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Premier League as it happened

RESULTS
Chelsea 4-3 Bolton
Liverpool 4-0 Blackburn
Middlesbrough 3-1 Hull
Portsmouth 2-2 West Brom
Stoke 1-1 Newcastle
Sunderland 1-2 Man Utd
Tottenham 1-0 West Ham
Wigan 1-4 Arsenal

GOALFLASHES AND MAJOR INCIDENTS (all times BST)

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By Caroline Cheese

1941: And before you go out, give Greenie a call on 606 , the audio version, on BBC 5 Live . I shall see you tomorrow for more of the same I hope...

1936: You may be going out tonight. It is Saturday after all. But for goodness sake, make sure you're back on your sofa by 2230 BST for Match of the Day on BBC One (and streamed online for UK users). Alternatively, get up early on Sunday for the 0835 BST repeat. Or record it. You could do that.

1931: Stoke, who had chances to extend their lead at 1-0, are six points above the drop zone and edging towards safety.

BBC Sport's Phil McNulty at the Britannia Stadium: "Applause all around the Britannia Stadium at the end of a rumbustious, deafening occasion. Stoke's fans clearly believe another point on the board sees them edge towards Premier League safety. Alan Shearer applauds Newcastle's fans as he goes off - a point is not perfect, but is better than they looked they were going to get for a long time."

1927: Newcastle may still be in the relegation zone but that's a very good point at fortress Britannia. They move above Middlesbrough into 18th on goal difference, two points from safety. Three home games against Portsmouth, Boro and Fulham may well decide their fate.

1927: FULL-TIME Stoke 1-1 Newcastle

1926: And now a corner for the hosts... Andy Carroll heads Liam Lawrence's delivery clear.

1924: Throw-in for Stoke after good work by Ricardo Fuller. Rory Delap gives the ball a quick polish before launching it into the box. It is half-cleared to Glenn Whelan, who swings a boot at it but sees his half-volley go miles over.

1922: Lordy. Five minutes of added time to be played.

1921: Nervy times for Newcastle fans as Stoke win a corner in the final minute of normal time. Abdoulaye Faye wins the header, but it goes wide - and he was pushing anyway.

1920: After a spell of treatment for Damien Duff, Ryan Taylor takes the free-kick but floats it straight into the arms of Thomas Sorensen. Poor.

1919: Three minutes until the 90 and Liam Lawrence picks up a booking for diving in on Damien Duff.

1916: And now Danny Pugh drags a shot just wide of Steve Harper's left-hand post.

1915: Hold on though. Stoke have a throw-in and Steve Harper punches straight into the path of Glenn Whelan, whose drive is well-hit but blocked.

BBC 5 Live analyst Paul Jewell: "As we always say, goals change games. The spring is in Newcastle's step now. If you had to call a winner now, you might say Newcastle."

1913: Andy Carroll has another header in front of goal but this time Thomas Sorensen collects.

1912: GOAL Stoke 1-1 Newcastle
Newcastle go all Stoke on us. Ryan Taylor's long throw-in is cleared only to Damien Duff who lifts the ball back in for substitute Andy Carroll to head in a magnificent equaliser for Newcastle. Great header.

1912: Danny Pugh replaces Matthew Etherington for Stoke shortly before Newcastle have a free-kick - which doesn't get past the first man.

BBC Sport's Phil McNulty at the Britannia Stadium: "Newcastle are actually spending some time in Stoke's half now, bringing Alan Shearer out beyond his own technical area and even into Stoke boss Tony Pulis' territory as he desperately calls for a response from his team. Tension is mounting here as both sets of fans start watching the clock ticking down."

1908: Damien Duff finds Michael Owen in the box, but there's no getting past Abdoulaye Faye. Newcastle get the ball back into the box but Andy Carroll heads wide at the far post. That's the closest they've come.

1907: Ryan Taylor will have some bruises in the morning. The Newcastle defender is left on the floor by Ricardo Fuller, who picks up the fifth yellow card of the game.

1904: James Beattie looks a tad surprised as his number comes up. The bandaged striker gets a standing ovation as he is replaced by Richard Cresswell.

From Paul, Manchester, via text on 81111: "Another clean sweep for the 'big four' makes it played 109 against the rest of the league, won 72, drawn 28, lost 9. Two out of every three ends in a 'big four ' win - remember that when you're off to the bookies!."
No idea if this is correct, but top marks for effort.

1901: After another spell of Newcastle pressure, Stoke break quickly through Ricardo Fuller. He plays a perfect ball for Glenn Whelan, but his shot goes just wide. Newcastle's second change sees Andy Carroll replace Shola Ameobi.

1857: Newcastle starting to look slightly threatening now, Shola Ameobi heading a yard over.

1854: Alan Shearer makes his first change. Danny Guthrie - who was earlier clattered by Andy Wilkinson - makes way for Jonas Gutierrez.

BBC 5 Live analyst Paul Jewell: "This noise is unbelievable. It's like a cup tie."

1850: Andy Wilkinson needs to watch himself. The Stoke defender is penalised by Chris Foy for a foul on Damian Duff out on the left, and he isn't happy. Wilkinson was sent off by Foy against Manchester United earlier this season...

BBC Sport's Phil McNulty at the Britannia Stadium: "Whatever Alan Shearer said at half-time, it has not had an instant effect on Newcastle as they are being run ragged by Stoke in front of an increasingly animated home crowd. Shearer is impassive as Iain Dowie and Chris Hughton talk tactics. One of those subs will be dragged off his exercise bike very shortly if this continues. Mayhem after a few tasty tackles. Technical area full of bodies, James Beattie getting bandaged up again - and, surprise surprise, crowd at fever pitch."

1845: Andy Wilkinson dives in at the feet of Danny Guthrie, leaving the Newcastle man in agony. The referee waves play-on, leaving Alan Shearer absolutely fuming. Play is eventually held up, whereupon playground scrapping breaks out all over the pitch. Wilkinson gets a yellow, Guthrie will be OK.

1844: Newcastle clear Rory Delap's throw-in only as far as Glenn Whelan, who beats the defender but shoots low into Steve Harper's arms.

From Willies via text on 81111 : "That was the most intense half time ever. I'm soaked in beer. Everyone was singing and jumping. Amazing passion from Stoke."

1840: From the free-kick, Abdoulaye Faye slides in at the far post but Ryan Taylor blocks on the line. Let-off for Newcastle.

