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Some Strange Results In The Premier League

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.

Comments welcome.

17 comments so far

  • GeordieGerman

    Nov 27, 2010 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #1

    Wouldn’t it be nice to see Andy retake his place at the top of the goal scorers tomorrow? Just how many goals would he need to do that? Anyone know?

  • GeordieGerman

    Nov 27, 2010 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #2

    4. 4 goals. Howay Andy.

  • Hugh Jorgan

    Nov 27, 2010 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #3

    There you go GeordieGerman !
    Premier league top scorers list – and it’s up to date.

  • GeordieGerman

    Nov 27, 2010 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #4

    Chelsea have never faced the new improved Andy before. Could be in for a surprise or two.

  • Marty-Toon

    Nov 27, 2010 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #5

    Nervous bout tomorrow,i think we will play well and Big Andy will score or cause serious problems but Defence and Krul wwill have to be brill to keep them from scoring.
    They could have scored 5 against Brummy only for Foster.

  • Jose_Horny_Enrique

    Nov 27, 2010 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #6

    Shearer+Andy Cole > Berbatov. ;D

  • Thump

    Nov 27, 2010 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #7

    Ah, isn’t it good to see a Toon player back in the top scorers list? Even sweeter when there’s two of ’em! 😉

  • baro

    Nov 27, 2010 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #8

    It sure will be a beauty if Carroll scores 4 goals against Chelsea and retains his spot at the top of scoring sheets. Can’t wait for tomorrows game!

  • partizanovec

    Nov 27, 2010 at 9:45 PM

    Comment #9

    I guess we have spent more time in trening sessions on set pieces, as we must be dominant in Cech’s area with Carroll, Nolan, Campbell and Taylor. All good in the air.
    I hope we have that chances, and realise few of them.

  • partizanovec

    Nov 27, 2010 at 10:06 PM

    Comment #10

    Add Ameobi to the list too. 😉

  • Turkish Magpie

    Nov 27, 2010 at 11:20 PM

    Comment #11

    Would anyone like to see this team tomorrow?



  • Bucks mag

    Nov 28, 2010 at 1:46 AM

    Comment #12

    Turkish Magpie – bold to say the least, all of Vuckic, Ranger and especially Kadar are not ready to start at EPL level.

  • Zangwill_Ho

    Nov 28, 2010 at 2:12 AM

    Comment #13

    Don’t lose is win

  • Ciaran Thomas

    Nov 28, 2010 at 6:44 AM

    Comment #14

    Had enough people wanting to play the youth in a premier league game,Whats the point ? If we lose everyone will get on they backs very easily.Before everyone was hating playing the 4-5-1 but everyone is now wanting to go back to it,It doesnt suit your play that’s for sure.When play isn’t going our way we just hit the long balls to Shola and Andy another that doesnt suit Shola and Andy.We play cracking football when we keep it on floor,Shola and Andy have great feet !.
    Keep the faith !
    In Hughton we trust !

  • Rotonda heights

    Nov 28, 2010 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #15

    Loved shearer’s sneaky dig at fat sam and megson, saying how Bolton fans were now getting to watch decent football. Bet Bolton fans wouldn’t take fat sam back now.

    saw some fantastic football yesterday wth Arsenal, WBA, Blackpool, Bolton and manu putting the likes of Blackburn and stoke to shame.

    Just hope we can play some stuff on the deck today too, instead of the endless hoof ball in the last 3 matches which bought us absolutely nothing.

  • chuck

    Nov 29, 2010 at 2:38 AM

    Comment #16

    Hey ! ya got that right Ed.
    Cant figure if it`s a case of the so called big clubs not quite as good as they were or an improvement in those considered bottom tier clubs.
    Apparently the fired West Ham coach, considers the quality of the EPL to be below that of the Bundeslige, where he practised prior to going to the Hammers , probably sour grapes !
    However, seems the big spenders of the EPL have pulled in their horns and hav`nt spent anywhere near the amounts of a few seasons ago.
    In which case could be the reason for the unusual situation.
    Hell i have no idea who to bet on any more, wierd is the word for it.

  • chuck

    Nov 29, 2010 at 2:50 AM

    Comment #17

    Shearer should talk, what was it again, one win out of eight and a couple more could have kept us up, loser !
    Guy did`nt have a clue, either tactically or picking a team.
    He and Quasimodo, looked like they had just been introduced to the game, painfull.
    Too bad he`s past what he was good at, cause he`s lousy as both a commentator and will never make it as a manager .
    Should try learning the trade at a small club and work his way up.
    Probably want`s the England job ?


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