Saturday football - as it happened

Manchester United thrash Norwich after Premier League wins for West Brom, Spurs and Swansea and a draw between Fulham and Hull.

26 April 2014 Last updated at 11:28

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  1. 20:27: 

    That is us done and dusted domestically though.

    We will back in force tomorrow though with big issues at the top and bottom to be fought out.

    Feast your eyes on these beauties:

    Sunderland v Cardiff (12:00 BST)

    Liverpool v Chelsea (14:05 BST)

    Crystal Palace v Man City (16:10 BST)

    They are probably gathering outside Anfield already.

    Bye for now.

  2. 20:22: 
    Cristiano Ronaldo

    Over in Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo has been doing what Cristiano Ronaldo does, scoring two belters for Real Madrid at home to Osasuna. Sergio Ramos has just pulled out a celebratory front flip after adding a third for the hosts. I didn't know he had it in him.

    You can follow it all on our live text commentary with Jonathan Jureko.

  3. 20:17: 
    Manager reaction- Man United 4-0 Norwich

    More from Ryan Giggs: "I'll probably pass out somewhere now, it's been a crazy week from Tuesday onwards. The football side is no problem, it's everything that comes with it and takes your time.

    "It's still a great feeling to win, when you're in the thick of it you don't really get time to think, but when you're on the bench you think differently.

    "All the years I've walked out at Old Trafford I've never felt like that. I felt 10 feet tall. The fans were great to me and the staff and players today. I was glad we could reward them because it's been a frustrating season.

    "The standards have been set and we have to carry that on against Sunderland."

  4. 20:14: 
    Manager reaction- Man United 4-0 Norwich
    Ryan Giggs

    Interim Manchester United manager Ryan Giggs: "It feels great, it couldn't have gone any better really. Four-nil at home it was a great day for everyone.

    "Before the end of the first half I was happy that we were 1-0 up, but not particularly with the performance.

    "I reminded the players at half-time that we're Manchester United and when we play with speed and tempo not a lot of teams can live with us.

    "The second half was fantastic and Juan Mata was tremendous.

    "It's not about playing one good game, it's about performing every time you put that United top on. Probably only David De Gea has performed to his best ability this year, everyone else has dropped below their standards."

  5. 20:08: 
    Manager reaction- Swansea 4-1 Aston Villa
    Swansea 4-1 Aston Villa

    Swansea manager Garry Monk on Jonjo Shelvey's goal from the centre circle: "He came in at half-time shouting 'goal of the season'. Typical Jonjo. It was brilliant. People have been talking about his potential for years and you forget he's only 21.

    "He does it in training. He tries it. He's got that technique and that in the locker and today you could see the intention straight away, it was not a fluke. It's what he was trying to do and he gave the keeper no chance. At that moment in the game as well where I thought Villa was pushing it back, something like that can change the game which it did."

  6. 20:07: 
    MotD running order

    Ryan Giggs' first game in charge of Manchester United after 962 as a player is top of the Match of the Day shop this evening. Highlights worth staying up include an Jonjo Shelvey wonder-strike and Everton shooting themselves in the foot at St Mary's.

    This is how they roll out:

    Manchester United v Norwich

    Fulham v Hull

    Swansea v Aston Villa

    West Brom v West Ham

    Southampton v Everton

    Stoke v Tottenham

  7. 20:01: 
    Man United 4-0 Norwich
    Juan Mata

    As well as his two goals, Juan Mata posted some typically efficient passing stats.

    The Spaniard completed 96.2% of his passes in total, dropping only a tad to 93.3% when you consider only those in the opposition half - the highest numbers of any Manchester United player.

  8. 19:55: 
    Manager reaction- Man United 4-0 Norwich
    Ryan Giggs

    Manchester United interim manager Ryan Giggs, speaking to Sky Sports: "I'm not thinking about anything other than these four games. My next job is to get the players ready for Sunderland.

    "I could have played two teams because the response of the players has been brilliant. I trust them all. I wanted experience in the team today because I knew it would be emotionally charged and they didn't let me down.

    "All of us have let ourselves down this year, we haven't played to the quality we are capable of but we did that today. The standards they set today, they need to keep for Sunderland.

    "I've not had time to train this week but I'll train again on Monday and I can't wait to get back on the pitch."

    After a working lifetime in shorts, it still looks strange with him stalking the sidelines in suit and tie.

  9. 19:51: 
    Manager reaction- Man United 4-0 Norwich

    Manchester United interim manager Ryan Giggs, speaking to Sky Sports: "I enjoyed it. 4-0 is a dream day for us, I'm really pleased with the performance. It's good to end the day as we did; scoring goals and creating chances. I reminded the players the tempo needed to be quicker at half-time and they reacted well to that.

    "I didn't sleep last night. Leaving the likes of Juan Mata out of the starting XI was difficult and a position I've never been in before. I'm also one of their team-mates. I told them all individually and some of them were upset, but they didn't sulk. You saw the reaction of Juan, he's a true pro."

  10. 19:49: 
    Manager reaction- Man United 4-0 Norwich
    Neil Adams

    Norwich manager Neil Adams, speaking to Sky Sports: "I think we did really well in the first half and frustrated them but then five minutes before the break they get a penalty. There is minimal contact and that changes the game.

    "In the second half we were not good enough. We allowed Wayne Rooney too much time and space to get in a shot and we did the same last week against Liverpool when Raheem Sterling scored.

    "We had a go after that but it is difficult when you are 2-0 down away from home. I felt we should have done better. We have got two games left and probably have to take points from them.

    "Overall, it wasn't good enough but we are still above the [relegation] line. What we can't do is beat ourselves up. We have to believe in ourselves and give everything we have got for the last two games."

  11. 19:43: 
    At the bottom
    Bottom of the Premier League table

    Norwich better hope that Jose Mourinho rests some of Chelsea's star names next weekend as well as at Anfield. They have the Blues away before taking on Arsenal at Carrow Road on the final day of the season.

  12. 19:38: 
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    Daniel: Three more of those and the job is yours Mr Giggs.

    Ricky: Much better from United today, would like to see Giggs as assistant for the new manager - not going to get carried away just yet.

    Sahil: Can people jump off the Ryan Giggs for permanent manager bandwagon? It was a home game against Norwich. We need van Gaal!

  13. 19:35: 
    Player reaction- Man United 4-0 Norwich
    Juan Mata

    Manchester United forward Juan Mata, speaking to Sky Sports: "In the first half it was a bit difficult and we were a bit slow, but in the second half we showed what Manchester United can do at home.

    "I have to say we always tried our best. We are all together in the good and bad moments and right now our aim is to win our last three games.

    "For me it is a pleasure to play under this manager. When I was a kid I remember him playing and he is a proper Manchester United person. But the decision (of who the next manager is) is not down to us and we have to enjoy him being in charge."

  14. 19:32: 
    Player reaction- Man United 4-0 Norwich
    Man United 4-0 Norwich

    Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney, speaking to Sky Sports: "We knew it was going to be a tough game. Going in at half-time we knew we had to score again and, once we did, we would break them down easier then.

    "We've had a tough week, there has been a lot of negativity towards us. We were hurt by it and today we wanted to show we are better than we have shown. Of course we accept responsibility, we underperformed but we have to move on. We have to show we're a top team in the next three games."

    On playing under Ryan Giggs: "It was strange. We know he's an experienced player and he's built to be a manager. We can see that in how he has handled himself since he took over. Giggsy does have the credentials to be the next manager, but it's up to the board."

  15. 19:32: 
    Man United 4-0 Norwich

    What lessons can Ryan Giggs take from his first game then? That Juan Mata is too good to be on the bench? That a Rio Ferdinand-Nemanja Vidic partnership is well past its best before date? Let us know.

  16. 19:27: 
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    Gareth: It may have been 'only Norwich' but remember all the 'onlys' who Moyes lost to.

    Toby: People will forget that Moyes managed to keep on Rooney and sign Juan Mata.

    Ibrahim: Probably the worst and most inexplicable sacking is that of Chris Hughton. Norwich were mid-table and are now poised for relegation.

    Analysis- Man United 4-0 Norwich

    BBC Radio Norfolk summariser Adrian Forbes at Old Trafford: "This time tomorrow Norwich could quite well be in the relegation zone. You feel that if they had put in the same kind of performance as they did against Liverpool they might have been in with a shout today. John Ruddy wasn't given much chance with any of the goals, and Robert Snodgrass worked tirelessly and played well.

    "Stamford Bridge is never an easy place to go, and it could well be that Norwich's best hopes of survival hinges on other results going in their favour."

  18. 19:26: 

    Four-nil at home to Norwich. What are you reading into that? Perhaps hold back from any big conclusions.

    Sir Alex Ferguson beat Norwich 4-0 at home in the league last season. David Moyes beat Norwich 4-0 in the Capital One Cup earlier this season. And now Ryan Giggs has spatchcocked the Canaries in similar style.

    Man United 4-0 Norwich

    BBC Sport's Andy Cryer at Old Trafford: "The final whistle is met with loud cheers from the United fans after a performance full of verve and intent. Already a club legend, Ryan Giggs is showing early signs of being a future manager. Giggs shakes hands with Norwich boss Neil Adams, applauds all sections of the crowd before disappearing to his name being sung by the Stretford End. What a managerial debut."

  20. 19:20: 
    FULL-TIME- Man United 4-0 Norwich

    The Ryan Giggs regime is up and running with three points, four goals and a promising performance. Sunderland at home next for the hosts.

  21. 19:20: 
    SITTER!- Man United 4-0 Norwich

    Javier Hernandez is clear though, mano-on-mano with Norwich goalkeeper john Ruddy, but screws his shot wide when he really should score.

    Analysis- Man United 4-0 Norwich

    BBC Radio Norfolk summariser Adrian Forbes at Old Trafford: "How is your luck? On another day that drops in and unfortunately from the corner Bradley Johnson blazes one over on his weaker right foot, whereas he probably wishes he had hit a few more with his left in the match."

  23. 19:19: 
    INJURY TIME- Man United 4-0 Norwich

    Three minutes of injury time to add to the 90.

  24. 19:18: 
    HITS THE WOODWORK- Man United 4-0 Norwich

    Norwich almost get on the board as a Martin Olsson shot loops onto the bar via a massive deflection off Phil Jones before Robert Snodgrass slashes over from six yards as a loose ball runs onto his unfavoured right boot.

  25. 19:15: 
    Five to go- Man United 4-0 Norwich

    The clock ticks past 85 minutes and both sides are coasting their way home. United have lost a little of their tempo and Norwich know this one was lost long ago.

  26. 19:13: 
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    Rob, Wales: It's not an amazing game from United but Giggsy has them surging forward a la Fergie once they win the ball back. It's a refreshing change over Moyes's static, plodding game plan.

  27. 19:13: 
    Man United 4-0 Norwich

    Bradley Johnson gets the ball wobbling through the air with a fierce hit from 25 yards, but David De Gea gets two solid fists behind it to beat clear and deny him a spectacular consolation.

  28. 19:11: 
    Ten to go- Man United 4-0 Norwich

    Manchester United's attackers are queuing up for this duck shoot. Javier Hernandez and Wayne Rooney go close, Ashley Young less so. Manchester United have had more shots on target today, with 11, than in any other Premier League game this season.

  29. 19:08: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Man United 4-0 Norwich

    Alexander Tettey replaces Leroy Fer in Neil Adams' final change of the afternoon.

  30. 19:08: 
    Man United 4-0 Norwich

    Johan Elmander gets as close as any Norwich player has managed this afternoon, swooping in to rob Wayne Rooney, swerving outside Rio Ferdinand's challenge and crashing a shot into the hoardings from the edge of the box.

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    Baidu: Games like this won't determine the management skills of Giggs. We knocked four past Newcastle under Moyes few weeks ago.

  32. 19:05: 
    Man United 4-0 Norwich

    Manchester United are going to finish the game with Ashley Young, on for Shinji Kagawa, and Javier Hernandez, replacing Tom Cleverley, pushed forward. They want a fifth and they might just get it with a little over ten minutes to go.

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    Stuart: The first assessment of Giggs's tenure is completely artificial of course, as we're playing a team doomed to relegation and using players who are unlikely to be around next season. Still, as a United fan, it's good to see some goals and attacking football.

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    Adam: Norwich are awful. They are facing relegation and yet they are showing no fight or ambition to get back into the game.

    Kolo: Man Utd fans will scream "new dawn" under Ryan Giggs, even though it's only an exhibition match. Norwich are going down anyway.

    David: Giggsy looks comfortable as manager, the players are reacting to him. Personally I'd be happy to give him at least a season.

