Premier League: inc Stoke defeat Man Utd, Fulham bottom

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1 February 2014 Last updated at 08:34

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  1. 18:15: 

    That's that from the Premier League, but stay tuned to the BBC Sport website for all the latest on the developments at Elland Road.

    Perhaps enjoy the last half hour of France v England in the opening weekend of the Six Nations and we shall see you all tomorrow.

  2. 18:10: 
    Tomorrow's action

    There are two Premier League games tomorrow to enjoy, as West Brom face Liverpool and Arsenal take on Crystal Palace.

    Arsenal will go back to the top of the table with a win, and Liverpool could move nine points clear of Manchester United with victory.

  3. 18:07: 

    In fact, looking at Leeds' fixture list, their next four games are all away from home. That itinerary includes trips to QPR and Middlesbrough. Their next game at Elland Road is not until 8 March.

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    Ken in London: Manchester United were unlucky. But does Moyes really rate Cleverley above Fletcher and Januzaj - and is he more deserving of a central role? As for Zaha... A game changer that Moyes couldn't see.

  5. 18:04: 

    Leeds travel to Yeovil next Saturday - who will own the club by then? Who will be in charge?

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    Jon: The "Champions" losing a third of their league games already is a disgrace. Moyes not doing well but the players aren't helping him.

    Mark Ebsary: I think David Moyes is out of his depth!

    Tunde Akere: Enough said about Manchester United and Moyes. The resilient and compact football of Stoke to beat Chelsea and United is marvellous.

  7. 17:56: 
    Manager reaction- Everton 2-1 Aston Villa

    Everton boss Roberto Martinez: "I think it's without doubt the most satisfying win of the season. You come on the back of a disappointing result [against Liverpool] and in the first half we were too responsible, the players were thinking too much, and were too concerned with the outcome rather than enjoying it.

    "After going behind it was a moment of adversity, but we should be proud of the way we won."

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    John in Salford: When Wilfried Zaha comes back from his loan spell at Cardiff, could he bring Solskjaer with him? Someone who actually knows what winning is.

  9. 17:51:  
    Former Aston Villa striker Dion Dublin on Final ScoreStoke 2-1 Man Utd

    "Manchester United lost to a Stoke side that has lost five of their last six games. They turned it around against a team with three of the best attacking players you can find.

    "Stoke did the ugly side better. They hung in there and wanted it."

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

  10. 17:51: 
    Manager reaction- Stoke 2-1 Man Utd

    More from Manchester United boss David Moyes who says Jonny Evans came off after suffering a calf strain while fellow centre-back Phil Jones is fine after suffering a head injury in a clash with Jon Walters.

    Moyes told BBC Sport: "Phil Jones had concussion but he is okay thankfully. He has had a head scan and there are no problems.

    "You could see it was fierce clash but completely accidental on both players' behalf. Phil hit the ground with his head and that was probably it - you can tell sometimes when they are not right."

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    Yullaw: Bring on former assistant Carlos Queiroz, he'll set the record straight. The empire is not crumbling anymore, it has been destroyed by David Moyes.

    Matthew Wade: I think it's fair to say being a Leeds fan is far from boring!

  12. 17:40: 
    Manager reaction- Stoke 2-1 Man Utd
    Mark Hughes

    Stoke boss Mark Hughes: "To a man, we were fantastic. We got a little bit of luck with the first goal which we have felt we haven't had in recent months but, throughout the game, every one of my players put heart and soul into what we were trying to do.

    "I was not surprised by Charlie Adam's second goal because, when the ball drops to him anywhere outside the area he has the capacity to do that.

    "In training he hits it clean and true and today it was such a good strike that the keeper was never going to get anywhere near it."

  13. 17:39: 

    Nobody knows how they've lost today do they? Norwich, Fulham, Manchester United...

  14. 17:37: 
    Manager reaction- Fulham 0-3 Southampton

    Fulham boss Rene Meulensteen: "We are in a situation where we seem to have to drag the ball over the line. Artur Boruc made some great saves. It was the same against Swansea. We should have taken the lead but we didn't.

    "The second goal really killed us. We have to work hard and keep lifting ourselves. It (going bottom) was always a possibility. Now we have to stand up for ourselves. At least we have some new faces in and guys who can breathe a bit of confidence into the group."

    Injured Southampton defender Dejan LovrenFulham 0-3 Southampton

    "What a game, very important away win. Congratulations to my boys!!"

  16. 17:34: 
    Player reaction- Everton 2-1 Aston Villa
    Kevin Mirallas

    Everton match-winner Kevin Mirallas: "Tonight I played as a striker, it's not my best position but I work for the team, it was a nice goal in the last minutes and it was important because it was a bad result against Liverpool."

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    Rob in Newbury: I am afraid Moyes' treatment of Zaha looks inexplicable after today. And Cleverley instead of Januzaj? What games has the manager been watching this year?

  18. 17:31: 

    Here's the running order for tonight's Match of the Day, which is on BBC One and online at 22:30 GMT this evening.

    Some crackers in here. Do not miss it:

    1. Stoke/Man Utd, 2. Newcastle/Sunderland, 3. Cardiff/Norwich, 4. Everton/Villa, 5. Fulham/Southampton, 6. West Ham/Swansea, 7. Hull/Spurs

  19. 17:30:  
    Former Aston Villa striker Dion Dublin on Final ScoreHull 1-1 Spurs

    "Shane Long will continue to score goals for Hull, that is what he does. It is massive for Hull, looking ahead, that the two strikers click and they did that today."

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

  20. 17:29: 
    Manager reaction- Cardiff 2-1 Norwich

    Norwich boss Chris Hughton: "I don't think you could fault our efforts. Their goalkeeper had a good day but if we make mistakes like we did we have to be scoring goals at the other end.

    "We dominated but if you are conceding poor goals at the times we did it gives them the lift they needed."

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    Oke Stalyf: At this rate, Manchester United making the Europa League is going to be a tall order.

  22. 17:28: 
    Manager reaction- Stoke 2-1 Man Utd
    David Moyes

    Manchester United manager David Moyes: "I don't know what we have to do to win.

    "I thought we were extremely unlucky. We played well in difficult conditions but we have lost to one wicked deflection and one worldy.

    "But we should have been out of sight with the amount of opportunities we had today and we only have ourselves to blame."

    That first line may be telling...

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    Wasique Alam: Fletcher should have come on instead of Welbeck. Rooney wouldn't have missed the chances that fell to Welbeck.

    Hisham Alkooheji: Let's be realistic Ashley Young is 28, he's not going to get much better. Most players lack quality. Why are they still around?

    Anthony Shaw: Man Utd got beaten? Oh.. right. Not quite got the same ring to it as it used to.

  24. 17:25: 
    'The Difference Maker'- Cardiff 2-1 Norwich
    Wilfried Zaha

    Cardiff manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on on-loan Manchester United winger Wilfried Zaha: "Zaha came on and made the difference.

    "He has pace, power and great technique. We have just got to teach him defending."

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    Mohammad in Bolton: Absolute disgraceful performance from Manchester United. Worst thing is there is no hard work, desire and hunger to win. And playing Juan Mata on the right. Stupid

    Marlo in London: Lots of talk about Man Utd's "Fantastic Four" but today it was the remaining "Shoddy Septet" who cost them points.

    Rob in Salford: Yet another team breaks their taboo against United. Clone Scholes is my suggestion!!

  26. 17:22: 
    Manager reaction- Everton 2-1 Aston Villa

    Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert: "We were excellent up until that first Everton goal, then the second it's a world-class free-kick but I'm not sure we deserved to lose the game."

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    Dennis Edwards: Unless Brian McDermott goes on a fantastic winning run with Leeds, his stay of execution will be similar to Malky Mackay's.

  28. 17:20: 
    Manager reaction- Hull 1-1 Spurs
    Steve Bruce

    Hull City boss Steve Bruce: "I thought a draw was a fair result. There was an element of luck with their goal with Danny Rose smashing a shot, but to be fair to Paulinho he finished it well. We had arguably the better chances but we have got off 23 points and we were on that for a long time.

    On goalscorer Shane Long: "He is something we have not had before because of his pace which gets him away from defenders. His goal summed it up, he got the flick on and burst through. He will give us what we have lacking before. I was also delighted for Nikica Jelavic, he could have scored and could have scored against Crystal Palace and he has only been with us 10 days."

  29. 17:18: 
    Top of the table
    Premier League

    It's been a good day for Liverpool, as Manchester United and Spurs both failed to win. A win for Liverpool against West Brom tomorrow would leave United nine points away from the top four.

  30. 17:18: 
    Manager reaction- Hull 1-1 Spurs

    Tottenham boss Tim Sherwood: "I thought we played well today. We had some good opportunities in the second half. We never took the chances and the positive to me is that we ground it out. If we don't win the game we certainly were not going to lose.

    "We thought we should have won the game but you have to give Hull credit, they are fighting for their lives and they dug it out."

  31. 17:16: 

    It certainly is one of the more dramatic afternoons in recent memory! I wonder if Brian McDermott will stay in charge of Leeds for the rest of the season? It may depend on how this takeover pans out.

    Does anybody know? I don't think the club even knows...

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    Tom Wylie: English football: sack a manager for a day; get injured players to replace injured players...Best football nation in the world

    Abdulahi: What a day: Arsenal sign an injured player, Leeds manager was not sacked, Man United lose to Stoke, some stunning goals. Wow!

    Stoke 2-1 Man Utd

    Statisticians Opta: 8 - The last time that Manchester United lost as many as eight of their opening 24 games in a league season was in 1989-90 (11).

  34. 17:12: 
    Player reaction- Stoke 2-1 Man Utd
    Charlie Adam

    Stoke goalscorer Charlie Adam: "I got a bit of luck, and it went in off Michael Carrick's leg for my first goal. It was lucky, but we will take that.

    "For the second, the ball sat up well and it was a great strike. Hopefully I can get a few more during the rest of the season.

    "Every result went against us today, but we showed our character. It is a massive result against a great team."

  35. 17:11: 
    League Two round-up

    Struggling Torquay shrugged off a lack of sleep to beat Portsmouth 10 at Fratton Park. Billy Bodin's first-half strike was enough for the visitors, who had to leave their hotel at 5am on Saturday morning due to flooding.

    Torquay's win leaves Northampton bottom of the table by six points after the Cobblers draw 1-1 at Cheltenham.

    Leaders Chesterfield cruise to a 3-1 win at struggling Bristol Rovers, while Oxford move into third and the final automatic promotion spot with a 2-1 win at home to Wimbledon. Debutant David Connolly scores after joining on loan from Portsmouth.

