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Saturday, 19 October, 2002, 15:57 GMT 16:57 UK
Everton halt Arsenal run
Everton left it late to beat the champions
Everton left it late to beat the champions
Arsenal's record-breaking 30-match unbeaten Premiership run came to an end with a surprise 2-1 defeat at Everton.

Sixteen-year-old striker Wayne Rooney clinched victory for the Toffees with a 25-yard wonder goal in injury time.

Freddie Ljungberg tapped home early on to make it 49 successive games in which the Gunners have scored.

Tomasz Radzinski levelled midway through the first half.

Under-fire England keeper David Seaman made a great save to keep out Thomas Gravesen's 20-yard shot - but it was Rooney's late show which stole the headlines.

Liverpool top the table after maintaining their unbeaten record with a 1-0 victory at Leeds.

Salif Diao scored the only goal in the second half as the Merseysiders left Leeds nursing their fifth defeat of the season.

Manchester United had to settle for a 1-1 draw against Fulham at Loftus Road.

Fulham's record signing Steve Marlet broke the deadlock in the 35th minute.

United increased their tempo after a lack-lustre first half and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer equalised on 62 minutes.

But they were saved from defeat when Fabien Barthez saved a Steed Malbranque penalty

Blackburn Rovers hammered Newcastle 5-2 at Ewood Park to spoil former striker Alan Shearer's landmark day.
Alan Shearer
Alan Shearer fires home his 300th domestic goal

David Dunn put Rovers ahead from the penalty spot after Nikos Dabizas was sent off for handball and soon added a second.

Alan Shearer pulled one back from the penalty spot to net his 300th career goal and was on target again as the Magpies levelled.

But Blackburn then ran riot with goals from Martin Taylor (two) and an Andy Griffin own goal.

Chelsea enjoyed a 3-0 victory at Manchester City.

Gianfranco Zola (two) and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink were on target late in the second half as Kevin Keegan's side sank to defeat.

Sunderland slipped deeper into trouble after losing 1-0 at home to West Ham.

Howard Wilkinson
Howard Wilkinson saw Sunderland lose
New Black Cats boss Howard Wilkinson was in charge for the first time since replacing Peter Reid.

But his reign got off to a sorry start when Trevor Sinclair's stunning finish after a brilliant 50-yard pass from Paolo di Canio, claimed victory for the Hammers.

The West Midlands derby between West Brom and Birmingham ended 1-1 at The Hawthorns.

The Baggies' Scott Dobie and Lee Hughes both missed great chances before the Blues had Olivier Tebily sent off.

Darren Moore's bizarre 86th minute goal put Birmingham ahead but Jason Roberts levelled straight away.

BBC Five Live's Peter Slater
"Everton just about deserved it"
Everton boss David Moyes
"The players deserve a good pat on the back"
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger
"We are very down at the moment"
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