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PREMIER LEAGUE LIVE: Arsenal vs Norwich, Aston Villa vs Fulham, Everton vs QPR, Reading vs Liverpool, Southampton vs West Ham

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Adam Shergold

PUBLISHED:

01:00 GMT, 13 April 2013

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13:16 GMT, 13 April 2013

It may be FA Cup semi-final weekend, but there's still plenty of Premier League action to enjoy with five 3pm kick-offs on Saturday afternoon: Arsenal vs Norwich City, Aston Villa vs Fulham, Everton vs Queens Park Rangers, Reading vs Liverpool and Southampton vs West Ham United.

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2.02pm LIVERPOOL team news versus Reading – Brendan Rodgers has made one change from last weekend's goalless draw with West Ham United, with Daniel Sturridge coming in for Stewart Downing.

Liverpool: Reina, Enrique, Johnson, Carragher, Agger, Lucas, Henderson, Gerrard, Sturridge, Suarez, Coutinho
Substitutes: Jones, Assaidi, Downing, Coates, Suso, Shelvey, Skrtel

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Reading: McCarthy, Gunter, Morrison, Mariappa, Kelly, Karacan, Guthrie, McAnuff, Hunt, McCleary, Pogrebnyak
Substitutes: Taylor, Harte, Pearce, Carrico, Le Fondre, Blackman

2pm Hello and welcome to Sportsmail's coverage of this afternoon's five Barclays Premier League matches.

The FA Cup semi-finals may take centre stage this weekend, but there's still plenty at stake in the top flight, particularly in the relegation battle.

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Premier League Saturday afternoon action

Sam Allardyce thinks one win will keep West Ham up

West Ham one win away from safety after valiant draw, says Allardyce

By
Simon Stone, Press Association

PUBLISHED:

16:55 GMT, 7 April 2013

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UPDATED:

17:05 GMT, 7 April 2013

West Ham boss Sam Allardyce believes his side still require another win to secure their top-flight future following today's 0-0 draw at Liverpool.

The Hammers were denied a first Anfield triumph in 50 years when Lucas turned James Tomkins' goalbound header off the line five minutes from time.

Nevertheless, Allardyce's team are edging themselves away from trouble and, unlike Stoke and Norwich, seem to have played themselves into a little bit of form.

One more needed: West Ham boss Sam Allardyce believes his team need one more win to be safe

One more needed: West Ham boss Sam Allardyce believes his team need one more win to be safe

'I'd like another three points,' said Allardyce.

'It depends on the run of the teams below us because some are picking up two or three wins back to back. But we are looking up, not down.'

Tomkins and fellow centre-half James Collins were outstanding, restricting Liverpool to few clear-cut chances, even if one of them was ruled out for offside, only for TV replays to suggest Daniel Sturridge's second-half effort should have stood.

'To have won would have been a massive bonus for us as it is 50 years since we last did it,' said Allardyce.

Outstanding: James Collins (left) was excellent in keeping Luis Suarez quiet

Outstanding: James Collins (left) was excellent in keeping Luis Suarez quiet

Twisting and turning: Mo Diame (left) tries to find a way through the Liverpool defence

Twisting and turning: Mo Diame (left) tries to find a way through the Liverpool defence

'But it is still a very big point, and very well deserved.

'I don't think we have defended better away from home all season.

'Collins and Tomkins were really good when you consider how few chances Liverpool had.'

Tomkins was not able to see out the entire game, although Allardyce revealed the calf injury that forced his early departure was not too serious.

Injured: James Tomkins, who was colossal alongside Collins, went off with a calf injury

Injured: James Tomkins, who was colossal alongside Collins, went off with a calf injury

Not given: Gerrard was denied a penalty, James Tomkins adjudged to have won the ball

Not given: Gerrard was denied a penalty, James Tomkins adjudged to have won the ball

Tracking back: Ricardo Vaz Te (left) epitomises West Ham's work rate

Tracking back: Ricardo Vaz Te (left) epitomises West Ham's work rate

Texas Open – PGA Tour: Rory McIlroy shoots five-under second round to move two shots behind the lead

Rory's back in the groove! McIlroy shoots five-under second round to close in on Texas lead

By
Mike Dawes

PUBLISHED:

23:55 GMT, 5 April 2013

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UPDATED:

00:06 GMT, 6 April 2013

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Rory McIlroy allayed fears about the state of his game by storming into contention at the Valero Texas Open.

