Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Weekend review

Another cracking weekend of football as I'm sure you'll all agree. Games involving class and controversy in equal measures and some results which could have a decisive impact on the final table at the end of the season.

Wayne Rooney struck twice to earn his team a 2-0 victory over inform West Brom. It was a fairly open contest and may well have turned out differently if West Brom could have took their chances but they didn't and United turned out on top.
Rooney puts in his first of the game in the 35th minute
This result meant that Mancester City had to get at least a point from their clash with Swansea City. It was not to be as City slumped to a 1-0 defeat at the hands of a Luke Moore header, their 4th in 8 away games. Joe Hart had saved a penalty in the seventh minute but could do nothing about the goal. MIcah Richards thought he had leveled for City on to find he had been ruled (correctly) offside by the female official. As a result of the game, City slide down to second in the table and United take the top place away from them.
Luke Moore nods the winner past Joe Hart in the City net
Third place Tottenham had a chance to stop their recent run of form at Everton, who were celebrating the 10 year anniversary of David Moyes being in charge at the club. And he was rewarded with a win with deadline day signing Nikica Jelavic curling the winner around Brad Friedel from 14 yards. Tootenham will feel hard done by as they dominated the second half but couldn't find a significant breakthrough and the game ended 1-0 to Everton.
Nikica Jelavic celebrates his 1st goal with Tim Cahill and Leon Osman.
Two 6 pointers took place this weekend with QPR hosting Bolton and Blackburn visiting Wolves. The latter mentioned ended 2-0 with Jonior Hoillett bagging both goals for his side. wolves should not feel hard done by at all as they played utter rubbish and should thank Wayne Henersey for keeping the final score as low as it was.
Junior Hoillett celebrates his second goal with his team mates.
And the other game that took place won't be remembered for the scoreline but rather the goal that never was. Clint Hill came onto the end of a Joey Barton corner and the ball had significantly crossed the line before Bolton keeper Bogdan got a hand to it. He ran off to celebrate only to find that his goal had not been counted. The final scoreline ended 2-1 to Bolton and could be the game which sends Sparky's Rangers back down to the championship.
Clint Hill's 'goal that never was'
Also this weekend Sunderland outclassed and outplayed a poor Liverpool team whilst Aston Villa ended Fulham's run with both games ending 1-0 to the respective home sides. It was a real comedy goal at Sunderland with Fraizer Campbell hitting the post the rebound back off Reina's back and back on to the post and then straight into the path of Bendtner who finished with ease. Also a comedy goal at Villa with Fulham keeper Schwarzer spilling the ball into the path of Andreas Weimann (I've never heard of him either) who scrambled the ball into the net.

Andreas Weimann scores his first goal for Villa to win them the match
Other results included Arsenal winning 2-1 against Newcastle, Chelsea came back to winning ways beating Stoke 1-0 with Drogba bagging his 100th goal and bottom of the table Wigan earned a vital point away to Norwich. i will post an update tomorrow covering the result of the Merseyside derby and what the result means to the respective teams. Until then keep calm and enjoy the football.

Dan Broeders

1 comment:

  1. Could have taken...

    Apart from that, top class blogging!