PREMIERSHIP ROUND 7
 
24 SEPTEMBER 2000

Leicester (1) 1 (Akinbiyi 23)
Everton (0) 1 (Unsworth 52)

Leicester failed in their quest to go top of the Premiership despite taking an
early lead against Everton. Ade Akinbiyi grabbed the opening goal when he
helped Neil Lennon's long range shot into the net. David Unsworth levelled
the scores, driving in at the far post after Gascoigne's cross was palmed to
him by Flowers. Leicester almost won it near the end when Alexandersson
cleared a Cresswell header off the line and Stan Collymore headed against
the bar.


23 SEPTEMBER 2000

Bradford (0) 0
Southampton (1) 1 (Halle (og) 29)

Southampton become the first team to win at Valley Parade this season afte 
what was one of the scrappiest goals of the season. Gunnar Halle eventually
prodded the ball past his own keeper from close range after he had problems
dealing with a Tessem cross having earlier handled the ball against keeper
Matt Clarke under pressure from Kachloul


Coventry (0) 0
West Ham (2) 3 (Di Canio 38, Cole 40, Lampard 69)

The first win of the campaign for the Hammers in convincing style at Coventry
who are yet to win at home. Paulo Di Canio opened the scoring, firing home
after Shaw miscontrolled a Kanoute cross. Two minutes later Joe Cole doubled
the lead, chesting down a Di Canio before shooting home. Frank Lampard
completed the victory after good work from Kanoute.


Derby (0) 1 (Kinkladze 75)
Leeds (1) 1 (Harte 34)
RED CARD : Carbonari (Derby) 36

A wonder goal from Georgi Kinkladze earned Derby a point after they had gone
a goal and a man down inside three first half minutes. Ian Harte put Leeds
ahead with a stunning long range free kick that found the top corner perfectly.
Horatio Carbonari then saw red after he brought down Bridges, the referee
ruling that the Leeds man was clear on goal and showed a straight red. The
equaliser came from a wonderful jinking from the Georgian before a lovely
finish past Martyn.


Ipswich (0) 1 (Stewart 49)
Arsenal (0) 1 (Bergkamp 84)

Dennis "Play me or I leave" Bergkamp, did play and scored a late equaliser to
save Arsenal's blushes against an impressive Ipswich team. Marcus Stewart
kept up Ipswich's record of scoring in every game this season when he
knocked home Holland's long ball with his shoulder rather than his head!
Bergkamp levelled things up when he pounced after Wright had saved Henry's
first effort.


Liverpool (1) 1 (Owen 33)
Sunderland (1) 1 (Phillips 14)

Two of England's strikers were on the scoresheet at Anfield where honours
remained even. Kevin Phillips gave Sunderland a shock lead when he ran onto
a long ball and fired home from the edge of the box despite the close attention
of two defenders. Michael Owen earned a point when he headed home Ziege's
cross


Man United (3) 3 (Scholes 14, Sheringham 37, Beckham 39)
Chelsea (2) 3 (Hasselbaink 8, Flo 45, 70)

The first game in charge for new Chelsea boss Claudio Ranieri saw his team
come from 3-1 down to draw 3-3 thanks to a brace from Tore Andre Flo.
Chelsea took an early lead when Flo's hooked cross found Hasselbaink who
scored with a scorching shot into the top corner. Scholes levelled it with a long
range shot after Beckham's cross was half cleared before United took control
before half time. Firstly Sheringham blasted home from close range after
Lebouef failed to cut out Beckham's ball in and then Beckham himself added
a tap in after Cole hit the post. Flo pulled a goal back before half-time when
his header from Harley's cross was mishandled by Van Der Gouw and the
equaliser came when Flo slotted home after Zola set him up from Le Saux's
cross.


Middlesbrough (0) 1 (Alpay (og) 89)
Aston Villa (0) 1 (Joachim 74)

A draw at the Riverside thanks to a late own goal from Turkish defender Alpay
who was unlucky to turn Paul Ince's cross past his own keeper. Sub Julian
Joachim opened the scoring eight minutes after coming on when he tapped
into an empty net after Dublin had charged down a clearance by home keeper
Gary Walsh.


Newcastle (0) 0
Charlton (1) 1 (Stuart 8)

A superb result for Charlton as they win at St James Park against a Newcastle
team that led the table three weeks ago. Graham Stuart scored the only goal,
bundling home John Robinson's cross. 2.25m signing from Colchester, Lomano
Lua-Lua came on as a second half sub, but couldn't help his side to a point.


Spurs (0) 0
Man City (0) 0

Goalless at White Hart Lane but both sides had chances to win all three points.
Ramon Vega thudded a header against the bar for Spurs and they also had a
goal disallowed after Vega slid home Rebrov's effort. City almost snatched the
win late on when Wanchope shot just wide.


Gary Dowden
Chief Editor - Soccerage (UK)
http://www.soccerage.com
gary@soccerage.com