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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.
Hello - seven crucial games,
plenty of goals and two
Premier League legends to keep us
entertained over the next 90
minutes as the season
enters the final stretch.
A warm welcome to Frank
Lampard and Alan Shearer.
Sorry, Frank, you didn't get your
With Manchester United not playing
until Sunday afternoon,
Liverpool had the chance
to leapfrog their rivals into 2nd
place with a win over West Ham.
The Hammers have improved under
David Moyes but this would be a real
The Hammers have improved under
David Moyes but this would be a real
test of their resilience.
Your commentator at
Anfield, Guy Mowbray.
As Liverpool bid to become the best
of the rest, at least for tonight,
the West Ham fans are paying tribute
to the best of the best, of all
time, in the eyes of many. Today is
25 years since Bobby Moore left us.
For Liverpool, three changes from
their 5- zero win against Porto.
And it is the usual front three,
Salah, Firmino, Mane. For West Ham,
Antonio is dropping out for Patrice
Evra to get his debut and the first
Premier League game since May 2014,
at a ground where he has Luis Suarez
history from his Manchester United
days. A return after the hamstring
injury for Lanzini, at the expense
of Hernandez, who might feel hard
done by with three goals in his last
four Premier League games. David
Moyes has never won at Anfield as a
manager, drawn seven and lost seven,
drawn seven and lost five in
West Ham have set up, in most
instances, with five back. Having to
deal with Firmino and Salah, and he
hits the ball against the post. They
are off already. It is a lovely ball
from Milner. Firmino, to Salah, a
familiar combination and what a
combination it has been all season.
Arnautovic tried the chip. What an
effort. I think it was touched onto
the bar. That shows the confidence
and the form flowing through Marco
Arnautovic. Matip thinks he has him
in a safe place. A vital fingertip
from Loris Karius. Liverpool well
and truly know that they are in a
game. The woodwork has been hit at
Noble concedes the corner.
That was just hanging on the breeze,
making it awkward for Adrian. He did
well with that. That was threatening
to get under his crossbar.
Alexander Arnold, another tester for
Adrian. Another cross that might
have crept in. And it wasn't really
the intention. The corner was taken
quickly, and Van Dijk didn't get it.
Behind him, Emre Can did. The
barrage of Liverpool crosses finally
comes up with a reward. Emre Can did
well. He can't have seen too much of
that. It came over the heads, very
nearly finished for his sixth goal
this season. It is a goal that makes
it 2-0. That was his 100th in all
competitions in their 40th game.
Salah! That is a goal kick. No West
Ham intervention. He did get there
first. What about the service that
is coming from the left-hand side
Arnautovic went for goal and brings
a save from Karius. How convincing
was this save? Let's just say it is
moving about an awful lot. He saved
it, that is the main thing.
Emre Can, and a good block from Kim
-- Kouyate. Getting it through to
Salah, and he gets it into the back
of the net yet again. Every game is
a goal for Liverpool's brilliant
Egyptian! He has now scored 31 goals
in the campaign. All of the
Liverpool players rushed to Alex
Oxlade-Chamberlain, to congratulate
him for the part he played in the
goal. He had to work. Just at the
end, he had to improvise, shifting
the ball through to Salah. A
typical, exemplary finish from him.
Mane! Adrienne makes the save and
just about keeps West Ham in the
contest. A third Liverpool goal
would win this for sure.
Adrian is out, but he has been
beaten! I think West Ham have been
beaten now, for sure. Roberto
Firmino has scored his customary
goal. He has netted in three in a
row, and Liverpool have three. Mario
tried the tricky stuff to control
it. He gave the ball away and away
went Liverpool. A simple loop over
the top to an onside Firmino. Adrian
was fully committed to trying to get
to the ball first. Once he didn't
pub well, the finish was easy.
Liverpool could be on course to
score four against West Ham again,
which they have done in a last two
meetings of these teams. Lanzini is
only just back from a hamstring
injury. He is off, Antonio is on.
Here is Antonio. Arnautovic is
through the middle, and Antonio did
not need anybody else. There is
still a glimmer of hope for West
Ham. Instant impact made by Antonio.
Look at the room he has got. A
simple pass for Kouyate. They
really, really good finish into the
corner. Just took the shot on at the
right time, to evade Van Dijk and to
beat Karius. He has only been on the
field a minute.
field a minute. 3-1. Game back on?
We will see.
Oxlade-Chamberlain taking it on the
run, back for Salah. Try to take
your eyes off this game. It has
suddenly switched on. Quite a
meandering start to the second half,
but a sudden it is action all over
Firmino! A super, sprawling save by
Adrian. Oxlade-Chamberlain, and now
Mane. Straight at the West Ham
keeper. It is like a shooting
gallery back there! Brake balance
from Firmino. Managed to deceive
Ogbonna, but not Adrian. Vital
header from Crosswell. Salah, ready
Oxlade-Chamberlain thought about
unleashing a shot. He put it through
to Mane instead, and he is denied.
It any outside of the post.
Oxlade-Chamberlain flicks that
nicely into the path of Mane. He had
time, but he could not get it inside
the post. Four Premier League games
without a goal, Sadio Mane, not that
it will bother him too much,
considering he scored a hat-trick
last time against Porto.
Robertson, Mane! Four for Liverpool.
They have done it again. They have
passed the ball from one end of the
field to the other. Andrew Robertson
has been terrific all game. What a
beautiful, measured pass into the
path of Sadio Mane. Liverpool, this
season, have twice scored seven,
three times five, now six times they
have scored four. It is the big one,
two, three, one goal each for Salah,
Firmino and Mane. 4-1.
I don't think you expect a game like
this, you hope for it and you want
to see it. It is really rare that
you get it. Today, we got it and it
is really unbelievably important for
us, because of the situation in the
table, because of the period of the
season, because of many things.
That's the boys delivered something
like that makes me really happy.
Yes, they played really well. We
have moments as well. We had good
moments in the first half. Maybe we
were a bit unfortunate not to go
ahead? But they are a threat, we
knew that it was going to be hard,
we knew how hard it would be. I
thought the first half we played
Both full-backs crossed
fantastic, to be honest. There were
a lot of good situations. We could
have scored more. The result is
completely OK, I think we deserved
it, we don't have to score more. But
the chances, they were still
creating. It was a joy to watch, to
They are a goal-scoring machine, we
have eulogised about the front
three, you picked out one of the
full-backs, he said they were
getting so far forward? Andrew
Robertson in particular?
he was the best player on the pitch.
