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Summary

  1. Man Utd beaten 2-1 at home by Norwich
  2. Leicester top at Christmas after 3-2 win at Everton
  3. Chelsea beat Sunderland 3-1 in front of new boss Hiddink
  4. Spurs move into top four with 2-0 win at Southampton
  5. Former Match of the Day presenter Jimmy Hill dies aged 87

Live Reporting

By Tom Rostance

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    And with that, we bid you farewell.

    See you all tomorrow for another busy afternoon of Premier League football. Until then!

  2. Get Involved

    Newcastle 1-0 Aston Villa

    David Higginson: How can we be this bad? Do the players actually go to training or do they just nip to the Belfry instead?

    Aidan Mifsud: Hard finding something witty to say about villa struggling and sinking on this waterlogged pitch. At least it's funny.

  3. 'The hosts have been the better side'

    Newcastle 1-0 Aston Villa

    BBC Newcastle

    Former Newcastle United defender John Anderson on BBC Newcastle

    "Newcastle haven't created a great deal or worked the Villa keeper much, but the hosts have been the better side and deserve the lead. 

    "Newcastle's groundsmen need to get on there now and get to work, because there are patches of standing water."

    Newcastle United v Aston Villa
  4. Post update

    Newcastle 1-0 Aston Villa

    This game could be in doubt you know, the rain shows no signs of slacking off and the ball is not rolling too well across the centre circle. 

    That's half time. 

  5. 'It wasn't the greatest strike in the world!'

    Newcastle 1-0 Aston Villa

    BBC Newcastle

    Former Newcastle United defender John Anderson on BBC Newcastle

    "It's an awful corner kick, and it wasn't the greatest strike in the world either! It was poor defending as well to let the ball roll all that way, but Fabricio Coloccini and Newcastle will take it!"  

    Fabricio Coloccini
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    Newcastle 1-0 Aston Villa

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  7. GOAL - Newcastle 1-0 Aston Villa

    Fabricio Coloccini

    A goal out of nothing as a scruffy corner is bundled in by captain Fabricio Coloccini.

    The rain is horrendous, could this one even get called off? Follow it here.

    Fabricio Coloccini celebrates his opener for Newcastle
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    Ho ho ho, Mike...

  9. Ton up for Kane

    Southampton 0-2 Tottenham

  10. Post update

    Newcastle 0-0 Aston Villa

    I'm not going to lie to you, this is a shocker.

    But if I can tempt you for more coverage of said shocker join Andy Cryer here.

  11. 'Villa will grow in confidence'

    Newcastle 0-0 Aston Villa

    BBC Newcastle

    Former Newcastle United defender John Anderson on BBC Newcastle

    "Newcastle are so lacklustre. Both sides are passing the ball around so aimlessly, it's like they both want a ball each. 

    "The longer this goes on, Villa will grow in confidence because they haven't been asked any questions by the Magpies."

    Jack Colback and Jordan Veretout
  12. Post update

    Newcastle 0-0 Aston Villa

    Aston Villa have gone 15 Premier League games without a win (D3, L12), the longest run without a victory in their league history. No Premier League team with as few points after 16 games as Aston Villa (six) has stayed up. They have kept just two clean sheets in their 16 league games this season.

  13. 'Villa haven't yet shown anything at all'

    Newcastle 0-0 Aston Villa

    BBC Newcastle

    Former Newcastle United defender John Anderson on BBC Newcastle

    "Villa haven't yet shown anything at all. There are a number of visiting players, particularly certain midfielders, that look really poor."  

  14. Leicester on top

  15. 'We came here with no fear'

    Man Utd 1-2 Norwich

    Norwich City

    Norwich captain Russell Martin told Sky: “I’m sure a lot of people will be talking about Manchester United’s performance, but I thought we thoroughly deserved it. To a man we were outstanding. 

    "You can talk about game plan and tactics all you like, but this week we just decided to go out on the front foot and see where that took us.

    “We came up here with no fear, even though they’d not lost a league game at Old Trafford all season. We used the ball well, pressed with intensity and there was a real desire that has won us the game."

  16. 'We can't accept that'

    More from Van Gaal

    Manchester United

    Asked if the pressure is building, Louis Van Gaal added: "That’s the football world. I know that, my board knows that, my players know that. We’re not used to that because normally we win, so it’s a difficult period. 

    "We've lost three matches in a row so it’s not happening so much for Manchester United. We can’t accept that and that’s why I have to repeat, we have to stick together and believe in ourselves.

    “I’ve encountered these circumstances also with other teams and other staff. The main thing is that you have to be professional and do the things that you have to do and work very hard to come out of this bad period."

    Asked if he will be given time to turn it round, he added: “It’s not up to me I think to say about that question but we shall see."

    Louis van gaal
  17. 'Today we eradicated those mistakes'

    Man Utd 1-2 Norwich

    Norwich City

    Norwich boss Alex Neill told BBC Sport: “It’s a really important win. We’ve been in most of the games against the bigger sides, our problem has been that we’ve been the makers of our own downfall if you like, but today we eradicated those mistakes. The boys were fantastic and deserved to win the game.

