FT: Swansea 0 Southampton 0

Swansea and Southampton play out a forgettable draw. With Mauricio Pochettino's visitors widely considered to be safe from relegation, they will be pleased to extend their unbeaten run to six matches. Swansea, meanwhile, will be disappointed to fail to win a fifth successive game in a slump at the end of the season but Michael Laudrup's side remain in the top half. Stay with us for all the post-match reaction.

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FULL-TIME: SWANSEA 0 SOUTHAMPTON 0

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Free-kick to Southampton wide on the left and a chance to send the ball into the box. Davis takes the set-piece but it is headed clear and Vorm can then let the ball roll out of play.

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Corner to Southampton on the left. It is headed away to the edge of the box before Yoshida's follow-up is wild and over the crossbar.

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ADDED TIME: There will be a minimum of three minutes added time before the final whistle.

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Mayuka almost has a dream introduction. He shows composure in the penalty area before shooting from close range. But Vorm saves superbly and then shows quick reflexes to gather at the second attempt.

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Mayuka comes on for Rodriguez

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Superb defending and positioning from Hooiveld as he clears to crosses from the right in quick succession.

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There has become a bit of spark to Swansea's game as we approach the final whistle. They are attacking down the right when possible.

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The story of this game for both sides has been the lack of a final ball. Rangel underlines that point when wasting a chance to cross down the right.

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Britton, in very uncharacteristic style, slices a pass when he was attempting to find Davies wide on the left.

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Remember, if Southampton can find a winner, they would move level on points with Swansea.

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Swansea break down the left but Dyer runs the ball out of player before pulling it back for De Guzman. Will we get a goal in this game?

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The biggest cheer of the day greets referee Halsey falling to the ground after getting caught between two Southampton players.

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In a passage of play which has summed up his afternoon. Michu controls the ball on his head before making a bit of a mess of a very ambitious long-range volley from wide on the left. It bounces harmlessly wide.

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It is good to see fit-again Taylor our warming up on the touchline for Swansea. The full-back has been out for over six months with injury.

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Corner to Swansea after Boruc comes out to save from De Guzman. From De Guzman's set-piece, the ball is headed clear at the near post.

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Swansea are finishing the game the stronger side. Southampton have gone quiet as an attacking threat.

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After Rodriguez is forced out of play by Williams when running in on goal, Puncheon comes on in place of Lallana.

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Southampton are getting ready to send on Puncheon.

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Michu has not had his shooting boots on today. He meets a cross but drags it wide of the far post.

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Ki has a claim for a penalty when his toe-poked shot strikes Fox. But referee Halsey plays on. The ball did hit the arm of Fox but it was blasted at him from two or three yards. It is one of those uncertain rules.

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Davies' runs forward from full-back have been ignored by his Swansea team-mates all afternoon. He has been in acres of space at times.

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Could the respective managers consider another substitution? What would be the best changes?

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It remains a very close game and neither goalkeeper has really had much to do.

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Chico gets a warning from referee Halsey for a bit of a high challenge on Cork. But there is no booking.

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Pochettino shows a rare sign of annoyance as he storms from the dugout to shout at substitute Ramirez for a misplaced pass.

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That was excellent defending from Yoshida to keep alive and get back and save his team. It would have been self-destruct from Southampton after they gifted the ball to Michu.

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Southampton survive a huge scare as Yoshida has to clear off the line from Dyer, who had been set up by Michu after a mix-up in the Southampton defence.

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Some news from the touchline is that Lambert came off due to a slight knock. It is not thought to be serious and is only a precaution.

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Do get the feeling that both sides would take a point at this stage. They are both pretty comfortable in the table.

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Southampton make their first change. Lambert has not had the best of afternoons and is replaced by Ramirez.

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Swansea have a third corner in quick succession. De Guzman finally finds a decent delivery and Michu meets the ball. But Boruc can watch the header go wide.

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Swansea make their second change. Hernandez is off to be replaced by Ki.

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From the free-kick, Swansea move forward and Hernandez beats poor defending from Lallana and Clyne to then send a low cross into the six-yard box. But no Swansea player attacks the delivery.