With the Masters just days away, the world No 2 shot a five-under-par 67 to follow his even-par opening round, and move three behind leader Billy Horschel in San Antonio.

The Northern Irishman was a late entry for this tournament as he desperately sought to play himself into form for Augusta, and by the looks of today's performance he has done precisely that.

Strong showing: Rory McIlroy carded a five-under round of 67 to finish three shots off the lead in San Antonio

Strong showing: Rory McIlroy carded a five-under round of 67 to finish three shots off the lead in San Antonio

Improvement: McIlroy started the day at level par after his opening round 72

Improvement: McIlroy started the day at level par after his opening round 72

He finished off with birdies at 16, 17 and 18 to make an already good round a quite excellent one, tying with Charley Hoffman and KJ Choi for the lowest score of the day.

McIlroy had a 25-foot eagle putt at the last to go into a share of the lead, and he put it close, but he would have settled for five under at the start of the round and made sure of that by tapping in from inside a foot.

Charley Hoffman, Daniel Summerhays and Steven Bowditch were in the clubhouse on six under, before back-to-back birdies from Horschel moved him two clear at eight-under.

In his stride: McIlroy entered at late notice

In his stride: McIlroy entered at late notice

Leader: Billy Horschel moved to eight-under-par

Leader: Billy Horschel moved to eight-under-par

Meanwhile, Ian Poulter’s attempt to use the Valero Texas Open to help get ready for the Masters threatened to leave him even more short of confidence instead.

Europe’s Ryder Cup hero, who has slipped outside the world top 10, went almost immediately to the driving range to do more work after his second round 75 left him one over for the tournament, just inside the cut.

Poulter tweeted: ‘On the range giving myself a talking to. I was utter dog meat today. Absolutely disgraceful off the tee. But I can still win. No mistakes.’

Struggle: Ian Poulter carded a round of 75 to end day two one-over-par

Struggle: Ian Poulter carded a round of 75 to end day two one-over-par

Struggle: Ian Poulter carded a round of 75 to end day two one-over-par

Later he added: ‘I hit two out of 14
fairways. That’s just simply s***. I’m so mad it’s crazy. Just hit 100
drives on the range and sorted it.’

He drove into the rough at the first hole and missed two short putts, then it got worse as he double-bogeyed the second.

Luka Modric wants to join Manchester United from Real Madrid

Exclusive: Modric eyes move to Manchester United… just days after sending them packing in the Champions League

By
Ian Ladyman

PUBLISHED:

23:00 GMT, 11 March 2013

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UPDATED:

02:01 GMT, 12 March 2013

Manchester United’s Champions League heartbreaker Luka Modric still has his heart set on a move to Old Trafford.

Real Madrid star Modric smashed in a wonder goal to help the Spanish champions beat United on a controversial night of European drama in Manchester a week ago.

Now it has emerged that the 27-year-old Croatian midfielder still harbours dreams of a move back to the Barclays Premier League with United.

Heartbreaker: Luka Modric's goal sent Real Madrid through at the expense of Manchester United

Heartbreaker: Luka Modric's goal sent Real Madrid through at the expense of Manchester United

Modric was high on the wishlist of United boss Sir Alex Ferguson two summers ago as he tried to replace Paul Scholes. But United were put off by the prospect of another summer of haggling with Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy, with whom they clashed over the purchase of Dimitar Berbatov in 2008.

Modric eventually left White Hart Lane for Real in a 33m deal last summer but has not been a guaranteed starter in Jose Mourinho’s team and his goal at Old Trafford last week was only his second of a difficult season. The diminutive midfielder is not in a rush to quit Real but did let it be known when in Manchester last week that he would be very keen on a future switch to Old Trafford.

Since missing out on Modric first time round, United have of course bought Japanese international Shinji Kagawa.

Exposed Modric has found first-team football difficult to secure at Real, where Mesut Ozil is a rival for his place

Exposed Modric has found first-team football difficult to secure at Real, where Mesut Ozil is a rival for his place

Nevertheless, Scholes is expected to retire this summer, Ryan Giggs has perhaps just a season left and Wayne Rooney will attract strong interest from PSG and Bayern Munich at the end of the season.

Still only 27, Modric is young enough to tempt Ferguson, who has been a huge admirer since he first arrived in England from Dynamo Zagreb in 2008.

