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Luke Reddy, Phil Dawkes and Saj Chowdhury

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  1. Change the channel

    That is all for today's 15:00 BST Premier League kick-offs. Get yourselves over to the Liverpool v Crystal Palace text commentary, where Anfield is saying goodbye to Steven Gerrard. It is going well to as Adam Lallana has just given the home side the lead.

  2. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Leicester City

    Danny Simpson

    Danny Simpson and Jeffrey Schlupp let us in on the sheer, unadulterated joy of staying in the Premier League via the medium of Instagram.

  3. The Newcastle pressure cooker

    Garth Crooks

    BBC Sport on Final Score

    "Somehow my instincts say Hull against Man United is better than Newcastle against West Ham. This group of Newcastle players have not coped very well in that pressure cooker atmosphere at St James' Park."

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    Don't forget you can still predict Sunday's Premier League results in the new BBC Sport predictor game.

    Lawro believes Manchester United will beat Arsenal at Old Trafford tomorrow 2-1.

  5. Post update

    Leicester are staying up

    Stuart Pearce

    Former England left-back on Final Score

    "Their spirit was good and I don't remember too many games where they were annihilated even though they lost. They were very unfortunate against Chelsea, they played extremely well and over the last 12 games they were in championship form. I'd written them off, so credit to Nigel and the players."

  6. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Sunderland 0-0 Leicester City

    Leicester's Jeffrey Schlupp: What an unbelievable feeling!! Fans have been absolutely phenomenal!! #LCFC #stayingup

    Leicester's Liam Moore: Absolute incredible survival. Everybody part of Leicester should be proud of keeping the faith, when most wrote us off #StayingUp

    Former Leicester striker Emile Heskey: Congratulations to everyone at Leicester. Wonderful end to the season. Onwards and Upwards #foxesneverquit

  7. 'This run has been extraordinary'

    Sunderland 0-0 Leicester City

    Nigel Pearson (centre)

    Leicester manager Nigel Pearson, speaking to BBC Sport: "It is a little more satisfying to get over the line with your own result. It's been a good old run for us.

    "I think the key thing for us even in our darkest moments, and there have been a few, the players have continued to support each each other and believe in their own ability. That's difficult when people are questioning your integrity.

    "We've developed as the season has gone on. This run has been extraordinary, but we've needed to do it, because a number of sides have picked up form. We've stuck at our job."

    He added on Sky Sports: "There are always going to be doubts about managers. I may have intensified one or two storms, but I work the way I work, and you can either like me or lump me."

  8. 'We are nearly there'

    Sunderland 0-0 Leicester City

    Dick Advocaat (right)

    Sunderland head coach Dick Advocaat, speaking to BBC Sport: "It was a very exciting match for both teams, with a lot of nerves, but both teams work so hard. We had more opportunities, but I think 0-0 is a good result.

    "Leicester are a very difficult team to beat. They've lost one game in eight, we'd lost one in six. We were organised, but we needed more, and we got it when Adam Johnson came on. We hope to use him in our last two games and get more chances.

    "We play Arsenal next, and they are an excellent team. We have to make it as difficult as possible for Arsenal and score a goal. Swansea did it. If you are organised, you will always get chances.

    "The players gave everything. I cannot ask for more from them. I can live with that, but they are disappointed. We are almost there, but not quite."

  9. Newcastle doomed?

    Garth Crooks

    BBC Sport on Final Score

    "I don't think Newcastle will survive, St James' will be a cauldron next week, and they face a manager who can't wait to send them down."

  10. Manager reaction

    QPR 2-1 Newcastle

    Chris Ramsey

    QPR caretaker coach Chris Ramsey: "The fans have been absolutely fantastic all season. It's important we got those two goals. It's gets us back to thinking good things in the summer.

    "There was plenty of effort in the first half, but lacked that bit of quality. Leroy Fer has got that in his locker - he brings a little bit of extra flavour to our team.

    "I think fans can see we will try our best and that we will try to put the club on an even footing. It's not up to me who stays and who doesn't stay."

  11. Manager reaction

    QPR 2-1 Newcastle

    John Carver

    Newcastle coach John Carver: "It was a mad 10 minutes in the second half and that was hugely disappointing. I thought in first half we were in control. They weren't a threat, we were organised.

    "We knew the result we tried to get today and had to get. We had to go for the win.

    "Having lost, this is the best scenario with Hull losing. There's one game left and it's a do or die situation.

    "We have to manage the pressure this week, focus and keep out of media spotlight. We've talked about some games in the last three, four weeks being the biggest and next week against West Ham is one of them."

  12. Text us on 81111

    Vince in London: Sorry but if Newcastle can't even get a point against QPR they should give up.

