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7:24: And that's all from us for the evening, join us again for more live coverage on Sunday.

7:21: And the referee has blown the final whistle and Chelsea move seven points clear at the top of the Premier League.


Chelsea 4-0 Tottenham

(Eto'o, 54, Hazard, 59, Ba, 88, 89)

7:16: Chelsea add a third and a fourth and it is utterly abysmal from Tottenham. Ba reacts quickest when Sandro loses his footing and dithers on the ball, nipping the ball away from the Brazilian yards out from goal and sliding it under Lloris. A minute later Spurs shoot themselves in the foot again as Kyle Walker's back pass is under hit, allowing Ba to scamper in and slide his second of the game. Spurs have been the architects of their own downfall this evening; all four goals have been the result of individual errors.

Goal! Chelsea 4-0 Tottenham (Demba Ba, 89)

Goal! Chelsea 3-0 Tottenham (Demba Ba, 88)

7:08: Chelsea are cruise control no as Willian plays a ball into the box where Oscar is waiting but the Brazilian wacks his effort well over the bar.

7:03: Samuel Eto'o's evening is over as he is replaced by Demba Ba.

7:01: Spurs haven't learned a thing as this game has progressed. Their high back line is exposed again as Kyle Walker loses possession and Hazard is freed. The Belgian tries to slot the ball across to Eto'o but Vertonghen has scampered back to make the interception.

6:59: Michael Dawson has gone down for the time being and is receiving treatment on the side-lines.

6:57: Oscar dinks the ball through the legs of Sandro who blocks the Brazilian off the ball as he nips around him. The Brazilian, already booked, is spared any further punishment by the referee however.

6:56: Schurrle has been taken off, replaced by Willian.

6:53: Chelsea are knocking the ball across the pitch with confidence now and Eden Hazard picks through the Tottenham defence again to free Schurrle but a heavy touch from the German sees the ball go out for a corner, which Spurs eventually deal with.

6:47: Hazard slides a great cross into the box and Samuel Eto'o collapses under pressure from Younes Kaboul and Michael Olivier points to the spot and brandishes the red card. It looked an extremely harsh decision after the Chelsea striker appeared all too willing to hit the deck. Eden Hazard ruthlessly dispatched the resulting penalty to give the Blues a healthy lead.

Goal! Chelsea 2-0 Tottenham (Eden Hazard, 59)

RED CARD -Younes Kaboul (Tottenham)

PENALTY - Chelsea

6:42: Oh Jan Vertonghen, what have you done!? It's a dreadful error from the Belgian as he loses his footing under no real pressure, panics and hits a wayward back pass across goal that Eto'o is on in a flash. Michael Dawson isn't quick enough to catch him and the Cameroonian slides the ball underneath Hugo Lloris, before doing his best old man celebration at corner flag.

Goal! Chelsea 1-0 Tottenham (Samuel Eto'o, 54)

6:37: Good start to the half for Tottenham as they test Cech again, this time through Kaboul who meets a corner with a firm header. It's straight at the Chelsea shot stopper however, who easily saves.

6:34: High up the field Jan Vertonghen sides steps his marker and suddenly has a decent chance to shoot from range about 25 yards out. The Belgian opts for the chip with Cech off his line but it's overhit.

6:32: And we are back underway at Stamford Bridge and Chelsea have introduced Oscar in the second half for Lampard.

6:17: Half time at Stamford Bridge and that was fairly awful.


Chelsea 0-0 Tottenham

6:15: Eto'o tempts Kaboul into a race down the right flank but stacks it in front of his own fans. He wants a free kick, but won't get it. The referee has added two minutes of extra time to the delight of precisely no one.

6:11: Frank Lampard is shown a yellow card after sliding through the back of Sandro.

6:08: We are approaching the final five minutes of a fairly tame a game at Stamford Bridge. While Tottenham have lived dangerously with ta conspicuously high defensive line, they have maintained a firm presence in midfield. Apart from an opening in the first five minutes, Kyles Waler and Naughton have successfully shackled Hazard thus far.

6:03: Walker does well to hurst past Eden Hazard but approaching the byline he is unable to get the ball back across goal.

5:57: Bentaleb loses possession and Eto'o sets off on goal. Under pressure from Kaboul and Bentelab who has done well to try and recover his mistake, the Cameroonian is forced slightly wide and his effort is off target. Schurrle, who was well placed in the middle, looks a bit miffed.

5:54: Matic concedes a free kick which eventually finds it was to Sandro who is positioned 25 yards from goal. The Brazilian fizzes a good effort on goal but Cech reads it well and makes the save.

