Saturday football - as it happened

Man Utd defeat Swansea after Premier League wins for Chelsea, West Ham, Everton, Sunderland, Saints and Spurs.

11 January 2014 Last updated at 11:30

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  1. 2000: 

    There's plenty of reason to get stuck into Match of the Day at 2230 GMT tonight. From Jason Puncheon's penalty miss to Adam Johnson's hat-trick, there's enough to keep you interested. And tomorrow we've got the tasty matter of Newcastle versus Manchester City and Stoke against Liverpool. Make sure you join us then, because it's time for me to sign off now. Goodnight!

  2. 1956: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Man Utd 2-0 Swansea
    David Moyes & Michael Laudrup

    Manchester United manager David Moyes: "We played well today, and the crowd were terrific. We gave them something to shout about in the second half.

    "We started well in the first 10 minutes, but then Swansea got a grip of it. They had very few chances, though.

    "Adnan can play any of the front roles. In the second half, Shinji gave us a bit more of a link in the middle and Adnan was absolutely fantastic when he went out wide. He is at the right club.

    "The biggest thing I can say is that you'd hardly think Darren Fletcher is someone who hasn't been playing. His fitness was fine today, and it is great credit to him."

  3. 1953: 
    Cardiff 0-2 West Ham
    West Ham on the tube

    The jubilant West Ham boys are already back in London town, Oyster cards fully loaded and three points in their collective back pocket. Has Big Sam put a few quid behind the bar in his local boozer?

  4. 1948: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Man Utd 2-0 Swansea

    Swansea City manager Michael Laudrup told Sky Sports: "We controlled the first half well and it was a Manchester United side who were a little nervous after three defeats. But just before we half-time we conceded.

    "They had a couple of chances but we controlled it well like did in the FA Cup win here. But the goal gives them a lot of strength. The first goal really hurt. I thought first half we were good and unfortunately we conceded an early goal in the second half.

    "Now we have eight days until our next game against Tottenham. Hopefully we will get some players back during the week because we have a lot of injuries."

  5. 1943: 
    PLAYER REACTION- Man Utd 2-0 Swansea
    Adnan Januzaj

    Manchester United winger Adnan Januzaj told Sky Sports: "We have the three points, the team won and we all did well. I hope we keep going. I just try to play my game and do my best."

  6. 1941: 
    PLAYER REACTION- Man Utd 2-0 Swansea

    Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher told Sky Sports: "I think that we raised the tempo second half and that was the difference.

    "We know teams like Swansea like to keep the ball. A slight tactical change did it. Adnan Januzaj is a young lad who has been a revelation and going out to the left for us helped us because he ran at people and we wanted to get the ball to him as much as possible.

    "We have a lot of players in midfield. You want to press but you can't sometimes. Ultimately if you want to win the game you have to get up for the ball and that's what we did. We have to back it up but you need to win every game at Manchester United.

    "On a personal level I've worked hard to get back. Hopefully there is more to come for me. I'm happy where I am right now."

    MOTD's Simon Brotherton at St Mary'sSouthampton 1-0 West Brom

    "After just one win in their previous nine games, Southampton get back to winning ways as they overcame a West Brom side that showed plenty of effort, but not a lot of quality in the final third."

    MOTD's Alistair Mann at Cardiff City StadiumCardiff 0-2 West Ham

    "Questions have been asked of the Hammes in a week when 11 goals were conceded. All those questions were answered and then some. Manager Sam Allardyce, the man under enormous scrutiny, can go off with his head held very, very high."

    MOTD's Guy Mowbray at the KC StadiumHull 0-2 Chelsea

    "Jose Mourinho has got his old stamp back on his team. Goals from Eden Hazard and Fernando Torres have got them back on the top of Premier League. There's repetitious certainty about how they're going about their business - doing enough and killing teams off.

    MOTD's John Roder at White Hart LaneTottenham 2-0 Crystal Palace

    "Jermain Defoe began his long goodbye at Tottenham with a goal as Spurs continued their impressive form under Tim Sherwood.

    "However, Palace should really have been in front at half-time after Jason Puncheon missed from the penalty spot in spectacular fashion."

    MOTD's Martin Fisher at Craven CottageFulham 1-4 Sunderland

    "Gus Poyet can reflect on his most satisfying day's work since he became Sunderland manager. For once they turned their League Cup form into a performance in the Premier League.

    "Adam Johnson personified the quality of that display. He helped himself to a hat-trick and also set up the second goal."

    MOTD's Steve Bower at Goodison ParkEverton 2-0 Norwich

    "Everton's phenomenal home record continues. They have lost four games in their last 32 at Goodison Park. Norwich rallied late on but Everton impressed."

  13. 1936: 

    While we await some reaction from that victory for Manchester United, here's a little reminder of what happened earlier in the afternoon in the Premier League...

  14. 1935: 
    Man Utd 2-0 Swansea

    BBC Sport's Alistair Magowan reports from Old Trafford: "A morale-boosting win for David Moyes and his Manchester United side after a difficult week. No doubting that Adnan Januzaj was the architect, and if they can get Wayne Rooney back for next weekend's game at Chelsea, who knows what can happen at Stamford Bridge."


    Rich: What a shift put in by Darren Fletcher. He was everywhere!

    Neil from Aldershot: Good to see Darren Fletcher back in the midfield as he brings more stability.

  16. 1933: 
    HEAD TO HEAD- Man Utd 2-0 Swansea
    Darren Fletcher

    There's no doubt that Darren Fletcher was key to Manchester United's victory today, and the stats bear that out. The Scotland midfielder found his man with almost 93% of his passes compared to Jonjo Shelvey's 82%. He made three key interceptions compared to none for Shelvey and created two chances for his team. Shelvey? None.

    MOTD presenter Gary Lineker

    "MOTD running order: Ful/Sun, Car/WHU, Hull/Che, ManU/Swa, Eve/Nor, Tot/CP, Sou/WBA. See you later on BBC1 10.30."

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    Ifeanyi Ezugbo-Nwobi: Adnan is a star.

    Kelvin Yip: United looked so much better with Kagawa in the hole. Januzaj very good anywhere but Kagawa is awful on the left.

    Eaby Aire: Everything hinges on playing three in midfield/Kagawa behind the striker. Hope DM finally learns.

  19. 1926: 
    FULL-TIME STATS- Man Utd 2-0 Swansea

    And here's what the number-crunchers made of the evening's late kick-off in the Premier League...

    Man Utd 2-0 Swansea
    MOTD presenter Gary LinekerMan Utd 2-0 Swansea

    "Much preferred Manchester United's shape in second half. Fletcher and Carrick behind Kagawa. First time I've seen them dominate midfield this season."

  21. 1925: 
    HOW IT STANDS- Man Utd 2-0 Swansea

    That victory takes Manchester United to within two points of sixth-placed Liverpool, who visit Stoke tomorrow afternoon. Swansea are surely better than their current position of 13th suggests? Although they didn't really prove it today.

    Man Utd 2-0 Swansea
  22. 1921: 
    FULL-TIME- Man Utd 2-0 Swansea

    All over at Old Trafford, as Manchester United take all three points courtesy of a strong second-half performance - led by excellent performances by Darren Fletcher and Adnan Januzaj.

  23. 1921: 
    Man Utd 2-0 Swansea

    Game, set and match as Wilfried Bony wins a free-kick on the edge of the box and dinks it casually over the bar. A week is a long time in football...

  24. 1919: 
    INJURY TIME- Man Utd 2-0 Swansea

    Just the three minutes of time added on this evening. This match is over bar the whistle now.

  25. 1915: 
    Man Utd 2-0 Swansea

    Roy Hodgson looks pleased with Danny Welbeck's contribution as the striker leaves the pitch. The England manager has been popping up all over the place today - taking in Everton's victory over Norwich earlier on. I wonder if he gets the chopper out for such afternoons, leaving Mrs Hodgson with the sportscar?

  26. 1913: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Man Utd 2-0 Swansea

    There are a few more smiles in the Old Trafford stands as Manchester United supporters prepare to celebrate three much-needed points. And there's a standing ovation for Danny Welbeck as the striker is replaced by Javier Hernandez.

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    Jacob Savage: Manchester United's midfield and the team is infinitely better with Fletcher in midfield alongside Carrick instead of Cleverley.

  28. 1908: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Man Utd 2-0 Swansea

    As we enter the final 10 minutes at Old Trafford, Manchester United bring on Alexander Buttner in place of the excellent Patrice Evra.

  29. 1907: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Southampton 1-0 West Brom
    Keith Downing

    West Brom caretaker manager Keith Downing: "I think [incoming manager] Pepe Mel would have seen us an organised side. Without the ball we restricted Southampton to few clear-cut opportunities.

    "We are all disappointed about what we did with the ball. We were frustrated today and credit to the opposition, they don't give you time and quickly press you as soon as they lose it.

    "I think he will work on us in terms of possession and creativity, but I thought there was commitment in terms of the team defensively."

  30. 1906: 
    Man Utd 2-0 Swansea

    Shinji Kagawa might have had more luck down the local bingo hall than he's been afforded at Old Trafford this evening. The Manchester United forward is played in on goal courtesy of Rafael's swift break, but Leon Britton gets back to clear the Japan international's effort off the line.

  31. 1903: 
    Man Utd 2-0 Swansea

    Such is Manchester United's dominance that Wilfried Bony has dropped into midfield to try and get a touch of the ball. David Moyes is still snarling on the touchline though. Surely he can afford himself a smile now as we enter the final 15 minutes?

  32. 1901: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Southampton 1-0 West Brom
    Mauricio Pochettino

    Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino: "I think the evolution as of late has been good, I think the team has progressed a lot.

    "I think the team as of late has been playing better, but it has been lacking defensive solidity.

    "Today we recovered that, we recovered that winning spirit, we recovered that solidity at the back."

  33. 1859: 

    Sunderland have won a race you didn't even know was happening this afternoon.

    They began the day having scored 6,998 football league goals, one less than Preston.

    But a 4-1 win over Fulham later, combined with Preston's 2-0 defeat to Wolves, and the Black Cats become the 10th club to reach the 7,000-goal landmark.

    Top? Manchester United with 7,618, counting today's two. Wolves second on 7,427 with Liverpool just a little behind on 7,424.

  34. 1858: 
    Man Utd 2-0 Swansea

    Swansea look out for the count now - trying to raise themselves from the canvas but Jordi Amat heads into the ground and his unmarked effort from six yards out is easily dealt with by David De Gea.

  35. 1855: 

    I've not seen a winger play this well since Peter Beagrie was in his pomp...

  36. 1855: 
    Man Utd 2-0 Swansea

    BBC Sport's Alistair Magowan reports from Old Trafford: "It is rare when you see a player deliver every cross with such unerring accuracy but Adnan Januzaj is having one of those days. Whip, pace and delivered into the danger area, the most important thing about his efforts are they have helped create two goals."

  37. 1854: 
    CLOSE!- Man Utd 2-0 Swansea

    Adnan Januzaj is running the game now as he slaloms his way into the penalty box and his dangerous run is only halted when Ashley Williams gets across to cover. From the resulting corner, the ball finds its way to Chris Smalling, completely unmarked three yards out, and the defender stabs over. A terrible miss.

    Man Utd 2-0 Swansea

    Statisticians Opta: 6 - Danny Welbeck has scored six goals in his last six Premier League appearances.

