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27 January 2009 10:07
Barclays Premier LeaguePortsmouth 0-1 Aston Villa FTFor minute-by-minute text commentary, click here

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Scroll down for goal updates and pictures.   The Coca-Cola ChampionshipBarnsley 1-2 Ipswich FTBirmingham 1-0 Derby FTBlackpool 0-3 QPR FTCharlton 1-0 Crystal Palace FTNorwich 2-2 Southampton FTNottingham Forest 2-1 Sheff Wed FTPlymouth 0-2 Bristol City FTReading 1-0 Wolves FTSheff Utd 0-1 Doncaster FTSwansea 4-1 Preston FTWatford 3-0 Burnley FT 22.00 RECORD BROKEN: The Dutchman does indeed keep injury-ridden West Brom's potent attack at bay, breaking Cech's Premier League shut-out record of 1,025 minutes, set in 2005.

The history maker: Van der Sar

21.53 RED CARD: A disastrous evening for Wolves' Neill Collins - who earlier scored the only goal of the game into his own net - is capped by a straight red card.

21.47 GOAL (73mins): It's a famous five for United as Cristiano Ronaldo grabs his second of the night. The full time whistle cannot come quickly enough for the ten men of West Brom. Meanwhile, Edwin van der Sar is mere moments away from smashing Petr Cech's record of not conceding for 1,025 minutes.

21.42 (90 mins): Tamas Priskin gets his second of the game to secure a vital win for Watford.

21.40 (90mins): Hogan Ephraim's on the scoresheet with the third for QPR.

21.39 GOAL (65mins): Goal glut alert; Cristiano Ronaldo makes it four.

Mixed emotions: Ronaldo (left) is ecstatic, while a rueful Scott Carson reflects

21.36 (90mins): Chris Brown nets a consolation for previously in-form Preston against rampant Swansea.

21.35 GOAL (60mins): Nemanja Vidic scores his sixth of the season from Ryan Giggs' corner.

21.34 GOAL (87mins): Alan Tate puts the gloss on a marvellous result for Swansea.

21.32 RED CARD: Nadir Belhadj is yellow carded for kicking the ball away. As ever, a needless booking and one that no doubt will have Tony Adams seething as it's his second of the game.

21.27 GOAL (86mins): Liam Fontaine doubles Bristol City's lead at Home Park.

21.26 GOAL (78mins): That's not to mention fourth from bottom Watford, who double their lead against Burnley through Tamas Priskin.

21.22 GOAL (78mins): Substitute Marek Saganowski restores parity at Carrow Road. Southampton have come back from two goals down, and with fellow relegation fodder Charlton and Doncaster both winning, they need something from the game.

21.21 GOAL (75mins): The extra man tells at the City Ground as Luke Chambers puts Forest ahead.

21.16 GOAL (57mins): Stoke new boy James Beattie grabs a goal for the Potters. The start of a great recovery or mere consolation?

Thumbs up: Beattie celebrates his first strike for Stoke

21.15 GOAL (69mins): Guillem Bauza puts Swansea on easy street.

21.07 GOAL (59mins): Birmingham break the deadlock against Derby through Lee Carsley. With Wolves losing, the Blues could close the gap to four points on the current Championship leaders.

21.06 GOAL (58mins): Heidar Helguson converts a penalty for QPR.

21.03 GOAL (62mins): Michael McIndoe puts Bristol City ahead in the mid-table clash.

21.02 GOAL (57mins): Southampton are back in the game at Carrow Road thanks to Kyle McLaggon. That's the first goal conceded by Norwich during Bryan Gunn's embryonic reign.

21.02 GOAL (44mins): Carlos Tevez doubles United's lead after a(nother) clanger from Scott Carson.

Poacher: Tevez (left) pounces on Carson's error to sweep home from close range

21.01 GOAL (55mins): Kenwyne Jones seals his signing of a four-and-a-half year deal by netting for Sunderland.

20.57 RED CARD: West Brom are dilapidated in numbers against a rampant United following Paul Robinson's sending off. It makes little differenct that it was in controversial circumstances by Rob Styles. Floodgates open?

