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Tuesday football as it happened

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By Jonathan Stevenson


2212: Time to wrap, then. My brother just texted me from the banks of the River Trent to tell me he thinks Forest are safe from relegation now, bless him. See you tomorrow, when Manchester is the setting for perhaps the most eagerly-awaited Carling Cup clash in recent memory. Sleep well.

From Red_Devil_21 on 606: "Liverpool fans turning on the one and only Stevie Gerrard?? The world has truly come to an end."

2207: Three games, three defeats and Burnley haven't even managed to score since Brian Laws was surprisingly appointed as their new manager. To make it worse they slip into the drop zone today, with Bolton getting the hell out of there.

BBC Sport's Phil McNulty at the Reebok: "Bolton secure a deserved win but the evening ends with more abuse for Owen Coyle as he goes on to the pitch to sympathise with his beaten former players. He then applauds Burnley's fans who, shall we say politely, do not reply in kind. Not one of his better moves that. Satisfying result for Bolton though and Brian Laws still struggling for that elusive first win."

From elldorado89 on Twitter: "I don't know what to do. Rafa's decisions are meant to surprise me but they don't anymore. It makes me speak in grunts."

2200: A Burnley fan at Bolton has got 'Judas Coyle' shaved into his hair. Now that's real life hatred.

2158: The Bolton players are enjoying that victory, with Gretar Steinsson particularly pumped at the final whistle. Owen Coyle walks on to the pitch and hugs a couple of his old Burnley players, prompting the banners to go up again from the away fans. That's Bolton first clean sheet in the league since May.

2156: Full-time Bolton 1-0 Burnley

2153: Full-time Tottenham 2-0 Fulham

2152: Simon Davies cracks in a volley at Tottenham, but it's a routine low save for Heurelho Gomes. Fulham's horrific away form is set to continue.

2150: Brilliantly, Gareth Bale is about to win the first ever Premier League game in which he has started. The Welshman joined Tottenham on 27 May, 2007.

2148: 'Delirious: Marked by uncontrolled excitement or emotion; ecstatic.' Danny's right - guilty as charged.

2147: Football League Danny: "So, Forest beat QPR 5-0. One more goal and they'd have gone top tonight, but I don't think their fans will be too unhappy. In fact I know they're not - I can see two and they're delirious. Lower key news from the top of League Two - it's Rochdale 0-0 Port Vale. Great point for Vale, Dale remain miles clear at the top."

2146: Ricardo Gardner bundles his way past a couple of tackles on the edge of the Burnley box and fires in a low left-foot shot that Brian Jensen does well to tip behind for a corner.

From Nigel, via text on 81111: "They say Pompey have problems but although they are not being paid, the players always put in a performance. Liverpool are playing like they haven't been paid in months."

2142: Haha. Football League Danny: "Here are some west country-themed eyebrow-raising full-times for you then. Bristol City 0-6 Cardiff. Swindon 3-0 Leeds."

2141: Full-time Portsmouth 1-1 West Ham

2140: John Utaka has been on fire ever since I slaughtered him - he should pay me some of his alleged £80,000-a-week to do it every time they play. He drives with pace at the Hammers defence and hits a sweet drive that Rob Green handles well in the West Ham goal.

2140: Full-time Wolves 0-0 Liverpool

From KloseButNoCigar on 606: "Where are the Fulham I know and love? Oh I remember, they're all injured. We need Dempsey and Pantsil desperately."

2136: Nothing happening at the Reebok, where it's pretty awful - Bolton 1-0 Burnley. Spurs still lead Fulham 2-0 at the Lane and Michael Dawson heads wide with the hosts in control.

2135: Wolves bring French midfielder Adlene Guedioura on for his debut after a loan move from Belgian side RSC Charlerois.

From KevBaz on Twitter: "Glad to see Bentley score - even if it was deflected. He has really had a go this season when given the chance."

2133: Not much more than five minutes left at Molineux and it's still 0-0 between Wolves and Liverpool. At Fratton Park, it's Portsmouth 1-1 West Ham.

2130: God bless his soul. Football League Danny: "What a night for Forest. James Perch puts them 5-0 up against QPR - one more and they're top of the Championship. What a night for Norwich. Cody McDonald puts them 2-1 up at Walsall (they were behind). The Canaries go clear at the top of League One as it stands."

From Pablo, via text on 81111: "So who is playing on the left for Liverpool now? Lack of quality and ideas, Steven Gerrard looks disinterested. Same old story."