    “We wanted to attack this league and sometimes you take a bit of a hiding on the back of that, but since we lost to Newcastle we’ve been a lot more resilient and harder to break down. Hopefully we’ve kick-started something with this win. We deserved this victory.

    "We’ve got important games coming up, we’ve not got as many points on the board as we’d have liked but this is a welcome three points and hopefully we can add to that tally over the Christmas period."

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  19. 'That was not good enough'

    Man Utd 1-2 Norwich

    Louis van Gaal

    Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal told BBC Sport: “I can say a lot of things but every word is too much I think. You can see what confidence is doing to the players.

    "Now it’s very important that everybody sticks together, but that was not good enough today. We have to win against Norwich and we know that."

  20. 'Deeper into the pressure pot'

    Chelsea 3-1 Sunderland

    Sunderland

    Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce, speaking to BBC Sport: "We looked frightened of going out to play. We didn't get to grips in midfield and we didn't go up against them. We picked a team to put them under pressure but we didn't really do that.

    "When we gave them the first goal early it lifted the whole stadium. Right from the start we made life very difficult for ourselves. I was happy to get in at half-time just 2-0 down. The worrying thing for me is that again the personnel haven't carried out instructions and again I have had to change things. It’s not what you want to do but you have to react and for a time we were a little better, but then we did the most stupid thing of all which was to give them a penalty.

    "After that we saw something like what we should be, we put them under a bit of pressure, but it was far too late.  

    "This performance didn't deserve anything but certainly against Watford and Arsenal we felt hard done by. My worry is that we are not picking up points with the performances, and that is what we have to turn around. If we can do some business in the January window it will help us.

    "Every game that goes by without a point puts you deeper and deeper into the pressure pot."

  21. LvG in trouble?

    Man Utd 1-2 Norwich

    As if this week was short of football stories, could we possibly see a change in management at Manchester United?

    Louis van Gaal was asked if he will be given time to turn things around. 'We shall see,' he said. Rather unconvincing...

  22. 'Man Utd can win title'

    Gary Bowyer

    Former Blackburn manager on BBC Radio 5 live

    "Louis van Gaal has a philosophy he knows works. They’re fourth and there’s not much in it. You get judged on results. 

    "If they finish top, then I don’t think many people will be moaning. 

    "If they can get the right player in January to give them a boost, and with the players they have coming back from injury, there’s no reason they can’t win it."

  23. 'We need an experienced manager'

    Chelsea 3-1 Sunderland

    Chelsea

    Guus Hiddink

    Chelsea coach Steve Holland: 

    On fans appearing to criticise certain players:

    “It’s a difficult question for me to answer. My personal situation would be last season we won the Premier League and the League Cup and I felt part of that. When things aren't going well you have to accept equal responsibility if you are involved.

    "As far as I am concerned I am always involved in the bad periods as well as the good periods. It’s an issue of collective responsibility.

    "It's difficult for everyone. Obviously the supporters have a right to express their opinion. I have to say I am not a big social media guy, that’s not a road I go down but clearly the fans had a view on certain things today and it is their right to do that.

    "I don’t know Guus [Hiddink] well but I have spoken to Ray Wilkins who has worked with him before to try and get an idea of the sort of guy he is. Ray was very complimentary on the football and as a person.

    "My own view is that we need an experienced manager. We had one, and now we have another."

  24. 'It’s an issue of collective responsibility'

    Chelsea 3-1 Sunderland

    Chelsea

    Chelsea coach Steve Holland, who took charge of the Blues today: “The situation today for me is one that comes with my role as a club man. You get close to the people you work with, and it’s sad when that changes, but we had an important game two days after and I had a responsibility to the fans and the club. I am happy with the result but it is raw. I feel the way I feel.

    “The first half they played well in general. The early goal gave the players a boost of confidence, but the team is still fragile to an extent. They are used to setbacks in recent weeks so we wobbled a bit in the second half. In the end I thought they saw the game out fairly comfortably."

  25. United on the verge of 'a serious problem'

    Man Utd 1-2 Norwich

    Danny Mills

    Former Man City defender, Final Score

    "Manchester United have got Stoke away and Chelsea at home in their next two games. If they fail to win in both of those then United will have a serious problem."

    Daley Blind dejected after Manchester United lose to Norwich at home
  26. 'The Magpies should win'

    Newcastle v Aston Villa (17:30 GMT)

    BBC Newcastle

    Former Newcastle United defender John Anderson on BBC Newcastle

    "I don't think Newcastle have to play as well as they did against Tottenham in order to beat this Villa side. Show anything like the same effort and commitment and the Magpies should win."

  27. 'Mahrez is the real deal'

    Everton 1-3 Leicester

    Danny Mills

    Former Man City defender, Final Score

    "Huth was missing today for Leicester, which could have been big. But Mahrez is the real deal, and I wouldn't be surprised if some of the big teams, even big teams on the continent, come in for him in January."

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  29. Good point

    Well made...

  30. 'We were totally dominant'

    Stoke 1-2 Crystal Palace

    Stoke City

    Stoke manager Mark Hughes: "We were the totally dominant side, there is no way we should have lost that game. Crystal Palace were resolute and had the benefit of a penalty and then they were happy to sit back and hit us on the break. It's two years running they have come here and nicked the pionts. If they were honest they would say they didn't deserve to win today.