Talking point: Styles sends off Robinson (right)

20.55 GOAL (47mins): Barnsley are back in the game thanks to debutant Daniel Bogdanovic.

20.54 GOAL (50mins): Doncaster Rovers take a surprise lead at Bramall Lane through James O'Connor.

20.39 GOAL (22mins): Dimitar Berbatov shares neat interplay with Michael Carrick before hitting the back of the onion bag. Four goals in four games for the sullen Bulgarian.

Sweet strike: Berbatov nets for United

20.28 GOAL (42mins): Make that team talk at Carrow Road even gloomier. Norwich score a quickfire second through Wesley Hoolahan.

20.26 RED CARD: Sheffield Wednesday go down to ten men as Franny Jeffers gets his marching orders for violent conduct.

20.25 GOAL (40mins): Struggling Southampton can look forward to another gloomy half-time team talk as Mark Fotheringham's first of the season puts the Canaries one up.

20.24 GOAL (25mins): Game over at White Hart Lane. Michael Dawson gets it.

Rising high: Dawson (fourth left) gives Tottenham a three-goal cushion

20.23 GOAL (21mins): Emile Heskey caps his Villa debut with what can only be described as a wonder strike. After Brad Friedel's long punt, he plays an aerial one-two with Gabriel Agbonlahor before rifling home from the edge of the box. What a signing.

Clean finish: Heskey (left) beats David James (unsighted) from 18 yards

Settling in nicely: Villa players mob Heskey after his debut strike

20.22 GOAL (21 mins): Crisis, what crisis? Jermain Defoe gets his second goal at White Hart Lane during his second stint at Spurs to put Harry Redknapp's side two up.

Deadly: Defoe (left) nets for Spurs

20.21 GOAL (34mins): Forest show why they are the form team in the Championship, with Nathan Tyson's strike restoring parity at the City Ground.

20.16 GOAL (29mins): Swansea extend their lead through - who else? - Jason Scotland.

20.15 GOAL (27mins): Billy Davies' Nottingham Forest go a goal down after Jermaine Johnson's effort. A win for Wednesday would bring them on the cusp on the play-offs.

20.08 GOAL (8mins): Spurs take the lead through an unlikely source. Aaron Lennon gives Harry Redknapp's side a crucial early goal in the relegation battle against Stoke.

Earning his Spurs: Lennon (second left) beats Thomas Sorenson at the far post

20.04 GOAL (17mins): Heidar Helguson converts Wayne Routledge's cross to give QPR an early advantage at Bloomfield Road.

20.03 GOAL (2mins): Reading draw first blood in the top of the table clash thanks to Neill Collins' own goal.

20.01 GOAL (14mins): Would you believe it? Matthew Spring - the player so controversially left out by Charlton in the FA Cup against Sheffield United - gives Phil Parkinson's basement side the lead. That's his second in two games.

19.58 GOAL (10mins): Er, make that his ninth. Jonathan Stead doubles Ipswich's lead and his tally for the night.

19.55 GOAL (8mins): Ipswich go a goal to the good at Oakwell through Jonathan Stead's crisp effort. That's his eighth of the season for Jim Magilton's promotion chasing side.

19.52 GOAL (2mins): Struggling Watford soon follow suit thanks to Jobi McAnuff's early strike.

19.47 GOAL (2mins): Jordi Gomez gets Swansea off to the perfect start at the Liberty Stadium with his ninth of the season. Nice run of form for Roberto Martinez's men, who knocked holders Portsmouth out of the FA Cup on Saturday. The Swans could go ninth if results go their way tonight.

19.30: The main news from a packed night sees the kick off at the Hawthorns put back by half an hour due to congestion on the M6.

There are only a few hundred Manchester United fans in the ground at the original start time of 7.45pm.

Elsewhere, Emile Heskey makes his Villa debut at Fratton Park and Kenwyne Jones starts for Sunderland, on the day he penned a new four-and-a-half year deal. 

Record breaker? Will Edwin van der Sar break Petr Cech's Premier League shut-out record against West Brom?


Source: Daily_Mail

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