    Advik, London: Wonder how the Newcastle fans who made are feeling.

  13. Post update

    West Ham 1-2 Everton

    Sam Allardyce must be sick of the sight of Romelu Lukaku. The Belgian has scored against West Ham every time he has played against them for Everton. Allardyce called him a "jinx" in the post-match press conference.

    For the Hammers they are in pole position to qualify for the Europa League via fair play after Everton's four yellows.

    For Everton they are now in the top half of the table, swapping places with the Hammers but their poor discipline today may cost them a place in Europe.

  14. Gerrard says farewell to Anfield

    Chris Sutton

    Former Norwich, Blackburn and Celtic striker on Final Score

    "What a servant, what a player, but Liverpool are making a mistake in letting him go in my opinion."

    If you want to follow Steven Gerrard's Anfield farewell you can do so via our separate live text commentary. You've just missed the emotional pre-game stuff, so you'll have to make do with an actual game of football from now on.

  15. 'Spurs want to be in Europe'

    Tottenham 2-0 Hull City

    Mauricio Pochettino tells BBC Sport: "The first half was not easy because Hull are playing to survive. We're still in the fight to finish fifth. The fans needed that - it was a tough season for them too. I want to play in Europe next season - we need to win our one more game to be sure of getting in the Europa League and that is very important."

  16. Post update

    Tottenham 2-0 Hull City

    Garth Crooks

    BBC Sport on Final Score

    On the Jake Livermore situation for Hull: "I thought Steve Bruce handled his post-match interview very well, but he must be extremely frustrated, there must be anger and he will feel let down.

    "Players are paid extremely well-paid to keep themselves fit, so if you are going to fall from grace can you do it in the close season please?"

  17. Hull close to the brink

    Stuart Pearce

    Former England left-back on Final Score

    "The one thing you get from Brucey is honesty, he is genuine, and he knows he has a genuine bunch around him like Myler and Quinn, who got him up from the Championship. They'll concentrate and treat this as a one-off game."

  18. Post update

    Tottenham 2-0 Hull City

    Hull midfielder Jake Livermore was this week suspended by the Football Association and his club following a positive test for cocaine. Manager Steve Bruce had this to say after being asked about the matter: "It has been unquestionably my hardest 24/36 hours in management. It is hard to put your head round things.

    "As always you have to handle it and not let it affect people. We are hugely disappointed but we have to move on, dust ourselves down and prepare as well as we can in a tough week."

  19. Leicester stay up...

    Sunderland 0-0 Leicester City

    Caption contest...

    Nigel Pearson and Dick Advocaat
  20. Post update

    Tottenham 2-0 Hull City

    Hull manager Steve Bruce: "You can't come to Tottenham and create five or six good chances and not take one. We've switched off at the back and they have taken their chances.

    "In terms of the way we played, no disrespect to Burnley but if we played like that against them our chances wouldn't be in the hands of others. We have to believe we can beat Manchester United next week.

    "Six or seven of the players got me into the league a few years ago. They have big hearts. We've missed some of those big players during this season. We have a chance. Is there one final twist? Can we upset the apple cart. Lets hope we can do it."

  21. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Leicester City

    There is a lot of loving for Nigel Pearson and his teams' super form as the season ends but what about Dick Advocaat.

    Not only does he wear a designer coat and scarf on the touchline, he hasn't half pulled off a blinder since taking charge.

    In the 7 games under Advocaat, Sunderland have picked up 11 points, as many as in the 14 previous Premier League games combined.

    The Black Cats have two games - Arsenal and Chelsea - and need one point to stay up.

  22. Post update

    Gerrard's Anfield farewell

    If it is reaction and chat about today's 15:00 BST Premier League kick-offs then stick right where you are as the players slowly circle the pitch waving to a small collection of fans who haven't headed off to beat the traffic. However, if you want to join in the Steven Gerrard shenanigans, we have a separate live text on his Anfield farewell, along with an undercard featuring Liverpool v Crystal Palace.

  23. Post update

    QPR 2-1 Newcastle

    Not too sure what to make of this Queens Park Rangers lap of honour at the end of their home season. Bizarrely, for a club heading down into the Championship, there are a lot of smiles on show in the stands. Charlie Austin is kicking a ball around with his son, manager Chris Ramsey is posing for pictures. It all feels a little bit odd.

  24. 'We've proved a lot of people wrong'

    Sunderland 0-0 Leicester City

    Leicester captain Wes Morgan: "We knew we had to keep calm. A point is a great result. To get from where we were 18 months ago to where we are know, I'm delighted. A lot of people wrote us off a couple of months ago, and I feel we've proved a lot of people wrong."

