Thursday, December 31, 2009

A Wayne Rooney inspired Manchester United brushed aside a poor Wigan



Alex Ferguson will enjoy his 68th birthday today after the easiest win his Manchester United team are likely to have all season. Overawed by the reputation, as much as the quality of the opposition, Wigan hardly made a tackle all night, subsiding feebly to a morale-sapping defeat engineered by the player they sold to United, Antonio Valencia. The winger from Ecuador was the man of the match, his surging incursions and crosses from the right flank setting up three of the goals before he added the fifth himself.

Wayne Rooney delivered another masterclass as Wigan meekly surrendered to Manchester United for the second time this season.

Alex Ferguson has argued for years that if his side are within touching distance of top spot on New Year's Day they will take some stopping.

A flurry just beforehand had involved Chris Kirkland turning a Rooney blockbuster wide and Paul Scharner booting a Nemanja Vidic effort of the line.

Following that, Rooney's audacious shot from the most acute angle imaginable bounced back to Kirkland off the far post, the Wigan keeper having been completely bamboozled by the initial effort.

Finally, Dimitar Berbatov, who had started the bombardment by racing onto Rooney's through ball and getting chopped down in the box by Titus Bramble without winning a penalty, failed with a chip when he was clean through.

At that stage, there might have been a temptation for Wigan to think they would survive..

It will not cross Ferguson's attention that much but an entire nation of football watchers is following his main man at the moment, crossing their fingers he can deliver World Cup glory to England.

Undoubtedly he is having his best season and it was the former Everton striker who stole in at the near post to meet Rafael Da Silva's cross and steer it past Kirkland to break the deadlock.

Three minutes later Michael Carrick swept home the second after Valencia had shown enough vision to cut a pass back into his path rather than drill a cross into crowded penalty area.

Team Line-up:

Manchester United: Kuszczak, Rafael Da Silva, Brown, Vidic (Anderson 68'), Evra (Fabio 69'), Valencia, Carrick, Fletcher, Park, Berbatov (Wellbeck 68'), Rooney.

Wigan Athletic: Kirkland (Pollit 45'), Melchiot, Boyce, Bramble, Figueroa, Gomez, Thomas (Edman 71'), Cho, Scharner, N'Zogbia (Sinclair 68'), Rodallega.

Arsenal seriously compete for the title in Premiere League



Abou Diaby struck twice as Arsenal maintained their 100 per cent start to the season with an emphatic 4-1 win over Portsmouth at Emirates Stadium on Saturday.

The Frenchman sidefooted in after 18 minutes and swept home another soon afterwards as Arsène Wenger’s side produced some sublime football in the first half.

They were pegged back by a header from Younes Kaboul just before the interval but a freak goal from William Gallas, his third in three games this term, and fourth from substitute Aaron Ramsey completed a satisfying afternoon for Arsène Wenger.

It was the sign of things to come in the first 15 minutes – incessant Arsenal pressure but without real focus. Arshavin rolled a shot wide in the ninth minute and the home side forced a flurry of corners but David James should have been called into greater action before Arsenal took the lead in the 18th minute.

Eduardo collected the ball on the left, nudged it one side of Marc Wilson then cheekily raced around the other side to collect near the byline. The striker steadied himself before rolling a pass into the path of the onrushing Diaby, who sidefooted a powerful shot into the roof of the net. It was inventive, incisive Arsenal at their best.

Team Line-up:

Portsmouth:
Begovic, Finnan, Kaboul, Ben-Haim, Hreidarsson, Yebda, Mokoena (Vanden Borre '58), Hughes (Brown '90), Belhadj, Boateng (Kanu '71), Piquionne

Arsenal:
Almunia, Sagna, Gallas, Vermaelen, Traore, Ramsey, Song Billong, Diaby, Nasri (Eastmond '85), Eduardo (Rosicky '72), Arshavin (Vela '82)

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Fernando Torres struck in stoppage time to give Liverpool a desperately needed win



Fernando Torres struck in stoppage time to give Liverpool a desperately needed 1-0 win at Aston Villa in the Premier League on Tuesday.

A flat game was heading for a goalless draw until ragged Villa defending allowed the ball to slip into Torres's path and he calmly placed a low shot beyond Brad Friedel.

