Barclays Premier League: 23 October — Results Roundup

There were five matches played today in the premier league including a mouth-watering Manchester Derby, Arsenal’s clash against Stoke, and Chelsea’s visit to QPR among others. Here are all the results:

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Arsenal

Gervinho (27)
Van Persie (73, 82)

3-1
(HT 1-1)
Stoke

Crouch (34)

Bookings:

Whitehead (31)
Wilkinson (55)


Blackburn

Formica (28)

1-2
(HT 1-1)
Tottenham

Van der Vaart (15, 53)

Bookings:

Nzonzi (55)
Lowe (63)
Roberts (80)
Yakubu (90+2)

Bookings:

Rose (76)


Fulham

Ruiz (67)

1-3
(HT 0-1)
Everton

Drenthe (3)
Saha (90)
Rodwell (90+3)

Bookings:

Johnson (54)
Sidwell (73)
Baird (90+2)

Bookings:

Distin (50)


Man Utd

Fletcher (81)

1-6
(HT 0-1)
Man City

Balotelli (22, 60)
Aguero (69)
Dzeko (90, 90+3)
Silva (90+1)

Bookings:

Anderson (62)
Evra (67)
Smalling (79)
Welbeck (83)

Bookings:

Balotelli (24)
Kompany (41)
Richards (86)

Sent off:

Evans (47)


QPR

Helguson (pen 10)

1-0
(HT 1-0)
Chelsea

Bookings:

Derry (52)
Barton (59)

Bookings:

Mikel (50)
Lampard (52)
Ivanovic (58)
David Luiz (70)
Meireles (72)
Cole (76)
Terry (90)

Sent off:

Bosingwa (33)
Drogba (41)

Manchester City’s defeat of Manchester United wasn’t as shocking as the manner in which the game was won. 1-6 at Old Trafford will never be forgotten.

Updated Table:

Premier League table
Sunday, 23 October 2011 17:54 UK
P GD PTS
1 Man City 9 26 25
2 Man Utd 9 14 20
3 Chelsea 9 10 19
4 Newcastle 9 6 19

5 Tottenham 8 2 16

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

18 Bolton 9 -12 6
19 Wigan 9 -9 5
20 Blackburn 9 -10 5

Via BBC

Blues go bonkers, claim they beat United to win Community Shield

“What game were you watching?” seems to be trending online after Manchester City’s website claimed that Mancini’s men had beaten arch rivals Manchester United 3-2 to win the Community Shield. The truth was exactly the opposite.

The Blues are clearly finding it difficult to come to terms with their defeat to bitter rivals Manchester United in the Community Shield as a last-gasp strike from Portuguese winger Nani completed a stunning comeback for the Old Trafford side as they sealed a 3-2 win in an entertaining encounter at the new Wembley. 

But the official City website claimed it was the blue half of Manchester who triumphed.

Dubious claim: Manchester City's official website said they had beaten United(Click image for larger view)

Mancini’s men looked to be cruising at half time after goals from Joleon Lescott and Edin Dzeko put the Blues 2-0 ahead at half time. But United, who made 3 substitutions at the interval, came flying out of the traps after the break and goals from Chris Smalling and Nani brought them level. The game became more intense after that with both teams pressing for the win. With 4 minutes added on after normal time and 3 minutes already up, the game looked certain to head to penalties. But an error from City captain Vincent Company in the dying seconds gifted Nani the chance to win it and the Portuguese winger duly accepted.

The City website later corrected the result as Sir Alex Ferguson celebrated his side’s victory over United’s ‘noisy neighbors’.

Cristiano Ronaldo: Reds return possible in future

Goal-den boy: Cristiano Ronaldo scored in Real Madrid's 3-0 victory over Xerez on Saturday

Cristiano Ronaldo has suggested he could return to Manchester Unitedone day, despite leaving the club for Real Madrid last summer. Ronaldo spent six productive years at Old Trafford, winning three Premier Leaguetitles, the Champions League and numerous other trophies and personal honours, before moving to Madrid for a world record £80m.

The Portuguese attacker has settled well in the Spanish capital, scoring 11 goals in 13 league appearances and four in six in Europe. Last night he struck twice in quick succession to seal Madrid’s 3-0 victory at bottom club Xerez.

“Of course I miss playing for Manchester United,” Ronaldo told The News of the World. “I played there for six years and that’s a long time.

“I am still interested in watching Manchester United and, you never know, maybe in the future I could return to play there. It’s always possible.”

Ronaldo has a long-term contract at his boyhood club Madrid which he has no intention of breaking, but he stressed his fondness for Sir Alex Ferguson, his former United team-mates and the club itself.

“I want to fulfil my contract here but, in the future, only God knows,” Ronaldo added. “I will not say I am not happy here at Real Madrid.

“I am really happy and everyone knows this is my club but, of course, I miss Manchester United, the boss, the players, because I left family there.”

Credits: The Guardian

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