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Everton 2-3 Aston Villa
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By Caroline Cheese

1810: I'm not sure I will recover from that finish at Goodison Park. Ever. You'd be a fool to miss the highlights on MOTD2 at 2205 GMT on BBC2. Bye for now.

1807: Spoony's taking the calls on 5 Live's 606 at the moment - which will also feature David Moyes' post-match reaction, which should be fun. Everton conceded two goals straight from the kick-off, and another from Phil Jagielka's shameful back-pass.

1806: "Speechless."
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1805: What does Danny the Stat make of it all? Here's what: "Hello. At times like this I wish - really, really wish - you could rate the dramatic-ness of a game's finale. Oooh, I'd give it a 10 I would. Anyway, among the players Ashley "drama" Young is leading the way with a piledriving 8.17. Steve Sidwell's next on 7.40. I'd strongly urge you to get involved."
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1803: Villa's win moves them up to fifth, two points clear of Hull. Everton, who still have only one home win this season, slip back to eighth behind Portsmouth.

1801: "Ashley Young simply must be in the first 11 for England now, he is just sensational!"
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1758: Football eh? Steve Sidwell puts Villa ahead after 30 seconds, Ashley Young scores the winner 30 seconds from the end of added time. A scarcely believable finish as Everton pay a heavy, heavy price for switching off after Joleon Lescott's equaliser.

1755: FULL-TIME Everton 2-3 Aston Villa

1754: GOAL Everton 2-3 Aston Villa
Unbelievable. Mikel Arteta loses the ball in midfield and Gabby Agbonlahor plays in Ashley Young. The winger turns hero-turned-zero Joleon Lescott inside out and slots in the most dramatic of late winners.

1753: GOAL Everton 2-2 Aston Villa
What a finish! Phil Jagielka heads Leon Osman's cross back into the mixer and Tim Cahill nods it on for Joleon Lescott to hook in a brilliant volley.

1752: Brad Friedel flaps at a Mikel Arteta floated cross. From the corner, Joseph Yobo heads wide from the penalty spot.

1751: Three minutes of added time. Kitchen sink time for Everton.

1749: Everton are piling on the pressure, but Martin Laursen seems to be getting his head to everything.

1747: Leighton Baines is the next man on for Everton, replacing Victor Anichebe. Phil Jagielka will play up front for the last four minutes.

1747: "Did I miss something? Did Gabby Agbonlahor come off at half-time?"
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He's isolated. Barely had a touch of the ball

1745: Phil Neville - who did pick up an injury a few moments ago - is off, and on comes Andy van der Meyde for his first Everton appearance since 28 April 2007. That's how bad Everton's injury crisis is.

1744: Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini - already on a booking - is on his final warning after the latest in a string of fouls.

1741: Or maybe Everton have got a matchwinner. Andy van der Meyde is preparing to come on...

1740: Ironic cheers for Phil Jagielka as he accurately heads back to his own keeper. That's not nice is it fellas?

1737: With Everton camped in Villa's half, the ball suddenly breaks loose for Ashley Young. The winger skips to the edge of the box but then attempts to cut back inside Joseph Yobo - and can't.

1735: A little over 15 minutes and David Moyes might be thinking about substitutions... but who? His bench is not exactly bursting with match-winners.

1731: Everton dominating possession now, as Aston Villa sit back on their lead. Joleon Lescott delivers a dangerous cross from the left but Villa skipper Martin Laursen wins the header in the box.

1728: "If this game was being played anywhere else in Europe there would've been eight red cards each by now!"
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1725: "Apart from the free-kick for the goal, Mikel Arteta's delivery from set-pieces has been very poor."
BBC 5 Live analyst Pat Nevin

1723: Victor Anichebe is on to a ball over the top, but Curtis Davies is playing close attention. The Villa defender hooks clear - the ball clipping his hand on the way through, but only the Everton fans seem to spot it and Villa survive.

1718: I don't even know what Phil Jagielka was trying to achieve there. He wasn't in any hurry and the ball went nowhere near another Everton player. Bizarre.

1715: GOAL Everton 1-2 Aston Villa
Phil Jagielka has a moment of complete and utter madness, passing the ball beautifully into Ashley Young's path. The winger coolly beats keeper Tim Howard with his right foot. An absolute horror show from Jagielka, who I'm sure I saw being tipped for an England call-up recently.

1712: "Re 1655: All teams have now surpassed Derby's total of 11 from last season."
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1707: How did that not go in? Marouane Fellaini is virtually under the cross bar as he rises to meet a corner - but his effort comes off Brad Friedel's outstretched arm and onto the bar. Not sure Friedel knew too much about that. All Everton in the early stages...

1706: Off we go again at Goodison Park.

