Nicklas Bendtner struck a hat-trick as Arsenal outclassed Porto to overturn a first-leg deficit with ease and clinch a place in the last eight of the Champions League. Bendtner – heavily criticised after a succession of misses in Saturday’s win against Burnley – was a relieved man after a clinical display after Arsene Wenger decided to stick … Continue reading “Football Roundup: Champions League: Bendtner hattrick puts Gunners through; Bayern lose but dramatically go through; Sunderland net first win of 2010 thanks to Bent hattrick; Rangers extend lead at top of SPL to 13 points”
Liverpool’s hopes of finishing 4th, and an automatic entry into next year’s Champions League, suffered a major blow after a disastrous display which lead to a 0-1 defeat at Wigan. Rafa Benitez claimed “It was a fair result”.
Everton thrashed Hull in the only Premier League game on Sunday. A brace from Arteta, a Garcia own goal and a couple of late strikes from Donovan and Rodwell did the trick for them. Chelsea stormed into the Semis of the FA Cup with a comfortable win over Stoke. Terry first set up Lampard and … Continue reading “Football Roundup:Everton thrash Hull; Terry ends tough week by sending Chelsea into FA semis; Superb Aston Villa comeback too good for Reading; Mourinho furios as Inter held”
Paul Scholes was the Saviour for Manchester United as the Red Devils edged past a determined Wolves thanks to a 100th League goal for the veteran Englishman. Although United have moved to the top of the league temporarily, it was no where near a satisfying performance from the reigning champions. Arsenal also kept pace with the leaders, … Continue reading “Football Roundup: Scholes’ 100th saves ManUtd’s blushes; Arsenal move to joint 2nd; Pompey advance to semis of FA Cup; Roma-Milan cancel each other out; Barca drop points; Real get dramatic come-from-behind win”
Steven Gerrard and Fernando Torres scored as Liverpool won a bad-tempered contest against Blackburn to move to within one point of fourth spot. Gerrard gave the hosts the lead after 20mins only for Keith Andrews to equalize from the spot after further 20mins. Then 4mins later at the stroke of half-time, Torres marked his return … Continue reading “Football Roundup: Another unconvincing win for Liverpool; Juventus shocked at home; Rangers deliver knock-out punch to Celtic in Old Firm derby”
Arsenal came from behind to beat Stoke in a match marred by an horrific injury to Welsh teenager Aaron Ramsey. Arsenal left it really late to keep their title hopes alive but the talking point surely has to be the horrific injury to Aaron Ramsey inflicted by Ryan Shawcross, who hours later was selected by … Continue reading “Football Roundup: Arsenal win but match marred by horrific Ramsey injury; Barca scrap through while Real win comfortably”
Manchester City inflicted Chelsea’s first home Premier League defeat this season in a game which began with Wayne Bridge refusing John Terry’s handshake. Frank Lampard’s low strike put Chelsea ahead but Carlos Tevez equalised after a long ball was not dealt with, before Craig Bellamy shot beyond Hilario to make it 2-1 in favor of … Continue reading “Football Roundup: Manchester City humiliate Chelsea at Stamford Bridge; Portsmouth get priceless win at Burnley”
Wayne Rooney scored another brace for Manchester United and both of them were headers – his latest style of scoring goals. For a man who had just 4 headed goals to his name has already scored around 7 this term. Another dimension to this remarkable footballer’s game. Meanwhile in the Champions League, Barcelona earned a … Continue reading “Football Roundup: Rooney HEADS Manchester United to victory; Barcelona held; Bordeaux get vital away win”
All results from Sunday (doesn’t include games currently in progress or due to start OF COURSE)
In the early kick-off today, Manchester United traveled to Goodison Park aiming to get a win and put pressure on Chelsea but miserably failed to do so. After Berbatov opened the scoring for the visitors in the 16th minute, it was all Everton. After Bilyaletdinov’s equaliser 3 minutes later, 2 second half super subs (Gosling … Continue reading “Football Roundup: Everton shock ManUtd; Chelsea extend lead at top to 4 points; Arsenal, West Ham register comfortable wins”
2 more pre-quarter fixtures were played in the Champions League last night which saw Porto being gifted a win by Arsenal while Klose grabbing a last grasp (and controversial) winner against Fiorentina for Bayern Munich. Other results from around the world included too.