This weeks Premier league action brought together 2 of the bookies favourites for the title, with Chelsea hosting Manchester City. With Chelsea taking an early lead then only to be pegged back by the inform Sergio Aguerio, this game looked like it was heading for a stale mate only for a massive mistake from Manchester City’s out of form goal keeper to hand the win to Chelsea through the boot of Fernando Torress. This result kept Chelsea second on the table.
League leaders Arsenal travelled to manager less Crystal Palace and were lucky that cross bar helped them take all 3 points. Arsenal took an early lead and looked in control but a some what dubious sending off for Mikel Arteta turned the game and it was Palace with all the ascendancy, twice hitting the cross bar and squandering a few chances in the last 20 minutes. For Arsenal to catch them on the counter attack and seal the win with a second goal and maintain their lead at the top of the table.
Manchester United hosted Stoke City and despite walking into the break losing 2 to 1, the old Manchester United fight back was in full swing and and they came out victors with a 3 to 2 result. This could be the season changer for Manchester United who have been struggling.Only time will tell if it has.
Liverpool took on their bogey team in West Bromwich who twice last year put Liverpool to the sword, but it was a different story this time around with Suarez and Sturridge scoring some quality goals to walk away with a 4 to 1 win. It was a great performance by the reds and despite having some nervy moments towards the end after West Bromwich had been awarded a some what soft penalty. Once Sturridge kicked a sublime chip shot from out side the box that nestled it self in the net it was game over and Liverpool kept them selves inside the top 3 of the league table.
Spurs hosted Hull City and it was only a soft penalty awarded to the home side that was the difference in this game. Hull can be well aggrieved they didint get something out of this game.
Everton maintained their good form with a good away performance at Villa to keep them selves on the coat tails of the league leaders. Surprise packet Southhampton still seem to be not falling from there great start to the season with another comprehensive win over a lack lustre Fulham side who only managed two chances all game. Martin Jol will very dissapointed in his side performance but take nothing away from Southhampton they are a side full of confidence and playing some great football.
The Tyne side derby was an end to end game like most are and it seen struggling Sunderland take all 3 points with a late strike from on loan Liverpool striker Fabio Borini, With Sunderland taking the lead only to be pegged back this was another game that was looking like ending as a draw but the late strike took the much needed pressure of the side lingering in the relegation zone.
In other games we saw Swansea take on West Ham that ended in a nil all result, like wise it was the same result between Norwich and Cardiff City. So until next week that was this week’s dribble.