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Neil Johnston

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  1. Join the debate on the BBC Sport Facebook page

    Saturday reaction

    A late Danny Ings penalty rescued a point for Burnley, and denied Aston Villa a first win in nine matches on Saturday. Here is a selection of your comments in reaction, taken from the BBC Sport Facebook page.

    Patricia Gill: I think Aston Villa have been the unluckiest team in the Premier League so far and are due a bit of luck now. They keep meeting teams who they would be expected to beat when they are on a good run. West Ham, Southampton and Burnley for example. A lot of influential players are out injured as well but I feel the tide will turn on Tuesday night with the return of Christian Benteke, he was just getting back to form when the sending off happened. They are well capable of going on a run when they get the win under their belt.

    Aston Villa v Burnley

    Andrew Smith: Paul Lambert will be next out the door. Two and a half (nearly) seasons of utter garbage and he gets rewarded with a new contract! Equally as bizarre as Gabriel Agbonlahor getting the same.

    Ryan Mescall: Everyone keeps saying Lambert out but if he did get sacked, then who is out there to replace him?

  2. 'Joe Cole looks fit and strong'

    Burnley 1-1 Aston Villa

    Danny Murphy


    Aston Villa's Joe Cole

    "Joe Cole looked fit and strong and I'm so pleased for him because he's such a good lad, I've known him for years.

    "It's the first sign of him looking as strong as he did a couple of years back. He's been waiting for his chance for a while now.

    "He's looking sharp and Villa started the game really well, hopefully that will give him the platform to go on. You can build on a point. I think Burnley will be disappointed because they had some chances."

  3. Coming up on BBC TV

    MOTD2 Extra

    Right, you've got just 10 minutes to get yourself a brew before Match of the Day 2 Extra starts at 12:15 GMT on BBC One. Host Mark Chapman will be joined by former Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson, former England winger Trevor Sinclair and football writer Amy Lawrence.

    And of course later you can watch highlights of Sunday's games, as well as a look back at Saturday's, with Match of the Day 2. That's on BBC One from 22:30 GMT for viewers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and from 23:30 GMT for viewers in Scotland.

  4. 'Leicester have lost their way'

    QPR 3-2 Leicester

    Paul Ince


    "If you're not scoring goals at home and conceding two or three away it's a recipe for disaster.

    "Leicester manager Nigel Pearson will be thinking if you score two away you should be getting something. You've got to feel sorry for Leicester, it could have gone either way. They seem to have lost their way a bit."

  5. 'Terrible defending'

    QPR 3-2 Leicester

    Danny Murphy


    QPR v Leicester

    "There was no parking the bus. It was two committed teams both giving their all, terrible defending, some very good attacking but I've never seen Gary Lineker lose his temper so often.

    "They were all avoidable goals. All QPR's goals were quite simple, it was people switching off and losing concentration, a lot to work on for Nigel Pearson. Charlie Austin has scored seven in 12 for QPR and if that continues I think they'll be ok."

  6. Post update

    Southampton v Man City (13:30 GMT)

    Former Southampton striker Matt Le Tissier: Nice four mile jog with our dog this morning. Now off to St Mary's for a Champions League six pointer.

    Are you taking the dog, Matt?

  7. Sissoko 'silly' for red card

    West Ham 1-0 Newcastle

    Former England midfielder Danny Murphy


    Moussa Sissoko

    "Newcastle played ok. They've got some good players. The biggest disappointment for them was having Moussa Sissoko sent off. It was silly and he's been their best player for the last few weeks."

  8. West Ham 'immense'

    West Ham 1-0 Newcastle

    Former West Ham midfielder Paul Ince


    West Ham v Newcastle

    "From a defensive point of view I thought West Ham were absolutely immense. As much as the back four were outstanding you had Andy Carroll back defending too."

  9. On your bike

    Southampton v Man City (13:30 GMT)

    Southampton v Manchester City

    Manchester City have arrived at St Mary's Stadium for their lunchtime game with second-placed Southampton. But Manuel Pellegrini's players won't be allowed to warm up on bikes.

