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GOALFLASHES AND MAJOR INCIDENTS (all times GMT)

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By Saj Chowdhury
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1958: There you have it. Thanks for all your tweets today and I hope you enjoyed the show.

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henrywinter on Twitter: "Capello says Cahill, Terry, Sturridge, Zamora and Walker start for #eng v Sweden"

1955: The great Sam Lyon will be back in his favourite BBC live text helm on Tuesday to take you through England v Sweden. By the way, I've got some...erm... breaking team news, from the fingertips of Telegraph writer Henry Winter.

Full time
1949: ENGLAND 1-0 SPAIN
BBC Sport's chief football writer Phil McNulty at Wembley:
"England have every right to celebrated a win against the World Cup holders. No sort of measure for Euro 2012 but still a real boost to confidence. Joleon Lescott and Scott Parker the pick."

Full time
1949: ENGLAND 1-0 SPAIN
BBC Sport's chief football writer Phil McNulty at Wembley:
"England have every right to celebrated a win against the World Cup holders. No sort of measure for Euro 2012 but still a real boost to confidence. Joleon Lescott and Scott Parker the pick."

Full time
1948: WALES 4-1 NORWAY
Dewi Hughes reports:
"After cruising through the first-half and scoring two deserved goals, Wales looked uncomfortable when Erik Huseklepp cut the deficit early in the second half. But they weathered the storm and a third successive win was finally sealed with Sam Vokes' double in the dying stages."

1947: So, to sum up on the day's internationals...

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AScooley on Twitter: "Argentina (4-1), Portugal (4-0) and Italy (2-1) have all beaten Spain after the World Cup too,so, let's not get too carried away."

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robwinscott on Twitter: "Can't believe there are people 'complaining' that we just beat the world champions! You just can't please some people!"

1934: We move on to Sweden on Tuesday. Chelsea defender John Terry will wear the captain's armband again for this one according to coach Fabio Capello. The Blues centre-back is likely to face AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Capello spent £15m to bring Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Juventus from Ajax in 2004. "I bought him as Juventus manager and for this reason, I know how important he is for Sweden and what a real danger he is for every opponent," said Capello. Sweden sealed their berth at Euro 2012 after finishing as best runners-up.

1928: So, plus points today for England? Scott Parker and the defence, especially Phil Jagielka, were brilliant. Danny Welbeck was a nuisance for Spain when he came on. Negatives? Spain dominated possession, but that's what they do anyway. Today, England didn't let them score and as was suggested in the build-up, Fabio Capello's men played to their strengths. A tactical tick for the Italian.

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BBC Sport's Dan Walker on Twitter: "Lescott good. Parker excellent. No crazy talk, but it's never bad to beat the best team in the world. Worth missing your son's wedding for."

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dale_124 on Twitter: "Good but not brilliant, we probably wont even get past the group stage."

England goalscorer Frank Lampard: "We're very pleased. It's great to beat them now - they are the best team in the world. We won't get carried away over the fact we beat them. Let's be realistic, they dominated the game. Our back four, with Scott Parker in front, were brilliant. We won't be shouting from the rooftops. We have game on Tuesday [Sweden] and the reverse may happen."

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andyyax on Twitter: "So England, like Italy, show Spain are beatable. Encouraging for everyone going to the Euro's"

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LJBaker91 on Twitter: "I think we should let it sink in for a moment. We just beat the European and World champions... "

1906: FULL-TIME England 1-0 Spain

1905: It's all over - England have beaten Spain 1-0 thanks to Frank Lampard's 49th minute goal.

1903: We're into the second minute of stoppage time. The last time England beat the reigning world champions was in 1980 - back then it was Argentina.

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benstanc on Twitter: "Scott Parker should have around 40-50 caps at this stage of his career it is a disgrace that he has so few."

1902: ... Spain almost did score. David Villa delivers a square ball from the left for Cesc Fabregas who sidefoots a yard past Joe Hart's left-hand upright. A horrible miss from about 10 yards.

1901: Three minutes remaining and whatever the referee allows. Sensational performance from England, although Spain have been poor. Surely they can't score...

BBC Sport's chief football writer Phil McNulty at Wembley:
"Stuart Pearce waving England forward. Capello shouting "up, up" - just a sense England are inviting trouble."

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mattharding007 on Twitter: "Ah Fabregas - you can leave Arsenal but Arsenal never leaves you. One pass too many."

1857: Tottenham's Scott Parker, who looks like he's just played at Twickenham and not Wembley, is replaced by Kyle Walker, who makes his England debut.

1854: Barcelona centre-back Gerard Pique comes forward again. This time he plays the ball into Cesc Fabregas in the area, but the former Arsenal man elects to play the ball square for his current club team-mate instead of shooting. His pass is cut out by Scott Parker. Tense moment for England.

1852: Brilliant pressing from Danny Welbeck as he closes down Gerard Pique who had surged forward. England soaking up all thrown at them - which isn't a lot to be fair.

1850: I forgot to tell you earlier, Chelsea hitman Fernando Torres is on. Surely, we're in for some late comedy... erm... drama.