He had a slow start to his Anfield
career, but he started 13 of the
last 14 league games. I thought he
was absolutely superb. Pace,
was absolutely superb. Pace, energy,
defending up the left-hand side.
Not much in this one, but he is up
there and he doesn't give in. He
loses the ball, but he showed a
great attitude to get it back. He
doesn't give up. He is in the final
third and he wanted to win that
back. This, for a foreword, it is a
dream ball. It deserves to be in the
back of the net. Difficult skill on
picking people out. Strong in the
air, strong in the tackle. Driving
his team forward. Those balls,
Centre forwards, you like them
because they are easier to control
when they have that much pace.
Another brilliant ball in to
Firmino, who is superb. He starts
this move on the edge of his own
box. Look where he ends up. It is
absolutely magnificent. Having the
desire to get in there, the fitness
to get in there, he put it on a
plate for Mane. Thanks very much, a
tap in. 92nd or 93rd minute, he is
still going, still driving forward,
still wanting to create goals for
his team-mates. He was absolutely
superb. As I said, found it tough to
begin with, but showing great
He certainly did.
Oxlade-Chamberlain, Frank? There was
a lot of talk about the World Cup
coming up this summer, midfield
places possibly up for grabs. He has
a chance today had he played well?
Very well. I think he came to
Liverpool with aspirations to play
in central midfield. You could
probably have question marks against
that, he has always been seen as an
attacking right winger at Arsenal.
Today he was very good. He showed
both sides of the game that you need
to play central midfield for a team
like Liverpool. First half was
disciplined, a lot of hard work in
his own half, pressing and getting
tight. When he wins it back, he has
the quality to play crisp passes and
get his head moving. In the second
half, he came into his own. We note
he can dribble. Great feet, here. In
the end, he gets a bit of fortune to
create the goal for Salah but he
deserved it because he stayed in the
game and on the ball. This is what
midfielders need to do more. Go the
extra mile, arrive in the box. He
has the capacity to do that. Does
not get the finish, but the speed
and capacity is there. Getting the
right pass, some more maturity,
getting the right pass, and he is
getting in spaces, in front of the
West Ham back five, as it was today.
Great positions to get into. Stand
on the ball, he has that ability. A
great slide pass for Mane. If he
can't... The problem has been
What has he to do?
Play like that
week in and week out. It sounds
simple. To play that role. He has
the attributes that England need in
the World Cup.
West Ham didn't
happen for them tactically today
didn't. I understand what David
Moyes is saying. First half they
were in the game. They had a problem
tactically with Mario and lands
lands. They want the ball to their
feet. When you go to Liverpool and
the game goes against you, you need
more than that. Antonio came in
second-half, gave them more thrust.
Playing those two in Liverpool you
might not have done. When Liverpool
is that good, it's hard for anybody
to get a result there.
Do you see
improving. Great progression. They
have a consistency about them which
they didn't have. One defeat in the
last 19 league games. They are
looking very, very good for top four
Swansea's first visit to The Amex
brought together two in-form sides.
Brighton are unbeaten in five games,
whilst Swansea haven't lost in ten,
including their FA Cup exploits.
Steve Wilson was on the south coast.
With new faces on the bench there is
added pressure on Glenn Murray to
keep scoring for Brighton. Help's
the fifth top scoring Englishman in
the Premier League so far this
season. Ever green at 34. Swansea's
Ayew gets the nod over his brother
Andre. They have taken more points
from Carlos Carvalhal's seven league
games in charge than they did in the
20 games before he came. That is
quite a turn around. Only lost three
of their 13 home league games have
Brighton. Here's Murray. Murray,
still. Oh, now, penalty. No
complaints either from Mike van der
Hoorn. He made the challenge. And
that tells you the story. The man
who made the challenge has no
complaints whatsoever about the
decision. He's bundled into his leg.
There's no question about it.
There's no question about it. Well,
Glenn Murray facing Fabianski. 1-0
Brighton. Ninth league goal of the
season for Glenn Murray. Lifted it
into the middle of the goal and
Fabianski guessed wrong.
Fabianski guessed wrong. They met in
a Championship play-off semi-final
these two managers, Chris Hughton
and Carlos Carvalhal, the then
Sheffield Wednesday manager came out
on top. Stephens away. As far as
Mawson, though. Van der Hoorn.
Deflection. Oh! Oh, my goodness,
it's a really good
it's a really good save fr Ryan.
First deflection wasn't dangerous,
the second one from Duffy definitely
was. Ryan had to recover quickly.
Schelotto. Posing a few questions
here, Brighton. Schelotto. It's a
corner. A couple of minutes here for
Swansea, they do not want to go in
two goals behind. That would make it
very tough indeed. Pascal Gross with
this corner for Brighton.
this corner for Brighton. It's a
free header. It hit the bar. Shane
Duffy got his head on it, within a
whisker here of doubling their lead.
Oh, good feet, Jordan Ayew here.
Ayew's shot. Hits the post, hits the
keeper, and is put wide by Olsson.
So unlucky Swansea. Great little
burst by Jordan Ayew. He couldn't
have done much more. Well, how many
times do you see that bounce back on
to the keeper and then in? But not
for Swansea and Jordan Ayew, not
today. As Olsson followed up, he put
it wide. Narsingh has come on for
Mike van der Hoorn. It's not a
defender for a defender, it's a
wideman for a defender.
wideman for a defender. Jordan Ayew,
Ki, he'll hit that. Good save, Ryan.
Well, that was too good to turn down
for Ki Sung-Yueng. Could not hit it.
Good play by Narsingh. Lovely use of
the body to feint away. A mart
the body to feint away. A mart save
by Matt Ryan. Big appeal for
handball. There were appeals, Mike
Dean ignored them. It drops... It
probably hit his right wrist. He's
at such close-range, I don't think
he moved his arm to the ball in any
sense whatsoever. Here's Mawson for
Swansea. He's lost it. Knockaert to
Murray. Anthony Knockaert. Gross and
Murray in the middle. Stephens
arriving. Knockaert, can he beat
Mawson? He can. Murray it's in. The
flag is up far side. The flag is up
far side, the goal will not count.
Ed Smart's flag. Well, Knockaert
here curled it in there. Clearly,
Murray is in an offside position. I
don't know he gets a touch. He is
attempting to get a touch. If he
doesn't get a touch he's impeding
the goal keep coop an offside
position. He was certainly trying to
get a touch, and the goal is ruled
out, correctly so, in my opinion.
Well, he has got one, he might have
had three or four by now. Don't come
much closer than this.
Bong. Izquierdo, Gross. Izquierdo.