5:49: Spurs have got a foot hold in this game now. Lennon is scythed down by Azpilicueta but the resulting cross from the left is comfortably collected by Cech. Tim Sherwood isn't happy to see the Spaniard get away without a yellow card.

5:45: Spurs have struggled so far but come close to nicking the lead here! Adeabyor wins a header and knocks the ball down the inside left channel where Benteleb has burst through, but the midfielder drags his shot wide when he had teammates better placed inside the box.

5:43: Hazards plays an intricate one two with Frank Lampard on the edge of the box and finds space on the left. Samuel Eto'o makes a darting run to the near post but the Belgian directs his cross to the far post.

5:40: Strange tactics from Tottenham in the opening 10 minutes here. Playing with a highline that Andre Villas-Boas would be proud of, the visitors have been exposed at each time of asking.

5:38: Bentelab is shown a yellow card for cynically hauling down Ramires just as the Brazilian threatened to break through in the middle of the park. Shaky start from Tottenham.

5:34: Hazard nearly puts Chelsea ahead! Once again Tottenham's high line is brutally exposed as Schurrle cuts inside and finds Eto'o, who slips a precise ball into the path of the Belgian. Hazard drags the ball past Lloris but from a difficult angle he fires the wrong side of the post.

5:31: Tottenham sloppily concede possession while holding a very high defensive line, allowing Samuel Eto;o to break through with the goal at his mercy. The striker clatters into Hugo Lloris and is judged to have been offside, although replays suggest otherwise. The Cameroonian striker looks like he is trouble as Demba Ba begins to warm up, but he is up and about again after being seen to by the Blues' medic.

5:30: And Tottenham get us underway.

5:28: It's been 24 years since Tottenham last won at Stamford Bridge, can they break that hoodoo this evening? Kick off is coming up.

5:26: And the teams are out on the pitch ahead of kick off.

5:21: Samuel Eto'o will now start for Chelsea after Torres pulled up in training.

5:19: A worry for Jose Mourinho as Fernando Torres has limped off during his warm up with a groin injury.

Chelsea: Cech, Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta, Lampard, Matic, Ramires, Hazard, Schurrle, Torres

Subs: Oscar, Mikel, Ba, Willian, Schwarzer, Eto'o, Kalas.

Spurs: Lloris, Naughton, Dawson, Kaboul, Vertonghen, Sandro, Bentaleb, Walker, Sigurdsson, Lennon, Adebayor

Subs: Paulinho, Soldado, Townsend, Chadli, Friedel, Fryers, Kane.

5:15: We are 15 minutes away from kick off at Stamford Bridge, we will have all your team news coming up shortly.


Cardiff City 3-01Fuham

(Caulker, 45, 67, Reither OG 76)

(Holtby, 59)

Crystal Palace 0-1 Southampton

(Rodriguez, 37)

Norwich 1-1 Stoke

(Johnson, 56, Walters, 72)

4:38: After getting side level Jon Walters is shown a straight red card for a nasty challenge on Alexander Tettey

RED CARD - Jon Walters (Stoke)

4:31: It's all going wrong for Fulham (again) as Craig Noone's cross from the right causes havoc in the box before clipping off Reither on it;s way into the net.

4:29: Norwich skipper Sebastien Bassong needlessly barges into John Guidetti and the referee has no hesitation in pointing to the spot. Jon Walters steps up and confidently slots past John Ruddy.

Goal! Cardiff 3-1 Fulham (Sascha Reither OG)

Goal! Norwich 1-1 Stoke (Jon Walters, 72)

PENALTY - Stoke Coty

4:24: Cardiff have the lead again! Steven Caulker is unmarked at the far post and nods in from yards out but Maarten Stekelenburg should do better to keep it out. Felix Magath won't be pleased witht that.

Goal! Cardiff 2-1 Fulham (Steven Caulker, 67)

4:15: Fulham are level! A Karagounis corner is flicked into the path of Lewis Holtby who is on cue to tap home his first goal for the Cottagers.

Goal! Cardiff 1-1 Fulham (Lewis Holtby, 59)

4:09: Norwich have taken the lead! An inch perfect free kick from Robert Snodgrass is sterred home by Bradley Johnson from six yards out.

Goal! Norwich 1-0 Stoke (Bradley Johnson, 56)

4:01: And we atre back underway across county. Let's have some goals please.