    Former Wales winger Leighton James on BBC Radio CymruMan Utd 2-0 Swansea

    "The way Swansea has started the second half is extremely poor. This could get embarrassing as Manchester United will just pick them off."

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    Joe Staunton: How's that nightmare going for Welbeck? [1841]

  41. 1847: 
    GOAL- Man Utd 2-0 Swansea - Danny Welbeck (59 mins)

    What a superb strike! He's not had the best evening, but Danny Welbeck makes amends to put Manchester United on course for three points. Adnan Januzaj is again the catalyst as he wins the ball in midfield, is given it back for a cross into the box and, after the winger's centre is cleared, Patrice Evra's shot is flicked past Gerhard Tremmel with the outside of the boot by Welbeck. I take it all back...

  42. 1844: 
    Man Utd 1-0 Swansea

    Have Swansea played into Manchester United's hands today? One of the home side's best outlets this evening has been Patrice Evra, who has been able to forget about defensive duties at left-back and just stand out wide pinging balls into the six-yard box. Should Swansea be putting a bit more pressure on down the flanks?

  43. 1841: 
    Man Utd 1-0 Swansea

    Danny Welbeck is having a nightmare this evening - failing to get any connection on another dangerous ball into the six-yard box from Patrice Evra. Would Javier Hernandez, who is on the bench, have turned that in? In fairness, Ashley Williams did get a deflection which wrong-footed the striker.

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    Robbie Devenney: That must have been some team-talk.

  45. 1839: 
    Man Utd 1-0 Swansea

    BBC Sport's Alistair Magowan reports from Old Trafford: "Just had a half-time chat with a colleague discussing the merits of Adnan Januzaj playing in the number 10 position as he did in the first half. But he emerged from the break to play down the left and after a minute he helps create the opener for Antonio Valencia. David Moyes deserves credit for the switch."

  46. 1838: 
    Man Utd 1-0 Swansea

    I bet David Moyes's Saturday night takeaway tastes a whole lot better this evening if the result stays the same way. He owes Adnan Januzaj a bag of chips too, because the youngster created that goal out of nothing with some excellent play on the left.

    Former Wales winger Leighton James on BBC Radio CymruMan Utd 1-0 Swansea

    "What annoys me most of all with the goal is that Swansea kicked off. They fiddled around with the ball, and did not get out of their own half."

  48. 1834: 
    GOAL- Man Utd 1-0 Swansea - Antonio Valencia (47 mins)

    He's one of the players that Robbie Savage believes should leave Old Trafford in a shake-up of the playing staff, but even Antonio Valencia can't miss from three yards out as he taps home after Shinji Kagawa's header from Adnan Januzaj's cross had been excellently parried by Gerhard Tremmel.

  49. 1833: 
    KICK-OFF- Man Utd 0-0 Swansea

    "Glory, glory Manchester United (as the Reds go marching on)," greets the players' arrival back on to the Old Trafford field. We're back under way in Stretford.

  50. 1830: 
    Man Utd 0-0 Swansea

    It's very difficult to judge in which direction this match is heading. Will Manchester United power to victory or will Swansea nick another win. If it's the latter, it's going to be another interesting week for David Moyes.

  51. 1823: 
    Lionel Messi and Koke

    Tonight's action is not just restricted to Britain - there is a massive game taking place down in Spain. Barcelona are making the 400-mile trip to Madrid to face their nearest La Liga title challengers. But it isn't Real.

    Only goal difference separates leaders Barca and second-placed Atletico Madrid, who welcome the Catalans to the Vicente Calderon for a 1900 GMT kick-off.

    Don't miss a kick with our European football live text commentary. It promises to be tastier than a generous portion of spicy Spanish chorizo.

  52. 1822: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Fulham 1-4 Sunderland
    Sunderland manager Gus Poyet

    Sunderland manger Gus Poyet: "It was an outstanding performance.

    "If we can retain that level then we can stay up. We needed something special and got it today.

    "The lads were superb, you do not score four goals away from home many times in your life.

    "Adam Johnson was exceptional with his passing, his creativity and everything he did today. He needs the ball and the chance to pass it."

  53. 1821: 
    HALF-TIME STATS- Man Utd 0-0 Swansea

    How many times do you see this? Manchester United have had just 35% possession in the first half at Old Trafford. They have, however, had the best chance of the game through Danny Welbeck.

    Man Utd 0-0 Swansea
  54. 1818: 
    HALF-TIME- Man Utd 0-0 Swansea

    BBC Sport's Alistair Magowan reports from Old Trafford: "Manchester United are on top here and but for better finishing from Danny Welbeck, they would be ahead. Their front four are putting far more pressure on the Swansea backline and the hosts defence looks a lot more solid with Nemanja Vidic marshalling Wilfried Bony well so far. Alejandro Pozuelo looks threatening, though."

  55. 1818: 
    YELLOW CARD- Man Utd 0-0 Swansea

    I take back my observation that all of the Swansea squad could slot into midfield at a moment's notice as Wilfried Bony puts in a striker's challenge and flattens Darren Fletcher. The big striker gets a yellow card for his troubles.

  56. 1812: 
    Mats Moller Daehli

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has wasted no time in supplementing his squad in the wake of defeat to West Ham.

    Mats Moller Daehli certainly fits the template. The 18-year-old Norwegian midfielder has signed from Solskjaer's previous club Molde and also played under the new Bluebirds boss during his time as a youth team coach at Manchester United.

  57. 1812: 
    Man Utd 0-0 Swansea

    Darren Fletcher certainly makes a difference for Manchester United - buzzing around and dictating the tempo of the home side's play. At the moment, however, his side are badly missing the deadly touch of Wayne Rooney or Robin van Persie up top.

  58. 1808:  
    Former Wales winger Leighton James on BBC Radio CymruMan Utd 0-0 Swansea

    "That was Manchester United at their very best, but what a miss from Danny Welbeck. That is a sitter by any stretch."

  59. 1807: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Fulham 1-4 Sunderland
    Rene Meulensteen

    Fulham manager Rene Meulensteen: "It is a massive blow for us. We know how important it is to win your home games, especially against the teams near you in the table, but it's a massive opportunity missed for us to move up the league.

    "We settled really well and worked out some really good chances. You want your chances to fall to someone like Dimitar Berbatov, but he did not put it away.

    "Then we went 1-0 behind and that gave us a mountain to climb. We were playing well enough to get back into it and there was still plenty of time, but when it went to 3-1 that was the killer goal.

    "We know from experience that the January transfer window is a difficult time, but we need to look at possible targets that are available and hopefully we can get something done."

  60. 1807: 
    CLOSE!- Man Utd 0-0 Swansea

    Danny Welbeck - an England international striker - should put Manchester United into the lead when he is picked out 12 yards from goal by overlapping full-back Rafael, but the forward drags his shot just wide. Must. Do. Better. Daniel.

  61. 1805: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Tottenham 2-0 Crystal Palace
    Tony Pulis

    Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis: "We played so well first half that the game should have been over at half-time. The first goal was a disappointing one to concede and there was an element of offside to Jermain Defoe's.

    "I think the lads have to take credit for the way they kept going. We have to take our opportunities though.

    "We've looked very solid and have good pace and movement. The penalty miss was poor and the breaks aren't going for us at the moment.

    "I spoke to Jason Puncheon at half-time. It's the reaction afterwards that I looked for and he did well after that. The game could have been over at half-time."

  62. 1805: 
    Man Utd 0-0 Swansea

    Again another Manchester United attack down the left - Patrice Evra switches play and Darren Fletcher blazes a shot over from 25 yards out.

  63. 1803: 
    Man Utd 0-0 Swansea

    Manchester United must sense a chink in Swansea's armour down the left as they again launch another raid down that flank - Shinji Kagawa getting in behind the Swansea defence and pulling the ball back but Gerhard Tremmel nips the ball off Danny Welbeck's toes.

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    Alex: This new tactic of kicking the ball as hard as you can up the field is clearly not working for Manchester United.

    Garry Woodard: Swansea are dominating possession and making Utd look like they're a man down. Utd need to stop giving away possession.

  65. 1759: 
    Man Utd 0-0 Swansea
    Manchester United's Adnan Januzaj tries to avoid Swansea City's Jose Canas

    Indeed, Manchester United are now starting to hit their straps - the ball finding its way to Patrice Evra on the left and the overlapping full-back smashes a low shot straight at Gerhard Tremmel.

  66. 1757: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Tottenham 2-0 Crystal Palace
    Tim Sherwood

    Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood: "Crystal Palace did not look like a team who are struggling at the bottom of the league. I thought they might sit but it was the opposite and they should have been ahead at half-time.

    "They looked like they played with more desire which we spoke about at the half-time. We have a group of lads who are very talented but unless you marry that with desire you won't get the results. If you don't show desire your ability counts for nothing. Second half we picked that up.

    "We took it to the opposition after the break. It was a typical Jermain Defoe finish. He's pounced on it and stuck. I'll be sorry to lose Jermain. Toronto are getting a fine goalscorer. I don't think there are many better goalscorers than Jermain out there."

  67. 1755: 
    Man Utd 0-0 Swansea

    Manchester United are starting to press Swansea back quite well now - forcing the visitors into hurried passes and the odd mistake. Now they need to get on the ball themselves and create a spark.

  68. 1754: 
    Man Utd 0-0 Swansea

    BBC Sport's Alistair Magowan reports from Old Trafford: "Despite his side's poor home form, David Moyes acknowledged the Old Trafford's loyal support in his programme notes and they are giving him their backing so far."

  69. 1752: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Everton 2-0 Norwich
    Aidan McGeady

    Everton boss Roberto Martinez on signing Aiden McGeady: "It has been a long process. We are really pleased, it seemed as though we were going to get him in the summer.

    "But with the events of Nikica Jelavic moving to Hull, it was important he could join us quicker."

  70. 1752: 
    Man Utd 0-0 Swansea

    Jonjo Shelvey appears to have been given licence to scheme this evening - picking up the ball in midfield and pinging it forward to Wilfried Bony. It doesn't come off this time, but the idea is good.

  71. 1749: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Everton 2-0 Norwich
    Roberto Martinez

    Everton manager Roberto Martinez: "It was an entertaining game and important to score that second goal.

    "Overall we created a lot of chances, maybe that clinical touch in the final third was missing but I couldn't be happier the way we had a clean sheet. Some of the phases of our game were fantastic."

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    Hayden Taylor: Januzaj absolutely terrorising Swansea here. If this is what he can do at 18, I can only imagine what he'll be capable of at 27.

  73. 1748: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Everton 2-0 Norwich
    Chris Hughton

    Norwich manager Chris Hughton: "They were good. We knew that before we came here, there isn't a side who has come here and had more possession this season.

    "What you need to do is stick in there. We had the best chance of the half through Gary Hooper, they score a spectacular goal.

    "In the second half I thought we gave a good account of ourselves but we were up against a really good unit."

  74. 1748: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Man Utd 0-0 Swansea

    A tactical reshuffle for Swansea as Jose Canas goes off injured, to be replaced by centre-half Chico Flores - meaning Jordi Amat steps up into midfield. I reckon most of the Swansea squad could slot into midfield at a moment's notice?

