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17:40 GMT

12/02/2011

Blackburn manager Steve Kean: "I think he [Roque Santa Cruz] needs a goal and if you're going to pick any striker for it to fall to a head six yards out, you'd hope it would be Roque. But, it just didn't fall for him. I think, looking at him, he's playing still feeling the injury a little bit. Hopefully, that will clear up before we can play Villa and he can get back to being 100 per cent."

17:38 GMT

12/02/2011

Jermain Defoe manages to keep the ball in play down the left before cutting inside towards the edge of the area. He then slides the ball through to Jermaine Jenas who, unmarked, can only miscue his effort well over the bar. Bit of a waste from the Tottenham midfielder.

17:36 GMT

12/02/2011

Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish: "I think Wigan will have felt a bit aggrieved if they’d come away from here without a point but with Luis [Suarez] hitting the post twice and their goal is offside but these things happen. We’ve just got to brush ourselves down and get on with it but it’s not been too damaging. The international fixtures took their toll with Daniel Agger not being fit and Raul [Meireles] spewing up at half-time, he had to come off soon after that and Steven’s [Gerrard] not playing but the most important players are the ones on the pitch."

17:33 GMT

12/02/2011

Tottenham get us under way…

17:30 GMT

12/02/2011

Just minutes away from kick-off at the Stadium of Light, where Tottenham, without Luka Modric, Rafael van der Vaart and Gareth Bale, face Sunderland.



17:27 GMT

12/02/2011

Here’s how we stand at the top and bottom after today’s results:

TOP FIVE
P Pts
BOTTOM FIVE
P Pts
1. Manchester United   
2. Arsenal
3. Manchester City
4. Chelsea
5. Tottenham
26   
26
27
25
25
57   
53
49
44
44
         
16. Blackpool   
17. West Brom
18. Wigan
19. West Ham
20. Wolves
26   
26
27
27
26
29
27
27
25
24

17:22 GMT

12/02/2011

They’ve been poor these last few weeks and are just two points above the relegation zone, but Blackpool gained a credible 1-1 draw at home this afternoon against an Aston Villa side who had Jean Makoun sent off.Read More

17:18 GMT

12/02/2011

Blackburn could only scrape to a draw at home to Newcastle today, with the only major talking point from the match being Shefki Kuqi’s Magpies debut against his former club.

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17:13 GMT

12/02/2011

Oliver Yew reports from the Emirates Stadium: Arsenal keep up the pressure on Manchester United with a 2-0 win over Wolves. They will not face an easier game than that this season. The perfect way to warm up for Barcelona. But Wolves were poor this afternoon and only had two attempts on target. That stat tells its own story.

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17:10 GMT

12/02/2011

A fairly dull match between Birmingham and Stoke only sprung into action in the final five minutes as Nikola Zigic silenced his critics once again with a late winner. Is he finally starting to win the backing of the St Andrew’s faithful?

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17:06 GMT

12/02/2011

Ian Murphy reports from the Hawthorns: So it’s finished 3-3 in a game of two halves. West Brom took a 3-0 lead into half-time after a poor display from West Ham, but Avram Grant's team-talk clearly worked wonders and the away side looked re-energised in the second half, pulling back three goals to earn a well-deserved point. New Albion manager Roy Hodgson will have been disappointed with his team's defensive collapse after watching from the stands as Michael Appleton took charge. Both sides remain deep in relegation trouble but a point will surely be celebrated by the away side more than by West Brom.

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17:02 GMT

12/02/2011

Owen Watson reports from the Stadium of Light: Harry Redknapp is clearly keeping one eye on Tuesday's Champions League tie with his selection for today's game. Rafael van der Vaart hasn't even made the bench with Tottenham wrapping their star performer up in cotton wool ahead of their trip to the San Siro. Sunderland will fancy their chances with other notable absentees including Gareth Bale and Luka Modric.

Spurs haven't won at the Stadium of Light in 10 years and looking at the team sheets you'd have to say they stand a fair chance of extending that run. That said, it's one of those stats that pundits present before the game only for it to be broken after the 90 minutes have been played. So advance apologies to any Sunderland fans out there!

16:59 GMT

12/02/2011

Jonathan Birchall reports from Anfield: Liverpool stay sixth but sit five points off the five teams above them. Wigan showed great resilience to hold on for what may be an invaluable point and the travelling Latics fans sounded their appreciation for their side's Herculean efforts. They will stay in the relegation zone this evening but it is certainly a point gained as opposed to two lost for the visitors.

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16:56 GMT

12/02/2011

TEAM NEWS

Sunderland:
Gordon; Onuoha, Mensah, Bramble, Bardsley; Henderson, Malbranque, Muntari, Sessegnon; Richardson; Gyan. Subs: Mignolet, Angeleri, Riveros, Ferdinand, Colback, Zenden, Elmohamady.

Tottenham: Gomes; Corluka, Dawson, Gallas, Assou-Ekotto; Kranjcar, Jenas, Sandro, Pienaar; Defoe, Pavlyuchenko. Subs: Cudicini, Bassong, Palacios, Lennon, Crouch, Khumalo, Woodgate.

16:55 GMT

12/02/2011

FULL-TIME: Birmingham 1-0 Stoke

16:55 GMT

12/02/2011

FULL-TIME: West Brom 3-3 West Ham

16:55 GMT

12/02/2011

FULL-TIME: Blackpool 1-1 Aston Villa

16:54 GMT

12/02/2011

BIRMINGHAM GOAL: A late, late winner for the home side as David Bentley takes a shot from just outside the area, which is saved by Asmir Begovic only for the ball to fall to Cameron Jerome. The striker then sends it across the goal-line for Nikola Zigic to nod home and give Birmingham all three points. Nightmare for Tony Pulis.

16:52 GMT

12/02/2011

FULL-TIME: Blackburn 0-0 Newcastle

16:52 GMT

12/02/2011

GOAL!! Birmingham 1 (Zigic 90) Stoke 0