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EPL Sunday Round Up: 28/02/2010

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 28:  Steven Gerrard of Liverpool celebrates scoring the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Blackburn Rovers at Anfield on February 28, 2010 in Liverpool, England.  (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
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Thomas HoweCorrespondent IFebruary 28, 2010

In a fiery contest at Anfield, Liverpool beat Blackburn Rovers 2-1.

Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez had both Steven Gerrard and Fernando Torres available for the first time since 13th January.

Both got on the score sheet to give Liverpool three points at home.

Liverpool skipper Gerrard put the Reds one up with a simple left-footed shot from six yards out. However, a Jamie Carragher handball gave Rovers a golden opportunity to equalise.

Keith Andrews stepped up and buried the penalty to make it 1-1.

Torres certainly was not anywhere near his best, but Liverpool fans around the World could not help but get excited whenever the Spaniard got on the ball.

Torres popped up unmarked in the box and coolly slid the ball beyond Rovers keeper Paul Robinson.

In-form Roman Pavlyuchenko inspired Spurs to climb to fourth in the table, after beating Everton 2-1 at White Hart Lane.

Everton’s Premiership form has been outstanding over the last month recording victories over Manchester United and Chelsea.

Despite a midweek defeat to Sporting Lisbon in the Europa League, Everton reacted well to going a goal down.

Pavlyuchenko tapped home a Jermaine Defoe cross within the six yard box to give Spurs and early lead.

Although Everton were creating chances, Spurs doubled their lead, with a lobbing shot by Croatian playmaker Luka Modric.

A goalkeeping error by Heurelho Gomes allowed Nigerian striker Yakubu to pull a goal back for Everton; however, they could not find the equaliser as the game went on.

The third and final game of the afternoon came from the Stadium of Light, where Sunderland played hosts to Fulham.

Sunderland’s winless streak of 14 games leaves them hovering only three points clear from the drop zone.

Darren Bent had the best chances of the match for the Black Cats, however very few chances were created in a poor game.

Fulham also failed to create many chances in front of goal; however, the draw leaves them having an eight game unbeaten run.

 

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