  36. 17:10: 
    League One round-up

    Tom Eaves' injury-time leveller earns struggling Shrewsbury a 1-1 draw at home to leaders Brentford, while Wolves move into a second with a 2-0 win at home to Bradford.

    Craig Davies scores on his Preston debut, after joining on loan from Bolton, as the promotion hopefuls beat Notts County 2-0.

    At the bottom, Bristol City move out of the drop zone for the first time under manager Steve Cotterill after substitute Marvin Elliott scores two goals in two minutes to beat fellow strugglers Carlisle 2-1.

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    Venkatesh Muthusamy: David Moyes breaking records since 2013.

  38. 17:07: 

    What a 24-hour spell at Elland Road! Brian McDermott is still Leeds boss then.

  39. 17:06: 

    Statement from Leeds United: "The club would like to make it clear that Brian McDermott remains our first team manager. He has not been dismissed from his post as has been suggested and we look forward to him continuing in his role with us in taking Leeds United forwards."

  40. 17:05: 

    Stand by for an incredible statement from Leeds...

  41. 17:02: 
    Cardiff 2-1 Norwich
    Cardiff v Norwich

    Quite how Norwich are heading back east with nothing from this game remains a mystery. Former Canary David Marshall was outstanding in the Cardiff goal, and there was some poor finishing to boot. Twenty five shots, only six on target...

  42. 17:02: 
    Championship round-up

    Leicester City are 10 points ahead at the top of the Championship after Kevin Phillips' first goal for the club earned them a 1-0 win at Bournemouth and a ninth straight win.

    Leeds beat Huddersfield 5-1, including a Ross McCormack treble, as the hosts reacted brilliantly to the uncertainty surrounding the club's ownership and the sacking of manager Brian McDermott.

    Promotion hopefuls Reading win 3-0 at struggling Millwall to stay in sixth, while Derby are prevented from moving into third by a late Ferderico Macheda, on loan from Manchester United, equaliser in a 3-3 draw at Birmingham.

    Late goals from Marc-Antoine Fortune and Jordi Gomez saw Wigan overturn a 1-0 deficit to beat Charlton 2-1, with the Addicks remaining in the relegation zone.

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    Ade, Manchester: The only thing I can take away from this game as a United fan is our urgency. It's been a long time now I have witnessed such.

    Olivier, a relieved Stoke fan in London: Yeeeeeeeees!! Get in you lovely lovely Potters!

    Ruairi, Putney: A late goal for a United player! Late 3-3 equaliser! Oh wait, that's on loan Man United Federico Macheda scoring for Birmingham to make it 3-3!

  44. 17:02: 
    Scottish football latest

    Aberdeen are in their first cup final for 14 years thanks to a 4-0 Scottish League Cup semi-final defeat of St Johnstone at Tynecastle Stadium in Edinburgh. Jonny Hayes struck twice, with Peter Pawlett and Adam Rooney adding the others in the heavy rain. In the Scottish Premiership two Kris Boyd goals earned Kilmarnock a draw at home to Ross County, and Partick Thistle and Dundee United drew 1-1 at Firhill.

  45. 16:59: 

    So Arsenal signed a player on loan to cover injuries, and he was injured. Ridiculous.

  46. 16:59:  
    David Ornstein, BBC SportKim Kallstrom update

    "New Arsenal signing Kim Kallstom is set for a spell on the sidelines with a back injury that was discovered in the medical before he signed on loan from Spartak Moscow.

    "The 31-year-old Sweden midfielder sustained the problem on Tuesday while playing football on a beach during Spartak's pre-season tour in Abu Dhabi.

    "He informed Arsenal of discomfort upon arriving at the club on Friday but, despite an MRI scan showing no damage, a CT scan found an issue with his back.

    "The Arsenal medical team provided manager Arsene Wenger with the prognosis, but it was decided Kallstrom would still join and undergo his rehabilitation with the Gunners.

    "He is expected to miss at least Arsenal's next six games, in which they face Crystal Palace, Liverpool twice, Manchester United, Bayern Munich and Sunderland.

    "Kallstrom did not train with his new team-mates on Friday or Saturday and will briefly return to Sweden and Russia before moving to London and beginning a course of treatment.

    "The former Lyon player, Arsenal's only signing in the January transfer window, joined on loan until the end of the season to provide cover for injured midfielders Aaron Ramsey and Jack Wilshere, plus the suspended Mathieu Flamini."

  47. 16:59: 

    What a win for Stoke! And stand by for some stunning Arsenal news...

  48. 16:58: 
    FULL-TIME- Stoke 2-1 Man Utd

    Nope, that's it - all over and Stoke can begin to celebrate a superb win. The Potters beat Manchester United for the first time since Boxing Day 1984.

  49. 16:57: 
    Stoke 2-1 Man Utd

    A shot from Peter Crouch. Saved by David De Gea. Time for one last attack?

  50. 16:56: 
    Stoke 2-1 Man Utd

    Three corners in succession for United, but Stoke eventually clear their lines. Are the Potters over the line? Not yet.

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    Ade in Manchester: David Moyes season so far has been - stop -start - stop- start- stop start and now stop.

  52. 16:54: 
    Stoke 2-1 Man Utd

    It's route one from United now - the ball being pumped forward, but it just won't drop for one last chance. Yet. Three minutes left...

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    Boboyen: Manchester United having a record breaking season.

  54. 16:52: 
    FULL-TIME- Cardiff 2-1 Norwich

    How did Norwich lose that?

  55. 16:52: 
    HITS THE WOODWORK- Stoke 2-1 Man Utd

    Wayne Rooney's free-kick is tipped onto the post by Asmir Begovic and from the resulting scramble, Tom Cleverley scoops it over the bar. Chaos.

  56. 16:51: 
    INJURY TIME- Stoke 2-1 Man Utd

    Manchester United free-kick. 25 yards out. Seven minutes of added time...

  57. 16:51: 
    FULL-TIME- Everton 2-1 Aston Villa
  58. 16:51: 
    FULL-TIME- Hull 1-1 Spurs
  59. 16:50: 
    FULL-TIME- Fulham 0-3 Southampton
  60. 16:50: 

    Into stoppage time now. Room for one more goal...?

    MOTD presenter Gary LinekerBournemouth 0-1 Leicester

    "What an inspirational signing for Leicester Kevin Phillips has turned out to be. A player for the future."

  62. 16:50: 
    Cardiff 2-1 Norwich

    Norwich certainly deserve a point out of this - Sebastien Bassong heading over a deep cross from the right from six yards out.

  63. 16:49: 
    CLOSE!- Stoke 2-1 Man Utd

    Chris Smalling into the box, Ashley Young from six yards out...


  64. 16:47: 
    CLOSE!- Hull 1-1 Spurs

    Tom Huddlestone has a free-kick on the edge of the box, he drills it in shin-high and it somehow evades four Hull men closing in on it...

    Former Aston Villa striker Dion Dublin on Final ScoreStoke 2-1 Man Utd

    "Stoke have been absolutely outstanding. They are putting their bodies on the line for the result."

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

  66. 16:47: 
    DISALLOWED GOAL- Cardiff 2-1 Norwich

    I told you it's not going to be Norwich's day - Gary Hooper bundling the ball home but the goal is correctly disallowed because Robert Snodgrass was offside in the build-up. Five minutes of stoppage time in this one.

  67. 16:46: 
    Stoke 2-1 Man Utd

    Man United have eight men in the Stoke box, piling on the pressure but the tackles and blocks keep coming...

  68. 16:45: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Everton 2-1 Aston Villa

    Steven Naismith could wrap up the win for Everton but his header is kept out by Brad Guzan! Point-blank range that one...

  69. 16:45: 
    Football League update

    Championship leaders Leicester City look set to increase the gap at the top to 10 points as 40-year-old Kevin Phillips scores his first goal for the Foxes to put them 1-0 up at Bournemouth.

    Alex Mowatt puts Leeds 5-1 ahead against Huddersfield in the first game since manager Brian McDermott was sacked.

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    Graham Green: Southampton deservedly winning with some great goals, but full credit to Artur Boruc for keeping it scoreless in first half.

  71. 16:44: 
    Hull 1-1 Spurs

    Chance for Nikica Jelavic to win it, he breaks clear of the Spurs defence but his shot is poor and Hugo Lloris saves it easily! Still time for a winner...

  72. 16:44: 
    HITS THE WOODWORK- Cardiff 2-1 Norwich

    It's not going to be Norwich's day, is it? Robert Snodgrass goes close again - this time directing a header onto the near post from a corner.

  73. 16:42:  
    Former Scotland winger Pat Nevin at Britannia StadiumStoke 2-1 Man Utd

    "Manchester United need to get the ball to Juan Mata more in the position just outside the penalty box. He has looked dangerous."

  74. 16:42: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Cardiff 2-1 Norwich

    Cardiff's ex-Norwich goalkeeper David Marshall is having a stormer against his former club today - denying Leroy Fer after the midfielder's six-yard header appeared to be heading for the back of the net.

  75. 16:41: 
    GOAL- Everton 2-1 Aston Villa - Kevin Mirallas (85 mins)

    And there it is! It had been coming and Everton lead for the first time. It's a brave man who takes a free-kick off of Leighton Baines, but Kevin Mirallas pushes the England left-back away before curling home into the top corner from 25 yards. Beauty.

  76. 16:40: 
    CLOSE!- Stoke 2-1 Man Utd

    It's Stoke who look most like scoring the next goal in this match, with a corner almost finding it's way past David De Gea. David Moyes has reacted by sending on Javier Hernandez. He desperately needs to salvage something from this match.

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    Alex in Cardiff: Can England just take Southampton to the World Cup? Manager and all.

  78. 16:39: 
    Hull 1-1 Spurs

    Chances have dried up at the KC but it's still a fairly open game. Can anyone nick it?

  79. 16:38: 
    Football League update
    Ross McCormack

    Ross McCormack completes his hat-trick as troubled Leeds lead Huddersfield 4-1. McCormack has scored 22 goals this season and was the subject of a number of bids from rival clubs on Friday.

    Alex Pearce and Daniel Williams goals put Reading 3-0 up at home to relegation-threatened Millwall, while Championship leaders Leicester are still being held 0-0 at Bournemouth.

    Bristol City substitute Marvin Elliott's scores two goals inside as many minutes to give the League One strugglers a 2-1 lead at home to Carlisle. A win would move the Robins out of the relegation zone. A Joe Garner penalty puts Preston 2-0 up at home to Notts County.

  80. 16:38: 

    Into the last 10 minutes. Everton are all over Villa...