Cardiff City 1-0 Fuham

(Caulker, 45)

Crystal Palace 0-1 Southampton

(Rodriguez, 37)

Norwich 0-0 Stoke

3:45: Lambert hits the post! Lallana dinks a ball in and the Southampton striker has the goal at his mercy, but his poked effort hits the woodwork. Moments later Yannick Bolasie draws a good save out of Artur Boruc in the Eagles' first real effort on goal this half.

3:44: Cardiff have the lead! Fulham fail to clear a corner and the ball falls to Craig Noone, who drives the ball towards goal where Steven Caulker is positioned to divert the ball home.

Goal! Cardiff 1-0 Fulham (Steven Caulker, 45)

3:38: Finally, we have a goal! Palace give the ball away on the half way line and despite overunning the ball Jay Rodriguez manages to scamble the ball past the onrushing Julian Speroni from 30 yards out!

Goal! Crystal Palace 0-1 Southampton (Jay Rodriguez, 37)

3:16: An excellent move from Frazier Campbell creates Cardiff's best chance of the afternoon. The former Manchester United and Sunderland striker weaves past the Fulham defence and lets fly with a shot from the edge of the area, but Maarten Stekelenburg is equal to it.

3:09: Not much to report thus far the afternoon.Marko Arnautovic teed up Jon Walters in Stoke's best opening of the early stages of the game but John Ruddy reacted well to make the save. Southampton have assumed control of the contest at Selhurst Park while the crucial encounter between the league's bottom two sides is yet to spark into life.

3:00: And we are off and underway across the country. This afternoon's games are all about the battle to avoid relegation.


Cardiff: Marshall, Da Silva, Caulker, Turner, John, Medel, Noone, Mutch, Kim, Campbell, Jones.

Subs: Eikrem, Cala, Theophile-Catherine, Daehli, Lewis, Zaha, Bellamy.

Fulham: Stekelenburg, Riether, Heitinga, Hangeland, Riise, Dejagah, Sidwell, Holtby, Richardson, Mitroglou, Woodrow

Subs: Kvist Jorgensen, Kacaniklic, Stockdale, Karagounis, Zverotic, Burn, Bent.

Norwich: Ruddy, Martin, Yobo, Bassong, Olsson, Snodgrass, Tettey, Johnson, Redmond, Hoolahan, van Wolfswinkel

Subs: Whittaker, Howson, Hooper, Pilkington, Bunn, Elmander, Becchio.

Stoke: Begovic, Cameron, Shawcross, Wilson, Pieters, Nzonzi, Whelan, Walters, Arnautovic, Odemwingie, Crouch

Subs: Muniesa, Palacios, Guidetti, Etherington, Wilkinson, Sorensen, Ireland.

Crystal Palace: Speroni, Ward, Dann, Delaney, Moxey, Bolasie, Dikgacoi, Jedinak, Ledley, Puncheon, Murray

Subs: Ince, Thomas, Gayle, Gabbidon, Hennessey, Jerome, Bannan.

Southampton: Boruc, Clyne, Fonte, Lovren, Shaw, Cork, Schneiderlin, Steven Davis, Lallana, Rodriguez, Lambert

Subs: Yoshida, Ramirez, Wanyama, Ward-Prowse, Chambers, Gazzaniga, Gallagher.

2:50: We are approaching our 3:00m kick offs with Cardiff hosting Fulham in a crucial encounter between the Premier League's bottom two clubs. Team news is on the way and don't forget, we will have live coverage of Chelsea v Tottenham from 5:30.


West Brom 0-3 Manchester United

(Jones, 33, Rooney, 64, Welbeck, 82)

Arsenal 4-1 Everton

(Ozil, 7, Arteta, 67, Giroud, 81, 85)

2:34: After confirming his move to Inter at the end of the season, Nemanja Vidic comes onto replace Rafael.

2:32: Oh, and United have sealed their victory at the Hawthorns. Rooney plays an excellent one two with Fellaini before squeezing a through ball through into the path of Welbeck who clips the ball past Ben Foster.

2:28: Game over then. Giroud seals Arsenal's place in the final four of the FA Cup and it is a fantastic goal from Arsenal. Cazorla whips the ball out to Rosicky who bursts into space before finding Ozil just on the edge of penalty box. The German deftly flicks a first time ball into the path of Giroud who slams an emphatic shot into the back of the net.

Goal! Arsenal 4-1 Everton (Olivier Giroud, 85)

2:25: Arsenal close in on the semi-final! Sagna bursts down the right and picks out Giroud with a cross and his compatriot flicks the ball past Robles.

Goal! West Brom 0-3 Manchester United (Danny Welbeck, 82)

Goal! Arsenal 3-1 Everton (Olivier Giroud, 81)

2:21: Gera and Anichebe combine well just inside the right channel, drawing a good save out of David de Gea.

