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October 3rd, 2009

Manchester United faced their first draw this season at the hands of Sunderland at Old Trafford. Sunderland opened the scoring in the 7th minute when Bent amazed Foster with his one touch bolt into the bottom left corner of the goal post. Second half saw an attacking United side. In the 51st minute Nani’s cross was curled in by a Berbatov scissor kick. Jones scored in the 58th minute giving back Sunderland their lead.

The match could have easily ended as United’s second loss this season if it was not for Anton Ferdinand’s own goal in the injury time of second half. Portsmouth scored their first points this season with a 0-1 away win over Wolves.

Tottenham Hotspurs came from behind twice in  match against Bolton Wanderers to register a 2-2 away draw. Burnley defeated Birmingham 2-1 in a match where two newly promoted clubs contested. Hull City kept their last week’s 1-6 drubbing  at the hands of Liverpool aside by registering a 2-1 home win over Wigan Athletic.

I don’t remember when was the last time Barelona had a 1-0 win at Camp Nou. Tonight they registered a 1-0 victory over Almeria. Tenerife were defeated 0-1 at home at the hands of Deportivo La Coruna whereas Atletico Madrid registered a 2 – 1 home win against Zaragoza.

Inter Milan were saved from humiliation when Sneijder scored the winner in the last minute of the home match against Udinese and gave the angry fans something to cheer for. The win took Inter to the top of the table with 16 points and a point clear to second placed Sampdoria who play their game tomorrow against Parma at home. Bari drew 0-0 against Catania, much to the home fans frustration as their team was unable to take the maximum points.

Today in Premier League

September 26th, 2009

Cheslea faced defeat for the first time this season at the JJB stadium playing against Wigan Athletic. Wigan opened score in the 16th minute with a header from Bramble. Chelsea equalized two minutes into the second half with a goal from Drogba but Wigan’s attempt to score in the 52nd minute saw Petr Cech bringing Rodallega down in the box. Cech was shown a straight red card which left reserve keeper Hilario with the job of saving the penalty. Rodallega stepped up and took the penalty which he netted comfortably, making the score 2-1.

Chelsea tried attacking, but with a man down there was always a fear of counter attack. Chelsea did not capitalize on the opportunities that came their way and were punished again in 90+2 minutes when Paul Scharner scored, giving Wigan their first win ever against one of the top 4 English clubs.

Manchester United defeated Stoke City 0-2. First half saw United making sloppy passes but soon Ferguson replaced Nani with Giggs which proved to be a master stroke as Giggs helped United to score both the goals. With assists from Giggs in both united goals, Berbatov and O’Shea scored a goal each in the 62nd and 77th minute.

Liverpool defeated Hull at Anfield with a thumping 6-1 lead. Torres took 3, Babel 2 and a goal from Gerrard saw Anfield live with action. 4 goals from Keane saw Spurs defeating Burnley 5-0 at home. Portsmouth continued their losing run as they faced their seventh consecutive defeat this season, this time at the hands of Everton.

Blackburn won against Aston Villa 2-1 in front of home fans. Birmingham and Fulham were not able to capitalize on their home advantage and lost 1-2 to Bolton, and 0-1 to Arsenal respectively.

Big Four through

September 24th, 2009

The renowned big four of the Barclays Premier League are through to the last 16 of the League Cup. Liverpool and Arsenal were already through the previous night, while Manchester United and Chelsea joined them the following tonight.

United were playing newly promoted Wolverhampton Wanderers at Old Trafford in front of 51,000 supporters. Sir Alex Ferguson started the match with a 4-3-3 formation. Macheda, Welback and Owen had been allotted strikers positions. Carrick, Nani and Gibson covered the midfield, and the defense was formed by Neville, Brown, Evans and Fabio and Kuszczak adorned the goalies position.

The win didn’t come easy for United as they were left with 10 men in the 30th minute when Fabio was shown a straight red card for a foul on Kightly. Kightly was running straight towards the United goal post when Fabio came from behind and slipped in front of Kightly. Fabio was then seen bringing Kightly down with his hands and was red carded by referee Peter Walton. Ferguson soon replaced his young striker Macheda with young defender Ritchie De Laet to make the defense strong.

United kept attacking and finally the breakthrough came in the 66th minute with a superb one-two between Welbeck and Owen which saw Welbeck scoring his first goal in his first match this season for the club. The match ended at 1-0 for the home team.

