17 NOVEMBER 2002

Liverpool (0) 0
Sunderland (0) 0

One way traffic at Anfield, however despite over 20 shots at goal, Liverpool
couldn't break Sunderland down, largely thanks to a superb display from keeper
Jurgen Macho, who made a number of excellent saves, notably from a Michael
Owen header and Danny Murphy shot. Murphy also hit the bar as Liverpool
failed to regain top spot.

Leeds United (1) 2 (Smith 4, Kewell 84)
Bolton (1) 4 (Pedersen 3, 90, Djorkaeff 80, Ricketts (pen) 89)

Leeds slumped to their four home league defeat in a row as Bolton lifted
themselves off the bottom of the table. Henrik Pedersen began the fun early on,
sweeping in at the near post, however within a minute, Harry Kewell crossed for
Alan Smith to find the top corner from the edge of the area. A remarkable late
flourish of goals began when Youri Djorkaeff played a neat one-two with
Pedersen before slotting in, however Smith then set up Kewell who fired home
the equaliser. With time almost up, Michael Ricketts was clattered in the area
by keeper Paul Robinson and then sent the young stopper the wrong way with
the penalty. Bolton weren't finished though as Pedersen volleyed his second
and Bolton's fourth deep into stoppage time.

West Ham (0) 1 (Defoe 86)
Man United (1) 1 (Van Nistelrooy 38)

West Ham still haven't won at home but they'll be delighted after coming from
behind to hold Man United. Ruud van Nistelrooy put the visitors ahead, clipping
in a near post cross from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, however the Hammers had the
better of the second half and were rewarded when Jermaine Defoe was played
in by Trevor Sinclair and slotted the ball past Fabien Barthez. United almost
won it in stoppage time, but keeper David James saved brilliantly from
Solskjaer and Laurent Blanc.

Blackburn (0) 0
Everton (1) 1 (Campbell 19)

Everton move up to fourth after Kevin Campbell's goal sunk Blackburn at Ewood
Park. The striker found the bottom corner after controlling Thomas Gravesen's
cross well.

Birmingham (0) 0
Fulham (0) 0
MISSED PEN: John (Birmingham) 38
RED CARDS : Brevett 37, Marlet 79 (Both Fulham)

Birmingham missed a penalty as they failed to capitalise on numerical
advantage against nine-man Fulham. The first dismissal came when Rufus
Brevett handled Darren Purse's header on the line, however keeper Edwin
van der Sar came to the rescue by saving Stern John's kick. Steve Marlet
then saw red late in the second half for kicking out at Robbie Savage after
the Welshman had flown in with a strong challenge.

16 NOVEMBER 2002

Arsenal (1) 3 (Henry 13, Ljungberg 55, Wiltord 71)
Tottenham (0) 0
RED CARD : Davies (Spurs) 27

Arsenal regained top spot after a convincing victory in the North London derby.
Thierry Henry opened the scoring with a superb solo effort, running half the
length of the pitch before firing home. Spurs' cause wasn't helped when Simon
Davies was red carded, somewhat harshly, for a second bookable offence, a
slightly late tackle on Patrick Vieira, however it gave clinical Arsenal the
extra edge to kill the game in the second half. This was done thanks firstly to
Freddie Ljungberg, who netted after Henry had set him up, and then Sylvain
Wiltord, thumping into the roof of the net from Robert Pires's pass

Chelsea (0) 1 (Babayaro 47)
Middlesbrough (0) 0

A drab encounter at Stamford Bridge, decided by an unlikely scorer in the shape
of Celestine Babayaro. The Nigerian scored the only goal early in the second
half, chesting down a pass from Gianfranco Zola before firing past Mark

Man City (0) 0
Charlton (0) 1 (Bartlett 79)

Charlton ease their current plight with a fine win away at Man City. The sole
goal came late on through Shaun Bartlett, finding the net at the far post after
a cross from Jonaton Johansson.

Newcastle (1) 2 (Ameobi 41, Hughes 54)
Southampton (1) 1 (Beattie 2)

Newcastle survived an early scare to come from behind to beat Southampton.
The visitors took a second minute lead when James Beattie volleyed in from
the edge of the area via the post, however Shola Ameobi levelled matters just
before half time, bundling the ball home after good work from Kieron Dyer,
and after the break, Aaron Hughes scored the winner after being well found
by Hugo Viana.

West Brom (0) 0
Aston Villa (0) 0
MISSED PEN : Dublin (Villa) 72

Both West Brom and Aston Villa have struggled to score this season and this
was evident in the goalless draw at the Hawthorns. Villa wasted the best
chance when Dion Dublin's penalty was saved by the legs of Russell Hoult
after Darren Moore had fouled Gareth Barry.

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