1839: Ryan Taylor goes into the book for a foul on Matthew Etherington.

1837: Stoke on the attack immediately, Ricardo Fuller picking the ball up in space on the left. He is forced wide though and his shot is easily blocked by Steve Harper. He collects the rebound and crosses for Glenn Whelan but the header is booted off the line.

1836: Away we go.

1834: The Newcastle players are out early, a couple of minutes before their Stoke counterparts. Whatever Alan Shearer had to say, he clearly said it quickly.

From Sportsfan87 on 606: "Shearer really couldn't do any worse than the strikers on show for Newcastle, and he's been retired for three seasons."
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Chelsea boss Guus Hiddink on letting in three Bolton goals: "It was a wake-up call for us. We must not let it happen again. We got very sloppy and too relaxed and didn't win any duels defensively."

Man Utd boss Sir Alex Ferguson on Federico Macheda: "He has got something special about him, the boy. I haven't seen the goal, but one of the players said he actually tried it. He side-footed it as it came to him. It's that quick-thinking that goalscorers have got. He has just got that instinct."

Depleted Newcastle fan via text on 81111: "A 'soft' corner decision doesn't even cut it. It simply was not a corner. The amount of times I've texted in to you this season about shocking decisions against Newcastle. Sigh."
Not sure you meant depleted. But in your predicament, we'll forgive you.

BBC Sport's Phil McNulty at the Britannia Stadium: "Newcastle's substitutes are warming up on exercise bikes stationed near the dug-out - good idea because they are going to be needed on this evidence. Shearer's side have shown little in the way of attacking threat. Stoke have taken charge since the goal and there will have to be some straight talking in the Newcastle dressing room if an already grim situation is not about to get worse."

1819: Ryan Taylor and Habib Beye go to the linesman and referee to complain about the award of the corner that led to the Stoke goal. Predictable boos from the home support.

1819: HALF-TIME Stoke 1-0 Newcastle

1816: Drama. Newcastle keeper Steve Harper does well to keep out Ricardo Fuller's header but the Stoke man is on to the follow-up, Seb Bassong getting in the block. The home fans think it's handball, but it seems to hit his shoulder.

1813: Beattie follows Boro's Robert Huth (see 1546) into Terry Butcher-dom with a white bandage around his head. He'll have to change his shirt before he returns though.

1812: James Beattie has blood streaming down his face after being caught by Sebastien Bassong. The Newcastle defender gets a yellow card - which is a bit harsh if you ask me. It was accidental.

BBC Sport's Phil McNulty at the Britannia Stadium: "So much for Newcastle surviving the first half hour. Predictable pandemonium around the Britannia after a soft corner decision and an even softer goal from Newcastle's viewpoint. It was the sort of routine set-piece Shearer will have warned Newcastle to guard against - and yet Abdoulaye Faye was untouched as he headed in. 'You're getting sacked in the morning' is the chant aimed at Shearer from Stoke's supporters - that is surely beyond even Newcastle. Isn't it?"

1807: A win will put Stoke eight points clear of the relegation zone - and surely safe. Newcastle would stay three points from safety.

1804: GOAL Stoke 1-0 Newcastle
Newcastle are unlucky to give away a corner after Habib Beye challenges Ricardo Fuller. It should be a goal-kick but there are no excuses for the defending. It's absolutely awful. Liam Lawrence takes the corner and former Magpie Abdoulaye Faye is left on his own to head in from six yards. Shola Ameobi, standing in front of Faye, does not even jump.

BBC Sport's Phil McNulty at the Britannia Stadium: "We need a game to go with this atmosphere. Nothing in the way of genuine quality from either side, although Newcastle and boss Shearer will be pleased to have survived the first half-hour unscathed. Stoke's fans are still undaunted by the lack of action - noises levels remains at deafening."

1800: A missile is thrown onto the pitch, just missing poor old Ryan Taylor.

1758: Michael Owen drives in a cross from the right byeline but Ryan Taylor can't get his header on target under pressure from the defender.

BBC 5 Live's Ian Brown: "It's an interesting team selection by Alan Shearer with three centre-backs and Damien Duff as a wing-back. It leaves an onus on young David Edgar in the middle of the back three. He seems to be a lot of the organising."

1754: Only Michael Owen isn't in the Newcastle penalty area as Rory Delap flings a throw from the left. Kevin Nolan clears.

From gunner35 on 606: "I see there is absolutely no mention of the 18-game unbeaten run Arsenal are on, the longest for any team in the league this season and also the longest we have been on since the Invincibles season."
There is now

From anon via text on 81111: "Caroline! It's amazing. The atmosphere at Stoke. The whole city wants this. Stoke in the Premier League: it's got to be good for the league! I hope no one is flying overhead if we score! Come on Stoke!"
Enough. With the exclamation marks. Thanks.

BBC 5 Live analyst Paul Jewell: "Stoke play direct football better than any team in this league. Newcastle don't want to play like that. They have to be brave enough to pass the ball, make angles, and try to keep the crowd quiet. It's not easy."

1743: The Stoke fans - man of the match so far at the Britannia - give Rory Delap the big build-up as he takes a throw-in from the right. Newcastle survive.

BBC Sport's Phil McNulty at the Britannia Stadium: "Alan Shearer is gesturing frantically towards Newcastle's defenders to move up - he clearly does not want an aerial bombardment taking place on the edge of the area. Shearer's right-hand man Iain Dowie has already been enthusiastically applauding several clearing defensive headers - he knows they will be the order of the day today."

1739: Deafening booing and whistling from the home fans as Nicky Butt picks up the ball in front of his defence. It's not personal though. The entire Newcastle team are getting the same treatment.

1735: Early pressure from Stoke and Ryan Shawcross heads a corner narrowly wide.

1732: Right-back Ryan Taylor takes a knock in the face as he and James Beattie challenge for a high ball. Plenty more of that to come I would think.

1731: And they're off.

1728: TEAM NEWS Stoke v Newcastle
Newcastle boss Alan Shearer makes five changes. Sebastien Bassong returns from a groin injury to shore up the defence, while David Edgar, Damien Duff, Danny Guthrie and Shola Ameobi also come in. Peter Lovenkrands, Jose Enrique and Obafemi Martins are injured, while Fabricio Coloccini and Jonas Gutierrez are on the bench. Stoke are unchanged.

