October 26, 2008
Harry RedknappTottenham got their first league win of the season at the ninth attempt as they beat Bolton 2-0 at White Hart Lane Pavlyuchenko and bent on target.Harry Redknapp got his Tottenham reign off to a winning start at White Hart Lane as 10-man Bolton were dispatched.
Roman Pavlyuchenko met David Bentley’s cross with a downward header in off a post (18) before Ledley King cleared Johan Elmander’s effort off the line.
Gavin McCann collected a second yellow card for a foul on Tom Huddlestone (56) and Darren Bent slotted a penalty after Jussi Jaaskelainen clipped him (76).A great start for Harry rednapp this could be the start of good things to come for spurs
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October 25, 2008
Alves thought what was the winner for Middlesbrough towards the end of the game as three points looked all up for grabs but in the 93rd minute blackburn hit back! The biggest talking point of the first half came after 24 minutes. Sanli Tuncay produced an acrobatic overhead kick that found the back of the net, but rather harshly it was ruled out for offside.
Santa Cruz was Blackburn’s biggest threat during the first half and had a number of chances to score, but he constantly found Middlesbrough keeper Ross Turnbull in fine form.The second half was far scrappier with the blustery conditions getting the better of both sides. Blackburn were more dominant in possession and although they didn’t create much in the final third, they looked the more likely to score.
However, against the run of play, the away side took the lead after 74 minutes through Alfonso Alves. The Brazilian effortlessly took down a long ball before taking a touch and hammering it past Paul Robinson.
Blackburn were shellshocked and many of their fans starting heading for the exits as the game moved into injury-time. But they managed to grab an equaliser as McCarthy headed home a Brett Emerton corner
October 25, 2008
Everton battled from a goal down to secure a 1-1 draw against Manchester United at Goodison Park.United took the lead on 21 minutes through Darren Fletcher, Everton levelling terms in the second half through Marouane Fellaini.
The visitors opened the scoring following a bright start from the Toffees, Fletcher shooting through the legs of Tim Howard after a great surging run from midfield.
United could have extended their lead before the break, Ryan Giggs and Wayne Rooney going close, while Ronaldo saw his dipping strike turned around the post by the Toffees keeper.
In an open second half Everton equalised on 64 minutes when Fellaini headed home after meeting Phil Neville’s pinpoint cross.
The Toffees went close to a second moments later as Yakubu latched on to Rio Ferdinand’s short backpass, but saw his shot pushed on to the post by Edwin van der Saar.
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Rooney kisses shirt at Everton fans
October 25, 2008
Surprise package Hull are now level on points with Chelsea and Liverpool at the top after another fine away win.
The first half was an entertaining affair that started with West Brom having the majority of possession. With the crowd firmly behind them, the home side went close through Roman Bednar and Ryan Donk.
Hull started to get back into the game, though, and as well as several long-range efforts from Geovanni, Kamil Zayatte had a great chance to head the ball in from close range – but it went just wide.
The game then became very open and both teams had their chances. Most notably, from Ishmael Miller who forced an excellent save from Boaz Myhill.
This wasn’t to be the case for long in the second period, though, as Hull opened the scoring after 47 minutes. From a Dean Marney corner the ball fell to Zayatte who volleyed in his first goal for the club.
The visitors doubled their lead after 63 minutes through a diving header from Geovanni, before they made it 3-0 just four minutes later. Daniel Cousin flicked a long ball into the path of Marlon King who slid the ball past the helpless Scott Carson.
There was no way back for West Brom after this and the rest of the game went by without them even threatening to get back into the game. An excellent second half display from Hull means they sit joint top of the Premier League.
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