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How about that?
Just brilliant, just brilliant.
Oh, that is wonderful.
An absolute belter.
What a chance.
What a goal!
Blue is the colour of
the Premier League winners.
A double header for your tonight.
Four Premier League matches -
featuring four of the bottom six -
and that's followed by highlights
from the first two FA
All in the company of Shay Given
and Martin Keown, who are putting
their St Patrick's Day
celebrations on hold.
They have a mix and match wardrobe
Liverpool still have
work to do to secure
a top-four finish after defeat
at Old Trafford last weekend.
Watford had taken just one point
on the road in their last
eight games before making
the trip to Anfield.
Liverpool hadn't lost at home
in the league in almost a year.
Commentary comes from Mark Scott.
Jurgen Klopp is hoping the anger
felt after losing can motivate his
players today. There are four
different wants to the game at Old
Trafford, Gomez and Matip at the
back, and Henderson and Wijnaldum
coming for Milner and
Oxlade-Chamberlain in midfield.
Xavier Garcia promised something
different from Watford today, he's
switched to a back three. Britos
makes his first start since December
in place of Janmaat. He had a
reputation as a giant killer when he
was away at Malaga, given
Liverpool's fine format and field
another win here would be another
big upset to add to his collection.
14 goals have been scored in the
last three meetings between these
two. Here's hoping that trend
continues. First touch for Salah,
finding Mane, looking for the return
to Mohamed Salah. Salah has won it
back, danger here. A chance in the
centre. Almost reached it, Capoue
with the anticipation and the
interception. Maybe more than that,
Richarlison, heavy touch from him.
Worked on for Salah, who is onside.
Mohamed Salah, danger bells here for
Watford. Salah, goal. How many times
have we seen him do that?
Sensational from Mohamed Salah once
again. Well, he scored the first
goal of his Liverpool career against
Watford on the opening weekend and
he has gobbled up another
opportunity against the Hornets
early on today. Salah running at
Britos. I'm not sure if it was icy
surface or just the skill from Salah
that left Britos on his backside,
but that proved fatal and he he knew
what was coming next. Liverpool one,
Watford nil. Henderson, cleverly
done. Salah is onside. Karnezis just
about got there and just about gets
inside the penalty area. Watford
chasing shadows early on. Henderson,
sloppy. Doucoure, Pereira.
Beautifully done by Pereyra. Good
ball, away by Joel Matip. This was a
rare moment of hope for Watford down
at the Liverpool and, after Pereyra
left Mane in his wake. It's given
away to Femenia, this is Pereyra.
Richarlison, first effort on target
for Watford. A comfortable save for
Doucoure is onside here. Liverpool
were looking for the flag. Wijnaldum
has to be careful, Sadio Mane for
Liverpool aren't Milner, a lovely
ball to chase. Bala, lovely pass.
It's Firmino and it's a fine save
from Karnezis to prevent what would
have been a splendid Liverpool
second. They played that out from
the pack beautifully. Salah, a quick
look up, perfectly weighted pass,
composure from Firmino. Not a bad
hit, just a bit too close to the
keeper and Karnezis made the block.
They were beaten at Manchester
United last weekend, but in his two
and a half years in charge Liverpool
have never lost back-to-back Premier
League games under Jurgen Klopp.
Henderson to Robertson. This is
Mane. Works well for Robertson,
first all it's a good one and Salah
is there again. It's been coming and
who else was going to be on the end
of it but Mohamed Salah? 34 goals
for the season. 26 in the Premier
League. A straightforward finish,
after a very neatly worked move.
Credit to Robertson for the teasing
ball in. It was begging to be tucked
away and once Salah got into the
right position you knew it was going
to be Liverpool two, Watford nil.
It's a long, long way back for the
Hornets now. Femenia on the move.
That's a risky path and Firmino was
nearly in. This is Capoue. A good
challenge by Miller. Here goes
Mohamed Salah, hat-trick, off-loads
Tomane. Liverpool still hungry for
more goals. Doucoure just waited too
Away from Britos, he will keep it in
as well. Mohamed Salah, oh, and in!
Firmino makes it three. And surely
wraps up the three points early in
the second half. Roberto Firmino
with his fourth goal in five games
against Watford, and again, Salah is
involved and again Britos loses out
to Salah and the result is a goal
for Liverpool and it's a tremendous
finish from Roberto Firmino as well.
Cheekily done, perfectly executed.
No chance for Karnezis and Salah
turns provider. Jurgen Klopp says
being paired with Manchester City in
the quarterfinals is a dream draw a
fury Manchester United fan.
