Sunday, 28 December 2014


  • Player Reaction

    West Ham 1-2 Arsenal
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    Mesut Ozil: Derby winner in the last match of 2014! A good day for every Gunner & Gooner! ☺✌⚽⚽
  • SUBSTITUTION

    Newcastle 2-1 Everton
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    Roberto Martinez does indeed decide to change things up.
    Kevin Mirallas is on in place of Aiden McGeady.
  • Newcastle 2-1 Everton
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    If Everton lose this one, they will have taken just four points from the last 21 available.
    Roberto Martinez has half an hour to ensure that statistic does not come to pass.
    Romelu Lukaku and Kevin Mirallas are his likeliest options off the bench.
  • Allardyce 'baffled' at ref's decision

    West Ham 1-2 Arsenal
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    Sam Allardyce
    West Ham manager Sam Allardyce was annoyed that his side had a goal disallowed when the score was goalless. Former Arsenal man Alex Song almost made an instant impact with a low volley into the bottom corner of the net from 20 yards. However, Diafra Sakho was penalised for standing in an offside position in front of goal, despite not touching the ball.
    "The biggest shock was us not being in front at half time," said Allardyce. "We scored a perfectly good goal that was disallowed. It certainly should not have been disallowed on the basis of what Mike Riley and his staff tell us. The officials clearly got it horribly wrong and to say we are bitterly disappointed and frustrated is an understatement. Baffled is more the feeling.
    "They said the attacker was in the eye line of the goalkeeper. Complete nonsense. When officials make these decisions they are supposed to have a clear view. It is impossible for the assistant referee to say that. They are wrong, Sakho is not in the eye line of the goalkeeper.
    "Neil Swarbrick could only guess he might be in front of the goalkeeper."
  • Newcastle 2-1 Everton
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    Everton don't look well set up to chase this game.
    The Toffees press forward, but, with James McCarthy subbed off, lack cover in midfield when they lose the ball.
    Newcastle break threateningly again and a promising two-on-two situation breaks down through a heavy touch from Papiss Cisse.
  • Full-time stats

    Man City 2-2 Burnley
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    Man City 2-2 Burnley
  • Former Scotland international Pat Nevin

    Former Scotland international Pat Nevin

    BBC Radio 5 live at St James' Park
    Newcastle 2-1 Everton - Ayoze Perez (51 mins)
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    "That was a lovely finish from Perez. He has not done an awful lot today but that was a great goal. Every Everton player is looking at Aiden McGeady and wondering what he is doing there, he has been punished for that mistake."
  • GOAL

    Newcastle 2-1 Everton - Ayoze Perez (51 mins)
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    Ayoze Perez
    The bargain of the season so far? He certainly isn't far off.
    Ayoze Perez, signed for £1.5m from the Spanish second tier in the summer, has his fifth Premier League goal of the season with a classy finish.
    The Newcastle striker keeps his cool as on the edge of the box, cutting inside his man and firing a low shot between the legs of Seamus Coleman and past a wrong-footed Joel Robles.
  • Newcastle 1-1 Everton
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    Ross Barkley
    Ross Barkley injects immediate impetus into Everton's attack, picking the ball up in his own half, pinning his ears back and sprinting towards the Newcastle goal.
    He slips in Arouna Kone down the left-hand channel, who stands the ball up to the back post, where Seamus Coleman can't quite make anything of it.
  • Dion Dublin

    Dion Dublin

    BBC Final Score
    Hull 0-1 Leicester
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    "Leicester worked really hard in the game and got the bit of luck they haven't had in the last few games. Hull boss Steve Bruce will be wondering what his side had to do to score because they had chance after chance."
  • Football League round-up

    League Two
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    Leaders Shrewsbury and second-placed Wycombe are struggling to be separated. The two sides drew 0-0 in their top-of-the-table clash, meaning they are still level on points with only one goal separating them on goal difference.
    But neither Burton or Luton can take advantage. Burton's game at Accrington was postponed, while the Hatters were held 1-1 by Portsmouth.
    At the bottom, there were two vital victories for Tranmere and York at the expense of their relegation rivals. Tranmere beat Northampton 2-1 and York cruised to a 3-0 success at Carlisle. There was more misery for bottom club Hartlepool though, as a 2-0 home defeat by Morecambe leaves them eight points adrift.
  • KICK-OFF

    Newcastle 1-1 Everton
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    And we are back up and running in the day's final Premier League game.
  • Vote

    Can Burnley avoid relegation?
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    After their stunning comeback at Manchester City, we want to know whether you think Burnley can avoid relegation.
    Have your say by voting at the top of this page. The vote will close at 18:00 GMT.
  • SUBSTITUTION

    Newcastle 1-1 Everton
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    This will be a popular one with the travelling fans.
    James McCarthy makes way.
  • QPR target Aguero?!

    QPR 0-0 Crystal Palace
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    Sergio Aguero, Manchester City
    QPR manager Harry Redknapp was in a jokey mood when asked who he might want to sign in the January transfer window: "Sergio Aguero and three or four others if you'd like to get them here. It's difficult. We're where we expected to be. I'm not disappointed with the points tally. We've done well with we've had. We've got good lads here."
  • Manager reaction

    QPR 0-0 Crystal Palace
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    QPR 0-0 Crystal Palace
    QPR manager Harry Redknapp, speaking to BBC Sport: "Palace are a decent team. I've seen Palace a number of times this season and I've never seen them play badly. They're a dangerous team. I think it was a fair result. I couldn't honestly say we deserved to win."
  • Garth Crooks

    Garth Crooks

    BBC Final Score
    Southampton 1-1 Chelsea
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    Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has complained about the decision not to award his side a penalty at Southampton for a foul on Cesc Fabregas. Here is Garth Crooks' take...
    "In my opinion it was a penalty so I think he has a case. I have watched a lot of Chelsea and they get a lot of calls that go their way. They have had a lot of controversy with diving recently. What goes around, comes around. They have to take it."
  • Manager reaction

    QPR 0-0 Crystal Palace
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    Keith Millen
    Crystal Palace caretaker manager Keith Millen, speaking to BBC Sport: "I've got to give the lads a load of credit for a battling performance. I thought we stood up to QPR fantastically.
    "We were all shocked by what happened yesterday but I've seen the lads' resilience and I had no doubt they'd show up. We deserved at least a point.
    "If we can continue like that, we'll be OK. We need to score more goals, but if we keep that organisation, we'll be OK."
    Asked about his chances of getting the manager's job: "It's really down to the chairman to decide."
  • Football League round-up

    League One
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    Things remain the same at the top of League One as leaders Bristol City and second-placed Swindon earn wins against Gillingham and Port Vale respectively.
    Third-placed Preston fall further behind the pair as they can only manage a 1-1 draw at lowly Crewe. Mid-table Walsall cause the shock of the day by thumping fourth-placed MK Dons in a 3-0 away win, while there were also victories for Bradford and Fleetwood.
  • Football League round-up

    Championship
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    Leaders Bournemouth move four points clear at the top after a 2-0 win at Millwall. Middlesbrough edge up to third with a point at Blackburn, while Watford join them in the play-off positions with a thumping 4-2 victory at Cardiff.
    Steve Clarke earns his first win as Reading boss in a 2-1 home success over Norwich, with Huddersfield also climbing further away from the drop-zone with a late 2-1 win against in-form Bolton.
    Blackpool grab a 1-1 against Rotherham thanks to teenage substitute Dom Telford's first Football League goal, but the Tangerines are still nine points adrift of safety. Wolves go up to eighth with a 2-1 home triumph against Brentford, who remain sixth after their second straight defeat.
  • Garth Crooks

    Garth Crooks

    BBC Final Score
    Man City 2-2 Burnley
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    "I saw more today why City won't retain the championship than any other thing this season. City monumentally blew it today, especially after Chelsea drew at Southampton. Burnley played like giants but City were a whimper."
  • Newcastle 1-1 Everton
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    Newcastle v Everton average touches
    Compare and contrast.
    To the left is the average touch map for Newcastle with only Fabricio Coloccini (number 2) and Mike Williamson (6) inside the Magpies' defensive half.
    To the right is Everton's with only Samuel Eto'o (5) and Arouna Kone (9) getting into the attacking half.
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