6 December 2010

LIVERPOOL 3 (N'Gog 14, Babel 16, Rodriguez 55)

Liverpool swept aside Aston Villa at Anfield with a comfortable win to move them into eighth. Liverpool burst into life with two goals in as many minutes as a corner was nodded back across goal by Martin Skrtel and headed in superbly by a diving David N'Gog. Within a minute of the restart, Villa lost possession resulting in Lucas clipping the ball forward and an offside looking Ryan Babel who held off his man to volley across goal and inside the far post. After the break, Villa looked better initially but a third Liverpool goal wasn't long in coming as N'Gog found space on the right and his neat pass found Maxi Rodriguez to fire the ball into the far corner.

Attendance : 39,079
Assists : Skrtel, Lucas, N'Gog

5 December 2010

WEST BROM 3 (Tchoyi 32, Odemwingie 71, Odemwingie 89)
NEWCASTLE 1 (Lovenkrands 92)

West Brom moved up to eighth with a fine home win against Newcastle. They led at the break when Chris Brunt found Somen Tchoyi on the edge of the area and having made space, he curled a beauty inside the far post. They doubled it when Danny Guthrie miss-kicked in midfield and gifted the ball to Peter Odemwingie who simply drove at the defence and just as it looked as he had blown the chance, he found a low shot into the bottom corner. With time edging away, Odemwingie did it again as he was sent through by a long ball from Marek Cech, rounded the keeper and fired in despite best effort of the man on the line. Newcastle did grab a late consolation when Peter Lovenkrands scored from a yard out after Andy Carroll's effort was saved.

Attendance : 23,486
Assists : Brunt, n/a, Cech, n/a

SUNDERLAND 1 (Henderson 34)

West Ham return to the foot of the table after a narrow defeat at Sunderland who go seventh. The only goal came in the first half as Asamoah Gyan crossed for Jordan Henderson to sweep the ball home.

Attendance : 36,940
Assist : Gyan

4 December 2010

ARSENAL 2 (Nasri 14, Nasri 75)
FULHAM 1 (Kamara 30)

Arsenal go top, albeit courtesy of Chelsea slipping up and Man United not playing, after a brace from Samir Nasri saw off Fulham. Nasri's first came when he collected a pass from Andrey Arshavin in the area, waltzed past two defenders before walloping the ball past the keeper and a player on the line. To their credit, Fulham recovered and levelled on the half hour after Laurent Koscielny and Sebastian Squillaci ran into each other, paving the way for Clint Dempsey to find Diomansy Kamara who slotted a lovely shot into the net. Arsenal collected a deserved win late on as Nasri struck again as he repeated his earlier dribble through the defence, rounded the keeper and netted from a tight angle after he'd been set up by Robin Van Persie.

Attendance : 60,049
Assists : Arshavin, Dempsey, RVP

BIRMINGHAM 1 (Gardner 81)
TOTTENHAM 1 (Bassong 19)

Spurs lost ground on the top four after conceding a late equaliser at Birmingham. Things were looking good for the London side when Sebastien Bassong thumped in from close range after Gareth Bale's free kick had keeper Ben Foster in trouble, however with nine minutes to go, Craig Gardner nodded in after Nikola Zigic had headed the ball across goal.

Attendance : 25,770
Assists : n/a, Zigic

BLACKBURN 3 (Dunn 29, Emerton 43, Nelsen 55)

Blackburn recovered from their seven goal humiliation last week as they swept aside Wolves who go bottom. Wolves actually began well with two efforts against the post and then the bar inside five seconds. Blackburn grabbed the opener came when David Dunn nodded in Ryan Nelsen's header, although Kevin Doyle did his best to scramble it off the line and before the interval they doubled it as Jason Roberts found Brett Emerton to arrow a shot past the keeper. The third came early in the second half as Nelsen got in on the act with a simple tap in from Morten Gamst Pedersen's free kick.

Attendance : 22,314
Assists : Nelsen, Roberts, Pedersen

CHELSEA 1 (Drogba 42 Pen)
EVERTON 1 (Beckford 86)

Chelsea wasted a golden chance to go top after being denied a win by a late Everton equaliser. The hosts led after Phil Neville's underhit backpass was collected by Nik Anelka who was then clattered by keeper Tim Howard who was lucky to escape with only a booking. Didier Drogba drilled home the spot kick. Enter sub Jermaine Beckford to find a late leveller as he nodded in a header from Tim Cahill.

Attendance : 41,642
Assists : Anelka (won pen), Cahill


Man City saw off Bolton in a pulsating encounter at Eastlands. The only goal came early as Carlos Tevez finished well having been sent clear by Yaya Toure. They were made to sweat at the end after Aleksandar Kolarov was shown a second yellow card for a dopey challenge on Sam Ricketts.

Attendance : 46,860
Red Card : Kolarov 79 (Manchester City)
Assist : Yaya Toure

WIGAN 2 (Collins 30 og, Cleverly 40)
STOKE 2 (Huth 18, Etherington 31)

A real game on two halves at the DW Stadium as Wigan and Stoke shared four goals. All the goals came in 22 first half minutes, starting with Robert Huth's free kick which deflected off the wall and wrong footed the keeper. Wigan levelled as Danny Collins diverted a Ben Watson free kick into his own net however almost straight from the restart, Stoke regained the lead when Matt Etherington fired in Ricardo Fuller's cross. Hendry Thomas missed a sitter for Wigan before they levelled again before the interval as Tom Cheverly's shot took another deflection to aid it's progress into the net. Charles N'Zogbia's shot was tipped onto the post late on for the hosts but it ended level.

Attendance : 15,100
Assists : n/a, n/a, Whitehead, n/a

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