  75. 1746: 
    Man Utd 0-0 Swansea

    Jonjo Shelvey is pulling the strings in the Old Trafford engine room is among the sentences I never thought I would write. It's written though, after the ex-Liverpool man slides a great ball through to Wayne Routledge but the winger's pullback is just too short for Wilfried Bony.

  76. 1742: 
    Man Utd 0-0 Swansea

    BBC Sport's Alistair Magowan reports from Old Trafford: "It's a sign of how far Adnan Januzaj has come this season that he is starting in the number 10 position today despite his tender years. And that free-kick also underlines he is probably United's most creative player on the pitch. He is looking deadly from set-pieces already."

  77. 1742: 
    PLAYER REACTION- Fulham 1-4 Sunderland
    Adam Johnson

    Sunderland's Adam Johnson, who scored a hat-trick: "I've been working hard and at the beginning of the year I said this was a new year, a new start and time to get back to how I had been playing in the past.

    "It was a massive win for us and there will be a few people looking over their shoulders. Everyone said we were adrift but we showed we could be a force."

    On his hopes of being included in Roy Hodgson's England squad for the World Cup: "You never know. It's always in the back of my mind. I felt the door was closed as each week went on, but hopefully I can keep playing like this.

    "Stranger things have happened and hopefully I can force my way back into the squad."

  78. 1741: 
    HITS THE WOODWORK- Man Utd 0-0 Swansea

    Old Trafford is raised from its slumber when Antonio Valencia's shot is superbly saved by Gerhard Tremmel. However it wouldn't have mattered one jot because the referee had called up play for a foul on Danny Welbeck. From the resulting free-kick, Adnan Januzaj curls a 25-yard effort against the bar with the Swansea keeper beaten. Swans on the rack.

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    Kemlo: Can the underdogs pull off a win at Old Trafford today or will Swansea win again?

  80. 1738: 
    Man Utd 0-0 Swansea

    Nemanja Vidic is not a man I'd want to anger, but the big Serb is furious when he gets shoved in the back by Jordi Amat as he tries to get on the end of Adnan Januzaj's free-kick out wide. He fails to connect but the ball comes back his way and he stabs the ball over.

  81. 1735: 
    Man Utd 0-0 Swansea

    Swansea have started on the front foot, dominating possession and pinging the ball about well - Jonjo Shelvey testing David De Gea with a 25-yard effort. Interesting start.

  82. 1733: 
    Man Utd 0-0 Swansea

    David Moyes, sporting a new short-back-and-sides haircut, anxiously chats with Steve Round and Phil Neville in the Old Trafford dug-out. Fizzer just wants to watch the match...

  83. 1730: 
    Man Utd v Swansea (1730 GMT)
    Fabrice Muamba

    Former Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba joins Bill Rice for BBC Radio Manchester's commentary of Manchester United's game against Swansea. Please note that, for contractual reasons, this game is not available to listen to online.

  84. 1730: 
    KICK-OFF- Man Utd 0-0 Swansea

    Do Manchester United supporters need to be worried? Can Swansea do it all again? Let's find out - we're under way at Old Trafford.

  85. 1728: 
    Man Utd v Swansea (1730 GMT)

    BBC Sport's Alistair Magowan reports from Old Trafford: "Already looking forward to the tussle between Nemanja Vidic and Wilfried Bony. The Ivorian saw off Rio Ferdinand last weekend with his physicality and scored the winner so very interested to see how he gets on today. Atmosphere definitely more expectant than last week before kick-off."

  86. 1727: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Cardiff 0-2 West Ham
    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

    Cardiff manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: "We wanted a win here today, but it wasn't to be. We had double the possession and twice the shots. Football is that way - you don't always get what you deserve. We created good chances, but not enough in the first half. In the second half we had the energy and enthusiasm I have seen in training. It won't be all singing and dancing - I expected it to be a tough job. We're five points off 10th. It's tight from 10 and down."

  87. 1725: 
    Man Utd v Swansea (1730 GMT)

    The players gather in the tunnel as the PA blares out the Stone Roses classic 'This is the one'. It certainly feels like each and every game Manchester United play is 'the one' at the moment.

    Kevin Kilbane, BBC Radio 5 liveMan Utd v Swansea (1730 GMT)

    "For a long time David Moyes did everything, he would even lead the warm up. He eventually realised that he could let the fitness coach and other coaches do things, but he was very much hands on and probably in the difficult times that they are having even more so. I think he had to get rid of the Manchester United coaching staff, because generally in the long term it doesn't really work out, because you start to have different ideas and want to have people around you who share those."

  89. 1724: 
    REACTION- Cardiff 0-2 West Ham

    West Ham assistant Neil McDonald: "We certainly did have a tough week having had a couple of beatings up. We showed tremendous spirit to come back and win 1-0 away from home. The team showed togetherness today and the supporters stuck by us and have travelled a long way this week.

    On manager Sam Allardyce: "He has come under pressure but he's experienced to take that. He took the plaudits when we finished 10th last year. People will be coming back from injury soon to give the squad a boost."

    On the return of Carroll: "We were always going to try to get Carroll on with 15 minutes. It'll be slow progress for him. He'll now get back on to the training pitch."

    On Demel being taken to hospital after suffering an injury: "It looks like Demel took a whack on head. We're a little bit concerned about that, but I'm sure he's in good hands."

    Listen to a description of Mark Noble's goal on BBC Radio 5 live.

  90. 1724: 
    Man Utd v Swansea (1730 GMT)

    BBC Sport's Alistair Magowan reports from Old Trafford: "David Moyes admits his team's sorry state in his programme notes. 'The situation we find ourselves in is not something I envisaged,' he says. 'We are in a difficult period but we have to make sure we turn things around'. But despite four defeats in the last six home games, the Scot still feels he retains support here, telling fans: 'Your backing at Old Trafford has been great'."

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    Tayub Hussain: Kagawa really needs to come up with the goods today or his Manchester United career may be finished!

    Daniel: Toothless attack from Utd. Inconsistent Kagawa & Welbeck, Erratic Valencia & young Januzaj. Signings desperately needed!

    Sophie Gayter: Embarrassing to say it but this is the biggest game we've had since Real Madrid last season. Absolute MUST win.

  92. 1722: 
    Man Utd v Swansea (1730 GMT)

    So Darren Fletcher believes David Moyes needs to make subtle changes to ensure future success? However, BBC Sport's Robbie Savage believes Manchester United need to shed 12 players from their squad. Do you agree? Let me know...

  93. 1721: 
    Man Utd v Swansea (1730 GMT)

    David Moyes has copped some stick in the last couple of weeks, with plenty questioning whether he is good enough to be Manchester United manager. However he retains the support of the Old Trafford dressing room, according to Scotland international Darren Fletcher.

    "I've seen a group of players who are trying to take on board new ideas and trying to support the new manager," said Fletcher.

    "You have to give him time to get his own style, his own team, whatever he wants to try to implement. It can't just happen where he comes in and makes gung-ho changes, rip everything apart. You've got to do it subtly and he's done that.

    "He's made subtle changes on general things. And ultimately it's all gearing the plan of how he feels he can achieve success at Manchester United."

  94. 1717: 
    Man Utd v Swansea (1730 GMT)

    BBC Sport's Alistair Magowan reports from Old Trafford: "It's hardly been the best of weeks for Manchester United boss David Moyes. Consecutive cup defeats by Swansea and Sunderland, a Football Association charge after comments towards the referee at the Stadium of Light and Chris Smalling apologising for a 'suicide bomber' costume.

    "Now the Scot must avoid a fourth successive United loss, which hasn't happened for 53 years. Swansea are back in town again, and although they beat an under-strength United in the FA Cup last Sunday, they have players who they can bring back in too."

  95. 1717: 
    PLAYER REACTION- Tottenham 2-0 Crystal Palace
    Christian Eriksen

    Tottenham goalscorer Christian Eriksen: "The manager was really angry at half-time and that was probably necessary. I like playing and doing my thing for the team. The first half was not good and I'm happy to score a goal. Nabil Bentaleb also showed what a big talent he is today."

  96. 1714: 

    Burnley and QPR both win to keep up the pressure on league leaders Leicester, who beat Derby on Friday night. The Clarets were 2-1 winners at Yeovil while Rangers come away from Ipswich with an impressive 3-1 win. It's now no win in nine for Blackpool who are beaten 2-0 at home to Middlesbrough and slip to 14th in the table. At the bottom Barnsley remain bottom after their game at Charlton was postponed and Doncaster lose 1-0 at Blackburn.

  97. 1713: 

    The bottom half of the Premier League looks an awful lot different this evening, thanks to wins for West Ham and Sunderland in particular. A newly-found place in the bottom three is not the best start to Ole Gunnar Solksjaer's Cardiff City reign...

    Premier League
  98. 1711: 
    Tottenham 2-0 Crystal Palace

    The stats probably don't do Crystal Palace justice either, because they absolutely battered Tottenham in the first half. If only they had a better striker, or a more accomplished penalty taker?

    Tottenham 2-0 Crystal Palace
  99. 1710: 
    Fulham 1-4 Sunderland

    We'll continue with more build-up to the big game at Old Trafford shortly, but what a victory that was for Sunderland - they'll be bouncing back up the A1 tonight. Gus Poyet's doing a wonderful job at the Stadium of Light. Can the Black Cats stay up? They will give it a good go...

    Fulham 1-4 Sunderland
  100. 1708: 
    PLAYER REACTION- Cardiff 0-2 West Ham
    Mark Noble tackles Gary Medel

    West Ham captain Mark Noble: "That was massive. We have been poor lately, we have been embarrassed in the two Cup games recently and this is a tough place to come, but we have lost a man and still managed to win.

    "Every shot they had went straight to our goalie and they had a deflected shot just stay out so we have had a bit of luck that we have not had recently.

    "We have a good bunch of lads who work for each other and now with players coming back and we are looking forward to the next few games."

  101. 1708: 

    Brentford and Leyton Orient both win to remain first and second in the League One table. The Bees are 2-0 winners at home to Port Vale while Orient score four without reply against Carlisle. Wolves keep up the pressure on the top two though with a 4-0 win over Preston. Rotherham move up to fifth after securing a 4-2 win over Crewe. At the bottom Stevenage stay rooted to the bottom after being beaten 1-0 by Oldham, while Bristol City's 1-1 draw at Bradford sees them slip to 23rd.

  102. 1708:  
    MOTD's Steve Wilson at Old TraffordMan Utd v Swansea (1730 GMT)

    "Manchester United have too many average players in their ranks, too many good players who are playing averagely, and arguably their only two still world-class talents injured. It's a noxious recipe for defeat on the pitch and dismay in the stands.

    "The all-important stat to avoid for United and David Moyes is to lose a fourth successive match for the first time since 1961."

  103. 1707: 
    LINE-UPS- Man Utd v Swansea (1730 GMT)

    Man Utd: De Gea, Rafael Da Silva, Smalling, Vidic, Evra, Fletcher, Carrick, Valencia, Kagawa, Januzaj, Welbeck. Subs: Giggs, Lindegaard, Hernandez, Cleverley, Buttner, Zaha, Lingard.

    Swansea: Tremmel, Rangel, Amat, Williams, Ben Davies, Britton, Canas, Pozuelo, Shelvey, Routledge, Bony. Subs: Taylor, Chico, Cornell, Vazquez, Richards, Donnelly, Lucas.

