Barclays Premier League: October 29 — Results Roundup

Everton vs Manchester United. Chelsea vs Arsenal. Can you ask for a better start to any weekend? Plenty of talking points, lots of thrilling moments and certainly a lot of goals to talk about today as an entertaining Saturday comes to an end. All the scores of today’s matches are after the break: Continue reading “Barclays Premier League: October 29 — Results Roundup”

Barclays Premier League: October 16 — Results Roundup

Following on from where we left on Saturday, today’s footballing action in the premier league was exciting too with some good matches played today. Arsenal left it late to win a thrilling encounter with Sunderland 2-1 at the Emirates while Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur shared the points in an entertaining 2-2 draw. In another match, West Bromwich Albion beat Wolverhampton Wanderers comfortably at home with the scoreline 2-0.

Sunday, 16 October 2011


Van Persie (1, 82)

(HT 1-1)

Larsson (31)


Song (57)
Koscielny (63)
Van Persie (83)


Vaughan (52)
Larsson (55)
Brown (61)


Ba (48)
Sh Ameobi (86)

(HT 0-1)

Van der Vaart (pen 40)
Defoe (68)


Tiote (79)


Parker (75)
Modric (90+1)

West Brom

Brunt (8)
Odemwingie (75)

(HT 1-0)



Berra (25)

Here’s how the table looks now after this round of matches:

Premier League table
Sunday, 16 October 2011 17:56 UK

1 Man City 8 21 22
2 Man Utd 8 19 20
3 Chelsea 8 11 19
4 Newcastle 8 5 16

5 Liverpool 8 2 14

6 Tottenham 7 1 13
7 Stoke 8 -2 12
8 Aston Villa 8 1 11
9 Norwich 8 -1 11
10 Arsenal 8 -5 10
11 QPR 8 -8 9
12 West Brom 8 -3 8
13 Swansea 8 -5 8
14 Fulham 8 1 7
15 Everton 7 -4 7
16 Wolves 8 -6 7
17 Sunderland 8 0 6

18 Bolton 8 -10 6
19 Wigan 8 -8 5
20 Blackburn 8 -9 5

As always, via BBC!

Barclays Premier League: 2nd October — Results Roundup

Continuing from where we left yesterday, today too saw a lot of goals being scored in the Barclays Premier League along with an entertaining North London derby that ended in the home team’s favor. So who won against whom and who scored those goals? Lets find out.. Continue reading “Barclays Premier League: 2nd October — Results Roundup”

Barclays Premier League: 24th September — Results Roundup

There were 8 matches played today in the Barclays Premier League (BPL/EPL), with the last match of the day, played between Stoke City and Manchester United, just concluding. It was an exciting, end-to-end match with both sides have their moments. In the end they both cancelled each other out as the match ended in a 1-1 draw. Nani scored for the Reds and Crouch scored for the Potters. This was Stoke’s first ever point against MU as the champions dropped their first point of the season.

Here are the other results from the day’s action:

Saturday, 24 September 2011


Van Persie (46, 71)
Song (89)

(HT 0-0)



Steinsson (58)

Sent off:

Wheater (55)


Torres (29)
Ramires (36, 76)
Drogba (90+4)

(HT 2-0)

Williams (86)


Mata (33)
Cole (86)
Mikel (90+4)


Dyer (54)
Monk (76)
Taylor (89)

Sent off:

Torres (39)


Johnson (og 11)
Suarez (38)

(HT 2-0)

Fletcher (49)


Lucas (34)
Carroll (57)
Kelly (67)


O’Hara (4)
Henry (32)
Ward (39)
Hunt (42)

Man City

Balotelli (68)
Milner (89)

(HT 0-0)



Y Toure (31)


Rodwell (20)
Neville (25)
Osman (30)
Cahill (63)
Jagielka (87)


Ba (27, 30, 54)

(HT 2-1)

Hoilett (37)


Lowe (57)
Nzonzi (59)
Olsson (55)
Salgado (90+5)

Sent off:

Olsson (69)

West Brom


(HT 0-0)



Hangeland (50)
Grygera (60)
Baird (66)


Diame (50)

(HT 0-2)

Van der Vaart (3)
Bale (23)


Gohouri (26)
McCarthy (71)
Sammon (76)


Adebayor (90+3)

Sent off:

Gohouri (63)

There are 2 more fixtures to be played this game-week. They are:

Sunday, 25 September 2011

QPR v Aston Villa, 16:00

Monday, 26 September 2011
Norwich v Sunderland, 20:00

Whats wrong at the Northern Part of London?

