Arsenal stay top after Cesc Fabregas’ late goal salvaged a 1-1 draw at Liverpool. But Manchester United, the champions, trail the leaders only on goals scored after Argentina’s Carlos Tevez inspired United to a 4-1 defeat of visitors Middlesbrough.
A last-minute goal by giant defender Christopher Samba clinched Blackburn’s 2-1 win at Tottenham who were watched by new Spanish manager Juande Ramos. Bolton’s new boss Gary Megson saw his team held 1-1 at home by Aston Villa.
Â Zimbabwe’s in-form Benjani Mwaruwari missed a stoppage-time penalty for Portsmouth in a goalless home draw with West Ham. Benjani, who had never taken a spot-kick for Portsmouth, grabbed the ball ahead of team-mates Sully Muntari and Nico Kranjcar.
“Benjani won’t be taking another one,” said manager Harry Redknapp. “I gave him a slagging after the match, but I shouldn’t have shouted at him like that.”
Â In Scotland, Australian Scott McDonald made it 11 goals this season with a hat-trick in table-topping Celtic’s 3-0 home win over Motherwell. Trailing by three points in second place are Rangers who went down 2-1 at Dundee United.
Top matches next weekend are Arsenal v Manchester United in England and the Edinburgh derby between Hibernian and Hearts in Scotland.
ÂPost published in: Zimbabwe Sports News