1705: "Re 1647: I used to play Sunday League football against Steve Sidwell when we were kids, he played for Colliers Wood FC and his nickname was 'Psycho Sid'. He was always the best player on the pitch when we played them - he kicked the ball in my face in the County Cup Final and made my mouth bleed. I cried."
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1701: Two goals in this second half at Everton would be a huge boost to my sweepstake hopes. Just two, it's all I ask.

1659: Both Portsmouth and West Brom earn very average scores from Player Rater users for their efforts in an entertaining match at the Hawthorns. Jermain Defoe has his nose in front on 7.03. Change it, if you dare.
West Brom v Portsmouth Player Rater

1655: West Brom stay bottom. They end a run of four defeats - but that's still two points from a possible 27 for Tony Mowbray's men. Portsmouth go seventh - for now.

1654: FULL-TIME West Brom 1-1 Portsmouth

1650: Portsmouth bring on ex Baggies striker Kanu for Peter Crouch. Kanu scored the winner in the FA Cup semi-final between these two teams last season.

1649: Four minutes of added time at the Hawthorns.

1648: HALF-TIME Everton 1-1 Aston Villa

1648: Frantic end to proceedings at the Hawthorns. Could go either way.

1647: "Re 1607: I met Steve Sidwell in McDonalds after a Reading match. His burger of choice is a Big Mac. That is all!"
Anon via text on 81111
I feel we're really getting to grips with Sidwell now

1645: Roman Bednar collects the ball in space on the left of the penalty for West Brom but it gets stuck under his feet and the Pompey defence recovers.

1643: Carlos Cuellar has to head Marouane Fellaini's looping header off the line. Aston Villa hanging on a bit now with half-time approaching.

1641: Ooh. Scott Carson can thank his lucky stars. The Baggies and England keeper allows Glen Johnson's cross through his hands but recovers to scramble the ball off the goalline. Don't think it went over - but it was perilously close.

1640: Gareth Barry is in a spot of bother for having a go at ref Martin Atkinson after failing to win a free-kick. Atkinson lets him off with a stern talking-to. Some tasty challenges flying in in this match.

1638: Portsmouth have a promising free kick about 25 yards out, but Niko Kranjcar can't beat the wall. Ten minutes remaining at the Hawthorns.

1637: Luke Young smacks his clearance straight at Leon Osman, allowing the Everton man a free run down the right but his cross is just too far away from Victor Anichebe. This is an impressive response from Everton after that early stunner by Steve Sidwell.

1635: Ishmael Miller comes off worse in a collision with Pompey keeper David James and has to be stretchered off. Luke Moore is the replacement.

1632: Glen Johnson cuts in from the right and plays a neat one-two with Jermain Defoe but, from just six yards out, shoots high into the stands.

1631: GOAL Everton 1-1 Aston Villa
Carlos Cuellar gives away a silly free-kick for pulling down Tim Cahill as they challenge for an aerial ball. Mikel Arteta takes the kick from the left, Leon Osman flicks on and Joleon Lescott can't miss from right in front of goal.

1628: The Everton fans are up in arms as James Milner and Victor Anichebe collide in the area. Milner claims he got the ball, but there is a suspicion he might have pushed Anichebe's foot onto the ball. Would have been a bit of a harsh call I think.

1626: Tim Cahill is suddenly onto Leon Osman's header over the top, but Villa keeper Brad Friedel is equal to the midfielder's well-struck effort. Friedel then catches Marouane Fellaini's rather weak header, which proves my point (1622).

1625: David James saves with his legs from Ishmael Miller's low shot, then the striker is only inches away from finishing a low cross.

1622: Everton settling down now after that early shock. Got to worry about their forward line though. Marouane Fellaini's hair gets more ridiculous by the week. Surely that diminishes the power in his headers?

1617: GOAL West Brom 1-1 Portsmouth
Looks like a half-time rocket from Tony Adams has done the trick. Peter Crouch's shot from just outside the box comes off the Baggies defender and creeps under the bar.

1615: Those of you wondering which was the quickest goal ever in the Premier League. It was Ledley King v Bradford after 10 seconds. The eighth anniversary of that goal is on Tuesday, fact fans.

1611: We have Steve Sidwell's goal timed at 31 seconds, making it the quickest in the Prem this season.

1607: Nice way for Steve Sidwell to celebrate the birth of his second child earlier this week. Sidwell, incidentally, has his wedding vows tattooed on his back. Er, that's all I know.

1606: The second half at the Hawthorns is under way and Portsmouth almost level but Jermain Defoe's ball across the box is just behind strike partner Peter Crouch.

1602: GOAL Everton 0-1 Aston Villa
Quiet start to this game... oh hang on. Ashley Young passes the ball inside to James Milner, who lays it back to Steve Sidwell who hammers a rasping shot past keeper Tim Howard from just outside the area. Fabulous goal.

