September 19, 2009
Another day of great premiership action with plenty of goals and gossip.Burnley hit the top flight of the premiership with a 3-1 win playing sunderland in the early kick off.
David Nugent had a great start with his new team as he scored two goals on his home debut.Burnley continued their fine Premier League form at Turf Moor.
Anton Ferdinand clumsily fouled Wade Elliott and Graham Alexander powered in the penalty, Darren Bent fired in his fifth goal this term season.
Nugent came off the bench to head in a probing Elliott cross before finishing a fine team move, turning three players and curling in .
Aston Villa 2 Portsmouth 0
Portsmouth’s struggles continued as Villa eased to a comfortable win as villa look on the up after a string of wins.
James Milner broke the deadlock from the penalty spot after Nadir Belhadj fouled Stiliyan Petrov and Gabriel Agbonlahor slid to score the second via the inside of the post.
Pompey pressed in the second half but could not find a way through, Stiliyan Petrov and Richard Dunne blocking shots from Kevin-Prince Boateng.
Arsenal 4 Wigan 0
New boy Thomas Vermaelen struck twice as Arsenal cruised to victory.Robin van Persie twice shot wide before his corner was powered in by Vermaelen with Eduardo Da Silva then failing to convert his strike partner’s mishit.
Vermaelen curled home a fine second and, after Eduardo hit a post, his follow-up was deflected in by Emmanuel Eboue. Nicklas Bendtner crossed for Cesc Fabregas to make it a sweet home win for the gunners
Arsenal 4-0 Wigan – Wenger Video
West Ham 2 Liverpool 3
West Ham came from behind twice before Fernando Torres had the final say as it rained goals at upton park
The Spain striker put Liverpool ahead with a superb solo effort , before new signing Alessandro Diamanti levelled for the hosts from the spot .
Dirk Kuyt got the final touch on Steven Gerrard’s goal-bound header only for Carlton Cole to head home on the stroke of half-time.Liverpool picked up the points with torrres on target again with the third and his second on the night.
Bolton 1 Stoke 1
Matt Taylor’s late late penalty earned Bolton a dramatic point.
Stoke went close in the first half when Glenn Whelan’s free-kick was well saved while Ricardo Fuller was booked for falling under Gavin McCann’s challenge.
Dave Kitson broke the deadlock with a calm turn and finish and Zat Knight lashed over when well placed but Danny Collins’ foul on Sam Ricketts allowed Taylor to level matters.Kitson seems to be on fire this season.
Hull 0 Birmingham 1
Garry O’Connor headed Birmingham to a crucial victory at the KC Stadium.
Hull keeper Boaz Myhill saved from new boy Christian Benitez and Andy Dawson denied Barry Ferguson from the rebound, before Jozy Altidore’s mishit allowed the Blues’ Stuart Parnaby to block.Hull now in a spot of trouble but things may change that need to
Myhill made a point-blank save from Lee Bowyer but was powerless when O’Connor met Keith Fahey’s corner . Hull’s Ibrahima Sonko hit the bar late on in the game.
September 18, 2009
How about this for a headbutt then Tom Mitchell gives his all back after some player tries a weak effort on him.This happened in the Dorchester Town Vs Newport county game ouch that must have hurt.
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September 17, 2009
So Michel Platini is at work but now he wants to put in Human eye instead of using Hawk Eye Technology which as we know works very well in tennis and cricket. With the new rule saying the ball has to be 100% over the line. How can you judge that? You don’t know if three millimeters of the ball or half a centimeter was not behind the goal-line.” Would technology be better? Extra officials creates two more people to blame at the end of the day.
Vote below what you think would be best?
September 16, 2009
Arsenal hit back from 2-0 behind to win at Standard Liege, Rangers draw at Stuttgart and Liverpool edge past Debrecen on another busy night of Champions League action.
Liverpool got their Champions League campaign off to a winning start thanks to a sole strike from Dirk Kuyt on a difficult night at anfield.
The Reds dominated for long periods and Kuyt broke the deadlock by prodding home after Fernando Torres’ shot had been parried into his path by Debrecen goalkeeper Vukasin Poleksic.
Steven Gerrard went closest to doubling the lead when his fizzing shot fired inches over the crossbar.Debrecen did have some chances on the night and matched liverpool as they held on to bag the points. (Full video highlights below)
Arsenal stormed back from 2-0 down inside five minutes to win their European opener.
Bad defending allowed Eliaquim Mangala to strikehome from 20 yards and Milan Jovanovic won and converted a penalty , but Nicklas Bendtner’s fine angled drive halved the deficit .
Thomas Vermaelen scrambled home Cesc Fabregas’ free-kick and he and Eduardo Da Silva were denied before the latter turned in Fabregas’ corner
Rangers opened their Champions League campaign with a very good result in Stuttgart thanks to a cracking goal from Bougherra.
Pavel Pogrebniak found the net with a powerfully placed shot on 18 minutes as Rangers were caught out on the break.
Sasa Papac made a mess of a close-range header as Rangers improved dramatically after the interval.
Bougherra romped forward to smash in a wonderful equaliser and Steven Davis went very close hitting the post late on.The Big match of the night was holders Barcelona at the San Siro taking on Mourinho’s Inter Milan ended up in a draw
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