Crystal Palace 1-0 Aston Villa

Fulham 1-0 Norwich

Southampton 0-1 Cardiff

Stoke 1-0 Newcastle

Sunderland 0-1 Everton

West Brom 3-3 Tottenham

Wigan 1-1 Arsenal (Arsenal win 4-2 on penalties)

Tim Sherwood

7:58: The Gunners made things hard for themselves but their quest to lift their first piece of silverware since 2005 is almost complete after sealing their place in the FA Cup final at the expense of a resilient Wigan. They will meet either Sheffield United or Hull City, who play out their semi-final tomorrow afternoon. Join us then for live coverage of that and Liverpool v Manchester City and Swansea v Chelsea.

7:50: Arsenal progress to the FA Cup final! Santi Cazorla's penalty seals it after Lukas Fabianski, in his last season with the club, stopped Wigan's first two efforts.

Arsenal win 4-2 on penalties

Wigan 2-4 Arsenal

Arsenal penalty - Scored! (Santi Cazorla)

Wigan penalty - Scored! (James McArthur)

Arsenal penalty - Scored! (Olivier Giroud)

Wigan penalty - Scored! (Beausejour)

Arsenal penalty - Scored! (Kim Kallstrom)

Wigan penalty - Saved! (James Collison)

Arsenal penalty - Scored! (Mikel Arteta)

Wigan penalty - Saved! (Gary Caldwell)

7:42: Penalties beckon and we are almost ready to go. Wigan win the toss and penalties will be taken in front of their fans.

7:39: It's launched into the Wigan box but with defenders launching themselves in the way, Kim Kallstrom's effort on goal is blocked and the Latics clear. Final whistle goes, it's penalties!

7:38: Arsenal have a free kick. Probably the last action of the game.

7:36: Wigan very cool in their defensive duties here. For the second time in quick succession they calmly pass their way out of trouble despite Arsenal's pressing. Extra time nearly up here.

7:33: Chamberlain loses possession in his own half and Wigan move the ball up field quickly. Powell is found and the forward bursts past his man with an excellent change of pace. He's pushed slightly wide by Vermaelen but his hopeful shot across goal rolls out for a goal kick.

7:31: What a chance for Collison! The on loan midfielder rises ahead of his marker and meets an inviting cross with a thumping header, but it's a couple of yards wide of the goal.

7:29: Oxlade-Chamerlain cracks the bar with a tremendous effort! The England man catches it perfectly but it swerves onto the bar.

7:27: Nervy moments as Fabianski comes charging out of goal as Powell chases down a long ball. The Arsenal keeper realises he's not getting their first and scampers back. Powell is stranded out wide and can't attempt a shot on goal and Arsenal regroup.

7:24: Arsenal have a free kick 30 yards out after Caldwell handles as he attempts to get back on side. It's cleared and after Arteta kept the attack alive Beausejour does well to clear.

7:21: After a quick breather, we are back underway.


7:17: James Perch makes a very decent sliding interception in his own box as Arsenal's pressure mounts, but the ball falls kindly to Oxlade-Chamberlain on the edge of the box who hasn't got anything else on his mind other than shooting. It's a poor effort, however, and Wigan clear. Moments later Perch is up the other end, hopelessly whacking an effort from 2o yards out into the stands.

7:15: Fortune wins his side a free kick that is sent into the box towards Powell. The on loan United youngster does well to take the ball down under pressure from Mertesacker but loses his footing, allowing the Arsenal defence to close in and clear the danger.

7:12: Oxlade-Chamberlain cuts in menacingly from the left and slides it to Sanogo. He takes a touch, turns and fires on goal and it need Carson to palm over the bar. Moments later the Frenchman has another effort as Mertesacker wins a knockdown in the box but from a difficult angle he slams the ball over the bar.

7:10: Arsenal resume pressure. Ramsey nearly dances his way through the lot of them but cannot find a shot as he is swarmed by Wigan shirts. Another inviting ball is floated in from the left flank but Sanogo can;t extend his studs far enough to get anything on it.

