Monday, November 23, 2009

Bolton 0-2 Blackburn: Man of the match Dunn

David Dunn's strike and a calamitous own-goal by Sam Ricketts gave absent boss Sam Allardyce a lift as Blackburn beat local rivals Bolton 2-0 in the Lancashire derby at the Reebok Stadium.

Allardyce is facing heart surgery and was on strict doctor's orders not to even watch the game on television as he prepares for an operation on Friday.

Assuming he took his physician's advice, he missed his side finally break their dismal away record, which had previously seen them lose 10 consecutive games on the road.

Man of the match Dunn opened the scoring with a delightful strike just after the half-hour mark before Ricketts headed into his own net with 17 minutes remaining to effectively settle the game.

Rovers' first away win of the season - indeed their first since March - saw them rise to the relative safety of 11th place.

But the result for Bolton, who fell to their fourth defeat in five games, was altogether less promising - Gary Megson's side end the weekend in the relegation zone.

With Allardyce elsewhere, his assistant Neil McDonald took charge for the day and he will be able to report back on an inspirational display from Dunn.

The sole creative force of this Blackburn side, Dunn was again at the centre of most of Rovers' attacking play.

Early on, he volleyed narrowly wide of the mark before he saw a header cleared off the line by Gary Cahill on 23 minutes.

So, when the opener came, the scorer's identity came as no surprise. It a lovely strike, the Blackburn-born player digging out a curling first-time effort that beat Jussi Jaaskelainen and nestled in the far corner.

The goal came just seconds after Bolton had themselves been denied the opener by the angle of post and bar, Mathew Taylor's free-kick deflecting onto the woodwork off Ryan Nelsen's outstretched boot. Such are the margins between success and failure.

Taylor, playing on the Bolton right, was heavily involved during the opening period, although his other two notable contributions revealed a real lack of cutting edge in front of goal - the first chance a miscued volley after Gael Givet allowed him in behind and the second a header over the bar from two yards out.

Otherwise, Allardyce did not miss much during a fitful opening period, typical of a derby match involving two sides struggling in the lower reaches of the Premier League.

The second half was altogether a more entertaining affair, as Blackburn pushed forward in search of a second goal that would kill the game off.

Bolton midfielder Gavin McCann was twice forced to clear off the line, from El Hadji Diouf and Nelsen, either side of Dunn's clever through pass for Franco Di Santo, who could only fire against Jaaskelainen.

Taylor did manage to bring Robinson into action with a crisp strike from the edge of the penalty area on 72 minutes, but soon after a horrible lack of communication between Jaaskelainen and Ricketts put the game out of Bolton's reach.

Ricketts did not see his keeper come to claim the same ball and only realised the Finn was off his line after he had headed back towards goal. The ball bounced into the empty net, prompting the inevitable recriminations in the Bolton back line, while Rovers celebrated their second goal of the game - and just their fifth away goal of the season.

Credit to Bolton, they refused to accept defeat and substitute Ivan Klasnic went close to pulling one back on 88 minutes. But having rounded Robinson, his effort on goal was cleared off the line by Lars Jacobsen.

It proved to be the last meaningful action of the game, as Blackburn held firm to secure Lancastrian bragging rights for the immediate future - and give Allardyce a real tonic.
Mike Hytner / Eurosport


Tottenham Hotspur 9-1 Wigan: Defoe crazy hatrick

Tottenham Hotspur Wigan Athletic might make sense worst nightmare in the history of the club. Spurs unmitigated Wigan to grind out a very striking score 9-1, Sunday (22/11/2009) .

Action at White Hart Lane Spurs went nine minutes through goals was excellent Peter Crouch. Maximizing cross of Aaron Lennon, Crouch butt the nets tore Wigan's Chris Kirkland guarded. Score was 1-0 last until halftime.

Six minutes after the restart Spurs doubled its superiority. This time, Jermain Defoe, who recorded his name on the scoreboard. Lennon returned after creating goal his crossing directly to the penalty box beaten Defoe makes the ball nestled in the net for the second time Kirkland.

In the 54 minutes Defoe back to Spurs supporters cheered after Wilson Palacios breakthrough feedback received Defoe success. After trick one player Wigan, England striker fired a shot that was measured at the far post. Spurs winning 3-0.

Wigan could cut behind three minutes later through Paul Scharner shot in the penalty box continued feedback Hugo Rodallega.

But less than a minute after Spurs back away a hat-trick by Defoe. An acceleration Lennon on the right side of attack with a bait diakhirnya to Defoe, who hit the ball straight at once without being able to Kirkland intercepted.