Richarlison tracked down by Gomez,
that's a foul and a yellow card.
Richarlison was away and Gomez had
an armful of his shirt as the
Brazilian tried to make inroads.
Liverpool were undone by set pieces
on the opening day of the season.
The dead ball situation for them to
In from Pereyra very nearly into the
net. The Argentinian going for goal.
Karius was nowhere near it. Just
didn't quite dip enough. A really
good effort though. Sadio Mane.
Mane, worked into space for Gomez.
Good ball for Gomez and Firmino
nearly had his reckon. Look at the
room that Gomez had here to pick a
pass, and Firmino wasn't far away
from guiding that one home. Job well
done for his side today. Mane
looking to add some further gloss to
the scoreline. Sadio Mane and now
Salah will stuff is this the
hat-trick? Mohamed Salah... It is!
It's a treble four Mohamed Salah. To
really just put the icing on the
cake for Liverpool -- it's the
treble, four Mohamed Salah. It
looked as though the chance may have
gone but we should really know by
now that the opportunity is always
there when he's on the ball.
Liverpool four, Watford nil and that
is a first Liverpool hat-trick for
Mohamed Salah. A beautiful pass,
it's Danny Ings. Good stop from
Karnezis. Danny Ings looking for his
first Liverpool goal since October
2015 here will stop just a hint of
offside. It was well hit and the
strong arm from Karnezis kept him
out. Their long journey home will
feel even longer after this
walloping they've received. At least
one of them can see the funny side
Danny Ings making an intelligent run
which has given space to Salah and
here is Danny Ings... And Salah gets
his force. It's a 5-star performance
from Liverpool -- Mohamed Salah gets
his fourth goal. Another sensational
showing from Salah. Two games
without a goal and he's making up
for it tonight. 36 goals now, in 41
appearances for Liverpool. The run
from Danny Ings created the space
for Salah. What vision for him to
play it back to Danny Ings and then
he was quickest to react where
Karnezis made the Parry. It's a rout
and on a freezing evening at
Anfield, Liverpool have been
red-hot. Liverpool five, Watford
I saw you talking about keeping the
revenge feeling today, did anger
revenge feeling today, did anger
play a part in the performance?
sport you need to strike back, you
don't always play against the
opponents are you strike back
against the next opponent. It was
not that positive before the game,
but I really think we did a good job
there, so after the game big relief
and yeah, I'm really happy.
a change, going three at the back
today. Were you happy with it? Do
you give Liverpool credit for the
way they played?
I don't know. It
was an option. We tried to be
stronger in defence, but after five
goals I don't know.
goals I don't know.
He keeps on
scoring of what he's doing this
season is phenomenal, but managed to
find Sadio and he gave a good pass
and we saw it coming at the back
post. We spoke about it just before
the game because there was one
similar last week which we didn't
quite get from Ashley Young. We
managed to do it this time and what
a composed finish, so credit to him.
That look like a really tough day at
the office. Talk this through it.
Yeah, it was a real tough day for
the whole team and obviously coming
away from here 5-0 is a pretty
was a huge disappointment but we've
used this week to forget about it
and to put all the hard-working
training and perform on Saturday. We
knew it was a big game, because
there are other teams roundabout is
playing in the league and it's a big
three points going into next week.
Another very impressive performance
from Liverpool. It's hard to do
again without talking
from Liverpool. It's hard to do
again without talking about Mo
Salah. The statistics, he is having
an incredible season.
I don't know
what to say, what a player, goals
for fun, creating goals as well and
four goals today, 36 goals in 41
games, top of the Golden Boot, 28
goals, four ahead of Harry Kane.
What can you say? You looks the
complete player. He's only 25 years
of age, they've spent 37.5 million
on him which is like a bargain and
it will be interesting to see, if
they can keep them in the summer.
making his debut and his throne that
one out early! Liverpool fans as
much as they are enjoying it, a lot
of them are worried about the fact
he keeps scoring and the tension
keeps coming to him.
He's that good
a player, all the big clubs in
Europe if not England will be
looking at him, like Barcelona and
Real Madrid, he's that good a
player. He could play in any team.
Quite brilliant today. He's causing
absolute carnage for defenders. It's
the way that he runs with the ball
so calm. Is it was a little area on
the right-hand side and he can cut
inside it at will and look at the
defenders falling over in front of
him. Britos asking, what sort of
game he had today and what it's like
to play against Salah, his top
drawer. He will run for anything. He
impressed me here, a lot of people
might have given up, not him.