  25. Leicester City are safe

    Sunderland 0-0 Leicester City

    Leicester City official
  26. Premier League predictor

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    We have live coverage of Steven Gerrard's final home game at Anfield coming up shortly.

    Make your prediction for Liverpool-Crystal Palace in our new BBC Sport predictor game here.

  27. Text us on 81111

    Phil, Fareham: In fairness to QPR, they clearly read my text at half time (16.04). I stand corrected.

    Jon: A relieved Villa fan here, makes the result earlier slightly less worse but again, relying on teams below us for favours.

  28. Red hair day

    Tottenham 2-0 Hull City

    Tottenham's Danny Rose has been explaining his goal, and his red hair colour, to Sky Sports after his side's 2-0 win over Hull.

    "The hair is a mid-life crisis I think.

    "Ryan Mason did brilliantly to find me, I've not caught it as sweet as I like but it went in.

    "We needed that win massively. We needed that three points to help get Euopean football. We want a positive end to the season."

  29. Aston Villa stay up

    Aston Villa striker Andreas Weimann tweets: "Bad result today but most important thing --- WE ARE STAYING UP!!"

  30. Aston Villa stay up

    What about that for a day Aston Villa fans? Humiliated, hammered and hung out to dry in a 6-1 defeat at Southampton, yet confirmed as safe a few hours later. It's never dull this game is it? FA Cup final to come of course.

  31. Post update

    Tottenham 2-0 Hull City

    John Hartson

    BBC Radio 5 live at White Hart Lane

    "It'll go down as a good win for Spurs, Hull were very spirited, they showed lots of endeavour, but they were brought down by two pieces of quality from Spurs. A great win for Spurs, a little bit deflating for Hull."

  32. As it stands...

    Premier League table (bottom)

    Remaining fixtures featuring relegation-threatened teams:

    Wednesday: Arsenal v Sunderland

    Sunday: Chelsea v Sunderland, Hull v Manchester United, Newcastle v West Ham

  33. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Niall Taylor: Getting relegated and winning the Championship, Newcastle's only chance of a trophy.

    Shohidur Rahman: Sherwood did the job. Villa are safe. They have to now invest in the summer to avoid another relegation fight.

    Nick Harris: Congratulations Leicester and Nigel Pearson, no one gave you a chance a couple of months ago. Including me! Great job!

  34. Leicester City are safe

    Sunderland 0-0 Leicester City

    One for statisticians everywhere...

    Opta Joe

    So there you go. You can always do a Leicester or Sunderland next season. Kick back and relax until you've had your turkey, turn it on thereafter. Easy.

  35. Post update

    Gary Lineker

    BBC Sport

    Gary Lineker: We are staying up, we are staying up. We are staying up, we are staying up. Stunning escape @OfficialFOXES truly stunning!

  36. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Leicester City

    Nigel Pearson is typically Jekyll and Hyde at Sunderland. He's on the pitch with his players, simply clapping fans one moment like a man in control before flipping into a raging bull as he embraces his players seconds later. He just high-fived a player so hard it could be heard in India.


    QPR 2-1 Newcastle

    Some fans rush onto the pitch at Loftus Road. They have nothing to celebrate as they are already down but at least their last home game of the season ends in a win. Questions aplenty for Newcastle United.

    If they draw next week and Hull City win, it won't be good enough.

  38. CLOSE!

    QPR 2-1 Newcastle

    Newcastle free-kick, a good area, 25 yards out and central. Papiss Cisse hits it, rubbish. Catching practice for Alex McCarthy.


    West Ham 1-2 Everton

    Romelu Lukaku's late diving header gives Everton just their fifth away win of the season. It ends a run of consecutive defeats, in which they conceded five goals. West Ham say farewell to Upton Park this season with a defeat.


    Sunderland 0-0 Leicester City

    Leicester City's players are embracing, I'm talking big group hugs. As long as Hull don't turn their game with Tottenham around the Foxes are safe. And they are, it's all over at White Hart Lane. Leicester will be in the Premier League next season.


    Burnley 0-0 Stoke

    Burnley's home Premier League campaign ends with a drab goalless draw. The Turf Moor fans rise to applaud their team. They have certainly not been found lacking in terms of effort this campaign. Stoke reach the 51-point mark - their highest ever Premier League total.


    Tottenham 2-0 Hull City

    Tottenham end the season with what, in truth, was a fairly comfortable win. That it was so comfortable is a damning indictment of Hull and their hopes of remaining in this division. The Tigers huffed and puffed by came nowhere near a roar. Only Newcastle's equal ineptitude is keeping this relegation battle alive.