1601: We're under way at the 187th meeting between Everton and Aston Villa. This is the most-played fixture in the English top-flight you know.

1556: News from the SPL where Celtic's 12-match winning run has come to an end with a 2-0 defeat by Hibs. The first goal was down to an absolute howler by Celtic keeper Artur Boruc, allowing a shot from the centre circle under his body. Remarkable.
Report - Hibernian 2-0 Celtic

1552: Every wondered what Thierry Henry would look like were he to defy science and fall pregnant? I recommend a look at BBC Sport's European round-up...
European football round-up

1550: "Portsmouth seem to be suffering a hangover from midweek. They haven't been at the races in the first half. I'm sure the coaching staff will be having a word with a few of them."
BBC 5 Live analyst Tim Flowers

1548: HALF-TIME West Brom 1-0 Portsmouth

1547: The team news for our 1600 GMT kick-off is simple enough: Everton make one change from the side that beat Tottenham last time out, bringing in Victor Anichebe for Yakubu. Aston Villa are unchanged from the team that drew 0-0 with Fulham last weekend.

1546: "Re 1442: Can you dream of Albion winning the title next year?"
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1546: As it stands, Blackburn are bottom of the Premier League.

1545: Another West Brom free-kick causes havoc in the Pompey defence, but they escape this time as one of the attackers is offside.

1543: "My dream came true (see 1442 entry)... anyone want the lotto numbers?"
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1540: GOAL West Brom 1-0 Portsmouth
West Brom win a slightly fortuitous free-kick for Sol Campbell's challenge on Ishmael Miller - and take full advantage. Chris Brunt's ferocious effort comes back off David James' left-hand post and Jonathan Greening is quickest to react, tapping in the rebound. Pompey think he was offside - but he wasn't.

1538: "As a neutral I've been really impressed with some of West Brom's football during this game. They pass and move and they have great skill on the ball. If they bought a decent target man during the transfer window, I don't see how they can possibly avoid staying up."
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1536: "You just know we will continue to dominate before being hit by the inevitable sucker punch."
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1535: A couple of hefty midfield challenges by West Brom get the home crowd going.

1529: "Everton to be saved by a Van Der Meyde screamer!! Get well soon Yak!!"
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1526: What a goal... that would have been. The Baggies break quickly and Ishmael Miller passes first time to Chris Brunt. His clipped shot seems to take an age to skim narrowly past the post. Agony for the home fans.

1524: James Morrison advances down the right-hand channel and fizzes a shot across goal from the edge of the box. West Brom looking slightly better going forward - but they can't put the finishing touch on their good work. Same old, same old then.

1522: Jermain Defoe and Baggies defender Jonas Olsson have fallen out about something. Defoe giving away about a foot there so I wouldn't fancy his chances.

1518: James Morrison is off balance as he reaches for a header at the far post and his effort loops into David James' arms. Lively little number this game...

1516: Abdoulaye Meite wriggles free in the box and has a free header - which flies wide from some way out.

1513: TEAMS Everton v Aston Villa
Everton: Howard, Neville, Yobo, Jagielka, Lescott, Osman, Fellaini, Arteta, Pienaar, Cahill, Anichebe. Subs: Nash, Baines, Van der Meyde, Castillo, Jutkiewicz, Gosling, Kissock.
Aston Villa: Friedel, Cuellar, Laursen, Davies, Luke Young, Sidwell, Petrov, Barry, Milner, Agbonlahor, Ashley Young. Subs: Guzan, Harewood, Delfouneso, Knight, Reo-Coker, Shorey, Gardner.

1512: Nice work from Portsmouth full-back Nadir Belhadj on the left, giving and going before seeing his cross deflected behind.

1510: Glen Johnson is hobbling after being hurt in a challenge - and West Brom look to take advantage, Jonathan Greening swinging over a dangerous cross from the left to earn a corner. Pompey survive - but don't look especially convincing in defence.

1508: Robert Koren is the latest to have a pop from distance and his shot smacks into Sean Davis's behind. Nasty. At Carrow Road, Norwich wrap up a 2-0 win over arch rivals Ipswich.

1504: Chris Brunt tries a shot from about 40 yards, and there is a defender right in front of him. That is the very definition of optimistic.

1502: Ref Mike Dean gets us under way.

1500: "Could not make it up the Hawthorns today. Too much revision for exams to do! I will be awaiting your updates with anticipation to see if we can get off the bottom of the table."
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1458: Here they come then, Portsmouth led out by Sol Campbell, who had a bit of nightmare on his return to the side against Wolfsburg on Thursday. Interesting to see how he gets on today.