1726: TEAMS Stoke v Newcastle
Stoke: Sorensen, Wilkinson, Shawcross, Abdoulaye Faye, Higginbotham, Lawrence, Delap, Whelan, Etherington, Fuller, Beattie. Subs: Simonsen, Olofinjana, Cresswell, Pugh, Kelly, Tonge, Sonko.
Newcastle: Harper, Edgar, Bassong, Beye, Ryan Taylor, Guthrie, Nolan, Butt, Duff, Owen, Ameobi. Subs: Krul, Coloccini, Smith, Gutierrez, Geremi, Carroll, Ranger.

BBC Sport's Phil McNulty at the Britannia Stadium: "Great atmosphere inside a packed Britannia Stadium - no change there. Eminem blares out to build things up and Newcastle's fans give their team a deafening send-off as they return to the dressing room for Alan Shearer's final words. So much riding on this for both sides, but especially Newcastle in this hostile and intimidating territory."

Man Utd keeper Ben Foster on BBC 5 Live: "Sometimes you have to play ugly to win and that's what we did today."

1721: Newcastle boss Alan Shearer says he was planning to play Obafemi Martins against Stoke until the striker rang him this morning to say he had a groin strain. Hmmm.

From anon via text on 81111: "What chance does a club like ours, Wigan, have if the referees continuously bottle the big decisions? How Gibbs (see 1553) stayed on the pitch is a complete joke!"

From TC, returning to Pimlico, via text on 81111: "Just walking back from Stamford Bridge and feeling angry. Terry's programme notes warned against complacency, and what happened at 4-0? At least the starting line-up will be different on Tuesday from the unhinged rabble that finished this and Guus will have seen for himself that Deco is no Lampard. Lordy, he isn't even Deco any more."

1717: Finding Nemo or crucial relegation battle? Oh go on, I'm just kidding. I've seen Finding Nemo twice anyway.

RampagingAlbatross on 606: "As shaky as United look at the moment, their current run of form will end, and when it ends it will be with the cataclysmic destruction of whoever they're facing. That said, Gary Neville has absolutely had it and he needs to retire."
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BBC Sport's Phil McNulty at the Britannia Stadium: "Middlesbrough's win against Hull City has turned up the pressure another notch on Alan Shearer's Newcastle United to get a win here at the Britannia Stadium. The big surprise is the absence, even from the bench, of Obafemi Martins, who partnered Michael Owen in attack against Chelsea last week. Presumably injured? Quite a story if he isn't."

From James, Nottm, via text on 81111: "The last half hour has proved why the Premier League is the best league in the world by a country mile. Fact."

From Relieved gooner via text on 81111: "With a first-half performance like that you wonder why Arsenal aren't mid table. With a second-half performance like that it becomes obvious."

1706: Just the 28 goals so far today - and we've still got Stoke-Newcastle to look forward to. Be still my beating heart.

1703: Well, well, and indeed, well. Thanks to wonder-boy-super-sub Federico Macheda, Manchester United go a point clear at the top with a game in hand. Chelsea hold off a late Bolton charge to stay four points back. Middlesbrough's win over Hull means they are now just two points from safety.

1700: FULL-TIME Wigan 1-4 Arsenal

1658: They're still going at the JJB, although not many Wigan fans are still watching.

1656: FULL-TIME Middlesbrough 3-1 Hull

1656: FULL-TIME Chelsea 4-3 Bolton

1655: Bolton come so close to an equaliser. Gary Cahill's strike from the edge of the six-yard box goes inches wide in a frantic finish.

1655: GOAL Wigan 1-4 Arsenal
Alex Song skips through a demoralised Wigan defence before slotting past Chris Kirkland.

1655: FULL-TIME Tottenham 1-0 West Ham

1654: FULL-TIME Portsmouth 2-2 West Brom

1653: GOAL Wigan 1-3 Arsenal
Shambles. Jason Koumas passes the ball straight to Andrei Arshavin , who gleefully finishes low into the far corner.

1652: FULL-TIME Sunderland 1-2 Man Utd

1651: GOAL Middlesbrough 3-1 Hull
George Boateng is caught in possession by Jeremie Aliadiere and the Frenchman sets up Marlon King to put the seal on what could be a vital win for Boro. King scored a penalty when Hull beat Boro earlier this season.

1650: Gretar Steinsson clears off the line from Nicolas Anelka after an awful Andy O'Brien backpass. Four minutes of stoppage time at the Bridge.

1648: So nearly 2-0 to Spurs there but James Collins clears Robbie Keane's goalbound shot off the line for West Ham.

1648: Ricardo Gardner picks up the ball on the edge of the box but blazes his shot wide as Bolton look for the unlikeliest of points against Chelsea. Four minutes of added time at the Stadium of Light. Fergie will be fuming...

1645: I don't know where to look. Can Sunderland come back again? Can Bolton pull off a miracle? Will Boro hang on? What an incredible afternoon...

From Rob, via text on 81111: "I think I'm in love with a certain Mr Macheda."

From Chris, revising for exams at home, via text on 81111: "I'm never going for a shower in the middle of matchday again. 10 goals in 15 minutes. Wow."

1642: Boro go close as they look to close out their second win in 20 league games. Stewart Downing cuts inside but his shot is blocked at the near post by Hull keeper Matt Duke.

1641: Andrei Arshavin hits the post for Arsenal and Robin van Persie buries the follow-up - from an offside position.

1639: GOAL Chelsea 4-3 Bolton
What the...? Kevin Davies flicks on Jussi Jaskelainen's long kick and Matt Taylor heads in a third for the visitors. Note for Liverpool: Chelsea cannot defend long balls.

1635: GOAL Wigan 1-2 Arsenal
The Gunners turn it around. Cesc Fabregas bursts down the left and threads the ball through to substitute Mikael Silvestre who side-foots in from the six-yard line. Wenger's smiling again (almost).

1635: GOAL Chelsea 4-2 Bolton
Deep cross headed back across goal by Kevin Davies and Chris Basham 's prodded shot comes off the bar and over the line. That's his first senior goal. Strange times at the Bridge.

1633: GOAL Sunderland 1-2 Man Utd
Everything he touches... Michael Carrick's low shot is heading wide until Federico Macheda deflects it into the corner. Was that deliberate? Of course it was... Is it another crucial winner?

1632: Supersub Federico Macheda is on at the Stadium of Light. Dimitar Berbatov makes way.