United, meanwhile, are still waiting to find out if defender Rio Ferdinand will be punished by the FA for an off-the-ball clash with Fernando Torres during Sunday’s 2-2 FA Cup draw with Chelsea.

Controversial: Rio Ferdinand is waiting to hear if he'll be punished by the FA

Controversial: Rio Ferdinand is waiting to hear if he'll be punished by the FA

The FA are likely to make a decision this morning while Ferdinand himself has warned that United cannot let their Champions League setback affect the rest of the season.

He said: ‘That won’t happen. We will go into training and start working towards the weekend. Cup competitions are different from the league. We know what we have to do.’

Brendan Rodgers hopes Jamie Carragher remains at Liverpool

Carry on Carra: Rodgers keen to see Carragher stay at Liverpool after hanging up his boots

-13.

Asked if he thought Suarez could claim the award this term, Sturridge told the club's official website: 'I don’t see why not. There are 11 games left for us so I’m sure he can.

Hit the ground running: Daniel Sturridge has impressed since signing

Hit the ground running: Daniel Sturridge has impressed since signing

'I’ll try to help him get there and give him opportunities.

'It’s always good to get individual glories as a player because they’re the things you can look back on at the end of your career and tell your grandchildren you were top scorer for that season.

'I’m sure he’ll be gunning for that and I’ll try to help him get there.'

After Suarez’s effort made it 4-0 yesterday, Sturridge netted Liverpool’s fifth with a penalty, leaving the England forward’s record since joining the Reds from Chelsea in January showing five goals in seven appearances in all competitions.

The other scorers for the Reds, who moved up to seventh place with the win, were Steven Gerrard with another spot-kick, Philippe Coutinho and Jose Enrique.

Roberto Mancini says Manchester City are still in the title race

'We can recover': Mancini says City still in the title race despite the cavernous nine point gap between them and United

By
Paul Collins

PUBLISHED:

19:15 GMT, 3 February 2013

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UPDATED:

19:17 GMT, 3 February 2013

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini insisted the Barclays Premier League title race was not over after his team's 2-2 draw with Liverpool this afternoon.

The result at the Etihad Stadium leaves second-placed City nine points adrift of leaders Manchester United.

Acute: Sergio Aguero (right) scored the equaliser in the 2-2 draw from the tightest of angles

Acute: Sergio Aguero (right) scored the equaliser in the 2-2 draw from the tightest of angles

And following the contest, Mancini told Sky Sports 1: 'There are still 13 games until the end.

'No, (it is not over) – I think we can recover nine points.'

Edin Dzeko put the hosts in front before strikes from Daniel Sturridge and Steven Gerrard to made it 2-1 to Liverpool.

Sergio Aguero then equalised in the 78th minute, capitalising superbly on an error by Reds goalkeeper Jose Reina.

It's not over: Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini (pictured) insisted the title race is not over, despite sitting nine points behind neighbours Manchester United

It's not over: Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini (pictured) insisted the title race is not over, despite sitting nine points behind neighbours Manchester United

Mancini felt aggrieved that play had not stopped in the build-up to Sturridge's goal after Dzeko was challenged by Daniel Agger.

He said: 'I think Liverpool played a good game. We conceded two goals, stupid goals for me.

'But before the first goal there was a big foul – if it had happened with us, probably there would have been a red card.

In the lead: City did go 1-0 up through an Edin Dzeko (pictured) goal

In the lead: City did go 1-0 up through an Edin Dzeko (pictured) goal

'Instead, the referee and linesman did not see anything. In the end, though, I think it was the right result.'

Asked if he felt Liverpool should have put the ball out when Dzeko was left on the turf by Agger, Mancini said: 'Probably, because after this foul I think there were several seconds (before the goal).

'I think so, but this can happen. I think it was a foul and should have been a yellow card. The rules are the same for everyone always.'

Liverpool fight back: Daniel Sturridge drew the Reds level with a strike from outside the box

Liverpool fight back: Daniel Sturridge drew the Reds level with a strike from outside the box…

...Before Steven Gerrard (right) put Liverpool into the lead with a beautiful half-volley that flew beyond Joe Hart

…Before Steven Gerrard (right) put Liverpool into the lead with a beautiful half-volley that flew beyond Joe Hart

Michael Carrick, Daniel Sturridge and Jermain Defoe injured for England v Brazil

Triple injury blow for Hodgson with Carrick, Defoe and Sturridge out of Brazil clash

By
Rik Sharma

PUBLISHED:

19:19 GMT, 3 February 2013

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UPDATED:

19:19 GMT, 3 February 2013

Roy Hodgson has been hit with three injury problems ahead of England's friendly with Brazil at Wembley on Wednesday.

