Premiership friendly round-up
By Graeme Bailey
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Chelsea broke the deadlock on 17 minutes when Alexei Smertin netting his first goal for the club with an unstoppable left-footed shot high into the net past Magnus Hedman from the edge of the box.
Celtic drew level on 36 minutes when Chris Sutton cleverly played Craig Beattie through on goal and although Carlo Cudicini got a hand to his shot he could not prevent it from squirming into the net.
Both sides made a number of changes at the break and it was Chelsea who looked the fresher in the second half.
Eidur Gudjohnsen restored Chelsea's lead five minutes after the restart with a good finish from substitute Arjen Robben's pass.
Chelsea made it three just before the hour when Mateja Kezman beating the offside trap before coolly slotting the ball past Hedman.
Beattie grabbed his second of the contest on 68 minutes with a header from Bobby Petta's corner to reduce the arrears.
Kezman made sure of the win with his second four minutes from time with a clinical finish after being played through by Glen Johnson.
Arsenal continued their pre-season preparations with a 2-1 win over Grazer in the latest match of their Austrian tour.
Dennis Bergkamp gave The Gunners an early lead sweeping home Jose Antonio Reyes' cross.
Austrian champions Grazer drew level on the half hour with Alen Skoro volleying home past Stuart Taylor.
New signing Robin Van Persie grabbed the winner for Arsene Wenger's men early in the second half.
An inexperienced Manchester United side beat Radcliffe Borough 2-1.
Radcliffe featured Paul Gascoigne and former United star Lee Sharpe in their side against United's second string with the senior side in the U.S.
Goals from Marcus Neumayr and Sylvan Ebanks-Blake put United two up and although Steve Foster pulled one back for the hosts United held on for the win.
Fulham have now lost against both Old Firm clubs during this pre-season after Rangers sealed a 1-0 win at Craven Cottage.
The only goal of the game came in the second half, but it was a fantastic effort which sent the massive Gers support crazy.
Dado Prso was the man who struck as he executed a brilliant overhead kick to convert Chris Burke's knock-down.
Ipswich Town inflicted a 2-1 defeat on newly promoted Crystal Palace at Portman Road.
Town went ahead early on when Drissa Diallo headed home from a corner.
Palace levelled just five minutes before the interval when Shaun Derry took a quick free kick and found the back of the net.
The Championship side quickly came back at Palace and exciting young striker Dean Bowditch netted to complete the scoring.Jermain Defoe grabbed a brace for Tottenham, but Hull City managed to hold Spurs 2-2 at The KC Stadium.
Defoe opened the scoring just before the interval with a low drive.
Hull levelled via the penalty spot with Stuart Green, before Defoe struck again with a nice finish.
Peter Taylor's men then came back for a second time when Northern Ireland star Stuart Elliott struck.
Aston Villa continued their good pre-season form with a 3-0 win over Jonkoping.
David O'Leary's men were 2-0 ahead at the interval with young defender Liam Ridgewell and Marcus Allback scoring.
On loan star Carlton Cole added the third in the second period.
Middlesbrough secured a 2-0 success at Preston North End.
England Under-21 star Stewart Downing opened the scoring with nicely taken volley after 18 minutes.
Slovakian Szilard Nemeth made it five goals in three pre-season games when he made it 2-0 in the second half after coming off the bench.
A Boro second string went down 1-0 at Scarborough.
Manchester City had to come from behind at Belle Vue to grab a 1-1 draw with Doncaster Rovers.
Veteran striker Leo Fortune-West gave Rovers a first half lead after capitalising on an error from Shaun Wright-Phillips.
The City midfield then made amends when he was on hand to secure a share of the spoils for Kevin Keegan's men with a nicely taken effort just after the interval.
Portsmouth eased to a 4-1 win over Torquay at Plainmoor.
Goals from Arjan De Zeeuw, Yakubu Aiyegbeni and a brace from Matt Taylor were enough to give Harry Redknapp's men the victory with Adebayo Akinfenwa netting a consolation for Torquay from the penalty spot.
Bolton fell to a 2-1 defeat to Bradford in a testimonial for long-serving defender Wayne Jacobs.
Goals from Lewis Emanuel and Jacobs (penalty) were enough to give the League Two side a morale-boosting win with Henrik Pedersen netting for the visitors.
Premiership new boys West Brom picked up a comfortable 2-0 win over Danish side FC Fredericia on their Scandinavia tour.
Goals from James O'Connor and Scott Dobie secured the win for Gary Megson's troops.
Patrick Boyle handed an inexperienced Everton side a 1-0 win at non-league Formby.
Paul Sturrock will be delighted with his side's efforts after they eased to an 8-0 victory over Asebro in Sweden.
Captain Jason Dodd opened the scoring after just eight minutes and soon added to that through David Prutton.
Peter Crouch then got his name on the score sheet on the half hour, just minutes before Brett Ormerod opened his account.
Crouch bagged another before the interval as he made the score 5-0.
The Saints added three more in the second period as Graeme Le Saux, Marian Pahars and Ormerod, again, struck.