7:07: Jordi Gomez does well to break up play and set up a counter through Fortune. He finds Powell who cuts in from the right and hits a hopeful effort from 25 yards out. The youngster has scored some crackers in his time, including a belters on his Manchester United debut and in a play off final with Crewe two years ago, but this one is a bit rubbish and sails harmlessly over the bar.

7:05: And we are underway in extra time. Will Arsenal have too much for Wigan? Glory beckons for either side.


Wigan 1-1 Arsenal

6:59: Collison booked and Santi Cazorla swings the resulting free kick into the box from just inside the Wigan half. There's an offside decision there somewhere and Wigan clear. Fortune brings it inside the Arsenal box and it's a rather desperate challenge from Mertesacker to dispossess the Wigan striker after he dragged the ball past Gibbs. Arsenal clear, and the whistle is blown. Extra time beckons!

6:58: Sagna swings a beauty of a cross in from the right that just evades Giroud and Sanogo.

6:56: Wigan get the ball back and move forward through Fortune who does well to win a corner. It's cleared but Wigan retain possession. It's swung in again towards Emerson Boyce but he can't bring the ball down in time.

6:55: Five minutes of extra time added on.

6:54: Arsenal float another in that bypasses everyone but unsure of who is behind him Beausejour hoofs it out for a corner. Mertesacker meets it again but has jumped too early and it's over the bar.

6:53: A ball is floated over to Giroud just outside the area. He holds up his man, finds a yard of space and fires a daisy cutter on goal, ignoring the overlapping run of Gibbs. It's a good effort and it's a solid save from Carson again to deny the Frenchman.

6:51: Ivan Ramis looks to have pulled a hamstring while stretching for a stray ball. He comes off to be replaced by club captain Gary Caldwell.

6:49: They've got it! Mertesacker levels the tie, nodding in from close range off Chamberlain's miss hit shot!

Goal! Wigan 1-1 Arsenal (Per Mertesacker, 81)

6:48: Carson saves Wigan! Gibbs clips an effort towards the back post that the Wigan goalkeeper leaps to push onto the post. Arsenal getting closer here...

6:46: Arsenal have hit the post! Giroud wins a corner off a hopeful long ball and after a horrid corner kick, Chamberlain swings in a beauty that falls inside the six yard box. It was Sagna I think who clipped it towards goal but it bounces off the inside of the post! Wigan clear.

6:43: It's swung dangerously into the box but Fabianksi gets a strong fist to it and clears. Arsenal break and the ref waves play on as Giroud is floored just before he cleverly feeds Chamberlain. He finds Ramsey who overhits his through ball and the referee rightly ignores calls for play to be called back to the original foul. He does however show Gomez a yellow card for it

6:41: More tentative pressure from Arsenal but an eventual cross from Sagna is useless. Wigan carry the ball up field an d Powell cleverly wins a free kick 30 yards from goal.

6:39: The corner is partially hacked away by Wigan but Oxlade-Chamberlain picks the ball up 30 yards from goal. He hammers one on goal from there but Carson reads it all the way and collects.

6:37: Stephen Crainey times a sliding challenge to perfection with Sanogo racing through having been freed by Cazorla. It's momentarily clear, but Arsenal have a corner now.

6:34: Callum McManaman, who has had an excellent afternoon, is off and is replaced by Nick Powell. Olivier Giroud comes on for Lukas Podolski, prompting baffled reactions from Arsenal fans as the camera scans the stands.

6:32: Ramsey, who hasn't missed a beat today despite his spell on the sidelines finds space down the right and clips the ball into Sanogo but the France Under-21 international flicks it wide.

6:30: 25 minutes of this game remain and it could be one of the most decisive periods of Arsene Wenger's tenure at the club.

6:28: They are doing it again! Gomez calmly slots past Fabianski and Wigan lead!