Murray, this time, 2-0. It's been
coming and coming, and coming. Now
it's arrived. Glenn Murray's second
goal of the game. Brighton double
their lead. It's a nice little one,
two with a Pascal Gross. This time
it was perfect from Izquierdo for
Murray. Absolutely nothing Lukasz
Fabianski could do. Knockaert.
Gross. Oh, Knockaert is in here. Is
this three? It is! That settles it
for sure. Anthony Knockaert.
Brighton's outstanding player of
their promotion season, he scores
his third goal of this season.
Nicely found, but he took it really
well off his left foot. Wrong-footed
Fabianski with the finish. Pascal
Gross with the assist, again.
Anthony Knockaert with the finish
and the flourish. Brighton 3,
Swansea 0. It is honestly that cold.
Handball, wasn't it, by Tammy
Abraham. It certainly looked like
it. He got away from one challenge,
Abraham. Narsingh to his right. Oh,
it's deflected in. It was the big
deflection of Lewis Dunk that took
in. That's handball, surely, by
Abraham. Not given. The final touch
was off Lewis Dunk. It's been a good
game and Brighton will feel they've
done enough to warrant the victory.
They certainly created the more
chances. Missed by Naughton. Here's
Izquierdo. Four in the middle here
for Brighton. Izquierdo. He takes on
Fernandinho. It's Dale Stephens and
it's in from Locadia. His first
Premier League goal. Scored on his
debut in the FA Cup against
Coventry. He scores on his Premier
League debut against Swansea.
League debut against Swansea. £14
million from PSV. Jurgen Locadia
makes it Brighton
million from PSV. Jurgen Locadia
makes it Brighton 4, Swansea 1.
a special moment. I was dreaming
always for playing for the Premier
League. The day has finally come.
Crazy way to make your debut,
scoring. A special day.
opened up in that second-half
period. I think the fact that we had
taken the lead, they decided to
change, which made it that much more
of an open game. When that happens,
then one side will benefit from it.
I thought we benefitted more than
what they did.
We tried to win the
game. We was losing 1-0. We were not
happy. We changed things to try to
back to the game and try to win the
game. The players did mistakes, but
probably they did also when we did
the options. It's the football. It's
We want a striker's
appreciation of a striker. Glenn
Murray, ten goals this season, ten
league goals. Great effort. Largely
contributed towards this success.
starts, ten league goals, 34 years
of age and he had such a brilliant
game today. Having a very,
of age and he had such a brilliant
game today. Having a very, very good
season not normally do you associate
Glenn Murray with running in behind.
You shouldn't. You should have the
youngsters doing it. He was constant
today. He didn't stop doing it and
causing Swansea all sorts of
problems, getting into those areas.
Yes, penalty. He clips him
then, trips him down. Penalty. Gets
up, great confidence, stick it is
down the middle. Bluffs the
goalkeeper. Hold up play. Just to
get on the end of things, to get
into the box and to have and
continue to have that feeling of
scoring goals, if Knockaert puts
that in a little bit earlier, then
he wouldn't have been offside
because he went to time it on his
first run. Hold-up play superb. Look
at him driving to get in the box
there. Unlucky not to get another
one there. Thanks very much. Tap-in,
left foot this time. Brighton broke
their transfer record on Jurgen
Locadia. He can't get in the team
because of the form of Glenn Murray.
What a terrific job Chris Hughton
has done at Brighton?
with the players and beens. They are
one of the lesser budgets they might
have broke the transfer record. That
says everything. What spirit he
Garners the way he comes across as a
manager. I think we will support
them we want them to do well. It's a
great club. Come a long way and
Chris Hughton deserves immense
Big three points for them.
The end of a good run for Swansea,
not their game today.
not their game today. Two matches
down, five more on their way.
As far asthma
Lovely turn. Almost a lovely
finish as well.
Sims opens up.
Next to the Hawthorns where
Huddersfield Town were the visitors
for what was a crucial game
for West Bromwich Albion
and their manager, Alan Pardew.
The chairman and the financial
director has been moved on, so you
can't be certain of your job.
was reportedly stolen...
the curfew was unacceptable.
eighth defeat out of 16 for Alan
This is not ideal.
possibly as low as the club has been
for many years.
I will try to use my
experience to get out of this
John Watson watched this
Jonny Evans is restored to the
captaincy, now that the Barcelona
incident has been dealt with
internally and closed. He takes his
place in a defence that sees the
return of Kieran Gibbs. Daniel
Sturridge is still injured, so the
front to our paired again, Salomon
Rondon and Jay Rodriguez. They have
scored just eight between them.
Danny Williams starts in midfield,
and on the right there is a chance
for Collin Quaner, with Tom ends on
the bench. -- Ince. A bitingly cold
afternoon. But a bit of sunshine
creeping through. That might just
reflect how the Albion supporters,
or indeed the Huddersfield fans
think about their season.
Quaner again for Huddersfield. The
shot was by Prichard. It has come
back out... Prichard was in there
again. A scramble, following a cross
by had urged
Huddersfield's best chance of the
game. The whole ground is bathed in
blue and white. Huddersfield don't
often play in red. It is their third
choice strip they are wearing.
Maclean, what a chance.
Huddersfield, the defence had been
sucked in by Rondon and Rodriguez.
The centre was fine, but not the
finish from James Maclean. As
scrappy as you might expect for a
relegation battle. West Brom start
the second half still looking for
that victory that would calm things
down after two turbulent weeks at
It's gone in off and Albion
defender! Van La Parra is the
scorer, as he was in the first game
in November. I am sure there was a
slight deflection, but he has scored
for Huddersfield Town after two
minutes of the second half. West
Brom were all over the place,
defensively. Again, the man that
tormented them in the first half.
There was a good overlap, and Van La
Parra celebrates against West Brom
for the second time this season. The
nervousness spreading around the
Hawthorns extends to Alan Pardew.
Defeat here would be a bitter blow,
both for him and his team.
Van La Parra again.
That wasn't away by much. That could
well have been the second goal.
Well, there is nothing about West
Brom at the moment that makes you
think they are going to stage a
They say goals win games, and
Huddersfield have got one and are
looking for the second one with
Mounie. 2-0! West Brom, on the
floor. Mounie is the scorer. It is
his eighth of the season.
Huddersfield celebrate and Alan
Pardew looks a broken man! Fans are
streaming out of the Hawthorns.
Dawson is there, number 25... Well,
I suppose they were looking for an
offside. It didn't come. Foster came
out and Mounie clipped it past him.