  43. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Leicester City

    We go into injury time at the Stadium of Light. I'll cartwheel through the office if we have a winner... hang on... I've spoken too soon, Andrej Kramaric HAS AN OPEN NET as Costel Pantilimon again races from his goal, the angle isn't easy... and it's over. Heart in mouth time for home fans.

  44. GOAL

    West Ham 1-2 Everton - Romelu Lukaku

    Lukaku goal

    Everton have nicked this game at the death. Romelu Lukaku shows the most desire in the box to muscle his way to a cross from the right and dive in to head his side towards three points.

    Follow the game here.

  45. CLOSE!

    QPR 2-1 Newcastle

    Newcastle are pushing, here they come, Ayoze Perez on a weaving run, will he ever pass? Yes, to Sammy Ameobi who crosses for Papiss Cisse... deflected wide in the six-yard box by Clint Hill. What a chance.

  46. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Sam Williams: As a Villa fan I would have taken a 15-0 loss today as long as we stay in the division and can rebuild for next season.

    Dennis Edwards: Despite their humiliating defeat today, it looks like the 38 points will be enough to secure Villa's Premiership status.


    Tottenham 2-0 Hull City

    Another hopeless ball is swung straight into Hugo Lloris' hands by Hull. There are just a few more minutes to play of normal time, with three minutes added. Hull need a miracle.

    Tottenham eat some of that time up by withdrawing Harry Kane to be replaced by Roberto Soldado. Kane gets a huge standing ovation from the home crowd for his efforts this season. The first 30-goal Spurs striker since Gary Lineker. Take a bow son.

    Follow the game here.

  48. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Leicester City


    Lee Cattermole is a lucky boy. Already on a booking he commits a foul as Leicester scramble for possession with Costel Pantilimon way out of his goal. The giant keeper had raced out to clear. We are heading for stalemate.

  49. CLOSE!

    QPR 2-1 Newcastle


    BIG CHANCE, Moussa Sissoko can run onto a shot but it's agonisingly wide. He profited from Sammy Ameobi's direct run but cannot hit the target from 12 yards.

  50. Post update

    Tottenham 2-0 Hull City


    Brady chips the free-kick in to the Spurs box but it is headed clear. Hull are a beaten side. Just eight minutes to go.

    Follow the game here.

  51. Post update

    Tottenham 2-0 Hull City

    If Hull are to salvage anything from this afternoon it has to happen now. They have a free-kick in the Tottenham half. Robbie Brady is over it...

  52. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Leicester City

    Esteban Cambiasso stands over free-kick from the angle of the area, dangerous position. Here he comes... oh dear. Has the ball been replaced with one of those plastic ones available at petrol stations back in the 1990s? It's gone high into the stand and seemed to keep gaining elevation at rapid rate.

    By the way, a goal for either side makes them safe. Stick or twist?

  53. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Les Graham: As a Newcastle fan, we deserve to go down. We lack passion and motivation, maybe the championship will give us a reality check

    Daniel Fenton: I can't believe it! Newcastle have the best coach in the premier league and they're losing to QPR!


    QPR 2-1 Newcastle


    A last throw of the dice for Newcastle as the leggy Sammy Ameobi comes on for Remy Cabella.

    The Geordies will still be in charge of their fate next week when they play West Ham but it's not straight forward by any means. For all the permutations, have a look at our entry at 16:32 BST.

  55. Post update

    John Hartson

    BBC Radio 5 live at White Hart Lane

    "Hull have not played badly at all. Spurs started the second half slowly, but two pieces of brilliance, from Chadli and Mason, have put them ahead."

  56. Post update

    Tottenham 2-0 Hull City

    Hull are giving it a go. But you feel it is too little, too late. Stephen Quinn shoots low from the edge of the box but Hugo Lloris saves. If this stays how it is - and you sense it will - Hull will have to win their last game (at home against Manchester United) and hope Sunderland have already lost their game in hand and lose again on the final day or Newcastle fail to win. Hull's saving grace could be a superior goal difference.


    Liverpool v Crystal Palace

    Steven Gerrard is in the Liverpool team to face Crystal Palace this afternoon. It's his final game at Anfield. It's barely been in the press this week so if you didn't know, don't worry.

    You can follow the match on our dedicated live text from Anfield here.

  58. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Leicester City

    Have Sunderland and Leicester City realised a point here is now a good point as others struggle?

    Sunderland v Newcastle

    The home side are under most pressure but this one looks like ending level. Adam Johnson has other ideas, a nice run in from the right flank but his drive at the near post is dealt with by Kasper Schmeichel.

  59. Post update

    Tottenham 2-0 Hull City

    John Hartson

    BBC Radio 5 live at White Hart Lane

    "It does not seem to be quite Hull's day, they have created a lot of half-chances but Spurs have defended well at set-pieces. It seems it's just not going to be Hull's day."

