Arsenal 2-1 Tottenham
Aston Villa 1-1 Man City
Bolton 3-0 Birmingham
Fulham 1-1 Wigan
Liverpool 4-1 Portsmouth
Middlesbrough 1-2 West Ham
Reading 2-1 Sunderland
GOALFLASHES AND MAJOR INCIDENTS (all times GMT)
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1715: That's all from me until after Christmas so have a tremendous time and I hope the big man (Santa, not Tom Huddlestone) brings you a sackful of goodies. Match of the Day is on at 2230 GMT on BBC1. Ray Stubbs is taking your calls on BBC 5 Live's 606 right now.
1710: Your Player of the Day is, not surprisingly, two-goal Liverpool striker Fernando Torres on 8.79, edging out Fulham keeper Antti Niemi (8.67) and West Ham hitman Dean Ashton (8.23). His own goal earns Portsmouth defender Sylvain Distin today's dunce's hat with 4.50.
1703: Manchester City's point at Aston Villa is enough to keep them fourth for Christmas. Liverpool stay fifth despite a comfortable win over Portsmouth, helped by a Fernando Torres double.
1659: I wouldn't want to be the linesman who gave that Reading goal if he ever comes across Sunderland boss Roy Keane. It's impossible to tell - even from replays from all sorts of angles - if Stephen Hunt's last-gasp volley crossed the line. That decision comes a week after Sunderland were denied a last-minute winner against Aston Villa.
1658: A point is not really any good for Fulham or Wigan but the Cottagers do at least move out of the relegation zone - above Sunderland on goal difference.
1656: And Nicolas Anelka's goal is pretty much the last kick of today's Premier League action. It means Bolton are unbeaten in five home games and they move above Birmingham and further away from the relegation zone.
1654: GOAL Bolton 3-0 Birmingham
Kevin Nolan provides the pass and Nicolas Anelka does the rest with a clinical finish to wrap up a convincing win for Bolton.
1652: GOAL Reading 2-1 Sunderland
Keeper Craig Gordon think he's palmed away Stephen Hunt's far-post volley before it crosses the line but the linesman has other ideas. The goal stands - and Roy Keane will be fuming for the second week running.
1651: "Boro are doing that a little too often aren't they?"
toffees1888 (Irish evertonian of TBBCOE) on 606
1648: GOAL Middlesbrough 1-2 West Ham
Substitute John Paintsil provides the pass and Scott Parker ghosts past his marker before finishing into the far corner.
1644: GOAL Liverpool 4-1 Portsmouth
Steven Gerrard heads Jamie Carragher's crossfield ball back across goal and Fernando Torres volleys in to wrap up things up. Slight deflection perhaps - but Torres' goal.
1642: GOAL Reading 1-1 Sunderland
Ibrahima Sonko brings down Kenwyne Jones and it looks a clear penalty. Michael Chopra sends Marcus Hahnemann the wrong way and despite being second best for much of the game, Sunderland look like they might escape with a point.
1641: Penalty to Sunderland.
1639: GOAL Bolton 2-0 Birmingham
Birmingham keeper Maik Taylor is absolutely fuming and no wonder. Birmingham defender Johan Djourou tries to find Taylor with a throw-in but Nicolas Anelka steals in, takes the ball past the stranded keeper and finishes into the empty net. An absolute calamity from the visitors.
1636: GOAL Fulham 1-1 Wigan
Clint Dempsey makes no mistake this time, shooting low into the corner from Diomansy Kamara's driven cross. A lifeline for Fulham.
1635: In the relegation six-pointer at Craven Cottage, a goalmouth scramble ends with Fulham striker Clint Dempsey's shot smothered by Wigan keeper Chris Kirkland.
1633: GOAL Bolton 1-0 Birmingham
Nicolas Anelka gets to the byeline and crosses for El-Hadji Diouf who shapes to shoot but cuts the ball back instead before stabbing home. An excellent finish.
1629: GOAL Reading 1-0 Sunderland
Sunderland keeper Craig Gordon does well to save Ibrahima Sonko's header from James Harper's free-kick but Ivar Ingimarsson taps in the rebound from three yards.