Goal! Wigan 1-0 Arsenal (Jordi Gomez, 61)

6:27: Big delay before the penalty is taken here as Monreal gets some treatment after taking a knock. In fact the Arsenal full back has been replaced by Kieran Gibbs.

6:24: McManaman cuts inside the Arsenal box dragging the ball past Mertesacker but the big German catches the Wigan man. Referee points to the spot!


6:21: Lukas Podolski drives to the byline and crosses back across goal but Ramis is ther before Sanogo to clear. Arsenal are building pressure here as the ample Gunners contingent in Wembley begin yo find their voices.

6:19: Very good pressure from Wigan there as they press Arsenal in their own half before winning possession for themselves, James McArthur gets to the byline, battling with Ramsey all the way and eventually wins a corner. It's floated in dangerously but Sagna clears.

6:18: First signs of frustration beginning to creep into Arsenal's game at the moment.

6:16: Cazorla, who was so anonymous in the first half I genuinely forgot he was playing, comes to life and lifts a ball through to Sanogo down the inside right channel, but Ramis does well get across and mop up.

6:14: More of the same from Arsenal in this half, they have controlled possession but their final ball has been lacking and Wigan have comfortably dealt with anything resembling a Gunners' attack so far.

6:10: And we are back underway at Wembley.


Wigan 0-0 Arsenal

5:52: Arsenal are on the front foot but can't create anything more in time added on. The half ends as is started but it remains goalless.

5:50: Podolski dinks a ball through to Sanogo whose pace has got him ahead of the Wigan back line. His first touch is a heavy one however as he makes his way into the box and choosing to stand his ground rather than dive at the feet of the striker, Carson makes a confident stop. The ball bounces back off the Arsenal man and Wigan get the goal kick.

5:48: Chamberlain wins a free kick 20 yards out from goal. Lukas Podolski stands over it and gets it up and over the wall but it flies the wrong side of Scott Carson's post.

5:45: Wigan hoof the ball upfield and Mertesacker's clearance is a poor one as he is put under pressure by Fortune. The loose ball falls to McManaman who turns on thr burners and skips down the inside right channel, but his cross/shot is wide. If Wigan are to cause another shock here, you feel it is going to come from McManaman.

5:43: Wigan struggle to clear their lines with the ball being nodded perilously back and forth on the edge of the area. Thankfully for the Latics it eventually falls to Sanogo whose attempt on the half volley is lashed wildly over the bar.

5:39: McManaman picks up the ball on the edge of the area before with Vermaelen for company. He feints to the right to give himself room to fire a ball across goal but Mertesacker sticks out a foot to clear the danger.

5:37: Gomez suddenly has a bit of space down the left and swings in a cross. It's a poor one as it fails to reach any of his teammates but causes Fabianski a moment of concern as he gently clips his cross bar before heading out for a goal kick.

5:33: Another great chance for Arsenal! A corner is floated in that Thomas Vermaelen who heads on to the far post where Sagna has emerged. The Frenchman winds back a half volley but it flashes all the way across goal and flies just over the bar.

5:31: Wigan have completed their first job of stifling Arsenal's bright start and have successfully disrupted their rhythm. Ramsey and Chamberlain try to conjure something just inside the box through a neat one two but a Wigan defender is across and wins his side a goal kick.

5:28: Wigan float a free kick into space on the right where Callum McManaman emerges with the ball. he skips past Monreal fairly easily but runs out of space as the ball trickles out for a goal kick. That verve Arsenal started this game with? It's practically disappeared.

5:22: Brilliant from Ramsey as he clips a delightful ball from inside his own half up to Chamberlain who bends his run to slip in behind the full back, but Carson is out just in time to clear. The two have linked excellently so far.

5:20: The pace has dropped ever so slightly in this one; Arsenal have maintained control of possession but it hasn't been of the incisive variety we were treated to in the opening five minutes.