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Referee Halsey gives Swansea a free-kick in the Southampton half after Routledge is brought down.

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Southampton are clearly growing in confidence. Do not forget they are on a five-game unbeaten run. They are passing the ball smoothly and keeping possession away from Swansea.

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Dyer ignores the overlapping run of Rangel and instead scuffs a shot from wide on the right. It is an easy save for Boruc. Rangel does not look best pleased.

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It is the Southampton fans who are singing the loudest at the moment. They are frustrating their hosts. Clyne teases in a cross from the right but Vorm's handling is superb.

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Swansea really have lost their way since the opening 30 minutes of the match. Dyer is not having as much of an influence as he did in that half-an-hour.

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Swansea look to break forward and Williams finds himself as the furthest man forward. But the move breaks down with a rushed pass in the build-up.

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Laudrup and Pochettino both look very composed on the benches. They are both sat down, appear calm and are watching the game without barking orders at their players.

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Southampton double up on Michu in the centre circle to prevent the Spaniard from turning with the ball. The visitors look like they have got to grips with their game plan, unlike in the first half.

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More good defending from Chico, who manages to hold off the pace of Rodriguez before turning and clearing the ball.

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Cork strides forward with the ball from midfield. It then drops kindly for Lallana, whose first time shot is blocked on the edge of the box by Williams.

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Lallana makes a run in behind the Swansea defence but Chico reads the ball very well to ensure the Southampton captain does not receive the pass.

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Lambert will have liked what he saw from that previous attack. His half-time changes almost made an instant advantage.

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Michu immediately makes an impact after moving into the lone striker role. Routledge gets in down the right and crosses well for Michu, whose header is just over the crossbar.

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Southampton will be hoping to pick up where they left off in the first half. They were on top in the closing 15 minutes.

Swansea have made a change at half-time. Routledge has come on for Moore. Michu will be pushed in to the main attacking role.

WE'RE BACK: Southampton get the second half going.

Swansea bossed the opening half-an-hour but Southampton then had the better chances. Lambert's free-kick was the pick of the half and it forced Vorm into a flying save. It has been a good game on the eye and there is a sense of goals in the second half.

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HALF-TIME: SWANSEA 0 SOUTHAMPTON 0

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ADDED TIME: There will be a minimum of one additional minute before half-time.

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Southampton will not want half-time. Clyne goes past Davies and breaks for the penalty area but Hernandez is back to cover.

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Southampton are screaming for a penalty as Lambert goes down when competing for a header with Williams. Lambert was backing into Williams at a long ball before he went down but the latter did have an arm over his opponent's shoulder. Referee Halsey waves play on.

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The whistle goes for another foul on the edge of the Swansea box. But this time Lallana has pulled back Chico. Southampton are finishing the half quite strongly.

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From the corner, Southampton have the ball in the back of the net after Swansea failed to completely clear their lines. Lallana puts the ball in but used a hand to stop Vorm from catching the ball. Vorm was furious and Halsey missed the infringement but referee's assistant Wilkes has his flag up.

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It is the best moment of the match so far from the free-kick as Lambert's dipping 25-yard is tipped behind goal by the diving Vorm. Lambert's free-kick was heading for the top corner.

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Chico brings down Lallana within shooting range of the Swansea goal. Lambert will hope to do better than his earlier free-kick.

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The game has become a bit scrappy. Swansea are not flowing forward with the ease of the opening half-an-hour, which will please Southampton.

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Chico is lucky to get away with a risky pass out of defence. He gives the ball to Schneiderlin, who plays it forward but Lambert runs in the opposite direction to the pass. Swansea regain possession.

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The likes of Cork, Schneiderlin and Lallana have struggled to get on the ball for Southampton. Swansea are still in full control of the midfield.

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Lambert looks annoyed as he stares back at Boruc, whose punt up field gave the striker little chance against the Swansea defence.

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Swansea smack the ball up field. They have started playing long balls over the last few minutes and there have been a few groans from their fans.

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Swansea are not getting enough men in the box when they have the chance to cross. With Michu playing in a deeper role, there is only really Moore attacking the ball.

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Swansea go long down the right. Angel looks for Dyer but his ball is a little too flat and Boruc can come off his line to collect.

