Premier League: Manchester City v West Brom

Manchester City beat West Brom, Burnley secure promotion to the Premier League plus updates on speculation about David Moyes's future.

21 April 2014 Last updated at 13:58

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As it happened

  1. 22:31: 

    Burnley promoted to the Premier League, David Moyes reportedly on the brink of losing his job at Manchester United and Manchester City keep the title race bubbling. . . . .it's been a busy start to the week.

    We're back on Tuesday with live text commentary of Chelsea's Champions League semi-final with Atletico Madrid, while Leicester can clinch the Championship title with victory at Bolton. Whether Moyes will still be in a job then remains to be seen.

  2. 22:27: 
    Manager reaction

    More from Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini: "I think we made a very good first 45 minutes. We scored three goals and had more chances to score."

    On the title race: "It's exactly the same but we now have three more points. We always talk with the players that if Liverpool win their three matches and win 14 in a row they will be champions. But our duty is to try to win the games and in that way Liverpool can feel pressure.

    "We have to do our work and our work is to win our games."

  3. 22:25: 
    Manager reaction- Man City 3-1 West Brom

    There's more positive news for Manchester City on the fitness of Sergio Aguero and Yaya Toure. Manager Manuel Pellegrini believes Toure, who missed the West Brom game with a groin problem, could be fit for Sunday's match at Crystal Palace.

    Aguero, who has recently returned from injury, failed to finish the West Brom game. But Pellegrini adds: "Sergio doesn't have any problem."

  4. 22:21: 
    Manager reaction- Man City 3-1 West Brom

    Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini says David Silva has damaged his ankle but refuses to rule him out for the last four games of the season. "We will see on Tuesday how important it is," Pellegrini tells Sky Sports. "He has played the last three games with some pain in his ankle. We don't know if that pain has increased or if it is another problem."

  5. 22:16:  
    BBC Radio 5 liveDavid Moyes debate

    The future of Manchester United manager David Moyes is being debated on BBC Radio 5 live now. National newspaper reports suggest the club will dispense with the Scot's services following a poor season.

  6. 22:12: 
    David Silva

    We're still awaiting news of David Silva's injury. The influential midfielder was carried off on a stretcher after crumpling in a heap in the second half following a challenge by Morgan Amalfitano. Manchester City fans will be hoping Silva's season is not over.

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    Riley, London, via text: David Silva is going be a big miss for us. He's played a big part for us in the title race. Hopefully it isn't as bad as it seems.

  8. 22:07: 
    Player reaction- Man City 3-1 West Brom

    Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany speaking to Sky Sports: "It's job done and we had some good spells in the game. We'll take it with us in the final four games.

    "We can still remember what happened for us two years ago. We take motivation out of it but the most important thing is that we get back to the form we had at the beginning of the season. It looked like we were better against West Brom and if we take that into the next four games anything can happen.

    "We knew David [Silva] was struggling. He's been great for us and he put in a shift. Hopefully he'll be back soon."

  9. 22:05: 
    Man City 3-1 West Brom
    Premier League table

    What does this result do to the title race? Well, one thing is certain. Liverpool cannot clinch the Premier League at the weekend.

    While the Reds host Chelsea in a first-versus-second showdown at Anfield on Sunday, Manchester City go to in-form Crystal Palace on the same day. Everton will climb into fourth spot by winning at Southampton on Saturday as Arsenal don't play until next Monday, when Newcastle visit the Emirates.

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    Andrew, Richhill, via text: As an opposition fan I'm extremely frightened of what Manchester City have planned this summer. Their attack seems virtually unstoppable, it's just their defence which needs strengthening. I'm sure they'll do just that, and they'll break the bank to make it happen.

  11. 21:58: 
    Man City 3-1 West Brom
    Premier League table

    So what does this result mean for West Brom's Premier League survival hopes? The Baggies remain three points above the drop zone with home matches against West Ham and Sunderland, as well as away games at Arsenal and Sunderland, to follow. There's a fair bit of nail-biting going on down the Hawthorns.

  12. 21:56:  
    Former Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson on BBC Radio 5 live

    "It was a comfortable win for City. They scored two early goals and you felt all the time if City went through the gears they could win by a big margin. I'm disappointed with West Brom because at 3-1 they had plenty of time to have a go at City, but they didn't. They never looked like scoring. It seemed like damage limitation."

  13. 21:54: 
    FULL-TIME- Man City 3-1 West Brom
    Martin Demichelis

    Job done. Manchester City move one point behind second-placed Chelsea and six behind leaders Liverpool. Manuel Pellegrini will keep believing especially as his side have a game in hand over both. And Chelsea face Liverpool at the weekend.

  14. 21:51: 
    Man City 3-1 West Brom

    Manchester City fans are drifting out of the Etihad Stadium and into the Manchester night air. They'll be satisfied, rather than thrilled, with what they have seen. This has been three comfortable points and keeps alive their title hopes.

  15. 21:49: 
    INJURY TIME- Man City 3-1 West Brom

    And Edin Dzeko's number is up. Manuel Pellegrini appears to be shutting up shop as the game moves into stoppage times by sending on Aleksandar Kolarov. Five minutes added time.

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    Alan, Birmingham, via text: After a thrilling first half the game's petering out. It's almost as Manuel Pellegrini has agreed Manchester City won't score if West Bromwich Albion agree not to try too hard.

  17. 21:45: 
    Man City 3-1 West Brom

    It's not been one of Edin Dzeko's most memorable performances. Far from it. The big Manchester City striker is presented with a great opportunity by Samir Nasri but screws his shot high and wide. Ugly.

  18. 21:43: 
    Man City 3-1 West Brom
    Ben Foster catches the ball

    West Brom goalkeeper Ben Foster has been far busier than his opposite number, but Joe Hart has to be on his toes to keep out a curling attempt from outside the area that Saido Berahino almost diverts into the net.

  19. 21:39: 
    10 MINUTES REMAINING- Man City 3-1 West Brom

    This game is petering out. Manchester City are playing like a team who know they have done enough to secure the three points. West Brom are playing like a side on a damage limitation exercise.

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    Ben Rabinovich: The most important thing for Manchester City now is to win and win big. Goal difference could be the deciding factor if Liverpool lose to Chelsea.

  21. 21:37: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Man City 3-1 West Brom

    Saido Berahino. Your club needs you. The 20-year-old West Brom striker enters the action with his side trailing by two goals. Off goes Stephane Sessegnon.

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    Pat, Bristol, via text: As a West Brom fan I feel that the aim of this match has to be damage limitation, concede less than four and go into our remaining games with as much confidence as possible. Four points from three winnable games (Stoke, West Ham, Sunderland) will keep us up.

  23. 21:33: 
    Man City 3-1 West Brom

    Manchester City respond with a decent shot of their own from the boot of substitute Stevan Jovetic which flashes just wide. Just over 15 minutes of normal time remaining.

  24. 21:31: 
    Man City 3-1 West Brom

    West Brom have offered little as far as attacking threat is concerned. Suddenly the ball breaks to Morgan Amalfitano just outside the Manchester City area and the midfielder thumps a stinging shot towards the net that leaves Joe Hart scrambling across his line to keep out.

  25. 21:29:  
    Former Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson on BBC Radio 5 live
    David Silva receives treatment

    "Hopefully the brace for David Silva is precautionary but players know when they have got a serious injury. As soon as they drop to the ground and put their hand up in the air it's an admission that something's badly wrong. That is a worry for the rest of the Premier League season - and the World Cup."

  26. 21:28: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Man City 3-1 West Brom

    Manchester City fans give David Silva a standing ovation as he is carried off on a stretcher, head in his hands, and vanishes out of view down the tunnel. His exit paves the way for James Milner's arrival.

  27. 21:26: 
    Man City 3-1 West Brom

    Bad news for Manchester City. David Silva is down on the floor and it does not look good. The Spain midfielder crumples to the turf after a challenge by Morgan Amalfitano. The stretcher is on. Manuel Pellegrini has a look of concern on his face.

  28. 21:24: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Man City 3-1 West Brom

    Sergio Aguero's night is over. The Manchester City goalscorer winced after suffering a knock and Manuel Pellegrini is taking no chances. On comes Stevan Jovetic. City are coasting to three points.

  29. 21:21:  
    Former Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson on BBC Radio 5 live

    "Strange substitution. I'd have left Vydra on and brought Victor Anichebe on alongside him. West Brom are two goals behind and need to score. Vydra is not happy - he takes off his shirt and throws it on to the floor. He thought Anichebe would be coming alongside him."

  30. 21:20: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Man City 3-1 West Brom

    The clock is ticking and West Brom need to find some inspiration from somewhere. What can Victor Anichebe do? The former Everton striker comes on for Matej Vydra who has done little.

  31. 21:19: 
    Man City 3-1 West Brom
    Edin Dzeko

    Beautiful free-flowing move from Manchester City opens up the West Brom defence but Samir Nasri is unable to steer Pablo Zabaleta's low cross over the line from close range. Zabaleta is popping up everywhere.

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    Thomas Scott: Not many WBA fans have travelled as Manchester City away ticket prices are too high. Slightly ironic after City fans boycotted Arsenal for the same reason.

  33. 21:13: 
    Man City 3-1 West Brom

    Another West Brom cross into the opposition penalty area, this time by Chris Brunt, is easily plucked out of the air by Joe Hart. The Manchester City keeper has rarely been troubled since he was beaten by Graham Dorrans.