Strong, holds onto it and grabs a
corner. Look at Britos, look at the
agony on his face. That's what it's
like. Using the outside lane, he's
been fouled and he is a constant
threat each time, he's probing with
his runs but it's the way he runs
across. Look at the time he keeps,
this is a beautiful ball, just
perfect weight, once the return and
doesn't get it back. Maybe he should
have got it back, the form he was
in. But for me every time he just
gets better and better. Look at this
from Robertson on the training
ground, they worked on this, it's
that trigger. Immediately attacks
the back of the defender, Robertson
again wanted to bring that in
because he played so well today.
Another good player in the side. He
gained his after Britos. He's
embarrassed again and he goes for
you. This is a great little assist,
beautiful, ball into the danger area
stop this is the one here. When he
gets into this position he's really
got no right. Look at the number of
defenders, it's like Maradona
against Belgium years ago. He keeps
moving the ball and that's the most
difficult thing, the time and number
of touches he takes. As a defender
you think is going to pull the
trigger, he doesn't, one extra touch
and somehow he finds the corner.
Does he make you make silly
decisions as a defender?
too scared to go near him. That was
one of those days. When he gets
inside the box, four defenders for
the last goal and they could not get
Liverpool have had some
good players but in terms of debut
seasons he has scored more than
anybody else in terms of debut
seasons than anybody else at
A Champions League Gabe
coming up against City, who would
bet against him scoring the winning
Look at this. This is Salah.
I'm sorry! It is remarkable, he is
almost embarrassed he has scored
He is being polite, he is not
sorry, he is ruthless.
they safe on 36 points?
I think this
season 37 is enough. Today,
confidence will have taken a
I think they will be
Everton travelled to snowy Stoke
having won just one of their last 23
Premier League away games.
Paul Lambert's side began the day
second from bottom, after defeat
to Manchester City on Monday night.
The stakes are so high for Stoke,
second bottom of the Premier League.
Raheem Sterling. David Silva, makes
it look so easy.
Almost crept inside the post. Jesus
floating it into the box. David
Silva, it could be two, of course it
is, second of the night for David
Silva. Comfortable victory. Stoke
City 0- two Manchester City.
Watching this one was Vicki Sparks.
Two England rivals go head-to-head
today. Butland and Pickford hoping
to show why they should be number
one macro at this summer's cup. A
return for skipper Ryan Shawcross.
Stoke using blue lines on the pitch
today to help with visibility if
snow starts falling heavily.
snow starts falling heavily. A foul
on the Everton man. Walcott just
drawing the foul at the right
moment. Wayne Rooney swinging it in.
Davies. What a chance for Tom
Davies. Stoke did not track the run
and a good delivery from Rooney and
Davies stealing in behind and
sending the header over the bar. An
early chance to draw first blood and
it has been wasted.
it has been wasted. Gueye still
going. A shout for handball against
Stafylidis. It is from close range.
Bitterly cold afternoon. You are
always prepared for that when you
come to Stoke. The players will hope
it lets up. It will impact the
quality of the game.
quality of the game. Stoke patiently
working their way to the Everton
penalty area. Johnson looking for
Peter Crouch at the far post. A
decent opportunity. Just about stays
onside. It was a tight angle.
onside. It was a tight angle. They
end up in a tangle by the
advertising hoardings. He is a hardy
soul, venturing out without a hat
Won backed by Stoke, a good period
for them. Again, Rooney is their for
Adam still going. Late on Rooney. A
straight red card.
straight red card. Charlie Adam sent
off for Stoke. A late challenge on
Wayne Rooney. Adam is gone.
Stretching for the loose ball. He
caught Rooney. It was late from
Rooney. Stoke down to ten men. A
point now, you feel, perhaps not
something Paul Lambert would have
taken before the game, but having to
play for such a long time with ten
men. Every little helps in the fight
to stay up. At
to stay up. At half-time, Stoke have
nicely cleared Jack Butland's six
yard box but not afforded the same
courtesy to Jordan Pickford's. Kurt
Zouma. Looking for Peter Crouch.
Johnson, and Pickford gets back in
time. Pickford getting something on
the initial effort.
Still plenty of options up there.
Looking for Tosun, saved by Butland.
Tosun gives Everton the lead. The
man advantage finally counts.
man advantage finally counts. Tosun
with his third goal in as many
games. As the ball comes in, oh, I
think he might have strayed offside.
