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Gerrard watches as his shot goes in off the post

Newcastle 1-5 Liverpool: Steven Gerrard opens the scoring in the 31st minute when his shot beats Shay Given and goes in off the post

Hyypia celebrates his goal with Daniel Agger

Veteran defender Sami Hyypia doubles Liverpool's lead shortly after when he heads home from Gerrard's corner

Edgar's header makes it 2-1 at half-time

Seconds before the interval, however, a corner at the other end finds David Edgar who reduces the deficit with a header of his own

Babel scores Liverpool's third

Ryan Babel restores the Reds's two-goal lead in the 50th minute, stabbing home after Given saves his initial backheel

Gerrard scores his second

The game effectively ends soon after the hour when Gerrard cuts in from the right before dinking the ball past Given to make it 4-1

Alonso makes it 5-1

A foul by Edgar allows substitute Xabi Alonso to add a fifth from the penalty spot as Liverpool complete a fine win to maintain top spot

Dempsey watches as the ball crosses the line

Fulham 2-2 Chelsea: The Cottagers take the lead when Simon Davies' free-kick finds Clint Dempsey who forces it in from close range

Lampard celebrates his equaliser

The Blues find themselves back on level terms when Frank Lampard scores after a collision between Mark Schwarzer and Aaron Hughes

Lampard celebrates his second goal

They then take the lead when Lampard beats Schwarzer with a 72nd-minute free-kick that finds its way through a gap in the wall

Fulham celebrate their late equaliser

Chelsea look like taking all three points until Dempsey pops up again to head the 89th-minute equaliser which earns Fulham a draw

Gallas send the ball goalwards

Arsenal 1-0 Portsmouth: An error by David James allows William Gallas to head the only goal late on as the Gunners edge to victory

Arteta gives Everton the lead

Everton 3-0 Sunderland: New Mackems boss Ricky Sbragia sees his side fall behind to Mikel Arteta's fine ninth-minute free-kick

Gosling celebrates his goal

Another deflected strike from Arteta and a late effort by Dan Gosling sees Everton extend their unbeaten run to four matches

McCarthy scores Rovers's first in the 45th minute

Blackburn 2-2 Man City: With six minutes to go, Rovers look set for the win thanks to goals from Benni McCarthy and Jason Roberts

Robinho equalises in injury time

Sadly for them, however, strikes from Daniel Sturridge and Robinho in the dying minutes see City go home with a share of the points

Benoit Assou-Ekotto receives a red card

West Brom 2-0 Tottenham: The Baggies receive a boost when Benoit Assou-Ekotto earns a red card for a stamp on Gianni Zuiverloom

Bednar guides his header goalwards

Only seven minutes remain when Roman Bednar finally breaks the deadlock with a header that raises the roof at the Hawthorns

Beattie makes it 2-0

Substitute Craig Beattie seals the win with another goal in injury time as Tony Mowbray's team move to within two points of 17th place

Faye heads Stoke in front

West Ham 2-1 Stoke: Having fallen into the bottom three, the Potters make a great start when Abdoulaye Faye heads them in front

Fuller receives a red card

Carlton Cole equalises early in the second half before Stoke's Ricardo Fuller gets sent off for attempting to hit one of his own players

Tristan celebrates his winner

The Hammers eventually secure victory when Cole's shot deflects off Diego Tristan into the net with two minutes to go

Zaki makes it 1-0 to Wigan

Bolton 0-1 Wigan: Amr Zaki's successfully converted penalty late in the first half is enough for the Latics as they move up to seventh





see also
Newcastle 1-5 Liverpool
28 Dec 08 |  Premier League
Fulham 2-2 Chelsea
28 Dec 08 |  Premier League
Arsenal 1-0 Portsmouth
28 Dec 08 |  Premier League
Everton 3-0 Sunderland
28 Dec 08 |  Premier League
Blackburn 2-2 Man City
28 Dec 08 |  Premier League
West Ham 2-1 Stoke
28 Dec 08 |  Premier League
West Brom 2-0 Tottenham
28 Dec 08 |  Premier League
Bolton 0-1 Wigan
28 Dec 08 |  Premier League


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