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    Porto vs Benfica LIVE RESULT: Grimaldo puts Eagles ahead as Marega equalises – Sporting keep up four point lead in table

    PORTO and Benfica battle it out in a Primeira Liga grudge match under the lights this evening. TV channel: FreeSports – Freeview 64, Sky 422 or Virgin Media 533. Stream: LiveScore App – Google Play and App Store. Porto team: Marchesin, Nanu, Mbemba, Pepe, Zaidu, Luis Diaz, Sergio Oliveira, Uribe, Tecatito, Marega, Taremi. Benfica team: Vlachodimos, […] More

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    Arsenal 0 Crystal Palace 0 LIVE REACTION: Stalemate at Emirates as uninspiring Gunners lack cutting edge

    ARSENAL did NOT impress fans as they struggled to a 0-0 draw at home to a Crystal Palace side who should have grabbed all three points.
    Mikel Arteta admitted his side were not at the races but clearly missed Kieran Tierney, who was a late withdrawal.

    Stay up to date with our live blog for all the team news and updates…

    THAT’S A WRAP
    Thanks for joining us this evening, don’t forget to check out our match report courtesy of Mark Irwin.

    ON TIERNEY’S ABSENCE
    Arteta spoke of how much his side are missing Kieran Tierney, he added: “He’s a real threat and the way we are playing and attacking on the left- he’s a really important player- but he’s injured, so we have to find a solution.
    “He’s having an MRI tomorrow and then we’ll see how bad it is.”

    ARTETA SPEAKS
    The Arsenal boss said: “We were missing some freshness and quality in the final third.
    “We lacked the last pass, or the timing, or the last shot today – we have to generate more to win the game.
    “I would like to have seen us win today and score a few goals- there were moments where fatigue played a factor, where we gave balls away and allowed them to counter.
    “I can’t fault them with the effort they put in- they tried until the last minute- but it just wasn’t enough today.”

    HODGSON ON POINTS
    On getting a point on the road and a clean sheet, he added: “I think we’re getting back to where we want to be and it’s nice to go into the next phase of the season with 23 points.
    “We haven’t given up hope of getting points at Manchester City, but it’s nice to have points between us and the teams really fighting at the bottom.
    “If we played like we did today, there are points in the bag for us going forward.”

    BOSS SPEAKS
    Roy Hodgson said: ” I’m more than satisfied with everything- I thought or defending was good throughout.
    “I thought there was a particularly good spell in the first-half where we created some good opportunities.
    “In the second half, I feel we wasted several opportunities with the final pass, after getting ourselves in a position with a pass that could have hurt them.
    “But throughout, it was an excellent defensive performance and a fantastic piece of discipline and hard work from the players.
    “I’m really proud with the way they went around their work today.”

    EBERECHI EZE SPEAKS
    Speaking about gaining a point away from home, Eberechi Eze said: “We’ll take it, we put in a good performance and worked hard, we showed our quality on the ball as well, so it’s a good point to take.
    “These type of games you need a chance to go in and it’s difficult because you can go long spells without the ball, but we did put on a great performance.
    “They’re a great team and have loads of quality- with the type of players they have, you have to be alert and keep working hard – I think we did that today.”

    HOW’S STAT
    That’s the first time Arsenal have failed to score at home against Palace ever!
    Arsenal now find themselves in 11th, while Palace are just one point behind them in 13th.

    0 – Arsenal have kept their first home clean sheet in the @premierleague since July (12 games), whilst Crystal Palace have recorded their first on the road since June (13 games), with this the first goalless draw in the top-flight between the sides since Oct 1997. Predicted. pic.twitter.com/fUpcPK4kgJ
    — OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) January 14, 2021

    FT: ARSENAL 0-0 CRYSTAL PALACE

    ARSENAL 0-0 CRYSTAL PALACE
    92. Palace break quickly and Ayew finds himself with the ball on the left of the box.
    He finds space between three red shirts, but takes too long on the ball and his left-footed effort is weak and straight at Bellerin.

    ARSENAL 0-0 CRYSTAL PALACE
    91. Arsenal are inching their way closer to goal thanks to several late tackles courtesy of Palace.
    Saka takes the freekick and bends a lovely ball around the Palace wall, but no forward can get through the gap.
    Great defending again from the visitors.

    ARSENAL 0-0 CRYSTAL PALACE
    90. There have been 79 matches at the Emirates since the last goalless draw.
    Looks as though we’re heading for one this evening.

    ARSENAL 0-0 CRYSTAL PALACE
    90. Four additional minutes at the Emirates.

    ARSENAL 0-0 CRYSTAL PALACE
    89. Substitution for Palace as their captain Milivojevic is replaced by McCarthy.

    ARSENAL 0-0 CRYSTAL PALACE
    88. Arteta tries to hype his team up, they certainly need it!
    Saka whips the freekick in to the centre of the box, but Guaita punches it clear.
    The loose ball falls to Pepe but he sends it flying over the bar.

    ARSENAL 0-0 CRYSTAL PALACE
    86. Townsend gives away a freekick, about 30 yards out on the left.
    He appeared to trip Nketiah up as the pair were both racing towards the ball.

    ARSENAL 0-0 CRYSTAL PALACE
    85. Are we heading for stalemate?
    We’ve got four minutes, plus extra time, to find out..

    ARSENAL 0-0 CRYSTAL PALACE
    84. Zaha goes over in the area, after tussling with Holding.
    But Zaha appeared to have overstretched himself, under pressure from Holding, and was already toppling forward before any contact was made.

    ARSENAL 0-0 CRYSTAL PALACE
    Here’s the Luiz and Zaha incident..

    ARSENAL 0-0 CRYSTAL PALACE
    81. Arsenal’s corner doesn’t beat the first man.
    Arsenal recover and play the ball around the edge of the area.
    Smith-Rowe strikes it from the top of the box, but the low shot can’t make it through the crowd.

    ARSENAL 0-0 CRYSTAL PALACE
    80. Substitutions for both sides; Lacazette is replaced by Nketiah and Ayew replaces Benteke.
    If Nketiah is to have any influence, Arsenal need to actually get the ball up his end of the pitch- it didn’t happen for Laca this evening.

    ARSENAL 0-0 CRYSTAL PALACE
    79. Mitchell’s cross into the box is destined for Townsend, but Saka is goalside of the Palace man.
    Although, he does appear to be a little too calm on the ball as Townsend applies pressure before Saka whacks it away.

    ARSENAL 0-0 CRYSTAL PALACE
    Considering it’s been all Xhaka v Zaha, this was not a sight we expected to see.
    Zaha squared up to Luiz after the Arsenal defender took him out and then clipped his face while he was on the ground.
    In fairness to Luiz, the catching of the face looked accidental.

