Newcastle (1) 2 (Ameobi 20, Caldwell 87)
Middlesbrough (0) 0
RED CARD : Queudrue (Middlesbrough) 90

Newcastle move above Middlesbrough in the table after a hard fought victory in
the Tyne-Tees derby. They took the lead against the run of play when Gary
Speed's cross found Shola Ameobi in the area and although his planned flick
didnt come off, the ball fell nicely for him to fire into the corner. Boro more
than held their own throughout and came close when Massimo Maccarone
cracked a shot against the post, however it all fell apart late on. Firstly, Mark
Schwarzer fumbled a routine corner and allowed Stephen Caldwell, making
his first start in 20 months, to volley in at the far post, and then in stoppage
time, Franck Queudrue was red carded for the second game in succession for
a second bookable offence, a late tackle on Aaron Hughes.


Blackburn (0) 0
Aston Villa (0) 0

Goalless at Ewood Park as Villa draw away for the second week in a row.

Charlton (0) 1 (Rowett 77)
Sunderland (1) 1 (Flo 15)

Sunderland remain in the bottom three and are still without a win under
Howard Wilkinson after another late goal denied them a victory. Tore Andre
Flo blasted them into an early lead, firing into the net after Gavin McCann's
shot struck Kevin Phillips, however Charlton snatched a draw when a long
ball into the area was headed on by Mark Fish and prodded across goal by
Jason Euell for Gary Rowett to bundle the ball home.

Fulham (0) 0
Arsenal (1) 1 (Marlet (og) 31)

Arsenal cut Liverpool's lead to four points and ended their own poor run with
a narrow win at Fulham. The only goal came when Steve Marlet sliced a
Thierry Henry corner into his own net.

Leeds (0) 0
Everton (0) 1 (Rooney 80)

Two away wins in a week for Everton and just two points in their last six
games for Leeds after 17-year old Wayne Rooney came on as a late sub to
settle this encounter. The confident youngster collected the ball 25 yards
from goal, beat two defenders and found the far corner having shot across
the keeper.

Spurs (0) 0
Chelsea (0) 0

No goals at White Hart Lane in an entertaining London derby. Spurs had the
better chances with Carlo Cudicini saving well from Gus Poyet, Teddy
Sheringham and especially from a brilliant Jamie Redknapp free kick,
although Chelsea will point to a William Gallas header which struck the
post. Spurs still haven't beaten Chelsea in a league game for 12 years.


Birmingham (0) 3 (Purse 61, Savage 73, Horsfield 83)
Bolton (0) 1 (Okocha 71)
RED CARD: Gardner (Bolton) 67

Bolton stay bottom after a defeat at Birmingham where everything happened
in the final half an hour. Firstly, the hosts took the lead when Darren Purse
volleyed home from the edge of the area after Paul Devlin had set him up and
it looked even bleaker for Bolton when Ricardo Gardner was unluckily sent off
for a foul on Geoff Horsfield, his second bookable offence. However, Jay-Jay
Okocha equalised with a sweet far post volley from Mike Whitlow's cross, but
straight from the kick off, Robbie Savage was sent clear by Stern John and
slotted home after rounding the keeper. The destiny of the points were put
beyond doubt late on when Horsfield netted with a tap in after Clinton
Morrison's shot had been tipped against the post.

Liverpool (1) 2 (Owen 28, 55)
West Ham (0) 0

Seven straight league wins for Liverpool puts them seven points clear ahead of
the Sunday games as Michael Owen scored both goals to beat West Ham at a
rain soaked Anfield. His first was quality as he collected a pass from Danny
Murphy, twisted past three men and chipped over David James, however his
second had an element of good fortune and farce about after Vladimir Smicer
had sent him clear, he beat James and rolled the ball weakly towards the net,
however as Christian Dailly slid in to block it, he only helped it in with his arm.

Man United (1) 2 (Neville (P) 15, Forlan 85)
Southampton (1) 1 (Fernandes 18)

Two goals in as many league games for Diego Forlan as the Uruguayian scored
a brilliant late winner to see off Southampton. United took the lead through
Phil Neville who drilled in from the edge of the area after Paul Scholes had
given him the chance, however within three minutes, Brett Ormerod found
Fabrice Fernandes who cut inside and cracked a shot into the bottom corner.
Forlan's winner, a long range looping effort after being found by Rio Ferdinand,
resulted in him removing his shirt in celebration and then being unable to put
it back on again, such is the new design! Eventually he was helped by the
backroom boys!

West Brom (0) 1 (Clement 62)
Man City (0) 2 (Anelka 51, Goater 71)

Two away wins in a week in Birmingham for Man City as West Brom failed to
learn from earlier mistakes. The home defence were all over the place early
in the second half as Eyal Berkovic presented Nik Anelka with a tap in from
six yards, however although a blistering Neil Clement free kick put them
level, Albion were then caught ball watching again as this time Anelka played
in Shaun Goater for a similar tap in. Goater and Anelka both missed sitters
near the end as the Albion defence again went AWOL.

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