Hero Benjani is match-winner

LONDON - Benjani Mwaruwari, the Zimbabwe international striker, brought Fratton Park to its feet with a stunning strike to seal high-flying Portsmouth's 1-0 home Premier League victory over Wigan. The 28-year-old, a big-money signing from French club Auxerre last season, raced clea

r with 49 minutes gone to clip the ball with the outside of his right foot past England goalkeeper Chris Kirkland.
But Manchester United, with four straight wins, keep unbeaten Portsmouth off top spot. Ryan Giggs headed the only goal for United at home to Tottenham for whom Jermain Defoe and Egypt’s Mido missed clearcut chances to equalise.
The biggest match of the weekend saw Everton thrash Liverpool 3-0–their biggest home Merseyside derby victory for 42 years. New signing Andy Johnson struck twice. Arsenal needed a Thierry Henry penalty to salvage a 1-1 home draw with 10-man Middlesbrough, while three penalties were saved–two by Blackburn’s American ‘keeper Brad Friedel–in a goalless draw at Sheffield United.
Chelsea beat visitors Charlton 2-1 and Bolton won 1-0 at home to Watford, Gary Speed converting a 90th-minute penalty after Watford had hit the woodwork three times.
In the Scottish Premier, Dutchman Jan Hesselink clinched Celtic’s hard-earned 1-0 win at Aberdeen, while Roy Keane, the former Manchester United and Celtic star, made a successful start to management when Sunderland came from behind to win 2-1 at Derby.

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