    Referee: Chris Foy (Merseyside)

  104. 1706: 
    Man Utd v Swansea (1730 GMT)

    BBC Sport's Alistair Magowan reports from Old Trafford: "Manchester United boss David Moyes names a full-strength side to face Swansea this time after resting several players for the FA Cup defeat last Sunday. And where he played two strikers then, he has chosen a five-man midfield with striker Danny Welbeck to be supported by Shinji Kagawa. Chris Smalling starts in the centre of defence as Jonny Evanns misses out with a back problem sustained against Sunderland. Darren Fletcher is alongside Michael Carrick in central midfield.

    "Swansea, though, bring in arguably their strongest team, making four changes to the team that won in the last minute at Old Trafford. Three of them are in defence as Angel Rangel, Ashley Williams and Ben Davies replace Dwight Tiendalli, Chico Flores and Neil Taylor while Jose Canas is in for Jonathan De Guzman in midfield."

  105. 1706: 

    At the top of the table Scunthorpe, Burton Albion and Chesterfield all win to remain in the automatic promotion places, beating Mansfield, Cheltenham and Bury respectively. Accrington Stanley have to settle for a point despite leading three times at home to Newport County, that result sees Stanley slip to 21st level on points with Torquay who win 2-0 at Wimbledon while bottom side Northampton are beaten 2-0 at home by York.

  106. 1702: 
    Cardiff 0-2 West Ham

    Andy Carroll and Matt Taylor embrace before the visiting players head over to the West Ham fans in one corner of the Cardiff City Stadium to exchange applause.

    Skipper Mark Noble rightly asks them to acknowledge a superb display by Adrian. That second-half save from Fraizer Campbell was top drawer.

  107. 1700:  
    MOTD's Alistair Mann at Cardiff City StadiumFULL-TIME- Cardiff 0-2 West Ham

    "Questions have been asked of them in a week when 11 goals were conceded. All those questions were answered and then some. Manager Sam Allardyce, the man under enormous scrutiny, and can go off with his head held very, very high."

  108. 1658: 
    GOAL- Cardiff 0-2 West Ham - Mark Noble (90+3 mins)
    West Ham boss Sam Allardyce (left)

    West Ham will coast over the line rather than stagger to victory. Mark Noble finishes low and hard after Andy Carroll's deft pass inside to wrap up three precious points.

  109. 1658: 
    Cardiff 0-1 West Ham

    Magnus Wolff Eikrem has looked good since coming on and his cross deserves better than Andreas Cornelius's wayward header.

  110. 1657: 
    Cardiff 0-1 West Ham

    Andy Carroll is back doing some defensive dirty work. West Ham need all hands on deck in their own box.

  111. 1656: 
    FOUR MINUTES OF INJURY TIME- Cardiff 0-1 West Ham

    The Cardiff fans think they should have more, but they have just four added minutes to find a leveller.

  112. 1655: 
    PENALTY APPEAL- Cardiff 0-1 West Ham

    Mark Noble hits the deck with arms flailing in the box. He claims that he was pushed by Kevin Theophile Caterine. Lee Mason disagrees. West Hamare taking their time over everything, running down the clock.

  113. 1653:  
    MOTD's Steve Bower at Goodison ParkFULL-TIME- Everton 2-0 Norwich

    "Everton's phenomenal home record continues. They have lost four games in their last 32 at Goodison Park. Norwich rallied late on but Everton impressed."

  114. 1653: 
    Cardiff 0-1 West Ham

    West Ham co-owner David Sullivan is not giving away any nerves, peering out from under that Russian-style hat.

  115. 1652: 
    FULL-TIME- Tottenham 2-0 Crystal Palace
  116. 1652: 
    FULL-TIME- Fulham 1-4 Sunderland
  117. 1652: 
    FIVE MINUTES TO GO- Cardiff 0-1 West Ham

    Magnus Wolff Eikrem hits it cleanly, but centrally and Adrian clutches gratefully into his body. Five to go.

  118. 1652: 
    CLOSE!- Tottenham 2-0 Crystal Palace

    Too little too late for Crystal Palace as Marouane Chamakh powers a header narrowly over the bar. If only Jason Puncheon had scored THAT penalty. Check it out on Match of the Day later...

  119. 1650: 

    Tranmere, who have lost four of their last six games, are back level at home to Walsall as Cole Stockton scores his third goal of the season to cancel out Milan Lalkovic's opener. Clinton Morrison scores to give Colchester a 2-0 lead over Gillingham while all the action is coming at Swindon. Lee Tomlin receives his seventh red card for Peterborough who trail 2-1. Elsewhere Brentford, Leyton Orient and Wolves still lead.

  120. 1650: 
    FULL-TIME- Southampton 1-0 West Brom
  121. 1650: 
    Cardiff 0-1 West Ham

    Mark Noble blocks bravely as Peter Whittingham blasts goalwards from 18 yards. This is desperate, last-gasp stuff.

  122. 1649: 
    Tottenham 2-0 Crystal Palace

    Adlene Guedioura almost stakes a late claim for goal of the day when he takes aim from 35 yards but his powerful effort curls just wide with Hugo Lloris beaten.

  123. 1647: 
    Cardiff 0-1 West Ham

    Craig Bellamy puts his instep through a shot from 30 yards, but it is a skiddy, ugly one that Adrian gobbles up with ease in the West Ham goal.

    Former Aston Villa striker Dion Dublin on BBC Final ScoreFulham 1-4 Sunderland

    "It is a psychology thing. Gus Poyet has given Adam Johnson the confidence to excel, it is very good management."

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

  125. 1647: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Southampton 1-0 West Brom

    What a superb save. West Brom almost nick an undeserved point from St Mary's when Liam Ridgewell slides a cross into the six-yard box but Shane Long's effort is saved by the feet of Artur Boruc. He's earned his clean sheet bonus now.

  126. 1645: 

    Yeovil pull a goal back against Burnley through Kieffer Moore and now trail just 2-1 to Sean Dyche's side with 10 minutes remaining. Bolton are level at home to Nottingham Forest, Matt Mills cancelling out Jamie Paterson's opener. Ipswich's nine-game unbeaten run is surely over after QPR's Armand Traore scores to make it 3-0 at Portman Road and elsewhere Middlesbrough take the lead at Blackpool through Mustapha Carayol.

  127. 1644: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Cardiff 0-1 West Ham

    The stage is set for a siege of the West Ham goal. Mark Hudson departs and lofty Danish striker Andreas Cornelius comes on to form a target for Cardiff's crosses.

  128. 1643: 
    GOAL- Fulham 1-4 Sunderland - Adam Johnson (85 mins, hat-trick)

    And Adam Johnson sends David Stockdale the wrong way to find the bottom corner and ensure he'll be travelling back up to the north east with a match ball in his bag. Are you watching Roy Hodgson? Tom Gregory [1640] thinks you should be...

  129. 1642: 
    PENALTY FOR SUNDERLAND- Fulham 1-3 Sunderland

    Jozy Altidore is clumsily brought down by Philippe Senderos and Sunderland are awarded a penalty. Adam Johnson steps up for his hat-trick...

  130. 1642: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Cardiff 0-1 West Ham

    With 15 minutes to go and a man down, West Ham boss Sam Allardyce is forced to rearrange with a final change. Mohammad Diame replaces Jack Collison and trots into position to shore up the backline.

  131. 1641: 

    We're not quite at this stage at Cardiff, but otherwise the rest of our 3pm kick-offs are entering the final five minutes. Time for some heroes? And villains?

  132. 1640: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Cardiff 0-1 West Ham

    Andy Carroll, beard, hair and all, came on for Carlton Cole just before James Tomkins' dismissal.


    Tom Gregory: With Theo Walcott injured, how about Adam Johnson for a late World Cup shout?

  134. 1639: 
    BREAKING TEAM NEWS- Man Utd v Swansea (1730 GMT)

    Three changes for Manchester United from their Sunderland defeat. Chris Smalling, Darren Fletcher and Shinji Kagawa replace Jonny Evans, Tom Cleverley and Ryan Giggs

  135. 1639: 
    HITS THE WOODWORK- Everton 2-0 Norwich

    Norwich are at least giving it a go at Goodison Park. Robert Snodgrass heads against the post from Nathan Redmond's cross.

    Manchester United defender Rio FerdinandMan Utd v Swansea (1730 GMT)

    "Come on boys, today we start our run. On & upwards we go. Your support is fully appreciated."

  137. 1638: 
    RED CARD- West Ham's James Tomkins

    James Tomkins trudges to the sidelines after a high foot almost rearranges Frazier Campbell's nose. Second booking and West Ham's defensive shortcomings are only going to get worse with a one-match ban to come.

  138. 1637: 
    CLOSE!- Cardiff 0-1 West Ham

    Craig Bellamy sends a free-kick dipping towards Adrian's near post. The West Ham goalie is beaten, but the ball shaves the wrong side of the upright. Cardiff fans thought it was in and were duly mocked by their counterparts in the away end.

  139. 1637: 
    Fulham 1-3 Sunderland

    It's just not going to be Fulham's day, is it? Pajtim Kasami's cross from the right takes a wicked deflection off Phil Barsdley but Vito Mannone clears it from under his bar. Is Rene Meulensteen going to become the next example of a top coach who doesn't quite make it as a manager? Just posing the question...

  140. 1635: 
    Everton 2-0 Norwich

    Bradley Johnson attempts to stir things up for Norwich, curling just wide from the edge of the box. The Canaries have not looked like they have the punch up front to fight their way back though. Just under 15 minutes left.

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    Real Stealth: Why is Defoe moving? He's better than Soldado by miles.

  142. 1634: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Southampton 1-0 West Brom

    West Brom have brought on their leading scorer Saido Berahino to try and salvage something from the south coast. No joy as yet though.

  143. 1634: 
    Everton 2-0 Norwich

    Norwich winger Nathan Redmond sends a scruffy shot into the shins of Tim Howard.. The home side are so comfortable they have not only go cruise control on, they have reclined their seat and stretched their feet up on the dashboard.

  144. 1632: 

    On the day when Torquay lead Wimbledon 2-0 bottom of the table Northampton trail at home to York City by the same scoreline. As it stands the Cobblers could find themselves four points from safety in the table. The deadlock has finally been broken at Home Park, first Plymouth take the lead through Dominic Blizzard but Kevan Hurst replies immediately for Plymouth. Second-placed Chesterfield double their lead against Bury, with Jay O'Shea scoring to make it 2-0, while Burton score to make it 1-1 at home to Cheltenham.

    Former Arsenal defender Martin Keown on BBC Final ScoreFulham 1-3 Sunderland
    Sunderland score at Craven Cottage

    "Fulham goalkeeper David Stockdale could have done better for all three Sunderland goals."

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

  146. 1631: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Cardiff 0-1 West Ham

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer calls for his new signing Magnus Wolff Eikrem. The Norwegian is brought on in place of Gary Medel to try to prise West Ham open.

  147. 1630: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Everton 2-0 Norwich

    Over at Goodison Park, Johnny Heitinga, who turned down a move to West Ham earlier this month, has come on for his first Premier League appearance of the season.