    Analysis- Man United 4-0 Norwich

    BBC Radio Norfolk summariser Adrian Forbes at Old Trafford: "It is a great ball from Patrice Evra to the back stick where the unmarked Antonio Valencia is able to pick out Juan Mata for his second. This time he is a little closer to the goal-line but the result is the same, and once again the Norwich defence gave away far too much space."

  36. 18:59: 
    GOAL- Man United 4-0 Norwich - Juan Mata (73 mins)

    It will be hard for Ryan Giggs to leave Juan Mata on the bench for the next one. He has been a fox in the box rather than conductor in chief since he came on, but that is what the hosts needed. The Spaniard leans his head in to nudges the ball into the net as Antonio Valencia volleys back across goal from Patrice Evra's deep cross.

    Man United 3-0 Norwich

    BBC Sport's Andy Cryer at Old Trafford: "With the match now surely won, United fans turn their attentions back towards their fab four management team. Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Phil Neville and Nicky Butt are all asked for a wave and all grant the supporters their wish."

  38. 18:59: 
    Man United 3-0 Norwich

    Juan Mata is not shy about breaking into the box, with Wayne Rooney to dropping deeper when he bombs on. The combination almost produces a fourth with Mata a whisker away with from his team-mate;s cross.

    Man United 3-0 Norwich

    BBC Sport's Andy Cryer at Old Trafford: "Ryan Giggs must be thinking this management lark is easy. He stands to applaud Juan Mata's goal - who had only been on the pitch for a matter of minutes - before sitting back down to enjoy what he is watching. Giggs's first substitution as a manager proves to be a very good one."

  40. 18:56: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Man United 3-0 Norwich

    Neil Adams rolls the dice again, removing Nathan Redmond to bring on Gary Hooper. Twenty minutes to go.

  41. 18:55: 
    Man United 3-0 Norwich

    Robert Snodgrass looks appealingly across to referee Lee Probert, but the official doesn't buy that some forehead nuzzling between the Norwich midfielder and Nemanja Vidic warranted any action.

  42. 18:53: 
    Analysis- Man United 3-0 Norwich

    BBC Radio Norfolk summariser Adrian Forbes at Old Trafford: "Again it was too easy for United to get in between all the Norwich players. Juan Mata is stood in the middle of the area completely unmarked and it was an easy tap-in for somebody of his quality. You just hope Norwich will see the rest of this match out with pride and passion. I don't know what they can do to get back in the game."

  43. 18:50: 
    GOAL- Man United 3-0 Norwich - Juan Mata (63 mins)

    Norwich are getting a little overrun at the back here. Their defence never gets itself reorganised after John Ruddy palms away Wayne Rooney's shot and Juan Mata doesn't have any yellow shirts for company as he steers Phil Jones's driven cross past a helpless Ruddy.

  44. 18:49: 
    Manager reaction- Swansea 4-1 Aston Villa
    Swansea 4-1 Aston Villa

    Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert, talking about Jonjo Shelvey's goal from the centre circle this afternoon: "The second goal for Swansea's a wonder goal. It was a major turning point. Great finish, great vision. I'm quite sure he could do that 50 times and the one that mattered went in.

    "There's no criticism [of Brad Guzan] he's been wonderful for me. I've spoken to him and I'm not going to stand there and criticise a guy that has been fantastic for me over the two years."

    Man United 2-0 Norwich
    Man United 2-0 Norwich

    BBC Sport's Andy Cryer: "If anyone hasn't had enough of planes flying over football grounds, the first half saw an aircraft sporting the sarcastic message 'Thank you Moyes- Malta FF'. The drone of the plane was not heard as the fans songs drowned it out. I'm not sure United fans want any Moyes reminders either."

    Judging by that length of that rather ambiguous, message, the organisers were a little short on cash.

  46. 18:47: 
    Analysis- Man United 2-0 Norwich

    BBC Radio Norfolk summariser Adrian Forbes at Old Trafford: "What you need when you are under so much pressure is defending from the front and Ricky van Wolfswinkel too often made it too easy for Rio Ferdinand to come and win the ball today.

    "I did wonder whether then the Norwich midfield were playing so few forward passes because they were convinced it would come straight back at them. Van Wolfswinkel is clearly frustrated but it was so disappointing to see him walk off the other end of the pitch instead of coming over to shake his team-mate's hand as Johan Elmander came on."

  47. 18:47: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Man United 2-0 Norwich

    Ryan Giggs escorts Juan Mata to the touchline, whispering instructions in the Spaniard's ear, before welcoming Danny Welbeck back as he takes Mata's place in the dugout.

    Man United 2-0 Norwich

    BBC Sport's Andy Cryer: "A loud rendition of 'we'll never die' comes from the United fans. You can sense the optimism seeping back through the veins of the Old Trafford faithful. They seem to be enjoying themselves again."

  49. 18:45: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Man United 2-0 Norwich

    Wayne Rooney curls a shot into the gloves of John Ruddy from roughly where he scored his second goal.

    Neil Adams has seen enough of another flimsy performance from Ricky van Wolfswinkel, replacing him with Johan Elmander. Van Wolfswinkel walks straight off the pitch behind one of the goals and that won't endear him to his boss either.

  50. 18:41: 
    No Bale for Real

    Some European football news to bring you, with Gareth Bale not included in Real Madrid's matchday squad for their crucial La Liga clash with Osasuna at the Bernabeu. We'll be bringing you live text commentary on that game from 18:45 BST.

  51. 18:41: 
    Man United 2-0 Norwich

    Manchester United are probing and the Norwich defence looks like it is creaking under the examination.

    Shinji Kagawa almost gets in before Danny Welbeck brings a good save out of John Ruddy with a snapshot from 18 yards. Nemanja Vidic heads just over from the resulting corner and the hosts are building up a head of steam.

  52. 18:38: 
    Analysis- Man United 2-0 Norwich

    BBC Radio Norfolk summariser Adrian Forbes at Old Trafford: "John Ruddy is going mad at his defenders and you cannot blame him. Wayne Rooney picks the ball up and drifts in from the left and you just want somebody to go and close him down. Bradley Johnson goes deeper and deeper into his own area away from Rooney. It is a superb finish but you cannot allow somebody of his quality to shoot like that."

  53. 18:35: 
    GOAL- Man United 2-0 Norwich - Wayne Rooney (48 mins)

    A goal to reignite the optimism at Old Trafford as Wayne Rooney is allowed far too much room, 25 yards from goal. The England striker slips as he shoots, but Michael Turner's attempt to close down is too late and the ball curls round him and into the bottom left corner.

    Norwich have to gamble now...

  54. 18:35: 
    Man United 1-0 Norwich

    Manchester United are struggling to pick their way through a forest of Norwich defenders parked on the edge of the penalty box. Michael Turner heads away Wayne Rooney's cross to ease the pressure.

    Man United 1-0 Norwich

    BBC Sport's Andy Cryer: Another huge round of applause greets Giggs's re-emergence after the break. He still looks serious though as he focuses on the job ahead. Not many smiles from Giggs yet.

  56. 18:33: 
    Manager reaction- Stoke 0-1 Tottenham
    Stoke 0-1 Tottenham

    Spurs boss Tim Sherwood: "Without seeing it again I thought it was two yellow cards (for Ryan Shawcross).

    "I haven't heard that kind of support anywhere for a very long time. They (the Stoke fans) really got behind their team and Mark set them up brilliantly when they went down to 10 men.

    "We didn't play particularly well in possession. We let them have the initiative but at this stage of the season it is about getting the three points and digging in."

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    Rob, Newbury: There clearly are people determined to make negative comments regardless of what happens. United dominant, attacking, eight attempts on goal and the style, rhythm and identity returning.

  58. 18:32: 
    KICK-OFF- Man United 1-0 Norwich

    No changes yet. We are back under way at Old Trafford.

  59. 18:31: 
    Man United 1-0 Norwich
    Manchester United action area

    Manchester United have been directing a lot of traffic down the right flank through Antonio Valencia and Phil Jones. Norwich substitute Jonas Gutierrez has been warming up during the break and may be on to stem the flow down that side.

  60. 18:30: 
    Man United 1-0 Norwich

    The stats may not show it but Norwich have been lively in the few attacks they have had. They beat Liverpool 2-1 in the second half of their meeting last weekend. They need more of the same here.

  61. 18:26: 
    Manager reaction- Fulham 2-2 Hull
    Man United 0-0 Norwich

    Fulham manager Felix Magath: "It's not the result we wanted so we are disappointed. We were leading 2-0 so it seems we would get the three points but unfortunately we scored what was almost an own goal.

    "After getting a goal they had some pressure and we took only one point. Besides the two goals we scored, we had two or three great chances to score again but we didn't manage it.

    "We have lost two points we so have to win the next two games. We can do it."

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    Nick Clohessy: I've been very impressed with Norwich's disciplined defensive efforts today. United need a key to unlock them. Mata?

    Jonathan: Overrun in midfield at times by Norwich. United need real surgery, not just a Giggs sticking plaster.

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    Mark, West Sussex: An opponent's goal unjustly ruled out and a suspect penalty awarded to United at Old Trafford when they need a goal. I wonder if Fergie's running the show again!?

  64. 18:25: 
    Man United 1-0 Norwich

    BBC Sport's Andy Cryer: "He hasn't lost it, you know. Ryan Giggs controlled the ball with a bit of skill before flicking it back to the referee just at the end of the half. United will be thoroughly happy with their work so far. Ryan Giggs' era - however short it may be - is under way."

    Game of opinions I guess.

  65. 18:24: 

    It has been less than spectacular from Manchester United in the first 45 minutes of the Ryan Giggs regime. Might the Welshman shuffle his tactics after a meat-and-two-veg 4-4-2 failed to open up Norwich in the first half?

    Analysis- Man United 1-0 Norwich

    BBC Radio Norfolk summariser Adrian Forbes at Old Trafford: "There have been a few occasions where Norwich have been in good positions going forward but they have lacked belief, confidence, and execution in the final third. But if they come out in the second half with a positive frame of mind and do get a goal, this crowd could quite quickly turn."

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    Krishan: Not that I think he deserves it, but if it's a penalty and a goalscoring opportunity, why no red card?

    Charlie: Penalty glossing over a very uninspiring United performance so far. The lack of creativity and penetration is astonishing!

    Staynton: Giggs has the lads playing at a much higher tempo. More pressure when we've lost the ball. More urgency winning the ball back.

  68. 18:16: 
    HALF-TIME- Man United 1-0 Norwich
  69. 18:16: 
    Man United 1-0 Norwich
    Man United 1-0 Norwich

    BBC Sport's Andy Cryer at Old Trafford: "Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt and Phil Neville rise as one as United are awarded the penalty. Giggs walks into his technical area and greets Wayne Rooney's penalty with a subtle double fist clench. He continues his walk to the edge of the pitch to shout out some instructions. He looked like a man trying to keep a lid on his emotions."

    Analysis- Man United 1-0 Norwich

    BBC Radio Norfolk summariser Adrian Forbes at Old Trafford: "Steven Whittaker could not believe it, the ball managed to miss three players before it came through to Welbeck. For me it's a soft penalty with how quickly the United striker went to ground, maybe there was a little tug on the shirt but he went down very easily. Disappointment for Norwich, who have defended so strongly throughout the opening 40 minutes."

  71. 18:11: 
    GOAL- Man United 1-0 Norwich - Wayne Rooney pen (41 mins)

    Replays suggest that Steven Whittaker didn't make much, if any, contact with Danny Welbeck. The referee decides that his brush on Danny Welbeck's sleeve wasn't worth even a yellow despite the United man being clean through and 10 yards out.

    Whatever the rights and wrongs, Wayne Rooney steps up and sends John Ruddy the wrong way.

  72. 18:11: 
    PENALTY TO MANCHESTER UNITED- Man United 0-0 Norwich

    Danny Welbeck is pulled back by Steven Whittaker and Lee Probert points to the spot...

  73. 18:10: 
    Man United 0-0 Norwich

    Manchester United almost crack the code on the Norwich defence, with Wayne Rooney's flick almost dropping for Shinji Kagawa before Steven Whittaker takes control of the situation by wellying clear.

    Kagawa gets on the end of Phil Jones' cross shortly after but can't stab his shot on goal at full stretch.

  74. 18:04: 
    Manager reaction- Stoke 0-1 Tottenham
    Stoke 0-1 Tottenham

    Stoke boss Mark Hughes: "Unfortunately, we are talking about the performances of senior officials and I just thought Andre Marriner, possibly because of games he has been involved in before, I think maybe he has lost a little bit of confidence.

