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Premiership New Year game details

last updated Thursday 03rd January 2002, 10:30 PM
Fulham travel up to Derby for their first game of the new year, which takes place on Wednesday evening at 19.45. Hopefully with a new year we can upset past trends as we have played Derby at Derby 21 times over the years winning just twice, once in 1907 and the other time in 1954.

The two teams have met twice, so far this season, both times at Craven Cottage with Fulham winning 5-2 in the Worthington Cup and drawing 0-0 in the Premiership. This season Derby have let in 5 goals on three occasions each time away from home. At home, however, the Rams have a good defensive record letting in just 10 goals, a performance bettered by only 5 other Premiership sides. After winning their last two home games, against Aston Villa and Bolton, Derby could hopefully play more positively than they did in the 0-0 draw at Fulham. If not as we have drawn 3 of our last 6 away games and Derby have won drawn 2 of their recent home games a stalemate is the most likely result.

On a more positive note Fulham have shown continued signs of improvement in the last third of their game managing a better accuracy rate against Man Utd, 9 of 17 attempts on target and even hitting the woodwork twice. Steve Marlet also showed obvious keenness to attack the opposition goal and that could be a positive influence on Louis Saha, who is having waking nightmare at the moment.

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If we win we can move into 10th in the Premiership after Charlton won 3-2 at home to Ipswich and Sunderland drew 1-1 at home with Aston Villa. If we lose we will remain in 12th place 2 points above 17th place and 14 points below 4th place..



Premiership match results and details

Barclaycard Premiership FT HT Tuesday 01/01/02
Pos Home Pos Away H A H A KO Att T.V. Info
09 Charlton 19 Ipswich 3 2 2 2 FT 25893 - Details
06 Chelsea 17 Southampton 2 4 2 1 FT 35156 - Details
03 Leeds 11 West Ham 3 0 2 0 FT 39320 sky Details
20 Leicester 01 Arsenal 0 0 0 0 OFF - Details
04 Liverpool 15 Bolton 1 1 0 0 FT 43710 - Details
16 Middlesbrough 13 Everton 1 0 0 0 FT 27463 - Details
10 Sunderland 08 Aston Villa 1 1 0 0 FT 45324 - Details
07 Tottenham 14 Blackburn 1 0 1 0 FT 35131 - Details
Barclaycard Premiership FT HT Wednesday 02/01/02
Pos Home Pos Away H A H A KO Att T.V. Info
18 Derby 12 Fulham 0 0 0 0 19.45 - - Details
05 Man Utd 02 Newcastle 0 0 0 0 20.00 - sky Details
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Tuesday 01 Jan 2002

Charlton (2) 3-2 (2) Ipswich

Marcus Bent netted twice in the opening five minutes, but it wasn't enough for Ipswich as they saw Charlton fight back and claim a thrilling 3-2 win at The Valley. John Robinson and Scott Parker had the Addicks on level terms by the interval before Jason Euell bagged the winner.

Charlton: Kiely, Young, Fish, Costa, Powell, Robinson, Jensen (Johansson 90), Parker (Bart-Williams 83), Konchesky, Lisbie (Bartlett 86), Euell.

Subs Not Used: Ilic, Fortune.

Booked: Robinson, Young. Goals: Robinson 16, Parker 32, Euell 61.

Ipswich: Sereni, Makin, Gaardsoe, Venus, Hreidarsson, George, Magilton (Reuser 67), Holland, Clapham (Peralta 67), Marcus Bent, Armstrong.

Subs Not Used: Branagan, Naylor, Wright.

Booked: Hreidarsson, Venus. Goals: Marcus Bent 1, 5.

Att: 25,893 Ref: U Rennie (Sheffield).

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Tuesday 01 Jan 2002

Chelsea (2) 2-4 (1) Southampton

Chelsea spurned the chance to close in on the leading pack as Claudio Ranieri's men crashed to a shock 4-2 defeat at home to Southampton. Goals from Eidur Gudjohnsen and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink had seen Chelsea battle back after James Beattie's stunning opener. But second-half strikes from Marian Pahars, Chris Marsden and Beattie again saw Saints to three vital points.

