FOOTBALL NEWS

28/11/2010 15:23, Report by Gemma Thompson

Reds stay top

United remain top of the table after Chelsea could only manage a 1-1 draw against Newcastle at St. James' Park.

Andy Carroll had given the hosts the lead after just six minutes following a mix-up in the Chelsea defence between Alex and Petr Cech.

Salomon Kalou drew Carlo Ancelotti's side level on the stroke of half-time as his goalbound effort deflected off Jose Enrique past Tim Krul in the Newcastle goal.

Chelsea had a host of chances to win the game after the break, but Newcastle held firm and ensured United remained in pole position in the league, two points ahead of both Chelsea and Arsenal.

The weekend's football had started with a pulsating encouter at Villa Park as Arsenal ran out 4-2 winners over Gerard Houllier's Aston Villa side.

The Gunners were pushed all the way by a spirited Villa side, but goals from Andrey Arshavin, Samir Nasri, Marouane Chamakh and Jack Wilshere secured the three points and temporarily put Arsene Wenger's men top of the table. United, of course, emphatically knocked them off top spot just a couple of hours later.

Results: 27/28 November

Aston Villa 2-4 Arsenal
Bolton 2-2 Blackpool
Everton 1-4 West Brom
Fulham 1-1 Birmingham
United 7-1 Blackburn
Stoke 1-1 Man City
West Ham 3-1 Wigan
Wolverhampton 3-2 Sunderland

Sunday games
Newcastle 1-1 Chelsea
Tottenham 2-1 Liverpool

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