Sunday, December 4, 2011

Live - Sunday's latest football scores and results


By Tom Rostance
BBC Sport

1522: Just to clarify that earlier stat - this is Tim Cahill's 100th Premier League appearance at Goodison Park - not overall. He's hardly touched the ball though so far in what has been a scrappy opening spell.
1520: Everton respond well to going behind and from a corner of their own have a glimmer of a chance when Stoke keeper Thomas Sorensen fluffs his attempted punch out. The Dane is able to recover though and pouches the loose ball.
BBC Radio 5 live
1519: Former Scotland international and Blackburn striker Kevin Gallacher at Goodison Park for 5 live: "Stoke, in the air, are very good. But as the ball is played into the box all of Everton's defenders are sucked towards it and no-one is on Robert Huth. All of a sudden, it's in the back of the net!"
Stoke goal: Stoke win a corner with their first foray forward - and it leads to the opening goal. The corner is headed away to Dean Whitehead 20 yards out and his volley toward goal is cheekily turned in by Robert Huth right in front of Tim Howard. A real cute finish from the German defender.
1517: GOALFLASH Everton 0-1 Stoke (Robert Huth)

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Sam on text, via 81111: "The fact that Tim Cahill has only made 100 appearances in 7 seasons shows just how blighted by injury he's been. It should be 200."
1512: First real chance - and it falls to the home side. Seamus Coleman fires a ball across from the right, Tim Cahill is beaten to the header and it runs to Diniyar Bilyaletdinov on the left of the area. The Russian tries an ambitious first-time volley but scuffs his effort horribly into the turf and away to safety. Not one he will want to see again.
1509: It's fair to say it's been a quiet start at Everton. Tim Cahill - making his 100th Premier League appearance - has the first sighter of goal when he turns a cross over the top. No real danger as yet.
BBC Radio 5 live
1508: Former Scotland international and Blackburn striker Kevin Gallacher at Goodison Park for 5 live sports extra: "It's unusual to see Jonathan Woodgate playing as a full-back. Will he tuck in and play a three-man defensive partnership? Otherwise Woodgate will have to learn a new trade."
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Amy on text via 81111: "For a neutral the Manchester derby is a cracking tie. Also so is Arsenal v Leeds."
1502: Roger Speed is embraced by Stoke defender Jonathan Woodgate - who played with Speed at Newcastle - and both managers. We have kicked off.
1458: We have had the Wales national anthem at Goodison Park in tribute to Gary Speed and now there is a minute's applause. Gary Speed's father Roger is out there on the pitch as well.
1454: That concludes the third round draw, with the standout tie being the Manchester derby at Etihad Stadium. A great start to the defence of the trophy for Roberto Mancini and his team.