    ARSENAL 0-0 CRYSTAL PALACE
    76. Ayew is waiting in the wing to come on, but it’s all on hold until they know the severity of Eze’s injury.

    ARSENAL 0-0 CRYSTAL PALACE
    75. Eze is down and looks as though he may needs treatment.
    It appears as though he clashed knees with Partey as the Arsenal man tried to stop his run.

    ARSENAL 0-0 CRYSTAL PALACE
    73. Just like the first half, Arsenal came firing out of the blocks but got a little complacent and have allowed Palace to find their feet.
    Palace have had plenty of opportunities and look the more threatening side.

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    Tottenham 1 Fulham 1 LIVE REACTION: Cavaleiro heads home superb equaliser after Kane opener for Spurs

    HARRY KANE has given Spurs the lead in their Premier League clash with Fulham – thanks to a sensational cross from Sergio Reguilon.
    But Fulham pegged them back in the second half with a resurgent performance as Ivan Cavaleiro nodded in super-sub Ademola Lookman’s cross.

    Stay up to date with all the action from Tottenham Stadium with our live blog below…

    GOODNIGHT FROM NORTH LONDON
    It was a game we knew nothing of two days ago, but Tottenham and Fulham served up a thrilling contest at short notice this evening and ended up sharing the spoils.
    Harry Kane expertly headed Spurs in front midway through the first half, but the visitors grew in strength and belief after the break, and eventually got their equaliser through a fine header of their own – scored by Ivan Cavaleiro.
    Jose Mourinho demanded an apology from Scott Parker before kick-off, but perhaps he should be issuing one of his own after his team sat back on another lead, and were once again caught out.
    Spurs have now dropped ten points from winning positions this season, and are beginning to fall behind the pacesetters at the top; a win would have moved them third but instead they trail behind the likes of Manchester City, Everton and Leicester.
    At the other end of the table, the draw wasn’t enough to lift Fulham out of the bottom three, but they carry a confidence and ability that wasn’t evident two months ago.
    Now tough to beat, the Cottagers have drawn five in a row in the league, and finally ended their London derby hoodoo of 13 consecutive defeats with this deserved point.
    They have another on Saturday against near-neighbours Chelsea, and a similar performance of this calibre will have them troubling Frank Lampard’s team.
    Spurs, meanwhile, go to Sheffield United at their weekend, with their players and manager alike determined to show that they are able capable of dealing with teams marooned in the dropzone.
    Until then, thanks for reading, and goodnight.

    PROUD PARKER
    Fulham boss Scott Parker thought the decision to arrange this fixture two days ago was scandalous but he’s a delighted man this evening after his team fought their way to a deserved draw.

    I thought we were outstanding tonight from start to finish. Nobody really knows what we’ve been through the past couple of weeks. We had players out there who have had one day’s training. I’m very proud of them.
    Scott Parker

    A GOOD POINT
    After a fifth draw in succession, the Fulham players hope their critics are finally getting the message.

    MOURINHO REACTION
    Jose Mourinho was in a relaxed and jovial mood ahead of kick-off, but he’s not smiling now. The Tottenham boss believes his team should have won tonight, but failed to kill the game off.

    We were not good enough, but we were good enough to win. We were good enough to create four or five big chances, and good enough to give Hugo [Lloris] a quiet evening.
    Jose Mourinho

    SPURS STUTTER AGAIN
    Tottenham have now dropped ten points from wining positions this season, four of those in the past three weeks.

    Tottenham have now dropped four points from winning positions in the Premier League since Christmas, no side have dropped more in that timeframeIt’s happened again. pic.twitter.com/wmt4hFDDIq
    — Squawka Football (@Squawka) January 13, 2021

    COTTAGERS REVIVAL CONTINUES
    If Scott Parker can find a way for his side to turn some of these draws into wins, Fulham may not be heading for the immediate return to the Championship that most were expecting.

    Fulham are now five games unbeaten in the Premier League, only Man Utd (11) and Man City (8) are currently on a longer streak in the competition.Who would have thought it. 🤯 pic.twitter.com/CLCEvA6J9C
    — Squawka Football (@Squawka) January 13, 2021

    FT: TOTTENHAM 1-1 FULHAM
    The spoils are shared in North London after Ivan Cavaleiro’s header cancelled out Harry Kane’s first half opener. Both sides could have won in late on in what was a really entertaining contest.

    PEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP!THE FINAL WHISTLE GOES!

    TOTTENHAM 1-1 FULHAM
    90+4. …and Areola gets up to claim.

    TOTTENHAM 1-1 FULHAM
    90+3. Fulham flood the Spurs box for a corner, but Sanchez is first to it to head clear and launch one last attack for the home side.
    Reguilon gets down the flank and delivers into the box…

    TOTTENHAM 1-1 FULHAM
    90+1. A former Spurs youngster, Josh Onomah, is on for Fulham in place of Ruben Loftus-Cheek.
    There will be a minimum of four minutes stoppage time to be played

    TOTTENHAM 1-1 FULHAM
    90. Reguilon has the ball in the back of the net! But the linesman’s flag is up for offside!
    It’s the correct decision too with both Son, who crossed the ball, and the full back who scored ahead of Fulham’s backline when the pass was played.

    TOTTENHAM 1-1 FULHAM
    88. Chances for Fulham on the break. Lookman has a shot blocked, and then Kamara fails to picks out the same player when completely free.

    TOTTENHAM 1-1 FULHAM
    86. Reguilon picks out Son in the area with another clever cross, but the South Korean fails to position his body correctly in order to angle his header on target.

    TOTTENHAM 1-1 FULHAM
    85. Fulham are readying Aboubakar Kamara, who often finds a way to shoot his team in the foot. Stay tuned for an entertaining cameo.

    TOTTENHAM 1-1 FULHAM
    83. Cavaleiro’s confidence is up after his goal, and he demonstrates skill and strength to hold off two Tottenham defenders outside the box.
    Tottenham may be pushing for a winner, but Fulham fancy one of their own.

    TOTTENHAM 1-1 FULHAM
    80. Tottenham win a disputed corner as Anguissa challenges Kane.
    Jose Mourinho wants to make a change before it’s delivered, however, and sends for Carlos Vinicius to replace Tanguy Ndombele.
    The Benfica loanee hit a hat-trick at Marine at the weekend. What a time this would be to open his Premier League account.
    He won’t do it from this set-piece though as Adarabioyo heads clear.

    TOTTENHAM 1-1 FULHAM
    78. Fulham come so close to turning the game on its head!
    Lookman has been a revelation since his introduction and the sub is causing Spurs all kind of problems.
    Running between five opponents, the forward slips a pass behind Tottenham’s defence for Loftus-Cheek, but Lloris gets out quickly to block the subsequent shot.

