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Last Updated: Wednesday, 26 December 2007, 10:40 GMT
Live - Premier League

Fans watch Man Utd v Everton just before Christmas

The Boxing Day games include Man Utd at Sunderland, Aston Villa at Chelsea and no doubt countless fans with Santa hats

Birmingham manager Alex McLeish on the sidelines at St Andrews

Birmingham 3-0 Middlesbrough: Blues manager Alex McLeish gets his point across to his players at St Andrews

Mikael Forssell shrugs off a challenge

Mikael Forssell was a handful up front, scoring the home side's second to set up McLeish's first home win

Petr Cech in action in the warm-up

Chelsea 4-4 Aston Villa: Keeper Petr Cech makes a surprise start in one of the Premier League's all-time great games

Shaun Maloney scores his first goal

Cech is beaten twice in the first half by Shaun Maloney, the second a real howler from the Czech international keeper

Zat Knight remonstrates with referee Phil Dowd after he is sent off against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge

But Zat Knight's dismissal changes the complexion of the match and Andriy Shevchenko pulls one back from the spot

Michael Ballack celebrates scoring his free-kick

Michael Ballack looks to have given Chelsea the win after putting them back in front 4-3 after Martin Laursen's equaliser

Marlon Harewood and Gareth Barry celebrate Villa's fourth goal

But the final dramatic twist comes when skipper Gareth Barry slots an injury-time penalty to earn Villa a well-deserved point

Tim Cahill scores Everton's second goal at Goodison Park

Everton 2-0 Bolton: Tim Cahill is in the goals as David Moyes's side ease past Bolton at Goodison Park

Fernando Torres beats Dean Leacock on his way to giving Liverpool the lead

Derby 1-2 Liverpool: A slice of Fernando Torres individual brilliance gives Liverpool the lead at Pride Park

Steven Gerrard scores Liverpool's winner at Pride Park

But it takes a last-minute Steven Gerrard winner for Liverpool to keep their title hopes alive

Arsenal keeper Jens Lehmann sits on the bench at Fratton Park

Portsmouth 0-0 Arsenal: Not too much festive cheer from Jens Lehmann at Fratton Park - yet more socks for Christmas?

William Gallas blazes over in the last five minutes at Fratton Park

William Gallas misses the best opportunity of the match when he blazes over from 10 yards out in the last five minutes

Cristiano Ronaldo scores with a 25-yard free-kick

Sunderland 0-4 Manchester United: Cristiano Ronaldo fires a beautifully struck 25-yard free-kick for a 2-0 lead

Roy Keane looks disgusted after Sunderland's defeat to Manchester United

Sunderland's display does not impress Roy Keane, who looks as if he will administer some post-match 'hairdryer' treatment

Robbie Keane

Tottenham 5-1 Fulham: Robbie Keane gets the home side off to a fine start with an opportunist finish at White Hart Lane

Robbie Keane celebrates scoring his goal

Fulham offer some resistance but Tom Huddlestone and Keane grab braces, while Jermain Defoe scores the fifth

Reading's Brynjar Gunnarsson (left) is shown the red card by referee Peter Walton

West Ham 1-1 Reading: Brynjar Gunnarsson is sent off for a lunge on Hayden Mullins

Nolberto Solano celebrates scoring the opener at Upton Park

And Nolberto Solano soon puts the Hammers in front with a neat finish from a tight angle

Dave Kitson celebrates for Reading

But Dave Kitson grabs an equaliser against the run of play as 10-man Reading snatch a precious away point

Ryan Taylor beats Shay Given with a 25-yard free-kick

Wigan 1-0 Newcastle: Ryan Taylor's brilliant 25-yard free-kick is the only highlight from a dour game at the JJB Stadium


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