It was a very sad Sunday in the North of London yesterday as both the Manchester sides thrashed their North London rivals. Manchester City rocked White Hart Lane by beating their Champions League qualification rivals of last year by 5 goals to 1. Edin Dzeko went home with 4 cracking goals to his name.

Over to Old Trafford and it was Manchester United who thrashed their arch rivals Arsenal by 8 goals to 2. That was some beating.

North London was in humilation and embarrasement. Both the Manchester rivals showed what they are made up of and sent an early warning to all the other teams in the premier league.

Coming to their rivals, Chelsea have amassed 7 points out of the possible 9. Liverpool has also started well as they too are with 7 points out of their 3 games. The only two arguable title contenders that are left out behind are the two North London clubs: Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal. So, what’s wrong with these two sides?

Lack of new faces?

Arsenal have already lost their two big name players, Samir Nasri and Francesc Fabregas this season to Manchester City and Barcelona respectively. They have still failed to sign any replacements for them. They have brought in only  major signing that is Gervinho who was sent off on the opening day against Newcastle United.

Meanwhile, Tottenham have brought in a replacement for the blunder-man Huerelho Gomes in the form of 41 year old goalkeeper Brad Fridel. They also last week announced the signing on Emmanuel Adebayor on loan. He couldn’t play yesterday because he was not legible for the game as his parent club is Manchester City. But still Harry Redknapp will think he’s not done yet. Maybe Spurs need a replacement for their injury-prone defender Jonathan Woodgate who signed for Stoke City recently. Apart from that, he also needs to sort the ongoing saga surrounding star player Luka Modric for good.

Both these sides have another 48 hours or so to bring in some big signings and compete to be at the top.

Is it injuries?

Spurs’ side has been plauged with injuries at the moment. Ledley King, William Gallas, Alan Hutton, Steven Pienaar are all injured. Yesterday they played without a defensive midfielder as all three weren’t available as Huddlestone wasn’t match fit, Sandro has got a knee problem and Palacios went for a medical at Stoke to complete his signing.

Arsenal were with suspensions for Gervinho and Frimpong who both picked up red cards in the Gunners’ first two games of the season. They also have some injuries. Both Wenger and Redknapp would be looking for their players to get fit quickly. Redknapp yesterday got another 3 injuries as Kranjcar got a slight groin problem, Lennon had a hamstring problem and Rafael Van Der Vaart tore a muscle in his ankle. It truly was a day to forget for the clubs from North London.

Was it wrong tactics?

Same old, same old. Both these sides have been playing their formations the same way as last season. But Redknapp made a big mistake yesterday by playing in two attacking midfielders. Arsenal meanwhile have problems of their own. They played the same like last season with nothing new.

We all know that the season has just started. But there could be some more hammering coming up for both these sides as they have nothing new to offer. This is a real wake up call for these two sides.

That said, i’m pretty sure that these two sides will bounce back. The only question is, when?

What do you think is wrong with these two sides? Do drop in your comment! 😀

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Manchester Delight: United cruise to record breaking 8-2 win over Arsenal as City put 5 past hapless Tottenham — Results Roundup

The third weekend of Barclays Premier League action has come to an end and boy it ended handsomely. While Chelsea and Liverpool both recorded wins yesterday, the clubs from Manchester really stole the show today with some amazing display of football.

Roberto Mancini’s Manchester City  stung Tottenham Hotspur right from the word go, creating chances after chances and eventually taking the lead through Edin Dzeko. The striker then went on to add 3 more to his tally, ending with 4 on the day and giving City their first win at White Hart Lane in 5 years. The Blues won 5-1. Kaboul scored the consolation goal for the home team.

