Monday, 28 September 2009

Martinez guides Wigan to win over Chelsea

There was a big shock in the Premier League this weekend, as Wigan Athletic defied the odds, and stopped Chelsea in their tracks as Roberto Martinez's men beat the Londoners 3-1 at the DW Stadium.

Chelsea had won their previous 6 games, but goals from Titus Bramble, Rodellega, and Paul Scharner were the heroes as they took advantage of Petr Cech's sending off, this after Didier Drogba had levelled for Chelsea.

Man Utd take over at the top of the table after their hard earned victory at Stoke, where Dimitar Berbatov & John O'Shea scored the vital goals to send United to the summit of the Premier League on goal difference.

Fernando Torres hit a hat trick as Liverpool demolished Hull 6-1 at Anfield, Torres put the Reds 1-0 up early on, but Geovanni levelled things up for Hull soon after. It wasn't long before Torres restored their lead, and scored his, and Liverpool's third just after half time. Steven Gerrard looped in a fourth on the hour, before 2 late goals from Marcus Babbel sealed the points.

Robbie Keane was the hero for Tottenham as he smashed in four goals in their 5-0 win over Burnley at White Hart Lane, to lift Spurs up to 4th, Jermaine Jenas was the other scorer in the game.

Arsenal are up to fifth after a sole Robin van Persie goal clinched a 1-0 victory over Fulham at the Craven Cottage.

Aston Villa drop to seventh as they went from 1-0 up to losing 2-1 at Blackburn Rovers. Gabi Agbonlahor had put Villa one up after just 3 minutes, but Samba equalized for Rovers, before a second half penalty from David Dunn clinched the points for Sam Allardyce's men.

Kenwyn Jones scored twice yesterday as Sunderland got back to winning ways with a 5-2 win over Wolves at the Stadium of Light. Darren Bent had put the Black Cats one up from the spot early on, Jones then added a penalty 3 minutes into the second half, before Wolves mounted a fightback, and levelled things up thanks to an own goal from Mensah, and Kevin Doyle equalized.
Jones, Michael Turner, and an own goal from Mancienne completed the scoring for Sunderland.

Despite a poor start to the season, Everton are up to 9th, having inflicted Portsmouth's sevent straight Premier League defeat, which is the worst start made by a top flight team in the last 89 years, Louis Saha was the man to set that stat up following his first half strike.

The other game in the Premier League saw Bolton win at Birmingham, Cohen put the Wanderers 1-0 up after just 10 minutes, but marksman Kevin Phillips got what he thought was a matchsaving equalizer just 6 minutes from time for Birmigham, but just two minutes later Lee scored the winner for revived Bolton.

The final match of the weekend took place on Monday night, where Manchester City defeated West Ham 3-1 at Eastlands, and wasn't it obvious that Carlos Tevez would get in on the act to put a dent into the Hammers survival hopes!

That's it for this week's update, another preview on the way on Friday!

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