With many thanks to Brian Judson, without whom this feature would not be possible.
Saturday, November 23rd, 2002
Aston Villa v West Ham United 4-1
Hendrie gave Villa a 29th minute lead when Barry's chipped free-kick was
chested down by Dublin for the little midfielder to sweep home.
Leonhardsen extended Villa's lead in the 59th minute when Vassell spotted
the Norwegian unmarked in the Hammers' six yard box and Leonhardsen made
no mistake from close range. Di Canio reduced the arrears in the 70th
minute when he headed home a cross from Sinclair.Dublin then scored his
100th Premiership goal in the 72nd minute when Hendrie floated over a
free-kick for Dublin to head home. Vassell completed the rout on the 80th
minute when he beat James with a 15 yard shot.
Bolton Wanderers v Chelsea 1-1
Pedersen gave Bolton a 63rd minute lead when a long shot from Warhurst was
pushed over the bar by Cudicini. From the corner, Pedersen headed the ball
home. Chelsea then lost Babyaro, who was sent off for violent conduct.
Hasselbaink came off the bench to grab a vital 90th minute equaliser when
he headed a cross from Zola behind Jaaskelainen.
Everton v West Bromwich Albion 1-0
Radzinski grabbed the only goal of the game in the 35th minute. Li Tie
surged the length of the field and chipped the ball forward to Radzinski
for the latter to smash home past a helpless Hoult.
Fulham v Liverpool 3-2
Sava gave Fulham a 5th minute lead when Dudek spilled the ball into Sava's
path, thus enabling the Fulham striker to score. Davies added a second
goal in the 38th minute when Malbranque put him through. Davies unleashed
a shot that seemed to take a deflection off Sava as it whistled behind
Dudek. Hamann reduced the arrears in the 62nd minute when he took a
30-yard free-kick that took advantage of a small crack in the Fulham
defensive wall. Sava restored Fulham's two goal advantage in the 66th
minute when the Fulham players were trying to persuade referee Poll to
award a free-kick as Davis seemed to go down in a heap under Troare but he
played the advantage and Sava struck with a 25-yard shot that whistled
past Dudek. Baros gave the Reds hope in the 86th minute when he strode
through the Fulham defence to score. But try as Liverpool did during the
extra four minutes added on, they could not score again.
Manchester United v Newcastle United 5-3
Scholes put the Reds ahead in the 25th minute when he took advantage
of some confusion in the Newcastle defence to fire them ahead. Bernard
equalised in the 35th minute when a centre suddenly twisted in mid-air to
leave Barthez stranded as the ball dropped behind him into the goal. But
it was not long before van Nistlerooy popped up in the 38th minute to put
them ahead. Silvestre provided the cross from which the Dutchman
backheaded home. The referee was looking at his watch when van Nistlerooy
struck again in the 45th minute. Forlan mis-hit Silvestre's pass into the
Dutchman's path for him to fire the Reds into a 3-1 lead at the break.
Shearer reduced the arrears in the 52nd minute when he smashed home a
30-yard free-kick. But it was van Nistlerooy who struck in the 53nd minute
to put Newcastle two goals behind again. This time, he bundled a cross
from Forlan behind Given. Solksjaer extended the lead of the Reds in the
55th minute when he got on the end of another superb pass to fire the ball
behind Given. Bellamy had the final word in the 75th minute when he
forced the ball home. Although Newcastle poured forward, they could not
reduce the arrears further.
Middlesbrough v Manchester City 3-1
Ehiogu put the Teesiders ahead in the 53rd minute when he headed home a
free-kick taken by Geremi. Boksic added a second in the 62nd minute when
Geremi provided the cross for Boksic to head behind Schmeichel. Anelka
reduced the arrears in the 68th minute when he took advantage of some
confusion in the Boro defence to force the ball home. Wright-Phillips was
then sent off for a second bookable offence. Geremi then scored in the
84th minute when his first shot was blocked on the line and he forced the
rebound into the goal.
Southampton v Arsenal 3-2
Bergkamp put Arsenal ahead in the 36th minute when Wiltord provided the
cross from which Bergkamp volleyed the ball into Southampton's goal.
Beattie equalised in the 45th minute when Oakley tapped a short free-kick
to Beattie and the stroker unleashed a fizzing shot that Seaman had no
chance of stopping. Delgado looked certain to score when Campbell
clattered into him in the 57th minute. Paul Durkin did not hesitate in
dismissing Campbell for an early bath or in awarding a penalty to
Southampton. Beattie duly converted the penalty in the 59th minute after
the usual string of protests over Campbell's dismissal. Delgado extended
Southampton's lead in the 67th minute when he bundled the ball home by the
far post. Pires came off the bench to score in the 80th minute.
Sunderland v Birmingham City 0-1
The Blues were the better side on the day and fully deserved the points
that Clinton Morrison's goal in the 89th minute ensured they would leave
the Stadium of Light shrouded in gloom. Sunderland had been unbeaten for 5
matches and were settling for a goal-less draw when Morrison picked up a
poor clearance from Craddock to blast the ball behind Macho.
Sunday, November 24th, 2002
Charlton Athletic v Blackburn Rovers 3-1
Andy Todd returned to Charlton and earned a booking that led to
Charlton's first goal. Todd clipped Parker's heels to earn the
booking. Konchesky was some 25 yards out as he took the free-kick in the
59th minute but Kelly, standing in for Friedel, could not prevent the ball
flying into his goal. The cheers were still echoing when Thompson
equalised in the 60th minute. Cole teed the ball up for the former
Liverpool and Coventry player for Thompson to sweep home. Rufus restored
Charlton's lead in the 74th minute when Konchesky took a corner for Rufus
to nod behind Kelly. Euell ensured the points stayed at the Valley in the
90th minute when he skipped a challenge some 25 yards out and volleyed the
ball into Kelly's goal.
Tottenham Hotspur v Leeds United 2-0
The full report can be read here!
FA Barclaycard Premiership
Pos. Pl. W. D. L. F-A. GD Pts
1 Arsenal 15 10 2 3 33-16 17 32
2 Liverpool 15 9 4 2 22-13 13 31
3 Everton 15 9 2 4 18-15 3 29
4 Chelsea 15 7 6 2 25-13 12 27
5 Man Utd 15 7 5 3 23-16 7 26
6 M'brough 15 7 3 5 19-12 7 24
7 Spurs 15 7 2 6 19-21 -2 23
8 Newcastle 14 7 1 6 23-22 1 22
9 Blackburn 15 5 5 5 20-18 2 20
10 So'pton 15 5 5 5 17-17 0 20
11 A. Villa 15 5 4 6 14-13 1 19
12 Fulham 15 5 4 6 20-20 0 19
13 B'mingham 15 5 4 6 15-18 -3 19
14 Leeds 15 5 2 8 19-22 -3 17
15 Charlton 15 5 2 8 14-19 -5 17
16 Man City 15 5 2 8 15-23 -8 17
17 S'derland 15 3 5 7 8-17 -9 14
18 Bolton 14 3 4 7 17-25 -8 13
19 West Brom 15 3 3 9 10-22 -12 12
20 West Ham 15 3 3 9 15-28 -13 12