As if Manchester City’s 5 star performance wasn’t enough, Manchester United really turned it on in the last match of the weekend, thumping 8 past a beleaguered Arsenal side as the Reds ran rampant at Old Trafford, showing City that they are still the team to beat. Wayne Rooney scored a hat-trick while Ashley Young starred too with 2 fantastic goals. Park, Welbeck, and Nani were the other scorers for United. For Arsenal, captain Van Persie, after missing a penalty early on, struck a ferocious volley from close range after Theo Walcott had given the Gunners some hope.

As with the previous 2 games this season, Arsenal yet again saw one of their players sent off, making it 3 out of 3. They now have more players sent off (3) than they have scored goals this season (2)  or have points on the board (1). Manchester United ended up 8-2 winners, breaking quite a few records in the process as Arsenal’s misery continues.

Here are all the results from the day’s action:

Sunday, 28 August 2011

Man Utd

Welbeck (22)
Young (28, 90+1)
Rooney (41, 64, pen 82)
Nani (67)
Park Ji-Sung (70)

(HT 3-1)

Walcott (45+3)
Van Persie (74)

Bookings:Young (27)
Evans (27)
Bookings:Arshavin (15)
Jenkinson (40)
Djourou (63)
Sent off:Jenkinson (77)


Best (48, 66)

(HT 0-0)

Dempsey (88)

Bookings:Simpson (87)
Smith (90+5)
Bookings:Sidwell (64)


Kaboul (68)

(HT 0-2)
Man City

Dzeko (34, 41, 55, 90+3)
Aguero (60)

Bookings:Assou-Ekotto (10)
Van der Vaart (31)
Bookings:Barry (20)
Zabaleta (23)
Y Toure (25)
Savic (76)

West Brom


(HT 0-0)

Shotton (89)

Here’s the updated league table after 3 rounds of matches

Premier League table
Sunday, 28 August 2011 17:54 UK
1 Man Utd 3 10 9
2 Man City 3 9 9
3 Liverpool 3 4 7
4 Chelsea 3 3 7

5 Wolves 3 3 7

6 Newcastle 3 2 7
7 Aston Villa 3 2 5
8 Wigan 3 2 5
9 Stoke 3 1 5
10 Bolton 3 1 3
11 Everton 2 0 3
12 QPR 3 -5 3
13 Sunderland 3 -1 2
14 Norwich 3 -2 2
15 Swansea 3 -4 2
16 Fulham 3 -3 1
17 Arsenal 3 -8 1

18 West Brom 3 -3 0
19 Blackburn 3 -4 0
20 Tottenham 2 -7 0

*Tottenham’s fixture against Everton was postponed on the opening day due to ongoing riots in the area

Barclays Premier League: 27th August Results Roundup

Match day 3 of the Barclays Premier League got off to a good start today with newly promoted QPR’s trip to Wigan Athletic, followed by Sunderland’s trip to the other new boys Swansea. Chelsea, Villa and Blackburn were all in action today at home, but the most important result of the day has to be Liverpool’s table-topping 3-1 win against Bolton at Anfield. New signings Henderson and Charlie Adam got their first goals for the Merseyside club.

Saturday, 27 August 2011

Aston Villa


(HT 0-0)


Bookings:Delph (6) Bookings:O’Hara (45+1)
Henry (63)
Stearman (72)



(HT 0-0)

Arteta (pen 90+2)

Bookings:Salgado (14)
Hoilett (24)
Petrovic (45+1)
Nzonzi (55)
Samba (90+3)
Bookings:Anichebe (14)
Arteta (53)


Bosingwa (6)
Lampard (pen 82)
Mata (90+11)

(HT 1-0)

Holt (63)

Bookings:Bosingwa (36)
Torres (56)
Bookings:Crofts (41)
Naughton (59)
Sent off:Ruddy (80)


Henderson (15)
Skrtel (52)
Adam (53)

(HT 1-0)

Klasnic (90+2)

Bookings:Steinsson (44)
Klasnic (49)



(HT 0-0)


Bookings:Agustien (59) Bookings:Gardner (83)


Di Santo (41, 66)

(HT 1-0)


Bookings:Piscu (33)
Caldwell (77)

Tomorrow’s fixtures:

Sunday, 28 August 2011
Newcastle v Fulham, 13:00
Tottenham v Man City, 13:30
West Brom v Stoke, 15:00
Man Utd v Arsenal, 16:00

Barclays Premier League Preview: Matchday 3

TGIF! Another week’s action of the Barclays Premier League coming our way. 10 fixtures will take place this week in England and two of them are absolute crackers. Let us guide you through the mouth watering premier league preview for the weekend.