    "There were a number of occasions, which he would probably dispute, when I thought he was sometimes guessing and you can't do that. I just felt today's performance was not of the required standard.

    "Ryan [Shawcross], for his second yellow card, has made a genuine attempt to win the ball. It is a foul but not a yellow.

    "Andre played on and then went back to the situation and I think he had forgotten he had already booked him (Shawcross). For a senior referee to not know who he has booked and then book someone for which the consequences are a red card, that is poor.

    "Following that, Danny Rose has raised two hands to an opponent and it is a red card. I don't understand that decision. If you raise your hands then everybody knows it is a straight red."

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    Nick: If van Gaal objected when Johan Cruyff joined the board at Ajax, how is he going to like Fergie's influence at United? Non-starter for me.

  76. 18:04: 
    Man United 0-0 Norwich

    It has not been the defence-shredding performance that the home fans had hoped for when they rolled through the turnstiles this afternoon with Norwich holding United at bay comfortably enough so far. Just the one shot on target for the hosts so far.

    Ryan Giggs takes a trip to the touchline and asks some questions of his team, underlining his point with a shrug.

  77. 18:01: 
    Analysis- Man United 0-0 Norwich

    BBC Radio Norfolk summariser Adrian Forbes at Old Trafford: "More positive counter attacking play from Norwich and superb running off the ball by Robert Snodgrass, who along with Jonny Howson has been really been impressive in midfield.

    "It's just that final ball that is missing - if they can continue their positive movement and combine it with that little bit of final quality, Norwich will have their chances."

  78. 17:59: 
    YELLOW CARD- Man United 0-0 Norwich

    Jonny Howson's is the first name taken by referee Lee Probert as he catches Michael Carrick from behind. A little under half an hour gone.

    Man United 0-0 Norwich

    BBC Sport's Andy Cryer: "Things have gone a little quiet here but there is still a sense of positivity around the ground. Despite some obvious flaws, United's players are trying to get the ball down and attack with pace and width and you can see that is appreciated by the supporters. Giggs looks every inch the manager as he strides purposefully to the edge of his technical area now and again. He certainly wants things done his way."

  80. 17:58: 
    Man United 0-0 Norwich

    Manchester United are peppering the Norwich box with crosses, but none of them have found a team-mate so far. Another attack flounders on Michael Turner's forehead and a counter from Norwich looks dangerous against a plodding United backline. Nathan Redmond's cross clears Ricky van Wolfswinkel at the back post to let them off the hook.

    Analysis- Man United 0-0 Norwich

    BBC Radio Norfolk summariser Adrian Forbes at Old Trafford: "United have been really impressive with their one-touch passing and movement off the ball, but Norwich are keeping nice and compact and are getting players behind the ball, making it very hard for United to play through them."

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    Brett: Am I the only one thinking a win today would mean United players getting off easy for abysmal form and attitude?

    Kevin: It's kind of sad seeing this erstwhile team of champions trying to reconstruct history.

  83. 17:53: 
    Man United 0-0 Norwich

    Shinji Kagawa finds a pocket of space in the area and sends Russell Martin skidding off stage left with a drop of the shoulder. He is just about to pull the trigger when Michael Turner, impressive so far, is across to block at the expense of a corner.

  84. 17:51: 
    Man United 0-0 Norwich

    Norwich City have made a good start, taking the sting out of Manchester United's opening and they have looked lively on the break, raiding forward at speed through Robert Snodgrass.

  85. 17:49: 
    Manager reaction- West Brom 1-0 West Ham
    West Brom 1-0 West Ham

    West Ham manager Sam Allardyce: "It's the same old story for us. We are striving to convert these chances but we've got to be more clinical. It's a massive cause of us losing four of the trot, not taking chances.

    "We should have being going in leading at half time and I was really disappointed with how we defended their goal. We can't find a finish right now and we're paying a very heavy price for OK performances.

    "We've put ourselves in a very difficult position with Tottenham at home and Manchester City away still to come. We've thrown away chances to get points against teams around or below us. We leave ourselves hanging on and we don't want to be like that but we haven't found the formula.

    "It's not for me to get concerned about off-field stuff. It's for me to focus on these players getting better and getting results.

    "I can understand their disapproval because we haven't won for four games - that happens everywhere when it's not going well. I accept the criticism coming my way because it's my responsibility to get it right."

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    Stuart: This United set-up has an air of post-AVB Spurs to it. Sherwood and Giggs are both playing the short game after long term plans failed.

  87. 17:48: 
    Man United 0-0 Norwich

    Sir Alex Ferguson is up in the posh seats and looks pretty relaxed with the home dugout packed with some of his favourites from his glory days.

  88. 17:46: 
    Analysis- Man United 0-0 Norwich

    BBC Radio Norfolk summariser Adrian Forbes at Old Trafford: "There seems to be a relaxed expectation around the ground that United will win this game today but that was great positive play from Robert Snodgrass down the right as he set up that disallowed goal for Jonny Howson. For me that is a soft decision by the referee to award a free-kick against van Wolfswinkel, there's not much in it at all.

    "I've been very impressed with United's possession and how they keep the ball but it's clear Norwich have outlets of their own through Nathan Redmond and Snodgrass."

  89. 17:45: 
    Man United 0-0 Norwich
    Man United 0-0 Norwich

    Manchester United's bench looks quite good today....

  90. 17:45: 

    The first attempt in anger on the Norwich goal comes from Danny Welbeck who stings John Ruddy's palms with a rising shot towards the near post.

    He has been given the first-team opportunity that he lacked so badly under David Moyes that he apparently wanted away in the summer. I wonder if he is still so restless.

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    Paul: Man Utd's team selection is 'end-of-season give the fans what they want'. It's unsustainable. Moyes could never have made this choice.

    Man United 0-0 Norwich

    BBC Sport's Andy Cryer at Old Trafford: "Ryan Giggs makes his first appearance on the edge of his technical area and he is greeted by a massive roar of approval. He quickly sits down again after passing on a message to his players."

  93. 17:41: 
    DISALLOWED GOAL- Man United 0-0 Norwich

    With their first attack, Norwich have the ball in the Manchester United net as Jonny Howson sweeps home a half-volley from inside the six-yard box. The whistle has already gone however penalising Ricky van Wolfswinkel for a slight push on Phil Jones as he nodded Robert Snodgrass's cross back into the danger area.

    Three of this four-man Manchester United defence are unlikely to be at the club next season. It might be for the best.

  94. 17:38: 
    Manager reaction- West Brom 1-0 West Ham
    West Brom 1-0 West Ham

    West Brom manager Pepe Mel: "It was really very important and the atmosphere the fans generated really helped us and we can all go home happy. Against Cardiff we drew, Tottenham we drew, then we drew with Liverpool, Chelsea and Everton so I really think we deserve that today.

    "I think that we need to win one of our final three games to be safe.

  95. 17:38: 
    Man United 0-0 Norwich
    Man United 0-0 Norwich

    BBC Sport's Andy Cryer: "Old Trafford's old favourite 'Ryan Giggs, Ryan Giggs running down the wing' is sung loud and proud by United fans. At the moment though their new interim boss is calmly seated and probably enjoying what he is seeing as his side attack with pace early on."

  96. 17:37: 
    Man United 0-0 Norwich

    Antonio Valencia is seeing plenty of the ball down United's right flank, but is yet to get real quality into the box. Michael Turner blocks his latest cross. Norwich have already kept United out longer than they managed at home to Liverpool last weekend.

  97. 17:36: 
    Man United 0-0 Norwich

    Manchester United aren't messing about when they get forward. There have been licence to play on gut instinct rather than strict gameplan and Wayne Rooney doesn't think twice before loosening off a shot from 25 yards. Steven Whittaker does well to block for Norwich.

  98. 17:34: 
    Man United 0-0 Norwich

    The Old Trafford crowd turn their attention to paying tribute to Paul Scholes as Danny Welbeck is beaten to a throughball by John Ruddy who is off his goalline sharply for Norwich.

  99. 17:31: 
    Man United 0-0 Norwich

    "Attack, attack, attack," chant the home fans. They want to see some serious opposition blood on the Old Trafford floor after a miserable season so far.

  100. 17:30: 
    KICK-OFF- Man United 0-0 Norwich

    We have been promised a fast start. Let's see what your team have got Ryan...

  101. 17:29: 
    Man United v Norwich (17:30 BST)

    BBC Sport's Andy Cryer at Old Trafford: "Ryan Giggs applauds the crowd as he looks to keep hold of his emotions. "Ryan Giggs' red and white army" is already the chant from the fans."

    Ryan Giggs
  102. 17:28: 
    Man United v Norwich (17:30 BST)

    BBC Sport's Andy Cryer at Old Trafford: "The 'Chosen One' banner that was hanging from the Stretford End has gone. All signs of David Moyes's era have disappeared as the flags adorning the stands now focus on the future. 'MUFC the religion' is on one banner and some United fans feel as though there prayers have been answered."

  103. 17:28: 

    Manchester United are welcomed onto the pitch as the Premier League champions by the tannoy, but the biggest cheer is reserved for Ryan Giggs as he sneaks out behind his team. Smart and businesslike in his suit, he looks moved by the reception.

    Mascot Fred the Red, bounding up to him to hand him a good luck card, sobers him up quickly enough.

  104. 17:24: 
    Man United v Norwich (17:30 BST)

    I wonder if David Moyes will be tuning into this one from somewhere.

    Strangely, how Ryan Giggs does in charge for these last four games, before some big spending in the summer, could be key in how his time at Old Trafford is ultimately judged.

    Did he get a 'hospital pass' in taking over from Sir Alex Ferguson, inheriting an ageing squad, starved of the major investment, that had been over-performing for years?

    Or did he mismanage and alienate a squad that won the league last season so badly, that his mere absence brings instant and significant improvement?

    We are about to find out. Teams are in the tunnel.

  105. 17:20: 
    Man United v Norwich (17:30 BST)
    Man United v Norwich (17:30 BST)

    BBC Sport's Andy Cryer at Old Trafford: "The Norwich City fans launch into a rendition of "yellows" as they look to play the role party poopers today. And a party atmosphere is what we have at Old Trafford at the moment. The anxiety, the anger, the disappointment appears to have disappeared and been replaced by hope and optimism. There are smiles everywhere, fans are singing. I wonder what it will be like come the final whistle?"

  106. 17:17: 

    I don't think that Norwich would have needed a double agent within the Manchester United camp to get an idea of Ryan Giggs tactics today.

    Throughout the week the talk has all been about bringing back pace, width and attacking intent.

    "He wants to attack. That's how he played and he wants to transfer that to the players," says Nemanja Vidic.

  107. 17:14: 
    League Two review

    Fleetwood's failure to beat Southend means Rochdale and Scunthorpe are both promoted. Scunthorpe were beaten 2-0 by Exeter, who are safe from relegation after ending The Iron's 28-game unbeaten run. Torquay are relegated despite beating Mansfield 3-1. Wycombe are in the drop zone, three points from safety after losing their crucial relegation tussle with Bristol Rovers. Southend and York are in the play-offs.

  108. 17:13: 
    Man United v Norwich (17:30 BST)

    BBC Sport's Andy Cryer at Old Trafford: "Phil Neville, Paul Scholes and Nicky Butt are deep in conversation on the Old Trafford turf as they oversee the players warming up. They seem to be enjoying themselves."

    Manchester United coaches
  109. 17:12: 
    League One review

    Peterborough have booked the final League One play-off spot, and relegated Shrewsbury at the same time by beating the Shrews 4-2. Notts County climb out of the relegation zone after beating Swindon 2-0, meaning Tranmere - losers at Leyton Orient - drop into the bottom four. Carlisle are now four points from safety after losing to Oldham, but they have two games left.

  110. 17:11:  
    MOTD's Steve Bower at Old TraffordMan Utd v Norwich (17:30 BST)

    "At the end of a very unusual Manchester United week, in a very uncommon Manchester United season, the club's most decorated player will be desperate to restore some normality.

    "After 962 appearances and 25 major trophies, Ryan Giggs commands instant respect. When he talks, everyone listens and his message in his first game as a manager will be to restore some much-needed pride.

    "He knows the Manchester United way better than anyone and he will have changed the atmosphere straight away by his presence alone. His mentality will be to try to put a smile back on some suffering faces."

  111. 17:11: 
    Championship review

    Barnsley are relegated from the Championship following a 3-1 defeat at Middlesbrough, and Birmingham now occupy the last remaining relegation place after being beaten 3-1 by Leeds. Wigan still have work to do to secure a play-off place after losing 2-0 at home to Blackpool. The Latics have dropped down a place to sixth, after Reading's fightback victory took the Royals above them on goal difference. Brighton and Blackburn are the only other teams that can still make the play-offs.