Butland with the initial save. Off
the line by Calvert-Lewin. Tosun
fired in the rebound. Stafylidis did
well initially to get back. Tosun
fires in. Looking for only their
second away win in 24 Premier League
away games. Handball. Stoke free
Home fans, it is fair to say, feel
things have not gone their way in
the refereeing department this
afternoon. Free kick. This Magnitsky
in a more dangerous position. --
this one is in a more dangerous
position. It is in! Choupo-Moting.
He has only been on the pitch a
matter of moments but Stoke are
level. 1-1. Definitely onside.
Stealing in. Just checking at the
final moment. Got his toe on it.
That will be Choupo-Moting's final
action of the game. What an impact.
On the pitch for five minutes and he
scores the equaliser. Having to go
off straightaway. There will be more
frustration from the Everton fans.
They cannot make the man advantage
count this afternoon.
count this afternoon. A bit of
space, here is Walcott. And the
header is in! A second for Tosun, a
second for Everton, they lead 2-1.
Butland got something on it but
could not keep it out. Everton back
on track for and elusive away win.
It is another close range goal for
Everton. Walcott's ball in an Tosun
making a nuisance of himself.
Johnson can't prevent it. Butland
cannot stop it.
result. The effort, I cannot ask for
any more. It is a tough game with
ten men. Any complaints about the
red card? I just saw it, not really.
The referee's position. Probably a
better angle than anybody. Looking
at it, I can understand why it is a
A super goal. Exactly why
we bought him. And in the last few
games, it has paid dividends in
terms of points and winning away
from home, the first time since we
won at Newcastle when I first
arrived and puts us on the 40 points
mark. Even though we are not safe
mathematically, I do not think
anyone will catch us in the bottom
three and we can start doing more
planning for next season.
Everton goals, did you think your
defence for yourself could have done
Obviously disappointment. I
need to look at the first again. The
second I thought I had a good hands
there, but should have been turning
it around the post. Disappointment
for me. The work we put in and to
concede goals the way we did, very
We will look at both
prospective England goalkeepers in a
moment. But the Charlie Adam red
card, this afternoon you disagreed
on it. Martin, you felt it was a
straight red card.
I do. He did not
need to do it there. In the middle
of the pitch Martin Atkinson had a
great view. This is 30 minutes in.
He has let his team-mates down. He
is out of control. The stubs are up.
I think he acknowledge that. He has
been a decent player for them.
first angle, it looks like a red
card. Another angle, another referee
might have given a yellow but he has
given the referee a decision to make
early in the game and an important
game for Stoke.
You spend time with
Jack Butland this week in an
interview we showed on Football
Focus. Two England goalkeepers
playing today. How do you assess the
role of Butland and Jordan Pickford
We look at the goals, the
first for me is offside. The first
goal in an important game, so
crucial. That was offside
straightaway but Jack made a good
save. Only six yards away. Tosun
heads that. Stafylidis did good on
the line. You look for defenders to
bail you out. I would not blame Jack
Butland. I would argue Pickford
could be a yard further advance. Joe
Allen is crossing the ball into the
box to the likes of Peter Crouch,
Shawcross. And we can see where he
heads it. I think he ducks, and I
think a yard further forward and he
comes to punch it clear. This is the
You could argue in the
middle, it is not set up properly.
Three against three. Jack admits he
should have got it away from goal.
Give Tosun credit and it is awkward
between your leg and hand.
Neither goalkeeper was that
Between them they've
conceded 101 goals and one of them
could be starting for England.
a good day for Joe Hart to be honest
because you've got that decision to
make and if they're not going to
prove they are better than him, as
you take the risk to play them.
don't often have goalkeepers as
pundits on Match of the Day and I
saw you roll your eyes when Martin
had a pop at keepers. Do you think
pundits are overly harsh on them?
Affixed at Sakho sometimes wrong --
I think statistics are sometimes
Limon. Defensively they've been poor
and the goalkeepers have to fish it
out of the net but Gareth Southgate
has a massive decision to make,
probably the biggest decision of the
whole squad, who starts in goal.
to concentrate on your game, don't
worry about if you're the England
team or not, you have enough worries
that your team.
If you had to pick
I've worked with Joe and with Jack,
are still think there's enough time
for all of them to prove themselves
at the end of the season. Come the
end of the season the keeper in form
On the fence!
Everton, it's an important win for
Big Sam. Is the style of the victory
enough in difficult conditions?
Difficult conditions but it felt
uninspiring and quite a slow,
ponderous performance but a very
good result. They've limped their
way to 40 points, Everton.
Just four points separated
Huddersfield and Crystal Palace
before their West Yorkshire meeting.
Four straight defeats
and no win in seven
had seen Roy Hodgson's side return
to the bottom three.
