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 Saturday, 28 December, 2002, 14:31 GMT
Premiership clockwatch
All the action from the Premiership
Saturday matches: Full time:

Aston Villa 1-0 Middlesbrough. Wilson sent off. Blackburn 2-2 West Ham
Charlton 1-0 West Brom
Everton 0-0 Bolton
Fulham 0-1 Man City
Leeds 2-0 Chelsea
Man Utd 2-0 Birmingham
Southampton 2-1 Sunderland

Goalflashes and major incidents:

90 mins: Southampton snatch a win four minutes into stoppage time, Rory Delap's long throw sparking a goal-mouth scramble in the Sunderland box, Jo Tessem apparently getting the final touch.
Southampton 2-1 Sunderland

86 mins: Blackburn's lead lasts just ten minutes as West Ham substitute Jermain Defoe grabs an equaliser.
Blackburn 2-2 West Ham

84 mins: The flurry of second-half goals continues as Nicolas Anelka's near-post shot puts Man City ahead at Fulham.
Fulham 0-1 Man City

78 mins: Andy Cole regains the lead for Blackburn against West Ham with his 150th Premiership goal.
Blackburn 2-1 West Ham

77 mins: Sunderland striker Tore Andre Flo levels the scores at St Mary's Stadium with a towering header.
Southampton 1-1 Sunderland

73 mins: David Beckham latches onto a long ball from Juan Sebastian Veron and instead of rounding the keeper, executes a brilliant 25-yard chip.
Man Utd 2-0 Birmingham

73 mins: James Beattie gets his 12th of the season, his header giving Southampton the lead at St Mary's Stadium.
Southampton 1-0 Sunderland

66 mins: Man City's Nicolas Anelka, with a contender for miss of the season, somehow puts his header wide from two yards out to leave the game against Fulham goalless.

46 mins: Chelsea make changes at half time with Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink and Enrique de Lucas taking the field for Ferrer and Gronkjaer.

1605 GMT: The action resumes at eight Premiership grounds.

1545 GMT: Half time.

45 mins: Leeds' 16-year-old striker James Milner extends their lead just before the break, curling a right-foot shot past Ed de Goey 15 minutes after coming on as a substitute.
Leeds 2-0 Chelsea

37 mins: David Beckham heads an overhit Mikael Silvestre cross back across goal, where Diego Forlan lets it bounce before lashing it home.
Man Utd 1-0 Birmingham

30 mins: Jonathan Woodgate breaks the deadlock at Elland Road with a powerful header.
Leeds 1-0 Chelsea

27 mins: Middlesbrough are reduced to ten men when referee Rob Styles dismisses Mark Wilson for his second bookable offence.

23 mins: A touchline row between Sunderland and Southampton coaching staff halts proceedings for a few minutes at St Mary's Stadium.

24 mins: West Ham pull level when Steve Lomas' shot takes a wicked deflection off Martin Taylor, who is credited with an own goal.
Blackburn 1-1 West Ham

11 mins: Dion Dublin fires Aston Villa in front, his volley from Juan Pablo Angel's cross taking a deflection on its way into the Boro net.
Aston Villa 1-0 Middlesbrough

8 mins: Southampton's striker James Beattie forces the ball into the Sunderland net but it's ruled out for a foul by Brett Ormerod on goalkeeper Jurgen Macho.

Six mins: Kevin Lisbie gives Charlton the lead against second-from-bottom side West Brom, nodding home from two yards after keeper Russell Hoult fails to collect a corner.
Charlton 1-0 West Brom

Four mins: Damien Duff puts Rovers ahead after his tame shot bounces in front of Hammers keeper David James then slides through his legs and into the net.
Blackburn 1-0 West Ham

1500 GMT: Eight Premiership matches kick off with Man Utd and Chelsea both trying to close the gap on leaders Arsenal.

Team news:

Everton's teenage striker Wayne Rooney is forgiven by manager David Moyes for his Boxing Day red card and starts up front in place of Tomasz Radzinski.

West Brom opt to stick with the same side that was beaten by Arsenal at the Hawthorns for the trip to Charlton, who are also unchanged.

Claudio Ranieri makes seven changes to his Chelsea side, Albert Ferrer, William Gallas, Graeme Le Saux, Mario Stanic, Frank Lampard, Jesper Gronkjaer and Eidur Gudjohnsen making the starting eleven.

Embattled opponents Leeds make only one enforced switch, Jonathan Woodgate taking the place of Ian Harte.

Sir Alex Ferguson keeps his promise to freshen up his Man Utd side for the visit of Birmingham.

Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville find themselves removed from the firing line.

David Beckham, Roy Keane and Rio Ferdinand make their first Premiership starts for some time while Ruud van Nistelrooy is missing with an injured toe.

At Middlesbrough, Luke Wilkshire replaces injured Alen Boksic up front while there's no sign of striker Darius Vassell in the Aston Villa squad.

He is out with a stomach bug.

Villa's 20-year-old defender Rob Edwards makes his debut at the back and keeper Stefan Postma gets his first Premiership start due to Peter Enckelman's absence.

Sunderland name injured Michael Proctor, Tore Andre Flo and Marcus Stewart on the bench giving rare opportunities to Kevin Kyle and George McCartney.

Southampton rest midfield player Matthew Oakley and prefer Brett Ormerod to Jo Tessem in attack.

Fulham striker Facundo Sava overcomes a thigh injury to make it to the starting line up.

Niclas Jensen takes the injured Danny Tiatto's place at left-back for Man City, who start with Ali Bernarbia.

There is no recognised striker in the West Ham XI, with Jermain Defoe dropped to the bench and Freddie Kanoute not fit.

Blackburn leave Dwight Yorke on the bench with Egil Ostenstad taking his place after making a big impact in the Boxing Day draw at Liverpool.



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