  34. 21:10: 
    Man City 3-1 West Brom

    West Brom are seeing plenty of the ball in the opening stages of the second half. But they're not doing much with it. Manchester City are happy to patiently build from the back. A kicked clearance from Ben Foster almost results in Pablo Zabaleta bagging his second of the match. Fortunately for West Brom, the Argentine's 15-yard shot is deflected wide.

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    OptaJoe on Twitter: This is the first time that three different Argentine players have scored in the same Premier League match.

  36. 21:05: 
    KICK-OFF- Man City 3-1 West Brom

    We're back under way but with a daunting statistic for West Brom followers. Manchester City have now scored 145 goals in all competitions this season. The bad news for the Baggies is that the majority have come after the interval.

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    DB, Leeds, via text: Easy to see where it may have gone wrong for Manchester City. Manuel Pellegrini relies on exciting attacking play and only Edin Dzeko has kept fit throughout the season. If the defence is strengthened in summer and four strikers are fit, we will be very strong next year.

  38. 20:59: 
    Match Stats- Man City 3-1 West Brom
    Stats

    The stats have landed and they reflect the score. Manchester City have been dominant in possession and have had double the number of shots than West Brom. Can the Baggies claw their way back into this? Or is Pepe Mel heading for a fifth defeat in 13 games?

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    Andy Knowles: Good first half for Manchester City. They need to keep the momentum going, goal difference could be key.

  40. 20:53: 
    Man City 3-1 West Brom
    Premier League table

    The Premier League table looks a lot better from a Manchester City point of view than it did before the start of the game. And with Chelsea and Liverpool meeting at the weekend, City boss Manuel Pellegrini will be in no mood to throw in the towel just yet.

  41. 20:51:  
    Former Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson on BBC Radio 5 live

    "There were the two early goals from City and you thought 'here we go, this could be 4-0, 5-0 or 6-0'. But credit to West Brom because they got the goal back, then the game went into a bit of a lull and really City pinched the third goal.

    "City will go into half-time and their manager will say 'get the next goal and you can coast through the game'. If West Brom score next then it's a totally different game.

    "City were coasting a little bit after scoring the second. But the game will open up - it will have to because West Brom need to score. I think that will see City score a couple more."

  42. 20:47: 
    HALF-TIME- Man City 3-1 West Brom

    Two of West Brom's last three games have ended 3-3. They have a heck of a lot of work ahead of them if they are to record a similar scoreline in Manchester.

  43. 20:46: 
    Man City 3-1 West Brom

    West Brom are not out of this. A delightful low cross by Billy Jones finds Stephane Sessegnon deep inside the Manchester City area but his goal-bound shot is deflected over by Vincent Kompany's outstretched boot.

  44. 20:43: 
    Man City 3-1 West Brom
    Manchester City fans

    Manchester City fans are in mischievous mood at the Etihad. The big story of the day centres around David Moyes's future at neighbours Manchester United but, as the banner shows, City fans clearly don't want to the Scot to leave.

  45. 20:40: 
    Man City 3-1 West Brom

    That goals takes Manchester City's tally for the Premier League season to 91 - still five behind leaders Liverpool.

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    Ryan Murphy: Man City with the 'Only Argentines Can Score' rule in place today.

  47. 20:37:  
    Former Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson on BBC Radio 5 live

    "He did well, Demichelis, because he ran off his marker, but no-one picked him up. This is a West Brom team threatened by relegation and they have conceded the softest of soft goals. It's important for West Brom that they get through to half-time now with just a two-goal deficit."

  48. 20:35: 
    GOAL- Man City 3-1 West Brom -Martin Demichelis (33mins)
    Martin Demichelis

    That's 3-1 Manchester City. And that's three goalscorers from Argentina for the hosts. A corner by Samir Nasri is flicked on by Vincent Kompany and Martin Demichelis prods the ball over the line from six yards after losing his marker Jonas Olsson.

  49. 20:33:  
    Former Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson on BBC Radio 5 live

    "The game has gone into period of lull. Since the West Brom goal, Manchester City have been stopped in their tracks without West Brom looking like they could get a second."

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    Harry Partridge: Manchester City are the only team in the top seven that WBA haven't taken points off... yet. This won't be an easy game for Manuel Pellegrini's men.

    Ben Rabinovich: Really important goal at the right time. West Brom were on the back foot but this goal will make Manchester City weary of the counter.

  51. 20:30: 
    Man City 2-1 West Brom

    Manchester City are beginning to get frustrated. Sergio Aguero is less than impressed as a swift attacking move is brought to an abrupt end by an off-side flag. Television replays show that Jonas Olsson was playing the City man on. The crowd has gone quiet since Graham Dorrans scored.

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    Opta Sports on Twitter: Man City have scored 11 goals in the opening 10 minutes of Premier League games this season - no side has more.

  53. 20:25: 
    Man City 2-1 West Brom

    From the resulting free-kick, Chris Brunt's set-piece is spilled by Joe Hart before an offside flag ends West Brom's hopes of an equaliser.

  54. 20:24: 
    Man City 2-1 West Brom

    Managed to get your breath back yet? This is excellent entertainment served up by two teams fighting at different ends of the table. Sergio Aguero looks like a man on a mission. At the other end Stephane Sessegnon is causing the City defence - Martin Demichelis in particular - problems. The City defender receives a caution for bringing down the West Brom man just outside the home area.

  55. 20:18:  
    Former Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson on BBC Radio 5 live

    "It was a great break by West Brom and three fantastic touches by Graham Dorrans. The second took him past the defender and the third was brilliant to put the ball past Joe Hart. But it all came from a Manchester City free-kick - there was a complete lack of communication between Fernandinho and David Silva and they lost possession from that."

  56. 20:15: 
    GOAL- Man City 2-1 West Brom - Graham Dorrans (16mins)
    Graham Dorrans scores

    The team guilty of blowing last-gasp leads in two of the last three matches bite back. And what a finish by Graham Dorrans. The Scotland internatonal does well to control the ball after out-witting Gael Clichy inside the City area and planting a wonderful finish beyond Joe Hart. Wonderful technique. What a game.

  57. 20:15: 
    Man City 2-0 West Brom

    It's been breathless, it's been frantic and Manchester City have clearly not given up on the title. This has been rip-roaring stuff from Manuel Pellegrini's boys. West Brom have not played that badly to be fair. But Pepe Mel's side have been blown apart

  58. 20:12:  
    Former Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson on BBC Radio 5 live

    "Aguero tried to play a one-two and when the ball came back to him, he just bent it around his team-mate Edin Dzeko and into the corner. I think Ben Foster did not see it until late. Now City won't be too worried about West Brom pushing forward and opening up because that would suit City in this game."

  59. 20:09: 
    GOAL- Man City 2-0 West Brom - Sergio Aguero (10mins)
    Sergio Aguero

    Is the title race over? Not according to Manuel Pellegrini and his players as their lightning start continues with Sergio Aguero finding the net from 22-yards. To be fair to West Brom keeper Ben Foster, Eden Dzeko appeared to be blocking his view as the ball whistled past him and into the net.

  60. 20:09: 
    Man City 1-0 West Brom

    It's helter-skelter stuff at the Etihad. Sergio Aguero, who looks like a man eager to make up for lost time following injury, fires narrowly over the bar in what is his third game back. At the other end, Stephane Sessegnon has a goal ruled out for off-side.

  61. 20:05:  
    Former Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson on BBC Radio 5 live

    "It was a decent stop by Ben Foster from Aguero but he could only push it straight out to Zabaleta. I think Foster was surprised by the power of Aguero's shot. But the only warning to Manchester City is that they scored early against Sunderland last week - and they could only draw."

  62. 20:02: 
    GOAL- Man City 1-0 West Brom - Zabaleta (2 mins)
    Pablo Zabaleta

    That's just what the doctor ordered. The decibel levels increase dramatically as Pablo Zabaleta chooses the perfect time to score his first goal of the season. The Argentina defender reacts well to head past Ben Foster after the West Brom keeper keeps out Sergio Aguero's powerful goal-bound shot following Liam Ridgewell's poor clearance.

  63. 20:02: 
    KICK-OFF- Man City 0-0 West Brom

    West Brom, wearing black and red stripes, get the game under way. Despite City's recent slips, it's a noisy Etihad. All is not lost, manager Manuel Pellegrini will have told his players before kick-off. How will City respond?

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    GET INVOLVED- David Moyes debate

    Phil Johnson: All you need to know about Moyes at United is 51 matches and 51 different line-ups. That says it all.

    Mark Lynch: As a neutral, years of under-investment in midfield has caught up with Manchester United. Defence is old and younger generation has not lived up to expectations.

  65. 19:57: 
    Man City v West Brom (20:00 BST)

    Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini on the title race: "Nothing has finished yet. Unfortunately we had a bad defeat to Liverpool and now we must continue to win our last games."

  66. 19:54:  
    BBC Radio 5 liveDavid Moyes debate

    BBC football pundit Kevin Kilbane: "There's a severe lack of pace, we were always used to seeing Manchester United with a dominant midfield and real pace at full back and on the wings. On Sunday they had nothing to hurt Everton."

  67. 19:53: 
    Baggies Mel-tdown?- Man City v West Brom (20:00 BST)
    Premier League table

    It's a huge night for West Brom as they look to seal a fifth straight season in the Premier League. The Baggies have won just two out of 12 games since Pepe Mel took charge of the team in January. They are three points above the relegation zone with home matches against West Ham and Stoke, and games at Arsenal and Sunderland, to follow after this.

    West Brom have also developed an unhealthy habit of conceding last-gasp equalisers. That has to stop tonight if they want to put serious daylight between themselves and the bottom three.