Martin Fisher was the man
with the microphone.
It was on the opening day of the
season and a double from Steve
Mounie at Palace got life on in the
Premier League off to a flyer for
Huddersfield. He remains their top
scorer and puts his success this
season down to having a bowl of
porridge every morning. Palace have
been hampered recently by a
crippling injury list but it's
beginning to improve. The key man
Zaha in from the start and Mamadou
Sakho back in defence after a
three-month absence. Yohan Cabaye
and Ruben Loftus-Cheek amongst their
Mounie, away by Sakho. Controlled by
Benteke. McArthur will have it back
from Townsend. Into Benteke, lovely
stuff so far from Palace. Lovely
ball to Zaha, he has Van Aanholt to
his left, chooses not to use him and
goes alone. Talk about being on the
front foot, the visitors. It's been
one-way traffic. Well, Roy Hodgson
will be thrilled at the way his team
has dominated the opening exchanges
It's a clumsy challenge, Mike Dean
blowing the whistle, Schlupp brought
down. It's a free kick in a very
inviting position here for Crystal
Palace. Milivojevic and Van Aanholt
are over it for Palace, Milivojevic
goes for it and not far wide. How
close was this? A huge following
from Palace behind that goal thought
it might just be bending in at the
Important intersection by Van
Aanholt, missed that, Quaner was in
Dangerous, it's a terrific recovery
from Sakho. It needed to be. It was
his error that just offered a
glimmer of hope to Huddersfield. It
was a dangerous ball on Pritchard
into the path of Mounie. That touch
didn't help the Huddersfield man.
Sakho had to make sure his tackle
was clean. 49 wins and 49 defeats
for David Wagner is the Huddersfield
manager. 50 in which column by the
end of this evening?
He's found a bit of room and he's
forced the corner off Hadergjonaj.
Swarmed upon by three Huddersfield
defenders that have still forced
something productive for his side
potentially with this corner kick.
Milivojevic to take. They haven't
dealt with it and Palace punish
them, James Tomkins gets the opening
goal. And it's a lead that their
front foot approached the merits.
Huddersfield did not deal with the
corner kick and Tomkins grabs it
home. It's a vital goal for Crystal
Palace. It's a huge blow for
Huddersfield Town, who just have not
got started. The worrying news for
Huddersfield Town is when they
conceded first in the Premier League
this season they have never gone on
to win the game. In fact, they've
lost 14 of the 15 when that has
A lovely ball to McArthur, Palace on
the move. Benteke turns McArthur
when he wants amongst. Benteke for
Crystal Palace surely impeded as he
tried to step inside your organs. --
inside Jorgensen. The referee isn't
interested. A definite foul in my
Zaha wanted it back from Townsend.
Pritchard in the way.
Jonathan Hogg has conceded soft
corner. I hope it doesn't prove
costly. The fourth Palace corner and
their first since they took the
lead. Townsend with it and it's come
all the way through again and he's
on the line. Mounie the hero,
Tomkins denied a second goal. Big,
big moments here, because Tomkins
thought he had made it 2-0. Mounie
with the heroics on the goal-line.
Huddersfield have had most of the
ball since Palace took the lead but
still haven't tested Wayne
Trying to work the angle for the
cross, he has done now. There's
still a chance he is armed. Some
wide by Mounie. It's the first time
that Palace have looked a bit slack
in defence here but Mounie couldn't
punish them. Palace trying to get
the counterattack moving again. Zaha
looking left for Townsend. Up
against Jorgensen. Penalty this
time. Jorgensen took a risk there,
by making the challenge inside the
penalty area. Nowhere near the ball.
It's a definite penalty. And a
chance for Luka Milivojevic to do
the business from 12 yards again. He
has scored five of six penalties
this season for Palace, and he beats
Lossl here. And Palace have taken a
further grip on proceedings now.
Milivojevic with his aides of the
season. -- his eighth goal of the
season. Palace climbing out of the
bottom three and to within a point
of Huddersfield. These supporters
trying to do their bit to lift his
side. Wan-Bissaka has had a terrific
game. Townsend was my past him was a
little short. In goes the cross and
McArthur's header, just wide. A
third goal and it's certainly three
points for Crystal Palace. McArthur
just ghosting in there, couldn't
quite control the header.
Wan-Bissaka, a beautiful delivery.