2:19: A timely reminder from West Brom of what happened last time at their place...

2:13: Arsenal has the lead once again! Oxlade-Chamberlain bursts into the box and falls over the hanging leg of Gareth Barry. Bit of a soft penalty, but a penalty none the less. Arteta strokes the spot kick home but is ordered to retake it after Olivier Giroud, who has come on for Sanogo, crept into the box. The Spaniard isn't fussed though and slams an even better effort into the top right corner.

Goal! Arsenal 2-1 Everton (Mikel Arteta, 67)

PENALTY - Arsenal

2:10: A brilliant United goal gives the visitors a comfortable lead. Rooney plays a neat one two with Mata on the edge of the box before finding Rafael to his right. Continuing his run, Rooney meets Rafael's excellent cross with tidy header to finish a smart move of his own making.

Goal! West Brom 0-2 Manchester Unites (Wayne Rooney, 64)

2:08: Of all players, Juan Mata clears off the line! The Spaniard is well placed to clear Anichebe's low cross with Chris Brunt lying in wait just behind him.

2:06: David Moyes takes van Persie off after his near brush with a second yellow card. Welbeck replaces the Dutchman.

2:04: Attacking change by West Brom as Sessegnon comes on and off goes Reid

2:01: Baines and Mirallas cleverly work the ball around the edge of the Arsenal box but the hosts manage to scramble the ball away. Chamberlain then breaks down the left flank with acres of space, but he's unable to find the telling ball to make it worth while.

1:58: Van Persie is arguably lucky to still be on the pitch. Five minutes after picking up a yellow card for a late challenge on Amalfitano, he stupidly dives in on Steven Reid looking to win the ball on the edge of his own box. It's late, it's miss-timed, and it should have been a second yellow card.

1:55: Arsenal have started the second half the better of the two. Chamberlain looking dangerous as the hosts force a free kick after Arteta's ball is handled by Mirallas, but it's easily cleared and Cazorla skies a shot from the resulting clearance.

1:52: Rather unusually, Fellaini manages to win a free kick for United. van Persie swings it in but West Brom clear. Januzaj, positioned on the edge of the box connects with a volley with the outside of his boot but it's well wide of goal.

1:49: And we are back underway in both our games.

1:43: United haven't been at their best, but a Phil Jones header has given them the lead at the Hawthorns.

1:40: Mesut Ozil gave Arsenal the lead against Everton inside seven minutes but Romelu Lukaku levelled things up after half an hour after some fantasddtic work from Ross Barkley.


Arsenal 1-1 Everton

(Ozil, 7, Lukaku, 31)

West Brom 0-1 Manchester United

(Jones, 33)

12:35: Fellaini, who has been poor this afternoon, clumsily leaps to win a high ball and takes out Brunt on the left flank. The resulting free ick is swung in dangerously to the back post but the referee awards a free kick after Phil Jones is upended.

1:32: Coleman embarks down the right flank with Lukaku waiting in the middle but the Irishman loses control of the ball and it comes to nothing. Half time at the Emirates.

1:28: Ben Foster is a lucky boy! Mata pings a cross through the middle with Robin van Persie sprinting to get on the end of it. He's close, but the West Brom goalkeeper is out, but he misjudges the ball and appears to take it out of the path of the Dutchman with his arm. Van Persie is fuming, David Moyes is fuming, the referee doesn't care.

1:25: Fellaini is perhaps lucky to escape a yellow card after planting his studs into the leg of Yacob. The Argentine is replaced my Morrison and immediately has an impact finding Anichebe just inside the right hand side of the box, but his effort flashes just wide of the far post.

1:19: United take the lead! Rafael wins a free kick following a marauding run down the right. Van Persie swings in an inviting cross and Phil Jones meets it with a delicate header past Ben Foster.

1:18: Everton are level! Brilliant work from Ross Barkley who picks the ball up inside his own half and embarks on an unstoppable run down the right flank, leaving Flamini for dead in the process. He pings a ball over to the far post where Mirallas knocks it back into the path of Lukaku who easily converts from close range.

Goal! West Brom 0-1 Manchester United (Phil Jones, 33)

Goal! Arsenal 1-1 Everton (Romelu Lukaku, 31)

1:13: What a save from Ben Foster! The West Brom goalkeeper denies his former club. Januzaj had picks the ball up at the left-hand corner of the box and finds Rafael at the far post. The Brazilian meets it with a header sending Foster scrambling across his goal to make a fabulous save.

