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Summary

  1. Hutton's first Villa goal
  2. Konchesky off after clash with Hutton
  3. Westwood stretchered off for Villa
  4. FT: West Ham 3-1 Swansea City
  5. Carroll - two headers and one assist

Live Reporting

By Gary Rose and Andy Cryer

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    A good day for the home sides in this afternoon's Premier League matches with West Ham beating Swansea at Upton Park before Aston Villa's victory over Leicester.

    The Hammers's win moves them into third in the Premier League but that won't last long with Southampton or Manchester United climbing above them after Monday's meeting on the south coast.

    A United victory puts them in third, while a draw or win for Southampton moves them into the top three.

    There will be live text commentary and audio on the BBC Sport website. Don't forget Match of the Day 2 at 22:30 this evening on BBC One either.

    For now though, we bid you farewell. Thanks for your company.

  2. Post update

    There is still plenty of live coverage on BBC Sport for you to keep across this evening.

    You can follow text commentary of the MLS Cup final between LA Galaxy and New England from 19:30 GMT, while there is a live text going on as we speak as Real Sociedad manager David Moyes looks to make it four matches without defeat in La Liga against Villareal.

    David Moyes
  3. Coming up on Match of the Day 2

    Mark Chapman

    BBC Sport

    "West Ham v Swansea then Aston Villa v Leicester on Match of the Day 2 at 22:30 GMT on BBC One. Plus goal of the month and yesterday's goals with former Aston Villa midfielder Thomas Hitzlsperger, Stoke City goalkeeper Asmir Begovic and former Wales striker John Hartson."

    Viewers in Scotland, you'll have to wait until the conclusion of Sportscene, at 23:15.

  4. Manager reaction

    Aston Villa 2-1 Leicester

    Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert, speaking to BBC Sport: "Have we turned the corner? You're never quite sure but we're on a little bit of a run. We went a goal down against the run of play but some of the football we played was fantastic. I'm not one for statistics but someone told me we had 72% of the play. We have got to try and get this massive football club up the table.

    On Ashley Westwood's injury: "We won't know more until tomorrow, he's having a scan tomorrow. Hopefully it's not too bad. He wouldn't go down unless it is serious."

    Paul Lambert
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    David, a Leicester fan, says: "Deep down, we are not good enough. This problem lies firmly at Nigel Pearson's door."

    Terry, also a Leicester fan, says: "I was hoping we'd finish fourth bottom, but the problem we've got is the manager."

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  6. Manager reaction

    Aston Villa 2-1 Leicester

    Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson to BBC Sport: "It's been another tough day for us in the sense that having gone a goal up, we conceded a really poor equaliser. Then after that it was a story of us not making the most of our own situations. The winning goal was disappointing in terms of awareness. It remains frustrating for us. The longer such a difficult run continues it makes it more difficult. We have got to keep ourselves going at the moment. We'll keep plugging away."

    On Konchesky's red card: "We have got conflicting stories as to what it was for. Initially we were led to believe it was for challenge which we find surprising. If it was for a coming together of heads I don't think Konchesky started it."

    Nigel Pearson
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    Gary Lineker

    BBC Sport

    "Yes, I've seen the Leicester result. Starting to think the Europa League will be beyond our reach."

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    Former England midfielder Jermaine Jenas

    BBC Sport

    "A lot of you Villa fans were on Alan Hutton's back a few years ago, are you happy with his performances this year? Gabby says player of the season."

  9. Premier League reaction on Twitter

    Aston Villa 2-1 Leicester

    Alan Hutton and Kieron Richardson

    Injured Aston Villa forward Andreas Weimann: Great three points! Good goals from Ciaran Clark and Hutts. Buzzing for them.

  10. Manager reaction

    Aston Villa 2-1 Leicester

    More from Leicester boss Nigel Pearson on Sky Sports:

    On his job security: "There is no point me worrying. Of course I am a proud man, I want to stay in charge but there is no point allowing those added pressure to affect how I am doing my job. We have the players we have, I still have a lot of belief in them and likewise they are behind the staff. Football remains a business in which margins are small and let us face it most, managers in this game and certainly this division have felt the heat in terms of pressure to get results.

    "I am being rational about the situation we are in and being prepared to continue to work through what is a difficult time. It is how you deal with adversity that probably is the most important thing and defining thing."

  11. Manager reaction

    Aston Villa 2-1 Leicester

    Leicester boss Nigel Pearson, speaking to Sky Sports: "It never rains it pours. A frustrating afternoon for us in the sense we took the lead, conceded a really sloppy equaliser and should do better. It remains very frustrating for us and the longer it goes on the harder it is but there you have it. We just have to get back to work again, get our recovery right and prepare for the next game."

    On the red card: "All I can say is that we have had an unclear reasons for it. We were initially led to believe it was for the challenge but I think now it is about clash of heads. Having seen it, if it is for the challenge, I am, not so sure it is a straight red, if it was for a coming together of heads I fully accept there is movement but it is counted against.

    Nigel Pearson
  12. An early bath - again

    Aston Villa 2-1 Leicester

    Leicester's Paul Konchesky is the fourth player to be sent off for four different Premier League teams, after Carlton Palmer (5), Andy Cole and Scott Parker (both 4).

    It really was a miserable day for Leicester all round.

  13. Player reaction

    Aston Villa 2-1 Leicester

    Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel, speaking to Sky Sports about whether the players are still behind the manager: "100%, no question about that."

  14. Player reaction

    Aston Villa 2-1 Leicester

    Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel, speaking to BBC Sport: "We were not ruthless enough, we went 1-0 up and let them off the hook and you cannot do that in the Premier League.

    "We need some luck but you make your own luck. We have to be more ruthless."

    Leicester defender Danny Simpson and goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel discuss tactics
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    Aston Villa 2-1 Leicester

    Scott Jackson: I've lost the faith with Leicester now. I think we're going down so I'm just going to try and enjoy our remaining time.

    Matthew Galaszia: Back-to-back Villa wins. Am I hallucinating?

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  16. Player reaction

    Aston Villa 2-1 Leicester

    Aston Villa's Gabby Agbonlahor, speaking to Sky Sports: "You have to win your home games in this league and I think the lads have done brilliantly today. Credit to Alan Hutton, he has been our player of the season so far and for him to get that goal, it will mean a lot to him.

    "The Premier League is a tough league but the fans were brilliant today and that is what we need."