The Spaniard's predatory finish was his 50th league goal in 72 matches -- the quickest a Liverpool player has reached that tally - and was the only memorable moment from a poor game.

The win lifts Liverpool into seventh place on 33 points -- one place and two points behind Villa.

Chelsea top the standings with 45 points from 20 games. Manchester United, who host Wigan Athletic on Wednesday, are second on 40 from 19 with Arsenal third on 38 from 18 ahead of their game at Portsmouth, also on Wednesday.

Villa and Liverpool, their players perhaps chilled by relentless snow, were below par in a low-key contest.

Villa, having beaten Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester United this season, were denied a big four clean sweep by Sunday's 3-0 loss at Arsenal and that perhaps had a chastening effect as they were cautious from the start on Tuesday.

Team Line-up:

Aston Villa: Friedel, Luke Young, Cuellar, Dunne, Warnock, Reo-Coker (Albrigthon 72'), Milner, Petrov, Downing (Sidwell 79'), Agbonlahor, Carew.

Liverpool: Reina, Johnson (Skrtel 88'), Carragher, Agger, Insua, Kuyt, Lucas, Aquilani (Babel 77'), Benayoun (Aurelio 93'), Gerrard, Torres.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

The victory means Chelsea will lead the Premier League



There was no sophistication to a Chelsea victory in which the uncontainable individualism of Didier Drogba brought an equaliser and the winner arrived through an own-goal from Chris Smalling. This type of win will not have been what Roman Abramovich had in mind when he hired Carlo Ancelotti as manager but it was still a heartening recovery.

With Fulham still reeling from losing their lead, the hosts fired another ball into the box and when Daniel Sturridge's shot was parried by Schwarzer it hit the unfortunate Chris Smalling and rolled agonisingly into the back of the net. Fulham pressed again after falling behind and some uncharacteristically nervous defending from Chelsea made it a nail-biting finish for the Blues fans.

The victory means Chelsea will lead the Premier League at the end of 2009 but they still look well short of their best form, while Fulham suffer their first defeat in nine games.

City to Thevez : Fantastic The Argentinian



Two goals from Carlos Tevez and a Javier Garrido free-kick earned Manchester City their first away win in four months - and their second victory in three days under new boss Roberto Mancini - against Wolves at Molineux.
Carlos Tevez scored twice as Manchester City strolled to a 3-0 victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Molineux Stadium this evening.
City boss Roberto Mancini changed his tactics to try and counteract Wolves, matching up to Mick McCarthy's 4-4-2 formation and pushing Bellamy up top alongside Tevez.
Minutes later the combination resulted in the first goal of the game. Bellamy made a good run into the left channel and was slipped through, he pulled the ball back to Tevez, who had checked his run – standing near the penalty spot. The Argentinian struck the ball first time with his left foot, his shot took a fortunate deflection off Craddock, squirming beyond Marcus Hahnemann into the Wolves goal: 1-0 to Manchester City.
City extended their lead in the 69th minute with a stunning effort, substitute Javier Garrido stepped up to take a free-kick with 25 yards on the left. Striking the ball with his left-foot, the Spaniard curled the ball around the blind side of the wall and into the bottom left-hand corner of the net: 2-0 to Manchester City.
City scored a third in the 86th minute, with Tevez scoring his second of the game. Robinho came off the bench to assist, crossing the ball from the right, Tevez collected the ball on the edge of the box and moved to his left. He then smashed the ball back across goal into the bottom right-hand corner: 3-0 to Manchester City, as the Argentinian scored his eighth goal in seven games.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Cesc Fabregas inspire Arsenal






Cesc Fabregas came off the bench to inspire Arsenal to a 3-0 win over Villa to drag themselves back into the Barclays Premier League title race.

The Spaniard, who had been out with a hamstring problem, netted a superb free-kick on 65 minutes and then a fine breakaway goal before being substituted as a precaution, with Abou Diaby scoring a third in stoppage-time.

Meanwhile, Arsenal added a goal by Abou Diaby was born. With this result Arsenal are now collected a total of 38 points or one point ahead of Chelsea, who will play the game Hull City counter shortly.