    TOTTENHAM 1-1 FULHAM
    75. Jose Mourinho responds to the Fulham goal by making a first change. The Tottenham boss sends Erik Lamela on for Harry Winks.

    TOTTENHAM 1-1 FULHAM
    74. Moments after Son had hit the post at one end, Fulham have the equaliser they deserve at the other!
    It’s another excellent header as Ivan Cavaleiro climbs high to plant Ademola Lookman’s left-wing cross past Hugo Lloris.
    With just over quarter of an hour to play, can either side find a winner?

    GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAALLL!!IVAN CAVALEIRO EQUALISES!!

    TOTTENHAM 1-0 FULHAM
    71. Son! Off the post! The Spurs forward is sent clear and looks destined to make it 2-0.
    Son doesn’t get his shot away cleanly as he angles across Areola, but it looks as though it’s creeping in until it bounces back off the woodwork.

    TOTTENHAM 1-0 FULHAM
    70. Scott Parker’s team work the ball from right to left via some impressive pirouettes from Decordova-Reid.
    Lookman takes charge, shows some skill, but is blocked off by attentive defending from Sanchez.

    TOTTENHAM 1-0 FULHAM
    67. Anguissa pulls out some tricks by the corner flag before Ndombele gets the better of the Fulham man. It’s some match up.

    Anguissa vs. Ndombele is a battle I could watch all day. Just pure, joyful, hold-the-ball-at-all-costs, tekkers.
    — Jack J Collins (@jackjcollins) January 13, 2021

    TOTTENHAM 1-0 FULHAM
    66. Is this the attacking instinct Fulham have lacked? Ademola Lookman is off the bench and on in place of Kenny Tete as Scott Parker makes his first change.

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    PSG 2 Marseille 1 LIVE REACTION: Pochettino wins first trophy as a manager as Neymar penalty sees off late OM fightback

    MAURICIO POCHETTINO has won his first trophy as a manager as Paris Saint-Germain have clinched the Trophee des Champions.
    Neymar and Mauro Icardi did the business for PSG as they won the Coupe de France in Lens. Dimitri Payet bagged a late consolation for OM but it was too little too late.

    Follow every kick with our live blog below…

    THANKS FOR JOINING US
    That’s all from us tonight as PSG wrapped up a record tenth Trophee des Champions triumph.
    Neymar marked his return from injury with a goal, in the first time the two sides faced off since FIVE men were sent off in Marseille’s 1-0 win in September.
    Next up for PSG is a trip to Angers on Saturday as they bid to go top of the Ligue One table.
    They’re currently a point behind table toppers Lyon.
    Marseille meanwhile host bottom of the table Nimes, looking to close the gap on the leaders.
    They’re eight points off the top in sixth place, but have two games in hand on all five teams above them.
    That’s all for now though.
    Thanks for joining us, it’s been a pleasure.

    ALL SMILES
    Could this be the start of something special at PSG?
    It’s the Champions League trophy that they really crave in Paris after losing out in the final last year, and if Mauricio Pochettino can manage his superstars well, PSG could become a force to be reckoned with.

    PS-GLEE
    So PSG win their eighth consecutive Trophee des Champions, and with it earn Mauricio Pochettino his first piece of silverware as a manager in just his third game in charge.
    Mauro Icardi netted in the first half to put PSG ahead, before a Neymar penalty seven minutes from time seemingly wrapped things up.
    Dimitri Payet pulled one back though for Marseille in the 89th minute to set up a grandstand finish, but in the end PSG saw the game out comfortably.
    CLICK HERE TO READ OUT MATCH REPORT

    GROUP SHOT
    The PSG players pose for a pic with the Trophee des Champions.

    Credit: AFP or licensors

    Credit: AFP or licensors

    HAVE A LOOK
    Neymar inspects his winners medal.
    He was brilliant when he came off the bench, and looked dangerous every time he picked up the ball.

    Credit: Reuters

    TROPHY LIFT
    Alessandro Florenzi gets his hands on the trophy.

    Credit: AFP or licensors

    Credit: AFP or licensors

    WINNERS
    The PSG players collect their medals and assemble themselves around the trophy.
    Skipper Marquinhos is the last man onto the stage, he picks up the trophy and carries it over to his teammates, before lifting it high into the sky as the confetti flies around them.
    PSG are Trophee des Champions winners for an eighth consecutive year!

    FIRST OF MANY?
    A first piece of silverware for Mauricio Pochettino, who will hope that he can go on to do great things with this PSG side.
    It’s only his third game at the helm!

    RUNNERS-UP
    The Marseille players collect their medals from the podium after a guard of honour from the PSG squad.

    NEYMAR BAGS
    Neymar celebrates after making it 2-0 from the penalty spot.

    Credit: AP:Associated Press

    WINNERS
    Mauricio Pochettino collects his first piece of silverware as a manager in just his third game in charge of PSG.
    He’ll hope that it’s the first of many to come.

    PSG 2-1 MARSEILLE
    So PSG win the Trophee des Champions for an eighth successive year.
    Icardi put Les Parisiens in front in the first half, before Neymar scored from the spot to make it 2-0.
    Dimitri Payet scored with two minutes left of the ninety to make things interesting, but PSG comfortably played out injury time and take the trophy back to Paris.

    PEEEEP! THAT’S FULL TIME!
    PSG 2-1 MARSEILLE!
    PSG WIN THE TROPHEE DES CHAMPIONS!

    PSG 2-1 MARSEILLE
    95. CHANCE!
    Payet delivers a low cross from the left onto the foot of Thauvin on the edge of the box.
    It’s on his stronger left foot, but he blazes over, and that may well be that.

    PSG 2-1 MARSEILLE
    95. Marseille win a throw in on the right wing, which will be launched long into the box.
    It fails to beat the first man though and PSG clear.

    PSG 2-1 MARSEILLE
    94. PSG yellow card.
    Mbappe is into the book for throwing the ball away.
    He thought Neymar was fouled but nothing was given and he threw the ball away in disgust.

    PSG 2-1 MARSEILLE
    93. PSG have the ball in the Marseille corner, exactly where they want it.

    PSG 2-1 MARSEILLE
    91. Sakai fancies his chances from the edge of the box.
    He tries to whip the ball into the top corner, but it’s closer to going out of the ground in all honesty.
    That’s a real waste.

    PSG 2-1 MARSEILLE
    90. FIVE minutes of added time are signalled by the fourth official.
    We could be in for a grandstand finish.

    PSG 2-1 MARSEILLE
    90. PSG substitution.
    Sarabia is replacing Herrera as PSG try to wind down the clock.

    PSG 2-1 MARSEILLE
    89. They couldn’t, could they?
    Thauvin, who has been lively all night, drills a low cross along the six yard box towards Payet.
    Payet gets in front of Marquinhos at the near post and pokes it past Navas.
    Game on!

