Premier League Roundup

Posted: September 2, 2007 in Barclays Premier League, Soccer

Aston Villa 2 Chelscum 0: YEAH BABY!!! The Scummers finally crashed and burned after 18 unbeaten games in a 2-0 road loss to Aston Villa. Gabby Agbonlahor and debutant Zat Knight scored in the 2nd half as Villa have now won 2 straight games at home. Joe Cole had a nice chance to pull one back in stoppage time, but the shot deflected off the post.

Man United 1 Sunderland 0: Former Red Devil and current Sunderland manager Roy Keane frustrated his old side, but Captain Can’t Finish Louis Saha scored the winner in the 72nd minute, to win it for his squad at Old Trafford. Sunderland had used a 4-5-1 formation, which frustrated United, but they themselves barely had any chances during the game. With the win, United are now 2 points out of 1st place.

Arsenal 3 Portsmouth 1: Is it me, or are they playing better without Jens Lehmann? Not only did they win, they actually scored first at home!

Tottenham 3 Fulham USA 3: A classic England vs. USA match, and it was great that Martin Tyler was the commentator. Clint Dempsey made a big contribution to their 3-1 comeback at Craven Cottage. He scored at the stroke of halftime, and assisted on the 2nd. But the equalizer was a stunner from Diomansy Kamara, in which he bicycle kicked it past Paul Robinson at the 90 minute mark. Sadly, Fulham USA are winless in their last 4 matches.

Newcastle 1 Wigan 0: So Michael Owen could’ve had 4554 goals today, but he settled for the winner in the 86th minute on a header that gave Sam Allardyce his first home win, and the Magpies’ first goal at St. James Park since the 06-07 campaign.

Liverpool 6 Derby 0: Fernando Torres looks like the early MVP of the new year. He scored twice today, as well as Xabi Alonso, who scored on a 45 yard free kick. Derby look done and dusted already.

Middlesbrough 2 Birmingham 0: They’ve lost Yakubu and Mark Viduka. No problem for them so far. They’re an under the radar team to look out for.

Everton 2 Bolton Snoozers 1: Unlucky at the death. Julian Lescott wins it in stoppage time, and Everton get 3 points at the Reebok Stadium. Nicolas Anelka scored for Bolton, while former Boro player Yakubu scored on his Toffee debut.

Blackburn 1 Man City 0: Two losses in a row for Sven and the City side.

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