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  18. Post update

    Aston Villa 2-1 Leicester

    Stats

    A lot of the play in the final third at Villa Park but, with Villa having almost 65% of possession, there can few arguments about the result.

  19. Player reaction

    Aston Villa 2-1 Leicester

    Aston Villa's Alan Hutton, speaking to Sky Sports: "It showed the character of the lads to come behind and we are happy with the three points. It was a great ball in, I took a decent touch and went for it. It is a massive win as I think that is now five games unbeaten.

    "There has been a lot of talk about us and how we had a bad run of form but it is five unbeaten now, 11th in the league and hopefully we can only look up now.

    "It was a tackle, these things happen, sometimes things get a little heated. A little bit but it is not my decision."

    Alan Hutton
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    Aston Villa 2-1 Leicester

    Darren, Birmingham: An awful season so far for Aston Villa yet they are just behind big spenders Liverpool and Tottenham. It's a strange league.

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  21. Stat attack

    Aston Villa 2-1 Leicester

    Aston Villa have become the 20th and final team to claim points from a losing position in the Premier League this season.

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    Aston Villa 2-1 Leicester

    Sushant Shetty: Did Leicester play with impostors against Manchester United? This team is light years apart from the one who dismantled them.

    Jack Grant: Good win. Kasper Schmeichel take a bow.

    Tom Sharpe: For all of Villa's woes, they are only three points off of eighth...

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  23. Post update

    Aston Villa 2-1 Leicester

    Table

    So what has that done to the Premier League table? Aston Villa are just one position away from the top 10, while Leicester remain rock bottom. Only four points between the Foxes and safety though.

  24. Post update

    Aston Villa 2-1 Leicester

    Former Liverpool defender Jim Beglin

    BBC Radio 5 live at Villa Park

    "A very big win for Aston Villa. The home side have got some momentum now and the return of Christian Benteke has given them a huge boost. Leicester were as plucky as ever, especially when they went down to 10 men, but they were always going to be up against it and for me Villa were worthy winners.

    "It's been combative but there has been a good spirit about it. There have been plenty of handshakes after strong challenges. The one question I would like to put to the referee, is what he made of all that between Paul Konchesky and Alan Hutton (see 80 mins)."

  25. FULL-TIME

    Aston Villa 2-1 Leicester

    Back-to-back Premier League wins for Aston Villa as Leicester's winless run stretches to 10 matches.

    Managers Paul Lambert and Nigel Pearson have a long chat post the final whistle. Probably a good idea for Pearson to stay away from the away fans this evening...

    Nigel Pearson and Paul Lambert
  26. CLOSE!

    Aston Villa 2-1 Leicester

    So close for Leicester as Chris Wood fires inches wide...

  27. Post update

    Aston Villa 2-1 Leicester

    Deep into four minutes of injury time.

  28. Post update

    Aston Villa 2-1 Leicester

    The free-kick is cleared and, after another cross comes in, Brad Guzan collects for Aston Villa.

  29. Post update

    Aston Villa 2-1 Leicester

    Free-kick awarded to Leicester 40 yards from goal. Chance to load the box....

  30. Post update

    Aston Villa 2-1 Leicester

    Kasper Schmeichel has the ball for Leicester and punts it long....

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    Aston Villa 2-1 Leicester

    Gareth Whalley: It's a soft red card (see 80 mins) but the players got him sent off. Only captains should be allowed to talk to referee, import some rugby respect.

    Paul Cate: Aston Villa even have defenders who score. Who said they had problems scoring eh?

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  32. Post update

    Aston Villa 2-1 Leicester

    Acrobatic effort from Leicester's Esteben Cambiasso but his over-head kick goes well wide.

  33. Post update

    Aston Villa 2-1 Leicester

    Former Liverpool defender Jim Beglin

    BBC Radio 5 live at Villa Park

    "You want the home side to play with a little more composure now and to think about how you play against 10 men. Keep the ball and make them chase."

  34. Post update

    Aston Villa 2-1 Leicester

    It looks like Leicester's winless run is about to stretch to 10 matches but can they nick an equaliser? Into the last five minutes.

    Riyad Mahrez of Leicester City and Kieran Richardson of Aston Villa
  35. Post update

    Aston Villa 2-1 Leicester

    At the other end, Aston Villa have chances to extend their lead as first Jack Grealish has a shot blocked before Gabriel Agbonlahor's effort is parried away by Kasper Schemiechel. He was offside anyway.

  36. Post update

    Aston Villa 2-1 Leicester

    The red card appears to have brought Leicester to life. Matt James sees a shot deflected wide before a corner flashes dangerously across goal to safety.

  37. Post update

    Aston Villa 2-1 Leicester

    Former Liverpool defender Jim Beglin

    BBC Radio 5 live at Villa Park

    "It was certainly a free-kick for the initial challenge by Paul Konchesky but I didn't think it was that bad. Alan Hutton was on the ground but he didn't half jump up quickly. It's a nightmare for Leicester, they had Wes Morgan sent off on Tuesday and now it has happened again. It was probably for Konchesky's reaction but even then Hutton was actually more aggressive."

  38. RED CARD FOR LEICESTER

    Aston Villa 2-1 Leicester - Paul Konchesky

    Controversy here as Leicester's left back is given a straight red. Paul Konchesky fouls Alan Hutton on the left touchline before appearing to say something to the stricken defender. Both players then push their heads together and the Leicester man sees red. Hutton gets away with yellow.

    Paul Konchesky is sent off
  39. Post update

    Aston Villa 2-1 Leicester

    Former Liverpool defender Jim Beglin

    BBC Radio 5 live at Villa Park

    "Kasper Schmeichel may have conceded two but he is having a great evening. That is a wonderful save. But maybe Christian Benteke should have headed across the goalkeeper. There's a great intensity about this game now. It means so much to both teams."

  40. SUBSTITUTION

    Aston Villa 2-1 Leicester

    A final throw of the dice for Leicester as Marc Albrighton replaces Jeffrey Schlupp. The former Villa midfielder will be asked to get forward as much as he can.

  41. GREAT SAVE!

    Aston Villa 2-1 Leicester

    Christian Benteke is denied Villa's third by Kasper Schmeichel. The Leicester goalkeeper parries away the striker's close-range header before keeping out Ciaran Clark's header from the resulting corner.

  42. SUBSTITUTION

    Aston Villa 2-1 Leicester

    Free-kick 25 yards out for Leicester... but Matt James wastes it as his deep cross sails wide for a goal kick.