Wayne Rooney rescued Manchester United


WAYNE Rooney rescued Manchester United after almost playing the Barclays Premier League champions.

Rooney gave United the lead in first-half stoppage time at the KC Stadium but then gifted Hull a route back with the mistake that led to Craig Fagan's penalty equaliser.

Although the time seemed disappointed with the mistakes he made, but the MU player's numbered ten back in control of himself and turn disappointment into a force to rise.

Rooney plays a major role in the presence of two additional goals that eventually led forces Old Trafford to win 3-1.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Birmingham Inhibit Chelsea



It was Chelsea who were left with the blues after the battle thereof, dropping two more priceless points in a dangerous mid-season hiatus: they have only one win in their past seven matches in all competitions. The league leaders, who failed to score for the first time in 34 games, are increasingly vulnerable to Manchester United, whose trip to Hull today has the look of a gimme.

Birmingham, in contrast, are on the up and up – the division's form team with 17 points from their past seven games. They are unbeaten in their past 10, and would have claimed another notable scalp yesterday but for an erroneous offside decision which robbed Christian "Chucho" Benítez of what should have been the winner.

In fairness, defeat would have been hard on Chelsea, who created the lion's share of the scoring chances and were ultimately denied by a man-of-the-match performance from Joe Hart, who looked every inch the England goalkeeper in waiting. Alex McLeish, the manager at St Andrew's, said afterwards that he would love to make Hart, who is on loan from Manchester City, his first signing in January.

Birmingham's new owner, Carson Yeung, is committed to making "substantial" funds available, and McLeish's record in the market to date should get him whatever he wants – within reason.

West Ham United 2-0 Portsmouth FT



Full time - Dan Lee Probert took action to close and the players make their way to a festive farewell from West Ham fans. Was tense and nervous at times, but in the end West Ham could and probably should have more. Win lifted West Ham out of the bottom three for now and will give a big lift before the London derby with Tottenham Hotspur in two days.

Burnley 1-1 Bolton Wanderers


Burnley's David Nugent celebrates his equaliser against Bolton with Tyrone Mears and manager Owen Coyle. Photograph: Paul Currie/Action Images

Bolton took another chink out of Burnley's Turf Moor armour by snatching a point in the first meeting between the two sides in the top flight since 1964. But more significantly for the frustrated Bolton manager, Gary Megson, another defensive lapse prompted the draw that left his club stuck in the relegation zone.

Matthew Taylor had curled a free-kick inside the near post to put Bolton ahead in the 29th minute with a goal described as "exquisite" by Megson's opposite number, Owen Coyle. But the lead only lasted until the 56th minute when David Nugent headed in an equaliser that infuriated Megson.

"Bolton are an established Premier League club, they know how to grind out results," Coyle said. "But I think they'll know today they've been in a real game and I think in an honest assessment, they'll feel fortunate to leave with a point."

Mancini's first touch


Roberto Mancini made a winning start as Manchester City manager as the Blues put a rocky few days behind them by beating Stoke.

Martin Petrov and Carlos Tevez supplied the first-half goals that marked Mancini's coronation.

Yet the Italian would also have been aware it took two brilliant Shay Given saves, the first to deny Tuncay when the sides were still deadlocked, and another to turn away a ferocious James Beattie effort when the visitors were enjoying their best spell, for City to consolidate their place in the top six - and edge to within three points of third.

Even for a club as well versed in shooting themselves in the foot as City, it has been a pretty torrid week.

Liverpool 2 - 0 Wolverhampton, got up now The Red?


Liverpool - Appear less convincing, Liverpool can win over Wolverhampton Wanderers, Sunday (27/12/2009) morning pm. Scores obtained 2-0 against the Reds after playing with 10 men.

With the results of these three points, 'The Red' crawl up a ladder to the seventh order of the standings with 30 points from 19 fights over. These results could be at least a sweet Christmas gift for Rafael Benitez in the middle of Performance under pressure following a poor team this season.

Team:

Liverpool: Reina, Johnson, Agger, Carragher, Insua, Aurelio (Kuyt 75), Aquilani (Pacheco 84), Lucas, Benayoun (Spearing 88), Gerrard, Torres. Subs not used: Cavalieri, Skrtel, Darby, Ngog.