2-0 Huddersfield. A big Huddersfield
fan, Patrick Stewart. People like
Frank Skinner and Adrian Chiles must
be thinking, we might be in the
Championship next season. The
Huddersfield fans are chanting that
they are staying up, that might be
premature. But this is a good
position to be in.
Phillips gets a corner. Now, one of
the big fellas from the back has to
come and do something here. Hegazy
does. Chris Brunt is the perfect man
to strike it with his left foot.
Craig Dawson, he seemed to deceive
the goalkeeper. He is down on his
knees, Loessl. It is his fault. West
Brom are back in the game, at least.
Not much in the way of celebrations.
The corner taken by Brunt, Dawson in
a one-to-one with the goalkeeper. No
question. West Bromwich Albion come
back to 2-1.
Williams, and a good save.
Hegazy this time just about keeps
Huddersfield at bay. That could have
been 3-1. On another day, it might
have been. Danny Williams, on the
The header away was by Schindler.
Versus Rodriguez. A free kick.
Huddersfield feel... He has his head
in his hands, they feel that was a
Brunt! Loessl atones for the goal
that he conceded with an acrobatic
save. Well, the mood in the
Hawthorns has lifted slightly.
Well played by Joergensen.
Van La Parra, Olly Foster's feat
denied him. -- only Foster.
If that had gone in, Alan Pardew's
day would have been done for, I'm
Burke, in a good position for West
Brom. Corner. The heavy mob are
there again, Hegazy, Dawson, Evans.
Everybody piling into the penalty
He can't get there again, the
goalkeeper. He is having problems
with this. Again, it was Dawson, who
scored the Albion goal, who nearly
repeated the trick. If ever there
was a nail-biting relegation
struggle, it is the one we have seen
We have said this before, this is a
proper belt and the players have
done everything we have to do. They
showed commitment, fighting spirit,
togetherness, they worked their
socks off. In summer moments they
showed decent football as well. I am
do you feel that you will be in the
Premier League next season?
is not finished, it is very tight at
the minute. All of the teams are
fighting to stay in the Premier
League. We fight until it is 40
Yes, obviously it was
disappointing today. The lads have
taken it hard. Rightly so. We just
get back to it on Monday and
hopefully prepare for the next match
and give our all.
Think it is three
wins in 37 games, you know? It is a
problem. We have just got to find
their way to win a game, which ever
way that is, and how ugly it is. It
was certainly ugly today but we
Do you think you will
personally get the opportunity to
turn it around?
I don't know, I am
employed to be the manager of the
team and that is what I will do on
Monday, unless I am told otherwise.
Difficult times for West Brom,
excellent performance from
Huddersfield, you know you will
always get commitment, pressing.
Brilliant. What surprised me, Alan
Pardew said in his interview before
the game that he knew exactly how
Huddersfield were going to play,
they were going to press them, close
them down and put them under
pressure. And they did just that,
exactly that. And West Brom could
not handle it, they weren't good
enough, they didn't show the same
desire, the same hunger as that was
desire, the same hunger as that was
feel players. -- as the Huddersfield
players. They did, they put them
under pressure, West Brom could not
handle it. They technically were not
good enough to control the ball
under pressure. They were
relentless, Huddersfield, and fully
deserved it. They played some
excellent stuff, driving the game
forward. Look at this. If one is not
going at you, you have another one
at you. One is starting it, one is
getting into the box. Brilliant
chance for Prichard. As I said, I
thought Huddersfield were thoroughly
deserving of the three points. They
were much better than West Brom.
Also, leaking goals, West Brom, too
Things are looking bad.
If you can't cut out errors
defensively, they are already
adrift, and if you give away simple
goals, one long, straight ball, it
gives you a problem. Jonny Evans is
out of position. What you're going
to see is a complete lack of
intensity to get close and put the
man and the ball under pressure. He
gets a setback. Kieran Gibbs, your
turn to get close and make it
difficult to put the ball in the
box. He stands off. The overlap
comes in. Van La Parra, and Dawson
is in a good spot, but what he does,
edging backwards. By standing still,
Van La Parra has found himself three
yards of space. I think this happens
when you are under pressure as a
defender. You worry about the space
and defending the goal. Space
doesn't score goals, the man does.
That was a scrappy finish, but easy.
Giving simple balls away. Look at
the body than which. Prichard,
picking out in yards of space. --
the body language. Organisation,
communication is something they
haven't got. Great goals from
Huddersfield's point of view. But
from West Brom's point of view, a
tough time coming if they are going
to continue defending like that.
to continue defending like that.
Huddersfield continue to confound.
West Brom in crisis on and off the
The club is in a mess, they
decided to change their manager,
they wanted a change of style in
November and I was surprised at the
time, sacking the chairman and chief
executive, we read about 12 days
ago, seven points adrift, we need
them to win seven games to get out
of the bottom three, and I don't
think they have any chance.
seen good comebacks in recent
seasons, but it is asking a lot?
other teams around them are showing
fight and spirit, they are not
showing any of that. When you are
that far ahead and don't have that
feeling, it is difficult.
Bournemouth and Newcastle
have recently bloodied
the noses of Arsenal,
Chelsea and Manchester United
and the two sides met looking
for a crucial three points that
would lift one of them a little
bit closer to safety.
The commentator was Jonathan Pearce.
Josh King is starting for the first
time in 2018 after a hamstring
injury, Bournemouth's only personnel
change, as Ibe drops out. Jermain
Defoe is among the substitutes.
Newcastle are unsurprisingly
unchanged, with Matt Ritchie
returning to the club he helped get
promoted to the Premier League. Some
Newcastle fans left home at 3am for
the start of the 700 mile round
Almost impossible to predict, who
would have thought they would have
gone to Huddersfield and win 3-0, or
go to Huddersfield and lose 4-1? A
lovely ball by Shelby. Dwight Gayle
with a backheel! 1-0 Newcastle! Wall
above the quality of that shell the
past. Ritchie, against his old side.
In the end, Dwight Gayle, a cute
finish, sending the Newcastle
travelling supporters delirious. The
best part of the game by a mile.
Charlie Daniels have been sucked
close to the ball. The defence was
turned. Begovic did not cover
himself with glory with the
attempted cut out. It fell to Dwight
Gayle. Here they come again,
Newcastle. Eight -- a tremendous
start for them. Ritchie went to bend
it and he was not far off, and it is
all Newcastle United.
The referee has given a free kick
against Nathan Ake for climbing over
Dwight Gayle. Inviting the defender
to go over the top.
Kenedy, with the shot that is
deflected, dribbling through, and it
is a corner. Newcastle United's
first corner comes in the last
minute of the first half.