    Leandro Bacuna replaces Charles N'Zogbia for Villa.

  43. Post update

    Aston Villa 2-1 Leicester

    Former Liverpool defender Jim Beglin

    BBC Radio 5 live at Villa Park

    "The problem was the Leicester players were all on the other side of the pitch - they were not quick enough in realising the play was being switched. We've been talking about how important Christian Benteke's return is for Aston Villa with his goals, but some of his passing has been superb today. A great pick-out to find Hutton, who was so cool as he controlled it and steered it in. That's Villa in double figures for goals this season. It's been a long time coming!"

  44. Post update

    Aston Villa 2-1 Leicester

    That is Alan Hutton's first goal in his three years at Aston Villa and his first for any club since November 2010. For Leicester, it looks as though they could be staying rock bottom of the Premier League.

  45. GOAL

    Aston Villa 2-1 Leicester - Alan Hutton

    A fine counter attack from Aston Villa. Gabriel Agbonlahor runs 50 yards down the left before cutting the ball back to Christian Benteke. The striker picks out the unmarked Alan Hutton, who chests the ball down before firing past goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel.

    Alan Hutton scores for Aston Villa
    Alan Hutton
  46. Post update

    Aston Villa 1-1 Leicester

    Former Liverpool defender Jim Beglin

    BBC Radio 5 live at Villa Park

    "David Nugent just had a little slap of the hands as if to say: 'What a fantastic save by Brad Guzan.' It looked like he might have been offside as he was ambling in after a lovely flick, but he was probably level. Nugent's made a difference since coming on. His footwork has been very tidy."

  47. GREAT SAVE!

    Aston Villa 1-1 Leicester

    What a strike from Leicester substitute David Nugent. His looping volley from 25 yards is heading into the top corner before retreating goalkeeper Brad Guzan sticks out a hand to tip the ball over. So close for the Foxes.

  48. SUBSTITUTION

    Aston Villa 1-1 Leicester

    A change for Leicester now as striker Jamie Vardy is replaced by frontman Chris Wood. Very little happening in terms of action at the moment.

  49. Post update

    Aston Villa 1-1 Leicester

    A spate of bookings and substitutions have stemmed the flow of this game. Aston Villa were well on top and will be looking to get back on top.

    Aly Cissokho
  50. Post update

    Aston Villa 1-1 Leicester

    Former Liverpool defender Jim Beglin

    BBC Radio 5 live at Villa Park

    "English or Irish for Jack Grealish? I still don't know. It's nice to have the choice I guess. Maybe Roy Keane will have said to him, before he left Villa: 'You're playing for Ireland. End of.'"

    Grealish, 19, has played for the Republic of Ireland at youth level, up until the U21s, but England U21 manager Gareth Southgate has said he would be interested in calling him up to his squad.

  51. SUBSTITUTION

    Aston Villa 1-1 Leicester

    Jack Grealish replaces Tom Cleverley in midfield for Aston Villa. The19-year-old is making his seventh appearance of the campaign.

  52. YELLOW CARD

    Aston Villa 1-1 Leicester

    Another late challenge. Jeffrey Schlupp is Leicester's third player in the book after a sliding challenge on Alan Hutton, that gets absolutely nowhere near the ball.

    Jeffrey Schlupp
  53. Post update

    Aston Villa 1-1 Leicester

    Former Liverpool defender Jim Beglin

    BBC Radio 5 live at Villa Park

    "Aston Villa have to force the issue. It cannot be a case of trying not to lose this game. They are trying to make the running but Leicester have got a bit about them and fancy their chances. We've seen better technical games but this is a very interesting scrap."

  54. YELLOW CARD

    Aston Villa 1-1 Leicester

    Esteban Cambiasso now in the referee's book for Leicester. A thumbs up and a nod from from the midfielder as he takes one for the team by tripping the marauding Gabriel Agbonlahor.

  55. GREAT SAVE!

    Aston Villa 1-1 Leicester

    This is becoming a one-man show for Leicester. Kasper Schmeichel again to the rescue as he sticks his foot out to divert Gabriel Agbonlahor's low shot wide.

    Gabriel Agbonlahor
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    Aston Villa 1-1 Leicester

    Andrew, Birmingham: DavidNugent not scored since April? He's bound to net a hat-trick against Aston Villa then, we love to help players out of a rut.

    John, York: Have to agree with Dave from Rotherham (see 47 mins). Tom Cleverley has done nothing for us. Pleeeeease give Jack Grealish a go!

    Will Holmes, York: In reply to Dave from Rotherham: Did you not just see Cleverley bursting into the box? Learnt that from the ginger prince Paul Scholes.

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  57. Post update

    Aston Villa 1-1 Leicester

    Former Liverpool defender Jim Beglin

    BBC Radio 5 live at Villa Park

    "Kasper Schmeichel got a vital touch on that. He pretty much smothered the situation, but what a delicious little ball from Kieron Richardson to release the forward."

    Christian Benteke
  58. GREAT SAVE!

    Aston Villa 1-1 Leicester

    Christian Benteke has a glorious chance to give Aston Villa the lead as he races clean through on goal. The striker momentarily hesitates and goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel is quickly off his line to deflect his attempted dink wide. Good save but he should score.

    Christian Benteke
  59. Post update

    Aston Villa 1-1 Leicester

    Leicester counter but, after David Nugent's pass finds Jeffrey Schlupp, his shot is well over.

    At the other end Kieran Richardson looks certain to score as Gabriel Agbonlahor's low cross finds him just yards out, but goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel deflects the shot wide.

  60. Post update

    Aston Villa 1-1 Leicester

    Former Liverpool defender Jim Beglin

    BBC Radio 5 live at Villa Park

    "That was some of the best football we have seen in the game. After nice build-up play Christian Benteke took it to another level with a cracking ball to find Tom Cleverley, but unfortunately he just lost his composure slightly trying to shoot on the angle."

  61. Post update

    Aston Villa 1-1 Leicester

    Almost a second-half goal for Aston Villa. Christian Benteke slides the ball across the area to Tom Cleverley on the right but his rising shot flies over the bar.

    Tom Cleverley
  62. Post update

    Aston Villa 1-1 Leicester

    Aston Villa have not scored a second-half goal in the Premier League since the opening day of the season. Can they break their drought?