2126: Football League Danny: "Chris Martin has levelled for Norwich at Walsall - they look like being the only top three League One side to pick up a point this week."

BBC Sport's Phil McNulty at the Reebok: "Burnley need to start making inroads and applying pressure soon as Bolton continue to look the better side, although Brian Laws has seen his options drastically reduced by being forced into those two early substitutions. Desperate times these for Burnley - they need a break from somewhere - but no silencing those supporters."

2124: After a bit of a goalmouth scramble from a throw-in, Bolton's Tamir Cohen rises above everybody and nods just over the bar. Burnley boss Brian Laws looking a little desperate on the sidelines. Pretty comfortable for the Trotters who remain in second gear.

Goooooooaaaaaaaaal
Pompey goal: Well John Utaka's told me, big time. He slips a lovely little pass in for Portsmouth sub Danny Webber and he keeps his cool before rolling a shot through the legs of Rob Green for his first Premier League goal for the club.

2123: GOAL Portsmouth 1-1 West Ham

Goooooooaaaaaaaaal
Spurs goal: Poor Fulham, that gives them a mountain to climb. Gareth Bale is fouled just outside the Fulham box on the Spurs left and David Bentley's free-kick takes a deflection off Bjorn Helge Riise and flies past a wrong-footed Mark Schwarzer.

2120: GOAL Tottenham 2-0 Fulham

2118: Martin Skrtel goes in late and hard on Christophe Berra and picks up a booking for his troubles, while Carlton Cole is back in action in a West Ham shirt, replacing Frank Nouble.

2116: John Utaka does well down the Pompey right (not that well) and send over a cross which bobbles along to the back post where Kevin Prince-Boateng drags a right-foot shot wide of the near post. Had to do better.

From davelfc1986 on 606: "God why take Riera off, baffles me."

2113: Liverpool bring David Ngog on for Albert Riera as they try to break the deadlock at Wolves. Still 0-0.

2113: More prolific in the lower divisions than Steve Bull - it's Football League Danny: "League One play-off hopefuls Swindon might want to upgrade their ambitions. They're now 3-0 up on Leeds thanks to Billy Paynter's penalty and well on their way to a fourth successive win. They'll be 10 points behind Leeds with a game in hand if they win."

2111: David Bentley crosses from the Tottenham right and Wilson Palacios's looping header falls a yard the wrong side of Mark Schwarzer's left-hand post - if you're a Spurs fan, anyway.

2109: If John Utaka really is on £80,000-a-week, it's the most disgusting waste of money in the history of football. He gives the ball away and just stands there as West Ham play it through to Frank Nouble, the striker's shot saved by Asmir Begovic. If that is true, I'd be embarrassed to earn that if I was Utaka.

2108: Football League Danny: "Crikey. FA Cup heroes Leeds are having a bit of a wobble aren't they? Billy Paynter has headed Swindon into a 2-0 lead and it could be no wins in five for Simon Grayson's men. Other results are going in their favour, however."

2107: Marc Wilson heads over a Portsmouth corner - the defender was only six yards out but opted for power and could not get it on target.

2107: The second half kicks off at Bolton 1-0 Burnley too.

2106: Football League Danny: "Bristol City 0-6 Cardiff. Ross McCormack with his second. Cardiff are one goal away from their biggest away league win and the Robins are two goals away from equalling their heaviest home defeat."

2105: Back under way at Tottenham 1-0 Fulham.

2103: Kevin Doyle has a sniff at Wolves, but his right-foot drive from 20 yards flies a couple of yards over Pepe Reina's crossbar. This game is anyone's.

2102: The Press Association are crediting Younes Kaboul with that goal at Fratton Park, but I'm sure it'll end up as Matty Upson's.

2100: I'm grinning like an idiot, even more than usual. Football League Danny: "Quick League One leaders update. Swindon still lead Leeds 1-0, and Walsall still lead Norwich 1-0. Don't forget promotion rivals Charlton lost 1-0 last night. One team at the top doing far better are Nottingham Forest, who are now 4-0 up on QPR thanks to Chris Cohen. Win by six and Forest go top tonight."

Goooooooaaaaaaaaal
West Ham goal: Scrappy goal, but what a massive one that is for both teams. Pompey fail to clear a corner and it comes back to Alessandro Diamanti down the Hammers right. He crosses to the back post and Younes Kaboul's attempted back headed clearance hits Matthew Upson and goes in. Heartbreak for the hosts.

