September 25, 2010 | In: Articles
Premier League Roundup
Man City 1 Chelsea 0
After handing Chelsea the title yesterday, Roberto Mancini watched his Manchester City side promptly snatch it away again as Carlos Tevez’s second-half strike ended the champions’ 100% record.
In a tactical battle with defences largely on top throughout, Tevez’s moment of inspiration just before the hour proved to be decisive.
Chelsea were unable to halt the South American’s burst from halfway and he found the perfect finish too, through Ashley Cole’s legs and in off the post.
Arsenal 2 West Brom 3
West Brom destroyed Arsenal’s chance to close the gap on Chelsea at the top of the Barclays Premier League with a thrilling victory over the Gunners at the Emirates.
Three second-half goals from Peter Odemwingie, Gonzalo Jara and former Arsenal player Jerome Thomas put Albion in front before Samir Nasri scored two late goals for Arsene Wenger’s side.
Birmingham 0 Wigan 0
Birmingham created a slice of club history but Cameron Jerome’s failings in front of goal meant they had to settle for a goalless draw against Wigan at St Andrew’s.
An afternoon of frustration for Blues was compounded when top scorer Craig Gardner was shown a straight red card for a lunge at Franco Di Santo in the last minute.
Blackpool 1 Blackburn 2
Brett Emerton grabbed a last-gasp winner as Blackburn snatched victory in a compelling Lancashire derby at Blackpool this afternoon.
The Australian struck four minutes into injury time after Blackpool substitute Matt Phillips thought he had earned a point with an 87th-minute equaliser at Bloomfield Road.
Blackburn had led since the 20th minute of the Barclays Premier League encounter when the otherwise excellent Charlie Adam inexplicably headed into his own net.
Fulham 0 Everton 0
Everton sank to the foot of the Barclays Premier League to complete a miserable week for manager David Moyes.
The Toffees were held to a drab draw at Craven Cottage but despite securing a point, they propped up the table after West Ham beat Tottenham.
Having crashed out of the Carling Cup with a midweek defeat at Brentford, they must now wait at least another week to claim their first Premier League win of the season.
Liverpool 2 Sunderland 2
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard once again came to his side’s rescue but it was referee Stuart Attwell at the centre of attention with an erratic display in Sunderland’s 2-2 draw at Anfield.
The official, who awarded the infamous “ghost goal” in the Championship two years ago, allowed Dirk Kuyt’s opening strike to count after ruling Michael Turner had taken a free-kick when he appeared to roll it back to goalkeeper Simon Mignolet.
Darren Bent hit back with a penalty and a header either side of half-time before Gerrard nodded in Fernando Torres’ near-post cross to salvage a point.
West Ham 1 Tottenham 0
Frederic Piquionne scored the goal which saw Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp suffer his first defeat against former club West Ham as a manager.
Piquionne’s first-half header also gave West Ham their first league win of the season in a thrilling London derby at Upton Park.
It was no more than West Ham deserved as they showed the grit and determination which manager Avram Grant will need to see more of if they are to avoid relegation this season.