    GOOOOAAAAAALLLL!
    MARSEILLE HAVE PULLED ONE BACK!

    PSG 2-0 MARSEILLE
    87. PSG substitutions.
    Pereira is coming on for Paredes, and Kean is replacing Icardi.

    PSG 2-0 MARSEILLE
    86. Neymar runs over and celebrates with Mauricio Pochettino on his way back to the halfway line.
    If Pochettino can get the best out of him, PSG could go one better than last season and finally win the Champions League.

    GOOOOAAAAAALLLL!
    NEYMAR SENDS PEPE THE WRONG WAY AND THAT SHOULD BE GAME OVER!
    PSG 2-0 MARSEILLE!

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    Burnley 0 Man Utd 1 LIVE REACTION: Pogba sends Red Devils TOP of the Premier League after late winner at Turf Moor

    PAUL POGBA was the Manchester United hero as the Frenchman fired in a late winner to send the Red Devils top.
    Final score: Burnley 0-1 Man Utd
    Follow all the reaction with our live blog below…

    GOODNIGHT FROM TURF MOOR
    Manchester United are back on top of the Premier League.
    It’s been eight years since the Red Devils last lauded it from the summit of English football at this stage of a season, and they couldn’t have timed their rise any better.
    Ahead of Sunday’s showdown against Liverpool, three points now separate the north-west rivals as they prepare to go head-to-head.
    Paul Pogba was United’s matchwinner at Turf Moor, netting a deflected second half volley to cap a classy performance in midfield.
    Burnley battled hard, starting and finishing the contest with typical gusto, but United dominated for long periods and deserved victory in a game not short on incident.
    The scoreline could have perhaps been different had Luke Shaw been shown red for a first half challenge that occurred during a spell of play that saw Robbie Brady booked, almost sent off and then reprieved of his caution.
    But any other result would have been harsh on United, who felt aggrieved at the ruling out of a fine Harry Maguire header.
    Both Pogba and his manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, were typically tight-lipped about title talk at full time, insisting the United squad were remaining grounded – yet you got the impression that thoughts had already turned to the weekend
    So, on Sunday, it will be the champions against the league leaders. It will be Liverpool against Manchester United. And we cannot wait.
    Until then, goodnight.

    READ ALL ABOUT IT
    Hot off the press, check out Neil Custis’ match report from Turf Moor after Manchester United defeated Burnley 1-0.

    HAPPY AS HARRY
    The captain has issued a rallying call to his teammates.

    THE TABLE
    Here’s how the top six of the Premier League table looks this evening.
    Liverpool face Manchester United at Anfield on Sunday afternoon.

    POGBA REACTION
    Man of the Match Paul Pogba insists that Manchester United are staying grounded despite moving to the top of the Premier League table tonight.

    The game today was very hard. We know it’s not easy to play here, but we got the three points and we’re very happy. There’s still a long way to go so we have to focus again, and until the end of the season.
    Paul Pogba

    “We got the result we wanted so we’re happy.”Paul Pogba admits he is delighted to see #MUFC at the top of the Premier League but reveals he was unhappy with some of tonight’s VAR decisions in Manchester United’s win at Burnley. pic.twitter.com/HUFMvSMYZJ
    — Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) January 12, 2021

    POG’S OWN WORK
    Manchester United’s Paul Pogba was immense this evening, particularly in the second period, and deserved his decisive goal.

    SHOUT TO THE TOP
    The Red Devils are back at the summit. Bring on Sunday!

    1 – This is the first time Manchester United have ended the day top of the Premier League table, having played as many as 17 games, since the final day of their title-winning campaign in 2012-13 under Sir Alex Ferguson. Restored. pic.twitter.com/fHDP8FWTxY
    — OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) January 12, 2021

    FT: BURNLEY 0-1 MAN UTD
    United go three points clear at the top of the Premier League thanks to Paul Pogba’s second half strike.

    PEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP!IT’S ALL OVER AND MANCHESTER UNITED ARE TOP OF THE LEAGUE!

    BURNLEY 0-1 MAN UTD
    90+5. Now Matic is down, and nursing his groin. He may just be eating up a few more seconds, but this is not the way Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would have wanted to play out the final minutes.

    BURNLEY 0-1 MAN UTD
    90+3. Martial should seal the victory when one-on-one with Pope, but fluffs his shot straight at the Burnley keeper.
    In the aftermath, Martial hobbles a way holding his hamstring and appears hurt. He’s quickly replaced by Tuanzebe, but that could be a huge blow ahead of the Liverpool game on Sunday.

    BURNLEY 0-1 MAN UTD
    90. Four minutes of stoppage time are signalled by the fourth official, just as another mad scramble takes place in the United penalty area.
    Tawkowski looks a certainty to score, but fluffs his connection from point blank range, and then Mee and Shaw clash heads as they both throw themselves at the loose ball. Pandemonium.

    BURNLEY 0-1 MAN UTD
    88. Jay Rodriguez is thrown as Burnley pack the area for the corner.
    The delivery is launched into a crowd of bodies and, somewhere amongst them, there’s an arm involved. It’s Harry Maguire, and his hand did not look in a natural position.
    VAR takes a second look and rule no penalty. It’s one of those that would have definitely been given three months ago.

    BURNLEY 0-1 MAN UTD
    87. Vydra! Side netting! The substitute was the late hero on Saturday with an equaliser and he nearly has another here.
    Burnley burst down the right with Vydra dummying to set Westwood loose. The midfielder cuts the ball back, and there’s the Czech striker again with the strike.
    It crashes off the diving Bailly and ripples the outside of the net. Corner.

    BURNLEY 0-1 MAN UTD
    85. Oooof! A loose header clear from Wan-Bissaka falls nicely for the arriving Brownhill just outside the box.
    Cutting across the ball, the midfielder meets the clearance first time to send a fierce shot past the flat-footed De Gea – and wide of goal. Close!

    BURNLEY 0-1 MAN UTD
    82. Martial gets in behind, and senses another Turf Moor goal as he prepares to shoot at the near post.
    The Frenchman is reckoning without James Tarkowski, however, and can only look on in shock as the Burnley defender throws himself in the way to brilliantly block.

    BURNLEY 0-1 MAN UTD
    80. A substitution apiece.
    Mason Greenwood is on for Marcus Rashford while Matej Vydra comes on for Chris Wood.

    BURNLEY 0-1 MAN UTD
    78. Cavani looks riled up again, and uses his anger to good effect to dispossess Lowton.
    He then finds Rashford, who has moved out to the left, but the attack breaks down after an exchange of one pass too many with Pogba.

    BURNLEY 0-1 MAN UTD
    76. Now Burnley pour forward. It takes alert defending from both Pogba and Bailly to head away two dangerous crosses in quick succession.
    Meanwhile, at Molineux, Everton have regained the lead through Michael Keane. They lead Wolves 2-1.