After three times a pitcher for his partner, Lennon finally scored in the 64th minute. Crouch had the ball near the penalty box directly feed into Lennon. For then it lively winger carried the ball into the penalty box and kicked the skin directly into the net round Wigan, Spurs leading 5-1.

Defoe! Receiving feedback Vedran Corluka flat in the 69th minute, Defoe deftly control the ball and he stuck strictly a Wigan defender, Defoe punt and goals! Number four made Defoe in this action.

In the 87th minute Defoe increasingly frenzied and scored fifth. Utilizing Wigan defender errors in anticipating the ball, Defoe struck the ball easily into the Wigan net.

A minute after David Bentley free-kick forced Kirkland picked up the ball for the eighth time in the game.

And that's still not enough because in the injury time Niko Krancjar insisted his team to victory 9-1. Score it became the second largest score in one game in the Premier League English history which began in 1992, after the party versus Portsmouth Reading on September 29, 2007 which ended 7-4.

With this glorious trail leads Spurs four positions standings with 25 points from 13 action that has been played. Meanwhile, Wigan slumped on the stairs to the 15th with 14 points.

Line-Ups :

Tottenham Spurs: Gomes, Corluka, Dawson, Woodgate, Assou-Ekotto (Bassong 82), Lennon (Bentley 79 '), Huddlestone, Palacios (Jenas 84), Kranjcar, Defoe, Crouch.

Wigan Athletic: Kirkland, Melchiot (Cho 86 '), Bramble, Boyce, Edman, Thomas (Gomez 68'), Diame, N'Zogbia, Scharner, Rodallega, Scotland.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Manchester United 3-0 Everton: Wonder Strike

United do not want anchester long apart from Chelsea's at the top of Premier League standings. The proof, as entertain Everton at Old Trafford, The Red Devils played persisted for a landslide victory Arsenal 3-0 and moved from the second position. Saturday (22/11/2009).

United's success this time performance can not be separated from his courtiers slick midfield. Can be seen, the three goals that created all recorded by Darren Flatcher midfielder, Michael Carrick and the middle winger Antonio Valencia rise.

Flatcher scored at minute 35. A Patrick Evra's cross with a header reflected by Valencia at the Scottish player to hit later in the half-volley kick to the far goal post The Toffes.

Goalkeeper Tim Howard was not able to reduce the speed of the ball and rush to give up the digits into the scoreboard 1-0. This position lasted until halftime.
Carrick is the second goalscorer to execute on 67 minutes. Measured kick from outside the penalty area after Ryan Gigs welcome feedback to change the position 2-0.

Valencia perfecting a 3-0 United victory at minute 76. Ecuador national team mainstay players get away from the off-side trap and fired the ball straight toward the goal. Bouncing ball hit by Howard's Everton make die steps must be surrender and return to see his goal conceded for the third time.

With this 3-0 victory United's position straight into the Premier League standings and won 28 points. Foster children displaced Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsenal are the other match ended in the hands of Sunderland with a slim 1-0 score.

Sunderland 1-0 Arsenal: Bent victory goal

Arsenal must accept the bitter pill of defeat against Sunderland on Saturday (21/11/2009) . Is a single goal which Darren Bent gave the victory to the Black Cats.

In a fight that was held at the Stadium of Light, Arsenal was relatively controlled the game with a number of opportunities created. But getting ahead of hunting a final settlement of the players never scored present.

With this defeat, Arsenal failed to closeChelsea at the top of the league 4-0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers. The Gunners have 25 points from 12 matches, Manchester United will be evicted from the second position if MU can reap numbers against Everton a few moments later.

Steve Bruce's farm team with these three points to stay ranked 8th with 20 points from 13 fight over.

Chelsea 4-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers: Secure at the top

Chelsea more secure at the top while following the great victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers 4-0. Half of all the winning goal "The Blue" packaged Michael Essien.

Wovles entertain Chelsea in the fight held Saturday (21/11/2009) . In this action the Blues not strengthened two core players, Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba.

In the first round, winning 3-0 hosted by Florent Malouda scored in the 5th minute and two goals respectively Essien minute 12 and 22. Carlo Ancelotti teams added one second-half goals by Joe Cole's 56th minute. This victory brought Chelsea at the top of the more stable the standings with 33 points.

Liverpool 2-2 Manchester City: Another draw

Victory again failed to reach by Liverpool in their action in the English League. Entertain Manchester City at Anfield on Saturday (21/11/2009), the Reds had to settle for a strong play at 2-2.

