9 March 2011

EVERTON 1 (Heitinga 35)
BIRMINGHAM 1 (Beausejour 17)

Attendance : 33,974
Assists : Mutch, n/a

7 March 2011

BLACKPOOL 1 (Puncheon 86)
CHELSEA 3 (Terry 20, Lampard 63 Pen, Lampard 66)

Chelsea's remote title hopes remain alive after a comfortable win at Blackpool. After a mundane opening, the visitors led when Frank Lampard's corner was headed in powerfully by John Terry. Chelsea took control after the break when Lampard netted from the spot after Ian Evatt had tripped Salomon Kalou and then he scored again within four minutes with a clinical finish after being put through by Kalou. Blackpool grabbed a late consolation when Jason Puncheon converted a pass from James Beattie but they remain in the relegation battle.

Attendance : 15,584
Assists : Lampard (ck), Kalou (won pen), Kalou, Beattie

6 March 2011

LIVERPOOL 3 (Kuyt 34, Kuyt 39, Kuyt 65)
MANCHESTER UNITED 1 (Hernandez 92)

Liverpool tore the title race wide open after a Dirk Kuyt hat trick saw off leaders Man United at Anfield, leaving the visitors three points clear at the top having played a game more than Arsenal. Whilst Kuyt netted all three, he was ably helped by team mate Luis Suarez and the United defence throughout! The opener came when Suarez showed some superb twinkle-toes footwork to bamboozle three United men and cross for Kuyt to tap in from a yard out. Five minutes later the lead was doubled as a Saurez cross should have been cleared however Nani only headed back toward his own goal for Kuyt to nod in number two. Tempers flared before the break after an awful tackle by Jamie Carragher which saw Nani off injured, followed soon afterwards by Rafael clattering into Martin Skrtel, both of which saw fisticuffs and a surprising lack of red cards! Liverpool clinched the win midway through the second half when Kuyt completed his treble with Suarez again heavily involved with a free kick not held by Edwin Van Der Sar, allowing the Dutchman to capitalise. United pulled a late goal back when Javier Hernandez glaned in a Ryan Giggs cross but it was far too little, far too late.

Attendance : 44,753
Assists : Suarez, n/a, n/a, Giggs

WOLVES 3 (Doyle 20, Doyle 40 Pen, Fletcher 87)
TOTTENHAM 3 (Defoe 30, Defoe 35, Pavlyuchenko 48)

Honours even between Wolves and Spurs after they fought out a pulsating six goal thriller which ironically doesn't do either club a lot of good at either end of the table. After a quiet opening, Wolves took the lead when Kevin Doyle glanced in a header from a Nedum Miljas cross however Spurs turned it around with two belters from Jermain Defoe as he levelled with a 25 yard shot which sailed in after being found by Roman Pavlyuchenko and within five minutes he scored again when a pass from Luka Modric was deflected into his path and he hit another scorcher from long range giving the keeper no chance. Amazingly Wolves were back level before the interval when Alan Hutton tugged back Milijas to concede a penalty, converted by Doyle. Three minutes into the second half and Spurs were back ahead with another cracker as Jermaine Jenas found Pavluchenko to drill in from the edge of the area. Wolves thought they'd levelled with ten minutes to go when Richard Stearman bundled the ball in after keeper Heurelho Gomes was challenged for a high ball but after the goal appeared to be given, it was then ruled out for a foul on the keeper which looked harsh. Defoe then should have had a hat trick but thudded a shot against the post with only the keeper to beat and it proved vital as Wolves levelled again with three minutes to go when Matt Jarvis crossed for Steven Fletcher to nod across goal and inside the far post. A cracking advert for the Premier League and a fitting tribute to Dean Richards.

Attendance : 28,669
Assists : Milijas (ck), Pavlyuchenko, n/a, Milijas (won pen), Jenas, Jarvis

5 March 2011


Arsenal missed a golden chance to reduce Man United's lead to just one point after failing to break down Sunderland at the Emirates. They created enough chances as visiting keeper Simon Mignolet saved well from Niklas Bendtner, Andrey Arshavin and a Samir Nasri free kick whilst Arshavin did find the net but it was incorrectly disallowed for offside. Maroune Chamakh also headed against the bar yet Sunderland almost won it late on when Danny Welbeck forced a fingertip save from home keeper Wojciech Szczesny.