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    Aston Villa 1-1 Leicester

    Dave Rotherham: In reply to Will Holmes, York (see 16:53): Couldn't disagree more about Tom Cleverley. Hadn't realised he was on the pitch. PS: Do we know each other? Meet to discuss Cleverley's credentials?

    Ben, Bulkington: Aston Villa have dropped eight points so far from conceding in the last 10 of the 90 this season, more than enough to be out of the battle at the bottom.

    Mike, Gravesend: Let's not forget that Ciaran Clark is Aston Villa's fourth-choice centre-back. Showing Ron Vlaar and Philippe Senderos how it's done.

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    Aston Villa 1-1 Leicester

    Joe, Nottingham: Cannot believe we (Leicester) are doing so poorly in possession. Get the ball down and play them off the pitch! Isn't that why we signed players like Esteban Cambiasso and Matty James?!

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  65. KICK-OFF

    Aston Villa 1-1 Leicester

    Leonardo Ulloa doesn't come back out for the second half and is replaced by David Nugent. The former England international hasn't scored from free play since April.

  66. Post update

    Aston Villa 1-1 Leicester

    The teams are back out at Villa Park - 45 minutes for someone to score a winner.

  67. Premier League reaction on Twitter

    Aston Villa 1-1 Leicester

    Aston Villa midfielder Gary Gardner: Praying my mate Ashley Westwood is OK.

    Westwood has been stretchered off (see 43 mins) with what looks to be quite a serious knee injury.

  68. Post update

    Aston Villa 1-1 Leicester

    Stats

    While Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke has been a constant threat for the hosts, striker partner Gabriel Agbonlahor has struggled to get going. His touch map above shows he has had just two touches inside Leicester's penalty area.

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  70. Premier League reaction on Twitter

    West Ham 3-1 Swansea

    West Ham defender Aaron Cresswell: Another big three points today! Nine out of nine this week! Buzzing for the big man!

    West Ham striker Andy Carroll: Nine out of nine! Great win again!

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    Aston Villa 1-1 Leicester

    Will Holmes, York: Tom Cleverley is really starting to show his class in this Villa side. Composure personified. Hopefully he can do the business when he returns to Manchester United.

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  72. Post update

    Aston Villa 1-1 Leicester

    Stats

    Aston Villa have had all of the ball but have had less shots on target than their visitors.

  73. Post update

    Aston Villa 1-1 Leicester

    Former Liverpool defender Jim Beglin

    BBC Radio 5 live at Villa Park

    "If there wasn't a Midlands derby feel about the game at the beginning then there is now. The goals have helped spark the match into life but they were both the result of poor defending. It's been very competitive and hard-fought but since the goals both sides have concentrated on getting men behind the ball."

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    Aston Villa 1-1 Leicester

    Leeban: What happened to Christian Benteke? Two years ago he was lethal, now he's just a statue.

    James Hudson: That tackle from Ciaran Clark (see 45 mins) was beautiful.

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  75. HALF-TIME

    Aston Villa 1-1 Leicester

    Not a bad half. Leicester will be the happier of the two sides although both will be desperate to win this match.

  76. Post update

    Aston Villa 1-1 Leicester

    It could soon be the end of the afternoon for Leonardo Ulloa. The Leicester striker is caught again in possession, this time by Gabriel Agbonlahor and he is limping even worse now. He will get through to half time.

  77. Post update

    Aston Villa 1-1 Leicester

    Leonardo Ulloa is now up and limping. He doesn't look great though.

  78. Post update

    Aston Villa 1-1 Leicester

    Former Liverpool defender Jim Beglin

    BBC Radio 5 live at Villa Park

    "Ashley Westwood had his hands on his head, and that might be a sign that the injury (see 43 mins) is worse than we initially feared. I do hope not. Jamie Vardy went in quite hard, and maybe somebody with a reputation might have been in more trouble. At first it looked like it might have been an impact thing but sometimes when a player comes in that strongly, the injury can be far worse."

  79. Post update

    Aston Villa 1-1 Leicester

    A shuddering challenge from Ciaran Clark on Leicester's Leonardo Ulloa. He gets the ball cleanly but Villa are certainly not happy with Jamie Vardy's earlier challenge on Ashley Westwood. Ulloa is now writhing around in pain.

    Leonardo Ulloa
  80. SUBSTITUTION

    Aston Villa 1-1 Leicester

    Ashley Westwood is stretchered off with what looks quite a serious knee injury. Villa fans get to their feet to applaud as he is carried away and he doesn't look good. Kieran Richardson is on as a replacement and will fill in in the heart of midfield.

    Ashley Westwood is stretchered off
  81. YELLOW CARD

    Aston Villa 1-1 Leicester

    Into the last five minutes of a half that has had its moments but both sides have lacked any real quality. Jamie Vardy is booked for a late lunge from behind on Ashley Westwood. That was nasty. Westwood is in agony and looks as though his afternoon is done.

  82. Post update

    Aston Villa 1-1 Leicester

    The match has gone back into its shell but Christian Benteke is still a threat for the hosts. The striker is left all alone on the edge of the penalty area but his shot is deflected over.

  83. Post update

    Aston Villa 1-1 Leicester

    Former Liverpool defender Jim Beglin

    BBC Radio 5 live at Villa Park

    "Aston Villa have to be more progressive at home. It's as if they've set themselves up for an away match. Paul Lambert actually does have got a better record away than he does at Villa Park. Villa have to be better in possession and they certainly need to have more invention and guile about them."

  84. Post update

    Aston Villa 1-1 Leicester

    Aston Villa

    Aston Villa are dominating possession but both sides looking dangerous going forward and poor defensively.

  85. YELLOW CARD

    Aston Villa 1-1 Leicester

    A caution for Charles N'Zogbia as he leaves the boot in on Leicester's Matty James.

  86. Premier League reaction on Twitter

    West Ham 3-1 Swansea

    Swansea goalkeeper Gerhard Tremmel: Every year the same. West Ham away is always a nightmare for us. Couldn't match the standards we've set in previous games.

  87. Post update

    Aston Villa 1-1 Leicester

    Leicester are a threat at the other end as Jeffrey Schlupp drags a shot wide after cutting in from the left.

  88. Post update

    Aston Villa 1-1 Leicester

    Former Liverpool defender Jim Beglin

    BBC Radio 5 live at Villa Park

    "The two goals have sparked this game into life and there is a good purpose about the play now. As a former left-back myself I've been watching Aston Villa's Aly Cissokho with some interest. He has delivered three really superb balls into the Leicester box already."

