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Tuesday football as it happened



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By Jonathan Stevenson

2208: OK, that'll do for tonight. Stick around for a while to read the match reports and reaction to tonight's games - there should be a fair bit of good chat to add to what Avram Grant has just said: "I cannot fight against all the world." No-one can, Avram, no-one can. See you on wonderful Wednesday.

From Jerry, Redhill, via text to 81111: "OK. Enough is enough. Five points from a possible 36? Performances as dismal as the results? £30m spent? Time to sack the Mag."

From daveboyfella on Twitter: "I hated football until Dindane secured me a lovely £27 bet with that header. Now I love it again."

BBC Radio 5 live
BBC Radio 5 live's Steve Claridge: "Portsmouth gave everything, it was a real blood-and-guts effort from them tonight, before and after they went down to 10 men. As for Sunderland, I can't see them getting dragged into the scrap at the bottom."

From saurabh on 606: "Wow Stevo, you got all four of your results right. Lawro got just one. Next time I bet I know whose advice to take."

2154: Full-time Fulham 3-0 Burnley

2153: Funny how quickly you can learn to hate football, isn't it?

2151: Stefano Okaka has come on for World Cup-bound Bobby Zamora at Fulham and the on-loan striker misses a decent chance to make it 4-0, tamely volleying wide from six yards.

2150: The game is really petering out at Fulham, with the hosts cantering to victory. Chris Eagles did have a tame shot saved by Mark Schwarzer a few moments ago, but this one was finished years ago.

2148: A pre-p45 message from Numbers Ian: "Full-time whistles going around the country so here are the main headlines. West Brom go top of the Championship on goal difference as they beat Scunthorpe 2-0 and Newcastle crash 3-0 at Derby. Nottingham Forest, in third, go down 1-0 at Coventry causing me grief in the office (see 1912). In League One, Swindon hammer Oldham 4-2 to move up to fifth. In League Two, Bournemouth stay second after a 2-1 win over Notts County and in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy it is going to be Southampton v Carlisle at Wembley at the end of next month after both sides win through in their home second leg ties in the regional finals."

From Ian, Bishop Auckland, via text to 81111: "I hate supporting Sunderland. I really do."

2145: Pompey boss Avram Grant walks on to the pitch and salutes the Portsmouth fans. The players and some of the coaching staff have a big huddle in the middle of the pitch as a show of solidarity.

2144: So just one Premier League match still going on and that's pretty much wrapped up already as Fulham lead Burnley 3-0.

2143: Full-time Portsmouth 1-1 Sunderland

Pompey goal: The answer to that is yes. Jamie O'Hara swings over a deep, deep cross to the back stick from the Pompey right and there is Aruna Dindane sneaking in to head into the net.

2142: GOAL Portsmouth 1-1 Sunderland

2141: Pompey are piling pressure on, but they've got so little time left. Can they equalise against the nine men?

2140: Full-time Man City 2-0 Bolton

2139: Full-time Wigan 1-1 Stoke

2139: Another ball into the Sunderland box is headed goalwards by Frederic Piquionne, but Craig Gordon gets down to make the save. Running out of time.

2137: Numbers Ian: "It's going to be Southampton v Carlisle at Wembley on March 28 in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy final. The Saints now lead MK Dons 3-1 (4-1 on agg) with just minutes to go at St Mary's in the southern final, second leg. Meanwhile West Brom look certain to go top of the Championship tonight on goal difference from Newcastle as they go 2-0 up on Scunthorpe, who moments later go down to 10 men as Cliff Byrne is sent off."

2136: Stoke's James Beattie has a shot from the edge of the box saved by Wigan keeper Chris Kirkland.

Red card
Sunderland red card: The visitors are down to nine men - can Pompey salvage something? David Meyler goes barging in to Steve Finnan down the Sunderland left and then there's an altercation with Tal Ben Haim. They haven't shown a replay, so can't confirm what happened as of yet.

2134: SENDING OFF (David Meyler, Sunderland)

2133: Come on universe, give us some late drama (and a Forest goal)...

From MRCGough on Twitter: "If Hollywood got involved in the film of Pompey's season it would end with them winning the World Cup!"