For starters, there are 7 games to be played on Saturday and 3 on Sunday.

Aston Villa vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

A cracking derby coming up this Saturday. Its the first game of the weekend. Wolves find themselves second in the table with 6 points out of 6 below Manchester City only on goal difference. Aston Villa meanwhile showing some good form as last weekend all their three strikers Gabriel Agbonlahor, Emile Heskey and Darren Bent scored in a 3-1 win over Blackburn.

Corresponding Fixture: Wolves came up with a shock win at the Villa Park last season as they won by a goal to nil. Matt Jarvis scored.

Wigan Atheletic vs Queens Park Rangers

Wigan has had a decent start to the premier league with two draws against the two new premier league sides Swansea City and Norwich City. They look set to go head to head with another newly promoted side QPR. QPR lost 4-0 to Bolton on the opening day and then went on to win at the Goodison Park by a goal to nil.

Important Player for Wigan: Hugo Rodallega

Important Player for QPR: Adel Tarrabat

Blackburn Rovers vs Everton

Both these clubs have had a poor start to the season. Blackburn last week lost to Aston Villa last weekend. Everton meanwhile, lost to the Queens Park Rangers at home. Both would be keen for a victory this weekend at Ewood Park.

Corresponding Fixture: Last season it was Blackburn who came up with the win by a goal to nil. Kalinic was the goal scorer.

Chelsea vs Norwich City

Chelsea has had a slow start to the season. They have next got up an exciting team who are here from from back to back promotions. Chelsea is still unbeaten in the Barclays Premier league with a draw and a win. Meanwhile, even Norwich City are unbeaten as they have drew both their opening games. Chelsea will look to change that on Saturday.

Important Player for Chelsea: Fernando Torres.

Important Player for Norwich: Richie Da Laet.

Swansea City vs Sunderland

Swansea have been able to find just one point in their two games. The opener was a game we quite expected them to loose which was against Manchester City. Last week Premier league was brought to the Liberty Stadium and this weekend we are sure that the Liberty Stadium will be rocking in Wales. Sunderland have just been able to find out only a point yet out if their possible six. They would be keen to get their first victory as early as possible.

Important Player for Sunderland: Asamoah Gyan.

Important Player for Swansea: Scott Sinclair

Liverpool vs Bolton Wanderers

Liverpool have got up to a decent start to the Premier league. Last weekend we saw them beating Arsenal by 2 goals to nil at the Emirates. Bolton meanwhile had a fantastic start to their campaign beating QPR at Loftus Road. In the following weekend they disturbed the big money spenders Manchester City “big time”. Bolton are certainly the team to watch out for.

Corresponding Fixture: Liverpool won this fixture last season.

Newcastle United vs Fulham

Newcastle are the only team in the league who havn’t yet conceded a single goal. The have fot 4 points out of the possible 6. Fulham meanwhile hasn’t had the best of the starts and will be looking for all three points at Tyneside.

Important Player for Newcastle: Shola Ameobi

Important Player for Fulham: John Arne Risse

Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester  City

What a huge game right at the start of the season. Its just the third week and we are in for a cracker at the Lane. Spurs at the moment are rock bottom of the table and will be looking to open their account. Manchester City are right at top of the table. Its a top vs Bottom clash but that doesn’t say its a one sided game.

Corresponding Fixture: It was a 0-0 draw on the opening day last season.

West Bromwich Albion vs Stoke City

West Brom has had a tough start to the season. They haven’t yet won a single game as they haven’t even drew one. They have lost to both Manchester United and Chelsea. Stoke have been aggeresive and looking good. They have drew their first two games.

