It's all over at The Valley
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Leeds extend their lead at The Valley
It's 4-2 to Leeds as the game enters it's closing stages - Ross McCormack has scored all four for the Yorkshire club.
Bianca Westwood is earning her money today ...
The Sky Sports reporter is celebrating her 13th anniversary in the job at The Valley, where there are still five minutes to go and Leeds lead Charlton Athletic 3-2 in the afternoon's unfinished Championship match.
Some notable FA Cup first round results ...
Boreham Wood 0-0 Carlisle United, Braintree Town 1-1 Newport County, Brentford 5-0 Staines Town, Colchester United 2-3 Sheffield United, Gillingham 1-1 Brackley Town, Hartlepool 3-2 Notts County, Leyton Orient 5-2 Southport, Macclesfield 4-0 Swindon Town, Preston 6-0 Barnet, St Albans 1-8 Mansfield Town, Stevenage 2-1 Portsmouth, Welling United 2-1 Luton Town.
Leeds lead at The Valley
In the late kick-off in the Championship, Ross McCormack has just scored his third goal of the afternoon to put Leeds 3-2 up against Charlton.
Result: Crystal Palace 0-0 Everton
The points are shared at Selhurst Park where both teams appear to have performed heroics in their efforts to somehow avoid scoring.
Today's special guest FA Cup first round match
Stourbridge have beaten plucky Biggleswade Town 4-1 and advance to the second round.
Reading 1-1 QPR (result), Barnsely 0-0 Doncaster, Blackpool 2-3 Ipswich Town, Bolton 3-1 Millwall, Brighton 3-0 Blackburn, Burnley 1-1 Bournemouth, Derby County 3-0 Sheffield Wednesday, Huddersfield 1-3 Birmingham, Leicester 0-2 Nottingham Forest, Middlesbrough 2-2 Watford. In the late kick-off it's Charlton 1-2 Leeds.
Premier League results
Aston Villa 2-0 Cardiff City, Chelsea 2-2 West Brom, Liverpool 4-0 Fulham, Southampton 4-1 Hull City. Latest score: Crystal Palace 0-0 Everton (after 88 minutes)
Result: Chelsea 2-2 West Brom
Although the news wires said Lee Probert was reffing this game, it seems to be Andre Marriner who is surrounded by protesting West Brom players when he blows the final whistle. They're furious that he was gulled into giving Chelsea a penalty in the wake of Ramires's dive in the box under a 'challenge' from Steven Reid.
Chelsea equalise against West Brom
Eden Hazard scores from the spot at Stamford Bridge to save Chelsea's bacon with the last kick of the game. It's Chelsea 2-2 West Brom.
Chelsea win a penalty at Stamford Bridge ...
Ramires dives in the penalty area to win the softest of soft penalties for his team.
Result: Liverpool 4-0 Fulham
It's all over at Anfield, where Luis Suarez bagged two-and-a-half goals in his side's win over Fulham.
Everton go close ...
With the goal at his mercy, Sylvain Distin has missed from two yards out at Selhurst Park. Two yards.
Southamptopn wrap up the points at Saint Mary's
Substitute Steven Davis scores to make it Southampton 4-1 Hull City.
Reading 1-1 QPR (result), Barnsely 0-0 Doncaster, Blackpool 1-2 Ipswich Town, Bolton 2-1 Millwall, Brighton 3-0 Blackburn, Burnley 1-1 Bournemouth, Derby County 3-0 Sheffield Wednesday, Huddersfield 1-2 Birmingham, Leicester 0-2 Nottingham Forest, Middlesbrough 1-2 Watford. In the late kick-off it's Charlton 1-2 Leeds after 60 minutes.
Aston Villa double their lead ...
Czech striker Libor Kozak scores at Villa Park to make it Aston Villa 2-0 Cardiff City with six minutes to go.
Premier League latest
Aston Villa 1-0 Cardiff City, Chelsea 1-2 West Brom, Liverpool 4-0 Fulham, Southampton 3-1 Hull City. Late kick-off: Crystal Palace 0-0 Everton (after 67 minutes).
