Benjani bonanza


ZIMBABWE'S Benjani Mwaruwari emerged as Portsmouth's hat-trick hero in an amazing 7-4 home win over Reading last Saturday. The 11-goal thriller is the highest-scoring match in the English Premier League's 18-year history.
Benjani, recalled to replace the injur

ed Kanu and opening the scoring early on, doubled Portsmouth’s lead with a dazzling run and shot, then sprinted clear to make it 4-2, with 20 minutes left with chants of ‘Benjani, Benjani’ ringing round Fratton Park.
A 0-0 home draw with Fulham left Chelsea facing a crisis and without a League goal in September. Chelsea also had Ivory Coast striker Didier Drogba sent off and skipper John Terry taken off with a fractured cheekbone.
Table-toppers Arsenal won 1-0 at West Ham, while high-flying Manchester United and Liverpool won by the same margin away to Birmingham and Wigan respectively.
Manchester City, managed by Sven Goran Eriksson, lie third in the table after coming from behind for a 3-1 home win over Newcastle. Elano, the Brazilian midfielder, sealed the points with a stunning 30-yard free kick.
In League One, Leeds lost their 100 per cent record after drawing 1-1 at Gillingham. Leeds conceded a 90th-minute equaliser after playing the last 33 minutes with nine men.
Australian Scott McDonald’s hat-trick swept Celtic to the top of the Scottish Premier with a 3-0 home win over Dundee United. Previous leaders Rangers were held 1-1 at Motherwell.

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