>Louis Saha put leaders Manchester United ahead in their home clash with champions Chelsea who came back to force a 1-1 draw. And substitute Antoine Sibierski was on target as relegation-threatened Newcastle won for the first time in 10 Premiership outings, 1-0 against visitors Portsmouth.
West Ham’s new owner, Icelandic tycoon Eggert Magnusson, celebrated with a 1-0 home win over Sheffield United that was marred by Carlos Tevez, the Hammers’ young Argentine striker, storming out of Upton Park after being substituted.
The Coventry players, in London to play QPR in the Championship, arrived at the ground only 40 minutes before kick-off after travelling on the Underground when their coach failed to pick them up from a pre-match meal. Coventry won 1-0, prompting their manager Micky Adams to say: “Everyone talks about preparation, but this proves it’s a load of nonsense.”
In the Scottish Premier, Aiden McGeady equalised as Celtic, the runaway leaders, came from two goals down to draw 2-2 at Hibernian. Rangers and Aberdeen, lying second and third respectively and separated only by goal-difference, both won 3-0. Rangers were at home to Kilmarnock, Aberdeen away to Dunfermline where Darren Mackie scored twice.
Gretna moved three points clear at the top of Division 1 with a thumping 4-0 win at home to second-placed Partick.
* This weekend Arsenal are at home to Tottenham in the big London local derby, while Celtic host Aberdeen. – John Hughes
LONDON - Nicolas Anelka led the way as three Frenchmen scored crucial goals in the English Premiership. Anelka, previously goalless this season, produced two super strikes to clinch third-placed Bolton's 3-1 home win over his former club Arsenal who were without injured French ace Thierry Henry.