1627: GOAL Fulham 0-1 Wigan
Titus Bramble heads on for Marcus Bent, who controls on his chest and then lashes into the roof of the net. A fourth goal in a week for the Wigan striker.
1626: GOAL Liverpool 3-1 Portsmouth
Hermann Hreidarsson fails to cut out Javier Mascherano's pass and David James' clearance falls straight to Fernando Torres, who sidefoots home.
1624: Hmmm... it's all gone quiet. Your reporter on the Aston Villa v Manchester City game tells me that "nothing" has happened in the second-half. BBC 5 Live's Stuart Hall says Bolton v Birmingham has improved from abysmal to merely dismal.
1619: That was Benjani's ninth goal this season - all in the Premier League - and his first since 3 November.
1616: GOAL Liverpool 2-1 Portsmouth
Benjani plucks Kanu's cross out of the air, controls, sidesteps John Arne Riise and finishes at the near post. A lovely finish from the Zimbabwean.
1612: West Ham midfielder Nolberto Solano's 30-yard free-kick is heading for the top corner before Mark Schwarzer produces a fingertip save at full stretch.
1611: A sweet move from Reading as Dave Kitson floats a long crossfield ball to Stephen Hunt, whose swerving shot comes back off the post. Lots of woodwork being hit today...
1609: "Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way. Oh what fun it would be to see Man City win away."
Christian, USA, via text on 81111
1606: Once again they're lagging behind at the Reebok Stadium but we're up and running again.
1603: Fulham's caretaker boss Ray Lewington runs out of the tunnel in time to the Waitresses' Christmas Wrapping. Great stuff.
1558: The cameraman at Anfield goes all arty on us with a close-up of the moon. It's made of cheese you know.
1557: "Benayoun is an under-rated player. He is very witty, and a match-winner."
Torres' right peg on 606
1554: Time for stadium DJs around the country to dust off the Now That's What I Call Christmas CDs. Although the tune-picker at Anfield is playing hits from Phil Spector's Christmas album - A Christmas Gift For You. My colleague tells me that is the best of the Christmas albums. Not much competition there I wouldn't have thought.
1552: Liverpool dangerman Fernando Torres leads the way on Player Rater with 8.42 after the first half, followed by Steven Gerrard on 7.93. Portsmouth's own-goal anti-hero Sylvain Distin is on 5.50.
1551: "Nothing's happening at the Bolton game... at all. I think I just heard a cellphone go off."
toffees1888 (Irish evertonian of TBBCOE) on 606
1548: The bore-fest at the Reebok Stadium brings up the rear as the games all reach half-time.
1544: GOAL Middlesbrough 1-1 West Ham
Dean Ashton latches on to Henri Camara's lay-off and smacks a ferocious low volley into the corner, with Boro keeper Mark Schwarzer nowhere to be seen.
1539: GOAL Middlesbrough 1-0 West Ham
Nice move from Boro. Stewart Downing delivers the free-kick from the right and Jeremie Aliadiere heads the ball back for David Wheater to finish from close-range.
1535: "Pompey are getting taken apart. I was thinking 1-0 to Liverpool or 0-0 at the start. But looks like an easy Liverpool win on the cards."
slogger_6 on 606
1532: Aston Villa striker John Carew unleashes a ferocious shot but Manchester City keeper Joe Hart is equal to it, pushing the ball on to the post. If that had gone in, there would have been an almighty stink as Carew clearly handled in the lead-up.
1529: Now Reading are claiming a goal. Dave Kitson does brilliantly to dig out a cross and Stephen Hunt's point-blank header is palmed away by Sunderland keeper Craig Gordon. Hunt thinks it's crossed the line but the linesman disagrees.
1527: Fulham left-back Paul Konchesky hammers a shot from fully 35 yards which canons back off the bar.
1526: Aston Villa are on top against Manchester City now. Martin Laursen heads over then Gabriel Agbonlahor is claiming a goal after his scuffed shot is cleared off the line by Elano. It's impossible to tell if it crossed the line or not.
