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Draw costly to title hope - Van Gaal
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says beating teams like Aston Villa is a necessity to win the Premier League.
Real Madrid 2-0 San Lorenzo
Real Madrid claim their fourth trophy of 2014 after easing to a 2-0 win against South American champions San Lorenzo.
December is a key month - Pellegrini
Manuel Pellegrini believes the next month is crucial as his Manchester City side move level with league leaders Chelsea.
Sunday's gossip column
Manchester United to launch Bale bid, Tottenham want Berahino, Liverpool consider Rodgers replacements, plus more.
Wenger hurt by Liverpool thrashing
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says he and his team are still hurting from the 5-1 defeat against Liverpool in February.
Liverpool v Arsenal
Preview followed by live coverage of Sunday's Premier League game between Liverpool and Arsenal.
Newcastle United v Sunderland
Preview followed by live coverage of Sunday's Premier League game between Newcastle United and Sunderland.
Dundee United v Celtic
Preview followed by live coverage of Sunday's Scottish Premiership game between Dundee United and Celtic.
Queens Park Rangers 3-2 West Bromwich Albion
Charlie Austin's hat-trick helps QPR climb out of the Premier League's bottom three as they came from 2-0 down to beat West Brom.
Aston Villa 1-1 Manchester United
Manchester United's six-game winning run ends as Aston Villa survive with 10 men to hold on for a draw at Villa Park.
West Ham United 2-0 Leicester City
West Ham remain in the top four after beating struggling Leicester City who are without a win in 12 matches.
Southampton 3-0 Everton
Southampton end their run of five straight defeats as they beat Everton to stay in the Premier League top five.
Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 Burnley
Erik Lamela scores the winner as Tottenham beat Burnley at White Hart Lane to move up to sixth in the Premier League.
Levante 1-1 Real Sociedad
David Moyes is denied a victory for his Real Sociedad side after Levante scored a last-gasp equaliser.
Barcelona 5-0 Cordoba
Luis Suarez scores his first league goal for Barcelona who close to within a point of Real Madrid before Spain's winter break.
Ancelotti hails 'unforgettable' 2014
Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti says winning the Club World Cup is the perfect end to an "unforgettable" year.
SV Werder Bremen 2-1 Borussia Dortmund
Borussia Dortmund could finish 2014 bottom of the Bundesliga after losing at relegation rivals Werder Bremen.
Atletico win ISL with late winner
Former England keeper David James concedes an injury-time goal as Atletico Kolkata win the inaugural Indian Super League.
Manchester City 3-0 Crystal Palace
David Silva scores twice as Manchester City join Chelsea at the top of the Premier League table with victory over Crystal Palace.
Hull City 0-1 Swansea City
Ki Sung-Yueng's fortuitous goal gives Swansea victory over Hull City in their Premier League match at the KC Stadium.
Blackpool 1-6 Bournemouth
Bournemouth hit six goals past bottom-of-the-table Blackpool to move one point clear at the top of the Championship.
Ipswich Town 2-0 Middlesbrough
Daryl Murphy scores his 14th goal of the season as Ipswich beat Middlesbrough to go second in the Championship table.
Cardiff City 2-3 Brentford
Brentford score three goals in the opening period and see off Cardiff City's second half fightback to win a thriller.
Derby County 2-2 Norwich City
Steven Whittaker prevents Derby from going back to the top of the Championship as he strikes late to earn Norwich a point.
Fulham 4-0 Sheffield Wednesday
Fulham's steady climb up the table continues as they ease to victory over Sheffield Wednesday at Craven Cottage.
Aberdeen 1-0 Kilmarnock
Aberdeen move into second place in the Scottish Premiership after a slim win over struggling Kilmarnock.
Partick Thistle 1-1 Dundee
A late own goal by Conrad Balatoni secures a point for Dundee against Partick Thistle in the Premiership.
Ross County 0-1 Hamilton Academical
Hamilton claim their first away Scottish Premiership win since early October by defeating struggling Ross County.
St Johnstone 1-0 Inverness CT
St Johnstone claim their second straight win courtesy of a Brian Graham penalty as Inverness slump to successive defeats.
St Mirren 0-1 Motherwell
John Sutton's goal against his former club, St Mirren, gives Ian Baraclough a debut win as Motherwell manager.
Roma 0-0 Milan
Roma head into the Serie A winter break three points behind leaders Juventus after being held 0-0 by 10-man AC Milan.
VIDEO: Draw leaves Van Gaal 'frustrated'
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says he is "very frustrated" that his side "gave away two points" in their 1-1 draw against Aston Villa.
VIDEO: City adapted to changes - Pellegrini
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini says he is pleased with how his side adapted to so many changes in their 3-0 victory over Crystal Palace.
VIDEO: Pochettino hails Lamela strike
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino says Erik Lamela's winner is "unbelievable" and is better than Ashley Barnes' effort as his side win 2-1 at home to Burnley.