1455: Norwich are now 2-0 up, boosting Cheesy's chances of a magnificent sweepstake victory later on today.

1452: "Looking into my crystal ball... West Brom 2-0 Portsmouth (Greening 62', Morrison 81') Everton 1-1 Aston Villa (Agbonlahor 49', Cahill 85')"
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1448: Incidentally, with 15 minutes remaining, Norwich are leading the East Anglian derby against Ipswich 1-0 thanks to a Lee Croft crackerjack. Just thought you might want to know, that's all.
Live text - Norwich v Ipswich

1445: "I worry about my Baggies today. Our defence is notoriously bad defending set-pieces, they have a 6' 7" striker. Like all the best algebraic equations that equals trouble!!! That and we cant score for toffee."
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1442: "I had a dream last night that Jonathan Greening scored. Don't know why I was dreaming of West Brom, seeing as I'm a Liverpool fan."
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1439: The full team news is as follows: West Brom boss Tony Mowbray keeps faith with the side which lost at Wigan last weekend as his team go in search of a first win since 4 October. Portsmouth make three changes after their defeat to Wolfsburg in midweek with Noe Pamarot, Papa Bouba Diop and Peter Crouch all starting.

1436: Back to football, West Brom can climb off the bottom with victory over Portsmouth, who went out of the Uefa Cup in midweek and now learn they are up for sale. Pompey have conceded nine goals in four games. The Baggies, though, have managed a paltry 11 league goals all season.

1434: "Re 1423: that woman who potters about at Twiggy's is Claude Makelele's wife/girlfriend. She is three and a half foot taller than him."
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1429: TEAMS West Brom v Portsmouth
West Brom: Carson, Zuiverloon, Meite, Olsson, Robinson, Morrison, Borja Valero, Greening, Koren, Brunt, Miller. Subs: Kiely, Cech, Barnett, Bednar, Kim, Moore, Filipe Teixeira.
Portsmouth: James, Johnson, Campbell, Distin, Pamarot, Davis, Diop, Belhadj, Kranjcar, Defoe, Crouch. Subs: Ashdown, Hreidarsson, Nugent, Mvuemba, Little, Kanu, Wilson.

1426: "Re 1417: Definitely the Redknapps. Louise is a babe and they have a wii!"
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Other game consoles are available

1423: "Re 1417: Is that woman gonna be pottering about in her underwear at Twiggy's? If so, there."
Silky J, Liverpool, via text on 81111
Something for everyone at Twiggy's I would have thought. Take That, Myleene Klass...

1417: Obviously plenty of burning football issues around today: the booing of Eboue, the futures of Robbie Keane, Paul Ince, Mark Hughes etc etc. So today's big question is this: in light of the current bunch of similarly-themed adverts, who would you rather spend Christmas with, the Redknapps, the Keatings, or Take That 'n' Twiggy?

1414: "With Everton having no strikers; it's time for Cahill to step up. By his high standards, he's been pretty poor so far this season (maybe he's not over his injury), but today, I think he'll shine. 2-1 Blues, Cahill with both."
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1410: "Re 1400: Forget millions of pounds to buy Portsmouth. I've got two quid in my pocket and apparently that can get me Honda and Woolies together. Who said you can't get much for a pound nowadays?"
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1407: Good tales in the papers this morning. Spurs are planning a 5m bid for Robbie Keane in January, having sold him to Liverpool for 20 mill in the summer. But best of all, Sunderland's American shareholder Ellis Short apparently told Roy Keane: "Where I come from, losers lose their jobs." But he didn't tell him directly. Oh no. He asked Niall Quinn to pass on the message. How about that for a hot potato?

1400: Stuck for what to give your loved-one for Christmas? Can't face the annual scramble at the shops? Why not stick a bid in for Portsmouth Football Club? (Providing you have many million pounds to spare... in which case you probably don't spend your Sundays following football via live text commentary. You're probably on an idyllic beach somewhere sipping a fancy cocktail. Grrrr.)
Gaydamak ready to sell Portsmouth

Premier League table
Sunday, 3 November 2013 17:56 UK
    P GD PTS
1 Arsenal 10 13 25
2 Chelsea 10 8 20
3 Liverpool 10 7 20
4 Tottenham 10 4 20

5 Man City 10 17 19

6 Southampton 10 7 19
7 Everton 10 4 19
8 Man Utd 10 4 17
9 Newcastle 10 -2 14
10 Hull City 10 -2 14
11 West Brom 10 0 13
12 Cardiff 10 -4 12
13 Swansea 10 0 11
14 Aston Villa 10 -3 11
15 West Ham 10 0 10
16 Fulham 10 -5 10
17 Stoke 10 -4 9

18 Norwich 10 -14 8
19 Sunderland 10 -15 4
20 Crystal Palace 10 -15 3

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