Aston Villa have done a goal!
Leandro Bacuna opens the scoring at Villa Park in the 76th minute. "What a bender!" croaks a hoarse Phil Thompson on Gillette Soccer Saturday, in homage to the Dutchman's free-kick. At least I think it was in homage to the Dutchman's free-kick. It's Aston Villa 1-0 Cardiff City.
Some interesting Stourbridge facts ...
"Stourbridge beat my team Chippenham Town 9 (nine) - 0 a couple weeks ago which led to our manager, at the time away in Egypt, having his holiday ruined by getting the sack," writes Jack. "Also, they share their ground with the local village cricket team making them one of the few (or only?) teams in England to have a ground with a cricket pitch."
Aston Villa fail to end their Villa Park goal drought
Christian Benteke misses with a straightforward header from about six yards out.
Crystal Palace miss another glorious opportunity
Jerome Thomas tries to chip Tim Howard when clear through on goal and the chance goes a begging.
West Brom are beating Chelsea!!!
Stephane Sessegnon puts the Baggies 2-1 up against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. At the end of a fluid passing move, he shot straight at Petr Cech, who let the ball creep under his body and over the line. It's Chelsea 1-2 West Brom.
Stourbridge extend their lead against Biggleswade ...
It looks like the travelling 225 from Biggleswade have made their journey in vain - their brave boys trail 3-1 in today's special guest FA Cup first round match. Will Richards put the Glassboys 3-1 up after 58 minutes.
Michael Cox is at Southampton v Hull City
West Brom have equalised!!!
From a corner, Gareth McCauley (or was it Liam Ridgewell?) tries his luck with a firm header. Petr Cech can only parry and as assorted Chelsea players standing around admiring the view, Shane Long reacts quickest to head the ball home. It's Chelsea 1-1 West Brom on the hour mark.
Reading 1-1 QPR (result), Barnsely 0-0 Doncaster, Blackpool 1-0 Ipswich Town, Bolton 2-1 Millwall, Brighton 1-0 Blackburn, Burnley 0-1 Bournemouth, Derby County 3-0 Sheffield Wednesday, Huddersfield 1-1 Birmingham, Leicester 0-2 Nottingham Forest, Middlesbrough 1-1 Watford. In the late kick-off it's Charlton 0-1 Leeds after 45 minutes.
Shane Long hits the woodwork at Stamford Bridge
Chelsea lead West Brom 1-0, but striker Shane Long has just rattled the upright with a header for West Brom.
Hull pull a goal back at St Mary's
Yannick Sagbo takes advantage of some Victor Wanyama dithering to score with a curling effort for Hull City, who now trail 3-1 against Southampton.
Fulham are getting a pasting!
Luis Suarez has scored his second of the afternoon to put Liverpool 4-0 up against Fulham, which means the Uruguayan needs just one more to notch up his second consecutive hat-trick at Anfield.
Elsewhere in the Championship ...
Hosts Leicester are losing 2-0 against Notttingham Forest.
A big goal in the Championship
Having been on the ropes for the first 45 minutes, Bournemouth have gone a goal up against table-topping Burnley. £2.5m signing Tokelo Rantie opens his account for Bournemouth with a long-range screamer.
A disgruntled Everton fan writes ...
"It's so very definitely a new era at Everton these days," trumpets Duncan Smith. "We're playing bottom of the league, tapping it about too slowly around their box and looking impotent, pushing both full backs on rather than one at a time and looking vulnerable on the break. We might actually lose this. It's all so very different to last year."
Liverpool miss three great chances at Anfield
There's less than five minutes gone in the second half at Anfield and Luis Suarez has already missed two good chances to increase Liverpool's 3-0 lead, while Daniel Sturridge has also passed up a great opportunity to riff on Martin Jol's considerable pain. Liverpool have had 17 shots on goal in 50 minutes of action.