Wolverhampton: Hahnemann, Stearman, Craddock, Henry, Ebanks-Blake (Iwelumo 66), Ward, Berra, Jarvis, Milijas (Mancienne 62), Doyle (Elokobi 57), Foley. Subs not used: Hennessey, Surman, Maierhofer, Castillo.

Gerrard Goal


Benayoun Goal



source : dig.com

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Arsenal 3-0 Hull City: Denilson free-kick


Denilson scored from a free kick to open the faucet before Arsenal drag. It turned out that manager Arsene Wenger was shocked by these goals because Denilson no takers dead ball specialist.

Entertain Hull in the English League continued at the Emirates Stadium, Saturday (19/12/2009) , Arsenal managed to win with a score of 3-0. But three goals in the game can not easily granted by the host.

Arsenal forced to face a deadlock situation before Denilson managed to break the deadlock through a goal in minute 45. Origin of Brazilian midfielder was successfully removed free kick past the wall and curved toward the goal and goalkeeper Boaz Myhill could not saved it.

Goals are then attack the next Arsenal then add the difference through Eduardo strikes in 59 minutes and Abou Diaby in the 80th minute.

Wenger also thinks that the first goal Denilson has generated significant role in the final score. But no investigate investigate, this French coach himself was surprised the player managed to score a goal because he had been very rarely gives the ball a chance to die for Denilson.



"Denilson is not a specialist free kick taker. I am quite surprised, he specifically ordered me not because Nasri who will take it but he managed to do well," he said on the official club website.

"I think he would feed the ball but he managed to shoot and fruit into goals. It makes the game be changed. I believe that to make things change is that we succeeded in winning before a pause," he continued.

Chelsea 2-1 Portsmouth: Lampard late penalty


Frank Lampard scored a late penalty to give Chelsea a 2-1 win over last-place Portsmouth that restored their three-point lead at the top of the English Premier League.
Chelsea looked to be heading for a fifth game without a win until defender Mark Wilson was penalised for a foul on Branislav Ivanovic and Lampard hit the resulting penalty past goalkeeper Asmir Begovic.

Chelsea have 40 points to defending champion Manchester United's 37, and eight more than third-place Arsenal, who drew 1-1 at Burnley.

Chelsea lost their perfect home record at the weekend when they drew 3-3 with Everton and their fans were agitated again after on-loan striker Frederic Piquionne equalised for Portsmouth following a free kick that rebounded off the defensive wall.

But Lampard stepped up to score his sixth penalty of the season and prevent a repeat of the jeers that followed the team off the Stamford Bridge pitch at the weekend.

"It was very hard,'' Chelsea coach Carlo Ancelotti said.

"After their goal, we had some difficulties and we lost our composure.

"We didn't have confidence to win the game because we did not win the last four games.

"It was very important to return to wins. We did a good job, not a beautiful job.''



Chelsea had led through a 23rd-minute goal by Nicolas Anelka but Piquionne volleyed his fifth goal of the season when Chelsea failed to clear early in the second half.

Source: http://english.aljazeera.net/sport/2009/12/2009121613324345634.html

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Manchester City Big Four Seasons Here, Champion Next Year


Manchester - Roberto Mancini has set high targets after he officially appointed as the new coach Manchester City. Sign in four major positions in a goal this season, and aiming champion title next year.

After officially appointed as successor Mark Hughes this weekend, Mancini was officially introduced to the public and journalists on Monday (21/12/2009) afternoon local time. In that occasion indulgence Mancio high targets into four major groups at the end of 2009/10 season.

"My goal is to get in the big four. That's my goal, and I think it might have happened. Next year we want to win the English League," Mancini said, as reported by Skysports.

Mancini became coach of the 17th City in the last 20 years. He replaces Hughes surprisingly dismissed from his post after the lead the Citizens 4-3 win over Sunderland.

"I think, I hope, can survive here for long term and I want to win many trophies. City has great fans and I hope we can work well for them. My job is to work very hard every day to develop the game, for victory. " ( a2s )

Monday, December 21, 2009

Manchester City 4-3 Sunderland: Hughes farewell


Manchester City manager Mark Hughes has been sacked after the club's super-rich Arab owners lost patience with an erratic English Premier League campaign.

