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Last Updated: Saturday, 25 October, 2003, 15:52 GMT 16:52 UK
Fulham sink Man Utd
Saturday's English Premiership round-up

Manchester United crashed to their first home defeat in 13 months as Fulham pulled off a shock 3-1 victory at Old Trafford.

Ruud van Nistelrooy is hounded by Fulham defender Alain Goma (left)

The Cottagers were full value for their three points as they inflicted United's first home defeat since September 2002.

Lee Clark stunned Old Trafford when he tapped in a cross from Steed Malbranque inside three minutes.

Diego Forlan equalised on the stroke of half time with a wonderful angled finish across keeper Edwin van der Sar.

Steed Malbranque restored Fulham's lead on 66 minutes and Junichi Inamoto confirmed the upset as United's defence suffered a miserable afternoon.

Chelsea took over at the top of the table after a hard-fought 1-0 triumph over Manchester City.

The Blues went ahead when Adrian Mutu's cross was palmed out by David Seaman, but straight against a stumbling Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink and the ball rebounded into the net.

Carlo Cudicini's brilliant save denied Robbie Fowler as Claudio Ranieri's men held out for victory.

Liverpool ended their losing run but inflicted more pain on Leeds in a 3-1 victory at Anfield.
Michael Owen scored on his comeback

Fit-again striker Michael Owen had put Liverpool ahead before Alan Smith's equaliser in the first half.

Then a controversial Danny Murphy free-kick and Florent Sinama-Pongolle's debut goal for the club saw the Anfield men home.

Newcastle appear to have put their early-season troubles behind them after an impressive 3-0 victory at home to Portsmouth.

Gary Speed gave the Magpies a deserved early lead and Alan Shearer soon added a second from the penalty spot.

Shola Ameobi put Newcastle out of sight mid-way through the second half as Pompey's poor away form continued.

Southampton ran out 2-0 winners against Blackburn Rovers.

England striker James Beattie broke the deadlock to end Saints' goal drought with a superb 25-yard strike.

Rovers went down to 10 when Andy Cole saw red before substitute Leandre Griffit added the second three minutes from time.

Wolves stormed back from three goals down to earn a dramatic 4-3 win against Leicester City.

Les Ferdinand (two) and Riccardo Scimeca appeared to have put the Foxes on course for an easy victory before Wolves hit back in the second half.

Colin Cameron thumped home Wolves' first and then scored from the penalty spot to leave Leicester's defence in tatters.

Alex Rae equalised when headed home Denis Irwin's cross before Henri Camara clinched a memorable win four minutes from time.

Birmingham City consolidated fourth spot after winning 1-0 at Bolton - their first win at the Trotters since 1965.

Finnish international Mikael Forssell scored the only goal after 31 minutes to leave Bolton facing another battle to avoid relegation.

Everton and Aston Villa had to settle for a point apiece from a disappointing 0-0 draw at Villa Park.

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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