    Man United v Norwich (17:30 BST)
    Man United v Norwich (17:30 BST)

    BBC Sport's Andy Cryer at Old Trafford: "In his first programme notes as interim Manchester United manager, Ryan Giggs said: 'I've supported United all my life and I've been connected with the club since I was at school. It's the rock which my life has been built upon and I can promise you that I will give this job the best I can in the last four games of the season.'

    "As the players come out to warm-up, they are greeted with a huge roar from those inside the ground."

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    Martin: Looks like Giggs has been on the phone to the boss. That's the most Ferguson-picked team I've ever seen.

    Nick: Giggs is not looking ahead at all with this starting line-up. Three of the back four will not even be there next season.

    Joe: Very happy Kagawa's starting, a lot more to come from him after being frozen out by Moyes.

  114. 17:10: 

    Norwich have their own novice manager at the helm with Neil Adams in charge. With Fulham failing to beat Hull, the Canaries would move four points clear of the drop if they could win at Old Trafford.

    Former Aston Villa striker Dion Dublin on Final ScoreMan United v Norwich (17:30 BST)

    "If United were still in the same regime as two weeks ago, Norwich might have looked at this tie and thought they could sneak a point, maybe even all three. But today with the new feeling around the club I feel they will be spectators today."

    Man United v Norwich (17:30 BST)

    Ryan Giggs talks to Sky Sports: "It's been surreal and the hardest part has been leaving players out. To be honest with you I could have picked two teams. It's part of the job and I've got to do it, but leaving players out wasn't nice.

    "With Juan Mata I've gone with two centre forwards and I want us to get off to a fast start. Fellaini is unfortunate not to make the bench but he will be involved in the coming weeks.

    "I want to put my own stamp on things, even if it's just for these four games. I've told the players to enjoy it, express themselves and trust each other. I can't wait for kick off. It will be a proud moment."

    LINE-UPS- Man United v Norwich (17:30 BST)

    Man Utd: De Gea, Jones, Ferdinand, Vidic, Evra, Valencia, Carrick, Cleverley, Kagawa, Rooney, Welbeck. Subs: Mata, Smalling, Lindegaard, Hernandez, Nani, Young, Fletcher.

    Norwich: Ruddy, Whittaker, Martin, Turner, Olsson, Snodgrass, Howson, Johnson, Redmond, Fer, van Wolfswinkel. Subs: Hooper, Bunn, Gutierrez, Elmander, Ryan Bennett, Tettey, Murphy.

    Referee: Lee Probert (Wiltshire)

    Man United v Norwich City (17:30 BST)

    In his first match as Manchester United's temporary manager, Ryan Giggs is holding nothing back and makes six changes to the side which lost at Everton and consequently brought the curtain down on the sort-lived David Moyes era. Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand are at the heart of the defence as Jonny Evans, Alex Buttner and Chris Smalling lose their places in the back line. Juan Mata finds himself among the substitutes with Danny Welbeck preferred, Antonio Valencia and Tom Cleverley come into midfield.

    Norwich meanwhile, who are one point above the relegation zone after Fulham's drew with Hull City, make one change as Ricky van Wolfswinkel comes in for Gary Hooper.

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    Thomas: Giggs's first choice team for tonight looks like it should have done all year. Let's hope they perform for him!

    Rohit: Mata on the bench, Januzaj, Fellaini not even in subs. Ferdinand and Vidic starting along with Cleverley. Looks like an anti-Moyes 11.

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    Jim, London: So Giggs drops Mata to the bench and emits Fellaini altogether. I'm pretty sure Mata would start if it wasn't for Giggs making a blunt statement about the Moyes era.

    Former Arsenal striker John Hartson on Final ScoreMan United v Norwich (17:30 BST)

    "I don't think Moyes was right for the job and for me he never had the credentials to take it in the first place.

    "United will put in a big performance today for Ryan Giggs, just because of the esteem he is held in at Old Trafford amongst players, former players and the supporters.

    "In his press conference he was very assured, and there will be a confidence transmitted to the players to express themselves and play with freedom."

    Manchester United"s Ryan Giggs with previous Manchester United manager David Moyes.
  122. 17:00: 
    Man United v Norwich (17:30 BST)

    Ryan Giggs is just doing his first pre-match chit-chat as Manchester United interim manager and does a fine job glossing over the exclusion of both David Moyes' big-money signings from the starting line-up.

    Marouane Fellaini is "unfortunate" not to make the bench apparently.

  123. 16:57: 

    Fulham go away to Stoke next week before finishing the season away to Crystal Palace. Both winnable games, but even six points might not be enough.

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    Pete, Erdington: I put a tenner on Villa going down after watching the dismal 0-1 defeat to Palace on Boxing Day. At least I'll get something back on my season ticket!

  125. 16:55: 
    As it stands

    Plenty for West Brom, Swansea and Tottenham fans to cheer about. A terrible afternoon for Fulham though. Here's what the bottom of the table looks like...

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  126. 16:52: 
    FULL-TIME- West Brom 1-0 West Ham

    Boing, boing.

  127. 16:52: 
    FULL-TIME- Stoke 0-1 Tottenham
  128. 16:52: 
    FULL-TIME- Swansea 4-1 Aston Villa

    Swansea are safe for another season. Cue the celebrations.

  129. 16:52: 
    FULL-TIME- Fulham 2-2 Hull

    Felix Magath trudges off on the long walk towards the Craven Cottage changing room with a faraway look in his eyes.

  130. 16:51: 
    Fulham 2-2 Hull

    Brede Hangeland has abandoned his post to take a position up front. But Hull have won a frree-kick up by the hosts' corner flag after a foul from Mahamadou Diarra.

  131. 16:51: 
    GOAL- Swansea 4-1 Aston Villa - Wilfried Bony penalty (90 mins)

    Wilfried Bony steps up for the spot-kick and finds the corner of Brad Guzan's net for his 24th goal of the season. Aston Villa routed.

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    Harry: After that goal Shane Long wont have to buy himself a drink in Norwich for a long time!

  133. 16:50: 
    PENALTY FOR SWANSEA- Swansea 3-1 Aston Villa

    Swansea have Aston Villa pegged back late on and Marvin Emnes is bundled over in the penalty area by Nathan Baker. The referee points to the spot.

  134. 16:50: 
    Fulham 2-2 Hull

    Felix Magath checks his chunky timepiece on the Fulham bench. David Stockdale has a goalkick to pump long....

    Former Arsenal striker John Hartson on Final ScoreFulham 2-2 Hull

    "It's the first goal that Hull got back that will really annoy Felix Magath - Fulham were coasting at 2-0 up with the crowd behind them. They were flying.

    "But all of a sudden after a defensive error Nikica Jelavic gets one back for Hull and Fulham then get nervy before Shane Long strikes with an absolute hammer blow."

    Shane Long of Hull celebrates with fellow goalscorer Nikica Jelavic
  136. 16:49: 
    West Brom 1-0 West Ham

    James Morrison manages to win the ball back from West Ham and is pointed in the direction of the corner flag by Victor Anichebe. Practice what you preach, James.

  137. 16:48: 
    INJURY TIME- Fulham 2-2 Hull

    Four minutes of injury time at Craven Cottage. The hosts, who will stay in the drop-zone with a draw, need to get on the ball and get forward.

  138. 16:47: 
    Stoke 0-1 Tottenham

    Marko Arnautovic shoots straight at Hugo Lloris when well positioned, but, down to ten, they are running out of steam.

  139. 16:47: 
    West Brom 1-0 West Ham

    The West Brom supporters are getting a little edgy as the clock ticks down. They'll be mindful of all those dropped points in injury time. Pepe Mel is like a cat on a hot tin roof.

  140. 16:44: 
    GOAL- Fulham 2-2 Hull - Shane Long (87 mins)

    Is that bell tolling for Fulham? Shane Long slips his man with a clever run at the back post and meets Sone Aluko's cross with a downward header that gives David Stockdale no chance. Three minutes remain for the hosts to find something. Anything.

    Shane Long scores his side's second goal of the game
  141. 16:44: 
    HITS THE WOODWORK- Fulham 2-1 Hull

    Give that man the freedom of west London. David Stockdale sprawls to his right to push Ahmed Elmohamady's shot onto the post.

    Former Aston Villa striker Dion Dublin on Final ScoreFulham 2-1 Hull

    "Offensively Fulham have been superb in this second half - they have been so positive. But the danger is that they are getting tired now, they are absolutely shattered after really turning it on after half-time."

  143. 16:42: 
    Stoke 0-1 Tottenham

    Stoke don't look they are going to conjure anything out of this game as time ticks down...

  144. 16:42: 
    Swansea 3-1 Aston Villa

    It's just like watching Brazil with Jonjo Shelvey. Well almost. Just a little bit.

    First the midfielder, who scored from the centre circle in the first half, has a free-kick well saved by Brad Guzan and then he takes out the full-back with some outrageous skill but the ball runs out of play. I did say almost!

  145. 16:41: 
    Football League update

    Nottingham Forest's Championship play-off chances seem to be over as they are trailing 3-1 at Bournemouth, but in-form Blackburn are still in contention as they are leading relegation-threatened Charlton 3-1. Reading, who are also chasing the top six, have drawn level against struggling Doncaster, but Rovers are two points above the drop zone as things stand. Blackpool are out of the relegation zone after denting Wigan's play-off hopes by taking a 2-0 lead at Wigan.

    In League One Carlisle have just gone behind against Oldham as they chased a goal and were caught on the break. That means the Cumbrians are four points off safety but they do have two games left. Tranmere who had already slipped in to the drop zone are now 2-0 down at Leyton Orient.

    Fleetwood are still being held by Southend meaning Rochdale and Scunthorpe will both be promoted from League Two today. Oxford are losing at home to Accrington so Southend and York will be assured of a play-off place. Bristol Rovers have taken the lead in their vital relegation battle at Wycombe, so the hosts are now in the drop zone.

  146. 16:39: 
    Ten to go- Fulham 2-1 Hull

    Fulham so close to a third, and surely killer, goal. Hugo Rodallega sweeps in a low cross off the left flank but Ashkan Dejagah's shot is smothered at source by an onrushing Steve Harper. We are inside the final ten minutes.

  147. 16:38: 
    SUBSTITUTION- West Brom 1-0 West Ham
    West Ham fans with a banner "Fat Sam Out"

    "You don't know what you're doing," chant the West Ham supporters in the direction of Sam Allardyce. The big man's crime? Sending on Carlton Cole for Matt Jarvis.

  148. 16:37: 
    Swansea 3-1 Aston Villa

    BBC Sport's Rob Westall at the Liberty Stadium: "The Swansea fans are singing 'the Swans are staying up' following Pablo Hernandez's cool finish. Head coach Garry Monk punched the air with delight when the Spaniard scored but knows his side will not be mathematically safe if the score stays the same."

  149. 16:37: 
    Breaking team news- Man United v Norwich (17:30 BST)

    Juan Mata drops to the bench as interim manager Ryan Giggs makes six changes to the side that lost to Everton.

    Manchester United starting XI: De Gea; Jones, Vidic (c), Ferdinand, Evra; Valencia, Carrick, Cleverley, Kagawa; Welbeck, Rooney.

  150. 16:35: 
    Wigan 0-2 Blackpool

    BBC Sport's Michael Emons at the DW Stadium: "Blackpool's caretaker player-manager Barry Ferguson looks the calmest man at the DW Stadium as his side double their lead against Wigan, who are wasting their chance to secure a play-off place.

    "Stephen Dobbie sends a sea of Tangerine shirts behind the goal into delight as he slots the ball past Ali Al Habsi after Andy Keogh's pull-back had eluded a number of home defenders.

    "Blackpool had not scored twice in a match since 30 November and Ferguson tells his team to concentrate and remain focused. They will move out of the bottom three if they listen to their boss."

  151. 16:34: 
    CLOSE!- West Brom 1-0 West Ham

    So, so close for West Ham! Andy Carroll scuds against the crossbar after meeting Stewart Downing's corner flush with his forehead. At the other end, an unsighted Adrian makes a good save to parry clear a Saido Berahino shot which skipped off the turf and scuttled towards the bottom corner.

    Andy Carroll of West Ham reacts after missing a header
  152. 16:32: 
    GOAL- Fulham 2-1 Hull - Nikica Jelavic (75 mins)

    Squeaky-bum time now for Fulham. In a desperate, sliding attempt to cut out Sone Aluko's throughball, Sascha Reither sends the ball looping towards his own goal. David Stockdale backpedals to push the ball onto the bar, but Nikica Jelavic is on hand to nod in the rebound.