1849: Fifteen minutes of normal time remaining. England make another change with Manchester City's Adam Johnson replacing club team-mate James Milner.

1847: Not one to use "awesome", but David Silva launches an awesome shot from the edge of the area that beats Joe Hart but strikes the left-hand post and runs to safety. There was no Lampard-style follow-up.

BBC Sport's chief football writer Phil McNulty at Wembley:
Fabio Capello has shuffled things around, but Wembley, at least, has a sense of expectation after Frank Lampard's goal. The first half carried all the air of a crowd just waiting for the inevitable."

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JackGraham2 on Twitter: "Here we go again, one goal and we think we're gonna win the world cup!."

1841: Great one-two between substitutes Jack Rodwell and Danny Welbeck. Rodwell's final touch lets him down in the area but Jordi Alba almost puts into his own net with Pepe Reina coming to the rescue, diving low to block the ball. It wasn't a pass-back, guv. Honest.

1837: If England beat Spain then do they automatically become world champions?!

1836: Striker Darren Bent, who put in a decent shift and set up the goal, is replaced by Manchester United whippet Danny Welbeck.

1835: Spain have a free-kick 25 yards out and... the ball strikes the wall.

Yellow card
1831: Double booking. Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos is rightly booked for a two-footer that misses Darren Bent's ankle by fractions. Cesc Fabregas then picks up a yellow for ramming into Phil Jagielka as the Everton man looked to head the ball. Reckless from Spain.

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EbrahimDaji on Twitter: "This settles it. We are good enough to win the World Cup."

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theriseoffred on Twitter: "For those not watching: 48 minutes of defence, 10 seconds of attack (and a goal), followed by a further 42 minutes of defence."

1831: England coach Fabio Capello makes two more substitutions. Frank Lampard and Phil Jones come off and are replaced by Gareth Barry and Jack Rodwell.

1829: The ball is played into the right side of the area for David Villa, but the Barcelona forward falls over as he shoots from the angle. He puts his head in his hands in embarrassment, and so he should.

1828: I knew that goal was coming - OK, I didn't. Now then, this is a real test. Can England hold on to a lead against one of the best teams in the world? I'm guessing we'll be talking about "incessant pressure" soon.

BBC Radio 5 live's Danny Mills at Wembley: "Spain will want to come out and will have to attack. You can already see they're a bit annoyed. We have to be careful because even if this remains the result, and England win 1-0, at this level you have to look at performances. We have to realise that even if this result sticks and England win this 1-0 this isn't just about the result because if you can't play this way in a tournament. Let's not get over-excited just yet."

England goal: A free-kick is swung into the area from the right by James Milner. Aston Villa striker Darren Bent heads towards goal, the ball bounces off the post and runs across the line with Frank Lampard on hand to nod in from less than a yard.

Goooooooaaaaaaaaal
1821: GOALFLASH England 1-0 Spain (Lampard)

1820: You guys have probably worked this out but it's Fabregas's first match back in England since his move to Barcelona from Arsenal this summer. He may have had a kickabout we don't know about.

1819: England take off Theo Walcott and bring on Stewart Downing. Spain make three substitutions - David Silva, Xavi and Iker Casillas are replaced by Cesc Fabregas, Juan Mata and Pepe Reina.

1817: The match restarts at Wembley - several changes have been made...

1817: Now, if you fancy some oval-ball action too then open up another window on your screen for England v New Zealand in the Four Nations. Mike Henson is your man at the keyboard.

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OptaJoe on Twitter: "Spain have touched the ball 348 times in the opposition half, while England have managed to do this only 75 times."

1813: Get ready for a cracking stat from OptaJoe.

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TraumaticThrash on Twitter: "I would say that is pretty comfortable for England. Would have been interesting to see Rooney in this game."

1809: Just to let you know, hold back on sending texts to 81111 - we seem to be having problems accessing at this end. Sorry about that.

BBC Radio 5 live's Graham Taylor at Wembley: "It's hard to understand. Scott Parker has been the central player with Frank Lampard on his left and Phil Jones on his right with licence to go forward but they've had no chance to do that. Phil Jones looks uncomfortable in that position and it's not natural for him to do. On this evidence, he is not an international midfield player."

1806: To clear up the earlier entry about the fact some of the England players didn't seem to be wearing black armbands, it's because they fell off. It obviously isn't a snub, just a lack of elasticity.

Half time
1803: HALF-TIME England 0-0 Spain
Phil McNulty reports:
"Spain caressing the ball around for long periods and pressing England but no end product. Bit dull after all that expectation."

1802: Belgian referee Frank De Bleeckere blows for half-time.

1801: The tannoy bellows that there's one minute of added time. It's all been quite routine for England.

Twitter
rolandgodfrey17 on Twitter: "Can we please start referring to England's opponents as Sparcelona? I feel it more appropriate."

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7MDA7 on Twitter: "Did Theo Walcott play rugby as a boy? He keeps trying to find touch."

Yellow card
1757: England's James Milner is booked for a late challenge on Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos. Just about fair although that shrill of pain was unneccessary from the Spaniard.