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    P J, Belfast: "I have been watching Man Utd since they lost the FA Cup final in 1976. It hurts me to say but Sunday's performance against Everton was one of the worst I can remember. No fight, no passion, no effort. Something is badly wrong and maybe it's the manager."

  69. 19:48: 
    Man City v West Brom (20:00 BST)

    Man City: Hart, Zabaleta, Kompany, Demichelis, Clichy, Fernandinho, Javi Garcia, Silva, Nasri, Dzeko, Aguero. Subs: Richards, Lescott, Milner, Negredo, Kolarov, Pantilimon, Jovetic.

    West Brom: Foster, Billy Jones, Dawson, Olsson, Ridgewell, Mulumbu, Brunt, Amalfitano, Sessegnon, Dorrans, Vydra. Subs: Reid, Yacob, Morrison, Myhill, Lugano, Anichebe, Berahino.

    Referee: Phil Dowd (Staffordshire).

  70. 19:45:  
    BBC Radio 5 liveDavid Moyes debate

    BBC football commentator John Murray: "It effectively comes down to two key questions: whether the decisions makers at Manchester United, and we're talking about the Glazers here, are confident that A: David Moyes is the right man to give money to to completely rebuild the United squad this summer? And B: Whether they have the confidence that David Moyes is at all going to be able to transform himself into what you might call an authoritative, powerful Manchester United figurehead sort of man."

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    Premier League table

    So Manchester City need a win tonight to keep the pressure up on Liverpool and Chelsea at the top of the Premier League table.

    But where has it gone wrong for Manuel Pellegrini this season? Who needs to go in the summer? Who needs to come in? Will everything be alright when Yaya Toure is fit?

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  72. 19:40:  
    Mike Ingham, BBC Radio 5 liveDavid Moyes debate

    "Looking on from the outside, some of Manchester United's players switched off when Sir Alex Ferguson retired. For me the writing was on the wall at the Manchester derby when Paul Scholes, who hardly said boo to a goose as a player, was withering with his insight about what was happening."

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  73. 19:39: 
    Man City v West Brom (20:00 BST)

    Since putting five past Tottenham at the end of January, Manchester City have won just five of 10 Premier League games, getting beaten by Chelsea and Liverpool and dropping points against Norwich, Arsenal and Sunderland.

    The wheels have come off the expensive Blue Moon juggernaut that won eight straight games between mid-December and the end of January. Can West Brom, who are in desperate need of points themselves, add to the misery?

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  75. 19:35:  
    BBC Radio 5 live
    Manchester United manager David Moyes

    Daily Telegraph football correspondent Mark Ogden on the Monday Night Club about speculation over David Moyes' Manchester United future: "I think his negative phrases and words give players an excuse and lower expectations a bit.

    "United supporters are used to hearing Sir Alex Ferguson talking up his players. David Moyes at Everton was a different animal to David Moyes at United. At Everton he gave good opinions and insight, but at United, for some reason, you could never get under the surface because his press conferences would finish after five minutes. At times it would have helped him to be a bit more expressive."

    Listen to the Monday Night Club on BBC Radio 5 live.

  76. 19:31: 
    Man City v West Brom (20:00 BST)

    Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure on Twitter: On my way to the stadium to support my team mates. Go City!

  77. 19:29: 

    BBC Sport football pundit Mark Lawrenson on the David Moyes situation amid rumours that he could be sacked as Manchester United manager: "It shows a lack of respect, and it needs some kind of clarity."

  78. 19:27:  
    Kevin Kilbane, BBC Radio 5 live

    "When you are a Manchester United player, it is about respecting yourself and I don't think they have done that enough this season. They did not look like they were putting in a shift for their manager at Everton yesterday."

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  79. 19:25:  
    BBC Radio 5 live

    There is full match commentary from the Etihad Stadium of Manchester City against West Brom from 20:00 BST. Before that the Monday Night Club, which features former Everton winger Kevin Kilbane and ex-Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson, is discussing the big story of the day - reports that Manchester United will dispense of David Moyes's services following a poor season.

  80. 19:23: 
    Man City v West Brom (20:00 BST)

    Manuel Pellegrini responds to City's 2-2 draw against Sunderland on 16 April by making three changes. Out go Aleksandar Kolarov, James Milner and Alvaro Negredo and in come Gael Clichy, David Silva and Edin Dzeko. City are still without influential midfielder Yaya Toure, who continues to receive treatment for a groin injury.

    West Brom recall Craig Dawson and Billy Jones to their defence.

  81. 19:20: 
    Man City v West Brom (20:00 BST)

    The 29th of January must feel a very long time ago for Manchester City fans. The 5-1 demolition of Tottenham at White Hart Lane put them back on top of the Premier League, eight points clear of Liverpool. Having seen his side played off the pitch, Spurs boss Tim Sherwood describes City as "the best team on the planet".

    Fast forward 12 weeks and Liverpool's run of 11 straight wins has pushed them to the brink of the title. Is City's chase for a second league crown in three seasons dead and buried? If they are to haul themselves back into contention they must win tonight. . .

  82. 19:16: 

    That rounds off a fascinating day of Football League action - now it is time to dine at the top table again. Yep, let's switch to the Premier League. Manchester City continue their faltering title challenge as they host West Bromwich Albion in about 45 minutes, while there is also going to be plenty of David Moyes chat. Ready?

  83. 19:14: 
    Leeds 0-2 Nottingham Forest
    Championship

    But Forest on the other hand do not want the campaign to end just yet. Two straight wins have moved them up to seventh, one point behind Brighton who occupy the final coveted play-off spot. Could Forest hero Stuart Pearce be taking over a Premier League club in the summer? If they beat both Bournemouth and Brighton in a tantalising final two matches, then he could well be.

  84. 19:10: 
    FULL-TIME- Leeds 0-2 Nottingham Forest

    All over at Elland Road - as the Forest players and fans hail a massive three points in the Championship play-off race. Leeds supporters scarper for the exits, they just want this sorry excuse of a season to end. Now.

  85. 19:08: 
    Leeds 0-2 Nottingham Forest

    Bit of handbags between Leeds defender Danny Pugh and Forest winger Jamie Mackie as the clock ticks down. Pugh probably as frustrated as the rest of Elland Road with his side's limp display.

    But they almost have a consolation as towering striker Matt Smith's header - from Pugh's left-wing cross - forces Forest keeper Dimitar Evtimov into a scrambling save at his near post.

  86. 19:06: 
    INJURY TIME- Leeds 0-2 Nottingham Forest

    Forest debutant Dimitar Evtimov - whose only playing experience in England has been with Nuneaton Borough - wanders out of his goal to meet a high ball, only to hopelessly claw at the cross. Gets away with it though and then lets out a huge sigh of relief. Five minutes of stoppage time for Forest to see out a comfortable win.

  87. 19:03: 
    Leeds 0-2 Nottingham Forest

    "We're going up, we're going up, Forest are going up," sing the travelling 1,000 or so away fans to the tune of 'Three Lions'. A tad optimistic with Brighton still in the driving seat to nick the last play-off place but Forest are well in the mixer.

  88. 19:00: 
    Final five- Leeds 0-2 Nottingham Forest

    Five minutes for Leeds to salvage something here. And I reckon there is more chance of David 'The Chosen One' Moyes of being Manchester United manager in 2015 than two late goals for the Whites. Forest are cruising towards seventh place and a late play-off push.

  89. 18:55: 
    HITS THE WOODWORK- Leeds 0-2 Nottingham Forest

    Leeds substitute Danny Pugh drifts in a lazy-looking cross from the left which appears to be no danger for Forest keeper Dorus De Vries - until it hangs in the air and drops off the front of his crossbar.

    Dutchman De Vries comes to gather a high cross seconds later and crashes to the turf in discomfort on the landing. That's game over. It is the ex-Swansea man's knee which is giving him some bother, and he is replaced by Bulgarian debutant Dimitar Evtimov.

  90. 18:51: 
    Final fifteen- Leeds 0-2 Nottingham Forest

    Plenty of enthusiastic scarve-waving from the home fans as their team responds with a good spell of pressure. But Leeds need some quality - or luck - in the final third if they are to make it a nervy final fifteen for the visitors.

  91. 18:48: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Leeds 0-2 Nottingham Forest

    Two enforced substitutes for the home side as left-back Stephen Warnock and midfielder Michael Tonge trudge off with injuries. A scare for Forest too as keeper Dorus De Vries needs some medical attention after bashing his knee when saving a Ross McCormack free-kick earlier. The Dutchman seems fine to carry on though.

  92. 18:45: 
    CLOSE!- Leeds 0-2 Nottingham Forest

    Forest almost bag a third in their first chance of the second half. A clever short corner between Ben Osborn and Stephen McLaughlin ends in the former smashing a low cross down - to coin a phrase off Yorkshire cricket legend Geoffrey Boycott - the corridor of uncertainty. But Leeds survive as Matt Derbyshire can't turn in for his hat-trick.

  93. 18:40: 
    Leeds 0-2 Nottingham Forest

    Matt Smith is a man mountain. The sort of striker that you have nightmares about marking as a centre-half. The introduction of the 6ft 5in ex-Oldham man has lifted a despondent Elland Road crowd, skewing a half-volley past the Forest post.

  94. 18:36: 
    CLOSE!- Leeds 0-2 Nottingham Forest

    Finally Leeds carve a chance - albeit a difficult one - for Leeds skipper Ross McCormack. A long hoof causes panic among the Forest defence and falls to the Scotland international who slashes high into the Elland Road Kop.

