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Last Updated: Sunday, 16 December 2007, 18:40 GMT
Sunday's football photos

Javier Mascherano attempts to tackle Ronaldo

Liverpool 0-1 Man Utd: Cristiano Ronaldo looks to break away and create an early chance for the visitors

Gerrard contests possession with Anderson

Reds captain Steven Gerrard tangles with Anderson as the two look to win control of the midfield area

Evra makes his point to Halsey

Patrice Evra becomes the first of four players to go into referee Mark Halsey's book in a lively first half

Brown and Kewell tangle

Wes Brown is another after halting winger Harry Kewell's threatening run towards goal in a tight opening period

Brown falls into the Liverpool dugout

Brown's commitment to thwarting Liverpool's forward forays sees him end up in their dugout at one stage

Tevez gives Man Utd the lead

With the interval looming, a well-worked corner finds its way to Carlos Tevez who directs the ball home from close range

Man Utd's wall does its job

Liverpool have a chance to equalise midway through the second half but John Arne Riise's free-kick goes into the wall

Babel looks to get away from Owen Hargreaves

Rafa Benitez swaps Kewell for Ryan Babel who sees a good effort go just past the post with 15 minutes to go

Wayne Rooney

Wayne Rooney has a great opportunity to make it 2-0 but he shoots wide after being picked out by Ronaldo

Liverpool's players leave the pitch as Man Utd celebrate

The hosts get one final chance to level but Gerrard sends his free-kick over the bar as Man Utd hold on for victory

Cole tackles Arsenal's Bacary Sagna

Arsenal 1-0 Chelsea: Defender Ashley Cole (left) returns to his former club and wastes no time getting involved in the action

Wright-Phillips attacks for Chelsea

Shaun Wright-Phillips bursts dangerously through the middle but shoots at Manuel Almunia with Joe Cole well placed

Adebayor prepares to shoot

Emmanuel Adebayor looks to break the deadlock but the combined efforts of Alex and Paulo Ferreira keep him out

The players brawl at the Emirates

An ugly tackle by John Terry on Cesc Fabregas leads to heated tempers on the half hour but he escapes with a booking

Terry hobbles off

Minutes later Terry has his foot clipped by Emmanuel Eboue while trying to clear and, despite treatment, has to go off

Gallas makes it 1-0

With the first half into injury time, Petr Cech misses Fabregas's corner and William Gallas heads Arsenal in front

Wright-Phillips misses a great chance

Chelsea see Wright-Phillips spurn a splendid chance in the 75th minute when he shoots wide with just Almunia to beat

Adebayor reacts to having his goal disallowed

In the closing minutes Robin van Persie and Adebayor both have goals disallowed as Arsenal come close to sealing victory

Shevchenko goes close

They are almost made to pay in stoppage time when Andriy Shevchenko's free-kick is well saved by a flying Almunia

Cole and Fabregas lie prone after their tussle

Fabregas's tackle on Ashley Cole sees the game finish on a sour note but Arsenal win to stay one point ahead of Man Utd



SEE ALSO
Liverpool 0-1 Man Utd
16 Dec 07 |  Premier League
Arsenal 1-0 Chelsea
16 Dec 07 |  Premier League


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