It's half-time at Selhurst Park
It's Crystal Palace 0-0 Everton, with the homeside dominating and playing very well. Kagisho Dikgacoi has missed two good chances, Marouane Chamakh headed wide when scoring would have been easier and Tim Howard has made one splendid save.
My apologies to Gareth McAuley ...
"It was Liam Ridgewell, not McAuley," writes Fraser Thomas of the West Brom defender man who wasn't quick enough to clear the loose ball Samuel Eto'o fired goalwards.
Today's special guest FA Cup match half-time latest
It's Stourbridge 2-1 Biggleswade Town at the War Memorial Athletic Stadium. Ryan Rowe opened the scoring for Stourbridge after 12 minutes. Evan Key equalised two minutes later, only for Rowe to score again three minutes after that.
Crystal Palace miss a sitter ...
The ball's whipped in from the left and Kagisho Dikgacoi's task couldn't be simpler: head it into an empty goal. He makes contact with the ball, which richoets off his noggin at a preposterous angle and the chance is wasted.
Reading 1-1 QPR (result), Barnsely 0-0 Doncaster, Blackpool 1-0 Ipswich Town, Bolton 1-1 Millwall, Brighton 1-0 Blackburn, Burnley 0-0 Bournemouth, Derby County 0-0 Sheffield Wednesday, Huddersfield 1-1 Birmingham, Lewicester 0-2 Nottingham Forest, Middlesbrough 1-1 Watford. In the late kick-off it's Charlton 0-1 Leeds after 17 minutes.
Premier League half-times
Aston Villa 0-0 Cardiff City, Chelsea 1-0 West Brom, Liverpool 3-0 Fulham, Southampton 3-0 Hull City. Late kick-off: Crystal Palace 0-0 Everton (after 30 minutes).
Chelsea take the lead against West Brom
Eden Hazard goes on a mazy run, shoots and forces Boaz Myhil to make a save. the ball spills to West Brom defender Gareth McCauley, but while he attempts to get it out from under his feet, Samuel Eto'o pops up to poke home.
Premier League latest
Aston Villa 0-0 Cardiff City, Chelsea 0-0 West Brom, Liverpool 3-0 Fulham, Southampton 3-0 Hull City, Crystal Palace 0-0 Everton. Palace v Everton kicked off at 3.15pm and is fairly even at the moment. Kagisho Dikgacoi wasted a decent chance to put Palace ahead with a leaden touch when through on goal, while Kevin Mirallis brought a smart save out of Julian Speroni at the other end.
Southampton go 3-0 up against Hull
Adam Lallana is playing like a man possessed this afternoon and scores what the chaps on Soccer Saturday are describing as a marvellous individual goal to put his side three goals ahead against Hull.
Another goal at Anfield
Liverpool are battering Fulham - Steven Gerrard nutmegs Dimitar Berbatov and passes to Jordan Henderson. He picks out Luis Suarez with a slide-rule passs to the inside right channel and the Uruguayan slots home. It Liverpool 3-0 Fulham after 37 minutes.
Some goals in the Championship
Blackpool 1-0 Ipswich Town, Bolton Wanderers 1-1 Millwall, Huddersfield Town 0-1 Birmingham City, Middlesbrough 1-0 Watford, Leicester 0-1 Nottingham Forest.
Southampton go two up ...
Rickie Lambert scroes from the spot after Hull City goalkeeper Steve Harper had brought down Adam Lallana. It's Southampton 2-0 Hull City.
Liverpool double their lead
Liverpool go 2-0 up against Fulham, with Martin Skrtel scoring from a Steven Gerrard outswinging corner with a free header. Dreadful defending, with Fernando Amorbieta at fault again. He gave Skrtel a completely free run at that.
Liverpool take the lead against Fulham
Steven Gerrard sends a free-kick into the mixer, Luis Suarez gets a touch and Fulham centre-half Fernando Amorbieta deflects the ball into his own net.
Biggleswade Town have equalised ...
But don't restore parity for long, because Ryan Rowe puts Stourbridge 2-1 ahead in the 17th minute. It's a humdinger at the War Memorial Athletic Ground: Stourbridge 2-1 Biggleswade Town.
