P145 Teletext 145 Dec26 20:04:00       FA Carling Premiership —————  —— LEICESTER 1 LIVERPOOL 2   Liverpool 'keeper David N—lds helped the Merseysiders to their first Christmas win in five years with a crucial 63rd minute penalty save. M—lfs stopped Steve Thompson's spot kick then four minutes later Robbie Fowler put the visitors one up from his chance at the penalty spot. Ian Rush slid in the second on 77 and Iwan Roberts headed Leicester's consolation three minutes from time. ——————————————————————————————————1/11— Sport index 131 Regional sport 170 REGIONAL NEWS, SPORT & TRAVEL p330 Next Rugby Local sport Weather
P145 Teletext 145 Dec26 20:04:11       FA Carling Premiership —————  —— CHELSEA 2 MANCHESTER UTD 3   Old favourite Brian McClair shot Manchester United to the top of the Premiership with a 78th minute winner in a thrilling clash at Chelsea. The champions, beaten twice by Glenn Hoddle's side last season, were 2-0 up through Mark Hughes and an Eric Cantona penalty 30 seconds after half-time. But another spot kick, blasted home by John Spencer (58), and Eddie Newton's header (77) hauled the Blues level. ——————————————————————————————————2/11— Sport index 131 Regional sport 170 REGIONAL NEWS, SPORT & TRAVEL p330 Next Rugby Local sport Weather
P145 Teletext 145 Dec26 20:01:00       FA Carling Premiership —————  —— ARSENAL 0 ASTON VILLA 0   Andy Townsend was sent off for the second time in his first game back from a six-match suspension as Aston Villa bravely held out for a point. Jaded Arsenal were jeered off the pitch after failing to get the better of their visitors, who were reduced to 10 men for the last half hour. Townsend was given his marching orders for a second bookable offence in a dreadful encounter. ——————————————————————————————————3/11— Sport index 131 Regional sport 170 REGIONAL NEWS, SPORT & TRAVEL p330 Next Rugby Local sport Weather
P145 Teletext 145 Dec26 20:10:11       FA Carling Premiership —————  —— LEEDS 0 NEWCASTLE 0   Newcastle's championship ambitions suffered another setback as they were held to a goalless draw at Elland Road. And Kevin Keegan's side, who have now won only one of their last nine games, had to survive a Leeds bombardment towards the end to hold onto a point. But the Magpies were fuming by referee Joe Worrall's decision not to award a penalty after just 28 seconds when John Pemberton clearly upended Paul Kitson. ——————————————————————————————————4/11— Sport index 131 Regional sport 170 REGIONAL NEWS, SPORT & TRAVEL p330 Next Rugby Local sport Weather
P145 Teletext 145 Dec26 20:02:12       FA Carling Premiership —————  —— WEST HAM 1 IPSWICH 1   Ipswich, already battling for survival, were good value for a point in their bottom-of-the-table clash with West Ham at Upton Park. Though Tony Cottee gave the Londoners a 16th minute lead when he ran on to a through pass from Matthew Rush, the east Anglians never gave up. And they were duly rewarded 19 minutes from time when Claus Thomsen touched home Simon Milton's header. ——————————————————————————————————5/11— Sport index 131 Regional sport 170 REGIONAL NEWS, SPORT & TRAVEL p330 Next Rugby Local sport Weather
P145 Teletext 145 Dec26 20:20:02       FA Carling Premiership —————  —— CRYSTAL PALACE 0 QPR 0   The goal drought continued at Selhurst Park, where Crystal Palace and QPR were locked in a goalless draw. But Palace, without a Premiership goal since November 5, were dreadfully unlucky not to pick up the full three points against Ray Wilkins' outfit. John Salako shot straight at 'keeper Cieb Dykstra after only two minutes, Gareth Southgate hit a post and Salako also had an effort cleared off the line ——————————————————————————————————6/11— Sport index 131 Regional sport 170 REGIONAL NEWS, SPORT & TRAVEL p330 Next Rugby Local sport Weather
P145 Teletext 145 Dec26 20:20:03       FA Carling Premiership —————  —— COVENTRY 0 NOTTM FOREST 0   Nottingham Forest skipper Stuart Pearce missed a first-half penalty against his old club as Forest were held to a tclf draw by their Midlands rivals. Pearce flung his hands in the air in despair after smashing his spotkick against the top of the bar, from where it rocketed high into the stand. After Pearce's 20th-minute penalty blunder, the game settled into a pattern where defences were well on top ——————————————————————————————————7/11— Sport index 131 Regional sport 170 REGIONAL NEWS, SPORT & TRAVEL p330 Next Rugby Local sport Weather
P145 Teletext 145 Dec26 20:20:11       FA Carling Premiership —————  —— SOUTHAMPTON 2 WIMBLEDON 3   Referee Graham Poll was the centre of attention booking 11 players and sending off Wimbledom defender Andy Thorn in an extraordinary game. Dean Holdsworth (20) and H (38) cancelled out Jason Dodd's opener for Saints before Matthew Le Tissier fired a breathtaking equaliser (43) Holdsworth grabbed Dons' winner with a 72nd minute penalty after Neil Heaney was adjudged to have tripped Efan Ekoku ——————————————————————————————————8/11— Sport index 131 Regional sport 170 NATIONAL AND REGIONAL WEATHER p180 Next Rugby Local sport Weather
P145 Teletext 145 Dec26 20:20:01       FA Carling Premiership —————  —— EVERTON 1 SHEFFIELD WED 4   Guy Whittingham grabbed two goals on his Sheffield Wednesday debut to bring Joe Royle's fairy-tale start to his reign as Everton manager down to earth. Duncan Ferguson celebrated his 23rd birthday by glancing the Merseysiders ahead on 36 minutes. But Mark Bright and Whittingham put the Owls in front before half-time. Klas Ingesson bundled in a third (49) and Whittingham fired home a fourth (79). ——————————————————————————————————9/11— Sport index 131 Regional sport 170 NATIONAL AND REGIONAL WEATHER p180 Next Rugby Local sport Weather
P145 Teletext 145 Dec26 20:20:11       FA Carling Premiership —————  —— NORWICH 0 TOTTENHAM 2   Tottenham enjoyed their first away victory under new manager Gerry Francis, and wrecked Norwich's unbeaten record at Carrow Road in the process. Norwich defenders were left furious by a lack of an offside decision as Darren Anderton raced clear to set up Nick Barmby for Spurs' 11th minute opener. Teddy Sheringham made the gald safe in injury time when his shot took a wicked defelction and flew past Bryan Gunn. ——————————————————————————————————10/11 Sport index 131 Regional sport 170 NATIONAL AND REGIONAL DATHER p180 Next Rugby Local sport Weather
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