Attendance : 60,081
Assists : n/a

BIRMINGHAM 1 (Beausejour 48)
WEST BROM 3 (Mulumbu 47, Morrison 58, Scharner 72)

Attendance : 27,013
Assists : Odemwingie, Bowyer, Reid, Morrison (ck)

BOLTON 3 (Cahill 47, Cahill 75, Klasnic 86)
ASTON VILLA 2 (Bent 15, Albrighton 64)

Superb game at the Reebok as Bolton edged a five goal thriller against Aston Villa. The visitors led when Kyle Walker's cross was converted by Darren Bent but Bolton levelled on half time when former Villa defender Gary Cahil headed in Martin Petrov's corner. Villa started the second half in amazing style as Stuart Downing missed a sitter before his cross was volleyed in by Marc Albrighton. The turning point came when Villa were awarded a penalty when Ashley Young was bundled over by David Wheater however his penalty was easily saved by Jussi Jaaskelainen and it sparked the hosts into life as Cahill netted again with a close range volley after his initial header from Stuart Holden's corner had been saved. Suddenly it was all Bolton and they won it late on when Wheater's header found Ivan Klasnic to turn and fire in.

Attendance : 22,533
Assists : Walker, Petrov (ck), Downing, n/a, n/a

FULHAM 3 (Duff 37, Duff 59, Zamora 89 Pen)
BLACKBURN 2 (Hanley 46, Hoilett 65)

Damien Duff netted twice against his former club as Fulham edged past Blackburn in controversial style. Duff's opener came when he was found by Dickson Etuhu and after cutting inside, his near post effort should have been stopped by keeper Paul Robinson but it found the net via the hand of the keeper. Rovers levelled at the end of the half when Grant Hanley collected the ball after an almighty scramble and his shot took a massive deflection off of the head of Brede Hangelaand to totally wrong foot the keeper. Fulham regained the lead through Duff again as he drilled in a low shot having been found by Moussa Dembele but the visitors levelled again as David Hoilett controlled and converted a hooked cross from Jason Roberts. With time edging away, Hanley was adjudged to have dragged down Aaron Hughes at a corner for a highly contensious penalty, converted easily by Bobby Zamora. At the final whistle, Gael Givet, who'd been subbed late in the game, ran on to argue with the ref and was promptly shown a red card.

Attendance : 25,687
Assists : Etuhu, N'Zonzi, Dembele, Roberts, Hughes (won pen)


Man City remain on the coat tails of Arsenal and Man United at the top with a narrow win over bottom club Wigan. The only goal came after a mazy run and shot from David Silva which keeper Ali Al Habsi should have dealt with someone allowed the ball to squeeze through his hands and in at the near post. City rode their luck late on as Hugo Rodellega shot at the keeper and sub Connor Sammon fizzed a shot across goal and took a coat of paint off of the far post.

Attendance : 44,864
Assist : Yaya Toure

NEWCASTLE 1 (Best 23)
EVERTON 2 (Osman 31, Jagielka 36)

Everton came from behind to record a fine win at Newcastle. The hosts led easily when Leon Best nodded into an empty net after Kevin Nolan's shot was saved but Everton levelled soon afterwards when Mikel Arteta's cross was slotted in by Leon Osman. They won it before the interval as Phil Jagielka headed in a free kick from Leighton Baines which found the net via the bar.

Attendance : 50,128
Assists : n/a, Arteta, Baines (fk)

WEST HAM 3 (Demba Ba 21, Do Costa 29, Hitzlsperger 83)

West Ham move out of the bottom three with a clinical win against Stoke. They led when a through ball from Mark Noble was misjudged by the keeper and bundled in by Demba Ba under pressure from Mark Wilson and they doubled it with an excellent header from Manuel Da Costa from Thomas Hitzlesperger's free kick. Provider turned scorer late on when the German walloped the ball in from 12 yards after Frederic Piquionne's shot was saved.

Attendance : 33,066
Assists : Noble, Hitzlsperger (fk), Piquionne

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