1755: Let's be honest, this isn't very exciting, but that's thanks to good defensive work by England on the edge of the area.

BBC Sport's chief football writer Phil McNulty at Wembley:
"No shock that Spain have had so much possession and look so comfortable - but England have so far ensured they have not got through to goalkeeper Joe Hart. Wembley is actually very subdued, a reflection at the lack of action in either penalty area."

1752: A bit more action around the England area. David Silva and Andres Iniesta play a one-two before Iniesta fires a shot that deflects off the backside of Manchester City's Joleon Lescott.

BBC Radio 5 live's Graham Taylor at Wembley: "The game is all about Spanish possession and England have a choice, when it's right to press and when to drop off and it's hard for them. But the game is still 0-0 and although Spain have the possession and will look to score sooner or later, the fact that it's still 0-0 gives England an opportunity and a chance."

1749: The armbands the England team have been wearing have fallen off.

1747: England are doing well to retain possession and manage their first pop at goal, courtesy of Frank Lampard. He hits one from 25 yards, but Iker Casillas saves easily.

1744: OK, I'm going to say this - England look fairly comfortable against Spain.

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martinjnorth on Twitter: "England defending well against Spain, but when they intercept there's absolutely no pace in their counter attack."

1739: Beautiful work from Spain on the left. Forward David Villa holds the ball and waits for Jordi Alba's overlap. The full-back pulls the ball back but none of his team-mates manage to make a connection in the area.

BBC Radio 5 live's Graham Taylor at Wembley: "It's gone as we thought it would, with Spain dominating possession. It's interesting watching where Phil Jones is playing. At times he does chase a little bit and I don't think he looks all that happy in there. We're supposed to be looking at him being a midfielder and I'm not sure about that."

1735: Sergio Busquets gets an accidental knock in the leg from Manchester United's Phil Jones. It was accidental from England's brand-new midfield enforcer. It looked as if it hurt though.

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BBC Sport's chief football writer Phil McNulty at Wembley: "Spain just starting to look a little anxious now after a 2nd England throw-in in quick succession."

1733: David Silva, this time, tries to slip the ball into Barcelona's sly-one Andres Iniesta, who runs into the area. The ball has a little too much weight on it.

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mhwjohnson on Twitter: "Where are these poppy armbands? After all that fuss and they're not wearing even them?!

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robcater on Twitter: "Feel sorry for Joe Hart tonight.......... that kit he's wearing is ridiculous!!!"

Stat attack: Captain Iker Casillas has matched Spain's appearance record. The 30-year-old Real Madrid goalkeeper plays in his 126th international match having made his debut in 2000. He equals the record set by goalkeeper Andoni Zubizarreta.

1728: Aston Villa's Darren Bent gets his first touch - a headed clearance from a Spain corner. Better than nothing eh?

1727: Manchester City's David Silva's finds Barcelona's David Villa in the area, but Glen Johnson manages to block the Spain striker's shot from six yards out on the left.

1725: Arsenal's Theo Walcott wins a corner for England out on the right. Stand-in captain Frank Lampard wastes it.

1724: Back to the action. It's a bit quiet on the pitch. Spain are trying to work out how to break through England's defence while England are working out how best to stop Spain.

BBC Radio 5 live's Danny Mills at Wembley: "When England have got the ball, they're very static. They're just standing in their positions and they've got to move. I saw the under 21 teams play this summer and the game was identical."

1721: By the way, BBC colleague Richard Conway, at Wembley, informs me that England coach Fabio Capello is wearing a corsage in his lapel today [along with a poppy] to mark his son's wedding. It must have been a tough choice for the Italian today.

1719: Great closing down by England to deny David Silva just as he is about to feed into the England area. But they lose possession. Anxious.

1716: An early cross into the area from Manchester City's James Milner is cleared by Spain.

1715: England win a throw-in - 1-0.

1714: Contenders ready? Are you all ready? This will be a cracker.

1713: The anthems have been played, now a minute's silence for Remembrance Day.

1712: OK everybody, it's refresh o'clock. Refresh this page and you'll see a brand new link on the top right which enables you to listen to BBC Radio 5 live's commentary on what will be England giving Spain a lesson in football - "Saj wake up, Saj wake up....."

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AlexBeasant on Twitter: "Jones will shine in CM today by doing his job of keeping the Spain midfield quiet."

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richardmurphyuk on Twitter: "So England's best holding midfield player is a youthful centre back? Good job we're not playing the World & Euro Champ....oh."

1708: In one expression of relief, "phew". Thirty-seven FA Cup ties done. Wales v Norway done. Now, England v Spain.

1707: FA CUP LATEST
Notts County and Swindon Town are both in the hat for the second round after 4-1 wins over Accrington and Huddersfield, respectively. But Barrow's valiant hopes of an upset have been dashed - Rotherham's Lewis Grabban bagged a late brace to deny the Conference side at Holker Street.