Michael Carrick, Daniel Sturridge and Jermain Defoe are all set to withdraw from the squad and miss the game after picking up problems during domestic fixtures this weekend.

Sturridge is suffering from a thigh problem which he sustained just before half-time in Liverpool's clash with Manchester City on Sunday night.

Blow: Daniel Sturridge will miss the prestige friendly against Brazil

Blow: Daniel Sturridge will miss the prestige friendly against Brazil

Withdrawal: Michael Carrick will also be out of Roy Hodgson's squad

Withdrawal: Michael Carrick will also be out of Roy Hodgson's squad

The Reds January signing excelled, scoring with a rifled shot which flashed past his countryman Joe Hart.

Manchester United midfielder Carrick is also unavailable, for an as yet unspecified injury.

Defoe picked up an ankle injury in the clash between West Brom and Tottenham at the Hawthorns on Sunday lunchtime in a challenge with Shane Long.

The striker hobbled off in obvious distress and will undergo further tests to determine the severity of the injury.

Agony: Defoe injured his ankle and could be out for up to three weeks

Agony: Defoe injured his ankle and could be out for up to three weeks

Another injury problem has afflicted Brazil legend Pele, who was set to watch the match but will not make the trip to England because of a hip injury.

'I'd like to send my sincere apologies,' Pele said.

'I will come visit England soon, and I also look forward to seeing all of you next summer here in Brazil [for the World Cup].

'I would like to wish The FA a very happy 150th anniversary.'

Problems: Roy Hodgson (right) will consider some new options for his squad following the injuries

Problems: Roy Hodgson (right) will consider some new options for his squad following the injuries

Daniel Potts in hospital after Bacary Sagna collision in West Ham v Arsenal match

Potts kept in hospital overnight as West Ham defender is left unconscious following nasty head collision

By
Laurie Whitwell

PUBLISHED:

22:41 GMT, 23 January 2013

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UPDATED:

00:05 GMT, 24 January 2013

West Ham youngster Dan Potts is in hospital under observation after being knocked unconscious through a nasty clash with Bacary Sagna.

The 18-year-old lay motionless on the Emirates turf for 10 minutes as medical staff attempted to revive him, before taking him from the field on a stretcher.

Potts, son of former West Ham captain and current under-18 manager Steve, had only come off the substitutes' bench 11 minutes before banging his head into the Sagna's shoulder off the ball in the 73rd minute.

Flat out: Daniel Potts was knocked unconcious following a clash of heads with Arsenal defender Bacary Sagna

Flat out: Daniel Potts was knocked unconcious following a clash of heads with Arsenal defender Bacary Sagna

The left-back then fell awkwardly on the floor and was reportedly not making sense when speaking to those nearby.

The crowd watched silently as left-back Potts was strapped in a neck brace and applauded as he went down the tunnel. Sagna checked on him to offer warm words as he left the pitch.

West Ham club doctor Richard Weiler
went to the hospital with Potts, who starred in both FA Cup matches
against Manchester United, and manager Sam Allardyce said his defender
had at least recovered his senses.

Unconscious: There were 12 minutes of injury time at the Emirates after a collision involving Danny Potts

Unconscious: There were 12 minutes of injury time at the Emirates after a collision involving Dan Potts

Danny Potts

Allardyce said: 'Potts has gone
straight to hospital with concussion, he was unable to give the correct
answers to the questions. When you hit the floor like that it might be a
problem, he hit the floor as a dead weight.

'They have protected his neck. He was
out for a few seconds. He was not fully conscious when he came off. We
were concerned at how long it took.

On his side: Potts has gone straight to hospital with concussion, Sam Allardyce confirmed after the game

On his side: Potts has gone straight to hospital with concussion, Sam Allardyce confirmed after the game

'They have to make sure they protect
the spine the right way getting them on the stretcher; that's why it
took the time it did. Hopefully he will make a speedy recovery.'

Jack Collison, who scored his first
goal at the Emirates since returning from lengthy injury, said losing
Potts would be a big blow.

'It's disappointing,' the midfielder
said. 'He's been magnificent for us these past few weeks. To get a
chance tonight at a place like this is what he's worked so hard for.