    "We tried to get back into the game, could have converted any number of chances and then the lad scores a wonder goal. He hasn't scored many like that in his career!

    "We are playing well enough, on another day we would have won."

    Stoke manager Mark Hughes
  31. 'We still feel the faith'

    Man Utd 1-2 Norwich

    Manchester United midfielder Daley Blind told Sky: "We still feel the faith of our fans, even when we were behind today they still gave us their backing. It’s important to stick together and try to bounce back.

    “It’s very disappointing if you have most of the possession but Norwich countered us well.

    “We’re working hard out on the training ground on every aspect of the game. We must stick together as a team and work hard to improve. I believe we’ll come good doing it this way.

    “It’s important for us that the fans are standing behind us. We feel that support out on the pitch and it’s important that we stick together. We have the best fans in the world." 

  32. 'It will wake Asia up'

    Stoke 1-2 Crystal Palace

    Crystal Palace

    Lee Chung-yong
    Image caption: "WAKE UPPPPP!!!!!!!!!"""

    Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew: "Stoke bossed us in the second half but we showed the qualities which are why we are where we are. We have been terrific away from home ever since I have been here.

    "We are dangerous when he have the first goal as we have pace on the break. Stoke were due a goal for sure, they put some real quality in and a draw would have been a fair result.

    "The goal which won it was brilliant. It will wake all of Asia up tonight. We want to fight for that sixth place."

  33. 'Players had smiles on their faces'

    Chelsea 3-1 Sunderland

    Danny Mills

    Former Man City defender, Final Score

    "Chelsea had attitude and desire, and came out energetic and on the front foot. They looked like they wanted to win the game. Players had smiles on their faces, something you weren't seeing under Mourinho. 

    "I am a massive fan of Jose but it looks like the right decision because, based on today, it's obvious that players weren't playing for him."

  34. 'Our thoughts are with Jose'

    Chelsea 3-1 Sunderland

    Chelsea defender John Terry: "We needed to win and we've done that. Second half was not as good but we are delighted with the three points.

    "There was a lot of pressure before the game but we brought it on ourselves. Absolutely and rightly so as well. Chelsea is such a big club. We are not used to being here, we've had a lot of good times in the last 10 years. 

    "Rightly so the fans are disappointed and so are we, we don't want to be where we are.

    "Guus Hiddink's training is very intense. He is a great man manager as well. Credit to all the players. Our thoughts are with the manager, because we are disappointed, it falls on his head unfortunately."

    John Terry
  35. TEAM NEWS

    Newcastle v Aston Villa (17:30 GMT)

    Newcastle manager Steve McClaren names an unchanged side from the team that won 2-1 at Tottenham last weekend.

    Newcastle XI: Elliot, Janmaat, Mbemba, Coloccini, Dummett Sissoko, Anita, Colback, Wijnaldum, De Jong, Cisse

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    Aston Villa manager Remi Garde makes one change from the side that lost 2-0 at home to Arsenal last weekend. Striker Rudy Gestede drops to the bench, and midfielder Ashley Westwood comes in.

    Aston Villa XI: Guzan, Hutton, Okore, Lescott, Bacuna, Sanchez, Gueye, Westwood, Sinclair, Ayew, Veretout.

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  36. 'An emotional day for us all'

    Chelsea 3-1 Sunderland

    Chelsea

    Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic: "We started the game well. The first couple of goals helped make the pressure on us before the game go away.

    "The early goal brings you confidence, which you need for this kind of game. When we concede we are still a little bit shaking, we don't have confidence to hold this pressure but we will improve.

    "I can understand the frustration of the fans, it is normal. We all know what Jose Mourinho to this club and nothing can change that. It was an emotional day for all of us.

    "We all have responsibility. The players put Chelsea in this position and the only way to change this position is the players. We have to be strong as a group."

  37. 'Disgraceful!'

    Chelsea 3-1 Sunderland

    Mark Lawrenson

    Former Liverpool defender at Goodison Park for 5 live Sport

    "That result tells you everything you need to know about footballers. Disgraceful." 

  38. Football League round-up

    Championship

    Derby climb to second place after Tom Ince scored his fourth goal in two games to seal a 1-0 win at Ipswich. Paul Clement's side replace Brighton, who surrendered their unbeaten league record after going down 3-0 at home to leaders Middlesbrough earlier in the day.

    Hull missed a chance to go third, the Tigers losing 2-0 to a Rotherham side who stemmed a three-game losing streak as Joe Newell added to a first-half penalty from Lee Frecklington. Scott Arfield inspired Burnley to a first win in six games with two goals as they beat Charlton 4-0.

    Brentford made it 12 games unbeaten against teams in the bottom half with a comfortable 4-2 victory over Huddersfield. Bottom side Bolton were five minutes away from a first victory in 16 attempts until Ross McCormack levelled for Fulham.

    Nottingham Forest beat MK Dons 2-1 thanks to early goals from Nelson Oliveira and Ryan Mendez, and it's three straight draws for new QPR boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, whose side failed to hold onto the lead at Bristol City.

  39. Get Involved

    Man Utd 1-2 Norwich

    Ted, Salford: Mourinho for United? With his contempt for rules, for decency and, his contempt for bringing through youth players, his disdain for attacking football, his win-at-all-costs philosophy? It would be the final nail in the coffin of a once great club.  

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  40. Topsy-turvy

    Leicester top at Christmas

  41. 'Leicester look like the only team trying to win the league!'

    Everton 1-3 Leicester

    Mark Lawrenson

    Former Liverpool defender at Goodison Park for 5 live Sport

    "It was a really entertaining game and very, very open. You can't miss a heartbeat. 

    "The pace is everywhere in the Leicester team. Once they run at you they find space and they are so very difficult to play against. 

    "It's that pace on the break, and their finishing, which is why they are top of the league at the moment. And I think they look like the only team trying to win it!"

    Leicester celebrate their third
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  43. Post update

    Everton 2-3 Leicester

    Leicester were bottom of the table last Christmas, but will tuck into their (calorie-controlled, nutritionally balanced) dinner on Christmas Day top of the pile.

    What a year!

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  45. Quite Interesting

    Man Utd 1-2 Norwich

  46. FULL-TIME

    Everton 2-3 Leicester

    Jamie Vardy applauds

    A brilliant, brilliant game. Leicester are top at Christmas!

  47. FULL-TIME

    West Brom 1-2 Bournemouth

    Charlie Daniels celebrates his winner for Bournemouth
  48. FULL-TIME

    Stoke 1-2 Crystal Palace

    Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew
  49. Post update

    Chelsea 3-1 Sunderland

    Chris Sutton

    Former Chelsea & Norwich striker on Final Score

    "Chelsea made the right decision at the right time to sack Jose Mourinho, but watching that today he will be feeling robbed. They did not play like that for him."

  50. RED CARD FOR WEST BROM

    Salomon Rondon

    Salomon Rondon is shown a red card

    What are you doing?

    Salomon Rondon leans into Bournemouth's Adam Smith with his head and sends him tumbling.

    The Baggies are down to nine.

  51. Post update

    Everton 2-3 Leicester

    Leo Ulloa is in on the counter, he comes inside and Tim Howard saves well!

  52. FULL-TIME

    Man Utd 1-2 Norwich

    Louis van Gaal looks dejected

    What a win for Norwich! More home woe for Manchester United.

  53. FULL-TIME

    Southampton 0-2 Tottenham

    Tottenham players
  54. SITTER!

    Man Utd 1-2 Norwich

    What a chance! Manchester United lamp it downfield, Chris Smalling is in behind, he can head it home or lay it off to Wayne Rooney but instead he heads wide!

  55. Post update

    Stoke 1-2 Crystal Palace

    Stoke are pushing for another leveller. Xherdan Shaqiri has a shot blocked...

  56. Abramovich justified?

    Chelsea 3-1 Sunderland

    Danny Mills

    Former Man City defender, Final Score

    "This performance almost justifies Abramovich sacking Jose Mourinho..."  

  57. Post update

    Man Utd 1-2 Norwich

    Chris Sutton

    Former Chelsea & Norwich striker on Final Score

    "Anthony Marital scored because he was in the box, but he's spent most of the game out wide.

    "Manchester United have not thrown enough caution to the wind today. There has been no bodies in the box, and Norwich have had the greater threat going forward."

  58. FULL-TIME

    Chelsea 3-1 Sunderland

    John Terry applauds

    Muted celebrations at Chelsea.

    The second half wasn't entirely convincing but the are back to winning ways.

  59. Mirallas miracle?

    Everton 2-3 Leicester

    Everton back in it? Ross Barkley with a wonderful backheel to sub Kevin Mirallas, who swivels and plants a low shot into the corner from 17 yards out,

  60. GOAL - Everton 2-3 Leicester

    Kevin Mirallas

    Kevin Mirallas scores
  61. Post update

    Stoke 1-2 Crystal Palace

    That is brilliant from Lee Chung-Yong.

    He strikes from 30 yards and it rifles into the back of the net.

    Palace go sixth in the table as results stand, level with fifth and fourth.

  62. 'Now Palace are up into fifth!'

    Stoke 1-2 Crystal Palace

    Danny Mills

    Former Man City defender, Final Score

    "Fabulous finish after a bit of pinball, with the ball bouncing all over the shop. And now Palace are up into fifth!"

    Stoke City manager Mark Hughes
  63. Post update

    Wet Brom 1-2 Bournemouth

    Chris Sutton

    Former Chelsea & Norwich striker on Final Score

    "The initial contact for Bournemouth's penalty was outside the box. I am absolutely sure it is not a penalty."

  64. Vardy injury?

    Everton 1-3 Leicester

    Jamie Vardy comes off for Leicester, just holding the back of his leg on his way out. A hamstring injury?

  65. Post update

    West Brom 1-2 Bournemouth

    That is emphatic from Charlie Daniels.

    The midfielder's spot kick goes in off the bar after Dan Gosling is brought down by Darren Fletcher.

    Outside the area? Possibly.

  66. Post update

    Man Utd 1-2 Norwich

    Ryan Giggs is out on the touchline waving his arms around. Can he inspire a comeback? United still have only had two shots on target...