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    Hugh Ferrey: If there was ever a time for Mata to be a hero, it would be now.

  82. 16:38: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Cardiff 2-1 Norwich

    Norwich close to an equaliser - Nathan Redmond's shot being well saved by David Marshall before Gary Hooper's hooked effort is cleared off the line by Craig Bellamy.

  83. 16:36: 
    Fulham 0-3 Southampton

    Poor Ray Wilkins looks totally bemused on the Fulham bench. The home side had started so well but three goals in 11 minutes from the Saints' England triumvirate have sunk the Cottagers, who will be bottom of the table tonight as it stands.

    Injured Everton striker Romelu LukakuEverton 1-1 Aston Villa

    "Get in there."

  85. 16:34: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Stoke 2-1 Man Utd

    Stoke forward Marko Arnautovic is the fourth player to be substituted because of injury in this game. It's hardly been blood and thunder though. Just windy.

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    Narek in London: Most Manchester United players would walk into the Stoke team. The players are not the problem. It's the game plan and tactics. How patient are the Glazers? That's the question.

  87. 16:33: 
    Stoke 2-1 Man Utd

    Wayne Rooney has resorted to picking the ball up in front of his own defence as he desperately tries to put Manchester United on the front foot. However, the Reds, who are playing in dark blue today, are struggling to break down the well-organised Potters.

  88. 16:32: 
    GOAL- Fulham 0-3 Southampton - Jay Rodriguez (75 mins)

    What a goal! Goodness me this is how to counter attack! Rickie Lambert is midway in his own half when he looks up and sends Jay Rodriguez away down the left, he's the only man in Fulham's half. It's a lost cause, but the England man cuts inside before clipping a delicious finish over the head of Maarten Stekelenburg and into the top corner. Brilliant, brilliant goal.

  89. 16:31: 

    Into the final fifteen in the Premier League, slightly longer at Stoke, where Manchester United are looking for a leveller...

  90. 16:31: 
    Scottish football update

    Aberdeen can surely look forward to the Scottish League Cup final now that Adam Rooney has slammed in their third with no reply against St Johnstone at Tynecastle. Saints have threatened the Dons goal several times but they have simply not taken their chances and their defending has been questionable at two of Aberdeen's goals. As for the Scottish Premiership, Kilmarnock's goal machine Kris Boyd has pulled one back at home to Ross County - they now trail the Staggies 2-1 - and at Firhill Dundee United still lead Partick Thistle 1-0.

    You can follow all the action on a dedicated Scottish live text.

  91. 16:31: 
    CLOSE!- Hull 1-1 Spurs

    Paulinho's goal has opened this game up as Curtis Davies is called upon to sweep the ball away from the feet of Emmanuel Adebayor on the line, before Nikica Jelavic's goal-bound shot at the other end of the pitch is hacked away by Michael Dawson. Could go either way this.

  92. 16:30: 
    PENALTY APPEAL- Cardiff 2-1 Norwich

    It's all Cardiff now, with Craig Noone and Wilfried Zaha running riot down the flanks. The latter slips another ball through to Craig Bellamy and the striker goes tumbling in the area, but his penalty appeals are turned down. Ole's half-time team-talk working wonders so far.

  93. 16:30: 
    GOAL- Everton 1-1 Aston Villa - Steven Naismith (74 mins)

    The breakthrough! Substitute Steven Naismith finally finds a way through for Everton, running on to Steven Pienaar's flick on to lash in, four minutes after he came on. Can Everton win this now?

  94. 16:29:  
    Former Tottenham striker Garth Crooks on Final ScoreFulham 0-2 Southampton

    "A lot of people gave former Fulham boss Martin Jol a lot of stick. But they have a new manager and new players, and they are still struggling."

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

  95. 16:29: 
    CLOSE!- Everton 0-1 Aston Villa

    Arguably the closest Everton have come all day, as Christian Benteke flicks a header inches wide of his own net as he comes back to help out from a set-piece. So, so close!

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    Adam Lallana (second right) is congratulated after scoring

    James Truscott: Lallana easily good enough to command a starting place for England, Barkley is also a brilliant player but he's not ready yet.

  97. 16:27: 
    Football League update

    Chris Martin fires Derby 2-1 up at Birmingham and on course to go third in the Championship, while Leeds now lead Huddersfield 3-1 thanks to Ross McCormack's second of the game

    In League One, Nouha Dicko scores his third goal since signing from Rotherham to give Wolves a 2-0 lead at home to Bradford. Craig Davies scores a debut goal to give promotion hopefuls Preston a 1-0 lead against Notts County.

  98. 16:27: 
    GOAL- Fulham 0-2 Southampton - Rickie Lambert (70 mins)

    Just a marvellous goal! Nathaniel Clyne works a one-two down the right with Steven Davis, Clyne cuts the ball back and when Jay Rodriguez leaves the ball, Rickie Lambert arrives to steer in for 15 yards. You do not save those...

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    Okunade Adeniyi: Adam Lallana makes Fulham pay for all the first-half misses.

  100. 16:24: 
    Everton 0-1 Aston Villa

    Plenty of passing and neat triangles still from Everton, but Brad Guzan has not been heavily stretched in the second half. Villa doing a good job to frustrate the home fans - and players too.

    Into the final 20-odd minutes.

  101. 16:24: 
    Stoke 2-1 Man Utd

    Superb, last-ditch tackling by Marc Wilson - the Stoke defender putting his body on the line to block a Danny Welbeck shot. At the other end, Marko Arnautovic curls a shot wide. It's going to be a good final 30 at the Brit.

  102. 16:21: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Stoke 2-1 Man Utd

    Jon Walters is, in fact, going to come off and former Manchester City midfielder Stephen Ireland is his replacement.

  103. 16:20: 
    GOAL- Fulham 0-1 Southampton - Adam Lallana (64 mins)

    Another man who is getting closer and closer to a boarding pass for the flight to Brazil - as Saints captain Adam Lallana smashes home his eighth of the season to leave Fulham in real trouble.

    Rickie Lambert plays him in with a through ball, he takes one touch before finding the bottom corner with his left foot. Steered in.

    Hull 1-1 Spurs

    Statisticians Opta: 8 - Tottenham Hotspur have scored in all eight of their Premier League games since Tim Sherwood became their manager.

  105. 16:20: 

    Accrington Stanley's League Two clash at home to Morecambe is abandoned after 58 minutes due to a waterlogged pitch with the score 0-0.

  106. 16:20: 
    CLOSE!- Cardiff 2-1 Norwich

    Now it's Norwich on the attack - an unmarked Robert Snodgrass, who could have had a hat-trick today, heading over Martin Olsson's cross.

  107. 16:19: 
    YELLOW CARD- Stoke 2-1 Man Utd

    Nope, Jon Walters is fit to continue - but he's been booked for his troubles.

  108. 16:18: 
    GOAL- Hull 1-1 Spurs - Paulinho (61 mins)

    They've not been great today, but Spurs are level after some fine Brazilian finishing at the KC. Danny Rose smashes in a shot from 30 yards, he mishits it somewhat and it falls at the feet of Paulinho, who gathers it in, swivels and lashes the ball high into the roof of the net. Fine strike.

  109. 16:18: 
    Stoke 2-1 Man Utd

    Jon Walters is down injured for Stoke after throwing the kitchen sink at Chris Smalling in a full-blooded challenge. It looks like the forward is going off here...

  110. 16:17: 
    Football League update

    Leeds seem revitalised by the events off the field as Jimmy Kebe fires them into a 2-1 lead at home to Huddersfield in the Championship.

    There are two goals in the space of a couple of minutes at Birmingham. January signing Brian Howard gives the hosts a 1-0 lead, before Derby's Chelsea loanee Patrick Bamford levels for the promotion hopefuls.

    Doncaster's home game against Middlesbrough has only just restarted after a delay at half time due to the referee being taken ill.

    Portsmouth loanee David Connolly scores on his Oxford debut to give his side a 2-0 lead at home to AFC Wimbledon.

    Pat Nevin, BBC Radio 5 live at the Britannia StadiumStoke 2-1 Man Utd
    Stoke goalscorer Charlie Adam

    On Charlie Adam's goal: "You will have to go a long way to see a better goal than that. He caught it perfectly and the wind helped it absolutely fly into the net. What a strike.

    "This might not be the classiest game you have ever seen but it is entertaining. I don't think that will be the last goal we will see today - the conditions are absolutely horrible out there with rain pouring down and the wind swirling round. The players don't mind one bit though."

  112. 16:16: 
    HITS THE WOODWORK- Cardiff 2-1 Norwich

    What a second-half turnaround for Cardiff! Kenwyne Jones ends up hitting the post after unwittingly deflecting Jordon Mutch's effort goalwards. Bluebirds on top.

  113. 16:16: 
    Tight at the bottom
    Premier League

    There are currently five points from Stoke in 12th to Fulham at the bottom of the Premier League. You could throw Arsene Wenger's coat over the lot.

  114. 16:14: 
    Hull 1-0 Spurs

    Tottenham have been lacklustre today, and this sums up their afternoon. The ball breaks for Roberto Soldado 10 yards out, it's crying out to be hammered but he barely reaches the goal, a real tame effort. Less finesse more thump required there...

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    Edonbetter: Normal service resumed for Manchester United...

  116. 16:12: 
    GOAL- Stoke 2-1 Man Utd - Charlie Adam (52 mins)

    Seriously...that's a stunner from Charlie Adam. An angled ball from the right is headed down to Marko Arnautovic on the edge of the box, the Austrian forward fails to connect but Adam certainly does - arrowing a superb effort into the top corner. David De Gea had no chance. Superb.

  117. 16:12: 
    CLOSE!- Everton 0-1 Aston Villa

    The natives grow restless on Merseyside. But Everton then have their best effort in a long time, Leon Osman latching on to the loose ball, beating one man and then flashing a shot across the face of the goal. Better.

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    Ben Aitkenhead: Mata - creative. RvP - clinical.

  119. 16:11: 
    HITS THE WOODWORK- Cardiff 2-1 Norwich

    It's 100mph in south Wales as Norwich's Bradley Johnson takes aim and his left-footed shot is tipped onto the bar.

  120. 16:10:  
    Former Tottenham striker Garth Crooks on Final ScoreStoke 1-1 Man Utd

    "That was phenomenal play from Juan Mata. He always makes the right pass.

    "As soon as he thought the ball was coming to him he was thinking about how to play in the striker, nothing else crossed his mind. The finish from Robin van Persie was then superb - two quality touches from two quality players."

