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Live Reporting

By Tom Rostance

All times stated are UK

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  1. Good night

    So with the three other football live pages to keep you busy for the rest of the evening, we are saying goodbye from here.

    Check out the women's FA Cup final, the Stoke v Arsenal game and Fulham v Reading and we'll see you tomorrow.


  2. City two up

    Birmingham City Ladies 0-2 Manchester City Women

    Izzy Christiansen has buried a shot into the roof of the net to put Manchester City very much in cruise control in the women's FA Cup final.

    It's a long way back from here for Birmingham. 

  3. Heading to safety?

    Sunderland 0-2 Swansea


    Fernando Llorente has scored seven headed Premier League goals this season, more than any other player.

  4. Bronze on target

    Birmingham City Ladies 0-1 Manchester City Women

    Lucy Bronze has headed Manchester City into the lead at Wembley, converting a set-piece whipped in from the right. 

    Follow that game in full here.

  5. 'We owed the fans'

    Middlesbrough 1-2 Southampton


    Middlesbrough boss Steve Agnew speaking to Match of the Day: "The supporters have been fantastic all season. They've waited a long time to get back in the Premier League and we haven't given them enough, we owed them that lap of appreciation.

    "We were disappointed with the first half performance. The penalty miss by Shane Long gave us the initiative and we took it. The goal from Patrick Bamford gave us confidence and believe but didn't get the equaliser.

    "Patrick is a very talented young footballer who has not played as much as he would like."

    On whether he would like to remain in the job next season: "Times like this are disappointing for all of us but most importantly it's about Middlesbrough getting into a position and a fantastic opportunity to bounce back."


    Fulham 0-0 Reading

    And finally, the Championship play-off first leg is under way.

    Follow that game here.


    Stoke 0-0 Arsenal

    And the late Premier League game is off!

    Follow that game in full here. 

  8. 'Big changes needed'

    Sunderland 0-2 Swansea


    David Moyes

    Sunderland boss David Moyes, speaking to BBC Sport: "Everyone watching can see we need big changes. We need to alter the playing staff and I think everyone is aware of that.

    "Jordan Pickford has been fantastic for us but he should never have got involved in the free kick and we found it hard chasing the game.

    "We lost two players through injury which didn't help. We changed it at half-time but ultimately we needed to impose ourselves on Swansea. The first goal was the turning point."

  9. 'My focus is 100% here'

    Bournemouth 2-1 Burnley


    Bournemouth forward Joshua King: "The aim at the start of the season was to finish higher than last season and we are on the way to doing that.

    "I set myself a target of 15 goals at the start of the season. I believe in myself but you can't do anything without your team-mates.

    "I have been building on my confidence. Once you start scoring it builds.

    "This is my first season where I have scored like this. Next year I need to prove myself and do it again before you can talk about me with Harry Kane and Romelu Lukaku.

    "I can't wait for next season to start. I've enjoyed it here from day one. Being noticed by other clubs is positive but my focus is 100% here."

  10. 'A difficult end to the game'

    Middlesbrough 1-2 Southampton


    Southampton boss Claude Puel speaking to Match of the Day: "It was a little difficult at the end of the game. It was difficult with the long ball but it was important to get a good result.

    "We made seven changes and it's important for the squad - many players improve and can show they have a good spirit.

    "I hope we can finish strong with the two last games at home. I'm satisfied because we have done good work with all the players."

  11. 'It's not done'

    Sunderland 0-2 Swansea

    Swansea City

    Swansea boss Paul Clement, speaking to BBC Sport: "It's a huge result for us. We've got ourselves into a strong position but the season is not over and we don't think it is done. Now have to look to next week. 

    "There's still one game to go. We'll be looking at the Crystal Palace and Hull game with a lot of interest but we can be happy with our work today. 

    "It was a bit of a messy second half but we got the job done."

    On Kyle Naughton's rare goal: "A lot of those go in our car park at the training ground. That goal was a great moment."

  12. 'We need to keep our best players'

    Bournemouth 2-1 Burnley


    Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe: "A really good day for us. We are safe and it was asked if our standards would drop but we didn't.

    "I signed Sam Vokes for Burnley and he scored a great header, but we showed that we can bounce back and go again.

    "Our goals were executed really well. We can shake off the odd knock and setback and we have won many points after going behind.

    "Josh King has been excellent, Every team needs a goalscorer and someone to lead the line. There is more to come from him too.

    "Will we lose him in the summer? I don't think so. We love working with him, hopefully he feels the same. We need to keep our best players and we will do everything in our power to do that."

  13. 'Our fans deserved that'

    Sunderland 0-2 Swansea

    Swansea City

    Swansea City captain Leon Britton, speaking to BBC Sport: "Our support was brilliant. They were very vocal especially towards the end. It's been a difficult season for them - three managers and fighting relegation. They deserved that today. 

    "We'll speak in the changing room now and it'll be nice to watch the Crystal Palace and Hull match all together."

  14. Team news

    Stoke v Arsenal (17:30 BST)

    Olivier Giroud starts up front for Arsenal as they shuffle the pack in pursuit of the top four.

    You can follow the game at Stoke in full with Caroline Chapman here.

    Stoke: Butland, Johnson, Shawcross, Martins Indi, Pieters, Cameron, Whelan, Shaqiri, Allen, Arnautovic, Diouf. Subs: Muniesa, Berahino, Adam, Walters, Crouch, Sobhi, Grant.

    Arsenal: Cech, Holding, Mustafi, Koscielny, Bellerin, Coquelin, Xhaka, Monreal, Sanchez, Giroud, Ozil. Subs: Gabriel, Ramsey, Walcott, Iwobi, Welbeck, Elneny, Ospina.

    Referee: Mike Dean (Wirral)

  15. 'Every time I start I think I can score'

    Middlesbrough 1-2 Southampton


    Boro striker Patrick Bamford: "Even when we've played badly, we owe it to the fans because they have to spend their hard-earned money to come and watch us.

    "Their missed penalty was a bit of a turning point but in the first half we weren't up to scratch. We had to make a difference but it didn't take until the penalty for us to do that.

    "It's been a while since I last scored - but every time I start a game, I believe that I'll score. I think I've only started two games in about two years though.

    "If we keep the majority of our squad together that experience counts in the Championship and we'll look to get promoted back again."

  16. Post update

    Bournemouth 2-1 Burnley


    Bournemouth goalscorer Junior Stanislas: "I thought we played really well. Burnley are resolute so it is hard to break them down.

    "I’ve been frustrated this season, every time I get going I get niggles. I’m delighted to be on the scoresheet. Our first objective was to stay in the league and then beat last season’s points tally – we’ve done that."

  17. 'One game too many'

    Bournemouth 2-1 Burnley


    Burnley boss Sean Dyche: "We gave away two really soft goals. We have had some big results lately and we looked flat today. Maybe it was one game too many.

    "Josh King was the difference today I thought. He has been on fire and he played well again today.

    "I can't be overly disappointed but it was a flat second half."

  18. 'Massive win'

    Sunderland 0-2 Swansea

    Swansea City

    Swansea City captain Leon Britton, speaking to Sky Sports: "It's a massive win. We knew coming up here that by playing before Hull a win would put the pressure on. It wasn't pretty at times.

    "Fernando [Llorente] has been massive for us. He may have come in for a bit of criticism a couple of weeks ago but he's been outstanding for us."

    Will you be watching the Palace-Hull game? 

    "I think the team will get together to watch it."