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Saturday, 14 December, 2002, 17:12 GMT
Premiership clockwatch
All the action from the Premiership

Aston Villa 2-1 West Brom
Charlton 2-2 Man City
Everton 2-1 Blackburn
Middlesbrough 1-1 Chelsea
Southampton 1-1 Newcastle

Earlier result: Man Utd 3-0 West Ham

Goalflashes and major incidents:

1653: Aston Villa 2-1 West Brom
Tomas Hitzlsperger thrashes home a 30-yard thunderbolt to seemingly steal all three points for Villa, and break West Brom hearts.

1645: Charlton 2-2 Man City
A dramatic late equaliser for City, and it's a second goal for Marc-Vivien Foe, this time a toe-poke from Eyal Berkovic's pass.

1635: Blackburn are down to ten men at Goodison as Lucas Neill gets a second yellow for a foul on Tony Hibbert.

1631: Charlton 2-1 Man City
City are back in it at The Valley after Ali Benarbia, on as a second-half substitute, crosses for Marc-Vivien Foe to net his second goal in a week.

1629: Steve Staunton is sent off at Villa Park after a tussle with Danny Dichio.

1621: Charlton 2-0 Man City
A second goal for Charlton, and it's substitute Claus Jensen who gets it, sidefooting into the corner.

1612: Southampton 1-1 Newcastle
An immediate response from the Saints, as Chris Marsden converts a Fabrice Fernandes cross.

1610: Southampton 0-1 Newcastle
Kieron Dyer lays the ball off to Craig Bellamy, who curls home a beauty from outside the box.

1608: Charlton 1-0 Man City
Kevin Horlock brings down Kevin Lisbie... and Jason Euell sends Peter Schmeichel the wrong way from the penalty spot.

1544: Middlesbrough 1-1 Chelsea
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink's corner finds its way through to John Terry, who duly beats Mark Schwarzer.

1533: Middlesbrough 1-0 Chelsea
Geremi gives Carlo Cudicini no chance with a fantastic curling free-kick.

Everton starlet Wayne Rooney
Rooney started for Everton... and soon scored

1530: Aston Villa 1-1 West Brom
Albion are level, thanks to a super 25-yard strike from Jason Koumas.

1527: Everton 2-1 Blackburn
Wayne Rooney runs onto a long clearance from Richard Wright, heads the ball over Craig Short and smashes Everton ahead.

1517: Aston Villa 1-0 West Brom
Thomas Hitzlsperger's free-kick rebounds to Darius Vassell, who gives Villa a deserved lead.

1514: Everton 1-1 Blackburn
Wayne Rooney is denied by the woodwork... but Lee Carsley taps in the rebound, and Everton are level.

1508: Everton 0-1 Blackburn
An inswinging free-kick from David Thompson is headed home by Andy Cole for Rovers.

1500 GMT: Saturday's five remaining games kick off.

Team news:

Steve Staunton is back in the Aston Villa defence alongside Olof Mellberg and Ronny Johnsen. Darren Moore returns to bolster the West Brom back line - Ronnie Wallwork drops to the bench.

Charlton bring in Luke Young for Paul Konchesky, while Man City are unchanged for their visit to The Valley.

Wayne Rooney starts in place of Tomasz Radzinski up front for Everton at home to Blackburn, who have Tugay in for the injured David Dunn.

Szilard Nemeth replaces Tony Vidmar for Boro, while John Terry and Jesper Gronkjaer start for Chelsea.

Chris Marsden returns in the Southampton midfield, while Alan Shearer, Craig Bellamy, Steve Caldwell and Jermaine Jenas are all back for Newcastle.



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