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Saturday's football photos

Scholes blocks Bobby Zamora's header with his hands

Fulham 2-0 Man Utd: A handball by Paul Scholes concedes a penalty and earns him a red card during a dramatic opening to the game

Murphy makes it 1-0 to Fulham

Cottagers captain Danny Murphy takes responsibility for the conversion and sends the ball into the top corner to make it 1-0

Ronaldo shows his disappointment

Cristiano Ronaldo is among those that go close to equalising as Man Utd pile on the pressure after the break

Gera celebrates with Andy Johnson

Roy Hodgson's side weather the storm though and double their lead when Zoltan Gera's superb finish seals the win in the 87th minute

Rooney heads to the dressing rooms

Things get even worse for United when Wayne Rooney is sent off moments later for a second booking after throwing the ball away

Man Utd manager Sir Alex Ferguson

The defeat leaves Sir Alex Ferguson knowing that a win for Liverpool on Sunday will cut Man Utd's lead at the top to just one point

Police close off the road next to the suspect vehicle

Tottenham 1-0 Chelsea: The discovery of a suspect vehicle near the ground sees that the action does not get under way until 1530 GMT

Modric celebrates his opener

It is Spurs who eventually take the points when Luka Modric beats Petr Cech from 18 yards soon after the interval

Arsenal goalkeeper Manuel Almunia saves a penalty

Newcastle 1-3 Arsenal: Gunners keeper Manuel Almunia fouls Ryan Taylor to give away a penalty but saves Obafemi Martins's spot-kick

Bendtner makes it 1-0 to Arsenal

The Magpies are made to rue the missed opportunity when Nicklas Bendtner heads home from Andrey Arshavin's 57th-minute delivery

Nasri makes it 3-1

Martins equalises almost immediately but further goals from Abou Diaby and Samir Nasri wrap-up victory for Arsenal

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger

The win keeps Arsene Wenger's team in fourth while Newcastle find themselves stuck in the bottom three now two points from safety

Mark Noble in action at Ewood Park

Blackburn 1-1 West Ham: Rovers have much the better of the first half but fall behind when Mark Noble scores in the 35th minute

Blackburn boss Sam Allardyce

A 51st-minute goal from Keith Andrews completes the scoring as Sam Allardyce has to settle for a point in the battle to avoid relegation

Baines scores for Everton

Portsmouth 2-1 Everton: Leighton Baines scores with a delightful fourth-minute free-kick as the Toffees get off to a great start

Crouch celebrates his goal

However, the strugglers get back on level terms midway through the first half when Peter Crouch heads home from close range

Crouch celebrates his winner

Another header from Crouch with 15 minutes to go wins it for Pompey and pushes them away from the bottom three

Taylor celebrates making it 1-0

West Brom 1-1 Bolton:The Baggies fall behind when an attempted clearance falls to Matty Taylor who volleys home from 20 yards

Referee Howard Webb sends Gary Megson to the stands

Robert Koren's shot deflects off Danny Shittu for an equaliser before Bolton boss Gary Megson is sent to the stands during a tense finale

Delap congratulates Shawcross on his goal

Stoke 1-0 Middlesbrough: The Potters claim three vital points thanks to a late Ryan Shawcross header from Rory Delap's long throw

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see also
Fulham 2-0 Man Utd
21 Mar 09 |  Premier League
Tottenham 1-0 Chelsea
21 Mar 09 |  Premier League
Newcastle 1-3 Arsenal
21 Mar 09 |  Premier League
Blackburn 1-1 West Ham
21 Mar 09 |  Premier League
Portsmouth 2-1 Everton
21 Mar 09 |  Premier League
West Brom 1-1 Bolton
21 Mar 09 |  Premier League
Stoke 1-0 Middlesbrough
21 Mar 09 |  Premier League

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