1630: GOAL Chelsea 4-1 Bolton
Petr Cech comes to claim Ricardo Gardner's header into the box but Andy O'Brien challenges and the ball breaks kindly for him to finish from a difficult angle. His first league goal since September 2004.

1627: Cristiano Ronaldo comes on to replace Ji-Sung Park for Manchester United. Djibril Cisse goes close shortly after.

1625: GOAL Wigan 1-1 Arsenal
Theo Walcott smashes the ball into the top corner after good work by Andrei Arshavin. A little bit messy but a fine finish - it's Walcott's first goal since October.

1625: GOAL Tottenham 1-0 West Ham
It's been coming. Luka Modric plays a short pass to Darren Bent's replacement Roman Pavlyuchenko , who has his back to goal but turns James Collins and puts the ball low into the far corner, beyond Robert Green's right hand.

1624: GOAL Portsmouth 2-2 West Brom
Portsmouth equalise through Niko Kranjcar , who fires in a fantastic free-kick from 25 yards which gives West Brom keeper Scott Carson little time to react.

1624: GOAL Chelsea 4-0 Bolton
Bolton fails to clear a high free-kick and after a scramble, Didier Drogba is there to force the ball in from close range.

1621: GOAL Portsmouth 1-2 West Brom
Chris Brunt's free-kick deflects off the wall and completely deceives David James. Dream still alive for the Baggies.

1621: GOAL Chelsea 3-0 Bolton
Frank Lampard's cross clips Gretar Steinsson's arm and the England man dispatches the penalty.

1620: Penalty to Chelsea

1619: Rob Styles awards United a rather fortunate free-kick, despite Calum Davenport appearing to win the ball from Dimitar Berbatov. Craig Gordon gets fingertips to Carlos Tevez's effort but Styles doesn't give the corner. Justice of sorts.

1617: Manchester United up the tempo in response, and Paul Scholes flashes a shot wide from 25 yards.

From mexito on 606: "We haven't defended crosses all afternoon. I said earlier this would happen"
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From Dontforgetthetoffees via text on 81111: "Re 1600: what about Everton fans? Beating Villa tomorrow reverses things."
Indeed. Sorry.

1613: GOAL Sunderland 1-1 Man Utd
Teemu Tainio's cross evades the stretching arm of Ben Foster and comes to Kenwyne Jones , who heads it goalwards and then pokes in the ball just to be sure. Stadium of Light erupts. Incredible sound.

BBC Sport's David Garrido at White Hart Lane: "Really doesn't feel like a local derby at all. No real intensity at the Lane... but then, is that really surprising with both clubs safely in mid-table? We need a goal to set this one alight."

1609: GOAL Chelsea 2-0 Bolton
Frank Lampard's low free-kick from the right, Michael Ballack steps over it - or misses it depending on your point of view - and Didier Drogba smashes it in.

1607: GOAL Portsmouth 1-1 West Brom
Gianni Zuiverloon's ball into the area deflects off a Portsmouth player goalwards towards David James, who deems the ball as a backpass. His clearance falls to James Morrison whose shot is palmed away by James but only to Jonathan Greening ,who fires in the equaliser from six yards.

1607: Wayne Rooney blasts a right-foot shot just wide. A screamer.

1605: Tottenham make a half-time change, with Didier Zokora replacing Jermaine Jenas. At Chelsea, Andy O'Brien replaces the injured Danny Shittu for Bolton.

1604: Under way bright and early at the Stadium of Light. Still waiting elsewhere.

1600: Aston Villa fans should be enjoying this afternoon so far. Arsenal, losing 1-0 at Wigan, have a six-point lead in fourth but they still have to play Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester United. Villa face Everton tomorrow.

From gunner35 on 606: "We need to bubble wrap Kolo Toure now. If he gets injured, it's season over for us."
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1553: HALF-TIME Wigan 1-0 Arsenal

1553: Lucky boy. Kieran Gibbs makes a mess of his defensive header and Antonio Valencia threatens to break clear before being hauled down by the Arsenal teenager. Just a yellow card for Gibbs. Ben Watson hits the post with the free-kick.

1551: HALF-TIME Middlesbrough 2-1 Hull

1549: HALF-TIME Chelsea 1-0 Bolton

1548: HALF-TIME Tottenham 0-0 West Ham

1548: HALF-TIME Portsmouth 1-0 West Brom

1548: HALF-TIME Sunderland 0-1 Man Utd

1546: Boro defender Robert Huth has gone all Terry Butcher at the Riverside. He has a head wound bandaged up before returning to the pitch. Brave soldier.

1541: Oof. What a let-off for United. Carlos Edwards' cross is nearly turned into his own net by Nemanja Vidic. Sunderland pressing hard for an equaliser.

1541: GOAL Chelsea 1-0 Bolton
Michael Ballack , shortly after seeing a 25-yard shot fly just over, plays the ball out to Salomon Kalou on the right and the Germany midfielder slots in his first Chelsea goal since January from the cross.

1540: And now it's West Ham's turn to come close to opening the scoring against Tottenham. Twice in as many minutes, David di Michele has a decent crack at goal, the first saved by Heurelho Gomes, and the second put behind for a corner by Jonathan Woodgate's knee.

1540: Andy Reid gets the free-kick over the wall but it's narrowly wide.

1538: Kenwyne Jones' shot deflects into the path of Djibril Cisse, whose fierce effort is tipped over by Ben Foster. Good pressure from Sunderland. The ball comes back out to Teemu Tainio, whose piledriver clatters the arm of Wayne Rooney. Rooney booked for handball. Harsh.

1538: Problems mounting for Arsene Wenger. Five minutes after Wigan's opener, defender Johan Djourou limps off with Mikael Silvestre coming on. The French frown is deepening.

1537: Bolton's Gretar Steinsson clips Ashley Cole in the area but referee Peter Walton is having none of it. Contact was definitely made but Cole's momentum meant he was already going over. Play continues and Frank Lampard does well to work himself some space but then fires horribly over. Much better from the home side, though.

1537: Tottenham's Darren Bent puts a header inches wide from Luka Modric's lofted cross from the left-hand side of the box. That's the closest either side has come to a goal so far, and West Ham can count themselves lucky the Tottenham striker didn't put a bit more power and direction into that, or they would be trailing.

1536: Chris Brunt squanders a chance to get the Baggies back on level terms, missing by a yard.