    Then, huge cheers from the home stands as Noel Hunt - a target for the Leeds boo-boys - is replaced by giant striker Matt Smith. Warning: the next half an hour is going to contain lots of hoofball.

  95. 18:33: 
    Moyes latest

    Neil Custis, football correspondent with The Sun, has been speaking to BBC Radio 5 live about newspaper reports saying that David Moyes is set to be sacked by Manchester United:

    "This is nailed down, I would expect it to be announced tomorrow, undoubtedly before Saturday. Yesterday's performance at Everton was the final straw. There has been a lack of faith in his ability since the 2-0 defeat to Olympiakos. They expected a down-turn of sorts no matter who took over from Sir Alex Ferguson, but to second or third, not to seventh."

  96. 18:31: 
    CLOSE!- Leeds 0-2 Nottingham Forest

    Leeds talisman Ross McCormack, who went close from a similarly positioned free-kick in the first half, forces Forest keeper Dorus De Vries into action with a dipping free-kick which flies towards the bottom corner. Renewed hope for the home side, who have showed more urgency since the break.

  97. 18:29: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Leeds 0-2 Nottingham Forest

    And that is David Vaughan's last contribution as he is replaced by Yorkshire-born Jonathan Greening in the heart of the Forest midfield. The ex-West Brom and Middlesbrough man sits in front of the away back four and his first contribution is to clip the heels of Noel Hunt about 25 yards from goal....

  98. 18:28: 
    Leeds 0-2 Nottingham Forest

    Forest are happy to sit back in numbers before breaking forward quickly as they try to sniff out the killer third goal. On-loan Sunderland midfielder David Vaughan, who will be on the Forest payroll full-time next season, sends a piercing throughball towards Stephen McLaughlin but it is slightly too heavy for the Irishman.

  99. 18:24: 
    Leeds 0-2 Nottingham Forest

    Better stuff from Leeds. Former England left-back Stephen Warnock sees a shot blocked before midfielder Rudy Austin's low cross is hacked to safety by the Forest defenders. The away side face a spell of pressure for the first time this afternoon as Leeds finally get the ball on the deck.

  100. 18:20: 
    KICK-OFF- Leeds 0-2 Nottingham Forest

    Back under way at Elland Road, where the home club should have been handing out free neck massages at the break. The Leeds supporters were craning their heads at the sky for the first 45 minutes as their team pumped endless - and frankly useless - long balls forward. Not that Forest care.

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    Sean Dyche and Nigel Pearson

    Maks Orzel: Leicester boss Nigel Pearson and Burnley's Sean Dyche have been fantastic throughout the year with both their management and work ethic. Rewards show. Real inspiration.

  102. 18:15: 
    Manager reaction- Ipswich 2-2 Bournemouth

    Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy says the four-goal thriller between his side and Bournemouth - both targeting a late surge for the play-offs - was a "really good advert" for the Championship.

    "We have two games left and we will see what happens. This time last year we were not safe from relegation so I'm a damn sight happier at the top of the table," says the ex-Republic of Ireland manager.

    "This league is bonkers. Everyone desperately wants to go up and that's why it's hard to grasp a play-off place."

  103. 18:12: 
    Player reaction- Burnley 2-0 Wigan (BURNLEY PROMOTED)

    Burnley midfielder Michael Kightly speaking to BBC Radio 5 live's Jonathan Overend: "Obviously its a great feeling, it's been a long season but we thoroughly deserve it. We'll enjoy today, then crack on next year. We never got complacent, we always stuck to the job. The boys have been different class and the fans have been magnificent."

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    Tom, via SMS: "Frustrating as a Forest fan to think where we'd be without that awful winless run. Roll on July and Pearce."

  105. 18:08: 
    HALF-TIME- Leeds 0-2 Nottingham Forest

    After a 12-match winless streak, Forest are back off the canvas and have more than a fighting chance of reaching the play-offs. Matt Derbyshire's double lifts them up to seventh as things stand, with a tantalising showdown against Brighton - the team currently in sixth - on the final day. That could be a blockbuster.

  106. 18:04: 
    HALF-TIME- Leeds 0-2 Nottingham Forest

    A few jeers ring out from the home fans as referee Iain Williamson toots his whistle for the break. But the boos are about as lethargic as their team's first-half performance - Leeds fans are just desperate for this annus horribilis to end. Forest fans on the other hand....

  107. 18:01: 
    INJURY TIME- Leeds 0-2 Nottingham Forest

    Forest have flicked that cruise control button and are coasting in the middle lane. It's been a perfect first half for the visitors, who are well on course to move up to seventh place. Leeds boss Brian McDermott stands on the touchline looking perplexed - not for the first time this season. Four minutes of added time.

  108. 17:58: 
    The Ginger Mourinho- Burnley 2-0 Wigan (BURNLEY PROMOTED)

    Burnley manager Sean Dyche speaking to BBC Radio 5 live: "We've done it our own way, we've been effective enough to get 89 points and get promoted - that will do for me. We know the challenges and the realities, and we have done all year, but this group of players have been amazing."

    Burnley celebrate
  109. 17:54: 
    CLOSE!- Leeds 0-2 Nottingham Forest

    Hope for Leeds as they are awarded a free-kick on the edge of the Forest box. Whites skipper Ross McCormack, looking for his 30th goal of the season, steps up and smashes a curling effort wide of the near post. Where's Ian Harte when you need him?

    Five minutes to go until the half-time whistle.

  110. 17:51: 
    Leeds 0-2 Nottingham Forest

    Leeds are all over the place at the back as Forest threaten to run riot. Stephen McLaughlin is given the freedom of Elland Road before shooting straight at Leeds keeper Jack Butland. Then, the home fans are cheered up by Forest pair Matt Derbyshire and Jamie Paterson running into each other before crumbling to the turf. That has been the only highlight of a poor first half for Leeds.

  111. 17:47: 
    Burnley 2-0 Wigan (BURNLEY PROMOTED)
    Burnley v Wigan

    BBC Sport's Andy Cryer at Turf Moor: "Few expected Burnley to be challenging for an automatic promotion spot at the start of the season, with a number of their Championship rivals spending big in an attempt to get into the Premier League.

    "Clarets boss Sean Dyche has only paid a transfer fee for one player since being appointed in October 2012 - buying Ashley Barnes from Brighton for in the region of £400,000 in January."

  112. 17:42: 
    Leeds 0-2 Nottingham Forest

    What reaction has Forest's early double provoked from Leeds? A tame one. Brian McDermott's side are enjoying a decent amount of pressure but don't look like causing any problems for Forest keeper Dorus De Vries. The Dutchman's heartbeat has hardly increased since kick-off - he's had nothing to do.

  113. 17:41: 
    Player reaction- Burnley 2-0 Wigan (BURNLEY PROMOTED)

    Burnley forward Danny Ings to BBC Sport: "It's the best day of my life."

  114. 17:37:  
    Jimmy Armfield, BBC Radio 5 live on Burnley's promotion

    "I do think Burnley's squad needs strengthening, I think young players like Ben Mee and Kieran Trippier have done well and will make the step up. Sean Dyche should enjoy the next few days but then he has got to be thinking ahead, and I think he will be looking around to strengthen the squad."

  115. 17:33: 
    League One
    League One table

    While Burnley are celebrating promotion to the Premier League, the scenes are rather different at Broadhall Way where Stevenage have been relegated from League One after a tame performance against mid-table Bristol City.

    Only a victory would have kept alive the home side's slim hopes of avoiding the drop, but City ran out 3-1 winners.

  116. 17:31: 
    GOAL- Leeds 0-2 Nottingham Forest - Matt Derbyshire (16 mins)

    Another Leeds defensive calamity, another Nottingham Forest goal. And Matt Derbyshire is again the beneficiary as he pounces on Scott Wootton's hash of a clearance before showing more superb composure to roll in the second goal. Forest are sniffing out that top-six finish.

  117. 17:31: 
    Burnley 2-0 Wigan (BURNLEY PROMOTED)
    Championship table

    And here's confirmation of Burnley's promotion to the Premier League. There's two games remaining but Sean Dyche's Clarets cannot be caught. They will be joining Leicester in the top-tier. Meanwhile, the party continues at Turf Moor. Burnley's players link arms and run towards the crowd in a Bundesliga-style celebration.

  118. 17:27: 
    CLOSE!- Leeds 0-1 Nottingham Forest

    Decent opportunity for a second Forest goal. Scotland forward Jamie Mackie creates some space for himself on the right flank before fizzing in a delicious cross into the Leeds danger zone.

    Forest midfielder Ben Osborn isn't the most vertically blessed, but he still out-jumps the home defence to warm the palms of Leeds keeper Jack Butland.

  119. 17:26:  
    BBC Radio 5 livePlayer reaction- Burnley 2-0 Wigan (BURNLEY PROMOTED)

    Burnley striker Danny Ings speaking to BBC Radio 5 live: "I'm so proud of all the lads. From pre-season to now, they have been absolutely fantastic. Sam Vokes has been top class this year, it was a shame he was not out on the pitch today but he deserves it. People did not back us at the start of the season, but it's been great to prove them wrong."

  120. 17:24: 
    Burnley 2-0 Wigan (BURNLEY PROMOTED)

    Burnley mascot Bertie Bee is in the thick of Turf Moor's promotion celebrations as thousands of Clarets fans chant 'Ginger Mourinho' in Sean Dyche's direction.

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    James Butler: Great to see Burnley back in the Premier League. Never mind a rainy Tuesday night in Stoke, try one in Burnley!