Reading v Stevenage

West Brom v Cardiff

Peterborough v Sunderland

Watford v Bradford

Chelsea v Portsmouth

Gillingham v Stoke

Liverpool v Southend/Oldham

Sheffield United v Salisbury/Grimsby

Everton v Tamworth

Newcastle v Blackburn

Chelmsford/Macclesfield v Bolton

Barnsley v Swansea

Swindon v Wigan

Fleetwood/Yeovil v Blackpool

Derby v Crystal Palace

Arsenal v Leeds

Norwich v Burnley

Birmingham v Wolves

Fulham v Charlton

Brighton v Wrexham

Coventry v Southampton

Hull v Ipswich

MK Dons v QPR

Sheffield Wednesday v West Ham

Tottenham v Cheltenham
Bristol Rovers v Aston Villa

Doncaster v Sutton/Notts County

Crawley v Bristol City

Dag & Red/Walsall v Millwall

Manchester City v Manchester United

Nottingham Forest v Leicester

Middlesbrough v Shrewsbury

1440: Here we go then, the draw is about to start. Hold tight.
Everton v Stoke
Everton: Howard, Hibbert, Jagielka, Heitinga, Baines, Coleman, Fellaini, Osman, Bilyaletdinov, Cahill, Vellios. Subs: Mucha, Stracqualursi, Distin, Neville, Gueye, Barkley, Rodwell.
Stoke: Sorensen, Woodgate, Huth, Shawcross, Wilson, Shotton, Whelan, Whitehead, Etherington, Crouch, Walters. Subs: Begovic, Jones, Fuller, Upson, Wilkinson, Jerome, Palacios.
Referee: Lee Mason (Lancashire)
1434: That FA Cup draw is coming up any minute now...
1430: That win sees Cardiff move up into third in the Championship by the way. Kenny Miller is proving to be an astute signing.
BBC Radio 5 live
1429: Former Brentford and Torquay manager Leroy Rosenior at Cardiff City Stadium for 5 live sports extra: "It was an even game, and the contentious sending off turned it Cardiff's way. But Birmingham didn't create enough to really worry Cardiff."
1425: FULL-TIME Cardiff 1-0 Birmingham
Full time
1423: Bristol Rovers make it 6-1 as we tick into stoppage time with Eliot Richards slotting in his second. And that's full-time at Totton.
Everton v Stoke
Saj Chowdhury reports:
"Sylvain Distin and Phil Neville return from injury and are named among the Everton substitutes. Stoke defender Jonathan Woodgate returns to the starting line-up having missed Thursday's Europa League tie because he was ineligible. Andy Wilkinson is on the bench after overcoming his knee and calf problems."
Wolves v Sunderland
Chief football writer Phil McNulty reports from Molineux:
"Wolves manager Mick McCarthy admits the sacking of Steve Bruce and the arrival of Martin O'Neill as Sunderland manager has altered the context of today's Molineux meeting, saying: "One of the clubs has lost their manager so we can't dress this up as anything else than a really big, important game. Sunderland are one of our nearest competitors." The pre-match word on Sunderland must go to O'Neill, who said: "I hope I can help Sunderland to a very successful period. That's what I've come for and that's my driving ambition."
Chief football writer Phil McNulty reports from Molineux:
"The focus at Molineux will be on the directors' box as much as the pitch as Sunderland's new manager Martin O'Neill takes his seat to cast his eye over his new charges. He will be looking for signs to build on while Wolves counterpart Mick McCathy will demanding improvements of his own after losing eight of their last 10 league games."
1418: That FA Cup draw is coming up, but first here's what our chief football writer Phil McNulty is expecting from Wolves v Sunderland...
Red card
1414: Massive rush of blood to the head from Ben Swallow as the Bristol Rovers man is shown a straight red card for an unnecessary lunge on Carl Pettefer. Michael Charles then has a great chance to reduce the arrears for Totton but twice misses the target from five yards out.
Danny on Twitter: "I love watching the early rounds of the FA Cup. Just a small reminder of football at its purest and simplest form."
BBC Radio 5 live
1406: Former Brentford and Torquay manager Leroy Rosenior at Cardiff City Stadium for 5 live sports extra: "19 minutes to go and Chris Hughton will be looking to make changes. Perhaps he should bring Chris Wood on, who is Birmingham's top scorer this season."
1402: The shooting training at Bristol Rovers has really paid off today - Eliot Richards is the latest to register a beauty as he arrows a shot into the roof of the net from 12 yards to make it 5-1 to the league side with 15 minutes left.
1401: There's the moment pub goers in the Totton area will be hearing for the next 20 years from Nathaniel Sherborne as the striker gets up to head in a consolation from a left-wing cross.
Cardiff goal: Cardiff don't take long to make their extra man count as former Rangers striker Kenny Miller puts them ahead. Pablo Ibanez makes a hash of a clearance and Miller is on hand to smash into the corner.
1358: GOALFLASH Cardiff 1-0 Birmingham (Kenny Miller)
1355: Bristol Rovers have made it 4-0 at Totton thanks to a towering header from Byron Anthony - but the defender has to raise the bar if he is to compete with his team-mates today. After three early screamers a routine header just won't cut it for me.
Red card
Birmingham red card: Centre-half Curtis Davies - not Steven Caldwell as we were originally told - sees red in Cardiff for hauling down Kenny Miller and Peter Whittingham hits the post from the resulting free-kick.
1351: Best moment of the game for Totton as they come agonisingly close to pulling a goal back. Bristol Rovers goalkeeper Scott Bevan makes a fine double save to deny Nathaniel Sherborne before Jonathan Davies sees a flick cleared off the line.
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Tom from St Andrews on text, via 81111: "I'm tipping an Everton win today. Stoke have scored 2 and conceded 14 collectively after their Europa League games so far. Come on you blues!"
BBC Radio 5 live
1341: Former Brentford and Torquay manager Leroy Rosenior at Cardiff City Stadium for 5 live sports extra: "Cardiff have started much better in this second half. They're playing much quicker football and have already had a chance which should have hit the target."
1337: With that FA Cup third round draw around an hour away, you may want to know which number your team are in the draw. Arsenal are 1 and Charlton are at 64, and you can read the full list right here.
1335: Totton are back under way against Bristol Rovers. Let's have some more cracking goals in the second 45 minutes please...