    Aly Cissokho
  89. Post update

    Aston Villa 1-1 Leicester

    Christian Benteke is sitting on the shoulders of Leicester's last man and looks capable of getting in on goal at will. A couple of offside decisions go against him but Leicester need to tighten up.

  90. Post update

    Aston Villa 1-1 Leicester

    After a pretty dire start, this is turning into a thriller. Both sides are pouring forward and helped by two sets of defenders that look as though they have never played together.

    Jamie Vardy
  91. Post update

    Aston Villa 1-1 Leicester

    Argentine striker Leonardo Ulloa now has six goals for the season for the Foxes. He hadn't scored since 21 September though after signing from Brighton for £8m in the summer.

    Aston Villa's Ciaran Clark's leveller comes after an even longer wait though. It is his first goal since September 2012.

    Leonardo Ulloa
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    Aston Villa 1-1 Leicester

    Dave Rotherham: Leicester just can't hold on to a lead! Not resolute and organised enough. Not what you'd expect from a Nigel Pearson side.

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    Aston Villa 1-1 Leicester

    Some Body: Looked like a bad mistake from Brad Guzan (see 13 mins), but to be fair the deflection flummoxed him. Made it look worse than it was.

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  94. Post update

    Aston Villa 1-1 Leicester

    That looked close. Jamie Vardy runs through onto Esteban Cambiasso's delicate through ball. The striker touches the ball past goalkeeper Brad Guzan before going sprawling in the penalty area. Play is waved on and it looks as though the American just about made contact with the ball.

  95. Barca trailing at home to Espanyol

    Neymar (right) vies with Espanyol's defender Anaitz Arbilla
    Image caption: Neymar (right) is alongside Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez in the Barca attack

    It is derby time in Spain tonight, where Barcelona are hosting Espanyol. Against all odds, the latter are leading at the Nou Camp, courtesy of a goal from former Barca man Sergio Garcia. After that, we'll be covering David Moyes' ongoing attempts at managerial redemption with his Real Sociedad side facing Villarreal. You can follow all the action from that game by clicking on over to our live text commentary.

  96. Post update

    Aston Villa 1-1 Leicester

    This game has sprung into life. Leicester now go close as the lively Riyah Mahrez again cuts in from the right and shoots into Brad Guzan's midriff. It has to be said both defences look all over the place.

    Brad Guzan
  97. Post update

    Aston Villa 1-1 Leicester

    Former Liverpool defender Jim Beglin

    BBC Radio 5 live at Villa Park

    "The free-kick was put it into the right area and Ciaran Clark was just a little more determined than everybody else. He put his head on it beautifully. I did say 3-3 as a prediction before the game started, and I was laughed at. It is poor defending from Leicester to just let Clark go like that."

  98. GOAL

    Aston Villa 1-1 Leicester - Ciaran Clark

    Leicester's lead doesn't last long as Ashley Westwood's free-kick finds the unmarked Ciaran Clark and he has no problems in steering the ball home into the net with his head for a leveller. Where were Leicester's defenders?

    Ciaran Clark equalises for Aston Villa
    Ciaran Clark
  99. Post update

    Aston Villa 0-1 Leicester

    Former Liverpool defender Jim Beglin

    BBC Radio 5 live at Villa Park

    "I don't know whether Brad Guzan was unsighted, but he should have held on to the initial shot. He just beat it right back into the path of Leonardo Ulloa. Guzan gifted the goal."

  100. GOAL

    Aston Villa 0-1 Leicester - Leonardo Ulloa

    A horrendous error from goalkeeper Brad Guzan. Leicester's Riyah Mahrez cuts in from the right and his deflected shot looks comfortable for the Villa goalkeeper. A wrong-footed Guzan somehow fumbles though and Leonardo Ulloa is on hand to slot home into an empty net.

    Leonardo Ulloa scores the opening goal
    Leonardo Ulloa
  101. CLOSE!

    Aston Villa 0-0 Leicester

    Out of nothing, Villa almost take the lead. Christian Benteke chases on to Alan Hutton's hopeful pass and instinctively flashes a shot inches wide of the far post.

  102. Post update

    Aston Villa 0-0 Leicester

    Matty James fires horribly wide from 20 yards after good hold-up play by Leonardo Ulloa. Not the best of starts - perhaps those stay-away fans have had the right idea.

    Christian Benteke follows James's lead with a similarly woeful shot over the bar.

  103. Post update

    Aston Villa 0-0 Leicester

    Aston Villa's problems have been scoring goals this season. Just four players have scored a Premier League goal for them (Joe Cole, Garbriel Agbonlahor, Andreas Weimann and Christian Benteke); a lower spread than any other side.

  104. Post update

    Aston Villa 0-0 Leicester

    Former Liverpool defender Jim Beglin

    BBC Radio 5 live at Villa Park

    "It's one-time winners at home against one-time winners away from home. But at least Aston Villa have some sort of form - after their midweek win they will have a positive mindset. I was at the Leicester v Liverpool game on Tuesday, and Leicester played with a lot of courage, but at times the way Nigel Pearson has them play leaves them open."

  105. Post update

    Aston Villa 0-0 Leicester

    Plenty of possession for Aston Villa in the opening stages. Leicester will play with two solid banks of four and hope to catch the hosts on the break.

  106. Post update

    Aston Villa 0-0 Leicester

    Low cross from Aly Cissokho on the left just evades Christian Benteke at the far post for the host. A wicked cross.

  107. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Hugh McQueen: Third for over thirty glorious hours. For all those saying judge West Ham in May, who cares? Savouring the sight here and now.

    Gregory Mandapat: Carl Jenkinson and Alex Song playing well for the Hammers. Arsene Wenger wishing he had those two back with Arsenal?

    Daniel Horton: Joe Cole injured, Andreas Weimann suspended and Charles N'Zogbia terribly out of form, yet Jack Grealish still doesn't get a start for Aston Villa!

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  108. KICK-OFF

    Aston Villa 0-0 Leicester

    It doesn't look as though this 'Super Sunday' has got the Villa fans's pulses going with plenty of empty seats around the stadium. A cold Sunday afternoon, Christmas just around the corner and not the best of seasons - you can see their thinking.