Somebody has turned on the snow
machine again and look at the trees
just out of the stadium. Milivojevic
again. Looking for Loftus-Cheek, it
will drop for Cabaye, taking it
early and Lossl produces the same. A
great hit from Cabaye, brought it
down beautifully and smacks it
goalwards. That would have been the
gloss. Twice Roy Hodgson has guided
clubs to Premier League survival. He
went in at Palace in mid-September
and they were bottom of the table,
without a point to their name. This
win will take them out of the bottom
three, with seven to play.
win will take them out of the bottom
three, with seven to play.
good from all over the park, I
think, better than us. We were below
par. We know what we've done wrong
again. Our biggest problem was in
ball position, we were not able to
circulate the ball, penetrate the
ball in the right moments most of
foremost we have to have short
distances behind the ball and the
balance behind the ball, if you lose
it, it was not the case today, that
was why they were able to hurt us on
It's great to get a
goal, as it was coming to forward --
towards you, did here we go, in the
back of the net?
It fell back to me
quite nicely so I managed to sort of
reaction well and get the goal,
which is quite important, the first
goal, so it was nice to do that and
we dominated from there. They looked
quite dangerous at the end of the
first half but we rode the storm in
second half we did really well.
nearly had a second goal.
don't know what happened. They are
like buses, score one and you nearly
And after that match we
grabbed a word with Mr Hodgson.
things hadn't gone you where you
could have been seven points behind
Huddersfield. As it stands, one
point behind them. How important is
that we've been for Palace today?
It's been vitally important and all
the games and points teams at the
bottom are going to get between now
and the end of the season will be
vitally important. I've always said
there's going to be plenty of twists
and turns before the last game of
the season comes around in May, so
today was a very important one for
us because we've had a difficult run
of games. We haven't taken any
points and to come here today to get
these three has at least brought us
back into some sort of equilibrium.
On that bad run did you have any
indication that you would get a
performance like the one you saw
today at Huddersfield? There must be
a time where it's hard to lift the
players when the haven't been the
result is coming your way.
I haven't had that feeling. Although
we haven't had the results
particularly in the two games
against Tottenham and Manchester
United, we were desperately unlucky
to come away with two defeats and
not at least get a point from each
of those games. So I think those
performances actually heartened us
in some ways, to know that we can
play against teams of that quality
and match them, as we did. So I
don't think I've ever really had
that feeling that we're a slide in
any way. Of course we are getting
players back to fitness and our
squad is looking a lot more like it
was looking in the period when they
were getting results.
One of those
players is Zaha, the statistics will
back up that you get more wins when
he's in the side, you score more
goals when he's is an aside, but as
a manager what does he give you?
He's so good at carrying the ball.
We noticed it in the second half
today, he's an outlook for as and
when we can get the ball to him we
can relieve the pressure on our
midfield and our defenders. He takes
us up the field and then he goes by
people. Today, he went past them but
was fouled on two or three occasions
and that drove the game up and put
us in their half of the field and
give our defenders are well-deserved
Is he OK? We saw him hobble
off at the end.
It's his first full
game and you play half a game
against Chelsea, this is his first
full game for five or six weeks, I
think, and I think it was partly
fatigue, because he worked so hard,
but also he took one on two quite
heavy knocks in the second half when
we were bursting forward and the
only way to stop him was to foul
Roy, you've been there, seen
it, done it, you've got seven games
to go this season. Are you able to
deal with the highs and lows of a
relegation scrap better than before,
or do you have sleepless nights?
don't know about sleepless nights,
they only come when you think you're
not preparing the team in the right
way or doing the jobs that should be
done and all the time
done and all the time you can go to
bed on the night before the game
knowing everything possible has been
done to prepare, there's no reason
for a sleepless night. That doesn't
unfortunately change the fact that
during the 90 minutes the anxiety is
there all the time.
Good to talk to
you, have a good night's sleep.
Wilfried Zaha makes a huge
difference to Crystal Palace.
Hodgson, the way he set up the team
to play with confidence, the way
they pressed, every player was up
for it. Roy Hodgson sets of example
the way he gets his team not to
think about their position at the
bottom. Wilfried Zaha, the nine
games he was out they did not win
any of those. A massive
games he was out they did not win
any of those. A massive talent. You
would not want him running at you.
He is a box of tricks when he runs.
That was out of sync from what we
have seen in the past. Lovely
touches, the imagination. Hanging on
to him will be a problem in the
future but he is not bothered about
that, it is what he offers now. He
gives the rest of the team
confidence. Benteke running off him.
He is frightening. Takes the
pressure off the defence.
the team can get out, get respite.
The wonderful way he runs out, on
the edge of the box, head up, makes
the pass, keeps the run on. Good
movement around for Townsend. This
is for the penalty, which was
important to them.
important to them. He is involved in
everything they do. People cannot
live with him and try to bring him
down at all costs, putting in heavy
tackles. He attracts players and
gives everybody else to make passes.