Kenedy, with it in.
Dubravka with a cross that teased
the ball. Back in, it's two. Knocked
in again by Dwight Gayle and another
horror show at the back from
Bournemouth. Big assist by Perez,
who worked very hard in the first
half. Nightmarish moment for
Begovic. It comes in Begovic lose it
is there. Back across it comes,
through the goalkeeper. Easy tap-in
for the well positioned Gayle. Did
it with a swirling cross. Missed by
them all in there. Oh, that's an
awful moment for Asmir Begovic.
Daniels has been replaced by Adam
Smith. Handball. Referee well
positioned to see. It won by Cook.
Perez was sluggish. Here's King
looking to give it back to the
winger. He gets across. Was he taken
out there by the challenge by
Lascelles? Bournemouth won the
penalty. They are asking the
question. He gets nothing of the
ball and ends up on top of the
Bournemouth player. The only thing
that saved Jamaal Lascelles in the
eyes of the referee was that the
ball had already gone. Perez. Gayle
makes his run. On a hat-trick,
Dwight Gayle. Straight to the heart
of the Bournemouth defence. Blocked
by Cook. Ritchie.
by Cook. Ritchie. Bundled over.
Silly challenge there. Mousset
didn't need to it there. Wrong side
to try and win the ball. Ritchie
against his old side. Gayle on a
hat-trick. It's Gayle. Hits the
wall. Oh, goodness me, Perez could
have wrapped it up. What a miss that
is. When the ball presents itself at
your feet in a Premier League match,
you have to score. On comes Jermain
Defoe. Wouldn't it be like football
if the former Sunderland man can
come up with something here. He's
come up with a note for Adam Smith.
I wonder what that's all about. We
will wait and see what Smith does
from now on. Here's Atsu. Running
out of play.
Cook with the long throw, headed on
by Ake. Mousset.
by Ake. Mousset. Off Diame. Simon
Francis who takes it. Hooks it away,
looking for Cook. Chip to the
far-post, Mousset. Good setup. Oh,
fine, fine save to deny Cook. Is
he's knocked himself out the
goalkeeper here, I think. The
referee had to stop it. It was a
flying save. What an inspired loan
signing he is proving to be,
Dubravka. Lovely ball to the
far-post, back across goal. Good
save. Oh, he crunched into Shelvey.
Second really important save he's
made in the game. Shelfy to the
right hand side. Atsu plays it to
Shelvey. A magnificent challenge by
Ake put him off. Shelvey slotted it
wide. Newcastle should have wrapped
the game up there. Surely, they
won't be left to rue this chance. He
waited, he waited. He put it on a
plate. Brilliant challenge by Ae.
Shelvey should have scored. Lewis
Cook. Here's Josh King. Defoe in
there as well. Cook, backheel to
Smith. Oh a thunderous goal.
Beautifully set up and smashed it.
Bournemouth have back into the game.
A brilliant goal by the substitute,
Smith. Absolutely rocketed it in.
Beautiful backheel there to him by
Cook. It flew in. Off the other side
of the bar. They are back in the
game Bournemouth. They deserve that
goal o for their second-half
performance. Mousset. Newcastle are
absolutely out on their feet.
Mousset, he's brought down by Diame.
Poor challenge. The Bournemouth
player is hurt. Checks back and
that's a really bad challenge there.
This will be some story if
Stanislas, up over the wall. Held by
the alert and aerobatic Dubravka.
Bending, but not enough. Nathan Ake.
Decent cross in. Turned on towards
Mousset. Good wall, well thought
out. Francis drives it in. Can they
equalise. It's in. Would you believe
this, Dan Gosling levels it up for
Bournemouth. Driven across
intelligently by Francis. Set up by
King and Ake and finished by Dan
Gosling. Terrific comeback by
Bournemouth. 2-0 down. They have
come back into it Andreu 2-2.
Splendid submitment, terrific
Splendid submitment, terrific
We start the
game OK. We conceded a poor goal
when we analyse that back. The
second is not pretty either. The two
goals are self-inflicted wounds
really. When you go 2-0 down it's
difficult to lift yourself off the
floor and come back again.
Thankfully, we got the third goal in
the game. That was going to be the
crucial one. We believed we could go
on and get something.
It's a good
feeling when you play against teams
in and around you it's important not
to lose. If you can't win, then get
a draw at least. That's what
happened today. We have got to take
positive from the game by getting a
point. Yeah, we keep moving forward.
We knew they would come out
second-half and put us under
pressure our game black plan was to
hit them on the counter-attack and
put it to bed.
We were doing well in
games and not winning. It depends on
experience. Experience is something
you have to get during the season,
learning from mistakes. Today again
I see a lot of positives a pity we
didn't score the third goal.
Recovered yet from that comeback,
No, brilliant comeback from
Bournemouth. Had a lot of
possessions didn't do anything with
it for 70 minutes. Newcastle were
comfortable, two goals and should
have had it won. Missed two absolute
sitters to kill the game off.
Shelvey an enigma.
Shelvey an enigma.
start with the positives.
about it he can pick a pass out and
is brilliant with the weight of
pass. If you are going to give him
that time on the ball to lift his
head up and will have guys running
in behind he can do that and there
is space for him to hit, he will no
doubt do that. This is brilliant
from Ritchie. He knows, before that
ball gets to Shelvey, he is on his
bike. He is running in behind. Look
at that for the weight of pass. This
is the first goal. Decent ball in.
OK, a little bit of luck. It's
Shelvey's pass that actually starts
it. Ritchie's run. He gives it to
him, as I said, on a plate. Left
Andrade right foot. Here is the left
foot. Change of direction. Great
vision again. He keeps things moving
for Newcastle. Keeps them ticking
along. Tries to drive them forward
with his forward-thinking and his
forward passing. This was the huge
moment in the game. They should have
scored to make it 3-0 earlier with
Perez. He drives into the box there.
That should kill the game off. There
should be no way back for
Bournemouth from that position if he
puts it in the back of the net.
Frank, the down side?
was sublime. We saw that. The only
thing is for as good as his passing
was, his defensive side of his game
in the latter stages didn't live up
to it. He's on the far side, there
doesn't seem to be a problem. Lewis
Cook moves and Jonjo Shelvey
doesn't. Sees him clearly. Doesn't
move. Still not moving. Ball played
to Smith. Great finish. When the
ball hits the back of the net,
Shelvey has his hands on his knees
and bent over. No reaction from him
at all. You think he knows his
mistakes. More disser per rate at
2-1. Knows where he is. Let's him
run. Gets away with that, not much
comes of it. Desperate. Chasing on
the edgeof the box. I understand
that. You see this carry on. His
team-mates are defending for their
lives. Hands on his knees. Moved
forward. He doesn't help his team. I
don't think it's a physical thing.