    Nikica Jelavic scores his side's first goal
  153. 16:30: 
    Fulham 2-0 Hull

    BBC Radio 5 live summariser Kevin Keen at Craven Cottage: "You never know at the bottom of the Premier League but I can only see Fulham going on and winning. I don't see Hull scoring a goal."

  154. 16:30: 
    Fulham 2-0 Hull

    Fulham have kept pushing for a third, but they might have a problem here. Having used all their substitutes, Jonny Heitinga is forced back into the fray after taking a knock on his leg. He doesn't look the full ticket. Maybe he'll run it off.

  155. 16:30: 
    GOAL- Swansea 3-1 Aston Villa - Pablo Hernandez (73 mins)

    Pablo Hernandez is the calmest person in south Wales this afternoon as he calmly extends Swansea's lead and heaps further pressure on Aston Villa. The gifted Spaniard is picked out at the far post by that man Jonjo Shelvey, he takes a touch around his marker then curls a shot into the back of the net. Justification for switching flanks.

    Pablo Hernandez of Swansea City celebrates scoring their third goal
  156. 16:28: 
    Stoke 0-1 Tottenham

    Stoke are getting closer. After Marko Arnautovic butchers a good opening where he had options either side and opted to shoot, the former Inter Milan man's cross is headed just wide by Steven Nzonzi.

    Tim Sherwood has taken Danny Rose out of the firing line, bringing on Zeki Fryers.

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    Joe: Villa could definitely get dragged into this now. A lot of teams down the bottom are on form, yet they simply are not.

    Adam: Do Shelvey or Delph go to the World Cup ahead of Gerrard, Henderson, Wilshere, Lampard, Barkley, Carrick, Lallana or the Ox? No chance.

  158. 16:27: 
    Swansea 2-1 Aston Villa

    Swansea's Pablo Hernandez is beginning to influence the game as he twice gets in behind the Aston Villa left-back and puts in teasing crosses which are cleared by the increasingly-desperate Villa defenders.

  159. 16:25: 
    Football League update

    Barnsley had a brief a lifeline in their battle against relegation from the Championship, after taken a 1-0 lead at Middlesbrough but Lee Tomlin's leveller means they are down as things stand. Blackpool have gone 1-0 ahead against play-off chasing Wigan, and dumped Birmingham - who are 2-0 behind against Leeds - into the drop zone in the process.

    In League One, Peterborough's 3-2 lead at Shrewsbury will clinch a play-off place for Posh and relegate their hosts. Notts County still lead Swindon 1-0, meaning Tranmere are dragged in to the drop zone.

    Exeter could well be safe in League Two, they seem set to inflict a first defeat on Scunthorpe in 29 games under manager Russ Wilcox after taking a 2-0 lead. Wycombe and Bristol Rovers are 1-1 meaning Rover are currently in the drop zone.

  160. 16:25: 
    YELLOW CARD- Stoke 0-1 Tottenham

    There is certainly a bit of needle out there. Danny Rose, who the home fans feel made too much of the incident that saw Ryan Shawcross dismissed, is caught by a cheap-shot barge from Geoff Cameron. He bounces up and shoves the much-bigger Cameron in the chest to earn a booking.

  161. 16:25: 
    Swansea 2-1 Aston Villa

    BBC Sport's Rob Westall at the Liberty Stadium: "Didn't see much of Garry Monk or Paul Lambert on the edge of their technical areas during the first half. Perhaps that was the torrential downpours experienced here. Both bosses barking instructions to their players now. A nervous tension can be felt amongst the home supporters as Swansea look to hold onto their lead and secure a vital win."

    Manager Garry Monk of Swansea City gives instructions
  162. 16:24: 
    Wigan 0-1 Blackpool

    BBC Sport's Michael Emons at the DW Stadium: "It is party time for the Blackpool fans at the DW Stadium as, against the run of play, Andy Keogh has headed them in front.

    "Wigan dominated the first half and Martyn Waghorn had a penalty saved by Matt Gilks.

    "But Keogh got on the end of Isaiah Osbourne's cross to steer the ball past Ali Al Habsi. Nearly 4,000 Blackpool fans are chanting they are staying up and their side will move out of the bottom three of the Championship if they hold on to the win."

  163. 16:23: 

    We've a big goal in the Championship to tell you about...

  164. 16:23: 
    Stoke 0-1 Tottenham

    Stoke have coped well with the loss of Ryan Shawcross. Fuelled by their fans sense of injustice, they are pressing forward and Peter Odemwingie heads just over, not knowing he was offside.

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    Jamie: All those poor performances by Amorebieta this season forgotten by the massive importance of that goal! Come on you Whites!

  166. 16:21: 
    West Brom 1-0 West Ham

    Twice Stephane Sessegnon puts the ball on a plate for Saido Berahino and twice the young striker fluffs his lines. First he can't control the ball and then, at the second attempt, he fires straight at Adrian. It would be being kind to West Ham to say they are at sixes and sevens. Try threes and fours.

  167. 16:21: 
    Fulham 2-0 Hull

    Ashkan Dejagah has been a livewire presence down the left since he came on for Fulham. He wins another corner, but his side cannot make anything of the set-piece.

  168. 16:18: 
    West Brom 1-0 West Ham

    It's that time of the year when supporters get dressed up for the final away match of the season. You've seen the efforts of the Hartlepool fans [1602] and I've just caught glimpse of West Ham supporters wearing some terrible Hawaiian shirts. If you're at a game today in fancy dress, send in your pictures via #bbcfootball on Twitter.

    Former Aston Villa striker Dion Dublin on Final ScoreFulham 2-0 Hull

    "The three players who have come on are all guys who can go forward and make things happen. Bent, Dejagah and Richardson all have that little bit of something special other Fulham players do not.

    "What's happened now is that Hull have had to take a step back because Fulham are in the ascendency. It was a great ball from Richardson for the second but the beauty of the first goal is the run made by Riise, who makes the space for the shot."

    Darren Bent came on for Steve Sidwell just before Fulham's opener.

  170. 16:18: 
    As it stands- Fulham 2-0 Hull
    premier league table

    And here is the evidence Fulham fans.

  171. 16:18: 
    Swansea 2-1 Aston Villa

    Swansea striker Wilfried Bony is doing a great job of holding the ball up and bringing others into play - winning a free-kick in his own half by doing so, which ends with Jonjo Shelvey marauding forward and having a low shot turned around the post.

  172. 16:15: 
    GOAL- Fulham 2-0 Hull - Fernando Amorebieta (58 mins)

    And now they really believe. "We are staying up, we are staying up," is the chant around Craven Cottage as Fernando Amorebieta gets up highest to guide a home a glancing header from Kieran Richardson's cross. The Cottagers are out of the relegation zone as it stands.

    Fernando Amorebieta celebrates scoring his side's second goal
  173. 16:14: 
    West Brom 1-0 West Ham

    West Brom full-back Billy Jones tries his luck with a low shot but Adrian tips it around the corner. All West Brom.

  174. 16:12: 
    GOAL- Fulham 1-0 Hull - Ashkan Dejagah (55 mins)

    The quality of that goal might just match its importance. Ashkan Dejagah, who scored the winner at home to Newcastle earlier this month, uses the overlapping run of Sascha Riether to distract two Hull defenders before cutting inside and curling a pinpoint finish into the top corner from the edge of the area.

    Ashkan Dejagah scores a goal against Hull City
  175. 16:11: 
    West Brom 1-0 West Ham

    Stephane Sessegnon just doesn't score enough goals for a man with his undoubted talent. The little Benin winger turns Mark Noble inside out and flashes his shot just wide of Adrian's goal.

  176. 16:10: 
    Swansea 2-1 Aston Villa

    Swansea are putting Aston Villa under some sustained pressure early on in the second half and Paul Lambert is looking a tad agitated on the touchline. But, then again, he always does.

    Fulham 0-0 Hull

    BBC Radio 5 live summariser Kevin Keen at Craven Cottage: "I'm a little bit surprised that he (Magath) has taken off his two wide players, Holtby and Riise. Holtby is one of those players that can produce something out of nothing.

    "But the crowd is trying to lift Fulham and one goal would change the whole game."

  178. 16:09: 
    RED CARD- Stoke's Ryan Shawcross

    Ryan Shawcross is already on a yellow card when he brandishes his studs in a challenge with Danny Rose. It isn't pretty and the Tottenham man yelps in pain as he takes the impact on the shin. Andre Marriner has little choice but to dish out a second booking.

  179. 16:08: 
    Fulham 0-0 Hull

    Ashkan Dejagah and Kieran Richardson have hugged the touchlines to add a bit of width and it has certainly given Hull something to think about. Dejagah forces a corner as his cross deflects behind off a defender.

  180. 16:06: 
    West Brom 1-0 West Ham

    The sun has come out at The Hawthorns as the Baggies set about the visitors by utilising Morgan Amalfitano down the flanks. West Ham lump it clear and it comes straight back at them.

  181. 16:03: 

    And we are up and running in the second halves around the grounds.

  182. 16:03: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Fulham 0-0 Hull

    Changes afoot at Craven Cottage. Fulham bring on Kieran Richardson for Lewis Holtby and Ashkan Dejagah for John Arne Riise. Is that the tonic they need?

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    Scott: I don't get it, Shelvey scores one wonder goal and he should be on the plane? What about all his many shots off target?

    Sam: Liverpool made loss of £8m selling Shelvey and bringing in Joe Allen. Not sure that decision has been vindicated. What a goal.

  184. 16:02: 
    As it stands

    How Fulham, in particular, could do with a goal...

    Premier League
    Hartlepool Thunderbirds
    Hartlepool fans at Plymouth Argyle

    Hartlepool United post a picture on Twitter of fans who have travelled to Plymouth Argyle's Home Park dressed as Thunderbirds.

  186. 16:02: 
    Football League update

    Barnsley's Championship status is hanging by a thread as they are only drawing at Middlesbrough and other results are not going their way. Blackpool, who occupy the other relegation spot at the moment, are drawing at Wigan. But as things stand, the Latics would be assured of a play-off spot despite being held and missing a penalty.

    In League One Peterborough are set to secure the final play-off place as they are winning and the only side that can catch them, Swindon, are losing 1-0 to Notts County. That means Notts are currently out of the drop zone at the expense of Tranmere, who trail at Leyton Orient. Shrewsbury will be relegated unless they can turn around their 3-2 half-time deficit against Peterborough

    In League Two Craig Woodman's goal just before the break has given Exeter a shock lead over Scunthorpe. As things stand that goal would keep the Grecians up. But Fleetwood are being held so Scunthorpe and Rochdale would both be promoted. Torquay lead 2-0 but seem likely to be relegated. It's honours even in the big relegation tussle between Wycombe and Bristol Rovers, meaning Rovers are in the drop zone on goal difference.

  187. 15:58: 
    Fulham 0-0 Hull

    Fulham are yet to muster a shot on target. Felix Magath has Darren Bent on the bench if he thinks the former Tottenham and Villa man might bring some firepower to the party.

  188. 15:53: 
    Adam Clayton

    Huddersfield's Adam Clayton has staked his claim for beard of the year this afternoon, dying his in the colours of his team. It's not inspired his team-mates so far though - they are 1-0 down against Leicester.

  189. 15:48:  
    MOTD's Steve Wilson at The HawthornsHALF-TIME- West Brom 1-0 West Ham

    "At this stage of the season, three points makes so much of a difference than one does. And it's three that West Brom are looking for. West Ham have had plenty of opportunities but Saido Berahino's effort separates the sides."

  190. 15:47:  
    MOTD's Guy Mowbray at Britannia StadiumHALF-TIME- Stoke 0-1 Tottenham

    "Tottenham started well but then Stoke came back into it before Danny Rose put Spurs ahead. Stoke have some work to do to in search of a fifth straight home win, while Spurs are in good shape to end a run of six away games without a win."

  191. 15:47: 
    HALF-TIME- Swansea 2-1 Aston Villa

    BBC Sport's Rob Westall at the Liberty Stadium: "Jonjo Shelvey's wonder goal shortly after Gabriel Agbonlahor's equaliser has taken the wind out of Aston Villa's sails.

    "The home side took control of the game for the remainder of the half much to the joy of their fans. The rain has stopped but I wonder how much shelter Villa goalkeeper Brad Guzan will find in the Villa dressing room during the break after his misplaced clearance led to Shelvey's goal."