2129: Nadir Belhadj floats over a lovely cross from the Pompey left, only for Frederic Piquionne to nod wide from six yards. At Man City, Adam Johnson gets a standing ovation on his home bow as he is taken off. They like the looks of this one, the Eastlands faithful.

2127: Sunderland's Darren Bent races on to a forward pass at Pompey and when the ball is saved by David James, it deflects into the net off defender Mark Wilson. Surely not their fourth own goal of the week? Well, no, because the flag is up for offside against Bent.

2127: Running out of time, is Numbers Ian: "Newcastle manager Chris Hughton makes a triple substitution midway through the second half at Derby in a bid to somehow salvage something out of a game which they are losing 3-0. Meanwhile differing fortunes for two troubled Championship clubs. Cardiff, who face a winding-up order in court on Wednesday, lead bottom club Peterborough 2-0 while QPR are trailing by the same score at home to Ipswich."

2125: Yes, TheSportsDirector, let's do that. Bolton's Chung-Young Lee runs on to a forward pass that Man City don't bother defending, but his toe-poked shot is weak and straight at Shay Given.

From TheSportsDirector on 606: "Shall we get the Zamora for England bandwagon rolling again?"

2121: Numbers Ian: "Sorry for delay in updates - getting carried away in the penalty drama at Carlisle. Since my last Football League newsflash it has all been happening. Newcastle are now remarkably 3-0 down at Derby while rivals West Brom are still 1-0 up on Scunthorpe and third-placed Nottingham Forest are 1-0 down at Coventry. In League One Swindon have gone goal crazy - they now lead Oldham 4-0 with inevitably Charlie Austin among the scorers once again. In the top of the table clash in League Two Bournemouth lead Notts County 2-1 while there is also a goal feast at Sixfields where Northampton lead previously in-form Accrington 4-0. Phew!"

Stoke goal: Ricardo Fuller breaks clear down the right and his low cross is cleared as far as Matty Etherington. The winger manoeuvres the ball onto his left foot and delivers a pinpoint cross for Tuncay to head in. All square.

Man City goal: What a finish, absolutely brilliant. Patrick Vieira gets all creative, playing a stunning 30-yard pass on to the chest of Emmanuel Adebayor, and the other ex-Gunner controls it and rifles a right-foot volley past Jussi Jaaskelainen before you can even blink. Magic goal.

2118: GOAL Wigan 1-1 Stoke

2118: GOAL Manchester City 2-0 Bolton

2118: Someone from Nottingham praising Derby... my life cannot get any worse.

From Paul from Nottingham, via text to 81111: "No mention of Derby winning 3-0 against Newcastle? Get in!!"

Fulham goal: Not his best goal, but I'm sure Bobby Zamora will take it. Fulham have a free-kick 20 yards out and the big striker rolls it past a flailing Brian Jensen. The Clarets' useless away form continues apace.

2114: GOAL Fulham 3-0 Burnley

Someone has struck the woodwork
2113: Matt Kilgallon volleys against David James' right-hand post with a fabulous effort from 16 yards as Sunderland almost double their lead at Portsmouth.

Someone has struck the woodwork
2112: That would have been one of the goals of the season. From an audacious angle on the right-hand side of the Stoke area, about 12 yards out, Wigan striker Hugo Rodallega gets up to perform a magnificent overhead kick and the ball clips the top of the visitors' crossbar. So, so close.

2111: Cracking chance for Bobby Zamora at Fulham, but the big striker's shot towards to bottom corner from 15 yards brings a fabulous save from Brian Jensen.

2108: Two changes at the DW. Ricardo Fuller is on for Stoke, fresh from his arrest over a nightclub incident on Saturday. The striker replaces Rory Delap as Tony Pulis goes with three up front in his pursuit of an equaliser. And Wigan have brought on Jordi Gomez for the largely ineffective Jason Scotland.