This is for the fifth successive time Liverpool failed to win in all competitions after a 2-0 Manchester United dropped the Premiership on 25 October. Since then Steven Gerrard et al swallow two defeats and a draw play three times.

Additional one point there was little influence Rafael Benitez troop positions in the standings. With 20 points, the Reds are still stuck in seventh position standings, 10 points left over that will entertain Chelsea in a few minutes Wolverhamton forward.

This result could be a big warning for Liverpool who will undergo the Champions League Matchday V center next week. If you fail to win the trip to Debren, The Kop can eliminate of competition from top European clubs such.

In front of his own supporters first Liverpool ahead through Martin equated Skertel before Emmanuel Adebayor. Through the City had Stephen Ireland behind despite comparable lead not so long ago by Yossi Benayoun.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Liverpool 2-2 Birmingham City: Saved by Gerrard Penalty

Liverpool throw away a golden opportunity to rush to the top English League. Facing Birmingham, the Reds had to settle for a draw play 2-2 despite dominating the game.

Playing with the full support of supporters who packed Anfield Stadium, Monday (9/11/2009), Liverpool led through David N'Gog goal but Birmingham turned excel through Cristian Benitez and Cameron Jerome.

Captain Steven Gerrard is recovering from injuries to save Liverpool from defeat with a goal he created from the mid-point second-half penalty.

Just pick one number to make Liverpool failed to move from seventh position Premiership with 19 values from 12 games. 'The Red' dispute 11 points behind league leaders, Chelsea (30).

Monday, November 9, 2009

Chelsea 1-0 Manchester United: Terry's Goal

Chelsea maintain winning record at home is always in the Premier League action. This time turn Manchester United who arrested the score 1-0.

Through the tight battle for 2 x 45 minutes, Chelsea came out a winner and pick three points thanks to a goal with only John Terry in the 76th minute. That makes Chelsea has not lost at home this season from six games.

Additional three-digit cs Terry also made a comfortable perched on top of the standings with 30 points. They are five points ahead of Arsenal and Chelsea are in quick succession in the second and third position standings.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Wolverhampton 1-4 Arsenal: to second position

Arsenal celebrate goals for Wolverhampton Wonderers. Wolves ravaged the Gunners in front of his own supporters by scoring a landslide, 1-4.

Winning the opening two goals of birth Arsenal own goal by Wolves player, with Eduardo substantial role in a pair of these goals. Cesc Fabregas and Andrei Arshavin Arsenal fulfill four goals while Jody Craddock made entertainment Wolves goal.

The victory at Molineux Stadium, Saturday(7/11/2009) , making Arsenal points became the number 25. The amount is enough to shift Manchester United from the position of two standings.

Manchester United and Arsenal have equal points but ahead of Arsenal goal difference. MU itself likely return to second position if successful at Chelsea this weekend.

Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 Sunderland: Full points

Tottenham Hotspur picking full points after beat Sunderland 2-0. Goals for each donated Spurs Robbie Keane and Tom Huddlestone.

In the action at White Hart Lane on Saturday (7/11/2009), Keane managed to make Spurs ahead in the 12th minute. While Huddlestone added another goal for the hosts in the 68th minute.

While Sunderland throw chances after Darren Bent's shot from the spot can be thwarted goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes. The victory was of course very important for the Spurs.

Harry Redknapp besutan squad is now up to fourth position with a margin of five points of league leaders, Chelsea. Meanwhile, Sunderland are in eighth position.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Birmingham City 0-0 Manchester City: Given saves penalty

The sequence results of the Manchester City continued after they were held without a goal draw with Birmingham. Still additional one point was enough to take City into the big four.

Results obtained series 0-0 when a visit to the headquarters of Birmingham, Sunday(01/11/2009) is a balanced result obtained four besutan Mark Hughes's team in the Premier League four final action.

Three series of results obtained previously when faced Aston Villa (score 1-1), Wigan (score 1-1) and Fulham (score 2-2).

Against Birmingham, The Citizens appear dominant. Data from Soccernet showed Mark Hughes's men master the action with 57 percent mastery of the ball.

City 13 shots were fired and four leads to the goal. Conversely Birmingham launched ten shots on goal where half Menghujam City.

The Citizens deserve grateful to goalkeeper Shay Given who performed brilliantly. In addition denied James McFadden penalty in minute 56, Given also the host to stop the invasion, launched Lee Bowyer and Christian Benitez.

This game marked a red card to players Barry Ferguson in Birmingham last minute fight.

Results of the points of the visit to the Stadium St. Andrews brought City is now in fourth position standings with 19 points.