This is the same day, by the way. It
feels like we have been in the
studio two days! He has not put off,
he is determined and rightly so he
gets the ball.
A big win.
Huddersfield scoring seven in the
last 11 games. When you are not
scoring, you have to stay tight at
the other end.
You look at the
first, especially with the
tightness, a big relegation fight.
This goal, they will not be happy.
Steve Mounie on the near post. Turns
his back at the end. If he had
circled Aaron Mooy, he could be a
couple of yards to the right. He
turns his back on the ball when it
swings him. He could do it with an
extra man to clear the danger. This
was a good save. And then luck when
it came straight back to him.
Huddersfield will be kicking
themselves to lose from a set play.
They have Newcastle, Brighton and
Watford so an important period for
Don't go anywhere, we still have
all this on the way.
Highlights of the FA Cup
Manchester United and Brighton.
And the rumble in the Mumbles,
where Swansea faced Spurs.
There's live women's Six Nations
action on the iPlayer
and BBC Sport website, with Italy
playing Scotland this weekend.
And The Premier League Show
continues on Thursday night.
And The Premier League Show
continues on Thursday night.
COMMENTATOR: Brilliant save, Cech.
Outstanding show stopper. Nothing
will beat him!
What a save from
Petr Cech celebrating the
200th Premier League clean sheet.
We are nice to goalkeepers
sometimes. Very rarely! Petr Cech
will be part of the team for
Leicester against Chelsea in the FA
Cup this weekend.
Back in the Premier League,
bottom club West Brom
travelled to Bournemouth
following six straight defeats.
Alan Pardew held "clear the air"
talks with his bosses this week.
Eddie Howe's side were looking
to end a run of four
Eddie Howe's side were looking
to end a run of four
games without a win.
John Roder was at
the Vitality Stadium.
West Bromwich Albion's season
started with two victories in their
first two Premier League matches
including a win over Bournemouth.
Josh King returns for the Cherries
who will move closer to securing
another season in the top division
with a win today.
with a win today. Skipper Jonny
Evans is back after illness. Just
one win in 16 Premier League matches
for West Brom under Alan Pardew.
There is snow in the air in
Bournemouth and only three victories
for the Baggies in the Premier
League this season all against teams
beginning with the letter B.
Rondon! Taken by Begovic. The first
good delivery into the penalty area
from the visitors.
from the visitors. Nyom with it,
Rondon on the end of it. Five draws
in ten defeats for West Brom under
Alan Pardew in the Premier League.
Rondon making the run.
Rondon making the run. Rodriguez,
straight at Begovic. West Brom
scoring only seven away from home in
the Premier League this season. They
have made a positive start here.
Livermore sliding in. The free kick
has gone the way of West Bromwich
Albion. Smith is down on the floor
for Bournemouth. Players from both
sides keen to voice their opinions.
This is the challenge. Two players
both going for it. Smith has come
off the worst. It is a yellow card
for Adam Smith. There will be
another caution, as well. Jake
Livermore. Smith and Livermore both
going for the ball, and both shown
Stanislas, hurdles the challenge
from Evans. House to come back onto
his right foot. Obstructed by Evans.
Free kick in a promising position
for Bournemouth as we approach
half-time. Bournemouth have scored
in each of their last 11 Premier
League matches. Chances for both
teams have been few and far between
so far. Can they get a goal before
half-time? Stanislas! The
Bournemouth man looked to place this
one in the bottom corner. Hopefully
there will be more goal-scoring
chances for both of these teams.
chances for both of these teams. One
fan described the first half as
Jay Rodriguez runs towards the West
Brom supporters. Only for the eighth
time this season, West Bromwich
Albion have scored away from home in
the Premier League. Look at the room
on the nearside for Kieran Gibbs.
Rondon did superbly to win the ball.
Jay Rodriguez gets his ninth of the
season and is now West Brom's top
scorer this season.
scorer this season. Can West
Bromwich Albion hold on for a rare
Premier League victory?
Wilson dispossessed by Gibbs.
Gosling winning it back. Fouled just
outside the penalty area. West Brom
battling to get the ball away.
Stanislas. It was not too far wide.
Junior Stanislas looking to score
for the second successive weekend.
West Bromwich Albion are going to
make their first change of the
afternoon. Jonny Evans is coming
off. Matt Phillips comes on in his
place and Chris Brunt takes over the
captaincy. Dawson has moved into a
central defensive position with
Philip slotting in on the right.