2058: GOAL Portsmouth 0-1 West Ham

From JamieCutteridge on Twitter: "Surely you can't feel good about beating QPR at the moment? That's like kicking a blind puppy. Twice."

2055: Albert Riera hooks a left-foot volley goalwards at Molineux and all of a sudden it's creeping into the top corner, Marcus Hahnemann clawing it away from danger just in the nick of time.

2054: Football League Danny: "So, remember how I told you how Cardiff let a 4-0 half-time lead at Peterborough slip last month? Er, well they won't this month. Michael Chopra has scored moments after the restart to make the score a credibility-defying Bristol City 0-5 Cardiff. Just 44 minutes left there."

2052: Back under way at Portsmouth 0-0 West Ham and Wolves 0-0 Liverpool.

2051: Half-time Bolton 1-0 Burnley

2050: Half-time Tottenham 1-0 Fulham

2049: I wonder why Man United have spent a reported £8m on Chris Smalling, when according to recent speculation they could have had a pairing of Ryan Shawcross and Gary Cahill for £40m...

2048: Lovely stuff from Spurs, Tom Huddlestone winning a tackle and floating it over to Luka Modric down on the left-hand side of the penalty area and the Croatian cutting inside and curling a shot narrowly over.

From Anon, via text on 81111: "Yeah I think it's pretty much a certainty the Burnley fans won't like that much, after all they support Burnley."

2044: ... Steven Fletcher's goalbound left-foot curler clips the top of the wall and goes behind for a corner, which Bolton get clear.

2043: Yellow card for Tamir Cohen at Bolton for a cynical foul on the edge of his own area. Burnley have a free-kick in a dangerous position...

From The kid from Fuenlabrada on 606. "It's painful to watch Liverpool at the moment. Devoid of ideas, pace, look porous at the back on the break. Why we can't have a single winger with pace is mind-boggling after all the money spent. I'd take the Jarvis lad from Wolves - at least he can run by someone."

BBC Sport's Phil McNulty at the Reebok: "Bolton's fans making the noise now as Chung-Yong Lee puts them in front. Tough on Burnley, who have had to adjust to the loss of injured Chris McCann and Graham Alexander. Owen Coyle has been keeping a low profile in his dug-out amid the abuse, but he will be delighted with the lead."

Goooooooaaaaaaaaal
Bolton goal: Not sure the Burnley fans will like that much. Kevin Davies clips a pass through to Chung-Yong Lee, who looks offside initially but onside after a couple of replays, and the Korean slams a right-foot shot in off the crossbar.

2036: GOAL Bolton 1-0 Burnley

2035: Half-time Portsmouth 0-0 West Ham

2035: Half-time Wolves 0-0 Liverpool

2034: Calamitous defending from the Clarets, Mike Duff trying to head back to Brian Jensen and the ball falling at Kevin Davies' feet 25 yards out, but the big striker's floating shot ends up wide.

2033: Football League Danny: "Wow. What a horror show for the home fans at Ashton Gate. Liam Fontaine's put through his own net and it's Bristol City 0-4 Cardiff just before half-time. Believe it or not though, there is a glimmer of hope - Cardiff led 4-0 at Peterbourgh on 28 December but ended up drawing 4-4. Lightning couldn't strike twice though, could it...?"

2032: Matt Jarvis is looking a threat on the left flank for Wolves and he sends a cross to the far post where Kevin Foley gets in a header which, with the angle against him, flies straight at keeper Pepe Reina.

2031: Chris Smalling wasn't at fault for that goal, but I'd be surprised if Bjorn Helge Riise didn't get an almighty hammering for that sloppy piece of play. Relief echoes around White Hart Lane.

Goooooooaaaaaaaaal
Spurs goal: For a team that usually defends so well, that was double rubbish defending. A David Bentley cross from the right isn't dealt with by Mark Schwarzer and Bjorn Helge Riise tries to let it run out of play, only for Luka Modric to keep it in and cross for Peter Crouch to stab into the Cottagers net.

2029: GOAL Tottenham 1-0 Fulham

From Swannyg66 on Twitter: "QPR are playing like blind men, I hope Palace do the same tomorrow at St James'."

2026: Manchester United's newest signing Chris Smalling is doing well for Fulham tonight on only his second Premier League start, dealing with everything Peter Crouch and Jermain Defoe have thrown at him.

2025: Oh behave, Football League Danny: "If Forest carry on at this rate, they'll go top of the Championship tonight. They need a 6-0 win to do it, but they have scored three in 32 minutes."