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  121. 16:10:  
    Pat Nevin, BBC Radio 5 live at the Britannia StadiumStoke 1-1 Man Utd

    On Robin van Persie's equaliser for United: "It was a brilliant finish and not an easy goal because of the wind. Van Persie had to take something off it, rather than just smash it, and he just clipped it into the net."

  122. 16:09: 
    Fulham 0-0 Southampton

    Southampton have started the second half well, with Morgan Schneiderlin arrowing a scissor kick over the top. Will Fulham regret those early missed chances?

    Former Aston Villa striker Dion Dublin on Final ScoreCardiff 2-1 Norwich

    "Norwich have come out after half-time and thought the game was won. They have shown no urgency."

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  124. 16:07: 
    GOAL- Stoke 1-1 Man Utd - Robin van Persie (47 mins)

    Easy as that! A route one ball is launched forward, it's not dealt with and only half cleared to the feet of Juan Mata. He finds the key pass, picking out Robin van Persie to cushion a lovely steered finish into the far corner.

  125. 16:07: 
    GOAL- Cardiff 2-1 Norwich - Kenwyne Jones (51 mins)

    What a start to the second half for Cardiff! Norwich fail to clear a corner and when Jordan Mutch sends over a cross from the right, Kenwyne Jones hooks in at the second attempt.

  126. 16:07: 
    KICK-OFF- Stoke 1-0 Man Utd

    Back under way at the Britannia...

  127. 16:06: 
    GOAL- Cardiff 1-1 Norwich - Craig Bellamy (49 mins)

    Norwich pay the price for playing the ball across their defence - a stray pass being seized upon by Wilfried Zaha, who slides a simple pass through to Craig Bellamy and the striker calmly slots past John Ruddy.

  128. 16:05: 
    CLOSE!- Cardiff 0-1 Norwich

    Robert Snodgrass from range - oooh, close but no cigar. The shot is deflected wide.

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    Colin: Januzaj should not be on bench. Been Manchester United's top performer last few weeks.

    Kevin Rose: Groan.... More of the same from United. Oh for days gone by!!

  130. 16:03: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Fulham 0-0 Southampton

    Southampton make a change at the break too, replacing Victor Wanyama with Jack Cork. Wanyama's first game back today - I would suggest that he is not yet ready.

  131. 16:02: 

    We're under way everywhere, except at Stoke - with that first-half being extended because of Phil Jones's injury.

  132. 16:01: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Everton 0-1 Aston Villa

    Everton make a half-time switch - Steven Pienaar replaces Ross Barkley. Can he provide the breakthrough?

  133. 15:59: 
    Sheff Weds 0-0 Barnsley

    BBC Sport's Joe Townsend at Hillsborough: "A competitive South Yorkshire derby at Hillsborough, dominated by one man. Barnsley midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong, 24 hours after joining from Arsenal, picked up two yellow cards in the space of five minutes to reduce the visitors to 10 men. Despite, the man advantage Wednesday have struggled to take control of the game, with Tykes winger Dale Jennings going closest to breaking the deadlock since Frimpong was sent for an early bath."

  134. 15:59: 
    Scottish football latest

    Just when St Johnstone thought they could pull themselves level in their Scottish League Cup semi-final at Tynecastle, Aberdeen stung them with a slick second goal to establish a 2-0 lead at the interval. Peter Pawlett had the Red Army in raptures with his surge into the Saints' box and low finish beneath Steve Banks. That followed a third-minute close-range goal by Jonny Hayes. In the Scottish Premiership, Farid El Alagui's goal has given Dundee United a 1-0 lead at Partick Thistle and Ross County are 2-0 up at Kilmarnock.

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    Simon Mirren: Injuries aside, can't ignore all 5 #mufc centre-halves having very poor seasons. If it's a coincidence, it's a rotten one

    Kieran Taylor: This could not be going more perfectly for LFC fans... Hanging in there Stoke, Villa & Hull!

    Wallace Poulter: Even as a City fan I can appreciate the brutal luck that David Moyes has had this season. Giggle in amusement for sure but...

  136. 15:55: 
    Player reaction- Newcastle 0-3 Sunderland
    Adam Johnson

    Sunderland winger Adam Johnson: "I'm in one of those sort of moments. January has probably the best month I've had as a footballer. I'm scoring goals and creating others. It's been great.

    "I haven't felt any different. Things have started to go for me. I wasn't trying anything before, it just wasn't coming off for me. Now it's turned, I'm enjoying it."

    On playing for England: "Of course I have missed it. It's the best thing of all to play for England. A few months ago I didn't think I had a chance, but maybe I do now. It's a good time to do it."

  137. 15:54: 
    Manager reaction- Newcastle 0-3 Sunderland
    Gus Poyet

    Sunderland manager Gus Poyet on Adam Johnson: "If he continues to play like that, no doubt he can go to the World Cup and, if he continues like that, we will be safe. We were good in December, but something was missing. Now, he is creating the difference.

    "He has not been more confident during his time at Sunderland. I say it's not all about blaming to the player. When you have a player of his quality, you have to play a certain way to take advantage."

  138. 15:54:  
    MOTD's Simon Brotherton at the Britannia StadiumHALF-TIME- Stoke 1-0 Man Utd

    "Stoke have never beaten Manchester United in the Premier League but this is turning into a potentially problematic afternoon for United boss David Moyes. His side trail at the break and he has lost both his centre-halves - Jonny Evans and Phil Jones - to injury."

    MOTD presenter Gary LinekerStoke 1-0 Man Utd

    "So windy is it at Stoke there's a real fear that should Ashley Young dive he could be be lifted clean out of the stadium."

  140. 15:54: 
    Newcastle 0-3 Sunderland

    A change of style [1553]? I'm not sure that will fill Newcastle fans with relish?

  141. 15:54: 
    Life at the bottom
    Premier League

    Stoke were in the relegation zone before kick-off - one Charlie Adam free-kick later and they are all the way up to 13th in the as-it-stands table. Bonkers, this season is bonkers.

  142. 15:53: 
    Manager reaction- Newcastle 0-3 Sunderland
    Alan Pardew

    Newcastle manager Alan Pardew: "The better team won, for sure. We didn't look our usual selves. Maybe we were too hyped up for it.

    "We gave the ball away and we struggled. Though we created chances we didn't look like we had the conviction to score. We have to look at ourselves and make sure we are strong between now and the end of the season.

    "We have lost a good player and have another who scores goals sitting out. We have to find another way to play, maybe a with a back-to-basics element to make sure the second half of the season mirrors the success of the first half.

    "A lot of the play went through Yohan, so maybe we have to change our style. Sunderland were more controlled, had a better shape and they are things we can put right."

  143. 15:52: 
    Football League update

    Leeds fans are singing the name of sacked manager Brian McDermott as Ross McCormack levels at 1-1 against Huddersfield. Leeds' top scorer was the subject of a number of bids on deadline day with the club's ownership situation shrouded in uncertainty.

    Craig Bryson misses a penalty for Derby as they are held 0-0 by at Birmingham at the break, in their bid to overtake Burnley in third spot in the Championship. Pavel Pogrebnyak gives play-off hopefuls Reading a 1-0 lead at struggling Millwall.

    In a basement battle in League One, Sheffield United trail 2-0 at Crewe while League Two leaders Chesterfield lead relegation-threatened Bristol Rovers 2-1.

  144. 15:52: 
    Manager reaction- West Ham 2-0 Swansea

    Swansea manager Michael Laudrup: "We struggled coping with their physical presence in the first half. There were periods in the first half where we did OK. We had a good chance with Wilfried Bony.

    "Having seen West Ham against Chelsea (when they drew 0-0), we knew at half-time it would be difficult."

    On Carroll's sending-off: "I think there is contact but, to be fair, from the bench I didn't think there was enough for a red card. Carroll is a big boy but I don't think it was a red card."

  145. 15:51: 
    Manager reaction- West Ham 2-0 Swansea
    Sam Allardyce

    West Ham manager Sam Allardyce: "The cruellest and biggest blow that will be paid to me and the rest of West Ham's team is if there is the injustice when we appeal against Andy Carroll's red card.

    "There has to be somebody to look at that in the cold light of day and say that is certainly not a red card.

    "The last thing we want as a team and club at the moment is losing Andy Carroll for three games for a nothing incident as far as we are concerned."

  146. 15:51: 
    HALF-TIME- Stoke 1-0 Man Utd
  147. 15:51:  
    MOTD's John Roder at Craven CottageHALF-TIME- Fulham 0-0 Southampton

    "It's goalless but Artur Boruc is the main reason for that. The Saints goalkeeper made a number of outstanding saves in this half, particularly from Darren Bent. A good open first period."

  148. 15:50:  
    Martin Fisher, Match of the Day commentator at KC StadiumHALF-TIME- Hull 1-0 Spurs

    "Steve Bruce will be delighted Hull are leading through one of his January purchases - Shane Long. Whatever his gameplan is it has worked. A Nikica Jelavic free-kick almost doubled their lead and certainly the balance of chances would suggest the half time score is correct."

  149. 15:48: 
    INJURY TIME- Stoke 1-0 Man Utd
    Phil Jones receives treatment for an injury

    Because of that horrible injury sustained by Phil Jones, we're going to have six minutes of injury time at the Brit.

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    Cliff B: Typical Everton of late we have all the possession but seem clueless what to do with it at times. Players look tired already.

  151. 15:47: 
    HALF-TIME- Fulham 0-0 Southampton
  152. 15:47: 
    HALF-TIME- Hull 1-0 Spurs
    Shane Long celebrates scoring for Hull
  153. 15:47:  
    MOTD's Alistair Mann at Cardiff City StadiumHALF-TIME- Cardiff 0-1 Norwich

    "Norwich deserve their early lead and have threatened a couple of times since scoring, but since Wilfried Zaha came on Cardiff have looked a more attacking proposition."

    Pat Nevin, BBC Radio 5 live at the Britannia StadiumStoke 1-0 Man Utd

    "How unlucky is Manchester United boss David Moyes? He starts off today with two centre-backs in Jonny Evans and Phil Jones and they have both been forced off injured. Even worse, his team have been on top in this game, and they are behind.

    "Now Jones has gone off, Michael Carrick has dropped back into the centre of defence, and Wayne Rooney has dropped back into midfield to play alongside Tom Cleverley, with Welbeck going up front. Moyes could have brought Darren Fletcher on to play in midfield but his team are behind in a game they need to win."

