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Live Coverage: Saturday's football including FA Cup, Paris Saint-Germain, Bayern Munich

Live Coverage: Saturday's football incl. FA Cup, PSG, Bayern
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Sports Mole brings you live text coverage of Saturday's football, including action from the FA Cup, the Championship and Europe's top leagues.

Good afternoon and welcome to Sports Mole's live text coverage of Saturday's football, including action from the FA Cup fifth round and the Championship.

Premier League strugglers West Bromwich Albion and Southampton face off for a place in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup in one of two 3pm kickoffs, with League Two Coventry City also looking to claim another top-flight scalp when they take on Brighton & Hove Albion.

There are also seven Championship matches taking place which could have significant impacts at both ends of the table, while European heavyweights Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich are in action too.

Make sure you don't miss a moment of the drama courtesy of our minute-by-minute updates below.


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2pmGood afternoon! Thank you very much for joining Sports Mole for today's football action!

It promises to be a big day in the FA Cup as teams do battle for a place in the quarter-finals, while in the Championship there could be major implications at both ends of the table this afternoon. The likes of Paris Saint-Germain, Bayern Munich and Barcelona are also in action, so we will be keeping you up to date with events from all over Europe.

First, though, let's check out the team news for the domestic 3pm kickoffs...


2.02pmWEST BROM VS. SOUTHAMPTON

WEST BROM STARTING XI: Foster; Dawson, McAuley, Evans, Hegazi; McClean, Barry, Krychowiak, Phillips; Rondon, Rodriguez
Subs: Myhill, Nyom, Yacob, Brunt, Gabr, Burke, Field

SOUTHAMPTON STARTING XI: McCarthy; Cédric, Stephens, Hoedt, Bertrand; Lemina, Højbjerg, Ward-Prowse, Tadić, Redmond; Carrillo
Subs: Forster, Bednarek, Peid, McQueen, Sims, Romeu, Gabbiadini


2.04pmBRIGHTON VS. COVENTRY

BRIGHTON STARTING XI: Krul; Bruno, Goldson, Huenemeier, Suttner; Knockaert, Kayal, Stephens, March; Locadia, Ulloa

COVENTRY STARTING XI: Burge; Grimmer, Willis. Hyam, Haynes, Shipley, Kelly, Bayliss, Barrett, McNulty, Clarke-Harris
Subs: O'Brien, Kelly-Evans. McDonald, Stokes, Vincenti, Biamou, Ponticelli


2.07pmBURTON VS. NOTTINGHAM FOREST

BURTON STARTING XI: Bywater; Brayford, Allen, McFadzean, Bent, Akins, Dyer, Naylor, Davenport, Samuelsen, Akpan
Subs: Campbell, Murphy, McCrory, Buxton, Barker, Sbarra, Boyce

NOTTM FOREST STARTING XI: Pantilimon; Lichaj, Figueiredo, Fox, Cash, Tomlin, Brereton, Colback, Lolley, Darikwa, Watson
Subs: Kapino, Guedioura, Bridcutt, Murphy, Osborn, Dowell, Bouchalakis


2.10pmCARDIFF VS. MIDDLESBROUGH

CARDIFF STARTING XI: Etheridge; Ecuele Manga, Morrison, Bamba, Bennett, Paterson, Ralls, Grujic, Hoilett, Traore, Zohore
Subs: Murphy, Peltier, Pilkington, Halford, Mendez-Laing, Damour, Wildschut

MIDDLESBROUGH STARTING XI: Randolph; Shotton, Ayala, Gibson, Friend, Leadbitter, Besic, Howson, Downing, Traore, Gestede
Subs: Dimi, Clayton, Cranie, Fry, Harrison, Bamford, Assombalonga


2.13pmFULHAM VS. ASTON VILLA

FULHAM STARTING XI: Bettinelli; fredericks, Ream, Kalas, Targett; McDonald, Cairney, Johansen, Sessegnon, Ayite; Mitrovic
Subs: Button, Odoi, Christie, Norwood, Piazon, Kebano, Kamara

ASTON VILLA STARTING XI: Johnstone; Elmohamady, Chester, Terry, Hutton; Snodgrass, Jedinak, Hourihane, Tuanzebe, Bjarnason; Hogan
Subs: Bunn, Taylor, Whelan, Lansbury, Onomah, Davis, Grabban