The axe fell after the Welshman had overseen a 4-3 home win over Sunderland, leaving the pitch with a wave to all four sides of the Eastlands ground.

Italian Roberto Mancini was immediately named his successor.

Former Inter Milan coach Mancini, who watched the victory from the stands at the City of Manchester Stadium, will be expected to produce a title challenge by next season at the latest after taking over from Hughes, who replaced Sven-Goran Eriksson at the world's richest club last year.

City, whose victory was only their second in their last 11 league matches, are sixth in the standings and still firmly in the hunt for a top four finish this term.

They are also in the League Cup semi-finals where they will play Manchester United over two legs.




'Not in line'

"A return of two wins in 11 Premier League games is clearly not in line with the targets that were agreed and set," City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak said in a statement on Saturday.

"(Owner) Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan and the Board felt that there was no evidence that the situation would fundamentally change.

"A return of two wins in 11 Premier League games is clearly not in line with the targets that were agreed and set"

City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak
"This is a particularly difficult announcement given the personal investment over the past 15 months on all sides and we would like to put on record our respect for and thanks to Mark Hughes and we wish him the best in his future career."

Hughes enjoyed a glittering playing career as a striker with Manchester United, Barcelona and Chelsea before moving into coaching by taking charge of Wales and narrowly missing out on qualification for the Euro 2004 finals.

He furthered his reputation at Blackburn Rovers where in his four years at Ewood Park they regularly challenged for European qualification and reached three FA Cup semi-finals.



City finished 10th in Hughes' first season at the helm but after spending $186.4 million on six big signings in the close season, fuelled by the petro-dollars of the club's Abu Dhabi owner, expectations went through the roof.

With the likes of Carlos Tevez, Emmanuel Adebayor, Roque Santa Cruz, Gareth Barry and Kolo Toure added to the squad, City were tipped as top-four contenders.

Even the dream of a first league title since 1968 seemed possible when they began the campaign with four consecutive wins, including a 4-2 home victory over Arsenal.

Source: http://english.aljazeera.net/sport/2009/12/20091219202917151660.html

Portsmouth 2-0 Liverpool: Miserable season


Liverpool's miserable season hit a new low as Javier Mascherano was sent off in the defeat at Fratton Park.

Algerian defender Nadir Belhadj rifled in an unstoppable volley in the first half before Frederic Piquionne capped a good afternoon for Portsmouth manager Avram Grant late on.

Rafael Benitez's side, who are already out of the European Champions League, have won just four of their last 17 matches in all competitions and face a desperate fight to salvage a place in the English Premier League's top four.

The Reds, who are five points adrift of fourth place ahead of Saturday's later games, fell behind in the 33rd minute when Belhadj lashed a ferocious shot past Jose Reina from a tight angle for his first goal of the season.



That strike was the 500th in the Premier League this season and Liverpool defender Daniel Agger should have added to that tally, but wasted his side's best chance when he headed over from close range.

A dismal day for Liverpool got even worse when Argentine midfielder Mascherano was dismissed by referee Lee Mason for a lunge on Tal Ben Haim just before half time.

French striker Piquionne piled on the misery for Liverpool boss Benitez, who is certain to face more heavy criticism after this defeat, when he finished off a Kevin-Prince Boateng move in the 82nd minute with another angled volley.

Portsmouth, celebrating their second win under Grant, move level on points with second bottom West Ham, but remain behind the Hammers on goals scored.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester City: Projected Finish For Big Four

London - Tottenham Hotspur have a valuable moral injection of a large victory over Manchester City. Manager Harry Redknapp increasingly confident his team can compete at the top.

Spurs managed to stifle Manchester City 3-0 at White Hart Lane on Thursday (17/12/2009) morning pm. Niko Kranjčar became a star with a two-goal victory is printed next to a donation from Jermain Defoe.

Spurs and City are two teams in the pre-season and will be able to disturb the reported dominance of the Big Four in the last four. There was nothing in his journey so far, appears Aston Villa are surging into positions emat to 'replace' the Liverpool who appear sluggish.

