28 OCTOBER 2002
BOLTON 1-1 SUNDERLAND
Babb 80 (og) Gray 45
Gary pounced on a loose ball and fired a tremendous left foot shoot into the
bottom corner. Donkey Phil Babb headed past his own 'keeper Jurgen 'Macho,
Macho Man' after a terrible clearance by fellow donkey Kilbane put the
Sunderland defence under pressure.
27 OCTOBER 2002
SOUTHAMPTON 4-2 FULHAM
Beattie 27 (Pen), 42, 53 Clark 15
Ormerod 72 Malbranque 25
Clark who hasn't played a game in ages scored via a deflection. The
Southampton defence ball watched Finnan's centre roll across the box
and Malbranque arrived to double Fulham's lead. Beattie converted a
penalty awarded for handball and equalised with a superb header from
Fernandes' cross. Beattie completed his hat-trick with another header
and Ormerod added a fourth from a great Marsden pass.
Assists : Finnan, Fernandes, Svensson A (fk), Marsden
WEST HAM 0-1 EVERTON
Carsley's header piled more misery on West Ham and sent the Merseyside
club into 8th place.
Assist : Unsworth
26 OCTOBER 2002
BIRMINGHAM 0-2 MAN CITY
Jihai became the first Chinese player to score in the EPL when he headed
in a Berkovic cross. Anelka added a quality second to seal City's first away
win of the season.
Assists : Berkovic, Horlock
CHELSEA 2-0 WEST BROM
Le Saux 55
Jimmy ran onto a clever Petit flick before smashing the ball in off the post.
Le Sucks shot into an empty net after Jimmy's shot was blocked by a
defender. West Brom hit the post twice.
Assist : Petit
LIVERPOOL 2-1 TOTTENHAM
Murphy 72 Richards 82
Owen 86 (Pen)
Murphy opened the scoring with a beautiful curling shot from the edge of the
box. Richards started and finished the move which gave Spurs the equaliser.
He won a loose ball in midfield then played it wide to Acimovic, Acimovic did
a number on Carragher before floating a cross to the back post and Richards
headed low into the net. Owen took his penalty record to 7 from 13 when he
converted from the spot after being chopped down by Carr.
Assists : Hamann, Acimovic, Owen (won pen)
MANCHESTER UNITED 1-1 ASTON VILLA
Forlan 77 Mellberg 25
Mellberg headed Villa in front from a Kinsella corner. Donkey Forlan equalised
with a header from Silvestre's cross.
Assists : Kinsella (ck), Silvestre
MIDDLESBROUGH 2-2 LEEDS
Job 25 Viduka 11 (Pen)
Southgate 83 Bowyer 56
Viduka won himself a penalty with a total dive and beat International
team-mate Schwarzer from the spot. Joseph 'There's only one Job on
Tees-side' Job fired in Geremi's centre. Bowyer restored Leeds er lead
with a tap-in after Schwarzer spilled Kewell's shot. Smith got himself
a second yellow for catching Southgate with a trailing leg. He should
have walked for his first offence, going in from behind on Job. Southgate
levelled from a corner. Quedrue was sent off for apparently fouling
Bowyer. There was a bit of Argie bargy at the match after Boateng
gobbed near Woodgate.
Assists : Viduka (won pen), Geremi, Geremi (ck)
Red Cards : Smith 76 (Leeds), Quedrue 90 (Middlesbrough)
NEWCASTLE 2-1 CHARLTON
Girffin 37 Bartlett 30
Bartlett, remember him? punished slack defending to give Charlton, Newcastle's
bogey team, a shock lead. Seven minutes later Buffon's friend Andy Griffin
equalised with a fantastic first time strike from the edge of the box. Robert
cracked in a second following a superb turn and pass by Ameobi.
Assists : Shearer, Ameobi