Chelsea: Cudicini, Melchiot, Terry, Gallas, Babayaro (Zola 67), Lampard, Stanic (Jokanovic 45), Dalla Bona (Forssell 84), Le Saux, Hasselbaink, Gudjohnsen.

Subs Not Used: de Goey, Ferrer.

Booked: Le Saux, Terry. Goals: Gudjohnsen 20, Hasselbaink 45.

Southampton: Jones, Dodd, Lundekvam, Williams, Bridge, Telfer, Delap, Svensson, Marsden, Pahars (Ormerod 82), Beattie.

Subs Not Used: Moss, El Khalej, Petrescu, Fernandes.

Booked: Dodd. Goals: Beattie 7, Pahars 55, Marsden 64, Beattie 73.

Att: 35,156 Ref: E Wolstenholme (Blackburn).

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Tuesday 01 Jan 2002

Leeds (2) 3-0 (0) West Ham

David O'Leary ushered in the New Year in celebratory style as Mark Viduka and Robbie Fowler fired Leeds back to the top of the Barclaycard Premier League for the first time in six weeks.

Leeds: Martyn, Mills, Ferdinand, Woodgate, Harte, Smith, Kelly, Batty, Bowyer (Wilcox 87), Viduka, Fowler.

Subs Not Used: Robinson, McPhail, Duberry, Singh.

Booked: Mills, Bowyer, Smith. Goals: Viduka 4, 7, Fowler 50.

West Ham: James, Repka, Dailly, Schemmel, Winterburn, Cole, Hutchison, Moncur, Sinclair, Defoe (Todorov 75), Kanoute (Garcia 82).

Subs Not Used: Hislop, Foxe, Minto.

Booked: Repka, Kanoute.

Att: 39,320 Ref: S Dunn (Bristol).

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Tuesday 01 Jan 2002

Leicester (20) - (01) Arsenal

Game postponed due to a frozen pitch.

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Tuesday 01 Jan 2002

Liverpool (0) 1-1 (0) Bolton

Liverpool's title aspirations took a further dent as Kevin Nolan's goal with 12 minutes left secured a 1-1 draw for Bolton at Anfield. Nolan, a boyhood Reds fan and Liverpool Academy product, cancelled out Steven Gerrard's opener on 50 minutes

Liverpool: Dudek, Wright, Henchoz, Hyypia, Riise, Smicer (Anelka 67), Hamann, Gerrard, Berger (Litmanen 85), Owen, Heskey.

Subs Not Used: McAllister, Kirkland, Carragher.

Booked: Hyypia. Goals: Gerrard 50.

Bolton: Jaaskelainen, Diawara, Hendry (Farrelly 32), N'Gotty, Charlton, Southall, Warhurst, Frandsen, Nolan, Ricketts, Holdsworth (Pedersen 72).

Subs Not Used: Poole, Barness, Johnson.

Booked: Southall, Hendry, Frandsen, Nolan. Goals: Nolan 78.

Att: 43,710 Ref: C Wilkes (Gloucester).

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Tuesday 01 Jan 2002

Middlesbrough (0) 1-0 (0) Everton

A rare goal from Gianluca Festa gave Middlesbrough a 1-0 win over Everton, as the Toffees continued their slide towards the Premiership relegation zone.The Italian picked up the ball on the edge of the penalty area five minutes into the second period and smashed a shot beyond Steve Simonsen and into the roof of the net.

Middlesbrough: Crossley, Festa, Southgate, Queudrue (Stamp 63), Stockdale, Mustoe, Ince, Greening (Gavin 45), Marinelli (Boksic 82), Ricard, Whelan.

Subs Not Used: Nemeth, Beresford.

Booked: Gavin. Goals: Festa 50.