1706: FA CUP LATEST
Crawley are also through after their 2-0 win at Bury and Gateshead have also progressed with a comfortable 2-0 victory over Blyth and there were 2,763 at Croft Park to see it.

1704: FA CUP LATEST
Some crazy finishes in the FA Cup matches. Plymouth - bottom of League Two - finish with nine-men against Southern Premier side Stourbridge in a game that finishes 3-3. Meanwhile, Bradford PA, also reduced to nine men, have been hammered 8-1 by AFC Totton. An incredible scoreline for Totton, who are making their first ever appearance in the first round.

1703: FA CUP LATEST
A memorable day for Redbridge, who have taken Oxford City to a replay with a defiant performance. They had 465 through the gates too, which is 400 more than their last home league game. Blue Square South side Maidenhead are also heading to Aldershot after an impressive display and Blue Square Premier side Luton have dumped League Two Northampton out.

1702: FA CUP LATEST
Fleetwood Town are in the hat for the second round after holding on for a 2-0 victory over Wycombe despite having Richard Brodie sent off before half time. Micky Mellon's side are second in the Blue Square Premier and this is another indication that this is a club going places.

1701: ENGLAND v SPAIN
England: Hart, Glen Johnson, Lescott, Jagielka, Cole, Walcott, Jones, Parker, Milner, Lampard, Bent.
Subs: Carson, Walker, Baines, Cahill, Terry, Barry, Rodwell, Adam Johnson, Downing, Zamora, Welbeck, Sturridge, Stockdale.
Spain: Casillas, Arbeloa, Pique, Sergio Ramos, Jordi Alba, Busquets, Alonso, Xavi, Iniesta, Silva, Villa.
Subs: Valdes, Albiol, Puyol, Torres, Fabregas, Monreal, Mata, Llorente, Santi Cazorla, Jesus Navas, Reina.
Referee: Frank De Bleeckere (Belgium)

1655: FA CUP LATEST
Michael Doughty has scored a second for Crawley at Bury as Steve Evans' side look to embark on another cup run. The hosts have had Mark Hughes sent off and now looking dodgy for the Shakers. Redbridge may be struggling in the eighth tier of English football but they are still holding Oxford City.

1654: FA CUP LATEST
Luton have finally broken the deadlock against Northampton at Kenilworth Road, with Adam Watkins coming off the bench to give the hosts the lead from a Jake Howells pass. Jamie Vardy has scored a second for 10-man Fleetwood, who now lead 2-0.

1652: ENGLAND v SPAIN TEAM NEWS (1715)
Phil McNulty reports:
"England coach Fabio Capello places heavy responsibility on the shoulders of Manchester United teenager Phil Jones as he plays in an unfamiliar central midfield role. He will work with captain Frank Lampard and Scott Parker in an attempt to subdue the brilliant Barcelona duo Xavi and Andres Iniesta, aided by former Liverpool star Xabi Alonso. Spain's line-up simply oozes quality and England's players will have seen the genius of Manchester City's David Silva at close quarters already this season, while master striker David Villa is always a huge threat."

1650: What a finish! Norway were applying a lot of pressure in the final 10 minutes, but two goals from Sam Vokes made the scoreline an emphatic one for Wales.

1649: FULL-TIME Wales 4-1 Norway

Wales goal: Seconds after Sam Vokes opens his account, a mix-up in the Norway defence gifts the ball to the Wolves striker who unleashes a powerful low shot from 20 yards to seal an excellent win for Gary Speed's resurgent Wales.

Wales goal: Craig Bellamy slips the ball to Gareth Bale, who plays square ball across face of goal and Sam Vokes taps into an empty net.

Goooooooaaaaaaaaal
1646: GOALFLASH Wales 4-1 Norway (Vokes)

Goooooooaaaaaaaaal
1645: GOALFLASH Wales 3-1 Norway (Vokes)

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iamchukwura on Twitter: "No width in the English attack...England are built to repel Spain! This shouldn't be, England are playing at Wembley."

1644: FA CUP LATEST
Michael Rankine has equalised for Aldershot at Maidenhead United. Holdsworth's changes have made a big difference and Alex Rodman crossed for fellow substitute Rankine to pull the Shots level. Bad news for Johnson Hippolyte - who likes to be called 'Drax' for some reason.

1642: FA CUP LATEST
Southern Premier side Stourbridge have won six of their last seven - scoring 30 goals in the process - so it's perhaps no surprise that they are pushing League Two's Plymouth all the way. But having led 2-1, Stourbridge have been pegged back to 2-2 - Carl Fletcher with the equaliser for the Pilgrims. Meanwhile, MK Dons - who have just recruited Arsenal legend Ian Wright as a coach - are cruising into the second round. They lead Northern Premier side Nantwich Town 5-0.

1639: BREAKING TEAM NEWS A rather strong looking Spanish midfield to say the least, with Xavi, Andres Iniesta, Sergio Busquets, Xabi Alonso and David Silva. Good luck to Phil Jones, Scott Parker, James Milner and Frank Lampard with that one.

1637: Ahhh... I've just seen Spain's midfield. Erm...