Adrenaline would make you run back.
I think it's a concentration and
mentality thing. He switches off.
Yohan Rafa Benitez will be livid
that is why he doesn't play him.
Moments like that can cost you the
Plenty more to look forward
to over the next week,
including two vital games on Match
of the Day 2.
COMMENTATOR: Lukaku. Manchester
United breakthrough. Brilliant goal.
3-0. That's really important for Roy
Hodgson. That is the breakthrough.
Radio 5Live have commentary
of the Spurs game and the League Cup
final on Sunday afternoon.
BBC One has the FA Cup fifth
round replay between Swansea
and Sheffield Wednesday live
on Tuesday night.
While 5Live have Rochdale's trip
to Wembley on Wednesday
with highlights on the red
button at 10.00pm.
Despite picking up five points
from his four games in charge,
Paul Lambert's Stoke City started
the day two points adrift of safety.
They faced a Leicester side
who are without a win
in their last three league games.
At the King Power, Steve Bower.
With the transfer deadline put
behind him Mahrez starts a Premier
League game for the first time since
Manchester City's failed bid
Leicester haven't won this season
when he hasn't started. He will hope
to help Jamie Vardy score for the
sixth game in a row. Shaqiri has
scored in back-to-back Premier
League games for the first time and
Stoke will need their top-scorer to
build on a total of just six away
points. The worst record in all four
top divisions. Without their
captain, Ryan Shawcross as well due
to an ankle injury. Seven games at
home in the Premier League. Stoke
have only ever won one Premier
League match in their stadium.
League match in their stadium. Is
Schmeichel comfortably down after
the effort from Ndidi.
-- Ndiaye. Fletcher left out
completely. Paul Lambert said he had
a plan to play Leicester. Shawcross
missing because of an ankle injury.
Missing a bit of experience there.
Caught by Ndidi. Stoke free-kick.
Quickly taken by Shaqiri. James. Now
Stoke have to scamper back. It's
Mahrez. He's Vardy with him. Up
against Joe Allen. Mahrez went
alone. Leicester might feel that was
an opportunity lost. It all came
from that Stoke free-kick. From that
moment on, they were struggling to
get bodies back. A pass potentially
to Vardy was on, Mahrez went for
glory. Since he walked through the
door to succeed Craig shake peer
Leicester have lost two league games
at home. He challenged his team to
win the second champ Championship.
By that he means finishing seventh.
Now Shaqiri. Shooting opportunity.
And he's made the most of it.
Something from nothing from nowhere.
Quality from Shaqiri. He scores for
the third game in a row, and Stoke
City have the lead. His seventh of
the season. Well, it is was sloppy
from Leicester. Credit Joe Allen for
winging it back. Look at the space
Shaqiri had. Again, from outside of
the penalty area, he has found the
back of the net. Knew exactly where
he wanted to put it. And the Swiss
international has given the team,
with just six away points all
season, the lead a minute before
half-time. In a first half that has
lacked quality, he's just produced a
moment of it.
Gray. Being chased by Cameron. He
has played an important role so far
in front of the Stoke front four. He
got it back there again the American
Schmeichel's clearance was a poor
one. Shaqiri has seen him off his
line. Very nearly punished him.
Kasper Schmeichel breathes a huge
sigh of relief. He was right out on
the edgeof the touchline there when
he played that towards Matty James.
One touch from Shaqiri and his
second one was very nearly in the
back of the net. Schmeichel
scrambling. Paul Lambert had to
change his blue top because Kasper
Schmeichel complained to the referee
in his blue one he thought he was a
Leicester player standing on the
side of the pitch. The Stoke boss
has gone from blue to white.
Diabate. Away from Cameron. Ndidi.
Albrighton to deliver. Again, they
can't beat that first defender.
Cleared by Martins Indi. Mahrez.
Leicester rather waiting for
something to happen, rather than
wanting it to. Can they change that
here? They can! It is a slice of
good luck. It is not a moment that
Jack Butland will want to see again,
but it is 1-1. Well, it was
Albrighton, drilling the delivery
off Butland, for an own goal. A
horrible moment for Jack Butland,
wearing the armband for Stoke City.
What would that man, who has played
for both of those clubs, think of
Leicester corner. It is their ninth
of this game. They are yet to really
threaten from one.
Cleared by Choupo-Moting, as far as
Mahrez, Dan McGwire. And he has hit
the woodwork. And it is still in
play. Stoke survived.
Leicester corner and renewed
optimism. He saw that late, Jack
Butland, at full stretch to deny
Riyad Mahrez. The most extraordinary
sequence of play. A poor clearance,
fantastic save by Butland. And it
came back into Harry Maguire.
Composure from the central defender,
but the angle was too tight in the
A little over two minutes of the 90
to go. That came off Charlee Adams,
so it will not be offside! Riyad
Mahrez to snatch it, but that is
good defending from Stoke and that
is enough. It is a corner, in the
89th minute. Watch this, coming off
Charlie Adam. Riyad Mahrez had two
touches. Between them, Zouma and
Butland denied him. I think it was
off Zouma, and then Butland. Really
good defending from Zouma.
Inviting, way by Johnson.
Back in from Mahrez, and terrific
delivery, off the post! Mathew James
trying to follow. Cameron got it
clear. Terrific ball from Mahrez.
Mathew James thought he had won it.
The second half was better,
sometimes it was clinical, sometimes
unlucky. A fantastic save from
sometimes it was clinical, sometimes
unlucky. A fantastic save from the
opponent goalkeeper. And then we did
success to score. At the end,
perhaps it is a fair result.
if we get a run of wins or good
results together we will climb. Just
got to make sure we do it sooner,
rather than later. That is the main
thing. We want to turn the improved
performances into points that will
lead us out of trouble.
could see what happened with the
equalising goal. You won't be happy
He is a fabulous
goalkeeper, who will make mistakes,
it will not be his first or his
last. But he did a brilliant save
just before it. Since I have been at
the club, he has been a huge player
on and off the pitch. I have no fear
about Jack Butland.
We will come to
him in a second. A very good point
for Stoke away from home. They very
much nullified Leicester's star
They did, the reason why
Jamie Vardy has such an impressive
record against the big six is
because the big six are prepared to
come out and play and they are not
scared of having a high line, which
suits Jamie Vardy because of his
suits Jamie Vardy because of his
pace. What clubs like Stoke do, and
did very well today, is that they
ain't going to vacate that space,
they don't leave much space behind.