5:16: Arsenal have got off to a vibrant start here and looks to slice through Wigan once again but Arteta concedes a free kick on the edge of his own area, allowing Wigan a few moments to catch their breath.

5:13: Wigan enjoy a decent spell of possession before the Gunners spring into life through Chamberlain again. Out on the right the England international lifts an absolutely sublime cross into the middle where Sanogo meets it with a decent header, but Carson blocks well.

5:09: Arsenal off to a great start as Ramsey bursts into space down the inside right channel before cutting a ball back across goal. Yaya Sanogo steps over it but accidentally gets in the way of Chamberlain, who can't take the ball in his stride and Carson collects.

5:06: We are now ready to get underway at Wembley where holders Wigan meet Arsenal. Here's a quick reminder of the team news.

Arsenal: Fabianski, Sagna, Mertesacker, Vermaelen, Monreal, Arteta, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ramsey, Cazorla, Podolski, Sanogo

Subs: Szczesny, Jenkinson, Gibbs, Kallstrom, Akpom, Eisfeld, Giroud.

Wigan: Carson, Perch, Boyce, Ramis, Crainey, McArthur, McEachran, McManaman, Beausejour, Gomez, Fortune

Subs: Al Habsi, Barnett, Caldwell, Maloney, Espinoza, Collison, Powell.

5:03; What an afternoon of Premier League football. Wins for Palace, Cardiff and Fulham may have blown the battle for Premier League survival wide open once again with just five points separating the clubs from 14th (Aston Villa) and 19th (Cardiff). Everton toiled at times at the Stadium of Light but a win has seen them leapfrog Arsenal into fourth, while Tottenham fought back after falling 3-0 behind inside half an hour to clinch a dramatic draw at the Hawthorns.


Crystal Palace 1-0 Aston Villa

Fulham 1-0 Norwich

Southampton 0-1 Cardiff

Stoke 1-0 Newcastle

Sunderland 0-1 Everton

West Brom 3-3 Tottenham

5:00: Spurs are level! Bro hugs and fist bumps all round on the Spurs bench as Aaron Lennon's cross falls at the feet of Eriksen inside the left of the box. He takes a touch, cuts inside onto his right foot and lashes a shot into the back of the net. They've done it again!

Goal! West Brom 3-3 Tottenham (Christian Eriksen, 90+3)

4:57: Six minutes of extra time added on at the Hawthorns. Can Spurs find an equaliser?

4:54: An incredible save from Speroni keeps Palace ahead! Weimann's cross finds Grant Holt who stabs a header goal bound but the diving Argentine gets a hand to it!

4:51: Jason Puncheon is denied by the post! Cutting inside from the left onto his right foot the winger was presented with options to pass across the box but opted to take it on himself. The woodwork denies him and Aston Villa remain in this for the time being.

4:50: Tottenham pushing for an equaliser as we enter the final five minutes of normal time. Moments earlier the ball broke kindly for Danny Rose just inside the left channel with teammates dotted across the face of goal but the full back blasts a horrendous effort into row Z.

4:46: Palace have taken the lead! Yannick Bolasie pings a ball into the box where Puncheon takes a clever touch, turns and directs it past Brad Guzan in the Villa net. A pivotal goal for both sides; are Villa going to be sucked back into this relegation battle!

Goal! Crystal Palace 1-0 Aston Villa (Jason Puncheon)

4:44: Sunderland take a step closer to relegation but they were terribly unlucky there. Some brilliant close control from Gerard Deulofeu saw the young Spaniard find an inch of room to fire a ball across goal where it bounced off the chest of Brown into the back of the net.

Goal! Sunderland 0-1 Everton (Wes Brom OG)

4:36: Kane gets it right this time! Aaron Lennon curls the ball over the the backpost and Kane directs a downwards header into the back of the net.