  67. GOAL - Stoke 1-2 Crystal Palace

    Lee Chung-yong

    Lee Chung-yong celebrates
  68. GOAL - West Brom 1-2 Bournemouth

    Charlie Daniels (pen)

    Charlie Daniels
  69. 'It's just not good enough'

    Man Utd 1-2 Norwich

    Danny Mills

    Former Man City defender, Final Score

    "United have had all the possession today, but with two shots on target in the entire game it's just not good enough."

  70. PENALTY TO BOURNEMOUTH

    West Brom 1-1 Bournemouth

  71. CLOSE!

    Stoke 1-1 Crystal Palace

    Xherdan Shaqiri - that is audacious.

    The Stoke midfielder fires a free-kick towards goal from 40 yards and it is just wide.

  72. Post update

    Everton 1-3 Leicester

    Something to work on. I've not seen this from Romelu Lukaku before, he approaches a free-kick like Cristiano Ronaldo, stalking it head on and then leaning back and firing into the Gladwys...

  73. Post update

    West Brom 1-1 Bournemouth

    Craig Dawson rises unmarked but heads Craig Gardner's free kick wide. The Baggies are going for a winner.

  74. GREAT SAVE!

    Man Utd 1-2 Norwich

    David de Gea was at fault for Norwich's opener but he's made a key save there to keep out Youssouf Mulumbu! Almost game over.

  75. Post update

    Chelsea 3-1 Sunderland

    Pedro should score.

    He is put through by Willian but, with just goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon to beat, he prods the ball over.

    A poor first touch lets him down.

  76. Football League latest

    League One

    Bradford City have kept clean sheets in eight of their last nine games, a handy statistic after Tony McMahon put them 1-0 up at Chesterfield.

    Paul Keegan has levelled for Doncaster, who fell behind to a Callum Butcher Brace after taking a first-half lead through Andy Williams at leaders Burton. It's 2-2 at the Pirelli Stadium.

  77. Post update

    West Brom 1-1 Blournemouth

    The Hawthorns erupts.

    Gareth McAuley rises to glance a header from a corner towards goal. It hits the far post and crosses the line.

    Gareth McAuley scores for West Brom
  78. GOAL - West Brom 1-1 Bournemouth

    Gareth McAuley

    Gareth McAuley celebrates
  79. Post update

    Southampton 0-2 Tottenham

    Spurs are managing this game really well, just ticking over and seeing it out. Harry Kane almost got on the end of a Christian Eriksen free-kick.

  80. Post update

    Chelsea 3-1 Sunderland

    Loic Remy bursts down the right, he cuts in but his curling shot is easily parried away by Costel Pantilimon.

  81. Post update

    Everton 1-3 Leicester

    Does anyone think that Leicester winning the league would be a bad thing? They might do it you know. Not many teams come to Goodison and put Everton away. It's not done yet though as Ross Barkley has a shot deflected narrwoly over.

    Everton haven't played poorly this afternoon. Still well in this as we reach the last 10...

  82. SUBSTITUTION

    West Brom 0-1 Bournemouth

    Striker Rickie Lambert is brought on for West Brom.

    Can he find an equaliser for the 10-man Baggies?

  83. SUBSTITUTION

    Chelsea 3-1 Sunderland

    Diego Costa is not a popular man at Chelsea.

    The striker is replaced by Loic Remy and gets a barrage of boos from his own fans.

    There are a few who applaud, but not many. The fans feel he let Jose Mourinho down.

  84. GOAL - Stoke 1-1 Crystal Palace

    Bojan (penalty)

    No mistake.

    Bojan equalises for Stoke
  85. Football League latest

    League Two

    Carlisle might ask to play at Preston's Deepdale on a more regular basis. Jabo Ibehre has added two goals to an early Danny Grainger penalty, as they lead Notts County 3-0.

    Liam Sercombe has levelled for Oxford at Wycombe.Dagenham have been brought down to earth after sealing an FA Cup third round trip to Everton in midweek. They trail 1-0 at home to Bristol Rovers and currently sit bottom of the table as results stand. 

    Tom Nichols has halved Exeter's deficit at home to Luton, who led through two early goals.

  86. Post update

    Man Utd 1-2 Norwich

    Chris Smalling is almost in on a back-post header as Manchester United pepper the Norwich area with crosses. Can Norwich survive?

  87. PENALTY TO STOKE CITY

    Stoke 0-1 Crystal Palace

    Hand ball given against Damien Delaney.

  88. 'Have we ever had a Saturday like this?'

    Mark Lawrenson

    Former Liverpool defender at Goodison Park for 5 live Sport

    "Have we ever had a Saturday like this, in terms of stories and headlines? This season just ramps up every week..."

    Doesn't it just, Lawro?

  89. Post update

    Stoke 0-1 Crystal Palace

    Another good chance for Stoke.

    Bojan, eight yards out, should score. He can only shoot straight at Wayne Hennessey. Time running out.

  90. Shinji makes it three

    Everton 1-3 Leicester

    You have to admire the way this Leicester team attack don't you?! So incisive, they can cut you to ribbons in the blink of an eye. Jamie Vardy has another assist, laying the ball off to Shinji Okazaki and he makes no mistake from 10 yards. 

  91. GOAL - Everton 1-3 Leicester

    Shinji Okazaki

    Shinji Okazaki
  92. Post update

    West Brom 0-1 Bournemouth

    Bournemouth well on top.