    Brad Guzan
  192. 15:47:  
    MOTD's Simon Brotherton at Craven CottageHALF-TIME- Fulham 0-0 Hull

    "It has been a flat atmosphere and a flat performances so far from Fulham in a game they really must win."

  193. 15:47: 
    Football League update

    After a quiet opening 25 minutes or so things are livening up at both ends of the Championship. Wigan, who will secure a play-off place with victory over Blackpool, have missed a penalty through Martyn Waghorn, while struggling Doncaster Rovers have taken the lead against another play-off chasing side Reading and Nottingham Forest are trailing Bournemouth.

    In League One lowly Colchester are 3-0 up against already-promoted Brentford thanks to three goals in 13 minutes.

    In League Two Fleetwood have taken the lead against Southend so could delay possible promotion celebrations for Rochdale, who are 2-0 up ahead against Cheltenham. At the other end Torquay are clinging on to their slim hopes of staying up, going 2-0 up at Mansfield.

  194. 15:47: 
    Fulham 0-0 Hull

    BBC Radio 5 live summariser Kevin Keen at Craven Cottage: " You talk about Felix Magath's approach being chess-like. At the moment Fulham are all a bit like pawns. They need a knight or a bishop, someone to provide a bit of spark."

  195. 15:46: 
    PENALTY APPEAL- Fulham 0-0 Hull

    Hearts in mouths around Craven Cottage. Hull striker Shane Long, almost through on goal, stumbles to the floor as Fernando Amorebieta goes shoulder to shoulder with him. All eyes on Lee Mason and the official keeps his arms jammed by his sides.

    Fernando Amorebieta and Hull City's Shane Long battle for the ball
  196. 15:46: 
    SUBSTITUTION- West Brom 1-0 West Ham

    Steven Reid's going to have to come off for West Brom, the full-back injuring his groin in making a sliding challenge in his own area. James Morrison is his replacement. Don't give the ball away, Saido!

  197. 15:43: 
    Stoke 0-1 Tottenham

    Charlie Adam has just further cemented his position as one of the most unpopular men in the Tottenham dressing room. The Stoke sub, whose previous against Spurs, including injuring Gareth Bale with a heavy challenge, led to talk of a pre-match handshake snub, barges into Emmanuel Adebayor as he warms up on the touchline. He claims he was the innocent party as Adebayor chased a ball to the hoardings. The away fans see it rather differently.

  198. 15:43: 
    West Brom 1-0 West Ham

    There's a few West Ham fans making their feelings known in the away end, as they unfurl a banner which reads 'Fat Sam out'. The manager just chews his gum a little more furiously.

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    Ash: I have said it all along, get Shelvey on that plane! The guy is class!

    Sameer: Jonjo Shelvey, what an amazing goal. Makes Rooney's volley look quite tame.

  200. 15:37: 
    Swansea 2-1 Aston Villa

    BBC Sport's Rob Westall at the Liberty Stadium: "Following his wonder goal, Swansea midfielder Jonjo Shelvey is being urged to shoot by the home supporters no matter where he receives the ball. Just like the weather it's been raining goals here, I just hope now the sun has come out the goalmouth action will not dry up."

    Jonjo Shelvey celebrates scoring a goal against Aston Villa
  201. 15:37: 
    Fulham 0-0 Hull

    After a bright start at Craven Cottage, Fulham have looked a little short-staffed through the centre with Hugo Rodallega and Lewis Holtby needing a few more options to take the attention of the Hull defence.

  202. 15:36: 
    Swansea 2-1 Aston Villa

    Swansea are rampant now and Wilfried Bony's stinging shot is well saved low down by Brad Guzan who, if he was a cartoon character, would still have stars circling around his head following that Jonjo Shevley strike. He looked shellshocked when it went in.

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    Jamie, Barnsley: All this chat about Liverpool competing because of no European football is a bit wide of the mark. What team last won the title with no European football? If it was such a pertinent point, why isn't it happening every year? It just belittles what has been a remarkable season.

    Paul, Southport: With all the high profile news about Hillsborough at the moment, the Bradford City fire 29 years ago must never be forgotten. Another 56 fans who did not come home from a football match.

  204. 15:34: 
    SUBSTITUTION- West Brom 1-0 West Ham

    Early substitution for West Ham. James Tomkins has been limping around for most of the first half and is finally replaced just after the half hour by James Collins.

  205. 15:32: 
    GOAL- Stoke 0-1 Tottenham - Danny Rose (33 mins)

    Emmanuel Adebayor is definitely one of those big men who can accurately be described as having a good touch. The Tottenham striker pokes the ball one side of Glenn Whelan and scampers past him on the other before standing up a fine cross to the back post. Danny Rose does it justice with a bullet header to put the visitors ahead.

    Danny Rose celebrates after scoring against Stoke City
  206. 15:31: 
    Jonjo Shelvey analysis- Swansea 2-1 Aston Villa

    BBC Radio 5 live summariser Kevin Keen at Craven Cottage: "Just a short word on Jonjo Shelvey at Swansea City - he is a fantastic young English player, I really think he has been overlooked a little bit. I worked with him at Liverpool and he has great ability. I do think he should get a little bit more mention in terms of Roy Hodgson's England squad."

  207. 15:31: 
    Championship update

    BBC Sport's Michael Emons at the DW Stadium: "The Blackpool fans at Wigan have been fantastic so far, chanting and clapping to a drum beat as if they were a lower league side playing at a Premier League team in an FA Cup tie to create a lively atmosphere at the DW Stadium.

    "The away supporters have reason to celebrate in the 19th minute as goalkeeper Matt Gilks produces a stunning one-handed save to deny Martyn Waghorn's powerfully struck penalty after Shaun Maloney had been fouled in the area by Tony McMahon."

  208. 15:30: 
    West Brom 1-0 West Ham

    West Ham are having the better chances here and Guy Demel's close-range, angled shot is well saved by Ben Foster. West Brom charge up the other end and Graham Dorrans drags a daisy-cutter wide.

  209. 15:30: 
    Championship update

    Nothing of note so far in the Championship although Ipswich Town are no longer chasing the play-offs after defeat in the early kick-off at Burnley. In League One Notts County's chances of avoiding the drop have been greatly boosted by skipper Alan Sheehan's goal against play-off hopefuls Swindon. That means Peterborough will make the play-offs with a draw, and they winning 3-1 up against Shrewsbury anyway.

    In League Two Lee Brown's superb free-kick put Bristol Rovers ahead in the relegation tussle with Wycombe Wanderers and although the hosts have drawn level they remain in the drop zone. Another club in relegation trouble, Northampton are 2-0 up away against Dagenham & Redbridge.

  210. 15:28: 
    CLOSE!- Stoke 0-0 Tottenham

    Close him down! The Tottenham defence dither as Stephen Ireland gets his head up 20 yards out and almost pay the price as the former Manchester City man pings a curling effort a couple of feet wide.

  211. 15:27: 
    Fulham 0-0 Hull

    Fulham goalkeeper David Stockdale claims a cross from Ahmed Elmohamady and there are not any Hull players getting up in his grill to make it difficult. Hull have not created anything so far. They may be six points clear of the drop, but the Tigers run-in is not a coast home for the summer.

    Villa away, Manchester United away, and then Everton at home.

  212. 15:25: 
    GOAL- Swansea 2-1 Aston Villa - Jonjo Shelvey (26 mins)

    Step aside Wayne Rooney, I think Jonjo Shelvey has just eclipsed you. The Swansea midfielder scores a goal of the season contender when he controls a clearance in the centre circle, looks up and then in the same motion volleys a dipping shot over a desperate, back-tracking Brad Guzan.

    Guzan reacts after Swansea City's Jonjo Shelvey scores his side's second goal
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    Edward: Can't believe I'm saying this but Spurs have missed Dawson! He's looking like a rock at the back!

  214. 15:22: 
    GOAL- Swansea 1-1 Aston Villa - Gabriel Agbonlahor (22 mins)

    Aston Villa are back on level terms in emphatic fashion as Marc Albrighton whips in a cross from the right and Gabriel Agbonlahor nips in front of Jordi Amat to level the scores from six yards out. This match could be one of those which finishes 4-3.

  215. 15:21: 
    Stoke 0-0 Tottenham

    Stoke are beginning to get on the ball a bit more after being pinned back in the opening stages at the Britannia Stadium. They have got a couple of decent targets in the box, but Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris gets his mitts on the ball above Peter Crouch as they compete for Steven Nzonzi's header back across goal.

    Steven N'Zonzi has a shot blocked by Tottenham Hotspur"s Michael Dawson
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    Marc: As a Chelsea fan I wouldn't mind having a striker like Wilfried Bony, he's having a great first season in the Premier League.

    Roger: Get Cork and Clyne on the plane to Brazil with Lallana, Lambert and Shaw!

    James: All this talk of taking every Englishman who plays for Southampton. Remember they're eighth and no way near the top four.

  217. 15:19: 
    GREAT SAVE!- West Brom 1-0 West Ham

    West Ham are still having plenty of chances at The Hawthorns, with Andy Carroll showing fine technique to drill Stewart Downing's back-stick cross back into the mixer but it evades Kevin Nolan and is put out of play. Moments later, Ben Foster makes a stunning one-handed save to stop Carroll's header creeping in at the near post. The Hammers are banging on the door.

  218. 15:18: 
    Analysis- Fulham 0-0 Hull

    BBC Radio 5 live summariser Kevin Keen at Craven Cottage: "A dreadful dreadful dive, it's just come at Hull's best spell of the game. Ahmed Elmohamady's got in on the right a couple of times and has a wonderful right foot but blotted his copy book with something Tom Daley would have been proud of."

    Listen to full match commentary on BBC Radio 5 live

  219. 15:18: 
    YELLOW CARD- Fulham 0-0 Hull

    Hull's Ahmed Elmohamady gets a yellow card that his attempt to con Lee Mason deserves. The Egyptian belly-flopped to the floor as he went past Fernando Amorebieta, but wasn't fooling anyone.

  220. 15:14: 
    Analysis- Fulham 0-0 Hull

    BBC Radio 5 live summariser Kevin Keen at Craven Cottage: "Super play, Lewis Holtby was involved in the build-up and Fulham need to get him involved more. But Hugo Rodallega should have done better with that one."

  221. 15:14: 
    CLOSE!- Fulham 0-0 Hull

    A stud's length. That is all that separates Hugo Rodallega from the opener at Craven Cottage. The Fulham striker cannot quite stretch to meet an inviting ball across the six-yard box.

    The Craven Cottage crowd have been given paper clappers to cheers their team on and they are getting plenty of use in the early stages.

  222. 15:13: 
    Swansea 1-0 Aston Villa

    Rob Westall at the Liberty Stadium: "Applause and chanting rings around the Liberty Stadium for former midfielder Ferrie Bodde who has been in an induced coma in hospital in Holland this week after developing pneumonia."

    Ferrie has today woken from his coma. His spokesman, Jeroen van Eijndhoven, said while Bodde remains poorly - he is "doing very well - and we expect him to make a full recovery".

  223. 15:11: 
    Fulham 0-0 Hull

    Fulham are pressing forward with John Arne Riise, freed up by the three-man defence of Fernando Armorebieta, Brede Hangeland and Jonny Heitinga, bombing on eagerly down the left.

  224. 15:10: 
    GOAL- West Brom 1-0 West Ham - Saido Berahino (11 mins)

    Sessegnon bursts through the centre of the West Ham defence and slides in Morgan Amalfitano, who is afforded enough time to ponder the issues of the day before skidding a ball across for Saido Berahino to convert.

    Saido Berahino celebrates scoring against West Ham
  225. 15:09: 
    GOAL- Swansea 1-0 Aston Villa - Wilfried Bony (10 mins)

    Lovely stuff from the Swans as Jonjo Shelvey plays a simple ball through the middle and picks out Wilfried Bony who calmly slots past Brad Guzan. Brilliant in its simplicity.

    Wilfried Bony shoots to score his team's opening goal
  226. 15:09: 
    Stoke 0-0 Tottenham

    Aaron Lennon's wayward cross almost sneaked inside the near post of a napping Asmir Begovic, but the Bosnian wakes up just in time to make up his ground and turn it out for a corner. Spurs on top.

  227. 15:08: 
    Analysis- Fulham 0-0 Hull

    BBC Radio 5 live summariser Kevin Keen at Craven Cottage: Fulham look really assured - they have got experience running throughout their team. I'm surprised they are in this position and they have come out with a calm assurance as if to say: 'We know we need to win this game but will go about it in the right way.'

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    We've been asking you to nominate candidates for the best own goal of all time.