  148. 1629: 
    GOAL- Tottenham 2-0 Crystal Palace - Jermain Defoe (73 mins)

    It just had to be, didn't it? Jermain Defoe marks one of his final appearances for Tottenham with a crucial goal - showing nifty footwork to gather Aaron Lennon's pass and fire powerfully beyond Julian Speroni from six yards out. He's been doing it for years.

  149. 1628: 
    Cardiff 0-1 West Ham

    Tick that one off your Eye-Spy book for 50 points. Andy Carroll is warming up on the sidelines. Will West Ham boss Sam Allardyce risk his injury-plagued striker with his side still in front?

  150. 1627: 
    YELLOW CARD- Cardiff 0-1 West Ham

    James Tomkins's turn to be outraged. The West Ham defender gives both referee and linesman a blast after he has his names taken for a crude sliding challenge on Fraizer Campbell.

  151. 1627: 
    GOAL- Fulham 1-3 Sunderland - Adam Johnson (69 mins)
    Sunderland boss Gus Poyet

    On such moments...

    Sunderland throw bodies all over the place to help deny Fulham at one end and race upfield to score at the other - Ki Sung-Yueng's sliding pass finding Adam Johnson out on the right and the winger rifles under David Stockdale to put the Black Cats back in control. Two goals and an assist for Johnson. And a booking for taking off his shirt. Not that he'll mind about that...

  152. 1626: 

    Third placed Wolves now lead fourth-placed Preston 2-0 at Molineux as Lee Evans adds to David Edwards' first half goal to keep up the pressure on the top two who are both ahead. Leaders Brentford remain 1-0 up against Port Vale, while Leyton Orient are now 3-0 up at home to Carlisle with Jamie Ness and Kevin Lisbie adding to Scott Cuthbert's opening goal. Crewe are ahead at Rotherham for the second time after Kelvin Mellor made it 2-1. Bradley Inman opened the scoring for the Railwaymen before Kieran Agard equalised.

  153. 1625: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Cardiff 0-1 West Ham

    That is a grade-A wonderstop. Adrian somehow gets enough on Fraizer Campbell's powerfull strike from 10 yards to send it over the top. It looked for all the world a goal.

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    Declan Boom McGreevy: Great to see Defoe on for Spurs, he will be missed... MLS have no idea what's coming. A truly gifted professional, who will run wild.

  155. 1623: 
    PENALTY APPEAL- Cardiff 0-1 West Ham

    Lee Mason is not winning any friends in the Welsh capital. The referee opts not to give a penalty despite George McCartney having hands all over Fraizer Campbell.

  156. 1622: 
    GOAL- Southampton 1-0 West Brom - Adam Lallana (66 mins)

    Pure class at St Mary's as substitute Gaston Ramirez spins on a sixpence out on the right and curls in a pass which Adam Lallana latches on to and cool-as-you-like controls before sliding past Ben Foster. He's full of confidence since playing for England...

  157. 1622: 
    Everton 2-0 Norwich

    Everton are looking in the mood for more. Romelu Lukaku, who has scored only once in his last seven, sees a shot thud into the midriff of John Ruddy in the Norwich goal.

  158. 1621: 

    Tom Mowbray: Re Palace penalty - Not as bad as one that I took many years ago, slipped when I was kicking it, it rolled at walking pace right towards the keeper in the middle of the goal. As he bent down to pick it up, it hit a bump and bounced through his hands and trundled between his legs into the goal! Embarrassment all round!

  159. 1621: 

    The deadlock is broken at Portman Road as Nico Kranjcar scores to give QPR a 1-0 lead over Ipswich. Nottingham Forest are also ahead at Bolton as Jamie Paterson follows up his hat-trick in last weekend's FA Cup win over West Ham with his first league goal for Billy Davies' side. Elsewhere things are going from bad to worse for Bournemouth who now trail 2-0 at Wigan after Elliott Ward scored an own goal and Brighton lead 1-0 at home to Brighton.

  160. 1620: 
    PENALTY APPEAL- Cardiff 0-1 West Ham

    Cardiff are not getting much from Lee Mason. The referee stands firm as the home fans and players appeal for a spot-kick after George McCartney's arm makes contact with the ball.

  161. 1620: 
    CLOSE!- Tottenham 1-0 Crystal Palace

    Jermain Defoe is desperate to go out on a high and he jinks into the Crystal Palace penalty area but fires his shot across goal and just wide. The Eagles are still in this one by the skin of their talons.

  162. 1619: 
    Fulham 1-2 Sunderland

    Gus Poyet likened this clash to a cup semi-final before kick-off, but it feels even more important than that as both sides try and land a crucial blow in the relegation scrap - Fabio Borini dragging a shot wide for Sunderland.

  163. 1617: 
    Southampton 0-0 West Brom

    Frustration for West Brom as they neatly pass the ball about the final third but struggle to create an opening for a clear shot on goal and the move breaks down because of off side. Pepe Mel must have plenty written down on his pad up in the stands because the Baggies have not really been at the races this afternoon.

  164. 1617: 
    GOAL- Everton 2-0 Norwich - Kevin Mirallas (59 mins)

    When you take a free-kick off Leighton Baines you have to know what you are doing. Fortunately Kevin Mirallas does. The Belgian posts a deadly accurate delivery just inside John Ruddy's right-hand stick. The Norwich goalkeeper had no chance.

  165. 1616: 
    Everton 1-0 Norwich

    Ricky, Ricky, Ricky. Norwich striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel punts a finish somewhere into Stanley Park as he goes for power from a tight angle. Norwich have to do better with what scraps are coming their way.

  166. 1614: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Tottenham 1-0 Crystal Palace

    Huge cheers echo around White Hart Lane as Spurs striker Jermain Defoe, who has agreed a move to the MLS in February, is brought on for Roberto Soldado. A true Tottenham legend.

  167. 1615: 
    CLOSE!- Cardiff 0-1 West Ham

    West Ham's defensive line don't know if they are coming or going as Craig Bellamy's free-kick comes in. There are three Cardiff players lining up to put it away, but Mark Hudson's header is over eager and slips over the top.

    The last time West Ham kept a clean sheet was 17 December. You would not bet on one here.

  168. 1614: 
    Fulham 1-2 Sunderland

    Sunderland manager Gus Poyet is getting all excitable on the Craven Cottage touchline - frantically trying to gee up his under-pressure players. Rene Meulensteen is slightly more relaxed about things now.

    Tottenham 1-0 Crystal Palace
    Christian Eriksen scores for Spurs

    Statisticians Opta: 4 - Christian Eriksen has been involved in four goals in his last four Premier League games (three goals, one assist).

  170. 1611: 
    KICK-OFF- Cardiff 0-1 West Ham

    Back under way in south Wales where Cardiff boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer makes a change, introducing Craig Bellamy at Peter Odemwingie's expense.

    Listen to a description of Carlton Cole' goal on BBC Radio 5 live.

  171. 1609: 
    Cardiff 0-1 West Ham

    West Ham on Twitter: We can confirm that Guy Demel has been taken to hospital and is being assessed. We'll give a further update when we have more information.

  172. 1609: 
    GOAL- Fulham 1-2 Sunderland - Steve Sidwell (52 mins)

    Game on at the Cottage as Damien Duff puts a corner into the mixer and Steve Sidwell is on hand to nod home from six yards out. Could be a cracking second half now.

  173. 1609: 
    CLOSE!- Southampton 0-0 West Brom

    Youssouf Mulumbu impressed for West Brom in a scrappy first-half at Southampton but he almost cost his side dearly in the opening exchanges of the second period. A loose pass is picked up by Jay Rodriguez but he can't end his driving run with a shot on target. A half-chance. Relief for Mulumbu.

    Everton 1-0 Norwich
    Roy Hodgson and Roy Keane

    There is an interesting combo in the posh seats at Goodison Park as England manager Roy Hodgson is joined by Republic of Ireland assistant Roy Keane.

  175. 1608: 
    Everton 1-0 Norwich

    Even Phil Jagielka is getting in on the action. The Everton centre-half tries his luck from distance and as usual it is out.

    Republic of Ireland assistant boss Roy Keane is in attendance at Goodison. Perhaps he is hoping to have a word with new Everton signing Aidan McGeady.

  176. 1607: 
    GOAL- Tottenham 1-0 Crystal Palace - Christian Eriksen (50 mins)

    A tough lesson for Crystal Palace, who dominated the first half but are made to pay for their missed chances when Emmanuel Adebayor helps on a long ball before Christian Eriksen takes a touch and hammers a shot into the top of the net. White Hart Lane can breathe again.

  177. 1605: 
    CLOSE!- Tottenham 0-0 Crystal Palace

    Better from Tottenham after the break as Roberto Soldado, with his James Dean-style haircut, lays the ball off to Christian Eriksen and the Dane makes some room before taking a shot which is deflected wide by a desperate Damien Delaney.

  178. 1604: 
    Cardiff 0-1 West Ham

    There were some jeers from the Cardiff fans at the half-time whistle. It appears that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's grace period as manager didn't last to the end of his first home game.

  179. 1603: 

    Other than at Cardiff, we are back under way in our Premier League matches. It's a big 45 minutes for teams in the bottom half of the table.

  180. 1600: 
    HALF-TIME STATS- Fulham 0-2 Sunderland

    The stats are not in Sunderland's favour but, after weathering a strong Fulham start, they slowly took control and are good value for their 2-0 lead.

    Fulham 0-2 Sunderland
  181. 1555: 
    HALF-TIME- Cardiff 0-1 West Ham


  182. 1555: 
    YELLOW CARD- Cardiff 0-1 West Ham

    Still time for Gary Medel to pick up a yellow - this time for asking Lee Mason to brandish yellow at Matt Taylor.

  183. 1554: 
    Cardiff 0-1 West Ham

    Matt Taylor sends them scurrying in Row K with a shot well over the top. West Ham are playing for the whistle now and both sides look like they could do with a fresh bit of tactical insight from the bench.

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    Tristan Wyles: Bit of relief for Big Sam. Carlton Cole repaying his debt to the boss. Can't see why Carroll isn't playing though?

    Jack Foley: Carlton Cole. You glorious, glorious man. Who needs big Andy Carroll?

  185. 1553: 

    There are still just four goals in the Championship 1500 kick-offs, on a quiet afternoon so far. Reading lead Watford 1-0 at Vicarage Road, Wigan are 1-0 up at home to Bournemouth and Yeovil trail Burnley 1-0 at Huish Park with Danny Ings scoring his 21st goal of the season. Blackburn take the lead on the stroke of half-time at home to Doncaster as Rudy Gestede scores his third goal of the season.

  186. 1553: 

    Marcello Trotta scores to give the League leaders Brentford a 1-0 lead over Port Vale but anything they can do so can second placed Leyton Orient who lead Carlisle by the same scoreline thanks to Scott Cuthbert. MK Dons lead Shrewsbury 2-1, while Swindon lead Peterborough 1-0 thanks to Nile Rangers' seventh goal of the season.

  187. 1552: 

    They are still playing at Cardiff, but the bottom of the Premier League looks a lot different after the first 45 minutes. Cardiff are into the bottom three, West Ham are loving life fourth-from-bottom while Crystal Palace know one goal could see them move up to 15th.

    Premier League
  188. 1550: 

    Accrington come from a goal down to lead Newport 2-1 at the break, thanks to Kai Naismith's injury time goal. League leaders Scunthorpe still lead Mansfield 1-0 while Chesterfield could move into second place as they lead Bury 1-0 at the break. At the bottom Torquay lead 2-0 at Wimbledon in Chris Hargreaves' first game in charge.