2.16pmPRESTON VS. WOLVES

PRESTON STARTING XI: Rudd; Browne, Johnson, Fisher, Welsh, Davies, Huntington, Barkhuizen, Earl, Robinson, Bodin
Subs: Maxwell, Woods, Spurr, Harrop, O'Reilly, Horgan, Moult

WOLVES STARTING XI: Ruddy; Bennett, Coady, Boly; Doherty, N'Diaye, Neves, Douglas; Costa, Jota, Cavaleiro

Subs: Norris, Batth, Afobe, Gibbs-White, Miranda, Saiss, Bonatini


2.18pmQPR VS. BOLTON

QPR STARTING XI: Smithies; Onuoha, Robinson, Lynch, Wszolek, Luongo, Scowen, Freeman, Bidwell, Washington, Smith
Subs: Ingram, Furlong, Baptiste, Eze, Chair, Osayi-Samuel, Smyth

BOLTON STARTING XI: Alnwick; Little, Beevers, Vela, Ameobi, Robinson, Derik, Walker, Henry, Wheater, Burke
Subs: Howard, Taylor, Dervite, Karacan, Le Fondre, Morais, Clough


2.21pmSUNDERLAND VS. BRENTFORD

SUNDERLAND STARTING XI: Camp; Jones, Clarke-Salter, O'Shea, Browning; Cattermole, Robson, Honeyman, McGeady, Asoro; Fletcher
Subs: Steele, Maja, Williams, McManaman, Gooch, Kone, Matthews

BRENTFORD STARTING XI: Bentley; Bjelland, Jozefzoon, Maupay, McEachran, Watkins, Mokotjo, Egan, Sawyers, Clarke, Dalsgaard
Subs: Daniels, MacLeod, Woods, Marcondes, Judge, Barbet, Mapham


2.24pmBIRMINGHAM VS. MILLWALL

BIRMINGHAM STARTING XI: Stockdale; Jenkinson, Roberts, Dean, Colin, Gardner, Lowe, Kieftenbeld, Boga, Maghoma, Gallagher
Subs: Trueman, Morrison, Bramall, O'Keeffe, Jota, Adams, Jutkiewicz

MILLWALL STARTING XI: Archer; Meredith, Hutchinson, Williams, Gregory, Romeo, Wallace, Morison, Saville, Cooper, Marshall
Subs: Martin, McLaughlin, Tunnicliffe, Cahill, Onyedinma, Elliott, Shackell


2.27pmFULL TIME: Sheffield Wednesday 0-0 Swansea City

The first FA Cup contest of the day has ended goalless and Championship side Sheffield Wednesday will be going to the Liberty Stadium for a replay! You can read a full match report of that contest by clicking here.


2.29pmHopefully we will see more goals and action from around the country in the 3pm kickoffs, and if English football fails to delivery - which it rarely does - then we have four Bundesliga matches just about to kick off at 2.30pm. Bayern Munich are one of those as they look to take another step towards what looks to be an inevitable title triumph yet again.

2.32pmRight, let's turn our attention to the FA Cup fifth round, and while Swansea have been held to a draw in the early kickoff, so far the Premier League teams have enjoyed a good time of it, with both Leicester and Chelsea booking their place in the quarter-finals last night.

At least one Premier League team will crash out this afternoon, though, with West Brom and Southampton facing off in a match between two sides struggling at the wrong end of the table. Brighton are also in action and are looking to avoid an upset against Coventry.


2.34pmWEST BROM VS. SOUTHAMPTON

The Baggies come into this match off the back of a tumultuous week which has seen their chairman and chief executive sacked and four senior players face disciplinary proceedings after breaking a curfew during a recent trip to Spain.

Evans and Barry - who were both involved in that incident - do start today, though, and for Alan Pardew it could be a good chance to take the negative attention away from the club. His own job is far from safe with the Baggies sitting bottom of the table and now seven points from safety, although they did beat Liverpool and Anfield in the last round.


2.36pmWEST BROM VS. SOUTHAMPTON

The Saints also sit in the Premier League's relegation zone, but they are only one point from safety and have only lost one of their last seven games across all competitions - although that did come in rather weak fashion last weekend against Liverpool.

Mauricio Pellegrino is another manager whose job is under intense scrutiny, but leading Southampton a first quarter-final appearance in the FA Cup since 2004-05 could be enough to give him a bit more time to turn things around.