    Salman Rukhsar: What a season, what a manager and what a team.

    Will Nevitt: Congratulations Burnley, an excellent achievement.

  122. 17:20: 
    Sean Dyche Burnley manager

    BBC Sport's Juliette Ferrington has sent in this photograph of Burnley manager Sean Dyche joining in his side's celebrations on the pitch at Turf Moor. It looks like some party in east Lancashire.

  123. 17:19: 
    Burnley 2-0 Wigan (BURNLEY PROMOTED)

    Burnley's players emerge from the tunnel for a lap of honour to a raucous reception. Boss Sean Dyche has dumped his suit jacket and is walking round the pitch in white shirt and club tie. Fans have their phones out taking photographs of a day to cherish.

  124. 17:17: 
    GOAL- Leeds 0-1 Nottingham Forest - Matt Derbyshire (2 mins)

    Someone call the police - the Leeds defence has just gone missing. Young Forest midfielder Stephen McLaughlin, making his Championship debut, slides a precise throughball straight through the centre of the home defence to ex-Blackburn and Olympiakos striker Matt Derbyshire who calmly slots past England goalkeeper Jack Butland. It takes Forest just 91 seconds to go ahead at Elland Road.

  125. 17:15: 
    KICK-OFF- Leeds 0-0 Nottingham Forest

    The late game of the afternoon takes place at Elland Road between two former heavyweights of English football. Leeds are looking for a third straight win which would dent the play-off ambitions of Forest, who are down in 11th but only four points adrift of sixth-placed Brighton. Game on.

  126. 17:15: 
    Manager reaction- Burnley 2-0 Wigan (BURNLEY PROMOTED)

    Burnley manager Sean Dyche: "We were intent on getting promoted ourselves, not having to rely on anyone else for help. It's getting harder to win automatic promotion to the Premier League because of all the constraints on teams like ourselves. I'm extremely proud."

  127. 17:12: 
    Burnley 2-0 Wigan (BURNLEY PROMOTED)

    Burnley manager Sean Dyche is lifted into the air by his jubilant players. The champagne is flowing inside the Burnley dressing room. Meanwhile, David Bowie's 'Heroes' is being played at Turf Moor as the fans, who have been cleared from the pitch, celebrate in the stands.

    None of the home fans are leaving. They're waiting for their promotion heroes to emerge from the dressing room for a lap of honour. Now a Foo Fighters track is being played over the speakers. The party is in full swing.

  128. 17:08: 
    FULL-TIME

    Yeovil 1-2 Huddersfield: Midfielder Adam Clayton's late winner pushes bottom club Yeovil to the verge of relegation from the Championship.

    Ipswich 2-2 Bournemouth: Ipswich missed the chance to move into the Championship top six as fellow play-off hopefuls Bournemouth twice fought back to earn a draw.

  129. 17:08: 
    Player Reaction- Burnley 2-0 Wigan (BURNLEY PROMOTED)

    Burnley goalscorer Michael Kightly: "These are great scenes. The season seems like it's been forever, but we plugged away and the lads deserve it. Promotion to the Premier League means everything. We were fourth favourites to go down, but the character we have shown has been amazing."

  130. 17:04: 
    FULL-TIME

    Brighton 1-1 Blackpool: Brighton remain in the play-off places despite Stephen Dobbie rescuing a point for Blackpool, who are in the bottom three and face relegation.

    Millwall 0-0 Doncaster: Millwall and 10-man Doncaster earned what could prove to be a valuable point as they attempt to avoid relegation from the Championship.

  131. 17:03: 
    FULL-TIME

    QPR 2-1 Watford: Top scorer Charlie Austin's late winner helps QPR beat Watford to secure their place in the Championship play-offs.

    Sheffield Wednesday 2-3 Charlton: Marvin Sordell scored a hat-trick as Charlton fought back from two goals down to beat Sheffield Wednesday and boost their survival hopes.

  132. 17:02:  
    Jimmy Armfield, BBC Radio 5 live at Turf MoorBurnley 2-0 Wigan (BURNLEY PROMOTED)

    "Wigan played much better in the second half but this is Burnley's day. Give them credit, Burnley have withstood the test throughout this season and they deserve it."

  133. 17:01: 
    Burnley promoted- Burnley 2-0 Wigan

    Delirious scenes at Turf Moor. First half goals by Ashley Barnes and Michael Kightly seals Burnley's place in the top-flight. Hundreds of fans have poured on to the pitch. Burnley's players are being mobbed. They don't seem in a hurry to escape to the dressing room. And why should they? Burnley will be mixing it with Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester United next season.

  134. 17:01: 
    FULL-TIME

    Birmingham 2-4 Blackburn: Rudy Gestede scored a hat-trick at St Andrew's as Blackburn recorded a comfortable victory to increase Birmingham's relegation worries.

    Derby 2-1 Barnsley: Derby scored twice in the first half to leave Barnsley four points adrift of safety in the Championship.

  135. 16:58: 
    League One latest- Wolves crowned champions

    Wolves fans - now it is time to crack open the bubbly! Kenny Jackett's men are crowned League One champions after MK Dons striker Izale McLeod's late equaliser against second-placed Brentford.

  136. 16:57: 
    FULL-TIME- Burnley 2-0 Wigan (BURNLEY PROMOTED)

    And there goes the final whistle. Burnley are promoted to the Premier League.

  137. 16:56: 
    Burnley 2-0 Wigan

    Most Burnley fans are now on their feet. They are singing and chanting as the sun appears from behind a cloud over Turf Moor.

  138. 16:56: 
    Championship results

    Ten-man Doncaster secure a point at Millwall with a 0-0 draw while it finishes 1-1 between Brighton and Blackpool and 2-2 between Ipswich and Bournemouth.

  139. 16:54: 
    Burnley 2-0 Wigan

    Four minutes of stoppage time.

  140. 16:54: 
    Burnley 2-0 Wigan

    Another huge roar as Michael Kightly is named sponsors man of the match over the public address system. The 28-year-old, on loan from Stoke, won't forget 21 April in a hurry. He's done a fine job in getting the Clarets over the finishing line. But manager Sean Dyche is still refusing to relax and prowls the touchline barking orders to his players.

  141. 16:53: 
    GOAL- Yeovil 1-2 Huddersfield - Adam Clayton (90 mins)

    Heartbreak for Yeovil. Huddersfield midfielder Adam Clayton - sporting a mighty fine beard it has to be said - rifles in a late winner to put the home side on the verge of relegation.

    The Glovers, who look to be heading back to League One after just one season in the Championship, are six points adrift of fourth-bottom Birmingham with two games left.

  142. 16:50:  
    Jimmy Armfield, BBC Radio 5 live at Turf MoorBurnley 2-0 Wigan

    "In the last few minutes it's been Wigan pushing forward, a bit of tension has crept into the Burnley players. They have to keep their temperaments controlled."

  143. 16:49: 
    Championship update

    QPR lead Watford 2-1 thanks to Charlie Austin's classy effort from the edge of the area for his first goal since returning to action from injury. The play-offs beckon for Harry Redknapp's side.

    Birmingham now have a second thanks to Demarai Gray but with six minutes left surely it's too little, too late for them to stage the comebacks of all comebacks? They trail Blackburn 4-2 at St Andrews.

  144. 16:48: 
    Burnley 2-0 Wigan

    Celebrations are beginning at Turf Moor. Fans are on their feet applauding every touch in a claret and blue shirt. More applause as Ben Mee throws his body in the way to deny Wigan's Callum McManaman a chance in front of the Clarets goal. Burnley are almost there.

  145. 16:46: 
    League One update

    Luke Freeman scores a stunning free-kick for Stevenage but it's a rare moment of joy for the home fans on a miserable afternoon. They still trail 3-1 against Bristol City and need three more goals to avoid relegation. Not going to happen.

  146. 16:46: 

    BBC Sport's Andy Cryer at Turf Moor: "'Stand up if you are going up' rings around the ground. Time is ticking on Burnley's time in the Championship. The Premier League awaits."

  147. 16:44: 
    Burnley 2-0 Wigan

    Kieran Trippier's job is done. The Burnley right-back receives a standing ovation as he hobbles off injured, Chris Baird coming on in his place. Burnley are desperate to wrap this up and Ashley Barnes forces another save from Wigan keeper Ali Al-Habsi with a powerful volley from outside the area.

  148. 16:43: 
    League Two latest

    Fleetwood are still narrowly ahead against visitors Wycombe with a scoreline that has implications at both ends of the fourth-tier table. Josh Morris's opener means leaders Scunthorpe, who are still winning 1-0 against Oxford, will not seal their promotion today.

    Wycombe are still in the thick of things at the bottom, level on points with second-bottom Northampton, who are trailing 1-0 against Portsmouth.

  149. 16:41: 
    GOAL- Ipswich 2-2 Bournemouth (Ritchie 80)

    BBC Sport's Michael Emons at Portman Road: "A huge slice of luck has pulled Bournemouth level as Matt Ritchie's low free-kick from 25 yards takes a massive deflection off the final man on the end of the defensive wall, Cole Skuse, and wrong-foots home goalkeeper Dean Gerken."

    "Ten minutes left and both sides are hunting for a winning goal. Neither team want only one point from this match."

  150. 16:40: 
    Championship update

    Barnsley, in desperate need of points to avoid relegation, pull one back through Nick Proschwitz and then goalkeeper Luke Steele saves a penalty to keep up his side's hopes of snatching a draw. They trail Derby 2-1. Ten minutes to go there...