Nyom, Hegarty and Dawson as the
central defensive trio. A shot from
distance and it is in from Jordon
Ibe -- Javi Gracia. Is it
coincidence West Brom have just made
a change at the back. From the far
side, Jordon Ibe powering in a
terrific shot, just beyond Foster.
Bournemouth back on level terms.
Bournemouth keep up their record.
They have now scored in each of
their last 12 Premier League
matches, much to his frustration.
Hegazy blocked by Jermain Defoe.
Gosling. The referee thought about
playing advantage but decided
against it. It will be a caution for
Dawson. West Brom with everybody
back. Bournemouth have six strikers
in a line. Just inside the penalty
area. Stanislas! What a free kick
from Junior Stanislas! Outstanding
placement. He cannot believe it.
West Bromwich Albion, having been in
front, find themselves 2-1 down.
Foster could not get across in time.
Precise, decisive, and may be the
winner. Bournemouth 2-1 West Brom.
Junior Stanislas with a quite
sumptuous free kick.
Gibbs picks up. Desperate times for
West Brom. Phillips with the header,
pushed away by Begovic. Bournemouth
eventually scramble it away.
eventually scramble it away. Still
they come. Robson-Kanu. Nyom cannot
keep it in. So many bodies in the
penalty area and when Gibbs puts it
back in, Daniels with the final
touch to clear it from the line and
prevent West Bromwich Albion
returning home with a point.
Unlucky to lose Johnny. We were not
expecting to lose him today but he
has been sick and his levels must've
been low, he had cramp, we had to
take him off and that unsettled us
and that was the time they got the
I have been working every
day will stop getting ten, 15 balls.
It came off today.
It was a huge
win. We did not underestimate the
size of the game and we needed three
points and if we can get them it
makes a massive difference. The job
is not done.
We have more work to
Is relegation inevitable?
Obviously, very difficult. This was
an opportunity to get ourselves a
win and get our confidence up and
instead we have had another blow,
and a hurtful blow, in terms of the
way the game unfolded. The team
deserved a lot more than they got
Alan Pardew bemoaning the
injury to Jonny Evans.
Does he have
a point? They scored in the same
minute. Matt Phillips was asked to
fill in his position. Perhaps they
did not organise quickly enough on
the pitch. He is an attacking
winger. Jordon Ibe cuts in. He has
come across. Look at Dawson ahead of
him. Pointing to fill that space
because he could see Jordon Ibe.
Nobody closes the ball. It caused
Ben Foster problems. Swerving away
and dipped in front of him.
the first. And this is the free
Was it just a great strike? I
think Ben Foster is a yard too far
advanced. I think Stanislas will
shoot here all day. If he is a yard
deeper he has more reaction time. He
thinks he is going to cross it. I
think it was a fantastic free kick.
West Brom, their super direct
approach worked for much of the
They were much better. I think they
worked out they will play with three
other back, play with two front
players. And then just hit balls as
long as they can. This is Brunt from
the kick-off. Rondon is a handful.
Dawson putting balls in. Rondon will
chase. They get bodies forward,
percentage football. It seemed to
work. Rondon has critics, but he
works hard and is strong, a physical
player will stop perhaps suffers in
front of goal but it was the plan
they stuck to and in fairness, this
is an opportunity here. I am not
sure that is a penalty. I do not
think either player gets to the
ball. It was not much of an appeal.
Nobody appealed to much. This is
Gibbs, this is the wingback. And the
combination of two players in the
final third. Rondon knows what he's
doing, gets up well. The touch from
Rodriguez. They go in front you
think things will change but
unfortunately they did not hang onto
It was better from West Brom. A
chance at the end to possibly steal
For me, they are down but
this is Phillips, Daniels. He came
on, made a good interception.
Brilliant win for Bournemouth. And
us and them situation at the bottom.
Now they are doomed. Alan Pardew,
the last two jobs he has had, two
wins in 28 matches from his point of
view. He has lost the art of winning
games of football.
percentage. West Brom. 5.9%.
Let's see how those games
have affected the table.
At the top, Liverpool have moved
above Tottenham into third,
just the 18 points behind
Bournemouth are up to tenth.
Victory for Crystal Palace sees them
climb out of the relegation zone.
Mark Hughes's Southampton
in the bottom three before he's even
been in charge of a match.
The Eagles are 16th,
two points clear of trouble.
West Brom and Stoke both lost
and continue to look in trouble
at the foot of the table.
Alan Pardew's side are now
ten points from safety.
That's it for the
Premier League action.