2107: Numbers Ian has gone caps up: "CARLISLE ARE AT WEMBLEY!! They win a dramatic penalty shoot-out 6-5 after losing the second leg of their Johnstone's Paint Trophy northern final 3-2 at home to Leeds, leaving the tie at 4-4. The unlucky player to ultimately miss is Leeds' on-loan Aston Villa full-back Shane Lowry, whose spot-kick is saved by Adam Collin. Jubilant Cumbrians manager Greg Abbott says: "We're not a massive club and have competed against a massive club. The shoot-out was scary but that is Carlisle United all over." Congratulations to them."

2106: We're back under way in the Fulham 2-0 Burnley match, incidentally.

2105: Poor Pompey. Frederic Piquionne races on to a through ball and he might not quite be getting there in time anyway, but he certainly won't when George McCartney kicks the ball of his right leg. The striker falls to the floor and it's a penalty, but nothing given.

From hkthetruth8 on Twitter: "Re: Book of Portsmouth's season - how do you seen the ending panning out Stevo? As thrilling as Who killed Archie Mitchell?"

2102: Jamie O'Hara scuffs the free-kick into the wall - but it's 10-a-side at Fratton Park now and is there renewed hope for Pompey?

Red card
Sunderland red card: Lee Cattermole can have few complaints about that - he picks up a second booking of the evening for a reckless lunge in on Angelos Basinas. He'll say he got the ball, but there was intent there. Lucky to get a second yellow and not a straight red.

2100: SENDING OFF (Lee Cattermole, Sunderland)

2100: Kolo Toure passes the Man City armband to Shay Given as he trudges off and Joleon Lescott comes on for the home side.

Someone has struck the woodwork
2058: That's either the greatest leave of all time, or the luckiest piece of goalkeeping... Carlos Tevez curls a free-kick up and over the wall from 30 yards and Jussi Jaaskelainen thinks it's going over the bar - but it dips alarmingly at the death and clips the top of the crossbar.

From FoxForever on 606: "Stevo, can we wish a speedy recovery to Matty Fryatt? He was apparently motionless on the stretcher in a neck brace and has gone straight to hospital with a possible fractured jaw. Get well soon Matty!"

2054: Portsmouth boss Avram Grant was sent off for his half-time outburst at referee Kevin Friend. Grant cannot find a seat, so he's gone to the television gantry to watch the rest of the game. I hope someone's writing a book about Pompey's season.

2052: Under way in Portsmouth 0-1 Sunderland.

2051: And they've kicked off in the second half at Eastlands too, where it's Manchester City 1-0 Bolton.

2050: Back under way in Wigan 1-0 Stoke.

2048: Half-time Fulham 2-0 Burnley

From Anon, via text to 81111: "If he plays like that for the rest of the season, Adam Johnson is definitely going to South Africa. The new Joe Cole."

2045: More Numbers Ian: "It's up for grabs now as someone once said… Leeds now lead Carlisle 3-2 - bringing their Johnstone's Paint Trophy tie level at 4-4 on aggregate. We are now four minutes away from penalties for a place at Wembley."

Someone has struck the woodwork
2044: Here's a sentence I never thought I'd write: Burnley's Tyrone Mears clips the angle of post and crossbar with a fabulous 25-yard free-kick that looks like it has Mark Schwarzer beaten.

2043: Numbers Ian Part II: "What a night at Brunton Park. Leeds have only gone and pulled it back to 2-2 at Carlisle but the Cumbrians lead 4-3 on aggregate with 10 minutes to go. No away goals or extra-time so if Leeds score again then they go to penalties. Back in the Championship, Gordon Strachan is having a good 53rd birthday so far as his Middlesbrough side lead Barnsley 2-0. And an injury-time double from Swindon striker Billy Paynter, giving him 12 goals in 14 games and his side a 2-0 lead over Oldham."

2041: Numbers Ian Part I: "Big, big goal in the Championship as Rob Hulse turns in a Kris Commons cross to put Derby 1-0 up on Newcastle. As things stand West Brom will go top tonight as they still lead Scunthorpe 1-0. Meanwhile in League Two, bottom dogs Darlington take a 1-0 lead over Lincoln - are they on course for two successive wins for the first time since March? And more drama at Brunton Park as Kevan Hurst puts Carlisle 2-1 up on the night and 4-2 up on aggregate against Leeds with less than 20 minutes left of their Johnstone's Paint Trophy regional final."

