0 Birmingham City Manchester United 1
Ruud van Nistelrooy grabbed his 26th goal of the season After the
Dutch striker's 56th- minute winner beat battling Birmingham last
night.United closed the gap on current leaders Arsenal to just three
points.Manager Fergie said: "We've now won six on the trot and it is
going to go down to the wire - and we love it. That's what we are in
it for and this weekend should be interesting because we are playing
Manchester City and Arsenal go to Newcastle."
2 Manchester United
3 Newcastle United
8 Charlton Athletic
9 Tottenham Hotspur
10 Manchester City
11 Aston Villa
1 Blackburn Rovers
13 Leeds United
16 Birmingham City
17 Bolton Wanderers
18 West Bromwich Albion
19 West Ham United
(table after Birmingham vs Man Utd match).
F.A.CUP 4TH ROUND REPLAY:
Leeds (1) 2 - 1 (0) Gillingham
Viduka (11) Ipoua (86)
Robinson; Harte, Kelly, Matteo (Milner), Mills, Radebe (Duberry);
Bakke, Wilcox; Johnson, Okon; Viduka.
; Edge, Hope; Brown, Hessenthaler, Nosworthy, Perpetuini (Ipoua);
Johnson, Sidibe, Southall, Wallace (Johnson); James.
Referee: Dean, M (Wirral)
Gillingham: Southall (11) Johnson (80)
CIS CUP SEMI FINAL:
0 HEARTS RANGERS 1
(De Boer 27)
Hearts (4-4-2): Moilanen; Maybury, Pressley, Webster, Mahe (Kirk, 85);
Stamp (McKenna, 65), MacFarlane, Severim, Valois; De Vries, Wales.
Booked: Pressley, Stamp.
Rangers (4-3-3): Klos; Ross, Moore, Amoruso, Numan; Ricksen, Arteta,
Ferguson; De Boer, Mols (Caniggiia, 72), McCann.
Booked: Ricksen, Arteta.
Referee : M McCurry.
FOOTBALL LEAGUE RESULTS:
Brighton 2 Wimbledon 3
Cheltenham 3 Tranmere 1
Huddersfield 1 Plymouth 0
Mansfield 0 Brentford 0
Northampton 0 Cardiff 1
Notts County 2 Crewe 2
Cambridge Utd 1 Bury 2
Carlisle 1 Lincoln City 4
Kidderminster 1 Bournemouth 0
Oxford Utd 0 Wrexham 2
Swansea 1 Darlington 0
*In other news Woking were knocked out of the F.A trophy 4th round 2-0
by Gloucester City in a replay.Tom Webb gave Gloucester the lead early
in the first-half and a late goal from Adie Harris sealed the win for
the Dr Martens League Western Division side.