'We wish him a speedy recovery. I
think there was a clash, these things happen. You've got to say well
done to the medical team, they got in there and he's in the best hands.'

Arsenal 5 West Ham 1: match report

Arsenal 5 West Ham 1: Giroud at the double as Wenger's side put Hammers to the sword

PUBLISHED:

21:47 GMT, 23 January 2013

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UPDATED:

22:15 GMT, 23 January 2013

Arsenal kickstarted their Barclays Premier League campaign as they blew West Ham away with four goals in the space of 10 minutes at the start of the second half to run out 5-1 winners at Emirates Stadium.

The Gunners had slumped to successive defeats against Manchester City and Chelsea to leave them facing an uphill battle to regain a place in the top four.

Manager Arsene Wenger knew there was no more margin for error and despite falling behind in tonight's rearranged Boxing Day fixture to a fine strike from Jack Collison, his side found their form, equalising through Lukas Podolski's 25-yard screamer.

Brace yourself: Olivier Giroud scored two goals in ten minutes as Arsenal ran riot at the Emirates on Wednesday

Brace yourself: Olivier Giroud scored two goals in ten minutes as Arsenal ran riot at the Emirates

MATCH FACTS

Arsenal: Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Vermaelen (Koscielny 57), Gibbs, Ramsey, Wilshere, Cazorla, Walcott, Giroud (Oxlade-Chamberlain 73), Podolski (Andre Santos 70).

Subs Not Used: Mannone, Arshavin, Jenkinson, Frimpong.

Goals: Podolski 22, Giroud 47, Cazorla 53, Walcott 54, Giroud 57.

West Ham: Jaaskelainen, Demel, Tomkins, Reid (Diarra 62), O'Brien, Noble, Nolan, Collison (Potts 62), Taylor, Carlton Cole, Vaz Te (Diame 70).

Subs Not Used: Henderson, Jarvis, Joe Cole, O'Neil.

Booked: Vaz Te.

Goals: Collison 18.

Attendance: 60,081

Referee: Andre Marriner (W Midlands).

Olivier Giroud scored his first goal
in six games to put the hosts in front just after the restart, before
German forward Podolski tore the Irons apart, charging down the left to
set up Santi Cazorla, Theo Walcott and Giroud again as Arsenal romped
out of sight before the hour.

West Ham had to play the closing
stages with 10 men after what looked a serious injury to substitute
Daniel Potts, who was carried off on a stretcher following a clash of
heads.

The Gunners now head to Brighton on
Saturday looking to keep alive their FA Cup hopes, before next week's
visit of Liverpool will again put the character of Wenger's squad to the
test if they are to close back within striking distance of Champions
League qualification again.

Arsenal signalled their intent early
on as Walcott made a darting run inside West Ham full-back Joey O'Brien,
but his low centre through the six-yard box was behind the onrushing
Giroud.

Jack Wilshere needed treatment after he was caught on the ankle by West Ham midfielder Collison. The England man, who has just returned to full fitness this season after more than a year out, was soon able to continue.

Unconscious: There were 12 minutes of injury time at the Emirates after a collision involving Danny Potts

Unconscious: There were 12 minutes of injury time at the Emirates after a collision involving Danny Potts

Danny Potts

On 15 minutes, Walcott was almost
away again down the right, but Winston Reid did just enough to get
across as the England forward shot into the side netting.

At the other end, Matthew Taylor's 20-yard effort was deflected up and on to the roof of the net by Thomas Vermaelen.

Arsenal failed to clear their lines,
and from a second corner on 18 minutes, the ball was headed out to the
edge of the penalty area. Collison took one touch to set himself before
firing a superb strike through a crowd of players and into the bottom
corner.

On target: Santi Cazorla popped up with the third goal for Arsenal after 53 minutes

On target: Santi Cazorla popped up with the third goal for Arsenal after 53 minutes

Arsenal produced the perfect response
to level within four minutes. The ball was fed out from Wilshere to
Podolski on the left, some 25 yards from goal. The German promptly
stepped inside before unleashing a blistering low, left-foot strike into
the far corner.

Arsenal soon settled back into their
trademark passing rhythm. A quick one-two down the left through Giroud
and Kieran Gibbs played Podolski in on goal, but his snapshot was hacked
clear by O'Brien.

