FOOTBALL: ENGLISH CHAMPIONSHIP

Manchester United and Arsenal stick together at the top of the Premier League, each with 24 points out of 11 games played. Sheringham (3) and Andy Cole (2) demolished Glenn Hoddle’s Southampton while London’s Arsenal demolished the other main Manchester team, Manchester City, by the same score. Arsenal’s main rival in North London, Tottenham, went down by three goals in the London derby with Chelsea, Hasselbaink (2) and Zola being the scorers. Leicester move up to third place with a 2-1 win over bottom team Derby County, still without a win. West Ham get their second win of the season over Bobby Robson’s Newcastle United, who lose their second successive game. Results : Manchester United 5 Southampton 0 Leicester City 2 Derby Country 1 Chelsea 3 Tottenham 0 Arsenal 5 Manchester City 0 Aston Villa 2 Charlton 1 Ipswich 2 Middlesbrough 1 Sunderland 1 Coventry 0 West Ham 1 Newcastle 0

Classification (top 5): Manchester United - 11 Played; 24 Points Arsenal - 11 Played; 24 Points Leicester City - 11 Played;19 Points Liverpool - 10 Played; 18 Points Ipswich Town - 11 Played; 18 Points

Tim Bancroft-Hinchey Lisbon/London

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