Goal! West Brom 3-2 Totttenham (Harry Kane, 69)

4:33: Harry Kane passes up two brilliant opportunities! Nacaer Chadli works the ball in from the left and swings an inviting ball into the middle but the out-stretching Kane can't get his boot to it. Play continues and Tottenham try again from the right as Kane ambles back onside. Paulinho then plays a brilliant reverse ball into his path but he against squanders the opportunity.

4:31: Is that a spot of hope for Cardiff? Cala picks the ball up on the edge of the area and absolutely smashes an effort through a crowd of players and into the back of the net.

Goal! Southampton 0-1 Cardiff (Cala, 63)

4:26: Gerard Deulofeu brilliantly cuts in from the right and flashes a shot/cross across the box, but it doesn't get the touch it needs to put Everton ahead. Moments later Steven Naismith passes up another excellent opportunity as he places his volley the wrong side of the post. A point will be enough to lift Everton into fourth on goal difference, but given the number of chances his side have, Roberto Martinez will be disappointed if they don't take all three.

4:22: Tottenham want another penalty after Danny Rose goes down following a challenge from Steven Reid after cutting inside from the left. Their waved away despite big protests from Spurs players, but replays suggest it was the correct call and a fairly embarrassing dive from Rose, who is shown a yellow card.


Arsenal: Fabianski, Sagna, Mertesacker, Vermaelen, Monreal, Arteta, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ramsey, Cazorla, Podolski, Sanogo

Subs: Szczesny, Jenkinson, Gibbs, Kallstrom, Akpom, Eisfeld, Giroud.

Wigan: Carson, Perch, Boyce, Ramis, Crainey, McArthur, McEachran, McManaman, Beausejour, Gomez, Fortune

Subs: Al Habsi, Barnett, Caldwell, Maloney, Espinoza, Collison, Powell.

BREAKING: Aaron Ramsey set to start his first game since Boxing Day against Wigan Athletic. Yaya Sanogo also starts.

4:15: Into the second half and Stoke are enjoying themselves against Newcastle. Marko Arnautovic bursts down the left with ease and swings ball into Crouch, but there's just too much on it and the Stoke striker is unable to keep his effort down.


Crystal Palace 0-0 Aston Villa

Fulham 1-0 Norwich

Southampton 0-0 Cardiff

Stoke 1-0 Newcastle

Sunderland 0-0 Everton

West Brom 3-1 Tottenham

3:55: Newcastle's miserable run continues as as Pieters' attemped cross somehow floats over the despairing Tim Krul.

Goal! Stoke 1-0 Newcastle (Erik Pieters, 42)

3:50: Fulham lead! Steve Sidwell swings a free kick into the near post where Rodallega has made a darting run to slam his side into the lead. Vital goal for Fulham, if this game stays like this they will be within two points of safety.

Goal! Fulham 1-0 Norwich (Hugo Rodallega, 40)

3:43: Tottenham get a bit (alright, a lot) of luck as Kyle Naughton's drive across the box takes a huge deflection of Jonas Olsson and loops over Foster. Minutes later the West Brom goalkeeper makes a fantastic double save to deny Spurs a second, initially blocking Paulinho's effort before leaping up to deny Danny Rose.

Goal! West Brom 3-1 Tottenham (Olsson, OG 32)

3:38: West Brom lead 3-0! A half hearted burst into the West Brom box by Aaron Lennon is easily dealt with and the home side spring a counter attack via long ball. The hapless Younes Kaboul gets his header all wrong and nods into space where Sessegnon is bursting into space. He's on the ball in a flash and races goalwards, holding off the challenge of Vlad Chiriches before expertly slotting past Lloris.

Goal! West Brom 3-0 Tottenham (Sessegnon, 30)

3:22: Adebayor steps up and weakly taps towards the right corner and Ben Foster was down well to collect with ease. Rubbish effort.


PENALTY - Tottenham

3:18: Nathan Redmond has drawn an excellent save out of Fulham goalkeeper David Stockdale but it remains goalless at Craven Cottage. Rickie van Wolfswinkel has remained goalless for some time now, he's just hit the 20 hour mark since the last time his name was on the score sheet.