2040: It is of course Portsmouth 0-1 Sunderland at half-time. Meanwhile they're still playing at Fulham - they are 2-0 up on Burnley.

2038: The whistle at Fratton Park is greeted by boos - all of them for referee Kevin Friend. Pompey boss Avram Grant storms on to the pitch and launches a furious tirade on Friend, getting a round of applause from the home fans as he marches off down the tunnel.

2036: Half-time Portsmouth 0-1 Sunderland

2035: Aruna Dindane goes down in the Sunderland area, but there's nothing doing for Portsmouth.

2034: Half-time Wigan 1-0 Stoke

2034: Half-time Manchester City 1-0 Bolton

Fulham goal: There's a strong whiff of offside about this one, too. Bobby Zamora hares away down the Fulham right, escaping the flag, and cuts inside - when his shot is well saved by Brian Jensen, David Elm is on hand to tap in the rebound.

2032: GOAL Fulham 2-0 Burnley

2031: Adam Johnson has had a terrific first 45 minutes in a Man City shirt at Eastlands. He's running at pace down the right, terrifying the visitors every time he gets the ball.

2030: A fierce shot from Dickson Etuhu at Craven Cottage from a neat Bobby Zamora lay-off is well parried away by Brian Jensen. The hosts are well on top since the goal.

From JamesD19 on 606: "Is anybody else wondering why Vieira is playing? How could he possibly be above Ireland in the pecking order?"

2026: Can you boo someone trying to help you? I did warn you, Numbers Ian: "Surely Southampton are on their way to Wembley now - a second goal against MK Dons puts them 3-0 up on aggregate in their Johnstone's Paint Trophy southern final second leg tie. At the moment they are on course to meet Carlisle, who lead Leeds 3-2 on aggregate with the sides locked at 1-1 on the night in the early kick-off. Meanwhile - and I fear to type this (see 1912) - Nottingham Forest are a goal down at Coventry in the Championship."

Fulham goal: Nicky Shorey flights over a cross from the Fulham left, David Elm - who looked offside when the pass was played - heads it down and Danny Murphy controls it on his chest and fires past Brian Jensen. Lovely finish from the former England midfielder.

2024: GOAL Fulham 1-0 Burnley

2023: First shot at Craven Cottage, but David Elm's effort from the edge of the box is saved by Burnley keeper Brian Jensen.

2023: Kolo Toure gets beaten to a ball by Johan Elmander and the Swede goes down under Toure's challenge in the City box, but nothing is given.

2022: Charles N'Zogbia is running the game at the DW, all pace and guile. Matt Etherington is doing his best to match him on the Stoke left flank but he's being well marshalled by Emmerson Boyce. Stoke look a shadow of the side which thrashed Blackburn 3-0, but then they have only won once away all season.

2020: Stoke have a free-kick on the edge of the Wigan box, but Robert Huth opts for power and it hits one of the 15 people in the way.

Man City goal: Such a needless tackle. Adam Johnson glides down the City right and cuts into the box and as he gets to the byeline courtesy of a couple of step-overs, Paul Robinson sticks a left foot out and clumsily brings him down. Carlos Tevez steps up and hits the penalty at Jussi Jaaskelainen, but to the keeper's horror it still has enough to creep into the net.

2018: GOAL Manchester City 1-0 Bolton


2015: Jamie O'Hara is almost through from an Aruna Dindane touch, but the midfielder is a bit heavy with his and Sunderland get it out for a corner.

2013: Jack Wilshere is having some joy going on mazy little runs on the inside left channel for Bolton. His close control is superb and City are struggling to get near him.

2012: If I had a pound for every one of you who has had to tell me Avram Grant always looks like someone has punched him in the face... Anyway, just to clarify, Portsmouth are down to 10 men, not nine. And they're playing quite well at the moment, too.

2009: Good chance for Pompey as Frederic Piquionne heads a cross down into the six-yards box but after getting it out of his feet, Aruna Dindane's shot is saved by the legs of Craig Gordon.