  60. Post update

    Tottenham 2-0 Hull City

    Answers on a postcard as to how Hull have not scored here. Dame N'Doye and Ahmed Elmohamady have a couple of bites at the cherry each from close range - all of which are either scuffed or blocked by a Tottenham defender - before the former acrobatically shoots wide of the far post. Steve Bruce is utterly crestfallen.

    Follow the game here.


    QPR 2-1 Newcastle

    Newcastle have brought Rolando Aarons and Papiss Cisse on for Ryan Taylor and Emmanuel Rivière respectively. They need something and Aarons has an early effort blocked in the box.

  62. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Benjamin Knight: QPR are taking Newcastle down with them!!!!

    Ed Gutteridge: Wow, this Newcastle team really fancy a crack at the Championship, huh?


    QPR 2-1 Newcastle

    Replays of a pull in the box by Nedum Onuoha show Newcastle have a case for a penalty. The defender wraps an arm around Remy Cabella's shoulder and just pulls him down as a cross comes in.

  64. GOAL

    West Ham 1-1 Everton - Leon Osman


    West ham's lead doesn't last long as Everton hit back. Romelu Lukaku's cross from the right finds Leon Osman 10 yards out. He has his back to goal but turns sharply and fires in to the net.

    Follow the game here.

  65. CLOSE!

    QPR 2-1 Newcastle

    Now Newcastle are sweating a bit. Only Hull City's ineptitude will likely save them it seems. Paul Dummett spins on a volley six yards out, over. A good chance.

  66. As it stands

    Premier League table (bottom)
  67. Post update

    Tottenham 2-0 Hull City

    Garth Crooks

    BBC Sport on Final Score

    "For Hull it's now looking like being all about the last game for them. Can they go and get something against Manchester United when they need to?"

  68. Post update

    Tottenham 2-0 Hull City - Danny Rose

    John Hartson

    BBC Radio 5 live at White Hart Lane

    "You will not see a better pass all season as the one from Ryan Mason. He picks out Danny Rose with an incredible dink that takes out all the Hull defenders."

  69. GOAL

    QPR 2-1 Newcastle - Leroy Fer (61 mins)



    Some endeavour from QPR at last in these recent minutes and Matt Phillips slides to doggedly win a ball back which spills into the path of Leroy Fer.

    What he does is anything but dogged. It's class, pure shimmering class. Right footed from around 35 yards, it bristles into the top corner, swerving away from Tim Krul as he dived to his right.

  70. GOAL

    West Ham 1-0 Everton - Stewart Downing (62 mins)


    West Ham take the lead against Everton as Alex Song's neat pass finds Stewart Downing in the box and his curling finish finds the bottom corner.

    Follow the game here.

  71. CLOSE!

    Sunderland 0-0 Leicester City

    Van Aanholt

    Patrick van Aanholt sizes one up, inside-left channel, he pings left-footed across goal and around three feet wide.

  72. GOAL

    Tottenham 2-0 Hull City - Danny Rose (61 mins)


    Game over? Season over for Hull? It is a well-workd goal from Spurs' point of view as they work the bal across the box before Ryan Mason chips forward for Danny Rose to slice home on the volley. Hull's task is huge now.


    Sunderland 0-0 Leicester City

    And in the first meaningful action of the second half at the Stadium of Light, Liam Bridcutt - on a booking - is replaced by Adam Johnson.

  74. Post update

    Tottenham 1-0 Hull City

    Stuart Pearce

    Former England left-back on Final Score

    "We've been sat here watching that game seeing Hull create chances and then the sucker punch has come and Tottenham have scored on the counter. If Hull lose here, I can't see them winning their last game. Heads will go down."


    Tottenham 1-0 Hull City

    Tottenham's tails are up. Harry Kane is sent running into Hull's half but he takes on the shot early and drags his shot past the far post.

    That is the cue for a change as Mousa Dembele replaces Christian Eriksen.

    Follow the game here.

  76. GOAL

    QPR 1-1 Newcastle - Matt Phillips (54 mins)


    John Carver stands hands on hips in the technical area, his side have done what they usually do, concede away from home. That's 16 in five away games for the Toon.

    Simple stuff too. Charlie Austin produced a lovely left-foot cross moments ago, this time he switches and clips in from the right as Matt Phillips lurks at the back post. A good leap above his man, Tim Krul cannot cover across goal quickly enough and it's in at the near post.

  77. CLOSE!

    QPR 0-1 Newcastle

    A long punt, Charlie Austin chases, Paul Dummett and Fabricio Coloccini should deal with this, bounce... bounce. Austin has the muscle, he fashion shooting space but flashes wide from 10 yards. The angle was against him.