Southampton go take the lead against Hull City
Morgan Schneiderlin has opened the scoring at St Mary's. Headi9ng into an empty net after Scouse battering ram Rickie Lambert had beaten two defenders in an aeriel challenge.
A GOAL FOR STOURBRIDGE!!!
Stourbridge have taken an early lead against Biggleswade Town in today's special guest FA Cup first round match. Ryan Rowe put the home side ahead after 12 minutes.
Cardiff City go close ...
Nathan Baker declines to pass back to his goalkeeper Brad Guzan, allowing Aron Gunnarsson to nip in and try his luck. Guzan saves bravely at his feet. .
Villa go close against Cardif City
Andy Marshall has already been forced to save smartly against Villa, who are looking for their first goal in four Premier League matches. Karim El Ahmadi had the best of their two chances.
An email from Mark Clark
He's responding to Scott Meehan (2pm): "If Grimsby are known as 'The Grims' Down Under, I hate to think what they call Scunthorpe," he writes. "Grimsby are and always will be The Mariners."
No goals to report in the Premier League thus far ...
But Adam Lallana has created a half chance for Southampton against Hull, attempting to pick out Rickie Lmbert with a splendid pass, which was well defended by the visitors.
Hull have started well at Southampton ...
According to Charlie Nicholas on Sky Sports. The 3pm kick-offs are all underway apart from Crystal Palace v Everton, which has been delayed by 15 minutes.
PA Sport's Simon Peach is at Saint Mary's ...
I've mentioned it before, but it bears repeating. Simon's knowledge of Southampton is so throough that he knows exactly where to stand on the platform in the local train station so that there'll be a door directly in front of you when a train pulls up. It's a remarkable talent.
Paul Wilson tweets from Anfield ...
Oh Dimitar ...
Dominic Fifield tweets from Stamford Bridge ...
Where the atmosphere is homoerotic, to say the least.
Traffic in Croydon ...
I'm told the Crystal Palace v Everton kick-off has been delayed by 15 minutes, because there are too many cars on the streets of Croydon in south-west London.
Charlton v Leeds is delayed ...
The pitch at The Valley was waterlogged earlier today, which means kick-off in the Championship match between Charlton and Leeds will be delayed until 3.30pm, to give hardworking ground staff more time to prod the playing surface with pitchforks.
Stourbridge v Biggleswade Town line-ups
Stourbridge: Coleman, Drake, Nathan Bennett, Richards, Oliver, Canavan, Geddes, Broadhurst, Fitzpatrick, Benbow, Rowe.
Subs: Francis, Dean Bennett, Agbor, Slater, Billingham, Washbourne.
Biggleswade Town: Brown, York, Coulson, Mawer, Gentle, Allinson, Daniel, Lee Reed, Lewis, Key, Sam Reed.
Subs: Donnelly, Witham, Woolf, Smith, Baidoo, Taylor, Iwediuno.
Referee: Lee Swabey (Devon)
An interesting Stourbridge fact
"Ex-West Brom star, Gary Hackett manages Stourbridge," writes Rob from Stourbridge, who now lives in Beijing. "Might not be earth-shatteringly interesting, but you did request anything about The Glassboys. I snuck their nickname in there."
Aston Villa v Cardiff City line-ups
Aston Villa: Guzan, Clark, Vlaar, Baker, Bacuna, Sylla, Westwood, El Ahmadi, Tonev, Kozak, Benteke. Subs: Helenius, Steer, Herd, Bowery, Lowton, Johnson, Robinson.
Cardiff: Marshall, Theophile-Catherine, Caulker, Turner, Taylor, Medel, Cowie, Gunnarsson, Whittingham, Bellamy, Odemwingie.
Subs: Hudson, Campbell, Kim, Noone, Mutch, Maynard, Lewis.
Referee: Martin Atkinson (W Yorkshire)
Biggleswade boss Chris Nunn speaks ...
