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By Caroline Cheese

2156: I was hoping for penalties if I'm honest, but it wasn't to be. I'll just have to settle for three quite surprising results. You've all been lovely. Be nice to Sam Lyon tomorrow when he brings you Leeds-Tottenham in the Cup and Fulham-Portsmouth in the Prem. Bye bye.

Crystal Palace boss Neil Warnock: "We deserved it. The attitude was brilliant. I think Wolves had their mind on something else to be fair. It's a great bunch we've got, we're fighting together. We can show people around the country, watching on the telly, we're far from dead."

BBC 5 live's Jacqui Oatley on Twitter "Wolves v poor tonight. Started 4-5-1, barely shot at goal. Palace deserved win. Warnock thrives on being underdog, fired up players well."

2146: And Sven-Goran Eriksson will be dancing in the streets of Nottingham tonight after County, the lowliest side remaining in the FA Cup, won at Wigan to earn an away tie against Fulham. They haven't been in the last 16 since 1992 and haven't beaten a top-flight club since 1991.

2144: Three cheers for Danny Butterfield, the emergency striker whose hat-trick for Crystal Palace sends the Championship side into the fifth round for the first time since 2003 at the expense of sorry Wolves. They'll host Aston Villa in the next round.

2142: A night of unexpected drama, I think you'll agree. Chelsea miss the chance to go four points clear as Hull earn a deserved point. The Blues have a two-point lead over Man United as they prepare to host third-placed Arsenal on Sunday.

Football League Danny: "Late drama o'clock at the Weston Homes Community Stadium. Kayode Odejayi makes it Colchester 2-1 Carlisle. Not quite so much drama at Leyton Orient, but the home fans won't care. They're 5-0 up on Bristol Rovers."

2139: FULL-TIME Crystal Palace 3-1 Wolves

2139: FULL-TIME Hull 1-1 Chelsea

2138: FULL-TIME Wigan 0-2 Notts County

Wolves goal: Into injury time at a jubilant Selhurst Park but they won't be celebrating a clean sheet. Not that they'll care. A cross is cleared only as far as Karl Henry who lashes into the roof of the net.

2136: GOALFLASH Crystal Palace 3-1 Wolves (Henry)

2135: Daniel Sturridge gallops forward on the left, but his early strike is tipped around the post by Bo Myhill. From the corner, the Chelsea striker half-volleys wildly over.

Yellow card
2133: Terrific noise from the home fans at the KC as Hull battle for a point. They're screaming for a red after Didier Drogba clashes with Paul McShane, leaving the Hull defender with a cut on his face. Yellow for Drogba, and McShane will be replaced by Kamil Zayatte. Coming up to the 90 now.

From Mike, Sunderland, via text: "My girlfriend has labelled Danny Butterfield a binge goalscorer!"

Football League Danny: "Fans of the scoreline 1-3 might like this. Barnsley now lead Preston at Deepdale by that very score, thanks to Andy Gray's goal. Eleventh place in the Championship beckons. And Bournemouth lead Rotherham by the very same margin, Danny Hollands with the goal. The Hornets are buzzing. Don Cowie is in on the act at Vicarage Road, making it Watford 3-0 Sheffield United. Bad night for the Blades."

2126: What's happening at Hull? The hosts are more than matching the Premier League leaders. A sluggish Chelsea might be livened up by this double change: Daniel Sturridge and Ashley Cole replace Nicolas Anelka and Yuri Zhirkov. Joe Cole's already on. Eight minutes remaining.

2125: I'm awaiting a text from Ryan (see 1950). Must be one happy man.

Notts County goal: Two in three minutes for the League Two side. Ben Davies is again the provider and Titus Bramble misses his clearance, leaving poor old Gary Caldwell to put through his own net. Away to Fulham the reward.

2121: GOALFLASH Wigan 0-2 Notts County (Caldwell og)

Notts County goal: Could we be in for a double Cupset? Corner from Ben Davies and Stephen Hunt (not that one) heads in. It really is as simple as that.

2118: GOALFLASH Wigan 0-1 Notts County (Hunt)

2118: OptaJoe reckons Danny Butterfield has scored one goal in six seasons. I had a bet on him scoring a hat-trick tonight (in my dreams).