    Manchester City on Twitter: "OFF LIMITS: Uh-oh...hope we brought our own bikes today.

  10. Coming up

    BBC Radio 5 live

    BBC Radio 5 live begins its coverage of Sunday's football programme with updates from St Mary's where Southampton take on Manchester City at 13:30 GMT.

    That will be followed by full match commentary of the 16:00 kick-off between Tottenham v Everton.

    And later this evening you can have your say on the big football stories on 606 with Ian Wright and Kelly Cates, from 18:06.

  11. Arsenal in for McCarthy?

    West Brom 0-1 Arsenal

    Mail on Sunday

    Don't be surprised if Everton manager Roberto Martinez has banished all copies of the Mail on Sunday from the team hotel ahead of the game at Tottenham later. Arsenal are lining up a £16m move for Toffees midfielder James McCarthy, according to the paper.

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    Saturday reaction

    Steve Huish, Surbiton: For all this Manchester United rebuilding talk - questions should be asked. United have had huge, unparalleled success for 20 years and should have developed world class players from youth development. They have not. They've sold players like Danny Welbeck and spent about £220m in 12 months. I feel this should be mentioned.

    Manchester United moved up to fourth in the Premier League table with a 3-0 win at home to Hull on Saturday.

  13. 'Cattermole was terrific'

    Sunderland 0-0 Chelsea

    Danny Murphy


    "There were some terrific performances but Lee Cattermole was the pick of them. He was blocking, leading his team, all afternoon he was at it. He can play as well, he wasn't just whacking it forward. Seb Larsson and Jack Rodwell were brilliant with him as well. The more the game went on the better Sunderland got."

  14. 'Costa gets on people's nerves'

    Sunderland 0-0 Chelsea

    Paul Ince


    "I love Diego Costa. He's an old fashioned centre forward, he gets on people's nerves.

    "He has a little lash at John O'Shea by the letter of the law, and what we saw at Hull against Tottenham he should be off, but credit to O'Shea for not making too much of it."

  15. Join the debate

    Saturday reaction

    Chelsea v Sunderland

    Sunderland held Premier League leaders Chelsea to a goalless draw at the Stadium of Light on Saturday. Here is a selection of your comments in reaction, taken from the BBC Sport Facebook page.

    Curtis Nickle: Sunderland deserved the draw if not more. Great defensive and counter attacking play, they really did frustrate us, well played.

    Paul Higgins: Chelsea had loads of possession but never really hurt us. We looked more likely to score than them and Diego Costa could have been sent off twice.

    David Banda: I think Sunderland were tough, but Costa behaved like he is still in La Liga - I'm a Barcelona fan, I know how he behaves. Good game to Sunderland, it wasn't easy. Chelsea have good team this season.

  16. Mourinho on 'clever' booking

    Sunderland 0-0 Chelsea

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says striker Diego Costa's fifth booking of the season was a result of "clever" defending by Sunderland. The Premier League leaders failed to score for the first time this season as they drew 0-0 at the Stadium of Light.

    Costa was booked after catching Wes Brown in the face as the pair jumped for the ball and is suspended for Wednesday's match against Tottenham. "Brown is very experienced and he used his body," added Mourinho.

  17. What does your dressing room look like?

    Get Inspired

    With BBC Sport

    As part of a collaboration with Get Inspired, a BBC initiative that aims to increase participation in sport, this morning we'd like you to send in photos of your Sunday League dressing room.

    Chalgrove FC dressing room

    Craig Coles: Chalgrove FC changing rooms after yesterday's 2-2 draw.

    You can send your photos in using #getinspired on Twitter, or on the BBC Sport Facebook page.

  18. 'Steve Bruce won't hit the panic button'

    Man Utd 3-0 Hull

    Paul Ince


    Hull City

    "Hull boss Steve Bruce has got plenty of experience. It won't be a case of panicking just yet but he knows they have to start creating and scoring goals. He'll be disappointed with the performance, that's for sure."

  19. Toothless Tigers

    Man Utd 3-0 Hull

    And what of Hull City, now 17th after four straight league defeats and with matches against Everton and Chelsea on the horizon? Paul Ince is not impressed with what he saw from Steve Bruce's men.