2024: Cloud nine. Football League Danny: "It's Peterborough 0-1 Preston thanks to Neil Mellor, Darren Ferguson enjoying his return to London Road so far. And Dexter Blackstock scores a penalty to make it Nottingham Forest 3-0 QPR. Also, Norwich have just fallen 1-0 behind at Walsall (Troy Deeney) - none of the top three in League One are having a good week..."

From Bryn, via text on 81111: "Is Diamanti our very own Anderson? Receive ball, look up, kick ball as hard as possible in general direction of opposition goal."

2021: Burnley's Mike Duff blazes over after a Graham Alexander cross, and that's the last piece of action for the long-haired defender who limps off. That's two subs within 17 minutes for the visitors after Chris McCann's substitution for Kevin McDonald. Bolton fly up the other end and Fabrice Muamba fires inches over. Great chance that.

2020: Best move of the match at Wolves as Matt Jarvis gets past Jamie Carragher down their left and crosses and Kevin Doyle's shot is deflected behind by Emiliano Insua.

2018: So, 0-0 everywhere. The Goal Repeller returns...

2017: Liverpool have had decent possession at Wolves but aren't really creating anything, save for an early Albert Riera header that flashed wide.

From ToastedBlueAndWhiteWelshy on 606. "Begovic looks really good, I wonder if anyone will be clamouring to sign him if he performs really well tonight."

2013: Zoltan Gera's flick sets up a chance for the returning England hopeful Bobby Zamora at Spurs, but Heurelho Gomes is off his line like a flash and makes a brave save. The Brazilian needs a bit of treatment for his troubles.

2012: We love you Danny, we do... Football League Danny: "A few key Championship goals to tell you about. A remarkable quickfire burst from Cardiff has put them 3-0 up at Ashton Gate over Bristol City. Peter Whittingham, Ross McCormack and Michael Chopra with the goals. And Rob Earnshaw has scored twice to put Nottingham Forest 2-0 up over QPR at the City Ground. Remember, Forest go level on points with leaders Newcastle with victory."

2010: Asmir Begovic is a magnificent goalkeeper. Frank Nouble tees up Jack Collison and his inch-perfect shot towards the far corner from 12 yards is sensationally fingertipped behind by the Bosnian.

2009: Must be a goal for West Ham - but no! Frank Nouble is clean through at Portsmouth but the young striker is denied by Asmir Begovic and the keeper does well to tip away Alessandro Diamanti's curling follow-up too. Up the other end and Aaron Mokoena's drive is tipped away by Rob Green.

2006: Frederic Piquionne goes all Gazza Euro 96 on us, agonisingly close to turning in Hermann Hreidarsson's left-wing cross at Portsmouth but just failing to get any contact.

BBC Sport's Phil McNulty at the Reebok: "If Owen Coyle was uncertain about what sort or reception he was going to receive from Burnley's fans, he knows only too well now. Hugely hostile, deafening chants of "Judas" before and after he emerged and a selection of insulting banners from supporters still very sore about his defection to Bolton. One banner unfurled before kick-off read "He's Not The Messiah. He's A Very Naughty Boy." When Bolton supporters try to chant their support for Coyle, it is almost drowned out by the sound of fury coming from Burnley's thousands of travelling supporters."

2004: Fulham's Mark Schwarzer pulls off the first decent save of the night, making sure Tom Huddlestone's powerful 20-yard drive doesn't go in. At Pompey, David James is sat in the home team's dugout, bizarrely, but not even on the bench.

2002: Here we go. Football League Danny: "A few early goals to tell you about - Lloyd James gives Southampton the lead at Brentford while Sheffield United are 1-0 up at home against Reading. And here's an eyebrow-raiser - Swindon lead League One leaders Leeds 1-0 thanks to goal machine Charlie Austin. Is that the sound of Norwich fans cheering I hear? (Unlikely, they're at Walsall)."

2002: Under way at Tottenham v Fulham.

2001: Owen Coyle screams from the touchline as his new team Bolton get under way against his old team in the north-west of England.

1959: Bolton v Burnley line-ups:
Bolton:
Jaaskelainen, Cahill, Knight, Steinsson, Ricketts, Muamba, Taylor, Cohen, Lee, Davies, Klasnic.
Subs: Al Habsi, Samuel, Robinson, O'Brien, Gardner, Weiss, Elmander.
Burnley: Jensen, Alexander, Kalvenes, Duff, Carlisle, Mears, Elliott, McCann, Eagles, Fletcher, Nugent.
Subs: Penny, Edgar, McDonald, Paterson, Blake, Nimani N'galou, Thompson.