2.38pmBRIGHTON VS. COVENTRY

The biggest story of the day could come from the Amex Stadium as Coventry attempt to pull off another upset, which would create a slice of FA Cup history in the process.

The Sky Blues have already beaten Stoke in this season's competition, and victory this afternoon would see them become the first fourth-tier side in the competition's long and illustrious history to ever knock two top-flight teams out in the same season.

However, the League Two playoff hopefuls have lost all three games so far in February and have only one once on the road this calendar year.


2.40pmGOAL! Wolfsburg 1-0 Bayern Munich

2.42pmBRIGHTON VS. COVENTRY

Brighton will certainly go into this match as heavy favourites, then, particularly as they have experienced an upturn in form of late, going unbeaten in their last four games across all competitions and only losing twice since Boxing Day.

The Seagulls are looking to reach the quarter-finals of the FA Cup for the first time in 32 years, and their home record this season has been very impressive. They have only lost two of their last 14 outings here at the Amex across all competitions, and the only visiting teams to win here this season have been Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea.


2.44pmThe standout match from the Championship this afternoon is Fulham against Aston Villa, with the two playoff hopefuls facing off at Cravan Cottage.

Fulham currently sit fifth in the table and seven points off the automatic promotion spots, whereas Villa are in that coveted second place and are looking to keep clear of Derby and Cardiff, who are currently just a point behind.

This match also pits two in-form teams against each other, with Fulham having won seven and lost none of their last nine league games while also stringing together a six-match winning streak at home. Villa, meanwhile, have won all seven of their games since Boxing Day including three in a row away from home without conceding.


2.46pmCardiff will be hoping to pounce on any slip-up from Villa as they look to bridge the one-point gap to the automatic places when they host Middlesbrough this afternoon.

The Bluebirds are unbeaten in their last five league games - which is a timely return to form following a four-match losing streak - but they have not won back-to-back league games since the beginning of December. Middlesbrough's on form has been very mixed of late, but they need to find some consistency if they are to stand any chance of closing the four-point gap to the playoffs.


2.48pmAnother team chasing the top six is Preston North End, who currently sit one place and three points outside the playoff places following a run of only one defeat in their last 15 games.

Preston face the difficult challenge of leaders Wolves today, though, with the champions-elect having returned to form with a three-game winning streak following a minor blip of a draw followed by a defeat. Wolves boast the best away record in the division, whereas hosts Preston have actually been better on the road than they have in front of their own fans.


2.50pmIt could be a pivotal daty in the race for automatic promotion and playoffs, then, but it could also prove to be important at the other end of the table with plenty of the relegation-threatened clubs in action.

Bottom-of-the-table Burton Albion host Nottingham Forest looking to improve their torrid home form which has seen them incredibly lose 10 and win none of their last 11 Championship outings at the Pirelli Stadium, picking up just one point from a possible 33 in that time since September.

Burton are now four points from safety and take on a Forest side who have a seven-point cushion to the relegation zone despite winning just one of their last 10 league games. Indeed, they have failed to even score in seven of their last eight Championship outings.


2.52pmBurton are only one point behind 23rd-placed Sunderland, who are also at home this afternoon as they welcome 10th-placed Brentford to the Stadium of Light.

Sunderland are three points from safety having won just one of their six league outings so far in 2018, although the most recent of those did see them come from three goals down in the final 20 minutes to earn a draw at Bristol City last weekend.

Only Burton have picked up fewer home points than Sunderland this season, although both of the Black Cats' Stadium of Light wins this season have come in their last five home games. Brentford for their part are eight points off the playoffs but winless in their last three.


2.54pmGOAL! Freiburg 1-0 Werder Bremen

2.55pmBirmingham now sit the right side of the dotted line following a run of only one defeat in six prior to last weekend's derby defeat at the hands of Aston Villa. The Blues have not lost back-to-back league games since December 16 to climb two points clear of danger, although they are now looking for successive home wins for the first time since October.

Millwall are the visitors to St Andrew's this afternoon, with the Lions stuck around mid-table and unbeaten in their last five league games. Millwall had been winless in 21 consecutive away Championship games stretching back to February 2015 before their recent upturn in form, which has now seen them win two in a row.


