8 March 2010

WIGAN 1 (Rodallega 35)

Wigan moved four points clear of the drop zone after an excellent win against Liverpool who remain in sixth. The only goal came late in the first half as Dirk Kuyt's poor pass found Emerson Boyce who sent in a fine cross for Hugo Rodallega to tap home.

Attendance : 17,427
Assist : Boyce

7 March 2010

EVERTON 5 (Arteta 17, Arteta 39, Garcia 51 og, Donovan 82, Rodwell 86)
HULL 1 (Carney 32)

Everton kept their European hopes alive as they blitzed Hull at Goodison leaving the Humberside club in the bottom three. Mikel Arteta was the star performer for the hosts as he put them ahead when Yakubu - who hit the post early on - crossed for him to volley in at the far post. The lead should have been doubled but Yakubu's penalty was well saved by Boaz Myhill after he'd been clattered from behind by Kamil Zayatte. Hull then levelled when Jimmy Bullard's free kick was cleared to Tom Cairney who took a touch and then sent a superb volley across goal and inside the far post but within six minutes, Arteta struck again with a side footed finish from Steven Pienaar's back heel. After the break Everton took control as Arteta's cross looped over Myhill and Richard Garcia headed into his own net from almost on his own line. More followed late as American loanee Landon Donovan added a fourth with a stinging finish at the far post from a cross by Leighton Baines before Jack Rodwell wrapped it up with another crisp finish as Donovan turned provider.

Attendance : 34,682
Assists : Yakubu, n/a, Pienaar, n/a, n/a, Donovan

6 March 2010

ARSENAL 3 (Fabregas 34 , Walcott 60, Arshavin 94)
BURNLEY 1 (Nugent 50)

Arsenal move level on points with Chelsea after seeing off Burnley at the Emirates. They took over half an hour of domination to break through when Samir Nasri scooped the ball over the defence for Cesc Fabregas to run onto and side foot in first time. Nicklas Bendtner missed a couple of glorious chances before Burnley levelled early in the second half as David Nugent latched onto a header by Leon Cort to lob the ball over the keeper and in. The hosts regained the lead as Bendtner found Theo Walcott who cut in from the right to slot inside the far post and they clinched it in stoppage time when Eduardo set up Andrey Arshavin to drill in the third.

Attendance : 60,043
Assists : Nasri, Cort, Bendtner, Eduardo (ck)

WEST HAM 1 (Diamanti 88)
BOLTON 2 (Davies 10, Wilshere 16)

Bolton move above West Ham in the dogfight at the bottom after narrowing clinching a vital win at Upton Park. The visitors were off to a flyer with two early goals as Kevin Davies sent a superb header in from Chung-Yong Lee's cross and then Jack Wilshere doubled the lead with a close range volley from Tamir Cohen's header. Bolton were reduced to ten men in the second half when Cohen collected a second yellow for a challenge on Scott Parker and although the Hammers netted late on when Alessandro Diamanti curled in a beauty after Jonathon Spector's cross was only half cleared but they couldn't find an equaliser.

Attendance : 33,824
Assists : Lee, Cohen, n/a


Man United move two points clear at the top after a late Paul Scholes goal beat Wolves. Scholes' strike - his 100th Premier League goal - came after a cross by Nani was half cleared to him and he made space before finding the bottom corner.

Attendance : 28,883
Assists : n/a

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