LIAM RIDGEWELL ensured Aston Villa ended a disappointing Premiership season on a high with a second half header
to see off relegated Sunderland.
That is how close both camps feel the return tie will be after Cardiff striker Peter Thorne's solitary second- half header
at Ninian Park on Saturday secured the Welshmen a slender first-legadvantage.
MICHAEL Owen salutes the travelling England faithful after scoring the first half header
which set his side on the way to an uninspiring 2-0 win over European Championship minnows Leichtenstein.
The Reds striker gave an all round show of strength, power and ability to lead the line and gave Sunderland a torrid time as he powered home a first half header
to steal the points and extend Liverpool's lead at the top of the table to two points.
Andrew Johnson (off for Defoe, 80): Tireless display but lacked the spark to silence the doubters, and missed a golden second half header
A first half header
from Owen and a curling free kick from skipper Beckham after the break gave England the points.
ANDY Spencer's first half header
made sure Bedworth Eagles Boys under- 10s retained the Hinckley Carnival seven-a-side Trophy at the weekend.
Richie Newall netted twice in the second half while Matty Owen, with a first half header
, Adam Szewczyk and Peter Williams were the other scorers.
WINGER Kevin Webster secured a narrow success for the hosts with a fine first half header
Meanwhile Belgium's Marc Wilmots says the Jamaican referee apologised for chalking off his first- half header
Carl Lamb's first half header
on 35 minutes had puttheunderdogs ahead.
One magic moment from the Tottenham keeper when he brilliantly saved one-handed to keep out John Hartson's first half header
from a Ryan Giggs cross.