They are going to sit tight on the
edge of the box, getting men behind
the ball and frustrate. There was
hardly any space whatsoever for
Leicester, and in particular for
Jamie Vardy, until the last two
minutes of the game, when Leicester
were pushing forward, so much so
that Mahrez is getting the ball and
Stoke were very happy with him
picking the ball up near the halfway
line. In the end, again, nothing for
Vardy to run into. In the end, they
ended up doing that. That is what
Stoke were very, very comfortable
with. The second half, they didn't
change. They are not prepared to
leave anything behind.
Vardy can do to change that?
moving around, try to move
defenders, try to keep running
behind and not get frustrated. Keep
making those little runs. It did
happen, time and time again. Men
behind the ball. Vardy stopped doing
it a little bit. That made it easier
for the Stoke players. If they were
going to do that all afternoon,
which they did, the Giants at the
back constantly header that out. It
was a well earned point.
Butland on goal, one of the
contenders for a possible England
spot, really up for grabs. A mixed
Exactly. To give credit
to Jack Butland, we don't expect
this from him. He is very consistent
in general. He will not need anybody
to tell him it was a mistake. It was
obvious, a clear misjudgement. Jamie
Vardy does well, getting across his
eye line. He expects to catch that.
It hits him on the left arm, a
misjudgement. But let's give him
huge credit in his response. These
are two very good saves. Mahrez,
plenty of time to pick his spot.
Even better than that, you can see
better from the other angle, getting
the touch on this one. Good save,
strong arm. But then he is ready to
go again. Ndiaye hits that very
well. He deserves that, he made
A win for Everton at Watford
would continue their push
for a second successive seventh
placed finish and a possible return
to European football.
Yet, given the congested
nature of the table,
a win for the home side would close
the gap between them to one point.
Gerard Deulofeu scored in the
victory over Chelsea earlier this
month. Roberto Pereyra is the only
change made by Javi Gracia. Michael
Keane returns to the Everton
defence, with Mangala out injured.
Everton have only one win away from
home in the Premier League season,
but they beat Watford in November,
coming from 2-0 down, to win 3-2.
The tenth Premier League meeting
between Watford and Everton, and
there are two new men in charge, 12
different managers have taken charge
of the two sides in the previous
Walcott, sprinting into the penalty
area. Niasse, and it is pushed away
by the goalkeeper and turned behind
by Proedl. The first real scare for
Watford, as Everton come forward. A
deflection off the defender. A
nervous moment for Karnezis.
His last job was in Russia, so this
cold temperature will not cause any
problems for him.
Three in the middle for Watford, but
it is a way by Keane.
Neither side has created much in the
way of tangible opportunities so
Fouled by Holebas. Two goals for
Theo Walcott already, since his move
from Arsenal. Got both goals in the
victory over Leicester.
In towards Keane, and down towards
Davis. Couldn't quite get there.
Mariappa keeping his body in the way
of the Everton teenager. That just
eluded Davis. It was 3-2 when these
teams met at Goodison, ten goals in
the last three Premier League
meetings. Another five goal thriller
looks unlikely, but we live in hope!
Deeney with the header, and Pickford
was able to gather it. Watford's
best chance of the match so far.
Rooney, dispossessed. Pereyra's ball
in, and the looping header from
Pickford, with the save, to deny
Watford the goal. Deeney is furious
with his team-mate, he wanted the
ball played into him in the middle.
Daryl Janmaat! Pickford, with the
save once more.
The goalkeeper called into action
twice in quick succession. It was
his own clearance that rebounded
away off Troy Deeney. Twice he made
amends. It remains 0-0.
Okaka drives it across, and Deeney
gets the shot away! And the deadlock
is broken by Troy Deeney! His fifth
goal of the season. Watford have the
leader at Vicarage Road. Jordan
Pickford, with a double save to keep
Watford out just moments before. But
he could do nothing about this one.
Okaka's ball across. Play the lead
back Deeney with the touch to make
space for himself and an unstoppable
shot into the Everton goal. He has
only scored penalties in the Premier
League this season before tonight.
Is it going to be a second
successive home win for Javi Gracia,
and a fourth consecutive away defeat
Walcott, dispossessed on the far
side. Holebas finds Okaka. A lovely
turn and almost a lovely finish as
well. Pickford with the save.
Capoue with the shot, appealing for
handball but the referee is not
interested. Jordan Pickford giving
his side the chance of getting an
equaliser by keeping this out. Now
or never for Everton, you feel.
Corner. Jordan Pickford is coming
forward for Everton. A minimum of
three minutes additional time. We
are into the last 30 seconds of
that. Pickford is there to add his
Bouncing in the area, saved by the
Canis is gratefully grabs the ball.
A tangle of bodies.
I don't know if we deserve or do not
deserve the result, but we had more
possession, we had more shots on
target. We worked a lot and we got
If I was looking at it
from an outside point of view, you
would think it was a bit dire. It
was just two teams that didn't want
to lose the game.
when it ends up it looked like we
were going to get a point. Well
deserved at that point, if we got
it. But when you get several chances
to score, like Michael Keane, with a
header three yards out, it is not
going to be your day. We should have
hung on and taken the point, moving
It is a strange season, on one
side we could be in the
Championship, the other side, it
might be European days. It is a mad
time. We have ten games left, West
Brom shall be next week, we have to
back this up with a better
performance, probably with the ball.
But definitely the same ideas we had
It was a pretty awful game
with one inspired moment?
understatement, it was dire. One
moment to change the game. Jordan
Pickford coming here. He approaches
this kick very casually. He lashes
Pickford coming here. He approaches
this kick very casually. He lashes
at it. Firmino makes the wrong
decision and allows Jordan Pickford
to make amends. Less than a minute
later, Watford have momentum in a
game that was going nowhere. And
then it is all about Troy Deeney.
This goal, for a striker, as good as
they come. The touch is perfect,
putting it where he wants it, he
swivels and then the strike is
perfection. Pickford cannot do
anything about that. It is behind
him before he knows it. His first
goal from open play this season and
a special one.
, Everton point of
view, they did not play that well,
but I was surprised by the lack of
reaction when they were behind,
there was nothing from them.
Despite starting the weekend
seventh, Burnley were rock bottom
of the Permier League form table
and without a win in ten.
Sean Dyche was insisting his team
get out of this rut,
starting with their game
against struggling Southampton.
Alistair Mann was at Turf Moor.