    BURNLEY 0-1 MAN UTD
    74. Is Sean Dyche contemplating changes? He does have Matej Vydra and Jay Rodriguez on the bench.

    BURNLEY 0-1 MAN UTD
    71. Manchester United have the lead!
    Paul Pogba has been the best player on the pitch this evening, and it’s no surprise that the Frenchman is the player to break the deadlock.
    Marcus Rashford finds space on the right, and that allows him time to wait, weigh up his options, and then pick out Pogba on the edge of the box with a lofted cross.
    The French midfielder’s connection is true, but the strike still needs a slight nick off Matthew Lowton to beat Nick Pope.
    United are heading to the top of the Premier League table tonight!

    GOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAALLLLLL!!PAUL POGBA VOLLEYS UNITED IN FRONT!!

    BURNLEY 0-0 MAN UTD
    69. Despite their strong start this evening, it’s been a long time since the Burnley forwards were in this game.
    The home side have yet to register a shot on target this evening. It’s no surprise, they have had the fewest efforts on target in home Premier League games this season (20).

    BURNLEY 0-0 MAN UTD
    67. Cavani! Wide!
    The corner causes confusion in the box as Lowton fails to properly clear, and that offers the striker the chance to take charge.
    He shows great composure to skip back inside the Burnley defender, and then attempts a cheeky curler towards the far corner – to no avail.

    BURNLEY 0-0 MAN UTD
    66. Better from Rashford as he drives down the right.
    He toys with Pieters, not once, but twice, and then drives a cross into the box that Brownhill does well to head behind.

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    FA Cup 4th round draw AND 5th round draw LIVE REACTION: Man Utd at home to Liverpool, Chorley could play Arsenal

    MANCHESTER UNITED will host Liverpool in a mouthwatering FA Cup fourth round tie.
    And non-league Chorley have been drawn against top flight Wolves at home, with the winners potentially hosting Arsenal.

    Here’s how the FA Cup double draw panned out….
    FA Cup Fourth Round Draw
    Cheltenham vs Man City
    AFC Bournemouth vs Crawley
    Swansea City vs Nottingham Forest
    Man Utd vs Liverpool
    Southampton or Shrewsbury vs Arsenal
    Barnsley vs Norwich City
    Chorley vs Wolves
    Millwall vs Bristol City
    Brighton vs Blackpool
    Wycombe vs Tottenham
    Fulham vs Burnley
    Sheffield United vs Plymouth Argyle
    Chelsea vs Luton Town
    West Ham vs Doncaster Rovers
    Brentford vs Leicester City
    Everton vs Sheffield Wednesday
    FA Cup fifth round draw
    Fulham or Burnley vs AFC Bournemouth or Crawley Town
    Man Utd or Liverpool vs West Ham or Doncaster Rovers
    Sheffield United or Plymouth Argyle vs Millwall or Bristol City
    Chorley or Wolves vs Southampton or Shrewsbury Town or Arsenal
    Barnsley or Norwich City vs Chelsea or Luton Town
    Everton or Sheffield Wednesday vs Wycombe or Tottenham Hotspur
    Swansea City or Nottingham Forest vs Cheltenham Town or Man City
    Brentford or Leicester City vs Brighton or Blackpool
    The fourth round is scheduled to take place over the weekend of January 23.
    The fifth round is set to take place during midweek – on Wednesday, February 10.

    ALL GONE PETE TONG
    Liverpool fans wouldn’t have been thanking former star Peter Crouch for drawing them away to Manchester United in the FA Cup fourth round.
    But fans of Chelsea, among others, couldn’t have been happier to see the Premier League’s leaders drawn together.
    Meanwhile the Blues were handed a home tie against Luton.

    POWERFUL SERG
    Sergio Reguilon showed his humble side as he offered a signed shirt to Marine’s Josh Hmami, tweeting “football is way more than just fancy stadiums”.
    And having embraced the FA Cup in such a big way in his debut season, the Spaniard will surely be hoping to be picked for their fourth round tie away to Gareth Ainsworth’s Wycombe at Adams Park.

    It was a great experience for us as well. Football is way more than just fancy stadiums ⚽️❤️. It will be my pleasure to sign it for you 🤝 https://t.co/POO7fFT1CB
    — Sergio Reguilón (@sergio_regui) January 11, 2021

    ALWAYS A PLEASURE, NEVER A CHOR
    Chorley have announced that their limited edition FA Cup shirt from the third round win over Derby has almost sold out following unprecedented demand.
    But fans unable to get their jersey should get another chance as they face Premier League Wolves in round four.
    And there’s no telling how far sales could go if they manage to upset Nuno’s men and set up a potential fifth round tie against Arsenal.

    Due to unprecedented demand, our special (& limited) edition #FACup Chorley vs Derby shirt is NEARLY SOLD OUT!We only have XS, S & M left. Grab yours now before they go.Thank you for all of your amazing support! 👊 pic.twitter.com/Ka2h5xJPGm
    — Chorley FC (@chorleyfc) January 11, 2021

    ROCKET RACKET
    This is the moment West Ham’s FA Cup tie at Stockport tonight was interrupted by an impromptu fireworks display outside the ground.
    But Mike Dean and Mark Noble seemed to take a light-hearted approach and enjoy the spectacle.
    It later turned out that the display was a gesture of support to a 15-year-old fan who had been run over by a police car responding to a 999 call on Boxing Day.
    West Ham ultimately ran out 1-0 winners through a late header from Craig Dawson, setting up a fourth round tie at home to Doncaster.

    LUCK OF THE DRAW
    Manchester City will fancy their chances of going far in the FA Cup after being drawn against League Two Cheltenham Town away.
    And many on Twitter were keen to point out theyears of enviable draws Pep Guardiola’s men have had in the competition.
    In fact, since Guardiola took charge of City in 2016, they have only played a top six team twice – both semi-finals against Arsenal.

    PULL UP A CHAIR
    Wycombe faced Tottenham at the same stage in the FA Cup just four years ago, and it was an epic.
    The Chairboys – then in League Two – looked like they were about to pull off a huge upset when they went into half time 2-0 up.
    And despite Son Heung-min and Vincent Janssen levelling the scores, Garry Thompson came off the bench to put them ahead again going into the dying minutes.
    But goals from Dele Alli in the 89th minute and an incredible 97th minute winner from Son ensured it was Spurs who progressed.