  20. 'Man Utd improving'

    Man Utd 3-0 Hull

    Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Ince


    "Louis van Gaal said it would be a work in progress. He's had a nightmare with injuries, especially defensively. His ambition is to finish in the top four, he's not looking to win the league. They are slightly improving game by game."

  21. 'Van Persie getting back to his best'

    Man Utd 3-0 Hull

    Former England midfielder Danny Murphy


    Manchester United striker Robin Van Persie

    "Robin van Persie is on the way back. He wasn't perfect but showed glimpses of why he has been kept in the team. There were some brilliant connections with Wayne Rooney which we haven't seen recently. It was a wonderful strike from a player who has been struggling with confidence.

    "He's got immense quality, he's set his standards so high that when he falls short he gets criticised. There is still more to come."

  22. 'Van Persie can do better'

    Man Utd 3-0 Hull

    The Daily Star Sunday's back page says Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has told striker Robin van Persie that he can still do better despite scoring a wonderful goal in the easy 3-0 win over Hull City.

    It was Van Persie's first United goal for more than a month. Van Gaal's side have won their last three Premier League games - their best sequence since he took charge in the summer.

  23. Wenger unconcerned by criticism

    West Brom 0-1 Arsenal

    Arsenal fans

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says he is not concerned by criticism from a section of the club's supporters. The Gunners ended a run of nine years without a trophy by winning the FA Cup in May, but have not won the league since 2004 and are currently sixth.

    Fans at the 1-0 win over West Brom had a banner urging Wenger to resign. "We live in a society of total opinion but we live off not what we say but what we do and what we do is on the pitch," the 65-year-old Frenchman added.

  24. Post update

    West Brom 0-1 Arsenal

    Former England midfielder Danny Murphy


    Arsenal's Danny Welbeck and Oliver Giroud

    "This game showed Danny Welbeck and Olivier Giroud can play in the same team. Welbeck started on the left and didn't throw his toys out, he worked as hard as anybody, he did not stop making runs.

    "They mixed up their positions really well and in the second half it was Welbeck who made the difference. He wants to get himself a goal and what a leap it was. Desire and application is undeniable. The quality, which some people question, was there as well."

  25. Time to say goodbye, Arsene?

    West Brom 0-1 Arsenal

    Sunday Express

    His side have booked their place in the last 16 of the Champions League for the 17th successive season. But it appears some Arsenal fans are still keen for Arsene Wenger to call time on his 18 year reign at the club.

    The Sunday Express reports disgruntled fans unfurled a banner during Saturday's 1-0 win at West Brom stating 'Arsene - thanks for the memories but it's time to say goodbye'.

    The Gunners are 13 points behind leaders Chelsea despite victory at The Hawthorns.

  26. Post update

    Get Inspired

    With BBC Sport

    Children playing football

    Get Inspired is a BBC initiative aiming to encourage wider participation in sport.

    The Get Inspired website provides films, features and easy to follow guides, with hints and tips and practical advice on how to get involved in a wide variety of sports, regardless of your age, gender or ability.

    The website also has links to a network of governing bodies, clubs and events near you. So why not head over, enter your post code and get connected to a vast array of activities, all on your doorstep.

  27. What does your dressing room look like?

    Get Inspired

    With BBC Sport

    No heating. No room to swing a cat. And as for a shower that works.....

    BBC Sport and the Get Inspired project are after pictures of the state of Sunday League dressing rooms. Does your team even have one? Do you get changed in the car before you play? What does your dressing room look like?

    Tweet us your pictures using #getinspired text 81111 (UK only), or post a message on the BBC Facebook page.

  28. 'Strange game for Liverpool'

    Liverpool 1-0 Stoke

    Former Liverpool midfielder Danny Murphy


    "Stoke played well, especially in the first half, they kept the ball well. They lost Steve Sidwell which didn't help, losing his bite.

