7 November 2010

NEWCASTLE 1 (Carroll 45)

Newcastle's recent good run continued as they recorded a fine win at Arsenal. The only goal came on half time as a free kick in midfield from Joey Barton was hoisted into the area, tempting keeper Lukasz Fabianski a long way off of his line only to be beaten to the high ball by Andy Carroll to nod it into the net. Arsenal were reduced to ten men in stoppage time when Laurent Koscielny was shown a straight red for hauling back Nile Ranger as he looked to burst into the area.

Attendance : 60,059
Red Card : Koscielny 92 (Arsenal)
Assists : Barton (fk)

MANCHESTER CITY 2 (Balotelli 20, Balotelli 26)

Man City move into fourth after a win at West Brom, clinched with a first half brace from Mario Balotelli who was later sent off. Carlos Tevez, back from injury, crossed for Balotelli to slide in the opener and minutes later he drilled in a clipped through ball from David Silva. Just after the hour he blotted his copy book when he kicked out at Youssuf Mulumbu and, although he'd already been booked, was shown a straight red card. For his part, Mulumbu was booked and he then saw red, via a second yellow, for a late challenge on Tevez.

Attendance : 23,013
Red Cards : Balotelli 63 (Manchester City), Mulumbu 82 (West Brom)
Assists : Toure, Tevez

LIVERPOOL 2 (Torres 11, Torres 44)

Liverpool's revival continued in style as they swept aside league leaders Chelsea thanks to two first half goals from Fernando Torres. Dirk Kuyt set up the opener with a chipped pass which Torres controlled well before clipping past the advancing Petr Cech. The lead was doubled when Raul Meireles found Torres wide and he cut in from the left and curled a beauty with Cech left standing.

Attendance : 44,238
Assists : Kuyt, Meireles

6 November 2010

BIRMINGHAM 2 (Jerome 64, Ridgewell 73)
WEST HAM 2 (Behrami 58, Piquionne 48)

West Ham stay bottom after blowing a two goal lead at Birmingham. After a goalless first half, the visitors tore into a seemingly commanding lead when Luis Boa Morte set up Frederic Piquionne to drill in the opener and then Valon Behrami ended a good move with a thumping shot from the edge of the area after being found by Carlton Cole. Victor Obinna then hit the bar for the Hammers before the hosts stormed back as Cameron Jerome converted a Nikola Zigic knock down and then Liam Ridgewell levelled it up after Sebastien Larsson's free kick was saved.

Attendance : 26,474
Assists : Boa Morte, Cole, Zigic, n/a

BLACKBURN 2 (Pedersen 58 fk, Roberts 67)
WIGAN 1 (N'Zogbia 74)

Wigan replace Blackburn in the drop zone after slumping to defeat at Ewood. Rovers went ahead just before the hour when Morten Gamst Pedersen scored with a superb free kick from the right edge of the area and they doubled it as Jason Roberts slotted in a cross from Brett Emerton. Wigan grabbed a consolation with another fine free kick as Charles N'Zogbia netted from 25 yards via the post.

Attendance : 24,413
Assists : Emerton (won fk), Emerton, Gomez (won fk)

BLACKPOOL 2 (Eardley 10 fk, Vaughan 48)
EVERTON 2 (Cahill 13, Coleman 50)

Everton twice came from behind at Blackpool to denied their hosts their second home win in a week. Blackpool led early when Neil Eardley found the net with an excellent free kick however within three minutes Everton levelled when Tim Cahill headed in Yakubu's cross. It was like Groundhog Day after the break as the hosts regained the lead when David Vaughan netted at the second attempt after a goalmouth scramble however Everton again bounced back almost instantly when Seamus Coleman took advantage of a poor header from Stephen Crainey to score although keeper Matt Gilkes will be disappointed that he didn't keep the shot out. Blackpool felt they'd won it late on but Marlon Harewood's shot was disallowed, presumably for a push as he was well onside.

Attendance : 16,094
Assists : Adam (won fk), Yakubu, n/a, n/a

BOLTON 4 (Davies 13, Steinsson 56, Davies 76 Pen, Petrov 94)
TOTTENHAM 2 (Hutton 79, Pavlyuchenko 87)

Bolton leap above Spurs on goal difference after surviving a late revival when the visitors almost wiped out a three goal lead. Bolton led at the interval when Matt Taylor sent an offside looking Kevin Davies clear and he drilled a low shot into the corner. They doubled the lead after half time as Gretar Steinsson converted Johan Elmander's cut back. The fun all began in the last quarter of an hour as Bolton added a third with a Davies penalty after Benoit Assou-Ekotto had barged Chung-Yong Lee over. Spurs then battled back when Alan Hutton was found by Tom Huddlestone and curled in a beauty after cutting in from the right and they reduced the deficit even further when Roman Pavlyuchenko crashed home a fantastic volley from a tight angle after Gareth Bale's free kick was nodded clear. Spurs pressed for an unlikely leveller but it was the hosts who added to their tally in the last minute when Martin Petrov latched onto a flicked header on from Davies to wrap it up.

Attendance : 20,255
Assists : Taylor, n/a, Lee (won pen), Huddlestone, n/a, Davies

FULHAM 1 (Hangeland 95)
ASTON VILLA 1 (Albrighton 41)

Fulham rescued a point at home to Aston Villa but they could hardly have left it any later. Villa lead when Marc Albrighton celebrated his new contract with a goal as he collected a long pass from fellow academy graduate Barry Bannan to cut inside and fire in. Fulham levelled in the fifth minute of stoppage time when Brede Hangeland headed in Danny Murphy's free kick.

Attendance : 23,654
Assists : Bannan, Murphy (fk)

MANCHESTER UNITED 2 (Park 45, Park 93)
WOLVES 1 (Ebanks-Blake 66)

A goal at the end of each half from Ji-Sung Park gave Man United a narrow, and largely undeserved, win against Wolves. They opened the scoring when Park converted Darren Fletcher's pass from just inside the area. Wolves equaliser was well deserved and came midway through the second half as Sylvain Ebanks-Blake scored from close range after Nenad Milijas had shot weakly toward goal. United clinched the win late on as Park played their 'Get Out Of Jail Free' card as he cut in from the right and fired inside the post having been found by Fletcher again.

Attendance : 75,285
Assists : Fletcher, Milijas, Fletcher

SUNDERLAND 2 (Gyan 9, Gyan 86)

Fun and games at the Stadium of Light as a goal in each half from Asamoah Gyan gave Sunderland a win over Stoke but the visitors were furious over a second half 'goal' which was ruled out. Gyan's first was a close range tap in after John Mensah's shot was saved and the lead should have been doubled when Gyan was hauled back by Jon Walters but Steed Malbranque's weak penalty was easily kept out by Asmir Begovic. Stoke were upset when former Sunderland man Kenwyne Jones saw his header cleared off the line by Lee Cattermole however they felt that it was over the line AND kept out by the hand of the defender but after a chat with the linesman, another corner was awarded. Stoke were they reduced to ten men when Ryan Shawcross was shown a second yellow card for a foul on Danny Wellbeck before Gyan added his second with a fine shot after Kieron Richardson's cross was half cleared.

Attendance : 36,541
Red Card : Shawcross 83 (Stoke)
Assists : n/a, n/a

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