2008: Numbers Ian: "Some early goals in the Football League. Roman Bednar has put promotion-chasing West Brom 1-0 up against Scunthorpe in the Championship while Sheffield Wednesday, Preston and Watford also lead. No goals yet in any of the four League One games while in League Two, Bournemouth's Danny Hollands grabbed the quickest goal of the night after 89 seconds against Notts County while Burton, Northampton, Chesterfield, Rotherham and Shrewsbury all lead in their games. Meanwhile in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy Leeds have pulled a goal back at Carlisle but still trail 3-2 on aggregate while Southampton have doubled their aggregate lead against MK Dons with Rickie Lambert's 24th goal of the season."

From Anon, via text to 81111: "Just run Sunderland's first goal by me again..."

2005: Fulham v Burnley: Guess when the last time Burnley won away at Fulham was? OK, I'll tell you - October 1980. It was a Division Three match and a promising 18-year-old right-back opened the scoring for the Clarets in a 2-0 win. His name? Why Brian Laws, of course.

2003: They are under way in the Fulham v Burnley game, not incidentally.

2002: Here's some lower league chat: Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is at Deepdale watching son Darren's Preston try to bounce back from successive defeats. Thankfully for Darren, Matt James, on loan from, you guessed it, Man Utd, has just scored with a deflected shot on his debut.

Wigan goal: Wigan win a free-kick for Matt Etherington's body check on Charles N'Zogbia. The resulting set-piece is lifted into the box where Paul Scharner, from fully 16 yards out, leaps and heads the ball past Thomas Sorensen's outstretched right hand.

2000: GOAL Wigan 1-0 Stoke

Red card
Sunderland goal: So much to talk about there. Darren Bent races through on goal and Ricardo Rocha tries to get across to cover - as he does, Bent goes down and referee Kevin Friend awards a penalty. He flourishes a red card too, but it's a case of mistaken identity as he issues it to Hassan Yebda initially. The Algerian is furious and refuses to go - David James tries to force him off the pitch, but Yebda refuses to go and in the end Friend shows the red card to Rocha. Up steps Darren Bent to slot the penalty into the bottom corner. Phew.

1958: GOAL Portsmouth 0-1 Sunderland

1957: CORRECTION: SENDING OFF (Ricardo Rocha, Portsmouth)

1956: Will explain this in more detail in a minute, but it's all going off at Portsmouth. Avram Grant looks like someone has just punched him in the face.

1956: SENDING OFF (Hassan Yebda, Portsmouth)


1953: Cracking piece of control from Adam Johnson down the Man City left, he brings it down a treat but his ball across the penalty area is behind Emmanuel Adebayor and Carlos Tevez scuffs his left-foot shot at Jussi Jaaskelainen.

BBC Radio 5 live
BBC Radio 5 live's Chris Waddle: "They need to start playing with a bit of shape, get the ball left and get it right - it's been too easy to play against Manchester City in recent weeks."

From Mascharama on 606: "I'm thinking Vieira will remind the world how average he has become today."

1948: Typically late with the telly cameras there, we're eventually under way as Man City take on Bolton too.

1947: And they kick off at Fratton Park in the 12-pointer between Portsmouth and Sunderland.

1946: Under way in the Wigan v Stoke contest.

1944: Teams emerge from tunnels and we're almost ready to go in three of this evening's four Premier League fixtures.

From Anon, via text to 81111: "What are the chances of Adam Johnson making a late bid for a World Cup squad place. Left midfield star would complete our squad."

1940: Wigan v Stoke: Talking of poor runs, Wigan have picked up a woeful six points from their last nine games and the Latics are in the thick of a relegation battle now. Stoke are unbeaten in four and buoyant after a 3-0 thumping of Blackburn on Saturday, their biggest top-flight win since May 1984.

1938: I cannot shut Numbers Ian up. But why would I want to? Here he is: "Are Carlisle going to end Leeds' hopes of reaching Wembley? On-loan Manchester City player Adam Clayton scores to put the Cumbrians 1-0 up in the second leg of the northern final of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy which kicked off at 1900 GMT - 3-1 ahead on aggregate."

1937: Man City v Bolton: Roberto Mancini might have to start looking over his shoulder if he's not careful. The Italian has lost three of his 10 games in charge of City - Mark Hughes had tasted defeat in two out of his 21 matches this season at the time of his sacking in December. A 4-0 win tonight, however, would send City fourth in the Premier League.

