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Last Updated: Saturday, 4 October, 2003, 16:11 GMT 17:11 UK
Premiership clockwatch
Results:

Fulham 2-0 Leicester
Leeds 2-1 Blackburn
Man Utd 3-0 Birmingham
Newcastle 1-0 Southampton
Portsmouth 1-2 Charlton
Tottenham 3-0 Everton
Wolverhampton 1-0 Man City

Early result:
Liverpool 1-2 Arsenal


Goalflashes and major incidents:

FULL-TIME: Manchester United move to within a point of Arsenal at the top of the table by beating previously undefeated Birmingham 3-0. Wolves earn their first ever Premiership win by beating Manchester City 1-0. A brilliant Alan Shearer goal against Southampton hands Newcastle their first win of the season.

1649 BST: GOAL Portsmouth 1-2 CharltonSouth African striker Shaun Bartlett scores with a header as Charlton fight back from a goal down to earn an injury-time lead.

1644: GOAL Leeds 2-1 Blackburn
Italian midfielder Dino Baggio scores his first goal for Blackburn, heading home powerfully from an excellent Brett Emerton cross, to give Rovers late hope.

1640: GOAL Man Utd 3-0 Birmingham
Substitute Diego Forlan breaks into the box and tees up Ryan Giggs, who slides the ball past Ian Bennett to give Manchester United a decisive lead at Old Trafford.

1638: GOAL Wolves 1-0 Man City
Colin Cameron strikes to give bottom-of-the-table Wolves hope of securing their first ever Premiership win.

1637 BST: GOAL Portsmouth 1-1 Charlton
Substitute Jonathan Fortune scores from close range to draw Charlton level at Fratton Park.

1634: GOAL Fulham 2-0 Leicester
Luis Boa Morte scores his second goal of the game - and fifth in the Premiership this season - as Fulham continue their excellent start to the season.

1623: Charlton boss Alan Curbishley brings on Paolo di Canio in place of Claus Jensen as he tries to find a way back into the game against Portsmouth.

1615: GOAL Manchester United 2-0 Birmingham
United move into a commanding lead against 10-man Birmingham. England midfielder Paul Scholes adds to Ruud van Nistelrooy's earlier penalty with a clinical finish from the edge of the box.

1613: Everton manager David Moyes brings on substitutes Wayne Rooney and Kevin Kilbane in an attempt to get back into the match against Tottenham.

1601: GOAL Tottenham 3-0 Everton
Spurs threaten to run riot at White Hart Lane. Robbie Keane holds off David Unsworth on the edge of the area before shooting past Nigel Martyn in Everton's goal.

1600: GOAL Tottenham 2-0 Everton
Darren Anderton crosses from the right and Gus Poyet meets the ball with a glancing header to score just 40 seconds after the restart.

1544: GOAL Newcastle 1-0 Southampton
Newcastle midfielder Jermaine Jenas surges forward and lays the ball off to Alan Shearer on the edge of the area. The former England captain turns and curls a shot into the top corner for his 250th career league goal.

1543: MISSED PENALTY Fulham 1-0 Leicester
Fulham are awarded a penalty when Gerry Taggart brings down Louis Saha in the area. Steed Malbranque steps up to take the spot-kick but sees his effort brilliantly saved by Ian Walker.

1543: GOAL Tottenham 1-0 Everton
French striker Frederic Kanoute scores a stunning 30-yard volley to give Spurs the lead at White Hart Lane.

1537: GOAL Portsmouth 1-0 Charlton
Teddy Sheringham meets a Patrik Berger corner with a glancing header and, despite the best efforts of Charlton's Scott Parker, the ball is adjudged to have crossed the line.

1537: GOAL Fulham 1-0 Leicester
Luis Boa Morte scores with a scuffed shot to give Fulham the lead against Leicester.

1536: GOAL Man Utd 1-0 Birmingham
Ruud van Nistelrooy fires a penalty past reserve Ian Bennett, who has come on to replace the dismissed Maik Taylor in goal for Birmingham.

1534: RED CARD Man Utd 1-0 Birmingham
Birmingham keeper Maik Taylor is sent off for bringing down Paul Scholes after the Manchester United midfielder had rounded him. A penalty is also awarded by referee Mike Dean.

1527: GOAL Leeds 2-0 Blackburn
Leeds, who have been outstanding so far against Blackburn, go further ahead and the scorer is again Seth Johnson. The midfielder, who had only scored one goal for Leeds coming into the match, fires a left-footed volley in off the post.

1526: Southampton's Neil McCann is stretchered off after a heavy tackle by Andy O'Brien and replaced by Anders Svensson.

1523: Ruud van Nistelrooy fires the ball across the face of goal from an acute angle as Manchester United continue to dominate against Birmingham at Old Trafford.

1516: Charlton keeper Dean Kiely makes an excellent save to deny Teddy Sheringham at Fratton Park.

1511: GOAL Leeds 1-0 Blackburn
Leeds' early pressure pays off as Seth Johnson capitalises on an error from Blackburn keeper Brad Friedel to score.

1501: Alan Smith wastefully lashes over the crossbar as Leeds make an impressive start against Blackburn at Elland Road.

1500: The seven Premiership matches kick off.


Team news:

Beleaguered Leeds boss Peter Reid hands David Batty his first start in 18 months and partners Zoumana Camara with skipper Dominic Matteo in central defence in the absence of the suspended Roque Junior. Blackburn drop Italian defender Lorenzo Amoruso after a poor run of form.

Manchester United make two changes from the side beaten by Stuttgart in midweek, with Quinton Fortune and Darren Fletcher coming in for John O'Shea and Cristiano Ronaldo. Aliou Cisse replaces Robbie Savage in Birmingham's midfield after the Welshman fails to overcome an Achilles injury.

Young defender Dean Leacock starts only his third game for Fulham. Veteran striker Les Ferdinand returns to the bench for Leicester after injury and suspension.

Newcastle, who are looking for their first Premiership win of the season, bring in Gary Speed for the suspended Laurent Robert. Danny Higginbotham and Neil McCann replace injured duo Graeme Le Saux and Matt Oakley for Southampton.

Portsmouth are boosted by the return of Patrik Berger to the left side of midfield after a groin injury. Charlton field an unchanged side following last week's impressive win over Liverpool.

England striker Wayne Rooney remains on the bench for unchanged Everton. Rohan Ricketts replaces Goran Bunjevcevic in Tottenham's midfield.

Kenny Miller is handed his first start of the season as Wolves continue their search for a first Premiership win. Steve McManaman misses out for Manchester City because of an ankle injury and is replaced by Claudio Reyna.




Fulham v Leicester

Leeds v Aston Villa

Man Utd v Birmingham

Newcastle v Leicester

Portsmouth v Chelsea



Barclays Premier League Table
01 February 2010 22:00
    P GD PTS
1 Chelsea 23 38 54
2 Man Utd 24 36 53
3 Arsenal 24 32 49
4 Tottenham 24 20 42

5 Liverpool 24 16 41

6 Man City 22 14 41
7 Aston Villa 23 13 40
8 Birmingham 23 -1 34
9 Everton 23 -1 32
10 Blackburn 24 -15 28
11 Fulham 23 -2 27
12 Stoke 22 -7 26
13 Sunderland 23 -10 24
14 Wigan 22 -23 22
15 West Ham 23 -9 21
16 Bolton 22 -15 21
17 Wolverhampton 23 -21 21

18 Burnley 23 -23 20
19 Hull 23 -26 20
20 Portsmouth 22 -16 15


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