    Glenn Murray heads over Matt Ritchie's free-kick.

    West Brom aren't in this.

  93. Post update

    Everton 1-2 Leicester

    That penalty will be a big talking point tonight, I reckon. It was one of those where you wonder what a goalkeeper is really supposed to do? Jamie Vardy ran straight at him!

  94. 'I don't understand why Tim Howard has not been sent off'

    Everton 1-2 Leicester

    Danny Mills

    Former Man City defender, Final Score

    "I don't understand why Tim Howard has not been sent off. It's a clear goalscoring opportunity that he has prevented. There is massive inconsistency from referees."

    Jamie Vardy is brought down by Tim Howard
  95. Post update

    Everton 1-2 Leicester

    Chris Sutton

    Former Chelsea & Norwich striker on Final Score

    "Tim Howard should be sent off for me. Maybe the referee thought Jamie Vardy's touch took him too far away from goal? 

    "Both Riyad Mahrez and Vardy are so full of confidence. Great composure from Mahrez to score his second penalty of the day."  

  96. SUBSTITUTION

    Chelsea 3-1 Sunderland

    Cesc Fabregas is replaced by Jon Obi Mikel.

    A few jeers but more applause from the crowd. Bridges being built perhaps?

  97. Post update

    Man Utd 1-2 Norwich

    Ryan Giggs instructs

    Norwich's containment plan is looking sketchy now - they are so deep at Old Trafford. Get out!

  98. Football League latest

    Championship

    Alan Judge has restored Brentford's three-goal advantage against Huddersfield from the penalty spot after Mustapha Carayol gave Huddersfield a glimmer of hope. It's 4-1 at Griffin Park.

    Burnley look to have sealed a first win six games, Scott Arfield grabbing a second goal before record signing Andre Gray made it 3-0 at home to Charlton. QPR have taken the lead at Bristol City and there's a surprise on the cards as Rotherham have doubled their lead against Hull thanks to Joe Newell.

    Zach Clough has levelled for Bolton at home to Fulham as Neil Lennon's side search for a first win in 16 games.

  99. Mahrez gets his second

    Everton 1-2 Leicester

    Different corner, same outcome! Riyad Mahrez steers his penalty calmly into the bottom corner. Are Leicester Christmas number ones?

    Riyad Mahrez
  100. CLOSE!

    Stoke 0-1 Crystal Palace

    Stoke are not getting the rub of the green.

    Marko Arnautovic advances into the penalty area before his shot takes a massive deflection, leaves goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey stranded, but the ball bounces just wide.

  101. GOAL - Everton 1-2 Leicester

    Riyad Mahrez (Pen)

  102. PENALTY TO LEICESTER

    Everton 1-1 Leicester

    Tim Howard is out to close down Jamie Vardy - penalty!

  103. Martial on the money

    Man Utd 1-2 Norwich

    Is that the breakthrough Manchester United needed? A cross into the box is not dealt with, Anthony Martial reacts with predatory instincts to toe the ball away from the last man and then hammer it into the roof of the net.

  104. GOAL - Man Utd 1-2 Norwich

    Anthony Martial

    Anthony Martial scores
  105. SUBSTITUTIONS

    Southampton 0-2 Tottenham

    Everyone's Plan B Shane Long is on, along with Juanmi as the Saints go in desperate search of a breakthrough. 

  106. CLOSE!

    Chelsea 3-1 Sunderland

    A massive chance for Sunderland.

    Sam Allardyce has his head in his hands as Jermain Defoe waltzes through the Chelsea defence before wildly firing a shot wide.

    He has to hit the target.

  107. CLOSE!

    Everton 1-1 Leicester

    Jamie Vardy driving at the Everton defence, Jamie Vardy shown inside onto his right foot, Jamie Vardy curling one, curling one, wide! Not far wide though. Lovely. 

  108. Post update

    Chelsea 3-1 Sunderland

    This game is far from over.

    The busy Duncan Watmore bustles his way along the 18-yard box, tumbles, but never a penalty.

    He looks almost apologetic.

  109. Football League latest

    League One

    Scunthorpe know all about Billy Sharp's goal-scoring prowess, the forward finding the net 56 times in 95 appearances for the Iron earlier in his career. So it comes as no surprise that he has scored against them for Sheffield United, who lead 1-0.  

    Aaron Martin has given Coventry the lead against Oldham with his first goal for the club in his 60th appearance.

  110. SUBSTITUTION

    Man Utd 0-2 Norwich

    Ander Herrera comes onfor Marouane Fellaini

    Huge cheers as fall guy Marouane Fellaini is replaced by Ander Herrera just after Wayne Rooney miscues an overhead kick over the top. Old Trafford is not a happy place. Apart from a delirious yellow and green section of course, and Delia..

  111. 'Three wins in three for Bournemouth?'

    West Brom 0-1 Bournemouth

    Danny Mills

    Former Man City defender, Final Score

    "Adam Smith cuts in on his left-hand side and drives into the bottom corner. He's been involved in a lot this afternoon - that goal could cost West Brom dear. Three wins in three for Bournemouth? Amazing."