1524: Even BBC Radio 5 Live commentator Stuart Hall can't summon up any enthusiasm about Bolton v Birmingham. "Dire and dull" is his assessment.
1523: "It was difficult. We were a bit flat in the first half and not at our best. In the second half I think we dominated from the start but at 1-0 up maybe we wanted too much to keep the result."
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger after the 2-1 win over Tottenham
1520: Many of you have quite correctly pointed out that Dwight Yorke and Andy Cole teamed up together at Blackburn after they played at Manchester United. Which just goes to show that you shouldn't believe everything a BBC colleague tells you.
1517: GOAL Liverpool 2-0 Portsmouth
Dirk Kuyt escapes down the right and finds Fernando Torres in the box. The striker is well tackled by Sol Campbell but the ball rebounds off Sylvain Distin and into the net for an own goal.
1515: GOAL Aston Villa 1-1 Man City
John Carew picks up the ball 40 yards out and drives into the penalty area, despite the attentions of a couple of City defenders. He shins the shot but the deflection is enough to beat City keeper Joe Hart.
1515: Coming up to 15 minutes gone and it's been all Middlesbrough so far at the Riverside - not many clear scoring chances, but they're dominating West Ham and in Tuncay they have by far the most creative and threatening player on the pitch.
1513: GOAL Liverpool 1-0 Portsmouth
Portsmouth manage to stop Fernando Torres's dangerous run into the box but the ball comes out to Harry Kewell and the winger's cross is volleyed in by Yossi Benayoun.
1512: GOAL Aston Villa 0-1 Man City
Martin Petrov delivers a magnificent cross and Rolando Bianchi - not wearing his scarf today by the way - to slide the ball home at the far post.
1510: Liverpool go close as Fernando Torres cuts the ball back for Dirk Kuyt but Glen Johnson's sliding last-ditch tackle saves Portsmouth.
1509: Fulham might pay for these misses. Diomansy Kamara's whipped cross is just missed by Simon Davies and then Clint Dempsey a few yards out.
1508: First excitement of the day at the Riverside, as Boro go close. Emmauel Pogatetz's cross from the left is heading towards Stewart Downing lurking at the far post until George McCartney heads it out of play for West Ham.
1507: Good pressure from Fulham. Carlos Bocanegra's header is cleared off the line before Danny Murphy crosses for Clint Dempsey - but the striker blazes over.
1505: An early chance for Sunderland as Andy Cole breaks clear from Dwight Yorke's through-ball but shoots straight at Reading keeper Marcus Hahnemann.
1501: Nice and prompt today. All six games are under way.
1458: Sunderland pair Andy Cole and Dwight Yorke team up today for the first time since their Manchester United days six years ago. Cole is making only his second start for Roy Keane's side.
1454: So Arsenal have a four-point lead in the Premier League - at least until Manchester United meet Everton at Old Trafford tomorrow. Liverpool need a win over Portsmouth this afternoon if they are to keep the gap between themselves and the Gunners to 10 points.
1452: TEAM NEWS Bolton v Birmingham
Andy O'Brien returns to the Bolton defence after a bout of food poisoning and midfielder Kevin Nolan is back after a foot injury. Johan Djourou returns from a pelvis injury for Birmingham, former Bolton player Rahdi Jaidi lines up against his former club and fit-again Mehdi Nafti is on the bench.
1448: TEAM NEWS Middlesbrough v West Ham
Middlesbrough's Julio Arca makes his first start since September after completing his rehabilitation from medial ligament damage. Adam Johnson is also added to the Boro line-up as Fabio Rochemback (suspended) and Gary O'Neil (injured) miss out. Henri Camara starts up front for West Ham alongside Dean Ashton in place of the suspended Carlton Cole. Luis Boa Morte and James Collins both fail to prove their fitness.
1446: TEAM NEWS Reading v Sunderland
Reading remain unchanged for the fifth game in succession. Brynjar Gunnarsson passes a fitness test on a gashed knee that forced him off at St Andrews. Roy Keane makes four changes to his Sunderland side that drew 1-1 with Villa with Craig Gordon, Grant Leadbitter and forwards Michael Chopra and Andy Cole coming in. Making way are Darren Ward, Dickson Etuhu, Anthony Stokes and Ross Wallace.