2.57pmBolton are another team still in danger but currently the right side of the dotted line, with two points also separating them from the relegation zone going into today's game.

The Trotters have only won one of their last five league games and have a truly dreadful away record going into their trip to Loftus Road, having won just one of their last 40 Championship outings on their travels - a run which stretches back to April 2015.

QPR, meanwhile, have lost three of their last four league games but are relatively safe sitting eight points clear of the bottom three and are generally a lot better in front of their own fans.


3.00pmGOAL! Koln 1-0 Hannover

3.01pmKICKOFF! Matches are getting underway up and down the country!

3.02pmKICKOFF DELAYED! One game which will not be getting underway just yet is the FA Cup clash between Brighton and Coventry - that has been delayed until 3.15pm.

3.03pmThe earliest goals are flying in in the lower reaches of the Scottish football pyramid, where St Mirren have taken the lead against Championship rivals Livingston and Airdrie have broken the deadlock against Queen's Park in League One.

3.06pmGOAL! Southend 1-0 Portsmouth

3.07pmGOAL! Koln 1-1 Hannover

3.08pmThe first goal from the English leagues has come through Southend, who have broken the deadlock against League One playoff-chasers Portsmouth courtesy of a Matt Clarke own goal.

3.09pmScotland really is the place for early goals today! Forfar now lead Stranraer 2-0, Livingston have levelled things up against St Mirren and Elgin City have broken the deadlock against Montrose!

3.10pmGOAL! MK Dons 0-1 Charlton

3.11pmGOAL! Hamburg 0-1 Bayer Leverkusen

3.11pmAn important goal at both ends of the League One table as playoff-chasing Charlton take the lead against MK Dons, who go into the day six points from safety.

Meanwhile in Germany, Hamburg's own relegation fight has taken another blow as they have fallen behind against Champions League hopefuls Leverkusen.


3.12pmGOAL! West Brom 0-1 Southampton

3.13pmGOAL! Southend 2-0 Portsmouth

3.13pmGOAL! Scunthorpe 0-1 Northampton

3.14pmSouthampton take the lead in the big FA Cup game of the 3pm kickoffs, and it is a first Saints goal for defender Wesley Hoedt. As has so often been the case in recent weeks it is James Ward-Prowse who gets the assist, swinging a corner into the box which was volleyed home by Hoedt.

3.15pmGOAL! Doncaster 1-0 Fleetwood

3.16pmGOAL! Sunderland 0-1 Brentford

3.16pmBad news for relegation-threatened Sunderland as they have fallen behind at home to Brentford in their Championship clash. Kamohelo Mokotjo got the goal for the Bees, who have won just twice in their last seven away league games.

3.18pmKICKOFF! We are underway in the second La Liga game of the day, with leaders Barcelona taking on Eibar. In-depth live coverage of that match can be found here.

3.19pmKICKOFF! ...and we are also finally underway in the delayed FA Cup contest between Brighton and Coventry. Can the League Two side pull off an almighty upset at the Amex Stadium?

3.21pmHALF TIME! Meanwhile, it is half time in all of the Bundesliga's 2.30pm kickoffs now, with the headline as it stands being that Bayern Munich are losing to relegation-threatened Wolfsburg, who have had just one shot so far.

3.22pmIt has been quite the opening quarter between Livingston and St Mirren in the Scottish Championship. St Mirren took the lead after only two minutes, but Livingston have hit back and now lead 3-1 after only 22 minutes.

3.25pmOFF THE BAR! Almost a dream start to his Brighton career for record signing Jurgen Locadia, who has just hit the bar after only five minutes of his debut against Coventry!

3.27pmGOAL! Doncaster 2-0 Fleetwood

3.27pmOnly three points separate them in League One, but there are already two goals between Doncaster and Fleetwood today. Fleetwood are only two points clear of the relegation zone too, so that could be a damaging defeat for them if they are unable to turn it around.

3.29pmGOAL! Udinese 0-1 Roma

3.29pmBig goal in Serie A as Roma take the lead against Udinese through Cengiz Under, which would be enough to take them up to third place as things stand - at least until Inter Milan take on Genoa later today.