All smiles: Lukas Podolski equalised for the Gunners after 22 minutes at the Emirates Stadium

All smiles: Lukas Podolski equalised for the Gunners after 22 minutes at the Emirates Stadium

West Ham, though, were in again as
half-time approached when a long ball split the defence and fell to
Cole, whose chip was only part-blocked by Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech
Szczesny and Aaron Ramsey had to scramble back to boot the ball off the
line.

In stoppage-time, Cazorla's curled
free-kick was heading to the top corner before Irons keeper Jussi
Jaaskelainen clawed it away. Arsenal were ahead just after the restart.

The Irons had been pressed back by a
series of sweeping attacks. Walcott clipped a corner towards the near
post, where Giroud arrived to drill it back past Jaaskelainen for his
first goal since a late double in the 7-3 win over Newcastle on December
29.

Before West Ham could mount a
comeback, it was 3-1 on 53 minutes. Walcott got away down the right,
before the ball was recycled back to the other flank, where Podolski
played a one-two with Giroud before squaring for Cazorla, who rolled in a
clever backheel.

Arsenal were flying and immediately
chalked up a fourth on the break inside 60 seconds. Podolski was set
away down the left, charging clear of a stretched West Ham defence
before clipping a perfectly-weighted pass across into the path of
Walcott, who smashed home first time at the far post.

Arsenal, however, were not finished
as Giroud added a fifth on 57 minutes, with Podolski again the provider
following another surging run down the left.

After all the high drama, the tempo
of the match dropped as fast as the temperature. There was a lengthy
stoppage with 18 minutes left as substitute Potts needed treatment after
a clash of heads, eventually taken off on a stretcher, covered with an
emergency blanket in a neck brace and receiving gas. As all had been
changes used, West Ham had to continue with 10 men – through some 12
minutes of stoppage time.

League Two review: Hughes scores on debut as Port Vale come out on top

League Two round-up: Hughes scores on debut as Port Vale come out on top

PUBLISHED:

19:06 GMT, 12 January 2013

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UPDATED:

20:03 GMT, 12 January 2013

Port Vale moved above opponents
Gillingham to the summit of npower League Two with a 2-1 win in the
top-of-the-table clash at Priestfield.

All three goals came in the first 21
minutes, with Tom Pope and Lee Hughes putting the visitors 2-0 ahead
before Danny Kedwell (21) pulled one back.

Hot shot: Port Vale's Lee Hughes (right) celebrates after scoring his side's second goal

Hot shot: Port Vale's Lee Hughes (right) celebrates after scoring his side's second goal

Exeter moved up to third with a 3-0 win at home to Southend, with John O'Flynn scoring either side of Scot Bennett's effort.

Rotherham are down to fourth after a surprise 2-0 home loss at the hands of Barnet, who scored through Jake Hyde and substitute Andrew Yiadom, while Cheltenham slip to fifth after being held 1-1 at home to York.

Shaun Harrad (67) put Cheltenham in front, but Jason Walker equalised six minutes from time.

Burton Albion are up to sixth courtesy of a 2-1 win over Torquay, who had taken the lead through Ryan Jarvis just before the interval. Calvin Zola (59) and Matthew Paterson (84) turned things around for the home side.

Bottom side Bristol Rovers enjoyed only their second away win of the season, hammering Fleetwood Town 3-0 thanks to goals from Danny Woodards, Eliot Richards and John-Joe O'Toole.

They are now just one point behind AFC Wimbledon, who were held 2-2 at home by Wycombe.

Paul McCallum scored twice after Jo Kuffour had given Wycombe an early lead, but the visitors claimed a point through substitute Matt McClure 18 minutes from time.

Plymouth moved above AFC Wimbledon thanks to a 2-1 home win over Morecambe, who could only manage an 80th-minute consolation from Ryan Williams after Conor Hourihane (10) and Paris Cowan-Hall (16) had put the Pilgrims in charge.

Elsewhere, Troy Brown and Daniel Lopez gave Aldershot a 2-0 win over Accrington Stanley, while Chesterfield eased past Northampton 3-0 thanks to a goal from James O'Shea and a Marc Richards double inside the first 25 minutes.

Peter Leven scored a 90th-minute penalty winner for Oxford at Bradford, who had seen Nahki Wells' early opener cancelled out by Sean Rigg (18).

And there was also a last-minute winner at Dagenham and Redbridge, where Medy Elito grabbed the winner for the home side in a 2-1 success over Rochdale. Andrew Tutte opened the scoring for the visitors on 72 minutes, but Abu Ogogo equalised just three minutes later.