    ⏪ The last time Tottenham played Wycombe⏱️ 23′ ⚽️ Hayes 🔵⏱️ 36′ ⚽️ Hayes 🔵⏱️ 60′ ⚽️ Son ⚪️⏱️ 64′ ⚽️ Janssen ⚪️⏱️ 83′ ⚽️ Thompson 🔵⏱️ 91′ ⚽️ Alli ⚪️⏱️ 97′ ⚽️ Son ⚪️ https://t.co/wNBvcgBpHb
    — WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) January 11, 2021

    TIPPING HIS HAT
    It wasn’t just Chorley who were handed an exciting FA Cup fourth round tie.
    Luton Town are off to Stamford Bridge to take on Chelsea in round four.
    And boss Nathan Jones said: “It’s a great draw against a wonderful Premier League side. We love testing ourselves and this will be a massive, massive test.
    “We are delighted we avoided someone else from our league and it gives us something different to experience.
    “To go to such a prestigious Premier League club will be a special occasion which we’ll be looking forward to.”

    LIV AND KICKING
    Football fans will be treated to two straight weeks of Man Utd vs Liverpool.
    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men visit Anfield this Sunday at 4.30pm for a huge title clash.
    And the FA Cup fourth round draw has ensured they will do it all again the following weekend at Old Trafford in the FA Cup.

    PEEEEP! THAT’S FULL TIME!
    West Ham edge past Stockport 1-0 to set up a fourth round tie with Doncaster Rovers.
    The winner of that game will then face either Manchester United or Liverpool in the fifth round.

    DEADLOCK BROKEN
    Here is a look at the West Ham opener.

    GOOOAAAALLL!
    It’s taken West Ham United the best part of 83 minutes, but the Hammers have finally taken the lead against Stockport.
    Craig Dawson has headed David Moyes’ side in front at Edgeley Park.

    CHORLEY REACTION
    Chorley boss Jamie Vermiglio had this to say on his side’s fourth round tie with Wolves:
    “That is what we really wanted, Premier League opposition.
    “And there is a bit of history because in 1986 Chorley played Wolves at home and beat them 3-0.
    “So we just need to do that again. It is a big draw for everyone. I am made up with that.”

    SLIPPERY STOCKPORT
    Stockport’s clash with West Ham has a proper Sunday League feel about it, with the boggy pitch making this a proper cup tie.
    There’s just over fifteen minuted left to play with extra time looming.

    STOCKPORT COUNTY 0-0 WEST HAM
    There’s less than half an hour left to play in the tie between Stockport and West Ham, with the score still 0-0.
    The longer it stays level, the more Stockport will fancy their chances of nicking a result.

    FIFTH ROUND DRAW
    And here’s the fifth round draw in full.
    Fulham or Burnley v AFC Bournemouth or Crawley Town
    Manchester United or Liverpool v Stockport County or West Ham United or Doncaster Rovers
    Sheffield United or Plymouth Argyle v Millwall or Bristol City
    Chorley or Wolverhampton Wanderers v Southampton or Shrewsbury Town or Arsenal
    Barnsley or Norwich City v Chelsea or Luton Town
    Everton or Sheffield Wednesday v Wycombe Wanderers or Tottenham Hotspur
    Swansea City or Nottingham Forest v Cheltenham Town or Manchester City
    Brentford or Leicester City v Brighton & Hove Albion or Blackpool

    FOURTH ROUND DRAW
    In case you missed it, here’s a look at the fourth round draw in full.
    Cheltenham Town v Manchester City
    AFC Bournemouth v Crawley Town
    Swansea City v Nottingham Forest
    Manchester United v Liverpool
    Southampton or Shrewsbury Town v Arsenal
    Barnsley v Norwich City
    Chorley v Wolverhampton Wanderers
    Millwall v Bristol City
    Brighton & Hove Albion v Blackpool
    Wycombe Wanderers v Tottenham Hotspur
    Fulham v Burnley
    Sheffield United v Plymouth Argyle
    Chelsea v Luton Town
    Stockport County or West Ham United v Doncaster Rovers
    Brentford v Leicester City
    Everton v Sheffield Wednesday

    LAST TIME OUT
    Tottenham and Wycombe have recent FA Cup history, with the two sides meeting in the fourth round four years ago.
    It was an absolute belter of a game, with Wycombe leading until the 89th minute before goals from Dele Alli and a 97th minute Son Heung-Min winner sent the Chairboys crashing out 4-3.

    BUZZING
    Here’s a look at some reaction from the Wycombe Wanderers camp after the Chairboys were drawn against Tottenham in the fourth round of the FA Cup.

    HALF TIME
    The half time whistle has just gone, with the deadlock yet to be broken in Stockport.
    There’s 86 places between the sides in the football league, but it’s currently Stockport County 0-0 West Ham.
    Could we have another FA Cup shock on our hands?

    CAN’T HELP BUT WATCH
    A first half firework display outside Edgeley Park momentarily delayed Stockport County’s FA Cup third round clash with West Ham.
    Mark Noble and Mike Dean couldn’t miss out the display.

    WE MEET AGAIN
    Jose Mourinho returns to Wycombe Wanderers, this time with Spurs, fourteen years after he failed to beat the Chairboys at Adams Park with his star-studded Chelsea side.
    Wycombe held Chelsea to a 1-1 draw in the League Cup semi-final, before losing the second leg 4-0 at Stamford Bridge.

    OPTIMISTIC
    Shrewsbury Town’s path to the FA Cup quarter finals is a tricky one, but the clubs Twitter account seems optimistic that the League One side can get the job done.
    The Shrews are still to play their third round tie against Southampton after the initial fixture was postponed due to a coronavirus outbreak, and would then face Arsenal in the fourth round should they beat the Saints.
    Following that, a fifth round tie would be against the winners of the fiurth round game Chorley and Wolves.

    OLD FOES
    Chorley and Wolves famously met in the FA Cup first round in 1986, after Wolves had fallen to the fourth tier after successive relegations.
    The original tie at Chorley ended 1-1 before another 1-1 draw at Molineux.
    The teams then faced off in a second replay at a neutral venue, Burnden Park in Bolton, with Chorley eventually running out 3-0 winners.

    BIGGER FISH TO FRY
    Chorley were originally scheduled to host Gateshead in the National League North on January 23.
    Instead they now host Premier League and Europa League quarter finalists Wolves in the fourth round of the FA Cup…

    FOURTH ROUND TIES
    Swansea host Nottingham Forest, with Barnsley to face Norwich in another all Championship match.
    Millwall have been handed a home clash against Bristol City, while Brighton host Blackpool.
    Sheffield United reached the quarter-finals last season, and Plymouth now stand in their way in their quest to reach the latter stages yet again.
    The winner of either Stockport or West Ham face Doncaster, with Brentford tasked with knocking out Leicester.