3.30pmGOAL! Sunderland 0-2 Brentford

3.30pmGOAL! Eibar 0-1 Barcelona (Luis Suarez)

3.32pmGOAL! Scunthorpe 1-1 Northampton

3.33pmGOAL! Brighton 1-0 Coventry

3.33pmRED CARD! Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest)

3.34pmGOAL! Cardiff 1-0 Middlesbrough

3.34pmHe may have been denied by the crossbar earlier, but Jurgen Locadia does have his debut goal for the Seagulls to give them the lead against Coventry in their FA Cup clash, finishing off from close range.

Elsewhere in that flurry of activity Neal Maupay has doubled Brentford's lead against Sunderland with a cheeky back-heel goal, Luis Suarez has given Barcelona the lead and Cardiff have broken the deadlock against Middlesbrough through Sean Morrison's header just past the half-hour mark.


3.37pmGOAL! Motherwell 0-1 Kilmarnock

3.37pmGOAL! Southend 2-1 Portsmouth

3.38pmGOAL! Hamburg 0-2 Bayer Leverkusen

3.39pmBayer Leverkusen will be moving from fifth place all the way up to second in the Bundesliga as things stand! They have doubled their lead over Hamburg, who are on course to remain six points from safety.

3.40pmCould he be the answer to Brighton's troubles in front of goal this season?



3.41pmIt certainly isn't the most glamorous game of the day, but Forfar Athletic have raced into a 4-0 lead over Stranraer in Scottish League One, scoring all of their goals inside the opening half an hour. As if that wasn't enough, Forfar began the day bottom of the table, although that flurry of goals could be enough to lift them into a position of safety.

3.44pmIncluding two already at home to Brentford today. Things are looking increasingly bleak for the Black Cats...



3.45pmThings go from had to worse for Bayern Munich, who have just missed a penalty which would have brought them level with Wolfsburg. The runaway Bundesliga leaders can afford a slip-up or two along the way, but Jupp Heynckes may be regretting making eight changes to his side for this match.

3.46pmGOAL! Shrewsbury 0-1 Rotherham

3.46pmA big goal at the top of League One sees fourth-placed Rotherham take the lead against Shrewsbury, who began the day top of the table but are only one point clear of third-placed Blackburn in a fascinating race for automatic promotion.

3.51pmGOAL! Udinese 0-2 Roma

3.51pmGOAL! Brighton 2-0 Coventry

3.52pmRoma wrap an important three points up against Udinese as Diego Perotti scores a second in the first minute of stoppage time, and Brighton also look well on course for victory having doubled their advantage over League Two side Coventry through Connor Goldson.

3.53pmFULL TIME: Udinese 0-2 Roma

3.54pmWe are now into half time of the vast majority of our featured matches this afternoon, with the main exception being Brighton's delayed kickoff against Coventry.

Roma have indeed seen out their win over Udinese, meanwhile, which lifts them up to third in the Serie A table until at least this evening, when Inter Milan take on Genoa.


3.55pmGOAL! Wolfsburg 1-1 Bayern Munich

3.55pmBayern may well extend their winning run to 13 matches after all, having levelled things up against Wolfsburg through Sandro Wagner. Around 25 minutes to go in that one as Wolfsburg look to hang on for a point now.

3.59pmGOAL! Hamburg 1-2 Bayer Leverkusen

3.59pmA glimmer of hope for Hamburg! Andre Hahn has halved the deficit against Leverkusen with 20 minutes remaining!

4.00pmA cracking stat regarding Arjen Robben's saved penalty in the Bayern Munich game earlier - a very rare occurrence in the Bundesliga...



4.01pmKICKOFF! We are underway in Paris, where Ligue 1 leaders PSG are looking to bounce back from their midweek Champions League defeat at home to Strasbourg.

4.03pmHALF TIME! As the half-time whistle blows for Brighton's match against Coventry, a host of other games are getting back underway for the second half.

4.04pmGOAL! Hibernian 1-0 Aberdeen

4.04pmHibernian take the lead against second-placed Aberdeen to make it a perfect start to the second half. That would see Hibs move to within two points of third-placed Rangers, while also giving Celtic the chance to move 15 points clear tomorrow.

4.06pmGOAL! PSG 0-1 Strasbourg

4.07pmWell, well, well - who saw this coming?! PSG concede the lead early on against Strasbourg at the Parc des Princes, with Jean-Eudes Aholou getting the goal to put the visitors in front. Could this be the start of a blip for the runaway league leaders?

