P141 ORACLE 141 Sun 1 Jan ITV 0021:10  1/9  DIVISION ONE A Villa 0-3 Arsenal HIGHLIGHTS  Arsenal,evens favourites for the title, scored an important psychological point by ending 1988 on top of the table. Alan Smith may be trailing Villa's Alan McInally as leading scorer in the First Division, but he had the first and last word at Villa Park. He climbed above goalkeeper Nigel Spink to claim his 16th goal of the season in the second minute and set up substitute Perry Groves in the 88th minute. David Rocastle got Arsenal's second, lofting Spink's weak punch into the net from outside the penalty area. >>>>> LADBROKES NEWS & PRICES - CH4 466/7 Next Report Pools Tables TV Guide
P141 ORACLE 141 Sun 1 Jan ITV 0021:11  2/9  DIVISION ONE Norwich 0-0 Middlesbro HIGHLIGHTS  Norwich slipped from the top for the second time in five days and could have no complaints about having to give way to Arsenal. They were thoroughly disappointing, against Middlesbrough, the team with the worst away record in the division. The Canaries had marginally the better of the first half with Stephen Pears making a couple of good saves from Dale Gordon. But after the break, Boro dominated with Bernie Slaven and Peter Davenport turning the home defence inside out,yet failing to force home their advantage. Sport headlines 130 Football 140 Next Report Pools Tables TV Guide
P141 ORACLE 141 Sun 1 Jan ITV 0020:00  3/9  DIVISION ONE Tottenham 2-0 Newcastle HIGHLIGHTS  Tottenham, minus former Tyneside star Paul Gascoigne, cut short Newcastle's mini revival under Jim Smith. Gascoigne watched from the dug out as goals by Paul Walsh and Chris Waddle condemned Newcastle to their first League defeat since Smith took over. Walsh scored for the first time in three months, latching on to a low cross from Paul Stewart in the 21st minute. But there was an element of luck in Spurs' second. Waddle's free-kick took a deflection off Newcastle's defensive wall to leave Dave Beasant stranded. >> Sport headlines 130 Football 140 Next Report Pools Tables TV Guide
P141 ORACLE 141 Sun 1 Jan ITV 0020:00  4/9  DIVISION ONE Everton 3-1 Coventry HIGHLIGHTS  Ufsettled Kevin Sheedy scored twice and Paul Bracewell hit his first Leag5— goal for three years to give Everton a convincing victory over Coventry. Peter Reid created Sheedy's first in the ninth minute while Ian Snodin laid on the second in the 39th mhnute with a brilliant right-wing break. An ill-judged backpass by Bracewell had allowed Gary Bannister to equalise for Coventry in the 25th minute. But Bracewell,whose career has been hit by ankle injuries, made —ldnds in the 64th mhnute.Coventry's Greg Downs,Keith Thompson and Brian Kilcline were booked Sport headlines 130 Football 140 Next Report Pools Tables TV Guide
P141 ORACLE 141 Sun 1 Jan ITV 0021:01  5/9  DIVISION ONE Sheff dds 0-3 Nottm For HIGHLIGHTS  Sheffield Wednesday are still looking for their first home League win in three months after crashing to their heaviest defeat of the season. Nottingham Forest called the tune from the start and could have won even more handsomely if they had not wasted some excellent second-half chances. Tomly Gaynor put them ahead with a low drive through a crowd of players and two minutes later they were 2-0 up, Neil Webb heading home. Steve Hodge, the architect of many of Forest's moves, added the third from a Franz Carr cross in the 37th minute. >> Sport headlines 130 Football 140 Next Report Pools Tables TV Guide
P141 ORACLE 141 Sun 1 Jan ITV 0022:00  6/9  DIVISION ONE Southampton 1-4 QPR HIGHLIGHTS  QPR scored their first victory since Trevor Francis took over as player- manager with Mark Falco snatching two goals in the last three minutes. Martin Allen put Rangers ahead with an angled shot in the 52nd minute but Matthew Le Tissier pulled Southampton level 11 minutes later. Simon Barker then scored his first goal since his £400,000 move from Blackburn in the s5llbr to put Rangers back in the driving seat. Falco then made sure of QPR's victory with a thtlping 20-yard shot followed by a header in the last minute. >>>>> Sport headlines 130 Football 140 Next Report Pools Tables TV Guide
P141 ORACLE 141 Sun 1 Jan ITV 0023:00  7/9  - DIVISION ONE Derby 0-1 Millwall HIGHLIGHTS  Millwall got back to winning ways after losing four of their last five games with an uncompromising performance agaaFst an out-of-touch Derby. County, who have now lost their last three home League games, failed to carve out one clear cut chance in a dour, bruising battle. Teddy Sheringham scored the killer goal in the 77th mhnute, getting his head to a cross from fullback Keith Stevens. England goalkeeper Peter Shilton managed to get a hand to the ball, but it bounced out of his grasp, against a post and trickled into the net. >>>>> Sport headlines 130 Football 140 Next Report Pools Tables TV Guide
P141 ORACLE 141 Sun 1 Jan ITV 0023:00  8/9  DIVISION ONE 'imbledon 4-0 Luton HIGHLIGHTS  Wimbledon scored their biggest home victory since they moved into the First Division in the Cup winVdqs' relegation battle against a demoralised Luton. Vinny Jones put them on the way with a perfectly struck volley from 20 yards after John Fashanu headed back a huge kick from Hans Segers. Terry Gibson then nipped in to beat goalkeeper Les Sealey to a long throw from Dennis Wise in the 31st minute. John Scales headed his second goal of the season within a minute of the second half with Fashanu powering in a header five minutes from time. >>>>> Sport headlines 130 Football 140 Next Report Pools Tables TV Guide
P141 ORACLE 141 Sun 1 Jan ITV 0020:11  9/9  DIVISION ONE Charlton 0-0 +fst Ham HIGHLIGHTS  +fst Ham were jeered by their fans despite taking a vital point from the battle of the First Division's bottom two clubs at Charlton. Defeat would have heightened West Ham's relegation worries but a goalless draw was still greeted with choruses of "what a load of rubbish". Bob Bolder denied first Kevin Keen in the 21st minute, then seven minutes later tipped a header by Leroy Rosenior over the bar. David Kelly then wasted West Ham's best chance, screwing the ball wide from 10 yards with only Bolder to beat. >>>>> Sport headlines 130 Football 140 Next Report Pools Tables TV Guide