1635: Reading midfielder Hal Robson-Kanu replaces Swansea's Joe Allen as Wales look to hold on to their 2-1 lead against Norway. There are 12 minutes remaining.

1633: FA CUP LATEST
Fleetwood may be a man down but they are still dominating Wycombe and have come close to doubling their lead. Jamie Vardy and Jamie Milligan, who hit the woodwork in the first half, have both threatened and Wycombe manager Gary Waddock has made his three substitutions.

BBC Radio Wales pundit Kevin Ratcliffe: "That was an elementary error by Wayne Hennessey. He's had nothing to do all game, he's switched off and that's poor concentration levels."

1631: FA CUP LATEST
Southport of the Blue Square Premier are behind to League Two's Barnet at Haig Avenue. The Sandgrounders had repelled Barnet for almost an hour, but Clovis Kamdjo has given the visitors a 1-0 lead. Meanwhile, Barrow are still 1-0 up against League Two's Rotherham - and the Conference side are looking very good value for their lead. Paul Rutherford's early goal still separating the sides at the Furness Building Society Stadium.

1630: FA CUP LATEST
Totton surely in the hat for the second round now - they lead 5-1 after Michael Gosney unselfishly put it on a plate for substitute Stefan Brown to tap in. To make matters worse Bradford now have nine-men - Martin Drury's been sent off for a second bookable offence. Incidentally, Totton have tripled their highest ever attendance today too.

1629: ENGLAND v SPAIN
Phil McNulty reports:
"England coach Fabio Capello is under no illusions about what awaits at Wembley as he says: 'No one is close to Spain in the world. No one.' The theory was challenged by Spain counterpart Vicente del Bosque as he said: 'It's a false humility. England are a great team, a very talented team. We face tough opponents.'"

1627: ENGLAND v SPAIN (1715)
Phil McNulty reports:
"England accept the biggest challenge in world football when Spain visit Wembley this evening. Fabio Capello's side will have an unfamiliar look but the Italian - who is missing his son's wedding in Milan today - is relishing the task. He says he wants to weigh up the "value" of some of his squad members against the World Cup holders in front of the Wembley gallery, where he admits they have struggled to handle pressure in the past."

1623: BREAKING TEAM NEWS England name Scott Parker and Phil Jones in the centre of midfield for their friendly against Spain at Wembley.

1622: OK people, are you ready for some England team news?

Norway goal: The ball is played over the top, keeper Wayne Hennessey spills under no pressure, it hits Andrew Crofts in a real comedy of errors and runs invitingly for Erik Huseklepp, who taps into an empty net.


Goooooooaaaaaaaaal
1618: GOALFLASH Wales 2-1 Norway (Huseklepp)

1617: FA CUP LATEST
Crawley are up and running again with Tyrone Barnett heading in just after half-time at League One Bury. Veteran midfielder Micky Cummins, whose former clubs include Port Vale, Darlington and Rotherham, has doubled Gateshead's lead at Blyth.

BBC Radio 5 live's Mark Lawrenson at Highbury Stadium to commentator John Murray: "Did you see the old lady coming up to me asking where the cafe was? She thought I was a steward! Another young lad asked me, "Where's the other team's tunnel, Mark?"

1615: FA CUP LATEST
League One's Notts County have started well in the second half against League Two's Accrington; Alan Judge making it 2-0 to Martin Allen's side a couple of minutes into the second half. Meanwhile at Victoria Park, Hartlepool are still trailing Stevenage 1-0 thanks to Scott Laird's tenth minute penalty. Hartlepool, who had goalkeeper Scott Flinders sent off after eight minutes, are second best in this all-League One affair.

1614: FA CUP LATEST
There really is something about Johnson Hippolyte and the FA Cup. After his heroics at Yeading with DJ Campbell, he is off again with Maidenhead United. They are still 1-0 up through Anthony Thomas and Aldershot manager Dean Holdsworth made a double change at half-time in an attempt to get his team going.

1613: Now, what's been happening in the FA Cup...

1612: Referee Gerhard Grobelnik puts a name in his book for the first time today - the honour goes to Espen Ruud, who brought down Wales's Craig Bellamy.

Twitter
MichaelMabbitt on Twitter: "Steve Morison's record is good, but Robert Earnshaw: Hat-ticks at EPL & all football league levels & in both cups & one for Wales too!."

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RossJBrown1991 on Twitter: "Claret Army! Come on Chelmsford CIty! 45minutes left and 2nd round here we come!!"

1607: At the other end, Gareth Bale, who scored the opening goal for Wales, tries his luck again, from the right, but his angled shot doesn't trouble the Norway keeper.

1606: Norway on the attack early on. Erik Huseklepp floats a free-kick into the area which Wales do well to clear.

1602: And just as you've done that, Wales have restarted the friendly at Cardiff City Stadium.

1601: By the way, if you want to listen to BBC audio commentary on Wales v Norway then refresh the page and you'll see a new link on the top right.

1558: Wales fans must be delighted with Gary Speed. It took the coach a while to get his team playing the way he wanted, but they look an exciting outfit now. Of course, it helps when you have players like Bale and Bellamy, but I've been impressed with Steve Morison - a proper target-man.