From Higgo, via text on 81111: "Cheesy, my girlfriend thinks the live text page is too functional. She reckons you should add some flowers and pastel colours... Get onto it!"

1534: GOAL Portsmouth 1-0 West Brom
What a strike that is. Younes Kaboul picks up the ball on the right, goes past Jonathan Greening and fires an unstoppable shot into the far corner.

1532: Chance for Sunderland. Phil Bardsley crosses and Calum Davenport shrugs off the attention of Gary Neville to stick a leg out and send a shot just wide.

1531: West Ham's turn to get the fans on their feet - there is no offside flag as Mark Noble sends the ball into the box and Luis Boa Morte goes for it, but Tottenham keeper Heurelho Gomes charges out to punch it clear, with his knee making contact with Boa Morte and the goalkeeper tumbling over the top of him and landing on his head. Amazingly, Gomes gets up seemingly without a care in the world - that could have been painful for the Spurs keeper.

1530: GOAL Middlesbrough 2-1 Hull
Matthew Bates gets ahead of the defender to prod in Tony McMahon's corner. Can they hang on this time?

1528: Nemanja Vidic tries to play the ball back to Ben Foster - but beats his keeper. Disastrous. Carlos Edwards is in - but he can't recover the ball before it runs out of play.

1527: Chelsea spring to life. Frank Lampard's whipped free-kick is pushed just wide by Bolton keeper Jussi Jaskelainen.

1526: Pompey keeper David James saves James Morrison's low shot. Up the other end, Niko Kranjcar hits the foot of the right-hand post.

1525: Another sniff for Bolton. Michael Ballack dwells on the ball and loses possession - it comes out to Kevin Davies on the left after good work by Ricardo Gardner and his cross is headed over by Matthew Taylor. Wanderers have been the better team so far.

1524: A penalty shout for Tottenham. Aaron Lennon's corner from the right goes to Robbie Keane, whose rather scruffy volley goes straight into the ground and bounces up to strike the hand of James Tomkins, who was looking the other way. Loud shouts from the home fans but the referee judges it to be ball to hand. That's the most exciting moment so far.

BBC Sport's David Garrido at White Hart Lane: "Luis Boa Morte and Jonathan Woodgate have just got embroiled in a strange mini-wrestling match deep in the Spurs half - nothing too untoward, but they did seem more interested in each other grabbing each other's shorts than the ball..."

1520: GOAL Sunderland 0-1 Man Utd
Wayne Rooney sends in an inswinging cross from the right and Paul Scholes gets his head to it to put the champions ahead. They will reclaim top spot from Liverpool as it stands.

1519: GOAL Wigan 1-0 Arsenal
After 20 minutes of Arsenal possession, Mido grabs the opener with a spectacular volley on the six-yard line after a Ben Watson corner. Goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski flapping. Only Wigan's seventh goal in 2009.

1518: Danny Collins saves Sunderland. Nemanja Vidic's header from a Wayne Rooney corner beats Craig Gordon but Collins is on the line to clear.

1517: Bolton - who haven't lost away to Chelsea in the league since October 2005 - still having a go at Stamford Bridge. Kevin Davies prods a bouncing ball just wide.

1515: Nothing to report from the first 15 minutes at White Hart Lane or indeed the JJB. They are playing though. I can tell you that.

1513: Gary Neville picks up a yellow card for diving. Yes indeed. He flicks the ball past Andy Reid on the edge of the box, hurdles the challenge, plants both feet on the ground and then goes over. A defender's dive if ever I saw one.

1510: GOAL Middlesbrough 1-1 Hull
Simple as you like. Nicky Barmby crosses from the right for Manucho to head home the equaliser.

1509: Sunderland play a long free-kick into the box. Ben Foster comes through a crowd of players but loses it - before chasing back to collect as it threatens to cross the line. Rob Styles awards a free-kick anyway.

1507: Younes Kaboul's low shot spins just wide as Portsmouth threaten against West Brom.

1506: That is Boro's 23rd goal of a miserable season, but how crucial it could be. Tuncay was booked for some over-enthusiastic celebrations with the Riverside crowd.

1504: GOAL Middlesbrough 1-0 Hull
Afonso Alves wins the ball in midfield, plays a quick one-two and drives to the edge of the box. Hull keeper Matt Duke palms the Brazilian's low shot straight into the path of Tuncay , who finishes from a tight angle.

1504: Matt Taylor's free-kick almost catches Petr Cech out. Good pressure from Bolton.

1502: Off we go then. It takes 17 seconds for Manchester United to have their first shot on goal, Wayne Rooney floating one wide of Craig Gordon's left-hand post.

1458: Stand by, the teams are on their way out around the grounds. It could be a defining afternoon for the title and relegation battles. Or not. That's the wonder of football.

Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez: "It was a good game. After Wednesday, we needed to play well and to score goals and we did. We didn't concede against a good team in the air. It was a perfect day."

From AndersonsSambaDance on 606: "Jones and Cisse could trouble our defence, we couldn't handle the physical presence of Hulk on Tuesday but at least Neville is not playing at CB."
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1453: TEAM NEWS Middlesbrough v Hull
Middlesbrough make three changes as defender Emmanuel Pogatetz and midfielder Gary O'Neil are out and right-back Justin Hoyte drops to the bench. Tony McMahon, Andrew Taylor and Marlon King come in. Hull are unchanged after their 0-0 draw with Portsmouth and midfielder George Boateng is only fit enough for a place on the bench after his return from injury.

1451: TEAM NEWS Tottenham v West Ham
Tom Huddlestone makes his first league start for Tottenham since Boxing Day in place of Wilson Palacios, who was sent off at Blackburn last week. The only change to the West Ham team that beat Sunderland sees defender James Collins come in for Jonathan Spector, who suffered concussion in last week's 2-0 win.

From time for change on 606: "Southgate has thrown caution to the wind with his team selection today, finally picking an attacking team at home, it really is the last throw of the dice for him."
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From Torres' right peg on 606: "I would really really love it if Sunderland could get a result today, but I just can't see it! 1-0 United."
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1442: TEAM NEWS Portsmouth v West Brom
Portsmouth winger Jermaine Pennant makes his first start in four weeks and replaces Glen Johnson, who is suspended, in the only change from the side that drew against Hull.
West Brom defender Abdoulaye Meite returns to the first team having not played since featuring for the Ivory Coast in the match against Malawi two weeks ago when 19 spectators died.

