22 October, 2012 - 08:41

Premier League weekend action

Premier League weekend action

Andre Villas-Boas did not manage to upset his former club in the fascinating London derby between Chelsea and Tottenham as the Blues celebrated victory and stayed top of the league table. Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo reshaped the team that now shows signs of attacking style, becoming a serious title contender. The player that stood out for the Champions League holders is Juan Mata who scored twice in three minutes, overwhelming the Spurs and gaining the advantage Tottenham did not overcome. “The football players Chelsea have and the level of form they have, the fact that they are so connected with each other means they are very creative and every coach can only compliment sides that play like this” commented Villas-Boas after the final whistle.

Arsenal is 10 points behind leading Chelsea as the Gunners sustain a shocking defeat in the game against Norwich that grabbed their first three points in the season. During the match the capital side controlled possession but lacked creativity and ideas in the front line making relatively few challenges. After the match Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger stated his side did not have desire and concentration in the match, underlying: “Football is a that kind of sport where, first of all, you have to be right with your concentration and I do feel that offensively we didn’t win the crucial fights.”

Liverpool gained their first home league victory when 17-year-old Raheem Sterling scored the only goal in the game and became the second youngest striker in the club’s history. The Reds should have won with a much more comfortable score but again lacked decisiveness in the attacking line. Liverpool dominated the first half and at 29th minute England U-21 international Sterling with a brilliant shot put the ball into the net. The win eased the pressure Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers felt after a poor start of the season his team occupying the 12th position on the table with 9 points.

Premier League matchday 8 results:
Norwich 1-0 Arsenal
Fulham 1-0 Aston Villa
Liverpool 1-0 Reading
Man Utd 4-2 Stoke
Swansea 2-1 Wigan
West Brom 1-2 Man City
West Ham 4-1 Southampton
Tottenham 2-4 Chelsea
QPR 1-1 Everton
Sunderland 1-1 Newcastle

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23 October 2012, 15:46

Poor Boas, not enough class in Spurs.. These guys from City get me mad.... stoppage time Premer League last season, stoppage time 10 man win over West Brom.. Good will, though...

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24 October 2012, 11:40

Man Utd 4-2 Stoke, Cool,

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