  155. 15:46:  
    MOTD's Jonathan Pearce at Goodison ParkHALF-TIME- Everton 0-1 Aston Villa

    "A few boos for the referee who allowed play to go on after Fabien Delph dispossessed Ross Barkley, with the ball working its way to Leandro Bacuna, who gave Aston Villa the lead with their only shot of the first half. Everton have been disappointing so far."

  156. 15:45: 
    Everton 0-1 Aston Villa

    Everton have had 70% of possession so far - but they trail. Frustrating stuff for the fans at Goodison Park.

  157. 15:46: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Stoke 1-0 Man Utd

    Danny Welbeck is brought on as Phil Jones is stretchered off. Fingers crossed it's not too serious for the Manchester United player.

    Pat Nevin, BBC Radio 5 live at the Britannia StadiumStoke 1-0 Man Utd

    On Stoke's goal: "Chris Smalling will argue it was not even a free-kick in the first place but that was an absolutely vicious deflection on Charlie Adam's shot. Michael Carrick's touch took it from one corner to the other corner and there was nothing David de Gea could do about it.

    "Manchester United had been on top for the last 20 minutes so this is a massive lift for Stoke. They will have the wind at their backs in the second half too."

  159. 15:43: 
    Fulham 0-0 Southampton

    Southampton have been under the cosh for large portions but they do fashion a half chance, Jay Rodriguez flicking a header wide after a fine deep cross.

  160. 15:43: 
    Stoke 1-0 Man Utd

    More bad news for Manchester United, with Phil Jones coming off worse in an aerial challenge with Jon Walters. The big defender was seemingly knocked out when his face collided with the back of the Stoke forward's head. He's received around four minutes of treatment already.

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    Stuart: As a Liverpool fan I really wish I could just stop the games now and that be the final result... Perfect day thus far!!

  162. 15:40: 
    Football League update

    Billy Bodin, son of former Wales international Paul Bodin, gives Torquay a 1-0 lead at Portsmouth. Torquay went into the game second from bottom in League Two, with the players kept up for most of the night after their hotel was flooded last night, forcing them to change hotels at 5am.

    In League one, Brad Potts gives Carlisle a 1-0 lead against fellow strugglers Bristol City.

    Former Tottenham striker Garth Crooks on Final ScoreEverton 0-1 Aston Villa

    "If you want your players to take responsibility on the ball, you cannot afford to lose the ball in the middle of the pitch. That was where a young lad in Ross Barkley probably got too confident in a vulnerable position.

    "Good players see danger."

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  164. 15:40: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Cardiff 0-1 Norwich

    Cardiff boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has seen enough. He is making a change after 38 minutes, and bringing on Manchester United loanee Wilfried Zaha for Peter Whittingham.

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    Jonathan Guckian: Doesn't anyone want fourth place?

  166. 15:39: 
    CLOSE!- Hull 1-0 Spurs

    Almost a brilliant first goal for Hull for Nikica Jelavic! The former Everton man bends a free-kick over the wall from 22 yards and it flies no more than a foot wide of the top corner. Great technique.

  167. 15:37: 
    GOAL- Stoke 1-0 Man Utd - Charlie Adam (38 mins)

    Unbelievable. David Moyes just has no luck, does he? Stoke win a free-kick 40 yards out, Charlie Adam decides to just put his boot through it and, with the United wall parting like the red sea, it hits Michael Carrick on the edge of the area and deflects into the back of the net with David De Gea wrong-footed.

  168. 15:36: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Fulham 0-0 Southampton

    Darren Bent has raised his game and twice he goes close to opening the scoring. First, Artur Boruc repels his half-volley and Boruc then claws out his effort after being sent through on goal. Fulham really should be ahead.

  169. 15:36: 
    Stoke 0-0 Man Utd

    David Moyes is clutching the smallest piece of paper in his hand as he grimaces in the dug-out. He doesn't want his half-time tactics being lifted by the wind and sent swirling around the Britannia.

  170. 15:35: 

    Frimmers in Barnsley - it was always going to be gold.

  171. 15:34: 
    You've been Frimponged!

    BBC Sport's Joe Townsend at Sheffield Wednesday v Barnsley: "Emmanuel Frimpong is off! The former Arsenal man is given his marching orders on the half-hour mark as a clumsy challenge from behind bags him a second yellow card in five minutes. The referee had no option - not the impact Frimpong was looking for on his Barnsley debut."

    Pat Nevin, BBC Radio 5 live at the Britannia StadiumStoke 0-0 Man Utd

    "I've just seen a shot of Stoke boss Mark Hughes on my monitor. He will be enjoying this.

    "Some people might say the wind is ruining this game but it just means it has been a battle and, if any man is up for a battle, it is Hughes - and his team are too."

  173. 15:33: 
    GOAL- Everton 0-1 Aston Villa - Leandro Bacuna (34 mins)

    Against the run of play, Villa lead with a fine counter-attack. Fabian Delph strips Ross Barkley of the ball - he wants a foul - but play is waved on and Christian Benteke plays in the overlapping Leandro Bacuna, who slots through Tim Howard's legs.

  174. 15:31: 
    Scottish football latest

    Aberdeen have the upper hand midway through the first half of their Scottish League Cup semi-final against St Johnstone. The Perth side's defence went to sleep, allowing Jonny Hayes to slide in and put the Dons ahead after three minutes. In the Scottish Premiership there are no goals to report in the two games. Kilmarnock are at home to Ross County and Jackie McNamara has taken his Dundee United team back to his old club, Partick Thistle.

    You can follow all the action on a dedicated Scottish live text.

  175. 15:30: 
    Everton 0-0 Aston Villa

    Pass, pass, pass, pass, pass, pass, pass, pass, pass, pass, pass, pass, pass, Leon Osman gives it away.

    Everton having all the ball with no real impact though.

    Sunderland striker Jozy AltidoreNewcastle 0-3 Sunderland
    Jozy Altidore

    "What was the score, Jack Colback?"

  177. 15:29: 
    Stoke 0-0 Man Utd

    The wind helps Manchester United on this occasion - the ball holding up in the air from a corner long enough for Phil Jones to power it goalwards and then Robin van Persie swoops underneath it but the striker's low header from six yards out goes over the bar.

  178. 15:29: 
    Football League update

    Things go from bad to worse at Leeds United where Danny Ward puts Huddersfield 1-0 up. With Brian McDermott sacked as manager last night and confusion over who owns the club, Elland Road is not a happy place to be for the home fans.

    David Dunn rolls back the years with a stunning individual strike to put Blackburn Rovers 1-0 ahead against struggling Blackpool. The Tangerines went into the game with just two points from their last 11 Championship fixtures.

    The only goal in League One so far is at Rotherham where January signing Wes Thomas fires the hosts 1-0 up against second-placed Leyton Orient, for his first goal since joining the Millers from Bournemouth.

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    Adam in Edinburgh: If West Ham are '19th century', does that make Stoke 18th century?

  180. 15:27: 
    Cardiff 0-1 Norwich

    Craig Noone is Cardiff's brightest spark so far - the winger twisting on the edge of the box and firing a shot just wide. Better.

    Pat Nevin, BBC Radio 5 live at the Britannia StadiumStoke 0-0 Man Utd

    "The wind is still playing a big part in this game and making things very difficult for the players. Each corner of the Britannia Stadium is open and that is not helping - it means conditions are even more blustery than they would be.

    "I've looked at all four corner flags and often they are blowing in four different directions. It is really difficult to see where it is blowing but it is actually behind Manchester United most of the time, and they should really be looking to use it in this first half."

  182. 15:26: 
    Stoke 0-0 Man Utd

    When Stoke do get an opportunity to attack Manchester United, they lack class needed to break through - Jon Walters getting room on the right but firing a cross straight into the arms of David De Gea.

  183. 15:25: 
    Hull 1-0 Spurs

    Spurs are having much more of it after that early setback but they are finding it frustrating up against the well-drilled Hull defence. Can they find a spark?

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    Alex West: Hull made their signings early, avoiding the madness of deadline day, and it's paying off.

  185. 15:23: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Fulham 0-0 Southampton

    Dan Burn went close with a header earlier on and centre-back partner Brede Hangeland now forces Artur Boruc into a blinding save, the Pole gets up to make a one-handed stop from Hangeland's steaming header. Fulham well on top.

  186. 15:22: 
    Stoke 0-0 Man Utd

    Every time the ball is booted into the air, players from both sides resemble England cricket fielders as they try and judge the drop - with varying degrees of success. United have the right idea though - getting the ball down and trying to play.

  187. 15:21: 
    Everton 0-0 Aston Villa

    It's gone a bit scrappy at Goodison Park, where the weather has taken a turn for the worse. Villa are mixing it up looking for the long ball to Christian Benteke - a tactic which bore much fruit against West Brom in midweek.

    Pat Nevin, BBC Radio 5 live at the Britannia StadiumStoke 0-0 Man Utd

    "Manchester United left-back Patrice Evra has been the most creative player in this game so far, sending over a number of crosses.

    Juan Mata and Ashley Young are switching wings a lot and Evra is getting forward a lot down his wing whenever either of those players wander inside."

  189. 15:19: 
    Cardiff 0-1 Norwich

    Norwich remain the better side, looking to have a little bit more class and nous about them than Cardiff. I'm beginning to fear for the Bluebirds...

  190. 15:18: 
    Fulham 0-0 Southampton

    Fulham continue to push on, Lewis Holtby and Steve Sidwell both fluffing shots from 20-odd yards. Very energetic opening 20 minutes for the strugglers.

    Pat Nevin, BBC Radio 5 live at the Britannia StadiumStoke 0-0 Man Utd

    "The swirling wind is having more and more effect on this game as it goes on. It is proving very difficult for the players to keep the ball under control when they pass or shoot."

  192. 15:17:  
    Former Tottenham striker Garth Crooks on Final ScoreHull 1-0 Spurs

    "Did the Spurs player realise how quick Shane Long is? I like how Hull manager Steve Bruce has been positive and gone with two strikers today, which is good for a relegation-threatened team."

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    Mohammed Hamza: How do Young & Cleverley manage to get in the starting XI for Manchester United???

  194. 15:15: 
    Fulham 0-0 Southampton
    Fulha parade new signings Larnell Cole, Kostas Mitroglou and John Heitinga

    No, it's not a new video shoot for the boyband Blue, this is Fulham parading their new signings before kick-off. And the new boys may have had an impact already, as Darren Bent in particular looks more energised.

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    Chris Johnson: Holt starting and Lowton back on the bench for Aston Villa? So less width AND less pace? Could be a long afternoon.

  196. 15:14: 
    CLOSE!- Stoke 0-0 Man Utd

    Manchester United slowly going through the gears now - Patrice Evra putting the ball on a plate for Wayne Rooney but the striker stabs wide from close-range. He normally gobbles those up.