4.11pmGOAL! Preston 1-0 Wolves

4.11pmGOAL! PSG 1-1 Strasbourg

4.12pmRED CARD! Mark Little (Bolton)

4.13pmGOAL! West Brom 0-2 Southampton

4.13pmGOAL! Fulham 1-0 Aston Villa

4.13pmSouthampton have doubled their lead against West Brom and look destined now for the quarter-finals of the FA Cup, a stage they have not graced since 2004-05. Dusan Tadic got the goal to double their advantage, further piling the pressure on Alan Pardew's shoulders in the process.

There has also been a big goal in the Championship, where the prodigious Ryan Sessegnon has done it again to give Fulham the lead against Aston Villa.


4.15pmGOAL! Doncaster 3-0 Fleetwood

4.16pmGOAL! West Brom 1-2 Southampton

4.16pmGOAL! Scunthorpe 1-2 Northampton

4.17pmWhat a response from the Baggies! West Brom have immediately restored the deficit to one goal as Salomon Rondon volleys Krychowiak's lofted through-ball home from the edge of the area - a goal of real quality.

PSG also responded very quickly to going behind against Strasbourg and are now level courtesy of a Draxler strike, while Preston have taken the lead against Championship leaders Wolves through Alan Browne's header.


4.19pmRED CARD! John Welsh (Preston)

4.20pmGOAL! Hibernian 2-0 Aberdeen

4.20pmGOAL! MK Dons 0-2 Charlton

4.20pmGOAL! MK Dons 1-2 Charlton

4.21pmGOAL! Preston 1-1 Wolves

4.21pmGOAL! Koln 2-1 Hannover

4.22pmGOAL! Wolfsburg 1-2 Bayern Munich

4.22pmGOAL! PSG 2-1 Strasbourg

4.23pmPreston were jubilant not so long ago, but it has been a bad few minutes for them! First Welsh is sent off for a second bookable offence, and then just one minute later Wolves level things up through Helder Costa!

4.24pmGOAL! PSG 3-1 Strasbourg

4.25pmCORRECTION: Koln 1-1 Hannover

4.25pmFULL TIME: Freiburg 1-0 Werder Bremen

4.25pmFULL TIME: Hamburg 1-2 Bayer Leverkusen

4.26pmFULL TIME: Wolfsburg 1-2 Bayern Munich

4.26pmFULL TIME: Koln 1-1 Hannover

4.27pmPSG have well and truly turned things around after that shock early goal at the Parc des Princes, with Neymar and Di Maria joining Draxler on the scoresheet to make it 3-1.

Bayern Munich were also forced to come from behind to beat Wolfsburg, doing so courtesy of a stoppage-time penalty from Robert Lewandowski to earn a 2-1 victory and make it 13 wins on the bounce across all competitions. Freiburg and Leverkusen have also picked up wins in the Bundesliga today, while Koln and Hannover share the spoils.


4.29pmGOAL! QPR 1-0 Bolton

4.30pmQPR have found the breakthrough against the 10 men of Bolton Wanderers, taking the lead with just under 20 minutes remaining courtesy of Joel Lynch's close-range header.

4.31pmFulham still lead promotion rivals Aston Villa because of this man's goal...



4.32pmGOAL! Fulham 2-0 Aston Villa

4.33pmFulham double their lead over Aston Villa, who will be dropping out of the automatic promotion places as things stand! Ayite has got the second goal, and in some style too as he took advantage of the goalkeeper being out of position to score from all of 45 yards!

4.35pmGOAL! Brighton 3-0 Coventry

4.36pmLeonardo Ulloa is back in Brighton colours, and he is back scoring goals too! The striker makes it 3-0 to the Premier League outfit, who have surely now done enough to book a place in the quarter-finals for the first time in 32 years.

4.37pmGOAL! Scunthorpe 2-2 Northampton

4.38pmRED CARD! Fabian Orellana (Eibar)

4.38pmGOAL! Birmingham 0-1 Millwall

4.39pmFabian Orellana has picked up two yellow cards in the space of eight minutes to make things even more difficult for Eibar, who still trail Barcelona by a goal to nil.

Elsewhere, meanwhile, Millwall are on course to make it three away Championship wins in a row for the first time since April 2014 after Fred Onyedinma came off the bench to give them the lead against struggling Birmingham at St Andrew's.


