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As Real Madrid's players ran on to the Santiago Bernabeu turf to face Barcelona, David Beckham settled into his seat on the bench, behind club doctors, physios and Fabio Capello, the coach who left him out.
Eleven points off the pace and with the big three slipping ever further away, it looks all over as early as October for Liverpool's pursuit of the Premiership. And when you think that the season began with many tipping them to run Chelsea closest, that is a truly sobering thought.
Middlesbrough (0) 1 Newcastle United (0) 0The travelling members of the Toon Army noisily turned on club chairman Freddy Shepherd after seeing their team lose, thanks to a late goal by Aiyegbeni Yakubu.
Blackburn (0) 0 Bolton (0) 1Two late saved penalties, two that should have been given, a 'goal' that never was, a red card and a victory that consolidated Bolton's third place in the Premiership.
Bristol Rovers (0) 0 Macclesfield Town (0) 0Paul Ince is set to be officially announced as the new manager of the Football League's worst club today.