  197. 15:11: 
    GOAL- Hull 1-0 Spurs - Shane Long (12 mins)

    £7m well spent! Shane Long grabs his first goal for Hull after some classic front-two play. It's route one stuff, Nikica Jelavic makes a nuisance of himself and helps the ball on for Long to chase, he gets clear of the chasing pack and fires past the keeper with his left foot. Classic stuff!

  198. 15:11: 
    Football League update

    Marvin Sordell's first goal in 13 games gives struggling Charlton a 1-0 lead at in-form Championship side Wigan.

    Chris Wilder's honeymoon period as new Northampton boss lasts just 68 seconds as League Two's basement boys fall 1-0 behind to Cheltenham thanks to Jamie Cureton's early strike. Sam Morsy's strike puts leaders Chesterfield 1-0 up at strugglers Bristol Rovers.

  199. 15:11: 
    CLOSE!- Hull 0-0 Spurs

    Closer for the Tigers! Former Spurs man Tom Huddlestone whips in a dangerous free-kick and Nikica Jelavic gets across his man to connect with the volley, but he mishits it and the ball floats onto the roof of the net.

    Spurs immediately counter down the other end and Emmanuel Adebayor hits a firm drive which Steve Harper turns over the bar.

  200. 15:10: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Stoke 0-0 Man Utd

    An early change for Manchester United and another reshuffle in their defence.

    Jonny Evans has picked up a knock and cannot continue. Rafael is going to come on to play at right-back and Chris Smalling will move across to the centre to partner Phil Jones.

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    Sanj: Honestly, how glad must Malky Mackay be feeling about leaving Cardiff now!

    Former Tottenham striker Garth Crooks on Final ScoreCardiff 0-1 Norwich

    "It is all Norwich at the moment. Cardiff are not organised at the back, there is too much average defending going on from them."

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  203. 15:10: 
    Cardiff 0-1 Norwich

    Cardiff right-back Fabio, who is on loan from Manchester United, is having a nightmare debut as Norwich load up attacks down that flank. Norwich are dominating, although Cardiff do manage to fashion a good chance from a free-kick which Steven Caulker heads over from six yards out. A glimmer of hope for the Bluebirds.

  204. 15:08: 
    Stoke 0-0 Man Utd

    Manchester United's tricky trio are operating as part of an attacking quartet in the early stages at the Britannia Stadium. Robin van Persie is up top, supported by Ashley Young on the left, Juan Mata on the right and Wayne Rooney in the hole.

    None of them have seen much of the ball so far, although Mata almost got on the end of long punt from Chris Smalling after escaping Ryan Shawcross. United are playing with the strong wind at their backs and any high ball from Stoke is blowing back towards their own goal.

  205. 15:07: 
    CLOSE!- Fulham 0-0 Southampton

    A rare foray forward from Fulham midfielder Scott Parker who tries to chip Artur Boruc in the Saints goal but floats it into the Pole's arms. Darren Bent then flashes a dangerous cross into the middle as Fulham look for an opener. Dan Burn then heads a Lewis Holtby corner onto the roof of the net.

  206. 15:06: 
    Hull 0-0 Spurs

    Decent start from the hosts as Hull create a decent chance, Robbie Brady getting on the end of a flowing move to break clear but he's off balance and skies his shot on the run.

  207. 15:04: 
    GOAL- Cardiff 0-1 Norwich - Robert Snodgrass (5 mins)

    Where's the marking? Easy as you like for Norwich, with Martin Olsson getting in behind the Cardiff defence and pulling the ball back for an unmarked Robert Snodgrass to strike home from eight yards out.

  208. 15:03: 
    HITS THE WOODWORK- Everton 0-0 Aston Villa

    Crack! Aiden McGeady takes aim from 20 yards and smacks a rising shot against the far post, wonderful effort from the winger on his home debut.

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    Stewart Milligan: Kim Kallstrom - the worst deal done in transfer history. Why did Arsenal not buy a striker! Struggle to see us pushing for the title now?

  210. 15:02: 
    ACROBATIC EFFORT- Cardiff 0-0 Norwich

    Nice from Cardiff, who are immediately on the front foot - Craig Noone whipping in a cross and Jordon Mutch goes for an overhead kick which is straight at John Ruddy.

  211. 15:02: 
    Everton 0-0 Aston Villa

    Everton have started with Kevin Mirallas as the central striker - all sorts of pace. The Belgian has already looked dangerous playing on the shoulder of the last man.

  212. 15:00: 
    Stoke 0-0 Man Utd

    Sir Alex Ferguson is, of course, in the stands at the Britannia Stadium while, in the Stoke dug-out, Mark Hughes takes his seat alone. Big day for Sparky.

  213. 15:00: 

    There goes the whistle - we are under way...

  214. 14:56: 

    Arsenal may not be in action today, but 10 teams are and the players are emerging out onto the pitch. All set? Here we go...

  215. 14:55: 
    Kim Kallstrom in action for Sweden

    Oh dear Arsenal...

  216. 14:55:  
    David Ornstein, BBC SportKallstrom update

    "Kim Kallstrom has picked up a back injury and is being assessed by the club's medical staff amid reports that he could be set for a lengthy spell out.

    "The 31-year-old Sweden midfielder joined Arsenal on transfer deadline day in a loan deal until the end of the season from Spartak Moscow.

    "Kallstrom - the Gunners' only January signing was recruited as cover for the injured Aaron Ramsey and Jack Wilshere, and suspended Mathieu Flamini."

  217. 14:53:  
    Former Aston Villa striker Dion Dublin on Final ScoreStoke v Man Utd (15:00 GMT)

    "Manchester United have not had a link between Robin van Persie and the rest of the team. They have been quite negative, and just played it down the wings prior to Juan Mata's arrival.

    "I think United will come with a late run in the league, and will be the team to beat in the race for Champions league qualification.

    "Mata will make a huge difference in the dressing room, as the players will know they have to step it up now a world-class player has arrived."

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

  218. 14:52: 
    Stoke v Man Utd (15:00 GMT)

    United smashing it long to RVP? I can't see it somehow.

    A win could send Manchester United into fifth.

  219. 14:52:  
    Former Scotland winger Pat Nevin at Britannia StadiumStoke v Man Utd (15:00 GMT)

    "Manchester United want to get the ball down, and play it to their three leading players. It is incredibly windy here, and in the past you would have said that would have suited Stoke.

    "Maybe they will revert to playing more direct football today."

    Listen to build-up to Stoke v Manchester United on BBC Radio 5 live now.

  220. 14:51:  
    Kevin Kilbane, Football FocusEverton v Aston Villa (1500 GMT)

    "We are seeing 18 months down the line a good Villa side, who know what they are capable of. We talk about giving managers time and now we are seeing the result of that."

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    Charlie Fee: Newcastle players need to have a good look at themselves...embarrassing

    James Rush: Very proud of Sunderland today... Let's keep it going Lads.

    Nadim: Man Utd need to make a stance against Stoke to remind the rest of the league that they are still there and there abouts

  222. 14:46: 
    League Two preview

    With just five points separating the top seven in League Two, the top three automatic spots remain up for grabs as we enter February.

    Leaders Chesterfield entertain Bristol Rovers, who are fighting against relegation, while second-placed Scunthorpe travel to midtable Hartlepool.

  223. 14:46: 
    League One preview

    League One leaders Brentford are looking to make it 18 league matches unbeaten when they travel to strugglers Shrewsbury this afternoon. The Bees have won 15 matches during this run.

    Leyton Orient, just two points behind the leaders, travel to play-off hopefuls Rotherham, while third-placed Wolves entertain Bradford as they look for an immediate return to the Championship.

    With three games postponed due to the weather, Bristol City know a win at home to Carlisle could lift them out of the relegation zone.

  224. 14:45: 
    Championship preview

    With the early game in the Championship finishing all square between second placed QPR and Burnley in third, leaders Leicester can extend their lead to 10 points with victory at Bournemouth.

    All eyes will be on events at the Yorkshire derby at Elland Road between Leeds and Huddersfield, with unrest expected among the home fans after Brian McDermott's sacking.

    At the bottom, Barnsley travel to Sheffield Wednesday in another Yorkshire derby, knowing victory would drag the Owls back into trouble.

  225. 14:45: 

    Some worrying news for Arsenal supporters coming out of Sweden, with reports that loan signing Kim Kallstrom has suffered a nightmare start to life in the Premier League after picking up an injury that will keep him out of action for the next two to three months.

    Leading tabloid newspaper Aftonbladet say the Sweden international picked up the knock in his first training session at his new club following his deadline-day move from Spartak Moscow. This has not been confirmed or denied by the Gunners, who next play on Sunday when they host Crystal Palace.

    He was only signed on loan as cover for injuries - so his stay could be very, very fruitless...

  226. 14:44: 

    Fifteen minutes from kick-off then in our five Premier League games - and some startling news for Arsenal fans on the way...

  227. 14:44: 
    Ey up Frimmers...- Sheff Weds v Barnsley (15:00 GMT)

    BBC Sport's Joe Townsend at Hillsborough: "'It's grim up north' I'm sure they told him, but I do not think Emmanuel Frimpong will be put off by the prospect of rain at Hillsborough this afternoon. He has been handed his Barnsley debut in today's South Yorkshire derby with Sheffield Wednesday. If you saw the slightly bemused-looking former Arsenal midfielder holding his shirt to the cameras yesterday, you can be sure he has quickly come round to the idea of wading into the Championship relegation scrap with his new team-mates. The way he has been flying around in the warm up does not bode well for the Wednesday players - I give it 90 seconds before someone gets unceremoniously 'Frimponged'. Interestingly, he will come against fellow Gunners academy graduate Benik Afobe, who makes his first Owls start up front."

  228. 14:41: 
    Player Reaction- Newcastle 0-3 Sunderland

    Sunderland goalscorer Jack Colback: "We're over the moon with that. We thoroughly deserved it.

    "The last two times we've beaten them, showing them we wanted it a bit more and I think that was then case again.

    "Adam Johnson has been brilliant, he's won us vital games."

  229. 14:41: 
    Stoke v Man Utd (15:00 GMT)

    Unsurprisingly, Manchester United boss David Moyes says he is "looking forward" to seeing Juan Mata, Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie line up together after naming them in his starting XI to face Stoke, but it is unlikely all three will finish the game.

    Speaking to TV cameras ahead of kick-off at the Britannia Stadium, Moyes said: "I don't know if Robin is ready yet to go the full distance but to have him out there is a great bonus for us all."

