SHERIDAN DICTATES

GAME BY GAME: 1998-99

WEDNESDAY 5th MAY 1998

PREMIER LEAGUE

CHELSEA 1 (Poyet 68')

LEEDS UNITED 0

Attendance: 36,868

Chelsea line up: de Goey, Ferrer, Leboeuf, Desailly, Le Saux, Wise, Morris (Goldbaek 66'), Petrescu, Poyet, Zola (Forssell 89'), Flo (di Matteo 82')

Unused subs: Hitchcock, Duberry

Leeds United line up: Martyn, Haaland, Woodgate, Radebe, Harte, Batty, McPhail (Hopkin 86'), Bowyer, Kewell, Smith, Hasselbaink

Unused subs: Robinson, Wetherall, Halle, Wijnhard

Referee: J. Winter

Gus Poyet's winning goal secures Chelsea a place in the Champions League qualifiers, at the expense of Leeds who have to settle for the UEFA Cup next season. Harry Kewell has Leeds' best chances but he is denied by Ed de Goey and then a terrible miss. Poyet heads the winner from a Graeme Le Saux cross.

DIVISION ONE P W D L F A PTS
Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 28 8 6 103 47 64
Preston North End 42 26 7 9 100 51 59
Tottenham Hotspur 42 21 9 12 93 77 51
West Bromwich Albion 42 18 14 10 92 70 50
Manchester City 42 22 5 15 104 100 49
Burnley 42 21 5 16 80 74 47
Blackpool 42 19 6 17 80 67 44
Luton Town 42 19 6 17 69 63 44
Manchester United 42 16 11 15 85 75 43
Nottingham Forest 42 16 10 16 69 63 42
Chelsea 42 15 12 15 83 79 42
Arsenal 42 16 7 19 73 85 39
Birmingham City 42 14 11 17 76 89 39
Aston Villa 42 16 7 19 73 86 39
Bolton Wanderers 42 14 10 18 65 87 38
Everton 42 13 11 18 65 75 37
LEEDS UNITED 42 14 9 19 51 63 37
Leicester City 42 14 5 23 91 112 33
Newcastle United 42 12 8 22 73 81 32
Portsmouth 42 12 8 22 73 88 32
Sunderland 42 10 12 20 54 97 32
Sheffield Wednesday 42 12 7 23 69 92 31