1557: FA CUP LATEST
Macclesfield may be missing internationals Elliott Hewitt and Arnaud Mendy, but they are making light work of East Thurrock, second bottom of the Isthmian League Premier. The League Two side lead 3-0 - with the goals coming from Carl Tremarco, Matt Hamshaw and George Donnelly. League Two's AFC Wimbledon are holding League One's Scunthorpe at half-time - 0-0 there.

1556: FA CUP LATEST
Insurance broker Ben Bradbury almost gave Redbridge the lead but Terry Spillane's side are more than holding their own. Redbridge have only managed two points from their five Ryman League Division One North home games but go in level at half-time.

1554: FA CUP LATEST
At the Impact Arena, Carlisle United's Ian Noble has made it 4-0 to the League One side just before half time, underlining why Alfreton have the worst defence in the Conference. Meanwhile, an upset may have been averted at Dagenham & Redbridge, who have equalised against Bath City. Brian Woodall with the goal there.

BBC Radio 5 live's Mark Lawrenson at Highbury Stadium on Fleetwood's Richard Brodie's red card: "He had a look at Leon Johnson and definitely led with his elbow. Johnson is absolutely incensed by that and Brodie can have no complaint with that decision."

Twitter
tew1984 on Twitter: "Bradford Park Avenue are losing. What do you expect, they're a street, aren't they? They've got a postbox on it's own upfront."

Half time
1548: HALF-TIME Wales 2-0 Norway
Dewi Hughes' HT snap-shot:
"An almost faultless half from Wales, with cracking goals from Gareth Bale and Craig Bellamy just reward for their dominance. At times it's been too easy, and the home side's casualness has been Norway's best hope of getting themselves back into the game."

1546: The half-time whistle sounds at the Cardiff City Stadium - it's Wales 2-0 Norway.

Text in your views on 81111 (UK)
Kris on 81111: "Come on Gateshead. We want 3rd round tie at st james park!"

1543: FA CUP LATEST
Goals flying in at AFC Totton of the EvoStik Southern Premier. Mike Gosney extends Totton's lead from the spot before Bradford PA's Adam Clayton pulls one back a minute later for the EvoStik Northern club. But Michael Charles makes it three goals in as many minutes, making it 3-1 to the hosts. Rapidly becoming the game of the day, this.

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DavePayn on Twitter: "I was very critical of Speed's choice as Wales manager, largely down to inexperience. Boy, I was wrong!"

1540: My colleague Paul Fletcher (yes, him again) tells me that Steve Morison is the only player to have scored in the Blue Square Premier, League Two, League One, Championship and Premier League. That is a stat.

1536: Craig Bellamy feeds Norwich striker Steve Morison, whose shot deflects off a Norway defender and keeper Rune Almenning Jarstein and goes wide - almost 3-0.

1535: FA CUP LATEST
Things are going from bad to worse for Stourbridge. Not only is the team's name spelt wrong on their badge but the EvoStik Southern Premier team have fallen behind to Plymouth, who are rooted to the bottom of League Two. Meanwhile, Huddersfield's unstoppable start to the season is continuing in the FA Cup as they lead Paolo Di Canio's Swindon 1-0 - Lee Novak with the goal for the League Two side.

1533: FA CUP LATEST
The Cod Army are jumping after Andy Mangan volleyed Blue Square Premier League side Fleetwood in front against Wycombe. Ryman Football League Division One North Redbridge are still goalless with Oxford City.

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ChristopBaldwin on Twitter: "To those Welsh Fans not supporting a #TeamGB... The rate we are playing, the Welsh XI Could be the GBTeam XI."

1532: Norway go close to pulling one back when Mohammed Abdellaoui's low strike smacks off the Wales bottom left post. Great effort from the number nine.

1528: FA CUP LATEST
There could be a shock on the cards as League Two's Dagenham and Redbridge have fallen behind to Bath City, of the Blue Square Bet Premier. Sean Canham finishing a one-on-one with aplomb. Meanwhile, Ched Evans has scored an early brace to give League One's Sheffield United a 2-0 lead over Oxford United.

Twitter
tew1984 on Twitter: " FA Cup 1st round day - When you spend the afternoon going 'Where's that place then? It sounds Northern."

BBC Radio 5 live's John Murray at Fleetwood Town v Wycombe: "A lot of similarities between Fleetwood and Arsenal. They play at the Highbury Stadium, in red and white kits and also have a Vieira on the bench."

BBC Radio Wales pundit Kevin Ratcliffe: "Craig Bellamy's goal was all made by Adam Matthews' run. He overlaps down the left, takes a Norway defender with him, which opens it up for Bellamy to come inside to serve it around the keeper. Absolutely fantastic goal. Great composure, great skill from Bellamy."

1523: FA CUP LATEST
Jon Shaw gives Gateshead the lead at Blyth Spartans. The much-travelled former Sheffield Wednesday man has now scored 17 goals for the Conference side this season. The 'Heed are having a good season so far.

