English Premier League Week 2: Basic Review

James WillisAnalyst IAugust 23, 2010

English Premier League Week 2: Basic Review

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    A simple review of week two of the Premier League 2010-2011 season. All the weekend games are covered from Saturday to Monday.
    This is just a quick review for those of you who are either still learning about the game, or simply in a hurry.

Arsenal V Blackpool

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    Result: 6-0

    Upset?: No

    What it means for Arsenal: Comfortable 3 points in the bag.

    What it means for Blackpool: One of the hardest games over, should have tried to concede less though.

Birmingham City V Blackburn Rovers

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    Result: 2-1

    Upset?: No

    What it means for City: Decent 3 points, confidence builder.

    What it means for Blackburn: 3 dropped points, would have liked at least one. 

Everton V Wolverhampton Wanderers

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    Result: 1-1

    Upset?: Slightly

    What it means for Everton: Should have earned all 3 points, could cost them.

    What it means for Wolves: Decent point against decent side.

Stoke City V Tottenham Hotspur

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    Result: 1-2

    Upset?: No

    What it means for Stoke: Unlucky not to draw in second half revival.

    What it means for Spurs: Hard working win at tough away ground. 

West Bromwich Albion V Sunderland

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    Result: 1-0

    Upset?: Slightly

    What it means for West Brom: Good win against a solid side.

    What it means for Sunderland: Missed out on 3 points, would have been aiming to win.

West Ham United V Bolton Wanderers

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    Result: 1-3

    Upset?: No

    What it means for West Ham: Still not found form, may be battling relegation.

    What it means for Bolton: Reasonable 3 points to help push up the table.

Wigan Athletic V Chelsea

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    Result: 0-6

    Upset?: No

    What it means for Wigan: Poor performance, didn't lose with dignity.

    What it means for Chelsea: Another 6-0 win, another 3 points. Chelsea love playing Wigan after last seasons 8-0.

Newcastle V Aston Villa

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    Result: 6-0

    Upset?: Yes

    What it means for Newcastle: Proof they have Premier League quality, great for confidence.

    What it means for Villa: Awful showing, need to rope in full time manager quick.

Fulham V Manchester United

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    Result: 2-2

    Upset?: Slightly

    What it means for Fulham: Decent point through last minute header, confidence builder.

    What it means for United: 2 points dropped in race to title, inconsistency will cost.

Manchester City V Liverpool

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    Result: 3-0

    Upset?: Slightly

    What it means for City: Decent win against a side not on form, good 3 points.

    What it means for Liverpool: Sloppy game means 3 points dropped where a draw should have been expected.

...as it stands

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    Champions: Chelsea

    Champions League: Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester United

    Champions League Play-Off: Manchester City

    Europa League: Bolton Wanderers

    Relegation: Stoke, West Ham United, Wigan Athletic