"Percentage wise, I would probably give us a 33% chance of winning the game," he told the BBC. "One out of three is not bad, is it? As a non-league side when do you get the chance to play in the first round proper of the FA Cup? Probably once or twice in a lifetime. I've said to the lads, like I do for any game, 'give me 100%, work hard and try and enjoy it'. It's all a hobby for us so we need to go there and enjoy it.
"I've been manager here now for seven years and each year we seem to do something new. In May, we got promoted to non-league level three. Now we're in the first round of the FA Cup. The more successful you are the bigger the games are and the more frequently they come."
Fitba news ...
Ross County are now losing 4-1 against Celtic at Victoria Park. Virgil van Dijk and Joe Ledley have scored two apiece for Celtic, while Melvin de Leeuw has got one on the board for the home side. There are 10 minutes to go in that one.
Chelsea v West Brom line-ups
Chelsea: Cech, Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta, Ramires, Lampard, Willian, Oscar, Hazard, Eto'o.
Subs: Cole, Luiz, Mata, Mikel, De Bruyne, Ba, Schwarzer.
West Brom: Myhill, Reid, McAuley, Olsson, Ridgewell, Yacob,
Mulumbu, Amalfitano, Sessegnon, Brunt, Long.
Subs: Popov, Morrison, Anichebe, Luke Daniels, Vydra, Dawson, Berahino.
Referee: Lee Probert (Wiltshire)
It's all over at the Madejski Stadium ...
Reading and QPR have shared the points, with the match finishing 1-1. QPR are third in the table, level on points with Leicester and a point behind Burnley. Reading are fifth, nine points off the pace being set by Burnley.
Southampton v Hull City line-ups
Southampton: Boruc, Clyne, Lovren, Fonte, Shaw, Schneiderlin, Wanyama, Ward-Prowse, Rodriguez, Lallana, Lambert.
Subs: Kelvin Davis, Steven Davis, Osvaldo, Cork, Chambers, Hooiveld,
Hull: Harper, Rosenior, Davies, McShane, Figueroa, Elmohamady, Meyler, Livermore, Huddlestone, Boyd, Sagbo.
Subs: Bruce, Graham, Koren, Jakupovic, Gedo, Quinn, Proschwitz.
Referee: Howard Webb (S Yorkshire)
Crystal Palace v Everton line-ups
Crystal Palace: Speroni, Ward, Gabbidon, Delaney, Moxey, Dikgacoi, Jedinak, Bannan, Bolasie, Chamakh, Thomas.
Subs: Mariappa, O'Keefe, Puncheon, Gayle, Kebe, Jerome, Price.
Everton: Howard, Coleman, Jagielka, Distin, Baines, Osman, McCarthy, Barry, Pienaar, Mirallas, Lukaku. Subs: Robles, Heitinga, Jelavic, Deulofeu, Naismith, Barkley, Stones.
Referee: Craig Pawson (South Yorkshire)
Liverpool v Fulham line-ups
Liverpool: Mignolet, Johnson, Skrtel, Agger, Cissokho, Lucas, Gerrard, Henderson, Suarez, Coutinho, Sturridge.
Subs: Brad Jones, Jose Enrique, Alberto, Moses, Sakho, Allen,
Fulham: Stekelenburg, Zverotic, Senderos, Amorebieta, Richardson, Dejagah, Parker, Sidwell, Kacaniklic, Kasami, Berbatov.
Subs: Ruiz, Stockdale, Karagounis, Hughes, Taarabt, Boateng, Bent.
Referee: Mike Jones (Cheshire)
An email from Scott Meehan
"I'm here in Oz watching Grimsby v Scunthorpe in the FA Cup," he says. "It's 0-0 at half time. John Lewis had a great chance to score but shot over the crossbar. The Grims have probably shaded the first half in my uneducated opinion."
QPR have equalised against Reading
Joe Barton has equalised for QPR and there's less than five minutes toi go at the Madejski Stadium. Meanwhile in Dingwall, Celtic have gone 2-0 up against Ross County with 35 minutes to go.
