17 SEPTEMBER 2000
Chelsea (0) 0
Leicester (1) 2 (Izzet 8, Collymore 82)
New Chelsea boss Claudio Ranieri saw the true size of his new appointment as
Leicester found a stunning performance and result at Stamford Bridge to go
second in the Prem. Muzzy Izzet scored the first with a flicked header from
Lennon's cross and late in the game sub Stan Collymore confirmed victory when
he crashed home Guppy's cross. Chelsea came close when Dennis Wise hit the
bar, but it simply wasn't their day.
Man City (0) 1 (Wanchope 66)
Middlesbrough (0) 1 (Festa 55)
An awful first half was followed by a far better second as Man City came from
behind to earn a point against Boro. Gianluca Festa put the visitors ahead with
a fine far post header from a corner. Paulo Wanchope latched onto a flick by
Tiatto to slot the equaliser past Walsh, although replays suggested he may
have been slightly offside.
West Ham (0) 1 (Di Canio (pen) 69)
Liverpool (1) 1 (Gerrard 12)
West Ham stay bottom after also coming from behind to draw against Liverpool.
Steven Gerrard volleyed the visitors ahead at the far post from Murphy's cross,
however the Hammers earned a point when Paulo Di Canio slotted home a
penalty after Kanoute was fouled by Henchoz
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Arsenal (1) 2 (Wiltord 24, Vernazza 72)
Coventry (0) 1 (Hadji 80)
Two Arsenal players opened their scoring account for the Gunners as they ease
past Coventry despite a late Sky Blue revival. Big money signing Sylvain Wiltord
opened the scoring midway through the first half when he embarked on a solo
run down the right, cut inside Shaw before scoring inside Hedman's near post.
The lead was doubled in the final twenty minutes when Highbury youth prodigy
Paulo Vernazza showed good control from Henry's cross before shooting home
from close range. Mustapha Hadji pulled a goal back with a free kick from the
edge of the area but it was too little too late.
Aston Villa (1) 2 (Southgate 5, Dublin (pen) 74)
Bradford (0) 0
Three away wins and no away goals for Bradford who have now conceded nine
goals on their travels after falling to defeat at Aston Villa. Wantaway defender
Gareth Southgate opened the scoring early on when he burst through the
middle to dispatch Lee Hendrie pass past Clarke. Dublin doubled the lead with
a late penalty after Joachim was upended by Wetherall.
Charlton (1) 1 (Johansson 40)
Spurs (0) 0
Charlton collect their first win since the opening day as they beat Spurs in a
highly entertaining game. Ex Rangers striker Jonaton Johansson scored the
only goal just before half time, capitailising on an error from Sol Campbell
who didn't cut out a through ball from Konchesky after Graham Stuart's
dummy, slotted calmly past Sullivan. Both keepers made fine saves
throughout and the only surprise was that we only saw one goal.
Everton (0) 1 (Gravesen 54)
Man United (3) 3 (Butt 27, Giggs 29, Solsjkaer 38)
A stroll in the (Goodison) Park for Man United as Everton were swept aside.
Nicky Butt opened the scoring, turning in a Solsjkaer cross from close range
and within two minutes Ryan Giggs added the second with a crisp shot after
Sheringham had forced Gerrard into a good save. Solsjkear then scored the
third himself after good work from David Beckham and the game was over by
the interval. Thomas Gravesen pulled one back with a shot through Barthez's
legs but it mattered little on the scoreline. Barthez limped off near the end
with a pulled muscle and is likely to miss the CL game in Kiev on Tuesday.
Leeds United (1) 1 (Bowyer 2)
Ipswich (1) 2 (Scowcroft 11, Wright (J) 47)
Leeds second successive home defeat and fourth game without a win as injuries
continue to take their toll. It began well enough when Lee Bowyer swept home
Gary Kelly's cross, however within ten minutes James Scowcroft levelled things
up with a header after Stewart didn't connect well with Clapham's cross. The
winner led to Leeds being booed off at the end and it was scored by Jermaine
Wright who converted well after a neat one-two with Stewart.
Southampton (0) 2 (Pahars 46, 61)
Newcastle (0) 0
Newcastle were top a week ago, however one point from two games has
slipped them back, the latest slip up coming at Southampton who won with
two goals from Marion Pahars. The little Latvian scored the first just after half
time when he scored from close range following Kachloul's cross and then
fifteen minutes later, the result was beyond doubt when he again netted
from a ball in by Kachloul.
Sunderland (1) 2 (Kilbane 40, Phillips 74)
Derby (0) 1 (Christie 83)
The comeback kings of Derby couldn't quite provide another dramatic revival
at the Stadium of Light as Sunderland held on to all three points. Kevin
Kilbane scored a delightful first, collecting a pass from Makin before
jinking past two players and firing home. Kevin Phillps doubled his tally
for the season in the second half after a fine one-two with Quinn. Malcolm
Christie had the home side reaching for the panic button after he pulled a
goal back with a good chip, but it wasn't to be for the Rams.
Chief Editor - Soccerage (UK)