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Tuesday, 26 December, 2000, 14:28 GMT
Boxing Day football clockwatch
FA Carling Premiership action
All the action from a marathon programme of festive football in the FA Carling Premiership.

Results:
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Arsenal 6-1 Leicester
Aston Villa 0-1 Man Utd
Bradford 1-4 Sunderland
Everton 1-2 Coventry
Ipswich 2-2 Chelsea
Man City 0-0 Derby
Middlesbrough 1-0 Liverpool
Newcastle 2-1 Leeds
West Ham 5-0 Charlton

Click refresh for updates. Latest news first - scroll down for earlier action.


16:57 The final whistle goes at Portman Road, bringing an end to almost five continuous hours of Premiership action.

16:49 Kevin Phillips has the chance to claim a fourth goal as Sunderland are awarded a penalty - but Bradford keeper Gary Walsh saves the spot-kick.

16:47 Coventry take the lead at Everton again, as Gary Breen heads in from another David Thompson free-kick, with just three minutes left on the clock.
Everton 1-2 Coventry

Sam Della Bonna and Jamie Clapham
Chelsea's Sam Della Bonna grapples with Jamie Clapham of Ipswich
16:45 A 20-yard strike from Kevin Phillips gives the Sunderland striker a hat-trick - the second Premiership treble of the day after Thierry Henry's earlier exploits.
Bradford 1-4 Sunderland

16:45 A right-foot volley from Scott Gemmill, following Duncan Ferguson's flick, puts Everton back on level terms.
Everton 1-1 Coventry

16:43 Ipswich snatch a late equaliser when Marcus Stewart puts the ball through Chelsea keeper Ed de Goey's legs.
Ipswich 2-2 Chelsea

16:34 Bradford give themselves a glimmer of hope as Robbie Blake scores from Ashley Ward's knock-down.
Bradford 1-3 Sunderland

16:29 Coventry take a shock lead at Everton, as Mustapha Hadji heads home a David Thompson free-kick.
Everton 0-1 Coventry

16:23 Leeds come close to levelling at Newcastle, as Lee Bowyer volleys against the post from Gary Kelly's cross.

16:19 Everton fans celebrate a goal at Goodison against Coventry - only for Duncan Ferguson's effort to be ruled out for offside.

16:14 Sunderland's Hutchison-Phillips double act works wonders again, as Kevin Phillips scores his second of the game.
Bradford 0-3 Sunderland

16:13 With Boro holding onto their 1-0 lead, Livepool manager Gerard Houllier brings Robbie Fowler on for fellow England forward Michael Owen.

16:08 Sunderland double their lead, as Kevin Phillips converts Don Hutchison's cross.
Bradford 0-2 Sunderland

16:06 Derby striker Deon Burton hits the bar and Malcolm Christie puts the rebound over with the Man City goal gaping.


15:45 On the brink of half-time, Sunderland's Niall Quinn scores at the second attempt from Michael Gray's cross.
Bradford 0-1 Sunderland

15:44 Ipswich pull a goal back at Portman Road, through a James Scowcroft header.
Ipswich 1-2 Chelsea

15:44 Newcastle score their second goal in four minutes when unmarked Clarence Acuna heads home from a corner.
Newcastle 2-1 Leeds

15:41 Christian Karembeu gives Middlesbrough the lead, after Livepool keeper Sander Westerveld fumbles a Curtis Fleming shot.
Boro 1-0 Liverpool

15:41 A superb, fizzing free-kick from Nolberto Solano puts Newcastle back on level terms.
Newcastle 1-1 Leeds

15:17 At Bradford, Sunderland striker Kevin Phillips somehow misses from two yards with the City goal gaping.

15:16 A second goal from Eidur Gudjohnsen gives Chelsea a great chance of improving on their dismal away record.
Ipswich 0-2 Chelsea

15:09 A free-kick from Olivier Dacourt puts Leeds ahead at St James' Park.
Newcastle 0-1 Leeds.

15:07 Chelsea take the lead at Ipswich, Eidur Gudjohnsen volleying home Mario Melchiot's cross.
Ipswich 0-1 Chelsea.

15:05 Manchester City nearly sneak an early lead - but Derby goalkeeper Mart Poom palms Paulo Wanchope's header onto the post.

15:00 After Arsenal, West Ham and Manchester United win the day's lunchtime games, six more Premiership fixtures kick off.


14:53 The final whistle goes at Villa Park, as leaders Manchester United claim the win that keeps them six points clear of second-placed Arsenal.

14:45 Another sweeping move by United and the ball finds its way out to David Beckham on the right. Despite David James' best efforts, his cross is powerfully headed home by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Aston Villa 0-1 Man Utd

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Gareth Southgate
Man Utd match-winner Ole Gunnar Solskjaer goes head-to-head with Gareth Southgate
14:38 United break at speed but Paul Scholes fails to connect properly with a diving header from Beckham's inviting cross.

14:35 Paul Merson's chipped ball finds Dion Dublin who duly fires past Fabien Barthez - but the goal is ruled out for a marginal offside decision against the big Villa striker.

14:30 Dublin creates space for himself inside the United box but makes a mess of his attempted shot at goal.