1521: FA CUP LATEST
AFC Totton are 1-0 up against Bradford Park Avenue through Jonathan Davies. The goal comes just a few minutes after Bradford PA's Richard Marshall was dismissed for violent conduct. The visitors are up against it.

Twitter
Sned777 on Twitter: "YES MAIDENHEAD! Anthony Thomas you hero."

Wales goal: Another brilliant strike. This one comes off the boot of Liverpool forward Craig Bellamy who curls in a beauty from the edge of the area. The Welsh are cruising.

Goooooooaaaaaaaaal
1517: GOALFLASH Wales 2-0 Norway (Bellamy)

BBC Radio Wales pundit Kevin Ratcliffe: "The Norway keeper must be disappointed to have been beaten at his near post - he had to be favourite to save that. But the power of the shot by Gareth Bale was fantastic."

Wales goal: Bale plays one-two with Steve Morison. The Tottenham left-sided player beats the offside trap, finds himself in the area on the left and thrashes in a cracking shot at the near post. Great start.

Goooooooaaaaaaaaal
1514: GOALFLASH Wales 1-0 Norway (Bale)

1512: Another result is in, Brentford have beaten Basingstoke 1-0. Meanwhile, the first goal of the 1500 GMT's is in - Oldham 1-0 Burton Albion. The goalscorer is Shefki Kuqi from the spot and Burton are down to 10 men. Soon after, Kuqi missed a penalty. Early drama at Boundary Park.

1506: FA CUP LATEST
Salisbury v Arlesey has been delayed by 15 minutes due to crowd congestion kick off will now be 1515 GMT.

1504: Norwich's Andrew Crofts has an early pop at goal from the edge of the area for Wales - his half-volley bounces into the ground then flies two yards wide of the Norway goal.

1501: An impeccably observed silence for Remembrance Day is followed by the start of the match between Wales and Norway at the Cardiff City Stadium.

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BBC Sport's Nigel Adderley on Twitter: "Large banner saying 'No Team GB' has been unfurled behind the goal at Wales v Norway."

1458: Give this page another refresh - you will now see a small selection of the FA Cup audio commentaries on the top right.

1456: FA CUP LATEST
It may be one of the biggest days in their history but Stourbridge's players will line up for their tie at Plymouth with the club's name spelt wrong on their shirts. Someone forgot to put the 'r' on apparently.

1454: The Wales and Norway teams have come out on to the pitch at the Cardiff City Stadium. The Wales team have poppies stitched on to their tracksuit tops. The anthems are currently being played.

1452: FA CUP LATEST
And look out for Redbridge, of Ryman Division One North, who are the lowest-ranked club left in the competition. They host Oxford City of the EvoStik Southern Premier at Oakside, where their last league game, a 2-0 defeat to Potters Bar Town, was watched by a crowd of 65. They can expect one or two more than that this today.

1450: WALES v NORWAY TEAM NEWS (1500)
"A late injury to left-back Neil Taylor forces Wales to make one change to the side that beat Bulgaria in their last outing. Right-back Adam Matthews comes into the side to make his first start, with Chris Gunter switching to the left to cover Taylor's absence. Norway left-back John Arne Riise will win his 100th cap in Cardiff, while his Fulham team-mate Brede Hangeland returns to captain the side."

1449: FA CUP LATEST
Cup history is never in short supply at York Road, where one of the first four FA Cup ties was held 140 years ago so can Maidenhead United live up to that pedigree against Aldershot?

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dandelacour on Twitter: "Wales v Norway arguably the better of the 2 int games, Gary Speed has been a revelation as manager, no arguments about that."

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reaydave on Twitter: "I'm listening to Plymouth vs Stourbridge all the way from Madrid. Worth a shout out on @BBCFootball1 Vamos los glassboys."

1445: Meanwhile, BBC Sport's Nabil Hassan focused his attentions of Maidenhead, whose relationship with the FA Cup goes back to 1871. Oh yes. You can read the piece on the BBC Football site.

1441: FA CUP LATEST
And there's more. Bury host a Crawley side that is looking to emulate last year's run to the fifth round which saw them scare Manchester United in a 1-0 defeat at Old Trafford. Richard Brodie hit the bar late on in that game but he will line up for Fleetwood Town against Wycombe. Micky Mellon's side are second in the Blue Square Premier, while the Chairboys are second bottom of League One. Would a victory for the 'Cod Army' really be a shock?

1439: FA CUP LATEST
Two proud north-east sides with a taste for cup success go head-to-head at Croft Park with Blyth facing Gateshead. Blyth fans still dreaming of their win over Stoke in 1978 and their clash with Blackburn three years ago. Luton and Northampton face off in another derby, meeting for the first time since the Cobblers' 2-1 win in League One in 2008.

