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Sunday, 2 February, 2003, 13:44 GMT
Live: Aston Villa 3-0 Blackburn
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Aston Villa emulate Liverpool's 3-0 defeat from earlier in the day.


Goalflashes and major incidents (all times GMT):

1800: Full-time at Villa with Blackburn well beaten.

1748: Aston Villa 3-0 Blackburn
Gareth Barry adds a third for Villa to finally sink Rovers, the England international taking his time before slotting an effort past Brad Friedel.

1744: Garry Flitcroft comes close to getting on the scoresheet, shooting just wide for Blackburn.

1728: Blackburn appear no closer to getting back into the game as a dull encounter in the Midlands continues to go the way of Villa.

1713: Stefan Moore wastes a great chance to make it 3-0 for Villa within a minute of the re-start.

1712: The second half gets started at Villa Park.

1648: Half-time in Birmingham, with Villa two goals up thanks to the rejuvenated Dion Dublin.

1648: Aston Villa 2-0 Blackburn
Dion Dublin gets his and Villa's second six minutes before the break, sliding home a left-foot effort from outside the box.

1645: Ronny Johnsen comes close with an acrobatic volley before Stefan Moore blasts a shot straight at Brad Friedel.

1624: Blackburn newboy Vratislav Gresko fires an effort over the bar as Rovers try to get back on level terms.

1610: Aston Villa 1-0 Blackburn
Dion Dublin nods home an opening goal for Aston Villa after just two minutes.

1608: The second game of the day gets under way at Villa Park.

1552: The final whistle at Upton Park as Liverpool coast to three points - and increase the pressure on Glenn Roeder.

1533: Paolo Di Canio wastes a gilt-edged chance to give West Ham a consolation goal.

1527: West Ham 0-3 Liverpool
Sami Hyypia knocks on a corner and Emile Heskey beats David James to the ball before heading home Liverpool's third.

1518: Freddie Kanoute blasts a shot narrowly over the bar for the Hammers but soon after Nigel Winterburn reacts angrily to being taken off as tension grows in the camp.

1505: The second half gets started as West Ham try to get back into the game.

1448: Half-time in east London with Liverpool still two goals to the good.

1429: Steven Gerrard's shot is fumbled by David James but West Ham clear the danger.

1410: West Ham 0-2 Liverpool
Steven Gerrard makes it two goals in as many minutes for Liverpool as he thumps home a brilliant goal from 30 yards.

1408: West Ham 0-1 Liverpool
John Arne Riise's corner is headed home from close range by Milan Baros as Liverpool take the lead. Gerard Houllier's decision to leave Michael Owen on the bench is vindicated.

1402: The game gets under way at Upton Park as Liverpool kick-off.


Team news:

Aston Villa are unchanged for their game against Blackburn who include new signing Vratislav Gresko in their starting line-up with Lucas Neill and Andy Todd both suspended. John Curtis and Nils-Eric Johansson are also recalled, with Keith Gillespie dropped to the bench.

Michael Owen is left on the bench for Liverpool with Milan Baros preferred up front, while Vladimir Smicer replaces Bruno Cheyrou.

For West Ham, new signing Rufus Brevett is left on the bench alongside Wednesday's hero Jermain Defoe - with Les Ferdinand and Paolo di Canio the choice in attack.

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