    Adam Smith scores for Bournemouth
  112. Post update

    Southampton 0-2 Tottenham

    It  looks a long way back for Southampton from here but Graziano Pelle is keeping the faith. He's had one effort side-footed over the top and another blocked. Can the Saints come back?

  113. CLOSE!

    Stoke 0-1 Crystal Palace

    Crystal Palace are so dangerous on the break.

    Yannick Bolasie crosses from the right and James McArthur slides in to meet but, put off by goalkeeper Jack Butland, he can only divert wide.

  114. Football League latest

    League Two

    What are the odds? Rare victories are in sight for York, who have lost their last nine games but lead Morecambe 2-1, and Yeovil, who are without a league win in 13 attempts, who are 1-0 ahead at Leyton Orient

    Garry Thompson has broken the deadlock for Wycombe against Oxford with his sixth goal of the season. 

  115. Post update

    Man Utd 0-2 Norwich

    Chris Sutton

    Former Chelsea & Norwich striker on Final Score

    "It's an old- fashioned toe-punt, but that is a brilliantly clever finish from Alex Tettey, because David de Gea is caught by surprise - he just wasn't ready for it."  

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  117. CLOSE!

    Chelsea 3-1 Sunderland

    Sunderland have a strut...

    Jermain Defoe drills a cross wide of goal before Fabio Borini shoots just wide,

    Another goal for the Black Cats and this is going to be very interesting.

  118. Tettey at Old Trafford!

    Man Utd 0-2 Norwich

    Well, well, well! Again it's a shambles at the heart of the Manchester United defence as Phil Jones chases the ball across the pitch like a labrador on a windy beach, completely out of position. It allows a massive gap to open up and Norwich midfielder Alex Tettey takes full advantage, a powerful toe-poke into the corner from 18 yards!

  119. Post update

    West Brom 0-1 Bournemouth

    West Brom are in trouble now.

    Adam Smith cuts in from the right and strikes low into the corner of the net from the edge of the penalty area.

    Bournemouth deserve that and are on their way to three wins in a row...

    Adam Smith celebrates for Bournemouth
  120. Post update

    Chelsea 3-1 Sunderland

    A bit of hope for Sunderland?

    Younes Kaboul's header is fumbled by goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois and substitute Fabio Borini is on hand to tap home.

    Will the Chelsea nerves kick in?

  121. GOAL - Man Utd 0-2 Norwich

    Alex Tettey

    Alex Tettey celebrates
  122. Post update

    Everton 1-1 Leicester

    The second half hasn't been up to the same standard as the first at a wet and wild Goodison but Seamus Coleman has just gone close with a cross/shot that almost caught out Kasper Schmeichel...

  123. GOAL - West Brom 0-1 Bournemouth

    Adam Smith

    Adam Smith scores
  124. GOAL - Chelsea 3-1 Sunderland

    Fabio Borini

    Fabio Borini celebrates
  125. GREAT SAVE!

    West Brom 0-0 Stoke

    Almost an opener for the Baggies.

    Salomon Rondon hits a fierce volley on the turn but goalkeeper Artur Boruc brilliantly parries over the bar.

    West Brom striker Salomon Rondon
  126. Get Involved

    Chelsea 3-0 Sunderland

    Karen: Don't normally comment on here but I feel sick to my stomach today with the goings on at Stamford Bridge. Cannot believe that the board caved in to player power again. Shame on you - you know who you are. Clearly more than one judas and I'm glad the supporters let them know how they feel.

    James at Goodison: It's not player power but poor man management that cost jose his job.

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  127. Football League latest

    League One latest

    Leaders Burton have levelled at home to Doncaster, but Gillingham remain hot on their heels, leading 10-man Millwall 2-0, Bradley Dack claiming his 11th goal of the season.

    Ian Henderson has scored against his former side Colchester as Rochdale lead 2-1. Swindon lead 1-0 at Shrewsbury. Andy Kellett has scored Wigan's first goal in four league games. They lead 1-0 at Barnsley

    Coventry are being held by Oldham and it's also without a goal in Sheffield United's trip to Scunthorpe, and Chesterfield against Bradford

  128. Post update

    Man Utd 0-1 Norwich

    It was the Norwich fans singing Jose Mourinho's name! Just to clear that up.

    They are suggesting that Jose may soon be taking Louis van Gaal's spot...

  129. GOAL - Chelsea 3-0 Sunderland

    Oscar (pen)

    Oscar scores a penalty

    No mistake.

    Oscar steps up and rolls the ball into the corner of the net.

    Jose Mourinho's name is sung loudly by the Chelsea fans.

  130. Post update

    Chelsea 2-0 Sunderland

    A chance for Chelsea to make the match safe.

    Willian latches on to Pedro's pass, rounds goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon and is caught by the Sunderland goalkeeper.

    Oscar to take...

  131. PENALTY TO CHELSEA

    Chelsea 2-0 Sunderland

  132. SUBSTITUTION

    West Brom 0-0 Bournemouth

    Stephane Sessegnon replaces James Morrison for West Brom in midfield at half time.

  133. They wouldn't...

    Would they?

    Mark Pougatch

    Presenter, on BBC Radio 5 live

  134. KICK-OFF

    Wayne Rooney gets us back under way at Old Trafford - with the game's other matches about to follow suit...

