Premier League Review, Morrison Style

Robert MorrisonContributor IApril 15, 2010

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 14:  Danny Rose of Tottenham Hotspur (unseen) scores on his Premier League past goalkeeper Manuel Almunia of Arsenal during the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal at White Hart Lane on April 14, 2010 in London, England.  (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
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A relatively brief review of Premier League football, or 'soccer' matches, my first attempt at such a hard task. I hope to bring a bit of passion to the normal boring football reviews you can read out there, so right now I will have to warn you there is likely to be a fair bit of bias.

I am a die hard Spurs fan, Tottenham Hotspur to laymen, and last night, April 14th, we saw history finally made after many years of pain. For the first time in what feels like a lifetime we managed to end the most humiliating league record we own.

First though, Portsmouth gained a point against Wigan in their first warm up match in preparation for the FA Cup final.

This is a bad result for Wigan who may still be fighting for their Premier League survival and failed to take advantage of a much weakened Portsmouth team. Well, at this moment in time its hard for Portsmouth not to be weak.

Across at Villa they lost points in the vital race for 4th place, or more 5th now to be honest. They managed to sneak a 2-2 draw with Everton. Tim Cahill scoring another two headers to add to his impressive stats for a 5'10 midfielder.

The main story however, as I have alluded to, is the Tottenham result.

Just a few days after a hard extra time loss to Portsmouth in the FA Cup semifinal, Spurs were faced with their hated rivals Arsenal.

Both teams have been weakened by some high profile injuries and suspensions yet the energy, passion and skill on display was spectacular, topped off by 'that goal' by Danny Rose, a debutant in the Premier League.

It took barely 10 minutes for the youngster to drive a shot over the head of a badly positioned Almunia, worth a watch for any fan of football.

It took another half an hour till the next goal flew into the back of the net. Beautiful work by Jermain Defoe managing to force his way through the rather porous weakened defence of Arsenal eventually letting Gareth Bale, the leggy Welsh Winger, power the ball past the once again hapless Almunia.

Arsenal did hit back eventually after the come back of Robin Van Persie, in my opinion a not very nice man (To be polite) never the less quite an amazing striker. His work freed up Walcott to slide a ball into the always comical Bendtner who managed to stumble the ball into the net.

Only a string of brilliant saves by the Brazilian Gomes kept the score at 2-0 for so long and thanks to his brilliant work Spurs held on for the win.


If any one is interested in anything about English football please drop me a message, I'll be more than happy to try and help, both new people to the sport and old hands. Or, if your an Arsenal fan, feel free to start ripping into me now, I'm sure you want to