By Kevin Coleman:
PREMIERSHIP ROUND-UP 4/5th NOVEMBER
Liverpool’s weekend ended on a high after close rivals Chelsea and Arsenal both lost today in their home city. London was the place to be on Sunday for all sport fans as West Ham started the day with a great win over Arsenal. A Marlon Harewood goal in the last minute of the game after great work from old foe Teddy Sheringham was the only goal of the game, although a coin allegedly hitting Robin Van Persie on the head, and managers Pardew and Wenger were involved in a heated end after the goal.
Pardew celebrated Harewood’s late winner in what was a heated London derby, and Wenger seemed to take offence to the under pressure Hammers boss’ celebration.
Meanwhile Aston Villa, our victors last week, put two goals past Blackburn, who we drew with a few weeks back, as Gareth Barry
and Juan Pablo Angel got on the scoresheet to keep Martin O’Neill’s side in good form.
The real talking point of the day was the London derby between Chelski and Tottenham after 3 goals, a John Terry red card and a disallowed goal were some of the main points of the match. Claude Makelele put Chelsea into the lead early on before Michael Dawson headed home the equaliser. Didier Drogba found the net also in the first half but beacuse of some tussling in the box was disallowed by our good friend Graham Poll. England starlet Aaron Lennon won the match for Spurs after Irishman Robbie Keane swung in a cross which was to be controlled by Lennon who’s left foot shot went passed the goalie. Terry was then sent off for a second yellow card as Chelsea pushed for an equaliser.
Saturday’s biggest result came at Old Trafford as United beat Harry Redknapp’s Portsmouth 3-0. Louis Saha, Christiano Ronaldo and something Vidic scored the goals as Manure went back to the top of the table.
The evening kick-off between Newcastle and Sheffield United ended in a 1-0 win for the Blades while the three o’ clock kick-offs included wins for Wigan, Charlton, and Watford while the early kick-off saw Fulham beat our neighbours Everton 1-0.
I’m sure all readers know what happened at Anfield as Liverpool went four games unbeaten with a 2-0 win over Reading. After a cross by Gerrard and a knock-down by Crouch, Dirk Kuyt did the easy part by helping himself to the first goal early on. Then, in the second half a Jermaine Pennant corner was headed towards goal by Peter Crouch but was blocked in front of Kuyt again and he hit home in front of the Kop for his second goal.
A Villa 2 0 Blackburn
Tottenham 2 1 Chelsea
West Ham 1 0 Arsenal
Bolton 0 1 Wigan
Charlton 1 0 Man City
Fulham 1 0 Everton
Liverpool 2 0 Reading
Man Utd 3 0 Portsmouth
Newcastle 0 1 Sheff United
Watford 2 0 M’brough