20 NOVEMBER 2000
Coventry (0) 0
Ipswich (0) 1 (Wilnis 90)
Not a game to write home about as Ipswich snatched victory with a
late winner from right back Fabien Wilnis who scored with a near
post diving header in stoppage time from Martin Reuser's cross.
David Thompson came closest for Coventry with a free kick that
crashed against the bar.
19 NOVEMBER 2000
Spurs (2) 2 (Ferdinand 31, Sherwood 41)
Liverpool (1) 1 (Fowler 18)
Spurs fine home form continues, but only after coming from behind to
beat Liverpool whose away form continues to be poor. Robbie Fowler
opened the scoring when he latched onto Murphy's touch to fire home
from the edge of the area. A mistake from Stephane Henchoz put Spurs
level as he lost possesion on the left, allowing Stephen Clemence to
fire a cross in for Ferdinand to slide the ball home. Ten minutes
later the comeback was complete when Clemence again crossed for Tim
Sherwood to plant a header firmly into the top corner.
18 NOVEMBER 2000
Charlton (1) 2 (Johansson 35, Pringle 90)
Chelsea (0) 0
Chelsea's away jinx continues as they remain without a win on the
road since April. Charlton move up to seventh after this victory
which started when Graham Stuart found Jonaton Johansson who found
the net despite pressure from Desailly. The result was beyond doubt
in stoppage time when forgotten man Martin Pringle headed home a
Derby (0) 2 (Christie 55, Delap 68)
Bradford (0) 0
Celebrations at last in the East Midlands as Derby finally win a
league match, even if it was up against bottom club and managerless
Bradford City. After an amazingly dull first half, Malcolm Christie
opened the scoring early in the second half, shooting into the far
corner after he was found by Kinkladze. The win was sealed midway
through the half when Rory Delap, who missed a sitter at Highbury
last week, headed home Seth Johnson's cross to condemn Bradford to
the foot of the table.
Everton (0) 2 (Cadamarteri 54, Campbell 73)
Arsenal (0) 0
Arsenal lost ground on leaders Man United as they slipped to their
first league defeat since the opening day of the season. Danny
Cadamarteri drove the first nail into the Gunners coffin as he beat
Ashley Cole to a Kevin Campbell flick on to drill home. Campbell
added the second himself after good work from Cadamarteri.
Leeds United (0) 0
West Ham (1) 1 (Winterburn 45)
A surprise home defeat for Leeds as West Ham continue their rise up
the table. No Paulo Di Canio for the hammers due to illness, however
he wasn't missed as veteran Nigel Winterburn nodded the only goal on
the stroke of half time after Trevor Sinclair's fine cross. Maybe
Leeds are saving themselves for Real Madrid?
Man City (0) 0
Man United (1) 1 (Beckham 2)
The first Manchester derby in almost five years was settled early on
thanks to a superb curling free kick by David Beckham inside the
first two minutes. Dwight Yorke missed a hat full of chances and
Paul Scholes miss a sitter, shooting wide of an open goal for the
second week in a row. City felt they deserved a point with Charvet
and Howey both heading over whilst unmarked.
Middlesbrough (0) 0
Leicester (2) 3 (Izzet (pen) 8, Benjamin 13, Eadie 57)
Boro slip deeper into the brown smelly stuff after their seventh
defeat in a row and their 100th loss under Bryan Robson during his
six years at the club. After a bright opening, Christian Karembeu
lost possesion near the edge of his area, leading to Muzzy Izzet
being bundled over by Dean Gordon. Izzet dispatched the penalty and
the home fans had that familiar feeling. Five minutes later, the
game was as good as over when Trevor Benjamin headed home Neil
Lennon's cross. Early in the second half, Darren Eadie poured salt
into the gaping Boro wounds, firing home from Ade Akinbiyi's cross.
Boro play bottom club Bradford next week....
Newcastle (1) 1 (Speed 4)
Sunderland (0) 2 (Hutchison 68, Quinn 76)
MISSED PENALTY : Shearer (Newcastle) 80
History repeats itself at St James Park as Sunderland come from
behind to win for the second season in a row in the Tyne-Wear derby.
Gary Speed got the home side off to a stunning start when he bundled
in the rebound after his original effort from Solano's header had
hit the post. It took Sunderland midway through the second half to
level matters and it was Don Hutchison who found the net, volleying
home a Kevin Phillips cross. Eight minutes later the comeback was
complete when Niall Quinn looped a header over Given from Gray's
cross. Newcastle's misery was complete when Quinn brought Rob Lee
down in the area, only for Alan Shearer's spot kick to be well saved
Southampton (2) 2 (Beattie 22, 24)
Aston Villa (0) 0
James Beattie added to his wonder goal last week with two more this
week to see off Aston Villa. His first was a lovely looping header
from Jason Dodd's cross and the second, three minutes later was also
a header as he stooped to nod home a Pahars cross.
Chief Editor - Soccerage (UK)