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2 February 2011

BIRMINGHAM 2 (Zigic 23, Gardner 77 Pen)
MANCHESTER CITY 2 (Tevez 4, Kolarov 41)

Birmingham twice came from behind to earn a useful draw against title hopefuls Man City. The visitors led early as David Silva set up Carlos Tevez to find the net through a crowd of players from a tight angle however Birmingham levelled when David Bentley's drilled free kick was tapped in by Nikola Zigic. City regained the lead before half time when Kolarov curled in a beauty of a free kick however the home side bounced back again after the break when Craig Gardner earned a point from the penalty spot after Patrick Vieira fouled Kevin Phillips.

Attendance : 24,379
Assists : Silva, Bentley, Dzeko (won fk), Phillips (won pen)


BLACKBURN 0
TOTTENHAM 1 (Crouch 3)

Spurs remain on target for another Champions League place as an early goal won them the points at Blackburn. Peter Crouch got the goal as he headed in a cross from Rafael Van Der Vaart.

Attendance : 23,253
Assist : van der Vaart


BLACKPOOL 1 (Adam 42)
WEST HAM 3 (Obinna 24, Keane 37, Obinna 44)


West Ham are only in the drop zone on goal difference after an excellent win at Blackpool. All four goals came in a twenty minute spell in the first half as Victor Obinna collected a pass from Wayne Bridge and although his shot was on target, it should have been saved by keeper Richard Kingson but he somehow managed to palm the ball into the net. The lead was doubled when debutant Robbie Keane volleyed in after Obinna was twice denied by the keeper. Blackpool battled back and pulled a goal back when Charlie Adam, fresh from all the deadline day transfer speculation, found the net direct from a corner despite the presence of a number of players, however within two minutes the Hammers regained their two goal lead as Obinna walloped in a long range effort having been found by Scott Parker.

Attendance : 15,095
Assists : Bridge, Obinna, n/a, Parker


BOLTON 1 (Sturridge 92)
WOLVES 0

Bolton left it very late to see off Wolves, leaving their opponents rock bottom of the table. Debutant sub Daniel Sturridge grabbed the winner three minutes into stoppage time as he slotted home after latching onto a dire underhit backpass from Roland Zubar.

Attendance : 18,944
Assists : n/a


FULHAM 1 (Duff 67)
NEWCASTLE 0

Fulham eased their relegation concerns with a narrow win against Newcastle. Former Toon star Damien Duff, jeered by the away fans all game and who earlier missed two good chances, finally found the net as he was sent clear by Danny Murphy and thumped in the winner.

Attendance : 25,620
Assists : Murphy


LIVERPOOL 2 (Meireles 47, Suarez 79)
STOKE 0

New signing Luis Suarez got off to a scoring start for Liverpool but the Anfield side made hard work of seeing off Stoke. After a goalless first half, Liverpool took the lead when Sotirios Kyrgiakos was tackled but the ball fell to Raul Meireles to fire in. Enter the 23m man Suarez from the subs bench and he started paying off his huge fee when he latched onto Dirk Kuyt's header and found the net after rounding the keeper although Gary Wilkinson almost managed to keep it out.

Attendance : 40,254
Assists : Kyrgiakos, Kuyt


1 February 2011

ARSENAL 2 (Arshavin 70, Koscielny 75)
EVERTON 1 (Saha 24)

Arsenal came from behind to see off Everton and keep up some kind of pressure on Man United at the top. The visitors led in controversial fashion when Seamus Coleman found Louis Saha who, despite being clearly offside, was allowed to play on after a touch on the ball by Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny and fired home. Despite protests and consultations with the linesman, the goal stood. Spurred on by a sense of injustice, the Gunners levelled with twenty minutes to go as a pass from Cesc Fabregas was diverted by Jack Rodwell into the path of Andrey Arshavin who scored with ease and six minutes later the comeback was complete as Koscielny headed in Robin Van Persie's corner.

Attendance : 60,014
Assists : Coleman, Fabregas, RVP


MANCHESTER UNITED 3 (Rooney 1, Rooney 46, Vidic 63)
ASTON VILLA 1 (Bent 58)

Two Wayne Rooney goals saw Man United maintain both their unbeaten record this season and their five point buffer at the top with a comfortable win at home to Aston Villa. Rooney took under a minute to get United started when he controlled a long kick forward by keeper Edwin Van Der Sar before smashing the ball in and he doubled matters in first half stoppage time with a far post finish from Nani's cross. Villa did pull one back when Darren Bent netted from Stuart Downing's cross but within five minutes United clinched matters when Rooney set up the unlikely Nemanja Vidic to curl in a beauty of a third.

Attendance : 75,256
Assists : VDS, Nani, Downing, Rooney


SUNDERLAND 2 (Bardsley 4, Richardson 26)
CHELSEA 4 (Lampard 15 Pen, Kalou 23, Terry 60, Anelka 93)

Chelsea's keep their hopes of a late title surge alive as they came from behind to beat Sunderland in a pulsating game in the North East. Four goals in the opening 26 minutes got the game off to a sparkling start as the hosts led early when Phil Bardsley collected a pass from Steed Malbranque and after a good run, walloped a shot in from the edge of the area. Chelsea didn't take long to turn it around as firstly Ashley Cole was bundled over by Ahmed Elmohamady and Frank Lampard netted from the penalty spot and then Salomon Kalou put the visitors ahead when he latched onto a pass from Nik Anelka to prod past the keeper. Sunderland restored parity inside three minutes as Kieron Richardson thudded a free kick past Petr Cech from 25 yards. Chelsea regained the lead in the second half when Lampard's shot was saved but John Terry followed up with a volley with bounced into the ground before looping in and they clinched the points in stoppage time when Anelka cheekily converted Florent Malouda's cross.

Attendance : 37,855
Assists : Malbranque, Cole (won pen), Anelka, n/a, Lampard, Malouda


WEST BROM 2 (Odemwingie 5, Fortune 79)
WIGAN 2 (N'Zogbia 20, Watson 43)

Honours even in the relegation battle as West Brom and Wigan shared four goals in a cracking game. The hosts led early on as Peter Odemwingie was put through by Jerome Thomas and just got their quickly enough to nudge the ball past the keeper and in. Two set pieces turned the game on it's head as Wigan levelled when Charles N'Zogbia's free kick took a deflection before finding the bottom corner and then just before the interval, Ben Watson's free kick wide on the left drifted across goal, missing everyone and nestled inside the far post. West Brom grabbed a well deserved point late on as Thomas crossed for Marc-Antoine Fortune to head in.

Attendance : 25,358
Assists : Thomas, n/a, n/a, Thomas


26 January 2011

LIVERPOOL 1 (Pantsil 52 og)
FULHAM 0

Attendance : 40,466
Assists : n/a


25 January 2011

BLACKPOOL 2 (Cathcart 15, Campbell 43)
MANCHESTER UNITED 3 (Berbatov 72, Hernandez 74, Berbatov 88)

Attendance : 15,574
Assists : Adam (ck), Adam (ck), Fletcher, Giggs, Scholes


WIGAN 1 (McCarthy 80)
ASTON VILLA 2 (Agbonlahor 49, Young 62 Pen)

Attendance : 16,442
Assists : Cuellar, Young (won pen), N'Zogbia

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