Important Player for west Brom: Shane Long.

Important Player for Stoke: Kenwyne Jones.

Manchester United vs Arsenal

Cracker of a Sunday. Its the old rivalry of United and Arsenal back on the field. United have taken all 6 points of the possible 6. Arsenal haven’t yet even scored a goal but this game we are all sure is in for a cracker at Old Trafford.

Corresponding Fixture: It was Man Utd who won last season from a Park-ji-Sung header.

So, an exciting weekend coming your way. Especially, the Super Sunday. Which match are YOU looking forward to the most?

Breaking News: Arsenal agree terms with Manchester City over Samir Nasri

Arsenal can confirm that they have agreed terms with Manchester City over Samir Nasri.

The 24-year-old midfielder, who has spent three years with the Gunners, has been omitted from Arsenal’s squad which flies to Udinese this afternoon and instead will travel north for a medical.

The move will be subject to Nasri passing a medical and formal registration processes.

Nasri, who has been linked with City all summer, trained with Arsenal on Tuesday morning despite having told the manager Arsène Wenger that he did not want to be included in the squad to play Udinese on Wednesday.

The midfielder has since been given permission to travel to Manchester to undergo a medical and agree personal terms.

The move, believed to involve a fee of £22m, will mean a significant pay rise for the 24-year-old, who had previously rejected a new £90,000-a-week contract to stay at Arsenal.

The departure is another blow for Wenger, who signed Nasri in 2008 from Marseille for a fee of £15.8m. In July Wenger had insisted that he would not sell either Samir Nasri or Cesc Fabregas, both of whom have now gone. Wenger said: “Samir’s situation is clear for me. He stays. We are in a [financial] position where we can say ‘No’, and we will … Imagine the worst situation, that we lose Fábregas and Nasri; you cannot convince people that you are ambitious after that.”

Nasri’s move will put more pressure on Wenger to add signings to his squad, though one of his primary targets, Eden Hazard, is not for sale, according to his club Lille.

Lille general manager Frédéric Paquet told the BBC: “Eden will not be leaving this season. We are aware of interest from some of the biggest clubs in Europe but we are not prepared to sell. He is very happy here, he understands our project and wants to stay for at least another year.”

Barclays Premier League: August 20 Results Roundup

The second round of premier league games went under way earlier today and we’ve got some fantastic results for you. First up was the mouth-watering clash between Arsenal and Liverpool which ended in more heartbreak for the Gunners as The Kop ran away 2-0 winners with a little help from lady luck. With Frimpong’s red card, Arsenal now have more players sent off than they have points! Moving on, Aston Villa and Chelsea both recorded their first home wins of the season, while Everton and Sunderland both suffered shock defeats at home. Swansea and Wigan, on the other hand, played out a goalless draw.

Saturday, 20 August 2011



(HT 0-0)

Ramsey (og 78)
Suarez (90)

Bookings:Frimpong (8)
Lansbury (89)
Bookings:Carroll (28)
Lucas (45)
Sent off:Frimpong (70)

Aston Villa

Agbonlahor (12)
Heskey (25)
Bent (67)

(HT 2-0)

Pedersen (52)

Bookings:Heskey (55)
Delph (58)
Petrov (80)


Anelka (53)
Malouda (83)

(HT 0-1)
West Brom

Long (4)

Bookings:Lampard (34)
Terry (90)
Bookings:Tamas (7)
Mulumbu (45)
Olsson (60)
Odemwingie (90+1)



(HT 0-1)

Smith (31)

Bookings:Osman (81) Bookings:Hall (39)



(HT 0-0)

R Taylor (62)

Bookings:Brown (36)
Cattermole (67)
Bardsley (68)
Bookings:Cabaye (25)
R Taylor (38)
Barton (68)
Sent off:Bardsley (89)



(HT 0-0)


Bookings:McCarthy (18)
Gomez (25)
Moses (76)

Tomorrow’s fixtures:

Sunday, 21 August 2011

  • Norwich v Stoke, 13:30
  • Wolverhampton v Fulham, 14:00
  • Bolton v Man City, 16:00