1:09: Arsenal hit the post! Sagna swings in a hopeful cross which Robles, who is looking increasingly shaky in the Everton goal, tries to catch but then changes his mind and palms into the woodwork!

1:06: Olsson nicks possession off Rooney of the ball in the middle of the park and sprays finds Amalfitano withe ease. The West Brom man slips past Evra with ease but luckily for the Frenchman, the cross is over hit.

1:02: Arsenal neatly make it two! Gibbs powers down the left flank before cutting the ball back into the path of Gnabry who hits a sweet effort with the outside of his boot, but John Stones is in the way and deflects the ball just wide of goal. Great defending from the Everton youngster.

12:59: United carefully probe around the edge of the West Brom box before Juan Mata swings in a sublime through ball over the top into the path of Januzaj. The young Belgian is adjudged to have e handled the ball however, and picks up a yellow card for his trouble.

12:56: Victor Anichibe breaks menacingly through on goal after slipping inbetween United's defence but Chris Smalling manages to keep up with him. The West Brom striker eventually picks out Chris Brunt but his pass is over hit.

12:52: Arsenal take the lead! The man who has come under so much criticism for booth club and country Mesut Ozil is teed up by Santi Cazorla with a delicate through ball before causally slotting a lifted footed effort pass the Everton goalkeeper.

Goal! Arsenal 1-0 Everton (Mesut Ozil, 7)

12:48: Ben Foster fantastically slices a back bass from his defender, resulting in a United free kick. Juan Mata takes it but it's dealt with rather easily by West Brom. Prior to that Rafael leapt in for a slide tackle in typical Rafael-fashion and got Chris Brunt's studs dragged yup his thigh for his trouble,

12:45: And we are underway at the Hawthorns and the Emirates!

12:44: West Brom and United drew 5-5 in their last encounter on the final day of last season. Let's hope for something even slightly close to resembling that.

12:42: Here's what Arsene Wenger had to say ahead of kick off [via ITV]

It's for a place in the semi-final and two good teams, so we know that we need to be at our best and want tor respond to an average performance last week so there is a lot at stake here for us today.

"The last time we played they had a great performance and that was a great warning for us. We know we need a top level performance to go through and I am confident we will produce it.

"Ozil needed a little rest and Oxlade-Chamberlain too. Both of them are back and Chamberlain recently has really moved forward being decisive in every single game."

12:40: We're approaching kick off in our two early games this afternoon. A win for Manchester United will see them close the gap on Manchester City to nine points with their neighbours in FA Cup action against Wigan tomorrow.

12:30: Arsene Wenger names Mesut Ozil in his starting line up after leaving him out in the Gunners' last two games.

12:23: With a big Jack Wilshere-shaped hole in their midfield, Arsene Wenger opts for a trio of Matheiu Flamini, Mikel Arteta and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in the middle of the park while 21-year-old Yaya Sanogo leads the line for the Gunners. Thomas Vermaelen comes in for Laurent Koscielny, who suffered an injury prior to France's win over Holland on Wednesday.

12:20: Manchester United make five changes from the side that lost to Olympiakos, with Phil Jones returning at centre back alongside Chris Smalling, while Juan Mata and Adnan Januzaj coming come in to attack with Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie.

Arsenal v Everton

Arsenal: Fabianski, Sagna, Mertesacker, Vermaelen, Gibbs, Flamini, Arteta, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ozil, Cazorla, Sanogo

Subs: Rosicky, Podolski, Giroud, Viviano, Jenkinson, Miyaichi, Gnabry.

Everton: Robles, Coleman, Stones, Distin, Baines, McCarthy, Barry, Mirallas, Barkley, Pienaar, Lukaku

Subs: Hibbert, McGeady, Deulofeu, Naismith, Osman, Howard, Browning.

West Brom v Manchester United

West Brom: Foster, Reid, McAuley, Olsson, Ridgewell, Yacob, Mulumbu, Amalfitano, Gera, Brunt, Anichebe Subs: Morrison, Myhill, Vydra, Dawson, Sessegnon, Berahino, Thievy.

Man Utd: De Gea, Da Silva, Smalling, Jones, Evra, Carrick, Fellaini, Mata, Rooney, Januzaj, van Persie

Subs: Giggs, Lindegaard, Vidic, Young, Welbeck, Fletcher, Kagawa.

12:15: Good afternoon and welcome to IB Times UK's LIVE coverage of Saturday's Premier League and FA Cup action. Manchester United visit West Bromwich Albion while Arsenal host Everton in their quarter final meeting in the FA Cup. Stick with us for all your updates throughout the afternoon.