Rafael Benitez was delighted with the El Nino


Liverpool - Substitute Fernando Torres marked his 100th appearance for Liverpool with a goal as we moved to within five points of the Champions League places courtesy of a 2-1 win over Wigan.


Rafa obviously very happy with what's flagship player etched. The basis of the coach's enthusiasm is not merely just the success of former Athletico Madrid player was to break opponent's goal that made the Kop more relaxed, but because of consistency as a pedestal wash goals.

Total of 100 games that have been undertaken in various competitions, Spanish international striker, 25-year-old scored 61 goals.

"I think it's an incredible Raihan him," after the match Rafa flattered as reported by Mirror.




Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Won a landslide victory, MU threatens Chelsea



MANCHESTER, - Manchester United is likely to replace Chelsea at the top of the standings after recording a 3-0 victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League duel continued, at Old Trafford, Tuesday (15/12/2009). While Chelsea was still in second position, but they must adjust Chelsea collection points. Both are separated only four goals difference.

How not, in the first four minutes only, MU managed to create two golden opportunities through Darron Gibson and Wayne Rooney. Unfortunately, both sliding kick straight at goalkeeper Marcus Hahnemann, who easily anticipated.

Throughout the game, MU has a mastery of the ball were recorded by 60 percent and managed to release just ten shots on goal from 18 businesses. Meanwhile, Wolverhampton could not even make a proper shot on goal from five times the business. (*)




Team:

Manchester United: Kuszczak; Vidic (Fletcher 60), Carrick, Evra, De Laet; Scholes, Gibson, Obertan (Welbeck 71), Valencia; Berbatov, Rooney (Owen 76)

Wolverhampton: Hahnemann; Elokobi, Mancienne, Hill, Zubar; Foley, Surman, Castillo, Friend (Jarvis 61), Halford (Jones 76); Maierhofer (Iwelumo 54)

Thursday, December 10, 2009

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Thursday, December 3, 2009

Manchester City 3-0 Arsenal: Three goals to semis

Manchester City beat Arsenal success with a score of 3-0 landslide. Victory over the Gunners are carried forward to the City Carling Cup semi-final.

In the match in the City of Manchester Stadium on Wednesday (2/12/2009), City created three goals in the second half. These goals each by Carlos Tevez, Shaun Wright-Phillips and substitute Vladimir Weiss.
City tried to suppress at the beginning of the first round.

An opportunity is owned by Emmanuel Adebayor through using his head after Gareth Barry's corner but the ball can still be foiled by Lukasz Fabianski.

Next Bellamy who failed to take advantage of an opportunity in the penalty box. While Arsenal started the business behind the attack but Alberto Vela to poke the ball is deviated from the target area.

In the 25th minute Tevez's turn to fire but can be saved Fabianski. Until halftime the score was still 0-0.

In the second half City had the lead. Tevez who managed to make excellent host is born through the kick from the penalty box to the upper right corner of Arsenal.

Despite winning 1-0, City continued to launch attacks. In the 57th minute Craig Bellamy tried to threaten his free-kick through but still can be defeated Fabianski.

In the 70th minute, Shaun Wright-Phillips eventually double the advantage for the City to 2-0 after successfully passing Silvestre and releasing the ball into the corner of the goal the Gunners.

Nearing the end of the game City added another goal in the 89th minute. Goal was printed by Vladimir Weiss from close range after a beautiful use of feedback from Bellamy.

Score 3-0 for City last until the long whistle blew. The game is also running a tight and hard that the referee Foy to issue eight yellow cards.



Teams:

Man City: Given, Richards, Toure, Lescott, Bridge, Wright-Phillips (Weiss 77), Barry, Ireland, Bellamy, Tevez ((Kompany 74), Adebayor

Arsenal: Fabianski, Eboue, Song, Silvestre, Traore, Eastmond (Watt 68), Ramsey, Rosicky, Wilshere, Vela, Merida

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Blackburn Rovers 3-3 Chelsea: Six goal thriller

Blackburn Rovers performed brilliantly in the face Chelsea in the Carling Cup quarter-round, Wednesday (2/12/2009) . On penalties, they get rid of the favorite team.