    "For Liverpool it was a strange game, they started quite lacklustre, there was a lack of energy and they were too deep. They did play in Europe midweek but they were slow. They didn't have Steven Gerrard dropping deep to get the ball. They were edgy which is understandable with recent results.

    "In the second half the pressing was much better, the passing much crisper, they were getting at Stoke and the urgency was much better. They got their rewards through a brave goal, Glen Johnson has been criticised quite heavily and I'm pleased for him. Overall they deserved it."

  29. 'Worst position being a keeper'

    Liverpool 1-0 Stoke

    Former Liverpool midfielder Paul Ince


    "Simon Mignolet has had a rough ride. It's the worst position for me in the world being a goalkeeper. He'll be pleased he's played so well and he'll think he is getting back to where he should be."

  30. Rodgers 'unaware' of Gerrard landmark

    Liverpool 1-0 Stoke

    Steven Gerrard
    Image caption: Warming....

    An oversight or a poor error? Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says he was unaware of the 16th anniversary of captain Steven Gerrard's debut when he left him out against Stoke. It was the first time Gerrard had not started a league match since New Year's Day, when he was injured.

    "I wasn't aware it was 16 years until I walked into the dressing room and saw the programme," Rodgers added after his side beat the Potters 1-0. "I felt quite bad but he's a wonderful man. He thinks about the team."

  31. Gerrard rested

    Liverpool 1-0 Stoke

    Former Liverpool midfielder Danny Murphy


    "I was at Liverpool when Steven made his debut and I can't believe it has been 16 years. But he's got to accept that now [not playing every game]. It might benefit him actually as we've seen with Frank Lampard."

    Ex-Liverpool midfielder Paul Ince added on MOTD: "You want to keep on playing so when you feel fit and you're not playing it kills you, Steven Gerrard wants to play every game, he doesn't want to sit on the bench.

  32. Gerrard to leave Liverpool?

    Mail on Sunday back page

    Time to get stuck into Sunday's back pages. Is Steven Gerrard leaving Liverpool? The Reds captain was dropped to the substitutes bench for Saturday's 1-0 win over Stoke City the 16th anniversary of his senior debut.

    The Mail on Sunday leads with mounting concern for 34-year-old Gerrard, who is out of contract in the summer. Discussions about a new deal, according to the paper, have stalled.

  33. What does your dressing room look like?

    Get Inspired

    With BBC Sport

    Dressing room

    It's Sunday. A day when thousands of amateur footballers take to the field and do their best impressions of Sergio Aguero, Jack Wilshere and David De Gea.

    One thing is certain. The dressing rooms at Southampton and Tottenham will be five star luxury compared to the wooden sheds many Sunday League players all over the UK will use.

    No heating, no room to swing a cat. And as for a shower that works...

    BBC Sport and the Get Inspired project are after pictures of the state of your dressing room. Does your team even have one? Do you get changed in the car before you play? What does your dressing room look like?

    Contact me using #getinspired text 81111 (UK only), or post a message on the BBC Sport Facebook page.

  34. Sunday's menu

    What a feast we have in store. We begin with a gentle appetiser as we look back at all of Saturday's top-flight action, peruse Sunday's back pages and find out the thoughts of the pundits.

    Then the main course. A mouth-watering second-versus-third showdown between surprise package Southampton and reigning champions Manchester City.

    Dessert is provided by the Premier League's Europa League representatives. It's Tottenham versus Everton at White Hart Lane. And who, I hear you ask, is providing the entertainment in-between. Well that, dear friends, will be you.

    Southampton v Man City (13:30 GMT)

    Tottenham v Everton (16:00 GMT)

  35. Wakey! Wakey!

    A goal feast it was not. Fifteen goals in eight Premier League games, it seems, was enough to send some into the land of nod.

    Arsenal's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

    But Saturday's Premier League programme did have it's usual share of thrills...

    Charlie Austin celebrates scoring for QPR against Leicester


    West Ham v Newcastle

    And controversy...

    Sunderland v Chelsea

    Will the final day of the 11th month of 2014 provide more talking well as flashpoints?

    One thing is certain. Sunday's programme is guaranteed to leave you wide awake.*

    * Unless your name is Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.