VIDEO: Top four spot delights Allardyce
West Ham United boss Sam Allardyce says being in the Premier League's top four is "a great Christmas present" after his side's 2-0 victory over Leicester at Upton Park.
VIDEO: Saints outstanding in win - Koeman
Southampton boss Ronald Koeman says his side "were outstanding" during their 3-0 victory at home to Everton.
VIDEO: Albion deserved to win - Irvine
West Brom boss Alan Irvine hails QPR striker Charlie Austin as "a top player" after his hat-trick consigned the Baggies to a 3-2 Premier League defeat at Loftus Road.
VIDEO: Fifa at an all-time low - Lineker
Former England captain Gary Lineker says there is no question that "Fifa is at an all-time low" as a result of the crisis surrounding the bidding process for the 2022 World Cup.
VIDEO: Fifa crisis is over - Blatter
Fifa president Sepp Blatter says the crisis overshadowing football's governing body is over after they agreed to publish a report into allegations of World Cup bidding corruption.
VIDEO: Masseur call interrupts Van Gaal
Man Utd manager Louis van Gaal's news conference is interrupted by an announcement on the club's public address system.
VIDEO: Bojan nearly killed me - Mourinho
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says Stoke City striker Bojan Krkic is a "dangerous player" who nearly gave him a heart attack in the 2010 Uefa Champions League.
VIDEO: Lambert unhappy with red card
Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert says Gabriel Agbonlahor's red card was not justified as Ashley Young said to Brad Guzan that he made the foul.
VIDEO: Fantastic day for QPR - Redknapp
Queens Park Rangers boss Harry Redknapp describes his side's 3-2 victory over fellow strugglers West Bromwich Albion as "a fantastic day".
VIDEO: Toffees must defend better - Martinez
Everton manager Roberto Martinez says his side "must defend better" after their 3-0 away defeat to Southampton.
VIDEO: Difficult time at Hull - Bruce
Hull City manager Steve Bruce admits his team are going through a "difficult time" after their 1-0 defeat to Swansea at the KC Stadium.
VIDEO: McArthur was miles onside - Warnock
Crystal Palace manager Neil Warnock says a disallowed goal from "miles onside" James McArthur would have changed the course of his side's 3-0 defeat by Manchester City.
VIDEO: Ki was incredible for Swans - Monk
Swansea City manager Garry Monk says Ki Sung-Yeung's performance was "incredible" in their 1-0 victory over Hull City.
VIDEO: Foxes are not quitters - Pearson
Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson says West Ham's opening goal was "a big blow" as his side fell to a 2-0 Premier League defeat at Upton Park.
VIDEO: Dyche questions Kane goal decision
Burnley manager Sean Dyche questions the referees decision not to give a push from Harry Kane in the build up to Tottenham's first goal in their 2-1 loss at White Hart Lane.
VIDEO: Key stats: Rodgers' Liverpool signings
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has spent £206.5m since joining the club in June 2012 - BBC Sport looks at the key stats of each his signings.
AUDIO: Bulls closure 'hurts' - Supporters' Trust
Vice-chairman of the Hereford United Supporters' Trust, Martin Watson, tells BBC Hereford and Worcester he is "hurt" and "angry" that the club has folded.
Festive cheer or a bleak midwinter?
Which teams have been dealt a friendly set of festive fixtures? And who could slip down the table with a tough run?
Rating Rodgers' Liverpool signings
Robbie Savage rates each of Brendan Rodgers' signings for Liverpool and explains what the manager should do in January.
Predictions: Lawro v Olly Murs
BBC Sport football expert Mark Lawrenson takes on singer Olly Murs in his latest Premier League predictions.
What next for Fifa and Sepp Blatter?
With a report into World Cup corruption to - eventually - be released, president Sepp Blatter says Fifa's crisis is over. Is he right?
'Sierra Leone has become part of me'
Ex-Sierra Leone manager Johnny McKinstry, appointed at 27, recounts his departure from the Ebola-hit West African country.
New York City 'hinge on Lampard'
How Frank Lampard is involved in an intriguing problem that could provide a huge setback for one of the MLS' newest clubs.
Manager ins and outs - December 2014
Track the managerial ins and outs and a list of every boss in the top five leagues in England and the Scottish Premiership.
Dons deserved winners - McInnes
Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes and Kilmarnock counterpart Allan Johnston react to the Dons' 1-0 win at Pittodrie.
Swansea changes paid off - Monk
Swansea City boss Garry Monk defends leaving top scorer Wilfried Bony out of the 1-0 win at Hull City.
Linfield 3-2 Portadown
Linfield will take a four-point lead into Christmas in the Irish Premiership after this win over Portadown.
Henry's career in pictures
With Thierry Henry retiring from football, BBC Sport looks back at his 20 years in the game.
Hartlepool boss wants to sign Evans
New Hartlepool manager Ronnie Moore announces he would like to sign convicted rapist Ched Evans.
West Ham 'are breaking barriers'
West Ham boss Sam Allardyce says his club are "breaking barriers" in the Premier League as they are fourth in the table.