  230. 14:40: 
    Life at the bottom
    Premier League

    So Stoke fans, you have just fallen into the bottom three, and you're facing a Manchester United side boasting Juan Mata, Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie. Ouch.

    Can the Potters pull off a shock? Or are United back on song now with their three Amigos up front?

  231. 14:39: 

    We'll get some reaction to both games shortly, and here's Tom Rostance to help me steer you through the 3pm kick-offs...

  232. 14:37: 
    FULL-TIME- West Ham 2-0 Swansea

    West Ham are over the line too. A big three points in their battle to stay in the Premier League.

  233. 14:36: 
    FULL-TIME- Newcastle 0-3 Sunderland

    Boos ring around St James' Park as the Sunderland party goes up a notch. The best thing about these early kick-offs? You've got all weekend to savour the result. Enjoy, Black Cats.

  234. 14:34: 
    Newcastle 0-3 Sunderland

    Shola's not thrown in the towel just yet - working his way into the box and firing in a shot which is deflected wide. Too little, too late.

  235. 14:31: 
    Team News- Fulham v Southampton (15:00 GMT)

    Fulham make four changes from midweek with debuts for William Kvist and Lewis Holtby and recalls for Damien Duff and Darren Bent. Other new arrivals Kostas Mitroglou, Ryan Tunnicliffe, Larnell Cole and Johnny Heitinga are not included in the 18-man party.

    Adam Lallana makes his 250th appearance for Southampton, who make two changes with Victor Wanyama and Rickie Lambert replacing Jack Cork and Sam Gallagher.

  236. 14:31: 
    Newcastle 0-3 Sunderland

    Sunderland, who won this game 3-0 last season, have scored 3+ goals in consecutive league games at Newcastle for the first time since 1919. Big Sam was honing his managerial tactics back then.

  237. 14:30: 
    SUBSTITUTION- West Ham 2-0 Swansea

    Over at Upton Park, Kevin Nolan is coming off to a standing ovation following his two first-half goals. It appears all is forgiven for that recent red card.

  238. 14:29:  
    BBC Final ScoreLIVE NOW

    Hear instant reaction and analysis to the afternoon's action on Final Score. Joining Mark Chapman in the studio are former Stoke striker Garth Crooks and ex-Aston Villa frontman Dion Dublin.

    Watch the show on the Red Button and BBC Sport website at 14:30 GMT.

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    Edmund Emiowei: And the Great Escape is well & truly on! Well done Sunderland!!

    Former Wales striker John Hartson at St James' ParkNewcastle 0-3 Sunderland

    "The Newcastle players have to take some responsibility here. Sunderland have been well, well worth the win."

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    BBC commentator John Murray at St James' ParkNewcastle 0-3 Sunderland

    "The atmosphere here is unpleasant. There are fans leaving in their hundreds, while the ones left inside are chanting to owner Mike Ashley 'get out of our club'.

    "I have just seen a fan near me throw his scarf to the floor in frustration. The fans are not concentrating on watching the game - they are concentrating on hurling abuse at the directors' box."

    Listen to commentary of Newcastle v Sunderland on BBC Radio 5 live now.

  242. 14:28: 
    Newcastle 0-3 Sunderland

    I'm hearing stories that, following Jack Colback's third goal, a Newcastle fan ran onto the pitch and threw his season ticket at Alan Pardew. Looks like that chap's got other plans for the rest of the season. Who have Gateshead got next week?

  243. 14:26: 
    Newcastle 0-3 Sunderland

    Being a local boy, that goal will mean a lot to Jack Colback. The 24-year-old has had a magnificent game today - picking up a goal and an assist.

  244. 14:22: 
    GOAL- Newcastle 0-3 Sunderland - Jack Colback (80 mins)

    Start the party, Black Cats. Jack Colback nicks the ball off Hatem Ben Arfa in midfield, Fabio Borini powers through the centre and lays the ball back to Colback who buries Sunderland's third of the afternoon.

  245. 14:22: 
    TEAM NEWS- Hull City v Tottenham (1500 GMT)

    Veteran keeper Steven Harper comes into the Hull City side for the suspended Allan McGregor, who was sent off in the defeat to Crystal Palace last time out. Maynor Figueroa and Robbie Brady also come in.

    For Tottenham, Jan Vertonghen and Paulinho return to the starting line-up. Vertonghen returns after almost two months out with an ankle injury, while Paulinho is back in the side for the first time since towards the end of December after also recovering from an ankle injury.

    Hull starting XI: Harper, Rosenior, Figueroa, Davies, McShane, Huddlestone, Meyler, Elmohamady, Brady, Jelavic, Long.

    Tottenham starting XI: Lloris; Walker, Dawson, Vertonghen, Rose; Lennon, Bentaleb, Paulinho, Eriksen; Adebayor, Soldado.

  246. 14:22: 
    Team News- Stoke v Man Utd (15:00 GMT)

    As well as starting with Juan Mata, Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie together for the first time, Manchester United boss David Moyes rings the changes in his defence, with Chris Smalling moving across to right-back and Phil Jones dropping back from midfield to partner Jonny Evans at centre-back.

    Tom Cleverley replaces Ryan Giggs in midfield and Antonio Valencia drops to the bench

    Stoke make two changes from the team that lost to Sunderland in midweek. Jon Walters and Marko Arnautovic, who was so impressive when the teams met at Old Trafford in October, come in for Steven N'Zonzi and Oussama Assaidi.

    New signing Peter Odemwingie keeps his place in the starting XI, with another recent arrival, John Guidetti, again on the bench.

  247. 14:21: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Newcastle 0-2 Sunderland

    Adam Johnson's time terrorising Newcastle is up - Gus Poyet saving the winger for future battles and sending on Seb Larsson in his place.

  248. 14:20: 
    Team News- Everton v Aston Villa (15:00 GMT)

    Everton are without injured top scorer Romelu Lukaku so Aiden McGeady makes his first Premier League start with Leon Osman also coming into the side in place of Steven Pienaar. At the back Sylvain Distin offers more ballast in place of Antolin Alcaraz.

    New Aston Villa striker Grant Holt gets his first start since his loan move from Wigan. Nathan Baker also comes in as Matt Lowton and Karim El Ahmadi drop to the bench.

    MOTD presenter Gary LinekerQPR 3-3 Burnley

    "Gorgeous result at Loftus Road. Well played QPR and Burnley."

  250. 14:20: 
    SUBSTITUTION- West Ham 2-0 Swansea

    Swansea's new signing David Ngog, who has scored just four goals this season for Bolton Wanderers, is brought on in place of Nathan Dyer.

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    Joshua in Dover: Seems as if Manchester United are really feeling the need to win every game from now with that line-up.

  252. 14:18: 
    West Ham 2-0 Swansea

    Swansea show no sign of getting themselves back into this match. The Hammers appear on course for a massive three points.

  253. 14:17: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Newcastle 0-2 Sunderland

    It's not happening for Shola today. First the striker beats the offside trap and is denied by Vito Mannone's save, before his header is cleared off the line. At the other end, Jozy Altidore is presented with a clear sight of goal but is caught napping. Frenetic.

  254. 14:14: 
    Team News- Cardiff v Norwich (1500 GMT)

    New signings Fabio and Kenwyne Jones are drafted straight into the Cardiff team, with Wilfried Zaha on the bench.

    Norwich boss Chris Hughton shuffles his pack, with Alexander Tettey, Jonas Gutierrez and Johan Elmander all drafted in for Leroy Fer, Anthony Pilkington and Ricky van Wolfswinkel.

  255. 14:13: 
    Team News- Stoke v Man Utd (15:00 GMT)

    Peter Odemwingie makes his home debut for Stoke, while Manchester United go for it - Robin van Persie, Juan Mata and Wayne Rooney all start.

    Stoke XI: Begovic; Cameron, Shawcross, Wilson, Pieters; Odemwingie, Whelan, Adam, Arnautovic, Walters; Crouch

    Man Utd XI: De Gea; Smalling, Jones, Evans, Evra; Young, Cleverley, Carrick, Rooney, Mata, van Persie

  256. 14:12: 
    Championship latest- QPR 3-3 Burnley

    What a game at Loftus Road. Modibo Maiga's late leveller keeps QPR in second in the Championship but Burnley will be left pondering what might have been.

    Having come from behind twice, the Clarets took the lead through Sam Vokes' second of the game and only some poor defending denied them victory and a spot in the automatic promotion places.

    Former Wales striker John Hartson at St James' ParkNewcastle 0-2 Sunderland

    "How do you think Stoke boss Mark Hughes is feeling right now? Sunderland are winning, West Ham are winning, and Juan Mata, Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie are starting for Manchester United."

    Listen to commentary of Newcastle v Sunderland on BBC Radio 5 live now.

  258. 14:11: 
    SUBSTITUTION- West Ham 2-0 Swansea
    Andy Carroll is sent off by referee Howard Webb

    West Ham have reacted to Andy Carroll's sending-off by replacing Matt Jarvis with Carlton Cole. Swansea are enjoying plenty of possession now, but can't break down their hosts from another century.

  259. 14:10: 
    Team News- Fulham v Southampton (15:00 GMT)

    Fulham hand a start to new signings William Kvist and Lewis Holtby, while Southampton have Victor Wanyama back.

    Fulham XI: Stekelenburg; Riether, Hangeland, Burn, Richardson; Duff, Sidwell, Kvist, Parker, Holtby; Bent

    Southampton XI: Boruc, Chambers, Fonte, Yoshida, Shaw, Wanyama, Schneiderlin, S. Davis, Lallana, Rodriguez, Lambert.

  260. 14:09: 
    HITS THE WOODWORK- Newcastle 0-2 Sunderland

    Adam Johnson. What a player. The Sunderland winger jinks his way into the box, David Silva-style, and curls a shot against the outside of Tim Krul's far post. Get his number, Roy.

  261. 14:08: 
    Newcastle 0-2 Sunderland

    Two chances for Newcastle to get back into it. First Cheick Tiote's trademark longe-ranger is palmed around the corner by Vito Mannone and, from the resulting corner, Shola Ameobi heads wide from six yards out. You're supposed to bury those on derby day, Shola. My script says so.

  262. 14:08: 
    Team News- Everton v Aston Villa (15:00 GMT)

    Aiden McGeady starts for Everton, so Kevin Mirallas may play up front. Villa hand a start to Grant Holt.

    Everton XI: Howard, Baines, Jagielka, McGeady, Mirallas, Distin, McCarthy, Barry, Barkley, Osman, Stones

    Villa XI: Guzan, Bacuna, Vlaar, Clark, Baker, Bertrand, Westwood, Delph, Weimann, Benteke, Holt.