1435: WALES v NORWAY
Wales:
Hennessey, Gunter, Matthews, Williams, Blake, Allen, Crofts, Ramsey, Bale, Bellamy, Morison.
Subs: Price, Nyatanga, Edwards, King, Robson-Kanu, Vokes, Earnshaw.
Norway Jarstein, Ruud, Waehler, Hangeland, Riise, Pedersen, Tettey, Grindheim, Jenssen, Abdellaoui, Huseklepp.
Subs: Pettersen, Vilsvik, Demidov, Brenne, Sorum, Parr, Braaten.
Referee: Gerhard Grobelnik (Austria)

1433: WALES v NORWAY (1500)
Dewi Hughes reports:
"Blue skies above the home of Cardiff for the visit of Norway to Cardiff City Stadium as Wales go in search of a third successive win. Not since 2008 have Wales managed that feat, and Norway were one of the beaten opponents back then. The build up has been dominated by the Olympic football row but the message from the players has been clear - their minds are focused on building momentum and ending the year on a high."

1430: So, the first FA Cup first-round tie of the day has ended. Graham Turner's Shrewsbury are through with a 1-0 win at Newport.

1428: By the way, refresh this page and you'll see a little icon on the top right which will take you to the FA Cup commentaries page.

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Sned777 on Twitter: "I remember the last time Maidenhead got to this stage of the FA Cup. Lost to Stafford Rangers, and there was a streaker."

1424: Meanwhile, BBC Sport's Chris Bevan has spoken to Bromley manager Mark Goldberg ahead of the Blue Square Bet South side's tie against Leyton Orient. You can find the blog on the BBC Football site. The match kicks off at 1500 GMT.

1419: Now as my colleague Paul Fletcher said, "it's not often you see Russell Grant on the BBC Sport website". The Strictly Come Dancing competitor and former TV-Am astrologer has spoken about his love of non-league football and previewed this weekend's FA Cup first-round action. Go to the BBC Football site to watch the great man.

1415: We will be giving some extra-special attention to a handful of specially-picked ties. They are Blyth Spartans v Gateshead, Bury v Crawley Town, Fleetwood Town v Wycombe, local rivals Luton and Northampton, Maidenhead United and Aldershot and, finally, Redbridge versus Oxford City. Are they the top six to watch? Reckon so, but you could argue the point until the end of time.

1412: Another match has just kicked off in the first round of the FA Cup - Isthmian League Premier strugglers East Thurrock v Macclesfield. Now, there are a lot of matches today so there won't be GOALFLASHES on every match, but we will bring you regular updates - and news of any possible 'cupsets.

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Ciaran on 81111: "Seriously England, why bother arguing with Fifa, you've just delayed your chance to host a World Cup by another 50 years."

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_mummery92 on Twitter: "Prediction - England 1-17 Spain (England's goal coming from an Arbeloa OG)"

1401: We have audio commentaries on several FA Cup ties today and they can be found on, unsurprisingly, on the FA Cup live commentaries page. Later, there will be BBC Radio 5 live commentaries on Wales v Norway and England v Spain.

1359: But it's not all about international football today. The road to Wembley continues with the FA Cup first-round - aka "the first-round proper". We have 37 ties and two have kicked off already. It's not shock o'clock though. Brentford are leading Blue Square South side Basingstoke 1-0 at half-time while League Two high-fliers Shrewsbury are leading at Blue Square Bet Premier Newport County 1-0 thanks to a goal from Terry Gornell. About 22 minutes remaining in that game.

1353: Spain, as expected, will field a very strong team which may include the likes of Cesc Fabregas, Gerard Pique, Xabi Alonso, Alvaro Arbeloa, Juan Mata and David Silva. Score predictions? Tweet using the hashtag #BBCFootball or text me on 81111.

1348: It's hard to sum up in a couple of live text entries the build-up to this match, but I'll try. OK. Poppygate. England wanted to wear poppies on their shirts, Fifa refused, but they found a compromise. Sorted. The other big story revolved around John Terry. He's the team captain, but does not start the match with Chelsea team-mate Frank Lampard awarded the captaincy. Confused? Coach Fabio Capello leaves his most experienced centre-back on the bench for the match against the world champions?

1345: That match kicks off at 1500 GMT at the Cardiff City Stadium. But a few minutes after it finishes, we have another international friendly in the form of England v Spain (1715). You may have heard that it's on. Let's concentrate on the Wembley encounter.

1340: Let's talk Wales. Victory over Norway today would give the Welsh their third consecutive win for the first time since 2008. Coach Gary Speed said he was a little disappointed that the build-up had been overshadowed by the row over Wales' opposition to the Great Britain Olympic team. "It [the media focus] disappoints me, we have a massive game tomorrow and we are talking about something beyond my control," said the former Wales midfielder.

1335: Right then, I want contributions from you guys and gals today. You can do that via the hashtag #BBCFootball tweeting me @sajchowdhury or texting in via 81111 (UK). There will be a lot to chat about today, I fear, I mean, I believe.

1330 GMT: Hello and hola. We've had rows over poppies and debated about England captain John Terry, but now we can finally focus matters on the pitch. And what a day of football we have in store for you. Ready?
Thirty-seven FA Cup first-round ties
Wales v Norway (1500 GMT)
England v Spain (1715 GMT)



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