1440: TEAM NEWS Arsenal v Wigan
Arsenal's Eduardo hasn't recovered from his groin problem and Robin van Persie has to settle for the bench. Theo Walcott starts, alongside Andrei Arshavin, Cesc Fabregas and Nicklas Bendtner. With Amr Zaki missing with his infamous hamstring problem, Wigan have Hugo Rodallega and Mido up front.

1439: Fully deserved win for Liverpool, who are two points clear at the top with a healthy goal difference of 38 - but could be toppled by Manchester United shortly. Blackburn not at the races in any way. They could be sucked back into the relegation battle if results go against them today.

1437: FULL-TIME Liverpool 4-0 Blackburn

1436: TEAMS Wigan v Arsenal
Wigan: Kirkland, Melchiot, Boyce, Bramble, Figueroa, Valencia, Watson, Brown, Rodallega, Scharner, Mido. Subs: Pollitt, Kingson, Koumas, De Ridder, Kapo, Sibierski, Edman.
Arsenal: Fabianski, Sagna, Toure, Djourou, Gibbs, Walcott, Denilson, Song Billong, Arshavin, Fabregas, Bendtner. Subs: Szczesny, Nasri, Van Persie, Vela, Silvestre, Adebayor, Eboue.

1434: GOAL Liverpool 4-0 Blackburn
From the corner, Liverpool move the ball back to Jamie Carragher who crosses to the back post where Lucas - on for Xabi Alonso - heads across goal for David Ngog to nod in from half a yard.

1433: Yossi Benayoun's shot takes a wicked deflection off Keith Andrews and flies narrowly wide.

1432: TEAM NEWS Chelsea v Bolton
Chelsea boss Guus Hiddink makes two changes from the side that was so impressive in beating Liverpool in Europe on Wednesday. Ricardo Carvalho comes in for Alex at centre-back and Jon Mikel Obi replaces Michael Essien in midfield. Nicolas Anelka is on the bench against his former club. Bolton name the same team that thumped Middlesbrough last week.

From anon via text on 81111 : "Re 1410: Guus is obviously doing some 'essential train repairs' in resting Essien. Just in time for Tuesday!"

1427: GOAL Liverpool 3-0 Blackburn
Have Blackburn never seen Daniel Agger play? Rovers back off and back off as the defender trots forward with the ball at his feet. He then spanks a 35-yard piledriver past Paul Robinson. Lesson learnt. Fabulous strike.

1426: TEAM NEWS Sunderland v Man Utd
Sunderland captain Dean Whitehead has failed a late fitness test but Teemu Tainio and Calum Davenport both return from injury. Manchester United rest keeper Edwin Van der Sar as well as Cristiano Ronaldo and Patrice Evra, who are both on the bench. Striker Dimitar Berbatov is handed a shock return having been expected to miss out with an ankle injury. Rio Ferdinand is not included in the matchday squad.

1424: Nabil El Zhar should put the result beyond doubt but he wants an extra touch from Albert Riera's cross and the chance passes him by, Javier Mascherano blasting the follow-up over.

1423: TEAMS Portsmouth v West Brom
Portsmouth: James, Kaboul, Campbell, Distin, Hreidarsson, Pennant, Mullins, Hughes, Nugent, Kranjcar, Crouch. Subs: Begovic, Pamarot, Kanu, Belhadj, Utaka, Basinas, Gekas.
West Brom: Carson, Zuiverloon, Meite, Olsson, Robinson, Morrison, Greening, Koren, Dorrans, Brunt, Fortune. Subs: Kiely, Hoefkens, Menseguez, Borja Valero, Simpson, Mulumbu, Chris Woods.

1423: TEAMS Tottenham v West Ham
Tottenham: Gomes, Corluka, Woodgate, King, Assou-Ekotto, Lennon, Huddlestone, Jenas, Modric, Bent, Keane. Subs: Cudicini, Bale, Zokora, Bentley, Pavlyuchenko, Dawson, Chimbonda.
West Ham: Green, Collins, Tomkins, Upson, Ilunga, Stanislas, Neill, Noble, Boa Morte, Tristan, Di Michele. Subs: Lastuvka, Lopez, Dyer, Nsereko, Sears, Payne, N'Gala.

1422: TEAMS Middlesbrough v Hull
Middlesbrough: Jones, McMahon, Wheater, Huth, Taylor, Bates, Aliadiere, Downing, Sanli, Alves, King. Subs: Turnbull, Hoyte, Emnes, Shawky, Adam Johnson, Riggott, Walker.
Hull: Duke, Ricketts, Zayatte, Turner, Dawson, Fagan, Mendy, Ashbee, Barmby, Geovanni, Manucho. Subs: Myhill, Halmosi, Kilbane, Folan, Boateng, Marney, Featherstone.

1422: TEAMS Sunderland v Man Utd
Sunderland: Gordon, Bardsley, Ferdinand, Davenport, Collins, Edwards, Leadbitter, Tainio, Reid, Cisse, Jones. Subs: Fulop, Malbranque, Ben-Haim, Murphy, Yorke, McShane, Colback.
Man Utd: Foster, Neville, Evans, Vidic, O'Shea, Park, Carrick, Scholes, Rooney, Berbatov, Tevez. Subs: Kuszczak, Evra, Ronaldo, Anderson, Giggs, Nani, Macheda.

1420: Suddenly, a chance for Blackburn. Liverpool leave Chris Samba all on his own but his control lets him down and he eventually shoots too close to Pepe Reina. Still 15 minutes to go, and Liverpool have been in cruise control for the whole of this half.

1420: TEAMS Chelsea v Bolton
Chelsea: Cech, Ivanovic, Carvalho, Terry, Ashley Cole, Ballack, Mikel, Lampard, Kalou, Drogba, Malouda. Subs: Hilario, Quaresma, Deco, Alex, Belletti, Anelka, Mancienne.
Bolton: Jaaskelainen, Steinsson, Cahill, Shittu, Samuel, Muamba, McCann, Gardner, Kevin Davies, Elmander, Taylor. Subs: Al Habsi, Hunt, Smolarek, Puygrenier, Cohen, Basham, Andrew O'Brien.

1418: A standing ovation for two-goal Fernando Torres as he is replaced by Nabil El Zhar.

1418: Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson leaves Cristiano Ronaldo and Edwin van der Sar on the bench today.