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Britton's return for Swansea has had such a calming influence on his team. He is quiet but very effective. He was sorely missed last time out in the 2-2 draw at Norwich, when he was attending the birth of his baby twins.

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As impressive as Swansea have been, they have still not found the right final ball. Southampton are coming back into the game a little bit after half-an-hour.

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There are a few ironic cheers around the Liberty Stadium from Southampton fans as Swansea misplace a pass.

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Again, Rodriguez shows he is not short of confidence. He takes a great first touch in the penalty area before swivelling and forcing a low save from Vorm with a snappy shot.

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Williams decides to go route one instead of looking for a short pass and his big hoof up field almost finds Moore behind the Southampton defence.

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Hernandez is a little fortunate not to run into trouble when taking one touch too many inside his own penalty area. But he was covering for Davies and just manages to clear the ball.

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Lambert takes on the shot from the free-kick. He hits it low into the Swansea wall and it deflects out for a throw-in. That was a real waste.

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Good opportunity for Southampton with a free-kick on the edge of the Swansea box after Williams pushed fellow captain Lallana.

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Fantastic from Hernandez in the middle of the pitch, where a superb first touch takes him away from his marker before he attempts to play in Moore. The offside flag is up against Moore but Southampton have the ball anyway.

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No. De Guzman puts too much power on the corner and sends it over the top of the penalty area to give Southampton possession on the far touchline.

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Another corner to Swansea won on the right by Hernandez. The final ball has not matched the build-up so far. Can they find the right ball from this set-piece?

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Rodriguez is understandably full of confidence and takes on a 30-yard effort from the inside left channel. He sends it swerving well wide.

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Just noticed Pochettino is wearing jeans in the Southampton dugout. Perhaps he will be setting a new trend in the Premier League?

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Lambert has hardly had a touch. But, when dealing with a long ball, he gets a good header in to allow Southampton to keep control.

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There is a brief break in play for Hernandez to get some treatment after an accidental clash of heads with Schneiderlin. Hernandez is back on his feet and looks like he will be okay.

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Swansea are still dominating possession and keep flooding forward. They have full control in midfield.

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Swansea respond by winning a corner on the right. De Guzman's first delivery is headed clear but he gets a second attempt. He curls a cross into the box and Boruc has to get in low among a few bodies to catch the ball and gather it into his chest.

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As if they are listening, Southampton move forward with an attack and Cork's swerving 25-yarder is initially palmed by Vorm before being collected at the second attempt.

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Southampton need to get a foot on the ball and try and regain some control in central midfield. They are being completely out-passed at present.

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Corner to Swansea on the left after another passing attack. De Guzman's set-piece goes deep to the back post and Chico, who is forward from the back, keeps the ball alive. Hernandez's cross-shot eventually forces a save from Boruc.

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It has been an excellent start by Swansea. They do not look like a team who have not won in four games. Swansea keep attacking at will.

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After an interchange of passes in the centre of the pitch between Michu and Moore, Dyer again finds space down the right. His teasing cross is just taken off the head of Moore by Boruc on the edge of the six-yard box.

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Again Dyer gets in down the right and cuts the ball back to the edge of the box. De Guzman runs on to the ball and his first-time shot is closed down by a crowd of Southampton players.

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But Swansea's main attacks are coming down the right. Dyer is getting a lot of space.

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Davies has had an excellent season since filling in for the injured Taylor. He does well down the left against Lallana and beats the Southampton captain twice.

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De Guzman looks to pick out a good run from left-back Davies towards Southampton's back post. But De Guzman's left-foot cross has too much on it and drifts out of play.

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Lallana is disgusted with himself in the centre circle as he passes the ball straight to Davies.

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Dyer has some room down the right but rushes his cross and skews it away from any team-mate in the penalty area.

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As hoped before kick-off, it has already been a pleasing game on the eye. Both sides are trying to get the ball down and move it about quickly.

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Swansea make a strong opening to the match and Michu has a shot charged down on the edge of the Southampton box.

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Referee Halsey starts the match with a blast on his whistle. Halsey is taking charge of his first game back in the Premier League since infamously failing to send off Wigan Athletic's Callum McManaman for the horror challenge on Newcastle United's Massadio Haidara.