  189. 1550: 
    PENALTY APPEAL- Cardiff 0-1 West Ham

    Craig Noone flops under James Tomkins's challenge and the Cardiff fans are baying for a spot-kick. Nothing doing says referee Lee Mason. Which is probably about right, there was not a lot of contact in there.

  190. 1549:  
    MOTD's Martin Fisher at Craven CottageHALF-TIME- Fulham 0-2 Sunderland

    "Sunderland are in a fantastic position and lead at half-time. Adam Johnson put them in front with a free-kick, before his smartly-taken set-piece set up Ki Sung-Yueng, who made it 2-0.

    "Sunderland are in a fantastic position and manager Gus Poyet will be impressed with the way his team dealt with early pressure and got stronger as the half went on."

  191. 1548:  
    MOTD's Steve Bower at Goodison ParkHALF-TIME- Everton 1-0 Norwich

    "The positive news for Norwich is it is only one. Everton have been on top with goalkeeper Tim Howard only really tested twice, both times by Gary Hooper."

  192. 1547:  
    MOTD's John Roder at White Hart LaneHALF-TIME- Tottenham 0-0 Crystal Palace

    "There will be harsh words in the Tottenham dressing room at half-time and an apology in Crystal Palace's. Jason Puncheon's penalty miss is one of the worst that you're ever likely to see. Tottenham have been ineffective save for Nabil Bentaleb's shot which struck the inside of the post."

    Tottenham 0-0 Crystal Palace
  193. 1546: 
    INJURY TIME- Cardiff 0-1 West Ham

    A bumper 10 minutes of injury time at the end of the first half at Cardiff after West Ham defender Guy Demel's injury.

  194. 1546:  
    MOTD's Simon Brotherton at St Mary'sHALF-TIME- Southampton 0-0 West Brom

    "What will Pepe Mel take from that first half? As an attacking force West Brom have been a non-entity so far but at least they have a clean sheet. Southampton have played all of the football but have little to show for it."

    Former Arsenal defender Martin Keown on BBC Final ScoreCardiff 0-1 West Ham

    "Carlton Cole was shown the door at the end of the season by West Ham, and I could not believe that. They should have stuck with him, and goals like that help prove it since he has re-signed.

    "This game is on a knife-edge. It is interesting that Sam Allardyce has all his experience, but in the opposite dugout, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is managing his first home Premier League game."

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

  196. 1546: 
    Cardiff 0-1 West Ham

    Cardiff have had the better of the first half before Carlton Cole's opener and they are popping the ball around nicely in response to going behind. Matt Taylor concedes a corner from Kevin Theophile-Catherine, but Adrian just about scoops clear as the set-piece comes in.

  197. 1546: 
    Tottenham 0-0 Crystal Palace

    Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy doesn't look too impressed in the stands after seeing his side outplayed by Crystal Palace. Anyone got Tony Pulis's number?

  198. 1544: 
    Southampton 0-0 West Brom

    Still Southampton continue to dominate, but still they remain on level terms - Rickie Lambert blazing a volley over from 12 yards at the back stick.

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    Thomas Abbott: Can't wait too see what Andy Carroll can do after such a long injury lay off.

  200. 1541: 
    GOAL- Cardiff 0-1 West Ham - Carlton Cole (42 mins)
    Carlton Cole (centre) in action for West Ham

    What a big goal that might be. Matt Taylor lofts a ball out to left, Matt Jarvis volleys it low across the face of the goal and Carlton Cole muscles his way in front of a Cardiff defender to shoot high into the roof of the net.

  201. 1540: 
    GOAL- Fulham 0-2 Sunderland - Ki Sung-Yueng (41 mins)

    What a big three points this could be for Sunderland. Once again, their excellent work on the training ground shows as Adam Johnson pulls a free-kick back to Ki Sung-Yueng on the edge of the area and the midfielder fires a shot through a crowd of players and into the back of the net.

  202. 1540: 
    Cardiff 0-0 West Ham

    BBC Wales Sport's Rob Phillips reports from the Cardiff City Stadium that West Ham United defender Guy Demel's injuries are a suspected broken elbow and facial injuries.

  203. 1539: 
    Everton 1-0 Norwich

    Everton are queuing up here. A second goal looks a certainty as the ball loops to the far post, but Seamus Coleman swipes a volley wide.

  204. 1538: 
    Fulham 0-1 Sunderland
    Adam Johnson (right) celebrates scoring for Sunderland

    Sunderland continue to have the upper hand at the Cottage - using the flanks to stretch Fulham, who have not managed to register a single effort on goal since going behind.

  205. 1537: 
    CLOSE!- Cardiff 0-0 West Ham

    Controversy in Cardiff. Kim Bo-Kyung advances from midfield and sees a deflected shot loop up past Adrian and down off the crossbar.

    Is it over the line? From initial replays it looks so, but the goal review system does its job, showing it stayed the right side of the whitewash for the Hammers.

    Referee Lee Mason gives a free-kick as Fraizer Campbell follows in and bundles Adrian, the ball and himself into the back of the net.

  206. 1534: 
    HITS THE WOODWORK- Tottenham 0-0 Crystal Palace

    Agonising for Tottenham as Nabil Bentaleb curls a shot from 30 yards out and the ball hits the inside of the post and bounces clear. The boy's got skill - but it's still nil-nil.

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    Zenzo L: Spurs looking completely out of sorts here, guess they need the hairdryer treatment at half-time.

    Shane Daly: Spurs need a goal scorer on the pitch. Bring Defoe on, the outgoing Spurs legend is itching to score.

  208. 1532: 
    Southampton 0-0 West Brom

    West Brom have their first effort on goal, Steven Reid firing a free-kick over the bar. However, their striker Shane Long is in a spot of bother. He felt the full force of a clumsy Dejan Lovren tackle and required extensive treatment. The Saints' defender was booked and Long is back on but hobbling around.

  209. 1532: 
    CLOSE!- Cardiff 0-0 West Ham

    Get over the top of it. Cardiff go close as Fraizer Campbell nods over from Craig Noone's cross.

  210. 1531: 
    CLOSE!- Tottenham 0-0 Crystal Palace

    Finally Tottenham register a chance - and it's a good one too as Aaron Lennon puts a cross into the box and Emmauel Adebayor is inches away from turning in from six yards out.

  211. 1530: 
    Everton 1-0 Norwich

    Ricky van Wolfswinkel. looking for his first goal since the opening day, curls a shot towards the top corner. Its got the direction, but lacks venom and that give Tim Howard enough time to get across and paw it away.

    It has been a rare foray forward for Norwich who look more likely to concede another than to level.

    Former Aston Villa striker Dion Dublin on BBC Final ScoreFulham 0-1 Sunderland

    "Adam Johnson has been inconsistent. We know that quality he has from his Manchester City days, now he must deliver it.

    "The goalkeeper should have saved that free-kick, however. The ball went through his hands, and he will be very disappointed with that."

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

  213. 1530: 

    League leaders Scunthorpe United take the lead against Scunthorpe, Paul Hayes scoring on his third debut for the League Two side. Elsewhere Newport and Accrington are level at 1-1 with James Beattie's side equalising through Peter Murphy, while Chesterfield are 1-0 up at home to Bury.

  214. 1528: 
    GOAL- Fulham 0-1 Sunderland - Adam Johnson (29 mins)

    Pick that one out. Adam Johnson scores his second free-kick in a week as he steps up from 25 yards and curls his effort into the top corner of David Stockdale's near-post. The Fulham keeper got a hand to it, but there was nothing stopping Sunderland taking the lead.

  215. 1528: 
    Tottenham 0-0 Crystal Palace

    Yet another chance for Crystal Palace as Cameron Jerome hits a first-time volley from 25 yards and Hugo Lloris beats it clear. Is Tim Sherwood employing a rope-a-dope strategy this afternoon?

  216. 1528: 
    Cardiff 0-0 West Ham

    That lengthy break for treatment for Guy Demel has broken up the rhythm of what had been a real end-to-end contest. Cardiff are knocking the ball about well, but not making many inroads.

  217. 1526: 
    Tottenham 0-0 Crystal Palace

    Jason Puncheon has not let his terrible penalty miss affect him so far - giving the Spurs full-backs a roasting and continually putting dangerous balls into the box. How are the Eagles not ahead yet? Tottenham can't get the ball off them.

    Former Aston Villa striker Dion Dublin on BBC Final ScoreEverton 1-0 Norwich

    "Gareth Barry cut across the ball beautifully to help it inside the post. That was a hard technique to pull off.

    "The players trust Romelu Lukaku to hold up the ball well. Because of that, when Barry saw Lukaku receive the ball, he knew to run on."

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

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    Ashley: Is this the same Chamakh who played for Arsenal? Totally transformed.

  220. 1525: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Fulham 0-0 Sunderland

    Sunderland still alive and kicking thanks to Vito Mannone, who deflects Adel Taarabt's powerful, angled shot over the bar. The Fulham playmaker looks like he's back to his shoot-on-sight policy this afternoon.

  221. 1524: 
    Southampton 0-0 West Brom

    There are jeers at Southampton for West Brom goalkeeper Ben Foster. He already seems to be wasting time, taking an age to take goal kicks. The Baggies have offered no attempt on goal yet but Southampton cannot find a final ball to make their punchy start pay.

  222. 1523: 
    GOAL- Everton 1-0 Norwich - Gareth Barry (23 mins)

    It has been coming. Gareth Barry is allowed to run by the Norwich defence. Not normally a big problem, but the on-loan man summons up a superb strike from 20 yards to beat John Ruddy and register his 50th Premier League goal.

  223. 1523: 

    The first goal of the afternoon comes at Valley Parade as Bradford start life after star striker Nahki Wells. James Hanson gives them the lead over Bristol City inside the first minute but Scott Wagstaff equalises for the visitors. Sheffield United lead 1-0 at Notts County, Crewe lead Rotherham by the same scoreline and bottom side Stevenage are already trailing 1-0 at Oldham.

  224. 1523: 
    Everton 0-0 Norwich

    Everton are still knocking on the door. Kevin Mirallas goes close with a shot deflected over the top before Leighton Baines shapes to blast one but drags wide.

  225. 1522: 
    CLOSE!- Fulham 0-0 Sunderland

    A move straight from the Sunderland training ground as Adam Johnson aims a free-kick to the far post, it's helped back into the mixer by John O'Shea and Steven Fletcher heads over from six yards under pressure from David Stockdale.

  226. 1522: 
    Cardiff 0-0 West Ham

    More stoppages in Cardiff as George McCartney and Fraizer Campbell contest an aerial ball and both land awkwardly. Thankfully, after Guy Demel's injury, both are OK and we restart with a contested drop ball which is always good to see.

  227. 1521: 

    After six goals in the early game there have been just two so far in the nine three o'clock kick-offs in the Championship. Reading lead Watford 1-0 after Kaspars Gorkss opened the scoring, while Marc-Antoine Fortune has given Wigan a 1-0 lead over Bournemouth.

  228. 1521: 
    Tottenham 0-0 Crystal Palace

    Michael Dawson must be the busiest centre-half in the country this afternoon. He's running around putting out fires all over the place - Palace looking rampant. But they don't have a goal to show for it yet.