1935: Portsmouth v Sunderland: Ah, 1958 - now there was a golden year for football, as Pele, Just Fontaine, Garrincha and Nils Liedholm tore it up at the World Cup in Sweden. It was also the year that Sunderland last won at Portsmouth - 26 April to be precise. Today, 18,918 days later, bottom of the form table hosts third-from-bottom - these boys have won once between them in their last 20 Premier League matches. Draw, maybe?

From optajoe on Twitter: "Manchester City have scored in 21 consecutive home matches, their longest run in the top flight since 1958. Firepower."

1932: Here's Numbers Ian, with some pre-match chat: "Blackpool manager Ian Holloway has dropped Barry Bannan, Ishmel Demontagnac and Neil Eardley from tonight's trip to Sheffield Wednesday after they were spotted dancing in a local nightclub hours after Saturday's defeat by Leicester. 'Bannan's probably broken his toe but it was apparently good enough to go out dancing on a Saturday night,' said Holloway. 'How can you be injured and be dancing? I like a dance with anybody but it's got to be the right time and when you're in a good mood. I'm not in a good mood when I lose and neither should they be.'"

1930: Stevo's Predos:
Fulham 3-1 Burnley
Man City 2-1 Bolton
Portsmouth 2-2 Sunderland
Wigan 1-1 Stoke
Lawro's Premier League predictions

1928: Fulham's attack is boosted by the return of top scorer Bobby Zamora, who has recovered from illness, with Stefano Okaka dropping to the bench. Dickson Etuhu and fit-again Simon Davies are brought back into the Cottagers' midfield. Burnley boss Brian Laws makes just one change to the side that secured him a first win in charge against West Ham at the weekend. Defender David Edgar makes the starting line-up with Robbie Blake making way.

From cheese666 on 606: "I predict Jack Wilshere to have a completely underwhelming game, fitting in reasonably well at this level but not impressing in particular."

1924: Fulham v Burnley line-ups:
Schwarzer, Shorey, Hangeland, Hughes, Baird, Duff, Etuhu, Murphy, Davies, Elm, Zamora.
Subs: Zuberbuhler, Kelly, Okaka, Nevland, Riise, Smalling, Greening.
Burnley: Jensen, Mears, Carlisle, Cort, Edgar, Elliott, Bikey, McDonald, Fox, Fletcher, Nugent.
Subs: Weaver, Duff, Paterson, Blake, Thompson, Eagles, Cork.
Referee: Chris Foy (Merseyside)

1922: Wigan boss Roberto Martinez makes one change to his struggling side, with striker Jason Scotland coming in for midfielder Hendry Thomas. Stoke striker Ricardo Fuller is dropped to the bench following his arrest for a nightclub incident at the weekend. Tuncay takes Fuller's place, while Glen Whelan replaces Liam Lawrence in manager Tony Pulis' only other switch from the side that beat Blackburn 3-0.

From Simon, a hopeful Burnley fan, via text to 81111: "Stevo, Stevo, Stevo! I've gotta admit I'm still getting used to this Premier League lark, but please bring us an away win for once?"

1918: Manchester City give first Premier League starts to recent signings Patrick Vieira and Adam Johnson and leave Shaun Wright-Phillips and Stephen Ireland on the bench alongside Joleon Lescott, who has recovered from a knee injury. Bolton include on-loan Arsenal teenager Jack Wilshere in their starting line-up as they search for their first away win since September.

1916: Crisis club Portsmouth ring the changes from Saturday's thrashing at Manchester United as Steve Finnan, Papa Bouba Diop, Angelos Basinas, Hassan Yebda and Aruna Dindane come in for Anthony Vanden Borre, Nadir Belhadj, Hayden Mullins, Richard Hughes and Danny Webber. Out-of-form Sunderland make only one - enforced - alteration from Saturday's draw against Wigan, with Steed Malbranque replacing the injured Jordan Henderson.

From tonycottam on Twitter: "Can I be the first to say 'it's a real six-pointer' tonight? Any game will do..."