  109. LINE-UPS

    Aston Villa v Leicester (16:00 GMT)

    Aston Villa: Guzan, Hutton, Clark, Okore, Cissokho, Westwood, Sanchez, Cleverley, N'Zogbia, Benteke, Agbonlahor. Subs: Bacuna, Herd, Richardson, Given, Lowton, Robinson, Grealish.

    Leicester: Schmeichel, Simpson, Moore, Wasilewski, Konchesky, Mahrez, James, Cambiasso, Schlupp, Ulloa, Vardy. Subs: Drinkwater, King, Albrighton, Hamer, Powell, Nugent, Wood.

    Referee: Craig Pawson

    Football Remembers
  110. Post update

    Aston Villa v Leicester (16:00 GMT)

    The teams are coming out at Villa Park. Can Aston Villa make it back-to-back Premier League wins or can Leicester move off the bottom of the table?

    A young Aston Villa fan
  111. Manager reaction

    West Ham 3-1 Swansea

    More from West Ham boss Sam Allardyce, speaking to BBC Sport: "It is massive for Andy Carroll. Movement in the box is what it is all about, the heading in the box only comes after the movement is right and that happened with his two goals. He is unstoppable when he gets that space. Hopefully he continues to learn that way. We don't need Andy to score goals with our heads, we are very dangerous on set pieces and with players in wide areas. We cause defenders huge problems.

    "It goes to the next game and to try and win it and until we get to the end of January and move out of the congested fixture list and stay with a strong squad that is fit - somewhere along the line they will all have to play their part - as they have in this wonderful run and to go with one defeat in nine shows what a good squad we have."

  112. Manager reaction

    West Ham 3-1 Swansea

    West Ham boss Sam Allardyce, speaking to BBC Sport: "The disappointing thing was the first attack Swansea had they scored but we fought back. If you did not feel like you could jump out of bed and get down here to play football there would be something wrong but the way we expressed ourselves and the quality of the goals was very much what we deserved.

    "Even though there was controversy with the sending off the result always deserved to be ours.

    "For us another three goals in the bag and a big eight days - nine points - I don't think anyone in the Premier League has done that this week. We are really flying, we have a lot of players fit. The way Alex Song controls that midfield for us is brilliant. He gets the right service to the front men. We will enjoy ourselves for a day or too and get ourselves ready for the next game."

    Sam Allardyce
  113. Post update

    Aston Villa v Leicester (16:00 GMT)

    Kevin Kilbane

    BBC Radio 5 live

    On Leicester boss Nigel Pearson's argument with a fan:

    "I have seen it time and time again. I remember when I went to Sunderland, Peter Reid used to get it and it is hard not to react. I have seen other managers react.

    "You have to understand where the club have come from and what the owners have given and what Nigel Pearson has achieved. It was always going to be a struggle for Leicester, they have done so well in getting there, what are they expecting from their manager? The most important thing is to stay up and they are still within touch."

  114. Post update

    Aston Villa v Leicester (16:00 GMT)

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Sunday Times reporter Jonathan Northcroft on Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson saying he will not say sorry over a row with a fan:

    "It is an old fashioned row born of the modern age. Players and managers are humans but someone has filmed it and it becomes a bigger story. Nigel Pearson makes it a bigger story by doing what he did. I don't for the life of me understand why he didn't get the apology out of the way. Why not say sorry? It just increases the story."

  115. Post update

    Aston Villa v Leicester (16:00 GMT)

    Leicester City on Twitter: Congratulations to Anthony knockaert who's not in the squad today because of the birth of his baby boy!

    Leicester's Anthony Knockaert on Twitter: Thanks a lot it was the best week of my life and it Will be better if we win today ... come on boys.

  116. Text us on 81111

    Aston Villa v Leicester (16:00 GMT)

    Harry: Whatever happens in the Villa match, as a Leicester fan I'm not panicking, we are good enough to survive.

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  117. FA Cup latest

    Closing stages of the 14:00 kick offs in the FA Cup second round. There's a few nervy league managers whose sides are currently being held by non-league opposition.

    Find out who might cause an upset here.

  118. Manager reaction

    Swansea boss Garry Monk, speaking to Sky Sports: "We were not at the level we have been. We very much competed, it was close but we were not at the level we were and some of the mistakes have cost us. Funnily enough when we went down to 10 men we played or better football.

    "When we play one touch football we can hurt teams and we showed that with our goal but we did not do that enough. Andy Carroll's first goal was from a very good cross but we lost him for the second goal, which you cannot do against any team, that is the sort of chance he waits for. The third goal was very poor defending from us.

    "He handballs it to get apt Lukasz. Whether the referee saw the handball or not you would have to ask the referee. Lukasz tried to stop himself but the handball took Sakho past the keeper. We will sit down and have a think, if it was the cold hard facts we would [appeal] but we will have to think about it."

    Garry Monk
  119. Text us on 81111

    West Ham 3-1 Swansea

    James, Birmingham:£35m seems like a fair price for Andy Carroll now!

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  120. Post update

    Aston Villa v Leicester (16:00 GMT)

    We will turn our attentions to the other end of the table with live text commentary of the 16:00 GMT Premier League match between Aston Villa and Leicester at Villa Park.

    Villa ended a nine-match winless league run with victory over Crystal Palace on Tuesday, while Leicester are enduring their own nine-match streak without a win.

    The Foxes are rock bottom, but would move up a place with a win, while the Midlanders will be up to 11th with victory.

  121. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    West Ham 3-1 Swansea

    Carmine de Carabas: Third before Christmas. Shades of 1988. Can we hope for Europe? Fingers crossed!

    Immsy: Is Andy Carroll a player Liverpool are missing at the moment?

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  122. Player reaction

    West Ham 3-1 Swansea

    West Ham striker Andy Carroll, speaking to BBC Sport: "It is never a good sign going behind but we have fought back twice in a week to get the points, which is fantastic.

    "It was a great feeling, it is fantastic to be back on the pitch and play as many games as I have in the last few weeks. There is nothing better than scoring goals as a striker, so I was desperate to get a goal and it is great feeling.

    "You always have to just think about the positives [when injured], the medical staff have helped me a lot and it is credit to them that I am back.

    "It is a great group of lads, they and the manager are over the moon, he is doing great at the minute. We just have to reach for the top and that is what we are doing, working as hard as we can to give performances like today."

  123. Handy Andy

    West Ham 3-1 Swansea

    Opta

    What a performance from Andy Carroll. Not only did he break his 878-minute goal drought with a double, he also powerfully led the line and created Diafra Sakho's third. The touch graphic above shows his involvement this afternoon.

