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Last Updated: Tuesday, 26 December 2006, 12:28 GMT
Boxing Day football photos

Benni McCarthy scores

Blackburn 1-0 Liverpool: Striker Benni McCarthy scores the winner as Rovers beat Liverpool at Ewood Park

Kieron Dyer celebrates

Bolton 2-1 Newcastle: Kieron Dyer gives Newcastle an early lead in the game at the Reebok Stadium

Peter Ramage scores an own goal

But Bolton are back on level terms when Newcastle defender Peter Ramage puts the ball into his own net

Nicholas Anelka scores

And Nicolas Anelka scores from close-range to send the Magpies back to Tyneside with nothing

Reading boss Steve Coppell

Chelsea 2-2 Reading: The Stamford Bridge clash is hotly-anticipated following their explosive encounter in October

Didier Drogba celebrates his goal against Reading

Didier Drogba beats Reading keeper Marcus Hahnemann to head home Frank Lampard's corner and put Chelsea ahead

Leroy Lita is cheered by fans as Chelsea defender Ashley Cole looks on

Leroy Lita equalises for Reading, but Drogba gets a second soon after to restore the lead for the Blues

Michael Essien trudges off the pitch after scoring an own goal

Five minutes from time, Ashley Cole's blundered clearance pings into the goal off Michael Essien to give Reading a point

Jonathan Woodgate wins the ball

Everton 0-0 Middlesbrough: Jonathan Woodgate helps the visitors keep Everton at bay as struggling Boro pick up a point

David Wright tackles Wayne Rooney

Manchester United 3-1 Wigan: Wayne Rooney is tackled by Wigan defender David Wright during a goalless first half

Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo comes on as a substitute and scores twice for United in the opening six minutes of the second half

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer scores Manchester United's third goal under pressure from Fitz Hall

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer tucks in United's third goal - Leighton Baines' late penalty is merely a consolation for Wigan

Joey Barton (left) and Stephen Ireland celebrate

Sheffield United 0-1 Manchester City: Stephen Ireland's 78th-minute goal wins the points for City

Jermain Defoe scores for Spurs

Tottenham 2-1 Aston Villa: Jermain Defoe lets rip a right-footer to score his fifth league goal of the season

Jermain Defoe

A delighted Defoe sneaks a second goal to secure the points for Spurs although Gareth Barry scores late on for Villa

Arsenal's Gilberto Silva (right) heads Arsenal in front past Watford keeper Ben Foster (left)

Watford 1-2 Arsenal: The Hornets' woes look set to continue when Gilberto Silva nods the Gunners in front

Watford players congratulate Tommy Smith after his equaliser against Arsenal

But Tommy Smith hits back almost immediately for Watford, turning in Hameur Bouazza's cross and the sides go in level

Robin van Persie (right) is congratulated by Theo Walcott after scoring Arsenal's winner against Watford

The visitors dominate the second-half and deservedly win the game when Robin van Persie curls home the winner late on

New West Ham boss Alan Curbishley

West Ham 1-2 Portsmouth: At Upton Park, Alan Curbishley loses his unbeaten record as Hammers boss

Linvoy Primus heads home from Manuel Fernandes' corner

Pompey get the first corner of the game and defender Linvoy Primus climbs above Hayden Mullins to head home

Teddy Sheringham scores a late goal for West Ham

Primus scores a second before a late strike from Teddy Sheringham gives the Hammers false hope

Alan Pardew

Meanwhile, ex-Hammers boss Alan Pardew is officially unveiled as the new manager of Curbishley's former club Charlton

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