Late Article, but with the dreaded International break, here’s a quick recap of what went down in the EPL last weekend:
1. The war of words, Paul Ince and Sir Alex went at it the week preceding the clash between Man Utd and Blackburn. Inevitably Man Utd won, word of advice Paul, don’t make him mad! United were always in control as goals in each half from Wes Brown and Wayne Rooney earned a well deserved three-points.
2. Sunderland looked set to heap more misery on Arsenal following their Hull humbling last week, substitute Grant Leadbitter stepped off the bench and scored a stunner to give his side a lead with just four minutes left on the clock, only for Fabregas to save Arsene Wenger's blushes in the final seconds of injury time. A point saved or two dropped?
3. Chelsea outclassed Aston Villa, who must be thinking that they didn’t play all that badly. But still, were beaten down pretty comprehensively thanks to goals from Joe Cole and Anelka.
4. West Brom striker Roman Bednar was responsible for some wayward finishing as Tony Mowbray's side failed to turn sustained periods of possession into goals against Fulham, but credit must go to the Czech's unstinting persistence as he scored a crucial winner.
5. Joe Kinnear and Newcastle salvage a hard earned point away at struggling Everton. People are still laughing at you Newcastle fans, just not as much as last week.
6. Liverpool went through ecstasy and agony - celebrating a fabulous fight back from goals down but then losing Martin Skrtel with a serious knee injury that could end his season. After conceding two goals, Dirk Kuyt's last-gasp goal sealed their best comeback win since the Champions League Final in Istanbul.
7. Football's favourite and unlikeliest acrobat, Peter Crouch treated Portsmouth to a spectacular peek at his back catalogue by producing another overhead kick in their 2-1 win over Stoke at home. If you haven’t seen it here it is.
8. Set piece Stoke however look in fairly good shape as they continue to threaten teams with their unique style of play.
9. Robert Green had a nightmare as Gianfranco Zola's West Ham were beaten at home by Bolton 3-1. The Boos rang loud and clear, and by the evidence we saw, it doesn’t look like poor old Rob Green is going to get his England re-call.
10. Hopeless, helpless, and virtually pointless, a complete, utter mess from start to finish.
And while the board claim to be behind Juande Ramos, the Spurs chairman will have to consider his options before it is too late. Not since 1912, the year the Titanic went down, have Spurs not managed a win in their opening seven games.
ICEBERG RIGHT AHEAD!!!
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