1445: TEAM NEWS Aston Villa v Man City
Aston Villa boss Martin O'Neill hands Shaun Maloney only his second league start of the season in place of Craig Gardner in the only change to the side that drew with Sunderland last week. Manchester City boss Sven-Goran Eriksson drops Javier Garrido, Vedran Corluka and the injured Michael Johnson from the side that lost to Tottenham in the Carling Cup in midweek, with Michael Ball, Nedum Onuoha and Gelson Fernandes drafted in.
1443: TEAM NEWS Fulham v Wigan
Fulham caretaker boss Ray Lewington drops leading scorer David Healy to the bench in his first match in charge, with Diomansy Kamara coming in, while Paul Konchesky is also recalled to the starting XI. Steve Bruce is unable to name Emile Heskey in his Wigan side because of an ankle injury, Julius Aghahowa is the only change to the side that beat Blackburn 5-3 last week.
1441: TEAM NEWS Liverpool v Portsmouth
Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez brings back skipper Steven Gerrard after illness, but Peter Crouch is banned after his already-infamous red-card challenge on Chelsea's Jon Mikel Obi in the midweek Carling Cup quarter-final. Portsmouth make one change from the side that lost to Tottenham last weekend, with Hermann Hreidarsson replacing Noe Pamarot at left-back.
1437: FULL-TIME Arsenal 2-1 Tottenham
The second half makes up for the forgettable opening 45. Nicklas Bendtner's header means Arsenal are unbeaten against their north London neighbours in 20 matches. Spurs will look back at Robbie Keane's missed penalty at 1-1.
1435: We'll have three minutes of added time.
1432: I'm enjoying Adel Taarabt's performance so far. As he drives on from midfield, the winger performs a completely unnecessary stepover before laying the ball off for his team-mate.
1430: "That would have been a penalty if they hadn't already received one."
WillParishLFC on 606
1428: Spurs sub Adel Taarabt shows some nice tricks on the left, nutmegging Bacary Sagna before chasing the ball into the box. The Frenchman is upended by Sagna. No penalty - but replays show it was a decent shout.
1426: Arsene Wenger looks to strengthen his midfield by bringing Gilberto on for Alex Hleb.
1425: "Almunia for England and Bendtner for a knighthood! I just spent the whole night with my ex-girlfriend and I needed something to cheer me up, only thing that can widen my grin now is a third."
royalarsenaltilidie on 606
1424: Tottenham boss Juande Ramos makes his final change, with Adel Taarabt replacing Lee Young-Pyo.
1419: GOAL Arsenal 2-1 Tottenham
Unbe-ruddy-lievable. Substitute Nicklas Bendtner is on the pitch for about 10 seconds before he scores. Tottenham leave the Dane completely unmarked as he runs from the edge of the area to head home Cesc Fabregas's corner.
1418: Arsenal make their first change with Nicklas Bendtner replacing Emmanuel Eboue. Tottenham bring on Jermain Defoe for Robbie Keane.
1416: PENALTY SAVE
Kolo Toure dives in to take away Dimitar Berbatov's standing leg and Rob Styles points straight to the spot. Robbie Keane's penalty is too soft though and Manuel Alumunia saves. A let-off the Gunners - who look rattled.
1415: Penalty to Tottenham.
1414: "That was really class from Berbatov."
TheTruthabtFooty on 606
1410: GOAL Arsenal 1-1 Tottenham
Robbie Keane gets to the byeline and backheels brilliantly for Dimitar Berbatov to finish - via a slight deflection - from a very tight angle. This game's come alive.
1409: So unlucky for Tottenham. Aaron Lennon cuts inside Gael Clichy - at last - and clips a beautiful ball to the far post where an unmarked Robbie Keane smacks it against the crossbar.
1404: Kevin-Prince Boateng goes through the back of Alex Hleb and gets the inevitable yellow card - and that's his last action of the game as he is replaced by Tom Huddlestone. A wry smile from the German midfielder.
1402: Tottenham midfielder Jamie O'Hara appears to be struggling with cramp but he's on his feet again and he'll carry on for now.
1357: Cesc Fabregas is starting to exert his influence on this game now and Arsenal continue to look threatening.
1352: GOAL Arsenal 1-0 Tottenham
Arsenal suddenly come alive - and how... Cesc Fabregas plays the ball to Tomas Rosicky and drives into the box to collect the return. The Spaniard delivers a delicious backheel for Emmanuel Adebayor, who shoots into the far corner. A brilliant goal.
1349: Away we go. No changes from either manager at half-time.
1348: The players emerge after the half-time team-talks. Rob Styles and Dimitar Berbatov are having a chuckle about something. Lovely.
1344: Jamie O'Hara, making his full league debut for Spurs today, is your man of the first half. The 21-year-old is on 7.34 on BBC Sport's interactive player rater. No Arsenal player has more than 7.
1341: "I'm happy with 22 sheep in a paddock, I thought Spurs were going to be 11 lambs to the slaughter."
Swampy, Peterborough, via text on 81111
1337: "This is supposed to be a derby, not 22 sheep in a paddock!
harshvg on 606
1333: HALF-TIME Arsenal 0-0 Tottenham
A strangely timid first half comes to an end. Tottenham will be happy though, I would think.
1333: Arsenal clear a corner and look to break quickly but Tottenham midfielder Jamie O'Hara is in with a beautifully-timed tackle on Emmanuel Adebayor. It's been a good first-half for the 21-year-old.
1330: Spurs keeper Paul Robinson goes for glory with a theatrical dive to push away Kolo Toure's header from a Cesc Fabregas corner. Good save though.
1329: "As far as I'm concerned, nothing happening is good for Spurs."
Angry Gas Man, via text on 81111
1326: Nice move from Tottenham as Aaron Lennon sets up Kevin-Prince Boateng on the edge of the area but the midfielder's lofted shot goes narrowly over.
1324: William Gallas catches Dimitar Berbatov and boy, is he upset when ref Rob Styles awards the free-kick. He's incandescent when he gets a yellow for his troubles. Berbatov's low free-kick is easily held by Manuel Almunia.
1321: You may as well go and pop the kettle on or something. I'll give you a shout if anything happens. Cesc Fabregas overhits a pass by approximately a mile and the ball goes straight out of play.
1318: "It's been a very disappointing performance by Aaron Lennon so far. Every time he is fed the ball on the right, he tries to go round the outside of Gael Clichy. Clichy has read it every time."
BBC Radio 5 Live analyst Graham Taylor
1315: "Is it me or does it not feel that this game is a derby?"
q on 606
1314: I might go back to going on about Christmas birthdays if this carries on. It's tame old stuff at the moment.
1309: "I think Tottenham have done well but Arsenal's play in the attacking third has been poor. Their ball retention isn't as good as normal."
BBC Radio 5 Live analyst Graham Taylor
1305: No tasty tackles yet. In fact, you'd never guess these two were fierce rivals. It's all very pleasant.
1303: Robbie Keane gives full debutant Jamie O'Hara the thumbs-up after a decent pass, which is marginally too long.
1301: Arsenal continue to enjoy most of the possession but the Spurs defence is coping well for the moment.
1255: Tottenham put together their first attack of note with Steed Malbranque finding Aaron Lennon in space on the right. Bacary Sagna heads away the winger's dangerous cross with Robbie Keane waiting to pounce.
1253: This is a bright start from the home side. Pascal Chimbonda, playing in central defence today, is forced to concede a corner but Emmanuel Adebayor's header lacks power and direction.
1250: Emmanuel Eboue, fresh from being stretchered off against Chelsea last week, stumbles under a challenge from Kevin-Prince Boateng but Cesc Fabregas' free-kick is cleared by the Spurs defence.
1248: Emmanuel Adebayor's beautifully chipped pass finds Mathieu Flamini in the penalty area and his hooked shot ruffles the net - the wrong side but a scary moment for Spurs fans.