    Demetris Poulakas on the BBC Sport Google+ page: Has to be Lauren for Arsenal Vs Man City in 2003. Chases down a long ball over the top, controls it and slots a lovely finish into the bottom corner. Shame it was in his own net!

    Gordon Hao: Surely we can't forget Gary Neville for England vs Croatia in the Euro 2008 qualifier? Neville passes the ball along the ground to Paul Robinson before it magically bounces up over his foot just as he goes to kick it, bobbling into the back of the net. Nail in the coffin for his England career.

  229. 15:07: 
    Stoke 0-0 Tottenham

    Ryan Shawcross is pointing fingers. He believes that Emmanuel Adebayor caught him in the face with a deliberate forearm and after a spell of treatment is telling everyone in earshot. Replays are inconclusive though.

  230. 15:07: 
    West Brom 0-0 West Ham

    Andy Carroll's up to his usual tricks - causing a nuisance in the penalty area and bringing a save out of Ben Foster with a low shot from six yards out.

    Andy Carroll of West Ham United is challenged by Jonas Olsson of West Bromwich Albion
  231. 15:06: 
    West Brom 0-0 West Ham

    Robust start to proceedings at the Hawthorns. Inside the opening 60 seconds, Jonas Olsson and Youssuf Mulumbu clatter into each other - leaving the latter requiring treatment - after being brushed aside by the hulking Andy Carroll.

  232. 15:05: 
    Stoke 0-0 Tottenham

    It looks like a sunny afternoon across most of the country. Certainly it is beating down in the Potteries where Tottenham have made the brighter start with Nacer Chadli shooting wide.

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    Kuntal: Teams like Liverpool and Everton had a small squad and benefited this season. Next season will be their acid tests.

    Chris: As good as Everton have looked (at times) this season, it's still going to be same old fifth, same old Europa League.

  234. 15:04: 
    Swansea 0-0 Aston Villa

    A touch of the jitters afflict Aston Villa goalkeeper Brad Guzan early on as he drops a high ball under pressure from Wilfried Bony, but he manages to cling on when the striker fails to direct his effort on goal.

  235. 15:02: 
    Fulham 0-0 Hull

    Steve Sidwell bustles into a hefty challenge to dispossess Hull's Tom Huddlestone before Scott Parker dumps another of the visitors on the deck. Fulham look up for this one. They need to be.

  236. 15:00: 

    Whistles are blown around the country. It's game on - where else would you rather be at 3pm on a Saturday?

  237. 15:00: 
    Player reaction- Southampton 2-0 Everton
    Adam Lallana

    Southampton playmaker Adam Lallana: "Everton are fighting for a Champions League spot so to win 2-0 is a great result.

    "I just want to enjoy my football. That's when I am at my happiest.

    "Playing in a youthful team like this I feel like one of the experienced players.

    "I am concentrating on the last two games and then I will sit down in the summer and see what happens.

    "We have top players, a top manager and a top team. If we can add to that in the transfer market and keep progressing I am sure we can compete (for European football)."

  238. 14:59: 
    West Brom v West Ham (15:00 BST)

    West Brom manager Pepe Mel is wearing a black armband today, in memory of his close friend and former Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova who died on Friday aged 45.

  239. 14:58: 
    Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    We've been asking you to nominate candidates for the best own goal of all time.

    Nick: Henning Berg was shot from a cannon at Upton Park in October 1996 to score the best diving header ever seen!

    Joe: Gary Neville/ Paul Robinson for England?

    Matthew: Best own goal ever - Paulo Vernazza, Gillingham vs Rotherham, 2004.

  240. 14:58: 
    Text us on 81111- Southampton 2-0 Everton

    Dave: If somebody had offered me 2-0, Alcaraz and Coleman scorers, before kick off I'd have taken it gladly! Funny old game.

    A dejected James McCarthy of Everton
  241. 14:58: 
    Valley Parade remembers
    Valley Parade floral tribute in 1985

    Bradford City are marking the 29th anniversary of the Valley Parade fire today.

    Fifty-six fans died in 1985 when a stray cigarette butt started a fire beneath the wooden main stand during the first half of the game against Lincoln City.

    As they have done every year since, the club will hold a minute's silence at the last home game of the season - which is against Crawley this year.

    There will also be a presentation to Professor Sharpe, the surgeon who was in charge of helping the injured and developed new techniques to help tend the wounded in aftermath.

  242. 14:57: 
    Wigan v Blackpool (15:00 GMT)

    BBC Sport's Michael Emons at the DW Stadium: "You can forgive Blackpool fans if they have some envious glances in Wigan's direction and wonder what might have been after a disappointing season that had promised so much.

    "Top after six games and fourth at the end of November, the Tangerines hoped to return to the top flight but a run of only two wins in 27 league matches has seen them plummet to 22nd in the table with only two games left to save themselves from relegation to League One.

    "Wigan, meanwhile, are fifth and a win today would guarantee their place in the play-offs as they look to make an instant return to the Premier League."

  243. 14:57: 
    Conference preview

    Gateshead need just a point to be sure of the final remaining play-off place, while Braintree have to win to have any chance. Hereford, Chester and Aldershot are all in danger of relegation on the last day of the regular season.

  244. 14:57: 
    League Two preview

    Scunthorpe can up if they beat Exeter - or if Fleetwood fail to win. The Iron will also be playing League One football next season if Fleetwood win and Chesterfield lose as those teams play each other on the final day of the season.

    The second-placed Spireites will go up if they can better Fleetwood's result while Rochdale are level on points with the Cod Army and can also be promoted if other results go their way.

    Southend and York are in the play-offs if they win and whatever their results, they are assured of a place if Oxford fail to win.

    Torquay are relegated if they don't beat Mansfield but are five points from safety and may go down with a win anyway - while two of their relegation rivals, Wycombe and Bristol Rovers, meet at Adams Park.

  245. 14:56: 
    League One preview

    Peterborough will be certain of a play-off place if they beat struggling Shrewsbury. But, as long as they match Swindon's result, they will join Rotherham, Preston and Leyton Orient in the play-offs. Swindon face another of the many relegation-threatened sides in Notts County.

    It's complicated at the bottom. Shrewsbury must beat Posh to have any chance of staying up, but are six points from safety and appear doomed even if they win. Notts could also go down today if they lose and Crewe, Tranmere and Colchester all win. Carlisle are just below Notts, but have a game in hand so cannot be relegated.

  246. 14:56: 
    Championship preview

    Wigan will book their place in the play-offs alongside Derby and QPR with a win over lowly Blackpool but, following Ipswich's defeat at Burnley, a draw could also be enough if Reading lose. The Latics have three games left and seem likely to secure the third play-off place, leaving Brighton, Reading, Nottingham Forest and Blackburn all chasing the final spot.

    At the other end Barnsley will be relegated if they lose against Middlesbrough, while a draw will leave them on the brink and needing a 13-goal swing in goal difference in their final game.

  247. 14:56: 

    Plenty of ups and downs to be decided throughout the Football League...

  248. 14:56: 
    West Brom v West Ham (15:00 BST)
    Sam Allardyce

    West Ham manager Sam Allardyce, whose side play Tottenham and Manchester City next and are seven points clear of the drop: "We might not need any more points but it's important to get at least one today. You can't afford to lose to a team below you, even with so few games to go."

  249. 14:53: 
    LINE-UPS- West Brom v West Ham (15:00 BST)

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

    West Ham: Adrian, Demel, Tomkins, Reid, McCartney, Diame, Noble, Jarvis, Nolan, Downing, Carroll. Subs: Armero, Vaz Te, Collins, Jaaskelainen, Carlton Cole, Joe Cole, Nocerino.

    Referee: Mike Dean (Wirral)

  250. 14:52: 
    West Brom v West Ham (15:00 BST)

    West Brom make two changes to the side that lost at Manchester City on Easter Monday. Steven Reid and Saido Berahino return to the XI in place of Liam Ridgewell and Matej Vydra as Pepe Mel shuffles his pack in search of the first home win of his tenure.

    Sam Allardyce, meanwhile, makes just one alteration to the West Ham team beaten at home by Crystal Palace last weekend. Guy Demel is restored to the defence in favour of Pablo Armero.

    Pepe Mel, manager of West Bromwich Albion, sits ahead of kick off
  251. 14:51: 
    LINE-UPS- Swansea v Aston Villa (15:00 BST)

    Swansea: Vorm, Rangel, Amat, Williams, Ben Davies, Britton, Shelvey, Routledge, de Guzman, Hernandez, Bony. Subs: Taylor, Dyer, Tremmel, Vazquez, Bartley, Fulton, Emnes.

    Aston Villa: Guzan, Bacuna, Vlaar, Baker, Bertrand, El Ahmadi, Westwood, Delph, Albrighton, Agbonlahor, Weimann. Subs: Clark, Steer, Sylla, Tonev, Holt, Lowton, Robinson.

    Referee: Mark Clattenburg (Tyne & Wear)

  252. 14:50: 
    Swansea v Aston Villa (15:00 BST)

    Swansea manager Garry Monk makes no changes to the side that started the 2-1 win at Newcastle last weekend but Alvaro Vasquez replaces David Ngog on the bench.

    Aston Villa counterpart Paul Lambert makes no changes to the Villa team that drew 0-0 at home with Southampton.

    Aston Villa players arrive ahead of the Barclays Premier League match between Swansea City and Aston Villa
  253. 14:49: 
    LINE-UPS- Stoke v Tottenham (15:00 BST)

    Stoke: Begovic, Cameron, Shawcross, Wilson, Muniesa, Whelan, Nzonzi, Odemwingie, Ireland, Arnautovic, Crouch. Subs: Pieters, Palacios, Adam, Walters, Assaidi, Wilkinson, Sorensen.

    Spurs: Lloris, Naughton, Kaboul, Dawson, Rose, Lennon, Chadli, Paulinho, Eriksen, Kane, Adebayor. Subs: Soldado, Townsend, Sigurdsson, Friedel, Sandro, Fryers, Bentaleb.

    Referee: Andre Marriner (W Midlands)

  254. 14:48: 
    Stoke v Tottenham (15:00 BST)

    Stoke boss Mark Hughes makes one change from the draw at Cardiff last time out as defender Marc Muniesa comes in for Erik Pieters, who is on the bench.

    Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood also makes just one change following the win over Fulham as centre-back Michael Dawson replaces Ezekiel Fryers.

  255. 14:47: 
    Fulham v Hull (15:00 BST)
    Felix Magath

    Fulham manager Felix Magath has left no-one in any doubts about his tactics. Not that surprising, though, as his side probably needs to beat Hull if they are going to stay up.

    "We are at home, it's an important game and we will be attacking," said Magath.

  256. 14:45: 
    LINE-UPS- Fulham v Hull (15:00 BST)

    Fulham: Stockdale, Heitinga, Hangeland, Amorebieta, Riether, Parker, Diarra, Sidwell, Riise, Holtby, Rodallega. Subs: Stekelenburg, Kasami, Richardson, Dejagah, Woodrow, Roberts, Bent.

    Hull: Harper, Chester, Bruce, Davies, Rosenior, Livermore, Huddlestone, Meyler, Elmohamady, Long, Jelavic. Subs: Koren, Fryatt, Jakupovic, Boyd, Sagbo, Aluko, Quinn.

    Referee: Lee Mason (Lancashire)

  257. 14:45: 
    Fulham v Hull (15:00 BST)

    Fulham welcome back Lewis Holtby, Mahamadou Diarra and Sascha Riether as they look for a third win in four games at Craven Cottage to keep alive their survival hopes.

    Kieran Richardson is also back on the bench after he missed last weekend's defeat at Tottenham.

    Hull make one change against Fulham with defender Alex Bruce coming in for George Boyd with the Tigers obviously looking to keep it tight at Craven Cottage.

  258. 14:44: 

    Right, time to tour the 15:00 BST kick-offs and see what we can expect. West Brom and Fulham will both see their games as a prime opportunity to move away from the dreaded drop.

    Analysis- Southampton 2-0 Everton

    BBC Radio 5 live summariser Mark McGhee at St Mary's Stadium: "Arsenal still have work to do and Roberto Martinez will be hoping they slip up again before the end of this season. It's disappointing for Everton but Southampton played well and deserved the win. Wanyama bossed it in the middle of the park, and Adam Lallana and Nathaniel Clyne were both excellent."

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    Luke: As good as Everton have been this season, a Champions League place would have been wasted on them with the size of their squad.

  261. 14:42: 

    Cheers Marc, while a sweaty Adam Lallana and Nathaniel Clyne do some post-match yibber-yabber let's take a quick look at how that results leaves the upper reaches of the Premier League.