1957: I've got a visual on Owen Coyle - he's in the tunnel at Bolton geeing up his players. They're coming out...

1955: Spurs v Fulham line-ups:
Tottenham:
Gomes, Bale, Dawson, King, Corluka, Bentley, Huddlestone, Palacios, Modric, Crouch, Defoe.
Subs: Alnwick, Hutton, Bassong, Jenas, O'Hara, Rose, Keane.
Fulham: Schwarzer, Hangeland, Baird, Hughes, Smalling, Gera, Murphy, Duff, Riise, Dikgacoi, Zamora.
Subs: Zuberbuhler, Kallio, Greening, Davies, Nevland, Elm.
Referee: Mike Dean

1953: Not much happening early doors as Valon Behrami lashes way over the Portsmouth crossbar for West Ham.

1952: Burnley chairman Barry Kilby accused Owen Coyle of making a "sideways" move when he left for Bolton and though recent history tells us differently, in 119 meetings overall Burnley have won 45 to Bolton's 44. Hmm. Something's got to give at the Reebok tonight, with the Trotters rubbish at home having collected 10 points from 11 games this term and the Clarets abject away with one point from 11 trips and conceding at least two every time.

1950: Lots of banners among the Burnley fans at the Reebok, with a couple of 'Judas' ones, one saying 'Coyle - never forgotten, never forgiven' and a couple of unprintables too. Gonna be lively.

1948: Under way at Molineux for Wolves v Liverpool and Fratton Park for Portsmouth v West Ham.

BBC Sport's Phil McNulty at the Reebok: "Burnley expect to bring 5,000 fans to the Reebok tonight - and at the opposite end of the stadium there is a nice hoarding behind the goal to greet them. "Owen Coyle's Superwhite Army." Ouch. Bolton chairman Phil Gartside makes no mention of recent activity between the clubs in his programme notes. Not a lot from Coyle either."

1944: By the way guys and girls, if you manually refresh this page you'll get Final Score at the top, not to mention a couple of radio commentaries appearing on the right-hand side.

1942: Tottenham need to get back on track after a couple of dodgy results recently and they welcome Fulham to the Lane. The Cottagers are famously useless away from home, with seven points and 11 goals from their 11 games so far this term, not to mention only one win in 62 years at Spurs.

From East Upper on 606. "I've gone to every home Spurs game this season, and it's been overwhelmingly disappointing - Stoke, Wolves, Hull, Leeds and so on. Tonight I'm ill so my prediction has to be 5-0 Spurs."

From Arkwright again, via text on +44 7786200666: "75p a pint is hardly going to break the bank Stevo, freezing your nuts off has some advantages. Bentley to score if he can put his comb away for 45 minutes."

1933: Liverpool haven't won at Molineux since 1979, when someone called Alan Hansen netted the winner, but they do start tonight only a point off fourth place in the Premier League. Wolves, out of the drop zone on goal difference, have lost seven out of their last 10 games, including the last three without scoring

1930: Stevo's Predos:
Bolton 2-1 Burnley
Portsmouth 1-1 West Ham
Tottenham 3-2 Fulham
Wolves 0-2 Liverpool
Lawro's Premier League predictions

From poolie86 on Twitter: "I'm predicting four 1-0 home wins in the Premier League this evening, what say you Jonathan of Stevenson?"

1928: There's a relegation six-pointer at Fratton Park, with Pompey hosting the Hammers. Pompey haven't played in the league for 27 days, but they desperately need to add to their 18 goals if they are to get out of trouble. That's one less than Wayne Rooney, incidentally. West Ham have only scored four times in their last seven league games, including two penalties.

From dougmiestergen on Twitter: "David Bentley being placed in the front of the shop window... I mean starting line up tonight?!"

From wolfinnotts on 606. "Only one striker at home? Bit disappointing to be honest. Quite excited about the prospect of a debut from the bench for one of the new lads though."

From Arkwright, via text on +44 7786200666: "Evening Stevo, minus 20c in Krosno, Poland right now, so a good reason to be in a warm bar to watch my beloved Spurs turn up the heat v Fulham. COYS!"
Presumably not buying your own beers eh, Arkwright?