  78. Post update

    Tottenham 1-0 Hull City - Nacer Chadli

    John Hartson

    BBC Radio 5 live at White Hart Lane

    "It's a really good run from Chadli, there was a great through-ball, then he goes around Harper, and slides it into the empty net. Spurs take the lead against the run of play - I was just about to say that they had hardly got out of their own half since half-time."


    QPR 0-1 Newcastle


    Joey Barton is in the book for a heavy challenge on the touchline which left Jonas Gutierrez in a heap. The look of frustration on Barton's face is pronounced.

  80. GOAL

    Tottenham 1-0 Hull City - Nacer Chadli (54 mins)


    How significant a goal could this be? Just after Nikica Jelavic is flagged offside after getting into a good position, Spurs rub salt in the wound as Erik Lamela finds Nacer Chadli, who rounds the keeper and slots into the empty net. Hull are sinking. Three points currently separate them and safety. The Tigers need something big.

    Follow the game here.

  81. Post update

    QPR 0-1 Newcastle

    Emmanuel Riviere
  82. Text us on 81111

    Freddie, Bristol: University finals on Monday taking a backseat with NUFC's survival on the line!

  83. Post update

    Tottenham 0-0 Hull City

    Hull have come out with some real intent and they come very close to taking the lead as Stephen Quinn's cross just beats the head of Nikica Jelavic in the box, bounces off Danny Rose and goes wide. Steve Bruce has spent most of the game on his feet. Now his head is in his hands.

  84. CLOSE!

    QPR 0-1 Newcastle

    Queens Park Rangers must score... GOAL... no. Jonas Gutierrez is the Newcastle saviour on the goal line. Brilliant stuff from Charlie Austin to weave crossing space and a delightful clip to the back post, Matt Phillips to apply the finish from six yards, Gutierrez denied him. A brave block but he shouldn't have been given a chance.

  85. Post update

    Tottenham 0-0 Hull City

    John Hartson

    BBC Radio 5 live at White Hart Lane

    "It's very evenly balanced, it's a case of one goal might settle it. Hull put a lot, physically and mentally, into the first half, but can they keep it up? Spurs were not at their best and I feel they might get better as the game goes on."


    QPR 0-1 Newcastle

    Yun Suk-young on for Steven Caulker in a defensive change and Junior Hoillett is replaced by 18-year-old striker Reece Grego-Cox.

  87. KICK-OFF

    QPR 0-1 Newcastle

    A few minutes later than the rest, the game at Loftus Road is under way.

  88. Post update

    Tottenham 0-0 Hull City

    Dame N'Doye has a half-chance to create something in the box as the ball is swung in to his feet from the right, but he is crowded out by two Spurs defenders. Soon after, a Hull corner is delivered to the head of Paul McShane, who heads wide. Good start to the half from the visitors.

  89. Text us on 81111

    Phil, Fareham: QPR are a disgrace, they have a duty to the league - not least to Leicester, Sunderland, Villa and Hull - to put in 100%. And I actually want Newcastle to stay up.

    Matt: As a Birmingham fan I have great memories of the Europa League when we were in it, forget the talk about not wanting it I bet the fans do and isn't that what football is all about.

  90. KICK-OFF

    And we are back under way everywhere in the Premier League but Loftus Road. This is because of that Rob Green injury.

  91. Post update

    I miss the good old times when players scored three goals in three minutes on the way to their team hitting six. We've got players heading back out on to Premier League pitches. Second halves coming up...

  92. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Leicester City

    Robert Huth is a defender's defender isn't he? No need for playing the ball out from the back for this guy. Frankly, he finds the idea of building play confusing. In over 45 first-half minutes the German played five passes. He lost the ball with three of them.

  93. On the bus for Stevie

    Mamadou Sakho and Kolo Toure

    Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho tweets: On the road to Anfield #ThanksStevie #YNWAStevie

  94. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Robert Willis: Sat chewing my nails, refreshing bbc sport on mobile, with iffy net connection in Zante. Come on Toon!

    Carwyn Rees: Newcastle winning, Leicester looking comfy and Hull looking good vs Spurs. Excitement till the very last whistle.

  95. Post update

    QPR 0-1 Newcastle

    Are Queens Park Rangers overly enthused by this game? They have been void of thought or creativity but have at least covered over 51km as a team, around one kilometre less than their visitors.

    They certainly have effort on show but guile, threat and conviction, not so much.

  96. Post update

    West Ham 0-0 Everton


    Not much between the teams at Upton Park. West Ham feel they should have had a penalty after Cresswell's cross appeared to hit Coleman's arm. Lukaku curled a great effort high and wide for Everton while Stuart Downing had the home side's best chance.