KICK-OFF: Swansea get the game going.

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Here come the teams. Swansea and Southampton make their way out of the tunnel at the Liberty Stadium. Kick-off is less than five minutes away.

Opta Fact
The last six goals that Swansea have scored in the Premier League have come from either Michu (three) or Luke Moore (three). Jay Rodriguez has scored in three successive Premier League starts for Southampton.

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Both teams are finishing their warm-ups and heading back towards the changing rooms for their final preparations before kick-off, which is 10 minutes away.

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This is not the first time Pochettino and Laudrup have been in opposing dugouts with the pair having previously done battle when at Espanyol and Real Mallorca, respectively.

Opta Fact
Southampton have won just one of their last six league meetings with Swansea (L3 D2), with this victory coming back in March 1983.

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Swansea are the 13/10 favourites to pick up the points today with Southampton 2/1 and the draw 12/5. The Swans' leading marksman, Michu, heads the first goalscorer betting at 9/2 while in-form Jay Rodriguez is back in the line-up for the Saints and 2/1 to net anytime.

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Both sides are out warming up at the Liberty Stadium. It is a bright, sunny day in South Wales. Fingers crossed for an eye-catching game to match.

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Capital One Cup winners Swansea are in a bit of a slump, which is threatening a potential top-half finish in the Premier League. They have not won in their past four games and boss Michael Laudrup is determined to address the issue. In contrast, Mauricio Pochettino Southampton are on a five-game unbeaten run, which has included victories over Chelsea and Liverpool.

Officials
Referee: Mark Halsey Assistants: D Bryan, M Wilkes Fourth official: L Probert.

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Ryan Bishop says: "2-2 draw today coming from a massive Saints fan! Both teams play deck football and there's bound to be goals! Michu and Dyer for Swansea, because an ex-Saint always scores against us. Lambo and Jay-Rod for Saints. Hopefully our pressing game works as Swansea like to play, but would happily take a point! COME ON YOU SAINTS!!"

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That is one change for Southampton, with Jay Rodriguez coming back into the starting XI in place of Gaston Ramirez. Guly misses out with a virus, while Luke Shaw returns from illness to take up a place among the substitutes. It is three changes for Swansea as Angel Rangel, Leon Britton and Pablo Hernandez come into the first team after the draw against Norwich City last time out. Neil Taylor is back on the bench seven-and-a-half months after breaking his leg.

SFC Team:
Boruc, Clyne, Yoshida, Hooiveld, Fox, Schneiderlin, Cork, S. Davis, Rodriguez, Lambert, Lallana (c). Subs: K. Davis, Fonte, Ramirez, Ward-Prowse, Shaw, Mayuka, Puncheon.

SCFC Team:
Vorm, Rangel, Chico, Williams (c), Davies, Britton, De Guzman, Dyer, Hernandez, Michu, Moore. Subs: Tremmel, Taylor, Monk, Tiendalli, Ki, Routledge, Shechter.

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You can get in touch throughout the afternoon with your predictions, opinion on the team selections and thoughts on how the game unfolds. Southampton could move past the 40-point mark with a win today. Are they safe from relegation? Drop me a line at peter.fraser@bskyb.com or via Twitter @SkySportsPeteF and I will publish a selection of the best comments.

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Everton v C Palace
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Barclays Premier League

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Liverpool 34 51 77
2 Chelsea 34 42 75
3 Man City 32 54 70
4 Arsenal 34 18 67
5 Everton 33 22 66
6 Tottenham 34 0 60
7 Man Utd 33 18 57
8 Southampton 34 5 48
9 Newcastle 34 -14 46
10 Stoke City 34 -10 43
11 West Ham 34 -9 37
12 C Palace 33 -15 37
13 Hull City 33 -6 36
14 A Villa 33 -14 34
15 Swansea 34 -5 33
16 West Brom 33 -11 33
17 Norwich 34 -27 32
18 Fulham 34 -40 30
19 Cardiff 34 -34 29
20 Sunderland 32 -25 25

Updated Tue, 15 Apr 2014

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