    Premier League table
  289. 1252:  
    Former Crystal Palace striker Mark Bright at White Hart LaneTottenham 1-1 Man United

    "I can only see it going Manchester United's way. Spurs have had numerous opportunities, but began to drop deep under Andre Villas-Boas's instruction when they could have taken advantage of Manchester United."

    Listen to updates of Tottenham v Manchester United on BBC Radio 5 live now.

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    Rob in Newbury: Never understand all the hate for Welbeck. Played well all last season, picked by SAF, Hodgson, Moyes. Crazy.

  291. 1247:  
    Phil Brown, Former Hull City manager on Match of the Day ExtraHull v Liverpool (1405 GMT)

    On the Assem Allam comments on Hull City fans: "It's a strange atmosphere at the stadium. You expect excitement in the Premier League and there is not that in the air, just animosity. A lot of fans have spoken to me on the way from the car park. It is scathing and scandalous. The owners do not understand the heritage in this country, they need to understand the needs of the fans. You can't say what this guy says, it is just improper.

    "Steve Bruce has to prepare for a Premier League game and now has to manage the guy above him. He knows in his heart of hearts Dr Allam has said the wrong thing.

    "All I can do is draw on my experiences, that the supporters kept the club in the Premier League. Without them there was no chance of us surviving that season. This is the last thing Steve Bruce needs in that dressing room.

    "The 12th man is so important."

  292. 1247:  
    MOTD's Steve Bower at the KCHull v Liverpool (1405 GMT)

    "With the exception of their Southampton defeat, Liverpool have won every game at Anfield, giving them the foundation for a top-four charge. Results on the road could determine whether they get there and I've witnessed both ends of the spectrum. Their win at Sunderland showed a real spirit and clinical side, but they fell well short in defeat at Arsenal.

    "When they've won there's been a common theme. If Hull can stop Luis Suarez - and Daniel Sturridge if he is passed fit - they may be able to stop Liverpool. Having the SAS come to town when you've lost four of your last five games is hardly ideal for Hull."

  293. 1246: 

    A funny old half. Spurs could have been two or three up but a mistake let United back into it and they dominated from then on.

    Let's have a quick look at the next game coming up in 90 minutes or so...

  294. 1246: 
    HALF-TIME- Tottenham 1-1 Man United
  295. 1242: 
    Tottenham 1-1 Man United

    David Moyes must be frustrated by his side's tendency to make silly decisions on the ball. Antonio Valencia is the latest culprit, trying to send Chris Smalling into space on the right wing when he had two men around him and Spurs pick the ball off easily.

    Phil Jones then scuffs a shot from 25 yards which Wayne Rooney almost latches on to beyond the far post.

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    James Gaitho: Moyes should have known by now Man Utd play better without Welbeck, Cleverley & Fellaini.

  297. 1238: 
    SHOWBOAT- Tottenham 1-1 Man United

    Mousa Dembele nutmegs Phil Jones, runs 40 yards across the pitch with Jones in pursuit, and then loses him with a Cruyff turn. He just needs to spank a shot into his groin for the hat-trick.

    Aaron Lennon then gets in behind Patrice Evra to slide a cross across the goalmouth but David De Gea makes an easy save.

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    Steve Huish in Surbiton: What would Manchester United do without Wayne Rooney? He is the club!

  299. 1236: 
    Tottenham 1-1 Man United

    Wayne Rooney has scored his 163rd Premier League goal, taking him joint-fifth with Robbie Fowler on the all-time scorers list. He may well be up to fifth on his own by the end of play, he looks the outstanding player on the pitch at the moment.

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    Tottenham 1-1 Man United

    Ian Herbert, football correspondent for the Independent, on Match of the Day 2 Extra on BBC One: "The quality of that delivery from Phil Jones shows how much they miss that from Chris Smalling."

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As It Stood Table

Last updated 01 Dec 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 13 17 31
Moving up 2 Chelsea 13 13 27
Moving up 3 Man City 13 25 25
Moving down 4 Liverpool 13 9 24
Moving down 5 Everton 13 8 24
Moving down 6 Newcastle 13 1 23
No movement 7 Southampton 13 6 22
No movement 8 Man Utd 13 5 22
No movement 9 Tottenham 13 -3 21
Moving up 10 Hull 13 -4 17
Moving down 11 Aston Villa 13 -1 16
No movement 12 West Brom 13 -1 15
Moving down 13 Swansea 13 -2 15
No movement 14 Norwich 13 -12 14
No movement 15 West Ham 13 -2 13
No movement 16 Stoke 13 -6 13
No movement 17 Cardiff 13 -9 13
No movement 18 Fulham 13 -13 10
No movement 19 Sunderland 13 -16 8
No movement 20 Crystal Palace 13 -15 7

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