  135. Post update

    Chelsea 2-0 Sunderland

    Sunderland make their second change of the afternoon. Forward Fabio Borini replaces the ineffectual midfielders Ola Toivonen.

    Under way here.

  136. Football League latest

    Championship half-times

    Brentford are cruising 3-0 at home to Huddersfield, Nottingham Forest lead MK Dons, who are without an away win in nine attempts, 2-0. Burnley are 1-0 ahead at home to Charlton, Derby lead 1-0 at Ipswich and it's all square between Bristol City and QPR, Fulham lead at Bolton, and Rotherham are looking to spring a surprise against Hull, who they lead 1-0.

  137. Problems?

    Man Utd 0-1 Norwich

    Louis van Gaal

    69.6% possession.

    0 shots on target.

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  139. The goal train

    All aboard!

    Jamie Vardy's fresh record may be under threat already!

  140. Could VIlla end up in League One?

    Newcastle v Aston Villa (17:30 GMT)

    Jermaine Jenas

    Ex-Villa and Newcastle midfielder on BBC Radio 5 live

    "I’ve seen it happen with my own town, Nottingham Forest – they went down from the top flight and then again. it’s doable. Villa are holding on rather than pushing the boat out. Bolton and Charlton are near the bottom of the Championship – it’s ruthless. They were both Premier League teams in recent years.

    "Villa are a big club. A lot of top players would go there. Some players are wilting away, like Andros Townsend. At some point if you have aspirations for going to Euro 2016, you have to play, it doesn’t matter who for, so Roy Hodgson can remember him. They need to stay in the league – you need to get players who are driven, who have a cause, something to play for. It can’t be a financial thing at all."

    Nottingham Forest
  141. Post update

    Everton 1-1 Leicester

    Leicester will definitely be top on Christmas Day if they win today but as it stands, Arsenal could take the spot with a win on Monday night. 

  142. 'Wickham hit that so hard!'

    Stoke 0-1 Crystal Palace

    Danny Mills

    Former Man City defender, Final Score

    "I think that was a penalty, a challenge from behind. It was soft but it was a spot-kick. And Wickham hit that so hard - it hit the back of the net and straight back out again!"

    Connor Wickham scores from the penalty spot for Crystal Palace
  143. HALF-TIME

    West Brom 0-0 Bournemouth

    Bournemouth will expect to go on and win this after James McClean's stupid red card.

  144. HALF-TIME

    Chelsea 2-0 Sunderland

    An impressive half of football from Chelsea. Not so from Sunderland.

    I suggest Jose Mourinho doesn't watch Match of the Day this evening - or at least go to the bathroom during the Chelsea highlights.

    The players who were so hopelessly bad during the last few months of his reign, have miraculously found their form again.

  145. Football League latest

    Championship

    That's four goals in one-and-a-half games for Thomas Ince, the in-form midfielder who has put Derby 1-0 up at Ipswich. The Rams will claim second place ahead of Brighton if they can hold onto their lead. Burnley, who are without a win in six games, lead Charlton thanks to a goal from Scott Arfield.

  146. Post update

    Stoke 0-1 Crystal Palace

    Chris Sutton

    Former Chelsea & Norwich striker on Final Score

    "Everybody laughed at me when I said Crystal Palace would finish above Spurs this season. 

    "But they have played well again today - and without Yohan Cabaye. They are set up well for the counter attack."

    Connor Wickham celebrates for Crystal Palace
  147. HALF-TIME

    Everton 1-1 Leicester

    A very enjoyable half of football. Well done all. 

  148. 'Spurs are heading into the top four'

    Southampton 0-2 Tottenham

    Danny Mills

    Former Man City defender, Final Score

    "As it stands Spurs are heading into the top four, ahead of Manchester United on goal difference. Tottenham really should be targeting a top four finish."

  149. HALF-TIME

    Stoke 0-1 Crystal Palace

    What an end to the half for Crystal Palace.

    Wilfried Zaha is running away from goal inside the penalty area, when Glenn Whelan inexplicably trips him.

    Connor Wickham steps up and converts the penalty. Against the run of play, but they will take it.

    Connor Wickham celebrates his opener for Crystal Palace
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  151. Post update

    Southampton 0-2 Tottenham

    Chris Sutton

    Former Chelsea & Norwich striker on Final Score

    "I just wonder if there was a bit of confusion in the Southampton defence, because Harry Kane was in an offside position in the middle. But Dele Alli runs off the the right-back and slots it in.

    "For me the assistant referee was correct to wave play on."  

  152. HALF-TIME

    Man Utd 0-1 Norwich

    Wayne Rooney reacts

    BOOS at Old Trafford. 

  153. GOAL - Stoke 0-1 Crystal Palace

    Connor Wickham

    Connor Wickham celebrates
  154. HALF-TIME

    Southampton 0-2 Tottenham

  155. PENALTY FOR CRYSTAL PALACE

    Stoke 0-0 Crystal Palace

  156. CLOSE!

    West Brom 0-0 Bournemouth

    Bournemouth should be ahead.

    Junior Stanislas stands up a delicious cross from the right but, from just five yards, he Matt Ritchie heads wide.