    In the all important Fair Play table it is advantage West Ham as Everton's Barry and Coleman went into Mr Friend's book while Reid was shown a yellow for the Hammers.

  97. Few goals, plenty of tension

    So far, it is an afternoon light on Premier League goals but steadily increasing in tension. Of the teams in relegation trouble at the start of play, Newcastle will undoubtedly be the happiest with their afternoon's work so far. They have the goal that lifts them up to 14th and, as it stands, top-flight safety. Hull are the team most in need. If they cannot find a goal at Spurs you suspect that could be curtains.


    QPR 0-1 Newcastle


    Sunderland 0-0 Leicester City

  100. GREAT SAVE!

    QPR 0-1 Newcastle

    Think Gordon Banks down at the near post from Pele. Take away several degrees of difficulty and that's this Alex McCarthy save. It was a Daryl Janmaat shot which deflected into the path of Fabricio Coloccini and he stabbed goalwards to find McCarthy down at his near post to tip it around.

    Another Newcastle goal and this is over. QPR are like a kid on the last day of term, arms folded, at ease with the world.

  101. Team of the season


    BBC Final Score

    Final Score team of the season midfielders

    The Final Score boys have picked Chelsea's Nemanja Matic and Manchester United's Michael Carrick from the shortlist of central midfielders for the team of the season.

    Do you agree? Have your say via #bbcfootball

  102. Text us on 81111

    Josh, Crowborough: All this talk of clubs not wanting to play in Europe incenses me, players don't have the hunger they used to.

  103. Post update

    Tottenham 0-0 Hull City

    John Hartson

    BBC Radio 5 live at White Hart Lane


    "I think Hull and Steve Bruce will be the happier, because Spurs are at home. Hull are desperate for the points, they have committed themselves, stuck to a structure and been unfortunate once or twice. 0-0 is probably about right."

  104. HALF-TIME

    West Ham 0-0 Everton

  105. HALF-TIME

    Burnley 0-0 Stoke

  106. Post update

    Tottenham 0-0 Hull City

    John Hartson

    BBC Radio 5 live at White Hart Lane

    "Hull are defending well and offensively we have seen enough to suggest they can score today, because Elmohamady has got in behind Rose down the right."

  107. HALF-TIME

    Tottenham 0-0 Hull City


    Sunderland 0-0 Leicester City

    Riyad Mahrez was at the double for Leicester City last week but has had little impact today. He races away from Lee Cattermole does he? No. No one does do they. Professional foul from Cattermole ends the attack before it gets going.

  109. Post update

    Tottenham 0-0 Hull City

    Nikica Jelavic touchmap

    As you can see from this touch map, Nikica Jelavic is struggling to get into the game. He's had openings but has done nothing with them. Hull need more from their main striker.

  110. As it stands...


    Wipe down that sweaty brow Hull fans. Is the air thinner up there Geordies?

  111. Post update

    QPR 0-1 Newcastle

    This is worrying stuff for Queens Park Rangers. They are under the hammer here and no one more so than Nedum Onuoha at right back as Remy Cabella is the man taking much of Newcastle's play forward down the left.

    Opta thirds of pitch

    His cross is cleared but put back in the mixer and Fabricio Coloccini heads down for the goalscorer but Emmanuel Riviere cannot get his feet organised and gets robbed in the box. A first-time hit was needed.

  112. Text us on 81111

    QPR 0-1 Newcastle

    Rob from Newcastle: £6m. 18 hours of football. One goal. One man. Emmanuel Riviere. Worth every penny.

    David, Worcs: Riviere could be the worst player ever to become a club legend if that goal keeps us up.

  113. Post update

    Tottenham 0-0 Hull City


    There are some very cagey games in the Premier League this afternoon. Cagier than the Ghost Rider box set. Just the one goal so far, but a significant one as it has lifted Newcastle to safety as it stands. Hull remain the team in occupation of the final relegation spot. They could dearly do with a goal at Spurs, but so far they are struggling to make any impact in the final third.

  114. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Leicester City

    Now then, Connor Wickham gets tugged own near the edge of the box and Sunderland could be onto something here. Lots of interest in this one, Sebastian Larsson is orchestrating things like an NFL quarterback...

    It's rubbish. The Swede took it short for Wickham to blast into the wall.

  115. Post update

    Tottenham 0-0 Hull City

    Hull have kept Tottenham relatively quiet, but their problem is how to shift up the gears and open up without becoming more susceptible at the back? Tottenham give warning of the threat they pose as Ryan Mason cuts a ball back for Erik Lamela to slide in and knock wide of the post.