1920: Wolves boss Mick McCarthy makes six changes from the side which drew with Crystal Palace in the FA Cup. Striker Kevin Doyle is promoted from the bench as fellow forward Sylvan Ebanks-Blake does not make the squad. Midfielder Nenad Milijas is another to return along with keeper Marcus Hahnemann. Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard returns after a hamstring injury and Maxi Rodriguez makes his first Premier League as Alberto Aquilani and Philipp Degen make way.

1918: Portsmouth boss Avram Grant makes three changes to the side that beat Sunderland in the FA Cup. Out go Anthony Vanden Borre, Papa Bouba Diop and Michael Brown and in come Hayden Mullins, Steve Finnan and Angelos Basinas. Keeper David James, linked again with Stoke, is not even on the bench. West Ham have made one enforced change as Scott Parker has failed to recover from a hamstring injury, so Alessandro Diamanti comes into a five-man midfield. Carlton Cole is on the bench after nearly two months out with a knee injury.

1916: Wolves v Liverpool line-ups:
Wolves:
Hahnemann, Zubar, Craddock, Berra, Ward, Foley, Henry, Mancienne, Jarvis, Milijas, Doyle.
Subs: Hennessey, Stearman, David Jones, Vokes, Iwelumo, Mujangi Bia, Guedioura.
Liverpool: Reina, Carragher, Skrtel, Kyrgiakos, Insua, Maxi, Mascherano, Lucas, Riera, Gerrard, Kuyt.
Subs: Cavalieri, Aquilani, Babel, Ngog, Degen, Darby, Pacheco.
Referee: Peter Walton (Northamptonshire)

1915: Football League Danny: "Hello. Pretty much a full night in the Football League. In the Championship, Nottingham Forest play QPR knowing a win takes them level on points with leaders Newcastle. West Brom are at draw specialists Ipswich while play-off rivals Bristol City and Cardiff meet at Ashton Gate. League One sees Leeds at Swindon and Norwich at Walsall - both hoping to capitalise on Charlton's slip last night. And Port Vale are the latest team to try and halt the unstoppable League Two juggernaut AKA Rochdale."

1912: Just hearing that David Bentley is starting for Tottenham tonight. Interesting.

1911: Portsmouth v West Ham line-ups:
Portsmouth:
Begovic, Finnan, Kaboul, Wilson, Hreidarsson, Basinas, Mokoena, Mullins, Boateng, Piquionne, Utaka.
Subs: Ashdown, Vanden Borre, Webber, Hughes, Ben-Haim, Ritchie.
West Ham: Green, Faubert, Tomkins, Upson, Spector, Collison, Kovac, Noble, Behrami, Diamanti, Nouble.
Subs: Stech, Cole, Jimenez, Sears, Da Costa, Daprela, Stanislas.
Referee: Andre Marriner (W Midlands)

1906: Lots more besides, though, with a big old Football League programme to keep us occupied too. More on that from Danny the Stat in due course, but get involved in the usual ways: texts go to 81111 (UK) and +44 7786200666 (worldwide); Tweet me your chat right here; and join in with the crew on 606. Rocket science it most certainly ain't.

1904: Plenty to chat about isn't there? So, without further delay, here's what the plan of attack is for this evening:
1945 GMT: Portsmouth v West Ham
1945 GMT: Wolves v Liverpool
2000 GMT: Bolton v Burnley
2000 GMT: Tottenham v Fulham

1900: I guess there's one question above all others that needs answering tonight, and it's this: Was Owen Coyle right to leave Burnley for "bigger club" Bolton? As Burnley and their 5,000 fans make the 30-odd mile trip to the Reebok Stadium, there are more than just local bragging rights at stake. Welcome to Coyle's War.



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26 Jan 2010 23:59 UK


Premier League table snapshot

As it stood on 26 Jan 2010 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Man Utd 23 34 50
2 Arsenal 22 34 48
3 Chelsea 21 34 48
4 Tottenham 23 20 41
5 Liverpool 23 14 38
6 Man City 21 12 38
7 Aston Villa 21 11 36
8 Birmingham 21 2 33
9 Fulham 22 0 27
10 Everton 21 -4 26
11 Stoke 21 -7 25
12 Blackburn 22 -16 24
13 Sunderland 21 -8 23
14 Wigan 20 -21 22
15 Bolton 21 -13 21
16 West Ham 22 -9 20
17 Wolves 22 -21 20
18 Burnley 22 -22 20
19 Hull 22 -26 19
20 Portsmouth 21 -14 15

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