  151. 16:38: 
    LAST 15 MINUTES- Burnley 2-0 Wigan

    The noise levels increase around Turf Moor as the clock ticks down. Burnley, barring a disastrous final 15 minutes, are heading to the Premier League. It's all a bit scrappy but Burnley's players don't care. They're content to see this game out now.

  152. 16:37: 
    League One latest

    Keep that champagne on ice, Wolves fans. Brentford double their lead at MK Dons which means the leaders are unlikely to clinch the League One title this weekend.

    At the other end of the table, rock-bottom Stevenage are now 3-0 down against visitors Bristol City, so they will be consigned to League Two in about 15 minutes' time. Shrewsbury and Carlisle might be following them in the not-so-distant future, with both teams comfortably losing at play-off hopefuls Preston and Peterborough.

  153. 16:37: 
    Championship update

    Joey Barton scores a big goal for QPR. He strides up calmly and beats the wall with a free-kick that pulls the Hoops level at 1-1 with Watford. That could be the point they need to secure a play-off place.

  154. 16:35:  
    Jimmy Armfield, BBC Radio 5 live at Turf MoorBurnley 2-0 Wigan

    "One thing I've been impressed with is Burnley's free kicks. Jones and Kightly have swerved their free kicks into the box with some pace, and I'm sure Burnley have scored a few from their set-pieces this season."

  155. 16:31: 
    GOAL- Yeovil 1-1 Huddersfield - Tom Lawrence (73 mins)

    Wait! A miracle might well be happening in Somerset.

    Tom Lawrence smashes in Yeovil's equaliser with a thunderous free-kick from the edge of the area. Crash, bang, wallop - no messing about from the young on-loan Manchester United striker as Huish Park erupts.

  156. 16:29: 
    Championship update

    Marvin Sordell's dazzling form comes to Charlton's rescue. He completes his hat-trick to put his side 3-2 ahead against Sheffield Wednesday, having trailed 2-0 early on. Nikola Zigic has pulled one back for Birmingham but they trail 4-1 against Blackburn.

  157. 16:27: 
    Yeovil 0-1 Huddersfield - Nahki Wells (69 mins)

    Rock-bottom Yeovil desperately need a win against Huddersfield to help preserve their Championship status for a second season - but it is not going to plan for the Glovers.

    Huddersfield striker Nahki Wells slides in at the far post to put the Terriers ahead. Yeovil are six points adrift with two games left as things stand - which means they need a miracle basically.

  158. 16:26: 
    HITS THE WOODWORK- Burnley 2-0 Wigan

    It's end to end stuff now. Moments after Burnley keeper Tom Heaton denies Marc-Antoine Fortune from pulling a goal back for Wigan with a vital block, Danny Ings hits the Latics post from a tight angle.

  159. 16:22:  
    Jimmy Armfield, BBC Radio 5 live at Turf MoorBurnley 2-0 Wigan

    "You're always going to be under pressure in this game, but it's all about how Burnley stand up to this pressure that Wigan have got them under now. Uwe Rosler has now got Wigan playing with two wide players, and they are trying to stretch the Burnley defence."

    Listen to commentary on Burnley v Wigan on BBC Radio 5 live.

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    Nathan in Cheshire: "If Wigan had made Uwe Rosler manager at the start of the season instead of Owen Coyle, we would have won the league without any shadow of a doubt."

  161. 16:20: 
    Burnley 2-0 Wigan

    It's all a bit tense at Turf Moor. The crowd has gone quiet and Burnley's Sean Dyche looks like a manager of a team facing relegation rather than promotion as he shouts orders at his players. The hosts are being forced to soak up a spell of Wigan pressure.

  162. 16:17: 
    GOAL- Ipswich 2-1 Bournemouth (Green 56)

    BBC Sport's Michael Emons at Portman Road: "Substitute Paul Green's close-range header from Aaron Cresswell's free-kick has taken Ipswich ahead and, as it stands, into sixth place in the Championship.

    "This is the 12th season Ipswich have been out of the top-flight. The home fans are hoping that long run could be coming to an end soon."

  163. 16:16: 
    League One latest

    Britt Assombalonga's penalty means Peterborough are now 2-0 up against Carlisle. Three points will seal their place in the League One play-offs.

  164. 16:15: 
    League Two latest

    Lifeline for Torquay! The Gulls score twice in just four minutes against local rivals Exeter as they try to save their Football League status. The Gulls know they must win the Devon derby to avoid being relegated today - and they have fought back from behind to lead 2-1. Courtney Cameron bags the equaliser before Ashley Yeoman puts the visitors in front.

  165. 16:14: 
    Burnley 2-0 Wigan
    Burnley fans

    Burnley are determined to go up in style. They have started the second half as strongly as they finished the first. Michael Kightly lets fly from 25-yards but his low effort flashes narrowly wide of the target.

  166. 16:13: 
    Championship update

    Brighton's lead doesn't last long as Stephen Dobbie equalises for Blackpool, who are now 1-1. Meanwhile, Mathias Ranegie silences the crowd at Loftus Road by firing Watford into a 1-0 lead over QPR.

    Mathias Ranegie
  167. 16:08: 
    Championship update

    Play has resumed around the grounds and already Dale Stephens has scored for play-off hopefuls Brighton and they now lead strugglers Blackpool 1-0.

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    Robin McKay: With our squad, Wigan should be walking this league, not in the play-offs with a chance of promotion.

  169. 16:04: 

    BBC Sport's Andy Cryer at Turf Moor: "The crowd are on their feet to roar Burnley off at the interval. A truly dominant first 45 minute display from a side showing no signs of nerves. You get the feeling Burnley could be a lively place this evening."

  170. 16:03:  
    Jimmy Armfield, BBC Radio 5 live at Turf MoorBurnley 2-0 Wigan

    "Burnley have been the better side, no question, I expected much more from Wigan. Burnley have certainly showed why they have been at the top of this division, and they will be thrilled with this."

    Listen to commentary on Burnley v Wigan on BBC Radio 5 live.

  171. 16:01: 
    Championship table latest
    Championship table

    This is how the Championship table looks at half-time. Burnley are heading for the Premier League while Brighton, who are being held by struggling Blackpool, are currently sixth. There's a real battle developing just out side the top six with six teams - Ipswich, Reading, Blackburn, Bournemouth, Nottingham Forest and Watford - separated by four points.

  172. 15:59: 
    League One latest

    Brentford are having a promotion party at MK Dons after clinching a top-two finish on Friday - and now the travelling Bees are celebrating taking the lead in Buckinghamshire.

    It was a quiet 45 minutes at Stadium:MK until home keeper David Martin drops a corner for James Tarkowski to prod in the Brentford opener. Wolves, remember, will clinch the title if the west London side fail to win.

    Two first-half goals for Preston means Shrewsbury are on the brink of relegation. As it stands, Town are six points from safety with two games to play. Bottom club Stevenage, who trail 1-0 against Bristol City, are also on the verge of the drop, while fourth-bottom Notts County are boosting their chances of avoiding a similar fate by winning 1-0 against visitors Crawley.

  173. 15:57: 
    HALF-TIME- Ipswich 1-1 Bournemouth

    BBC Sport's Michael Emons at Portman Road: "Steve Cook's acrobatic overhead kick from eight yards out has seen Bournemouth deservedly go in level at half-time at Portman Road.

    "Ipswich had taken the lead through Paul Anderson's goal but just as the home fans were chanting that they were going up, an unmarked Cook made it 1-1.

    "But a draw is not the result either side are after. They both have to push on for the victory and that should lead to a thrilling second half."

  174. 15:55: 
    League Two latest

    Scunthorpe will be promoted if they beat Oxford and rivals Fleetwood and Burton both fail to win. And everything is going to plan for the Iron, who deservedly lead 1-0 thanks to Matt Sparrow's opener.

    Third-placed Chesterfield cannot clinch promotion today, but are also moving closer to League One as they are 1-0 up at Dagenham and Redbridge.

    And at the bottom, Torquay must find at least two goals against Devon rivals Exeter to avoid slipping out of the Football League. They trail 1-0 after Scott Bennett's goal for the home side.

  175. 15:52: 
    HALF-TIME- Burnley 2-0 Wigan

    Burnley manager Sean Dyche has a stern look on his face as he marches towards the dressing room. The home fans might be celebrating, but the Clarets boss knows his side still has work to do before their place in the Premier League is confirmed.

    Listen to commentary on Burnley v Wigan on BBC Radio 5 live.

  176. 15:52: 
    Championship update

    Rudy Gestede has a hat-trick and there are boos from the worried Birmingham fans as Blackburn take a 4-0 half-time lead.

  177. 15:51: 
    Burnley 2-0 Wigan

    BBC Sport's Andy Cryer at Turf Moor: "The promotion party is in full swing. Michael Kightly swings a delicious free-kick into the corner of the net from the tightest of angles and Turf Moor is rocking. Smoke is coming from the home fans - presumably from a flare - as the full repertoire of promotion songs are sung. Burnley are going up."

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    Danny Payne: How about a Championship 'points-per-money spent-wage bill' league table to see just how well Sean Dyche has done?

  179. 15:49:  
    Jimmy Armfield, BBC Radio 5 live at Turf MoorBurnley 2-0 Wigan

    "As soon as Michael Kightly hit it I could see where it was going, and it was a beautiful strike, just inside the far post and the Wigan players were rooted. It took a slight touch off the wall but I'd give it to Kightly."

    Listen to commentary on Burnley v Wigan on BBC Radio 5 live.