From anon via text: "Are you sure you aren't accidentally resting your elbow on the return key after the first Palace goal?"

Palace goal: Unbelievable. He hasn't scored all season and now Danny Butterfield has got three in five minutes 58 seconds - and it's a perfect hat-trick to boot. The first one with his head, the second with his right foot and now he's on to Alan Lee's header on to slot in with his left foot.

2114: GOALFLASH Crystal Palace 3-0 Wolves (Butterfield)

Palace goal: Selhurst Park erupts as Danny Butterfield latches on to Darren Ambrose's flick-on to slide home his second goal in three minutes. Mick McCarthy doesn't look all that impressed, to be honest. Palace edge closer to a fifth-round tie against Aston Villa, which, more than anything, would be a huge financial boost.

2110: GOALFLASH Crystal Palace 2-0 Wolves (Butterfield)

Football League Danny: "Big game near the foot of League Two between Hereford and Lincoln - Hereford lead 2-0. Up in League One, Colchester take the first step towards putting their season back on track by levelling against Carlisle. And up again - in the Championship, Watford are now 2-0 up on Sheffield United, Heidar Helguson with the finish."

Palace goal: The Championship side take a deserved lead against Premier League Wolves. Matt Lawrence's header from a Darren Ambrose corner is well saved by Wayne Hennessey but Danny Butterfield nods in the rebound. A home tie against Aston Villa awaits the winner of this one.

2106: GOALFLASH Crystal Palace 1-0 Wolves (Butterfield)

Yellow card
2104: Yellow for Hull's Paul McShane for dragging back Michael Ballack. Meanwhile, Wolves manager Mick McCarthy responds to his side's rather pitiful effort so far as Chris Iwelumo and Sylvan Ebanks-Blake come on for Sam Vokes and Geoffrey Mujangi Bia.

2101: Jozy Altidore is punching the air in disgust, while Phil Brown yells from the sideline after the striker appears to be brought down Ricardo Carvalho. No foul, says Mark Clattenburg. Up the other end, Florent Malouda has a shot saved at the near post by Bo Myhill, who then saves headers from Didier Drogba and then John Terry. Great stuff from the Hull keeper.

Football League Danny: "Brett Pitman has levelled for Bournemouth at Rotherham, while Leyton Orient now lead Bristol Rovers 2-0 thanks to Ryan Jarvis's goal."

From anon via text: "It's easy to see why the Hull players weren't happy with the goal, the ref did indeed blow the whistle but before the wall was even ready."

From anon via text: "I'd like to point out that Celtic are 1-0 down to Kilmarnock. Celtic's saviour Keane not finding the net just yet then!"

2051: Meanwhile at the DW, Jason Scotland's header draws a brilliant save from Notts County keeper Kasper Schmeichel.

Yellow card
2051: Huge cheer at the KC as that man John Terry is booked for dragging back Jozy Altidore - and the American striker is on the end of Stephen Hunt's free-kick, but the ball comes off his back and into Petr Cech's arms. Chelsea's defending of set-pieces tonight has been some way short of good. They are under way now at Selhurst Park.

2050: They're off again at Hull and Wigan. Not at Palace though.

2046: The Hull players surrounded referee Mark Clattenburg after Didier Drogba took advantage of a slightly shambolic wall to draw Chelsea level. I'm still not sure why, although someone has suggested it might have been because Mason hadn't blown his whistle.

2042: Just looking at replays of that Hull goal. First man Phil Brown celebrated with? Amr Zaki. They're bezzie mates. Wonder how long that'll last?

2039: Hull supporters who believe in football omens might not want to hear what our friends at Infostrada Sports are telling us. Didier Drogba also scored from a free kick against Hull City in Chelsea's 2-1 win earlier this season. That was also the equaliser and he went on to score the winner too.

Football League Danny: "Watford have taken the lead against Sheffield United thanks to Tom Cleverley's goal. Meanwhile, Barnsley are back in front in the battle for 11th place, they now lead Preston 2-1 thanks to Michael Hart's own goal. Deon Burton has levelled for Charlton at Walsall from the penalty spot on the stroke of half-time. It's 1-1."