In the match at Ewood Park, Blackburn led the first time in the first round, and nearly won before Paulo Ferreira a 3-3 equalizer in the 120th minute. As a result, the fight continued with penalties, and the hosts won 4-3.

Playing at home, Blackburn opened the scoring through a goal Nikola Kalinic in the eighth minute. He goalkeeper Henrique Hilario break from the penalty box, complete the Post feedback Chimbonda.

Chelsea equalized two minutes after the break. Thanks to assist Florent Malouda, striker Didier Drogba a new entry to replace Deco, managed to thrill the net Paul Robinson.

Just three minutes earlier than these goals, the Blues turned to lead. Salomon Kalou brought the west London team was winning 2-1 when Michael Ballack completed the job.

Blackburn does not necessarily whole moral and managed to keep hope after Brett Emerton scored equaliser in 63 minutes. 2-2 score lasted until the second half finished, and the game continued with the extra time. At the time Chelsea was playing with 10 men due to injury and Salomon Kalou pulled out, while his team has made three changes.
Only a minute after the fight continue, Blackburn win the prize for Ballack's penalty following a violation of David Hoilett. Striker Benni McCarty who became executioners, managed to conquer Hilario and brought his team back to lead 3-2.

In the rest of the game Blackburn Chelsea defense and bombard them get very dramatic results. At the last minute Ferreira managed to steal the victory broke a goal and Blackburn. At the very least, the party still must be determined by penalty kick.

Blackburn here a winner. Of the five executor, only a failed Kalinic. While in camp Chelsea, Ballack stray shot and Gael Kakuta tamed the last kicker goalkeeper Paul Robinson.


Lineup:
Blackburn: Robinson, Samba, Nelsen, Salgado, Chimbonda, Emerton, Pedersen (Grella 62), Nzonzi (Van Heerden 91), Roberts (Hoilett 70), McCarthy, Kalinic

Chelsea: Hilario, Ivanovic, Ferreira, Belletti (Bruma 46), J Cole (Kakuta 46), Mikel, Ballack, Malouda, Zhirkov, Deco (Drogba 46), Kalou

Manchester United 2-0 Tottenham Hotspur: 2 Gibson Wonderful goal

Darron Gibson score double wonderful strike to bring Manchester United through to semis of Carling Cup at Old Trafford, on Tuesday 01/12/2009.

Both goals scored with great skill and almost similar at 17' and 39' on first half. With the result that 2-0 victory, MU following Aston Villa a few moments earlier had confirmed himself as the first team in the round of four large.



Teams:

Manchester United: Kuszczak; Neville, Brown, Vidic, De Laet; Park, Gibson, Anderson; Berbatov (Macheda 62), Obertan (Carrick 62), Welbeck

Tottenham Hotspur: Gomes; Dawson, Hutton, Bassong, Bale; Jenas, Bentley, Lennon, Palacios (Huddlestone 46); Keane, Defoe

Portsmouth 2-4 Aston Villa: Young put villa to semis


Aston Villa managed to beat Portsmouth at the 5th round of the Carling Cup arena. Villa managed to lead 4-2 from the host Portsmouth at Fratton Park, Tuesday, December 1, 2009.

Portsmouth is a benefit to the host status. And it proved when the team coming from behind Aston Villa own goal by Martin Petrov in the 10th minute.
But Emile Heskey managed to equalize in the 12th minute. Even besutan Martin O'Neil's teams excel in the minutes turned to 27 by James Milner goal. This position lasted until 2-1 halftime.

Entering the second half, Aston Villa return to Fratton Park fell silent public. Stewart Downing scored on 74 minutes managed to change the status to be 3-1 for the benefits of The Villa ..

Asa The Pompey had a chance to grow again when Nwankwo Kanu managed to minimize the miss in the 87th minute. But in the rest of the time, instead of an equalizer, it besutan team coach Avram Grant newer back pierced.

The young winger Ashley Young Villa scored his goals during the match a minute left. Until the game was over, the position 2-4 Aston Villa for excellence has not changed.

With this victory Aston Villa headed the right semi-finals which will be held with the home and away format in the 4 and the upcoming January 18, 2010.