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Man City go top and Brighton move into fifth round – reaction, analysis and rolling football updates

Man City go top and Brighton move into fifth round – reaction, analysis and rolling football updates

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Manchester City players celebrate victory at Everton

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  1. Man City win at Everton to return to top of the Premier League
  2. Liverpool had chance to go seven points clear last Wednesday
  3. Brighton win replay at West Brom to reach FA Cup fifth round
  4. Premier League news conferences
  5. Get Involved: #bbcfootball or text 81111 (UK only)

Live Reporting

By Ben Collins

All times stated are UK

  1. ‘Aym is true’

    Everton 0-2 Man City

    The Daily Express

  2. Today’s papers

    The Daily Star

    Even with Brighton going through, there are only seven Premier League teams left in the FA Cup, and Derby have already knocked out Southampton in this season’s competition.

    But the biggest upset of the round would be at Rodney Parade, where Newport will host Man City – also on Saturday, 16 February (17:30 GMT).

    The build-up to that one has already started in the Star.

    Daily Star back page

    Copyright: Daily Star

  3. Seagulls fight back to earn Derby tie

    West Brom 1-3 Brighton (aet)

    And here’s how Brighton managed to fight back…

    Video content

    Video caption: FA Cup: West Bromwich Albion 1-3 Brighton and Hove Albion highlights

    That completes the fifth-round line-up for the FA Cup, with the Seagulls earning themselves a home tie against another Championship side – Derby – on Saturday, 16 February (12:30 GMT).

  4. Post update

    West Brom 1-3 Brighton (aet)

    As it happens, there was a bit of a turnaround in the FA Cup last night too.

    West Brom took a 77th-minute lead in last night’s replay with Brighton yet the Premier League outfit managed to take the tie into extra-time, where a Glenn Murray double sent the Seagulls into the fifth round.

    Florin Andone scores against West Brom

    Copyright: PA

  5. Get Involved

    #bbcfootball or text 81111 (UK only)

    It is still only 7 February so last night’s result is far from decisive. There’s still a long, long way to go and Liverpool now have a game in hand of course.

    But it’s been some turnaround in the title race over the last week.

    So we want to know what are the biggest turnarounds you’ve witnessed or been involved in?

    Late title charges? Great escapes? We’d love to hear about them…

  6. Post update

    Liverpool, meanwhile, have spent 95 days at top spot.

    Many wrote off Manchester City’s title hopes after last week’s defeat at Newcastle. It was their third defeat in seven Premier League matches.

    But make no mistake about it, the title race is very much ON!

    Graphic showing that Liverpool have spent 95 days at the top of the Premier League this season

    Copyright: BBC

  7. Post update

    It’s the first time City have been at the top of the table since 15 December – coincidentally after winning the reverse fixture against Everton.

    So as it stands, the champions have now spent 77 days at the top of the Premier League this season.

    Man City graphic showing they have spent 77 days at the top of the Premier League

    Copyright: BBC

  8. How did that happen?

    Everton 0-2 Man City

    Yet seven days later City returned to the league summit. They went above Liverpool on goal difference after winning at Everton last night.

    Safe to say few people would have predicted that when the final whistle blew at St James’ Park last week!

    Man City players celebrate Gabriel Jesus' goal against Everton

    Copyright: EPA

  9. Post update

    It’s hard to believe that only nine days ago this happened…

    Matt Ritchie

    Copyright: Getty Images

    And a day after Newcastle’s shock win over Manchester City, leaders Liverpool had the chance to go seven points clear at the top of the Premier League.

  10. Good morning

    And thanks for joining us as we look back on last night’s action in the Premier League and the FA Cup.

    We’ll also bring you any latest news and later on we’re due to hear from no less than nine – yes, nine! – Premier League managers before their games at the weekend.

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