2036: HALF-TIME Wigan 0-0 Notts County

2036: HALF-TIME Crystal Palace 0-0 Wolves

2035: HALF-TIME Hull 1-1 Chelsea

2033: Great chance for Hull just before half-time as an unmarked Anthony Gardner heads over Tom Cairney's free-kick.

2032: Palace almost get the opener against Wolves when Nick Carle drills a low shot inches wide of Wayne Hennessey's left-hand post. At the other end, Sam Vokes goes close with a flicked header from Nenad Milijas's free-kick. Palace striker Alan Lee is back on with a Terry Butcher on his head. Not actually Terry Butcher. A Terry Butcher bandage.

Chelsea goal: Controversy as Nicolas Anelka is caught late on the edge of the box after prodding the ball through for Frank Lampard, who also appears to be fouled. Referee Mark Clattenburg decides to bring play back for the Anelka foul rather than giving Chelsea the penalty. Didier Drogba makes it all meaningless anyway by curling home the free-kick - his eighth goal in nine games for Chelsea. He celebrates by making a heart sign towards the visiting fans. Aw.

2029: GOALFLASH Hull 1-1 Chelsea (Drogba)

2026: Two good chances for Notts County to tell you about. Poor defending from Titus Bramble allows Ben Davies to break through and fire at goal but Vladimir Stojkovic is able to palm the effort behind in fine style. A poor clearance from the Serbian keeper from the resulting corner sees Neal Bishop shoot at goal from the edge of the area - only for Jordi Gomez to block on the line.

2025: Neil Warnock is ENRAGED. Alan Lee has a cut on his head after being caught by Jody Craddock's elbow and Warnock is showing referee Lee Mason exactly how big that cut is. Think it was accidental.

2023: Palace continuing to apply the pressure against Wolves. Nick Carle's shot from the edge of the box is blocked by defender Michael Mancienne.

Football League Danny: "The wheel of fortune spins again in the battle of 11th place in the Championship. Danny Welbeck, who sounds like a combination of one Manchester United player (see 2000 GMT) equalises for Preston against Barnsley. It's 1-1. League Two chat. Tom Pope puts Rotherham 1-0 up against Bournemouth. The Millers move one point behind the Cherries - and into the automatic promotion spots - with victory in that one. And here's another - League One Walsall are ahead 1-0 at home against faltering Charlton..."

2020: Will Chelsea be stung into action? Nicolas Anelka has a snapshot saved at his near post by Bo Myhill.

Hull goal: Would you believe it? Chelsea pay for a sluggish start as Stephen Hunt swings over the corner and Steven Mouyokolo leaves marker Michael Ballack standing to head in his first Hull goal from a few yards.

2016: GOALFLASH Hull 1-0 Chelsea (Mouyokolo)

2015: Notts County striker Lee Hughes forces Vladimir Stojkovic into a decent save at Wigan. Your match reporter just described that snippet of information as "scraping the barrel". This has not been a vintage start to Tuesday night football... wait a minute...

2011: Chance for Chelsea. Deco knocks the ball out to Branislav Ivanovic on the right and he finds a perfect cross for the run of Michael Ballack, whose diving header is straight at Bo Myhill. Didier Drogba, meanwhile, is looking like a man who hasn't played in the Premier League since 28 December.

Football League Danny: "League One goal fans might like to know that Ian Harte has put Carlisle 1-0 up at Colchester. The home team are in a dodgy run of form right now but are still right in the play-off mixer."

From Mark in Sheffield, via text: "They should abandon the Palace-Wolves match and knock them both out, this is shocking."

2008: Apparently, that stand at the DW is empty because it's closed (see 1957), so apologies for implying it was because a Tuesday night FA Cup replay against Notts County wasn't proving particularly popular in the Wigan area.

2006: Crystal Palace have had the better chances so far against Wolves. Darren Ambrose curls a shot over from just inside the area after Nathaniel Clyne's cross.

2004: Mark Clattenburg wants a quiet word with Branislav Ivanovic after his late challenge on Stephen Hunt. No booking though. Free-kick easily collected by Petr Cech.

