Well, this weekend was a busy one for me, but I decided I was going back to the good old days when I watched every single premiership game over the weekend. And I did just that. Every minute was worth it, the big guns had a tough time this week and some results were shocking. Let’s go.
Man City 1 – Chelsea 0: Early kick off. I was stuck in Anthony Village, so I had to find the closest Beer Parlour (yep, they still exist) to see the game. Another great goal by Tevez (who scored his 6th goal in the last 5 games against Chelsea) from outside the box. Chelsea’s first real test against a strong side and they were nowhere to be found. Two defeats within four days for Chelsea who were without starter Frank Lampard. Man City move up to 4th place.
Liverpool 2 – Sunderland 2: Can Darren Bent stop scoring? A wonderful header in the 48th minute by the England International put Sunderland ahead before Steve G redeemed the game for Liverpool in the 64th minute. Liverpool’s problems continue.
West Ham 1- Tottenham 0: West Ham moved off the bottom of the table thanks to Piquionne’s header in the 29th minute of the game. Tottenham was not impressive at all. Nigeria’s Obinna Nsofor was on point, forcing a save from Cudicini. Avram Grant is bringing back energy into this West Ham team.
Fulham 0 – Everton 0: Watched this game later during the day as a delayed match. Boring as hell, I was on twitter all through the game. Great effort by Yakubu in the second half though. Everton drops to last place on the table with just 3 points from 6 games.
Arsenal 2 – West Brom 3: Everyone had expected Arsenal to win this one. Chelsea had dropped points earlier in the day and it was meant to have been smooth sailing for Arsenal. West Brom had other plans though, stunning Arsenal with 3 unreplied goals early in the second half. I watched this game at NEXT salon in Yaba and the stupid barber (an Arsenal fan) cut me while trying to shape my beard. Arsenal replied with 2 goals from Nasri, but it was too late. West Brom deserved a victory. Points taken from the game: Nigerian star Peter Odemwingie is definitely a world-class player.
Blackpool 1 – Blackburn 2: Many soccer fans will know this phrase: “last minute goal dey pain”. Blackburn earned a win thanks to Brett Emerton’s goal in injury time. A though defeat for Blackpool who played surprisingly well during the second half of the game. Points taken from the game: England always produce youngsters, Blackpool’s 19 year old Matt Phillips was impressive despite coming in as a substitute.
Birmingham 0 – Wigan 0: The only thing I can pick from this game is that Birmingham players are known for rough tackles. Craig Gardner was shown a straight red for a clumsy tackle on Wigan’s Di Santo. Di Santo had to leave the game thanks to that challenge. Other teams should target these Birmingham players…Just my thoughts.
Bolton 2 – Man Utd 2: Bolton was out to destroy Man Utd from the very start. An early goal proved just that. Petrov and Elmander played very well during the game and many thought United was going home without a point until Michael Owen saved United from defeat with a crafty header in the 74th minute. Bad news for Manchester United fans: Wayne Rooney is out with an ankle injury.
Wolverhampton 1 – Aston Villa 2: For me, Emile Hesky’s goal was goal of the week. A superb header in the 88th minute to gain 3 points for his team. Gerard Houllier’s first game with Aston villa ends with a win…Let’s see how this goes.
Newcastle 1 – Stoke 2: Stoke City has really impressed me; a second half comeback showed they mean business this season. Watch out for players such as Fuller, Gudjohnsen and Jones.
Till next week.
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