4.41pmGOAL! Southend 3-1 Portsmouth

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4.44pmGOAL! Partick Thistle 1-1 Dundee

4.47pmHALF TIME: PSG 3-1 Strasbourg

4.48pmGOAL! QPR 2-0 Bolton

4.48pmGOAL! Partick Thistle 1-2 Dundee

4.49pmQPR wrap up the points against Bolton late on as the Trotters' away woes continue. Matt Smith got QPR's second with a header which will leave Bolton still sitting perilously close to the bottom three.

4.50pmFULL TIME: Hibernian 2-0 Aberdeen

4.51pmGOAL! Brighton 3-1 Coventry

4.52pmFULL TIME: QPR 2-0 Bolton

4.52pmFULL TIME: West Brom 1-2 Southampton

4.53pmFULL TIME: Motherwell 0-1 Kilmarnock

4.54pmFULL TIME: Gillingham 0-0 Walsall

4.56pmFULL TIME: Partick Thistle 1-2 Dundee

4.57pmFULL TIME: Burton 0-0 Nottingham Forest

4.57pmFULL TIME: Southend 3-1 Portsmouth

4.58pmFULL TIME: Doncaster 3-0 Fleetwood

4.59pmGOAL! Eibar 0-2 Barcelona (Jordi Alba)

5.00pmFULL TIME: Cardiff 1-0 Middlesbrough

5.00pmFULL TIME: MK Dons 1-2 Charlton

5.00pmFULL TIME: Preston 1-1 Wolves

5.00pmFULL TIME: Oxford 0-1 Plymouth

5.00pmGOAL! AFC Wimbledon 1-0 Bristol Rovers

5.01pmFULL TIME: Sunderland 0-2 Brentford

5.01pmFULL TIME: Birmingham 0-1 Millwall

5.01pmFULL TIME: AFC Wimbledon 1-0 Bristol Rovers

5.01pmFULL TIME: Shrewsbury 0-1 Rotherham

5.01pmFULL TIME: Fulham 2-0 Aston Villa

5.02pmFULL TIME: Scunthorpe 2-2 Northampton

5.02pmThe full-time whistle go across the country, then, but the FA Cup clash between Brighton and Coventry is still going on after that was delayed by 15 minutes. Coventry have pulled a goal back through Jonson Clarke-Harris, but it looks like being merely a consolation.

5.03pmFULL TIME: Eibar 0-2 Barcelona

5.06pmBarcelona wrap up victory over Eibar to extend their lead at the top of La Liga to 10 points - and a whopping 20 ahead of bitter rivals Real Madrid now.

5.07pmFULL TIME: Brighton 3-1 Coventry

5.07pmBRIGHTON AND SOUTHAMPTON QUALIFY FOR THE QUARTER-FINALS OF THE FA CUP!

5.08pmPSG are our only featured team still going, and they look on course for a return to winning ways as they lead Strasbourg 3-1, so let's have a quick recap of the scores from a busy day of action in England...


5.12pmCHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS

Birmingham 0-1 Millwall
Burton 0-0 Northampton
Cardiff 1-0 Middlesbrough
Fulham 2-0 Aston Villa
Preston 1-1 Aston Villa
QPR 2-0 Bolton
Sunderland 0-2 Brentford


5.14pmWhat do those results mean for the Championship table, then?

Well, the headline news is that Fulham's impressive 2-0 win over fellow in-form side Aston Villa sends Villa down to third and out of the automatic promotion places, where they are replaced by Cardiff courtesy of the Bluebirds' win over Middlesbrough.

Wolves see their lead cut by a point having been held to a draw by Preston, who are now only two points off the playoff places in the second tier. Fulham, meanwhile, remain in fifth place.


5.16pmAt the bottom of the table, Burton Albion's dreadful home form continues, although their goalless draw with Nottingham Forest gives them just their second point from the last 36 on offer at home in the Championship and sees them move to within three points of safety.

Burton move level with Sunderland, who lost at home to Brentford this afternoon, while Bolton and Birmingham remain only two points clear of the relegation zone following defeats for both of them. Bolton do, however, move above Birmingham despite their loss by virtue of their superior goal difference.