1416: Panic in the Blackburn defence as Albert Riera's cross comes over. Fernando Torres misses it, and Dirk Kuyt collides with Gael Givet as he tries to tap in. Half a penalty appeal but it wasn't.

1413: In other news, Amr Zaki has finally apologised to Wigan boss Steve Bruce for his disappearing act last week. "Zaki said the reason for his behaviour was personal," says Latics chief executive Brenda Spencer. Righto then.
Zaki apologises for late return

1410: Some early Chelsea team news for you: Jon Mikel Obi replaces Michael 'The Train' Essien for the home game against Bolton, while Ricardo Carvalho comes in for Alex.

From Jess, writing an essay in Staffs, via text on 81111: "Re 1339: Winston Bogarde at Chelsea? Very expensive bench warmer!"
Is he still there?!

1407: That's a bit selfish. Albert Riera goes past the full-back but opts to shoot on his right foot, instead of setting up one of his team-mates.

1403: A hobbling David Dunn is replaced by Carlos Villanueva, who is back from injury.

From Dave via text on 81111: "Re 1339: Didn't Souness get somebody's cousin on at Southampton and then took him off 15 mins later cos he was so rubbish? Sorry, can't remember names!"
His name was Ali Dia, Dave. Souness had been told he was George Weah's cousin.

1359: Massive roar from the Liverpool fans as Javier Mascherano puts in a terrific effort to win the ball from Andre Ooijer.

1357: Albert Riera skips infield confidently and unleashes a... scuffed daisycutter which dribbles harmlessly wide.

1354: Aaron Doran's first contribution was to trip over the ball. No change from the first half. Liverpool completely in charge.

1350: 2-0 down at Anfield, what a time to make your debut. Aaron Doran, 17, replaces fellow Aaron: Mokoena. And we're under way in the second half.

1344: Re the worst signing debate: one of my colleagues has just mentioned Albert Luque at Newcastle. £9.5m, two goals in two seasons.

1341:Danny the Stat says: "Footballers. Here's a top tip - if you're after a coveted 'leading the BBC Sport Player Rater at half-time' awards, simply score an unbelievably classy volley in the first few minutes. That's all you need. Fernando Torres did it and look at him - he's roaring away with a monstrous 8.54. Generally, Liverpool players are doing well, Blackburn players aren't. Andre 'Ooer' Ooijer is proper struggling with 4.13. Get involved, people."
Liverpool v Blackburn Player Rater

1339: You can tell this game's as good as over because 606 attentions have turned to the old 'best and worst signings ever' debate...
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From ZimmerBear on 606: "Matt Derbyshire banging them in at Olympiakos and Blackburn playing Samba up front. That transfer never made much sense to me then and looks even more stupid now."
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BBC 5 Live's Jimmy Armfield: "The scoreline tells its own story. You can only see Liverpool winning this match."

1334: HALF-TIME Liverpool 2-0 Blackburn

1331: David Dunn wins a corner - but he puts it straight onto the head of Emiliano Insua at the near post. Two minutes of added time remaining.

1330: The sun is shining at Anfield as Liverpool stroke the ball around at the back. All too easy.

From Totally_Torres on 606: "It's quite funny how you see Torres, who is just pure genius, then Kuyt, who isn't."
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1326: How must Benni McCarthy be feeling? Stuck on the bench as defender Chris Samba plays the lone striker role... Samba's control lets him down and Liverpool win the ball back on the halfway line. Not pretty viewing for Blackburn fans at the moment.

1324: Albert Riera is causing Blackburn all sorts of problems on the left. His cross is headed narrowly over by Dirk Kuyt.

1320: GOAL Liverpool 2-0 Blackburn
Keith Andrews sends Albert Riera tumbling on the left and picks up a yellow card. Worse is to follow for Rovers. Xabi Alonso takes the free-kick and that man Fernando Torres beats Chris Samba in the air to head in his and Liverpool's second.

1317: Dirk Kuyt is not exactly staking his claim to a more central role. The striker, who has become accustomed to playing right wing for Liverpool, misses his kick from Albert Riera's cross.

1316: An alarming communication breakdown between Daniel Agger and Pepe Reina as Blackburn lump a long ball towards Chris Samba. The defender-turned-striker gets his head to it but Reina recovers to see off the danger.

1314: It should be 2-0. Again. Emiliano Insua crosses from the left and Dirk Kuyt is unmarked right in front of goal. It's a fantastic save from Paul Robinson but Kuyt should have scored. Yossi Benayoun makes a mess of the follow-up.

1311: Another long ball for Fernando Torres and Blackburn keeper Paul Robinson collides with team-mate Ryan Nelsen as he attempts to punch clear. The Rovers defender needs treatment.

1307: With all due respect to Blackburn, they're not quite Chelsea. However, they have just managed to get the ball in the Liverpool box. It pings about for a while and Stephen Warnock swings a boot at it but Pepe Reina eventually punches clear.

From Kelvin via text on 81111: "What happened the last time Liverpool went an early Torres goal up?"
Dunno. Gimme a clue...

1302: It should be 2-0. Aaron Mokoena gives the ball away and Albert Riera plays in Dirk Kuyt on the left. He finds Javier Mascherano, but the Argentine shoots straight at Paul Robinson and Fernando Torres shoots high and wide from the follow-up.

1300: After a slip by Stephen Warnock, Fernando Torres picks up the ball on the edge of the box but miscues the shot and it dribbles wide. Rubbish, that boy.

From anon via text on 81111: "Not that great a goal. Samba would have scored it."

From Brian, eating Easter eggs in Bromley, via text on 81111: "Liverpool to bounce back famously today, 9-0. Nope, make that 6-0 and save three for Tuesday."

1253: There goes Big Sam's gameplan then. You can close down as much as you like but you can't do anything about magic like that from Torres. You can cancel your evening plans already, you'll be watching the repeat on Match of the Day.

1251: GOAL Liverpool 1-0 Blackburn
Sensational. Absolutely sensational. Jamie Carragher lofts a ball into the box from the halfway line, Fernando Torres chests it down, turns and smashes an unstoppable volley into the far corner. What. A. Start.

1249: Liverpool won't be getting much time on the ball today. David Dunn is in quickly to rob Albert Riera - illegally as it turns out. Free-kick for Liverpool on the halfway line.

