Steve Harper is expecting a testing return to Premiership action after admitting Aston Villa's expensive new-look strikeforce will be determined to ensure he endures an uncomfortable evening at St James's Park.
Aston Villa manager Martin O'Neill has swooped for two strikers after allowing one to leave yesterday.
Champions League hopefuls Portsmouth last night bolstered their bid to qualify for Europe's elite club competition by swooping for Arsenal full-back Lauren on a two-and-a-half year deal.
New West Ham manager Alan Curbishley has made his first signing of the transfer window, capturing Fulham captain Luis Boa Morte.
Birmingham manager Steve Bruce took his side to former club Sheffield United and claimed a 4-2 victory at Bramall Lane.
Left-back Gael Clichy (foot) will return to the Arsenal squad after a long fitness battle but Freddie Ljungberg (calf), Emmanuel Eboue (knee) and Julio Baptista (hamstring) are out.
Theo Walcott came off the bench in sensational style to secure the England Under-21 team a place in the European Championship finals next year with a tense victory at the BayArena.
Watford lost their nerve in the final 20 minutes to throw away what should have been a comfortable victory against Fulham.
Fulham boss Chris Coleman believes Brian McBride is close to his best form following the striker's goal in last night's bizarre 3-3 draw at Watford.
Wigan manager Paul Jewell has almost a full squad to choose from.
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