Some surprising results this afternoon in the English Premier League.
Dimitar Berbatov – 5 goals against Blackburn today
Man United annihilated Blackburn 7-1 at Old Trafford, and Dimitar Berbatov equaled the highest number of goals scored in any one Premier league game with 5, and it puts big Sam Allardyce in the hot seat, after the new Indian owners have said the Blackburn Rovers fans have to be entertained.
Sam will wonder what that means, but it probably means they want Blackburn not to play the way Sam Allardyce teams play – and that may be bad news for big Sam in the long term.
But Man United played very well today and Wayne Rooney was back looking sharp – and seemed to make the Red Devils tick again – and they looked as good as they have all season.
And would you believe the WBA best Everton 4-1 at Goodison Park, and we thought we did well with a 1-0 win. Newcastle play WBA next weekend away, and that will be another tough game, although we usually do well when playing West Brom.
And after Newcastle were smashed 5-1 at the Reebok last weekend, Blackpool were 2-0 up there after 75 minutes, but two late goals from Petrov and Davies got Bolton a 2-2 draw, when all seemed lost for the Trotters.
Arsenal were their usual frustrating selves at Aston Villa in the early game, going up 2-0 and 3-1, but it was still touch and go in the last 18 minutes or so, with the score at 3-2 to the Gunners.
But a last minute goal from the so impressive Jack Wilshere – is this lad really only 18 years old – tied up all 3 points.
But somebody will have to tell the Arsenal players that when they have possession in our just outside the opposing penalty box, the idea is to score goals – not to keep passing the ball around, and hope one of their passes may happen – bu chance – to go into the goal – shoot for heavens sakes! 😀
Arsenal fans must have frayed nerves after watching their team these last few months outclass teams for large portions of the game yet hardly get the 3 points they often deserve.
And it looked like Man City had all 3 points tied up at Stoke after Micah Richards scored a nice late goal on 80 minutes, but then in injury time Matthew Etherington got an equalizer, and it was 2 points thrown away by the Eastlands club.
Fulham continued drawing games when this time out it was 1-1 at home to Birmingham, and manager Mark Hughes continues to be the most drawn-prone manager in the league – as he was at Man City. Mark’s teams may not lose too often but they don’t win too many games either.
And would you believe the two bottom clubs both won at home with West Ham United finally getting a good 3-1 win over Wigan, another relegation looking side.
And finally Mick McCarthy got one over on his former club, as Wolves beat Sunderland 3-2 after Sunderland had been 2-1 up after 71 minutes.
So, as we said at the beginning, quite a few surprising results this afternoon in the Premier League.
Let’s hope that continues tomorrow afternoon when Newcastle take on Chelsea, with Chelsea heavy favorites to win the game.