1247: Stand-in skipper Jamie Carragher calls his Liverpool team-mates over for a team hug before kick-off. And we're under way.

1246: As you would expect, the silence is impeccably observed at Anfield before it is punctured by referee Mike Riley's whistle and a huge roar from both sets of fans. On to the action...

1244: Now for the minute's silence.

1243: Ex-Liverpool defender Stephen Warnock, now at Blackburn, lays a floral wreath bearing the number 96 in front of the Kop to a huge ovation from the home fans.

1241: Reds skipper Steven Gerrard, whose cousin was one of the 96, sits on the bench applauding as the players runs out to the final strains of Liverpool's famous anthem.
Gerrard pays Hillsborough tribute

1239: A hugely emotional rendition of You'll Never Walk Alone at Anfield, as the Kop hold aloft scarves and several banners paying tribute to the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster.

From Dave at Anfield via text on 81111: "Blackburn's warm up is the worst I've ever seen. Keepy uppy and blasting balls at the keeper Sunday league style. At this rate they could be in trouble today!"
They're not there to score goals though are they?

1230: Fifteen minutes until kick-off in the Premier League, but the SPL is already going goal-crazy. Celtic have scored against Hearts after 27 seconds which is approximately how long it takes to say the goalscorer's name: Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink.
Live text - Scottish Premier League

Ex-Liverpool player Mark Lawrenson: "There's a big game today, but the atmosphere is very, very subdued. You can feel it, you can sense it. It's a very emotional time for anyone who's ever been involved with the football club."

Actress and Liverpool fan Sue Johnston on the Hillsborough disaster: "It's hard to believe it is 20 years ago, it's still so raw. The memories are as fresh as if it were yesterday. I can't listen to You'll Never Walk Alone without wanting to weep."

From RibbleValleyRover on 606: "Injuries have hit Rovers hard, no fit strikers and the midfield is decimated. Can't see us scoring today, I guess its all about damage limitation in terms of goal difference."
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1218: TEAM NEWS Liverpool v Blackburn
Liverpool's inspirational captain Steven Gerrard is on the bench because of his thigh injury. Yossi Benayoun is promoted to start from the bench, while centre-back Martin Skrtel makes way for Daniel Agger. Emiliano Insua replaces Fabio Aurelio at left-back and midfielder Javier Mascherano is back from his suspension in the midweek Champions League loss to Chelsea and comes in for Lucas. Blackburn striker Roque Santa Cruz is out with a knee injury but midfielder David Dunn plays despite carrying an Achilles injury. He comes into the side with Andre Ooijer, Tugay and Keith Treacy as El-Hadji Diouf, Morten Gamst Pedersen and the injured Jason Roberts make way. Benni McCarthy is on the bench and Blackburn''s shortage of strikers sees centre-back Chrsitopher Samba play up front.

1216: You can't count Chelsea out of the title race just yet. They are four points off top spot ahead of their home game with Bolton. AC Milan have this morning denied that Cagliari coach Massimiliano Allegri will replace Carlo Ancelotti, who is rumoured to be Stamford Bridge-bound this summer. "Milan has never contacted any coach with Carlo Ancelotti at the club," said Milan general manager Adriano Galliani. "Allegri will have to play the waiting game to coach here (AC Milan)... perhaps he could coach at Chelsea."

From MaCheddar on 606: "Re 1206: Samba starts up front!!! The next Eto'o..."
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1208: Massive games at the bottom as well today. David Wheater reckons Middlesbrough's home game with Hull is, on an importance scale of one to 10, a "12". I wonder how he worked that out? Did he consider giving it a 13 and then pull back, not wishing to be accused of over-playing it?

1206: TEAMS Liverpool v Blackburn
Liverpool: Reina, Arbeloa, Carragher, Agger, Insua, Benayoun, Mascherano, Alonso, Riera, Torres, Kuyt. Subs: Cavalieri, Dossena, Gerrard, Lucas, Ngog, El Zhar, Skrtel.
Blackburn: Robinson, Andrews, Ooijer, Nelsen, Givet, Mokoena, Dunn, Kerimoglu, Warnock, Treacy, Samba. Subs: Bunn, McCarthy, Grella, Khizanishvili, Villanueva, Olsson, Doran.

1201: Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez also gives Martin Skrtel and Fabio Aurelio a rest, meaning starts for Emiliano Insua and Daniel Agger. Liverpool only need a point to go top - at least until Manchester United play Sunderland in a rare 3pm kick-off.

1157: Liverpool, of course, up against Blackburn in today's early kick-off - for which skipper Steven Gerrard will start on the bench. It's sure to be a poignant occasion at Anfield as it marks the last home game before Wednesday's 20-year anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster.

1155: Hmmm... What to do when you've just seen your Champions League hopes all but dashed... Claim you always cared more about the league anyway! "I'm not just saying it because of what happened against Chelsea, but the league has always been the priority of everyone at this club," says Liverpool skipper Jamie Carragher. "In the 13 years I have been involved in the first team, this will be the biggest league game I have been involved in, it really is that important."



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Barclays Premier League Table
01 February 2010 22:00
    P GD PTS
1 Chelsea 23 38 54
2 Man Utd 24 36 53
3 Arsenal 24 32 49
4 Tottenham 24 20 42

5 Liverpool 24 16 41

6 Man City 22 14 41
7 Aston Villa 23 13 40
8 Birmingham 23 -1 34
9 Everton 23 -1 32
10 Blackburn 24 -15 28
11 Fulham 23 -2 27
12 Stoke 22 -7 26
13 Sunderland 23 -10 24
14 Wigan 22 -23 22
15 West Ham 23 -9 21
16 Bolton 22 -15 21
17 Wolverhampton 23 -21 21

18 Burnley 23 -23 20
19 Hull 23 -26 20
20 Portsmouth 22 -16 15


see also
Chelsea 4-3 Bolton
11 Apr 09 |  Premier League
Liverpool 4-0 Blackburn
11 Apr 09 |  Premier League
Middlesbrough 3-1 Hull
11 Apr 09 |  Premier League
Portsmouth 2-2 West Brom
11 Apr 09 |  Premier League
Stoke 1-1 Newcastle
11 Apr 09 |  Premier League
Sunderland 1-2 Man Utd
11 Apr 09 |  Premier League
Tottenham 1-0 West Ham
11 Apr 09 |  Premier League
Wigan 1-4 Arsenal
11 Apr 09 |  Premier League


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