First off let me apologize for not posting an update sooner, I simply haven't had the time on my hands but I now have more things to rant over so I'm sure you'll all forgive me. Cracking week though wasn't it? Despite being played off the pitch by a fantastic Holland side (from what I saw) England managed to claw the game back to 2-2 in the last 10 minutes only to be finished by a great goal from Robben in extra time. Why Chelsea sold this guy I really don't know, and Madrid for that matter. Hopefully we won't have Psycho Pearce as the gaffer in the summer and that he slinks back to the Olympic team as apart from the 10 minute spell, England were insipid at best (from what I saw) but to be fair, we were against Holland and so deserve the plaudits for their efforts.
Now to the domestic game and after a poor 1-0 defeat to West Brom leaving his team with only 3 wins in 12 games, AVB became the latest manager to be sacked by Roman Abromovich. I had said in an earlier article that they shouldn't get rid and should see out his system for three years and see where it get's them but no, Roman needs his silverware and something had to give in the end. I'd say I feel for AVB but I don't really, the reason being that his reputation really won't have been affected badly at all. He won't have any of the blame put on himself because of the job he undertook and the man he worked for. Luis Phillipe Scolari came out in the press recently and went so far as to say that 'It will be hell for whoever replaces him.' and from how managers have been treated in the past at Chelsea I can't see this trend of Abromovich's changing anytime soon.
So how about we move away from the nonsense of the pitch and focus on what went on on the pitch. Tottenham vs Manchester United was the game to watch this weekend and didn't disappoint. the final score was 3-1 to United but how this was only god knows. Tottenham dominated the play at times and outclassed the United midfield but couldn't bury their chances. United had no such problem and score 3 of their 5 on target and de Gea had another solid game and what Sir Fergie had seen in him at his time in Madrid has definitely shown through recently.
Also Arsenal's MVP Robin van Persie carried them to a 2-1 away win at Anfield and with his 9th goal in as many games he is certainly surpassing all expectation from the start of the season, maybe even from the end of 2011. His second goal was and absolute peach and was not to dissimilar to his goal against Everton late last year except it was an even better finish. This man will go very far in his career. Also hated by all Suarez dived (yes dived, not brush shin pads, flat out dived) to get a penalty only for it to be saved by Szchesny (or however you spell it) who also had a blinder.
There was of course the Chelsea game for which AVB lost his job, a rather bland affair to be honest. West Brom dominated which tells you how much Lamps and co. wanted this.
City continued their title race hopes with a 2-0 win over Bolton, Balotelli, who was on a night out until the early hours the previous night, desperately tried to win over Mancini in a hilarious display. He got his goal and Clichy did to thanks to a massive deflection. Bolton were abysmal and their only good chance came through loanee Ryo Myachi.
Also Fulham demolished Wolves 5-0 in a fantastic display. Pavel Pobgregniak scoring a hatrick and Clint Dempsey bagging a brace.
Here are the other results, hope you all enjoyed last week's football and hopefully enjoy this one too.
Newcastle 1-1 Sunderland
Blackburn 1-1 Aston Villa
QPR 1-1 Everton
Stoke 1-1 Norwich
Wigan 0-2 Swansea