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    West Ham 3-1 Swansea

    John Richards: West Ham are third, Southampton are fourth and Newcastle are pushing up the table after beating Chelsea yesterday. Wow. Just wow.

    Stephen Noakes: Well Hammers, you'll be fourth after the Manchester United v Southampton match but still blooming impressive.

    Nathan Critchlow: I recall Manchester City flying in December under Sven-Goran Eriksson. The ending? Lost 8-1 on last day and Sven sacked. Judge West Ham in May. Not now.

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  125. Player reaction

    West Ham 3-1 Swansea

    Andy Carroll, speaking to Sky Sports: "We got the two goals and got the win it means a lot to the lads and it means a lot to me to get back on the scoresheet. United you score you don't feel like you are back but now I've scored I am definitely back.

    "It is great to win three in a week, it is massive boost and it is a great thing for the club to achieve."

    Andy Carroll
  126. Team news

    Aston Villa v Leicester (16:00 GMT)

    Aston Villa make two changes to the side that won 1-0 at Crystal Palace last Tuesday, with forward Andreas Weimann and midfielder Joe Cole suspended and injured respectively. In come Carlos Sanchez and Charles N'Zogbia.

    Aston Villa starting XI: Guzan, Hutton, Clark, Okore, Cissokho, Westwood, Sanchez, Cleverley, N'Zogbia, Benteke, Agbonlahor. Subs: Bacuna, Herd, Richardson, Given, Lowton, Robinson, Grealish.

    Leicester also make two changes to the side that lost 3-1 at home to Liverpool last time out, defenders Liam Moore and Danny Simpson replacing Wes Morgan, who is suspended, and Ritchie De Laet.

    Leicester City starting XI: Schmeichel, Simpson, Moore, Wasilewski, Konchesky, Mahrez, James, Cambiasso, Schlupp, Ulloa, Vardy. Subs: Drinkwater, King, Albrighton, Hamer, Powell, Nugent, Wood.

  127. Champions League? Or having a laugh?

    West Ham 3-1 Swansea

    Former QPR striker Bradley Allen

    BBC Radio London at the Boleyn Ground

    "West Ham are flying high and this is an opportunity for them to go on and be the real surprise package of the season. Fourth is not beyond them. They are showing real consistency, while some of the other bigger teams have struggled this season. Today we saw Andy Carroll at his best in another really positive display, and West Ham still have players like Mark Noble to come back. With the depth of the squad they have, West Ham can earn European football at the end of the season."

  128. Post update

    West Ham 3-1 Swansea

    Stats

    West Ham had more of the ball, more shots on target and deserved the victory.

  129. Post update

    West Ham 3-1 Swansea

    Former QPR striker Bradley Allen

    BBC Radio London at the Boleyn Ground

    "Not many teams are going to come and enjoy playing here this season. When you play against a side with this power and physicality, you are in for a tough afternoon. As this game has gone on, that is exactly what we have seen from West Ham. They kept pummelling Swansea with, forward passes and crosses raining into the box. Garry Monk was very positive after the red card, taking risks to force an equaliser, but Swansea buckled and West Ham took advantage."

  130. FULL-TIME

    West Ham 3-1 Swansea

    Eight wins from their first 15 games of the season for West Ham,

    The last manager to guide the Hammers to eight wins before Christmas was Harry Redknapp in 1998-99. They ended up finishing fifth. Take that West Ham fans?

    Sam Allardyce and Andy Carroll
  131. GREAT SAVE!

    West Ham 3-1 Swansea

    Almost a third for Diafra Sakho as he strikes the ball at substitute goalkeeper Gerhard Tremmel.

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    West Ham 3-1 Swansea

    Roseanne: Third in December. THIRD in DECEMBER!

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  133. FINAL FIVE

    West Ham 3-1 Swansea

    Swansea look demoralised. The moment goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski was sent off for the visitors it was always going to be difficult but, even without that, West Ham looked the better team.

    Five minutes of added on time signalled.

    Gary Monk
  134. Post update

    West Ham 3-1 Swansea

    Former QPR striker Bradley Allen

    BBC Radio London at the Boleyn Ground

    "I am all for football being played on the floor but that was route one at its very best. Boomed down the pitch, a big centre-forward winning the flick on, and the second man taking it beyond the defence before thumping it past the goalkeeper. Game over."

  135. GOAL

    West Ham 3-1 Swansea - Diafra Sakho

    Game over. Goalkeeper Adrian pumps the ball long, Andy Carroll flicks the ball on and Senegal international Diafra Sakho races through to emphatically finish.

    What an impact Carroll has had this afternoon as West Ham look set to move to the heady heights of third in the Premier League. The Hammers are in dreamland.

    Diafra Sakho scores for West Ham
    Diafra Sakho
  136. Text us on 81111

    West Ham 2-1 Swansea

    Billy, Edinburgh: A deserved red card (see 77 mins). It shouldn't be a different outcome just because the player stayed on his feet. We ask players to try and stay on their feet and not go down, so you can't punish the player for doing so.

    Mark, Oxford: Terrible decision. Not only has Diafra Sakho had and missed the goalscoring opportunity, but he's also handballed it. A recurring theme for Swansea this season.

  137. SUBSTITUTION

    West Ham 2-1 Swansea

    James Collins on for Cheikhou Kouyate for West Ham. A centre back for a midfielder. Time to sit on the lead Sam?

  138. Post update

    West Ham 2-1 Swansea

    West Ham are looking nervy all of a sudden. Seven minutes to see it out and move into third in the Premier League.

    Wilfried Bony
  139. Post update

    West Ham 2-1 Swansea

    Former QPR striker Bradley Allen

    BBC Radio London at the Boleyn Ground

    "Diafra Sakho offers such a threat (see 77 mins). He can run and is powerful, but right then he was maybe a bit too greedy. Andy Carroll was there at the far post, waiting to wrap up his hat-trick. The West Ham staff will wait to see if Carl Jenkinson has a muscle pull or a tear. If he's got a tear that could rule him out for up to six weeks."

  140. Post update

    West Ham 2-1 Swansea

    Strong reaction from the Swans as Gylfi Sigurdsson has a shot blocked before Kyle Bartley curls over. They aren't giving up yet...

