December 30, 2008
Kamil Zayatte‘s own goal with just two minutes of normal time remaining means that Villa enter 2009 behind third-placed Manchester United on goal difference, with both sides on 38 points, three more than fifth-placed Arsenal. however, defending champions United have two games in hand on the teams around them.
The Guinea defender stretched out a leg to try and stop James Milner‘s cross making its way to Gabriel Agbonlahor, but he succeeded only in turning it past goalkeeper Boaz Myhill.
There was more drama in the final moments when referee Steve Bennett awarded the home side a penalty before changing his mind after consulting the linesman sent the hull players and fans wild.
Villa go home very happy and end the year in fourth place in the Premier League
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December 29, 2008
England footballer Steven Gerrard has been charged with assault and affray following an alleged nightclub brawl Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard was arrested following an alleged assault in the early hours of Monday morning. The England midfielder was in custody after officers were called to an incident in Bold Street, Southport, at about 2.30am.
He was at the restaurant and bar – which turns into a nightclub – with friends to celebrate Liverpool’s 5-1 victory over Newcastle United.
Merseyside Police said the 28-year-old and five other men were arrested on suspicion of assault
A police spokesman said: “Merseyside Police is investigating an assault that took place in the early hours of Monday December 29 on Bold Street in Southport.
“At around 2.30am officers attended a disturbance at a licensed premises on Bold Street.
“Six men were arrested on suspicion of section 20 assault on Lord Street.
“The men, four aged 33, 31, 29 and 19, who all come from the Huyton area, a 28-year-old man from Formby and an 18-year-old man from Litherland remain in police custody.
The venue’s DJ, a 34-year-old local man, received hospital treatment after suffering facial injuries.
Gerrard, 28, was released from Southport police station early this morning 30/12/2008
A police statement said: “Merseyside Police has charged Steven Gerrard, 28, of Formby, John Doran, 29, and Ian Smith, 19, both from Huyton, Liverpool, with assault occasioning actual bodily harm and affray, following an incident at Bold Street in Southport.
“The three men will appear at North Sefton magistrates court on January 23.”
Gerrard and the two other men have been bailed. Three other men arrested in connection with the incident were released on police bail pending further inquiries.
Gerrard had earlier scored twice for Liverpool as the Premier League leaders rounded off 2008 with a 5-1 victory at Newcastle United
December 29, 2008
Manchester United got the win tonight the only goal of the game coming from Dimitar Ivanov Berbatov.The world champions where being frustrated most of the night on there domestic return at home but Berbatov got the killer strike which gave the reds the full 3 points. united now have 2 games in hand to come to catch up the leading pack and close the gap on leaders liverpool.The game was open with allot of chance, Middlesbrough hit the bar in the last minute but was offside.Full report and Highlights to come
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December 28, 2008
Robinho scored deep in to injury-time as Manchester City came from two goals down to draw 2-2 at Blackburn Rovers in the Premier League.Robinho completed a stunning Manchester City comeback in stoppage time to deny Blackburn a vital home victory.
Benni McCarthy gave Rovers the lead from Jason Roberts’s turn , before Roberts turned poacher when he headed in Christopher Samba’s flick on .
Daniel Sturridge struck to make Rovers sweat and the substitute then provided a killer pass from the right, allowing Robinho to finish coolly .
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