    Premier League

    Arsenal play Newcastle on Monday and could their lead over Everton in the race for fourth spot to four points.

  262. 14:37: 
    Southampton 2-0 Everton

    So, the Saints go marching on. As does our Saturday live text, with Mike Henson joining me in the chair for the four 3pm kick-offs...

  263. 14:36: 
    FULL-TIME- Southampton 2-0 Everton

    It's all over, and Southampton equal their record for the number of points won in a Premier League season.

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    Matthew: Don't know how Franck Queudrue hasn't been mentioned for best own goal. 40-yard volley over his own keeper's head.

    Sam: Pascal Cygan scored a phenomenal own goal against Blackburn, tried to clear it but sliced it over David Seaman! A great lobbed effort.

    Will: Surely Jon Walters' double own goal and missed penalty against Chelsea is worth a mention if only for quantity not quality.

  265. 14:34: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Southampton 2-0 Everton

    Some late changes to tell you about - Everton have sent on England under-20 international Luke Garbutt for his Premier League debut, in place of Leighton Baines. For Southampton, Guly do Prado is on for Steven Davis. Three minutes of stoppage time to go.

  266. 14:32: 
    Southampton 2-0 Everton

    The flame-haired, thick set Harrison Reed shows his potential with some neat wingplay on the right which sees him skip past Antolin Alcaraz but overrun the ball before he can get the ball into the box.

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    Usama: Looking at how Shaw goes forward it is obvious that he won't be a left-back in two or three years time.

    Adam: An ageing Carrick shouldn't go to the World Cup if Jack Cork is sat at home. Potential to be as good and way more mobile.

    Drew: Cork has been the best English player on the pitch today. The unsung hero of this Southampton side.

  268. 14:29: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Southampton 2-0 Everton

    St Mary's rises as one to applaud Adam Lallana from the pitch, with the playmaker replaced by teenager Harrison Reed. Another one from the excellent academy down there on the South Coast.

  269. 14:27: 
    FINAL FIVE- Southampton 2-0 Everton

    Everton have approximately 300 seconds to turn this match around. Or five minutes.

  270. 14:27: 
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    Chris Channon on the BBC Sport Google+ page: Has to be Noel Blake for Pompey v Wimbledon. Scored direct from own kick-off directly after conceding a goal. Didn't see Alan Knight still down injured.

  271. 14:25: 
    PENALTY APPEAL- Southampton 2-0 Everton

    Everton could, and possibly should, have been awarded a penalty earlier in the second half and they have another good shout turned down when Dejan Lovren wrestles the hard-working Steven Naismith to the floor.

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    We've been asking you to nominate candidates for the best own goal of all time.

    Craig, Bath: Best own goal definitely Jamie Pollock for City. Calmly chipping round an attacker before lofting the keeper with a perfect header. Style, etiquette, grace, quintessential Pollock.

    Derek, East Kilbride: During Graeme Souness' time at Rangers the top scorer against us was Terry Butcher, with about eight own goals in five years. At least two were unstoppable headers from outside the box. In one cup tie against Raith Rovers he scored an own goal, then minutes later hit a screamer from 40 yards into the top corner to redeem himself.

    James: Own goals? Surely John Arne Riise's in the 95th minute of a Champions League semi-final. Has he grown a right foot yet?

  273. 14:19: 
    Breaking team news- Swansea v Aston Villa (15:00 BST)

    Rob Westall at the Liberty Stadium: "The heavens have opened and the rain is lashing down with a great deal of force here at the Liberty Stadium.

    "Swansea and Aston Villa have just revealed which players will be braving the elements from kick-off.

    "Garry Monk makes no changes to the side that started the 2-1 win at Newcastle last weekend but Alvaro Vasquez replaces David Ngog on the bench, while Paul Lambert makes no changes to the Villa team that drew 0-0 at home with Southampton."

  274. 14:19: 
    FULL-TIME- Burnley 1-0 Ipswich

    And then there were seven ... Ipswich's failure to win at Burnley means they drop of the race for promotion, leaving seven teams squabbling over the final two Championship play-off places. Mick McCarthy's side huffed and puffed but never really threatened to blow Burnley's Turf Moor house down, even after falling behind to Michael Kightly's 54th-minute goal. Instead, Sean Dyche's Premier League-bound team recorded a 26th victory in 45 league games.

  275. 14:18: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Southampton 2-0 Everton

    Southampton don't have a running track around the outskirts of their pitch - just a conveyer belt of young talent. Sam Gallagher off, James Ward-Prowse on.

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    Ben: I still remember John Arne Riise's goal against Southampton in 2002. It was a fantastic header, shame it was in the wrong goal!

    Andrew: Aston Villa's Nathan Baker scored a cracking own goal against Reading last season.

    Max: Best own goal? Gareth Bale vs Liverpool. Lennon clears the ball from the line, smashes it in Bale's face and back into the net.

    PENALTY APPEAL- Southampton 2-0 Everton

    I've lost count of the number of times that Southampton have appealed for handball against John Stones this afternoon. This time it's Adam Lallana's shot which appears to strike the youngster at close range. Play on, waves the referee.

  278. 14:15: 
    Breaking team news- Stoke v Tottenham (15:00 BST)

    Stoke make one change with Marc Muniesa coming in for defender Erik Pieters.

    Stoke starting XI: Begovic; Cameron, Wilson, Shawcross, Muniesa; Arnautovic, Whelan, Nzonzi, Odemwingie; Ireland; Crouch

    Tottenham's defensive injury crisis begins to ease with Michael Dawson back to relieve makeshift centre back Ezekiel Fryers.

    Tottenham starting XI: Lloris; Naughton, Dawson, Kaboul, Rose; Lennon, Chadli, Paulinho, Eriksen; Adebayor, Kane

  279. 14:13: 
    Southampton 2-0 Everton

    There's definite similarities in the way Liverpool and Southampton press the ball - the way they try and win it back within five seconds and, if they fail to do so, wait for trigger points to pressurise again. It's certainly rattled Everton today, who look frustrated that they are being constantly placed on the back foot.

  280. 14:11: 
    Breaking team news- Fulham v Hull (15:00 BST)

    Fulham have Hugo Rodallega up front with Lewis Holtby just behind.

    Fulham starting XI: Stockdale; Heitinga, Hangeland, Amorebieta, Riise; Riether, Parker, Sidwell, Diarra, Holtby; Rodallega

    Hull make one change against Fulham with defender Alex Bruce coming in for George Boyd with the Tigers obviously looking to keep it tight at Craven Cottage.

    Hull City starting XI: Harper, Rosenior, Bruce, Chester, Davies, Meyler, Huddlestone, Livermore, Jelavic, Long, Elmohamady.

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    Fintolini: All the hype about Martinez and Everton are going to end up in the Europa League, like they always do.

    Andrew: Ross Barkley's World Cup hopes have taken a big blow after this afternoon's poor performance. He's in terrible form at present.

    Conor: Moyes recognizing the support of the real United fans [1347]. We were patient. The board were not.

  282. 14:08: 
    Breaking team news- West Brom v West Ham (15:00 BST)

    Saido Berahino starts up front for West Brom with Stephane Sessegnon for support.

    West Brom starting XI: Foster, Reid, Dawson, Olsson, Jones, Amalfitano, Mulumbu, Dorrans, Brunt, Sessegnon, Berahino

    West Ham include Guy Demel ahead with Pablo Armero dropping to the bench.

    West Ham starting XI: Adrian, Demel, Tomkins, Reid, McCartney, Nolan, Noble, Diame, Jarvis, Carroll, Downing

  283. 14:08: 
    Southampton 2-0 Everton

    Everton appear galvanised and Romelu Lukaku should do better when he heads straight at Artur Boruc from 12 yards out. The Belgian has not been at his clinical best this afternoon.

  284. 14:07: 
    Analysis- Southampton 2-0 Everton

    BBC Radio 5 live summariser Mark McGhee at St Mary's Stadium: "For me it was a penalty, maybe Osman collapsed a little early but the defender did not get any of the ball. I thought Everton had got their chance but the referee was straight to it and clearly thought it was a dive."

  285. 14:06: 
    YELLOW CARD- Southampton 2-0 Everton

    Big, big call from referee Michael Oliver as he books Leon Osman for diving after the Everton midfielder goes down in the penalty box under Dejan Lovren's challenge. Everton will be disappointed they didn't get a penalty kick there.

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    We've been asking you to nominate candidates for the best own goal of all time.

    Venki: How can anyone forget the Kolo Toure goal against Fulham and how he blames the pitch?

    Brad: Olof Mellberg's throw in own goal against Birmingham is worth a shout. Hilarious.

    Tom: Wayne Hatswell for Forest Green v Kidderminster. Five yards out, unchallenged, tried to find row Z and put it in the top corner.

  287. 14:03: 
    HITS THE WOODWORK- Southampton 2-0 Everton

    Lifelong Liverpool fan Rickie Lambert would love a goal this afternoon, and he almost gets one with a low, curling free-kick which hits the base of the post. Roy's watching today. Is Rickie on the plane yet?

  288. 14:01: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Southampton 2-0 Everton

    Everton have to change something, and they do so by sending on Tyrone Dobbs, I mean Aiden McGeady, for Gerard Deulofeu.

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    We've been asking you to nominate candidates for the best own goal of all time.

    John: Djimi Traore versus Burnley in the FA Cup third round. I honestly have no idea what was going through his head when he scored it.

    Mark: It's a toss up between Chris Brass kicking it in off his own face or Traore's breakdancing backheel.

    James: Look no further than Lee Dixon v Ipswich and Ronnie Whelan v Man Utd, both wonderful chips.

  290. 13:59: 
    Southampton 2-0 Everton

    Everton's early second-half improvement seems a long time ago now as Southampton reassert their authority with relentless possession which ends with Adam Lallana cutting into the box and firing a shot over the bar.

  291. 13:56: 
    Southampton 2-0 Everton

    Jack Cork hasn't scored in 108 games for Southampton, and now I can see why as he makes a total hash of Adam Lallana's ball into the box. The midfielder might not be full of goals, but he's certainly an unsung hero of this Southampton team.

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    Tom, Peterborough: Best own goal was Ronnie Whelan against Man Utd in 1990. Classic lob from outside the box. Lovely.

    Michael, Manchester: Best own goal debate has to have Chris Brass in there. Tried to hook the ball over his head but instead smashed it into his face and went in. Nearly broke his nose.

    Noel, Borehamwood: Best own goal ever was Mark Beevers against (for?) Watford. Beats his man, holds him off then half-volleys into the top corner. Stunning strike!

  293. 13:54: 

    We're loving your nominations for the best own goal of all time. Remember, in addition to the usual Twitter and text channels, you can also join in the debate via Google+ this afternoon. Get involved!

  294. 13:52: 
    Southampton 2-0 Everton

    There's more zip and nip about Everton's play in the second half. They are winning the 50-50s in midfield and beginning to load up attacks down the flanks.

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    Adam: Lee Dixon scored a beautiful own goal against Coventry for Arsenal - a 30 yard chip back in 1991.

    Ben: Best ever own goal is Frank Sinclair v Middlesbrough in 2001/02. Huge back pass into own net!

    James: Tony Popovic's cute little flick playing for Crystal Palace is easily the best own goal for me.

    Charlie: Best own goal ever - Carl Jenkinson of Arsenal versus Koln in a friendly in July 2011.

  296. 13:47: 
    KICK-OFF- Southampton 2-0 Everton

    The Everton players are sent out earlier than the Southampton lads for the second half. They've made a change too - replacing Ross Barkley with Leon Osman. We're back under way at St Mary's.

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    United We Stand fanzine editor Andy Mitten on Twitter: Got a text from David Moyes last night. It said: "Andy. Would you please let it be known how much I appreciated the support I got from the real United fans. They were incredible. I am sorry I couldn't give them the results they are all used to. Thanks."

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Last updated 26 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 36 21 69
No movement 6 Tottenham 36 3 66
No movement 7 Man Utd 35 20 60
No movement 8 Southampton 36 7 52
No movement 9 Newcastle 35 -15 46
No movement 10 Stoke 36 -11 44
No movement 11 Crystal Palace 35 -13 43
Moving up 12 Swansea 36 -1 39
Moving up 13 Hull 35 -9 37
Moving down 14 West Ham 36 -11 37
Moving up 15 West Brom 35 -12 36
Moving down 16 Aston Villa 35 -17 35
No movement 17 Norwich 36 -32 32
Moving up 18 Fulham 36 -42 31
Moving down 19 Cardiff 35 -34 30
No movement 20 Sunderland 34 -24 29

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