This weekend Barclays Premier League was one of the most difficult football fixture i experienced so far this year. First all the table haven’t really changed with Chelsea still on top followed by Arsenal and Manchester United.
We’ll start with Arsenal vs Sunderland which ended in dramatic fashion. But with a man down for Arsenal earlier in the second half, i must admit they hold they line just perfectly.You couldn’t even tell they were playing with ten men as they still dominated the game. But a last second holler in the dying minutes allowed Darren Bent to punish the gunners and made me have a quiet bizarre Saturday. The game ended with the score at 1-1 plus a missed penalty in the last 10mns by Tomas Rosicky. I was left frustrated and I could have feel Wenger‘s pain but that’s football.
Elsewhere, Chelsea dominated new Premier League promoted Blackpool with the final score at 4-0, all scored in the first half. It could have been 8 if captain of the day Didier Drogba had fancy another hat trick but it wasn’t to be and Kalou, Malouda helped him finish the job. Drogba made signs of a man who cannot stop to get brilliant while getting older. Drogba’s passing and skills were second to none, he was just outstanding. The referee stopped Blackpool’s pain by stopping the game while Chelsea could have have a last minute penalty when Drogba was fooled in the box. Its 5 out of 5 for the Champions and they look unstoppable.
Manchester United and Liverpool showed they could still entertain the crowed with a thriller 3-2 score line and a hat trick from the rejuvenate Berbatov. Manchester United totally dominated the game but allowed El nino to earn a penalty when Evans fell for his trickery. Steven Gerrard scored both Liverpool goals but 10mns from time, Berbatov stole the show by grabbing his third goal and join Arsenal on equal point. With the performance Liverpool set in the entire game, I don’t see Roy Hodgson keeping the Liverpool hot seat until the new year. Anyone for a bet?
New Champions League comers Tottenham hotSpur came from a goal behind to win the game 3-1 against a stubborn Wolverhampton team. With the depth in quality they have on the bench, they should be looking for 2nd spot this year. Players like Van Der Vaart, Pavlyuchenko and Bale might to to hard to swallow when Arsenal will meet Tottenham tonight in the Carling Cup.
Manchester City made sure they progress consistently by winning their game 2-0 with Tevez stealing the show as usual. Ex Arsenal player, Emmanuel Adebayor were caught in a row with manager Roberto Mancini for faking an injury and wasn’t even consider on the bench. This team will sink soon, very soon. Regarding the other games, i really can’t be bothered to talk about them. I am still shocked of the Arsenal draw’s as it was a chance for them to reach first spot for a day at least. Let’s hope tonight will be a better day for the Gunners.
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