Sven Goran Eriksson must have enjoyed his trip to White Hart Lane on Sunday as h
Sven Goran Eriksson must have enjoyed his trip to White Hart Lane on Sunday as he watched Liverpool's England trio Michael Owen, Emile Heskey and Steve Gerrard all get on the scoresheet.
Liverpool needed to beat Spurs to boost their Champions League ambitions and it was their Lions - the same trio who scored England's five goals in Munich two years ago - who got them on track after Spurs had taken a 47th minute lead through Tarrico.
Owen fired in his 21st of the season from Gerrard's cross after 50 minutes and Gerrard was again the provider for Heskey after 75 minutes. Liverpool's third five minutes from time was all Gerrard's work, a wonderful solo strike from the edge of the penalty area, before Teddy Sheringham pulled back a late consolation for Spurs.
Sven would also have been interested in the news from Maine Road on Sunday where Robbie Fowler scored his first goal in a Manchester City shirt.
Fowler's 72nd minute strike against Birmingham was the only goal of the game and he showed his predatory instinct was back as he reacted quickest to fire in a cross from Ali Bernabia.
"It was going to take something out of the ordinary to win it and Robbie supplied it," said City boss Kevin Keegan. "It looked as if it had 0-0 written all over it. Robbie needed fitness in his first couple of games for us. Today he needed a goal - and he deserved it."
The goal glut for England players began in the early afternoon game on Saturday at Villa Park when international skipper David Beckham scored the winner for Manchester United.
Beckham turned ace goal poacher to convert a Ryan Giggs cross after 12 minutes. It proved enough for the three points although Beckham admitted the result was a bigger priority than the performance.
"It is important for us to just carry on getting the three points. We made hard work of it, especially in the first half. The pitch was hard and bobbly and you expect a tough game from Villa," he said.
James Beattie fired his 20th goal of the season at Fulham and is neck-and-neck with Thierry Henry for the Premiership Golden Boot. Beattie rose highest to head in as Southampton fought back from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 at Craven Cottage.
The player Beattie is often compared to, Alan Shearer, was also on target from the penalty spot as Newcastle won 2-0 at Charlton. The 32-year-old Newcastle captain has been enjoying things of late, with a double strike in the San Siro midweek and now this strike, his 144th for the Toon, which put him ahead of Hughie Gallacher as the club's third highest goalscorer of all time.
Premiership leaders Arsenal were beaten 2-0 at Blackburn Rovers and the Turkish midfielder Tugay sounded out a warning to England by firing home a 20-yard shot for the second goal.
It was Tugay's first goal for more than a year and England will hope there won't be a repeat when England meet Turkey in a crucial Euro 2004 qualifier on April 2.
Premiership results March 15 & 16
Aston Villa 0 Man Utd 1
Blackburn 2 Arsenal 0
Charlton 0 Newcastle 2
Everton 0 West Ham 0
Fulham 2 Southampton 2
Leeds 2 Middlesbrough 3
Man City 1 Birmingham 0
Sunderland 0 Bolton 2
Tottenham 2 Liverpool 3
Compiled by Joe Bernstein