In London, Kalou scored the only goal of the match in the 52nd minute which was enough to see Chelsea through to the next round. Neighbors, Tottenham Hotspurs defeated Preston North End 5-1, and Everton won 4-0 against Hull City. Extra time was needed to decide the result between Fulham and the big spenders of Premier League, Manchester City. The match ended 1-2 to City with Toure scoring the winner in the 111th minute. Villa is through to the next round as they defeated Cardiff City 1-0.

Sunderland v Hull City

September 10th, 2009

Two teams that have made an average start to the current Premier League campaign go head to head at the Stadium of Light on Saturday afternoon, as Sunderland and Hull City fight it out for the three available points.

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With six points to their name, Sunderland have made the more positive start to the season and have notched up two wins from their first four games; losing the other two. They won the first game of the season 1-0 away to Bolton, and followed that up with a 3-1 reversal to Chelsea in their first home game. They had another home encounter in their next game, beating Blackburn 2-1, and followed this up with a 1-0 defeat away to Stoke City. New Sunderland boss Steve Bruce will be more than satisfied with his team’s endeavours so far this season and will be looking to Saturday’s game to add another three points to the teams tally.

Hull City were unfortunate enough to face the Premier League’s two current leaders in their first two games of the season, losing both – 2-1 (rather unluckily) away to Chelsea in the opening game, and then being comprehensively routed 5-1 at home by Tottenham. Since these two defeats though, they have played another two games, securing four points from a victory at home to Bolton and draw away to Wolves last time out.
Both managers realise the value of the three points on offer even at this early stage in the season, so will be demanding noting less than 110% from their respective players.

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Red Devils dampen the Gunners winning streak

August 30th, 2009

The big game of the day saw the Gunners visiting Old Trafford. The match started a little slow as expected, but it was not late for it to pick up pace. In the 39th minute Arshavin was fouled by Fletcher in the penalty area, but referee Dean overlooked and strangely, no one appealed. A minute later, little man from Russia, Arshavin scored past Foster from 25 yards silencing Old Trafford. The second half saw a composed side. In the 59th minute Rooney was fouled by Arsenal keeper Almunia, and awarded a penalty which he conveniently converted making the score 1-1.

5 minutes later Diaby headed in his own net from a Ryan Giggs free kick which saw Old Trafford celebrate. Since that second goal, Arsenal became disorganized and allowed United to counter on many occasions. Berbatov and Nani each should have scored for the kind of chances they got. Later in injury time, Rooney gave away possession, as if he was passing the ball to his own team mate and Persie made the most of that courtesy by scoring a goal.

The goal was disallowed due to its offside status which left a celebrating Wenger furious at the officials. He was later asked to leave the pitch by the fourth official. The match ended 2-1 to Manchester United. The win left the champions at 3rd place in the league table.

Elsewhere in the premier league Blackburn drew 0-0 against West Ham United. Stoke continued their campaign with a win over Sunderland and Wolverhampton drawing 1-1 at home against Hull city.

Wolves v Hull City

August 28th, 2009

Mick McCarthy’s Wolverhampton Wanderers side face Phil Brown’s Hull City on Saturday in a battle of the slow starters. Both teams have only one home win to their names so far this season, and both will be seeing Saturday’s encounter as the ideal match to put things right. Obviously it will be Wolves that begin slight favourites seeing as they are the home team, but both outfits will be fighting all the way for the three points on offer.

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Both teams came through their midweek Carling Cup ties with victories, although Wolves were made to suffer before eventually seeing off Swindon Town 6-5 on penalties. Hull had no such bother at home to Southend, seeing off the Essex seasiders 3-1.

Wolves first league game of the season was at home to Gianfranco Zola’s West Ham side, who went back to London with the three points thanks to a 2-0 victory. Wanderers then travelled to Wigan, seeing off the hosts 1-0, before making the journey to the City of Manchester Stadium last week to face Manchester City’s superstars, losing that one 1-0, albeit after a decent performance.

Hull kicked off their season at Stamford Bridge against Chelsea, only losing to an injury time goal giving Chelsea the 2-1 victory. They then entertained high-flying Tottenham and were thumped 5-1, before hosting Bolton last weekend and winning that game 1-0.
As a consequence of these games, both Wolves and Hull have three points apiece, Wolves occupying fourteenth position in the Premier League table and Hull one place below in fifteenth.

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