2000: Promising, jinking run by Hull's Stephen Hunt down the left, but he seems to think he's Maradona (he's not) and is eventually crowded out.

Football League Danny: "Anderson De Silva, who sounds like a combination of at least two Manchester United players, scores his fourth goal of the season to put Barnsley 1-0 up at Deepdale against Preston. Victory for the Tykes sees them replace Preston in 11th place."

1957: Jason Scotland is through for Wigan... but denied by Notts County keeper Kasper Schmeichel. Looks like an entire stand is empty at the DW.

1954: Boos for John Terry. Wonder what that's about? Hull doing OK so far. They've had two corners and a free-kick. However, Frank Lampard has just stung Bo Myhill's fingertips, Nicolas Anelka making an embarrassing mess of controlling the rebound.

From Ryan via text: "It's my birthday and I was meant to be at the Palace game tonight. Instead, I'm dying of flu and trying to write about the risks of an industrial warehouse. Say something that's going to cheer me up, like 'Darren Ambrose hat-trick seals Palace win', or just 'Wolves forfeit match due to lack of interest'..."

1949: According to BBC 5 live, Crystal Palace boss Neil Warnock has used his programme notes to accuse clubs including Fulham and Chelsea of making "disgusting offers" for some of his players during the transfer window. Crikey.

1947: And we're under way. Apparently, there are fewer people watching Wigan v Notts County than there were watching Notts County v Wigan. 9,000 to about 7,000, although obviously we don't have the official attendance at the DW yet.

1945: Right on time (about 20 minutes after I asked for it), here's Football League Danny: "Sheffield United travel to Watford hoping to boost their play-off hopes. And Preston host Barnsley in a match which is full of mid-table goodness. Charlton travel to Walsall in League One, needing a victory to breathe life into their promotion bid. And Bournemouth hope to close the gap on unstoppable football machine Rochdale as they face League Two rivals Rotherham."

1943: TEAM NEWS Crystal Palace v Wolves
Desperately short of numbers, cash-strapped Crystal Palace name only six of a possible seven substitutes and make one change from Saturday's victory over Peterborough as Matt Lawrence comes in for the Cup-tied Lee Hills. Premier League Wolves hand a first start to recent signing Geoffrey Mujangi Bia, while Richard Stearman, Nenad Milijas and Sam Vokes also come into the side. Wayne Hennessey starts in goal ahead of Marcus Hahnemann.

1941: While we wait anxiously for the team news from Crystal Palace, let's have some statistical magic from OptaJoe. Nicolas Anelka has scored five goals in his last five league appearances, Drogba has scored five in six and Lampard four in three. Yikes.

From samfiske on 606: "Any entrances in a helicopter with Pele tonight Cheesy?"
If I could choose one thing to do before I die, it would be to arrive somewhere, anywhere, by helicopter with Pele. Even it's just the supermarket or something.

1933: TEAM NEWS Crystal Palace v Wolverhampton
Crystal Palace: Speroni, Lawrence, Hill, Davis, Clyne, Butterfield, Danns, Derry, Carle, Ambrose, Lee. Subs: Manns, Scannell, Andrew, Djilali, Comley, Wynter.
Wolverhampton: Hennessey, Stearman, Craddock, Berra, Zubar, Foley, Mancienne, Henry, Milijas, Mujangi Bia, Vokes. Subs: Hahnemann, Ebanks-Blake, Surman, David Jones, Halford, Iwelumo, Castillo.

1929: TEAM NEWS Wigan v Notts County
Wigan manager Roberto Martinez makes four changes for the replay with Notts County from the side that lost against Everton. Hugo Rodallega, Charles N'Zogbia, Hendry Thomas and James McCarthy are on the bench, with Jason Koumas, Jordi Gomez, Paul Scharner and Scott Sinclair coming into the starting XI. New striker Victor Moses is cup-tied for the fourth round replay having already played in the competition for Crystal Palace. Mario Melchiot is still out with a neck injury. Ricky Ravenhill does start for Notts County, despite taking a blow to the head during Saturday's 2-0 win over Barnet. Sean Canham is cup tied, after playing in the competition while on loan at Hayes & Yeading.