  180. 15:48: 
    Ipswich 1-1 Bournemouth (Cook 44)

    Steve Cook grabs an equaliser for Bournemouth.

  181. 15:47: 
    Ipswich 1-0 Bournemouth (Anderson)

    BBC Sport's Michael Emons at Portman Road: "Ipswich take the lead against Bournemouth against the run of play at Portman Road.

    "Cole Skuse's low cross from the right wing is missed by the sliding Daryl Murphy before Paul Anderson at the back post fires into the roof of the Lee Camp's goal.

    "It is harsh on Bournemouth, who could have taken the lead but Yann Kermorgant and Eunan O'Kane both shot off target when well placed.

    "The hosts nearly double their lead within 60 seconds but Aaron Cresswell's free-kick is pushed onto the post by Camp."

  182. 15:46: 
    Championship update
    Derby players celebrate

    Marvin Sordell has scored his second to pull Charlton level at 2-2 against Sheffield Wednesday while Johnny Russell has put Derby 2-0 up on Barnsley.

  183. 15:45: 
    GOAL- Burnley 2-0 Wigan - Michael Kightly (44mins)

    Surely Burnley have one foot in the Premier League now. With half-time looming, Michael Kightly scores direct from a free-kick from a narrow angle to send the home fans into raptures. A smoke bomb is let off in celebration. The Clarets fans believe their team has done enough to win promotion.

  184. 15:43: 
    YELLOW CARD- Burnley 1-0 Wigan

    The temperature is rising at Turf Moor. Goalscorer Ashley Barnes is cautioned after catching Wigan defender Emmerson Boyce in the face with his arm. Moments later, Wigan's Marc-Antoine Fortune sees yellow after an ugly foul on Jason Shackell. This is a full blooded contest.

  185. 15:39: 
    Burnley 1-0 Wigan

    BBC Sport's Andy Cryer at Turf Moor: "Wigan are almost level completely against the run of play. Marc-Antoine Fortune heads against the bar with his side's first real attack of the afternoon. There is a temporary lull in the atmosphere among the home fans as news of Derby's goal against Barnsley filters through. A win is all Burnley need though."

  186. 15:38: 
    HITS THE WOODWORK- Burnley 1-0 Wigan

    Let off for Burnley as Wigan's Marc-Antoine Fortune heads Jordi Gomez's free-kick against the bar. Meanwhile, Derby take the lead against Barnsley. But Jeff Hendrick's goal will mean little if the score remains the same at Turf Moor.

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    Felix in Manchester: "Having to work but I'm glued to my phone. Never thought Burnley would be getting automatic promotion this season. Sean Dyche is an absolute hero."

  188. 15:33: 
    League One latest

    It looks as though the third-tier players are struggling to run off their Easter chocolate - because League One is still in a slumber after half an hour.

    Only one goal to report, but it is an important one. Sixth-placed Peterborough boost their play-off hopes by taking the lead against relegation-threatened Carlisle through Conor Washington's right-foot effort.

    As things stand (and surely we will have a glut of goals soon?) bottom club Stevenage, who are hosting Bristol City, will slip through the relegation trapdoor today.

  189. 15:33: 
    David Moyes update

    BBC Sport has been chasing confirmation on newspaper reports stating that David Moyes is set to be sacked by Manchester United, but the club are offering no comment on these reports at present.

  190. 15:32: 
    Burnley 1-0 Wigan

    Burnley have all the momentum and Wigan keeper Ali Al Habsi just prevents Ashley Barnes from doubling the Clarets' lead. Remember, it doesn't matter how third-placed Derby do at home to Barnsley. If Burnley win, they're promoted.

  191. 15:29: 
    Burnley 1-0 Wigan
    Burnley celebrate

    BBC Sport's Andy Cryer at Turf Moor: "The fans erupt. A simple tap in for Ashley Barnes, Burnley's only cash signing under Sean Dyche, and the Clarets take a big step towards the Premier League. What a noise coming from Turf Moor now as the fans begin to party."

  192. 15:28:  
    Jimmy Armfield, BBC Radio 5 live at Turf MoorBurnley 1-0 Wigan

    "What a wonderful move it was, there were about six passes put together, and Wigan's defence was absolutely scattered. Barnes hit it with his side-foot, and the goalkeeper had no chance. That should ease the tension now."

  193. 15:28: 
    Championship update

    Blackburn now lead Birmingham 3-0 thanks to a second goal from Rudy Gestede and a Todd Kane effort.

  194. 15:24: 
    GOAL- Burnley 1-0 Wigan - Barnes (24mins)

    Turf Moor erupts as Ashley Barnes stabs the Clarets ahead from close range following a delightful cross by Dean Marney. This has been a bit scrappy so far but the home fans don't care. They're singing about the Premier League. Can Wigan respond?

  195. 15:23: 
    League Two update

    Torquay's stay in the Football League is running out. The League Two's bottom club need to win at Exeter to earn a stay of execution but trail 1-0 to Scott Bennett's goal.

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    Iain Montgomery: Still in Taiwan on holiday but hope it will be a late one celebrating Burnley's promotion. Three points please boys.

  197. 15:18: 
    Championship update

    Blackburn Rovers can still mathematically make the play-offs and they've started well at Birmingham, with Rudy Gestede giving the visitors the lead. Rovers started the day unbeaten in the previous nine league games.

  198. 15:17: 
    Ipswich 0-0 Bournemouth

    BBC Sport's Michael Emons at Portman Road: "Both sets of supporters are in good voice on a day of bright sunshine at a lively Portman Road. Neither set of fans would have expected their sides to still be in play-off contention with three matches remaining and they are relishing the occasion.

    "Bournemouth are aiming to reach the top flight for the first time in the club's history and have been backed by a large number of vocal fans who have made the journey from Dorset.

    "But it has been a cagey start from both sides with neither side able to create an opening yet."

  199. 15:15:  
    Jimmy Armfield, BBC Radio 5 live at Turf MoorBurnley 0-0 Wigan

    "It's a bit scrappy, we've seen nothing of the style Wigan had on Friday and both sides are being a little bit cautious. Tension is what the end of the season is all about, keeping your nerve is important."

    Listen to commentary on Burnley v Wigan on BBC Radio 5 live.

  200. 15:15: 
    League One update

    All quiet in League One - in fact the third-tier is fast asleep. No goals in any of the 11 matches which kicked off at 15:00 and are approaching the 15-minute mark.

    Earlier, Wolves took a big step towards sealing the League One title with a 3-1 victory at third-placed Leyton Orient. Kenny Jackett's side will be champions if Brentford fail to win at MK Dons.

  201. 15:14: 
    Burnley 0-0 Wigan

    BBC Sport's Andy Cryer at Turf Moor: "Burnley are up for this. In the early stages, their players are chasing down every loose ball, manager Sean Dyche is on his feet barking out instructions and the home fans are deafening in their support. No signs of nerves here."

  202. 15:13: 
    Championship update

    Disastrous start for struggling Charlton at Sheffield Wednesday. Goals by Atdhe Nuhiu and Chris Maguire give the hosts the lead before Marvin Sordell reduces the deficit. Charlton started the day one place above the relegation zone.

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    David Bond: The rest of Queensland may be asleep but I'm staying up to see if Burnley get promoted and David Moyes gets the sack.

  204. 15:08: 
    Burnley 0-0 Wigan

    BBC Sport's Andy Cryer at Turf Moor: A deafening roar of "come on Burnley" greets the teams as they come onto the pitch. Turf Moor is absolutely rocking as promotion songs are sung loud and proud. An incredible atmosphere as flags are waved. There is something of a party atmosphere among the home fans."

  205. 15:06: 
    KICK-OFF- Burnley 0-0 Wigan

    The sun is out at Turf Moor as the match gets started. Will Burnley be smiling at the end? Steady start by the hosts who will be hoping there is no repeat of their last appearance on home soil when they lost to Middlesbrough.

  206. 15:02:  
    Jimmy Armfield, BBC Radio 5 live

    On newspaper reports that David Moyes is to be sacked as Manchester United manager:

    "The manager is the man who takes the stick, but David Moyes probably works as hard as any manager in the entire league, he's a real grafter. He is always looking at players, he's always interested in players. It hasn't gone right for him at Manchester United. Sir Alex Ferguson will have had something to say, but these clubs are owned by people from foreign lands and they are the ones who make the decisions."

  207. 15:01: 
    Burnley v Wigan (15:00 BST)

    It's a vibrant Turf Moor as Burnley are greeted by a rapturous reception from their fans as they walk out. The ball boys have the word 'believe' written across the back of their tops. The Clarets are 90 minutes from the Premier League.

    Listen to commentary on Burnley v Wigan on BBC Radio 5 live.

  208. 14:57: 

    The Sun's football correspondent Neil Custis on Twitter: Manchester United's board were ready to swing axe after Athens but Sunday's defeat to Everton was the final straw. No longer any faith in David Moyes turning it round.

  209. 14:55: 
    From dole queue to Premier League?
    Burnley manager Sean Dyche

    It is only 21 months ago that Sean Dyche was told by Watford that his contract was to be terminated. Now the 42-year-old stands on the brink of steering Burnley to the Premier League. During his time in charge of Watford, Dyche, who was appointed in June 2011, led them to 11th place in the Championship, their highest finish for four years. While Burnley are now second in the table, Watford are struggling to make the play-offs. I wonder how Watford fans are feeling now?

  210. 14:52: 

    Manchester Evening News on Twitter: Manchester United refuse to deny reports that David Moyes is to be sacked as manager.