Stephen Ward last played for Burnley
on December 12, the day the Clarets
had fourth in the table. They are
winless since. They still began the
weekend helpfully placed in seventh,
ten points above the visitors.
Despite the gap between them, the
Saints are in their best form of the
season. Their record signing has
certainly improved them, although he
is still searching for his first
It may look a beautiful spring day,
but trust me, it is anything but.
The temperatures are pretty close to
An awkward one for Pope, actually.
He did well to get decent purchase
on it. But here's Redmond. Looking
promising this. Tadic almost found
the back of the goat. -- goal.
Redmond just laid it into the path
of Tadic. It didn't seem as if it
should go into the back of the net,
but it almost sneaked in there. Two
sides working exceptionally way out
of possession. Making it very
difficult for the other to break
them down. Someone needs to be a
little more inventive or take a
chance. It's a chase for Lowton, who
does well. Now Barnes. Lennon!
Blocked before it needed to be
saved. Haven't had too many
sightings of the Southampton goal,
Burnley. That was one.
Burnley. That was one. Now from a
neutral perspective, this game could
really do with a goal to rouse it
from its slumber. Westwood, Ward.
The Burnley supporters can sense
that this might be the first time
that their side have truly
threatened the opening goal. They'll
have a corner.
have a corner. We've reached the
hour mark. Mercifully, this game is
now showing signs of sparking into
life. First goal of the game would
certainly help it on its way to
being more of a contest. It's a
lovely ball towards Barnes. His
header is off target. His reaction
tells you that he feels he ought to
have done better. Well, Premier
League points aren't easy to come
by. Neither of these two sides in
any mood to try and take all three
of them here. Now then, can he find
a dangerous ball in? It's not a bad
one, you know. Oh, cleared as far as
Hendrick. And, it's over the line!
Barnes might have got the merest of
touches. Lennon's ball to the
far-post kept alive. Hendrick then
headed it goal-bound and Barnes with
the merest of touches in front of
McCarthy, helps it into the back of
the goal. Now then, Southampton, do
you have it within you to find a way
back into this game and try and get
yourself out of the bottom three?
It's a goal, which means an awful
lot to Burnley, but it also means a
great deal to those in and around
Southampton. Now did McCarthy handle
that out of the area? The referee
says there was nothing that McCarthy
did wrong there. Did he touch that
with his gloves outside the box?
Gareth Southgate still form lating
his plans for Russia in the summer.
Sims for Southampton. Sims opens up,
a terrific save by Pope. Looking for
his first ever goal in the first
team, Josh Sims. Just for a moment,
he thought that he'd got it, but a
terrific save from Nick Pope. Just a
flick of the finger, wasn't it? That
was sufficient to take it away from
the net. Deeney's header was well
off target from where he intended it
to be. Westwood couldn't get to it
off target from where he intended it
to be. Westwood couldn't get to it.
Sims. The header back was a sensible
one. Gabbiadini turns it into the
net. You can
net. You can trace that back. It's a
vital goal. Gabbiadini's first since
he scored two in mid October.
he scored two in mid October. The
Burnley supporters are booing.
Didn't know what was going on around
him. Suddenly the play develops and
Gabbiadini rifles it into the roof
of the net. Southampton have rescued
a point and the assist in some way
also go to Bobby Madley. Above the
head of Mee. Cork helps it into the
box. McCarthy comes to get to it.
The throw out towards Boufal, but
it's gone straight out of play.
Barnes wondered if he might have won
a penalty when that ball came
towards him. Is there an arm over
his shoulder? Well, he felt there
was, Bobby Madley said, no way.
Above Lennon. A chorus of boos
greets the final whistle. A precious
point for Southampton. Burnley 1,
greets the final whistle. A precious
point for Southampton. Burnley 1,
Speechless, you know.
We fought hard today and the outcome
shouldn't have happened. We should
have taken all three points, you
One of them days. Their keeper
handled it outside the box. Barnes
pushed down before he scored. Pushed
in the back. Penalty not given. He
bounced up and gets his goal. After
that, Ashley Barnes is pulled down
at the end. Centre-half all over his
shoulders, nothing given. Overall
you can't help but be disappointed.
You want your team, you want parity
in decisions. The biggest thing is
when Long gets a mild pull on his
side, enough to twist his body. In
the Premier League that's given all
the time, every week, whether it's a
foul or not by the way. It's given.
It's disappointing when the referee
unfortunately it must be said put
them on the counter-attack.
to pass it inside to West, the ref
blocked him off we could still deal
with the situation. There is a foul
on Long as well in the box. Very
I think we
are working much, much better since
January. Obviously, this type of
game you have to adapt to different
situations. Obviously today we were
really close. Really close, really
tight game, but I think we compete
and we fight until the end.
a degree of controversy about both
goals. Sean Dyche listed 400
separate complaints we will run
through some of them snoochl he
wanted everything. --
wanted everything. --
Credit to him for throwing himself
at it. It comes off his arm. Not
that he is aware. It's a goal still.
This is the one he's moaning about.
The ref gets in the way.
forward. The ball goes into the box
and falls to Gabbiadini. I don't
think it's a foul on Kevin Long
either. A great touch and great
finish. I'm sure and people might
not like it that Sean Dyche will
say, why don't you take him out. Why
don't you take a yellow card and
You are advocating foul
I said Sean Dyche would say, I
didn't say that.
You recommended it.
I'm sure Huhne Sean Dyche will say,
why not foul him, take one for the
team and have a yellow card. He
would say that. I didn't say that.
We will give you the benefit of the
doubt. Thank you very much, gents.
Let's look at the Premier League
table. With none of the other top
six sides in action, Liverpool took
full advantage and move into second
place. Manchester United will
reclaim it if they beat Chelsea on
Sunday. After a busy round of
matches involving sides at the
bottom-of-the-table, defeat to
Huddersfield keeps West Brom seven
points from safety. Brighton's
thumping win over Swansea lifts them
to 12th and drops the Swans into the
relegation zone. Southampton edge
out of the bottom three on goal
difference. The papers. West Brom
boss, Alan Pardew, is on the verge
of the sack after another defeat.
Quotes from Liverpool manager Jurgen
Klopp praising his prolific forward
Mo Salah. Sunday's League Cup final
and Manchester City's boss lauding
his counterpart, Arsene Wenger.
That's it, on a day when Klopp's
team passed the test
to sit best of the rest.
Gary Lineker is joined by Alan Shearer and Frank Lampard to present highlights and analysis from the day's Premier League fixtures. The action includes a midlands derby between Leicester City and Stoke City, as well as West Ham United's trip to Liverpool.