5.19pmLEAGUE ONE RESULTS

AFC Wimbledon 3-1 Bristol Rovers
Doncaster 3-0 Fleetwood
Gillingham 0-0 Walsall
MK Dons 1-2 Charlton
Oxford United 0-1 Plymouth
Scunthorpe 2-2 Northampton
Shrewsbury 0-1 Rotherham
Southend 3-1 Portsmouth


5.22pmWigan Athletic are in FA Cup action this weekend, but win or lose against the might of Manchester City they will have the chance to move top of League One when they return to league duties courtesy of Shrewsbury's defeat to Rotherham - themselves promotion hopefuls - today.

Scunthorpe also fought back to earn a point against Northampton in their playoff bid, with the Cobblers climbing one point clear of the relegation zone and above Fleetwood, who fell to a 3-0 defeat to Doncaster. AFC Wimbledon, meanwhile, climb out of the bottom three courtesy of their late winner against Bristol Rovers.


5.24pmLEAGUE TWO RESULTS

Barnet 1-1 Accrington
Cambridge United 3-1 Grimsby
Carlisle 2-0 Chesterfield
Cheltenham 0-2 Wycombe
Crawley 3-1 Lincoln
Crewe 1-0 Colchester
Exeter 0-1 Mansfield
Morecambe 1-1 Forest Green
Newport 0-0 Notts County
Stevenage 4-1 Yeovil
Swindon 3-2 Port Vale


5.24pmGOAL! PSG 3-2 Strasbourg

5.24pmNow then! Things might not yet be over at the Parc des Princes, where PSG have been pegged back against by Strasbourg. The capital outfit still lead following three goals in the space of 12 minutes in the first half, but Stephane Bahoken has made it 3-2 and PSG are certainly not having things all the own way here.

5.27pmBack to the less-glamorous League Two now, where there were some big results at both ends of the table.

At the top, Wycombe moved into second place and within five points of leaders Luton with victory at Cheltenham, with Accrington losing ground in the title race as they were held by bottom-of-the-table Barnet. Notts County were the only other team in the top six not to win, but Lincoln and Exeter both fell to costly defeats which enabled ninth-placed Crawley to move to within two points of the playoffs.


5.31pmGOAL! PSG 4-2 Strasbourg (Edinson Cavani)

5.31pmCavani becomes the fourth different PSG name on the scoresheet - and the sixth different scorer altogether - by latching on to Pastore's pass and chipping his finish over the keeper to restore PSG's two-goal advantage in Paris.

5.34pmBack to League Two again, and Barnet's draw at home to Accrington sees them close the gap on Chesterfield to one point, although they remain bottom and six points from safety.

Morecambe and Forest Green - the two teams directly above the relegation zone - played out a 1-1 draw to edge slightly further away, while Crewe picked up a valuable win over Colchester to climb up to 20th.



5.36pmThe late FA Cup kickoff is underway, and Manchester United have wasted no time in taking the lead against Huddersfield through Romelu Lukaku, who powers his finish past Lossl having latched on to a through-ball from Mata.

5.37pmGOAL! PSG 5-2 Strasbourg (Edinson Cavani)

5.38pmCavani has his second in the space of six minutes and PSG have a fifth as they surely put the game to bed against Strasbourg once and for all. Neymar was the provider this time, but it is all about the finish as Cavani lifts the ball over the keeper. Around 10 minutes remaining at the Parc des Princes.

5.40pmElsewhere in Europe, Barcelona's hard-fought win over 10-man Eibar has seen them equal their own club record unbeaten run, set during the Pep Guardiola era...



5.43pmHere is that Manchester United goal which has given them a perfect start to the match against Huddersfield...



5.46pmBayern Munich's late, late victory over Wolfsburg this afternoon not only saw them extend their winning run to 13 matches, but also saw them move a whopping 21 points clear at the top of the Bundesliga table.

Bayer Leverkusen are now their closest challengers following a 2-1 win over Hamburg, which sees them climb from fifth up to second. However, only two points separate second from sixth in a very tight race for a Champions League place.


5.49pmFULL TIME: Paris Saint-Germain 5-2 Strasbourg

5.50pmPSG see out the win in a good response to their Champions League defeat to Real Madrid in midweek, opening up a 12-point lead at the top of Ligue 1 courtesy of a fourth consecutive league win.

5.51pmAnd with that final whistle comes the end of our coverage of today's football - but fear not, we have in-depth updates from the FA Cup clash between Huddersfield Town and Manchester United here. From me, though, it is goodbye for now!

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