Yorke Heads Way To Premiership Lead

Author: 
Marc Purcell
Date Published: 
1999-02-02
Source: 
TTFOL

Call him Mr. 89 minutes. Last week Dwight Yorke scored the crucial goal in Manchester United's FA cup game with Liverpool. This week with a certain tie in the cards with Charlton Dwight Yorke rose above the heads of Charlton defenders to score the only goal of the game.

The goal and most importantly the win by Manchester put them on the top of the table with 44 points one point ahead of Chelsea and Aston Villa. The score by Yorke pushed him into a three way tie in the scoring race with 18 goals that includes one FA cup goal and five European goals. He is also in a three way tie for most league goals with 12.

In other news, Shaka Hislop and West Ham tied Wimbleton 0-0.

In the English first division, the dismay continues for Tony Rougier and Port Vale. They lost to Ipswich Town 1-0. Clint Marcelle did not start for Barnsley as they took on Oxford United. Barnsley lost 1-0.

Latapy and Hibs continue good run.

Russell Latapy and Hibernian continue there good run. They defeated rivals Airdrie 4-1 to extend there unbeaten run to twenty games. They currently have a stranglehold on first place and it seems only a matter of time before they gain promotion.

The only thing in there minds should be the Scottish FA cup. They have a replay encounter with Stirling Albion tonight with a chance to move into the sweet sixteen. Should they win they will face Motherwell.

In other action, Marvin Andrews was named man of the match in Raith's encounter with Clydebank. Raith won the game 2-1.

Lewis gets last laugh.

Leonson Lewis made good this weekend. He scored in E.Amadorra's encounter with Chaves. Chaves was Lewis' former team. The goal was his third of the season. The win moves Amadorra into fifth place with 33 points.