From mrjobo93 on Twitter: "I'm not sure if you can perform miracles or not but if you can keep Arsenal's title chances alive by making Hull beat Chelsea..."

1920: Robbie Keane starts for Celtic tonight. Just thought you might want to know. He can't have got to bed until gone midnight last night after zipping up to Glasgow to seal his loan move from Spurs. Whirlwind.

1917: TEAM NEWS Hull v Chelsea
Hull manager Phil Brown makes just the one change to the side that drew 2-2 with Wolves on Saturday for the visit of Chelsea, Craig Fagan replacing Bernard Mendy, so Amr Zaki and the returning Kamil Zayatte (ankle) start on the bench. Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti drafts Didier Drogba straight back into his starting XI following the striker's return from the Africa Cup of Nations, while under-fire skipper John Terry retains the captaincy despite allegations about his private life in the national press. Ashley Cole, however, misses out with an ankle injury, so Yuri Zhirkov is pushed back into defence alongside the returning Ricardo Carvalho, while Deco replaces Joe Cole.

1915: TEAMS Wigan v Notts County
Wigan: Stojkovic, Boyce, Caldwell, Bramble, Figueroa, Sinclair, Scharner, Diame, Gomez, Koumas, Scotland. Subs: Pollitt, Amaya, Thomas, Watson, N'Zogbia, Rodallega, McCarthy.
Notts County: Schmeichel, Thompson, Edwards, Hunt, Jackson, Westcarr, Bishop, Clapham, Ravenhill, Davies, Hughes. Subs: Hoult, Lee, Hamshaw, Hawley, Fairclough, Rodgers, Akinbiyi.

1913: TEAMS Hull v Chelsea
Hull: Myhill, McShane, Gardner, Mouyokolo, Dawson, Fagan, Boateng, Cairney, Hunt, Altidore, Vennegoor of Hesselink. Subs: Duke, Barmby, Geovanni, Mendy, Kilbane, Zayatte, Zaki.
Chelsea: Cech, Ivanovic, Carvalho, Terry, Zhirkov, Ballack, Deco, Lampard, Anelka, Malouda, Drogba. Subs: Turnbull, Ashley Cole, Joe Cole, Paulo Ferreira, Kalou, Sturridge, Alex.

1910: Also tonight: Wigan and Wolves face FA Cup potential-banana-skin-replays. I'm going to order a potential-banana-skin graphic. I'm sadly lacking one. The Latics host League Two Notts County, the lowliest club left in the competition. Wolves are at Crystal Palace. And I should imagine Football League Danny will be along shortly to tell us about the Football League (obviously) action tonight.

1908: Onwards. Tonight Chelsea can go four points clear at the top of the Prem if they win their game in hand against Hull. The game was called off in early January when the Blues would have been without their African stars. As it is, Hull will have to deal with the returning Didier Drogba, and maybe Salomon Kalou as well. Although Chelsea could have Amr Zaki to cope with.

Done deal
1904: DONE DEAL Ha. I've always wanted to write that. Stevo will be FURIOUS. Benjani sealed his loan move from Manchester City to Sunderland earlier today, after the Premier League accepted Steve Bruce's excuse that his fax broke down. Or something like that.

1900: Aaaah, football. How I've missed you and your curious ways...

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Premier League results

2 Feb 2010 23:59 UK

Premier League table snapshot

As it stood on 2 Feb 2010 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Chelsea 24 38 55
2 Man Utd 24 36 53
3 Arsenal 24 32 49
4 Tottenham 24 20 42
5 Liverpool 24 16 41
6 Man City 22 14 41
7 Aston Villa 23 13 40
8 Birmingham 23 -1 34
9 Everton 23 -1 32
10 Blackburn 24 -15 28
11 Fulham 23 -2 27
12 Stoke 22 -7 26
13 Sunderland 23 -10 24
14 Wigan 22 -23 22
15 West Ham 23 -9 21
16 Bolton 22 -15 21
17 Wolves 23 -21 21
18 Hull 24 -26 21
19 Burnley 23 -23 20
20 Portsmouth 22 -16 15

see also
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