  116. Le record leveller...

    QPR 0-1 Newcastle

  117. Post update

    Tottenham 0-0 Hull City

    John Hartson

    BBC Radio 5 live at White Hart Lane

    "Jelavic has looked very sharp, and as long as Hull keep creating chances for him, eventually he will score one for you because he's a great finisher."


    QPR 0-1 Newcastle

    Rob Green plods off with help from a physio. He gets a standing ovation and who knows, that could be the end of his QPR career right there. Alex McCarthy is coming on in his place.

  119. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Nico Lennon: Get in! Riviere's had poor season by anyone's standards but that goal would more than repay transfer fee if it keeps us up

    Rob Cobban: Leicester league position graph upside down looks exactly like table mountain. Lions head and all. Wonder if they planned that?

  120. CLOSE!

    Sunderland 0-0 Leicester City


    Still we wait for an opener at Sunderland. It's nervy. A corner comes in and defenders pull strikers, strikers pull defenders, it's a grapple-heavy zone. Wes Morgan gets an inch of space and prods at goal but it's hacked away. He couldn't get any purchase on it.

  121. OUCH!

    QPR 0-1 Newcastle


    One way for Joey Barton to get rid of the "bad eggs" he has highlighted in the Queens Park Rangers dressing room is to wipe them all out. We don't know Rob Green is a bad egg, he looks a good sort, but Barton has just crushed a knee cap into the goalkeepers face.

    It's a hide-your-eyes moment. There is blood and Green will do well to play on. Out on the canvas in his six-yard box.

  122. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Fraser McIntosh: That is one BIG goal for Newcastle. Bad news for Hull. Steve Bruce will be crying a Riviere.

  123. Post update

    QPR 0-1 Newcastle

    Another look at the Newcastle opener and we can see why Queens Park Rangers are preparing for the drop. It's a route one ball over the top from Tim Krul which Emmanuel Riviere pulls down. Such simplicity.

  124. Post update

    Tottenham 0-0 Hull City


    Hull play a risky game allowing Christian Eriksen to dance through their defence and set up Harry Kane on an angle on the left. Kane was burying these earlier in the season. Fortunately for Hull, he drags his shot across goal and wide.

    With Sunderland currently being held by Leicester, Hull still have a rival only two points above them. But Newcastle's goal has propelled them to 14th in the table and four points clear of the Tigers.


    Sunderland 0-0 Leicester City

    A concerned Dick Advocaat looks on as Liam Bridcutt gets treatment. As he gets to his feet the yellow card is brandished his way. It was his heavy tackle that led to injury. Off he hobbles, the magic sponge will right him. No lasting damage.

  126. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Rob Gibson: I knew Riviere would score, knew it. The floodgates will open now, hopefully in the PL not the Championship!

  127. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Leicester City


    Danny Graham peels away into space, can Lee Cattermole find him? Yes he can... volley... save. A good effort from 12 yards.

  128. Post update

    QPR 0-1 Newcastle

    Garth Crooks

    BBC Sport on Final Score

    "The reason Emmanuel Riviere looks offside is he's standing on his own and the two QPR centre-backs either side of him are standing still and I have no idea what they're looking at."

  129. Post update

    Tottenham 0-0 Hull City

    John Hartson

    BBC Radio 5 live at White Hart Lane

    "Hull can't worry about elsewhere, they have made a good start, they not looked overawed, and they have taken the game to Spurs."

  130. Post update

    Tottenham 0-0 Hull City

    The pressure is on Hull now after that Newcastle goal. They have a good chance to match their relegation rivals with an opening goal but Nikica Jelavic is not quick enough to pull away from the Tottenham defence after briefly appearing to have broken through. The home ranks rally, close the Tigers striker down and clear.

  131. GOAL

    QPR 0-1 Newcastle - Emmanuel Riviere


    Oh yes. the back flips, the somersaults. It's like Lomana LuaLua all over again. Emmanuel Riviere has his first Newcastle goal. It's not pretty, he slips as he hits it, the ball cannons off both legs, but does he care? Not a jot. Away he goes to celebrate.

    A long ball did the damage and he slipped in behind the home defence, pulled it down nicely and shot right footed - loosing his footing in the process - and his initial strike deflected of what should have been his standing leg, over Rob Green and in.

  132. Post update

    QPR 0-0 Newcastle

    Robert Green has to flap a cross clear as the ball spins violently across QPR's six-yard box. Moussa Sissoko whipped in a nice delivery and the away side are growing in confidence here. Rangers have leaked 67 goals this season remember. A big opportunity this for John Carver's side.

  133. Text us on 81111

    Adam, London: "These games are so boring, not even three goals yet and it's already been 20 minutes."

  134. Post update

    Tottenham 0-0 Hull City

    John Hartson</