Monday’s fixture:

Monday, 22 August 2011

  • Man Utd v Tottenham, 20:00

5 Possible replacements of Fabregas for Arsenal

Yesterday saw an end to one of the biggest transfer sagas in the history of football. Francesc Fabregas, the now former Arsenal skipper completed his dream move back to his boyhood club Barcelona. Now, we all know that Arsenal are a fantastic footballing side with wonderful passing and movement. But they have been struggling a lot since the last couple of seasons and with their inspirational captain’s departure at this stage, they will certainly miss him (Fabregas) dearly. Fabregas serviced Arsenal for 8 years. Now let us see who can replace Fabregas for Arsene Wenger’s men.

1. Eden Hazard

This transfer looks highly unlikely as Lille themselves have said that Hazard is not for sale. BUT, Arsenal do have the cash this time around after selling Fabregas for around about 36mn. They can tempt Lille to sell him by putting in a huge offer.

The Belgian International can suit Arsenal’s quick passing style of play. He can give good support in midfield to Jack Wilshere. He is capable of scoring goals and making assists. He is one player that Wenger would be keenly looking for.

2. Aaron Ramsey

No one has really spoken about this guy yet. Ramsey, who is already in the Arsenal team, can be a real good replacement for Fabregas. Ramsey got a serious ankle injury 2 years ago but is back and fit again. Already having the Arsenal style of play inside him, Ramsey can become an Arsenal great, especially when you consider the fact that he is much more mature than everyone his age. He became the youngest captain of Wales recently.

After looking at his squad Wenger would certainly be looking out on Ramsey.

3. Xabi Alonso

After the arrival of Sahin and the kind of form Mesut Ozil is in, it looks like Alonso won’t get much game time at Real Madrid. Xabi Alonso, an ex-Liverpool player, is in a place where you never know what can happen in world football. Xabi Alonso is a kind of player who can play anywhere in midfield. Turning 30 this November, Xabi Alonso has the vision and the experience to help Arsenal get back to their winning ways, and he would be a great addition to Arsenal’s midfield.


4. Yoann Gourcuff

He will take time to settle in the premier league but his potential is there. His desire to play football is there. His arrival would make Arsenal really strong and make a new partnership between him and Robin Van Persie. And he can bring in his old Bordeaux partnership with Marouane Chamakh as well. His ability to split a defense in half, along with his technique and his eye for goal, would make him the perfect replacement for Fabregas and a perfect signing for Arsenal.

5. Willian

The Brazilian midfielder is really strong both physically and mentally and can shake the premier league with Arsenal. Willian is a very creative midfielder and he can fit into the Arsenal side perfectly. BUT will Shaktar Dontesk sell him? Thats the big question.




There are many possible replacements for Fabreagas and above are just 5 of them. Who do you think will actually replace him at Arsenal?

Barcelona complete Fabregas signing: But how will it work?

Arsenal have announced that they have agreed a deal to sell their club-captain Francesc Fabregas to European champions Barcelona. Fabregas was heavily linked with a move to Camp Nou since the last 3 years, and now the longest running transfer saga has finally come to an end. The deal has been completed for a reported 36mn with Fabregas having to pay 4.5mn from his own pocket to complete the deal. Fabregas left Barca’s academy to join Arsenal in 2003.

Fabregas was with Arsenal for eight years and made 303 appearances for them, scoring 57 goals. Arsene Wenger the Arsenal manager told his official website:

“We have been clear that we didn’t want Cesc to leave and that remains the case.

“However, we understand Cesc’s desire to move to his home town club and have now accepted an offer from Barcelona.

“We thank Cesc for his contribution at Arsenal and wish him future success.”

But now the question arrives: How can he fit into the Catalan side?

Will Fabregas get a chance to play at Barcelona? His dream has come true but looks like he won’t get much chance to play in the Barcelona shirt. We all know that Fabregas is a world class player but can he play ahead of Xavi Hernandez or Anders Iniesta? I doubt.

What do you expect from Fabregas at Barcelona? Will he be a regular starter for the Catalans? If yes, then who will make way for him?