Everton: Simonsen, Watson (Hibbert 50), Stubbs, Weir, Unsworth, Xavier, Alexandersson (Blomqvist 45), Naysmith, Gemmill, Ferguson, Cadamarteri (Moore 38).

Subs Not Used: Gerrard, Tal.

Booked: Ferguson, Stubbs.

Att: 27,463 Ref: R Styles (Waterlooville).

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Tuesday 01 Jan 2002

Sunderland (0) 1-1 (0) Aston Villa

Emerson Thome's goal four minutes from time salvaged Sunderland a 1-1 draw at home to Aston Villa. Ian Taylor's opener on 59 minutes looked like giving Villa all three points after Peter Schmeichel had saved a penalty from Kevin Phillips, but the big Brazilian popped up to give the Black Cats a point.

Sunderland: Sorensen, Haas, Gray, Williams, Thome, Arca, McAteer, Reyna (Thirlwell 23), McCann, Quinn, Phillips.

Subs Not Used: Macho, Kyle, McCartney, Kilbane.

Booked: Thirlwell. Goals: Thome 86.

Aston Villa: Schmeichel, Samuel, Wright, Staunton, Mellberg, Kachloul (Barry 67), Hendrie, Taylor, Stone, Vassell, Dublin.

Subs Not Used: Boateng, Merson, Enckelman, Hitzlsperger.

Booked: Taylor, Vassell, Stone. Goals: Taylor 59.

Att: 45,324 Ref: M Riley (Leeds).

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Tuesday 01 Jan 2002

Tottenham (1) 1-0 (0) Blackburn

Dean Richards spoiled Andy Cole's Blackburn debut as his goal on the stroke of half-time proved enough for a 1-0 win to Tottenham

Tottenham: Keller, Perry, King, Richards, Taricco, Freund, Anderton, Poyet (Sherwood 85), Ziege, Ferdinand, Sheringham.

Subs Not Used: Sullivan, Davies, Gardner, Rebrov.

Goals: Richards 45.

Blackburn: Friedel, Berg, Short, Bjornebye (Dunn 61), Neill, Gillespie (Hignett 71), Tugay, Flitcroft, Duff, Cole, Jansen (Ostenstad 79).

Subs Not Used: Kelly, Taylor.

Booked: Neill, Tugay.

Att: 35,131 Ref: J Winter (Stockton-on-Tees).

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Wednesday 02 Jan 2002

Derby (18) - (12) Fulham

Chris Riggott should continue for Derby after suffering no reaction to a calf injury in the Rams' 1-0 win over Blackburn. Giorgi Kinkladze (neck) and Youl Mawene (ankle) are fighting for fitness.

Fulham midfielder Lee Clark faces at least another week on the sidelines with the strained calf he sustained in the early stages of the 0-0 Boxing Day draw with Charlton.

Last season: No corresponding fixture

Last five league matches: Derby L L W L W, Fulham W D L D L

Top scorers: Fabrizio Ravanelli (Derby) 9, Barry Hayles (Fulham) 8

Ref: B Knight (Orpington)

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Wednesday 02 Jan 2002

Man Utd (05) - (02) Newcastle

Man Utd's record signing Juan Sebastian Veron is on standby for a recall after being rested against Fulham. Either Paul Scholes or Nicky Butt are most likely to make way for the return of the £28million Argentinian. Ryan Giggs could continue as a support striker after scoring twice at Craven Cottage.

Newcastle have few injury worries following Nikos Dabizas' return to the bench against Chelsea. The only question marks remaining are over Andy Griffin (dead leg) and Christian Bassedas (hamstring), although Carl Cort is a long-term absentee after undergoing knee surgery.

Last season: Newcastle 1 Man Utd 1, Man Utd 2 Newcastle 0

Last five league matches: Man Utd W W W W W, Newcastle W W W W L

Top scorers: Ruud van Nistelrooy (Man Utd) 19, Craig Bellamy, Alan Shearer (Newcastle) 11

Ref: P Jones (Loughborough) .

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