Premier League news round-up

Saturday 18 August 2001

Bolton thrash Leicester 5-0 to go top. England striker Michael Owen scores twice as Liverpool beat defiant West Ham 2-1.

A late Arsenal flurry gives the visitors a 4-0 win at Middlesbrough. Everton start the season in style with a 2-1 win against Charlton at The Valley.

Fabrizio Ravanelli scores on his debut as Derby beat Blackburn 2-1. Fine goals from Lee Bowyer and Alan Smith give Leeds victory over Southampton.

Kevin Phillips scores from the penalty spot to give Sunderland a 1-0 win over Ipswich. Spurs open the season with a goalless draw in a tight game with Aston Villa.

Results in full:

Charlton 1-2 Everton
Derby 2-1 Blackburn
Leeds 2-0 Southampton
Leicester 0-5 Bolton
Liverpool 2-1 West Ham
Middlesbrough 0-4 Arsenal
Sunderland 1-0 Ipswich
Tottenham 0-0 Aston Villa