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    Marine vs Tottenham LIVE REACTION: Spurs thrash non-league side 5-0 to reach fourth round of FA Cup – latest updates

    TOTTENHAM reached the fourth round of the FA Cup with a 5-0 thrashing of non-league side Marine.
    Spurs striker Vinicius scored a first-half hat-trick, Lucas Moura bagged himself a free-kick and 16-year-old Alfie Devine notched on his debut to hand Jose Mourinho’s side a ball number for the next round.
    RESULT: Marine 0-5 Tottenham
    TV/Live stream: BBC One
    Marine XI: Passant, Solomon-Davies, Joyce, Devine, Miley, Raven, Kengni, Hmami, Cummins, Hughes, Barrigan
    Tottenham XI: Hart, Doherty, Alderweireld, Roden, Davies, Sissoko, White, Gedson, Dele, Lucas, Vinicius

    Follow ALL the action with our live blog below…

    THAT’S ALL FOR TONIGHT
    Tottenham are into the fourth round of the FA Cup, and Marine’s fairytale comes to an end.
    The football community coming together to support Marine IS and SHOULD be the story, it’s always nice to see some humanity!
    Goodnight!

    VINI VIDI VICI
    Plenty of us have imagined that if a Jose Mourinho team was playing in our back garden, we would draw the curtains.
    Not so the back-garden army who watched from treetops, ladders, shed roofs and verandas as Tottenham ran riot at Marine’s Rossett Park.
    There was even a cardboard cut-out of Jurgen Klopp peering over the fence of one of the houses which back on to the Merseyside home of the Northern Premier League Division One North West club.
    But if the setting had been perfect for the quintessential FA Cup upset, then Mourinho’s men were in no mood to be the bumbling anti-heroes of some romantic comedy.
    Read more: Marine 0-5 Tottenham match report

    MOURINHO SPEAKS
    Speaking after his team brushed aside non-league side Marine in the FA Cup, Mourinho praised 16-year-old Alfie Devine after the youngster scored on his debut.
    Mourinho said: “Alfie is a good young player with good potential that came to the club only this summer.
    “He was lucky enough to have pre-season with us which gave him a close contact with the first team. He’s not a stranger to us.
    “Plays for various youth teams and sometimes comes to us to train. International youth players as well.
    “So good progress. A player with instinctive runs into the finishing areas. We like him”
    And on the topic of Dele Alli, he said: “I liked [Dele] very much. He and Gedson were responsible for our dynamic from the first minutes.
    “Creating for us and causing problems for them and goals for us. Of course our creative players were a bit worried about the pitch.”

    HAT-TRICK HERO
    If you know, you know!

    Well done he’s a Sainsbury’s cashier
    — Matt Zarb-Cousin (@mattzarb) January 10, 2021

    TIER 3 SETTINGS
    Casually leaning out your window to watch Champions League winner Gareth Bale!

    STARS IN TOWN
    Once in a lifetime!

    54′ – Vinicius strikes over the bar. Gareth Bale is warming up here. Gareth Bale is warming up. At Marine. Gareth Bale. 0-4. #COYM
    — Marine Football Club (@MarineAFC) January 10, 2021

    CLASS
    At the final whistle, Joe Hart went straight over to Marine keeper Bayleigh Passant. A lot of respect on display.

    YOUNG SPEAKS
    Marine boss Neil Young spoke to the BBC after the game: “I’m very proud of the players. It was always gonna be tough – you only have to look at the Spurs side.
    “You have to give great credit to Jose Mourinho for the side he picked. He showed us great respect.
    “At the end we were laughing about [which superstar] would be coming off the bench next.
    “It would have been nice to get a goal. Neil hit the bar and James Joyce had a shot blocked, but once they went ahead they showed their class.
    “I’m very proud of the cup run. We’ve had an eventful week, with lot of press and attention. 
    “The football community, and in particular the Tottenham Hotspur supporters, have been incredible.
    “To sell over 20,000 [virtual] tickets in what is a very tough time for our football club … it’s really nice.”

    FULL-TIME STATS
    Spurs dominated the game from minute one, but Marine in their own right made it incredibly difficult.

    Marine changed shape in the second half bringing on an attacker for a defender and it changed their approach in the final third.
    Spurs continued to stretch the game down both wide channels, and had a lot of joy in behind the wing-backs.

    Marine defended valiantly but narrowly, and Spurs had a lot of joy in the wide areas as a result.

    FT: MARINE 0-5 TOTTENHAM
    A very professional and respectful performance from Spurs.
    And Marine in their own right were outstanding, they tried to make it difficult for Spurs.
    Life-long memories have been made tonight for Marine’s players, staff and supporters.
    16-year-old Alfie Devine made history in his own right, scoring on his debut becoming Spurs’ youngest ever goalscorer.

    PEEEEEEP!
    THE FULL-TIME WHISTLE GOES AT ROSSETT PARK!

    MARINE 0-5 TOTTENHAM
    90+1. WHAT. A. MISS!
    Lovely bit of play from Spurs as Devine is released down the right-hand side.
    He squares the ball to Vinicius who spins and sends his effort wide of the post!
    The Brazilian has to hit the target from there!

    MARINE 0-5 TOTTENHAM
    90. Two additional minutes at the end of the second half!

    MARINE 0-5 TOTTENHAM
    88. Vinicius takes the long route round and he manages to get to the by-line before placing his cross right into the arms of Passant.
    The Brazilian has to do better.

    MARINE 0-5 TOTTENHAM
    87. Reguilon tries to get away from Davies, but the Marine right-back comes out on top and wins his side a goal-kick.

    MARINE 0-5 TOTTENHAM
    85. Clarke combines well with Reguilon down the left-hand side.
    Clarke cuts inside onto his right foot and clips the ball towards the far post but Marine clear the danger.

    MARINE 0-5 TOTTENHAM
    82. Fernandes leads the counter attack for Spurs, he has Clarke to his left and Bale to his right.
    The midfielder opts for Bale, but the ball is intercepted allowing Marine to get numbers back.

    MARINE 0-5 TOTTENHAM
    81. Reguilon gets to the by-line and floats the ball towards the far post, picking out Devine.
    The ball is worked across the box and Clarke is slipped in behind the Marine backline, but the the ball goes out of play for a goal-kick.

    MARINE 0-5 TOTTENHAM
    80. Danny Shaw is on for Raven.
    Cardboard Jurgen Klopp and his friend give Raven a round of applause as he leaves the pitch!

    MARINE 0-5 TOTTENHAM
    78. Just over ten minutes to go at the end of the second half and Spurs are cruising.
    Despite the result, Marine should be proud of themselves. They’ve shown a lot of grit and determination.

    MARINE 0-5 TOTTENHAM
    77. Joyce is the first man in the book for a challenge on Gedson.

    MARINE 0-5 TOTTENHAM
    75. Spurs have extended their dominance on the ball, seeing 74 per cent compared to 72 per cent at the end of the first half.

    MARINE 0-5 TOTTENHAM
    74. Double change for Marine as Devine and Cummins make way for Strickland and Wignall.

