Premiership friendly round-up
By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Birmingham City's 1-1 draw with Osasuna at St Andrews was overshadowed by an injury to new signing Emile Heskey.Birmingham City's 1-1 draw with Osasuna at St Andrews was overshadowed by an injury to new signing Emile Heskey.
The former Liverpool man (pictured) was stretchered off after just 15 minutes after landing awkwardly under a challenge and has been taken to hospital.
Valdo fired Osasuna in front on 74 minutes, but Jamie Clapham's 85th minute strike gave Blues a draw.
Manchester City recorded a morale-boosting win before the start of The Premiership with a 3-1 victory over Lazio.
Nicolas Anelka netted his first goal of pre-season within the opening 60 seconds and Jon Macken doubled the lead on 68 minutes.
Lazio pulled a goal back two minutes later with Massimo Oddo converting from the spot, but Antonine Sibierski made the game safe with the third from the spot on 72 minutes.
The only bad news for Kevin Keegan was Steve McManaman coming off early in the game with an injury.
Tottenham threw away a 1-0 lead as they were beaten 2-1 by Cagliari at White Hart Lane.
Fredi Kanoute gave Spurs the lead on 55 minutes with his third goal of pre-season, but two goals in two minutes from Daniele Conti (59), and Albino (61) stunned Jacques Santini's men.
Southampton warmed up for the beginning of the season next weekend with a 3-1 win over Chievo at St Mary's.
Carvalha Amauri stunned the home fans with the opener on 12 minutes, but two goals in two minutes from Kevin Phillips (35, 37) turned the game on its head.
Saints new boy Jelle van Damme netted his first goal for the club with a fierce free kick in the dying moments.
Everton came from two goals down to earn a 2-2 draw with Real Sociedad at Goodison Park.
Goals from Darko Kovacevic (20) and Nihat Kaveci (31) put the Spanish side in control, but Thomas Gravesen reduced the arrears on 33 minutes from the penalty spot.
Kevin Kilbane completed the comeback with the equaliser on 55 minutes for Everton.
Bolton came from a goal down to earn a 1-1 draw with Real Zaragoza at The Reebok Stadium.
Goran Drulic fired the visitors in front after 35 minutes, but Greece's Euro 2004 hero Stelios Giannakoplous saved Bolton with a 78th minute equaliser.
Crystal Palace slumped to a 1-0 defeat to Sampdoria at Selhurst Park with Sergio Volpi netting the only goal of the game
West Brom marked their 125th anniversary with a goalless draw with Boavista at The Hawthorns where Kanu made his debut for The Baggies.
Portsmouth were held to a goalless draw at home to Greek giants Panathinaikos for whom Angelos Basinas missed a second half penalty.
The only sour note for Pompey was an injury picked up by Patrik Berger which forced him off.Aston Villa continued their pre-season preparations with a deserved 1-0 victory over Dutch side AZ Alkmaar.
Thomas Hitzlsperger capped a fine individual display with the winner on 52 minutes with a rasping long-range drive.
Meanwhile, Blackburn cruised to a comfortable 4-0 triumph over Bray Wanderers with two goals in either half.
Captain Barry Ferguson and Jonathan Stead notched in the first period and their efforts were added to in the second by Nils-Eric Johansson and Lorenzo Amoruso.