1247: Referee Rob Styles blows his whistle and the 142nd north London derby is up and away.
1244: Spurs defender Pascal Chimbonda touches fists with Emmanuel Eboue in the tunnel before the teams run out onto the pitch. Not long to go now...
1241: "Spurs to upset the odds and grab a late winner today against Arsenal! Merry Christmas Sarah! I love you!"
Dean in Sandy, via text on 81111
1239: They're playing Neil Diamond's 'Sweet Caroline' at the Emirates. I like to think it's in my honour.
1237: The Emirates Stadium is slowly filling up although news of traffic problems on the Holloway Road means some people will be scrambling to get there for the kick-off.
1235: "Technically Jesus wasn't born on 25 December, it was more like late September (29th-ish) in the year 5BC. Christmas always was a Pagan holiday hijacked by the Christians with an arbitary date set as 25 December."
Chris in Cambridge, via text on 81111
1229: The birthdays on Christmas Day thing is getting out of hand now. I blame myself. Let's add Alastair Cook, Marcus Trescothick, Simon Jones, Shane McGowan and Sir Isaac Newton to the party and be done with it.
1226: FULL TEAMS
Arsenal: Almunia, Sagna, Toure, Gallas, Clichy, Eboue, Fabregas, Flamini, Rosicky, Hleb, Adebayor. Subs: Lehmann, Senderos, Eduardo, Silva, Bendtner.
Tottenham: Robinson, Tainio, Chimbonda, Kaboul, Lee, Lennon, O'Hara, Boateng, Malbranque, Berbatov, Keane. Subs: Cerny, Defoe, Taarabt, Huddlestone, Archibald-Henville.
1220: Back to football... Juande Ramos is of course unbeaten as Tottenham manager against Arsenal but he has tasted defeat against the Gunners this season. His Sevilla side were beaten 3-0 at the Emirates Stadium on 19 September.
1218: "Dido (remember her?) and Humphrey Bogart were also born on Christmas Day."
WillParishLFC on 606
What a joint birthday party this could be. Chris Kamara, Dido, Gary McAllister, Annie Lennox, Mr Cheese and Sunil from Bedford.
1212: Yes, yes, Jesus was born on Christmas Day as well. Didn't get double presents did he though? Not like my old Dad...
1210: "Gary McAllister and Annie Lennox were also born on Christmas Day."
Craig, Coventry, via text on 81111
1205: TEAM NEWS
Arsenal are unchanged from the team that beat Chelsea but Robin van Persie is not on the bench because of a slight injury. Tottenham give a first start to midfielder Jamie O'Hara, while Teemu Tainio is also in with Jermain Defoe on the bench. Pascal Chimbonda plays in central defence.
1203: runoutofusernames on 606 points out that Chris Kamara was born on Christmas Day. So was Sunil from Bedford (see 1149). And so was my Dad. Happy Birthday Mr Cheese (does this count as a birthday card?). Anyone else?
1201: "Arsenal to beat Spurs 4-1, Pompey to nick a point at Anfield later! Happy Christmas everybody."
Dave, Portsmouth, via text on 81111
(Happy Christmas Dave!)
1157: I know what you're all thinking... What's Lawro's prediction? 2-1 to Arsenal he says. I think it'll be 2-2 - but then I love goals. What do you reckon?
1149: "Arsenal to win the derby 2-0. Oh and Theo Walcott has man-flu! Can you mention my birthday in three days time? Yes it's on Christmas Day!"
Sunil, Bedford, via text on 81111
1144: "I care Caroline, I was sensible and have already done my shopping. A Spurs win wouldn't go amiss however."
RedDevil 16 (Champions) on 606
1138: I have never seen 606 as quiet as it is this morning. Is everyone Christmas shopping? Does nobody care about football anymore???
1133: One Arsenal forward the Spurs defence won't have to worry about later is Theo Walcott. The poor lamb has been laid low by flu. Although I bet you it's just a heavy cold.
1130: A north London derby! A relegation six-pointer! And, er, some other games! Blimey, it's like Christmas has come early...