  229. 1520: 
    Fulham 0-0 Sunderland

    Fulham are on top at Craven Cottage with Clint Dempsey the latest player to have a shot on goal, firing just wide from the edge of the area. Sunderland finally create their first opening after 18 minutes when Phil Bardsley's 22-yard effort takes a deflection off Jack Colback but is pushed to safety by Fulham goalkeeper David Stockdale.

  230. 1519: 
    Everton 0-0 Norwich

    Norwich have been under the pump for most of the opening exchanges, but they could well be in front had Gary Hooper's first touch been better. The ball gets away from the former Celtic striker as he advances on Tim Howard and the American is out quickly to smother at his feet.

    Former Aston Villa striker Dion Dublin on BBC Final ScoreCardiff 0-0 West Ham

    "It looked quite innocuous, but Guy Demel did not move when he hit the ground.

    "I know from experience what it feels like to suffer a bad fall on the pitch after breaking my neck in 1999. Nobody knows yet what is wrong with Demel, but talking from my experience of my injury, you are scared to move as you know something is very wrong."

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

  232. 1518: 
    Southampton 0-0 West Brom

    Nothing for Pepe Mel to smile about so far as Jack Cork whistles a 25-yard shot past the Baggies post. All Saints so far!

  233. 1517: 
    Cardiff 0-0 West Ham

    Guy Demel, taking oxygen, is given a standing ovation from the whole ground as he is carried off. It looked nasty and we will bring you more on how he is doing as and when he hear it. George McCartney is on in his place.

  234. 1516: 
    Fulham 0-0 Sunderland

    It's all-Fulham at the Cottage as Adel Taarabt smashes a shot wide for the hosts. Don't Sunderland know this is a cup semi-final today? [1456]

  235. 1515: 
    Everton 0-0 Norwich

    Everton should be ahead. They only have themselves and, specifically Romelu Lukaku, to blame that they are not. The on-loan Chelsea striker nods into the advertising hoardings after being picked out at the far post by Kevin Mirallas and he really should do better.

    Former Liverpool midfielder Dietmar HamannTottenham 0-0 Crystal Palace

    "Just witnessed the worst penalty ever."

  237. 1514: 
    Tottenham 0-0 Crystal Palace

    Despite their penalty miss, Crystal Palace remain the dominant side at White Hart Lane - ex-Arsenal striker Marouane Chamakh looking a regular threat for the visitors. Tim Sherwood, in his body warmer, looks slightly cold at his side's poor start.

  238. 1514: 
    MORE INJURY WOE FOR WEST HAM- Cardiff 0-0 West Ham

    This is not looking too clever at all for West Ham. Having only just got James Tomkins back in his side, Sam Allardyce is going to be forced to shuffle his defence again. Guy Demel is being loaded onto a stretcher after lengthy treatment and George McCartney is being readied to replace him.

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    Christian Cordina: That penalty wasn't even fit for a rugby goal.

    B'tunde Omo'oba: Joined the Spurs game as Puncheon was taking the penalty. I thought he was a goalkeeper.

    Dog Is Dead: That was either the worst penalty I've ever seen or a moving tribute to Emile Heskey for his 36th birthday.

  240. 1511: 
    Southampton 0-0 West Brom
    Pepe Mel

    New West Brom manager Pepe Mel cuts a relaxed figure in the directors' box at Southampton. He's in sunglasses with caretaker Keith Downing still in charge for this fixture. His side however are on the back foot, with Adam Lallana at the heart of the home side's good work. He's had an effort easily saved and Rickie Lambert has pulled a shot wide from inside the box.

  241. 1511: 
    Everton 0-0 Norwich

    Everton have been well on top. Romelu Lukaku drags a shot narrowly wide after being played in. Norwich are on the ropes and hanging on.

    Former Arsenal defender Martin Keown on BBC Final ScoreTottenham 0-0 Crystal Palace
    Jason Puncheon

    "It is close to being the worse penalty I have ever seen. It all happened too quickly for Jason Puncheon, he did not wait for long enough to take the penalty after it was given."

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

  243. 1509: 
    Cardiff 0-0 West Ham

    It has been a boisterous Cup tie of a game so far in Cardiff. Cardiff's Frazier Campbell is within inches of getting on the end of an enticing cross before he appeals in vain for a penalty as Guy Demel shoves him as the ball comes back across.

    Guy Demel is down injured in the aftermath and does not look like he is going to be able to continue.

  244. 1509: 
    CLOSE!- Fulham 0-0 Sunderland

    Fulham have the first chance of the match as a corner finds Dimitar Berbatov, but the Bulgarian's header from four yards is disappointing and straight at Sunderland goalkeeper Vito Mannone.

  245. 1508: 
    MISSED PENALTY- Tottenham 0-0 Crystal Palace

    Can you believe it? Crystal Palace, with a glorious chance to take the lead at Tottenham, spurn it when Jason Puncheon blazes his penalty Chris Waddle-style over the bar. Houses on Seven Sisters Road were in more danger than the back of the net with that effort.

  246. 1507: 
    PENALTY FOR CRYSTAL PALACE- Tottenham 0-0 Crystal Palace

    Mousa Dembele bundles over Marouane Chamakh in the box. Penalty....

  247. 1507: 
    Everton 0-0 Norwich

    Everton have the first chance at Goodison Park as Seamus Coleman, one of the Premier League's finest so far this season, brings a decent save out of Norwich's John Ruddy.

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    Ryan Heatly: Wondered when we would see McGeady in the Premier League? Nippy enough, and will always create something.

  249. 1505: 
    Tottenham 0-0 Crystal Palace

    Both sides are trading early blows - young midfielder Nabil Bentaleb having a pop from 25 yards and Julian Speroni gathers at the second attempt.

  250. 1505: 
    HITS THE WOODWORK- Cardiff 0-0 West Ham

    Agonising for the Hammers. West Ham are within a post's width of the lead as a Stewart Downing cross from the left floats through the six-yard box, misses everyone and bounces flush against the post. James Tomkins is sniffing around the rebound but David Marshall is out sharply to save at this feet.

  251. 1504: 
    Fulham 0-0 Sunderland

    Clint Dempsey is given a warm reception by the Fulham fans early on, on his return to the club he served with distinction for five years.

    Former Aston Villa striker Dion Dublin on BBC Final ScoreCardiff 0-0 West Ham

    "I think Sam Allardyce will be given more time whatever happens against Cardiff. They will persevere with it, as he has good players."

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

  253. 1502: 
    CLOSE!- Tottenham 0-0 Crystal Palace

    An early chance for Crystal Palace as Cameron Jerome helps the ball across to Jason Puncheon, who drags his low shot wide from the edge of the area. That would have made things interesting...

  254. 1500: 

    We're under way in our five 3pm kick-offs. Where's the first goal coming from? I'm going to take a punt and say at Cardiff...

  255. 1458: 
    MCGEADY SIGNS FOR EVERTON- Everton v Norwich (1500 GMT)

    Everton have unveiled Aidan McGeady before kick-off at Goodison Park. The former Celtic player signs from Spartak Moscow on a four and a half year deal and is available with immediate effect.

  256. 1457: 
    Tottenham v Crystal Palace (1500 GMT)

    Tony Pulis - how one man and his cap turned Crystal Palace from whipping boys into Premier League battlers. You have to doff your hat to the Eagles, who are into the FA Cup fourth round and, more importantly, just one point from climbing out of the bottom three. Can they survive? Pulis thinks so - but first they need to deal with an improving Tottenham Hotspur.

    "If you're looking at it from outside, you'd expect Tottenham to win the game and rightly so," he added. "How much money they've spent, the wages, the facilities and how established they've been in top-flight football for a long time.

    "It's going to be a very difficult 90 minutes, but we go there with great hope. We'll work hard and we'll give it the best shot we can."

  257. 1457: 
    Southampton v West Brom (1500 GMT)

    New West Brom manager Pepe Mel will be in the stands watching his new side at St Mary's this afternoon. The Spaniard has a reputation for playing some decent football, and BBC Sport's European football writer Andy Brassell believes the new Baggies boss could be a decent appointment.

    "He's someone who's committed to exciting, attacking football," said Brassell. "He always has a good relationship with the fans. He's an honest, decent guy and I think West Brom fans will be pleasantly surprised."

    Could that same analysis be used to describe Steve Clarke? I think so…

  258. 1456: 
    Fulham v Sunderland (1500 GMT)

    Since getting the Sunderland job, Gus Poyet continually looks like a man who thinks he's left the stove on at home. He just cannot relax in that Stadium of Light dug-out.

    But there's also a new-found resolve about the Black Cats these days - a spirit that saw them turn over Manchester United in midweek. It's time to return to more pressing matters in the Premier League this weekend, and Poyet is hoping to transfer cup form into the league victories.

    "We're not quite at the stage where we say that every game remaining is like a cup final, but it is getting close, so you could say that the Fulham game is a semi-final!" said Poyet. "This game is one which can change our season and I'm looking forward to it."

    That's a new cliche, Gus! Every game is like a semi-final…

  259. 1456: 

    After five players left Blackpool this week Paul Ince has named 39-year-old goalkeeping coach Tony Warner on the bench along with two youth team players - Mark Cameron and Henry Waddington - who both played for an hour in their 6-1 win over Preston North End this morning. Is the gaffer making a transfer window point to the chairman? Not very subtle, Incey...

  260. 1454: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Hull 0-2 Chelsea
    Jose Mourinho

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho on rumours linking Eden Hazard with a move to Paris St-Germain: "The club doesn't want to sell him. Obviously the manager has that decision. Every manager wants players like him. I cannot put too much pressure on him to be man of the match every game or be the guy who opens the scoring.

    "What I expect is this motivation and responsibility he is showing every week. Last year you saw a talented Hazard, this year a much more mature player. He deserves more than man of the match, probably player of the month. Not many are doing what he is doing."

  261. 1454: 
    Everton v Norwich (1500 GMT)
    Roberto Martinez

    Be honest, Everton fans. Have you spent a quiet moment in recent days where you have dreamt of finishing in the top four this season? I heard this week that Roberto Martinez was given the Goodison job after convincing Bill Kenwright that Champions League qualification is possible. The Toffees chairman has put on plenty of showstoppers in his time, but could this one top the lot?

    "We're in a good place but all we need to do now over the next nine (home) games is to get as many points as we can and that will give us the opportunity to fight for one aim or another," says Roberto Martinez.

    Coming from a manager who traditionally gets his teams playing their best stuff in the second half of the season, the Bernabeu and Nou Camp might be closer to Merseyside than some may think…

  262. 1453: 
    Cardiff v West Ham (1500 GMT)

    Incidentally, West Ham co-owner David Gold is chatting away with club captain Kevin Nolan in the stands. Andy Carroll is warming up with the rest of the substitutes.

  263. 1452: 
    Cardiff v West Ham (1500 GMT)

    When not writing emails, I imagine Big Sam has spent a large part of his week wrapping Andy Carroll in cotton wool. The big striker could play some part this afternoon after being named on the bench, and the manager believes the England international's injury problems have hindered his team's progress.

    "We've been without Andy all season," Allardyce. "With him, we'd be an awful lot better.

    "I always say the most important thing is that your leading front man will be 50% of your team or more. It was proven to be the case for me when I signed Nicolas Anelka from Fenerbahce for Bolton.

