2003 FA Premier League Asia Cup

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The 2003 FA Premier League Asia Cup was the first edition of the Premier League Asia Trophy, a four-team pre-season football tournament held every two years. Participants in the inaugural edition included hosts Malaysia and three Premier League teams: Chelsea, Newcastle United and Birmingham City. All games were held at the Bukit Jalil National Stadium in Kuala Lumpur.

The tournament began at the semi-final stage, with the winners advancing to the final and the losers playing off for third place. Chelsea became the inaugural winners of this tournament after defeating Newcastle United on penalties in the final.[citation needed]

Results[edit]

Semi-finals Final
24 July 2003 – Kuala Lumpur (Bukit Jalil Stadium)
 England Newcastle United  2  
 England Birmingham City  1  
 
27 July 2003 – Kuala Lumpur (Bukit Jalil Stadium)
     England Chelsea  0 (5)
   England Newcastle United  0 (4)
Third place
25 July 2003 - Kuala Lumpur (Bukit Jalil Stadium) 26 July 2003 – Kuala Lumpur (Bukit Jalil Stadium)
 Malaysia Malaysia  1   Malaysia Malaysia  0
 England Chelsea  4    England Birmingham City  4

Semi-finals[edit]

2003-07-24
20:45 MST
08:00 UTC
Newcastle United England 2 – 1 England Birmingham City
Shearer Goal 36' (pen.)
Ameobi Goal 75'
Devlin Goal 72' (pen.)
Bukit Jalil Stadium, Kuala Lumpur
Attendance: 14,600
Referee: Rob Styles

2003-07-25
20:45 MST
08:00 UTC
Malaysia Malaysia 1 – 4 England Chelsea
Hairuddin Goal 40' Lampard Goal 36'
Hasselbaink Goal 70'
Guðjohnsen Goal 83'
Johnson Goal 85'

Third place play-off[edit]

2003-07-26
20:45 MST
08:00 UTC
Malaysia Malaysia 0 – 4 England Birmingham City
John Goal 8'50'
Clemence Goal 76'
Hughes Goal 81'
Bukit Jalil Stadium, Kuala Lumpur
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: Rob Styles

Final[edit]

Goalscorers[edit]

Trinidad and Tobago Stern John is the tournament top scorer with 2 goals.