    MARINE 0-5 TOTTENHAM
    72. Spurs win the ball back and it’s played into the path of Bale who is operating in a more central position behind the striker.

    MARINE 0-5 TOTTENHAM
    71. Marine are enjoying a good spell of possession, they’re keeping it simple.

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    Chelsea vs Morecambe – FA Cup LIVE REACTION: Werner ends goal drought as Blues rout League Two side – latest updates

    Chelsea thrashed Morecambe 4-0 in the third round of the FA Cup thanks to goals from Mason Mount, Timo Werner, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Kai Havertz.
    RESULT: Chelsea 4-0 Morecambe
    FREE live stream: BBC iPlayer – the game is not on TV
    Chelsea team: Kepa, Azpilicueta, Zouma, Rudiger, Emerson, Gilmour, Mount, Havertz, Ziyech, Werner, Hudson-Odoi
    Morecambe team: Halstead, Hendrie, Knight-Percival, Davis, Slew, Stockton, Wildig, Mendes Gomes, Phillips, Cooney, Songo’o
    Stay up to date with all the action in our live blog below…

    THAT’S A WRAP
    Thanks for joining us for a spot of FA Cup action.
    Don’t forget to check out our match report, courtesy of Andy Dillon.
    Chelsea are back in action on Friday as they make the short trip to Craven Cottage to face Fulham.

    CLASSY GESTURE
    Morecambe may have bowed out of the competition, but they were gracious enough to wish Chelsea luck.
    The League Two side now turn their attention to Saturday’s fixture against Leyton Orient where they’ll look to extend their unbeaten run in the league to five games.

    FULL TIMEOur FA Cup run comes to an end at Stamford Bridge. Big thanks to everyone for the tremendous support.Good luck to @ChelseaFC for the rest of the season 👏👏👏[CHE 4-0 MOR] #COYS 🦐 #Shrimps 🏆 #EmiratesFACup
    — Morecambe FC (@ShrimpsOfficial) January 10, 2021

    STAT ATTACK
    Chelsea enjoyed a whopping 84.5 per cent of the possession.
    However, they only managed eight shots on target.

    FULL TIME SCORES
    Chelsea 4-0 Morecambe
    Crawley 3-0 Leeds
    Bristol City 2-1 Portsmouth
    Barnsley 2-0 Tranmere
    Manchester City 3-0 Birmingham
    Extra time in Cheltenham, as the score there is Cheltenham 1-1 Mansfield

    FT: CHELSEA 4-0 MORECAMBE 

    CHELSEA 4-0 MORECAMBE 
    91. Morecambe have hung in there pretty well against some of the biggest names in thee game.
    The score line doesn’t reflect their decent defending today.

    CHELSEA 4-0 MORECAMBE 
    91. Chelsea’s unbeaten run at this stage in the FA Cup extenmds to 23 seasons.
    The last team to knock them out at this stage was Manchester United.

    CHELSEA 4-0 MORECAMBE 
    90. Chelsea are in action against Fulham next, while Morecambe are in London again to face Leyton Orient.

    CHELSEA 4-0 MORECAMBE 
    90. Two minutes of added time at Stamford Bridge.

    CHELSEA 4-0 MORECAMBE 
    88. Tomori is penalised for a foul on Lyons.
    The Chelsea man loses the ball and shows some real pace chasing Lyons down- it looks like a decent challenge to me.

    CHELSEA 4-0 MORECAMBE 
    86. Substitution for Morecambe as McAlinden replaces Stockton.

    CHELSEA 4-0 MORECAMBE 
    85. Chelsea comfortably through to round four with their fourth goal.
    A lovely delivery from the right, courtesy of Azpilicueta, picks out Havertz perfectly in the six-yard box.
    Havertz is up and heads the ball with plenty of conviction into the back of the net.
    A much better header from Havertz than his first-half effort – that should give him plenty of confidence.

    GOOOOOAL
    HAVERTZ HAS GOT HIS NAME ON THE SCORESHEET

    CHELSEA 3-0 MORECAMBE 
    83. Another Morecambe sub is flicking through their red-folder.
    Either he’s choosing his post-match dinner, or checking the game plan…

    CHELSEA 3-0 MORECAMBE 
    81. Gilmour, who’s always busy and always probing, picks up a loose ball in the centre of the field.
    He sends a perfectly weighted pass to the edge of the area, but Pulisic gives the ball away with his first touch.

    CHELSEA 3-0 MORECAMBE 
    80. Anjorin has been with Chelsea since he was seven.
    Can he make his mark today?

    CHELSEA 3-0 MORECAMBE 
    78. Frank Lampard looks as though he’ll be making the most of the five substitutions which are allowed in the FA Cup.
    Zouma and Hudson-Odoi are replaced by Anjorin and Tomori.

    CHELSEA 3-0 MORECAMBE 
    77. Yellow card for Gibson after a late tackle on Hudson-Odoi.
    Nothing too sinister.

    CHELSEA 3-0 MORECAMBE 
    76. Delivery into the penalty area from Gibson on the right is decent.
    Just a shame that there’s no one in the centre of the box to meet his cross- instead Arrizabalaga collects.

    CHELSEA 3-0 MORECAMBE 
    75. Morecambe win a freekick in Chelsea’s half, it’s about 30 yards out.
    It’s whipped in to the centre of the box where Davis gets up to greet it, but his header is straight at Arrizabalaga.

    CHELSEA 3-0 MORECAMBE 
    74. Morecambe make a substitution of their own as Lyons comes on for his debut replacing Mendes Gomes.

    CHELSEA 3-0 MORECAMBE 
    72. Corner to Chelsea is whipped in to the centre of the box by Mason Mount, but Olivier Giroud heads it over the bar.
    That’s Mount’s final touch of the game, as Tammy Abraham replaces him.

    CHELSEA 3-0 MORECAMBE 
    70. BLOCKED ON THE LINE BY HALSTEAD!
    A lovely bit of build-up play sees every attacking player in Chelsea’s line-up touch the ball in and around the box.
    Mount’s twinkle toes ensure Chelsea hold onto the ball that smidge longer than they probably should have, but it was Havertz who eventually had the shot at goal.
    Halstead blocked it well with an athletic leap and recovered quickly to block the German international’s second attempt from close range.

    CHELSEA 3-0 MORECAMBE 
    69. As a League Two defender, it’s not every day you come up against a World Cup winner as they do today in the shape of Olivier Giroud.
    Chelsea have had huge amounts of possession, but Morecambe have limited them to only a few opportunities in front of goal.

    CHELSEA 3-0 MORECAMBE 
    67. Double substitution for Chelsea;
    Olivier Giroud is on for Timo Werner.
    While Ziyech’s game is over, Pulisic is on in his place.

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