An email from Gary Naylor
"I'm in Cambridge wandering around the college quads and enjoying the cut glass accents and Helena Bonham Carterish looks of the shop assistants," he writes. "But my heart is back home in South West London at Selhurst Park. I picked the wrong day for a trip out of the Smoke. Still, I'll be able to see Everton at Palace next season won't I?"
Donald's not the only one struggling to pick a winner ...
There's a whopping £18 in the pot in the Guardian sweepstakes this afternoon and these are the results I've predicted: Aston Villa 2-2 Cardiff City, Chelsea 3-1 West Brom, Crystal Palace 1-1 Everton, Liverpool 3-0 Fulham, Southampton 2-0 Hull City, Stourbridge 4-0 Biggleswade Town, Middlesbrough 1-2 Watford and Aberdeen 2-0 Hearts.
Meanwhile in Russia ...
A man with peculiar hair tweets ...
Good news for Southampton fans ...
Luke Shaw has reiterated his long-term commitment to Southampton amid reported interest from the likes of Manchester United and Chelsea. The 18-year-old academy graduate is considered one of the brightest prospects in the Premier League and has been tipped as a future England international.
Shaw's growing profile has seen speculation mount over his future, despite the England Under-21 international penning a five-year deal at St Mary's in the summer.
United and Chelsea are being regularly linked but the teenage left-back insists his future remains on the south coast. "I don't really take notice of things that are written about me - it is frustrating at times, but I just laugh it off," Shaw told Southampton's official matchday magazine.
"They (the media) don't know anything because they aren't around the training ground and in the dressing room with me. They should know that I've signed a contract at Southampton and I'm not even thinking about moving. I am happy at Southampton because I'm playing football, which is exactly what I want to be doing.
"There are a lot of people out there that like to twist things - especially on social media - but I've said a lot of times that I am happy here, so I'll just carry on. I think people are starting to realise what sort of a club Southampton is. We are young and ambitious, and we want to go places in the next couple of years."
In the Championship ...
Reading are a goal up against QPR, with Garath McCleary knocking one in off the upright just after the hour. There are 70 minutes gone in that game.
Some interesting news from Crystal Palace ...
Former Cardiff head of recruitment Iain Moody has joined the Bluebirds' Premier League rivals Crystal Palace as the London club's new sporting director. Moody was ousted from his position at the Cardiff City Stadium last month and replaced by 23-year-old Kazakh Alisher Apsalyamov, in a surprise move by owner Vincent Tan.
Moody has functioned alongside Cardiff manager Malky Mackay at Watford and the Welsh side, and Palace co-chairman Steve Parish believes he has signed up a skilled operator. Parish said on BBC1: "I think the whole area of our recruitment is essential at a football club. Iain's got great experience, working with Malky Mackay at Watford and latterly Cardiff, with great success as well. Iain will be responsible for all areas of player recruitment. The chief scout will report into him. He'll work directly with me and with the new manager when he's appointed."
Biggleswade Town update ...
A coach containing some of Biggleswade's 225 travelling fans left for Stourbridge at 11am this morning. Fares were a very reasonably priced £12 for adults and £8 for children.
Good afternoon everybody ...
Welcome to our minute-by-minute coverage of this afternoon's Premier League action. We've just five 3pm kick-offs this afternoon: Aston Villa v Cardiff, Chelsea v West Brom, Crystal Palace v Everton, Liverpool v Fulham and Southampton v Hull City, which should allow ample time to bring you interesting news from elsewhere, not least the FA Cup first round. Today's special guest match will be Stourbridge v Biggleswade Town in the FA Cup, so if you happen to be at it and fancy mailing in updates, your contributions will be very welcome. Actually, if you know anything at all about Stourbridge or Biggleswade Town, your contributions will be very welcome. In the meantime, here's a link to Ten Things Paul Doyle and I are looking forward to ahead of the weekend's action. And here's Tim Lovejoy and Jake Humphrey with some exciting news ...