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Thursday, October 14, 1999 Published at 08:14 GMT 09:14 UK


Sport: Football

Chelsea humbled by Huddersfield

Chelsea's Jess Hogh is frustrated by Clyde Wijnhard of Huddersfield

Chelsea 0-1 Huddersfield

Premiership high-fliers Chelsea saw their Worthington Cup gamble fail spectacularly, as First Division Huddersfield secured a giant-killing at Stamford Bridge.


The BBC's Ron Jones: "A totally stunning goal won it"
The Blues put out a reserve team, but like Manchester United at Villa Park, they were shown the exit door.

Gianluca Vialli's men may have thrashed champions United 5-0 in their last match, but this time they were beaten by a superb goal from Kenny Irons.

The 28-year-old, a summer signing from Tranmere, was the toast of the Yorkshire side after he netted a stunning drive from 30-yards in the 75th minute.

Irons' goal - his fourth of the campaign - was the first to be scored by a visiting team at Stamford Bridge this season, and earned Steve Bruce's Terriers a fourth-round clash with Wimbledon.

Although Chelsea had the better of a tight first half, Huddersfield were the hungrier team after the break and deserved to nick the victory.

And it could have been a more impressive win for the visitors, but Chelsea goalkeeper Carlo Cudicini made important saves from George Donis and Craig Armstrong shortly before the goal.


Southampton 2-1 Liverpool

Trond Egil Soltvedt rocked Liverpool with a last-gasp winner to steer Saints into the last 16 of the Worthington Cup


The BBC's Steve Tongue: "Liverpool's season takes another damaging blow"
Saints came from behind to secure a dramatic win after Michael Owen had fired the visitors ahead on 53 minutes.

But Owen was guilty of two glaring misses and Saints punished his errors.

Dean Richards bravely headed home Matt Le Tissier's free kick on 68 and Soltvedt beat the offside trap to slot the winner with virtually the last kick.


Tottenham 3-1 Crewe


[ image: Spurs debutant John Piercy leads the charge against Crewe]
Spurs debutant John Piercy leads the charge against Crewe
Worthington Cup holders Tottenham were frustrated early on before seeing off Crewe.

Spurs created numerous chances in the first period with 20-year-old John Piercy heavily involved on his debut.

But it was not until the 56th minute Oyvind Leonhardsen put them ahead and David Ginola made it 2-0.

Crewe captain Shaun Smith pulled one back from the spot when Steffen Freund tripped Colin Cramb, but Tim Sherwood sealed the inevitable just before time.


Derby 1-2 Bolton

A stunning strike from Michael Johansen gave First Division Bolton a deserved Worthington Cup victory and piled the pressure on Premiership strugglers Derby County.

Rams went ahead when Mikkel Beck scored his first Pride Park goal for the club from Dean Sturridge's 28th-minute cross

Bolton levelled when Russell Hoult let Mark Fish's 20-yard shot squirm through his hands in first-half stoppage time.

Johansen settled it two minutes from time with a swerving shot from 25 yards to condemn Derby to their fifth home defeat of the season.


Middlesbrough 1-0 Watford

Juninho's first goal since returning to the club booked Middlesbrough a fourth round clash with Arsenal - but it was keeper Mark Schwarzer who was the hero.


The BBC's Peter Slater: "Relief for the crowd of 8,843"
The Brazilian put Boro ahead with a neat finish 64 minutes into a drab tie.

But the Australian's penalty save from Peter Kennedy 10 minutes later proved the decisive moment after Gary Pallister brought down Michel Ngonge.

Juninho almost grabbed a second late on but Paul Robinson headed clear.


West Ham 2-0 Bournemouth

Hammers cruised into the fourth round as they survived an early scare before easing past battling Bournemouth.

Cherries were unlucky not to take the lead on 28 minutes when Steve Robinson had his goal-bound shot headed over his own crossbar by Neil Ruddock.

But Hammers took control on 62 minutes when Marc Keller lashed a shot past keeper Mark Ovendale from 20 yards.

Frank Lampard completed the win when he swept home Paolo di Canio's kock down.



[ image: Blackburn's Matt Jansen shrugs off the challenge of Gary Kelly of Leeds]
Blackburn's Matt Jansen shrugs off the challenge of Gary Kelly of Leeds
Leeds 1-0 Blackburn

Danny Mills maintained Leeds' winning streak with a last-minute free-kick to sink Rovers at Elland Road.

The defender settled a disappointing tie with his second of the season after Craig Short fouled Darren Huckerby.


The BBC's John Murray: "Filan made two terrific saves"
Rovers 'keeper John Filan threw out a hand to deny Alan Smith a certain goal on 18 minutes and later produced a stunning stop to keep Smith out again.

Matt Jansen went closest for Rovers as his shot grazed Nigel Martyn's crossbar.


Sheff Wed 4-1 Nottm Forest

Richard Cresswell and Andy Booth ended their personal goal droughts as Wednesday cruised into round four.

Cresswell started the rout with only his second goal for Owls, powering in a header from eight yards on half time.

Forest threatened but Booth cut a shot back across Mark Crossley and Danny Sonner volleyed a sensational third.

Petter Rudi drilled home a fourth with seven minutes left before Dougie Freedman bagged a late consolation.


Leicester 2-0 Grimsby

Leicester eased into round four after dominating their Filbert Street clash.

Grimsby withstood relentless early pressure from the home side for almost 30 minutes before Muzzy Izzet headed home unmarked from 10 yards out.

Grimsby wasted a glorious chance to equalise when Paul Groves saw his penalty superbly saved by Tim Flowers.

Leicester secured a home tie with Leeds when Emile Heskey powered home a header from Izzet's cross on 58 minutes.





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