  211. 14:50: 
    Ipswich v Bournemouth (15:00 BST)

    BBC Sport's Michael Emons at Portman Road: "There is a family fun day event going on at Portman Road with 1,650 youngsters getting to watch the game for free. On a practice pitch next to the main stadium, there are many happy faces with bouncy castles, inflatable slides, cuddly mascots, five-a-side games in progress and faces being painted.

    "It may be a vital game for both sides but the atmosphere resembles that of a fun fair at the moment. The home fans will be hoping the feel-good-factor keeps going when the match begins."

  212. 14:48: 
    QPR v Watford (15:00 BST)

    QPR: Green, Simpson, Onuoha, Dunne, Hill, Barton, Carroll, Doyle, Morrison, Traore, Austin. Subs: Keane, Yun, Hughes, Henry, Hoilett, Zamora, Murphy.

    Watford: Almunia, Ekstrand, Cassetti, Angella, Riera, Abdi, McGugan, Tozser, Pudil, Deeney, Ranegie. Subs: Battocchio, Merkel, Doyley, Murray, Faraoni, Bond, Hoban.

    Referee: James Linnington (Isle of Wight)

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    Adam Heap: I was 19 and just getting into football when Burnley were relegated. Never thought promotion would happen again in my lifetime.

    Duncan Williamson: This is a big game for Burnley and I will be glued to my BBC football commentary here in the wilds of Thailand.

  214. 14:45: 
    Burnley v Wigan (15:00 BST)
    Burnley fans

    Burnley: Heaton, Trippier, Duff, Shackell, Mee, Kightly, Jones, Marney, Arfield, Ings, Barnes. Subs: Wallace, Stanislas, Cisak, Edgar, Baird, Treacy, Long.

    Wigan: Al Habsi, Boyce, Barnett, Crainey, Perch, Collison, McArthur, Beausejour, McClean, Fortune, Gomez. Subs: Carson, Caldwell, Maloney, McManaman, Powell, Maynard, Kiernan.

    Referee: Keith Stroud (Hampshire).

    Listen to commentary on Burnley v Wigan on BBC Radio 5 live.

  215. 14:42: 
    Ipswich v Bournemouth (15:00 BST)

    BBC Sport's Michael Emons at Portman Road: In his programme notes, Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy admits his team have performed better than expected this season. He says: "I want to see us finish the season with a flourish. If we do that and it takes us into the play-offs, then fantastic. If it doesn't take us into the top six then I will look at the season and the progress we have made and see that as a positive."

  216. 14:40: 
    Burnley v Wigan (15:00 BST)
    Alastair Campbell and Jonathan Overend

    BBC Radio 5 live's Jonathan Overend chatting to Alastair Campbell, Burnley fan and former Labour Party director of communications, at Turf Moor ahead of the match.

    Listen to commentary on Burnley v Wigan on BBC Radio 5 live.

  217. 14:38:  
    BBC Radio 5 liveMan City v West Brom (20:00 BST)

    It is not all about the Football League. There is an intriguing game that could have major implications at both ends of the Premier League table later as Manchester City host struggling West Brom. BBC Radio 5 live will have commentary from the Etihad Stadium, while there will be live text commentary on the BBC Sport website. But before that 5 live have commentary from Turf Moor as Burnley look to secure promotion by beating Wigan.

  218. 14:35: 

    Daily Telegraph football correspondent Henry Winter on Twitter: End of the road for David Moyes at Manchester United. Long-term, Ryan Giggs manager. Doing Pro-licence, respected by players and fans. His teams really would attack. Moyes should never have dispensed with the coaching, advice and experience of Rene Meulensteen.

  219. 14:32: 
    Forget the 'Special One', meet the 'Undefeated One'
    Scunthorpe United manager Russ Wilcox

    BBC Sport's Kristian Reed: "Chelsea have 'the Special One', Manchester United fans are standing by 'the Chosen One', but, in Russ Wilcox, Scunthorpe United have found 'the Undefeated One'. Manager Wilcox is yet to be beaten in the league since taking over in November, a run stretching 27 games.

    "Wilcox's record surpasses the 23-match run of Preston North End's William Sudell in 1888-89. It is a record older than Scunthorpe themselves, with the club formed in 1899, a decade after Sudell led his 'Invincibles' side to a League and FA Cup double in the inaugural season of the Football League."

    Read more of Kristian's piece on Russ Wilcox on the BBC Sport website.

  220. 14:29: 
    League Two permutations

    Leaders Scunthorpe, unbeaten in 27 games, will return to League One after one season if they beat Oxford and fourth-placed Fleetwood fail to beat Wycombe. At the other end of the table, Torquay's five-season stay in the Football League will end if they fail to beat Exeter away.

  221. 14:27: 
    Man Utd to sack Moyes?

    Major news from the Premier League where a number of national newspapers in the last few minutes are reporting that David Moyes is to be sacked by Manchester United after a poor season.

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    So Burnley fans, is this the day your team returns to the Premier League? How nervous are you feeling? Should you win automatic promotion, will it be a bigger achievement than in 2008-09 when the Clarets secured promotion via the play-offs?

    Let us know your thoughts. You can text in to 81111 (UK Only), tweet us at #bbcfootball or use the BBC Sport Facebook page.

  223. 14:20: 
    League One permutations

    Elsewhere in League One, sixth-placed Peterborough will secure a play-off place if they beat Carlisle and Swindon, four points behind in seventh, lose at home to Bradford. Both Stevenage and Shrewsbury will be relegated if results go against them.

  224. 14:18: 
    League One
    Bakary Sako

    Action is already under way and Wolves have beaten Leyton Orient 3-1 in the early kick-off. Kenny Jackett's side will be League One champions later if second-placed Brentford fail to beat Milton Keynes Dons in a match that kicks off at 15:00 BST.

    Wolves went ahead through first-half goals from Richard Stearman and Bakary Sako (pictured), and James Henry's long-range goal in stoppage time sealed their victory after Dean Cox had pulled one back for the home side.

  225. 14:13: 
    Join the debate at #bbcfootball- Ipswich v Bournemouth (15:00 BST)

    BBC Solent Sport on Twitter: Bournemouth squad not yet here at Portman Road.

    Not a good start for Bournemouth as their team coach fights its way through traffic. The Cherries will leapfrog play-off rivals Ipswich if they win.

  226. 14:10: 
    Championship permutations
    Championship table

    We know Burnley can get promoted, but what else can happen in the Championship? Well, Harry Redknapp's Queens Park Rangers will secure their place in the play-offs if they overcome Watford at Loftus Road. Brighton will strengthen their play-off hopes by moving four points clear of seventh-placed Reading, who host Middlesbrough on Tuesday, with a win over Blackpool, who are desperate for points after slipping into the bottom three.

    Yeovil, currently at the foot of the table on 37 points, will be relegated if they lose to Huddersfield Town and results involving the clubs on 43 and 42 points go against them. This is the Glovers' first season in England's second tier, but while they have won just one in 10, their opponents have no wins in their last 10 outings.

  227. 14:06: 

    It's the business end of the season and there are issues to be settled at both ends of the Championship, League One and League Two tables. While Burnley battle for promotion to the big time, Torquay are fighting for their Football League lives. Failure to win later and League Two's bottom club will be relegated to the Conference.

    It's an action packed Easter Monday programme and we're across all the ups and downs. Who's going to make the play-offs? Who's going to miss out? From Exeter to Scunthorpe. From promotion celebrations to tears of relegation. We're across the lot.

  228. 14:03: 
    Burnley v Wigan (15:00 BST)

    Since beating Barnsley at Oakwell earlier this month, Burnley have suffered a bout of promotion jitters. A planned promotion party in front of their own fans fell flat after a rare home defeat by Middlesbrough.

    But victory at Blackpool last Friday means the champagne can finally be cracked open if they overcome Wigan at Turf Moor later. But the visitors have promotion plans of their own. Can Burnley join already promoted Leicester in the Premier League with two games to spare?

  229. 14:00: 
    Burnley fans celebrate their team scoring against Blackpool

    It's been 1,143 days since Burnley last graced the Premier League stage. Turf Moor has hosted 90 Championship games since Gareth Bale and Luka Modric were part of a Tottenham side beaten 4-2 by the already relegated Clarets on the final day of the 2009-10 campaign.

    But something is stirring in east Lancashire. The club that recorded famous wins over Manchester United and Everton - as well as notable draws against Arsenal and Manchester City the last time they were in the top-flight - are on the brink of a return to the big time.

    One more win and Sean Dyche's Clarets are back among English football's elite. . .

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As It Stood Table

Last updated 21 Apr 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
No movement 1 Liverpool 35 52 80
No movement 2 Chelsea 35 41 75
No movement 3 Man City 34 56 74
No movement 4 Arsenal 35 21 70
No movement 5 Everton 35 23 69
No movement 6 Tottenham 35 2 63
No movement 7 Man Utd 34 16 57
No movement 8 Southampton 35 5 49
No movement 9 Newcastle 35 -15 46
No movement 10 Stoke 35 -10 44
No movement 11 Crystal Palace 35 -13 43
No movement 12 West Ham 35 -10 37
No movement 13 Swansea 35 -4 36
No movement 14 Hull 34 -9 36
No movement 15 Aston Villa 34 -14 35
No movement 16 West Brom 34 -13 33
No movement 17 Norwich 35 -28 32
No movement 18 Cardiff 35 -34 30
No movement 19 Fulham 35 -42 30
No movement 20 Sunderland 34 -24 29

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