1913: Here is Numbers Ian, with his starter for 10: "Odd fact of the night - Bristol Rovers entertain Walsall in League One tonight, just four days after the teams met in the reverse fixture at the Bescot."

1912: Fear not, we will keep you updated on the rest of tonight's football too. In the absence of Football League Danny/Macca, it falls upon the tragically under-used Numbers Ian to brief us on the 12 Championship, four League One, eight League Two and two Johnstone's Paint Trophy games. Though if Forest lose, I doubt we'll see him round these parts again...

1910: Wigan v Stoke line-ups:
Kirkland, Boyce, Bramble, Caldwell, Figueroa, N'Zogbia, Scharner, Diame, Rodallega, Scotland, McCarthy.
Subs: Stojkovic, Thomas, Moses, Gomez, Sinclair, Moreno, Melchiot.
Stoke: Sorensen, Wilkinson, Huth, Shawcross, Higginbotham, Delap, Whelan, Whitehead, Etherington, Sanli, Sidibe.
Subs: Begovic, Lawrence, Beattie, Fuller, Pugh, Diao, Collins.
Referee: Andre Marriner (W Midlands)

1909: Man City v Bolton line-ups:
Man City:
Given, Zabaleta, Toure, Kompany, Bridge, De Jong, Vieira, Barry, Adam Johnson, Tevez, Adebayor.
Subs: Taylor, Onuoha, Ireland, Wright-Phillips, Sylvinho, Petrov, Lescott.
Bolton: Jaaskelainen, Steinsson, Knight, Ricketts, Robinson, Kevin Davies, Cohen, Muamba, Wilshere, Lee, Elmander.
Subs: Al Habsi, Samuel, Taylor, Gardner, Mark Davies, Basham, Andrew O'Brien.
Referee: Michael Jones (Cheshire)

1908: Portsmouth v Sunderland line-ups:
James, Finnan, Ben-Haim, Wilson, Rocha, Basinas, Diop, Yebda, O'Hara, Piquionne, Dindane.
Subs: Ashdown, Mullins, Owusu-Abeyie, Webber, Hughes, Kanu, Belhadj.
Sunderland: Gordon, Hutton, Turner, Kilgallon, McCartney, Malbranque, Cana, Cattermole, Reid, Bent, Jones.
Subs: Carson, Bardsley, Zenden, Meyler, Da Silva, Mwaruwari, Liddle.
Referee: Kevin Friend (Leicestershire)

1908: Line-ups and team news on the way, but in the meantime feel free to indulge yourselves in our various means of communication: missive me @Stevo_football on Twitter; thumb us a text to 81111 (UK) or +44 7786200666 (worldwide); and pipe up on 606 too.

1905: Never, ever let it be said that we don't cater for all tastes in the BBC's sports department: Happy 9.02.10 day, everyone! Oh, the stick I'll get for this...

1902: Ladies and gentlemen, your order of play:
1945 GMT: Man City v Bolton
1945 GMT: Portsmouth v Sunderland
1945 GMT: Wigan v Stoke
2000 GMT: Fulham v Burnley

1900: Tenth v 15th, sixth v 17th, 20th v 13th and 16th v 11th. That's what we've got in store tonight in the first of a Premier League double bill midweek bonanza. There are at least five clubs in action this evening who are fighting for their top-flight lives. For some, time is rapidly running out. Welcome to relegation-threatened Tuesday.

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Premier League results

9 Feb 2010 23:59 UK

Premier League table snapshot

As it stood on 9 Feb 2010 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Chelsea 25 40 58
2 Man Utd 25 41 56
3 Arsenal 25 30 49
4 Liverpool 25 17 44
5 Man City 24 15 44
6 Tottenham 25 20 43
7 Aston Villa 24 13 41
8 Birmingham 24 0 37
9 Fulham 26 2 34
10 Everton 24 -2 32
11 Stoke 24 -4 30
12 Blackburn 25 -18 28
13 Sunderland 25 -10 26
14 Wigan 24 -23 24
15 Hull 25 -25 24
16 Burnley 25 -25 23
17 Bolton 24 -17 22
18 West Ham 24 -10 21
19 Wolves 24 -22 21
20 Portsmouth 25 -22 16

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