3:14: Oh Spurs. Chris Brunt has made it two, connecting with a neat volley from a tight angle. Any chance of an #AdeSalute this afternoon?

Goal! West Brom 2-0 Tottenham (Chris Brunt, 4)

3:11: Dreadful start from Spurs as they find themselves down after less than 30 seconds! Morgan Amalfitano skips down the wing and pings a cross into the middle that Hugo Lloris can only palm into the path of Vydra who gratefully taps home.

Goal! West Brom 1-0 Tottenham (Vydra, 1)

3:07: A minute silence has been observed at grounds across the country and we are now ready to get underway.

2:49: With so much focus on who is to replace him this summer you'd be forgiven for thinking Tim Sherwood has already been sacked by Tottenham. But after a 5-1 hammering of Sunderland last Monday, there's reason for a pinch of optimism ahead of kick off.

We are on the back of a good win and the boys are confident. West Brom got their first win for a long time and will be confident as well.

Today we are lucky enough to be healthy and we will go with same team and play an attacking way. When we play against the top teams, it is a technical mismatch, they are better than us, that is not the case when we play the other teams." [via BBC Sport]

2:44: After being officially declared dead and buried some time ago, are Fulham capable of pulling off another incredible escape this season? A win over Norwich at Craven Cottage this afternoon will bring to within two points of the Canaries are precariously perched above the relegation zone ahead of kick off. Fulham put six past their opponents on the final day of the 2004/05 season, a similar result would be handy given their dreadful goal difference; they have conceded 74 goals in 33 appearances this season.

2:38: With Arsenal's focus on the FA Cup today, Everton can move into fourth place should they get a result at relegation threatened Sunderland. But despite the Black Cat's current woes, Roberto Martinez is taking nothing for granted.

This is the nature of the Premier League. When you get down to the last six or seven games of the season, every point becomes so significant.

Even getting two wins in a row can completely change your situation. Because of that, this is an important moment of the season for us and Sunderland too. We need to be ready for them at the start of the game. [via BBC Sport]


West Brom: Foster; Reid, McAuley, Olsson, Ridgewell; Amalfitano, Mulumbu, Brunt, Dorrans; Sessegnon; Vydra

Subs: Myhill, Berahino, Jones, Bifouma, Yacob, Anichebe, Dawson.

Tottenham: Lloris; Naughton, Chiriches, Kaboul, Rose; Lennon, Chadli, Paulinho, Eriksen; Adebayor, Kane

Subs: Friedel, Fryers, Veljkovic, Bentaleb, Sigurdsson, Townsend, Winks.

Sunderland Mannone, Bardsley, Alonso, O'Shea, Brown, Cattermole, Ki, Colback, Johnson, Wickham, Borini

Everton: Howard, Coleman, Baines, Stones, Distin, McCarthy, Barry, Deulofeu, Naismith, Osman, Lukaku

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

Newcastle: Krul; S Taylor, Williamson, Coloccini; Anita, Gosling, Tiote, Gouffran, Dummett; Sh Ameobi, Cisse

Crystal Palace: Speroni, Mariappa, Dann, Delaney, Ward, Dikgacoi, Jedinak, Bolasie, Puncheon, Ledley, Jerome.

Aston Villa: Guzan, Baker, Vlaar, Clark, Lowton, Bertrand, El Ahmadi, Westwood, Delph, Agbonlahor, Holt.

2:34: Kick offs across the country will be seven minutes late this weekend to mark the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster.

2:30: Good afternoon and welcome to IB Times UK's LIVE coverage of Saturday's Premier League action. We have six league games with the chase for fourth place and the battle to avoid relegation the subject of our attention before Arsenal annd Wigan meet in the semi-finals of the FA Cup at Wembley. Stick with us for all your team news.