Sunday Express - Sun 23 Dec 2001 - Page 123

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SPORT FOOTBALL PREMIERSHIP Elliott's off-day as penalty cancels out Izzet strike

WEST HAM UTD 1 OE COLE was accused by Leicester of diving to earn West Ham the penalty that brought Matt Elliott a red card and the Londoners a controversial late e J qualiser at Filbert Street. It had earlier appeared that West Ham keeper David James would provide the main talking point, after his mistake led to the corner from which Muzzy Izzet scored to put the Foxes in front.

Cole delivers a Hammer blow

LEICESTER (4-4-2): Walker 7; Marshall 6, Elliott 7, Sinclair 7, Stewart 7; Savage 7, Izzet 7, Oakes 8 (Wise 84, 5) , Impey 6 (Rogers 74, 5); Scowcroft 6, Deane 6 (Akinbiyi 81, 5).

Delaney says 'no'

ASTON Villa defender Mark Delaney has rejected the club's initial contract offer.

King back in Town

ANDY KING is the new manager of Swindon ? four months after he was sacked as boss at the County Ground.

Derby all-star show shocks Villa Bassett: Red card could cost us dear

with the ban he'll have to serve.

QUOTES

LEICESTER manager Dave Bassett believes Matt Elliott's sending-off for butting Joe Cole has jeopardised the club's chances of escaping relegation this season.

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