14:26 United's Paul Scholes just misses the target with a curling effort. Former United striker Dion Dublin comes off the bench for Villa, with De Bilde making way.

14:23 United keeper Fabien Barthez palms away a goal-bound Gilles De Bilde header from David Ginola's cross.

14:19 Ronnie Wallwork comes on for injured Manchester United defender Denis Irwin.

14:19 Aston Villa's Paul Merson blazes a 25-yard shot just past the post.

14:05 Manchester United bring on Phil Neville for Mikael Silvestre for the second half against Aston Villa.


13:46 Arsenal complete the rout in the last minute. Henry's cross from the right is converted by Tony Adams at the far post.
Arsenal 6-1 Leicester.

13:40 At Upton Park, Michael Carrick's through-ball releases Frederic Kanoute, who scores his seventh goal of the season.
West Ham 5-0 Charlton.

13:38 Thierry Henry completes a wonderful hat-trick. After leaving the Leicester defence flat-footed, he takes the ball around keeper Tim Flowers and finishes into an empty net.
Arsenal 5-1 Leicester.

13:32 Fredrik Ljungberg scores from point-blank range after a header from Stepanovs hits the post.
Arsenal 4-1 Leicester.

13:27 West Ham continue their ramage against Charlton, with a goal of the highest quality. Trevor Sinclair, receives the ball some 30 yards from goal, and controls it with his thigh before volleying into the top corner of Kiely's net.
West Ham 4-0 Charlton.

Thierry Henry
Hat-trick hero: Arsenal's Thierry Henry
13: 23 Thierry Henry scores his second of the game at Highbury. Lee Dixon plays the ball into the area and the Frenchman turns his marker Matt Elliott, before slotting the ball home.
Arsenal 3-1 Leicester.

13:18 Arsenal are denied a penalty, after Pires tumbles under Andy Impey's challenge.

13:14 Arsenal come close to making it 3-1 - but Flowers produces a superb dive to keep out Henry's header and from the subsequent corner City are saved by the woodwork.

13:11 Leicester pull a goal back at Highbury. Alex Manninger fails to hold Trevor Benjamin's header from Steve Guppy's free-kick and Ade Akinbiyi pounces from close range.
Arsenal 2-1 Leicester.

13:07 After a neat one-two with Thierry Henry, Patrick Vieira lobs Tim Flowers and bundles the ball over the goal line.
Arsenal 2-0 Leicester.

13:05 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, fresh from his two-goal display against Ipswich, comes close to scoring an early opener for Manchester United at Aston Villa.

13:03 Jensen's free-kick is parried by Hammers keeper Hislop, as Charlton begin the second half in determined fashion.

13:00 Aston Villa, with Dion Dublin on the bench, kick off their home clash with Premiership leaders Manchester United.


12:45 On the stroke of half-time, and with the Charlton defence absent without leave, Frank Lampard nets from close range from Di Canio's chipped left-wing cross.
West Ham 3-0 Charlton.

Mark Kinsella and Paolo Di Canio
Charlton's Mark Kinsella holds off West Ham striker Paolo Di Canio
12:43 West Ham's Titi Camara, on his home debut, sees an angled drive saved by Kiely.

12:42 Kanu comes close for Arsenal with a curling shot from outside the area.

12:41 Claus Jensen's 20-yard shot is turned away for a corner by West Ham keeper Shaka Hislop.

12:37 Steve Guppy replaces injured Leicester defender Gerry Taggart.

12:35 French striker Thierry Henry scores a stunner for Arsenal, smacking a half-volley from the edge of the area from Pires' corner.
Arsenal 1-0 Leicester.

12:26 Charlton manager Alan Curbishley replaces injured striker Mathias Svensson with fellow Swede Martin Pringle.

12:18 Another Charlton defensive slip-up at Upton Park - this time by Mark Kinsella - allows Frederic Kanoute to double West Ham's lead with a low angled shot past Dean Kiely.
West Ham 2-0 Charlton.

12:15 Arsenal keeper Alex Manninger saves well from Ade Akinbiyi, after the City striker races clear of the home defence.

12:13 West Ham take the lead against Charlton in farcical fashion. With the ball rebounding around the visitors' six-yard box, Paolo Di Canio tries a back-heel - and sees his mis-hit effort ricochet off Addicks defender Richard Rufus and into the net.
West Ham 1-0 Charlton.

12:11 After a dull start at Highbury, Robert Pires injects some excitment into proceedings with a run and shot - but Leicester keeper Tim Flowers saves comfortably.

12:02 West Ham midfielder Frank Lampard tries his luck from long-range, but sees his well-hit shot drift wide of the Charlton goal.

12:00 The first games of the day kick off at Highbury, where Arsenal entertain Leicester, and Upton Park, where London rivals West Ham and Charlton meet.


Team news: Latvian central defender Igors Stepanovs makes his Premiership debut for Arsenal, after Martin Keown picked up an injury in the 4-0 defeat by Liverpool on Saturday.

Dennis Bergkamp also misses out, with Kanu partnering Thierry Henry up front - but captain Tony Adams is passed fit.

Leicester skipper Matt Elliott starts in the visitors' defence, despite being stretchered off against West Ham.

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