1330: Another news story you may have missed this morning, and it's bad news for Newcastle. Defender Steven Taylor is likely to miss the rest of the season as he prepares to undergo surgery on his injured Achilles tendon. Bad times.
Everton v Stoke
Saj Chowdhury reports:
"Everton boss David Moyes shared some seasonal goodwill with Stoke this week. "We've got to hope that the poor form they have after Europe remains and we can try to take advantage but there's no doubt we're jealous that we're not in Europe," he said. Tony Pulis says Stoke's achievements to date need to be remembered as they try to overcome a rocky period. "We've got to keep putting things into perspective, stop the bus now and then and look around and smell the roses," said the Potters boss."
Saj Chowdhury reports:
"These two 'safety-first' clubs could easily find themselves up the table if they string together some good results. After a poor start (what's new?) Everton are looking for their third successive win. Stoke stopped their slide last week with victory against Blackburn. Their away form is poor though having lost the last four in the league. This will be tough for the Potters."
1322: Our first Premier League game is set to go at 1500, shall we see what to expect?
BBC Radio 5 live
1322: Former Brentford and Torquay manager Leroy Rosenior at Cardiff City Stadium for 5 live sports extra: "It's been very industrious from both sides, almost cancelling each other out. Birmingham haven't really been under pressure and up front they've done very well holding the ball up. Cardiff will want a bit more width and to be more incisive with their passing in the second half."
1320: It's half-time at Totton, who trail 3-0 to Bristol Rovers, and at Cardiff who are being held 0-0 by Birmingham.
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Ned in Lewis, on text via 81111: "Very sad to hear about Socrates death this morning. Probably the coolest ever footballer and certainly my favourite player."
1317: Gary Hooper has put Celtic ahead at Dundee United as Neil Lennon's men aim to close the gap on leaders Rangers. Most of you are saying that Martin O'Neill is a good apointment for Sunderland. He needs to find a goalscorer though - can he get the best out of Nicklas Bendtner?
1312: There was some bad news filtering in from South America overnight, as Brazilian legend Socrates died at the age of 57. Check out the video of his goals in World Cup 1982 if you can - almost as good as Bristol Rovers.
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Martin from Grimsby on text, via 81111: "Don't forget non league Grimsby Town are still in the draw. Would love to get Man U away or any big club just to get some cash into the club."
Will Carpenter on Twitter: "Last time Bristol Rovers scored three goals like this, Nathan Ellington scored a hat-trick away at Derby in a 3-1 FA Cup win. #bbcfootball"
1307: Mustapha Carayol blots his copybook somewhat at Totton, getting involved in an ugly clash with a member of the Totton coaching staff after they collide in the dugout. The winger is booked after it all calms down.
BBC Radio 5 live
1302: Former Brentford and Torquay manager Leroy Rosenior at Cardiff City Stadium for 5 live sports extra: "Cardiff have had possession but haven't been able to penetrate because Birmingham have defended very very well. The happier of the two managers will be Chris Hughton."
Steven Riley on Twitter: "Leicester rather than Sunderland fan, but just happy to see such a great manager and great bloke back in the game. #BBCfootball"
1258: North of the border, Celtic are in action at Dundee United and you can follow a live text commentary here.
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Spencer, Tamworth fan exiled in Bedford, on text via 81111: "You mention Wrexham and Chelmsford however my home town side are non league and are definitely through - that's Tamworth!"
1253: We have one Championship game under way at the moment as well, where Cardiff and Birmingham are goalless after 20 minutes or so. Cagey affair so far in Wales.
1250: Yes, motormouth himself Martin O'Neill is back after he was appointed Sunderland boss yesterday. He will not take charge at Wolves this afternoon but will be at the game. A big job on his hands? What's your verdict on his return?
1248: Of course, this page is nothing without you lot, so get in touch. Anyone excited about the return of Martin O'Neill? Any lower league fans dreaming of a plum FA Cup tie? Any Bristol Rovers fans prepared to tell me with a straight face that you score goals like this every week? Tweet the commentary via the hashtag #BBCFootball, Tweet me @TJRostance or text in via 81111 (UK).
1246: The final FA Cup tie of the weekend kicks off at 1700, where non-league Sutton host Notts County. It promises to be a big afternoon for defender Simon Downer, who had a glimpse of the big time while on trial at Newcastle a decade ago. Now, after threatening to quit the game altogether, he's lining up for Sutton while also becoming a cab driver in London. If ever one man summed up the spirit of the FA Cup, he's it.
1244: This is turning into a goal of the season competition at Totton, where Danny Woodards has put Bristol Rovers 3-0 up with the third top-drawer strike of the opening 13 minutes. Ruthlessly professsional from the league boys.
1242: There's one second round tie underway as we speak though, where AFC Totton are taking on League Two side Bristol Rovers. Unfortunately for the minnows Joe Anyinsah and Mustapha Carayol have already scored two belters to put the league side 2-0 up inside 10 minutes. Need to know more about Southern Premier League Totton though? You are in luck, as you can read all you need to know here. I'll kick you off with this gem - boss Stuart Ritchie is a big Duran Duran fan. Which already makes him a top man in my eyes.
1240: The draw is coming up at 1440 and I'll be keeping you across all the ties that matter.
1235: Among the teams hoping to pull out one of the Premier League big boys this afternoon are non-league Wrexham - who knocked out Brentford on Saturday - and Chelmsford, who have a replay with Macclesfield to look forward to.
1230: Right everyone, we may have had a mild autumn -we even had daffodils in Cornwall last week - but I am officially declaring winter this afternoon. Crack out your big coat. Yep, it's lashing down, we've got a snow warning, but more importantly, it's FA Cup third round draw day.
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