Monday, February 7, 2011

Premier League: Weekend Review

Last weekend was one of the biggest weekends of the Premier League season. Lots of big news from across the pond. Here's a recap:
  • Newcastle Makes Four Goal Comeback: On Saturday we had Arsenal take a 4-0 lead on Newcastle in the first half in front of 51,561 at St. James Park. Then with a goal from both Leon Best and Ismael Chiek Tioté, and two goals from Joey Barton, Newcastle United successfully came and tied the game in the 87th minute on a volley from Tioté. This is one of the greatest comebacks in Premier League history.
  • Dempsey Scores for Fulham: In a game that could have been Michael Bradley's debut, Fulham and Aston Villa tied 2-2. In the 78th minute, Clint Dempsey found net off a corner from Danny Murphy. Dempsey's 10th goal of the campagin drew Fulham level. Bradley did not play. The goals for Villa came from a John Pantsil own goal, and Kyle Walker. While Fulham's other goal came from Andrew Johnson in the 52nd minute.
  • Manchester United FINALLY Loses: Also on Saturday Man U lost for the first time this Premier League season. The 2-1 loss to Wolverhampton Wanderers comes after United being undefeated in 24 straight games. Though they dominated possession and shots, Man U couldn't stop goals from Elokobi and Kevin Doyle. Manchester United have gone onto the list of title contenders, along with Manchester City and Chelsea, who have lost to Wolverhampton at Molineux Stadium.
  • Torres and Chelsea Can't Handle Liverpool: On Sunday, in one of the most anticipated matches of the year, Chelsea faced Liverpool at Stamford Bridge. This was Fernando Torres' debut as a Blue and was disappointing for Torres and Chelsea. After so much anticipation, Torres' performance was subpar at best, and he was pulled in the 66th minute for Salomon Kalou. Raul Meireles spoiled the party in the 69th minute. Steven Gerrard crossed the ball in from the right for Meireles who after a nice bounce, put the ball in the back of the net. Chelsea never really recovered, and Liverpool finished off the game and go home with a 1-0 victory.

1 comment:

  1. I still think that the premier league is the second best soccer league in the world, the first one is obviously the Spanish league where you can find the best top soccer players like Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi.