24 September, 2012 - 08:36

Premier League: United wins derby, Arsenal draws with City and other results.

Premier League: United wins derby, Arsenal draws with City and other results.

Manchester City remains unbeaten at the Etihad Stadium for 32 matches since December 2010, Villas-Boas is gratified with Tottenham performance, United looks poor at Anfield yet takes 3 points - the Premier League is never boring!

At Anfield Liverpool clashed with Manchester United and showed one of the best performances this season, yet lacked the cutting edge to convert the dominance in the game into three points. In the first half Liverpool was outplaying the Red Devils up to the moment, when Jonjo Shelvey was sent out of the pitch after nasty fouling on Jonny Evans. Despite that reduction to 10 men that Steven Gerrard put Liverpool in the lead minutes before half-time with left-foot volley. After the break United’s performance stabilized and Rafael Da Silva shot an amazing equalizer, but it was Van Persie’s penalty shot after controversial Antonio Valencia call that brought Ferguson’s team victory in a highly competitive match.

In another top-team battle Manchester City played in a draw against Arsenal as Laurent Koscielny equalized nine minutes from time. The Citizens took the lead in the first half as Joleon Lescott made a header from the corner. In the second half Arsene Wenger’s side were sharper to the ball and swifter to use it, finding the net at the 82nd minute and bringing the final score to 1-1.

Tottenham netted the ball twice in the game against QPR proving the new coach brought different tactics to the team that now can significantly change their formation. The Spurs manager Andre Villas-Boas after the match claimed his team fought very hard to receive that victory, underlining that team’s performance improved in the second half, making a difference in the match and getting the score they deserve.

The results of the 5th playing day:

Liverpool 1-2 Man Utd
Newcastle 1-0 Norwich
Man City 1-1 Arsenal
Tottenham 2-1 QPR
Swansea 0-3 Everton
Chelsea 1-0 Stoke
Southampton 4-1 Aston Villa
West Brom 1-0 Reading
West Ham 1-1 Sunderland
Wigan 1-2 Fulham













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24 September 2012, 15:31

Impressed by Arsenal defense line, even without Vermaelen. Jenkinson has amazing future. A true Wenger school product!

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