  263. 14:07: 
    West Ham 2-0 Swansea

    Maybe PMD31 [see tweet] has a point. Chico Flores made a meal out of that one.

  264. 14:05: 
    Scottish action latest

    Aberdeen meet St Johnstone at Tynecastle for a place in the League Cup final. The Dons will be favourites since they sit second in the league and won 2-0 at McDiarmid Park last month, while the Perth side are without suspended first choice goalkeeper Alan Mannus but they have held on to in-form striker Stevie May.

    In the Premiership, there are games at Rugby Park and Firhill, with Ross County and Dundee United the respective visitors.

    You can follow all the action on a dedicated Scottish live text.

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    PMD31: Shocking red card for Andy Carroll. Poor, poor decision and even worse acting.

  266. 14:03: 
    Team News- Cardiff v Norwich (1500 GMT)

    Cardiff hand debuts to Fabio and Kenwyne Jones, while Norwich start with Gary Hooper and Jonas Gutierrez.

    Cardiff XI: Marshall; Fabio, Caulker, Turner, John; Whittingham, Medel, Mutch, Noone; Bellamy, Jones

    Norwich XI: Ruddy; Martin, R Bennett, Bassong, Olsson; Snodgrass, Tettey, Johnson, Gutierrez; Elmander, Hooper.

  267. 14:01: 
    RED CARD- West Ham 2-0 Swansea - Andy Carroll

    Andy Carroll's off - and I'm not quite sure why. The big striker goes up for a physical, aerial challenge with Chico Flores and, in the motion of coming down and untangling himself from the Swansea defender, he unintentionally clips his opponent on the back of the head. And I mean clips. Very harsh.

  268. 14:01: 
    Newcastle 0-2 Sunderland

    Ki's certainly had a good game, but Sunderland will also be very pleased with the influence of new signing Liam Bridcutt. He has slotted straight into the team and been very tidy in the centre of the park.

    Former Wales striker John Hartson at St James' ParkNewcastle 0-2 Sunderland

    "Ki Sung-Yueng has been outstanding today for Sunderland. He has great feet, has worked hard, made his tackles and passed superbly."

    Listen to commentary of Newcastle v Sunderland on BBC Radio 5 live now.

  270. 13:59: 
    West Ham 2-0 Swansea

    Swansea midfielder Jonathan de Guzman has a shot deflected narrowly wide as the visitors appear to have belatedly woken up.

  271. 13:59: 
    Newcastle 0-2 Sunderland

    But Adam Johnson remains a threat at the other end as he curls a 25-yard free-kick over the bar.

  272. 13:57: 
    PENALTY APPEAL- Newcastle 0-2 Sunderland

    Newcastle have been much better in the second half, and they have a strong penalty appeal turned down when Shola Ameobi goes down in the area under Liam Bridcutt's tackle. Play on, says the referee.

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    Samuel Davies: Swansea looking like the 19th century team today.

  274. 13:55: 
    Championship update- QPR 3-3 Burnley

    Modibo Maiga scores a debut goal for QPR after coming off the bench as Harry Redknapp's men level against Burnley.

    The West Ham loanee taps home from close range after Junior Hoilett's run and cross from the right. Is there a winner in this game with 10 minutes left?

  275. 13:55: 
    Newcastle 0-2 Sunderland

    Luuk de Jong wants to be an instant hero, taking aim from 30 yards out but firing a low shot straight into the grateful arms of Vito Mannone.

  276. 13:54: 
    Newcastle 0-2 Sunderland

    Think positive Craig, although all 13 of Luuk de Jong's Bundesliga appearances this season were from the bench and he failed to score once.

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    Craig in Harrogate: A chance for De Jong to become an instant hero?

  278. 13:51: 
    West Ham 2-0 Swansea

    West Ham continue where they left off, with Matt Jarvis nipping the ball around goalkeeper Gerhard Tremmel and pulling the ball back across the six-yard box but Ben Davies is back in the nick of time to clear from in front of an unguarded net.

  279. 13:48: 
    Adam Johnson was on the scoresheet for Sunderland

    And we're back under way in both of our early kick-offs. Swansea and Newcastle need a big 45 minutes.

  280. 13:48: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Newcastle 0-2 Sunderland

    Alan Pardew's seen enough. The Ameobi brothers experiment is over - Sammy being hooked off and replaced by Luuk de Jong.

    MOTD presenter Gary LinekerNewcastle 0-2 Sunderland

    "Sunderland have come such a long way in a relatively short space of time under Gus Poyet. He's doing an extraordinary job."

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    Petros in Nottingham: So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen Cabaye.

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    Wesley Cheung: I'm surprised no one has mentioned the significance of Newcastle v Sunderland being played a day after the Year of the Horse beginning with the Chinese New Year.

    Alan Kirkpatrick: Poor performance from Newcastle - changes need for the second half.

    Cletus U: Sunderland's Jozy Altidore is such a handful. He gallops more like a rugby player than a footballer.

  284. 13:38: 
    Championship update- QPR 2-3 Burnley

    Loftus Road is stunned as Sam Vokes scores his second of the game to put Burnley ahead and on course for second spot in the Championship.

    Danny Ings catches Benoit Assou-Ekotto in possession on the bye-line and his pull back is easily tapped home by Vokes.

    MOTD's Simon Brotherton at Britannia StadiumStoke v Man Utd (15:00 GMT)

    "The arrival of Juan Mata has really given Manchester United a lift, but just as significant for David Moyes is the return to fitness of both Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney.

    "The last time I was at the Britannia Stadium, Stoke beat Chelsea 3-2, but they've managed only one more league win in eight since that early December afternoon and Mark Hughes' team sit just three points above the relegation zone with a tricky month ahead."

    MOTD's John Roder at Craven CottageFulham v Southampton (15:00 GMT)

    "Fulham will desperately be hoping that history is on their side this weekend. The home side in this fixture usually doesn't lose, and Fulham desperately need points to move away from the relegation zone.

    "The last time the Cottagers kept a clean sheet in the league was way back in early December, with a 2-0 home win over Aston Villa. But Saints have stuttered of late, with only a couple of victories in their last 12 Premier League fixtures, and a host of off-field distractions."

    MOTD's Jonathan Pearce at Goodison ParkEverton v Aston Villa (1500 GMT)

    "It's been a stunning week for both clubs. Just as Everton looked set to challenge for a top-five place, Liverpool thrash them 4-0. Just as Villa start to look fearful of the drop again with one win in 10, they beat West Brom 4-3 in a belter. Most people are going for Everton to bounce back. I think they're missing too many key men and back Villa for a draw."

    Martin Fisher, Match of the Day commentator at KC StadiumHull v Tottenham (1500 GMT)

    "Tottenham's hopes of qualifying for next season's Champions League took an almighty battering with Wednesday night's 5-1 drubbing at home to Manchester City. Despite their midweek humiliation, Spurs should make the trip north in confident mood as they look to make it six wins in a row on the road.

    "Hull City appear vulnerable and are currently enduring their worst spell of the campaign. They haven't scored or picked up a point in their first four games of 2014. Even a point from this one would represent a step in the right direction."

    MOTD's Alistair Mann at Cardiff City stadiumCardiff v Norwich (15:00 GMT)

    "The hosts have yet to win a point since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took charge. And having recently been away at Manchester United, Manchester City and Arsenal, a home game with a fellow struggler takes on vital importance.

    "This clash is also the first of three home games for the Bluebirds in February and is the week before they take on Swansea in the fierce South Wales derby.

    "Six points ahead of Cardiff, a win for Norwich will give them genuine breathing space from the relegation mire."

  290. 13:36: 

    Sunderland fans in dreamland, Newcastle fans heartbroken, West Ham fans blowing bubbles, Swansea fans feeling deflated. At either of the games? Let us know your thoughts. Here's the musings of the Match of the Day commentators who are covering our 3pm kick-offs...

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    Elliot Fulton: Talk about SAS, Carroll and Nolan's understanding of each other is unbelievable.

  292. 13:33:  
    MOTD's Guy Mowbray at St James' ParkHALF-TIME- Newcastle 0-2 Sunderland

    "You can hear the displeasure amongst the home fans. Sunderland are winning derby day hands down. Borini's penalty after Anita's clumsy challenge, then Johnson's sixth goal in three and a half Premier League games have given the Black Cats a 2-0 lead."

  293. 13:33:  
    MOTD's Steve Wilson at Upton ParkHALF-TIME- West Ham 2-0 Swansea

    "West Ham deservedly lead. Andy Carroll has made two for West Ham and Kevin Nolan has scored two. Swansea have not been at the races."

  294. 13:32: 
    GOAL- West Ham 2-0 Swansea - Kevin Nolan (45 mins)
    Kevin Nolan (right) celebrates scoring for West Ham

    Here's one from Big Sam's 19th century tactics book. A corner to the far post, Andy Carroll flicks it back across and Kevin Nolan heads home from six yards out. Top work, Hammers.

  295. 13:30: 
    Championship update- QPR 2-2 Burnley

    Burnley have been second best at the start of the second half but Sam Vokes volleys them level against the run of play.

    Michael Kightly's brilliant cross from the left is met at the near post as Vokes flicks home his fourth goal in five games.

  296. 13:30: 
    Newcastle 0-2 Sunderland

    Alan Pardew looks incredibly stressed on the touchline - probably because he realises his side have not won their last 72 league matches when they have been behind at half-time. Now would be a good time to change that, lads.

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Barclays Premier League summary table; it charts each team by position, team name, games played, total goal difference and points
Position Team Played Goal Difference Points
No movement 1 Man City 23 42 53
No movement 2 Arsenal 23 24 52
No movement 3 Chelsea 23 23 50
No movement 4 Liverpool 23 29 46
Moving up 5 Everton 24 12 45
Moving down 6 Tottenham 24 -1 44
No movement 7 Man Utd 24 10 40
No movement 8 Newcastle 24 1 37
No movement 9 Southampton 24 7 35
No movement 10 Aston Villa 24 -7 27
Moving up 11 Stoke 24 -14 25
Moving down 12 Swansea 24 -6 24
No movement 13 Hull 24 -7 24
Moving up 14 Sunderland 24 -11 24
Moving down 15 Norwich 24 -18 24
Moving down 16 Crystal Palace 23 -16 23
Moving down 17 West Brom 23 -6 22
No movement 18 West Ham 24 -9 22
Moving up 19 Cardiff 24 -22 21
Moving down 20 Fulham 24 -31 19

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