    "The squad behind Nicolas got a bit weaker than it used to be, by players getting older and retiring, like Youri Djorkaeff and Jay-Jay Okocha, but with Nicolas there we ended up competing in the Champions League spots."

    Is one man key to turning it all around, Hammers fans?

  264. 1451: 
    Cardiff v West Ham (1500 GMT)
    Sam Allardyce

    Let's dive head-first, Terry Butcher-style, into previewing the afternoon's 3pm kick-offs. And what a cracker we've got in store in south Wales. Big Sam needs a victory more than ever before, and he's written to supporters this week, promising his players will bounce back from the midweek thrashing at Manchester City.

    "We've got to get out there, face the music and use it to anger us, make us mad, and win matches," Allardyce said. "The players can't feel sorry for themselves. We are professionals and we've got to take the criticism thrown at us."

    Is it just me who loves the thought of Big Sam sitting down to write an email to supporters? I wonder how often he cursed the computer? Let's hope, for Allardyce's sake, he's not logging on to update his CV after today's match.

  265. 1449: 

    Time to train our fire on today's 1500 GMT kick-offs, and Marc Higginson is here to guide us through.

    Let's start at the Cardiff City Stadium...

  266. 1447: 
    PLAYER REACTION- Hull 0-2 Chelsea
    Eden Hazard

    Chelsea goalscorer Eden Hazard: "I tried to give my best for the team and get the three points. Jose told me to work harder in training. I am 23, I'm old, I understand things in football now and in training I've been giving my best. I'm enjoying it here, I like this club and will keep going for a long time. We will see after February and March where we are, we are a young team."

    You can listen to Hazard's goal being described on BBC Radio 5 live.

  267. 1443: 

    Scunthorpe currently top the League Two table after winning six of their last eight league matches and this afternoon they travel to Mansfield. Burton and Chesterfield occupy the other two automatic promotion places and they face Cheltenham and Bury respectively. At the bottom Northampton welcome York City while Torquay travel to AFC Wimbledon.

  268. 1443: 

    Just one point separates Brentford and Leyton Orient at the top of League One and both are at home this afternoon looking to keep up their impressive form. The Bees host eighth placed Port Vale, while Carlisle are the visitors to Orient. Elsewhere it's third against fourth as Wolves host Preston and at the bottom of the table bottom side Stevenage face Oldham who are currently 19th and Notts County host Sheffield United.

  269. 1442: 
    MANAGER PREVIEW- Fulham v Sunderland (1500 GMT)
    Gus Poyet

    Sunderland manager Gus Poyet: "We are expecting Fulham to show what their new manager wants, they will pass the ball and the first 20 minutes can mark the whole game.

    "But we need to impose ourselves on the match. It is time. We need to win one of these next few games and we need to put two or three results together."

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    David Morris: Another fantastic performance by Eden Hazard. Currently one of the best players in the world.

  271. 1441: 
    Hull 0-2 Chelsea

    Eden Hazard has won his third successive man of the match award. Fully deserved as well.

    There was a sneaky little transfer story in the French newspaper Le Parisien on Friday linking him to a big-money move to Paris St-Germain. I think they can whistle in the wind for that one.

  272. 1436: 
    Top of the table

    That win moves Chelsea to the top of the Premier League, a position they will retain until tomorrow at least. Manchester City will leapfrog them with a win at Newcastle on Sunday, while Arsenal would return to the summit with a victory at Aston Villa on Monday.

    Meanwhile it could prove a massive 90 minutes at the other end of the table with the eight bottom teams all in action. Sunderland, West Ham or Crystal Palace could all be bottom by 1700 GMT.

    West Ham could drag Cardiff further into mire with a win in Wales, while a Sunderland win at Fulham could see the Londoners in the relegation zone.

    Bottom of the table
    Former Hull winger Kevin Kilbane at KC StadiumHull 0-2 Chelsea

    "Chelsea were excellent defensively. Typical of Jose Mourinho.

    "The goals were both of real quality. It was like seeing the Fernando Torres of old for the second, and Chelsea certainly deserved to win this."

  274. 1435: 
    FULL-TIME- Hull 0-2 Chelsea
    Hull 0-2 Chelsea
  275. 1435: 
    Hull 0-2 Chelsea

    The home fans peer back to see Tom Huddlestone blaze over the top from distance as they head for their rides home. One is a young lad in a Tiger onesie. Poignant.

  276. 1433: 
    MANAGER PREVIEW- Southampton v West Brom (1500 GMT)

    Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino: "It's been very tough with so many games of late, illness and injuries. That has hindered us but our mentality is the same and we want to do as well in the second-half of the season.

    "It makes it harder that they have a new manager but he will be in the stands today. I know him very well from our time in Spain and said hello to him earlier. I wish him all the best from 5pm today."

  277. 1433: 
    INJURY TIME- Hull 0-2 Chelsea

    Hull are throwing men forward in search of a consolation. That is all it will be. They have three minutes of injury time to find it.

  278. 1432: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Hull 0-2 Chelsea

    Jose Mourinho soaks up some more seconds, replacing Ramires with Michael Essien for the final few minutes.

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    Angus Wakefield: Great goal by Torres, deserves that today. Another assured second half performance by Chelsea and another valuable three points!

    Former Hull winger Kevin Kilbane at KC StadiumHull 0-2 Chelsea

    "That was the Fernando Torres of old. When he is on form, they are a few better sights in the Premier League than Torres running at a backtracking defender."

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

  281. 1428: 
    GOAL- Hull 0-2 Chelsea - Fernando Torres (87 mins)

    He has not done anything all game really, but Fernando Torres has ensured that all three points are heading back to Stamford Bridge and Chelsea are going top of the league. The Spaniard swerves past the backpedalling Alex Bruce and shoots low inside Allan McGregor's near post. Done and dusted.

  282. 1428:  
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    Hear instant expert reaction from former England internationals Dion Dublin and Martin Keown as the goals go flying in at matches across the country on Final Score. The pair are joined by presenter Jason Mohammad.

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  283. 1427: 
    FIVE TO GO- Hull 0-1 Chelsea

    Time ticking down on Hull as Chelsea counter-attack in slow motion, attempting to run down the clock with an amble forward.

    Former Hull winger Kevin Kilbane at KC StadiumHull 0-1 Chelsea

    "Chelsea are in the driving seat. They have controlled the ball very well, and have not given Hull any opportunities since they scored the goal."

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

  285. 1426: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Hull 0-1 Chelsea

    Stephen Quinn comes on for George Boyd in Steve Bruce's final throw of the dice.

  286. 1425: 
    YELLOW CARD- Hull 0-1 Chelsea

    Maynor Figueroa snaps in late on Eden Hazard, gets none of the ball and all of the yellow card.

  287. 1425: 

    In the Scottish Premiership, there are three fixtures today after Aberdeen kicked off the weekend with victory over Hibernian last night.

    Bottom club Hearts' search for a first win since October continues against Motherwell, who are currently third in the table and on a run of five straight victories.

    Ross County and Partick Thistle are the nearest clubs to Hearts and they face off in Glasgow while St Mirren visit St Johnstone.

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  288. 1424: 
    PENALTY APPEAL- Hull 0-1 Chelsea

    Steve Bruce shots both arms skywards on the home bench. Fortunately for Chelsea, John Terry kept his arms clamped to his sides and when Yannick Sagbo's shot hit his left, that was enough to convince Mark Clattenburg not to give the penalty.

  289. 1424: 
    LINE-UPS- Fulham v Sunderland (1500 GMT)

    Fulham: Stockdale, Riether, Senderos, Amorebieta, Riise, Parker, Sidwell, Duff, Dempsey, Taarabt, Berbatov. Subs: Kasami, Kacaniklic, Richardson, Hughes, Dejagah, Etheridge, Bent.

    Sunderland: Mannone, Bardsley, O'Shea, Brown, Alonso, Ki, Cattermole, Colback, Johnson, Fletcher, Borini. Subs: Larsson, Gardner, Celustka, Pickford, Altidore, Giaccherini, Ji.

    Referee: Mike Dean (Wirral)

  290. 1422: 
    TEN MINUTES TO GO- Hull 0-1 Chelsea

    Can Hull manage to dig something out of this? The clock has ticked past the 80-minute mark.

  291. 1421: 
    MANAGER PREVIEW- Everton v Norwich (1500 GMT)
    Chris Hughton & Roberto Martinez

    Everton manager Roberto Martinez: "We expect a difficult opposition. They have real character in the squad. This Norwich side will make things very, very difficult. We want to carry on the good level we have been showing at home this season."

    Norwich manager Chris Hughton: "It is a very tough game. They have made changes in their style and it has been working very well for them. We are on a good run away from home. We need to be resolute but we have to make sure we are a threat ourselves."

  292. 1421: 

    Changes for both teams.

    Matty Fryatt on for James Chester as Steve Bruce adds punch up front.

    John Mikel Obi on for Oscar as Jose Mourinho responds with more defensive numbers.

  293. 1420: 
    Hull 0-1 Chelsea

    Hull are still strafing the Chelsea box with crosses. No joy yet, but a couple of promising signs as Cesar Azpilicueta and then Ashley Cole, Chelsea less-than-imposing full-backs, have to stretch to head clear.

    If Hull can isolate those two there may be something for them there.

  294. 1418: 
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    Kemlo: Very tight and even until the goal, but since then Chelsea have really shut Hull down well.

  295. 1417: 
    Hull 0-1 Chelsea

    Panic stations in the Hull defence as Willian picks out Oscar with a precise low cross. Curtis Davies flings himself full-length in front of the Brazilian and does enough to deflect his shot over the top.

    Hull are getting stretched at the back as they risk more at the other end.

  296. 1417: 
    Fulham v Sunderland (1500 GMT)

    Clint Dempsey makes his first Premier League start for Fulham since January 2012 after rejoining the club on a two-month loan deal from Major League Soccer side Seattle Sounders. He replaces Kieran Richardson in the only alteration to the Cottagers' side that beat West Ham 2-1 on New Year's Day.

    Sunderland make two changes from their starting line-up that defeated Manchester United 2-1 in the first leg of the Capital One Cup semi-final on Tuesday. Adam Johnson and Jack Colback are included with Sebastian Larsson and Emanuele Giaccherini dropping to the bench.

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As It Stood Table

Last updated 11 Jan 2014 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
Moving up 1 Chelsea 21 21 46
Moving down 2 Arsenal 20 21 45
Moving down 3 Man City 20 34 44
Moving up 4 Everton 21 15 41
Moving up 5 Tottenham 21 1 40
Moving down 6 Liverpool 20 23 39
No movement 7 Man Utd 21 11 37
No movement 8 Newcastle 20 4 33
No movement 9 Southampton 21 4 30
No movement 10 Hull 21 -5 23
No movement 11 Aston Villa 20 -6 23
No movement 12 Stoke 20 -11 22
No movement 13 Swansea 21 -4 21
No movement 14 West Brom 21 -5 21
No movement 15 Norwich 21 -18 20
No movement 16 Fulham 21 -24 19
Moving up 17 West Ham 21 -9 18
Moving down 18 Cardiff 21 -19 18
Moving up 19 Sunderland 21 -15 17
Moving down 20 Crystal Palace 21 -18 17

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