  141. Post update

    West Ham 2-1 Swansea

    A succession of corners now forced by Swansea.... a fourth in a row.

  142. SUBSTITUTION

    West Ham 2-1 Swansea

    Swansea force their first corner of the game as the impressive Carl Jenkinson is replaced by Joey O'Brien for West Ham at right back. The Arsenal loanee looks to have a hamstring knock.

    The visitors' corner comes to nothing but they remain on the attack...

  143. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    West Ham 2-1 Swansea

    Jon: Waiting for Garry Monk to go on about how "decisions always go against his team" after that red (see 68 mins). Good decision in my opinion.

    Ponder: Definite red card. Diafra Sakho hit the post BECAUSE Lukasz Fabianski clattered him and sent him wide. He denied an easier chance.

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  144. HITS THE WOODWORK

    West Ham 2-1 Swansea

    It should be game over. West Ham's Diafra Sakho easily dispossesses Ashley Wiliams but, clean through on goal, he drags his shot against the post. Should score.

  145. FA Cup latest

    Tyler Weir of Worcester City and Paddy Madden of Scunthorpe United

    It's half time in the afternoon's eight FA Cup second round ties.

    There's been a number of goals so far and some potential upsets are still on the cards.

    See all the scores and read more about the scorers so far in our live text here.

  146. Post update

    West Ham 2-1 Swansea

    What a couple of minutes it has been for West Ham striker Andy Carroll. He celebrated his second with a dash towards the medical staff on the substitutes bench to thank them for their patience. Maybe it is paying off.

    Striker Bafetimbi Gomis on for winger Jefferson Montero for Swansea.

  147. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    West Ham 2-1 Swansea

    Tom Chance: How can Lukasz Fabianski have denied a goal-scoring opportunity (see 68 mins), when Enner Valencia clearly still had a goal-scoring opportunity?

    Sean: How is that a red? He allowed the advantage, therefore I thought the worst it could be was a yellow?

    Grant McGregor: Swansea keeper shouldn't have been sent off. The player still got his shot off and it hit the post. Clear advantage.

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  148. Post update

    West Ham 2-1 Swansea

    Looking at the replays Diafra Sakho could even have handled the ball before rounding goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski on the left. I get the feeling we will hear more about this post match.

  149. Post update

    West Ham 2-1 Swansea

    Former QPR striker Bradley Allen

    BBC Radio London at the Boleyn Ground

    "After scoring the goal to put his side ahead (see 66 mins), Andy Carroll sprinted across to the bench to celebrate, probably with the medical team because of the journey he has been on, the injuries he has had. There are not many English centre-forwards like him that are big strong and can head the ball. He deserves that goal. West Ham should go on and win this game now.

    "For the red card incident, Diafra Sakho did so well to stay on his feet. The referee played the advantage, he allowed the striker the chance to score but I am not convinced that is right myself. It's a tricky one."

  150. RED CARD TO SWANSEA

    West Ham 2-1 Swansea - Lukasz Fabianski

    Disaster for Swansea as they are reduced to 10 men.

    Just minutes after going 2-1 down, goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski is sent off for stopping striker Diafra Sakho. Sakho is through when Fabianski collides with him but the substitute continues before rolling the ball against the post, Referee Chris Foy pulls the play back and sends Fabianski off. Seems harsh to me.

    Gerhard Tremmel replaces Fabianski between the posts, with Leon Britton making way.

    Referee Chris Foy shows Lukasz Fabianski of Swansea City a red card
  151. GOAL

    West Ham 2-1 Swansea - Andy Carroll

    He can't stop scoring. A Stewart Downing corner from the left finds an unmarked Andy Carroll and the answer is almost inevitable. The striker heads home for his second goal, giving the Hammers the lead.

    Andy Carroll gives West Ham the lead
    Andy Carroll celebrates
  152. Post update

    West Ham 1-1 Swansea

    Former QPR striker Bradley Allen

    BBC Radio London at the Boleyn Ground

    "What a let off that was (see 60 mins). That is the worry - if West Ham are overcommitted, Swansea are so quick on the counter attack. The home side got cruelly exposed in the first half with Swansea's only really excellent move for the goal. They need to keep their concentration levels high."

  153. Post update

    West Ham 1-1 Swansea

    No one has had more touches of the ball than Alex Song in this match. The West Ham midfielder is always wanting the ball and, more often than not, gets it when he demands it.

    Alex Song
  154. HITS THE WOODWORK

    West Ham 1-1 Swansea

    Swansea can't keep hold of the ball as West Ham continue to pile forwards.

    The visitors can still break though and, with a lightening quick break, Wilfried Bony flashes a shot cross the bar from the edge of the penalty area. So close.

    Gylfi Sigurdsson
  155. Post update

    West Ham 1-1 Swansea

    Former QPR striker Bradley Allen

    BBC Radio London at the Boleyn Ground

    "West Ham are looking very purposeful in this second half. Diafra Sakho has given them a lift and at times it has looked like becoming attack versus defence. Can the home side get that breakthrough? The way Swansea have set up it looks like they've come here just to do a defensive job and see it through to get a point."

  156. Post update

    West Ham 1-1 Swansea

    Aaron Cresswell makes inroads down the left but his low cross is just too heavy for Andy Carroll to get on the end of at the far post. Hammers having all the play.

  157. Post update

    West Ham 1-1 Swansea

    Wilfried Bony penalised for downing West Ham's Winston Reid at the half-way line to give the Hammers another chance of loading the ball into the area. Aaron Cresswell does just that but Bony climbs above Andy Carroll to head clear. Good defending.

  158. Post update

    West Ham 1-1 Swansea

    West Ham are having all the early second-half pressure. Remember though, the first half started like that as well before Swansea took the lead...

    Kevin Nolan
  159. Post update

    West Ham 1-1 Swansea

    Kyle Bartley is down holding his head after a clash of heads with Diafra Sakho. The Swansea defender looks a little groggy but he is back on and OK.

  160. YELLOW CARD

    West Ham 1-1 Swansea

    A wicked cross from Stewart Downing from the right is scrambled away by Swansea. West Ham pick up the loose ball and Wayne Routledge receives the first caution of the afternoon for a late lunge on Winston Reid.

    Wayne Routledge
  161. Post update

    West Ham 1-1 Swansea

    It took West Ham into February to reach the 24 points they are on this season. They will be hoping to make it to 27 this afternoon.

  162. Post update

    West Ham 1-1 Swansea